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Armed Boarding Steamer, mercantile conversion

Built 1905, 2193grt, 16kts. Armament: 3-4.7in. In service 20.7.15-22.1.19. Many ABS worked with cruiser squadrons, and carried out examination duties at sea. (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:

Many of the links in this document come from the invaluable http://www.clydesite.co.uk, to whom I am extremely grateful. Their contributors, Stuart Cameron, Bruce Allen, John Ward-McQuaid, George Robinson and others are to be congratulated and thanked.
Most of the ship pictures are from http://www.photoship.co.uk/, a great site for the enthusiast.
I am also indebted to www.wikipedia.org/‎ of course and the excellently researched www.wrecksite.eu/‎, sadly the last and only information that we have for so many ships.
Many thanks to http://www.theshipslist.com/, a must for any researcher and http://navypedia.org/ has time and again provided information on long-forgotten warships from one hundred years ago. Small specialist sites often provide rare and wonderful facts and I acknowledge the dedicated work of Os Rikinhus, Bob Sanders, Ron Tovey and, 7seasvessels.com among others that I may have forgotten. Thanks to all of you who like me are fascinated by ships that no longer leave a wake on the ocean. Fair winds!

The second line of each day’s entry is the position of the ship at noon in the modern decimal format. Other positions in the text are given in old-fashioned degrees and minutes.
Each day’s activity is usually a precis, omitting the purely routine entries, but occasionally on a quiet day in harbour, every entry is included to give a flavour of the routine. Keen readers may care to delve deeper, but be warned, the handwriting is often poor and the ink faded. Good luck! Ed.

THE VOYAGES OF HMS Lunka 1917-1919
(A more detailed plot follows in the text)

JP map overview

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

LOG BOOK – APRIL 16TH 1917 to APRIL 5TH 1918


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Front cover, Adm. 53/47471. 16th April 1917 to 5th April 1918.

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TITLE PAGE

HMS LUNKA

Commanded by Act. Cdr M Murray, RN.

Displacement 2,193 tons.

length 284.5 feet.

Breadth 44 feet.

Engines by William Denny and Bros, Dumbarton.

No other details entered.


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Printed page of instructions for logkeepers.

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Page for ship’s specifications, sadly with no entries.


THE VOYAGES OF HMS LUNKA
Operations off East Africa

JP map Lunka East Africa

LOGS FOR APRIL 1917

(Zanzibar and assisting shore operations at Kilwa Kisiwani, Kiswere, Kilwa Kivinje and Lindi)


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16 April 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

6.00am: Lascars preparing to unship for’d derricks.

7.00am: Commenced coaling.

11.00am: HMS Talbot anchored.

5.05pm: Whaler Fly* arrived.

9.20pm: Eng. S/Lt Pegg joined ship from hospital.

* HMW Fly, an armed whaler, the ex-German Sturmvogel and probably the ship in this picture)

(Note that “armed whaler” here refers to powerful vessels built to chase and harpoon whales and adapted for auxiliary service with the navy. These are not to be confused with the 27’ whaler, powered by oars or sails, that is the standard seaboat for HM Ships.)


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17 April 1917

Zanzibar and at sea.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

5.30am: HMS Talbot sailed.

11.20am: Whaler Fly sailed.

12 noon: Finished coaling, received 259 tons.

4.18pm: Weighed and proceeded.

5.06pm: Chumbe Island Lt abeam 2 miles.

8.00am: Pos. 6 37.5S, 39 24.8E.

8.43pm: Dar-es-salaam Lt bg S73W(t).


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18 April 1917

At sea to Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -8.5, Long 39.8

5.00am: Guns crews closed up (a standing order for this time).

11.55am: S Fanjove Lt bg S86W(t).

3.20pm: Anchored, Kilwa Kisiwani.


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19 April 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

7.00am: Signalman Birch to shore.

Hands discharging stores.

4.00am: HMW Fly arrived.

Landed libertymen.


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20 April 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani to Kiswere and Lindi and on patrol.

Lat -9.4, Long 39.7

6.00am: HMW Fly alongside.

6.32am: Weighed and proceeded.

8.00am: Pos. 9 03S, 39 41E.

10.00am: Signalled HMT Princess (HMS in log, but actually a transport).

10.48am: Anchored in Kiswere* harbour and sent stores and one Eng. Sub/Lt to Princess.

11.05am: Receieived one native prisoner from HMW Salamander** (Salamanda in log).

11.19am: Weighed and proceeded.

3.50pm: Anchored, Lindi. Discharged stores and one prisoner to HMS Thistle.

5.30pm: Weighed and proceeded on patrol to North.

8.00am: Pos. 9 52S, 40 02E.

* Kishwere in log but I have used the more common spelling Kiswere throughout.

** Salamander, an armed whaler purchased in Durban, ex Krabben.


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21 April 1917

Patrol to Lindi and patrol

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

1.00am: A/c S(t). (Lunka usually records bearings as true (t) but courses steered are magnetic. So here, the course alteration is to South (t), but the helmsman steers S4W.)

8.32am: Anchored, Lindi.

10.30am: Discharged stores for HMS Thistle.

8.02pm: Weighed and proceeded on patrol to NE.


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22 April 1917

On patrol to Lindi and at sea.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

2.00am: A/c S50W(t).

8.12am: Anchored, Lindi.

9.40am: Divisions. Read Articles of War (the statutory provisions regulating and governing the behaviour of members of the Royal Navy. By Admiralty Instruction, must be read to the ship’s company once a month).

2.30pm: SS Montrose anchored.

6.00am: SS Barjora anchored.

8.04pm: Weighed and proceeded, N75E.


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23 April 1917

At sea to Kiswere.

Lat -9.42, Long 39.6

7.12am Passed HMW Prattler (Pratler in log).

8.15am: Anchored, Kiswere harbour.

Marines to 6” gun drill.

2.00am: HMW Salamander arrived. Sent boat to same for stores

4.00am: Weighed and turned, dropped kedge anchor aft with 50 fathoms of wire.

5.40pm: Dropped port bower. (Anchoring bow and stern enables the ship to moor horizontally to the shore so that all her guns can bear.) Armed whaler away, steam cutter under repair.

6.10pm: Weighed kedge and paid out cable for’d.

6.50pm: Whaler returned.

9.30pm: Armed whaler away.

11.30pm: Veered kedge.


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24 April 1917

Kiswere and at sea.

Lat -9.42, Long 39.6

1.32am: Opened fire on shore (spotting from fort).

2.05am: Ceased fire.

4.30am: Armed whaler and steam cutter away to shore.

5.35am: Weighed kedge.

6.10am: Boats returned. Received stores (oranges and vegetables) from HMW Salamander. Salamander sailed.

8.00am: Landing party returned.

8.11am: HMS Manica arrived.

9.50am: Armed whaler to shore with stores.

11.00am: Manica sailed.

1.00am: Boats returned with two wounded Indians.

3.05pm: HMW Prattler anchored.

3.30pm: Steam cutter and two armed whalers to Prattler to land troops.

7.04pm: Weighed and proceeded.


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25 April 1917

At sea to Lindi and Kiswere.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

7.10am: Anchored, Lindi.

9.30am: Platoon of Indian native infantry on board. Hospital patients left ship.

1.24pm: Weighed and proceeded.

5.10pm: Anchored and disembarked troops.

11.00am: HMW Prattler sailed.


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26 April 1917

Kiswere to Kilwa Kivinje.

Lat -8.75, Long 39.45

1.56am: Weighed and proceeded.

8.02am: Fanjove I. Lt abeam 5.5 miles.

9.11am: Anchored, Kilwa Kivinje.

9.45am: Boats sent ashore for wounded.

1.25pm: Boats sent ashore for wounded.


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27 April 1917

Kilwa Kivinje to Kiswere.

Lat -9.42, Long 39.6

5.43am: Weighed and proceeded.

8.00am: Pos. 8 49S, 39 41E.

11.55am: Anchored off Kiswere.

1.30pm: Armed boats away ashore.

7.10pm: Boats returned.

9.35pm: HMW Echo* sailed.

* Echo, an armed whaler purchased in Durban, ex Barrowby.


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28 April 1917

Kiswere.

Lat -9.42, Long 39.6

10.40am: HMW Salamander arrived. Whaler away to same for stores.

11.15am: Salamander left. Sent stores to shore.


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29 April 1917

Kiswere.

Lat -9.42, Long 39.6


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30 April 1917

Kiswere.

Lat -9.42, Long 39.6

8.00am: Lascars shifting coal from No 1 hold to bunkers.

9.45am: Lowered whaler for sailing instruction.

3.00am: Boats returned with shore mail and one enemy spy.



LOGS FOR MAY 1917

(Zanzibar to Mazimbwa Bay and all points in between, transporting troops and stores)


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1 May 1917

Kiswere to Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -8.97, Long 39.55

5.40am: Weighed and proceeded.

7.00am: A/c to speak HMW Childers*(Chaulder in log). Sent boat to same with prisoner, boat returned with stores (meat, vegetables, oranges and one sheep). Proceeded.

10.15am: Anchored, Kilwa Kisiwani, ran lines to collier SS Berwen and secured alongside same for water. received 124 tons.

8.50pm: Cast off to anchor, assisted by tug.

* Childers, an armed whaler purchased in Durban, ex Norvegia.


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2 May 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani to Kiswere and Lindi and at sea.

Lat -9.5, Long 39.7

5.43am: Weighed and proceeded.

8.00am: Pos. 9 12.5S, 39 41.5E.

9.35am: Anchored, Kiswere. Sent boats ashore with passage men.

11.20am: Weighed and proceeded.

1.40pm: Closed HMW Childers and sent boat to same with three natives. Proceeded.

3.50pm: Anchored, Lindi.

8.34pm: Weighed and proceeded.


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3 May 1917

At sea to Kiuya.

Lat -10.75, Long 40.6

8.00am: Pos. 10 44S, 40 39E.

8.00am: Pos. 10 45S, 40 36.5E.

9.30am: Anchored, Kiuya (Tunghi Bay).

4.55pm: Weighed and proceeded.

5.30pm: Anchored.


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4 May 1917

Tunghi Bay to Mazimbwa Bay (now Baia de Tunge to Baia de Moçimboa)

Lat -11.4, Long 40.5

5.25am: Weighed and proceeded.

8.00am: Pos. 11 04.5S, 40 46.5E.

10.30am: Anchored.

10.45am: Weighed and proceeded.

11.50am: Masasani Rock abeam 1 mile.

1.12pm: Anchored, Mazimbwa Bay.

2.15pm: Local port officer boarded.

8.00am: Pos. 11 19.8S, 40 25E.


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5 May 1917

Mazimbwa Bay and at sea.

Lat -11.33, Long 40.37

10.00am: SS Chinde arrived.

1.01pm: Weighed and proceeded.

6.23pm: C Delgado Lt bg N47W(t)

7.07pm: C Delgado Lt abeam 5.5 miles.

8.00am: Pos. 10 31S, 40 42.5E.


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6 May 1917

At sea to Kilwa Kisiwani and Kiswere.

Lat -8.97, Long 39.55

8.00am. Pos. 9 02.8S, 39 40E.

10.00am: Anchored, Kilwa Kisiwani.

11.00am: Captain to HMS Mersey and return.

12.30pm: Steam cutter to shore for stores.

2.40pm: Weighed and proceeded.

5.00am: Passed HS Oxfordshire*, bound North.

6.22pm: Anchored, Kiswere.

7.15pm: HMW Childers shifted to outer anchorage.

9.50pm: Childers left.

* Oxfordshire, the first of three Bibby Line ships of this name, 1912, 8.648 tons, hospital and troop ship in both world wars and Korean war, sold in 1953, renamed Safina-el-arab)


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7 May 1917

Kiswere.

Lat -9.42, Long 39.6

11.00am: One Indian officer and private on board for stores.

2.00am: Boats to shore for wounded and returned with four sick Indian soldiers.

4.30pm: HMW Echo arrived and anchored. Boats to same for stores and took one bag of mail to shore.

7.00am: Sent four sick men to Echo.

8.45pm: Echo left.


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8 May 1917

Kiswere.

Lat -9.42, Long 39.6

In pm: OS and boys to boat instruction.


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9 May 1917

Kiswere

Lat -9.42, Long 39.6

7.10am: Steam cutter and whaler to shore with Captain and guard, returning at 8.50am.

10.00am: Boys to field training, target aiming practice and gun drill classes.

3.20pm: SS Barjora arrived. Boats away to land troops from same.


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10 May 1917

Kiswere.

Lat -9.42, Long 39.6

4.07am: SS Barjora sailed.


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11 May 1917

Kiswere.

Lat -9.42, Long 39.6

12.55pm: HMS Talbot arrived. Sent whaler for letters.

3.23pm: Talbot left.

7.10pm: HMW Childers arrived.

8.00am: One military officer and servant boarded.


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12 May 1917

Kiswere.

Lat -9.42, Long 39.6

5.00am: HMW Childers sailed.

7.10am: Landed one military officer and servant.


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13 May 1917

Kiswere and at sea.

Lat -9.42, Long 39.6

8.35pm: Weighed and proceeded on patrol.


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14 May 1917

On patrol, Kiswere and at sea towards Zanzibar

Lat -9.42, Long 39.6

11.05am: Anchored, Kiswere. Landed orderly.

6.20pm: HMW Prattler alongside for water.

8.20pm: Weighed and proceeded.


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15 May 1917

At sea to Zanzibar.

Lat -7.0, Long 39.6

7.05am: Moresby Pt Lt N17W(t).

11.48am: Ras Kanzi LH abeam 2.25 miles.

1.14pm: Makatumbi Lt abeam 6.5 miles.

2.00am: Chumbe Lt N23W.

3.30pm: Cable ship passed South (almost certainly CS Sherard Osborn).

3.40pm: Tug Stork passed.

3.50pm: Chumbe Lt abeam.

4.35pm: Anchored, Zanzibar. Coal lighters alongside.


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16 May 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

5.15am: HS Gascon sailed.

Coaling ship.

2.15pm: HMS Gloucester arrived.

4.30pm: One rating joined from depot.


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17 May 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

Coaling, watering and taking on stores.

Discharged one seaman to hospital for dental tratment.


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18 May 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

6.15am: Collier left HMS Gloucester.

Dental party and store party to shore. Store party returned with rope.

3.00am: HMS Talbot arrived.

4.30pm: One officer rejoined from hospital.

Finished coaling.


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19 May 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

2.00am: HMW Echo alongside. One officer and one mechanic RNAS joined.

2.57pm: HMS Gloucester left.

3.00am: One WO Tel. joined.

3.20pm: Echo left.

4.15pm: Three ratings joined for passage to Dar-es-salaam.

5.00am: One officer, one servant and four natives joined for passage to Dar-es-salaam.

6.30pm: One officer and three parsees (?) joined for passage to Dar-es-salaam.

8.45pm: Numerous native passengers on board, male and female with offspring.

9.45pm: Ditto left for shore.


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20 May 1917

Zanzibar to Dar-es-salaam and at sea.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

5.55am: Weighed and proceeded.

6.45am: Chumbe Lt abeam 2 miles.

8.00am: Pos. 6 25.5S, 39 14.5E.

11.05am: Anchored Dar-es-salaam.

11.15am: HMW Fly alongside, discharged stores.

12 noon: Discharged one military officer, one corporal, three ratings and 39 passengers.

12.29pm: Weighed and proceeded, Southerly courses.


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21 May 1917

At sea to Kilwa Kisiwani and Lindi River.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

6.35am: Fanjove Lt N78W.

9.55am: Anchored, Kilwa Kisiwani. Discharged mails and stores.

11.40am: Weighed and proceeded.

6.06pm: Anchored, Lindi. Mails etc to HMW Salamander and HMS Thistle.


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22 May 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

9.00am: HMW Salamander alongside for water.

9.20am: One army officer to shore.

9.30am: HMS Thistle’s cutter alongside for stores.

10.20am: Shore boat arrived for ammunition and stores.

1.56pm: Weighed and proceeded to swing for compass adjustment.

4.05pm: Returned to Lindi and anchored.


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23 May 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

5.45am: Weighed and proceeded to anchor in Lindi harbour.

9.00am: Orderly ashore with letter.


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24 May 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

9.30am: Gunner to shore on special duty.

10.00am: Boys to shore for field drill.

3.50pm: Landed bathing party.

4.00am: SS Mafia arrived.


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25 May 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

8.40am: HMW Salamander arrived.

9.55am: SS Barjora anchored.

12 noon: Salamander left.


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26 May 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

6.15pm: Lighter alongside with army stores.


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27 May 1917

Lindi to Kiswere.

Lat -9.7, Long 39.8 (approx, noon position in log clear error)

7.30am: Embarking troops.

9.19am: All troops and stores aboard. Weighed and proceeded.

1.55pm: Anchored, Kiswere.

2.30pm: Disembarking military and stores to shore in boats.

8.00am: Indian troops on board.

9.00am: Discharging miltary stores into dhow.


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28 May 1917

Kiswere to Tunghi Bay and at sea towards Lindi.

Lat -10.5, Long 40.7

1.35am: Weighed and proceeded.

6.30am: Discharged military units to HMW Echo.

11.50am: C Delgado abeam 2.25 miles.

12.45pm: Anchored.

2.30pm: Military officers aboard.

3.05pm: Weighed and proceeded.

3.40pm: C Delgado abeam 2 miles.

8.00am: Pos. 10 16S, 40 43E.

8.50pm: Observed a light bearing East, a/c towards it at full speed. Closed with cable steamer Sherard Osborn (Osmond in log)

9.40am: Proceeded.


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29 May 1917

At sea to Lindi and Tunghi Bay.

Lat -10.1, Long 40.3

6.55am: Anchored, Lindi Bay.

7.40am: HMW Childers alongside for stores.

8.40am: SS Medic anchored.

8.55am: Childers left.

9.05am: Weighed and proceeded.

4.43pm: Anchored, Tunghi Bay.

5.15pm: Discharged stores for flagship (HMS Hyacinth).

6.15pm: Flagship sailed.


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30 May 1917

Tunghi Bay.

Lat -10.75, Long 40.6

In pm: Exercised “collision stations” and “abandon ship stations”.


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31 May 1917

Tunghi Bay.

Lat -10.75, Long 40.6



LOGS FOR JUNE 1917

(Tunghi Bay,at sea escorting troopship Caronia, Zanzibar, Dar-es-salaam, Bombay and returning to East Africa with lascar crew for HMFM Trent)


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1 June 1917

Tunghi Bay and at sea.

Lat -10.75, Long 40.6

1.00am: Rounds correct.

2.30am. Wind veered to SW.

3.00am: Rounds correct.

6.00am: Hands clean ship.

8.25am: Whaler returned, hoisted and secured.

9.30am: Hands variously employed. Lascars working coal in No 1 hold.

10.17am: Weighed, slow ahead.

10.19am: Half speed.

10.20am: Rang off 360 revs.

10.45am: Set course N61E(t).

11.15am: A/c N12W(t). Delgado West 1 mile.

Convoying transport SS Caronia. (When arriving in Tunghi Bay on 27 May, Caronia reported fires in three of her bunkers, vide log of HMS Hyacinth) .

3.53pm: Long DR. 40 34.3E, Obs; 40 34.5E.

4.00am: Evening quarters.

7.45pm: Night defence stations.

9.00am: Rounds correct.

11.59pm: Convoy correct.


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2 June 1917

At sea.

Lat -6.4, Long 39.7

4.00am: Moresby Pt Lt N35W(t).

5.10am: Moresby Lt abeam 9 miles.

11.08am: Stopped and received mails from flag (HMS Hyacinth). Proceeded (in company with Caronia, vide log of Hyacinth).

4.27pm: Whaler away with letters for HMS Talbot, then proceeded, courses East of South. (Caronia parted company and proceeded in company with Talbot, vide log of same.)


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3 June 1917

At sea to Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

1.30am: A/c N80W(t).

2.00am: Hospital ship passed bound South.

8.20am: Mungopani Lt abeam 1 mile.

9.50am: Anchored, Zanzibar. Two coal lighters alongside, coaling.

10.55am: HMW Charon* arrived.

12.08pm: HMW Styx** arrived.

4.20pm: Discharging baggage into lighter.

* Charon, an armed whaler purchased in Durban, ex Eclair.

** Styx, an armed whaler purchased in Durban, ex Etoile.


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4 June 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

Lascars preparing No 1 hold for coal.

Continued coaling from lighters.

10.00am: Dressed ship with masthead flags (for the birthday of HM the King. His birthday is actually 3 June, but as that fell on a Sunday it is, by naval custom, marked today).

Continued to take on stores, water and coal.

11.59pm: Finished coaling.


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5 June 1917

Zanzibar to Dar-es-salaam and at sea towards Bombay.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

4.00am : Finished watering.

7.15am: Weighed and proceeded.

8.03am: Chumbe Lt abeam 1.75 miles.

12.20pm: Anchored, Dar-es-salaam. Two military officers and 15 other ranks boarded.

2.07pm: Weighed and proceeded, course N57E.

8.00am: Pos. 6 12S, 40 05E.


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6 June 1917

At sea.

Lat -4.6, Long 42.0

8.00am: Pos. 3 45S, 43 02E.


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7 June 1917

At sea.

Lat -2.1, Long 44.4

5.23am: Pos. 2 41S, 43 41E.

8.00am: Pos. 2 31S, 44 35E.

8.00am: Pos. 1 19S, 45 30E.


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8 June 1917

At sea.

Lat -0.3, Long 47.2

5.33am: Pos. 0 47S, 46 10E.

8.00am: Pos. 0 21N, 48 09E.


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9 June 1917

At sea.

Lat 1.7, Long 50.3

5.30am. Pos. 1 07N, 49 18E.


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10 June 1917

At sea.

Lat 4.2, Long 53.5

8.00am: Pos. 3 44N, 52 02E.

8.00am: Pos. 4 58N, 54 36E.


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11 June 1917

At sea.

Lat 6.6, Long 56.6

5.22am: Pos. 5 56N, 55 46.5E.

8.00am: Pos. 7 25N, 57 40E.


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12 June 1917

At sea.

Lat 9.1, Long 59.8

8.00am: Pos. 9 52N, 60 54E.


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13 June 1917

At sea.

Lat 11.5, Long 63.2

8.00am: Pos. 11 03N, 62 40E.

11.25am: Vessel rolling to port and starboard, 30º.

6.30pm: Shipped sea aft, awning torn and spar broken.

8.00am: Pos. 12 21N, 64 14E.


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14 June 1917

At sea.

Lat 13.9, Long 66.4

3.00am: Vessel labouring considerably, heavy following sea.

8.00am: Pos 13 31N, 65 42E.

8.00am: Pos. 14 48N, 67 27E.


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15 June 1917

At sea.

Lat 16.4, Long 69.8

8.00am: Weather moderating.

8.00am: Pos. 17 25N, 70 35E.


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16 June 1917

At sea to Bombay.

Lat 18.5, Long 72.7

1.15pm: Entered buoyed channel.

2.38pm: Entered Bombay harbour.

3.15pm: Secured to centre transport buoy.

7.00am: Two officers and 15 military men discharged to shore.


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17 June 1917

Bombay.

Lat 18.98, Long 72.86

3.30pm: Pilot boarded, slipped and proceeded with tugs.

4.20pm: Entered locks.

4.40pm: Entered Alexandra Dock, turned and backed down to No 14 berth. Rang off engines. Heavy rain squalls at intervals


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18 June 1917

Bombay.

Lat 18.98, Long 72.86

7.00am: Libertymen returned, two absentees.

Hands employed on stores and watering ship.

Lascars scrubbing boot topping (the line dividing the anti-fouling paint below the water line from the paint of the sides. This line gets wider over the years as it is repainted!).


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19 June 1917

Bombay.

Lat 18.98, Long 72.86

Discharging ashes to ash boat.

Party left ship with awning fitting repairs.

Coal tallying party left ship.

4.00am: AB Hamilton discharged to Sailors’ Home.

6.00am: CPOs Denton and Fleming discharged to SS Caronia for passage.


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20 June 1917

Bombay.

Lat 18.98, Long 72.86

7.30am: Commenced coaling.

8.00am: Changing native crew.

7.00am: Ceased coaling for the night.


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21 June 1917

Bombay.

Lat 18.98, Long 72.86

7.00am: Resumed coaling. Libertymen returned, one man absent.

1.00am: Hove vessel to No 13 berth.

4.30pm: Finished coaling for the day.


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22 June 1917

Bombay.

Lat 18.98, Long 72.86

7.00am: Liberty men returned on board, one man absent.

In pm: Hands taking in stores.

6.55pm: Two portable galleys with fittings arrived, discharged to wharf.


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23 June 1917

Bombay.

Lat 18.98, Long 72.86

9.55am: Shipped portable galley with shore crane.


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24 June 1917

Bombay.

Lat 18.98, Long 72.86

Landed various church parties.


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25 June 1917

Bombay.

Lat 18.98, Long 72.86

5.25pm: Sentry placed on bus in shed. Ice came aboard and cylinders for ice machine.


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26 June 1917

Bombay.

Lat 18.98, Long 72.86

6.15am: Fresh beef arrived for sea stock.

7.20am: Ice arrived for ship’s steward.

10.00am: Hands loading beer.


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27 June 1917

Bombay and at sea towards Zanzibar.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.8

1.30am: Crew of Trent arrived with luggage (this is a Lascar crew, en route for Zanzibar to replace HMFM Trent’s troublesome British crew, vide log of Trent).

7.20am: Pilot boarded, cast off assisted by tugs and entered lock.

8.15am: Cleared lock and anchored in bay.

10.15am: Weighed and proceeded into buoyed channel.

12.30pm: Left swept channel, commenced sounding.


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28 June 1917

At sea.

Lat 18.2, Long 70.9

11.15am: Observed suspicious stranger, closed up 6" gun crew and stood towards her.

11.45am: Resumed course and speed.

1.20pm: Cleared bank.

2.00am: SS Katoria* passed bound East.

4.00am: Vessel labouring heavily and shipping water.

8.00am: Pos. 17 14N, 70 22E.

* Katoria, British India SN Co, 1889, 1,123 tons, scrapped 1923.


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29 June 1917

At sea.

Lat 15.0, Long 69.6

4.00am: Vessel diving and shipping water forward.

8.00am: Pos. 15 46N, 69 41E.

12 noon: Vessel labouring and shipping water.

8.00am: Vessel labouring heavily.

8.00am: Pos. 14 03N, 69 08E.


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30 June 1917

At sea.

Lat 12.0, Long 68.1

1.00am: Three sheep killed by heavy weather.

3.15am: Shipping heavy water forward. Battened down No 1 hatch. Strong wind and heavy confused swell.

Ship continuing to labour and ship water throughout the day.

8.00am: Pos. 11 04N, 67 52E.



LOGS FOR JULY 1917

(At sea to Zanzibar, Dar-es-salaam and Mazimbwa)


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1 July 1917

At sea.

Lat 8.9, Long 66.8

4.00am: Wind and weather moderating.

8.00am: Pos. 9 39N, 67 11E.


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2 July 1917

At sea.

Lat 5.4, Long 64.8

8.00am: Pos. 6 08N, 65 08E.

8.00am: Pos. 4 57N, 63 43E.


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3 July 1917

At sea.

Lat 3.8, Long 61.2

8.00am: Pos. 4 10N, 61 58E.

8.00am: Pos. 3 14N, 60 00E.


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4 July 1917

At sea.

Lat 2.2, Long 57.7

8.00am: Pos. 2 25N, 58 11E.

8.00am: Pos. 1 42N, 56 30E.


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5 July 1917

At sea.

Lat 1.1, Long 54.6

8.00am: Pos. 1 19N, 55 08E.

12.15am: Eclipse of moon.

In am: Hands and lascars shifting cargo from No 1 hold to the deck. Lascars and Trent’s crew shifting coal from No 1 to bunkers.

8.00am: Pos. 0 26N, 53 21E.


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6 July 1917

At sea.

Lat -0.6, Long 51.1

6.00am: Lascars and Trent’s crew shifting coal from No 1 to bunkers.

8.00am: Pos. 0 20S, 51 40E.

8.00am: Pos. 1 18S, 49 55E.


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7 July 1917

At sea.

Lat -2.4, Long 47.3

6.00am: Lascars and Trent’s crew shifting coal from No 1 to bunkers. (Lunka burns 51 tons a day to run about 240 miles through the water.)

8.00am: Pos. 2 09S, 47 49E.

5.45pm: Finished shifting coal.

8.00am: Pos. 3 01S, 46 17E.


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8 July 1917

At sea.

Lat -4.0, Long 44.1

8.00am: Pos. 3 40S, 44 36E.

8.00am: Pos. 4 30S, 43 00E.


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9 July 1917

At sea.

Lat -5.4, Long 40.6

8.00am: Pos. 5 11S, 41 13E.


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10 July 1917

At sea to Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

4.48am: Ras Nungwe S28W(t).

7.20am: Mungopani Lt abeam 1 mile.

8.50am: Anchored, Zanzibar. Coal lighters alongside.

Hands discharging stores.

1.23pm: HMW Fly arrived.

10.05pm: Finished coaling for the night.


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11 July 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

7.30am to 10.00am: Coaling.

10.00am: HMFM Trent's crew left ship.


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12 July 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

7.10am to 5.00am: Coaling.

10.15am: HMS Hyacinth arrived.

4.00am: HMS Minerva put to sea.


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13 July 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

7.40am to 4.30pm: Coaling.


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14 July 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

6.25am: HMFM Trent left.

6.50am: S/Lt Hatfield left to HMW Echo.

Coaling.

7.35am: Echo sailed.

9.10am: Officer of Guard visited SS Karagola (probably now and certainly later a troopship).

11.00am: OOG boarded SS Ellaline.

4.40pm: HMS Rinaldo arrived.

4.45pm: HM Whaler (trawler in log) Childers left.


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15 July 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

Church parties landed.

10.40am: HMW (HMS in log) Pickle* arrived.

11.50am: HMW Fly arrived.

* Pickle, an armed whaler, the ex German Seeadler.


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16 July 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

9.05am: Workmen from dockyard aboard.

10.50am: C-in-C (VA Edward Charlton) visited.

11.20am: HMW Styx anchored.

5.05pm: Styx sailed.


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17 July 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

Carpenter’s working party from shore aboard.

One armourer’s mate sent to flagship.

Dental party landed.

3.48pm: HMW Charon anchored.

4.30pm: HMHS Neuralia put to sea.


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18 July 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

5.40am: Marines left ship for HMS Hyacinth for drill ashore.

2.15pm: Hospital Ship Gascon arrived.


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19 July 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

5.30am: Seaman landing party left ship.

8.20am: Landing party returned.

12 noon: New wireless aerial completed and sent up.


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20 July 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

Dental party landed.

Dockyard workers aboard.

Steward’s stores alongside.

Lascar’s painting the side.

2.30pm: Tug Stork arrived.

4.15pm: Transport Cupid arrived.


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21 July 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

6.30am: Native crew landed.

8.00am: Dressed ship with masthead flags (for Eid al-Fitr, the end of Ramadan. The Sultan of Zanzibar, his subjects and all the lascars and seedies employed by the navy are muslims.).

10.20am: HMHS Dongola arrived.

4.55pm: HMW Fly left.


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22 July 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

6.30am: HS Gascon left.

10.10am: SS Barjora arrived.


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23 July 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

5.45am: HMS Rinaldo sailed.

6.50am: SS Stork sailed.

8.55am: HMW Prattler arrived.

9.30am: HMS Hyacinth put to sea.

10.50am: HMW Salamander arrived.

2.50pm: Mr Lucey, WT (Warrant Telegraphist) joined ship.


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24 July 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

5.30am: SS Cupid left.

6.30am: SS Rio Preto (Pedro in log) left Northbound.

11.10am: Ammunition lighter alongside.


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25 July 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

6.15am: SS Anamba left.

8.40am: SS Barjora left collier and anchored.

9.45am: SS Montrose passed through bound South.

3.35pm: SS Gryfevale weighed and came alongside (A fascinating contemporary account of the Gryfevale’s earlier adventures here). Commenced coaling into No 1 hold.

11.30pm: Hands to cocoa. Coaling continued.


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26 July 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

4.00am: Finished coaling.

6.00am: SS Barjora sailed.

6.50am: Collier left.

6.40pm: Landed concert party.


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27 July 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

12.15am: Concert party returned.

7.15am: Coal lighters and native labour arrived. Commenced coaling.

11.00am: SS Manica arrived.

4.20pm: SS Cupid arrived.

4.45pm: Ice boat arrived and unloaded, hands resumed coal.

4.50pm: Collier left HMS Trent (Trent was not officially at this time HMS, but on 19 August 1916, she received Admiral’s orders to fly the white ensign “until further orders”, probably as a mark of the excellent work that she did and there is no record of this order being rescinded) .

10.00am: Finished coaling.


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28 July 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

6.00am: HMW Prattler left.

6.20am: HMS Trent left.

6.50am: SS Montrose went alongside collier.

12 noon: French mail SS Ispahan* (Issapahan in log) arrived.

5.20pm: Dr Spurrie (?) joined ship.

* Ispahan, 1900, 4,170 tons ex-Arracan, purchased 1910, scrapped in 1923.


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29 July 1917

Zanzibar to Dar-es-salaam and at sea.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

6.08am: Weighed and proceeded.

7.10am: Chumbe Lt abeam 0.75 miles.

8.37am: Pungume I. LH abeam 4.5 miles.

8.50am: HMW Charon passed bound North.

9.25am: HMW Styx passed bound North.

10.49am: Anchored, Dar-es-salaam.

11.20am: Embarking troops from lighter alongside.

12.35pm: SS Royal George left.

1.20pm: HMW Pickle arrived.

1.50pm: Lt Col. Fisher and Dr. Spurrie (?) left ship.

1.52pm: Tug and lighter cast off. Weighed and proceeded.

9.15pm: Moresby Pt Lt abeam 4 miles.

10.45pm: A/c to intercept steamer.

11.00am: Resumed course.


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30 July 1917

At sea.

Lat -9.5, Long 40.5

SE’ly courses all day.


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31 July 1917

At sea to Mazimbwa

Lat -11.33, Long 40.42

10.50am: Anchored.

11.12am: Weighed and proceeded.

11.40am: Anchored off Mazimbwa (Moçimboa).

1.00am: Lighter alongside, commenced discharging stores.

3.00am: Finished discharging troops and cargo.

3.10pm: Transport Luabo arrived.

3.50pm: Commander to shore.



LOGS FOR AUGUST 1917

(Mazimbwa, Lindi, Kilwa Kisiwani and Kiswere)


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1 August 1917

Mazimbwa.

Lat -11.33, Long 40.42

4.45am: Portuguese SS Chinde left.

8.20am: SS Manica arrived.

3.10pm: Weighed and proceeded.


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2 August 1917

At sea to Lindi and at sea towards Kiwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

5.18am:Pos. 10 00S, 40 26E.

9.45am: Anchored, Lindi harbour.

2.00am: Cutter from HMS Hyacinth alongside with mails and coaling barrows.

3.25pm: SS Montrose passed out to seaward.

4.55pm: Weighed and proceeded.


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3 August 1917

At sea to Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

8.00am: Secured alongside collier Carlow Castle in Kilwa Kisiwani harbour.

10.15am: HS Dongola left.

Coaling until 10.00am.


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4 August 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

6.00am: Commenced coaling.

10.40am: Hospital Ship Ebani arrived.

10.20am: HM Whaler Echo arrived.

2.10pm: Transport Tuna arrived.

2.20pm: Echo left.

4.00am: SS Kintail arrived.

4.50pm: Ebani* sailed.

* SS Ebani, the second of three Elder-Dempster Line ships of that name, 1912, 4,862 tons, served as a hospital ship throughout the war. Sold in 1938 and renamed Maristella)


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5 August 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

6.10am: Cast off from collier to anchor.

3.15pm: Transport Barjora arrived.


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6 August 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

11.25am: HMW Salamander arrived and secured alongside collier Carlow Castle.

2.25pm: SS Anamba anchored.

3.25pm: SS Umtata* left.

4.10pm: Transport Barjora proceeded to sea.

5.00am: Salamander left.

11.25am: HMW Salamander arrived and secured alongside collier Carlow Castle.

* Umtata, Bullard and King Line, the second of four vessels of that name, 1898, 2,655 tons, scrapped 1924.


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7 August 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

6.20am: SS Kintail left.

8.20am: HS Ebani anchored.

5.19pm: Weighed and proceeded, courses SE’ly.


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8 August 1917

At sea to Lindi and at sea.

Lat -10.0, Long 39.9

3.52am: Pos. 9 49S, 39 58E.

6.21am: Anchored, Lindi outer anchorage.

9.20am: Steam cutter away to flagship.

10.58am: Cutter returned. Weighed and proceeded, SE’ly courses.


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9 August 1917

At sea to Mazimbwa and at sea towards Lindi.

Lat -11.33, Long 40.42

6.00am: Observed wreck on reef, N62W(t).

7.17am: Passed Fairway buoy.

8.47am: Anchored off Mazimbwa.

12.30pm: Weighed and proceeded.

6.08pm: Pos. 11 05.5S, 40 54E.


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10 August 1917

At sea to Lindi and at sea towards Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

3.35am: Pos. 9 55S, 40 17E.

7.17am: Anchored, Lindi outer anchorage.

12.20pm: HMW Salamander passed seaward.

2.15pm: Steam cutter to flagship.

4.55pm: Weighed and proceeded, courses NE’ly.


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11 August 1917

At sea to Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

4.15am: Pos. 9 04S, 39 56E.

6.56am: Anchored, Kilwa Kisiwani.

9.00am: HS Dongola (Dongolia in log) left.

11.35am: HMW Salamander arrived.

2.25pm: SS Tuna left.

4.20pm: HS Neuralia left.

5.15pm: HMS Hyacinth arrived.


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12 August 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

5.45am: HM Trawler (HMW Salamander vide log of Hyacinth) left.

10.15am: Church party to HMS Hyacinth.

10.40am: HMW Prattler arrived and made fast to SS Carlow Castle.

12.40pm: Prattler sailed.

6.05pm: Carlow Castle went alongside Hyacinth.

6.15pm: Libertymen returned, one absentee.


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13 August 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

5.30am: Flagship commenced coaling. (A nice account of coaling a large ship here. Yes, the officers really did pitch in to do their share!)

8.00am: HMW Salamander and made fast alongside SS Carlow Castle.

9.50am: HMT Barjora arrived. Officer of Guard boarded same.

1.00am: Salamander left.

1.20pm: Flagship finished coaling.

3.30pm: Carlow Castle sailed.

4.00am: Landed patrol.


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14 August 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

8.20am: HMS Trent arrived. Boat to same for stores.

7.55am: SS Clan MacPhee arrived.

12.35pm: Clan MacPhee put to sea.

4.05pm: SS Barjora sailed.

5.02pm: Trent left.


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15 August 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

8.00am: HMS Rinaldo left.

8.40am: HMS Challenger arrived.


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16 August 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

5.55am: HMS Challenger put to sea.

9.00am: Transport Huntscliff (Huntscliffe in log) arrived.

10.00am: Hands to .303 target practice with 6” and 4.7” guns.

10.15am: SS Montrose arrived.


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17 August 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

8.05am: HMS Hyacinth put to sea.

9.00am: Placed masthead lookouts.

5.50pm: SS Huntscliff put to sea.


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18 August 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

7.53am: SS Ebani arrived.

11.05am: HM Whaler Salamander arrived.

1.00am: Salamander left.

1.05pm: Hospital Ship SS Dongola arrived.

5.05pm: Ebani left.


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19 August 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

9.40am: Divisions. Muster by the open list.

11.55am: HS Dongola left.


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20 August 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

9.10am: SS Pemba arrived.

10.45am: HMW Echo arrived.

1.55pm: Echo left.

4.15pm: SS Anamba sailed.


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21 August 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

9.15am: SS Manica arrived.

12.20pm: SS Montrose put to sea.

2.50pm: SS Bechuana left.

5.25pm: Manica left.


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22 August 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

8.35am: HMHS Neuralia anchored.

10.00am: SS Carlow Castle arrived and secured alongside. Commenced coaling and watering.

3.30pm: SS Hong Wan I arrived.

11.20pm: Coaling completed.


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23 August 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

4.00am: Finished watering.

12.15pm: SS Pemba left. Collier Carlow Castle cast off and put to sea.


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24 August 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

7.00am: SS Manica arrived.


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25 August 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

7.55am: Hong Wan I put to sea.

2.50pm: SS Tuna arrived.


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26 August 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

7.45am: HMS Challenger anchored.

9.15am: HMS Fly weighed to lie off Challenger.

C of E church party to Challenger.

2.10pm: SS Lord Ormonde arrived and went alongside Challenger.

3.00am: Surgeon Mr McKilbride left for SS Neuralia.

3.25pm: Surgeon Mr Nairne joined from Challenger.

3.56pm: Weighed and proceeded.


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27 August 1917

At sea to Kiswere and at sea.

Lat -8.8, Long 39.8

12.40pm: A/c to intercept steamship.

4.38pm: Anchored, Kiswere.

5.45pm Drew stores from HMW Salamander.

5.55pm: Weighed and proceeded.

9.12pm: A/c to intercept steamer, full speed.

9.50pm: Signalled SS Kintail.


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28 August 1917

At sea to Kilwa.

Lat -8.95, Long 39.63

11.55am: A/c to intercept dhow. Whaler away to same.

12.50pm: Proceeded.

2.07pm: Observed SS Mafia (a transport) on fire. Full speed to her assistance.

2.20pm: A/c towards Kilwa, standing by Mafia.

3.12pm: Stopped, lowered all boats, dispatched them to Mafia and anchored. (An example of why they exercise “away all boats”)

3.40pm: Proceeded to anchor in bay.

5.40pm: Mafia's passengers on board. Proceeded to anchorage in Kilwa Roads. Rating crews arranged for salvage.

6.20pm: SS Barjora came alongside for troops.

7.30pm: Barjora left.

10.00am: Fire party returned from Mafia, leaving one CPO and 12 hands aboard for the night.


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29 August 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

5.30am: Fire party away to SS Mafia.

6.00am: PO and party returned from Mafia.

8.00am: Relief fire party to Mafia of carpenter, two POs and 11 men.

10.35am: Mafia flooded.

10.40am: SS Barjora passed to enter harbour.

10.55am: Fire party returned.

12.35pm: Moored alongside SS Lord Ormonde. Commenced watering.

11.18am: SS Caronia passed to enter harbour.

11.40am: Weighed and proceeded into harbour.

10.10pm: Finished watering.


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30 August 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

5.55am: Cast off from collier to anchor in harbour.

12.40pm: SS Camellia arrived.

3.05pm: SS Barjora weighed anchor.

4.55pm: HMS Thistle arrived and went alongside SS Lord Ormonde.

5.05pm: SS Kintail arrived.


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31 August 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani and at sea.

Lat -8.3, Long 39.7

5.30am: Weighed and proceeded.

3.00am: ABs Williamson and Brewster on Garth. Signalman Burch on SS Mafia

6.42am: Made launch Garth fast astern and proceeded.

8.15am: Fanjove I. N15W(t).

9.45am: Fanjove LH abeam 4.5 miles.

12 noon: Okuza I. abeam 4 miles.

12.55pm: Tug Golden Crown abeam to port.

5.24pm: Niororo Lt abeam 1.75 miles.

5.45pm: Anchored.

6.35pm: SS Mafia anchored.

11.15pm: Weighed and proceeded.



LOGS FOR SEPTEMBER 1917

(Dar-es-salaam, Kilwa Kisiwani, Beira and KK)


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1 September 1917

At sea to Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

2.45am: HMS Severn passed bound South.

5.30am: Ras Kanzi S47W(t).

8.47am: Anchored.

9.42am: Weighed and embarked pilot.

10.23am: Anchored, Dar-es-salaam.

2.00am: Tug Stork alongside with stores.

3.30pm: HS Delta put to sea.

5.50pm: HMW Childers left.


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2 September 1917

Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

6.30am: HMW Childers arrived.

7.45am: Motor lighter alongside with kit.

8.15am: Steward to shore for meat.

9.30am: Lighters alongside with troops and kit.

11.45am: Embarkation complete.

3.27pm: Weighed and proceeded.

8.54pm: Moresby Light bg S18E.

10.20pm: Moresby Lt abeam 4.75 miles.


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3 September 1917

At sea to Kilwa Kisiwani and at sea.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

6.38am: Fanjove LH N64W(t)

9.20am: Anchored, Kilwa Kisiwani.

10.45am: SS Golden Crown alongside for troops.

11.10am: Discharged one cot case to shore.

1.00am: SS Manica left.

1.55pm: SS Tuna left.

3.00am: SS Barjora left.

3.25pm: Tug Bajune alongside with lighter for troops and stores.

4.00am: Monitor Severn arrived and went alongside SS Lord Ormonde.

5.30pm: Completed disembarking troops.

5.41pm: Weighed and proceeded.


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4 September 1917

At sea to Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

12.35am: Moresby Pt Lt N32W(t).

8.43am: Anchored off Dar-es-salaam.

8.55am: SS Barjora arrived.

10.03am: Weighed and proceeded into harbour.

10.41am: Anchored in A berth, Dar-es-salaam.

1.35pm: HMW Childers shifted to outer anchorage.

1.45pm: SS Tuna arrived.

4.30pm: SS Ingoma put to sea.

5.30pm: HMW Pickle arrived.

5.40pm: SS Wandilla shifted berth from outer anchorage.

5.50pm: Childers left.

8.10pm: Concert party landed.


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5 September 1917

Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

5.30am: SS Dongola proceeded.

5.35am: SS Jarvis (?) shifted berth.

6.15am: HMW Childers arrived and anchored.

6.25am: SS Oxfordshire shifted berth.

9.15am: Hands discharging ammunition and taking on ice.

10.05am: Ammunition sent to Childers, which then put to sea.

12.05pm: SS Shansi left.

4.15pm: SS Barjora left.

5.15pm: Transport Kintail left.

6.00am: HM Whaler Pickle left.

7.10pm: Landed tournament party.


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6 September 1917

Dar-es-salaam and at sea.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

6.00am: HMHS Oxfordshire sailed.

7.00am: HMW Pickle arrived.

7.15am: SS Clan MacPhee arrived.

Lighter alongside with kit.

9.00am: SS Stork alongside with troops.

10.53am: Stork cast off.

12.15pm: SS Salamis* entered harbour.

12.40pm: Weighed and proceeded.

4.00am: Ras Kanzi LH abeam 3 miles.

6.50pm: Moresby Lt: S25E(t).

8.25pm: Moresby Lt abeam 5 miles.

* Salamis, 1899, 4,510 tons, Bank Line, sold in 1919, renamed Kamarima.


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7 September 1917

At sea to Kilwa Kisiwani and at sea.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

5.17am: Pos. 8 37S, 39 48E.

8.00am: Anchored, Kilwa Kisiwani.

11.30am: Sent whaler to HMS Thistle and returned with coal trucks.

1.30pm: SS Golden Crown alongside, commenced disembarking troops.

3.25pm: Completed disembarkation.

3.30pm: Weighed and proceeded alongside SS Lord Ormonde.

4.10pm: Transport Barjora sailed.

4.55pm: SS Kintail left.

7.30pm: Landed concert party.


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8 September 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

5.00am: Commenced coaling.

6.50am: SS Huntscliffe arrived.

12.45pm: One Messman discharged to HS Neuralia.

1.22pm: HMS Minerva arrived.

5.00am: Minerva put to sea.

10.30pm: Finished coaling.


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9 September 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

7.05am: Cast off to anchor.

8.00am: HM Whaler Fly in.

9.39am: Fly out.

3.20pm: HMS Challenger arrived.

4.05pm: SS Huntscliffe out.


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10 September 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani and at sea towards Beira.

Lat -9.1, Long 39.8

7.00am: SS Clan MacPhee arrived.

9.40am: Weighed anchor and proceeded.

6.16pm: Pos. 9 48S, 40 19E.


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11 September 1917

At sea.

Lat -12.6, Long 40.9

4.55am: SS Cressington Court* passed bound North.

5.08am: Pos. 11 18S, 40 57E.

6.09pm: Pos. 13 43S, 40 58E.

* Cressington Court, Court Line, 1908, 4,396 tons, scrapped 1935.


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12 September 1917

At sea.

Lat -17.1, Long 40.0

12.10am: Mozambique Lt abeam.

5.10am: Pos. 16 06S, 40 59E.

2.45pm: Pos. 17 24.5S, 39 29.5E.

6.18pm: Pos. 17 39S, 38 48.5E.


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13 September 1917

At sea to Portella Channel.

Lat -19.6, Long 35.6

Sounding every 30 minutes.

4.16pm: Anchored.

5.30pm: Weighed and proceeded.

5.47pm: Anchored off Fairway buoy, Portella Channel.


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14 September 1917

At sea to Beira.

Lat -19.8, Long 34.8

6.06am: Weighed and proceeded up river to Beira Roads.

8.25am: Picked up pilot.

8.40am: Anchored.

2.30pm: SS Beira arrived.


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15 September 1917

Beira.

Lat -19.8, Long 34.8


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16 September 1917

Beira.

Lat -19.8, Long 34.8

8.54am: SS Chinde arrived.

2.30pm: Chinde sailed.


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17 September 1917

Beira.

Lat -19.8, Long 34.8

3.30pm: Lighter alongside with troops.

4.00am: Water boat alongside.

6.35pm: Embarkation complete.


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18 September 1917

Beira.

Lat -19.8, Long 34.8

11.25am: Boat with native troop’s food alongside (and at 4.00am).

1.00am: SS Ipu (Ibu in log) arrived.

3.55pm: SS Cluny Castle sailed.


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19 September 1917

Beira.

Lat -19.8, Long 34.8

7.55am: SS Ipu alongside.

All troops and baggage discharged to same.

10.05am: Ipu cast off and sailed.


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20 September 1917

Beira.

Lat -19.8, Long 34.8

4.00am: SS Kaggefos* left.

4.40pm: SS Engineer arrived.

* Kaggefos, Skandinaviske Ost-Afrika Linje, 1916, 2.116 tons. At sea until 1966 under many names and owners, the photo is her last incarnation as Megalaochari.


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21 September 1917

Beira.

Lat -19.8, Long 34.8

Water boat alongside, received 30 tons.

2.15pm: SS Beira arrived and anchored (possibly should read sailed, see 14 Sep and 22 Sep).


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22 September 1917

Beira.

Lat -19.8, Long 34.8

9.25am: SS Beira arrived and anchored.

11.15am: SS Ipu arrived.


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23 September 1917

Beira.

Lat -19.8, Long 34.8

7.35am: SS Huntscliff arrived.

9.35am: Lighters with troops alongside. Discharging.

10.05am: Finished discharging, lighters left.


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24 September 1917

Beira.

Lat -19.8, Long 34.8

6.00am: SS Huntscliff left.

10.20am: SS Ipu secured alongside, started to discharge troops.

10.50am: Finished discharging troops.

11.35am: Ipu cast off and sailed.

4.50pm: 11 native troops and one prisoner arrived on board.


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25 September 1917

Beira and at sea.

Lat -19.8, Long 35.3

7.45am: SS Misnafor (?) arrived (possibly SS Mesna).

7.55am: Weighed anchor and proceeded down river.

9.50am: Dropped pilot.

10.00am: Passed Fairway buoy, course N61E(t).

5.48pm. Pos. 19 26S, 36 08E.


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26 September 1917

At sea.

Lat -18.3, Long 38.5

7.09am: Pos. 18 31S, 37 54E.

9.14am: Dropped target for 4.7” and 6” aiming practice.

6.03pm: Pos. 17 40S, 39 17E.


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27 September 1917

At sea.

Lat -15.8, Long 41.1

5.00am: Pos. 16 33S, 40 27E.

5.54pm: Pos. 14 51S, 41 08E.


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28 September 1917

At sea.

Lat -12.2, Long 41.1

7.00am: Pos. 11 06S, 41 05E.


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29 September 1917

At sea to Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

12.20pm: Anchored, Kilwa Kisiwani.

4.45pm: HS Oxfordshire put to sea.

6.20pm: Native troops left for SS Salamis.


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30 September 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani and at sea for Zanzibar.

Lat -8.8, Long 39.6

6.35am: HMW Echo arrived.

9.10am: HMS Challenger arrived.

9.50am: SS Clan MacPhee arrived.

10.14am: Weighed and proceeded.

5.52pm: Moresby Lt N14W(t).

6.40am: Moresby Lt abeam 2.75 miles.

11.15pm: Signalled SS Ingoma.



LOGS FOR OCTOBER 1917

(Zanzibar, Dar-es-salaam, Kilindini, Tanga, Kilwa Kisiwani, D-e-s, Lindi and Mazimbwa)


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1 October 1917

At sea to Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

2.00am: Leadsman in starboard chains.

8.36am: Anchored, No 2 berth Zanzibar.

9.10am: Read warrant No 8. Paid monthly payment.

1.25pm: Discharged one native fireman to hospital.

1.55pm: Weighed and went alongside SS Ellaline.

4.00am: SS Barjora in.


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2 October 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

12.25am: SS Barjora sailed.

5.40am: Commenced coaling.

5.50am: SS Karagola sailed.

8.05am: SS Montrose arrived.

11.20am: Passagemen left for SS Duplex*.

1.55pm: Government transport Seang Bee (HMAT A48) sailed.

2.12pm: SS Tuna in.

6.00am: Tuna shifted berth.

8.00am: Ceased coaling for the day.

* Duplex, ex civilian Nentwater, built 1872, 874grt. Armed with 1-3pdr).


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3 October 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

5.40am: Commenced coaling.

2.45pm: HMW Charon in.

4.15pm: HTSS Anglo-Egyptian (HMAT A25) arrived.

4.55pm: SS Duplex left.

6.15pm: HMS Hyacinth arrived.

8.00am: Ceased coaling for the day.


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4 October 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

5.40am: Commenced coaling.

6.45am: HMW Salamander went alongside SS Lord Ormonde.

7.50am: Completed coaling (557 tons) and cast off to anchor.

3.10pm: HM transport Anglo-Eygptian put to sea.

4.05pm: Lord Ormonde weighed and went alongside flagship (HMS Hyacinth).

6.15pm: HMW Echo arrived.


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5 October 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

Taking in water, stores and provisions. Heavy rain at intervals.

1.25pm: SS Lord Ormonde left Flag to anchor.

2.10pm: Ldg Sig. R Small joined ship from shore signalling station.

3.30pm: SS Engineer arrived.

4.30pm: Sig. Gay discharged to RN barracks.


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6 October 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

8.30am: HMW Echo passed with lighter.

10.00am: Fleet Paymaster on board for inspection.

11.05am: HMW Salamander left.

1.45pm: One Indian fireman discharged to hospital.

5.45pm: One indian fireman returned.

7.00am: SS Ellaline sailed.


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7 October 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

5.50am: HMS Thistle departed.

9.50am: C of E party to HMS Hyacinth.

11.10am: HMT Trent arrived.

11.50am: HS Ebani arrived.


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8 October 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

5.15am: Flagship sailed.

10.00am: Lighters alongside with ammunition and with stores from SS Trent.

1.35pm: SS Kaggefos arrived and anchored.

2.45pm: HMW Echo arrived and anchored.

4.52pm: SS Montrose arrived and anchored.

6.10pm: HMW Childers arrived and anchored.


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9 October 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

5.50am: HMW Childers went alongside collier.

8.20am: HS Wandilla arrived and anchored.

8.28am: SS Clan MacPhee arrived and anchored.

Taking in stores and discharging ammunition.

9.25am: Childers left.

9.30am: HT Tuna passed through towing lighter.

10.10am: HMW Echo sailed.

10.50am: One private RMLI discharged to hospital.

12.30pm: Private returned.

1.00am: Stores arrived for conveyance to SS Salamis.

3.40pm: Passengers’ luggage alongside.

4.20pm: One native joined for passage.

4.30pm: Captain Vorbi joined for passage.

5.20pm: SS Montrose put to sea.

8.15pm: General and staff embarked.


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10 October 1917

Zanzibar to Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

6.30am: 83 natives joined ship for passage. 64 discharged KAR (King’s African Rifles) and 5 syces (grooms) for Dar-es-salaam and 12 for Kilindini.

6.40am: Weighed and proceeded.

7.27am: Passed Fairway buoy.

9.30am: Pungume LH abeam 4 miles.

12.28pm: Anchored, Dar-es-salaam inner harbour.

12.50pm: General disembarked.

Discharged stores and baggage.

3.10pm: Tug Stork alongside for mail and passengers.


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11 October 1917

Dar-es-salaam and at sea for Kilindini.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

In am: Embarked luggage, troops, mails and stores.

11.30am: Weighed and proceeded.

1.30pm: Passed HS Neuralia.

6.08pm: Pos. 6 08S, 39 52E.


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12 October 1917

At sea to Kilindini.

Lat -4.05, Long 39.68

5.05am: Pos. 4 24S, 39 50E.

7.49am: Anchored, Kilindini harbour. Disembarked baggage, troops and stores.

10.35am: SS Engineer weighed and proceeded.


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13 October 1917

Kilindini.

Lat -4.05, Long 39.68

7.30am: HS Herefordshire* arrived and anchored.

8.10am: CS Sherard Osborn shifted berth and anchored.

10.00am: SS Pundua arrived and anchored.

5.20pm: Herefordshire left.

* Herefordshire, the first of four Bibby Line ships of this name, 1905, 7,182 tons, scrapped 1934.


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14 October 1917

Kilindini.

Lat -4.05, Long 39.68

In pm: Landed cricket party.


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15 October 1917

Kilindini.

Lat -4.05, Long 39.68

5.30pm: SS Pundua weighed and proceeded.


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16 October 1917

Kilindini and at sea for Tanga.

Lat -4.05, Long 39.68

10.20am: Col Price arrived on board for passage.

1.00am: Embarking native troops.

2.57pm: Weighed and proceeded.


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17 October 1917

At sea to Tanga Bay.

Lat -5.05, Long 39.1

1.50am: Pemba Lt abeam 10 miles.

8.17am: Anchored in Tanga Bay.

11.10am: Lighter with troops arrived, embarked same.

12.58pm: Weighed and proceeded.


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18 October 1917

At sea.

Lat -7.2, Long 40.2

2.30pm: Moresby Pt S22W.

4.42pm: Moresby Lt abeam 4 miles.

5.01pm: Away whaler, stop both.

5.08pm: Whaler passed up lifebuoy. Proceeded.

8.25pm: HS Herefordshire passed bound North.

10.15pm: HS Neuralia passed bound North.


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19 October 1917

At sea to Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

6.47am: Anchored, Kilwa Kisiwani.

Disembarked troops to tugboat.

9.35am: HMS Thistle left collier to anchor.

11.55am: Weighed and went alongside collier Dailwen.

2.50pm: Tug Garth alongside with engine defects.

4.30pm: Garth left.


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20 October 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

5.00am: Hands to coal ship.

6.20am: HMS Barjora shifted berth.

7.00am: Tug Garth alongside.

9.50am: Col. Price left to shore.

11.45am: Major Watson to SS Tunis (?).

12.10pm: Finished coaling.

12.35pm: SS Tunis left.

1.20pm: Left collier to anchor.

3.10pm: HMS Challenger arrived and anchored.

4.30pm: Whaler Salamander arrived and anchored.

4.32pm: HMS Thistle left.


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21 October 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

7.15am: SS Trent arrived and anchored. Sent empty ammunition cases to same.

8.00am: Trent sailed.

9.30am: HM Whaler Fly arrived and anchored.

11.55am: SS Barjora left SS City of York* to anchorage.

12.54pm: HMS Severn in, made fast alongside collier.

3.15pm: Weighed and proceeded.

6.10pm: Fanjove LH N67W(t).

11.38pm: Moresby Pt Lt abeam.

* City of York, Ellerman and Bucknall Steamship Co, 1903, 7,844 tons, scrapped 1936.


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22 October 1917

At sea to Dar-es-salaam and at sea for Lindi.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

7.02am: Makatumbe LH abeam.

7.20am: Passed Red channel buoy and entered channel.

7.22am: Slow, then stop, then full astern, having fouled channel buoy.

7.30am: Anchored.

7.45am: HMW Pickle arrived and commenced to tow with bow hawser. Weighed anchor.

7.55am: Cleared channel.

8.05am: Anchored and commenced to clear port propeller from buoy cable. Pickle left.

12 noon: Started embarking troops from tug Stork and lighter.

1.30pm: Finished embarking troops and baggage, Stork cast off.

1.53pm: Weighed and proceeded.

8.25pm: Moresby Lt S21E(t).

10.05pm: Moresby Lt abeam 5.5 miles.

10.20pm: Signalled HS Ebani.


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23 October 1917

At sea to Lindi.

Lat -9.5, Long 39.7

4.44am: Pos. 8 26S, 40 05E.

3.15pm: Anchored.

3.45pm: Weighed and proceeded.

4.19pm: Anchored off Lindi.

5.30pm: One African private discharged to hospital.


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24 October 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

6.40am: HMT Barjora sailed.

7.15am: Tug and lighter alongside. Discharged troops and ammunition.

9.15am: HMS Thistle left.

9.20am: HMS Severn shifted anchorage.

12 noon: HMW Charon arrived and anchored.

2.40pm: SS Chow Tai left port.


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25 October 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

5.30am: SS Kintail changed anchorage.

8.40am: HMHS Ebani arrived and anchored.

8.45am: SS Tuna arrived and anchored.

10.15am: SS Pemba arrived and anchored.

10.30am: HMT Montrose arrived and anchored.


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26 October 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

8.30am: HS Ebani sailed.

9.03am: HMW Charon weighed and came alongside for water.

11.00am: Charon cast off.

2.45pm: HMW Echo arrived and anchored.

4.5opm: SS Pemba weighed and proceeded.


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27 October 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

12.30 to 3.00am: HMS Severn burned searchlight on shore at intervals.

5.10am: SS Tuna weighed and proceeded.

7.25am: HMW Echo weighed and came alongside for water.

8.10am: HMW Charon weighed and proceeded.

9.00am: Echo cast off to anchor.

12 noon: Echo sailed.

1.35pm: SS Kintail sailed.


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28 October 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

5.35pm: SS Montrose put to sea.

In pm: Frequent heavy rain squalls.


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29 October 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

5.15pm: HM Whaler Childers arrived and anchored. Steam cutter for stores to same.


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30 October 1917

Lindi and at sea for Mazimbwa.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

7.40am: SS Tuna arrived and anchored.

9.08am: HMW Childers put to sea.

10.30am: Two WT ratings joined for passage.

12.22pm: Weighed and proceeded.


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31 October 1917

At sea to Mazimbwa.

Lat -11.33, Long 40.42

4.00am: Pos. 11 21S, 41 01E.

7.00am: Passed Fairway buoy.

9.05am: Anchored off Mazimbwa.

9.55am: Soldiers left ship with baggage.

5.35pm: Four wounded native troops and two ratings boarded.

8.40pm: One sick European, one sick native and one naval rating boarded.



LOGS FOR NOVEMBER 1917

(Mazimbwa, Kilwa Kisiwani, Mikindani Bay, Mnazi Bay, Lindi, Zanzibar and back to Mazimbwa)


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1 November 1917

Mazimbwa and at sea for Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -11.33, Long 40.42

12.40pm: Weighed and proceeded down river.

2.40pm: Passed Fairway buoy.


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2 November 1917

At sea to Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.3, Long 39.8

2.37pm: Anchored, Kilwa Kisiwani.

2.45pm: Weighed and proceeded alongside SS Erlesburgh* (Ellsburg in log).

5.10pm: Troops left ship for HMS Challenger.

* Erlesburgh, Rowland and Marwood’s Steamship Co., 1911, 3,809 tons, sold in 1929.


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3 November 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

4.50am: Commenced coaling.

7.20am: SS Salamis arrived and anchored.

9.45am: One rating joined ship.

2.00am: HMHS Ebani passed bound North.

3.50pm: HMS Challenger weighed and proceeded.

4.10pm: SS Hong Wang I arrived and anchored. HMW Echo arrived and anchored.

10.00am: Ceased coaling.


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4 November 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

5.05am: HMW Echo slipped collier and proceeded.

6.00am: Cast off from SS Erlesburgh and anchored.

7.15am: HMHS Neuralia arrived and anchored.

7.35am: HMW Charon weighed and proceeded.

3.15pm: SS Bechuana arrived and anchored.

4.30pm: SS Clan MacPhee put to sea.


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5 November 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

6.00am: Navigator and signalman left ship in tug Bajune for navigating purposes.

9.05am: SS Havre arrived in tow of HMW Pickle, SS Bajune and Garth. (Havre has been towed from Zanzibar by Minerva, which dropped the tow outside for the smaller vessels to bring her in, vide Minerva’s log)

9.25am: SS Montrose arrived and anchored.

9.35am: HMS Minerva arrived and went alongside collier (SS Erlesburgh).

10.25am: Discharged one PO to Pickle.

12.05pm: Pickle weighed and proceeded.

5.05pm: HMW Echo arrived and anchored.

5.45pm: Montrose weighed and proceeded.


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6 November 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

10.30am: HMS Minerva cast off from collier to anchor.

10.40am: HMM Mersey arrived and went alongside collier (SS Erlesburgh). Sent working party to Mersey for stores.

5.30pm: Mersey cast off to anchor.


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7 November 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani and at sea for Mikindani Bay.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

2.15pm: SS Ebani arrived and anchored.

3.00am: Discharged naval officer to HMS Minerva.

4.30pm: Ebani sailed.

4.45pm: Weighed and proceeded.

8.50pm: A/c and full speed to intercept vessel, proved to be SS Chai Tai. Resumed course.


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8 November 1917

At sea to Mikindani Bay and at sea.

Lat -10.4, Long 40.5

4.25am: Pos. 9 43S, 40 17E.

3.37pm: Anchored in Mikindani Bay.

6.25pm: Weighed and proceeded, NE’ly courses.


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9 November 1917

Patrolling to Mnazi Bay.

Lat -10.3, Long 40.4

1.00am: A/c S7W(t).

6.55am: Stopped. Lowered steam cutter and whaler, Lt Spears away sounding.

7.15am: Slow through channel to Msimbati harbour.

8.08am: Anchored, Mnazi Bay.

In pm: Landed bathing party.


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10 November 1917

Mnazi Bay to Lindi Bay and at sea.

Lat -10.1, Long 40.0

8.18am: Weighed and proceeded.

1.30pm: Passed HMW Pickle.

2.35pm: Anchored, Lindi Bay.

3.25pm: HMS Mersey proceeded up river to Lindi.

7.50pm: Weighed and proceeded, courses East of North.


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11 November 1917

At sea to Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

8.45am: Anchored, Kilwa Kisiwani.

9.45am: Divisions. Read Articles of War.

3.00am: HMS Thistle arrived and made fast to collier. Sent whaler to Thistle for stores.


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12 November 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

3.10am: Steamboat left for outer beacon.

3.45am: HMW Childers weighed and proceeded.

9.00am: HMW Fly arrived and anchored.

10.20am: Fly weighed and proceeded.

10.35am: HMS Severn arrived and anchored.

11.05am: Childers returned.

12.20pm: SS Umtata arrived and anchored.

4.50pm: HMS Thistle cast off from collier and put to sea.

5.50pm: Childers went alongside collier.


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13 November 1917

Kilwa to Lindi and at sea.

Lat -9.8, Long 39.9

5.52am: Weighed and proceeded.

9.20am: Kiswere harbour abeam.

1.20pm: Anchored off Lindi.

2.45pm: Lighter alongside with stores.

3.25pm: Weighed and proceeded.


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14 November 1917

At sea to Mazimbwa.

Lat -11.33, Long 40.42

6.00am: Tambuzi I. S77W(t).

7.22am: Passed Fairway buoy.

9.07am: Anchored off Mazimbwa.

12.25pm: Lighters alongside for stores.


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15 November 1917

Mazimbwa and at sea for Lindi.

Lat -11.3, Long 40.8

4.30am: SS Chinde sailed.

8.30am: Boats returned with one military officer.

8.55am: Weighed and proceeded.

5.30pm: C. Delgado W(t).


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16 November 1917

At sea to Lindi and on to Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.6, Long 39.8

6.51am: Anchored, Lindi Bay.

7.00am: One shipwright joined from HMS Minerva.

8.15am: Major Russel and four African soldiers embarked.

8.30am: Received mails for various destinations.

9.30am: Weighed and proceeded.

1.00am: Kiswere abeam 10 miles.

3.10pm: Kivinje Pt abeam 4 miles.

5.27pm: Secured alongside collier in Kilwa Kisiwani harbour.

5.48pm: Discharged one officer and four soldiers to shore.

7.00am: Discharged sick officer and two natives to HS Dongola.


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17 November 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

4.55am: Commenced coaling.

5.00am: HMHS Dongola sailed.

8.40am: HMW Childers weighed and went alongside SS Havre.

10.00am: SS Havre weighed and proceeded in tow of Garth, Childers and Stork.

1.00am: Childers returned.

2.40pm: Severn’s mails came on board.

4.40pm: HMW Pickle Arrived and anchored.

6.00am: Finished coaling, cast off to anchor.


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18 November 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani and at sea for Zanzibar.

Lat -8.2, Long 39.6

6.00am: Weighed and proceeded.

9.30am: Fanjove I. abeam 6 miles.

3.20pm: Shungu I. buoy abeam 0.5 miles.

4.18pm: Anchored off Niororo I.

10.34pm: Weighed and proceeded.

10.50pm: Moresby Lt abeam to starboard.


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19 November 1917

At sea to Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

7.08am: Sent despatches to HMW Echo off Dar-es-salaam.

9.15am: Chumbe LH N29W(t).

10.50am: Same abeam 0.75 miles.

11.47am: Anchored, Zanzibar.

2.40pm: Lighter with guns and mountings arrived.

3.35pm: SS Thysa put to sea.

5.00am: Hands employed mounting guns.

6.00am: HMW Childers arrived and anchored.


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20 November 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

6.30am: HMW Echo passed bound North.

7.35am: Shipwrights from HMS Challenger onboard.

12.10pm: HMW Childers weighed and proceeded.

2.45pm: Boat alongside with ammunition.

2.55pm: “Illegible” weighed and put to sea.


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21 November 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

Water boat alongside, received 110 tons.

1.50pm: Whaler Echo arrived and anchored.


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22 November 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

6.10am: HMW Echo weighed and went alongside collier.

9.15am: Echo cast off to anchor.

11.35am: HS Dongola (Dongolia in log) arrived and anchored.


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23 November 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

5.45am: HMS Challenger weighed and proceeded.

8.25am: HS Ebani arrived and anchored.

12.14pm: HS Neuralia arrived and anchored.

3.20pm: SS Umtata (Umtartar in log) arrived and anchored.

4.00am: Ebani sailed.


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24 November 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

12.55pm: HS Dongola weighed and proceeded.

4.05pm: SS Umtata weighed and proceeded.

4.10pm: SS Karagola arrived and anchored.

10.25pm: SS Pemba arrived and anchored.


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25 November 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

10.13am: SS Pemba and HMW Charon weighed and proceeded.

5.05pm: HMT Mafia arrived and anchored.


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26 November 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

4.55am: Weighed and went alongside collier.

5.15am: SS’ Karagola and Cupid left.

7.00am: Coaling. Taking in fruit, vegetables and ice.

Dental party to shore. Lighter alongside with ammunition.

2.30pm: Carpenter from HMS Minerva discharged to shore.

2.40pm: Finished coaling.

3.06pm: Cast off to anchor.

6.00am: SS Glengyle* (Glengyel in log) arrived and anchored.

6.25pm: One private joined for passage.

6.45pm: HMW Pickle arrived and anchored.

10.20pm: Five officers joined for passage.

* Glengyle, the fourth of five Glen Line ships of this name, 1915, 6,412 tons, ex-Bostonian, purchased 1916 and renamed, sold in 1923 and renamed Lautaro)


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27 November 1917

Zanzibar and at sea for Lindi.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.5

4.45am: Weighed and proceeded.

5.47am: Chumbe LH abeam.

7.20am: HMS Minerva passed bound North.

9.10am: Anchored (off Dar-es-salaam).

9.35am: HS Ebani arrived and anchored.

10.35am: Weighed and proceeded.

10.40am: HS Dongola arrived and anchored.

4.00am: Moresby Lt S7E(t).

5.35pm: Moresby Lt abeam 7 miles.


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28 November 1917

At sea to Lindi and at sea for Mazimbwa.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

3.07am: A/c to intercept SS Tuna. Resumed course.

3.44am: Pos. 8 58S, 39 56E.

10.02am: Anchored in Lindi harbour.

10.35am: HMS Talbot put to sea.

10.40am. HMW Charon passed to sea.

10.45am: HMW Salamander alongside for stores.

11.50am: Finished getting out stores and passengers left ship.

12.05pm: Weighed and proceeded.


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29 November 1917

At sea to Mazimbwa.

Lat -11.33, Long 40.42

3.13am: Pos. 11 12.5S, 40 58.5E.

5.00am: Tambuzi I. N83W(t).

6.24am: Passed Fairway buoy.

8.05am: Anchored off Mazimbwa.

8.45am: Portuguese officials boarded.

6.40pm: One wounded soldier boarded.


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30 November 1917

Mazimbwa.

Lat -11.33, Long 40.42

6.30am: SS Luabo sailed.

8.50am: SS Mossamedes arrived and anchored.

11.30am: Weighed and proceeded.

1.05pm: Tambuzi I. abeam 2 miles.

1.15pm: HS Oxfordshire passed steering South.

7.00am: C. Delgado abeam 6 miles.



LOGS FOR DECEMBER 1917

(Zanzibar to Port Amelia and all ports in between with troops and stores.)

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1 December 1917

At sea to Lindi and at sea for Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

12.10am: Pos. 9 53S, 40 27.5E.

5.45am: Passed HS Ebani.

6.00am: Passed SS Mafia.

6.10am: Passed SS Cyrena, all going seaward.

6.16am: Anchored, Lindi.

6.25am: HMW Charon left harbour.

7.00am: HS Dongola arrived and anchored.

7.45am: Charon returned.

8.10am: HMW Salamnder weighed and proceeded.

11.10am: Embarked troops.

3.15pm: SS Hymettus (HMAT A1) weighed and proceeded.

3.45pm: Captain RIM (Royal Indian Marine) and Flag Commander arrived.

4.00am: Weighed and proceeded.


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2 December 1917

At sea to Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.9, Long 39.5

5.50am: Moresby Pt LH N63W(t).

6.57am: Moresby Pt LH abeam 4.5 miles.

11.10am: Ras Kanzi Lt abeam 4 miles.

1.47pm: Anchored, Dar-es-salaam outer anchorage.

2.45pm: SS Hymettus arrived and anchored.

5.00am: Weighed and proceeded.

6.11pm: Passed beacon and wreck. Anchored in 13 fathoms.

Rounds and prisoners correct every half hour.


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3 December 1917

Dar-es-salaam and at sea.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

6.30am: Tug Stork and lighter alongside. Discharged prisoners and guards.

11.25am: SS Barjora put to sea.

12.15pm: Weighed and proceeded.

2.45pm: HS Dongola passed bound North.

5.45pm: Moresby Pt Lt S16E(t).

7.20pm: Moresby Pt Lt abeam 3 miles.


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4 December 1917

At sea to Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

2.32am: Pos. 8 28S, 38 47E.

7.05am: Anchored, Kilwa Kisiwani.

10.00am: Weighed to go alongside collier Sutton Hall *.

* Sutton Hall, 1905, 5,321 tons, Ellerman’s Hall Line, scrapped 1930.


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5 December 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

4.56am: Commenced coaling.

5.15am: Lt Budle left for HMW Salamander.

6.05am: Salamander weighed and proceeded.

5.00am: HS Neuralia put to sea.

5.15pm: SS Kintail put to sea.

10.10pm: Finished coaling, received 400 tons of coal and 94 tons of water.


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6 December 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

6.03am: Cast off from collier to anchor.


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7 December 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani and at sea.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

7.35am: SS Pemba arrived and anchored.

1.00am: S/Lt Gaffney RNR joined from HMS Severn.

4.51pm: Weighed and proceeded.

10.15pm: Signalled HS Ebani.


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8 December 1917

At sea to Lindi, Mikindani Bay and at sea.

Lat -10.2, Long 40.2

1.00am: Pos. 9 31.5S, 39 55.25E.

6.55am: Anchored, Lindi.

7.55am: HMW Echo weighed and proceeded.

8.20am: Weighed and proceeded.

12.40pm: Anchored, Mikindani Bay.

5.55pm: Weighed and proceeded, course N39E.

10.30pm: A/c S42E(t).


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9 December 1917

At sea to Msimbati and at sea.

Lat -10.3, Long 40.4

4.00am: A/c W(t).

6.34am: Anchored, Msimbati harbour.

2.00am: Weighed and proceeded, course North.

11.35pm: HS Dongola passed bound South.


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10 December 1917

At sea to Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

4.20am: Moresby Pt Lt N59W(t).

9.30am: Kanzi LH abeam 4.5 miles.

12.25pm: Anchored, Dar-es-salaam.

1.10pm: Cargo lighters alongside and embarked military stores, 60 troops and two natives.

2.00am: Discharged one native fireman to hospital.

4.25pm: 10 military officers arrived.

4.30pm: Lighters alongside disembarking troops. Store lighters alongside.

8.45pm: Finished getting in stores.


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11 December 1917

Dar-es-salaam and at sea.

Lat -7.1, Long 39.7

7.42am: Weighed and proceeded.

2.25pm: Mkumbi LH S20E(t). (Now Ras Mkumbi and more commonly then recorded as Moresby Pt, on the Northern tip of Mafia Island.)


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12 December 1917

At sea to Lindi and at sea for Port Amelia.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

4.46am. Pos. 9 21S, 39 59E.

8.35am: Anchored, Lindi.

11.30am: Tug and lighter alongside, embarking troops.

1.00am: HMS Challenger arrived and anchored. Discharged one prisoner to same.

3.12pm: Weighed and proceeded, Southerly courses.


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13 December 1917

At sea to Porto Amelia (now Pemba).

Lat -12.3, Long 40.8

6.53am: Col. MacDonald boarded from HMS Thistle. (HBM’s Consul general from Moçimboa, vide log of Thistle)

4.12pm: Anchored in Pemba Bay.

4.25pm: Portuguese Military Commandant arrived.

7.00am: Col. MacDonald and two servants left ship for HMS Talbot.


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14 December 1917

Port Amelia.

Lat -13.0, Long 40.5

5.00am: Commenced discharging troops to HMS Talbot.

6.40am: Commenced discharging baggage.

10.30am: Lighters left with cars and army stores for shore.

2.00am: Finished discharging stores.


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15 December 1917

Port Amelia.

Lat -13.0, Long 40.5

3.15am: HM whaler Childers weighed and put to sea.

5.00am: Commission party left.

7.15am: Weighed anchor and cleared harbour, full speed.

8.00am: Half speed, steam cutter ahead sounding.

9.00am: Anchored in 12 fms.

9.30am: Lifeboat with 2.5” wire and kedge away to Childers (which has gone aground on Maunhane reef and eventually was abandoned there in spite of strenuous attempts to get her off).

1.06pm: Anchored, Pemba bay.

11.17am: Hoisted boats, weighed and proceeded.

11.48am: Stopped to communicate with HMS Talbot.

1.30pm: Officers and Royal Marines returned on board. One sick officer and one R.F. embarked.

2.36pm: Weighed and proceeded.


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16 December 1917

At sea.

Lat -10.4, Long 41.0

Northerly courses at 9-10 knots all day.


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17 December 1917

At sea to Dar-es-salaam and Zanzibar.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.5

2.40am: Observed shore fire N58W.

4.05am: Moresby Pt Lt N56W(t).

10.15am: Ras Kanzi Lt abeam 3 miles.

1.00am: Anchored, Dar-es-salaam.

1.55pm: Discharged military commission.

2.00am: Weighed and proceeded.

3.50pm: Chumbe LH N27W(t).

6.14pm: Anchored, Zanzibar.

6.25pm: Surgeon LG Shragna (?) joined from shore.


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18 December 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

6.00am: HMS Challenger put to sea. SS Pemba shifted berth.

8.55am: Pemba put to sea.

5.20pm: SS Manica (Mancia in log) weighed and proceeded.

5.25pm: HS Ebani arrived and anchored.

5.30pm: SS Barjora arrived and anchored.

6.00am: HMT Mafia arrived and anchored.


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19 December 1917

Zanzibar and at sea.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

5.30am: HS Ebani weighed and proceeded.

6.12am: SS C*** weighed and proceeded.

10.45am: HMHS Vita* (Veta in log) arrived and anchored.

11.15am: HMT Chine (?) put to sea.

2.15pm: Lighter with salvage tanks alongside.

5.20pm: SS Montrose weighed anchor and put to sea.

8.11pm: Weighed and proceeded.

9.14pm: Chumbe Lt abeam.

*Vita, the second of two British India SN Co. ships with this name, 1914, 4,691 tons, scrapped in 1949 after serving in WW2 as well.


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20 December 1917

At sea to Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -8.4, Long 39.8

5.00am: Moresby Pt Lt S5E(t).

1.05pm: Fanjove LH S85W(t)

4.15pm: Anchored, Kilwa Kisiwani, then weighed to go alongside collier Sutton Hall.

5.15pm: Hands getting out stores for monitor (HMS Mersey) and Fly (?).


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21 December 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

5.00am: Commenced coaling.

2.00am: SS Mafia arrives to anchor.

2.26pm: HMS Thistle arrived and went alongside collier.

10.00am: Finished coaling for the night.


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22 December 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani and at sea.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

5.00am: Resumed coaling.

7.30am: HMT Salamis arrived and anchored.

8.20am: Salamis weighed and proceeded.

11.05am: Working party from HMS Mersey onboard, discharging salvage tanks into lighter.

12 noon: Finished coaling.

12.15pm: Cast off and proceeded.

6.48pm: Pos. 9 38S, 40 12E.


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23 December 1917

At sea to Mazimbwa.

Lat -11.33, Long 40.42

9.52am: Anchored at Mazimbwa.

3.50pm: HMS Challenger weighed and proceeded.


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24 December 1917

Mazimbwa and at sea.

Lat -10.7, Long 40.8

5.50am: Weighed and proceeded.

7.27am: Passed Fairway buoy.

11.50am: Delgado LH N58W(t).

3.47pm: Stopped, sent boat to whaler for provisions. Proceeded

5.00am: Anchored, Mikindani.

5.35pm: Sent all boats to SS Salamis for troops. Embarked same. (Salamis is aground, vide log of HMS Talbot)

10.30pm: Tug Bajune alongside with troops.


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25 December 1917

Mikindani Bay to Lindi.

Lat -10.1, Long 40.1

12.15am: Tug Bajune cast off to anchor.

1.50am: Tug and lighter alongside with troops.

5.30am: Tug Bajune (Barjon in log) alongside with troops and stores.

7.15am: HMS Talbot arrived and anchored.

7.25am: Boats to SS Salamis for troops.

8.00am: Embarkation complete.

10.35am: Weighed and proceeded.

2.16pm: Anchored, Lindi. Commenced to disembark troops.

6.50pm: Disembarkation complete. Commenced to discharge stores.


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26 December 1917

Lindi and at sea.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

4.30am: Finished discharging stores.

5.30am: Last load of troops left.

8.50am: HMW Charon arrived and left again.

1.04pm: Weighed and proceeded to go alongside SS Mercuria for water.

7.10pm: Despatched to HMS Severn, One fire pump, three lengths of hose with couplings, one copper branch pipe and one rubber suction hose.

10.30pm: Finished watering.


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27 December 1917

Lindi to Mikindani Bay and at sea.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

5.15am: Cast off from collier to anchor.

7.30am: Embarking troops from lighter.

9.30am: Taking in stores and equipment.

12.45pm: Completed embarkation of troops and stores. Weighed and proceeded alongside collier for more stores.

4.06pm: Left collier and proceeded.

7.35pm: Stopped (in Mikindani Bay) to discharge pump and stores to HMS Talbot (which has just succeeded in towing SS Salamis into deep water).

8.15pm: Proceeded.


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28 December 1917

At sea to Port Amelia.

Lat -12.3, Long 40.9

5.40am: HS Guildford Castle passed N.

11.45am: Ibo LH S75W(t)

4.44pm: Anchored, Port Amelia.

5.25pm: HMS Thistle weighed and proceeded.

5.30pm: Commenced discharge of troops and stores for HMS Challenger.

7.30pm: Discharge complete.

10.30pm: SS Chinde arrived and anchored.

10.40pm: Whaler for mail from Challenger.


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29 December 1917

Port Amelia.

Lat -13.0, Long 40.5

12.05am: HMS Challenger weighed and proceeded.

6.20am: SS Manica arrived and anchored.

SS Cressington Court shifted berth.

hands discharging stores.

SS Manica and HMW Fly shifted berths.

4.30pm: Working party left in Fly for HMW Childers (still stranded on Maunhane reef, see 15 Dec.).

4.55pm: Fly sailed.

11.00am: SS Chinde (Chindi in log) weighed and proceeded.


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30 December 1917

Port Amelia.

Lat -13.0, Long 40.5

7.00am: Portuguese gunboat Chaimite alongside for water.

9.25am: HMW Fly arrived. Working party returned from same.

10.00am: Lt Hocking and AB Rogers joined from HMW Childers.

3.50pm: Clan MacPhee arrived and anchored.

7.45pm: Five prisoners and two native Pongos (slang for soldiers) arrived.


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31 December 1917

Port Amelia.

Lat -13.0, Long 40.5

5.35am: Shifted berth.

5.50am: Canonheiro Chaimite weighed and proceeded with dhows.

6.00am: HMW Fly alongside with stores salved from HMW Childers.

9.35am: Fly finished watering and cast off.

12.50pm: Chaimite returned.

2.30pm: SS Manica weighed and proceeded.



LOGS FOR JANUARY 1918

(Port Amelia, Dar-es-salaam and Lourenço Marques)


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1 January 1918

Port Amelia.

Lat -13.0, Long 40.5

Steam cutter continuously employed towing pontoons from Clan MacPhee (McFee in log) to shore and back.


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2 January 1918

Port Amelia.

Lat -13.0, Long 40.5

5.50am: Steam cutter to Clan MacPhee for towing lighters.

7.30am: HMW Salamander arrived and anchored.

4.30pm: Salamander’s wireless dynamo received for repairs and returned.


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3 January 1918

Port Amelia.

Lat -13.0, Long 40.5

1.40pm: HMW Salamander weighed and proceeded.

5.20pm: SS Clan MacPhee weighed and proceeded.

8.15pm: Lt Budle and Sig Burch left ship for duty on shore.

10.55pm: Salamander returned and anchored.


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4 January 1918

Port Amelia.

Lat -13.0, Long 40.5

1.15am: Received 10 packages.

3.57am: Weighed and proceeded.

4.30am: Action stations.

5.15am: Secured guns.

5.55am: Anchored.

6.40am: HMW Salamander alongside for water.

11.45am: Salamander cast off to anchor.

3.45pm: HMS Talbot Arrived and anchored. Captain visited Talbot.

4.40pm: Sent HMS Severn’s 3” hawser with reel and two shackles to Talbot. Lt Hocking RNR to same.

5.55pm: Weighed and proceeded.

6.40pm: N Point Lt abeam.


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5 January 1918

At sea.

Lat -11.1, Long 40.9

Northerly courses until 11.00am.

3.00am: Signalled SS Lai Sang (Laisang in log).

1.15pm: Wamizi (now Vamizi) I. abeam.

3.25pm: Delgado abeam 4 miles, a/c N(t).

11.00am: A/c S66W(t).


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6 January 1918

At sea to Lindi and at sea.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.75

6.29am: Anchored, Lindi Bay.

9.35am: Weighed and proceeded into harbour to go alongside collier Mercuria. Taking in fresh water.

5.05pm: Cast off to anchor. Cdr T*** left ship.

5.30pm: Weighed and proceeded, course N13E.

10.15pm: SS Loong Sang (Loongsang in log) passed Southbound.


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7 January 1918

At sea to Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -7.1, Long 39.7

7.00am: Observed French cruiser escorting merchant ship steering N20W.

7.12am: Moresby Pt Lt N40W(t).

11.45am: Ras Kanzi LH N49W(t).

1.00am: HMHS Neuralia passed bound South.

2.25pm: Makatumbe LH N65W(t).

5.40pm: Anchored, Dar-es-salaam. OOG left to visit French cruiser.


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8 January 1918

Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

7.00am: French cruiser weighed and proceeded.

12.15pm: HMHS Sicilia* arrived and anchored.

12.20pm: SS Barjora weighed and proceeded.

4.32pm: HMHS Vita weighed and proceeded.

* Sicilia, P & O liner, 1900, 6,696 grt, HS from 1914, scrapped 1926.


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9 January 1918

Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

9.15am: Inquiry into stranding of SS Salamis commenced.

10.40am: Discharged two ratings and two natives to hospital.

11.00am: Tweendecks fumigated.

12 noon: HMHS Oxfordshire put to sea.

3.00am: Court of Inquiry concluded.

4.50pm: HMHS Sicilia weighed and proceeded.


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10 January 1918

Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

1.10pm: SS Salamis weighed and proceeded.

2.55pm: HS Dongola arrived and anchored.

8.00am: Landed concert party.


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11 January 1918

Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

12.05am: Concert party returned.

7.45am: HMW Pickle arrived and anchored.

8.35am: Weighed and shifted berth, three tugs assisting.

9.45am: Pickle left.

Landed dental party.

2.00am: HS Dongola weighed and proceeded.

3.20pm: SS Kintail arrived and anchored.

4.55pm: SS Tuna arrived and anchored.


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12 January 1918

Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

6.40am: Landed steward for beef.

10.05am: HMT Tuna put to sea.

3.50pm: HS Oxfordshire arrived and anchored.

4.20pm: HMW Echo arrived and anchored.

5.00am: Whaler (probably Echo) left.


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13 January 1918

Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

2.30pm: Eng. S/Lt W Harvey discharged to SS Kintail for passage.

4.15pm: HS Oxfordshire and SS Kintail weighed and proceeded.


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14 January 1918

Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

Lascars painting ship’s side.

6.00am: HMT Tuna arrived and anchored.


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15 January 1918

Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

12.30pm: SS Bechuana arrived and anchored.

5.20pm: AB Williamson returned from hospital.

6.05pm: HMT Manica arrived and anchored,

6.20pm: HS Devanha arrived and anchored.


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16 January 1918

Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

7.30am: Two fresh water lighters alongside.

3.05pm: Finished watering.

6.25pm: SS Barjora arrived and anchored.


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17 January 1918

Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

6.00am: HS Devanha (Devana in log) weighed and proceeded.

2.20pm: SS Bechuana weighed and went alongside collier Manica.


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18 January 1918

Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

7.00am: SS Chow Tai Arrived and anchored.

8.15am: SS Mercuria came alongside, commenced coaling.

10.30am: HMW Fly came alongside for gear from HMW Childers.

11.15am: Fly cast off to leave.

1.30pm: HMT Barjora sailed.

10.00am: Finished coaling for the night.


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19 January 1918

Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

5.20am: Shifted collier astern to her No 1 hold and resumed coaling.

8.15am: SS Glenogle arrived and anchored.

8.55am: HS Vita arrived and anchored.

12.35pm: Dropped down to No 3 hold and carried on coaling.

4.30pm: HMW Pickle arrived and anchored.

6.20pm: Pickle left.

8.45pm: Finished coaling, 447 tons.


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20 January 1918

Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

8.30am: Cast off collier.

8.40am: Cable ship Sherard Osborn (Sherardosburn in log) arrived and anchored.

3.40pm: Ice alongside.

4.30pm: Landed bathing party.


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21 January 1918

Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

10.30am: SS Manica sailed.

11.00am: Received 24 cases of petrol.

11.40pm: SS Lung Bee arrived and anchored.

12 noon: HS Takada arrived and anchored.

4.00am: Cable Ship Sherard Osborn sailed.

4.30pm: Lighter alongside with motor cars.

5.10pm: HS Vita arrived and anchored.


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22 January 1918

Dar-es-salaam and at sea for Lourenço Marques.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

10.15am: Lighters alongside with mails and baggage.

11.15am: General and staff embarked.

11.30am: Weighed and proceeded.

3.00am: Ras Kimbuzi LH abeam.

7.16pm: Moresby Pt Lt S52W(t) 2.5 miles.

8.00am: Passed CS Sherard Osborn.


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23 January 1918

At sea.

Lat -10.0, Long 40.8

10.25am: Passed steamer Miramichi.

7.34pm: Pos. 11 07S, 41 04E.


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24 January 1918

At sea.

Lat -14.3, Long 41.1

In am: Gunlayers and sight setters to general exercise. Boys and ordinary seamen to physical drill.

Signalling exercise. Gun parts instruction. Lead line instruction.

7.30pm: Pos. 15 43S, 41 20E.


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25 January 1918

At sea.

Lat -18.4, Long 39.8

SW’ly courses all day.

In am: Signal instruction. Rifle drill. Marine gun crews to exercise.


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26 January 1918

At sea.

Lat -21.4, Long 37.7

4.00am: Pos. 20 32S, 38 36E.

7.10pm: Pos. 22 22S, 37 14E.


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27 January 1918

At sea.

Lat -24.6, Long 36.0

4.00am: Considerable Southerly swell.

5.00am: Pos. 23 43S, 36 37E.


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28 January 1918

At sea to Lourenço Marques (now Maputo).

Lat -26.0, Long 32.6

5.30am. Pos. 26 16S, 33 35E.

9.15am: Picked up pilot.

11.31am: Picked up Medical Officer.

12.12pm: Secured to wharf at Lourenço Marques.

12.30pm: Disembarked General and staff. Landed mails.

5.30pm: SS Benim* arived and anchored.

* Clearly written in the log, but may be Elder-Dempster’s Benin, 1907, 4,313 grt, sold in 1929, the third of four E-D ships of that name.


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29 January 1918

Lourenço Marques.

Lat -26.0, Long 32.6

6.45am: Commenced coaling.

9.20am: SS Kyong Sang arrived and anchored.

6.20pm: Ceased coaling for the night.

10.00am: Absentees returned on board.

10.10pm: Stokers Lumb and Smith broke away.


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30 January 1918

Lourenço Marques.

Lat -26.0, Long 32.6

6.20am: Resumed coaling.

11.00am: Picket sent ashore.

12.30pm: Absentees came on board.

3.10pm: Finished coaling, 360 tons.


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31 January 1918

Lourenço Marques and at sea.

Lat -25.9, Long 32.9

7.00am: SS Chinde shifted berth.

9.45am: Embarked General and staff.

10.00am: Left quay assisted by tug. Proceeded.

12.50pm: Dropped pilot.

7.00am: Pos. 25 43S, 34 01E.



LOGS FOR FEBRUARY 1918

(Beira, Port Amelia, Mazimbwa, Lindi, Dar-es-salaam, Zanzibar, Lindi, Mazimbwa and Port Amelia salving gear from the wreck of HMW Childers)


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1 February 1918

At sea.

Lat -24.1, Long 35.7

3.10am: Pos. 25 13.75S, 35 13E.

4.30am: Pos. 25 08S, 35 16E.

6.57am: Zavora Pt LH N34.5W.

7.48am: Same abeam 19 miles.

5.00am: Evening quarters. Read warrant No 9.

6.36pm: Pos. 23 14S, 36 02E.

9.00am: Dead lights reported correct. (Not often recorded in the log, but a standing order in darken ship and night defence routines, that all dead lights be closed, very hard on hot nights in the tropics.)


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2 February 1918

At sea.

Lat -21.2, Long 35.5

9.30am: SS Miramichi bound South.

9.45am: Bazaruto LH N70W(t).

10.52am: Same abeam 15 miles.

Sounding half hourly, noon to midnight.


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3 February 1918

At sea to Beira.

Lat -19.8, Long 34.8

12.45am: Anchored off Beira in 14 fathoms.

2.25am: Weighed and proceeded, sounding regularly.

7.23am: Picked up pilot.

9.01am: Anchored, Beira.

3.00am: Portuguese Secretary of State paid official visit.


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4 February 1918

Beira and at sea.

Lat -19.8, Long 34.8

7.48am: SS Ebo* arrived and anchored.

9.00am: General Northey arrived on board.

11.00am: SS Siljin arrived and anchored.

2.55pm: General Northey and staff left.

4.20pm: Weighed and proceeded.

6.03pm: Dropped pilot.

6.18pm: Fairway buoy abeam.

* Clearly written in log, but may be SS Eboe, Elder-Dempster Line, 1912, 4,866 grt, the third of four E-D ships with that name, sold in 1928, renamed Fortunestella.


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5 February 1918

At sea.

Lat -19.1, Long 37.4

4.42am: Pos. 19 31S, 36 29E.

6.25pm: Pos. 18 35.5S, 38 13.5E.


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6 February 1918

At sea.

Lat -17.5, Long 40.2

5.00am: Pos. 18 11S, 39 36E.

In am: Boys and marines to 6” gun drill. OS to signals. maxim guns crews examined in general drill. OS to seamanship instruction.

In pm: OS Shippley to helm instructions.

6.33pm: Pos. 16 45S, 40 36E.


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7 February 1918

At sea.

Lat -14.8, Long 41.2

5.12am: Pos. 15 28S, 41 18E.

8.55am: Table Mountain N55W(t).

In am: Drills on 6”, 6 pdr and maxim guns.


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8 February 1918

At sea to Port Amelia.

Lat -13.0, Long 40.5

12.45pm: HS Neuralia passed Southbound.

10.05am: Anchored, Port Amelia.

Visited by OOG, Portuguese OOG and MO.

1.45pm: Portuguese Captain visited.

2.35pm: Portuguese C-in-C and staff visited.

6.15pm: SS Tuna weighed and proceeded.


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9 February 1918

Port Amelia.

Lat -13.0, Long 40.5

12.40am: Portuguese cruiser (Adamastor, vide log of HMS Thistle) weighed and proceeded.

3.00am: Very heavy squall, poop awning carried away, heavy rain.


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10 February 1918

Port Amelia and at sea.

Lat -13.0, Long 40.5

12.07pm: Weighed and proceeded.

6.53pm: Pos. 12 26S, 41 00E.


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11 February 1918

At sea to Mazimbwa.

Lat -11.33, Long 40.42

6.52am: Tambuzi I. S83W(t).

8.05am: Same abeam, 2.75 miles.

9.47am: HMS Ronaldo passed out.

10.13pm: Anchored, Mazimbwa.

11.20am: Portuguese C-in-C visited.

12.15pm: Portuguese gunboat Chaimite arrived and anchored.

6.30pm: C-in-C and staff returned.

10.30pm: Embarked one European and two native troops.


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12 February 1918

Mazimbwa and at sea for Lindi.

Lat -10.9, Long 40.8

5.23am: Weighed and proceeded.

7.07am: Passed Outer Fairway buoy.

1.45pm: C. Delgado LH abeam 6 miles.


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13 February 1918

At sea to Lindi and at sea.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

5.59am: In thick fog.

6.25am: Anchored in 12 fathoms.

7.30am: Weighed and proceeded into harbour.

8.25am: Secured alongside collier in E berth.

8.50am: Commenced coaling.

11.05am: HMS Challenger arrived in outer anchorage.

11.10am: HMS Thistle arrived and anchored.

11.50am: HS Dongola arrived in outer anchorage.

1.40pm: C-in-C and staff returned onboard.

3.30pm: Col. McDonnell left ship. (Clearly written, but possibly Col. MacDonald, the consul-general is intended, see 13 December.)

3.40pm: HMW Salamander weighed and proceeded.

4.00am: Finished coaling, cast off and left harbour.


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14 February 1918

At sea to Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -7.0, Long 39.6

6.00am: Moresby Pt LH N24W(t).

7.25am: Same abeam 2 miles.

10.40am: Ras Kanzi LH N42.5W(t).

11.55am: Same abeam 2 miles.

1.05pm: Makatumbe LH N72.5W.

2.40pm: Anchored off Dar-es-salaam. General and staff left ship.

4.15pm: Read warrants Nos 10 and 11. Discharged two prisoners to detention barracks.

5.47pm: Weighed and proceeded into harbour.

6.30pm: Anchored. Lighters arrived for motor cars.


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15 February 1918

Dar-es-salaam to Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

5.48am: Weighed anchor and proceeded out of harbour.

8.15am: Chumbe LH N27W(t).

9.25am: Passed SS Briton* steering South.

10.02am: Chumbe LH abeam.

10.54am: Anchored, Zanzibar.

2.40pm: HMS Challenger anchored.

2.55pm: HMW Pickle arrived and anchored.

4.15pm: SS Cupid arrived and anchored.

4.40pm: Lifeboat to SS Alston** for stores.

* Taking Nigerian troops from Mombasa to Lagos according to the link.

** Alston, 1903, Britain Steamship Co.


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16 February 1918

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

6.55am: HMW Pickle weighed and proceeded.

In am: Taking in ice, stores and water. Diving boat alongside.

10.55am: Diver entered water.

2.30pm: Lifeboat with cordite left ship.

5.10pm: Diver finished for the night.


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17 February 1918

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

9.40am: Diving boat alongside.

10.45am: One Royal Marine and one Cook rating joined for passage to HMS Thistle.

3.00am: Discharged one sick man to hospital.

3.50pm: Diving boat left.

8.00am: Stores for D-E-S from HMW Echo onboard.

9.55pm: Two army officers boarded for passage to D-E-S.


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18 February 1918

Zanzibar to Dar-es-salaam and at sea.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

4.45am: WP away for engine oils.

6.36am: Weighed and proceeded.

7.30am: Chumbe LH abeam.

9.05am: Pungume LH abeam 4.75 miles.

11.10am: Anchored off Dar-es-salaam.

Disccharged stores, four natives and two army officers.

1.55pm: Weighed and proceeded.

7.20pm: Moresby Pt LH S24E(t).

9.00am: Same abeam 3.5 miles.


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19 February 1918

At sea.

Lat -9.6, Long 39.9

5.03am: Pos. 8 58S, 40 03E.

11.08am: Kiswere abeam 18 miles.

3.10pm: Stopped to speak HMS Talbot.

3.39pm: Anchored off Lindi. Sent stores to Talbot and HMS Thistle.

5.05pm: Weighed and proceeded into harbour and berthed alongside SS Keyingham.

7.30pm: Commenced coaling.

11.00am: Ceased coaling for the night.


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20 February 1918

Lindi.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

5.30am: Commenced coaling.

7.50am: HMW Fly left harbour.

8.05am: Portuguese man of war (Adamastor, vide log of Thistle) arrived and anchored.

9.45am: HMS Talbot weighed and proceeded.

9.55am: HMS Thistle anchored.

10.00am: HMW Charon arrived and anchored.

10.00am: Ceased coaling for the night.


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21 February 1918

Lindi and at sea for Mazimbwa.

Lat -10.0, Long 39.9

5.30am: Continued coaling.

6.30am: HMT Montrose arrived and anchored.

9.00am: HMW Echo arrived and secured to collier.

9.40am: Completed coaling, received 563 tons.

9.50am: Cast off and proceeded.

3.30pm: East end of Mongo I. S17W(t) 4 miles.


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22 February 1918

At sea to Mazimbwa and at sea for Port Amelia.

Lat -11.33, Long 40.42

6.00am: Dropped target for .303 and aiming tube practice. Gunlayers, sight setters and OS exercised individually at drifting target.

11.16am: Anchored, Mazimbwa.

4.23pm: Weighed and proceeded.

8.05pm: Dropped target for night firing practice.


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23 February 1918

At sea to Port Amelia.

Lat -13.0, Long 40.5

5.19am: Pos. 12 50.5S, 40 57.5E.

9.00am: Maunhane Pt LH N88W(t).

10.35am: Same abeam 1.5 miles.

11.35am: Anchored, Pemba Bay.

5.20pm: HMS Rinaldo arrived and anchored.

6.10pm: Rinaldo weighed and proceeded.

6.20pm: SS Chinde weighed and proceeded.


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24 February 1918

Port Amelia.

Lat -13.0, Long 40.5

1.00am: Rounds correct.

3.30am: Rounds correct.

4.00am: Lit fires in steam cutter.

6.00am: Lascars scrubbing decks.

6.30am: Hands to am routine.

7.30am: Clean guns.

9.30am. Landed working party.

9.40am: Divisions.

10.45am: WP returned.

3.30pm: Landed liberty men.

5.00am: Evening quarters.

6.15pm: Liberty men returned.

6.20pm: Darkened ship.

7.20pm: Hoisted starboard whaler.

7.45pm: Man and arm ship.

10.00am: Rounds correct.

11.45pm: Hoisted steam cutter and drew fires.

(A typical quiet day)


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25 February 1918

Port Amelia.

Lat -13.1, Long 40.7

4.30am: Weighed and proceeded to HMW Childers.

5.52am: Anchored off same (off Maunhane reef).

9.00am: Weighed and proceeded for target practice.

12.20pm: Target on board and returned to harbour.

2.11pm: Anchored.


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26 February 1918

Port Amelia.

Lat -13.0, Long 40.5

1.48pm: Weighed and proceeded to HMW Childers.

3.16pm: Anchored.

4.20am: Boat returned from Childers.

5.06am: Weighed and proceeded to harbour.

6.28am: Anchored.

1.30pm: Portuguese tug Pebane arrived and anchored.

2.25pm: Pebane weighed and proceeded.

5.50pm: SS Bechuana weighed and proceeded.


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27 February 1918

Port Amelia.

Lat -13.0, Long 40.5

11.25am: HMW Pickle arrived and anchored.

12.02pm: Weighed and proceeded.

12.56pm: Mauhane Pt LH abeam 2.75 miles.

1.40pm: Dropped target for firing practice.

3.30pm: Anchored.

5.50pm: Working party returned from HMW Childers. Hoisted gear from same aboard.

8.02pm: Weighed and proceeded for harbour.

9.22pm: Anchored.


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28 February 1918

Port Amelia.

Lat -13.0, Long 40.7

4.25am: Weighed and proceeded.

6.30am: Dropped target and passed hawser to HMW Pickle. Various firing exercises with 4.7” and 6” guns, half charges and practice projectiles.

11.40am: Secured, hoisted whaler.

2.00am: Maunhane Pt LH abeam 2 miles.

2.57pm: Anchored, Pemba Bay.

5.30pm: One Eng. S/Lt and seven ratings from Childers joined ship.

6.10pm: Portuguese steamer arrived and anchored.



LOGS FOR MARCH 1918

(Port Amelia, Tambuzi I., PA, Lindi, Zanzibar, Lindi, Kilwa Kisiwani and Dar-es-salaam)


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1 March 1918

Port Amelia.

Lat -13.0, Long 40.5

7.00am: Portuguese steamer proceeded to sea.

9.00am: HMW Pickle alongside for water.

10.10am: Pickle cast off to anchor.

2.10pm: SS Hong Bee arrived and anchored.


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2 March 1918

Port Amelia.

Lat -13.0, Long 40.5

4.26am: Weighed and proceeded.

5.54am: Anchored near HMW Childers.

6.25am: Working party away to salvage gear from Childers.

8.15am: WP returned with anchor, davits etc.

9.26am: Weighed and proceeded to harbour.

10.46am: Anchored.

5.00am: Discharged ratings from Childers to HMW Pickle.


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3 March 1918

Port Amelia and at sea.

Lat -13.0, Long 40.5

4.14am: HMW Pickle weighed and proceeded.

5.30am: SS Salamis weighed and proceeded.

5.40pm: Weighed and proceeded, Northerly courses.


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4 March 1918

At sea to Tambuzi Island.

Lat -11.35, Long 40.63

3.40am: Pos. 12 00S, 41 O6E.

8.15am: Tambuzi I. N44W(t).

10.12am: Anchored off Tambuzi Island

4.00am: Landed recreation party.

5.10pm: HMW Pickle arrived and anchored.

6.50pm: Shore party returned.


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5 March 1918

Tambuzi Island and at sea

Lat -11.35, Long 40.63

7.20am: HMW Fly arrived and anchored.

7.40am: HMW Pickle weighed and proceeded.

10.05am: Fly weighed and proceeded.

4.03pm: Weighed and proceeded, Southerly courses.


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6 March 1918

At sea to Port Amelia.

Lat -13.0, Long 40.5

4.00am: Maunhane Pt LH S78W(t).

6.44am: Anchored, Port Amelia.

7.05am: HMT Salamis weighed and proceeded.

5.15pm: SS Chow Tai arrived and anchored.


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7 March 1918

Port Amelia and at sea

Lat -13.0, Long 40.6

10.20am: Hoisted steam cutter and Childers’ skiff.

10.44am: Weighed and proceeded, Southerly courses.

11.20am: HMHS Takada passed entering port.

3.00am: A/c N(t).

4.14pm: Swung ship for compasses.

7.17pm: Maunhane Lt abeam 7 miles.


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8 March 1918

At sea.

Lat -10.9, Long 40.8

7.30am: Tambuzi I. N59W(t).

1.45pm: C. Delgado LH N39W(t).

2.55pm: Same abeam 6.5 miles.

4.00am: Swung ship for compasses.

6.26pm: Pos. 10 23.5S, 40 43E.

7.25pm: Signalled SS Ingoma.

10.50pm: SS Umtata crossed ahead.


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9 March 1918

At sea to Lindi and at sea.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

7.32am: Anchored.

8.05am: Eng.S/Lt Davies joined from HMS Challenger.

8.45am: HMW Pickle went alongside Challenger.

9.30am. SS Alston came alongside.

10.15am: Pickle returned to inner anchorage.

11.30am: SS Hymettus passed seaward.

11.55am: Finished watering and slipped collier.

12.30pm: Weighed and proceeded.

2.10pm: HMT Chow Tai passed Southward.

10.45pm: Signalled HS Neuralia steering South.


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10 March 1918

At sea to Zanzibar.

Lat -6.7, Long 39.5

8.20am: Kanzi LH S82W(t) 16 miles.

10.40am: Makatumbe LH S89W(t).

1.00am: Pungume LH N6W(t) 5 miles.

1.20pm: Chumbe LH N26W(t) 15 miles.

4.00am: Secured to collier Ellendale (?), Zanzibar.

5.45pm: HS Vita arrived and anchored.


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11 March 1918

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

5.00am: Commenced coaling.

9.05am: HMHS Dongola put to sea.

4.15pm: SS Cupid left harbour.

5.25pm: SS Chum Sang* left harbour going South.

10.00am: Finished coaling for the night.

* Clearly written, but may be Jardine, Matheson’s Chun Sang, 1896, 2.218 grt.


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12 March 1918

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

5.00am: Commenced coaling.

6.20am: HMS Talbot weighed and proceeded.

10.00am: Finished coaling, 425 tons.

10.40am: Finished stores and cast off from collier to anchor in No 1 berth.

2.50pm: Lighter with stores for HMS Rinaldo alongside.

4.50pm: HMW Echo arrived and anchored.


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13 March 1918

Zanzibar

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

8.00am: Lighter alongside for Childers' gear.

9.45am: Received four cases of 6” cordite charges.

11.15am: HMS Talbot arrived and anchored.

1.20pm: HMS Trent arrived and anchored.

2.30pm: Stoker Lumb (?) rejoined ship (from Talbot, vide log of same).


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14 March 1918

Zanzibar

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

10.30am: HMHS Vita weighed and proceeded.

4.15pm: Six boys for boiler cleaning purposes arrived (boys in this sense probably meaning native men).

4.50pm: Ice boat alongside. Embarked ice, beef and fruit.


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15 March 1918

Zanzibar and at sea.

Lat -6.6, Long 39.4

3.30am: Water boat left ship.

6.05am: SS Salnamas (probably Salamis) arrived and anchored.

7.10am: SS Taroba (Taropa in log) arrived and anchored.

7.52am: Weighed and proceeded.

9.00am: Chumbe LH abeam 2.75 miles.

10.22am: Pungume LH abeam 4 miles.

11.17am: Stopped and sent boat to HMW Pickle. Proceeded.

2.55pm: Ras Kanzi LH abeam 4.75 miles.

6.25pm: Moresby Pt LH S20E(t).

8.25pm: Same abeam 4 miles.


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16 March 1918

At sea to Lindi.

Lat -9.5, Long 39.9

5.10am: Pos. 8 41.25S, 40 02.5E.

1.35pm: HS Dongola passed North.

4.25pm: Anchored in Lindi Bay.

5.25pm: Lighter alongside for stores.

5.30pm: HMS Rinaldo anchored.

5.50pm: Took lighter in tow and proceeded into inner harbour and anchored.

6.30pm: Rinaldo came in and anchored.

7.15pm: Six boys placed on shore on lighter.


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17 March 1918

Lindi.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

6.15am: HMS Rinaldo weighed and proceeded.

7.40am: HS Vita Arrived and anchored.

3.00am: SS Alston weighed and proceeded.

5.30pm: Discharged one stoker for HMW Salamander.


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18 March 1918

Lindi.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

4.40am: HMW Fly weighed and proceeded.

9.10am: HMW Salamander weighed and proceeded.

9.50am. HMW Charon arrived and anchored. 13 bags of mail received from same and put ashore for Lindi.

10.25am: Charon weighed and proceeded.


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19 March 1918

Lindi.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

9.45am: HMW Fly arrived and anchored.

1.15pm: HMW Salamander arrived and anchored.


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20 March 1918

Lindi.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

4.15am: HMW Fly sailed.

7.10am: HMW Salamander sailed.


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21 March 1918

Lindi.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

10.20am: SS Bechuana sailed.

12.10pm: HS Vita arrived and anchored.


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22 March 1918

Lindi.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

6.20am: SS Chow Tai arrived and anchored.

10.15am: HS Vita sailed.


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23 March 1918

Lindi.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

5.45am: SS Chow Tai sailed.

7.00am: HMS Rinaldo arrived and anchored.

7.30am: Stoker Lumb joined ship.

8.15am: Lt B*** joined ship, also three officers and one rating joined awaiting passage.

8.30am: SS Kintail arrived and anchored.

10.45am: SS Alston came alongside.

11.20am: SS Salamis arrived and anchored.

12 noon: Commenced watering.

12.30pm: Kintail left.

3.30pm: Salamis left.

10.00am: Finished watering for the night.


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24 March 1918

Lindi.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

6.25pm: HMW Salamander made fast to collier.


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25 March 1918

Lindi.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

5.00am: Commenced coaling.

6.00am: One sick officer joined from HMW Salamander.

8.00am: HMW Echo and HMT Tuna arrived and anchored.

9.30am: Received mail from Echo.

10.00am: Discharged one sick officer to shore.

1.25pm: HMW Salamander cast off from collier to anchor.

2.30pm: Finished coaling, 104 tons.

4.15pm: HMS Talbot arrived and anchored.


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26 March 1918

Lindi.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

6.15am: SS Salamis arrived and anchored.

10.45am: SS Chow Tai arrived and anchored.

11.00am: HMW Salamander weighed and proceeded.

1.37pm: SS Umtata arrived and anchored.

1.40pm: HMW Charon left collier to anchor close to HMS Talbot.

5.00am: SS Salamis weighed and proceeded.


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27 March 1918

Lindi.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

6.50am. HMW Charon left.

7.45am: HMS Talbot weighed and proceeded.

8.00am: Portuguese cruiser Adamastor arrived and went alongside collier.

8.30am: HMW Echo arrived and anchored. Wireless operator joined ship.

9.15am: Lent 12 coal barrows to Adamastor.

12.43pm: SS Umtata weighed and proceeded. SS Bechuana arrived and anchored.

1.45pm: Charon returned.

4.45pm: PO wireless operator joined ship.

4.57pm: SS Hong Bee weighed and proceeded.


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28 March 1918

Lindi.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

7.00am: SS Ingoma arrived and anchored in outer anchorage.

10.00am: Six boiler boys returned to SS Alston.

4.00am: Three ratings (One PO Tel., one Telegraphist and one Armourer for passage to Zanzibar, vide log of Talbot) discharged to HMS Talbot.

Coal trollies returned from Adamastor.

Engineer Mr Cooper and three officers transferred to Talbot (for passage, vide log of Talbot).

4.25pm: SS Alston weighed and proceeded.

4.45pm: Adamastor shifted to outer anchorage.


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29 March 1918

Lindi and at sea towards Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

5.50am: SS Ingoma sailed.

2.35pm: Two military officers joined.

3.30pm: HMS Challenger arrived and anchored.

3.58pm: Weighed and proceeded to anchor in bay.

4.35pm: Tug with mail alongside.

4.55pm: HMS Talbot weighed and proceeded.

7.00am: General Koe (?) alongside.

7.35pm: Weighed and proceeded.


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30 March 1918

At sea to Kilwa Kisiwani and at sea.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

7.50am: Anchored, Kilwa Kisiwani.

9.15am: General and staff landed.

11.20am: General and staff returned.

Took on 10 bags of mail for Dar-es-salaam.

1.15pm: Capt. Derlacher and Sgt. Major Rogers (?) joined ship.

1.27pm: Weighed and proceeded.

3.40pm: S Fanjove LH N34W 12.5 miles.

11.03pm: Moresby Pt LH abeam 5 miles.


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31 March 1918

At sea to Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

3.36am: Ras Kanzi LH abeam 7 miles.

6.35am: Secured to buoy, Dar-es-salaam.

7.30am: Taking on stores for Zanzibar and discharging baggage.

9.00am. General and staff disembarked. Sent mail to shore.

1.50pm: SS Tuna arrived and anchored.

5.05pm: Stoker Smith rejoined from hospital.

8.00am: Steam cutter grounded at naval pier.



LOGS FOR APRIL 1918

(Zanzibar, Lindi, Zanzibar, Dar-es-salaam, Tunghi Bay, Mazimbwa and Port Amelia)


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1 April 1918

Dar-es-salaam to Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

4.00am: Steam cutter refloated and returned to ship.

5.50am: Slipped and proceeded.

10.30am: Chumbe LH abeam 0.75 miles.

11.36am: Anchored, Zanzibar.

12.30pm: Hands mustered for monthly payment.

12.35pm: SS Alston went alongside HMS Talbot.


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2 April 1918

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

In am: Watering and getting out stores.

11.45am: SS Alston left HMS Talbot to anchor.

3.00am: HMW Salamander arrived and anchored.


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3 April 1918

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

1.30am: Prisoners inspected and released (probably some tipsy libertymen from the night before).

8.00am: HS Vita arrived and anchored.

10.00am: HMS Duplex arrived and anchored.


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4 April 1918

Zanzibar and at sea.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

9.15am: HMHS Dongola put to sea.

11.00am: Portuguese Adamastor weighed and proceeded.

Taking in stores and watering.

1.45pm: One rating returned from hospital.

2.40pm: HMW Salamander arrived and anchored.

6.20pm: Two native firemen for tug Alert joined.

11.35pm: Weighed and proceeded.


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5 April 1918

At sea.

Lat -7.6, Long 40.0

2.05pm: Pungume LH abeam.

4.05am: Makatumbe LH abeam 4.5 miles.

6.20am: Ras Kanzi LH abeam 5 miles.

10.05am: Moresby Pt LH S11E 10.75 miles.


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Log Book – APRIL 6TH 1918 to JANUARY 22ND 1919


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Front cover Adm. 53/47472. 6 April 1918 to 22 January 1919

Title page, blank.

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Printed page, instructions for logkeepers.

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Ship’s specification page, blank.


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6 April 1918

At sea to Lindi and at sea.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

4.20am: Pos. 9 21S, 39 56E.

8.50am: Anchored, Lindi.

10.15am: Discharged two native firemen.

11.50am: HMW Pickle alongside. Lt Appleby and S/Lt Chubb joined.

Five officers and one Leading Seaman joined for passage.

Lt HA Spear took over navigation duties.

2.30pm: Discharged three officers to HMS Challenger.

3.40pm: Weighed and proceeded.


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7 April 1918

At sea to Zanzibar.

Lat -6.7, Long 39.5

5.15am: Ras Mkumbi LH abeam N84W(t) 5.5 miles.

10.00am: Kanzi LH abeam 5.5 miles.

1.40pm: Chumbe LH N32W(t) 17 miles. passed tug Golden Crown and HMW Charon.

4.28pm: Anchored, Zanzibar.

5.15pm: One Lt/Cdr discharged to HMS Severn (Lt/Cdr Pillans, for accomodation vide log of Severn). One S/Lt to HMW Salamander. One Parson, one Doctor and one Ldg Seaman to RNB.


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8 April 1918

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

7.30am: Native coaling party arrived. Commenced coaling.

Took in 57 tons of fresh water.

Coaling continued throughout.


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9 April 1918

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

1.00am: Stopped coaling.

5.25am: SS Cupid weighed and proceeded.

6.35am: SS Alston sailed.

8.45am: SS Waltham arrived and anchored.

4.30pm: One prisoner arrived on board and one bag of mails.

6.50pm: Two army officers joined for passage to D-E-S.

8.00am: Lower deck cleared to read warrant on Stoker McClellin.


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10 April 1918

Zanzibar to Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.9, Long 39.8

5.00am: Weighed and proceeded.

10.21am: Anchored Dar-es-salaam.

10.50am: Prisoner left ship with guard. Passengers left into tug Stork.

11.55am: Tug arrived and embarked details.

12.15pm: Finished taking in troops and stores.

12.50pm: Weighed and proceeded.

3.53pm: Ras Kanzi LH abeam 5 miles.

9.02pm: Moresby Pt LH abeam 6 miles.


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11 April 1918

At sea.

Lat -9.2, Long 40.5

10.28pm: Delgado LH S8W 16 miles.


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12 April 1918

At sea to Tunghi Bay.

Lat -10.75, Long 40.6

2.30am: Delgado LH abeam 9 miles.

6.30am: HMS Challenger intercepted.

7.50am: Anchored, Tunghi Bay.

8.15am: Discharged troops and baggage to shore.


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13 April 1918

Tunghi Bay to Mazimbwa.

Lat -11.4, Long 40.5

1.05am: Weighed and proceeded.

8.15am: Tambuzi I. S37W.

9.55am: Anchored (off Tambuzi I.). Communicated with HMS Rinaldo.

10.20am: Weighed and proceeded.

12.50pm: Anchored, Mazimbwa.

1.50pm: Disembarked troops and baggage.

5.00am: Read warrant No 12.


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14 April 1918

Mazimbwa.

Lat -11.33, Long 40.42

6.30am: NRP Adamastor weighed and proceeded.

4.00am: Weighed and proceeded, SE’ly courses.

9.30pm: SS Umtata passed bound North.


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15 April 1918

At sea to Port Amelia.

Lat -13.0, Long 40.5

7.00am: Maunhane LH S74W.

8.48am: Anchored, Port Amelia harbour.

11.55am: NRP Adamastor arrived.


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16 April 1918

Port Amelia.

Lat -13.0, Long 40.5

10.05am: HMT Hymettus arrived and anchored.

6.00am: Hymettus left.


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17 April 1918

Port Amelia.

Lat -13.0, Long 40.5

1.00am: Rounds correct.

3.00am: Rounds correct.

3.30am: Lit fires in steam cutter.

3.40am: NRP Adamastor weighed and proceeded.

6.00am: Hands and lascars scrubbing deck and men painting on boat deck.

7.30am: Quarters. Clean guns.

9.15am: Hands painting ship.

5.00am: Evening quarters.

6.25pm: Darken ship.

7.45pm: Night defence stations.

7.50pm: Hoisted starboard whaler.

8.30pm: Rounds correct.

10.00am: Rounds correct.

10.50pm: Drew fires in steam cutter.


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18 April 1918

Port Amelia.

Lat -13.0, Long 40.5

3.30pm: Landed liberty men and football party.

6.00am: Same returned.


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19 April 1918

Port Amelia.

Lat -13.0, Long 40.5


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20 April 1918

Port Amelia.

Lat -13.0, Long 40.5

7.30pm: Landed concert party.

10.50pm: Same returned.


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21 April 1918

Port Amelia.

Lat -13.0, Long 40.5


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22 April 1918

Port Amelia.

Lat -13.0, Long 40.5

7.30am: SS Kintail arrived and anchored. OOG visited same.


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23 April 1918

Port Amelia.

Lat -13.0, Long 40.5

7.20am: HM collier Waltham arrived alongside. Commenced watering.

9.05am: SS Montrose arrived and anchored.

10.35am: HS Dongola arrived and anchored.

3.25pm: Waltham cast off to anchor.

11.45pm: HMS Challenger arrived and anchored.


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24 April 1918

Port Amelia.

Lat -13.0, Long 40.5

6.00am: Exercised “action stations” and “abandon ship”.

11.30am: Hoisted 2 and 4 lifeboats and rafts.

12.10pm: HS Dongola weighed and proceeded.


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25 April 1918

Port Amelia.

Lat -13.0, Long 40.5

9.35am: OS to 6” gun drill.

2.40pm: HMS Minerva arrived and anchored.

3.30pm: HMS Challenger weighed and proceeded.

4.50pm: SS Montrose weighed and proceeded.

7.12pm: Portuguese SS Mozambique arrived and anchored.


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26 April 1918

Port Amelia.

Lat -13.0, Long 40.5

In am: OS to maxim gun drill and ammunition class.

3.35pm: HMS Minerva put to sea.

8.10pm: SS Ingoma arrived and anchored.

9.40pm: Exercised “action stations”.


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27 April 1918

Port Amelia.

Lat -13.0, Long 40.5

3.55am: NRP Adamastor arrived and anchored.

6.40am: Same went alongside collier.

10.25am: SS Ingoma weighed and proceeded.

7.30pm: SS Mozambique put to sea.

8.37pm: SS Chow Tai arrived and anchored.


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28 April 1918

Port Amelia.

Lat -13.0, Long 40.5

7.45am: Portuguese gunboat (Chaimite) made fast alongside.

8.20am: HMHS Ebani arrived and anchored.

10.50am: NRP Adamastor left collier to anchor.

11.20pm: Chaimite cast off. SS Waltham weighed and proceeded.


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29 April 1918

Port Amelia.

Lat -13.0, Long 40.5

12.30am: Portuguese Cruiser Adamastor left.

6.00am: SS Chow Tai left.

6.35am: SS City of Madrid* arrived and anchored.

10.00am: SS Umtata arrived and anchored.

4.25pm: HS Ebani weighed and proceeded.

* The photo shows City of Madrid in Ellerman City Lines livery, but she doesn’t appear in any of their records that I can find.


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30 April 1918

Port Amelia and at sea.

Lat -12.0, Long 40.8

3.50am: Weighed and proceeded, Northerly courses.

4.55am: Maunhane Pt LH abeam 4.5 miles.

8.20am: Ibo LH N50W.

4.55pm: Tambuzi Pt abeam 6 miles.

9.15pm: C. Delgado Lt N34W

10.20pm: Same abeam West 8 miles.


LOGS FOR MAY 1918

(Lindi, Zanzibar, Victoria in the Seychelles and Bombay for dry dock)


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1 May 1918

At sea to Lindi and at sea for Zanzibar.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

2.30am: Passed SS Kintail Southbound.

8.54am: Anchored off Lindi harbour.

9.15am: HM Whalers Echo and Charon weighed and proceeded.

11.30am: HMS Rinaldo proceeded to inner anchorage.

12 noon: Charon and Echo returned.

4.30pm: SS Montrose sailed.

6.45pm: HMS Talbot arrived and anchored.

7.50pm: Weighed anchor and proceeded, Northerly courses.


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2 May 1918

At sea to Zanzibar.

Lat -7.1, Long 39.7 (approx, Lat 49 43E in log, clear error)

8.00am: Moresby Pt LH N31W(t)

8.55am: Same abeam 6 miles.

10.55am: HS Dongola passed 2 miles West.

1.55pm: Makatumbe LH N69W.

5.50pm: Chumbe LH abeam.

6.58pm: Anchored, Zanzibar.


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3 May 1918

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

5.20am: Weighed and proceeded alongside SS Hebburn. Commenced coaling.

5.50am: SS Cupid came in.

8.00am: HMW Salamander put to sea.

11.15am: WO (wireless) Miller (for passage to Zanzibar) left.

5.15pm: HMS Duplex left.

10.00am: Finished coaling for the night.


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4 May 1918

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

6.45am: HMS Minerva weighed and proceeded.

8.10am: HS Vita arrived and anchored.

11.05am: Finished coaling and cast off to anchor.

1.00am: HMHS Vita weighed anchor and proceeded to sea.

8.00am: One native fireman placed under guard.


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5 May 1918

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

1.00am: Interpreter discharged to shore.

3.45pm: SS Clan Mc*** arrived and anchored.

4.45pm: HMW Salamander arrived and anchored.


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6 May 1918


Zanzibar and at sea for Seychelles.

Lat -6.5, Long 39.7

6.05am: Weighed and proceeded, Easterly courses.


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7 May 1918

At sea.

Lat -6.2, Long 42.7

Courses South of East all day.


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8 May 1918

At sea.

Lat -6.5, Long 46.2

6.14pm: Pos. 6 30S, 46 54E.


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9 May 1918

At sea.

Lat -6.6, Long 49.4

In am: Searchlight overhauled and tested.

5.05pm: Exercised “collision” and “abandon ship” stations.


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10 May 1918

At sea.

Lat -6.5, Long 53.1

1.20pm: Marie Louise I. N21.5W(t).

11.59pm: Cast lead, 80 fathoms.


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11 May 1918

At sea to Port Victoria, Seychelles.

Lat -4.62, Long 55.48

5.50am: Land N30E.

9.35am: Capucine Pt abeam 3 miles.

1.03pm: Anchored, Port Victoria. Commenced coaling and watering.


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12 May 1918

Port Victoria.

Lat -4.62, Long 55.48

12.20pm: Finished coaling, coal lighters away.


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13 May 1918

Port Victoria and at sea for Bombay.

Lat -4.4, Long 55.5

9.20am: HE the Governor boarded. Perhaps this is the departing governor Sir Charles O’Brien.

9.57am: Weighed and proceeded.


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14 May 1918

At sea.

Lat -1.2, Long 57.5

3.00am: Handed patent log, removed waste from rotator and restreamed.


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15 May 1918

At sea.

Lat 2.1, Long 60.0

6.00am: Pos. 2 50N, 60 40E.


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16 May 1918

At sea.

Lat 5.2, Long 62.0

9.25am: Quarterly naval court martial returns read to ship's company.


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17 May 1918

At sea.

Lat 8.0, Long 63.5


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18 May 1918

At sea.

Lat 10.7, Long 65.8


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19 May 1918

At sea.

Lat 13.4, Long 68.2


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20 May 1918

At sea.

Lat 16.7, Long 70.0


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21 May 1918

At sea to Bombay.

Lat 18.9, Long 72.6

1.25pm: Starboard anchor accidentally let go, engines put full astern. Stopped and hove up.

2.30pm: Lines made fast to Northern Transport buoy.

5.30pm: Landed libertymen and patrol, one PO and two men.

8.00am: HMS Diana put to sea.


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22 May 1918

Bombay.

Lat 18.98, Long 72.86

(Note: Lunka is in Bombay until 3 October for an extensive refit, so there is not a great deal of action until then.)

6.35am: SS Kasara sailed.

8.15am: HMHS Egypt arrived and anchored.

11.50am: Ammunition lighter alongside (always the prelude to docking). Commenced discharging ammunition.

6.30pm: Discharge complete.


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23 May 1918

Bombay.

Lat 18.98, Long 72.86


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24 May 1918

Bombay.

Lat 18.98, Long 72.86

10.30am: Coal lighter alongside. Commenced to discharge coal.

6.15pm: Finished coal for the night.


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25 May 1918


Bombay.

Lat 18.98, Long 72.86

7.40am: Lighters for coal and condemned stores alongside. Commenced to discharge coal and stores.

10.15am: Coal discharge delayed by bad weather.

6.10pm: Finished with coal for the night.


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26 May 1918

Bombay.

Lat 18.98, Long 72.86

8.25am: Pilot Mr Millar (?) boarded. Slipped buoy.

9.25am: Took dock lines. Harbour master boarded.

9.37am: Entered dock, tugs in attendance.

10.18am: Secured in G berth, Prince's Dock.

Commenced discharging coal.

12.20pm: Landed confidential book safes.

9.00am: Finished discharging coal.


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27 May 1918

Bombay.

Lat 18.98, Long 72.86

8.30am: Hands shifting ballast to trim ship.

4.30pm: Finished shifting ballast.


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28 May 1918

Bombay.

Lat 18.98, Long 72.86

11.00am: Cleared lock and proceeded to anchorage. Anchored off Mazagon dock.

2.30pm: Sent all lifeboats and steam cutter ashore.

4.15pm: Ships company disembarked to Sailors Home.


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29 May 1918

Bombay.

Lat 18.98, Long 72.86

8.20am: Working party arrived.

10.15am: Two tugs in attendance, pilot boarded.

10.40am: Weighed anchor.

10.58am: Towing wire parted.

11.10am: Wire secure, proceeded with tugs towing.

11.50am: Passed wires and lines as requisite to buoy boats and dock head. Proceeded into P and O Ritchie dry dock.

1.00am: Lines secure in dock.

1.40pm: WP left ship for sailors home.

9.00am: Finished pumping out dock

3.20pm: Ship rested on chocks.


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30 May 1918

Bombay.

Lat 18.98, Long 72.86

8.00am: Commenced paying off native crew.

8.25am: Lowered both anchors into bottom of dock (for safety and survey).

9.00am: All native crew left ship.


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31 May 1918

Bombay.

Lat 18.98, Long 72.86

Native working party discharging stores.



LOGS FOR JUNE 1918

(Bombay for refit)


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1 June 1918

Bombay.

Lat 18.98, Long 72.86

Lascar wp on board collecting and returning ship’s gear. Wp from home collecting bedding.

(Each day’s page now contains little detail other than the arrival and departure of working parties, usually omitted here for clarity.)


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2 June 1918

Bombay.

Lat 18.98, Long 72.86


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3 June 1918

Bombay.

Lat 18.98, Long 72.86

7.40am. Eight BI lascars and one serang started work. Dockyard workers on board.


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4 June 1918

Bombay.

Lat 18.98, Long 72.86

9.00am: Hands discharging Gunner’s stores.

6.00am: Motor arrived for mess traps.

Coolies on board cleaning stokehold.


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5 June 1918

Bombay.

Lat 18.98, Long 72.86

1.30pm: Lascars employed returning wires etc. to store, also saloon gear.

8.00am: Boiler cleaners at work.

8.45pm: PO Broomfield went rounds.


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6 June 1918

Bombay.

Lat 18.98, Long 72.86

4.00am: Bolier cleaners finished.

12.15pm: SNO (Senior Naval Officer) and BI Co. officials arrived on board.

(Before and after her war service, Lunka was operated by the British India Steam Navigation Co, a subsidiary of P and O.)

1.37pm: SNO and company officials left ship.


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7 June 1918

Bombay.

Lat 18.98, Long 72.86

7.15am: Lascar wp commenced clearing up decks and putting furniture into store.

8.00am: Commenced putting large hawsers in shore stores.


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8 June 1918

Bombay.

Lat 18.98, Long 72.86

Refitting. (The boiler cleaners work at night, perhaps because it is cooler).


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9 June 1918

Bombay.

Lat 18.98, Long 72.86

9.00am: Coolies chipping bunkers.


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10 June 1918

Bombay.

Lat 18.98, Long 72.86

Refitting. (Much detail of the work on this page, but in excruciating writing. Keen researchers may care to try and decipher it.)


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11 June 1918

Bombay.

Lat 18.98, Long 72.86

Refitting, 25 men chipping in the chain lockers and coolies in the stokehold.


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12 June 1918

Bombay.

Lat 18.98, Long 72.86

Refitting.


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13 June 1918

Bombay.

Lat 18.98, Long 72.86

Refitting.


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14 June 1918

Bombay.

Lat 18.98, Long 72.86

Refitting continues day and night, with carpenter’s electricians and caulkers at work, men in the wireless room and the dirty squad in the boilers and stokehold.


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15 June 1918

Bombay.

Lat 18.98, Long 72.86

10.00am: Paymaster payed half monthly money and expenses to officers and men.


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16 June 1918

Bombay.

Lat 18.98, Long 72.86

Refitting.


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17 June 1918

Bombay.

Lat 18.98, Long 72.86

Refitting.


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18 June 1918

Bombay.

Lat 18.98, Long 72.86

Refitting round the clock.


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19 June 1918

Bombay.

Lat 18.98, Long 72.86

Refitting.


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20 June 1918

Bombay.

Lat 18.98, Long 72.86

Refitting.


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21 June 1918

Bombay.

Lat 18.98, Long 72.86

Refitting.


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22 June 1918

Bombay.

Lat 18.98, Long 72.86

Refitting.


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23 June 1918

Bombay.

Lat 18.98, Long 72.86

Refitting.

Attached note from 30 December 1918 recording prop shaft revolutions.


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24 June 1918

Bombay.

Lat 18.98, Long 72.86

Refitting.

4.30pm: Tried steering gear.


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25 June 1918

Bombay.

Lat 18.98, Long 72.86

9.00am: Commenced flooding dock.

10.00am: Dock flooded and ship afloat.

10.50am: Commenced undocking.

11.35am: Entered basin, cast off tugs.

12.30pm: All fast at G berth.

In pm: Dockyard men at work.


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26 June 1918

Bombay.

Lat 18.98, Long 72.86

Refitting continues.

3.45pm: Dockyard men rig fire hoses from jetty to ship.

4.25pm: Two rafts taken to Mazagon boat house for repairs.


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27 June 1918

Bombay.

Lat 18.98, Long 72.86

Refitting continues.


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28 June 1918

Bombay.

Lat 18.98, Long 72.86

Refitting continues.


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29 June 1918

Bombay.

Lat 18.98, Long 72.86

10.00am: One raft and dinghy taken for repairs.

Refitting continues.


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30 June 1918

Bombay.

Lat 18.98, Long 72.86

Bilge cleaners at work.


LOGS FOR JULY 1918

(Bombay for refit)


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1 July 1918

Bombay.

Lat 18.98, Long 72.86

4.00am: Workmen leave ship.

4.30am: Rounds correct.

7.00am: Lascars turn to for the day.

8.00am: Dockyard men resume work.

2.00am: Dockyard men resume work.

5.00am: Lascars finished for the day.

6.00am: Caulkers finished for the day.

7.00am: Carpenters finished for the day.

7.30pm: Rounds correct.

8.00am: Boiler cleaners resumed work.

11.59pm: Rounds correct.

(A typical refit day)


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2 July 1918

Bombay.

Lat 18.98, Long 72.86

Refit continues.


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3 July 1918

Bombay.

Lat 18.98, Long 72.86

Refit continues.


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4 July 1918

Bombay.

Lat 18.98, Long 72.86

Refit continues.

4.00am: Received 10 gallons of tar from Mazagon dock. Lower boom taken to same.


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5 July 1918

Bombay.

Lat 18.98, Long 72.86

Refit continues.

In am: Ordnance party start on guns.


4caf87f7cadfd3419701d88a: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM_53-47472/ADM 53-47472-052_1.jpg)


6 July 1918

Bombay.

Lat 18.98, Long 72.86

Refit continues.


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7 July 1918

Bombay.

Lat 18.98, Long 72.86

Refit continues.


4caf87f8cadfd3419701d88c: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM_53-47472/ADM 53-47472-053_1.jpg)


8 July 1918

Bombay.

Lat 18.98, Long 72.86

Refit continues.


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9 July 1918

Bombay.

Lat 18.98, Long 72.86

Refit continues.


4caf87f8cadfd3419701d88e: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM_53-47472/ADM 53-47472-054_1.jpg)


10 July 1918

Bombay.

Lat 18.98, Long 72.86

Refit continues.


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11 July 1918

Bombay.

Lat 18.98, Long 72.86

Refit continues.


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12 July 1918

Bombay.

Lat 18.98, Long 72.86

Refit continues.

Army ordnance party carry on with guns.

Mushroom head and vent taken to ordnance depot.

Boats’ davits arrived.


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13 July 1918

Bombay.

Lat 18.98, Long 72.86

Refit continues.


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14 July 1918

Bombay.

Lat 18.98, Long 72.86

Refit continues.


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15 July 1918

Bombay.

Lat 18.98, Long 72.86

Refit continues.

12 noon: Fire gear correct.

2.00am: Fire hydrant missing, reported to First Lt.

4.00am: Hydrant returned by native.

7.00am: Rounds correct, fire gear ready for use.

(The constant checking of fire gear and exercising of fire stations is never more important than in dry dock, with dockyard mateys in every part of the ship smoking and using blowlamps, while wood shavings litter every corner. First lieutenants have nightmares about refitting.)


4caf87f8cadfd3419701d894: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM_53-47472/ADM 53-47472-057_1.jpg)


16 July 1918

Bombay.

Lat 18.98, Long 72.86

Refit continues.


4caf87f8cadfd3419701d895: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM_53-47472/ADM 53-47472-058_0.jpg)


17 July 1918

Bombay.

Lat 18.98, Long 72.86

Refit continues.


4caf87f8cadfd3419701d896: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM_53-47472/ADM 53-47472-058_1.jpg)


18 July 1918

Bombay.

Lat 18.98, Long 72.86

Refit continues.


4caf87f8cadfd3419701d897: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM_53-47472/ADM 53-47472-059_0.jpg)


19 July 1918

Bombay.

Lat 18.98, Long 72.86

Refit continues.


4caf87f8cadfd3419701d898: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM_53-47472/ADM 53-47472-059_1.jpg)


20 July 1918

Bombay.

Lat 18.98, Long 72.86

Refit continues.


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A shaft revolution report dated November 1918.


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21 July 1918

Bombay.

Lat 18.98, Long 72.86

Refit continues.


4caf87f8cadfd3419701d89e: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM_53-47472/ADM 53-47472-062_1.jpg)


22 July 1918

Bombay.

Lat 18.98, Long 72.86

Refit continues.


4caf87f8cadfd3419701d89f: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM_53-47472/ADM 53-47472-063_0.jpg)


23 July 1918

Bombay.

Lat 18.98, Long 72.86

Refit continues.


4caf87f8cadfd3419701d8a0: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM_53-47472/ADM 53-47472-063_1.jpg)


24 July 1918

Bombay.

Lat 18.98, Long 72.86

Refit continues.


4caf87f8cadfd3419701d8a1: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM_53-47472/ADM 53-47472-064_0.jpg)


25 July 1918

Bombay.

Lat 18.98, Long 72.86

Refit continues.


4caf87f8cadfd3419701d8a2: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM_53-47472/ADM 53-47472-064_1.jpg)


26 July 1918

Bombay.

Lat 18.98, Long 72.86

Refit continues.


4caf87f8cadfd3419701d8a3: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM_53-47472/ADM 53-47472-065_0.jpg)


27 July 1918

Bombay.

Lat 18.98, Long 72.86

Refit continues.


4caf87f8cadfd3419701d8a4: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM_53-47472/ADM 53-47472-065_1.jpg)


28 July 1918

Bombay.

Lat 18.98, Long 72.86

Refit continues.


4caf87f8cadfd3419701d8a5: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM_53-47472/ADM 53-47472-066_0.jpg)


29 July 1918

Bombay.

Lat 18.98, Long 72.86

Refit continues.

Draught 11’ 5” for’d, 15’ 4” aft.


4caf87f8cadfd3419701d8a6: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM_53-47472/ADM 53-47472-066_1.jpg)


30 July 1918

Bombay.

Lat 18.98, Long 72.86

Refit continues.

Wp from sailors home onboard.

3.00am: HMS Dufferin*, left dock.

* A RIM troopship, 1904, 7,457 tons, sold 1955.


4caf87f8cadfd3419701d8a7: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM_53-47472/ADM 53-47472-067_0.jpg)


31 July 1918

Bombay.

Lat 18.98, Long 72.86

8.20am: RIMS Satrunji entered drydock.



LOGS FOR AUGUST 1918

(Bombay for refit)


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1 August 1918

Bombay.

Lat 18.98, Long 72.86

4.00am: Rounds correct.

8.00am: Lascars and dockyard refitters resumed work.

12 noon: Fire gear correct.

1.0 to 2.00am: Workmen at dinner.

5.00am: Lascars finished.

8.00am: All workmen left for the day.

11.59pm: Rounds correct.


4caf87f8cadfd3419701d8a9: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM_53-47472/ADM 53-47472-068_0.jpg)


2 August 1918

Bombay.

Lat 18.98, Long 72.86

Refit continues.


4caf87f8cadfd3419701d8aa: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM_53-47472/ADM 53-47472-068_1.jpg)


3 August 1918

Bombay.

Lat 18.98, Long 72.86

8.00am: Lascars reeving signal halyards and stowing 4” hawsers down forehatch.

7.00am: SS Dwarka* made fast in F berth.

* The first of three B.I.S.N. Co ships of this name, 1894, 1.650 tons, scrapped in 1920 and probably the ship in the photo link.


4caf87f8cadfd3419701d8ab: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM_53-47472/ADM 53-47472-069_0.jpg)


4 August 1918

Bombay.

Lat 18.98, Long 72.86

Refit continues.

8.00am: SS Dwarka entered drydock.


4caf87f8cadfd3419701d8ac: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM_53-47472/ADM 53-47472-069_1.jpg)


5 August 1918

Bombay.

Lat 18.98, Long 72.86

Refit continues.


4caf87f8cadfd3419701d8ad: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM_53-47472/ADM 53-47472-070_0.jpg)


6 August 1918

Bombay.

Lat 18.98, Long 72.86

Refit continues.

7.00am: RIM Lascars joined ship.


4caf87f8cadfd3419701d8ae: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM_53-47472/ADM 53-47472-070_1.jpg)


7 August 1918

Bombay.

Lat 18.98, Long 72.86

Refit continues, day and night shifts.


4caf87f8cadfd3419701d8af: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM_53-47472/ADM 53-47472-071_0.jpg)


8 August 1918

Bombay.

Lat 18.98, Long 72.86

Refit continues.


4caf87f8cadfd3419701d8b0: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM_53-47472/ADM 53-47472-071_1.jpg)


9 August 1918

Bombay.

Lat 18.98, Long 72.86

Refit continues.


4caf87f8cadfd3419701d8b1: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM_53-47472/ADM 53-47472-072_0.jpg)


10 August 1918

Bombay.

Lat 18.98, Long 72.86

Refit continues.


4caf87f8cadfd3419701d8b2: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM_53-47472/ADM 53-47472-072_1.jpg)


11 August 1918

Bombay.

Lat 18.98, Long 72.86

Refit continues, day and night shifts.


4caf87f8cadfd3419701d8b3: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM_53-47472/ADM 53-47472-073_0.jpg)


12 August 1918

Bombay.

Lat 18.98, Long 72.86

Refit continues, day and night shifts.


4caf87f8cadfd3419701d8b4: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM_53-47472/ADM 53-47472-073_1.jpg)


13 August 1918

Bombay.

Lat 18.98, Long 72.86

Refit continues, day and night shifts.

7.30am: Lascars, firemen and wardroom crew signed on and received maintenance.


4caf87f8cadfd3419701d8b5: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM_53-47472/ADM 53-47472-074_0.jpg)


14 August 1918

Bombay.

Lat 18.98, Long 72.86

Refit continues, day and night shifts.


4caf87f8cadfd3419701d8b6: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM_53-47472/ADM 53-47472-074_1.jpg)


15 August 1918

Bombay.

Lat 18.98, Long 72.86

Refit continues, day and night shifts.

10.0 am: Salary to date paid to crew.


4caf87f8cadfd3419701d8b7: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM_53-47472/ADM 53-47472-075_0.jpg)


16 August 1918

Bombay.

Lat 18.98, Long 72.86

Refit continues, day and night shifts.


4caf87f8cadfd3419701d8b8: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM_53-47472/ADM 53-47472-075_1.jpg)


17 August 1918

Bombay.

Lat 18.98, Long 72.86

Refit continues, day and night shifts.

3.45pm: Police onboard with two firemen stealing boats.


4caf87f8cadfd3419701d8b9: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM_53-47472/ADM 53-47472-076_0.jpg)


18 August 1918

Bombay.

Lat 18.98, Long 72.86

Refit continues.

9.45am: Police boarded with two firemen.

11.50am: Police and two firemen left the ship with the officer of the day.


4caf87f8cadfd3419701d8ba: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM_53-47472/ADM 53-47472-076_1.jpg)


19 August 1918

Bombay.

Lat 18.98, Long 72.86

Refit continues.

Draught before taking in magazine tanks, 11’ 6” for’d, 15’ 9” aft.


4caf87f8cadfd3419701d8bb: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM_53-47472/ADM 53-47472-077_0.jpg)


20 August 1918

Bombay.

Lat 18.98, Long 72.86

Refit continues.


4caf87f8cadfd3419701d8bc: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM_53-47472/ADM 53-47472-077_1.jpg)


21 August 1918

Bombay.

Lat 18.98, Long 72.86

Refit continues.


4caf87f8cadfd3419701d8bd: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM_53-47472/ADM 53-47472-078_0.jpg)


22 August 1918

Bombay.

Lat 18.98, Long 72.86

Refit continues.


4caf87f8cadfd3419701d8be: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM_53-47472/ADM 53-47472-078_1.jpg)


23 August 1918

Bombay.

Lat 18.98, Long 72.86

8.30am: Ship left G Berth for the big (30 ton) crane.

9.15am: Ship alongside under the big crane for lifting in tanks.

2.10pm: Lifted for’d magazine tank aboard.


4caf87f8cadfd3419701d8bf: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM_53-47472/ADM 53-47472-079_0.jpg)


24 August 1918

Bombay.

Lat 18.98, Long 72.86

Refit continues.


4caf87f8cadfd3419701d8c0: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM_53-47472/ADM 53-47472-079_1.jpg)


25 August 1918

Bombay.

Lat 18.98, Long 72.86

8.30am: Coal lighter alongside.


4caf87f8cadfd3419701d8c1: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM_53-47472/ADM 53-47472-080_0.jpg)


26 August 1918

Bombay.

Lat 18.98, Long 72.86

Refit continues.

4.00am: Cables alongside.


4caf87f8cadfd3419701d8c2: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM_53-47472/ADM 53-47472-080_1.jpg)


27 August 1918

Bombay.

Lat 18.98, Long 72.86

6.00am: Pilot on board and tugs came alongside.

6.40pm: Cast off and shifted to jetty.


4caf87f8cadfd3419701d8c7: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM_53-47472/ADM 53-47472-083_0.jpg)


28 August 1918

Bombay.

Lat 18.98, Long 72.86

Refit continues.


4caf87f8cadfd3419701d8c8: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM_53-47472/ADM 53-47472-083_1.jpg)


29 August 1918

Bombay.

Lat 18.98, Long 72.86

Refit continues.

Received three lifeboats and one whaler from Mazagon docks.


4caf87f8cadfd3419701d8c9: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM_53-47472/ADM 53-47472-084_0.jpg)


30 August 1918

Bombay.

Lat 18.98, Long 72.86

Refit continues.

Shifted to No 16 berth, Victoria dock.


4caf87f8cadfd3419701d8ca: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM_53-47472/ADM 53-47472-084_1.jpg)


31 August 1918

Bombay.

Lat 18.98, Long 72.86

Refit continues, day and night shifts.



LOGS FOR SEPTEMBER 1918

(Bombay for refit)


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1 September 1918

Bombay.

Lat 18.98, Long 72.86

1.00am: Rounds correct.

2.00am: All workmen left ship.

3.00am: Rounds correct.

8.00am: Workmen resumed work.

2.45pm: Sailmakers finished for the day.

3.00am: Caulkers finished for the day.

8.00am: Dockyard men finished. Night gang started.


4caf87f8cadfd3419701d8cc: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM_53-47472/ADM 53-47472-085_1.jpg)


2 September 1918

Bombay.

Lat 18.98, Long 72.86

In am: Paymaster came aboard and paid half monthly money.


4caf87f8cadfd3419701d8cd: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM_53-47472/ADM 53-47472-086_0.jpg)


3 September 1918

Bombay.

Lat 18.98, Long 72.86

Refit continues. Carpenters, painters and sailmakers at work. Lascars hoisted in two lifeboats, saloon boys cleaning cabins.


4caf87f8cadfd3419701d8ce: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM_53-47472/ADM 53-47472-086_1.jpg)


4 September 1918

Bombay.

Lat 18.98, Long 72.86

Refit continues.


4caf87f8cadfd3419701d8cf: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM_53-47472/ADM 53-47472-087_0.jpg)


5 September 1918

Bombay.

Lat 18.98, Long 72.86

Refit continues. Lascars sweeping decks, Goanese cleaning out saloon and cabins.


4caf87f8cadfd3419701d8d0: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM_53-47472/ADM 53-47472-087_1.jpg)


6 September 1918

Bombay.

Lat 18.98, Long 72.86

Refit continues.


4caf87f8cadfd3419701d8d1: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM_53-47472/ADM 53-47472-088_0.jpg)


7 September 1918

Bombay.

Lat 18.98, Long 72.86

Refit continues.


4caf87f8cadfd3419701d8d2: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM_53-47472/ADM 53-47472-088_1.jpg)


8 September 1918

Bombay.

Lat 18.98, Long 72.86

Refit continues.


4caf87f8cadfd3419701d8d3: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM_53-47472/ADM 53-47472-089_0.jpg)


9 September 1918

Bombay.

Lat 18.98, Long 72.86

Refit continues.


4caf87f8cadfd3419701d8d4: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM_53-47472/ADM 53-47472-089_1.jpg)


10 September 1918

Bombay.

Lat 18.98, Long 72.86

Refit continues.


4caf87f8cadfd3419701d8d5: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM_53-47472/ADM 53-47472-090_0.jpg)


11 September 1918

Bombay.

Lat 18.98, Long 72.86

Refit continues.

Mr Duncan WTO (or more probably WO Tel.) discharged to hospital.


4caf87f8cadfd3419701d8d6: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM_53-47472/ADM 53-47472-090_1.jpg)


12 September 1918

Bombay.

Lat 18.98, Long 72.86

Refit continues. Wp refitting boat gear and restowing store rooms. Received 23 tons of fresh water.


4caf87f8cadfd3419701d8d7: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM_53-47472/ADM 53-47472-091_0.jpg)


13 September 1918

Bombay.

Lat 18.98, Long 72.86

Refit continues.


4caf87f8cadfd3419701d8d8: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM_53-47472/ADM 53-47472-091_1.jpg)


14 September 1918

Bombay.

Lat 18.98, Long 72.86

Refit continues.


4caf87f8cadfd3419701d8d9: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM_53-47472/ADM 53-47472-092_0.jpg)


15 September 1918

Bombay.

Lat 18.98, Long 72.86

Refit continues.

In am: Ship’s company arrived at Bombay from Deolali camp (in use at this time as a rest camp).

AB Hutchings discharged to hospital.


4caf87f8cadfd3419701d8da: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM_53-47472/ADM 53-47472-092_1.jpg)


16 September 1918

Bombay.

Lat 18.98, Long 72.86

Refit continues.

8.45am: Working party arrived from sailors home and employed reeling up wire hawsers and preparing ship for fumigation.


4caf87f8cadfd3419701d8db: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM_53-47472/ADM 53-47472-093_0.jpg)


17 September 1918

Bombay.

Lat 18.98, Long 72.86

Refit continues.

Sounding boom arrived. Port whaler moored astern.


4caf87f8cadfd3419701d8dc: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM_53-47472/ADM 53-47472-093_1.jpg)


18 September 1918

Bombay.

Lat 18.98, Long 72.86

7.00am: Fumigation boat alongside.

Fumigation in progress in afternoon and evening.


4caf87f8cadfd3419701d8dd: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM_53-47472/ADM 53-47472-094_0.jpg)


19 September 1918

Bombay.

Lat 18.98, Long 72.86

Refit and fumigation continues.

11.10am: Steward’s stores and mess utensils arrived.

5.00am: Opened No 1 hold and commenced watering boilers.


4caf87f8cadfd3419701d8de: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM_53-47472/ADM 53-47472-094_1.jpg)


20 September 1918

Bombay.

Lat 18.98, Long 72.86

Refit continues. Hands taking in stores and coaling.


4caf87f8cadfd3419701d8df: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM_53-47472/ADM 53-47472-095_0.jpg)


21 September 1918

Bombay.

Lat 18.98, Long 72.86

Refit continues. Hands taking in stores. Lascars cleaning fore peak tank.


4caf87f8cadfd3419701d8e0: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM_53-47472/ADM 53-47472-095_1.jpg)


22 September 1918

Bombay.

Lat 18.98, Long 72.86

Refit continues.

In am: Lascars to sailors home for medical examination.

Hands shifting kentles from No 1 hold to No 2. (Kentle, more commonly kentledge, pig iron ballast)


4caf87f8cadfd3419701d8e1: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM_53-47472/ADM 53-47472-096_0.jpg)


23 September 1918

Bombay.

Lat 18.98, Long 72.86

Refit continues. Taking in stores, coaling and watering.


4caf87f8cadfd3419701d8e2: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM_53-47472/ADM 53-47472-096_1.jpg)


24 September 1918

Bombay.

Lat 18.98, Long 72.86

7.00am: Cast off pier and made fast alongside HMS Orissa.

9.25am: Cast off and entered Merewether (Merryweather in log) dry dock.

In pm: Dockyard men cleaning ship’s bottom.


4caf87f8cadfd3419701d8e3: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM_53-47472/ADM 53-47472-097_0.jpg)


25 September 1918

Bombay.

Lat 18.98, Long 72.86

6.00am. Started to fill dock.

7.15am: Ship floated.

8.15am: Two tugs in attendance and left dock to berth.

Refit continues. Ammunition lighter alongside.


4caf87f8cadfd3419701d8e4: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM_53-47472/ADM 53-47472-097_1.jpg)


26 September 1918

Bombay.

Lat 18.98, Long 72.86

Refit continues.

In am: Hands employed taking in ammunition. Native crew signing on.

In pm: Native crew to shipping office.

Wardroom spirits arrived.

Boiler boys working through the night.


4caf87f8cadfd3419701d8e5: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM_53-47472/ADM 53-47472-098_0.jpg)


27 September 1918

Bombay.

Lat 18.98, Long 72.86

Refit continues.

9.30am: Ship’s company rejoined ship.

Embarked 10 cases of helmets for Simonstown.

Engineer’s stores came on board.

Took on oil and water.


4caf87f8cadfd3419701d8e6: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM_53-47472/ADM 53-47472-098_1.jpg)


28 September 1918

Bombay.

Lat 18.98, Long 72.86

2.08pm: Left jetty to anchor in the harbour.


4caf87f8cadfd3419701d8e7: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM_53-47472/ADM 53-47472-099_0.jpg)


29 September 1918

Bombay.

Lat 18.98, Long 72.86

10.50am: Weighed and proceeded.

11.10am: Passed Sunk LH.

11.17am: Prong’s LH abeam

12 noon: Turned vessel to return to harbour.

12.49pm: Anchored.

5.00am: Landed libertymen and shore workmen.


4caf87f8cadfd3419701d8e8: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM_53-47472/ADM 53-47472-099_1.jpg)


30 September 1918

Bombay.

Lat 18.98, Long 72.86

Dockyard men working aboard.



LOGS FOR OCTOBER 1918

(Bombay, Victoria in Seychelles, Dar-es-salaam and Zanzibar)


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1 October 1918

Bombay.

Lat 18.98, Long 72.86

1.30am: Rounds correct.

3.00am: Rounds correct.

6.00am: Lascars holystoning saloon deck. Hands scrubbing decks aft.

7.00am: Liberty men returned.

8.30am: Dockyard party left ship.

8.40am: Ship’s steam boat arrived from dockyard.

9.15am: Shore workmen arrived.

10.45am: Water boat alongside.

11.00am: HMS Lhasa* arrived and anchored.

12.45pm: New firemen arrived.

1.20pm: Dockyard wp returned.

2.35pm: Hands getting stores.

3.15pm: Stores finished.

4.30pm: Landed liberty men.

6.20pm: Paint arrived.

8.30pm: Dockyard workmen landed.

9.00am: Rounds correct.

11.59pm: Rounds correct.

* Like the Lunka, a hostilities only HMS.


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2 October 1918

Bombay.

Lat 18.98, Long 72.86

9.30pm: Received three rafts on board.


4caf87f8cadfd3419701d8eb: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM_53-47472/ADM 53-47472-101_0.jpg)


3 October 1918

Bombay and at sea for the Seychelles.

Lat 18.9, Long 72.6

10.08am: Weighed and proceeded.

10.30am: Prongs LH abeam 1.75 miles.

11.05am: Passed SS Bahadur inbound.

12.50pm: Sighted LV N46W(t). A/c for same.

1.38pm: LV abeam 0.25 miles. A/c West, later S44W(t).


4caf87f8cadfd3419701d8ec: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM_53-47472/ADM 53-47472-101_1.jpg)


4 October 1918

At sea.

Lat 16.2, Long 69.6

8.00am: Pos. 16 57N, 70 05E.

5.10pm: Exercised “fire”, “collision” and “abandon ship” stations.

8.00am: Pos. 15 00N, 68 50E.


4caf87f8cadfd3419701d8ed: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM_53-47472/ADM 53-47472-102_0.jpg)


5 October 1918

At sea.

Lat 12.7, Long 67.1

8.00am: Pos. 13 16N, 67 31E.

8.00am: Pos. 11 30N, 66 15E.


4caf87f8cadfd3419701d8ee: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM_53-47472/ADM 53-47472-102_1.jpg)


6 October 1918

At sea.

Lat 9.1, Long 64.6

8.00am: Pos. 9 43N, 65 00E.

8.00am: Pos. 7 52N, 63 44E.


4caf87f8cadfd3419701d8ef: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM_53-47472/ADM 53-47472-103_0.jpg)


7 October 1918

At sea.

Lat 5.4, Long 61.9

1.30am: Received Mauritius time signal.

8.00am: Pos. 6 04N, 62 21.5E.

8.00am: Pos. 4 15N, 61 08E.


4caf87f8cadfd3419701d8f0: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM_53-47472/ADM 53-47472-103_1.jpg)


8 October 1918

At sea

Lat 1.8, Long 59.6


4caf87f8cadfd3419701d8f1: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM_53-47472/ADM 53-47472-104_0.jpg)


9 October 1918

At sea

Lat -1.7, Long 57.4

8.00am: Pos. 1 09S, 57 50.5E.

8.00am: Pos. 2 45S, 56 31E.


4caf87f8cadfd3419701d8f2: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM_53-47472/ADM 53-47472-104_1.jpg)


10 October 1918

At sea to the Seychelles.

Lat -4.62, Long 55.48

2.50am: Denis I. LH: S31.5W(t).

4.07am: Denis I. LH abeam 7 miles.

7.15am: Mamelle I. LH S5E(t).

8.55am: Mamelle I. abeam.

10.00am: Anchored.

12.30pm: Water lighter alongside.

1.45pm: Cricket party left ship


4caf87f8cadfd3419701d8f3: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM_53-47472/ADM 53-47472-105_0.jpg)


11 October 1918

Port Victoria.

Lat -4.62, Long 55.48

6.30am: Coaling from lighters.

7.30am: Finished coaling for the night.


4caf87f8cadfd3419701d8f4: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM_53-47472/ADM 53-47472-105_1.jpg)


12 October 1918

Port Victoria and at sea for Zanzibar.

Lat -4.62, Long 55.48

6.30am: Coaling from lighters.

10.45am: One sergeant, AS Corps, joined for passage to Zanzibar.

11.15am: Finished coaling and watering, lighters cast off.

2.00am: Weighed and proceeded.

3.40pm: Capucin LH abeam.


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13 October 1918

At sea.

Lat -6.3, Long 52.2

6.28am: Marie Louise I. N38.5W(t).

7.10am: Isle des Noeufs (Desnoeufs) N36.5W(t)


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14 October 1918

At sea

Lat -6.5, Long 47.5

5.00am: Evening quarters. Seamen to rifle drill. Firemen and lascars to boat drill.


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15 October 1918

At sea.

Lat -6.6, Long 42.8

In pm: Hands painting guns and rigging screws.


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16 October 1918

At sea to Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

6.00am: Zanzibar I. N71W(t).

8.50am: Makatumbe LH abeam 1 mile.

9.52am: Anchored, off Dar-es-salaam.

Discharged stores for D-E-S to Stork.

12.47pm: Weighed and proceeded to anchor in inner harbour.

One sergeant for passage disembarked.


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17 October 1918

Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

6.45am: HMS Thistle shifted anchorage.

7.15am: SS Salamis arrived and anchored.

8.00am: SS Montrose arrived and anchored.

12.55pm: Thistle weighed and proceeded.

1.05pm: HMW Styx arrived and anchored.

1.50pm: SS Hong Moh sailed.

3.15pm: HMW Fly arrived and anchored.


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18 October 1918

Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

9.40am: HM Whaler Fly weighed and proceeded.

1.45pm: HMT Montrose weighed and proceeded.


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19 October 1918

Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

3.20pm: HMW Styx arrived and anchored.

4.40pm: HMW Fly arrived and anchored.

4.50pm: Styx left.


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20 October 1918

Dar es Salaam to Zanzibar.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

10.10am: HS Gascon arrived and secured to buoy.

10.25am: SS Palamcotta arrived and anchored.

11.20am: Weighed anchor and proceeded.

1.06pm: Pungume LH abeam 3 miles.

2.50pm: Anchored, Zanzibar.

3.00am: One ERA on board from HMS Challenger.

3.25pm: Discharged same to TS Ingoma.

4.05pm: Ingoma put to sea.

9.05pm: SS Yaras Lave (?) arrived and anchored.


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21 October 1918

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

4.55am: HMS Challenger weighed and proceeded.

8.35am: Commenced coaling from lighters.

Boats beached for cleaning.

2.20pm: HMW Pickle arrived and anchored.

Coaling throughout.


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22 October 1918

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

7.05am: SS Salamis arrived and anchored.

8.35am. SS Montrose passed.

11.00am: Ten cases transhipped to SS Kamsu.

12 noon: Finished coaling.

6.50pm: Kamsu weighed and proceeded.


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23 October 1918

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

8.05am: HS Gascon arrived and anchored.

10.40am: Gascon left.

10.50am: SS Palamcotta arrived and anchored.

4.00am: SS Hymettus arrived and anchored.

6.15pm: Palamcotta left.


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24 October 1918

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

8.00am: Heavy rain throughout watch (interrupting the painting of the ship’s side, which the First Lt has required three weeks after a three month docking!)

11.45am: An unnamed hospital ship (probably Ebani) arrives and anchors.

2.00am: Ss Salamis weighed and proceeded.

3.00am: HMW Fly arrived and anchored.

3.15pm: SS Tuna arrived and anchored.

4.00am: Two ratings joined, one stoker RN for Clarion (possibly meant to be Charon), one private RMLI for HMS Challenger.


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25 October 1918

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

5.30am: SS Hymettus weighed and proceeded.

6.00am: HS Ebani weighed and proceeded.

2.50pm: HMW Prattler arrived and anchored.

3.00am: SS Tuna left.

3.10pm: SS Khalifa arrived and anchored.

7.07pm: HMS Minerva arrived and anchored.

3.30pm: SS Golden Crown arrived and went alongside SS Jaros Lave (?).


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26 October 1918

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

7.18am: SS Stanley Hall arrived and anchored.

7.30am: HM Whaler Prattler left.

8.15am: SS Cupid left.

10.10am: HMW Pickle weighed and proceeded.

2.10pm: Cupid returned.

6.30pm: SS Waltham arrived and anchored.


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27 October 1918

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

6.45am: SS Waltham weighed and went alongside SS Claveresk. (A Doxford’s turret deck ship).

4.15pm: SS Stanley Hall* weighed to go alongside HMS Minerva.

* Ellerman’s Hall Line, 1894, 4,104 tons, scrapped in 1928.


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28 October 1918

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

8.10am: SS Golden Crown weighed and proceeded.

10.40am: SS Stanley Hall cast off from HMS Minerva to anchor.

5.00am: One Stoker RN and one Pte RLMI discharged to Minerva.


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29 October 1918

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

5.15am: SS Cupid sailed.

6.30am: TS Ingoma arrived and anchored.

8.15am: Received six tons of ice.

Discharged buoys and sinkers to dockyard.

3.30pm: Received flour and vegetables.

4.00am: SS Montrose arrived and anchored.

6.00am: Received 40 tons of water.

9.30pm: Two seedie boys, deck ratings, joined ship.


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30 October 1918

Zanzibar and at sea.

Lat -6.5, Long 39.3

4.45am: SS Ingoma weighed and proceeded.

7.15am: HS Ebani arrived and anchored.

7.45am: SS Waltham Hall weighed and proceeded. (Not sure whether this is supposed to be SS Waltham or SS Stanley Hall! The logkeeper may be hedging his bets)

9.21am: Weighed, turned and proceeded.

11.41am: Pungume LH abeam 4.1 miles.

6.25pm: Moresby Pt LH S11E(t).


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31 October 1918

This link is broken, so information for this date is not available.

At sea.

Lat -10.0, Long 40.0 (approx)



LOGS FOR NOVEMBER 1918

(Port Amelia, Lindi, PA, Zanzibar and Dar-es-salaam)


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1 November 1918

At sea to Port Amelia.

Lat -13.0, Long 40.5

1.55am: Ibo LH abeam 9 miles.

5.00am: Maunhane LH S71W(t)

5.52am: Dropped target for firing practice with 6” and 4.7” guns.

7.12am: Picked up target and proceeded for Port Amelia.

10.05am: Anchored, Port Amelia.

5.00am: Seining party to shore. ( A useful and popular job, laying out a seine net with the boats and then hauling the net ashore, just as the local fishermen do. They do this often in the next few days.)


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2 November 1918

Port Amelia.

Lat -13.0, Long 40.5

4.00am: Landed libertymen and football party.


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3 November 1918

Port Amelia.

Lat -13.0, Long 40.5

In am: One seedy boy joined for passage to HMS Minerva.


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4 November 1918

Port Amelia.

Lat -13.0, Long 40.5

In pm: Ship’s position frequently checked.

5.24pm: Weighed and shifted berth.


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5 November 1918

Port Amelia.

Lat -13.0, Long 40.5

4.30pm: Weighed and shifted berth.

4.55pm: Portuguese SS Manica arrived and anchored.


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6 November 1918

Port Amelia.

Lat -13.0, Long 40.5

12.25pm: SS Manica weighed and proceeded.


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7 November 1918

Port Amelia.

Lat -13.0, Long 40.5

9.30am: Exercised “away all boats”.

2.00am: Landed cricket party.

5.30pm: SS Voronej arrived and anchored. (Clearly written but probably Voronezh.)


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8 November 1918

Port Amelia.

Lat -13.0, Long 40.5

6.00am: Exercised “abandon ship”. (More commonly “abandon ship stations” where everybody musters at their boat, but this exercise is the full routine.)

6.40am: Boats return to ship.

7.25am: SS Montrose arrived and anchored.

5.30pm: Transport Voronej left.

6.40pm: Montrose sailed.


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9 November 1918

Port Amelia and at sea for Lindi.

Lat -12.8, Long 40.8

7.55am: HMHS Ebani arrived and anchored.

10.00am: Weighed and proceeded.

2.20pm: Ibo LH N54W(t).

3.00am: Same abeam 8 miles.


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10 November 1918

At sea to Lindi.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

1.43am: Cape Delgado Lt abeam 8 miles.

9.28am: Anchored, Lindi.

10.30am: HMW Fly came alongside for water, 6 tons.

1.15pm: Fly cast off to anchor.

4.00am: Shifted berth.


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11 November 1918

Lindi and at sea.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

7.40am: HMW Styx arrived and anchored.

4.30pm: Weighed and proceeded, SE’ly courses.


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12 November 1918

At sea to Port Amelia.

Lat -12.8, Long 40.6

12.52am: C Delgado Lt abeam 7 miles.

9.35am: Ibo LH abeam 4 miles.

10.25am: Passed CS Sherard Osborn Northbound and Signalled.

1.10pm: Anchored off Port Amelia.


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13 November 1918

Port Amelia.

Lat -13.0, Long 40.5

2.30am: SS Chinde sailed.

8.06am: SS Tuna sailed.

3.57pm: SS Montrose arrived and anchored.


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14 November 1918

Port Amelia.

Lat -13.0, Long 40.5

2.30pm: SS Montrose sailed.

8.45pm: Away all boats.

11.45pm: All boats returned. (One does hope that this was the occasion of a celebratory beach party!)


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15 November 1918

Port Amelia.

Lat -13.0, Long 40.5

3.20pm: Portuguese cruiser San Gabriel arrived and anchored.

8.40pm: San Gabriel sailed.


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16 November 1918

Port Amelia.

Lat -13.0, Long 40.5

5.30am: SS Pratica arrived and anchored. (Possibly the Portuguese Patria)

1.00am: SS Stork arrived and anchored.


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17 November 1918

Port Amelia.

Lat -13.0, Long 40.5

4.40am: HMT (?) Patria put to sea.

6.35pm: SS Chinde arrived and anchored.

10.35pm: Chinde left.


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18 November 1918

Port Amelia.

Lat -13.0, Long 40.5

11.45am: SS Stork put to sea with two lighters in tow.


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19 November 1918

Port Amelia and at sea for Zanzibar .

Lat -13.0, Long 40.5

9.00am: Held regatta for sailing and pulling boats. (RN seamen don’t row, they pull.)

8.30pm: Weighed anchor and proceeded.


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20 November 1918

At sea.

Lat -10.6, Long 40.8

8.57am: Tambuzi I. abeam 6.5 miles.

1.00am: Delgado LH N66.5W(t).

3.00am: Passed SS Salamis Southbound.


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21 November 1918

At sea to Zanzibar.

Lat -6.3, Long 39.2

3.47pm: Moresby Pt LH N56W.

9.33am: Makatumbe LH abeam 7.5 miles.

11.10am: Chumbe LH N27W(t).

12.40pm: Passed HS Ebani Southbound.

1.09pm: Anchored Zanzibar.


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22 November 1918

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

5.00am: Commenced coaling.

8.30am: CS Sherard Osborn left.

10.40am: SS Manxman arrived and anchored.

10.50am: Two cases of 6” cordite and one case of 4.7” received on board ex SS Tusculum.

In pm: One rating left ship, one joined.

10.45pm: Ceased coaling for the night.


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23 November 1918

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

10.15am: Finished coaling.

2.04pm: HMW Prattler arrived and anchored.

11.00am: SS Cupid sailed.


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24 November 1918

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

4.20pm: Tug Stork with two lighters arrived and anchored.


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25 November 1918

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

9.08am: HMS Challenger weighed and proceeded.

9.50am: Norwegian ship Lille arrived and anchored.

4.00am: HMT Golden Crown arrived and anchored.

5.00am: HMW Styx weighed and proceeded.


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26 November 1918

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

7.00am: ST Stork sailed.

8.50am: Taking in stores from two lighters.

9.30am: Three lifeboats to shore for cleaning.

8.45pm: SS Cupid arrived and anchored.


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27 November 1918

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

7.47am: CS Sherard Osborn arrived and anchored.

9.05am: Golden Crown sailed.

10.15am: Received one case of 6” cordite from collier Tusculum.

12.55pm: SS Gwydir Castle arrived and anchored. (May be the sailing barque Gwydyr Castle, which was still in service into the 1920s)

5.00am: Sherard Osborn left.


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28 November 1918

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

9.00am: Hands ashore for sports.

3.55pm: HMS Thistle arrived and anchored.

4.15pm: SS Lille sailed.

10.20pm: SS Khalifa arrived and anchored.


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29 November 1918

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

4.00am: SS Kansu sailed.


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30 November 1918

Zanzibar to Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

10.00am: Received four buoys and sinkers.

12 noon: Weighed and proceeded.

3.47pm: Anchored off Dar-es-salaam.



LOGS FOR DECEMBER 1918

(Dar-es-salaam, Lindi, Kilwa Kisiwani, D-E-S, Zanzibar and Port Victoria)


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1 December 1918

Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

7.00am: Weighed and proceeded to anchor in harbour.

9.30am: SS Hymettus arrived and anchored.

10.00am: First Lt Appleby left ship.

5.30pm: One rating joined ship.

2.00am: HMHS Ebani put to sea.


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2 December 1918

Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

8.00am: One rating discharged to Golden Crown.

8.50am: SS Montrose arrived and anchored.

9.30am: SS Kintail arrived and anchored.

2.00am: Montagu whaler to dockyard for repairs.

3.00am: SS Hong Moh sailed.

3.15pm: SS Salamis sailed.


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3 December 1918

Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

7.20am: Steamboat turned over to dockyard hands.

9.53am: HS Ebani arrived and anchored.

12.56pm: HMW Prattler left.

3.30pm: SS Kintail weighed and proceeded.


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4 December 1918

Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

3.50pm: SS Montrose left.

4.05pm: HS Ebani weighed and proceeded.


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5 December 1918

Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

2.30pm: HMW Prattler arrived and anchored.


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6 December 1918

Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

12.20pm: Tug Golden Crown arrived and anchored.

4.10pm: HMS Thistle arrived and anchored.

6.00am: HMS Talbot arrived and anchored.

6.10pm: HMS Challenger arrived and anchored.


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7 December 1918

Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

6.15am: HMT Salamis arrived and anchored,

9.30am: One stoker rating discharged to SS Hymettus.

12.08pm: Hymettus left.

1.05pm: SS Kintail arrived.


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8 December 1918

Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

12.35pm: SS Salamis left.

1.30pm: HS Ebani arrived and anchored.

6.00am: SS Coconada arrived and anchored.


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9 December 1918

Dar-es-salaam and at sea for Lindi.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

7.05am: HMS Talbot weighed and proceeded.

8.00am: Tug attended, taking turns out of cables. (Lunka has twisted her anchor chains when swinging to the tide, so the tug tows her round by the stern until they are no longer foul.)

9.00am: Tug cast off.

11.00am: Received mails for Lindi.

12 noon: Discharged one SBS (Sick Bay Steward) to HMS Challenger.

12.52pm: HMT Kintail weighed and proceeded.

12.55pm: HMHS Ebani weighed and proceeded.

1.47pm: Weighed and proceeded.

7.23pm: Moresby Pt Lt S13E(t).


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10 December 1918

At sea to Lindi.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

11.39am: Anchored off Lindi.

12.30pm: Discharged millitary mail to shore, also Major Murray and effects.

2.00am: SBS Hart joined ship.


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11 December 1918

Lindi.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

Seining party landed. Ord. seamen at boat sailing instruction.


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12 December 1918

Lindi.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

Ord. Seamen at gunnery instruction.


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13 December 1918

Lindi.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74


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14 December 1918

Lindi.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74


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15 December 1918

Lindi.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

9.30am: Inspection of crew and quarters (Captain’s rounds). Articles of War read to ship’s company.

11.00am: Picnic party left ship.


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16 December 1918

Lindi.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

3.00am: Swimming and sports parties left ship.

4.45pm: SS Kintail arrived and anchored.


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17 December 1918

Lindi and at sea for Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

12.25pm: HMT Kintail weighed and proceeded.

1.25pm: Weighed and proceeded.

1.45pm: Passed tug Stork inbound.

2.15pm: Anchored.

10.55pm: Weighed and proceeded.


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18 December 1918

At sea to Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

9.55am: Anchored, Kilwa harbour.

4.20pm: Tug Stork arrived with tug in tow.

5.15pm: Stork left with lighter and tug in tow.


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19 December 1918

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

Painting.


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20 December 1918

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

Painting.

Swimming and football parties landed in pm.


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21 December 1918

Kilwa Kisiwani and at sea for Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

3.40pm: Weighed and proceeded.

10.25pm: Moresby Pt LH N27W(t).


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22 December 1918

At sea to Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

3.58am: Ras Kanzi LH abeam bg S70W(m) 9.4 miles.

8.00am: Anchored in Dar-es-salaam harbour.


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23 December 1918

Dar-es-salaam to Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

7.06am: Weighed and proceeded.

8.50am: Chumbe LH N33W(t).

11.17am: Anchored, Zanzibar.

OOG from HMS Talbot visited.

4.50pm: Commenced coaling from lighters.

11.15pm: Finished coaling for the night.


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24 December 1918

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

5.30am: Resumed coaling.

7.00am: Coaling complete.

8.00am: SS Tabora arrived and anchored. (Possibly meant to be SS Taroba.)

9.52am: SS Pundua sailed.

1.50pm: SS Hunan* left harbour.

5.50pm: HMS Thistle arrived and anchored.

6.30pm: SS Stork in. Two ratings joined ship.

* Hunan, the first of four China Navigation Co ships of this name, 1895, 1,885 tons, scrapped in 1926 after grounding damage.


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25 December 1918

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

5.30am: Tug Golden Crown left harbour.

Discharged two seedie boys to shore.

4.30pm: SS Tabora weighed and proceeded.


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26 December 1918

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

6.00am: Received two bags of mail for Bombay and one bag for Seychelles.

6.00am: Dicharged two wardroom servants, Ismail Corelha and C de Gama.


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27 December 1918

Zanzibar and at sea for the Seychelles.

Lat -6.6, Long 39.5

7.00am: Discharged skiff to HMS Talbot.

7.20am: Tug Stork put to sea.

8.00am: SS Kamsu arrived and anchored.

8.34am: Weighed and proceeded.


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28 December 1918

At sea.

Lat -6.5, Long 43.6


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29 December 1918

At sea.

Lat -6.8, Long 48.4


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30 December 1918

At sea.

Lat -6.4, Long 53.0

1.08pm: Marie Louise I. abeam 9 miles.

3.10pm: Pos. 6 06S, 53 33.5E.


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31 December 1918

At sea to the Seychelles.

Lat -4.62, Long 55.48

7.11am: Anchored, Port Victoria.

7.45am: Hoisted quarantine flag.

Coaling, received 220 tons.



LOGS FOR JANUARY 1919

(Port Victoria and Bombay to pay off)


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1 January 1919

Seychelles.

Lat -4.62, Long 55.48

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship and scrubbing coaling gear.

8.00am: Breakfast.

9.00am: Preparing ship for sea. Lascars cleaning over the side.

12.45pm: Hoisted steam cutter.

1.30pm: Weighed and proceeded.

2.30pm: Mamelle I. East 2.5 miles. A/c North (t) and streamed patent log.

6.05pm: Denis I. abeam 7 miles. A/c N34E(t).


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2 January 1919

At sea.

Lat -0.8, Long 57.8

Ord. seamen to helm and leadsman instruction.


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3 January 1919

At sea.

Lat 3.1, Long 60.8


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4 January 1919

At sea.

Lat 7.0, Long 63.4


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5 January 1919

At sea.

Lat 10.5, Long 65.9


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6 January 1919

At sea.

Lat 13.9, Long 68.0


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7 January 1919

At sea.

Lat 17.2, Long 70.3

5.30pm: Sounding, 75 fathoms.


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8 January 1919

At sea to Bombay.

Lat 18.98, Long 72.86

8.30am: Passed Prongs LH.

8.59am: Anchored, Bombay.

10.30am: Commenced discharge of ammunition into lighter.

4.45pm: Finished with ammunition.

6.00am: Pay muster.


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9 January 1919

Bombay.

Lat 18.98, Long 72.86

9.00am: Discharging stores into lighter.

1.44pm: Weighed and proceeded to dock, pilot’s orders.

2.34pm: Passed into basin, tugs assisting.

3.00am: Alongside G berth in Prince’s dock. Discharged two whalers, one skiff and the steamboat to the dockyard.

6.00am: Discharged mail to the GPO.


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10 January 1919

Bombay.

Lat 18.98, Long 72.86

Discharging stores.

2.00am: Lt Spears left ship for HMS Fox.


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Typewritten note. “Will all officers please leave their address in Bombay and their address in England at the ship’s office, before leaving the ship.” Dated 10th January and signed on behalf of the Paymaster Lt.


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Handwritten jottings, probably a rough note of officers and their lodgings, not very legible..


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11 January 1919

Bombay.

Lat 18.98, Long 72.86

Discharging stores. Shore workmen preparing to dismantle guns.

2.00am: 11 native firemen paid off.

3.00am: Hands discharged to Sailors' Home.

4.00am: 19 Goanese paid off.

9.00am: Quarter Master and Corporal of gangway watch keeping.


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12 January 1919

Bombay.

Lat 18.98, Long 72.86

Shore workmen working on gun mountings.


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13 January 1919

Bombay.

Lat 18.98, Long 72.86

Discharging stores. Took on 20 tons of fresh water.

Shore labour discharging coal.


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14 January 1919

Bombay.

Lat 18.98, Long 72.86

11.00am: 6” gun dismantled.

12.30pm: 4.7” and 6 pdr guns ashore.


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15 January 1919

Bombay.

Lat 18.98, Long 72.86

Stores to dockyard and ordnance completed.


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16 January 1919

Bombay.

Lat 18.98, Long 72.86


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17 January 1919

Bombay.

Lat 18.98, Long 72.86


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18 January 1919

Bombay.

Lat 18.98, Long 72.86


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19 January 1919

Bombay.

Lat 18.98, Long 72.86


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20 January 1919

Bombay.

Lat 18.98, Long 72.86


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21 January 1919

Bombay.

Lat 18.98, Long 72.86


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22 January 1919

Bombay.

Lat 18.98, Long 72.86

12 noon: Paid off ship’s hands and hauled down ensign.

Signed by Commander Hugh Stapleton.


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Hand written note. “To Quarter Master, HMS Lunka, from Sailors Home. Please send a marine to the Sailors Home immediately. Merewether Dry Dock, 17-1-19”.


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