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Commissioned Escort or Convoy Escort Ship, mercantile conversion

One of 13 escort ships commissioned in World War 1, pendant No. MI.22 (6.18). Built 1901, 4201grt, owned by Ulster Steamship Co/Head Line. In service as squadron supply ship, 4.8.14-1.4.16; as Q-ship Q.4 armed with 1-4in, 2-12pdr, 1.6.16-2.8.17; as commissioned escort ship with 2-6in, 2-4in, 2-11in A/S howitzers, 3.8.17-25.2.19. (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:

All additions and significant changes to log book entries are in italics.

THE VOYAGES OF HMS CARRIGAN HEAD 1917-1918

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)

LOG BOOK – SEPTEMBER 19th 1917 TO NOVEMBER 30th 1917



LOGS FOR SEPTEMBER 1917


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19 September 1917

Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

  9.00am: Ship commissioned

  9.40am: Basin trial of engines commenced

10.30am: Finished basin trials


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[20 September 1917 missing]


21 September 1917

Devonport & Plymouth Harbour

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

  7.15am: Cast off moorings & proceeded with assistance of 2 tugs & using ship's engines as required

  8.45am: Tied up to number 2 buoy, Plymouth Harbour

  9.00am: Commenced adjusting compasses

11.00am: Cast off from buoy & proceeded to sea for gun trials

12.10pm: Commenced firing forward gun

12.30pm: Commenced firing after gun

  1.00pm: Ceased firing & returned to harbour

  4.35pm: Anchored in harbour


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22 September 1917

Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

  8.30am: Pilot on board; hove up anchor & proceeded to berth, assisted by 2 tugs

  9.15am: Vessel in berth at slip jetty, south yard; cast off tugs

  9.20am: Vessel moored fore & aft


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23 September 1917

Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

  7.00am: All hands on deck to prepare ship for sea

  4.00pm: Finished for the day


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24 September 1917

Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

  9.30am: Cast off moorings from slip jetty, swung ship & proceeded towards Sound

10.45am: Let go anchor 25 fathoms port cable

12.25pm: Hove up anchor & proceeded to form convoy

12.50pm: Passed breakwater

10.45pm: Wolf Rock abeam


Lookouts for this voyage: Apps, Duke, Hall, MacAuley, Moore, Pidgeon, Saddler, Selby & Wilson

Chief officer throughout these logs: H Wilson


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25 September 1917

Devonport to Philadelphia

Lat 49.4, Long -8.6

  1.50am: St Mary's abeam, 7½ miles

  2.45am: Bishop Rock abeam, 8 miles

  8.00pm: Log found to be fouled & cleaned


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26 September 1917

Devonport to Philadelphia

Lat 48.7, Long -13.1

  7.15am: V column of convoy dispersed

  9.15am: Y column of convoy dispersed

10.20am: U column of convoy dispersed

11.33am: X column of convoy dispersed

12.35pm: Last line of convoy dispersed

  5.00pm: Zigzagging throughout watch

  8.00pm: Zigzagging throughout watch


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27 September 1917

Devonport to Philadelphia

Lat 48.7, Long -18.7

  1.00am: Zigzagging until 1.45am

  6.00am: Zigzagging throughout


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28 September 1917

Devonport to Philadelphia

Lat 48.7, Long -24.7

  2.15am: Stopped zigzagging

  9.00pm: Ship pitching heavily; high beam sea


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29 September 1917

Devonport to Philadelphia

Lat 47.6, Long -30.7

  2.00am: 2° leeway; wind increasing & sea rising; ship pitching & engines racing

  6.00am: 2° leeway; vessel pitching & rolling heavily

10.00am: Steamer rolling & pitching heavily

  1.00pm: 2° leeway; ship pitching heavily

  5.00pm: 2° leeway; ship pitching heavily

10.00pm: Ship pitching heavily


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30 September 1917

Devonport to Philadelphia

Lat 48.3, Long -35.9

  1.00am: Ship pitching & rolling heavily

  7.00am: Weather slightly moderating

  4.00pm: Wind increasing

  9.00pm: Wind freshening

10.00pm: High sea; ship pitching heavily



LOGS FOR OCTOBER 1917


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1 October 1917

Devonport to Philadelphia

Lat 47.4, Long -40.8

  3.00am: Heavy head sea; ship pitching heavily

  8.00am: Heavy westerly swell; ship pitching

  9.10am: Ship stopped for engine repairs

  9.30am: Engine repairs completed; commenced target practice manoeuvring ship around target

11.45am: Ceased firing; full speed ahead

  3.00pm: Heavy westerly swell; vessel pitching

  7.45pm: Engines stopped for repairs

  7.49pm: Engines full speed; repairs finished

Midnight: Frequent heavy rain squalls


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2 October 1917

Devonport to Philadelphia

Lat 45.7, Long -45.7

  3.00am: Continuous misty rain throughout watch

  6.00am: Occasional heavy rain squalls

11.00am: Frequent rain squalls

Midnight: High sea; steamer pitching heavily


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3 October 1917

Devonport to Philadelphia

[no position]

  9.35am: Ship stopped & target dropped

  9.40am: Vessel steaming around target for gun practice

10.35am: Ceased firing; resumed course & engines rung full speed ahead

10.00pm: Donkey man met with accident whilst engaged on duty in engine room: his hand is badly cut & bruised & [he] is unable to resume duty.


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4 October 1917

Devonport to Philadelphia

Lat 42.6, Long -55.5

  9.37am: Ship manoeuvring round target whilst carrying out practice with forward 6" gun

10.55am: Ceased firing & resumed course, full speed ahead


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5 October 1917

Devonport to Philadelphia

Lat 41.3, Long -60.5

  9.30am: Stopped engines & dropped target; proceeded to carry out gun practice firing 5 rounds each from forward 6", port 4", aft 6" & afterwards from aiming rifle 6" gun forward

11.40am: Ceased firing; picked up target, rang full speed & resumed course

Midnight: Frequent violent rain squalls


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6 October 1917

Devonport to Philadelphia

Lat 39.8, Long -65.4

Midnight: Frequent heavy rain squalls throughout watch


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7 October 1917

Devonport to Philadelphia

Lat 38.7, Long -71.2


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8 October 1917

Devonport to Philadelphia

Lat 36.9, Long -75.8

  9.15am: Sighted Cape Charles Light Vessel

10.45am: Slow ahead proceeding into pilotage

11.30am: Stopped & received orders from pilot boat to proceed to Philadelphia

11.45am: Swung ship & proceeded full speed towards destination

  1.10pm: Cape Charles Light Vessel abeam 2 miles off

  5.20pm: Chincoteague Lighthouse 11 miles off

  6.42pm: Winter Quarter Light Vessel abeam

10.05pm: Fenwick Shoal Light Vessel abeam

11.55pm: Slowed to half speed, dodging up to lights


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9 October 1917

Devonport to Philadelphia

Lat 39.91, Long -75.13

  4.00am: Ship kept dodging off Cape Henlopen awaiting daylight; weather too wild to anchor

  6.00am: Sighted pilot boat & proceeded to pick up pilot

  7.15am: Pilot boarded; engines full speed ahead

  6.30am: Overfalls Light Vessel abeam close

12.30pm: Stopped at quarantine station

12.45pm: Pratique granted; engines rung full ahead

  3.00pm: Stopped at Marcus Hook quarantine station

  3.45pm: Doctor passed crew; engines full ahead

  5.45pm: Received orders to berth at Richmond Elevator

  7.00pm: Ship in berth & made fast fore & aft; engines rung off


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10 October 1917

Philadelphia

Lat 39.91, Long -75.13

  7.00am: Commenced to shift ship ahead

  7.45am: In berth & made fast fore & aft

10.00am: Commenced to run grain

Midnight: Finished running grain


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11 October 1917

Philadelphia

Lat 39.91, Long -75.13

  7.45am: Hove ship across dock to opposite berth

  9.00am: Ship in berth ready to resume loading; stevedore's men employed trimming grain, number 3, & loading steel ingots & billets in other hatches

  1.45pm: Finished trimming grain in number 3 hatch

  2.00pm: Commenced loading nails in number 2

  6.00pm: Finished work for the day


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12 October 1917

Philadelphia

Lat 39.91, Long -75.13

  7.00am: Resumed work at 1, 2, 3 & 4 hatches

  3.00pm: Closed up all hatches on account of heavy rain

  7.20pm: 3 prisoners brought on board to be taken to Great Britain for trial


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13 October 1917

Philadelphia

Lat 39.91, Long -75.13

  7.00am: Resumed work loading at all hatches

     Noon: Finished work for the day


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14 October 1917

Philadelphia

Lat 39.91, Long -75.13

No work done on board today


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15 October 1917

Philadelphia

Lat 39.91, Long -75.13

  7.00am: Resumed work loading at all hatches

  6.00pm: Finished work at 1, 2 & 4 hatches for the day

  6.20pm: Finished work at number 3 hatch for the day


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16 October 1917

Philadelphia

Lat 39.91, Long -75.13

  7.00am: Resumed work at loading 1,2 & 4 hatches

  5.45pm: All cargo on board & hatches battened down


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17 October 1917

Philadelphia to Hampton Roads

Lat 39.91, Long -75.13

  1.35pm: Let go from wharf & proceeded out of dock assisted by tug

  1.47pm: In river & engines rung full ahead

  5.10pm: Engines stopped

  5.15pm: US patrol boat alongside

  5.20pm: Cast off patrol boat & proceeded full speed

  5.25pm: Engines stopped while passing dredger

  5.30pm: Engines slow ahead

11.30pm: Stopped for pilot boat


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18 October 1917

Philadelphia to Hampton Roads

Lat 37.3, Long -76.0

[estimated position for Smiths Island Shoal Light Vessel]

12.05am: Discharged pilot; full steam ahead; streamed log and set courseS25E

  5.10am: Fenwick Shoal Light Vessel abeam 2 miles

  6.10am: Winter Quarters Lighthouse abeam ½ mile off

11.40am: Sighted Smiths [Island] Shoal Light Vessel

  1.55pm: Pilot boarded

  4.00pm: Proceeding at full speed, steering to pilot's orders

  4.30pm: Slowed on approaching anchorage Hampton Roads

  4.45pm: Let go anchor & veered to 45 fathoms water 6 fathoms

Lights out from sunset to sunrise


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19 October 1917

Hampton Roads to Norfolk

Lat 37.0, Long -76.3

  1.00pm: Hove up anchor & proceeded towards Lambert Point

  1.55pm: Engines stopped and anchor let go awaiting berth

  3.00pm: Hove up & proceeded to berth assisted by tug Katie

  3.50pm: In berth under coal tip

  4.15pm: Commenced bunkering

  9.00pm: Finished bunkering; total received 318½ tons


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20 October 1917

Norfolk to Hampton Roads

Lat 36.9, Long -76.3

     Noon: Let go moorings & made fast tug Katie; engines slow ahead

  1.50pm: Ship at Hampton Roads; anchor let go, veering to 30 fathoms in 6 fathoms water

Lights exhibited from sunset to sunrise


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21 October 1917

Hampton Roads

Lat 36.9, Long -76.3

Ship at anchor; sea watches kept; bearings frequently verified


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22 October 1917

Hampton Roads

Lat 36.9, Long -76.3


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23 October 1917

Hampton Roads

Lat 36.9, Long -76.3


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24 October 1917

Hampton Roads to London

Lat 36.9, Long -76.0

[position for Cape Henry]

  6.10am: Ships of convoy commenced to get under weigh

  7.55am: Pilot on board

  8.13am: All ships of convoy under weigh

  9.05am: Anchor aweigh, engines half ahead

  9.15am: Full ahead & proceeded down channel

11.55am: Stopped off Cape Henry

  1.00pm: Discharged pilot & rang full ahead

  1.05pm: Number 2 buoy abeam close


Lookouts for this voyage: Apps, Croydon, Hall, MacAuley, Paterson, Pidgeon, Wilson


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25 October 1917

Hampton Roads to London

Lat 37.4, Long -72.2

  9.00am: Turned 16 points & steamed to rear of convoy

  9.55am: Turned 16 points & resumed course N86E


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26 October 1917

Hampton Roads to London

Lat 37.9, Long -68.6

  4.30am: Log fouled; hauled in & cleaned

Daylight – all ships of convoy in sight; confused swell, ship pitching heavily

  9.40am: Steamed over to L line to communicate with American SS Arcadia

10.00am: Zigzagging on number 2 diagram until 11.00am

11.00am: Zigzagging on number 3 diagram until noon

  1.00pm: Ceased zigzagging

  6.25pm: Weed cleared from log


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27 October 1917

Hampton Roads to London

Lat 38.0, Long -64.3

Daylight – 24 ships of convoy in sight, 4 missing

  8.40am: Turned 16 points to round up stragglers

10.25am: Abeam last ship turned 16 points to course

10.45am: SS Trevilley left convoy, ordered to Sydney CB [Cape Breton] on account of her very slow speed

12.40pm: SS Susquehanna ordered to leave convoy & proceed to Sydney CB on account of her slow speed & inability to keep up with convoy

  2.12pm: SS Exmoor ordered to leave convoy & proceed to Sydney CB on account of slow speed & inability to keep up with convoy


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28 October 1917

Hampton Roads to London

Lat 38.9, Long -60.3

  3.15am: SS Dalblair dropped out of convoy due to engine trouble

  6.00am: SS Dalblair again in proper station; daylight – all ships of convoy in sight

  7.15am: SS Mexico dropped out of convoy due to engine trouble

  6.07pm: SS Homer City dropped out of convoy on account of engine trouble

  8.00pm: Log fouled; hauled in & cleared

Midnight: High north-easterly swell


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29 October 1917

Hampton Roads to London

Lat 39.4, Long -56.0

  4.00am: Heavy head sea, ship pitching heavily

  6.00am: Daylight – all ships of convoy "with exception of SS Homer City” in station; SS Homer City 28,600 yards astern

  8.00am: Heavy north-easterly swell; ship rolling & pitching heavily

11.00am: SS Homer City resumed billet as guide of convoy

11.05am: Signalled speed of convoy to be 7½ knots


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30 October 1917

Hampton Roads to London

Lat 39.7, Long -52.2

Daylight – all ships of convoy in sight

10.15am: Commenced zigzagging and continued throughout watch

  2.15pm: Ceased zigzagging

  7.30pm: Log found to be foul; hauled in and cleared

  7.45pm: SS Tonwen dropped out of convoy owing to her steering chain being carried away


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31 October 1917

Hampton Roads to London

Lat 40.8, Long -48.8

Southerly swell; ship rolling heavily

Daylight – all ships of convoy in sight but 2 vessels far astern of station

  9.15am: Turned 16 points to starboard & steamed down lines

  9.35am: Turned 16 points to starboard & increased to 60 revs

     Noon: Heavy southerly swell

  2.15pm: In position at head of convoy

Heavy south-easterly swell; ship rolling heavily



LOGS FOR NOVEMBER 1917


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1 November 1917

Hampton Roads to London

Lat 42.3, Long -45.6

Heavy NE swell, ship rolling heavily

  9.40am: Commenced zigzagging & carried on until 10.40am

  3.10pm: Commenced number 3 zigzag

  5.00pm: Ceased zigzagging


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2 November 1917

Hampton Roads to London

Lat 43.8, Long -41.9

12:30am: SS Penvearn dropped out of convoy owing to steering gear trouble

  5.50am: Sighted unknown cruiser "2 funnels & 2 masts"; general quarters sounded

  9.15am: Cruising through convoy at various speeds holding communications with straggling ships

  2.00pm: SS Mexico dropped astern owing to boiler trouble

  2.15pm: SS Almond Branch dropped astern owing to steering gear trouble


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3 November 1917

Hampton Roads to London

Lat 45.3, Long -37.8

Daylight – 23 ships in sight

10.33am: Commenced zigzagging on number 1 diagram

11.33am: Ceased zigzagging

  2.45pm: Commenced zigzagging on number 1 diagram

  4.40pm: Ceased zigzagging


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4 November 1917

Hampton Roads to London

Lat 46.7, Long -34.3

  1.15am: SS Penvearn rejoined convoy

Daylight – all ships of convoy in sight; SS Mexico joined up during night

  9.30am: Passed Leyland Lines' SS Etonian outward bound.

  9.15am: Turned 16 points right & steamed to rear of convoy

10.15am: Turned 16 points left & proceeded up lines holding communication with various ships of convoy

  1.45pm: In billet ahead of convoy


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5 November 1917

Hampton Roads to London

Lat 47.9, Lat -30.0

Heavy following sea

Daylight – all ships of convoy in sight

  7.50am: During heavy rain squall wind hauled WNW

Heavy quarterly sea; ship rolling heavily


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6 November 1917

Hampton Roads to London

[no position]

  3.12am: SS Dalblair dropped out of convoy on account of engine trouble

Daylight – 24 ships of convoy in sight

  8.00am: Sighted steamer 2 points on port bow steering westward

  9.00am: Steamer abeam Norwegian tramp about 6000 tons, black funnel, white band, ship painted grey

10.00am: Turned 16 points left & steamed to end of lines; communicating with various ships of convoy

  1.30pm: In station at head of convoy


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7 November 1917

Hampton Roads to London

Lat 49.0, Long -20.8

Daylight – all ships of convoy in sight

  9.50am: Dropped astern on W line communicating with ships to form new line

10.15am: Turned 16 points & steamed round end of convoy

12:10pm Ship in position at head of convoy

  2.00pm: Zigzagging until 3.30pm

Midnight: Passed two steamers bound W


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8 November 1917

Hampton Roads to London

Lat 49.4, Long -17.0

Strong wind & rough following sea

  1.40pm: Destroyers hove in sight, 7 in number (American)

  2.30pm: Took up station at head of W column

  8.00pm: Long WNW swell; ship pitching & rolling heavily

  9.45pm: SS Arcadia adrift from her station & ordered back


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9 November 1917

Hampton Roads to London

Lat 49.5, Long -12.0

Daylight – all ships of convoy in sight

  7.00am: High south-westerly swell; ship pitching heavily

11.00am: High following sea; ship pitching & rolling very heavily

  7.00pm: High following sea; ship pitching & rolling heavily

Midnight: High sea; pitching and rolling heavily


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10 November 1917

Hampton Roads to London

Lat 49.4, Long -7.7

High quarterly sea, ship pitching & rolling very heavily & shipping water fore & aft

  6.30am: Passed White Star liner bound W

Daylight – all ships of convoy in sight but much scattered

Ship pitching & rolling heavily & shipping heavy water fore & aft

  6.30pm: American destroyers relieved by British flotilla

  8.00pm: American destroyers & ships bound to French Atlantic ports dispersed

Heavy beam swell; ship rolling heavily & shipping water fore & aft

 Midnight: Log found to be foul & cleared


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11 November 1917

Hampton Roads to London

Lat 49.8, Long -3.7

  4.05am: Lizard abeam 18 miles

Daylight – all ships of convoy in sight; now 19 vessels

11.20am: Land sighted wide on port bow

12.20pm: Commenced zigzagging

  3.20pm: Ceased zigzagging

  6.00pm: Ships bound to Portsmouth left convoy under escort

10.32pm: St Catherine's N30E

11:30pm: [until midnight] Sighted various ships in close proximity, apparently N-bound convoy under escort; engines at various speeds to avoid collision


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12 November 1917

Hampton Roads to London

Lat 51.3, Long 1.5

[position for Downs]

12.30am: St Catherine's abeam 12 miles

  3.45am: Owers Light Vessel abeam 5 miles

  5.50am: Light vessel off Brighton abeam 5½ miles

  7.27am: Beachy Head abeam 6½ miles

  7.55am: Commenced zigzagging number 2 diagram

Daylight – all ships in sight

10.30am: Dungeness Lighthouse abeam

     Noon: Passed through Folkestone Gate

  1.15pm: Stopped in Downs

  1.35pm: Pilot boarded

  2.16pm: Convoy dispersed

  4.00pm: Proceeding at full speed steering to pilot's orders

  4.15pm: Tongue Light Vessel abeam

  5.50pm: Engines stopped & let go starboard anchor & 45 fathoms cable in water

Knob gas buoy S58E

Vessel at anchor; sea watches kept; bearings frequently verified


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13 November 1917

Hampton Roads to London

Lat 51.3, Long 1.1

[position for Southend]

  8.00am: Thick fog from 5.00am; usual precautions taken

     Noon: Dense fog; regulations strictly complied with

  1.30pm: Fog cleared

  1.50pm: Anchor aweigh; half speed ahead

  1.55pm: Full ahead

  3.30pm: Thick fog

  3.40pm: Anchored off Southend; regulations strictly carried out


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14 November 1917

Hampton Roads to London (Millwall Dock)

Lat 51.5, Long 0.0

Midnight: Fog lifting & weather brightening generally [until 4.00am]

  7.06am: Anchor aweigh; engines slow ahead

  9.30am: Stopped at Gravesend & changed pilots

  9.40pm: Proceeded up river, coarse & speed as per pilot

11.15am: Made fast 2 tugs, 1 forward & 1 aft

12.15pm: In Millwall Dock locks

12.30pm: Passed into dock

  1.35pm: In berth alongside central elevators; engines rung off


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15 November 1917

London

Lat 51.5, Long 0.0

  7.00am: Commenced working at cargo from all holds

  5.00pm: All work stopped for the day & hatches covered up


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16 November 1917

London

Lat 51.5, Long 0.0

  7.00am: Resumed work at all hatches fore & aft

  5.00pm: Finished work for the day & covered up


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17 November 1917

London

Lat 51.5, Long 0.0

  7.00am: Resumed work discharging from all hatches

  5.00pm: All work finished for the day crew


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18 November 1917

London

Lat 51.5, Long 0.0

  7.00am: Work resumed at all holds

  5.00pm: Finished for the day


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19 November 1917

London

Lat 51.5, Long 0.0

  7.00am: Resumed work discharging at numbers 1 & 2 holds

Shore men engaged as riggers

  4.45pm: All hands finished for day

Repairs being carried out as per defect list


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20 November 1917

London

Lat 51.5, Long 0.0

  7.00am: Work resumed at all holds

Shore men engaged as riggers

  8.00am: Bunkering gangs arrived & commenced rigging gear

  9.00am: Bunkering commenced

     Noon: Finished discharging all cargo

  3.00pm: Singled up & shifted ship assisted by 2 tugs

Riggers employed to shift ship

  6.30pm: Ship in berth & made fast

Repairs being carried out throughout ship as per defect list


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21 November 1917

London

Lat 51.5, Long 0.0

  8.00am: Resumed bunkering at both bunker hatches

  9.00am: Commenced loading chalk at numbers 2 & 3 hatches

  5.00pm: All work finished for the day

  6.10pm: SS Buruta entering dock collided with this ship, striking her amidships, damaging angle iron forward part of port life boat deck & rails in that vicinity

Repairs being carried out as per defect list

Crew rejoined ship today


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22 November 1917

London

Lat 51.5, Long 0.0

  7.00am: Resumed work loading chalk in numbers 2 & 3 holds & bunkering at forward bunker hatch

  9.00am: Finished bunkering at forward bunker hatch & commenced at aft bunker hatch

11.30am: Commenced loading at number 1 hatch

  3.00pm: Commenced loading chalk at number 4 hatch

  5.00pm: Finished work all over for the day

Repairs carried out as per defect list


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23 November 1917

London

Lat 51.5, Long 0.0

  7.00am: Resumed work loading chalk at all hatches; all tanks full

  6.00pm: Finished all work for the day

Repairs being carried out as per defect list


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24 November 1917

London

Lat 51.5, Long 0.0

  9.00am: Coaling gangs commenced bunkering

  3.00pm: All coal on board

Repairs being carried out as per defect list


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25 November 1917

London

Lat 51.5, Long 0.0

Day begins with fresh breeze & fine weather

No work other than repairs being carried out today


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26 November 1917

London

Lat 51.5, Long 0.0

Days begins with strong breeze

Workmen completing repairs


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27 November 1917

London to Plymouth

Lat 51.5, Long 0.0

Day begins with fresh breeze & fine weather

  9.00am: Carpenters & fitters completed repairs; electricians still on board working at Marconi wireless apparatus

11.45am: Moorings let go & ship proceeded out of dock assisted by 2 tugs

Smith AB & F Pidgeon OS deserted leaving their effects on board

     Noon: Ship swung & proceeded down river

  2.00pm: Changed pilot & discharged workmen at Gravesend

  2.15pm: Full ahead

  3.35pm: Stopped at examination boat

  3.50pm: Anchored at Nore Light Vessel, starboard anchor 60 fathoms in 7 fathoms water


Lookouts for this voyage: Apps, Clark, Graham, Hall, MacAuley, Maloney, Saddler, Wilson


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28 November 1917

London to Plymouth

Lat 51.3, Long 1.5

[position for Deal]

  7.30am: Anchor aweigh

Proceeding down Thames, speed & course as per pilot's orders

  1.50pm: Discharged pilot at Deal; full speed ahead

  1.51pm: South Goodwin Light Vessel abeam 1 mile

  2.35pm: Dover abeam

  3.20pm: Folkstone abeam

  6.43pm: Royal Sovereign Light Vessel abeam

  7.30pm: Beachy Head abeam 3 miles

  9.25pm: Brighton Lighthouse abeam 5 miles

11.25pm: Owers Light Vessel abeam


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29 November 1917

London to Plymouth

Lat 50.2, -3.8

[position for Bolt Head]

  1.30am: St Catherine's Point abeam 2 miles

  3.54am: Anvil Point abeam; zigzagging throughout watch

  4.15am: Received signal from patrol to keep 10 miles off Portland & Start Point

  5.55am: Portland abeam 10 miles off ; zigzagging throughout watch

11.20am: Enemy submarine fired torpedo which passed astern; Start Point S12E; zigzagging throughout watch

11.55am: Bolt Head abeam 3 miles

  1.35pm: Passed through breakwater

  1.45pm: [until 2.00pm] Swinging ship in sound

  2.00pm: Let go starboard anchor 45 fathoms cable in 10 fathoms water


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30 November 1917

Plymouth

Lat 50.4, Long -4.1

Bearings frequently verified & sea watches kept


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LOG BOOK – DECEMBER 1st 1917 TO FEBRUARY 3rd 1918


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LOGS FOR DECEMBER 1917


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1 December 1917

Plymouth to Philadelphia

Lat 50.4, Long -4.1

     Noon: Anchor aweigh; proceeded out to take up station in convoy

  3.00pm: In position; turned & set course S60W; set log speed of convoy 6 knots


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2 December 1917

Plymouth To Philadelphia

[no position]

  3.30am: Ushant NW Lighthouse S30W

Daylight – 23 ships in sight, 1 missing


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3 December 1917

Plymouth To Philadelphia

Lat 48.1, Long -12.3

Daylight – 23 ships of convoy in sight, 1 missing

  2.20pm: Columns U, A & L dispersed

  7.20pm: U, B & Y columns dispersed

  9.50pm: Complete dispersal of remainder of convoy


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4 December 1917

Plymouth To Philadelphia

Lat 47.3, Long -16.2

Zigzagging throughout


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5 December 1917

Plymouth To Philadelphia

[no position]

10.15am: Dutch steamer sighted steaming southward; painted black with national colours on ship's sides, long funnel, low bridge & several deck houses

Zigzagging throughout

  9.30pm: Ship rolling & pitching very heavily


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6 December 1917

Plymouth To Philadelphia

Lat 45.6, Long -25.7

  3.00am: Continuous heavy rain throughout watch


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7 December 1917

Plymouth To Philadelphia

Lat 44.6, Long -30.4

  6.00pm: Westerly swell; ship pitching & rolling heavily


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8 December 1917

Plymouth To Philadelphia

Lat 43.5, Long -35.3

  7.00pm: Ship pitching & racing very heavily

Midnight: Vivid lightning to westward


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9 December 1917

Plymouth To Philadelphia

Lat 42.2, Long -39.3

  3.00am: Ship pitching & rolling heavily; spraying forward

  3.00pm: Heavy confused sea; ship pitching & racing heavily


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10 December 1917

Plymouth To Philadelphia

Lat 41.9, Long -42.7

  3.00am: Westerly swell; ship rolling & pitching very heavily

  9.00am: Steamer stopped for repairs to engine

10.00am: Repairs finished; dropped target & proceeded to carry out firing practice from aft 6" guns, steaming round target at half speed

12.05pm: Ceased firing & picked up target

12.15pm: Full speed ahead

  9.00pm: Ship pitching & rolling very heavily; engines racing


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11 December 1917

Plymouth To Philadelphia

Lat 41.6, Long -46.9

  1.00am: Ship rolling heavily; engines racing

  4.00am: Ship pitching heavily & shipping water forward

  9.00am: Ship rolling & labouring very heavily; engines racing

  1.40pm: Wind hauled NNW; weather moderated.

  5.00pm: Ship rolling & pitching very heavily


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12 December 1917

Plymouth To Philadelphia

Lat 41.4, Long -51.3

  9.30am: Stopped engines & dropped target & proceeded to carry out gun practice

11.15am: Full speed ahead


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13 December 1917

Plymouth To Philadelphia

Lat 40.7, Long -53.6

  5.00am: Ship rolling very heavily

  9.00am: Ship pitching & rolling & engines racing heavily

Violent rain squalls towards noon

  2.30pm: Wind hauled W

  8.00pm: Ship pitching & rolling heavily


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14 December 1917

Plymouth To Philadelphia

[no position]

  4.00am: NW swell; ship pitching & rolling heavily

Heavy rain towards noon; wind increasing

  2.00pm: Misty rain & squally; ship rolling heavily

  5.00pm: Heavy rain throughout watch; ship rolling & pitching heavily

  9.00pm: Wind hauled W in heavy rain squall

10.00pm: Ship rolling & pitching heavily; engines racing


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15 December 1917

Plymouth To Philadelphia

[no position]

  1.00am: Vivid lightning between N & W

  3.00am: SS rolling heavily to NW swell; engines racing

  6.00am: Ship pitching heavily & engines racing

11.00am: Ship pitching & engines racing heavily

  2.00pm: Heavy head swell; ship pitching & rolling

10.00pm: Heavy head swell; ship pitching & rolling


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16 December 1917

Plymouth To Philadelphia

Lat 39.5, Long -67.4

  2.00am: Heavy NW swell; ship pitching heavily

  7.00am: Sighted convoy 6 merchant vessels & 1 cruiser, bound E


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17 December 1917

Plymouth To Philadelphia

Lat 38.8, Long -75.0

[position for Five Fathom Bank light station]

  6.30am: Rain & sleet throughout watch

  5.33pm: Five Fathom Shoal Light Vessel abeam

  7.30pm: Breakwater Lighthouse abeam

  7.48pm: Stopped for pilot

  8.00pm: Pilot boarded & full ahead up river

  9.45pm: Came to anchor in 6 fathoms water starboard anchor & 60 fathoms chain in water


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18 December 1917

Plymouth To Philadelphia

Lat 39.91, Long -75.13

  6.30am: Anchor aweigh

10.10am: Stopped & anchored off national quarantine station

10.40am: Granted pratique; hove up

10.50am: Full ahead & proceeded up river

  1.00pm: Stopped at state quarantine station; crew examined; proceeded up river

  2.45pm: Tugs alongside

  3.10pm: Moored in berth; gangs commenced right away at numbers 1, 2 & 3 hatches


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19 December 1917

Philadelphia

Lat 39.91, Long -75.13

  3.00pm: Finished discharging at number 1 hatch

  7.00pm: Commenced loading barrels of oil at number 1 & carried on discharging from numbers 2, 3 & 4 hatches

  8:30pm: Finished discharging number 4 hatch

  9.30pm: Commenced loading flour number 4 hatch

Midnight: Gangs go to supper


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20 December 1917

Philadelphia

Lat 39.91, Long -75.13

  1.00am: Resumed work at all hatches

  4.00am: Lights at number 1 & 2 hatches out of commission; work at numbers 1 & 2 stopped

  5.00am: Lights repaired; work resumed

11:30pm: Number 4 lower hold finished & hatches put on


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21 December 1917

Philadelphia

Lat 39.91, Long -75.13

  3.00am: Starboard number 2 winch out of commission


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22 December 1917

Philadelphia

Lat 39.91, Long -75.13

  9.45pm: Number 3 lower hold finished; work in number 3 stopped

10.00pm: Gang from number 3 commenced in number 4 T decks loading copper


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23 December 1917

Philadelphia to Newport News

Lat 39.91, Long -75.13

  2.00am: Finished numbers 1 & 2 holds

  2.10am: Finished number 4 hold

  6.00am: Finished number 3 hold

     Noon: Singled up moorings & made tugs fast

12.13pm: Slow astern & proceeded out of dock

12.40pm: Cast off tugs & proceeded down river, course & speed as per pilot

  2.20pm: Passed Marcus Hook

  2.55pm: Passed DuPonts

  4.00pm: Proceeding at full speed steering to pilot's orders

  9.45pm: Stopped & dropped pilot

  9.55pm: Pilot away; full speed ahead; set log at Overfalls Light Vessel at 10.00pm


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24 December 1917

Philadelphia to Newport News

Lat 37.1, Long -76.5

[position for Newport News]

12.25am: Fenwick Shoal Light Vessel abeam, ½ mile

  3.45am: Winter Quarter Light Vessel abeam 1 mile

10.12am: Cape Charles abeam

11.45am: Stopped for pilot

11.50am: Pilot on board & proceeded full speed towards Newport News

  2.30pm: Ship arrived off Newport News

  2.50pm: Came to anchor starboard anchor & 45 fathoms cable

  3.25pm: Pilot aboard; hove up anchor & proceeded towards berth assisted by tug

  4.45pm: In berth & made fast & ready for bunkers

  5.50pm: Commenced bunkering


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25 December 1917

Newport News to Hampton Roads

Lat 37.0, Long -76.4

  3.30am: Finished bunkering

  4.55am: Pilot on board & 2 tugs fast

  5.00am: Cast off moorings & proceeded into stream

  5.40am: Came to anchor off Newport News, starboard anchor & 45 fathoms cable

10.00am: Pilot on board; hove up & proceeded towards Hampton Roads

11.00am: Came to anchor in D anchorage Hampton Roads; starboard anchor & 45 fathoms cable


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26 December 1917

Hampton Roads to UK

Lat 37.0, Long -76.3

  4.20am: Vessels of convoy commenced to weigh

  8.00am: Pilot boarded

  9.10am: Hove up anchor & proceeded towards sea

  1.20pm: Discharged pilot & proceeded at various speeds

  2.45pm: Turned ship round & proceeded towards Cape Henry to pick up straggling vessels

  4.00pm: Ship steering various courses rounding up ships of convoy [until 8.00pm]


Lookouts for this voyage: Clark, Graham, Hall, MacAuley, Maloney, Saddler, Wilson


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27 December 1917

Hampton Roads to UK

Lat 37.2, Long -73.0

  1.00pm: Various courses & speeds rounding up convoy


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28 December 1917

Hampton Roads to UK

Lat 37.5, Long -69.5

  3.00am: Heavy rain throughout watch

Daylight – 20 ships of convoy in sight

  9.30am: Turned & steamed to end of convoy

11.50am: Regained position at head of convoy

  9.00pm: Large steamer passed bound W


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29 December 1917

Hampton Roads to UK

Lat 38.1, Long -65.8

Daylight – 20 ships in sight

     Noon: 1 ship missing; supposed to be Norwegian Romsdalfjord

 

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30 December 1917

Hampton Roads to UK

Lat 38.8, Long -61.8

Daylight – 19 ships in sight

  8.00am: SS René, Belgian steamer, came up with convoy

  9.20am: Turned & steamed down column communicating with various ships of convoy

  7.00pm: Regained position at head of convoy

  8.00pm: Frequent violent rain squalls & heavy sea; ship rolling very heavily & shipping heavy seas


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31 December 1917

Hampton Roads to UK

Lat 37.9, Long -65.7

  2.00am: Whole gale, high beam sea; ship pitching & rolling heavily & shipping heavy seas fore & aft

Daylight – convoy not in sight

  5.00am: Whole gale & mountainous beam sea; ship rolling & pitching very heavily & shipping very heavy seas all over

  7.20am: Stopped engines, hauled in log & commenced running oil from weather side

  9.00am: Frequent fierce squalls of hurricane force; mountainous sea, ship rolling heavily

11.00am: Ship lying to heading ExN

  2.00pm: Gale continued with hurricane force & fierce hail squalls; ship rolling heavily & shipping water fore & aft

  6.00pm: Sighted 2 ships of convoy; gale continued with slight abatement; ship rolling heavily & shipping heavy water fore & aft

  9.30pm: Gale slightly moderating

10.30pm: Ship rolling heavily & shipping water fore & aft; frequent heavy hail squalls



LOGS FOR JANUARY 1918


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1 January 1918

Hampton Roads to UK

Lat 38.3, Long -63.6

  2.00am: Weather moderating, heavy hail squalls; ship rolling very heavily; 2 vessels in sight

  7.30am: Courses various steaming round SS Wisley (commodore's ship) [ex Wray Castle] signalling by semaphore

10.00am: Cruising at various speeds & courses rounding up ships of convoy

10.30am: Sighted 2 ships of convoy to southward; ship rolling heavily & shipping water fore & aft

  4.30pm: Ship rolling & shipping water fore & aft

  7.00pm: Ship rolling & pitching heavily & shipping water fore & aft

  8.00pm: Ship pitching & labouring heavily & shipping heavy seas fore & aft [until midnight]


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2 January 1918

Hampton Roads to UK

Lat 39.0, Long -58.8

Midnight: Strong south-easterly gale with squalls of hurricane force, heavy thunder & lightning; shipping heavy seas fore & aft

  2.15am: Exceptionally heavy squall [wind force 11] struck ship taking main topgallant mast by the board; stopped engines, turned out all hands & cleared away wreckage

  2.40am: Full speed ahead; wind hauled WSW & gale moderated

  7.00am: Altered course to follow ship southward from us & apparently running from us

  8.50am: Alongside ship & found her to be SS Visigoth, one of our convoy; ship rolling & pitching heavily & shipping very heavy waters fore & aft

  9.00am: Slowed engines & signalled to SS Visigoth by semaphore

10.15am: Main body of convoy sighted 4 points on port bow

     Noon: Wind & sea moderating; vessel still rolling heavily & shipping heavy water

  2.00pm: Ship rolling heavily & shipping water fore & aft

  4.10pm: Engines stopped & ship hove to

  4.30pm: Ships of convoy commenced to gather & heave to to await arrival of Commodore's ship & other stragglers

  8.00pm: 10 ships in sight.

10.30pm: SS Trehawke joined up


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3 January 1918

Hampton Roads to UK

Lat 39.2, Long -58.5

  2.00am: Lying to heading ENE; 11 ships in sight

  7.00am: Signalled to ships to form up as originally instructed

10.45am: Resumed speed of 6 knots 46 revs; ship pitching & rolling heavily

  3.45pm: SS Dagland dropped astern out of sight; ship rolling & pitching very heavily & shipping heavy seas fore & aft

10.00pm: Ship rolling & pitching very heavily & shipping heavy seas fore & aft


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4 January 1918

Hampton Roads to UK

Lat 39.3, Long -57.0

  1.00am: 9 ships in sight; strong gale with squalls of hurricane force; ship rolling & pitching heavily & shipping heavy seas fore & aft

Daylight – 9 ships in sight

  6.00am: Gale continued with squalls of hurricane force, ship rolling & pitching tremendously; clinometer registering 40 degrees at times; shipping large seas fore & aft

  9.00am: Hurricane continued with exceptional violence [wind force 11 from 8.00am to 1.00pm]; hauled head to at 10.30am on account of cargo of several ships "of convoy" shifting & also our own oil cargo commencing to move

  1.00pm: Hurricane continued with violent squalls, thunder & lightning; mountainous beam sea; ship rolling & labouring heavily, shipping heavy seas fore & aft

  4.20pm: Wind hauled W

  6.00pm: Hurricane slightly moderating; sea still high & dangerous; ship rolling & pitching very heavily & shipping water fore & aft; port number 1 bilge showing 18”, found to be oil on starting bilge pump

  9.30pm: Gale continued; mountainous following sea; ship pitching & rolling heavily & shipping water aft


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5 January 1918

Hampton Roads to UK

Lat 39.9, Long -55.1

  2.00am: Whole gale, high following sea; ship rolling & labouring heavily

  6.00am: Strong gale, high following sea; ship rolling & pitching heavily

Daylight – 6 ships in sight

10.48am: Strong gale, high following sea; ship labouring heavily

  1.15pm: Steamed down lines to communicate with various ships

  2.45pm: Sighted Commodore's ship Wisley with 5 other ships

  4.00pm: Took up position at head of convoy; gale moderating.

  8.00pm: Moderate gale with thunder & lightning, high following sea; ship pitching

  9.00pm: SS Visigoth rejoined convoy

  8.00pm: [until midnight] Moderate gale, heavy thunder & lightning; frequent violent rain squalls


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6 January 1918

Hampton Roads to UK

Lat 40.0, Long -52.1

  2.00am: Vivid lightning to southward

Daylight – 12 ships in sight

  6.00am: Various reductions in revs during watch on account of convoy dropping astern

  5.30pm: Steamer passed steering about SE

  6.30pm: Heavy rain squalls during watch


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7 January 1918

Hampton Roads to UK

Lat 40.7, Long -48.3

Daylight – 12 ships in sight

10.00am: Commenced zigzagging & continued until noon

  1.45pm: Zigzagging until 2.45pm

  5.00pm: Heavy north-easterly swell & heavy rain squalls

  9.00pm: High easterly swell & heavy rain squalls


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8 January 1918

Hampton Roads to UK

Lat 42.2, Long -46.0

  2.00am: Heavy head sea, ship plunging heavily & shipping heavy water forward

  6.00am: Similar weather & conditions

10.40am: Turned & steamed towards SS Dagland 9 miles astern of convoy

11.15am: Turned & steamed full speed ahead to rejoin convoy

  4.00pm: In station at head of convoy

  3.00pm: Strong gale, high head sea; shipping heavy water forward

  6.00pm: Similar weather & conditions

  9.00pm: Gale increasing, mountainous head sea; shipping heavy seas forward


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9 January 1918

Hampton Roads to UK

Lat 43.4, Long -44.1

  2.00am: Whole gale, mountainous head sea; shipping heavy water forward; violent rain squalls at frequent intervals

  6.35am: Observed a fire on after part of American oiler Wico; convoy immediately stopped; log hauled in; steamed over towards Wico to render assistance if necessary

  6.55am: In communication with Wico who reported fire under control

  7.15am: Signalled convoy to proceed & reform

11.00am: Whole gale, high head sea; ship pitching heavily & shipping heavy water forward

  2.00pm: Gale continued; high head sea; ship pitching heavily & shipping heavy water forward

10.00pm: Gale moderating; high head sea; ship pitching heavily & shipping water forward


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10 January 1918

Hampton Roads to UK

Lat 44.3, Long -41.1

Daylight – 11 ships in sight


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11 January 1918

Hampton Roads to UK

Lat 45.4, Long -37.8

Daylight – 11 ships in sight

10.05am: Commenced zigzagging

10.30am: Ceased zigzagging on account of ships being out of position

11.00am: Resumed zigzagging

     Noon: Finished zigzagging

  1.30pm: Zigzagging until 3.30pm


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12 January 1918

Hampton Roads to UK

Lat 46.8, Long -34.3

Daylight – 11 ships in sight

11.05am: Commenced zigzagging & continued throughout watch

  1.05pm: SS Craig~~ [?] on fire; proceeded at full speed to her assistance

  1.30pm: Fire out; no assistance required; altered course E & took up position at head of convoy


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13 January 1918

Hampton Roads to UK

Lat 48.2, Long -30.3

Daylight - 11 ships in sight


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14 January 1918

Hampton Roads to UK

Lat 49.2, Long -25.8

12.30am: [until 3.00am] Continuous heavy rain

Daylight – 11 ships in sight

10.45am: Commenced zigzagging

11.55am: Negative zigzagging

  4.00pm: [until 8.00pm] Wind increasing & sea rising, ship plunging heavily & taking heavy seas on board forward

  9.00pm: Whole gale, high head sea; ship taking heavy seas over forward


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15 January 1918

Hampton Roads to UK

Lat 49.8, Long -23.4

  2.00am: Gale continued; high head sea, ship pitching & racing heavily & taking heavy seas forward.

Daylight – 10 ships in sight; SS Brookhurst [not identified] adrift

  6.00am: Wind & sea moderating

  9.00am: Sighted SS Brookhurst off port quarter


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16 January 1918

Hampton Roads to UK

[no position]

  3.00am: High head sea, ship pitching & rolling heavily

Daylight – 11 ships in sight

  2.00pm: Continuous misty rain


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17 January 1918

Hampton Roads to UK

[no position]

Daylight – 11 ships in sight.

2.45pm: Wind hauled S

4.30pm: Destroyer escort sighted

5.10pm: Destroyer alongside & passed orders on board

8.30pm: SS Wico stopped, engine trouble; sloop Bluebell standing by her


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18 January 1918

Hampton Roads to UK

[no position]

  8.00am: Took up position at head of W column


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19 January 1918

Hampton Roads to UK

Lat 49.9, Long -6.5

[position for Bishop Rock]

Daylight – 10 ships in sight

  2.15pm: Sighted relief destroyers ahead

  3.30pm: SS Mantilla & Felix Taussig left convoy with escorts

  9.20pm: Bishop Rock N20E 18 miles


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20 January 1918

Hampton Roads to UK

Lat 50.6, Long -1.3

[position for St Catherine's Lighthouse]

  4.00am: Lizard abeam approximately 19 miles

Daylight – 8 ships in sight

  2.00pm: Terrific squalls of hurricane force at frequent intervals, ship rolling heavily & shipping heavy water fore & aft

  6.00pm: Gale continued & heavy sea still running

11.40pm: St Catherine's abeam


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21 January 1918

Hampton Roads to UK [Downs anchorage]

Lat 50.9, Long 1.0

[position for Dungeness]

12.53am: St Catherine's abeam 19 miles

  4.30am: Ships for Havre left convoy under escort

  5.45am: Cape Antifer abeam 35 miles

  7.15am: Commenced zigzagging number 3 diagram

  9.07am: Ceased zigzagging

  9.54am: Resumed zigzagging

  1.40pm: Dungeness abeam; full speed ahead, single line

  3.10pm: Passed through Folkstone Gate; convoy dispersed

  4.00pm: South Goodwin abeam 2 miles

  4.35pm: Engines stopped; examination boat alongside

  4.45pm: Pilot boarded

  5.00pm: Came to anchor 60 fathoms cable starboard anchor


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22 January 1918

Downs to London

Lat 51.3, Long 1.5

[position for Downs]

11.30am: Hove up & proceeded towards London; course & speed as per pilot

  1.30pm: Passed Tongue Light Vessel

  2.15pm: Passed Edinburgh Light Vessel

  4.50pm: Stopped & changed pilots at Gravesend

  5.50pm: Examination vessel alongside

  7.45pm: Made 2 tugs fast forward

  9.20pm: Proceeded towards dock gates

10.30pm: Alongside number 2 shed, East India Docks

10.50pm: All fast fore and aft; engines rung off


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23 January 1918

London

Lat 51.5, Long 0.0

  7.45am: Pontoon hauled out & vessel hove alongside quay

  8.00am: Commenced discharging from all hatches

  5.00pm: Finished all work for the day


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24 January 1918

London

Lat 51.5, Long 0.0

  8.00am: Resumed work discharging from all hatches

  5.00pm: Finished all work for the day; dockyard hands engaged at repairs in engine room & deck departments


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25 January 1918

London

Lat 51.5, Long 0.0

  7.00am: Resumed work discharging from all hatches

  5.00pm: Finished all work for the day; dockyard hands working at various repairs


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26 January 1918

London

Lat 51.5, Long 0.0

  7.00am: Resumed work at all hatches

  4.00pm: Ceased all work for the day; dockyard hands working at repairs


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27 January 1918

London

Lat 51.5, Long 0


London bombed


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28 January 1918

London

Lat 51.5, Long 0.0

  7.00am: Resumed work discharging from all hatches

  9.00am: Commenced coaling ship

  5.00pm: All work finished for the day; dockyard hands working at repairs

  8.30pm: First air raid warning sounded; all lights on ship darkened

  8.45pm: Attack commenced & continued until 10.00pm at which time hostile planes were driven off


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29 January 1918

London

Lat 51.5, Long 0.0

12.05am: Hostile planes returned & dropped bombs on city until 1.10am

  1.20am: All clear sounded

  7.00am: Resumed work discharging from 2, 3 & 4 hatches & commenced bunkering ship

  5.00pm: All work ceased for the day; dockyard men engaged at various repairs

10.30pm: Air raid warning given; all lights extinguished

11.10pm: Attack commenced & continued till 1.30am when all clear was sounded


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30 January 1918

London

Lat 51.5, Long 0.0

  7.00am: Resumed work at all hatches

  8.00am: All MMR joined with exception of Saddler OS

  5.00pm: All work finished for the day; dockyard hands employed at repairs


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31 January 1918

London

Lat 51.5, Long 0.0

  7.00am: Commenced work in number 3 hold discharging & collecting oil from number 1 bilges

  9.00am: Resumed work coaling at number 2 hatch

  5.00pm: Finished work for the day; dockyard men engaged at repairs



LOGS FOR FEBRUARY 1918


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1 February 1918

London

Lat 51.5, Long 0.0

  7.00am: Coaling ship recommenced in permanent bunkers

11.00am: Knocked off coaling; dockyard men working at repairs


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2 February 1918

London

Lat 51.5, Long 0.0

  8.00am: Coaling gangs recommenced putting coal in permanent bunkers

  9.00am: Gang commenced dumping ashes & chalk

  1.00pm: Coaling gangs finished for the day on account of wet weather

  7.00pm: All work finished for the day; dockyard men employed at repairs


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3 February 1918

London

Lat 51.5, Long 0.0

  5.00am: Resumed dumping ashes

  6.00am: Coaling resumed

  7.00am: Resumed work at numbers 3 & 4 holds

  9.00am: Commenced loading chalk

11.00am: Commenced to take in ashes

11.30am: Permanent bunkers finished

  1.00pm: Resumed work all over

  7.00pm: Coaling finished

10.30pm: S Baker AB returning from leave fell in dock owing to darkness; after he had been in the dock for a considerable time & was apparently exhausted, Surgeon Frossard dived from dock wall & rescued him with considerable difficulty


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LOG BOOK – FEBRUARY 4th 1918 TO APRIL 8th 1918


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4 February 1918

London to Plymouth Sound

Lat 51.3, Long 1.5

[position for Downs]

  3.30am: Tugs fast fore & aft, cast off moorings & proceeded

  5.20am: Gates opened & ship proceeded out of dock

  5.30am: Cast off aft tug

  5.45am: Cast off forward tug

  7.00am: Engines stopped approaching Gravesend

  7.15am: Changed pilots & proceeded full speed ahead

  9.00am: Stopped at Nore Light Vessel by examination vessel

  9.15am: Full speed ahead towards sea

  1.00pm: Came to anchor in Downs in 45 fathoms, starboard anchor

  1.45pm: Hove up & proceeded at full speed

  3.40pm: Passed through Folkestone Gate

  5.10pm: Dungeness Light Vessel abeam

  9.40pm: Brighton Light Vessel abeam

11.40pm: Owers Light Vessel abeam


Lookouts for this voyage: Apps, Clarke, Graham, Hall, MacAuley, Maloney, Pidgeon, Saddler, Wilson


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5 February 1918

London to Plymouth Sound

Lat 50.3, Long -4.2

  2.20am: St Catherine's abeam

  6.25am: Shambles Light Vessel abeam; commenced zigzagging

  9.55am: Sidmouth abeam

11.40am: Start Point abeam

     Noon: Dense fog throughout watch; Admiralty instructions carried out

  3.20pm: Came to anchor in Plymouth Sound 45 fathoms starboard anchor & cable


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6 February 1918

Plymouth Sound

Lat 50.3, Long -4.2


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7 February 1918

Plymouth Sound

Lat 50.3, Long -4.2


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8 February 1918

Plymouth Sound to New York

Lat 50.3, Long -4.2

  1.00pm: Ships of convoy hoisted distinguishing signals

  2.18pm: Hove up & proceeded to sea

  2.30pm: Passed Breakwater Lighthouse

  5.05pm: Ships in station


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9 February 1918

Plymouth Sound to New York

[no position]

  2.00pm: Strong breeze, light westerly swell, pitching & racing heavily, weather overcast


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10 February 1918

Plymouth Sound to New York

[no position]

  1.00am: Convoy dispersed

  2.45am: Destroyers left

  3.20am: Commenced zigzagging

  4.00am: Fresh breeze, light westerly swell, ship rocking & pitching heavily, weather clear

  1.00pm: Sighted 2 trawlers


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11 February 1918

Plymouth Sound to New York

Lat 47.0, Long -15.0

  2.00pm: Moderate gale, high head sea, ship pitching & rolling heavily, squally weather

Zigzagging throughout


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12 February 1918


Plymouth Sound to New York

Lat 46.2, Long -19.6

  2.00pm: Moderate gale, high head sea, ship pitching & racing heavily; weather overcast, showery & clear

Zigzagging throughout


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13 February 1918

Plymouth Sound to New York

Lat 46.0, Long -24.3

  2.00pm: Strong gale, high head sea, ship pitching heavily & shipping water forward; fierce rain squalls at frequent intervals

10.00pm: Gale moderating, sea falling, weather brightening

Zigzagging throughout


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14 February 1918

Plymouth Sound to New York

Lat 45.3, Long -28.9

11.00am: Engines stopped for repairs

     Noon: Full speed ahead

  2.00pm: Strong breeze, high head swell, ship pitching & racing heavily; weather overcast & squally

Zigzagging throughout


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15 February 1918

Plymouth Sound to New York

Lat 44.0, Long -32.8

  3.00pm: Strong gale, high sea, ship pitching & labouring heavily, shipping heavy water fore & aft, frequent rain squalls

  9.00pm: Weather moderating


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16 February 1918

Plymouth Sound to New York

Lat 40.4, Long -36.2

  5.00pm: Fresh gale, high head sea, ship pitching heavily; weather overcast & squally


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17 February 1918

Plymouth Sound to New York

Lat 41.0, Long -39.7

  5.00am: Strong breeze, high head sea, constant heavy rain until 7.00am; weather clearing afterwards


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18 February 1918

Plymouth Sound to New York

Lat 39.2, Long -44.0

  5.00pm: Strong to moderate breeze, rough head sea; weather overcast & showery


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19 February 1918

[incorrect date in log]

Plymouth Sound to New York

Lat 37.9, Long -46.8

  9.20am: Engine stopped & target dropped

  9.35am: Commenced firing

11.05am: Ceased firing & proceeded to pick up target

11.30am: Full speed ahead

  1.00pm: After practice, extension piece of 6" B4 pisaba brush was lost overboard accidentally

  6.00pm: Moderate breeze, rough beam sea, ship rolling heavily; weather fine & clear


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20 February 1918

Plymouth Sound to New York

Lat 36.4, Long -51.6

  9.15am: Engines stopped & dropped target

  9.20am: Commenced firing

  9.38am: Ceased firing & proceeded to pick up target

  9.55am: Full speed ahead

11.00pm: Strong breeze, clear cloudy weather, wind freshening from 10.30pm


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21 February 1918

Plymouth Sound to New York

Lat 36.4, Long -56.4

  3.00pm: This afternoon Wm Wilson OS whilst working coal out of number II lower hold was hurt by fore raft beam falling on him; he received medical attention at once

  6.00pm: Strong breeze, high head sea, ship pitching & engines racing heavily; weather overcast & cloudy


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22 February 1918

Plymouth Sound to New York

Lat 37.0, Long -59.9

  2.00am: Strong breeze, heavy head sea, ship pitching & engine racing heavily; weather clear

10.00pm: Fresh breeze, moderate following sea, cloudy & clear


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23 February 1918

Plymouth Sound to New York

Lat 37.0, Long -59.9

  6.00am: Moderate to fresh gale, high following sea, violent rain squalls, overcast & cloudy

  9.00am: Violent gale, high confused sea, ship rolling pitching very heavily, fierce squalls of hurricane force [wind force 11 at 10.00am]

  5.00pm: Strong gale, high head sea, ship pitching very heavily; frequent sleet squalls, weather clear


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24 February 1918

Plymouth Sound to New York

Lat 38.7, Long -67.7

  3.00am: Fresh gale, high head sea, frequent heavy squalls, overcast & cloudy

  6.53am: Engines stopped for repairs

  7.28am: Full speed ahead

  6.00pm: Strong wind, high head sea; weather fine & clear


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25 February 1918

Plymouth Sound to New York

Lat 40.6, Long -73.1

[position for Fire Island]

  8.20am: Passed numerous pieces of wreckage

     Noon: [until 4.00pm] Passed numerous lifebelts & large quantity of wreckage*

  5.12pm: Fire Island Light Vessel abeam

  7.48pm: Ambrose Light Vessel abeam

  8.26pm: Pilot boarded

  8.40pm: Stopped for examination vessel

  8.50pm: At second examination vessel

10.30pm: Passed boom

10.45pm: Came to anchor off Staten Island; port anchor, 45 fathoms


*Possibly wreckage from SS Florizel which sank off Cape Race on February 23:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SS_Florizel


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26 February 1918

New York

Lat 40.7, Long -74.0

  4.00am: Riding to anchor

  8.00am: Strong gale; fierce hurricane squalls

10.00am: Let go starboard anchor & 15 fathoms cable


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27 February 1918

New York

Lat 40.7, Long -74.0

  7.10am: Pilot boarded

  7.20am: Anchors up; swung ship with assistance of tug & proceeded towards berth

  8.00am: Off Pier 4, Bush Dock, awaiting berth

  8.25am: Ship in berth; gangs on board, work commenced at once in 1, 3 & 4 holds

  6.00pm: Gangs finished for the day


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28 February 1918

New York

Lat 40.7, Long -74.0

  7.00am: Resumed work at all hatches discharging

  6.00pm: Day gang stopped work

  7.00pm: Night gang resumed work at all hatches



LOGS FOR MARCH 1918


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1 March 1918

New York

Lat 40.7, Long -74.0

  6.00am: Night gang stopped work

  7.00am: Day gang resumed work


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2 March 1918

New York

Lat 40.7, Long -74.0

  7.00am: Work resumed at all hatches

Cargo in very bad condition; boxes broken & recoppered


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3 March 1918

New York

Lat 40.7, Long -74.0

  6.00am: Wind increased to gale force; rough sea

  7.00am: Resumed work all over; lighters taking heavy water on board

  8.00am: Work knocked off aft; crews engaged putting extra moorings out

11.30am: Work knocked off forward owing to weather conditions


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4 March 1918

New York

Lat 40.7, Long -74.0

  7.00am: Work resumed on board at all hatches

 Midnight: Knocked off all over for the night


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5 March 1918

New York

Lat 40.7, Long -74.0

  7.00am: Work resumed at all hatches

All cargo shipped in bad condition; numerous boxes broken & recoppered


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6 March 1918

New York

Lat 40.7, Long -74.0

  7.00am: Work resumed at all hatches

11.05pm: Work stopped on account of heavy snow

Cargo being shipped in bad condition; boxes broken & recoppered


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7 March 1918

New York to Halifax NS

Lat 40.7, Long -74.0

12.30am: Work resumed at 1, 2 & 3 hatches

  9.00am: Work finished at all hatches & hatches covered up

10.30am: Cast off moorings & proceeded out of dock at half astern assisted by 2 tugs

10.45am: Swung in river & proceeded to sea, course & speed as per pilot

12.20pm: Engines stopped

12.30pm: Pilot left; engines full speed ahead

  3.45pm: Fire Island Light Vessel abeam


Lookouts for this voyage and to UK: Apps, Clarke, Graham, Hall, MacAuley, Maloney


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8 March 1918

New York to Halifax NS

Lat 40.7, Long -69.3

10.05am: Nantucket Light Vessel abeam

  3.00pm: Light variable airs, moderate head sea, fine & clear


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9 March 1918

New York to Halifax NS

Lat 43.5, Long -65.2

  3.00am: Light snow

10.40am: Brazil Rock abeam

     Noon: Fresh breeze, smooth sea; weather hazy with light snow showers

  2.30pm: Little Hope abeam; heavy snow until 3pm

  8.40pm: Sambro Light Vessel abeam

  9.30pm: Stopped & received orders to follow examination vessel into anchorage

11.35pm: Dropped anchor & boarded by examination officer


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10 March 1918

Halifax NS

Lat 44.6, Long -63.6

12.40am: Hove up anchor & proceeded to follow patrol vessel

  1.05am: Proceeded through 1st gateway, course & speed to Captain's orders

  1.30am: Passed through 2nd gateway

  2.10am: Anchored off number 2 Pier, 45 fathoms in 8 fathoms of water (port anchor)

  2.40pm: Pilot on board

  3.00pm: Hove up anchor & proceeded to berth at number 2 Pier, assisted by 2 Admiralty tugs

  3.30pm: Made fast fore & aft; engines rung off


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11 March 1918

Halifax NS

Lat 44.6, Long -63.6

  9.00am: Coal bags alongside & gear rigged for bunkering

  9.15am: Coaling commenced in forward bunker hatch

  4.30pm: All coal required on board (150 tons); hatches covered up


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12 March 1918

Halifax NS to UK

Lat 44.6, Long -63.6

11.30am: Cast off moorings & proceeded out of dock, assisted by 2 Admiralty tugs

11.40am: Ship swung in river; tugs cast off & pilot boarded

     Noon: Steaming down harbour, course & speed to pilot's orders

  1.20pm: Stopped & discharged pilot; set course SSE

  4.00pm: Proceeding at full speed, overtaking convoy

  4.00pm: Heavy snow throughout watch; BOT [Board of Trade] regulations complied with

  7.00pm: Ship in station at head of convoy; strong breeze & heavy snow throughout watch, sea moderate


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13 March 1918

Halifax NS to UK

[no position]

  8.00am: Moderate breeze & sea; weather hazy

12.15pm: Fog cleared, sighted 12 ships


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14 March 1918

Halifax NS to UK

Lat 43.3, Long -56.1

  3.00am: Moderate gale, high following sea, shipping heavy water for & aft; weather clear

Daylight – 15 ships in sight

  6.40am: Proceeded to steam toward rear ships of convoy

  8.00am: At rear of convoy turned & proceeded up lines communicating with various ships

  1.00pm: Sighted remainder of convoy 4 points on starboard bow

  6.15pm: Convoy assembled; all ships in proper stations

  8.00pm: Light breeze, smooth sea, weather fine & clear


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15 March 1918

Halifax NS to UK

Lat 43.2, Long -52.2

Daylight – 30 ships in sight

10.00am: Strong southerly gale, continuous rain, high sea & hazy weather

  3.00pm: Weather moderating, heavy rain throughout, weather hazy

  6.00pm: Thick fog throughout watch, regulations complied with; fresh breeze & moderate sea

  8.30pm: Weather cleared


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16 March 1918

Halifax NS to UK

Lat 43.2, Long -48.8

  6.45am: Speed reduced in order to get to rear of convoy

  7.30am: At rear of convoy

  8.00am: Fresh gale & high following sea; thick snow showers at frequent intervals

     Noon: Commenced running oil from port & starboard bow

  3.20pm: Pooped heavy sea, washing wire reels off poop & breaking up poop rails; all hands employed clearing away wreckage

  4.00pm: Strong westerly gale, mountainous following sea, fierce snow & hail squalls at frequent intervals

  7.20pm: Sighted steamer not under command (SS Parisian)

  9.00pm: Strong gale [wind force 10], mountainous following sea; ship pitching & rolling heavily & shipping heavy seas fore & aft; steampipe casing washed off forward deck & bridge deck ladder carried away aft (port side)


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17 March 1918

Halifax NS to UK

Lat 43.7, Long -44.5

  5.00am: Strong gale with squalls of hurricane force; mountainous following sea; ship pitching & rolling heavily & shipping huge seas fore & aft; frequent hail squalls

  4.00pm: Several ships of convoy dropped astern owing to their steering gear being carried away

  7.00pm: Whole gale, mountainous following sea; ship pitching & rolling heavily & shipping large quantities of water fore & aft; frequent hail squalls of hurricane force


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18 March 1918

Halifax NS to UK

Lat 44.6, Long -40.0

  4.00am: Strong gale, mountainous following sea; ship pitching & rolling heavily & shipping heavy seas fore & aft

     Noon: Weather slightly moderating

  3.00pm: Fresh gale, high following sea; ship pitching heavily & shipping seas fore & aft

  6.00pm: Violent thunderstorm & vivid lightning [until 8.00pm]

  8.00pm: Strong breeze & high following sea accompanied by thunder & lightning [until midnight]


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19 March 1918

Halifax NS to UK

Lat 45.2, Long -37.0

  6.00am: Strong gale, high quarterly sea, ship rolling heavily & shipping heavy seas; all ships of convoy steering wildly

  8.00am: Hove to on starboard tack; hospital ship passed steering W

11.30am: Wind & weather improving; signalled convoy to proceed at noon

     Noon: Convoy underway, weather moderating; [until 2.00pm] rounding up stragglers astern

  2.15pm: Turned & proceeded to follow convoy at full speed

  7.00pm: Abeam of new ships of convoy & proceeded to take up station at head of convoy

  8.15pm: In station at head of convoy

 Midnight: Fresh breeze, rough following sea; weather cloudy, clear & showery


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20 March 1918

Halifax NS to UK

Lat 47.6, Long -33.5

  6.10am: Proceeded at full speed to right wing of convoy in order to re-form columns

  7.30am: Proceeded at full speed to take up station at head of convoy

  8.00pm: Strong breeze, rough sea & frequent heavy rain squalls


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21 March 1918

Halifax NS to UK

Lat 48.3, Long -29.7

  4.00am: Moderate breeze, confused swell; weather clear

  6.00am: Cruising through convoy signalling various ships to get into proper stations [until 8.00am]

  3.30pm: Caught up convoy & signalled rear ships re station keeping; turned & steamed towards Y & L columns

  5.00pm: Signalled rear ships of Y & L columns

  6.30pm: In station at head of convoy


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22 March 1918

Halifax NS to UK

Lat 49.3, Long -24.3

  3.00am: Light breeze, smooth sea, clear showery weather

10.00am: Zigzagging manoeuvres carried out [until noon]

  3.00pm: Commenced number 3 zigzag

  4.45pm: Ceased zigzagging


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23 March 1918

Halifax NS to UK

Lat 50.2, Long -19.6

  7.00am: Wind hauled SSE in heavy rain squall

  8.00am: Fresh breeze, choppy sea, rain throughout watch, weather clear

  9.30am: About ship & steamed to westward to communicate with stragglers

     Noon: In station at head of convoy

  4.05pm: Commenced zigzagging number 3 diagram

  6.05pm: Ceased zigzagging


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24 March 1918

Halifax NS to UK

Lat 50.0, Long -15.4

10.00am: Zigzagging [until noon]

  1.50pm: Commenced number 3 zigzag

  4.00pm: Light breeze, calm sea, fine clear weather

  4.50pm: Ceased zigzagging


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25 March 1918

Halifax NS to UK

Lat 49.9, Long -10.9

  5.25am: Destroyer escort sighted right ahead

  6.00am: Escort up with convoy & orders passed on board

  7.10am: Dropped back into station previously occupied by SS Corfe Castle


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26 March 1918

Halifax NS to UK

[no position]

  1.00pm: Sighted relief destroyer ahead

  2.00pm: American destroyers left with ships bound to W coast

  2.15pm: Plymouth bound ships left under escort

  2.46pm: Observed heavy explosion 10 miles off our starboard bow*

  5.00pm: Lizard abeam 8 miles

  9.30pm: Eddystone abeam 30 miles


* Possibly the explosion of a depth charge dropped on U-61 by British PC51, in St George's Channel, Irish Sea. Unfortunately, Carrigan Head provided no location for the day.


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27 March 1918

Halifax NS to UK

Lat 50.9, Long 1.0

[position for Dungeness]

12.35am: Start Point abeam 26 miles

  6.25am: Caskets S31W 15 miles

  2.00pm: Zigzagging throughout watch

  9.15pm: Ceased zigzagging

10.00pm: Formed single line ahead

10.30pm: Dungeness Lighthouse abeam 5 miles

 Midnight: Passed through Folkstone Gate


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28 March 1918

Halifax NS to UK (Downs anchorage)

Lat 51.3, Long 1.5

[position for Downs]

12.45am: Passed South Goodwin Light Vessel

  1.15am: Anchored in Downs

  9.35am: Hove up & proceeded towards river, course & speed to pilot's orders

10.30am: Passed Tongue Light Vessel

  2.30pm: Passed Southend

  3.25pm: Passed Thameshaven

  3.35pm: Stopped in Lower Hope for examination steamer

  4.10pm: Proceeded slow ahead up river

  4.15pm: Stopped for customs

  4.20pm: Slow ahead towards anchorage

  4.30pm: Passed through pontoon bridge

  4.35pm: Stopped engines; anchor let go 45 fathoms in 7 fathoms water

11.45pm: Stand by; hove short; 2 tugs alongside


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29 March 1918

Downs to London

Lat 51.5, Long 0.0

 Midnight: Anchor up & proceeded to swing; tugs of no assistance owing to hawsers carrying away

  1.35am: Vessel swung

  3.30am: Entered Millwall Docks in violent thunder & squall

  4.00am: Vessel all fast in berth

  2.00pm: Shifted ship astern

  3.30pm: In berth; made fast fore & aft

No work done on board today


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30 March 1918

London (Millwall Docks)

Lat 51.5, Long 0.0

  7.30am: Commenced discharging from all hatches

  9.00am: Commenced bunkering

     Noon: Heavy rain; all work ceased for the day


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31 March 1918

London

Lat 51.5, Long 0.0

  7.00am: Resumed work, discharging from all hatches

  5.00pm: All work stopped for the day



LOGS FOR APRIL 1918


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1 April 1918

London

Lat 51.5, Long 0.0

  7.00am: Cargo gangs resumed work fore & aft

  5.00pm: All work stopped for the day


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2 April 1918

London

Lat 51.5, Long 0.0

  7.00am: Resumed all over, also at bunkers & various repairs

  5.00pm: Finished work for the day at cargo & bunkers


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3 April 1918

London

Lat 51.5, Long 0.0

  6.00am: Dockyard hands resumed work at repairs

  7.00am: Resumed work at cargo & bunkers

  7.00pm: All work at cargo finished for the day

  7.35pm: Dockyard hands finished work


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4 April 1918

London

Lat 51.5, Long 0.0

  6.00am: Dockyard hands resumed work

  7.00am: Resumed work at cargo in all holds

  7.00pm: Work knocked off for the day

  7.30pm: Dockyard men finished for the day


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5 April 1918

London

Lat 51.5, Long 0.0

  6.00am: Dockyard men resumed work

  7.00am: Work resumed at hatches

  7.00pm: All work ceased for the day


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6 April 1918

London

Lat 51.5, Long 0.0

  7.00am: Sand barges alongside commenced loading ballast; commenced bunkering

     Noon: Ceased work loading ballast

  2.00pm: Stopped bunkering on account of rain


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7 April 1918

London

Lat 51.5, Long 0.0

  7.00am: Work resumed at bunkers

  1.35pm: Finished bunkering


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8 April 1918

London

Lat 51.5, Long 0.0

  7.00am: Work resumed loading ballast

  4.30pm: All ballast on board; dockyard hands still employed at repairs



LOG BOOK – APRIL 9th 1918 TO JUNE 13th 1918


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9 April 1918

London to Plymouth

Lat 51.5, Long 0.0

11.30am: Singled up moorings & proceeded towards dock gates assisted by 2 tugs

12.30pm: Passed through dock gates; cast off aft tug & made same fast forward

12.40pm: Heading downstream

  1.00pm: Cast off forward tug

  3.00pm: Stopped at Gravesend; changed pilots

  3.35pm: Passed Thameshaven

  3.50pm: Passed Chapman Lighthouse

  4.55pm: Engines stopped; starboard anchor let go in 8 fathoms water; Nore Light Vessel S18W, 1 mile


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10 April 1918

London to Plymouth

Lat 51.5, Long 0.88

[position for Nore]

  9.00am: Hove up & proceeded to communicate with Nore Light Vessel

10.10am: Heavy fog came down; let go starboard anchor

11.00am: Clearing somewhat; hove up; course & speed to pilot's orders

12.30pm: Dense fog came down; dropped starboard anchor

  2.15pm: Weather cleared; hove up & proceeded at full speed

  3.35pm: Elbow Buoy abeam

  4.00pm: Course & speed various through Downs, awaiting cutter to discharge pilot

  5.50pm: Discharged pilot & proceeded full speed towards Folkestone Gate

  6.48pm: Passed through Folkestone Gate

  7.47pm: Dungeness Light Vessel abeam

10.00pm: Passed Royal Sovereign Light Vessel


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11 April 1918

London to Plymouth (Weymouth Bay)

Lat 50.5, Long -2.5

[position for Portland Bill]

  1.50am: Owers Light Vessel abeam 3 miles

  3.30am: St Catherine's abeam 3 miles

  7.05am: Patrol trawler Verbena number 176 flying signal (stop immediately)

  7.30am: In communication with Verbena through megaphone; she reported all traffic bound W had to put into Weymouth Bay but that it did not apply to (armed escort) vessels

  9.00am: Portland Bill abeam 2 miles

10.45am: Bridport abeam; about ship & steered for Weymouth Bay

     Noon: Portland Bill abeam

12.20pm: Shambles buoy abeam; proceeded towards examination steamer in Weymouth Bay

  1.00pm: Examination officer boarded

  1.30pm: Let go anchor in Weymouth Bay

  6.30pm: Destroyer escort arrived & senior officer boarded

  7.30pm: Anchor up & slow ahead

  8.20pm: Portland Bill abeam


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12 April 1918

London to Plymouth

Lat 50.3, Long -4.2

  2.30am: Start Point abeam

  4.10am: Eddystone Lighthouse abeam

  5.20am: Passed breakwater

  5.30am: Came to anchor in 7 fathoms water starboard anchor & 45 fathoms chain

  6.40am: Pilot on board

  6.45am: Hove up & proceeded up harbour to number 5 buoy

  7.50am: Moored to buoy & engines rung off


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13 April 1918

Plymouth Sound to New York

Lat 50.3, Long -4.2

  8.00am: Tug alongside & hawser passed on board forward

  8.05am: Moorings slipped from buoy & proceeded at slow speed 'assisted by tug' towards Sound

  8.30am: Tug let go

  8.40am: Came to anchor in Sound

  1.52pm: Anchor up; engines slow ahead & proceeded out of harbour with convoy

  4.00pm: Eddystone Lighthouse N27E; ships of convoy squared up

  4.45pm: Zigzagging commenced

  7.55pm: Negative zigzagging


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14 April 1918

Plymouth Sound to New York

Lat 48.8, Long -8.2

  5.00am: Commenced zigzagging number 3 diagram

  5.25pm: HMS Hardy reported enemy submarine on port bow; all hands to action stations

  6.40pm: Secured guns & dismissed

10.50pm: Destroyer escort left


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15 April 1918

Plymouth Sound to New York

Lat 47.6, Long -12.4

  5.00am: Zigzagging number 3 diagram

  7.24pm: Negative zigzag


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16 April 1918

Plymouth Sound to New York

Lat 47.2, Long -17.0

  5.28am: Commenced zigzagging number 3 diagram

  9.30am: Reduced to 42 revs on account of Greek SS dropping behind

11.55am: Greek steamer in position

  7.40pm: Ceased zigzagging


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17 April 1918

Plymouth Sound to New York

Lat 46.3, Long -21.8

  5.03am: Commenced zigzagging number 3 diagram

  7.30pm: Convoy dispersed; full speed ahead


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18 April 1918

Plymouth Sound to New York

Lat 44.9, Long -27.3

  6.00am: Zigzagging throughout on number 3 diagram

11.00pm: Ceased zigzag


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19 April 1918

Plymouth Sound to New York

Lat 42.8, Long -32.9

  7.15am: Wind hauled NW in heavy squall

  6.00pm: Passed through a quantity of wreckage during watch


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20 April 1918

Plymouth Sound to New York

Lat 40.5, Long -38.0

  3.30pm: Wind hauled NNW in heavy squall


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21 April 1918

Plymouth Sound to New York

Lat 38.0, Long -43.1

  1.05pm: Sighted steamer bound east

  1.40pm: Secured guns & dismissed crews


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22 April 1918

Plymouth Sound to New York

[no position]

  9.15am: Stopped & dropped target

  9.25am: Commenced firing

10.20am: Ceased firing; picked up target

10.25am: Target on board & full speed ahead


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23 April 1918

Plymouth Sound to New York

Lat 37.0, Long -53.7

  4.00pm: High head sea; ship pitching heavily

  8.00pm: Ship pitching heavily & spraying fore & aft

 Midnight: Ship spraying heavily forward


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24 April 1918

Plymouth Sound to New York

Lat 37.2, Long -58.0

  1.20am: Wind hauled NW during heavy rain squall

  1.15pm: Passed 2 logs about 30 feet long, covered with marine growth

  4.00pm: Heavy head swell, ship pitching

10.00pm: Vivid lightning to northward


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25 April 1918

Plymouth Sound to New York

Lat 36.9, Long -63.1

  2.00am: Wind hauled NW during rain squall

  4.00am: Heavy head swell, ship pitching

  2.30pm: Wind hauled N; head swell, SS pitching

 Midnight: Passed large 3-masted ship


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26 April 1918

Plymouth Sound to New York

Lat 37.8, Long -68.0


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27 April 1918

Plymouth Sound to New York

Lat 40.7, Long -74.0

  3.12pm: Pilot boarded, engines full ahead

  3.30pm: SP 225 signalled (will escort you in)

  4.45pm: Engines stopped at quarantine station; all hands mustered for doctor

  4.50pm: Doctor on board

  5.05pm: Pratique granted & doctor disembarked

  5.20pm: Engines slow ahead

  5.30pm: Engines stopped & came to anchor 45 fathoms port anchor chain in 5 fathoms water


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28 April 1918

New York

Lat 40.7, Long -74.0


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29 April 1918

New York to Philadelphia

Lat 40.7, Long -74.0

  7.00am: Thick fog; BOT regulations complied with

  4.15pm: Fog lifting slightly

  4.35pm: Pilot boarded, engines rung stand by & commenced to heave up anchor

  4.50pm: Anchor up & ship proceeded down harbour, course & speed as per pilot

  5.10pm: Dense fog set in

  6.10pm: Passed guard ship

  6.30pm: Engines stopped, waiting to drop pilot

  6.54pm: Pilot left ship, engines slow ahead

  7.05pm: Ambrose Light Vessel abeam

Midnight: Dense fog; BOT regulations carried out


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30 April 1918

New York to Philadelphia

Lat 39.5, Long -75.6

[position for Reedy Island]

12.10am: Fog cleared

  6.27am: Northeast Light Vessel abeam

  6.55am: Passed red buoy with superstructure

  7.15am: Five Fathom Light Vessel abeam

  9.20am: Engines stopped

10.00am: Pilot boarded

11.00am: Fourteen Feet Lighthouse abeam

11.45am: Cross Ledge

  1.55pm: Anchored off Reedy Island awaiting pratique being granted; crew mustered

  2.05pm: Doctor left, pratique granted; hove up & proceeded

  2.50pm: Passed Fort Delaware

  3.30pm: Deepwater Point abeam

  4.00pm: Stopped off Marcus Hook state quarantine station

  4.05pm: Doctor boarded

  4.10pm: Doctor left & ship proceeded

  5.05pm: Passed navy yards

  5.25pm: Engines stopped & tug made fast forward; proceeded to swing ship in river

  6.00pm: Ship swung & alongside wharf at 57th Street Pier, Southside

  6.10pm: Made fast fore & aft



LOGS FOR MAY 1918


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1 May 1918

Philadelphia

Lat 39.91, Long -75.13

  9.00am: Loading cargo commenced

  5.00pm: Day gangs finished for the day

  6.00pm: Gangs commenced discharging ballast


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2 May 1918

Philadelphia

Lat 39.91, Long -75.13

7.00am: Resumed loading

6.05pm: All cargo for ship at 57th Street Pier on board

6.15pm: Pilot boarded & 5 tugs alongside ready to shift ship to Pier A, Richmond

6.25pm: Moorings cast off & proceeded up river assisted by 5 tugs

7.40pm: Alongside Pier A, Richmond

7.50pm: Made fast in berth

8.00pm: Gangs commenced loading


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3 May 1918

Philadelphia

Lat 39.91, Long -75.13

  6.00am: Night gang ceased work

  7.00am: Gangs commenced loading at all hatches


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4 May 1918

Philadelphia

Lat 39.91, Long -75.13

  7.00am: Resumed work loading at all hatches

  2.00pm: Bunkers alongside

  2.45pm: Commenced bunkering

  9.00pm: Finished bunkering


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5 May 1918

[incorrect date in log book]

Philadelphia

Lat 39.91, Long -75.13

  7.00am: Resumed work at all hatches

  6.00pm: All work ceased for day


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6 May 1918

Philadelphia

Lat 39.91, Long -75.13

  6.00am: Night gang ceased work

  7.00am: Gangs commenced loading at all hatches


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7 May 1918

Philadelphia

Lat 39.91, Long -75.13

  9.00am: Hands engaged clearing up ship

  6.00pm: Finished loading all cargo


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8 May 1918

Philadelphia

Lat 39.91, Long -75.13

Crew employed getting ship ready for sea


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9 May 1918

Richmond to Hampton Roads

Lat 39.5, Long -75.6

[position for Reedy Island]

  7.05am: Cast off moorings & proceeded from berth assisted by 2 tugs

  7.15am: Swung ship in river assisted by 2 tugs

  7.28am: Tugs cast off & proceeded down river, course & speed as per pilot's orders

  9.00am: Passed Hog Island

10.00am: Passed Raccoon Creek

11.00am: Passed Deepwater Point

11.45am: Passed Fort Delaware

12.20pm: Passed Reedy Island

  1.45pm: Passed Ship John Shoal

  3.15pm: Passed Fourteen Foot Bank

  3.45pm: Passed Barley Wine Shoal

  5.00pm: Discharged pilot; full speed ahead

  5.20pm: Overfalls Light Vessel abeam

  7.50pm: Fenwick Shoal Light Vessel abeam

11.00pm: Winter Quarter Shoal Light Vessel abeam


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10 May 1918

Richmond to Hampton Roads

Lat 36.9, Long -76.3

  2.55am: Dense fog; engines stand by

  3.20am: Half speed

  8.45am: Pilot boarded & proceeded up river at full speed

10.45am: Stopped by US Yacht Line; USN boarded

11.00am: Dropped port anchor 45 fathoms cable in 7 fathoms water


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11 May 1918

Hampton Roads

Lat 36.9, Long -76.3

Ship at anchor off Old Point Comfort

Officers & helmsmen on watch


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12 May 1918

Hampton Roads

Lat 36.9, Long -76.3

  4.00am: Dense fog throughout; BOT regulations carried out


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13 May 1918

Hampton Roads

Lat 36.9, Long -76.3


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14 May 1918

Hampton Roads

Lat 36.9, Long -76.3

Continuous heavy rain throughout morning


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15 May 1918

Hampton Roads

Lat 36.9, Long -76.3

  9.00am: All hands abandoned ship for boat exercise; last boat clear of ship in 11 minutes


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16 May 1918

Hampton Roads

Lat 36.9, Long -76.3


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17 May 1918

Hampton Roads

Lat 36.9, Long -76.3

  1.00pm: All hands to boat drill

  1.05pm: Abandoned ship

  2.00pm: All boats hoisted


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18 May 1918

Hampton Roads

Lat 36.9, Long -76.3

  1.30am: Drifter CD5 fast alongside

  5.00am: Weather foggy; BOT regulations complied with

  8.00am: Fog commenced to lift; ships of convoy passing out at intervals

     Noon: 22 ships passed out

  2.10pm: Weighed anchor & proceeded at full speed

  4.10pm: Pilot boat alongside

  4.15pm: Discharged pilot; engines full speed ahead

10.00pm: Dense fog set in; reduced to 4 knots; BOT regulations complied with

11.45pm: Cleared somewhat


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19 May 1918

Hampton Roads to London

Lat 37.3, Long -73.3

  3.00am: Dense fog throughout watch

  9.00am: Fog cleared; increased to 10 knots to overtake convoy

11.30am: Up with convoy

  1.15pm: Dropped down lines to signal various ships

  2.30pm: In station ahead of convoy

  7.00pm: Keeping station on Commodore's ship

Midnight: Convoy in good formation


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20 May 1918

Hampton Roads to London

Lat 37.2, Long -69.6

Daylight – 29 ships in sight

10.50am: Commenced zigzagging number 2 diagram

11.50am: Negative zigzag

  2.00pm: Course & speed as required to signal various ships of convoy

  3.30pm: In station at head of convoy

  4.25pm: Hoisted disregard signal

  4.30pm: Commenced zigzagging number 3 diagram

  6.30pm: Ceased zigzagging number 3 diagram; commenced number 1

11.30pm: Convoy in good formation


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21 May 1918

Hampton Roads to London

Lat 38.0, Long -65.5

  3.45am: Passed large target close to

Daylight – 28 ships in sight

  8.30am: About ship & away to round up stragglers

  9.00am: Down to SS Hollywood & about ship; full speed ahead to overtake convoy

     Noon: In station at head of convoy

  2.30pm: SS Hollywood took up position in convoy

  4.00pm: Zigzagging ahead of convoy

  7.45pm: Ceased zigzagging

10.00pm: Resumed zigzagging on number 3 diagram


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22 May 1918

Hampton Roads to London

Lat 38.1, Long -61.0

  2.00am: Number 3 zigzag continued throughout

Daylight – 28 ships in sight

  9.30am: Negative zigzag

  9.55am: All ships 8-point turn to starboard

10.25am: Resumed course & zigzag

  3.00pm: Passed numerous pieces of wreckage

  4.00pm: Ceased zigzagging

  4.15pm: Ship in station ahead of Commodore's; evolution of aligning course together carried out by convoy

  5.10pm: Resumed zigzag number 3

  8.00pm: Ceased zigzagging & took up station

11.00pm: Convoy in very good order


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23 May 1918

Hampton Roads to London

Lat 38.2, Long -57.0

  3.00am: Zigzagging on number 3 diagram throughout watch

10.00am: Convoy commenced zigzagging & continued throughout watch

11.00am: Large steamer passed bound W

  6.00pm: Ceased zigzagging; escort zigzagging at head of convoy number 1 diagram [until 8.00pm]


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24 May 1918

Hampton Roads to London

Lat 38.5, Long -53.0

  3.00am: Zigzagging number 3 throughout watch ahead of convoy

11.50am: Negative zigzag

  2.00pm: SS Carventum [ex Strathness] dropped out of convoy for repairs to machinery

  3.00pm: Shipping water fore & aft

  4.00pm: SS Caloria dropped out of convoy

  5.10pm: Wind hauled to NWxW during heavy rain squall

Midnight: Convoy in good order; SS spraying fore & aft


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25 May 1918

Hampton Roads to London

Lat 38.7, Long -48.8

Daylight – 28 ships in sight

10.00am: Zigzagging number 3 diagram

  8.00pm: Ceased zigzagging

10.00pm: Commenced zigzagging number 3 diagram

Midnight: Passed large steamer bound W


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26 May 1918

Hampton Roads to London

Lat 40.5, Long -45.4

  2.00am: Zigzagging throughout on number 3 diagram

Daylight – 27 ships in sight

  6.00am: 2 large steamers, 2 masts, 2 funnels, passed bound E

11.45am: Passed steamer bound W; painted grey with white patch on bow

12.20pm: Passed large spar floating perpendicular about 2 feet out of water

  2.20pm: Steamer passed bound W

10.30pm: In latitude 41 20N, longitude 43 50W, passed 2-masted F&A schooner bound northward, new mainsail


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27 May 1918

Hampton Roads to London

Lat 42.4, Long -42.0

  1.30am: Passed F&A schooner bound W

Daylight – 28 ships in sight

  7.00am: Passed 2-masted F&A schooner bound W

     Noon: Passed large steamer bound W

  4.05pm: Ceased zigzag

  4.10pm: Commenced exercises

  4.50pm: Completed exercises & resumed stations in convoy

  5.00pm: Resumed zigzag number 3 at head of convoy

  9.00pm: Ceased zigzag

10.00pm: Wind hauled to northward accompanied by heavy rain squalls

Midnight: Zigzag continued after moonrise


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28 May 1918

Hampton Roads to London

Lat 44.2, Long -38.6

Daylight – 28 ships in sight.

     Noon: Passed steamer bound W

  1.30pm: Misty rain set in; ceased zigzagging

  6.00pm: Number 3 zigzag carried on all watch

Midnight: Convoy in good order generally


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29 May 1918

Hampton Roads to London

Lat 45.8, Long -35.0

  2.00am: Heavy rain throughout

  3.30am: Dense fog set in

  5.00am: Dense fog & drizzling rain throughout watch; BOT regulations complied with

10.00am: Dense fog clearing at intervals

11.00am: Stopped for repairs in engine room

  1.15pm: Repairs executed; full speed ahead

  3.30pm: Convoy sighted ahead

  6.30pm: In station at head of convoy; reduced to speed of convoy

  7.10pm: Commenced to zigzag number 3 diagram

11.30pm: Convoy in good order


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30 May 1918

Hampton Roads to London

Lat 47.5, Long -31.6

  6.10am: Reduced speed of convoy to 5½ knots to enable ships to clean flues

  8.15am: All ships finished cleaning flues; speed 8 knots

11.00am: Zigzagging throughout watch

  2.00pm: Intermittent fog

  8.30pm: Negative zigzag

11.00pm: Breeze freshening & hauling SW


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31 May 1918

Hampton Roads to London

Lat 49.4, Long -28.8

  3.45am: Heavy rain; wind hauled W

Daylight – 28 ships in sight.

  6.00am: Zigzagging throughout watch

  9.00pm: Ceased zigzagging



LOGS FOR JUNE 1918


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1 June 1918

Hampton Roads to London

Lat 50.4, Long -23.8

  3.15am: Commenced zigzagging

Daylight – 28 ships in sight

  8.15am: Thick fog set in

  9.00am: Cleared somewhat

  6.00pm: Zigzagging remainder of watch ahead of convoy

  9.15pm: Negative zigzag


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2 June 1918

Hampton Roads to London

Lat 50.6, Long -19.8

  3.00am: Increased to 65 revs & commenced zigzagging

  9.45pm: Ceased zigzag & took up position at head of convoy


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3 June 1918

Hampton Roads to London

Lat 50.2, Long -15.2

2.45am: Convoy in good order; SS Gregarlie [presumably SS Grelarlie] not in sight

3.00am: Commenced zigzag

5.00am: SS Gregarlie sighted astern

7.00am: SS Gregarlie in station

8.00pm: Passed ship's lifeboat apparently in good order & deserted

9.35pm: Ceased zigzag


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4 June 1918

Hampton Roads to London

Lat 49.7, Long -10.3

  2.40am: Commenced zigzag

Daylight – convoy OK

  4.10am: Sighted destroyer escort

  4.55am: Escort consisting of 3 destroyers & 5 sloops took over escort duties

  5.10am: Dropped astern as leader of V column & set speed & course of convoy

     Noon: Convoy in very good order


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5 June 1918

Hampton Roads to London

Lat 49.2, Long -5.7

Daylight – convoy in good order

  5.15am: Sighted relief destroyers

  6.00am: Destroyer escort relieved

  6.15am: France (West Coast) bound ships left convoy under escort, also ships for Queenstown

  8.25am: SS Argonaut torpedoed on starboard bow; alarm sounded; hands to action stations

  9.15am: Secured guns

  9.25am: SS Argonaut sunk

  8.45pm: Negative zigzag

Midnight: Convoy in very good order


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6 June 1918

Hampton Roads to London

Lat 50.7, Lat -0.8

[position for Owers Shoal]

  3.00am: Convoy in good order

  3.30am: Commenced zigzag

  9.00am: Resumed zigzag on number 2 diagram

11.30am: Ships for Spithead left under escort

  5.07pm: Owers Light Vessel abeam 7 miles

  8.45pm: Ceased zigzag

  9.30pm: Single line ahead

11.45pm: Dungeness on 4 points


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7 June 1918

Hampton Roads to London (via Downs and Gravesend)

Lat 51.4, Long 0.8

12.20am: Dungeness Lighthouse abeam 4 miles

  2.05am: Passed through Folkestone Gate

  4.40am: Anchored in Downs

  5.50am: Examination vessel alongside

  6.00am: Pilot boarded

  7.30am: Anchor up; half ahead

  7.35am: Proceeding up Channel under pilot's orders

  7.50am: Gull Light Vessel abeam

  9.30am: Tongue Light Vessel abeam

11.30am: Nore abeam

     Noon: Passing Sheerness

12.40pm: Stop hailed by examination vessel

12.45pm: Full speed ahead

  1.15pm: Anchored at Gravesend


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8 June 1918

Hampton Roads to London (Millwall Docks)

Lat 51.5, Long 0.0

10.00am: Anchor hove up; proceeded up river

12.20pm: Dropped anchor abreast of Millwall

  1.03pm: Hove up & proceeded into dock

  3.00pm: SS in berth number 5, Millwall


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9 June 1918

London

Lat 51.5, Long 0.0

No work on board today


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10 June 1918

London

Lat 51.5, Long 0.0

  6.00am: Gangs turn to at all hatches; dockyard hands working aboard

  7.00pm: Hands cease work for today


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11 June 1918

London

Lat 51.5, Long 0.0

  7.00am: Work resumed aboard at all hatches; dockyard hands aboard

  7.00pm: Finished work for day; all hatches covered up


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12 June 1918

London

Lat 51.5, Long 0.0

  7.00am: Work resumed aboard at all hatches; dockyard work also resumed

  7.00pm: All hands knock off for day; hatches covered up


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13 June 1918

London

Lat 51.5, Long 0.0

  7.00am: Work resumed in all holds

  8.00am: Bunkering commenced; dockyard hands aboard

  7.00pm: All hands cease working for day


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No logs for June 14, 15, 16 and 17, 1918



LOG BOOK – JUNE 19th 1918 TO AUGUST 25th 1918


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19 June 1918

London to Plymouth Sound (via Deal)

Lat 51.5, Long 0.7

[position for Southend]

  7.10am: Tugs made fast; gangway aboard; engines rung stand by; moorings let go & ship proceeded from dock

  9.00am: Swung in river

  9.15am: Cast off tugs & proceeded down river at slow speed

  9.30am: Full speed ahead, steering to pilot's orders

11.10am: Passed Gravesend

11.15am: Changed pilots

12.40pm: Stopped off Southend for examination vessel

12.56pm: Signalled Nore Light Vessel 'departing'

  2.20pm: Passed Edinburgh Light Vessel

  4.32pm: Anchor let go in 6½ fathoms water, 45 fathoms chain (starboard); bearings Deal Pier head S62W, South Foreland S33W


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20 June 1918

London to Plymouth Sound

Lat 50.7, Long -0.1

[estimate based on Dean Tail]

  2.45am: Weighed anchor

  4.48am: Passed through Folkstone Gate

  5.22am: Dungeness abeam

  7.28am: Royal Sovereign Light Vessel abeam

  8.10am: Beachy Head abeam

  8.55am: Newhaven Breakwater Lighthouse abeam 1½ miles

11.27am: Owers Light Vessel abeam

     Noon: Abreast Boulder Bank

12.32pm: Dean Tail Light Vessel abeam

12.45pm: Stop

12.55pm: Examination officer came on board

  1.05pm: Examination officer left; full ahead

  1.15pm: Passed through St Helen's gateway

  3.10pm: Passed Hurst Point

  4.20pm: Christchurch Head abeam 1 mile

  5.24pm: Durlstone Head abeam 1 mile

  6.00pm: St Alban's Head abeam 1 mile

  7.50pm: Anchored in 9 fathoms water, 45 fathoms chain (starboard)

10.00pm: Darkened ship

11.00pm: Examination vessel came alongside asking ship's name


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21 June 1918

London to Plymouth Sound (Devonport)

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

  3.00am: Weighed anchor & proceeded

  4.18am: Portland Bill abeam 1 mile

  7.00am: Bar Head abeam 1 mile

  9.25am: Berry Head abeam

10.29am: Start Point abeam 1¼ miles

10.52am: Prawle Point abeam

  1.10pm: Passed inside breakwater, Plymouth

  1.30pm: Made tug fast forward

  1.45pm: Moored to number 9 wharf Devonport

  2.45pm: Commenced taking in bunker coal

  6.00pm: Finished coaling

11.30pm: Admiral came on board


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22 June 1918

Plymouth Sound to Halifax NS

Lat 50.2, Long -4.3

[position for Eddystone Lighthouse]

  4.25am: Pilot came on board

  4.30am: Unmoored from number 9 wharf Devonport & proceeded to anchorage in Sound with assistance of 2 tugs

  5.25am: Came to anchor in Sound, starboard anchor, 40 fathoms cable

  8.00am: Hove up anchor & proceeded to sea

  9.35am: Eddystone N21E 5 miles

  1.51pm: Commenced zigzagging number 2 diagram & continued throughout watch

  2.00pm: Sighted convoy of 5 ships under escort steering in northerly direction

  7.15pm: Ceased zigzagging


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23 June 1918

Plymouth Sound to Halifax NS

Lat 48.7, Long -8.8

Daylight – all ships of convoy in sight

  6.12am: Zigzagging commenced, diagram number 2

12.10pm: Ceased zigzagging

12.47pm: Resumed zigzagging

  7.00pm: Destroyer escort left

  6.05pm: Ceased zigzagging

  6.32pm: Commenced zigzagging diagram number 2

  7.15pm: Ceased zigzagging; took up position ahead of convoy & commenced irregular zigzag across convoy

  9.10pm: Cease zigzagging; intermittent fog throughout watch


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24 June 1918

Plymouth Sound to Halifax NS

Lat 47.0, Long -13.2

  3.25am: Commenced an irregular zigzag across front of convoy

  5.13am: Convoy commenced zigzagging number 2 diagram

  8.03am: Commenced to zigzag number 2 diagram

  9.20am: Ceased zigzag number 2 & commenced an irregular zigzag in front of convoy

  2.50pm: Ceased zigzagging

  3.08pm: Commenced zigzagging number 1 diagram

  4.00pm: Zigzagging independently ahead of convoy

  7.00pm: Convoy zigzagging number 1 diagram

  9.00pm: Convoy ceased zigzagging

11.00pm: Zigzagging ahead of convoy


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25 June 1918

Plymouth Sound to Halifax NS

Lat 47.3, Long -18.8

  2.00am: Zigzagging throughout watch ahead of convoy

  5.32am: Started independent zigzagging

  5.50am: Started zigzagging number 2 diagram

     Noon: Heavy thunder showers throughout watch; vivid lightning

  6.00pm: Zigzagging throughout watch on number 1 diagram

  8.40pm: SS Acabo and SS Manica parted company

10.00pm: Zigzagging independently throughout watch at head of convoy


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26 June 1918

Plymouth Sound to Halifax NS

Lat 47.8, Long -23.6

  2.00am: Zigzagging ahead of convoy

Daylight – SS Cundall [?] missing

11.15am: Submarine reported by SS Hornby Castle bearing S56E; course altered 8 points to starboard & zigzag resumed

  2.00pm: Zigzagging ahead of convoy

10.52pm: Left convoy

10.55pm: Commenced number 2 zigzag


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27 June 1918

Plymouth Sound to Halifax NS

Lat 45.3, Long -29.3

  8.35pm: Ceased zigzagging


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28 June 1918

Plymouth Sound to Halifax NS

Lat 43.7, Long -35.5

  4.00am: Zigzagging throughout watch number 2 diagram

11.30am: Oiler last seen in rain shower

  2.30pm: French SS Niagara passed bound E

  5.00pm: Zigzag number 2 ceased & commenced number 53


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29 June 1918

Plymouth Sound to Halifax NS

Lat 42.7, Long -41.3

  3.00am: Zigzagging number 55 throughout watch

  9.00am: Commenced 53 diagram

  9.00pm: Ceased zigzagging


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30 June 1918

Plymouth Sound to Halifax NS

Lat 42.7, Long -47.2

  2.15am: Commenced zigzagging

  4.00am: Zigzagging throughout watch number 53 diagram

10.15pm: Ceased zigzagging



LOGS FOR JULY 1918


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1 July 1918

Plymouth Sound to Halifax NS

Lat 42.8, Long -53.5

  3.30am: Commenced zigzagging number 53 diagram

  7.20am: Thick fog set in; ceased zigzagging

  8.45am: Fog cleared; commenced zigzagging number 53 diagram

  9.30am: Ceased zigzagging


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2 July 1918

Plymouth Sound to Halifax NS

Lat 42.9, Long -60.0

12.30am: Commenced zigzagging

     Noon: Started zigzagging diagram number 14

  2.45pm: Passed 2 Swedish steamers bound E (SS Algeria & SS Ligaria)

  9.10pm: Ceased zigzagging


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3 July 1918

Plymouth Sound to Halifax NS

Lat 44.3, Long -63.5

  2.30am: Dense fog

  3.00pm: Hauled in log; proceeding at various speeds in dense fog

  3.15pm: Anchored off Chebucto Head; BOT regulations complied with

  5.15pm: Pilot aboard

  5.27pm: Anchor up; proceeded with every caution up harbour

  6.25pm: Anchor let go in fathoms water, 55 fathoms chain in water

  7.30pm: Maugher [?] Beach Lighthouse observed N17E

  7.50pm: Dense fog


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4 July 1918

Plymouth Sound to Halifax NS

Lat 44.6, Long -63.6

  2.00am: Dense fog throughout; BOT regulations complied with

  6.52am: Stud of main bearing on windlass broken; unable to heave up until repaired

  8.05am: Anchor up

  8.50am: Passed inside boom defence

  9.50am: Anchored in 22 fathoms, 77 fathoms cable


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5 July 1918

Halifax NS

Lat 44.6, Long -63.6

  8.00am: Shore gangs commenced to discharge ballast

  1.00pm: Liberty men left ship with orders to return aboard in morning

10.30pm: Shore gangs ceased work & returned ashore


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6 July 1918

Halifax NS

Lat 44.6, Long -63.6

  6.00am: Shore gangs arrived aboard & resumed work

11.30am: Ballast all out

     Noon: Pilot aboard; hove up & proceeded under our own steam to berth at terminal shed

  1.30pm: Moored alongside quay at terminal sheds ahead of HMS Kildonan Castle; liberty men came aboard

  2.00pm: Commenced loading shells

  3.50pm: Commenced coaling in forward bunkers

  5.30pm: Ceased loading for day; coaling gangs knocked off


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7 July 1918

Halifax NS

Lat 44.6, Long -63.6

  7.00am: Resumed loading of shells

  5.30pm: Ceased work for day; hatches covered


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8 July 1918

Halifax NS

Lat 44.6, Long -63.6

  7.00am: Commenced coaling

  8.00am: Coaling grab out of order; ship ready to shift; awaiting tugs

  1.30pm: Tugs arrived

  1.35pm: Ship in berth

  1.40pm: Resumed coaling

  2.00pm: Ship made fast; windlass out of working order owing to breakage of studs in crank shaft bearing cap, starboard side – engineers informed

  3.30pm: Work of loading recommenced in all hatches

  5.00pm: Coaling gangs knocked off

11.00pm: Finished working cargo for day; hatches covered up


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9 July 1918

Halifax NS

Lat 44.6, Long -63.6

  6.30am: Coaling resumed

  7.00am: Work of loading resumed in all hatches

  7.30am: Case of shells dropped in number 4; case broken up

10.30am: 2 more cases dropped

11.15am: Coaling finished

  4.00pm: 1 case of shells lost overboard

11.00pm: Ceased work; hatches covered


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10 July 1918

Halifax NS

Lat 44.6, Long -63.6

  7.00am: Commenced loading flour in 1, 2 & 3 holds; sawn limbs in 4

  3.00pm: Took on board crank shaft for windlass sent ashore for repairs previous day

11.00pm: Ceased taking in cargo for day; hatches covered up


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11 July 1918

Halifax NS

Lat 44.6, Long -63.6

  7.00am: Loading resumed in all hatches; frequent slings of damaged flour (Homeland brand) coming aboard

11.00pm: Ceased working cargo for day; hatches covered up


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12 July 1918

Halifax NS

Lat 44.6, Long -63.6

  7.00am: Loading resumed, working flour in all holds – frequent sacks of damaged flour received


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13 July 1918

Halifax NS to Sydney NS

Lat 44.6, Long -63.6

  1.00am: Loading cocoa in number 1 'tween decks, timber in number 2 lower hold, flour in numbers 3 & 4

  2.30am: All flour in number 4; number 4 gang working with gang at number 2 loading condensed milk in lower hold

  5.00am: All cocoa in number 1; loading tea

  6.10am: All tea aboard; recommenced loading flour in lower hold

  8.30am: 1 case of cocoa found broached in number 1

  9.30am: Ceased taking in flour in number 3; work resumed in number 4 lower hold loading flour; also loading flour in number 2

     Noon: All cargo aboard; hatches put on

12.10pm: Pilot aboard

12.30pm: Cast off from terminal sheds quay with tug in attendance

  2.45pm: Dropped pilot

  6.23pm: Engine trouble; ship stopped for repairs

  9.50pm: Started engines


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14 July 1918

Halifax NS to Sydney NS

Lat 44.6, Long -63.6

  6.23am: Whitehead Island fog horn NW/N

Casting frequently

  3.55pm: Dense fog; BOT regulations etc

  5.00pm: Flint Island Point abeam

  7.10pm: Flat Island abeam

  7.20pm: Picked up pilot boat

  7.25pm: Pilot aboard

  8.25pm: Anchored in 7 fathoms, 45 fathoms chain

  9.30pm: Explosion heard


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15 July 1918

Sydney NS

Lat 46.1378, Long -60.2037


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16 July 1918

Sydney NS

Lat 46.1378, Long -60.2037

  1.30pm: Numbers 1 & 2 boats & dinghy left ship under sail

  3.30pm: Number 2 boat returned & hoisted clear of water

  9.30pm: Number 1 boat & dinghy returned & made fast alongside


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17 July 1918

Sydney NS

Lat 46.1378, Long -60.2037

10.00am: Signal for boat stations made; all hands mustered at their respective boats & instructed how to act if order to abandon ship is given


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18 July 1918

Sydney NS

Lat 46.1378, Long -60.2037

  7.50am: All ships of convoy under weigh

  7.55am: Hove up anchor & proceeded down harbour at slow speed for a distance of 1 mile, when anchor was let go on account of dense fog & heavy rain; all ships of convoy came to anchor

10.50am: Hove up anchor & proceeded

12.08pm: Anchored in 7 fathoms water starboard anchor & 45 fathoms cable

  6.00pm: Ships at anchor


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19 July 1918

Sydney NS to London

[no position]

  6.00am: First ships of convoy got under weigh & proceeded seaward

  7.55am: All ships under weigh; anchor hove up & proceeded after convoy

10.30am: Commenced zigzagging irregularly

  3.30pm: Dense fog; lost sight of convoy

  4.20pm: 2 ships of convoy ahead of station sighted & ordered to return to their respective billets

11.00pm: Convoy fog regulations carried out


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20 July 1918

Sydney NS to London

[no position]

  8.00am: Dense fog throughout

10.35am: Fog lifting; increased to 45 revs, convoy in sight

10.58am: Altered course in chase of stragglers

  2.25pm: Rejoined main body of convoy

  3.00pm: In station ahead of convoy; reduced to 40 revs awaiting ships coming up – 33 in sight


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21 July 1918

Sydney NS to London

[no position]

Daylight – 33 ships in sight

11.10am: Commenced zigzagging number 1 diagram

12.10pm: Ceased zigzagging

  6.00pm: Hauled across right wing to signal SS Dipton

  7.00pm: Back in station ahead of Commodore & commenced zigzagging number 1 diagram

  8.00pm: Ceased zigzagging

10.40pm: Commenced zigzagging number 1 diagram


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22 July 1918

Sydney NS to London

[no position]

  7.15am: Passed small iceberg & several growlers

Daylight – 33 ships in sight

  9.40am: Ceased zigzagging on account of thick weather

  9.52am: Sighted large 2-masted steamer on port bow

11.46am: Commenced number 1 zigzag

  2.25pm: SS Porsanger dropped out of convoy showing 'not under command' signal


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23 July 1918

Sydney NS to London

[no position]

10.25am: Commenced zigzagging number 1 in conjunction with convoy


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24 July 1918

Sydney NS to London

Lat 45.4, Long -41.7

Daylight – 33 ships in sight

  4.42am: Sighted smoke bearing WSW

  7.10am: SS Tambov [ex Imperial Russian Navy] dropped astern to bury a greaser who died last night

  7.45am: SS Tambov returned to station

  8.55am: Sighted smoke of numerous vessels, starboard quarter

  9.00am: Ceased zigzagging& proceeded in chase of stragglers; vessels sighted proved to be another convoy steering eastward

10.00am: Turned to rejoin convoy

  2.30pm: In station at head of convoy; commenced number 1 zigzag until 7.45pm

  7.45pm: Position taken up ahead by Commodore

  7.55pm: Resumed zigzagging

  8.55pm: Ceased zigzagging & took up position ahead of Commodore


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25 July 1918

Sydney NS to London

Lat 46.7, Long -37.4

Daylight – 31 ships in sight

  9.40am: Commenced zigzagging number 53 diagram with convoy

12.08pm: Convoy ceased zigzagging; took up station ahead & continued number 1 zigzag


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26 July 1918

Sydney NS to London

Lat 47.9, Long -33.5

  3.50am: Sighted steamer bound W

  4.30am: Strange steamer altered course to northward & passed on port side flying American Ensign

10.30pm: Suspended zigzag on account of rain

10.40pm: Resumed zigzag


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27 July 1918

Sydney NS to London

Lat 49.3, Long -29.2

Daylight - 32 ships in sight.

  9.15am: Sighted sailing vessel off starboard quarter

  9.45am: Commenced zigzag number 51 in conjunction with convoy

11.30am: Sailing vessel last seen WSW

  3.00pm: Steamer sighted on horizon NE

  4.15pm: Ceased zigzagging

  4.20pm: HMS Olympic passed to northward bound W

  6.00pm: Zigzagging on number 1 diagram ahead of convoy; sighted sailing vessel starboard beam

  9.25pm: Suspended zigzag – gloomy & dark

Midnight: Positioned ahead of Commodore


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28 July 1918

Sydney NS to London

Lat 50.3, Long -24.9

  2.30am: Commenced number 1 zigzag

Daylight - All ships of convoy present

  2.10pm: Sighted steamer bound E

  2.50am: Sighted 4-masted barquentine bound E

  4.00pm: Ship pitching & rolling heavily

  7.15pm: Steamer sighted at 2.10pm was SS North Cambria, one of convoy & ordered to take up station

  7.35pm: Passed barquentine Sound of Jura; gave her position

  8.15pm: Barquentine Sound of Jura dropped astern through convoy


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29 July 1918

Sydney NS to London

Lat 51.0, Long -20.4

Daylight – convoy in good order & all in sight

10.55am: Commenced zigzag number 51 in conjunction with convoy

  3.45pm: Misty rain; ceased zigzagging

  4.05pm: Resumed zigzag

  9.00pm: Ceased zigzagging owing to low visibility

11.30pm: Began zigzag number 1


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30 July 1918

Sydney NS to London

Lat 50.8, Long -16.7

  2.00am: Convoy sighted at intervals

  4.30am: Convoy sighted astern; reduced speed in order to get into proper station

  6.40am: In station 5 cables ahead of Commodore; ship rolling & pitching heavily & shipping heavy seas fore & aft

10.12am: Steering to allow for leeway

10.40am: Convoy steering individually, position to suit, on account weather; ship rolling to 25°

  4.00pm: Weather improving – 30 ships in sight

  9.25pm: Suspended zigzag

10.20pm: Resumed zigzag


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31 July 1918

Sydney NS to London

Lat 50.1, Long -12.7

Daylight – 29 ships in sight

  4.00am: Zigzagging ahead of convoy

  5.35am: Sighted destroyer escort

  6.00am: Destroyer escort up with convoy

  6.25am: Senior officer of destroyer escort came alongside & passed dispatches on board

  7.00am: Took up position as guide of convoy

  3.05pm: Sighted destroyer escort for RFA Crenella

  3.10pm: SS Antilles dropped out for boiler repairs

  3.40pm: RFA Crenella left convoy with escort

  4.15pm: Strange vessel sighted S

  4.30pm: Vessel recognised as SS Hotham Newton, one of convoy

  4.45pm: Sighted vessel SWxS which proved to be Lake Lasang [USN 1918-1919 (ex American SS Lake Lasang, 1918]

  8.00pm: Lake Lasang & Hotham Newton in station

11.15pm: Switched off stern lights



LOGS FOR AUGUST 1918


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1 August 1918

Sydney NS to London

Lat 49.5, Long -8.4

11.30am: Sighted outward bound convoy ExS

  1.10pm: Seaplane in sight

  3.15pm: Sighted destroyer escort ahead

  4.00pm: Passed large quantity of wreckage and several ship's boats during watch

  4.10pm: Relief destroyer escort met convoy

  4.20pm: Senior officer of relief destroyer escort came alongside & delivered papers for admiral

  4.30pm: Ships for French Atlantic ports parted company under original destroyer escort

  4.35pm: Submarine reported on starboard bow; warning given to convoy & all hands to action stations

  4.40pm: False alarm

  8.10pm: Sighted Bishop Rock Lighthouse

  9.20pm: St Agnes Lighthouse NE

  9.25pm: St Mary's Lighthouse NExE

10.50pm: Wolf Rock Lighthouse NxE


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2 August 1918

Sydney NS to London

Lat 50.2, Long -3.6

[position for Start Point]

  3.35am: Lizard Lighthouse abeam 13½ miles

11.08am: Start Point NxE

  7.37pm: Spithead ships left convoy under escort

  8.30pm: Destroyer escort relief joined convoy

  9.30pm: St Catherine's Lighthouse ExN½N

10.00pm: Light off starboard beam 5 second flashes S½E


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3 August 1918

Sydney NS to London (River Thames)

Lat 50.9, Long 1.0

[position for Dungeness]

  3.25am: Owers Light Vessel abeam 7½ miles

  6.58am: Submarine sighted on surface S36E, range 13,000 yards; signal immediately made to convoy & destroyer escort; all hands to action stations

  7.04am: Submarine proved to be friendly

  7.10am: Submarine submerged

11.50am: Dungeness N42W, 4500 yards, steering for Folkestone Gate

  1.18pm: Passed through gate & dispersed convoy

  2.00pm: South Foreland abeam 1½ miles

  2.20pm: Stopped for examination boat

  2.30pm: Pilot boarded; full ahead

  4.48pm: Tongue Light Vessel abeam

  5.12pm: South Edinburgh Light Vessel abeam

  6.45pm: Nore Light Vessel abeam

  8.17pm: Passed through pontoon bridge at Gravesend

10.00pm: Moored with 2 anchors abreast of Anglo American Oil Company's jetty


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4 August 1918

Sydney NS to London (Victoria Docks)

Lat 51.5, Long 0.0

  8.30am: SS under way & proceeded up river

  9.45am: Anchored outside entrance to Royal Albert Dock awaiting clear passage

11.15am: Hove up & proceeded through locks & up docks

  1.25pm: Moored alongside (A) shed, Victoria Docks, W side


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5 August 1918

London

Lat 51.5, Long 0.0

  3.30pm: J Brown AB prisoner from SS Darnholm conveyed from Sydney CB [NS] to London on HMS Carrigan Head to seamen's hospital suffering from dysentery

  4.30pm: 4 ABs, 2 stokers from SS Darnholm conveyed from Sydney CB [NS] to London on HMS Carrigan Head taken to prison under police escort


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6 August 1918

London

Lat 51.5, Long 0.0

  6.00am: Watch on board commenced work

  7.00am: Cargo labourers came on board; hoisted derricks & commenced discharging from all hatches

  5.00pm: All work at cargo etc finished for the day


[There is some confusion of the dates between 6 and 11 August 1918. Presumably, the entries on the following page should have been for 7 and 8 August 1918, not 6 and 7 August 1918.]


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7 August 1918

London

Lat 51.5, Long 0.0

  7.00am: Resumed work at all hatches discharging cargo

  9.00am: Commenced taking in bunkers

  5.00pm: All work ceased for the day & hatches carefully covered up


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8 August 1918

London

Lat 51.5, Long 0.0

  7.00am: Work resumed at all hatches; bunkering resumed

  5.00pm: Ceased work for the day; hatches covered


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9 August 1918

London

Lat 51.5, Long 0.0

  7.00am: Work discharging & bunkering resumed; shore gangs resumed work

  7.00pm: Finished work


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10 August 1918

London

Lat 51.5, Long 0.0

  7.00am: Work of discharging & bunkering resumed; shore gangs turned to, also electricians

  5.00pm: All work knocked off for night in numbers 1 & 2 hatches; gang in number 3 work in lower hold until 7.00pm

[The entries on the top half of the following page may refer to August 10 also. They have been included here.]


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11 August 1918

London

Lat 51.5, Long 0.0

  6.00am: Shore party came on board to shift ship

  8.30am: Unmoored & proceeded with 2 tugs (Beverley & Wallbrook) to dry dock in Royal Albert Dock

10.15am: Moored in position in dry dock, Silvertown

11.30am: Ship on the blocks

  8.30pm: Ceased all work for night


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12 August 1918

London

Lat 51.5, Long 0.0

  7.00am: Working parties commenced work

12.30pm: Lloyds salvager on board; inspected steering gear, windlass etc

  1.00pm: Crew granted all night leave


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13 August 1918

London

Lat 51.5, Long 0.0

  7.00am: Shore working parties on board

  7.00pm: Parties working at repairs around decks knocked off; other parties worked all night


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14 August 1918

London

Lat 51.5, Long 0.0

  7.00am: All work outside ship under waterline completed

  7.20am: Commenced to run water into dock

  7.40am: Ship afloat

  8.20am: Pilot & riggers aboard; ship proceeded towed by tugs

10.00am: Ship back at shed 9, Victoria Docks

  7.00pm: Work ceased for day


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15 August 1918

London

Lat 51.5, Long 0.0

  7.00am: Work started aboard ship; continued taking in chalk

10.00am: Return stores loaded & despatched; shore gangs working at repairs – dazzling ship etc

  7.00pm: Shore parties knocked off


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16 August 1918

London

Lat 51.5, Long 0.0

  7.00am: Repairs work resumed & continued all day

  4.00pm: Stern of ship hove off across dock to permit crane to come between ship & wharf in order to put new dynamo into engine room & take away the old one

  6.00pm: Crane removed & ship hove back to berth; shore gangs finished for the day


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17 August 1918

London

Lat 51.5, Long 0.0

  7.00am: Repairs work carried on with

  9.00am: Commenced to take coal aboard

  4.00pm: Coaling finished for day

  6.00pm: All shore hands finished for day


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18 August 1918

London

Lat 51.5, Long 0.0

  8.00am: Painters & repair workers resume work & continue all day

  8.00pm: All work aboard knocked off


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19 August 1918

London to Plymouth Sound

Lat 51.5, Long 0.0

  7.00am: Repair work continued


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20 August 1918

London to Plymouth Sound

Lat 51.5, Long 0.0

  7.00am: Repair work continued

  7.00pm: Repairs on deck knocked off; continued work in engine room all night


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21 August 1918

London to Plymouth Sound

Lat 51.5, Long 0.0

  8.30am: Singled up & proceeded down dock, assisted by 2 tugs

10.50am: Dropped anchor & made fast at locks; pilot came aboard; anchor up & proceeded

     Noon: Engines as required to pilot's orders

  1.05pm: Stopped at Gravesend & changed pilot

  2.00pm: Took depth charges aboard

  3.15pm: Stopped at Southend for examination steamer; proceeded at full speed to pilot's orders

  6.50pm: Stopped

  7.00pm: Let go anchor; full astern

  7.05pm: Engines stopped; 45 fathoms chain in water & engines rung off


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22 August 1918

London to Plymouth Sound (via Weymouth)

Lat 51.5, Long 0.0

  2.30am: Weighed anchor & proceeded at full speed

  3.00am: Passed South Foreland

  4.10am: Passed through Folkestone Gate

  5.15am: Passed Dungeness

  7.30am: Passed Royal Sovereign Light Vessel

  8.15am: Passed Beachy Head

10.15am: Passed Brighton

12.05pm: Owers Light Vessel abeam

  1.25pm: Stopped at St Helen's for examination boat

  5.00pm: Dense fog; BOT regulations complied with

  6.40pm: Engines half speed

  7.05pm: Let go anchor 45 fathoms chain [Weymouth]; Portland Bill S14W

  9.00pm: Examination vessel alongside & boarded


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23 August 1918

London to Plymouth Sound

Lat 50.4, Long -4.1

  4.50am: Portland Lighthouse abeam

  8.00am: Zigzagging through watch

  9.30am: Exmouth abeam

11.00am: Start Point abeam

  1.20pm: Anchored Plymouth Sound


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24 August 1918

Plymouth Sound

Lat 50.4, Long -4.1


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25 August 1918

Plymouth Sound to USA

Lat 50.2, Long -4.3

[position for Eddystone Lighthouse]

  9.05am: Anchor up & proceeded to sea with convoy

10.55am: Eddystone abeam

11.05am: Vessels forming columns – frequent violent rain squalls

  2.08pm: Commenced 51 zigzag

  3.20pm: Ceased zigzagging

10.00pm: Altered course on pre-arranged signal


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LOG BOOK – AUGUST 26th 1918 TO OCTOBER 29th 1918


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26 August 1918

Plymouth Sound to US

Lat 48.7, Long -8.2

  2.00am: Altered course by sound signals

10.30am: Commenced zigzag 53

  2.00pm: Ceased zigzagging

  3.00pm: Commenced zigzag 51

  6.00pm: Ceased zigzag

10.30pm: Increased speed & hauled ahead of convoy; commenced to zigzag on number 51 diagram independently


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27 August 1918

Plymouth Sound to US

Lat 48.2, Long -12.8

  9.00pm: Ceased zigzagging

10.30pm: Resumed zigzagging [ahead of convoy]


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28 August 1918

Plymouth Sound to US

Lat 48.4, Long -17.6

  8.00pm: Ceased zigzagging

10.20pm: Resumed zigzagging [ahead of convoy]


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29 August 1918

Plymouth Sound to US

Lat 45.9, Long -22.0

  2.30pm: Passed convoy escorted by French cruiser

  6.40pm: Ceased zigzagging

  8.00pm: Convoy dispersed

10.00pm: Zigzagging for 1 hour


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30 August 1918

Plymouth Sound to US

Lat 45.5, Long -27.9

12.20am: Commenced zigzag number 8

  5.00pm: Zigzagging number 51

Midnight: Ceased zigzag


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31 August 1918

Plymouth Sound to US

Lat 44.4, Long -33.8

  4.00am: Number 8 zigzag throughout

  5.45pm: Number 1 zigzag



LOGS FOR SEPTEMBER 1918


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1 September 1918

Plymouth Sound to US

Lat 43.0, Long -39.3

  6.00am: Number 8 zigzag throughout

  2.00pm: Commenced zigzag number 1

  5.00pm: Commenced zigzag number 8


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2 September 1918

Plymouth Sound to US

Lat 41.6, Long -44.0

  9.20am: Stopped & dropped target for gunners' practice

10.40am: Target aboard; proceeded full speed

Lost 2x25 gallon drums during firing; lashed in place of depth charges & blown away

  4.00pm: Number 8 zigzag throughout

Midnight: Strong breeze; high confused sea


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3 September 1918

Plymouth Sound to US

Lat 40.6, Long -48.9

  4.00am: Ship pitching & rolling heavily

  4.00pm: Ship pitching & rolling to heavy easterly sea


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4 September 1918

Plymouth Sound to US

Lat 39.5, Long -54.2

Zigzag number 8 throughout


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5 September 1918

Plymouth Sound to US

Lat 38.9, Long -59.6

Number 8 zigzag throughout


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6 September 1918

Plymouth Sound to US

Lat 38.4, Long -62.1

  4.00am: Strong gale & high confused sea; SS rolling heavily

  8.00am: Gale increasing; high sea

  3.30pm: Full speed ahead; weather moderating

10.00pm: Large SS, presumably passenger vessel, overhauled us steering north-westward


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7 September 1918

Plymouth Sound to US

Lat 37.5, Long -65.5

  2.00am: Vivid lightning to NW

  4.00am: SS pitching heavily

     Noon: Number 5 zigzag throughout watch

12.25pm: Ceased zigzag

  4.45pm: Commenced zigzag number 5

  7.31pm: Ceased zigzag


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8 September 1918

Plymouth Sound to US

Lat 36.2, Long -69.0

  4.55am: Commenced zigzag number 5

  8.30am: Large US cruiser sighted coming from eastward

  1.15pm: Ceased zigzag

Midnight: Frequent violent rain squalls


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9 September 1918

Plymouth Sound to US

Lat 36.4, Long -73.7

  5.11am: Commenced zigzag number 5

  8.30am: Changed to zigzag number 8

  8.15pm: Currituck abeam

  9.20pm: Sighted Cape Henry

11.00pm: Stopped for examination vessel

11.05pm: Full speed ahead

11.15pm: Stopped for pilot

11.30pm: Pilot aboard; full speed ahead


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10 September 1918

Plymouth Sound to USA (Baltimore)

Lat 39.0, Long -76.4

[position for Sandy Point]

  1.50am: Wolf Trap Lighthouse

  2.50pm: Windmill Point abeam

  4.00am: Proceeding up river full speed

  4.30am: Smiths Point abeam

  7.20am: Cove Point abeam

  9.40am: Sharks Island abeam

11.05am: Thomas Point abeam

11.45am: Sandy Point abeam

     Noon: Coming up to quarantine

  1.00pm: Stopped for doctor

  2.25pm: Sparrows Point

  2.30pm: Anchored in river


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11 September 1918

Baltimore

Lat 39.28, Long -76.60

Destroyed 100 percussion VS [vent sealing] tubes Mk VII, authority Admiralty wire 596 CT 1858, 29th August 1918

  7.06am: Anchor aweigh & proceeded slow ahead up to wharf; engines to pilot's orders; tug Britannica assisted us to berth

  7.45am: Made fast

  7.25pm: Commenced discharging chalk from numbers 1 & 4 holds; also loading steel billets at number 2


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12 September 1918

Baltimore

Lat 39.28, Long -76.60

  3.30am: Commenced taking zinc dross number 3 hold

  3.00pm: Gangs ceased work & covered up hatches; no further work on board (holiday for registration)

  7.00pm: Gangs commenced discharging ballast & loading


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13 September 1918

Baltimore

Lat 39.28, Long -76.60

  6.00am: Work ceased at all hatches

  7.00am: Day gangs turned to (discharging)

  4.30pm: All ballast discharged

  4.44pm: Made fast tugs & shifted out of dock

  6.00pm: All fast at Port Covington

  7.00pm: Gangs resumed work loading at all hatches & commenced bunkering


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14 September 1918

Baltimore

Lat 39.28, Long -76.60

  5.00am: All bunkers aboard

  6.00am: Night gangs knocked off work

  7.00am: Day gangs resumed work at all hatches

  3.10pm: Shore gangs finished for the day

  4.00pm: Ship shifted to another berth, 2 tugs assisting

  4.45pm: All fast in berth


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15 September 1918

Baltimore

Lat 39.28, Long -76.60

  7.00am: Resumed at numbers 2, 3 & 4 hatches

  8.00am: Ship shifted ahead to suit shed doors

  6.00pm: Day gangs knocked off work fore & aft

  7.00pm: Night gangs turned to


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16 September 1918

Baltimore

Lat 39.28, Long -76.60

  6.00am: Night gangs stopped work

  7.00am: Day gangs resumed loading fore & aft

Sling of Quaker oats dropped into number 4 hatch; contents broken up

  9.30am: Hove ship astern

10.00am: Ship in berth; loading resumed fore & aft

  6.00pm: Day gangs finished for day

  7.00pm: Night gangs resumed loading fore & aft


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17 September 1918

Baltimore

Lat 39.28, Long -76.60

  6.00am: Night gangs knocked off

  7.00am: Day gangs resumed loading fore & aft

  3.30pm: Knocked off work at numbers 2 & 3 hatches

  4.40pm: Knocked off work at number 4 hatch

  4.40pm: Left Port Covington assisted by two tugs (Mitchell Davis & Dispatch)

  6.10pm: Alongside wharf at Canton

  6.20pm: Ship in berth & made fast

  6.45pm: Lighters alongside & made fast

  7.00pm: Night gangs commenced loading

Midnight: Gangs secured all hatch covers


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18 September 1918

Baltimore

Lat 39.28, Long -76.60

12.30am: Heavy rain; all work suspended for the night

No work at cargo on board today; continuous heavy rain throughout the forenoon

  7.00pm: Clear weather; gangs resumed work loading at all hatches


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19 September 1918

Baltimore

Lat 39.28, Long -76.60

  6.00am: Night gangs ceased work

  7.00am: Day gangs resumed loading at all hatches

  6.00pm: Day gangs cease work

  7.00pm: Night gangs resumed loading at all hatches


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20 September 1918

Baltimore

Lat 39.28, Long -76.60

  6.00am: Night gangs ceased work

  7.00am: Day gangs resumed loading

  5.48pm: Day gang stopped work

  6.15pm: Hove ship ahead 300 yards to allow ship to berth astern

  7.00pm: Night gangs resumed work

  8.48pm: All cargo aboard


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21 September 1918

Baltimore to Hampton Roads

Lat 37.4, Long -76.2

[position for Wolf Trap Lighthouse]

  6.50am: Cast off moorings & proceeded out of dock assisted by tug

  7.15am: Let go tug

  7.20am: Full speed ahead

Steaming down buoyed channel

  7.30pm: Wolf Trap abeam

10.35pm: Passed through gates

11.30pm: Stopped & discharged Baltimore pilot; Hampton pilot boarded

11.40pm: Came to anchor


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22 September 1918

Baltimore to Hampton Roads

Lat 37.0, Long -76.3

  6.00am: Anchor aweigh & slow ahead

  7.40am: Stopped for examination vessel

  7.46am: Let go anchor in Hampton Roads, number 1 berth


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23 September 1918

Hampton Roads to Southampton UK

Lat 37.0, Long -76.3

  7.10am: Pilot came on board; SS at anchor – dynamo trouble

10.50am: All ready for sea

11.00am: Hove up & proceeded out after convoy

12.30pm: Stopped & discharged pilot

12.55pm: Full speed ahead

  3.00pm: Sighted convoy

  5.44pm: In position at head of convoy

  6.15pm: Commenced to zigzag at head of convoy


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24 September 1918

Hampton Roads to Southampton

Lat 36.4, Long -72.1

  1.40pm: SS Aden rejoined convoy

  7.27pm: Ceased zigzag

  9.30pm: Zigzag recommenced [ahead of convoy]


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25 September 1918

Hampton Roads to Southampton

Lat 37.0, Long -67.5

  7.00pm: Ceased zigzag

10.00pm: Continued zigzag


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26 September 1918

Hampton Roads to Southampton

Lat 36.6, Long -63.2

  5.00am: Passed 2 vessels steering to westward

11.20am: Stopped ahead of Commodore to practise sound signals

  4.00pm: Zigzagging ahead of convoy


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27 September 1918

Hampton Roads to Southampton

Lat 36.9, Long -60.0

  5.15am: SS Nordhavet sighted 8 miles ahead

  7.25am: SS Nordhavet joined convoy

10.30am: Drew ahead of convoy; commenced zigzag 51

  4.11pm: Commenced zigzag 51 with convoy

  5.50pm: Ceased zigzag; convoy resumed mean course

  5.55pm: Commenced to zigzag independently

  7.00pm: Ceased zigzag [recommenced after midnight]


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28 September 1918

Hampton Roads to Southampton

Lat 37.1, Long -56.7

10.00am: Commenced zigzag number 53

10.30am: Ceased zigzag

11.30am: Independent zigzag continued

  5.45pm: Sighted steamer steering to SW

  7.00pm: Ceased zigzag


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29 September 1918

Hampton Roads to Southampton

Lat 37.2, Long -53.0

  4.00am: Zigzagging ahead of convoy

  7.00pm: Ceased zigzag

11.00pm: Independent zigzag throughout


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30 September 1918

Hampton Roads to Southampton

Lat 37.2, Long -49.3

  6.42am: Commenced number 53 zigzag with convoy

  3.45pm: Ceased number 53 zigzag & continued independently



LOGS FOR OCTOBER 1918


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1 October 1918

Hampton Roads to Southampton

Lat 38.6, Long -45.6

  7.33am: Commenced number 53 zigzag with convoy

  7.44am: Sighted two vessels steering WNW

  8.50am: Ceased zigzag

  9.30am: Commenced number 53 zigzag with convoy

  4.00pm: Convoy ceased zigzag


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2 October 1918

Hampton Roads to Southampton

Lat 40.3, Long -42.2

  6.00am: Strong SE wind & heavy sea

10.15am: Drew ahead of SS Irishman [ex Michigan III]; altered course by special signal

11.30am: Commenced zigzag number 53

  5.45pm: Convoy ceased zigzag & resumed mean course

  5.55pm: Commenced independent zigzag


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3 October 1918

Hampton Roads to Southampton

Lat 41.5, Long -39.1

  9.00am: Independent zigzag finished & commenced number 53 zigzag [with convoy]

  5.58pm: Convoy ceased zigzag & resumed mean course

  6.00pm: Commenced independent zigzag ahead of convoy

  7.00pm: Ceased zigzag


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4 October 1918

Hampton Roads to Southampton

Lat 43.2, Long -36.3

  5.05am: Commenced zigzag ahead of convoy

  6.37am: Commenced zigzag 53 with convoy

  7.25am: Commenced independent zigzag

11.00am: Went down lines with medical stores for SS Sikh; lost 200 fathoms of 3 ½” manilla rope during operation; it became foul of Sikh's propeller

  1.30pm: Took up station ahead of convoy; zigzagging throughout

  4.00pm: Ship labouring heavily & shipping water fore & aft

  6.45pm: Ceased zigzag

  8.00pm: Strong gale, ship labouring heavily & shipping water fore & aft


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5 October 1918

Hampton Roads to Southampton

Lat 44.7, Long -32.8

  3.30am: Wind hauled W in heavy rain squall; strong gale, high following sea; shipping heavy water fore & aft

Daybreak – convoy not in sight

  6.05am: Sighted convoy astern on port quarter

  7.15am: In station ahead of convoy; high sea, shipping heavy water fore & aft

  1.30pm: 28 ships in sight

  2.00pm: SS Sikh dropped out of convoy


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6 October 1918

Hampton Roads to Southampton

Lat 46.0, Long -30.6

  3.00am: High following sea; SS rolling heavily

  5.30am: Commenced zigzag ahead of convoy

10.00am: Commenced zigzag 53 & continued throughout

     Noon: SS rolling heavily & shipping heavy seas

  3.45pm: Ceased zigzag

  4.00pm: High following sea; ship rolling heavily

  5.25pm: Commenced independent zigzag ahead of convoy

  9.30pm: Passed vessel showing port bow light (cleared convoy)


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7 October 1918

Hampton Roads to Southampton

Lat 47.0, Long -25.0

  4.00am: Ship rolling heavily; heavy rain squalls throughout

  5.25am: Commenced zigzag ahead of convoy

  6.15am: Ceased zigzag

  7.23am: Commenced zigzag ahead of convoy

  8.00am: Weather moderating; SS Irishman reported man dead on board


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8 October 1918

Hampton Roads to Southampton

Lat 47.8, Long -20.8

  4.00am: High confused sea; ship rolling & straining heavily

  5.35am: Commenced zigzag ahead of convoy

  6.30am: SS Irishman reported another man dead

  7.00pm: Ceased zigzag


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9 October 1918

Hampton Roads to Southampton

Lat 48.4, Long -16.8

  4.00am: High confused sea; ship rolling heavily

  5.25am: Commenced zigzag ahead of convoy

  4.00pm: Ship rolling heavily & shipping vast quantities of water

  6.20pm: Ceased zigzagging

Midnight: Ship pitching & taking heavy water fore & aft


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10 October 1918

Hampton Roads to Southampton

Lat 48.9, Long -12.2

  5.27am: Commenced zigzag ahead of convoy

  7.38am: Convoy commenced zigzag 53 – we carried on independently ahead

11.30am: Smoke of destroyer sighted

12.30pm: Destroyers in sight

  1.15pm: Senior officer of destroyer escort dropped astern & passed orders on board

  1.30pm: Sighted sloop on port beam; escort consists of 4 destroyers, 2 sloops & 1 P-boat

  2.00pm: In position ahead of number 4 column as guide

  7.45pm: SS Westshore [possibly ex War Archer] dropped, showing 'not under control' signals


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11 October 1918

Hampton Roads to Southampton

Lat 49.1, Long -7.8

  1.30am: SS Westshore in station

  5.30am: All ships in proper station

  4.35pm: Sighted relief destroyers ahead

  5.00pm: Destroyer Harpy came up astern & put orders on board; ships for French Atlantic ports parted company


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12 October 1918

Hampton Roads to Southampton

[no position]

  5.55am: All ships in station

  7.00pm: Convoy sighted on port & starboard bows about 3 cables distant; apparently steering at right angles to our course; rang engines full astern

  7.01pm: Steamer* struck us abaft engine room bulkhead, slashed side; soundings taken immediately & number 3 hold found to be full of water; all other compartments dry; stopped engines; engine room bulkhead leaking slightly in several places; port lifeboat manned & lowered; starboard boats' crews went aboard colliding steamer by orders

  7.30pm: Engines rung slow ahead

  7.35pm: Engines half ahead

  9.45pm: Full speed ahead; all compartments sounded frequently; no change found anywhere


*French SS Erdre


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Note


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Articles of clothing lost in collision with SS Erdre

Sou'westers 6

Duffle coats 1

Duffle trousers 1

Sea boots 3 pairs

Oilskin coats 1

Oilskin trousers 2


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Gear lost when ship was abandoned 12th October 1918

1 pair binoculars

7 VS percussion tubes mark VII

7 VS percussion tube mark II

6 Very's lights red & 6 white

4 short lights


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Deck stores lost in collision with SS Erdre

2 lifeboats & all gear complete

4 lifebuoys

1 pilot-ladder 24 feet long

40 lifebelts

1 pair of binoculars


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13 October 1918

Hampton Roads to Southampton

Lat 50.8, Long -1.2

[position for Stokes Bay]

12.10am: Picked up destroyer escort & proceeded in her wake to Nab End buoy

Altered course W & proceeded to examination anchorage using engines to Captain's orders

  2.30am: Pilot boarded

  2.45am: Anchored in St Helen's in 7 fathoms starboard anchor & 45 fathoms cable

  3.45am: Weighed anchor & proceeded to Stokes Bay, engines working to pilot's orders

  5.00am: Anchored in 7½ fathoms water starboard anchor & 45 fathoms chain in water

Ship sounded at frequent intervals; no change found anywhere

  4.00pm: Weighed & proceeded up harbour, course & speed to pilot's orders

  5.50pm: Anchored off Netley Hospital, starboard anchor & 45 fathoms cable in 7 fathoms water

  8.30pm: Party who abandoned ship at time of collision rejoined


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14 October 1918

Southampton

Lat 50.9, Long -1.4

  4.00am: Ship at anchor; tank soundings taken regularly & found OK

  9.00am: Diver's boat came alongside

10.30am: Diver went down to survey damage

     Noon: Diver reported damage extends to 14 feet below water

  1.00pm: Salvage people resumed work [after dinner]

  4.30pm: All work ceased for day; pumped out number 4 tank


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15 October 1918

Southampton

Lat 50.9, Long -1.4

  7.30am: Diver's boat came alongside

11.00am: Salvage tug Ranger came alongside & salvage people resumed work at damaged plates & getting timber on board

  4.30pm: All work ceased for day


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16 October 1918

Southampton

Lat 50.9, Long -1.4

  6.00am: All hands on deck; pilot came on board

  6.47am: Anchor up; full speed ahead

  7.00am: Ship swung & proceeded towards docks

  7.30am: Made fast, 2 tugs forward, 1 aft

  7.45am: Vessel alongside dolphins

  8.00am: Ship in berth, cast off tugs & engines rung off

Salvage tug Ranger came alongside & work commenced on repairs

  5.00pm: Salvage operations ceased for day


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17 October 1918

Southampton

Lat 50.9, Long -1.4

  8.00am: Salvage people resumed work

  5.00pm: All work ceased for day


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18 October 1918

Southampton

Lat 50.9, Long -1.4

  8.00am: Salvage people resumed work at repairs

  5.00pm: All work ceased for day


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19 October 1918

Southampton

Lat 50.9, Long -1.4

  8.00am: Salvage people resumed work

  5.00pm: Salvage men ceased work

  6.00pm: Salvage men resumed work assisted by 4 men of ship's company; work carried on throughout night


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20 October 1918

Southampton

Lat 50.9, Long -1.4

  6.00am: Work at repairs ceased

  7.00am: Work resumed at repairs – salvage men only

  1.15pm: Salvage pumps started in number 3 hold


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21 October 1918

Southampton

Lat 50.9, Long -1.4

  7.00am: Salvage crews resumed work at patch

  5.00pm: All hands knocked off for day


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22 October 1918

Southampton

Lat 50.9, Long -1.4

  7.00am: Work resumed by salvage people

  5.00pm: All hands ceased work for day


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23 October 1918


Southampton

Lat 50.9, Long -1.4

  7.00am: Work resumed by salvage crew

  4.00pm: Salvage tug Ranger cast off; diver's work finished

  6.00pm: All work completed, workmen taking away gear


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24 October 1918

Southampton to London

Lat 50.7, Long -0.25

[position for Beachy Head]

  1.15am: All hands called; pilot on board & tugs alongside

  2.15am: Cast off moorings; 2 tugs assisting, 1 fore & 1 aft

  2.20am: Cast off tugs; full speed ahead

  4.45am: Discharged pilot

  6.15am: Let go anchor in 7 fathoms water, 40 fathoms on the starboard anchor

  7.05am: Anchor up; slow ahead

  7.10am: Nab End buoy abeam

  8.30am: Owers Light Vessel abeam

10.00am: Passed Brighton Pier

11.45am: Beachy Head abeam

  4.25pm: South Goodwin Light Vessel abeam

  4.35pm: Engines stopped

  4.45pm: Examination vessel came alongside

  4.55pm: Pilot boarded; half speed

  5.05pm: Engines stopped

  5.15pm: Anchor let go in 12 fathoms water starboard anchor & 45 fathoms cable


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25 October 1918

Southampton to London

Lat 51.5, Long 0.88

[position for Nore]

  8.30am: Hove up anchor; full speed ahead

10.00am: Passed Tongue Light Vessel

11.45am: Passed Edinburgh Light Vessel

     Noon: Coming up to Nore Light Vessel

  1.45pm: Stopped at Little Hope for examination vessel

  2.15pm: Stopped at Gravesend & changed pilots

  4.00pm: Proceeding up river to pilot's orders

  4.10pm: Anchored outside locks waiting for signal to enter

  4.20pm: Hove up & proceeded towards locks assisted by 2 tugs

  5.20pm: Locked in & proceeded up docks

  7.30pm: Ship swung in dock & proceeded to berth stern foremost

  7.20pm: Alongside berth; rang off engines & cast off tugs


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26 October 1918

London

Lat 51.5, Long 0.0

  7.00am: Work commenced at discharging

Half ship's company granted 7 days leave; no further work for day

  5.00pm: Hands engaged getting stores on board


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27 October 1918

London

Lat 51.5, Long 0.0

  7.00am: Work resumed discharging from all hatches

  5.00pm: All work ceased for the day


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28 October 1918

London

Lat 51.5, Long 0.0

  7.00am: Resumed discharging from all holds

  9.00am: Repair work commenced by dockyard hands

  6.00pm: Dockyard hands knocked off

  7.00pm: All work ceased for day; hatches covered up


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29 October 1918

London

Lat 51.5, Long 0.0

  7.00am: Work of previous day resumed

Cargo in number 4 lower hold slightly damaged (result of collision)

  7.00pm: All work finished for day; hatches covered up


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