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Armed Merchant Cruiser, mercantile conversion

Pendant Nos. M.52 (on coming into service), MI.93 (1.18), MI.50 (4.18). Built 1889, 9,984grt, 19kts, owned by White Star Line. Armament: 8-6in, 2-6pdr. Crew (7.15): 57 officers & 380 crew (bi). In service 5.9.14, purchased by Admiralty 16.8.15. Of over 60 commissioned AMC's employed on patrol and later convoy protection, 33 served with 10th CS on Northern Patrol. BU 1922 at Emden. (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:

HMS Teutonic, 10th Cruiser Squadron (Senior Officer) was employed on patrol North of Shetland Islands, but in December 1916 she was placed in reserve. Recommissioned again in October 1917, she was assigned to the 2nd Cruiser Squadron: White sea escort duty. In 1918 she served as a convoy escort ship and troop transport. Teutonic was Britain's first armed merchant cruiser as she was built under the British Auxiliary Armed Cruiser Agreement."

A few links about her can be found in Old Weather forum: http://forum.oldweather.org/index.php?topic=44.0

And here is a link to a publication by Terence Dawson Lilley "Operations of the Tenth Cruiser Squadron: a challenge for the Royal Navy and its reserves. PhD thesis, University of Greenwich - http://gala.gre.ac.uk/9397/ where a transcription of the signals exchanged during Teutonic boarding of Kristianafjord can be found.

THE VOYAGES OF HMS TEUTONIC 1914-1918
(More detailed plots follow in the text)

JP map overview

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

THE VOYAGES OF HMS TEUTONIC 1914

JP map Teutonic 1914

LOGS FOR SEPTEMBER 1914


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10 September 1914

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

One officer & eleven naval ratings arrived on board from Naval Barracks Portsmouth


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11 September 1914

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

Shore gangs employed taking guns on board, putting in the necessary stiffening & refitting ship generally

6.30pm: Crew arrived on board & were accommodated

Two Lieutenants RNR

Six midshipmen RNR

151 men of various ratings


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12 September 1914

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

9.0am: Commissioned ship

Shore labour employed coaling & refitting ship

Hands employed taking in stores

1.15pm: Hands employed taking on board ship stores & ammunition

Shore labour employed coaling & refitting ship

9.0pm: Stopped coaling for the night


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13 September 1914

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

Shore labour employed refitting & coaling ship

8.0am: Hands employed taking in ammunition

1.15pm: Hands resumed taking in & storing away ammunition

Shore labour coaling & refitting ship

9.0pm: Coaling party stopped work for the night


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14 September 1914

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

6.0am: Hands turn to, Clean up decks & breakfast

7.0am: Shore labour resumed coaling & refitting

8.0am: Quarters, clean guns

8.30am: Disperse. Hands told off for general work of the ship

Hands employed at various work in the ship

Shore labour continued coaling & refitting

6.0pm: Stopped coaling for the night


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15 September 1914

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.0am: Shore labour resumed coaling & refitting

Hands employed as requisite

1.15pm: Resumed work of coaling & refitting

Hands employed stowing away stores, clearing decks, etc.

5.30pm: Leave to Star Watch until 7am

Shore labour employed coaling throughout night


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16 September 1914

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

6.45am: Finished coaling ship

8.15am: Exercise Boat, Fire & Collision Stations

9.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship

Hands employed cleaning ship & securing everything for sea

5.0pm: Leave for watch till 11.15pm

11.15pm: Liberty men all on board


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17 September 1914

Liverpool

Lat 53.0, Long -3.0

5.0am: Called hands

6.0am: Stations for leaving dock

6.23am: Left berth assisted by two tugs forward & one aft. Engines used as required

7.35am: Passed into Sandon Basin & made fast

8.31am: Proceeded & entered locks

8.52am: Entered River Mersey

9.50am: Bar Lt Vsl abeam. Reduced speed & carried out gun trials

Swinging ship & adjusting compass

Tug “Herculaneum” in attendance

Hands employed testing guns & search lights

Hands cleaning ship and as requisite & fitting collision mats

4.40pm: Proceeded towards L’pool

5.50pm: Bar Lt Vsl bearing N dist 3 cables

6.0pm: Passed Rock Lt-Ho. Reduced speed

6.30pm: Let go Star anchor in 14 fthms water

6.45pm: Brough up on 90 cables

10.30pm: Ship swinging to ebb tide

Water remaining 43000


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18 September 1914

Liverpool

Lat 53.0, Long -4.0

3.30am: Tide slackening ship swinging to flood tide

4.0am: Heavy squalls & rain

5.30am: Hove short

6.7am: Weighed anchor & proceeded down the river

6.50am: Rock Lt abm

8.0am: Strong gale with heavy squalls & rain. Hands exercised at pre collision & General Quarters Stations

8.9am: Passed Formby Lt Vsl

9.15am: Reduced speed & swung ship round twice adjusting compasses

10.52am: s/c N81W & proceeded full speed

11.25am: Orme’s Hd S9W Dist 7 ½’ Log 22’

Handed patent log

Strong gale with rain squalls. Weather clear

0.25pm: Stopped & discharged pilot & compass adjuster off Pt Lynas

0.35pm: Proceeded full speed s/c N14W & streamed pat log

3.19pm: Chickens Rk Lt N87E dist 4 ½’

5.0pm: Quarters, prepared for night defence

7.56pm: Maidens Lt abm S87W Dist 7’. a/c N17W

10.14pm: Rathlin Is Lt abm S61W

11.42pm: Oversea [Oversay] Lt abm N61E Dist 7’

Water remaining 40000


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19 September 1914

At Sea, from Liverpool to Scapa Flow

Lat 58.2, Long -5.96

3.10am: Skerryvore Lt abm brg [blank space] Dist 8’; Log 202

4.0am: Heavy squalls of wind & rain with occasional lightening & thunder

4.4am: Barra Hd abeam brg [blank space] Dist 16’ Log 224

7.5am: Star engine stopped

9.30am: Proceeded full speed with Star engine

10.0am: Glass Is abm brg N37W Dist 1 ¼’ Log 292

10.0am: Exercised G.Q. A & B group divisional drill

10.50am: Milaid Pt abm Dist 2 ½’ Log 305 ½

2.51pm: C Wrath Lt Ho abm S26E Dist 2 ½’ Log 54

6.36pm: Passed Cantick Lt Dist 1’

6.45pm: Stopped & signalled HMS “Magnificent”

7.28pm: Anchored in Scapa Flow in 20 fthms water. Brought up with 100 fthms cable on Star anchor

10.30pm: Pinnace from HMS “Cyclops” alongside with letter for Captain

Number on sick list: 1

Water remaining 39000

Coal remaining 4205

Oil remaining 9924


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20 September 1914

At Sea

Lat 59.15, Long -1.8

5.55am: Weighed anchor & procdd engines being used as required

7.27am: Passed Hoxa Lt Ho. Streamed pat Log

7.55am: Pentland Skerries abm

9.32am: Copinsay Lt Ho abm Dist 9.4’

1.55pm: Fair Is abm N47W Dist 12’

2.30pm: Reported German SS off Tor Pt steering N

5.22pm: Noss Pt abm N47W Dist 8’

Number on sick list: 2

Water remaining 37500

Coal remaining 4083

Oil remaining 9886


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21 September 1914

At Sea

Lat 60.93, Long 0.61

5.55am: Proceeded ½ speed & a/c to close with steamer

6.15am: Called away sea boat & examined SS “Urd” (Norwegian) Lat 61N, Long 1.00E

7.10am: Slow ahead on N89E

8.0am: Mod wind & fine clear weather

8.50am: Procd full speed

9.35am: Stopped & boarded SS “Blanche” (Swedish) Lat 61N, Long 0 47E

Exercised G. Q. X & Y group divisional drill

2.0pm: Obs Steam Trawler

2.6pm: Full speed & engines as required for boarding trawler

2.58pm: Stopped & boarded trawler “Nellie Dodds” (British) & examined ship’s papers

3.38pm: Slow ahead

5.0pm: Quarters, prepared for night defence

7.0pm: Watch night defence stations

Gentle wind smooth sea & clear weather

Number on sick list: 2

Water remaining 36000

Coal remaining 3970

Oil remaining 9831


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22 September 1914

At Sea

Lat 60.33, Long -0.55

1:50am: Slight rain showers

4.0am: a/c West log 372

5.30am: Sighted SS. Engines as required & various courses set

6.19am: Stopped & boarded SS “Andora” (Norwegian) & examined ship’s papers. Lat 61.01N Long1.27W

7.21am: Proceeded at 42 revs a/c N79W signalled HMS “Alsatian”

9.45am: Divisions followed by General Quarters

10.40am: Half Speed

1.5am: Engines as required for boarding SS “Albania” (British), examined ship’s papers & proceeded half speed

2.21pm: Muckle Flugga abm dist 5 miles

4.40pm: Captn “Mantua” came on board

5.10pm: Captn “Alsatian” boarded

5.40pm: Both Captns left ship

Number on sick list: 2


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23 September 1914

At Sea

Lat 61.46, Long 2.1

4.25am: Starboard engine stopped

7.27am: Starb engine ahead speed 14 knots 218 log

8.0am: Fresh breeze, rough beam sea & overcast

11.15am: Signalled HMS “Mantua”

Noon: Reset patent log

6.45pm: Night watch defence stations

Strong breeze & overcast

Number on sick list: 2


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24 September 1914

At Sea

Lat 64.31, Long 8.26

[list of soundings]

9.45am: Divisions & Prayers. Hands employed as requisite

4.0pm: Mod wind & sea. Overcast & misty weather

5.15pm: Log line carried away, fitted new one

7.0pm: Patent sound wire carried away, fitted new one

8.45pm: Pat sound wire carried away, fitted new one

Number on sick list: 3


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25 September 1914

At Sea

Lat 63.98, Long 9.43

7.0am: Sounding wire carried away, fitted new one

8.0am: Strong wind, overcast sky, squally misty weather

10.22am: Halten Lt Ho abm Dist 5’

Noon: Melsteinen Lt Ho abm S56E Dist 3 ½’

1.26pm: Huscon [Husøya?] Lt abm S55E Dist 2’ ¼. Port to dead slow

4.29pm: Gimsan Lt Ho abeam N55E. Dist 2’ ½

5.40pm: Halten Is Lt Ho abm N55W Dist 3 ½’ a/c North

Midnight: Took cast no bottom at 120 fthms

Strong wind, very rough sea, Heavy rain squalls

Number on sick list: 1


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26 September 1914

At Sea

Lat 64.68, Long 9.36

3.25am: Patent log handed in whilst soundings were being taken

4.0am: Fresh gale with heavy squalls

7.35am: Obs Halten Lt ho S10W

Noon: Strong wind, cloudy overcast weather

4.0pm: Mod gale, rough sea & light SW swell, clear weather

12.0pm: Halten Is Lt brg S25W

Strong gale heavy squalls & rain


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27 September 1914

At Sea

Lat 64.83, Long 8.36

4.0am: Fresh gale with heavy squalls of wind & rain

6.15am: Cast lead 115 fthms, blue clay

7.20am: Rounded ship to, heavy sea, vessel rolling & labouring heavily & shipping water

8.0am: Strong gale, clear weather, heavy squalls

Noon: Strong gale with heavy cross sea; ship labouring heavily. Weather clear

3.10pm: Stopped Star engine

Strong to mod gale with heavy squalls, clear weather

6.0pm: Halten Lt abm S42W

10.5pm: Lost sight of Halten Lt brg S18E

Midnight: Moderating wind, high Wly swell, clear weather

Number on sick list: 2


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28 September 1914

At Sea

Lat 64.33, Long 9.16

4.0am: Moderating wind & sea, fine clear weather

9.45am: Divisions, followed by Fire Stations, Collision Stations & General Quarters

11.30am: Sighted Halten Island Lt Ho brg S5W

Mod wind & sea, fine & clear weather

2.53pm: Proceeded full speed in chase of steamer

3.34pm: Stopped alongside Belgian steamer

3.34 to 4.18pm: Swung ship for compass deviations

6.0pm: Darkened ship, watch to night defence stations

Number on sick list: 4


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29 September 1914

At Sea

Lat 60.83, Long 4.15

4.0am: Fresh following wind with squalls wind & rain, clear weather

5.30am: Sighted land on port bow

8.0am: Strong following wind, fine & clear weather

1.30pm: Holmengrove Lt Ho brg S83E Dist 7’ ½

7.0pm: Obs Utvaer Lt abm brg East Log 41

11.30pm: Obs Utvaer Lt ahead brg East

Midnight: a/c South

Light wind, fine & clear weather

Number on sick list: 5


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30 September 1914

At Sea

Lat 60.7, Long 3.88

2.45am: Obs Utvaer Lt brg N35E (true) & Helliss Lt brg S69E (true)

Strong wind, misty weather & rain

4.0pm: Fresh Wly wind, mod sea, cloudy & overcast weather

Strong wind, cloudy overcast sky, clear weather

Number on sick list: 6



LOGS FOR OCTOBER 1914


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1 October 1914

At Sea

Lat 60.9, Long 3.8

1.17am: Utvaer Lt abm brg East Dist 20’

2.23am: Utvaer Lt abm East

8.0am: Strong wind & fine clear weather

9.45am: Divisions followed General Quarters. Exercised Out Collision mat

Noon: Mod gale, high sea, clear weather

0.20pm: Sighted warship brg South a/c West & proceeded full speed

6.30pm: Sighted Utvaer Lt brg SE

8.0pm: Utvaer Lt abm East. Dist 13’

Strong wind, heavy squalls fine & clear weather

Number on sick list: 4

Water remaining 21700

Coal remaining 2975

Oil remaining 9317


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2 October 1914

At Sea

Lat 60.8, Long 4.26

2.0am: Obs Utvaer Lt brg N60E

6.55am: Alden Lt bore S76E

8.0am: Mod wind & sea, fine & clear weather

9.15am: a/c South. Utvaer Lt Ho brg N82E

10.44am: Hellis Lt Ho brg East Dist 11’ ½

4.0pm: Mod wind & sea, cloudy weather

Midnight: Strong wind, rough sea, clear weather

Number on sick list: 3

Water remaining 20500

Coal remaining 2870

Oil remaining 9262


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3 October 1914

At Sea

Lat 61.4, Long 0.48

3.27am: Obs Muckle Flugga Lt bearing S70W

3.40am: Stopped engines handed P Log

6.32am: M Flugga Lt brg S64W Dist 6’

8.0am: Fresh wind, drizzling rain, mod sea

9.19am: Proceeded ahead full speed s/c N64E, streamed log

9.45am: Divisions, hands cleaning ship

0.10pm: a/c to orders from HMS “Invincible”. Speed & course as requisite to keep station on HMS “Invincible”, whilst receiving signals

8.0pm: Strong wind, cloudy overcast sky, clear weather

Number on sick list: 2

Water remaining 19300

Coal remaining 2763

Oil remaining 9207


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4 October 1914

At Sea

Lat 61.4, Long 0.83

4.0am: Mod wind & sea, fine & clear weather

Course being altered hourly throughout the day from S67E to S22W

Noon: Fresh wind, mod sea, fine & clear weather

4.0pm: Mod wind & sea, fine & clear weather

5.30pm: Course altered hourly till 5.30pm then s/c N22W. Reduced speed to 35 Rev

6.35pm: Position by stellar observation [Lat] 61 8N, [Long] 1 42E

8.0pm: Mod to light wind, fine & clear

Midnight: Light wind, fine & clear weather

Number on sick list: 1

Water remaining 17900

Coal remaining 2643

Oil remaining 9152


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5 October 1914

At Sea

Lat 61.63, Long 0.73

4.0am: Light wind & sea, fine & clear weather

6.30am: a/c S68E & hourly after

Strong wind with heavy rain squalls

11.0am: Sighted HMS “Naiad” on port beam

Noon: Strong wind rough sea overcast clear weather

1.30pm: Sighted HMS “Invincible” on Star beam

Altering course hourly S68E & S22W

4.0pm: Light to mod breeze, fine & clear weather

8.0pm: Light wind & sea, fine & clear weather

Midnight: Ditto [ed note: Light wind & sea, fine & clear weather]

Number on sick list: 2

Water remaining 16700

Coal remaining 2533

Oil remaining 9097


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6 October 1914

At Sea

Lat 61.63, Long 0.83

4.0am: Light airs, smooth sea & clear weather

7.0am: a/c S22W & hourly afterwards

8.0am: S68E

Noon: Light airs, smooth sea & fine clear weather

Pm: a/c hourly from S68E to S22W

4.0pm: Light airs & fine clear weather

8.0pm: Light wind smooth sea & fine clear weather

Midnight: Ditto [Light wind smooth sea & fine clear weather]

Number on sick list: 2

Water remaining 15400

Coal remaining 2423

Oil remaining 9042


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7 October 1914

At Sea

Lat 61.58, Long 0.83

4.0am: Light to mod SW wind, overcast & hazy weather

Light wind, smooth sea, overcast clear weather

Midnight: Wind & weather the same

Number on sick list: 3

Water remaining 14000

Coal remaining 2308

Oil remaining 8987


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8 October 1914

At Sea

Lat 61.55, Long 0.66

4.0am: Light airs, misty weather, smooth sea

8.0am: Smooth sea, hazy horizon, overcast sky

9.45am: Divisions, prayers followed by small arm drill

Noon: Light airs & fine clear weather

4.0pm: Light airs, smooth sea, clear weather, hazy horizon

Number on sick list: 3

Water remaining 12700

Coal remaining 2188

Oil remaining 8935


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9 October 1914

At Sea

Lat 61.63, Long 1.41

4.0am: Dense fog, smooth sea

8.0am: Light wind, smooth sea & fog

9.0am: a/c S68E

9.15am: S21W alternately every ½ hour

9.45am: Divisions, prayers. Exercised fire stations & general quarters

10.15am: a/c S21W to take station on HMS “Invincible”

Noon: Light wind, smooth sea & clear weather

4.0pm: Mod wind, overcast hazy weather

4.45pm: Quarters. Watch man & arm ship

8.0pm: Smooth sea, light wind & fog

Number on sick list: 1

Water remaining 11400

Coal remaining 2053

Oil remaining 8883


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10 October 1914

At Sea

Lat 61.8, Long 1.45

4.0am: Light wind, fine & clear weather

5.45am: Obs HMS “Invincible”

6.40am: Recd orders from HMS “Invincible” to change station. a/c S80E & increased speed to 60 rev

8.0am: Fresh wind, overcast sky & hazy weather

Hands employed cleaning ship

11.15am: Obs two funnel cruiser by West steering SSE

Noon: Mod wind & sea. Overcast sky & hazy weather

4.45pm: Quarters. Watch man & arm ship

8.0pm: Mod wind & sea, clear weather

Fresh breeze rough sea hazy weather

Number on sick list: 2

Water remaining 10000

Coal remaining 1918

Oil remaining 8831


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11 October 1914

At Sea

Lat 61.7, Long 0.95

4.0am: Stopped Port engine for Engineers purposes & increased speed on Star engine

3.48am: Went ahead on Port engine

8.0am: Strong wind & rough sea, overcast clear weather

11.30am: Obs HMS “Naiad” brg N71E

Strong wind to mod gale, overcast clear weather, high sea

3.30pm: Recd orders to close HMS “Invincible” a/c S50W & increased speed

5.25pm: a/c N23W & took station 8 cables astern of HMS “Invincible” reduced speed

8.0pm: Strong wind to mod gale, rough sea, clear weather

11.40pm: Obs Muckle Flugga Lt brg South

11.15pm: M Flugga Lt abm S15E Dist 15’

Mod gale, rough sea, rain squalls & hazy horizon

Number on sick list: 1

Water remaining 8700

Coal remaining 1798

Oil remaining 8779


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12 October 1914

At Sea

Lat 59.61, Long -5.86

4.0am: Strong wind rough sea & overcast clear weather

8.0am: Ditto [Strong wind rough sea & overcast clear weather]

9.45am: Divisions, prayers. Small arm drill

HMS “Inflexible” joined up

Moderating wind & sea overcast clear weather. Stopped engines

1.0pm: Increased to 50 rev & altering course every 7 ½ min two point zigzagging

2.15pm: Stopped, examined Norwegian SS “Drot” from Baltimore to Bergen: 59 41N, 6 21W

2.50pm: Proceeded, engines & courses as required

8.0pm: Light wind & sea, fine & clear weather

Midnight: Ditto [Light wind & sea, fine & clear weather]

Number on sick list: 1

Water remaining 6500

Coal remaining 1590

Oil remaining 8719


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13 October 1914

At Sea

Lat 60.85, Long -0.76

4.0am: Light wind, smooth sea fine & clear weather

8.0am: a/c ENE & alternately every 15 minutes ESE

9.45am: Divisions, Prayers, small arm drill

10.55am: Swung ship for deviation

11.0am: a/c to overhaul SS various courses & speed

11.45am: Muckle Flugga Lt Ho brg S79W Dist 5’

Noon: Light wind & fine clear weather

0.40pm: Obs HMS “Alsatian” a/c & bore down on her

1.26pm: Stopped engines & signalled “Alsatian”. Handed Pat Log

1.48pm: Proceeded streamed log, a/c N1E & proceeded full speed to overhaul sailing ship

3.10pm: Stopped handed P Log. Boarded ship “Fulwood” of Sandfjord, Lat 61 40N, Long 0 70W

9.45pm: Stopped Star engine for engineers purposes & increased ship on Port engine

10.0pm: Sighted Muckle Flugga Lt brg S75W


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14 October 1914

At Sea

Lat 60.91, Long -0.58

0.35am: Stopped Port engine for engineers purposes, increased speed on Star engine

6.0am: Obs SS bearing ESE, a/c & bore down on her

6.15am: Vessel proved to be HMS “Alsatian”

8.0am: a/c every 15 min from WSW to WNW throughout the forenoon

Noon: Light wind & sea, fine & clear weather

0.20pm: a/c ESE & every ¼ hour to ENE alternately

3.0pm: Sighted 14 battleships brg SE a/c course & speed as required to take station ahead of HMS “King George V”

5.45pm: Position by stellar obs [Lat] 61 16N, [Long] 0 25E

Midnight: a/c SSE

Number on sick list: 1

Water remaining 3700

Coal remaining 1335

Oil remaining 8612


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15 October 1914

At Sea

Lat 60.56, Long -1.7

5.42am: Pos by stellar obs [Lat] 61 30N, [Long] 0 7 0E

8.20am: Obs Muckle Flugga Lt Ho brg S64W

11.5am: Muckle Ossa Is abm S23E Dist 3’ PL 43

4.0pm: Fresh breeze mod sea & fair clear weather

5.58pm: Lat pole Star 59° 38’

7.25pm: Sule Skerry Lt 4 pts S22W Log 104

8.31pm: Sule Skerry abm S23E Dist 14 ½. Log 118.4

9.30pm: Obs C Wrath Lt S73E

11.50pm: Obs Butt of Lewis Lt brg N81W

Number on sick list: 1

Water remaining 2400

Coal remaining 1200

Oil remaining 8557


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16 October 1914

At Sea

Lat 56.01, Long -7.1

2.48am: Milaid Lt abm N38W. Dist 2’ ½

3.54am: Glas Is Lt abm N26W. Dist 1’ ¾

4.44am: Sighted Neist Pt Lt brg S23W

8.44am: Barra Lt Ho abm Dist 11’

10.40am: Sighted Skerryvore Lt Ho abm

Light S’ly wind, hazy weather

1.30pm: Obs Oversay Is Lt S70E

2.40pm: Swing for deviation on E’ly courses

3.45am: Obs Rathlin Is brg S42W

4.0pm: a/c S19E. Light wind, smooth sea & hazy weather

8.45pm: Obs Chickens Rk Lt brg S13E

9.55pm: Chickens Rock Lt abm N82E. Dist 2’


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17 October 1914

At Sea & Canada Dock, Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

5.17am: Obs NW Lt Vsl brg S44W. Dist 1'

6.10am: Stopped engines

6.37am: Anchored in 12 fthms. Bar Lt Vsl brg N76E

7.15am: Recd pilot, hove up & proceeded engines as req.

7.57am: Crosby Lt Vsl Stopped for examination

8.0am: Proceeded

8.18am: Passed Rock Lt Ho

8.34am: Let go Star anchor

8.54am: Hove up & procd towards Dock entrance attended by two tugs

9.18am: Entered Sandon Basin

10.55am: Berthed in Canada Dock

2.10pm: Shore gang commenced coaling

Shore labour coaling ship all night


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18 October 1914

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

Shore labour coaling ship

9.0am: Leave for 1st part Port Watch till 7am Monday

Shore labour coaling ship throughout


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19 October 1914

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

Shore labour coaling ship

5.40am: Hands employed heaving ship clear of wharf for coaling

Noon: Hands shifting ship

Leave to Port Watch till 9am Wednesday

Shore labour coaling ship

Hands washing down Forad

4.30pm: Leave to 2nd part Starboard Watch till 7am

Shore labour coaling ship


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20 October 1914

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

Hands cleaning Ford. Shell room

Shore labour coaling ship

5.0pm: Shifting ship

Shore labour coaling ship


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21 October 1914

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

Shore labour coaling ship

Hands stowing stores & as required

Shore labour coaling ship

4.30pm: Leave to Stbd watch till 7am

Shore labour coaling ship


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22 October 1914

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

Shore labour coaling ship

Hands stowing stores & cleaning ship

Shore labour coaling ship

4.0pm: Leave to Port & 2nd part Stbd Watch till 7am

Shore labour coaling ship

Finished coaling ship


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23 October 1914

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

Hands cleaning ship

10.30am: Shifted ship

Hands cleaning ship

5.0pm: Leave to Stbd & 1st part Port Watch till 11pm


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24 October 1914

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

5.30am: Hands cleaning ship

Tugs “Herculaneum” & “Collingwood” (Ford) “Coburg” (Aft)

Pilot Mr Cockran

11.30am: Cast off moorings & left both engines as reqrd

11.52am: Entered Huskisson Basin

0.14pm: Entered Sandon Basin

0.40pm: Made fast to SS “Megantic” in Sandon Basin

2.8pm: Cast off from SS “Megantic”. Engines as reqrd

2.26pm: Entered River Mersey

2.49pm: Let go Strb anchor veered to 45 fths. Stopped engines

3.8pm: Tender “Magnetic” alongside

3.15pm: Tender left

3.19pm: Tug “Alexandra” alongside

3.35pm: Tug left

5.15pm: Hands to stations

5.30pm: Heaving up anchor

5.45pm: Shifted berth

6.10pm: Let go Stbd anchor veered 45 fths

Calm. Dense fog

9.50pm: Swung to flood

Light airs. Dense fog

Number on sick list: 2


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25 October 1914

Off C/6 Buoy Mersey River

[Lat 53.4, Long -3.0]

3.45am: Weather clearing

4.0am: Swung to Ebb

Calm. Foggy weather

7.0am: Weather turning hazy

B.O.T. regulations carried out

Light wind. Foggy

11.0am: Commenced heaving up anchor

11.12am: Anchor aweigh Half ahead speed

11.48am: Passed C 8 bell buoy

Light airs. Foggy

0.13pm: Passed C1 Bell buoy. Full speed & as reqrd

0.23pm: Passed Formby Lt Vsl

1.30pm: Arrived of N.W. Lt Vsl proceeded to swing ship to adjust new compasses. Engines as reqrd

5.42pm: Let go Stbd anchor in 15 fths veered to 60 fths

Compass adjustment delayed owing to rain penetrating to comp. pivot. Repairing same

Gentle breeze. Overcast rainy weather

7.25pm: Commenced to weigh anchor

7.35pm: Anchor aweigh slow ahead. Engines as reqrd to cat the anchor

8.46pm: N.W. Lt Vsl abm N15E ½’ dist Pat log streamed 0

Mod wind. Fine

10.40pm: Great Orme’s Hd Lt abm S15W 9 ½’ dist

Fresh wind. Fine clear

Number on sick list: 4

Water remaining 41500

Coal remaining 5183

Oil remaining 8329


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26 October 1914

At Sea

Lat 53.45, Long -4.2

2.27am: Gt Orme’s Hd Lt abm 9 ½’ dist, P.L. 1-8

4.55am: Proceeded to adjust compass

Swinging ship

8.0am: Stop Engs P.L. 39.7 hauled in

11.20am: Finishing adjusting compass

11.25am: Set course S70W for Pt Lynas. Half speed ahead

0.10pm: Stop to discharge pilot

0.20pm: Pilot left

0.20pm: Set course N14W

3.0pm: Obsd Calf of Man Lt Ho N36W. a/c N30W log 30.7

6.22pm: South Rock Lt abm S83W 5 ½’ dist, P.L. 71.8

8.55pm: Maidens Lt abm S83W 4’ dist, P.L. 102. a/c N18W

10.49pm: Rathlin Is Lt abm S72W 3.7’ dist, P.L. 126.2 a/c N26W

Midnight: Mod wind, passing rain squalls

Number on sick list: 4

Water remaining 39000

Coal remaining 5098

Oil remaining 8281


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27 October 1914

At Sea

Lat 57.65, Long -6.46

0.53am: Oversay Lt abm N64E 3 ½’ 150 Log

3.20am: Dubh Artach abm 17 ½’ dist

3.20am: Skerryvore N8E

Strong wind, squally

7.26am: Barra Hd Lt Ho abm N59W 18’ dist

Mod wind, fine & clear

10.5am: Ushinish Lt Ho abm 6’ dist

10.55am: Neist Pt Lt Ho abm S56E 4 ½’ dist

Calm. Fine & clear

1.0pm: Glas Is Lt Ho abm N45W 1.7’ dist; a/c N68E

Gentle breeze. Fine & clear

6.18pm: C. Wrath Lt abm S36E 14.6’ dist

Gentle breeze. Fine. Passing rain squalls

Heavy W’ly swell

Gentle breeze. Fine

Number on sick list: 2


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28 October 1914

At Sea

Lat 61.36, Long -6.55

4.0am: Heavy W’ly swell. Light wind, cloudy

7.55am: Obs High land of Faeroe Is on Port bow

8.0am: Light wind. Fine

10.0am: Divisions, Prayers & General Quarters

Fine clear weather

Noon: Sumbo Lt Ho abm, N12E 5’

3.10pm: Stopped

3.20pm: Boarded steam trawler “Conway” of Grimsby

3.40pm: Boarded St trawler “Drusilla” of Middelsbro. Papers correct. 6 43N, 7 37W

4.0pm: Boat returned to ship

4.5pm: Slow ahead N13E

7.33pm: Myggenaes Lt 4 pts Stbd bow

8.0pm: Light wind. Fine & clear

9.9pm: Myggenaes Lt abm S77E 12.8’ dist

Light wind & fine

Number on sick list: 2


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29 October 1914

At Sea

Lat 62.6, Long -7.41

1.7am: Myggenaes Lt abm S3W

Aurora Borealis observed in Northern sky

6.43am: Lat Pole Star 62° 43’N

Heavy Easterly swell

Light wind. Fine & clear

Divisions, Prayers. Hands at small arms drill

Noon: Light wind, fine. Streamed Cherub log

3.40pm: Stop, communicated with trawler “Raetia” Grimsby

4.0pm: a/c S54W

4.25pm: Stop, boarded trawler: 61 11N, 8 30W

5.25pm: 62 01N, 8 11W star obs

9.7pm: Myggenaes Lt abm S76E 15’ dist

Midnight: Light wind & fine

Number on sick list: 2


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30 October 1914

At Sea

Lat 63.51, Long -6.58

1.45am: Myggenaes Lt abm S3W

4.0am: Mod wind, fine & clear

7.0am: Increased to 44 Rev zigzag to make S87E

8.0am: Mod wind, fine & clear; a/c North

Zigzag NNE-NNW every ¼ hour

Noon: a/c South zigzag SSE-SSW.

Noon: Mod wind, fine & clear

Zigzag SSE-SSW every ¼ hour

4.0pm: Stopped zigzag a/c South

Mod wind, overcast

8.0pm: Light wind, cloudy

10.58pm: Myggenaes Lt on 4 Pts

Midnight: Mod wind, cloudy weather

Number on sick list: 1


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31 October 1914

At Sea

Lat 62.36, Long -5.63

3.51am: Myggenaes Lt abm S3W 16’ dist

Fresh wind. Cloudy weather

7.10am: Increased to 35 Rev, zigzag N70E - S65E

8.0am: Mod wind, overcast weather

9.30am: a/c S33E, zigzag S11E – S55E

Noon: Fresh wind cloudy weather

0.30pm: a/c S45W, zigzag S67W – S23W

Mod wind, overcast rainy weather

5.18pm: Nolsø Lt N45W

Mod wind, overcast rainy weather

Midnight: Mod wind, overcast rainy weather

Number on sick list: 1



LOGS FOR NOVEMBER 1914


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1 November 1914

[ed. note: right hand side of page of log book November 1st, 1914]

At Sea

Lat 62.36, Long -7.78

Mod wind, rainy weather

6.0am: Wind backed to NE

7.0am: a/c S87E, zigzag N71E – S65E

Fresh wind rainy weather

10.0am: Divisions & Divine Service

Fresh wind rainy weather

Strong wind overcast weather

8.0pm: Mod gale. Squally

Midnight: Strong wind, fine & clear


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[ed. note: left hand side of page of log book November 1st, 1914]


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2 November 1914

[ed. note: right hand side of page of log book November 2nd, 1914]

At Sea

Lat 63.93, Long -15.08

5.30am: a/c N43W, obs High land Iceland Stbd bow

7.30am: Star position: 64° 11’ ½ N, 14° 33’W

8.30am: Stop

8.35am: Boarded S trawler “The Banyers” of Grimsby. Papers correct, Lat 64 11N, Long 14 49W

10.50am: Swing ship for Azimuths

11.26am: Finished swinging ship

Light airs. Fine & clear

Noon: Obsd smoke on horizon S72W

2.20pm: Stop, boarded S. trawler “Dane” H227. Papers correct. Lat 63 40N, Long 16W

Light wind, fine weather

6.0pm: Star position 63° 25’N, 15° 22’W

8.0pm: Mod wind, fine weather

Midnight: Strong wind, fine weather

Number on sick list: 1


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[ed. note: left hand side of page of log book November 2nd, 1914 & small sheet attached to log page November 2nd, 1914 Swinging Ship]


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3 November 1914

At Sea

Lat 62.41, Long -8.46

4.0am: Strong wind, fine weather

8.0am: Strong wind, overcast, shipping water over forad

Noon: Strong wind, overcast, shipping water forad

2.7pm: Myggenaes Lt abm S5W zigzag 4 pts every ¼ hour

Fresh wind. Fine overcast weather

5.0pm: a/c N83E. Reduced to 32 rev. Stopped zigzag

Mod wind fine overcast weather

Number on sick list: 1


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4 November 1914

At Sea

Lat 63.0, Long -8.11

Mod wind cloudy weather

5.46am: Obsd Myggenaes Lt S34W

7.25am: a/c N22E. Increased to 38 rev. Zigzag 4 pts every ¼ hour

Mod wind fine cloudy weather

2.0pm: a/c S46E zigzag 4 pts every ¼ hour

Light wind fine & cloudy

6.0pm: Stopped zigzag courses. S456E 30 rev

Light wind, fine cloudy weather

10.0pm: Streamed Cherub log

Light wind, fine cloudy weather

Number on sick list: 1


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5 November 1914

At Sea

Lat 62.61, Long -9.63

Light wind fine cloudy weather

7.0am: a/c N63W zigzag 4 pts every ¼ hour, 40 rev.

Light wind, fine cloudy weather

8.10am: Stop. Boarded Steam trawler “Mynia” [Myna H379?], 62 30N, 8 26W

8.45am: Proceeded 37 rev. zigzag

11.47am: Stop. Boarded S trawler “Huxley” in 62 37N, 9 48W

Light wind, fine cloudy weather

1.36pm: Stop Dropped target. General Quarters. Courses & speed as required for firing practice

3.15pm: Finished firing. Picked up target

3.30pm: Set course S55E zigzag 4 pts every ¼ hour 38 rev.

4.0pm: Light wind, fine cloudy weather

6.0pm: a/c S40E, stopped zigzag red. 30 rev.

Light wind, fine cloudy weather

Number on sick list: 1


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6 November 1914

At Sea

Lat 63.56, Long -6.5

Mod wind, fine cloudy weather

7.0am: a/c N22E zigzag 4 pts every ¼ hour

8.0am: Reduced to 36 rev.

Mod wind, fine cloudy weather

Divisions, Prayers, Fire & Collision Stations

Light wind, fine cloudy weather

1.0pm: a/c N69W zigzag every ¼ hour

Light wind, foggy weather

6.0pm: Reduced to 30 rev. Stopped zigzag courses

Light wind, overcast weather, misty

Midnight: Light wind, misty weather


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7 November 1914

At Sea

Lat 62.26, Long -7.66

Light wind misty weather

7.0am: a/c S16E zigzag 4 pts every ¼ hour

Light wind thick misty weather

9.4am: Stop. Boarded S trawlers “Lord Grey” & “Freesia”: 62 19N, 8 16W

9.40am: Proceeded Slow ahead

10.11am: Stop. Boarded S trawlers “Vesta” & “Vidette”: Lat 62 22N, Long 7 32W

11.1am: Proceeded South zigzag 4 pts every ¼ hour

Light wind cloudy weather

Noon: Obs Myggenaes Lt Ho S53W

0.35pm: a/c West zigzag 4 pts every ¼ hour

Light wind fine overcast weather

5.0pm: a/c N45W. Stopped zigzag

Mod wind, rainy weather

Midnight: Strong wind, fine cloudy weather


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8 November 1914

At Sea

Lat 62.83, Long -12.83

Strong wind cloudy weather

8.0am: Star [Pos] 63 00N, 12 15W

Fresh wind cloudy weather

Divisions & Divine Service

Strong wind, fine squally weather

Strong wind squally weather

5.18pm: Star Pos 63° 0’½N, 13° 44’½W

8.0pm: Strong wind, squally weather

Midnight: Increased to 30 rev

Mod wind, fine cloudy weather


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9 November 1914

At Sea

Lat 63.0, Long -11.83

Moderate wind overcast rainy weather

Fresh wind, rainy weather

Noon: Mod gale, shipping water over fore & aft. Rough sea

Gale, heavy squalls wind & rain. Shipping water over all

Quarters, man & arm ship. Watch to night defence

Gale, ship labouring to high W’ly sea & shipping water over all

9.28pm: Increased to half speed to turn ship

Gale. High W’ly sea. Shipping water over all


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10 November 1914

At Sea

Lat 62.95, Long -11.35

Gale. High W’ly sea. Shipping water over all

Gale. High W’ly sea. Shipping water forad

9.0am: Increased to 35 rev

Divisions, Prayers, Fire & Boat Stations. Small arm drill

Mod gale, high W’ly sea

1.30pm: a/c N45E observed Steamer on Port bow. Full speed

2.30pm: Stop. Communicated with trawler “Balfour” of Hull, 63 10N, 11 22W

2.40pm: Proceeded S40E 44 rev

3.40pm: Stop. Communicated with trawler “Bromelia” GY 113, 63 14N, 11 08W

4.0pm: Proceeded S77W 20 rev

Fresh wind, rough sea, fine weather

Quarters. Man & arm ship. Watch to night defence stations

Strong wind, overcast, rough sea

Midnight: Mod wind, overcast

Number on sick list: 1


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11 November 1914

At Sea

Lat 62.91, Long -11.46

Mod Gale, Heavy squalls wind & rain

8.0am: Strong wind, squally weather

8.0am: a/c N67W, Heavy SWly swell

8.6am: Lat Moon 62° 57’ ½ N

Mod Wind, fine cloudy weather

4.0pm: Mod wind, rough sea, squally

5.36pm: Star Pos 32 58N, 13 55W

Mod wind, squally weather. High confused swell

Moderate wind, fine cloudy weather. High confused swell


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12 November 1914

At Sea

Lat 62.95, Long -12.18

Frequent hail storms

Mod gale, high confused sea

Mod gale, squally high confused swell

Divisions, Prayers, Small arm drill

11.35am: Full speed to follow steamer

Strong wind, squally

1.0pm: Stop. Communicated with S trawler “Cave” in 63 03N, 12 00W

1.45pm: Proceeded N72W 35 rev

Mod wind, cloudy weather

Midnight: Fresh wind, snow squalls

Number on sick list: 1


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13 November 1914

At Sea

Lat 62.3, Long -11.5

Mod breeze, overcast weather, high NWly swell

Noon: Mod wind, passing snow squalls

Strong wind, High NE swell

5.32pm: Pos. Star 61 38N, 10 45W

8.0pm: Strong wind squally. High NE swell

Midnight: Mod wind, rolling heavily to high NE swell

Number on sick list: 2


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14 November 1914

At Sea

Lat 62.35, Long -12.9

Mod wind high NE’ly swell

8.0am: Mod wind, rolling heavily to high NE swell

8.0am: Pos. Star 62 58N, 12 52W

Divisions, Prayers, Collision Stations

Noon: Mod wind, high NE’ly swell

4.0pm: Light wind, ship rolling to high confused swell

Moderate wind, ship labouring to high confused swell

Midnight: Mod wind, passing snow squalls

Number on sick list: 2


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15 November 1914

[ed. note: left hand side of page of log book November 15th, 1914]

At Sea

Lat 62.3, Long -14.43

True bearing and distance: Myggenaes Lt Ho S 86 ½ E 190 m

Number on sick list: 3


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[ed. note: right hand side of page of log book November 15th, 1914]

Mod wind, overcast

Mod wind, passing snow squalls

Light wind, passing snow squalls

Light wind, squally weather

5.45pm: Lat star 61° 49’N

Light wind, fine cloudy weather

Light wind, fine cloudy weather


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16 November 1914

[ed. note: right hand side of page of log book November 16th, 1914]

At Sea

Lat 62.83, Long -11.73

Light wind, fine cloudy weather

7.45am: Pos. Star 62 53N, 12 35W

Light wind, fine cloudy weather

9.36am: Commenced to swing ship for azimuths

10.20am: Finished swinging ship a/c S62E

Divisions, Prayers, Collision Stations & General Quarters

11.40am: a/c NNW after steamer full speed

0.33pm: Stop. Boarded SS “Irina”, all correct. 63 08N, 12 03W

1.15pm: Boat returned to ship

Light wind, fine cloudy weather

Fresh wind, fine cloudy weather

Light wind, fine cloudy weather


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[ed. note: left hand side of page of log book November 16th, 1914 & small sheet attached to log page November 16th, 1914 Swinging Ship]

True bearings and distance: Myggenaes Lt Ho S66E 133 m


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17 November 1914

At Sea

Lat 62.83, Long -11.73

Light wind, fine cloudy weather

Light wind, fine cloudy weather

Strong wind, fine cloudy weather

Light wind, fine cloudy weather

Light wind, fine cloudy weather

Fresh wind, fine cloudy weathr


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18 November 1914

At Sea

Lat 57.16, Long -9.30

Fresh wind. Fine cloudy weather

7.50am: Obs High Land “St Kilda” N84E

Light wind. Fine cloudy weather

Light wind. Fine cloudy weather

8.0pm: Stbd engine stopped

8.25pm: Stbd engine proceeded

Light wind, fine cloudy weather

Light Wind. Fine


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19 November 1914

At Sea

Lat 55.43, Long -6.71

Light wind. Fine cloudy weather

4.10am: Obs Aran Is Lt S25E. Reduced to 38 rev

8.12am: Limeburner Rk abm S1E ¾’ dist

10.0am: Inishtrahull Lt Ho abm North 1’ dist

Light wind. Fine weather

1.10pm: Rathlin Is Lt Ho abm N42E 4’ dist

Light wind. Fine hazy weather

5.0pm: Maidens Lt abm S73W 2’ ½ dist a/c S7E

7.30pm: Skulmartin Lt abm S83E 4’ dist

Light wind, fine cloudy weather

10.42pm: Chickens Lt abm S83E 4’ dist a/c S50E. Reduced to 28 rev. P. Log reset 0

Light wind, fine clear weather


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20 November 1914

At Sea

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

0.25am: Langness Lt abm 9’ dist

4.0am: Fine cloudy weather

7.28am: Stopped off NW Lt Vsl. Waiting for tide

8.10am: Dead slow & as reqrd to keep ship in position

Light wind. Fine hazy weather

9.0am: Half speed S74E

9.30am: Stopped off Bar Lt Vsl

9.50am: Pilot boarded. Proceeded up river. Engines as required

11.0am: Passed Rock Lt Ho

Pilot Mr Davis

Light wind. Fine hazy weather

0.12pm: Passed Sandon Basin. Engines as required to berth ship

0.50pm: Ship alongside. Made fast N°3 Huskisson Dk

7.0pm: Started coaling with shore labour

Coaling throughout the night


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21 November 1914

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

Coaling with shore labour all day

Hands employed clearing up decks & tending coal lighters & moorings

1.15pm: Part of Watch taking on board Paymasters’ stores

10.0pm: Stopped coaling


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22 November 1914

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.0am: Hauled ship off & shifted lighters. Shore labour continued coaling

6.30pm: Hauled off to shift lighters

9.0pm: Stopped coaling for the night


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23 November 1914

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

6.0am: Hauled off ship and shifted coaling lighters

7.0am: Continued coaling with shore

Hands employed painting masts and funnels

1.0pm: Leave for Star Watch till 9.0am Thursday. Hands painting masts & funnels

10.30pm: Coaling finished. All coal on board


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24 November 1914

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.0am: Hands employed setting up empty cartridge cases

8.0am: Breasted ship to

Hands employed taking in ammunition and cleaning ship

Hands employed in cleaning ship


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25 November 1914

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

Hands employed washing decks

Hands painting masts and cleaning ship

Hands employed cleaning ship


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26 November 1914

[Liverpool]

[Lat 53.4, Long -3.0]

Hands scrubbing decks

Hands employed cleaning ship and preparing for sea

Hands employed securing for sea and getting up ammunition


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27 November 1914

Liverpool

Lat 53.78, Long -4.08

4.26am: Left Berth Huskisson Dock

5.29am: Stop & made fast in Sandon Basin

6.49am: Let go lines

6.53am: Engines slow astern & as reqd

7.4am: Entered river & proceeded

7.16am: Passed Rock Lt Hse

8.24am: Stop & landed Pilot

8.45am: Half speed ahead. Passed Bar L. V. & Departure. Set Co N45W & set log

Strong breeze & rough sea, clear

1.22pm: Chickens Lt Hse bear. N40W

Strong breeze, clear weather

7.42pm: South Rock Lt abm log 84.3

Mod breeze & sea, fine & clear

11.48pm: Maidens Lt abm 8’ ½ a/c N30W

Mod breeze, cloudy & clear

Number on sick list: 3


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28 November 1914

At Sea

Lat 55.45, Long -7.41

3.21am: Maidens Lt abm N30W

Mod gale & rough sea, squally & showery

7.55am: Mull of Cantyre Lt abm N66E 7’ log 169’

Strong breeze, high sea, cloudy & clear

10.36am: Inishowen Hd abm 7’ ¾

11.35am: Inishtrahull abm 2’ ½ , log 210.7; a/c N50W Red to 35 revs

Strong breeze, high sea, clear weather

3.17pm: Horn Hd abm 2’ log 25’

Strong breeze, confused sea, squally

4.20pm: Tory Is abm 2’ ½, log 34’

5.20pm: Aran Is abm 13’ log 44

Strong breeze, overcast & rain, high SW swell

Mod breeze, rain, & SW swell

Number on sick list: 3


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29 November 1914

At Sea

Lat 58.13, Long -8.58

3.12am: Barra Hd Lt abm 27’, log 155’

Gentle breeze, overcast & cloudy

6.40am: Monarch Is Lt abm 16’, log 165’

Mod breeze & SW swell

9.30am: Stop & boarded Swedish SS “Sydic”: 58 02N, 8 03W

10.23am: Boat hoisted, slow ahead c/o N50W (zigzag N30W & N75W) every 15 min, streamed log 227

Noon: Gentle breeze & SW swell, drizzle

0.30pm: Signalled HMS “Alsatian”

3.0pm: a/c S48E (zigzag S26E & S70E)

5.0pm: Stopped zigzagging

9.40pm: Flaman Is abm log 89’

Mid: Strong breeze, squally & rain

Number on sick list: 4


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30 November 1914

At Sea

Lat 58.8, Long -7.73

Mod breeze, clear weather, SW swell

Fresh breeze & fine & clear weather

Strong breeze & rough sea & squally weather

Mod gale & high sea, heavy squalls

4.36pm: Star Pos 58 57N, 7 45W

Mod gale, high sea, squally

11.0pm: Watch baling water out of Po’s

Strong gale, mountainous sea, heavy squalls

Number on sick list: 6



LOGS FOR DECEMBER 1914


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1 December 1914

At Sea

Lat 58.15, Long -9.0

Strong gale, High sea, squally

Mod gale, squally & high sea

11.20am: Boreray Is S8W

Noon: Strong gale, very high sea, squally

2.30pm: Boreray Is abm 13’ N36E log 11’

3.30pm: St Kilda Is abm 13’ N36E log 17’

Mod gale, high sea, squally weather

5.10pm: Wind shifted to NW

Strong breeze & rough sea

Fresh wind & high sea, cloudy

Number on sick list: 2


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2 December 1914

At Sea

Lat 56.21, Long -6.38

3.20am: Star Pos 27 3N, 9 19W

Mod breeze & fine, clear weather

7.54am: Barra Hd Lt abm N54E 16’, log 16’

Mod breeze & fine & clear weather

9.40am: Slow ahead

9.44am: Half speed sounding every 10 minutes

10.0am: a/c S83E & full speed ahead

11.26am: Dubh Artach Lt Hse abm 1’ ½; a/c S69E

0.23pm: Stop & as reqd spoke collier N°220, all correct

0.45pm: Proceeded at full speed Co N80E

1.36pm: Half speed. Course and speed as reqd searching for suspicious vessel

4.7pm: Signalled HMS “Otway”

6.50pm: 26 revs Star & 32 revs Port to assist in steering

7.5pm: Duch Artach Lt abm 2’ ½ a/c N60W

9.15pm: Skerryvore Lt bear. N6E log 71’.5

Strong gale, very high sea, ship pitching heavily and rolling

Number on sick list: 5


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3 December 1914

At Sea

Lat 57.35, Long -8.13

0.12am: Skerryvore Lt abm 6’ log 87’

4.0am: Mod gale, high sea, clear weather

5.18am: Barra Hd abm 10’, log 128’

Sent down Ariel & repaired

Heavy gale, Heavy high sea, pitching heavily

0.43pm: Signalled HMS “Otway”, ordered her to take station astern 3’

2.45pm: Obs St Kilda bear. N3W

4.48pm: Star Pos 57 31N, 8 41W

8.0pm: Mod gale, high sea, clear weather

Midnight: Strong breeze, High sea, clear weather

Number on sick list: 4


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4 December 1914

At Sea

Lat 58.11, Long -8.6

Fresh breeze, rough sea, SW swell

8.0am: Commenced (zigzag S71E & S27E)

Fresh breeze,& fine & clear weather, cloudy

8.30am: Obs St Kilda bear. S20E

9.0am: a/c South (zigzag S22W - S22E) log 132’

0.35am: a/c N51W (zigzag N29W – N73W) log 149’

Mod breeze, high SW swell, cloudy

1.33pm: Stopped engines as required, signalled SS “Caria” Liverpool to Archangel

1.53pm: Proceeded c/o N77W (zigzag N55W – S81W)

Strong gale, high sea, squally & rain

Midnight: Mod gale & high sea, squally

Number on sick list: 1


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5 December 1914

At Sea

Lat 58.75, Long -8.76

4.0am: Mod gale, very high sea, ship pitching heavily

8.0am: Mod gale, very high sea, ship pitching heavily

Strong breeze, High sea, hail squalls

2.35pm: Obs St Kilda bear. S14W log 25’

4.0pm: Fresh breeze & high sea, clear weather

8.0pm: Mod breeze, high NW swell

Midnight: Mod breeze & W’ly swell, clear weather

Number on sick list: 1


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6 December 1914

At Sea

Lat 58.34, Long -7.51

4.0am: Gentle breeze, mod. sea, W’ly swell

7.0am: a/c S19E, log 116’

7.52am: (zigzag S3W – S41E)

Noon: Strong breeze, rough sea, clear weather

1.0pm: Stop & as reqd, boat from HMS “Otway” came alongside

1.32pm: Slow ahead & proceeded, log 11.5’ (zigzag N42W – N2E)

8.0pm: Cast lead 250 fthms no bottom

Strong gale, very high sea, rain squalls

Midnight: Heavy gale, squalls, high sea

Number on sick list: 1


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7 December 1914

At Sea

Lat 59.45, Long -5.21

1.0am: Cast lead 80 fthms f.s.

4.14am: Butt of Lewis S66W. Cape Wrath S49E

5.47am: C. Wrath Lt abm 18’ ½, log 37’

6.45am: Skule Skerry Lt bear. N88E

8.8am: a/c N8E (zigzag N14W – N30E)

10.12am: Full speed a/c N54E

10.31am: Half speed

10.33am: Stop & boarded trawler “Southward Ho”, all correct. 59 10N, 5 09W

11.15am: Proceeded half speed. Co N & zigzag

Noon: Gentle breeze, high SW swell

2.10pm: Stopped & boarded trawler “Sheldon” of Grimsby. All correct. 60 00N, 15 12W

3.2pm: Proceeded Co North 9E, log 24.4’

8.0pm: Strong winds, & squally, high sea

Midnight: Squally & rain, high sea

Number on sick list: 3


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8 December 1914

At Sea

Lat 60.0, Long -5.0

4.0am: Cast Lead 53 fthms s. st.

Mod breeze, high confused swell

6.0am: Obs Sule Skerry Lt bg S18W log 127’.4

8.0am: (zigzag N26W – N18E)

Noon: Gentle breeze, very high confused swell

1.40pm: ‘Hove to’. c/o N45E, very high dangerous sea, ship labouring heavily

4.0pm: Heavy gale, hail squall, high dangerous sea

Evening quarters and watch night defence stations

8.0am: Mod gale, very high sea, squally & rain

Number on sick list: 5


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9 December 1914

At Sea

Lat 61.0, Long -5.73

4.0am: Mod gale to strong breeze, high sea, cloudy & clear weather

8.0am: Strong breeze, rough sea, clear weather

9.45am: Divisions & fire stations

0.50pm: South end of Sydero Is abm log 14’ bear. N61W

1.56pm: Little Devil abm 26’ bear. N61W

5.0pm: Nolsø Lt bear. N68W

8.30pm: Stop & as required spoke trawler “Bromelia” G.Y. 113, all correct.61 40N, 6 10W

9.5pm: Proceeded c/o N20E log 89’

11.45pm: Nolsø Lt abm 19’ log 106’

Midnight: Mod breeze, & sea, fine & clear weather

Number on sick list: 2


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10 December 1914

At Sea

Lat 60.63, Long -6.0

2.50am: Nolsø Lt abm

4.0am: Gentle breeze, & fine & clear weather

6.0am: Sydero Lt abm N66W 20’, log 156’

7.30am: Star Pos 61 09N, 5 58W

8.0am: Mod breeze & SE swell, clear weather

10.32am: Stop & put out target

10.34am: Proceeded to carry out target practice. Course & speed as reqd. Handed Pat Log

Noon: Finished practice, took target on board. Set Co S3W

Noon: (zigzag S25W – S19E)

3.50pm: Obs 4 cruisers steaming East, challenged & received reply

Midnight: Strong breeze, rough sea, cloudy

Number on sick list: 2


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11 December 1914

At Sea

Lat 60.51, Long -6.05

4.0am: Fresh breeze, clear weather

5.0am Obs Akraberg Lt bear. N6W

Strong breeze & rising sea

10.15am: Cast lead 90 fthms no bottom

10.53am: (zigzag S26W – S21E)

Noon: Mod gale & high sea pitching heavily

0.30pm: a/c S2W (zigzag S24W – S20E)

4.0pm: Strong gale, high sea, overcast & clear

8.0pm: Strong gale, very high sea. a/c S71E

Midnight: Strong wind, high head sea

Number on sick list: 3


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12 December 1914

At Sea

Lat 59.43, Long -4.98

2.0am: Cast lead 60 fthms f.s.

4.0am: Mod gale, high sea, squally

8.0am: Cast lead 64 fthms s & g

Strong gale, heavy squalls, high sea

8.5am: Sule Skerry Lt bore S41E

8.55am: Started to zigzag N81E – S55E

Noon: Strong wind & squally, high sea

0.30pm: a/c S27E (zigzag S49E – S5E)

2.42pm: Sule Skerry Lt Ho bg S5E

4.0pm: Strong breeze, rough sea, overcast

8.0pm: Strong breeze, rough sea, fine & clear weather

Midnight: Strong breeze & clear weather

Number on sick list: 2


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13 December 1914

At Sea

Lat 59.16, Long -4.45

4.0am: Strong breeze, rough sea, fine & clear weather

8.0am: Strong breeze, rough sea, fine & clear

11.40am: Obs Sule Skerry Lt Ho bear. S15E

Noon: Log reset

2.0pm: Signalled HMS “Mantra”

Noon to 4.0pm: “laying to” at rendezvous off Sule Skerry Lt Ho

4.0pm: S. Skerry Lt Ho bg S31W log 7’ ½

8.0pm: Cast lead 52 fthms c.s.

Strong breeze & squally, rough sea

11.56pm: a/c S3W

Fresh breeze, & squally, clear weather

Number on sick list: 2


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14 December 1914

At Sea

Lat 59.95, Long -4.93

4.0am: Strong breeze, squally, overcast

6.20am: Obs S. Skerry Lt bg S80W

8.0am: Started (zigzag N23W – N21E)

Noon: a/c N19W. Log reset

4.0pm: Strong breeze, rough sea, overcast

6.27pm: Sydero Lt bear. N5E log 66’

Fresh breeze, fine & clear weather

8.50pm: Sumbo Lt abm 12’ ½ log 92’

11.50pm: Myggenaes Lt bearing N1W

Midnight: Mod breeze & fine & clear weather

Number on sick list: 2


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15 December 1914

At Sea

Lat 63.4, Long -8.0

2.55am: Myggenaes Lt abm 8’.7 log 145’

Star Pos 62 42N, 8 00W

Gentle breeze & fine & clear weather

8.0pm: Started (zigzag N2W – N42E)

11.45am: a/c N21E (N1W – N43E)

Noon: Light breeze, occasional snow squalls

4.0pm: Stopped zigzag

8.0pm: Light breeze, fine & clear weather

Number on sick list: 3


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16 December 1914

At Sea

Lat 63.21, Long -8.0

4.0am: Gentle breeze, & occasional snow squalls

8.0am: a/c S26W

Light breeze, fine & clear weather

9.45am: Divisions, fire & collision stations and General Quarters

Noon: Mod breeze, occasional snow squalls

Frequent snow squalls

3.25pm: Obs Myggenaes Lt bear. S9W log 49’

8.0pm: Gentle breeze, fine & clear weather

10.25pm: Myggenaes Lt bg S10W

Midnight: Light breeze & fine & clear weather

Number on sick list: 3


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17 December 1914

At Sea

Lat 63.23, Long -7.88

4.0am: Mod breeze, & fine & clear

8.0am: Mod breeze, & fine & clear

9.45am: Divisions & small arm drill

11.0am: a/c S27W (zigzag S5W – S49W)

Noon: Strong breeze, & drizzle

0.50pm: Signalled HMS “Virginian”

4.0pm: Stopped zigzag

5.47pm: Obs Myggenaes Lt Bg S10E log 62’

8.0pm: Fresh breeze, & fine & clear

10.0pm: a/c S66E. Proceeded to rendezvous

Midnight: Strong breeze, & fine & clear

Number on sick list: 3


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18 December 1914

At Sea

Lat 62.38, Long -6.08

Mod gale, squally, rough sea

7.55am: a/c S5E & signalled HMS “Virginian”

8.8am: Star Pos 62 35N, 5 56W

8.10am: Dead slow & Co. various, arrived at rendezvous

1.34pm: North End Fuglö abm S21W

1.53pm: (zigzagged S89W – N47W)

6.40pm: Myggenaes Lt abm 11’ log 62’

8.0pm: Mod breeze, occasional rain squalls

High WSW swell, rolling heavily

Midnight: Light breeze, & rain squalls

Number on sick list: 5


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19 December 1914

At Sea

Lat 62.38, Long -8.01

4.0am: Gentle breeze, & fine & clear

8.0am: Gentle breeze, & passing showers

8.16am: Star Pos 63 31N, 8 00W

8.45am: a/c S30W (zigzag S8W – S52W)

Noon: Rain squalls, & SW swell

3.35pm: Obs Myggenaes Lt bg S10W log 37’

4.0pm: Stopped zigzag

5.0pm: a/c N15E proceeded towards rendezvous

8.0pm: Mod breeze, occasionally showery, high SW swell

Midnight: Gentle breeze & SW swell

Number on sick list: 5


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20 December 1914

At Sea

Lat 62.46, Long -6.98

4.0pm: Light variable airs, mod SW swell

5.0am: Signalled HMS “Columbella”

8.0am: Calm, fine & clear, SW swell

8.13am: Star Pos 62 44N, 6 15W

9.15am: Fuglö Is abm bg S7E

9.37am: Arrived at rendezvous 12’ NW of Fuglö Island & met HMS “Cedric”; engines as required, transferred wireless receiver to “Cedric”

10.20am: Ordered her to proceed to C. Patrol; boarded trawlers “Drusilla” & “Lord Durkam” of Grimsby: all correct

11.18am: Proceeded Co S56W log 88’

Noon: Set Co N85W (zigzag N63W – S73W)

1.50pm: Stopped & boarded trawler “Quail” of Grimsby, all correct, 62 22N, 7 28W

2.50pm: Stopped & boarded trawler “Ugiebank” P.O.85, all correct. Posn. 62 24N, 7 31W

3.20pm: Proceeded Co S71W

4.0pm: Light airs, mod SW swell

8.0pm: Light airs passing showers & mod SW swell

Midnight: Variable airs, & fine & clear

Number on sick list: 5


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21 December 1914

[ed. note: right hand side of page of log book December 21th, 1914]

At Sea

Lat 63.11, Long -8.0

4.0am: Light airs & cloudy weather

8.0am: Variable airs, SW swell

8.30am: Star Pos. 63 20N, 8 09W

9.0am: a/c S27W (zigzag S5W - S49W)

10.18am: Stop & dropped target

10.20am: Half speed & as reqd, commenced firing practice

11.45am: Finished target practice

Noon: Light breeze, mod SW swell

0.26pm: Picked up targets & half speed ahead, Co. S26W

1.16pm: Stopped boarded “Pollux”, Norwegian, all correct

1.50pm: Proceeded Co S26W, log 5’ (zigzag S4W – S48W)

4.0pm: Fresh breeze, squally with hail

8.0pm: Mod Breeze, & fine & clear weather

Midnight: Mod breeze & fine & clear weather

Number on sick list: 4


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[ed. note: left hand side of page of log book December 21th, 1914]


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22 December 1914

[ed. note: right hand side of page of log book December 22nd]

At Sea

Lat 62.91, Long -7.98

4.0am: Light breeze & fine & clear weather

8.0am: Sighted HMS “Mantua” challenged & recd reply

8.26am: Star Pos. 63 21N, 8 08W

9.0am: Swinging for deviations

9.18am: a/c S27W (zigzag S5W – S49W)

10.30am: Signalled HMS “Columbella”

11.45am: Full speed a/c WSW to chase trawler

0.28pm: Stopped & boarded trawler “Ulysses” of Grimsby, all correct. Lat 62 22N, Long 5 20W

1.15pm: Proceeded S16W (zigzag S6E – S38W)

1.30pm: Obs Faeroe Is bg South

3.50pm: Obs Myggenaes Lt bg S8E log 31’

4.0pm: Fresh breeze & fine & clear, SW swell

6.0pm: Swing for deviations

8.0pm: Mod breeze, & fine & clear

Midnight: Mod breeze, & fine & clear

Number on sick list: 4


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[ed. note: left hand side of page of log book December 22nd, 1914 & small sheet attached to log page December 22nd, 1914 Swinging for Deviation]


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23 December 1914

At Sea

Lat 62.88, Long -7.96

4.0am: Mod breeze & fine & clear

8.0am: Fresh breeze & fine & clear

8.15am: Signalled HMS “Virginian”

9.0am: a/c S26W (zigzag S4W – S48W)

10.15am: Signalled HMS “Columbella”

Noon: Mod breeze & fine & clear

3.30pm: Obs Myggenaes Lt bgS3E

8.0pm: Mod breeze & fine & clear weather

Midnight: Mod breeze & fine & clear

Number on sick list: 3


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24 December 1914

At Sea

Lat 62.96, Long -7.98

4.0am: Mod breeze & fine & clear

7.50am: Signalled HMS “Mantua”

8.0am: Mod breeze & fine & clear

8.24am: Star Pos. 63 28N, 8 06 ½ W

9.0am: a/c S26W (zigzag S4W – S48 W)

10.40am: Signalled HMS “Columbella”

Noon: Fresh breeze, SW swell, fine & clear

2.20pm: Obs. HMS “Columbella” challenged & recd reply

3.33pm: Obs. Myggenaes Lt bg S2W

8.0pm: Fresh breeze, rough sea, fine & clear

Midnight: Fresh breeze & fine & clear

Number on sick list: 2


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25 December 1914

At Sea

Lat 62.91, Long -7.91

4.0am: Strong breeze, & cloudy weather

8.0am: Strong breeze, rough sea, clear weather

9.0am: a/c S25W (zigzag S3W – S47W)

Noon: Mod gale, rough sea, clear weather

[from 4.5pm to 7.30pm: Soundings taken every ½ hour]

7.32pm: Obs. Myggenaes Lt bg S70E

Midnight: Light breeze, S’ly swell

Number on sick list: 2


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26 December 1914

At Sea

Lat 62.55, Long -8.01

4.0am: Fresh breeze, cloudy & clear weather

8.0am: Strong breeze, overcast & rain

9.0am: a/c S23W (zigzag S1W – S45W)

[from Noon to 2.0pm: Soundings taken every ½ hour]

2.35pm: Myggenaes Lt Ho abm 9’ bg S67E

3.15pm: Dead slow & “hove to” to repair “wireless aerial”

4.30pm: Aerial repaired, proceeded

4.40pm: Aerial again carried away, “hove to” slow dead

5.10pm: Aerial sent down, a/c S42W & proceeded 40 revs

5.10pm: Obs Myggenaes Lt bg N60E

8.0pm: Strong breeze & squally, high sea

Midnight: Fresh breeze, rough to high sea, squally weather

Number on sick list: 4


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27 December 1914

At Sea

Lat 58.85, Long -9.21

0.30am: Streamed Neptune log

2.40am: Rain & misty, switched on navigation lights

4.0am: Squally & rain, high raising sea

5.10am: Eased to 45 revs, very high sea, ship pitching heavily

8.0am: Strong gale, heavy squalls, high confused sea

Hands repairing wireless aerial

Noon: Mod gale, heavy hail squalls, high sea

0.15pm: Wireless aerial repaired

2.50pm: Obs. St. Kilda S22E log 33’

4.35pm: Obs. St. Kilda bg S65E

4.50pm: Switched on navigation lights

8.0pm: Strong breeze, & high SW swell

Midnight: Strong breeze & squally weather

Number on sick list: 4


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28 December 1914

At Sea

Lat 55.4, Long -7.13

4.0am: Fresh breeze, high W’ly swell

6.40am: Obs Aran Island Light bg S11E log 206’

7.45am: Obs Tory Island Lt bg S89E

8.14am: Aran Island abm 10 ½’ a/c S74E

8.51am: Tory Island Lt Ho N55E log 238’

9.24am: Horm Head abm 3’

9.58am: Limeburned Rk buoy abm ½’ log 52’

11.8am: Malin Hd abm 2’ a/c S69E

11.42am: Inishtrahull Lt Ho abm ¾’ a/c S54E

1.2pm: Inishowen Head abm 7.5’ bg S36W

2.45pm: Rue Pt. ¾’ bg N36E, a/c S70E

3.07pm: Tor Head bg S50W a/c S27E log 41’

4.0pm: Light variable breeze & passing mist

4.12pm: Maidens abm 8’ log 59 ½’

4.31pm: Corsewall Pt abm 11.7’ log 64 ½’

5.15pm: Mew Island abm 6 ½’ log 76.0’

5.50pm: Skulmartin abm 7 ½’ log 86’

6.15pm: South Rock 7 ½’ log 93’

8.0pm: Light breeze & light rain

8.16pm: Chickens Lt abm S87E 2 ½’ log 119’

9.44pm: Star bearing Langnaes N45E & Chickens N17W

Midnight: Light breeze & fine & clear

Number on sick list: 3


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29 December 1914

At Sea [& at Liverpool]

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

1.0am: Skerries abm log 147’

6.40am: Stopped for Pilot

7.0am: Pilot boarded & proceeded

7.10am: Bar L V

7.27am: Formby Lt V

8.11am: Arrived off Canada Dock & turned round

9.20am: Entered Sandon Basin

9.35am: Fast in Sandon Ddock

10.48am: Left Basin, engines as reqd

10.55am: Entered Huskisson Dock

11.4am: Entered Canada Dock

11.42am: In berth Canada Dock. Finished with engines

6.0pm: Commenced coaling with shore labour

8.0pm: Gentle breeze & fine & clear

10.0pm: Stopped coaling

Discharged 1 private RMA to Haslar Hospital

Midnight: Similar weather


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30 December 1914

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

Commenced coaling

10.0am: Hands shifting ship, for coal lighters

Noon: Fresh breeze & misty weather

Shore labour coaling ship

8.0pm: Gentle breeze & cloudy weather

Midnight: Similar weather


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31 December 1914

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

4.0am: Gentle breeze & rain

6.0am: Hauled ship off quay for coaling lighters

Shore labour coaling ship

A.B Reed RNR, A.B. Simmons RNR left for Portsmouth Barracks

1 PO & 2 wireless operators joined ship

Noon: Gentle breeze, & cloudy weather

4.0pm: Leave for 2nd part of Port-Watch till 8am

Hauled off ship for coal lighters

8.0pm: Mod breeze & fine & clear

Stopped coaling for the night

Midnight: Mod breeze & fine weather


THE VOYAGES OF HMS TEUTONIC 1915

JP map Teutonic 1915

LOGS FOR JANUARY 1915


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1 January 1915

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

6.0am: Shifted ship for coal lighters

8.0am: Strong breeze, & cloudy weather

Hands employed variously as reqd

Noon: Similar weather

Shore labour coaling ship

4.0pm: Star. Watch returned from leave

Shifted ship for coal lighters

10.0pm: Shore labour stopped coaling

Midnight Mod breeze & fine & clear


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2 January 1915

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.0am: Shifted ship for coal lighters

Shore labour coaling ship

Hands employed as reqd

Leave to Port watch till Noon Tuesday

Discharged 1 Private RMLI to Chatham Barracks

Noon: Gentle breeze & fine weather

Hands make and mend clothes

4.0pm: Gentle breeze & fine weather

Leave to 1st Part Star Watch till 8am

4 ratings from R.N.B. Portsmouth

8.0pm: Similar weather

Shore gang stopped coaling

Midnight: Fresh breeze & fine & clear


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3 January 1915

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

Hauled off ship for coal lighters

Shore labour coaling ship

8.0am: Gentle breeze & cloudy weather

Noon: Similar weather

Leave to 2nd Part Star Watch till 8am

Hauled off ship for coal lighters

4.0pm: Gentle breeze & misty weather

Light breeze & rain

Shore labour stopped coaling

Midnight: Light breeze & heavy rain


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4 January 1915

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

Mod breeze & heavy rain

Shore gang coaling ship

8.0am: Gentle breeze & cloudy

Hands employed variously

Hauled off ship for coal lighters

Noon: Finished coaling

Hands employed cleaning up deck

Leave to 1st Part of Star watch till 8am

1 Pte. RMA joined ship from Eastney Barracks

Light breeze & fine & clear

Midnight: Similar weather


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5 January 1915

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

Gentle breeze & cloudy

Misty weather

Hands employed taking stores & cleaning ship

Port Watch returned from leave

Hands cleaning ship and taking in stores

Leave to Star Watch & first part Port watch till 7am

8.0pm: Mod breeze & clear weather

Midnight: Fresh breeze & fine weather


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6 January 1915

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

Mod breeze & fine & clear

Hands cleaning and painting ship

8.0am: Gentle breeze & cloudy

Noon: Similar weather

Hands painting ship & drawing store

Leave to Port Watch & 2nd part of Star Watch till 7am

Shifted ship for SS “Etonian”

8.0pm: Gentle breeze & cloudy weather

Midnight: Similar weather


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7 January 1915

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

Light breeze & overcast

Hands employed cleaning & painting ship

Gentle breeze & rain

Noon: Gentle breeze & rain

Hands employed reeving boats falls & cleaning ship

Leave to Star Watch & 1st Port Watch till 7am

Gentle breeze & rain

Similar weather


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8 January 1915

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

Light breeze & fine weather

Hands employed cleaning ship

8.0am: Light breeze & fine & clear

Noon: Light-breeze & showery

Pilot Mr. Evans

Tugs: “Morphet, “Trafalgar” & “Wallasey”

1.35pm: Left berth, engines as reqd

2.5pm: Entered Huskisson Dock

2.27pm: Entered Sandon Basin

2.46pm: Fast in Sandon Basin

3.26pm: Cast off

3.41pm: Entered River, eng as reqd

4.2pm: Full speed & as reqd

4.8pm: Rock Lt Ho

4.20pm: Bell buoy

4.35pm: C1 buoy

4.44pm: Formby L.V.

5.3pm: Bar L.V.

5.15pm: a/c N38W set log

5.35pm: N.W. Lt V abm ½’ log 5.9’

6.30pm: Great Ormes Hd. abm 6 ¾’

6.52pm: Penmaen Manor Pt. abm 5’

7.1pm: Slow both & as reqd landing Pilot

7.27pm: Pilot left & half speed ahead

8.0pm: Skerries Lt abm 11’ log 34 ½’

10.48pm: Chickens Rk Lt abm a/c N4W

Midnight: Strong breeze & clear weather


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9 January 1915

At Sea

Lat 56.38, Long -7.58

1.0am: South Rk L V abm 4 ½’ log 108’

1.35am: Skulmartin L. V. abm 4 ½’

2.30am: Mew Is abm 4’ log 130’

3.0am: Black Hd abm 7’ log 137’

3.52am: Maidens Lt abm 5’ log 149’

5.24am: Mull of Cantyre Lt abm 7’ bg N63E

7.40am: Oversay Lt abm 6 ½’ log N63E

8.0am: Fresh breeze squally & rain

10.58am: Skerryvore Lt Ho abm 11’

Noon: Fresh breeze & clear weather

1.35pm: Barra Hd Lt Ho abm N74E 13’

2.22pm: a/c S60E log 29’ Increased 60 revs

3.20pm: Stopped hailed SS “Heracles” of Helsingfors, allowed her to proceed

3.28pm: Proceeded half speed c/o N13W log 46 ½’

4.0pm: Evening quarters & watch night defence stations

8.0pm: Gentle breeze & clear weather

8.40pm: St. Kilda Is abm 12’ log 115, a/c N45E

9.37pm: St. Kilda bg S45E a/c N59E

Midnight: Calm & fine & clear

Number on sick list: 2


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10 January 1915

At Sea

Lat 60.23, Long -3.73

0.50am: Flannan Is Lt abm 14’ log 171 ½’

3.31am: Butt of Lewis Lt abm log 208.4’

4.0am: Light airs & fine & clear

9.15am: Challenged HMS “Otway”

9.25am: Challenged HMS “Digby”

Noon: Gentle breeze & snow squalls

0.38pm: a/c N80E, full speed signalled SS “Frisia”, Danish, all correct

1.25pm: Obs HMS “Cedric” challenged, a/c SE

3.15pm: Challenged HMS “Orotava”

3.48pm: Stopped, Captain boarded HMS “Cedric”

5.25pm: Captain returned, c/o N22W speed 42 revs

6.50pm: Challenged HMS “Orotava”

8.0pm: Gentle breeze & fine weather

8.40pm: Stopped & spoke SS “Lappland” of Stockholm, allowed to proceed

9.7pm: Proceeded 36 revs c/o N77E

Midnight: Fresh breeze & squally weather

Number on sick list: 2


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11 January 1915

At Sea

Lat 60.66, Long -2.36

3.5am: 44 revs & zigzag (N65E - S71E)

4.0am: Strong breeze & fine & clear

5.0am: a/c N76E zigzag (N54E - S82E)

6.30am: a/c S80W zigzag (N78W - S58W) log 129 ½’

8.0am: Star Pos. 61 33N, 1 36W

Mod breeze & fine & clear

9.0am: a/c S79W zigzag (N79W - S57W)

9.45am: Divisions, Collision stations & G.Q’s

10.10am: Signalled “Alsatian” & “Orotava”, took station off 1 mile “Alsatian’s” bow, c/a N28E 15 knots

11.30am: Challenged HMS “Patia”

2.5pm: a/c S60E log 32.8’ obs HMS “Victory” & SS “Bergensfiörd” bg East

4.45pm: Star Pos. 61 48N, 0 0W

5.20pm: a/c S89W zigzag (S67W - N69W)

8.0pm: Gentle breeze & clear weather

10.0pm: a/c S78W log 133.5’ zigzag (S56W - N80W)

Midnight: Gentle breeze & hail squalls

Number on sick list: 1


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12 January 1915

At Sea

Lat 62.16, Long -2.25

3.0am: a/c N78E zigzag (N56E - S80E)

4.0am: Light breezes & showery

4.38am: a/c N40E log 206’

4.50am: Sighted vessel, Full speed

5.10am: Inc 14 kts. Challenged HMS “Alsatian”

5.22am: a/c E log 216.4

5.53am: a/c S82E zigzag (S60E - N76E)

7.10am: a/c N17E log 238.6

7.40am: a/c N11E log 248.3

8.0am: Star Pos. 61 45N, 1 46W

8.0am: Challenged HMS “Orotava”

8.50am: a/c N14W 267’ log

9.45am: Divisions, small arms drill & physical exercise

11.0am: a/c S1W zigzag (S23W - S21E)

Noon: Gentle breeze & fine & clear

0.41pm: Stopped & lowered sea bot to examined floating object

1.10pm: Proceeded 43 revs & as reqd. Object, “Scotchman’s Bladder”, brought on board

2.0pm: a/c N1W zigzag (N23W - N21E)

4.0pm: Evening quarters, & watch night defence stations

4.22pm: Star Pos. 62 19N, 2 23W

5.0pm: a/c S1W zigzag (S23W - S21E)

8.0pm: Light breeze & fine & clear

8.0pm: a/c N2W zigzag (N24W - N20E)

Obs. Aurora Borealis in Northern sky

11.0pm: a/c South zigzag (S22E - S22W)

Midnight: Gentle breeze & fine & clear

Number on sick list: 1


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13 January 1915

At Sea

Lat 62.26, Long -2.31

2.0am: a/c N2W zigzag (N24W - N20E)

4.0am: Gentle breeze & fine & clear

5.0am: a/c South zigzag (S22E - S22W)

8.0am: Fresh breeze overcast & rain; a/c N2W zigzag (N24W – N20E)

10.50am: a/c South zigzag (S22E - S22W)

Noon: Strong breeze, overcast & rain

2.0pm: a/c N2W zigzag (N20E - N24W)

4.0pm: Evening quarters & watch night defence stations

5.0pm: a/c S zigzag (S22E – S22W)

7.20pm: High sea “Hove to” 26 revs

8.0pm: Strong gale squally & rain, high sea

8.24pm: a/c S45E log 87.3’

Midnight: a/c S56E. Strong gale squally & high sea

Number on sick list: 3


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14 January 1915

At Sea

Lat 62.26, Long -2.11

2.0am: a/c East

3.45am: a/c N67E

4.0am: Strong wind, squally & rain

8.0am: Fresh breeze, rough sea cloudy

8.40am: Proceeded 28 revs & as reqd a/c N22W

9.45am: Divisions & small arms drill

11.30am: a/c S14W

Noon: Started zigzag (S36W - S8E)

2.0pm: a/c N2W zigzag (N20E - N24W)

4.0pm: Evening quarters & watch night defence stations

5.0pm: a/c South, stopped zigzagging

8.0pm: Strong breeze, squally & rain

8.0pm: a/c N2W

Midnight: Mod breeze & squally & rain

Number on sick list: 1


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15 January 1915

At Sea

Lat 62.5, Long -2.48

2.0am: a/c South

4.0am: Mod breeze & rain, rough sea

6.am: Started zigzag (S22W - S22E)

8.0am: a/c N2W zigzag (N24W - N20E)

8.30am: Star Pos. 62 01N 2 06 ½W

9.45am: Stopped zigzag

9.45am: Hands fire quarters & G.Q’s. High NE Swell

Noon: High NE Swell, cloudy & showery

Mod gale, high rising sea

4.0pm: Strong gale high sea squally. Evening quarters & watch night defence stations

8.0pm: a/c S50W. Increased to 52 revs

10.26pm: Red to 36 revs

10.35pm: a/c S20E

Midnight: Strong breeze, high sea

Number on sick list: 4


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16 January 1915

At Sea

Lat 62.38, Long -3.31

4.0am: Strong breeze & rough sea

6.45am: a/c N69W log 149.5

8.12am: Polaris Lat 62 00N

8.44am: Venus Lat 61 59 ½N

11.50am: a/c S79W log 88.1

Strong breeze & high sea, squally

3.5pm: Hove to heading N34E 20 revs

5.10pm: a/c N75E & various to follow SS “Stoic” of Grimsby, allowed to proceed 61 59N, 4 74W

6.39pm: Hove to c/o N34E log 32.6, 25 revs

8.0pm: Strong breeze, high sea, hail squalls

Midnight: Mod gale, heavy sea, hail squalls

Number on sick list: 4


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17 January 1915

At Sea

Lat 60.86, Long -2.11

1.0am: Sighted vessel light

1.23am: Half speed a/c S57E, signalled trawler “St Ives” H 11, all correct; 63 03N, 3 50W

4.0am: Strong breeze, high sea, squally

8.0am: Mod gale & high sea, snow squalls

9.45am: Divisions & Divine Service

1.58pm: Sighted vessel a/c N65W 45 revs & as reqd. Spoke trawler “Schipperke”, all correct c/o var. 61 04N, 2 27W

2.30pm: Spoke trawler “Yokohama” H 20, all correct a/c N23E 36 revs; Lat 61 00N, Long 2 31W

4.30pm: Star Long 2 30W

8.0pm: Fresh breeze & fine & clear

Midnight: Sighted vessel; Full speed c/o N18W

Number on sick list: 3


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18 January 1915

At Sea

Lat 61.75, Long -2.91

0.26am: Slow spoke trawler “Hilaria” G.Y. 698, all correct; 60 59N, 2 00W

2.46am:Sighted steamer “full speed”, a/c N24W

3.45am: Red to 40 revs, signalled Danish SS “Oscar II”, all correct; 61 15N, 2 40W. a/c South

6.0am; Obs glare of Muckle Flugga Lt bg S48E

8.0am: Light breeze & fine & clear

8.20am: Obs HMS “Columbella”

8.45am: Took station 2 miles abm “Columbella” c/o N speed 11 knots zigzag (S16W – S28E)

Noon: Mod breeze & fine & clear

0.40pm: a/c S3E zigzag (S25E – S19W)

1.16pm: Full speed after steamer c/o S10W

2.54pm: Stopped & boarded trawler “Mary Weatherly” of Aberdeen, all correct. Lat 61 07N, Long 2 15W

3.30pm: Proceeded 42 revs c/o S3E

5.0pm: Obs Muckle Flugga Lt bg S62E

[ed. note: from 5.0pm to 10.0pm Soundings taken every ½ hour]

Midnight: Strong breeze & overcast weather

Number on sick List: 2


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19 January 1915

At Sea

Lat 61.76, Long -2.33

4.45am: Obs Muckle Flugga Lt bg S30W

8.0am: Fresh breeze, overcast & rain

9.45am: Divisions & small arm drill

11.3am: Stopped to examined rudder pendants

11.12am: Proceeded 53 revs c/o N81E

Noon: Fresh breeze & misty weather

[ed. note: from 3.30pm to 9.0pm Soundings taken]

Midnight: Mod breeze, overcast & drizzle

Number on sick list: 3


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20 January 1915

[ed. note: right hand side of page of log book January 20th, 1915 & small sheet attached to log page: “January 21th, 1915 Swinging Ship”]

At Sea

Lat 62.33, Long 4.63

2.49am: a/c SW & var. Full speed towards steamer, which turned into Silde Gabet Bay [ed note: Silde Gabet is a bay about 4 miles wide by about 6 miles in depth between Vaagso and the peninsula of Stadt]

4.40am: Svinö Lt abm bg S75E, a/c N80W log 142’ zigzag (N58W – S78W)

7.0am: a/c S73E log 158’ zigzag (S51E – N85E)

8.0am: Strong breeze & drizzle

8.30am: a/c N80W zigzag (N58W – S78W)

10.30am: a/c S73E zigzag (S51E – N85E)

Noon: Mod gale, high sea, drizzle

0.30pm: a/c N80W zigzag (N58W – S78W)

2.30pm: a/c S73E zigzag (S51E – N85E)

4.0pm: a/c S71E stopped zigzag

8.0pm: Mod gale, high sea, weather clearing up

8.17pm: Obs Svinö Lt bg S75E

9.20pm: Obs Kraakanes Lt bg S4W

Midnight: Fresh breeze & passing showers


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[ed. note: left hand side of page of log book January 20th, 1915]

Number on sick list: 4


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21 January 1915

[ed. note: right hand side of page of log book January 21st, 1915]

At Sea

Lat 62.18, Long 4.23

1.15am: Svinö Lt bg S75E

a/c S75E zigzag (S53E – N83E)

7.10am: Obs Svinö Lt bg S72E

8.0am: Gentle breeze, & fine & clear

8.30am: a/c N77W zigzag (N55W – S881W)

9.45am: Divisions and small arm drill. Swung ship for Deviations

10.53am: One steamer bg SSW

11.3am: Full speed

11.40am: Red to 40 revs a/c N13E zigzag (N35E – N9W) vessel HMS “Virginian” boarding oil tank Steam Ship

11.55am: Signalled HMS “Columbella”

0.25pm: a/c SSW, took station 1’ port beam of HMS “Columbella”

1.40pm: a/c N13E log 19.2’ zigzag (N9W – N35E)

3.0pm: a/c N77W zigzag (N55W – S81W)

4.0pm: a/c S73E zigzag (S51E – N85E)

4.8pm: Moon Pos. 62 23N

7.0pm: Sighted Svinö Lt bg S73E

8.0pm: Fresh breeze & fine weather

8.30pm: a/c N77W zigzag (N55W – S81W)

11.0pm: a/c S75E zigzag (S53E – N83E)

Midnight: Mod breeze & fine weather

Number on sick list: 5


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[ed. note: left hand side of page of log book January 21st, 1915]

True Bearings and Distance: Svinö Lt Ho N74E 29 ½’


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22 January 1915

At Sea

Lat 62.13, Long 2.01

1.30am: a/c N77W zigzag (N55W – S81W)

4.0am: Gentle breeze & fine & clear

6.0am: a/c N3E zigzag (N25E – N19W)

8.0am: Gentle breeze, overcast & drizzle

10.0am: Signalled HMS “Virginian”

11.0am: Hands G.Q’s

Noon: Mod breeze, overcast & clear

1.20am: a/c N72W zigzag (N50W – S86W)

4.0pm: Mod breeze, overcast & drizzle

5.30pm: a/c S75E zigzag (N83E – S53E)

8.0pm: Light variable breeze, & cloudy

Midnight: Gentle breeze,& overcast weather

Number on sick list: 5


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23 January 1915

At Sea

Lat 62.01, Long 1.38

c/o S75E zigzag (N83E – S53E)

4.0am: Light airs & fine & clear

7.0am: a/c N72W zigzag (N50W – S86W)

8.0am: Similar wind & weather

Noon: Similar wind & weather

Passed some large pieces of drift wood

4.0pm: Light airs & fine & clear

5.30pm: a/c S73E zigzag (S51E – N85E)

5.30pm: Star Pos. [ed. note: blank space] N [ed. note: blank space] E

8.0pm: Variable airs & smooth sea

9.35pm: Port engine stopped for engineers’ purposes, increased speed on Star engine

10.45pm: Star Pos. [ed. note: blank space]

11.37pm: Port engine started

Midnight: Similar weather

Number on sick list: 6


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24 January 1915

At Sea

Lat 61.25, Long 1.83

4.0am: Variable airs & fine weather

6.30am: a/c S70W zigzag (S48W – N88W) Increased to 50 revs

8.0am: Similar weather

8.10am: Challenged HMS “Columbella”

9.53am: Sighted trawler, Inc. to 63 revs

11.15am: Stopped & boarded trawlers “Kestrel” of Hull & “Craigendarrock” of Aberdeen, all correct; Lat 61 15N, Long 1 50E

0.46pm: Proceeded c/o N77W zigzag (N55W – S81W)

2.23pm: Stop, boarded trawler “East Coast” of Aberdeen, all correct; Lat 61 10N, Long 1 13E

2.55pm: Proceeded 52 revs c/o N77W 6 zigzag (N55W – S81W)

3.0pm: Moon Pos. Long 1 18E

8.0pm: a/c S75E zigzag (N83E – S53E)

8.25pm: Muckle Flugga Lt abm log 106’

8.59pm: Observed dark object. Full speed ahead

9.10pm: Resumed course & speed vessel trawler “Siluria” M 202, without lights, all correct

Midnight: Mod Breeze & overcast

Number on sick list: 5


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25 January 1915

At Sea

Lat 61.16, Long 1.2

C7o S75E zigzag (N83E – S53E)

4.0am: Fresh breeze, & cloudy weather

7.0am: a/c N73E zigzag (S85W – N51W). Increased to 52 revs

8.0am: Fresh breeze, & overcast

Obs Trawler “East Coast” A.122

Noon: Mod breeze, overcast & drizzle

0.51pm: Stopped & boarded trawler “Eclipse” P.D. 364, all correct

1.32pm: Proceeded c/o N73W 52 revs

2.40pm: Sighted “John S Boyle” A. 252

3.50pm: Passed “Sunshine” A. 322

3.55pm: Passed trawler “Strathblane” A. 431

5.30pm: a/c S75E (N83E – S53E)

8.0pm: Mod breeze & fine & clear

Midnight: Gentle breeze & fine & clear

Number on sick list: 4


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26 January 1915

At Sea

Lat 61.11, Long 1.11

4.0am: Light breeze & cloudy weather

7.0am: a/c N73W zigzag (N51W – S85W)

8.0am: Similar weather

1.8pm: Moon Long 0 34 ½E

2.12pm: Stopped & signalled Swedish SS “Kronprinz Gustav Adolf” for Buenos Aires, eng as reqd

3.12pm: Finished signalling & proceeded

5.55pm: a/c N75W zigzag (N53W – S83W)

6.50pm: Signalled SS “Kronprinz Gustav Adolf”. Gave permission to proceed

9.30pm: S76E zigzag (S54E – N82E)

9.36pm: Stopped Port engine 60 revs Star

Midnight: Mod breeze, cloudy & clear

Number on sick list: 3


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27 January 1915

At Sea

Lat 61.08, Long 1.46

C/o S76E zigzag (S54E – N82E)

4.0am: Mod breeze, cloudy & clear

8.0am: Light variable airs & smooth sea

9.20am: a/c S60W zigzag (S40W – S80W)

10.06am: Stopped & hailed trawler “Eclipse” P.D. 364, all correct

10.08am: Proceeded 48 revs N73W

10.00am: Hands G.Q’s & abandon ship stations

Noon: a/c N73W (S85W – N51W)

4.5pm: Stopped & boarded trawler “John S Boyle” A. 252, all correct

4.29pm: Proceeded 48 revs c/o N73W & zigzag

5.19pm: Obs Muckle Flugga Lt bg S59W

7.0pm: a/c S75E zigzag (N83E – S53E)

8.0pm: Muckle Flugga Lt bg S30W

9.20pm: a/c S76E & zigzag

Midnight: Light airs & cloudy weather

Number on sick list: 3


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28 January 1915

At Sea

Lat 61.98, Long 2.21

4.0am: Mod breeze & cloudy weather

7.0am: a/c N73W zigzag (N51W – S85W)

8.0am: Mod breeze & sea passing showers

11.30am: Stopped & boarded Norwegian SS “Aasta”, all correct

11.46am: Proceeded c/o N67W zigzag (N89W – N45W) 52 revs

4.0pm: Fresh breeze & fine & clear

4.55pm: Star Pos. 61 8N, 0 01E

5.10pm: Cast lead 75 fthms c.s. Sighted trawler “John S Boyle”

5.25pm: a/c N73W zigzag (N51W – S85W)

7.30pm: a/c S75E zigzag (N83E – S53E)

8.0pm: a/c S77E zigzag (N81E – S55E)

Midnight: Strong breeze, rough sea

Number on sick list: 3


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29 January 1915

At Sea

Lat 61.16, Long -0.13

S77E zigzag (N81E – S55E)

3.25am: Passed trawler N° A. 92

4.0am: Mod gale, rough sea, fine & clear

5.15am: a/c N73W zigzag (N51W – S85W)

6.45am: Cast lead 77 fthms f.s.

Passed trawler “Strathspey” A. 92

7.0am: Pole star Lat 62 12 ½ N

8.0am: Mod to fresh gale, & fine & clear

Noon: Mod gale & sea, occasional snow squalls

0.15pm: Obs land bg S67W

0.24pm: Passed trawler “Sophos” A. 22

0.56pm: Passed trawler “Ben Asdale” A 473

1.26pm: Muckle Flugga Lt Ho S52W

4.0pm: a/c S75E zigzag (S53E – N83E)

Number on sick list: 2


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30 January 1915

At Sea

Lat 60.28, Long 4.38

4.0am: Fresh breeze & cloudy weather

4.50am: Challenged HMS “Virginian”

5.0am: a/c S14E zigzag (S36E – S8W)

8.0am: Mod breeze & snow squalls

11.38am: Slow & as reqd, observed floating mine which was sunk by rifle fire. Also lowered sea boat and picked up two fishing buoys. 60 17N, 4 23E

1.25pm: c/o N1W zigzag (N23W – N21E) log 4’ proceeded at 52 revs

3.34pm: Stopped & boarded Swedish SS “Sir Earnest Cassel”, all correct; Lat 60 45N, Long 4 05E

4.41pm: Proceeded c/o N1W & zigzag

6.24pm: Passed apparently a “floating mine” 61 5N, 4 3E, stopped, but lost sight of it

6.50pm: Proceeded c/o West log 61.6’

7.24pm: a/c N1W zigzag (N23W – N21E)

8.0pm: Gentle breeze, cloudy & clear

10.0pm: a/c S1E zigzag (S23E – S21W)

Midnight: Variable airs & clear weather

Number on sick list: 1


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31 January 1915

At Sea

Lat 60.61, Long 4.01

S1E zigzag (S23E - S21W)

4.0am: Light breeze & fine & clear

7.0am: a/c N1W zigzag (N23W - N21E)

8.0am Gentle breeze & fine & clear

8.30am: a/c East log 238’

9.01am: Stopped & sunk a floating mine by rifle fire 60 11N, 4 25E

9.28am: Proceeded 52 revs N1W & zigzag

9.45am: Divisions & Divine Service

Noon: a/c East

0.20pm: a/c N1W zigzag (N23W - N21E)

0.25pm: Hellisö Is bg log 6.8’ N83E

1.0pm: Cross bear. Utvaer Lt Ho. N49E x Hellisö Lt Ho S62E

1.33pm: Stopped & sunk floating mine by rifle fire 60 56N, 4 07E

2.9pm: Proceeded N1W & zigzag

3.24m: Stopped & signalled Swedish SS “Nordland” Narvik to Rotterdam, all correct; 60 47N, 3.38E

4.0pm: Evening quarters & watch night defence stations

4.26pm: Proceeded N1W & zigzag

8.0pm: a/c S2W zigzag (S24W - S20E)

Midnight: Strong breeze, & fine & clear

Number on sick list: 1



LOGS FOR FEBRUARY 1915


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1 February 1915

At Sea

Lat 61.43, Long 4.15

S2W zigzag (S24W – S20E)

0.57am: Utvaer Lt bg N89E log 162’

4.0am: Fresh breeze & clear weather

5.55am: a/c N1W zigzag (N23W – N21E)

7.0am: a/c East zigzag (N68E – S68E)

8.0am: a/c N1W & zigzag

8.0am: Mod gale & overcast weather

9.20am: Hellisö Lt Ho bg N73E

10.0am: a/c N4W & zigzag

10.45am: Utvaer Lt Ho bg N87E

Noon: Strong breeze & squally

0.35pm: Stopped and signalled Swedish SS “Malmland” of Goteborg: 61 18N, 4 10E

2.0pm: a/c N10E zigzag (N35E – N12W)

5.0pm: a/c S18W zigzag (S40W – S4E)

6.30pm: S18W and zigzag

8.0pm: Strong breeze, rough sea, overcast & drizzle

Midnight: Started zigzag (S40W- S4E)

Number on sick list: 1


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2 February 1915

At Sea

Lat 59.61, Long 4.03

S18W zigzag (S40W – S4E)

2.25am: 60 22N, 4 02E passed floating mine

4.0am: Stopped zigzag

4.0am: Mod gale & high head sea

8.0am: Strong gale, high sea, overcast & drizzle

Noon: Mod gale & high head sea

4.0pm: Fresh breeze, & overcast

8.0pm: Strong breeze, overcast & rain

Number on sick list: 2


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3 February 1915

At Sea

Lat 59.18, Long 4.03

4.0am: Fresh breeze & overcast & clear

6.0am: Zigzag (S39W – S5E)

7.0am: a/c S78E zigzag (S56E – N80E)

7.38am: Stopped and sank floating mine: 59 00N, 3 20E

9.23am: Stopped & boarded Norwegian SS “Aurora”: 59 10N, 3 30E

10.18am: Proceeded c/o SSE

10.39am: a/c N85E zigzag (N63E – S73E)

Noon: Mod breeze, SW swell

0.40pm: Stopped & signalled British SS “Nero”, all correct

0.58pm: Proceeded 52 revs c/o N85E & zigzag

2.10pm: Signalled steamers “Stalheim” and “Noreaga” [ed. note: possibly “Noruega”], all correct

4.0pm: a/c N67W zigzag (N45W – N89W)

8.0pm: Strong breeze & overcast & drizzle

Number on sick list: 3


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4 February 1915

At Sea

Lat 59.50, Long -2.66

c/o N67W zigzag (N45W – N89W)

3.0am: Stopped zigzag

7.48am: Various Lat 59 34N

11.3am: Stopped & signalled Swedish SS “Portoo” (?)

11.15am: Proceeded

11.7am: N Ronaldsay Lt Ho bg S13W

Noon: Strong gale, heavy sea, clear weather

1.9pm: Noup Hd Lt Ho abm 8 ½’ bg S12W

4.0pm: Mod gale, high sea, clear weather

8.0pm: Mod gale, high sea, clear weather

Midnight: Strong winds, high seas

Number on sick list: 4


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5 February 1915

At Sea

Lat 56.73, Long -7.83

1.10am: Flannan Is Lt bg S13E

2.30am: zigzag (N85W – S51W)

4.0am: Mod gale, rough sea

4.30am: a/c S20W zigzag (S42W – S2E)

5.40am: Stopped zigzag

6.30am: St Kilda Is abm 8 ½’

6.40am: a/c S5E zigzag (S27E – S17W)

8.0am: Mod gale, high sea

10.15am: a/c ExS signalled trawler “Ethel” of Goole, all correct

10.30am: a/c S5E & zigzag

11.55am: Barra Hd abm bg N85W

0.10pm: a/c S13E zigzag

1.25pm: Signalled store ship SS “Grive”

2.38pm: Signalled SS “T.A. Tamplin”

2.45pm: Skerryvore bg S73E log 408’; sounded 44 fthms f.s.

3.0pm: Signalled HM collier N457

4.0pm: Mod gale & rough sea

5.45pm: Stopped zigzag

6.36pm: Oversay abm a/c S35E

8.30pm: Rathlin Is Lt abm

9.13pm: Mull of Cantyre abm 2 ½’

9.51pm: Landa Is Lt abm 2 ½’ a/c N82E

11.0pm: Pladda Is Lt abm 4’

11.31pm: Holy Is Lt abm 1 1/’2

Number on sick list: 6


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6 February 1915

At Sea

[Lat 55.94, Long -4.76]

0.13am: Cumbrae Lt abm 1 ½’

0.50am: Toward Pt abm N46W

1.32pm: Cloch Lt abm ¼’

1.52am: Off Greenock, Pilot Mr T.A. Studley

2.7am: Fort Matilde abm

3.34am: Let go Star anchor

3.36am: Stop. 75 fthms cable in 30 fthms water, steam at ½ hours’ notice

8.0am: Gentle breeze & overcast

9.10am: Steam Pinnace left ship for mail

11.42am: Steam boat returned with mails

0.35pm: Pilot boarded & weighed anchor

1.18pm: Anchor aweigh, slow ahead and as reqd. Tugs “Flying Scotsman” & “Flying Linnet”

2.31pm: Passed Dumbarton Rk

2.53pm: Bowling

3.35pm: Rasheille Lt

3.25pm: Dalmuir Lt

4.17pm: Medowside Lt

4.42pm: Entered Dock “Princes’”

5.10pm: Made fast in N° 6 Berth & Rang off engines

8.0pm: Gentle breeze & drizzle

Discharged 1 stoker ratings to Hospital

Midnight: Gentle breeze & misty weather

Number on sick list : 4


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7 February 1915

Glasgow N.B.

[Lat 55.85, Long -4.25]

4.0am: Light breeze & fine & clear

8.0am: Gentle breeze & fine weather

Similar weather

Gave leave to 1st Part Star Watch till 8.0am

4.0pm: Gentle breeze & fine weather

8.0pm: Gentle breeze & drizzle

Midnight: Similar weather

Number on sick list : 2


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8 February 1915

Govan N.B.

[Lat 55.86, Long -4.30]

4.0am: Overcast & fine weather

Shore labour commenced coaling ship

Hands employed painting ship

Noon: Similar weather

4.0pm: Light breeze & fine weather

Gave leave to 2nd Part Star Watch till 7.0am

8.0pm: Similar weather

Midnight: Similar weather


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9 February 1915

Govan N.B.

[Lat 55.86, Long -4.30]

4.0am: Gentle breeze & fine & clear

Shore labour coaling ship

8.0am: Similar weather

Hands employed painting ship

Noon: Overcast & occasional rain & sleet

4.0pm: Gentle breeze & rain

5.0pm: Leave to 1st Part Star Watch till 8.0am

Received on board 2.6 pdr guns

Coaling with shore labour

3 Ratings from R.N.B. joining ship

Similar weather


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10 February 1915

Govan N.B.

[Lat 55.86, Long -4.30]

Gentle breeze & showery weather

Shore gang coaling ship

8.0am: Gentle breeze & cloudy weather

Hands employed painting & as reqd

Port Watch returned from leave

Gave leave to Star Watch till 9.0am Sunday

Noon: Similar weather

4.0pm: Gentle breeze & cloudy weather

5.0pm: Leave to 1st Part Port Watch till 8.0am

8.0pm: Similar weather

Shore labour coaling ship

Midnight: Similar weather


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11 February 1915

Govan N.B.

[Lat 55.86, Long -4.30]

4.0am: Variable breeze & cloudy

Shore labour coaling ship

8.0am: Similar weather

Hands employed receiving stores & variously as reqd, painting screens, etc

Noon: Gentle breeze & cloudy

4.0pm: Cloudy & overcast

Gave leave to 2nd Part Port Watch till 8.0am

8.0pm: Similar weather

Shore labour coaling ship

Midnight: Gentle breeze & fine weather


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12 February 1915

Govan N.B.

[Lat 55.86, Long -4.30]

4.0am: Gentle breeze, overcast & clear

Shore labour coaling ship

8.0am: Gentle breeze & rain

Hands employed variously & as required

Noon: Similar weather

4.0pm: Southerly breeze & cloudy weather

Gave leave to 1st Part of Port Watch till 8.0am

8.0pm: Similar weather

9.0pm: Stopped coaling for the night

Midnight: Fine & clear weather


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13 February 1915

Govan N.B.

[Lat 55.86, Long -4.30]

4.0am: Light breeze & fine weather

6.0am: Shore labour coaling

8.0am: Similar weather

9.0am: All coaling finished

Hands employed cleaning ship

Noon: Cloudy weather

4.0pm: Gentle breeze & cloudy

8.0pm: Fine & clear weather

Midnight: Showery weather

Number on sick list : 1


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14 February 1915

Govan N.B.

[Lat 55.86, Long -4.30]

4.0am: Cloudy & clear weather

8.0am: Overcast & rain

9.0am: Star Watch returned from leave

9.45am: Divisions & Divine Service

Noon: Fine & clear weather

4.0pm: Hands to evening quarters

8.0pm: Variable airs & fine weather

Midnight: Fine & clear weather

Number on sick list : 1


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15 February 1915

Govan N.B.

[Lat 55.86, Long -4.30]

4.0am: Fine & clear weather

8.0am: Cloudy & clear weather

Hands employed cleaning ship, getting up ammunition, etc

Noon: Fine & clear weather

Hands employed shifting ship & as reqd

4.0pm: Light airs & cloudy. Evening Quarters

8.0pm: Similar weather

Midnight: Similar weather

Number on sick list : 1


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16 February 1915

Govan N.B.

[Lat 55.86, Long -4.30]

4.0am: Variable airs & fine & clear

8.0am: Similar weather

Divisions. Hands cleaning ship & securing for sea. Tried steering gear, telegraphs, etc., all in good order

Noon: Singled up moorings

Pilot Mr Gunson

Tugs: “Flying Elf” & “Flying Spindrift”

1.35pm: Left berth, slow astern port & as reqd

1.57pm: Entered river

2.17pm: Passed Medowside Lt

2.33pm: Passed Scotstown Lt

2.55pm: Passed Dalmuir Lt

3.16pm: Passed Bowling Lt

3.29pm: Passed Dumbarton Rk

4.18pm: Let go star anchor 60 fathoms cable in 20 fathoms water

Sent sea boat ashore for mail

7.0pm: Sea boat hoisted

7.55pm: Stand by & hove away

8.10pm: Anchor aweigh engine as reqd

8.23pm: Proceeded slow ahead c/o N72W,streamed log

8.40pm: Kempock Pt abm a/c S78W

9.05pm: Cloch Pt abm a/c S61W log 3 ½’

9.14pm: Kantoch [Kempock?] Pt abm

9.18pm: a/c S32W anchor secured 36 revs

9.47pm: Toward Pt abm log 10’

10.55pm: Cumbrae Lt abm log 19’ a/c S24W

Number on sick list : 1


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17 February 1915

At Sea

Lat 56.56, Long -7.68

0.40am: Holy Is Lt abm 1 ¾’ log 32’

1.20am: Pladda Lt abm 3 ¼’ log 38’

3.41am: Ship Rock Lt abm 1 ¾’ log 59’

4.0am: Mod gale & high sea

4.33am: Mull of Cantyre Lt abm log 70’

5.5am: Altacarry Lt abm 3’ log 77’

6.47am: Oversay Lt abm 5 ¼’ log 97 ¾’

6.52am: a/c N12W & zigzag (N34W – N10E)

8.0am: Fresh breeze & rough sea

10.15am: Skerryvore Lt Ho bg N70E dist 8 ½’

10.20am: Signalled HMS “Cedric”

Noon: Strong breeze, overcast & rain

0.32pm: Barra Hd Lt Ho N52E dist 8’ a/c N15W z.z. (N7E – N37W)

5.15pm: a/c N19E zigzag (N3W – N41E)

5.21pm: Soa Is (St Kilda) bg N50E log 76 ½’

6.30pm: Soa Island bg S67E dist 7 ¼’

8.0pm: Strong breeze, rough sea

8.38pm: Flannan Is Lt bg S86E log 123’

10.38pm: Flannan Is Lt bg S11E log 151 ½’

Midnight: Strong breeze, rough sea

Number on sick list : 2


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18 February 1915

At sea

Lat 60.93, Long -4.16

2.45am: a/c N73E z.z. (S85E – N51E)

4.0am: fresh breeze & fine & clear

5.20am: a/c N55E z.z. (N33E – N77E)

8.0am: Fresh breeze & fine & clear

9.0am: a/c N24E z.z. (N2E – N46E)

11.0am: a/c N53E z.z. (N75E – N31E)

Noon: Fresh breeze & fine weather

0.35pm: Lat by obs 61 07N

2.0pm: a/c S55W z.z. (S88W – S22W), obs Long 4 02W

3.53pm: Stop & as reqd signalling SS “Tjaldur” Danish

4.25pm: a/c SExE z.z. every 10 minutes E & SSE

7.49pm: Full speed a/c ESE, stopped z.z. keeping station on SS “Tjaldur”

9.18pm: Left “Tjaldur” a/c N52E z.z. (N30E – N74E), 40 revs

10.35pm: Full speed, Var courses, examining trawler “St Dennis” H. 228. a/c N52E & zigzag, kept Co N72E for 30 minutes

Midnight: Mod breeze & fine & clear

Number on sick list : 4


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19 February 1915

At Sea

Lat 61.63, Long -2.76

C/o N52E zigzag (N74E – N30E)

4.0am: Fresh breeze & fine & clear

6.0am: a/c S80W zigzag (S47W – N67W)

8.0am:a/c S80W zigzag (S47W – N67W)

8.0am: Strong breeze & rough sea

9.50am: Stopped zigzag

11.0am: Started 3 Point zigzag every 15 mins

Noon: Stopped zigzag a/c N77E

3.25pm: Shipping heavy seas over forecastle head, leased to 20 revs

4.0pm: Strong gale & very high head sea

8.0pm: Heavy gale & high sea

Midnight: Heavy gale & squally

Number on sick list : 5


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20 February 1915

At sea

Lat 62.58, Long 0.71

4.0am: Strong gale & high sea

8.0am: Fresh gale & squally, overcast

10.0am: a/c S74E log 204 ¾’ zigzag (N84E – S52E)

11.0am: Stopped zigzag

Noon: Strong gale & squally

0.30pm: Ex Mer Sun 62 34N

1.50pm: Obs. Several Fisherman’s Bladders

4.0pm: Strong gale, squally & rain

8.0pm: Mod gale & high sea, cloudy

Midnight: Similar weather

Number on sick list : 7


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21 February 1915

At sea

Lat 62.11, Long -1.41

5.50am: Signalled HMS “Motagua”

8.0am: Mod gale, high sea, cloudy

Noon: Strong gale & high sea

4.0pm: Mod gale, overcast & showery

8.0pm: Mod gale & squally, high sea

10.0pm: In heavy squall, wind decreased to mod breeze

Midnight: Gentle breeze & rain

Number on sick list : 6


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22 February 1915

At sea

Lat 62.0, Long 1.28

4.0am: Cloudy & passing showers

7.0am: Commenced zigzag (S52E – N84E)

7.35am: a/c S8E zigzag (S59E – N77E)

8.0am: Mod breeze & showery

9.45am: Divisions, collision & abandon ship stations. General Quarters

Noon: a/c N73W zigzag (S85W – N51W)

3.0pm: Wind dropped & shifted to North

4.0pm: Light breeze, NE swell, cloudy

6.0pm: a/c S74E zigzag (S52E – N84E)

8.0pm: Mod gale & squally, rough sea

10.0pm: Wind dropped & shifted to NE

Midnight: Light breeze & frequent snow squalls

Number on sick list: 7


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23 February 1915

At sea

Lat 62.26, Long 1.43

S74E zigzag (S52E – N84E)

4.0am: Gentle breeze & clear, confused swell

6.0am: a/c N73W zigzag (N51W – S85W)

7.0am: Wind shifted to North & freshened

8.0am: Strong breeze, NW swell, snow squalls

10.20am: a/c N10W (no zigzag)

Noon: Mod gale, high sea & snow squalls

0.30pm: Arrived at rendezvous to meet HMS “Caribbean”

0.58pm: Dead slow, sighted life buoy marked HMS “Owl” 62 25N, 1 21E; Var courses

3.40pm: a/c S20E & sighted HMS “Caribbean”

4.0pm: Strong breeze & high sea

7.0pm: a/c N72W zigzag (N50W - S86W)

8.0pm: Strong breeze & fine & clear

8.30pm: Star Pos 62 07N, 1 08E

10.0pm: a/c S71E zigzag (N87E - S49E)

Midnight: Fresh breeze & rough sea

Number on sick list: 5


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24 February 1915

At Sea

Lat 62.0, Long 1.33

4.0am: Strong breeze & rough sea

6.0am: a/c N73W log 194.7 zigzag (N51W - S85W)

8.0am: Fresh breeze & rough sea

9.45am: Divisions, physical exercise & General Quarters

10.0am: a/c N74W & zigzag

Noon: Fresh breeze & frequent snow squalls

0.45pm: a/c NE log 9’

1.12pm: Stopped & picked up a fisherman’s light buoy

1.35pm: Proceeded a/c N74W log 15’

4.0pm: Mod breeze & fine weather

5.0pm: Evening quarters & watch night defence stations.

5.9pm: Stopped & examined fisherman’s buoy

5.17pm: Proceeded N74W log 71.1

6.0pm: a/c S72E

8.0pm: Fresh breeze & fine & clear

9.30pm: Commenced 2 Pt zigzag

9.40pm: Lat by Star Obs 62 03 ½ N

10.0pm: a/c S70E & zigzag 2 Pt

Midnight: Zigzag 3 Pts

Number on sick list: 6


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25 February 1915

At Sea

Lat 62.0, Long 1.4

S70E & Zigzag 3 Pts

4.0am: Strong breeze & cloudy

4.15am: a/c S11E log 205 ½’

5.10am: a/c S56W log 219 ½’ & signalled HMS “Motagua”

5.24am: a/c NNE

5.31am: Stopped & boarded SS “Clara” Swedish, all correct. 61 4N, 3 07E [position in a different hand]

6.39am: Proceeded a/c N65W log 223’ & zigzag 3 Pts

8.0am: a/c N32W

9.0am: a/c N76W & zigzag 3 Pts

9.7am: Stopped & sank black mine 61 58N, 2.18E

9.33am: Proceeded

10.39am: Stopped & sank black mine 61 59N, 1 48E

10.55am: Proceeded

11.30am: Sighted Fisherman’s buoy

Noon: Fresh breeze & clear weather

0.20pm: Passed a Fisherman’s buoy

1.0pm: a/c S82W & zigzag 2 Pt

4.0pm: Fresh breeze & cloudy

4.10pm: Started to zigzag 3 Pts

5.0pm: Evening quarters & watch night defence stations

7.0pm: a/c N22E & zigzag 3 Pts

8.0pm: Mod breeze & fine & clear

Midnight: Similar wind

Number on sick list: 4


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26 February 1915

At Sea

Lat 61.93, Long -1.13

2.30am: a/c S62E log 194.9 stopped zigzag

4.0am: Mod breeze & fine & clear weather

4.30am: a/c S19W

5.27am: a/c S45W log 236.6 & Dead slow, as per orders by HMS “Patia”

7.30am: Proceeded 46 revs. a/c S19W

7.50am: a/c N73W

8.0am: Mod breeze & fine & clear

8.10am: a/c S66W & zigzag 2 Pts

8.50am: a/c S65W & zigzag 2 Pts

9.0am: a/c N73W & zigzag 2 Pts

9.15am: a/c N29W No zigzag

9.50am: a/c S45W No zigzag

10.55am: a/c S68W & Took Station 1’ on Port beam of HMS “Patia”

11.6am: a/c S34W

Noon: Strong breeze & rough sea

0.25pm: Left HMS “Patia”, Set Co N5E log 4’

1.30pm: a/c S30W & zigzag 2 Pts

3.0pm: a/c S79W & hove to, high rising sea

4.0pm: Strong gale & heavy sea

8.0pm: Mod gale & high seas

10.0pm: Proceeded, wind & sea decreasing, c/o S79W

Midnight: Fresh breeze & high SW swell


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27 February 1915

At Sea

Lat 61.36, Long -2.66

0.18am: Started 2 pt zigzag

2.30am: Spoke Trawler “Stalwart” H. 213, all correct

4.0am: Strong breeze & showery

4.30am: a/c N77E zigzag 2 Pts

6.45am: a/c S54E

7.10am: Full speed

7.30am: a/c S40E

8.0am: Fresh breeze & frequent hail squalls

8.18am: Stopped & boarded Trawler “Laurenti” S.N. 237, all correct

8.20am: Proceeded Full speed c/o N35W

8.35am: a/c N65W

8.55am: a/c N65W

9.20am: a/c N60W

9.30am: a/c N66W

9.55am: Stopped boarded Norwegian SS “Noruega” all correct, boarded American SS “El Siglo” from Bremen. Sent her to Stornoway with Prize Crew 1 Officer 1 Midshipman 1 PO & 4 crew

2.0pm: Proceeded S5W Zigzag 2 Pts.

2.30pm: a/c N5W

3.03pm: Sank a large iron drum

3.20pm: Proceeded c/o NE

3.42pm: Stopped & spoke Trawler “Beu Strome” A 109, all correct

3.50pm: Proceeded S75W zigzag 2 Pts

4.0pm: a/c S65W

4.38pm: a/c N30E

4.46pm: a/c S43W

5.35pm: a/c N60W

6.13pm: Stopped & spoke Trawler “Star of Peace” A 323, all correct

6.20pm: Proceeded c/o S21W

8.0pm: Fresh breeze & snow squalls

8.0pm: a/c S80W zigzag 2 Pts

10.0pm: a/c N77E & zigzag 3 Pts

Midnight: Fresh breeze & fine & clear

Number on sick list: 4


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28 February 1915

At Sea

Lat 61.0, Long -3.33

4.0am: Mod breeze & fine & clear

6.0am: a/c S80 c/o zigzag 3 Pts

6.12am: a/c NE Spoke Trawler “Dr Lee” of Hull, all correct

6.25am: c/o S80 to zigzag 2 Pts

7.12am: Stopped zigzag

8.15am: Signalled HMS “Motagua”

9.30am: a/c S80W zigzag 3 Pts

9.45am: Divisions & Divine Service

11.45am: Obs Steamer, stopped zigzag

Noon: Mod breeze & high SW swell, hail squalls

1.14pm: a/c N73W log 15. Signalled Norwegian SS “Ranwik” Stockholm to Baltimore, all correct. 60 52N, 3 48W

3.27pm: Proceeded a/c S58W log 27.5

4.0pm: a/c S71W & zigzag 2 Pts

5.0pm: Evening quarters & watch night defence stations

6.0pm: a/c N78E & zigzag 3 Pts

6.30pm: Star Pos. 60 34N, 4 54W

6.30pm: Zigzag 2 Pts

8.0pm: Gentle breeze & fine & clear, high SW swell

Midnight: Similar weather, high SW swell

Number on sick list: 4


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LOGS FOR MARCH 1915


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[ed. note: Log pages from March 1st to March 12th were copied with slight differences that have been placed in square brackets]


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1 March 1915

At Sea

Lat 61.35, Long -2.38

0.20am: a/c N11E log 132’

0.52am: Stopped & hailed Trawler “Vera” H. 960, all correct

0.54am: Proceeded a/c S80E

2.0am: Commenced 2 Pt zigzag & resumed Co N78E

4.0am: Gentle breeze & mod SW swell

5.0am: a/c S80W & zigzag 2 Pts

8.0am: Gentle breeze & fine & clear weather, SW swell

8.30am: a/c S58W

9.0am: Stopped & boarded Danish SS “Hellig Olaf” New York to Copenhagen, all correct; [Lat 61 12N, Long 2.39W]

10.40am: Proceeded N67E

11.57am: a/c S25E

Noon: Gentle breeze & fine & clear, SW swell

0.48pm: Stopped and signalled Norwegian sailing vessel “Sophie”, all correct

0.50pm: Proceeded c/o N67E

1.43pm: Stopped & picked up a triangular target

1.55pm: Proceeded log 23.5’

3.12pm: a/c N40E log 43.2’

3.23pm: a/c N67E to Rendezvous with SS “Canadian”

4.0pm: Spoke Danish SS “Mjolnir”, all correct

5.21pm: a/c S60W

5.55pm: a/c SSE

6.3pm: a/c ExN

6.14pm: a/c ENE

6.39pm: a/c ExN log 91’

6.46pm: a/c East

7.5pm: Stopped and boarded Russian SS “Divansk”. [Lat 62.00N, Long 0 11W]

8.18pm: Proceeded S52W log 98’

10.13pm: a/c S80E log 130’

10.31pm: a/c S52W log 135 ½’

10.41pm: a/c S59W log 144’

11.20pm: a/c South log 149’

11.40pm: a/c S59W log 151’

Midnight: Mod breezes & fine & clear

Number on sick list: 3


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2 March 1915

At Sea

Lat 60.75, Long -0.81

0.30am: Cast lead 75 fathoms s. sh.

0.33am: Sighted Muckle Flugga Lt bg S18W

1.11am: Muckle Flugga Lt. [Ho] abm 10’ log 175 ½’

1.12am: a/c S79W

3.45am: a/c N77E log 218.2’

4.0am: Gentle breeze & mod SW swell

4.40am: Signalled Russian SS “Divansk” a/c N85E

4.27am: a/c S87E

4.30am: a/c S78E

4.45am: a/c N77E

7.10am: Muckle Flugga Lt Ho abm 8’ log 270’

7.23am: a/c S60E & zigzag 2 Pts

8.0am: Gentle breeze & Mod SW swell

8.5am: a/c S19W zigzag 2 Pts

8.56am: Out Skerries Lt Ho bg S38W

9.32am: a/c N16 log 308 ¼’

9.45am: Divisions & small arms drills

11.14am: a/c N65W log 330 ½’

Noon: Zigzag 2 Pts

0.6pm: Muckle Flugga Lt Ho abm bg S25W 3 ¼’

4.0pm: Variable breeze & mod SW swell

5.0pm: Evening quarters & watch night defence stations

6.0pm: a/c S80W & zigzag 2 Pts

7.55pm: a/c S70W log 106.1’

8.0pm: Similar weather

10.08pm: a/c N7E zigzag 2 Pts

Midnight: Variable airs & fine & clear

Number on sick list: 3


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3 March 1915

At Sea

Lat 61.21, Long -2.88

4.0am: Moderate breeze & fine & clear

7.0am: a/c S80W zigzag 2 Pt

8.0am: Zigzag 3 Pts

8.43am: Stopped and boarded Danish SS “Oscar II”, all correct; [Lat 61 19N, Long 2 33W]

9.40am: Proceeded S80W zigzag 2 Pts

10.35am: a/c ExN [&] signalled Norwegian ship “Mabella”, all correct

11.52am: Proceeded S80W & zigzag 2 Pts

0.50m: Spoke trawler “Shackleton” H. 1003, all correct

1.0pm: Zigzag 2 Pts log 11.6’

4.0pm: Moderate to strong gale & high rising sea

7.0pm: a/c N80W & zigzag 2 Pts

8.0pm: Moderate gale & high sea overcast & rain

Midnight: Strong breeze, overcast & rain

Number on sick list: 2


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4 March 1915

At Sea

Lat 61.23, Long -2.2

4.0am: Strong breeze & rough sea

5.0am: a/c S78W & zigzag 2 Pts

5.30am: Heavy rain squall, wind shifted to West

7.45am: a/c SSE, log 207.8’. Signalled Danish SS “Kallundborg” of Copenhagen, all correct

8.30am: a/c S75E to keep in signalling distance

10.50am: a/c N54W log 226’

11.26am: a/c N22W [N26W] log 230.3’

11.50am: a/c NExE log 234.7’

Noon: a/c N22W log 238’

1.19pm: Stopped & signalled Danish SS “Douro”, sea too high to board

3.45pm: Sea moderating, boarded “Douro”, all correct. Lat 61 16N, Long 2 33W

5.4pm: Proceeded c/o N40W 48 revs

4.0pm: Moderate breeze, high SW swell

6.30pm: a/c SExE 60 revs, recd orders to send “Douro” into port

6.36pm: Star Pos. 61 42 ½ N, 1 55W

D.R. [ed. note: Dead Reckoning] carried on from this Position!

Current during the preceding 48 hours, N68E 34 miles

9.25pm: Spoke trawler A.133 [ed note: “Drumblade”], all correct

10.34pm: Muckle Flugga Lt [Ho] abm 13.7’ bg S74W log 104.3’

Midnight: Gentle breeze & high SSE swell

Number on sick list: 4


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5 March 1915

At Sea

Lat 60.83, Long 0.83

1.10am: Slowed down & spoke Swedish SS “Atelene” of Helsingborg, allowed to proceed

1.15am: a/c N26E & proceeded 60 revs

4.0am: Light breeze & high S’ly swell

6.0am: a/c N74E log 222.[0]’

9.34am: [Stopped and] sunk large iron drum

10.5am: Signalled HMS “Orotava”

11.10am: a/c SW signalled Norwegian barque “ Kellena”, all correct

1.35pm: Cast lead 68 fthm [c.] s.

2.25pm: Muckle Flugga Lt Ho bg N83W

4.0pm: Gentle breeze & fine & clear

4.50pm: Spoke trawler “Loch Assater” A. 321, all correct

5.0pm: a/c N23W & 2 Pt zigzag

8.0pm: Moderate breeze, overcast & drizzle

Midnight: a/c S25W & zigzag 2 Pts

Number on sick list: 3


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6 March 1915

At Sea

Lat 61.15, Long -2.85

c/o S25W & zigzag 2 Pts

2.15am: Full speed, sighted vessel; guns crews closed up

2.20am: Challenged HMS “Motagua”, recd reply

2.25pm: a/c S25W & zigzag 2 Pts

7.0am: a/c N12E & zigzag 2 Pts

8.0am: Fresh breeze & fine & clear

9.14am: Challenged HMS “Cedric” a/c N12E

10.25am: Stopped & boarded trawler “Hilaria” G.Y. 698, all correct. [Lat 61 13N, Long 2 51W]

11.25am: Boarded trawler “Worsley” G.Y.814, all correct

11.55am: Proceeded S35W log 276 ½’

0.53pm: a/c N17E zigzag 2 Pts

2.30pm: a/c N12E log 31’, zigzag 2 Pts

3.30pm: Stopped & sunk iron drum by rifle fire

3.40pm: Proceeded

4.10pm: a/c S23W zigzag 2 Pts

6.20pm: Stopped & spoke trawler “Neptunian”, all correct

6.45pm: Signalled Danish SS “Frederick VIII”, all correct; a/c N15E zigzag 2 Pts

8.54pm: Stop & spoke trawler “Lord Lansdown” of Hull, all correct

9.10pm: Proceeded N13W zigzag 2 Pts

10.30pm: a/c S26W zigzag 2 Pts

Number on sick list: 5


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7 March 1915

At Sea

Lat 61.4, Long -3.55

1.0am: a/c N15E zigzag 2 Pts

2.9am: Full speed, spoke trawler “Florence Dombey” E.D. 196

2.15pm: a/c N10E zigzag 2 Pts 46 revs spoke trawler “Florence Dombey” E.D. 196]

4.0am: Fresh breeze & cloudy weather

4.30am: a/c S20W zigzag 2 pts

7.20am: Stopped & boarded Norwegian barque “Strix”, all correct. [Lat 61 22N, Long 2 46W]

8.0am: Fresh breeze & cloudy weather

8.40am: Sunk German mine with 6 pdr

9.20am: Proceeded c/o N23W zigzag 2 Pts

10.40am: Stopped & boarded Danish SS “Tjaldur”, all correct

11.22am: Proceeded N50W

Noon: a/c S39E [S37E] zigzag 2 Pts

0.15pm: a/c S37E zigzag 2 Pts

2.0pm: a/c N17E zigzag 2 Pts

4.0pm: a/c S12W zigzag 2 Pts

4.40pm: a/c S6W zigzag 2 pts

6.30pm: Star Pos. 61 09N, 2 54W

7.0pm: a/c N20E zigzag 2 Pts

8.0pm: Moderate breeze & fine & clear

10.0pm: a/c S18W zigzag 2 Pts

Midnight: Moderate breeze & fine & clear

Number on sick list: 4


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8 March 1915

At Sea

Lat 61.01, Long -2.63

1.0am: a/c N20E zigzag 2 Pts

4.0am: a/c S18W zigzag 2 Pts

7.0am: a/c N17E zigzag 2 Pts

8.0am: Stopped & sank large iron drum with rifle fire

8.10am: Proceeded

9.37am: a/c S21W zigzag 3 [2] Pts

11.40am: Sighted land bg SSE

Noon: a/c N3W zigzag 3 Pts

2.5pm: a/c S50W zigzag 2 Pts

4.0pm: Gentle breeze & fine & clear

4.15pm: Met HMS “Cedric” & transferred to her 1 fireman

4.40pm: Proceeded c/o North log 60’

5.6pm: Stopped & boarded trawler “Vesper” of Grimsby, all correct [Lat 61 07N, Long 3 05W]

5.34pm: Proceeded c/o N17E

8.0pm: Mod breeze & fine & clear

8.56pm: Spoke trawler “Loch Lee” A. 325, all correct

9.15pm: a/c S14W zigzag 2 Pts

Midnight: Fresh breeze & fine & clear

[Number on sick list: 4]


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9 March 1915

[ed. note: left hand side of page of log book March 9th, 1915]

At Sea

Lat 60.33, Long -4.66

2.15am: Stopped & spoke Steamer “Tellus”, Swedish, boarded her, all correct. [Lat 60 57N, Long 2 42W]

3.43am: Proceeded c/o N12W & zigzag 2 Pts

6.0am: a/c S66W zigzag 2 Pts

8.0am: Fresh breeze & cloudy

Noon: Fresh breeze & cloudy

S66W & zigzag 2 Pts

[4.0pm:] Fresh breeze & cloudy

8.0pm: Strong breeze, rough sea & cloudy [weather]

Midnight: Strong breeze & cloudy weather


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[ed. note: right hand side of page of log book March 9th, 1915; attached a small sheet with sounding for March 10th, 1915]


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10 March 1915

[ed. note: right hand side of page of log book March 10th, 1915]

At Sea

Lat 56.1, Long -7.2

S66W & zigzag 2 Pts

1.0am: Switched on [bow & fore west head light] navigation lights

4.0am: Switched off navigation lights

4.5am: a/c S6E & zigzag 2 Pts

8.0am: Fresh breeze & cloudy weather

10.0am: a/c S6E & zigzag 2 Pts

11.16am: Skerryvore Lt Ho bg S83E

11.24am: Skerryvore Lt Ho N84E 8’

Noon: Commenced zigzag 3 Pts

[ed. note: a table of soundings has been drawn on right side of PM remarks column]

2.20pm: [Obs.] Oversay Lt Hse bg S85E log 37.7’

3.27pm: a/c S20W [log 57’]

3.45pm: a/c S45E [S46E]

3.59pm: Sheep Is abm 1 9’ log 65.0’

4.15pm: Rue Pt ½’ [log 71’] c/o S72E

4.34pm: [Rathlin Is] Tor Pt bg SW [S45W] log 75’ a/c S27E 3 Pts [every 10 minutes]

5.0pm: Full speed

5.10pm: Zigzag 4 Pts

5.50pm: a/c S4E zigzag 4 Pts log 98’

Maidens abm bg S63E [S56W]

7.30pm: Mew Is [Lt bg] S65W, [log 118’]

8.0pm: Reduced to 60 revs [&] 3 Pts zigzag

[8.21pm: South Rock Lt bg S80W log 141’]

8.45pm: South Rock bg N81W 6 ½’ log 147’

10.28pm: Chickens [Lt] abm 1 ½’ log 175’ a/c S46E, [reduced to] 54 revs, sounded 28 fthms

Midnight: Zigzag 2 Pts [Mod breeze & fine weather]

[Number on sick list: 5]


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[ed. note: left hand side of page of log book March 10th, 1915]


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11 March 1915

At Sea [& at Liverpool]

[Lat 53.4, Long -3.0]

2.30am: Increased to 60 revs, 3 Pts zigzag every 10 minutes, obs. Bar L.V. bg S45E

3.25am: Bar L.V. slow [ahead & as reqd]

3.46am: Formby L.V. stopped & embarked Pilot Mr Pass & [4.0am:] proceeded [engines as reqd]

4.15am: C1 Bell buoy

4.41am: C8 Bell buoy

5.8am: Turned ship to flood

5.23am: [Passed] Rock Lt [abm]

7.20am: Entered Sandon Basin

7.32am: Fast in Sandon Basin

8.45am: Cast off

8.50am: Entered Huskisson Dock

9.0am: Entered Canada Dock, engines as reqd

9.40am: Made fast in Canada Dock No1 Branch. Rung off engines

Tugs Docking: “Trafalgar”, “Brocklebank”, “Alexandra”

Hands employed returning ammunition, [& cleaning decks] etc

Noon: Light breeze & fine & clear

Gave leave to Starboard Watch till Sunday 9am

4.0pm: Light breeze & fine & clear

8.0pm: Gentle breeze & fine & clear [Similar weather]

Midnight: Similar weather

[Number on sick list: 1]


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12 March 1915

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

4.0am: Gentle breeze & fine & clear

8.0am: Gentle breeze & fine & clear

Hands employed painting ship and as reqd

Noon: Similar weather

Hands employed taking in ammunition & as reqd

Gave leave to 1st Part of Port Watch till 8am

8.0pm: Gentle breeze & fine weather

Midnight: Similar weather


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13 March 1915

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

4.0am: Light breeze & fine & clear

8.0am: Similar weather

9.0am: Hands employed as reqd

Noon: Gentle breeze & fine & clear

Gave leave to 2nd Part of Port Watch till 9.0am Wednesday

4.0pm: Gentle breeze & fine & clear

8.0pm: Mod breeze & cloudy weather

Midnight: Similar weather


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14 March 1915

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

4.0am: Light breeze & fine weather

Hove ship off quay to get coal lighters alongside

Shore gangs started coaling

11.30am: Shifted ship, to alongside of SS “Cymric”

Gave leave to Port Watch till 9.0am Wednesday

4.0pm: Light breeze & cloudy weather

5.30pm: Shifted back to berth

8.0pm: Similar weather

Shore gang coaling ship

Midnight: Fine & clear weather


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15 March 1915

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

4.0am: Gentle breeze & fine & clear

Shore gang coaling ship

8.0am: Similar weather

8.5am: Read warrants 1-9

9.0am: Hands employed painting aloft

Noon: Similar weather

Shore gangs coaling ship

4.0pm: Gave leave to 1st Part of Star Watch till 8.0am

8.0pm: Light breeze & fine & clear

Midnight: Similar weather


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16 March 1915

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

4.0am: Gentle breeze & fine weather

Shifted ship for coal lighters

Shore gang coaling ship

8.0am: Similar weather

9.0am: Hands employed as required

Noon: Similar weather

Gave leave to 2nd Part of Star Watch till 8.0am

7.0pm: 1. Pte RMLI joined from Forton Barracks

Hauled off ship, for coal lighters

Midnight: Var airs, & cloudy weather


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17 March 1915

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

4.0am: Gentle breeze & fine & clear

Shore gang coaling ship

8.0am: Similar weather

Hands employed as reqd

Noon: Similar weather

Hands employed taking in stores, etc

Shore gang stopped coaling ship

Hauled off ship & took out coal lighters

Gave leave to Star Watch & 2nd Part Port till 8.0am

8.0pm: Gentle breeze & fine & clear

Midnight: Similar weather, showery


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18 March 1915

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

4.0am: Fine & clear weather

Divisions & handed in life collars

Noon: Overcast & frequent snow squalls

Hands taking in stores, etc

4.0pm: Gave leave to Star Watch and 1st Part of Port Watch till 8.0am

8.0pm: Mod breeze & snow squalls

Midnight: Similar weather

Number on sick list: 3


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19 March 1915

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

4.0am: Gentle breeze & fine & clear

8.0am: Similar weather

Hands employed painting ship, etc

Noon: Fine, clear weather

Hands employed painting ship, etc

Shifted ship further ahead

4.0pm: Evening Quarters

Gave leave to Star Watch & 2nd Part of Port Watch till 7.0am

8.0pm: Gentle breeze & fine & clear

Midnight: Similar weather

Number on sick list: 3


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20 March 1915

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

4.0am: Gentle breeze & rain

8.0am: Commenced to shift ship into Canada Dry Dock

11.0am: Ship in Dock, commenced placing shoves

1.30pm: Ship took blocks

Gave leave to Port Watch till Noon Sunday & to 1st Part Star Watch till 8.0am

8.0pm: Gentle breeze & fine & clear

Midnight: Similar weather

Number on sick list: 2


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21 March 1915

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

4.0am: Fine & clear weather

8.0am: Similar weather

Hands cleaning up decks

9.30am: Divisions & Divine Service

Noon: Similar weather

Leave to Star Watch till Noon Monday

4.0pm: Fine & clear weather

8.0pm: Similar weather

Midnight: Light airs & cloudy


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22 March 1915

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

4.0am: Light airs & misty

8.0am: Similar weather

Hands painting & cleaning ship as reqd

Noon: Mod breeze & fine & clear

Hands drawing stores, painting ship, etc

Gave leave to Port Watch till Noon Tuesday & 2nd Part Star Watch till 11.0pm

8.0pm: Light breeze, overcast & rain

Midnight: Similar weather


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23 March 1915

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

Flooded Dry Dock

4.0am: Cloudy weather

7.0am: Hauled out of Dry Dock

8.0am: Showery weather

8.40am: Made fast in W Huskisson Dock

10.30am: Started coaling with shore gang

Noon: Fine & clear weather

Hands taking in stores & as reqd

4.0pm: Light breeze & fine & clear

8.0pm: Similar weather

9.0pm: Hove ship off for lighters

10.0pm: Stopped coaling

Midnight: Similar weather


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24 March 1915

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

4.0am: Fine & clear weather

6.0am: Hauled ship off quay for lighters

Shore gang coaling ship

8.0am: Misty weather

Hands employed variously as reqd, cleaning ship

Noon: Fine & clean weather

8.0pm: Light breeze & fine & clear

9.30pm: Finished coaling, hands employed washing down decks

Midnight: Light breeze & rain

Number on sick list: 3


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25 March 1915

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

2.40am: Left Berth, Tug assisting “Warrington”, “Canada” & “Cunning”

2.48am: Slow ahead star, slow astern port & as reqd

3.01am: Entered Sandon Basin

5.51am: Made fast alongside “Mauretania”, ship neaped

Pilot shifting Mr McWhar

8.0am: Light breeze & drizzle

Hands employed getting up ammunition, cleaning ship, etc

Noon: Similar weather

Hands employed cleaning ship & securing for sea

4.0pm: Evening Quarters

Issued new life belts & waist-coats

8.0pm: Fine & clear weather

Midnight: Similar weather

Number on sick list: 3


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26 March 1915

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

4.0am: Fine & clear weather

6.5am: Cast off from “Mauretania”

6.12am: Half astern port and as reqd

6.27am: Entered river

6.55am: Stop & let go Star anchor 75 fthms cable in 13 fthms water

7.0am: Ship swung to ebb

8.0am: Similar weather

8.30am: “Magnetic” came alongside

9.40am: “Magnetic” left, landed a Signalman on jetty

11.30am: “Magnetic” came alongside

1.0pm: “Magnetic” left

2.30pm: Ship swung to flood

2.40pm: “Magnetic” came alongside

2.55pm: “Magnetic” left

4.0pm: Light breeze & overcast

4.55pm: “Magnetic” alongside

5.15pm: “Magnetic” left

7.40pm: “Magnetic” alongside

7.45pm: “Magnetic” left

8.0pm: Fine weather, misty on water

8.20pm: Tug “Victoria” alongside

8.40pm: Ship swung to ebb

11.15pm: “Victoria” left

11.37pm: “Victoria” alongside

Midnight: Similar weather

Number on sick list: 1


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27 March 1915

Liverpool

Lat 54.6, Long -5.25

Coal received Liverpool 4474 tons, Oil 7007 gallons

3.17am: Ship swinging to flood, hove away anchor

3.50am: Anchor aweigh, slow ahead Star & as reqd

4.9am: Passed Rock Lt Ho

4.29am: C8 buoy (Bell)

4.38am: C4 buoy

4.45am: C1 bell buoy

4.55am: Formby Lt.V.

4.58am: Stopped & landed Pilot in tug

5.13am: Slow ahead & as reqd

5.25am: Passed Bar L.V. Set Co N49W

6.0am: Commenced 2 Pt zigzag

6.12am: Watch man foremost guns

8.0am: a/c N47W zigzag 2 Pts

9.0am: Langness bg N20E Dist 9’

Chickens Lt Ho bg N22W log 56 ½’

9.30am: a/c N5W & zigzag 2 Pts log 66’

10.0am: Zigzag 1 Pt

Noon: Mew Island bg N43 ½W

Skulmartin Lt V S74 ½W, South Rock Lt Ho S22 ½W

0.30pm: Mew Island Lt Ho abm 2 ½’ a/c North zigzag 1 Pt

1.30pm: Maidens Lt Ho abm S83W dist 5’ a/c N27W

1.50pm: Signalled HMS “Sapphire II”

2.12pm: Garron Pt bg S57W (true) Fair Hd bg N55W (true)

2.38pm: Tor Pt abm 2’

2.41pm: a/c N60W Signalled HMS “Columbella” & “Thorn”

3.0pm: Rue Pt abm dist ½’ a/c N51W

3.17pm: Bull Pt abm dist 1 3’

3.30pm: Sheep Island bg S10E a/c N14W zigzag 1 Pt

4.44pm: Oversay Lt Ho abm log 186’

8.0pm: Skerryvore Lt Ho N82E & Barra Head Lt bg N7W

8.5pm: a/c N12W zigzag 1 Pt

9.0pm: Barra Head bg N33E

9.43pm: Barra Head bg N78E dist 11 ½’

10.0pm: Reduced to 50 revs zigzag 2 Pts

Midnight: Gentle breeze & fine & clear

Number on sick list: 1


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28 March 1915

At Sea

Lat 59.15, Long -6.75

2.50am: St. Kilda abm 12’ a/c N19E zigzag 2 Pts

3.36am: a/c N64E zigzag 2 Pts

5.20am: Obs. Flannan Is bg ExS

6.50am: Flannan Is Lt Ho bg S57E

Borcray Is bg S39W log 395 ½’

7.40am: Flannan Is Lt Ho abm 16’

8.0am: Gentle breeze & fine & clear, occasional snow squalls

8.19am: Dead Reckoning Position 58 34N, Sun rise Long 7 50W

Noon: Similar weather

1.0pm: Sulisker Isd brg S24E log 13.7’, observed SS “Grodno” (British) a/c South

1.30pm: Stopped lower port seaboat

1.45pm: Boarded SS “Grodno” OK allowed to proceed

2.09pm: Boat returned hoisted & secured, proceeded Course N64E zigzag 2 pts

3.55pm: Observed steamer a/c NxE

4.21pm: Stop & engines as reqd

4.25pm: Lowered seaboat, boarded steamer SS “Herman Frasch

7.0pm: Prize crew sent on board steamer 1 Lieutenant and 1 P.O. and 4 men

7.18pm: Boat returned & secured on board

7.20pm: a/c N52W zigzag 2 Pts 50 revs Log 52.0’

7.20pm: SS “Herman Frasch” proceeded to Stornowy

8.55pm: Stop & Engines as required. Lowered seaboat to board SS “Herman Frasch”

9.12pm: Boat returned and hoisted. Lat Polaris 59 31N, Long Star obs. 6 05W

9.20pm: a/c N52E zigzag 2 Pts 48 revs

Midnight: Fine and clear weather. Straight sea

Number on sick list: 1


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29 March 1915

At Sea

Lat 61.93, Long -3.55

4.0am: Cloudy Occasional squalls

5.20am: Allowed 3° leeway

6.20am: Challenged & replied to HMS “Patia”

Moderate Northerly gale

Ship spraying overall

8.40am: a/c N17E log 28 z.z. 2 Pts

9.25am: a/c N35W proceeding after S.T. “Walpole”

10.30am: Took off leeway

11.05am: Allowed 4° leeway

Noon: Reset Patent log

3.0pm: a/c N17E z.z. 2 Pts Log 31.0’. Increased to 48 revs. Allowed 2° leeway on N39E

6.0pm: a/c S22W z.z. 2 Pts log 76, reduced to 40 revolutions

9.0pm: a/c N17E z.z. 2 Pts log 97.5, increased to 46 revolutions

Midnight: a/c S22W z.z. 2 Pts log 130.0 reduced to 40revolutions

Number on sick list: 2


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30 March 1915

At Sea

Lat 62.05, Long -3.5

3.0am: a/c N17E z.z. 2 pts, increased to 46 revolutions

Fresh Northerly breeze, rough sea, ship spraying forward

6.0am: a/c S22W z.z. 2 pts P. log 195, reduced to 40 revs

Similar weather

9.0am: a/c N32E z.z. 2 pts, increased speed to 46 revs

9.45am: Divine Service (Prayers), General evolutions, exercised small arms drill

Noon: a/c S21W z.z. 2 pts reduced to 40 revolutions, Patent Log reset

0.55pm: Obs. vessel a/c S45W Log 9.5, increased to 50 revs z.z. 2 pts

2.0pm: Stop log 22.5, Lowered seaboat

2.25pm: Boarded auxiliary schooner “Samso” (Danish) Aalborg to Trinidad. Papers correct, allowed to proceed

3.0pm: Boat returned & hoisted

3.30pm: Proceeded N75W slow speed

4.20pm: Stop

4.51pm: Sent Prize Crew to s. “Samso” 1 Lieutenant, 1 P.O.,4 men to take her in to Stornoway

6.0pm: Proceeded S35E 40 revs

6.15pm: Full speed a/c S57E on observing smoke

8.15pm: a/c N10E & speed 38 revs z.z. 2 pts

9.55pm: Observed vessel a/c Mean Course N10E

10.0pm: Examined trawler “Strathmartin” A 79

10.15pm: Proceeded N10E z.z. 2 pts 40 revs

Midnight: a/c S21W z.z. 2 pts

Number on sick list: 3


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31 March 1915

At Sea

Lat 61.91, Long -3.56

3.0am: a/c N17E z.z. 2 pts, increased to 42 revs, log 137

Fine & clear weather, moderate sea

6.0am: S21W z.z. 2 pts, reduced to 40 revs, log 169.5

No change in weather

9.0am: a/c N9E z.z. 2 pts, increased to 45 revs, log 203.0

Overcast, slight sea

Noon: a/c S21W z.z. 2 pts. Patent log reset

0.37pm: a/c S20W z.z. 2pts log 7.0

3.30pm: a/c N17E z.z. 2 pts log 45’

6.0pm: a/c S20W z.z. 2 pts

7.0pm: Allowed 2° leeway

8.0pm: Took off leeway

8.45pm: a/c N19E z.z. 2 pts log 109.8’ reduced to 40 revs. Allowed 2° leeway

9.50pm: Obs. Vessel a/c East .Full spped

10.0pm: Challenged HMS “Caribbean” a/c N19E z.z. 2 pts, no leeway, half speed

10.55pm: Stopped and examined trawler “Grebe” G.Y. 219 bound to Grimsby; allowed to proceed

11.02pm: Proceeded 40 revs

Number on sick list: 4


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LOGS FOR APRIL 1915


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1 April 1915

At Sea

Lat 60.83, Long -3.93

Midnight: a/c S81W z.z. 2 pts log 146.6

3.10am: Observed vessel a/c N60W log 179.0, increased to Full speed

3.20am: Challenged HMS “Orotava” a/c NW Log 181.5

4.0am: a/c N17E log 190.0 z.z. 2 pts

4.25am: Allowed 3° leeway

4.50am: No leeway on Western leg of z.z.

5.0am: a/c S20W z.z. 2 pts log 205.0

8.40am: a/c on obs.vessel WxN Log 242.0

8.50am: a/c S20W, challenged HMS “Motagua”

10.50am: Challenged HMS “Patia”

Log reset at Noon

0.45pm: a/c NNW log 2’ Revolutions as required keeping station 10 cables abeam “Patia”

1.26pm: a/c close “Patia”

1.33pm: Stop, engines as required

1.50pm: Lowered N° 3 seaboat

2.20pm: Boat returned from “Patia” with Prize Crew from Stornoway: 1 Lt, 1 P.O. & 4 men

2.40pm: Course N35E speed 45 revs

2.50pm: Stopped in order to signal HMS “Patia”

3.40pm: Proceeded N35E z.z. 2 pts 50 revs, log 7.6

5.30pm: Commenced 2 pts zigzag decreased to 45 revs

6.25pm: Passed trawler “Simerson” G.Y. 960

6.41pm: Turned ship to examined object in the water

6.55pm: Proceeded on course, log 47

7.10pm: Challenged HMS “Caribbean”

8.05pm: Star observation position Lat 61 40N, Long 3 9 ¾W

10.0pm: a/c N18E z.z. 2 pts, log 83.0, decreased to 42 revs

Overcast, fresh NNW breeze. Rough sea, ship spraying forward

Number on sick list: 3


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2 April 1915

At Sea

Lat 62.31, Long -2.95

4.0am: Light variable airs, slight sea

6.0am: a/c N20W z.z. 2 pts, log 168’

9.45am: Divisions & Prayers. Dismissed hands stand easy (Good Friday)

10.08am: Stop both for engineer of watch requirements

10.18am: Resumed Course & speed

Noon: Log rest

Overcast, occasional heavy snow squalls

2.0pm: a/c N18E z.z. 2 pts log 22.0; 3° leeway on Easterly zigzag

4.0pm: Moderate gale, rain squalls, ship spraying forward

8.0pm: Similar weather

8.55pm: Allowed 2° leeway on Western leg; allowed 3° leeway on Easter leg

10.0pm: a/c S20W z.z. 2 pts, log 106.9’

Number on sick list: 2


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3 April 1915

At Sea

Lat 63.0, Long -2.95

Allowing 3° leeway on both legs zigzag

4.0am: Strong breeze, fine, overcast, rough sea

6.0am: a/c N18E z.z. 2pts, log 194.4; allowed 2° leeway on Eastern leg

8.0am: Similar weather

11.0am: Allowed 4° leeway on Easter leg

Overcast, very rough sea, ship spraying

Noon: Patent log reset

2.0pm: a/c S20W z.z. 2 pts log 22.0; allowed 4° leeway

4.0pm: Strong SE’ly gale, high sea, ship spraying fore & aft

8.0pm: Weather moderating

9.40pm: Took off leeway

Midnight: Fine & clear, rough sea

Number on sick list: 5


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4 April 1915

At Sea

Lat 63.03, Long -2.88

1.0am: a/c N18E z.z. 2 pts log 112.4; increased to 42 revolutions, allowed 2° leeway

4.0am: Light SSW breeze, moderate sea

6.0am: Allowed no leeway

8.0am: Similar weather

9.0am: a/c S25W z.z. 2 pts log 202.0

Moderate breeze & sea; barometer falling

Noon: Patent log reset

2.05pm: a/c West to close sailing vessel log 22.9

2.47pm: Slow speed

2.53pm: Dead slow a/c SExE log 30.7

3.14pm: Stop, log 32.3. Signalled barque “Mimosa” of Sandefiord

3.45pm: Dead slow speed. Course S60E. Helm & engines as required for standing by vessel

5.39pm: Half speed ahead

5.40pm: Proceeded S25W z.z. 2 pts 36 revs log 37.[?]

8.0pm: Increased to 56 revs, allowed 2° leeway

9.0pm: a/c S63E log 70.5. No leeway

9.10pm: Patent log fouled, handed and cleared

Number on sick list: 4


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[ed. note: scan of log page April 4th, 1915 overlapped by back aspect of a small sheet]


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5 April 1915

At Sea

Lat 62.08, Long 4.65

1.30am: a/c S66E, reduced to 50 revs

4.0am: Commenced 2 pt zigzag 2°leeway

5.0am: Increased to 55 revs

9.30am: Allowed 3° leeway

10.0am: Sighted land bearing S50E a/c N68W. Reduced to 30 revs log 253

Noon: a/c N35W z.z. 4 pts. Increased to 46 revs, Sounding every ¼ hour

1.25pm: a/c N76W 50 revolutions, log 17’ allowing 3° leeway

2.30pm: a/c S77E log 29.8’, allowing 3° leeway

3.30pm: a/c N76W Log 43.8’,allowing 3° leeway

4.0pm: Longitude by observation sunset 4 33 ½E

7.0pm: a/c N76W log 88.0’,allowing 3° leeway

7.0pm: Svino Lt brg N86E [magnetic] log 88.0; Stadtlandet S83E

Strong breeze & rough sea

9.0pm: a/c S77E log 115.3, allowing 3° leeway

10.13pm:Took off leeway

Number on sick list: 4


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6 April 1915

At Sea

Lat 62.05, Long 4.7

2.0am: Allowed 3° leeway

4.0am: Observed vessel a/c S27E. Full speed

4.14am: Kraaknaes Lt brg S33E

4.25am: Stopped, Log 210

4.30am: Helm & engines as required

5.0am: Lowered seaboat

5.07am: Boarded American SS “Joseph W. Fordney” New York to Malmö. Lat 62 10N, Long 4 42E at time of boarding “J.W. Fordney”. Officer in charge Lieut Hugh N McGill RNR

6.48am: Sent Prize Crew 1 Lt. 1 P.O. & 4 men on board “J.W. Fordney” to take her into Kirkwall

7.24am: Boat returned & hoisted

7.36am: Proceeded. Course N77W 46 revs, allowing 2° leeway

8.0am: Strong breeze, overcast & squally

9.30am: a/c S77E z.z. 2 pts log 234’

10.45am: Stopped zigzag

Noon: Stopped

Data for position at the time of stopping Swedish SS “Sir Ernest Cassel”: Sextant angles right extreme: Bremanger Island-Kraaknaes Pt. = 63°; Left Extreme: Stadtlandet-Kraaknaes Pt. = 40°;

Data Continued: Bearings: Left extremity Stadtlandet 56°, Kraaknaes Lighthouse 96°; Right extremity Bremanger Island 159

Soundings: 100 fathoms-sand

0.15pm: Sent Prize Crew 1 Lt 1 P.O. & 4 men on board SS “Sir E. Cassel” to take into Kirkwall. “Sir E. Cassel” Lat 62 03N, Long 4 42E. Officer in charge Lieut Howard C.Stone RNR (ret)

1.28pm: Boat returned

1.30pm: Proceeded 48 revs. Course N75W

4.0am: a/c N33W z.z. 2 pts. Reduced to 48 revs. Svino Lt N64E x Stadtlandet S63E

5.30pm: a/c S30E z.z. 2 pts. Log 54.4

7.0pm: a/c N33W z.z. 2 pts. Reduced to 44 revs

8.0pm: Fine, clear, cloudy, slight sea

9.0pm: a/c S30E z.z. 2 pts log 97.8. Reduced to 42 revs

11.0pm: a/c N33W z.z. 2 pts Log 120.9. Increased to 44 revs, allowing 3° leeway

Svino Lt S68E x Kraaknaes Lt S12W

Number on sick list: 3


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7 April 1915

At Sea

Lat 62.18, Long 4.28

1.0am: a/c S30E z.z. 2 pts, log 145.0. reduced to 42 revs, allowing 3° leeway

3.0am: a/c N33W z.z. 2 pts increased to 44 revs allowing 5° leeway

Kraaknaes Lt S10W x Svino Lt S47E

4.0am: a/c S30E z.z. 2 pts. Reduced to 42 revs allowing 5°leeway

5.0am: Svino Lt S50E x Stadtlandet S15E

5.30am: Full speed

8.0am: Batalden Isd S85E x Kinn Isd S38E

Moderate gale, heavy swell from Southward

10.30am: Commenced zigzag 2 pts

11.0am: Stadtlandet S82E x Kraaknaes S35E, a/c N75W z.z. 2 pts Log 274.5

Noon: Stadtlandet S75E x Bremanger Isd S23E x Batalden S10E

a/c S 35W z.z. 2 pts, log reset

0.38pm: Dead slow speed, whilst Surgeons performed operation

0.38pm: a/c S75W allowing 5° leeway

4.35pm: a/c N77E z.z.2 pts log 23.0

7.0pm: a/c West z.z. 2 pts log 50.0. Increased to 44 revs

11.27pm: a/c WNW to close suspicious steamer heading North Log 101.0

11.37pm: Hands to General Quarters, Full speed a/c N75W. Steamer following “Teutonic”

Number on sick list: 4


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8 April 1915

At Sea

Lat 60.95, Long -1.63

0.15am: a/c N74W

0.35am: a/c S79W

1.15am: Dismissed hands from General Quarters. Lost sight of vessel in rain squall

4.0am: Fine, clear, moderate sea

5.0am: Half speed on sighting vessel

5.02am: a/c West Log 166.8

5.17am: Circled around SS “Finlandea” (Danish) from Ardrossan

5.25am: Allowed vessel to proceed

6.0am: Allowed 1° leeway

8.0am: Similar weather

9.42am: Observed Muckle Flugga Lt Ho S55W

10.30am: Muckle Flugga Lt Ho brg S 6’; a/c N71W, reduced to 50 revs log 252

11.10am: Passed S.T. “Fragrant”

Noon: No change in weather

1.11pm: a/c S76W to close vessel log 17.5

1.20pm: HM Yacht “Shemara”

3.0pm: Observed vessel

3.20pm: Stopped, signalled Norwegian Barque “Sokoto”

4.05pm: Sent boat with stores to Prize Crew of “Patuca”

4.26pm: Boat returned, “Sokoto” allowed to proceed

4.50pm: a/c N71E

4.58pm: a/c N55E

5.13pm: Signalled SS “Ceres” (Danish) a/c N35W

5.14pm: Full speed

8.0pm: Lat by star Polaris 61 47N, Long by star Arcturus 2 53W

10.20pm: a/c S20W log 135.6’

Light breeze Fine & clear, smooth sea

Number on sick list: 4


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9 April 1915

At Sea

Lat 61.38, Long -2.7

3.0am: a/c N17E z.z. 2 pts log 196.1

Moderate breeze, fine, clear, lightning to the Eastward

6.0am: a/c S31E z.z. 2 pts Log 233.5

9.05am: Slow both

9.15am: Stop & engines as required. Boarded Norwegian steamer “Flora”. Papers correct, allowed to proceed

9.57am: Boat returned & hoisted

10.0am: Course S80W 50 revs zigzag 2 pts

11.38am: a/c N52W to pass trawler

11.42am: Stop, hailed trawler “Bravo” A 305

11.45am: Proceeded on course S80W 45 revs

Noon: Moderate breeze, long high Westerly swell shipping occasional seas forward

3.30pm: a/c N79E z.z. 2 pts log 41.7’,allowing 2° leeway

Fresh breeze, fine, clear, long Westerly swell

8.0pm: Fresh breeze, moderate sea, occasional rain squalls

8.10pm: Stopped zigzag log 102.5 reduced to 40revs

8.50pm: Allowed 4° leeway

Number on sick list: 6


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10 April 1915

At Sea

Lat 61.41, Long -0.7

3.0am: a/c S80W log 180.7, allowing 4° leeway

3.30am: Commenced zigzag log 186.9, allowing 4° leeway. Increased to 45 revs

6.33am: Observed sailing vessel a/c S30E log 223

8.0am: a/c S65E log 244.0 Engines as required

8.45am: Stopped

9.0am: Lowered seaboat & boarded Danish Barque “Viking”: Lat 61 36N, Long 0 15W

10.0am: Sounded 100 fms sand

11.15am: Allowed vessel to proceed

11.20am: Boat returned & hoisted

11.30am: Half speed 60 revs a/c S83W

Noon: Observed land brg S22W

1.12pm: North end of Shetlands dist 21’

1.20pm: Allowed 1° leeway

4.42pm: Obs. Vessel a/c N15E log 72.9

5.15pm: Slow speed and engines as required. (Lat 61 03N, Long 2 54W) Boarded Danish SS “Helig Olav”, signalled her to proceed to Kirkwall

6.17pm: Seaboat returned & hoisted

6.21pm: Half speed. Course S62W log 85.8

7.45pm: Observed object in water helm hand aport

7.47pm: Resumed course log 105.2

8.16pm: Challenged vessel (HMS “Patuca”) a/c S71W

8.21pm: Reduced to 40 revs

8.29pm: Stop & engines as required

8.45pm: Seaboat left for HMS “Patuca”

9.20pm: Boat returned with Prize Crew from Kirkwall

9.30pm: Boat hoisted. Half speed. Course S3E to intercept steamer

10.05pm: Stopped

10.20pm: Boarded Danish SS “Moskar”; papers correct, allowed to proceed

10.55pm: Boarding boat secured, proceeded

Number on sick list: 7


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11 April 1915

At Sea

Lat 60.08, Long -3.75

3.0am: a/c S79W zigzag 2 pts Log 158.3

Moderate Breeze, Cloudy, Slight sea

6.08am: Allowed 1° leeway

6.54am: Reduced to 40 Revs. Weather hazy, visibility ½ mls

8.0am: a/c N78E Straight course Log 216.6

9.33am: Stopped starboard engine for engineers requirements, Increased to 50 Revs Port

Noon: Similar weather, a/c N4W

0.20pm: Speed 40 Revs both engines

2.0pm: a/c S22W Log 22. Reduced to 30 Revs allowing 2° leeway

2.16pm: Increased to 40 Revs

2.35pm: Reduced to 30 Revs

3.25pm: Increased to 40 Revs

3.50pm: Reduced to 30 Revs

4.01pm: Increased to 40 Revs

5.0pm: Evening Quarters Watchman & arm ship

6.13pm: Reduced to 30 Revs

6.45pm: Increased to 40 Revs allowing 3° leeway

8.0pm: a/c N15E No leeway, Reduced to 38 Revs

Midnight: Light Breeze, Rain, Misty, Slight sea

Number on sick list: 6


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12 April 1915

At Sea

Lat 60.33, Long -3.38

0.18am: a/c S43E Log 125 Increased to 50 Revs

4.0am: Light SSW Breeze, Misty & Rain, Slight Sea

5.0am: a/c N77E Log 189’ Increased to 50 Revs

6.18am: a/c S79W Log 208.5’

8.0am: Similar weather

9.35am: Turned ship about to examined object on water. Log 255.0

9.40am: Resumed course & speed

9.45am: Divisions & Prayers General evolutions

Noon: Strong Breeze, Clear, Cloudy, Rough Sea

4.0pm: Moderate Gale, Very Rough sea, Ship Spraying forward

5.0pm: Evening Quarters Watch man & arm ship

5.0pm: Sule Skerry S16E

5.17pm: Sule Skerry abm Log 75

6.55pm: Cape Wrath Lt 4 pts, Log 96.8

7.40pm: Challenged HMS “Duke of Cornwall” Cape Wrath Lt abm 9.8’, Log 107

8.0pm: a/c S58W Log 112’ Allowing 2°leeway

8.50pm: Took off leeway

9.30pm: Butt of Lewis Lt abm 15’ Log 135’

9.38pm: Reduced to 50 Revs

10.12pm: Tiumpan Lt abm 3’ Log 145.5 a/c S71W

10.44pm: Chicken Hd abm 2 ½’ a/c N19W Reduced to slow speed

11.15pm: Stopped. Engines and helm as per Captain’s orders

11.29pm: Let go Starb anchor in 23 x 60 fms

Number on sick list: 3


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13 April 1915

At Sea

Lat 59.81, Long -5.31

1.30am: Tender alongside. Took prize crews on board and landed injured seamen. Lieuts Stone & McGill rejoined

2.20am: Anchor aweigh, Engines as required

3.05am: Reset Patent log. Course N69E z.z. 2 pts

3.06am: Anchor secured proceeded 48 Revs

3.25am: Increased to 52 Revs

4.0am: a/c N31E z.z 2 pts Log 12.0 Tiumpan Hd abm 3 ½’ Reduced to 48 Revs

4.35am: Tiumpan Hd S55W x Butt of Lewis N25W

6.0am: Heavy NW swell

7.10am: Observed North Rona N6 ½E

8.0am: Moderate Breeze, Overcast, Slight Sea

8.15am: North Rona abm 6 ½’ Log 69.0

9.45am: Reduced to 44 Revs. Divisions Prayers Exercised Small Arms Drill

10.0am: Allowed 2° leeway

0.15pm: Reduced to 40 Revs

3.35pm: a/c N36E Log 39.5’ Observed vessel. Challenged HMS “Alsatian”

3.52pm: a/c N70E P. Log 42.5’

4.05pm: a/c ESE, Log 45’

4.08pm: Increased to 48 Revs

4.10pm: Increased to 50 Revs

4.12pm: Increased to 55 Revs

4.20pm: a/c SSW Log 48.0, Reduced to 50 Revs

4.25pm: a/c NW Log 49.4’

4.28pm: Stopped engines as required

4.30pm: Sea-Boat left with 2 officers & 10 men prize crews for “Alsatian”

5.30pm: Boat returned and hoisted

5.40pm: a/c N20E Log 50.0

5.50pm: a/c S24W ZZ 2 pts Log 51.5, 42 Revs, allowing 2° leeway

10.0pm: a/c N14E Log 96.0 z.z. 2 pts, Reduced to 40 Revs

Number on sick list: 3


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14 April 1915

At Sea

Lat 61.05, Long -5.36

Allowing 2° leeway on Westerly leg of Z.Z.

2.0am: a/c S70W ZZ 2 pts Increased to 42 Revs. allowing 2° leeway Westerly course

4.0am: Fresh Breeze, Occasional showers, Overcast, Rough sea

4.40am: Observed vessel. Challenged vessel HMS “Cedric”

4.58am: Took station 1 mile on Starb beam of “Cedric”

5.01am: a/c S74E Log 170.0 55 Revs

5.30am: Stopped engines as required

5.45am: Boat from “Cedric” alongside with stoker ratings

5.50am: Boat left

6.30am: “Patuca’s” boat alongside

6.35am: “Patuca’s” & “Teutonic’s” boats left with 3 officers and 15 seamen "prize crews" for “Patuca”

7.14am: Boat returned

7.18am: Proceeded Course N20E z.z. 2 pts speed 48 Revs

8.35am: Allowing 3° leeway on Northern course

9.45am: Divisions Prayers & General evolutions

Noon: Similar weather

1.45pm: Observed steamer brg N20E

2.08pm: Stopped. Engines as required

2.12pm: Boarded Danish SS “Columbus”. Papers correct allowed to proceed

3.20pm: Boat returned & hoisted

3.25pm: Proceeded course N20E z.z. 2 pts

4.0pm: a/c N9E z.z. 2 pts, Log 37.0

5.0pm: Evening Quarters Watch Man & arm ship

5.10pm: Fuglo Isd brg N5W

7.0pm: Fuglo Isd brg N45W 13’ Log 78.0, a/c N15E z.z. 2 pts allowing 3° leeway

8.0pm: Moderate gale, Squally and Very Rough sea

8.22pm: Reduced to 44 Revs

Midnight: Fresh NW Breeze, Clear, Cloudy weather, Rough sea

Number on sick list: 3


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15 April 1915

At Sea

Lat 63.81, Long -7.25

2.30am: Allowed no leeway on Eastern course

2.45am: Allowed no leeway on Western course

4.30am: a/c S25W z.z. 2 pts, Log 95.5, Allowing 1° leeway

6.28am: Observed HMS “Columbella” brg S55E a/c S46E to close, Log 218.5’

7.07am: Stop & engines as required Log 226.5

7.15am: “Columbella’s” boat alongside Prize crew left (1 officer & 5 men). Observed HMS “Mantua”

7.45am: Mantua’s boat alongside. Prize crew left (2 officers & 5 men)

8.0am: Boat ex “Mantua” alongside with ship’s mail

8.15am: Boat left

8.20am: Proceeded N45W 54 Revs, Log 226.5

9.45am: Divisions Prayers, Exercised Small arms Drill

11.0am: a/c N82W z.z. 2 pts, Reduced to 42 Revs, Log 264.2

Noon: Allowed 4° leeway on Northern course

1.20pm: Allowed 2° leeway on Northern course

2.40pm: a/c S15E Log 26.4, allowed 3° leeway

2.48pm: Increased to 45 Revs

3.45am: Challenged HMS “Mantua”

4.30pm: Allowed 5° leeway

5.0pm: Evening Quarters Watch Man and arm ship

8.0pm: Squally, Passing showers, occasional hail & sleet

9.05pm: Observed Fuglo Isd brg S20W Log 104

10.0pm: a/c S6W z.z. 2 pts Log 115.3, Reduced to 42 Revs, No leeway

10.08pm: Fuglo abm 7 ¼ miles

Midnight: Similar weather

Number on sick list: 4


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16 April 1915

At Sea

Lat 60.8, Long -5.0

0.10am: Nolso Lt abm 24’ Log 139.5

1.30am: Allowed 2° leeway

5.10am: Sighted & challenged HMS “Changuinola”

8.0am: a/c S81W z.z. 2 pts Log 224’ allowed 5° leeway on Southern leg

9.45am: Divisions & Prayers

10.30am: Allowed 8° leeway

11.15am: Reduced to 38 Revs, stopped zig-zagging

Noon: Allowed 10° leeway

0.38pm: a/c S88W Log 4.5 allowed 10° leeway

3.30pm: Allowed 8° leeway

4.0pm: Allowed 4° leeway

Moderate gale, High sea, ship labouring heavily

Increased to 42 Revs

5.0pm: Evening Quarters, Watch man & arm ship

5.50pm: Allowed no leeway

6.0pm: a/c S82W Log 49.5 allowed 4° leeway

8.0pm: Allowed 2° leeway

8.30pm: Lat D.R. 59 54N, Long Star Saturn 7 40[W]

9.15pm: Lat Polaris 59 45N

9.30pm: a/c N72E Log 83.8, Reduced to 40 Revs, allowed 2° leeway

Fresh Breeze, Occasional hail Squalls, Rough sea

Number on sick list: 4


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17 April 1915

At Sea

Lat 60.55, Long -5.91

3.35am: Increased to 44 Revs. a/c North Log 147.5 to examined vessel

3.53am: a/c N72E z.z. 2 pts Log 149.8

Steered Southern Course 30 minutes to counteract

4.0am: Commenced zigzag 2 pts with No leeway

6.30am: Allowed 1° leeway on Northern course

7.45am: Challenged HMS “Changuinola”

8.12am: a/c N40E to close vessel

8.30am: Reduced to slow speed

8.45am: Stopped & engines as required. Boarded British Barque “Lord Templetown”. Papers correct allowed to proceed

9.25am: Boat returned & hoisted

9.30am: Course S72W Speed 48 Revs

9.45am: Hands clean ship

1.0pm: a/c S82W z.z. 2 pts Log 13.0

4.0pm: Fresh Breeze, Cloudy, Squally, Rough Sea

5.0pm: Evening Quarter, Watch Man & Arm Ship

6.10pm: a/c S79W z.z. 2 pts Log 75.7

8.0pm: Similar weather

8.48pm: Position by Star observations Lat. 59 35 ½N, Long 8 29W

9.20pm: a/c N88W z.z. 2 pts Log 112.4

10.45pm: a/c N89E z.z. 2 pts Log 127.4, Reduced to 40 Revs

Number on sick list: 3


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18 April 1915

At sea

Lat 59.76, Long -8.21

4.0am: Moderate gale, Overcast & Rain, Rough sea

6.0am: a/c N88W z.z. 2 pts Log 204.5, Increased to 46 Revs. Allowed 4° leeway on Northern Course

8.10am: Stopped the zigzag allowed 2° leeway Log 224.4

9.0am: No leeway allowed

10.0am: Divisions & Divine Service

10.25am: a/c N47W Log 246.0

11.0am: Reduced to 40 Revs

Noon: Moderate gale, Very Rough sea, Ship labouring heavily

1.15pm: a/c N25W Log 11.0 to close steamer

1.45pm: a/c N5W Log 15.2

2.0pm: a/c NNE Log 18.2

2.05pm: a/c East

2.10pm: Challenged HMS “Alsatian”

2.25pm: a/c SW Log 23.0

2.37pm: a/c NW

2.51pm: a/c SW

3.02pm: a/c WxS Log 26.0

3.10pm: a/c West Log 27.5

3.18pm: a/c WSW Log 29.7

3.22pm: a/c SW 29.7 Log Revolutions as required to keep station

3.30pm: a/c N78E 40 Revs. Log 31.6 to examined steamer

4.0pm: a/c NW.

4.04pm: Examined Norwegian SS “Symra" Allowed to proceed

4.24pm: a/c N78W Log 39.0

4.46pm: Speed 42 Revs

5.0pm: Evening Quarters, Watch Man & arm ship

7.50pm: Challenged HMS “Columbella”

8.0pm: Commenced 2 pts zigzag

9.0pm: a/c East zigzag 2 pts

Midnight: Moderate Breeze, Rough sea

Number on sick list: 5


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19 April 1915

At Sea

Lat 60.0, Long -7.3

3.45am: Challenged HMS “Columbella”

4.30am: a/c ESE to close steamer Log 166.0

4.50am: a/c West Log 170. Full speed

4.58am: Reduced to 40 Revs, signalled Norwegian SS “Bergensfiord” Lat 60 14N Long 7 20W

5.15am: a/c East z.z. 2 pts Log 174.5, speed 42 revs

6.0am: a/c S46W z.z. 2 pts Log 182.6

6.50am: Challenged HMS “Changuinola”

8.0am: Moderate Breeze, Fine & Clear, Slight sea

9.05am: Challenged by HMS “Cedric”

9.45am: Divisions & Prayers & General Quarters

Noon: Similar weather, allowed 3° leeway

3.30pm: Allowed 2° leeway on Southerly course

5.0pm: Evening Quarters, Watch Man & Arm ship

6.0pm: Commenced 3 pt zigzag Increased to 46 Revs. Allowed 4° leeway on Southern course

7.15pm: Observed St. Kilda Island brg South Log 80.0

8.06pm: St. Kilda brg S25E

9.30pm: a/c S13E zigzag 3 pts Log 108.2, allowed 4° leeway on W’ly course & 2° on E’ly course

10.43pm: Challenged HMS “Oropesa”

Midnight: Moderate Breeze, Overcast, Rain & Slight sea

Number on sick list: 4


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20 April 1915

At Sea

Lat 56.76, Long -7.03

1.50am: Observed Barra Hd Lt brg SE

2.0am: No leeway allowed

4.0am: Barra Hd Lt N78E abm 11’ Log 195.2

5.0am: Increased to 52 Revs

5.40am: Observed Skerryvore brg S56E Log 2[?]

5.57am: Skerryvore S58E x Ben Hough N86E

6.50am: Skerryvore abm N81E 10 ½’

8.0am: Zigzagging 2 points

9.35am: Reduced to 38 Revs

9.45am: a/c N16W zigzag 3 pts Log 27[?] Division Prayers

9.50am: Increased to 52 Revs

Noon: Fresh Breeze, Clear, Cloudy, Occasional Rain squalls

2.30pm: a/c N13E z.z. 3 pts Log 31.5

2.40pm: Skennymore Lt Ho S60E x Barra Hd N12E

5.0pm: Evening Quarters Watch Man & arm ship

5.10pm: a/c S60E to clear steamer Log 69.2

5.20pm: a/c S35W Log 71.6

5.31pm: Resumed course Log 73.9

6.30pm: Commenced 2 pt zig zag. Increased to 55 Revs Log 87.0

6.35pm: Made complete circle to port to examined object in water

6.45pm: Resumed course Log 90.2

7.0pm: Sanaig Pt N55E x Oversay Lt Ho S44E, a/c S30E z.z. 2 pts, Increased to 60 Revs

7.20pm: Oversay Lt abm N60E Log 99.0

8.47pm: Rathlin Isd Lt abm 6’ Log 124’

8.53pm: a/c S38E

9.17pm: Mull of Kintyre N52E

9.22pm: Obs. vessel. Full speed. Challenged HM Destroyer “Thorn” a/c ENE

9.25pm: Resumed course & speed 60 Revs

10.33pm: Maiden’s Lt abm S85W 8’

11.29pm: Mew Isd Lt abm S85W 8 ¼’

Midnight: a/c S2W z.z. 2 pts

Number on sick list: 4


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21 April 1915

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

1.10am: a/c S15W z.z. 2pts Log 197.3

2.0am: Chickens Lt 4 pts S29E Log 212.0

2.20am: a/c S48E z.z. 2pts. Log 217.0

2.32am: Chickens Lt. N39E 4 ½’

Fine & clear weather, Smooth sea, Visibility very good

5.15am: Challenged HM Destroyer “Dee”

5.45am: a/c S50E no zigzag Log 274 Observed Bar Lt V

6.28am: Bar Lt vessel abm Course & speed as required

6.33am: 50 Revs

6.40am: Dead slow on passing dredgers at work

6.50am: Rounded Formby Lt V

7.0am: Passed C1 Bell Buoy

7.18am: C8 Bell Buoy abm

7.35am: Rock Lt Ho abm

7.45am: Stop. Tender “Magnetic” alongside

7.53am: Let go Star anchor in 11 x 60 fms

7.54am: Final stop

8.15am: Tender left

9.45am: Divisions Prayers. Hands employed as required. Commenced swinging to Flood Tide

10.30am: Swung to Flood

11.50am: Seaplane passed over ship going North

1.20pm: Seaplane passed overhead

2.0pm: Stand By engines. Commenced to heave up anchor

2.05pm: Tugs “Toxteth” forward and “Coburg” aft made fast respectively

2.27pm: Anchor aweigh. Engines as required. Pilot McKaw

2.52pm: Entered Sandon Basin

3.01pm: Made fast in Sandon Basin

4.30pm: Cast off & proceeded

4.33pm: Entered Huskisson Dock

4.42pm: Entered Canada Dock

5.16pm: Came alongside Canada, No 1 Branch. Made fast. Finished with engines

Leave to Port Watch till 9.0am Sunday. Leave to 2nd Part Starb Watch until 8.0am Thursday

Number on sick list: 5


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22 April 1915

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

Hauled ship off ready for coaling

9.0am: Hands employed as required. Discharged 2 R.M.A. Gunners to Eastney Barracks

Noon: Hands to dinner

1.30pm: Hands employed painting funnels & as required

3.30pm: Discharged 1 hand to hospital

5.0pm: Leave granted to 1st Part Starboard Watch till 8.0am

8.0pm: 10 Ratings joined ship from Royal Naval Barracks


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23 April 1915

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

Hands employed painting & as required

Leave granted to 2nd Part Starboard watch till 8.0am


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24 April 1915

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

6.15am: Hauled ship away from quay to allow lighters inside

8.45am: Hands employed as required

Noon: Hands to Dinner

Hands to make & mend

8.30pm: 4 Marines rejoined ship from Portsmouth RNB

11.20pm: 1 Deserter brought on board by Police


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25 April 1915

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

Coaling proceeding


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26 April 1915

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

Coaling proceeding

Hauled ship off to replace lighters inside

Hands employed about guns & magazine & embarking provisions

Hands employed as required

Leave granted for 1st Part of Port Watch


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27 April 1915

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

Coaling proceeding

Hands employed embarking stores

Shifting ship

1.30pm: Made fast. Canada Dock West Side

4.0pm: 1 Deserter brought on board by police

8.15pm: 3 ERA (RNR) joined ship from Royal Naval Barracks


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28 April 1915

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

Shifting ship 60 feet ahead

Boomed ship off from dock wall

Coaling proceeding

2.15pm: Discharge 1 Rating to Walton Civil Gail

Leave to Port Watch until 7.0am

8.0pm: 1 Rating joined from RNB Portsmouth


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29 April 1915

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

Coaling proceeding

8.30am: Hands employed as required .Talking in stores

1.15pm: Hands employed as required

5.0pm: Shifted ship to Huskisson Dock Western Berth

6.15pm: Leave granted to Starboard Watch until 7.0am

9.15pm: 2 gunners joined from Eastney RN Barracks


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30 April 1915

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

Coaling proceeding throughout the night

Coaling proceeding

3 ERA’s discharged to RNB Portsmouth

Hands employed cleaning ship & embarking stores

1.15pm: Hands employed embarking stores etc.

2.0pm: Read Warrant N° 15

3.45pm: Hands employed cleaning ship

5.0pm: Leave to Port Watch until 11.0pm

6.0pm: Leave to 2nd Part of Star Watch until 11.0pm

[ed. note: signature] George Ross Captain R.N.


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LOGS FOR MAY 1915


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[ed. note: signature of Navigating Officer Hugh F Naviel]

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[Barometer, Thermometers for air temperature and Thermometer for Sea Temperature ]


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1 May 1915

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

Coal received 4783 tons, coal on board leaving Liverpool 5237 tons

Hands employed cleaning ship

11.10am: Hands to stations proceeding from wharf assisted by tugs “Collingwood” “Foxteth” & “Waterloo”. Engines as required

11.31am: Entered Sandon Basin

11.52am: Entered River Mersey. Cast off Tugs

0.12pm: Let go Starboard anchor in 15 x 75 fms. Port anchor hung ready

2.15pm: Steam Pinnace left with postman

5.0pm: Steam Pinnace returned. Evening Quarters. Cleared away guns for night defence

6.0pm: Steam Piinnace left for orders from SNO

7.48pm: Engines as required for slewing ship to flood tide

7.54pm: Stopped engines

8.05pm: Steam Pinnace returned

8.10pm: Ship swung & lying to Flood tide

8.30pm: Boat hoisted & secured

9.30pm: Secured Port anchor

Number on sick list: 4


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2 May 1915

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

0.55am: Ship commenced swinging to Ebb tide

1.30am: Ship swung & lying to Ebb tide

6.45am: Commenced to swing

7.30am: Engines as required for slewing ship

8.15am: Ship swung lying to Flood tide

9.30am: Pinnace left

9.45am: Divisions Divine Service

Noon: Fine & clear, Light Breeze

0.40pm: Pinnace returned & hoisted

1.30pm: Commenced swinging to ebb

2.15pm: Swung & lying to Ebb tide

4.0pm: Fine, Clear, Slight Breeze

5.0pm: Evening Quarters, Guns cleared away for night defence

8.0pm: Commenced swinging to flood 8 fathoms under stern

8.30pm: Ship swung & lying to flood tide

Number on sick list: 4


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3 May 1915

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

1.30am: Commenced swinging to Ebb

2.10am: Ship swung to Ebb tide.

4.0am: Fine, clear, Light Breeze

9.20am: Steam Pinnace left

9.45am: Divisions. Exercised Collision stations & Abandon ship

Noon: Steam Pinnace returned

2.30pm: Ship swung & lying to Ebb tide

Warrant N°16 Read

5.0pm: Evening Quarters. Guns cleared away for night defence

9.0pm: Ship commenced swing to Flood

9.25pm: Depth under stern 8 fms

9.40pm: Ship swung & lying to Flood tide

Number on sick list: 2


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4 May 1915

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

3.0am: Ship swung & lying to Ebb tide

4.0am: Fine, Clear, Light Breeze

8.0am: Overcast, Fresh Breeze

9.30am: Pinnace left with postman

9.40am: Commenced swinging to flood

9.45am: Divisions, Prayers

10.15am: Ship swung & lying to Flood

11.55am: Tug “Magnetic” alongside with water for ship

0.5pm: Pinnace returned

1.35pm: “Magnetic” left

2.15pm: Commenced to swing to Ebb

2.30pm: Pinnace left

3.45pm: Swung & lying to ebb tide

5.0pm: Evening Quarters, cleared all guns for night defence

5.30pm: Read warrant N°17

6.15pm: Pinnace left ship

10.0pm: Commenced swinging to Flood tide

11.0pm: Ship swung & lying to Flood. Pinnace alongside

11.05pm: Pinnace left ship

Number on sick list: 4


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5 May 1915

At sea

Lat 55.13, Long -5.88

0.10am: Pinnace alongside & hoisted

0.20am: Commenced heaving up anchor

0.45am: Anchor aweigh, slow ahead

1.02am: Stopped

1.10am: Slow ahead

1.20am: Rock Lt abm

2.0am: C8 Belly Buoy abm

2.21am: Dead slow whilst passing dredger at work

2.23am: C1 Bell Buoy abm

2.25am: Slow ahead

2.37am: Formby Lt V abm

2.48am: Half speed aheadN47W

3.30am: Commenced 2 pt zigzag

6.0am: Steered straight course log 47.5’

7.0am: a/c N5W log 64.6’

8.47am: South Rock Lt V abm S85W approx. 4’

9.16am: Skulmartin Lt V abm S85W 2.7’ log 101.8’

9.51am: Mew Island Lt Ho abm N73W 4’ log 210.0’

10.0am: a/c N5W z.z. 2 pts log 113.8’

11.0am: a/c N30W z.z. 2pts log 128.5’

11.13am: Maidens S56W log 133.0

11.15am: Steered straight course

0.39pm: Tor Pt signal station abm S78W 2 miles a/c N40W log 10’

0.51pm: a/c N72W log 14

1.10pm: Rue Pt abm 1.2 miles log 18.5

1.25pm: Bull Pt abm 1 mile a/c N48W

1.30pm: Commenced 2 pt zigzag

2.20pm: Stopped Port Engine for Engineer’s purposes

2.40pm: Slow ahead Port

2.55pm: Half ahead Port

3.03pm: a/c N5W zigzag 2 pts log 49’

8.30pm: Observed Barra Hd Lt N80E log 137’

9.0pm: Commenced zigzag 2 pts

Number on sick list: 6


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[ed. note: Inserted pages Channel courses, and of Soundings taken from 6.10am to 8.45pm partially obscure weather data]


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6 May 1915

At sea

Lat 55.86, Long -9.33

1.0am: Sounded no bottom at 100 fms

2.30am: a/c N26E z.z. 2 pts log 233.0. Decreased to 50 revs

Fine, clear, cloudy. Smooth sea

Similar weather

Moderate breeze, overcast, slight sea

0.35pm: Allowed 3° leeway

0.40pm: a/c N25E z.z. 2 pts log 9’, allowing 1° leeway

1.30pm: Observed smoke a/c S60W log 18’

2.0pm: Signalled Swedish SS “Augusta” in Lat 60 01N, Long 9 24W

2.09pm: Lowered boat & boarded steamer

3.10pm: Sent Prize Crew to steamer. Lieut McGill, 1 PO and 4 men sent into Kirkwall

3.40pm: Boat returned & hoisted, proceeded N25E z.z. 2 pts 50 revs

4.53pm: Slow speed

4.57pm: Lowered sea-boat

5.05pm: Picked up fisherman's buoy marker SS “Ribble” Grimsby

9.45pm: Allowed 1° leeway

9.54pm: Lat by star Polaris 61 18 ½N, Long by star Vega 9 20 ¾W

Number on sick list: 8


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7 May 1915

At Sea

Lat 62.63, Long -9.38

2.0am: a/c N3W z.z. 2 pts Log 161.0

5.0am: a/c S2E z.z. 2 pts log 200.5

6.15am: Obs. steamer a/c S35W log 217’

6.57am: Slow speed

7.05am: Stop log 228.5

7.30am: Lat 62 15N, Long 9 48W: Boarded Norwegian SS “Christianiafiord” Bergen to new York. Papers correct

7.55am: Boat returned & hoisted, proceeded course S53E z.z. 2 pts 50 revs log 230

9.30am: a/c N3W 48 revs log 250.0, z.z. 3 pts

11.38am: a/c N3W straight course, increased to 55 revs to investigate steamer

0.6pm: Reduced to 50 revs

0.20pm: a/c NE

0.27pm: Slow speed

0.29pm: Stopped as required

0.34pm: Lowered sea-boat. Boarded trawler “Commander Horton” in Lat 62 45N, Long 9 28W. Allowed to proceed

0.56pm: Boat returned & hoisted

0.58pm: Proceeded. Course N25W

1.02pm: a/c N3W z.z. 2 pts 48 revs log 7.4

2.0pm: a/c S3W z.z. 2 pts log 19.4

3.57pm: a/c S20E

4.14pm: Increased to 40 revs

4.30pm: Slow speed

4.31pm: Stopped as required log 50.1. Away sea-boat

4.40pm: Boarded Danish fishing smack “Heindalur”. Papers correct, allowed to proceed. Lat 62 33N, Long8 56W

5.0pm: Sea-boat returned & hoisted

5.05pm: Proceeded Course S25W 48 revs z.z. 2 pts

5.25pm: Observed land brg S30E log 54.5

7.40pm: Observed vessel a/c S25W 55 revs

7.55pm: a/c S47W log 84.0

8.15pm: Manoeuvred round steamer

8.33pm: Stopped, lowered boat

8.50pm: Boarded Norwegian SS “F. Heredia” in Lat 61 56N, Long 9 05W

9.25pm: Steamer allowed to proceed. Sea-boat returned & hoisted

9.48pm: Proceeded Course N3W z.z. 2 pts 48 revs

10.0pm: Lat star Polaris 62 01N, Long star Vega 9 00W

11.30pm: Allowed 2° leeway

Number on sick list: 8


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8 May 1915

At Sea

Lat 62.36, Long -9.21

3.0am: a/c S1E log 154.5 z.z. 2 pts

4.0am: Calm, light Easterly airs

6.15 to 6.55am: Steered S21W 8 miles

6.45am: Challenged HMS “Alsatian”

6.55 to 7.35am: Steered S22E 8 miles

8.0am: a/c N3W log 217.2 z.z. 3 pts

8.45am: a/c N30E log 26.7 to close “Alsatian”

8.55am: a/c North log 28.5 keeping station 1 mile Eastward

8.57am: Full speed

9.25am: Reduced to 48 revs, commenced 3 pts z.z. log 35.6. Speed as required

10.30am: Stopped, sea-boat left with dispatch to Admiral

10.40am: Half speed, made two complete circles to port

11.0am: Stopped, sea-boat returned & hoisted

11.05am: Proceeded. Course S1E 48 revs

11.30am: Commenced 3 pts zigzag

2.0pm: a/c N3W z.z. 2 pts log 27.0

4.30pm: Lat 62 29N, Long sunset 9 20W

4.40pm: Commenced swinging ship for Azimuth, log [?]

5.15pm: Warrant N° 18 read & defaulter sent

5.45pm: Finished swinging ship Log 75.0. Proceeded Course S1E 2 pt z.z.

6.25pm: Allowed 2° leeway on Eastern course

8.0pm: No leeway allowed

8.15pm: a/c N4W z.z. 2 pts Log 106

9.0pm: Commenced 3 pts zigzag log 116.4

Number on sick list: 5


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9 May 1915

At Sea

Lat 62.68, Long -9.7

0.30am: Reported man overboard on Starboard side. Stopped engines log 106.5. Life buoy thrown over. Hard aport

0.35am: Lowered sea-boat, displayed water with search lights

All hands reported present on board

1.30am: Boat returned & hoisted

1.35am: Proceeded Course N4W 48 revs log 161.6

2.30am: a/c S1E 3 pt zigzag log 172.0

5.50am: Passed Danish sailing trawler V.A. 30

8.0am: a/c N6W z.z. 3 pts log 240.0’

10.25am: Allowed 3° leeway

11.35am: Observed vessel a/c N85W log 84.4’

0.20pm: Slow speed

0.23pm: Stop log 5.0

0.28pm: Lowered boat and boarded SS “Liv” (Norwegian) in Lat 62 42N, Long 9 50W

1.0pm: Sent Prize Crew Lt Vaughan, 1 PO and 4 men to take steamer to Kirkwall

1.42pm: Proceeded S2E 48 revs zigzag 3 pts

2.30pm: a/c N1E z.z. 2 pts log 15.0

3.20pm: Long Obs sunset 10 06W

4.0pm: Commenced 2 pt zigzag

4.25pm: Observed vessel a/c N60E log 39.4

4.30pm: Challenged HMS “Digby”

4.50pm: Helm & engines as required to Captain’s orders

4.58pm: Stopped, log 44.6. Lowered sea-boat. Transferred Midshipman Fairnie (hospital case) to “Digby”

5.45pm: Boat returned & hoisted

6.04pm: Proceeded Course S1E z.z. 2 pts 48 revs log 45.0

7.0pm: Allowed 2° leeway

10.0pm: a/c N3W z.z. 3 pts log 96.0’ allowing 3° leeway

Number on sick list: 6


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10 May 1915

At Sea

Lat 62.58, Long -9.36

2.0am: a/c S1E z.z. 3 pts log 148.0, allowing 3°leeway

7.0am: Wind veered to North. Took off leeway

8.0am: a/c N3W z.z. 3 pts log 223.5

9.30am: Allowing 3° leeway on Western course

10.30am: Commenced 2 pt zigzag

2.0pm: a/c S1E z.z.3 pts, allowing 3° leeway on Eastern course. Log 22.0’

3.25pm: No leeway allowed

4.12pm: Position Double Altitudes sunset Lat 62 47N, Long 9 49W

4.45pm: Allowed 2° leeway on Eastern course

5.20pm: Proceeded on mean course S1E

5.30pm: Reduced to 30 revs. Investigated steam trawler “Ostrich” H. 729; Lat 62 21N, Long 9 28W

5.35pm: Proceeded S1E z.z. 2 pts 48 revs

6.42pm: a/c S35E observed vessel log 81.3’

7.35pm: Stopped as required

8.0pm: Course S62E 38 revs taking vessel under lee of land. SS” Nordic

8.30pm: Observed land on Starb Bow

9.30pm: Observed Myggenaes Lt S39E a/c S34E

11.54pm: Myggenaes Lt abm N56E 5 ½’ log 126.6

11.55pm: Reduced to 34 revs

Number on sick list: 4


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11 May 1915

At Sea

Lat 62.5, Long -9.55

0.10am: Reduced to 30 revs

0.35am: Stopped & engines as required, log 132.0

1.04am: Sent Prize Crew to SS “Nordic” (Swedish) Mid. Wardrop, 1 PO & 4 men to take her to Kirkwall. Lat 61 53N, Long 7 47W

2.0am: Boat returned & hoisted

2.10am: Set course N65W 3 pt z.z. log 133.0 & 48 revs allowing 3° leeway

6.0am: a/c N3W z.z. 3 pts log 179.5 allowing 3° leeway

7.0am: a/c S1E z.z. 3 pts log 190.0 allowing 3° leeway

8.0am: a/c N3W z.z. 2 pts log 203 allowing 3° leeway

10.10am: Reduced to 40 revs. Turned 32 pts Starb to pick up bladder. Log 28.0. Engines as required

10.20am: Stopped

10.32am: Picked up bladder & proceeded N3W z.z. 3 pts, 48 revs, log 29.0

Noon: Reduced to 44 revs &commenced 2 pts z.z.

2.0pm: a/c S1E z.z. 2 pts Log 21.2

7.0pm: Long Observation sunset 9 06 ½W

7.30pm: a/c N3E z.z. 2 pts log 85.5 allowing 2° leeway on Western course

9.50pm: Increased to 48 revs

Number on sick list: 6


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12 May 1915

At Sea

Lat 62.55, Long -9.63

2.0am: a/c S1E z.z. 3 pts log 160.8

Fresh breeze, overcast, moderate sea, occasional snow squalls

8.0am: a/c N3W z.z. 3 pts log 234.8

8.15am: Observed trawler a/c to investigate a/c ENE

8.25am: Examined trawler “Worsley” G.Y. 874, Iceland to Lerwick. Lat 62 02N, Long 9 00W

8.30am: Resumed course N3W 3 pt z.z. allowing 3° leeway & steering Western course for 30 minutes to counteract sun to Eastward

0.57pm: Observed smoke a/c N20E log 12.0’

1.22pm: a/c N37W log 16.7’ steered Western course until 1.45 to counteract Easterly sun

2.0pm: a/c S1E z.z 3 pts log 24.3 allowed 4° leeway on Eastern course

4.0pm: Strong breeze, squally, rough sea

7.45pm: a/c N3W z.z. 2 pts log 96.7

Similar weather

Midnight: Strong breeze, overcast, squally, very rough sea. Commenced 3 pt zigzag

Number on sick list: 4


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13 May 1915

At sea

Lat 62.86, Long -7.18

2.0am: a/c S1E z.z. 3 pts log 171.7

4.0am: a/c S70E z.z. 3 pts log 196.6

9.0am: Enniberg S25E x Kadlur S3E x Stromnoes Pt S17W

9.40am: Increased to 52 revs a/c North log 264.8, proceeded after vessel

10.32am: Lost vessel in heavy snow squall a/c S24E

10.42am: Increased to 56 revs, straight course

0.25pm: a/c N22E log 6.6 z.z. 3 pts. Reduced to 48 revs

4.0pm: a/c S23W z.z. 3 pts log 47.7

5.15pm: Observed land S10W

8.0pm: a/c N80W log 98.2’ proceeding after trawler A. 484

8.19pm: Lat 62 37N, Long 7 05W: Examined S.T. “Braconash”

8.23pm: Proceeded N23E z.z. 2 pts log 10.25 48 revs

8.24pm: Enniberg S43E x Kadlur S24E x Myggenaes S26W

9.05pm: Lat 62 46N, Long 7.00Wexamined trawler “Cornelian” H 506, allowed to proceed

9.7pm: Course N23E 48 revs log 110.2’

10.0pm: a/c S89W z.z. 3pts log 120.3 allowing 2° leeway

Number on sick list: 2


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14 May 1915

At sea

Lat 62.28, Long -9.21

4.0am: Wind & sea decreasing, clear but cloudy weather

5.0am: a/c S1E z.z. 3 pts log 207.6’

8.0am: a/c N3E z.z. 3 pts log 243.9’

9.45am: Divisions, Prayers, Physical drill & General Quarters. Exercised 6 pdr guns crews

10.40am: a/c S1E z.z. 3 pts log 76.7

11.12am: a/c ESE log 83.8, challenged HMS “Hildebrand”

11.43am: Stop & as required

11.46am: Lowered N° 4 sea-boat. Boat left for “Hildebrand” for Prize Crews

0.10pm: Boat returned with 2 Prize crews: 2 Lts, 2 P.O. & 8 men

0.30pm: Course N3W z.z. 3 pts 48 revs

2.0pm: a/c S1E 3 pt z.z. log 18.7’

5.0pm: Evening Quarters. Stations for Night Defence a/c N3W 3 pt z.z. log 59.2

5.0pm: Read warrants Nos 19 & 20

5.38pm: a/c S70E to investigate trawler

5.45pm: Stopped & examined SS “Aralia” G.Y. 371. Allowed to proceed. Lat 62 04N, Long 9 03W

5.47pm: Proceeded course N3W 3 pt z.z. log 68

6.35pm: a/c S1E 3 pt z.z. log 77.0

8.0pm: a/c N23W z.z. 3 pts log 96.0

8.37pm: Allowed 1° leeway

Number on sick list: 2


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15 May 1915

At sea

Lat 62.56, Long -9.2

2.0am: S21E 3 pt z.z. log 174.2

7.15am: Hands fall in, washed decks

8.0am: a/c N23W 3 pts log 251.5’

10.10am: Observed vessel a/c N80E. Increased to 56 revs log 78.5

11.03am: Stopped lowered sea-boat. Boarded s. trawler “Viceroy”; Lat 62 34N, Long 9 12W. “Viceroy” reported broken down. Sent 2 engineers on board

11.52pm: Boat returned & hoisted

Noon: Proceeded course N56W 2 pts z.z. 48 revs log reset

1.40pm: Stopped, lowered sea-boat. Boarded S. trawler “Belvoir Castle” G.Y. 2 in Lat 62 40N, Long 9 54W. Allowed to proceed

2.18pm: Boat returned & hoisted, proceeded course S52E 56 revs log 23.0

3.0pm: Observed trawler a/c S27E log 33.8

3.45pm: Stopped picked up 2 engineers from trawler “Viceroy”

4.10pm: Proceeded course S14W 3 pt z.z.

5.10pm: Observed land bearing S50E

5.40pm: a/c S65W log 64.5

5.65pm: Resumed course log 68.0 steered Eastern course to counteract Westerly sea

7.0pm: a/c N23W 3 pt z.z. log 80.8

8.0pm: a/c S21E 3 pt z.z. log 93.8

9.15pm: Darkened ship

Number on sick list: 2


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16 May 1915

At Sea

Lat 60.93, Long -4.73

2.20am: Sydero Lt S82E log 79.5

4.0am: A/c S59E 3 pt z.z 48 revs log 202.1. Sounded no bottom at 60 fms

5.20am: Land bearing N49E

5.30am: Stopped, Lat 60 58N, Long 6 34W. Boarded Danish whalers “Norddeble” & “Sudero”

6.22am: Proceeded S61E 48 revs log 22.6 3 pts z.z.

8.32am: Stopped Port engine for Engineers requirements. Increased 52 revs Starb

9.40am: a/c S66E 3 pt z.z. allowed 1°leeway

10.06am: Speed 48 revs, both engines

10.46am: Stopped log 76.0. Boarded Norwegian SS “Havlyst” in Lat 60 57N, Long 4 56W. Allowed to proceed

11.25am: Proceeded course S61E 3 pt z.z.

1.06pm: a/c S72W z.z. 3 pts log 15’

1.56pm: Obs. smoke a/c S15E log 26.3

2.45pm: Challenged HMS “Patuca”

3.08pm: a/c S83W z.z. 3 pts log 42’

3.50pm: a/c N25W log 50.2 to close steamer

4.30pm: Stop log 60.3

4.35pm: Lowered boat & boarded Swedish SS “Kronprinz Gustav” in 60 32 N, 4 50 W

5.12pm: Sent armed guard on board steamer to take her to Kirkwall (Lt Vaughan 1 PO & 4 men)

5.50pm: Boat returned, hoisted. Proceeded to swing ship for deviations

6.42pm: Finished swinging a/c West to intercept steamer log 69.5’

7.31pm: Stop log 81.8. Lowered boat & boarded Norwegian SS “Ino” in Lat 60 30N, Long 5 07W. Allowed to proceed

8.07pm: Boat returned & hoisted. Proceeded S71W z.z. 2 pts 48 revs

11.51pm: Stop, signalled SS “Holmblade” with armed guard on board

11.56pm: Proceeded S71W 3 pt z.z. 48 revs

Number on sick list: 2


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17 May 1915

At Sea

Lat 59.58, Long -6.98

2.20am: a/c S10W to intercept steamer log 64.3

2.50am: Reduced to 48 revs, signalled Norwegian SS “Holmstad” with armed guard on board

3.25am: Stop & as required Log 80.0

3.30am: Lowered boat & boarded Danish SS “Minsk”, allowed to proceed

North Rona Island S43E x Sulisker S23E

4.0am: a/c N3W 3 pt z.z. 46 revs

7.0am: a/c N20E 3 pt z.z. log 218.5

7.15am: Hands clean ship

9.35am: a/c S22W log 49.2 z.z. 3 pts

10.55am: a/c S60E log 66.3 to investigate steamer. Increased to 56 revs

11.30am: Passed Danish whaler “Norddeble” etc. in Lat 39 59N, Long 6 49W. a/c S22W log 75.0. Reduced to 46 revs

1.15pm: a/c N20E log 16.7 3 pts z.z.

4.20pm: Stopped, log 55.7. Lowered sea boat, boarded Norwegian “Kong Haakon” in Lat 59 53N, Long 6 46W. Allowed to proceed

5.10pm: Boat returned, hoisted. Proceeded S14W 56 revs log 55.7

6.20pm: a/c N34W 46 revs 2 pt z.z.

6.24pm: Signalled Swedish SS “Sydland” with Prize Crew from “Patuca” on board

7.30pm: Commenced 2 pt zigzag

8.37pm: Stopped

8.42pm: Lowered sea-boat & boarded Danish schooner “Laurits” in Lat 60 06N, Long 5 51W

9.10pm: Allowed vessel to proceed. Boat returned & hoisted

9.27pm: Proceeded S80W 3 pt z.z. 46 revs

Number on sick list: 1


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18 May 1915

At Sea

Lat 60.06, Long -7.9

1.30am: a/c N20E 3 pt z.z. 46 revs

4.0am: a/c S22W 3 pt z.z. 46 revs log 182.0

6.30am: Challenged HMS “Hilary”

“Hilary” in company

7.43am: a/c N25E 3 pt z.z. log 29.6, 46 revs

8.50am: Challenged HMS “Patuca”

9.10am: Stopped log 248.4

9.20am: Sent sea-boat to “Patuca”

9.40am: “Patuca” transferred Prize Crews to “Hilary” and “Teutonic” & proceeded

9.47am: Boat hoisted, proceeded course East 46 revs

10.0am: a/c N15E 4 pt z.z log 251.0

Noon: a/c S22W 3 pts z.z. log 276.2

1.13pm: Lat 59 54N, Long 7 54W. Observed object in the water. Hard astarboard & manoeuvred as required. Picked up Fisherman’s Buoy marked “N.E.F.S GY 3”

1.56pm: Resumed course S22W 3 pt z.z. log 15.[?]

2.15pm: a/c N20E z.z. 3 pts Log 21.5’

4.50pm: a/c S28W 3 pt z.z. log 55.0’

8.0pm: a/c N20E 3 pt z.z. log 94.7’

9.0pm: Allowed to 2° leeway on Eastern course

11.0pm: a/c S22W 3 pt z.z. log 133.2’

11.06pm: Position by stellar obs: 60 18N, 8 02W

Number on sick list: 3


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19 May 1915

At Sea

Lat 60.06, Long -7.91

2.0am: a/c N20E 3 pt z.z. log 169.2, allowed 2° leeway on Eastern course

6.50am: Stopped & as required, Log 221.7. Lowered sea-boat

6.20am: Boarded Norwegian Barque “Elfleda” in Lat 60 20N; Long 7 50W, allowed to proceed

6.56am: Boat returned, hoisted. Proceeded S22W z.z. 3 pts 46 revs, allowing 3° leeway

7.15am: Hands washed down decks & as required

9.45am: Divisions, Prayers & Physical Drill. Exercised guns crews at loader

11.0am: a/c S22W 3 pts z.z. log 72.0

2.0pm: a/c N20E 4 pt z.z. log 24.2, allowing 3° leeway on Eastern course

4.0pm: Allowing 4° leeway on Eastern course

5.0pm: Evening Quarters, stations for night defence, a/c S27W 3 pt z.z. log 61.7

8.0pm: a/c N20E 3 pt z.z. log 99.1, allowing 2° leeway on Eastern course

11.0pm: a/c S22W 3 pt z.z. log 136.8

Number on sick list: 5


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20 May 1915

At Sea

Lat 60.21, Long -7.78

2.0am: a/c N20E 3 pt z.z. log 174.5’, allowing 2° leeway on Eastern course

5.0am: a/c S22W 3 pt z.z. log 212.1, allowing 3° leeway

7.15am: Hands wash down decks & clean ship

8.0am: a/c N20E 3 pt z.z. log 250.0, allowing no leeway

11.0am: a/c S22W 3 pt z.z. log 288.8

Noon: a/c S32W 3 pt z.z. log reset

1.26pm: Observed object in water a/c circled around it Log 15.8’

1.47pm: Object a seal. Resumed course S32W 3 pt z.z. log 21.0’

2.45pm: a/c N20E 3 pt z.z. log 33.4’

5.0pm: Evening Quarters. Night Defence Station. a/c S29W 3 pt z.z. log 62.1’, allowing 2° leeway on Western course

7.56pm: Stopped & engines as required Log 100. Lowered sea boat. Boarded Danish SS “Rodfaxe” in Lat 59 51N, Long 8 02W

8.50pm: Sent armed guard Lt Miller, 1 PO & 4 men on board steamer to take her to Kirkwall

9.15pm: Boat hoisted. Proceeded course N20E 3 pt z.z. 46 revs

11.25pm: Observed vessel steering SE without light, challenged & demand, HMS “Ebro”

Number on sick list: 5


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21 May 1915

At Sea

Lat 60.11, Long -7.95

2.0am: a/c N20E 2 pt z.z. log 166.0

5.0am: a/c S22W 2 pt z.z. log 205.8

8.0am: a/c N17E 2 pt z.z. log 244.5

10.0am: Prayers, Divisions, Exercised collision station. Abandon ship (out all boats). General Quarters & guns crews to loader

11.0am: a/c S22W 3 pt z.z. Reduced to 46 revs, log 285.3

2.0pm: a/c N20E 3 pt z.z. 46 revs log 25.4’

5.10pm: Challenged & demand HMS “Patuca” a/c East log 66.0’

5.30pm: a/c N20E z.z.3 pts log 70.0’

6.0pm: a/c S17W 3 pt zigzag log 77.4’

9.0pm: a/c N18E 3 pt zigzag log 126.5

10.28pm: Position by Stellar Observation: Lat 60 07N, Long 7 54W

11.0pm: a/c S22W z.z. 3 pts log 142.4

Number on sick list: 5


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22 May 1915

At Sea

Lat 60.06, Long -7.91

2.0am: a/c N18E 3 pt z.z.log 181.2, allowing 2° for set

3.42am: Slow speed to examined Danish SS “Ivigtut” in Lat 59 59N Long 8 00W. Prize crew from HMS “Orotava” on board, allowed to proceed for Kirkwall

3.45am: Half speed 46 revs & proceeded log 203.0

5.0am: a/c S22W log 219.8, 3 pt z.z.

8.0am: a/c N18E 3 pt z.z.log 258.5’, allowing 2° for set

8.45am: Allowed 3° for set

11.0am: a/c S28W 3 pt z.z. Log 297.7

2.0pm: a/c N18E 3 pt z.z. log 25.5’

3.50pm: Reduced speed to 30 revs on account of fog, steered straight course N18E

5.0pm: Evening Quarters, stations for night defence, a/c S23W 30 revs no z.z. Log 58.7, allowing 1° for set

8.0pm: a/c N16E log 84.0, no zigzag

8.30pm: Weather clearing, increased to 46 revs, commenced zigzag log 87.9

9.30pm: a/c S23W 3 pt zigzag log 101.2’, 1° leeway on Southern course

Midnight: Weather misty, light breeze, smooth sea

Number on sick list: 4


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23 May 1915

At Sea

Lat 59.3, Long -8.08

2.0am: a/c N17E 3 pt z.z. log 159.4

4.0am: Fine, misty, smooth sea

5.0am: a/c S23W 3 pt z.z. log 199.0

6.30am: a/c N17E 3 pt z.z.log 217’

8.0am: Allowing 1° leeway

8.30am: a/c S23W 3 pt z.z. log 243.0’

9.0am: Setting in thick, ceased zigzagging & reduced to 36 revs, log 249.2

9.30am: Clearing, commenced z.z. & 46 revs

9.42am: Thick mist, straight course at 36 revs

9.55am: Clear weather, resumed zigzag & increased to 46 revs

0.10pm: a/c N19E 46 revs 3 pt z.z. log 2.3’

0.30pm: a/c NW log 6.2 to intercept vessel

0.57pm: Stopped log 11.9. Lowered sea boat and boarded Norwegian Barquentine “Vardvik” in 59 22N, 8 15W. Allowed to proceed

2.05pm: Boat returned & hoisted. Proceeded N36E z.z. 4 pts 46 revs

5.0pm: Evening Quarters. Stations for Night Defence, a/c S23W 3 pt z.z. log 49.0

5.40pm: Reduced to 36 revs & steered mean course S23W on account of fog

6.25pm: Clearing, increased to 46 revs 3 pt z.z.

6.57pm: Reduced 30 revs & steered S23W, thickening

8.10pm: Clearing. Increased to 46 revs commenced 3 pt z.z.

8.55pm: Commenced 2 pt z.z. at 40 revs log 88.0’

11.0pm: a/c S23W reduced to 30 revs log 112.4. Weather thick

11.45pm: Clearing, increased to 40 revs & commenced 2 pt z.z. log 119.7

Number on sick list: 5


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24 May 1915

At Sea

Lat 59.6, Long -8.16

1.20am: Observed vessel a/c NW log 137.2’

1.37am: Stopped, log 138.5’

1.45am: Lowered sea boat. Boarded Danish schooner “Skandia” 59 20N, 8 00W

2.30am: Boat returned & hoisted

2.40am: Course NxW log 38.9 keeping in touch with vessel

5.42am: Stopped log 43.2’, engines as required

5.45am: Lowered boat sent armed guard on board “Skandia” Mid Wardrop, 1 PO & 4 men, dispatched her to Stornoway. Lat 59 20N, Long 8 08W

9.0am: Increased to 40 revs & commenced 2 pt z.z. log 166.7’. Weather clearing

10.22am: Allowed 1° leeway

11.0am: a/c S23W log 190.5 3 pt z.z., increased to 46 revs, allowed 1° leeway on Eastern course

2.0pm: a/c N27E 3 pt z.z. log 25.4’

5.0pm: Evening Quarters, Night Defence Stations, a/c S22W z.z. 3 pts log 65.3’

6.47pm: Stopped Port Engine for Engineers purposes. Increased to 52 revs Starboard engine with 2 pt zigzag

8.0pm: a/c N18E Log 101.2, 2 pt z.z.

8.25pm: Started Port Engine 46 Revs both log 104

8.30pm: Commenced 3 pt z.z.

8.35pm: Thick fog, steered mean course N18E at 30 revs

10.25pm: Cleared increased to 46 revs

10.30pm: Commenced 3 pt zigzag

11.0pm: a/c S22W 3 pt z.z. log 130.8’

Number on sick list: 4


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25 May 1915

At Sea

Lat 59.26, Long -8.28

2.0am: a/c N18E z.z. 3 pts Log 169.8

5.0am: a/c S22W z.z. 3 pts Log 209.0’

6.47am: Obs. Smoke a/c S35W log 232.5’

6.50am: Challenged HMS “Essex”

7.07am: Resumed steering Western course to 7.30 to counteract sun to Eastward log 287.0’

7.10am: Hands wash down decks & clean ship

8.0am: a/c S28E to intercept sailing vessel

8.43am: Reduced to 46 revs. Mean course steered N37E

8.53am: Signalled Norwegian Barque “Romanoff” for Kirkwall with armed guard from “Oropesa”

9.0am: Proceeded N17W 46 revs Log 261.1

10.03am: Stopped lowered se boat. Boarded Danish Barquentine “Catherine” in Lat 59 16N, Long 7 25W

10.40am: Boat hoisted, proceeded N76W 56 revs. No z.z.

0.40pm: Sighted HMS “Hilary”. Challenged

1.09pm: Slow speed turned ship to Port

1.12pm: Lowered sea boat sent for armed guard from “Hilary”. Steamed in circle to pick up boat

1.54pm: Boat hoisted. Proceeded N11W 56 revs. Log 19.0’

3.28pm: a/c N10E Log 43.5’ to close steamer

3.56pm: Took station SExE 5 cables on “Alsatian”. Revolutions & helm as required keeping station

4.29pm: Boat alongside from “Alsatian” with dispatch & mails

4.40pm: Boat left

4.42pm: Proceeded S25W log 53.5, 46 revs

5.07pm: Commenced 3 pt z.z. log 56.9

6.47pm: Sighted object in water. Stopped Lat 59 19N, Long 9 24W picked up scraper

7.07pm: Proceeded

8.58pm: Challenged HMS “Hilary”

9.40pm: Challenged HMS “Changuinola”

Number on sick list: 6


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26 May 1915

At sea

Lat 56.78, Long -8.13

2.10am: Observed St Kilda S53E log 172.3’

2.42am: St Kilda abm S65E Log 179.0’

3.0am: Boresay Isd S79E x St Kilda S69E; commenced 4 pt zigzag 46 revs, log 185.1’

4.32am: Allowing 2° leeway

6.07am: a/c S73W to close steamer log 225.

6.21am: a/c West log 225.6’

6.40am: Stopped log 229.5. Lowered boat. Boarded Norwegian whaler “Eir” in company with “Vok” in 57 25N, 8 58W

7.05am: Sea boat hoisted

7.13am: Proceeded course S19E 46 revs

9.08am: Observed Barra Isd SExE

9.45am: Divisions Prayers. Hands employed getting ship ready for [port]

11.07am: Challenged HMS “Columbella”

0.30pm: a/c S13E 4 pt z.z. Increased to 54 revs allowing 2 ° leeway Log [?]

1.20pm: Closed watertight doors

2.45pm: Passed HM trawler “Noogana” in 56 22N, 7 30W

6.57pm: Oversay Lt Ho brg 78° dist 11.5’

7.0pm: a/c S36E 3 pt z.z. log 104.8

8.30pm: Commenced 2 pt z.z. 54 revs

9.24pm: Challenged HMD “Thorn”

9.47pm: Mull of Cantye abm 2’ log 14[?], a/c S4E. Replied Deas Isd signal station

10.0pm: Commenced 2 pt z.z. Log 150.5 Increased to 65 revs

11.22pm: Maidens Lt N87W x Black Hd S[?]

11.53pm: Black Hd abm log 183.5

Number on sick list: 5


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[ed. note: Inserted pages Channel courses, and of Soundings taken from 4.0am to 10.0pm partially obscure remarks column]


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[ed. note: Inserted pages partially obscure remarks column , May 26th, 1915]


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27 May 1915

At Sea

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

0.14am: Mew Isd abm 3 ¾ ‘ log 190.5

1.0am: Skulmartin abm 4.2’ Log 20.3.2’

1.30am: South Rk Lt vessel abm 5’ Log 212.0

1.45am: Allowed 2° leeway

2.40am: Took off leeway

3.15am: Chickens Lt abm 2’ log 242.7 a/c S43E 2 pt z.z.

4.30am: Allowed 2° leeway on Southern course

6.38am: Challenged HMS “Dee” (escort)

6.56am: Bar Lt vessel abm reduced to 40 revs. Handed log

6.57am: Dead slow speed while passing dredger at work

7.02am: Slow speed

7.15am: Stopped embarked Pilot Mr Davies

7.18am: Formby Lt vessel abm

7.30am: C1 Bell Buoy abm

7.50am: C8 Bell Buoy

8.0am: Half speed. Hands to stations

8.10am: Rock Lt abm

8.17am: Swung ship in river. Engines as required

8.48am: Entered Sandon Basin assisted by tugs “Wellington”, “Trafalgar” & “Huskisson”

9.10am: Made fast alongside HMS “Caronia”

10.20am: Proceeding

10.30am: Entered Huskisson Dock

10.43am: Entered Canada Dock

11.07am: Alongside Berth

11.20am: Made fast

0.45pm: Finished securing ship

1.0pm: Coal lighters alongside

2.0pm: Shore gangs commenced coaling. Hands employed painting down aloft and landing stores, etc

Shore gangs employed coaling ship

Number on sick list: 3


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[ed. note: Inserted pages Channel courses, and of Soundings taken from 5.15am to 6.45am partially obscure weather column, May 27th, 1915]


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[ed. note: Inserted pages of Channel courses, and of Soundings taken from 5.15am to 6.45am partially obscure weather column, May 27th, 1915]


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28 May 1915

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

Shore gangs coaling ship

4.30am: Stopped coaling

6.15am: Hauled ship from quay to allow changing lighters

7.30am: Hands clean ship

9.0am: Commenced coaling ship

Lt Miller and armed guard arrived from Kirkwall

Hands employed painting down from aloft & examining ammunition boxes

5.0pm: Leave granted to 2nd part Port Watch

Coaling proceeding throughout

5.20pm: Released two cell prisoners


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29 May 1915

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

Coaling proceeding throughout the night

6.30am: Discharged 1 AB & Yeoman Signals to RN Barracks Portsmouth & Haslar respectively

8.30pm: Hands employed painting & as required

Hands employed with wireless operator dismantling gear

3.0pm: Hauled ship from wharf for changing coal lighters

4.0pm: Ceased coaling for the night

7.0pm: CPO Jonas rejoined ship from hospital


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30 May 1915

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

6.30am: Hauled ship off from wharf

7.30am: Shore gangs commenced coaling

Hands clean ship

10.0am: Held Divine Service on board

Shore gangs coaling

8.30pm: Ceased coaling


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31 May 1915

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.0pm: Hailed ship off from wharf to change coal lighters. Shore gangs commenced coaling

Shore gangs coaling ship. Hands employed as requisite

1.15pm: Hands employed embarking stores

4.0pm: Finished coaling ship

6.45pm: Shifted ship to N°1 berth North Branch


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LOGS FOR JUNE 1915


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[ed note: Instruments on board HMS “Teutonic”: Barometer, Thermometers for Air Temperature, Thermometer for Sea Temperature]


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1 June 1915

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

2.10am: Shifted ship 30 ft ahead

3.15am: Shifted ship 30 ft astern

8.0am: Two Privates Royal Marines joined ship from Forton Portsmouth

8.45am: Hands employed provisioning ship and getting wireless installation on board

1.15am: Hands told off to clean & embark stores


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2 June 1915

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

6.45am: Hands clean ship

8.45am: Hands employed cleaning ship and as required

Wireless operators employed fitting new set

1.15pm: Hands employed painting ship

4.50pm: 1 signal rating joined ship


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3 June 1915

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.0am: Hands employed washing down decks

8.50am: Hands preparing ship for sea as required

0.05pm: Signled up mooring ropes

12.12pm: Left Berth with tugs “Collingwood”, “Canada” & “Trafalgar” in attendance

0.14pm: Engines as required

0.41pm: Entered Huskisson Basin

0.50pm: Entered Sandon Basin, made fast alongside SS “Saxonia”

2.25pm: Proceeding, engines as required

3.15pm: Entered River Mersey

3.33pm: Let go Starb anchor 13 x 75 fms

5.45pm: SS “Magnetic” alongside

6.35pm: Steam pinnace left for stage

7.0pm: SS “Magnetic” left. Steam pinnace alongside

8.40pm: Steam pinnace left for stage

10.10pm: Commenced swinging assisted by engines

10.40pm: Steam pinnace returned & hoisted, commenced heaving short

11.09pm: Anchor aweigh

11.30pm: Dead slow ahead

11.32pm: Stop

11.40pm: Dead slow ahead

Coal leaving Liverpool: 4887.0


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4 June 1915

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

0.07am: Rock Lt abm slow ahead

0.37am: C8 Bell Buoy

0.54am: C4 buoy

1.02am: C1 Bell [Buoy]

1.10am: Dead slow passing dredger

1.20am: Formby Lt vessel. Half [ahead]

2.0am: Commenced 2 pt z.z. 65 revs

3.0am: 3 pt zigzag

5.12am: Observed land NNE

5.48am: Langness N48E x ChickensN23W

6.14am: Chickens RK N43E 6 miles

7.15am: Hands clean ship

8.58am: Mew Isd N31W x Skulmatin S75W

9.38am: Signalled Orlock Head War Signal St.

10.30am: a/c N29W 3 pt z.z. log 142.7

10.30am: Signalled Danish SS “Johannes Maersk”

11.50am: Challenged by HMS “Tara”

0.30pm: Steered main course

1.15pm: Bull PT abm N43E 1 ½’ log 20.0’ zigzag 3 pts

3.06pm: Inishtrahull 276° x Inishowen Hd 185°, a/c N4W zigzag 3 pts log 50’

5.0pm: Challenged HMS “Caribbean”

Evening Quarters. Station Night Defence

6.0pm: Allowed 2° leeway

8.0pm: Commenced 2 pt zigzag

9.20pm: a/c N20W 2 pt zigzag log 151.2, 1° leeway

Number on sick list: 3


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[ed. note: Inserted pages of Channel courses, and of Soundings taken from 2.20pm to Midnight partially obscure Remarks column June 4th, 1915]


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5 June 1915

At Sea

Lat 59.41, Long -7.28

2.35am: a/c N55E 2 pt zigzag. Reduced 50 revs

7.15am: Hands cleaning ship

8.15am: Challenged HMS “Essex”

0.20pm: a/c S70E 46 revs log 4.6; 3 pt zigzag

1.0pm: a/c S21W 3 pt zigzag log 12.7

2.0pm: a/c N19E 3 pt z.z. 24.7 log

2.10pm: Allowed 2° leeway

3.30pm: a/c N30E to close steamer log 43.0

4.05pm: Stopped boarded Russian SS “Tuskar” in 59 38N, 6 48W. Allowed to proceed

5.0pm: Read warrant N° 21

5.05pm: Sea boat returned & hoisted. Evening Quarters. Night defence stations

5.10pm: Proceeded S72W log 50.5 following “Tuskar”

7.05pm: Signalled Swedish SS “Narvik” proceeding to Kirkwall with armed guard

7.20pm: a/c S21W log 66.0’ 46 revs 3 pt z.z.

8.30pm: a/c N19E 3 pt z.z. log 80.5’

9.0pm: Observed steamer a/c S35E log 87.0’

9.50pm: Stopped Log 96. Lowered boat & boarded Russian SS “Ethelarda” from Archangel in 59 21N, 6 25W. Allowed to proceed

10.30pm: Boat hoisted. Proceeded N4E 3 pt z.z.

Midnight: a/c S21W 3 pt z.z. Log 114.2

Number on sick list: 2


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[ed. note: Inserted pages partially obscure Patent Log, Distance Run & Standard Compass Courses columns, June 5th, 1915]


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6 June 1915

At Sea

Lat 59.46, Long -6.96

0.30am: Allowed 2° leeway

2.0am: a/c N19E 3 pt z.z. 2° leeway log 139.[?]

3.55am: Challenged HMS “Oropesa”

4.30am: Resumed 3 pt zigzag

5.0am: a/c S21W 3 pt z.z. log 177.2

7.0am: Hands clean ship. Sighted HMS “Oropesa”

8.0am: a/c N19E log 215.0; 3 pt z.z.

8.20am: Observed object a/c SE log 219.3

8.50am: Sounded 100 fms no bottom

9.10am: Sulisker Isd S36E a/c N3W log 231.5

11.0am: a/c S21W 3 pt zigzag

2.30pm: Zigzag 2 pts 50 revs

4.05pm: Engines as required, lowered boat, picked up Fisherman’s buoy marked SS “Electric”

4.30pm: Boarded Danish schooner “Dorthea” Lat 55 35N, Long 60 20W

5.0pm: Proceeded S71W 46 revs z.z. 3 pts. Evening Quarters, Night Defence Stations

6.42pm: Resumed course. Steered Western course to counteract sun

7.25pm: a/c N55W log 88.6 to intercept steamer

8.16pm: Stopped

8.20pm: Lowered boat. Boarded Danish SS “H. Pontoppidan” in 59 22N, 7 11W

8.55pm: Boat hoisted. Proceeded full speed S75E

9.55pm: a/c S10E.Signalled Danish SS “Hellig Olav” with armed guard bound for Kirkwall

10.18pm: Stopped lowered boat. Boarded Russian SS “Zamorodok” in 59 16N, 6 42W. Sounded 130 fms sand

11.05pm: Proceeded N75E 46 revs

11.40pm: a/c N19E 46 revs. Switched searchlight on “Dorthea”

11.50pm: a/c N38W 2 pt zigzag

Number on sick list: 3


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7 June 1915

At Sea

Lat 59.95, Long -6.91

1.0am: a/c S21W 3 pt z.z. 143.5

2.0am: a/c N19W 3 pt z.z. log 155.0

5.0am: a/c S21W 3 pt z.z. log 193.3

7.15am: Hands wah decks & clean ship

8.0am: a/c N19E 3 pt z.z.log 231.5

10.15am: a/c N65E 3 pt z.z. log 61.0; 50 revs

11.35am: Stopped log 79.2. Boarded Danish schooner “Libra”, allowed to proceed

0.15pm: Boat hoisted a/c N65E 50 revs

0.25pm: a/c N69E z.z. 2 pt log 1.8

2.45pm: Hard aport. Circled round fisherman’s buoy. Engines as required for manoeuvring

2.55pm: Stopped log 37, lowered boat, picked up buoy

3.08pm: Proceeded course N69E 2 pt z.z. 50 revs

6.0pm: Stopped zigzagging

8.0pm: a/c N66E 2 pt z.z. allowed 1° leeway

Number on sick list: 4


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8 June 1915

At Sea

Lat 62.15, Long -1.96

4.0am: a/c S20W 3 pt z.z. log 216. Reduced to 46 revs

7.15am: Hands clean ship

8.0am: a/c N17E 3 pt z.z. log 266.09.45am. Divisions, Prayers, Physical & small arm drill. Prize crews at signal instruction, Guns crews to the Loader

9.19pm: Weather thickening, stopped zigzagging & reduced to 30 revs, log 4.0

4.15pm: Clearing, increased to 46 revs & zigzag 3 pts log 33.5

5.35pm: Increased to 46 revs 3 pt z.z.

8.0pm: a/c N17E 3 pt z.z. log 77.7

Number on sick list: 3


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9 June 1915

At Sea

Lat 62.33, Long -1.75

1.14am: Challenged HMS “Ebro”

2.0am: a/c S20W 3 pt z.z. log 157.0

7.15am: Hands wash ship & as required

8.0am: a/c N17E 3 pt z.z. log 233.3

8.32am: a/c N6E 3 pt z.z. log 240.0 allowing 2° leeway on Western course

9.45am: Divisions, prayers, Collision & Abandon ship stations, Physical drill, Guns crews to loaders

1.0pm: a/c S25W 3 pt z.z. log 12.1 allowing 1° leeway

2.0pm: Allowed 3° leeway on Eastern course

3.0pm: Allowed 2° leeway on Eastern course

4.27pm: a/c N70E to close steamer log 51.7

4.45pm: Signalled Danish SS “Mjolnir” in 62 00N, 1 37W. Too rough to board, allowed to proceed

5.27pm: Proceeded S38W 46 revs, log 56.0’

8.30pm: a/c N16E 3 pt z.z. log 87.0’, Increased to 44 revs

Number on sick list: 2


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10 June 1915

At Sea

Lat 61.31, Long -2.31

2.0am: a/c S20W 3 pt z.z. increased to 46 revs log 152.9

6.05am: a/c S24E to intercept steamer log 204.6

6.48am: Stopped boarded Swedish SS “Prinsessan Ingeborg” in 64 40N, 1 51W. Dispatch to Kirkwall with armed guard in charge of Lt Stone

8.12am: Proceeded S85W 55 revs, log 214.4

9.45am: Stop & as required log 240.0

10.15am: Boarded Danish SS “Ceres” in 61 30N, 2 35W, allowed to proceed

0.9pm: Stopped & boarded Norwegian Barque “Aquila” log 2.6’ in 61 19N, 2 03W

0.30pm: Allowed vessel to proceed

0.40pm: Proceeded S35E 55 revs

5.30pm: Edward Fitzgerald released from cells

6.0pm: a/c S20W 3 pt z.z. log 85.0, reduced to 46 revs

10.0pm: a/c N17E 3 pt z.z. log 134.1, 46 revs

Number on sick list: 4


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11 June 1915

At Sea

Lat 61.98, Long -2.26

1.52am: Stop & as required

2.0am: Boarded Norwegian steam trawler “Brodd” in Lat [ed. note: blank space] N, Long [ed. note: blank space] W

2.25am: Allowed to proceed

2.30am: Proceeded course S19W 3 pt z.z. 46 revs log 184’. Allowed 1° leeway on Eastern course

4.0am: Allowed 2° leeway

7.52am: Slow

8.0am: Signalled Norwegian Barque “Torrey” too rough to board in 62 29N, 2 29W. Engines as required

8.35am: a/c S19W 2 pt z.z. log 259.0’, 46 revs

8.45am: a/c S4W 2 pt z.z. log 261.3’, allowed 3° leeway

0.45pm: Steered Eastern course

1.41pm: a/c N35W Signalled Norwegian ship “Vigo” 61 53N, 2 07W

1.50pm: Stopped log 17.8

1.56pm: Proceeded S7W 45 revs

2.15pm: a/c S12W 2 pt z.z. allowed 3° leeway

4.05pm: Helm hard astarbd, log 40.3

4.20pm: Passed trawler “Braconash” A. 484

4.21pm: Resumed course S12W log 42.6’

5.30pm: Steered Eastern course

6.0pm: Slow. Signalled Swedish sailing trawler “Matchless”

6.08pm: Proceeded N14E 2 pt z.z. 42 revs; steered Western course until 6.45pm, allowed 2° leeway

7.45pm: Allowed 3° leeway

8.30pm: a/c N16E 3 pt z.z. log 88.7’, allowed 3° leeway on Western course, 1° on Eastern course

Number on sick list: 1


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12 June 1915

At Sea

Lat 61.68, Long -1.93

2.0am: a/c S20W 3 pt z.z. log 149.9’ allowed 2° leeway on Eastern course

7.0am: Sighted Norwegian ship “Vigo” steering South

8.0am: a/c N18W log 219.7 allowed 2° leeway

8.17am: a/c NW log 22.7’. Challenged HMS “Digby”

8.27am: a/c SSW 2 pt z.z. log 24.2’

8.30am: Signalled “Digby”

9.37am: Stopped log 37.[?]

9.40am: Sent sea boat away

10.0am: Sea boat returned from “Digby” with armed guard for “India”

10.10am: Proceeded 46 revs

10.30am: a/c N16E 2 pt z.z. log 241.9’

1.0pm: a/c S20W 3 pt z.z. log 13.0’

6.25pm: Stopped log 82, boarded British trawler “Bulgounie” in 60 56N, 2 10W

6.45pm: Hoisted boat

7.0pm: Lowered boat & boarded Swedish sailing trawler “Irene” in 60 56N, 2 10W

8.0pm: Boat hoisted, proceeded course N84E 2 pt z.z. 52 revs

9.12pm: Muckle Flugga 115° x Ronas Hill 171°

10.0pm: Muckle Flugga Lt S13E log 113.8’

10.30pm: Muckle Flugga Lt S13W log 122.[?]’ a/c N81E 2 pt z.z.

11.07pm: Reduced to 52 revs

Midnight: Allowed 1° leeway

Number on sick list: 1


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[ed. note: Inserted page partially obscures Remark column June 12th, 1915]


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13 June 1915

At Sea

Lat 62.25, Long 4.11

2.30am: Allowed 2° leeway

4.30am: Passed Norwegian SS “Deneb”. Sounded no bottom at 110 fms

7.0am: a/c S84E 2 pt z.z. log 245.0’ allowed 2° leeway

7.30am: No zigzag

8.0am: Signalled Russian SS “Olga” in 61 55N, 3 03E

8.35am: a/c N70E log 268.0, challenged HMS “India”

9.25am: Slow & as required

9.35am: Stopped

9.45am: Boat alongside, transferred armed guard to “India”

10.06am: Slow log 281.4

10.30am: a/c N50E 2 pt z.z. log 83.6 and 46 revs, allowed 3° leeway

4.0pm: Strong breeze, rough sea, overcast

6.0pm: Allowed 2° leeway

9.11pm: Observed land brg S19E log 119.0’

Number on sick list: 1

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[ed. note: Inserted page of Soundings taken between 2.50pm and Midnight partially obscure Patent Log, Distance Run & Standard Compass Courses columns, June 13th, 1915]


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14 June 1915

At Sea

Lat 62.18, Long 4.36

1.0am: a/c S15W 2 pt z.z. log 183.0

2.13am: Alden Mt 118° 34’

2.45am: Slow & as required

2.46am: Stopped log 211.5. Boarded Norwegian SS “Rio de Janeiro” in 61 32N, 3 48E

3.45am: Sent armed guard on board vessel under Lt Baker (1 Po & 4 men). Dispatched to Kirkwall

4.30am: Boat hoisted. Proceeded SExS & ½ speed

5.0am: Stopped. Signalled Danish SS “Hebe”

5.27am: Proceeded North 50 revs

5.54am: Slow, signalled Norwegian SS “Kong Helg” in 61 30N, 3 35E

6.28am: Boarded Danish SS “Hebe”

7.0am: Boat secured

7.03am: Proceeded NW 50 revs

9.0am: Commenced 2 pt z.z.

0.5pm: Stadlandet 92° x Kraakenaes 120° x Right extreme Bremanger 149°

5.0pm: a/c N89E 2 pt z.z log 66.0’. Sounded 90 fms sand

9.55pm: Slow

10.0pm: Stop log 132.8 & engines as required. Boarded British SS “Argo” in 63 57N, 6 18E. Allowed to proceed

10.30pm: Boat hoisted, proceeded N46E 2 pt z.z. 46 revs

Number on sick list: 1


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15 June 1915

At Sea

Lat 64.88, Long 8.9

3.30am: a/c N56W 2 pt z.z. log 195.6

4.36am: a/c S50W log 210.0’ signalled British SS “Innismore” in 64 44N, 7 13E

5.0am: a/c N56W 2 pt z.z. log 214.5, 46 revs, vessel allowed to proceed

6.0am: a/c ExS 2 pt z.z. log 227.3’, 50 revs

7.15am: Hands washed down decks

10.15am: Stopped log 285.6. Boarded Norwegian trawler “Erkna” in 64 50N, 8 55E

10.50am: Dead slow towing boat

10.55am: Stopped. Boat left with dispatch for HMS “Ambrose”

11.30am: Boat returned

11.40am: Boat left

11.50am: Boat returned & hoisted

11.54am: Proceeding S82W 2 pt z.z. & 46 revs, log 286.0

3.0pm: a/c S55E, 35.9, 2 pt z.z. 46 revs

4.35pm: Resumed course S55E 46 revs, 2 pt z.z. log 58.8

4.50pm: a/c S71E 2 pt z.z. log 61.1

8.0pm: Halten Lt S29W x Vaagsoen Isd S[25]E x Almenningen S15E

8.05pm: a/c N56W z.z. 2 pts log 104.0’

Midnight: a/c N37E 2 pt z.z. log 153.4

Number on sick list: 1


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16 June 1915

At Sea

Lat 66.51, Long 10.0

1.0am: Allowing 2° leeway Northern Course

6.0am: Allowed 3° leeway

7.15am: Hands wash decks

9.45am: Divisions, Prayers, Guns crews at the loader

10.45am: a/c N80W 3 pt z.z. log 92.0’, allowing 3° leeway

0.30pm: a/c S80E 3 pt z.z. log 5.3’

0.50pm: S15W log 9.3; passed Norwegian S trawler “Trio” in 66 31N, 10 00E

0.57pm: Resumed course S80E & counteracted sun to NW log 10.6

2.0pm: a/c N80W 2 pt z.z. log 24.0’

5.0pm: Evening Quarters, Watch man & arm ship; a/c S80E 3 pt z.z. allowed 3° leeway on Western course

8.0pm: a/c N80W 2 pt z.z. log 98.0’

11.0pm: a/c S80E 3 pt z.z. log 133.0’

Number on sick list: 1


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17 June 1915

At Sea

Lat 66.38, Long 9.61

2.0am: a/c N80W 2 pt z.z. log 170.0’ allowed 4° leeway on Southern course

5.0am: a/c S80E z.z. 3 pts log 203.4, 4°leeway on Southern course

7.15am: Hands wash down decks

8.0am: a/c N80W 2 pt z.z. log 240.0’

8.30am: Allowed 4° leeway on Southern course & 2° on Northern course

11.0am: a/c S80E 3 pt z.z. log 271.9, allowed 6° leeway on Northern course & 4° leeway on Southern course

0.15pm: a/c N77E 2 pt z.z. log 3.3, allowed 6° leeway 42 revs

2.0pm: a/c N80W log 22.2; 2 pt z.z. 6° leeway

3.08pm: Allowed 5° leeway

3.30pm: a/c N88E log 36.0; 2 pt z.z. 6° leeway

4.0pm: Hail storms of increasing force & frequency

5.0pm: a/c S80E log 55.8, 4° leeway. Evening Quarters, Watch man & arm ship

5.10pm: Challenged HMS “Ambrose”

5.20pm: a/c E 40 revs, log 57.0’. “Ambrose” in company

7.05pm: Parted company a/c N80W 2 pt z.z. 4° leeway log 75.0’ & 42 revs

10.30pm: Allowed 3° leeway

11.0pm: a/c N62E 2 pt z.z. log 117.0’; 46 revs allowed 2° leeway

Number on sick list: 1


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18 June 1915

At Sea

Lat 67.23, Long 11.46

3.30am: Obs land N50E log 169.2

4.0am: Land S20E log 174.8

4.52am: Skomavaer Lt Ho log 185.7

5.20am: Challenged HMS “Ambrose”

5.30am: Skomvaer N20E x Vaers Isd N49E log [?]

6.0am: Steered N80E for 2.3 miles

6.10am: Steered S80W for 2.3 miles

6.20am: Resumed course N81W 2 pt z.z. log 205[?]

7.0am: a/c S81E 2 pt z.z. Log 211.4 2° leeway

7.42am: a/c S63E log 220.6 to close HMS “Ambrose” boarding Norwegian SS “Absjørn Selsbane

8.10am: Slow

8.14am: Stop log 227.1’

8.30am: Proceeded N81W 3 pt z.z. 46 revs log 228.0

11.0am: a/c S81E 3 pt z.z. 2° leeway, log 256.8

Noon: Skomvaer Lt HO N40E dist 13’

1.0pm: Passed Norwegian SS “Jessie” in charge of armed guard from “Ambrose”

1.03pm: a/c N81E 2 pt z.z. log 14.4’

2.30pm: a/c N83E 2 pt z.z. log 33.0’

3.45pm: Slow

3.46pm: Stop

3.53pm: Lowered boat with dispatch mail for HMS “Ambrose”

4.0pm: Engines as required

4.20pm: Boat returned & hoisted

4.25pm: Proceeded N81W 2 pt z.z. 50 revs log 48.4

6.04pm: Stop & as required log 71.7

6.10pm: Boarded Norwegian trawler “Cato” in 67 21N, 11 16E. All correct

6.35pm: Boat hoisted, proceeded N81W 46 revs 2 pt z.z.

8.0pm: a/c S35E 2 pt z.z. log 88.0’

11.0pm: a/c N53E 3 pt z.z. log 126.5’


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19 June 1915

At Sea

Lat 67.21, Long 13.21

2.0am: a/c S56W 3 pt z.z. log 163.5, allowed 1° leeway

2.11am: Storfjeld Island N34W

6.0am: a/c N52E 3 pt z.z. log 215.0’, 2° leeway on Eastern course

8.15am: Steered Eastern course until 8.45

10.10am: a/c S81E 3 pt z.z. log 266.8

11.48am: Manoeuvring to pick up barrel, log 86.2

11.56am: Lowered boat, picked up mooring buoy

0.10pm: Boat hoisted, proceeded a/c N81W 3 pt z.z. allowed 2° leeway on Southern course

3.0pm: Skomvaer Lt 355°- 9’ a/c S82E 2 pt z.z. log 36.3, 46 revs

5.0pm: Evening Quarters, Watch Man & arm ship, a/c S74W 2 pt z.z. log 61.2 Increased to 50 revs

5.20pm: Left ex. Vaers Isd N3E x Storjveld N47W

6.30pm: Allowed 3° leeway

6.50pm: Skomvaer Lt Ho N5E x Left ex. Vaers N 37W

Number on sick list: 1


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20 June 1915

At Sea

Lat 67.21, Long 12.76

1.0am: a/c S80E 2 pt z.z. log 167.5, increased to 46 revs

5.0am: a/c N52E 2 pt z.z. log 218.0, Traen Ids S72E

8.30am: a/c N64E 2 pt z.z. log 264.3

9.18am: Left Ex Vaers N8E x Skomvaer N41W

10.40am: a/c N45W 2 pt z.z. log 62.5 to close steamer

11.17am: Slow

11.20am: Stop as required log 302.0

11.26am: Lowered boat & boarded Norwegian SS “Truma”. Allowed to proceed. Lat 67 24N, Long 12 46E

0.15pm: Proceeded S51E 2 pt z.z. & 46 revs

2.0pm: Passed Norwegian sailing vessel “Brodene” Lat 67 15N, Long 13 03E, a/c S78W log 22.5.

Vaers Isd N20W x Toen Isd Lt Ho N84E x Rods Isd S7W

3.35pm: a/c S81E z.z. 2 pts log 4.03’

4.30pm: a/c S77W z.z. 2 pts log 54.5’

5.0pm: Evening Quarters, Night defence stations; signalled Swedish SS “Ethel

6.0pm: Stopped zigzagging log 73.0’

9.56pm: a/c N50W to close “Truma” 123.4’

Midnight: a/c S80E 2 pt z.z. log 149.1

Number on sick list: 2


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21 June 1915

At Sea

Lat 67.4, Long 13.28

3.0am: a/c N53E 2 pt z.z. P. log 188.0’; Traen Isd S88E log 188.0’

9.0am: Traen Isd S21E x Hellig Vaer East Log 264.4

10.0am: Allowed 2° leeway on Northern leg

10.30am: a/c S76W2 pt z.z. log 284.4

0.25pm: Slow

0.30pm: Stopped log 6.0. Engines as required. Signalled Swedish SS “Victoria” in 67 21N, 13 30E

0.30pm: Proceeded S88W log 6.5’, 46 revs 2 pt z.z.

1.0pm: a/c S68W 2 pt z.z. log 10.1

3.0pm: a/c S88W 2 pt z.z. log 35.0’

3.45pm: a/c N30E log 44.9’ slow both

3.51pm: Stopped signalled Swedish steamer “Polciskeln” [Polcirkeln] in 67 03N,12 10E

3.54pm: Proceeded 45.5 log, 2 pt z.z. 46 revs

4.40pm: Challenged HMS “Victorian”

4.50pm: Slow & engines as required

5.0pm: Stop log 59.8. Boat left for “Victorian”. Evening Quarters, Night defence stations

5.50pm: Boat returned with our two armed guards & 1 seaman (deserter)

6.07pm: Proceeded S74W 46 revs

8.57pm: Stopped Port engine for engineer’s purposes. Increased to 50 revs Starboard

11.08pm: Proceeded 46 revs both engines

Midnight: a/c N71E 2 pt z.z. log 129.8

Number on sick list: 3


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22 June 1915

At Sea

Lat 64.23, Long 9.58

0.20am: a/c SxW, 2 pt z.z. log 134.0

7.0am: Allowed 1° leeway

7.15am: Hands wash down decks, a/c S14W, 2 pt z.z. log 221.5, allowed 1° leeway

8.30am: a/c S17W, 2 pt z.z. log 240.0, 3° leeway

8.50am: Stopped zigzagging

8.55am: Slow

8.57am: Stop & as required log 45.3

9.0am: Lowered boat boarded Norwegian trawler “Valder” all correct. In 64 48N, 9 29E

9.25am: Proceeded S17W 2 pt z.z. 46 revs

11.55am: Slow

11.58am: Stop. Boarded Swedish SS “Yrsa”

1.0pm: Sent armed guard on “Yrsa” and despatched to Kirkwall

1.35pm: Boat returned & hoisted, proceeded N21E 3 pt z.z. Log 0.5’ speed 46 revs

2.49pm: a/c East log 15.9. Full speed. Obs. vessel to be German SS “Konsul Schultz”

3.30pm: a/c NW Log 24.0 gave up the chase of German SS “Konsul Schultz”, the vessel having arrived in territorial waters off Kya Island

4.16pm: Halten Island Lt Ho S60W x Almeningen Island S18E log 36.5

6.0pm: a/c N53E z.z. 2 pts Log 57.0

6.10pm: Halten Lt Ho S48W x R.E. x Vaagsoen S20E

7.0pm: Stopped zigzagging

7.25pm: a/c North 2 pt z.z. Log 76.0

7.33pm: Kya Isd N80E x Rodo Isd S56E

8.38pm: a/c N21E 2 pt z.z. log 91.4; 46 revs

9.0pm: a/c S10W 3 pt z.z. log 95.3; 46 revs

11.0pm: a/c S67W log 121.7; 3 pt z.z. 46 revs

Midnight: a/c N64E 3 pt z.z. Log 132.4

Number on sick list: 3


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23 June 1915

At Sea

Lat 64.26, Long 9.75

1.19am: Stopped Log 50.Boarded Norwegian SS “Avis”. Papers correct, allowed to proceed. 64 22N, 10 03E

3.25am: Full speed course N58E

4.0am: Kya Island abm ¾’

5.0am: Kya Island abm ¾’ Log 17101 a/c S83W 3 pt z.z.

6.30am: a/c S64E 3 pt z.z. log 190’ obs. “Victorian”

7.30am: a/c S67W Log 202.3’ signalled “Victorian”

8.45am: Rodo Isd S61E x Kya Isd S88E

9.12am: a/c NExE Log 225.7 passed Norwegian SS “Nordenes”

10.07am: a/c SExS 2 pt z.z. Log 237.5

11.40am: Boarded Norwegian SS “Nordenes Lat 64 17N, Long 9 45 ½E, all correct

0.37pm: Proceeded SW 46 revs. Signalled HMS “Victorian” boarding Norwegian SS “Pine Branch”

2.35pm: a/c North 2 pt z.z. Log 24.0

4.0pm: a/c S2W 2 pt z.z. 46 revs

4.55pm: Increased 50 revs, stopped z.z. Log 53.1

6.10pm: Stop & as required. Boarded Norwegian SS “Lofoten” in 64 17N, 9 56E

6.55pm: Proceeded N41E 46 revs Log 74.4’

7.15pm: a/c N8E 2 pt z.z. Log 78.2’

9.0pm: a/c S10W 3 pt z.z. Log 101

10.15pm: Obs. steamer a/c S69E Log 117.0’

10.40pm: Various courses sounding Kya Island

Number on sick list: 4


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24 June 1915

At Sea

Lat 64.65, Long 10.06

0.15am: Stop Log 141.0

0.18am: Boarded Norwegian SS “Annavore” in 64 25N, 9 42E. All correct

0.53am: a/c N88E 2 pt z.z.Log 141.0

1.30am: a/c N8E 3 pt z.z. Log 148.0’. Kya Island S65E 3 ½ miles

3.0am: a/c S10W 3 pt z.z. Log 166.0

4.30am: a/c N8E 3 pt z.z. Log 185.2’

6.0am: a/c S10W 3 pt z.z. Log 204.1

7.30am: a/c N8E 3 pt z.z. Log 223.0 Kya S6E

9.0am: a/c S10W 3 pt z.z. Log 241.9

9.30am: Commenced 2 pt z.z. Log 248.4’

11.0am: a/c N8E 3 pt z.z. Log 268.0’

Noon: a/c S10W 3 pt z.z. Log 280.0’ Reset

1.0pm: a/c N8E 3 pt z.z. Log 13.0’

2.0pm: a/c S10W 3 pt z.z. Log 25.0

2.32pm: a/c N8E 3 pt z.z. Log 32.0’

3.0pm: a/c S10W 3 pt z.z. Log37.5’

3.38pm: a/c N8E 3 pt z.z. Log45.0’

3.53pm: a/c S10W 3 pt z.z. Log 48.8’

4.15pm: a/c N2E 3 pt z.z. Log 52.7’

5.30pm: a/c S47W 3 ptz.z. Log 68.1’

6.30pm: a/c N2E 3 pt z.z. Log 81.0’

6.55pm: Nordoërne 52° x Kya 161° x Rodo 149°

7.37pm: a/c S10W 2pt z.z. Log 95.6’

8.0pm: a/c S79W Log 100.0; 2 pt z.z.

8.42pm: Slow

8.45pm: Stop Log 110.3’. Signalling HMS “Victorian”

8.50pm: Lowered boat with dispatch. Steamed ahead & made a circle to port, “Victorian” closed boat

9.18pm: Sea boat secured. Proceeded N20E 3 pt z.z.46 revs

11.30pm: a/c S28W 3 pt z.z. Log 135.5

Number on sick list: 7


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25 June 1915

At Sea

Lat 64.26, Long 9.83

1.30am: a/c N20E 3 pt z.z. Log 63.0 Kya Isd S70E

3.30am: a/c S28W 3 pt z.z. Log 189.3’

5.30am: a/c N20E 3 pt z.z. Log 215.5

7.30am: a/c S28W 3 pt z.z Log 241.5’

7.50am: a/c S15E 3 pt z.z Log 246.0’

10.0am: Commenced 2 pt z.z. Log 274.5

11.0am: a/c SSE 2 pt z.z. Log 288.0

11.46am: Slow

11.50am: Stopped & as required Log 298.0. Boarded Norwegian SS “Hansi” in 64 16 ½N, 9 50 ½E

Noon: Halten Lt Ho S68 ½W x Vaagsoen S7W x Almeningen S 29 ½E

0.20pm: Sea boat secured proceeded N16E 3 pt z.z. 46 revs

1.30pm: Kya Isd abm dist 10’

3.0pm: a/c S19W 3 pt z.z. 46 revs Log 32.5

4.13pm: a/c N8W to close trawler Log 49.0’

4.36pm: a/c S80E Log 53.8’ 3pt z.z. 2° leeway South course

6.17pm: a/c N80W Log 75.0 3 pt z.z.

8.0pm: a/c S39E 3 pt z.z. 2° leeway on Eastern leg

8.40pm: Obs. steamer a/c S5E Log 106.0’ 50 revs

9.37pm: Stopped 119.0 log

9.50pm: Boarded Norwegian SS “Ingerjohanne” in 64 24N, 9 58E

10.55pm: Sent Armed Guard on board steamer & dispatched to Kirkwall in charge Mid Fainnie

11.10pm: Sea boat returned , hoisted

11.15pm: Proceeded N8E 2 pt z.z. Log 120.3 & 46 revs

Number on sick list: 5


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26 June 1915

At Sea

Lat 64.36, Long 10.01

1.30am: a/c S10W 3 pt z.z. Log 148.1

2.30am: Allowed 2° leeway on Eastern course

3.30am: Kya Island S56E a/c N8E 3 pt z.z Log 174.7, allowed 2° leeway on W’ly course

5.30am: a/c S10W 3 pt z.z. Log 199.3; 2° leeway

7.30pm: a/c N8E 2 pt z.z. Log 226.1. Kya Island S43E

9.0am: a/c S10W 3 pt z.z. Log 243.7 2° leeway on Eastern course

10.45pam: a/c S46W 3 pt z.z. Log 267.0’

11.30am: a/c S33E 55 revs Log 276.3’

11.55am: Stopped & as required Log 283.1

Noon: Kya Isd 37° x Rodo 83° x Almeningen 181°

Noon: Boarded Norwegian SS “Fædreland” in 64 22N, 10 01E. All correct, allowed to proceed

1.15pm: Proceeded N17W

1.48pm: Stop 6.9 log

2.0pm: Lowered sea boat brought C. Offs HMS Trawler “Tenby Castle” on board

3.08pm: Boat left with Lt McGill & C. Off (T.C.) for “Tenby Castle”

3.23pm: Boat hoisted & secured

3.25pm: Proceeded N79E 3 pt z.z. 46 revs

4.23pm: a/c N80W 3 pt z.z. Log 17.0

6.0pm: a/c S81E 3 pt z.z. Log 38.2’

7.30pm: a/c N80W 3 pt z.z. Log 57.1

8.30pm: a/c N8E 3 pt z.z. Log 70.6’

9.30pm: a/c S11W 3 pt z.z. Log 83.4’

10.30pm: a/c N8E Log 96.0 3 pt z.z.

11.30pm: a/c S11W 3 pt z.z. Log 108.7’

Number on sick list: 4


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27 June 1915

At Sea

Lat 64.61, Long 9.66

0.30am: a/c N8E 3 pt z.z. Log 121.1’

1.30am: a/c S11W 3 pt z.z. Log 134.0’

2.30am: a/c N8E 3 pt z.z. Log 147.5’

3.30am: a/c S11W 3 pt z.z. Log 159.5’

4.30am: a/c N8e 3 pt z.z. Log 172.5’

5.30am: a/c S11W 3 pt z.z. Log 184.8’

6.30am: Halten Lt Ho S25W Estimated dist 8’, a/c N8E 3 pt z.z. Log 197.6

7.30am: a/c S11W 3 pt z.z. Log 210.7’

8.30am: a/c N8e 3 pt z.z. Log 224.0’

9.45am: Divisions, Prayers, Read “Articles of War”, Captain’s Inspection & Rounds

10.02am: a/c South 3 pt z.z. Log [2]43.5’, allowed 2° leeway on Eastern leg

11.0am: a/c N8E 3 pt z.z. Log 256.1’,allowed 2° leeway on Western leg

Noon: a/c South 3 pt z.z. Log reset 268.2

1.0pm: a/c S80E 3 pt z.z. Log 12.9’

1.30pm: a/c N8E log 19.3’ 2 pt z.z.

2.30pm: a/c S10W 3 pt z.z. Log 30.2’

3.10pm: a/c N8E 2 pt z.z. Log 38.2’

3.30pm: a/c S18E Log 41 to close steamer

4.25pm: Slow, a/c S776W

4.28pm: Stop Log 58.1

4.30pm: Boarded Norwegian SS “Raftsund” in 64 22N, 10 02E; Kya Island N99E x Rodo Lt Ho S59E x Almeningen S18E

4.45pm: Sounded 85 fms sand & shells. Sent armed guard on board SS & dispatched to Kirkwall

5.0pm: Signalled HMS “Victorian”. Boat alongside from “Victorian” for dispatches

5.10pm: Boat left

5.32pm: Boarding boat returned & hoisted. Proceeded N33E to close “Tenby Castle” 46 revs

5.46pm: Stop & as required. Sent boat for Lt McGill

6.15pm: Boat hoisted

6.23pm: Proceeded West 50 revs Log 61.0

7.35pm: Halten Lt Ho abeam South 11.0’ Log 77.2’

10.05pm: Challenged HMS “Ebro”

10.30pm: “Ebro” closing “Teutonic”

10.55pm: Slow

10.44pm: Stop Log 121.0’

10.50pm: “Ebro’s” boat alongside

11.0pm: Boat left

11.07pm: Proceeded N89W 50 revs 1° leeway

Number on sick list: 4


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28 June 1915

At Sea

Lat 63.48, Long 0.75

5.30am: a/c N87W allowed 1° leeway Log 212.1

7.15am: Hands wash down decks

4.0pm: Commenced 2 pt z.z.

4.30pm: Challenged HMS “Alsatian”

4.58pm: Stop Log 85.2

5.0pm: Boat left ship with dispatches to Admiral. Engines as required

6.27pm: Boat returned & hoisted

5.40pm: Took station ESE 5 cables from “Alsatian” course S45W Log 86.2. Revs as required keeping station

6.30pm: Station ESE 10 cables commenced 2 ½ pt z.z. Log 98.9’

7.08pm: Parted company a/c S42W 2 pt z.z. Log 106.0’ 50 revs

Number on sick list: 5


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[ed note: Inserted page partially covers remark column, June 28th, 1915]


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29 June 1915

At Sea

Lat 59.81, Long -6.21

4.0am: a/c S64W 3 pt z.z. Log 232.4

9.37am: Fog setting in. Reduced to 40 revs & straight course. Log 313.6

11.40am: Closed N°3 watertight doors

0.20pm: Clearing, commenced 3 pt z.z. & increased to 46 revs

0.55pm: Lat by ex meridian sunset 59.36N

3.35pm: a/c S15E Log 46.7

3.50pm: Commenced 2 pt z.z.

4.34pm: Made circle to port log 61.0

4.45pm: Stop & as reqd. Boarded Danish schooner “Rossing” all correct in 59 05N, 6 45W

5.12pm: Proceeded N70W 50 revs 2 pt z.z.

5.40pm: Stop Log 69.6. Picked up buoy newly painted marked “Cubano Tonsberg” in 59 05N, 7 02W

6.0pm: Proceeded N70W 2 pt z.z.

6.40pm: Stop Log 80.7. Hail British ST “John S. Boyle” A 252 in 59 05N, 7 20W

6.53pm: Proceeded N70W 2 pt z.z. 55 revs

7.45pm: a/c S65W 3 pt z.z. 46 revs Log 94.5

10.46pm: Slow

10.55pm: Stop Log 136.4

11.05pm: Boarded Danish schooner “Urda” in 58 48N, 8 31W. All correct

11.35pm: Boat hoisted

11.40pm: Proceeded S65W 3 pt z.z. 46 revs

Number on sick list: 4


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[ed note: Inserted page of Soundings taken from11.15am to 5.0pm partially covers Patent Log, Distance run, Standard compass courses and Weather data June 29th, 1915]


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30 June 1915

At Sea

Lat 57.06, Long -8.16

3.30am: Land brg S7E Log 188.3

6.10am: a/c S25E 3 pt z.z. Log 225.0

6.29am: St Kilda N62E Log 228.0

7.50am: St Kilda N51E Log 251.0

9.40am: a/c S26W Log 278.9’, signalled British SS “Mombassa

9.45am: Divisions prayers, hands prepare ship for port

9.58am: Resumed course Log 283.5

11.45am: Signalled Norwegian SS “Norma

0.30pm: a/c S10E 3 pt z.z.

1.0pm: Barra Hd S53E Dist 13 miles Log 16.3’. Paid Seamen, Cooks, Stewards, Carpenters

3.56pm: Skerryvore Lt Ho S83E 12.0’

6.30pm: Oversay Lt Ho S38E Log 102.3’

7.15pm: Signalled HMS “Motagua” re W/T message

7.23pm: Oversay Lt Ho ESE a/c S36E 3 pt z.z. Log 116.7[?]

7.30pm: Signalled Oversay War Signal Station

9.0pm: Increased to 65 revs & 2 pt z.z.

9.25pm: Made circle to starboard round object in water

10.0pm: a/c S4E Log 164

10.30pm: Commenced 2 pt z.z.

11.0pm: Maidens abm 5 ¾’ Log 182.3

11.51pm: Mew Island abm Log 197.9

Number on sick list: 2


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LOGS FOR JULY 1915


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1 July 1915

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

0.17am: Skulmartin S70W x Mew Isd N43W

1.59am: Chickens Lt S11E Log 237.6

2.23am: Chickens abm a/c S47E 2 pt z.z. Log 247.6

2.45am: Replied to challenge by Spanish head W.S.S.

4.55am: Challenged destroyer

6.30am: Bar Lt V abm. Handed log 320.1

6.45am: Slow passing dredger

6.51am: Formby Lt V abm, half speed

6.53am: Slow

6.55am: Stop

7.02am: Tender “Magnetic” alongside. Pilot Mr Davis on board

7.04am: Full speed

7.08am: C1 Bell Buoy abm

7.22am: C8 Bell Buoy abm

7.37am: Rock Lt Ho abm

7.50am: Stop, let go Star anchor 60 fms in 11 fms

9.0am: Commenced swinging to flood

11.15am: Tender alongside with mail

11.40am: Tender left

0.55pm: Stand by. Hands to stations

1.10pm: Anchor aweigh, slow ahead

1.56pm: Alongside River Wall

2.03pm: Entered Sandon Basin

2.16pm: Made fast in Sandon Basin

3.26pm: Proceeding

3.30pm: Entered Huskisson Dock

3.43pm: Entered Canada Basin

4.15pm: Come alongside HMS “Cedric” & made fast in N° 1 Branch Canada

5.45pm: 2 Armed guards returned from HMS “Eagle”

Coal on board on arrival: 584 tons

Number on sick list: 2


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[ed. note: Inserted pages of Soundings taken between 4.30am and 6.20pm and Channel Courses partially obscure Patent Log, Distance Run & Standard Compass Courses columns, July 1st, 1915]


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2 July 1915

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

6.0am: Shifted berth to N side Canada Dock

9.0am: Started coaling ship

11.45am: One rating left for RN Barracks

6.0pm: Discharged C Russell D.D.

9.0pm: Shore gang stopped coaling


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3 July 1915

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.0am: Shore gang resumed coaling

9.0am: Hands employed drawing stores with Gunner, and as requisite

12.0am: Dinner

5.15pm: Escort returned from HMS “Eagle”


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4 July 1915

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.20am: Resumed coaling ship

9.0am: Midshipman Parker joined ship

11.30am: Stopped coaling

2.30pm: Shifted berth across Canada Dock

4.30pm: Resumed coaling


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5 July 1915

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.0am: Called all Hands. Hauled ship out to allow lighters to pass inside

9.30am: Hands employed in getting in stores

11.45am: 1 RFR Stoker from HMS “Eagle” joined ship

1.30pm: Hands employed in painting and shifting ship

9.0pm: Armed guard returned (Lieut Stone, 1 PO and 4 seamen)


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6 July 1915

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.15am: Shore gang commenced coaling

8.30am: Hands fall in, employed setting up and renewing fore rigging and as requisite

12.0am: Dinner

1.30pm: Hands employed as requisite

4.0pm: Leave to 2nd part Port Watch till 7.30am


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7 July 1915

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.30am: Hands employed in hauling ship off, shore gang started coaling

8.30am: Hands employed refitting rigging, drawing carpenters stores, cleaning ship and as requisite

12.0am: Dinner

1.30pm: Hands fall in employed in refitting rigging, getting in stores

5.0pm: Leave 2nd part of Watch till 7.30am


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8 July 1915

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.10am: Shore gang commenced coaling

Hands employed refitting fore rigging and getting in stores

Hands employed in painting funnels, refitting rigging, drawing stores, storing provisions

4.30pm: Leave 1st part Port Watch till 7am


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9 July 1915

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

8.45am: Hands employed in cleaning ship

12.0am: Dinner

Hands cleaning ship, painting funnels, blacking down rigging, and shifting ship to Western end of Canada Basin

5.0pm: Leave to Port Watch & 2nd part Star Watch until 10.30pm

7.30pm: 1 fireman brought aboard drunk by civil police


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10 July 1915

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

Amount of coal on board leaving berth 4961 tons

6.47am: Left berth and engs as required. Pilot Parkinson

7.14am: Entered Huskisson Basin assisted by tugs “Hornby” & “Huskisson” foreward & “Waterloo” (aft)

8.0am: Entered Sandon Basin

8.10am: Made fast in basin

9.35am: Cast off from shore

9.57am: Entered River Mersey & cast off tugs

10.0am: Half ahead both

10.13am: Stop, let go Star anchor 75 fthms of cable

11.0am: Launch left ship. Hands employed in cleaning ship

1.0pm: Steam cutter returned with 2 stokers under police escort

2.0pm: Steam cutter left with pilot

4.20pm: Steam cutter returned with 16 stokers

5.30pm: Ship swing to flood tide

5.35pm: Steam cutter left

6.45pm: Evening Quarters and night defence stations

7.45pm: Steam cutter returned with 2 stokers under police escort

8.0pm: Steam cutter hoisted & turned in

9.10pm: Commenced to heave short

9.34pm: Anchor aweigh, dead slow ahead both

10.5pm: Rock Light abeam

10.20pm: Half speed ahead

10.30pm: C8 Bell Buoy abm

10.54pm: C4 Red Buoy abm

10.58pm: C1 Bell Buoy abm

11.13pm: Formby Light Vessel abm

11.16pm: Slow ahead

11.30pm: Bar Light Vessel abm

11.35pm: Set course N47W 60 revs streamed Bridge log

12.0pm: Streamed poop log

Number on sick list: 4


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[ed. note: Inserted pages of Channel Courses partially obscure Patent Log, Distance Run & Standard Compass Courses columns, July 10th, 1915]


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11 July 1915

At Sea

Lat 55.35, Long -6.66

Midnight: Started 2 pt zigzag on N47W log 5.8

0.40am: Stopped Star engine for engineers purposes

0.46am: Proceeded 60 revs on both engines

3.30am: a/c N4W 2 pt zigzag log 59.6

4.0am: Chickens Lt brg S72E 1 ½’ dist, log 67.3, increased to 65 revs

5.45am: South Rock L.V. abm brg S86W log 92.0’

6.45am: Challenged by Orlock Hd War Signal Station

7.12am: Mew Isd Lt Ho abm dist 6 miles brg S80W log 114.0

8.0am: a/c N29W 2 pt zigzag log 126.5

8.46am: Maidens Lt Ho abm brg S61W log 138.0

9.25am: Tor head N35W, Mull of Catyre N18E, Garrow Pt N85W

10.10am: Challenged by War Signal Station on Tor Head

10.37am: Fair Head S20W 1 ½’ log 167.5

1.58am: a/c N48W 3 pt zigzag log 173

0.45pm: a/c N4W 3 pt zigzag log 12.0

1.05pm: Allowed 2° leeway on Eastern leg of z.z.

5.0pm: Allowed 3° leeway on Eastern leg of z.z.

7.0pm: a/c N27W 3 pt zigzag log 101.0

Barra head brg N73E 12’

9.0pm: Reduced to 50 revs

12.0pm: Sounded no bottom

Number on sick list: 4


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[ed note: July 11th, 1915 Duplicate page (identical to the page above)]


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12 July 1915

At Sea

Lat 58.96, Long -8.06

3.15am: a/c N60E 3 point zigzag log 212.0

Heavy W’ly swell

6.0am: Allowed 2° leeway on Eastern leg z.z.

7.0am: Obs. land brg S31E log 62.6

7.10am: Hands fall in cleaning ship as req.

8.0am: Commenced 2 pt zigzag, no leeway

0.25pm: a/c N52E 2 pt zigzag log 5.6’

3.50pm: Handed after log to examined rotator, then streamed & set same as bridge log

4.0pm: John Jones, trimmer, MN° 5/a N° 366, found missing

5.0pm: Sighted wreckage (timber) helm hard aport

5.58pm: Proceeded on course

6.50pm: Passed trawler “Nellie Bruce” G.Y. 494 steering SE

8.15pm: Commenced 3 pt z.z. log 113.5

9.15pm: Passed trawler “Seriema” G.Y. 504 steering North

10.35pm: a/c S52W 3 pt zigzag log 145

11.0pm: a/c N17E 3 pt zigzag log 151.3

Number on sick list: 5


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13 July 1915

At Sea

Lat 62.63, Long -4.15

0.32am: Obs Sydero Is brg N35W log 170’

2.56am: Sydero SW extremity abm brg N73W log200.5

3.05am: Commenced 4 pt zigzag log 202.6

5.0am: Fuglö Is brg N5E Little Dimon N75W

5.35am: Obs. Nolso Lt Ho brg N40W log 232.8

6.0am: Commenced 3 pt zigzag & challenged HMS “Cedric”

6.30am: Commenced 2 pt zigzag log 244.0

6.55am: Stopped Log 249.3, handed logs and engines as required

7.0am: Boat from “Cedric” alongside with armed guard for HMS “India”

7.5am: Boat left

7.10am: Half ahead 50 revs a/c N72E 2 pt zigzag, streamed logs

1.0pm: a/c N82E to close schooner “Flid” of Tonaberg

2.19pm: Stop, Log 31.5, handed log

2.21pm: Lowered star boat to board ship, engines as required

2.45pm: Boat returned, hoisted and secured. Vessel allowed to proceed. Lat 62 56N, Long 3 16W

3.30pm: a/c S82E 2 pt zigzag log 39.5

4.20pm: a/c S49E log 50.8 to close Norwegian ketch “Ambrosia”, Hagesund to Iceland

4.41pm: Stop log 55.5 and handed

4.49pm: Lowered Star boat

5.0pm: Papers OK vessel allowed to proceed

5.4pm: Boat returned

5.9pm: Boat secured, slow ahead and swung ship of Deviations

5.57pm: Proceeded S82E 2 pt zigzag 48 revs, streamed log

7.0pm: a/c S83E 2 pt zigzag log 68.9

8.17pm: Reduced 47 revs 3 pt zigzag log 85.4

12.0pm: a/c S85E 3 pt zigzag 47 revs

Number on sick list: 5


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14 July 1915

At Sea

Lat 62.78, Long 3.18

6.0am: Sighted HMS “India” challenged & replied

7.0am: Closed “India”

7.4pm: Stop handed log 226.5

7.15am: Boat from “India” alongside & received armed guard

7.25am: Boat left

7.28am: Proceeded 46 revs S9W 3 pt zigzag streamed log

10.35am: Stopped Port engine for engineers purposes, Star engine increased to 50 revs

10.40am: Proceeded 46 revs both engines

10.42am: Increased to 55 revs

10.45am: Reduced to 46 revs a/c S35E to close “Orcoma” log 267.1

11.30am: Stop log 277.5

11.35am: “Orcoma” boat alongside

11.43am: Boat left

11.45am: Proceeded N13E 3 pt zigzag log streamed

4.0pm: a/c S23W 3 pt zigzag log 50.3

7.28pm: a/c N45W log 95, passed Norwegian whaler “Orn”: Lat 63 00N, Long 2 49E

8.0pm: a/c N23E 3 pt zigzag log 101.5

11.0pm: a/c S19W 3 pt zigzag log 140

Number on sick list: 4


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15 July 1915

At Sea

Lat 63.61, Long 2.85

3.0am: a/c N13E 3 pt zigzag log 192.0

3.53am: a/c N40W to close steamer log 203.0

4.17am: Stop log 208.0, handed log

4.18am: Slow astern & lowered sea boat, engines as required for boarding SS “Hai” (Norwegian), allowed to proceed. Lat 62 55N, Long 2 55E

4.40am: Boat hoisted and proceeded on N13E 3 pt zigzag 46 revs, streamed log

8.0am: a/c S17W 3 pt zigzag log 250.9

9.0am: a/c N13W 3 pt zigzag log 263.5

9.10am: Obs. barrel, hard astarboard log 265.7

9.15am: Slow

9.16am: Stop handed log 266.7, engines as reqd to pick up barrel

9.37am: Proceeded N13E 3 pt zigzag 46 revs, streamed log

10.12am: Dropped target for practice 1” aiming rifle log 273. Engines and helm as required for circling target

12.0am: Stopped & picked up target

0.14pm: Proceeded S11W 3 pt zigzag 46 revs log 6.4’

2.40pm: Stopped lowered sea boat to board ST “Jarnbarden” towing sailing ship “Aries” log 31.0, engines as req for boarding Lat 63 10N, Long 2 56E. Papers OK, allowed to proceed

3.23pm: Boat returned, hoisted and secured

3.25pm: Proceeded N13E 3 pt zigzag 46 revs

4.30pm: Remained on E leg of zigzag

4.45pm: Stop log 48.7. Lowered sea boat to board Norwegian sealer “Skansen” Lat 63 26N, Long 3 01E, circled round her & sent stores to vessel. Allowed her to proceed

7.5pm: Sea boat hoisted & secured

7.9pm: Proceeded 46 revs S16W 3 pt zigzag log 49.4

9.40pm: a/c N13E 3 pt zigzag log 81.5

Midnight: a/c S16W 3 pt zigzag log 112’

Number on sick list: 5


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16 July 1915

At Sea

Lat 62.91, Long 3.33

0.22am: a/c SE 69 116 to close steamer

1.04am: Stop log 126

1.05am: Lowered sea boat to board SS “General Radetzky” (Russian) Lat 63 21N, Long 3 20E, papers OK, allowed steamer to proceed at 1.35

1.50am: Sea boat secured proceeded S33W 2 pt zigzag 46 revs

4.0am: a/c N13E 3 pt zigzag

8.0am: a/c s16W 3 pt zigzag

Noon: a/c N6E 3 pt zigzag

0.10pm: a/c N2E 3 pt zigzag log 2.0’

4.0pm: a/c S16W 3 pt zigzag log 51.0

6.48pm: a/c S80E log 87.4 to close steamer

7.06pm: Stop log 90.8

7.7pm: Lowered boat to board Norwegian sealer “Verdmann” (auxiliary steam) Lat 63 07N, Long 3 07E

7.20pm: Boat returned, papers OK, allowed vessel to proceed

7.27pm: Boat hoisted and secured

7.30pm: Proceeded S16W 2 pt zigzag 46 revs

8.30pm: a/c N6E 3 pt zigzag log 103.9

8.55pm: Manoeuvred round object log 109.5

9.12pm: Proceeded N6E 3 pt zigzag log 111.5

Midnight: a/c S16W 3 pt zigzag log 144.9

Number on sick list: 4


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17 July 1915

At Sea

Lat 61.88, Long 3.1

4.0am: a/c N13E 3 pt zigzag log 195.0

6.0am: a/c S16W 2 pt zigzag log 218.3

10.20am: Obs. land brg SE

11.52am: Point of land brg S53E log 291.9

12.0am: a/c N14E 2 pt zigzag log 293.6

0.25pm: a/c N12E 3 pt zigzag log 5.1

0.45pm: a/c N34E to close steamer log 9.4

2.45pm: Stop log 36.5

2.47pm: Lowered sea boat to board sealer “Eksla” (Norwegian) Lat 62 23N, Long 3 32E, engines as required

3.5pm: Sea boat returned, allowed vessel to proceed

3.10pm: Sea boat secured & proceeded N1E 2 pt zigzag 46 revs

9.0pm: a/c N14E 3 pt zigzag log 112.0

10.0pm: Allowed 1° leeway on Western leg z.z.

10.30pm: a/c S16W 3 pt zigzag, log 132.2, allowed 1° leeway on Eastern leg of z.z.

Number on sick list: 4


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18 July 1915

At Sea

Lat 63.1, Long 2.58

4.0am: a/c N14E 3 pt zigzag log 204.5

8.0am: a/c S16W 3 pt zigzag log 255.3

9.40am: a/c WSW log 277.2 to close steamer

10.0am: a/c W log 287.3

11.18am: Stop log 299.6

11.20am: Lowered boat to board steam trawler “Seyfort” (?) (Norwegian): Lat 63 05N, Long 2 28E

11.40am: Allowed vessel to proceed, boat returned & hoisted

11.45am: Proceeded S33E 3 pt zigzag 46 revs

0.55pm: a/c N13E 3 pt zigzag log 11.8 1° leeway

4.0pm: a/c S16W 3 pt zigzag log 50.7 1° leeway

6.40pm: Allowed 2° leeway

8.0pm: a/c N13E 3 pt zigzag log 102 Leeway 2°

12.0pm: a/c S16W 3 pt zigzag log 154.0

Number on sick list: 4


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19 July 1915

At Sea

Lat 63.71, Long 2.78

1.14am: a/c S22E 55 revs to close steamer steering ESE log 176.1

2.0am: Vessel allowed to proceed flying clearance flag, reduced 46 revs

2.9am: Resumed course Log 183.4

4.0am: a/c N13E 3 pt zigzag log 206.5

8.0am: a/c S16W 3 pt zigzag log 258.6

8.20am: a/c N65W log 262.8 to close vessel

9.47am: Stop 282.3. Engines as reqd for boarding Floating Crane “Grúa Flotante N° 1” from Buenos Aires to Archangel, Lat 63 28N, Long 2 16E

9.55am: Sea boat lowered

10.34am: Sea boat returned, vessel allowed to proceed

10.40am: Boat secured

10.50am: Proceeded S76E 3 pt zigzag 46 revs log 283.0

0.30pm: a/c S16W 3 pt zigzag log 6

1.55pm: a/c S80E log 24.6 to close ship

2.36pm: Stop log 33.6

2.40pm: Sea boat lowered to board Norwegian S.T. “Merkur” hulk “Trio” in tow; Lat 63 27N, Long 3 17E. Engines as required

3.18pm: Sea boat secured, vessel allowed to proceed

3.20pm: Proceeded N74W straight course 46 revs log 34.0

4.0pm: a/c S16W 3 pt zigzag

4.30pm: Remained on E’ly course of z.z. log 47.0 to close steamer

6.58pm: Stop log 85.0

7.25pm: Lowered sea boat to board SS “Gotaland” (Swedish) Lat 62 51N, Long 3 31E

7.25pm: Vessel allowed to proceed, sea boat hoisted

7.30pm: Proceeded N55E 46 revs

7.56pm: Stop log 89.6

8.0pm: Lowered sea boat to board SS “Skallagrim” Lat 62 54N, Long 3 38E

8.17pm: Allowed vessel to proceed, boat returned & secured

8.23pm: Proceeded N17W 3 pt zigzag 46 revs, log 90.0

12.0pm: a/c S16W 3 pt zigzag, log 136

Number on sick list: 3


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20 July 1915

At Sea

Lat 62.75, Long 2.98

1.45am: Challenged & replied HMS “Orcoma”

4.0am: a/c N13W 3 pt zigzag log 186.6

8.0am: a/c S16W 3 pt zigzag log 236.8 leeway 2°

12.0am: a/c N13E 3 pt zigzag 46 revs log 287.5

2.05pm: 3 pt zigzag 46 revs log 23.5

4.0pm: a/c S16W 3 pt zigzag log 48.4, 2° leeway on Western leg of z.z.

6.37pm: Lat Moon 63 15N, Long Sun 3 08E

7.4pm: Commenced 2 pt zigzag log 86.5 no leeway

8.15pm: Commenced 3 pt zigzag log 102

Number on sick list: 3


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21 July 1915

At Sea

Lat 62.5, Long 3.0

2.0am: a/c N9E 3 pt zigzag log 176.0

5.15am: Passed Norwegian Tug “Bjorn”

8.0am: a/c S16W 3 pt zigzag log 254.2

8.50am: Challenged & replied HMS “Patuca” & remained on Easterly leg of z.z. log 265.1

9.07am: Stop log 268.0, engine & helm as reqd

9.24am: Lowered Port sea boat to take letter to “Patuca”

9.45am: Boat returned & hoisted

9.50am: Proceeded on Easterly leg of z.z. log 265.4, 46 revs

10.15am: Resumed 3 pt zigzag log 272.8

12.0am: Allowed 2° leeway on E’ly leg of z.z.

2.57pm: a/c S3E log 36 to close vessel

3.6pm: Passed Norwegian ketch “Vaevaag” of Kopervik, Lat 61 58N, Long 3 00E. Allowed to proceed

3.10pm: a/c N13E 2 pt zigzag log 38.0

5.30pm: a/c S16W 2 pt zigzag log 70.6

8.0pm: a/c N10E 3 pt zigzag log 101.6

12.0pm: a/c S16W 3 pt zigzag log 153.9

Number on sick list: 3


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22 July 1915

At Sea

Lat 62.13, Long 3.21

6.0am: a/c N13E 3 pt zigzag log 229’

7.15am: Hands fall in, wash decks & as requisite

8.18am: Allowed 2° leeway

10.0am: a/c S16W 2 pt zigzag log 218.3, allowed 2° leeway on W’ly leg of z.z.

12.0am: a/c N21W no zigzag 30 revs log 306.2; slow ahead while repairing aerial

1.30pm: a/c N11E 3 pt zigzag log 12.8, 46 revs

1.55pm: a/c N5E 2pt zigzag log 18.3

2.18pm: Stop log 23.8 & lowered boat to board Norwegian Sealer “Brandal” Lat 62 49N, Long 2 56E

3.39pm: Proceeded East slow log 23.9 awaiting instructions from S. O. 10th Cr Sq.

Allowed vessel to proceed at 4.45

5.0pm: a/c S24W 3 pt zigzag log 36, allowed 2° leeway on W’ly leg of z.z.

8.0pm: a/c N11E 3 pt zigzag log 65.0

8.20pm: a/c N63E straight course log 69.0, increased to 50 revs

11.30pm: a/c S62W 3 pt zigzag 46 revs, log 114.0

Number on sick list: 3


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23 July 1915

At sea

Lat 62.68, Long 3.11

2.0am: Allowed 2° leeway on S’ly leg of z.z.

3.0am: Passed Norwegian Trawler “Noreg” bound East

3.45am: Passed Norwegian Trawler “Sleipner” bound East

4.30am: a/c N11E 3 pt zigzag log 176.5

6.0am: a/c N3E log 196.0 to close vessel

6.15am: Stop log 199.6 lowered boat to board Norwegian sealer “Boo” Lat 62 17N, Long 2 58E, engines as required

7.15am: Lowered N° 4 boat to convey prize crew (Sub Lieut Wardrop, 1 PO and 4 seamen) to vessel

8.0am: Hoisted & secured sea boat

8.17am: Hoisted & secured N° 4 boat

8.30am: a/c N11E 3 pt zigzag 46 revs log 199.4

11.14am: Challenged & replied HMS “Patuca” a/c S40E log 234.5 engines as required

11.30am: Proceeded S18W 3 pt zigzag 46 revs log 237.4

4.0pm: a/c N11E 3 pt zigzag log 49.5

5.0pm: a/c N13E 3 pt zigzag log 63’. Evening Quarters & night defence stations

6.0pm: a/c S16W 3 pt zigzag log 76.2; Position by Obs. Lat 62 35N, Long 2 48E

8.25pm: a/c NNW log 108’ to close vessel

8.50pm: Stop log 113.0, engines as required to board Norwegian ST “Arne” Lat 62 09N, Long 2 56E

8.53pm: Lowered sea boat

9.13pm: Boat returned and allowed ship to proceed

9.15pm: Proceeded N13E 46 revs

10.0pm: N13E 3 pt zigzag 46 revs

Midnight: a/c S16W 2 pt zigzag log 148

Number on sick list: 3


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24 July 1915

At Sea

Lat 62.16, Long 2.5

4.0am: a/c N13E 3 pt zigzag log 201.5

6.15am: a/c N40W log 231.2 to close vessel

7.25am: a/c S80W 55 revs log 246.5. Passed trawler “Asvak” (Norge)

8.0am: a/c East log 256.4 reduced to 50 revs & passed British SS “Grangewood” steering South, flying clearance flag

9.0am: Stop log 271.0, handed log, engines as required to board Norwegian Whaler “Flidd” Lat 62 23N, Long 2 36E

9.3am: Lowered sea boat to board ship

9.30am: Boat returned & hoisted

11.0am: Lowered N° 7 boat with Armed Guard Sub Lieut Fairnie, 1 petty officer, 4 seamen. Vessel sent to Lerwick

11.50am: Boat returned and hoisted

0.05am: Streamed log & proceeded 50 revs on Starboard engine S36E 2 pt zigzag

1.30pm: Port engine repaired 46 revs both S36E 3 pt zigzag log 16

2.0pm: a/c S16W 3 pt zigzag log 22

4.0pm: a/c N13E 2 pt zigzag log 48

6.20pm: Sighted land brg South log 79.3

7.0pm: a/c East log 87.6 to pick up a buoy

7.07pm: Stop log 88.9 lowered sea boat to pick up buoy

7.20pm: Sea boat hoisted, proceeded S16W 2 pt zigzag 46 revs log 89.1

8.15pm: a/c N13E 3 pt zigzag log 101.0

11.55pm: Challenged & replied HMS “Patuca”

Midnight: a/c S16W 3 pt zigzag log 151.5

Number on sick list: 2


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25 July 1915

At Sea

Lat 61.96, Long 3.3

6.0am: a/c N13E 3 pt zigzag log 230.5

6.40am: a/c N28W to intercept steamer log 239.0

7.10am: Stop log 245.3

7.15am: Sea boat lowered to board Russian SS “Odessa” Lat 61 49N, Long 2 52E, engines as required

7.45am: Allowed steamer to proceed

8.0am: Sea boat secured, proceeded N28E 3 pt zigzag log 245.3; 46 revs

8.38am: a/c West to close steamer log 252.2

9.18am: Stop log 262.0, lowered sea boat to board Norwegian S.T. “Bjarne” Lat 61 54N, Long 2 36E

9.45am: Allowed ship to proceed, sea boat hoisted & proceeded S76E 3 pt zigzag 46 revs log 262.3

Noon: a/c N4E 3 pt zigzag log 290.8

0.15pm: Allowed 2° leeway on N’ly leg of z.z.

4.0pm: a/c S16W 3 pt zigzag log 52’

8.0pm: a/c N13E 3 pt zigzag log 104.6

8.45pm: Allowed 2° leeway on W’ly leg of z.z.

Midnight: a/c S16W 3 pt zigzag log 156.4

Number on sick list: 2


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26 July 1915

At Sea

Lat 61.91, Long 2.9

3.45am: Mean course S16W log 206.0

4.03am: a/c S60W log 209.7 to close steamer

4.19am: Stop log 213.2, engines as required to board Norwegian SS “Branca” Lat 61 54N, Long 2 58E

4.23am: Lowered sea boat

5.0am: Papers correct allowed vessel to proceed

5.10am: Sea boat returned & hoisted, proceeded N13E 3 pt zigzag, 46 revs, log 213.5

8.0am: S16W 3 pt zigzag log 249’

8.23am: Stopped Star engine for engineers purposes 50 revs on Port engine

11.20am: Stopped Port engine for engineers purposes log 285.8

11.50am: Port engine repaired 50 revs

Noon: a/c N13E 3 pt zigzag Log 287.2

0.21pm: Proceeded 46 revs on both engines

4.0pm: a/c S9W 3 pt zigzag log 51.0

5.36pm: a/c S18W log 71.2 to close vessel

5.55pm: Stop log 75.8, engines as reqd

6.0pm: Lowered sea boat to board British SS “Thurso” Lat 62 18N, Long 2 52E

6.30pm: Boat returned & hoisted

6.50pm: Proceeded N11E log 76.0 following SS “Thurso” awaiting orders from S. O. 10th Cr. Sq

9.04pm: Closed “Thurso” lowered sea boat to bring signalman off and allowed her to proceed

9.19pm: Sea boat hoisted & proceeded S16W straight course 50 revs log 96.0

10.30pm: a/c N21E 3 pt zigzag log 112.3

Midnight: a/c S16W 3 pt zigzag log 131.8

Number on sick list: 4


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27 July 1915

At Sea

Lat 62.0, Long 3.1

4.0pm: a/c N13E 3 pt zigzag log 183.3

8.0am: a/c S16W 3 pt zigzag log 233.9

Noon: a/c N9E 3 pt zigzag log 284.5

0.55pm: a/c ESE to intercept ship 50 revs log 11.1

1.44pm: Stop log 23.8

1.52pm: Lowered sea boat to board Norwegian motor boat “Cossack” Lat 62 07N, Long 3 28E, engines as required

2.10pm: Boat returned, allowed vessel to proceed

2.15pm: Boat hoisted, proceeded 46 revs N5W 2 pt zigzag log 24.0

4.0pm: a/c N35W to close ship log 46.5

4.07pm: Stop log 48.2, engines as required for boarding

4.12pm: Lowered sea boat to board Norwegian S.T. “Geir” Lat 62 26N, Long 3 11E

4.25pm: Boat returned & hoisted, allowed vessel to proceed

4.30pm: ProceededN76W 3 pt zigzag 46 revs log 48.2

5.0pm: a/c S16W 3 pt zigzag

7.15pm: Remained on W’ly leg of zigzag log 84.7 to close trawler

8.38pm: Stop log 102.3

8.43pm: Lowered sea boat to board Norwegian ST “Ran” Lat 61 54N, Long 2 27E

8.53pm: Allowed vessel to proceed

9.0pm: Sea boat hoisted & secured, proceeded N33E 3 pt zigzag 46 revs log 102.4

Number on sick list: 3


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28 July 1915

At Sea

Lat 62.2, Long 0.36

1.0am: a/c S16W 3 pt zigzag log 155.2

4.0am: a/c N76W 3 pt zigzag 50 revs log 193.6

7.15am: Circled to port round some wreckage in water log 240.8

7.20am: Resumed course log 241.9

8.40am: a/c N17W 3 pt zigzag log 60.9

9.30am: Remained on E’ly leg of zigzag log 272.0

9.50am: a/c WNW log 276.9 to close sailing vessel

10.18am: Stop log 283.6, engines as required

10.20am: Lowered sea boat to board Norwegian schooner “Patriot” Lat 62 12N, Long 0 45E

10.45am: Boat returned allowed her to proceed

10.55am: Proceeded N78W 2 pt zigzag 55 revs log 283.7

11.40am: Circled to Starboard some wreckage log 294.8

11.47am: Resumed course log 296.3

4.52pm: a/c N30W log 76.5 to intercept steamer

5.41pm: Stop log 89.4 & engines as required for boarding

5.46pm: Lowered sea boat & boarded Russian SS “Slavonik” Lat 62 10N, Long 2 05W (by Double Altitudes)

6.15pm: Boat returned and hoisted, allowed vessel to proceed

6.17pm: Proceeded S89W straight course 55 revs log 89.5

7.15pm: Commenced 2 pt zigzag log 105.3

7.34pm: a/c S79W log 115.5 to close HMS “Duke of Cornwall”

8.0pm: Stop log 117.1, lowered N° 6 boat to fetch armed guard and depatches

8.50pm: Boat returned & hoisted

8.55pm: Proceeded S74E 2 pt zigzag 50 revs log 117.1

Lat by Pole Star & Vega 62 02N

Number on sick list: 4


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29 July 1915

At Sea

Lat 62.23, Long 2.58

Course S74E 2 pt zigzag 50 revs

9.30am: a/c N13E 3 pt zigzag log 300.4’ 46 revs

11.0am: a/c N83W 3 pt zigzag log 318.8

0.43pm: Allowed 2° leeway on N’ly leg of z.z.

6.40pm: a/c Southern leg (S63W) log 87.0 to close A.B.S. “Ramsey”

7.16pm: Stop log 96.0, engines as required

7.20pm: Lowered sea boat

7.45pm: Sea boat returned with despatches & hoisted

7.55pm: Proceeded N74E 3 pt zigzag 46 revs log 96.1 Lat 61 58N, Long 0 07E

9.0pm: Allowed 2° leeway on S’ly leg of z.z.

Number on sick list: 3


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30 July 1915

At Sea

Lat 62.71, Long 3.2

3.45am: Passed Norwegian SS “Kong Erik”

4.40am: Allowed 2° leeway on both legs of z.z.

6.45am: a/c S16W 3 pt zigzag log 228

7.15am: a/c N13E 2 pt zigzag log 235

7.45am: a/c S16W 3 pt zigzag log 242

915am: a/c S75E straight course log 261.6

9.30am: a/c N13E straight course log 265.6

10.30am: a/c S16W 4 pt zigzag log 278.1

Court of Inquiry held to investigate disappearance of John Jones, trimmer, MN 5/a N° 366

11.30am: a/c N13E 4 pt zigzag log 291.3

0.15pm: a/c S16W 4 pt zigzag log 2.6

1.0pm: a/c S59E 3 pt zigzag log 12.9 46 revs

1.15pm: Allowed 2° leeway on N’ly leg of z.z.

2.12pm: a/c S68E 3 pt zigzag log 29.2

2.18pm: a/c S77E 3 pt zigzag log 30.0

2.30pm: a/c N79W log 33.0

2.46pm: Challenged HMS “Patuca”, replied

3.02pm: Stop log 40.2

3.06pm: Lowered sea boat to take despatch to “Patuca”

3.43pm: Sea boat returned & secured

3.45pm: Proceeded N3W 2 pt zigzag 46 revs, log 40.6. Long by obs. at 3.40: 3 25E

8.0pm: a/c S16W 3 pt zigzag, log 96

Midnight: a/c N13E 3 pt zigzag, log 149.8

Number on sick list: 3


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31 July 1915

At Sea

Lat 63.26, Long 3.01

4.0am: a/c S16W 3 pt zigzag, log 201.6

8.0am: a/c N16E 3 pt zigzag, log 255.5

Noon: a/c S16W 3 pt zigzag, log 307.6

2.0pm: a/c S to intercept steamer log 27.0

2.16pm: Passed Norwegian steamer “Reidar” Lat 63 00N, Long 3 01E

2.18pm: Resumed Eastern leg of z.z. log 30.7

3.53pm: Stop log 52.5

3.55pm: Lowered sea boat to board Norwegian ketch “Meuna”(?): Lat 62 49N, Long 2 32E

4.15pm: Sea boat returned & hoisted, allowed vessel to proceed

4.17pm: Proceeded N28E 3 pt zigzag 46 revs, log 42.3

4.36pm: Turned round in circle log 56.0

4.46pm: Stop log 57.6; lowered sea boat and picked up two cases of eggs: Lat 62 53N, Long 2 34E

5.16pm: Boat hoisted & secured

5.17pm: Proceeded N28E 3 pt zigzag 46 revs, log 57.6

7.10pm: Reduced to 30 revs & steered straight course N28E

8.10pm: a/c S16W straight course log 89.5

11.30pm: Log line & rotator carried away

11.50pm: New log line streamed

Midnight: a/c N13E log 118.5

Number on sick list: 3



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LOGS FOR AUGUST 1915


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1 August 1915

At Sea

Lat 62.95, Long 3.03

5.30am: Commenced 3 pt zigzag

5.42am: a/c NNE log 157.6 to close steamer

6.0am: Stop log 161.0 engines as required for boarding purposes

6.10am: Sea boat away to board Russian SS “Alexander Wentgell”: Lat 63 08N, Long 2 46E

6.30am: Boat returned allowed to proceed

6.35am: Boat secured & proceeded S16W 3 pt zigzag 46 revs remaining on E’ly leg of z.z. until 7.30

8.04am: a/c ESE log 179.5 to close steamer

8.22am: a/c East log 180.4

8.30am: Resumed course remaining on W’ly leg of z.z. until 9.0

10.0am: a/c N13E 3 pt zigzag log 203.5

3.0pm: a/c S16W 3 pt zigzag log 39.3

6.15pm: Challenged HMS “Patuca”

6.30pm: Remained on W’ly leg of z.z. log 87.6

6.44pm: Slow log 89.5

6.54pm: Increased to 46 revs log 92.6 a/c N13E3 pt zigzag. “Patuca” in company; exchanging signals

7.25pm: “Patuca” parted company

9.30pm: a/c S16W 3 pt zigzag log 126.5

9.55pm: a/c N13E straight course 25 revs on account of fog, log 133.2

Number on sick list: 3


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2 August 1915

At Sea

Lat 62.51, Long 3.05

0.55am: Fog lifted, increased 46 revs N13E 3 pt zigzag, log 154.2

4.0am: a/c S16W 3 pt zigzag log 195.0

5.35am: Reduced to slow owing to fog & steered mean course S16W log 215.5

11.0am: Ship company paid

11.53am: Fog lifted, 40 revs. Exercised general Quarter Stations

0.30pm: Started 3 pt zigzag on S16W log 6.6

4.30pm: Made payment to ship’s company not paid during forenoon

5.3pm: Challenged HMS “Patuca”

5.16pm: Stop log 71.0

5.20pm: “Patuca’s” boat alongside with official papers

5.35pm: Boat left

5.50pm: Proceeded N13E 3 pt zigzag 46 revs, log 71.1

7.45pm: Reduced to 25 revs owing to fog

Number on sick list: 2


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3 August 1915

At Sea

Lat 62.58, Long 1.05

0.15am: Increased to 40 revs N13E 4 pt zigzag log 127.2

1.0am: a/c S45W 4 pt zigzag, log 135.5

2.0am: Reduced to 25 revs straight course S45W

5.0am: Stop & Fired 6” blank charge

5.3am: Proceeded N13E 25 revs, log 169.3

9.0am: a/c S16W fired 6” blank charge log 177.0

6.45am: 45 revs Challenged HMS “India”

8.30am: Challenged HMS “Virginian”

8.46am: Stop log 210.3

8.50am: Lowered sea boat & sent official papers to “Virginian”

9.27am: Sea boat returned & hoisted

9.35am: Proceeded S81W 50 revs

10.0am: Streamed Poop log

Noon: Started 2 pt zigzag, log 247.5

2.48pm: a/c S16W log 41.0 55 revs to close steamer

3.17pm: Stop log 47.9, engines as req’d for boarding

3.20pm: Lowered sea boat to board Norwegian SS “Stalheim”: Lat 62 29N, Long 0 17W

3.35pm: Boat returned & hoisted, allowed vessel to proceed

3.43pm: Proceeded N69W 2 pt zigzag 52 revs. Remained on N’ly leg of z.z. until 4.0

5.16pm: Allowed 1° leeway

Number on sick list: 2


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4 August 1915

At Sea

Lat 61.55, Long -9.08

0.22am: Reduced to 48 revs mean course N69W log 181.0

1.52am: Resumed 2 pt zigzag 52 revs, log 202.0

6.0am: a/c S64W 2 pt zigzag log 263.7

10.30am: Resumed 2 pt zigzag S64W log 333.0

3.0pm: a/c S23W 2 pt zigzag log 46.3

5.45pm: Long by Obs. 9 45W

6.0pm: a/c S25W 2 pt zigzag log 94.7

8.0pm: Challenged HMS “Ebro”

Number on sick list: 2


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5 August 1915

At Sea

Lat 56.85, Long -7.91

2.55am: Challenged HMS “Oropesa”

5.0am: a/c S28E 2 pt zigzag log 263.8

9.45am: Divisions, prayers, Hands employed in getting up hawsers and as required

11.0am: Commenced 3 pt zigzag 54 revs

Noon: a/c S9E 3 pt zigzag

0.50pm: Barra Hd N84E 8 182’ log 13.5. Challenged HMS “Alcantara”

2.04pm: Skerryvore S43E, Tiree S69E Barra Hd N18E log 33

3.19pm: Skerryvore abeam N81E 11 ½’ log 53.5

5.33pm: The Ho. S41 ½E, Sanaig Pt. S83E log 88.6

5.50pm: 2 pt zigzag on S9E log 93.1

6.30pm: Challenged by Oversay War S.S.

6.52pm: a/c S38E 2 pt zigzag 56 revs log 109.8

7.22pm: a/c S42E 2 pt zigzag log 117.6

8.25pm: 65 revs. log 135.0

8.37pm: Steered main course S42E log 138.4

9.02pm: Mull of Cantyre 4 pts log 144’ Challenged by War S.S.

9.10pm: Challenged HMS “Bitteren” & signalled Mull of Cantyre

10.27pm: Maidens Lt abm log 179

10.55pm: Black Hd abm log 83.5

11.20pm: Mews Is abm log 191.2 dist 4 ½’

Midnight: Skulmartin abm dist 9 ½’ log 204.0

Number on sick list: 2


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6 August 1915

At Sea

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

0.43am: a/c S4W log 209.3

1.57am: a/c S44E log 241.0

2.04am: Chickens Lt Ho. abm 1 ½’ log 243.3 & Langness Lt brg S38E

3.30am: Commenced 2 pt zigzag on S44E

5.35am: Reduced to 50 revs

5.38am: Bar Lt V abm log 309.9

5.56am: Formby Lt V. abm logs handed

5.59am: Stopped & Pilot Parkinson aboard from “Magnetic”

6.06am: C1 Bell buoy abm

6.12am: Received permission to enter river

6.19am: C8 Bell buoy abm

6.30am: Rock light abm. Engines as required to enter Dock assisted by tugs “Hornby”, “Alexandra”

7.04am: Entered Sandon Basin

8.25am: Made fast in basin

8.48am: Cast off from basin

8.50am: Entered Husskinson Basin & came alongside No.3 Branch NE side of Husskinson Dock at 9.15am

Leave granted to Star watch until noon Aug 10th hands employed in cleaning masts & painting funnels

Shore gang coaling.

6.30pm: Armed guard returned from HSM “Eagle” also 3 ratings joined ship

Amount of coal remaining: 778 tons

Number on sick list: 2


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7 August 1915

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

5.30am: Stopped coaling

Hands employed in painting funnels & hospital and as requisite

8.0am: Breakfast

Hands employed as before breakfast

1 fireman brought down under ships escort from police station

Dinner

1.15pm: Leave to Port watch (2nd part) until 8am


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8 August 1915

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

Hauled ship off to allow coal lighters to pass between ship and quay. Shore gang rigging coaling stages

Breakfast

8.30am: Shore gang started coaling

9.10am: Church part to HMS “Cedric”

10.10am: Church part returned

10.30am: Leave for 1st part Port watch until 7am

Dinner

Shore gang coaling


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9 August 1915

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

6.55am: Hauled ship off to place lighter aft on port quarter

7.0am: Shore gang coaling

Discharged 2 Privates RMLI to Head quarters

8.0am: Breakfast

9.0am: Hands employed in cleaning & painting out Hospital & Butchers flat and as required. Read warrant N° 26 & discharged 1 fireman to Walton Gaol

Dinner

Hands employed in painting & refitting Butcher’s flat

4.0pm: Leave to 2nd part Port watch until 7am

10.0pm: Shore gang stopped coaling


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10 August 1915

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

6.30am: Hauled ship off to shift coal lighters

8.0am: Shore gang started coaling

8.15am: Breakfast

Dinner

Noon: Port watch proceeded on leave until 9am Aug 14th

Hands employed in getting in stores

4.30pm: Leave to 1st Part Star watch until 8am

5.0pm: Hauled ship off to allow coal lighters to pass


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11 August 1915

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.0am: Shore gang started coaling

Breakfast

Hands employed in painting and drawing Boatswain’s stores

Dinner

1.15pm: Hands employed in painting, drawing stores & as requisite

5.0pm: Leave to 2nd Part Star watch until 8am


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12 August 1915

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.0am: Shore gang coaling

8.0am: Breakfast

8.30am: Hands employed in drawing stores and as requisite

9.0am: 2 Privates RMLI joined ship from Head Quarters

Dinner

1.15pm: Hands employed in provisioning ship and as required

5.0pm: Leave to 1st part Star watch until 8am

9.0pm: Shore gang stopped coaling


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13 August 1915

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.0am: Shore gang started coaling

8.15am: Breakfast

Hands employed in provisioning ship

Dinner

1.30pm: Hands employed in provisioning ship and as requisite

2.30pm: Shore gang finished coaling

3.30pm: Discharged Lieut Stone on sick leave

5.30pm: Leave to 2nd part of Star watch until 8 am


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14 August 1915

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.0am: Discharged 1 Ordinary Seaman to Chatham Depot

Breakfast

Hands employed cleaning ship, provisioning & as required

Discharged Asst. Eng. Gorst, referred to Naval Agent

Dinner

Hands employed in embarking stores & provisions

4.0pm: Leave to Star watch, 1st part of Port watch until 11pm


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15 August 1915

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

Draught on sailing Forward 31ft 5ins; Aft 29ft 2ins

Amount of coal on board: 4980 tons

7.15am: Hands employed in cleaning ship

Breakfast

9.0am: Hands employed getting up ammunition and as required

11.8am: Cast off & left berth assisted by tugs “Canning”, “Brocklebank” & “Huskisson”

11.12am: Slow ast Port & engs as required

11.40am: Entered Sandon Basin Pilot’s name Mr Mc Whor

12.0am: Made fast in Basin

1.30pm: Cast off & proceeded

1.33pm: Slow ahead star & engine as required

1.48pm: Full astern both

1.49pm: Entered river

2.4pm: Arrived at anchorage & let go Star anchor 75 fthms 13 fthms of water

2.30pm: Ship commenced to swing to ebb tide

3.03pm: Steam cutter away

4.03pm: Steam cutter returned

Anchor bearings at 5.00: Victoria Tower S2E, Seacombe Tower S27W , Egremont Stage S65 ½ W

5.10pm: Evening Quarters & Night defence stations

6.0pm: Steam cutter left with postman

8.0pm: Hove short to 45 fthms

8.25pm: Engines as required to assist ship to swing to flood tide

8.54pm: Steam cutter returned, hoisted & secured

9.40pm: Anchor aweigh, proceeded dead slow & engs & helm as required for Channel courses

10.22pm: Passed Rock Lt

10.50pm: C8 Bell Buoy abm

11.15pm: C1 BellBuoy abm

11.26pm: Formby Lt V abm

11.45pm: Bar Lt V abm increased to 65 revs, streamed Poop & Bridge logs, set course N53W

Midnight: Commenced 2 pt zigzag N53W

Number on sick list: 3


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16 August 1915

At Sea

Lat 55.41, Long -6.83

2.30am: Secured Foc’sle [ed. note: Forecastle] guns

3.52am: a/c N6W log 72.5

4.0am: Started 2 pt zigzag. Chickens Lt N40E, Langness Lt N72E, log 74.5

6.0am: South Rock Lt abm dist 6’ log 108.3

6.32am: Skulmartin Lt V abm dist 5’ log 118.0

6.45am: Challenged by Orlock Head

7.8am: Mew Is abm dist 4’ log 128.3. Remained on E'ly leg of z.z. until 7.30

7.55am: Maidens Lt. Ho N67W Black Hd S51W

8.0am: Maidens Lt Ho abm log 144.4 a/c N30W 2 pt zigzag

9.30am: Cheeshendum Bay S59W, Tor Pt N72W

9.10am: Challenged & replied HMS “Tara”

9.40am: Challenged by Tor Pt. Signal Station

9.45am: Divisions, Prayers & exercised G.Q. stations

9.50am: Tor Pt. S 41W, Altacarry Hd N33W

10.4am: Fair Head abm dist 1’ mile log 179.4

10.10am: a/c N72W log 182.1

10.15am: Rue Pt abm Bull Pt N27W log 183.0, a/c N48W straight course

10.27am: Bull Pt N16E, Sheep Is N87W

10.45am: Commenced 2 pt zigzag log 192.0

11.45am: Sounded 40 fthm stones

Noon: Inishtrahull N67 ½ W, Inishowen Head S36 ½W

0.10pm: Sounded 26 ½ fthms stones

0.15pm: a/c N6W 2 pt zigzag log 4.9

0.30pm: Sounded 35 fthms pebbles

3.0pm: Sounded 64 fthms sand

3.15pm: Obs. Skerryvore Lt Ho N60E log 56.8

3.48pm: Skerryvore Lt Ho 71° 17’ dist

3.55pm: Sounded 93 fthms sand

5.20pm: Sounded 65 fthms rock

5.40pm: Sounded 73 fthms small stones

6.0pm: a/c N27W 2pt zigzag, log 105.3; 65 revs. Barra Hd 68° dist 11 1/2'

6.12 to 6.40pm: Swung ship from East to West for Deviations

8.0pm: Sounded 75 fthms fine sand blk spks

9.20pm: Sounded 80 fthms fine sand blk spks

10.0pm: Sounded 70 fthms fine sand blk spks

10.45pm: Sounded no bottom

9.45pm: Log carried away

10.35pm: Log repaired & advance 12’

Midnight: a/c N11W 2 pt zigzag 60 revs

Number on sick list: 4


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17 August 1915

At Sea

Lat 59.71, Long -12.41

5.0am: a/c N75W log 292.8 to intercept steamer

5.16am: a/c N60W log 297.5

5.31am: a/c North log 300.7

5.32am: Stop & engines as required for boarding

5.35am: Lowered sea boat to board British SS “Lugue”: Lat 58 56N, Long 11 32W

6.20am: Sea boat returned & hoisted, allowed vessel to proceed

6.25am: Proceeded N8W 2 pt zigzag 62 revs log 301.3

9.16am: Slow both

9.26am: Stop log 351.5 engines as reqd for boarding

9.30am: Lowered sea boat to board Norwegian barque “Hebe”: Lat 59 36N, Long 12 17W

10.0am: Divisions, prayers. Both watches for exercise, sea boat returned to take armed guard on board Sub Lieut Nasymith 1 PO 6 seamen

11.29am: Sea boat hoisted

11.30am: Proceeded N8W 2 pt zigzag 60 revs, log 352.0

1.30pm: a/c N26W to intercept sailing vessel 2 pt zigzag log 25.6

2.22pm: Stop log 39.5

2.27pm: Lowered sea boat to board Norwegian S.V. “Dagmar”: Lat 60 10N, Long 13 05W

3.0pm: Sea boat returned

3.30pm: Sea boat left with armed guard Sub Lieut Fairnie, 1 PO, 4 men

3.50pm: Boat returned & hoisted, Challenged HMS “Orcoma”

4.15pm: Proceeded N5W 2 pt zigzag 60 revs, log 40.0

8.0pm: a/c N23E 2 pt zigzag 50 revs

8.10pm: a/c S8E 2 pt zigzag 60 revs, log 107.0

8.40pm: a/c S4E 2 pt zigzag log 114.1

Number on sick list: 6


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18 August 1915

At Sea

Lat 57.48, Long -10.01

8.27am: Challenged HMS “Changuinola”

10.0am: Signalled Norwegian 3 mast barque “Janna” Bergen to New York in ballast

11.46am: Obs. St Kilda brg East log 373.3

Noon: a/c S37E 2 pt zigzag log 377.1 & reset

4.15pm: Handed Bridge log to shorten line

4.40pm: Log streamed

5.30pm: Started 2 pt zigzag log 92.7

6.51pm: Obs. Skerryvore Lt Ho S50E log 115.5

7.30pm: Skerryvore brg S79E log 127

9.20pm: Oversay Lt 122° Dubh Artach 45°

10.16pm: a/c S36E 2 pt zigzag log 172.9

10.26pm: Oversay Lt 110° Inishtrahull 243°

10.38pm: Oversay Lt abm log 185.2 dist 10.5’

Midnight: Steered main course S36E

Number on sick list: 5


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19 August 1915

Greenock

Lat 55.9, Long -4.8

0.24pm: Rathlin Is abm, Mull of Cantyre S54E log 210

0.57am: Mull of Cantyre abm dist 2 ½’ Sanda S73E log 218

1.28am: a/c N79E 2 pt zigzag log 226.4

1.32am: Helm hard aport to clear steamer (HMS “Oropesa”)

1.35am: Resumed course

4.10am: Cumbrae Lt Ho abm dist ½’, log 273.4 a/c N24E

7.39am: Toward Lt Ho abm dist 1 ½’ received permission to enter harbour

5.0am: Handed logs

5.02am: Gantock Lt Ho abm dist ½’

5.5am: Passed boom defence

5.8am: Clock Lt Ho abm

5.27am: Stop both

5.30am: Half astern both

5.31am: Let go star anchor in 17 fthms

7.38am: Collier “Narwhal” alongside

8.35am: Started coaling

8.40am: Steam cutter left with postman

Draft on arrival Forward 30 ft 0 ins; Aft 27 ft 8 ins

Amount of coal on board 4205 tons

10.25am: Steam cutter returned

10.55am: Collier “Invergowrie” alongside

11.45am: 1 TGM joined ship

Noon: Dinner

1.0pm: Motor boat from RNTF Greenock alongside

1.15pm: Steam cutter away

2.10pm: Steam cutter returned

2.15pm: Steam cutter away

3.15pm: Steam cutter returned

3.30pm: RNTF motor boat left

Hands employed in painting ship

4.45pm: Steam cutter away

5.15pm: Collier “Bloodhound” alongside

6.45pm: Steam cutter away

7.35pm: Steam cutter returned

8.0pm: Ship swinging to ebb tide

Number on sick list: 5


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20 August 1915

Greenock

Lat 55.9, Long -4.8

Shore gang coaling

3.30am: Motor boat alongside from Naval Centre Greenock with package

4.40am: Collier “Lady of the Lake” alongside

6.0am: Stopped coaling

6.35am: Commenced coaling

6.53am: Signalled HMY“Nairn”

7.36am: Steam cutter away

Shore gang coaling

9.18am: Ship swing to ebb tide

9.25am: Collier “Narwhal” alongside

9.55am: Collier “Bloodhound” left

10.10am: Collier “Lady of the Lake” left

10.20am: Steam cutter left with N° 12 boat in tow

10.25am: Admiralty launch alongside with official papers for Captain

10.45am: Admiralty launch left

11.30am: Admiralty launch alongside

Dinner

0.15pm: Collier “Starlight” alongside

0.50pm: Collier “Lady of the Lake” alongside

1.0pm: SS “Lucullite” alongside with Admiralty stores

1.45pm: Collier “Bloodhound” alongside

8.35pm: Steam cutter away

9.15pm: Steam cutter alongside, Colliers “Starlight” and “Invergowrie” left

10.0pm: Collier “Bloodhound” left

10.15pm: Collier “Invergowrie” alongside

10.45pm: Admiralty launch N° 64 alongside with official papers for Captain

10.50pm: Admiralty supply boat “Lucullite” left

11.45pm: Ship swung to ebb tide

Number on sick list: 5


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21 August 1915

Greenock

Lat 55.9, Long -4.8

7.0am: Admiralty supply boat “Lucullite” alongside

7.40am: Steam cutter away

9.25am: Engines as required to swing ship for obtaining Deviations by Clach Bleinn

10.35am: Steam cutter returned with postman

10.45am: Steam cutter away

11.0am: Steam cutter returned

11.35am: Supply boat “Lucullite” left

Leave granted to Officers from 9.30am till 0.30pm and from 1.30pm until 5pm

0.45pm: Steam cutter alongside with officers returning from shore

1.10pm: Admiralty launch alongside

1.35pm: Steam cutter away

2.15pm: Steam cutter returned

2.17pm: Collier “Invergowrie” left

1.58-2.30pm: Engines as required to secure ship

2.30pm: Signalled S.Y.”Mairi”

2.45pm: Steam cutter left with letter for “Mairi”

3.20pm: Coaling finished. Colliers “Lady of the Lake” & “Starlight” left

3.25pm: Water boat “Effort” alongside

4.45pm: Steam cutter away

5.10pm: Water boat left

5.20pm: Steam cutter returned

6.45pm: Water boat “Effort” alongside

7.40pm: Water boat left

7.41pm: RNTF Motorboat alongside & delivered official papers to Captain

7.45pm: Steam cutter hoisted & secured

7.48pm: Hove short

8.14pm: Anchor aweigh

8.30pm: Proceeded N67W slow both

8.42pm: Roseneath beacon abeam

8.40pm: Kempock Pt abm a/c N88W

9.06pm: Chequered buoy abm, helm as required for rounding buoy

9.10pm: Cloch Lt abm

9.12pm: Passed boom defence a/c S32W 46 revs, streamed log

9.13pm: Gantock Lt abm

9.35pm: Skulmorlie buoy abm

9.36pm: Toward Lt abm 60 revs

10.6pm: Cumbrae Lt abm dist ½’ streamed poop log & set to 13.5 a/c S21W

10.49pm: Holy Is Lt ab, log 26.4 dist 1 ¼’

11.9pm: Pladda Lt abm a/c S80W log 33.0

Number on sick list: 5


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22 August 1915

At Sea

Lat 56.76, Long -9.61

0.24pm: Sanda Is Lt abm log 54.1, dist 2.5’

1.1am: Mull of Cantyre Lt abm, log 64.9 dist 2.4’

1.35am: Altacarry Lt abm dist 4.5’ log 74.5

2.58am: Oversay Lt abm dist 9.5’ log 96.2

3.30am: Commenced 2 pt zigzag on N13W log 105.9 allowed 2° leeway

7.45am: Obs.Barra Hd brg N41E log 181.2

8.15am: a/c N70W 2 pt zigzag log 190.0

9.30am: Lowered Starboard aerial to take a “turn” out

10.52am: Hoisted aerial

5.0pm: Steered mean course N70W

5.30pm: Commenced 2 pt zigzag log 90.1

6.45pm: Steered mean course N17W log 112

8.30pm: a/c N18E 2 pt zigzag log 140.6

0.0pm: a/c N19E 2 pt zigzag log 165.5

Number on sick list: 5


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23 August 1915

At Sea

Lat 61.66, Long -12.36

Heavy Westerly swell

8.25am: a/c N22E 2 pt zigzag log 338.5

9.0am: N° 3 watertight doors opened

9.15am: Steered mean course N22E log 351.0

Ship labouring, heavy WNW swell

2.50pm: a/c to examined fisherman’s buoy

2.53pm: Resumed course again

3.20pm: Passed S.T. “Bona” H 855 steering West

4.0pm: Heavy NW swell

9.42pm: Position by Stellar Obs. Lat 63 49N, Long 9 48W

Number on sick list: 3


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24 August 1915

At Sea

Lat 66.2, Long -1.98

2.40am: Bridge Log carried away

3.30am: Log repaired and advanced 15’

10.0am: Divisions, Prayers, hands employed in painting & as required

10.45pm: Challenged & Replied HMS “Columbella”

Number on sick list: 4


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25 August 1915

At Sea

Lat 71.33, Long 10.36

7.10am: Hands fall in, cleaning ship and as required

8.0am: a/c N48E log 359.4 passing cask, bales, cases of eggs, butter, etc, Lat 70 29N, Long 8 17E

8.30am: Started 2 pt zigzag on N48E log 368.5

9.25am: Divisions, Prayers, hands employed in cleaning ship & as required

2.0pm: a/c N46E 2 pt zigzag log 34.4

4.0pm: a/c N44E 2 pt zigzag log 67.7 2° leeway on Western leg of z.z.

4.5pm: Handed Bridge Log & streamed poop log on Port side

4.32pm: a/c N44E (no zigzag) 3° leeway log 69.5

9.0pm: a/c N74E 3° leeway log 135.5

11.30pm: Struck 8 bells & advanced clocks 1 hour (0.30am)

Number on sick list: 4


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26 August 1915

At Sea

Lat 73.78, Long 27.33

1.0am: Streamed bridge log & set it to poop log vig 180.6

5.0am: a/c N72E 2 pt zigzag 60 revs, log 195

Sounded from 2.0 to 6.0 at hourly intervals, no bottom

6.0am: a/c N70E 2 pt zigzag, log 260.0

Heavy SW’ly swell

9.10am: a/c S75E 2 pt zigzag, log 312.7

Noon: Heavy SW’ly swell

0.30pm: a/c S83E log 8.6; 2 pt zigzag

4.0pm: a/c S41E 2 pt zigzag, log 69.0

6.0pm: a/c S43E 2 pt zigzag, log 136.0

11.15pm: Passed 3 masted full rigged ship

11.30pm: Struck 8 bells and advanced the clocks 1 hour (0.30am)

Number on sick list: 4


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27 August 1915

At Sea

Lat 69.61, Long 40.61

4.50am: a/c S45E 2 pt zigzag, by 255.2; Commenced sounding at half hour intervals, no bottom

8.0am: a/c S46E 2 pt zigzag, log 322.4

Hands employed in getting torpedoes on deck, ready for transhipping

Noon: a/c S47E 2 pt zigzag, log reset

3.35pm: a/c S21E log 58.8, lowered Star aerial on deck to take turn out

4.0pm: Hoisted aerial

6.0pm: Obs. land on Port beam

6.08pm: Cape Kanin brg N79E

6.29pm: Slow both

7.30pm: a/c N55W 2 pt zigzag, log 112.9

8.30pm: Position by Star Obs. Lat 68 50N, Long 42 2E

10.0pm: a/c S50E 2 pt zigzag, log 146.0

Midnight: a/c N55W 2 pt zigzag, 174.1

Number on sick list: 3


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28 August 1915

At Sea

Lat 68.66, Long 42.93

2.0pm: a/c S50E 2 pt zigzag

4.0am: a/c N55W 2 pt zigzag, Cape Kanin bearing East

6.0am: a/c S50E 2 pt zigzag

8.13am: Stop both logs handed 287.9, Lowered sea boat to fetch captain of HMT “Bombardier”

8.25am: Boat returned

8.35pm: Boat hoisted & secured. Turned un life boats on port side

9.15am: “Lord Stewart” came alongside (Port side) to receive Government stores

9.33am: HMT “Bombardier” alongside “Lord Stewart”

10.0am: Hands employed transhipping stores on to “Lord Stewart”

12.0am: Dinner

1.20pm: Resumed transhipping torpedoes & stores

6.0pm: Finished transhipping torpedoes & stores, HMT “Bombardier” & SS “Lord Stewart” left

6.16pm: Swung ship for deviations

6.55pm: Proceeded N52W 50 revs

7.0pm: Streamed logs

7.30pm: Commenced 2 pt zigzag on N52W log 6.0

8.18pm: Position by Star Obs. Lat 69 06N, Long 42 35E

Number on sick list: 4


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29 August 1915

At Sea

Lat 72.21, Long 35.18

2.0am: a/c N50W 2 pt zigzag log 107.5’

4.0am: Increased to Full speed

7.15am: A1 & B1 guns secured

7.45am: Allowed 3° leeway on W’ly leg of z.z.

8.30am: a/c N48W straight course 3° leeway

9.15am: Handed Poop log & streamed on Port side

9.42am: Handed Bridge log

Noon: a/c N64W allowed 2° leeway

4.55pm: Took off allowance for leeway

Midnight (10pm G.M.T.): a/c S74W log 206.0

Number on sick list: 5


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30 August 1915

At Sea

Lat 73.11, Long 14.28

0.30am: Struck 8 bells and put clocks back 1 hour (11.30pm)

4.0am: a/c S78W 2 pt zigzag, log 290.0

8.32am: a/c N33W to close small sailing boat log 363.7

8.44am: Slow & turned in circle round Norwegian sealer

8.51am: Proceeded 52 revs, log 367.8

10.0am: Streamed bridge log and set poop log 381.5, Divisions, Prayers & G.Q. stations

Noon: a/c S82W 2 pt zigzag, log 412.3

5.0pm: Evening quarters & night defence stations, handed poop log

6.0pm: a/c S55W 2 pt zigzag, log 89.9

Midnight (11pm G.M.T.): a/c S57W 2 pt zigzag, log 177.0

Number on sick list: 5


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31 August 1915

At Sea

Lat 69.06, Long 2.28

6.0am: a/c S59W 2 pt zigzag, log 277.8

10.0am: Divisions, Prayers, small arm drill, a/c S81W to intercept steamer log 336.3

10.25am: Stop log 341, engines as req’d

10.30am: Lowered sea boat to board Russian SS “Novgorod”: Lat 69 17N, Long 2 49E

10.50am: Sea boat returned, allowed vessel to proceed

11.0am: Sea boat secured, proceeded S59W 2 pt zigzag 48 revs, log 341.2

0.28pm: a/c S63W 2 pt zigzag, log 6.0’

2.0pm: a/c S48W 2 pt zigzag, 52 revs, log 27.5

8.0pm: a/c S51W 2 pt zigzag, log 117.5’

8.52pm: Latitude by Pole Star 67 23 ½N

Number on sick list: 5



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LOGS FOR SEPTEMBER 1915


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1 September 1915

At Sea

Lat 64.35 Long -4.11

4.0am: a/c S52W 2 pt zigzag

Noon: a/c S62W 2 pt zigzag, log 360.3 (reset) 4.17pm

0.45pm: Paid ship’s company (except watches on deck & engine room), Streamed poop log

4.20pm: a/c N65W log 78.0; Challenged HMS “Digby”

4.38pm: Stop log 83.0’

4.42pm: Lowered lifeboat to get armed guard from “Digby”

4.44pm: Slow ahead turned in circle to Port

5.04pm: Stop picked up life boat

5.18pm: Life boat secured, proceeded 56 revs S23W 2 pt zigzag, log streamed 7.6; 58 revs

8.10pm: Land bearing S40W

9.25pm: a/c S7W; 2 pt zigzag, log 149.3

9.42pm: Fuglö Is brg N62W log 155.7

10.10pm: Nolsø Lt brg S80W

10.30pm: Nolsø Lt brg West dist 25’ (approx.)

Number on sick list: 5


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2 September 1915

At Sea [& at Scapa Flow]

Lat 58.88, Long -3.61

7.10am: Hands fall in, cleaning ship & as required

10.16am: Obs. Sule Skerry brg S49W

10.30am: Commenced 2 pt zigzag on S15E

10.45am: Signalled some HM Destroyers

11.47am: Brough of Burra N61 ½E, Graemsay Is S70E, Tor Ness S30E

Noon: Kame of Hay N87E, Rona Hd S60E ,Tar Ness S39E

0.30pm: a/c S72E 2 pt zigzag, log 7.8

0.47pm: Dunnet Hd abm log 12.4

1.36pm: Stop logs handed

1.38pm: Received permission to enter

1.40pm: Passed outer boom defence a/c N17E engines as required

1.51pm: Passed inner boom defence

2.20pm: Stop

2.22pm: Let go Star anchor (21 fathoms 90 fathoms of cable) after taking up position in G5 berth

2.35pm: Picket boat & cutter from HMS “Malborough” alongside for Captain’s baggage

2.36pm: “Warspite’s” Picket boat alongside

4.0pm: Captain Ross left ship to join HMS “Malborough”

4.45pm: Steam cutter returned

5.20pm: Steam cutter left

5.55pm: Steam cutter returned & hoisted

5.20-7.10pm: Fleet passing out to sea

7.50pm: Water boat alongside

10.32pm: Water boat left

Number on sick list: 5


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3 September 1915

Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

8.7am: Steam cutter left with mails

9.20am: Trawler “Resplendent” alongside (tender)

9.30am: HMS “Inflexible” under way

10.40am: Steam cutter returned

10.50am: Tender left with letter for R.A. “Cyclops”

10.55am: Steam cutter hoisted

11.0am: “Inflexible” carrying out target practice

0.15pm: Water boat “Frances Duncan” alongside

1.15pm: Hands employed in painting & as required

6.45pm: Coaling officer on board

7.0pm: Manned 6 pdr guns

7.30pm: Coaling officer left

7.45pm: “Frances Duncan” left

Number on sick list: 5


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4 September 1915

Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

5.30am: Tender “Resplendent” alongside

6.0am: Swung all boats on board ready for coaling ship

8.0am: Tender left

9.06am: Collier “Boukadra N° 36” alongside

9.45am: Commenced coaling

Noon: Hands to dinner

1.0pm: Resumed coaling ship

2.40pm: Tender alongside

2.50pm: Picket Boat from HMS “Black Prince” delivered package for Paymaster

3.0pm: Tender left

4.0pm: Hands to tea

4.30pm: SS “Supply” alongside

4.45pm: Resumed coaling

5.30pm: Tender alongside

5.50pm: Tender left

6.0pm: Hands to supper

7.18pm: Water Boat left

8.0pm: Resumed coaling, Watch darken ship

10.30pm: Tender alongside with stores

Number on sick list: 6


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5 September 1915

Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

10.30am: Trawler “Vine” alongside, Commander Smythe joined and assumed command

10.28am: Tender alongside, “Vine” left

10.44am: Captain proceeded to HMS “Malborough” in tender

11.5am: Tender returned

11.21am: Tender left

12.0am: Ceased coaling for dinner

0.45pm: Captain returned on board

1.0pm: Resumed coaling

1.31pm: Picket boat from “Collingwood” alongside

1.39pm: Captain proceeded to “Iron Duke”

5.5pm: Water Boat “Scandinavia” alongside

9.15pm: Water boat left

9.45pm: Finished coaling

10.30pm: Collier left

Received 1000 tons of coal and 15,000 gallons of water

Number on sick list: 7


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6 September 1915

Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

8.15am: Postman left in tender

Hands employed in cleaning ship

9-9.45am: Swung ship from NE-W for deviations

10.15am: Postman returned with mails

11.30am: Tender left

Noon: Dinner

1.05pm: Tender left

1.25pm: Picket boat from HMS “Malborough” alongside

1.30pm: Picket boat left with AP Jones

1.42pm: Tender alongside

2.30pm: Picket boat returned with A.P. Jones

3.55pm: Picket boat from HMS “Ajax” alongside

4.0pm: Picket boat left

4.38pm: Tender left with postman. Discharged Stoker F Russell RFR

5.20pm: Hove short anchor

5.46pm: Anchor aweigh

6.10pm: Anchor secured

6.20pm: Tender alongside with postman

6.21pm: Half speed ahead and as required for leaving harbour

6.45pm: Passed inner boom defence

6.53pm: Passed outer boom defence streamed logs

6.58pm: Stranger Hd abm log 1.6, increased to 65 revs a/c S56W

8.15pm: Started 2 pt zigzag on N17W

9.10pm: Obs Sule Skerry N52W log 39.5’

10.0pm: a/c N1E 2 pt zigzag

Amount of coal on board on sailing 3057 tons

Number on sick list: 7


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7 September 1915

At Sea

Lat 62.46, Long -6.0

4.41am: a/c N57E log 178 to close trawler

5.12am: Passed trawler “Ocean Prince” A 576, resumed course N1E 2 pt zigzag, log 187

6.19am: Obs. object in water. Hard astarboard & circled round object, Fisherman’s buoy log 207.7

6.27am: Resumed course log 209.2

10.24am: a/c N69W 2 pt zigzag log 277.5

10.47am: a/c N56W log 283.6 to close trawlers

11.4am: a/c N5E log 88.3;Inspected trawlers “Pembroke Castle” A 531, “Shamrock” GW1, “Marguerite” A 594, “Southward” G.Y. 288

11.27am: N Target Videro N55W, N Target Fuglö N65W, South Target Fuglö West

11.46am: a/c N57E 2 pt zigzag, log 296.4

11.55am: a/c N62E 2 pt zigzag log 301.8

0.30pm: Commenced 3 pt zigzag, log 7.5

3.0pm: 2 pt zigzag

3.30pm: a/c N19E 2 pt zigzag, log 50.8

6.33pm: Obs. HMS “Alsatian” challenged & replied

6.50pm: Stop & as required log 100

7.0pm: Lowered sea boat, Captain repaired on board “Alsatian”

7.15pm: Boat returned with armed guard (Sub Lieut Nasmyth & 7 men)

7.45pm: Boat returned with Captain

7.48pm: Boat hoisted & proceeded N19E 50 revs, log 100.4

Number on sick list: 8


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8 September 1915

At Sea

Lat 63.93, Long -11.03

8.0am: Allowed 2° leeway

6.15pm: Commenced 2 pt zigzag, log 70.1

6.45pm: Stopped zigzag, log 75.7

8.0pm: a/c S26W 38 revs. Heavy Westerly swell

Midnight: a/c N22E 43 revs 2 pt zigzag

Number on sick list: 7


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9 September 1915

At Sea

Lat 64.16, Long -11.03

4.0am: a/c S26W 2 pt zigzag 45 revs, log 180.2

5.43am: Bridge log carried away 201.3

8.0am: a/c N22E 2 pt zigzag

9.0am: Streamed bridge log and advanced 37’

Noon: a/c S26W 2 pt zigzag. Heavy Westerly swell

Lat by ex Meridian at 0.34[pm] 63 54N indifferent horizon

Long at 2.07pm 10 39W indifferent horizon

4.0pm: a/c N9E 2 pt zigzag

4.08pm: Steered mean course N9E, 36 revs

4.16pm: Obs. object in water helm hard astarboard log 52. Watch man & arm ship

4.23pm: a/c South log 52.6, 55 revs

4.30pm: Reduced to 36 revs resumed course N9E log 54.2. Hands dismissed from stations

7.5pm: Stop both heard steamer’s siren approximately 4 pts on port bow

7.15pm: Slow ahead log 82.0’

9.27pm: Half speed ahead; hard aport to investigate light, log 92.5

9.43pm: Slow both

9.50pm: Resumed course S26W 20 revs, log 96

Midnight: a/c N22E log 105.7

Number on sick list: 7


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10 September 1915

At Sea

Lat 63.93, Long -10.98

2.25am: Fog lifted commenced 2 pt zigzag 45 revs, streamed poop log

3.0am: Owing to weather reduced to 20 revs stopped zigzag, handed poop log

4.50am: Commenced 2 pt zigzag increased 45 revs, streamed poop log & set to bridge 139.6

8.0am: a/c N17E 36 revs owing to fog

1.40pm: Fog lifted commenced 2 pt zigzag 38 revs log 13.0

1.48pm: Lat by ex Merid 63 53N

2.0pm: Long by obs. 10 31W (fair obs.) increased to 44 revs

3.16pm: Reduced to 30 revs steered mean course

3.30pm: Allowed 3° for drift log 34.1

4.35pm: Commenced 2 pt zigzag 45 revs fog lifted

4.42pm: Reduced to 30 revs, mean couse on account if fog

5.10pm: Exercised collision and abandon ship stations

5.25pm: Commenced 2 pt zigzag

6.0pm: a/c N2E 2 pt zigzag

7.53pm: Straight course reduced to 30 revs log 78.0’ (weather thick)

Number on sick list: 7


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11 September 1915

At Sea

Lat 63.68, Long -10.9

4.0am: a/c S26W fog lifted, increased to 42 revs 2 pt zigzag, log 144.9

4.20am: Thick weather reduced to 30 revs, no zigzag

6.20am: Dead slow

9.0am: Handed poop log 176.3

9.55am: Fog lifted

10.0am: a/c N22E 2 pt zigzag 45 revs streamed poop log & set to bridge 182.3

11.15am: a/c N23E 2 pt zigzag log 197.0

1.0pm: a/c S26W 2 pt zigzag log 13.7

4.0pm: a/c N23E 3 pt zigzag. Position D. Alts Lat 63 22 ½N, Long 11 03W (horizon badly defined). Current in last 24 hours N43E 6’

8.0pm: a/c S36W 3 pt zigzag, log 102.0

10.25pm: a/c SW/S to close steamer log 132’

10.30pm: Stop

10.34pm: Full astern

10.35pm: Stop log 133.4; lowered sea boat to board Trawler “Seriema” G.Y. 504; Lat 63 39N, Long 11 03W

11.0pm: Allowed vessel to proceed; sea boat returned

11.03pm: Sea boat secured, proceeded S26W straight course 45 revs

Midnight: a/c N23E 3 pt zigzag

Number on sick list: 7


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12 September 1915

At Sea

Lat 63.6, Long -11.05

4.0am: a/c S26W 3 pt zigzag

4.05am: Weather thick reduced to 30 revs steered straight course S26W

4.50am: Fog lifted increased 45 revs 3 pt zigzag log 205.1

5.20am: Reduced to 30 revs straight course log 211.3

8.45am: Reduced to dead slow (20 revs)

4.0pm: a/c S26W 20 revs

10.0pm: a/c N23E log 49.5

Number on sick list: 7


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13 September 1915

At Sea

Lat 64.3, Long -10.55

2.35am: Fog lifted increased to 45 revs & commenced 3 pt zigzag

3.30am: Reduced to 20 revs (thick weather) steered mean course log 84.7

9.0am: a/c N23E 3 pt zigzag log 117.1; allowed 2° leeway on Western leg of z.z.

10.12am: Commenced 2 pt zigzag, log 131.8’

Noon: a/c S26W 3 pt zigzag, log 154.8 & reset

0.45pm: a/c S38W 2 pt zigzag 50 revs, log 9.4

1.25pm: Obs. sailing vessel a/c S37W log 19’

2.55pm: Stop log 40.1. Engines & helm as req’d for boarding Danish sailing trawler “Spurn” Lat 63 48N, Long 10 28W

3.0pm: Lowered sea boat

3.25pm: Sea boat returned, allowed vessel to proceed

3.30pm: Boat secured, proceeded S72W 2 pt zigzag 50 revs

4.0pm: Obs. steamer a/c N36W log 47.8’

5.20pm: Stop log 70.3, lowered sea boat to board British S.T. “Conisboro Castle” G.Y. 533: Lat 63 53N, Long 11 16W. All correct, allowed to proceed at 5.35

5.40pm: Sea boat secured & proceeded N37E 46 revs, log 70.5

5.45pm: a/c N41E 2 pt zigzag, log 71.6’

7.0pm: a/c S26W 3 pt zigzag, log 86.2

8.0pm: a/c S23W 3 pt zigzag, allowed 3° leeway on E’ly leg of z.z.

Midnight: a/c N22E 3 pt zigzag, log 152’

Number on sick list: 8


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14 September 1915

At Sea

Lat 63.76, Long -11.13

4.0am: a/c S26W 3 pt zigzag

8.30am: Commenced 3 pt zigzag log 263.4’

9.15am: Allowed 2° leeway

10.13am: Stop log 82.9, manoeuvred ship to place bottom lines

10.55am: Proceeded N22E 46 revs, 3 pt zigzag

Noon: Took off allowance for leeway

0.45pm: a/c S78E log 9.4 to close barquentine

1.0pm: 2 pt zigzag log 13.1

1.22pm: Lat by ex mer. Sun 64 02N

2.0pm: Stop log 31.2

2.6pm: Lowered sea boat to board Russian barquentine “Wera” Lat 64 00N, Long 10 25W

2.30pm: Boat returned & vessel allowed to proceed

2.34pm: Boat secured & proceeded S50W 3 pt zigzag, log 31.4

4.25pm: Position by D. Alts. 63 43N 10 53W

4.58pm: a/c N60W log 74.5; 60 revs to investigate smoke

6.10pm: Full speed log 84’

7.41pm: Manoeuvred round trawler & increased to full speed

7.57pm: Stop log 115.7’ lowered sea boat to board British S.T. “Ingomar” G. Y. 32

8.13pm: Boat returned, allowed vessel to proceed Lat 63 56N, Long 12 42W

8.15pm: Boat secured

8.20pm: Proceeded S69W 46 revs

11.50pm: Allowed 2° leeway

Number on sick list: 8


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15 September 1915

At Sea

Lat 63.38, Long -14.8

2.0am: a/c N4E 3 pt zigzag, log 191.6 allowed 4° leeway E’ly leg of z.z.

3.30am: Secured forward guns & hetches

4.30am: 3 pt zigzag 3° leeway on W’ly leg of z.z.

8.0am: a/c N4E 3 pt zigzag 3° leeway on W’ly leg of z.z.

Noon: a/c S8W 38 revs allowed 5° leeway

2.30pm: a/c S22E log 23.8 to close steamer. Signalled Swedish SS “Hogland” from Narvik to Philadelphia with iron ore. Lat 62 59N, Long 14 29W

2.44pm: Reduced 36 revs log 27.7 & manoeuvred round steamer awaiting instructions from S. O. 10th C. S.

3.50pm: Allowed vessel to proceed & proceeded S8W 38 revs, log 38.5, allowed 5° leeway

4.45pm: a/c N4E log 47.7, allowed 4° leeway

5.30pm: Allowed 5° for leeway

8.0pm: a/c S8W 5° allowed for leeway

11.35pm: a/c N43E log 108.0, allowed 3° leeway

Number on sick list: 7


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16 September 1915

At Sea

Lat 63.36, Long -15.06

1.25am: Allowed 5°leeway

2.45am: a/c N65W log 139’, signalled Swedish SS “Norrbotten” from Narvik to Philadelphia, reduced to 30 revs; Lat 63 07N, Long 14 36W

3.37am: Allowed vessel to proceed. Increased to 46 revs

5.22am: Lat by Star Aldebaran 62 46 ½N

7.0am: a/c N4E 3° allowed for leeway log 178.5

9.0am: a/c N24E log 198.4 allowed 2° leeway

10.47am: Commenced 2 pt zigzag, log 217.3, increased to 45 revs

11.55am: a/c South 3 pt zigzag, log 231’

4.0pm: a/c N4E 3 pt zigzag, log 50.3

5.30pm: Point of land N39W log 71.0

5.34pm: Allowed 2° leeway on W’y leg of z.z.

6.0pm: Allowed 2° leeway on E’ly leg of z.z.

7.50pm: Jokull N21W, Kalfifell [Kalfafell?] N5W and Stockness N20E, log 99.2

8.0pm: a/c S1E 3 pt zigzag, log 101.1

8.27pm: Lat by Pole Star 63 13 ½N

9.20pm: Allowed 2° leeway

Midnight: a/c N4E 3 pt zigzag 2° leeway

Number on sick list: 7


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17 September 1915

At Sea

Lat 63.28, Long -14.58

4.0am: a/c S8W 3 pt zigzag, log 202.1

4.15am: Allowed 3° leeway on E’ly leg of z.z

8.05am: a/c N4E 3 pt zigzag, log 253.6, allowed 2° leeway on E’ly leg & 3° on W’ly leg of z.z.

Noon: a/c S8W log 303.9 & reset

0.15pm: 3 pt zigzag, allowed 3° on E’ly leg & 2° W’ly leg for leeway

0.58pm: Stopped engine for engineers purposes & increased starboard to 53 revs

2.38pm: Port engine repaired, proceeded 45 revs on both engines

4.0pm: a/c N4E 3 pt zigzag allowed 2° leeway

8.0pm: a/c S8W 3pt zigzag, 2° leeway log 97.5

8.13pm: Lat by Star Altair 63 12 ½N, Long by Star Arcturus 14 42W

9.22pm: a/c N22W to intercept steamer log 114.0

10.4pm: Stop log 123.6 & signalled Norwegian SS “Minerva” Lat 63 11N, Long 14 45W

10.10 to 11.15 Manoeuvred round ship awaiting instructions from S.O. 10th C Sq

11.15pm: Stop

11.30pm: Lowered sea boat to board ship

11.50pm: Boat returned & hoisted. Allowed ship to proceed

11.38pm: Proceeded S8W 45 revs log 123.8

Number on sick list: 6


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18 September 1915

At Sea

Lat 63.31, Long -14.8

0.45am: 3 pt zigzag

1.30am: a/c N4E 3 pt zigzag, log 143, 1° leeway

4.0am: a/c S8W 3 pt zigzag, 1° leeway

7.43am: Steered mean course, log 221.0, to close steamer

8.0am: a/c S73E log 225.2 and passed Danish SS “Esbjerg” steering WNW flying clearance flag. Allowed her to proceed Lat 62 39N, Long 14 20W

8.15am: a/c N8E 3 pt zigzag,log 228.7, 2° leeway

10.30am: Allowed 3° leeway on E’ly leg of z.z.

Noon: a/c S8W 3 pt zigzag, 3° leeway

0.30pm: Allowed 3° leeway

4.0pm: Allowed 4° leeway, a/c N4E 3 pt zigzag

6.8pm: a/c N38E to close steamer, log 77.5

6.47pm: Stop log 85.8

6.49pm: Lowered sea boat & boarded British S.T. “Elf King” H 1012, Lat 63 07N, Long 14 28W

7.5pm: Sea boat returned, allowed vessel to proceed

7.8pm: Sea boat secured & proceeded N2W 45 revs, allowed 2° leeway

8.0pm: a/c S8W 3 pt zigzag, log 97.5

11.45pm: Allowed 5° leeway

Midnight: a/c N4E 3 pt zigzag, log 145.7

Number on sick list: 6


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19 September 1915

At Sea

Lat 63.33, Long -14.75

Allowed 2° leeway W’ly leg & 4° on E’ly leg of z.z.

4.0am: a/c S8W 3 pt zigzag 4° leeway log 195.6

7.5am: Allowed 5° leeway

8.0am: a/c N4E 2 pt zigzag 6° leeway

9.0am: Commenced 3 pt zigzag

9.44am: a/c N56E log 264.2 to close trawler

10.24am: Passed British trawler “Aisne” H 343, Lat 63 05N, Long 14 15W

10.24am: a/c N18W 3 pt zigzag log 217.7, allowed 2° leeway on E’ly leg of z.z.

Noon: a/c S8W 2 pt zigzag 4° leeway

1.30pm: Steered straight course S8W 5° leeway log 14.7

4.0pm: a/c N4E 3 pt zigzag log 41.3 4° leeway on W’ly leg of z.z.

4.23pm: Steered straight course N4E reduced to 34 revs, log 46.7, allowed 3° leeway

5.30pm: Allowed 5° leeway

8.0pm: a/c S8W 5° leeway

10.5pm: Allowed 7° leeway

Midnight: a/c N4E 34 revs 4° leeway

Number on sick list: 7


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20 September 1915

At Sea

Lat 63.38, Long -14.76

3.45am: Took cast off the lead, no bottom (300 fthms of wire)

4.0pm: a/c S8W 40 revs, 6° leeway, log 151.3

5.01am: Connecting wire of P. log carried away, log reading 158.4

6.30am: Log repaired and advanced 12’ = 170.4

7.0am: Streamed Poop log & set to Bridge 174.8

8.0am: a/c N4E 34 revs 3° leeway

10.20am: Shifted Poop log to Port side

Noon: a/c S8W 3° leeway log 220 & reset

8.0pm: Reduced to 20 revs on account of fog

Slight SE’ly swell

Number on sick list: 7


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21 September 1915

At Sea

Lat 61.11, Long -14.83

2.15am: a/c S28W 2 pt zigzag increased to 36 revs, log 92.3

5.45am: Steered mean course S28W 2° leeway log 128.1’

0.25pm: S31W 2° leeway log 7.3

0.50pm: Took off allowance for leeway

4.0pm: Position by D. Alts Lat 30 12N, Long 14 41W

5.15pm: Stopped log 82.0, fired rocket with line attached

5.22pm: Proceeded S21E 2 pt zigzag 52 revs, log 82.0

6.15pm: a/c S19E 2 pt zigzag, log 95.0, 1° leeway on E’ly leg of z.z.

9.30pm: Commenced 3 pt zigzag 56 revs, log 40.4

Number on sick list: 5


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22 September 1915

At Sea

Lat 57.33, Long -9.2

8.0am: a/c S36E log 306.0, 3 pt zigzag, 2° leeway on E’ly leg of z.z.

8.55am: Cleared away forward guns

9.0am: Watch man & arm ship, remainder of hands employed in getting up hawsers and as required

10.20am: Commenced 2 pt zigzag 56 revs, log 341.4

11.55am: Reduced to slow & took cast of lead 95 fthms sandy bottom

Noon: Proceeded 56 revs, 2 pt zigzag

0.30pm: a/c S3E 2 pt zigzag, log 7.6; 3° leeway on E’ly leg of z.z.

3.50pm: Obs. Barra Hd log 61.4

3.52pm: Steered mean course S31E log 61.9

4.0pm: a/c S5E 2 pt zigzag

4.4pm: Barra Hd abm 1 ½’ dist log 65.4

5.15pm: Aterted 2 pt zigzag, log 85.[?]

5.33pm: Steered mean course log 91.2

8.23pm: Oversay Lt abm 1 ½’ dist

8.30pm: Handed Bridge log

9.25pm: Reduced to 50 revs owing to fog

9.35pm: Reduced to dead slow

10.45pm: a/c S3E log 159, heard Mull of Cantyre fog signal on Port beam

10.59pm: 43 revs. Streamed Bridge log and set at zero

Midnight: Increased to 50 revs, poop log 175.0

Number on sick list: 7


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[ed. note: Inserted pages, one with the list of Soundings taken from 0.50pm to Midnight, partially obscure the Remarks column, September 22nd, 1915]


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23 September 1915

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

0.39am: Increased to 65 revs fog lifted

0.48am: Maidens Lt abm log 264

0.55am: Black Hd S38W, Maidens Lt N60W

1.46am: Mew Is abm dist 2 ½’ log 202.2

2.24am: Skullmartin Lt abm, 3 ½’ dist, log 277.1

2.57am: South Rock Lt abm log 265.7

4.25am: Chickens Rock Lt abm, 2’ dist, log 296 a/c S43E

6.7am: Commenced 2 pt zigzag

7.58am: Obs. Bar Lt V straight course 50 revs

8.2am: Passed Bar Lt V, handed Bridge & Poop logs

8.15am: SS “Magnetic” alongside with Pilot McWhire, landed A.P. Guns & orderlies

8.21am: Passed Formby Lt V, Engines & helm as required

8.32am: C1 Bell abm

8.15am: C8 Bell abm

9.04am: Stop

9.6am: Rock Lt abm slow astern both

9.24am: Stop & let go Star anchor 60 fthms

10.0am: Hove short

10.15am: Anchor aweigh

10.17am: Slow astern & as required for entering dock

11.2am: Entered Sandon Basin

11.12am: Entered Huskisson Basin

11.28am: Entered Canada Basin

11.43am: Finished with engines

11.45am: Made fast Western side Canada dock

2.0pm: Hands employed in returning ammunition, cleaning and covering guns for coaling

4.0pm: Leave granted to port watch until Sunday Noon

Number on sick list: 5


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[ed. note: Inserted pages, one with the list of Soundings taken from 0.20am to 8.0am, partially obscure the Remarks column, September 23rd, 1915]


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24 September 1915

[Liverpool]

[Lat 53.4, Long -3.0]

7.0am: Discharged two ratings to hospital

8.45am: Hands employed cleaning down aloft and as required. Discharged one seaman to RN Bks Portsmouth and one gunner RN to Eastney Bks

Noon: Hands to dinner

4.0pm: Leave to first part of Starboard watch until 7.0am


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25 September 1915

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

8.0am: Hands employed painting down aloft and as required. Discharged one fireman to Walton prison

1.15pm: Hands employed cleaning fore peak

4.30pm: Leave granted to 2nd part of port watch till 7.0am


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26 September 1915

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.15am: Two ABs RFR and one AB RNR joined ship

7.45am: Shore gang commenced coaling ship

8.45am: R.C. church parties landed

10.0am: Divine Service

11.0am: R.C. church party returned

Leave granted to 1st part of Starboard watch until 7 am


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27 September 1915

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

5.0am: Shore gang finished coaling

8.30am: Commenced pumping up fore peak

9.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship

10.0am: Warrant N° 27 read and discharged one trimmer to Walton Gaol

1.15pm: Hands employed moving ammunition to trim ship

4.15pm: Leave granted to 2nd part of Starboard watch till 6 am

5.0pm: Hands employed moving ammunition

12.0pm: Finished filling fore peak


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28 September 1915

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.0am: Hands employed discharging ammunition into lighter on Star side

8.45am: Continued discharging ammunition moved from berth and hove alongside SS “Adriatic”

12.30am: Entered Canada Dry Dock

Hands employed shoreing ship with dockyard hands assistance

5.0pm: Leave granted to 1st part of Starboard watch until 7.30am


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29 September 1915

[Liverpool]

[Lat 53.4, Long -3.0]

8.0am: Hands employed scraping funnels and returning ammunition to magazine at Alexandra Dock

12.0am: Ammunition party returned

1.0pm: Ammunition party continued discharging lighter

1.15pm: Hands employed as required, armoured commenced stripping breech of 6” guns

5.0pm: One gunner RMA joined ship from Eastney barracks

5.5pm: Leave granted to 2nd part of Star Watch until 7.0am


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30 September 1915

[Liverpool]

[Lat 53.4, Long -3.0]

8.45am: Hands employed scraping funnels & painting Fore Bridges

9.0am: Sub Lieut Young joined ship

1.15am: Hands employed scraping funnels and painting Fore Bridges

4.0pm: Leave to 1st part of Starboard Watch till 7.0am


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LOGS FOR OCTOBER 1915


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1 October 1915

[Liverpool]

[Lat 53.4, Long -3.0]

8.45am: Hands employed preparing funnel & painting deck house

12.45am: Paid months money to Starboard Watch & Stokehold hands

1.15pm: Hands employed painting ship, armours party & as required

4.30pm: Gave leave to 2nd part Starboard Watch till 7.0am


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2 October 1915

Liverpool (Canada Dry Dock)

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

8.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship & as required

Leave to 1st part Starboard Watch till 8.0am. Hands make & mend clothes


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3 October 1915

[Liverpool]

[Lat 53.4, Long -3.0]

8.0am: Divine Service on board HMS “Cedric”. Landed R.C. Church party

10.0am: Church party returned. Gave leave to 2nd part Starbd watch till 7.30am

11.15am: Roman C. Church party returned


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4 October 1915

Liverpool (Canada Dry Dock)

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

8.45am: Hands employed painting funnels & boats. Carpenters embarking stores. Gunners party cleaning 6” guns & E.T.C. Remainders painting

11.0am: Hands bringing Paymasters stores aboard

1.15pm: Hands employed painting funnels & boats, & bringing Paymasters stores aboard

4.0pm: Gave leave to 1st part Starboard Watch


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5 October 1915

Liverpool (Canada Dry Dock)

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

Hands painting & refitting

Hands employed cleaning up decks, painting & as req

4.15pm: Leave to 2nd part Port Watch till 7.0am


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6 October 1915

Liverpool (Canada Dry Dock)

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

Two AB’s (RFR) & ERA’s discharged to RN Barracks Portsmouth

Hands employed painting & as required

4.30pm: Leave to 1st part Port Watch till 7.0am


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7 October 1915

Liverpool (Canada Dry Dock)

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

8.45am: Hands employed painting ship & as req

1.15pm: Hands employed painting ship & as req

Leave to 2nd part Port Watch until 7.0am


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8 October 1915

Liverpool (Canada Dry Dock)

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

8.0am: Hands employed painting, scraping & painting Gun shields, shot racks, Gun mountings & as req

Hands employed painting fore peak, Gun mountings & as req

4.30pm: Leave to 1st part Port Watch till 7.0am


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9 October 1915

Liverpool (Canada Dry Dock)

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

Hands employed painting, clearing decks, etc

Leave to 2nd part Port Watch until 7.0am on Sunday


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10 October 1915

Liverpool (Canada Dry Dock)

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

9.30am: Divine Service on board

11.0am: Leave to 1st Part of Watch


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11 October 1915

Liverpool (Canada Dry Dock)

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

8.45am: Hands employed in painting ship and as reqd

1.30pm: Hands employed in painting ship & as reqd

Leave to 2nd Part of Port Watch until 7 am Tuesday


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12 October 1915

Liverpool (Canada Dry Dock)

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

8.45am: Hands employed painting, refitting, embarking stores and as reqd

Hands employed painting, refitting and rigging stages for painting ship side

7.30pm: One AB RNR joined ship from RN Barracks


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13 October 1915

Liverpool (Canada Dry Dock)

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

Hands employed painting ships side & refitting & taking in stores

Hands employed painting ships side, refitting & embarking provisions & Boatswains stores

4.30pm: Leave to 1st Part Port Watch


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14 October 1915

Liverpool (Canada Dry Dock)

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

Hands employed painting & as reqd

Hands employed painting ship’s side, and as reqd

5.10pm: Started flooding dock

5.50pm: Floated. Landed gangway

6.10pm: Proceeded in tow to Canada Dock

7.15pm: Secured. Leave to 1st Part Port Watch till midnight


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15 October 1915

Canada Dk, Liverpool

[Lat 53.4, Long -3.0]

7.30am: Hands employed hauling off ship from jetty

10.0am: One Signal Rating joined ship from “Eagle”

10.30am: Hands employed painting ship’s side and provisioning ship

11.10am: Discharged one ERA to Sick Quarters L’pool

Shore gang coaling

Leave to 2nd Part Port Watch till 7 am


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16 October 1915

Canada Dk., Liverpool

[Lat 53.4, Long -3.0]

Shore gang coaling

6.45am: Hauled off ship for coal lighters

Hands employed painting ship’s side and embarking stores

Shore gang coaling

1.0pm: Leave to Starb Watch till Noon Sunday, Port Watch employed getting steward’s stores on board

4.15pm: Leave to 1st part Port Watch till 7 am


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17 October 1915

Canada Dk., Liverpool

[Lat 53.4, Long -3.0]

7.0am: Shore gang coaling

9.45am: Church party left ship for “Alsatian”

11.40am: Church party returned on board

12.0am: Gave leave to Port Watch and 2nd part of Star Watch till 7 am

Shore gang coaling


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18 October 1915

Canada Dk. Liverpool

[Lat 53.4, Long -3.0]

7.0am: Shore gang coaling

8.45am: Hands employed painting ship & embarking provisions & as reqd

Shore gang coaling ship

Hands employed painting ship and embarking provisions

6.0pm: Leave to Starbd Watch and 2nd Part of Port Watch until 7 am


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19 October 1915

Canada Dock, Liverpool

[Lat 53.4, Long -3.0]

8.45am: Hands employed embarking ammunition and stores

11.55am: Discharged one fireman to hospital

1.15pm: Hands employed embarking stores and as reqd

4.0pm: Leave to Port Watch and 1st part of Starbd until 11 pm

One officer joined ship for passage to HMS “Victorian”


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20 October 1915

Canada Dock Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

6.36am: Slow ahead port & as reqd. Proceeded from Berth assisted by tugs “Toxteth”, “Canning”, “Wellington”

7.30am: Entered Huskisson Basin

7.24am: Entered Sandon Basin

7.45am: Made fast in Sandon Basin

9.0am: Cast off mooring

9.35am: Entered river, engines and helm as reqd

9.57am: Let go Starbd anchor, veered 60 fths cable in 14 fths water

10.40am: Tug “Wellington” left with Captain

0.20pm: Steam cutter returned with Capt. and Lt Commdr RNR (for passage to “Victorian”) and 1 prisoner (greaser)

3.45pm: Commenced to swing to flood tide

4.40pm: Commenced to heave up anchor

5.03pm: Anchor aweigh, engines as reqd

5.25pm: Let go Star anchor

5.30pm: Pinnace away with orderly to go to SNO

6.28pm: Police boat alongside with 1 fireman

7.08pm: Pinnace returned

7.42pm: Commenced heaving up

8.4pm: Anchor aweigh, engines as reqd

8.23pm: Rock light house abm

8.26pm: N° 11 Red Buoy abm

8.40pm: C8 Bell Buoy abm

9.01pm: C1 Bell Buoy abm

9.13pm: Formby Lt Vessel abm

9.30pm: Bar Lt Vessel abm. Course N48W 2 pt z.z. (N26W & N70W) Streamed Bridge & Poop logs


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[ed. note: Inserted page partially obscures the remarks column, October 20th, 1915]


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21 October 1915

At Sea

Lat 56.0, Long -7.36

1.30am: a/c N9W 2 pt z.z. (N31W-N13E) log 68’

1.40am: Chickens Rk abm dist 2’ log 71.2’

5.38am: Maidens abm 4 ½’ a/c N28W 2 pt z.z. log 141.3’

6.45am: Stopped zigzag, Course N28W

7.05am: Tor Hd abm 1 ½ m

8.0am: Commenced 2 pt z.z. on course N48W log 183.0’

9.30am: a/c N6W 2 pt z.z. log 205’

9.45am: Stopped zigzag

10.0am: Allowed 1° leeway

0.43pm: Skerryvore Lt House abm, log 10.9’

1.50pm: Passed Swedish SS “Najaden” steering South

2.38pm: Barra Hd abm 4’ a/c N23W log 40.2’

5.30pm: 3° leeway allowed

6.0pm: A1 & B1 guns secured

6.15pm: a/c N72W. Allowed 5° leeway reduced to 50 revs, log 99.8’

9.2pm: Allowed 3° leeway

Number on sick list: 1


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[ed. note: Inserted page with soundings taken between 0.45am and 6.30pm partially obscures Patent log, Distance run & Standard Compass Course data, October 21st, 1915]


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22 October 1915

At Sea

Lat 58.91, Long -12.08

2° allowed for leeway

4.0am: a/c N27E 2 pt z.z. (N49E-N5E) log 219.0’

3.30pm: a/c N75E log 41.5’; Challenged HMS “Virginian”

3.32pm: Stopped engines

3.35pm: “Virginian” sent a boat to take 1 Lt Comr, 1 Sub Lt, 1 mid and 1 signal rating and to receive confidential papers

4.0pm: Proceeded S2W at 36 revs

7.30pm: a/c S6W 2 pt z.z. (S28W-S16E) log 77.0’, 3° leeway allowed. Increased to 44 revs

9.0pm: a/c North 3 pt z.z. (N33W-N33E) log 93.2, 3° leeway allowed

Midnight: a/c S7W, 2 pt z.z. (S15E-S29W) log 128.0’

Number on sick list: 3


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23 October 1915

At Sea

Lat 59.23, Long -12.05

4.0am: a/c North 3 pt z.z. (N34W-N34E) log 173.0’

8.05am: a/c S73E 3 pt z.z. (S39E-N73E) log 220’

11.40am: Challenged HMS “Hilary”

1.56pm: Reduced to 40 revs, challenged HMS “Virginian”

2.05pm: a c N87W 3 pt z.z. (N53W-S59W) 44 revs, log 33.3’

3.0pm: a/c S3W 3 pt z.z. (S37W-S31E) log 44.6’

4.0pm: a/c North 2 pt z.z. (N22E-N22W) log 53.[?]

Mercurial Barometer out of order. Readings now taken from Aneroid

6.0pm: Commenced 3 pt z.z. (N34E-N34W)

8.09pm: a/c S4W 3 pt z.z. (S38W-S30E) 45 revs, log 104.7’

Midnight: a/c North 3 ptz.z. (N34E-N34W)

Number on sick list: 3


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24 October 1915

At Sea

Lat 59.08, Long -12.05

2.10am: a/c N24W to close SS, log 176.0’

2.30am: Slow both engines

2.50am: Stop both. Handed logs. Boarded Norwegian SS “Olaf Kyrre” 59 04N, 12 08W

3.0am: Proceeded half speed and circled round steamer

3.50am: Dead slow

2.0am: Allowed SS “Olaf Kyrre” to proceed. Resumed patrol. Course S4W 3 pt z.z. (S38W-S30E) 45 revs, log 189.5

8.0am: a/c North 3 pt z.z. (N34E-N34W) log 228.3’

0.15pm: a/c S10W 3 pt z.z. (S44W-S24E)

3.0pm: Stopped zigzag. Increased to 56 revs

3.25pm: Reduced to 45 revs, contd 3 pt z.z.

4.0pm: a/c North 3 pt z.z. (N34E-N34W) log 50.5’

6.07pm: 40 revs. a/c NWxN log 82.0’. Signalled sailing vessel

7.10pm: Stopped engines and then as required, log 95.8’. Boarded Norwegian SS “Mons” 58 38N, 12 17W

7.50pm: Observed brilliant display of the Aurora Borealis

7.58pm: Engines slow ahead

9.25pm: Sent SS “Mons” to Kirkwall with armed guard (PO & 4 men) under Sub Lt Young

9.44pm: Proceeded S54E 56 revs

10.34pm: a/c WSW to intercept vessel

11.20pm: a/c N55W 50 revs, log 126.0’. Signalled HMS “Alsatian”

11.55pm: Passed above mentioned sailing vessel

Number on sick list: 1


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25 October 1915

At Sea

Lat 59.31, Long -12.0

2.0am: a/c N1E 3 pt z.zag (N36E-N33W). Reduced to 45 revs, log 166.3’

4.0am: a/c S4W 3 pt z.zag (S38W-S30E) log 190’

8.0am: a/c N1E 3 pt zigzag (N35E-N33W) log 239.5’

9.08am: a/c NExN log 251.5’. Increased to 65 revs

9.43am: a/c N1E 3 pts zigzag 45 revs log 261.2’

10.45am: Fired two full charges in A2, B2, X1, and Y1, 6” Q.F. guns

Noon: a/c S15W 2 pt z.z. (S37W-S7E) log 291.4’

4.0pm: a/c North 3 pt z.z. (N34W-N34E) log 51.6’

8.0pm: a/c S6W 3 pt zigzag (S40W-S28E) log 96.3’

Midnight: a/c North 3 pt z.z. (N34E-N34W) log 153.8’

Number on sick list: 1


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26 October 1915

At Sea

Lat 59.0, Long -12.11

4.0am: a/c S6W 3 pt zigzag (S28E-S40W) log 206.1’

8.0am: a/c North 3 pt z.zag, log 255.0’

9.24am: Resumed W’ly leg of zigzag. Reduced to 45 revs, log 276.0’

10.0am: Resumed course North 3 pt zigzag

11.22am: Stopped & boarded Norwegian SS “Otta” 59 00N, 12 07W. Sent to Kirkwall with armed guard (1 PO & 4 men) under Sub Lieut Nasmyth

0.24pm: Proceeded East 65 revs

0.47pm: Stop engines. Examined British SS “Devona” Tyne to Montreal 59 08N, 11 56W

1.0pm: Proceeded S10E 60 revs

1.35pm: Stopped. Boarded SS “Gulfaxe” 58 56N, 11 50W. Sent to Kirkwall with armed guard (1 PO & 4 men) under Sub Lieut Fairnie

2.35pm: Proceeded S4W 56 revs

4.35pm: a/c N65E 3 pt zigzag, log 44.2’

5.18pm: a/c N21E straight, log 57.5

8.0pm: a/c S5W 3 pt zigzag (S39W-S29E) 45 revs. Allowed 2° for leeway; log 95.8’

Midnight: a/c North 3 pt zigzag (N34E-N34W) log 146.0’

Number on sick list: 3


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27 October 1915

At Sea

Lat 58.66, Long -11.15

6.50am: Slow speed

7.40am: a/c N33E Half speed, log 245’

10.0am: Challenged HMS “Virginian”

10.25am: a/c N65W log 275.0’, 3° leeway allowed

4.10pm: Challenged HMS “Virginian”

8.38pm: 24 revs, allowed 5° for leeway

11.15pm: Allowed 10° for leeway

Midnight: Very high wind & sea, heavy squalls

Number on sick list: 4


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28 October 1915

At Sea

Lat 58.6, Long -11.25

9.45am: Divisions, prayers

Noon: Wind & sea moderating

6.0pm: Position by Stars N, S, E & W: Lat 58 45N, Long 10 55W

7.39pm: Dead slow. Signalled Norwegian SS “Hyrdal”. Hove to in 59 04N, 11 12W

Number on sick list: 4


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29 October 1915

At Sea

Lat 59.11, Long -11.15

4.0am: a/c S4W 40 revs. Heavy SE’ly swell

7.0am: Position by Stars 58 50N, 11 02W

Heavy confused swell

10.07am: a/c WSW to close steamer log 217.0’

10.53am: 34 revs. Spoke to American SS “Llama

Noon: a/c S4W 40 revs, log 237.2’, allowed 4° leeway

0.20pm: a/c S1E, 4° allowed for leeway, log 3.7’

8.0pm: a/c S4W 2 pt z.z. /S26W-S18E) log 84.7’. Increased to 45 revs

Midnight: a/c North 3 pt z.z. (N34E-N34W)

Number on sick list: 4


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30 October 1915

At Sea

Lat 58.93, Long -11.03

4.0am: a/c S4W 2 pt zigzag (S26W-S18E) log 178.0’

7.45am: a/c SE to close steamer log 220.5’

9.07am: Stopped engines and as reqd, spoke to SS “Northern Coast” Arkangel to L’pool. 58 29N, 10 24W. Allowed to proceed

9.25am: Course N16W, 60 revs

11.30am: Spoke to HMS “Virginian”

Heavy Southerly swell

0.45pm: a/c S8W 2 pt z.zag (S14E-S30W) log 13.2’; reduced to 45 revs

4.0pm: a/c N1W 3 pt z.zag (N35W-N33E) log 50.7’

5.48pm: Star obs. N, S, E & W, Lat 58 50N, Long 11 11 ½ W

6.30pm: Challenged HMS “Almanzora”

7.0pm: a/c S5W 2 pt z.zag (N27W-S27E) log 87.6

Midnight: a/c N1W 3 pt z.zag (N35W-N33E) log 146.4’

Number on sick list: 4


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31 October 1915

At Sea

Lat 58.8, Long -11.28

4.0am: a/c S5W 2 pt zigzag (S17E-S27W) log 196.4’

8.0am: a/c N1W 3 pt zigzag (N35W-N33E) log 42.3

10.30am: Commenced zig-zagging 2 pt (N23W-S31E) log 274.6’

Noon: a/c S3W 3 pt z.z. (S37W-S31E) log 292.8’

0.29pm: Lat by Mer. Alt. Sun: 58 45 ½N

3.30pm: D. Alts 58 23 ½N 11 00 ½W

3.32pm: a/c N6E 3pt zigzag (N40E-N28W) log 41.5’

3.54pm: Swung ship for deviation

5.0pm: a/c N20E 3 pt zigzag (N14W-N36E) log 59.7’

5.31pm: a/c ESE to intercept steamer

5.46pm: Star pos. 58 39 ½N, 10 56 ¼W

6.12pm: Stop and as reqd P.L. 76.7’. Allowed Russian SS “Burevestnik” to proceed

6.32pm: Course N8E 48 revs

7.37pm: Stop both engines & as reqd. Boarded SS “Johna Siem” Lat 58 53N, Long 10 43W. Sent to Kirkwall under Sub Lt. Wardrop (no armed guard)

9.0pm: Proceeded on Course N25W at 45 revs, log 95.1’

10.0pm: a/c S24W 3 pt zigzag (S[?]E-S58W) log 107.7

Number on sick list: 5


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LOGS FOR NOVEMBER 1915


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1 November 1915

At Sea

Lat 58.61, Long -11.21

1.0am: a/c S57E 3 pt zigzag (N89E-S23E) log 144.5’

6.0am: a/c N57W 2 pt z.z. (N35W-N79W)

9.50am: a/c N35W (N’ly leg of z.z.)

11.0am: Commenced 3 pt zigzag

Noon: Position by simultaneous Alts of Sun and Moon: 58 37N, 11 13W

3.35pm: a/c N57W 3 pt zigzag 45 revs, P.L. 44.1’

6.30pm: a/c S59E 2 pt zigzag (S81E-S37E) Allowed 1° for leeway

10.53pm: Ahead slow

10.56pm: Stop & as reqd. Boarded SS “Margarita”. Papers correct. Allowed to proceed

11.47pm: Proceeded S64E 45 revs

Number on sick list: 2


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2 November 1915

At Sea

Lat 58.45, Long -11.01

0.50am: a/c S35E to close steamer, log 148.3’

0.58am: Ahead slow

1.26am: Stop & as reqd. Boarded SS “Lesreaulx” 58 29N, 11 30W. Allowed her to proceed

2.31am: Proceeded S64E 45 revs

6.30am: a/c N55W 2 pt z.z. (N77W-N32W)

7.0am: Pos by stars N, S, E & W: 58 22N, 9 57 ½W

8.0am: NNW’ly swell

9.45am: a/c S65W to intercept steamer, 55 revs

9.52am: 46 revs, steamer being HMS “Columbella”

9.55am: Challenged

10.0am: a/c N6E zigzag (N21E-N9W)

10.50am: Challenged HMS “Mantua”

11.14am: Ahead slow

11.15am: Stop & as reqd. Sent mails, etc, to “Mantua” and received from her 1 prize crew (Sub Lt Young)

0.15pm: Proceeded N52W 2 pt z.z. 45 revs, 2° leeway on N’ly course of zigzag

3.15pm: Secured foremost guns

4.10pm: Cleared P. Log that was foul

5.53pm: Pos by stars 58 42N, 13 07W

6.30pm: a/c S59E 2° leeway, log 77.5’

8.15pm: 3° leeway allowed

10.0pm: a/c N5W 2 pt z.z. (N22W & N77W)

10.20pm: a/c N59W straight, log 123’

10.34pm: a/c N56W 1° leeway, log 125.2’

11.12pm: a/c N54W 1° leeway, log 132.7’

Number on sick list: 2


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3 November 1915

At Sea

Lat 59.18, Long -16.66

7.30pm: Posn. by Star obs. 58 54 ½N 15 45 ½W

9.45am: Stop engines. Collision Stations exercised

10.47am: Proceeded N1W 45 revs

11.0am: Commenced 2 pt zigzag (N23W-N21E)

1.30pm: a/c S29W 3 pt zigzag (S5E-S63W) log 18.5’

2.27pm: Challenged HMS “Columbella”

4.10pm: a/c N24E 3 pt z.z. (N58E-N10W) log 52.3’

8.0pm: a/c S29W 3 pt z.z. (S5E-S63W)

Midnight: a/c N24E 3 pt z.z. (N10W-N58E)

Number on sick list: 2


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4 November 1915

At Sea

Lat 59.56, Long -17.25

2.0am: Observed the Aurora Borea

4.0am: a/c S29W 3 pt z.z. (S5E-S63W)

8.0am: a/c N24E 3 pt z.z. (N10W-N58E)

9.45am: Divisions, prayers. Stopped engines & as reqd, lowered port sea boat & secured jackstays

10.15am: Proceeded N24E 50 revs

10.37am: Commenced 2 pt z.z.

11.08am: a/c N to intercept steamer, 55 revs

11.55am: Stop & as reqd. Boarded SS “Polarine” (American) 59.34N, 17 15W. Sea boat returned. Left Signalman on board SS “Polarine”

Awaiting instruction from S.O.

0.50pm: Half speed ahead & as reqd,kept station with SS “Polarine”

2.35pm: Stop. Challenged HMS “Cedric”. Put an armed guard on board SS “Polarine” under Lt Tarn. Sent to Kirkwall. Lat 59 34N, Long 17 08W

3.01pm: Proceeded S30W. Full speed

5.0pm: Challenged HMS “Almanzora”

6.0pm: a/c N24E 3 pt z.z. (N58E-N10W)

6.0pm: Pos by Stars 58 46N, 17 02W, Observed the Aurora Borealis

8.0pm: a/c S29W 3 pt z.z. (S63W-S5E)

11.15pm: Kept on W’ly leg of z.z., log 127.0’

11.34pm: Dead slow

11.36pm: Stop & as reqd. Boarded SS “Hillerod” 58 28N 17 04W. Sent to Kirkwall with armed guard under Sub Lt Young (1 PO & 4 men)

Number on sick list: 3


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5 November 1915

At Sea

Lat 59.013, Long -16.95

1.08am: Proceeded N24E straight 45 revs

4.15am: a/c S29W 3 pt z.z. (S5E-S63W) log 171.6

7.20am: Posn by Stars N, S, E & W: Lat 58 31N, Long 16 53W

8.0am: a/c N19E 2 pt zigzag (N3W & N41E) 2° allowed for leeway

Noon: a/c S37W 3 pt zigzag (South-S68W)

0.30pm: 55 revs S31W 3° leeway

1.27pm: Ahead slow a/c N31E

2.0pm: Stop & as reqd. Picked up a barrel

2.35pm: Proceeded S31W 55 revs, log 27.0’

4.36pm: a/c S10E to close steamer

5.10pm: Stop. Boarded SS “Narvik” 59 09N, 16 50W. Sent to Kirkwall with armed guard (Lt Baker & 5 men). Lat by Star obs 58 08N at 6.15pm

6.34pm: Proceeded S65E 45 revs

7.30pm: a/c NxW to close steamer

7.41pm: Stop. Boarded SS “Inland” 58 16N, 16 52W. Allowed to proceed

8.26pm: Proceeded S64E straight 50 revs

Midnight: Reduced to 48 revs

Number on sick list: 2


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6 November 1915

At Sea

Lat 58.1, Long -11.33

6.48am: Posn. By Star obs. 58 07N, 12 30W

8.0am: Commenced 2 pt zigzag (S68E-S42E) 44 revs

8.30am: Stopped zigzagging

8.36am: Stop port engine for repair purposes. 48 revs on Starbd

10.41am: Half ahead both, 45 revs

10.50 to 11.10am: Swung ship for deviation

11.10am: a/c N55W 2 pt z.z. (N33W-N77W) log 278.2’

1.0pm: Allowed 2° leeway on N’ly course

1.20pm: Allowed 3° leeway on N’ly course

5.37pm: Posn. By star obs. 58 17N, 13 06 ½[W]

6.30pm: a/c S59E 3 pt z.z. (S25E-N87E) log 74.2’

10.0pm: Very heavy W’ly swell

Number on sick list: 2


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7 November 1915

At sea

Lat 58.2, Long -11.26

Moderate gale. Heavy W’ly swell

5.15am: Commenced 2 pt z.z.

6.0am: a/c N54W straight

7.11am: Lat by obs of Mars 57 59N

Moderate gale

11.10am: a/c North to intercept steamer, 50 revs

11.50am: a/c N34E log 246.2’, 40 revs, spoke (British) SS “Wapello”

2.07pm: a/c S74W to close steamer, log 20.2’

2.30pm: Spoke SS “Iceland”

5.30pm: Position by Stars N, S, E & W: Lat 58 19 ½N, Long 12 16 ½W

Moderate gale. Heavy NW’ly swell

Midnight: a/c S8W for steamer, log 118.3’

Number on sick list: 1


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8 November 1915

At Sea

Lat 58.13, Long -12.58

0.25am: Spoke SS “Wapello”

0.30am: Resumed course S60E

7.0am: Commenced 2 pt zigzag (N77W-N33W)

7.24am: Posn. Stars N, S, E & W: Lat 58 02N, Long 11 19W

8.15am: Commenced 3 pt z.z. (N89W-N21W)

11.05am: Handed log

11.30am: Streamed log and advanced 3’

Mod. breeze & sea. Heavy NW’ly swell

1.43pm: Ahead slow

1.45pm: Stop & as reqd. Boarded SS “Grekland” from Baltimore to Stockholm. Sent to Kirkwall with armed guard (Mid. Eales & 3 men) Lat 58 06N, Long 13 01W

2.46pm: Proceeded N40W 3 pt z.z. 44 revs

Position by stars N, S, E & W at 5.36pm: Lat 58 21N, Long 13 46W

6.0pm: a/c S59E 2 pt z.z. (S81E-S37E)

Light airs and confused NW’ly swell

Number on sick list: 2


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9 November 1915

At Sea

Lat 58.2, Long -11.41

6.0am: a/c N54W 3 pt z.z. (N88W-N20W)

7.0am: Posn by stars obsns. 58 06N, 9 56W

8.0am: a/c N57W 3 pt z.z. (S89W-N23W), confused sea

11.10am: 3° allowed for leeway

0.30pm: 2 pt zigzag (N35W-N79W) 3° leeway

1.0pm: Allowed 4° leeway on N’ly course

1.17pm: Proceeded on mean course N57W, 40 revs, 4° leeway

5.0pm: a/c N40E spoke SS “Lynfield”

9.50pm: Ahead dead Slow. Signalled SS “Lhoden” [“Lodsen”?] from Narvik, Westbound. 59 15N, 11 21W

10.02pm: a/c West

10.17pm: Resumed course N44E

11.55pm: a/c WxN. Dead slow ahead

Number on sick list: 2


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10 November 1915

At Sea

Lat 59.98, Long -10.31

0.20am: a/c East. Spoke Norwegian SS “John Blumer”

0.28am: Proceeded 40 revs, 5° allowed for leeway

6.15am: Dead slow ahead. Secured N° 10 lifeboat

11.32am: Dead slow ahead. Spoke SS “Tyskland” too rough to board. Keeping company with her. Course NE, engines as reqd

2.57pm: Stopped

3.0pm: Ahead Dead slow, course ESE

3.40pm: Half ahead both

3.42pm: Slow both, Course East

4.0pm: Log carried away

5.36pm: Fix by Stars N, S, E & W: 60 02N,9 53W

Number on sick list: 4


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11 November 1915

At Sea

Lat 59.86, Long -9.75

Heavy swell

5.56am: Stop & as reqd

6.07am: Sent armed guard on board SS “Tyskland” (1 PO & 3 men) under the charge of Mid. May 60 15N, 8 27W. SS “Tyskland” proceeded to Lerwick

7.12am: Proceeded S55W 50 revs

7.24am: Increased to 60 revs. Signalled Swedish SS “Drottning Sophia” having armed guard on board

11.41am: Closed HMS “Otway”

11.48am: Stop both, Log 135; 1 gunner RMA joined ship from headquarters Eastney

3.30pm: a/c N46W 2 pt z.z. (N24W-N68W). Reduced to 40 revs

5.40pm: Fix by stars 59 44N, 11 37W

7.10pm: a/c S30E to intercept steamer

8.0pm: Stop & as reqd. Spoke SS “Slavonia” from Cardiff to Arkhangel. Lat 59 40N, Long12 07W

8.15pm: Proceeded N21E, 2 pt z.z., 40 revs, 2° allowed for leeway

9.30pm: a/c S58W 2 pt zigzag (S36E-S80E)

Light breeze and squally, mod. E’ly sea and swell

Number on sick list: 4


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12 November 1915

At Sea

Lat 60.3, Long -10.95

6.0am: a/c N34W 2 pt z.z. (N56W-N12W) 45 res

7.11am: Fix by Stars N, S, E & W: 59 47N, 9 43W

7.45am: Challenged HMS “Almanzora”

10.30am: Stopped zigzagging

11.15am: Challenged HMS “Otway”

11.20am: Challenged HMS “Cedric”

11.57am: Ahead slow. Stop & as reqd. Received armed guards from “Cedric”

0.34pm: Proceeded 45 revs N11W

2.19pm: Ahead slow

2.21pm: Ahead dead slow

2.30pm: a/c N84W 2 pt z.z. (N62W-S74W) 45 revs

7.0pm: a/c S89E 2 pt z.zag (S67E-N69E) log 81.9’

11.0pm: Allowed 1° leeway on N’ly course and 2° leeway on S’ly course

Heavy swell from ENE

Number on sick list: 5


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13 November 1915

At Sea

Lat 60.95, Long -9.05

5.0am: a/c S58W 3 pt z.z. (S24W-N88W) 34 revs

7.38am: a/c S55E, 50 revs. Sighted HMS “Cedric” and “Otway”

8.0am: Stopped engines and as reqd. Received papers and orders from “Cedric”

8.29am: Proceeded N35E 50 revs, 2° leeway

10.55am: Allowed 3° leeway

Noon: a/c N86W 2 pt z.z. (N64W-S72W) 45 revs

0.37pm: Lat by Ex. Mer. 60 53 ½N

1.20pm: No leeway allowed

1.50pm: 2° allowed for leeway

5.0pm: Fix by Stars N, S, E & W: Lat 60 39 ½N, Long 10 29 ½W

6.0pm: a/c N68E 2 pt z.z. (N46E-East)

10.20pm: Ahead slow

10.23pm: Stop both. Log 134.4’. Hailed trawler SS “Maclaey” of Hull

10.25pm: Half ahead both, 50 revs, Co N68E, Straight, log 35.6’

Number on sick list: 3


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14 November 1915

At Sea

Lat 62.91, Long -6.13

6.0am: a/c N56E 2° leeway log 231.5’

7.0am: Myggenaes Lt bg S72E

9.49am: Fuglö S36E x Myling Hd S37W x Kalsö S6E

10.15am: Fuglö S7E x Kalsö S31W, Myggenaes S55W, log 306

11.30am: Challenged HMS “Alsatian”

0.7pm: Stopped

0.12pm: “Alsatian’s” boat alongside

4.35pm: Fix by Stars N, S, E and W: Lat 62 05N, Long 4 12W

Number on sick list: 2


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15 November 1915

At Sea

Lat 61.31, Long -3.5

3.50am: Full Speed

4.0am: N25E to close light

4.46am: a/c S51E slow both

4.50am: Stop & as reqd. ExaminedE trawler with searchlight

4.53am: Half ahead both

5.0am: Proceeded S52W 50 revs

11.45am: Full speed

2.56pm: a/c N84E 2°leeway

5.45pm: Allowed 2° leeway

6.53pm: 5° up for leeway

7.10pm: 10° up for leeway, Muckle Flugga S81E

8.45pm: a/c N8E to pass clear of trawler

10.16pm: a/c ExS Stopped engines. Signalled SS “Kristianiafiord”

10.40pm: M.F. Lt bg SSW

10.55pm: Proceeded 36 revs S19E. Sounded 80 fthms sand shells

Number on sick list: 4


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16 November 1915

Busta Voe

Lat 60.5, Long -1.71

3.12am: Out Skerries Lt abm 10’, log 233.7’

4.0am: Stopped engines

4.30am: Put armed guard on SS “Kristianiafiord” under Lt Summers, Lat 60 08N Long 0 34W

6.31am: Out Skerries abm 9’ log 255.4

8.57am: Muckle Flugga abm 5’ a/c N69W log 98° leeway

9.40am: 3° up for leeway

9.45am: Commenced 2 pt z.z. (S46W-W)

10.45am: 3 pt z.z. (S34W-N78W)

11.40am: a/c S9W 2 pt z.z. (S31W-S13E)

1.15pm: Handed log

1.41am: Murbie Stacks Lt Ho abm1’

1.45am: Dead slow ahead

1.50pm: Passed through boom

1.52pm: Slow ahead

2.12pm: Stop. Full astern. Let go port anchor 75 fths cable. Depth of water 18 fths

2.13pm: Stop both

2.35pm: Captain left ship

2.45pm: Colliers “Cairnevis” and “Westwood” came alongside

2.50pm: Armed guards rejoined ship (Lt Baker, Sub Lt Fairnie, Mids May and Eales) Sub Lt Potts joined ship

3.25pm: Captain returned in steam cutter. Mails arrived on board

5.0pm: Commenced coaling

7.0pm: Finished coaling for the night, having taken 105 tons on board

Number on sick list: 5


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17 November 1915

Busta Voe (Coaling)

Lat 60.36, Long -1.36

1.30am: Took cast over stern 17 fths

7.15am: Commenced coaling

9.0 to 9.45am: Breakfast. Resumed coaling

0.30 to 1.15pm: Dinner. Resumed coaling

4.20pm: Ship Swung athwart the lock. Sounded over stern 17 ½ fths

5.30pm: SS “Flying Breeze” alongside with boiler water

7.30 to 8.20pm: Supper. Resumed coaling

11.0pm: Finished coaling. Having taken 1,000 tons on board

Number on sick list: 8


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18 November 1915

Busta Voe

Lat 60.36, Long -1.36

1.40am: HMS “Alsatian” anchored ahead

7.15am: Starbd collier left

7.40am: Port collier left

9.30am: Hands fall in. Commenced cleaning ship

2.10pm: “Flying Breeze” left ship

7.25pm: Commenced heaving up

8.08pm: Anchor aweigh

8.13pm: Engines Slow astern & as reqd

8.44pm: Dead Slow

8.45pm: Passed through gate

8.50pm: Half ahead 56 revs

8.54pm: Murbie Stacks abm

10.03pm: Murbie Stacks Lt disappeared

Number on sick list: 8


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19 November 1915

At Sea

Lat 60.5, Long -6.0

6.20am: a/c N25W log 158’. Obs Akraberg Lt bg N38W

6.46am: Akraberg Lt bg N46W log 165.3’

7.19am: Akraberg Lt bg N75W

7.20am: a/c S23W 2 pt z.z. (S1W-S45W)

11.0am: a/c N19E 2 pt z.z. (N3W-N41E)

2.0pm: a/c S23W 2 pt z.z. (S1W-S45W) log 27’

3.50pm: Steered straight Co S23W 56 revs

5.0pm: a/c N76W Straight Co

8.45pm: Allowed 5° leeway

Heavy Sw’ly swell

11.0pm: a/c N46W 5° leeway

Number on sick list: 5


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20 November 1915

At Sea

Lat 60.53, Long -10.16

1.30am: a/c N21E 3 pt z.z. (N13W-N55E) 45 revs

3.30am: Secured foremost guns

4.0am: a/c S25W straight Co

9.16am: HMS “Patia” abm. Challenged

Cautioned Mr Henry Hawkes, Chief Gunner, for dereliction of duty in withdrawing a 6” gun’s crew contrary to the Captain’s standing orders. Signed H.H. Under protest 20-11-15

Number on sick list: 4


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21 November 1915

At Sea

Lat 59.98, Long -10.16

6.47am: Stopped port engines. Increased to 55 revs on Starbd

7.13am: Resumed 45 revs on both engines

9.50pm: Slow both engines

9.55pm: Half ahead both, 45 revs

11.10pm: Allowed 2° leeway

Number on sick list: 4


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22 November 1915

At Sea

Lat 59.5, Long -10.41

0.09am: Allowed 5° leeway

3.0am: Secured forward guns

4.0am: a/c S27W 45 revs, 4° for leeway

8.10am: Commenced 3 pt z.z. (N16W-N52E) 3° leeway

11.34am: Slow both

11.43am: Stop & as reqd

11.50am: Boarded Norwegian SS “Maud” Lat 59 30N, Long 11 25W bound Copenhagen. Sent to Kirkwall under armed guard (Mid Eales RNR in charge)

0.40pm: Proceeded N84W 2 pt z.z. (N62W-S74W) 46 revs

0.40pm: Proceeded N84W 2 pt z.z. 46 revs

2.15 to 2.45pm: Swung ship for deviation. Allowed 2° leeway on S’ly leg of z.z.

4.11pm: a/c SW 56 revs to intercept steamer

5.21pm: Stop & as reqd. Put armed guard on board SS “Wladimir Sawin” (Danish). Sent to Kirkwall. Lat 59 04N, Long 11 04W

6.16pm: Proceeded N14W 45 revs to intercept another steamer

6.29pm: Slow both

6.32pm: Stop both & as reqd

7.15pm: Posn by stars 59 06 ½N, 11 06W. Sent armed guard on board Danish SS “Dansborg” Lat 29 07N, Long 11 08W

7.45pm: Proceeded S14E 56 revs

Midnight: Commenced 2 pt z.z. (S8W-S36E)

Number on sick list: 7


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[ed. note: Inserted page partially obscures the Remarks column, November 22nd,1915]


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23 November 1915

At Sea

Lat 55.6, Long -7.05

2.0am: St. Kilda bg ExS ½ S

3.0am: St. Kilda bg N57E

3.15am: a/c S10E 2 pt z.z. (S32E-S2W)

5.25am: Sighted Barra Hd Lt bg S18E log 222.4’

7.03am: a/c S1E Straight Co

7.15am: Commenced 2 pt z.z. (S23E-S21W)

8.0am: Challenged HMS “Otway” & received reply

9.10am: Skerryvore Lt Ho bg S83E log 286.5’

0.15pm: Spoke SS “Aracataca” (British)

0.20pm: Inishowen S2W x Inishtrahull S65W

0.37pm: a/c S47E 2 pt z.z. (S25E-S69E)

2.46pm: Resumed straight course S47E

2.55pm: Rue Pt abm 1’

3.30pm: Commenced 2 pt z.z.

3.36pm: Tor Hd abm dist 1.7’

6.0pm: Mew abm 2 ½’

6.35pm: Skulmartin abm 3.8’

8.0pm: Commenced 2 pt z.z.

9.0pm: Chickens abm 2’, Langness bg East, commenced 2 pt z.zag (S66E-S22E)

11.37pm: Gt. Ormes Hd bg S25W

Midnight: Gt. Ormes Hd abm 19m

Number on sick list: 6


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[ed. note: Inserted page with list of Soundings taken from 4.30am to 11.30pm partially obscures Patent Log, Distance run and Standard Compass Course, November 23rd, 1915]


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24 November 1915

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

0.50am: Bar Lt abm, switched on streaming lights

0.58am: Stop engines. Pilot came on board (Mr Ankers)

1.0am: Secured all guns

1.08am: Proceeded Full speed

1.16am: Formby Lt V abm

1.25am: C1 Bell buoy abm

1.38am: C8 Bell buoy abm

1.50am: Rock Lt Ho abm

2.07am: Stop

2.08am: Full astern

2.10am: Dropped Strabd anchor, 75 fths cable out

7.20am: Ship commenced to swing to flood tide

11.07am: Commenced to heave up

11.26am: Dead slow ahead both

11.30am: Anchor aweigh

11.50am: Slow ahead and as reqd

0.28pm: Entered Sandon Basin. Tugs employed “Brocklebank” and “Toxteth”

1.27pm: Entered Huskisson Basin

1.53pm: Made fast in Huskisson Basin

2.0pm: Cast off

2.05pm: Slow ahead & as reqd

2.09pm: Entered Canada Basin

2.55pm: Alongside & made fast W Canada. Whilst swinging in Canada Basin ship touched SS “Magnetic” lying at West End of N Side Canada Branch doing slight damage to her upper works

Leave to Starbd Watch until Noon Monday

4.0pm: Discharged 1 PO (1st Class) to Royal Infirmary Liverpool

Number on sick list: 6


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25 November 1915

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

Shore gang coaling

Shore gang stop coaling

Part Watch landed ship off

Three Gunners RMA left ship for (Eastney Barracks) 2 seamen 1 Armorer (one) Portsmouth Barracks, one Stoker to Devonport, 1 Signal Rating from Chatham

10.0am: Hands employed getting up empties and as reqd

Hands employed painting funnels, working in fore hold

3.0pm: One seaman and one fireman ship for Walton goal

Shore gang coaling

Number on sick list: 1


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26 November 1915

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

Duty part of watch hauling ship off replacing lighters

Hands employed painting mast funnels & getting in stores

Shore gang coaling

Hands employed painting funnels & getting in stores

3 Armed guards & 3 Officers returned on board

Watch employed getting provisions

Leave to 1st part of watch until 7 am

Shore gang coaling


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27 November 1915

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

Shore gang coaling ship

Hands employed painting funnels and taking in stores

2.0pm: Two ratings left for “Columbella” Glasgow

3.30pm: Hauled ship off, shore gang stop coaling

Leave granted to 2nd part of Port Watch till 7 am

3 RNR seamen & 1 stoker joined ship from RNB Portsmouth


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28 November 1915

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

Shore gang coaling

10.0am: Hands attended Divine Service on board

Leave granted to 1st part of Port Watch till 7 am

4.0pm: J Mullen stoker released from cells

8.0pm: Shore gang coaling


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29 November 1915

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

8.0am: Shore gang commenced coaling

12.0pm: Leave granted to Port Watch until Noon Saturday

Hands employed getting in stores

5.0pm: Finished coaling hove alongside quay

6.30pm: Gave leave to 2nd part Starb Watch until 7 am

9.15pm: Finished coaling

10.0pm: Two gunners RMA joined ship from RMA Barracks Eastney


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30 November 1915

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

8.45am: Hands employed getting on board stores & cleaning ship

1.15pm: Hans employed getting in stores, discharging empties & as required

4.0pm: Leave to 1st part Star Watch till 7.0am



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[ed. note: Log pages December 1st and December 2nd were copied with slight differences that have been placed in square brackets]


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1 December 1915

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

Hands employed in getting out projectiles and embarking [getting in] stores

1.0pm: Paid monthly money

1.15pm: Hands employed getting out [6”] ammunition


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2 December 1915

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

8.0am: Mr Harwood Gunner [RN] joined ship

Hands employed embarking ammunition [getting in shells] & stores

[12.0am: Dinner]

Lost overboard by accident 1 shell 6” Q.F. pointed common

1.15pm: Hands employed embarking ammunition [getting in shells] and stores


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3 December 1915

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

8.45am: Hands employed in painting ship & as reqd

Hands employed cleaning ship & as reqd

Gave leave to 2nd Part Starbd Watch until 7am


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4 December 1915

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

9.0am: Hands employed cleaning down mast and painting ship side

1.15pm: Hands employed cleaning ship & as reqd

1.20pm: Mr Hawkes (Chief Gunner) left ship to join “Excellent”

Gave leave to Starbd Watch and 1st part Port Watch until 10 pm

10.15pm: Tom Pictor, stoker 1st Class FRF official N° 278970 B1695, fell off gang way whilst coming on board reaching the water after striking the quay. He was brought on to the quay and artificial respiration tried but he died shortly afterwards. Death due to drowning

10.0pm: Liberty men returned

11.0pm: Officers leave expired


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5 December 1915

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

1.45am: Delivered the Corpse of T. Pictor (Stoker RFR) to civil authorities ashore

Hands employed bending weather screens and placing ammunition

Mercurial barometer read from Noon onwards

6.43pm: Stand by. Cast off and proceeded from berth

6.45pm: Slow ahead Port & as reqd

7.30pm: Entered Huskisson basin

7.50pm: Entered Sandon basin

8.15pm: Alongside W Side of Sandon Basin

9.50pm: Secured for the night

Number on sick list: 0


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6 December 1915

Liverpool (Sandon Basin)

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

1.30am: One fireman brought on board by civil Police

Tugs “Canning” “Toxteth” “Nelson”

9.28am: Cast off & proceeded from berth

9.30am: Stand by

9.40am: Slow ahead port & as reqd

9.58am: Entered river

10.28pm: N Wall Lt abm

10.30am: Rock Lt Ho abm. Stopped engines, Mr Ankers (Pilot) disembarked

10.42am: Full ahead

10.55am: Challenged by Seaforth

10.59am: N°8 Bell buoy abm

11.12am: C1 Bell buoy abm

11.20am: Formby Lt V abm

11.36am: Bar Lt V abm. Course N46W

11.40am: Commenced 3 pt z.z. (N80W-N12W)

0.30pm: 2 pt z.z. (N24W-N68W)

3.40pm: Chickens N35E x Langness N73E

4.0pm: Contrary Hd N46E x Chickens N68E, commenced 2 pt z.z.

5.51pm: Proceeded on Mean Co N7W

6.59pm: South Rk abm 5’; reduced to 56 revs

6.32pm: Skulmartin abm x Mew Is N17W

7.15pm: Mew Is abm 4 ¼’ a/c N7W, Sounded 62 fths

8.07pm: Stopped Starbd engine for 20 minutes

8.31pm: Maidens abm 5 ¼’

10.03pm: Mull of Cantyre abm 3 ½’

10.46pm: Rathlin Lt abm 1 ¼’

10.48pm: Allowed 3° leeway

Number on sick list: 1


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[ed. note: Inserted page partially obscures Remarks column, December 6th, 1915]


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7 December 1915

At Sea

Lat 56.35, Long -8.0

0.7am: Oversay Lt abm 7.5’

0.55am: Inishtrahull Lt abm

2.0am: Dubh Artach Lt abm

3.10am: Stopped Starbd engine 2 minutes

3.20am: Skerryvore abm

5.10am: Barra Hd bg N35E a/c WNW

10.0am: a/c WSW, 20 revs Starbd engine, 30 revs Port enigne

10.20am: 24 revs on both engines

10.35am: Handed log

11.40am: a/c WxN Streamed log, 40 revs

11.55am: a/c N60E Engines as reqd

Noon: 40 revs on both engines

2.31pm: Barra Hd abm 3 ½’

3.30pm: Barra Hd bg N70W

Two firemen released from cells

5.47pm: Oigh Sgeir Lt abm log 57.0

8.40pm: Barra Hd Lt abm 8’ 40 revs

9.32pm: Barra Hd Lt bg NNE a/c N45W

10.0pm: Barra Hd Lt bg NE a/c N37W

11.55pm: Barra Hd Lt bg NNE 4’

Number on sick list: 3


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[ed note: Inserted page with Soundings taken from 1.0am to 3.0pm partially obscure the Patent log, Distance run and Standard Compass Courses columns, December 7th, 1915]


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8 December 1915

At Sea

Lat 57.68, Long -10.36

2.02am: Barra Hd abm 5.3’

3.25am: Allowed 3° leeway

6.0am: Handed log on account of it being out of order

Noon: Streamed log

0.20pm: Took off leeway previously allowed (3°)

0.50pm: Spoke HMS “Columbella”, Challenged & replied

1.25pm: Observed cask in water. Turned to Starbd, Slow ahead

1.43pm: Course N37W proceeded 56 revs

Heavy N’ly swell

5.20pm: Fix by stars 58 23N, 11 55W

Number on sick list: 3


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9 December 1915

At Sea

Lat 62.15, Long -12.58

2.20am: a/c N33E to intercept steamer

2.52am: Stopped engines & as reqd. Signalled British A.T. “Derwent Hall” Lat 60 30N, Long 13 22W Cardiff to Archangel

3.40am: Proceeded N48E 56 revs

8.20am: Fix by star obs 61 27N, 12 52W

Wet bulb thermometer broken. Replaced by new one

4.30pm: Fix by stellar observations: Lat 63 07N, Long 11 05W

8.20pm: a/c S57E 2 pt z.z. (S79E-S35E) 44 revs, log 131.0’

Number on sick list: 4


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10 December 1915

At Sea

Lat 63.7, Long -6.15

8.55am: Lat by star 63 29N

9.5am: Challenged HMS “Virginian”

9.39am: Stopped & engines as reqd . Handed logs

9.43am: Sea boat away

10.20am: Sea boat hoisted & secured

10.27am: Proceeded N16W 2 pt z.z. (N38W-N6E) 44 revs

0.30pm: a/c N53W 2 pt z.z. (N31W-N76W)

0.45pm: 2° leeway allowed of W’ly course

2.22pm: Telegraphs at stand by. Heavy snow squalls

2.30pm: Telegraphs half speed

4.0pm: Posn. by stars 63 55N, 7 23 ½W

6.30pm: Allowed 1° leeway on W’ly Co of z. zag

9.0pm: a/c S58E 2 pt z. zag (S80E-S36E) 1° leeway on S’ly Co

Number on sick list: 1


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11 December 1915

At Sea

Lat 64.11, Long -7.95

3.30am: Took leeway off. Light airs and fine clear weather

6.0am: a/c N54W 2 pt z. zag (N32W-N76W)

8.15am: Posn. by star obsns. 64 03N, 6 31W

9.30am: a/c N61W 2 pt z.z. (N39W-N83W). NNW’ly swell

Noon: 2° leeway allowed on W’ly Co

0.32pm: Stopped z. zagging. Co N61W, 3° leeway

3.45pm: Allowed 5° leeway

3.54pm: a/c North 26 revs. No leeway

Observed aurora borealis

Number on sick list: 1


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12 December 1915

At Sea

Lat 64.26, Long -9.46

Mod gale and high sea

8.50am: Posn. by star obsns 64 31N, 10 03W

3.55pm: Obs. steamer a/c S5W 50 revs

Heavy N’ly swell

4.20pm: Challenged HMS “Victorian”

7.0pm: a/c N55W 2 pt z.z. (N33W-N77W) 42 revs 2° for leeway

8.0pm: a/c S57E 2 pt z.z. (S35E-S79E). Occasional snow squalls. N’ly swell

8.20pm: Posn by star obsns: 64 01N, 9 09W

9.18pm: 2° leeway allowed on E’ly Co of z.z.

Number on sick list: 2


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13 December 1915

At Sea

Lat 63.91, Long -7.95

Northerly swell

6.0am: a/c N56W 2 pt z.z. (N78W-N34W) 2° leeway on W’ly Co

8.24am: 2° leeway on both courses

Noon: Allowed 1° for leeway

2.50pm: Took off leeway

6.0pm: a/c S57E 2 pt z.z. (S35E-S79E). Reduced to 42 revs

Number on sick list: 3


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14 December 1915

At Sea

Lat 63.93, Long -7.9

6.0am: a/c N86W 2 pt z.zag (N78W-N34W)

0.40pm: Allowed 2° leeway on W’ly Co

4.18pm: Posn. by Sim. Alts Capella & Moon: 63 55N, 9 18W. Current in 3 days S44E (true) 11 m.

6.22pm: Slow both

6.24pm: Stop & as reqd. Boarded Danish SS “Ceres” 64 02N, 9 37W

7.0pm: Lat by Polaris 64 02N,

7.10pm: Allowed SS “Ceres” to proceed

7.18pm: Sea boat hoisted & secured. Proceeded S19W 52 revs

8.30pm: Posn.by Star obsns 63 46N, 9 33 ½W

11.30pm: Allowed 2° leeway

Number on sick list: 4


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15 December 1915

At Sea

Lat 61.53, Long -11.08

2.0am: Commenced 2 pt z.z. (S3E-S41W). Allowed 3° leeway on each course

6.0am: a/c N83W 2 pt z.z. (S75W-N61W) 44 revs. Allowed 2° leeway on S’ly Co of z.z.

9.10am: Straight Co N83W 40 revs

11.48am: Slow both

Noon: Stop & as reqd. Boarded SS “Eskasoni” (British) New York to Arkhangel. Lat 1 32N, Long 11 05W

1.10pm: Allowed SS “Eskasoni” to proceed

1.15pm: Boarded British S.T. “Pericles”

1.30pm: Allowed to proceed

1.35pm: Proceeded 44 revs S86W 2 pt z.z. (S64W-N72W)

4.35pm: Posn by star obsns 61 17N, 11 56W

7.0pm: a/c S88E 2 pt z.z. (S66E-N70E)

Number on sick list: 4


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16 December 1915

At Sea

Lat 61.36, Long -10.86

6.0am: a/c N83W 2 pt z.z. (N61W-S75W)

9.0am: Posn. star obsns 61 32N, 9 54W

10.20am: Stopped engines to place bottom lines log 254.5’

10.37am: Proceeded N83W 2 pt z. zag

11.55am: Allowed 2° leeway on N’ly Co of z.z.

1.0pm: Lat by Ex.Mer 61 19N

2.56pm: Stopped zigzagging Co N83W, 1° leeway allowed, reduced to 40 revs

6.0pm: a/c S88E 44 revs, 2°leeway

Midnight: Commenced 2 pt z. zag (S66E-N70E)

Number on sick list: 20


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17 December 1915

At Sea

Lat 61.01, Long -10.4

0.20am: Allowed 2° leeway on S’ly Co

3.30am: Allowed 2° leeway on N’ly Co

6.0am: a/c SxW to intercept steamer

6.35am: Challenged HMS “Orotava” a/c S76W 2 pt z.z.z (S54W-N82W) 44 revs, 2° leeway on N’ly Co

9.0am: Posn by star obsns 61 02N, 9 30W

11.0am: a/c N83W 2 pt z.z. (N61W-S75W). Allowed 2° leeway on N’ly Co

3.25pm: Took off leeway previously allowed

4.34pm: Posn Star obsns 60 47N, 12 11W

5.55pm: Swung ship for deviations

6.40pm: Co S86E 2 pt z.z. (S64E-N72E) log 83.8’

Number on sick list: 1


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18 December 1915

At Sea

Lat 60.96, Long -10.41

6.0am: a/c N83W 2 pt z.z. (N61W-S75W)

2° leeway N’ly Co of z.z.

11.0am: Reduced to 4o N83W

5.0pm: Posn by star obsns Lat 60 47N, Long 12 22W

6.0pm: a/c S58E 2 pt z. zag (S36E-S80E)

Midnight: a/c S88E 2 pt z. zag (S66E-N70E)

Number on sick list: 0


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19 December 1915

At Sea

Lat 60.08, Long -10.33

3.05am: a/c N5E to intercept steamer

3.52am: Slow both

4.0am: Stop & as reqd. Boarded trawler “Stalwart”. Allowed her to proceed

4.58am: Proceeded S60E 2 pt zigzag, 40 revs

5.23am: a/c S58E straight Co

6.15am: a/c S71W 2 pt zigzag 42 revs

6.20am: a/c S22W to intercept steamer, 56 revs

6.30am: Challenged HMS “Victorian”

6.30am: a/c S71W 2 pt z. zag

9.23am: S71W straight Co, 50 revs

11.54am: Dead slow

Noon: Stop & as reqd. Boarded SS “Rollesby” (British) Portland (USA) to Leith. Allowed to proceed

0.34pm: Proceeded 42 revs N83W 2 pt z.z. (N61W-S75W)

SW’ly swell

5.45pm: a/c S89E Straight Co, 52 revs, 2° leeway, Log 55’

11.30pm: Allowed 1° for leeway

Number on sick list: 1


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20 December 1915

At Sea

Lat 60.9, Long -5.23

6.30am: a/c N66W 52 revs to investigate white light – Trawler

6.45am: a/c S89E log 43.0’, 1° leeway

7.05am: Dead slow

10.15am: Increased to 56 revs & commenced 2 pt zigzag (S39E-S83E) log 291.5’

10.40am: a/c N61W Straight Co, Log 297

11.0am: a/c N42W Straight Co

1.56pm: Obs. Sydero Is bg N ½ W, a/c N20W, log 32’

2.53pm: a/c N85W, log 48.5’, 2° leeway allowed

2.53pm: Posn by cross bearings: 61 16N, 6 45 ½W

3.10pm: Commenced 2 pt z. zag (N63W-S7[?]) 44 revs. 3° leeway on S’ly Co of z. zag

5.12pm: Allowed 4° leeway on S’ly Co

6.0pm: Secured forward guns. Allowed 3° leeway

7.0pm: Allowed 2° leeway

8.0pm: Took off leeway

10.0pm: Allowed 1° leeway

Number on sick list: 2


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[ed. note: Inserted page with list of soundings taken between 5.0am and 7.15am, and between 2.10pm and 10.30pm partially obscures the Remarks column, December 20th, 1915]


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21 December 1915

At Sea

Lat 60.65, Long -10.7

1.0am: a/c S88E 2 pt z.z. (N70E-S66E)

6.0am: Sounded 66 fths a/c N83W 2 pt z. zag (N61W-S75W)

8.34am: Lat by Arcturus 60 49N

9.02am: Long 9 43W

0.20pm: a/c S89W 2 pt z.z. (N67W-S79W) log 4.4’

1.30pm: Commenced 2 pt z.z. (S81W-S37W)

3.08pm: 48 revs. Challenged HMS “Motagua”

3.15pm: a/c S24W Straight Co

7.0pm: a/c S89E 2 pt z. zag (S67E-N69E)

7.06pm: Allowed 1° leeway on S’ly Co

7.45pm: Allowed 2° leeway

10.35pm: Allowed 3° leeway

Number on sick list: 2


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[ed. note: Inserted page partially obscures the Patent Log and Distance run columns, December 21st, 1915]


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22 December 1915

At Sea

Lat 59.86, Long -9.73

3.35am: Allowed 4° leeway

6.0am: a/c N84W 2 pt z. zag (S74W-N62W) 3° leeway allowed

0.30pm: Allowed 4°leeway on S’ly Co, 3° on N’ly Co

3.20pm: 2° leeway allowed

5.03pm: Stopped & as required. Boarded Norwegian SS “Terje Viken”. Sent to Kirkwall with Mid Eales RNR. Posn by Star obsns 59 40N, 11 05W. Current N34E (true) 13’ since last obsns

6.10pm: Proceeded S80E 56 revs

9.0pm: Allowed 1° leeway

11.0pm: Lat by Polaris 59 54N

11.55pm: Took off Leeway

Midnight: Easterly swell

Number on sick list: 2


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23 December 1915

At Sea

Lat 60.25, Long -4.08

2.0am: Allowed 2° leeway

5.46am: a/c SE 40 revs to secure A2 & B2 guns

6.05am: Resumed Co S80E 40 revs

6.50am: Allowed 5° leeway

9.15am: Log foul

10.30am: Log tripped

11.25am: 26 revs. Hove to, Hd SE, repaired log

4.50pm: Obs. Ekkaness Lt bearing S89E

5.43pm: 40 revs, Ekkaness bg east x Murbie Stacks S40E

6.29pm: Hilswick Lt abm 2.8’

6.32pm: Dead slow, a/c N25W

7.45pm: Akerry Eshaness abm 1.7’, 56 revs

8.0pm: Hilswick Lt abm 2.8’

8.26pm: Murbie stacks Lt abm. Logs handed

8.37pm: Passed boom defence

9.0pm: Holderness abm

9.15pm: Dropped Starbd anchor. Failed to hold. Hove up and 10.0pm dropped Port anchor veered Starbd 75 fths cable out in 16 fths

10.30pm: Piped down

11.30pm: Anchor bearings verified

Number on sick list: 2


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24 December 1915

Swarbacks Minn

Lat 60.36, Long -1.36

7.15am: Drifter from SS “Gibraltar” alongside for Poldhu

7.20am: Drifter away

7.30am: Hands fallen in & preparing ship for coaling

8.20am: Steamer cutter away

9.50am: Starbd collier alongside (SS “Cairnevis”)

10.10am: Port collier made fast (SS “Pensacola”)

10.30am: Veered cable 25 fths

11.0am: First hoist of coal on board

11.45am: Steam cutter returned with mails

Noon: Hands at dinner

0.45pm: Resumed coaling. Hoisted steam cutter

4.0pm: Ceased coaling for tea

4.30pm: Resumed coaling

7.30pm: Ceased coaling for supper

8.15pm: Resumed coaling

10.0pm: Finished coaling for the night

Number on sick list: 3


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25 December 1915

Busta Voe

Lat 60.36, Long -1.36

8.0am: Commenced coaling

8.30am: Steam cutter away

Noon: Hands to dinner

0.45pm: Resumed coaling

3.25pm: Steam cutter hoisted

4.30pm: Ceased coaling, 1175 tons embarked. Hands employed washing down

11.20pm: HMS “Motagua” anchored

Anchor bearings verified frequently

Number on sick list: 2


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26 December 1915

Swarbacks Minn

Lat 60.36, Long -1.36

4.30am: Wind shifted to SxW

Anchor bearings verified frequently

7.30am: Tender SS “Flying Breeze” alongside

7.45am: Hands employed cleaning ship

8.20am: Collier “Cairnevis” left

8.30am: Collier “Pensacola” left

9.0am: S.T. “Border Glen” alongside with boiler water

11.15am: “Pensacola’s” anchor foul of our cable

-[?] Alongside. Ship made fast

0.20pm: Anchor cleared. Collier “Pensacola” left. Paid out 75 fths on port cable

5.0pm: “Duke of Cornwall” arrived

8.0pm: Picket boat returned with mails from “D. of Cornwall”

8.15pm: Picket boat hoisted

8.40pm: Commenced heaving up

9.04pm: Anchor aweigh

9.10pm: Proceeded. Engines as reqd

9.15pm: Hevdeness abm

9.26pm: Stop both. Secured anchor

9.35pm: Passed through Gate

9.55pm: Murbie Stacks abm a/c N34W 2 pt z. zag, 56 revs

10.39pm: Eshaness Lt N73E x Hilswick Lt S70E

11.0pm: a/c N75W 2 pt z. zag, Eshaness bg S45E

Number on sick list: 1


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27 December 1915

At Sea

Lat 60.03, Long -7.93

4.30am: Allowed 2° leeway

7.20am: 1° leeway on W’ly Co & 2° on N’ly Co

8.10am: Posn by Star obsns N, S, E, W: 60 23N, 6 12W

8.50am: a/c West 2 pt z. zag, log 163.0’. Hands employed cleaning ship

9.53am: Forward log handed & new rotator placed

9.58am: Streamed & reading adjusted accordingly

11.55am: a/c N68W to investigate smoke

0.20pm: a/c S88W 2 pt z. zag 44 revs, log 5.0’

0.39pm: a/c N70W Straight Co, 56 revs

4.40pm: Posn by star 59 53 ½N, 10 21W

5.0pm: Reduced to 48 revs. Challenged HMS “Victorian”

Number on sick list: 1


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28 December 1915

At Sea

Lat 59.78, Long -9.18

3.20am: Commenced 2 pt z. zag (S77E-N59E) 44 revs, log 80.5’

6.20am: a/c S63W 2 pt z. zag (S85W-S41W) log 210.3’

0.23pm: a/c N87W 2 pt z. zag(S71W-N65W)

3.0pm: a/c WNW to intercept vessel

3.42pm: Slow both

3.47pm: Stop & as reqd. Signalled S. “Skomvӕr” (Norwegian) in Lat 59 33N, Long 10 29W. Having an armed guard on board, allowed her to proceed

4.09pm: Proceeded S86W 2 pt z. zag 44 revs

4.40pm: Posn by Star obsns 59 33N, 10 44W

6.0pm: a/c N82E 2 pt z. zag (N60E-S76E)

7.23pm: 45 revs on both engines

8.55pm: Sighted a white light a/c N10E 56 revs

10.33pm: 44 revs, obs. vessel to be Norwegian S. “Skomvӕr

Midnight: a/c S69E 2 pt z. zag (N89E-S47E) 44 revs

Number on sick list: 1


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29 December 1915

At Sea

Lat 59.91, Long -9.53

3.0am: a/c N82E 2 pt zigzag (S76E-N60E)

4.0am: 2° leeway on N’ly Co

6.0am: a/c S85W 2 pt zigzag (S63W-N73W) 42 revs

8.30am: Lat by star obs. 60 09 ½N

8.45am: 2° leeway on S’ly Co

9.05am: Stop & as reqd. Boarded British S.T. “Naamah” of Grimsby, Lat 60 06N, Long 8 53W

9.45am: Proceeded S84W 2 pt z. zag (S62W-N74W) 42 revs

0.20pm: a/c S82W 2 pt zigzag (S60W-N76W) 2° leeway on S’ly Co

3.30pm: Steered straight Co S82W, 4° leeway 39 revs

6.38pm: Dead slow

7.09pm: Half speed ahead, Co S65E

7.25pm: a/c S74E Engines as reqd, kept company with American SS “Muskogee” Lat 59 23N, Long 11 36W

7.55pm: a/c North, full speed after another steamer

8.14pm: Signalled HMS “Changuinola”

9.10pm: a/c S58E. Fired 6 pr blank

9.27pm: a/c N83E 2° leeway. Followed by SS “Muskogee”

Number on sick list: 2


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30 December 1915

At Sea

Lat 60.05, Long -9.03

0.35am: Allowed 3° eway

2.0am: Allowed 4° leeway

8.40am: 6° up for leeway

8.55am: 7° up for leeway.

Starbd engine stopped from 8.59 to 9.03

3.0pm: Signalled “Muskogee” to proceed to Kirkwall. Returned to patrol

5.25pm: Allowed 5° leeway

10.0pm: a/c N81E, 5° leeway

Number on sick list: 2


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31 December 1915

At Sea

Lat 59.5, Long -10.7

6.0am: a/c S86W, straight Co, 44 revs, 3° leeway allowed

7.0am: 4° leeway allowed

8.0am: 5° leeway allowed

Heavy SW’ly swell

1.14pm: a/c N65W to close vessel, log 15.5’

1.30pm: Pos. by D. Alts 59 23N, 11 13W

2.05pm: Dead slow. Signalled Norwegian Barque “Titania

2.20pm: Circling round vessel

2.50pm: Sea boat away. Sent Sub Lt Potts on board & ordered vessel to proceed to Kirkwall. Posn 59 23N, 11 23W

3.28pm: Proceeded S78W, 44 revs. Allowed 2° leeway

4.45pm: Posn by star obsns N,S,E,W: 59 12N, 11 39W

6.0pm: a/c N81E 40 revs, 4° leeway

10.0pm: 3° leeway allowed

Midnight: 2° leeway allowed

Number on sick list: 1


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THE VOYAGES OF HMS TEUTONIC 1916

JP map Teutonic 1916

LOGS FOR JANUARY 1916


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1 January 1916

At Sea

Lat 59.26, Long -10.38

3.25am: Allowed 1° leeway

6.0am: a/c S86W straight Co, 44 revs, 3° leeway

9.0am: Allowed 2° leeway

10.29am: 1° leeway

11.0am: W’ly swell

11.35am: No leeway allowed

2.0pm: a/c SSE to intercept steamer

2.42pm: Full speed, a/c S41E log 36

3.50pm: Stop both & as required. Logs handed. Boarded Norwegian SS “Imo” 58 56N, 10 02W

4.43pm: SS “Imo” proceeded to Lerwick with armed guard on board under Mid May RNR

4.55pm: Half ahead both

5.0pm: Posn by star obsns Lat 58 55N, [Long] 10 02W, Current N68E (true) 10 ½ miles since last obsns

Number on sick list: 3


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2 January 1916

At Sea

Lat 59.98, Long -9.71

Fine clear weather

6.0am: a/c S85W straight Co, 44 revs

8.0am: Heavy swell from SWxW

8.18am: Posn. by Stars N.S.E & W: Lat 59 48N, Long 8 36 ½W

Heavy SWly swell

3.0pm: Allowed 2° leeway

3.20pm: 3° leeway

4.40pm: Allowed 2° leeway

6.0pm: Posn. by Polaris & Vega 58 56N, 11 20 ½W

6.44pm: a/c N55E log 74’ to intercept trawler. Helm & engines as reqd

7.40pm: Stop both. Spoke Danish trawler “Skalalagrimur” RE 145; Lat 59 04N, Long 11 43W. Allowed to proceed

7.57pm: Proceeded N83E 40 revs. Streamed log

Number on sick list: 3


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3 January 1916

At Sea

Lat 59.41, Long -10.11

4.0pm: Increased to 48 revs and commenced 3 pt zigzag (S64E-N50E)

4.15am: Allowed 2° leeway

6.0am: a/c S85W 3 pt zigzag (S51W-N61W) 3° leeway on S’ly Co

8.17am: Posn by Star obsns N, S, E & W: Lat 59 46N, Long 8 57W

9.0am: Commenced zigzagging 2 pt (S63W-N73W) 3° leeway on S’ly Co

Noon: a/c S77W. Straight Co 1° leeway

Heavy W’ly swell

3.0pm: No leeway

Heavy swell

4.50pm: 2° allowed for leeway

6.0pm: a/c N81E 40 revs, 1° leeway

7.0pm: 2° up for leeway

7.38pm: a/c NE to secure A2 & B2 guns

7.55pm: Resumed Co N81E log 97’

8.14pm: a/c N82E allowed 4° leeway

9.0pm: 5° leeway

10.20pm: Switched on Navigation lights

10.35pm: Resumed Co N81E 40 revs

11.45pm: Allowed 2° leeway

Midnight: Continuous rain & heavy squalls

Number on sick list: 1


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4 January 1916

At Sea

Lat 59.33, Long -9.53

Moderate sea. Ship rolling heavily to heavy SW’ly swell. Wireless aerial carried away. Proceeded to secure it

1.04am: 48 revs, commenced 3 pt zigzag (N48E-S64E)

2.04am: Steered Mean Co N82E

4.0am: Weather improving. 3° leeway

6.0am: a/c S85W 44 revs 3° leeway

7.0am: 4° leeway

8.24am: Posn. by Star observs N, S, & W: Lat 59 30N, Long 8 56W

1.0pm: Allowed 2° for leeway

2.25pm: No leeway allowed

2.51pm: Shipping heavy water aft. Increased to 40 revs

3.30pm: Shipping heavy water forward. Reduced to 36 revs

8.20pm: Allowed 2° leeway

11.30pm: Allowed 5° leeway


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5 January 1916

At Sea

Lat 58.83, Long -10.75

1.12am: 3° leeway allowed

1.55am: 5° leeway

6.18am: 36 revs. Kept company with SS “Lyngenfiord

7.30am: Allowed 5° leeway

8.16am: Posn. by Star obsns N, S, E & W: Lat 58 55N, Long 10 44W

8.31am: Stop both engines. Log handed. Signalled HMS “Changuinola”, signalled SS “Lyngenfiord” to proceed to Kirkwall

8.55am: Proceeded N88W 40 revs 3° leeway

11.25am: 40 revs, 3° leeway

0.30pm: 2° leeway

1.08pm: No leeway allowed

2.32pm: a/c S34E to replace port aerial

10.0pm: 2° leeway allowed

Number on sick list: 2


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6 January 1916

At Sea

Lat 59.3, Long -9.46

1.30am: Allowed 3° leeway

3.20am: 2° leeway

4.0am: No leeway allowed

2.44pm: Port wireless aerial rehoisted; a/c S88W, 40 revs, log 20.2’

5.30pm: Posn. by Star obsns N, S, E & W: Lat 59 05N, Long 10 10W

7.45pm: Allowed 3° for leeway

Number on sick list: 2


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7 January 1916

At Sea

Lat 58.8, Long -11.51

2.0am: Switched on bow and foremast steaming lights

3.0am: 5° leeway

5.35am: a/c N22W Spoke Danish trawler “Ingolfurarnason” 58 50N, 10 44W

7.0am: Allowed 2° leeway

8.15am: 3° leeway

2.05pm: Posn by D. Alts 58 51N, 12 04W

5.05pm: Posn by stars obsns N, S, E & W: 58 39N, 12 34W

5.30pm: Allowed 2° leeway

6.0pm: 3° leeway

7.0pm: a/c NExN log 50.5’ to close steamer

7.35pm: Stop both, log 56.4’. Boarded Swedish SS “Ingeborg” 58 56N, 11 52W bound West. Allowed to proceed

9.0pm: Proceeded N86E 44 revs, 2° allowed for leeway

Number on sick list: 2


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8 January 1916

At Sea

Lat 59.15, Long -9.81

4.30am: 1° allowed for leeway

8.15am: Posn. by Star obsns. N, .S, E & W: 59 30 ½N, 8 52W

11.30am: Stop both & as reqd. Boarded Norwegian SS “TIP-TOP” 59 09N, 9 49W Bound to Gottenburg. Cargo wheat. Sent to Lerwick with armed guard under Mid A Grey RNR

0.23pm: Proceeded 56 revs & working up to full speed Co ESE

0.50pm: Challenged HMS “Orotava”

5.20pm: Position by Star obsns. N, S, E & W: Lat 58 50N, Long 11 18 ½W

Number on sick list: 2


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9 January 1916

At Sea

Lat 59.41, Long -9.91

6.0am: a/c S85W straight Co, 44 revs

11.0am: Stop port engine, 56 revs on Starbd

0.57pm: 50 revs on both engines. Heavy Westerly swell

4.0pm: Heavy W’ly swell. Ship spraying overall

5.14pm: Lat by Jupiter 58 52N

6.52pm: Pos by star obsns 58 04N,11 08W

7.10pm: Allowed 2° leeway

8.22pm: a/c S11E No leeway

8.56pm: Fire discovered by the forward fan-casing on boat deck. Hands to Fire-stations. Engines dead slow, a/c S60E

9.0pm: Resumed Co S11E. Fire under control

9.02pm: Half speed ahead

9.30pm: Fire extinguished

Number on sick list: 2


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10 January 1916

At Sea

Lat 55.28, Long -6.38

3.01am: Fire discovered in main companionway, reduced to 30 revs, a/c ENE log 197.0’

3.10am: Resumed c/o S11E 56 revs, log 199.2’

3.50am: Fire under control and quenched

7.21am: Skerryvore Lt abm 14’ (approx.)

11.05am: Inishowen Hd abm 9 miles. New Rotator put on Bridge log. Other having carried away

11.47am: Sheep I S57E x Berbane Hd S28E x Milestones S27W

0.45pm: Tor Hd abm 3.5’ a/c S21E log 12.8. Challenged by Tor Hd War S.S.

1.04pm: Challenged by HMS “Garry”

4.5pm: Challenged by C. G. Station behind Mew Is

3.45pm: Commenced 2 pt z. zag (S17W – S27[?]) 2° leeway on each Co

5.47pm: Chickens Lt abm 1.8’ log 94.2 a/c S47E 2 pt zigzag

6.19pm: Resumed 2 pt zigzag

10.0pm: Bar L V bg SE 2’ a/c NW 2 pt z. zag

10.30pm: a/c SE 2 pt z. zag

11.04pm: Bar L V abm.Heml as reqd

11.20pm: Formby L V abm

11.30pm: C1 Bell Buoy

11.45pm: N°8 Bell buoy

Number on sick list: 2


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11 January 1916

River Mersey

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

0.1am: Rock Lt Ho

0.2am: Stopped

0.5am: F. Ahead Starbd; F. Astern Port

0.7am: Collided with SS “Seahound” at anchor. Engines as reqd to clear vessel

0.14am: Cleared “Seahound” & turned to flood tide

0.36am: Anchored in 15 fths with 75 fths cable on port anchor

2.30am: Tug alongside with Pilot (Mr Parkinson)

3.34am: Stand by

3.50am: Commenced to heave up

4.13am: Anchor aweigh. Proceeded up River

4.37am: Stopped engines, then as reqd for anchoring. Let go Starbd anchor 75 fths cable out in 14 fths water

9.13am: Captain went ashore in steam cutter. Commenced swinging to flood tide

10.40am: Ceased winging. Least depth of water under stern whilst swinging 8 ½ fths

11.15am: Captain returned & Mid Eales. Mails on board

1.25pm: Hoisted port anchor on board & secured

1.46pm: Commenced to heave up Starbd anchor

2.45pm: Employed tugs “Morpeth”, “Toxteth” and “Herculean”

3.20pm: Entered Sandon basin

3.48pm: Made fast on West side

5.0pm: Entered into Huskisson Dock

5.26pm: Entered Canada Dock

6.04pm: Made fast in N° 1 branch South side, Canada Dock

6.30pm: Gave leave to 2nd part Starbd Watch until 7 am, PO’s till 8 am Wednesday to-morrow

Number on sick list: 1


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12 January 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.0am: Rating discharged to Hospital Portsmouth. Escort 1 P.O. & 1 Marine

8.45am: Hands employed cleaning aloft and as reqd

Hands employed painting aloft and funnels and as reqd

4.0pm: Leave for 1st part Starbd Watch till 7 am


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13 January 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

Hands employed painting ship’s side and as reqd

1.15pm: Hands painting ship’s side

2.0pm: 5 Firemen discharged to Walton Prison

4.30pm: Gave leave to 2nd part Starbd Watch till 7 am


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14 January 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

Hands employed painting ship’s side & as reqd

1.15pm: Hands employed painting ship

4.0pm: Leave to 1st part of Stabd watch till 7.0am


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15 January 1916

[Liverpool]

[Lat 53.4, Long -3.0]

8.0am: 4 Ratings joined ship from RNB Portsmouth

8.45am: Hands employed painting ship’s side. Party getting in & out ammunition

Hands employed painting ship & as required

1.30pm: Gave leave to 2nd part of Starboard Watch till 8.0am


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16 January 1916

[Liverpool]

[Lat 53.4, Long -3.0]

9.30am: Landed R.C. Church Party. Also Church of England Party for service on “Cedric” in charge of Midshipman

Leave to 1st part Starboard Watch till 7.0am


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17 January 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

Hands employed painting funnels & aloft & as reqd

1.15pm: Hands employed painting mast & funnels

4.30pm: Leave granted to 2nd part Starbd Watch till 7.0am

6.0pm: Leave granted to 1st Part Starbd & 2nd Part Port Watches till 7.0am


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18 January 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

Hands cleaning ship & painting funnels

1.15pm: Hands employed getting out provisions & painting funnels, cleaning ship

4.15pm: Sub Lt Potts returned from piloting neutral vessel


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19 January 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.0am: One AB RNR joined ship from HMNB Portsmouth

Hands employed cleaning ship & drawing stores

Ship’s company returned all winter clothing on loan

Hands cleaning sip

5.0pm: Gave leave to Star Watch & 1st part of Port Watch until 7 am


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20 January 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

Hands employed cleaning ship

10.25am: Divisions

11.0am: Ship inspected by Admiral of Port

3.30pm: Ship’s company of HMS “Cedric” transferred to HMS “Teutonic”


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21 January 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

8.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship and as required

10.0am: Read Warrant 43, late “Teutonic”

0.55pm: Hands fall in. Told off for various duties

3.0pm: Hands employed shifting ship

4.30pm: Exercised Fire stations


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22 January 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.55am: Hands employed cleaning sip

11.45am: Hands employed shifting ship

Noon: 2 barrels of rum received on board

1.10pm: Hands piped to “make & mend”

4.0pm: Leave granted until 10.30pm to part of Watch

4.30pm: Exercised Fire Stations

9.0pm: Rounds correct

10.30pm: Liberty men returned


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23 January 1916

Liverpool,

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

6.45am: Hands called to breakfast

Tugs “Brocklebank”, “Victorian” “Albert” & “Wallasey”

11.50am: Left Canada N° 1 Branch & proceeded to Canada Dry Dock

0.15pm: Entered Canada Dry Dock and employed hands placing shores in position

2.25pm: Ship took blocks

3.25pm: Finished shoring ship

4.0pm: Special leave for 1st part of Port Watch

4.30pm: Exercised Fire Stations

9.0pm: Rounds correct


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24 January 1916

Liverpool,

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.30am: Liberty men returned

7.55am: Hands fell in

Hands employed as required - transporting coal bags, splicing new tow ropes, etc.

Dinner

Hands employed as required

4.0pm: Tea. Liberty men to clean

4.30pm: Exercised Fire stations

7.30pm: 7 ratings joined ship from RN Barracks Devonport

Shore men working on board during the night


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25 January 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

Hands employed in painting and cleaning ship

8.0am: Hands painting ship’s side

Shore men working on board

Gunmen party employed on guns

1.10pm: Hands fall in

3.45pm: Cooks

4.0pm: Tea. Liberty men to clean

4.15pm: Leave granted

4.30pm: Exercised fire stations

9.30pm: Small fire broke out in stokerhold. Hands to fire stations

10.35pm: Fire extinguished


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26 January 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

8.0am: Hands employed painting ship

12.0am: Dinner

Hands employed painting ship

4.0pm: Tea. Special leave to 2nd part of Star Watch

4.30pm: Exercised fire stations

9.0pm: Rounds correct

Shoremen working on board duting the night


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27 January 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.0am: Called the hands

7.30am: Long leave men returned

8.30am: Leave given to Monday 31st. 11.0PM to 1st & 2nd sections of 2nd Watch and 1st Watch

20 men painting Mess Deck, 4 men working with carpenter, 4 men working with Boatswains Mate. Remainder getting provisions on board

Hands employed painting mess Deck

4.15pm: Leave granted to 1st part of Watch


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28 January 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

Hands employed painting Mess Deck & as required

Hands employed as required

4.30pm: Liberty men landed until 7.30am

4.45pm: Exercised fire stations

7.0pm: Supper

9.0pm: Rounds correct


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29 January 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.0am: Called hands

9.30am: Examined all plugs. All correct. Hands employed cleaning ship

11.0am: Inspected liberty men (firemen)

11.30am: Flooded Dock

1.25pm: Ship afloat

1.55pm: Proceeded out of dry dock with tugs “Wallasey”, “Waterloo”, “Canada” and “Brunswick” in attendance

3.10pm: Made fast to West Wall Huskisson Dock and discharged tugs

4.0pm: Landed liberty men

4.30pm: Exercised fire stations

5.0pm: Sent patrols ashore

7.0pm: Hands to supper

9.0pm: Rounds correct

Red light exhibited on Starboard quarter from Sunset to Sunrise

10.50pm: Patrols returned on board


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30 January 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.0am: Hands fall in. Standing by to breast ship off the quay

7.20am: Breakfast

7.45am: Hands fall in. Breasted ship off the quay

9.15am: Lighters in position between ship and quay

9.30am: Commenced coaling ship

1.0pm: Sent liberty men on shore

Coaling ship

4.30pm: Liberty men sent on shore

7.0pm: Supper

9.0pm: Rounds correct


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31 January 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

Hands employed shifting lighters

11.15am: Funnel party to clean

Hands employed painting shells into shed

0.15pm: Funnel party left the ship. Hands employed as required

Ship coaling

11.0pm: Liberty men returned


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LOGS FOR FEBRUARY 1916


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1 February 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

Hands employed provisioning ship

Ship coaling

Shore men working on board

Barometer reading: from Bidston observatory: 30.24; from Ship Barometer: 30.46. Error: 00.14 too high

Hands employed in provisioning ship & stowing ammunition

4.45pm: Hands to tea

5.15pm: Leave for 2nd & 3rd Watches until 7.30am

9.0pm: Rounds correct


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2 February 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.0am: Called hands

7.15am: Breakfast

Hands employed taking in stores

1.30pm: Hands employed provisioning ship

Barometer reading: from Bidston observatory: 29.91; from Ship Barometer: 30.02. Error: 00.11 too high


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3 February 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

Hands employed as required

Hands employed provisioning ship and drawing stores

1.15pm: Hands employed provisioning ship

Barometer reading: from Bidston observatory: 29.34; from Ship Barometer: 29.46. Error: 00.12 too high

6.30pm: General Quarters


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4 February 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.0am: Called the hands

10.15am: Hands to docking stations to unmoor ship. Pilot Mr William Ankers

10.30am: Stand by

10.35am: Tugs “Wellington” (aft) and (for) “Waterloo” & “Brunswick” made fast

10.43am: Left berth

10.46am: Engines to order

10.57am: Entered Sandon Basin

11.30am: Left Sandon Docks and entered river

11.52am: Let go Stbd anchor in 13 fthms, 75 fthms of cable

11.50am: Shortened in & hove up

0.10pm: Stand by

0.29pm: Anchor aweigh

0.39pm: Let go Stbd anchor in 11 fthms, 75 fthms of cable

0.40pm: Tender “Collingwood” alongside

0.58am: Finished with engines

2.07pm: Tender “Collingwood” away

3.0pm: “Collingwood” alongside, and away at 3.45

Hands employed washing down fore and sft, and securing sea-boats

4.30pm: Evening Quarters

4.45pm: General Quarters, clean guns

7.13pm: Tender “Collingwood” alongside with two absentees and firemen

8.0pm: Anchor stations rounded

8.9pm: Stand by

8.15pm: Commenced heaving up anchor

8.32pm: Anchor aweigh

8.55pm: Rock light abeam. Course N27W

9.20pm: N°8 Bell Buoy abeam, a/c N14W

9.40pm: C1 Buoy abeam

9.47pm: Formby abeam

9.58pm: Disembarked Pilot

10.5pm: Full speed & proceeded

10.19pm: Bar Lt V abeam a/c N49W 60 revs

10.30pm: Watertight doors reported closed

11.12pm: Gt Ormes Hd abeam S41W(Co) log 14.5

Guns Crews, Sea boats crews & lowerers correct. Searchlight crew correct


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5 February 1916

From Liverpool to Northen Patrol

Lat 55.71, Long -7.28

1.20am: Chickens N38W, Langness N7W

1.40am: Langness Lt abeam

Exercised gun and searchlight crew

2.30am: Commenced zigzagging 2 points either side

Rounds correct

6.18am: Sighted Maidens Lt

6.39am: Starboard engine stopped

6.45am: Starboard engine restarted

7.0am: Proceeded straight course

7.22am: Rathlin brg N24W (standard)

7.35am: Tor bearing N60W log 44.6

7.47am: Tor Lt abeam Log 47.2

8.49am: Sheep Is abeam, dist 2 miles, log 62

11.02am: Inishtrahull Is abeam, 10 miles, log 95

Hands employed cleaning paintwork

Vessel spreading forward

Noon: Reduced to 55 revs. Commenced zigzagging

2.40pm: Stopped zigzagging & steered straight course

2.40pm: Rang engines to Dead slow (20 revs) log 37

2.50pm: Slow, 30 revs, log 38 ½

Watch standing by guns & exercised frequently

4.0pm: Increased speed to 40 revs

4.15pm: Increased speed to 45 revs

Searchlight and guns crews correct

Watch standing by guns

8.0pm: Lat (D.R.) 56 54N, Long (D.R.) 8 48W

Read warrant N°1 at Evening Quarters

Watch standing by guns. Searchlight crew exercised

Guns crew exercised


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6 February 1916

From Liverpool to Northern Patrol

Lat 58.46, Long -10.95

1 shell Q.F. 6” washed out of deck and lost overboard

Exercised guns crews

Rounds & sea boats crews correct

Vessel working & pitching heavily. Shipping heavy seas for & aft

7.45am: Hove to. Speed 25 revs, Log 73. Ships Hd N78W

Hands employed securing boats and gear

8.30am: Heading West

8.45am: Unshipped “Neptune” log and replaced it by “Cherub” log. Log set at zero

11.0am: Divine Service

Noon: Reset log

Vessel rolling and pitching. Taking heavy seas on board

Guns crews exercised frequently. Sea boat crew correct

4.45pm: a/c WNW reduced speed to 25 revs. Guns & searchlight crew correct. Ship hove to

Searchlight crew exercised

8.0pm: Lat (D.R.) 53 28N, Long (D.R.) 11 27W

8.45pm: a/c NWxN

9.30pm: a/c NW and increased speed to 30 revs

11.0pm: a/c NWxN. Increased to 35 revs

11.30pm: a/c NNW. Exercised guns crews

Sea boats crew correct


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7 February 1916

From Liverpool to Northen Patrol

Lat 59.78, Long -11.45

Steering straight course

Sea boats crew & lowerers found correct

4.0am: Rounds correct

Watch standing by guns

Sea boats crew correct

Shipping heavy spray forward

8.0am: Streamed High Speed log zero

8.09am: Lat 59 31N, Long 11 50W

10.43am: Sighted American steamer “Polarine” a/c S42E revs 40, log 82.5 to close her

11.40am: a/c N79E. Poop log 30. Let steamer proceed. Guns crews correct

1.9pm: Lat by meridian sunset 59 59 ½N

1.24pm: Sun bearing S27E Var 23W Dev: 2 ½E

1.45pm: Bridge Log carried away. Guns crews cleaning X & Y guns. Searchlight crew exercised

3.30pm: Bridge log reapired and set to poop log

4.0pm: Evening Quarters. Read warrant Nos 2, 3 & 4

4.10pm: Challenged and received reply from HMS “Otway”

6.45pm: Long by star obs (ExW) 9 26W

7.10pm: a/c N80E Exercised guns crews. Sea boats crew correct

Guns crews exercised frequently

Sea boats crews & lowerers mustered correct

Number on sick list: 1


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8 February 1916

From Liverpool to Northern Patrol

Lat 61.25, Long -5.75

Watch standing by guns & exercised frequently

3.46am: Sumbo Lt brg N40E log 47.5

Rounds correct

5.35am: Sumbo Lt abm N5W distance 14 ½ miles log 60 ½; a/c N55E

8.0am: D.R. position 61 26N, 6 11W

8.25am: Challenged & received reply from HMS “Otway”

9.23am: Commenced turning ship to S to W

9.35am: Stop & engines to order

10.0am: Sent boat to HMS “Otway”

10.25am: Boat returned

10.42am: Let course N20E (std comps) 48 revs

10.30am: Divisions & prayers. Exercised Searchlights & guns crews

Sea boats crew correct

2.5pm: Fuglö Island abeam

Exercised guns crews

Sea boats crew correct

5.0pm: a/c N76W. Reduced to 45 revs and proceeded on zigzag course

Searchlights tested and correct

Exercised guns crews

Sea boats crews and lowerers mustered, and correct

5.18pm: Star obs: Lat 62 58N, Long 5 52W

8.0pm: D. R. Lat 62 54N, Long 6 54W

11.30pm: Turned ship to S79E

Sea boats crews correct

Number on sick list: 3


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9 February 1916

Northern Patrol

Lat 62.75, Long -7.8

Speed 45 revs zigzag as per orders throughout watch

Guns crews exercised frequently

Sea-boats crew and lowerers and searchlights crew correct

Exercised guns crews

8.0am: Lat D.R. 62 49N, Long 6 29W

Sea boats crew correct

9.30am: Quarters clear guns

10.0am: Boat stations

11.45am: Cooks

Guns crews exercised

Sea-boats crew correct

1.10pm: Day-men “fall in”

Sea boats crew & lowerers correct

Guns crews closed up frequently

Searchlights tested and found correct

6.11pm: Lat Ex Moon: 63 27N

Exercised guns crews

Sea boats crews & lowerers correct

Guns crews closed up & exercised frequently during the watch

Searchlights crew correct

Number on sick list: 3


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10 February 1916

Northern Patrol

Lat 62.86, Long -7.35

Guns crews & searchlights crews exercised during watch

Sea boats crew correct

Rounds correct

7.30am: Lat by Pole Star 62 54N

8.0am: Lat D.R. 62 55N, Long 6 25W

9.55am: Full speed (60 revs) a/c N62W straight course. Log (bridge) 44

11.50am: Challenged & received reply from HMS “Victorian”

0.05pm: Stop & engines to order

0.15pm: Sent cutter to HMS “Victorian”

0.23pm: Cutter returned and hoisted

0.34pm: Half speed, 45 revs, s/c N76W and commenced zigzagging

Guns crews exercised

Sea boats crew & searchlight crew correct

4.0pm: Evening Quarters

Searchlights rested & found correct, Guns crews standing by guns

Sea boats crew correct

8.0pm: D.R. pos: Lat 62 43N, Long 9 10W

Guns crews exercised during watch. Searchlights crew correct

9.0pm: Rounds correct

Number on sick list: 4


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11 February 1916

Northern Patrol

Lat 62.86, Long -7.83

0.30am: Reduced to 36 revs & proceeded on straight course. Allowing 2° for leeway

Exercised guns crews frequently during watch

Sea boats crew and rounds correct

7.0am: Increased to 44 revs and commenced zigzagging. Sea boats crew & searchlights crew correct

8.0am: Lat D.R. 62 56N, Long 6 31W

9.15am: Wind veered to West. Force 8

9.35am: Stopped zigzagging & reduced to 44 revs.Course N76W log 24

Noon: Increased speed to 45 revs & commenced zigzagging

Zigzagging as per orders

Guns crews exercised frequently

Searchlights tested and correct

Sea boats crew and lowerers correct

3.24pm: Sim. Alts of Sun and Moon: 62 47 ½N, 8 55W

Guns crews exercised

Searchlights and crews correct

Sea boats crew correct

8.0pm: D.R. pos: 62 44N, 9 24W

Exercised guns crews frequently

Sea boats crews correct

Searchlights & crews correct

Number on sick list: 4


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12 February 1916

Northern Patrol

Lat 62.01, Long -7 76

Sea-boats crews & lowerers correct

Guns crews exercised frequently

6.0am: a/c N75W. Increased to 44 revs, log 210.4. allowing 2° on c/o for leeway

8.0am: D.R. pos: 65 58N, 6 30W

9.38am: Increased to 45 revs, log 253.9, 2° allowed for leeway. Searchlights tested and found correct. Shipping water forward

11.0am: Stopped zigzagging and reduced to 40 revs log 268.2. Compass course N75W

0.24pm: a/c N82W. Allowed 4° for leeway. Steering straight course, without zigzagging

Hands to “make & mend”

Guns crews exercised frequently

6.30pm: a/c S78E. Log aft 57.4, Log bridge 60.7, revs 42. Commenced zigzagging

9.08pm: Pos by Stella obs. N, S, E & W: 62 47 ½N, 8 44W

Number on sick list: 4


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13 February 1916

Northern Patrol

Lat 62.41, Long -6 2

Guns crews exercised frequently

Sea boats crew and searchlights crew correct

4.0am: a/c S11E (zigzagging)

7.0am: Stopped zigzagging

7.45am: Allowed 5° for leeway.

Heavy SW’ly swell. Wind and sea increasing

8.0am: D.R. Pos: 62 27N, 5 48W

8.55am: Arrived at rendezvous & circled around

10.0am: Challenged and received reply from HMS “Changuinola”

10.5am: Set course N40W & stationed HMS “Changuinola” 1 mile astern speed 30 revs

0.11pm: Stopped

0.15pm: Half speed

0.41pm: Stop & as required

12.45pm: Sent boat toHMS “Changuinola”

1.06pm: Boat returned

3.15pm: Enniberg abeam

4.0pm: Evening quarters. Sea boats and crew correct. 4° allowed for leeway

5.0pm: 7° allowed for leeway

Secured sea-boats & tested searchlights

Guns crew standing by guns

Vessel pitching heavily

8.0pm: D.R. pos: Lat 62 39N, Long 7 19W

11.25pm: In Lat 62 49N, Long 7 54W noted strong odour of crude oil, coming apparently from sea, which lasted until 11.40pm

Number on sick list: 4


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14 February 1916

Northern Patrol

Lat 62.86, Long -6.45

Vessel labouring heavily

5.0am: a/c N75W log 102.5, reduced to 30 revs. 5° allowed for leeway. Ship pitching heavily. Guns crews exercised frequently

8.0am: D.R. pos: 62 54N, 6 59W

8.20am: a/c S10W, 25 revs, Ship “Noveto” (?)

9.30am: Clean guns

10.30am: 1 6” Q.F. drill cartridge lost overboard by accident

0.40pm: a/c N78W, 25 revs, log 0.5 (bridge). Allowed 10° leeway

1.32pm: Increased to 30 revs, allowing 5° leeway, log 4 ½

2.0pm: Took all leeway allowance

off & increased speed to 44 revs. Commenced zigzagging

6.12pm: Pos. by Stella obs: 62 44 ½N, 7 57W. Watch standing by guns and exercised frequently. Sea-boats crew correct

8.0pm: D. R. pos: 62 40N, 8 37W

Midnight: reduced to 41 revs

Number on sick list: 4


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15 February 1916

Northern Patrol

Lat 62.5, Long -6.35

Sea boats crew correct. Zigzagging throughout watch

Guns & searchlights crew correct

Rounds correct

Guns crews correct and exercised frequently

8.25am: a/c South. Challenged & received reply from HMS “Victorian”

8.33am: Challenged and received reply from HMS “Virginian”

8.0am: D.R. pos: 62 35N, 6 02W

9.02am: Stopped

9.23am: “Victorian’s” boat alongside. Engines as required

9.26am: “Victorian’s” boat left

9.34am: Slow ahead. Swung ship for deviation

10.0am: Sent cutter to HMS “Virginian”

10.25am: Cutter returned & hoisted

10.40am: s/c N46W 44 revs. Straight course

Noon: Commenced zigzagging. Guns crews exercised frequently

4.19pm: Stop & engines to order, to close HMS “Victorian”. Hauled in aft log (49.5)

4.22pm: Hauled in bridge log

4.37pm: s/c S41W 36 revs and streamed patent log

5.0pm: Commenced zigzagging

7.0pm: Wind freshening from Eastward

Guns crews, searchlight parties and sea boats crews correct

8.0pm: D. R.pos: 62 21N, 8 08W

9.36pm: Myggenaes Lt brg S55E dist. 21 miles, log 93.5

Midnight: Myggenaes Lt bg N83E (stnd)

Number on sick list: 3


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16 February 1916

Northern Patrol

Lat 60.81, Long -8.09

Guns crews exercised frequently

Searchlights crew correct

Sea boats crew correct

Rounds correct

8.0am: Stopped zigzagging & steered N70W

8.0am: D. R. pos: 60 52N, 8 55W

8.30am: Arrived at rendezvous & commenced circling. a/c 4 pts to port every 15 minutes, log 10

9.45am: Challenged & received reply from HMS “Ebro”, a/c SE

10.5am: Evolution – Out boats

10.24am: Stop & engines to order

10.26am: Handed in Poop log

10.30am: Handed in Bridge log

10.40am: Boat from HSM “Ebro” alongside

10.45am: Boat left “Teutonic”

10.[?]am: Half speed. s/c WSW. Engines as required. Signalled to HMS “Patia”

11.06am: Streamed Brigde log

11.19am: Half speed s/c N30E steering straight course

Noon: Set Poop log. Commenced zigzagging. Guns crews etc correct

4.0pm: Evening Quarters. Exercised collision stations

6.30pm: Myggenaes Lt bore N85E log 81.7

7.30pm: Myggenaes Lt bore S82E log 94.1

8.0pm: Myggenaes Lt bore East (true) 27 miles

8.0pm: D.R. pos: 62 07N, 8 37W a/c N38E and increased to 46 revs

Number on sick list: 2


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17 February 1916

Northern Patrol

Lat 62.7, Long -7.8

2.30pm: a/c N77E allowing 2° for leeway log 183.0, steering straight course. Sea boats cres correct

6.80am: a/c N75W log 34 commenced zigzagging

Watch standing by guns, & exercised frequently. Sea boats crews correct

8.0am: D.R. pos: 62 56N, 6 35W

9.30am: Clean guns

10.0am: Allowed 3° for leeway

0.22pm: a/c N68W log 5, allowed 2° for leeway

0.30pm: Commenced zigzagging

2.30pm: Took off leeway allowance. Hands employed as required, Guns crews during watch exercised, Searchlights correct

4.0pm: Evening Quarters (Read warrant N° 5)

4.10pm: Exercised collision Mat stations

5.30pm: N68W. Steering straight course

6.0pm: Lat by Pole Star: 62 37N, Long by Moon: 10 01W

6.0pm: a/c S79E resumed zigzagging

Tested communications from afterdocking bridge

Number on sick list: 2


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18 February 1916

Northern Patrol

Lat 62.66, Long -7.78

5.30am: Turned & a/c N75W log 216. Guns crews exercised frequently

8.0am: Pos by D.R. 62 55N, 6 47W. Searchlights crews correct, Sea boats crews & lowerer correct

8.0 to 8.15am: Logs overhauled and oiled

9.50am: Challenged HMS “Andes”

10.38am: a/c to close “Andes”

11.0am: Slow

11.01am: Stop

10.55am: Hauled in poop log

11.0am: Hauled in bridge log (86.6)

11.06am: Sent boat to “Andes”. Engines as required

11.21am: Boat returned

11.31am: Streamed patent logs & s/c S45W

12.01pm: Full astern to turn into position

12.05pm: Ahead half (50 revs)

12.6pm: Set course N45E 44 revs

12.36pm: Stationed HMS “Andes” on St. beam, 1 mile and a/c S80E

1.35pm: Hauled in patent log (18.9)

1.34pm: Stop and engines to order, to close HMS “Andes”

1.46pm: Sent away cutter

2.0pm: Boat returned & hoisted

2.04pm: Set course N70W, speed 44 revs & zigzagzzing

2.4pm: Streamed bridge log

2.5pm: Streamed poop log

2.45pm: Reduced to 43 revs

3.25pm: Cooks, Sea boats crews correct

6.23pm: Stella obs: 62 43N, 9 1W. Sea boats crew correct

7.40pm: a/c N22W Log 90, to investigate light sighted

7.50pm: Resumed course Log 91.2

8.0pm: a/c S79E & increased to 44 revs D.R. pos: 62 42N, 9 31W

Number on sick list: 2


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19 February 1916

Northern Patrol

Lat 62.88, Long -7.56

0.30am: a/c N75W log 151 zigzagging

Guns crews exercised frequently during watch

Searchlights crew correct

Sea boats crew & lowerer correct

Rounds correct

8.0am: D.R. pos: 62 44N, 9 10W

10.43am: Allowed 2° for leeway

11.0am: Clean guns

11.15am: Defaulters

11.30am: Cooks

0.29pm: a/c S78E,allowing 2° for leeway. Hands employed painting and as required. Guns crews exercised

5.45pm: a/c N75W log 73, zigzagging

8.0pm: D.R. pos: 63 03N, 6 16W

Number on sick list: 2


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20 February 1916

Northern Patrol

Lat 62.81, Long -7.45

Zigzagging

Guns crews exercised, Searchlights & crew correct

Rounds correct

Guns crews exercised, Sea boats crew correct

6.0am: a/c S79E zigzagging

8.0am: Pos: 62 46 ½N, 9 03 ½W

9.38am: Steered straight course, log 62

3.5pm: Challenged and received reply from HMS “Motagua”

3.43pm: Engines to order to close HMS “Motagua”. Hauled in P. Log (32.4 Poop)

3.54pm: Sent boat o HMS “Motagua”

4.09pm: Boat returned & hoisted

4.14pm: Set speed to 44 revs, s/c S79E

5.10pm: a/c N75W, reset P. Log zigzagging. Guns crews exercised frequently, Searchlights crew correct

6.0pm: Stella Obs: 63 0 45N, 6 7 45W

9.0pm: Allowed 2° leeway. Sea rising, ship taking spray aboard

Number on sick list: 2


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21 February 1916

Northern Patrol

Lat 62.73, Long -7.25

1.5am: Reduced to 38 revs. Straight course, allowing 2° for leeway. Exercised guns crews frequently. Sea boats crews & rounds correct

6.0am: a/c S78E straight course. Reduced to 36 revs, allowing 1° for leeway

8.0am: Increased speed to 42 revs and commenced zigzagging; D.R. Pos: 62 44N, 9 14W

1.50pm: a/c N87E log 22 zigzagging

4.0pm: Evening Quarters. Read warrant Nos 7 & 8

6.0pm: Stellar Obs: 63 00N, 6 23W Seaboats crew correct

8.0pm: D.R. pos: 62 58N, 6 40W

Number on sick list: 4


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22 February 1916

Northern Patrol

Lat 62.68, Long -8.0

Zigzagging throughout watch

2.0am: Stellar obs: Lat 62 42N, [Long] 8 42W

Guns crews exercised, searchlights and sea boats crews correct

4.0am: Rounds correct

8.0am: a/c S81E D.R. pos: 62 40N, 9 30W

10.45am: “Clean guns”. Hands employed rigging coaling gear

12.10pm: a/c S60E log 2.9, zigzagging

8.0pm: D.R. pos: 61 59N, 4 56W, reduced to 52 revs

11.38pm: a/c N78W & proceeded straight course. Reduced to 46 revs log 69. Sea boats crew correct

Number on sick list: 4


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23 February 1916

Northern Patrol

Lat 61.36, Long -7.75

Guns crews standing by guns

3.35am: 61 26 ½N, 5 12W

4.0am: Sea boats crew and rounds correct

4.23am: Sidero Lt brg N 78 ½W, Log 235.5

5.10am: Sighted steamer

6.7am: Closed Danish steamer from Copenhagen to the Faeroes. General cargo

6.24am: Boarding officer left “Teutonic” for “Tjaldur”

6.40am: Boarding officer returned. Hoisted cutter

6.47am: Streamed P. Logs

7.40am: Sydero Lt and Munkurin Rk [ed. note: also known as Sumbiarsteinur] in transit, log 271.2

8.0am: D.R. pos: 61 08N, 6 40W

8.15am: Reduced to 44 revs & commenced zigzagging

Zig zagging

2.10 to 3.10pm: Ship swung for Deviations

Irregular zigzagging

6.05pm: Myggenaes Lt brg 90° (True)

8.0pm: a/c S23W D.R. pos: 62 18N, 8 23W

9.0pm: a/c S64W 44 revs & zigzagging

Myggenaes Lt brg East (true) 19 miles

11.0pm: a/c NW to intercept steamer

11.18pm: Full speed

11.27pm: Stop & engines to order

11.41pm: Resumed course S64W 44 revs

Number on sick list: 6


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24 February 1916

Northern Patrol

Lat 60.68, Long -10.66

1.10am: Reduced to 43 revs. Zigzagging type III thorughout

Guns crews exercised

Searchlights crew and Sea boats crew correct

6.0am: Day men “fall in”

8.0am: D.T. pos: 60 38N, 10 46W

8.50am: Challenged & received reply HMS “Otway”

9.0am: Challenged HMS “Alsatian”

9.0am: Slow circling round vicinity of Rendezvous

9.10am: Half ahead

9.25am: Full Speed

9.49am: a/c ENE Courses & speed various to keep station on HMS “Alsatian”

10.02am: Stop

10.11am: Commodore left ship in cutter

10.30am: “Alsatian’s” boat alongside

10.34am: “Alsatian’s” boat away

10.35am: Cutter returned with mails and two RNVR Sub Lieuts

10.40am: Half ahead s/c West & various. Keeping station on HMS “Alsatian”

Noon: Completed exercise with “Alsatian” & closed

12.24pm: Stop, sent boat to HMS “Alsatian” & hauled in P. log 1.3

12.42pm: Cutter returned with Commodore

12.46pm: s/c S80E, Full speed (60 revs) and zigzagging

Hands employed rigging coaling gear

Guns crews exercised frequently

Guns crews standing by X & Y groups

Sea boats crew correct

7.35pm: Sydero Lt bore N47E (compass) log [122]

8.0pm: D.R. pos: 61 03N, 6 51W

8.22pm: Sydero Lt abm brg N22E (compass) log[20?]

9.15pm: Stopped zigzagging

Number on sick list: 7


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25 February 1916

From Northern Patrol to Busta Voe and at Busta Voe

Lat 60.36, Long -1.36

Guns crews closed up and exercised frequently

Searchlights tested and correct

Sea boats crew correct

4.30am: Sighted Eshaness Lt brg S35E

5.56am: Eshaness Lt abm 3 miles

6.10am: Stand by engines

6.13am: Hillswick Lt abeam

6.18am: Half speed & to order

6.52am: Entered gates

7.14am: Let go St. anchor in 7 ½ fthms water with 75 fthms of cable

7.27am: Brought up

7.26am: Rang off engines

7.50am: Collier “Bangarth” made fast on Starboard side

7.58am: Collier “Jessie” made fast on the port side

8.0am: Hands commenced coaling ship

Tender “Flying breeze” alongside and supplying water

1.0pm: Piped hands to dinner

2.0pm: Hands resumed coaling

Steam Pinnace attending ship

4.0pm: Piped hands to tea

4.15pm: Resumed coaling

6.0pm: Two after hatches ceased work for the night

6.30pm: Forward hatches ceased work for the night

10.45pm: Secured steam Pinnace & drew fires

Number on sick list: 8


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26 February 1916

Busta Voe

Lat 60.36, Long -1.36

6.15am: Called all hands

6.55am: Hands fall in

7.0am: Commenced coaling ship

8.15am: HMS “Gibraltar’s” men arrived and proceeded to assist in coaling ship

Tender “Flying Breeze” alongside supplying fresh water for boilers

Steam Pinnace attending ship

1.0 to 2.0pm: Hands to dinner

Hands employed coaling ship

3.0pm: Steam Pinnace broke down, owing towing to boiler leaking. Engineers in charge of repairs

4.0pm: Piped hands to tea

4.30pm: Resumed coaling

5.55pm: Finished coaling

Colliers “Jessie” and “Bangarth” unmoored and left ship side

Total of coal received 1,600 tons

Tender “Flying Breeze” alongside with boiler water

Engineers repairing steam pinnace alongside the gangway

12.0pm: Finished repairs to pinnace, and made it fast astern

Number on sick list: 10


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27 February 1916

Busta Voe

Lat 60.36, Long -1.36

6.30am: Steam Pinnace brought to the gangway, crew engaged cleaning her out

7.10am: Called the hands

7.30am: Raised steam in pinnace

Hands employed cleaning ship

Discharged one sick rating to HMS “Gibraltar”

10.0am: Abandon ship stations

Swung out boats Steering gear tested & correct

1.30pm: Leave granted to 5.0pm

Tender “Flying Breeze” alongside supplying boiler water

5.0pm: Liberty men returned

Steam pinnace and cutters hoisted and secured

6.45pm: Anchor stations. Stand by engines

7.0pm: Anchor aweigh and engines as required

7.30pm: Passed between gates of boom

7.39pm: Murbie Stack Lty abeam

7.50pm: Streamed poop log

8.0pm: Helmswick Lt abeam

8.22pm: Streamed Bridge log

8.0pm: 60 27N, 1 24W, Course N75W (54 revs at 8.21)

8.16pm: Ekka Ness abm 3 miles log 8 ½ a/c N73W & reduced to 54 revs, steering straight course

X & Y guns, also A(2) & B(2) load & manned

Guns crews exercised and closed up frequently

Sea boats crew correct

Number on sick list: 7


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28 February 1916

From Busta Voe to Northern Patrol

Lat 60.36, Long -8.96

1.0am: Bridge log found to be broken (73)

Guns grews exercised. Searchlights tested and sea boats crew correct

Rounds correct

6.48am: Lat Pole Star 60 18N, Long (Arcturus) 7 08W

7.0am: Commenced zigzagging type III

7.45am: Streamed Bridge log

8.0am: 60 13 ½N, 7 71W

7.55am: Sighted HMS “Otway” ½ mile South

9.13am: Slow and to order

9.35am: “Otway’s” boat alongside with Commodore

9.18am: Hauled in Poop log (96.4)

9.22am: Hauled in Bridge log (98.7)

9.55am: “Otway’s” boat away

10.3am: Streamed Bridge log

10.5am: Streamed Poop log

10.30am: Commenced zigzagging type III

11.0am: Clean guns. Guns crews exercised

1.0pm: Challenged HMS “Mantua” & 1.30 challenged HMS “Patia”

1.37pm: Steering straight course

1.44pm: a/c N15W Engines to order to close HMS “Patia”

1.55pm: Hauled in Poop log (26.5)

1.59pm: Hauled in in Bridge log 27.8

2.14pm: “Patia’s” boat alongside

2.20pm: Boat away

2.24pm: Streamed Patent Logs

2.25pm: Half speed

2.31pm: Slow ahead

3.30pm: Reduced to 30 revs. Commenced zigzagging. Sea boats crew correct

4.0pm: Evening Quarters. Read warrants Nos 9-10 & 11

6.47pm: Pos by star obs: 61 5N, 9 06W

8.0pm: D.R. pos: 61 13N, 8 58W

9.10pm: a/c N22E Bridge Log 77.8

Number on sick list: 7


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29 February 1916

Northern Patrol

Lat 62.66, Long -8.01

Type III zigzagging

Guns crews exercised frequently during the watch

Searchlight party correct

Sea boats crew & lowerers correct

Rounds correct

8.20am: Sighted HMS “Victorian” a/c N24W log 62.2 Increased to 50 revs

8.26am: Challenged & received reply from HMS “Victorian”

8.[?]am: Increased to 40 revs & ceased zigzagging

8.[?]am: Increased to 50 revs a/c N50W to close “Victorian”

9.0am: a/c N45E and various to close

10.12am: Engines to order. Hauled in P. log (B.187.4) (P.176.8)

10.23am: Sent cutter to “Victorian”

10.35am: Cutter returned

10.39am: Half speed ahead s/c S70E

10.42am: Streamed P. Logs

11.0am: Exercised control system

Guns crews exercised frequently

4.0pm: a/c N22W 44 revs zigzagging

8.0pm: a/c S23E type III zigzag 42 revs. D.R. pos: 62 56N, 9 13W

11.40pm: Sighted Myggenaes Lt brg S7 ½W log 52.1

Number on sick list: 7


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LOGS FOR MARCH 1916


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1 March 1916

Northern Patrol

Lat 62.95, Long -9.43

Zigzagging type III

2.0am: Secured A & B group. Guns crews closed up frequently at X & Y groups

Allowed 2° for leeway

Searchlights crew correct

Sea boats crew correct

9.05am: Put ship Head to wind, to re-adjust wireless aerials

Exercised guns crews. Zigzagging type III

Noon: a/c S25E 44 revs zigzag type III

Guns crews exercised frequently

3.0pm: a/c N75W. Increased 46 revs Ceased zigzagging

Midnight: a/c N52W 30 revs

Number on sick list: 8


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2 March 1916

Northern Patrol

Lat 62.26, Long -15.18

3° allowed for leeway

4.30am: Allowed 4° for leeway

Steering straight course

7.54am: Challenged and received reply from HMS “Motagua”

9.30am: Hauled in P. Logs (Bridge 229.5, Poop 218.1)

9.30am: Stop

9.31am: Slow astern

9.32am: Stop

9.54am: Boat from “Motagua” alongside

9.57am: Boat away

9.57 ½am: Full ahead

9.58am: Half speed

9.59am: Stop

10.31am: Half ahead

10.35am: s/c S59W 44 revs, Steering straight course. Sea boats crew correct

Guns crews closed up frequently, Searchlights tested & correct, Sea boats crew & lowerers correct

Midnight: a/c S87E, increased to 42 revs

Number on sick list: 8


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3 March 1916

Northern Patrol

Lat 60.0, Long -14.83

Exercised guns crews frequently

Rounds correct

Searchlights tested & correct

Zigzagging throughout the watch

6.0am: a/c N83W 42 revs type III z.z.

1.0pm: a/c S87E

Hands painting ship

5.15pm: Full ahead to inspect steamer sighted & a/c N45W

5.20pm: Challenged & received reply from HMS “Otway”

5.50pm: Challenged & received reply from HMS “Mantua”

8.30pm: a/c S87E Log (Bridge) 101.5 zigzagging

Number on sick list: 8


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4 March 1916

Northern Patrol

Lat 60.5, Long -11.88

Exercised guns crews frequently

Rounds correct

Sea boats & Searchlight crews correct

Guns crews correct

Searchlight & sea boats crews correct

6.0am: No bottom 290 fthms of wire

7.0am: No bottom 290 fthms of wire

8.0am: No bottom 290 fthms of wire

Sea boats crews correct

8.0 am: a/c N20E

9.30am: Allowed 2° for leeway

Guns crews exercised

10.0am: Divisions & prayers a/c S45W. Zigzagging Type III

Searchlights tested & correct

Excercised guns crews frequently. Sea boats crews & lowerers correct. Searchlights tested & correct

4.07pm: Full speed, a/c S35W to intercept steamer (smoke)

4.30pm: a/c South Logs Bridge 58, Poop 54.7

5.0pm: a/c S10E. General quarters

5.17pm: Half speed

5.12pm: “Secure”

5.22pm: Slow & engines to order to close Norwegian steamer “Nordkin”

5.24pm: Dead slow. Found Prize crew in charge of steamer, & ordered her to proceed

5.25pm: Half speed (42 revs) s/c S45W log 74.4

6.0pm: a/c N31E type III zigzag

Midnight: a/c S25W 42 revs. Type III zigzag

Number on sick list: 10


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5 March 1916

Northern Patrol

Lat 60.21, Long -13.36

Guns crews exercised frequently

Searchlights tested and correct

Sea boats crew correct

4.0am: a/c N22E 42 revsType III z.zag

7.0am: a/c North

7.30am: a/c N22E zigzagging

8.0am: a/c N83E zigzagging

1.20pm: Made demand & received reply from HMS “Ebro”

1.30pm: a/c N70W & ceased zigzag Log 19 ½

1.46pm: Hauled in Poop log

1.48pm: Slow & to order to close HMS “Ebro”

1.50pm: Hauled in bridge log (23.0)

2.2pm: Sent cutter to “Ebro”

2.16pm: Cutter returned

2.24pm: s/c N83W 42 rev. Streamed P. Logs. Zigzagging type III

7.12pm: Pos. By Star obs: 59 49N, 15 22W

8.30pm: a/c S87E 42 revs.Type III zigzag

Sea boats crew correct

Guns crew exercised frequently

Searchlights tested & found correct

Number on sick list: 10


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6 March 1916

Northern Patrol

Lat 60.95, Long -12.36

Zigzagging type III

Guns crews exercised, sea boats crew mustered, and searchlights crew correct

3.0am: Stopped zigzagging

3.30am: Turned round to intercept stamer

4.0am: Stop

4.5am: Bording Officer left “Teutonic”. Hauled in Poop log (71.5) ditto Bridge log (96.9). Engines to order to close Danish steam trawler R.E. 134 “Snorri Sturluson” from Fleetwood to Iceland. Lat 60 17N, Long 13 22W

4.33am: Boarding Officer returned

4.46am: a/c S86E 42 revs. Streamed P. Logs

8.0am: a/c N22E type III zigzag

9.10am: a/c N70W to intercept steamer

9.20am: Challenged & received reply from HMS “Otway”. Resumed course N22E log 256

10.0am: Divisions and prayers. Hauled in Poop log (231)

10.9am: Stopped dropped target

10.9am: Hauled in Bridge log

10.11am: Half ahead & engines to order to carry out (1” aiming rifle) target practice

10.27am: Fired first salvo

10.56am: “Cease fire”. Engines to order to recover target

11.07am: Target hoisted on board

11.08am: Set speed to 42 revs, course N22E

11.10am: Streamed Bridge log zigzagging

Noon: Streamed Poop log. Guns crews exercised frequently

4.0pm: Evening Quarters. Exercised General Quarters, tested all communications

6.0pm: a/c S19W 42 revs Type III zigzag

7.12pm: Pos. by Star obs: 61 47N, 12.30W

Midnight: a/c N26E type III zigzag 42 revs

Number on sick list: 11


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7 March 1916

Northern Patrol

Lat 60.21, Long -12.21

Exercised guns crews frequently

Sea boats crew correct

Rounds correct

4.0am: a/c S26W type III z.z.

7.50am: Turned one complete circle to examined object sighted in the water

7.55am: Resumed course S26W

9.30am: Clean Guns

10.10am: Towing Quarters

2.30pm: Hauled Bridge log 32.5, Poop log 29.3

2.31pm: Stop & engines as required to close HMS “Hilary”

2.40pm: Sent cutter to “Hilary”

2.53pm: Cutter returned

2.57pm: Set speed to 42 revs & a/c S25W. Streamed P. logs. Type III zigzag. Guns grews exercised frequently

4.0pm: a/c N22E 42 revs Type III zigzag. Evening Quarters. General Quarters

Number on sick list: 12


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8 March 1916

Northern Patrol

Lat 59.93, Long -12.11

Zigzagging type III

Guns crews exercised frequently

4.0am: Rounds correct

7.40am: Challenged & received reply from HMS “Gloucestershire”

8.0am: a/c N83W 42 revs Type III z.z.

8.30am: a/c S88E Bridge log 259.9

Sea boats crews correct, Searchlights tested & correct

11.0am: a/c N23E 40 revs Type III z.z. Guns crews exercised

Noon: a/c N25E Type III z.z. 40 revs

Hands employed painting ship. Guns crews exercised frequently. Type III zigzag throughout watch

Sea boats crew correct

6.0pm: a/c S25W 40 revs Type III zigzag

6.30pm: a/c N25E 40 revs Type III zigzag

7.0pm: a/c N25W 40 revs Type III zigzag

10.23pm: Pos by star E and W 60 20N, 12 08W

Number on sick list: 13


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9 March 1916

Northern Patrol

Lat 61.0, Long -11.91

Type III zigzag throughout watch

Guns crews exercised

Sea boats crews correct

Rounds correct

6.40am: Pos by star obs: 61 10N, 12 03W

6.45am: Allowed 2° for leeway

9.25am: Demand & reply to HMS “Alsatian”

9.30am: Challenged & received reply from HMS “Mantua”

9.40am: Full speed to take station

10.3am: Slow

10.10am: Full speed

10.28am: Stop and to order

10.10am: Hauled in P.logs: Bridge (274.1), Poop (241.4)

10.33am: Commodore left in cutter

11.43am: Commodore returned in cutter

11.44am: Slow ahead

11.45am: Streamed P. logs

11.53am: s/c S73E 44 revs. Type III zigzag

4.0pm: Evening Quarters. Read warrants Nos 13 & 14

7.0pm: Exercised submarine attack

7.0pm: Stellar obs: N, S, E, & W: 61 05N, 9 24W

7.0pm: Stellar obs: N, S, E, & W: 61 5N, 9 16W

Guns crews exercised & sea boats crew correct

Type III zigzag throughout

Number on sick list: 13


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10 March 1916

Northern Patrol

Lat 61.61, Long -8.78

12.10am: Obs. Sumbo Lt brg N79 ½E (Comp) Log 70.3. Type III zigzag

2.0am: Sumbo Lt abeam 12 ½ miles log 98.3 a/c N52E (Standard)

Guns crews exercised frequently

Sea boats crew correct

4.0am: a/c N15W log 225.3.Type III zigzag

5.0am: Ceased zigzag

6.0am: Stand by Anchors

6.10am: Hauled in Poop log

6.[?]am: Slow and to order

6.41am: Borin Lt abeam log 58.8, distance 1 mile

7.25am: Hauled in Bridge log 264

7.18am: Stop

7.24am: Let go Port anchor in 19 fthms of water, & paid out 75 fthms of cable

9.0am: Commodore left ship in cutter

Ship swing to wind & tide

12.10pm: “Cable officers stand by”. Commenced heaving up anchor

12.25pm: Commodore returned in cutter

12.30pm: Slow ahead Port & engines to order

12.35pm: Streamed P. Logs. Turned ship and s/c at 12.45. Set speed to 60 revs

1.8pm: Kirkebo Ness abm log 7.2; Dist ¾ mile

4.33pm: Hauled in Poop log 62.2

4.51pm: Hauled in Bridge log 73.6

4.20pm: Challenged & received reply from HMS “Alsatian”

4.39pm: Slow & to order

4.58pm: Stop

5.0pm: Admiral arrived alongside

6.05pm: Admiral left

6.07pm: Full ahead

6.9pm: Set speed to 48 revs. Streamed both logs

10.0pm: Lost sinker & 45 fthms of wire

Number on sick list: 10


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11 March 1916

From Northern Patrol to Liverpool

Lat 58.11, Long -9.71

Guns crews exercised frequently, Searchlights tested and correct

Steering straight course

Sea boats crew correct

6.0am: Increased to 50 revs and commenced Type III zigzag

8.0am: Allowed 2° for leeway

Noon: a/c S23W 60 revs Type III zigzag

1.15pm: Passed Danish steamer “Olga” steering NNW

1.40pm: St Kilda bearing 90° (true) log 30

3.0pm: Lat 57 25N, Long 9 40W. a/c S22E 60 revs Type III zigzag

4.0pm: Slowed to 25 revs on port engine for engineers purposes

4.30pm: Resumed speed 60 revs

6.47pm: Sighted Barra Hd S68E (comp) log [75?]

7.0pm: Ceased zigzagging

7.0pm: Barra Hd S71E (comp)

8.13pm: Barra Hd abm 21 miles log 140.7

9.55pm: Sighted Skerryvore brg N81E (comp)

10.13pm: Skerryvore Lt abm 18 miles log 180

11.55pm: Sighted Oversay brg by compass S54E

Number on sick list: 10


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12 March 1916

From Northern Patrol to Liverpool and at Liverpool

Lat 53.58, Long -3.51

12.40am: Oversay light abeam 8 miles a/c S36E (S40E)

1.25am: by compass Rathlin bore S16E Otter Rock N74E P.L. 235

1.54am: (by compass) Mull brg S52E Rathlin S19W & allowing for leeway as required

3.56am: Maidens Lt abeam distance 7 miles

4.32am: Black Head abm, distance 9 miles, log 286

6.0am: Mull of Galloway abm logs: bridge 311, Poop 280. Increased to 60 revs & type III zigzag

8.15am: Chickens Rock Light House bearing NE (comp) logs bridge 349 ½ Poop 316.6. Allowed 3° for leeway. Reduced to 56 revs. Type III zigzag

8.5am: a/c S47E log 358 Type III zigzag

Guns crews exercised frequently

Sea boats crew correct

Searchligths tested

Noon: Ceased zigzagging

0.32pm: Hauled in Poop log (80)

1.16pm: Bar Lt V abeam

1.21pm: a/c S65E Q.I. Black Buoy abeam

1.29pm: Q.S. Black Buoy abeam a/c S62E Engines as required

1.39pm: Formby Lt V abeam. Tender “Magnetic” alongside. Pilot Mr H. J. Lions boarded

1.42pm: Full speed

1.48pm: C 1 Bell Buoy abeam

1.57pm: Received permission to proceed from War Signal station

2.10pm: Slow

2.14pm: Rock Lt abeam, engines as required

2.26 ½pm: Let go Star anchor

2.30pm: Ship brought up

3.30pm: Stand by. Anchor stations & commenced heaving in

3.43pm: Anchor aweigh

3.43pm: Slow ahead and engines as required. Tugs “Wellington”, “Nelson” and “Conning” in attendance at 4.20

4.48pm: Entered Sandon Basin and made fast at 5.0

6.24pm: Stand by

6.25pm: Unmoored & proceeded, engines as required

6.30pm: Huskisson Dock gates abm

6.41pm: Entered Canada Dock

7.0pm: Alongside berth

7.08pm: Ship made fast in berth & finished with engines

Number on sick list: 11


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13 March 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.0am: Called the hands

7.30am: Breakfast

8.45am: Hands employed preparing ship for coaling. Painting and landing empty cases etc.

10.45am: Discharged Petty Officer to hospital

1.30pm: Hauled in gangway and breasted ship off the quay to allow coal lighters to get into position

3.15pm: Gangway replaced

3.20pm: Commenced coaling ship

Number on sick list: 4


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14 March 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

Coaling ship

8.0am: Hands employed as required

Ordnance Party working on board

Ship taking in coal

Hands employed as required

4.0pm: Exercised fire stations

5.0pm: Watch employed breasting ship alongside quay

Number on sick list: 6


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15 March 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.0am: Called the hands

7.30am: Breakfast

Hands employed painting ship side and funnels

Ordnance Party employed on board

Hands employed painting ship side and funnels

4.30pm: Watch exercised fire stations

Number on sick list: 4


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16 March 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.0am: Called in hands

7.30am: Breakfast

8.0am: Hands employed as required, & painting ship

Hands employed painting ships side and chipping funnels

Armourers party, dismounting guns

5.30pm: Exercised fire stations

Number on sick list: 4


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17 March 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.0am: Called the hands

7.30am: Breakfast

8.0am: Hands employed painting ship side, and variously

11.30am: Received mails

4.0pm: Exercised fire stations

6.5pm: Landed patrol

10.55pm: Patrol returned

Number on sick list: 4


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18 March 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

8.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship

8.15am: Seamen ratings joined ship from Plymouth depot

Noon: Gave leave to 1st part of Watch

Liberty men inspected and landed

Armourers crew working on board

4.30pm: Exercised fire stations

Number on sick list: 4


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19 March 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.0am: Called the hands

7.30am: Breakfast

8.30am: R.C. party ashore to Church

9.35am: Church of England party landed, under Sub Lieut Kite


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20 March 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

Hands employed cleaning ship and as required

12.0am: Dinner

Hands employed taking in stores, and as required

4.30pm: Read warrant Nos 16 & 17

4.45pm: Exercised fire stations

7.0pm: Supper

Number on sick list: 2


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21 March 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.0am: 1st Watch returned off leave

8.0am: 3rd Watch granted 4 days leave

8.0am: Hands fall in & employed taking in stores, refitting and painting

12.0am: Dinner

1.0pm: Hands fall in, employed as required

2.45pm: One deserter brought on board by civil police

4.0pm: Tea. Leave to 1st part of watch

4.15pm: Liberty men fall in

4.30pm: Exercised fire stations

6.0pm: Hands getting stores aboard

Moorings adjusted for the night

Red light exhibited from “off” quarter as per Habour Board regulations

9.0pm: Rounds correct

Number on sick list: 2


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22 March 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

6.30am: Hands fall in to breast off ship

7.0am: Re-moored, owing to traffic in dock

8.0am: Hands fall in, employed breasting off ship

8.45am: Commenced coaling

Hands employed painting, coaling & chipping funnels

Noon: Dinner, clearing After Peak, etc.

1.10pm: Hands fall in, resumed chipping funnels & painting cabins

5.0pm: “Singled up”. Tugs “Wellingotn” & “Collingwood” made fast forward, and “Huskisson” & “Stonbridge” aft

5.10pm: Cast off & proceeded to Huskisson Dock

5.30pm: Entered Huskisson Dock

6.0pm: Breasted ship alongside & made fast

6.45pm: Leave given to the watch

Red light exhibited from “off” Quarter throughout the night

9.0pm: Harland & Wolff’s men working on board all night

Number on sick list: 2


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23 March 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

Shore gangs working on board during the night

6.45am: Hands fall in to breast off ship

7.0am: Breasting off & waiting coal lighters

8.30am: Lighters in position, “breasted to” and commenced coaling both sides

Hands employed getting stores on board, Painting and chipping, etc.

12.0am: Dinner

1.10pm: Hands fall in, employed provisioning ship, & as required

4.0pm: Tea. Liberty men to clean. Leave to 1st part of watch

4.30pm: Exercised fire stations

Rounds correct

Number on sick list: 3


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24 March 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

6.45am: Called the hands

7.0am: Hands fall in. Employed “breasting off” ship, to replace coal lighters

Hands employed provisioning ship

1.0pm: Hands employed provisioning ship. Gunners crew overhauling guns

4.15pm: Leave to 2nd part of Watch. Exercised fire stations

Rounds correct

Shore gangs working on board

Number on sick list: 3


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25 March 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

6.30am: Smouldering in bunker put out

6.45am: Called the hands. Breasted off ship, to move lighters

7.30am: Liberty men returned from 4 days

Hands employed as required

1.15pm: Hands employed provisioning ship

3.15pm: Discharged one stoker to hospital

4.30pm: Tea. Liberty men to clean. Leave for 2nd & 3rd Watches

5.0pm: Exercised fire stations

8.30pm: Cleared up Decks

9.0pm: Rounds correct

Number on sick list: 2


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26 March 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

4.15am: Escort returned with prisoner

7.0am: Called the hands

7.30am: Breakfast

Coaling ship

8.15am: Hands clearing up decks

8.30am: Sent R.C. on shore to Church

9.30am: Sent Church party on board HMS “Victorian”

10.10am: R.C. party returned

11.5am: Church party returned

1.0pm: Leave to 1st & 3rd Watches

Coaling ship

Shore men working on board

Rounds correct

Number on sick list: 5


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27 March 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

Shore men working on board

6.40am: Breated ship off to allow lighters to move

8.0am: Hands employed as required

11.40am: “Singled up”, made fast tugs “Huskisson” & “Toxteth” and moved one berth ahead

1.15pm: 2nd and 3rd watches to dinner. 1st watch employed in securing ship to new berth

3.30pm: Finished coaling on starboard side

3.45pm: “Cooks” sounded off

4.0pm: Tea

4.30pm: Hands fall in.1st and 2nd watches provisioning ship

4.45pm: Finished coaling. 3rd watch employed in breasting ship off quay to remove lighters. Breasted-to and re-moored

6.30pm: Leave granted to 1st & 2nd watches

6.50pm: “Cooks”

7.0pm: Supper

9.0pm: “Rounds” for the night correct

Number on sick list: 4


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28 March 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.0am: Called the hands

7.30am: Breakfast and liberty men returned on board

8.0am: Hands employed provisioning and cleaning ship

8.40am: Two sick men sent to HMS “Vivid”

1.0pm: Hands carry on

4.30pm: Watch fall in for fire stations

7.0pm: Rear Admiral Stileman visited ship with armed militray guard in attendance

7.30pm: All mercantile engineroom ratings were mustered by the ledger, and eight men who refused duty were removed to the HMS “Eagle” under military escort by order of Admiral Stileman

11.0pm: Five men joined ship from Devonport

Number on sick list: 4


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29 March 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

3.45am: Call hands

4.0am: Hands fall in

4.22am: Engines to stand –by

5.0am: Cast off from dock. Engines slow ahead port & to order

5.12am: Entering Sandon

5.24am: Made fast in Sandon Basin. Engines to Stand-by

6.40am: Engines half ahead port & proceeded

6.50am: Entering Sandon Dock

6.57am: Entered River

7.6am: “Magnetic” in attendance

7.37am: Came to anchor in 14 fathoms of water (Starboard anchor and 60 fathoms of chain)

7.45am: Rang off engines

Tugs in attendance were “Nelson” & “Alfred” foreward and “Canning” aft

11.0am: Quarters clean guns, hoisted ammunition and clear up deck

11.45am: Cooks

3.0pm: Engines to Stand-by

3.3pm: Commenced heaving up cable

3.19pm: Achor aweigh. Engines to order. Swung ship

3.26pm: Full ahead

3.32pm: Rock Lt abeam

3.41pm: N° 8 Bell Buoy abeam

4.25pm: Discharged Pilot

4.30pm: Formby Lt V abeam

4.48pm: Bar Lt V abeam. Set course N48W, zigzagged as per Type III. Gun’s crews closed up at A and B groups, Marines at X and Y groups. Crews exercised frequently and also searchlight party

7.55pm: Sighted Langness Lt

8.0pm: Found bottom @ 26 fathoms, mud

8.57pm: Langness Lt abeam 8 miles

9.16pm: Chickens Lt abeam bearing N39E Log 73.4 a/c N7W

Guns’ crews exercised frequently

11.15pm: South Rk abeam dist 4 ½ miles, log 106.2

11.40pm: Skulmartin Lt abeam dist 5 miles, log 114.3

Sea boats crews and lowerers correct

Number on sick list: 3


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30 March 1916

From Liverpool to Northern Patrol

Lat 55.43, Long -6.96

1.3am: Maidens abeam dist 5’ log 37 ½ a/c N25W

2.31am: Blackhead Lt abeam dist 2 ¼ a/c S60W

2.32am: Challenged & reply Belfast Lough. Permission to enter

2.50am: Briggs buoy abeam. Engines to order

3.0am: Let go Starbd anchor with 45 fathoms on windlass in 7 fthms

3.10am: Brought up and engines rung off

6.45am: Started heaving up anchor

7.15am: Anchor up, half ahead port engine and to order

7.38am: Black head abeam

8.36am: a/c N22W 2 pts zigzag

9.50am: a/c N45W negative zigzag

9.55am: Tor Pt abeam bearing SW

10.13am: Rue Pt abeam ¾ miles

10.19am: Bull Pt abeam S42W

10.30am: Commenced zigzagging Type III

1.30pm: Allowed 2° leeway. Guns crews closed up & exercised frequently. Searchlights correct

4.55pm: Reduced speed to 55 revs: SS shipping heavy water

6.15pm: Barra Head abeam bearing East a/c N50W log 98, zigzag type III 3 pts. Sea boats crew, gun’s crew & searchlight party correct

8.0pm: Straight course 2° leeway

Ship plunging & shipping heavy seas forward

Midnight: a/c N20E. Commenced burning navigation lights

Number on sick list: 5


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31 March 1916

From Liverpool to Northern Patrol

Lat 60.1, Long -10.21

Sea boats crews exercised. Searchlight party correct. Negative zigzag

4.50am: Commenced zigzag type III

5.0am: Ceased burning navigation lights

Exercised sea boats and gun’s crews

Searchlight party correct

Ship spraying heavy forward until 7 am

9.20am: Reduced to 50 revs. Hands employed washing paintwork & decks

0.56pm: Lat by obs Sunrise 60 6N

4.30pm: Guns cleaned

5.0pm: a/c N55E and zigzag type III

Guns crews closed up and exercised

11.26pm: Sighted Myggenaes Lt bearing N70E. Reduced to 46 revs

Guns crews exercised. Sea boats crew correct

Number on sick list: 3


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LOGS FOR APRIL 1916


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1 April 1916

Northern Patrol

Lat 63.58, Long -9.58

2.0am: Myggenaes Lt bore 11’ a/c N10W Type III zigzag

Guns crews exercised and sea boat crew correct

8.40am: Challenged and Reply HMS “Alsatian”

9.0am: Stop

9.02am: Hauled in log

9.9am: Boat left ship with mails and ratings for HMS “Alsatian” and “Otway”

9.27am: Full ahead and take station 1 mile astern of “Alsatian”

9.53am: Stop. Boat returned

10.05am: Orders to proceed to patrol. Set course N10E 46 revs. Streamed log

10.30am: Commenced zigzag type III

2.12pm: a/c S11E log 26.7 zizgzag type III

5.0pm: Allowed 3° for leeway

6.20pm: Wind hauled to SW. Allowed no leeway

7.0pm: Allowed 2° leeway

11.50pm: Lost wire and sinker whilst sounding

Midnight: a/c N13W type III zigzag, 44 revs

Number on sick list: 3


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2 April 1916

Northern Patrol

Lat 63.21, Long -8.6

Allowed 1°leeway on main Co and 2° on W’ly leg of zigzag

Rounds correct

Guns crews exercised, sea boats crew correct

4.0am: a/c S11E. Increased to 46 revs, Type III zigzag. Allowed 2° for leeway

8.0am: a/c N13W 46 revs. Negative zigzag

9.0am: Resumed zigzag type III, allowed 2° for leeway

Noon: a/c S10E type III zigzag, 1° leeway

2.0pm: Allowed 2° for leeway

4.0pm: a/c N14W type III zigzag

8.48pm: Position by obs. Mars and Venus: 63 03N, 8 09W

9.20pm: Allowed 2° for leeway

11.45pm: Sighted Myggenaes Lt bearing S19W log 134

Number on sick list: 4


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3 April 1916

Northern Patrol

Lat 63.11, Long -8.46

Allowed 1° for leeway. Type III zigzag

Rounds correct

4.0am: a/c S10E, Allowed 2° for leeway

Gun’s crews exercised and sea boats crews correct

8.0am: a/c N14W Type III zigzag

0.30pm: a/c S10E Type III zigzag

Rounds correct. Gun’s crews exercised and sea boats crew correct

2.0pm: Allowed 2° for leeway

4.0pm: Evening Quarters. Soundings: No bottom with 285 fm wire; a/c N14W type III zigzag

5.0pm: Allowed 2° for leeway

8.0pm: a/c S10E 46 revs, 1° for leeway, type III zigzag

8.25pm: Position by obs. Mars and Arcturus: 62 11N, 8 44W

9.0pm: Rounds correct

Midnight: a/c N14W 46 revs, Type III zigzag

Number on sick list: 4


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4 April 1916

Northern Patrol

Lat 63.16, Long -8.66

Rounds correct. Allowed 1° leeway

Guns crews exercised and sea boats crews correct

Searchlights tested and found correct

Noon: a/c S17E Type III zigzag

1.45pm: a/c S37W to cut off a vessel sighted. Straight course

2.12pm: a/c S64E log 27.8, Vessel proved to be an optical illusion, so a/c S17E and resumed zigzag. Guns crews correct

7.0pm: Straight course

7.20pm: Reduced to 40 revs. Allowed 3° leeway

8.10pm: a/c S12E log 91.5. Type III zigzag

8.35pm: Position by obs. of the Moon and Mars: 63 06 ½N, 8 51 ¾W

9.0pm: a/c S27E Rounds correct, Type III zigzag

Midnight: a/c N13W, Negative zigzag

Number on sick list: 4


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5 April 1916

Northern Patrol

Lat 62.98, Long -8.05

Guns crews and sea boats crew correct

Rounds correct

4.0am: a/c S13E type III zigzag, Increased to 46 revs

7.55am: a/c N14W type III zigzag

Cross bearings: Myggenaws (right extreme) bore S41W, Myling S10W, Enniberg S40E

8.28am: a/c N17W, Allowed 1° for leeway

10.05am: Stop. Hauled in patent log. Dropped target for 1” aiming rifle practice. Speed during practice 45 revs

10.45am: Practice completed

10.58am: Target aboard

11.0am: Speed 44 revs, Set Co N17W streamed log; z.zag type III

Cross bearings: Enniberg bore S30E and Myggenaes S14W

Guns crews exercised and sea boats crews correct

Sudden shift of wind to SSW

1.0pm: a/c to S10E 44 revs, type III zigzag

4.0pm: a/c N13W

Cross bearings: Enniberg S32E, Myling S4W and Myggenaes S26W. Took a cast of the lead but no bottom was found with 285 fm wire

4.05pm: a/c N21W zigzag type III

6.0pm: Allowed 2° for leeway

7.0pm: Ship spraying heavily forward

8.0pm: a/c S10E type III zigzag

11.50pm: Soundings: Lead fouled and carried away

Midnight: a/c N15W type III zigzag

Number on sick list: 4


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6 April 1916

Northern Patrol

Lat 63.23, Long -8.61

Strong SW’ly wind blowing.Sea increasing

Rounds correct. Guns crews exercised and sea boats crew correct

4.0am: a/c S10E Type III zigzag

5.0am: Allowed 2° for leeway

6.0am: Allowed 3° for leeway

6.40am: Ceased zigzag and decreased to 40 revs

10.15am: Exercised evolution of “Submarine attack”. Guns crews exercised and sea boats crew correct

Noon: a/c S10E negative zigzag 2° leeway

0.30pm: Allowed 3° for leeway

2.0pm: Allowed 2° for leeway

3.30pm: Resumed zigzag type III

6.0pm: a/c S11E zigzag type III

Guns crews exercised and sea boats crew correct, Type III zigzag

Number on sick list: 6


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7 April 1916

Northern Patrol

Lat 63.0, Long -8.03

2.0am: a/c S11E type III zigzag

Guns crews exercised and sea boats crew correct

Type III zigzag throughout morning watch

8.0am: a/c N13W allowed 1° leeway

10.0am: Divisions and Prayers. Engines to “Stand-by”. Straight course

10.05am: Stop. Hauled in log. Dropped target for 1” aiming rifle practice

10.10am: Half ahead

11.0am: “Open fire”

11.20am: “Cease firing”

11.35am: Target aboard. Resumed course and speed. Negative zigzag

Noon: Resumed zigzag

3.0pm: a/c S10E type III zigzag

8.0pm: a/c N15W Myling Head bore S4E, 23’. Allowed 2° leeway

10.0pm: a/c S10E Type III zigzag throughout watch

Number on sick list: 5


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8 April 1916

Northern Patrol

Lat 63.06, Long -8.35

Rounds correct zigzag Type III, Allowed 1° for leeway

3.0am: Allowed 2° for leeway

4.0pm: a/c S10E allowed 3° leeway

5.0am: Allowed 4° leeway

Guns crews exercised and sea boats crews correct

8.0am: Negative zigzag

11.0am: Commenced to zigzag type III

Noon: a/c S10E allowed 3° leeway

3.0pm: Allowed 5° for leeway Type III zigzag

5.55pm: Circled round Danish fishing vessel named “Livingstone” (K.G. 320). Set Co N15W 5° leeway

8.30pm: Position by obs. Mars and Venus: 62 48 ½N, 8 22W

Allowed no leeway

9.45pm: a/c S10E, negative zigzag 40 revs

Number on sick list: 5


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9 April 1916

Northern Patrol

Lat 62.7, Long -8.35

Rounds correct

Ship plunging and shipping water forward

Guns crews exercised and sea boats correct

8.0am: Soundings: Bottom sand & shells at 70 fms a/c N13W negative zigzag, reduced to 30 revs

NW’ly gale blowing with high sea

0.10pm: a/c N2W negative zigzag 34 revs

5.0pm: a/c S17E 40 revs Type III zigzag

8.30pm: Lat by obs. Mars: 62 44N

9.0pm: a/c N13W Type III zigzag. Rounds correct

Midnight: a/c N13W Type III zigzag

Number on sick list: 5


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10 April 1916

Northern Patrol

Lat 63.16, Long -8.33

Rounds correct

Guns crews exercised and sea boats crews correct

4.0am: a/c S13E Type III zigzag

8.0am: a/c N18W Myling bore S4E, Enniberg S26W

11.40am: a/c S10E log 244.4. Allowed 3° for leeway, negative zigzag

Noon: Resumed zigzag

3.0pm: Allowed 2° for leeway

Type III zigzag

4.0pm: “Evening Quarters” a/c N15W

Type III zigzag

9.0pm: Rounds correct

11.36pm: Myggenaes Lt bore S20W

Number on sick list: 6


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11 April 1916

Northern Patrol

Lat 62.96, Long -8.26

Rounds correct

3.56am: a/c East to close a vessel sighted

4.53am: Stop

5.0am: Sea boat left ship to board Dutch trawler Lat 63 15N, Long 8 16W

6.02am: Boat returned. Trawler allowed to proceed

6.30am: Type III zigzag

5.0am: Log carried away. Allowed 4° for leeway

7.0am: Set log to bridge log

9.0am: Myling Hd bore S29E and Myggenaes Lt bore S24W a/c 13W, reduced to 44 revs. Negative zigzag, 2° leeway

0.15pm: Challenged and reply HMS “Moldavia”

2.40pm: Challenged & reply HMS “Virginian”

2.47pm: a/c WNW 37 revs, log 31.5. Challenged and reply HMS “Hildebrand”

2.50pm: Hauled in log

3.20pm: Stop

3.28pm: Boat left for HMS “Hildebrand”

3.54pm: Boat returned. Set Co S69E 54 revs

3.55pm: Streamed log

4.0pm: “Evening Quarters” Negative zigzag

8.0pm: Zigzag type III

9.0pm: Rounds correct

Midnight: a/c N66W Type III zigzag 44 revs

Number on sick list: 6


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12 April 1916

From Northern Patrol to Scapa Flow

Lat 62.06, Long -5.21

Rounds correct

Guns crews exercised and sea boats crews correct

4.0am: a/c S19E zigzag Type III

8.15am: Sighted Flugö bearing S 23 ½W

10.0am: Position by cross bearings Lat 62 32N, Long 5 50W

10.14am: Increased to 58 revs, a/c S13E, Straight course, Hands rig coal gear

1.0pm: Commenced to zigzag Type III

8.24pm: Position by obs. Mars and Arcturus Lat 60 25 ½N, Long 2 57W

9.0pm: Rounds correct a/c S10E, increased to 60 revs, Straight Course 2° leeway

9.30pm: Challenge and reply HMS “Kent” and “Hampshire”

11.30pm: Sighted Fair Island bearing S39E

Guns crews closed up at guns all through the night

Number on sick list: 7


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13 April 1916

Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

0.20am: Fair Is abeam bearing

62° dist 7’

0.25am: a/c S44W negative zigzag

2.0am: Challenge and reply HMS “Melpomene”. Rounds correct

3.0am: Auskerry bore N1W

4.08am: Copinsay bore N26E, Portland Skerries N28W a/c WNW

4.55am: Duncansby Head abeam 2’ dist

5.12am: South Rock abeam

5.20am: North Head (Swona) abeam a/c North

5.35am: Stop. Full astern. Received order to pass through Switha Gates

6.15am: Passed through Gates

6.25am: Let go anchor in 12 fms water

6.27am: Ship brought up. Finished with engines

7.30am: Colliers alongside

9.15am: Hands coal ship

11.55am: Hands to dinner

1.10pm: Hands fall in coal ship

4.0pm: Hands to tea

4.25pm: Hands fall in coal ship

6.30pm: Cease coaling for the day

Ship in position by cross bearings

Rounds correct

Number on sick list: 7


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14 April 1916

Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

Rounds correct

Ship in position by cross bearings

6.0am: Drifter “Cedron” alongside to attend on ship

Called the hands

9.20am: Officers concerned in the Court Martial of firemen left for HMS “Victorious”

10.15am: Water boat alongside

11.40am: Officers in court-martial case returned on board

Noon: Hands to Hands fall in. Coal ship

Ship in position by cross bearings

3.55pm: Hands to tea

4.25pm: Hands fall in. Coal ship

7.45pm: Cease coaling

Rounds correct

Ship in position by cross bearings

Number on sick list: 10


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15 April 1916

Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

Rounds correct

Ship in position by cross bearings

7.10am: Called the hands

7.55am: Hands clean ship

Ship in position by cross bearings

Noon: Hands to dinner

Ship in position by cross bearings

Hands employed in cleaning ship

3.45pm: Tea

Ship in position by cross bearings

Rounds correct

Number on sick list: 9


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16 April 1916

Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

Rounds correct

Ship in position by cross bearings

7.0am: Called the hands

7.55am: Hands employed in cleaning ship

11.0am: Divine Service

Ship in position by cross bearings

Noon: Hands to dinner

Ship in position by cross bearings

4.0pm: “Evening Quarters”. Turn out boats for ship

4.20pm: Hoisted steam pinnace and unshipped accomodation ladder

6.15pm: “Anchor stations”. “Stand-by” on engines

6.25pm: Anchor aweigh, Half speed ahead

6.41pm: Dead slow, passing through Gates

6.45pm: Shut water-tight doors

7.0pm: Half speed

7.05pm: Set Co S4W. Switha Is abeam

7.13pm: Full Speed. North end of Stroma Is abeam

7.24pm: South Rock abeam

7.36pm: Pentland Skerries abeam dist 2’

7.40pm: Duncansby Hd abeam dist 1.7 a/c S70E

11.40pm: Observed Fair Is Lt ahead a/c NW

11.51pm: Fair Is abeam dist 4 miles, log 79.0 a/c WNW

Number on sick list: 8


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17 April 1916

From Scapa Flow to Northern Patrol

Lat 60.01, Long -6.03

2.0am: Allowed 1° for leeway

3.30am: Commenced zigzag type III

6.12am: a/c S70E to close on Norwegian steamer “Aquila”

6.30am: Stop. Boat left ship for steamer

6.55am: Boat returned to ship. Steamer allowed to proceed. Lat 59 51N, Long 4 44W

7.45am: a/c S10E. Full speed to intercept Danish steamer. Vessel had armed guard on board so was allowed to proceed. Resumed Co at 8.25 N55W, Lat 59 68N, Long 4 58W

Noon: a/c N53W. Type III zigzag thuoghout watch

Guns crews exercised and sea boats crew correct

Type III zigzag

9.0pm: Rounds correct

Number on sick list: 9


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18 April 1916

At Sea

Lat 59.65, Long -13.51

Rounds correct

Type III zigzag

Guns crews exercised and sea boats crews correct

10.0am: Divisions and prayers

Type III zigzag

4.0pm: “Evening Quarters”

Sea increasing and spraying over ship

4.18pm: Long by obs sunset 14 43W

Type III zigzag

7.0pm: Allowed 4° for leeway. Straight Course

9.0pm: Rounds correct

Guns crews exercised and sea boats crews correct

Number on sick list: 9


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19 April 1916

Northern Patrol

Lat 59.63, Long -13.68

Rounds correct

Straight Course

5.0am: Log carried away

6.0am: a/c N84W Increased to 46 revs, log reset.Type III zigzag

Guns crews exercised and sea boats crew correct

Type III zigzag

6.0pm: a/c S85E

Straight Course

9.0pm: Rounds correct

Allowed 2° for leeway

Ship plunging and shipping water forward

Straight Course

Number on sick list: 11


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20 April 1916

Northern Patrol

Lat 59.06, Long -13.3

1.0am: Allowed 3° for leeway

Rounds correct. Straight course

4.30am: Allowed 4° for leeway

Guns crews exercised

7.0am: a/c N84W Increased to 42 revs, zigzag III

7.23am: Reduced to 38 revs, negative zigzag, 2° leeway

9.45am: Arrived at Rendez-Vous. Dead slow with helm to port and started to circle round. Hauled in logs

10.0am: Challenge and reply HMS “Alsatian”

10.05am: Half speed

10.24am: a/c NW take up station 1 mile astern of flagship

10.53am: Stop. Admiral commanding 10th C.S. came on board

11.0am: Half ahead Set Co WNW

11.0am to Noon: Ship and Ship’s Company inspected by Admiral

“Alsatian’s” cutter hoisted on Ship’s davits

0.18pm: Admiral left ship for “Alsatian”

0.20pm: Set Co N86W 42 revs. Negative zigzag

Guns crews exercised and sea boats crews correct

6.0pm: a/c S87E. Reduced to 38 revs.

Straight course

9.0pm: Rounds correct

Number on sick list: 9


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21 April 1916

Northern Patrol

Lat 59.76, Long -13.10

Rounds correct

Straight Course

8.0am: a/c N84W Type III zigzag

Noon: a/c N88W Type III zigzag

Guns crews exercised and sea boats crew correct

6.0pm: a/c N24E Type III zigzag

7.35pm: Challenge and reply HMS “Victorian”

9.0pm: a/c N81E 44 revs, Type III zigzag

Rounds correct

Number on sick list: 7


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22 April 1916

Northern Patrol

Lat 60.48, Long -14.08

0.20am: Wind rapidly freshening

Allowed 2° for leeway

Rounds correct

4.35am: a/c N27E to close British trawler “J Baels Mauricx”, log 200.5

5.21am: Stop

5.28am: Boat left ship to board trawler

5.45am: Boat returned to ship. Trawler allowed to proceed

5.50am: Set Co S87E 44 revs, Type III zigzag

0.50pm: a/c N85W

Lat by obs Mer alt Sun 60 35 ½N

Current during last 24 hours set N33E 11 miles

6.0am: a/c S86E Type III zigzag 40 revs

9.0pm: Rounds correct

Straight Course

Guns crews exercised and sea boats crew correct

Number on sick list: 8


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23 April 1916

Northern Patrol

Lat 60.68, Long -13.65

Rounds correct

Straight Course throughout watch

4.0am: Increased to 44 revs, z.zag type III

8.0am: Holy Communion

10.0am: Divisions and Inspections

10.30am: Divine Service

11.15am: Holy Communion

Guns crews exercised and sea boats crew correct

Noon: a/c S68W z.zag Type III

1.0pm: Allowed 2° for leeway

1.30pm: Allowed 3° for leeway

3.0pm: Holy Communion. Allowed 4° for leeway

6.0pm: a/c S86E Divine Service

9.28pm: Lat by Polaris 60 07N Long (D.R.) 13 39W

Rounds correct

10.0pm: a/c N58E Increased to 44 revs

Straight Course

Number on sick list: 8


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24 April 1916

Northern Patrol

Lat 60.6, Long -12.78

(Latiture from Star obs. 10.0pm)

Rounds correct

Guns crews exercised and sea boats crews correct

6.0am: a/c S63W type III zigzag

Type III throughout watch

1.05pm: Lat by Ex Mer alt Sun 60 06N

3.0pm: a/c N82W Type III zigzag

8.44pm: Longitude by obs. Venus W. 13 44 ½W

Lat by obs. Polaris 60 08N

9.0pm: a/c S84E Type III zigzag

Rounds correct

Number on sick list: 7


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25 April 1916

Northern Patrol

Lat 60.23, Long -12.85

Rounds correct

Guns crews exercised and sea boats crews correct

Type III zigzag

8.25pm: Lat by obs Polaris 60 04N

9.13pm: Long by obs Venus W. 14 18 ¾W

D.R. Position at Noon following day worked from the three stellar observations

Rounds correct

Guns crews exercised and sea boats crew correct

Number on sick list: 6


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26 April 1916

Northern Patrol

Lat 60.28, Long -12.31

Rounds correct

Guns crews exercised and sea boats crew correct

6.0am: a/c N83W Increased to 44 revs

Type III zigzag

9.35am: Stop, hauled in log

9.50am: Dropped target for 6’ Q.F. gun practice

10.10am: Opened fire on taget. Speed of ship 12 knots

10.48am: Cease firing, 4 rounds of salve control expended at each gun

11.58am: Target aboard. Lost overboard by accident from forecast quay: Cartridge Q.F. 6’, Fired case with adapter 1 in number

Noon: Streamed log. Set Co N83W 40 revs

Sea boats crew correct

Type III zigzag

0.30pm: a/c N84W Straight course

Removed mercurial barometer to lower Wheelhouse

6.30pm: Commenced zigzag type III

7.05pm: Reduced to 44 revs. Negative zigzag

9.0pm: Rounds correct

10.16pm: Reduced to 40 revs. Straight Course

Number on sick list: 7


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27 April 1916

Northern Patrol

Lat 60.53, Long -13.0

Rounds correct

2.0am: Resumed z. zag type III. Increased to 44 revs

Guns crews exercised and sea boats crews correct

11.07am: a/c N41W. Reduced to 30 revs in order to exercise “Direction Finder”

11.43am: a/c N83W. Increased to 46 revs. Straight course

0.32pm: Dense fog set in. Sounded steam whistle. Reduced 30 revs

0.40pm: Increased to 46 revs. Ceased sounding whistle

1.0pm: Commenced z.zag type III

5.30pm: Allowed 2° for leeway

9.25pm: Lat by Polaris 60 00N

Type III zigzag throughout watch

Number on sick list: 7


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28 April 1916

Northern Patrol

Lat 59.73, Long -12.5

Rounds correct

Type III zigzag

Guns crews exercised and sea boats crew correct

7.0am: a/c N83W Increased to 44 revs

9.50am: Divisions and Prayers

10.0am: “General Quarters” Allowed 2° leeway

Gun’s crews excercised and sea boat crew correct

Type III zigzag thorughout watch

Guns crews exercised and sea boats crew correct

4.0pm: Evening Quarters”

6.0 to 6.30pm: Straight course

6.30pm: a/c S88E log 63.2

Resumed zigzag type III. Reduced to 38 Revs

8.0pm: Increased to 39 Revs

9.0pm: Rounds correct

Number on sick list: 7


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29 April 1916

Northern Patrol

Lat 60.05, Long -8.5

1.0am: Full speed to intercept steamer sighted, s/c N34E

2.0am: Half Speed

2.05am: Stop. Examined steamer by searchlights. Proved to be SS “Marjoreen” Blyth to New York. She had been previously boarded and found correct, so was allowed to proceed

2.12am: Set Co S75E 50 revs. Straight course

5.30am: Challenge and Reply HMS “Changuinola”

6.30am: a/c N75E 54 revs, zigzag type III

Noon: a/c S70E type III zigzag

1.15pm: Challenge and Reply HMS “Andes”

1.45pm: Sighted Sydero Is. (Sumbo) bearing N70 ½E

3.30pm: Sumbo Lt bore N40 ½E

4.0pm: “Evening Quarters”. Sumbo bore N21E

9.0pm: Rounds correct

11.0pm: Straight Course

Number on sick list: 6


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30 April 1916

From Northern Patrol to Busta Voe

Lat 60.36, Long -1.36

0.45am: Sighted Eshaness Lt bearing S38E a/c S25E

2.05am: Eshaness abeam 4’

2.10am: Engines to “Stand-by”

2.20am: Hauled in log 236.7

2.36am: Half speed

2.39am: Muckle Stacks abeam

2.42am: Engines to order. Entering Gates

2.59am: Havedon Ness abeam

3.04am: Stop

3.07am: Let go port anchor in 14 fms water, 65 fms of cable out

3.28am: Finished with engines

7.0am: Turned life boats in

8.0am: Colliers alongside. Hands coal ship

9.30am: Cutter brings mails

Noon: Cease coaling. Hands to dinner

1.0pm: Hands fall in coal ship

Ship in position by cross bearings

3.53pm: Cease coaling for tea

4.30pm: Hands fall in coal ship

6.0pm: Cease coaling for the day

9.0pm: Rounds correct

Ship in position by cross bearings

Number on sick list: 6


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LOGS FOR MAY 1916


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1 May 1916

Busta Voe

Lat 60.36, Long -1.36

7.0am: Hands employed coaling ship

11.25am: Completed with coal: unrig coaling gear

1.0pm: Hands employed cleaning ship

2.30pm: Colliers left HMS “Teutonic”

9.25pm: 2 Officers, 18 ratings joined ship from HMS “Duke of Cornwall”

9.30pm: Discharged 1 Lieut to HMS “Duke of Cornwall”

Number on sick list: 7


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2 May 1916

Busta Voe

Lat 60.36, Long -1.36

3.0am: HMS “Patia” entered harbour and anchored

6.0am: Hands employed rigging staging

8.0am: Hands employed painting ships side, and as requisite

11.50am: RC Minister joined ship

1.0pm: Make & mend clothes: gave special leave to watch

5.45pm: Liberty men returned

9.0pm: Rounds

Number on sick list: 7


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3 May 1916

Busta Voe

Lat 60.36, Long -1.36

6.30am: Hands employed as requisite

8.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship; and as requisite

1.0pm: Make & mend clothes; gave special leave to watch

4.45pm: Liberty men returned; Hands employed preparing for sea

9.0pm: Rounds

9.24pm: Engines to stand by; shortened in cable

9.45pm: Anchor aweigh. Engines to order for leaving harbour

9.47pm: Havedon Ness abeam

10.02pm: Passed through Gates; closed water-tight doors

10.10pm: Swarback Minns Lt abm; streamed logs

10.21pm: Set speed to 65 revs

10.28pm: Hillswick abm; Eshaness bearing N4E

10.45pm: Eshaness N58E, Hillswick S78E: Poop log 10.7, Bridge log 11.7

10.47pm: Set course N4W. Exercised guns crews & sea boats crew

Number on sick list: 7


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4 May 1916

From Busta Voe to Northern Patrol

Lat 61.11, Long -6.55

1.0am: a/c N68W zigzag as per schedule

2.0am: Reduced to 48 revs. Exercised guns crews & search light crew

3.30am: Exercised sea boats crew

5.0am: Allowed 2° leeway

6.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship. Allowed 3° leeway; exercised guns crew

7.0am: Exercised search light crew & sea boat crew

8.0am: D.R. Lat 61 03N, Long 5 17W; reduced to 46 revs

9.0am: Straight course; reduced to 42 revs

10.45am: Hands employed as requisite

11.25am: Sumbo Lt bearing [ed. note: missing data]

Guns crew exercised frequently duirng watch; Leeway nil

1.10pm: Hands employed as requisite

5.58pm: Stopped Port Engine to make good defect increased speed of Starbd engine to 50 revs

7.10pm: Port engine repaired, speed set to 42 revs

8.0pm: D.R. Lat 61 07N, Long 9 43W

8.30pm: a/c N22E zigzag as per schedule

9.0pm: Rounds

Exercised guns crews & search light crew frequently during watch

11.30pm: Exercised sea boats crew

Number on sick list: 8


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5 May 1916

Northern Patrol

Lat 59.68, Long -10.45

Type III zigzag

Guns crews & search light crew exercised frequently during watch

3.30am: Exercised sea boats crew

6.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship

8.0am: D.R. Lat 60 06N, Long 9 06W

9.45am: Challenged & received reply from HMS “Victorian”

10.05am: Stop engines

10.10am: Exercised General Quarters & collision stations; hauled in both logs: Bridge (266), Poop (238.5)

10.36am: Discharged armed guard to HMS “Victorian”

10.37am: Speed 50 revs, streamed both logs

10.53am: Set Course S24W Speed 55 revs

1.06pm: a/c to N22W reduced to 44 revs, W.T. experiment completed

1.10pm: Hands employed as requisite; straight course allowing 1° leeway

4.0pm: Evening Quarters; allowed 2° leeway

8.0pm: D.R. Lat 60 53N, Long 12 23W; 40 revs

9.0pm: Rounds

Exercised guns crews & search light crew frequently during watch

Exercised sea boats crew

Number on sick list: 8


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6 May 1916

Northern Patrol

Lat 63.00, Long -15.91

Exercised gun’s crews & search light crew frequently during watch

Exercixed sea boats crews

4.0am: Commenced zigzag Type III. Increased to 44 revs

6.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship

8.0am: D.R. Lat 62 26N, Long 15 39W; a/c to N14E

8.30am: Allowed 2° leeway, straight course

9.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship

11.30am: Orӕfajökull bearing N15E. Exercised sea boats crew

12.0am: a/c to S16W. Commenced zigzag type III

0.30pm: Allowed 2° leeway

4.0pm: Evening Quarters; a/c to N14E zigzag type III

6.15pm: Allowed 4° leeway

8.0pm: D.R. Lat 63 00N, Long 15 55W: a/c to S16W allowing 2° leeway; zigzag type III

Orӕfajökull Mt bearing N14 ½E; Ship’s head S14W

12.0pm: a/c to N14E zigzag type III

Number on sick list: 8


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7 May 1916

Northern Patrol

Lat 62.01, Long -15.91

Guns crews & search light crew exercised frequently during watch

Exercised sea boats crew

4.0am: Oraefijokull bearing N10E; Ships Hd N22E

6.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship

8.0am: D.R. Lat 62 47N, Long 15 50W

8.16am: Slow

8.41am: Engines to order to close HMS “Almanzora”

8.42am: Hauled in both logs: Bridge 246.6; Poop 222

8.50am: Sent boat to HMS “Almanzora”

9.6am: Boat returned

9.17am: Set speed to 38 revs, course SSW; streamed both logs

9.30am: Commenced direction finder experiments, courses and speed various

10.20am: Completed experiments

10.23am: Set speed to 40 revs; a/c to W

10.30am: a/c to S15W, zigzag type III

11.13am: a/c to N23W: speed 48 revs, straight course; exercised guns crews frequently during watch

12.02pm: a/c to S16W: commenced zigzag type III, reduced to 40 revs

2.36pm: Increased speed to 50 Revs to intercept Danish schooners “Ellen”and “Valborg” course S75E

3.0pm: Engines to orders

3.20pm: Boarding Officer left HMS “Teutonic”: Lat 62 31N Long 15 34W

3.50pm: Boarding Officer returned

3.09pm: Set speed to various revs, course S16W

8.0pm: D.R. Lat 63 00N, Long 15 56W

9.0pm: Rounds

Guns crews & search light crew exercised frequently during watch

Exercised sea boats crew

Zigzag type III throughout watch

Number on sick list: 6


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8 May 1916

Northern Patrol

Lat 61.4, Long -12.66

2.0am: a/c S28E; Guns crews & search light crew exercised frequently during watch. Exercised sea boats crew.

Zigzag type III throughout watch

6.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship

8.0am: D.R. Lat 61 40N, Long 13 48W

9.0am: Hands employed cleaning & painting ship & as required

Guns crews exercised frequently during watch; zigzag type III throughout watch. Exercised sea boats crew

0.55pm: Stopped Starboard engine for repairs. Increased Port engine to 50 revs

1.39pm: Starboard engine repaired

1.40pm: Speed set to 40 revs: Logs Bridge 19.3, Poop 17.5

3.0pm: Straight course: a/c to S26W

3.15pm: Arrived at Rendez-Vous and swung around: challenged and received reply from HMS “Alsatian”

3.20pm: Increased to 50 revs: speeds various to close and keep station on HMS “Alsatian”, courses various

4.31pm: Stop; Hauled logs: Bridge 57.8, Poop 51.6

4.54pm: HMS “Alsatian” sent boat, with mails; 1 midshipman joined ship

5.35pm: Set course N, speed 52, streamed both logs

5.57pm: Full speed to intercepy sailing vessel

6.26pm: Stop & to orders

6.30pm: Boarding Officer left “Teutonic”Lat 61 8N, Long 11 48W

7.30pm: Sent armed guard Sub Lieut J Ritchie RNR in charge

7.50pm: Boarding officer returned

7.55pm: Half speed, course N67W

8.0pm: D.R. Lat 61 07N, Long 11 52W

8.5pm: a/c to S26W; zigzag type III

Exercised guns crews & search light crew frequently during watch. Exercised sea boats crew

11.0pm: Straight course

11.45pm: Exercised general quarters

Number on sick list: 8


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9 May 1916

From Northern Patrol to Liverpool

Lat 57.25, Long -11.88

2.05am: Challenged and received reply from HMS “Victorian”

Exercised guns crews & search light crew frequently during watch

3.30am: Lat by Polaris 59 22N; exercised sea boats crew

6.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship

8.0am: D.R. Lat 58 08N, Long 12 00W, a/c to S20W

9.45am: Challenged and received reply from HMS “Mantua”

10.15am: Hands employed painting ship

11.58am: Challenged and received reply from HMS “Hilary”; guns crews & search light crew exercised frequently during watch

Noon: Hauled in Bridge log

12.25pm: Hauled in Poop log 5.3

12.31pm: Stop & to order

12.35pm: Sent boat to HMS “Mantua”

12.40pm: HMS “Hilary” sent boat to “Teutonic”

1.23pm: Boat returned

1.28pm: Streamed Poop log

1.31pm: Set speed to 60 revs, course S24W, zigzag type III. Exercised guns crews & search light crew frequently during watch

3.30pm: Challenged and received reply from HMS “Patuca”

6.2pm: Lat 55 59N Moon, Long 11 45 ½W (?) [Sunset?] Tso. 190°

8.0pm: D.R. Lat 52 27 ½N, Long 11 58W

8.25pm: a/c S70E log 12.4; zigzag type III, 64 revs

9.20pm: Lat by Polaris 55 22 ½ N

Guns crews exercised frequently during watch

Search light crews exercised

Sea boats crew exercised

Number on sick list: 8


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10 May 1916

From Northern Patrol to Liverpool

Lat 54.71, Long -5.38

Guns crews & search light crew exercised frequently during watch

3.15am: Aran Isl Lt bearing S9E (Std)

3.22am: Tory Isl S54E (mag) Aran Isl S4E (mag)

3.30am: Increased to 62 revs; exercised sea boats crew

4.38am: Tory Island abeam 5 miles Log 263; a/c to S76E

5.30am: Port engine stopped for repairs

5.40am: Tory Isl Lt S85W; Sound Pt S15E, speed set to 64 revs

6.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship

6.30am: Malin Hd abeam log 295.0

6.50am: Inishtrahull Lt abeam 1 mile log 300.6

7.0am: Started zigzag type III, guns crews exercised frequently during watch

8.0am: D.R. Lat 55 20N, Long 6 45W; straight course

9.12am: Rue Pt abeam cross bearing ¾ mile; a/c to S72E

9.31am: Tor Pt S38W; Fair Hd N79W; a/c to S20E. Commenced zigzag type III

10.15am: Hands employed as required

11.0am: [ed. note: blank space] Hd S87W, Maidens N81W; Guns crews exercised frequently during watch; exercised sea boats crew

1.0pm: Cross bearing Mull of Galloway Lt N42 ½E (T); Skullmartin L.V. N64 ½W; South Rk L.V. S 69 ½W; Lat 54 27 ½N, Long 5 8W

1.45pm: Cross bearings: Mull of Galloway N17 ½E; Chickens Rk Lt S30E, Lat 54 16N, Long 5 34W

2.45pm: Chickens Rk Lt abeam bearing N66E, 2 miles, log 49; a/c to S44E. Increased to Full speed

3.10pm: Langness Lt Ho abeam N25E (T) log 57. Guns crews exercised frequently during watch

4.0pm: Evening Quarters, read warrants Nos 22, 23 & 24

5.45pm: Obs. Bar Lt V. bearing S44E

6.15pm: Challenged and received reply from Crosby Battery

6.18pm: Permission to enter harbour

6.18pm: Stand by

6.27pm: Half speed and to order to proceed up harbour

6.30pm: Passed Bar Lt V, a/c to S60E; hauled in log 120; abandon ship stations & turned in boats

6.34pm: Slow for dredger

6.41pm: Slow for dredger

6.44pm: Passed Formby Lt V

6.50pm: “Magnetic” came alongside with Pilot

6.53pm: Slow for dredger

3.57pm: C1 Bell buoy abeam

7.20pm: Rk Lt abeam

7.51pm: Anchored in 10 fhms, 75 fhms cable; Port anchor

7.51pm: Rung off engines

9.0pm: Rounds

Number on sick list: 4


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11 May 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

4.0am: Engines to stand by

4.5am: Tugs arrived “Collingwood”, “Canning” & “Trafalgar”. Shortened in cable. Engines to order

4.30am: Anchor aweigh; proceeded to dock entrance. Engines to order

5.20am: Entered docks

6.40am: Secured to berth at West Wall, Huskisson dock

6.45am: Rung off enines

9.0am: Hands employed returning stores & as requisite

1.15pm: Gave 7 days leave to watch. Landed liberty men. Hands employed returning Shell & as requisite

4.0pm: Evening Quarters; Exercised fire stations

4.30pm: Gave special leave to watch

8.30pm: Handsemployed placing coal lighters

9.0pm: Rounds


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12 May 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.0am: Hands employed as requisite

7.30am: Liberty men returned

9.0am: Hands employed getting in ammunition & as requisite

1.10pm: Hands employed getting in ammunition & as requisite

4.0pm: Evening Quarters, Exercised fire stations

4.30pm: Gave special leave to watch

9.0pm: Rounds


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13 May 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

6.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship

7.30am: Liberty men returned

8.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship

1.0pm: Make & mend clothes; Gave special leave to watch

4.30pm: Landing party returned

9.0pm: Rounds


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14 May 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.0am: Hands employed as requisite

7.30am: Liberty men returned

8.30am: Landed R.C.s for Divine Service on shore

10.0am: Sent Church Party to HMS “Victorian” for Divine Service

10.45am: R.C.s returned

11.45am: Church Party returned from HMS “Victorian”

1.0pm: Gave special leave to watch

4.0pm: Evening Quarters

9.0pm: Rounds


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15 May 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.0am: Hands employed placing coal lighters

7.30am: Liberty men returned

9.0am: Hands employed painting aloft, and as requisite

1.10pm: Hands employed as requisite

4.0pm: Evening Quarters, exercised fire stations

4.30pm: Gave special leave to watch

9.0pm: Rounds

Number on sick list: 1


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16 May 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

5.0am: Armed guard returned

6.30am: Hands employed placing coal lighters

7.30am: Liberty men returned

8.30am: Hands as requisite

1.10pm: Hands employed getting in provisions, and painting

4.0pm: Evening Quarters, exercised fire stations

4.30pm: Gave special leave to watch

9.0pm: Rounds

Number on sick list: 2


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17 May 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.0am: Hands employed as requisite

7.30am: Liberty men returned

9.0am: Hands employed getting in stores, and as requisite

1.10pm: Hands employed as requisite

4.0pm: Evening Quarters, exercised fire stations

4.30pm: Gave special leave to watch

9.0pm: Rounds

Number on sick list: 2


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18 May 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship

7.30am: Liberty men returned

9.0am: Hands employed getting in stores, and as requisite

1.10pm: Hands employed getting in stores, and as requisite

4.30pm: Gave special leave to watch

9.0pm: Rounds; Hands employed placing coal lighters

Number on sick list: 1


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19 May 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

6.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship

7.30am: Liberty men returned; Watch returned from long leave

8.30am: Hands employed getting in stores and provisions

1.10pm: Hands employed getting in stores & provisions

4.0pm: Evening Quarters, exercised fire stations

4.30pm: Gave leave to watch

9.0pm: Rounds

Number on sick list: 2


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20 May 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.0am: Hands employed as requisite

7.30am: Liberty men returned

8.30am: Hands employed getting stores, cleaning ship and as requisite

1.0pm: Gave special leave to watch. Hands make and mend clothes

4.0pm: Evening Quarters, exercised fire stations

9.0pm: Rounds

Number on sick list: 2


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21 May 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship

7.30am: Liberty men returned

8.30am: Landed R.C.s for Service on shore. Hands employed as requisite

10.10am: R.C.s returned

10.15am: Sent Church Party to HMS “Victorian”

11.55am: Church Party returned

1.30pm: Gave special leave to watch

4.0pm: Evening Quarters, Exercised fire stations

9.0pm: Rounds

Number on sick list: 2


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22 May 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

6.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship

7.30am: Liberty men returned

8.30am: Hands employed dismounting X1 gun, fuzing Shell, cleaning ship and as requisite

1.0pm: Hands employed re-mounting X1 gun, cleaning ship and as requsite

4.0pm: Evening Quarters, Read warrant N° 25

4.15pm: Discharged 1 seaman to Walton Prison

4.30pm: Exercised fire stations. Gave special leave to watch

6.35pm: Read warrant N° 26

9.0pm: Rounds

Number on sick list: 2


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23 May 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.0am: Hands employed as requisite

7.30am: Liberty men returned

8.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship

10.15am: Exercised general fire stations & collision stations

12.40pm: Hands employed preparing ship for sea

1.0pm: Discharged 1 Private RMLI to hospital

2.5pm: Slipped from berth in Huskisson basin & proceeded to Sandon basin. Tugs in attendance “Wellington”, “Collingwood” & “Brocklebank”

2.30pm: Secured alongside SS “Mauretania”

3.43pm: Slipped and proceeded

4.4pm: Entered river; and proceeded to sea, course and speed as required; discharged tugs

4.29pm: Rk Lt abeam

4.45pm: Abandon ship stations and turned out boats

5.23pm: Discharged Pilot

5.35pm: Put clocks back 1 hour, to G.M.T.

5.6pm: Bar Lt V abeam. Exercised action

5.12pm: Streamed patent log

5.15pm: Set Course to N47W, speed [blank space] revs; commenced zigzag type III. Exercised guns crews frequently during watch

8.0pm: D.R. Lat 53 51N, Long 4 24W

9.0pm: Rounds, Chickens Lt bearing N79E, 4.2’, a/c N6W

9.15pm: Chickens Lt abeam

Exercised guns crews & search light crew frequently during watch

11.30pm: Straight course, Exercised sea boat crew

Number on sick list :2


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24 May 1916

From Liverpool to Northern Patrol

Lat 56.00, Long -13.33

0.15am: Mew Island Lt abeam 5.4’

1.30am: Maidens Lt abeam 5.5’

2.30am: Course as requisite throught Rathlin Sound

3.40am: Commenced zigzagging. Exercised guns crews & search light crew frequently during watch

Exercised sea boats crew

4.50am: Obs. Inishtrahull N59W

4.42am: Inishtrahull abeam 1’

4.50am: a/c to N60W

5.55am: Demand & reply; Malin Hd Signal Station

6.0am: a/c to N80W. Type III zigzag 3 pts; exercised guns crews & search light crew frequently during watch

7.0am: Zigzag 2 pts; exercised sea boats crew

8.0am: Lat 55 21N, Long 8 14W: Tory Isl Lt H. S3W

9.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship

11.0am: Exercised Man over board

4.0pm: Evening Quarters; reduced to 48 revs; read warrant N° 27. Zigzag 2 pts

4.30pm: a/c N27W zigzag 2 pts

6.0pm: Zigzag 3 pts

8.0pm: Lat 55 48N, Long 12 03W

9.0pm: Rounds

9.45pm: Position by Stella Lat 56 00N, Long 15 7W

Guns crews & search light crew exercised frequently during watch

Exercised sea boats crew

Number on sick list: 4


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25 May 1916

Northern Patrol

Lat 55.8, Long -15.88

Exercised guns crews & search light crew frequently during watch

Exercised sea boats crew

5.0am: Sighted HMS “Otway” and closed

5.[?]am: Stop; sent boat to HMS “Otway”

5.[?]am: Half speed course S30W zigzag 3 pts. Exercised guns crews frequently during watch

Hands employed cleaning ship

8.0am: Lat 56 15N, Long 15 9W

9.10am: a/c to S84W zigzag 3 pts

10.10am: Exercised towing stations

12.25pm: a/c to N72W, increased to 52 revs to close HMS “Otway”

2.[?]pm: Stopped, to communicate with HMS “Otway”

2.[?]pm: Resumed course & speed zigzag 2 pts. Exercised guns crews frequently during watch

Exercised sea boats

4.0pm: Evening Quarters. Read warrants Nos 28 & 29

6.30pm: a/c to N83E, zigzag 2 pts

7.0pm: Reduced to 42 revs. Zigzag 3 pts. Exercised submarine attack

8.0pm: Lat 56 42N, Long 17 46W

9.0pm: Rounds

Exercised guns crews & search light crew frequently during watch

Exercised sea boats crew

Number on sick list: 2


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26 May 1916

Northern Patrol

Lat 56.1, Long -16.35

0.20am: Zigzag 3 pts

2.30am: Exercised submarine attack

2.45am: Challenged & received reply from HMS “Motagua”

Guns crews exercised frequently during watch. Exercised sea boats crew

4.25am: a/c to S39E. Zigzag 3 pts

5.0am: Zigzag 2 pts

6.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship

8.0am: Lat 56 21N, Long 15 50W

8.10am: a/c to S85W. Reduced to 43 revs, zigzag 3 pts

10.0am: Divisions & Prayers. Sighted HMS “Orotava”

10.[?]am: Stop

10.15am: Dropped target and carried out 1 inch aiming practice.

10.50am: Completed practice: closed & communicated with HMS “Orotava”

11.20am: Speed 45 revs

11.30am: a/c to S85W, zigzag 2 pts.Exercised sea boats crew

0.30pm: a/c to S88W, 2 pts zigzag

2.13pm: Stopped Port engine for repairs

3.[?]pm: Port engine repaired. Speed set to 45 revs

Guns crews exercised frequently during watch

Exercised sea boats crew

5.15pm: Expended 11 rounds of 6 Pdr steel shell in accordance with G.O. 1st May 1916 List E (1). Exercised guns crews frequently during watch

7.30pm: Challenged and received reply from HMS “Montagua”. Guns crews exercised frequently during watch. Exercised sea boats crew

8.0pm: Lat 55 42N, Long 17 44W

9.0pm: Rounds

10.30pm: Position by Stella obs. Lat 55 58N, Long 17 8W

10.52pm: Course and speed as required to close French Barque “Chateau d’If”

11.20pm: Course N82E zigzag 3 pts 45 revs

Number on sick list: 3


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27 May 1916

Northern Patrol

Lat 55.88, Long -16.8

Exercised guns crews & search light crew frequently during watch

Exercised sea boats crew

4.0am: a/c to S54E. Negative zigzag to to intercept Dutch SS “Yildum”

4.32am: a/c to S38W Δ 275 to intercept British SS “Ruthergliss”

5.10am: Stopped engines

5.26am: Boarding Officer left “Teutonic”

6.15am: Boarding Officer returned

6.[?]am: Half speed a/c to N40E, 41 revs, neg. zigzag

7.0am: a/c to S85W increased to 44 revs, 3 pts zigzag

8.0am: Lat 56 22N, Long 15 42W

9.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship

Guns crews exercised frequently during watch

1.0pm: Hands make & mend clothes

Exercised submarine attack

Exercised sea boats crew, zigzag 3 pts

4.55pm: a/c to N45E, 45 revs zigzag 2 pts

5.0pm: Obs Lat 55 37N, Long 18 2W

6.0pm: a/c to N52E zigzag 2 pts, type III

7.10pm: Exercised submarine attack

8.0pm: Lat 56 10N, Long 17 30W, a/c to N68E, zigzag type III, 2 pts

9.0pm: Rounds

10.10pm: a/c to S86E reduced to 41 revs, zigzag 3 pts

Guns crews & search light crew exercised frequently during watch

Exercised sea boats crew

Number on sick list: 3


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28 May 1916

Northern Patrol

Lat 56.6, Long -16.46

Guns crews & search light crew exercised frequently during watch

3.14am: Position by stella obs: Lat 56 48N, Long 15 30W

Exercised sea boats crew

5.54am: a/c to N84W 44 revs, zigzag type III 3 pts

8.0am: Lat 56 49N, Long15 17W

9 0am: Hands employed as requisite

10.20am: Divisions & inspection

11.15am: Divine Service

4.0pm: Evening Quarters, exercised night defence stations. Obs Lat 56 22N, Long 17 38W

Exercised guns crews & search light crew

5.52pm: a/c to N85E 3 pt zigzag. 40 revs

7.30pm: a/c to N61E to intercept steamer “Buffalo”

7.58pm: Stopped. Boarding Officer left ship

8.0pm: Lat 56 25N, Long 17 40W

8.32pm: Boarding Officer returned

8.55pm: Set course S57E 45 revs, zigzag

9.0pm: a/c to S85E, 45 revs. Zigzag type III 2 pts

Exercised guns crews & search light crew frequently during watch

Exercised sea boats crew

12.0pm: 40 revs, zigzag 3 pts

Number on sick list: 4


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29 May 1916

Northern Patrol

Lat 56.55, Long -16.48

Guns crews & search light crew exercised frequently during watch

Exercised sea boats crew

5.55am: a/c to N84W zigzag 3 pts, 42 revs

6.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship

Guns crews & search light crew exercised frequently during watch

8.0am: Lat 56 49N, Long15 22W

9.30am: Hands to physical drill

10.20am: Exercised general quarters, zigzag type III throughout watch. Exercised sea boats crew

1.15pm: a/c to N10W. Negative zigzag

1.26pm: a/c to N45E to intercept Norwegian Steamer “Inland”

2.42pm: Boarding Officer left ship. Engines to order

3.10pm: Sent Armed Guard to SS “Inland” Lieut H.J. Elford RNR in charge. Lat 56 42N, Long 16 46W

3.56pm: Boarding Officer returned. Set Course S45W, speed 46 revs

5.0pm: a/c to N84W zigzag type III 3 pts. Obs Lat 56 33N, Long 16 48W

6.0pm: Straight course

8.0pm: Lat 56 23N, Long 17 35W. Reduced to 40 revs, zigzag type III 3 pts

9.0pm: Rounds

Guns crews & search light crew exercised frequently during watch

11.0pm: Obs Lat 56 34N, Long 16 34W

11.20pm: Reduced to 37 revs. Exercised sea boats crew

Number on sick list: 4


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30 May 1916

Northern Patrol

Lat 56.61, Long -16.33

Guns crews & search light crew exercised frequently during watch

Exercised submarine attack

Exercised sea boats crew

6.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship

8.0am: Lat 56 47N, Long 15 29W

9.30am: Physical drill

10.10am: Divisions & Prayers. Zigzag 3 pts type III

12.0am: Zigzag 2 pts, type III

Guns crews & search light crew exercised frequently during watch

2.0pm: a/c to N62W, zigzag 2 pts. Exercised sea boats crew

4.0pm: Zigzag 3 pts, evening quarters. Exercised night defence stations

5.10pm: a/c to N45W to close sailing vessel

5.35pm: Challenged & received reply from HMS “Victorian”

6.5pm: a/c to N33W to intercept sailing ship. Increased to 50 revs

6.30pm: a/c to S62E. Neg zigzag. Exercised guns crews frequently during watch

8.0pm: Lat 56 24N, Long 17 41W

9.0pm: Rounds

10.0pm: Zigzag 3 pts type III. Exercised guns crews & search light crew frequently during watch

Exercised submarine attack

Exercised sea boats crew

Number on sick list: 2


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31 May 1916

Northern Patrol

Lat 56.6, Long -16.45

Guns crews & search light crew exercised frequently during watch

Exercised sea boats crew. Exercised Man over board & submarine attack. Zigzag 3 pts type III

6.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship. a/c to N84W. Increased to 41 revs

Guns crews & search light crew exercised frequently during watch

Exercised sea boats crew

8.0am: Lat 56 49N, Long 15 17W

9.30am: Physical drill

9.40am: Exercised submarine attack

10.20am: Rifle & Pistol drill

Guns crews & search light crew exercised frequently during watch

Exercised sea boats crew

12.0am: Zigzag type III throughout watch

Guns crews exercised frequently during watch

Exercised sea boats crew

4.0pm: Evening quarters. Exercised night action stations

5.50pm: a/c to S86E. Increased to 43 revs. Zigzag type III 3 pts. Guns crews exercised. Sea boats crew exercised

8.0pm: Lat 56 24N, Long 17 44W. a/c S70E. Zigzag type III 2 pts

8.30pm: Negative zigzag

10.35pm: Demand, Reply HMS “Victorian”

Guns crews & search light crew exercised frequently during watch

Exercised sea boats crew

Number on sick list: 2


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LOGS FOR JUNE 1916


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[ed. note: Whilst at sea Guns crews, Sea boats crew, & Search light crew have been exercised frequently during watch.

Also, exercised Submarine Attack and Night Action Stations]


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1 June 1916

Northern Patrol

Lat 59.3, Long -13.13

Guns crews & search light crew exercised frequently during watch

Exercised sea boats crew

Exercised submarine attack

6.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship

8.0am: Lat 58 38N, Long 13 55W

9.0am: a/c to N51E zigzag 2 pts type III

9.35am: a/c to N15W to intercept sailing vessel

9.45am: Resumed course N51E, zigzag 2 pts

10.20am: Physical drill. Exercised submarine attack. Exercised sea boats crew

Guns crews exercised frequently during watch

Exercised sea boats crew. Zigzag 2 pts

4.0pm: Evening quarters. Exercised night action stations

5.0pm: Reduced to 54 revs. Zigzag 2 pts. Exercised guns crews & sea boats crew

Exercised submarine attack

7.0pm: a/c to N48E zigzag 2 pts. Exercised guns crews & search light

8.0pm: Lat 61 5N, Long 11 10W

9.0pm: Rounds. Exercised submarine attack

11.17pm: a/c to S80W to intercept steamer

11.30pm: a/c to S30W. Exercised sea boats crew

12.0pm: Increased to 60 revs. Straight course

Number on sick list: 3


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2 June 1916

Northern Patrol

Lat 63.08, Long -6.8

Guns crews exercised frequently during watch

Exercised sea boats crew

4.0am: Zigzag type III 2 pts

Exercised submarine attack

6.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship. a/c to S74E zigzag 2 pts

Guns crews exercised frequently during watch

Exercised sea boats crew

8.0am: Lat 63 00N, Long 8 12W

9.10am: Physical drill

11.0am: Position Lat 63 3N, Long 6 38W

11.56am: a/c to S76W zigzag 3 pts

2.0pm: Sighted Myling Hd bearing S9 ½W (Compass)

Guns crews exercised frequently during watch

3.20pm: a/c to S69E. Zigzag type III. Exercised sea boats crew

5.30pm: Kadlur (?) Pt (Mag) 11 miles. Exercised guns crews & sea boats crew

6.0pm: Fuglö Isl NE Pt S30W (Mag) 12 ½ miles

7.40pm: Zigzag 28° type III

8.0pm: Lat 62 32N, Long 5 6W

9.0pm: Rounds

Guns crews & search light crew exercised frequently during watch

Exercised sea boats crew

Type III zigzag 28° throughout watch

Number on sick list: 3


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3 June 1916

Northern Patrol

Lat 61.9, Long -5.63

1.0am: a/c to N34W zigzag 28° throughout watch

Guns crews & search light crew exercised frequently during watch

3.0am: Zigzag 2 pts

Exercised sea boats crew

6.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship

6.5am: a/c to S41W negative zigzag

6.30am: Zigzag 2 pts type III

8.0am: Lat 62 48N, Long 4 55W. a/c to S22E to intercept sailing ship

8.15am: Resumed course S45W

9.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship

Guns crews & search light crew exercised frequently during watch

Exercised sea boats crew

1.0pm: Akraberg Lt S80W (Mag) 29 ½ miles

2.0pm: a/c to S52W zigzag 2 pts

5.9pm: a/c to S84W to close steamer

7.0pm: a/c to S34W zigzag 3 pts. Exercised guns crews & sea boats crew

8.0pm: Lat 60 11N, Long 7 12W

9.0pm: a/c to N59W zigzag 3 pts

Guns crews & search light crew exercised frequently during watch

Exercised sea boats crew

12.0pm: a/c S32W. Increased to 52 revs, zigzag 3 pts

Number on sick list: 3


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4 June 1916

Northern Patrol

Lat 60.06, Long -8.3

Guns crews & search light crew exercised frequently during watch

3.0am: a/c to N59W, 51 revs, zigzag 3 pts

Exercised sea boats crew, 3 pts, 52 revs

Hands employed cleaning ship

Guns crews & search light crew exercised frequently during watch

Exercised sea boats crew

8.0am: Lat 59 32N, Long 9 2W

9.0am: a/c to N33E zigzag 3 pts

0.4pm: a/c to S84E zigzag 2 pts

1.40pm: Negative zigzag to intercept trawler

2.10pm: Zigzag 2 pts

Guns crews exercised frequently

Exercised sea boats crew

6.50pm: Challenged & received reply from HMS “Caroline”

8.0pm: Lat 60 11N, Long 4 44W

9.0pm: Rounds

Guns crews & search light crew exercised frequently during watch

Exercised sea boats crew

Number on sick list: 4


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5 June 1916

Northern Patrol and Busta Voe

Lat 60.36, Long -1.36

0.30am: Obs Foula Isl bearing S50E (compass)

Guns crews exercised frequently

2.0am: Courses as requisite for entering harbour

3.37am: Reduced speed

4.07am: Anchored in 14 ftms

6.30am: Abandon ship stations, turned in boat

7.0am: Hands preparing for coaling

8.0am: Hands employed coaling ship

9.20am: Armed guard returned

1.0pm: Hands employed coaling ship

5.55pm: Ceased coaling for the day

9.0pm: Rounds

Number on sick list: 4


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6 June 1916

Busta Voe

Lat 60.36, Long -1.36

6.30pm: Hands employed coaling ship

1.0pm: Hands employed coaling ship

6.15pm: Completed with coal. Received 1800 tons

7.0pm: Hands employed preparing ship for sea

7.25pm: Abandon ship stations & turned out boats

7.34pm: Engines to stand by. Shortened in cable

7.46pm: Anchor aweigh, Half speed ahead

8.3pm: Slow, passing channel gates

8.20pm: Streamed log, course N30W

8.30pm: Hillwick Ness Lt H N44E

9.0pm: a/c to N28W. Position Lat 60 28N, Long 1 45W: true Course 313°, 15 knots. Guns crews & search light crew exercised frequently during watch

Exercised sea boats crew

Number on sick list: 3


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7 June 1916

From Busta Voe to Northern Patrol

Lat 61.7, Long -7.91

0.30am: a/c to N60W zigzag 2 pts type III

Guns crews & search light crew exercised frequently during watch

Exercised sea boats crew

6.0am: Hands employed as requisite. Guns crews exercised frequently during watch

7.30am: a/c to N70W zigzag 2 pts. Exercised sea boats crew

9.0am: Set course N31W zigzag 2 pts type III. Hands employed cleaning ship

10.0am: Sumbo Lt bearing S76E (True) 16 ¼ miles

5.0pm: a/c to N40E to close trawler

5.14pm: Resumed course Δ 278; Guns crews exercised frequently.

6.0pm: Lat 62 37N, Long 9 18W c/s 319 Δ

8.0pm: Position Lat 62 55N, Long 9 50W

8.5pm: Sighted HMS “Alsatian”

8.38pm: Stopped and sent boat to HMS “Alsatian”

9.9pm: Boat returned

9.12pm: Slow ahead

9.40pm: Set course West 50 revs

10.0pm: a/c to S84W zigzag 3 pts

Guns crews & search light crew exercised frequently during watch

Exercised sea boats crew

12.0pm: Position Lat 62 44N, Long 10 48W

Number on sick list: 6


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8 June 1916

Northern Patrol

Lat 62.51, Long -11.93

Guns crews & search light crew exercised frequently during watch

Exercised sea boats crew; zigzag 3 pts

6.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship a/c to S50W negative zigzag

6.30am: a/c to S50E zigzag 3 pts. Increased to 51 revs.

8.0am: Position Lat 61 58N, Long 12 38W

9.0am: a/c to N32E zigzag 3 pts

10.20am: a/c to N2W negative zigzag

10.30am: Commodore’s Rounds

11.0am: a/c to N32E zigzag 3 pts

Noon: a/c to S56E zigzag 3 pts

1.0pm: a/c to S52E zigzag 3 pts

2.0pm: a/c to N33E zigzag 3 pts

5.30pm: Exercised submarine attack

6.5pm: a/c to S36W zigzag 3 pts

7.0pm: Exercised submarine attack

8.0pm: Lat 60 39N, Long 10 39W

9.0pm: a/c to N56W, reduced to 47 revs, zigzag 2 pts

12.0pm: a/c S39W zigzag 2 pts

Number on sick list: 6


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9 June 1916

Northern Patrol

Lat 62.4, Long -11.88

1.20am: a/c as required to close trawler

1.54am:Stop

2.0am: Resumed course & speed; zigzag 2 pts

Guns crews & search light crew exercised frequently during watch

Exercised sea boats

4.40am: Zigzag 2 pts

6.0am: Hands cleaning ship

6.30am: a/c to S56E zigzag 2 pts

7.0am: Exercised submarine attack. Guns crews exercised frequently. Exercised sea boats

8.0am: Lat 61 58N, Long 12 34W

9.30am: a/c to N50E to intercept trawler

10.31am: Dropped target & carried out 1 inch aiming practice. Course & speed as required

11.0am: Completed practice & recovered target

11.15am: Set course North 46 revs

1.0pm: Zigzag 2 pts

2.0pm: a/c to N50E to intercept sailing vessel

2.34pm: Resumed course S56E, neg. zigzag

3.0pm: Zigzag 3 pts

3.50pm: a/c to N33E neg. zigzag

4.10pm: Zigzag 2 pts

5.7pm: a/c to close sailing ship

8.0pm: Lat 62 37N, Long 10 40W

9.0pm: a/c to S56W zigzag 2 pts

Guns crews & search light crew exercised frequently during watch

Exercised sea boats crew

12.0pm: a/c to S37W zigzag 2 pts

Number on sick list: 5


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10 June 1916

Northern Patrol

Lat 62.56, Long -12.11

Guns crews & search light crew exercised frequently during watch

3.0am: a/c to N54W zigzag 2 pts

Exercised sea boats

6.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship a/c to S55E zigzag 2 pts

8.0am: Lat 62 13N, Long 12 53W

8.35am: a/c to S57E to intercept trawler

9.25am: a/c as required to close trawler

10.38am: Altered course to N75E to intercept trawler

11.10am: Stop Boarding Officer left ship

11.40am: Boarding Officer returned

11.44am: Set course N38E 44 revs

1.10pm: a/c to S56E zigzag 2 pts

3.43pm: a/c to East to intercept steamer

4.20pm: Resumed course N2E, neg. zigzag

4.40pm: a/c to N33E zigzag 2 pts

5.12pm: Stopped & examined trawler

5.19pm: Speed 46 revs course N17E

6.0pm: a/c to S38W, zigzag 2 pts. Exercised Guns crews & sea boats crew

8.0pm: Lat 63 2N, Long 11 16 ½W

9.0pm: a/c to N55W zigzag 2 pts

11.0pm: Lat 63 1N, Long 12 27W

Number on sick list: 5


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11 June 1916

Northern Patrol,

Lat 62.95, Long -12.7

2.56am: a/c N10E to intercept trawler (Cadet N°20)

3.30am: Set course N68W zigzag 2 pts

Guns crews exercised frequently during watch

Exercised sea boats crew

6.5am: a/c to S53E. Exercised submarine attack. Guns crews & search light crew exercised frequently. Exercised sea boats

8.0am: Lat 62 23N, Long 13 15W

8.55am: a/c to N33E to intercept Trawler “Phoebe”

9.35am: Resumed course N33E, 46 revs, zigzag 2 pts

2.30pm: a/c to S33E zigzag 2 pts

5.0pm: Lat 62 20N, Long 12 6W

8.0pm: Lat 61 44N, Long 12 15W

Guns crews & search light crew exercised frequently during watch

Exercised sea boats crew

Zigzag 2 pts throughout watch

Number on sick list: 5


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12 June 1916

Northern Patrol

Lat 60.11, Long -12.96

Guns crews & search light crew exercised frequently during watch

Exercised sea boats crew

4.0am: a/c to S86E 39 revs zigzag 2 pts

6.0am: a/c to N84W zigzag 2 pts, 39 revs, hands employed cleaning ship

8.0am: Lat 60 12N, Long 12 36W

9.20am: Challenged & received reply from HMS “Alsatian”

9.37am: Increased to 56 revs, a/c to S80W and as required to close HMS “Alsatian” and carrying out 6 inch & 1 inch firing

10.14am: Dropped target, action stations

11.15am: Completed practice

11.35pm: Recovered target

0.18pm: Course S50W neg zigzag

Guns crews exercised frequently during watch

Exercised sea boats crew

5.0pm: Position Lat 59 26N, Long 14 20W. Exercised guns crews & sea boats crew

6.0pm: a/c to N84W neg. zigzag

7.40pm: Zigzag 2 pts. Exercised sea boats crew

8.0pm: Lat 59 16N, Long 14 46W

Guns crews & search light crew exercised frequently during watch

Exercised sea boats crew

Number on sick list: 5


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13 June 1916

Northern Patrol

Lat 59.31 Long -13.2

Guns crews & search light crew exercised frequently during watch

Exercised sea boats crew

6.0am: a/c to N84W zigzag 2 pts. Hands employed cleaning ship

8.0am: Lat 59 44N, Long 12 14W

9.56am: a/c to S20W to intercept sailing vessel

10.36am: Exercised Man over board

10.37am: Stopped & engines to order

10.54am: Resumed course & speed

11.15am: Closed Danish sailing Vessel “Irene” flying flag of day

11.40am: a/c to N48W neg zigzag. Exercised guns crews frequently during watch

2.0pm: Zigzag 2 pts

6.26pm: a/c to S86E zigzag 2 pts

Exercised submarine attack

8.0pm: Lat 5916N, Long 14 43W

8.30pm: Reduced to 37 revs. Neg. zigzag

Guns crews & search light crew exercised frequently during watch

Exercised submarine attack

Exercised sea boats crew

Number on sick list: 6


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14 June 1916

Northern Patrol

Lat 54.31, Long -11.78

3.0am: Increased to 39 revs, zigzag 2 pts

6.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship

8.0am: Lat 59 57N, Long 11 00W

8.40am: a/c to N84W. Neg zigzag

11.30am: a/c to N80W. Neg zigzag

5.0pm: a/c to N84W Obs. Position Lat 59 31N, Long 13 32W

8.0pm: Lat 59 17N, Long 14 38W

8.10pm: a/c to S86E Neg zigzag

Number on sick list: 7


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15 June 1916

Northern Patrol

Lat 60.56, Long -10.83

0.46am: Stop engines to order to close SS “Garran Head” from Liverpool to Arkangel with munitions

0.53am: Boarding Officer left

1.10am: Boarding Officer returned

1.15am: Resumed course, speed 39 revs

2.0am: Zigzag 2 pts

2.30am: Negative zigzag, reduced to 36 revs

Challenged & received reply from HMS “Otway”

6.0am: a/c to N83W, increased to 39 revs, zigzag 2 pts. Hands employed cleaning ship

6.30am: a/c to N50E zigzag 2 pts

8.0am: Lat 60 2N, Long 11 35W Co 29° advancing 10 knots

11.35am: Altered course to N85E to intercept trawler

0.34pm: Stop

0.35pm: Boarding Officer left

0.53pm: Boarding Officer returned

0.55pm: Resumed course & speed; zigzag 2 pts

5.0pm: Position Lat 61 11N, Long 10 04W

8.0pm: Lat 61 38N, Long 9 34W

11.18pm: Altered course to S50E to intercept sailing vessel

11.30pm: Boarding Officer left ship

Number on sick list: 7


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16 June 1916

Northern Patrol

Lat 63.21, Long -6.01

0.27am: Boarding Officer returned

0.30am: Set course N40E, 39 revs zigzag 2 pts

5.0am: a/c S88E, zigzag 2 pts, 39 revs

6.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship

8.0am: Lat 62 08N, Long 7 16W

11.0am: a/c to N57W, zigzag 2 pts; increased speed to 40 Revs to close sailing vessel. Course & speed as required

11.54am: Resumed course N60W zigzag 2 pts, 40 revs

2.15pm: Altered course to N10W to intercept steamer, and as required to close

5.0pm: Obs: Lat 63 25N, Long 7 35W; zigzag 2 pts

8.0pm: Lat 63 17N, Long 8 38W a/c to S6W, zigzag 2 pts

Number on sick list: 8


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17 June 1916

Northern Patrol

Lat 61.73, Long -4.56

2.0am: a/c to S25E, zigzag 2 pts

6.0am: Nordhoiry Pt S80W, 8 ½ miles. Hands employed cleaning ship

8.0am: Lat 62 14N, Long 5 36W

2.0pm: a/c to S29E zigzag 2 pts

4.34pm: a/c to N29W, neg zigzag

5.10pm: Zigzag 2 pts

8.0pm: Lat 60 59N, Long 2 43W, increased to 57 revs

9.5pm: Zigzag 3 pts, reduced to 54 revs

9.30pm: Course as required to Swarback Minns

11.35pm: Murbie Stack abeam. Engines to order

11.44pm: Passed through gates

12.0pm: Anchored in N° 1 Berth, Busta Voe

Number on sick list: 9


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18 June 1916

Busta Voe

Lat 60.36, Long -1.36

5.40am: Hands employed preparing for coaling

6.30am: Abandon ship stations & turned in boats

6.45am: Colliers secured alongside

8.0am: Commenced coaling

1.0pm: Hands employed coaling ship

6.0pm: Ceased coaling for the night

9.0pm: Rounds

Number on sick list: 9


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19 June 1916

Busta Voe

Lat 60.36, Long -1.36

6.40am: Hands employed as requisite

7.45am: Hands employed coaling

9.45am: Completed coaling. Hands employed cleaning ship

1.0pm: Hands make & mend clothes. Gave special leave to watch

5.30pm: Liberty men returned

9.0pm: Rounds

Number on sick list: 8


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20 June 1916

From Busta Voe to Northern Patrol

Lat 60.36, Long -1.36

0.15am: HMS “Hildebrand” arrived and anchored

6.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship

7.15am: Chaplain from HMS “Gibraltar” conducted Communion Service

8.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship

10.30am: Exercised abandon ship

1.0pm: Hands make & mend clothes. Gave special leave to watch

4.0pm: Evening Quarters. Liberty men returned

8.0pm: Hands employed hoisting boats and preparing ship for sea

9.30pm: Closed water tight doors. Shorten in cable

9.52pm: Anchor aweigh, engine as required

10.10pm: Passed boom defence

10.11pm: Speed 54 revs

10.15pm: Streamed log

10.18pm: Gillarona Ness abeam

10.30pm: Set Course N31W, zigzag 2 pts

10.37pm: Hillwick Ness N41W 4 miles

Number on sick list: 9


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21 June 1916

Busta Voe to Northern Patrol and at Northern Patrol

Lat 61.46, Long -6.5

3.0am: a/c to N57W zigzag 2 pts

6.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship

8.0am: Lat 6 113N, Long 4 55W

12.05pm: a/c to S25W neg zigzag

1.0pm: a/c to N63W, 50 revs, negative zigzag

8.0pm: Lat 61 10N, Long 10 00W

9.0pm: Stopped engines

9.55pm: Set speed to 37 revs, course N68W, neg zigzag

Number on sick list: 9


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22 June 1916

Northern Patrol

Lat 61.06, Long -13.66

0.26am: Sighted HMS “Alsatian”

0.36am: Stopped

1.20am: Sent boat to HMS “Alsatian”

2.27am: Boat returned

2.29am: Speed 36 revs, course N85W, neg zigzag

6.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship

8.0am: Lat 61 13N, Long 12 59W

9.30am: a/c to S66W, 40 revs, zigzag 2 pts

10.30am: Challenged and received reply from HMS “Changuinola”

12.0am: a/c to N25E to intercept steamer

12.55pm: Increased to 45 revs, neg zigzag

1.22pm: Stop

1.28pm: Boarding Officer left ship; for British SS “Lundy Island”, from Brest to Archangel; Cargo – munitions. Lat 61 20N, Long 15 35W

1.40pm: Boarding officer returned

1.54pm: Speed 40 revs, course N55E, zigzag 2 pts

6.0pm: Obs: Lat 61 55N, Long 12 55W

7.0pm: a/c to N54W zigzag 2 pts

8.0pm: Lat 62 4N, Long 13 8W

10.40pm: a/c to N50E to intercept sailing vessel

11.20pm: Engines to order to close Danish Schooner “Bonavista”

11.44pm: Set course N74W, speed 39 revs

Number on sick list: 5


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23 June 1916

Northern Patrol

Lat 61.16, Long -14.95

4.30am: a/c to S7W, increased to 40 revs, zigzag 2 pts

8.0am: Lat 61 41N, Long 15 4W

10.34am: Dropped target, and carried out 1 inch aiming practice

11.23am: Completed practice & recovered target

11.30am: Set course S7W, speed 40 revs, zigzag 2 pts

1.30pm: a/c to N64E, 40 revs, zigzag 2 pts

4.0pm: Evening quarters, Exercised night defence stations, Read warrant N° 30

5.30pm: Engines to Dead Slow. Swung ship for compass corrections

7.10pm: Completed compass corrections, courses various to close sailing vessel

7.26pm: Stop & to order

7.30pm: Boarding Officer left for Danish Sailing Vessel “Møen”

7.56pm: Boarding Officer returned. Set course N64E, speed 39 revs, zigzag 2 pts

8.0pm: Lat 61 24N, Long 13 45W

11.04pm: Neg zigzag. Reduced to 35 revs

Number on sick list: 5


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24 June 1916

Northern Patrol

Lat 61.98, Long -14.86

3.0am: a/c to N81W, 35 revs, neg zigzag

6.30am: Increased to 39 revs, zigzag 2 pts

8.0am: Lat 62 6N, Long 13 52W

8.10am: a/c to N75E, neg zigzag to intercept trawler

8.40am: Resumed course N81W, zigzag 2 pts

1.0pm: a/c to S7W zigzag 2 pts.

4.30pm: Lat 61 24N, Long 14 45W

5.0pm: a/c to S24E & various to intercept sailing vessel

5.53pm: Resumed course S7W

6.10pm: a/c to N64E zigzag 2 pts

8.0pm: Lat 61 20N, Long 13 56W

Number on sick list: 4


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25 June 1916

Northern Patrol

Lat 61.36, Long -15.00

2.0am: a/c N80W 2 pts zigzag

6.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship

8.0am: Lat 61 50N, Long 14 36W

9.0am: a/c to S33W zigzag 2 pts

2.0pm: a/c to S23W, neg zigzag

4.0pm: Evening quarters, exercised night defence stations. Increased to 39 revs, zigzag 2 pts

7.20pm: a/c to S85E zigzag 2 pts

8.0pm: Lat 60 12N, Long 14 40W

Number on sick list: 3


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26 June 1916

Northern Patrol

Lat 60.46, Long -13.31

0.20am: a/c N30W & various to close trawler

1.31am: Stop

1.35am: Set course S85E, speed 39 revs, neg zigzag

2.0am: a/c to S70E zigzag 2 pts

6.10am: a/c to N85W, neg zigzag

6.40am: Zigzag 2 pts

8.0am: Lat 60 38N, Long 12 16W

6.5pm: a/c to S85E,zigzag 2 pts

8.0pm: Lat 60 12N, Long 14 46W

11.0pm: Pos by stella obs: Lat 60 19N, Long 13 38W

11.30pm: a/c to E, 38 revs, zigzag 2 pts

Number on sick list: 3


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27 June 1916

Northern Patrol

Lat 60.36, Long -12.93

5.55am: a/c to N85W. Increased to 39 revs, zigzag 2 pts

8.0am: Lat 60 39N, Long 12 18W

10.10am: Divisions & Prayers, Read Article of war & Court Martial returns

10.36am: a/c to S20W and various to close trawler

11.50am [ed. note: 10.50am]: Boarding Officer left

11.5am: Boarding Officer returned

11.8am: Course N70W speed 39 revs. Neg zigzag

11.40am: Zigzag 2 pts

11.55am: Challenged & received reply from HMS “Andes”

1.30pm: a/c to S88W to close Danish sailing vessel

1.40pm: Resumed course N70W

3.30pm: a/c to N85W zigzag 2 pts

6.36pm: a/c to S85E neg zigzag

7.0pm: Zigzag 2 pts

8.0pm: Lat 60 12N, Long 14 40W

9.40pm: a/c to S35E to close sailing vessel

9.45pm: Resumed course

Number on sick list: 3


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28 June 1916

Northern Patrol

Lat 61.4, Long -12.66

6.0am: a/c to N85W, 39 revs, 2 pt zigzag. Hands cleaning ship

8.0am: Lat 60 50N, Long 12 6W

11.45am: a/c to N65W. Increased to 55 revs, neg zigzag

3.0pm: a/c to N80W, neg zigzag

8.0pm: Lat 60 48N, Long 16 50W

11.07pm: a/c to S76E, reduced to 40 revs, neg zigzag

Number on sick list: 3


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29 June 1916

Northern Patrol

Lat 60.58, Long -14.43

6.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship

8.0am: Lat 60 46N, Long 15 30W

3.0pm: Lat 60 8N, Long 14 31W

3.30pm: a/c to S50W neg zigzag

6.0pm: a/c to S85E zigzag 2 pts

8.0pm: Lat 59 44N, Long 14 20W

Number on sick list: 3


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30 June 1916

Northern Patrol

Lat 59.95, Long -13.11

0.40am: a/c to S52W & various to close

0.59am: Slow & engines to order

1.0am: Stop

1.05am: Course N73E, neg zigzag, speed 40 revs

2.0am: a/c to S85E, zigzag 2 pts

6.10am: a/c to N85W, neg zigzag. Reduced to 39 revs

6.40am: Zigzag 2 pts

8.0am: Lat 60 10N, Long 11 57W

6.0pm: a/c to S85E. Increased to 40 revs, zigzag 2 pts

8.0pm: Lat 59 44N, Long 14 20W

Number on sick list: 5



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LOGS FOR JULY 1916


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[ed. note: Whilst at sea Guns crews, Sea boats crew, & Search light crew have been exercised frequently during watch.

Also, exercised submarine attack and Night Action Stations]


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1 July 1916

Northern Patrol

Lat 59.96, Long -13.11

5.07am: a/c to N85W. Reduced to 39 revs, zigzag 2 pts

8.0am: Lat 60 10N, Long 11 57W

Hands employed cleaning ship

4.0pm: Lat 59 50N, Long 14 36W

4.30pm: a/c to N25W zigzag 2 pts

5.40pm: a/c to S86E, 40 revs

8.0pm: Lat 59 44N, Long 14 20W

Number on sick list: 8


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2 July 1916

Northern Patrol

Lat 60.41, Long -13.38

5.30am: a/c to N17W, neg zigzag, speed 39 revs

6.50am: Demand, Reply HMS “Almanzora”, course & various to close & communicate with HMS “Almanzora”. Engines to order

8.0am: Lat 60 21N, Long 13 3W

8.08am: Set Speed to 40 revs, course N60W neg zigzag

12.0am: a/c to S48W, neg zigzag

7.0pm: Zigzag 2 pts

8.0pm: Lat 59 27N, Long 13 46W

8.30pm: Obs Lat 59 28N, Long 13 21W

9.30pm: a/c to N, zigzag negative

9.56pm: a/c to S86E, zigzag 2 pts

Number on sick list: 6


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3 July 1916

Northern Patrol

Lat 59.7, Long -12.36

4.54am: a/c to N to intercept trawler

6.0am: a/c to N84W 39 revs zigzag 2 pts, hands employed cleaning ship

8.0am: Lat 59 54N, Long 11 20W

10.32am: Dropped target & carried out 1 inch aiming practice

11.30am: Recovered target

11.33am: Set course N84W, 40 revs, neg zigzag

2.20pm: Negative zigzag

6.30pm: Zigzag 2 pts

8.0pm: Lat 59 28N, Long 13 46W

9.50pm: a/c to S45W 45 revs to intercept steamer

10.05pm: a/c to N70E. Reduced to 40 revs zigzag 2 pts

11.40pm: a/c to S62E to intercept trawler

Number on sick list: 6


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4 July 1916

Northern Patrol

Lat 60.06, Long -12.66

0.19am: Stop

0.24am: Set speed to 40 revs. Trawler proceeded

0.30am: a/c to N66E zigzag 2 pts

2.15am: Demand. Reply HMS “Changuinola”

2.37am: Engines to order to close & communicate with HMS “Changuinola”

2.49am: Resumed course, speed 41 revs

6.45am: a/c to N84W, neg zigzag; reduced to 39 revs

7.0am: Zigzag 2 pts

8.0am: Lat 60 22N, Long 11 40W

1.0pm: a/c to East. Increased to 40 revs, zigzag 2 pts

4.30pm: Obs Lat 60 12N, Long 11 54W

8.0pm: Lat 60 25N, Long 10 47W

9.0pm: a/c to N88E, zigzag 2 pts. Rounds

Number on sick list: 6


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5 July 1916

Northern Patrol

Lat 61.21, Long -5.55

6.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship

8.0am: Lat 61 16N, Long 6 52W

8.30am: Munken Rk N55E, 4 miles, Sydero N1E

5.0pm: Obs Lat 61 6N, Long 3 39W

7.0pm: a/c to S28E, zigzag 2 pts

8.0pm: Lat 60 56N, Long 3 39W, increased to 54 revs

11.25pm: Reduced to 43 revs and to orders for entering harbour

11.07pm: Passed boom defence

1.0pm: Stopped. Arrived at Busta Voe

Number on sick list: 8


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6 July 1916

Busta Voe

Lat 60.36, Long -1.36

0.5am: Let go Starbd Anchor in 15 ftms water

5.30am: Hands employed preparing ship for coaling & as requisite

6.30am: Abandon ship station & turned in boats. Colliers came alongside

8.0am: Hands employed coaling ship

1.0pm: Hands employed coaling ship

5.15pm: Completed with coaling

5.48pm: Colliers left

Number on sick list: 7


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7 July 1916

Busta Voe

Lat 60.36, Long -1.36

6.0am: Hands employed as requisite

8.0am: Hands employed painting ship side

9.30am: Divine Service, conducted by Chaplain of HMS “Gibraltar”

10.10am: Hands employed painting

1.0pm: Gave special leave to watch. Hands make & mend clothes

6.0pm: Liberty men returned

6.30pm: Abandon ship stations & turned out boats

8.0pm: Hands employed preparing ship for sea

9.43pm: Weighed anchor

9.45pm: Proceeded as requisite for leaving harbour

10.5pm: Passed through Gates

10.17pm: Murbie Stacks Lt abeam 4 miles

10.20pm: Shaped course N32W zigzag 2 pts

Number on sick list: 7


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8 July 1916

Northern Patrol

Lat 61.4, Long -7.13

6.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship

6.10am: Neg zigzag a/c to N44W

8.0am: Reduced to 45 revs; Lat 61 16N, Long 5 34W

8.10am: Examined Danish sailing vessel “Botnia”

8.51am: Set course N70W, 50 revs. Hands employed cleaning ship

11.0am: a/c to N48W Muncken Rocks N36W (Mag) 4 ½ miles

4.0pm: Evening Quarters, exercised night defence stations, Read warrant N° 31

6.0pm: a/c to N46W zigzag 2 pts

8.0pm: Lat 62 4N, Long 10 34W

11.0pm: Neg zigzag

Number on sick list: 7


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9 July 1916

Northern Patrol

Lat 61.78, Long -14.16

5.20am: Demand. Reply HMS “Hildebrand”

5.38am: Slow & to order to close & communicated with HMS “Hildebrand”

7.0am: Zigzag 2 pts

8.0am: Lat 62 33N, Long 14 32W

11.0am: Divine Service

3.0pm: a/c to S29W to intercept sailing vessel

3.20pm: Resumed course S7W, zigzag 2 pts

8.0pm: Lat 60 25N, Long 13 5W

8.6pm: Neg zigzag

10.20pm: Communicated with HMS “Otway”

11.40pm: Zigzag 2 pts

Number on sick list: 5


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10 July 1916

From Northern Patrol to Liverpool

Lat 58.45, Long -11.46

4.0am: a/c to S26W zigzag 2 pts

8.0am: Lat 59 12N, Long 11 50W

Hands employed painting and as requisite

1.10pm: Hands employed painting & cleaning ship

3.30pm: Lat 57 50N, Long 11 18W

6.25pm: Passed a spar 20 ft long (new undressed timber)

8.0pm: Lat 56 59N, Long 11 36W

9.0pm: Rounds

Number on sick list: 5


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11 July 1916

From Northern Patrol to Liverpool

Lat 55.3, Long -8.96

2.0am: a/c to S24W, neg zigzag

3.0am: Zigzag 2 pts

6.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship

8.0am: Lat 55 23N, Long 10 54W

8.30am: Hands employed cleaning & painting ship

10.40am: a/c to N65E neg zigzag

11.40am: Zigzag 2 pts

12.0am: a/c to S47E zigzag 2 pts

1.10pm: Tory Island bore S16W. Hands employed as requisite

3.33pm: Inishtrahull Lt abeam 1 ¾ miles

3.40pm: a/c to S56E zigzag 2 pts

5.0pm: Neg zigzag

5.50pm: Rue Pt abeam

6.7pm: a/c to S23E neg zigzag

6.10pm: Tor Pt abeam, 1 mile

6.40pm: Zigzag 2 pts

7.30pm: a/c to S4E zigzag 2 pts

8.00pm: Lat 54 52N, Long 5 34W

8.45pm: Mew Isl bearing S66W (T)

10.0pm: Reduced to 52 revs, neg zigzag

10.30pm: St Johns Pt S66W (T) 19 miles

11.48pm: Chickens Lt S69E

12.0pm: Reduced to 48 revs. Chickens Lt N66E 4 miles

Number on sick list: 5


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12 July 1916

From Northern Patrol to Liverpool and at Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

0.15am: a/c S45E, neg zigzag

3.0am: Zigzag 2 pts, increased to 50 revs

5.0am: Advanced clocks 1 hour

6.2am: Bar LT V abeam

6.25am: Formby Lt V abeam. Pilot joined ship. Set speed to 40 revs and as required for entering harbour, courses various

6.35am: C 1 Bell buoy abeam

7.4am: Rock Lt abeam

7.5am: North Wall light abeam

7.10am: Tugs in attendance “Collingwood”, “Canada”, “Huskisson”

9.0am: Entered Sandon dock

10.30am: Proceeded from Sandon dock to berth at West Wall in Brockleband basin

11.49am: Secured in berth, rung off engines

1.0pm: Paid monthly money

1.30pm: Hands employed transferring ammunition from Forward to After magazine & as requisite

5.0pm: Hands employed docking ship

5.30pm: Entered dry dock

8.30pm: Watch proceeded on long leave

Number on sick list: 5


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13 July 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.0am: Hands employed as requisite

8.30am: Returning stores, chipping funnels & as requisite

2.30pm: 1 Private RMLI joined ship

4.30pm: Exercised fire stations. Gave special leave to watch

9.0pm: Rounds

Number on sick list: 3


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14 July 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.0am: Hands employed as requisite

7.30am: Liberty men returned

8.30am: Discharged 3 seamen ratings & 1 Marine to depot. Hands employed as requisite

1.15pm: Hands employed clearing chain locker, chipping funnels & as requisite

4.30pm: Exercised fire stations. Gave special leave to watch

9.0pm: Rounds

Number on sick list: 1


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15 July 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.0am: Hands employed as requisite

7.30am: Liberty men returned

8.30am: Hands employed clearing chain locker, chipping funnels & as requisite

1.0pm: Make & mend clothes. Gave special leave to watch

4.30pm: Exercised fire stations

6.30pm: 1 Seaman joined ship

9.0pm: Rounds

Number on sick list: 1


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16 July 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.30am: Liberty men returned

8.30am: Landed R.C.s for Service on shore. Hands employed as requisite

10.10am: R.C.s returned

10.35am: Landed Church party

12.0am: Church party returned

1.0pm: Gave special leave to watch

4.30pm: Exercised fire stations

9.0pm: Rounds

Number on sick list: 1


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17 July 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.30am: Liberty men returned

8.30am: Hands employed chipping & painting in various places, and as requisite

3.45pm: Read warrants Nos 32 & 33

Number on sick list:1


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18 July 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.30am: Liberty men returned

8.30am: Hands employed dismounting guns, scraping & painting, and as requisite

1.15pm: Hands employed dismounting guns, scraping and painting & as requisite

6.50pm: Two Private RLMI joined ship from Plymouth Headquarters, RMLI

Number on sick list: 1


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19 July 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.0am: Flooded dock

9.10am: Proceeded out of dry dock; Tugs in attendance “Brunswick”, “Canada”, “Coburg” & “Wallasay”

10.40am: Secured alongside SS “Dominion”, in Huskisson basin. Hands employed as requisite

4.15pm: Proceeded to berth at West Wall, Huskisson basin. Tugs in attendance “Toxteth”, “Coburg” & “Wellington”

4.45pm: Secured to berth at West Wall, Huskisson basin

6.30pm: Two Seamen joined ship

Number on sick list: 1


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20 July 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

8.30am: Hands employed as requisite

Two Seamen joined ship

Two Marines joined ship

1.10pm: Hands employed restoring refrigerator, and as requisite

Number on sick list: 1


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21 July 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

6.0am: Hands employed placing coal lighters

8.30am: Hands employed getting in stores, and as requisite

Number on sick list: 1


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22 July 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

6.0am: Hands employed placing coal lighters

1.0pm: Hands employed shifting ship’s berth, along West Wall Huskisson basin

2.30pm: Secured

2.45pm: Gave special leave to watch, Hands make & mend clothes, Read warrant N° 34


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23 July 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

8.30am: Landed R.C.s for Service on shore. Hands employed as requisite

10.0am: Landed Church party

10.20am: R.C.s returned

12.30pm: Church party returned

Number on sick list: 1


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24 July 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

6.0am: Hands employed placing [ed. note: coal lighters]

8.30am: Hands employed scraping & painting & as requisite

6.0pm: Hands employed placing coal lighters

Number on sick list: 1


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25 July 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

8.30am: Hands employed scraping & painting & as requisite

1.10pm: Hands employed painting, & getting in provisions, stores & as requisite


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26 July 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

8.30am: Hands employed painting, getting in stored & provisions, & as requisite

1.10pm: Hands employed getting in stores & provisions, & as requisite


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27 July 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

8.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship & as requisite


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28 July 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

8.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship & as requisite


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29 July 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

12.30am: Landed fire party to attend fire on shore

1.45am: Fire party returned

7.30am: Liberty men returned. Watch of firemen returned from long leave

8.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship & as requisite


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30 July 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

8.30am: R.C.s landed for Service on shore. Hands employed as requisite

10.0am: Landed Church party. R.C.s returned

12.05pm: Church party returned


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31 July 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

8.30am: Hands employed getting in stores & cleaning ship

6.0pm: 1 Rating (Boy 1st Class) joined ship from RN Depot Devonport


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LOGS FOR AUGUST 1916


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[ed. note: Whilst at sea Guns crews, Sea boats crew, & Search light crew have been exercised frequently during watch.

Also, exercised submarine attack and Night Action Stations]


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1 August 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

8.30am: Hands employed chipping & painting, getting in stores & as requisite

1.1pm: Paid monthly payment

1.40pm: Hands employed getting in stores & as requisite

3.15pm: Shifted berths; tugs in attendance “Coburg”, “Collingwood”, “Huskisson” & “Brunswick”

4.20pm: Secured to berth in Canada dock, discharged tugs

4.50pm: Exercised fire stations. Read warrant N° 36, gave special leave to watch

Number on sick list: 1


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2 August 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

6.0am: Watch employed placing coal lighters

8.30am: Hands employed getting in stores & as requisite

Number on sick list: 2


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3 August 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

8.30am: Hands employed as requisite, re-stowing chain lockers, painting & blacking down aloft

1.10pm: Hands employed, transferring ammunition from Aft, to Forward magazine; getting in stores, and as requisite

4.30pm: Exercised fire stations, Gave leave to watch. Read warrants Nos 38 & 39

6.10pm: 1 AB joined ship from RN Depot Portsmouth

Number on sick list: 2


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4 August 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

8.30pm: Hands employed stowing Fore magazine and as requisite

1.10pm: Hands employed stowing Fore magazine, cleaning ship & as requisite

4.30pm: Exercised fire stations. Read warrants Nos 35 & 37

5.0pm: 11 Ratings joined ship for passage to various ships

Number on sick list: 2


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5 August 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

8.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship

8.45am: Discharged 1 AB to HMS “Eagle”

9.50am: 2 Ratings joined ship from Portsmouth Depot

11.50am: Prepared to shift berths, tugs in attendance “Trafalgar”, “Morpeth”, “Herculaneum”

11.55am: Engines to stand by

12.19pm: Proceeded to berth in Sandon Basin

1.22pm: Secured

2.44pm: Slipped and proceeded to anchorage in River

3.05pm: Entered River

3.23pm: Let go Starbd anchor

3.30pm: Commenced to swing ship for adjustment of compasses

6.35pm: Abandon ship stations & swing out & secured boats

9.45pm: Swung Ship for adjustment of compasses

Number on sick list: 3


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6 August 1916

From Liverpool to Northern Patrol and at Liverpool

Lat 54.18, Long -4.96

4.30am: Swung ship for adjustment of compasses

5.25am: Completed adjustments

5.50am: Shorten in cable

6.14am: Anchor aweigh. Engines to order to proceed out of harbour

6.44am: Rock Light abeam

7.06am: C 1 Bell buoy abeam

7.45am: Put clocks back one hour. Discharged pilot

6.45am: Bar light V abeam. Set course N46W speed 64revs

7.0am: Commenced 2 pt zigzag

7.07am: Stopped Port engine for repair

7.25am: Resumed 64 revs

8.0am: Depth charges set to 80 ft & parachutes removed

8.0am: Lat 53 38N, Long 3 38 ½W

8.40am: Reduced to 40 revs, neg zigzag. Sounded Fog Signals

11.20am: Chickens Lt abeam 1 ½ miles

11.30am: Increased to 64 revs. Zigzag 2 pts

1.30pm: Demand; Reply HMS “Terror”

1.39pm: Skulmartin abeam 3 miles

2.19pm: Mew Isl Lt abeam 3 miles

3.20pm: Maidens Lt H abeam 2 ½ miles

4.37pm: Tor H. abeam ¾ mile

7.13pm: Inishtrahull bearing N13E (T) 1 ¼ miles a/c to N69W

7.30pm: Zigzag 2 pts

8.0pm: Lat 56 20 ½N, Long 7 57 ½W

9.10pm: Tory Isld bearing S39W, Horn Hd S11E

9.15pm: Tory Isld Lt H abeam 8 miles

Number on sick list: 4


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7 August 1916

From Liverpool to Northern Patrol and at Northern Patrol

Lat 57.00, Long -12.31

4.12am: Position by Pole Star Lat 55 28N, Long 11 31W

5.28am: Reduced to 50 revs, a/c to N20E, zigzag 2 pts

6.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship

8.0am: Lat 55 59N, Long 12 08W

9.15am: Neg zigzag. Increased to 60 revs

6.0pm: Demand; Reply HMS “Alsatian”

6.35pm: Slow & to order to close, course & speed various

6.55pm: Sent boat to HMS “Alsatian”

7.05pm: Speed various to keep station with HMS “Alsatian”, courses various

8.0pm: Lat 58 55N, Long 12 57W

9.16pm: Closed HMS “Alsatian”. Engines to order

9.50pm: Boat returned

10.09pm: Set course N58W, speed 50 revs

Number on sick list: 4


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8 August 1916

Northern Patrol

Lat 58.96, Long -13.76

4.0am: Reduced to 46 revs, zigzag 2 pts

6.0am: a/c to S80E, reduced to 40 revs, hands employed cleaning ship

8.0am: Lat 58 47N, Long 15 01W

10.30am: Reduced to 38 revs, neg zigzag

11.30am: Increased to 40 revs, zigzag 2 pts

6.0pm: a/c to N83W, neg zigzag, reduced to 38 revs

8.0pm: Lat 59 08N, Long 12 33W

Number on sick list: 8


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9 August 1916

Northern Patrol

Lat 58.98, Long -13.75

1.30am: Dead slow

1.50am: Increased to 36 revs

8.0am: Lat 58 48N, Long 15 00W

10.20am: Exercised collision stations

8.0pm: Lat 58 59N, Long 13 45W

Number on sick list: 6


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10 August 1916

Northern Patrol

Lat 59.21, Long -12.23

6.0am: a/c to N82W. Hands employed cleaning ship

8.0am: Lat 59 24N, Long 11 14W

1.30pm: Negative zigzag

3.10pm: Zigzag 2 pts

4.0pm: Evening Quarters, Exercised night action stations, Read warrant N° 42

4.30pm: Neg zigzag, reduced to 38 revs

5.10pm: Zigzag 2 pts, exercised guns crews & sea boats crew. Passed large patch of oil

7.04pm: Passed more oil. Lat 58 54N, Long 14 55W

8.0pm: Lat 58 57N, Long 13 47W

Number on sick list: 6


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11 August 1916

Northern Patrol

Lat 59.13, Long -12.45

4.0am: Neg zigzag. Reduced to 36 revs

6.0am: a/c to N82W. Hands employed cleaning ship

8.0am: Lat 59 18N, Long 11 16W

10.0am: Increased to 38 revs, zigzag 2 pts

8.0pm: Lat 59 49N, Long 10 29W

9.40pm: Courses various to close steamer

10.04pm: Closed Danish Steamer “United States”

11.0pm: Steamer proceeded. Resumed course N89E, speed 40 revs

Number on sick list: 9


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12 August 1916

Northern Patrol

Lat 60.11, Long -9.36

3.30am: Zigzag 2 pts

8.0am: Lat 60 22N, Long 8 19W

8.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship

8.0pm: Lat 59 52N, Long 10 27W

9.40pm: Reduced to 38 revs neg zigzag

Number on sick list: 8


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13 August 1916

Northern Patrol

Lat 60.15, Long -9.58

4.20am: Lat by Pole Star 60 33N, Long 7 20W. Current set N72E 16 ½’ Noon 10-8-16

5.10am: a/c to S88W, zigzag 2 pts

8.0am: Lat 59 55N, Long 10 23W, increased to 39 revs

11.15am: Neg zigzag to intercept sailing vessel, course and speed as required to close

11.50am: Closed Danish S Vessel “Proven”

0.13pm: Reduced to Slow, & to order to close

0.20pm: Boarding Officer left ship. Lat 60 08N, Long 9 11W

0.42pm: Boarding Officer returned, sailing vessel proceeded

0.49pm: Set speed to 40 revs, course S88W, neg zigzag

4.18pm: Courses various to intercept steamer

4.41pm: Engines to order to close Norwegian Steamer “Vesla” from Arkangel to Glasgow

4.45pm: Boarding Officer left, Lat 59 55N, Long 10 2W

5.08pm: Boarding Officer returned, set speed to 41 revs, courses various to swing for compass observations

7.0pm: Zigzag 2 pts

8.0pm: Lat 59 55N, Long 10 23W

9.18pm: Position Pole Star & Arcturus: Lat 59 07N, Long 9 54 ¼W

Number on sick list: 9


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14 August 1916

Northern Patrol

Lat 60.13, Long -9.12

5.15am: a/c to S88W zigzag 2 pts

8.0am: Lat 60 24N, Long 7 57W

6.0pm: a/c to N88E zigzag 2 pts

7.46pm: Courses various to intercept steamer

8.0pm: Lat 59 51N, Long 10 32W

8.38pm: Engines to order to close Danish Steamer “Louisiana”

8.40pm: Boarding officer left Lat 59 55N, Long 10 41W

8.55pm: Steamer proceeded; Boarding Officer returned

8.58pm: Set course S88E, speed 38 revs, neg zigzag

Number on sick list: 9


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15 August 1916

Northern Patrol

Lat 60.06, Long -9.1

4.0am: Zigzag 2 pts

6.0am: Neg zigzag. Hands employed cleaning ship

8.0am: Lat 60 24N, Long 7 59 ½W

4.20pm: Zigzag 2 pts

7.30pm: Neg zigzag

8.0pm: Lat 59 45N, Long 10 14W

10.42pm: Position by Pole Star & Arcturus: Lat 60 03N, Long 9 45W

11.0pm: a/c to N49E, neg zigzag

Number on sick list: 8


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16 August 1916

Northern Patrol

Lat 60.11, Long -9.06

7.0am: Zigzag 2 pts, increased to 37 revs

8.0am: Lat 60 29N, Long 7 59W

3.55pm: Courses various to close sailing vessel

4.[?]pm: Slow & to orders to close Norwegian S Vessel “Padang”

5.0pm: Sent Armed guard Mid S Rowlands RNR in charge, Lat 59 37N, Long 10 17W

5.[?]pm: Set course N63W, speed 39 revs, neg zigzag

6.46pm: Long by obs. 10 40W

7.0pm: Zigzag 2 pts, increased to 40 revs

8.0pm: Lat 59 45N, Long 10 16W

Number on sick list: 9


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17 August 1916

Northern Patrol

Lat 60.35, Long -9.13

8.0am: Lat 60 32N, Long 8 05W

11.12am: Closed Norwegian Barque “Catharina”

11.20am: Boarding Officer left: Lat 60 23N, Long 9 04W

11.35am: Boarding Officer returned; vessel proceeded

11.40am: Set course S69W, speed 40 revs, neg zigzag

12.0am: Zigzag 2 pts

1.15pm: Challenge; Reply HMS “Patia”

2.11pm: a/c to S40W to intercept Danish S.V. “Delos”. Engines to order

2.34pm: Boarding Officer left, Lat 60 01N, Long 9 45W

2.44pm: Boarding Officer returned; Vessel proceeded

2.50pm: Set course S73W speed 40 revs

3.0pm: Zigzag 2 pts

4.0pm: Evening quarters. Lost by J Wilson AB, 1 sow wester by accident

6.0pm: Neg zigzag to intercept steamer, increased to 50 revs

7.0pm: a/c to N77E 44 revs, zigzag 2 pts

8.0pm: Lat 59 36N, Long 10 36W

Number on sick list: 9


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18 August 1916

Northern Patrol

Lat 60.03, Long -8.76

4.0am: Zigzag 2 pts, increased to 44 revs

7.0am: Engines to order to close British trawler “Romanoff”

7.06am: Set course S78W 38 revs

8.0am: Lat 60 30N, Long 7 59W

8.20am: a/c to S50E & various to intercept steamer. Engines to order

9.20am: Physical drill; Steamer flying flag of day

12.0am: 42 revs, zigzag 2 pts

1.0pm: Lat by ex Merid 59 59 ½N

4.41pm: a/c to S50E to intercept steamer & various. Engines to order

5.0pm: a/c to S87W, 42 revs, zigzag 2 pts

5.30pm: Layed out target; for converging gun sights, speed and course's as required

7.17pm: Completed gun sight testing; and recovered target

7.40pm: Set course N76E, speed 40 revs, exercised sea boats crew, neg zigzag

8.0pm: Lat 59 38N, Long 10 27W

Number on sick list: 6


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19 August 1916

Northern Patrol

Lat 60.16, Long -8.91

1.0am: Zigzag 2 pts

9.30am: a/c to S45W & various to intercept trawler

10.35am: Passed Barque “Padang” with armed guard on boar

11.0am: Increased to 42 revs, zigzag 2 pts

0.35pm: Course various to intercept sailing vessel

1.30pm: Closed Danish S.V. “Kennedy” with Armed Guard on board

1.45pm: Resumed course S72W, speed 44 revs

4.0pm: Evening quarters, neg zigzag. Reduced to 40 revs

4.30pm: Zigzag 2 pts

5.[?]pm: Swinging ship for deviations of compass

6.50pm: Abandoned swinging for deviations & resumed course N77E, speed 38 revs, zigzag 2 pts

9.0pm: Rounds. Reduced to 36 revs, neg zigzag

Number on sick list: 7


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20 August 1916

Northern Patrol

Lat 60.2, Long -9.18

5.30am: Neg zigzag a/c to N35E & various to intercept trawler

7.0am: Closed steam trawler “Lily” Lat 60 58N, Long 7 43W

7.12am: Set course S63E, speed 46 revs

5.0pm: Reduced to 25 revs, swinging ship for deviations of compass

6.25pm: Completed deviations & set course S77W, speed 38 revs

7.0pm: a/c to N78E zigzag 2 pts

9.22pm: Position by Pole Star Lat 59 51N, Long by Arcturus 9 45W

Number on sick list: 7


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21 August 1916

Northern Patrol

Lat 60.95, Long -6.98

7.40am: Demand, reply HMS “Columbella”

0.12pm: Resumed course N78E, neg zigzag, reduced to 38 revs

0.40pm: a/c to S70E zigzag 2 pts

1.05pm: Observed land N12E

2.0pm: Sydero Isl N16W; Litla Dimun N1W

5.20pm: a/c to S48E & various to intercept steamer

6.0pm: Engines to order for boarding; closed British steamer “Don Diego”

6.10pm: Boarding Officer left Lat 61 02N, Long 4 55W

6.33pm: Boarding Officer returned

6.35pm: Resumed course S70E, speed 48 revs

9.36pm: Lat (Pole Star) 61 00N, Long by Arcturus 3 33W

Number on sick list: 7


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22 August 1916

From Northern Patrol to Busta Voe and at Busta Voe

Lat 60.36, Long -1.36

1.0am: Observed Esha Ness Light S26E

2.28am: Esha Ness abeam 2 ¼ miles

2.46am: Hillwick Ness abeam

3.07am: Murbie Stack abeam

3.10am: Engines to order for entering harbour

3.17am: Passed boom defence

3.28am: Hevden Ness abeam

3.30am: Stop

3.34am: Anchored (N°2 berth) 15 fhms, 60 fhms cable

6.30am: Abandon ship stations & turned in boats & prepared for coaling

7.20am: Collier “Barmour” secured alongside

7.35am: Collier “Excellent” secured alongside

8.0am: Commenced coaling

1.0pm: Hands employed coaling ship

6.0pm: Ceased coaling for the night

Number on sick list: 7


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23 August 1916

Busta Voe

Lat 60.36, Long -1.36

3.30am: HMS “Oraveta” arrived [ed. note: actually HMS “Orvieto” http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM_53-53882/ADM%2053-53882-014_1.jpg]

7.50am: Hands employed coaling ship

1.0pm: Hands employed coaling ship

2.50pm: Completed with coal. Hands employed cleaning ship

9.50pm: HMS “Sprightly” proceeded to sea

10.0pm: HMS “Hildebrand” proceeded to sea

Number on sick list: 9


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24 August 1916

Busta Voe

Lat 60.36, Long -1.36

8.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship

9.30am: Presbyterian Minister held Divine Service on board

5.44pm: Engines to order to swing ship

6.0pm: Abandon ship stations; &turned out boats

8.20pm: Engines to stand by, shorten in cable

8.35pm: Anchor aweigh engines to order for leaving harbour

8.47pm: Hevden Ness abeam

9.08pm: Passed boom defence

9.24pm: Murbie Stacks abeam

10.0pm: Hillwick Ness abeam 4 miles

10.18pm: Esha Ness abeam a/c to N5E

10.40pm: Zigzag 2 pts

Number on sick list: 9


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25 August 1916

From Busta Voe to Northern Patrol

Lat 61.6, Long -6.4

0.35am: a/c to N68W. Reduced to 46 revs, zigzag 2 pts

9.0am: Closed Danish Whaler “Egil”

9.20am: Boarding Officer left, Lat 61 03N, Long 5 28W

9.30am: Boarding officer returned

9.35am: Resumed course & speed

1.40pm: a/c to S80W to intercept Danish Whaler

1.45pm: Engines to order

1.46pm: Resumed course & speed

Number on sick list: 10


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26 August 1916

Northern Patrol

Lat 59.03, Long -13.00

6.0am: a/c to N76W, reduced to 40 revs, Hands employed cleaning ship

6.0pm: a/c to S77E, increased to 40 revs

8.0pm: Neg zigzag

Number on sick list: 10


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27 August 1916

Northern Patrol

Lat 58.96, Long -12.88

3.0am: Zigzag 2 pts, increased to 42 revs

6.0am: a/c to N76W

6.0pm: a/c to S77E

9.0pm: Rounds. Reduced to 36 revs, neg zigzag

Number on sick list: 11


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28 August 1916

Northern Patrol

Lat 59.98, Long -13.15

4.20am: Zigzag 2 pts

4.50am: Increased to 38 revs

6.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship

8.15am: a/c to N70W

11.0am: a/c to N68W

12.0am: Demand; reply HMS “Alsatian” a/c to N49E to close HMS “Alsatian”

12.27pm: Stop; sent boat to HMS “Alsatian”

12.43pm: Speed 50 revs, course North, zigzag 2 pts

1.05pm: a/c to S30W

2.28pm: Closed HMS “Alsatian”. Engines to order

2.45pm: Boat returned

2.55pm: Speed 42 revs, course S66W

5.0pm: a/c to S25W to intercept sailing vessel, Exercised guns crews, Exercised sea boats crew, Read warrant N° 43

6.0pm: Course and speed various to close Danish S.V. “Viking”

6.40pm: Boarding Officer left Lat 58 38N, Long14 46W

7.05pm: Boarding Officer returned

7.12pm: Course N86E

7.35pm: a/c to N30E to intercept steamer

8.0pm: Reduced to 44 revs, a/c to E, neg zigzag

8.48pm: Lat by Pole Star 58 39N, Long by Arcturus 14 15W

Number on sick list: 12


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29 August 1916

Northern Patrol

Lat 58.93, Long -12.63

5.12am: Increased to 42 revs, zigzag 2 pts

6.0am: a/c to N76W, speed 38 revs. Hands employed cleaning ship

9.0am: Neg zigzag

9.54am: Engines to order to close Dutch Steamer “Westerdyk”

9.55am: Boarding Officer left; Lat 59 1N, Long 12 10W

10.15am: Sent Armed guard Sub Lieut Kyle RNR in charge

10.30am: Boarding Officer returned

10.30am: Resumed course, speed 40 revs, zigzag 2 pts

2.15pm: a/c to close sailing vessel & as required

3.12pm: Closed Norwegian Sailing Vessel “Audret”. Armed guard on board

3.27pm: a/c to N89W

3.40pm: Zigzag 2 pts, speed 42 revs

5.07pm: a/c to N30W & various to close sailing vessel

5.46pm: Engines to order to close Danish Sailing Vessel [ed. note: name missing]

5.5pm: Boarding Officer left Lat 58 57N, Long 14 34W

6.5pm: Boarding Officer returned

6.20pm: Speed 37 revs, course S73W, zigzag 2 pts

9.0pm: Rounds, neg zigzag. Reduced to 39 revs

Number on sick list: 13


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30 August 1916

Northern Patrol

Lat 59.18, Long -12.26

4.0am: Zigzag 2 pts, increased to 37 revs

5.10am: Challenge. Reply HMS “Motagua”

5.16am: Neg zigzag

5.50am: Engines to order to communicate

5.49am: Sent boat to HMS “Motagua” for Armed Guard

6.15am: Boat returned

6.20am: Course N76W, speed 39 revs, zigzag 2 pts

9.40am: Obs by Venus: Lat 58 59 ½N, Long 11 48 ½W

10.30am: Courses & speed various to intercept steamer

11.8am: Engines to order to close British Steamer “Maplemore”

11.12am: Boarding Officer left Lat 59 05N, Long 12 11W

11.31am: Boarding Officer returned

11.34am: Course N76W, speed 39 revs

12.0am: Closed HMS “Orvieto”

0.9pm: Engines to order to close. Boat from HMS “Orvieto”

0.23pm: Set speed to 40 revs, course N85W, zigzag 2 pts

4.30pm: Neg zigzag

7.0pm: a/c to S76E, 37 revs, neg zigzag

Number on sick list: 11


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31 August 1916

Northern Patrol

Lat 59.05, Long -12.55

6.0am: a/c to N76W neg zigzag. Hands cleaning ship

8.10am: a/c to N77W

9.50am: Lat by Venus 59 08N

10.25am: a/c to N79W, increased to 40 revs

1.27pm: Courses various to close British SS “Dowlais”. Engines to order; Reported loss of lighter in Lat 58 00N, Long 13 08W

2.48pm: Course N85W, neg zigzag

9.0pm: Rounds, a/c to N73W

11.0pm: a/c to N79W

Number on sick list: 9



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LOGS FOR SEPTEMBER 1916


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[ed. note: Whilst at sea Guns crews, Sea boats crew, & Search light crew have been exercised frequently during watch.

Also, exercised Submarine attack and Night Action Stations]


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1 September 1916

Northern Patrol

Lat 58.38, Long -17.73

6.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship

10.0am: a/c to N76W, neg zigzag, Divisions & prayers

8.0am: a/c to N83E zigzag 2 pts, reduced to 38 revs

Number on sick list: 8


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2 September 1916

Northern Patrol

Lat 59.38, Long -18.25

5.03am: Increased speed to 38 revs, zigzag 2 pts

7.45am: a/c to S45 W & various to intercept British steamer “Edenmore”

8.07am: Engines to order to close

8.32am: Speed 40 revs

1.30pm: a/c to N82W zigzag 2 pts

Exercised submarine attack

6.0pm: a/c to S82E

12.0pm: a/c to S54E, neg zigzag, reduced to 35 revs

Number on sick list: 8


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3 September 1916

Northern Patrol

Lat 58.98, Long -18.26

6.0am: Hands employed as requisite. a/c to N83W increased to 38 revs, zigzag 2 pts

8.56am: Increased to 45 revs, zigzag 3 pts

9.56am: Lat by Venus 59 07N

1.15pm: Lat by Mer Alt 58 50N

1.20pm: Neg zigzag

1.30pm: a/c to S65W to intercept sailing vessel “Margen” flying Flag of day

4.0pm: Evening quarters, exercised night defence stations, zigzag 2 pts

6.0pm: a/c to S83E, 38 revs

9.17pm: Lat by Pole Star 58 18 ½N, Long by Arcturus 18 57 ½W

10.0pm: Neg zigzag

Number on sick list: 8


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4 September 1916

Northern Patrol

Lat 59.00, Long -15.00

2.0am: a/c to N80E

2.40am: Resumed course S85E. Passed Norwegian Barque “Kylemore” Armed guard on board

3.0am: a/c to S79E zigzag 2 pts

5.0am: Zigzag 3 pts

6.0am: a/c to N27E 36 revs; Lat by Pole Star 58 47N, Long by Venus 16 37 ½W

7.25am: Demand; Reply HMS “Patia”

8.0am: Engines to order to close HMS “Patia”

8.12am: Set course S56E, 46 revs

10.0am: Reduced to 46 revs, zigzag 2 pts

0.50pm: Demand; reply HMS “Otway”

1.17pm: Engines in order to close

1.19pm: Sent boat

1.40pm: Boat returned

1.45pm: Set speed to 42 revs, course N64W

3.20pm: a/c to N20W & various to intercept steamer

3.40pm: Resumed course N64W

5.0pm: Passed barque “Kylemore”: Lat 59 00N, Long 15 40W, steering East

9.0pm: Rounds, reduced to 34 revs, neg zigzag

Number on sick list: 7


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5 September 1916

Northern Patrol

Lat 59.1, Long -17.7

0.30am: a/c to S83E, neg zigzag

4.30am: Zigzag 2 pts

10.0am: Lat by Venus 59 07N

10.20am: Dropped target, and carried out 1 inch aiming practice

11.0am: Completed practice and recovered target

11.18am: Speed 40 revs zigzag 2 pts

11.20am: Set course N59W

1.13pm: Lat by Mer Alt 59 07 ½N

6.55pm: a/c to S82E

Number on sick list: 5


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6 September 1916

Northern Patrol

Lat 59.51, Long -17.95

Neg zigzag throughout watch

5.02am: Increased to 47 revs to intercept steamer

5.48am: Engines to order to close Russian Steamer “Tsesarevich Alexei”

6.10am: Boarding Officer left Lat 59 50N, Long 16 20W

6.35am: Boarding Officer returned

6.42am: Set speed to 43 revs, course N83W

7.0am: Zigzag 2 pts

1.12pm: Lat by Mer Alt 59 26N

4.24pm: Neg zigzag to close steamer

4.37pm: Engines to order to board SS “Drammenefiord” Sent Armed guard Lat 59 15N, Long 19 27W; Lieut HF Poustie RNR in charge; Ship proceeded to Kirkwall

5.40pm: Boarding Officer returned

7.0pm: a/c to S83E zigzag 2 pts. Reduced to 37 revs

8.50pm: Lat by Pole Star 59 17N, Long by Arcturus 19 16W

Number on sick list: 6


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7 September 1916

Northern Patrol

Lat 59.25, Long -18.05

1.30am: Neg zigzag. Reduced to 36 revs

6.0am: a/c to S76W zigzag 2 pts. Increased to 47 revs, Hands employed cleaning ship

9.15am: Patent Log fouled & cleared

10.30am: Neg zigzag

4.10pm: Demand, reply HMS “Otway”

4.12pm: Engines to order

4.20pm: a/c to S75W & various

6.30pm: Long by Obs 18 57W

8.30pm: a/c to S82E

8.41pm: Lat by Pole Star 59 47N

Number on sick list: 6


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8 September 1916

Northern Patrol

Lat 59.81, Long -15.2

6.0am: a/c to S31E

10.10am: Reduced to 30 revs, a/c to S3W

2.40pm: Demand; reply HMS “Hilary”

5.40pm: Increased to 30 revs, a/c N75W

7.0pm: a/c to S77E

8.20pm: Position by Stella Obs: Lat 59 16N, Long 14 20W

10.32pm: Altered course to N45E to intercept steamer

11.0pm: Closed American SS “Corning”; Kirkwall to New York

11.10pm: Resumed course S75E

Number on sick list: 8


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9 September 1916

Northern Patrol

Lat 59.55, Long -12.33

4.30am: Altered course to N15E, to intercept Dutch steamer

5.0am: Resumed course S75E zigzag 2 pts

6.0am: a/c to N54W

8.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship

9.48am: Lat by Venus 59 48 ½N

10.10am: Sighted HMS “Andes”

11.40am: Stop. Sent boat to HMS “Andes”

0.10pm: Boat returned

0.14pm: Set speed to 44 revs, course N56W

0.26pm: Increased to 45 revs, zigzag 2 pts

4.0pm: Evening quarters, Exercised night defence stations, Read warrant N° 44

6.30pm: Neg zigzag

7.0pm: a/c to S74E zigzag 2 pts

8.0pm: a/c to S70E neg zigzag

11.0pm: Zigzag 2 pts

12.0pm: Neg zigzag. Reduced to 35 revs

Number on sick list: 8


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10 September 1916

Northern Patrol

Lat 59.86, Long -12.55

5.20am: Demand; reply HMS “Virginia”

5.38am: Stop; sent boat to HMS “Virginian”

6.04am: Boat returned

6.06am: Set course & speed as required to close HMS “Andes”

7.08am: Set course N58W

7.20am: Zigzag 2 pts

4.0pm: Evening Quarters, neg zigzag

7.0pm: Zigzag 2 pts

8.0pm: Neg zigzag. Reduced to 36 revs

Number on sick list: 8


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11 September 1916

Northern Patrol

Lay 60.76, Long -10.8

Zigzag 2 pts throughout watch

4.0am: a/c to N25E zigzag 2 pts

7.15am: a/c to N40W to intercept sailing vessel

8.01am: Slow

8.02am: Stop; closed Danish Sailing Vessel “Gerdor” allowed to proceed

8.10am: Resumed course 25°E, 38 revs

8.18am: a/c to S86E, 38 revs, zigzag 2 pts

9.0am: Starbs engine stopped for repairs. Port engine increased to 48 revs

9.55am: Starbd engine repaired, speed set to 38 revs

0.30pm: Neg zigzag

4.0pm: Zigzag 2 pts. Evening quarters

5.0pm: Neg zigzag. Reduced to 35 revs

8.25pm: Slow

8.26pm: Stop and to order to close Trawler

8.38pm: Resumed course, Trawler proceeded

11.0pm: Zigzag 2 pts

Number on sick list: 8


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12 September 1916

From Northern Patrol to Busta Voe

Lat 60.93, Long -7.1

3.0am: a/c to S81E zigzag 2 pts

8.0am: a/c to S69E zigzag 2 pts

10.30am: Hands employed preparing ship for coaling. a/c to S78E

8.0pm: Reduced to 34 revs, neg zigzag

8.30pm: Lat by Pole Star 60 58N, Long by Arcturus 4 27W

9.0pm: Rounds, increased to 36 revs, zigzag 2 pts

9.30pm: Reduced to 35 revs, neg zigzag

Number on sick list: 5


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13 September 1916

Busta Voe

Lat 60.36, Long -1.36

0.30am: a/c to S31E, neg zigzag, increased to 54 revs

2.35am: Esha Ness bearing S60W

2.40am: a/c to S50E, neg zigzag

3.36am: Esha Ness Lt abeam 4 ½ miles

3.55am: Hillwick Lt abeam 4 ½ miles

4.0am: Hauled in P. log, course & speed as required for entering harbour

4.18am: Murbie Stack Lt abeam

4.30am: Passed boom defence

4.43am: Hevden Ness abeam

4.48am: Stop

4.50am: Let go Port anchor, 90 ftms cable. Berth N° 2

6.45am: HMS “Cochrane” entered harbour & anchored

8.5am: Collier “Hebburn” arrived & secured alongside

8.30am: Collier “St Gothard” arrived & secured alongside

9.5am: Commenced coaling

1.0pm: Hands employed coaling ship

6.0pm: Ceased coaling

Number on sick list: 6


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14 September 1916

Busta Voe

Lat 60.36, Long -1.36

5.0am: HMS “Motagua” arrived and anchored

7.48am: Hands employed coaling ship

1.0pm: Hands employed coaling ship

7.3pm: Completed with coal

7.40pm: HMS “Cochrane” and “Duke of Cornwall” proceeded to sea

Number on sick list: 7


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15 September 1916

From Busta Voe to Northern Patrol and at Busta Voe

Lat 60.36, Long -1.36

4.30am: HMS “Achilles” and “Royal Scott"”arrived and anchored

6.0am: Hands employed as requisite, colliers left

8.0am: Holy Communion Service

8.45am: TBD N° D61 arrived

8.57am: TBD N° D41 proceeded to sea

Hands employed cleaning ship

4.30pm: Abandon stations, turned out boats, prepared ship for sea

5.30pm: Armed guard joined ship for passage to HMS “Glouchestershire”

7.15pm: Engines to stand by

7.41pm: Anchor aweigh, course & speed ae required for leaving harbour

7.56pm: Heveden Ness abeam

8.08pm: Passed boom defence, set speed to 60 revs

8.15pm: Murbie Stack Lt abeam, streamed Patent log. Set course N30W, zigzag 2 pts

8.37pm: Hillswick Ness N73W

8.35pm: Esha Ness N10E, Hillswick Ness N73E

8.53pm: Esha Ness abeam 3 miles a/c to N28W

Number on sick list: 7


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16 September 1916

From Busta Voe to Northern Patrol

Lat 62.73, Long -6.7

6.25am: Passed Swedish Steamer “Hertha” flying flag of day

9.49am: Cross bearings of Enniberg N83W, Bisfen S77W, Svinö S58W

11.0am: Fuglö bearing S7W, Myling S69W, Enniberg S37W. Lat 62 38N, Long 6 25W

Zigzag 2 pts throughout watch

5.0pm: Neg zigzag

5.59pm: Altered course to N42W and various to close HMS “Andes”. Engines to order

6.53pm: Stop. Discharged armed guards to HMS “Andes”

8.50pm: Boat returned

7.54pm: Set speed 44 revs, course S64W

9.40pm: a/c to S63W. Increased to 46 revs, zigzag 2 pts

Number on sick list: 7


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17 September 1916

Northern Patrol

Lat 60.11, Long -12.38

Zigzag throughout

6.55am: Altered course to N80W; and various to intercept Britsh Steamer “Cromarty”

7.16am: Stop & to order

7.20am: Boarding Officer left; Lat 61 33N Long 11 27W

7.50am: Boarding Officer returned

7.55am: Set course S63W, speed 46 revs

8.15am: a/c to S20W & various to intercept steamer

8.30am: Slow and to order to close and signal British Steamer “Horsa” from Penarth to Archangel

8.37am: Stop & to order

9.04am: Set course S63W speed 46 revs

0.20pm: Increased to 50 revs, neg zigzag

5.29pm: Slow, a/c to N30W. Reduced to 25 revs, neg zigzag

8.40pm: Stella obs: Lat 60 10N, Long 13 57W

Number on sick list: 7


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18 September 1916

Northern Patrol

Lat 59.6, Long -14.63

3.0am: a/c to S32W. Increased to 44 revs

5.50am: Position by Aldebaran S, Venus E & Jupiter W: Lat 59 52N, Long 15 00W

6.35am: Speed 43 revs, neg zigzag

8.38am: Sighted HMS “Alsatian”

8.58am: Increased to 50 revs and to order to close HMS “Alsatian”

10.10am: Divisions & Prayers. Read articles of war

10.30am: Hands employed as requisite. Lat by Venus 59 24 ½N, Long by Sun 14 46W

Neg zigzag throughout

5.29pm: Stop to pick up boat from HMS “Alsatian”

5.39pm: Boat left; discharged 1 Marine Officer to HMS “Alsatian”

5.56pm: Speed 40 revs, Course East

Neg zigzag thorughout

Number on sick list: 7


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19 September 1916

Northern Patrol

Lat 60.91, Long -9.76

3.08am: Speed 39 revs, neg zigzag throughout

4.0am: Zigzag 2 pts

7.30am: a/c to N68E & various to intercept trawler

8.02am: Stop and to order to close British Trawler “Electric”

8.05am: Boarding Officer left lat 60 50N Long 10 26W

8.28am: Boarding officer returned

8.31am: Speed 46 revs, course N701E, neg zigzag

9.46am: Course N20E to communicate with steamer

10.0am: Zigzag 2 pts. Position by simultaneous Alt of Sun and Moon: Lat 60 56N, Long 10 10W

Zigzag 2 pts throughout

9.0pm: Rounds. Speed 38 revs, zigzag 2pts

Number on sick list: 3


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20 September 1916

Northern Patrol

Lat 60.65, Long -8.88

1.30am: Zigzag 2 pts, speed 38 revs

6.10am: a/c to S45W, neg zigzag to intercept steamer

6.40am: Slow

6.43am: Stop and to order to close Danish Steamer “Mjolner”

6.52am: Boarding Officer left; Lat 61 03N Long 7 40W

7.5am: Boarding Officer returned

7.10am: Course S80W Speed 40 revs

9.48am: Lat by Venus 60 44N, Long by Sun 8 36W

10.0am: Altered course to N55W and various to intercept trawlers

10.25am: Slow

10.27am: Stop & to order

10.30am: Boarding Officer left: Lat 60 48N, Long 8 44W

10.55am: Boarding Officer returned

11.01am: Speed 40 Revs, course S45W and various to board Trawlers

11.20am: Slow

11.30am: Boarding Officer left: Lat 60 44N, Long 8 47W

11.05am: Boarding Officer returned

11.54am: Speed 40 revs, course S80W

6.48pm: Speed 38 revs, zigzag 2 pts

8.0pm: Reduced to 36 revs, neg zigzag

Number on sick list: 5


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21 September 1916

Northern Patrol

Lat 60.51, Long -9.36

2.30am: Zigzag 2 pts

6.0am: a/c to S78W zigzag 2 pts

3.0pm: Reduced to 39 revs, zigzag throughout

6.0pm: a/c to N79E Reduced to 38 revs, zigzag 2 pts

8.0pm: Neg zigzag, reduced to 36 revs

Number on sick list: 5


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22 September 1916

Northern Patrol

Lat 60.51, Long -9.23

Negative zigzag throughout

4.32am: Increased to 38 revs, zigzag 2 pts

2.05pm: Reduced to 38 revs, neg zigzag

4.0pm: Evening quarters. Exercised night defence stations. Fog lifted, zigzag 2 pts

4.25pm: Thick fog, neg zigzag

6.0pm: Turned to S, SE & E for adjustment of Wheel House compass

6.11pm: Slow

6.16pm: Course S83E Challenged HMS “Avenger”

7.01pm: Reduced to 36 revs, neg zigzag

10.10pm: a/c to S78W, neg zigzag

10.30pm: Burnt Oil Navigation Lights

Number on sick list: 5


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23 September 1916

Northern Patrol

Lat 59.03, Long -12.96

Neg zigzag throughout

4.30am: Zigzag 3 pts

5.45pm: Demand; Reply HMS “Avenger”

6.0am: Sighted Norwegian Steamer “Christianafjord”. Hands employed cleaning ship

9.30am: Reduced to 32 revs. Hands employed cleaning ship, neg zigzag

10.07am: Increased to 36 revs zigzag 3 pts

2.1pm: a/c to W to intercept steamer

2.55pm: Stop and to order; Boarding Officer left ship Lat 58 54N, Long 13 44W: British Steamer “Cadmus”

3.15pm: Boarding Officer returned

3.25pm: Course N82W zigzag 3 pts

6.0pm: Turned to N, S & E, to adjust Poop compass

6.15pm: Zigzag 2 pts

8.0pm: Reduced to 36 revs, neg zigzag

Number on sick list: 5


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24 September 1916

Northern Patrol

Lat 59.16, Long -11.43

Neg zigzag throughout

5.0am: Zigzag 2 pts, increased to 38 revs

5.36am: Position Lat 59 17N, Long 11 00W

6.0am: Neg zigzag to close steamer

6.43am: Stop & to order

6.49am: Boarding Officer left; Lat 59 19N, Long 10 33W: British Steamer “Roanoke”

7.10am: Boarding Officer returned

7.14am: Speed 38 revs

7.16am: a/c to S10W & various to close sailing vessel. Neg zigzag

8.05am: a/c to W & various to intercept steamer

8.29am: Stop and to order; Boarding Officer left; Lat 59 14N, Long 10 53W: Danish Steamer “Arkansas”

8.45am: Sent Armed guard (Sub Lieut J Ritchie RNR in command)

9.05am: Boarding Officer returned; course & speed as required to close Danish Sailing Vessel “Danmark”

9.37am: Stop; Boarding Officer left: Lat 59 14 ½N, Long 10 47W

9.55am: Boarding Officer returned

9.58am: Course N80W, 42 revs

3.0pm: Neg zigzag

4.10pm: Stop & to order

4.17pm: Boarding Officer left Danish Schooner [ed note: Lat --, Long --]

4.32pm: Boarding Officer returned

4.40pm: Speed 40 revs course N80W & various to close Danish Schooner

5.42pm: Speed 42 revs, course S80W. Exercised guns crews & search light crew. Neg zigzag throughout

Number on sick list: 5


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25 September 1916

Northern Patrol

Lat 59.06, Long -12.45

5.30am: Zigzag 2 pts

Hands employed cleaning ship

11.0am: Hands employed as requisite. Exercised sea boats crew. Zigzag throughout

12.20pm: Lat by Ex Meridian 59 07N

Zigzag throughout

5.55pm: a/c to SW, S & SE & E to obtain Azymuths

6.10pm: a/c to S81E zigzag 2 pts

8.0pm: Neg zigzag

Number on sick list: 5


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26 September 1916

Northern Patrol

Lat 59.2, Long -12.41

Neg zigzag throughout

6.0am: a/c to N81W zigzag 2 pts

12.0am: a/c to S19W, 54 revs, zigzag 2pts

Left patrol

5.0pm: a/c to S23W, neg zigzag

5.12pm: Slow and as required

6.03pm: Set speed to 52 revs, neg zigzag

Number on sick list: 5


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27 September 1916

From Northern Patrol to Liverpool

Lat 55.36, Long -9.2

Neg zigzag throughout

5.15pm: a/c to S68E Neg zigzag

6.0am: Zigzag 2 pts, hands employed cleaning ship

12.0am: a/c to S68E zigzag 2 pts

2.0pm: Neg zigzag

2.30pm: Tory Island and Bloody Foreland in transit S36W 6 miles

3.15pm: Limeburner Rk buoy abeam S56E, 4 miles

3.38pm: Fanad Point bearing South

4.11pm: Malin Head abeam 1 ½ miles; c/o various South of Inishtrahull

4.39pm: Inishtrahull Lt abeam 1 mile a/c to S57E

6.34pm: Sheep Island bearing S8E, Bengore Head S87W

6.41pm: Western end of Rathlin Island abeam

6.55pm: Rue Pt abm ¾ mile

7.0pm: Fair Hd abeam 1 mile

7.0pm: Reduced to 54 revs, Altacarry Hd N24E, Mull Cantyre S75E

8.25pm: Maidens abm 4 ½ miles a/c to S7E

8.30pm: Black Hd on 4 Pts

8.5pm: Black Hd abeam 5 ½ miles

9.7pm: Mew Island on 4 Pts

9.29pm: Mew Island abeam 6 miles

Number on sick list: 5


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28 September 1916

From Northern Patrol to Liverpool and at Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

0.42am: Chickens abm 2 ½ miles

1.19am: LangNess abeam

5.11am: Slow and to order for enterting harbour

5.18am: Bar Light Ship abeam. Put all clocks ahead 1 hour to summer time

6.44am: Passed dredger “Bransker”

6.48am: Embarked Pilot (Mr Ankers)

6.52am: Formby Lt V. abeam

7.05am: Slowed down to pass dredger “Coronation”

7.07am: C1 bell buoy abeam

7.17am: C4 Red buoy abeam

7.24am: C8 Black buoy abeam

7.39am: Rk Lt abeam

7.54am: Anchored

11.20am: Engines to stand by. Shortened in cable

11.44am: Anchor aweigh. Engines to order, proceeded in Sandon basin

Tugs in attendance: “Nelson”, “Trafalgar”

12.20pm: Entered Sandon basin

1.41pm: Engines to stand by

1.44pm: Engines to order. Proceeded to Huskisson basin

2.0pm: Secured to berth at West wall, Huskisson dock. Discharged tugs. Paid monthly money

5.10pm: Watch proceeded on long leave; Discharged 1 Engineer Officer to Hospital. Gave special leave to part of watch

Number on sick list: 1


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29 September 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.30am: Liberty men returned

Hands employed as requisite and getting out ammunition

4.30pm: Exercised fire station. Gave leave to watch


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30 September 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4,Long -3.0

7.30am: Liberty men returned

Hands employed as requisite

1.0pm: Make & mend clothes. Gave special leave to watch


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LOGS FOR OCTOBER 1916


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[ed. note: Whilst at sea Guns crews, Sea boats crew, & Search light crew have been exercised frequently during watch.

Also, exercised Submarine attack and Night Action Stations]


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1 October 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

Put clock back 1 hour

4.50am: Discharged 1 Rating to Plymouth Depot

8.20am: Landed R.C.s for Divine Service on shore

10.0am: Sent Church party

R.C.s returned

11.0am: Church party returned

1.0pm: Gave special leave to watch

Number on sick list: 1


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2 October 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

8.0am: Working party to Alexandra dock remainder hands employed clearing provision room

8.30am: Discharged 2 ABs to Devonport Depot, 1 Cooks Mate to Portsmouth Depot

11.55am: Working party returned

1.10pm: Working party to Alexandra dock, remainder employed clearing down aloft, and painting fore peak

3.50pm: Working party returned

Number on sick list: 2


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3 October 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

8.0am: Hands employed painting mast & funnels.Working party to Alexandra dock

11.30am: Working party returned

1.0pm: Read warrants Nos 45; 46; 47; and 48

1.10pm: Discharged 3 prisoners to Walton Prison

Hands employed painting mast & funnels. Working party to Alexandra dock

Number on sick list: 2


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4 October 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

8.0am: Hands employed painting. Working party to Alexandra dock scraping & painting shell

11.55am: Working party returned

7.30pm: 1 Shipwright and 3 Cook Ratings joined from Portsmouth Depot

Number on sick list: 2


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5 October 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

8.0am: 1 Butcher joined from Portsmouth Depot

8.15am: Hands employed chipping & painting

8.20am: Armed guard returned. Working party to Alexandra dock

11.55am: Working party returned

1.10pm: Hands employed chipping & painting. Working party to Alexandra dock

3.30pm: Working party returned

6.0pm: 4 Ratings joined from Devonport Depot

Number on sick list: 1


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6 October 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

8.0am: Hands employed as requisite. Working party to Alexandra dock

11.45am: Working party returned

1.10pm: Hands employed chipping & painting. Working party to Alexandra dock

3.55pm: Working party returned

Number on sick list: 0


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7 October 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.30am: Liberty men returned. Watch returned from long leave

8.0am: Gave long leave to watch. Hands employed as requisite

1.0pm: Hands make & mend. Gave special leave to watch

Number on sick list: 2


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8 October 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

8.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship & as requisite

8.30am: Landed R.C.s for Divine Service on shore

10.20am: Landed Church party

11.0am: R.C.s returned

12.15pm: Church party returned

Number on sick list: 2


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9 October 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

8.0am: Discharged 1 Ships Corporal and 1 seaman to Devonport Depot. Hands employed painting ship’s side & funnels. Working party to Alexandra dock

11.55am: Working party returned

Number on sick list: 2


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10 October 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.0am: Liberty men returned

8.0am: Hands employed as requisite

Number on sick list:2


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11 October 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

8.0am: Hands employed as requisite

10.30am: 1 Sub Lieut and 1 Midshipman joined ship

1.10pm: Hands employed as requisite. Body of the late Fireman, J Bishop, recovered from Basin

Number on sick list: 2


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12 October 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

6.0am: Hands employed placing coal lighters

1.10pm: Hands employed as requisite

Number on sick list: 2


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13 October 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

6.30am: Hands employed placing coal lighters

8.0am: Hands employed stowing shell room, getting in stores and as requisite

Number on sick list: 2


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14 October 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

8.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship & as requisite

9.15am: 1 Armourers Crew, and 2 Seamen joined ship

Number on sick list: 2


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15 October 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.30am: Watch returned from long leave

8.0am: Hands employed as requisite

Landed R.C.s party for Divine service on shore

10.10am: R.C.s party returned

Landed Church party for Service on shore

12.15pm: Church party returned

Number on sick list: 4


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16 October 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

8.0am: Hands employed as requisite. Working party to Alexandra dock

11.0am: Held enquiry, into the drowning of Fireman J Bishop

1.10pm: Hands employed getting in stores, chipping & scraping, & as requisite

Number on sick list: 4


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17 October 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53 4, Long -3.0

5.0am: Hands employed as requisite, getting in stores. Working party to Alexandra dock

11.30am: Working party returned

1.10am: Hands employed as requisite, getting in stores

4.30pm: Watch employed placing coal lighters

Number on sick list: 4


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18 October 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

8.0am: Hands employed as requisite, getting in stores

10.0am: Discharged 1 Wireless operator to HMS “Andes”

1.10pm: Hands empoyed getting in stores and ammunition

11.30pm: Absentee brought on board by Police

Number on sick list: 3


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19 October 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

8.0am: Hands employed getting in stores and as requisite

Correction on barometer reading from Bilston Observatory +.01

1.10pm: Hands employed getting in stores & as requisite. Read warrant N° 50

3.0pm: 2 Ratings joined ship from Devonport Depot

Number on sick list: 3


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20 October 1916

From Liverpool to Northern Patrol and at Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

8.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship

9.0am: 2 Seamen ratings joined ship from Devonport Depot

Error on barometer from Bilston Obs +04

11.0am: 1 Stoker joined ship from HMS “Eagle”

1.15pm: Watch employed transferring shells from foremost; to after shell Room

1.50pm: Eleven rating joined ship from HMS “Eagle”

1.55pm: Read Warrant N° 51 and discharged prisoner to Walton Prison

2.33pm: Engines to stand by & to order, proceeded to berth in sandon Basin, tugs in attendance “Coburg”, & “Collingwood”

3.20pm: Secured to berth alongside SS “India” (?)

5.12pm: Engines to stand by, and to order to proceed into river. Tugs in attendance “Coburg”, “Brunswick” & “Collingwood”

5.48pm: Entered river, discharged tugs; and proceeded our of harbour. Course & speed as required

6.10pm: Rk Lt abm

6.31pm: C8 Bell buoy abeam a/c to N9W

6.50pm: C1 Bell buoy abeam

7.04pm: Formby Lt V abeam

7.50pm: Discharged pilot, Bar Lt V N19E

7.57pm: Bar Lt V abeam, 1 ½ miles. Set course N46W, speed 60 revs

11.17pm: Langness Lt abm bearing N44E, 6 miles

11.40pm: Chickens Lt abeam N44E 1 ½ miles, a/c to N8W. Reduced to 54 revs

12.0pm: Zigzag 2 pts

Number on sick list: 6


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21 October 1916

From Liverpool to Northern Patrol

Lat 55.43, Long -8.36

2.0am: Skulmartin Lt bearing N70W. S Rock Lt bearing S40W

3.30am: Black head bearing N60W, Mew island S85W, Black Head (Scotland) N60E

4.03am: Maidens bearing N67W (standard Co), Black Head (Ireland) S39W

4.17am: Maidens abeam a/c to N26W zigzag 2 pts

5.8am: Mull of Cantyre Lt bearing N14 ½ E

5.35am: Neg zigzag

5.45am: Cross bearing (Altacarry N35W, Mull of Cantyre N50E)

6.26am: Rue Pt abeam 7 miles

6.30am: Zigzag 2 pts, a/c to N56W. Hands employed cleaning ship

8.30am: Neg zigzag

8.50am: Inishtrahull abeam 1.3 miles a/c to N69W. Hands employed cleaning ship

9.7am: Malin Hd abeam 2 miles

9.10am: Zigzag 3 pts

9.28am: Stop Port engine for repairs, increased to 65 revs on Starboard engine

9.33am: Speed set to 60 revs, both engnes

10.27am: Obs Tory Isl S71W

11.0am: Tory island bearing S45W. Hands employed restowing fore magazine

11.40am: Tory Isl Lt abeam 7.5 miles

3 pts zigzag

3.30pm: a/c to N20E

6.0pm: a/c to N48W

Number on sick list: 3


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22 October 1916

From Liverpool to Northen Patrol

Lat 57.38, Long -16.76

6.0am: Zigzag 3 pts

Hands employed cleaning ship

9.27am: Lat by Venus 57 06N

10.30am: a/c to N34W zigzag 2 pts

0.12pm: Demand. Reply HMS “Victorian”

0.35pm: Courses various to close and communicate with HMS “Victorian”, neg zigzag

1.17pm: Engines slow & to order

1.28pm: Boat left ship

1.56pm: Boat returned

1.59pm: Speed 52 revs,course N50E, neg zigzag to to intercept steamer; afterwards boarded by HMS “Columbella”

Zigzag 2 pts throughout

6.15pm: Speed 54 Revs to intercept steamer

6.18pm: Position by Obs: Lat 58 15N, Long 16 25 ½W

8.0pm: Zigzag 2 pts

Number on sick list: 5


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23 October 1916

Northern Patrol

Lat 59.46, Long -16.66

6.0am: a/c to N78W zigzag 2 pts

7.01am: Position by Pole Star & Jupiter: Lat 59 48N, Long 14 57W

2 pt zigzag throughout

5.30pm: Neg zigzag

6.0pm: a/c to S78E

6.20pm: 40 revs, neg zigzag

Number on sick list: 8


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24 October 1916

Northern Patrol

Lat 59.48, Long -16.5

6.10am: 42 revs, Neg zigzag. Hands employed cleaning ship

7.30am: Zigzag 2 pts

11.35am: Lat by Venus 59.32N

4.0pm: Evening quarters.exercised night defence stations; 2 pts zigzag throughout

6.30pm: Neg zigzag

6.42pm: Position by Stella obs: Lat 59 14N, Long 18 41W

11.10pm: a/c to S57E neg zigzag

Number on sick list: 7


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25 October 1916

Northern Patrol

Lat 59.36, Long -16.55

Neg zigzag thourghout

6.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship

7.30am: Speed 42 revs, zigzag 2 pts

0.10pm: a/c to N73W. Zigzag 2 pts

3.0pm: Neg zigzag

6.30pm: a/c to S79E, speed 36 revs, neg zigzag

Number on sick list: 5


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26 October 1916

Northern Patrol

Lat 59.45, Long -16.6

6.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship

7.0am: Speed 38 revs, zigzag 2 pts

9.12am: Port Engine stopped for repairs. Starboard engine increased to 48 revs

10.07am: Speed set to 38 revs

10.30am: Read Articles of War and Court Martial returns

11.15am: Neg zigzag

6.0pm: Speed 40 revs, neg zigzag

6.20pm: Lat by Pole Star and Altair: 59 20N, Long by Arcturus and Andromedae: 17 36W

Number on sick list: 4


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27 October 1916

Northern Patrol

Lat 59.83, Long -17.01

6.0am: a/c to N78W, speed 38 revs, zigzag 2 pts. Hands employed cleaning ship

7.0am: Lat by Pole Star & Saturn: 59 36 ½N, Long by Arcturus & Aldebaran: 15 28 ½W

7.30am: Speed 40 revs. Telescope Small damaged by accident Bosuns Stores

10.30am: Exercised general quarters. Course various to intercept steamer

11.30am: Close British Steamer “Oswego”; Engines to order

11.50am: Boarding Officer left

0.20pm: Boarding Officer returned; ship proceeded

0.50pm: a/c to S to intercept steamer

1.17pm: Altered course to SSW and various to close American SS “Healdton”

1.55pm: Engines to order

2.8pm: Boarding Officer left

2.27pm: Boarding Officers returned; ship proceeded

2.30pm: Set course N85W, speed 42 revs, zigzag 2 pts

6.16pm: Lat by Polarus & Altair: 59 23N; Long by Arcturus & Andromeda: 18 08W

7.30pm: Speed 39 revs, zigzag 2 pts

Number on sick list: 4


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28 October 1916

Northern Patrol

Lat 59.38, Long -16.91

5.0am: Neg zigzag. Speed 37 revs

7.0am: Zigzag 2 pts

7.24am: Demand, Reply HMS “Ebro”

7.38am: Stop & to order

7.48am: Sent boat to HMS “Ebro”

8.10am: Boat returned

8.10am: Set course N63W, speed 44 revs, zigzag 2 pts

12.0am: a/c to N76W, speed 40 revs, zigzag 2 pts

6.0pm: a/c to S79E

6.05pm: Speed 39 revs, zigzag 2 pts

6.18pm: Lat by Polaris & Altair: 59 12N, Long by Arcturus & Andromeda: 18 42W

Number on sick list: 5


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29 October 1916

Northern Patrol

Lat 59.36, Long -16.48

7.30am: Courses various to intercept steamer

8.22am: Stop. Hailed British SS “Birchgrove”, engines to order

8.35am: Set course S78W, speed 50 revs, zigzag 2 pts

Cautioned Sub Lieut W.G. Willmott RNVR for neglect of duty as Coding Officer of Middle watch 29th Oct 1916 in failing to report an important W/T message [ed. note: entry signed by Officer]

1.45pm: a/c to S70W, zigzag 2 pts

3.45pm: Demand; reply HMS “Ebro”

4.27pm: Stop and to order; sent boat to HMS “Ebro”

4.50pm: Boat returned

4.55pm: Set course N76W

6.08pm: Position by Stella obs: Lat 58 43N, Long 18 19W

Number on sick list: 4



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30 October 1916

Northern Patrol

Lat 59.00, Long -17 75

7.35am: Lat by Saturn & Pole 59 15N, Long by Venus 16 42W

10.24am: Dropped target and carried out 1 inch aiming practice, course & speed as required

11.10am: Completed 1 inch practice and recovered target

11.18am: Speed 38 revs, course N87W

2.0pm: Swung ship for deviation of compass, course & speed as requisite

3.15pm: Resumed course and speed, zigzag 2 pts

6.0pm: a/c to S88E, zigzag 2 pts

6.15pm: Lat by Altair & Polaris 58 39N, Long by Arcturus 18 56W

Number on sick list: 5


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31 October 1916

Northern Patrol

Lat 59.08, Long -17.15

6.0am: a/c to N87W zigzag 2 pts. Hands employed cleaning ship

1.22pm: Position by Obs Lat 58 59N, Long 17 35W

1.50pm: a/c to SWbyW to intercept steamer

2.17pm: Stop and to order to close American Schooner “Norseman”

2.48pm: Boarding Officer left (Lat 58 53N, Long 17 48W) with armed guard; Midshipman Brashay [?] RNR in charge

2.57pm: Boat returned

3.02pm: Speed 41 revs, course N80W zigzag 2 pts

4.0pm: Evening quarters, exercised night defence stations, Read warrant N° 53

6.0pm: a/c to S88E, Speed 39 revs, zigzag 2 pts

Number on sick list: 4


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LOGS FOR NOVEMBER 1916


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[ed. note: Hugh F Davill signs November 1916 log as Navigating Officer

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[ed. note: Whilst at sea Guns crews, Sea boats crew, & Search light crew have been exercised frequently during watch.

Also, exercised Submarine attack and Night Action Stations]


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1 November 1916

Northern Patrol

Lat 59.18, Long -16.9

6.40am: a/c to N57W to intercept steamer “Westgate”

6.50am: Resumed course N87W

7.0am: Speed 39 revs, zigzag 2 pts

12.40pm: Demand, Repy HMS “Ebro”

1.56pm: Stop & to order

2.0pm: Boat alongside

2.02pm: Boat left

2.02pm: Speed 45 revs, course N65W, zigzag 2 pts

6.03pm: Position by Polairs & Altair: 59 10N, Long by Arcturus: 19 05W

6.50pm: a/c to S87E zigzag 2 pts

9.58pm: Speed 48 revs, zigzag 2 pts

10.0pm: a/c to S68E

Number on sick list: 4


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2 November 1916

Northern Patrol

Lat 59.11, Long -16.71

Zigzag 2 pts throughout

6.0am: a/c to N81W zigzag 2 pts

Hands employed cleaning ship

9.30am: Challenge; Reply HMS “Alsatian”

9.55am: Lat by Venus 59 23 ¼N

10.08am: a/c to South & various courses to close and keep station on HMS “Alsatian”

11.14am: Stop. Commodore went to HMS “Alsatian”

11.18am: Lat 59 09N, Long 16 35W

11.22am: Course and speed as required to keep station

0.30pm: a/c to N85W, speed 48 revs, zigzag 2 pts

1.55pm: Closed HMS “Alsatian”

2.04pm: Engines to order

2.22pm: Commodore returned

2.30pm: Set speed to 44 revs, course N85W, zigzag 2 pts

6.0pm: Lat by Pole Star & Altair: 58 43 ½N, Long by Arcturus: 18 39W

8.30pm: Zigzag 2 pts, speed 39 revs

9.28pm: Speed 50 revs, zigzag 3 pts

12.0pm: a/c to N87W zigzag 3 pts

Number on sick list: 5


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3 November 1916

Northern Patrol

Lat 58 55, Long -19.21

2.0am: a/c to S88E zigzag 2 pts

6.0am: a/c to N87W zigzag 3 pts

9.55am: Altered course to SW to intercept Danish Sailing Vessel “Triton”

10.30am: Stop and as required; Boarding Officer left; Lat 58 36N, Long 19 00W

11.10am: Sent Armed Guard Midshipman S Rowlands RNR in charge

11.30am: Boarding Officer returned

11.26am: Set speed to 45 revs, course N85W, zigzag 2 pts

a/c to N84W zigzag 3 pts

6.15pm: a/c to S87E zigzag 3 pts; Lat by Pole Star & Altair: 58 05 ½N, Long by Jupiter & Arcturus: 21 23 ½W

8.0pm: Zigzag 2 pts

10.10pm: Zigzag 3 pts

Number on sick list: 4


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4 November 1916

Northern Patrol

Lat 59.00, Long -17.63

3 pts zigzag throughout

4.45am: Neg zigzag

Neg zigzag throughout

0.15pm: Passed "Danish" Barque “Kylemore” steering SW

12.0pm: a/c to S88E Neg zigzag throughout

Number on sick list: 3


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5 November 1916

Northern Patrol

Lat 58.56, Long -19.25

6.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship

10.24am: Lat by Venus 58 40N, Long by Sun 18 45W

Neg zigzag throughout

4.30pm: Speed 40 revs, zigzag 2 pts

6.0pm: a/c to N77E, speed 42 revs, neg zigzag

6.08pm: Stella Obs: Lat 58 09N, Long 21 00 ½W

7.10pm: Speed 46 revs, zigzag 2 pts

12.0pm: Neg zigzag, speed 48 revs

Number on sick list: 5


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6 November 1916

Northern Patrol

Lat 59.53, Long -17.66

6.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship

0.45pm: Altered course to NNE to close HMS “Otway”

5.0pm: Neg zigzag

Number on sick list: 3


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7 November 1916

Northern Patrol

Lat 60.56, Long -14.25

6.0am: Hands employed as requisite

4.0pm: Evening quarters. Exercised night defence stations

Number on sick list: 3


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8 November 1916

Northern Patrol

Lat 60.9, Long -8.0

7.0am: Zigzag 2 pts

11.50am: a/c to N60E zigzag 2 pts. From Sounding obtained D.R. position in error a/c to N60E to make Sydero Island

1.55pm: Made Sumbo Hd N36E; a/c to S65E

2.0pm: a/c to South; Sumbo & Munken Rks in transit N29E (mag). Zigzag 2 pts

7.0pm: Neg zigzag

9.0pm: Zigzag 2 pts

10.15pm: Zigzag 3 pts

Number on sick list: 2


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9 November 1916

Northern Patrol to Busta Voe and at Busta Voe

Lat 60.38, Long -1.35

3.0am: a/c to S35E zigzag 3 pts

4.15am: Sighted Esha Ness bearing S15E

4.30am: a/c to S8E zigzag 3 pts

5.25am: Muckle Ossa S67E, Esha Ness S15W

6.08am: Hillswick abeam distance 3.5 miles

6.16am: Hillswick N41E, Murbie Stack S34E. Engines to order for entering harbour

6.30am: Murbie Stack abeam, a/c as required for entering harbour

6.50am: Heveden Ness abeam

6.22am: Stop

6.57am: Let go Starborad anchor in 13 ftms, 60 ftms cable

8.10am: Collier secured alongside, Starboard

9.45am: Collier secured alongside , Port. Hands employed coaling ship; Prize Crew returned

1.0pm: Hands employed coaling ship

2.0pm: Diver from HMS “Gibraltar” examining Rudder

Number on sick list: 3


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10 November 1916

Busta Voe

Lat 60.38, Long -1.35

6.45am: HMS “Ebro” arrived

7.30am: Hands employed coaling ship

5.30pm: Completed with coal

Number on sick list: 4


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11 November 1916

Busta Voe

Lat 60.37, Long -1.35

8.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship

4.0pm: Evening quarters. HMS “Duke of Clarence” sailed

4.15pm: Abandon ship stations & turned out boats, and prepared for sea

4.49pm: Engines to stand by, shorten cable

5.05pm: Anchor aweigh. Engines to order to proceed out of harbour

5.15pm: Heveden Ness abeam. Courses as required

5.41pm: Passed boom defence

5.52pm: Murbie Stack Lt abeam

5.56pm: Course N37W, streamed patent log

6.32pm: Esha Ness abeam 4 miles, zigzag 2 pts throughout

Number on sick list: 4


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12 November 1916

From Busta Voe to Northern Patrol

Lat 60.85, Long -7.85

2.10am: Neg zigzag

5.30am: Zigzag 2 pts

6.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship

7.22am: Lat by Polaris 61 00N, Long by Capella & Venus 6 05W

10.0am: Neg zigzag a/c to N80W to intercept British Trawler “St Denis”

10.54am: Speed as required to close Trawler (Green clearance) allowed to proceed

2.48pm: Closed and examined Grimsby Steam Trawler “St Bernard” engines to order. Lat 60 48N, Long 8 48W

3.0pm: Resumed course N74W, speed 42 revs

5.30pm: a/c to N73W zigzag 2 pts throughout

10.0pm: a/c to S84W zigzag 2 pts

2 Pts zigzag throughout

Number on sick list: 3


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13 November 1916

Northern Patrol

Lat 60.16, Long -12.0

1.0am: a/c to N85E zigzag 2 pts

Zigzag 2 pts throughout

4.30pm: Altered course to close and communicate with HMS “Otway”

4.56pm: Stop

5.3pm: Boat left

5.20pm: Boat returned. Lat [ed. note. Space left blank] N, Long [ed. note: Space left blank] W

5.0pm: Set course S17E

5.33pm: Speed 48 revs, neg zigzag

10.30pm: Zigzag 2 pts

Number on sick list: 6


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14 November 1916

Northern Patrol

Lat 58.35, Long -11.55

0.5am: Neg zigzag

0.10am: Speed 45 revs. Thick Fog

0.30am: Fog lifted, resumed zigzag, speed 47 revs

6.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship

7.15am: Lat by Pole Star 57 33N, Long by Arcturus 11 18W. Demand; Reply HMS “Hilary”

7.20am: Speed 44 revs and to order to close

7.35am: a/c to N67W, neg zigzag

8.10am: Stop

8.20am: Boat alongside from HMS “Hilary”

8.26am: Boat left

8.29am: Speed 48 revs, zigzag 2 pts

1.50pm: Demand; Reply HMS “Victorian”

2.49pm: Course and speed as required to carry out Rate of Change Exercises

3.13pm: Completed exercise and closed HMS “Victorian”

3.20pm: Stop; sent boat to HMS “Victorian”

3.50pm: Boat returned

3.50pm: Speed 58 revs. Course N63W, zigzag 2 pts

3.55pm: Demand; Repy HMS “Orvieto”

4.20pm: Stop; Sent boat to HMS “Orvieto”

4.46pm: Boat returned

6.15pm: Speed 40 revs, zigzag 2 pts

8.30pm: Zigzag 3 pts

11.0pm: a/c to N68E zigzag 2 pts

Number on sick list: 6


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15 November 1916

Northern Patrol

Lat 60.01, Long -11.5

Zigzag 2 pts throughout

5.0am: a/c to SW to intercept steamer

5.40am: Closed SS “Brefond” (Flying flag of day) resumed course N68E

Zigzag 2 pts throughout

9.48am: Engines to order to carry out 6 inch gun practice

9.52am: Dropped target

10.10am: Commenced pratice

11.10am: Completed 6 inch gun practice; and recovered target

11.50am: a/c to West, arrived at Rendez-vous and circled round

1.0pm: a/c to S83E neg zigzag

2.45pm: Demand; Reply HMS “Otway”

2.50pm: Demand, Reply HMS “Gloucestershire”

2.55pm: Engines to order

2.56pm: Stop

3.10pm: HMS “Otway” boat alongside

3.20pm: Sent boat to HMS “Gloucestershire”

3.44pm: Boat returned

4.0pm: Zigzag 2 pts

8.15pm: Zigzag 3 pts

Number on sick list: 4


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16 November 1916

Northern Patrol

Lat 60.93, Long -11.95

1.0am: Zigzag 2 pts

6.0am: a/c to N85W, zigzag 2 pts

11.30am: Neg zigzag

0.40pm: a/c to N87W, zigzag 2 pts

4.0pm: Neg zigzag

Number on sick list: 5


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17 November 1916

Northern Patrol

Lat 60.26, Long -14.1

6.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship. Neg zigzag throughout

3.10pm: Streamed patent log

6.30pm: a/c to S82E, speed 36 revs, neg zigzag

Number on sick list: 6


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18 November 1916

Northern Patrol

Lat 59.98, Long -15.91

4.55am: Position by Stella obs Lat 60 07N, Long 12 30W

10.0am: Hands employed preparing to take ship in tow. Neg zigzag throughout

0.51pm: Mer Atl Sun 59 20N

2.47pm: Long by obs 16 41W

4.0pm: Evening quarters, a/c to North and as requisite, engines to order to close steamer

4.05pm: Stop

4.20pm: Sent Armed Guard to Norwegian SS “Kongsfos” Sub Lieut J Lunnon RNR in charge; Lat 59 40N, Long 17 37W

4.50pm: Boat returned

5.25pm: Obs Altair, Arcturus & Pole: Lat 59 42N, Long 17 25W

6.48pm: Altered course to West and various to close SS “San Tirso”

7.26pm: Stop

7.33pm: Sent boat with Doctor and 1st Lieut

8.50pm: Boat returned

9.01pm: Speed 30 revs, courses various, circling round SS "San Tirso"

Number on sick list: 5


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19 November 1916

Northern Patrol

Lat 59.78, Long -18.61

Circling round SS “San Tirso”

8.04am: Sent working party to SS “San Tirso”

8.07am: Speed 30 revs, circling round

0.27pm: Engines to order, to pass towing haswers to SS “San Tirso”; Hands employed taking ship in tow

3.15pm: Hawsers made fast for towing

3.30pm: Boat returned with working party

3.36pm: Dead slow ahead

3.50pm: Slip of towing gear carried away

4.5pm: Hands employed replacing towing gear

4.50pm: Sent working party to SS “San Tirso”

7.03pm: Lat by Pole Star 59 47N, Long by Jupiter & Vega 18 50W

7.40pm: Stopped operations for night

7.50pm: Working party returned; and relieved

8.0pm: Sent working party

8.19pm: Lat by Moon 59 49N, Long by Capella & Venus 19 01W

8.38pm: Boat returned

10.55pm: Speed 30 revs and as requires circling round SS ”San Tirso”

Number on sick list: 5


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20 November 1916

Northern Patrol

Lat 59.81, Long -19.15

Circling round SS “San Tirso”

8.21am: Stop

8.29am: Sent working party to SS “San Tirso”, Hands employed preparing towing gear and as required

12.0am: Secured towing hawser

1.50pm: Working party returned from SS “San Tirso”

1.55pm: Engines to order set course S21E

5.24pm: Lat by Polaris & Altair 59 37N, Long by Arcturus 18 41W

Number on sick list: 4


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21 November 1916

Northern Patrol

Lat 58.58, Long -16.46

6.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship

8.10am: Dead slow

8.19am: Stop. Hands employed as requisite, preparing to cast off tow

8.55am: Cast off tow

9.09am: Speed 38 revs

9.17am: Sighted HMS “Alsatian”

9.25am: a/c to N2E to close

10.0am: Stop and to order, sent boat to HMS “Alsatian” with Commodore

10.13am: Speed 50 revs, course South

10.38am: Speed 44 revs. Courses various circling around “San Torso”

11.57am: Closed HMS “Alsatian”

12.28pm: Commodore returned

1.10pm: Hands employed preparing to take SS “San Tirso” in tow

2.45pm: Connected tow rope

3.0pm: Tow windlass carried away. Engines to order

3.30pm: Sent working party to SS “San Tirso”

5.25pm: Position by stella obs: Lat 58 34N, Long 16 20W

5.56pm: Replaced tow rope; Engines to order

7.0pm: Set course S19E. Streamed patent log

Number on sick list: 4


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22 November 1916

Northern Patrol

Lat 58.43, Long -15.48

1.05am: Towing cable parted; Engines to order circling around SS “San Tirso”. Hands employed recovering cable

3.30am: Signalled Tug “Sarah Jolliffe”. Engines to order circling round SS “San Tirso”

8.0am: Long by Vega 15 33W

8.20am: Sent working party to SS “San Tirso” Engines as required to maintain position

11.40am: Working party returned: standing by SS “San Tirso”

0.32pm: Lat by Ex Merid 58 24N

1.42pm: Set speed to 40 revs, course S54W, escorting SS “San Tirso” with Tug “Sarah Jolliffe” in tow

1.55pm: Speed 35 revs & various to keep position

3.16pm: Position by stella obs: Lat 58 13N, Long 15 36W

4.15pm: Speed 38 revs and as required to keep position

9.45pm: Tug tow rope’s carried away; circled rounds

11.05pm: Speed 25 revs, hove to, course N85W

Number on sick list: 5


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23 November 1916

Northern Patrol

Lat 58.25, Long -15.3

Circling round SS “San Tirso”

1.0pm: Stopped; and to order to maintain position. Thick Fog

2.0pm: Circling round

Circling round

Number on sick list: 7


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24 November 1916

Northern Patrol

Lat 57.9, Long –16.03

Circling round. Course & speed various

8.04am: Position by obs Pole, Venus, Vega, Betelgeuse: 57 54 ½N, 16 06W

11.2am: Speed 32 revs, dismounted Port 6pdr gun for repairs

0.50pm: Lat by Mer Alt 57 54N

2.5pm: Stop and to order to close Norwegian Steamer “Eldrid”: Lat 57 53N, Long 16 02W

3.17pm: Sent Armed guard Lieut JF Poustie [ed note: or HF Poustie, see Sptember 6th 1916] RNR in charge

3.50pm: Boat returned

3.15pm: Speed 30 revs, course West

5.05pm: a/c to N67W and various circling round SS “San Tirso”

5.15pm: Position by stella obs: Lat 57 54N, Long 16 06W

7.25pm: Demand Reply HMS “Robert Smith”

8.22pm: Speed 51 revs. Neg zigzag

Number on sick list: 7


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25 November 1916

Northern Patrol

Lat 59.08, Long -9.33

5.30am: a/c to S89E. Neg zigzag

7.30am: Zigzag 2 pts

8.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship

11.40am: Demand, Reply HMS “Andes”

0.25pm: Demand, Reply HMS “Patuca”

4.38pm: Position by Stella obs 59 32 ½N, 7 24 ½W

5.30pm: a/c to N76E neg zigzag

Number on sick list: 7


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26 November 1916

From Northern Patrol to Busta Voe and at Busta Voe

Lat 60.36, Long -1.36

4.50am: Esha Ness bore S34E

5.05am: Speed 50 revs, zigzag 2 pts; a/c to S40E circled round

6.30am: Resumed course, zigzag 2 pts

6.55am: Esha Ness abeam 2 miles, set course S20E

7.18am: Hillswick Lt abeam 4 miles, neg zigzag. Destroyer “Locust” in attendance

7.35am: Murbie Stack Lt H abeam, course & speed as requsite to enter harbour

7.46am: Passed boom defence

7.56am: Hevden Ness abeam

8.02am: Stop

8.04am: Let go Port anchor 13 ½ fathoms of water, 60 ftms cable, N° 1 berth. Depth charges at safe

8.[?]am: Colliers secured alongside

9.0am: Commenced coaling

1.0pm: Hands employed coaling ship

5.30pm: Veered cable to 75 ftms

6.45pm: Completed with coal, received 1050 tons

Number on sick list: 9


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27 November 1916

Busta Voe

Lat 60.36, Long -1.36

7.0am: Hands employed as requisite

7.30am: Colliers left

8.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship

Number on sick list: 9


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28 November 1916

Busta Voe

Lat 60.36, Long -1.36

8.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship & as requisite

10.50am: HM TBD “Oracle” arrived

2.15pm: Anchor bearings Burgastoo S65 ½W, Busta FS N81W, Stone N34W

Number on sick list: 7


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29 November 1916

From Busta Voe to Northern Patrol and at Busta Voe

Lat 60.36, Long -1.36

Cautioned Acting Lieutenant William Pearce RNR for neglect of duty when Officer of the morning watch on 29th November 1916 (signed William Pearce Lieut RNR)

12.35pm: Armed guards for HMS “Andes” & HMS “Changuinola” joined ship

3.53pm: Engines to stand by. Shorten in cable

4.18pm: Anchor aweigh. Course and speed as required to proceed out of harbour

4.32pm: Hevden Ness abeam

4.45pm: Passed boom defence

4.54pm: Murbie Stack Lt abeam. Set Course N32W, streamed Patent log

5.15pm: Hillswick Lt abeam N59E 4 miles

5.20pm: Speed 56 revs, zigzag 2 pts

5.34pm: Esha Ness N50E, Hillswick S83E

5.56pm: Hillswick S59E, Esha Ness S75E

9.15pm: a/c to N78W, speed 54 revs neg zigzag

9.16pm: Lat by Polaris 61 00 ½N

11.15pm: Signalled Dutch Steamer “Billiton” bound for Falmouth

Number on sick list: 6


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30 November 1916

From Busta Voe to Northern Patrol

Lat 60.6, Long -9.58

9.0am: Threw over board 56 cartridges Q.F. 6 inch filled cordite 13 ¼ lbs; in accordance with GO 1st November 1916; List E, and Admiralty wire 27.11.16

10.0am: Speed 55 revs, Lat by Venus 60 38 ½N

2.0pm: Speed 48 revs, zigzag 2 pts

2.50pm: Speed 40 revs. Demand; Reply HMS “Alsatian”

3.50pm: Course & speed as required to close boat

4.0pm: Boat alongside; discharged Armed guard to HMS “Alsatian”

4.10pm: Boat left

4.37pm: Long by Jupiter 10 35W, zigzag 2 pts

9.0pm: a/c to N77E Neg zigzag

9.30pm: Zigzag 2 pts

Number on sick list: 5


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LOGS FOR DECEMBER 1916


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Hugh F David Commander RNR signs December 1916 as Navigating Officer

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[ed. note: Whilst at sea Guns crews, Sea boats crew, & Search light crew have been exercised frequently during watch.

Also, exercised submarine attack and Night Action Stations]


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1 December 1916

Northern Patrol

Lat 62.03, Long -11.45

8.0am: Zigzag 2 pts

9.35am: Neg zigzag

0.50pm: Lat by obs 59 59N

1.0pm: Speed 44 revs, zigzag 2 pts

4.05pm: Neg zigzag

5.10pm: Lat by Altair & Pole: 59 40N, Long by Jupiter & Capella: 12 23W

7.35pm: Speed 35 revs, zigzag 2 pts


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2 December 1916

Northern Patrol

Lat 59.93, Long -11.0

0.30am: Neg zigzag to close and signal Dutch Steamer “Gamma”; allowed to proceed: Lat 59 39 ½N, Long 11 30W

8.0am: Stellar obs: [Lat] 60 16N, Long 10 46W

Speed 42 revs, zigzag 2 pts

10.30am: Course as required to intercept Norwegian Sailing Ship “Maica”

11.15am: Fired 6 pdr blank

11.40am: Sent Armed guard Midshipman J Mills RNR in charge. Demand; Reply HMS “Avenger”

12.0am: Boat returned (Lat 59 56N, Long 11 00W)

0.10pm: a/c N89W speed 46 revs, zigzag 2 pts

0.31pm: Lat by Meridian Alt 59 55N

3.5pm: Course as required to intercept steamer

3.45pm: Signalled British SS “Strombust”; allowed to proceed

4.50pm: a/c S63W, speed 40 revs. Zigzag 2pts. Position by Stellar obs: [Lat] 59 54N, [Long] 12 25 ½W

7.40pm: a/c to N78E speed 38 revs, zigzag 2 pts throughout


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3 December 1916

Northern Patrol

Lat 60.2, Long -11.88

6.05am: Speed 42 revs, zigzag 2 pts

8.35am: a/c to N75W, zigzag 2 pts

0.30pm: a/c to N65W. Lat by Ex Mer Sun 60 00N

Zigzag 2 pts throughout watch

5.0pm: a/c to N83W, zigzag 2 pts

Zigzag throughout

9.40pm: Position by obs Moon, Jupiter & Pole: 59 47N, 14 52W

Zigzag 2 pts throughout watch


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4 December 1916

Northern Patrol

Lat 59.8, Long -14.46

Zigzag 2 pts throughout watch

10.31am: Dropped target speed as required

10.50am: Abandoned practice and recovered target

11.04am: Stop

11.15am: Speed 42 revs

11.30am: Speed 44 revs, course S76W, neg zigzag

Neg zigzag 2 pts throughout watch

Neg zigzag

6.0pm: a/c to S86E. Neg zigzag

7.0pm: Zigzag 2 pts

11.0pm: Neg zigzag


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5 December 1916

Northern Patrol

Lat 59.2, Long -14.18

Neg zigzag throughout

6.0am: a/c to N83W, zigzag 2 pts

11.0am: Zigzag 2 pts

12.0am: a/c to N55W to close steamer

Courses various to close Swedish Steamer “Bris” flying flag of day

1.15pm: a/c to S82W, neg zigzag

4.40pm: Altered course to N20W to close Norwegian barque “Polarsyerne” engines to order

5.12pm: Stop. Lat 59 08N, Long15 23W. Sent Armed Guard; Mid J Mason RNR in charge

5.50pm: Boat returned

5.55pm: Course S78W

6.01pm: Position by Stella obs [Lat] 59 09N, [Long] 15 23W

8.30pm: a/c to S70W, neg zigzag


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6 December 1916

Northern Patrol

Lat 57.76, Long -17.78

2.25am: Sighted Steamer

2.35am: Altered course to S60W and various to intercept

3.10am: Sounded Action Stations

3.13am: Slow and to order to close Dutch SS “Socrakarte” from Rotterdam to New York in ballast

3.25am: Secure

3.19am: Stop; Boarding Officer left. Position by stella obs: 58 02N, 17 12W

4.10am: Boarding Officer returned

4.10am: Speed 34 revs, course S85E neg zigzag

6.0am: a/c to N82W. Speed 38 revs. Neg zigzag

10.20am: Carried out 6 inch gun practice

12.0am: Completed 6 inch practice and recovered target

0.30pm: Set course S880W, speed 45 revs, neg zigzag

2.35pm: Demand; Reply HMS “Andes”

3.02pm: Stop; discharged Armed Guard to HMS “Andes”

3.27pm: Boat returned

5.20pm: Position by stella obs: Lat 57 41N, Long 18 48 ½W

7.55pm: Speed 34 revs, Neg zigzag

8.0pm: Zigzag 2 pts

Zigzag 2 pts throughout watch


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7 December 1916

Northern Patrol

Lat 57.98, Long -17.93

6.05am: Speed 38 revs, neg zigzag

8.25am: Lat by Spica & Polaris: 58 10 ¼N; Long by Pollux & Vega: 19 58W

9.0am: Zigzag 2 pts

Zigzag 2 pts throughout watch

4.0pm: Evening quarters, Exercised night defence stations. Neg zigzag

6.0pm: a/c to S85E zigzag 2 pts

Zigzag 2 pts throughout watch


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8 December 1916

Northern Patrol

Lat 58.26, Long -17.25

Zigzag 2 pts throughout watch

4.40am: Sighted steamer; course and speed as required to close British Steamer “Aberlour”

4.50am: Stop; Boarding Officer left. Lat 58 23N, Long 16 17W

5.52am: Boarding Officer returned. SS “Aberlour” proceeded

6.0am: Speed 36 revs, course S85E

6.30am: Sighted Steamer; course and speed as required to close Danish Steamer “Dania”

7.24am: Stop; Boarding Officer left Lat 58 25N, Long 16 19W

7.45am: Stella obs: [Lat] 58 30N, [Long] 16 16W

8.22am: Boarding Officer returned

8.30am: Speed 38 revs, course N85W. SS “Dania” proceeded

9.0am: Hands employed painting ship and as requisite. Guns crews exercised frequently. Zigzag 2 pts throughout watch

2.40pm: Commenced swinging ship for deviations compass. Speed as required

3.35pm: Resumed course N87W

5.30pm: Position by Jupiter & Polaris: 58 14N, 158 21W

5.30pm: Stop

5.50pm: Boarding Officer left (Lat 58 15N, Long 18 27W) British Ship “Terak”

6.14pm: Boarding Officer returned. SS “Terak” proceeded

6.18pm: Speed 36 revs, course N27E zigzag 2 pts


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9 December 1916

Northern Patrol

Lat 58.33, Long -14.05

Zigzag 2 pts throughout

6.0am: a/c to S53E. Neg zigzag

8.30am: a/c to S22E. Neg zigzag

0.15pm: a/c to S16E. Neg zigzag

9.45pm: Lat by Jupiter 56 57N

Neg zigzag throughout

Number on sick list: 2


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10 December 1916

From Northern Patrol to Liverpool

Lat 55.4, Long -9.01

Neg zigzag throughout

1.0pm: Speed 52 revs, zigzag 2 pts

2.0pm: Tory Isl bearing S2E

2.30pm: Tory Isl Eastern end abeam distance 8 ½ miles

3.47pm: Fanad point bearing S2E

4.25pm: Sighted Inishtrahull S89E

4.50pm: Malin Head abeam 4 miles

5.21pm: Inishtrahull abeam 1 mile

5.30pm: Zigzag 2 pts

6.42pm: Lt Buoy abeam 6 miles

8.0pm: Neg zigzag

8.30pm: Western Pt Rathlin Isl abeam

8.38pm: Demand; Reply HMS “Thorn”

8.47pm: Rue Pt abeam 0.6 mile

9.03pm: Altacarry N22W, Mull of Cantyre B85E, Fair Hd S8E

9.15pm: Tor Hd abm

10.30pm: Maidens abm 4 miles a/c to S7E zigzag 2 pts

11.50pm: Demand; Reply HMS “Dove”

Number on sick list: 1


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11 December 1916

From Northern Patrol to Liverpool and at Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

0.30am: Skulmartin abeam; 3 pts zigzag

1.15am: South Rock Lt abeam

1.20am: South Rk N80W, Mull of Galway N60E, Skulmartin N35W

3.40am: Chickens Rk abeam

3.46am: a/c to S46E zigzag 3 pts

4.30am: Chickens N29W x Langness N21E; a/c to S47E

6.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship & as requisite

7.10am: Neg zigzag (Fog 1), speed 42 revs

7.20am: Slow (Fog 2) whistle sounded

8.0am: Whistle sounded, speed various, courses various

9.24am: Bar Lt vessel abeam. Course & speed as required to proceed up harbour

10.4am: Formby Lt V abeam

11.07am: C8 Bell buoy abeam

11.40am: Turned ship to flood tide off Rock Lighthouse

11.55am: Pilot boarded

12.15am: Entered Sandon Basin 3 Tugs assisting

0.45pm: Secured to berth at West Wall Sandon Basin

1.25pm: Proceeded to berth in Huskisson dock

2.19pm: Secured to berth N° 2 Huskisson

2.22pm: Finish with engines

3.45pm: Paid monthly money

4.30pm: Exercised fire stations. Armed guard returned

Number on sick list: 1


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12 December 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

8.15am: Discharged 5 Seamen to RN Depot Devonport; 1 Sergeant RMLI to Plymouth RMLI Depot

1.10pm: Gave 7 days leave to watch

4.30pm: Exercised fire stations


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13 December 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

8.30am: Discharged 2 Ratings to RN Depot Devonport

8.45am: Landed funeral party

1.30pm: Funeral party returned


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14 December 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

8.0am: Hands employed, getting out empties; taking in ammunition, and as requisite


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15 December 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

8.0am: Hands employed painting and returning stores


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16 December 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

8.30am: 1 Ldg Signalman joined ship from RN Depot Devonport

9.30am: 1 Fireman joined ship from RN Depot Portsmouth


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17 December 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

8.30am: Landed R.Cs for divine service on shore

9.20am: Sent Church Party to HMS “Campania”

10.0am: R.Cs returned

10.30am: Church party returned

Number on sick list: 1


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18 December 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

8.0am: Hands employed preparing to shift berth

10.30am: Slipped; and proceeded to berth in Sandon Dock. Tugs in attendance “Trafalgar” & “Hornby” & “Brunswick”

11.15am: Secured to berth at West Wall Sandon Dock

1.10pm: Hands employed getting in stores & painting funnels

Number on sick list: 1


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19 December 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

8.0am: Hands employed painting and cleaning ship

1.10pm: Hands employed painting & cleaning ship

4.30pm: Exercised fire defence stations & Aerial defence stations

Number on sick list: 1


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20 December 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.30am: Watch returned from long leave

1.10pm: Hands employed as requisite. Watch proceeded on 7 days leave

Number on sick list: 2


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21 December 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

8.45am: Discharged 1 signal rating to HMS “Iron Duke”


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22 December 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

8.0am: Hands employed getting in stores & as requisite


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23 December 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

8.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship and as requsite

8.30am: Discharged 4 ABs to RN Depot Devonport


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24 December 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

8.30am: Landed RCs for service on shore

9.50am: RCs returned

10.0am: Landed Church party

11.20am: Church party returned


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25 December 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

8.30am: Landed RCs for service on shore

10.0am: RCs returned; landed church party

11.15am: Church party returned


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26 December 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

9.15am: Discharged 10 Firemen to HMS “Laurentic”


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27 December 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.0am: Liberty men returned

8.0am: Hands employedas requisite

4.30pm: Exercised fire stations. Gave leave to part of watch


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28 December 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.30am: Watch returned from long leave

8.30am: Hands employed chipping and scraping, & as requisite


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29 December 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

1.30pm: 114 Ratings discharged to HMS “Eagle”

5.45pm: 91 Ratins & 24 Marines left for Barracks (also 17 Officers)

7.35pm: Baggage working party returned to ship

11.30pm: Commodore & staff left ship


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30 December 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

8.0am: Hands fall in, employed cleaning up Quarters & as required

8.45am: 2 Leading Seamen left for Barracks also 5 Ratings for Gosport Barracks

0.45pm: 45 Ratings discharged

4.30pm: Fire Stations and Hands told off for Aircraft Guns


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31 December 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

8.0am: Hands fall in. Hands employed cleaning out quarters

4.30pm: Fire Stations and Aircraft Gun Crews mustered


THE VOYAGES OF HMS TEUTONIC 1917

JP map Teutonic 1917

LOGS FOR JANUARY 1917


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1 January 1917

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

8.0am: Hands fall in. Employed cleaning mess decks & passages


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2 January 1917

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

8.0am: Hands fall in. Employed cleaning quarters out

1 Sub Lieut and 1 Rating left for Devonport

Hands paid up to end of Quarters


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3 January 1917

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

8.0am: Hands fall in employed cleaning out Firemen Quarters

4.30pm: Fire & Aircraft gun stations


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S. Moffat Lieut RNR signs January 1917 log for Navigating Officer

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4 January 1917

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.30am: Squad of Dockers Battalion arrived to assist discharging ammunition

8.0am: Hands fall in. Employed discharging ammunition

4.30pm: Fire stations and Hands told off for aircraft guns


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5 January 1917

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

8.0am: Hands fall in. Employed discharging ammunition

8.30am: Discharged 1 Rating to Barracks

5.0pm: Dockers left ship


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6 January 1917

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

Hands fall in. Employed cleaning up Fireman Quarters

Discharged 1 Rating for Devonport

4.30pm: Fire stations and hands told off for aircraft guns


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7 January 1917

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

8.25am: Church party left (R.C.)

9.20am: Church party left

10.55am: Church party returned

4.30pm: Fire stations and hands told off for aircraft guns


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8 January 1917

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

Hands fall in. employed cleaning Firemen Quarters

4.30pm: Hands to Fire and Air craft gun stations

8.20pm: Mr Penman left ship for Devonport


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9 January 1917

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

8.0am: Hands fall in. Employed as required

4.30pm: Liberty men & hans fall in for Fire Station


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10 January 1917

[Liverpool]

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

8.0am: Hands fall in. Employed cleaning out Fire Quarters & getting store on board

1.20pm: 1 Wireless Rating discharged to HMS “Avenger”


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11 January 1917

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

8.0am: Hands fall in employed discharging medical stores etc

4.50pm: Sub Lieut Wilmott RNVR left for barracks


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12 January 1917

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

8.0am: Hands fall in. employed cleaning up decks & as required


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13 January 1917

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

8.0am: Hands employed as requisite


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14 January 1917

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

8.15am: R.C.Church party left

9.45am: Church party left

10.15am: R.C. Church party returned

11.25pm: Church party returned


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15 January 1917

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

5.0am: Hands fall in. Employed as requisite


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Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

8.0am: Hands fall in and employed as requisite


16 January 1917

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17 January 1917

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

8.0am: Hands fall in. Employed receiving stores & as requisite


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18 January 1917

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

8.0am: Hands fall in. Employed receiving Deck and Engine room stores


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19 January 1917

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

8.0am: Hands fall in. Employed receiving stores, etc

3.45pm: Leading hand and 6 men to Alexandria Dock

5.10pm: Working party returned from Alexandria Dock


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20 January 1917

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

2.45am: P & O steamer “Pera” in swinging round in dock damaged Teutonic rails in Starboard upper deck. Same reported SNO Liverpool

8.0am: Hands fall in. employed receiving stores, etc

8.30am: 1 Rating left for Devonport




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21 January 1917

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

8.15am: Church party left for HMS “Campania”

11.0am: Church party returned

2.0pm: Dr Prior left ship for HMS “Vivid”


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22 January 1917

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

8.0am: Hands fall in. Employed overhauling & receiving stores, etc


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23 January 1917

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

1.10pm: 1 Marine left for Manchester to receive deserter arrested there

8.20pm: Fireman brought on board as deserter


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24 January 1917

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

8.0am: Hands fall in. employed cleaning N° 2 hols & as requisite

10.45am: Lance Cpl and Private took deserter on shore

0.50pm: Deserter returned to ship


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25 January 1917

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

8.0am: Hands fall in, employed as requisite. Working party for Canada Dock


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26 January 1917

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

8.0am: Hands fall in. Employed cleaning mess deck & as required. Read Warrant N° 53 to Fireman

8.40am: 1 Fireman left for Gaol


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27 January 1917

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

1.0pm: Working party receiving stores


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28 January 1917

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

8.15am: RC Church Party left

9.30am: Church party HMS “Campania”

11.45am: Church parties returned


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29 January 1917

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

8.0am: Hands fall in, employed as requisite


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30 January 1917

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

8.0am: Hands fall in, employed cleaning out magazines etc


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31 January 1917

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

1.30am: Hands fall in, prepare to shift ship

7.10am: Left Sandon Basin Tugs “Trafalgar” and “Brocklebank” foreward; tugs “Coburg” and “Wellington” aft

8.30am: Berthed at Canada Tongue


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FEBRUARY to SEPTEMBER 1917 not included

(ship out of commission)



LOGS FOR OCTOBER 1917


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F. H. W. Higgins Lieut RNR signs October 1917 log as Navigating Officer

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1 October 1917

Canada Tongue, Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

8.0am: 25 boys joined ship from depot

9.0am: Ship commissioned by Capt Arnold-Forster RN

10.0am: 1 AB and 3 boys to station. 3 midshipmen joined ship

11.30am: 1 AB and 2 boys returned

4.15pm: 1 Engineer officer joined ship

6.20pm: 1 Surgeon joined ship

7.0pm: 2 Officers and 10 Stoker Ratings joined ship

7.10pm: 160 Seamen and Stoker Ratings joined ship


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2 October 1917

Canada Tongue, Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

8.35am: Clear lower deck. Hand fall in. Hands employed cleaning ship

10.0am: Discharged 1 W.T. rating RNVR to “Orvieto”

9.15pm: 2 Marines left ship with gear of draft bearing

10.40pm: 1 Sergeant, 1 Lance-Corp, and 10 Privates of Marines left ship, discharged to Devonport


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3 October 1917

Canada Tongue, Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

8.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship and getting up Projectiles and cordite

Number on sick list: 9


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4 October 1917

Canada Tongue, Liverpool and Mersey River

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

8.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship

11.30am: 21 ratings joined ship from “Eagle”

11.50am: Cast off and proceeded out of dock

1.40pm: Came to with Port anchor

Number on sick list: 8


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5 October 1917

Anchorage in Mersey River

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.30am: Ship swinging for adjusting compasses

8.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship and as req.

9.25am: Hands to abandon ship stations

10.30am: Weighed port anchor and proceeded

10.35am: Rock Light abeam

11.35am: Crosby Light abeam

11.50am: Formby Light abeam

0.8pm: Streamed Patent log

0.23pm: Slow ahead

0.55pm: Dead slow

0.42pm: Slow ahead

0.46pm: Full ahead, carried out steam trial

1.0pm: Commenced zigzagging 2 points East side

3.30pm: Finished zigzagging

3.58pm: Eased to half speed

5.10pm: Bar light-ship abeam

5.36pm: Formby Lt abeam

5.50pm: Crosby Lt abeam

6.15pm: Rock Lt abeam

6.55pm: Let go Starboard anchor and veered to 60 fms in 8 ¾ fms

7.45pm: 13 Ratings joined ship from depot

Mercurial barometer damaged by gunfire

Number on sick list: 8


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6 October 1917

Sandon Basin, Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

0.30am: Weighed Starboard anchor. Made fast tugs. Courses and spped as req. for docking

2.5am: Entered Sandon basin

2.45am: Made fast West Side Sandon basin

3.45am: Ship fast alongside

8.15am: Coal lighter along side. Hands enmployed covering boats and preparing ship for coaling

Number on sick list: 9


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7 October 1917

Sandon Basin, Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

8.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship

10.0am: Divisions and Prayers. Hands employed cleaning ship and as reqd

Coal lighter alongside. Received 200 tons

Number on sick list: 8


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8 October 1917

Sandon Basin, Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

8.3am: Hands employed cleaning ship

1.20am: Hands employed taking in stores and as req.

Number on sick list: 5


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9 October 1917

Sandon Basin, Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

8.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship

10.45am: Hands employed embarking stores & as req. Boys to drill

Number on sick list: 11


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10 October 1917

Sandon Basin, Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.0am: SS “Audania” made fast alongside

8.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship

9.30am: SS “Audania” cast off

10.0am: Hands employed embarking stores and as req

10.30am: Divisions and prayers. Hands employed cleaning & painting ship. Boys to physical drill

1.15pm: Hands employed painting and cleaning boats and as req

Number on sick list: 5


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11 October 1917

Sandon Basin, Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

8.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship

10.0am: Divisions and prayers. Hands employed painting and cleaning ship and as req

1.15pm: Hands employed painting ship and as req

Number on sick list: 6


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12 October 1917

Sandon Basin, Liverpool and Canada Tongue, Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.0am: 107 ratings left ship for Devonport

8.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship and painting ship

8.40am: Discharged 12 boys to R.N. Barracks, Chatham. Also 12 Marines to R.M. Barracks, Chatham

9.40am: 1 P.O. and 8 boys discharged to Portsmouth

Coal lighter alongside. Received 100 Tons

5.25pm: Shifted from Sandon Basin and proceeded to Canada Tongue

6.30pm: Made fast at Canada Tongue

6.40pm: HMS “Cornwall” secured alongside

7.20pm: 20 ratings for HMS “Glory” arrived on board. and discharged stoker ratings to “Eagle”

Number on sick list: 7


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13 October 1917

Canada Tongue, Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

8.30am: Hands employed as required cleaning ship

9.5am: Discharged 2 stoker ratings to “Eagle”

10.30am: Hands employed embarking Paymasters stores

Number on sick list: 10


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14 October 1917

Canada Tongue, Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

8.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship

8.0am: Landed R.C. Church Party

10.0am: R.C. Church party returned. Landed Church Party

10.50am: 1 Absentee brought on board by Civil Police

Noon: Church Party returned

Number on sick list: 12


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15 October 1917

Canada Tongue, Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

10.0am: Hands to abandon ship stations

11.30am: Secure

1.20pm: Exercised Collision stations and Abandon ship. 6 inch Gun crews to loader, remainder as req. and painting ship side

Number on sick list: 13


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16 October 1917

Canada Tongue and Mersey River, Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

10.20am: Secured

10.30am: Hands emoloyed working about Paravanes and Boats

1.20pm: Exercised Abandon ship stations

1.40pm: Hands employed painting ship and as req

6.30pm: Received 50 cork lifebelts

8.15pm: HMS “Cornwall” shoved off

8.32pm: Cast off from Canada Tongue and proceeded

11.10pm: Proceeded out of lock

11.20pm: Came to with Starboard anchor in 12 fms and veered to 4 shackles

Number on sick list: 12


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17 October 1917

Mersey River, Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

6.45am: Ship commenced to swing to flood

7.3am: Swung to flood

8.30am: Hands employed turning out boats and preparing for sea

1.0pm: Weighed Std anchor and proceeded in company with TBD “Dove”

1.20pm: Rock Light abeam

1.50pm: Crosby Lightship abeam

2.0pm: Passed “Arlanza” and 4 destroyers entering harbour. Formby Light abeam

2.25pm: Bar Light-vessel abeam

2.45pm: Stopped both

2.28pm: Discharged pilot and proceeded

3.0pm: Out Paravanes

3.5pm: Streamed patent log, commenced zigzagging 2 pts

5.15pm: Darkened ship

5.52pm: Skerries bore N44E 5 miles

5.40pm: Stopped zigzagging

5.55pm: “Dove” parted company and returned to Base

8.8pm: Rock Bill Lt abeam

10.2pm: Calf of Man 15’ abeam

10.35pm: St John’s Point abeam, Calf of Man bore S40E

11.20pm: South Pt light abeam a/c N6W

Midnight: Skull Martin Lt abeam a/c N4W

Number on sick list: 14


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18 October 1917

At Loch Ewe

Lat 56.63, Long -7.45

12.38am: Mews Lt abeam 4’

1.5am: Black Hd abeam 7’

1.20am: Corsewall Pt abeam

1.35am: Maidens abeam

3.9am: Rue Pt abeam 2’

5.30am: Oversay Lt abeam 2’ a/c N43W

6.52am: Commenced zigzagging

10.42am: Skerryvore Lt House bore S77E 15 miles

3.0pm: a/c N26E Ushinish Lt abeam 2 ¼ miles

4.40pm: Vaternish Lt abeam

5.15pm: Darkened ship

5.55pm: Increased to 15 knots. In patent log. Stopped zigzagging

6.10pm: Trodday Lt abeam

6.30pm: Discovered 2 PV’s with wires lost

7.20pm: Rudh Rock Lt abeam

8.37pm: Stopped both. Came to with Starboard anchor in 20 fms

8.45pm: Weighed Starboard anchor and proceeded

9.25pm: Stopped both. Came to with Starboard anchor with 4 shackles at Loch Ewe

Number on sick list: 7


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19 October 1917

Loch Ewe

Lat 57.83, Long -5.61

7.40am: Water boat came alongside

8.25am: Turned out and lowered steam cutter. Hands working about accommodation ladder and as req

10.5am: Abandon ship stations and lowered all Std lifeboats, pull round ship

11.20am: In boats

1.30pm: Gave leave to CPO’s and PO’s of “Glory”

9.0pm: Moored steam cutter and drew fires

Number on sick list: 16


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20 October 1917

From Loch Ewe to Kola Sound and at Loch Ewe

Lat 57.83, Long -5.61

7.5am: Watertank came alongside

9.45am: Waterboat shoved off

11.15am: Secured for sea

11.30am: Shortened into 3 shackles

0.10pm: Weighed anchor and proceeded with with TBD’s “Radstock” and “Undine”

1.10pm: Passed through gate

1.20pm: Out PV’s

1.20pm: Rudha-van-Sasan Pt abeam Course N4E

1.55pm: Rud Rhe Pt bore S3E 1 ¼ miles a/c to N45E

2.0pm: Streamed patent log

3.40pm: South Ear Lt house S55E (approx.)

4.0pm: Commenced zigzagging

5.15pm: Sighted convoy and 2 destroyers bearing S60E

5.25pm: a/c to S1E. Stopped zigzagging

5.50pm: Russian Transports “Tsar”, “Tasritza” and “Dwinsk” and TBD’s “Munster” and “Moon” took station astern

Number on sick list: 14


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21 October 1917

At Sea, from Loch Ewe to Kola Sound

Lat 62.36, Long -3.46

2.35pm: Encountered fog

3.0pm: Streamed fog-buoy

4.45pm: In PV’s, reduced to 8 knots

5.35pm: In fog-buoy. Grass line lost overboard with fog-buoy by accident. Plane of port PV found damaged

6.30pm: Azimuth N50E = Dev 2 ¼W

Number on sick list: 11


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22 October 1917

At Sea, from Loch Ewe to Kola Sound

Lat 67.1, Long 2.43

9.50am: Divisions, Prayers, Exercised General Quarters

4.15pm: Evening Quarters

11.30pm: Advanced clocks by 1 hour

Number on sick list: 14


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23 October 1917

At Sea, from Loch Ewe to Kola Sound

Lat 71.05, Long 9.41

8.35am: 16” B.L. charge found wet in gun and thrown overboard

1.10pm: In Lat 71 15[N], Long 9 25 E passed 6 floating objects, cylindrical in shape apparently 80 gall oil drums. rusty in colour, 1 pale blue

11.42pm: Advanced clocks 36 minutes

Number on sick list: 12


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24 October 1917

At Sea, from Loch Ewe to Kola Sound

Lat 73.03, Long 19.88

0.20pm: Commenced zigzagging

3.15pm: Ceased zigzagging a/c S85E

11.42pm: Advanced clocks by 36 minutes

Number on sick list: 12


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25 October 1917

At Sea, from Loch Ewe to Kola Sound

Lat 72.85, Long 31.0

8.15am: Commenced zigzagging

9.30am: Observed Armed Boarding Vessel “ve” a/c S21E Increased to 10 knots

9.50am: Divisions and Prayers. Hands to Abandon Ship Stations. Ceased zigzagging. “Grive” took station abeam

3.15pm: a/c S14E. Increased to 12 ½ knots. Parted company with “Grive” and Convoy

Number on sick list: 9


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26 October 1917

Kola Inlet

Lat, 69.09, Long 33.39

6.25am: Increased to 14 knots. Commenced zigzagging

6.45pm: In pat log

6.50am: Reduced to 10 knots. Streamed PV’s

7.30am: a/c S60W. Closed WT doors

7.50am: Red to 10 knots, a/c S12W, rounded Black Buoy and entered Kola Sound

8.20am: Sedlovatyy Island abeam

9.25am: Passed Salnyy Island abeam

9.50am: Passed Velikiy Lt abm

10.5am: Belokamennyy Pt abeam

10.11am: Passed thro’ gate

10.13am: Stopped both

10.45am: Boarded by Officer of the Guard from “Glory”

10.47am: Proceeded

11.0am: Stopped both

11.3am: Came to with Port Anchor in 11 ½ fms with 6 shackles

11.25am: Disembarked mails for HMS “Glory” (10 bags)

11.50am: Officer of Guard left ship

Total Distance Loch Ewe to Kola 1560 miles

Hands employed painting ship and disembarking stores for “Glory”. Hoisted out steam cutter

4.40pm: Discharged 51 stoker ratings to “Glory”

7.30pm: Stoker ratings returned from “Glory”

11.7pm: Steam cutter moored up and drew fires

Number on sick list: 10


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27 October 1917

Kola Inlet

Lat, 69.09, Long 33.39

Hands employed disembarking Canteen gear for “Glory”

1.15pm: 4 officers and 241 ratings discharged to “Glory”. 4 officers and 241 ratings joined ship from “Glory”

10.55pm: Received 1 Reqd Package and 3 bags of mail from “Glory”. 1 Major of Marines joined ship from “Glory”

Number on sick list: 11


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28 October 1917

Kola Inlet

Lat, 69.09, Long 33.39

8.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship

8.45am: 14 ratings left ship and discharged to “Glory”

10.15am: Arrived “Salvador” flying flag of R.A. Kemp

11.0am: Mustered ships company by open list

Noon: Received 1 Marine Prisoner from “Salvador”

3.30pm: Water boat came alongside

5.10pm: Received three shipwrecked officers and crew from “Monmouth” (47 men)

Number on sick list: 10


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29 October 1917

Kola Inlet

Lat, 69.09, Long 33.39

9.30am: 1 Stoker Rating discharged to “Glory”

1.22pm: Water boat showed off

1.30pm: Hands employed replenishing lifeboats stores

2.50pm: “Salvator” proceeded

4.5pm: Water boat came alongside

7.20pm: 1 Stoker rating joined ship from “Glory”

8.0pm: Steam cutter moored up and drew fire

Number on sick list: 14


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30 October 1917

Kola Inlet to Loch Ewe

Lat, 69.09, Long 33.39

10.0am: Divisions and Prayers. Hands employed preparing ship for sea, etc

11.40am: Received 7 bags of mail, 1 Confidential from “Glory”; 2 officers joined ship from “Glory”

1.30pm: Shortened in. Hoisted Steam cutter and secured for sea

1.55pm: Port anchor away

1.56pm: Proceeded Co. and speed as req. for turning and leaving harbour

2.5pm: 1 sounding sinker and tube carried away and lost overboard

2.40pm: Passed through gate

2.54pm: Velikiy Pt abeam

3.29pm: Passed Russian Armed Yacht entering harbour

3.43pm: Swung ship

4.13pm: Streamed PV’s

5.0pm: Streamed Patent log

5.35pm: a/c N11W Commenced zigzagging

Number on sick list: 14


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31 October 1917

Kola Inlet to Loch Ewe

Lat 75.9, Long 27.88

Retarded clocks by 1 hour

10.23am: Increased to 16 knots (pat log 273.3) Commenced zigzagging

6.0pm: Reduced to 15 knots, ceased zigzagging

Number on sick list: 12


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LOGS FOR NOVEMBER 1917


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F. H. W. Higgins Lieut RNR signs October 1917 log as Navigating Officer

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1 November 1917

Kola Inlet to Loch Ewe

Lat 70.08, Long 9.55

0.30am: Retarded clocks by 1 hour

8.22am: a/c S47W. Passed 5 oil drums between 9.0 and 9.45 in Lat 71 29N, Long 10 49E

1.0pm: Issued soap and tobacco

9.0pm: Recommenced zigzagging

Number on sick list: 15


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2 November 1917

Kola Inlet to Loch Ewe

Lat 64.68, Long 0.51

0.30am: Clocks retarded by 1 hour

1.50am: Ceased zig-zagging owing to moon becoming obscured

6.0am: Resumed zig-zagging

5.15pm: Ceased zig-zagging

Number on sik list: 16


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3 November 1917

From Kola Inlet to Loch Ewe and at Loch Ewe

Lat 60.36, Long -4.71

12.20am: In patent log for inspection. Found fouled

12.35am: Streamed patent log

2.50am: Commenced zigzagging. Increased to 14 ½ knots

9.2am: Increased to 16 knots. 2 Destroyers sighted on Port Bow

9.20am: Negative zigzag

9.22am: Increased to 17 knots. TBD’s “Offa” and “Noble” took station ahead

3.9pm: Sighted land bearing S36W

4.29pm: Streaemd PV’s

4.40pm: Increased to 62 revs (17 ½ knots), Ronds Hd abeam 3 ¾ miles

5.48pm: Observed glare Butt of Lewis Lt S62W

5.55pm: Butt of Lewis 4 pts S60W

6.48pm: Butt of Lewis Lt abeam

7.35pm: South Ear abeam

7.53pm: Timpan Hd abeam

9.30pm: Rudh Re’ abeam

9.52pm: Reduced to 8 knots. Co and speed as req. for entering harbour. In PV’s

10.13pm: Passed through gate

10.38pm: Stop both

10.39pm: Came to with port anchor in 17 fms with 5 shackles in Loch Ewe

Number on sick list: 10


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4 November 1917

Lock Ewe

Lat 57.83, Long -5.61

7.25am: Water Boat “Mellite” came alongside

9.55am: Water boat shoved off

3.54pm: Arrived T.B.D. “Ulster”

8.20pm: Let go Starbd anchor and veered to 15 fm

Number on sick list: 15


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5 November 1917

Loch Ewe

Lat 57.83, Long -5.61

7.30am: Proceeded “Ulster”. Water boat alongside

Hands employed cleaning ship and as req

10.0am: Divisions. Prayers. Hoisted out steam cutter

10.15am: Weighed Starboard anchor

10.20am: Water boat shoved off

3.15pm: Water Boat alongside

7.20pm: Steam cutter moored up and drew fires

Number on sick list: 13


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6 November 1917

From Loch Ewe to Liverpool and at Loch Ewe

Lat 57.83, Long -5.61

4.0am: Ship swung. Head NW

7.50am: Arrd. “Peyton” and anchored

9.15am: Arrd. “Opal” and anchored

10.0am: Shortened in

10.17am: Anchor away. Hoisted steam cutter

10.55am: Proceeded in company of TBD’s “Peyton” and “Opal”. Course and speed as req for leaving harbour

11.10am: Increased to 10 knots. Passed through gate

11.11am: Streamed PV

11.18am: Sgeir an Airg abeam. Streamed Starboard PV

11.28am: Rubha nan Sasan abeam

11.53am: Rubha Pt abeam

0.16pm: Streamed Port log

1.6pm: Eilean Trodday Light Hs abeam ¾ mile a/c S83W

1.26pm: Ant Isgair Rocks abeam ¾ mile

1.55pm: Vaternish Lt H abeam 2 ½ miles

2.35pm: Turned 16 pts to opposite course

3.22pm: Turned 16 pts and resumed course S76W

4.5pm: Weavers Pt bore N10W 5 miles

4.51pm: Ushenish Lt abeam 2 ½ miles

5.30pm: Calvay Lt abeam a/c S34W

5.33m: Calvay Lt bore N57W 4 ½ miles

5.43pm: Umaolo Lt abeam

6.0pm: Destroyers took station for night

6.58pm: Barra Hd abeam 11 ½ miels

8.40pm: Skerryvore Lt abeam 13 miles a/c S22E. Increased to 15 knots

11.0pm: Dubh Artach Lt abeam N71E Comp Dist 15 miles

Number on sick list: 13


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7 November 1917

From Loch Ewe to Liverpool and at Liverpool

Lat 53.4,Long -3.0

12.41am: Oversay Lt dist 1 mile. Increased to 17 knots a/c S12E

2.4am: Altacarry Lt abeam 1 ¼ miles a/c S19E

3.32am: Maidens rocks dist 1 ½ miles a/c S15E

4.36am: Mew Island Lt abeam S30W (mag) 4 miles

5.17am: Skulmartin Lt abeam S87W 5 ½ miles

5.47am: S Rock Lt abeam 5 miles a/c S26W

10.15am: Sighted Skerries

11.0am: Zigzag 3 pts

11.28am: Skerries abeam

12.9pm: a/c S57E Lynas Pt abeam dist 2 ¼ miles

1.0pm: Reduced to 16 knots, ceased zigzag

1.8pm: Ormes Hd buoy abeam a/c N83E

1.50pm: a/c N85E, sighted Bar Lightship

2.25pm: Reduced to 13 knots, Bar Lightship abeam

2.55pm: Formby Lt abeam, in PV’s

3.5pm: Stopped both

3.10pm: Took Pilot on board

3.45pm: Rock Lt abeam

4.43pm: Entered dock gates (Sandon Basin)

5.10pm: Moored temporarily fore & aft

5.35pm: Read N° 213 warrants

6.23pm: Stand by

6.45pm: Cast off

6.50pm: Entered Huskisson dock

7.5pm: Moored f. & a. rang off engines

7.45pm: Received 42 mail bags on board

8.45pm: 47 men survivors off Merchant ship left

Number on sick list: 13


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8 November 1917

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

5.30am: 1st batch “Glory’s” crew left ship

7.0am: 2nd batch “Glory’s” crew left ship

10.15am: 3rd batch of “Glory’s” crew left ship

1.15pm: Part of ship’s company paid

3.0pm: One officer joined ship

6.30pm: 14 stokers joined ship

7.15pm: 2 officers joined ship

7.20pm: Remainder of ship’s company joined ship

11.30pm: Discharged 5 ratings to hospital

Number on sick list: 13


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9 November 1917

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

6.40am: 1 CPO left for RN depot Devonport

11.0am: Left Huskisson dock for Canada Tongue

11.30am: Swing ship

Noon: Berthed in Canada Tongue


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10 November 1917

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

8.30am: Hands employed painting aloft & funnels

2.20pm: Two stoker ratings discharged to Bolton detention


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11 November 1917

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

8.35am: RC church party of 17 landed

10.25am: Church party of 27 landed. RC’s returned

12.10pm: Church party returned.Leave to 1st part of Starbd watch till 7 am


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12 November 1917

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

8.30am: Hands employed painting ship

1.30pm: Hands employed painting ship & as reqte

3.45pm: Commenced coaling


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13 November 1917

Canada Tongue, Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.0am: Commenced coaling

9.45pm: Finished coaling for the night


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14 November 1917

Canada Tongue, Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

10.30am: Hands employed embarking 2 new paravanes

1.15pm: Hands employed painting sip and as req

6.0pm: 1 Engr Sub-Lt. joined ship from HMS “Vivid”


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15 November 1917

Canada Tongue, Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

8.5am: 1 WT rating joined ship from Chatham depot

8.30am: Hands employed, Gunner’s Party, Dock-yard Party, and as req

11.0am: Starbd Watch employed embarking stores

1.15pm: Hands employed as Gunners Party and provisioning ship


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16 November 1917

Canada Tongue, Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

8.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship and as req

9.0am: Port Watch returned from 7 days leave

10.0am: Finished coaling

1.15pm: Hands employed provisioning ship

9.30pm: Discharged Eng. Sub. Lt Dempsy to Royal Infirmary, Liverpoo

11.45pm: 21 Ratings joined ship and 1 Officer

Number on sick list: 2


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17 November 1917

Canada Tongue and Sandon Basin, Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

8.30am: Hands employed provisioning ship, painting ship, and as req

9.0am: Discharged Chatham R.M. Depot, 1 Sergt. Marines

1.15pm: Hands employed painting ship and preparing ship for sea

7.0pm: 17 ratings joined ship from HMS “Eagle”

9.33pm: Cast off from Canada Tongue

10.0pm: Passed Canada Tongue gates

10.8pm: Entered Huskisson Dock Basin

11.0pm: Entered Sandon Basin

11.25pm: Secured alongside HMT “Carmania” in Sandon Basin

Number on sick list: 1


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18 November 1917

Liverpool Bay

Lat 53.53, Long -3.2

0.40am: Cast off from HMT “Carmania”

1.11am: Passed Sandon Dock gates

1.45am: Came to with Port anchor with 4 shackles in 11 ¾ fms

3.45am: Ship dragged anchor

4.45am: Shorten in cable

5.0am: Proceeded

5.30am: Stopped both. Came to with Port anchor

8.0am: Discharged 3 ratings

9.0am: Ship swung to flood

11.5am: Shortened in

11.30am: Anchor away. Shifted berth

1.22pm: Came to with Port anchor with 60 fms cable

2.7pm: Shortened in

2.25pm: Anchor away. Shifted berth

2.45pm: Came to with Port anchor. Anchor bore from Vauxhall Chimeney 98°

6.35pm: Anchor away. Shifted berth

6.55pm: Came to with Port anchor and veered to 60 fms in 11 fms

8.40pm: 1 Engr Sub-Lt joined ship

9.0pm: Ship swung to flood

Number on sick list: 2


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19 November 1917

Liverpool Bay

Lat 53.53, Long -3.2

2.20am: Ship swung to ebb

Noon: Shortened in

0.30pm: Anchor away. Proceeded out of harbour

1.15pm: Rock Lt abeam

1.44pm: Crosby Lt abeam

1.57pm: Formby Lt abeam

2.18pm: Stopped both. Dropped Pilot

2.20pm: Proceeded 10 knots

2.25pm: Bar Light abeam. Streamed PV’s

2.27pm: Increased to 10 knots. Commenced zigzagging

2.30pm: Streamed Patent Log

5.15pm: Negative zigzag. Hands to night defence stations. Darkened ship

5.30pm: Selker Lt abeam 4 miles. Reduced to 15 knots

6.10pm: St Bees Lt bore 4 pts

6.29pm: St Bees Head abeam 4 ½ miles

9.15pm: Mull of Galloway Lt N10E 4 miles a/c N45W

10.24pm: a/c N20W Black Head bore N45E 11 miles

11.16pm: Black Head abeam 8 miles

Number on sick list: 4


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20 November 1917

From Liverpool on Patrol

Lat 58.68, Long -6.76

0.2am: Nardon Buoy Lt abeam 1 mile a/c N18W

1.58am: Altacarry Lt abeam 1 ½ miles

3.38am: Oversay Lt abeam 1 ½ miles a/c N23W. Reduced to 15 knots

4.49am: Dubh Artach Lt abeam

6.41am: Skerryvoe Lt abeam 11 ml

9.50am: a/c N44W passed Muldoanich Island abeam. Commenced zigzagging. Divisions, Prayers, Exercised collision stations

10.31am: a/c N22E Hartimeal abeam 2 miles

10.45am: a/c N30E Calavay Lt abeam 3 ½ ml

11.0am: Secured. a/c N82E

1.35pm: a/c East. Increased to 16 kts. Ceased zigzagging

2.0pm: Trodday Lt abeam ¼ ml. a/c N41E recommenced zigzagging

4.5pm: Timpan Hd bore N40W 6 ½ ml

4.11pm: Timpan Hd abeam

4.50pm: Commenced zigzagging

5.21pm: Butt of Lewis abeam

6.15pm: Butt of Lewis Lt abeam 8 ml

7.34pm: Butt of Lewis Lt bore S35E (last bearing)

Number on sick list: 6


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21 November 1917

From Liverpool on Patrol

Lat 59.78, Long -12.46

8.5am: Increased to 14 ½ kts. Commenced zigzagging a/c N45W

10.1am: In PV’s. Turned to Starbd

10.30am: Co NW. Increased to 14 ½ kts zigzagging

6.15pm: Negative zigzagging a/c N64W reduced to 10 kts

8.3pm: Recommenced zigzagging

8.30pm: Negative zigzagging

Number on sick list: 6


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22 November 1917

From Liverpool on Patrol

Lat 60.26, Long -18.83

7.30am: Increased to 11 kts. Commenced zigzagging

8.30am: Sighted HMS “Alsatian” a/c due N. Increased to 12 kts

9.0am: a/c S31W commenced zigzagging

9.36am: Turned to Port

9.50am: Stopped both

Courses and speeds various as req for carrying out Tactical Exercises, etc.

9.50am: Proceeded

9.57am: Stop both. V. Adm. Tupper (V.A. 10th C.S) came aboard and held inspection

10.10am: Divisions. Proceeded 15 kts. Hands to General Quarters

10.18am: Red. 12 kts, commenced zigzagging

11.15am: Turned to Port

11.29am: Turned to Starbd

0.25pm: Stopped both

0.30pm: V.A. left ship. Proceeded.Increased to 13 kts

12.50pm: Red. 12 kts Commenced z.z.

5.36pm: Red. to 9 kts. Negative zigzag

5.53pm: Incd to 13 on Port engine ship being unable to steer

Number on sick list: 6


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23 November 1917

From Liverpool on Patrol

Lat 61.18, Long -19.41

Noon: Streamed patent log

3.30pm: Red. to 12 kts

1, 6” QF Charge, damaged by water thrown overboard

4.42pm: Sighted HMS “Orvieto” ahead. Incd to 13 kts a/c N70W

4.25pm: a/c N78W; in Pat Log

5.10pm: Stopped both. “Orvieto’s” seaboat came alongside. Embarked Mails and discharged 1 Engr Sub Lt and 15 ratings

5.37pm: Proceeded, turned to Port

10.10pm: Sighted steam vessel a/c N65E. Incd 13 kts

10.30pm: Turned to Port. Stopped both

10.45pm: Seaboat with Boarding Officer left ship to board Danish SS “Kentucky” (Ships Position: Lat 61 25N, Long 18 58W)

11.45pm: Sea Boat returned. “Kentucky” proceeded. Proceeded 10 kts

Number on sick list: 8


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24 November 1917

From Liverpool on Patrol

Lat 61.73, Long -20.95

0.30am: Retarded clocks by 1 hour

8.0am: Incd to 12 kts and commenced zigzagging

9.2am: Negative zigzag, reduced to 10 kts

10.20am: a/c N30E and continued thus a/c every 20 minutes

1.0pm: Turned 90° to Starboard every 40 minutes and continued zigzagging on each course

2.35pm: a/c S60E resumed zigzag

10.20pm: Altered course S60W increased to 11 kts on sighting a barkentine

11.29pm: Turned to Port. Red. 10 kts

11.35pm: Commenced cruising round Barkentine

11.45pm: Advanced cloks by ½ hours

Number on sick list: 9


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25 November 1917

From Liverpool on Patrol

Lat 61.4, Long -17.78

0.30am: Increased to 38 revs. Courses various keeping Barkentine in sight

1.23pm: Stopped Both

1.30pm: Away seaboat to board Danish Barkentine “Skjold”

1.40pm: Seaboat alongside Barkentine

1.47pm: Seaboat left barkentine

2.0pm: Hoisted seaboat and secured for sea (Position 61 24N, 17 47W) Barkentine proceeded

2.10pm: Proceeded, speed 12 kts a/c S60W

2.35pm: Sighted HMS “Changuinola” a/c SWxS. Increased to 13 kts

3.55pm: a/c N30E commenced zigzagging

Number on sick list: 11


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26 November 1917

From Liverpool on Patrol

Lat 61.71, Long -18.28

1.15am: Negative zigzag. Reduced to 10 kts

9.45am: Turned to Starboard

9.50am: Increased to 14 kts. Steady on S60E

9.53am: Full ahead both

10.30am: a/c S75E, sighted HMS “Patia&rdquo