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Destroyer, River, later E-class

River-class, four funnels open paired, designated E-class. Launched 19.3.04 Yarrow. 590 tons, c222(pp)x23x9ft. TE c7500ihp, 25.5kts, Armament: 4-12pdr, 2-18in tt. Crew: 70. China Station 1914, Mediterranean 1914-18. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Dardanelles 1915/16. Sold 29.7.20 Ward, Preston. (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:

The typical routine includes the following log entries (although they are not in the log every day): Breakfast at around 7am; Divisions and prayers at around 9am; Dinner at around Noon; Tea at around 4pm; Evening Quarters at around 4pm; Supper at around 7pm. On Sunday morning Divine Service or church parties landed. The hands spend a lot of time cleaning and painting or just working as requisite. From February 1917 to the end of the log: Rounds at about 9pm and Pipe Down at about 10pm are entered in the log when in port. From 17th October 1914 to the end of the war generally when at sea: Exercised Night Defence or Night Action Stations sometime between 5pm and 8pm.

These log entries have not generally been transcribed.

THE VOYAGES OF HMS RIBBLE 1913-1919
(More detailed plots follow in the text)

JP map overview

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

LOG BOOK – 10TH DECEMBER 1913 TO 31ST JANUARY 1914


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HM Ship Minotaur at Hong Kong 5 February 1914

The following irregularities, omissions, etc. appear in the log for the period ending 31 January 14 rendered by HM Ship under your command and forwarded herewith.

Referred for information, correction where necessary, and return without delay.

The Commanding Officer HM Ship Ribble

THM Jerram Vice-admiral (Signature) ~[Initials?]

Page

REMARKS

EXPLANATION

1

Table at top of front page should be filled in.

Complied with

1

Authority for statement “not applicable to TBD’s” should be given

Altered to “nil”

[Refers to page below showing coal consumption]

[Signed] R. Wilkinson Lieut. Commander [Ralph Wilmot Wilkinson]


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Distance run per hour

knots


Coal expended for all purposes per hour

Tons

Distance run per ton of coal

knots

Date when this information was obtained by actual experiment

At authorised power with natural draught = the unit

25.82

Not taken


19.5.04

“With all despatch” (the maximum power attainable for 24 hours) = 4/5 the unit

23.5

6.75

3.48

}

“With despatch” (the maximum sea-going speed while the coal lasts) = 3/5 the unit

22.0

4.75

4.6

}

“With moderate despatch” = 2/5 the unit

20.0

3.00

6.60

}Estimated

“At ordinary speed” = 1/5 the unit

16.0

1.50

10.60

}

“At most economical speed” = as determined by trial and in accordance with the varying conditions of wind and weather

10.0

0.80

14.20

}


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THE VOYAGES OF HMS RIBBLE
Pre-war Operations off China

JP map Ribble China pre-war

LOGS FOR DECEMBER 1913


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10 December 1913

Hong Kong – In Dockyard Basin

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

9.00am: Lieut. Commander R.W. Wilkinson re-commissioned ship with full crew from HMS Otter, HMS Fame and HMS Welland.

am: Crew hulked in HMS Wivern.

1.30pm: Employed shaking down.

3.00pm: Exercised Fire and Collision stations.

[See Navy Lists for names of the officers of HMS Ribble]


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11 December 1913

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

am: Employed returning torpedoes.

pm: Employed refitting and as requisite.

5.00pm: Exercised Fire Quarters.


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12 December 1913

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

am: Employed refitting topmast.

pm: Employed refitting boom gear.


[From 12th December 1913 to 6th January 1914, Leave to Watch from about 5pm to about 6.30am. From 13th December 1913 to 1st January 1914 at 5pm: Fire Quarters]


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13 December 1913

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

am: Employed painting and returning awnings for survey.

9.00am: Discharged 2 ratings sick to HMS Tamar.

pm: Hands make and mend clothes.


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14 December 1913

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

5.30pm: Two ratings returned to duty.


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15 December 1913

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2


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16 December 1913

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2


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17 December 1913

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

8.20am: Arrived HMS Hampshire and TBDs HMS Jed, HMS Chelmer, HMS Colne & HMS Kennet.


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18 December 1913

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

am: HMS TB.035 proceeded out of basin. German Gunboat Tsingtau arrived.


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19 December 1913

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

9.40am: German cruiser Scharnhorst arrived.


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20 December 1913

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

pm: Hands make and mend clothes.

5.00pm: French cruiser Montcalm sailed.


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21 December 1913

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

10.15am: German gunboat Tiger arrived.


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22 December 1913

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

am&pm: Refitting boats falls.

10.00am: HMS Rosario removed from basin to outside wall.


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23 December 1913

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

am: Employed refitting boats falls and as requisite.

11.00am: Submarines proceeded out for exercise.

12.15pm: Submarines returned.


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24 December 1913

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

am: Employed drawing stores and as requisite.

pm: Hands to make & mend clothes.


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25 December 1913

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

Christmas Day

9.00am: Landed Church Parties.


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26 December 1913

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

9.40am: HMS Newcastle undocked and placed in basin.

pm: Hands make & mend clothes.


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27 December 1913

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

7.00am: Re-mounting guns.

am: Employed embarking cables and anchor gear.

10.00am: HMS Alacrity and HMS Colne docked.

pm: Hands make & mend clothes.


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28 December 1913

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

9.30am: Divisions.


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29 December 1913

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

8.15am: Employed drawing and embarking torpedoes.

pm: Employed replacing cables and port bower anchor.


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30 December 1913

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

am: Refitting boats falls and painting down aloft.

11.30am: HMS Kennet secured alongside.


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31 December 1913

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

7.00am: Spread after awnings.

am: HMS Chelmer came into basin at 11.0.

1.15pm: HMS Minotaur came into basin.



LOGS FOR JANUARY 1914


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1 January 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

8.30am: Employed drawing ammunition.

1.15pm: Employed embarking ammunition.


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2 January 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

9.15am: HMS Hampshire sailed.

10.30am: C37 left basin. [submarine]


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3 January 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

8.40am: HMS Colne left basin.

10.40am: SMS Scharnhorst sailed.

pm: Hands make and mend clothes.


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4 January 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

5.00pm: 1 Stoker rating joined ship.


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5 January 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

am: Employed drawing boats from dockyard.

8.45am: Employed hoisting boats and preparing torpedoes for running. Carried out basin trial.

1.00pm: HMS Welland, HMS Jed and HMS Usk sailed.

1.15pm: Read warrant No. 1.


[Asiatic Pilot: Vol 3 is useful in confirming the spelling of some of the Chinese place names used in the log]


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6 January 1914

Hong Kong [& at sea]

Lat 22.1, Long 114.1 [Obs]

5.30am: Commenced Basin trial.

6.15am: Employed scrubbing decks and drawing 1½“ hawser.

7.30am: Finished trial.

9.00am: Slipped and proceeded as requisite to West Lamma Channel.

10.30am: Joined HMS Welland and carried out torpedo firing.

1.00pm: Carried out torpedo firing.

1.20pm: Stopped and sent to HMS Usk for mails.

2.00pm: Proceeded in company with HMS Jed and HMS Usk to Peng Chau Roads.

4.45pm: Came to with starboard anchor.

7.40pm: Darkened ship.

8.00pm: Weighed & proceeded. Exercised steaming without lights.

9.15pm: Burnt searchlights.

10.05pm: Came to with starboard anchor.


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7 January 1914

Taipo [& at sea]

Lat 22.46, Long 114.28 [Estimate from anchor bearings at 11.50am]

9.00am: Weighed, Carried out torpedo firing.

9.25am: Fired torpedo. Torpedo ran ashore. Came with Starboard anchor and sent whaler and dinghy in with sweep.

11.25am: Recovered torpedo.

11.50am: Weighed, and anchored again close to HMS Welland. Anchor bearings Knob Reef [Che Lei Pai] S76E; Bush Reef S47W

pm: HMS Usk lost a torpedo during forenoon and divers are to be sent down.

1.15pm: Weighed and proceeded to Taipo for mails and provisions. Returned to Tolo Channel. Distributed mails etc. and returned to Taipo and came to with starboard anchor at 7.0pm.

7.45pm: Burnt searchlight.


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8 January 1914

In Tolo Channel [Hong Kong written at top of log]

Lat 22.47, Long 114.30 [Estimate in Tolo Channel]

7.15am: Embarked provisions.

8.05am: Weighed and proceeded to join Flotilla.

9.00am: Carried out aiming rifle practice.

12.35pm: Came to with Starboard anchor. Anchor bearings Knob Reef [Che Lei Pai] S76E; Bush Reef S47W

pm: Hands to make & mend clothes.

6.25pm: HMS Usk shifted birth.


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9 January 1914

Taipo [& at sea]

Lat 22.46, Long 114.28 [Estimate from above anchor bearings]

am: Exercised Collision quarters, Out Bower and Out Kedge anchor and Away all boats.

10.45am: Replaced gear.

5.30pm: Weighed and proceeded to Taipo.

6.00pm: Came to.


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10 January 1914

Taipo [& at sea]

Lat 22.47, Long 114.30 [Estimate – assuming flotilla still in Tolo Channel]

9.15am: Weighed and rejoined flotilla with mails and provisions.

9.40am: Anchored.

2.00pm: Hands to make & mend clothes.


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11 January 1914

Hong Kong [& at sea]

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2 [Location at 1.30pm]

6.10am: HMS Jed sailed for Taipo.

8.25am: Jed anchored.

9.45am: Hands mustered by the Open List.

10.15am: HMS Usk recovered torpedo.

10.45am: Flotilla weighed & proceeded.

1.30pm: Proceeded into Hong Kong and secured to No. 5 buoy.


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12 January 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

7.00am: HMS Newcastle sailed.

am: Employed parting torpedoes and cleaning out boats.

1.20pm: Chinese cruiser arrived.

4.30pm: Leave to watch till 11.0pm.


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13 January 1914

Hong Kong [& at sea]

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2 [Location at 12.25pm]

7.35am: Slipped and proceeded with HMS Welland and HMS Jed.

8.30am: Carried out torpedo training, Welland firing.

11.00am: Completed practice and proceeded back to Hong Kong.

12.25pm: Secured to No. 5 buoy.

1.40pm: Employed washing down and testing torpedoes.

4.00pm – 5.00pm: Half-masted colours.

4.30pm: Leave to watch till 6.30am.


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14 January 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

9.00am: USS Wilmington sailed.

10.45am: Submarines removed from dock and secured alongside HMS Rosario.

1.15pm: Employed painting deck cloths & testing torpedoes.


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15 January 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

7.30am: Lighter came alongside.

7.45am: Commenced coaling.

12.45pm: Finished coaling. Embarked 78 tons Welsh coal.

2.15pm: Slipped.

2.20pm: Tug took ship to No. 3 buoy.

4.15pm: HMS Minotaur left basin & proceeded into dock.

4.50pm: Returned to No. 5 buoy.


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16 January 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

7.45am: HMS Merlin proceeded into basin.


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17 January 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

7.45am: HMS Sandpiper sailed.

8.45am: Divisions. Night clothing.

pm: Hands make and mend clothes.

1.15pm: Leave to watch till 7.0am.


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18 January 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

pm: Leave to watch 1.15 – 11.0pm.


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19 January 1914

Hong Kong to Taipo and at Taipo

Lat 22.45, Long 114.20

7.00am: Slipped & proceeded.

8.15am: Parted company with HMS Chelmer and proceeded into Taipo.

10.35am: Came to with starboard anchor.

11.50am: Chelmer arrived & anchored.


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20 January 1914

Taipo

Lat 22.45, Long 114.20

9.00am: Exercised Out bower anchor, Weigh & cast by hand, Away all boats.

11.00am: Replaced gear.


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21 January 1914

Taipo

Lat 22.45, Long 114.20

8.15am: Exercised landing parties.

11.40am: Landing party returned.

pm: Hands to make & mend clothes.


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22 January 1914

Taipo to Hong Kong or at Hong Kong

Lat 22.45, Long 114.20

1.30pm: Weighed and proceeded.

1.40pm: Employed refitting canvas gear.

4.15pm: Secured to No. 5 buoy.

5.00pm: Leave to watch till 6.15am.


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23 January 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

11.00am: Exercised General Quarters.

1.30pm: Leave to watch till 6.30am.


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24 January 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

8.45am: Aired night clothing.

pm: Hands make and mend clothes.

1.15pm: Leave to watch till 7.0am.


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25 January 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

1.15pm: Leave to watch till 11pm.


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26 January 1914

Hong Kong [& at sea]

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2 [Location at 11.50am]

7.25am: Slipped and proceeded with HMS Welland & HMS Chelmer to West Lamma Channel.

9.00am: Carried out torpedo practice.

11.00am: Proceeded into harbour and embarked diving party from HMS Yarmouth.

11.50am: Proceeded back to Welland.

1.00pm: Came to with Starboard anchor. Anchor bearings South Lamma Island N20E; Green Island N20W.

3.45pm: Weighed and proceeded into harbour.

4.40pm: Secured to No. 5 buoy.

5.00pm: HMS Welland arrived.


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27 January 1914

Hong Kong [& at sea]

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2 [Location at 12.25pm]

7.30am: Slipped and proceeded with HMS Welland & HMS Chelmer to West Lamma Channel.

8.30am: Carried out torpedo firing.

11.45am: Proceeded into harbour.

12.25pm: Secured to No. 5 buoy.

1.20pm: Japanese gunboat Saga arrived.


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28 January 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2


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29 January 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

11.00am: Provisioned ship.

pm: Hands make & mend clothes.

1.15pm: Leave to watch till 6.30am.

3.30pm: Slipped. Towed by tug and secured alongside HMS Usk at No. 6 buoy.

4.30pm: French gunboats Vigilante & Argus arrived.


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30 January 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

7.25am: HMS Welland, HMS Jed & HMS Usk sailed.

9.00am: Landed working party in dockyard.

10.00am: French battleship Montcalm arrived.

10.30am: Working party returned.

2.50pm: Welland, Jed & Usk arrived.


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31 January 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

8.45am: Aired night clothing.

pm: Hands make & mend clothes.

1.15pm: Leave to watch till 7.0am.


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LOG BOOK – 1ST FEBRUARY TO 31ST MARCH 1914


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[Front page of log book split over 2 scanned pages]

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LOGS FOR FEBRUARY 1914


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1 February 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

pm: Leave to watch 1.30 – 6.30am.


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2 February 1914

Hong Kong [& at sea]

Lat 22.2, Long 114.2 [No noon location given – using location from log of HMS Usk]

7.30am: Slipped & proceeded with HMS Welland, HMS Jed, HMS Usk & HMS Chelmer.

am: Carried out aiming rifle practice.

am: Employed fitting target & towing wire.

1.20pm: Secured to No. 6 buoy.

3.00pm: Drew and hoisted in one Baby Markworth[?] target.

6.25pm: German gunboat Tsingtau arrived.


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3 February 1914

Hong Kong to Mirs Bay or at Mirs Bay

Lat 22.48, Long 114.45 [Obs]

9.00am: Slipped and proceeded with HMS Welland, HMS Jed & HMS Chelmer and HMS Usk.

9.30am: Furled awnings.

1.00pm: Carried out .303 practice independently.

3.00pm: Rejoined flotilla.

3.45pm: Came to.

5.00pm: Exercised Night defence stations.

8.15pm: Weighed & proceeded with target in tow. Welland, Jed & Chelmer and Usk carried out Night Firing exercises.

10.45pm: Hauled in target & proceeded into harbour.

11.15pm: Came to in Long Harbour.


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4 February 1914

Taipo [& at sea]

Lat 22.5, Long 114.4 [Obs]

9.00am: Weighed & proceeded with HMS Jed.

am: Carried out .303 practice.

11.30am: Flotilla re-assembled & proceeded into harbour.

1.20pm: Came to

1.40pm: Employed unrigging targets.


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5 February 1914

Taipo [& at sea]

Lat 22.45, Long 114.20

6.15am: Employed rigging Markworth[?].

7.45am: Weighed and proceeded.

9.00am: Flotilla spread and carried out .303 practice in pairs.

11.40am: Came to. Sent target to HMS Chelmer.

1.25pm: Weighed & in company with flotilla carried out 12 pounder firing.

4.30pm: Came to.

8.15pm: Darkened ship.

8.30pm: Weighed & carried out .303 firing.

9.35pm: Came to.


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6 February 1914

Taipo [& at sea]

Lat 22.47, Long 114.28 [Obs]

6.30am: Took over target from HMS Chelmer.

8.45am: Weighed & proceeded. Carried out .303 firing with HMS Jed.

10.45am: Re-assemble. Flotilla carried out tactical exercises.

12.35pm: Came to at Taipo.


[From 7th February to 2nd March, Leave to Watch from about 4.30pm to about 6.30am most days]


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7 February 1914

Taipo

Lat 22.45, Long 114.20

pm: Hands to make & mend clothes.


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8 February 1914

Taipo

Lat 22.45, Long 114.20


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9 February 1914

Taipo to Hong Kong or at Hong Kong

Lat 22.28, Long 114.33 [Obs]

7.40am: Weighed & proceeded.

9.15am: Carried out 12 pounder firing.

11.00am: Proceeded as requisite into Hong Kong.

1.40pm: Secured to Triumph's buoy. [HMS Triumph in reserve at Hong Kong?]


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10 February 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

8.45am: Employed making targets. Acting Gun Layers at instruction.


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11 February 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2


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12 February 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

8.45am: Employed scrubbing out Berthon boats.

11.45am: Drew Markworth[?] target.

pm: Hands to make & mend clothes.


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13 February 1914

Hong Kong [& at sea]

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2 [Location at 4.20pm]

7.00am: Slipped & proceeded.

am: Carried out test firing for Acting Gunlayers III.

pm: Carried out firing

4.20pm: Secured to Triumph's buoy.


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14 February 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

9.05am: Range party (8) left ship.

pm: Hands to make and mend clothes.


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15 February 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2


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16 February 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

11.00am: HMS Thistle arrived.

1.15pm: Hands working about targets and painting as requisite.


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17 February 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2


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18 February 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

1.15pm: Port watch employed refitting.


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19 February 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

pm: Hands to make and mend clothes.

8.35pm: HMS Welland and HMS Kennet slipped and proceeded.


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20 February 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2


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21 February 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

8.25am: Range party (25) left ship.

11.10am: Range party (7) returned.

pm: Hands to make & mend clothes.


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22 February 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2


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23 February 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

8.00am: Dressed ship over-all. [From log of HMS Minotaur, in honour of the birthday of George Washington]

8.45am: Employed scrubbing deck cloths.

am: HMS Minotaur left basin & secured to buoy.

2.00pm: HMS Hampshire went into basin.


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24 February 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

9.00am: Shifted berth to No. 6A buoy.

11.00am: HMS Triumph shifted from basin to buoy.

pm: Dis-embarking coal, 14 tons. De-coaling completed 5.30.


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25 February 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

9.00am: HMS Alacrity shifted to 5A buoy.

10.30am: HMS Yarmouth undocked & proceeded into basin.


[From 26th February to 15th March, at around 4pm: Fire Stations]


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26 February 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

8.45am: Prepared for docking.

10.05am: HMS Alacrity slipped and proceeded.

10.30am: Docked ship in company with HMS Merlin, HMS Usk and HMS Chelmer.

am&pm: Employed scrubbing ship’s bottom.

5.30pm: Ship docked.


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27 February 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

am&pm: Hands employed scraping ship’s bottom.


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28 February 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

11.50am: Range party returned.

pm: Hands to make and mend clothes.



LOGS FOR MARCH 1914


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1 March 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2


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2 March 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

8.15am: Rigging stages and scraping side.

1.15pm: Employed scraping side.


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3 March 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

1.15pm: Employed scraping & red-leading side.

1.30pm: Arrived HMS Alacrity.


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4 March 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

8.15am: Employed painting canvas gear.


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5 March 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

8.15am: Employed lifting torpedo tubes. Half-yearly inspection.

1.15pm: Employed lifting tubes

Lost overboard while parting torpedoes, Spanner Pin Patt. No. 55, one in number.


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6 March 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

8.15am: Employed lifting torpedo tubes.


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7 March 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

pm: Hands to make & mend clothes.

1.15pm: Leave to watch till 7am.


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8 March 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

1.15pm: Leave to watch till 6.30am.

1.30pm: Portuguese cruiser Patria arrived and saluted flag.


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9 March 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

8.15am: Employed painting berthon boats and scraping side.


[From 10th to 22nd March, Leave to Watch from about 4.30pm to about 6.30am most days]


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10 March 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

8.15am: Employed scrubbing boats and scraping ship’s side.

1.15pm: Employed scrubbing canvas gear.


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11 March 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2


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12 March 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2


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13 March 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

7.50am: Commenced flooding dock.

10.15am: Undocked.

10.30am: Proceeded out of dock and into basin alongside HMS Usk.

10.55am: Coal lighter came alongside.

11.20am: Commenced coaling.

4.30pm: Finished coaling. Received 133 tons.

6.20pm: Chinese cruiser Ying Shui [Ying Swei?] arrived.


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14 March 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

8.45am: Aired night clothing.

pm: Hands to make & mend clothes.


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15 March 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2


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16 March 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

10.00am: Provisioned ship.


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17 March 1914

Hong Kong [& at sea]

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

8.00am: Commenced basin trial.

9.00am: Finished trial.

9.30am: Slipped. Proceeded out of basin. Course as requisite speed 10 knots.

9.45am: Stopped off HMS Welland.

10.00am: Proceeded 15 knots.

11.35am: Returned to harbour & secured to No. 5 buoy.

1.30pm: HMS Robin arrived.


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18 March 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

6.15am: HMS Doris arrived.

1.00pm: Swung ship for deviation.


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19 March 1914

Hong Kong [& at sea]

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

9.45am: Slipped and proceeded as requisite with HMS C38. Exercised submarine in Lamma Channel.

11.50am: Picked up torpedoes & proceeded into harbour.

12.40pm: Secured to No. 7 buoy.

pm: Hands to make & mend clothes.


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20 March 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

7.10am: Coal lighter came alongside.

7.20am: Commenced coaling.

9.30am: Finished coaling. Embarked 14 tons.


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21 March 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

7.50am: USS Callao arrived.

8.45am: Aired night clothing.

pm: Hands to make & mend clothes.


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22 March 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2


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23 March 1914

Hong Kong to Tide Cove or at Hong Kong

Lat 22.29, Long 114.26 [Estimate in Junk Bay]

9.00am: Slipped and proceeded with Flotilla.

9.45am: Came to in Junk Bay.

10.45am: HMS Minotaur & Transport Hop Sang arrived & anchored.

1.00pm: Flotilla weighed & proceeded on manoeuvres.

1.30pm: Parted company & proceeded as escort to transport.

3.00pm: Proceeded up Tolo Channel to search for Police Launch.

3.50pm: Exercised General Quarters.

4.31pm: Fired one round at launch.

4.40pm: Stopped & landed armed party. Captured railway station & Police station.

5.40pm: Rejoined transport.

5.50pm: Came to. Anchor bearings: Centre Island N3°E; White Head N40°E; Beacon S31°W.

6.05pm: Sent all boats to transport to assist in dis-embarkation of troops.

8.20pm: Lighter went ashore. Dis-embarking troops.

9.00pm: Darkened ship & exercised Night defence.


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24 March 1914

Tide Cove [Sha Tin Hoi]

Lat 22.42, Long 114.22

am: Dis-embarking troops.

9.00am: Cleared for action.

10.30am: Weighed & proceeded into Inner cove to assist tug.

10.50am: Came to.

11.45am: Boats returned. Dis-embarkation completed.

2.00pm: Sent bower anchor away to assist in floating lighter.

2.30pm: Hop Sang sailed.

2.50pm: Boats returned. Weighed bower anchor.

3.00pm: Tug Hercules came alongside & received 5 tons coal.

5.30pm: Towed lighter off mud.

6.00pm: Hercules & lighter proceeded.

7.00pm: Darkened ship. Placed lookouts.

11.40pm: Weighed & proceeded.


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25 March 1914

Tide Cove to Peng Chau or at sea

Lat 22.42, Long 114.21 [Obs places ship inland?]

1.50am: Came to off Peng Chau.

10.50am: Weighed & proceeded up Tolo Channel in search of submarine.

12.15pm: Stopped.

1.00pm: Proceeded down channel for Lema Island.

1.10pm: Placed look-outs.

4.10pm: Stopped.

4.15pm: Embarked company of 45 seamen from HMS Minotaur.

4.30pm: Proceeded.

5.10pm: Fired one gun.

5.12pm: Put of [out?] of action by C.38.

5.30pm: Proceeded into Hebe Haven.

6.05pm: Landed company of seamen.

6.30pm: Proceeded.

8.30pm: Stopped off Waglan Island. [Wang Lang Island]

8.52pm: Waglan Light bore S41°W 1¾ miles.

9.10pm: Proceeded into Lyemun Passage at slow speed.

10.30pm: Came to.


[From 26 March to 7th April, Leave to Watch from about 4.30pm to about 6.30am most days]


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26 March 1914

Taitam Bay to Hong Kong or at Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

3.30am: Destroyer flotilla attacked harbour.

5.00am: Darkened ship.

5.20am: Weighed & proceeded into Taitam bay.

6.25am: Came to.

6.45am: HMS Minotaur arrived.

8.00am: Manoeuvres completed.

8.30am: Replaced action gear.

9.00am: Weighed & proceeded with HMS Welland & HMS Usk into harbour.

9.30am: Lost overboard one large wooden fender.

10.25am: Secured to No. 7 buoy.

10.55am: HMS Chelmer secured alongside.

pm: Hands to make & mend clothes.


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27 March 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

7.00am: Spread Quarterdeck awning.

2.50pm: HMS Chelmer slipped & was towed into basin.


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28 March 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

pm: Hands to make & mend clothes.


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29 March 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

3.10pm: USS Callao arrived.


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30 March 1914

Hong Kong [& at sea]

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

7.30am: Slipped & proceeded with HMS Usk to carry out full power trial.

8.10am: Arrived at measured 5 miles in Lamma Channel. Commenced working up to full speed.

8.40am: Commenced trial.

9.30am: Usk proceeded.

10.40am: Finished trial and returned to harbour.

11.40am: Secured to No. 9 buoy.


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31 March 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

7.00am: HMS Usk proceeded.

8.30am: Employed ammunitioning ship.

11.25am: Usk secured.

11.45am: Medical inspection of ship's company.

1.15pm: Ammunitioning ship.

1.45pm: Japanese cruiser sailed.


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LOG BOOK – 1ST APRIL TO 31ST MAY 1914


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[Front page of log book split over 2 scanned pages]

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LOGS FOR APRIL 1914


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1 April 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

7.10am: Commenced coaling.

11.00am: HM TB.038 arrived.

1.05pm: Finished coaling. Embarked 100 tons.


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2 April 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

pm: Hands to make and mend clothes.


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3 April 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

8.45am: Exercised General Quarters.


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4 April 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

pm: Hands to make and mend clothes.


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5 April 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2


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6 April 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

8.45am: Employed drawing provisions.

1.15pm: Provisioning ship.


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7 April 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

pm: Hands to make and mend clothes.


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8 April 1914

Hong Kong to Nagasaki or at Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

3.30pm: Furled awnings.

4.05pm: HMS Minotaur proceeded.

5.30pm: Slipped & proceeded with flotilla.

6.27pm: Streamed Cherub log.


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9 April 1914

Hong Kong to Nagasaki

Lat 23.2, Long 116.8 [DR]

2.25am: Chilang Light abeam 7 miles.

7.30am: Altered course to avoid big fishing fleet.

7.35 - 8.25am: Courses & speeds as requisite for closing the land.

8.55am: Breaker Point abeam.

11.40am: Cape of Good Hope abeam 5 miles.

12.05pm: Sugar Loaf Island abeam 3 miles.

1.52pm: Three Chimney Bluff abeam 1 mile.

4.15pm: Bell Island abeam.

9.40pm: Chapel Island abeam 3 miles.

11.55pm: Dodd Island Light abeam.


[Asiatic Pilot: Vol 2 is useful in confirming the spelling of some of the Japanese place names used in the log]


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10 April 1914

Hong Kong to Nagasaki

Lat 25.5, Long 120.2 [Obs]

6.00am: Formed divisions in line ahead disposed[?] abeam to starboard.

6.20am: Ockseu [Wuqui] Light House abeam 5 miles.

11.15am: Turnabout Island N87°W 12 miles.


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11 April 1914

Hong Kong to Nagasaki

Lat 28.9, Long 124.5 [Obs]

9.00am: Put clocks on 15 mins.


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12 April 1914

Hong Kong to Nagasaki

Lat 32.4, Long 129.3 [DR]

6.20am: Sighted Me Sima [Shima?] Islands N35°E 20 miles.

10.00am: Put clocks on 45 mins.

1.25pm: Sighted land bearing E by S.

2.30pm: Formed single line ahead.

2.40pm: Io Jima abeam 1 mile.

2.50pm: Stopped.

3.05pm: Proceeded.

3.30pm: Came to starboard anchor. Moored ship 3 on each in 5 fathoms.

4.30pm: Leave to watch till 7am.


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13 April 1914

Nagasaki

Lat 32.74, Long 129.86

1.15pm: Employed making targets and refitting boats falls.

2.00pm: Raised steam for slow speed.

5.30pm: Let fires die out.

6.30pm: Leave to watch till 7am.


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14 April 1914

Nagasaki

Lat 32.74, Long 129.86

7.05am: Lighters came alongside.

8.00am: Commenced coaling.

12.15pm: Finished coaling. Embarked 105 tons.

3.20pm: Spread Quarterdeck awning.

4.30pm: Leave to watch till 7am.


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15 April 1914

Nagasaki

Lat 32.74, Long 129.86

pm: Hands to make & mend clothes.

4.30pm: Leave to watch till 7am.


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16 April 1914

Nagasaki to Miyajima or at Nagasaki

Lat 32.74, Long 129.86

8.45am: Employed drying & repairing waist awnings.

1.15pm: Furled awnings.

2.30pm: Unmoored. Weighed Port anchor.

3.00pm: Weighed & proceeded.

3.50pm: Io Jima Light House S64°W 1.3 miles.

5.18pm: Hiko Shima abeam 3 miles.

6.46pm: Bonnet Rock abeam 3 miles.


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17 April 1914

Nagasaki to Miyajima

Lat 33.8, Long 131.5 [Obs]

3.19am: Yeboshi Light abeam 1 mile.

8.20am: Courses & speeds as requisite for passing thro' Shimonoseki Strait.

2.55pm: Ya Sima Light House abeam 2 miles.

4.00pm: Spread Quarterdeck awning.

4.05pm: Ominase abeam.

6.05pm: Passed Japanese fleet (5 battleships).

6.15pm: Came to off Higasimobi[?] Island. [From log of HMS Usk, possibly Higashi Nomi Jima]


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18 April 1914

Nagasaki to Miyajima or at Miyajima

Lat 34.3, Long 132.4

6.00am: Weighed & proceeded.

7.10am: Formed Divisions in line ahead to starboard.

7.35am: Came to.

4.30pm: Leave to Petty Officers till 7pm.


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19 April 1914

Miyajima [Hiroshima]

Lat 34.3, Long 132.4

1.30pm: Leave to Petty Officers till 7pm.


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20 April 1914

Miyajima to Kobe

Lat 34.1, Long 132.8 [Obs]

9.00am: Weighed & proceeded. Courses as requisite for leaving Hiroshima Bay.

11.45am: Ko Tateba [Kotachiba] Jima abeam 1 mile.

1.35pm: Oge Sima Light House abeam 1 mile.

1.38pm: Courses as requisite for proceeding thro’ Kurashima Channel.

4.00pm: Exercised collision stations.

6.05pm: Habushi Iwa Light House abeam.

7.00pm: Came to.


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21 April 1914

Miyajima to Kobe or at Kobe

Lat 34.6, Long 135.0 [Obs]

7.00am: Weighed & proceeded.

7.30am: Cone Island abeam 1 mile.

8.00am: Kashiwa Island abeam 1 mile.

8.10am: Ogi Jima Light House abeam ½ mile.

9.05am: Jino Saki[?] abeam ¼ mile.

9.30am: Ukado[?] Point abeam 1 mile.

2.00pm: As requisite for entering harbour.

2.45pm: Came to.

3.10pm: Secured alongside HMS Chelmer.


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22 April 1914

Kobe

Lat 34.67, Long 135.2

4.30pm: General leave to watch until 7am on 24th.


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23 April 1914

Kobe

Lat 34.67, Long 135.2

8.45am: Employed scrubbing out boats and scraping guns and tubes.

pm: Hands to make & mend clothes.


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24 April 1914

Kobe

Lat 34.67, Long 135.2

8.45am: Employed washing down aloft and as requisite.

1.15pm: Employed painting guns and tubes.

4.30pm: General leave to Port watch until 7am on 26th.


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25 April 1914

Kobe

Lat 34.67, Long 135.2

pm: Hands to make & mend clothes.


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26 April 1914

Kobe

Lat 34.67, Long 135.2

1.30pm: Leave to watch till 7am.


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27 April 1914

Kobe

Lat 34.67, Long 135.2

8.45am: Employed painting guns and tubes.

4.30pm: Leave to watch till 7.0am.


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28 April 1914

Kobe

Lat 34.67, Long 135.2

8.45am: Employed refitting awnings.

1.15pm: Employed painting guns.

4.30pm: Leave to watch till 7.0am.


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29 April 1914

Kobe

Lat 34.67, Long 135.2

6.40am: HMS Minotaur sailed.

8.45am: Employed scrubbing awning curtains and painting boats.

11.40am: HMS Hampshire arrived.

4.30pm: Leave to watch till 7.0am.


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30 April 1914

Kobe

Lat 34.67, Long 135.2

pm: Hands to make and mend clothes.

4.30pm: Leave to watch till 7.0am.



LOGS FOR MAY 1914


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1 May 1914

Kobe

Lat 34.67, Long 135.2

7.30am: Paid monthly money.

8.00am: General leave to watch till 7am.

8.45am: Starboard watch employed cleaning boats.

1.15pm: Employed cleaning small gear.


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2 May 1914

Kobe

Lat 34.67, Long 135.2

7.00am: Port watch returned from leave.

8.00am: Leave to watch till 7am.

pm: Hands to make and mend clothes.


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3 May 1914

Kobe

Lat 34.67, Long 135.2

4.40am: HMS Alacrity sailed.

1.15pm: Leave to watch till 10.0pm.


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4 May 1914

Kobe to Nagasaki

Lat 34.3, Long 133.7 [Obs]

4.45am: Weighed & proceeded.

5.52am: Hira-iso Light House abeam 3 cables.

6.10am: Ye Saki Light House abeam ½ mile.

8.55am: Ekado[?] Light House abeam 1 mile.

10.12am: Akisima Light House abeam 2 miles.

11.45am: Ten Foot[?] Rock abeam 1 mile.

2.10pm: As requisite for passing thro’ Hakata Channel.

2.45pm: As requisite for passing thro’ Mihara Channel.

3.00pm: Ohama Light House abeam 4 cables.

3.47pm: Oge Sima Light House abeam 3 cables.

4.00pm: Exercised Fire Stations.

4.10pm: Stopped.

5.00pm: Proceeded.

7.40pm: Kominase Sima abeam 1 mile.

8.43am: Ya Sima Light abeam 1 mile.


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5 May 1914

Kobe to Nagasaki

Lat 33.6, Long 129.7 [Obs – Longitude written as 127° but that is too far West; true bearing and distance indicate 129°]

1.15am: Came to. Anchor bearings: Hesaki Light N60°W; Motoyama Point S83°E.

5.30am: Weighed & proceeded.

5.55am: Hesaki Light House abeam ½ mile. Courses as requisite for passing thro’ Shimonoseki Strait.

7.20am: Formed divisions in line ahead to starboard.

8.44am: Kurara se abeam 3 miles.

11.04am: Yeboshi [Eboshi] Island abeam 1¼ miles.

Noon: True bearing and distance Madera Sima [Madara Island] S3°W 3 miles.

2.32pm: Oö Azika Island abeam 2 miles.

3.30pm: Fuku se Light House abeam 2 miles.

5.30pm: Formed single line ahead.

5.38pm: Hirasi [Hira Se?] beacon abeam 1 mile.

5.47pm: Naginata[?] Light House abeam 2 cables.

6.10pm: Came to.

6.15pm: Moored ship.

7.15pm: Leave to watch till 7.0am.


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6 May 1914

Nagasaki

Lat 32.74, Long 129.86

10.15am: Commenced coaling.

5.50pm: Finished coaling. Received 119 tons.


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7 May 1914

Nagasaki

Lat 32.74, Long 129.86

6.25am: HMS Minotaur sailed.

pm: Hands to make & mend clothes.

1.15pm: Leave to watch till 7.0am.


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8 May 1914

Nagasaki

Lat 32.74, Long 129.86

7.00am: General drill.

9.15am: Exercised General Quarters.

4.30pm: Leave to watch till 10pm.


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9 May 1914

Nagasaki to Wei-Hai-Wei

Lat 32.6, Long 123.2 [DR]

5.05am: Weighed & proceeded.

6.00am: Io Sima [Jima?] Light House abeam ½ mile.

9.14am: O Sima Island abeam 2 miles.

9.16am: Formed divisions in line ahead to Port.

10.25am: Ose Saki Light House abeam 2 miles.

pm: Hands to make & mend clothes.

3.30pm: Sighted Quelpart Island [Jeju] NNW.

6.48pm: Giffard Island N60°W 10 miles.


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10 May 1914

Nagasaki to Wei Hai Wei [& at Wei Hai Wei]

Lat 36.5, Long 123.4 [Obs]

0.45am: Ross Island abeam 6 miles.

5.37am: Put clocks back ½ hour.

8.30am: Put clocks back ½ hour.

2.30pm: Sighted land NWbyW.

3.50pm: Formed single line ahead.

4.30pm: Shantung Promontory Light House abeam 3 miles.

6.20pm: Stopped.

6.25pm: Secured to F buoy.


[ Chart of Weihaiwei anchorage]


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11 May 1914

Wei Hai Wei [& at sea]

Lat 37.5, Long 122.15

5.30am: HMS Newcastle arrived.

7.15am: HMS Yarmouth arrived.

8.45am: Slipped and proceeded.

9.50am: Dropped target and carried out .303 aiming rifle practice.

11.15am: Proceeded into harbour.

11.40am: Secured to F buoy.

4.30pm: Leave to watch till 7.30pm.


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12 May 1914

Wei Hai Wei [& at sea]

Lat 37.5, Long 122.15

7.50am: Slipped & proceeded.

8.30am: Carried out .303 aiming rifle practice.

10.50am: Proceeded into harbour.

11.00am: Secured to F buoy.

1.15pm: Employed preparing targets.

4.30pm: Leave to watch till 7.30pm.


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13 May 1914

Wei Hai Wei [& at sea]

Lat 37.6, Long 122.5 [Obs]

8.45am: Slipped & proceeded with HMS Jed.

9.40am: Came to. Anchor bearings: Three Peak Point N50°W; 20’ Point S6°W; French Cove S29W.

10.50am: Weighed & proceeded. As requisite for torpedo exercises.

1.20pm: Came to.

2.20pm: Weighed & proceeded as requisite for torpedo exercises.

5.15pm: Came to. Anchor bearings: Three Peaked Point N62°W; French Cove S25°W.

6.15pm: Employed rigging target.

8.00pm: Weighed & proceeded as requisite.

8.30pm: Carried out 1” aiming rifle practice with HMS Usk.

10.50pm: Finished firing & proceeded into harbour.

11.45pm: Secured to F buoy.


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14 May 1914

Wei Hai Wei [& at sea]

Lat 37.5, Long 122.15

8.45am: Slipped & proceeded as requisite for torpedo firing.

11.00am: Proceeded into harbour.

11.30am: Secured alongside Iron Pier. Prepared for coaling.

12.30pm: Commenced coaling.

1.15pm: Employed cleaning out boats. Charged spare torpedoes.

3.20pm: Finished coaling. Received 90 tons.

4.25pm: Slipped & proceeded to F buoy.

5.00pm: Leave to watch till 7.30pm.


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15 May 1914

Wei Hai Wei

Lat 37.5, Long 122.15

4.00pm: Leave to watch till 7.30pm.


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16 May 1914

Wei Hai Wei

Lat 37.5, Long 122.15

8.45am: Aired night clothing.

pm: Hands to make & mend clothes.

1.15pm: Leave to watch till 7.30pm.


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17 May 1914

Wei Hai Wei

Lat 37.5, Long 122.15

1.15pm: Leave to watch till 7.30pm.


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18 May 1914

Wei Hai Wei [& at sea]

Lat 37.5, Long 122.15

6.15am: Employed rigging target & preparing for sea.

7.30am: Slipped & proceeded.

8.15am: Carried out .303 aiming rifle practice.

10.15am: Finished firing. Joined up with Flotilla.

10.30am: Carried out tactical exercises.

11.40am: Proceeded into harbour.

12.10pm: Secured to Iron Pier.

12.30pm: Charged spare torpedoes. Landed collision heads for test.

2.30pm: Slipped & proceeded to F buoy.


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19 May 1914

Wei Hai Wei [& at sea]

Lat 37.5, Long 122.15

7.30am: Slipped & proceeded.

8.50am: Carried out .303 aiming rifle practice.

9.30am: Carried out 1” aiming rifle practice with HMS Usk.

11.40am: Secured to F buoy.

am: Lost overboard during firing, Brush blocks 1” aiming, 1 in No.

1.15pm: Employed making targets & refitting.

4.30pm: Leave to watch till 7.30pm.


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20 May 1914

Wei Hai Wei [& at sea]

Lat 37.5, Long 122.15

8.15am: Furled Quarter Deck awning.

9.00am: Slipped & proceeded. Carried out 1” aiming practice.

11.45am: Calibrated at 700 yards. One round from each gun.

1.40pm: Secured to F buoy.

2.00pm: Employed unrigging target.

pm: Lost overboard during drill, 1 drill cartridge.


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21 May 1914

Wei Hai Wei to Ching wang tao [Qinhuangdao] or at Wei Hai Wei

Lat 37.5, Long 122.15

pm: Hands to make & mend clothes.

4.30pm: Slipped & proceeded.

4.40pm: Stopped off HMS Minotaur.

4.45pm: Proceeded.

4.57pm: Outer Island abeam 1 cable.

8.00pm: Kung Tung tao Light bore S28°W.

9.20pm: Sighted Liau ti Shan Light N20°W.


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22 May 1914

Ching wang tao [& at sea]

Lat 39.89, Long 119.60

1.00am: Liau ti Shan abeam 8 miles.

10.40am: Sighted HMS Alacrity.

11.25am: Came to.

3.00pm: Weighed & proceeded.


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23 May 1914

Ching wang tao to Wei Hai Wei or at Wei Hai Wei

Lat 37.5, Long 122.15

0.21am: Liau ti Shan Light abeam 7½ miles.

7.40am: Courses as requisite for entering harbour.

8.15am: Secured to F buoy.

pm: Hands to make & mend clothes.

1.15pm: Leave to watch till 7.30pm.


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24 May 1914

Wei Hai Wei

Lat 37.5, Long 122.15

7.15pm: Received 3 targets from dockyard.


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25 May 1914

Wei Hai Wei [& at sea]

Lat 37.7, Long 122.4 [Obs]

8.35am: Slipped & proceeded as requisite for towing target for Preliminary Gun Layer test.

3.30pm: Carried out Preliminary Gun Layer test.

4.00pm: Took in target in tow & proceeded into harbour.

5.10pm: Secured to F buoy.


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26 May 1914

Wei Hai Wei [& at sea]

Lat 37.5, Long 122.3 [Obs]

6.15am: Employed cleaning ship and rigging targets.

8.45am: Slipped & proceeded.

am: HMS Usk & HMS Chelmer carried out Gun Layer test.

1.40pm: Proceeded into harbour.

2.35pm: Secured to buoy. Dressed ship over all. [Birthday of the Queen]

5.30pm: Leave to watch till 7.30pm.


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27 May 1914

Wei Hai Wei [& at sea]

Lat 37.5, Long 122.2 [Obs]

6.15am: Employed rigging targets.

7.45am: Slipped & proceeded as requisite for towing target.

8.00am: HMS Colne & HMS Kennet carried out Gun Layer test.

11.30am: Turned over target to Kennet.

12.30pm: HMS Jed carried out Gun Layer test.

12.35pm: Stopped.

1.45pm: Carried out Gun Layer test.

2.50pm: Spread Quarterdeck awning and proceeded into harbour.

3.25pm: Secured to F buoy.


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28 May 1914

Wei Hai Wei

Lat 37.5, Long 122.15

pm: Hands to make & mend clothes.


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29 May 1914

Wei Hai Wei

Lat 37.5, Long 122.15

9.45am: Proceeded alongside Iron Pier.

10.15am: Commenced coaling. Charged spare torpedoes.

0.35pm: Finished coaling. Received 86 tons.

0.40pm: Proceeded & secured to A buoy.


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30 May 1914

Wei Hai Wei

Lat 37.5, Long 122.15

8.45am: Aired night clothing.

pm: Hands to make and mend clothes.

1.15pm: Leave to watch till 7.30pm.


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31 May 1914

Wei Hai Wei

Lat 37.5, Long 122.15

11.45am: Veered cable.

1.15pm: Leave to watch till 7.30pm.


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JUNE to JULY 1914 not included



[From HMS Usk’s log: at Wei Hai Wei on 5th June, 8th June, 9th June, 11th June, 15th June, 16th June, 23rd June, 25th June, 6th July, 27th July, 28th July, 29th July, 30th July

From HMS Minotaur’s log: at Wei Hai Wei 19th June, 5th July, 26th July. Leaving Wei Hai Wei on 31st July as part of Squadron?

From HMS Bramble’s log: at Wei Hai Wei 3rd July]



LOG BOOK – 1ST AUGUST TO 30th SEPTEMBER 1914


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[Front page of log book split over 2 scanned pages]

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[Completed as log page for HMS Virago for 1st September 1912, then cancelled]



THE VOYAGES OF HMS RIBBLE
Operations off China

JP map Ribble China

LOGS FOR AUGUST 1914


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1 August 1914

Wei Hai Wei to Hong Kong

Lat 33.3, Long 123.6 [Estimate – from log of HMS Minotaur assuming Ribble is part of the destroyer flotilla]

9.25am: Formed on Starboard beam of Cruisers.

11.00am: HMS Newcastle parted company.

pm: Employed rigging sweeping gear.

6.40pm: Formed astern of cruisers.


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2 August 1914

Wei Hai Wei to Hong Kong

Lat 29.6, Long 123.4 [Estimate ‒ from log of HMS Minotaur assuming Ribble in company]

5.15am: HMS Colne proceeded. Examined suspicious craft.

6.35am: Colne rejoined.

2.00pm: HMS Minotaur & HMS Hampshire proceeded.


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3 August 1914

Wei Hai Wei to Hong Kong

[No noon location]

9.00am: Exercised General Quarters.

am: Lost overboard by accident Pistol, Webley, 1 in No. & 1 packing case containing empty cylinders.

4.40pm: Sighted HMS Yarmouth proceeding South.

5.25pm: Sighted land S60°W.

8.05pm: Alligator Island abeam.

10.10pm: Tung Kuen Light abeam.


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4 August 1914

Wei Hai Wei to Hong Kong

Lat 24.3, Long 118.6 [Estimate from location at 11.45am]

1.35am: Turnabout Island Light abeam 3 miles.

3.40am: Exercised Night Defence Stations.

5.45am: Ockseu Light abeam 5 miles.

11.45am: Dodd Island [Beiding Dao] Light House abeam 4 miles.

1.10pm: Sighted HMS Newcastle.

1.30pm: Chapel Island abeam 2 miles.

1.50pm: Newcastle took station 1 mile astern of Flotilla.

7.17pm: Lamma Light abeam 2 miles.

10.55pm: Breaker Point Light abeam 3 miles.


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5 August 1914

Wei Hai Wei to Hong Kong [& at Hong Kong]

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

3.15am: Chilang Point Light abeam 7 miles.

4.00am: Exercised Night Defence Stations.

5.28am: Pedro Blanco abeam.

8.30am: Courses & speeds as requisite for entering harbour.

9.30am: Secured to No. 9 buoy.

9.45am: HMS Kennet secured alongside.

11.45am: Commenced coaling. Employed drawing provisions & stores.

pm: War declared between Great Britain & Germany.

2.00pm: Received 100 tons coal.

6.10pm: Truned sweeping gear over to HMS Jed.

7.05pm: Slipped & proceeded to Eastern Entrance. Carrying out duty as CO of Eastern Patrols.


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6 August 1914

Hong Kong [& at sea]

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2 [Location at 2.30pm]

7.00am: Squadron and [French cruiser] Dupleix passed steaming NE.

am: Searching for Chinese steamer.

2.30pm: Came to.

6.15pm: Weighed & proceeded.

pm: On patrol.


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7 August 1914

Hong Kong [& at sea]

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

7.00am: Proceeded in harbour.

8.15am: Secured to 5A buoy.

am: Employed drawing stores and provisions.

6.20pm: Slipped & proceeded.

pm: On patrol.


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8 August 1914

Hong Kong [& at sea]

Lat 22.55, Long 114.45 [Assuming in Mirs Bay]

7.55am: Came to.

8.05am: Weighed & proceeded to Mirs Bay in search of reported cruiser at 15 knots.

10.30am: Speed 12 knots.

5.00pm: Came to.

7.00pm: Weighed & proceeded.

8.30pm: HMS Clio sailed.


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9 August 1914

Hong Kong [& at sea]

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

6.45am: Proceeded into harbour.

7.20am: Secured to 5A buoy.

10.00am: Commenced coaling.

3.30pm: Finished coaling. 90 tons.

6.10pm: Slipped & proceeded out of harbour.

10.45pm: Escorted HMS Empress of Asia out of harbour.

11.20pm: On patrol.


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10 August 1914

Hong Kong [& at sea]

Lat 22.22, Long 114.23

7.15am: Came to in Taitam Bay.

4.00pm: Read Articles of War.

6.20pm: Weighed & proceeded on Patrol.


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11 August 1914

Hong Kong [& at sea]

Lat 22.22, Long 114.23

8.20am: Came to in Taitam Bay.

5.45pm: Weighed & proceeded on Patrol.


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12 August 1914

Hong Kong [& at sea]

Lat 22.22, Long 114.23

6.50am: Came to in Taitam Bay.

1.45pm: Weighed & proceeded on Patrol.

5.30pm: Came to in Taitam Bay.

6.20pm: Weighed & proceeded on Patrol.


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13 August 1914

Hong Kong [& at sea]

Lat 22.23, Long 114.18

7.10am: Came to in Taitam Bay.

10.30am: Weighed & proceeded to Deepwater Bay [Sham Shui Wan]

11.30pm: Came to.

5.00pm: Weighed & proceeded.

5.45pm: Came to off [Cape] D’Aguilar.

7.20pm: Weighed & proceeded.

8.15pm: Employed examining SS Tsugerisan[?] Maru.


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14 August 1914

Hong Kong [& at sea]

Lat 22.22, Long 114.23

7.40am: Came to in Taitam Bay.

5.55pm: Weighed & proceeded.

6.00pm: Black Typhoon Signals hoisted.

7.50pm: Came to in Taitam-tuk. [Inner part of Tai Tam Bay]


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15 August 1914

Hong Kong [& at sea]

Lat 22.22, Long 114.23

4.35am: Wind veered to NW squalls and rain.

6.15am: Wind backed to SW.

12.30pm: Weighed & proceeded.

2.25pm: Arrived in harbour and secured to No. 5A buoy.

7.30pm: Slipped & proceeded.

8.30pm: Escorted Patrol launches into harbour.

10.15pm: On patrol.


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16 August 1914

Hong Kong [& at sea]

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

6.15am: Came to in Taitam Bay.

7.25am: Weighed & proceeded into Hong Kong.

8.40am: Secured to No. 5A buoy.

9.00am: Commenced coaling.

3.15pm: Finished coaling. 82 tons.

3.30pm: USS Callao arrived.

5.50pm: HMS Hampshire arrived.

6.15pm: Slipped & proceeded.

pm: On patrol.


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17 August 1914

Hong Kong [& at sea]

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

am: On patrol.

7.15am: Proceeded into harbour.

8.30am: Secured to No. 5A buoy. Found HMS Minotaur in harbour.

6.00pm: Slipped & proceeded on patrol.


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18 August 1914

Hong Kong [& at sea]

Lat 22.23, Long 114.18

6.45am: Came to. Anchor bearing Cape Collinson N46°W; Cape D'Aguilar S42°W.

9.20am: Weighed & proceeded.

11.00am: Came to in Deepwater Bay.

4.15pm: Weighed & proceeded.

5.35pm: Came to in Taitam Bay.

6.05pm: HMS Minotaur & Hampshire passed steaming E.

8.15pm: Weighed & proceeded on Patrol.


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19 August 1914

Hong Kong [& at sea]

Lat 22.22, Long 114.23

7.40am: Came to in Taitam Tuk.

5.30pm: HMS Virago joined up with Eastern Patrol.

6.40pm: Weighed & proceeded on patrol.

7.50pm: HMS Empress of Asia passed steaming west.


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20 August 1914

Hong Kong [& at sea]

Lat 22.22, Long 114.23

8.50am: Came to in Taitam Tuk.

7.00am: Weighed & proceeded on patrol.


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21 August 1914

Hong Kong [& at sea]

Lat 22.22, Long 114.23

6.50am: Came to in Taitam Tuk.

12.45pm: Red Typhoon signal hoisted.

2.10pm: HMS Virago weighed & proceeded.

5.00pm: Weighed & proceeded.

6.15pm: Proceeded to Mirs Bay.

9.00pm: On patrol (stopped) in Tolo Channel.


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22 August 1914

Hong Kong [& at sea]

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

5.40am: Proceeded to Hong Kong.

9.25am: Secured to No. 5A buoy.

10.00am: Commenced coaling.

2.40pm: Finished coaling. 80 tons.

4.50pm: HMS Fame proceeded.

6.15pm: Slipped & proceeded on Patrol.

8.25pm: Anchored

9.20pm: Weighed & proceeded on Patrol.

Placed Mr. William Margery Broom, Gunner, under arrest for being drunk & incapable of carrying out the duties of officer of the watch. [Signed] R.W. Wilkinson Lieut. Commander


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23 August 1914

Hong Kong [& at sea]

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

6.50am: Came to in Taitam Tuk.

9.50am: Weighed & proceeded into harbour.

11.00am: Secured to No. 5A buoy.

1.20pm: Discharged Mr. Broom, Gunner, to HMS Tamar.

1.30pm: Sub-Lieut. Hills joined ship.

5.00pm: Slipped & proceeded.

6.00pm: Proceeded to Tolo Channel.

9.00pm: Came to.


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24 August 1914

Hong Kong [& at sea]

Lat 22.45, Long 114.20

am: On patrol in Tolo Harbour.

10.45am: Weighed & proceeded to Taipo.

11.20pm: Came to.

Noon: Weighed & proceeded.

12.35pm: Came to in Tolo Channel.

4.00pm: Weighed & proceeded to Hong Kong.

6.20pm: Secured to 5A buoy.

8.45pm: Slipped & proceeded to patrol line.


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25 August 1914

Hong Kong [& at sea]

Lat 22.45, Long 114.20

5.45am: HMS Hampshire proceeded into harbour.

6.30am: Proceeded to Taipo.

11.00am: Came to.

2.00pm: Black Typhoon Signals hoisted.

6.00pm: Weighed & proceeded.

7.15pm: Came to.


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26 August 1914

Hong Kong [& at sea]

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

7.00am: Weighed & closed SS Hang Sang.

7.20am: Proceeded with one hospital patient for Hong Kong.

10.20am: Proceeded alongside North wall of Camber. Special leave to watch till 7am.

6.40pm: P&O SS Delta arrived in basin.


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27 August 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

Commodore Robert H. Anstruther CMG of HMS Tamar cautioned Mr. William Margery Broom, Gunner, for being drunk on duty at night in war time. [Signed] W.M. Broom

am: Employed refitting.

4.30pm: Leave to watch till 7am.

6.10pm: HMS C.38 left basin.


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28 August 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

6.00am: Employed drawing stores.

8.50am: Employed painting & refitting.

11.45pm: Towed in dry dock.

12.50pm: Commenced pumping out dock.

3.20pm: Ship docked.

5.00pm: Leave to watch till 7am.


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29 August 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

Cautioned Mr. Sydney Sylvester, Chief Artificer Engineer, for disobedience of orders in sleeping ashore without permission being first obtained from the commanding officer. [Signed] S. Sylvester

8.50am: Employed painting guns and tubes.

1.00pm: Undocked & proceeded to North Wall of basin.

4.30pm: Leave to watch till 7am.


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30 August 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

7.45am: Japanese cruisers Ibuki & Shikuma [Chikuma] arrived.

9.10am: HMS Chelmer left basin.

1.30pm: Leave to watch till 7am.

3.00pm: Flotilla arrived.

5.15pm: Russian cruisers Askold and Jemchug [Zhemchug] arrived.

6.20pm: Russian Volunteer ship SS Poltava arrived. [Russian Volunteer Fleet]


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31 August 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

5.30am: Landed escort.

6.45am: Escort returned with 1 prisoner.

11.35am: HMS Chelmer secured alongside.

1.50pm: Employed preparing heater torpedoes for returning.

3.00pm: Discharged 4 stokers to HMS Tamar.

4,00pm: Paid monthly money.

4.30pm: Leave to watch till 7.0am.

9.30pm: HMS Jed & HMS Kennet came into basin.

Placed Mr. Sydney Sylvester, Chief Artificer Engineer, under arrest for being absent from his place of duty since 10.30am, during a dockyard refit in war time.



LOGS FOR SEPTEMBER 1914


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1 September 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

am&pm: Employed returning torpedoes.

11.10am: Black typhoon signals hoisted.

11.40am: Furled awnings.

12.30pm: Discharged Mr. Sylvester (Chief Artificer Engineer) to hospital. [see 17th September]

2.30pm: HMS Kennet, HMS Jed & HMS Chelmer left basin.


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2 September 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

10.20am: Typhoon E to NE of Colony.

1.15pm: Employed fitting sweeping gear.


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3 September 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

8.15am: Employed fitting sweeping gear and drawing stores.

2.20pm: Typhoon signals N of Colony.

5.50pm: Flotilla sailed.


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4 September 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

5.20am: Typhoon signals hauled down.

7.15am: HMS Clio arrived.

8.20am: Employed working about sweeping gear & drawing stores.

1.15pm: Employed drawing torpedoes.

4.30pm: Special leave to watch till 6.30am.


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5 September 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

6.30am: Hoisted in torpedoes.

8.10am: Employed drawing war-heads.

11.30am: Spread awnings.

pm: Hands to make & mend clothes.

1.15pm: Leave to watch till 7am.


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6 September 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

1.15pm: Leave to watch till 6.30am.

5.50pm: Sub-Lieut Hills left ship and joined HMS Clio.


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7 September 1914

Hong Kong [& at sea]

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

8.20am: Japanese cruisers Nisshin and Kasaga [Kasagi] arrived.

9.00am: Carried out basin trial.

10.15am: Left basin & carried out steam trial.

11.55am: Secured to No. 9 buoy.

12.30pm: Commenced coaling. (Received 70 tons).

6.05pm: Slipped & proceeded to patrol line.


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8 September 1914

Hong Kong [& at sea]

Lat 22.22, Long 114.23

5.45am: Proceeded on search in Mirs Bay and Port Shelter.

10.00am: Japanese Kasaga [Kasagi] & Nisshin passed to Eastward.

10.50am: Came to in Signal Bay. Landed casks to D'Aguilar Station.

11.45am: Weighed & anchored in Taitam Bay.

5.00pm: Weighed & proceeded into Hong Kong.

5.50pm: Stopped & sent 1 AB (sick) to HMS Tamar.

6.20pm: Proceeded on patrol.


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9 September 1914

Hong Kong [& at sea]

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

7.00am: Proceeded into harbour.

7.40am: Secured to No. 5A buoy.

11.30am: Mr Mallett, Gunner, joined from SS Hang Sang.

5.50pm: Slipped & proceeded.

pm: On patrol.


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10 September 1914

Hong Kong [& at sea]

Lat 22.22, Long 114.23

7.15am: Came to in Taitam Bay.

4.00pm: Read Articles of War.

6.20pm: Weighed & proceeded on patrol.


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11 September 1914

Hong Kong [& at sea]

Lat 22.22, Long 114.23

8.20am: Came to in Taitam Bay.

5.45pm: Proceeded on Patrol.


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12 September 1914

Hong Kong [& at sea]

Lat 22.22, Long 114.23

6.50am: Came to in Taitam Bay.

1.45pm: Weighed & proceeded as requisite on Patrol line.

5.30pm: Came to in Taitam Bay.

6.20pm: Weighed & proceeded on Patrol.


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13 September 1914

Hong Kong [& at sea]

Lat 22.23, Long 114.18

7.10am: Came to Taitam Bay.

10.30am: Weighed & proceeded to Deepwater Bay.

11.30am: Came to.

5.00pm: Weighed & proceeded.

5.45pm: Came to.

7.20pm: Weighed & proceeded on Patrol.

8.15pm: Searched SS Tasurgan[??] Maru.


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14 September 1914

Hong Kong [& at sea]

Lat 22.22, Long 114.23

7.40am: Came to Taitam Bay.

6.00pm: Black Typhoon Signals hoisted.

7.00pm: Weighed & proceeded.

7.50pm: Came to in Taitam Tuk.


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15 September 1914

Hong Kong [& at sea]

Lat 22.22, Long 114.23

4.35am: Wind veered to NW with squalls and rain.

7.30am: Typhoon signals hauled down.

12.30pm: Weighed & proceeded into harbour.

2.25pm: Secured to No. 5A buoy.

7.30pm: Slipped & proceeded.

8.30pm: Escorted patrol launches into Taitam Tuk.

10.15pm: Proceeded on patrol.


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16 September 1914

Hong Kong [& at sea]

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

6.15am: Came to Taitam Tuk.

7.25am: Weighed & proceeded to Hong Kong.

8.45am: Arrived Hong Kong. Secured to 5A buoy.

9.00am: Commenced coaling.

3.15pm: Finished coaling. 82 tons.

5.50pm: HMS Hampshire arrived.

6.15pm: Slipped & proceeded on patrol.


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17 September 1914

Hong Kong [& at sea]

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

7.00am: Proceeded into Hong Kong.

8.30am: Secured to 5A buoy. Found HMS Minotaur in harbour.

10.30am: Commodore Robert H. Anstruther CMG of HMS Tamar cautioned Mr Sydney Sylvester, Chief Artificer Engineer, for drinking to excess thus producing illness. [Signed] Sydney Sylvester

6.00pm: Slipped & proceeded on Patrol.


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18 September 1914

Hong Kong [& at sea]

Lat 22.23, Long 114.18

6.45am: Came to. Anchor bearings: Cape Collinson N46°W; D’Aguilar Light House S42°W.

9.20am: Weighed & proceeded.

11.00am: Came to Deepwater Bay.

4.15pm: Weighed & proceeded.

5.35pm: Came to in Deepwater Bay.

6.30pm: HMS Minotaur & HMS Hampshire passed to eastward.

8.15pm: Weighed & proceeded on patrol.


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19 September 1914

Hong Kong [& at sea]

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

6.35am: Proceeded into Hong Kong.

7.15am: Secured to 5A buoy.

9.00am: Commenced coaling.

Noon: Finished coaling. 65 tons.

1.15pm: Leave to watch till 4.30pm.

6.20pm: Slipped & proceeded to Patrol line.


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20 September 1914

Hong Kong [& at sea]

Lat 22.23, Long 114.18

am: On patrol in Mirs Bay.

11.30am: Came to Deepwater Bay.

6.30pm: Weighed & proceeded on Patrol.


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21 September 1914

Hong Kong [& at sea]

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

6.30am: Replaced gear. Spread awnings.

8.20am: Arrived in basin. Secured to wall.

8.35am: HMS TB.036 secured alongside.

am: Employed returning boats & re-fitting boats falls. Stripped topsail yard.

3.10pm: HMS Fame sailed.

4.15pm: Furled awnings. (Black typhoon signals).


[From 22nd September to 5th October, Leave to Watch from about 5pm to about 6.30am most days]


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22 September 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

6.30am: Typhoon signals hauled down.

8.30am: Spread awnings.

1.15pm: Employed drawing stores.


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23 September 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

8.40am: Employed cleaning torpedoes.

9.00am: Employed re-fitting.


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24 September 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

am&pm: Employed re-fitting.

1.15pm: Hoisted out 2 pt [part?] berthon boats davits.

3.30pm: Japanese cruiser Tsushima arrived.


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25 September 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

am&pm: Employed re-fitting.


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26 September 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

1.15pm: Hands to make & mend clothes.


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27 September 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2


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28 September 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

am&pm: Employed re-fitting.

9.15am: HMS TB.036 sailed & HMS TB.038 secured alongside.


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29 September 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

am: Employed re-fitting.

9.15am: Japanese cruiser Tsushima sailed.


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30 September 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2


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LOG BOOK – 1ST OCTOBER TO 30th NOVEMBER 1914


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[Front page of log book split over 2 scanned pages]

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LOGS FOR OCTOBER 1914


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1 October 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

10.45am: Drew boats from boat shed.


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2 October 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

8.15am: Employed painting & drawing collision heads.

8.30am: Carried out basin trial.

2.00pm: Employed painting & refitting.


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3 October 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

pm: Hands to make & mend clothes.


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4 October 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2


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5 October 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

6.15am: Furled awnings.

8.10am: Left basin & secured to No. 9 buoy.

9.15am: Employed coaling.

11.45am: Finished coaling (40 tons).

1.15pm: Employed returning torpedoes.


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6 October 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

7.20am: HMS Fame arrived.

am: Employed returning Mark [blank] torpedoes & drawing Mark VII torpedoes.

10.50am: Commenced coaling.

1.10pm: Finished coaling (17 tons).

1.30pm: Employed drawing warheads & stowing provisions.

5.35pm: HMS Fame left.

6.30pm: Sub-Lieutenant G. Stopford Sackville joined ship from HMS Virago.


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7 October 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

7.00am: Employed shipping warheads.

8.45am: HMS Rosario left.

am: Employed cleaning torpedoes & fitting torpedo pistols.

9.00am: Raised steam in No. 2 boiler.

10.45am: Swung ship for deviation of compass.

11.30am: Charged torpedoes.

2.00pm: Employed charging torpedoes & clearing ship for action.

5.00pm: Leave to Chief & 1st class Petty Officers till 11pm.


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8 October 1914

Hong Kong to Manila

Lat 21.3, Long 115.2 [DR]

5.35am: Slipped & proceeded, course & speeds as req. for leaving harbour.

6.30am: Passed two Prizes under escort of HMS Empress of Japan entering harbour.

7.00am: Took station on starboard beam of HMS Himalaya two cables.

9.00am: Employed preparing torpedoes.

12.05pm: Detached to examine steamer.

12.40pm: Ascertained steamer to be SS Hin Sang, Sandakan to Hong Kong.

12.45pm: Proceeded to close Himalaya.

2.30pm: Took station 2 cables on starboard beam Himalaya.

4.00pm: Exercised Fire Stations.

4.35pm: Detached to examine steamer.

5.30pm: Ascertained steamer to be SS Tean, to Hong Kong. Proceeded to close Himalaya.

6.00pm: Port Rev. counter broke down.

6.40pm: Exercised Night Defence Stations.

7.45pm: Took station 2 cables on starboard beam Himalaya.

9.40pm: Detached to ascertain nature of steamer.

10.00pm: Ascertained steamer to be SS Indradeo, Helohelo[?] to Hong Kong. Proceeded to close Himalaya.

11.00pm: Starboard counter broke down.

11.40pm: Took station starboard beam of Himalaya.


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9 October 1914

Hong Kong to Manila

Lat 16.3, Long 118.9 [Obs]

6.20am: Detached to examine steamer.

7.15am: Ascertained steamer to be SS Taming, Hong Kong to Manila.

7.20am: Closed HMS Himalaya.

8.15am: Took station 2 cables on starboard beam Himalaya.

9.50am: Exercised guns crews at aiming drill.

10.42am: Stopped engines to clear water s~~~[service?] pipe.

10.46am: Pipe cleared & proceeded on course.

4.00pm: Exercised Collision Quarters.

7.15pm: La Monja Light 4 miles abeam.

8.25pm: Sighted Corregidor Light S80E.

11.40pm: Stopped on Patrol Line.


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10 October 1914

Off Manila

Lat 14.6, Long 120.2 [Obs]

3.45am: Proceeded to examine steamer.

3.56am: Stopped on Patrol Line.

5.30am: Closed HMS Himalaya and HMS Empress of Russia to transfer mails.

6.00am: Proceeded astern of Himalaya.

8.00am: Secured alongside Himalaya.

9.00am: Commenced coaling.

4.30pm: Completed coaling (90 tons).

5.00pm: Slipped & proceeded.

6.15pm: Stopped on Patrol Line.


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11 October 1914

Off Manila

Lat 14.4, Long 120.3 [DR]

5.15am: Closed HMS Empress of Russia for mails.

6.15am: Proceeded to stop SS Tai Sang British Steamer from Hong Kong & sent mails aboard her.

7.15am: Proceeded.

7.50am: Stopped.

8.00am: Formed astern of HMS Himalaya.

8.30am: Secured alongside Himalaya.

8.40am: Slipped from Himalaya, proceeded.

9.20am: Stopped. Banked fires in Nos. 2 & 3 boilers.

11.45am: Auxiliary steam pipe burst in No. 4 boiler room.

am: Lost overboard by accident Fenders, coir, 2 in No.

12.15pm: Lit fires in No.1 boiler, let fires die out in No. 4 boiler.

2.10pm: Proceeded & secured alongside Himalaya.

6.00pm: Slipped from alongside Himalaya. Proceeded, course as req. for Patrol Position.

7.50pm: Stopped.


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12 October 1914

Off Manila

Lat 14.0, Long 120.5 [Obs]

6.00am: Proceeded.

7.20am: Formed astern of HMS Himalaya.

7.40am: Stopped.

8.00am: Secured alongside Himalaya.

8.45am: Commenced coaling.

Noon: Completed coaling (30 tons).

4.35pm: Slipped from alongside Himalaya.

4.40pm: Proceeded.

pm: On patrol.


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13 October 1914

Off Manila

Lat 14.0, Long 120.5 [Obs]

6.00am: Proceeded as req. to HMS Himalaya.

7.40am: Secured alongside Himalaya.

9.30am: Commenced coaling.

10.45am: Completed coaling (Received 14 tons).

4.40pm: Slipped, course as req.

6.00pm: Stopped & boarded Tai Sang (British) for Amoy.

9.00pm: Proceeded on North Shore Patrol.

11.50pm: Resumed Patrol station.


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14 October 1914

Off Manila

Lat 14.0, Long 120.5 [Obs]

5.40am: Proceeded as req.

7.30am: Secured alongside HMS Himalaya.

9.30am: Commenced coaling.

10.00am: Finished coaling (Received 12½ tons).

10.10am: Slipped. Himalaya proceeded.

11.48am: Proceeded as req. to Himalaya.

12.15pm: Secured alongside Himalaya.

4.35pm: Slipped & proceeded.

pm: On patrol.


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15 October 1914

Off Manila

Lat 14.2, Long 120.5 [Obs]

4.40am: Proceeded as req.

7.40am: Secured alongside HMS Empress of Russia.

10.00am: Court of [‘Court of’ crossed out?] Enquiry held on board Empress of Russia on causes of burst steam pipe in No. 4 boiler room.

4.30pm: Slipped & proceeded.

pm: On patrol.

8.05pm: Challenged HMS Himalaya.

10.00pm: Challenged Empress of Russia.


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16 October 1914

Off Manila

Lat 13.7, Long 120.5 [Obs]

7.15am: Secured alongside HMS Himalaya.

9.00am: Commenced coaling.

10.20am: Finished coaling (Received 20 tons).

1.10pm: Slipped & proceeded.

2.20pm: Secured alongside HMS Empress of Russia. Transferred mails.

2.55pm: Slipped & proceeded.

4.00pm: Stopped. Sent mail to Himalaya.

4.10pm: Proceeded.

pm: On patrol.


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17 October 1914

Off Manila

Lat 14.1, Long 120.4 [Obs]

0.50am: Challenged HMS Himalaya.

7.20am: Secured alongside Himalaya.

9.15am: Commenced coaling.

10.50am: Completed coaling (Received 22 tons).

4.35pm: Slipped & proceeded.

7.00pm: Examined steamer.

pm: On patrol.


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18 October 1914

Off Manila

Lat 14.0, Long 120.4 [Obs]

5.10am: Proceeded to HMS Empress of Russia.

6.25am: Stopped. Sent mail to Empress of Russia. Received mails from HMS Empress of Japan.

7.30am: Proceeded.

9.20am: Secured alongside HMS Himalaya.

4.35pm: Slipped from Himalaya & proceeded.

6.15pm: Stopped.

pm: On patrol.


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19 October 1914

Off Manila

Lat 14.0, Long 120.4 [Obs]

6.55am: Secured alongside HMS Himalaya.

9.30am: Commenced coaling.

Noon: Completed coaling (Received 34½ tons).

4.05pm: Slipped from Himalaya.

6.20pm: Stopped.

pm: On patrol.


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20 October 1914

Off Manila

Lat 14.0, Long 120.4 [Obs]

7.00am: Secured alongside HMS Himalaya.

9.30am: Commenced coaling.

10.30am: Completed coaling (Received 13 tons).

11.30am: Medical Inspection.

4.50pm: Slipped from Himalaya.

6.25pm: Examined British steamer Taming for Hong Kong.

7.00pm: Stopped.

pm: On patrol.

11.00am: Proceeded & examined steamer. Exercised Night Defence Stations.

11.20pm: Ascertained steamer to be SS Fukoku Maru (Japan) for Dairen. [Dalian]


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21 October 1914

Off Manila

Lat 14.0, Long 120.4 [Obs]

5.25am: Proceeded.

6.50am: Secured alongside HMS Himalaya.

9.30am: Commenced coaling.

10.30am: Completed coaling (Received 15 tons).

4.50pm: Slipped from Himalaya.

5.00pm: Proceeded.

6.30pm: Stopped. On patrol.


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22 October 1914

Off Manila

Lat 14.0, Long 120.4 [Obs] [Longitude written as 126° but assuming 120° ]

1.30am: Proceeded to examine steamer entering.

1.55am: Resumed Patrol.

7.00am: Secured alongside HMS Himalaya.

9.30am: Commenced coaling.

10.30am: Completed coaling (Received 9 tons).

4.37pm: Slipped from Himalaya.

4.45pm: Proceeded.

7.50pm: Stopped.

pm: On patrol.


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23 October 1914

Off Manila

Lat 14.0, Long 120.4 [Estimate – assuming in same general location as previous days]

5.40am: Proceeded.

8.35am: Stopped.

9.00am: Proceeded.

10.30am: Stopped.

10.45am: Secured alongside HMS Empress of Japan.

11.35am: Commenced coaling.

2.15pm: Finished coaling (Received 7½ tons).

4.50pm: Slipped & proceeded.

6.30pm: Stopped.

pm: On patrol.


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24 October 1914

Off Manila

Lat 14.0, Long 120.4 [Estimate – assuming in same general location as previous days]

5.30am: Proceeded to HMS Himalaya.

5.55am: Received mail from Himalaya.

7.40am: Secured alongside HMS Empress of Japan.

9.00am: Commenced coaling.

11.30am: Finished coaling. 28 tons.

4.45pm: Slipped from Empress of Japan.

6.15pm: Stopped.

pm: On patrol.


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25 October 1914

Off Manila

Lat 14.0, Long 120.4 [Estimate – assuming in same general location as previous days]

1.00am: Proceeded to examine steamer. Ascertained her to be SS Aldenham (British).

5.30am: Proceeded.

6.40am: Secured alongside HMS Empress of Japan.

9.30am: Sighted grey ship off starboard quarter. Spread fires, exercised action.

10.00am: Secured, banked fires.

4.50pm: Slipped from Empress of Japan.

5.10pm: Stopped.

pm: On patrol.


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26 October 1914

Off Manila

Lat 14.0, Long 120.4 [Estimate – assuming in same general location as previous days]

5.45am: Proceeded to HMS Empress of Japan.

6.55am: Secured alongside Empress of Japan.

8.15am: Commenced coaling.

10.15am: Finished coaling. (26½ tons)

4.55pm: Slipped & proceeded.

6.30pm: Stopped on Patrol.

11.50pm: Course West.


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27 October 1914

Off Manila to Hong Kong

Lat 16.6, Long 118.8 [Obs]

3.12am: Kabangan [?Sabangan?] Light abeam 7 miles.

5.15am: Proceeded to examine steamer.

5.25am: Ascertained steamer to be SS Changsha (British), Manila to Hong Kong.

7.00am: Employed cleaning ship & spreading awnings.


[From 28th October to 30th November, Leave to Watch from about 4pm to about 6.30am and leave to part of the watch from about 4pm to about 11pm most days]


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28 October 1914

Manila to Hong Kong

Lat 21.7, Long 116.8 [Obs – Longitude correct?]

12.50pm: Sighted land on Port bow.

1.35pm: Altered course to examine steamer. Ascertained her to be P&O Intermediate[?].

2.40pm: Course as req. for entering harbour.

3.30pm: Proceeded into camber & secured alongside dockyard wall.

5.45pm: HMS TB.036 proceeded.


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29 October 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

1.20pm: Japanese cruiser sailed.

5.00pm: USS Wilmington arrived.

5.50pm: HMS TB.036 arrived.


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30 October 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

6.30am: HMS TB.035 left basin.

8.45am: Employed cleaning torpedoes, spare gear.

10.45am: HMS Otter removed from dry dock, & secured alongside Ribble in basin.

2.00pm: Employed cleaning torpedoes.


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31 October 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

7.30: Two Japanese Warships arrived (Vice-admiral).

8.00am: Employed returning small arms gear & aiming rifles to dockyard gun shop.

9.10am: Hands returned.

1.00pm: Paid monthly money.

5.45pm: HMS Fame left, HMS TB.035 arrived.



LOGS FOR NOVEMBER 1914


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1 November 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

7.15am: HMS Kennet arrived & secured in basin.


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2 November 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

6.30am: Japanese cruisers sailed.

7.45am: HMS TB.038 arrived in basin & secured alongside HMS Otter.

9.30am: HMS Moorhen left basin in tow.

1.45pm: HMS Whiting arrived & secured in basin.

2.00pm: Employed working on gun mountings.

3.45pm: USS Callao arrived.


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3 November 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

7.10am: HMS TB.035 left basin.

8.00am: Employed replacing foremost gun.

8.55am: HMS Rosario left harbour.

9.05am: HMS TB.038 removed from basin.

2.00pm: Employed dismounting after gun.

2.30pm: Discharged 2 Ratings to HMS Kennet.

4.30pm: 1 Rating joined ship.


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4 November 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

6.15am: Employed replacing after gun.

8.00am: Employed provisioning HMS Otter.

1.30pm: Employed provisioning & ammunitioning Otter.

[No leave today]


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5 November 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

am&pm: Employed in HMS Otter.

8.00am: Employed coaling Otter. (80 tons)

4.00pm: Sent care & maintenance party onboard Otter.

4.25pm: Shifted Otter to north side of North Wall.

[No leave today]


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6 November 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

8.00am: Sent working party to HMS Otter.

9.25am: Otter proceeded for steam trial.

2.15pm: Otter returned & secured to buoy.

3.40pm: Stokers working party returned from Otter.

4.45pm: Otter’s working party returned.

5.30pm: Discharged Sub-lieut. G.S. Sackville to Otter.

[No leave today]


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7 November 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

7.00am: USS Wilimington left harbour.

8.00am: Employed cleaning spare torpedoes & sponging out guns.

9.45am: Japanese Cruiser Ikoma arrived.

1.30pm: Discharged 1 signal & 1 wireless rating to HMS Otter.


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8 November 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2


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9 November 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

am&pm: Employed dismounting port gun.

10.30am: HMS Kennet secured alongside ship.


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10 November 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

am: Employed dismounting starboard gun & scraping ship's side.

2.00pm: Employed remounting starboard gun & preparing torpedo tubes for lifting.

3.00pm: HMS Rosario secured alongside north wall in basin.

6.50pm: Submarine C38 arrived.


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11 November 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

7.00am: HMS Otter left harbour.

7.30am: Lifted after torpedo tube.

am&pm: Employed scraping ship's side & working on after torpedo tube.


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12 November 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

8.00am: Employed scraping ship's side & working about torpedo tube. HMAMC [Armed Merchant Cruiser] Empress of Japan arrived.

8.30am: Sent 1 Leading Seaman to HMS Alacrity.

2.00pm: Half masted colours.

4.00pm: Rehoisted colours.

5.45pm: Japanese cruiser sailed.

[No leave today]


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13 November 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

5.45am: Submarine C36 left.

am&pm: Hands employed scraping ship's side.

8.50am: Submarine C38 arrived.


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14 November 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

7.50am: HMS Fame secured alongside HMS Kennet.

am: Employed red-leading ship's side.

10.00am: 1 Rating rejoined ship from HMS Tamar.

pm: Hands make & mend clothes.

3.45pm: SS Monmouthshire sailed with troops on board. Cheered ship.


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15 November 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

11.00am: Sub Lieut. G. Stopford Sackville rejoined ship.


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16 November 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

5.30am: Submarine C38 left basin.

am&pm: Employed scraping ship's side.

8.55am: HMS Fame left basin & secured to buoy.

1.15pm: Cox’n & 4 hands drawing mess traps.

1.40pm: HMS Virago secured alongside HMS Kennet.

5.10pm: HMS TB.037 left basin.

[No leave today]


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17 November 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

am&pm: Employed scraping ship's side.

1.00pm: Sui[?] Chinese cruiser arrived.


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18 November 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

am: Employed scraping ship's side & returning wire hawser.

pm: Employed scraping ship's side.


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19 November 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

7.15am: HMS Triumph arrived.

am: Employed scraping & red-leading ship's side.

2.00pm: Employed scraping ship's side, & painting side.

4.00pm: Mr. Driscoll Chief Artificer Engineer joined ship from Triumph.

4.30pm: HMS Kennet left basin.

[No leave today]


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20 November 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

am: Employed painting ship's side, & working on torpedoes.

1.45pm: Employed painting side, drawing rifles & aiming tubes.


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21 November 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

7.40am: HMS TB.037 arrived.

8.00am: Employed cleaning torpedoes, painting ship & drawing new leather[?] gear.

1.15pm: Hands make & mend clothes.

1.45pm: HMS Triumph secured alongside East wall in basin.

4.00pm: Discharged Sub Lieut. G. Stopford Sackville to TB.037.


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22 November 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

12.30pm: HMS Kennet sailed.


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23 November 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

9.30am: HMS Virago left basin. Foremost 12 pounder returned to ship from NOD [Naval Ordnance Dept?].

10.15am: HMS Whiting came into basin & secured alongside north wall.

11.00am: Discharged Mr. Sylvester Chief Artificer Engineer to HMS Triumph.

12.45pm: HMS Usk secured alongside.

2.00pm: Discharged 2 ratings to HMS Tamar.

6.00pm: SS Delta secured alongside north wall.


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24 November 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

6.30am: Employed getting up cordite.

8.00am: Russian cruiser Oreland [Orel?] arrived & saluted country with 21 guns.

8.15am: Employed scraping sponsons & foremost 12 pounder & about ammunition.

9.45am: HMS Usk went into dry dock.

11.30am: Read warrant Nos. 177 & 178.

1.30pm: Employed red-leading sponsons, returning ammunition for periodical test.


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25 November 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

8.20am: Employed drawing provisions from Kowloon.

8.50am: USS Wilmington arrived. 1 Rating discharged to Hospital.

10.50am: Provisioning party returned.

1.00pm: Held medical inspection.

2.00pm: Employed provisioning ship.


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26 November 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

8.00am: Shore battery returned salute of Russian cruiser.

8.30am: Employed painting ship & drawing cordite.

12.30pm: Held medical inspection on board.

2.00pm: Employed painting & clearing up upper deck.

4.15pm: HMS TB.038 left.


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27 November 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

6.55am: Coal lighter secured alongside.

7.15am: Commenced coaling.

12.45pm: Finished coaling (100 tons).

[No leave today]


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28 November 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

am: Employed drawing wires. 1 Stoker rating retained on board HMS Tamar sick. 1 Rating rejoined from Tamar.

10.45am: HMS Usk arrived in basin & secured alongside.

12.45pm: Held medical inspection on board.

pm: Hands make & mend clothes.


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29 November 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2


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30 November 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

12.30pm: Held medical inspection on board.

1.40pm: HMS Fame arrived & secured alongside North wall.


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LOG BOOK – 1ST DECEMBER 1914 TO 31st JANUARY 1915


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[Front page of log book split over 2 scanned pages]

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This is to certify that this is the original log of HMS Ribble for the period 1st December 14 – 31st January 1915

[Signed] R.W. Wilkinson Lieut – Commander

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HMS Blenheim 16 March 1915

Submitted, observing ... No remarks [Signed] JM Simpson Commander

HMS Amethyst 9 April 1915

Forwarded [Signed] CPR Coode Captain (D) Fifth Destroyer Flotilla

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BAROMETER

Aneroid

Name of Maker – Short & Mason (1454)

Thermometers for air temperatures

Whether in screen – No

Maker and No. S&A Caldwara



LOGS FOR DECEMBER 1914


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1 December 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

8.00am: Dressed ship Masthead Flags.

11.30am: Paid monthly money.

2.20pm: HMS Rosario arrived in basin. 1 Rating joined ship from hospital.

4.00pm: USS Callao arrived & secured to No. 9 buoy.

5.15pm: Landed Patrol.


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2 December 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

am: Employed cleaning out Picket House, fitting ladder to foremast.

8.15am: Commenced Basin trial.

12.30pm: Held medical inspection.

2.00pm: Employed fitting ladder to foremast.

2.15pm: Finished basin trial.

7.00pm: Leading Telegraphist rejoined ship from HMS Otter.


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3 December 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

10.00am: 1 Leading Stoker joined from HMS Tamar.

11.20am: Furled Quarterdeck awning & returned to yard, & drew new one.

1.45pm: Employed replacing fore yard & drawing cells & batteries.

5.00pm: 3 St~~~[Starboard or Stoker?] ratings joined ship for trial from HMS Tamar.


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4 December 1914

Hong Kong [& at sea]

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2 [Location at 12.50pm]

9.35am: Slipped from alongside & proceeded for trial.

11.45am: Proceeded into harbour

12.50pm: Arrived & secured alongside HMS Usk in basin.

1.35pm: HM Transport Delta sailed.

2.00pm: Employed spreading awnings.

4.30pm: Leave to watch till 6.30am, part of watch till 11pm.

6.05pm: 1 absentee apprehended & brought on board by Patrol.


[Entries for the following two days appear to have been written in the log book in the wrong order]


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6 December 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

am: Received 40 tons coal. [This is repeated on 5th so probably part of confusion over which day is which]

11.45am: Held medical inspection.

1.15pm: Leave to watch till 6.30am, part of watch till 11pm.

4.00pm: 1 signal rating joined ship from HMS Otter.

4.55pm: 2 Ratings joined ship from HMS Triumph.


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5 December 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

7.15am: Commenced coaling.

am: 2 hands to Kowloon with Gunner.

10.20am: Finished coaling (40 tons).

11.00am: HMS Triumph shifted to North Wall.

4.30pm: Discharged 4 ratings to HMS Tamar.


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7 December 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

8.30am: 2 ratings discharged to HMS Triumph.

8.45am: Employed preparing torpedoes & guns.

11.00am: Left basin & secured to No. 5 buoy.

1.30pm: Employed preparing torpedoes and provisioning ship.

2.00pm: Swung ship for compass adjustment.

2.15pm: 1 Rating joined ship.


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8 December 1914

Hong Kong [& at sea]

Lat 21.9, Long 113.9 [Estimate from location of Gap Rock]

6.00am: 2 Stoker ratings joined ship from HMS Triumph.

7.00am: Proceeded out of harbour.

9.00am: Employed securing gear for sea.

10.10am: Gap Rock [Wenwei Zhou] abeam.

12.45pm: Gap Rock abeam.

4.00pm: West Point abeam, proceeded into harbour.

4.35pm: Secured to Triumph buoy. Coal lighters came alongside.

5.10pm: Finished coaling (4 tons).


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9 December 1914

Hong Kong to Singapore

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

8.45am: Employed cleaning torpedoes. USS Wilmington removed to Taikoo Dock.

12.10pm: HMS Whiting arrived & secured to 5A buoy.

4.55pm: Slipped & proceeded, as req. for leaving harbour.

8.00pm: Gap Rock Light abeam.


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10 December 1914

Hong Kong to Singapore

Lat 19.0, Long 114.0 [Obs]


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11 December 1914

Hong Kong to Singapore

Lat 15.0, Long 113.1 [Obs]

9.00am: Employed restowing awnings & as req.


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12 December 1914

Hong Kong to Singapore

Lat 11.2, Long 110.6 [Obs]

7.30am: Employed spreading awnings.

4.00pm: Exercised Fire Stations.


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13 December 1914

Hong Kong to Singapore

Lat 7.6, Long 108.4 [DR]

10.40am: Sounded (50 fathoms). [Sounding during most of the rest of the day]

pm: Lost overboard by accident lead, 32 lbs, 1 in no.


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14 December 1914

Hong Kong to Singapore

Lat 3.3, Long 105.5 [Obs]

8.00am: Sighted land bearing S41E.

10.00am: Lost overboard by accident Neptune Rotator, log, 1 in no. & 70 fathoms log line.


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15 December 1914

Hong Kong to Singapore or at Singapore

Lat 1.47, Long 103.83

3.10am: Horsboro [Horsburgh] Light abeam 3½ miles.

5.00am: Sighted Fort Canning Light.

6.40am: Course as req. for entering harbour.

7.45am: Proceeded alongside coaling wharf. Commenced coaling

10.25am: Completed coaling (117 tons).

11.35am: Slipped from coaling wharf & proceeded alongside camber.

Noon: HMS Usk secured alongside.

pm: Hands make & mend clothes. Leave to watch from 4pm till 7am.

4.15pm: HMAMC Empress of Japan arrived.


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16 December 1914

Singapore

Lat 1.47, Long 103.83

8.45am: Employed cleaning torpedoes, & ship.

pm: Make & mend clothes.

8.10pm: HMS Cadmus left.


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17 December 1914

Singapore [& at sea]

Lat 1.47, Long 103.83

am: Lost overboard by accident spanner, steel, shifting, pair.

11.40am: Slipped & proceeded in company with HMS Usk.

2.35pm: Pulo [Pulau] Pisang abeam 5½ miles.

4.20pm: Pulo Sheilo [Sialo?] Light House abeam 8 miles.

6.45pm: Undan Light abeam 4 miles.

9.20pm: Cape Rachado Light abeam 6½ miles.

10.00pm: Sighted Pulo Arang Light.


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18 December 1914

Singapore to Penang

Lat 5.44, Long 100.35

1.10am: One Fathom Bank Light abeam.

7.30am: Employed spreading awning.

10.50am: Pulo Kendi abeam 4 miles.

11.10am: Pulo Rimau abeam.

11.20am: Course & speeds as req for entering harbour.

12.05pm: Proceeded.

12.20pm: Came to. In harbour French TBDs Fronde & Pistolet.

2.20pm: Coal lighters came alongside.

2.30pm: Commenced coaling.

5.15pm: Completed coaling (60 tons).

6.00pm: Weighed & proceeded.

7.10pm: Puchat Muker [Muka Head] abeam.


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19 December 1914

Penang to Colombo

Lat 5.8, Long 97.5 [Obs]

2.15am: Perak Island abeam 6 miles.

9.00am: Employed scraping & greasing carpenters stoppers & as req.

5.10pm: Sighted land S42W.

10.06pm: Pulo Weyo [Pulau Weh/We?] abeam 5 miles.

11.55pm: Ronda Island [Pulau Rondo?] 13 miles.


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20 December 1914

Penang to Colombo

Lat 6.0, Long 93.0 [Obs]

7.50am: Heavy rain storm passed.


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21 December 1914

Penang to Colombo

Lat 5.9, Long 88.5 [Obs]

4.00pm: Exercised Fire & Collision Quarters.


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22 December 1914

Penang to Colombo

Lat 5.8, Long 83.7 [Obs]

8.00am: Put clocks back ¾ hour.

10.00pm: Hambantota Light abeam.


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23 December 1914

Penang to Colombo or at Colombo

Lat 6.95, Long 79.85

1.30am: Dondra Head abeam 13 miles.

2.25am: Sighted Point de Galle Light N25W.

6.30am: Barberyn Light abeam 6 miles.

9.00am: Course & speeds as req. for entering harbour.

11.10am: Stopped & received Pilot on board.

11.15am: Proceeded into harbour.

11.20am: Came to with starboard anchor & secured stern to buoy alongside HMS Usk.

Noon: Coal lighters secured alongside.

4.00pm: Completed coaling, received 114 tons. Leave to watch till 7am.


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24 December 1914

Colombo

Lat 6.95, Long 79.85

8.45am: Employed spreading side screens & cleaning out boats.

4.00pm: Leave to watch till 7am.


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25 December 1914

Colombo

Lat 6.95, Long 79.85

9.30am: Read Prayers.

1.30pm: Leave to watch till 11pm.


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26 December 1914

Colombo to Aden

Lat 6.8, Long 78.9 [Obs/DR]

6.00am: Weighed & proceeded as req. for leaving harbour, in company with HMS Usk & collier SS Ark.

3.45pm: Closed on Ark.

4.45pm: Resumed original course & speed.


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27 December 1914

Colombo to Aden

Lat 6.9, Long 75.4 [Obs]

7.00pm: Darkened ship.


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28 December 1914

Colombo to Aden

Lat 7.0, Long 72.8 [Brgs]

6.15am: Course & speed as req. for going alongside collier SS Ark.

6.30am: Proceeded.

7.15am: Sighted land S15E.

9.45am: Course & speed as req. for going alongside Ark.

10.30am: Secured alongside Ark & commenced coaling.

Noon: Put clocks back ½ hour.

1.35pm: Completed coaling (40 tons).

1.40pm: Slipped from alongside collier & proceeded.

3.30pm: HMS Usk stopped.

5.00pm: Usk rejoined.


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29 December 1914

Colombo to Aden

Lat 8.0, Long 69.5 [Obs]

5.40pm: Proceeded to examine steamer.

6.15pm: Ascertained steamer to be SS City of Rangoon (British).

6.20pm: Proceeded course & speed as req. for rejoining HMS Usk.

8.00pm: Rejoined Usk.


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30 December 1914

Colombo to Aden

Lat 9.0, Long 66.3 [Obs]

9.00am: Employed fitting & splicing wire & as req.

5.10pm: Put clocks back ½ hour.

5.55pm: Altered course 16 points to rejoin Ark.

6.05pm: Altered course 16 points & proceeded.


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31 December 1914

Colombo to Aden

Lat 10.0, Long 63.0 [Obs]

1.30pm: Proceeded to examine steamer.

1.55pm: Ascertained steamer to be SS Frimley, British.

2.20pm: Rejoined HMS Usk.



LOGS FOR JANUARY 1915


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1 January 1915

Colombo to Aden

Lat 10.6, Long 59.9 [Obs]

5.30pm: Put clocks back ½ hour.


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2 January 1915

Colombo to Aden

Lat 11.4, Long 56.1 [Obs]

9.00am: Employed painting canvas & as req.


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3 January 1915

Colombo to Aden

Lat 12.4, Long 53.4 [Brgs]

1.00am: Sounded 100 fathoms.

2.20am: Sighted land bearing north.

3.00am: Sounded 34 fathoms.

6.00am: Ras Kat[t]anahan Head abeam 5 [miles?].

7.00am: Stopped.

7.55am: Secured alongside Ark.

9.00am: Put clocks back ½ hour.

11.00am: Completed coaling (60 tons).

11.20am: Slipped & proceeded.

5.50pm: Kal Farun Island abeam 1 mile.


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4 January 1915

Colombo to Aden

Lat 12.8, Long 48.3 [Obs]


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5 January 1915

Colombo to Aden or at Aden

Lat 12.83, Long 45.0

4.35am: Sighted Ras Mashad [Marshag?] Light S60W.

6.10am: Sighted Elephants Back Light.

7.00am: Course as req. for entering harbour.

7.15am: Came to with starboard anchor & secured alongside HMS Usk.

7.25am: HMS Empress of Russia arrived.

7.45am: Coal lighters secured alongside.

7.55am: Commenced coaling.

8.00am: Put clocks back ½ hour.

am: Ships in harbour HMAMC Himalaya & RIM Minto.

11.15am: Completed coaling (93 tons).

3.20pm: Discharged 1 Leading Stoker (Sick) & 1 Stoker to Himalaya.


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6 January 1915

Aden to Suez

Lat 12.6, Long 44.5 [Brgs]

8.00am: Weighed & proceeded, course & speed as req. for leaving harbour.

8.50am: Came to.

9.30am: Weighed & proceeded.

5.30pm: Perim Island Light abeam 3 miles.


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7 January 1915

Aden to Suez

Lat 15.6, Long 41.7 [Brgs]

1.50am: Abu Ail Island Light abeam 1 mile

4.50am: Passed HMS Empress of Asia.

8.00am: Zebayir [Zubair?] Light abeam 2½ miles.

am: Employed splicing wire strops & as req.

11.15am: Jebel Teir [Jabal al-Tayr?] abeam 2 miles.


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8 January 1915

Aden to Suez

Lat 19.5, Long 39.3 [Obs]

4.50pm: Wind shifted to WSW.

5.15pm: Sudden shift of wind to NbyW with rain.


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9 January 1915

Aden to Suez

Lat 23.1, Long 36.9 [Obs]

3.50pm: St. Johns Island abeam 12 miles.

5.00pm: Put clocks back 40 min.

10.00pm: Daedalus [Abu el-Kizan] Light abeam 2 miles.


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10 January 1915

Aden to Suez

Lat 27.1, Long 34.3 [Obs]

7.05am: Brothers [Ahkaween] Light abeam.

2.15pm: Shadwan Island abeam 2 miles.

4.50pm: Ashrafi Light abeam 2 miles.

8.05pm: Ras Gharib Light abeam 4½ miles.


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11 January 1915

[Aden to ]Suez to Port Said or at Port Said

Lat 29.93, Long 32.54

0.57am: Zafarana Light abeam 3 miles.

5.00am: Stopped.

5.05am: Proceeded, course as req. for entering harbour.

6.40am: Secured alongside coaling jetty.

7.00am: Commenced coaling.

am: Ship in harbour HMS Ocean.

10.00am: Discharged 1 Chief Engine Room Artificer (sick) to hospital.

10.35am: Completed coaling (40 tons).

12.30pm: Slipped from alongside & proceeded. Course as req. for entrance of canal.

1.40pm: Entered canal.

5.00pm: Passed HMS TB.045.

8.45pm: Arrived at Port Said, & secured stern to Admiralty Wharf.

pm: In harbour HMS Swiftsure & French Requin.


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12 January 1915

Port Said

Lat 31.26, Long 32.32

7.20am: Commenced coaling.

8.30am: Discharged 1 Stoker to HMS Swiftsure (sick).

8.45am: Employed cleaning spare torpedoes.

10.10am: Completed coaling (105 tons).

4.30pm: Special leave to watch till 6.30pm.


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13 January 1915

Port Said to Malta

Lat 31.8, Long 31.5 [Obs]

6.50am: Weighed and proceeded, course & speed as req. for leaving harbour.


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14 January 1915

Port Said to Malta

Lat 33.1, Long 26.5 [Obs – written as Lat 26°31’N Long 33°4’E but that places the ship in the desert not far from Luxor, assuming Lat and Long wrong way round]

4.50pm: Heavy rain storm passed.

8.00pm: Put clocks back ½ hour.


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15 January 1915

Port Said to Malta

Lat 34.2, Long 22.0 [Obs]

am&pm: Employed shifting coal.

4.55pm: Turned head to sea.

5.10pm: Resumed course.

5.55pm: Put clocks back ½ hour.


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16 January 1915

Port Said to Malta

Lat 35.3, Long 16.8 [Obs]

9.00am: Employed about guns & torpedoes.

5.55pm: Sighted searchlights W by N.


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17 January 1915

Port Said to Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.52

7.10am: Course as req. for entering harbour.

7.50am: Secured alongside Machinery Wharf.

10.00am: Employed re-stowing ammunition ~

11.00am: Discharged 3 ratings (sick).

4.30pm: Leave to watch till 7am.


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18 January 1915

Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.52

8.00am: Tug came alongside & shifted ship outside of HMS Usk.

9.00am: Employed drawing & returning stores.

10.00am: Discharged 2 Stoker ratings to hospital.

1.30pm: Employed drawing & returning stores & ammunition.

4.30pm: Leave to watch till 7am.

5.45pm: 1 Stoker Petty Officer & 2 Stokers joined ship.


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19 January 1915

Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.52

8.00am: General leave to Starboard watch till 8am Thursday [Today is Tuesday]. Submarine B.10 docked.

8.10am: Ribble docked.

8.25am: Employed on survey of cable.

9.30am: HMS Mosquito arrived.

1.30pm: Employed refitting gear & as req.

7.00pm: Special leave to part of watch till 11pm.


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20 January 1915

Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.52

8.30am: Employed scraping & red-leading cable lockers.

1.30pm: Employed drawing charts & restowing cable.

3.55pm: 1 Stoker rating rejoined ship from hospital.

7.00pm: Special leave to part of watch till 11pm.


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21 January 1915

Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.52

8.00am: General leave to Port watch from 8am till 8am Saturday [Today is Thursday].

9.00am: Employed drawing paint & as req.


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22 January 1915

Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.52

7.25am: Commenced flooding dock.

8.30am: Employed cleaning ship & drawing provisions. Undocked & placed alongside HMS Usk. Machinery Wharf.

1.15pm: Employed stowing provisions.

6.00pm: Special leave to watch till 11pm.


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23 January 1915

Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.52

pm: Special leave to watch from 4.30 till 7am, part of watch till 11pm.


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24 January 1915

Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.52

8.10am: Coal lighter secured alongside.

8.20am: Commenced coaling.

am: Part of watch painting ship.

11.50am: Completed coaling, 130 tons.

pm: Special leave to watch from 2pm to 7am, part of watch till 11pm.


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25 January 1915

Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.52

7.00am: Tug came alongside.

8.00am: Towed out of Dockyard creek & secured to No. 4 buoy.

1.15pm: French Cruiser Paris arrived.

1.30pm: Swung ship for adjustment of compasses.

3.00pm: 3 Stoker ratings joined ship, 14 ratings joined ship for passage.

4.30pm: French AMC La Lorraine sailed. Slipped from buoy & secured alongside Parlatorio wharf.

pm: Special leave to watch from 5 till 11pm.


[From British Empire Dockyards map of Malta harbour showing location of Parlatorio wharf]



THE VOYAGES OF HMS RIBBLE
Operations in the Dardanelles

JP map Ribble Dardanelles

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26 January 1915

Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.52

9.50am: French TBDs Pontinas [Pertuisane?], Temeraire, Pierrier and TBs 323 & 324 sailed.

10.00am: Discharged 3 ratings to HMS Egmont for HMS Hussar.

2.00pm: Employed cleaning small arms & as req. French TBs 233 & 238 arrived.

5.00pm: Slipped & proceeded as req. for leaving harbour.


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27 January 1915

Malta to Tenados [Bozcaada]

Lat 36.1, Long 20.7 [Obs]

am: Lost overboard by accident in bad weather: coal bags, 2 hundredweight, 4 in no.; spanners, steel, 1 in no.; Hoses, canvas, no. 3 size, 40 ft, 1 in no.; Oil, olive in cask, iron, 25 gals, 1 in no.

7.30am: Employed striking down coal.

5.45pm: Altered course to avoid steamer.

6.17pm: Cape Matapan Light abeam 1 mile.

7.20pm: Passed Russian Cruiser Askold.

10.35pm: Belo Pulo Light abeam.


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28 January 1915

Malta to Tenedos

Lat 39.2, Long 25.1 [Brgs]

1.17am: San Giorgio [Agios Georgios?] Light abeam 8 miles.

2.05am: Cape Tamelos abeam 3½ [miles?].

2.50am: St. Nikolo [Agios Nikolaos?] Light abeam 1½ miles.

4.31am: Phassa[?] Head abeam 3 miles.

6.04am: Sighted Lithari Light N5W.

8.10am: Secured astern of HMS Inflexible in Trebuki Harbour [Ormos Tristomo, Skyros].

9.00am: Employed cleaning torpedoes & as req.

9.40am: Slipped & proceeded.

10.00am: Lithari Light abeam ½ mile.

1.08pm: Cape Thascoli abeam 12 miles.

3.05pm: Sighted Tenedos N50E.

4.15pm: Stopped, discharged ratings & mails to HMS Blenheim.

4.40pm: Proceeded as req.

4.50pm: Came to. Anchor bearings: Gadaro [Mikros Gaidaro] Light S57E; Mount Elias S5W.


[Map from Naval Operations by Sir Julian Corbett showing Dardanelles and nearby islands]


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29 January 1915

Tenedos

Lat 39.86, Long 26.05 [Estimate from above anchor bearings]

6.45am: 2 destroyers arrived from Patrol & secured alongside collier.

7.30am: HMS Grasshopper & HMS Basilisk arrived.

10.10am: Weighed & proceeded.

10.25am: Secured alongside collier.

12.30pm: Recommenced[?] coaling.

12.55pm: Securing hawsers carried away, slipped stern hawsers & proceeded.

1.15pm: Secured alongside collier, recommenced coaling.

4.50pm: Completed coaling (received 88 tons). Slipped & proceeded.

5.15pm: Came to. Anchor bearings: Gadaro Light S61E; Mount Elias S3W


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30 January 1915

Tenedos

Lat 39.86, Long 26.05 [Estimate from above anchor bearings]

7.20am: HMS Colne & HMS Chelmer arrived & secured to collier.

7.30am: HMS Welland sailed.

8.00am: Put clocks on 1 hour.

11.30pm: Welland arrived.

1.15pm: Weighed & proceeded for C Patrol.

2.00pm: HMS Grasshopper & HMS Basilisk passed, proceeding to A Patrol.

4.00pm: Welland joined C Patrol.


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31 January 1915

Off Dardanelles

Lat 40.00, Long 26.05 [Brgs]

am: On patrol.

8.05am: Proceeded to investigate small sailing craft – Greek.

8.40am: Returned to Patrol.

10.00am: Searched Greek Sailing vessel, bound from Imbros to Mitylene, cargo (grain[?])

pm: On D patrol with HMS B11 [submarine] and HMS Welland.


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LOGS FOR FEBRUARY 1915


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This is to certify that this is the original log of HMS Ribble for the period of February 1st – February 28th

[Signed] R. Wilkinson Lieut. Commander

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1 February 1915

Off Dardanelles

Lat 39.8, Long 26.0 [Estimate from anchor bearings]

am: On patrol.

7.25am: Proceeded course as req. for anchorage.

8.35am: Secured alongside collier, & commenced coaling.

10.00am: HMS Dublin arrived.

10.50am: Completed coaling (43 tons), slipped from collier & proceeded.

11.20am: Came to. Anchor bearings: West Point of Tenedos N45W.

3.30pm: Dublin sailed.


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2 February 1915

Off Tenedos

Lat 39.8, Long 26.0

9.00am: HMS Renard arrived.

10.30am: HMS Dublin arrived.

Noon: Tenedos Southern anchorage.

2.00pm: Weighed & proceeded.

2.20pm: Ponente Light abeam 2 miles.

3.20pm: Madro[?Mavro?] Island abeam 2¼ miles.

4.00pm: Course as req. for Patrol.


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3 February 1915

Off Tenedos

Lat 39.8, Long 26.0

8.00am: Proceeded as req. for anchorage.

9.50am: Arrived.

10.15am: Came to. Anchor bearings: West Point Tenedos N45W; Mount Elias N54E.

10.50am: Employed securing gear on upper deck.

Lost overboard during heavy weather: Grass line, 4”, 115 fathoms; Reels, one, for same; Broxburn oil, Drum, 20 gallons; charging pipe for torpedo. [Wind force since noon previous day 7 or 8; state of sea up to 7 – waves up to 15 feet]

3.30pm: HMS Dublin arrived.

4.00pm: Destroyers on night Patrol sailed[?].


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4 February 1915

Off Tenedos

Lat 39.8, Long 26.0

6.25am: HMS Kennet sailed.

7.30am: HMS Dublin sailed.

9.05am: HMS Basilisk & HMS Grasshopper arrived.

10.15am: Employed cleaning spare torpedoes & scrubbing mess decks.


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5 February 1915

Off Tenedos

Lat 39.83, Long 26.08 [Estimate from bearings at 12.20pm]

6.25am: Weighed & proceeded.

6.50am: Course & speed as req. for Patrol.

7.35am: Proceeded to close HMS Blenheim.

8.10am: Stopped, sent mail to Blenheim. Submarine AE2 arrived.

8.20am: Proceeded, course & speed as req. for Patrol.

9.10am: Came to off Tenedos, landed stewards.

10.40am: Stewards returned, weighed & proceeded to close Blenheim.

11.20am: Stopped, communicated with Blenheim.

11.30am: Proceeded, course & speed as req. for Patrol.

12.20pm: Came to. Anchor bearings: Right edge of Fort N84W; Gadaro Light N55E; Left edge Rabbit Island N10W.

4.10pm: Weighed & proceeded.

4.15pm: Stopped.

5.20pm: Course & speed as req. for Patrol.

6.00pm: Stopped – Received letter from HMS Welland.


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6 February 1915

Off Dardanelles

Lat 40.04, Long 26.08 [Brgs]

2.00am: Proceeded, course & speed as req. to examine northern anchorage.

2.30pm: Arrived & examined anchorage.

3.15am: Rejoined Patrol.

5.15am: Boarded Greek sailing vessel Ika[?] Nikola 6 miles north of Gadaro Light.

5.35am: Proceeded, course & speed as req. for Day Patrol.

7.25am: Stopped on Day Patrol.

9.00am: Employed scrubbing mess decks.

11.45am: Aired bedding.

3.30pm: Restowed bedding.

5.00pm: Submarine AE2 slipped from buoy & proceeded to anchorage.

6.00pm: Proceeded on Patrol.


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7 February 1915

Off Tenedos

Lat 39.8, Long 26.0

7.15am: Proceeded, course as req. for anchorage.

8.40am: Came to. Tenedos Southern Anchorage.

9.05am: Weighed & proceeded alongside collier.

9.20am: Commenced coaling.

12.40am: Completed coaling (70 tons), slipped & proceeded to anchorage.

1.00pm: Came to.


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8 February 1915

Off Tenedos

Lat 39.8, Long 26.0

6.40am: HMS Welland sailed.

9.00am: Aired night clothing.

9.30am: Employed refitting coaling gear & cleaning aiming rifles.

11.30am: Discharged 1 Stoker rating to HMS Blenheim (sick).

12.15pm: 3 Stoker ratings rejoined from Blenheim.

4.20pm: Weighed & proceeded to A Patrol.


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9 February 1915

Off Tenedos

Lat 39.8, Long 26.0

2.00am: HMS Usk resumed position ahead.

7.00am: Proceeded to Tenedos.

7.15am: Passed Submarine AE2.

10.20am: Proceeded alongside collier.

10.30am: Commenced coaling.

11.30am: Completed coaling (20 tons). Lost 1 coal bag.

12.10pm: Came to. Tenedos Southern anchorage.

3.30pm: 2 Ratings joined ship from HMS Mosquito.

5.30pm: French Cruiser Admiral Carner [Amiral Charner] arrived.

7.55pm: Admiral Carnier sailed.


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10 February 1915

Off Tenedos

Lat 39.8, Long 26.0

7.10am: HMS Inflexible arrived.

10.00am: Employed painting guns.

7.00pm: Inflexible sailed.


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11 February 1915

Off Tenedos

Lat 39.86, Long 26.05 [Estimate from anchor bearings]

6.30am: Weighed & proceeded.

7.45am: Came to. Anchor bearings: Gadaro Light S69E; East end of Rabbit Island N4E

9.40am: HMS Welland passed, heading towards Dardanelles. Employed stowing ammunition at guns and cleaning torpedoes.

11.00am: Employed scrubbing & washing clothes.

3.00pm: Weighed & proceeded.

3.40pm: Stopped off HMS Vengeance, Interpreter came aboard.

3.50pm: Proceeded.

4.15pm: Stopped, landed Interpreter at Tenedos.

5.35pm: Proceeded to close Vengeance.

6.00pm: Stopped.

6.10pm: Proceeded, course & speed as req. for C Patrol.

7.05pm: Joined HMS Usk, took station astern.


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12 February 1915

Off Dardanelles

Lat 40.02, Long 26.07 [Brgs]

1.00am: Proceeded, course as req. to examine northern anchorage.

2.05pm: Resumed patrol, took station astern of HMS Usk.

6.45am: Course & speed as req. for D Patrol.

7.00am: Passed HMS Jed & HMS Kennet.

7.40am: Stopped on D Patrol. Submarine AE2 arrived.

9.45am: Employed cleaning small arms and as req.

11.30am: Kum Kali [Kumkale] Fort fired 2 rounds (blank).

3.00pm: Closed Submarine AE2.

5.00pm: Submarine AE2 proceeded to Tenedos.

5.45pm: Proceeded to B Patrol.


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13 February 1915

Off Tenedos

Lat 39.86, Long 26.05 [Estimate from anchor bearings]

2.00am: Took station astern of HMS Usk.

6.50am: Proceeded.

8.20am: Stopped, came to. Anchor bearings: Gadaro Light S65E; Mount Elias S1W.

11.30am: HMS Vengeance sailed.

1.00pm: Weighed & proceeded alongside collier.

1.10pm: Commenced coaling.

3.00pm: Discharged Mr. Mallett (Gunner) sick to HMS Cornwallis.

3.35pm: Completed coaling (54 tons).

3.50pm: Came to. South anchorage.

7.10pm: HMS Mosquito arrived.


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14 February 1915

Off Tenedos

Lat 39.8, Long 26.0

6.30am: HMS Grasshopper sailed.

8.15am: HMS Dublin arrived.

2.00pm: HMS Welland & HMS Wear sailed.


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15 February 1915

Off Tenedos

Lat 39.8, Long 26.0

7.30am: HMS Dublin arrived.

9.30am: Employed rigging target & preparing aiming rifles.

1.50pm: HMS Cornwallis & Flotilla shifted to north side of island.

3.00pm: Weighed & proceeded.

3.15pm: Carried out .303 practice with HMS Usk.

4.30pm: Completed practice proceeded to A Patrol.


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16 February 1915

Off Tenedos

Lat 39.86, Long 26.05 [Estimate from anchor bearings at 1.15pm]

6.40am: Proceeded, course as req. for northern anchorage.

8.30am: Came to. Anchor bearings Mount Elias S32E; Gadaro Light S60E; Ponente Light S75W

9.30am: Weighed & proceeded to collier, & secured alongside.

9.55am: Commenced coaling.

10.30am: Competed coaling (27 tons), shipped & proceeded alongside Hindukoosh[?] to draw 125 gallons oil.

12.15pm: Slipped & proceeded to anchorage.

1.15pm: Came to. Anchor bearings Mount Elias S10W; Gadaro Light S50E; Ponente Light S40W

6.20pm: HMS Vengeance sailed.


[The next 2 days were entered in log in the wrong order and have been put into chronological order]


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17 February 1915

Off Tenedos

Lat 39.86, Long 26.05 [Estimate from anchorage bearing on 16th]

6.45am: HMS Vengeance & HMS Triumph arrived.

7.00am: Employed preparing whaler for getting sand.

8.00am: Supply ship Dago arrived.

8.30am: HMS Ark Royal arrived.

9.00am: Employed rigging defences for fore bridge & gun platforms.

1.30pm: HMS Usk sailed.

2.00pm: Seaplanes carried out reconnaissance of Dardanelles defences.

4.30pm: Usk arrived.

6.30pm: Triumph sailed.


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18 February 1915

Off Tenedos

Lat 40.03, Long 26.13 [Estimate from noon bearing and distance]

6.30am: HMS Usk sailed.

7.00am: HMS Vengeance & HMS Triumph arrived.

8.15am: Weighed & proceeded to southern anchorage.

9.00am: Came to.

10.30am: Weighed & proceeded with spotting party from Triumph; course & speed as req. for entrance of Dardanelles.

Noon: Examining enemy's defences.

Noon: True bearing and distance: Cape Helles N85E 2 miles.

1.25pm: Proceeded for Southern anchorage.

2.30pm: Stopped, communicated with HMS Cornwallis.

3.05pm: Came to.

4.40pm: Weighed & proceeded, course & speeds as req. for C Patrol.

6.10pm: Took station astern of HMS Usk.


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19 February 1915

Off Dardanelles

Lat 40.01, Long 26.01 [Brgs]

1.25am: Visited northern anchorage.

2.15am: Returned to Patrol line.

3.05am: Rejoined HMS Usk, took station astern.

6.40am: Stopped – Allied Fleet taking up positions prior to bombardment of Forts Seddul [Sedd el] Bahr & Kum Kale.

7.50am: Forts opened fire (3 rounds).

9.00am: Joined 1st Division TBDs.

9.50am: HMS Cornwallis & HMS Triumph opened fire on the enemy.

10.00am: Employed rigging defences fore bridge & gun platforms.

pm: Bombardment continued by HMS Triumph, HMS Cornwallis, HMS Vengeance, HMS Inflexible & 2 French Battleships.

3.45pm: HMS Agamemnon arrived.

4.00pm: HMS Queen Elizabeth arrived.

4.15pm: Forts joined action with Inflexible, Cornwallis, Agamemnon, Vengeance & French squadron.

5.30pm: Bombardment ceased.

5.45pm: HMS Albion, HMS Amethyst & 7 mine sweepers joined squadron.

5.50pm: Took up A Patrol position.


[For more details of the bombardment including a map see Chapter IX of Naval Operations by Sir Julian Corbett]


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20 February 1915

Off Dardanelles

Lat 40.03, Long 26.08 [Brgs]

am&pm: On patrol

4.50pm: Proceeded, course as req. for northern anchorage [Tenedos].

6.05pm: Came to.

6.20pm: Battle Fleet sailed.


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21 February 1915

Off Tenedos

Lat 39.86, Long 26.05 [Estimate from anchor bearings]

7.15am: French Hospital ship arrived.

8.10am: Weighed & proceeded alongside collier.

8.30am: Commenced coaling.

10.00am: HMS Amethyst arrived.

10.15am: 1st Division Battle Squadron arrived.

10.30am: 2nd Division Battle Squadron & French Squadron arrived.

11.25am: Completed coaling (68 tons). Slipped from collier.

11.55am: Came to: Anchor bearings: Mount Elias S10E; Gadaro Light S66E.

3.00pm: Amethyst anchored ahead.

4.30pm: Weighed & proceeded to A patrol.

5.00pm: HMS Irresistible arrived.

5.45pm: Arrived on Patrol line.


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22 February 1915

Off Dardanelles

Lat 40.58, Long 26.75 [Brgs]

7.00am: HMS Usk proceeded.

7.30am: Proceeded as req. to join HMS Amethyst.

10.30am: Took station 4 cables astern of Amethyst,

10.50am: Course & speed as req. for reconnoitring enemy's position.

11.00am: Exercised action.

pm: Course & speeds as req. for carrying out reconnaissance.

4.00pm: Took station on starboard quarter Amethyst, 1 mile.

4.15pm: Opened to 1½ miles.

5.00pm: Stopped[?].

5.30pm: Exercised action.

6.00pm: Opened fire on enemy's transport column (5 rounds).

6.20pm: Took station 2 cables astern of Amethyst.

pm: On patrol.


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23 February 1915

Off Dardanelles

Lat 40.58, Long 26.73 [Brgs]

2.45am: Turned 16 points to port in succession.

am: On patrol.

8.45am: Took station on line of bearing S60E from HMS Amethyst 1½ miles. Course as req. for reconnaissance.

9.40am: Employed painting life buoys, stowing lumber racks and as req.

5.30pm: Completed reconnaissance, took station 2 cables astern of Amethyst.

pm: On patrol.


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24 February 1915

Off Dardanelles

Lat 40.58, Long 26.70 [Brgs]

9.10am: Took station 1 mile on starboard beam of HMS Amethyst.

9.25am: Opened to 1½ miles.

9.30am: Employed cleaning spare torpedoes & rigging Fore Bridge awning. Course & speeds as req. for reconnaissance.

11.00am: Approached land to examine Fort Napoleon & Megola Dabba battery, no sign of life at 1½ [miles?].

pm: Course as req. for reconnaissance.

6.00pm: Took station 2 cables astern of Amethyst.

pm: On patrol.


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25 February 1915

Off Dardanelles

Lat 40.61, Long 26.78 [Brgs]

am: On patrol.

7.50am: Took station 1½ miles E by N of HMS Amethyst.

am: Reconnoitered enemy's position.

pm: Course & speeds as req. for reconnaissance.

6.00pm: Took station astern of Amethyst.

10.20pm: Heavy rain squall passed.


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26 February 1915

Off Dardanelles

Lat 40.59, Long 26.78 [Brgs] [Long written as 20° but assuming 26° ]

4.00am: Altered course towards HMS Sapphire.

4.40am: Stopped.

5.00am: Parted company with HMS Amethyst.

5.20am: Took station 4 cables astern of Sapphire.

7.00am: Took station on starboard beam of Sapphire.

8.20am: Closed shore & observed two enemy's trenches.

am&pm: Course & speeds as req. for reconnaissance.

6.00pm: Took station 4 cables astern of Sapphire.


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27 February 1915

Off Dardanelles [& at Southern Anchorage Tenedos]

Lat 39.8, Long 26.0

5.55am: Took station ahead 1 mile, to report land.

6.10am: Took station astern.

6,40am: Parted company with HMS Sapphire.

6.50am: Communicated with HMS Wear.

7.00am: Proceeded.

8.00am: Cape Lit Hanafart [Cape Suvla?] abeam 3 miles. [Lit Anafarta/Suvla Bay on Map of Dardanelles]

9.30am: Passed 3 Battleships, 1 Cruiser, 6 TBDs, HMS Ark Royal & 2 submarines.

10.30am: As req. for entering harbour.

11.15am: Stopped. Secured alongside collier. Commenced coaling.

5.25pm: Completed coaling (120 tons). Slipped & proceeded alongside Hospital ship Soudan, discharged 1 rating, sick.

6.40pm: Came to.

7.30pm: HMS Amethyst arrived.


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28 February 1915

Off Tenedos

Lat 40.13, Long 25.99 [location at 1.25pm assuming in Aliki Bay]

5.30am: Weighed & proceeded.

1.00pm: Sighted squadron, consisting of HMS Inflexible, HMS Queen Elizabeth, HMS Agamemnon, HMS Lord Nelson & 1 TBD.

1.25pm: Came to. HMS Grasshopper sailed. Anchor bearings Cape Aliki N80E; Cape Niger N80W.

4.00pm: Employed securing gear on upper deck. [Wind force 8, state of sea 6 – waves to 10 feet]


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LOG BOOK – 1ST MARCH 1915 TO 30th APRIL 1915


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[Front page of log book split over 2 scanned pages]

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This is to certify that this is the original log of HMS Ribble for the period of 1st March – 30th April 1915

[Signed] R.W. Wilkinson Lieut. Commander

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HMS Blenheim 17 May 1915

Submitted, observing ... No remarks [Signed] JM Simpson Commander(J)

HMS Blenheim 20 May 1915

Forwarded [Signed] P.Pitts (Acting) Captain. Captain (D) Fifth Destroyer Flotilla [Percy Pitts]


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BAROMETER

Aneroid

Name of Maker – Short & Mason Limited

Height of cistern above sea – 5 feet

Thermometers for air temperatures

Position in ship – On Mainmast

Whether in screen – No

Maker and No. S&A Caldwara Ltd.



LOGS FOR MARCH 1915


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1 March 1915

Off Dardanelles [& at Tenedos]

Lat 39.8, Long 26.0 [Location at 12.50pm assuming Southern anchorage]

10.00am: Transport Cawdor Castle arrived.

10.15am: Weighed & proceeded in shore.

10.30am: Came to.

11.30am: Weighed & proceeded.

12.50pm: Arrived Tenedos, proceeded alongside HMS Baron Ardrossan.

2.30pm: Slipped from Baron Ardrossan, closed HMS Amethyst.

2.55pm: Proceeded alongside Baron Ardrossan.

3.30pm: Slipped from alongside & secured alongside collier.

4.10pm: Commenced coaling.

6.00pm: Completed coaling. (Rec’d 26 tons)

6.40pm: Came to. Anchor bearings Gadaro Light S63E; Mount Elias S10E.


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2 March 1915

Tenedos

Lat 39.86, Long 26.05 [Estimate from anchor bearings]

3.55am: HMS Welland weighed & proceeded.

7.00am: HMS Renard arrived.

9.00am: Weighed and proceeded in company with Wear as req. for joining HMS Amethyst at Northern anchorage.

9.45am: Arrived; came to. Anchor bearings: Gadaro S63E; Mount Elias S3E.

3.00pm: 2nd Division TBDs sailed.

4.05pm: 1st Division TBDs sailed.

5.00pm: HMS Dublin sailed.

5.10pm: HMS Prince George sailed.

6.10pm: HMS Dartmouth arrived.

6.45pm: HMS Minerva sailed.


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3 March 1915

Off Tenedos

Lat 40.1, Long 24.8 [Bgs – Lat/Long given does not match distance run in am]

7.00am: Two French Battleships arrived.

7.45am: 5th & 7th Subdivisions TBDs & HMS Usk sailed.

8.35am: HMS Sapphire arrived.

8.45am: HMS Amethyst sailed.

9.40am: Weighed & proceeded in company with 1st Division Battleships.

10.00am: Took station 5 cables ahead of HMS Inflexible.

12.12pm: Came to.

12.45pm: Transport Cawdor Castle arrived.

1.10pm: HMS Kennet sailed.

5.45pm: Weighed & proceeded to Inflexible.

6.35pm: Proceeded with despatches.

7.45pm: Stopped sent despatches to HMS Ocean.

8.15pm: Proceeded.

8.30pm: Stopped, sent despatches to HMS Majestic.

8.45pm: Proceeded.

9.40pm: Stopped, sent despatches to HMS Irresistible.

9.50pm: Proceeded.

10.35pm: Stopped sent despatches to HMS Dublin.

10.40pm: Proceeded.

11.00pm: Stopped at "S" sent despatches to HMS Canopus.

11.15pm: Proceeded to "T".

11.55pm: Stopped sent despatches to HMS Swiftsure.


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4 March 1915

Off Dardanelles

Lat 40.03, Long 25.18 [Brgs]

0.05am: Proceeded to send despatches to HMS Cornwallis.

0.25am: Proceeded.

1.10am: Stopped off HMS Canopus.

2.40am: Proceeded.

3.25am: Stopped off Canopus.

6.15am: Proceeded.

7.00am: Stopped.

7.45am: Course N45W.

8.10am: Took station astern of HMS Inflexible.

9.05am: Stopped.

9.18am: Proceeded.

10.00am: Operations commenced. Battle Fleet opened fire on forts & shore batteries.

11.00am: Landing parties landed & met with resistance.

1.30pm: Proceeded alongside Inflexible. Embarked wounded. Lieut. R.D. Olliver joined ship for passage to HMS Albion.

2.15pm: Proceeded to "T".

4.00pm: Secured alongside Hospital Ship, disembarked wounded.

4.45pm: Slipped & proceeded as req. for Dardanelles.

6.00pm: Stopped off Inflexible.

8.20pm: Proceeded as req. for Rabbit Island.

9.00pm: Came to. Anchored


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5 March 1915

Off Dardanelles

Lat 40.05, Long 26.03 [Brgs]

6.35am: Weighed & proceeded to close HMS Dartmouth.

7.00am: Proceeded as req. for Imbros.

7.50am: Stopped.

8.20am: Proceeded.

8.30am: Stopped, communicated with HMS Inflexible.

8.45am: Proceeded.

9.30am: Stopped.

9.40am: Proceeded to Inflexible.

2.00pm: Took station on Port bow of Inflexible.

2.45pm: Stopped off Gabe Tepe – under fire from shore battery. HMS Queen Elizabeth, Inflexible and HMS Prince George opened fire.

3.45pm: Proceeded as req.

4.55pm: Took station west 5 cables from Inflexible.

5.15pm: Took station ahead 5 cables from Inflexible.

5.50pm: Proceeded as req. to HMS Albion.

6.10pm: Stopped – Discharged Lieut. R.D. Olliver to Albion.

6.15pm: Proceeded.

7.05pm: Stopped off Inflexible.

7.40pm: Came to. Tenedos northern anchorage.


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6 March 1915

Off Tenedos [to Mudros]

Lat 39.86, Long 26.05 [Estimate from anchor bearings]

6.30am: HMS Lord Nelson proceeded.

6.50am: HMS Queen Elizabeth weighed & proceeded.

6.55am: Weighed & proceeded to HMS Inflexible.

7.05am: Proceeded.

8.00am: Stopped of HMS Albion.

8.35am: Proceeded to HMS Prince George.

8.35am: Proceeded as req. to Tenedos.

8.30am: Special service ships nos 11 & 14 ~

9.30am: Stopped off Inflexible.

10.15am: Came to. Anchor bearings Gadaro Light S67E; Mount Elias S20E; Ponente Light S78W.

10.20am: Employed cleaning out chain lockers.

12.15pm: Weighed & proceeded as req. for Imbros.

1.00pm: Stopped – sent letters to Special Service Vessel No. 14.

1.15pm: Proceeded to Tenedos.

2.10pm: Came to. Anchor bearings Gadaro Light S63E; Mount Elias S14E; Ponente Light S80W.

2.55pm: Weighed & proceeded to HMS Amethyst.

3.15pm: Stopped, embarked mails.

3.30pm: Proceeded.

6.40pm: Arrived in Port Mudros.

7.00pm: Secured alongside HMS Blenheim port side. Mr. Mallet (Gunner) rejoined ship from Blenheim, 1 Stoker rejoined ship from Blenheim. Returned 1 torpedo (No. 34) to Blenheim.

7.40pm: HMS Sapphire arrived.


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7 March 1915

Port Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

5.50am: Slipped from HMS Blenheim.

6.35am: Secured alongside collier.

6.45am: Commenced coaling.

7.15am: Braemar Castle arrived.

11.45am: HMS Wolverine, HMS Scorpion, HMS Renard & HMS Grampus sailed.

12.45pm: Completed coaling (rec’d 100 tons).

1.30pm: Slipped from alongside collier.

1.50pm: Came to.

2.35pm: Weighed & proceeded to SS Swanley supply ship, employed taking in provisions & ammunition.

4.20pm: Slipped from Swanley, secured alongside Blenheim.

4.30pm: HMS Cornwallis sailed.

6.00pm: Slipped from Blenheim, proceeded, course & speed as req. for leaving harbour.

8.00pm: Sighted Ponente Light.

9.15pm: Course & speed as req. for Tenedos anchorage.

9.30pm: Came to. Anchor bearings: Mount Elias S20E; Gadaro Light S55E; Ponente Light S70W


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8 March 1915

Off Tenedos

Lat 39.86, Long 26.05

7.00am: HMS Lord Nelson sailed.

11.45am: Paid monthly money.

2.50pm: HMS Jed sailed.

4.15pm: HMS Usk, HMS Queen Elizabeth and HMS Ark Royal arrived.

6.30pm: HMS Amethyst sailed.

7.30pm: 2nd Division TBDs arrived.

10.30pm: HMS Cornwallis arrived.

11.20pm: Lord Nelson arrived.


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9 March 1915

Off Tenedos

Lat 39.86, Long 26.05

6.25am: HMS Amethyst arrived.

3.20pm: HMS Ocean arrived.

4.30pm: 2nd Division TBDs sailed.

5.30pm: Amethyst sailed.

6.00pm: HMS Sapphire sailed.

7.40pm: HMS Prince George arrived.


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10 March 1915

Off Tenedos

Lat 39.86, Long 26.05

6.00am: HMS Amethyst arrived.

6.30am: HMS Wear sailed.

6.50am: HMS Irresistible & HMS Cornwallis sailed.

8.20am: HMS Queen Elizabeth & HMS Inflexible sailed.

1.40pm: [Hospital Ship] Soudan sailed.

2.40pm: HMS Agamemnon sailed.

5.00pm: HMS Canopus sailed.

5.10pm: Amethyst sailed.

5.45pm: Submarine AE II arrived.


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11 March 1915

Off Tenedos

Lat 39.86, Long 26.05

3.45am: Observed firing in Dardanelles.

8.30am: HMS Amethyst arrived.

11.00am: HMS Canopus & HMS Cornwallis arrived.

Noon: HMS Wear arrived.

pm: Lost overboard by accident coal hawser, one.

5.10pm: Amethyst & 1st Division TBDs sailed.

5.20pm: HMS Prince George sailed, HMS Chelmer arrived.

5.40pm: HMS Minerva arrived.

9.00pm: Heavy thunder squall from the westward.


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12 March 1915

Off Tenedos

Lat 39.86, Long 26.05

7.00am: HMS Amethyst arrived.

9.30am: Employed testing war heads.

1.50pm: Weighed & proceeded alongside collier.

2.10pm: Secured alongside collier, commenced coaling.

4.00pm: Completed coaling 37 tons.

4.20pm: Came to. Anchor bearings: Pedro Rock N83E; Mount Elias S46E; Gadaro Light S83E

5.30pm: HMS Blenheim arrived.


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13 March 1915

Off Tenedos

Lat 39.93, Long 26.09 [Brgs] [Lat written as 30° but assuming 39°]

9.20am: Weighed & proceeded for Rabbit Island.

9.45am: Stopped & communicated with French Submarine Coulomb.

10.00am: Course & speed as req.

10.50am: Proceeded to close HMS Blenheim.

11.10am: Stopped off HMS Amethyst.

11.25am: Proceeded as req. for Rabbit Island.

Noon: Stopped off French Submarine Le Verrier.

12.20pm: Proceeded as req. for Tenedos.

12.55pm: Came to. Anchor bearings: Mount Elias S24E; Gadaro Light S75E

3.05pm: Weighed & proceeded to HMS Colne on C Patrol.

3.45pm: Stopped & communicated with Colne.

3.55pm: Proceeded as req. for HMS Majestic.

4.40pm: Stopped. Embarked officers from HMS Ocean.

4.50pm: Proceeded.

4.57pm: Stopped, embarked officers from Majestic.

5.03pm: Proceeded as req. for Tenedos Northern anchorage.

6.00pm: Came to. Anchor bearings: Mount Elias S23E; Gadaro Light S68E

9.45pm: Amethyst sailed.


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14 March 1915

Off Tenedos

Lat 39.86, Long 26.05

0.05am: Observed firing in Dardanelles.

3.50am: Observed heavy firing in Dardanelles.

7.10am: HMS Amethyst arrived.

1.30pm: [Hospital Ship] Soudan arrived.

2.40pm: Trawler 448 came alongside & embarked bodies of Mr. Lane (Mate) RN & 3 men.

2.50pm: Weighed & proceeded alongside Amethyst & embarked bodies of 22 men.

3.25pm: Proceeded.

3.55pm: Stopped. Committed to the deep the bodies of Mr Lane (Mate RN) & 25 ratings (Ponente Light SbyE 4 miles) [Approx. location of burial Lat 39.90, Long 25.93]

4.40pm: Proceeded.

5.35pm: Came to.

6.20pm: HMS Lord Nelson & HMS Agamemnon arrived.

8.00pm: Employed rigging sweeping gear.


[See log of HMS Amethyst for the names of the men from that ship who were buried at sea on 14th, 15th and 17th .

From Naval History Casualty list Thomas E. Lane, ‘Mate from HMS Ocean (may have been crew of minesweeping trawler)’. The list also includes the names of other casualties who may have been the other 3 men buried.

From CWGC Thomas Edward Lane ]


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15 March 1915

Off Tenedos

Lat 39.86, Long 26.05

7.50am: HMS Amethyst proceeded alongside HMS Blenheim.

9.15am: Employed refitting sweeping gear.

12.30pm: Weighed & proceeded.

12.50pm: Secured alongside Hospital Ship Canada, embarked bodies of 2 ratings late of Amethyst.

1.05pm: Proceeded.

1.55pm: Committed to the deep the bodies of 2 men late of Amethyst (Ponente Light South 4 miles). [Approx. location of burial Lat 39.90, Long 25.96]

2.00pm: Proceeded as req. for Tenedos.

2.30pm: Came to. Anchor bearings: Mount Elias S16E; Gadaro Light S68E

5.30pm: Russian Cruiser Askold arrived.

6.30pm: 2nd Division TBDs arrived.

9.10pm: HMS Kennett arrived.


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16 March 1915

Tenedos

Lat 39.86, Long 26.05

9.15am: Employed refitting Boats falls.

1.40pm: HMS Canopus & HMS Cornwallis sailed.

3.40pm: HMS Triumph arrived.

4.00pm: HMS Swiftsure arrived.


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17 March 1915

Tenedos [& at sea]

Lat 39.90, Long 25.96 [Location at 11.55am]

2.00am: HMS Renard secured alongside HMS Blenheim.

5.50am: HMS Inflexible arrived.

10.30am: Weighed & proceeded alongside [Hospital ship] Canada; embarked 1 Rating late of HMS Amethyst.

10.55am: Proceeded.

11.35am: Stopped.

11.45am: Committed to the deep the body of 1 Rating late Amethyst. Ponente Light South 4 miles. [Approx. location of burial Lat 39.90, Long 25.96]

11.55am: Proceeded as req. for Tenedos.

12.30pm: Came to.

1.30pm: Weighed & proceeded alongside collier.

1.45pm: Secured. Commenced coaling.

4.00pm: Completed coaling (47 tons), slipped & proceeded alongside Swanley, embarked oil & provisions.

5.50pm: Slipped from alongside & proceeded.

5.55pm: Came to.

10.30pm: Observed heavy firing in Dardenelles.


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18 March 1915

Tenedos [& at sea]

Lat 39.98, Long 26.15 [Brgs]

2.10am: Observed Firing in Dardenelles.

5.30am: HMS Kennet sailed.

9.10am: Captain "D" hoisted Senior Officer pendant in Ribble, weighed & proceeded.

10.45am: Proceeded into Dardanelles astern of Battle Fleet.

11.00am: Enemy opened fire.

11.03am: 1st Division Battle Fleet joined action.

11.12am: Proceeded from Dardanelles.

2.00pm: [French battleship] Bouvet struck mine & sank in 4 mins.

2.10pm: Closed Bouvet – Full Speed.

2.40pm: Stopped by wreckage.

2.45pm: Proceeded out of Dardanelles, full speed, under fire from European & Asiatic shores.

2.50pm: Stopped & embarked survivors of Bouvet.

3.30pm: [French battleship] Gaulois withdrew from action.

3.35pm: Closed Gaulois full speed, embarked spare ratings. Course & speeds as req. for standing by Gaulois.

4.15pm: HMS Inflexible withdrew from action.

4.17pm: Closed Inflexible full speed. HMS Irresistible struck mine. Course & speeds as req. for standing by Inflexible & then closing HMS Queen Elizabeth.

6.00pm: Proceeded from Dardanelles.

7.00pm: Transferred 1 dead & survivors to [French battleship] Suffren.

7.15pm: HMS Ocean struck mine.

7.30pm: Proceeded towards Dardanelles.

8.00pm: Course & speeds as req. for finding TBDs & Trawlers. Proceeded into Dardanelles – stopped off De Totts Battery. HMS Jed proceeded with Chief of Staff to locate Ocean & Irresistible.


[See Naval Operations Vol 2 by Sir Julian Corbett for more details of the operations on 18th March]


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19 March 1915

Tenedos [& at sea]

Lat 39.99, Long 26.10 [Brgs]

1.00am: No sign of HMS Ocean & HMS Irresistible reported from Dardanelles by Chief of Staff.

1.15am: Proceeded from entrance of Dardanelles, course as req. for Tenedos.

2.40am: Came to. Anchor bearings: Gadaro Light S45E; Mount Elias S5E; Ponente Light S75W

9.00am: Employed replacing gear.

9.45am: Weighed & proceeded. Course & speeds as req. for patrol.

11.00am: Mustered spirits & found correct. Gunner.

5.50pm: Formed single line ahead.

6.35pm: Came to with starboad anchor – Foul billet.

6.40pm: Weighed starboad anchor foul of HMS Blenheim's cable.

6.50pm: Fouled Blenheim.

7.00pm: Slipped starboad cable at 4th shackle in 11 fathoms.

7.20pm: Came to with Port anchor. Anchor bearings: Gadaro Light S65E; Mount Elias S8E; Ponente Light S86W


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20 March 1915

Tenedos

Lat 39.86, Long 26.05

4.03am: Dragged cable – weighed.

4.20am: Came to.

10.15am: Weighed & proceeded alongside collier SS Clara.

11.20am: Commenced coaling.

12.40pm: Completed coaling (43 tons), slipped & proceeded.

2.30pm: Stopped, put sweep across to HMS Colne.

2.45pm: Commenced sweeping.

3.25pm: Colne slipped sweep, hauled in sweep wire & kite.

4.35pm: Proceeded as req. for Tenedos.

5.25pm: Came to. Anchor bearings: Gadaro Light S65E; Mount Elias S17E; Ponente S79W


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21 March 1915

Tenedos

Lat 39.86, Long 26.05

7.20am: HMS TB.070 arrived.

11.15am: HMS Colne sailed.

2.50pm: HMS Dublin arrived.

3.00pm: HMS Phaeton arrived.

3.10pm: Wind suddenly veered to NNW – Trawler 288 fouled ship on swinging.

5.00pm: Weighed, course & speeds as req.

6.30pm: Employed working cables – Failed to recover starboard cable.

7.40pm: Came to.


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22 March 1915

Tenedos

Lat 39.8, Long 26.0

8.00am: Recovered starboard anchor & cable.

8.20am: Proceeded to Southern anchorage.

9.00am: Stopped off HMS Blenheim.

9.30am: Came to.

10.30am: Weighed & proceeded alongside Blenheim.

10.45am: Employed refitting port 12 Pounder gun.

11.30am: HMS TB.070 secured alongside.

1.15pm: Employed refitting port 12 Pounder gun & as req., carpenters employed rigging sweeping boom.

5.00pm: TB.070 slipped & secured astern of Blenheim.

7.00pm: Remounted port 12 Pounder gun.

7.25pm: Slipped from alongside Blenheim, proceeded.

7.35pm: Came to.

8.00pm: HMS Usk sailed.


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23 March 1915

Tenedos [& at sea]

Lat 39.8, Long 26.0

9.30am: Employed refitting Boats falls, blocks & as req.

12.30pm: Askold sailed.

1.40pm: HMS Dublin arrived.

1.45pm: Weighed and proceeded alongside SS Boscawen.

1.55pm: Commenced coaling.

3.40pm: Completed coaling (29 tons).

3.45pm: Came to.

4.30pm: HMS Albion sailed.

7.00pm: Weighed & proceeded to Patrol South of Tenedos.


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24 March 1915

Tenedos [& at sea]

Lat 39.89, Long 26.06 [Brgs]

am: On patrol south of Tenedos.

4.30am: Altered course as req. for position 5 miles west of P~[Ponente??]

5.30am: Course & speed as req. for C Patrol.

6.00am: Employed preparing for sweeping.

6.35am: Joined HMS Colne & exercised sweeping.

11.00am: Carried away sweep.

pm: Employed exercising sweeping.

3.15pm: Proceeded, course & speed as req. to join Dardanelles Patrol.

pm: On Dardanelles Patrol

7.50pm: Burnt searchlight to find mine.

9.25pm: Took station astern of Colne. HMS Wolverine & HMS Scorpion arrived on Patrol.


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25 March 1915

Off Dardanelles

Lat 40.01, Long 26.16 [Brgs]

3.45am: HMS Colne proceeded to Tenedos.

am: On patrol in company with 1st Division TBDs.

9.25am: Field battery near Seddel Bahr opened fire on HMS Renard – Renard replied.

10.00am: Colne arrived on Patrol.

11.00am: Renard & HMS Grampus attempted to sink mine, field battery opened fire, Renard & Grampus replied.

1.10pm: Proceeded to C Patrol.

3.45pm: Colne passed.

9.45pm: Renard opened fire on Kum Kale searchlights.


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26 March 1915

The Dardanelles

Lat 39.97, Long 26.13 [Brgs]

2.00am: Observed firing inside straits.

am&pm: On patrol.

4.45am: Observed firing inside straits.

8.25am: Hostile aeroplane passed high overhead, at high altitude, heading for Tenedos.

9.10am: Aeroplane returned to Dardanelles.

10.00am: Exercised guns crew at Maxim firing.

6.25pm: HMS Mosquito arrived & relieved patrol. Proceeded, course & speed as req. for Tenedos.

7.25pm: Came to. Tenedos Southern anchorage.

7.45pm: 1st Division TBDs arrived.

9.30pm: HMS Usk arrived.


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27 March 1915

Tenedos

Lat 39.86, Long 26.05 [Location at 12.20pm]

7.30am: 1 Engine Room Artificer joined ship from HMS Amethyst.

9.30am: Weighed & proceeded to SS Clara collier.

9.45am: Secured alongside & commenced coaling.

11.20am: Stopped coaling, slipped & proceeded to Northern Anchorage.

12.20pm: Came to.

12.45pm: Weighed & proceeded alongside collier Clara.

1.00pm: Recommenced coaling.

2.45pm: Completed coaling (54 tons).

2.50pm: Came to.

5.15pm: Read warrant.

10.00am: Weighed & proceeded alongside No. 14 Provision & ammunition ships.

11.30pm: Slipped & came to.


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28 March 1915

Tenedos

Lat 39.86, Long 26.05 [Location at 11.40am]

9.40am: Weighed & proceeded as req. to find seaplane ship Rabenfels [later HMS Raven II].

10.20am: Stopped off Rabenfels.

10.30am: Proceeded as req. for Tenedos Northern Anchorage.

11.15am: Stopped off HMS Queen.

11.40am: Embarked Chief of Staff. Proceeded to Rabenfels.

12.15pm: Proceeded, course & speed as req. for Queen.

12.30pm: Stopped off Queen. Disembarked Chief of Staff.

12.45pm: Came to. Tenedos Northern Anchorage.

3.45pm: Raised steam for full speed.

5.25pm: 1st Subdivision TBDs sailed.

6.30pm: 3rd Subdivision TBDs arrived.


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29 March 1915

Tenedos [to Mudros & back]

Lat 39.88, Long 25.80 [Brgs]

8.40am: Weighed & proceeded to HMS Lord Nelson.

9.00am: Closed Lord Nelson & proceeded in company to Tenedos. [Mudros?]

9.30am: Embarked Engineer Captain.

10.00am: Proceeded, course as req. for HMS Amethyst.

10.45am: Stopped off Amethyst.

11.00am: Proceeded.

11.40am: Ponente Light abeam 5 miles.

1.30pm: Cape Irene [Akra Ayia Irini?] abeam 1½ miles.

2.03pm: Stopped.

2.10pm: Proceeded as req. for entering harbour. [From HMS Colne’s log the harbour is Mudros]

3.00pm: Came to.

4.00pm: HMS London & HMS Prince of Wales arrived.

4.40pm: HMS Colne arrived.

4.50pm: Embarked bodies of 12 ratings late of HMS Inflexible. Proceeded as req. [Presumably some of the men killed when the ship was mined on 18th March – see Casualty List]

5.45pm: Consigned to the deep the bodies of 12 ratings. (Kombi Light House S3E 3½ miles) [Approx. location of burial Lat 39.75, Long 25.22]

6.10pm: Proceeded as req. for Mudros.

6.35pm: Stopped off Inflexible.

6.50pm: Proceeded.

9.25pm: Sighted Ponente Light E by N.

10.20pm: Course as req. for Tenedos.

11.10pm: Came to.


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30 March 1915

Tenedos

Lat 39.86, Long 26.05

8.05am: Weighed & proceeded alongside HMS Blenheim.

1.30pm: Employed drawing wires, & hemp hawsers.

6.15pm: Slipped from Blenheim & came to.


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31 March 1915

Tenedos [& at sea]

Lat 39.98, Long 26.16 [Brgs]

7.40am: Weighed & proceeded in company with HMS Colne.

8.40am: Stopped on Patrol. Course & speeds as req.

9.00am: Employed fitting & splicing sweep wire & securing wires.

1.20pm: Employed preparing sweeping gear.

1.25pm: Took station astern of Colne, course & speed as req.

1.30pm: Carried out sweeping practice.

4.15pm: Sweep parted.

5.20pm: HMS Canopus reported hostile aeroplane.

5.50pm: Hauled in sweep.

6.00pm: Proceeded as req. for patrol.

6.35pm: Sighted mine off Yeni Shahr Village, closed.

7.10pm: Sank mine.

pm: On Dardanelles Patrol.



LOGS FOR APRIL 1915


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1 April 1915

Off Dardanelles [& at Tenedos]

Lat 40.03, Long 26.16 [Estimate from noon bearings]

am: On Dardanelles Patrol.

9.00am: Employed preparing sweeping gear.

9.15am: Commenced sweeping with HMS Colne. Trawlers sweeping in Dardanelles came under fire from Asiatic shore – HMS Canopus replied.

11.30am: Closed HMS Queen.

11.30am: Stopped off Queen.

Noon: True Bearing and Distance: Cape Helles N45E 1 mile.

12.20pm: Took Trawler 354 in tow.

12.40pm: Slipped trawler abreast Queen, & proceeded in company with HMS Albion.

1.45pm: Trawlers continued sweeping & came under fire from Asiatic shore.

4.05pm: Closed Canopus.

6.20pm: Relieved by HMS Scorpion on patrol, proceeded as req. for Tenedos.

7.05pm: Came to. Tenedos Southern Anchorage.


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2 April 1915

Tenedos

Lat 39.8, Long 26.0

8.35am: Weighed & proceeded alongside collier SS Harlseywood.

9.50am: Secured alongside, commenced coaling.

12.40pm: Completed coaling, 78 tons.

1.30pm: Came to.

5.15pm: HMS London & HMS Swiftsure arrived.

5.40pm: 1 Leading Seaman & 1 Stoker rating rejoined ship.


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3 April 1915

Tenedos

Lat 39.8, Long 26.0

7.00am: Employed cleaning & scrubbing out boats.

9.00am: Employed drawing stores, refitting whalers falls.

5.00pm: Weighed & proceeded in company with HMS Colne, HMS Kennet & HMS Welland.

6.20pm: Stopped on Patrol.

7.00pm: Course & speeds as req. for Patrol.

7.45pm: Ship took the ground slightly. Sounded 1½ fathoms forward 2 fathoms aft (mud). (Bearings Kum Kale N70E Cape Yeni Sher S10W) approx.

7.50pm: Ship refloated. Proceeded to Patrol position between de Totts Battery & Kum Kale.

pm: On Dardanelles Patrol.


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4 April 1915

The Dardanelles

Lat 40.03, Long 26.18 [Brgs]

am: On Dardanelles Patrol.

6.15am: Employed rigging sweeping gear.

8.00am: Formed ahead of HMS London.

8.15am: Swept with HMS Colne ahead of London.

8.30am: Shore batteries opened fire – London replied.

8.45am: Slipped sweep. Took station astern of London. HMS Prince of Wales & HMS Canopus opened fire.

11.00am: London hit from European shore.

12.20pm: Colne hit from European shore.

12.30pm: Prince of Wales relieved London.

pm: In attendance on Prince of Wales under fire from European and Asiatic shores.

5.50pm: Operations completed. Proceeded out of Dardanelles.

7.30pm: On Dardanelles Patrol.


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5 April 1915

Off Dardanelles

Lat 40.22, Long 26.18 [Brgs]

am&pm: On patrol in Dardenelles.

6.05pm: Proceeded in line ahead as req. for Tenedos.

7.30pm: Came to.

7.40pm: Weighed – shifted billet.

7.45pm: Came to. Tenedos Southern anchorage.


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6 April 1915

Tenedos

Lat 39.8, Long 26.0

9.15am: Weighed & proceeded alongside collier SS Harlseywood.

9.45am: Commenced coaling.

11.35am: Completed coaling (46 tons), slipped & proceeded.

Noon: Came to.

11.30pm: HMS Usk sailed.


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7 April 1915

Tenedos

Lat 39.83, Long 26.1 [Estimate from location at 11.25am]

9.30am: Read warrant.

9.45am: Embarked Flag Commander, 1 officer & 3 ratings.

9.50am: Weighed & proceeded as req. for Tenedos.

10.50am: Stopped off Tenedos Town. Disembarked officers & ratings.

11.25am: Proceeded as req. for ‘T’.

12.10pm: Secured alongside Swanley.

12.40pm: Employed provisioning ship.

3.40pm: Slipped & proceeded as req. with Port engine to Northern Anchorage.

5.50pm: Came to.

9.45pm: Observed heavy firing in Dardanelles.


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8 April 1915

Tenedos

Lat 39.86, Long 26.05

9.15am: Weighed & proceeded.

9.30am: Secured alongside HMS Blenheim.

11.00am: Returned spare torpedo to Blenheim.

1.30pm: Employed cleaning spare torpedo in Blenheim.

4.40pm: HMS Grampus secured alongside.

6.10pm: Grampus slipped & proceeded.

6.45pm: Slipped & proceeded.

7.45pm: On Dardanelles Patrol.


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9 April 1915

Off Dardanelles

Lat 40.00, Long 26.15 [Brgs]

am: On Dardanelles Patrol.

7.30am: Rigged sweeping gear.

10.15am: Proceeded to close HMS Queen.

10.30am: Proceeded to close HMS Triumph.

10.45am: Resumed Patrol.

1.45pm: HMS Prince George opened fire on batteries on Asiatic shore, aeroplane spotting.

5.00pm: Replaced sweeping gear.

5.50pm: Relieved on Dardanelles Patrol by 1st Division.

6.00pm: Formed single line ahead & proceeded.

6.50pm: Came to.

6.55pm: Weighed.

7.00pm: Came to. Tenedos Northern anchorage.


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10 April 1915

Tenedos [off Dardanelles written on log]

Lat 39.86, Long 26.05

7.20am: Weighed & proceeded to secure alongside collier SS Harlseywood.

7.40am: Commenced coaling.

9.35am: Completed coaling (42 tons), slipped & proceeded.

10.50am: Secured alongside HMS Blenheim for examination of propellers.

11.30am: Came to. Tenedos Northern anchorage.

1.00pm: 5 Destroyers of Beagle class arrived from England.

5.40pm: 1 Stoker rating rejoined ship.


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11 April 1915

Tenedos [& at sea]

Lat 39.86, Long 26.05

4.30pm: Weighed & proceeded astern of HMS Colne.

5.25pm: Relieved HMS Scorpion on Dardanelles Patrol.


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12 April 1915

Off Dardanelles

Lat 39.94, Long 26.13 [Brgs]

5.30am: Proceeded as req for Rabbit Island.

10.40am: HMS Swiftsure, HMS Prince of Wales opened fire on asiatic shore – enemy replied.

11.00am: HMS Queen Elizabeth arrived off entrance of Dardanelles. Prince of Wales & Swiftsure proceeded out of Dardanelles.

3.00pm: Queen Elizabeth passed.

4.00pm: Course & speeds as req. for attending on aeroplanes.

5.00pm: Under fire from asiatic shore (3 shots).

6.20pm: Proceeded to rejoin Patrol.

6.45pm: Stopped on Patrol.


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13 April 1915

Off Dardanelles [& at Tenedos]

Lat 39.86, Long 26.05

am: On patrol.

8.00am: Proceeded as req. for Tenedos.

9.35am: Secured alongside HMS Blenheim.

11.00am: Discharged 1 Stoker Petty Officer to Blenheim.

5.00pm: 1 Stoker joined ship from Blenheim.


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14 April 1915

Tenedos

Lat 39.86, Long 26.05

6:10am: Shifted ship astern of HMS Blenheim.

3.00pm: Paid monthly money.

4.35pm: Slipped & proceeded.

4.55pm: Secured alongside collier Craigstone [SS Craigston?]. Commenced coaling.

5.30pm: 1 Lieut. RNR & 1 Sick Berth Steward joined ship for passage to Mudros.

6.55pm: Completed coaling (43 tons) – slipped.

7.00pm: Came to. Tenedos Northern anchorage.

7.30pm: 2 Ratings joined ship for passage to Mudros.

9.15pm: Embarked mails & ratings for passage to Mudros.


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15 April 1915

Tenedos to Mudros or at Tenedos

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24 [Assuming at Mudros]

1.00am: Received Commander Samson's despatches. [Presumably Charles Rumney Samson]

2.05am: Weighed & proceeded.

2.55am: Ponente Light abeam.

6.35am: Came to.

6.45am: Discharged 9 ratings & mails to HMS Queen Elizabeth.

7.20am: Discharged 2 ratings to HMS Queen.

7.45am: Weighed & proceeded as req.

8.00am: Course & speeds as req. for discharging mails to HMS Hussar, securing alongside SS Penmorvah[?].

9.15am: Embarked 8 ratings for HMS Albion.

10.00am: Slipped & proceeded to close Queen Elizabeth.

10.20am: Stopped off Queen Elizabeth.

11.05am: Came to.

3.35pm: Weighed & proceeded.

3.45pm: Stopped off ‘Flag’.

3.50pm: Proceeded.

3.55pm: Stopped off HMS Hussar.

4.20pm: Proceeded as req.

7.30pm: Came to. Tenedos Northern anchorage


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16 April 1915

Tenedos

Lat 39.86, Long 26.05

5.20am: Weighed & proceeded.

5.25am: Transferred kite to HMS Colne.

5.40am: Proceeded.

6.00am: Secured alongside HMS Bangarth, disembarked 8 t~~~ nets.

7.00am: Slipped & proceeded.

7.20am: Secured alongside collier SS Lydie. Commenced coaling.

8.20am: Completed coaling (26 tons), slipped.

8.25am: Came to.

9.20am: Received mails for SS [supply ships?] ships from HMS Blenheim.

9.30am: Weighed & proceeded, course & speeds as req.

10.30am: Secured alongside SS Ship No. 11.

11.00am: Proceeded & secured alongside No. 13 SS ship.

11.25am: Proceeded.

11.45am: Sighted hostile aeroplane.

12.20pm: Came to. Anchor bearings: Ponente Light S80W; Gadaro Light S64E.

5.00pm: 1 Rating from HMS Triumph joined ship for passage to Mudros.

Midnight: Mails & despatches received onboard.


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17 April 1915

Tenedos to Mudros or at Tenedos

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

3.20am: Weighed & proceeded as req.

5.50am: Irene Point abeam.

6.00am: Course as req. for Mudros.

6.35am: Stopped off HMS Queen Elizabeth.

6.40am: Proceeded.

6.45am: Stopped off HMS Hussar – sent mails.

6.50am: Proceeded.

7.10am: Secured alongside Soudan.

9.00am: Slipped & proceeded.

9.45am: Came to.

12.10pm: Weighed & proceeded alongside HMS Osiris & embarked mails & stores for Fleet.

3.00pm: 17 ratings & 3 offices joined ship for passage to Tenedos.

3.40pm: Slipped & proceeded.

3.50pm: Secured alongside HMS Reliance, embarked stores.

4.35pm: Slipped & proceeded.

4.40pm: Secured alongside HMS Triad.

5.00pm: Proceeded.

5.10pm: Stopped off ‘Flag’.

5.15pm: Proceeded.

6.00pm: Irene Head abeam.

7.40pm: Proceeded alongside SS Ship No. 11.

8.00pm: Slipped & proceeded as req. for Tenedos.

9.10pm: Came to. Anchor bearings Mount Elias S18E; Ponente S82W


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18 April 1915

Tenedos [& at sea]

Lat 39.86, Long 26.05

3.15am: HMS Chelmer sailed.

6.10am: Weighed & proceeded alongside HMS Swiftsure, disembarked stores.

6.50am: Slipped & proceeded.

7.15am: Secured alongside HMS Blenheim, outside of HMS Colne – discharged stores.

7.40am: Slipped.

7.55am: Secured alongside SS Lydie collier, commenced coaling.

9.00am: Completed coaling (29 tons), slipped & proceeded.

9.15am: Came to. Tenedos Northern anchorage.

5.25pm: Swiftsure arrived.

5.40pm: 2 officers joined ship for passage to HMS Triumph.

6.00pm: Weighed & proceeded as req. for Triumph.

7.00pm: Proceeded alongside Triumph.

7.10pm: Stopped on Patrol.

7.25pm: Proceeded as req. for Tenedos.

8.15pm: Stopped off Blenheim, discharged 1 Midshipman to HMS Basilisk.

8.25pm: Proceeded.

8.50pm: Stopped on C Patrol.

9.40pm: Observed Vereys Light (red) fired in Dardanelles.

11.50pm: Observed firing in Dardenelles.


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19 April 1915

Tenedos [& at sea]

Lat 39.86, Long 26.05

Midnight – 1.15am: Firing inside Dardenelles.

am: On C Patrol.

5.45am: Proceeded as requisite to Tenedos.

6.40am: Secured alongside HMS Blenheim to draw dis-embarkation stages. 2 ratings joined ship.

7.35am: Slipped & proceeded.

7.45am: Came to. Anchor bearings: Mount Elias S29°E; Gadaro Light House S70°E; Ponente Point S68°W.

11.00am: Weighed & proceeded to coal.

12.05pm: Secured alongside collier Craigstone. Employed coaling ship. [SS Craigston?]

12.50pm: Completed with coal. 13 tons. Proceeded to HMS Osiris and returned 1½" sweep.

2.00pm: Proceeded to HMS Albion & drew 2" sweep.

2.45pm: Proceeded and came to.

7.30pm: Embarked officers & ratings for Mudros.

10.00pm: Embarked mails.


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20 April 1915

Tenedos to Mudros or at Tenedos

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

2.40am: Proceeded as requisite.

6.00am: Irene Point abeam 2 miles.

6.45am: Stopped off HMS Queen Elizabeth and sent mails.

7.30am: Proceeded.

7.45am: Discharged 1 officer to SS Arcadian.

8.00am: Dis-embarked mails to HMS Hussar.

8.10am: Proceeded to HMS Queen. Discharged 1 officer & ratings.

8.40am: Came to.

9.30am: Employed rigging stages

3.00pm: Weighed & proceeded and embarked mails.

3.40pm: Proceeded as requisite. Capt. 'S' came aboard.

4.30pm: Irene Point abeam 1 mile.

7.40pm: Stopped off HMS Albion. Capt. 'S' left ship.

8.05pm: Came to.


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21 April 1915

Tenedos to Mudros or at Tenedos

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

5.30am: Weighed & proceeded with HMS Beagle.

7.35am: Irene Point abeam 2 miles.

8.25am: Came to.

1.45pm: Weighed & proceeded to coal.

2.05pm: Secured alongside collier SS Penmorvah.

3.50pm: Completed with coal. 39 tons. Proceeded.

4.10pm: Came to.


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22 April 1915

Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

7.15am: Weighed & proceeded.

7.50am: Secured alongside transport Devanha.

9.00am: Exercised embarking and dis-embarking troops from transport into boats.

3.45pm: Slipped from Devanha & proceeded.

4.10pm: Came to.


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23 April 1915

Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

1.15pm: Employed scrubbing out boats.

4.30pm: Transports sailed.

6.30pm: HMS Euryalus, HMS Cornwallis & HMS Implacable sailed.


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24 April 1915

Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

5.40am: Weighed & proceeded to coal.

5.55am: Secured to collier SS Lydie.

6.50am: Completed coaling, 19 tons. Proceeded.

7.40am: Secured to Swanley – drew stores.

9.25am: Slipped & proceeded.

9.40am: Came to.

10.00am: Rigged stages.

1.30pm: 3rd squadron sailed.

2.00pm: Weighed & proceeded in company with HMS Beagle, HMS Colne, HMS Usk, HMS Chelmer and transports.

3.10pm: Proceeded with transport A3.

9.00pm: A3 anchored 5 miles ENE of Kephalo Light.

11.00pm: Secured alongside A3. Embarked 2 double companies of 12th Infantry.


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25 April 1915

Off Gaba Tepe

Lat 40.23, Long 26.25 [Brgs]

0.05am: Slipped & proceeded.

4.00am: Stopped. Commenced dis-embarkation of troops under heavy machine gun and rifle fire. (Military casualties 2 killed – 15 wounded).

5.30am: Proceeded.

6.00am: Secured alongside SS Clan Magillifray [Clan MacGillivray]. Dis-embarked wounded & embarked troops.

8.05am: Landed troops under heavy rifle fire (Military casualtites, 2 wounded).

8.20am: Secured to SS Minnewaska and embarked Brig. General & staff.

10.00am: Dis-embarked troops (Casualties – nil).

11.30am: Proceeded.

1.30pm: Took water tank in tow to shore and employed dis-embarking and landing stores. Received 1 dead rating (Seaman of HMS Chelmer), from a boat. [From Casualty Lists – KNIGHT, Frederick C, Leading Seaman, 217723 (Po). From CWGC – Frederick Cyril Knight ]

5.00pm: Secured to A.28.

6.30pm: Transported troops from A.28 to shore. Under heavy shrapnel fire. (Military casualties – 2 wounded).

8.30pm: Embarked 12 wounded and 1 wounded prisoner from shore.

11.00pm: Secured to A.23. Dis-embarked 15 wounded & 3 dead.


Ship's casualties – Wounded

4.45am: Sub Lieut. G.W. Stopford Sackville (Serious)

7.00pm: Leading Seaman J.W. Wilson (Slight)


[See Naval Operations Vol 2 – Chapter XVII by Sir Julian Corbett for more details of the landings]


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26 April 1915

Off Gaba Tepe [& Imbros]

Lat 40.24, Long 26.27 [Brgs]

0.40am: Slipped & proceeded.

3.10am: Secured alongside transport 22 A and embarked troops.

3.55am: Proceeded in-shore.

4.15am: Dis-embarked troops under fire. (Military casualties – 2 wounded).

7.30am: Secured alongside A.18. Dis-embarked wounded & embarked troops.

8.10am: Proceeded. Employed dis-embarking troops. (Military casualties – 1 killed – 1 wounded).

12.30pm: Dis-embarked 1 dead & 1 wounded to A.18.

2.10pm: Proceeded as requisite to Imbros.

3.00pm: Secured alongside Lydie.

4.25pm: Completed coaling 38 tons.

4.30pm: Came to.

7.30pm: Weighed & proceeded.

9.00pm: Came to off Gaba Tepe.


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27 April 1915

Off Gaba Tepe

Lat 40.30, Long 25.58 [Brgs]

4.10am: HMS Beagle, HMS Foxhound & HMS Scourge sailed.

4.20am: Four shells (11") fired from Chanak on transports.

6.45am: Weighed & proceeded in search of submarine.

7.15am: On patrol westward of Squadron.

8.50am: Closed HMS Dartmouth.

9.00am: Collected transports.

10.00am: Proceeded in company with Dartmouth, HMS Amethyst, HMS Usk and transports A 16-18-19-20-27-29-30. Course N66°W, 10 knots.

12.10pm: Stopped & examined Greek steamer.

12.20pm: Proceeded.

1.05pm: Set course E 15 knots.

2.00pm: Altered course EbyN.

3.45pm: Stopped and reconnoitred Ejelmar Bay. No movements of troops.

4.15pm: Proceeded.

7.20pm: Stopped near Dartmouth.

11.30pm: Set course S65°E 8 knots with squadron.


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28 April 1915

Gulf of Xeros

Lat 40.50, Long 26.38 [Brgs]

5.00am: Took boats with troops in tow.

6.00am: Carried off Feint attack on Cape Ibriji.

7.00am: In company with HMS Amethyst shelled ridges on Cape Ibriji. Fire not returned.

7.45am: Finished firing and towed boats to transports.

9.00am: Employed cleaning guns and re-stowing magazines.

11.05am: Proceeded.

2.15pm: Reconnoitred Cape Gremea for landing beaches – no movements of troops.

3.15pm: Proceeded to rejoin HMS Dartmouth.

3.45pm: Stopped.

4.05pm: Took boats in tow and carried out Feint attack on Cape Gremea.

6.00pm: Re-formed.

6.05pm: Set course S50°E, 7 knots.

7.00pm: Stopped.

7.50pm: Set course S58°W, 8 knots.

10.00pm: Altered course S80°W 7 knots.


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29 April 1915

At sea

Lat 40.26, Long 25.67 [Brgs]

0.50am: Altered course N68°E 8 knots.

5.00am: Course as req.

10.55am: Stopped.

3.50pm: Proceeded.

4.45pm: Carried out Feint attack in Baglar Bay.

5.30pm: Under fire from Fort Sultan and from small gun on foreshore. Opened fire on trenches.

5.35pm: Proceeded out of bay.

6.45pm: Re-formed.

7.00pm: Set course.

10.45pm: Stopped.

11.30pm: Came to off Gaba Tepe.


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30 April 1915

Gaba Tepe

Lat 40.25, Long 26.20 [Estimate of location at 4.45pm]

7.30am: Weighed & proceeded.

11.00am: Secured to collier SS Lydie. Coaled ship.

3.30pm: Finished coaling, 76 tons. Proceeded as req.

4.45pm: Came to. Anchor bearings Cape Suvla N5°W; Gaba Tepe SE; Cape Kephalo S40°W

7.40pm: Weighed & proceeded to Cape Helles.

9.10pm: Stopped off SS Arcadian.

9.15pm: Proceeded as req. to Gaba Tepe.

10.20pm: Came to.


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LOG BOOK – 1ST MAY 1915 TO 30th JUNE 1915


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[Front page of log book split over 2 scanned pages]

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Hereby certify that this is the original log of HMS Ribble for the period of 1st May 15 to 30th June 15

[Signed] R.W. Wilkinson Lieut. Commander

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HMS Blenheim 13 July 1915

Submitted, observing ... No remarks [Signed] JM Simpson Commander(B)

HMS Blenheim 13 July 1915

Forwarded [Signed] CPR Coode. Captain (D) Fifth Destroyer Flotilla

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LOGS FOR MAY 1915


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1 May 1915

Dardanelles

Lat 40.20, Long 26.17 [Obs]

5.15am: Weighed & proceeded.

5.40am: Came to.

7.10am: Weighed & proceeded.

7.15am: Gun’s crew closed up.

7.50am: Closed on HMS Chelmer in Suvla Bay.

8.00am: Closed on HMS Queen & delivered letter.

8.30am: Came to.

10.45am: Weighed & closed Queen for mails.

11.45am: Closed HMS Queen Elizabeth. Sent mails.

12.20pm: Closed Swanley at full speed.

12.35pm: Proceeded.

2.15pm: Stopped off HMS Blenheim at Tenedos.

2.40pm: Proceeded.

4.50pm: Irene Point abeam 1 mile.

5.15pm: Course & speed as requisite for entering harbour. [Mudros]

6.10pm: Came to.

7.05pm: Weighed & proceeded.

7.35pm: Kombi Light abeam 1½ miles.

8.00pm: Irene Point abeam.

9.45pm: Ponente Light abeam.

10.40pm: Kephalo Light abeam. Heavy firing at Seddel-Bahr.

11.30pm: Reduced to slow[?] speed off Gaba Tepe.

11.35pm: Stopped off Queen.

11.50pm: Came to.


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2 May 1915

Off Gaba Tepe

Lat 40.2, Long 26.25 [Using location from log of HMS Usk]

8.50am: HMS Chelmer arrived.

11.00am: HMS Usk arrived.

Noon: Chelmer weighed & proceeded.

3.00pm: HMS Colne got under way.

4.00pm: Weighed & proceeded.

4.30pm: Embarked soldiers for passage to SS Arcadian.

5.50pm: Secured alongside Arcadian.

6.10pm: Slipped & proceeded.

7.00pm: Fleet commenced bombarding.

7.10pm: Stopped off Colne.

7.35pm: Proceeded.

8.10pm: Stopped.

8.15pm: Came to. Heavy rifle & machine gun firing on hills.

pm: Burning searchlight – anchored off Fisherman’s Hut. Under intermittent rifle fire.


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3 May 1915

Dardanelles

Lat 40.22, Long 26.20 [Obs]

am: On look out – at anchor off Fisherman’s Hut. Searchlight searching coastline.

4.30am: Weighed & proceeded as requisite.

5.20am: Secured alongside collier SS Nevisbrook. Commenced coaling.

8.10am: Completed coaling – 50 tons. Slipped & proceeded.

8.30am: Came to.

9.10am: Weighed & closed HMS Queen Elizabeth.

10.40am: Embarked Chief of Staff & staff & proceeded to HMS Queen.

11.05am: Heavy firing from enemy on our transports, SS Nevisbrook hit.

11.30am: Proceeded to HMS Manica & Queen Elizabeth.

Noon: Disembarked Chief of Staff & staff to Queen Elizabeth.

12.35pm: Proceeded in company with Queen Elizabeth.

1.30pm: Proceeded as requisite to Queen.

2.05pm: Stopped off Queen.

2.25pm: Proceeded as requisite to join Queen Elizabeth.

2.40pm: Hostile Aeroplane passed over.

3.15pm: In company with Queen Elizabeth.

4.30pm: Found waterlogged boat. Too badly damaged for salving.

5.25pm: Manica fired at hostile aeroplane. Queen Elizabeth fired 6 rounds.

6.40pm: Proceeded in company with Queen Elizabeth.

7.50pm: Proceeded inside Dardanelles.

9.00pm: Sent provisions to trawler 347.

10.00pm: Came to.


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4 May 1915

Dardanelles [& at Tenedos]

Lat 40.19, Long 26.19 [Obs]

3.50am: HMS Queen Elizabeth weighed & proceeded.

5.00am: Weighed & proceeded as requisite for closing Queen Elizabeth.

5.35am: Stopped off Queen Elizabeth.

7.15am: Proceeded to Gaba Tepe. Opened fire with HMS Colne, HMS Usk & HMS Chelmer to cover reembarkation of troops (Landing casualties 5 killed, 22 wounded, 4 missing).

9.00am: Proceeded as requisite to rejoin Queen Elizabeth.

9.15am: Stopped.

9.30am: Hands employed re-stowing magazines.

10.00am: Proceeded & weighed range buoy.

11.00am: In company with Queen Elizabeth. Receiving signals from aeroplane for Queen Elizabeth’s firing.

3.00pm: Acted as repeating ship between Queen Elizabeth and Manica.

5.00pm: Proceeded to HMS Queen.

5.25pm: Proceeded to rejoin Queen Elizabeth.

6.30pm: Stopped off Queen Elizabeth.

7.00pm: Proceeded to Tenedos with dispatches.

7.45pm: Stopped off Blenheim.

7.55pm: Proceeded towards aerodrome.

8.15pm: Sent dispatches ashore. Failed to locate aerodrome. Dispatches sent to Blenheim for delivery.

10.30pm: Proceeded as requisite for Dardanelles.

11.45pm: Stopped off Queen Elizabeth.


[See Imperial War Museum Collections for sketch by Herbert Hillier (serving on HMS Manica) ‘Spotting for Queen Elizabeth’]


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5 May 1915

Dardanelles [& at Tenedos]

Lat 40.12, Long 26.09 [Estimate from anchor bearings]

0.30am: Came to. Anchor bearings: Kephalo Point N43W; Cape Helles S60E; Ponenti Point S45W.

7.00am: Transport B10 weighed & proceeded.

7.30am: HMS Usk arrived.

9.00am: Hands employed cleaning torpedoes & refitting as requisite.

1.15pm: Weighed.

1.50pm: Proceeded with HMS Queen Elizabeth.

2.40pm: Stopped – acting as receiving ship for signals from seaplane.

3.50pm: Proceeded as requisite to Tenedos.

4.45pm: Observed trawler 324 flying signals of distress on Aird shoals. Reported her to Capt. S & HMS Osiris.

5.40pm: Came to off Aerodrome – North side Tenedos. Sent whaler with dispatches for aerodrome.

7.30pm: Whaler returned with Mr. St. Aubyn Midshipman.

8.00pm: Weighed & proceeded.

8.45pm: Stopped off Queen Elizabeth. Sent Mr. St. Aubyn to Queen Elizabeth.

11.15pm: Proceeded to HMS Euryalus & Arcadian for telegrams.


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6 May 1915

Dardanelles

Lat 39.83, Long 26.1 [Estimate of location at 4.30pm]

0.10am: Stopped off HMS Queen Elizabeth. Embarked observation officer & telegrams.

0.30am: Proceeded as requisite to Tenedos.

2.05am: Came to. Anchor bearings: Mount Elias N52E; St. Dimitri Point [Ayadimitri Burnu] N30W.

6.00am: One Stoker Petty Officer joined ship from HMS Blenheim.

7.30am: Sent whaler with observation officer to Aerodrome, Tenedos.

8.00am: Embarked 2 military observation officers from Aerodrome. Weighed & proceeded for Cape Helles.

9.30am: Stopped. Disembarked observation officer to SS Arcadian.

10.00am: Received dispatches from RA [Rear Admiral] III. Employed delivering them to HMS Agamemnon, HMS Vengeance, HMS Lord Nelson, HMS Goliath, HMS Cornwallis, HMS Majestic.

11.15am: Proceeded to deliver dispatches to HMS Dublin, HMS Minerva, HMS Talbot & HMS Sapphire.

1.30pm: Delivered all dispatches. Closed on Queen Elizabeth.

2.00pm: Proceeded to Arcadian.

2.20pm: Made fast alongside Arcadian & embarked detachment of troops.

3.00pm: Slipped & proceeded.

3.10pm: Made fast to B3 & embarked Turkish prisoners.

3.40pm: Slipped & proceeded to Tenedos Town.

4.30pm: Came to. Disembarked prisoners & escort.

5.25pm: Weighed & proceeded to rejoin Queen Elizabeth.

6.40pm: Stopped off Queen Elizabeth.

9.50pm: Sent whaler to Queen Elizabeth for letters.

10.00pm: Weighed & proceeded as requisite.

11.10pm: Sent letters to French Flagship Jaureguiberry & proceeded.


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7 May 1915

Off Dardanelles

Lat 40.05, Long 26.15 [Estimate from noon bearings]

0.15am: Stopped off HMS Queen Elizabeth.

1.40am: Received telegrams from Queen Elizabeth & proceeded as requisite.

1.50am: Stopped off SS Arcadian. Sent whaler for telegrams.

2.10am: Proceeded as requisite.

3.00am: Stopped & passed signal to HMS Manica.

3.05am: Proceeded to Tenedos.

4.00am: Came to.

6.15am: Weighed & proceeded.

6.45am: Stopped off HMS Blenheim.

7.05am: Received dispatches for Vice Admiral.

7.10am: Proceeded as requisite to rejoin Queen Elizabeth.

8.20am: Stopped off Queen Elizabeth. Sent whaler with dispatches.

10.00am: Sent whaler to Queen Elizabeth for 2 officers & dispatches.

10.15am: Proceeded.

10.30am: Stopped. 2 officers with dispatches disembarked for HMS Euryalus. Proceeded to Inkosi Transport & delivered message. Proceeded to Euryalus.

11.15am: Sent whaler to Cape Helles with Flag Officer.

11.30am: Came to. Anchor bearings Kephalo Light S5W[?]; P~~~ Point N30W. [Anchor bearings do not match below bearing?]

Noon: True bearing and distance: Cape Helles Light S68E ½ mile.

12.20pm: Weighed.

12.30pm: Came to.

1.30pm: Weighed & proceeded as requisite to rejoin Queen Elizabeth.

1.45pm: Arrived off Queen Elizabeth.

7.05pm: Hostile aeroplane reported. Manned anti-aitcraft gun.

7.30pm: Embarked Admiral de Robeck & staff & proceeded.

8.00pm: Disembarked at Arcadian.

9.50pm: Embarked C in C & staff.

9.55pm: Proceeded as requisite for Imbros.

10.45pm: Came to. Disembarked C in C to Queen Elizabeth.


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8 May 1915

Dardanelles

Lat 40.2, Long 26.2 [Estimate – assuming off Gaba Tepe]

6.00am: Sent whaler to HMS Queen Elizabeth for staff dispatches. Weighed & proceeded as requisite for ‘W’ Beach, SS Arcadian, HMS Euryalus. Landed staff & distributed dispatches. Relieved for duties of Queen Elizabeth by HMS Scourge.

7.45am: Proceeded to Gaba Tepe.

8.40pm: Secured alongside collier SS Clara. Commenced coaling.

10.10am: HMS Amethyst arrived.

2.30pm: Completed coaling, 100 tons. Slipped & proceeded.

3.10pm: Secured alongside SS Baron Ardrossan. Hands employed drawing stores.

6.05pm: Slipped & proceeded as requisite for Imbros.

7.10pm: Secured alongside SS Riverdale & completed with ammunition.

9.00pm: Slipped & proceeded as requisite for Gaba Tepe.

10.10pm: Came to.


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9 May 1915

Dardanelles

Lat 40.25, Long 26.25 [Estimate of location at 8pm]

5.00am: HMS Colne arrived.

8.25am: Weighed & closed HMS Queen. Received spare part machinery from HMS Chelmer.

9.00am: Embarked RA [Rear Admiral] III & proceeded.

10.00am: RA [Rear Admiral] III boarded HMS Queen Elizabeth.

10.30am: Closed HMS Euryalus. Embarked ratings & mails from SS Amicus for 2nd squadron.

11.45am: Sub Lieut. Laidlaw joined ship.

12.25pm: Secured alongside HMS Swiftsure.

2.35pm: Stopped off Queen.

2.52pm: Went alongside HMS Dartmouth.

2.57pm: Slipped.

6.15pm: Secured alongside Queen & disembarked ratings for HMS Ark Royal.

6.40pm: Secured alongside SS Baron Ardrossan & drew stores.

7.40pm: Slipped & proceeded.

8.00pm: Came to. Off left flank – Fisherman's Hut. Searching coast with searchlights.


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10 May 1915

Gaba Tepe

Lat 40.2, Long 26.2 [Estimate – assuming off Gaba Tepe]

am: At anchor off Fisherman's Hut. Searching coast with searchlight.

4.30am: Weighed & proceeded as requisite for anchoring.

5.00am: Anchored off HMS Queen.

9.50am: HMS London weighed & proceeded.

3.45pm: HMS Amethyst arrived with mails.


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11 May 1915

Dardanelles

Lat 40.50, Long 26.33 [Obs]

am: Sent whaler to HMS Queen with letters.

8.30am: Weighed.

8.40am: Made fast alongside SS Dago & drew provisions.

9.00am: Proceeded as requisite for Gulf of Xeros.

11.10am: Closed HMS Jed & gave her provisions.

11.25am: Proceeded for Gaba Tepe.

1.10pm: Courses as requisite for anchoring.

1.25pm: Came to.

2.30pm: HMS Queen Elizabeth arrived.

5.00pm: Discharged stoker sick to Queen.

7.30pm: Weighed & proceeded as requisite for anchoring off Fisherman's Hut.

7.50pm: Came to.

pm: At anchor – on searchlight look out on Fisherman's Hut.


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12 May 1915

Off Gaba Tepe

Lat 40.22, Long 26.21 [Estimate from noon bearings]

am: Searchlight lookout on Fisherman's Hut – at anchor.

4.15am: Weighed & proceeded outside transports to look out for aeroplane from Kephalo.

6.30am: Closed A3 transport.

6.45am: Secured alongside & embarked Australian Light Horse.

10.45am: Proceeded inshore & landed troops.

11.30am: Closed HMS Colne.

Noon: True bearing and distance: Gaba Tepe EbyS 3 miles.

12.05am: Proceeded course as requisite for Kephalo.

1.10pm: Secured alongside SS Clara (collier). Commenced coaling.

3.55pm: Completed coaling received 56 tons. Slipped & proceeded as requisite for Gaba Tepe.

5.00pm: Came to.

5.40pm: Transport No. 9 arrived.

7.30pm: Weighed & proceeded inshore.

7.45pm: Came to. 2 cables from Fisherman’s Hut.

pm: At anchor – on searchlight lookout on Fisherman's Hut.


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13 May 1915

Off Gaba Tepe

Lat 40.27, Long 26.16 [Estimate from noon bearings]

am: At anchor – On Searchlight lookout on Fisherman's Hut.

4.00am: Weighed & proceeded.

4.40am: On patrol to northward of squadron & transports.

8.15am: Recalled. Proceeded as requisite.

8.25am: Came to.

11.20am: Weighed & proceeded as requisite (seaplane lookout).

Noon: True bearing and distance: Gaba Tepe S50E 5 miles.

12.05pm: Recalled.

12.15pm: Came to.

5.00pm: Weighed & proceeded as requisite on look out for seaplane.

6.05pm: Came to.

7.30pm: Made 2 troopship boats fast alongside. Weighed & proceeded inshore.

8.10pm: Came to off the right flank.

pm: On searchlight lookout on right flank.


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14 May 1915

Dardanelles

Lat 40.25, Long 26.19 [Estimate from noon bearings]

Midnight-2.00am: On Searchlight look out on right flank (under fire).

2.00am: Weighed & manned boats & dispatched them inshore.

4.00am: Proceeded in company with HMS Usk to Suvla Bay. Action Stations.

4.30-5.30am: Covering troops reconnoitring (Falcon Hill).

5.35am: Proceeded as requisite.

6.20am: Came to

7.05am: Weighed & proceeded on patrol for hostile submarine.

7.20am: Received mails from HMS Chelmer & relieved her on patrol.

8.45am: Closed HMS Colne & sent mails.

8.50am: Sent mails to Usk.

9.15am: Proceeded. Courses as requisite for patrolling for hostile submarines.

11.30am: Closed HMS Queen.

11.45am: Stopped off Queen.

Noon: True bearing and distance: Gaba Tepe S50E 4 miles.

12.35pm: Proceeded in company with Queen & Usk.

12.45pm: Took station 1 mile on port bow of Queen.

1.10pm: Stopped.

1.35pm: On patrol to NE of Queen.

2.40pm: In company with Queen & Usk.

3.25pm: Station 2 cables from Queen.

5.10pm: Came to. 1 Stoker rating returned off sick list from Queen.

6.30pm: Weighed & proceeded for Kephalo.

7.15pm: Arrived at Kephalo & ordered collier SS Remembrance to proceed to Gaba Tepe. Proceeded, course as requisite for Gaba Tepe.

8.20pm: Closed Queen.

8.30pm: Proceeded in company with Queen.

10.20pm: Arrived at Imbros. Came to.


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15 May 1915

Dardanelles

Lat 40.24, Long 26.20 [Estimate of location at 11.10am]

4.40am: Weighed & proceeded.

4.50am: Took station 3 points before starboard beam of HMS Queen 5 cables.

6.15am: Came to off Gaba Tepe. Anchor bearings Gaba Tepe S42E; Suvla Point N2W.

11.10am: Weighed & proceeded.

11.30am: Secured alongside HMS London.

1.05pm: Slipped & proceeded.

1.45pm: Arrived off HMS Queen. Came to.

4.00pm: Weighed & proceeded.

4.10pm: Took station 3 points before starboard beam of Queen.

4.30pm: Took station astern of Queen. Course & speed as requisite for anchoring.

5.00pm: Came to. Anchor bearings: Suvla Point NE; Kephalo Light S32E.

7.15pm: Weighed & closed HMS Blenheim.

7.45pm: Proceeded.

7.50pm: Kephalo Light abeam 8 cables.

10.25pm: Stopped of HMS Jed, delivered mails & received dispatches.

11.40pm: Proceeded.


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16 May 1915

Dardanelles

Lat 40.16, Long 25.98 [Kephalo]

1.00am: Slow both courses & speeds as requisite for remaining off Suvla Point.

4.00am: Proceeded.

5.00am: Stopped off HMS Lord Nelson. Delivered dispatches.

5.10am: Proceeded.

6.25am: Came to. Gaba Tepe S46E; Suvla Point N5E.

8.30am: Sent whaler to HMS Colne for letter.

9.15am: Weighed & proceeded as requisite to look out for seaplane.

9.40am: Seaplane 176 disabled. Took same in tow for Kephalo.

11.15am: Stopped off HMS Ark Royal. Ark Royal took over seaplane.

12.05pm: Secured alongside Craigston.

12.40pm: Commenced coaling.

3.45pm: Completed coaling, 66 tons. Slipped & proceeded.

4.10pm: Secured alongside HMS Blenheim, drew slops & money.

5.55pm: Slipped & proceeded as requisite for Gaba tepe.

6.55pm: Proceeded as requisite in company with Colne.

7.30pm: Secured alongside A.I. transport.


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17 May 1915

Gaba Tepe

Lat 40.28, Long 26.20 [Estimate from anchor bearings]

7.10am: Commenced embarking troops, slipped & proceeded inshore.

8.45am: Came to. Landed Troops.

10.45am: Weighed & proceeded as requisite for closing HMS Queen.

11.10am: Came to. Anchor bearings: Suvla Point N10W; Right end Imbros S85W.

pm: Hands received monthly pay.

12.20pm: HMS Prince of Wales arrived.

2.30pm: Weighed & proceeded as requisite. On patrol to northward of squadron.

7.45pm: Closed HMS Colne.

7.50pm: As requisite for anchoring.

7.55pm: Came to near Prince of Wales. Anchor bearings: Suvla Point N5W; Kephalo Light S60W.

9.30pm: Weighed & shifted berth 3 cables inshore.

9.35pm: Came to. Anchor bearings: Suvla Point N8W; Kephalo Light S65W.


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18 May 1915

Gaba Tepe

Lat 40.24, Long 26.22 [Estimate from anchor bearings]

4.00am: Weighed & proceeded as requisite on patrol to northward of squadron on lookout for hostile submarines.

6.15am: HMS Queen arrived & anchored.

6.25am: HMS Canopus arrived & anchored.

9.25am: Relieved from Patrol.

9.35am: Came to. Anchor bearings: Suvla Point N2E; Gaba Tepe SE

2.00pm: Queen & HMS Prince of Wales sailed. HMS Amethyst arrived.

4.10pm: Weighed & proceeded as requisite for Kephalo.

5.50pm: Secured alongside Hindukush. Drew spars for kite. Submarine HMS E14 arrived from the sea of Marmara & was loudly cheered by all ships. Captain has been awarded VC & the crew DCMs.

6.10pm: Shoved off from Hindukush.

6.15pm: Half masted colours. Amethyst left harbour with burial party.

6.30pm: Secured astern of HMS Blenheim.

7.15pm: Hoisted colours.


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19 May 1915

Kephalo

Lat 40.16, Long 25.98

am: Hands employed remarking cable.


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20 May 1915

Kephalo & Gaba Tepe

Lat 40.27, Long 26.21 [Estimate from noon bearings]

6.00am: HMS Sapphire sailed.

6.30am: HMS Amethyst arrived.

6.30am: Slipped & proceeded.

7.00am: Secured alongside collier SS Craigston & commenced coaling.

8.50am: Completed coaling, 35 tons. Slipped & proceeded.

9.05am: Secured alongside SS Tandil. Embarked stores for HMS Manica.

10.55am: Discharged 1 rating to HMS Blenheim. Slipped & proceeded.

11.45am: Closed HMS Chelmer & HMS Colne & delivered service letters.

Noon: True bearing and distance: Gaba Tepe SSE 5 miles.

12.30pm: Secured alongside Manica. Disembarked stores.

2.00pm: Slipped. Relieved HMS Usk on Southern patrol. Courses as requisite for patrolling south of transports.

7.50pm: Courses & speeds as requisite for taking up position on right flank.

pm: On Searchlight Patrol on right flank.


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21 May 1915

Gaba Tepe

Lat 40.22, Long 26.23 [Estimate from noon bearings]

4.05am: Weighed & proceeded. Courses as requisite for patrol south of transports.

7.45am: Closed HMS Colne.

7.50am: Stopped.

8.15am: Proceeded on patrol.

9.00am: Employed refitting sweeping gear & fitting anti-sniper plates round forebridge. Hospital ship Cecilia arrived.

11.30am: Sighted party carrying White Flag on Gaba Tepe.

11.45am: Stopped.

Noon: True bearing and distance: Gaba Tepe EbyS 2 miles.

1.00pm: Proceeded to Gaba Tepe flying flag of truce.

1.20pm: Closed HMS Bacchante.

2.00pm: Destroyers arrived with troops.

2.45pm: Landed troops. Resumed Patrol.

3.30pm: Hospital ship Soudan sailed.

8.10pm: Came to, in station for searchlight patrol – right flank.

11.20pm: Weighed & closed HMS Canopus.

Midnight: Stopped off Canopus.


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22 May 1915

Off Gaba Tepe

Lat 40.24, Long 26.16 [Estimate from noon bearings]

am: Stopped off Canopus.

6.15am: Proceeded on Southern patrol.

am: Hands employed fitting sweeping gear and as requisite.

11.15am: HMS Chelmer observed flying submarine signal. Increased to full speed. Went to action stations.

11.30am: Speed 14 knots.

11.45am: 10 knots patrolling.

Noon: All transports left.

Noon: True bearing and distance: Gaba Tepe EbyS 5 miles.

1.45pm: Closed HMS Usk.

2.00pm: Courses as requisite for patrolling near HMS Albion.

3.30pm: Submarine sighted bearing N.

3.35pm: Submarine signal hauled down.

4.00pm: On patrol in company with Albion.

6.30pm: Observed enemy opening fire on British aeroplane.

7.30pm: Darkened ship.

8.15pm: Closed Albion.

8.30pm: On patrol on a line E½S from Kephalo between Kephalo & mainland.


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23 May 1915

Off Gaba Tepe

Lat 40.20, Long 26.15 [Estimate from noon bearings]

am: On patrol on a line E½S from Kephalo.

4.00am: HMS Albion went aground off Gaba Tepe. HMS Chelmer took her in tow.

5.00am: HMS Canopus took Albion in tow. Chelmer slipped.

7.00am: Secured alongside Albion. Enemy started opening a heavy fire with field guns. Embarked sick officer & ratings, confidential books & money. Endeavoured to tow Albion at 8 knots, but without success.

7.45am: Slipped. Canopus & Albion were replying to the enemy's fire.

8.00am: HMS Lord Nelson with Vice Admiral arrived. On patrol to west of squadron.

10.00am: Closed Albion & disembarked sick, confidential books & money.

10.45am: Hostile aeroplane observed steering North.

Noon: True bearing and distance: Gaba Tepe EbyN 5 miles.

1.10pm: Stopped. Sent mails to Albion.

1.15pm: Proceeded on patrol.

pm: On Southern patrol.

5.30pm: Stopped off HMS Colne, received letter.

6.40pm: Closed Colne, received letter.

6.45pm: Courses as requisite for northern patrol.

7.45pm: Closed Colne & received immediate letter.

7.50pm: Closed Canopus. On patrol 1 mile to seawards of hospital ship at slow speed.

9.55pm: Closed Canopus.

10.00pm: Took station 4 cables astern.


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24 May 1915

Gaba Tepe & Kephalo

Lat 40.16, Long 25.98

am: In station astern of HMS Canopus.

4.10am: Closed HMS Triumph to pass order from Canopus.

4.20am: Closed Rescue. [Admiralty salvage ship?]

4.45am: Took station astern of Canopus.

5.15am: Closed Canopus & received letter from Senior Naval Officer to Vice Admiral.

5.20am: Courses as requisite for northern patrol.

6.00am: Relieved by HMS Chelmer. Set course for Kephalo.

7.10am: Secured alongside HMS Carrigan Head for stores & provisions.

9.55am: Slipped & proceeded.

10.05am: Secured alongside collier SS Tandil. Commenced coaling.

2.25pm: Completed coaling. Received 79 tons. Slipped & proceeded.

2.40pm: Came to.

3.00pm: Drew new dinghy from HMS Blenheim.

6.00pm: 1st & 2nd divisions of destroyers sailed.


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25 May 1915

Kephalo & off Gaba Tepe

Lat 40.21, Long 26.09 [Estimate from noon bearings]

4.15am: Weighed & proceeded as requisite for Gaba Tepe.

5.15am: Stopped.

5.20am: Exercised action.

5.30am: Secured. Proceeded on Northern Patrol

7.30am: Periscope sighted off Cape Helles.

8.50am: HMS Harpy reported sighting periscope coming North.

9.45am: Escorted Z15 to Kephalo.

10.15am: HMS Vengeance reported sighted submarine. Action stations.

10.50am: Secured.

10.55am: Arrived Kephalo. Finished escorting.

11.00am: Proceeded for Gaba Tepe.

11.50am: Closed on HMS Canopus.

Noon: Took station ahead of Canopus.

Noon: True bearing and distance: Gaba Tepe East 8 miles.

12.05pm: Observed Canopus flying Sub. signal ENE.

12.30pm: Received orders to close HMS Triumph. Proceeded full speed.

12.36pm: Triumph sank. [Torpedoed – see Chapter II of Volume III Naval Operations by Corbett for more details]

12.50pm: Stopped & assisted in search for survivors.

1.45pm: Proceeded with HMS Grampus on search for submarine.

2.00pm: Patrolling SWbyW of Gaba Tepe on look out for hostile submarine.

2.45pm: Observed shots falling near tug Keravnos[?] – closed her at full speed. She reported she had seen submarine & was firing at it with rifles. Went full speed over spot indicated. No submarine seen.

3.30pm: Proceeded as requisite.

5.45pm: Stopped.

5.48pm: Proceeded in company with HMS Usk & HMS Colne courses as requisite for Gaba Tepe.

6.05pm: Took station 4 cables on port bow Usk.

7.30pm: Darkened ship.

8.10pm: Rockets seen NNW. Altered course NNW increased to full speed.

9.30pm: Stopped.

10.00pm: Proceeded to Gaba Tepe as requisite, having parted company with Usk & Colne.

11.30pm: On patrol off Gaba Tepe.


[See Imperial War Museum Collections for a sketch by Herbert Hillier showing Triumph sinking]


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26 May 1915

Off Gaba Tepe

Lat 40.24, Long 26.20 [Estimate from noon bearings]

1.00am: HMS Usk, HMS Colne & HMS Chelmer arrived & joined patrol.

am: On submarine patrol to West of anchorage.

4.30am: Chelmer left for Kephalo.

7.00am: Closed Colne. Ordered to patrol to southward of Niebrunissi [Nibrunesi] Point.

9.45am: Chelmer arrived & relieved Colne on patrol.

am: Hands employed securing gear on upper deck.

Noon: True bearing and distance: Gaba Tepe SE 3 miles.

pm: On submarine patrol to NW of anchorage.

4.00pm: Destroyers landing troops.

6.55pm: Closed Colne for orders.

7.00pm: Proceeded as requisite for Kephalo.

7.55pm: Arrived Kephalo & secured alongside HMS Blenheim port side.


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27 May 1915

Kephalo

Lat 40.16, Long 25.98

6.30am: HMS Majestic struck by torpedo from hostile submarine off Cape Helles and sank.

7.25am: Destroyers left harbour to save life from Majestic.

am: Hands employed refitting, securing wires, & testing after torpedo.

9.00am: 1 Stoker[?] Petty Officer & 1 Stoker discharged to HMS Blenheim (sick).

9.00am: French Destroyer Fanfare arrived with survivors from Majestic & proceeded to Mudros.

4.30pm: Hands to bathe.

6.30pm: Slipped & made fast astern of Blenheim.


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28 May 1915

Kephalo

Lat 40.16, Long 25.98

6.00am: Gascon (Hospital ship) arrived.

9.00am: Employed replacing protection round bandstands & testing foremost torpedo.

10.00am: HMS Triad with Vice Admiral on board arrived.

pm: Hands make & mend clothes.

3.45pm: Slipped & proceeded.

4.00pm: Secured alongside SS Lydie (collier), commenced coaling.

6.05pm: Completed coaling, 60 tons. Slipped & proceeded as requisite for Dardanelles.

6.40pm: Stopped. Sent boat to HMS Foxhound for letters.

8.00pm: Courses & speed as requisite for patrolling off Kum Kale.


[From The Routledge Dictionary of Historical Slang – Bandstand is a circular gun platform]


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29 May 1915

The Dardanelles

Lat 40.23, Long 26.20 [Estimate from log of HMS Usk]

am: On patrol between Kum Kale & De Totts Battery.

6.00am: Proceeded on day patrol across straits.

8.45am: Observed 3 large columns of water in centre of straits near Chanak.

9.15am: Submarine reported NW of Helles with conning tower awash.

9.20am: Action stations.

9.30am: Proceeded to inform ships at Cape Helles to be ready to get under way.

9.45am: Resumed patrol across straits.

11.15am: Took station on port beam of HMS Usk. Courses as requisite for proceeding to H patrol.

12.25pm: On H patrol.

1.15pm: Closed Usk. Proceeded for Cape Helles.

2.00pm: On patrol SW of Cape Helles on look out for submarine (hostile), reported 3 miles SW of Cape Helles.

3.10pm: Closed Usk.

3.15pm: Proceeded to H patrol line.

7.45pm: Courses & speeds as requisite for entering harbour.

8.00pm: Came to. Anchor bearings: Kephalo Light N80E; North Point N2E


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30 May 1915

Dardanelles [& Kephalo]

Lat 40.16, Long 25.98

7.50am: Weighed & proceeded.

8.05am: Secured alongside collier SS Lydie, commenced coaling.

9.30am: HMS Cornwallis arrived.

9.55am: Completed coaling, 42 tons. Slipped & proceeded.

10.05am: Came to. Anchor bearings: North Point N5E; Kephalo Light N82E

2.45pm: HMS Exmouth arrived.

5.00pm: Hands to bathe.

6.00pm: Weighed & proceeded in company with 1st sub division.

7.15pm: On patrol outside transports.

pm: On patrol off Kum Kale.


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31 May 1915

Dardanelles

Lat 40.07, Long 25.96 [Estimate from noon bearings]

am: On patrol off Kum Kale.

Ship: Met: Usk

4.30am: Proceeded with HMS Usk to G patrol.

10.40am: Passed HMS Imogene[?] heading for Kephalo.

11.00am: Hands scrubbing hammocks.

Noon: Submarine reported off Cape Helles heading for ANZAC.

Noon: True bearing and distance: Kephalo Light NNE 5 miles.

6.50pm: Observed smoke in NW by W direction. Proceeded full speed to investigate.

7.20pm: Proceeded on H patrol.

8.00pm: Darkened ship.

pm: On H patrol.



LOGS FOR JUNE 1915


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1 June 1915

Dardanelles

Lat 40.26, Long 25.99 [Estimate from noon bearings]

am: On H patrol.

6.15am: Proceeded to investigate steamer.

6.45am: Boarded Greek steamer Chalkis from Dedeagatch to Mitylene & Salonica [also spelled Salonica in the log]. General cargo.

7.10am: Proceeded on patrol.

Noon: True bearing and distance: North Point Imbros WbyS 3 miles.

12.30pm: Closed HMS Usk to pass signal.

12.45pm: Proceeded to examine indicator nets off Kusu Bay & Kephalo Light House.

2.30pm: Returned to H Patrol.

4.45pm: Informed trawlers no. 706 & 261 of newly laid indicator nets off Kusu Bay & Gaba Tepe.

7.30pm: Courses & speeds as requisite for proceeding into harbour.

7.50pm: Came to. Anchor bearings: Kephalo Light N70E; North Point N5E


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2 June 1915

Dardanelles [& Kephalo]

Lat 40.16, Long 25.98

8.00am: Weighed & proceeded.

8.25am: Secured alongside collier SS Melanie. Commenced coaling.

11.00am: Completed coaling, 57 tons. Slipped & proceeded.

11.15pm: Came to. Anchor bearings: Kephalo Light N65E; North Point N5W. 1 Stoker rating rejoined ship from sick list.

3.25pm: HMS Triad arrived with Vice Admiral.

6.15pm: Proceeded.

7.15pm: Stopped inside straits. On patrol at entrance to straits.

pm: On Dardanelles patrol.


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3 June 1915

Dardanelles

Lat 40.07, Long 25.93 [Estimate from noon bearings]

0.45am: Took station astern of HMS Usk.

5.20am: Proceeded on G patrol.

Noon: True bearing and distance: Kephalo Head N40E 6 miles.

1.00pm: Passed HMS Talbot heading for Gaba Tepe.

3.10pm: HMS Harpy proceeded full speed in direction of Gaba Tepe.

3.15pm: Proceeded.

4.40pm: Picked up 2 lighters Nos. 5 & 36 took them in tow. Rabbit Isle S25E; Kephalo N5E; Cape Helles N74E. proceeded to Cape Helles.

5.30pm: Turned 1 lighter over to Trawler 334.

7.10pm: Stopped off Usk & sent boat for letters.

7.20pm: Proceeded.

7.45pm: Darkened ship.

8.00pm: Stopped. Turned over lighter to S1.

8.30pm: Proceeded as requisite for Kum Kale.

9.00pm: On patrol off Kum Kale.

10.30pm: Closed Usk to pass signal.

10.50pm: Resumed Patrol.


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4 June 1915

Dardanelles

Lat 40.19, Long 26.21 [Estimate from noon bearings]

am: On patrol off Kum Kale – 4 cables astern of HMS Usk.

4.30am: Proceeded in company with Usk to H patrol line.

5.30am: Proceeded on H patrol.

8.30am: Courses as requisite for taking station astern of Usk.

8.40am: Took station astern of Usk. Proceeded to Kephalo.

10.05am: Took station astern of HMS Talbot.

10.15am: Took station 3 points before starboard beam[?] of Talbot 3 cables. Courses as requisite for Chana Ovasi. [See Map of Dardanelles]

11.00am: Took station 3 cables West of Talbot. Submarine (hostile) reported in straits near ships & 4 miles SW of Cape Helles.

Noon: True bearing and distance: Gaba Tepe ENE 3 miles.

12.10pm: Talbot opened fire at concealed battery.

3.30pm: Small gun on shore opened fire on Talbot.

4.00pm: Took station 3 cables on starboard bow of Talbot. Course for Mudros.

7.30pm: Courses & speeds as requisite for entering harbour.

7.55pm: Came to Mudros Harbour.


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5 June 1915

Dardanelles [& at Kephalo]

Lat 40.16, Long 25.98

5.00am: Weighed & proceeded as requisite for proceeding out of harbour.

6.00am: Took station astern of HMS Usk. Course as requisite for Kephalo.

9.15am: Secured alongside SS Melanie (collier). Commenced coaling.

am: Lost by accident Coir fender, 1 in no.

12.25pm: Completed coaling, 74 tons. Slipped & proceeded.

12.45pm: Came to. Anchor bearings: Kephalo Light N65E; North Point N5W.

6.00pm: Weighed & proceeded for Dardanelles.

7.25pm: On patrol at entrance to straits.

8.45pm: On patrol off Kum Kale.


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6 June 1915

Dardanelles to Malta

Lat 40.04, Long 25.88 [Estimate from noon bearings]

am: On patrol off Kum Kale.

4.30am: Proceeded to G patrol.

am: On G patrol.

Noon: True bearing and distance: Cape Kephalo Light NE 8½ miles.

9.05am: Passed French TB & TBD heading for Cape Helles.

9.30am: Trawler 112 reported strange trawler to SW. Proceeded to investigate.

10.00am: Ascertained to be British trawler 448. Resumed patrol.

pm: Lost overboard by accident boat’s crutches, 2 in no.

1.30pm: Closed HMS Usk.

1.35pm: Proceeded for Kephalo.

3.00pm: Secured alongside collier SS Melanie.

3.50pm: Completed coaling, 23 tons. Slipped & proceeded.

3.55pm: Came to. Anchor bearings: Kephalo Light N70E; North Point N10W

5.40pm: Received mails.

5.50pm: Weighed & proceeded.

7.15pm: Rabbit Isle abeam.

7.30pm: Stopped off Tenedos & sent whaler with telegrams. Darkened ship.

8.15pm: Proceeded, courses as requisite for rounding Tenedos.

10.33pm: [Cape] Sigri Light abeam.


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7 June 1915

Dardanelles to Malta

Lat 36.43, Long 23.20 [DR]

1.45-2.10am: Ran on zig-zag courses.

2.15am: Skyros Light abeam 6.5 miles.

2.35am: Town class cruiser challenged. [HMS Chatham?]

6.30am: Zea [Kea] Light abeam 3¼ miles.

7.50am: St. Georgia[?] Light abeam 4¼ miles.

8.45am: Passed brigantine heading NE.

9.00am: Put clocks back 20 mins.

10.05am: Belo Pulo Light abeam 4.7 miles.

11.50am: Stopped. Swung ship for deviation.

12.10pm: Proceeded as requisite for rounding Cape Malea.

12.15pm: Cape Malea abeam.

1.03pm: Cape Spathi Light abeam 1 mile. Passed a French light cruiser.

2.30pm: Cape Matapan abeam ¾ mile.

4.30pm: Put clocks back 20 mins. Sighted Battleship HMS Canopus on port beam.

4.50pm: Eased starboard engine to 12 knots – hot crank.

5.10pm: Increased speed with starboard engine – defect made good.

7.10pm: Canopus challenged.

7.35pm: Darkened ship.


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8 June 1915

Dardanelles to Malta & at Malta

Lat 35.97, Long 15.53 [Obs]

8.30am: Put clocks back 20 mins.

9.00am: Hands employed stowing ammunition & clearing up upper deck.

2.10pm: Sighted Malta ahead.

3.00pm: Courses & speeds as requisite for entering harbour.

3.25pm: Secured to F1 & F2 buoys, Dockyard Creek.

pm: Gave special leave to starboard watch from 4.30 to 7am. Canteen leave to part of watch till 11pm.


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9 June 1915

Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.52

am: 1 Hand with Torpedo Gunner’s Mate working about torpedoes. Remainder to dockyard drawing awning stanchions.

11.45am: Paid monthly money.

1.45pm: Hands employed spreading Quarterdeck awning.

5.15pm: Half masted colours.

6.10pm: Rehoisted colours closeup.


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10 June 1915

Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.52

8.00am: Hands employed spreading Forecastle & midships awnings.

9.00am: Discharged 2 ratings to HMS Egmont (sick).

1.45pm: Hands employed cleaning small arms & cleaning torpedoes for returning.

4.30pm: Gave general leave to starboard watch from 4.30pm till 8am Sunday [It’s Thursday]. Leave for part from 4.30pm - 7am.


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11 June 1915

Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.52

7.40am: Hands employed returning torpedoes.

9.00am: Hands employed returning ammunition & torpedoes.

1.45pm: Hands employed returning ammunition.

5.00pm: Special leave to part of watch till 7am.


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12 June 1915

Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.52

4.30pm: Special leave to part of watch till 7am. Chief & Petty Officers till 8am.


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13 June 1915

Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.52

1.00pm: Leave to port watch from 1.15pm till 7am Wednesday. [It’s Sunday]

2.45pm: Landed funeral party of 7 men and 2 Petty Officers.

3.30pm: Half masted colours.

pm: Special leave to part of watch from 5pm till 7am.


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14 June 1915

Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.52

6.30am: Furled Forecastle awning & unshackled.

6.35am: Tug Crasher[?] secured alongside.

7.05am: Slipped & proceeded to French Creek.

7.30am: Secured alongside under crane. Hoisted out foremost torpedo tube.

8.30am: Left wharf & proceeded into No. 1 dock.

9.45am: Entered dock. Respread Forecastle awning.

1.45pm: Hands employed spreading awnings, rigging fire hoses & as requisite.

pm: Special leave to part of watch from 5pm till 7.0am. Exercised fire stations.


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15 June 1915

Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.52

8.00am: Hands employed returning boats.

10.00am: Hands working about boat’s falls.

5.00pm: Exercised fire stations. Gave special leave to part of watch from 5pm till 7am.


[From 16th June to 1st August, Leave to Watch from about 5pm to about 7am and leave to part of the watch from about 5pm to about 11pm or 7am most days]


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16 June 1915

Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.52

9.00am: HMS Usk arrived.


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17 June 1915

Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.52

am: Hands employed preparing cable for surveying.

1.45pm: Hands employed in dockyard shifting davits.


[From 18th June to 1st August, most days at around 5pm: Fire Stations]


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18 June 1915

Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.52

6.30am: Hands employed respreading Quarterdeck awning.

8.00am: Hands employed returning all small arms to Naval Ordnance.

1.45pm: Hands employed scraping Ward Room Hatch.


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19 June 1915

Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.52

pm: Hands make & mend clothes.


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20 June 1915

Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.52


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21 June 1915

Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.52

am&pm: Hands employed scraping guns, preparing chain lockers for painting & as requisite.

5.00pm: HMS Agamemnon, HMS Colne & HMS Mosquito sailed.


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22 June 1915

Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.52

6.30am: Hands employed furling Quarterdeck awning. HMS Swiftsure arrived.

8.00am: Hands employed furling bath screens & returning canvas gear to sail loft.

1.45pm: Hands employed preparing mess deck for painting.

3.45pm: HMS Kennet arrived.


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23 June 1915

Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.52

6.30am: Hands employed respreading Quarterdeck awning.

am&pm: Hands employed painting mess deck.

am: Discharged 1 seaman rating to HMS Egmont (sick).

4.00pm: Landed Senglea Patrol.


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24 June 1915

Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.52

6.30am: Hands employed spreading side screens.

8.00am: Hands employed painting mess decks.

1.45pm: Hands employed painting fore lower mess deck.

3.00pm: HMS Reindeer arrived.


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25 June 1915

Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.52

am: Hands employed painting lower mess deck. 1 seaman rating rejoined ship from sick list.

am: Took 5 tons of welsh coal on Voluntary Charge.

1.45pm: Hands employed cleaning mess deck & scraping guns.


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26 June 1915

Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.52

6.30am: Hands employed respreading Quarterdeck awning.

8.20am: Hands employed respreading forecastle awning.

am: Decoaled 20 tons of welsh coal to NSO [Naval Stores Office?] Malta.

pm: Hands make & mend clothes.

5.15pm: Landed Senglea Patrol.

11.00pm: Patrol returned on board.


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27 June 1915

Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.52


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28 June 1915

Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.52

6.30am: Hands employed furling side screens & preparing ship for undocking.

8.20am: Commenced flooding dock.

8.55am: Ship afloat.

11.10am: Left dry dock & proceeded in tow of tug Samson to boiler wharf.

11.40am: Secured alongside boiler wharf.

Noon: HMS Kennet secured alongside port side.

1.45pm: Hands employed drawing mess traps.

4.00pm: Landed funeral party.

6.00pm: Funeral Party returned.


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29 June 1915

Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.52

8.00am: Hands employed painting stoker’s mess deck.

pm: Hands make & mend clothes.

5.00pm: Landed Senglea patrol.

11.00pm: Patrol returned on board.


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30 June 1915

Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.52

am&pm: Hands employed painting stoker’s mess deck.

9.00am: Half masted colours.

10.15am: Explosion occurred in Torpedo Lecture Room. Sent Fire party to scene of disaster.

1.30pm: Paid quarterly settlement.


[From the casualty lists 3 men died in the explosion]


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LOG BOOK – 1ST JULY 1915 TO 31st AUGUST 1915


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[Front page of log book split over 2 scanned pages]

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This is to certify that this is a true copy of the log of HMS Ribble for the period of July 1st – Aug 31st 1915

[Signed] Oscar Henderson Lieut. in Command

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HMS Blenheim 21 October 1915

Submitted, observing ... No remarks [Signed] HL Hammond Lieut. Commander(D)

HMS Blenheim 22 October 1915

Ditto for Acting Captain (D) Fifth Destroyer Flotilla

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LOGS FOR JULY 1915


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1 July 1915

Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.52

7.30am: HMS Kennet slipped.

7.50am: Tug Crasher[?] made fast alongside.

7.55am: Slipped & proceeded to gun mounting wharf.

8.05am: Secured alongside wharf.

9.00am: Hands employed painting mess decks.

1.45pm: Hands employed painting guns & mess decks.

5.20pm: Swanley sailed.


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2 July 1915

Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.52

6.40am: HMS Topaze arrived.

7.20am: Landed funeral party.

7.30am: French destroyer Hache secured alongside.

am&pm: Hands employed painting guns & as requisite.

10.25am: Funeral party returned on board.


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3 July 1915

Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.52

pm: Hands make & mend clothes.


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4 July 1915

Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.52


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5 July 1915

Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.52

7.35am: HMS Kennet slipped from Hamilton wharf & secured alongside Boiler wharf.

am&pm: Hands employed painting mess decks.


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6 July 1915

Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.52

am&pm: Hands employed painting mess decks.

12.10pm: HM Monitor no. 19 arrived & secured alongside HMS Aster.


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7 July 1915

Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.52

am: Hands employed painting mess deck & as requisite.

1.45pm: Hands employed refitting & as requisite.

3.45pm: Italian cruiser Citta di Catania arrived.

6.15pm: HM Monitor Abercrombie arrived.


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8 July 1915

Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.52

am&pm: Hands employed painting mess deck & as requisite.

7.00pm: HMS Theseus[?] & HMS Abercrombie sailed.


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9 July 1915

Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.52

6.25am: French destroyer Hache slipped & proceeded out of harbour.

am: Hands employed painting mess decks & drawing new cable.

am: 1 stoker rating rejoined ship from HMS Egmont off sick list.

pm: Hands employed painting mess decks.

5.30pm: HMS Swiftsure sailed.

6.20pm: HMS Lord Nelson arrived.


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10 July 1915

Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.52

am: Discharged 1 Engine Room Artificer to HMS Egmont (sick).

12.10pm: HMS Endymion arrived.


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11 July 1915

Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.52

6.45pm: HMS Endymion & Monitor sailed.


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12 July 1915

Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.52

4.00pm: HMS Aster minesweeper secured alongside Boiler wharf.


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13 July 1915

Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.52

am: Discharged 1 stoker rating to HMS Egmont (sick).

3.00pm: Hands employed provisioning ship.


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14 July 1915

Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.52

8.00am: Hands employed cleaning magazines & as requisite.

11.55am: HM Monitor 33 arrived.

1.45pm: Hands employed drawing cable & as requisite.

6.05pm: HM Monitors 32 & 29 arrived & secured alongside wall.


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15 July 1915

Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.52

9.00am: Destroyer HMS Arno arrived.

6.00pm: Monitor HMS Lord Raglan arrived.


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16 July 1915

Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.52

6.00am: HMS Aster & French destroyer Renaudin sailed.

4.10pm: Landed funeral party.

6.45pm: Funeral Party returned.


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17 July 1915

Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.52

10.30am: Monitors HMS Havelock & HMS Lord Raglan proceeded out of harbour.

pm: Hands to make & mend clothes.


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18 July 1915

Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.52

7.30am: HM Monitors Nos. 19 & 29 sailed.


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19 July 1915

Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.52

1.45pm: Hands employed red-leading ship’s side & as requisite.

6.00pm: HM Monitors Nos. 32 & 33 sailed. Discharged 1 Stoker rating to HMS Egmont for punishment.


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20 July 1915

Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.52

8.45am: Hands employed refitting boats falls & as requisite.


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21 July 1915

Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.52

9.00am: Danton [French battleship?] proceeded out of harbour.

2.15pm: HMS Grafton arrived.

5.15pm: HMS Edgar arrived.


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22 July 1915

Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.52

8.00am: Hands employed refitting boats falls & as requisite.

12.10pm: French Hospital ship Formosa sailed.

4.10pm: Landed funeral party.

6.40pm: Funeral party returned on board.


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23 July 1915

Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.52

pm: Hands employed cleaning small arms & as requisite.

3.30pm: French Battleship Republic [Republique] arrived.

4.45pm: Landed canteen picket.

9.00pm: Picket returned on board.


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24 July 1915

Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.52

9.15am: HMS Grafton sailed.

pm: Hands make & mend clothes.

6.15pm: HMS Edgar sailed.


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25 July 1915

Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.52

1.45pm: French battleship France observed to be on fire amidships. Sent fire party on board her.

4.30pm: Fire party returned from France.


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26 July 1915

Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.52

9.30am: HMS Arno sailed.

9.45am: French battleship Paris arrived.


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27 July 1915

Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.52


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28 July 1915

Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.52

1.00pm: Paid monthly settlement.


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29 July 1915

Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.52

am: Hands employed rigging protection pads & as requisite.

2.15pm: 1 Stoker rating rejoined ship from hospital. 1 Stoker rating rejoined ship from HMS Egmont (punishment).


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30 July 1915

Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.52

8.00am: Hands employed hoisting in torpedoes & as requisite.

1.00pm: French destroyer arrived.


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31 July 1915

Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.52

7.45am: Commenced coaling from lighters.

Noon: Completed coaling. Received 139 tons.

pm: Landed Canteen picket.

9.00pm: Canteen picket returned on board.



LOGS FOR AUGUST 1915


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1 August 1915

Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.52

6.00pm: Lieut. Oscar Henderson RN took over command on the departure of Lieut. Commander Wilkinson RN to take on command of HMS Jed. [Taking over Jed on 13th August 1915 – see log]


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2 August 1915

Malta to Gibraltar & at Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.52

am: Hands employed furling awnings & as requisite.

7.25am: HMS Welland arrived & secured alongside.

8.00-9.00am: Carried out basin trial (unsatisfactory).

2.30pm: HMS Weymouth arrived.

3.00pm: Commenced basin trial.

4.10pm: Completed basin trial.

5.15pm: Slipped. Courses & speeds as requisite for proceeded out of harbour.

7.20pm: Cape San Dimitri Light House abeam. [Ras San Dimitri, Gozo]


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3 August 1915

Malta to Gibraltar

Lat 37.2, Long 10.7 [Obs]

5.45am: Pantellaria Light abeam 2.2 miles.

10.15am: Cape Bon Light House abeam 1 mile.

11.20am: North Point Zembra Island abeam 2.2 miles

2.30pm: Cani Island abeam 2 miles.

3.30pm: Observed French destroyer off Bizerta.

3.40pm: Cape Guardia[?] abeam 3 miles.

3.50pm: Passed Fleet auxiliary No. 28.

4.10pm: Ras Engela [Ras Ennghela?] Point abeam 2 miles.

4.30pm: Put clocks back 20 mins.

6.15pm: Cape Serrat Light House abeam 6 miles.

10.25pm: Cape Rosa Light abeam 15 miles.


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4 August 1915

Malta to Gibraltar

Lat 37.1, Long 5.1 [X Brgs]

0.25am: Cap de Garde Light abeam 15 miles.

3.05am: Cap de Fer Light abeam 6.5 miles.

6.15am: Cap Bougaroni [Bougaoun?] abeam 5 miles.

am: Lost foremost gun cover overboard by accident.

8.45am: Hands preparing kite for explosive anti-submarine sweep.

4.30pm: Put clocks back 20 mins.

5.15pm: Cap Bengut abeam 8 miles.

9.10pm: Cap Caxine Light abeam 14 miles.


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5 August 1915

Malta to Gibraltar

Lat 36.7, Long 0.6 [Obs]

4.30am: Cape Tenez Light abeam 18 miles.

4.20pm: Examined small steamer.

6.04pm: Cap de Gata Light House abeam 8.5 miles.

11.15pm: Sacratif Light abeam.


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6 August 1915

Malta to Gibraltar & at Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

4.15am: Altered course to avoid sailing ship.

7.00am: Courses & speeds as requisite for entering harbour.

7.45am: Secured alongside dockyard wall near sheer legs.

9.00am: Discharged 2 stoker ratings to hospital.

am: Hands discharging torpedoes.

1.30pm: Hands employed returning torpedoes.


[From 6th August to 4th October, 4pm: Exercised fire stations; Leave to Watch and part from 5pm or 1.15pm to about 7am most days]


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7 August 1915

Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

6.30am: Hands employed spreading Quarterdeck awning.

8.05am: Ammunition lighter secured alongside. Hands employed disembarking ammunition.

10.15am: Ammunition lighter shoved off.

1.15pm: Hands to make & mend clothes.

2.00pm: HMS Bristol proceeded out of harbour for trials.

4.10pm: Bristol arrived.

5.50pm: Hospital ship Somali sailed.

7.55pm: Bristol sailed.


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8 August 1915

Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

pm: Hands to make & mend clothes.


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9 August 1915

Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

1.15pm: Hands to make & mend clothes.


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10 August 1915

Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

1.45pm: Hands employed scraping after torpedo tube and as requisite.


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11 August 1915

Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

7.30am: HMS Carmania arrived.

8.50am: HM Monitor No. 21 arrived.

5.00pm: Discharged 2 Petty Officers & 9 hands (seamen ratings) to HMS Richard Welford.


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12 August 1915

Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37


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13 August 1915

Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37


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14 August 1915

Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37


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15 August 1915

Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37


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16 August 1915

Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

2.55pm: Landed party for inoculation.

4.00pm: Exercised fire stations.

6.45pm: HMS Carmania sailed.

7.30pm: HMS Duncan sailed.


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17 August 1915

Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

2.50pm: Landed party for inoculation at Dockyard Surgery.


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18 August 1915

Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

6.30am: HMS Duncan sailed.

8.00am: HMS Marmora arrived.


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19 August 1915

Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

6.00pm: Hospital party (4 seamen, 4 stokers) returned to ship.


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20 August 1915

Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37


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21 August 1915

Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

pm: Hands to make & mend clothes.

6.50pm: HMS Pelorus sailed.


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22 August 1915

Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

pm: Hands to make & mend clothes.


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23 August 1915

Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

6.30pm: 10 seaman ratings returned to ship from HMS Richard Welford.


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24 August 1915

Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

8.30am: Hands employed getting up cable & as requisite.

pm: Hands employed scraping tubes & as requisite.

pm: One stoker rating rejoined ship from hospital.


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25 August 1915

Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

am: One rating discharged to HMS Cormorant (sick).


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26 August 1915

Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

8.00am: Hands employed returning maxim gun & as requisite.

2.45pm: Landed party for inoculation at Dockyard Surgery.

6.45pm: One telegraphist rating rejoined ship from HMS TB.93.


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27 August 1915

Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

10.30am: HMS Pelorus sailed.

2.45pm: Landed party for inoculation at Dockyard Surgery.

7.30pm: Pelorus arrived.


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28 August 1915

Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

9.30am: HMS TB.91 secured alongside.

pm: Hands to make & mend.

.

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29 August 1915

Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

2.15pm: HMS London arrived.


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30 August 1915

Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

2.00pm: HMS Pelorus sailed.


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31 August 1915

Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

am: Discharged 1 Officer’s steward to hospital.


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LOG BOOK – 1ST SEPTEMBER 1915 TO 31st OCTOBER 1915


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[Front page of log book split over 2 scanned pages]

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I hereby certify that this is the original ship’s log of HMS Ribble; for the period of 1 Sept to 31 Oct 15

[Signed] R.W. Wilkinson Lieut. Commander

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HMS Blenheim 2 November 1915

Submitted, observing ... No remarks [Signed] HL Hammond Lieut. Commander(D)

HMS Blenheim 3 November 1915

Forwarded... [Signed] CPR Coode Captain (D) Fifth Destroyer Flotilla

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LOGS FOR SEPTEMBER 1915


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1 September 1915

Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

am: Hands employed refitting coaling strops & as requisite.

1.45pm: Paid monthly settlement.


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2 September 1915

Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37


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3 September 1915

Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

6.30am: Monitor No. 28 arrived.


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4 September 1915

Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

5.30am: Monitor No. 28 sailed.

pm: Hands to make & mend clothes.


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5 September 1915

Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

pm: Hands to make & mend clothes.


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6 September 1915

Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

6.30am: French gunboat arrived.

2.45pm: Landed party for inoculation at dockyard surgery.


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7 September 1915

Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37


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8 September 1915

Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

pm: Hands employed returning dinghy to boathouse & as requisite.


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9 September 1915

Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37


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10 September 1915

Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37


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11 September 1915

Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

pm: Hands to make & mend clothes.


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12 September 1915

Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

pm: Hands to make & mend clothes.

10.30pm: Monitor 18 arrived.


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13 September 1915

Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37


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14 September 1915

Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

7.15am: Tug secured alongside.

7.55am: Slipped & proceeded into No. 3 dry dock.

am: Hands employed docking ship & as requisite.


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15 September 1915

Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37


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16 September 1915

Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37


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17 September 1915

Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

2.20am: Landed escort 1 Leading Seaman & 2 ABs.

3.30am: Escort with prisoner returned onboard.


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18 September 1915

Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

8.00am: 3 scouts & 3 TBs arrived & secured alongside South Mole.

pm: Hands to make & mend clothes.


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19 September 1915

Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

pm: Hands to make & mend clothes.


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20 September 1915

Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37


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21 September 1915

Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

7.15am: HMS Terrible arrived.


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22 September 1915

Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37


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23 September 1915

Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

11.00am: 4 'L' class destroyers arrived.

7.00pm: HMS Terrible sailed.


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24 September 1915

Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

6.00am: 4 'L' class destroyers sailed.

am: Hands employed painting canvas gear & as requisite.


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25 September 1915

Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

pm: Hands to make & mend clothes.


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26 September 1915

Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

pm: Hands to make & mend clothes.


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27 September 1915

Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

6.00pm: HMS Magnificent arrived.


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28 September 1915

Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

am&pm: Hands employed provisioning ship & as requisite.

am: 1 Stoker rating discharged to hospital.


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29 September 1915

Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

7.45am: HMS Forward & 1 TB arrived.


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30 September 1915

Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

3.00pm: HMS Essex arrived.



LOGS FOR OCTOBER 1915


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1 October 1915

Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

pm: 1 Stoker rating returned to ship from hospital.


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2 October 1915

Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

9.25am: Commenced flooding dock.

11.00am: Proceeded out of no. 3 dock & secured alongside no. 2 shed South Mole.

1.00pm: Paid monthly money.

pm: Hands to make & mend clothes.


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3 October 1915

Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

7.40am: Commenced coaling (Native Labour).

8.45am: Hands drawing boats from boathouse & as requisite.

10.30am: Finished coaling. Received 135 tons.

pm: Hands to make & mend clothes.


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4 October 1915

Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

6.00am: Lit fires in No. 3 boiler.

6.50am: Tug secured alongside.

7.10am: Slipped from South Mole & proceeded to Gunwharf.

7.30am: Secured alongside Gunwharf.

am: Hands employed ammunitioning ship & getting in torpedoes.

11.30am: HMS Bulldog, HMS Grasshopper & HMS Racoon arrived.

pm: Hands employed getting in torpedoes & as requisite.


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5 October 1915

Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

6.00am: HMS Venerable arrived.

6.15am: Hands employed furling Quarterdeck awning.

8.00am: Hands employed drawing sweep wires & as requisite.

9.05am: Commenced Basin Trial.

11.00am: Completed Basin Trial.

1.45pm: Tug secured alongside.

1.50pm: Slipped & proceeded.

2.10pm: Secured to No. 14 buoy.

pm: Hands employed unshipping awning stanchions & as requisite.

4.10pm: HMS Grasshopper, HMS Bulldog & HMS Racoon proceeded out of harbour.

pm: Gave special leave to watch from 5pm till 7am & to part of watch till 10.30pm.


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6 October 1915

Gibraltar [& at sea]

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

9.00am: Slipped & proceeded out of harbour for steam trial.

9.15am: Commenced trial.

10.30am: Finished trial. Swung ship for deviation.

11.50am: Courses & speeds as requisite for entering harbour.

Noon: Secured alongside No. 2 shed South Mole.

12.40pm: Commenced coaling.

2.00pm: Finished coaling. Received 17 tons.

pm: Gave special leave to watch from 5pm till 7am & to part of watch till 10.30pm.


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7 October 1915

Gibraltar to Malta & at Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.1 [Obs]

10.50am: Slipped & proceeded.

7.55pm: Alboran Island Light abeam 2.5 miles.


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8 October 1915

Gibraltar to Malta

Lat 36.7, Long 1.1 [X Brgs]

3.00am: C. [Iles?] Habibas Light abeam 13.5 miles.

3.55am: Cap Falcon Light abeam.

am: Hands employed fitting anti submarine charges, cleaning small arms & as requisite.

12.52pm: C. Tenez [Cap Tenes?] abeam 9½ miles.

3.15pm: Put clocks on 15 mins.

6.10pm: Darkened ship.

7.35pm: Caxine Light abeam 7 miles.

8.40pm: Cap Matifou abeam 8.5 miles.

11.00pm: Cap Bengut Light abeam 8 miles.


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9 October 1915

Gibraltar to Malta

Lat 37.3, Long 7.4 [X Brgs]

2.05am: Cap Sigli abeam 13 miles.

3.15am: Put clocks on 15 mins.

8.45am: Cap Bougaroni [Bougaroun] Light abeam 13 miles.

11.10am: Stopped & examined suspicious object (cask) stove it in.

11.10am: Cap de Fer abeam 14 miles.

11.50am: Examined & sank another cask.

12.05pm: Proceeded.

4.00pm: Exercised fire stations.

5.00pm: Put clocks on 15 mins.

6.50pm: Cap Serrat Light abeam 6 miles.

8.40pm: Ras Engela [Ra’s Enghela] Light abeam.

10.05pm: [Iles] Cani Light abeam 4½ miles. Passed Dutch steamer Kamaden[?] of Amsterdam.


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10 October 1915

Gibraltar to Malta & at Malta

Lat 36.4, Long 13.6 [DR]

1.40am: Cap Bon Light abeam 7.5 miles.

3.45am: Put clocks on 15 mins.

5.40am: C. [Punta?] Spadillo Light abeam 7.3 miles.

am: Sunday Routine.

2.50pm: Gozo Island Light abeam 8 miles.

4.30pm: Courses & speeds as requisite for entering harbour.

5.15pm: Secured to no. 2 & 2A buoys Grand Harbour.

5.30pm: Commenced coaling. Gave special leave to watch from 6pm till 6.30am.

7.50pm: Completed coaling. Received 87 tons.

[Signed] Oscar Henderson Lieut.



THE VOYAGES OF HMS RIBBLE
Operations in the Dardanelles and Aegean Sea

JP map Ribble Dardanelles 2

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11 October 1915

Malta [& at sea]

Lat 35.9, Long 14.52

am: Hands employed taking in ammunition (150 rounds 4") & returning gear to Dockyard.

10.30am: Lieut. Commander R.W. Wilkinson RN joined ship & took over command.

1.30pm: Hands employed as requisite & provisioning ship.

4.30pm: Mr. Carter, gyro compass adjuster, joined ship for passage to Mudros.

5.30pm: Slipped & proceeded. Courses & speeds as requisite for proceeding out of harbour.

5.45pm: Station 4 cables ahead of SS Romany.

pm: Escorting SS Romany.


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12 October 1915

Malta to Mudros

Lat 34.6, Long 17.5 [Obs]

10.50am: Put clocks on 20 mins.

11.40am: Passed SS Olympic.

4.00pm: Exercised fire & collision stations.

6.00pm: Darkened ship.


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13 October 1915

Malta to Mudros

Lat 34.7, Long 21.3 [Obs]

10.40am: Put clocks on 20 mins.

11.00am: Closed SS Romany to pass signal.

11.45am: Resumed course.

12.50pm: Starboard spar for minesweeping gear broke – Stopped – hoisted in kite.

1.10pm: Proceeded.

1.30pm: In station 4 cables ahead of SS Romany.

3.15pm: Passed 2 French TBs steering East.

6.00pm: Darkened ship.


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14 October 1915

Malta to Mudros

Lat 37.4, Long 23.9 [Obs] [Long written as 33° but assuming 23° from location of Agios Georgios]

0.20am: Sighted Kithera [Kythira] Light.

0.50am: Altered course for Kithera Channel.

2.00am: Full speed astern to avoid French destroyer patrol. Carried away patent log.

4.50am: Cape Malea Light abeam 7 miles.

5.00am: Passed French destroyer.

5.55am: Sighted SS Romany 4 miles on Starboard beam.

6.00am: Increased to 180 revs. course as requisite for closing Romany.

6.35am: In station 4 cables ahead of Romany.

8.13am: Belo Pulo Light abeam 5 miles.

10.30am: Put clocks on 20 mins.

12.40pm: Georgio Island [Agios Georgios] abeam.

2.00pm: Passed HMS Sentinel.

2.10pm: Proceeded courses & speeds as requisite in search of hostile submarine supposed to be stranded in Kavia Bay, Zea Island [Kea]. Saw no signs of submarine.

2.30pm: Zigzagging thro’ Zea straits.

4.40pm: Passed HMS Skirmisher.

4.45pm: Zigzagging thro’ Doro Channel.

6.00pm: Cape Phasso [Phassa] Light House abeam 2.5 miles.

9.40pm: Sighted Trebucci Light (Skyros) bearing NNW. [Ormos Tristomo].

11.40pm: Light abeam 16 miles.


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15 October 1915

Malta to Mudros & at Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

7.00am: Course as requisite for closing HMS Triad.

8.35am: Stopped sent whaler with letter to Triad. Received letters for Triad.

8.50am: Proceeded courses & speeds as requisite for Mudros.

11.00am: Proceeded into Mudros. Sent mails to HMS Imogene & HMS Europa. Discharged Mr. Carter, gyro compass adjuster to Europa.

12.40pm: Secured alongside SS Margit, collier.

1.15pm: Commenced coaling.

4.07pm: Completed coaling. Received 75 tons. Slipped.

4.15pm: Came to.


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16 October 1915

Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

6.00am: HMS Welland sailed.

7.15am: HMS Louis arrived.

8.00am: HMS Wear sailed.

am: Discharged 2 ratings to HMS Blenheim (sick).

pm: Gave special leave to watch from 1.30pm till 5.30pm.


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17 October 1915

Mudros & Dardanelles

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

1.00pm: Weighed & proceeded, courses & speeds as requisite for proceeding out of harbour.

1.30pm: Took station ahead of SS Queen Louise.

1,45pm: Passed HMS Foxhound & HMS Scourge.

2.25pm: Set course for Cape Helles.

3.45pm: Passed Rewa (hospital ship).

5.00pm: Passed HMS Chatham.

7.35pm: Cape Helles abeam. Parted company with Queen Louise. Proceeded to Morto Bay.

8.10pm: Closed HMS Louis in Morto Bay.

pm: On I patrol off De Totts Battery in company with Louis.


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18 October 1915

The Dardanelles

Lat 40.28, Long 26.15 [Estimate from noon bearings]

am: On I patrol in company with HMS Louis.

5.50am: Parted company with Louis. On patrol off Cape Helles.

8.30am: Set course North for Suvla.

9.45am: Arrived on Suvla Patrol.

am: On patrol off Suvla at slow speed.

Noon: True bearing and distance: Suvla Point NE 4 miles.

pm: On patrol off Suvla at 6 knots.

4.55pm: Proceeded for Cape Helles in company with HMS Usk.

5.55pm: Arrived off Cape Helles & closed HMS Harpy.

6.00pm: Darkened ship. Proceeded on G patrol at entrance of Dardanelles in company with HMS Welland & Usk.


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19 October 1915

The Dardanelles

Lat 40.28, Long 26.18 [Obs]

am: On G patrol at entrance of Dardanelles in company with HMS Welland & HMS Usk.

6.15am: Courses as requisite in company with Usk for Suvla.

7.45am: Proceeded on Suvla Patrol.

pm: On H Patrol at slow speed.

4.40pm: Proceeded courses as requisite for Cape Helles.

5.45pm: Closed HMS Foxhound. Sent boat for letters.

6.00pm: Proceeded on patrol at entrance to Dardanelles in company with HMS Savage & Usk.


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20 October 1915

Dardanelles [& at Mudros]

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

am: On patrol at entrance to Dardanelles in company with HMS Savage & HMS Usk.

6.30am: Proceeded for Mudros.

8.30am: Cape Irene abeam.

9.00am: Courses & speeds as requisite for entering harbour.

9.20am: Secured alongside SS Margit, collier. Commenced coaling.

11.12am: Finished coaling. Received 52 tons.

11.25am: Came to.

4.45pm: 1 Engine Room Artificer rejoined ship from HMS Blenheim.


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21 October 1915

Dardanelles [& at Mudros]

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

9.00am: Aired night clothing. Hands employed painting on upper deck & scrubbing mess decks.

1.30pm: Read warrant no. [blank] & discharged prisoner to HMS Blenheim for cell punishment.

2.30pm: Weighed & proceeded in company with HMS Usk, courses & speeds as requisite for proceeding out of harbour.

3.20pm: Set course for Cape Helles.

7.00pm: Arrived in Morto Bay on patrol with Usk.

11.45pm: HMS Wear & HMS Welland arrived & took outer patrol.


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22 October 1915

Dardanelles

Lat 40.19, Long 26.14 [Estimate from noon bearings]

am: On I patrol in Morto Bay in company with HMS Usk.

6.00am: Proceeded to entrance – on G patrol.

10.50am: HMS Pincher & HMS Grampus arrived on G patrol.

11.00am: Set course for Suvla.

Noon: True bearing and distance: Suvla Point NNE 8 miles.

12.35pm: Arrived on H patrol. On H patrol in company with HMS Wear.

4.45pm: Proceeded to Kephalo.

5.30pm: Arrived on K patrol.


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23 October 1915

Dardanelles

Lat 40.27, Long 26.16 [Obs]

am: On K patrol off Kephalo.

6.25am: Set course for Suvla.

8.00am: Arrived on H patrol Suvla. Closed HMS Wear & received fresh provisions.

am: On H patrol with Wear.

10.45am: Investigated Holmes' Light burning. [Light attached to life buoy]

pm: On H patrol.

3.00pm: Sighted HMS Usk & HMS Welland. Proceeded with Wear for Mudros.

3.40pm: Kephalo abeam.

5.30pm: Cape Irene abeam. Altered course as requisite for Mudros.

6.00pm: Courses & speeds as requisite for entering harbour.

6.30pm: Secured alongside SS Maresfield, collier.


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24 October 1915

Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

6.30am: Commenced coaling.

8.05am: Completed coaling. Received 56 tons.

8.20am: Slipped. Courses & speeds as requisite for proceeding out of harbour in company with HMS Wear.

9.00am: Courses as requisite for Mudros.

9.55am: Moored ship.


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25 October 1915

Mudros to Saloniki

Lat 39.93, Long 23.33 [Obs]

6.00am: Weighed & proceeded in company with HMS Wear. Courses & speeds as requisite for proceeding out of harbour.

6.30am: Kombi Light abeam.

6.45am: Plaka Point abeam. Set course for Salonica.

9.25am: Cape Santo [Cape Monte Santo/Akra Timiou Prodromou?] abeam 16 miles.

10.15am: Cape Deprano [Akra Drepanon?] abeam 2.7 miles.

Noon: Kassandra Light abeam 3 miles.

2.05pm: Panomi Point [Akra Epanomis?] abeam ½ mile.

2.45pm: Courses & speeds as requisite for entering harbour.

3.30pm: Came to.

5.10pm: Weighed & proceeded pout of harbour.

6.00pm: Courses & speeds as requisite for escorting 2 transports down Gulf of Salonica.

9.50pm: Sighted Kassandra Light S44°E.

10.40pm: Parted company with transports.


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26 October 1915

Saloniki to Mudros

Lat 40.36, Long 22.82 [Estimate from noon location]

0.35am: Panomi Light abeam 2½ miles.

1.10am: Courses as requisite for entering harbour. Passed thro' net defence led by French TB. Burnt searchlight.

3.00am: Came to. [Saloniki?]

7.00am: Weighed & proceeded alongside SS Wirral, collier.

8.30am: Commenced coaling.

9.50am: Finished coaling, received 47 tons. Slipped from collier.

10.00am: Came to in same billet as before.

10.45am: Weighed & proceeded. Courses & speeds as requisite for proceeding out of harbour.

Noon: Panomi Point [Akra Epanomis?] abeam 3 miles.

12.40pm: Passed Greek destroyer escorting Greek steamship steaming NNW.

1.15pm: Passed 2 French TBD's escorting 7 transports bound for Salonica.

1.50pm: Kassandra Point abeam 3 miles.

2.15pm: Passed Commodore K in HMS Hussar, 3 Trawlers & 1 TB.

2.23pm: Passed French hospital ship Sphinx.

2.35pm: Passed 2 French trawlers.

3.25pm: Cape Deprano [Akra Drepanon?] abeam 3 miles.

6.30pm: Courses & speeds as requisite for entrance to Mudros.

7.40pm: Courses & speeds as requisite for entering harbour.

8.00am: Came to off collier SS Margit to change over to hand steering – as steam steering gear had given out.

8.30am: Weighed & proceeded alongside collier Margit.


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27 October 1915

Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

6.30am: Commenced coaling.

7.40am: Finished coaling. Received 30 tons. Slipped from collier.

8.00am: Came to with starboard anchor 3 shackles in 5 fathoms. Destroyer anchorage.

9.00am: Dropped port anchor under foot – 1½ shackles.

am: 1 AB discharged to HMS Blenheim (sick).


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28 October 1915

Dardanelles

Lat 40.28, Long 26.20 [Obs]

5.45am: Weighed port anchor.

6.30am: Weighed starboard anchor proceeded out of harbour.

7.40am: Cape Irene bore NNE. Set course for Cape Helles.

8.15am: Received orders to proceed to Suvla.

8.20am: Altered course for Suvla.

8.30am: Passed HMS Pincher & HMS Basilisk.

10.15am: Kephalo Point abeam 1½ miles. Altered course as requisite for Suvla.

10.50am: Arrived on H patrol & relieved HMS Welland. Courses & speeds as requisite for H patrol in company with HMS Usk.

12.30pm: Sighted HMS Colne flying not under control signal & towing a TB. Closed Colne & took over Anzac patrol during her absence.

3.30pm: Proceeded as requisite for Kephalo.

4.20pm: Arrived Kephalo. Embarked General Byng & Staff. Proceeded as requisite for Suvla.

5.30pm: Arrived Suvla. Disembarked General Byng & Staff.

5.45pm: Proceeded for Kephalo.

6.00pm: Darkened ship.

6.10pm: Arrived on K patrol.

9.00pm: Observed searchlight near Helles.

10.30pm: Heard by Wireless Telegraph that HMS Hythe had been in collision & sunk.

11.45pm: HMS Imogene sailed from Kephalo.

[From Dardanelles – Naval Campaign in outline HMS Hythe collided with HMS Sarnia with the loss of 10 crew and 145 troops]


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29 October 1915

Dardanelles

Lat 40.30, Long 26.22 [Obs]

0.45am: Passed large monitor.

am: On K patrol.

5.00am: HMS Cornwall sailed from Kephalo.

7.00am: HMS Laforey left Kephalo.

7.15am: Proceeded as requisite for Suvla.

7.35am: Passed HMS Colne.

8.00am: Arrived on H patrol. On H patrol in company with HMS Usk.

1.45pm: Stopped port engine – making good defect in 1 cylinder.

3.45pm: Defect made good.

4.20pm: Usk proceeded for Cape Helles.

4.30pm: Courses as requisite for Kephalo.

5.15pm: Arrived on K patrol.

10.40pm: HMS Swiftsure entered Kephalo.

11.30pm: HM Monitor 15 entered Kephalo.


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30 October 1915

Dardanelles [& at Kephalo & Mudros]

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

am: On K patrol off Kephalo.

8.30am: Proceeded into Kephalo Harbour.

8.40am: Stopped off HMS Triad embarked mails.

8.45am: Vice-Admiral came on board. Proceeded as requisite for Mudros at 20 knots.

11.15am: Cape Irene abeam 2 miles. Altered course as requisite for Mudros.

11.45am: Stopped off HMS Lord Nelson. Disembarked Vice-Admiral & staff.

12.40pm: Secured alongside SS Margit, collier. Commenced coaling.

2.45pm: Finished coaling. Received 59 tons. Slipped.

3.45pm: Secured alongside HMS Beagle alongside HMS Blenheim.


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31 October 1915

Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

8.45am: Hands employed unreeling sweep wire & as requisite.

am: HMS Blenheim's armourers employed fitting percussion firing gear on all guns.

3.45pm: Shifted ship to astern of Blenheim.

4.00pm: 1 Stoker rating joined ship from Blenheim.

6.30pm: Slipped from Blenheim. Came to in destroyer anchorage.

[Signed] R.W. Wilkinson Lieut. Commander


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LOG BOOK – 1ST NOVEMBER 1915 TO 31st DECEMBER 1915


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This is to certify that this is a copy of the original ship’s log of HMS Ribble; for the period of 1st November to 31 December 1915

[Signed] R.W. Wilkinson Lieut. Commander

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HMS Blenheim 6 Jan 1916

Submitted, observing ... No remarks [Signed] HL Hammond Lieut. Commander(D)

HMS Blenheim 6th January 1916

Forwarded... [Signed] CPR Coode Captain (D) Fifth Destroyer Flotilla

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LOGS FOR NOVEMBER 1915


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1 November 1915

Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

1.40pm: Landed liberty men.

4.30pm: Liberty men returned on board.


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2 November 1915

Mudros & Dardanelles

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

9.00am: Divisions with night clothing. Hands employed drawing slops & fitting sweeping gear.

11.30am: Paid monthly money.

1.30pm: Weighed & proceeded courses & speeds as requisite for proceeding out of harbour.

2.20pm: Cape Irene abeam, altered course for Cape Helles.

2.30pm: Passed hospital ship Dover Castle.

5.15pm: Courses as requisite for Morto Bay.

6.10pm: In Morto Bay in company with HMS Usk.

pm: On I patrol in Morto Bay.


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3 November 1915

Dardanelles

Lat 40.02, Long 26.17 [Estimate from noon bearings]

6.00am: Proceeded out of Morto Bay & closed HMS Wear. Sent letters to Wear.

6.30am: On patrol at entrance to Dardanelles.

am&pm: On G patrol in company with HMS Usk.

10.05am: Observed hostile aeroplane steering NW followed by many bursts of shrapnel.

Noon: True bearing and distance: Cape Helles North 2 miles.

5.15pm: HMS Harpy & HMS Savage joined patrol.

5.40pm: Sent boat to Savage for letter.

pm: On patrol off Cape Helles.


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4 November 1915

Dardanelles

Lat 40.23, Long 26.23 [Obs]

am: On patrol at entrance of Dardanelles.

3.00am: HMS Renard joined patrol.

6.00am: Closed Renard. Sent boat with letters.

6.20am: Proceeded for Kephalo.

7.30am: Arrived Kephalo. Embarked Quartermaster General & staff.

7.45am: Proceeded for Cape Helles.

8.40am: Came to off W1 Beach. Disembarked QMG & staff.

10.30am: Weighed & proceeded for Anzac.

11.40am: Arrived Anzac. Landed QMG & staff.

11.55am: Courses as requisite.

1.30pm: Re-embarked QMG & staff. Courses as requisite for Suvla.

2.10pm: Arrived Suvla. General decided not to land. Proceeded as requisite for Kephalo.

3.25pm: Arrived Kephalo.

3.35pm: Came to off K Beach.

4.00pm: Disembarked QMG & staff. Weighed & proceeded.

4.20pm: Set course for Suvla.

5.30pm: Closed HMS Colne off Anzac.

5.45pm: Set course as requisite for Cape Helles.

7.20pm: Arrived off Helles.

7.30pm: On I patrol in company with HMS Harpy & HMS Savage.


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5 November 1915

Dardanelles & Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

am: On I patrol off Seddel-Bahr in company with HMS Harpy & HMS Savage.

6.15am: Collected daily reports from HMS Beagle, Harpy, Savage, HMS Basilisk & HMS Lawford.

6.50am: Proceeded.

9.20am: Irene Point abeam altered course as requisite for Mudros. Passed HMS Wear.

10.15am: Secured alongside SS Maresfield, collier. Commenced coaling.

12.20pm: Finished coaling. Received 62 tons. Slipped & proceeded. Came to in destroyer anchorage.

2.10pm: Weighed & proceeded.

2.40pm: Secured alongside HMS Blenheim.


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6 November 1915

Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

8.00am: HMS Chelmer sailed.

9.00am: Aired night clothing.

11.30am: HMS Scorpion secured alongside.

1.30pm: Hands employed fitting sweep wire.

3.55pm: Slipped from Blenheim.

4.00pm: Proceeded in tow of Scorpion to anchorage.

4.12pm: Came to.


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7 November 1915

Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

1.30pm: Weighed & proceeded courses & speeds as requisite for proceeding out of harbour.

1.50pm: Passed SS Minnewaska transport escorted by oil TB entering Mudros.

2.25pm: Cape Irene abeam 1 mile. Set course for Cape Helles.

5.20pm: Stopped. Sent to HMS Renard for letters.

5.30pm: On patrol at slow speed.

5.55pm: Proceeded into Morto Bay in company with HMS Mosquito.


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8 November 1915

Dardanelles

Lat 40.02, Long 26.16 [Estimate from noon bearings]

am: On patrol off Morto Bay.

6.10am: Proceeded out of Morto Bay.

6.40am: On patrol at entrance of Dardanelles in company with HMS Mosquito.

7.25am: De Tott’s Battery opened fire on Asiatic Battery on Mendere Ridge. Enemy replied.

am: Hands employed fitting sweep wire & scraping guns.

10.00am: Closed Signal Station at Cape Helles. SS reported mine coming down straits.

10.30am: Mosquito hoisted mine flag. Sighted mine (horned pattern) off Yeni Shehr. Mosquito sank mine by gunfire.

11.20am: Tested maxim[?] gun.

Noon: True bearing and distance: Cape Helles N by E 2 miles.

pm: On patrol at entrance to Dardanelles.

5.20pm: HMS Harpy & HMS Savage joined patrol.

5.35pm: HMS Renard joined patrol.

pm: On patrol at entrance of Dardanelles in company with Renard & Mosquito.


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9 November 1915

Dardanelles

Lat 40.29, Long 26.17 [Estimate from noon bearings]

pm: On patrol at entrance of Dardanelles in company with HMS Renard & HMS Mosquito.

6.45am: Proceeded course as requisite for Suvla with Mosquito.

7.55am: Arrived on patrol.

am: Hands employed turning out lumber racks & scraping guns.

11.55am: Received signal from Anzac. Submarine off Gaba Tepe. Closed at full speed.

Noon: True bearing and distance: Cape Suvla ENE 2½ miles.

12.20pm: Fired 1 round at suspicious object.

12.30pm: On patrol in vicinity of Anzac.

1.00pm: On patrol off HMS Grafton.

2.45pm: Proceeded on Suvla patrol.

4.00pm: Inspection of clean hammocks.

4.15pm: Closed HMS Chelmer for letters.

4.30pm: Proceeded.

4.50pm: Stopped off HMS Pincher, received letters.

5.00pm: Proceeded.

5.25pm: Closed HMS Lawford for letters.

5.35pm: Proceeded for Helles.

6.00pm: Closed HMS Beagle.

6.05pm: Proceeded on I patrol.

pm: On I Patrol in company with HMS Harpy & HMS Savage.


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10 November 1915

Dardanelles & Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

am: On patrol off entrance to Dardanelles with Harpy & Savage.

6.40am: 1 AB rejoined ship from HMS Blenheim via HMS Basilisk.

6.50am: Proceeded for Mudros.

9.10am: Cape Irene abeam. Altered course as requisite for Mudros.

9.45am: Courses & speeds as requisite for entering harbour.

10.05am: Secured alongside SS Maresfield (collier). Commenced coaling.

12.15pm: Finished coaling. Received 66 tons. Slipped & proceeded.

12.30pm: Came to. Destroyer anchorage Mudros.

5.45pm: 1 Stoker rating joined ship from Blenheim.


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11 November 1915

Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

9.00am: Aired night clothing.

11.30am: Discharged 1 stoker rating to HMS Blenheim (sick).

1.30pm: HMS Renard & HMS Grampus sailed.


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12 November 1915

Mudros & Dardanelles

Lat 39.84, Long 25.23 [Estimate from noon bearings]

6.30am: Weighed. Proceeded alongside HMS Blenheim for boiler water.

8.00am: Slipped. Proceeded courses & speeds as requisite for proceeding out of harbour in company with HMS Usk.

8.25am: Stopped outside entrance to await HMS Laforey.

8.30am: Submarine H3 passed – proceeding into Mudros.

10.50am: HMS Imogene proceeded out of harbour.

Noon: True bearing and distance: Kombi Light House S 2½ miles.

12.05pm: Laforey with Lord Kitchener on board proceeding out of harbour. Proceeded full speed for Cape Helles in company with Usk escorting Laforey.

2.25pm: Closed HMS Renard & sent boat for back signals. Defect in port engine.

3.00pm: On patrol at entrance to Dardanelles at slow speed in company with Usk.

4.40pm: Defect in port engine made good.

5.00pm: Closed HMS Wear & sent letters.

5.30pm: Darkened ship. Proceeded into Morto Bay with Usk.

6.00pm: On patrol in Morto Bay with Usk.

11.00pm: HMS Welland fired 3 rounds into Kum Kale.


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13 November 1915

Dardanelles

Lat 40.02, Long 26.16 [Estimate from noon bearings]

am: On patrol in Morto Bay in company with HMS Usk.

2.30am: HMS Welland fired 4 rounds at Kum Kale.

4.15am: Welland opened fire on Kum Kale (2 salvoes).

6.15am: Proceeded out of Morto Bay.

6.30am: On patrol at entrance slow speed with Usk.

9.30am: Hands employed reeling up sweep wire.

am&pm: On G patrol in company with Usk.

Noon: True bearing and distance: Cape Tekeh [Tekke Burnu] N 2 miles.

pm: On patrol at entrance in company with Usk.

6.00pm: HMS Renard & HMS Grampus arrived & proceeded into Morto Bay. On I patrol with Usk.

7.45pm: HMS Harpy & HMS Mosquito joined up with patrol. Proceeded off Kum Kale.

10.30pm: Observed 3 red Very's lights in NE by N direction.

11.45pm: Opened fire starboard waist gun on Kum Kale. Fired 3 rounds.


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14 November 1915

Dardanelles

Lat 40.30, Long 26.19 [Estimate from noon bearings]

am: On patrol off Kum Kale.

2.35am: Fired 3 rounds from starboard waist gun on Kum Kale.

5.00am: Fired 4 rounds from starboard waist gun into Kum Kale fort.

6.30am: Stopped. Sent reports to HMS Renard.

7.00am: Proceeded.

8.10am: Arrived on H patrol in company with HMS Usk.

Noon: True bearing and distance: Suvla Point N56½E 1 mile.

2.45pm: HMS Edgar relieved HMS Grafton off Anzac.

3.45pm: Closed HMS Scourge & received letters.

3.50pm: Proceeded.

4.50pm: Proceeded for Cape Helles.

5.45pm: Arrived off Cape Helles.

5.50pm: On G patrol in company with Usk.

pm: On patrol at entrance to Dardanelles in company with Usk.

9.50pm: HMS Beagle & HMS Basilisk arrived on patrol. Proceeded for Kephalo.

11.00pm: Arrived on K patrol.


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15 November 1915

Dardanelles & Mudros [& Kephalo]

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

am: On K patrol.

6.45am: Proceeded into Kephalo harbour.

6.55am: Stopped off HMS Swiftsure.

7.30am: Embarked Chaplain General of forces from G.H.Q, 3 bags of mails from Swiftsure & letters from HMS Lawford.

7.35am: Proceeded.

8.00am: Set course for Mudros.

9.50am: Passed HMS Chelmer proceeding for Imbros.

11.00am: Cape Irene abeam. Courses as requisite for Mudros.

11.45am: Stopped off HMS Lord Nelson. Disembarked CF & mails.

12.20pm: Came to off collier SS Maresfield.

1.00pm: Weighed.

1.05pm: Secured alongside collier Maresfield. Commenced coaling.

4.02pm: Finished coaling. Received 75 tons. Slipped & proceeded.

4.10pm: Came to. Destroyer anchorage.


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16 November 1915

[Mudros]

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

8.45am: Weighed Starboard anchor by hand.

pm: Hands to make & mend clothes.


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17 November 1915

Mudros & Dardanelles [& Kephalo]

Lat 40.00, Long 25.73 [Estimate from noon bearings]

7.00am: Weighed.

7.15am: Secured alongside HMS Carrigan Head.

7.30am: Hands employed getting in provisions.

8.45am: Slipped. Proceeded.

8.55am: Stopped off HMT Aragon.

9.25am: Embarked Major General Davies, Brigadier Generals Smith & Woschrand[?] & staff. Proceeded.

9.35am: Stopped off HMS Lord Nelson. Embarked General Birdwood.

9.40am: Proceeded.

10.00am: Cape Irene abeam 2 miles. Altered course for Kephalo.

11.15am: Passed HMS Scourge.

Noon: True bearing and distance: Cape Aliki N60°E 13 miles.

1.00pm: Courses & speeds as requisite for entering harbour.

1.20pm: Came to. Anchor bearings: Kephalo Point N70E; Flagstaff N85W; Beacon S15E. Disembarked Generals & staff.

3.45pm: Weighed & proceeded as requisite for Helles.

5.00pm: Sweeping booms & kite carried away by heavy sea.

5.30pm: Arrived off Dardanelles.

5.45pm: Exercised action stations.

6.00pm: On patrol at entrance in company with HMS Usk & HMS Wear.

7.30pm: Very heavy rain squall.

pm: On patrol at entrance to straits.


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18 November 1915

Dardanelles

Lat 40.01, Long 26.15 [Estimate from noon bearings]

am: On patrol at entrance to Dardanelles with HMS Usk & HMS Wear.

2.20am: Wear fired on Kum Kale (4 rounds).

5.00am: French motor boat reported pier at W beach being washed away. Proceeded to inform other destroyers.

5.30am: Closed V beach to take lighter in tow.

6.15am: Proceeded off W beach.

7.00am: Hands employed replacing gear on upper deck.

7.15am: On patrol at entrance of Dardanelles with Usk.

Noon: True bearing and distance: Cape Tekeh [Tekke Burnu] N by E 3 miles.

12.10pm: Hostile aeroplane over Cape Helles.

1.20pm: Observed kite on port hand.

1.30pm: Hoisted on board 9ft kite.

2.45pm: Hostile submarine reported coming down straits. Manned foremost gun.

5.30pm: Closed HMS Mosquito sent boat for letters & sent daily report to HMS Grampus.

5.50pm: Proceeded into Morto Bay with Usk.

pm: On patrol in Morto Bay with Usk.


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19 November 1915

Dardanelles & Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

pm: On patrol in Morto Bay with HMS Usk.

4.50am: HMS Grampus fired 6 rounds on Kum Kale.

5.50am: Grampus fired 3 rounds on Kum Kale.

6.20am: Proceeded to entrance of straits.

6.35am: Proceeded for Mudros.

8.50am: Cape Irene abeam altered course for Mudros.

9.25am: Speeds & courses as requisite for entering harbour.

9.45am: Secured alongside SS Maresfield collier. Commenced coaling.

11.30am: Finished coaling received 49 tons. Slipped & proceeded.

11.45am: Came to in destroyer anchorage.

10.00pm: HMS Scorpion & HMS Pincher sailed.


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20 November 1915

Mudros & Dardanelles [& Kephalo]

Lat 39.80, Long 25.26 [Estimate from noon bearings]

11.00am: Weighed & closed HMT Aragon.

11.20am: Closed HMS Blenheim.

11.30am: Proceeded as requisite for leaving harbour.

Noon: True bearing and distance: Kombi Light House West 1 mile.

3.00pm: Courses & speeds as requisite for Kephalo harbour.

3.15pm: Arrived Kephalo. Embarked Captain of H3 submarine.

3.35pm: Proceeded for Helles.

4.30pm: Arrived off Cape Helles. Closed HMS Wear, sent boat with Capt. of H3 & letters.

5.50pm: On patrol at entrance with HMS Welland & HMS Usk.


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21 November 1915

Dardanelles

Lat 40.02, Long 26.15 [Estimate from noon bearings]

am: On patrol at entrance of Dardanelles with HMS Welland & HMS Usk.

3.30am: Usk opened fire on Kum Kale (4 rounds).

6.50am: Proceeded to I patrol.

7.10am: HMS Wear & Welland proceeded.

am&pm: On I patrol in company with Usk.

Noon: True bearing and distance: Cape Helles NE 1½ miles.

5.10pm: HMS Harpy & HMS Mosquito arrived.

5.50pm: Proceeded off Kum Kale.

pm: On patrol off Kum Kale with Mosquito & Usk.

Midnight: Fired 3 rounds into Kum Kale.


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22 November 1915

Dardanelles [& at Mudros]

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

pm: On patrol off Kum Kale with HMS Mosquito & HMS Usk.

5.10am: Fired 3 rounds into Kum Kale.

7.15am: Proceeded for Mudros with Usk.

9.30am: Cape Irene abeam 2 miles. Course as requisite for Mudros.

10.00am: Courses & speeds as requisite for entering harbour.

10.30am: Secured alongside SS Melanie collier. Commenced coaling.

12.40pm: Finished coaling. Received 49 tons. Slipped & proceeded.

12.50pm: Came to. Destroyer anchorage Mudros.


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23 November 1915

Mudros [& Dardanelles]

Lat 39.80, Long 25.26 [Estimate from location at 12.06pm]

8.00am: Hands employed recharging torpedoes & refitting.

11.00am: Weighed & proceeded with HMS Usk. Courses & speeds as requisite for proceeding out of harbour.

12.06pm: Cape Irene abeam 1½ miles.

3.15pm: Steering gear broke down. Reduced to 6 knots. Hoisted not under control signals.

3.35pm: Proceeded. Steering gear repaired. Hauled down not under control signals.

4.25pm: Stopped off HMS Wear. Sent daily report.

pm: On patrol at entrance of Dardanelles with HMS Welland & Usk.

pm: On I patrol with Welland & Usk.

7.00pm: A heavy bombardment commenced on left flank.


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24 November 1915

Dardanelles

Lat 40.03, Long 26.15 [Estimate from noon bearings]

am: On I patrol with HMS Welland & HMS Usk.

7.00am: HMS Wear & Welland proceeded. Proceeded on G patrol with Usk.

Noon: True bearing and distance: Cape Helles ENE 1 mile.

pm: On G patrol with Usk.

2.30pm: Monitor opened fire on Gallipoli.

5.00pm: HMS Harpy arrived.

5.40pm: On patrol off Kum Kale with Usk.

7.30pm: Fired 3 rounds into Kum Kale.

pm: On I patrol off Kum Kale with Usk.


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25 November 1915

Dardanelles [& at Mudros]

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

am: On I patrol with HMS Usk.

3.00am: Fired 3 rounds into Kum Kale.

5.00am: Proceeded.

6.45am: Proceeded into Aliki Bay.

7.10am: Came to.

8.45am: Weighed & proceeded out of Aliki Bay.

8.55am: Set course for Mudros.

10.45am: Cape Irene abeam 1½ miles. Courses as requisite for Mudros.

11.40am: Secured alongside SS Melanie collier. Commenced coaling.

1.45pm: Finished coaling. Received 46 tons. Slipped & proceeded.

2.00pm: Came to. Destroyer anchorage.


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26 November 1915

Mudros [& Dardanelles]

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

8.00am: Aired night clothing.

11.45am: Weighed Starboard anchor & shortened to 2 shackles on port cable.

1.30pm: Weighed port anchor & took HMS Mosquito in tow to shift anchorage.

2.30pm: Slipped & proceeded alongside HMS Carrigan Head for water.

3.15pm: HMS Blenheim observed to be dragging. Slipped & proceeded alongside Mosquito in case of emergency.

4.10pm: Slipped from Mosquito & proceeded alongside Carrigan Head.

5.10pm: Slipped. Courses & speeds as requisite for leaving harbour.

6.10pm: Cape Irene abeam 1½ miles.

pm: Washed overboard by heavy seas 4 Berthon Boat’s oars & 8 crutches. Berthon Boat stove in. Lost overboard by accident Berthon boat’s cover.

8.45pm: Arrived on patrol at entrance to Dardanelles.

pm: On G patrol with HMS Usk & HMS Rattlesnake.

11.05pm: Usk fired 4 rounds on Kum Kale.


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27 November 1915

Dardanelles

Lat 40.03, Long 26.15 [Estimate from noon bearings]

9.30am: Hands employed restowing Berthon Boat & as requisite.

Noon: True bearing and distance: Cape Helles NE 1½ miles.

pm: On G patrol with HMS Usk & HMS Rattlesnake.

1.15pm: Rattlesnake proceeded to collect reports from Anzac & flanks.

2.50pm: Closed Cape Helles. Sent whaler ashore with provisions for W2 signal station.

3.15pm: Proceeded on patrol.

3.50pm: Rattlesnake rejoined patrol.

pm: On patrol at entrance to straits with Rattlesnake, HMS Redpole & Usk.

6.00pm: On I patrol with Redpole, Usk & Rattlesnake.

pm: On I patrol with Redpole & Usk.


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28 November 1915

Dardanelles [& at Mudros]

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

am: On I patrol with HMS Rattlesnake, HMS Redpole & HMS Usk.

7.35am: Proceeded.

9.40am: Passed HMS Cornwallis & hospital ship.

10.00am: Cape Irene abeam. Course as requisite for Mudros.

10.30am: Courses & speeds as requisite for entering harbour.

10.50am: Came to. Destroyer anchorage.

pm: Hands to make & mend clothes.


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29 November 1915

Mudros [& Dardanelles]

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24 [Location at 11.45am]

8.30am: Weighed & proceeded.

9.10am: Secured alongside SS Melanie (collier). Commenced coaling.

11.30am: Finished coaling 53 tons.

11.45am: Proceeded as requisite for leaving harbour.

12.25pm: Passed HMS Kennet.

12.35pm: Set course for Cape Helles.

2.00pm: Passed HMS Redpole.

4.30pm: Arrived off Cape Helles. Courses & speeds as requisite for patrol with HMS Wear & HMS Welland.

5.30pm: On I patrol with HMS Usk & 10th sub.


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30 November 1915

Dardanelles [& at Kephalo]

Lat 40.16, Long 25.98

am: On I patrol with HMS Usk & 10th Sub.

7.00am: On G patrol with Usk & 10th Sub.

10.50am: Embarked General Davies, Brigadier General Street & Capt. Eyres RNR. Proceeded for Kephalo.

11.45am: Came to, Kephalo. Disembarked above mentioned military officers.

12.40pm: Weighed & proceeded for Cape Helles.

1.40pm: Arrived Cape Helles.

1.45pm: On patrol.

2.00pm: Observed allied aeroplane fall near Red X Station Cape Helles. HMS Staunch joined patrol.

2.45pm: Set course for Kephalo.

3.45pm: Arrived Kephalo. Collected daily reports from HMS Chelmer & HMS Lawford.

4.30pm: Re-embarked General Davies & other officers. Proceeded for Cape Helles.

5.35pm: Stopped off W Beach. Disembarked officers.

6.00pm: Proceeded into Morto Bay.

6.30pm: Arrived on patrol in Morto Bay.

8.00pm: HMS Usk fired 3 rounds into Kum Kale.



LOGS FOR DECEMBER 1915


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1 December 1915

Dardanelles [& at Mudros]

Lat 40.03, Long 26.17 [Estimate from noon bearings]

am: On patrol in Morto Bay.

6.40am: Proceeded out of Morto bay.

7.00am: On patrol at entrance to Dardanelles with HMS Staunch & HMS Usk.

7.25am: Usk proceeded to collect daily update from Anzac & flanking destroyers.

9.30am: Usk rejoined patrol.

Noon: True bearing and distance: Cape Tekeh N by W 1½ miles.

pm: On patrol at entrance to straits with Usk & Staunch.

2.00pm: Proceeded for Mudros.

2.40pm: Passed HMS Harpy, HMS Wear & HMS Welland.

4.15pm: Cape Irene abeam altered course as requisite for harbour.

4.45pm: Courses & speeds as requisite for entering harbour.

5.00pm: Secured alongside SS Melanie collier. Commenced coaling.

7.25pm: Completed coaling. Received 58 tons. Slipped & proceeded.

7.45pm: Came to. Destroyer anchorage.


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2 December 1915

Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

pm: Hands to make & mend.

4.00pm: Discharged 1 Stoker Petty Officer to HMS Blenheim.

6.00pm: 1 Stoker (1st class) joined ship from Blenheim.


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3 December 1915

Mudros [& Dardanelles]

Lat 40.02, Long 26.15 [Estimate from noon bearings]

7.55am: Weighed.

8.00am: Proceeded out of harbour with HMS Usk.

9.00am: Cape Irene abeam 2 miles. Set course for Cape Helles.

9.20am: Passed HMS Laforey.

11.40am: Arrived on G patrol & relieved 10 Sub.

Noon: True bearing and distance: Cape Helles NE 2 miles.

pm: On G patrol with Usk. Lost overboard by accident Scrubbers 2 in no.

3.30pm: HMS Comet & HMS Fury arrived on patrol.

5.30pm: Proceeded for Morto Bay.

pm: On patrol in Morto Bay.

7.10pm: HMS Comet fire 3 rounds into Kum Kale.


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4 December 1915

Dardanelles

Lat 40.04, Long 26.14 [Estimate from noon bearings]

am: On patrol in Morto Bay.

6.50am: Comet fired 3 rounds into Kum Kale.

6.50am: Proceeded out of Morto Bay. HMS Usk proceeded to collect daily reports from Anzac & flanking destroyers.

7.10am: Closed W beach, landed stores.

8.00am: Proceeded on G patrol in company with HMS Comet & HMS Fury.

10.15am: Usk rejoined patrol.

am: On G patrol with Usk, Comet & Fury.

Noon: True bearing and distance: Cape Helles E 2 miles.

12.30pm: Informed ketches off Cape Helles to proceed to HMS Abercrombie & HMS Edgar.

1.00pm: Proceeded on patrol.

2.30pm: Comet proceeded to collect reports.

4.00pm: Closed W Beach. Received one bag of mails.

4.15pm: Proceeded on patrol.

5.15pm: Comet rejoined patrol.

5.45pm: On I patrol with Comet & Usk.

6.45pm: Usk fired 4 rounds on Kum Kale.


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5 December 1915

Dardanelles [& at Mudros]

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

am: On I patrol with HMS Comet & HMS Usk.

8.00am: Proceeded for Mudros.

10.00am: Eased to slow speed to communicate with HMS Harpy.

10.10am: Proceeded.

10.15am: [Cape] Irene abeam. Courses as requisite for Mudros.

10.50am: Courses & speeds as requisite for entering harbour.

11.10am: Secured alongside Sheathfield (collier). Commenced coaling.

1.55pm: Completed coaling. Received 50 tons. Slipped & proceeded.

2.05pm: Came to. Destroyer anchorage Mudros.


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6 December 1915

Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

am: HMS Blenheim's carpenters fitting new sweeping booms.

pm: Hands to make & mend clothes.


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7 December 1915

Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

pm: Hands to make & mend clothes.

4.30pm: Discharged 2 Stoker Ratings to HMS Blenheim for confirmation.


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8 December 1915

Mudros [& Dardanelles]

Lat 40.02, Long 26.12 [Obs]

7.00am: Weighed port anchor. Proceeded courses & speeds as requisite for proceeding out of harbour with HMS Usk.

7.55am: Set course for Cape Helles.

8.00am: Steering zig zag courses.

9.25am: Passed HMS Grampus.

10.15am: Arrived on G patrol.

12.55pm: Usk fired 4 rounds on body of Turks near Yeni Shehr.

1.30pm: Hostile aeroplane reported steering E. Manned anti-aircraft gun.

2.10pm: HMS Grasshopper joined patrol.

4.45pm: Closed HMS Bulldog. Sent boat with letters.

5.30pm: On I patrol with Usk & 6th Sub.

8.50pm: Observed Green & Red Very's Lights fired from De Tott's Battery.

9.30pm: Fired 3 rounds into Kum Kale.


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9 December 1915

Dardanelles

Lat 40.04, Long 26.17 [Obs]

am: On I patrol off Kum Kale with HMS Usk & 6th Sub.

3.00am: Fire 3 rounds into Kum Kale.

am: On I patrol off Kum Kale with Usk & HMS Comet.

5.15am: HMS Racoon arrived with E2.

6.50am: Proceeded on G patrol.

7.00am: Racoon left patrol.

9.00am: HMS Bulldog & HMS Grasshopper left for Mudros.

am: On G patrol with Usk.

12.30pm: HMS Staunch joined up with patrol.

1.25pm: Usk proceeded to collect daily reports.

1.45pm: HMS Comet joined patrol.

3.50pm: Usk rejoined patrol.

5.00pm: Comet fired on Yeni Shehr.

5.50pm: Proceeded off Kum Kale.

pm: On I patrol off Kum Kale with Usk & Comet.

9.45pm: Fired 2 rounds into Yeni Shehr Village. Fired 2 rounds into Kum Kale.


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10 December 1915

Dardanelles

Lat 40.18, Long 26.16 [Estimate from noon bearings]

am: On I patrol with HMS Comet & HMS Usk.

2.00am: Fired 2 rounds into Yeni Shehr Village. Fired 3 rounds into Kum Kale.

6.50am: HMS Staunch proceeded out of Morto Bay.

8.00am: Stopped. Received HMS Colne’s daily report.

8.05am: Proceeded for Helles.

8.30am: Arrived on G patrol. Closed Staunch & sent boat with letters.

10.00am: Proceeded from Gaba Tepe with Usk.

11.15am: Closed HMS Bacchante. Escorted Bacchante.

11.30am: On patrol outside firing ship off Gaba Tepe. Bacchante, HMS Edgar, HMS Humber, HMS Grafton, HMS Earl of Peterborough opened fire on Gaba Tepe.

Noon: True bearing and distance: Gaba Tepe EbyN 5 miles.

12.30pm: Proceeded for Mudros.

3.05pm: Cape Irene abeam ½ mile.

3.30pm: Courses & speeds as requisite for entering harbour.

4.05pm: Secured alongside Sheathfield (collier). Commenced coaling.

4.35pm: 2 Stokers rejoined ship from HMS Blenheim.

6.35pm: Completed coaling. Received 59 tons. Slipped & proceeded.

6.45pm: Came to. Destroyers anchorage. Mudros.

8.00pm: Discharged 2 Stoker ratings to Blenheim.


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11 December 1915

Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

pm: Hands to make & mend clothes.


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12 December 1915

Mudros [& Dardanelles]

Lat 40.03, Long 26.20 [Using location from log of HMS Usk]

7.00am: Weighed & proceeded courses & speeds as requisite for proceeding out of harbour with HMS Usk.

7.45am: Took station 5 cables on starboard beam of [French battleship] Suffren.

8.15am: Took station 2 points before starboard beam of Suffren 5 cables. Steering Zig Zag courses.

10.15am: Passed HMS Colne proceeding for Mudros.

11.30am: Altered course as requisite for Kephalo.

Noon: Parted company with Suffren. Courses as requisite for Cape Helles in company with Usk.

12.40pm: Arrived on G Patrol. Delivered letters to HMS Bulldog, HMS Grasshopper, HMS Racoon, HMS Wear & HMS Welland.

12.50pm: 10th Sub Division proceeded.

3.00pm: Usk proceeded.

3.15pm: V beach heavily shelled from battery on Mendere Ridge.

4.45pm: Closed Racoon & sent daily report.

6.00pm: Proceeded on I patrol with Grasshopper & Racoon.

8.45pm: Racoon fired 8 rounds on Yeni Shehr.

9.15pm: 2 rounds fired on V beach from Asiatic Shore.


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13 December 1915

Dardanelles

Lat 40.04, Long 26.16 [Estimate from noon bearings as Obs place ship inland]

1.00am: 1 round fired on V beach from Mendere.

2.20am: 1 round fired on V beach from Mendere.

2.55am: 1 round fired on V beach from Mendere.

am: On I patrol with HMS Grasshopper & HMS Racoon.

6.50am: Proceeded on G patrol with HMS Bulldog & Grasshopper.

7.00am: Racoon proceeded to collect daily reports.

10.15am: HMS Comet arrived. Racoon proceeded.

10.30am: 6th Sub Division proceeded.

Noon: True Bearing and Distance: Cape Helles NNE 1 mile

pm: On G patrol with Comet.

2.05pm: HMS Arno arrived off Cape Helles.

2.15pm: 3 rounds fired on W beach from Mendere.

3.05pm: 3 rounds fired on W beach from Mendere. De Totts replied.

3.30pm: Arno sailed.

5.00pm: HMS Fury joined patrol.

5.45pm: On I patrol off Kum Kale with Fury.

6.45pm: Fired 2 rounds into Kum Kale. 2 rounds fired on beaches from Mendere Ridge.

7.55pm: 1 round fired from Asiatic Shore.

9.30pm: 1 round fired from Mendere Ridge.

11.20pm: 1 round fired from Mendere Ridge.

11.30pm: 1 round fired from Mendere Ridge.


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14 December 1915

Dardanelles [& at Mudros]

Lat 40.02, Long 26.17 [Estimate from noon bearings]

1.10am: 1 round fired from Mendere Ridge.

2.10am: Fired 2 rounds into Kum Kale. Fired 2 rounds into Yeni Shahr.

am: On I patrol off Kum Kale with HMS Fury.

3.10am: 1 round fired from Mendere Ridge.

3.50am: 1 round fired from Mendere Ridge.

4.30am: Fired 3 rounds into Kum Kale.

7.00am: Fury proceeded. On G patrol with HMS Comet.

9.50am: Fury rejoined patrol.

10.00am: Received letters from Fury & sent letters. 1 rating joined ship for HMS Racoon from Fury.

am&pm: On G patrol with Fury & Comet.

Noon: True bearing and distance: Cape Tekeh North 1½ miles.

1.30pm: Battery on Mendere Ridge opened fire on WI.

2.00pm: 10th Sub Div arrived on patrol.

2.25pm: Set course for Mudros.

4.30pm: Cape Irene abeam ¼ mile.

5.00pm: Courses & speeds as requisite for entering harbour.

5.30pm: Secured alongside Sheathfield collier. Commenced coaling.

8.00pm: Completed coaling. Received 62 tons. Slipped & proceeded.

8.05pm: Came to. Destroyer anchorage.


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15 December 1915

Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

8.45am: Let go starboard anchor under foot.

am: Hands dismounting starboard gun.


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16 December 1915

Mudros [& Dardanelles]

Lat 40.02, Long 26.17 [Estimate from noon bearings]

6.15am: Weighed starboard anchor. Shortened to 1 shackle on port.

7.00am: Weighed & proceeded with 5th Sub & HMS Racoon. Courses & speeds as requisite for proceeding out of harbour.

7.50am: Cape Irene abeam 6 cables.

am: Hands fitting sweeping gear of booms & as requisite.

10.24am: Arrived on G patrol. Reduced to slow speed. HMS Bulldog & 10th Sub proceeded.

am: On G patrol with Racoon, HMS Beagle & HMS Basilisk.

Noon: True bearing and distance: Cape Tekeh North 2 miles.

12.10pm: Hostile aeroplane up. Manned anti-aircraft gun.

1.30-2.30pm: Gun behind Yeni Shehr (12 pounder?) fired 8 rounds at destroyers. Very bad shooting.

2.45pm: De Tott’s opened fire on Mendere Ridge.

3.15pm: Battery on Mendere Ridge opened fire on W beach.

4.30pm: Sent daily report to Beagle.

5.45pm: Proceeded on I patrol with Racoon.

4.30-8.00pm: Intermittent bombardment of W beach from Mendere Ridge – De Totts replying.

8.10pm: 1 round fired from Mendere on W beach.

9.50pm: 1 round fired from Mendere on W beach.

pm: On I patrol off Seddul Bahr with Racoon.


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17 December 1915

Dardanelles

Lat 40.02, Long 26.15 [Estimate from noon bearings]

am: On I patrol with HMS Racoon.

6.50am: Proceeded on G patrol with Racoon & 5th Sub Div.

9.00am: HMS Basilisk proceeded.

10.15am: HMS Bulldog & HMS Fury arrived. Sent boat to Bulldog for letters. HMS Beagle proceeded.

11.00am: HMS Grasshopper joined patrol.

am: On G patrol with Racoon and 6th Sub Div.

Noon: True bearing and distance: Cape Helles NE 2 miles.

1.00pm: Proceeded to collect daily reports.

1.25pm: Stopped off HMS Wolverine.

1.26pm: Proceeded.

2.15pm: Stopped off HMS Colne received daily report.

2.25pm: Stopped off HMS Chelmer received daily report.

2.30pm: Proceeded.

3.15pm: Patrolling outside HMS Raglan.

3.50pm: Proceeded to Cape Helles.

4.20pm: Passed HMS Scorpion.

4.25pm: Arrived on G patrol.

4.55pm: Stopped. Received daily reports from Bulldog, Fury & Grasshopper & Racoon.

5.25pm: Proceeded on patrol.

6.00pm: Proceeded to I patrol.

6.10pm: On I patrol with 6th Sub & Racoon.

7.10pm: 1 round from Mendere Ridge on to Seddul-Bahr.


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18 December 1915

Dardanelles [& at Mudros]

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

am: On I patrol with 6th Sub & HMS Racoon.

3.00am: Fired 1 round from Mendere Ridge into W Beach.

5.50am: Fired 2 rounds into Kum Kale.

6.10am: Fired 2 rounds into Yeni Shahr. Fired 1 round into Kum Kale.

6.50am: Racoon proceeded.

7.40am: Closed HMS Comet. Received letters.

8.00am: Set course for Mudros.

8.15am: Ran into thick fog. Reduced to 10 knots.

8.20am: Increased to 18 knots.

9.15am: Fog lifted.

10.15am: Cape Irene abeam 1 mile.

11.00am: Entered boom.

11.25am: Secured alongside SS Holmpark (collier). Commenced coaling.

1.20pm: Completed coaling. Received 55 tons. Slipped & proceeded.

1.30pm: Came to. Destroyer anchorage, Mudros.


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19 December 1915

Mudros [& Dardanelles]

Lat 39.81, Long 25.25 [Estimate between Mudros & Cape Irene]

11.30am: Weighed & proceeded, courses & speeds as requisite for proceeding out of harbour with HMS Usk.

12.30pm: Cape Irene abeam 1 mile. Set course for Cape Helles.

3.05pm: Arrived off Cape Helles – stopped.

3.10pm: Proceeded as requisite for Kephalo to find HMS Lawford.

4.00pm: Stopped at Kephalo. Proceeded for Aliki Bay.

5.00pm: Arrived Aliki Bay. Sent letter to Capt. "D" in Lawford.

5.10pm: Proceeded as requisite for patrol.

5.50pm: Stopped off HMS Bulldog. Sent letters.

6.00pm: Proceeded to Morto Bay.

6.30pm: On patrol in Morto Bay with Usk.


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20 December 1915

Dardanelles

Lat 40.04, Long 26.15 [Estimate from noon bearings]

am: On patrol in Morto Bay with HMS Usk.

7.00am: Proceeded on G patrol with Usk, 6th & 10th Sub.

8.50am: 6th Sub Division proceeded.

Noon: True bearing and distance: Cape Helles 90° 1 mile.

pm: On G patrol with Usk, 10th & 16th Sub.

3.45pm: Closed HMS Wear & sent letters.

5.40pm: Proceeded to I patrol.

pm: On I patrol with Usk & 10th Sub.


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21 December 1915

Dardanelles

Lat 40.01, Long 26.17 [Estimate from noon bearings]

am: On I patrol with HMS Usk & 10th Sub.

7.00am: Proceeded to G patrol.

7.20am: Closed Ketch No. 1128.

8.20am: Returned to patrol.

am&pm: On G patrol with 8th & 16th Subs

Noon: True bearing and distance: Cape Tekeh 0° 2½ miles.

5.40pm: Proceeded to I patrol with Usk & 11th Sub.

9.15pm: 16th Sub proceeded to Samothraki.


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22 December 1915

Dardanelles [& Mudros]

Lat 40.04, Long 26.15 [Estimate from noon bearings]

am: On I patrol with HMS Usk.

7.00am: Proceeded to G patrol, closed 8th Sub for letters.

11.30am: 16th Sub rejoined patrol.

11.55am: HMS Kennett arrived.

Noon: True bearing and distance: Cape Helles 80° 1½ miles.

12.10pm: Proceeded towards Mudros with Usk.

1.15pm: Passed HMS Forward.

2.20pm: Cape Irene abeam.

3.00pm: Entered Mudros.

3.25pm: Secured alongside collier SS Firfield commenced coaling.

6.25pm: Finished coaling, received 72 tons, slipped & came to.


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23 December 1915

Dardanelles [at Mudros]

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

2.30pm: Sub-Lieut. Laidlaw discharged to Somali [hospital ship] sick.

5.00pm: 3rd division sailed.


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24 December 1915

Dardanelles [& at Mudros]

Lat 40.13, Long 25.99 [Estimate in Aliki Bay]

6.30am: Weighed & proceeded alongside HMS Carrigan Head for stores.

8.30am: Lieut. Clayton RNR joined ship.

8.40am: Complete with stores, slipped & closed HMS Lord Nelson.

9.10am: Embarked Vice Admiral & proceeded.

9.50am: Cape Irene abeam.

11.40am: Entered Aliki Bay.

11.45am: Disembarked Vice Admiral.

Noon: Proceeded out of Aliki Bay.

12.10pm: Steering as requisite for Cape Helles.

1.15pm: Closed HMS Laforey.

1.30pm: On G patrol.

3.40pm: HMS Usk joined patrol.

pm: On G patrol with Usk, 9th & 13th subs.

7.00pm: Proceeded to I patrol.

pm: On I patrol with Usk, 9th & 13th subs.


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25 December 1915

Dardanelles

Lat 40.01, Long 26.16 [Estimate from noon bearings]

7.00am: Proceeded to G patrol.

8.00am: 9th sub left for Mudros.

am: On G patrol with 13th sub.

Noon: True bearing and distance: Cape Helles 12° 2 miles.

pm: On G patrol with HMS Usk & 13th sub.

3.30pm: HMS Fury arrived with mails.

6.00pm: Proceeded into Morto Bay with Usk.

pm: On patrol in Morto Bay with Usk.


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26 December 1915

Dardanelles

Lat 40.02, Long 26.14 [Estimate from noon bearings]

am: On patrol in Morto Bay with HMS Usk.

7.00am: Proceeded to G patrol.

7.30am: Closed HMS Laforey with letters.

am&pm: On G patrol with HMS Fury.

Noon: True bearing and distance: Cape Helles 45° 2½ miles.

5.00pm: 8th sub arrived.

5.45pm: Proceeded into Morto Bay.

9.30am: Usk arrived on patrol.

pm: On Morto Bay patrol with Usk.


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27 December 1915

Dardanelles to Mudros & at Mudros

Lat 39.77, Long 25.3 [Obs]

am: On Morto Bay patrol with HMS Usk.

7.00am: Proceeded to G patrol.

8.00am: Closed HMS Wolverine.

8.30am: On G patrol with Usk & 8th sub.

9.35am: Proceeded with Usk.

11.30am: Passed[?] HMS Arno.

11.40am: Cape Irene abeam.

12.20pm: Entered Mudros Harbour.

12.35pm: Secured alongside SS Carron Park & commenced coaling.

3.30pm: Completed coaling, received 74 tons.

4.50pm: Slipped & proceeded.

4.55pm: Discharged one Stoker Petty Officer to HMS Blenheim.

5.00pm: Proceeded as requisite, leaving harbour.

5.45pm: Kastro [Mirina, Lemnos] Light House abeam 1 mile.

8.00pm: 39°48’N, 24°45’E

10.10pm: Mount Athos abeam.

11.40pm: Cape Drepano abeam 4½ miles, commenced zig zag course.


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28 December 1915

Mudros to Salonica etc.

Lat 40.56, Long 22.9

2.10am: Kassandra Light abeam 4 miles.

5.25am: Panomi Point Light abeam 4 miles.

6.55am: Proceeded through nets & to anchorage off Salonica.

8.05am: Communicated with HMS Lord Nelson & HMS Exmouth & came to.

12.20pm: Weighed.

12.40pm: Secured alongside collier SS Thistlebank & commenced coaling.

1.45pm: Finished coaling, received 25 tons. Slipped & came to.

3.10pm: Weighed & proceeded as requisite with HMS Hussar, HMS Usk & transports.

5.20pm: Panomi Point abeam.

5.30pm: Took station on starboard beam of Hussar. Darkened ship.

8.00pm: 39°58’N, 23°11’E

8.40pm: Kassandra Light abeam 5 miles.

10.40pm: Cape Palliuri [Paliouri] abeam 5 miles.


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29 December 1915

At sea & Mudros [Mudros not visited]

Lat 40.67, Long 23.83 [Obs]

2.00am: Cape Santo [Cape Monte Santo/Akra Timiou Prodromou?] abeam 4½ miles.

6.30am: HMS Talbot & trawlers joined.

7.00am: Steering & speed as requisite keeping station on HMS Hussar.

8.00am: 40°43’N, 23°46’E

8.00am: Hussar & transports anchored off Stavros, Gulf of Ruphani [Strimonikos Kolpas/Strymonian Gulf]. Proceeded to patrol outside with HMS Usk.

pm: On patrol with Usk & HMS TB.29 in Gulf of Ruphani.

3.30pm: Closed & examined Greek steamer.


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30 December 1915

At sea

Lat 40.67, Long 23.78 [Obs]

am&pm: On patrol with HMS Usk & HMS TB.29 in Gulf of Ruphani.


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31 December 1915

At sea [& Mudros]

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

0.50am: Proceeded towards Mudros with HMS Talbot & HMS Usk.

3.46am: Cape Santo abeam 7¼ [miles?].

6.00am: Sighted Lemnos Island.

7.00am: Thick fog, stopped off Cape Kombi.

8.00am: Steering & speed as requisite. Standing by transports off entrance to Mudros in thick fog.

10.30am: Weather clearing, proceeded into harbour with Usk.

11.00am: Secured alongside collier SS Carron Park & commenced coaling.

1.00pm: Resumed coaling.

2.40pm: Finished coaling, received 74 tons. Slipped & came to. Destroyer anchorage Mudros.


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LOG BOOK – 1ST JANUARY 1916 TO 29TH FEBRUARY 1916


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[Front page of log book split over 2 scanned pages]

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This is to certify that this is the original log of HMS Ribble; for the period of 1st January to 29th February 1916

[Signed] R.W. Wilkinson Lieut. Commander

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HMS Blenheim 6 March 1916

Submitted, observing ... No remarks [Signed] HL Hammond Lieut. Commander(D)

HMS Blenheim 6th January 1916

Forwarded... [Signed] CPR Coode Captain (D) Fifth Destroyer Flotilla

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LOGS FOR JANUARY 1916


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1 January 1916

Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

am: Hands employed about new bath screens.


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2 January 1916

Mudros [& at sea]

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

Noon: Weighed & proceeded as requisite with HMS Usk.

1.00pm: Cape Irene abeam.

4.30pm: Arrived on patrol, reduced to slow & closed HMS Colne.

5.40pm: Proceeded as requisite towards Anzac.

7.15pm: On patrol off Anzac & Suvla.

7.45pm: Fired 2 rounds at Anzac beach.

pm: Patrolling off Anzac & Suvla Bay.


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3 January 1916

Dardanelles

Lat 40.17, Long 26.05 [Obs]

0.30am: Fired 2 rounds at lights on Anzac Beach.

am: Patrolling off Suvla & Anzac.

3.30pm: Fired 4 rounds at Anzac Beach.

6.50am: Proceeded as requisite to close flanking destroyer.

7.35am: Closed HMS Wolverine & proceeded.

8.50am: Arrived K, closed HMS Colne & proceeded.

10.00am: On G patrol with HMS Usk, HMS Staunch & HMS Lawford.

10.20am: Proceeded with Usk.

11.30am: Stopped off Usk.

Noon: Proceeded to escort HMS Hibernia.

1.15pm: Hibernia arrived at firing position. Commenced patrolling round her with Usk & Lawford. [From Hibernia’s log, they are bombarding the Asiatic batteries]

3.45pm: Proceeded escorting Hibernia with Usk. Operation finished.

4.30pm: Returned to patrol.

pm: On I patrol with HMS Staunch & Lawford.


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4 January 1916

Dardanelles

Lat 40.02, Long 26.17 [Obs]

am: On I patrol with HMS Staunch & HMS Lawford.

6.00am: Proceeded to G patrol.

8.00am: Staunch & Lawford left for Mudros.

8.30am: HMS Comet detached.

9.30am: On G patrol with HMS Usk & HMS Fury.

Noon: Fury & Usk proceeded to Aliki.

12.10pm: Mine reported by NOS. [Naval Ordnance...?]

2.10pm: Comet rejoined patrol.

3.15pm: HMS Kennet joined patrol.

5.20pm: Fury arrived on patrol.

6.00pm: Proceeded into Morto Bay with Usk.

pm: Lost overboard by accident. Tampion, 12 pounder 8 cwt, 1 in no.

pm: On patrol in Morto Bay with Usk.


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5 January 1916

[Dardanelles & at] Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

am: On patrol in Morto Bay with HMS Usk.

6.00am: Proceeded to G patrol.

10.00am: Cape Irene abeam, as requisite entering Mudros.

10.25am: Entered boom.

11.00am: Secured alongside collier SS Glenroy & commenced coaling.

12.30pm: Hands to dinner.

1.00pm: Resumed coaling.

2.25pm: Finished coaling, received 81 tons. Slipped & came to.


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6 January 1916

Mudros [& Dardanelles]

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

am: Lost overboard by accident, 16 foot oar, 1 in no.

11.50am: Weighed & closed HMT Aragon.

Noon: Embarked officer & proceeded.

12.55pm: Cape Irene abeam.

2.00pm: Course & speed as requisite entering K.

3.30pm: Stopped off pier & disembarked officer.

4.10pm: Proceeded as requisite towards Helles, closing destroyers for letters.

6.30pm: Proceeded to Morto Bay patrol with HMS Usk.

8.50pm: Usk left patrol.

pm: On Morto Bay patrol.


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7 January 1916

Dardanelles

Lat 40.00, Long 26.18 [Obs]

am: On Morto Bay patrol.

6.00am: Proceeded to G patrol.

7.30am: Proceeded to patrol between Rabbit Island & mainland.

10.00am: Relieved by Usk returned to G patrol.

12.20pm: Proceeded with Usk to K.

1.25pm: Stopped off K.

2.00pm: Proceeded to escort HMS Russell.

3.15pm: Russell opened fire, 12th sub patrolling round her.

5.40pm: Russell ceased firing 12th sub escorted her to K, & returned to patrol.

7.00pm: On I patrol with Usk, HMS Staunch & HMS Comet.

10.55pm: Usk left patrol.


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8 January 1916

[Dardanelles]

Lat 40.03, Long 26.15 [Obs]

am: On I patrol with HMS Staunch & HMS Comet.

5.30am: Proceeded to G patrol.

8.00am: Staunch left.

8.20am: HMS Usk returned to patrol.

9.45am: Hostile aircraft up.

11.15am: 16th sub left for K.

11.40am: Closed HMS Laforey.

12.10pm: Proceeded with Usk to Aliki Bay.

12.55pm: Came to.

1.40pm: Weighed & proceeded with Usk.

2.20pm: Relieved 16th sub patrolling round HMS Hibernia.

4.00pm: Hibernia finished operations, escorted her to K & returned to G patrol.

6.00pm: Proceeded to I patrol with Usk, Laforey & HMS Kennet.


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9 January 1916

Dardanelles [& at Mudros]

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

am: On I patrol with HMS Usk, HMS Laforey & HMS Kennet during evacuation of Helles. Submarine reported 5 miles W of Cape Helles.

4.00am: Fires lit on beaches.

4.15am: Magazine blown up on W beach. Proceeded to G patrol.

6.35am: Proceeded with Usk.

10.00am: Cape Irene abeam as requisite entering Mudros.

11.00am: Entered harbour.

11.20am: Secured alongside collier SS Newfield commenced coaling.

12.30pm: Hands to dinner.

1.00pm: Resumed coaling.

3.25pm: Completed coaling, received 78 tons. Slipped & came to.


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10 January 1916

Mudros [& Dardanelles]

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

Noon: Weighed & proceeded as requisite.

12.35pm: Passed HMS Staunch.

1.15pm: Cape Irene abeam.

1.30pm: Passed HMS Aurora & HMS Triad.

5.00pm: Arrived on G patrol.

5.45pm: On I patrol with HMS Usk, 13th & 9th subs.

10.30pm: Proceeded into Morto Bay.

11.00pm: Fired 11 rounds at beach.

11.30pm: Returned to patrol.


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11 January 1916

Dardanelles

Lat 40.02, Long 26.12 [Obs]

am: On I patrol with HMS Usk, 13th & 9th subs.

6.00am: Proceeded to G patrol.

7.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship, replacing ammunition etc.

8.15am: Usk detached, 9th sub left patrol.

10.15am: Observed large bodies of enemy apporaching W beach.

10.30am: Opened fire.

11.15am: Ceased fire, returned to patrol with 13th sub.

1.15pm: Closed beach & opened fire.

2.47pm: Allied aeroplane brought down by 2 hostile machines, closed at full speed. HMS Laforey picked up two bodies & proceeded to K.

3.00pm: Ceased fire.

5.00pm: Fired 6 rounds at W beach.

5.30pm: Usk rejoined patrol.

6.00pm: On patrol with Usk, HMS Lydiard & 6th sub.

8.45pm: Fired 10 rounds at V beach.

pm: On I patrol with Usk, 6th & 16th subs.


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12 January 1916

Dardanelles

Lat 40.00, Long 26.12 [Obs]

am: On patrol with HMS Usk, 6th & 16th subs.

7.40am: Closed HMS Lydiard.

10.15am: Hostile aeroplanes over Cape Helles.

11.30am: 13th sub left.

2.30pm: 15th sub arrived on patrol.

pm: On I patrol with Usk, 6th & 16th subs.


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13 January 1916

Dardanelles [& Mudros]

Lat 39.85, Long 25.78 [Obs]

am: On patrol with HMS Usk, 6th & 16th subs.

7.05am: 6th sub proceeded.

11.00am: Proceeded with Usk.

12.40pm: Passed HMS Colne & HMS Kennet.

12.56pm: Cape Irene abeam, as requisite entering Mudros.

1.25pm: Entered boom.

1.55pm: Secured alongside collier SS Glenroy & commenced coaling.

4.45pm: Completed coaling, received 69 tons. Slipped & came to.


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14 January 1916

Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

2.30pm: Sent after 12 pounder 8 cwt gun to HMS Blenheim.

6.30pm: Received 12 pounder 8 cwt gun from Blenheim & mounted same aft.


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15 January 1916

Mudros [& Dardanelles]

Lat 39.77, Long 25.33 [Obs]

11.00am: Weighed & proceeded as requisite with HMS Chelmer.

12.10pm: Cape Irene abeam.

1.30pm: Stopped, Chelmer proceeded to assistance of sailing boat.

2.00pm: Proceeded.

5.00pm: Arrived on patrol.

pm: On I patrol with Chelmer, HMS Colne, HMS Laforey, HMS Kennet, HMS Comet.


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16 January 1916

Dardanelles

Lat 40.00, Long 26.13 [Obs]

pm: On Dardanelles patrol with HMS Chelmer, HMS Laforey, HMS Colne, HMS Kennet & HMS Comet.

6.50am: Proceeded to G patrol.

11.00am: 9th sub left for Mudros.

12.40pm: Gun (apparently 4") near Cape Tekeh, fired 4 rounds at ship and 3 at French TBD (Trident).

3.15pm: 6th sub arrived on patrol.

5.00pm: 13th sub arrived.

pm: On SW patrol with Chelmer.


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17 January 1916

Dardanelles

Lat 40.13, Long 25.99 [Estimate in Aliki Bay]

am: On SW patrol with HMS Chelmer.

7.40pm: Proceeded to Aliki Bay with Chelmer.

8.26am: Came to.

4.15pm: Proceeded with Chelmer.

6.00pm: Closed 6th sub for letters.

6.30pm: On NW patrol with Chelmer.


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18 January 1916

Dardanelles [& Mudros]

Lat 40.00, Long 26.13 [Obs]

am: On NW patrol with HMS Chelmer.

4.00am: Proceeded to SW patrol to relieve 6th sub.

4.30am: 6th sub proceeded.

am: On SW patrol.

7.00am: 15th sub proceeded.

pm: On Dardanelles patrol with Chelmer.

3.30pm: HMS Lawford arrived on patrol, proceeded.

5.20pm: Cape Irene abeam.

5.45pm: Entered Mudros.

6.10pm: Secured alongside collier SS Glenroy.


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19 January 1916

Mudros [& at sea]

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

7.00am: Commenced coaling.

am: Lost overboard by accident Bags, coal, 2 cwt. 1 in No.

10.10am: Completed coaling, received 82 tons. Slipped & proceeded alongside HMS Carrigan Head for stores.

11.55am: Slipped.

12.50pm: Secured alongside HMS Blenheim. Lieut. Carnduff joined ship. Lieut. Henderson discharged to Blenheim. 1 Stoker rejoined from Blenheim. [From Navy Lists Herbert Carnduff]

4.30pm: Towed HMS Usk from Blenheim & took her alongside outside HMS Fury.

5.20pm: Proceeded out of harbour.

5.50pm: Kastro [Mirina, Lemnos] Point abeam.

6.20pm: Closed Carrigan Head & took station ahead for escorting steering as required for submarine screen.

8.00pm: 39°22’N, 25°6’E

11.20pm: Lithari Point Light abeam, left Carrigan Head, set course East.


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20 January 1916

Mudros to Port Iero

Lat 39.09, Long 26.49

3.15am: Psara Island abeam.

7.15am: Patras[?] Island abeam.

7.40am: Passed Reef Rock.

7.50am: Passed Square Rock.

8.10am: Came to at Port Iero.

10.10am: Weighed.

10.45am: Secured alongside collier SS Glenfinlas, commenced coaling.

12.05pm: Completed coaling, received 35 tons, slipped & came to.


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21 January 1916

Port Iero

Lat 39.09, Long 26.49

am: Lost overboard by accident Spanner, shifting jaw, 12” 1 in no.

pm: Leave to watch from 1pm to 5pm.


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22 January 1916

Port Iero [& at sea]

Lat 38.57, Long 26.68 [Obs]

9.30am: Weighed & closed HMS Triad.

10.00am: Embarked Vice Admiral, Senior Naval Officer Port Iero, & staff & proceeded as requisite.

10.34am: Prophylaki Island abeam. [Vrachonisida Profylaki]

12.15pm: Came to westward of Long Island Gulf of Smyrna. [Uzunada – Gulf of Izmir]

12.30pm: Disembarked Vice Admiral & staff.

1.40pm: Weighed & proceeded to patrol to seaward of HMS Reindeer.

5.45pm: Embarked Vice Admiral & staff from HMS Mary Rose, proceeded as requisite.

8.00pm: Entered harbour.

8.15pm: Closed Triad & disembarked Vice Admiral & staff.

8.45pm: Came to.


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23 January 1916

Port Iero [& at sea]

Lat 38.50, Long 26.66 [Estimate from location of Long Island]

6.30am: Weighed starboard anchor.

8.15am: Closed HMS Canopus, embarked 1 officer & 7 ratings & proceeded as requisite.

11.45am: Came to to westward of Long Island.

12.45pm: Weighed & proceeded on patrol.

2.56pm: Passed HMS M.22. HMS Reindeer left Long Island.

pm: As requisite on patrol in Gulf of Smyrna.


[See Two small ships from WW1 for more info on the Smyrna Patrol; map of the area]


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24 January 1916

Smyrna patrol

Lat 38.50, Long 26.66 [Estimate from location of Long Island]

am: On patrol in Gulf of Smyrna.

7.20am: Came to NW of Long Island.

9.30am: Delivered mails to HMS Penelope.

11.20am: Weighed & proceeded.

11.55am: Returned to anchorage wtih French TBD Trident.

2.45pm: French TBD Trident sailed.

5.00pm: Weighed & proceeded on patrol.

am: On patrol in Gulf of Smyrna.


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25 January 1916

Smyrna patrol [& Port Iero]

Lat 38.50, Long 26.66 [Estimate from location of Long Island]

am: On patrol in Gulf of Smyrna.

8.15am: Came to NW Long Island.

am: Embarked prisoner from HMS Mary Rose.

pm: Embarked two officers for passage.

12.40am: Weighed & proceeded as requisite for Port Iero.

3.00pm: Course & speed as requisite entering harbour.

4.00pm: Closed HMS Canopus & disembarked officers & prisoner.

4.10pm: Proceeded.

6.05pm: Passed HMS Reindeer.

pm: On patrol in Gulf of Smyrna.


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26 January 1916

Smyrna patrol [& Port Iero]

Lat 38.58, Long 26.67 [Obs]

am&pm: On patrol in Gulf of Smyrna.

4.10pm: Relieved by HMS Reindeer, proceeded.

5.15pm: As requisite, entering Port Iero.

5.30pm: Passed Square Rock.

6.00pm: Secured alongside collier SS Tremorvah.


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27 January 1916

Port Iero

Lat 39.09, Long 26.49

7.00am: Shifted ship.

7.30am: Commenced coaling.

11.45am: Completed coaling, received 110 tons. Slipped & came to.

3.00pm: Leave to watch till 5.0pm.


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28 January 1916

Port Iero

Lat 39.09, Long 26.49

7.15am: HMS Usk arrived.

am: Hands employed cleaning ship & about torpedo.

1.00pm: Leave to watch to 5.30pm.


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29 January 1916

Port Iero [& at sea]

Lat 38.50, Long 26.66 [Estimate from location of Long Island]

9.00am: Weighed & closed HMS Canopus.

9.15am: Embarked Senior Naval Officer & proceeded.

9.30am: Passed Square Rock.

11.38am: Came to [Long Island], disembarked Senior Naval Officer.

2.00pm: Weighed & proceeded as requisite for examining coast of Kara Burun Peninsula.

2.30pm: Opened fire on Camel convoy.

3.15pm: Ceased fire, commenced patrol.

pm: On patrol in Gulf of Smyrna.


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30 January 1916

Smyrna patrol

Lat 38.50, Long 26.66 [Estimate from location of Long Island]

am: On patrol in Gulf of Smyrna.

7.00am: As requisite examining coast.

8.00am: Resumed patrol.

10.00am: Came to. [Long Island]

4.00pm: HMS M.32 arrived.

6.00pm: Weighed & proceeded as requisite for patrol.

pm: On patrol in Gulf of Smyrna.


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31 January 1916

Smyrna patrol

Lat 38.55, Long 26.65 [Obs]

am: On patrol in Gulf of Smyrna.

12.05pm: Closed & examined caique containing refugees.

1.25pm: Came to off Long Island.

6.00pm: Weighed & proceeded as requisite for patrol.

pm: On patrol in Gulf of Smyrna.



LOGS FOR FEBRUARY 1916


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1 February 1916

Smyrna patrol to Port Iero

Lat 39.09, Long 26.49

am: On patrol in Gulf of Smyrna.

2.30am: Proceeded as requisite in search of Greek Motor Boat Vassiliki.

7.15am: Sighted Vassiliki at Plati Island. [Nisida Platy/Tavsan Adasi?]

7.50am: Came to.

9.10am: Weighed & proceeded.

10.20am: Course & speed as requisite entering Port Iero. Passed HMS Reindeer.

11.00am: Secured alongside collier SS Tremorvah & commenced coaling.

12.10pm: Dinner.

12.40pm: Resumed coaling.

2.20pm: Completed coaling, received 70 tons, slipped & came to.


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2 February 1916

Port Iero

Lat 39.09, Long 26.49

1.00pm: Leave to watch to 5.0pm.


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3 February 1916

Port Iero

Lat 39.09, Long 26.49

1.00pm: Leave to watch to 5.0pm.


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4 February 1916

[Port Iero to ]Smyrna patrol

Lat 38.88, Long 26.53 [Obs]

7.15am: HMS Usk arrived.

9.00am: Weighed & proceeded.

10.15am: Closed HMS Reindeer.

10.45am: Boarded Greek Barquentine Garaphallo[?].

11.30am: Examined two caiques.

12.20pm: Examined caique.

1.15pm: Examined caique.

pm: On patrol in Gulf of Smyrna.

4.05pm: Came to off Long Island.

6.20pm: Weighed & proceeded on patrol.

pm: On patrol in Gulf of Smyrna.


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5 February 1916

Smyrna patrol

Lat 38.58, Long 26.65 [Obs]

am: On patrol in Gulf of Smyrna.

9.30am: Closed Greek mail steamer Cyprus & signalled.

12.35pm: Came to at Long Island.

3.50pm: HMS Penelope arrived.

7.30pm: Weighed & proceeded on patrol.

pm: On patrol in Gulf of Smyrna.


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6 February 1916

Port Iero [& at sea]

Lat 39.09, Long 26.49

am: On patrol in Gulf of Smyrna.

5.15am: Proceeded.

7.00am: Courses & speeds as requisite for entering Port Iero.

7.40am: Secured alongside collier SS Tremorvah. Commenced coaling.

9.50am: Finished coaling. Slipped from collier. Came to in B2 berth.

pm: Gave special leave to port watch till 5.30pm.

2.50pm: HMS Chelmer arrived.

3.00pm: Sub Lieut. Laidlaw joined ship from Chelmer. Discharged Acting Lieut. Clayton RNR to Chelmer.


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7 February 1916

Port Iero [& at sea]

Lat 38.50, Long 26.74 [Estimate east of Long Island]

6.55am: Embarked Commander Stephenson, one Midshipman & mails.

7.00am: Weighed & proceeded as requisite for leaving harbour.

8.45am: On patrol in Gulf of Smyrna on lookout for French aeroplane.

10.00am: Observed 4 aeroplanes heading for Long Island. Proceeded for East Bay.

11.00am: Came to in East Bay [Long Island]. Disembarked Commander Stephenson, one Midshipman, ratings & mails to HMS Raglan.

12.35pm: HMS Mary Rose sailed.

1.25pm: Weighed & proceeded as requisite for North end of Long Island.

2.00pm: Came to North end Long Island.

2.30pm: Embarked French mechanics with accumulators to be charged.

3.00pm: Weighed & proceeded as requisite to search gulf for missing French airman.

5.00pm: Courses as requisite for anchorage.

5.30pm: Came to North end Long Island.

7.40pm: HMS Penelope came alongside.

8.05pm: Penelope slipped with mechanics & accumulators on board.


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8 February 1916

Long Island [& at sea]

Lat 38.50, Long 26.74 [Estimate east of Long Island]

7.30am: Weighed & proceeded as requisite for East Bay.

8.10am: Came to. East Bay off HMS Raglan.

9.00am: HMS Penelope arrived.

10.00am: HMS Mary Rose sailed. HMS California arrived. Hands employed rigging sweeping wires & as requisite.

12.15pm: HMS M.16 proceeded in company with Penelope.

12.30pm: Weighed & proceeded with Raglan.

12.45pm: Took station 5 cables ahead of Raglan.

1.50pm: Courses as requisite for patrolling round Raglan.

3.00pm: Raglan opened fire on batteries.

4.30pm: Monitors ceased firing. Proceeded with Raglan to Eastern Bay Long Island.

5.35pm: Stopped off Raglan. Embarked Capt. Grant.

5.45pm: Proceeded as requisite for North end of Island.

6.15pm: Came to. Transferred Capt. Grant to Reindeer.

7.30pm: Mary Rose sailed.

[Capt. Heathcote S. Grant see My War at sea 1914-1916]


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9 February 1916

Long Island [& at sea]

Lat 38.50, Long 26.74 [Estimate assuming east of Long Island]

7.10am: Weighed & proceeded courses as requisite for East Bay.

8.00am: Courses as requisite for patrolling South of Doctas[?Doctors?] Island on lookout for French Aeroplanes.

8.20am: Stopped.

9.50am: Proceeded as requisite for anchorage.

10.40am: Came to.

12.25pm: Weighed & proceeded for escorting HMS Raglan.

2.00pm: Raglan anchored. Patrolling round Raglan.

2.45pm: HMS M.16 opened fire on Smyrna Forts.

3.00pm: Raglan opened fire on Smyrna Forts.

4.15pm: Raglan weighed. Took station 5 cables[?] ahead.

4.40pm: Proceeded for North end of Long Island.

5.15pm: Came to.

5.50pm: Embarked French Aviators.

6.00pm: Weighed & proceeded for East Bay.

6.30pm: Came to.


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10 February 1916

Long Island [& at sea]

Lat 38.55, Long 26.71 [Estimate north of Long Island]

7.30am: HMS M.16 sailed.

7.50am: HMS California arrived.

9.10am: Weighed & proceeded, courses & speed as requisite for North end Long Island.

9.50am: Secured alongside HMS M.30. Received ammunition & provisions from M.30.

10.20am: M.30 proceeded.

1.25am: HMS Mary Rose came alongside. Hands employed stowing ammunition & provisioning.

11.30am: Mary Rose slipped & proceeded.

Noon: Weighed & proceeded, courses & speeds as requisite for East Bay.

12.50pm: Closed HMS Raglan in East Bay.

1.05pm: Came to.

1.30pm: M.30 & California weighed & proceeded.

5.00pm: M.30 arrived & anchored.


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11 February 1916

Long Island

Lat 38.50, Long 26.74 [Estimate east of Long Island]

9.30am: HMS Mary Rose made fast alongside.

10.00am: HMS California arrived.

11.10am: HMS M.30 proceeded.

Noon: Mary Rose slipped & proceeded.

1.20pm: HMS Penelope arrived.

5.20pm: M.30 & California arrived.


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12 February 1916

Long Island [to Port Iero]

Lat 39.09, Long 26.49

4.15am: Veered to 4½ shackles on port cable. Let go starboard anchor under foot veered 1 shackle. [Wind force raising to 5-6]

8.30am: Weighed starboard anchor. Shortened to 1 shackle on port cable. Embarked 2 sick ratings for HMS Canopus & Senior Naval Officer. [Capt. Heathcote S. Grant see My War at sea 1914-1916]

9.00am: Weighed & proceeded as requisite for clearing anchorage & minefield.

9.27am: Chustan Point abeam.

11.10am: Courses as requisite for entering Port Iero.

11.45am: Stopped. Senior Naval Officer left for Canopus. Discharged 2 sick cases to Canopus.

Noon: Courses & speeds as requisite for alongside collier.

12.15pm: Secured alongside collier SS Tremorvah. Commenced coaling.

4.15pm: Finished coaling. Received 84 tons. Slipped & proceeded.

4.25pm: Came to in B2 berth.

4.30pm: Monitor HMS Earl of Peterborough arrived.


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13 February 1916

Port Iero

Lat 39.09, Long 26.49

pm: Lost overboard by accident 1 whaler’s crutch. Special leave to watch from 1pm till 5.30pm.

5.45pm: HMS Usk arrived.


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14 February 1916

[Port Iero to Long Island to Port Iero]

Lat 38.50, Long 26.74 [Estimate east of Long Island]

7.00am: HMS Usk sailed.

8.30am: Weighed & closed HMS Triad. Embarked Vice Admiral & staff & Senior Naval Officer 4th Detached Squadron.

8.40am: Courses & speeds as requisite for proceeding out of harbour.

10.30am: Courses as requisite for rounding Chustan Point & to close HMS Raglan in East Bay, Long Island.

10.50am: Came to off Raglan. Disembarked Vice Admiral & staff & Senior Naval Officer.

Noon: Hostile aeroplane flew over.

2.00pm: HMS Mary Rose came alongside. Received stores for Long Island.

2.10pm: HMS M.22 proceeded. Received mails from Raglan & HMS M.30.

2.20pm: Weighed & proceeded as requisite for Gulf of Vourlah [Urla].

2.40pm: Action stations.

2.45pm: Opened fire on buildings on Clazomenae Island. [Nisida Klazomenai/Karantina Adasi]

3.45pm: Ceased firing. Set course as requisite for North end Long Island.

4.50pm: Came to.

5.10pm: Embarked Vice Admiral & staff & Senior Naval Officer.

5.15pm: Weighed & proceeded for Port Iero as requisite for clearing minefield.

7.05pm: Courses as requisite for entering Port Iero.

7.30pm: Closed HMS Triad.

7.35pm: Came to in C2 Berth.


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15 February 1916

Port Iero

Lat 39.09, Long 26.49

2.00am: HMS Triad left harbour.

7.05am: HMS Usk arrived.

7.45am: HMS Newmarket arrived.

8.45am: Hands employed painting ship & overhauling after torpedo.

pm: Special leave to watch from 1pm till 5.30pm.


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16 February 1916

Port Iero

Lat 39.09, Long 26.49

am: Sent 1 signal rating to HMS Canopus for marching exercise.

pm: Special leave to watch from 1pm till 5.30pm.

6.00pm: Read Warrant No. [blank]


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17 February 1916

Port Iero [to Gulf of Smyrna]

Lat 39.09, Long 26.49

0,10am: HMS M.30 arrived.

6.30am: HMS Anemone arrived.

11.30am: Anemone sailed.

12.30pm: Weighed & proceeded as requisite for leaving harbour.

12.55pm: Cleared entrance (Foul Point).

2.45pm: Courses as requisite for maintaining position ordered.

3.15pm: Cape Hydra [Aslan Burnu] N35E; Cape Merminji [Eskifener Burnu?] S82E.

3.15pm: Sighted aeroplane.

5.00pm: Courses & speeds as requisite for patrolling outside Port Iero.

6.00pm: Set course as requisite for Gulf of Smyrna.

9.00pm: Set course as requisite for patrolling Gulf of Smyrna.


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18 February 1916

Gulf of Smyrna

Lat 38.55, Long 26.61 [Estimate from noon bearings]

am&pm: On patrol in Gulf of Smyrna.

7.30am: Passed HMS M.22 (Lost overboard by accident 1 Broomstick).

Noon: True bearing and distance: Chustan Point East 4 miles [From Mediterranean Pilot Vol. 4 Chustan Pont is northern point of Long Island]


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19 February 1916

Gulf of Smyrna [& South Coast of Mitylene]

Lat 38.94, Long 26.37 [Estimate from noon bearings]

am: Courses as requisite for patrolling.

10.00am: Courses as requisite for Mitylene Coast.

Noon: True bearing and distance: Potamos Point [Akra Potamos] NW by W 3 miles

12.15pm: HMS Anemone passed.

12.35pm: HMS Usk passed heading for Port Iero.

2.00pm: Stopped Greek Steamer Siphias [Possibly Xiphias]. Boarded & took her to examination anchorage Port Iero to be medically examined.

3.10pm: Proceeded on patrol.

pm: Courses as requisite for patrolling off coast of Mitylene.


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20 February 1916

On patrol [South Coast of Mitylene & Port Iero]

Lat 38.95, Long 26.38 [Estimate from noon bearings]

am: Courses as requisite for patrolling South Coast of Mitylene Island.

8.00am: Increase to 10 knots to examine caique.

8.20am: Interrogated caique.

8.45am: Interrogated caique.

11.15am: Interrogated caique.

11.45am: Interrogated caique.

11.55am: Interrogated caique.

Noon: True bearing and distance: Potamos Point [Akra Potamos] WNW 4 miles

12.30pm: Courses & speeds as requisite for taking Greek steamer Delphin to examination anchorage Port Iero.

1.20pm: Stopped. Boarded vessel.

1.45pm: Proceeded as requisite for patrolling.

2.30pm: Courses & speeds as requisite for entering Port Iero.

3.20pm: Secured to collier SS Tremorvah.


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21 February 1916

Port Iero

Lat 39.09, Long 26.49

6.30am: Commenced coaling.

2.00pm: Completed coaling. Received 110 tons.

2.05pm: Slipped.

2.10pm: Came to in C1 berth.

5.30pm: HMS Wolverine arrived.

6.45pm: HMS California arrived.

8.15pm: Sent whaler & dinghy to assist in search for man overboard from California.

8.50pm: Boats returned.

[From Casualty lists John G. Smart, Chief Motor Boatman of California drowned]


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22 February 1916

Port Iero

Lat 39.09, Long 26.49

6.30am: HMS Wolverine & HMS Earl of Peterborough sailed.

pm: Special leave to watch from 1pm till 5.30pm.

1.30pm: Discharged 1 Petty Officer telegraphist to trawler 1117 for passage to HMS Skirmisher.

4.00pm: HMS M.16 proceeded out of harbour.

4.15pm: HMS Doris & HMS M.22 sailed.


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23 February 1916

Port Iero

Lat 39.09, Long 26.49

8.45am: Divisions with night clothing.

11.45am: Read Warrant & articles of war.

pm: Special leave to watch from 1pm till 5.30pm.

10.30pm: HMS Reindeer arrived.


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24 February 1916

Port Iero [& at sea]

Lat 39.09, Long 26.49

1.15am: Darkened ship.

1.30am: Weighed & proceeded as requisite for leaving harbour.

1.55am: Cleared entrance. Courses as requisite for rounding Cape Zeitin. [Cape Maleas/Akra Agrelios]

2.38am: Mitylene North Light abeam 2 miles. Courses as requisite for searching Muselim & Mitylene channels for caique suspected of trying to run the blockade.

4.07am: Skamnia Light abeam ¾ mile.

4.30am: Stopped boarded caique (allowed to proceed).

5.00am: Proceeded as requisite.

5.15am: Cape Molivo [Akra Molivos] abeam 2 miles.

6.10am: Courses & speeds as requisite for searching coast in vicinty of Cavatea[?Gavatha?].

6.40am: Courses & speeds as requisite for closing caique.

7.15am: Boarded sailing vessel (allowed her to proceed).

7.45am: Proceeded.

8.15am: Sigri Light abeam 3 miles. Courses as requisite for proceeded along South coast of Mitylene.

10.30am: Stopped. Interrogated caique off Potamos Point (allowed her to proceed).

11.15am: Prophylaki Island abeam 0.5 miles. Courses as requisite for entering Port Iero.

11.45am: Came to. B2 berth.

1.00pm: HMS M.22 sailed.

2.20pm: HMS Kennet arrived.

5.50pm: Weighed & proceeded as requisite for leaving harbour.

6.15pm: Cleared entrance. Courses as requisite for rounding Cape Zeitin.

7.00pm: Courses as requisite for Mitylene Channel.

9.35pm: Cape Skamnia abeam 1 mile. Courses as requisite for Muselim Channel.

10.25pm: Cape Molivo [Akra Molivos] abeam 1½ miles. Courses & speeds as requisite for searching coast for sailing vessel suspected of attempting to run blockade.


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25 February 1916

At sea [& Mudros & Port Iero]

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

1.00am: Proceeded for Mudros.

1.35am: Cape Baba [Baba Burnu] abeam 3½ miles.

5.25am: Sighted land on both bows.

6.30am: Courses as requisite for entering Mudros Bay.

7.00am: Entered boom defence gate. Courses & speeds as requisite to close HMS Angora.

7.30am: Secured alongside HMS Carrigan Head.

8.45am: Hands employed provisioning ship & drawing stores.

10.50am: Slipped from Carrigan Head. Closed HMS Europa.

11.00am: Came to off Europa. Transferred Commander Smart RNVR to Europa & mails to SS Ortolan.

Noon: Weighed. Closed Angora. Came to off Angora.

1.15pm: Received letters from Angora for HMS Kennet. Weighed & proceeded, courses & speeds as requisite for leaving harbour.

1.45pm: Kombi Light abeam 1 mile. Course for Port Iero.

3.00pm: Passed HMS M.16.

4.20pm: Sigri Light abeam 3½ miles.

4.30pm: Courses as requisite for proceeding along South coast of Mitylene.

5.35pm: Cape Vourkos [Agios Fokas] abeam 2 miles.

6.30pm: Courses as requisite for entering Port Iero.

6.50pm: Entered boom defence gate. Courses & speeds as requisite for proceeding up harbour.

7.20pm: Secured alongside collier SS Queensland Transport.


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26 February 1916

Port Iero

Lat 39.09, Long 26.49

7.15am: Commenced coaling.

9.45am: Finished coaling. Received 73 tons.

10.00am: Slipped from collier.

10.10am: Came to in B2 berth. (Lost overboard by accident 4 coal bags).

2.00pm: HMS Kennet arrived.

3.40pm: Weighed & proceeded. Courses & speeds as requisite for leaving harbour.

4.00pm: Cleared harbour. Proceeded Zig Zag courses in direction of Kara Burun.

6.15pm: Sighted ship to Westward proceeding for Port Iero.

pm: Courses as requisite for patrolling North coast of Kara Burun.

8.00pm: Cape Kara abeam 5 miles.

pm: Courses as requisite for patrolling North coast of Kara Burun & entrance to Gulf of Smyrna.


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27 February 1916

On patrol

Lat 38.70, Long 26.55 [Estimate from noon bearings]

am: Courses & speeds as requisite for patrolling off Gulf of Smyrna.

4.45am: Sighted lights of steamer proceeding towards Port Iero.

Noon: True bearing and distance: Port Sahib SW 3 miles.

pm: Courses & speeds as requisite for patrolling Gulf of Smyrna.

[From Mediterranean Pilot Vol. 4, Port Sahib is the bay on Karaburun peninsula with Buyuk Sahib Islet (Buyukada) on the north, SE of Kinlu Point (Kanlikaya Burnu).]


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28 February 1916

On patrol

Lat 38.95, Long 26.50 [Obs]

am: Courses as requisite for patrolling Gulf of Smyrna.

7.00am: Proceeded over to South coast of Mitylene.

am: Hands employed canvassing whaler’s oars & as requisite.

11.30am: Proceeded in direction of Greek steamer.

pm: Escorted small Greek Steamer to entrance of Port Iero to be medically examined.

1.00pm: Stopped off entrance to Port Iero.

3.15pm: Greek steamer proceeded.

3.50pm: Proceeded for Long Island.

5.30pm: Altered course for NW anchorage Long Island.

5.50pm: Came to. Embarked 1 Warrant Telegraphist & 1 corporal & dynamo.

6.10pm: Weighed & proceeded. Courses as requisite for Port Iero.

7.45pm: Courses as requisite for entrance to Port Iero.

8.15pm: Stopped off entrance. Transferred dynamo, Warrant Telegraphist & corporal to HMS Canopus’ picket boat.

8.25pm: Proceeded, courses as requisite for patrolling South coast of Mitylene.


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29 February 1916

On patrol [& Port Iero & Long Island]

Lat 39.09, Long 26.49

am: Courses as requisite for patrolling South coast of Mitylene.

6.30am: Courses as requisite for position 15 miles South of Port Iero.

8.30am: On patrol on lookout for aeroplane.

1010am: Sighted 3 aeroplanes steering in direction of Long island.

10.15am: Proceeded for Port Iero.

10.50am: Courses as requisite for entering harbour.

11.15am: Came to off HMS Canopus. One rating rejoined ship from Canopus.

pm: Embarked 1 Warrant Telegraphist, 1 corporal & dynamo for Long Island.

1.30pm: Embarked Senior Naval Officer & 1 midshipman. Weighed & proceeded as requisite for leaving harbour.

1.52pm: Cleared entrance, set course for Long Island.

3.00pm: Course as requisite for NW anchorage.

3.35pm: Came to. Landed SNO & midshipman, Warrant Telegraphist & gear.

5.30pm: HMS California secured alongside & received stores & mails for Long Island.

5.55pm: California proceeded with SNO.

6.00pm: Weighed & proceeded.

6.30pm: Altered course for Port Iero.

7.40pm: Courses & speeds as requisite for entering harbour.

8.35pm: Secured alongside collier SS Queensland Transport.


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LOG BOOK – 1ST MARCH 1916 TO 30TH APRIL 1916


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This is to certify that this is the original log of HMS Ribble; for the period March 1st to April 30th 16

[Signed] CH Woods Sub Lieut for Captain on leave 18th March 1916

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HMS Blenheim 29 May 1916

Submitted, observing ... No remarks [Signed] HL Hammond Lieut. Commander(D)

Forwarded... [Signed] CPR Coode Captain (D) Fifth Destroyer Flotilla

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LOGS FOR MARCH 1916


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1 March 1916

Port Iero

Lat 39.09, Long 26.49

7.15am: Commenced coaling.

10.30am: Finished coaling – 97 tons. Slipped & proceeded.

10.45am: Came to.

am: Lost overboard by accident 2 coal bags.


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2 March 1916

Port Iero [to Long Island]

Lat 39.09, Long 26.49

7.15am: HMS Kennet & HMS Anemone arrived.

pm: Lost overboard by accident 1 hand-scrubber.

12.15pm: Weighed & proceeded.

12.45pm: Cleared harbour.

2.30pm: Course as requisite for NW Bay to communicate with HMS Usk.

3.00pm: Proceeded as requisite for East Bay Long Island.

3.40pm: Came to East Bay.

6.00pm: Sighted calcium lights on indicator nets burning. Went to action stations.

6.15pm: Fell out.


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3 March 1916

Gulf of Smyrna [& East Bay, Long Island]

Lat 38.50, Long 26.74

1.45pm: Weighed & proceeded escorting HMS Raglan.

2.00pm: Steering Zig Zag courses ahead of Raglan.

3.45pm: Raglan anchored in position for firing.

4.00pm: Raglan commenced firing.

4.30pm: Raglan weighed & proceeded for East Bay. Steering Zig Zag courses ahead of Raglan.

5.55pm: Took station astern of Raglan. Courses as requisite for anchorage.

6.10pm: Came to off Raglan in East Bay.

11.05pm: Weighed & proceeded.

11.45pm: Chustan Point abeam.


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4 March 1916

Gulf of Smyrna [& Port Iero]

Lat 38.47, Long 26.85 [Estimate from noon bearings]

3.00am: Stopped off entrance to Port Iero.

3.10am: Proceeded up inside Foul Point.

3.45am: Came to.

4.05am: Weighed & proceeded up harbour. Closed HMS Canopus. Received parcels for Long Island.

4.35am: Proceeded as requisite for leaving harbour.

5.15am: Cleared harbour.

7.00am: Courses as requisite for NW anchorage.

7.25am: Came to.

8.50am: Weighed & proceeded. Courses as requisite to join HMS Raglan at East Bay.

9.20am: Patrolling at slow speed courses as requisite off East Bay.

9.30am: Raglan weighed & proceeded.

9.40am: Proceeded to escort Raglan. Steering Zig Zag courses.

10.40am: Arrived off Salt Pans, Fisherman’s Spit. Raglan anchored. Patrolling off Raglan.

Noon: True bearing and distance: Landing Place, Salt Pans, Gulf of Smyrna NE 2 miles.

pm: Courses as requisite for patrolling off Raglan.

2.20pm: Raglan fired 1 round.

2.25pm: Raglan shifted billet.

3.20pm: Raglan weighed & proceeded for East Bay. Steering Zig Zag courses ahead of Raglan.

4.35pm: Courses as requisite for following Raglan into East Bay.

5.00pm: Came to.

5.10pm: HMS Penelope secured alongside.

5.40pm: Penelope slipped & anchored.

6.45pm: HMS California secured alongside.

7.10pm: California proceeded.

[From Mediterranean Pilot Vol. 4, Fishery Spit is Kokala Burnu and from Mapcarta, the salt pans are to the north of this point]


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5 March 1916

Gulf of Smyrna [& East Bay, Long Island]

Lat 38.50, Long 26.74

6.30am: HMS M.22 & HMS California proceeded.

7.00am: California returned.

7.45am: Weighed & proceeded with California.

7.55am: Returned to anchorage. Came to.

pm: Embarked 1 Turkish Police Officer for Vourlah [Urla].

3.45pm: Weighed & proceeded as requisite for leaving harbour with caique in tow.

4.00pm: Set course to round Kilsali & for Vourlah.

5.00pm: Hoisted White Flag.

5.35pm: Stopped ¾ mile NE of Clazomenae Island [Nisida Klazomenai/Karantina Adasi]. Transferred Turkish police officer to Caique for Vourlah.

5.40pm: Proceeded as requisite for East Bay.

6.15pm: Came to.


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6 March 1916

Gulf of Smyrna [& East Bay, Long Island]

Lat 38.47, Long 26.85 [Estimate off Salt Pans]

7.15am: 3 French aeroplanes up.

7.45am: Weighed & proceeded. Courses as requisite for escorting aeroplanes over to St. George [Nisida Agios Georgios/Incir Adasi?].

8.25am: Reduced to slow speed (position Fisherman’s Spit E 1 mile). Courses & speed as requisite for patrolling off Fisherman’s Spit.

9.15am: Proceeded as requisite for anchorage.

10.00am: Closed HMS Raglan. Stopped.

10.30am: Proceeded as requisite for escorting Raglan.

11.15am: Altered course to close HMS M.22 & communicate.

11.30am: Closed in to fire at telephone station North of Salt Works.

12.10pm: Came to. Fired 11 rounds at telephone station.

12.30pm: Weighed & proceeded as requisite to close Raglan.

1.55pm: Closed inshore off Landing Place, Salt Pans, to cover M.22 & motor gunboat Anzac. Went to action stations. Fired 16 rounds at trench at base of pier & at pier.

2.20pm: Secured. Proceeded patrolling near Raglan. Hands employed washing out guns & empty cylinders.

5.00pm: Raglan weighed.

5.20pm: Raglan proceeded for East Bay. Steering Zig Zag courses ahead of Raglan.

6.50pm: Came to. Banked fires at 2 hours notice.

10.00pm: Received mails from Raglan.


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7 March 1916

Long Island [& Port Iero]

Lat 39.09, Long 26.49

6.45am: Weighed & proceeded as requisite for leaving anchorage.

7.05am: Rounded Chustan Point.

7.20am: Pass HMS M.32.

9.00am: Courses & speeds as requisite for entering Port Iero.

9.30am: Secured alongside Queensland Transport. Commenced coaling.

pm: Lost overboard during coaling 6 coal bags.

12.20pm: Finished coaling. Received 90 tons.

1.00pm: Came to in C1 berth.

2.10pm: HMS Raglan arrived.

10.10pm: HMS M.22 arrived.


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8 March 1916

Port Iero [& at sea]

Lat 39.10, Long 26.61 [Estimate from noon bearings]

8.00am: Weighed & proceeded out of harbour.

8.30am: Cleared entrance. Set course as requisite for rounding Cape Zeitin & for patrolling along East coast of Mitylene as far as Thermi.

11.15am: Stopped off Mitylene to signal to consulate.

11.20am: Proceeded.

Noon: True bearing and distance: Mitylene Light House N55W 2 miles.

pm: Patrolling off Mitylene on look out for aeroplanes.

1.00pm: Courses as requisite for rounding Cape Zeitin.

1.30pm: Proceeded into Port Iero.

2.10pm: Came to in C1 berth.

3.30pm: French steamship Mont Cervin secured alongside HMS Canopus.

4.10pm: Paid monthly money.

8.45pm: Sent away whaler & dinghy as lifeboats & rescued 5 men from HMS Raglan (their skiff having capsized).


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9 March 1916

Port Iero

Lat 39.09, Long 26.49

6.35am: French TBD arrived.

1.00pm: Gave special leave to watch from 1pm till 5.30pm.

5.30pm: Liberty men returned.


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10 March 1916

Port Iero [& at sea]

Lat 39.09, Long 26.49

6.45am: HMS Usk arrived & secured alongside collier.

10.00am: Weighed & proceeded alongside HMS Canopus. Embarked 6 pounder anti-aircraft gun & stores for Long Island.

11.20am: Slipped from Canopus. Came to off Canopus.

12.20pm: Weighed & proceeded as requisite for leaving harbour.

12.40pm: Stopped to communicate with Oomala [Admiralty Motorboat].

1.00pm: Cleared entrance.

3.00pm: Courses as requisite for NW anchorage Long island.

3.25pm: Came to.

4.00pm: Landed anti-aircraft gun & stores.

6.30pm: Weighed & proceeded. Courses as requisite for patrolling Gulf of Smyrna.


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11 March 1916

Gulf of Smyrna [& Port Iero]

Lat 38.75, Long 26.48 [Estimate from noon bearings]

am: Courses & speed as requisite for patrolling Gulf of Smyrna.

6.30am: Stopped in NW Bay Long Island.

6.45am: HMS Mary Rose came alongside. Embarked 1 Warrant Telegraphist & one Greek for passage to HMS Canopus.

7.20am: Mary Rose slipped & proceeded.

7.25am: Proceeded.

7.30am: Set course for Port Iero.

9.10am: Arrived off Port Iero, discharged passengers to picket boat.

9.15am: Proceeded.

10.00am: Communicated with HMS Usk.

am: Courses as requisite for patrolling.

Noon: True bearing and distance: Kinlu Point [Kanlikaya Burnu] South 5 miles.

1.15pm: Proceeded into Port Iero.

1.30pm: Stopped off Square Rock to communicate & received feed block of maxim gun for Long Island.

1.35pm: Proceeded.

4.00pm: Courses as requisite for Long Island.

4.55pm: Came to. Landed maxim feed block.

6.15pm: Weighed & proceeded as requisite for patrolling.

9.15pm: Closed & examined caique & schooner.

9.30pm: Proceeded on patrol South of Mitylene.

10.00pm: Closed & examined caique.

10.10pm: Proceeded.


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12 March 1916

Off South coast of Mitylene

Lat 38.71, Long 26.43 [Estimate from noon bearings]

am: Courses as requisite for patrolling off South Coast of Mitylene.

7.15am: Boarded & examined caique. Proceeded in direction of Kara Burun.

am: Courses & speeds as requisite for patrolling off coast Kara Burun.

10.45am: Heard rifle fire West of Kumur Light. [Komur Burnu?]

Noon: True bearing and distance: Kinlu Point [Kanlikaya Burnu] S50E 2½ miles.

12.10pm: Proceeded as requisite for Sigri.

3.00pm: Courses & speeds as requisite for anchorage. Anchor bearings: Fort NE; Sigri Light House N25W.

3.20pm: Came to.

4.00pm: Party went ashore to examine Light House on report that Italians had taken possession.

5.05pm: Weighed & proceeded as requisite for patrolling South Coast of Mytilene.

9.20pm: Interrogated Caique off Potamos Point (allowed her to proceed).

pm: Courses as requisite for patrolling South Coast of Mitylene.


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13 March 1916

On patrol & at Port Iero

Lat 39.09, Long 26.49

am: Courses as requisite for patrolling South Coast of Mitylene.

9.00am: Arrived off entrance to Port Iero. Reduced to slow.

9.30am: French hospital ship Tchad entered harbour.

10.00am: HMS Reindeer left harbour. Courses & speeds as requisite for entering harbour.

10.30am: Secured alongside SS Queensland Transport (collier). Commenced coaling.

2.10pm: Finished coaling. Received 98 tons.

2.30pm: Slipped & came to. C1 berth.

9.00pm: HMS Monitor 22 arrived.


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14 March 1916

Port Iero

Lat 39.09, Long 26.49

am: Dismounted & examined after gun.

10.30am: Enemy aeroplane sighted in direction of Mitylene proceeding towards the Southward.

pm: Gave special leave to watch from 1pm till 5.30pm.

5.30pm: Libertymen returned.


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15 March 1916

Port Iero

Lat 39.09, Long 26.49

5.30am: HMS M.22 sailed.

6.00am: SS Queensland Transport left harbour.

11.00am: HMS M.32 arrived.

pm: Gave special leave to watch from 1pm till 5.30pm.

6.10pm: HMS Hector sailed.


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16 March 1916

Port Iero [& at sea]

Lat 38.7, Long 26.5 [Estimate from noon bearings]

6.30am: HMS M.16 arrived.

9.00am: Weighed port anchor. Proceeded courses & speeds as requisite for leaving harbour.

9.30am: Cleared entrance. Courses as requisite for patrol.

9.40am: Passed HMS Reindeer.

11.40am: Courses as requisite for patrolling coast of Kara Burun.

Noon: True bearing and distance: Cape Kara SW 3 miles.

12.20pm: Cape Kara abeam 1½ miles.

12.30pm: Sighted HMS Usk. Closed to communicate.

12.55pm: Stopped.

1.00pm: Proceeded to position ordered on lookout for aeroplanes.

pm: Courses as requisite for patrolling North of Gulf of Smyrna.

7.00pm: Stopped. Boarded Greek SS Macedonia. Conducted her to Port Iero.

7.30pm: Stopped off entrance.

9.20pm: Proceeded as requisite to close steamer.

10.00pm: Conducted SS Margarita (Greek) to Port Iero examination anchorage.

10.20pm: Proceeded on patrol.


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17 March 1916

Gulf of Smyrna

Lat 38.53, Long 26.64 [Estimate from noon bearings]

am: On patrol in Gulf of Smyrna.

Noon: True bearing and distance: Chustan Point ENE 2 miles.

2.15pm: Closed ketch 445 to signal to her to keep clear of minefield.

pm: On patrol in Gulf of Smyrna.


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18 March 1916

Gulf of Smyrna

Lat 38.54, Long 26.69 [Estimate NW of Long Island]

am: Courses as requisite for patrolling Gulf of Smyrna.

11.20am: Came to NW anchorage Long Island.

1.20pm: Weighed port anchor. Set course.

1.45pm: Altered course for Cape Zeitin.

3.20pm: Cape Zeitin abeam, courses as requisite for proceeding along East coast of Mitylene.

4.00pm: Arrive off Thermi.

4.15pm: Proceeded on patrol. Courses as requisite on look out for aeroplanes.

pm: Courses as requisite for patrolling South coast of Mitylene.


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19 March 1916

On patrol [& Port Iero]

Lat 39.09, Long 26.49

am: Courses as requisite for patrolling South coast of Mitylene.

8.30am: Closed signal station at entrance to Port Iero to pass signal.

8.45am: Stopped.

10.35am: Closed Trawler 705.

10.50am: Courses & speeds as requisite for entering harbour.

11.40am: Secured alongside SS Queensland Transport.

12.30pm: Commenced coaling.

3.00pm: Finished coaling. Received 78 tons. Slipped & proceeded.

3.15pm: Came to in B2 berth.

4.30pm: HMS Mosquito came alongside. Sub. Lieut. Woods RN joined ship from Mosquito. Discharged Lieut. Carnduff RN to Mosquito.


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20 March 1916

Port Iero

Lat 39.09, Long 26.49

7.45am: HMS Triad arrived.

pm: Leave to Starboard watch from 1pm till 5.30pm.

5.30pm: Libertymen returned on board.


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21 March 1916

Port Iero [& Long Island & at sea]

Lat 38.54, Long 26.69 [Estimate NW of Long Island]

6.40am: Weighed & closed HMS Canopus. Embarked Capt. Scarlett RN & Major Godfrey RM. Proceeded as requisite for leaving harbour.

7.10am: Cleared Foul Point. Courses as requisite for Thermi.

8.25am: Came to off Aerodrome Thermi. Embarked aviators.

8.45am: Weighed & proceeded as requisite for Long Island.

11.30am: Came to in NW Bay, Long Island. Disembarked officers. HMS California came alongside.

2.00pm: Motor boat California

2.45pm: Weighed & proceeded.

2.55pm: Stopped. Examined coast.

3.05pm: Proceeded.

4.20pm: Submarine reported off Thermi. Proceeded for Thermi.

5.25pm: Observed caique off Mitylene trying to attract attention. Closed – caique reported having seen submarine proceeding Southerly. Courses as requisite for patrolling.

6.15pm: Stopped off Thermi. Disembarked aviators. Closed Trawler to communicate.

6.35pm: Closed Thermi hosited whaler. Proceeded for Port Iero.

8.00pm: Courses & speeds as requisite for entering harbour.

8.15am: Came to in A1 berth.


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22 March 1916

Port Iero [& patrolling]

Lat 38.94, Long 26.55 [Estimate from noon bearings]

1.45am: HMS Triad proceeded.

3.40am: HMS Reindeer arrived.

8.00am: Weighed & proceeded. Courses & speeds as requisite for proceeding out of harbour.

8.30am: On patrol at entrance to Port Iero in visual touch with Signal Station till dynamo's defect made good.

11.00am: Closed Trawler 48 sent copper pipe to her for HMS Canopus.

11.40am: Set course for Gulf of Smyrna.

Noon: True bearing and distance: Cape Zeitin [Akra Agrilios] N35E 4 miles.

2.00pm: Courses as requisite for patrolling in Gulf of Smyrna.

6.05pm: Submarine reported off entrance to Port Iero. Proceeded at 15 knots for Port Iero.

6.45pm: Eased to 14 knots.

7.05pm: Eased to 12 knots.

7.00pm: Passed ketch 445.

7.35pm: Eased to 10 knots.

8.00pm: Eased to 8 knots. Patrolling off entrance to Port Iero in search of hostile submarine.


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23 March 1916

On patrol

Lat 38.96, Long 26.57 [Estimate from noon bearings]

am: Courses as requisite for patrol off entrance to Port Iero.

8.20am: Observed British aeroplane up, searching for submarine.

9.00am: Closed Drifter 0334 to pass signal.

9.30am: Proceeded with picket boat for Petras Bay.

10.00am: Stopped in Petras Bay (picket boat searching creeks – nothing seen).

10.15am: Proceeded on patrol. Courses as requisite for patrolling off entrance to Port Iero.

11.45am: Proceeded for Gulf of Smyrna.

Noon: True bearing and distance: Prophylaki Island WNW 1.0 mile

pm: On patrol in Gulf of Smyrna.

5.10pm: Passed HMS Whitby Abbey bound for Long Island.

6.15pm: Stopped off Whitby Abbey in NW Bay, Long Island. Sent mails.

6.20pm: Proceeded on patrol.

8.40pm: Passed Whitby Abbey leaving Gulf.


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24 March 1916

On patrol [& Port Iero]

Lat 39.09, Long 26.49

am: On patrol in Gulf of Smyrna.

4.00am: Courses as requisite for Port Iero.

6.15am: At entrance to Port Iero.

6.30am: Relieved by Trawler 326 on patrol. Proceeded courses & speeds as requisite for proceeding up harbour.

7.00am: Secured alongside P~~~ (collier).

7.45am: Commenced coaling.

10.45am: Finished coaling. Received 89 tons. Slipped & proceeded.

10.55am: Came to in C1 berth. Banked fires at 2 hours notice.


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25 March 1916

Port Iero

Lat 39.09, Long 26.49

6.15am: HMS Usk arrived.

11.00am: HMS Doris arrived.

pm: Gave special leave to watch from 1pm till 5.30pm.

4.45pm: HMS Newmarket arrived.

5.45pm: Libertymen returned on board.


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26 March 1916

Port Iero [to Long Island & back]

Lat 39.09, Long 26.49

7.30am: HMS M.30 arrived.

8.00am: HMS Usk arrived.

11.45am: Embarked ratings from HMS Doris & HMS Canopus for passage to Long Island.

12.45pm: Embarked Senior Naval Officer & Capt. of Doris.

12.50pm: Weighed & proceeded.

1.00pm: Stopped of Kleber [French Cruiser] – embarked French naval officer. Proceeded courses & speeds as requisite for leaving harbour.

1.15pm: Cleared Foul Point. Set course for Gulf of Smyrna.

3.00pm: Courses as requisite for NW anchorage Long Island. Landed Senior Naval Officer, officers & ratings. Gave mails to HMS California.

5.00pm: Re-embarked SNO & officers & proceeded as requisite for East side of Island.

5.30pm: Closed HMS Raglan to communicate.

6.00pm: Courses as requisite for Port Iero.

8.00pm: Arrived at entrance to Port Iero. Courses & speeds as requisite for proceeding up harbour.

8.30pm: Stopped off Kleber – disembarked French naval officer. Proceeded.

8.35pm: Stopped off Canopus. Disembarked SNO & Capt. of Doris. Proceeded.

8.45pm: Came to in C1 berth. Disembarked ratings & gear from Long Island.

10.00pm: HMS M.22 arrived.


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27 March 1916

Port Iero [& at sea]

Lat 39.09, Long 26.49

7.15am: HMS Snaefell & HMS Hazel.

8.45am: Snaefell sailed.

9.15am: HMS M.30 sailed.

9.30am: HMS Newmarket sailed.

pm: Gave leave to watch from 1pm till 5.30pm.

9.00pm: Weighed port anchor. Proceeded as requisite for leaving harbour.

9.30am: Cleared entrance. Courses as requisite for patrolling at entrance to Port Iero.

10.55pm: Observed HMS Canopus proceeding out of harbour.

11.00pm: Courses as requisite for escorting Canopus.


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28 March 1916

On patrol

Lat 38.71, Long 26.55 [Estimate from noon bearings]

am: Courses as requisite for escorting Canopus.

2.05am: Parted company. Set course as requisite for Port Iero.

6.15am: Stopped off mail trawler at entrance to Port Iero to communicate.

6.30am: Proceeded as requisite for Gulf of Smyrna.

9.30am: Courses as requisite for patrolling in Gulf of Smyrna.

11.45am: Proceeded to relieve trawler 326.

Noon: True bearing and distance: Port Sahib SSW 4 miles.

1.40pm: Course & speed as requisite to communicate with Signal Station at Port Iero.

1.55pm: Proceeded on C patrol.

4.40pm: Passed HMS Whitby Abbey heading for Port Iero.

7.00pm: Boarded Italian brigantine & searched her. Allowed her to proceed to Mitylene.

7.30pm: Closed mail trawler & gave her mails.

7.35pm: Proceeded as requisite for Gulf of Smyrna.

10.15pm: On patrol in Gulf of Smyrna.


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29 March 1916

Gulf of Smyrna [& Port Iero]

Lat 39.09, Long 26.49

am: Patrolling Gulf of Smyrna.

6.00am: Set course for Port Iero.

8.45am: On patrol off Port Iero.

10.40am: Observed HMS Newmarket proceeding out of harbour. Proceeded as requisite for closing her.

10.45am: Stopped off Newmarket.

10.10am: Proceeded up harbour.

11.40am: Came to in C1 berth.

1.30pm: Gave leave to watch till 5.30pm.

3.00pm: HMS Chelmer arrived & secured alongside.

5.00pm: French TB Fanfare sailed.

8.30pm: One warrant telegraphist joined ship for passage to Mudros. Embarked mails for Mudros.

10.00pm: Slipped from Chelmer. Weighed & proceeded as requisite for leaving harbour.


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30 March 1916

Port Iero to Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

0.50am: Cape Vourkos [Agios Fokas] abeam 1½ miles.

2.05am: Sigri Light abeam 5 miles.

5.15am: Sighted land right ahead & on Starboard bow.

5.50am: Ran into fog bank. Reduced to slow speed.

5.55am: Passed HMS Grafton.

6.45am: Came to outside inner net defence Mudros – gate being closed.

6.55am: Weighed & proceeded as requisite for going up harbour.

7.30am: Secured alongside SS Skerries (collier).

7.45am: Commenced coaling.

10.50am: Finished coaling. Received 86 [tons].

11.20am: Slipped & proceeded.

11.45am: Secured alongside HMS Racoon alongside HMS Blenheim.


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31 March 1916

Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

am&pm: Hands employed refitting & as requisite.



LOGS FOR APRIL 1916


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1 April 1916

Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

9.00am: Divisions with Night Clothing.

am&pm: Hands employed refitting & as requisite.


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2 April 1916

Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

am: Drew stores from HMS Baron Ardrossan.

10.45am: Slipped from HMS Racoon & secured alongside HMS Blenheim.

pm: Hands to make & mend clothes.


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3 April 1916

Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

9.00am: Hands employed dismounting port gun, fitting shield to fore gun, refitting & as requisite.


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4 April 1916

Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

am&pm: Hands employed refitting & as requisite.


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5 April 1916

Mudros [& at sea]

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

am: Sent 6 ratings to HMS Blenheim to pass for higher rating.

2.30pm: Slipped from Blenheim. Proceeded as requisite for swinging ship for deviation.

3.45pm: Came to, destroyer anchorage.

5.00pm: Weighed & proceeded. Courses as requisite for leaving harbour.

6.45pm: Passed HMS Anemone steering south.

8.15pm: Sighted Cape Sigri Light.


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6 April 1916

Mudros to Stampalia [Astypalaia]

Lat 36.56, Long 26.42 [Estimate from noon bearings]

1.10am: Psara Light abeam 3.5 miles.

7.00am: Cape Papas abeam 5 miles.

8.13am: Buey [Rock] abeam 3 miles.

9.35am: Amorgo[s] Island abeam.

11.40am: East point Stampalia abeam, altered course as requisite for Maltezana.

Noon: True bearing and distance: Off entrance Port Maltezana

1.00pm: Secured alongside SS Cape Ostegal (collier). Commenced coaling.

5.00pm: Finished coaling. Received 60 tons with upper deck cargo. HMS Wolverine sailed.

5.15pm: Came to.

8.30pm: HMS Pincher sailed.


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7 April 1916

Stampalia [& at sea]

Lat 35.6, Long 26.7 [X Brgs]

6.00am: Weighed & proceeded as requisite for leaving harbour.

9.00am: North end Sophrana Island abeam 7.0 miles. [Nisida Megalo Sofrano?]

10.33am: Unia Nisia Island abeam 6.0 miles. [Vrachonisides Ounianisia]

1.37pm: SW Point Kaso Island abeam 6 miles. [Kasos]

6.30pm: Darkened ship.

10.15pm: Altered course to avoid steamer ahead.

10.20pm: Resumed original course. Passed shipping steering north.


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8 April 1916

Stampalia to Malta

Lat 34.9, Long 27.1 [DR]

4.10am: Sighted white light 2 points on starboard bow.

4.43am: Observed to be SS Franconia. Closed to communicate.

5.00am: Proceeded as requisite while waiting for HMS Wolverine.

5.20am: Sighted Wolverine to westward.

5.30am: Proceeded escorted Franconia station 4 miles ahead.

am: Escorting Franconia in company with Wolverine.

11.10am: Sighted sloop to westward steering south.

12.25pm: Sighted land on both bows.

2.20pm: Passed 6 British Trawlers.

3.00pm: Passed British destroyer.

4.40pm: Passed HMS Heliotrope.

6.10pm: Franconia altered course to starboard. Courses as requisite for taking station ahead.

6.35pm: Ovo Light [Crete] abeam 3.7 miles. Darkened ship.

6.40pm: In station ahead.

7.00pm: Course & speed as requisite to take station on starboard bow of Franconia.

7.20pm: Altered course to examine floating object.

7.30pm: In station.

7.45pm: Put clocks back 10 mins.

10.00pm: Passed steamer steering Easterly.


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9 April 1916

Stampalia to Malta

Lat 36.0, Long 20.4 [Obs]

am: In company with SS Franconia & HMS Wolverine.

2.30am: Pori Rock abeam 2 miles. Altered course as requisite for passing thro’ Kithera Channel. [Kythira Strait]

3.20am: Ovo Island abeam. [Nisida Avgo]

4.35am: Passed shipping without lights steering East.

5.15am: Wolverine closed. Course & speed as requisite to embark mails.

5.20am: Proceeded. Station on starboard bow of Franconia. Wolverine proceeded.

6.00am: Sighted destroyer to southward. (HMS Sheldrake).

6.35am: Altered course to take station ahead.

6.55am: In station ahead of Franconia.

7.30am: Put clocks back 10 mins.

8.50am: Passed sloop (British).

9.30am: HMS Acorn joined escort & took station ahead 4 miles of Franconia.

12.30pm: Passed sloop & 6 trawlers steering east (British).

1.10pm: Reduced to 12 knots owing to ER [Engine Room?] defect. Parted company with Franconia & Acorn.

4.30pm: Put clocks back 10 mins.

5.30pm: Altered course WNW to close stranger.

5.40pm: Altered course N88W. In communication with SS Ingoma (transport with troops & stores for Marseilles).

6.30pm: Put clocks back 10 mins.


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10 April 1916

Stampalia to Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.52

2.45am: Passed steamer without lights steering E.

7.30am: Put clocks back 10 mins.

9.05am: Sighted land ahead.

9.30am: Put clocks back 10 mins.

10.25am: Courses & speeds as requisite for entering Grand Harbour.

10.40am: Secured to 2 & 2A buoys. Rope Walk Trot, French Creek.

pm: Gave leave to watch & part of watch from 5pm till 7 am.


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11 April 1916

Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.52

7.10am: 2 coal lighters secured alongside. Commenced to take in coal (native labour).

11.05am: Finished coaling. Received 118 tons.

12.30pm: Paid quarterly settlement.

4.30pm: Gave general leave to watch till 7am Friday [It’s Tuesday]. Special leave to part till 7.0am.


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12 April 1916

Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.52

4.00pm: Gave leave to part till 7.0am.


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13 April 1916

Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.52

4.00pm: Gave leave to the part till 7.0am.


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14 April 1916

Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.52

11.45am: HMS Berberis arrived secured to 1 & 1A buoys. Rammed stern, damaging rudder guard.

pm: Hands employed preparing torpedoes for landing & cleaning tubes.

pm: Gave general leave to the watch from 4.30 till 7am Monday [It’s Friday], to the part till 7.0am.


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15 April 1916

Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.52

am: Hands employed hoisting out torpedoes & as requisite.

pm: Leave to part from 1.30 to 7.0am. Hands employed making & mending clothes.

4.00pm: Gave leave to the part till 7.0am.

7.00pm: Sub Lieutenant Laidlaw left ship for passage to HMS Usk by Whahine [HMS Wahine?]


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16 April 1916

Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.52

4.00pm: Gave leave to the part till 7.0am.

5.00pm: HMS Sheldrake proceeded out of harbour.


[From 17th to 25th April, Leave to Watch and part from 4pm or 1pm to 7am]


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17 April 1916

Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.52

6.30am: Hands employed getting up ammunition.

8.45am: Hands employed disembarking ammunition.

1.30pm: Hands employed cleaning out torpedo tubes & as requisite.

5.55pm: HMS Harpy arrived.


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18 April 1916

Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.52

5.30pm: Discharged 1 stoker rating to HMS Harpy.


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19 April 1916

Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.52

6.30am: HMS Mosquito arrived.

7.50am: Slipped from buoys & proceeded under charge of tug to Boiler Wharf.

8.30am: HMS Harpy secured alongside.

6.15pm: HMS Canopus proceeded out of harbour.


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20 April 1916

Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.52

1.00pm: HMS Harpy slipped & proceeded out of harbour.

pm: Hands employed spreading Quarterdeck awning.

3.00pm: HMS Acorn [?] secured alongside.


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21 April 1916

Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.52

9.00am: Landed church parties. [Good Friday]

10.30am: HMS Exmouth & HMS Kennet proceeded out of harbour.


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22 April 1916

Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.52

am: Hands employed spreading forecastle awning & as requisite.


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23 April 1916

Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.52


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24 April 1916

Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.52

10.15am: HMS Rifleman proceeded to sea.

1.15pm: Hands employed ranging cable & refitting.


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25 April 1916

Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.52

9.30am: 3 French battleships left harbour.

10.30am: HMS Rifleman arrived.

Noon: Rifleman sailed.


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26 April 1916

Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.52

4.00pm: Gave general leave to the watch till 7am Friday [It’s Tuesday]. Special leave to the part till 7.0am.


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27 April 1916

Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.52

4.00pm: Gave leave to the part till 7.0am.


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28 April 1916

Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.52

7.40am: HMS Colne & HMS TB 17 secured alongside.

11.00am: HMS Welland arrived.

4.00pm: Gave general leave to the watch till 7am Monday [It’s Friday]. Gave leave to the part till 7.0am.


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29 April 1916

Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.52

1.00pm: Hands employed making & mending clothes. Gave leave to the part till 7.0am.


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30 April 1916

Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.52

7.55am: HMS Acorn arrived.

1.00pm: Gave leave to the part till 7.0am.


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MAY to JUNE 1916 not included



LOG BOOK – 1ST JULY 1916 TO 31ST AUGUST 1916


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[Front page of log book split over 2 scanned pages]

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HMS Blenheim 8 Sep 1916

Submitted, observing ... No remarks [Signed] HL Hammond Lieut. Commander(D)

Forwarded... [Signed] CPR Coode Captain (D) Fifth Destroyer Flotilla

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THE VOYAGES OF HMS RIBBLE
Operations in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea

JP map Ribble Eastern Med

LOGS FOR JULY 1916


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1 July 1916

Suda Bay to Sea

Lat 34.85, Long 26.07 [By Bgs]

3.20am: In station astern of HMS Usk

4.40am: Gavdo [Gavdos] Light abeam 4 miles.

6.45am: Parted company with Usk. Searching for enemy submarine. Hands on look-out & cleaning ship.

11.00am: Gaidaro Nisi Island abeam 6 miles.

3.00pm: West Point Kaso Island [Nisi Kasos] N10E 10 miles.

8.40pm: Sidero Light abeam 2 miles.

9.00pm: Altered course to starboard for 1 min to avoid trawler.


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2 July 1916

Sea & at Suda Bay

Lat 35.50, Long 24.08

1.50am: Standia Island [Dia] abeam 3½ miles.

6.23am: Cape Drepano Light House abeam 1½ miles. Altered course as requisite for entering Suda Bay.

7.20am: Came to.

pm: Leave to watch from 4 to 7pm. Hands to bathe.


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3 July 1916

Suda Bay

Lat 35.50, Long 24.08

pm: Leave to watch – 4 till 7pm.


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4 July 1916

Suda Bay

Lat 35.50, Long 24.08

5.50am: HMS Welland arrived. 1 signal rating joined ship from Welland.

7.15am: Weighed & proceeded alongside collier.

7.30am: Secured alongside collier, commenced coaling.

11.30am: Completed coaling (92 tons).

am: Lost overboard by accident. Sacks coaling – 2 cwt – 5 in no. Signed C.H. Woods 1st Lieut.

4.00pm: Leave to watch till 7pm.

7.00pm: Discharged 1 signal rating to HMS Usk, also 1 cask cordite (12 pounder 12 cwt[?])


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5 July 1916

Suda Bay

Lat 35.50, Long 24.08

11.00am: HMS Honeysuckle arrived.

4.00pm: Leave to watch till 7pm.


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6 July 1916

Suda Bay [& at sea]

Lat 35.50, Long 24.08

4.00pm: Leave to watch till 7pm.

9.30pm: Weighed. Closed HMS Edgar.

10.00pm: Captain of Edgar boarded. Proceeded. Course & speed as requisite for leaving harbour.

10.20pm: Cleared boom.

10.35pm: Cape Drepano Light abeam 1 mile.


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7 July 1916

Suda Bay to Port Laki [Limin Lakki]

Lat 37.12, Long 26.84

4.30am: Anaphi Island [Anafi] abeam 4½ miles.

8.25am: Levitha Island Light House abeam 6 miles.

9.00am: Course as requisite for approaching Port Laki.

9.30am: Cleared boom.

9.38am: Came to.

2.00pm: Discharged Interpreter to HMS Welland.

7.00pm: Capt of HMS Edgar boarded. Weighed & proceeded to sea.

7.10pm: Cleared boom.

9.45pm: Amorgos Island abeam.

11.40pm: Anedos Island [Anydros?] abeam 3 miles.


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8 July 1916

Port Laki to Suda Bay

Lat 35.50, Long 24.08

1.05am: Took sounding, no bottom.

1.40am: Cape Ackrotirion Light abeam 10 miles. [Akra Akrotiri, Santorini]

3.55am: Passed Hospital Ship bound South.

7.30am: Secured alongside collier.

9.30am: Slipped from collier.

10.00am: Came to. [Suda Bay]

am: Lost overboard by accident. Sacks – coal – 2 cwt – 4 in no. Signed C.H. Woods 1st Lieut.

4.00pm: Leave to watch till 7.0pm.


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9 July 1916

Suda Bay

Lat 35.50, Long 24.08

4.00pm: Leave to watch till 7.0pm.


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10 July 1916

Suda Bay

Lat 35.50, Long 24.08

4.00pm: Leave to watch till 7.0pm.

4.20pm: HMS Honeysuckle sailed.


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11 July 1916

Suda Bay

Lat 35.50, Long 24.08

8.15am: Air bedding.

9.15am: Hands to divisions & air night clothing.

3.55pm: HMS Clematis sailed.

4.00pm: Leave to watch till 7.0pm.


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12 July 1916

Suda Bay [& at sea]

Lat 35.50, Long 24.08

6.30am: HMS Usk arrived.

2.30pm: Water lighter alongside. Took in 4 tons of drinking water.

2.45pm: Water lighter left.

4.00pm: Received stores from HMS Edgar for Port Laki.

6.00pm: 1 Lieut. RNR & 6 ratings joined ship for passage to Mudros.

10.00pm: Weighed.

10.25pm: Mail alongside.

10.30pm: Proceeded to sea.

10.50pm: Cleared boom.

11.12pm: Cape Drepano Light House South 1 mile.


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13 July 1916

Suda Bay to Mudros

Lat 35.9, Long 27.1 [By Bgs]

1.40am: Altered course 2 points to starboard to avoid sailing vessel.

1.45am: Resumed course.

3.35am: Standia Island [Dia] abeam 1½ miles.

5.15am: Passed steamer.

6.10am: Cape St. John [Akra Agios Ioannis] abeam 4½ miles.

8.00am: Stopped off Yanisades Islands [Nisides Dionysades]. HMS Clematis & HMS Honeysuckle closed. 1 Sub Lieut. RN from Clematis for Mudros. Received 2 bags mail.

8.15am: Proceeded.

11.14am: Stakida [Vrachonisida Astakida] bearing N40E distance 11 miles.

am: Exercised sounding party.

2.10pm: Manoletha [Monolithos?] abeam S35E 1.7 miles.

2.20pm: Altered course as requisite to clear Makri Island.

4.20pm: Kum Burnu abeam 1 mile. Course & speed as requisite for proceeding to Rhodes anchorage.

4.30pm: Came to.

5.15pm: British Consul's boat alongside. Received letters.

6.30pm: Weighed & proceeded.

9.35pm: Anti Tilo Island [Vrachonisida Antitilos] abeam 1½ miles.


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14 July 1916

Suda Bay to Mudros

Lat 37.9, Long 26.9 [By Bgs]

0.05am: Kandeliusa Light abeam 1 mile.

3.45am: Sighted Port Laki. Course & speed as req. for entering harbour.

4.30am: Cleared boom.

4.40am: Came to. Discharged 3 ratings. Received mails, 2 officers, 2 prisoner for Mudros & 1 sick rating Mudros. 2 Greek prisoners for Port Vathi (Samos).

5.45am: Weighed & proceeded.

5.53am: Cleared boom.

8.50am: Altered course as requisite for approaching Port Vathi.

10.30am: Came to. Discharged 2 Greek prisoners.

11.25am: Weighed & proceeded.

2.15pm: Cape Blanco abeam 2 miles. Course as req. for Khios Straits. [Chios Strait?]

2.45pm: Proceeded into harbour.

2.50pm: Came to (Scio) Sent letters to British Consul. [Chios?]

3.35pm: Weighed & proceeded.

4.32pm: Phasa Island Light House East 1 mile.

6.25pm: Course & speed as requisite for entering Port Iero.

7.10pm: Came to.

7.30pm: Sent letters to HMS Doris.

9.00pm: Capt. of HMS Angora boarded for passage to Mudros. Weighed & proceeded.

9.25pm: Cleared boom.


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15 July 1916

Suda Bay to Mudros & at Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

2.20am: Sigri Light House abeam 9 miles.

6.20am: Course & speed as req. for entering Mudros.

7.10am: Closed HMS Angora, disembarked Captain.

7.20am: Closed HMS Cornwallis, disembarked officers & mails. Proceeded alongside collier.

7.55am: Lines to collier.

10.50am: Last hoist.

11.00am: Slipped from collier.

11.15am: Came to.

1.30pm: Hands employed drawing slops.

7.15pm: Received mail from HMS Blenheim.

9.50pm: Received mail from HMS Europa.


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16 July 1916

Mudros to Suda Bay [Via Port Iero, Scio & Port Vathi]

Lat 39.1, Long 25.9

5.30am: 1 Lieut. RNAS joined for passage Port Laki.

5.45am: Weighed & closed HMS Europa. Received 6 officers, 8 ratings for passage.

6.20am: Proceeded.

6.30am: Cleared harbour.

6.40am: Rounded Kombi Light House.

7.00am: Entered Kondia [Kontias] harbour.

7.25am: Stopped off HMS Osiris(2).

7.43am: Proceeded.

7.50am: Cleared harbour.

9.50am: Course & speed as requisite to sink water logged boat. Fired 9 rounds 12 pounder.

10.00am: Proceeded.

12.45pm: Cape Vourkos [Agios Fokas] N60E 3 miles.

1.15pm: Cape Potamos abeam 2 miles. Course as req for Port Iero.

2.40pm: Came to. Sent mails & stores to HMS Doris.

3.30pm: Weighed & proceeded out of harbour.

4.10pm: Petras Island West ½ mile. [Vrachonisides Petrades/Mersinia?]

6.10pm: Altered course as requisite for approaching Scio.

7.00pm: Came to.

7.30pm: Weighed & proceeded.

7.50pm: Pasparo [?Paspargo/Sungukaya Adasi?] Island abeam.

11.00pm: Guolotes[?] (Samos) abeam 1½ miles. Course & speed as requisite for approaching Port Vathi.

11.30pm: Stopped off HMS Anemone, sent mails & received letters.

11.40pm: Proceeded.


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17 July 1916

Mudros to Suda Bay [via Port Laki & Rhodes]

Lat 36.5, Long 28.2 [By Bgs]

am: Courses as req. for proceeding through Samos Strait.

1.20am: Cleared Straits.

2.18am: West Extent[?] Gaidero Island East 1½ miles.

3.50am: Peganusa Island West 1 mile. Courses as requisite for passing through Lero Strait [Dhiavlos Lerou] & entering Port Laki.

4.30am: Proceeded alongside HMS Empress discharged mails & stores, 2 officers & 2 ratings.

5.40am: Slipped & closed HMS Latona.

5.55am: Proceeded.

11.20am: Passed 7 British drifters.

11.50am: Passed trawler.

12.05pm: Kum Burnu abeam 1 mile.

12.15pm: Came to Rhodes harbour.Sent & received letters to & from British Consul.

12.45pm: Weighed & proceeded.

2.37pm: Passed between Makri [Vrachonisis Makry] & Strongolio Islands. [Vrachonisis Strongyli]

2.55pm: Nepari [Vrachonisis Nipouri?] Island West 1½ miles.

4.50pm: [Cape] Paraspori [Saria Island] abeam 1½ miles.

8.30pm: Stop off Yanisades Islands waiting for HMS Aster.

10.25pm: Aster arrived. Transferred mails.

10.30pm: Proceeded.


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18 July 1916

Mudros to Suda Bay & at Suda Bay

Lat 35.50, Long 24.08

2.00am: Standia Island abeam 3 miles.

5.20am: Passed HMS Heliotrope.

5.45am: Cape Drepano abeam 1 mile. Course as req. for approaching Suda Bay.

6.30am: Made fast alongside collier Rosario. Discharged 6 officers, 6 ratings & mails to HMS Edgar.

7.40am: Commenced coaling.

am: Lost overboard by accident. Sacks – coal – 2 cwt – 8 in no. Signed C.W. Woods 1st Lieut.

11.10am: Completed with coal 105 tons. Slipped from collier.

11.30am: Came to.

8.00pm: HMS Usk weighed & left harbour.


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19 July 1916

Suda Bay

Lat 35.50, Long 24.08

7.30am: HM Sloop Snapdragon arrived.

am: Signalman Brown RNVR discharged to HMS Hazel. [More details of Hazel from Historial RFA]

10.00am: Hazel left harbour.

4.00pm: Leave to watch till 7.0pm.


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20 July 1916

Suda Bay to Gavdo [Gavdos] & Elsa [Elasa] Islands

Lat 35.50, Long 24.08

6.30am: HMS Honeysuckle arrived.

11.30am: Water lighter alongside. Received 2 tons of drinking water.

6.00pm: Embarked stores for Wireless Telegraphy Stations on Gavdo & Elsa Islands.

7.20pm: Weighed & proceeded.

10.40pm: Cape Spada abeam.


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21 July 1916

Suda Bay to Gavdo [Gavdos] & Elsa [Elasa] Islands

Lat 34.84, Long 24.14 [Estimate from anchor bearings]

6.25am: Rounded SE extreme Gavdo Island.

6.45am: Came to. East coast Gavdo Island.

8.00am: Lieut. RNVR boarded.

6.30am: Weighed & proceeded.

9.00am: Came to. 1st Lieut. & Lieut. RNVR & Warrant telegraphist landed with stores. Anchor bearings Kavo Zuri [Kavo Zuro/Akra Tsounos] N51°E; SE Extreme S11°E

5.00pm: 1st Lieut. & Warrent telegraphist returned to ship.

7.05pm: Weighed & proceeded.


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22 July 1916

Gavdo Island to Elsa [Elasa] Island [& Suda Bay]

Lat 35.3, Long 26.2 [By Bgs]

2.15am: Gaidaro Nisi [Nisi Chrysi] abeam 3 miles.

6.00am: Altered course as requisite to close Elsa [Elasa] Island.

6.30am: Stopped & communicated with Elsa Island.

pm: Hands employed transporting stores to Elsa Island.

11.00am: Embarked Engine Room Artificer stoker & defective Wireless Telegraphy machinery.

11.10am: Proceeded.

11.40am: Sidero Light house S19W 2 miles.

12.05pm: Passed between Yanisades & Dragonara.

1.28pm: Cape St. John Light House abeam 1¼ mile.

3.30pm: Altered course as requisite to close Trawler 753.

6.40pm: Cape Drepano Light House abeam 1 mile. Course & speed as requisite for Suda Bay.

7.20pm: Came to. Discharged Warrant Telegraphist, Engine Room Artificer Rating & Wireless Telegraphy machinery.


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23 July 1916

Port Laki at & from Suda Bay

Lat 35.50, Long 24.08

10.00am: Sent Church of England party to HMS Edgar.

6.00pm: Weighed & proceeded.

6.20pm: Cleared boom.

8.00pm: Darkened ship.

8.05pm: Communicated with HMS Partridge.

11.40pm: Christiani abeam 8½ miles.


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24 July 1916

Suda Bay [to Port Laki] & at Port Laki

Lat 37.12, Long 26.84

0.30am: Cape Akrotirion Light abeam 8½ miles. [Akra Akrotiri, Santorini]

1.30am: Cape Setras[?] (Anaphi Islands) abeam 4½ miles.

6.15am: Spada Point Light House abeam 4½ miles.

7.35am: Course as requisite for approaching Port Laki.

8.00am: Secured alongside collier.

am: Lost over board by accident. Sacks – coal – 2 cwt – 2 in no. Signed C.H. Woods 1st Lieut.

11.32am: Completed with coal [blank] tons. Slipped from collier.

11.40am: Came to.

4.00pm: HMS Wear proceeded out of harbour.

5.55pm: HMS Usk proceeded out of harbour.


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25 July 1916

Port Laki

Lat 37.12, Long 26.84

am: Hands employed parting for’ard torpedo & as requisite.

10.30am: HMS Wear arrived.

4.00pm: Leave to watch till 7.0pm.


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26 July 1916

Port Laki & At sea

Lat 36.63, Long 27.84 [Estimate in Symi Bay]

4.05am: HMS Wear sailed.

4.30am: HMSC[?] Empress sailed. [The log of HMS Empress indicates she is the ship leaving harbour]

6.10am: Weighed & proceeded.

6.20am: Cleared harbour.

7.22am: Saphonidi [Safonidi] Island abeam distance 3 miles.

8.25am: Krikelo Point [Akra Krikellos] abeam 1 mile.

am: Hands employed overhauling sweeping gear. Exercised sounding party.

11.00am: Injah Point abeam 1 mile. [Ince Burun]

11.37am: Taveri[?] Point abeam. Course as req. for Symi Bay.

11.50am: Stopped off Symi. Embarked 1 Lieut. RNVR & 1 Greek for passage to Laki.

12.25pm: Proceeded.

12.45pm: Taveri[?] Point abeam ½ mile.

2.00pm: Cape Palamida [Divan Burnu] abeam. ¾ mile.

2.15pm: Dava[?] Point abeam ¾ mile.

2.40pm: Tekir Point [Tekir Burnu] abeam ¾ mile.

3.25pm: Cape Phuka [Akra Agios Fokas?] abeam ¾ mile. Course as req. for Kos Strait.

5.25pm: Course as requisite for Lero Strait [Dhiavlos Lerou] & Port Laki.

5.45am: Entered Port Laki.

5.55pm: Came to. Lieut. RNVR & Greek left ship.

7.00pm: Weighed & proceeded. Course as req for leaving Lero Channel & for patrolling Mandelyah Gulf [Kolpas Mantelias].

8.00pm: Darkened ship.

8.30pm: Kalolimnos Light abeam ½ mile.

10.00pm: Kapota Island [Toprakada] abeam ½ mile. Course & speed as req. for searching Kasikli Bay.

11.00pm: Left Kasilki Bay. [Kazikli Koyu]

11.45pm: Kapota Island abeam ½ mile.


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27 July 1916

At sea

Lat 37.0, Long 27.1 [By Bgs]

2.15am: Kalolimno[s] Island West ½ mile.

3.30am: Course as req. for Lero Channel. [Dhiavlos Lerou]

4.25am: HMS Empress Left Port Laki. Proceeded to escort her.

6.10am: Empress stopped South of Gaidaro Island [Agathonisi] & hoisted out seaplane.

6.20am: Proceeded.

7.25am: Seaplane returned.

7.35am: Course & speed as req. to escort Empress back to Port Laki.

9.20am: Left Empress off Port Laki. Proceeded on Patrol.

9.30am: Hands employed overhauling sweeping gear.

9.50am: Velona Islands abeam. Closed Greek steamer.

10.05am: Stopped. Boarded & examined SS B. Constantinos.

10.45am: Allowed to proceed.

11.00am: Proceeded. Course & speed as req. for patrol.

Noon: Karapsili Point (Kelimno [Kalymnos]) S3W 1½ miles.

12.30pm: Stopped off Port Kelimno. Boarded Greek SS B Constantinos & arrested 1 man (suspect).

1.25pm: Proceeded.

1.40pm: Nera Island South ¼ mile.

2.35pm: Course as req. for Port Laki.

2.40pm: Entered Port Laki.

2.50pm: Made fast alongside collier to lift Kite. Discharged suspect to HMS Latona.

3.40pm: Slipped & proceeded to sea. Course as req. for leaving & Lero Channel.

4.05pm: Cleared Lero Channel.

5.50pm: Stopped off Kos. Came to.

7.45pm: Weighed & proceeded.

8.00pm: Darkened ship.

pm: Patrolling Gulf of Kos.


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28 July 1916

At sea

Lat 37.10, Long 26.88 [Estimate off Xero Kambo]

0.50am: Kos Light abeam.

1.50am: Kalolimno[s] Light abeam 5 miles.

2.30am: Course as requisite patrolling East of Lero Strait.

3.50am: Proceeded towards Lero Strait.

4.15am: Stopped off Port Laki.

4.25am: HMS Empress came out of harbour.

4.30am: Proceeded. Course & speeds as req. to escort Empress.

4.35am: Passed Trawler No. 48.

4.40am: Cleared Lero Strait.

6.00am: Stopped off Pharmako [Farmakonisi] Island. One seaplane left Empress.

6.10am: Proceeded.

7.00am: Seaplane returned.

7.10am: Proceeded.

7.30am: Stopped off Lade Island. Opened fire 12 pounder 12 cwt gun on Lade Island.

8.00am: Cease fire. Expended 50 rounds.

8.05am: Proceeded. Course & speed as req. to escourt Empress to Port Laki.

9.50am: Passed through Lero Channel.

10.00am: Left Empress off Port Laki. Proceeded to Xero Kambo to communicate with HMS Usk.

10.30am: Made fast alongside Usk in Xero Kambo. [Xirokambos]

12.30pm: Slipped & proceeded in company with Usk.

1.00pm: Carried out sweeping exercise in company with Usk East of Lero Islands. Lost overboard by accident during sweeping, one saw Hack Griffen (one hatched black steel). [Signed] Lieut. C.H. Woods.

3.35pm: Finished sweeping exercise. Parted company with Usk. Proceeded on patrol.

7.45pm: Kos Light House SW 1½ miles.

8.30pm: Stopped & boarded sailing ship.

9.10pm: Proceeded. Course as req. for patrolling North of Kalolimnos.


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29 July 1916

At sea & Port Laki

Lat 37.12, Long 26.84

am: Patrolling Mandelyah Gulf [Kolpos Mantelias] north of Kalolimno[s] Islands.

6.00am: Shaped course for Port Laki.

7.25am: Entered Port Laki.

7.50am: Secured alongside collier Transport.

8.00am: Commenced coaling.

am: Lost overboard by accident. Sacks – coal – 2 cwt – 4 in no. Signed C.H. Woods 1st Lieut.

11.00am: Completed with coal. 105 tons. Slipped.

11.15am: Came to.

4.00pm: Leave to watch till 7.0pm.

8.45pm: HMS Wear arrived.


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30 July 1916

Port Laki

Lat 37.12, Long 26.84

6.35am: HMS Welland arrived.

7.40am: HMS Colne arrived.

11.00am: HMS Usk arrived.

11.30am: HMS Reindeer arrived.

3.50pm: Italian cruiser Piedmont sailed.

4.00pm: Leave to watch till 7.0pm.

5.00pm: HMS Hazel arrived with mail.

8.00pm: Hazel left.

8.30pm: Welland & Colne sailed.


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31 July 1916

Port Laki

Lat 37.12, Long 26.84

6.00am: HMS Reindeer sailed.

7.45am: HMS Usk sailed.

am: Hands employed cleaning ship’s side & fitting sweep gear.

4.00pm: Leave to watch till 7.0pm.



LOGS FOR AUGUST 1916


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1 August 1916

Port Laki

Lat 37.12, Long 26.84

8.45am: Hands testing after torpedo & employed as requisite.

4.00pm: HMS Welland arrived.

4.30pm: HMS Welland left.


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2 August 1916

Port Laki [& at sea]

Lat 36.3, Long 27.0 [By Bgs]

9.00am: Weighed & proceeded in company HMS Wear.

9.30am: Passed through Lero Channel.

10.00am: Commenced sweeping exercise with HMS Colne east of Lero & Lipso [Leipsoi] Islands.

pm: Finished sweeping.

1.40pm: Proceeded. Course. as req. for Gulf of Kos.

pm: Exercised Sounding Party.

4.15pm: Searched Kara Ada (Bay) & coastline Gulf of Kos.

4.30pm: Closed caique.

5.10pm: Found to be Italian patrol boat.

5.15pm: Course as req. for Kos Island.

6.50pm: Came to in Kos Roads.

10.45pm: Weighed & proceeded on patrol, Gulf of Kos.


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3 August 1916

At sea

Lat 37.1, Long 26.8 [By Bgs]

am: Patrolling Gulf of Kos.

6.50am: Took Italian armed caique in tow off Kara Ada.

8.00am: Slipped caique off Kos. Shaped course for Lero Island.

9.30am: Course as req. for Lero Channel.

10.00am: Commenced sweeping exercise with HMS Colne.

Noon: Sweep wire carried away.

1.40pm: Sweep wire in. Proceeded on patrol.

3.50pm: Entered Kos Strait.

4.20pm: Stop off Kos.

4.25pm: Came to. Sent boat to look for Italian armed caique.

5.30pm: Boat returned. Weighed & proceeded. Course as req. to Patrol Red area.

8.00pm: Darkened ship.

8.30pm: Pharmako Island abeam 1 mile. Observed big fires in the Samsun Dagr [Dilek Dagr/Mount Mykale] mountains.

9.30pm: Gaidaro Island [Agathonisi] abeam. Course as req. for Kalolimnos.


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4 August 1916

At sea

Lat 37.1, Long 27.0 [By Bgs]

am: Patrolling Red area.

7.45am: Proceeded as requisite for Lero Channel.

8.00am-8.50am: Passed through Lero Channel.

9.00am: Reduced to slow waiting off Port Laki for Colne.

9.30am: HMS Colne proceeded out of Port Laki. Commenced sweeping exercise.

11.00am: Finished sweeping. Proceeded to Lero Channel.

11.50am: Course as req. for Mandelyah Gulf.

pm: Patrolling Mandelyah Gulf.

pm: Examined Pharlah, Chebir Liman & Ghiul Bays.

5.00pm: Proceeded as req for Port Kalimno [Kalymnos].

6.15pm: Came to (Kalimno harbour)

8.00pm: Darkened ship.


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5 August 1916

At sea [& Port Laki]

Lat 37.12, Long 26.84

3.30am: Weighed & proceeded.

5.00am: Kalolimno[s] Island Light abeam ½ mile. Course as req. for patrolling Mandelyah Gulf.

7.30am: Sighted HMS Wear heading for Lero Island.

8.30am: Communicated with Wear.

9.00am: Arrived off Port Laki. Reduced to slow awaiting HMS Colne.

9.10am: HMS Hussar passed heading for Port Laki.

9.30am: Colne proceeded out of harbour. Commenced sweeping exercise.

11.00am: Finished sweeping. Shaped course for Port Laki.

Noon: Secured alongside collier Transport[?].

12.30pm: Commenced coaling.

pm: Lost overboard by accident. Sacks – coal – 2 cwt, 2 in no. Signed C.H. Woods 1st Lieut.

3.00pm: Completed with coal 80 tons.

3.10pm: Slipped & proceeded to anchorage.

3.20pm: Came to.


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6 August 1916

Port Laki

Lat 37.12, Long 26.84

7.55am: Two French TBDs arrived.

am: Discharged 1 stoker to HMS Latona for Hospital.

4.00pm: Leave to Watch till 7.0pm.

6.30pm: HMS Monitor 33 arrived.

7.30pm: HMS Jed arrived.


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7 August 1916

Port Laki

Lat 37.12, Long 26.84

4.40am: 4 Trawlers proceeded to sea.

9.45am: HMS Savage arrived.

10.00am: HMS Welland arrived.

4.00pm: Leave to Watch till 7.0pm.

6.35pm: Let go starboard anchor, veered to 1 shackle. [At 6pm wind force increased from 4 to 5]

7.15pm: Furled Quarterdeck awning. Lit No. 1 boiler.


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8 August 1916

Port Laki

Lat 37.12, Long 26.84

6.30am: Hands employed weighing starboard anchor & cleaning ship.

11.00am: HMS Savage weighed & proceeded.

2.00pm: HMS Welland proceeded out of harbour with picket boat in tow.

4.10pm: Monitor & 3 drifters left harbour.

4.30pm: Furled awnings.

6.45pm: 1 French Destroyer sailed. Dropped starboard anchor & veered to 1 shackle.

7.00pm: HMS Reindeer arrived.

8.00pm: Received 2 boxes 12 pounder 12 cwt ammunition.

8.30pm: Reindeer sailed.

10.00pm: HMS Hussar sailed.


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9 August 1916

Sea & From Port Laki

Lat 36.6, Long 27.0 [By Bgs]

7.00am: Weighed & proceeded in company of HMS Wear, HMS Colne & HMS M.33.

am: Hands employed testing gun circuits, oiling guns & as requisite.

2.20pm: Gaidaro Island abeam 1 mile.

5.00pm: Hands preparing sweeping gear.

8.00pm: Darkened ship.


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10 August 1916

At sea

Lat 36.5, Long 28.7 [By Bgs]

0.23am: Arrived at rendezvous south of Cape Suvelah [Suvela/Kurtoglu Burnu]. Speed & course as req. awaiting French TB.

2.30am: French TB arrived & communicated with HMS Wear.

3.30am: Commenced sweeping with HMS Colne up Makri Gulf [Fethiye Korfezi] in front of Wear & Monitor 33.

5.30am: Arrived off Cavalier Island [Zeytin Adasi off Fethiye]. Kite fowled & kite wire parted.

am: Lost overboard by accident Kite – mine sweeping – 9ft. 1 in no. Wire – steel – flexible – 1½" 200 fathoms. Signed C H Woods Act. Lieut.

am: HMS Wear, Colne & Monitor 33 engaging enemy ashore.

6.15am: Engaged enemy ashore. Expended 18 rounds, 12 pounder 12 cwt, 13 rounds 12 pounder 8 cwt.

7.15am: Formed destroyers line ahead, Monitor abeam to port. Course & speed as req. for leaving Gulf of Makri.

am: Searching enemy coast. Hands employed cleaning empty cylinders.

11.30am: Paximadi Island [Peksimet Adasi] (Gulf of Makri) abeam ½ mile.

11.40am: Proceeded in company with Wear & Colne, line abreast.

1.40pm: Kum Burnu Light House south 5 miles. [NE point of Rhodes]

2.00pm: Increased to 18 knots.

2.20pm: Increased to 20 knots.

2.30pm: Commenced full power trial.

3.00pm: Full power trial completed. Reduced to 15 knots. Formed line ahead.

4.00pm: Course as requisite for rounding Cape Krio [Kriyo Boynu/Deveboynu Burnu] & proceeding through Kos Channel.

6.00pm: Parted company with Wear & Colne. Proceeded as requisite to pass East of Kalolimno[s].

6.20pm: Kalolimno[s] Light House abeam ½ mile.

8.00pm: Darkened ship.

9.30pm: Cape Malaki (Furni Islands) [Nisida Fournoi] abeam 1 mile.


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11 August 1916

At sea [& Mudros]

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

1.45am: Observed Psara Island.

2.45am: Psara Island Light not burning.

3.05am: NE point Psara Island abeam 3 miles.

5.20am: Sigri Light abeam 16 miles.

6.45am: Tripti Point (Strati Island) abeam 16 miles. [Akra Tripiti, Nisi Agios Efstratios]

7.00am: Course as req. for approaching Mudros.

8.25am: Secured alongside collier SS Archbank[?]. Commenced coaling.

10.56am: Finished coaling. Received 88 tons.

12.55pm: Slipped from collier.

1.15pm: Made fast alongside HMS Blenheim.

pm: Hands returning old & drawing new sweep wire, grass rope & drawing provisions & stores from Blenheim.

6.00pm: Discharged 1 Stoker Petty Officer & one Leading Stoker to Blenheim.

7.00pm: One Stoker Petty Officer & one Stoker joined ship from Blenheim.


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12 August 1916

Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

am: Aired night clothing. HMS Racoon, HMS Redpole, HMS Renard sailed.

Noon: Redpole arrived & anchored.

4.00pm: HMS Basilisk & HMS Beagle anchored.


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13 August 1916

Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

7.00am: HMS Wear arrived.

7.20am: Roman Catholic church party sent to HMS Blenheim.

8.00am: Roman Catholic church party returned.


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14 August 1916

Sea & from Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

8.45am: Aired night clothing.

am: Hands employed fitting sweep wire & as requisite.

4.00pm: Slipped & proceeded. Course & speed as req. to close HMS [RFA] Polshannon.

4.20pm: Made fast alongside Polshannon. Received kite.

4.35pm: Proceeded. Closed HMS Europa.

5.00pm: Proceeded out of harbour.

5.25pm: Kombi Light House abeam 1 mile.

8.00pm: Darkened ship.

11.15pm: Psara Island abeam.


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15 August 1916

Mudros to Port Laki or at sea

Lat 36.63, Long 27.2 [By Bgs]

4.20am: Cape Papas Light abeam 1¾ miles.

8.00am: Course & speed as req. for entering Port Laki.

8.20am: Came to. Sent Ratings & stores to HMS Latona.

8.45am: Weighed & proceeded.

9.00am: Cleared harbour.

am: Exercised sounding party.

11.10am: Krikelo Point [Akra Krikellos] abeam 2 miles.

12.15pm: Strongli Islands [Vrachonisida Strongyli] abeam 3 miles.

1.20pm: Cape Palamida [Divan Burnu] abeam 1 mile.

2.45pm: Cape Taveri[?] Point south. Altered course as req. for Symi Bay. Lieut. Charnaud RNVR boarded.

3.40pm: Lieut. C. left. Proceeded.

4.35pm: Injah Point [Ince Burun] abeam.

5.25pm: Altered course as requisite to round Cape Krio [Kriyo Boynu/Deveboynu Burnu] & for Kos Channel.

6.40pm: Cape Phuka [Akra Agios Fokas] abeam 1 mile.

7.00pm: Kum Point [Akra Ammoglossa] abeam.

8.30pm: Course as req. for Lero Channel & Port Laki.

9.20pm: Entered Port Laki. Proceeded alongside collier Transport.

9.30pm: Made fast.


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16 August 1916

Port Laki

Lat 37.12, Long 26.84

5.45am: Commenced coaling ship.

7.00am: HMS Colne sailed.

7.45am: Completed coaling. 58 tons.

8.00am: Slipped & proceeded.

8.05am: Came to.

am: Lost overboard by accident. Sacks – coal – 2 cwt, 2 in no. Brush, paint, Pat no.4, one in number. Signed C.H. Woods 1st Lieut.

Noon: HMS Wear, HMS Scourge & HMS Savage sailed.

2.00pm: Seven ratings joined ship from HMS Latona to await passage to Mudros.

4.30pm: Latona weighed & proceeded out of harbour.

7.55pm: HMS Hazel weighed & proceeded out of harbour.


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17 August 1916

Port Laki

Lat 37.12, Long 26.84

5.15am: HMS Reindeer arrived. Discharged ratings & mails for Mudros to Reindeer.

5.55am: Reindeer sailed.

4.30pm: Leave to Watch till 6.30pm.

10.30pm: HMS Scourge arrived.

11.30pm: HMS Wear arrived.


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18 August 1916

Port Laki

Lat 37.12, Long 26.84

0.40am: HMS Hazel arrived.

1.55am: HMS Latona arrived.

2.55am: HMS Monitor 22 arrived.

6.00am: HMS Colne arrived.

9.00am: Hands employed dismounting starboard gun & painting torpedo tubes.

9.10am: Interpreter joined ship from HMS Wear.

4.00pm: Leave to Watch till 7.0pm.

6.00pm: HMS Colne sailed.

10.00pm: HMS Scourge sailed.


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19 August 1916

Port Laki & to sea [& Port Kalimno & Symi]

Lat 36.94, Long 27.00

5.20am: Trawler 1744 left harbour.

5.30am: Lieut. Commander Myers RNVR arrived on board. [From Navy Lists John L. Myers]

am: Hands employed furling awnings, cleaning ship etc.

8.00am: HMS Wear proceeded out of harbour.

9.34am: Weighed & proceeded.

9.45am: Cleared harbour. Hands painting out whaler & as requisite.

10.40am: Course as req. for Port Kalimno.

11.04am: Stop off Port Kalimno [Kalymnos].

11.15am: Came to. Lieut. Commander Myers proceeded ashore.

Noon: Lieut. Commander Myers boarded.

Noon: Weighed & proceeded.

1.00pm: Passed through Kos Channel. Course as requisite for Symi.

2.25pm: Cape Crio [Kriyo Boynu/Deveboynu Burnu] abeam 1 mile.

3.45pm: Injah Point [Ince Burun] abeam 1 mile.

4.30pm: Taveri[?] Point abeam ½ mile.

4.45pm: Stopped off Symi. Lieut. Commander Myers left.

5.45pm: Proceeded to anchor.

6.00pm: Came to.

9.00pm: Trawler 306 arrived.

9.30pm: Trawler 1744 proceeded out of harbour.


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20 August 1916

At sea [& Rhodes & Symi]

Lat 36.46, Long 28.25

7.35am: Weighed & proceeded.

8.45am: Altered course as requisite for Rhodes. Fuzed 60 shrapnel shell.

9.30am: Came to off Rhodes.

Noon: Weighed & proceeded.

1.15pm: Cape Alupo [Ala Burun] abeam 1 mile.

1.45pm: Kut Semba [Akra Koutsoumpa?] Point abeam 1 mile. Course as req. for Symi Bay.

2.00pm: Came to in Symi Bay. Supplied 20 cartridges 12 pounder 12 cwt & 20 lyddite shell to Trawler 306.

7.30pm: Trawler 306 proceeded out of harbour.


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21 August 1916

At sea [from Symi]

Lat 37.1, Long 27.0 [By Bgs]

3.00am: Trawler 111 proceeded out of harbour.

6.00am: Weighed & proceeded.

6.45am: Hoisted dinghy & proceeded as requisite for rounding Nimos Island.

7.20am: Course as req. to round Dorian Promontory.

7.50am: Injah Point [Ince Burun] abeam 1 mile.

8.45am: Palamida [Divan Burnu] abeam 1 mile.

9.30am: Cape Takir abeam 1 mile. Course as req. for Kos Channel. Hands employed unfuzing shrapnel shell & as requisite.

11.10am: Chuka Island abeam 2 miles.

11.30am: Kalolimno[s] Light House abeam 2½ miles.

12.15pm: Entered Lero Channel. Course as req. for Port Laki.

12.34pm: Entered Port Laki.

12.44pm: Came to.

3.00pm: Trawler 258 arrived.

4.00pm: Trawler 306 arrived. Received 20 cartridges & 20 Lyddite shell 12 pounder 12 cwt from Trawler 306. Trawlers 111 & 1844 arrived.

6.00pm: Weighed & proceeded out of harbour with Lieut. Commander Myers on board.

7.10pm: Cape Georgio [Akra Agios Georgios] abeam ½ mile.

7.20pm: Stopped off Port Kalimno. Lieut. Commander Myers landed.

7.50pm: Proceeded.

8.05pm: Turned 16 points. Returned to Kalimno.

8.30pm: Stopped off Kalimno. Lieut. Commander Myers boarded.

8.35pm: Proceeded.

10.00pm: Stopped off Lero Channel. Transferred Lieut. Commander Myers to Monitor 22.

10.20pm: Proceeded in company HMS Wear.

11.35pm: Arrived off Gumishlu [Gumusluk?]. Stopped & demonstrated with searchlights.

11.40pm: Proceeded slow speed. Parted company with Wear.


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22 August 1916

At sea

Lat 37.0, Long 28.0 [By Bgs]

am: Course as req. slow speed off Karabaghla [Karabakla?] burning searchlight on mainland.

1.40am: Finished with search light. Proceeded. Course as req. for patrolling Gulf of Kos.

am: Hands making canvas screen & employed as requisite.

am: Examined coast from Keramos Point to East of Cape Akbuk, also Akbuk & Keramos Bays & Port Gallipoli.

pm: As req. for Kos.

3.05pm: Came to off Kos.

7.20pm: Weighed & proceeded. Course as req for Petasa Bay. Darkened ship.

8.05pm: Examined Petasa Bay with searchlight.

8.25pm: Out searchlight, proceeded as req. out of Bay.

9.40pm: Kardak Rocks [Nisides Imia] abeam.

10.45pm: Course as req. for St. Apostola Island.

10.55pm: Sighted & closed HMS Wear.

11.00pm: Proceeded astern of Wear for Tarandos Island [Salih Adasi].

11.50pm: Stopped in Tarandos Bay.


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23 August 1916

At sea

Lat 36.1, Long 27.5 [By Bgs]

am: Course & speed as requisite searching Guvergenik Bay in company with HMS Wear.

1.00am: Two Trawlers arrived.

1.30am: Embarked 1 Greek from Trawler.

1.45am: Stopped in bay South of Tarandos Islands.

3.45am: Proceeded.

5.00am: Opened fire on Windmill & camp to Eastward of Guvergenik Bay.

6.00am: Proceeded to close Wear.

6.20am: Stopped in Guvergenik Bay.

7.00am: HMS Latona arrived. Firing with foremost gun when necessary to support Greek raiders.

am: As requisite for supporting cattle raid.

11.15am: Finished raid. Embarked Lieut. Commander Myers & Greek raiders & proceeded out of Bay in company with Wear, Trawlers & caiques.

2.45pm: Stopped in bay South of Nero Island (Gaidaro Nisi) [Vrachonisida Nero (Agathonisi)] disembarked Greek raiders.

5.00pm: Trawler 1744 arrived with caiques in tow.

5.40pm: Trawler 258 arrived with caiques in tow.

7.00pm: Embarked Lieut. Commander Myers & proceeded. Course as req. for Lero Channel.

9.50pm: Came to in Port Laki.


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24 August 1916

Port Laki

Lat 37.12, Long 26.84

5.30am: Weighed & proceeded alongside collier Transport.

5.50am: Commenced coaling.

8.00am: Hands to breakfast.

8.30am: Resumed coaling.

9.55am: Completed coaling 105 tons. Slipped & proceeded to anchorage.

10.35am: Came to.

am: Lost overboard by accident Sacks – coal – 2 cwt 3 in no. Signed C.H. Woods 1st Lieut.

4.00pm: Leave to Watch till 7.0pm.


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25 August 1916

Port Laki

Lat 37.12, Long 26.84

8.30am: Prepared to repel hostile aeroplane.

5.40pm: Weighed & shifted berth.

5.50pm: Came to.


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26 August 1916

Sea or at Port Laki

Lat 37.3, Long 26.7 [By Bgs]

7.30am: HMS Wear arrived.

8.00am: Wear's Interpreter boarded for passage to Patmos.

9.00am: Weighed port anchor. Proceeded out of harbour.

9.25am: Cleared harbour.

am: Hands refilling maxim belts, overhauling bomb & employed as requisite.

10.55am: Course as req. for Port Scala [Skala], Patmos Island.

11.20am: Stopped in Port Scala & discharged Interpreter.

11.30am: Proceeded.

12.15pm: Tripti Island abeam 1 mile.

3.00pm: Kum Point [Akra Ammoglossa] abeam.

3.20pm: Altered course as requisite to round East of Kos.

4.00pm: Course as requisite for rounding Dorian Promontory.

5.00pm: Cape Palamida abeam ¾ mile.

5.50pm: Injah Point abeam ¾ mile. Course as req. to round north of Symi.

6.30pm: Cape Taveri south 1 mile. Altered course for Pethi Bay [Ormos Pedi].

7.00pm: Came to Pethi harbour.


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27 August 1916

At sea [& at Rhodes]

Lat 36.46, Long 28.25

5.05am: Weighed & proceeded astern out of harbour.

5.20am: Cleared harbour. Proceeded courses as req. for Symi Gulf.

am: Examined Saranta & Badelena [Bulgaz Koyu] Bays.

7.30am: Shaped course for Symi Bay.

8.20am: Stopped off Symi.

8.25am: Proceeded as requisite to round Cape Alupo [Ala Burun].

9.10am: Altered course for Rhodes.

10.20am: Course & speed as req. off Rhodes.

11.00am: Came to. Rhodes anchorage.

12.10pm: Weighed & proceeded.

1.40pm: Seskli Island abeam 1 mile.

3.00pm: Closed Trawler heading for Symi.

3.20pm: Stopped & passed 2 letters to T306.

3.25pm: Proceeded. Course as req. for rounding Dorian Promontory.

4.40pm: Cape Krio [Kriyo Boynu/Deveboynu Burnu] East 1 mile.

6.15pm: Set course for Lero Channel.

7.50pm: Passed through Channel. Course & speed as requisite for Port Laki.

8.10pm: Entered Port Laki.

8.30pm: Came to.

9.45pm: Lieut. Commander Myers boarded. Four ratings joined ship.

10.10pm: Weighed & proceeded out of harbour.

10.25pm: Cleared boom. Course as req. for Lero Channel.

11.00pm: Cleared Lero Channel.


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28 August 1916

At sea

Lat 37.6, Long 26.9 [By Bgs]

2.30am: Cape Dominiko [Akra Agios Domenikos] (Samos Island) abeam 1 mile. Altered course as req. for Port Vathi.

5.20am: Came to in Port Vathi.

8.40am: Weighed & proceeded out of harbour.

10.20am: Passed Russian steamer heading for Port Vathi.

10.30am: Cape Katabassis [Akra Katavasis] abeam ½ mile.

10.50am: Cape Dominiko abeam. Course as req. for rounding South of Samos.

12.30pm: Entered Tigani Harbour. [Ormos Tigani, Samos]

12.45pm: Came to.

1.40pm: Weighed & proceeded. Course & speed as req. to clear harbour.

2.45pm: Course as req. for entering Nero Bay (Gaidero Island [Agathonisi]).

3.00pm: Stopped in bay. Lieut. Commander Myers landed.

4.00pm: Proceeded out of Bay.

6.10pm: Entered Lero Channel.

6.25pm: Entered Port Laki.

6.40pm: Came to.

8.00pm: Received ammunition from HMS Latona viz: 12 pounder.


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29 August 1916

At sea

Lat 36.95, Long 27.30 [By Bgs]

5.30am: Weighed & proceeded alongside collier.

6.00am: Secured alongside collier Transport. Commenced coaling.

7.00am: Discharged 3 Petty Officers to HMS Wear.

9.15am: Completed with coal. 80 tons.

9.30am: Slipped & proceeded out of harbour.

11.45am: Course as req. for Kos Channel.

12.40pm: Stopped to communicate with HM Trawler 1744.

12.50pm: Proceeded as req. for Kos Channel.

1.45pm: Altered course as req. for Cape Krios. [Kriyo? Boynu/Deveboynu Burnu]

3.05pm: Cape Krios abeam. Altered course as req. along South coast of Dorian Promontory.

4.05pm: Injah Point abeam. Course as req. for Symi.

4.45pm: Taveri Point abeam.

5.00pm: Stopped off Symi.

5.30pm: Proceeded.

5.40pm: Stopped off Pethi & took suspected caique in tow.

5.55pm: Proceeded. Course as req. for Symi slow speed.

6.20pm: Stopped off Symi.

6.40pm: Proceeded to Nemborio Bay. [Baia di Emborio/Ormiskos Emborio]

7.15pm: Came to.

10.40pm: Weighed & proceeded as req. for leaving Symi.

11.10pm: On patrol between Taveri & Injah Points.


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30 August 1916

At sea

Lat 36.5, Long 28.1 [By Bgs]

am: Patrolling north of Symi.

5.30am: Shaped course for Symi Bay.

5.55am: Stopped & sent letter to Lieut. Charnaud RNVR.

6.15am: Hoisted boat & proceeded.

7.10am: Passed French patrol boat.

8.05am: Course as req. for Rhodes.

8.15am: Came to off Rhodes.

11.15am: Weighed & proceeded.

12.25pm: Altered course 16 points to examine suspicious object.

1.15pm: Altered course 16 points & proceeded on course.

1.20pm: Entered Symi Bay.

1.30pm: Stopped off Symi.

1.50pm: Proceeded to anchor.

2.00pm: Let go port anchor. Passed stern lines ashore and made fast.

4.45pm: Let go stern ropes. Weighed & proceeded.

5.10pm: Rounded Taveri Point.

5.30pm: Sighted HMS Wear.

6.00pm: Course as req. to close Wear.

6.10pm: Stopped to communicate with Wear.

6.25pm: Proceeded. Course as req. for Kos.

8.15pm: Stopped off Kos. Embarked 1 Italian Officer.

8.30pm: Proceeded.

9.00pm: Kum [Akra Ammoglossa] Light SSW 1 mile.

9.45pm: Kalolimno[s] abeam 3 miles. Course as req. for Lero Channel.

10.30pm: Cleared Channel, as req. for Port Laki.

10.50pm: Cleared nets.

11.05pm: Came to. Landed Italian Officer.


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31 August 1916

Port Laki

Lat 37.12, Long 26.84

5.30am: Weighed & proceeded alongside collier.

5.40am: Secured alongside. Commenced coaling.

7.55am: Completed with coal. 58 tons.

8.00am: Slipped.

8.15am: Came to.

10.45am: HMS Wear arrived.

11.15am: Wear proceeded out of harbour.

pm: Hands cleaning torpedoes.

3.30pm: HMS Wear arrived, proceeded alongside collier.

4.00pm: Leave to watch till 7.0pm.

5.00pm: Read Warrant.

9.30pm: HMS Wear proceeded out of port.


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LOG BOOK – 1ST SEPTEMBER 1916 TO 24TH OCTOBER 1916


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Ordinary speed or consumption exceeded

Under war conditions

HMS Ribble

2.2.17

As far as can be ascertained from inspection of the log for the period Sept 1st to Oct 31st the ordinary speed or consumption has not been exceeded.

H.P. Keeley Lieut. in Command. [Harold Percy Keeley]

HMS Blenheim 3 February 1917

Submitted, observing ... No remarks [Signed] HL Hammond Lieut. Commander(D)

Forwarded... [Signed] CPR Coode Captain (D) Fifth Destroyer Flotilla

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LOGS FOR SEPTEMBER 1916


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1 September 1916

Port Laki

Lat 37.12, Long 26.84

2.00pm: Hands refitting Whaler’s falls & as requisite. Exercised Fore gun’s crew.

4.00pm: Leave to watch till 7.0pm.


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2 September 1916

Port Laki

Lat 37.12, Long 26.84

am: Torpedo party working about torpedoes. Hands refitting awnings & painting screens.

1.30pm: Trawler 1744 proceeded out of Harbour.

pm: Exercised Sight Setters at drill.


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3 September 1916

[Port Laki & at sea]

Lat 37.12, Long 26.84

6.45am: Trawler 386 arrived.

10.00am: Divisions. Hands mustered by open list. Divine Service. Read Articles of War.

7.45pm: HMS Hazel arrived.

8.00pm: Darkened ship.

8.35pm: Weighed & proceeded. Course & speed as req. for leaving harbour.

8.50pm: Cleared nets.

11.53pm: Kandeliusa Light abeam distance 5 miles.


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4 September 1916

At sea

Lat 35.3, Long 26.6 [By Bgs]

2.55am: Stakida [Astakida] Island abeam 2½ miles.

5.20am: Sighted HMS Hazel.

5.40am: Sighted & closed HMS Wear escorting SS in Kaso Straits [Steno Kasou].

7.15am: Parted company with Wear & proceeded to Kaso Straits.

9.00am: Course as req. for Patrolling Kaso Straits.

10.45am: Hands to General Quarters.

11.15am: Secured.

2.30pm: Sighted SS Nile proceeded as req. to close & escort.

2.45pm: Passed vessel bound southward.

3.35pm: Yanisades Islands abeam distance 6 miles.

3.50pm: Passed HMS Welland bound eastward.

5.20pm: Parted company with SS Nile 8 miles north of Cape St. John.

7.05pm: Paximada Island abeam ½ mile. Darkened ship.

pm: Course & speed as req. Patrolling off Elasa Island.


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5 September 1916

At sea

Lat 35.3, Long 26.5 [By Bgs]

am: Patrolling off Elasa Island.

8.30am: Passed SS Myrmidon for Alexandria.

9.00am: Sighted HMS Partridge escorting SS Suevic. Partridge turned & proceeded west.

10.45am: Exercised General Quarters.

11.15am: Secured.

11.30am: Passed paddle steamer proceeding southward. Sighted & communicated with HMS Heliotrope.

1.30pm: Proceeded.

2.00pm: Patrolling off Elasa Island

8.00pm: Darkened ship.

9.40pm: Stakida [Astakida] Island abeam 3 miles.


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6 September 1916

At sea & Port Laki

Lat 37.12, Long 26.84

1.02am: Kandeliusa Light abeam 4 miles.

4.45am: Altered course as req for Port Laki.

5.30am: Cleared nets.

5.45am: Secured alongside collier Transport.

7.30am: Commenced coaling.

10.20am: Completed coaling 82 tons. Slipped & proceeded.

10.30am: Came to.

4.00pm: Leave to Watch till 7.0pm.


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7 September 1916

Port Laki

Lat 37.12, Long 26.84

4.45am: HMS Hazel arrived.

5.15am: Hazel proceeded out of harbour.

6.30am: Hands air bedding.

pm: Exercised sight-setters.

4.00pm: Leave to Watch till 7.0pm. HMS Wear proceeded to sea.


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8 September 1916

Port Laki

Lat 37.12, Long 26.84

9.30am: Hands employed as requisite & dismounting after gun.

2.00pm: Exercised gun’s crews.

pm: Inspection of life saving collars.

4.00pm: Leave to Watch till 7.0pm.

7.30pm: Trawler 386 arrived.


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9 September 1916

Port Laki

Lat 37.12, Long 26.84

7.00am: Trawler 1844 arrived.

pm: Hands make & mend clothes.

4.00pm: Leave to Watch till 7.0pm.

7.15pm: Dropped starboard anchor veered to 1 shackle. [Wind force at 8pm 3 to 4]


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10 September 1916

Port Laki

Lat 37.12, Long 26.84

7.30am: HMS Wear arrived.

12.40pm: Trawler 1744 arrived.

3.00pm: Trawler 386 arrived.

4.00pm: Lit up No. 4 Boiler for distilling.


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11 September 1916

Port Laki & to Sea

Lat 37.12, Long 26.84

7.15am: HMS Mosquito arrived.

8.15am: HMS Hazel arrived.

am: Exercised Demolition party.

9.35am: Hazel sailed.

1.15pm: Trawler 386 left.

3.45pm: Weighed starboard anchor.

4.30pm: Weighed & proceeded.

4.50pm: Cleared nets.


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12 September 1916

Sea to Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

1.45am: Psara Island abeam 2 miles.

4.25am: Sigri Light abeam distance 17 miles.

7.30am: Altered course as req. for entering Mudros.

7.55am: Cleared nets.

8.07am: Stopped off HMS Europa to deliver mails.

8.20am: Proceeded.

8.40am: Made fast alongside HMS Bacchus to take in stores & provisions.

11.10am: Cast off from Bacchus & proceeded to range & ran torpedoes.

11.57am: Finished torpedo firing. Proceeded.

12.40pm: Made fast alongside HMS Staunch.

1.00pm: Proceeded to tow Staunch to HMS Blenheim.

1.30pm: Arrived alongside. Proceeded to Collier SS Rothay.

1.47pm: Line to Collier.

2.50pm: Completed with coal.

4.10pm: Slipped from Collier & proceeded to Blenheim.

4.30pm: Made fast outside Staunch.

5.00pm: Torpedo staff engaged parting torpedoes.

6.00pm: Hands drawing slops from Blenheim.


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13 September 1916

Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

am: Torpedoe party working about torpedoes.

am: Hands employed cleaning ship & parting torpedoes & reeving new dinghy's falls.

10.00am: 6th Sub Division sailed. 5th Sub Division arrived.

1.15pm: Torpedo party carrying on with work.

5.00pm: Torpedo staff working at torpedoes.


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14 September 1916

Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

8.00am: Aired night clothing.


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15 September 1916

Mudros [& at sea]

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24 [Location at 2.10pm]

am: Hands preparing ship for sea, taking in target from HMS Blenheim etc.

9.30am: Slipped & proceeded in company with HMS Kennet to do B. Firing.

10.00am: Cleared nets.

10.20am: Stopped. Lowered & veered target.

10.30am: Proceeded.

11.20am: Kennet finished firing. Stopped. Slipped target.

11.30am: Capt. D & Lieut. Commander G boarded.

11.35am: Proceeded.

1.50pm: Finished B firing. Shaped course for Mudros.

1.25pm: Altered course as req. for Swept Channel.

1.55pm: Cleared nets.

2.10pm: Stopped off Blenheim. Capt. D & Lieut. Commander G left.

2.25pm: Torpedo Lieut. boarded. Proceeded to Range run Forward Torpedo.

3.05pm: Finished running. Proceeded as req.

3.20pm: Came to.


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16 September 1916

Mudros [to Port Iero]

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

am: Hands employed taking in ammunition & as requisite.

Noon: Weighed & proceeded as req. to close HMS Europa.

12.10pm: Stopped off Europa.

12.20pm: Proceeded. Course & speed as req. for leaving harbor.

12.30pm: Cleared nets.

12.50pm: Altered course to Starboard to avoid Hospital Ship.

4.45pm: Cape Vurkos [Agios Fokas] abeam 2 miles.

5.15pm: Potamos Island abeam 2 miles. Altered course as req. for Port Iero.

6.10pm: Slow passing Square Rock.

6.35pm: Secured alongside Collier.


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17 September 1916

Port Iero [& at sea]

Lat 38.8, Long 26.6 [By Bgs]

5.30am: Commenced coaling.

7.30am: Completed coaling. 44 tons.

9.40am: Slipped & proceeded. Course & speed as req. for leaving harbour.

10.10am: Slow passing Square Rock.

11.30am: Course as req. for closing & communicating with HMS Chelmer. Chelmer left Patrol.

11.40am: Course & speed as req. to close HMS M.33.

11.45am: Stopped. Captain boarded M.33. Proceeded slow speed in company with M.33.

12.15pm: Captain returned. Hoisted whaler & proceeded. Course as req. for patrol off Gulf of Smyrna in company with M.33.

7.00pm: Darkened ship.

pm: Patrolling off Gulf of Smyrna.


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REFERENCE SHEET

From: Commanding Officer, His Majesty’s Ship Ribble, At Mudros, Dated 2.2.1917

To: The Captain (B), 5th Destroyer Flotilla

Submitted:

With reference to your S.1255 of Dec 10th 16. I have not signed in the place for the captain – Lieut. Commander G.M. Skinner RN being in command at the time of the ship’s paying off.

[Signed] H.P Keeley Lieut. in Command

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18 September 1916

At sea [& Port Iero]

Lat 39.09, Long 26.49

am: Patrolling off Gulf of Smyrna.

7.00am: Closed & rounded Plati Island. [Nisida Platy/Tavsan Adasi?]

8.35am: Relieved on Patrol by HMS Colne. Shaped course for Port Iero.

9.35am: Slow passing Square Rock.

10.00am: Arrived off Collier.

10.35am: Lines to Collier.

Noon: Slipped & proceeded to anchor.

12.10pm: Came to.

12.45pm: Weighed & closed HMS Doris.

1.55pm[12.55pm?]: SNO [Senior Naval Officer] & party of marines boarded. Proceeded. Course & speed as req. for leaving harbour.

1.10pm: Slow passing Square Rock.

1.15pm: Proceeded. Course as req. for proceeding to Thermi.

2.20pm: Stop off Thermi, sent boat ashore for Intelligence Officer.

2.50pm: Proceeded.

3.20pm: Stopped off Gymno Island [Ciplak Adasi]. Fired rounds at 3 caiques off Tuz Burnu [Egribucak Burnu] & destroyed same.

3.55pm: Proceeded. Course as req. for Eleos Island [Gunes Adasi].

4.40pm: Stopped off Eleos Island. Landed SNO & party.

4.55pm: Proceeded as req., slow speed off Island.

5.30pm: Stop off Island.

5.50pm: SNO & party returned. Hoisted whaler & proceeded. Course as req. for Mitylene.

6.50pm: Stopped off Mitylene, landed Intelligence officer.

7.10pm: Proceeded. Course & speed as req. for Port Iero.

7.40pm: Entered Port Iero.

8.20pm: Stop off Doris. SNO & Marines disembarked.

8.25pm: Proceeded.

8.30pm: Came to.


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19 September 1916

Port Iero

Lat 39.09, Long 26.49

7.30am: HMS M.29 proceeded out of harbour.

12.15pm: HMS M.33 arrived.

1.30pm: Leave to Watch from 1.30 to 6.0pm.


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20 September 1916

Port Iero

Lat 39.09, Long 26.49

6.30am: HMS Anemone arrived.

7.00am: HMS Earl of Peterborough left harbour.

12.20pm: HMS Triad & HMS Redpole arrived.

3.00pm: Hospital ship Gloucester Castle arrived.

4.35pm: Hospital ship left.

6.35pm: HMS M.32 arrived.

7.00pm: Earl of Peterborough arrived.


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21 September 1916

At sea [& Port Iero]

Lat 38.82, Long 26.67 [By Bgs]

5.45am: Weighed & proceeded alongside collier.

7.00am: Finished coaling.

7.30am: Slipped & proceeded. Course & speed as req. for leaving harbour.

8.00am: Slow passing Square Rock.

8.05am: Proceeded. Course as req. to relieve HMS Colne on Smyrna patrol.

9.05am: Relieved Colne. Course as req. for patrol.

pm: Patrolling off Gulf of Smyrna.

3.45pm: Passed HMS Redpole.

5.00pm: Closed HMS M.29.

5.10pm: Stop. Capt. went aboard M.29. Proceeded in company.

5.50pm: Capt. returned. Proceeded on patrol.

pm: Patrolling off Gulf of Smyrna.


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22 September 1916

At sea

Lat 38.78, Long 26.66 [By Bgs]

am: Patrolling off Gulf of Smyrna.

5.00am: Proceeded as req. to round Plati Island.

6.10am: Returned to Patrol.

7.45am: Closed HMS M.29 to communicate.

7.55am: Proceeded on patrol.

9.30am: Dropped Target & carried out .303" aiming rifle at all guns.

10.10am: Finished target practice & proceeded patrolling.

11.30am: Heard heavy explosion in direction of Gulf of Smyrna.

pm: Patrolling off Gulf of Smyrna.

3.00pm: HMS Chelmer relieved M.29 on patrol.

4.00pm: Observed smoke on West side of Gulf.

4.50pm: Sighted British Aeroplane.

pm: Patrolling off Gulf of Smyrna.


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23 September 1916

At sea

Lat 38.8, Long 26.6 [By Bgs]

am: Hands repairing Quarter Deck awning & employed as requisite.

am: Patrolling off Gulf of Smyrna.

11.45am: HMS M.33 relieved HMS Chelmer on patrol.

Noon: Stop to communicate with M.33. Sent boat for letters.

12.12pm: Hoisted whaler & proceeded on patrol off Gulf of Smyrna.

7.00pm: Darkened ship.

pm: Patrolling off Gulf of Smyrna.


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24 September 1916

At sea [& Port Iero]

Lat 39.09, Long 26.49

am: Patrolling off Gulf of Smyrna.

8.45am: Relieved on patrol by HMS Colne. Shaped course for Port Iero.

9.50am: Slow passing Square Rock.

10.15am: Lines to collier, commenced coaling.

12.20pm: Hands to dinner.

1.00pm: Resumed coaling.

2.00pm: Finished coaling. 86 tons.

2.20pm: Slipped.

2.30pm: Came to.

9.30pm: Wing Captain boarded for passage to Mudros.

11.55pm: Mails arrived alongside.


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25 September 1916

[Port Iero to] Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

Midnight: Weighed & proceeded. Course & speed as req. for leaving harbour.

0.25am: Slow passing Square Rock.

0.40am: Cleared entrance.

1.00am: Course as req. for proceeded to Southward & Westward of Mitylene Island.

3.30am: Sigri Light abeam.

6.30am: Observed Strati Island & Lemnos.

7.00am: Observed Kombi Light House. Course as req. for Mudros.

7.55am: Entered harbour.

8.05am: Stopped off HMS Europa.

8.15am: Proceeded.

8.20am: Stopped of HMS Ark Royal. Wing Captain left.

8.25am: Proceeded.

9.00am: Lines to collier.

9.45am: Finished coaling.

10.00am: Slipped & proceeded alongside HMS Wolverine. Discharged kite to Wolverine.

10.25am: Proceeded to anchor.

10.32am: Came to.

4.00pm: 1 Leading Seaman joined from HMS Wear. 18 ratings joined from HMS Blenheim. 16 ratings discharged to Blenheim.


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26 September 1916

At Mudros to Malta

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

6.00am: Away all boats crews.

6.30am: HMS Lord Nelson sailed.

7.30am: Weighed & proceeded alongside HMS Blenheim.

7.45am: Secured alongside HMS Arno.

11.00am: Discharged Lieut Snepp to Arno. Lieut. Woods to HMS Basilisk. Lieut. Borrett joined from Basilisk.

11.30am: Slipped & proceeded.

11.45am: Closed HMS Europa.

11.50am: Proceeded.

11.55am: Closed HMS Triad.

Noon: Proceeded.

12.10pm: Cleared nets.

4.40pm: Lithari Point S68W 15 miles.

7.00pm: Observed Cape Phassa Light S31W.

8.45pm: Cape Gerias [Akra Gria, Andros] abeam. Observed Livada Point Light 1 point on Starboard bow.

10.00pm: Course as req. for passing through Mykoni Channel.

10.50pm: Altered course for Siphano Channel [Steno Sifnou?].


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27 September 1916

Mudros to Malta

Lat 36.0, Long 22.2 [By Bgs]

2.10am: Livathi [Livadhi/Livadion?] Light abeam 2½ miles.

3.40am: Anti Milo [Antimilos] Island abeam 4½ miles.

7.00am: Passed French TBD steering to Northward.

7.25am: Cape Malea N37W 11 miles.

8.55am: Ovo Island abeam 4½ miles. [Kapsali Bay]

10.55am: Cape Matapan abeam.

3.30pm: Passed SS Baro of Liverpool.

6.00pm: Clock back ½ an hour.

11.30pm: Passed steamer.

11.50pm: Passed steamer escorted by two trawlers.


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28 September 1916

From Mudros & at Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.9 [Obs]

2.00am: Passed Sloop escorting Transport.

5.10am: Passed destroyer escorting transport.

am: Hands employed stock taking of ammunition & as requisite.

11.15am: Sighted land ahead.

Noon: Altered course for Swept Channel.

12.20pm: Course & speed as req. for harbour.

1.05pm: Entered harbour.

1.25pm: Made fast to Nos. 2 & 2A Buoys Ropewalk Trot.

4.30pm: Leave to Watch & part till 7.0am.


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29 September 1916

Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.52

7.30am: Coal lighters alongside. Commenced coaling.

8.45am: Hands employed disembarking ammunition.

11.50am: Completed with coal, 122 tons received.

3.30pm: Leave to Watch & part till 7.0pm.


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30 September 1916

Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.52

1.30pm: Leave to Watch till 7.0am.

4.00pm: Leave to part of watch till 7.0am.

6.00pm: Landed Senglea patrol.



LOGS FOR OCTOBER 1916


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1 October 1916

Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.52

1.30pm: Leave to Watch & part till 11.0pm.

5.00pm: Landed Senglea patrol.

11.30pm: Patrol returned to ship.


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2 October 1916

Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.52

11.55am: Coal lighter alongside, commenced coaling.

2.10pm: Completed with coal, received 12 tons.

2.15pm: HMS Wear arrived.

5.00pm: Leave to Watch & part till 11.0pm.


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3 October 1916

To Algiers or at Malta

Lat 35.8, Long 14.7 [By Bgs]

10.35am: Slipped & proceeded.

10.45am: Cleared Breakwater. Course as req. for Swept Channel & proceeding to Eastward & Southward of Malta.

am: Exercised General Quarters, Ammunition supply parties & Fire Stations.

1.45pm: Filfla Island abeam.

3.05pm: Cape Dimitri abeam.

6.00pm: Darkened ship.

7.35pm: Stopped Starboard Engine.

7.55pm: Starboard Engine ½ ahead.


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4 October 1916

Malta to Algiers

Lat 37.3, Long 9.2 [Noon lat/long of 37° 7½’ N 9° 11’ E places the ship several miles inland using estimate from noon bearing and distance]

4.25am: Cap Bon Light abeam distance 3 miles.

8.18am: Cani Rocks Light House S8W 2 miles.

8.30am: Sighted two French TBs steering Westward.

9.45am: Ras Engela [Ra’s Enghela] Light House abeam 3 miles.

11.08am: Fratelli High Rock abeam 2 miles.

Noon: True bearing and distance: Cap Serrat Light House S29E 3 miles.

12.45pm: Passed French patrol ship.

2.30pm: Passed French TBD.

3.30pm: Passed French sloop.

4.55pm: Cap de Garde Light House abeam distance 8 miles.

6.58pm: Cap de Fer Light abeam 3.3 miles.

9.15pm: Cap Bougaroni [Bougaroun] Light abeam 4½ miles.

pm: Exercised Gun’s crew. Exercised Sea boat’s crew.


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5 October 1916

Malta to Algiers & at Algiers

Lat 36.77, Long 3.07

2.08am: Cap Carbon Light abeam distance 18 miles.

3.22am: Cap Sigli Light abeam 8½ miles.

6.20am: Cap Bengut Light abeam 2 miles.

8.30am: Course & speed as req. for Algiers.

9.10am: Stop. Pilot boarded.

9.14am: Proceeded into harbour.

9.20am: Let go port anchor & secured stern to Quay.

9.40am: All fast.

10.00am: Coal lighter alongside. Commenced coaling.

1.30pm: Leave to 1st class & Chief Petty Officers till 11.0pm.

2.15pm: Completed with coal, 84 tons.


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6 October 1916

Algiers to Gibraltar

Lat 36.8, Long 2.3 [By Bgs]

9.05am: Slipped stern wires & weighed anchor.

9.10am: Proceeded. Course & speed as req. for leaving harbour.

9.12am: Pilot left. Proceeded.

9.52am: Cap Caxine Light House S4W 1½ miles.

12.25pm: C. Shershel [Cherchell?] Light House abeam 11 miles.

3.36pm: Cap Tenez [Tenes] Light House abeam 4 miles.

4.35pm: Passed Italian SS bound East.

7.37pm: Cap Ivi Light abeam distance 13 miles.

10.20pm: Observed Cap Falcon Light on port beam.


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7 October 1916

From Algiers & at Gibraltar

Lat 36.2, Long -4.8 [Obs]

1.30am: Passed SS to port bound East.

3.25am: Stopped & started Starboard Engine.

8.00am: Lost overboard by accident. Megaphone – 18" – 104(d) B9 – 1 in no. Signed G.J. Borrett 1st Lieut.

11.45am: Sighted land bearing N40°W.

12.15pm: Sighted Gibraltar on port bow.

1.45pm: Altered course as requisite for rounding Europa Point & proceeding to harbour.

2.10pm: Entered harbour.

2.15pm: Lines ashore & made fast No.2 shed South Mole.

4.00pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 7.30am.

4.15pm: Commenced coaling.

7.20pm: Completed with coal, 80 tons.


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8 October 1916

Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

1.30pm: Leave to watch & part till 7.0am.


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9 October 1916

Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

4.00pm: Leave to watch & part till 7.0am.


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10 October 1916

Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

8.30am: Shifted ship with assistance of Tug alongside Gun Wharf.

1.30pm: Leave to watch & part till 11.0pm.


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11 October 1916

Gibraltar to Lisbon or at Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -6.3 [By Bgs]

8.45am: Slipped & proceeded. Course & speed as req. to clear harbour.

9.00am: Cleared harbour.

10.10am: Tarifa Light House N14W 2 miles.

11.32am: Cape Trafalgar Light House abeam distance 6 miles.

10.17pm: Cape St. Vincent Light abeam 9 miles.


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12 October 1916

Gibraltar to Lisbon or at Lisbon

Lat 38.69, Long -9.10

5.30am: Cape Espichel Light abeam 16 miles.

6.30am: Course as req. for approaching Cascaes. [Cascais]

7.10am: Stop off Cascaes.

7.20am: Pilot boarded.

7.24am: Proceeded.

8.30am: Stop for Doctor.

8.45am: Proceeded.

9.00am: Sent line to Buoy. Shackled on cable.

1.00pm: Leave to watch till 11.0pm.

1.30pm: Coal lighters alongside.

5.00pm: Completed with coal, 65 tons.


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13 October 1916

Lisbon to Plymouth [& at Lisbon]

Lat 39.3, Long -9.7 [DR]

7.25am: Slipped & proceeded down river. Lost overboard by accident from funnel Ladder – 1 in no. Signed J. Borrett, 1st Lieut.

8.25am: Stop. Pilot left.

8.30am: Proceeded.

9.18am: Cape Roca Light House abeam 2 miles.

10.20am: Fog banks ahead.

10.30am: Thick fog, took soundings.

11.30am: Fog lifted.


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14 October 1916

Lisbon to Plymouth

Lat 44.2, Long -8.7 [Obs/DR]

5.25am: Cape Finisterre Light abeam 10 miles.

7.07am: Cape Villano abeam 10 miles.

am: Hands stowing awnings & stanchions.

11.30am: Passed SS Kallinberg [Kallundborg?] heading NE.

3.00pm: Lat DR 44-41N Long DR 8-21W


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15 October 1916

Lisbon to Plymouth

Lat 48.1, Long -5.7 [Obs]

2.55pm: Ushant Light House abeam 10 miles.

7.00pm: Observed glare of Lizard Light 3 points on Port bow.

11.00pm: Passed Transport & Destroyer bound East.

11.45pm: Observed Eddystone Light N40E.


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16 October 1916

Lisbon to Plymouth or at Plymouth

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

1.30am: Altered course to clear Trawlers.

4.00am: Eddystone Light abeam 4 miles.

7.15am: Entered Plymouth Harbour. Course & speed as req. for proceeding up harbour.

7.55am: Made fast alongside coaling wharf Keyham extension.

am: Lieut. Borrett discharged to RN Barracks.

Noon: Finished coaling, 70 tons.

1.30pm: Shifted ship to No. 1 Basin, South Yard.

3.00pm: Discharged 1 Leading Seaman to RN Barracks.

4.30pm: Leave to Watch & part till 7.0am.


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17 October 1916

Devonport

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

4.00pm: Leave to Watch & part till 6.30am.

6.30pm: Discharged Lieut. Commander Lambert to RN Hospital (sick list).


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18 October 1916

Devonport

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

1.00am: Lieut. Commander Skinner joined ship.

pm: Hands disembarking ammunition & torpedoes.

1.00pm: Leave to Watch & part till 7.0am.


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19 October 1916

Devonport [& at sea]

Lat 50.1, Long -4.9 [By Bgs]

9.00am: Hauled out of Basin & proceeded out of harbour.

9.30am: Cleared harbour.

1.00pm: Lizard Light House N17E 2¼ miles.

2.20pm: Runnelstone[?] Buoy abeam 2 miles.

2.50pm: Longships S73E 1 mile.

7.30pm: Altered course as req. for clearing fishing fleet.

10.35pm: Smalls Light abeam distance 6 miles.

11.20pm: South Bishop Light abeam 13 miles.


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20 October 1916

C to Barrow in Furness

Lat 54.0, Long -3.2 [Estimate off Lightning Knoll Buoy]

3.00am: Observed Bardsey Light ESE.

4.44am: Carnarvon Light Vessel abeam 6 miles.

5.30am: South Stack Light abeam 3 miles.

6.00am: Skerries Light abeam 2 miles.

9.30am: Hazy, commenced taking soundings.

10.20am: Stopped off Lightning Knoll Buoy.

10.50am: Came to awaiting tide.

4.00pm: Weighed & proceeded.

4.50pm: Stop off Dock Entrance.

5.00pm: Made fast to Dock Wall awaiting opening of Dock gates.

6.30pm: Proceeded into Lock.

7.30pm: Secured Buccleugh [Buccleuch] Dock. Vickers & Maxim's Yard.


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21 October 1916

Barrow in Furness

Lat 54.10, Long -3.21

pm: Leave to Watch from 1.30 to 7.0am.


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22 October 1916

Barrow in Furness

Lat 54.10, Long -3.21

pm: Leave to Watch from 1.30 to 7.0am.


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23 October 1916

Barrow in Furness

Lat 54.10, Long -3.21

am: Ship taken in hand for Refit.

5.00pm: Leave to watch to 11pm.


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24 October 1916

Barrow in Furness

Lat 54.10, Long -3.21

8.00am: Ship paid off. Discharged Lieut. Commander G.M. Skinner RN to HMS Vivid. Lieut. G.N. Bolderston to HMS Pembroke. 36 Ratings to HMS Pembroke. The remaining Ratings are sent on leave & return to Ribble for care & maintenance party.

[Signed] GM Skinner Lieutenant Commander RN


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NOVEMBER 1916 not included – Undergoing Care and Maintenance



LOG BOOK – 16TH DECEMBER 1916 TO 14TH FEBRUARY 1917


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[Front page of log book split over 2 scanned pages]

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This is to certify that this is the original log of HMS Ribble for the period from Dec 16th 1916 to Feb 14th 1917.

[Signed] H.P. Keeley Lieut. in Command 14/2/17

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Ordinary speed or consumption exceeded

The ordinary speed and consumption has not been exceeded between Dec 16th 1916 & Feb 14th 1917

[Signed] H.P. Keeley Lieut. in Command

HMS Blenheim 9 March 1917

Submitted, observing ... No remarks [Signed] HL Hammond Lieut. Commander(D)

Forwarded... [Signed] CPR Coode Captain (D) Fifth Destroyer Flotilla

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Barometer

Aneroid

Name of Maker and number: Negretti & Zamba 3259

Height of cistern above sea: Fourteen feet.

Thermometers for Air Temperature

Position in Ship: The Bridge

Whether in screen: No

Maker and No.: TA. Reynolds, London. No. not stated.

Thermometers for Sea Temperature

(Same thermometer as for Air)

Maker and No.: T.A. Reynolds, London. No. not stated.



LOGS FOR DECEMBER 1916


[From 16th December 1916 to 3rd January, 1917 Leave to Watch from 5pm or 1pm to 7am and for part from 5pm or 1pm to 11pm, most days]


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16 December 1916

Barrow

Lat 54.10, Long -3.21

11.00am: 1 rating returned from leave.

11.00am: 47 ratings joined ship.

11.30am: Ship commissioned

1.30pm: Hands employed as requisite for getting in ammunition.


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17 December 1916

Barrow

Lat 54.10, Long -3.21


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18 December 1916

Barrow

Lat 54.10, Long -3.21

am: Hands employed getting in gunners stores. One rating joined ship from Chatham depot.

pm: Lieut H.P. Keeley RN joined ship – in command.

pm: Sub Lieut. W.A. Elliot RN joined ship.


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19 December 1916

Barrow

Lat 54.10, Long -3.21


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20 December 1916

Barrow

Lat 54.10, Long -3.21

8.10am: Shifted ship ahead of HMS Blanche.

10.30am: Commenced to coal ship.

Noon: Dinner.

12.45pm: Hands coal ship.

4.00pm: Hands to tea.

4.30pm: Hands coal ship.

7.20pm: Supper.

8.00pm: Hands coal ship.

9.30pm: Lights fused. Extra cocoa served out by order of Sub-Lieut. Elliot who was the commanding officer.

10.00pm: Coal ship.

11.30pm: Finished coaling. Took in 115 tons, average 8.71 tons per hour.

[No leave today]


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21 December 1916

Barrow

Lat 54.10, Long -3.21

11.00am: Shifted ship alongside HMS Blanche.

pm: Hands employed getting in torpedo and as requisite.

8.00pm: 1 rating discharged to HMS Pembroke.


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22 December 1916

Barrow

Lat 54.10, Long -3.21

am: Hands employed as requisite fitting lashings to all movable gear.

8.00pm: 6 ratings discharged to HMS Pembroke.


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23 December 1916

Barrow

Lat 54.10, Long -3.21

1.00pm: Make and mend clothes.

7.30pm: Discharged one rating to Royal Naval Depot Devonport.


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24 December 1916

Barrow

Lat 54.10, Long -3.21

7.40am: 1 rating joined ship from RN Depot Chatham.


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25 December 1916

Barrow

Lat 54.10, Long -3.21

(Christmas Day)

8.00am: Landed Roman Catholic Church party. Hands employed clearing up decks.

10.00am: Landed Wesleyans & Church of England church party.

11.40am: Church parties returned aboard. Pipe down.

pm: Pipe down. Hands make & mend clothes.


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26 December 1916

Barrow

Lat 54.10, Long -3.21

(Boxing Day)

1.00pm: Clear lower deck everybody aft. Read out fire & collision stations in action. General Quarters. Fire & collision exercised. Pipe down.

4.00pm: Out berthon boat.


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27 December 1916

Barrow

Lat 54.10, Long -3.21

am: Hands employed hoisting berthon boat & scrubbing upper deck.

11.30am: Commenced basin trials.

pm: Tested sounding machines.

2.30pm: Finished basin trials.


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28 December 1916

Barrow

Lat 54.10, Long -3.21

am: Hands employed turning ship for swinging for compasses.

7.15am: Tugs came alongside.

7.20am: Cast off from Dockyard wall. Proceeded to Ramsden Dock to swing ship.

8.20am: Commenced to swing ship for compasses.

9.30am: Finished swinging for compasses.

9.37am: Secured in lock. Hands employed replacing Forebridge mattresses. Torpedo party employed preparing torpedoes for action.

1.15pm: Hands employed replacing Forebridge mattresses & as req for preparing for sea. Torpedo party employed preparing torpedoes for action. Moored ship well for basin trial.

3.30pm: Commenced basin trial.

5.30pm: Darken ship.

Midnight: Watch singled all wires.

[No leave today]


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29 December 1916

Ramsden Basin Barrow

Lat 54.10, Long -3.21

About 0.55am: Cast off from lock wall. Proceeded into Ramsden Basin. Speed as req.

About 1.10am: Ship struck dock wall forward with stern, owing to engine room telegraph defects, and stern struck No. 1 steam barge aft, carrying away sweep booms, port propellor guard & probably damaging port propellor. Further use of engines discontinued. Ship secured alongside North Wall of Basin. Ship examined inside below waterline. Not making any water.

7.15am: Hands employed clearing away sweep booms.

pm: Make & mend.

1.30pm: Watch single all wires.

2.00pm: Place fenders. Hands fall in for shifting ship.

2.15pm: Tugs came alongside, cast off North wall.

2.20pm: Secured in lock.

2.25pm: Divers examined propellors. No damage.

3.15pm: Proceeded to Buccleuch dock.

3.45pm: Secured to wall in Buccleuch Dock.


Extent of damage to steam barge No. 1.

(1) Port bridge rails bent & twisted for a distance of about 8 ft.

(2) Port side light screen smashed.

(3) Foremost davit of port boat bent to an angle of about 80°.

(4) [Stanchion] (or bracket) abaft bridge torn away from bulwarks.

(5) Lifebuoy on bridge (port side) torn in two places & slightly bent.

(6) One plate of bulwarks torn in two places and slightly bent.

(7) Canvas weather screen torn.

Hull apparently undamaged. Port boat lifted out of chocks but apparently undamaged. I examined Steam Barge No. 1 with the Master J. Johnson & we found the above damage only. [Signed] W.A. Elliot

Capt. Superintendent & Harbour Master informed.


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30 December 1916

Buccleuch Dock

Lat 54.10, Long -3.21

am: Torpedo party cleaning torpedoes.

pm: Make & mend clothes.

Cancelled. [Next page full and correct? page for 30th Dec]


Barrow

11.45am: Rounds on messdecks.

pm: Make & mend clothes.

9.30pm: Two ratings joined ship for passage from RN Depot Devonport.


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31 December 1916

Barrow

Lat 54.10, Long -3.21

pm: Make & mend clothes.



LOGS FOR JANUARY 1917


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1 January 1917

Barrow

Lat 54.10, Long -3.21

9.15am: Fall in for drill. Exercised fire stations & general quarters.

pm: Make & mend clothes.

4.20pm: Hands employed shifting ship further ahead ready for coaling.


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2 January 1917

Barrow

Lat 54.10, Long -3.21

7.00am: Clean into coaling gear.

8.30am: Commenced coaling.

11.15am: Finished coaling. Took in 40½ tons. Average 14.3 tons per hour.

3.00pm: Hands to clean.


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3 January 1917

Barrow

Lat 54.10, Long -3.21

pm: Hands received monthly payment.

pm: Hands employed refitting fenders, lacings for screens etc & as requisite.

4.00pm: Barometer adjusted by HMS Blanche's mercury barometer.


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4 January 1917

Barrow

Lat 54.10, Long -3.21

am: Hands employed overhauling shackles & refitting gear as requisite. Rounds on mess deck.

4.00pm: Leave to Watch.

6.00pm: Shifted ship astern clear for shoving off tomorrow.

10.00pm: Watch returned aboard.


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5 January 1917

Barrow to Devonport and At Barrow

Lat 54.0, Long -3.2 [Estimate off Lightning Knoll Buoy]

am: Hands employed singling wires etc. Proceeded, speed & course as req. for Ramsden lock.

4.50am: Secured alongside North wall Ramsden lock. Pipe down.

8.00am: Mr. Sayers joined ship for passage.

8.30am: Cast off from lock wall.

8.40am: Left basin & proceeded down harbour.

9.00am: Set course & commenced trials.

9.40am: Carried out gun trials.

11.00am: Completed trials.

11.05am: Speeds & courses as req for tug to come alongside.

11.10am: Discharged Dockyard officials. Anchored off Lightning Knoll Buoy.

1.45pm: Weighed & proceeded.

2.00pm: Submarine guns crew close up.

4.40pm: Night guns crew closed up.

5.15pm: Darkened ship.

5.45pm: Skerries south 7 miles.

11.45pm: Tuskar Rock Light N78W 18 miles.


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6 January 1917

Barrow to Devonport and at Devonport

Lat 50.2, Long -4.3 [Estimate from location of Eddystone]

1.18am: Smalls abeam S68°E10 miles.

am: Damage sustained on night of 5th & 6th Jan 1917. Starboard waist gun. Battery washed overboard & circuits carried away. Two lifebuoys washed overboard.

7.50am: Longships Light N80°E 6 miles.

9.40am: Lizard Light House N20°W 2 miles.

Noon: Eddystone abeam to starboard ½ mile.

12.30pm: Course & speeds as req. for entering harbour.

1.00pm: Passed breakwater.

1.45pm: Secured alongside No. 13 coaling jetty.

2.10pm: Commenced to coal ship.

5.20pm: Finished coaling, took in 63 tons.

6.00pm: HMS TB.104 came alongside.

6.50pm: Steam boat with provisions. Leave to watch till 7am.

8.00pm: One rating discharged to Depot.


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7 January 1917

Devonport

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

am: Discharged one rating to sick quarters RN Barracks Devonport. HMS TB.204 dropped astern for coaling.

10.00am: 19 bags of mails arrived aboard.

pm: One rating joined ship.

pm: Hands make & mend clothes.

4.00pm: Leave to watch till 10pm.

5.30pm: Barometer adjusted.

10.00pm: Watch returned aboard (one stoker absentee).


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8 January 1917

Devonport

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

8.00am: One stoker broken out of ship during night.

am: Hands employed rigging new voice piping & securing for sea.

am: Discharged one Engine Room Artificer to sick quarters RN Barracks.

pm: Torpedo party charging up torpedoes for action & testing gun circuits.

2.50pm: 1 Engine Room Artificer joined ship. 2 stokers joined ship in place of two absentees.

5.30pm: Leave to chief & 1st class Petty Officers.

11.00pm: Chief & 1st class Petty Officers returned aboard.


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9 January 1917

Plymouth [& at sea]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

11.00am: Commenced coaling.

Noon: Finished coaling, took in 8 tons.

3.50pm: Cast off from jetty. Courses & speeds as req for leaving harbour.

4.30pm: Darken ship.

4.36pm(ATS): Passed breakwater Light bearing SE distance 3 cables.

5.23pm: Eddystone abeam 2 miles.

8.15pm: Lizard Light abeam 15 miles.

[ATS – Apparent time at ship]


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10 January 1917

Devonport to Lisbon

Lat 47.4, Long -8.2 [Obs]

0.15am: Dropped astern & took up station on starboard quarter.

am: Heavy showers of rain.

4.30am: Took up station on starboard bow.

7.00am: Commenced to Zig Zag.

am: Port waist gun platform, one bandolier & 30 percussion tubes washed overboard during night.

10.00am: Exercised action till 10.30(ATS).

10.30am: Clocks – 17 mins to ATS.

4.35pm: Darken ship, HMS Commonwealth set steady course S70W.

5.10pm: Took up station on starboard bow of Commonwealth.

6.15pm: Dropped astern of Commonwealth.


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11 January 1917

Devonport to Lisbon

Lat 43.8, Long -13.2 [Obs]

7.00am: HMS Commonwealth commenced to Zig Zag.

10.00am: Clocks – 20 mins to ATS.

4.35pm: Ship darkened.

5.30pm: Dropped astern of convoy.

9.00pm: Took station on starboard bow of convoy.

11.00pm: Took station on port bow of convoy.

11.40pm: Took station astern of convoy.


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12 January 1917

Devonport to Lisbon

Lat 39.1, Long -12.0 [Obs]

9.30am: Clean guns.

10.00am: Exercised action.

10.20am: Secured.

4.50pm: Darken ship.

6.00pm: Took station astern 4 cables.


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13 January 1917

Devonport to Lisbon and at Lisbon

Lat 38.69, Long -9.10

4.35am: Observed Cape Roca Light N65°E magnetic.

7.00am: Cascaes [Cascais] Bay, clocks + 1 min to GMT[?] Embarked Pilot & proceeded up harbour.

9.30am: Secured to Buoy in Lisbon harbour.

10.05am: Hands employed preparing for coaling, topping up torpedoes & as req. Coal lighter secured alongside.

1.15pm: Hands employed cleaning out whaler, cleaning torpedoes & coaling ship.

pm: Lost overboard by accident one whaler's oar (tide too strong to send boat to recover it).

5.00pm: Put on Port bridle.

From Devonport 1075 miles. Time 3 days to Cascaes. Average speed 12.3 knots. Coal 119 tons.


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14 January 1917

Lisbon to Gibraltar and At Lisbon

Lat 38.1, Long -9.2 [Estimate from location at 11.50am]

7.45am: Slipped & proceeded.

8.35am: Disembarked Pilot.

9.50am: Cape Espichel abeam 9 miles.

10.15am: Steering gear gave out, slow both engines.

10.20am: Starboard telegraph jambed.

10.25am: Steering gear correct.

10.45am: Passed SS Santa Bruez[?].

11.50am: Cape Sines S40°E.

Noon: Telegraph correct.

3.45pm: Cape St. Vincent bearing S30E 1 mile.

4.00pm: Sagres Signal Station Bearing S80E 1½ miles.

4.43pm: Piedade Point abeam 8 miles.

5.15pm: Darken ship.


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15 January 1917

Lisbon to Gibraltar and At Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

1.00am: Cadiz Light abeam bearing N40E.

3.30am: Cape Trafalgar Light N38E.

4.00am: Spartel Light abeam 8.7 miles.

8.05am: Passed in Northern entrance.

8.15am: Made fast at No. 1 Shed South Mole.

10.00am: Commenced coaling, native labour.

am: Hands employed as requisite for drawing provisions.

1.45pm: Finished coaling. Took in 59[?] tons.

1.50pm: Hands employed cleaning ship, provisioning ship & as requisite.

4.00pm: Leave to watch & part till 10pm.

6.00pm: Placed floats between ship & wall.

10.00pm: Watch & part of watch returned aboard.

Lisbon to Gibraltar 320 miles. Time 24 hours. Average 13.3 [knots?]. Coal consumed 51 tons.


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16 January 1917

[Gibraltar]

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

am: Hands employed drawing stores & as requisite.

1.00pm: French cruiser Cassard arrived.

pm: Hands employed stowing provisions & cleaning out boats.

4.00pm: Leave to watch & part till 10pm.

10.00pm: Watch & part returned aboard.


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17 January 1917

Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

am: Hands employed providing hospital party & cleaning out boats & as requisite. One rating discharged to hospital.

1.15pm: Shifted ship to South Mole. Lieut. Stewart joined ship for passage.

5.15pm: Slipped & proceeded outside harbour.

6.40pm: Came to.


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18 January 1917

Gibraltar to Malta

Lat 36.65, Long -2.87 [Obs]

2.00am: Weighed port anchor & proceeded.

2.40am: Clocks – 23 mins to ATS. Course as req. for keeping station. Europa Light North 1 mile.

am: As requisite for keeping station with [SS?] Devon.

8.53am: Mona Point [Punta de la Mona] abeam 3 miles.

9.57am: Cape Sacratif abeam 2¾ miles.

10.30am: Exercised General Quarters.

11.20am: Adra abeam.

12.20pm: Sabinal Light abeam 3 miles.

12.22pm: Commenced to Zig Zag.

3.06pm: Cape de Gata abeam to Port 5 miles.

3.21pm: Set straight course N54E.

4.55pm: Clocks + 25 mins to ATS.

6.05pm: Messa de Roldan [Mesa Roldan] S54°W distance 8 miles.


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19 January 1917

Gibraltar to Malta

Lat 36.9, Long 2.7 [Obs]

am: Courses as requisite for station keeping.

2.55am: Cape Iva [Ivi?] S20E 6 miles.

5.20am: Took station astern of transport.

6.30am: Took station on Port bow of transport.

7.16am: Cape Tenez abeam 4 miles.

10.30am: Exercised General Quarters, Fire and Collision stations.

12.52pm: Caxine Light House S10W 3 miles.

4.05pm: Cape Bengut abeam 2 miles.

5.50pm: Clocks + 24 mins.

7.25pm: Cap Corbelin Light S55°W. 3.5 miles.

7.55pm: Cap Sigli Light S5W.

9.00pm: Cape Carbon Light S5E 10 miles.


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20 January 1917

[Gibraltar to Malta]

Lat 37.3, Long 9.3 [Obs] [Long written as 90° but assuming 9°]

1.55am: Cape Bougarine [Bougaroun?] abeam 21½ miles.

4.50am: Cape de Garde S53W 29 miles.

5.50am: Cape Tukush Light S55W 9 miles.

6.50am: Course & speed as requisite for examination of French patrol boat.

8.35am: Took up station on convoy.

10.40am: Challenged French patrol boat.

11.45am: Cap Serrat S5E 4½ miles.

2.10pm: C. Blanc abeam 6 miles.

5.00pm: Darken ship.

5.15pm: Cape Bon S15E 23 miles.

5.30pm: Clocks + 26 mins to (CET). [Central European Time?]

7.30pm: C. Bon S17W 6½ miles. Took station astern of convoy.

11.30pm: Pantellaria Light abeam 10 miles.


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21 January 1917

Gibraltar to Malta and at Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.52 [Location at 1pm]

2.00am: Passed Naval Hospital ship.

6.00am: Goza Island S77E. Commenced to Zig Zag.

10.00am: Course & speed as requisite for keeping station on bow of transport.

1.00pm: Secured to No. 2A buoy. Sent bags of mails away.

3.35pm: Coal lighter came alongside, coaled ship with Native labour.

4.10pm: Cleared lower deck & read out orders re public houses. Leave to watch till 7am.

7.15pm: Finished coaling. Took in 127 tons.

8.00pm: Lieut. Stewart RNR discharged to HMS Egmont.

Gibraltar to Malta 1091 miles. Time 3 days 9 hours. Average 13.48 knots. Coal consumed 127.


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22 January 1917

Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.52

7.00am: Port watch returned aboard.

am: Discharged one rating to RN Hospital.

10.00am: Completed with coal, took in 3 tons.

4.00pm: Received provisions. Lost overboard by accident one paint brush (large). Leave to Starboard watch till 7am.



THE VOYAGES OF HMS RIBBLE
Operations in the Aegean and Eastern Mediterranean Sea

JP map Ribble Eastern Med 2

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23 January 1917

Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.52

7.00am: Libertymen returned onboard.

am: Received 30 rounds common shell, 30 rounds lyddite. Lost overboard by accident one paint brush.

10.40am: Took in 2 tons water.

11.00am: One Chief Petty Officer discharged sick to HMS Egmont.

4.00pm: Leave to watch till 7am.


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24 January 1917

Malta to Suda Bay and at Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.52

7.00am: Libertymen returned aboard.

4.15pm: Slipped & proceeded out of harbour.

4.40pm: Passed breakwater & took station astern of HMS Nereide.

8.12pm: Passero Light abeam.


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25 January 1917

Malta to Suda Bay

Lat 35.6, Long 19.9 [Obs]

6.00am: Took station ahead of transport. Piped down night cruising stations. Commenced to Zig Zag.

10.40am: Exercised action.

5.20pm: Darken ship.

5.53pm: Took station astern.

11.30pm: Observed land N60E. Owing to insufficient steam, dropped astern of station.


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26 January 1917

Malta to Suda Bay and at Suda Bay

Lat 35.50, Long 24.08

0.30am: Antikithera North T [True?] 3 miles.

1.45am: Cape Spada abeam 9 miles.

2.00am: HMS Racoon joined up. HMS Nereide proceeded.

2.15am: Racoon took station ahead of convoy.

4.10am: Proceeded for Suda Bay.

7.07am: Passed Suda Fort. Speed & course as requisite for entering harbour.

7.45am: Came to.

9.00am: Clocks + 1 hour to GMT[?].

11.00am: Weighed Port anchor. Proceeded alongside collier.

12.45pm: Hands commenced coaling.

4.00pm: Hands to tea.

4.30pm: Hands resumed coaling, average 12 tons.

9.45pm: Finished coaling, took in 96 tons. Cast off from collier.

10.10pm: Came to.

Malta to Suda Bay 592 miles. Time 39 hours. Average 15.2. Coal consumed 95 tons.


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27 January 1917

Suda Bay

Lat 35.50, Long 24.08

am: Hands employed cleaning ship, cleaning out boats, drying canvas gear & as requisite.

2.00pm: Hands cleaning mess decks and as requisite.

Midnight: HMS Welland proceeded.


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28 January 1917

Suda Bay

Lat 35.50, Long 24.08

10.00am: Church party to HMS Theseus.

11.10am: HMS Rattlesnake arrived.

pm: Make & mend.

1.55pm: Hands to bathe.

5.25pm: 1 Chief Engine Room Artificer to Theseus.

6.00pm: Weighed & proceeded. Course & speed as req. for leaving harbour. Owing to it being impossible to open boom gate, returned to harbour.

8.00pm: Came to. Set anchor watch. [Wind force 6]

10.00pm: 1 Rating discharged to HMS Pincher.


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29 January 1917

Suda Bay to Salonica and at Suda Bay

Lat 35.7, Long 24.8 [Estimate from location at 10.05am and distance and direction travelled to noon]

8.00am: Fell out anchor watch.

9.30am: Weighed Port anchor & proceeded. Speed & course as req. for leaving harbour.

10.05am: Manati Island [Marathi/Nisida Palaia Souda] North 5 cables. Exercised General Quarters.

2.00pm: Arrived at Rendezvous.

2.55pm: SS Lutetia passed. (French)

4.12pm: Santorini Bearing N47W 7½ miles.

4.52pm: Santorini N15W 11 miles.

7.38pm: Course & speed as req. for examination of French escort & convoy.

8.00pm: Took over convoy La Loire.

10.00pm: Akrotirion Light bearing NW. [Akra Akrotiri, Santorini]


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30 January 1917

Suda Bay to Salonica

Lat 37.7, Long 25.6 [Obs]

4.50am: Spano Point Light N20W magnetic distance 3 miles.

6.00am: Spano Light South magnetic distance 7 miles.

7.35am: Zig Zag ahead of convoy.

8.20am: Sighted HMS Azalia escorting SS Mersario.

9.18am: Cape Papas abeam 7 miles.

10.30am: Exercised General Quarters.

3.45pm: Andros Island S65W.

8.17pm: Lithari Light S65W magnetic distance 12½ [miles?].

11.45pm: Piperi Island bearing West.


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31 January 1917

Suda Bay to Salonica and Salonica to Mudros

Lat 40.56, Long 22.9

1.05am: Psathura [Psathoura] Light S84W 10 miles.

6.40am: Kassandra Point Light N27E I[T?] 15 miles.

7.00am: Piped down Night Actions stations. Took station ahead of convoy & commenced to Zig Zag.

9.05am: Passed French TB No. "S.B" & convoy of 4 trawlers.

11.12am: Sighted Submarine HMS E.14.

11.15am: French TB "P.G" took over convoy.

11.30am: Coures & speed as req. for making boom.

Noon: Salonica Bay

12.10pm: Course & speed as req for leaving Salonica Bay.

12.20pm: HMS Rattlesnake & convoy passed

12.28pm: Passed French TBD "LA" & convoy.

11.30pm: Psathura [Psathoura] Light abeam S10E T[true] distance 7 miles.

Suda Bay to Salonica 473 miles. Distance steamed 545 miles. Noon to noon 241 miles, coal 93 [tons?]



LOGS FOR FEBRUARY 1917


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1 February 1917

Salonica to Mudros and at Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

3.00am: Heavy SW by W swell.

3.30am: Sighted Lemnos Island bearing E by W.

4.00 to 7.00am: Course & speed as requisite waiting for gate to open.

7.15am: Kombi Point Light House N40W 2 miles.

7.45am: Passed boom.

8.15am: Secured alongside collier SS Comeric. Coaled ship.

Noon: Hands to dinner.

12.40pm: Resumed coaling.

2.15pm: Finished coaling (108 tons), cast off from collier.

2.25pm: Secured alongside HMS Grampus.

2.40pm: Dropped astern of HMS Blenheim & secured.

pm: Discharged 1 rating sick to Blenheim. 3 ratings joined ship from Blenheim.

6.20pm: Exercised Burning searchlights.

pm: Discharged 2 ratings to Blenheim (1 sick). 1 Engine Room Artificer to Blenheim.

Salonica to Mudros distance steamed 160 miles, coal consumed 15 tons.


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2 February 1917

[January in log]

Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

4.00pm: HMS Welland weighed.

4.00pm: Hands to General Drill. Exercised Fire Stations.

5.00pm: HMS Scorpion arrived.

5.15pm: HMS Fury & HMS Staunch arrived.


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3 February 1917

Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

8.45am: Shifted ship alongside HMS Grampus.

9.00am: Aired night clothing.

1.30pm: Gave leave to watch & part till 4pm.

3.20pm: Motor came alongside with drums of oil.

6.30pm: HMS Grampus shoved off from HMS Blenheim. Ribble hauled alongside Blenheim.


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4 February 1917

Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

6.35am: Hands employed cleaning ship. Roman Catholics to clean.

6.50am: Sent Roman Catholic Church Party to HMS Blenheim.

8.50am: Hands fell in & cleaned up decks for Divisions & Rounds.

10.15am: Divisions, Rounds.

10.30am: Church of England Party to church in Blenheim.

11.15am: Dropped astern of Blenheim.

12.30pm: HMS Savage went alongside Blenheim.

1.30pm: Hauled up alongside Savage.

4.15pm: One rating joined ship from Blenheim.


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5 February 1917

Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

8.50am: Hands to Divisions with night clothing. Aired night clothing.

9.30am: Whaler left ship with oil drums to be returned to shore & to bring back provisions.

9.35am: HMS Mosquito anchored.

12.10pm: Motor lighter came alongside with kite.

12.25pm: Whaler returned.

1.00pm: Hands fell in for monthly payment.

2.50pm: Provision lighter came alongside. Hands employed provisioning ship & as requisite.

4.00pm: Completed with provisions. Lighter cast off.

4.30pm: One rating rejoined ship from HMS Blenheim.

5.55pm: One rating discharged to Blenheim.

9.15pm: Darkened ship for air attack.

9.20pm: Carry on.


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6 February 1917

Mudros [& at sea]

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24 [Location at 1.20pm]

6.15am: One signal rating joined ship from HMS Blenheim & 1 Petty Officer joined ship from Blenheim.

8.00am: Cast off from Blenheim. Course & speed as requisite for leaving harbour.

8.30am: Altered course for gate.

8.35am: Passed through boom gate.

10.05am: Veered target.

10.45am: Sighted destroyer steering SE.

10.45am: Destroyers commenced firing.

10.53am: Destroyers ceased firing. Hauled in target.

11.25am: Received reports from HMS Bulldog & HMS Foxhound.

11.45am: Proceeded to Mudros.

12.25pm: Altered course for boom gate.

12.30pm: Course & speed as requisite for entering harbour.

1.20pm: Came to.

2.15pm: Weighed & proceeded. Course & speed as requisite to carry out torpedo practice.

2.54pm: Fired foremost torpedo.

3.00pm: Fired after torpedo. Torpedo sank. Lowered dinghy & dropped buoy over torpedo.

4.15pm: Diving party came alongside from Blenheim.

5.25pm: Found torpedo.

6.00pm: Weighed & proceeded alongside Blenheim.

6.20pm: Made fast alongside Blenheim. Distance run during torpedo practice 4 miles.


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7 February 1917

Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

1.15pm: Hands employed working about torpedoes & as requisite.


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8 February 1917

Mudros [& at sea]

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

7.55am: Cast off from HMS Blenheim & proceeded to torpedo range.

8.00am: Stopped & lowered whaler.

8.15am: Fired foremost torpedo.

8.25am: Fired after torpedo.

8.35am: Both torpedoes lost. Proceeded to search for them.

10.15am: Found one torpedo & picked it up.

10.30am: Hoisted whaler.

10.35am: Resumed search for one torpedo.

11.15-11.45am: Searching Middle pass.

2.45pm: Came to 2 cables SE from Engineer Pier. Lowered & sent whaler ashore with search party.

4.25pm: Weighed & proceeded to continue search.

5.45pm: Came to.

9.15pm: Set anchor watch.


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9 February 1917

Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

9.30am: Exercised General Drill.

9.55am: All guns crews to loader.

10.30am: Exercised control parties & exercised all communications.

2.00pm: Sightsetters to drill.


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10 February 1917

Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

7.40am: HMS Wolverine & HMS Scorpion sailed.

9.50am: Weighed port anchor & proceeded to search for torpedo.

10.55am: Came to. Lowered & sent whaler ashore to search for torpedoes.

11.00am: General Quarters.

12.40pm: Whaler returned.

2.40pm: Weighed & proceeded to search for lost torpedo.

3.00pm: Came to. Morris tube & pistol firing.

4.00pm: Weighed & proceeded to Blenheim Cove to anchor.

5.05pm: Came to off Sarpi Pier & sent whaler for torpedo. [Sarpi rest camp on west side of Mudros]

5.40pm: Whaler returned to ship. Whaler returned with torpedo. Hoisted torpedo inboard.

6.00pm: Weighed & proceeded alongside HMS Savage.


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11 February 1917

Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

7.00am: Roman Catholics to clean.

7.15am: Roman Catholic Church Party to Blenheim.

10.30am: Church of England Party to Blenheim.

am: Received 3 tons of drinking water from HMS Blenheim.

12.20pm: One stoker put down below.

1.00pm: Landed Liberty men.

1.15pm: Escort took 1 prisoner to Blenheim.

3.10pm: HMS Harpy entered.

3.55pm: HMS Foxhound entered.

4.00pm: Cleared lower deck. HMS Jed got underway.

4.10pm: Jed came alongside.

4.20pm: Towed off by Jed.

4.30pm: Anchored. Liberty men aboard.


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12 February 1917

Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

7.58am: Fired foremost torpedo.

8.07am: Fired after torpedo.

8.15am: Picked up torpedoes.

8.35am: Secured alongside HMS Savage.

8.55am: Aired night clothing.

5.00pm: 1 Stoker Petty Officer joined ship. 1 Stoker Petty Officer left ship.

8.45pm: Cleared up decks for Rounds.

10.15pm: Rounds by Officer of Deck. Rounds correct.


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13 February 1917

Mudros [& at sea]

Lat 39.77, Long 25.58 [Obs]

4.45am: Called hands.

5.05am: Hands fall in.

5.45am: Cast off and proceeded to collier.

6.00am: Alongside collier. Commenced coaling.

8.20am: Cast off from collier & proceeded out of harbour with HMS Bulldog.

8.50am: Passed Boom.

10.00am: Carried out sweeping practice.

11.00am: Carried out aiming practice.

11.37am: Set course & took station on starboard beam of Bulldog.

1.15pm: Course & speed as requisite to close Bulldog. Sighted HMS Redpole & closed her.

1.45pm: Commenced patrolling centre south patrol.

5.00pm: Exercised General Quarters. Got kite inboard.

8.30pm: Kumkale searchlight burning.

10.50pm: Seddel Bahr searchlight burning.

11.00pm: Seddel Bahr searchlight out.


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14 February 1917

On patrol

Lat 39.93, Long 26.00 [Obs] [Longitude written as W but assuming E]

0.45am: Ponete [Ponente] S24°W. Mavro [Tavsan Adasi] N80°E.

am: Searchlight at entrance of Dardanelles burning occasionally.

3.50am: Ponete Light S23°W. Mavro Island N75°E.

am: Patrolling on centre south patrol.

10.00am: Exercised General Quarters, voice pipes, loader & sightsetters.

1.15pm: Relieved on patrol by HMS Mosquito. Increased speed to 160 revs and took over Southern patrol.

1.45pm: Phido Island [Yilan Adasi] bearing N, Grado[?] Island bearing S.

5.30pm: Exercised all guns’ crews in .303 aiming rifle practice.

pm: Patrolling on Southern Patrol. Searchlight at Seddul Bahr and one at Dardanelles burning intermittently.

11.00pm: Mavro Light N68°E, Ponente Light S30°W


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LOG BOOK – 15TH FEBRUARY 1917 TO 28TH FEBRUARY 1917


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[Front page of log book split over 2 scanned pages]

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15 February 1917

On patrol

Lat 39.93, Long 26.02 [Bgs]

0.35[?]am: Searchlight switched on in Dardanelles.

2.35am: Both searchlights switched off.

2.40am: One searchlight burning.

5.00am: Observed searchlight burning in Narrows.

10.00am: Exercised Action and Fire stations. Carried out .303 firing. Sightsetters to sightsetter drill.

pm: Patrolling South Patrol.

3.15pm: Proceeded to close position 1 mile North of North end of South Patrol.

pm: Course & speed as requisite for collecting reports from HMS Mosquito & HMS Harpy.

4.35pm: Report from Mosquito.

5.05pm: Passed Aliki boom.

5.10pm: Report from Harpy.

5.10pm: Course & speed as requisite for North Patrol.

5.15pm: Passed boom.

5.38pm: Cape Kephalo North, Cape Aliki N56°W. NC stations.

6.12pm: Arrived on Patrol.

pm: Patrolling Northern Patrol.


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16 February 1917

On patrol [& at Mudros]

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

am: Patrolling Northern Patrol.

6.45am: Set course.

7.30am: Passed Kephalo boom.

7.40am: Left Kephalo.

7.43am: Passed boom.

7.52am: Kephalo abeam 1 mile.

9.10am: Proceeded to close HMS Bulldog.

11.10am: Took station astern of Bulldog.

Noon: Proceeded into harbour.

12.20pm: Anchored astern of collier.

1.40pm: Proceeded alongside collier SS Comeric.

pm: Took in 95 tons of coal.

4.30pm: Shoved off from collier & proceeded to anchor.

4.39pm: Dropped Port anchor.


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17 February 1917

Mudros [& at sea]

Lat 39.8, Long 25.0 [Estimate off Tigani Rock]

7.30am: Weighed & closed HMS Lord Nelson with HMS Bulldog.

7.38am: Stopped off Lord Nelson to pick up target.

7.53am: Target inboard.

8.05am: Passed boom. Keeping station on Bulldog.

8.55am: Proceeded to drag target.

9.20am: Dropped target.

9.40am: Took station on HMS Agamemnon’s port bow.

9.55am: Took station ahead of Agamemnon.

9.58am: Agamemnon commenced 12 pounder firing. Course & speed as requisite for keeping station.

11.05am: Proceeded to patrol off Tagani Rock [Tigani Rock/Nisida Tigani]. Agamemnon carrying out Battle Practice.

11.50am: Patrolling off Tagani Rock.

12.40pm: Proceeded to pick up target.

12.55pm: Picked up target.

1.10pm: Took station for escorting Agamemnon to Mudros.

1.40pm: Proceeded independently to Mudros.

2.06pm: Anchored off HMS Blenheim to prepare torpedoes for practice runs.

3.10pm: Weighed & proceeded to run torpedoes.

3.20pm: Fired foremost torpedo.

3.30pm: Fired after torpedo.

3.37pm: Picked up torpedoes & hoisted whaler.

4.00pm: Closed Agamemnon & returned target. Proceeded alongside Blenheim.

4.32pm: Secured alongside Blenheim.

4.50pm: Midshipman P.K.L. Phillips RNR joined ship. Midshipman L.K. Fenton RNR discharged to Blenheim. [From Navy Lists Philp. K.L. Phillips and Louis K Fenton]


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18 February 1917

Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

6.50am: Roman Catholics to clean.

7.15am: Roman Catholics to HMS Blenheim for church.

am: Torpedo party working on torpedoes.

8.10am: Roman Catholics returned on board.

10.00am: Hands to divisions. Rounds on Mess deck by First Lieutenant.

10.35am: Church of England Party to church on Blenheim.

11.20am: Church of England Party returned on board.

pm: Leave to Starboard Watch 1.30 – 4.30pm.

1.15pm: Landed Libertymen.


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19 February 1917

Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

6.35am: Let go from HMS Wear.

6.45an: Secured alongside collier.

6.50am: Commenced coaling.

8.02am: Finished coaling. Let go from collier and secured alongside HMS Redpole.

8.35am: Towed Redpole alongside HMS Blenheim.

8.45am: Anchored.

1.30pm: Hands employed fitting screens on Fo’c’sle. Whaler’s crew drawing stores.

3.30pm: Ship visitors for HMS Agamemnon left ship.

4.30pm: Whaler returned with 100 coal bags and 1 25 gallon drum of shale oil.

6.30pm: Ship's company inoculated.

7.30pm: Ship visitors returned aboard.

10.15pm: Rounds by Officer of Day correct.


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20 February 1917

Mudros [to Kephalo & on patrol]

Lat 40.16, Long 25.98 [Location at 11.38am]

2.30am: Rounds correct.

7.25am: Weighed and proceeded. Course and speed as requisite for leaving harbour.

7.47am: Passed boom. Took station starboard beam of HMS Redpole 2 cables.

8.15am: Station starboard beam of Redpole. 4 miles.

10.00am: Exercised Action stations.

10.30am: Arrived on patrol.

10.50am: Left for Kephalo.

11.23am: At Kephalo, sent immediate letter to Senior Naval Officer.

11.38am: Left Kephalo.

2.00pm: Arrived on patrol. Commenced patrolling.

6.00pm: Took over Central Patrol.

9.20pm: Mavro Light not burning.

9.50pm: Mavro Light burning.

11.35pm: Observed searchlight in direction of Cape Helles and less bright one to the North.


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21 February 1917

On patrol

Lat 40.13, Long 25.99 [Estimate in Aliki Bay]

0.30am: Mavro Light light out.

am: Two searchlights in direction of Narrows burning during greater part of watch.

6.30am: Piped down NC stations.

7.50am: Closed HMS Scorpion and sent report.

8.00am: Hoisted whaler and returned to Patrol.

9.10am: Hands employed fitting coal strops and as requisite.

10.00am: General Quarters.

10.07am: Sighted HMS Fury and closed.

11.20am: Station astern of HMS Redpole.

11.30am: Anchored in Aliki Bay.

11.22am: Sent whaler for mails.

11.35am: Whaler returned and hoisted.

pm: Hands make and mend clothes.

4.55pm: Weighed and proceeded on patrol.

6.26pm: Aliki abeam.

7.03pm: Large searchlight burning in direction of Cape Helles.

pm: As requisite for patrolling northern part of South Patrol.

pm: Two searchlights burning in direction of Narrows during greater part of watch.


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22 February 1917

On patrol [& at Aliki]

Lat 40.13, Long 25.99 [Estimate in Aliki Bay]

am: As requisite for patrolling Central Patrol.

am: Observed searchlight in direction of Seddul Bahr, during greater part of watch.

7.40am: Proceeded to Aliki.

8.26am: Passed boom. HMS Redpole at anchor.

8.33am: Dropped starboard anchor.

9.15am: Hands employed fitting strops and as requisite.

10.45am: General Quarters.

pm: Hands make and mend clothes.

3.35pm: Redpole weighed and proceeded out of Aliki.

4.30pm: All gun’s crews to the loader.

5.40pm: Weighed and proceeded on patrol.

5.49pm: Passed boom.

8.13pm: Kum Kale searchlight burning.

8.45pm: Observed light on Cape Suvla and light on Cape Tekeh.


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23 February 1917

On patrol [& at Aliki]

Lat 40.12, Long 25.99 [Estimate off Aliki Bay]

am: As requisite for patrolling North Patrol.

0.50am: Kephalo abeam 3 miles.

1.35am: Observed light on Cape Suvla.

2.10am: Searchlight burning in direction of Narrows.

7.15am: Closed HMS Grafton and escorted her to Aliki.

8.00am: Patrolling off the boom at Aliki Bay.

am: Hands employed cleaning ship, refitting clothes lines, sounding boom, and as requisite.

pm: Patrolling outside Aliki boom. Courses E and W.

3.30pm: Closed Grafton and escorted her to Kephalo.

3.55pm: Grafton entered harbour. Proceeded to patrol.

4.45pm: All crews to loader.

5.00pm: Darkened ship.

5.30pm: Proceeded to centre south patrol.

6.00pm: Observed searchlight in direction of Seddel Bahr.

7.30pm: Proceeded to North Patrol.

8.54pm: Kephalo abeam 3 miles.


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24 February 1917

On patrol [& at Kephalo]

Lat 40.16, Long 25.98

am: Searchlight on Seddul Bahr burning through the greater part of watch.

am: Patrolling North Patrol between Kephalo & Gaba Tepe.

7.00am: Proceeded into Kephalo.

7.50am: Left Kephalo for South patrol.

8.35am: Closed HMS Redpole. Left for Mudros. Station on starboard beam 2 miles of Redpole.

11.04am: Passed Mudros boom.

11.20am: Proceeded alongside collier.

11.30am: Sent whaler to collier.

11.55am: Secured alongside collier.

pm: Took in 94 tons of coal.

6.45pm: Let go from collier. Proceeded alongside HMS Blenheim.

7.05pm: Secured alongside Blenheim.


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25 February 1917

Mudros [& on patrol]

Lat 39.80, Long 25.26 [Location at 8.30am]

7.50am: Let go from HMS Blenheim and proceeded on patrol in wake of HMS Redpole.

8.01am: Passed boom.

8.30am: Kombi W ½ mile.

11.15am: Arrived on Southern Patrol.

5.00pm: Sightsetters drill & communications tested, 40 rounds per gun.

6.30pm: Darkened ship.

pm: Patrolling Southern Patrol.

10.45pm: Observed large searchlight on Cape Helles.


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26 February 1917

On patrol

Lat 40.1, Long 26.0 [Estimate off Dardanelles]

am: As requisite for patrolling Central patrol.

am: Observed searchlight in direction of Narrows during greater part of watch also lights near Narrows.

9.07am: Observed smoke on horizon in direction West of Cape Suvla.

10.00am: General Quarters, carried out .303 aiming practice.

10.30am: Cease fire, quarters, clean guns.

pm: Hands instructed in Morris Tube firing. Carried out .303 aiming

5.00pm: Exercised all gun’s crews to loader.

6.30pm: Darkened ship.

pm: Searchlight in direction of Narrows burning throughout the watch.


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27 February 1917

On patrol [& at Kephalo]

Lat 40.16, Long 25.98

am: Patrolling centre of South Patrol.

am: Large searchlight in direction of Seddul Bahr, burning throughout the watch.

8.00am: Closed HMS Scorpion and sent report.

9.50am: Dropped target. Exercised General Quarters. Carried out OOQ [Officer of Quarters] firing with .303 aiming rifle.

10.40am: Cease fire.

10.45am: Picked up target.

11.05am: Took station astern of HMS Redpole and proceeded to Kephalo.

12.05pm: Dropped Port anchor.

pm: Hands make and mend clothes.

4.40pm: Clear up decks for Evening Quarters.

4.50pm: Sightsetters drill.

5.10pm: Quarters, clean guns.

5.50pm: Weighed & proceeded to North patrol.

5.56pm: Passed boom. Observed a row of nets ahead.

6.30pm: On North Patrol.

8.45pm: Challenged trawler and got correct reply.

11.25pm: Observed searchlight in direction of Seddul Bahr.


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28 February 1917

On patrol [& at Kephalo]

Lat 40.16, Long 25.98

am: Patrolling North patrol.

am: Searchlight in direction of Narrows burning throughout the watch.

7.00am: Passed boom.

7.10am: Came to.

7.30am: HMS Redpole at anchor.

9.00am: Hands air night clothing. Hands fall in for drill.

1.00pm: Landed football party.

1.15pm: Hands employed placing Carley floats and as requisite.

3.45pm: Football party returned on board

4.24pm: Weighed and proceeded carry out Full Power trial.

5.07pm: Commenced Full Power trial. Revs obtained 315 = 24 knots. Distance over ground 23 knots 30 minutes 11¼ miles = 22½ knots. 15 minutes 5¾ miles = 23 knots.

5.37pm: Finished full power trial.

6.30pm: Commenced patrolling mainly Northern part of South Patrol.

7.30pm: Kum Kale searchlight burning.

7.45pm: Commenced patrolling North patrol. Cape Kephalo N61°E 2½ miles.

10.00pm: Searchlight burning in direction of Narrows.


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LOG BOOK – 1ST MARCH 1917 TO 30TH APRIL 1917


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[Front page of log book split over 2 scanned pages]

[Signed] WA Elliot Sub Lieutenant RN

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This is to certify that this is the original log of HMS Ribble for the period from March 1st 1917 to April 30th 1917.

[Signed] H.P. Keeley Lieut. in Command

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The ordinary speed or consumption has not been exceeded between March 1st 1917 & April 30th 1917

[Signed] H.P. Keeley Lieut. in Command April 30th 1917

HMS Blenheim 2 May 1917

Submitted, observing ... No remarks [Signed] HL Hammond Lieut. Commander(D)

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LOGS FOR MARCH 1917


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1 March 1917

Patrol [& at Mudros]

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

am: Patrolling North Patrol.

am: Two searchlights, in direction of Narrows, burning during greater part of watch.

7.00am: Off Kephalo. Ordered to proceed.

8.00am: Aliki Point abeam 2 miles.

9.00am: Left for Mudros in company with HMS Redpole.

11.15am: Passed Mudros boom.

11.45am: Secured alongside collier Karema[?].

12.45pm: Commenced coaling.

5.00pm: Stopped coaling.

4.30pm: Recommenced coaling. Took in 91 tons of coal.

5.40pm: Finished coaling. Let go from collier.

5.50pm: Dropped Port anchor.


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2 March 1917

Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

10.30am: One rating joined ship.

1.15pm: Hands received payment.

2.00pm: Hands employed cleaning boats and painting upper deck fittings.

2.30pm: Quarters, clean guns.

3.15pm: Secure.


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3 March 1917

Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

2.00am: Rounds.

9.00am: Aired night clothing.

12.45pm: One stoker placed under arrest.

7.30pm: Stoker under arrest discharged to HMS Blenheim.


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4 March 1917

[Mudros]

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

10.15am: Ship inspected by Captain (D).

pm: Hands make and mend clothes.

5.00pm: Hoisted boats.

5.30pm: Completed inoculation of part of ship's company.

6.00pm: HMS Savage dropped astern of HMS Blenheim.

11.00pm: Rounds.


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5 March 1917

Mudros [& on Patrol]

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

8.00am: HMS Staunch & HMS Fury sailed.

12.30pm: Discharged 1 rating to HMS Blenheim.

12.30pm: One rating joined ship from Blenheim.

12.56pm: Weighed anchor and proceeded out of harbour.

1.21pm: Passed boom.

1.30pm: Kombi abeam .5 miles.

2.10pm: Cape Irene NNW 4 miles.

3.50pm: Arrived on Southern Patrol.

5.00pm: Tested voice pipe communications; carried out Sightsetters drill.

6.00pm: Proceeded to North Patrol.

6.10pm: Darkened ship.

6.45pm: Sighted HMS Redpole and closed her. Took station astern of Redpole 10 cables.


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6 March 1917

On patrol [& at Kephalo]

Lat 40.16, Long 25.98

am: Patrolling North Patrol, astern of HMS Redpole 10 cables.

6.50am: Closed Redpole.

6.53am: Exercised being taken in tow.

7.23am: Replaced gear.

7.23am: Took station astern.

7.24am: Passed Kephalo boom.

7.26am: Dropped port anchor. All boats’ crews pulled round the fleet.

11.00am: Exercised General Quarters. All guns’ crews to loader drill.

pm: Hands make and mend clothes.

5.15pm: Weighed anchor & out of Kephalo.

5.28pm: Passed boom.

6.42pm: Arrived on South patrol, Northern part.

11.40pm: Observed searchlight in direction of Narrows.

Distance made good – Noon to Noon 198 miles.


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7 March 1917

On patrol & at Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

2.00am: Observed searchlight burning in direction of Narrows.

7.00am: Proceeded towards Tenedos Island.

8.10am: Joined HMS Staunch & HMS Fury. Received their reports.

am: Washed overboard during night from funnel casing. Brooms, bass 2.

11.35am: Took station astern of HMS Redpole.

11.41am: Passed Mudros boom.

Noon: Lowered whaler. Proceeded to collier.

12.40pm: Secured alongside collier.

1.10pm: Commenced coaling.

3.20pm: Finished coaling. Let go from collier.

3.47pm: Dropped port anchor.

Distance made good – Noon to Noon 170 miles.


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8 March 1917

Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

5.25am: Veered to 4 shackles on port anchor; dropped starboard anchor under foot. [Wind force 4 to 5]

pm: Hands make and mend clothes.

1.50pm: One stoker discharged to HMS Blenheim.

5.00pm: Exercised General Quarters.

5.40pm: Ship’s company attended medical lecture on board.

7.25pm: HMS Renard anchored.

8.15pm: Weighed starboard anchor by hand. Shortened into 2 shackles on port cable. [Wind force 2]


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9 March 1917

Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

7.00am: All boats’ crews pull round the fleet.

2.50pm: Received one torpedo from HMS Blenheim for transit to Malta.

5.00pm: Stokers and uninoculated men pull round the fleet.


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10 March 1917

Mudros [& at sea]

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

2.00am: Rounds.

9.00am: Weighed and proceeded alongside collier. Received one torpedo for Malta.

10.05am: Let go from collier.

10.12am: Dropped port anchor.

pm: Hands make and mend clothes.

3.30pm: Received 5 bags of mail for Malta.

4.00pm: Staff Surgeon Myles[?] RN. Capt. J Washington RMLI & 10 ratings joined ship for passage to Malta.

5.10pm: Weighed anchor, took station of HMS Savage.

5.40pm: Passed boom.

6.10pm: Took station on starboard bow of HMS Implacable.

6.21pm: Kombi abeam ½ mile.

7.15pm: Commenced zig zagging 2 points. Took station astern of Savage.

9.50pm: Took station on starboard bow of Implacable.

11.45pm: Lithari Light abeam 4 miles.

pm: Lost overboard on account of heavy weather 4 cork life buoys (E14), 1 canvas hose (B8).


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11 March 1917

Mudros to Malta and at Salamis and Corinth

Lat 37.94, Long 23.45

am: In company with HMS Savage escorting HMS Implacable to Salamis.

4.50am: Passed through Thermia Channel [Stenon Kythnou].

4.55am: Cape Tamelos Light N 5 miles.

10.17am: Passed outer boom at Salamis. Courses and speed as requisite for going alongside collier SS Polymnia.

11.52am: Secured alongside collier.

2.25pm: Finished coaling.

2.40pm: Let go from collier and proceeded out of harbour.

3.14pm: Passed outer boom at Salamis.

4.50pm: Dropped port anchor at entrance to Corinth Canal. Paid canal dues.

5.10pm: Weighed anchor and entered canal.

5.20pm: Entered canal.

5.50pm: Passed through canal.

6.19.30pm: Vardeani[?] Light abeam 1 mile. [Vardiani Light on an island off Kefalonia is too far away from the Corinth Canal to be the correct one]

6.25pm: Put clocks back 30 minutes at 7.30. [?6.30?]

6.17pm: Lukoporia Point [Akra Likoporia] abeam 2¾ miles.

8.20pm: Passed through Narrows.

9.21pm: Papas Light abeam S5°W.


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12 March 1917

Corinth Gulf to Malta and at Malta

Lat 36.5, Long 16.3 [Obs]

2.00pm: Stopped starboard engine.

2.45pm: Restarted starboard engine.

4.27pm: Sighted land ahead.

5.25pm: Passed Malta breakwater.

5.30pm: Passed boom.

5.40pm: Moored in No. 4 berth in Magazine trot.


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13 March 1917

Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.52

6.50am: Coal lighter came alongside.

7:20am: Discharged 2 torpedoes to dockyard, and ammunition for test.

8.00am: Put clocks back one hour.

pm: Leave to watch from 4.30 to 7am.

5.00pm: Provisioned ship.


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14 March 1917

Malta [& at sea]

Lat 35.9, Long 14.52

1.25pm: Slipped and proceeded our of harbour.

1.37pm: Passed breakwater.

2.00pm: Picked up Italian convoy, SS Savoia.

3.27pm: SS Chesterfield joined convoy.

3.30pm: Took station ahead of convoys.

5.25pm: Exercised General Quarters. Tested circuits and Voice Pipe communications.

7.00pm: Took station on port bow of Chesterfield, Savoia astern of Chesterfield.


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15 March 1917

Malta to Suda Bay

Lat 35.8, Long 19.2 [Obs]

6.00am: Convoy commenced to zigzag astern.

9.00am: Hands employed on upper deck and as requisite.

10.00am: Exercised Action stations. All gun’s crews to loader drill, Sightsetters drill, tested Voice Pipe communications.

12.50pm: (ATS) [Apparent time at ship] Lat 35°46’N, Long 19°23’E

4.35pm: Lat DR 35°39’N, Long DR 20°13’E, Long by Obs 20°15’E

5.00pm: Exercised Ammunition supply parties.

7.20pm: Took station on port bow of SS Chesterfield.


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16 March 1917

Malta to Suda Bay [& at Suda]

Lat 35.50, Long 24.08

5.50am: Anti Kithera Islad N 3 miles.

10.15am: Stopped to adjust steering gear.

10.27am: Proceeded into Suda.

11.15am: Passed Suda Boom.

11.24am: Dropped port anchor.

12.50pm: Weighed and proceeded alongside collier SS Margarit.

1.40pm: Secured alongside collier and commenced coaling.

pm: Took in 58 tons of coal.

4.00pm: Finished coaling. Let go from collier.

4.16pm: Dropped Port anchor.

5.30pm: Weighed anchor. Proceeded out of Suda in company with HMS Berberis, escorting SS Etonian.

7.05pm: Cape Tripiti W 7 miles. Took station on starboard bow of convoy.

9.00pm: Berberis dropped astern of convoy.

Distance: Noon to Noon 283 miles


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17 March 1917

Suda Bay to Malta

Lat 35.2, Long 21.0 [Obs]

7.15am: Lat 35°00’N, Long 20°00’E

9.30am: Exercised Sightsetters at drill.

10.00am: General Quarters.

12.45pm: Lat by Obs 35°11’N, Long by Obs 20°30’E Noon ATS [Apparent time at ship]

pm: Throughout the watch big seas coming aboard and damaging the following stores [Wind force 7, state of the sea 6 – height of waves to 10 feet]

Distance: From Suda to Noon 193 miles.


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18 March 1917

Suda Bay to Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 15.5 [Obs]

8.30am: Lid of wash deck locker washed off and contents of locker lost overboard: – 3 hand scrubbers, 4 Bass Brooms, 2 long handled scrubbers, 2 Marling spikes, 2 squeegees, 1 han~~ [Wind force 6-7, state of the sea 5-6 – height of waves 5 to 10 feet]

1.10pm: Noon ATS Lat by Obs 36°00’N, Long by Obs 15°18’E

9.00pm: 2 boxes 12 Pounder 8 cwt ammunition (16 charges) lost overboard (13 ¾ oz charges)

Distance: Noon to Noon 271 miles


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19 March 1917

Suda to Malta and at Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.52

11.05am: Passed Malta breakwater.

11.29am: Moored in 2 berth in Magazine trot.

1.30pm: Coal lighter came alongside, commenced coaling. Hands employed cleaning ship and overhauling gear.

4.45pm: Finished coaling. Leave to watch and part.

6.00pm: Provisioning ship.


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20 March 1917

Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.52

1.00pm: Thirteen ratings sent to Naval Hospital for completion of inoculations.

pm: Leave to watch and part.


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21 March 1917

Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.52

3.00pm: One rating joined ship from Royal Naval Hospital.

5.00pm: Leave to watch and part.


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22 March 1917

Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.52

am: Hands employed refitting gear & cleaning ship.

1.10pm: Hands employed cleaning guns.

1.45pm: Hands make and mend clothes. Leave to watch and part.

2.00pm: One rating joined ship from RN Hospital.

3.15pm: Discharged Berthon Boat to Dockyard.


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23 March 1917

Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.52

am: Hands employed making up & stowing canvas gear and awnings.

am: All guns’ crews to loader & sightsetters to drill.

pm: Hands employed on Upper deck.

4.00pm: Leave to Watch and part.


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24 March 1917

Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.52

6.00am: Hands employed on Upper deck.

8.30am: Hands employed cleaning guns & ship.

8.50am: Uninoculated men sent to HMS Egmont.

11.00am: Party for Egmont returned aboard. One rating discharged to RN Hospital.

pm: Hands make & mend clothes.

2.45pm: Drew new Berthon Boat from Dockyard.

pm: Leave to Watch and part.


In accordance with K.R. and A.I. [King’s Regulations and Admiralty Instructions] Article 698, Sub clause A(II) and Article 724.

Mr E.G. Solway Gunner RN is logged for remaining on shore after midnight 23rd without having obtained permission to do so.

[Signed] H.P. Keeley Lieut in Command; E.G Solway Gunner RN. [From Navy Lists Edward G. Solway]


In accordance with K.R. and A.I. Article 698, Sub clause (A)II and Article 724.

Mr J.McOustra Artificer Engineer RN is logged for going ashore about 6pm on the 23rd and remaining ashore all night without obtaining permission to do so.

[Signed] H.P. Keeley Lieut in Command; J. McOustra Art. Engineer RN. [From Navy Lists James McOustra]


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25 March 1917

Malta [& at sea]

Lat 35.9, Long 14.52

8.50am: Uninoculated men sent to HMS Egmont.

9.30am: Church of England, Roman Catholic, Wesleyan & Presbyterian church parties sent to Church.

10.10am: Hands employed cleaning guns and securing for sea.

11.45am: All Church parties returned aboard.

1.30pm: One Wireless Telegraphy rating came aboard for passage to Mudros.

1.45pm: Diving boat came alongside, divers cleared discharge pipe of seamen's heads.

2.45pm: Diving party left ship.

3.25pm: Slipped buoys and proceeded out of harbour.

3.40pm: Passed breakwater.

5.00pm: Exercised General Quarters. Tested communications.

5.15pm: Commenced to zig zag No.2.

7.50pm: Stopped zigzagging. Took station on starboard bow of SS Lizzie Westall. [Lizzie Westoll?]

7.55pm: Observed searchlight N70°W.


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26 March 1917

Malta to Mudros

Lat 35.6, Long 17.4 [Obs]

7.00am: Commenced zigzagging No. 2 ahead of SS Lizzie Westall.

9.00am: Hands employed refitting gear.

10.00am: General Quarters, exercised sigh[t]setters, all guns’ crews to the loader.

5.05pm: All guns’ crews to loader & sightsetters to drill.

7.15pm: Darkened ship.

11.00pm: Stopped zigzagging. Took station on Port bow of convoy.


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27 March 1917

Malta to Mudros

Lat 35.5, Long 20.9 [Obs]

am: On port bow of convoy.

9.00am: Hands employed refitting boats.

10.00am: General Quarters. Tested Voice Pipe communications, all guns’ crews to loader & sightsetters to drill.

7.00pm: Darkened ship.

7.45pm: Stopped zigzagging. Took station on Port bow of SS Lizzie Westall.

10.00am: Overtaken and passed by HMHS Llandovery Castle (?).


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28 March 1917

Malta to Mudros

Lat 37.8, Long 23.4 [Obs]

10.44am: Exercised Action, Fire & Collision stations. Hands employed cleaning guns.

12.30pm: Challenged French Trawler.

5.00pm: All guns’ crews to loader, sightsetters to drill.

7.00pm: Darkened ship.

10.55pm: Polino Light N25°W distance 4 miles.


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29 March 1917

Malta to Mudros

Lat 38.3, Long 24.8 [Obs]

2.25am: Livadhi Light S76°W. [Livadion, Serifos]

8.00am: Passing through Doro Channel – Collier reduced to 7 knots & commenced to zigzag No. 4.

9.00am: Hands employed painting & cleaning dinghy.

2.45pm: Lost stern board of dinghy over board.

5.00pm: Exercised General Quarters, all guns’ crews to the loader. Sightsetters to drill.

11.15pm: Challenged HMS Renard.


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30 March 1917

Malta to Mudros and at Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

1.45am: Lithari Light N83°W.

3.00am: Challenged HMS Grasshopper.

11.53am: Passed Mudros Boom. Course and speed as requisite for entering Mudros & going alongside collier.

12.40pm: Secured alongside collier SS Glenbridge.

2.00pm: Discharged one Petty Officer and 1 stoker to HMS Blenheim.

2.30pm: Discharged one cot case to Blenheim.

5.00pm: One Stoker Petty Officer & 1 stoker joined ship from Blenheim.

5.25pm: Let go from collier.

5.34pm: Dropped port anchor.

6.30pm: One rating rejoined ship from Blenheim.

7.00pm: Discharged 1 Wireless Telegraphy rating to Blenheim.

10.00pm: Darkened ship.


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31 March 1917

Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

11.10am: HMS Comet towed HMS Fury from anchorage to HMS Blenheim.

pm: Hands employed on Upper deck.

1.54pm: Comet anchored.

2.00pm: HMS Redpole anchored. Hands make & mend clothes.



LOGS FOR APRIL 1917


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1 April 1917

Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

9.00am: Sent one rating to HMS Blenheim to sick bay.

9.45am: Rating returned aboard.

pm: Hands make and mend clothes.


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2 April 1917

Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

8.00am: HMS Comet & HMS Redpole sailed.

9.00am: Sent director of after tube to HMS Blenheim for repair. All boats' crews pull around the fleet, General Quarters, collision stations & abandon ship stations.

2.58pm: HMS Grampus, HMS Pincher, HMS Rattlesnake anchored.

3.15pm: Director for after tube sent aboard from Blenheim.


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3 April 1917

Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

8.50am: Divisions with night clothing.

9.00am: All boats’ crews pull round the fleet. General Quarters. Prepared to take in tow forward. Hands employed as requisite on Upper deck.

10.45am: HMS Basilisk anchored.

11.45am: HMS Grampus sailed.

1.00pm: Hands received payment. Hands make and mend clothes.


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4 April 1917

Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

am: Exercised General Quarters. Rifle drill.

am&pm: Hands employed on Upper deck.

1.30pm: HMS Comet & HMS Redpole anchored.

3.30pm: HMS Wolverine anchored.


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5 April 1917

Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

9.00am: Hands mustered bedding.

pm: Leave to Port Watch. Hands make and mend clothes.

6.00pm: Uninoculated men sent to HMS Blenheim for medical examination.


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6 April 1917

Mudros [& at sea & Kephalo]

Lat 40.16, Long 25.98 [Location at 2.50pm]

6.45am: Two ratings joined ship from HMS Blenheim.

7.52am: Weighed anchor.

8.00am: Took station astern of HMS Basilisk and proceeded out of harbour.

8.21am: Passed boom.

8.34am: Kombi abeam ½ mile.

8.55am: Prepared for sweeping.

9.10am: Commenced sweeping with Basilisk. 10 knots.

9.15am: Increased to 15 knots. Station 1¼ cables on her port beam.

10.15am: Slipped sweep wire.

10.15am: Towing target for Basilisk. Basilisk carried out .303 aiming practice.

10.45am: Basilisk towed target. Exercise Action carried out .303 aiming practice of OOQ [Officer of Quarters] firing (.303).

11.15am: Set course N50°E.

2.15pm: Passed HMS Rattlesnake.

2.50pm: Entered Kephalo, passed boom.

3.05pm: Left Kephalo & proceeded to patrol.

3.35pm: Commenced patrolling mainly Northern part of South Patrol.

5.00pm: Guns’ crews to loader & Sightsetters to drill.

7.00pm: Darkened ship.


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7 April 1917

On patrol

Lat 39.93, Long 25.98 [Estimate from noon bearing]

am: Patrolling mainly North part of South patrol.

0.12am: Observed bright flashing light bearing E ship’s position. S36°E 6 miles from Niger Light.

9.50am: Exercised General Quarters. Fired .303 aiming, carried out OOQ firing, HMS Basilisk towing target.

11.10am: Resumed patrol. Patrolling southern part of South patrol.

Noon: True bearing and distance: Rabbit Island [Tavsan Adasi] East 3 miles.

pm: As requisite for patrolling Southern end of South patrol.

4.45pm: Carried out OOQ firing – .303. Seamen to rifle practice. Basilisk towing target.

6.00pm: Resumed patrol. Patrolling Northern end of South patrol.

7.00pm: Darkened ship.


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8 April 1917

On patrol

Lat 39.95, Long 26.03 [Estimate from noon bearing]

am: Patrolling North end of South patrol.

4.40-4.41am: Observed searchlight burning on Kum Kale.

7.00am: Closed HMS Staunch and sent letters.

10.00am: Hands to General Quarters.

10.20am: HMS Basilisk opened fire on trenches at Cape Yukeri. [Yukyeri Point/Kum Burnu]

10.28am: Basilisk ceased fire.

10.40am: Fired 8 rounds common shell at trenches N72°E of Yukeri Point. Distance 4000 – 5000 yards.

11.00am: Carried out .303 aiming & OOQ firing.

11.45pm: Proceeded to patrol.

Noon: True bearing and distance: Mavro [Tavsan Adasi] Light S70°E 2 miles.

1.50pm: Took station astern of Basilisk. Course & speed as requisite for entering Kephalo.

1.53pm: Passed boom.

1.59pm: Came to.

3.15pm: Uninoculated men sent to HMS Grafton for examination.

3.55pm: Uninoculated men returned aboard.

6.15pm: Weighed and proceeded out of Kephalo.

6.27pm: Passed boom.

7.00pm: Darkened ship.

8.00pm: Commenced patrolling Northern end of South patrol.

8.15pm: Observed searchlight burning on Kum Kale.


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9 April 1917

On patrol & at Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24 [Location at 12.20pm]

am: Patrolling North end of South patrol

3.53-3.54[?]am: Observed searchlight burning on Cape Helles.

8.40am: Closed HMS Scorpion & HMS Wolverine who sent their reports. Proceeded & carried out Full Power trial.

10.05am: Course & speed as requisite for preparing to sweep.

10.24am: HMS Basilisk's wire carried away.

10.52am: Grass line parted.

10.53am: Revolution telegraph jammed. Negative sweeping. Set course WbyN.

Noon: Course & speed as requisite for entering Mudros.

12.12pm: Passed boom.

12.20pm: Came to.

2.45pm: Weighed & proceeded alongside collier SS Glenbridge.

3.00pm: Secured alongside.

4.45pm: Stopped coaling for tea.

5.15pm: Recommenced coaling.

6.44pm: Finished coaling. Let go from collier & proceeded alongside HMS Staunch. Towed her from HMS Blenheim to anchorage & proceeded to anchor.

7.22pm: Came to.


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10 April 1917

Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

am: Hands employed on the upper deck and cleaning boats.

1.05pm: HMS Fury left harbour.

6.20pm: Uninoculated men sent to HMS Blenheim for medical examination.

7.00pm: Uninoculated party returned aboard. Received one ½[?] box .303 ammunition.


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11 April 1917

Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

7.00am: All boats’ crews pull round the fleet.

am: Hands employed provisioning ship and as requisite.

9.10am: Lighter (motor) K15 came alongside.

9.25am: HMS Redpole & HMS Comet sailed.

11.10am: Motor lighter K15 left ship.

11.20am: HMS Scourge anchored.

pm: HMS Bulldog got under weigh & carried out torpedo firing.

2.40pm: Comet anchored.

3.10pm: Bulldog anchored.

5.00pm: Exercised General Quarters.

5.30pm: All guns’ crews to loader.

6.00pm: Uninoculated men sent to HMS Blenheim.

6.45pm: Redpole entered harbour & went alongside Blenheim. Uninoculated party returned.


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12 April 1917

Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

7.30am: One hand went to Recreation ground for working party.

8.00am: HMS Scourge & HMS Basilisk sailed.

9.05am: All boats’ crews pull round the fleet.

10.10am: Exercised General Quarters.

Noon: HMS Wear sailed.

12.08pm: HMS Scorpion, HMS Wolverine, HMS Staunch & HMS Fury anchored.

pm: Leave to watch from 1.15 to 4.30. Hands make and mend clothes.

2.55pm: Wolverine proceeded to carry out torpedo firing.

3.45pm: Wolverine anchored.

6.15pm: Uninoculated men sent aboard HMS Blenheim for medical inspection.

7.20pm: HMS Arno anchored. Uninoculated men returned aboard.

8.45pm: Darkened ship.


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13 April 1917

Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

6.00am: Lighted No. 4 boiler for distilling purposes.

8.00am: HMS Comet & HMS Redpole sailed.

9.00am: All boats crews pull round the fleet.

9.10am: Landed one rating for Recreation ground working party.

1.15pm: Hands employed on Upper deck.

5.00pm: Exercised General Quarters.

6.15pm: Uninoculated men sent to HMS Blenheim for medical inspection.

7.00pm: Uninoculated party returned aboard.

7.05pm: Concert party sent to Blenheim for HMS Lord Nelson's Concert.


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14 April 1917

Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

6.15am: HMS Pincher proceeded to carry out torpedo firing.

8.00am: HMS Staunch & HMS Fury sailed.

am: Hands employed on the Upper deck.

pm: Hands make and mend clothes. Leave to the watch 1.15 to 6.30.

6.10pm: Uninocculated men sent to HMS Blenheim. Stoker Slade inoculated 1st injection.

7.15pm: Uninoculated party returned aboard.


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15 April 1917

Mudros [& at sea]

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

pm: Hands make and mend clothes. Leave to the watch 1.15 to 5.30.

2.55pm: Ordered to raise steam immediately. All boats & liberty men recalled. Watch on board employed preparing for sea.

6.00pm: HMS Scourge anchored.

6.20pm: Weighed and proceeded out of harbour.

6.45pm: Passed boom.

6.49pm: Kombi abeam ¾ mile.

8.00pm: Observed second searchlight on Cape Helles. Sighted Ponente Light N75°E.

8.20pm: Observed second searchlight on Cape Helles.

9.01pm: Observed searchlight on Kum Kale.

9.50pm: Closed HMS Basilisk & patrolled North patrol astern of her.

11.58pm: Observed searchlight in direction of Mudros.


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16 April 1917

On patrol [& at Kephalo & Mudros]

Lat 40.16, Long 25.98

0.55am: Observed searchlight on Kum Kale.

6.30am: Left patrol & proceeded to South patrol.

8.00am: Closing HMS Comet, HMS Staunch, HMS Fury & HMS Redpole for reports.

10.00am: Course & speed as req. for entering Kephalo. Exercised General Quarters.

10.19am: Passed boom.

10.29am: Came to. Kephalo.

Noon: Staunch, Fury & HMS Scorpion anchored.

1.25pm: Scorpion got under weigh.

2.55pm: Commanding Officer of HMS Latona came aboard for passage to Mudros. Weighed and left Kephalo. Course & speed as req. for rounding Cape Kephalo.

pm: Sounding machine carried away, canvas screens round Chart house rails, conning tower and port side of foc'sle carried away through heavy weather. Port Navel pipe cover carried away.

6.39pm: Passed boom at Mudros.

6.50pm: Commanding Officer of Latona left ship.

7.15pm: Secured alongside collier SS Glenbridge.

7.50pm: Discharged one signal rating to HMS Blenheim.

11.20pm: Searchlight lighted up the entrance of harbour.


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17 April 1917

Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

5.40am: Commenced coaling.

am: Took in 56 tons of coal.

7.55am: Let go from collier. Proceeded to anchor.

8.08am: Came to.

5.00pm: General Quarters. All guns’ crews to loader.

6.10pm: HMS Foxhound got under way. Uninoculated men sent to HMS Blenheim for medical examination.

7.00pm: Uninoculated party returned aboard.

7.20pm: HMS Arno anchored.


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18 April 1917

Mudros [& at sea]

Lat 39.84, Long 25.72 [Obs]

7.00am: HMS Comet proceeded to torpedo range.

7.53am: Weighed anchor.

8.00am: HMS Chelmer took station astern; proceeded out of harbour.

8.07am: Passed Comet.

8.22am: Passed boom.

8.32am: Kombi abeam ½ mile.

8.55am: Cape Irene NbyE 1½ miles, prepared for sweeping.

9.22am: Commenced sweeping. Chelmer 1 cable on the port beam speed 15 knots.

9.29am: Chelmer's kite carried away. Reduced to 6 knots.

9.30am: Speed as requisite for picking up Chelmer's kite.

9.32am: Ribble's kite struck by propeller.

10.10am: Dropped target, Chelmer dropped target. General Quarters. Carried out OOQ [Officer of Quarters] firing with .303.

11.15am: Hauled in targets. Set course N62°E.

12.24pm: Observed heavy explosion near Cape Niger [Imbros].

12.40pm: Commenced patrolling.

1.00pm: Sighted British mine. Lat 39°58’N, 25°52’E.

1.20pm: Sank mine by rifle fire.

1.30pm: Proceeded.

5.39pm: Closed Chelmer.

8.45pm: Observed searchlights on Kum Kale and Cape Helles.

11.35pm: Sighted a floating mine in Lat 39°59’N, Long 25°57’E. Lost sight of it owing to darkness.


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19 April 1917

On patrol

Lat 39.86, Long 26.09 [Estimate off Gadero Island]

am: Patrolling centre of South patrol. Searchlight burning in direction of Seddul Bahr during greater part of watch.

2.45am: Stopped patrolling to stem the sea.

7.00am: Proceeded to South end of main patrol.

9.30am: General Quarters & Fire Stations.

10.00am: All guns’ crews to loader, sightsetters to drill.

Noon: Off Gadaro Island. [Nisis Gaidharos]

5.15pm: Fire Quarters and Abandon ship stations.

7.00pm: Proceeded to centre of South patrol.

7.30pm: Patrolling centre of South patrol.

8.00am: Observed searchlights on Kum Kale & in direction of Mudros.

8.12pm: Observed searchlight burning behind Cape Tekeh, being in Lat 39°59’N 25°57’E, searchlight bearing N70°E.

9.10-9.12pm: Observed white light in Narrows.


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20 April 1917

On patrol

Lat 40.1, Long 26.0 [Estimate off Aliki]

am: Searchlight on Cape Helles burning during greater part of watch.

2.00-3.30am: Observed white light in Narrows.

7.00am: Sent letters to HMS Scorpion & proceeded to South patrol.

7.30am: Sent signals by boat to HMS Chelmer.

10.20am: Carried out .303 aiming.

10.45am: Sent boat to HMS Comet for mails.

11.20am: Picked up target.

11.30am: Proceeded to Aliki.

Noon: Off Aliki Boom

12.03pm: Heard gunshot from the Eastward.

12.30pm: Relieved Chelmer off Aliki Boom.

2.30pm: Relieved by HMS Basilisk. Proceeded to Aliki.

2.35pm: Passed boom.

2.40pm: Came to.

6.30pm: Weighed and proceeded out of Aliki.

6.35pm: Passed boom.

7.35pm: Passed Chelmer.

7.55pm: Commenced patrolling.

10.00pm: Received orders to stem the sea.


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21 April 1917

On patrol

Lat 40.13, Long 25.99

am: Hove to.

am: Searchlight burning on Cape Helles during greater part of watch.

3.57am: Observed searchlight in direction of Kephalo.

7.45am: Sighted Mavro Island S40°E.

7.50am: Altered course to Aliki.

8.20am: Passed boom.

8.25am: Came to.

Noon: In Aliki Bay

pm: Hands make and mend clothes.

6.30pm: Weighed and proceeded out of Aliki HMS Chelmer astern 4 cables.

6.39pm: Passed boom. On patrol.

pm: As requisite for patrolling Northern patrol.

pm: Observed searchlight bearing EbyS, ship being E 5 miles from Cape Kephalo, burning during greater part of watch.


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22 April 1917

On patrol & at Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

am: As requisite for patrolling North patrol.

am: Searchlight burning on Cape Helles for greater part of watch.

5.40am: Closed HMS Redpole who sent her reports.

6.00am: Closed HMS Comet & HMS Fury who sent her reports.

am: Course & speed as requisite for entering harbour.

8.45am: Passed Mudros [boom?].

9.40am: Secured alongside collier SS Shakespeare.

am: Took in 90 tons of coal.

12.10pm: Let go from collier & proceeded to anchor.

12.30pm: Came to.

6.17pm: HMS Chelmer anchored.


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23 April 1917

Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

7.45am: Working party sent to HMS Blenheim.

10.50am: Motor Lighter came alongside with new kite.

11.10am: Received one half box of .303 ammunition from Blenheim.

pm: Hands employed refitting gear.

4.15pm: Working party returned from Blenheim.

5.00pm: Read Court Martial returns.

5.25pm: All guns’ crews to loader.

6.10pm: Uninoculated party sent to Blenheim.

6.50pm: Uninoculated party returned aboard.

7.00pm: One stoker joined ship from HMS Basilisk.

7.30pm: One stoker discharged to Blenheim.


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24 April 1917

Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

7.00am: HMS Chelmer got under weigh to go to torpedo range.

7.45am: Working party sent to HMS Blenheim. One stoker to be inoculated sent to Blenheim for injection.

8.00am: Working party and stoker returned aboard.

9.45am: HMS Basilisk sailed.

11.00am: HMS Redpole anchored.

12.50pm: HMS Rattlesnake anchored.

pm: Hands employed on the Upper deck.

2.15pm: HMS Comet anchored.

6.10pm: Sent uninoculated men to Blenheim.

7.00pm: All gun sights tested and adjusted. Uninoculated men returned aboard.


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25 April 1917

Mudros [& at sea]

Lat 39.7, Long 25.3 [Estimate off Mudros]

5.35am: HMS Chelmer weighed and proceeded alongside collier.

9.20am: Captain “D” & Lieut. Commander Thom (G.) RN came aboard. [Flight Commander George Thom?]

9.21am: Weighed and proceeded out of harbour. Chelmer took station astern.

9.43am: Passed HMS Lord Nelson carrying out 12” & 9.2” sub calibre practice.

9.45am: Passed boom.

10.00am: Kombi abeam ½ mile.

10.25am: Carried out B firing.

11.30am: Closed Chelmer, who let go target. Sent boat to her for carpenter.

11.57am: Set course for Mudros.

12.50pm: Passed boom.

1.10pm: Came to. Returned target. Captain D & Lieut. Commander left ship.

1.25pm: Spotting Officers came aboard. Weighed & proceeded out of harbour towing Patt No. 6 target.

1.55pm: Passed boom.

2.22pm: Kombi abeam ½ mile.

3.20pm: Cape Irene West 3 miles. Veered target. 7th Division carried out E firing.

3.44pm: 7th Division open fire.

3.51pm: 7th Division ceased fire.

3.55pm: Hauled in target.

4.26pm: Set course N46°W.

5.25pm: Passed boom at Mudros.

5.45pm: Sent target to HMS Blenheim.

6.00pm: Secured alongside collier SS Boveric.


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26 April 1917

Mudros and on patrol

Lat 40.1, Long 26.0 [Estimate off Aliki]

5.40am: Commenced coaling. Took in 30 tons of coal.

6.30am: Finished coaling. Let go from collier.

6.38am: Came to.

7.58am: Weighed anchor. Took station astern of HMS Comet.

8.00am: Proceeded out of harbour.

8.22am: Passed boom.

8.32am: Kombi abeam ¾ mile.

11.05am: Ponente Point S23°E, Mavro E.

11.40am: Patrolling outside Aliki Boom.

Noon: Off Aliki boom

1.00pm: HMS Chelmer closed to make signal.

pm: Hands make and mend clothes.

7.50pm: On Main patrol. Patrolling Northern part of South patrol.

8.05pm: Observed searchlight in direction of Mudros.

8.42 till 8.52pm: Observed searchlight in direction of Seddul Bahr.

9.50 till 9.55pm: Observed searchlight in direction of Seddul Bahr.


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27 April 1917

On patrol

Lat 40.1, Long 26.0 [Estimate off Aliki]

am: Patrolling mainly North part of Main Patrol.

am: Observed searchlight near Kephez Point, burning intermittently through the watch.

4.19 to 4.23am: Observed searchlight near Cape Kephez. [Kepez Burnu]

4.35-4.36am: Observed searchlight near Cape Kephez.

8.00am: Patrolling off Aliki Boom.

9.30am: General Quarters, Fire & Collision stations. All guns’ crews to loader, & sightsetters to drill.

Noon: Off Aliki boom.

pm: Hands make and mend clothes.

7.00pm: Darkened ship.

7.55pm: Arrived on South end of South patrol.

pm: Searchlight on Kum Kale burning intermittently throughout the watch.


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28 April 1917

On patrol & at Mudros

Lat 39.75, Long 25.35 [Estimate from location at 12.02pm]

Midnight: As requisite for proceeding to the Westward of Imbros.

0.15am: Passed HMS Chelmer on patrol.

2.10am: As requisite for proceeded East of Niger Point.

2.50am: Observed searchlight in direction of Mudros.

3.00am: Searchlight out; proceeded to South end of patrol.

4.06am: Observed searchlight in direction of Kum Kale.

4.10-4.12am: Searchlight burning in direction of Kum Kale.

6.30am: Commenced patrolling between Mavro Island and Mount Elias.

9.30am: Carried out .303 aiming for C firing.

10.20am: Picked up target.

12.02pm: Cape Irene abeam 1½ miles.

12.52pm: Passed boom.

1.24pm: Secured alongside HMS Harpy alongside HMS Blenheim. Hands employed preparing ship for refit.

2.40pm: Store lighter came alongside.

4.30pm: Hands employed shifting stores.


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29 April 1917

Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

7.15am: Roman Catholic Church party sent to HMS Blenheim.

8.30am: Roman Catholic Church party returned aboard.

9.00am: HMS Scourge sailed.

am: Hands employed overhauling gear & drawing slops.

1.00pm: Leave to watch and part.

5.15pm: Uninoculated party discharged to Blenheim.

6.30pm: Liberty men returned aboard.


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30 April 1917

Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

7.00am: Let go from HMS Blenheim.

7.55am: Tug Nero No. 5 secured alongside. Towed by tug to floating dock at East Mudros.

7.55am: Entered dock.

7.58am: Secured in dock.

8.30am: Hands employed scrubbing & scrapping ships' bottom.

pm: Hands employed scraping & scrubbing ship's side & bottom.

5.00pm: Fire stations read & exercised.


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LOG BOOK – 1ST MAY 1917 TO 30TH JUNE 1917


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[Front page of log book split over 2 scanned pages]

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This is to certify that this is the original log of HMS Ribble for the period from May 1st 1917 to June 30th 1917.

[Signed] H.P. Keeley Lieut. in Command

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The ordinary speed or consumption has not been exceeded between May 1st 1917 and June 30th 1917

[Signed] H.P. Keeley Lieut. in Command July 1st 1917

HMS Blenheim 19th July 1917

Submitted, observing ... No remarks [Signed] HL Hammond Lieut. Commander(D)

Forwarded [Stamped] F. Clifton Brown Captain (D) Fifth Destroyer Flotilla

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Barometer

Aneroid

Name of Maker and number: Negretti & Zamba 3259

Height of cistern above sea: 14 feet.

Thermometers for Air Temperature

S & A Calderara's thermometer for sea temperatures was used for air temperatures from 1st May till 1st June 1917, inclusive.

Position in Ship: Bridge

Whether in screen: No

Maker and No.: A.C. Cossor & Son 1370C & 1371C From 2.6.17 To 30.6.17

Wet & Dry thermometers, Nos 1370C & 1371C were brought into use at 4am on the 2nd June 1917.

Thermometers for Sea Temperature

{The same thermometer is used for both Sea and Air temperatures 1.5.17 – 1.6.17 inclusive}

Maker and No.: S & A Calderara From 1.5.17 To 30.6.17


[From 1st to 7th May, at 5pm Fire Stations]



LOGS FOR MAY 1917


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1 May 1917

Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

am&pm: Hands employed scraping ship’s side.


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2 May 1917

Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

am&pm: Hands employed scraping ship’s side.


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3 May 1917

Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

am&pm: Hands employed scraping ship’s side.


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4 May 1917

Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

am&pm: Hands employed scraping and painting ship’s side.


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5 May 1917

Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

am&pm: Hands employed painting ship’s side.


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6 May 1917

Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

am: Hands employed as requisite and turning out blocks for boats falls.

pm: Hands to make & mend clothes. Leave to the watch.


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7 May 1917

Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

7.30am: Hands employed chipping upper deck fittings.

8.30am: Hands employed red-leading ship & overhauling boats’ gear.

pm: Hands employed scraping & painting ship.


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8 May 1917

Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

7.27am: Towed by tug Nero out of dock.

7.37am: Nero came alongside.

7.47am: Secured to buoy NE of dock.

8.15am: Nero came alongside. Let go from buoy. Towed alongside HMS Blenheim.

9.07am: Secured alongside HMS Staunch alongside Blenheim.

9.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship and as requisite, returning all canvas gear. Bosn’s & gunners party.

1.15pm: Slipped astern of Blenheim with Staunch. Hands employed refitting ship. Bosn’s & gunners party employed as req.

3.30pm: Hauled up alongside with Staunch.

5.20pm: Coal lighter came alongside.


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9 May 1917

Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

8.20am: HMS Staunch slipped astern of HMS Blenheim. No. 2 funnel lifted by Blenheim. Hands employed discharging coal. Torpedo party scraping torpedo tubes, when lifted by Blenheim.

pm: Hands employed discharging coal.

8.35pm: All coal discharged except 7.5 tons for culinary purposes.


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10 May 1917

Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

7.00am: Coal lighter towed away.

8.50am: Divisions. With night clothing. Hands employed refitting ship. Bosn’s & gunners party carry on, remainder as req.

1.15pm: Hands employed refitting ship.

3.30pm: Lighter came alongside. Working party employed getting in stores.


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11 May 1917

Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

8.10am: Lighter came alongside and secured.

8.50am: HMS Staunch dropped astern of HMS Blenheim.

9.00am: Secured alongside Blenheim.

9.20am: Sent Berthon boat to Blenheim for repairs.

am&pm: Hands employed refitting ship. Bosn’s & gunners party carry on, remainder as req.

1.00pm: HMS Wear anchored.

1.30pm: Staunch hauled up alongside Blenheim.


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12 May 1917

Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

8.50am: Divisions with night clothing.

9.00am: HMS Chelmer anchored.

am: Hands employed refitting ship. Bosn’s & gunners party carry on, remainder as req.

10.15am: HMS Fury & HMS Jed anchored.

pm: Hands make and mend clothes.


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13 May 1917

Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

7.20am: Roman Catholic Church party sent to HMS Blenheim.

8.10am: Hands employed refitting ship. Bosn’s & gunners party carry on, remainder as req.

8.15am: Roman Catholic Church party returned aboard.

10.30am: Rounds.

pm: Leave to watch. Hands make and mend clothes.

6.00pm: Replaced broken wire aft.

7.00pm: Place extra hawser aft.


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14 May 1917

Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

am&pm: Bo’s’n’s & sailmaker’s & Gunner’s parties carry on. Remainder of hands employed refitting wires.

pm: HMS Staunch took in 1.75 Tons coal from us.


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15 May 1917

Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

5.55am: HMS Staunch dropped astern of HMS Blenheim.

6.00am: Secured alongside Blenheim. Staunch & HMS Fury sailed.

8.55am: Bo’s’n’s party carried on. Remainder of hands employed refitting wires and hawsers.

9.30am: HMS Pincher & HMS Rattleship entered harbour. Received whaler’s & dinghy’s falls.

1.15pm: Bo’s’n’s party carried on. Remainder of hands employed refitting wires & fitting screens.

5.00pm: One rating joined from Blenheim.

7.15pm: HMS Chelmer sailed.


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16 May 1917

Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

am&pm: Bo’s’n’s & sailmaker’s parties carried on. Remainder of hands employed refitting ship.

am: Received Berthon boat’s falls.

4.30pm: Hands employed scraping gun pedestals.

4.45pm: Awning stanchions & stove pipes sent to HMS Redpole for Malta.

6.45pm: One rating left ship for HMS Pincher.


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17 May 1917

Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

6.00am: HMS Scorpion & HMS Wolverine sailed.

7.10am: Sent Roman Catholic Church Party to HMS Blenheim. [Ascension Day]

7.15am: HMS Jed proceeded to run torpedoes.

7.40am: Jed returned & secured alongside.

7.55am: Roman Catholic Church Party returned aboard.

8.45am: Divisions with night clothing.

8.50am: Bo’s’n’s & sailmaker’s parties carry on. Remainder of hands employed refitting & scraping ship.

11.55am: HMS Pincher & HMS Rattlesnake anchored.

12.45pm: HMS Racoon & HMS Grasshopper anchored.

1.15pm: Bo’s’n’s & sailmaker’s parties carried on. Remainder of hands employed chipping round conning tower.

4.30pm: Hands employed scraping guns & torpedo tubes.

4.45pm: Rattlesnake sailed.

6.55pm: Pincher, Racoon & Grasshopper sailed.


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18 May 1917

Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

1.10am: One rating placed under sentry's charge.

5.45am: HMS Jed cast off and proceeded to anchor.

8.15am: Sent recreation ground party to HMS Blenheim.

9.00am: Divisions with night clothing.

am: Bo’s’n’s party carried on. Remainder of hands employed chipping paintwork and as requisite.

9.15am: HMS Redpole anchored.

10.00am: Jed proceeded alongside Redpole.

10.55am: Jed anchored, Redpole sailed.

1.15pm: Dropped astern of Blenheim.

1.25pm: Bo’s’n’s party carried on. Remainder of hands employed chipping paintwork under bath screen.

2.15pm: HMS Fury secured alongside Blenheim.

2.25pm: Secured alongside Fury. Torpedo party working about torpedoes.

5.00pm: Recreation party returned aboard.


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19 May 1917

Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

0.30am: Rounds.

8.15am: Sent Recreation Ground party to HMS Blenheim.

8.45am: Hands to Divisions with night clothing.

8.58am: Bo’s’n’s party and sailmaker’s party carry on. Remainder of hands employed refitting ship as required.

9.15am: HMS Bulldog & HMS Foxhound anchored.

9.30am: Foxhound proceeded to run torpedoes.

10.45am: Foxhound anchored.

1.15pm: Hands make and mend clothes. Leave to watch from 1 to 5.

2.30pm: Recreation Ground working party returned aboard. Hands employed returning stores & empties to Blenheim.

3.00pm: HMS Staunch sailed.

7.20pm: Drew two cases from Blenheim.


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20 May 1917

Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

6.00am: HMS Wear & HMS Usk sailed.

7.15am: Roman Catholic Church party sent to HMS Blenheim.

8.10am: Roman Catholic Church party returned aboard.

8.50am: Hands employed cleaning and stowing a[?] shackle of cable after survey and as requisite for refitting.

9.00am: Secured hawser forward.

pm: Hands make and mend clothes. Leave to watch and part.

1.00pm: One signal rating discharged to Blenheim.

6.25pm: Liberty men returned aboard.


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21 May 1917

Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

7.55am: HMS Savage anchored.

8.45am: Divisions with night clothing.

8.55am: Hands employed rigging fo’c’sle awning & shifting seamen's gear onto fo’c’sle.

10.40am: HMS Pincher & HMS Rattlesnake entered harbour & proceeded alongside collier.

1.15pm: Hands employed painting messdeck and refitting ship.

1.35pm: Rattlesnake anchored.

1.48pm: Pincher anchored.


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22 May 1917

Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

2.10am: HMS Blenheim dropped second anchor. Furled awnings.

8.50am: Hands employed splicing wires & hoisting boats.

10.20am: Tug came alongside. Cast off from HMS Fury. Towed to anchorage.

10.45am: Came to port anchor; dropped starboard anchor underfoot.

1.15pm: Hands employed splicing wires, painting seamen's messdeck & making coaling straps.

10.00pm: Set anchor watch.

[Wind force 4 during most of the day]


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23 May 1917

Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

am: Keeping anchor watch.

8.25am: Stokers working party came abroad from HMS Blenheim.

am&pm: Hands employed scraping ship & painting seamen's messdeck.

7.00pm: Weighed starboard anchor; shortened in to 2 shackles on Port cable. [Wind force dropped to 1 or 2]


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24 May 1917

Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

9.30am: HMS Staunch came alongside. Weighed anchor. Towed to HMS Blenheim cove.

10.15am: Made fast alongside HMS Fury. Staunch sailed.

11.55am: Hostile aeroplane sighted.

3.05pm: HMS Rattlesnake weighed & went alongside collier.

3.50pm: Rattlesnake anchored.

10.00pm: Put out another hawser.


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25 May 1917

Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

8.45am: HMS Staunch anchored. Hands employed scraping whaler & on the upper deck.

10.45am: HMS Fury dropped astern of HMS Blenheim & anchored. Made fast alongside Blenheim.

1.15pm: Hands employed scraping & painting whaler & as requisite for refitting.


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26 May 1917

Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

9.20am: Divisions with night clothing.

pm: Hands make & mend clothes. Leave to watch and part from 1 – 6pm.

3.30pm: One rating discharged to HMS Chelmer.

4.25pm: Libertymen returned aboard.

4.55pm: One rating joined ship from HMS Racoon.

5.00pm: HMS Staunch sailed.


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27 May 1917

Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

6.45am: Church of England Church party sent to HMS Blenheim.

7.10am: Roman Catholic Church party sent to Blenheim.

7.30am: Church of England Church party returned aboard.

8.10am: Roman Catholic Church party returned aboard.

8.35am: HMS Staunch anchored.

8.47am: Hands employed getting up stores & cleaning warhead magazine.

11.10am: HMS Pincher & HMS Savage secured alongside collier.

11.15am: Hands employed returning stores.

pm: Hands make and mend clothes. Leave to watch and part from 12.40[?] till 6.0.

3.10pm: HMS Arno sailed.


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28 May 1917

Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

6.00am: Away all boats’ crews, pull round the fleet.

8.00am: Sent one hand to HMS Blenheim for Recreation Rround working party.

9.45am: HMS Lowestoft weighed and proceeded to anchor on Blenheim’s starboard quarter.

5.00pm: Dinghy returned by Blenheim.


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29 May 1917

Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

6.00am: HMS Scorpion & HMS Wolverine sailed.

8.00am: Sent one hand to HMS Blenheim for Recreation Ground working party.

12.30pm: HMS Wear anchored.

12.45pm: HMS Fury anchored.

1.30pm: HMS Staunch & Fury sailed.

4.15pm: Rating for Recreation Ground party returned aboard.

5.03pm: One rating discharged to Blenheim.

5.05pm: Provision Lighter came alongside. Hands employed provisioning ship.

5.50pm: Lighter cast off.

5.55pm: One rating joined ship.


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30 May 1917

Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

6.00am: Away all boats’ crews, pull round the fleet.

9.00am: HMS Pincher & HMS Savage sailed.

9.25am: HMS Foxhound & HMS Bulldog entered harbour & proceeded alongside collier.

9.15am: Divisions with night clothing.

11.50am: Foxhound anchored.

12.15pm: Bulldog anchored.

1.15pm: Working party employed getting in stores from HMS Blenheim. Remainder of hands employed on upper deck.

3.40pm: Dropped astern of Blenheim. Collier went alongside Blenheim.

5.00pm: Hauled up alongside collier.

8.15pm: HMS Arno sailed.


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31 May 1917

Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

5.15am: Commenced coaling.

7.30am: Breakfast.

8.05am: Recommenced coaling.

9.00am: HMS Usk & HMS Wear sailed.

10.10-10.20am: Winch broken down.

10.25am: HMS Staunch anchored.

10.45am: Finished coaling.

10.50am: HMS Fury anchored.

10.50am: Towed from collier to anchorage.

11.05am: Came to.

12.30pm: Weighed and proceeded to carry out steam trial.

12.45pm: Passed boom. Courses & speed as requisite for steam trial in swept area.

1.50pm: Passed boom.

2.10pm: Came to.

4.30pm: Working party from HMS Blenheim left ship.

5.30pm: One rating joind ship from Blenheim.

6.00pm: Hands received monthly payment.

8.40pm: HMS Arno anchored.



LOGS FOR JUNE 1917


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1 June 1917

Mudros [& at sea]

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

8.35am: HMS Arno secured alongside HMS Blenheim.

am&pm: Hands employed on upper deck.

1.40pm: Working party drawing stores.

3.40pm: Working party returned aboard.

4.04pm: Weighed & proceeded to close HMS Heliotrope & Greek steamer Lyric.

4.18pm: Passed Arno.

4.20pm: Closed Heliotrope & convoy.

4.40pm: Passed boom.

4.55pm: Kombi abeam ½ mile.

5.00pm: Action stations.

6.00pm: Took station on port bow of convoy 3 – 4½.

6.20pm: Zig zagging 2 points.

7.15pm: Sighted 2 destroyers & convoy ESE.

7.45pm: Darken ship.

8.30pm: Dropped astern of convoy.


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2 June 1917

Mudros to Salonica and at Salonica

Lat 40.56, Long 22.9

0.26am: Kassandra Light N29°W 13 miles.

3.50am: Challenged HMS Folkestone.

4.30am: Took station on Port bow of convoy. Commenced zig zagging 2 points.

6.35am: Stopped zig zagging. Took station astern of convoy, following HMS Heliotrope.

6.51am: Passed French destroyer.

7.15am: Passed Italian Transport.

7.46am: Cape Kara [Akra Megalo Emvolo] N80°E.

7.55am: Passed Oil steamer G 22.

8.05am: Passed boom at Salonica.

9.00am: Secured alongside collier SS Tiverton.

9.55am: Finished coaling. Took in 50 tons of coal.

10.10am: Let go & proceeded to anchor.

10.20am: Came to.

Noon: Distance – From Mudros to Salonica 165 miles.

pm: Hands make & mend clothes. Leave to Special leave men from 4 to 7.

6.05pm: Working party employed drawing stores.

7.00pm: Liberty men returned aboard.


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3 June 1917

Salonica to Salamis and at Salonica

Lat 39.8, Long 23.2 [By Cross Bearings]

6.00am: Ribble & HMS Kennet weighed and proceeded.

6.35am: Italian Hospital Ship Albaro correct.

7.12am: Passed boom.

8.00am: Passed 2 destroyers & convoy.

8.54am: At Point A. Commenced to zig zag on starboard bow of convoy.

10.15am: Passed SS Begum.

10.20am: Stopped to adjust steering gear.

10.30am: Proceeded.

11.10am: General Quarters. Guns’ crews to loader. Sightsetters to drill.

12.35pm: In Lat 39°43’N. Long 20°12’E.

7.05pm: Sighted Skyros Island SbyE.

8.00pm: Darken ship.

10.25pm: Sighted Skyros Light.


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4 June 1917

Salonica to Suda Bay

Lat 37.4, Long 24.1 [By Cross Bearings]

1.40am: Phassa Light S18°W.

4.15am: Passed River class destroyer in Doro Channel.

4.30am: Passed steamer.

8.00am: Hands employed furling Quarter Deck awning, and cleaning ship.

9.50am: In 37°34’N. 23°24’E. Passed Trawler No.511ND[?]. Challenged French Destroyer GRBT[?], who joined escort.

10.38am: Left escort. HMS Kennet took station on starboard beam 2 miles.

11.47am: St. Georgio's Light House N83°W 5 miles.

10.45am: Exercised Action.

1.53pm: Anti Milo [Antimilos] Island abeam 5 miles.

4.20pm: In 36°1’N. 24°10’E. Sighted Crete Island bearing South.

4.30pm: Passed HMS Heroic.

5.40pm: Kennet took station astern.

6.22pm: Passed boom at Suda.

6.50pm: Secured alongside collier Momsassa [SS Mombassa?].(No steam on winches)

7.00pm: HMS Aster & HMS Honeysuckle sailed.

7.15pm: Heroic entered Harbour.

7.30pm: Commenced coaling. Hospital ship & 2 Japanese destroyers sailed.

7.30pm: Supper.

8.00pm: Recommenced coaling. Issued extra ration of lime juice.

10.55pm: Let go from collier & proceeded to anchor.

11.05pm: Came to in B5 billet.

11.30pm: Pipe down.


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5 June 1917

Suda Bay

Lat 35.50, Long 24.08

8.55am: Hands employed on upper deck.

10.50am: HMS Gazelle anchored.

Noon: Two air bottles sent aboard from air station for charging.

pm: Hands make and mend clothes.


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6 June 1917

Suda Bay

Lat 35.50, Long 24.08

8.45am: Divisions, prayers, physical drill, boat pulling, collision stations & abandon ship. Exercise Action.

10.40am: Hands employed on upper deck.

pm: Hands make and mend clothes.


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7 June 1917

Suda Bay to Salonica

Lat 36.5, Long 24.1 [By Cross Bearings]

4.58am: Weighed and proceeded out of Suda.

5.15am: Took station astern of HMS Mosquito.

5.36am: Passed boom.

5.40am: Joined SS Abbassieh.

11.00am: Passed French trawler. Passed 4 ships escorted by two French destroyers, about 5 miles.

6.40pm: Passed HMS Comet in Thermia Channel.

7.35pm: Sighted a sloop and a destroyer, escorting two ships.

7.45pm: Darkened ship.

9.30till10pm: Passing through Doro Channel.

9.55pm: Phassa Light abeam 8 miles.


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8 June 1917

Suda Bay to Salonica [& at Trebuki Bay]

Lat 38.78, Long 24.59

0.33am: Skyros Light N12°W.

4.50am: Took station astern of convoy.

5.00am: Stopped.

5.20am: Proceeded. Course & speed as requisite for entering Trebuki [Bay, Skyros].

5.56am: Came to.

11.45am: Spread Quarter Deck awning.

pm: Hands make and mend clothes.

6.30pm: Weighed & proceeded out of Trebuki. Course & speed as requisite for leaving Trebuki astern of convoy.

6.48pm: Passed boom.

6.58pm: Took station on port bow of convoy.

7.00pm: Zig zag 5.

8.00pm: Darkened ship.

9.00pm: Stopped zigzagging. Took station astern of HMS Mosquito 2 cables.

10.48pm: Zig zag 7.

11.20pm: Took station on port bow of convoy.


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9 June 1917

Suda Bay to Salonica and at Salonica

Lat 40.56, Long 22.9

1.06am: Psathura Light N60°W.

4.00am: Zig zag 5.

4.35am: Sighted Kassandra Point Light.

6.50am: French destroyer joined escort.

8.00am: Passed two Japanese destroyers.

am: Hands employed preparing for coaling & refitting coaling straps.

9.10am: Passed HMS TB.18.

9.30am: Stopped zigzagging.

9.40am: Took station astern of convoy.

9.50am: Passed French destroyers MG & OT[?].

9.55am: One pair of binoculars lost overboard by accident.

10.55am: Passed boom.

11.20am: Port engine broke down.

11.40am: Secured alongside collier SS Tiverton.

12.30pm: Commenced coaling.

2.15-2.35pm: Winch broke down. Took in 75 tons of coal.

3.15pm: Completed coaling.

3.20pm: Let go from collier.

3.35pm: Came to.

3.50pm: Weighed & shifted berth.

4.00pm: Came to. (Served out extra ration of lime juice while coaling).

6.15pm: HMS Jed & HMS Kennet proceeded alongside collier.


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10 June 1917

Salonica to Suda Bay

Lat 39.8, Long 23.4 [By Cross Bearings]

6.00am: Weighed & proceeded.

6.30am: Convoy correct.

6.40am: Passed boom.

6.55am: Cape Kara East 1½ miles.

8.15am: Mount Hortiach [Mount Chortiatis?] N40°E 26 miles. Zig zag No. 7.

11.40am: Passed 4 Greek ships escorted by 2 French patrol boats.

1.55pm: Passed 1 French patrol boat.

4.10pm: Passed HMS Rowan.

5.50pm: Passed HMS Heroic, HMS Colne escorting SS Pacuare.

7.50pm: Darken ship.

9.15pm: Dropped astern of convoy.

10.30pm: Took station on starboard bow of SS Abbassieh.

11.40pm: Commenced zigzagging ahead of convoy.


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11 June 1917

Salonica to Suda Bay via Salamis

Lat 36.6, Long 24.1 [By Cross Bearings]

1.00am: Courses as requisite for passing Doro Channel.

3.30am: As requisite for passing through Thermia Channel.

5.10am: Passed 2 steamers bearing S30°W 7 miles. Sighted 2 Destroyers (Japanese?) in Thermia Channel.

7.45am: Signalled French destroyer who took over escort.

2.00pm: In 35°59’N, 24°10’E received SOS signal from Japanese destroyer Sakaki in Lat 36°10’N Long 23°51’E, proceeded at once to her assistance.

3.00pm: Arrived, found Sakaki, torpedoed, & Matsu screening her. Sent boat to Sakaki for wounded. Passed towing wire.

3.10[?]pm: Sakaki in tow stem first.

3.25pm: French destroyer arrived. Got wounded aboard & hoisted boats. Set course for Suda Bay.

3.35pm: HMS Jed joined escort.

4.00pm: HMS Partridge II joined escort.

4.35pm: Jed proceeded to escort SS Osmanieh.

6.15pm: Partridge II proceeded to Suda to report arrival.

6.30pm: HMS Gazelle joined escort.

8.05pm: Towing wire parted.

8.30pm: Secured Sakaki wire & proceeded.

11.23pm: Passed boom.

Bow sheet grating, 1 15ft fir oar, 3 crutches lost from whaler, 1 bass crutch lost from berthon boat, when nearly swamped by wash of HIJMS Matsu.

[Sakaki was torpedoed by Austro-Hungarian submarine U-27 with the loss of 68 men]


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12 June 1917

Suda Bay

Lat 35.50, Long 24.08

0.20am: Came to.

0.40am: Tug John Payne went alongside Sakaki & towed her to HMS Dalhousie.

1.00am: Hospital boat came alongside for wounded.

1.35am: Pipe down.

5.45am: Weighed & proceeded alongside collier SS Mombassa.

6.10am: Secured alongside collier.

8.00am: Commenced coaling.

Noon: Finished coaling.

12.20pm: let go from collier.

12.30pm: Came to in A5 berth.


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13 June 1917

Suda Bay

Lat 35.50, Long 24.08

8.45am: Hands employed scrubbing awnings & as requisite.

pm: Hands make & mend clothes. Land 1 Petty Officer & two men for patrol.

5.10pm: Action stations. All guns’ crews to loader.

8.12pm: Patrol returned aboard.


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14 June 1917

Suda Bay to Salonica

Lat 35.9, Long 24.2 [By Cross Bearings]

8.55am: Weighed & proceeded in company with HMS Basilisk. Course & speed as requisite for leaving Suda astern of SS Tydeus.

9.28am: Passed boom.

9.55am: Commenced to zigzag on port bow of convoy.

3.58pm: Action stations. Porpoises mistaken for periscope of submarine.

8.45pm: Passed French destroyer in Thermia Channel.


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15 June 1917

Suda Bay to Salonica

Lat 39.7, Long 23.8 [By Cross Bearings]

4.00am: Took station on port bow of convoy.

4.10am: Commenced zigzagging.

8.45am: Passed Trawler 324.

am: Hands employed cleaning ship & splicing 3½ “ wire.

9.45am: Passed steamer.

2.30pm: Convoy stopped zigzagging.

6.05pm: Took station astern of SS Tydeus. Course & speed as requisite for entering Salonica.

6.48pm: Passed boom.

7.20pm: Came to.

7.40pm: Weighed & proceeded alongside collier SS Tiverton.

7.55pm: Secured alongside.


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16 June 1917

Salonica to Alexandria

Lat 40.4, Long 22.8 [By Cross Bearings]

4.30am: Commenced coaling.

am: Stay bolt bracket, bottle[?] screw bent while coaling & fixing lever broken on foremost tube.

7.05am: Finished coaling.

7.10am: Let go from collier.

7.20am: Came to.

10.00am: Weighed & closed HMS Basilisk.

10.20am: Took station astern of Basilisk. Course as requisite for leaving harbour.

11.20am: Took station astern of convoy SS Kashmir.

11.25am: Passed boom.

11.40am: Took station on port bow of convoy.

1.00pm: Passed French escorts & convoy.

3.05pm: Commenced to zigzag.

7.00pm: Psathura Light SW 12 miles.

9.30pm: Took station astern of convoy. Stopped zigzagging.


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17 June 1917

Salonica to Alexandria

Lat 36.2, Long 27.0 [By Cross Bearings]

3.50am: Took station on port bow of SS Kashmir.

4.20am: Commenced zigzagging.

10.15am: Exercise Action.

5.00pm: Passed sloop (HMS Azalea?).

8.25pm: Took station astern of Kashmir. Stopped zigzagging.


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18 June 1917

Salonica to Alexandria and at Alexandria

Lat 31.21, Long 29.9

3.50am: Took station on port bow of SS Kashmir. Commenced zigzagging.

10.35am: Sighted land bearing from S60°E to S10°W.

11.00am: Entered swept channel.

11.38am: Took Stations astern of HMS Basilisk.

11.55am: Passed breakwater.

12.05pm: Came to.

2.00pm: Weighed & proceeded alongside coal wharf.

2.25pm: Secured alongside coal wharf.

3.15pm: Commenced coaling.

5.45pm: Let go from wharf & proceeded to anchorage.

6.04pm: Came to.


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19 June 1917

Alexandria [& at sea]

Lat 31.21, Long 29.9

am: Hands employed on the upper deck.

pm: Hands make & mend clothes.

4.20pm: HMS Renard & HMS Grampus entered harbour.

4.30pm: Sent 7 oil drums to motor lighter.

5.55pm: Weighed & proceeded astern of SS Cestrian.

6.15pm: Passed breakwater.

6.25pm: Took station astern of HMS Racoon.

7.35pm: Passed SS Saxon escorted by HMS Rifleman & (HMS Alarm?)

7.40pm: Passed North end of Swept channel.

8.00pm: Stationed astern of Racoon.


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20 June 1917

Alexandria to Salonica

Lat 34.1, Long 28.8 [By Cross Bearings]

4.30am: Convoy commenced Zigzag No. 7.

4.40am: Took station on port bow of convoy.

7.15pm: Sighted land ahead bearing N45°W.

8.00pm: Took station astern of convoy & HMS Racoon.


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21 June 1917

Alexandria to Salonica

Lat 37.5, Long 26.0 [By Cross Bearings]

4.10am: Took station on port bow of SS Cestrian.

4.30am: Commenced Zigzag No. 7.

11.10am: Passed SS Abbassieh escorted by HMS Heliotrope & HMS Colne.

5.10pm: Abandon ship stations.

6.35pm: Passed steamer distant 7 miles.

7.00pm: Passed Armed Boarding steamer. Distances would not permit of signalling.

8.40pm: Dropped astern of HMS Racoon.


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22 June 1917

Alexandria to Salonica and at Salonica

Lat 40.56, Long 22.9

1.25am: Passed unknown steamer.

3.40am: Passed steamer & two escorts.

4.10am: Took station on port bow of SS Cestrian. Zigzag No. 7.

5.15am: Sighted balloon bearing NE.

7.30am: Observed two French seaplanes.

8.30am: Took station ahead of convoy. HMS Racoon proceeded into harbour. Course & speed as requisite for entering harbour.

9.25am: Passed boom.

9.27am: Stopped & received letter from PL.146.

10.10am: Came to.

12.30pm: Racoon proceeded alongside collier.

3.45pm: Weighed anchor & proceeded to collier.

3.57pm: Secured alongside collier SS St. Dunstan. Commenced coaling.

4.15 to 4.30pm: Anti-aircraft batteries engaged hostile aeroplane.

8.00pm: Finished coaling.

8.05pm: Let go from collier.

8.15pm: Came to.


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23 June 1917

Salonica [& at sea]

Lat 40.56, Long 22.9

7.45-8.00am: Anti-aircraft guns engaged hostile aircraft.

6.00pm: Weighed & proceeded out of Salonica astern of HMS Racoon & convoy SS Cestrian.

6.45pm: Passed boom.

7.00pm: Cape Kara East 1 mile.

7.35pm: Passed TB.1[?].


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24 June 1917

Salonica to Alexandria and at Mudros

Lat 39.2, Long 24.9 [By Cross Bearings]

4.30am: Commenced zigzag No. 7.

7.40am: Sighted unknown steamer ENE.

9.30am: In Lat 38°47’N Long 24°58’E SS Cestrian torpedoed in starboard side of boiler room.

9.38am: Went alongside starboard side of Cestrian. Took 750 troops aboard.

9.40am, 9.52am, 9.57am: Fired at objects believed to be submarine.

10.00am: Let go from Cestrian. Course & speed as req. for signalling HMS Racoon. Sent dinghy to pick up survivors.

10.25am: Ceased fire. Set course N6°W 20 knots.

10.40am: Altered course N4°W 22 knots.

11.20am: Sighted: 2 ships {HMS Folkestone ~ & T.324(?)} NE

11.40am: Sighted Strati Island N10°E

pm: As requisite for entering Mudros, landing troops, discharging wounded & Cestrian’s survivors & going alongside collier.

2.15pm: Passed boom.

2.30pm: Came to off South pier.

2.40pm: Sent troops ashore in motor lighters.

3.25pm: Weighed & closed Rewa [hospital ship]. Sent 1 wounded officer & 1 man to Rewa. Sent 9 officers & 10 men of Cestrian to N.T.O.[Naval transport Office?] Proceeded to collier SS St. Dunstan.

4.00pm: Secured alongside collier.

5.30pm: Commenced coaling.

7.25pm: Finished coaling. Let go from collier.

7.50pm: Came to

2,10ft fir oars, 2 crutches & bow sheet gratings lost from dighy while rescuing men in the sea.

[From wrecksite: ‘British troopship Cestrian, on a voyage from Salonica to Alexandria with 800 troops and horses, was sunk by German submarine UB-42... 3 crew members were killed. Splendid discipline among the embarked troops was the sole reason that none were lost’. From CWGC the crew members killed were Harold Hodgson, Isaac Woods and Peter McCue]


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25 June 1917

Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

8.50am: Divisions with Night Clothing.

11.16am: HMS Mosquito & HMS Harpy anchored.

6.00pm: HMS Scorpion sailed.

7.15pm: HMS Racoon sailed.


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26 June 1917

Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

9.00am: HMS Foxhound & HMS Bulldog weighed and proceeded.

1.15pm: HMS Wear & HMS Welland anchored.


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27 June 1917

Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

6.05am: Out Kedge anchor. Kedge round to NE.

6.20am: Evolution completed.

6.30am: Replaced gear.

10.15am: HMS Savage & HMS Grampus anchored.

10.45am: HMS Renard anchored.

11.50am: Abandon ship stations.

11.55am: HMS Wolverine anchored.

pm: Hands make & mend clothes. Leave to watch from 1 till 6.30pm.

6.20pm: Concert party left ship.

Midnight: Concert party returned aboard.


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28 June 1917

Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

5.45am: Air bedding.

7.55am: Lent 1 hand to HMS Blenheim for shore working party.

am: Hands employed tautening guard rails & as requisite on the upper deck.

10.20am: Drew one drum of oil & 1 grass hawser from Blenheim.

pm: Hands make & mend clothes. Leave to watch from 1.30 till 6.30.

12.30pm: Sent aquatic sports party to Blenheim.

2.30pm: HMS Colne & HMS Usk anchored.

6.30pm: Sent concert parties to Blenheim.

6.45pm: Liberty men returned aboard.

11.00pm: Concert parties returned aboard.


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29 June 1917

[Mudros &] on patrol

Lat 39.72, Long 25.25 [By Cross Bearings]

7.00am: 2 ratings discharged to HMS Blenheim.

9.00am: Weighed & proceeded out of harbour astern of HMS Colne.

9.22am: Passed boom.

9.55am: Prepared for sweeping.

10.08am: Heard about 16 rounds of gunfire in direction of Strati.

10.15am: Commenced sweeping.

10.45am: General Quarters.

11.07am: Slipped wire.

11.20am: Heard 13 rounds of heavy gunfire about N.

2.15pm: Stopped & sent boat to HMS Wear.

3.45pm: Course & speed as requisite for entering Kusu Bay. [Kuzu Limani]

4.03pm: Passed boom at Kusu.

4.06pm: Stopped & sent letter to HMS Edgar.

4.06pm: Monitor commenced bombarding Gaba Tepe.

4.07pm: Left Kusu.

4.09pm: Passed boom. Course as requisite for rounding Cape Kephalo.

5.30pm: Commenced patrolling North end of Main patrol.

5.55pm: Closed 9th sub.

6.05pm: Took station SE of Wear. As requisite for 1” aiming practice.

6.50pm: Set course N55°E astern of HMS Colne 1½ cables.

8.10pm: Commenced patrolling North Patrol astern of Colne.

8.20pm: Darkened ship.


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30 June 1917

On patrol [& at Aliki]

Lat 39.93, Long 25.90 [By Cross Bearings]

am: As requisite for patrolling North Patrol.

5.05am: Set course for South Patrol.

5.40am: Commenced patrolling South end of South Patrol.

9.40am: Streamed target.

9.55am: HMS Colne carried out .303 firing.

10.05am: Hauled in target.

10.20am: Carried out .303 aiming practice.

10.50am: Ceased fire.

2.05pm: Course & speed as requisite for entering Aliki.

2.39pm: Passed boom.

2.45pm: Came to.

5.00pm: All guns’ crews to the loader. Sightsetters to drill.

5.03pm: Enemy shell pitched near grey hut at Kephalo.

6.45pm: Weighed & proceeded out of Aliki.

7.00pm: Passed boom.

7.17pm: Closed HMS Welland & sent reports.

7.22pm: Set course for North Patrol.

7.45pm: Commenced patrolling North Patrol.

8.06pm: Darken ship. HMS Usk took station astern 2 cables.


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LOG BOOK – 1ST JULY 1917 TO 31ST AUGUST 1917


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[Front page of log book split over 2 scanned pages]

[Signed] P.K.L. Phillips Temp. Midshipman RNR

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This is to certify that this is the original log of HMS Ribble for the period from 1st of July to 31st August 1917.

[Signed] H.P. Keeley Lieut. in Command 1/9/17

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The ordinary speed or consumption has not been exceeded during the period July 1st – Aug 31st 1917

[Signed] H.P. Keeley Lieut. in Command 2nd Sept 1917

HMS Blenheim 8th Sept 1917

Submitted, observing ... No remarks [Signed] HL Hammond Lieut. Commander(D)

Forwarded [Stamped] Captain (D) Fifth Destroyer Flotilla 16 Oct 1917

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[Other instruments same as previous log book]

Thermometers for Sea Temperature

Maker and No.: T.A. Reynolds From 1.9.17 To 31.8.17



LOGS FOR JULY 1917


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1 July 1917

On patrol [& Kusu Bay]

Lat 40.23, Long 25.96

am: As requisite for North Patrol.

1.20, 1.30, 1.55, 2.10, 3.00am: Observed searchlights on Capes Kephez & Helles.

5.00am: Course & speed as requisite for Kusu.

5.06am: Passed boom at Kusu.

5.10am: Came to in A1 Berth.

8.00am: Hands spread awnings.

9.40am: Trawler 348 sailed.

pm: Hands make & mend clothes.

3.30pm: RFA Brighton sailed. [No Brighton listed on Historical RFA site]

6.30pm: Weighed & proceeded out of Kusu. Proceeding to South Patrol.

6.39pm: Passed boom.

7.10pm: Stopped. HMS Savage & HMS Wolverine sent reports.

7.25pm: Passed PL.185.

8.05pm: Commenced patrolling Southern end of Main Patrol.


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2 July 1917

On patrol [& at Mudros]

Lat 39.99, Long 25.87 [By Cross Bearings]

am: As requisite for South end of Main Patrol.

0.20am: Searchlight at Kephez burning till 0.30.

6.50am: Signalled T.348.

9.23am: Prepared for sweeping.

9.29am: Commenced sweeping.

10.23am: Stopped, slipped wire. Proceeded to carry out .303 firing.

11.30am: Recommenced patrolling Main Patrol.

1.10pm: Passed 4th Sub.

2.10pm: Course & speed as requisite for entering harbour [Mudros]. HMS Usk took station astern.

3.02pm: Passed boom.

3.25pm: Secured alongside collier SS Wilton.

4.00pm: Commenced coaling.

6.07pm: Usk anchored.

8.45pm: Took in 87 tons of coal. Finished coaling. Let go from collier.

8.52pm: Came to.


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3 July 1917

Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

8.45am: Torpedo party came aboard from HMS Blenheim.

8.50am: Weighed & proceeded to torpedo range.

9.12am: Fired torpedo & proceeded to pick it up & to close Blenheim.

9.38am: Came to.

10.45am: Weighed & proceeded to torpedo range.

11.05am: Fired torpedo & proceeded to pick it up & to close Blenheim.

11.20am: Came to.

2.00pm: Sent boat for provisions.

3.45pm: Sent concert party to Blenheim.

6.15pm: Uninoculated party sent to Blenheim.

7.25pm: Uninoculated men returned aboard.


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4 July 1917

On patrol [& at Mudros]

Lat 39.57, Long 25.29 [By Cross Bearings]

6.05am: Let go bower (starboard) anchor.

6.10am: Weighed starboard anchor.

6.15am: All boats’ crews pull round the flotilla.

8.55am: Weighed.

9.00am: Proceeded out of harbour, HMS Usk astern.

9.17am: Passed boom.

9.27am: Kombi abeam 1 mile.

9.47am: Prepared for sweeping.

10.25am: Commenced sweeping SSW. 14 knots. Tenedos Island being bombarded by enemy batteries.

11.25am: Stopped, slipped wire & set co NE.

2.00pm: Closed HMS Wear.

3.30pm: Commenced patrolling North end of Main patrol.

5.12pm: Stopped to drop targets.

5.30pm: Sighted 9 British aeroplanes, bearing West, steering East. Heard heavy firing from enemy shore from 4 – 6.30.

5.40pm: Carried out 1” aiming practice.

6.00pm: Course as requisite for circling round targets.

6.20pm: Sighted 9 British aeroplanes steering West.

6.20pm: Closed Wear.

6.30pm: Carried out 1” Divisional firing.

7.00pm: Cease fire. Set course NE for North Patrol. Usk astern 1½ cables.

7.30pm: Passed HMS Harpy.

8.15pm: Commenced patrolling North Patrol Usk astern 2 cables.

11.00pm till 2.30: The moon undergoing [total lunar eclipse]

11.17pm: Observed searchlight bearing N85E from Kephalo Light.


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5 July 1917

On patrol [& at Aliki]

Lat 40.01, Long 25.89 [By Cross Bearings]

0.20am: Observed searchlight on Cape Helles for two minutes.

2.15am: Challenged unknown ship. Reply correct.

4.45am: HMS Usk proceeded to Main patrol.

6.30am: Enemy batteries shelling Tenedos.

8.15am: Course & speed as requisite for Kusu Bay.

9.20am: Proceeded as requisite for Main patrol.

10.30am: General Quarters. Exercised submarine action.

10.50am: As requisite for closing HMS Wear.

11.00am: Proceeded.

11.50am: Proceeded to Aliki.

12.50pm: Passed boom at Aliki.

12.58pm: Came to.

5.00pm: All guns’ crews to loader & sightsetters to drill. Exercised Voice Pipe numbers.

6.32pm: Usk entered Aliki.

6.38pm: Weighed & proceeded out of Aliki. Course & speed as requisite for proceeding to North Patrol.

7.53pm: Commenced patrolling North patrol.


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6 July 1917

Kusu Bay [& on patrol]

Lat 40.23, Long 25.96

4.50am: Proceeded as requisite for Kusu.

5.20am: Passed Kusu boom.

5.27am: Came to.

12.25pm: Observed heavy explosion N68°E from Kusu in direction of Salt Lake on Suvla.

5.00pm: General Quarters. Carried out loader & sightsetter drill.

6.13pm: Weighed & proceeded out of Kusu.

6.24pm: Passed boom.

7.00pm: Stopped & sent reports to HMS Savage.

7.50pm: Arrived on main patrol.

8.29pm: Observed large fire on Bashika Point. [Besige Burnu]

8.35pm: HMS Usk took station astern.

pm: Observed searchlight on Kilid Bahr between 9.04 & 10.00.

10.00pm: Fire on Bashika Point died out.

10.38, 10.43, 10.47pm: Observed gun flashes between Bashika & Yukeri. [Yukyeri Point/Kum Burnu]

10.45, 10.48, 10.56pm: Observed white rockets N80°E from centre of patrol.

11.15pm: Left patrol to close Mavro Island.


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7 July 1917

On patrol & at Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

0.05am: Course & speed as requisite for proceeding to Main patrol.

0.30am: Commenced patrolling South end of patrol.

am: Tenedos Island being shelled by batteries on Yukeri & Bashika.

5.55am: Heard heavy firing in direction of Tenedos.

7.50am: Prepared for sweeping.

8.00am: Sweeping with HMS Usk.

8.45am: Stopped, slipped wire & proceeded to carry out .303 firing.

9.20am: Proceeded to Mudros.

9.49am: Passed boom.

10.12am: Secured alongside collier SS Rugbeian.

am: Took in 88 tons of coal.

1.40pm: Usk left collier & anchored.

3.50pm: HMS Wolverine proceeded alongside collier.

3.55pm: Let go from collier.

4.02pm: Came to.

7.45pm: Hands received quarterly payment.


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8 July 1917

Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

6.00am: Hands spread awning on Quarterdeck.

8.45am: Hands employed on the upper deck.

9.00am: HMS Wear & HMS Welland sailed.

10.50am: HMS Savage anchored.

pm: Hands make & mend clothes.

6.00pm: Sent uninoculated party to HMS Blenheim.

7.40pm: Uninoculated party returned aboard.


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9 July 1917

Mudros [& at sea]

Lat 39.62, Long 25.50 [By Cross Bearings]

6.50am: HMS Colne towed alongside HMS Blenheim.

7.30am: HMS Renard proceeded alongside collier.

8.55am: Weighed & proceeded out of harbour, HMS Usk astern.

9.17am: Passed boom.

9.20am: Passed HMS Raglan.

9.27am: Kombi S80°W ¾ mile.

9.52am: Prepared for sweeping.

10.20am: Commenced sweeping with Usk.

10.38am: Sweep wire parted. Stopped & hove in.

11.05am: Proceeded.

11.15am: Streamed target. 10th Sub carried out .303 firing.

Noon: Cease fire. Hauled in targets.

Noon: Distance – From Mudros till Noon 26 miles.

12.05pm: Usk took station on starboard beam 2 miles.

1.20pm: As requisite for closing HMS Wear.

2.15pm: Proceeded down patrol line.

2.55pm: Patrolling South end of Main Patrol.

5.45pm: Stream target. Closed 9th sub, to carry out 1” Divisional firing.

6.00pm: As requisite for 1” Divisional firing.

7.00pm: Cease fire. Hauled in target.

7.12pm: Course as requisite for proceeding to North Patrol.

8.00pm: Commenced patrolling North Patrol Usk astern 3 cables.

9.50pm: Observed searchlight on Cape Helles.


[See Map of Dardanelles for several of the locations mentioned below]


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10 July 1917

On patrol

Lat 40.02, Long 25.89 [By Cross Bearings]

0.10am: Observed about 20 flashes over Cogada[?].

1.10am: Observed large number of flashes over Cajadere. [Koja Dere/Kuija Dere?]

1.30am: Observed searchlight on Cape Helles.

1.58am: Observed 1 white & 1 red Very's lights over Kephalo answered by 2 white lights on Kephalo.

2.10-2.25am: 45 flashes over Buluk Hanafart [Buyuk/Biyuk Anafarta?] & Cajadere & in direction of Maghram.

2.45am: White rocket over Kusu. [Kuzu Limani]

2.47am: Number of aeroplanes passed ahead steerly southerly course.

9.05am: Heavy firing heard from the Straits.

9.07am: Came to off Cape Niger. Examined Cape Niger Light.

10.05am: Weighed & proceeded down patrol line to patrol.

10.25 to 10.42am: Heavy gunfire heard in direction of the Straits.

12.25pm: Observed a fire on Cape Bashika.

12.15pm: Proceeded, course as requisite for Aliki.

pm: Passed boom at Aliki. Came to.

5.35pm: Shell burst to the Westward of Grey hut at Kephalo.

6.42pm: Weighed & proceeded out of Aliki.

6.51pm: Passed boom. Course as requisite for proceeding to North patrol.

7.15pm: Sent correspondence to HMS Welland.

7.30pm: Sank buoy by gunfire.

7.45pm: Commenced patrolling North Patrol.

9.05-9.30pm: Searchlight burning in direction of Cape Kephez.

10.15-10.17pm: Cape Helles searchlight burning.

10.35pm: Cape Helles searchlight burning for 1 minute.

10.45-10.55pm: Cape Kephez searchlight burning.


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11 July 1917

On patrol [& Kusu Bay]

Lat 40.23, Long 25.96

am: As requisite for patrolling North Patrol.

5.00am: Proceeded as requisite for Kusu Bay.

5.35am: Passed boom.

5.44am: Came to.

8.36am: Weighed anchor & shifted berth.

8.41am: Came to in A5 Berth.

pm: Hands make & mend clothes.

6.20pm: Weighed & proceeded out of Kusu.

6.28pm: Passed boom, course & speed as requisite for rounding Grafton Point.

7.15pm: Stopped & collected reports from HMS Rattlesnake & HMS Wolverine.

7.24pm: Set course SW.

7.40pm: Stopped & collected reports from HMS Bulldog.

7.50pm: Proceeded to close HMS Foxhound.

8.07pm: Collected Foxhound’s reports.

8.10pm: Commenced patrolling South end of Main patrol.

9.25pm: HMS Usk took station astern 3 cables.

9.00-11.16pm: Observed searchlight on Domuz Derehsi [Deresi].

9.30pm: Searchlight on Kum Kale.

9.57-10.00pm: Searchlight South end Kephez. Silver beam.


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12 July 1917

[On patrol & at] Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

Midnight: Observed searchlight on Cape Helles.

am: As requisite for patrolling South end of Main patrol.

6.00am: Left Patrol.

6.15pm: Commenced full power trial.

6.45am: Finished full power trial.

7.30am: Commenced sweeping with HMS Usk.

7.54am: Stopped, slipped sweep.

8.06am: Sank British mine by gunfire.

8.30-9.15am: Sank 3 British mines by gunfire; one exploded. 39°43’N, 26°24’E.

10.00am: Passed Mudros boom.

10.20am: Secured alongside collier SS Rugbeian.

11.50am-12.30pm: Winch broke down.

12.35pm: Recommenced coaling.

1.30pm: Finished coaling. Let go from collier.

1.42pm: Came to.

6.10pm: Uninoculated men sent to HMS Blenheim.

7.20pm: Uninoculated men returned aboard.

7.30pm: Concert party sent to Blenheim.

11.30pm: Concert party returned aboard.


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13 July 1917

Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

8.30am: HMS Wolverine proceeded alongside collier.

9.00am: HMS Rattlesnake went alongside collier.

am: Hands employed on the Upper deck.

9.00am: HMS Wear & HMS Welland sailed.

9.20am: Divisions with Night Clothing.

10.55am: Wolverine anchored.

12.05pm: HMS Pincher proceeded alongside collier.

12.05pm: Rattlesnake anchored.

12.30pm: Discharged 8 ratings, sick, to HMS Blenheim.

pm: Hands make & mend clothes.

7.30pm: Sent concert party to Blenheim.

11.45pm: Concert party returned aboard.


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14 July 1917

[Mudros &] on patrol

Lat 39.63, Long 25.27 [By Cross Bearings]

8.55am: Weighed & proceeded out of harbour, HMS Usk astern.

9.15am: Passed boom.

9.27am: Kombi abeam ½ mile. Altered course ESE Usk bearing NW.

9.56am: Commenced sweeping with Usk.

11.00am: Slipped sweep & proceeded to Patrol.

2.15pm: Commenced patrolling Main Patrol.

2.35pm: Closed HMS Welland to pass signal.

3.50pm: Picked up Usk’s target.

5.00pm: Dropped targets. 1 1” breech block lost.

5.30pm: Carried out 1” aiming.

5.38pm: Joined 5th Division & carried out 1” aiming D firing.

6.38pm: Cease fire. Picked up target; joined Welland & waited outside Aliki for HMS Harpy.

7.20pm: Stopped & sent reports to Harpy.

7.25pm: Proceeded astern of Welland to North Patrol.

8.00pm: Commenced patrolling North patrol 2 cables astern of Welland.

8.15 to 8.25pm: Observed number of gun flashes on Cape Suvla.

9.30pm: Observed searchlight at Kephez.

9.56&10.00pm: Searchlight on Gaba Tepe.

10.03pm: Searchlight on Cape Helles.


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15 July 1917

On patrol [& at Aliki]

Lat 39.90, Long 25.90 [By Cross Bearings]

am: As requisite for patrolling North Patrol.

am: Searchlight buring on Kephez (silver beam) from 0.20 till 3.40.

5.00am: Altered course for South end of Main patrol.

6.10am: Commenced patrolling South end of Main patrol.

1.40pm: Left patrol. Set course for Aliki.

2.16pm: Passed boom at Aliki.

2.22pm: Came to.

4.45pm: HMS Wear sent one buoy for passage to Kusu.

6.35pm: Weighed & proceeded out of Aliki astern of HMS Welland.

6.44pm: Passed boom.

7.15pm: Commenced patrolling North Patrol.

pm: Silver beam searchlight on Kephez burning during greater part of watch.

9.48pm: Passed two PLs[?] steering North.

11.40pm: Kephalo Light out.


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16 July 1917

On patrol & at Kusu

Lat 40.23, Long 25.96

0.20-0.40am: Observed searchlight on Cape Helles.

0.35-0.40am: Searchlight on Kephez (Silver beam).

am: Patrolling North Patrol astern of HMS Welland

5.30am: Course & speed as requisite for proceeding to Kusu.

6.10am: Passed boom.

6.20am: Came to.

pm: Hands make & mend clothes.

2.10pm: HMS Bulldog distributed mails.

6.32pm: Weighed & proceeded out of Kusu.

6.38pm: Passed boom. Course & speed as requisite for rounding Grafton Point & Cape Kephalo.

6.50pm: All guns’ crews to loader & sightsetters to drill.

7.20pm: Collected reports from HMS Rattlesnake & HMS Wolverine.

7.55pm: Collected Savage’s reports.

9.07pm: Observed Kephez Silver beamed searchlight.

11.22-11.45pm: Observed searchlight on Cape Tekeh.


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17 July 1917

[On patrol & at ]Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

am: On South end of Main patrol.

0.02am: Observed searchlight on Kephez.

1.45am: Observed searchlight on Cape Helles.

3.45am: Examined T.3211.

8.57am: Passed boom.

9.20am: Alongside collier SS Rugbeian.

9.25am: Commenced coaling.

11.35am: Finished coaling.

11.45am: Let go from collier.

11.50am: Came to.

3.55pm: Discharged Rating under arrest to HMS Blenheim.

4.56pm: HMS Grampus sailed.

5.54pm: Discharged one stoker & 1 signalman to Blenheim.

5.45pm: Uninoculated men sent to Blenheim.

6.30pm: Returned. 1 stoker joined ship.

8.30-8.55pm: Exercised searchlight.


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18 July 1917

Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

8.45am: Drew provisions.

9.00am: 9th Sub sailed.

am: Hands employed cleaning boats & stowing provisions.

10.10am: HMS Chelmer anchored.

11.10am: HMS Rattlesnake anchored.

11.20am: HMS Wolverine anchored.

Noon: Depth charge pistol stripped & overhauled.

pm: Hands make & mend clothes. Leave to the watch from 1.30 till 6.30.

6.15pm: Uninoculated party sent to HMS Blenheim.

7.30pm: Uninoculated men returned aboard.

7.15pm: Sent concert party to Blenheim.


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19 July 1917

[Mudros &] on patrol

Lat 40.06, Long 25.92 [By Cross Bearings]

0.05am: Concert party returned aboard.

8.00am: Weighed & closed SS Dago.

8.22am: Secured alongside Dago. Took in provisions, ratings & mails for Tenedos & Imbros.

9.00am: Let go from Dago & proceeded out of harbour astern of HMS Welland.

9.25am: Passed boom.

1.01pm: Passed boom at Kusu.

1.05pm: Came to. Sent stores & ratings to HMS Edgar.

2.15pm: Weighed & proceeded out of Kusu.

2.25pm: Passed boom.

3.30pm: HMS Raglan fired 2 rounds at Yukeri batteries.

4.09pm: As requisite for closing Raglan & sending provisions & ratings & mails.

4.50pm: Proceeded to patrol.

5.17pm: Arrived on patrol.

6.25pmr: Heard heavy gun reports in direction of Tenedos & Yukeri Point.

7.34pm: Set course to close HMS Harpy.

7.47pm: Proceeded in wake of HMS Welland to North Patrol.

8.20pm: Arrived on patrol. Commenced patrolling astern of Welland.

9.15 to 9.30pm: Observed Cape Helles searchlight.

pm: Kephez silver searchlight burning:- 9.20-10.20, 10.40-11.15 & 11.25-11:45.


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20 July 1917

On patrol

Lat 39.93, Long 25.90 [By Cross Bearings]

am: On North patrol.

3.48am: Heard heavy reports in direction of Cape Suvla.

5.30am: Proceeded astern of HMS Welland to South end of Main Patrol.

6.10am: Commenced patrolling South end of Main Patrol.

8.10am: Heard heavy reports in SEly direction.

10.50am: General Quarters. Carried out .303 firing.

11.40am: Picked up target.

5.00pm: Stokers received musketry instruction.

5.30pm: Hauled in target.

7.40pm: Took station astern of Welland proceeded to North patrol.

8.00pm: Commenced patrolling North patrol.

8.15pm: Darken ship.

9.55pm: Observed Cape Helles searchlight. Also 10.55 to 10.57.

10.58pm: Observed Kephez silver searchlight.


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21 July 1917

On patrol [& at Kusu]

Lat 40.23, Long 25.96

am: On North patrol

am: Observed Kephez silver searchlight from 12.0 till 3.40.

6.20am: Left patrol & proceeded to Kusu.

7.04am: Passed boom at Kusu.

7.08am: Came to.

pm: Hands make & mend clothes.

1.56pm: HMS Savage distributed mail.

5.10pm: Weighed & proceeded out of Kusu.

5.20pm: Passed boom.

6.20pm: Collected reports from 9th Sub.

7.35pm: Sent letters to HMS Raglan & proceeded to Main patrol.

8.35pm: Arrived on patrol, took station 3 cables astern of HMS Welland.

8.50-10.45pm: Observed searchlight on Seddul Bahr.

10.45pm-Midnight: Observed Cape Helles searchlight.


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22 July 1917

[On patrol & at ]Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

am: On South end of Main Patrol.

0.15-0.35am: Observed Cape Helles searchlight.

am: Observed Kephez silver searchlight:- 0.10-0.40, 0.50-1.10, 1.20-1.45.

7.30am: Prepared for sweeping.

7.40am: Sweeping SW 13 knots.

8.15am: Wire jumped fairlead. Stopped, slipped & hauled in gear.

8.40am: Proceeded.

8.55am: Took station astern of HMS Welland.

9.20am: Passed boom.

9.55am: Secured alongside collier SS Rugbeian.

12.57pm: Welland anchored.

1.15pm: Finished coaling.

1.30pm: Let go from collier.

1.40pm: Came to.

6.00pm: Uninoculated men sent to HMS Blenheim.

6.10pm: 2 stokers joined ship from Blenheim. Discharged 1 stoker to Blenheim.


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23 July 1917

Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

6.00am: All boats’ crews pull round the fleet.

7.30am: HMS Rattlesnake entered harbour.

8.00am: Sent working party of one hand to HMS Blenheim.

8.00am: Divisions with night clothing. Hands employed on the upper deck.

9.00am: 9th sub sailed.

pm: Leave to watch from 1.30 till 7.0pm.

1.30pm: 1 rating joined ship from Blenheim.

5.20pm: Working party returned aboard.

5.30pm: Uninoculated party sent to Blenheim.

6.28pm: Veered to 4 shackles on port cable. Dropped starboard anchor underfoot.

7.00pm: Uninoculated party returned.

9.45pm: Sent 2 stokers to Blenheim. 3 stokers joined ship from Blenheim.


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24 July 1917

[Mudros &] on patrol

Lat 40.03, Long 25.88 [By Cross Bearings]

8.55am: Weighed & proceeded out of Mudros.

9.12am: Passed 7th Sub.

9.18am: Passed boom.

12.08pm: Proceeded to South end of main patrol.

12.25pm: Commenced patrolling South end of Main patrol.

5.00pm: Dropped target.

5.30pm: Set course N50°E 15 knots.

6.10pm: Stopped & sent reports to HMS Harpy.

6.16pm: Proceeded astern of HMS Welland to North Patrol.

7.00pm: Commenced patrolling North patrol 3 cables astern of Welland.

7.05-7.15pm: Heard gunfire in direction of Cape Suvla.

pm: Observed searchlight & bright flashes during the watch at entrance to the Dardanelles.


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25 July 1917

On patrol [& at Aliki]

Lat 39.96, Long 25.84 [By Cross Bearings?]

am: As requisite for North Patrol.

am: Kephez silver searchlight burning the whole watch.

5.45am: Set course for Main patrol.

7.00am: Commenced patrolling South end of Main patrol.

8.00am: Hostile aeroplane over Tenedos.

9.45am: General Quarters. Seamen exercised in musketry.

11.20am: As requisite for closing HMS Rattlesnake.

12.05pm: As requisite for closing HMS Welland.

12.20pm: As requisite for Aliki.

1.07pm: Passed boom.

1.14pm: Came to.

5.25pm: Weighed & proceeded out of Aliki.

5.30pm: Took station astern of HMS Wear.

5.35pm: Passed boom.

6.00pm: General Quarters. Carried out D firing.

6.45pm: Welland sent target aboard.

7.00pm: Course & speed as requisite for North Patrol.

7.40pm: Commenced patrolling North Patrol 3 cables astern of Welland.

9.45pm-Midnight: Kephez silver searchlight burning.

pm: Cape Helles searchlight burning between 10.20 & 10.30.


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26 July 1917

On patrol [& at Kusu]

Lat 40.23, Long 25.96

0.02am: Observed Cape Helles searchlight. Patrolling North patrol astern of HMS Welland.

2.03-2.07am: Observed Kephez silver searchlight.

6.00am: Proceeded course & speed as requisite for Kusu.

6.40am: Passed boom.

6.45am: Came to.

pm: Hands make & mend clothes.

5.06pm: Weighed & proceeded out of Kusu.

5.12pm: Passed boom. Course as requisite for rounding Cape Kephalo.

6.30pm: Collected HMS Scourge’s reports.

6.45pm: HMS Savage’s reports.

7.25pm: Stopped & sent letters to HMS M.2~ [end of line missing from scan]

7.40pm: Proceeded to patrol.

8.30pm: Commenced patrolling South end of Main patrol astern of Welland.

10.10-10.18pm: Observed Cape Helles searchlight.

11.15-11.21pm: Observed Kephez silver beamed searchlight.

11.40pm: Anti aircraft guns firing & searchlights observed at Mudros.

11.57pm: Searchlights out & guns ceased.


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27 July 1917

[On patrol & at ]Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

am: On South end of Main patrol.

0.15am: Observed searchlight on Cape Helles.

6.00am: Left patrol.

7.10am: Prepared for sweeping.

7.30am: Sweeping NW by W 13 knots.

8.10am: Proceeded.

8.30am: As requisite for entering Mudros.

8.53am: Passed boom.

9.16am: Alongside collier SS Rugbeian.

11.48am: Complete with coal.

11.50am: Let go from collier.

12.01pm: Came to.

1.20pm: Weighed & proceeded to run torpedoes.

2.02pm: Fired foremost torpedo.

2.12pm: Fired after torpedo. Proceeded to recover torpedoes.

2.25pm: Torpedoes recovered; proceeded alongside HMS Blenheim.

2.45pm: Secured alongside.

4.35pm: Let go from Blenheim & proceeded to torpedo range.

4.50pm: Fired foremost torpedo; proceeded to recover torpedo.

5.00pm: Picked up torpedo; proceeded alongside Blenheim.

5.20pm: Secured alongside. 3 ratings joined ship from Blenheim.

5.25pm: Read Warrant.

6.00pm: 2 stokers discharged to Blenheim.


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28 July 1917

Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

8.00am: Sent working party of one hand to HMS Blenheim.

8.45am: 9th Sub sailed.

am: Torpedo party stripping torpedoes. Hands employed painting upper deck. Carpenter's party fitting slips for depth charges.

11.05am: 3rd Sub anchored.

Noon: HMS Fury anchored.

1.15pm: Hands employed painting ship, torpedo party working about torpedoes.


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29 July 1917

Mudros & on patrol

Lat 39.80, Long 25.91 [By Cross Bearings]

6.45am: Sent Roman Catholic Church party to HMS Blenheim.

8.00am: Roman Catholic Church party returned.

8.45am: Let go from Blenheim & proceeded out of harbour astern of HMS Welland.

9.16am: Passed boom.

12.10pm: Closed HMS M.22.

12.25pm: Surgeon & marine left for Tenedos.

12.30pm: Course & speed as requisite for proceeding to Main patrol.

1.45pm: Closed HMS Usk & sent mails.

2.15pm: Commenced patrolling South end of Main patrol.

5.00pm: All guns’ crews to loader & sightsetters to drill.

7.55pm: Set course for North Patrol.

9.00pm: Commenced patrolling North patrol astern of Welland.

10.40pm: Welland carried out hydrophone exercise, Ribble steaming round her distant 5 cables, at 6 knots.


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30 July 1917

On patrol

Lat 39.93, Long 25.92 [By Cross Bearings]

am: As requisite for patrolling North patrol.

1.10am: Observed searchlight at Kephez.

2.08am: Observed searchlight at Kum Kale.

3.00am: Forebridge steering gear broke down. Stopped.

3.10am: Proceeded, steering from conning tower.

5.50am: Set course for Main patrol.

7.00am: Commenced patrolling South end of main patrol.

am: Stokers received musketry instruction. Sightsetters to drill. Hands employed in refitting funnel guys & examining cordite.

11.45am: Proceeded to North end of Main patrol.

5.00pm: General Quarters. Carried out 1” aiming practice.

5.40pm: Picked up target & carried on patrolling.

7.00pm: Left patrol & closed HMS Wear.

7.15pm: Sent reports to Wear.

7.10pm: Proceeded to NE patrol astern of HMS Welland.

8.00pm: Commenced patrolling NE patrol 3 cables astern of Welland.


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31 July 1917

[On patrol & at] Kusu Bay

Lat 40.23, Long 25.96

am: As requisite for patrolling North of Kusu nets.

6.00am: As requisite for entering Kusu.

6.28pm: Weighed & proceeded out of Kusu.

6.34pm: Passed boom. Took station astern of HMS Welland.

7.10pm: Collected reports from 7th Sub.

7.55pm: Proceeded to close Welland on patrol.

8.40pm: Commenced patrolling South end of Main patrol astern of Welland.

11.36-11.39pm: Observed Kephez golden beam and searchlight.



LOGS FOR AUGUST 1917


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1 August 1917

[On patrol & at ] Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

4.00am: As requisite for waiting outside Kephalo till daylight.

4.55am: Passed boom.

5.10am: Came to. Embarked 2 officers, 3 ratings & cot case.

5.25am: Weighed & proceeded out of Kephalo.

8.15am: As requisite for rounding Cape Irene & entering Mudros.

8.45am: Passed boom. Closed HMS Europa.

9.00am: Sent cot case to Rewa [Hospital ship] & officers & ratings to Europa.

9.05am: Proceeded to collier.

9.30am: Secured alongside collier SS Falls City.

10.10am: HMS Basilisk sailed.

11.20am: HMS Welland anchored.

11.35am: Bow wire carried away.

11.45am: Bow wire fast[?]. Recommenced coaling.

12.40pm: Complete with coal.

12.53pm: Let go from collier.

1.02pm: Came to.

4.00pm: 1 Rating joined ship.

6.05pm: One rating discharged to Blenheim.

8.30pm: HMS M.22 anchored.


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2 August 1917

Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

8.00am: Sent working party of 1 hand to HMS Blenheim.

8.20am: Hands employed cleaning boats & magazines.

9.00am: 9th Sub sailed.

10.20am: HMS Basilisk anchored.

10.40am: Sent Maxim gun to Blenheim for repair.

pm: Hands make & mend clothes.

1.30pm: Hands received monthly payment.

5.30pm: Working party returned.

5.35pm: HMS Rattlesnake anchored.


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3 August 1917

[Mudros &] on patrol

Lat 39.90, Long 25.83 [By Cross Bearings]

9.00am: Weighed & proceeded out of harbour astern of HMS Welland.

9.25am: Passed boom.

9.28pm: Passed HMS Redpole, HMS Pincher & a French battleship.

10.00am: Took station 1 mile on starboard beam of Welland.

11.40am: Passed 7th Sub.

11.50am: Observed large fire on mainland of Turkey N83°E from noon position.

12.30pm: Commenced patrolling South end of Main Patrol.

5.00pm: Exercised abandon ship stations.

7.20pm: Left patrol.

7.50pm: Stopped & sent reports to HMS Harpy.

7.56pm: Proceeded to join Welland on patrol.

9.20pm: Commenced patrolling North of mined nets off Kusu.


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4 August 1917

On patrol

Lat 39.91, Long 25.90 [By Cross Bearings]

6.20am: Set course for Main patrol, astern of HMS Welland.

7.20am: Set course for Main patrol.

8.00am: Commenced patrolling South end of Main Patrol.

Noon: Distance – Noon till Noon 140 miles.

7.10pm: Closed HMS Usk & sent reports.

7.15pm: Proceeded to Net patrol.

8.45pm: Commenced patrolling Net patrol Welland left patrol.

9.30pm: Observed shrapnel bursting 1½ miles South of Gaba Tepe.

11.13pm: Observed one bright white light on Nebrunessi Point.


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5 August 1917

On patrol

Lat 40.33, Long 26.02 [By Cross Bearings]

am: As requisite for patrolling Net patrol.

2.00-2.30am: Heard gunfire in direction of Gulf of Xenos.

3.35am: Sighted HMS Welland.

3.47pm: Welland commenced patrolling.

6.00am: Welland left patrol & proceeded into Kusu.

Noon: Distance – Noon till Noon 154 miles.

1.03&1.21pm: Observed large explosion followed by fire on Turkish coast 2 miles East of Cape Gremea.

2.56pm: Closed HMS Savage.

3.10pm: Stopped & received letters from Savage.

3.15pm: Proceeded patrolling.

6.10pm: Closed Welland.

6.25pm: Proceeded astern her to Main Patrol.

7.30pm: Stopped & collected reports from HMS Scourge.

7.35pm: Proceeded.

8.30pm: Arrived on patrol. Commenced patrolling South end of Main Patrol astern of Welland.


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6 August 1917

On patrol & at Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24 [Location at 1pm]

1.40-1.50am: Cape Helles searchlight burning.

5.50am: Set course S70°W 15 knots. Took station 1 mile on port beam of HMS Welland.

7.30am: Took station astern of Welland.

9.00am: Waiting off Kombi.

9.15am: Took station astern of 3rd Sub ahead of HMS Agamemnon.

10.00am: Took station on Starboard quarter of Agamemnon.

10.40am: Agamemnon commenced firing.

10.51am: Ceased fire.

10.55am: Stationed on port bow of Agamemnon.

11.55am: Took station astern.

Noon: Distance – Noon till Noon 226 miles.

12.28pm: Agamemnon fired two torpedoes; proceeded to pick up 2nd.

1.00pm: Passed boom.

1.15pm: Stopped & sent torpedo to Agamemnon.

1.26pm: Proceeded to collier.

1.43pm: Secured alongside collier SS Falls City. Took in 90 tons of coal.

6.06pm: Left collier. proceeded to anchor.

6.14pm: Came to.

7.20pm: One rating joined ship.


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7 August 1917

Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

8.00am: Working party of 1 hand sent to HMS Blenheim.

11.00am: One stoker joined from Blenheim.

Noon: HMS Basilisk anchored.

1.15pm: Divisions with night clothing.

pm: Hands make & mend clothes.

1.40-3.45pm: Party drawing stores.

6.15pm: HMS Fury anchored.

8.20pm: Discharged one rating to Blenheim.


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8 August 1917

[Mudros &] on patrol

Lat 39.73, Long 25.42 [Estimate from noon bearing]

1.15am: HMS Grasshopper anchored.

8.47am: Weighed.

8.55am: Proceeded out of harbour astern of HMS Welland.

9.15am: Passed boom. Closed 9th Sub.

9.20am: Stopped. Capt "D" went aboard HMS Wear.

9.25am: As requisite for Service E firing. Lost 3 cylinders overboard.

10.36am: Took station astern of Welland.

10.53.30(s)am: Struck submerged object forward.

Noon: True bearing and distance: Cape Irene N36°W 3½ miles.

12.05pm: Passed HMS Raglan.

1.40pm: Arrived on patrol line; sent letters to 9th Sub. Proceeded patrolling South end of Main patrol.

5.15pm: Exercised fire & collision stations.

6.40pm: Closed HMS Harpy.

7.07pm: Sent reports & mails to Harpy.

7.12pm: Proceeded to North Patrol astern of Welland.

9.20pm: Observed searchlight burning during greater part of watch between Gaba Tepe & Cape Helles.


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9 August 1917

On patrol [& at Kusu Bay]

Lat 40.23, Long 25.96

am: As requisite for patrolling Net Patrol.

1.30am: Enemy aircraft over Kusu.

2,20am: Enemy aircraft over Kephalo.

6.40am: HMS Welland proceeded to Main Patrol.

8.36am: Proceeded to Kusu.

8.46am: Passed boom.

8.58am: Came to in A1 Berth.

pm: Hands make & mend clothes.

6.00pm: Weighed & proceeded out of Kusu.

6.06pm: Passed boom.

6.07pm: Proceeded on patrol.

7.30pm: Heard loud underwater explosion.

8.20pm: Took station astern of HMS Welland.

9.15-9.30pm: Cape Helles searchlight burning.

10.00-10.10pm: Observed Kephez silver beamed searchlight.


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10 August 1917

On patrol

Lat 40.31, Long 26.01 [By Cross Bearings]

am: As requisite for Net Patrol.

6.00am: HMS Welland proceeded to Kusu.

9.05am: Gunlayers to .303 aiming. Ships company to Rifle drill.

10.30am: Unfitted all Lance Bombs. [Anti-submarine grenade]

2.00pm: Observed large fire on Cape Gremea.

3.55pm: Fire out.

5.00pm: Prepared for sweeping.

6.15pm: Left patrol. Set course for main patrol.

7.20pm: Stopped & collected reports from 3rd Sub.

7.10pm: Collected reports from HMS Grashopper & HMS Basilisk.

8.00pm: Commenced patrolling South end of Main patrol.

8.30pm: Took station astern of Welland.

pm: Cape Helles, Seddul Bahr & golden beam from Kum Kale burning throughout the watch, also fires on hill behind Bashika Point.

[In The Merchant Navy Vol. 1 by Sir Archibald Hurd, there’s a photo of a man throwing a Lance Bomb]


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11 August 1917

[On patrol & at ] Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

0.05-0.15am: Observed Cape Helles searchlight.

2.15-2.20am: Observed Cape Helles searchlight.

3.08-3.10am: Observed Cape Helles searchlight.

6.20am: Commenced Full Power trial.

6.56am: Trial completed. Satisfactory.

7.00am: Commenced sweeping WNW 13 knots with HMS Welland.

8.00am: Stopped, slipped.

8.15am: Proceeded astern of Welland into Mudros.

8.40am: Passed boom.

9.10am: Secured alongside collier SS Falls City.

9.15am: Commenced coaling.

12.20pm: Welland left collier & 12.25 anchored.

12.35pm: Completed with coal.

12.47pm: Let go from collier.

12.54pm: Came to.

6.30pm: Returned all lance bombs to HMS Blenheim.


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12 August 1917

Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

6.30am: Roman Catholic Church Party sent to HMS Blenheim.

8.15am: Roman Catholic Church Party returned aboard.

am: Received 6 boxes of ammunition & 46 shell from Blenheim.

9.00am: 9th Sub sailed.

9.25am: HMS Grasshopper & HMS Basilisk entered harbour.

pm: Hands make & mend clothes. Leave from 1.30 till 6.45.

1.00pm: Grasshopper proceeded alongside Blenheim.

6.25pm: Uninoculated men sent to Blenheim.

7.30pm: Uninoculated party returned.


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13 August 1917

[Mudros &] on patrol

Lat 39.95, Long 25.81 [By Cross Bearings]

8.53am: Weighed & proceeded out of harbour astern of HMS Welland.

9.20am: Passed boom.

9.33am: Passed HMS Phoenix.

10.00am: Took station 1 mile on starboard beam of Welland.

12.20pm: Commenced patrolling South end of Main patrol.

5.05pm: Exercised Fire stations. Guns’ crews to loader & sightsetters to drill.

5.53pm: Passed boom at Aliki.

6.00pm: Stopped, sent reports to HMS Wear & took Service letter for S.O. 2nd D.S. [Senior Officer 2nd Destroyer Squadron?]

6.03pm: Proceeded out of Aliki.

6.11pm: Passed boom. As requisite for rounding Kephalo & proceeding to Kusu.

7.10pm: Passed Kusu boom. Closed HMS Edgar sent letter to S.O. 2nd D.S. Left Kusu.

7.22pm: Passed boom. Proceeded on Net patrol.

8.30pm: Took station astern of Welland.

pm: Cape Helles searchlight burning from 8.30-8.35 & from 10.15-11.23.

pm: Kephez searchlight burning from 8.45-9.0, 9.10-9.30, 10.30-10.35.


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14 August 1917

On patrol

Lat 39.91, Long 25.90 [By Cross Bearings]

am: As requisite for Net patrol.

0.15am: Kephez searchlight burning at intervals during the watch.

5.15am: As requisite for proceeding to South end of Main patrol.

6.40am: Commenced patrolling South end of Main patrol.

9.30am: Carried out .303 aiming. Seamen exercised in rifle drill.

2.15pm: Placed one rating under arrest.

2.30pm: HMS Grasshopper & HMS Basilisk arrived on patrol. HMS Wear proceeded to Kusu.

5.00pm: Collision stations. Exercised Abandon ship stations.

5.25pm: Closed Basilisk.

5.43pm: Stopped. Basilisk sent reports.

5.48pm: Proceeded to North Patrol.

6.30pm: Stopped & sent reports to HMS Usk.

6.35pm: Proceeded.

7.30pm: Took station astern of HMS Welland 3 cables.

pm: Observed Kephez silver beamed searchlight from 9.15-9.20, 10.20-10.40.

pm: Cape Helles searchlight burning throughout the watch.


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15 August 1917

On patrol

Lat 40.29, Long 26.03 [By Cross Bearings]

am: As requisite for Net patrol.

1.10am: Observed searchlight in direction of Chunuk for 1 minute.

1.49-2.20am: Observed searchlight at Kephez.

2.33-2.37am: Observed golden beamed searchlight on Kum Kale.

5.30am: HMS Welland proceeded into Kusu.

9.45am: Examined Greek caique.

Noon: Distance – Noon till Noon 174 miles.

3.30pm: HMS Phoenix closed & sent mails.

6.35pm: Left patrol; proceeded S32°E, 15 knots.

6.55pm: As requisite for rounding Cape Kephalo.

7.55pm: Stopped, collected reports from 6th & 7th Subs.

8.00pm: Proceeded to patrol.

8.10pm: Arrived on South end of Main patrol.

8.25pm: Took station 3 cables astern of Welland.

pm: Fires SE of Yukeri Point burning throughout the watch.

8.50-9.40pm: Observed searchlight on Kum Kale.

10.20-11.10pm: Obs searchlight in direction of entrance.

11.47-11.54pm: Observed Cape Helles searchlight.


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16 August 1917

[On patrol & at ] Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

am: As requisite South end of Main patrol.

am: Golden beamed searchlight burning during greater part of watch.

6.00am: Left patrol.

6.55am: Sweeping, WbyS, with HMS Welland, 13 knots.

7.55am: Stopped, slipped wire.

8.05am: Proceeded astern of Welland.

8.40am: Increased 17 knots to close Ula.

9.10am: Seaplane capsized on surface.

9.15am: Seaplane sank, proceeded to SS Ula to escort her to Mudros.

10.10am: Left Ula proceeded into Mudros astern of Welland.

10.22am: Passed boom.

11.00am: Secured alongside collier SS Falls City. Took in 85 tons of coal.

3.05pm: Complete with coal.

3.15pm: Let go from collier.

3.27pm: Came to.

5.10pm: Weighed & proceeded to torpedo range.

5.35pm: Fired both torpedoes, proceeded to pick them up.

5.44pm: Stopped, picked up torpedoes.

6.00pm: Proceeded to anchor.

6.12pm: Came to.


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17 August 1917

Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

8.00am: Sent working party to HMS Blenheim.

8.10am: Party working around torpedoes.

9.00am: HMS Harpy & HMS Bulldog sailed.

am: Hands employed on the Upper deck. Hands to divisions with night clothing.

11.40am: HMS Fury sailed.

1.30pm: Working party working round torpedoes. Hands employed on the Upper deck.

5.00pm: Whaler’s falls turned end for end.

6.15pm: Uninoculated men sent to Blenheim.

6.55pm: HMS Staunch sailed.

7.20pm: Uninoculated men returned.


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18 August 1917

[Mudros &] on patrol

Lat 39.63, Long 25.45 [By Cross Bearings]

8.00am: HMS Savage & HMS Phoenix sailed entered harbour.

8.05am: Hands employed preparing for sweeping.

8.53am: Weighed & proceeded out of harbour HMS Usk astern.

9.23am: Passed boom.

10.00am: Prepared for sweeping.

10.08am: Sweeping SbyW, 13 cables with Usk.

11.00am: Stopped, slipped, hauled in wire.

11.15am: Proceeded NE, 8 knots.

11.58am: Kombi NW (abeam) 13¼ miles.

12.05pm: Passed Usk proceeding NE, 13 knots.

1.45pm: Closed HMS Bulldog.

2.00pm: Commenced patrolling South end of Main patrol.

5.00pm: All guns’ crews to loader & sightsetters to drill.

6.50pm: Closed HMS Archer.

6.55pm: Stopped & sent reports to Archer.

7.05pm: Proceeded.

7.30pm: As requisite for proceeding to Net patrol, Usk 3 cables astern.

8.30pm: Commenced patrolling Net patrol.

pm: Observed searchlight burning in direction of Narrows during greater part of watch.


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19 August 1917

On patrol [& at Kusu]

Lat 40.34, Long 26.04 [By Cross Bearings]

am: Patrolling Net patrol.

5.25am: HMS Usk proceeded to Kusu.

5.30am: Reduced to 3 knots, increased to 10 knots every half hour for 15 minutes.

6.00am: Gunner’s party working round guns.

10.30am: Hands employed fitting boat ropes to Carley floats and on the upper deck.

2.00pm: Stopped port engine on account of air pump breaking down.

2.15pm: Proceeded to Kusu.

2.54pm: Passed boom.

3.01pm: Came to in A3 berth.

3.10pm: Usk proceeded on patrol.

5.15pm: Usk entered & collected reports.

5.30pm: 1 Engine Room Artificer from HMS Edgar employed on main air pump.

7.25pm: Veered to 3 shackles on cable & dropped Starboard anchor.

9.30pm: Engine Room Artificer sent back to Edgar.


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20 August 1917

[On patrol & at Kusu]

Lat 40.23, Long 25.96

0.44am: Defect made good. Weighed & proceeded out of Kusu.

0.45-2.25am: Observed Kephez searchlight.

0.50am: Passed boom.

3.13-3.16am: Observed Kephez searchlight.

3.58am: Observed golden beam on Kum Kale.

6.00am: Left patrol for Kusu.

6.20am: Passed Kusu boom.

6.35am: Came to in A4 berth.

am: Gunner’s party lifting guns & examining parts.

1.00pm: Gunner’s party working round guns. Remainder of hands make & mend clothes.

6.00pm: Weighed & proceeded out of Kusu.

6.08pm: Passed boom. Course & speed as requisite for rounding Cape Kephalo & proceeding to South end of Main patrol.

6.40pm: Collected reports from HMS Basilisk.

7.45pm: Commenced patrolling South end of Main patrol.

8.00pm: HMS Usk took station astern 3 cables.

8.13-9.45pm: Observed Cape Helles searchlight.

10.13-10.16pm: Observed golden beamed searchlight on Kum Kale.

10.14-11.00pm: Observed searchlight on Seddul Bahr.

11.17pm-Midnight: Observed Kephez silver beamed searchlight.


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21 August 1917

[On patrol & at] Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

am: On South end of Main patrol.

0.15-2.50am: Observed searchlight burning in direction of Narrows.

7.30am: As requisite for entering Mudros.

7.45am: HMS Usk’s steering gear broke down.

7.55am: Proceeded. Usk steering by hand.

8.26am: Passed Mudros boom. Usk closed HMS Europa. Proceeded alongside collier.

9.00am: Secured alongside collier SS Falls City.

9.10am: Usk secured alongside collier astern of Ribble.

12.15pm: Complete with coal.

12.25pm: Let go from collier.

12.41pm: Came to.

1.30pm: HMS Jed proceeded to run torpedoes.

1.36pm: Usk anchored.

5.15pm: One stoker joined ship from HMS Blenheim.

5.56pm: HMS Fury towed HMS Grampus to anchor.

6.15pm: Fury towed HMS Archer to Blenheim.

7.00pm: Fury sailed.


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22 August 1917

Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

8.45am: HMS Basilisk proceeded alongside collier.

9.00am: HMS Bulldog sailed.

pm: Hands make & mend clothes.

3.00pm: Motor Lighter K.15 came alongside. Took in lubricating oil.

7.30pm: K.15 left ship.


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23 August 1917

On patrol [& at Mudros]

Lat 39.97, Long 25.86 [By Cross Bearings]

8.55am: Weighed & proceeded out of harbour. HMS Usk astern.

9.16am: Passed boom.

9.55am: Usk took station 2 miles on the starboard beam.

12.15pm: Commenced patrolling North end of Main Patrol.

5.10pm: Stopped & picked up large buoy.

5.15pm: Proceeded patrolling. Guns’ crews to loader & sightsetters to drill.

6.32pm: Passed Aliki boom.

6.38pm: Sent reports to HMS Grasshopper.

6.42pm: Left Aliki.

6.50pm: Passed boom. As requisite for proceeding to Net Patrol.

8.15pm: Commenced patrolling.

8.35pm: Usk took station astern 3 cables.

9.10pm: Observed searchlight near Chanak.


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24 August 1917

On patrol

Lat 40.35, Long 26.03 [By Cross Bearings]

am: On North patrol.

am: Observed searchlight burning in the direction of Narrows from 12.0 – 2.15 & 2.45 – 4.0.

5.40am: HMS Usk proceeded to Kusu Bay.

7.00am: Stopped one engine.

9.30am: Seamen to rifle drill.

10.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship & refitting boats ropes & gear.

5.08pm: As requisite for Kusu.

5.18pm: Passed boom.

5.19pm: HMS Edgar & Usk sent reports.

5.30pm: Left Kusu.

5.35pm: Passed boom, as requisite for closing HMS Bulldog.

5.50pm: Stopped, sent reports to Bulldog.

6.00pm: Proceeded to North patrol.

6.30pm: Commenced patrolling North patrol.

7.15pm: Usk took station astern 3 cables.

pm: Observed searchlights in direction of Kephez 9.0 – 10.23 & 10.30 – 12.0.


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25 August 1917

On patrol & at Kusu Bay

Lat 40.23, Long 25.96

am: On North patrol.

5.50am: As requisite for proceeding to Kusu.

6.00am: Passed boom.

6.06am: Came to in A3 berth.

7.05am: Returned buoy to HMS Edgar.

9.30am: Hands employed making wire strops & cleaning boats.

pm: Tripper lever of foremost tube lost overboard.

1.40pm: Hands make & mend clothes.

6.08pm: Weighed & proceeded out of Kusu.

6.20pm: Passed boom. As requisite for proceeding to South end of main patrol.

7.50pm: Commenced patrolling South end of Main patrol.

10.40-11.00pm: Observed Kephez silver searchlight.

11.15-11.17pm: Observed Cape Helles searchlight.


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26 August 1917

[On patrol & at] Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

am: On South end of Main patrol.

0.20am: Observed searchlight on Kum Kale.

0.55am: Observed Kephez searchlight. The two burning during greater part of watch.

3.05am: Observed Helles searchlight.

7.15am: Prepare for sweeping.

7.20am: Sweeping WNW 13 knots with HMS Usk.

7.43am: Kite fouled sweep wire. Reduced to 6 knots.

8.05am: 13 knots.

8.30am: Stopped & slipped.

8.35am: NW 10 knots for Mudros.

9.18am: Passed boom; as requisite for entering harbour.

9.45am: Secured alongside collier SS Jerseymoor.

11.40am: HMS Bulldog sailed.

am: Took in 72 tons of coal.

12.05pm: Usk proceeded to anchor.

12.15pm: Complete with coal.

12.20pm: Let go from collier.

12.28pm: Came to.

pm: One guncover lost overboard.

5.40pm: HMS Redpole & HMS Pincher sailed.

6.00pm: Uninoculated men sent to HMS Blenheim.

7.20pm: Uninoculated men returned.


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27 August 1917

Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

8.00am: Sent working party of 1 hand to HMS Blenheim.

8.30am: Divisions with night clothing.

9.00am: HMS Phoenix towed HMS Comet alongside Blenheim.

9.05am: HMS Basilisk & HMS Archer proceeded alongside collier. HMS Grampus & Phoenix sailed.

10.45am: K.15 came alongside. Provisioned ship.

11.25am: Basilisk anchored. K.15 proceeded.

pm: Hands make & mend clothes. Leave to watch from 2.0 till 6.45pm.

3.10pm: Tug towed HMS Usk alongside Blenheim.

5.20pm: Working party returned.

6.00pm: Returned empty cylinders to Blenheim.

7.35pm: HMS Scorpion sailed.


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28 August 1917

On patrol [& at Mudros & at Aliki]

Lat 39.95, Long 25.96 [By Cross Bearings]

1.30am: Rounds.

3.45am: Raised steam.

8.55am: Weighed & proceeded out of harbour.

9.17am: Passed boom.

9.30am: Passed HMS Savage & HMS E.35.

9.44am: Passed HMS Raglan.

12.39pm: Passed boom at Aliki.

12.44pm: Came to.

3.15pm: Sent reports to HMS Wear.

4.30pm: Wear sailed.

5.00pm: HMS Grampus anchored.

7.51pm: Weighed & proceeded out of Aliki.

8.00pm: Passed boom.

8.45pm: Took station astern of Wear 5 cables on North end of Main patrol.

8.55-9.00pm: Observed searchlight in direction of the Narrows.


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29 August 1917

On North Patrol

Lat 40.20, Long 25.80 [By Cross Bearings]

am: On North end of Main patrol.

1.30am: Observed Cape Helles searchlight for greater part of remainder of watch.

6.00am: HMS Wear left patrol for Mudros. Closed HMS Grampus.

6.15am: Set course as requisite for proceeding to North patrol.

7.30am: Arrived on North patrol; closed HMS Phoenix.

9.30am: Seamen to rifle drill. Proceeded to North shore of Imbros to recover two Turkish deserters.

10.48am: Stopped & examined Caique No. T.H.230.

Noon: Examined Caique T.H.212 in Lat 40°12'15''N, Long 25°47'50' E with 2 Turkish deserters. Took caique in tow to Kusu.

2.50pm: Passed Kusu boom.

2.56pm: Came to in A1 berth. Sent deserters & their effects to HMS Edgar.

3.33pm: Weighed & proceeded out of Kusu.

3.36pm: Passed boom.

3.50pm: Stopped, landed 2 Greek Civil Guards.

4.20pm: Proceeded to Patrol.

5.00pm: Arrived on patrol.

pm: No searchlights observed.


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30 August 1917

On patrol

Lat 40.29, Long 26.01 [By Cross Bearings]

3.00-3.10am: Observed Cape Helles searchlight.

9.30am: Gunlayers to .303 aiming & remainder of hands to Physical drill. Hands received instruction in D & G types depth charges. Hands refitting stays etc.

5.00pm: Guns’ crews to loader & Sightsetters to drill.

6.03pm: Passed boom at Kusu. Sent letter to HMS Edgar.

6.15pm: Proceeded out of Kusu.

6.22pm: Passed boom. Proceeded to Main patrol.

6.45pm: Collected reports from 5th Sub.

7.30pm: Collected 7th Sub’s reports.

7.30pm: Arrived on patrol.

8.30pm: Took station astern of HMS Archer on South end of Main Patrol.

10.00-10.15pm: Observed golden beamed searchlight on Kum Kale.


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31 August 1917

[On patrol & at] Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

am: On South end of Main patrol.

5.10am: HMS Archer proceeded to North patrol.

7.30am: As requisite for entering swept channel.

7.45am: Turned head to wind to furl Quarterdeck awning.

8.04am: Proceeded as requisite for entering Mudros.

8.29am: Passed boom.

8.55am: Secured alongside collier SS Jerseymoor.

am: Took in 80 tons of coal. Pivot of firing lever of foremost tube broken while coaling.

11.55am: Let go from collier.

12.06pm: Came to.

1.23pm: Weighed & shifted berth.

1.28pm: Came to.

5.00pm: HMS Welland anchored.

6.45pm: Discharged 2 Wireless Telegraphy ratings to HMS Blenheim.


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LOG BOOK – 1ST SEPTEMBER 1917 TO 31ST OCTOBER 1917


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[Front page of log book split over 2 scanned pages]

[Signed] P.K.L. Phillips Temp. Midshipman RNR

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This is to certify that this is the original log of HMS Ribble for the period from Sept 1st to October 31st 1917.

[Signed] H.P. Keeley Lieut. in Command

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The ordinary speed or consumption has not been exceeded during the period Sept 1st – Oct 31st 1917

[Signed] H.P. Keeley Lieut. in Command November 2nd 1917

HMS Blenheim 28th November 1917

Submitted, observing ... No remarks [Signed] HL Hammond Lieut. Commander(D)

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LOGS FOR SEPTEMBER 1917


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1 September 1917

Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

2.00am: Rounds.

6.00am: HMS Welland sailed.

7.00am: Sent whaler to HMS Blenheim for repair.

7.50am: Sent working party of 1 hand to Blenheim.

8.30am: HMS Grampus & HMS Pheonix sailed.

8.55am: Divisions with night clothing.

10.30am: HMS Basilisk anchored.

pm: Hands make & mend clothes.

12.05pm: Working party returned.

1.45pm: HMS Archer anchored.

4.25pm: Sent cordite for test to Blenheim.

4.33pm: Whaler returned from Blenheim.

6.15pm: Sent uninoculated men to Blenheim.

7.30pm: Uninoculated party returned.

11.30pm: Rounds.


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2 September 1917

Mudros [& on patrol]

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

6.20am: Hostile aircraft driven out by anti aircraft gunfire.

am: Side strip of astern eccentric bush broken while trying main engines.

1.25pm: HMS Welland anchored.

1.51pm: Defect made good. Weighed & proceeded out of harbour.

2.13pm: Passed boom.

4.55pm: Arrived on main patrol.

5.10pm: Closed HMS Wear & HMS Grampus & sent mails.

5.20pm: Closed HMS Edgar in Pyrgos Bay & sent mails.

6.20pm: Stopped & sent mails to HMS Phoenix.

6.25pm: Proceeded as requisite for North Patrol.

7.40pm: Commenced patrolling North patrol.

11.57pm: Netting flotilla arrived on North patrol. As requisite for proceeding to Kephalo North Patrol.


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3 September 1917

On patrol & at Kusu Bay

Lat 40.23, Long 25.96

0.35am: Commenced patrolling North patrol.

0.50-1.00am: Observed shrapnel bursting over the Peninsula. Heard 3 loud reports.

6.00am: Stopped starboard engine.

8.40am: As requisite for Kephalo.

9.24am: Passed boom.

9.50am: Left Kephalo.

10.00am: Passed boom. Proceeded as requisite for Main patrol.

10.20am: Proceeded as requisite for Kusu. Hands employed cleaning ship & repairing hoses.

11.35am: Passed Kusu boom.

11.46am: Came to in A4 berth.

Noon: Distance – Noon till Noon 155 miles.

1.00pm: One rating discharged sick to HMS Raglan.

4.15pm: Submarine HMS E.12 sailed.

5.00pm: All guns’ crews to loader, Sightsetters to drill.

6.29pm: Weighed & proceeded out of Kusu.

6.36pm: Passed boom.

7.00pm: Commenced patrolling North Patrol.

11.40pm: Sighted hostile aircraft overhead 2½ miles NE by E of Kephalo.

11.45pm: Fired 1 white Service rocket. Observed shrapnel bursting over Kusu & Kephalo till 11.55.


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4 September 1917

On patrol & at Kusu Bay

Lat 40.23, Long 25.96

0.16am: Observed white rocket in direction of Mavro Island.

0.19am: Observed white Very’s light in direction of Mavro Island.

2.05am: Heard 2 heavy reports from the Southeastward.

2.56am: Wind NE 3-4 squally.

5.45am: Increased 8 knots for Kusu.

6.23am: Passed boom.

6.30am: Came to in A3 berth.

9.45am: Hands employed on the Upper deck.

pm: Hands make & mend clothes.

2.00pm: HMS Renard passed boom with correspondence for HMS Edgar & Ribble.

2.10pm: Renard proceeded.

5.10pm: Gunlayers carried out .303 aiming. Sightsetters to drill.

6.07pm: Weighed & proceeded out of Kusu.

6.12pm: Passed boom.

7.45pm: Commenced patrolling South end of Main patrol.

8.15pm: Observed Kephez silver searchlight for 2 minutes.


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5 September 1917

[On patrol & at] Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

am: On South end of Main patrol.

8.10am: As requisite for entering Mudros.

8.50am: Passed boom.

9.19am: Secured alongside collier SS Jerseymoor.

9.40am: Commenced coaling.

9.48am: Shifted from No. 2 to No. 1 hold.

10.12am: Commenced coaling from No. 1 hold.

10.20-10.55am: Winch broke down.

12.45pm: Complete with coal.

12.56pm: Let go from collier.

1.00pm: Came to.

3.10pm: HMS Grampus anchored.

4.35pm: HMS Jed sailed.

4.50pm: HMS Basilisk anchored.

5.40pm: HMS Edgar entered harbour.

5.10pm: One rating rejoined ship from HMS Blenheim. One rating discharged to Blenheim.

6.00pm: Uninoculated men sent to Blenheim.

7.25pm: Uninoculated men returned aboard.

8.30pm: Hands received monthly payment.

9.00pm: Rounds.


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6 September 1917

Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

7.55am: HMS Colne anchored.

8.00am: Sent working party to HMS Blenheim.

8.50am: Hands employed refitting guard rails.

11.25am: Tug towed HMS Usk to anchor.

11.40am: HMS K.15 came alongside.

pm: Hands took in oil from K.15.

1.40pm: K.15 left ship. Hands employed refitting guard rails.

4.15pm: Working party returned aboard.

6.50pm: HMS Basilisk & HMS Archer proceeded.


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7 September 1917

Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

8.45am: Hands employed refitting guard rails.

9.00am: HMS Grampus & HMS Phoenix sailed.

am: Hydraulic release gear of depth charge stripped, cleaned & refilled.

1.00pm: Hands employed refitting guard rails & stops on awnings.

4.25pm: HMS Savage anchored.

7.30 till 8.00pm: Exercised searchlight.


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8 September 1917

Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

7.00am: HMS Jed proceeded to run torpedoes.

8.30am: Hands employed as requisite on the Upper deck.

11.05am: HMS Usk sailed.

11.40am: HMS Redpole proceeded alongside HMS Blenheim.

pm: Hands make & mend clothes.

4.05pm: HMS Renard anchored.

8.10pm: Darken ship for exercise.


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9 September 1917

Mudros & on patrol

Lat 40.03, Long 25.86 [By Cross Bearings]

6.40am: HMS Harpy sailed.

7.10am: Roman Catholic Church party sent to HMS Blenheim.

8.20am: Roman Catholics returned aboard.

8.53am: Weighed & proceeded out of harbour astern of HMS Renard.

9.22am: Passed boom.

9.50am: Took station 1½ miles on Renard’s starboard beam.

11.40am: As requisite for closing HMS Grampus & Renard.

12.20pm: Proceeded as requisite for Kusu.

1.10pm: Stopped. HMS Phoenix sent letters.

1.15pm: Proceeded to North patrol.

2.30pm: Commenced patrolling North patrol.

7.30pm: Took station astern of Renard.

7.45pm: Observed light on Gaba Tepe.

pm: Observed Kephez searchlight during greater part of watch.


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10 September 1917

On patrol

Lat 39.98, Long 25.91 [By Cross Bearings]

am: Patrolling North patrol between Kusu & Samothraki.

5.00am: Proceeded to Main Patrol.

7.00am: Commenced patrolling Main patrol.

9.30am: Hands clean guns & employed as requisite.

4.53pm: Closed HMS Edgar.

5.00pm: Increased 15 knots & proceeded to Kusu.

6.45pm: Took station astern of HMS Renard on North patrol. 8 knots.

9.15pm: White rocket reported in direction of Kusu.


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11 September 1917

On patrol & at Mudros

Lat 40.24, Long 25.96 [By Cross Bearings]

0.25am: Observed searchlight at Kephez, burned for about half-an-hour.

0.40am: Observed bright light bearing NE, apparently on hydrophone drifter.

5.30am: HMS Renard proceeded to Main patrol.

9.00am: Hands employed refitting catting pendant & as requisite.

1.40pm: Sent letters to HMS Colne.

1.45pm: Proceeded as requisite for rounding Kephalo.

3.00pm: As requisite for entering swept channel & entering Mudros.

4.18pm: Passed boom.

4.45pm: Secured alongside collier SS Jerseymoor.

4.50pm-7.22pm: Coaled ship.

7.30pm: Let go from collier.

7.45pm: Came to.


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12 September 1917

Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

1.30am: Rounds.

7.10am: Sweeping party went to sweep for HMS Colne’s torpedo.

10.00am: Sweeping party returned.

pm: Hands make & mend clothes.


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13 September 1917

Mudros to Doro Channel & at Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

7.15am: Sent sweeping party to sweep for HMS Colne’s torpedo.

8.45am: Divisions with night clothing.

8.50am: HMS Grampus & HMS Phoenix sailed.

11.00am: Discharged one rating to HMS Blenheim & one to HMS Harpy. One rating joined ship from Blenheim & one from Harpy.

11.25am: Sweeping party returned. Secured ship for sea.

11.40am: Weighed & closed SS Osmanieh.

12.05pm: Passed boom.

1.05pm: Osmanieh commenced zigzagging.

7.35pm: Stopped zigzagging.

8.15pm: Parted companu with Osmanieh.

8.23pm: Passed HMS Adamant with friendly submarine.

11.35pm: Lithari Light abeam 14.5 miles.


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14 September 1917

Doro Channel to Salonica & from Salonica to Alexandria or at Salonica

Lat 40.56, Long 22.9

9.45am: Challenged HMS TB.29.

10.07am: As requisite for entering Salonica.

10.10am: Passed boom.

11.00am: Secured alongside collier SS Achlibster.

1.30pm: Coaled ship. Took in 82 tons of coal.

3.25pm: Let go from collier & proceeded out of harbour, closed SS Huntspill. Took station on starboard bow of convoy.

7.30pm: Took station 6 points abaft beam of convoy.

10.30pm: Took station port beam of convoy.


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15 September 1917

Salonica to Alexandria & at Trebuki, Skyros Island

Lat 38.78, Long 24.59

5.10am: As requisite for rounding Skyropoulos Island [Nisida Skyropoula] & South side of Skyros Island.

6.00am: Convoy took station astern.

6.50am: Passed boom at Trebuki.

7.12am: Came to.

Noon: Distance – Noon till Noon 174 miles.

pm: Hands make & mend clothes.

6.00pm: Weighed & proceeded out of Trebuki SS Huntspill astern.

6.15pm: Passed boom.

6.30pm: Set course SSE. Stationed on port bow of convoy.

7.25pm: Took station on port quarter of convoy.


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16 September 1917

Salonica to Alexandria

Lat 36.4, Long 26.5 [By Cross Bearings]

5.30am: Commenced to zigzag No. 6.

10.30am: Passed British destroyer & convoy.

Noon: Distance – Noon till Noon 191 miles + 9 miles for zigzag = 200 miles.

pm: Noon(GMT) Lat 35°58’10”N, Long 26°40’0”E by cross bearings. Seal Island 123° (S57°E) 7 miles.

7.00pm: Stopped zigzagging.

7.30pm: Took station on port quarter of convoy.


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17 September 1917

Salonica to Alexandria

Lat 34.2, Long 29.1 [Obs]

1.10am: Searchlight fell out of pedestal owing to excessive roll of ship.

6.30am: Took station on port bow of convoy.

7.00am: Commenced zigzag No. 1.

Noon: Distance – Noon till Noon 230 miles + 12 miles for ZZ = 242 miles.

7.20pm: Took station on port quarter of convoy.


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18 September 1917

Salonica to Alexandria and at Alexandria

Lat 31.21, Long 29.9

6.00am: Took station on port bow of convoy. Commenced zigzag No. 1.

11.18am: Passed pillar buoy.

11.22am: Passed breakwater.

11.52am: Secured alongside coaling berth No. 59.

Noon: Distance – Noon to Noon 222 miles. Dist Salonica to Alexandria via Trebuki = 838 miles.

12.07pm: Shifted berth.

12.15pm: Secured in new berth alongside coaling wharf.

12.30pm: Commenced coaling.

3.40pm: Let go from coaling wharf.

3.55pm: Came to.

4.45pm: Leave to watch & part till 9pm.


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19 September 1917

Alexandria

Lat 31.21, Long 29.9

1.30pm: Leave to watch & part of stokers from 1.30 – 10pm.

3.30pm: HMS Fury & HMS Phoenix anchored.

3.45pm: Leave to watch & part till 10pm.


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20 September 1917

Alexandria [& at sea]

Lat 31.21, Long 29.9

12.35pm: HMS Cameleon anchored.

3.45pm: Cameleon proceeded to inner harbour.

4.33pm: Weighed & proceeded out of harbour astern of HMS Renard.

4.48pm: Passed breakwater.

5.00pm: Passed Outer Beacon.

5.48pm: HMS Sarnia joined company.

6.20pm: HMS Snaefell joined company.

6.20pm: Took station astern of Snaefell.

7.00pm: Left swept channel. Took station on port quarter of Snaefell.


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21 September 1917

Alexandria to Suda Bay

Lat 34.1, Long 28.2 [Obs]

am: In company with HMS Renard escorting HM ships Sarnia & Snaefell.

5.20am: Took station on port bow of Snaefell.

5.35am: Commenced zigzagging.

7.25am: Steering gear broken down.

7.30am: Steering gear rectified.

9.00am: Exercised action, supply parties, fire stations & abandon ship.

Noon: Distance – Noon till Noon 192 miles + 8 miles for ZZ = 200 miles.

pm: Position Noon GMT 34°19’N 27°52’E

5.00pm: All guns’ crews to loader & sightsetters to drill.

6.30pm: Stopped zigzagging.

7.00pm: Took station on port quarter of Snaefell.

9.12pm: Sighted Sidero Light bearing NW 16 miles.

pm: Passing through Kaso Strait.


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22 September 1917

Alexandria to Suda Bay or at Suda Bay

Lat 35.50, Long 24.08

0.25am: Passed two ships & escorting vessel.

5.30am: Took station on port bow of convoy.

5.45am: Commenced zigzagging.

8.15am: Stopped zigzagging.

8.35am: Took station ast