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Survey Ship, ex-sloop, Cadmus or Espiegle-class

Built as sloop, launched 23.3.01 Sheerness DY. 1,070 tons, 210(oa), 185(pp)x33x11ft. TE 1400ihp, 13kts. Armament: 6-4in, 4-3pdr. Crew: 150. Converted to survey ship 1906/07. Served in Pacific, on outbreak of war, paid-off in Australia until 7.15, rearmed as sloop with 2-4in, 4-12pdr guns, commissioned into RAN, serving in East Indies Station until 1918. Post-war reverted to survey ship in RN, again in Pacific. Sold 30.1.1925, Sydney, NSW. (British Warships 1914-1919)

See also http://www.navy.gov.au/hmas-fantome.

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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:

This transcription is dedicated to the memory of the late Commander Sharpey Schafer – a friend I made through the Open University. Sharpey ‒ he never used any other forename ‒ was a modest man with some interesting ideas. After being educated in a naval school he went to sea with the Royal Navy in his teens. He worked his way up through the ranks and spent many years working on Royal Navy survey ships. It was clear from the stories that he told that this was the period in his career that he most greatly enjoyed. He was passionate about Euclidian geometry. I got to know him through long messages that he posted on a student bulletin board operated by the Open University. He was obsessed with his attempts to square the circle and spent many hours trying to find the errors that prevented him from achieving his object. He never accepted that there can be no solution for the problem using the techniques of Euclidian geometry. Sharpey had a great sense of humour. An anecdote that illustrates this was his assertion that the US has to be much higher than the UK because on one Westward Atlantic crossing he was always walking uphill when he paced the deck while on watch. Another story concerned reversing his name and using the result to name a newly charted sand bar in the Persian Gulf because the result ‘looked Arabic’.

The SI convention regarding the capitalisation of names of units has been applied. This is that unit names are only capitalised when they are the name of a person. Thus Watt and Newton are capitalised but foot and inch start with lower case letters.

Any italicised text enclosed in square brackets ‘[…]’ is an addition by the editor. Some insertions have been been used to make an over terse or jargon ridden log entry comprehensible to the non-specialist reader. Not all missing words have been inserted. Two common omissions are ‘anchor’ and ‘engines’. The word ‘weighed’ should read as ‘weighed anchor’. Similarly, where you see the word ‘stopped’ with no noun it stands for the phrase ‘stopped engines’. ‘Revolutions’ tells you that the preceding number is the rate at which the propeller shaft is revolving in terms of ‘revolutions per minute’.

At the time of these logs the convention in the UK was to use a ‘mid stop’ for the decimal point. This is a stop is placed above the base line of the text at around half the height of the numbers. This convention was in use as late as the 1950s. You will also note that the colon ‘:’ is used to mark many abbreviations. Some letters are different – for example the ‘open’ lower case b and the z with a tail. However, the real legibility issue is with the cursive capitals that can be very difficult to read if you do not know what the word is.

Where a word or phrase has been interpolated from the surrounding text, or has been difficult to read, the text will be followed by a query mark as [?]. Place names change over time so modern place names may be placed in square brackets after the old name given in log. The tilde ‘~’ is used to represent an unreadable character in the log. A group of three tildes ‘~~~’ is used to represent an illegible word. Many hours of research have been put into eliminating these but a few still remain.

A good resource for information on the lighthouses that are referred to in this log is the website at www.lighthouse.net.au. This site includes photographs of most of the lighthouses referenced in the logs in the context of the landscapes that surround them.

If an event is of interest, then it is worth searching the newspaper archive at trove.nla.gov.au. This has the images of very many local newspapers from the period of this log available on line. There is an OCR text version available of the individual articles. If you use this resource the editor would urge you to take time to register and to repay the Australians' generosity by correcting the OCR text. It is not a difficult process and you never know what you may discover when you look critically at the text.

The original log contains many references of the form ‘PL’ – with or without stops – followed by a number. These have been read as ‘patent log’. A patent log – also known as a ‘screw log’ – has two parts: one part remains on the vessel to count the revolutions of the cable securing the second part, the ‘screw’, that is trailed behind the vessel. These logs usually have three dials recording nautical miles, hundreds of miles and tenths of miles.

The log contains many anchorage bearings. These have not been transcribed as they are usually specific to the landscape as it was a century ago.

THE VOYAGES OF HMS FANTOME 1913-1914

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)

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Ship’s Log.

H.M. Ship Fantome

Commencing: Friday May 9th 1913

Ending: Thursday April 30th 1914


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LOG OF HMS “FANTOME”

Commanded by Lieutenant Commander F. A. Reyne R.N.

FOR THE PERIOD

Commencing Friday 9th of May 1913.

Ending Thursday 30th of April 1914.


Tonnage (Displacement) 1,070

Extreme Length 185 feet.

Extreme Breadth 33 feet.


ENGINES.

Manufacturer H.M. Dockyard Keyham.

I.H.P. Natural Draught 1,400 Forced Draught [blank]

Description Triple Expansion, three cylinders.

When fixed on board 1901-02.


BOILERS

Manufacturer Humphrey and Tennant

Description Niclausse

When made 1901

When put in Vessel 1902


PADDLE WHEELS OR SCREW PROPELLER

Manufacturer H.M. Dockyard Keyham

Description Griffiths, modified, three blades. Twin.

General state of Repair Good.

[Signed] F. A. Reyne. Lieutenant Commander Captain in command


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Instructions for completing the log book. Includes listings of the codes to be used to record weather and sea conditions.

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Establishment of Ship’s Company

Officers                                       11

Seamen                                       59

Boys                                            Nil

Marines                                       12

Engine-room Establishment     32

Other non-executive ratings     19

Total                                          133


BAROMETER.

Mercurial or Aneroid                   mercurial

Name of Maker and number       Adie A569

Height of cistern above sea       7 feet 8 inches


Thermometers for Air Temperature.

Position in ship           On Poop [Deck]. Port side after bulkhead of Pilot House

Whether in screen       Yes


Maker and Number     Negretti and Zambra 6048, 4704        From May 9th 1913        To 30th Apr. 1914


Thermometer for Sea Temperature.

Maker and Number     Negretti and Zambra 9174                From May 9th 1913          To Feb: 12 1914

                                     Negretti and Zambra A9204                       Feb 12th 1914       Apr: 30 1914


POSITION OF STANDARD COMPASS.

On after bridge, above break of poop.

DEVIATION OF STANDARD COMPASS

[Simple note of date and position when ship was swung]

May 26th 1913 – Lat. 19-39.5S Long. 148.05.0E

October 24th 1913 – Lat. 15.38’4 Long. S 124.13.0E


ARMAMENT.

Position: Port and Starboard sides of Forecastle

Guns and Mountings: 2 – 3 pounders Quick Fire ship mountings


Position: On netting Port and Starboard side before break of the Poop [Deck]

Guns and Mountings: 2 - .303 maxims


TORPEDO ARMAMENT.

Nil


BOATS

One     Surveying steam cutter 29 feet

One     Surveying steam cutter 28 feet

One     Cutter 28 feet

One     Surveying whaler 30 feet

One     Whaler 27 feet

One     Whaler 24 feet

Three   Whale skiffs 16 feet

One     Dinghy skiff 16 feet

One     Balsa raft


MISCELLANEOUS INFORMATION.

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

Forward   11 feet 0 inches

Aft            11 feet 31/2 inches


Load draught

Forward   11 feet 0 inches

Aft            11 feet 6 inches


Number of Tons necessary to increase draught 1 inch. 10


Number of Tons of Coal Carried 194


Number of Tons of Oil Fuel carried Nil


Quantity of Water carried

For Boilers.    10

For Drinking   16


[Signed] F. A. Reyne. Lieutenant. Commander Captain in command

[Signed] R. Viney. Navigating Officer.



LOGS FOR May 1913


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9 May 1913

Sydney

Lat -33.86, Long 151.23

5.00am: Employed stowing gear in lighter and as requisite.

7.00am: Number 4 boiler in use for auxiliary purposes.

8.30am: Paid ship's company.

9.30am: Ship paid off.

2.00pm: New ship's company joined ship from R.M.S. ‘Omrah’. Discharged old ship's company to R.M.S. ‘Orsova’.

3.00pm: Employed transporting gear.

4.05pm: Exercised fire stations.

4.30pm: General leave to Port Watch till 10pm.

7.15pm: Drew fires in first steam cutter.

10.25pm: Drew fires in second steam cutter.


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10 May 1913

Sydney

Lat -33.86, Long 151.23

5.10am: Lit fires in second steam cutter.

5.30am: Lit fires in first steam cutter.

6.00am: Employed cleaning ship.

9.00am: Let fires die out in Number 4 boiler.

9.30am: Lieutenant Commander F.A. Reyne commissioned ship with 9 officers and 108 men.

10.00am: Tested life buoys and found correct.

11.45am: Paid monthly payment to ship’s company. General leave to Starboard watch till 6.45pm Tuesday.

0.30pm: Making and mending clothes.

1.00pm: Drew fires in first steam cutter.

10.15pm: Drew fires in second steam cutter.


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11 May 1913

Sydney

Lat -33.86, Long 151.23

5.15am: Lit fires in second steam cutter.

6.00am: Employed cleaning ship.

9.00am: Landed church parties.

9.30am: Divisions.

9.50am: Landed Church of England party.

11.30am: Church parties returned.

10.15pm: Drew fires in second steam cutter.


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12 May 1913

Sydney

Lat -33.86, Long 151.23

4.40am: Lit fires in second steam cutter.

9.00am: Employed cleaning down aloft and cleaning paintwork. Ordinary Seamen at boat pulling instruction.

1.00pm: Employed cleaning paint work and as requisite.

4.30pm: Hands to scrub and wash clothes.

10.20pm: Drew fires in second steam cutter.


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13 May 1913

Sydney

Lat -33.86, Long 151.23

4.15am: Lit fires in second steam cutter.

6.00am: Sent provisioning party to victualling yard.

9.00am: Employed cleaning provision and bread rooms.

1.00pm: Employed provisioning ship.

4.30pm: General leave to the Port watch till 6.45pm.

10.15pm: Drew fires in second steam cutter.


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14 May 1913

Sydney

Lat -33.86, Long 151.23

4.30am: Lit fires in second steam cutter.

5.30am: Employed storing provision rooms.

9.30am: Employed cleaning ship.

1.00pm: Employed marking lead lines Ordinary Seamen at instruction.

4.30pm: Read Warrant Number 1.

5.00pm: General leave to the Port watch till 10pm.

10.40pm: Drew fires in second steam cutter.


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15 May 1913

Sydney

Lat -33.86, Long 151.23

4.20am: Lit fires in second steam cutter.

6.30am: Employed preparing ship for coaling.

8.00am: Tug came alongside.

8.30am: Slipped from buoy.

8.45am: Secured alongside coal wharf.

10.15am: Commenced coaling.

11.00am: Employed coaling ship and drawing bamboos.

Draught after coaling.

                  ft    in

   Forward 11    6

   Aft          11    5

0.30pm: Employed coaling ship and stowing bamboos.

2.45pm: Discharged Able Bodied Seaman Walsh, Cooper, to sick quarters.

4.15pm: Finish coaling. Received 60 tons.

4.30pm: Cast off from wharf. Warped to Number 4 Buoy.

5.30pm: Secured to Number 4 Buoy.

6.20pm: General leave to Starboard watch till 6.45am. Port watch employed cleaning ship and hoisting in beacons.

10.15pm: Drew fires in second steam cutter.


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16 May 1913

Sydney

Lat -33.86, Long 151.23

4.15am: Lit fires in second steam cutter.

5,30am: Employed cleaning ship.

6.15am: Lit fires in first steam cutter.

8.45am: Read Warrants Numbers 2 and 3.

9.30am: Employed cleaning ship and stowing bamboos.

0.30pm: General leave to the Port watch from 1pm to 6.45am Monday.

2.00pm: Employed stowing beacons, casks and canteen gear.

3.30pm: Drew fires in second steam cutter.

11.30pm: Drew fires in first steam cutter.


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17 May 1913

Sydney

Lat -33.86, Long 151.23

4.15am: Lit fires in second steam cutter.

6.00am: Employed cleaning ship.

8.30am: Employed cleaning ship.

9.00am: Discharged one Able Bodied Seaman to sick quarters.

9.30am: Tested life buoys and found correct.

11.45am: Read and exercised “Collision Stations”.

12noon: Read stations for, and exercised ‘Abandon Ship’.

0.30pm: Employed cleaning ship and ship’s side.

5.00pm: Evening quarters.

5.20pm: 3 Ordinary Seamen joined ship from HMS Cambrian.

10.15pm: Drew fires in second steam cutter.


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18 May 1913

Sydney

Lat -33.86, Long 151.23

[This is a Sunday and we are given an indication of the religious diversity of the Fantome’s crew by the church parties recorded as being landed today. The Fantome also sees three of the Royal Australian Navy’s (RAN) newest ships. Their up-to-date specifications include oil fired, Yarrow boilers feeding steam to turbine engines. Far more efficient than the Fantome’s older, coal fired, French designed, Niclausse boilers feeding a three stage expansion engine.]

5.15am: Lit fires in second steam cutter.

6.30am: Employed cleaning ship.

9.00am: Landed Wesleyans, Presbeteryians [sic], and Roman Catholics.

9.30am: Divisions.

10.10am: Landed Church of England party.

10.15am: H.M.A.S. Warrego, Yarra, Parramatta arrived.

11.30am: Church parties returned.

10.15pm: Drew fires in second steam cutter.


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19 May 1913

Sydney

Lat -33.86, Long 151.23

4.15am: Lit fires in first steam cutter.

5.30am: Employed cleaning ship.

10.00am: Admiral Sir G. King Hall came on-board and inspected ship.

10.10am: Hands to muster by the open list.

10.30am: Exercised fire quarters.

10.45am: Exercised Collision Stations.

10.50am: Exercised small arm companies.

11.00am: Admiral left ship.

11.30am: Employed preparing ship for sea.

0.30pm: Employed preparing ship for sea.

2.00pm: Marine officer of flagship inspected marine detachment.

2.30pm: Lit fires in Number 4 boiler.

4.30pm: General leave to Starboard watch till 6.45 am.

5.30pm: One Able Bodied Seaman re-joined ship from sick quarters.

11.40pm: Drew fires in first steam cutter.


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20 May 1913

Sydney

Lat -33.86, Long 151.23

5.00am: Employed hoisting steam cutters and preparing ship for sea.

8.15am: Lit fires in Numbers 1 and 2 boilers.

9.00am: Flag Captain came on-board and inspected mess deck.

10.30am: Employed preparing ship for sea.

11.30am: Lost overboard by accident, boat hook 1 in number.

Draught of water

                  ft   in

   Forward 11    9

   Aft          11    7

1.00pm: One private Royal Marine Light Infantry joined ship from HMS Torch.

2.30pm: Flag Captain came on-board and inspected mess deck.

3.20pm: Slipped and proceeded. Course and speed as requisite for leaving harbour.

4.20pm: Shaped course N29E. Streamed patent log shewing zero.

5.53pm: Baranjoey Head Light abeam 9 miles.

6.30pm: Put clocks back 11 minutes.

6.35pm: Sighted Norah Head Light N4W patent log 20.6

8.00pm: Altered course N33E

8.24pm: Norah Head Light abeam 9.5 miles.

10.00pm: Put clocks on 10 minutes.

11.00pm: Exercised Sea boat’s crew.

11.30pm: Exercised Watch close water tight doors.


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21 May 1913

Sydney to Thursday Island

Lat -31.7, Long 153.1

0.50am: Sighted Port Stephens Light North.

2.15am: Port Stephens Light abeam 7 miles.

2.24am: Altered course N36E patent log 78.9. Exercised Sea boat’s crew.

2.50am: Sighted Sugarloaf Light N14E. Exercised Close water tight doors. Put clocks on 10 minutes.

5.11am: Sugarloaf Light abeam 6.4 miles. Put clocks on 10 minutes.

6.25am: Altered course N10E patent log 108.2.

6.57am: Sun rise by compass N56E. Deviation 0.8oE.

9.00am: Altered course North.

9.15am: Divisions. Read prayers.

9.30am: Increased to 125 revolutions.

10.00am: Training classes at instruction. Steam boat’s crews refitting gear and as requisite.

10.30am: Crowdy Head abeam 11.5 miles.

12noon: Distance run through the water 159 miles.

1.08pm: Tacking Point abeam 6.7 miles.

1.30pm: Employed at signal instruction and as requisite.

5.05pm: Smoky [Cape] Light House abeam 41/2 miles.

5.20pm: Altered course N4E patent log 199.0

8.30pm: Sighted South Solitary Light N10W.

10.35pm: South Solitary Light abeam 5.3 miles patent log 42.8. Altered course N10E.


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22 May 1913

Sydney to Thursday Island

Lat -28.6, Long 153.7

0.47am: North Solitary Island. Abeam 5 miles.

1.30am: Exercised Sea boats crew.

2.30am: Exercised Close water tight doors.

7.00am: Altered course N1W.

9.00am: Altered course N35W.

9.15am: Divisions. Prayers. Read Court martial returns.

10.45am: Altered course N8W patent log 344.0. Employed refitting boat’s gear and as requisite. Ordinary Seamen at seamanship instruction.

11.34am: C[ape] Byron light house abeam 4.5 miles.

12noon: Reset patent log [to] zero.

12noon: Distance run through the water 355 202 miles.

0.30pm: Employed scrubbing boat’s sails, refitting coaling gear and as requisite. Ordinary Seamen at seamanship instruction.

3.00pm: Fingal Point [Head] light house abeam 8.5 miles.

4.30pm: Evening quarters. Exercised collision stations.

9.50pm: Sighted Cape Moreton Light N39W. Patent log 79.4

10.30pm: Exercised Close water tight doors.

11.30pm: Exercised Sea boats crew.


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23 May 1913

Sydney to Thursday Island

Lat -25.6, Long 153.6

[The ‘Kelvin’ referred to in the 9pm entry is a ‘Lord Kelvin Sounder’. This device indicated the depth that the sounding line descended to by means of a pointer sweeping across on an illuminated dial. The advantage of this system was that it could measure much greater depths than a manual lead line. The machine used a piano wire that required handling with care to avoid damage. Some models had an electric motor to wind in the wire to retrieve the lead while others had a manually operated winding wheel.

There is a detailed description of the operation of this class of device at http://titanic-model.com/db/db-03/kelvin.html

More detail of the Kelvin Sounding machine can be found at http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Popular_Science_Monthly/Volume_44/January_1894/How_the_Sea_Is_Sounded

Deploying the Kelvin machine to take regular soundings in deep water suggests that the Fantome has commenced survey duties during her passage to Thursday Island.]

0.55am: Cape Moreton Light abeam 11 miles.

2.00am: Exercised Sea boat’s crew.

3.00am: Exercised Close water tight doors.

5.30am: Employed cleaning ship.

8.10am: Altered course N15W patent log 163.1

9.10am: Divisions. Read prayers. Employed mustering bags and as requisite.

12noon: Reset patent log [to] zero.

12noon: Distance run through the water 194 miles.

1.00pm: Employed mustering bags and hammocks. Scrubbing sails and as requisite.

4.00pm: Evening quarters. Exercised collision stations.

4.30pm: Altered course N12W patent log 36.0

5.25pm: Sun set by compass N761/2W. Deviation 0 minutes10 seconds West.

5.27pm: Sighted Sandy Cape light house N74W. Patent log 44.0

5.38pm: Altered course N7W patent log 45.5

7.20pm: Sounded [1/65?]

9.00pm: Sounding half hourly with Kelvin.

10.30pm: Altered course N53W patent log 84.0

11.00pm: Exercised Sea boat’s crew.

11.43pm: Altered course W. patent log 94.0


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24 May 1913

Sydney to Thursday Island

Lat -23.9, Long 151.6

[The course changes starting the previous night and continuing today confirm that the Fantome is carrying out survey duties. Some versions of the weight used with the Kelvin Sounder had a sampling tube to retrieve a sample from the surface of the seabed at the point of contact. It seems that a weight of this nature is being deployed here.

The transcription of the 10.49am entry is difficult. It starts ‘2 ft Rk.’ suggesting the place name ‘Two Fathom Rock’. The next symbol appears to be the lower case, Greek letter Phi – a symbol that has very many different uses according to context. Unfortunately, it is not clear which meaning is intended here.]

0.30am: Sounding quarter hourly with Kelvin.

1.30am: Exercised Close water tight doors.

2.50am: Altered course S75W. Patent log 20.0

3.00am: Exercised Sea boat’s crew.

3.10am: Sighted Lady Elliott [Island] Light S85W. Altered course S70W. Patent log 22.9

3.30am: Sounded 30 fathoms: sand.

3.45am: Sounded 23 fathoms: sand.

4.33am: Lady Elliott [Island] Light abeam 3 miles. Altered course N84W. Patent log 34.9

6.43am: Lady Musgrave Island N13W.

6.43am: Employed cleaning ship.

9.15am: Sighted Bustard Head light house S78W.

9.30am: Employed cleaning ship.

10.43am: Altered course N69W. Bustard Head light house abeam 5 miles.

10.49am: Two Fathom Rock [phi] Bustard Head light house S5W (compass). S4W (magnetic). Deviation 1o West.

11.40am: Sighted Gatcombe Head S82W.

12noon: Altered course N42W. Reset patent log [to] zero.

12noon: Distance run through the water 198 miles.

1.00pm: Making and mending clothes.

2.00pm: Sighted Cape Capricorn light house N62W.

3.28pm: Cape Capricorn abeam 4.4 miles. Altered course N47W patent log 30.6.

5.00pm: Evening quarters.

5.50pm: Altered course N42W patent log 50.7.

6.07pm: Altered course N16W patent log 79.9.

9.15pm: Altered course N20W patent log 79.9 Burnt searchlight.

9.25pm: Course as requisite for anchoring.

9.33pm: Hauled in patent log shewing 81.4

9.35pm: Stopped. Came to with Port anchor, 5 shackles in 20 fathoms.

11.40pm: Shortened in.

11.45pm: Weighed.

11.07pm: Proceeded N20W. Streamed patent log shewing 81.4

11.54pm: 125 revolutions.


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25 May 1913

Sydney to Thursday Island

Lat -21.4, Long 150.0

[Around 3cm is missed from the right edge in this page image. However, the missed area is visible on the image of the next page and information from that image has been used to fill in the gaps.]

1.00am: Exercised sea boat’s crew.

2.30am: Altered course N54W patent log 104.0

3.00am: Exercised close water tight doors.

5.10am: Altered course N63W patent log 122.6

6.00am: Employed cleaning ship.

6.30am: Altered course N58W patent log 131.8

7.30am: Altered course N50W patent log 138.8

9.30am: Divisions. Read prayers.

10.00am: Altered course N41W.

11.46am: Altered course N36W patent log 178.1

12noon: Reset patent log [to] zero.

12noon: Distance run through the water176 miles.

0.15pm: Altered course N50W patent log 1.6

0.47pm: Hauled in and cleaned patent log.

3.35pm: Altered course N61W patent log 29.3.

4.30pm: Hauled in and cleaned patent log. Courses as requisite for passing through Hillsborough channel.

5.00pm: Evening quarters.

5.46pm: Course N58W patent log 47.6

6.00pm: Hauled in and cleaned patent log.

6.07pm: Put clocks back 15 minutes.

7.23pm: Altered course N50W patent log 62.7

8.15pm: Sighted Dent Island light N25W. Altered course N25W.

10.30pm: Dent Island light abeam 5 cables. Exercised close watertight doors. Exercised sea boat’s crew.

11.15pm: Altered course N29W patent log 98.7.


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[This is the image of form headed as follows. The details of the table are complex and readers are referred to the source document at the URL above if they require this information.]


Form 1 – Table of the Deviations of the Standard Compass of HMS Fantome of 4 Guns, ascertained at Lat 19-39.5S, Long 148-05.0E the 26th May 1913


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26 May 1913

Sydney to Thursday Island

Lat -19.2, Long 147.5

[Approximately 2cm is missed from the left hand edge of the page in this image.]

0.38am: Altered course N42W patent log 107.0

2.08am: Altered course N77W patent log 121.0

2.30am: Exercised sea boat’s crew.

3.18am: Sighted Fort Denison light S58W.

3.30am: Exercised close water tight doors.

4.00am: Put clocks back11 minutes.

4.24am: Altered course N56W patent log 42.4

4.30am: Employed cleaning ship.

6.45am: Hauled in patent log. Swung ship for deviation.

7.35am: Proceeded N56W. Streamed patent log 161.7

9.00am: Divisions, Read prayers.

10.00am: Employed rigging sounding gear. Training classes at instruction. Stokers laying out bags.

11.55am: Cape Bowling Green light house abeam 9.5 miles.

12noon: Reset patent log [to] zero.

12noon: [Distance run th]rough [the water ???] miles.

1.30pm: Employed fitting boat’s fenders, rigging and testing ship’s sounding gear.

4.27pm: Altered course N65W patent log 38.0.

5.35pm: Sun set by compass N73’4W. Deviation 1’4 W.

8.37pm: Altered course N21W patent log 74.0.

9.22pm: Increased to 130 revolutions.

9.30pm: Lit fires in Number 3 boiler. Sounding quarter hourly with Kelvin [Sounder].

10.27pm: Increased to 140 revolutions. Exercised sea boat’s crew.

11.25pm: Sighted North Barnard [Islands] light. Exercised close water tight doors.


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27 May 1913

Sydney to Thursday Island

Lat -16.2, Long 145.5

12.30am: Sounding quarter hourly with Kelvin [Sounder].

1.00am: Altered course N18W.

2.00am: North Barnard [Islands] Light abeam 3.2 miles.

3.00am: Exercised sea boat’s crew.

3.30am: Exercised close water tight doors.

4.50am: Altered course N24W patent log 54.7

6.43am: Fitzroy Island abeam 1.5 miles. Altered course N42W patent log 73.2

8.54am: Altered course N46W patent log 194.4

9.00am: Divisions. Read prayers.

9.30am: Employed marking lead lines and as requisite.

9.52am: Sighted Low Islets [Low Isles] light house N52W.

10.38am: Altered course N25W patent log 212.0

10.57am: Low Island [Low Isles] light house abeam 2.8 miles.

11.55am: Altered course N19W.

12noon: Reset patent log [to] zero.

12noon: Distance travelled through the water 226 miles.

0.50pm: Cape Tribulation abeam 2 miles.

2.00pm: Let fires die out in Number 1 boiler.

2.07pm: Altered course N31W patent log 20.6

2.30pm: Employed fitting sounding lines and re-fitting strops.

3.14pm: Altered course N2W patent log 31.4

4.00pm: [Evening] Quarters.

4.55pm: Put clocks back 11 minutes.

5.30pm: South Cape Bedford abeam 1.75 miles. Altered course N1W patent log 56.4

6.42pm: Put clocks back 12 minutes.

7.00pm: Altered course N4W.

7.25pm: Slow speed.

7.32pm: Stopped, hauled in patent log 77.8.

7.33pm: Came to with Port anchor, 5 shackles in 15 fathoms.


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28 May 1913

Sydney to Thursday Island

Lat -14.4, Long 144.7

5.50am: Shortened in.

6.00am: Weighed Port anchor.

6.10am: Shaped course North – 140 revolutions. Streamed patent log 77.8

6.20am: Sun rise by compass N62’4E. Deviation 1/2oW.

7.22am: Altered course N20W patent log 89.7

7.35am: Altered course N72W patent log 91.0

8.30am: Altered course N85W patent log 100.5

9.00am: Increased to 150 revolutions.

9.15am: Divisions. Altered course West patent log 103.5

10.05am: Altered course N67W patent log 117.1

10.30am: Employed refitting steam boats falls, re-marking lead lines and as requisite.

11.22am: Altered course N49W patent log 131.1

12noon: Re-set patent log [to] zero.

12noon: Distance run through the water 138 miles.

0.10pm: Altered course N35W patent log 1.9

0.33pm: Sighted Pipon [Island (South)] light house NW.

0.56pm: Altered course N51W patent log 10.2

1.10pm: Altered course N63W patent log 12.6

1.35pm: Altered course N57W patent log 16.8

1.53pm: Altered course S83W patent log 20.2

2.00pm: Employed fitting steam boat’s falls. Sounding party fitting lead lines and as requisite.

3.00pm: Altered course N55’2W.

3.19pm: Altered course S88W patent log 35.3

4.00pm: [Evening] Quarters. Read stations for, and exercised, ‘Abandon Ship’.

5.00pm: Altered course N78W

5.33pm: Altered course N47W patent log 58.8

5.52pm: Altered course N43W patent log 62.3

6.00pm: Altered course N46W

6.35pm: Altered course N26W patent log 69.6

7.04pm: Altered course N3W patent log 74.7

7.30pm: Sounding quarter hourly with Kelvin [Sounder].

7.55pm: Eased to 130 revolutions.

8.22pm: Sighted Claremont Light Vessel N14W. Altered course N6W patent log 86.0

9.30pm: Claremont Light Vessel abeam. Altered course N6W patent log 97.4

10.25pm: Stopped. Hauled in patent log 104.9

10.30pm: Came to with Port anchor 2 shackles in 7 fathoms.


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29 May 1913

Sydney to Thursday Island

Lat -12.3, Long 143.3

5.10am: Shortened in.

5.30am: Weighed, turned to East.

5.50am: Proceeded N7W. Full speed. Streamed patent log 104.9

6.20am: Altered course N25W patent log 109.5

7.20am: Altered course N5W patent log 120.0

7.53am: Altered course N11W patent log 126.0

9.00am: Divisions. Read prayers.

9.03am: Altered course N32W patent log 138.1

9.30am: Employed cleaning paintwork and as requisite.

10.16am: Altered course N35W patent log 151.1

12noon: Reset patent log [to] zero.

12noon: Distance run through the water 168 miles.

0.12pm: Altered course N32W patent log 2.1

0.48pm: ‘K’ reef Light vessel abeam 1/2 mile. Altered course N6W patent log 8.6

1.38pm: Altered course N3E patent log 17.6

2.00pm: Course as requisite for proceeding through Paluma Passage.

2.20pm: Course N40W patent log 27.3

3.00pm: Making and mending clothes.

3.26pm: Altered course N37W patent log 37.2

4.55pm: Altered course N11W patent log 52.7

5.00pm: Evening quarters.

5.53pm: Altered course N21W patent log 63.0

6.55pm: Altered course N16W patent log 73.8 Eased to 130 revolutions. Cairncross Islands abeam 1 mile.

7.30pm: Sounding quarterly hourly with Kelvin [sounding machine].

8.00pm: Altered course N31W.

8.45pm: Hauled in patent log 91.0 Stopped.

8.48pm: Came to with Port anchor, 3 shackles in 14 fathoms.


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30 May 1913

Sydney to Thursday Island at Goode [Goods] Island

Lat -10.6, Long 142.2

5.55am: Shortened in.

6.05am: Weighed and proceeded N65W. Streamed patent log 91.0

6.25am: Altered course N44W patent log 93.6 Put clocks on 25 minutes.

7.30am: Course as requisite for proceeding through Albany Passage.

8.43am: Course N53W patent log 113.1

9.28am: Altered course N47W patent log 120.0

9.30am: Employed turning out boats. Ordinary Seamen at instruction. Remainder fitting gear and as requisite.

10.26am: Course as requisite for passing through Prince of Wales Channel. Patent log 131.2

11.35am: Hauled in patent log 142.1

11.58am: Stopped.

12noon: Came to with Starboard anchor, 11/2 shackles in 6 fathoms.

12noon: Distance run through the water 142 miles.

1.00pm: Employed replacing steam boats boilers and preparing ship for coaling.

4.30pm: Lit fires in second steam cutter.

9.20pm: Drew fires in second steam cutter.


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31 May 1913

Goode [Goods] Island and Thursday Island

Lat -10.6, Long 142.2

Draught of water

                   ft   in

   Forward 10    3

   Aft          10    5

3.50am: Lit fires in second steam cutter.

4.30am: Lit fires in first steam cutter.

6.10am: Shortened in.

6.20am: Weighed and proceeded alongside coal hulk.

7.30am: Lieutenant Rice in first steam cutter, Lieutenant Nicolle in second steam cutter left ship for surveying duties.

8.05am: Commenced coaling.

9.30am: Employed coaling ship.

12noon: Distance run through the water 4.3 miles.

1.30pm: Employed coaling ship.

3.35pm: Finished coaling. Received 170 tons.

4.20pm: Cast off from collier. Proceeded course and speed as requisite for making Thursday Island anchorage.

5.37pm: Stopped. Came to with Starboard anchor, 1 shackle in 4 fathoms.

6.00pm: Drew fires in first steam cutter.

6.30pm: Employed cleaning ship.

7.00pm: Gave leave to the Starboard watch till 7am.

10.20pm: Drew fires in second steam cutter.

11.00pm: Let fires die out in Number 3 boiler.



LOGS FOR JUNE 1913


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1 June 1913

Thursday Island

Lat -10.6, Long 142.2

4.15am: Lit fires in second steam cutter.

6.00am: Employed cleaning ship.

9.45am: Divisions.

10.30am: Performed Divine Service.

12.30pm: General leave to the Port watch from 1.15pm: to 7am.

5.00pm: Evening quarters.

10.20pm: Drew fires in second steam cutter.


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2 June 1913

Thursday Island to Port Darwin

Lat -10.6, Long 142.2

[The loss overboard of a ‘ladders, accommodation’ is one of the stranger objects recorded as being lost. The strangest that this editor has encountered is HMS Cicala’s barometer – an instrument that would be firmly fixed to the superstructure of the ship!]

Draught of water

                  ft   in

   Forward 11   9

   Aft          11   7

Lost overboard by accident ladders, accommodation one in number.

4.00am: Lit fires in first steam cutter.

4.15am: Lit fires in second steam cutter.

7.00am: Lieutenants Rice and Buckland in second steam cutter, Lieutenant Nicolle in first steam cutter left ship on surveying duties.

8.00am: Employed preparing ship for sea.

10.48am: Weighed and proceeded. Course and speed as requisite for Goode [Goods] Island anchorage.

11.25am: Stopped.

11.30am: Came to with Starboard anchor, 11/2 shackles in 6 fathoms.

11.40am: Second steam cutter returned. Drew fires.

12noon: Distance travelled through the water 4.5 [miles].

1.20pm: First steam cutter returned. Drew fires.

1.30pm: Shortened in.

1.35pm: Weighed and proceeded. Course as requisite.

1.50pm: Shaped course N85W 130 revolutions: streamed patent log [set at] zero.

2.30pm: Altered course S81W patent log 6.3

3.30pm: Booby Island light house abeam 2.4 miles. Altered course S83W patent log 15.2 Employed reeling up and oiling wire hawsers. Lashing small gear on the upper deck and as requisite.

4.00pm: [Evening] Quarters. Altered course S78W. Read Warrant Number 4.

6.15pm: Sun set by compass N73W. Deviation 1oE.

9.00pm: Sounding half hourly with Kelvin [Sounder].

10.00pm: Altered course S85W.

11.00pm: Exercised sea boat’s crew.


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3 June 1913

Thursday Island to Port Darwin

Lat -10.6, Long 138.7

[A barricoe is a small cask or keg. This term was possibly already archaic in 1913. You can find the word used elsewhere on this site in the description of the process of issuing the daily rum ration.]

1.00am: Sounding half hourly with Kelvin [Sounder].

2.00am: Exercised sea boat’s crew.

3.00am: Exercised watch close water tight doors.

5.00am: Watch employed scrubbing coaling screens and cleaning ship.

7.00am: Sounding half hourly with Kelvin [Sounder].

8.20am: Put clocks back 15 minutes.

9.30am: Employed refitting boom gear, remarking lead lines and as requisite.

12noon: Reset patent log [to] zero.

12noon: Distance run through the water 205 miles.

1.00pm: Altered course S84W.

2.00pm: Employed remarking lead lines, cleaning out barricoes, fitting jumping ladders and as requisite.

3.30pm: Sounding half hourly with Kelvin [Sounder].

4.00pm: [Evening] Quarters. Exercised fire stations.

5.58pm: Sun set by compass N713/4W. Deviation Nil.

7.30pm: Sounding half hourly with Kelvin [Sounder].

8.00pm: Altered course S89W.

9.30pm: Sounding half hourly with Kelvin [Sounder].

10.30pm: Exercised watch close water tight doors.

11.30pm: Exercised sea boat’s crew.


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4 June 1913

Thursday Island to Port Darwin

Lat -10.5, Long 135.2

[The noon location is taken relative to New Year Island. According to Wikipedia this puts the Fantome about 150 miles south of the unnamed rock that is the northern most point of the Northern Territory.]

1.30am: Exercised sea boat’s crew.

2.30am: Exercised watch close water tight doors.

3.30am: Sounding half hourly with Kelvin [Sounder].

4.35am: Patent log foul of sounding wire. Hauled in patent log [showing] 145.7

5.10am: Streamed patent log [showing] 145.7

6.30am: Employed scrubbing deck cloths and cleaning ship.

7.30am: Sounding half hourly with Kelvin [Sounder].

9.00am: Divisions. Read prayers.

9.12am: Altered course S81W patent log 181.0

9.30am: Employed refitting and as requisite. Training classes at instruction.

11.00am: Sounding half hourly with Kelvin [Sounder].

12noon: Reset patent log [to] zero.

12noon: Distance travelled through the water 211 miles.

1.00pm: Employed refitting gear, cleaning paint work and as requisite. Ordinary Seamen at instruction.

4.00pm: [Evening] Quarters.

6.14pm: Sun set by compass N711/2W, Deviation 1oE.

7.30pm: Sounding half hourly with Kelvin [Sounder].

9.15pm: Altered course S83W. Patent log 82.8

10.00pm: Exercised sea boat’s crew.

11.00pm: Exercised close water tight doors.

11.30pm: Sounding half hourly with Kelvin [Sounder].


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5 June 1913

Thursday Island to Port Darwin

Lat -11.1, Long 131.8

1.00am: Exercised sea boat’s crew.

2.00am: Exercised watch close water tight doors.

3.30am: Sounding half hourly with Kelvin [Sounder].

6.45am: Altered course S65W patent log 168.6

7.42am: Increased to 140 revolutions.

7.30am: Sounding half hourly with Kelvin [Sounder].

9.12am: Altered course S47W patent log 192.2

9:40am: Sighted land: South by West.

10.00am: Employed cleaning ship’s side, painting hammock cloths and as requisite. Marines at gun drill.

10.21am: Altered course S36W patent log 203.5

10.30am: Sounding half hourly with Kelvin [Sounder].

11.22am: Altered course S48W patent log 214.2

12noon: Reset patent log [to] zero.

12noon: Distance travelled through the water 221 miles.

1.00pm: Altered course S4W.

1.30pm: Employed painting ship.

3.00pm: Altered course South.

3.30pm: Sounding half hourly with Kelvin [Sounder].

5.00pm: Altered course S61W.

5.55pm: Altered course S80W. Patent log 58.9

6.10pm: Altered course West patent log 61.5

6.25pm: Hauled in patent log 65.0

6.30pm: Stopped.

6.35pm: Came to with Port anchor 3 shackles in 15 fathoms.


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6 June 1913

Thursday Island to Port Darwin

Lat -12.2, Long 130.8

6.20am: Shortened in.

6.30am: Weighed [anchor]. Proceeded S58W.

6.37am: Streamed patent log.

7.55am: Altered course S30W.

8.07am: Course as requisite for proceeding through Clarence Strait.

10.00am: Employed painting ship’s side, watering steam boats and fitting beacons.

10.45am: Lit fires in first steam cutter.

11.35am: Shaped course S40W patent log 46.8

12noon: Distance run through the water 116 miles.

0.35pm: Altered course South. Patent log 56.3

1.00pm: Course as requisite for entering harbour.

2.00pm: Hauled in patent log 68.9

2.20pm: Stopped.

2.23pm: Came to with Starboard anchor 3 shackles in 13 fathoms.

3.00pm: Employed as in forenoon.

4.20pm: Lieutenant Wilson joined ship.

4.30pm: Employed painting ship’s side.

5.50pm: Drew fires and hoisted first steam cutter.

Draught of Water

                  ft   in

   Forward 11    1

   Aft          11    3


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7 June 1913

Port Darwin to Surveying Ground

Lat -12.5, Long 130.2

6.20am: Shortened in.

6.35am: Weighed and proceeded. Course as requisite.

6.50am: 154 revolutions. Streamed patent log [set at] zero.

7.00am: Emery Point light house abeam 1/2 mile.

7.05am: Put clocks back 20 minutes.

7.45am: Shaped course N85W patent log 13.9

8.30am: Tested life buoy and found correct.

10.05am: Altered course S49W patent log 38.5

11.05am: Altered course S27W patent log 49.5

11.00 am Employed cleaning ship.

12noon: Distance travelled through the water 81 miles.

0.53pm: Altered course S33W. Patent log 69.4

1.38pm: Altered course S1W. Patent log 87.0

3.10pm: Sighted Perron Island S56E. Altered course S20E patent log 96.1

3.20pm: Put clocks back 15 minutes.

3.30pm: Making and mending clothes.

4.35pm: Sighted Cape Ford S10E.

4.37pm: Altered course S50E. Patent log 111.6

5.00pm: Evening Quarters.

5.03pm: Altered course S72E. Patent log 116.0 Eased to 130 revolutions.

5.19pm: Put clocks back 17 minutes.

5.35pm: Sun set by compass N701/2W. Deviation 1oE.

5.48pm: Hauled in patent log 126.6

5.50pm: Stopped. Came to with Starboard anchor [at] 2 shackles in 10 fathoms.

6.30pm: Burnt searchlight.

11.05pm: Shortened in.

11.15pm: Boat from shore came alongside.

11.40pm: Veered to 2 shackles.


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8 June 1913

Port Darwin to Surveying Ground

Lat -14.0, Long 129.2

[Curious event recorded at 6.19am – the sun has risen in the West and a deviation of just 1o is recorded! The log keeper seems to have been confused that morning. His entry “12 Midnight” has been corrected to read “12 Noon”.]

4.15am: Weighed [anchor].

4.20am: Proceeded N72W.

4.24am: Streamed patent log [set at] zero.

4.29am: 160 revolutions.

6.08am: Altered course S61W. Patent log 18.8

6.19am: Sun rose by compass N62W. Deviation 1oE.

7.30am: Employed cleaning ship.

9.00am: Altered course S10W. Patent log 52.2

9.30am: Hands mustered by the ledger.

10.00am: Performed Divine Service.

12noon: Distance run through the water 152 miles.

0.05pm: Sighted land on Port bow.

0.26pm: Altered course S3oE. Patent log 90.3

0.45pm: Altered course S24E. Patent log 93.4

1.30pm: Sounding half hourly with Kelvin [Sounder].

2.48pm: Altered course S2W. Patent log 117.2

3.18pm: Altered course S70E. Patent log 123.8. Eased to 130 revolutions.

4.00pm: Altered course S70E.

4.05pm: Stopped. Communicated with motor boat from Victoria River. Hauled in patent log 30.4

5.00pm: Proceeded N50W [at] 130 revolutions. Streamed patent log.

5.38pm: Sun set by compass N681/2W. Deviation 1oW.

5.50pm: Altered course N55W. Patent log 136.7

6.30pm: Altered course N651/2W. Patent log 144.3

8.15pm: Altered course N631/2W. Patent log 159.2

10.00pm: Sounding half hourly with Kelvin [Sounder].

10.35pm: Exercised sea boat’s crew.


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9 June 1913

Port Darwin to Surveying Ground

Lat -13.2, Long 126.9

1.30am: Sounding half hourly with Kelvin [Sounder].

2.30am: Exercised sea boat’s crew.

3.30am: Exercised close water tight doors.

6.15am: Sun rose by compass N641/2E. Deviation 1oW.

7.00am: Sounding half hourly with Kelvin [Sounder].

9.00am: Divisions. Read prayers.

10.00am: Employed fitting fenders, filling boat’s magazines and as requisite.

11.30am: Sounding half hourly with Kelvin [Sounder].

12noon: Reset patent log [to] zero.

12noon: Distance run through the water 220 miles.

0.20pm: Put clocks back 14 minutes.

1.30pm: Employed cleaning out bins, holystoning Forecastle and as requisite.

3.00pm: Sounding half hourly with Kelvin [Sounder].

4.00pm: [Evening] Quarters.

4.42pm: Altered course S89W. Patent log 46.5

5.17pm: Altered course North. Patent log 51.6

5.27pm: Altered course North West. Patent log 53.2

5.30pm: Sounding half hourly with Kelvin [Sounder].

7.30pm: Altered course S36W. Patent log 72.3

7.40pm: Hauled in and cleared patent log.

8.15pm: Hauled in and cleared patent log.

8.57pm: Hauled in and cleared patent log.

10.00pm: Sounding half hourly with Kelvin [Sounder].

11.00pm: Exercised sea boat’s crew.

11.30pm: Exercised Close water tight doors.


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10 June 1913

Port Darwin to Surveying Ground

Lat -14.6, Long 124.2

0.30am: Exercised close water tight doors.

1.00am: Exercised sea boat’s crew.

2.35am: Hauled in and cleared patent log.

3.00am: Sounding half hourly with Kelvin [Sounder].

5.30am: Sounding half hourly with Kelvin [Sounder].

8.00am: Altered course S31W.

9.00am: Divisions. Read Prayers.

9.30am: Marines at Rifle Exercise.

10.00am: Employed refitting boat’s falls, cleaning sounding machines and as requisite.

11.00am: Sounding half hourly with Kelvin [Sounder].

12noon: Reset patent log [to] zero.

12noon: Distance run through the water 214 miles.

0.25pm: Put clocks back 15 minutes.

1.30pm: Employed end for ending steam boat’s falls, making flags and as requisite.

3.20pm: Increased to 140 revolutions.

3.32pm: Altered course S7W patent log 35.0

3.30pm: Sounding half hourly with Kelvin [Sounder].

4.00pm: [Evening] Quarters.

5.47pm: Altered course S17W patent log 56.6

6.27pm: Slow speed.

6.30pm: Stopped. Came to with Starboard anchor, 3 shackles in 11 fathoms. Hauled in patent log 64.2


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11 June 1913

Port Darwin to Surveying Ground

Lat -16.1, Long 123.7

[There is no midday position recorded position given above is an estimate based on her anchorage bearings. See the image of log page for these details.]

6.10am: Lit fires in first steam cutter.

6.15am: Weighed. Proceeded course South.

6.25am: 140 revolutions. Streamed patent log [set at] zero.

7.15am: Lit fires in second steam cutter.

7.46am: Altered course S50W patent log 9.5

8.25am: Hauled in patent log. Course as requisite.

9.20am: Stopped. Lowered steam cutter. Lieutenant Nicolle left ship on surveying duties.

9.30am: Proceeded course as requisite.

10.11am: Stopped. Lowered steam cutter. Lieutenants Rice and Wilson left ship on surveying duties.

10.45am: Proceeded course as requisite.

11.57am: Stopped.

12noon: Came to with Starboard anchor, 4 shackles in 19 fathoms.

12noon: Distance travelled through the water 108 miles.

0.25pm: Captain and Lieutenant Comber left ship on surveying duties.

1.30pm: Employed getting up coal for landing, refitting and as requisite.

6.25pm: Surveying boats returned.

6.40pm: Captain and Lieutenant Comber returned.

7.05pm: Drew fires in first steam cutter.

8.30pm: Drew fires in second steam cutter.


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12 June 1913

Surveying Ground to Broome

Lat -16.1, Long 123.8

[No midday position is recorded in the log. However, as the log shows Fantome has moved only 8 miles in 24 hours it is reasonable to repeat her position from the prior day. For those interested in more detail a new set of anchorage bearings can be seen on the image of the log page. These suggest that the Fantome has entered the channel between Koolan Island and the mainland.]

Lost overboard by accident water bottle enamelled, one in number

4.25am: Lit fires in first steam cutter.

4.50am: Lit fires in second steam cutter.

6.45am: Shortened in to 2 shackles.

7.00am: Lieutenants Comber and Rice left ship on surveying duties. Weighed.

7.07am: Proceeded. Course as requisite. 120 revolutions.

8.25am: Stopped.

8.30am: Came to with Starboard anchor, 4 shackles in 23 fathoms.

8.40am: Lieutenant Nicolle left ship on surveying duties.

9.30am: Employed landing stores and provisions for tide party. Marines at 3 pounder gun drill.

10.00am: Landed tide camp party.

12noon: Distance run through the water 8 miles.

0.10pm: Weighed.

0.22pm: Hoisted and drew fires in second steam cutter.

0.40pm: Proceeded N60W 120 revolutions.

2.08pm: Stopped. Hoisted and drew fires in first steam cutter.

2.27pm: Proceeded N69W 130 revolutions.

2.34pm: Streamed patent log [set at] zero.

3.15pm: Altered course S87W patent log 5.7

3.50pm: Altered course N88W patent log 11.4

3.55pm: Employed cleaning ship and as requisite.

4.30pm: Course as requisite.

5.00pm: Course S50W.

5.31pm: Sun set by compass N69W. Deviation 1oE.

5.37pm: Altered course S64W patent log 28.9

5.55pm: Altered course S69W patent log 30.8

6.15pm: Sighted Cape Leveque light S34W.

6.55pm: Altered course S45W patent log 39.6

7.34pm: Altered course S20W patent log 45.7

8.00pm: Altered course S40W

8.12pm: Cape Leveque light abeam 4.3 miles.

9.58pm: Stopped. Hauled in patent log 68.3

10.00pm: Came to with Starboard anchor 31/2 shackles in 15 fathoms.


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13 June 1913

Surveying Ground to Broome

Lat -17.2, Long 122.0

6.00am: Shortened in.

6.05am: Proceeded S39W. 130 revolutions. Streamed patent log [set at] zero.

9.00am: Divisions. Read prayers.

10.24am: Altered course WSW. Patent log 37.6

11.00am: Altered course S27W patent log 43.4

11.30am: Employed cleaning ship. Ordinary Seamen at instruction.

12noon: Distance travelled through the water 126 miles.

1.00pm: Altered course S13E.

2.00pm: Making and mending clothes.

4.35pm: Sighted Gantheaume Point Light House S42E.

4.45pm: Altered course S45E. Patent log 93.7

5.17pm: Course as requisite for entering Broome.

6.00pm: Hauled in patent log 106.0

6.42pm: Stopped Came to with Starboard anchor 31/2 shackles in 111/2 fathoms.

7.00pm: Put clocks back 14 minutes.


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14 June 1913

Broome

Lat -18.0, Long 122.2

[The first action that the Fantome takes on reaching port is to take on coal. Coaling is important to coal fired vessels. Coaling takes time and shifting 100 tons of coal involves a lot of hard, dirty work. A vessel’s operating range is limited by how much coal she has in her bunkers. The Fantome is operating in challenging waters where the population is sparse. Consequently, it is important that she keeps her bunkers filled to ensure that she has sufficient fuel to get her to the next port.

The Commanding Officer has two ways to discover how much fuel his vessel needs. He can look at the free space in his bunkers. The volume of the empty bunker space can be translated into a tonnage using the density of coal. Or he can look at his vessel’s draught. A floating object displaces its own weight of water so a fully laden vessel draws more water than a lightly laden one. The information about the Fantome at the front of the logbook gives the information needed for her commanding officer to estimate the amount of coal that she needs to fill her bunkers at any time. As the ship’s draught will also be affected by the nature of the water that she is operating in the commanding officer must also take this factor into account. (This page relating to the use of the Plimsoll line for commercial shipping may be of interest).

As the Fantome enters Broome she is drawing around one foot (12 inches) less than her fully laden draught. Since it takes 10 tons in weight to increase her draught by 1 inch, the Fantome is running at around 120 tons under her fully laden weight. The bulk of this missing weight will be the coal that she has burnt so it is no surprise that she takes on 160 tons of coal today.]

Draught of water

                  ft   in

   Forward 10   0

   Aft          10   2

4.30am: Lit fires in second steam cutter.

6.00am: Employed preparing ship for coaling.

9.25am: S.S. ‘Minderoo’ secured alongside.

9.35am: Commenced coaling.

10.00am: Employed coaling ship.

12noon: Distance run through the water 54 miles.

1.30pm: Employed coaling ship.

5.15pm: Finished coaling. Received 160 tons.

6.00pm: S.S. ‘Mindero[o]’ cast off.

6.30pm: Employed cleaning ship and replacing coaling gear.

8.30pm: General leave to Starboard watch till 6.45am.

10.20pm: Drew fires in second steam cutter.


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15 June 1913

Broome

Lat -18.0, Long 122.2

4.15am: Lit fires in second steam cutter.

5.30am: Employed cleaning ship.

9.30am: Divisions. Read prayers.

1.00pm: General leave to the Port watch till 6.45am.

5.00pm: Evening Quarters.

10.20pm: Drew fires in second steam cutter.


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16 June 1913

Broome to Surveying Ground

Lat -17.5, Long 122.0

Draught of water

                  ft   in

   Forward 11   8

   Aft          11 10

4.30am: Lit fires in second steam cutter.

5.00am: Employed cleaning ship.

7.35am: Drew fires in and hoisted second steam cutter.

7.50am: Shortened in.

7.55am: Weighed and proceeded, course as requisite for leaving harbour.

8.10am: 130 revolutions.

8.31am: Streamed patent log [set at] zero.

9.00am: Shaped course N20W. Patent log 4.1

10.00am: Employed scrubbing canvass gear, wind sails and as requisite.

12noon: Distance travelled through the water 35 miles.

0.07pm: Altered course N6W patent log 32.4

1.40pm: Altered course N33E patent log 46.2

2.30pm: Employed cleaning and refitting boat’s gear and as requisite.

4.05pm: Altered course N57E patent log 67.4

4.45pm: Altered course N51E patent log 72.7

5.20pm: Sun set by compass N68W. Deviation 1/2oW.

5.36pm: Altered course N35E patent log 80.8

8.53pm: Sighted Cape Leveque Light N56E.

10.45pm: Cape Leveque Light abeam 6.3 miles. Patent log 27.7

10.58pm: Altered course N48E.

11.30pm: Altered course N4W patent log 133.2

11.38pm: Hauled in patent log 134.6

11.40pm: Stopped.

11.45pm: Came to with Port anchor, 4 shackles in 30 fathoms. Put clocks on 15 minutes.


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17 June 1913

Surveying Ground

Lat -15.9, Long 123.6

[This log entry shows a potential problem with references to ‘Surveying Ground’ – it is not always clear what the area of the surveying ground is. The previous visit to the ‘surveying ground’ was described as terminating in Yampi Sound. The current visit to the surveying ground places the Fantome around 15 to 20km North of Yampi Sound when the surveying crews disembark although the final anchorage reached in the afternoon is in the same area as the anchorage 5 days earlier on 12 June 1913.]

5.45am: Shortened in.

6.00pm: Weighed. Proceeded N79E 130 revolutions.

6.12pm: Streamed patent log [set at] zero.

6.40am: Altered course N70E patent log 3.6

6.52am: Altered course N56E patent log 5.2

7.30am: Lit fires in first and second steam cutters.

7.43am: Altered course N40E patent log 13.8

8.27am: Courses as requisite.

8.56am: Hauled in patent log 24.9

9.00am: Divisions. Read prayers. Marines at rifle drill.

11.10am: Stopped. Lieutenants Comber and Buckland in first steam cutter left ship on surveying duties.

11.20am: Proceeded. 130 revolutions. Course as requisite.

11.45am: Stopped. Lieutenants Nicolle and Wilson left ship in second steam cutter on surveying duties. Employed turning out steam boats and provisioning camp party.

12noon: Distance run through the water 155 miles.

12noon: Proceeded 130 revolutions, course as requisite.

1.40pm: Stopped. Lieutenant Rice in first whaler left ship on surveying duties.

1.55pm: Proceeded. Course as requisite. 100 revolutions.

2.55pm: Stopped.

3.00pm: Came to with Port anchor, 4 shackles in 20 fathoms.

3.30pm: Employed refitting and as requisite.

4.30pm: Lieutenant Nicolle in second steam cutter returned from surveying duties. Drew fires.

4.50pm: Lieutenants Comber and Buckland in first steam cutter returned from surveying duties. Drew fires.


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18 June 1913

Surveying Ground

Lat -16.1, Long 123.8

[The position given above is an estimate based on the anchorage bearings recorded in the log. The anchorage bearings from this day reference “Viney Island”. From my conversations with Commander Sharpey Schafer (see dedication) I know that new discoveries/mapping might be named after crew members like Lieutenant Viney. Could it be that the Fantome mapped this particular island for the first time?]

4.50am: Lit fires in first and second steam cutter.

6.10am: Shortened in.

6.20am: Weighed and proceeded. Course as requisite 100 revolutions.

7.40am: Stopped. Hoisted first steam cutter.

8.05am: Proceeded. Course as requisite, 90 revolutions.

9.10am: Stopped. Lieutenant Nicolle in second steam cutter left ship on surveying duties. Proceeded 100 revolutions.

10.15am: Stopped. Lieutenants Comber and Buckland in first steam cutter. Lieutenant Viney in second whaler left ship on surveying duties.

10.30am: Proceeded. Course as requisite 100 revolutions. Employed refitting boats ladders, jiggers and as requisite.

12noon: Distance run through the water 76 miles.

1.30pm: Employed surveying, refitting boat’s ladders, whaler’s life lines and as requisite.

6.05pm: Stopped. Came to with Port anchor, 5 shackles in 25 fathoms.

6.10pm: Lieutenant Nicolle in second steam cutter returned from surveying duties. Drew fires.

6.50pm: Lieutenants Comber and Buckland in first steam cutter. Lieutenant Viney in second whaler returned from surveying duties. Drew fires.


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19 June 1913

Surveying Ground

Lat -15.7, Long 124.3

5.15am: Lit fires in first steam cutter.

6.25am: Lieutenant Viney in first steam cutter left ship on surveying duties.

6.30am: Weighed and proceeded.

6.40am: Course as requisite, 110 revolutions.

8.10am: Lit fires in second steam cutter.

9.30am: Employed cleaning ship and as requisite. Marines at gun drill.

11.21am: Stopped.

11.37am: Lieutenant Comber in second steam cutter left ship on surveying duties.

11.38am: Proceeded. Course as requisite, 110 revolutions.

12noon: Distance run through the water 54 miles.

1.20pm: Stopped. Came to with Port anchor, 4 shackles in 15 fathoms.

1.30pm: Captain landed on surveying duties.

2.00pm: Lieutenant Buckland landed on surveying duties.

5.35pm: Captain and Lieutenant Buckland returned.


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20 June 1913

Surveying Ground

Lat -15.7, Long 124.3

5.45am: Captain landed on surveying duties.

8.00am: Captain returned.

8.16am: Weighed.

8.20am: Proceeded. Course as requisite 110 revolutions.

9.30am: Divisions, Read prayers.

10.00am: Sounding every 5 minutes.

10.15am: 80 revolutions.

10.55am: Stopped Lieutenant Comber in second steam cutter returned from surveying duties. Hoisted same.

11.44am: Proceeded. Course as requisite 110 revolutions. Employed refitting ship’s gear and cleaning ship.

12noon: Distance travelled through the water 18 miles.

1.00pm: Sounding every 5 minutes.

2.00pm: Employed cleaning ship and as requisite.

3.20pm: Increased to 115 revolutions.

5.50pm: Stopped. Lowered second steam cutter. Lieutenant Nicolle left ship.

5.57pm: Proceeded. Course as requisite. 115 revolutions.

6.52pm: 80 revolutions.

7.30pm: Stopped. Hoisted first whaler. Lieutenant Rice returned from surveying duties.

7.37pm: Proceeded. Course as requisite.

8.05pm: Stopped. Came to with Starboard anchor. 4 shackles in 18 fathoms.

8.20pm: Lieutenant Viney in first steam cutter returned from surveying duties. Drew fires.

10.10pm: Lieutenants Nicolle and Wilson returned in second steam cutter from surveying duties. Drew fires.


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21 June 1913

Koolan Cove

Lat -16.1, Long 123.8

[The co-ordinates given are for Koolan Island rather than Koolan Cove. These are a best estimate for the general area that the Fantome is operating in.]

4.30am: Lit fires in second steam cutter.

7.00am: Lieutenant Buckland left ship in second steam cutter.

8.00am: Lieutenant Nicolle landed on surveying duties.

9.30am: Employed cleaning ship throughout and provisioning tide camp.

11.00am: Tested Life Buoy and found correct.

12noon: Distance travelled through the water 55 miles.

0.20pm: Lieutenant Nicolle returned from surveying duties.

0.30pm: Lieutenant Buckland in second steam cutter returned with Cockatoo Island and tide camp party. Drew fires.

3.00pm: Making and mending clothes.

5.00pm: [Evening] Quarters.


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22 June 1913

Koolan Cove

Lat -16.1, Long 123.8

[An exceptionally quiet Sunday for the Fantome. There is no obvious reason for this.]

9.30am: Divisions.

10.00am: Performed Divine Service.


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23 June 1913

Surveying Ground

Lat -15.7, Long 124.3

[Today’s final position is described in the log as “At single anchor off Hall Point”.]

5.45am: Shortened in.

5.55am: Weighed. Proceeded. Course as requisite.

6.10am: 115 revolutions.

9.00am: Divisions. Read Prayers.

10.00am: Lit fires in first steam cutter.

10.30am: Employed cleaning ship's and as requisite.

12noon: Distance run through the water 55 miles.

0.28pm: Stopped. Lieutenant Viney in first steam cutter left ship on survey duties.

0.45pm: Proceeded. Course as requisite.

1.18pm: Stopped. Came to with Starboard anchor. 3 shackles in 121/2 fathoms.

1.35pm: Captain, Lieutenants Comber, Rice and Nicolle landed on surveying duties.

3.30pm: Employed fitting beacons, end for ending Sailing cutters and galley's[?] falls.

4.15pm: Lieutenant Nicolle returned from surveying duties.

6.00pm: Captain, Lieutenants Comber and Rice: returned from surveying duties.

7.20pm: Lieutenant Viney in first steam cutter returned from surveying duties. Drew fires and hoisted same.


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24 June 1913

Surveying Ground

Lat -15.8, Long 124.4

[Again the Fantome’s position at the end of the day is described in a note as “At single anchor off Hall Point”.]

5.30am: Lit fires in first and second steam cutters.

5.55am: Lieutenant Rice landed on surveying duties.

6.00am: Shortened in.

6.05am: Weighed and proceeded course as requisite.

6.20am:115 revolutions.

8.00am: Stopped. Lieutenants Buckland and Wilson in second steam cutter left ship on surveying duties.

8.20am: Proceeded. Course as requisite.

9.45am: Stopped. Lieutenant Comber in first steam cutter left ship on surveying duties.

10.10am: Proceeded. Course as requisite.

11.00am: Employed refitting and as requisite. Marines at small arm drill.

11:30am: Stopped. Lieutenant Nicolle landed on surveying duties.

11.40am: Proceeded.

12noon: Distance travelled through the water 33 miles.

1.10pm: Stopped.

1.12pm: Came to with Starboard anchor. 3 shackles in 10 fathoms.

2.30pm: Weighed and proceeded. Course as requisite. 115 revolutions.

3.00pm: Employed refitting and as requisite.

4.13pm: Stopped.

4.15pm: Came to with Starboard anchor. 2 shackles in 14 fathoms.

4.20pm: Captain landed on surveying duties.

5.15pm: Captain, Lieutenant Comber in first steam cutter and Lieutenant Nicolle returned from surveying duties. Drew fires in first steam cutter.

5.30pm: Weighed and proceeded. Course as requisite.

6.13pm: Stopped.

6.15pm: Came to with Starboard anchor 3 shackles 13 fathoms.

6.20pm: Lieutenant Rice returned from surveying duties.

8.25pm: Lieutenants Buckland and Wilson in second steam cutter returned from surveying duties. Drew fires.


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25 June 1913

Surveying Ground

Lat -15.4, Long 124.2

5.30am: Lit fires in first and second steam cutters.

6.00am: Shortened in.

6.10am: Lieutenant Rice landed on surveying duties. Proceeded. Course as requisite 110 revolutions.

7.28am: Stopped. Lieutenant Viney landed on surveying duties.

7.35am: Proceeded. Course as requisite. 110 revolutions.

9.53am: Stopped. Lieutenant Wilson in first steam cutter left ship on surveying duties.

10.05am: Proceeded. Course as requisite.

11.16am: Stopped. Lieutenant Comber in second steam cutter left ship on surveying duties.

11.27am: Proceeded. Course as requisite.

11.30am: Employed refitting and as requisite.

12noon: Distance travelled through the water 53 miles.

0.45pm: Stopped. Came to with Starboard anchor. 3 shackles in 16 fathoms.

1.15pm: Weighed and proceeded. Course as requisite 110 revolutions.

2.40pm: Stopped. Came to with Starboard anchor. 3 shackles in 18 fathoms.

3.15pm: Weighed and proceeded. Course as requisite 100 revolutions.

3.30pm: Employed refitting and as requisite.

5.15pm: Stopped. Hoisted skiff.

5.22pm: Proceeded.

5.30pm: Stopped. Lieutenant Wilson in first steam cutter returned. Drew fires.

5.45pm: Proceeded. Course as requisite.

7.05pm: Came to with Starboard anchor. 4 shackles in 17 fathoms.

7.10pm: Lieutenant Comber in second steam cutter returned. Drew fires. Lieutenants Rice and Viney returned from surveying duties.


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26 June 1913

Surveying Ground

Lat -15.8, Long 123.9

4.20am: Lit fires in second steam cutter.

6.50am: Lieutenants Rice, Nicolle and Buckland left ship on surveying duties in second steam cutter.

7.00am: Shortened in.

7.10am: Weighed and proceeded. Course as requisite 110 revolutions.

7.30am: Lit fires in first steam cutter.

9.30am: Employed refitting and as requisite. Marines at physical drill and 3 pounder gun drill.

11.45am: Stopped. Lieutenant Viney in first steam cutter left ship on surveying duties.

11.55am: Proceeded. 100 revolutions.

12noon: Distance travelled through the water 67 miles.

2.30pm: Stopped. Came to with Starboard anchor. 2 shackles in 131/2 fathoms.

2.40pm: Captain and Lieutenant Comber left ship on surveying duties.

3.00pm: Employed refitting and as requisite.

4.45pm: Captain and Lieutenant Comber returned from surveying duties.

4.55pm: Weighed anchor. Proceeded. Course as requisite 110 revolutions.

6.38pm: Stopped. Lieutenants Rice, Nicolle and Buckland in second steam cutter returned from surveying duties. Drew fires in and hoisted second steam cutter.

6.55pm: Proceeded course as requisite 110 revolutions. Streamed patent log zero.

10.20am: Stopped. Hauled in patent log 21.0 Came to with Starboard anchor. 5 shackles in 24 fathoms.


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27 June 1913

Surveying Ground and Koolan Cove

Lat -15.8, Long 123.9

[The Fantome is starting to layout beacons – marker buoys – that will be used as part of the surveying work that she will be undertaking over the next few days. Her final act on leaving the survey ground will be to retrieve these beacons.]

5.15am: Lit fires in second steam cutter.

6.10am: Shortened in.

6.15am: Weighed and proceeded. Course as requisite. 110 revolutions.

7.57am: Stopped. Lieutenant Wilson in second steam cutter left ship on surveying duties.

8.12am: proceeded. Course as requisite. 100 revolutions.

9.38am: Stopped. Came to with Starboard anchor. 4 shackles in 22 fathoms.

10.00am: Employed refitting, cleaning ship and as requisite.

11.38am: Weighed anchor. Dropped beacon.

11.45am: Proceeded. Course as requisite. 110 revolutions.

12.30pm: Employed filling barricoes for tide camp party.

12noon: Distance run through the water 74 miles.

2.42pm: Stopped. Lieutenant Rice left ship on surveying duties.

2.50pm: Proceeded. Course as requisite.

3.04pm: Stopped. Came to with Port anchor. 4 shackles in 22 fathoms.

3.50pm: Lieutenant Wilson in second steam cutter returned from surveying duties. Drew fires.

5.35pm: Lieutenant Viney in first steam cutter returned from surveying duties. Drew fires.

8.40pm: Lieutenant Rice returned from surveying duties.


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28 June 1913

Koolan Cove

Lat -16.1, Long 123.8

5.00am: Employed cleaning ship.

9.00am: Exercised divers at monthly dip.

10.00am: Employed cleaning ship throughout.

11.00am: Tested life buoy and found correct.

12noon: Distance run through the water 22 miles.

1.30pm: Making and mending clothes.

5.00pm: Evening Quarters.


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29 June 1913

Koolan Cove

Lat -16.1, Long 123.8

10.00am: Divisions.

10.30am: Performed Divine Service.

5.00pm: Evening Quarters.


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30 June 1913

Koolan Cove

Lat -16.1, Long 123.8

[A note on the left of the page records ‘at single anchor Koolan Cove’ for the day.]

4.10am: Lit fires in second steam cutter.

6.00am: Hands employed landing coal and provisions from camping parties.

7.00am: Lieutenant Wilson left ship for surveying duties.

7.10am: Lieutenant Nicolle left ship for surveying duties.

7.20am: Lieutenant Buckland left ship in second steam cutter for surveying duties.

9.30am: Hands employed coaling, watering and provisioning camp.

10.00am: Tested lifebuoy and found correct by dropping.

12.20pm: Lieutenant Wilson returned from surveying duties.

1.30pm: Hands employed as in forenoon.

4.45pm: Lieutenant Nicolle returned from surveying duties.

6.10pm: Lieutenant Buckland returned from surveying duties.

8.00pm: Drew fires in second steam cutter.

8.10pm: Lieutenant Buckland returned from surveying duties.



LOGS FOR JULY 1913


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1 July 1913

Koolan Cove

Lat -16.1, Long 123.8

[A note on the left of the page records ‘at single anchor Koolan Cove’ for the day.

An unusual and possibly archaic word is used in the 9am description of the work being done by the hands. This word is ‘reeving’. It is a specialist nautical term that refers to the act of passing a rope or similar though through a hole or aperture such as a ring or a pulley block (see http:/dictionary.reference.com/browse/reeving). In the context of the Fantome’s log entry it suggests that the hands are working on the maintenance of the steel wires used in the Kelvin sounding machines.]

4.20am: Lit fires in first steam cutter.

4.50am: Lit fires in second steam cutter.

7.00am: Lieutenant Wilson left ship on surveying duties.

7.10am: Lieutenants Viney, Nicole and Buckland left ship on surveying duties in first and second steam cutters.

9.00am: Divisions. Prayers. Hands employed reeving sounding gear and as requisite. Marines at signal instruction.

1.00pm: Hands employed as in forenoon.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters.


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2 July 1913

Surveying Ground

Lat -15.8, Long 123.8

[Yet another specialist word – ‘veered’. To veer is to play out slack from a spool of line. In the context of anchoring a ship this involves waiting for the anchor to reach the bottom then reversing the engines to go astern at low speed until the required length of anchor cable or anchor chain has been released. This process ensures that there is a length of anchor chain laid out across the sea bed. Some slack is needed to allow for the rise and fall of the tide as the flukes of the anchor are only effective in holding against a horizontal pull. The weight of the extra chain also acts to provide a gentle restoring force to counter the effects of wind and current on the vessel. This link will take you to a publication that discusses the technicalities of anchoring up in jargon free English. A ‘shackle’ is the standard length of a piece of chain or cable. These sections are connected by steel, swivel shackles that guard against the excessive twisting of the chain or cable as it is played out and hauled in. So counting the physical shackles as the cable or chain is played out tells the crew exactly what length of line has been deployed. At the time of this log the length of one shackle was 121/2 fathoms. More information about Imperial measures can be found online.]

6.00am: Weighed and proceeded to Surveying ground. Course and speed as requisite for sounding.

6.30am: Sun rose by compass N63E. Ship Head West. Deviation 1/2oE.

8.30am: Hands employed sounding, remarking lead lines and cleaning ship.

12noon: Distance run through the water 20 miles.

12.30pm: Hands employed as in forenoon.

5.50pm: Stopped. Came to with Port anchor in 32 fathoms. Veered to 5 shackles.


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3 July 1913

Surveying Ground

Lat -15.9, Long 123.9

6.20am: Weighed and proceeded. Course and speed as requisite for sounding.

6.27am: Sun rose be compass N631/2E Ship Head East. Deviation Nil.

9.30am: Marines at physical and gun drill. Hands employed cleaning ship, remarking lead lines and as requisite.

12noon: Distance run through the water 40 miles.

12.30pm: Hands employed as in forenoon.

6.20pm: Stopped. Came to with Port anchor in 32 fathoms. Veered to 5 shackles.


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4 July 1913

Surveying Ground

Lat -15.9, Long 123.8

[A note on the left of the page records ‘at single anchor Koolan Cove’ at the end of the day. There are also the usual bearings that give the precise location of the end-of-day anchorage. These put the Fantome’s end of day anchorage as being around 1km NW of the centre of the runway showing on the Google Map of Koolan Island. This information has been used to provide the estimate of the Fantome’s position for 5 July 1913.]

6.10am: Weighed and proceeded. Course and speed as requisite for sounding.

8.30am: Hands employed surveying and cleaning ship.

12noon: Distance run through the water 53 miles.

12.30pm: Hands employed as in forenoon.

7.00pm: Stopped. Let go Starboard anchor in 19 fathoms, veered to 4 shackles.

7.10pm: Drew fires in second steam cutter and hoisted same.

8.30pm: Let fires die out in Number 1 boiler.


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5 July 1913

Koolan Cove

Lat -16.1, Long 123.8

[A note on the left of the page records ‘at single anchor Koolan Cove’. The co-ordinates given are an estimate – see the note on the log page for July 4, 1913 for more information.]

7.15am: Exercised fire stations.

7.25am: Repeated exercise.

7.30am: Let fires dies out in Number 2 boiler.

8.30am: Tested lifebuoy and found correct.

9.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship and landing water for camp.

12noon: Distance run through the water 30 miles.

1.00pm: Hands make and mend clothes.


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6 July 1913

Koolan Cove

Lat -16.1, Long 123.8

10.00am: Divisions.

10.40am: Divine Service.


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7 July 1913

Surveying Ground

Lat -15.8, Long 123.8

[The log entries at the start of this page illustrate show how coal fired boilers are not something that you turn on at the flick of a switch. We know from previous entries that the fires have been allowed to die out in the Fantome’s numbers 1 and 2 boilers. Now the fires have to be relit and the boilers given around 3 hours to attain operating temperature and to generate sufficient steam pressure for the Fantome to move away from her anchorage. This is the start of a period when the Fantome and her crew are engaged in sounding an area to the North of Koolan Island. During this period the Fantome will only run through around 55 miles every day.]

3.20am: Lit fires in second steam cutter.

3.30am: Lit fires in Numbers 1 and 2 boilers.

6.10am: Weighed and proceeded, course and speed as requisite for sounding.

9.00am: Hands employed refitting fenders and jackstays etc.

12noon: Distance run through the water 30 miles.

12.30pm: Hands employed as in forenoon.

5.50pm: Stopped. Let go Starboard anchor in 31 fathoms, veered to 5 shackles.


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8 July 1913

Surveying Ground

Lat -16.0, Long 123.8

7.20am: Weighed and proceeded. Course and speed as requisite for sounding.

9.30am: Marines at small arm drill.

10.00am: Hands employed sounding and remarking lead lines.

12noon: Distance run through the water 54 miles.

12.30pm: Hands employed as in forenoon.

5.50pm: Stopped. Let go Starboard anchor in 32 fathoms, veered to 5 shackles.


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9 July 1913

Surveying Ground

Lat -16.0, Long 123.9

7.05am: Weighed and proceeded. Course and speed as requisite for sounding.

9.00am: Hands employed sounding, remarking and refitting lead lines.

12noon: Distance run through the water 55 miles.

12.30pm: Hands employed as in forenoon.

5.55pm: Stopped. Let go Starboard anchor in 32 fathoms, veered to 5 shackles.


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10 July 1913

Surveying Ground

Lat -16.0, Long 123.9

[The position given above is not accurate. The anchorage bearings given for the midday anchorage suggest that the Fantome is somewhere to the North and East of the given location. The editor has been unable to locate Cochell Island or Reef so, in the absence of any better information, the decision has been made to repeat the position from the previous day as it will be a good first approximation to the Fantome’s true position.]

6.00am: Weighed and proceeded. Course and speed as requisite for sounding.

9.00am: Hands employed sounding and remarking lead lines.

11.55am: Stopped. Let go Starboard anchor in 13 fathoms, veered to 3 shackles.

12noon: Distance run through the water 601/2 miles.

12.01pm: Captain and party landed to erect Cochell beacon.

1.00pm: Hands make and mend clothes.

2.25pm: Weighed and proceeded. Course and speed as requisite for sounding.

6.23pm: Stopped. Let go Starboard anchor in 32 fathoms, veered to 5 shackles.


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11 July 1913

Surveying Ground

Lat -16.0, Long 123.5

[The longitude recorded in the log for this day makes no sense. It implies that the Fantome has moved 30o East in the course of the day. The editor has therefore assumed that “153o” in the log is a transcription error and that the longitude should be “123o”. This is position is then consistent with the next day's reported position.]

6.10am: Weighed and proceeded. Course and speed as requisite for sounding.

6.50am: Sun rose by compass N641/2E Head S47oW. Deviation Nil.

7.00am: Lit fires in Numbers 3 and 4 boilers.

9.00am: Hands employed sounding and remarking lead lines.

10.00am: Let fires die out in Numbers 1 and 2 boilers.

12noon: Distance run through the water 58 miles.

12.30pm: Hands employed sounding and cleaning ship.

7.10pm: Stopped, let go Starboard anchor in 20 fathoms, veered to 4 shackles.

8.00pm: Drew fires and hoisted first steam cutter.


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12 July 1913

Koolan Cove to Broome

Lat -16.1, Long 123.2

[This will be a journey for the purpose of resupplying the Fantome while the men in the camp continue their work. The probable reason for this trip can be seen in the record of her fuel supply. The midday tonnage of coal is shown as being 26.6 tons which is around three day’s supply at the rate that it is being used while sounding.]

5.00am: Hands employed overhauling sounding gear, landing water for camp and cleaning ship.

6.00am: Lit fires in Number 2 boiler.

7.30am: Lieutenants Nicolle, Buckland and Wilson returned from surveying duties in camp.

7.55am: Weighed and proceeded, course and speed as requisite.

8.15am: Altered course N62oW.

8.44am: Altered course S84W.

9.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship.

11.38am: Altered course S50W.

11.45am: Altered course S40W.

12noon: Streamed patent log showing zero.

12noon: Distance run through the water 70 miles.

12.35pm: Altered course S50W.

12.57pm: Sighted Cape Leveque S31oW.

2.45pm: Altered course S48W.

3.09pm: Cape Leveque light house abeam 4.1 miles.

4.30pm: Evening Quarters.

5.47pm: Sun set by compass N711/2W.

6.25pm: Altered course S46W.

7.49pm: Stopped. Let go Starboard anchor in 12 fathoms, veered to 3 shackles.


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13 July 1913

Koolan Cove to Broome and at Broome

Lat -17.5, Long 122.0

[The afternoon navigation notes do not appear to make sense when looking at Google Maps. This shows Roebuck Bay and the modern jetty on the East side of the peninsula while the Fantome is running South down the West coast of the peninsula (that is the Cable Beach side).]

6.20am: Weighed and proceeded. Course S40W. 130 revolutions.

6.25am: Streamed patent log showing zero.

7.00am: Altered course S35oW.

7.24am: Sighted Lacapede Islands [Lacepede Islands] S60oW.

8.00am: Altered course S30W.

8.30am: Altered course S55W.

8.30am: Put clocks back 15 minutes.

9.05am: Altered course S6W.

10.00am: Divisions.

10.30am: Held Divine Service.

12noon: Distance run through water 118 miles.

12.07pm: Altered course S13W.

1.45pm: Sighted Gantheaume [Point] S24W.

2.35pm: Altered course S30W.

3.10pm: Gantheaume Point S45W 4.1 miles. Course as requisite for entering Roebuck Bay.

3.30pm: Hauled in patent log showing 82.5

4.04pm: Stopped. Let go Starboard anchor in 12 fathoms, veered to 4 shackles.

5.15pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 10pm.

6.00pm: Let fires die out in Number 2 and 4 boilers.


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14 July 1913

Broome

Lat -18.0, Long 122.2

4.50am: Lit fires in first steam cutter.

9.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship.

12noon: Distance run through the water 36 miles.

1.00pm: Hands employed preparing ship for coaling.

4.00pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 7AM.

10.20pm: Drew fires in first steam cutter.


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15 July 1913

Broome

Lat -18.0, Long 122.2

4.30am: Lit fires in first steam cutter.

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship.

7.20am: Lieutenants Rice and Wilson landed for observations.

8.30am: Ordinary Seamen at boat sailing instruction. Hands employed getting in canteen stores and as requisite.

11.00am: Lieutenants Rice and Wilson returned on board.

1.00pm: Lieutenants Rice and Wilson landed for observations.

1.05pm: S.S. “Paroo” came alongside.

1.20pm: Commenced coaling.

8.30pm: Finished coaling, took in 176 tons. S.S. Paroo cast off.

10.00pm: Drew fires in first steam cutter.


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16 July 1913

Broome

Lat -18.0, Long 122.2

4.55am: Lit fires in first steam cutter.

7.45am: Hands [employed] cleaning ship and replacing coaling gear.

8.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship. Took in 4 tons of coal from S.S. Paroo in cutter.

10.00am: Captain landed for surveying duties.

0.30pm: General leave to Starboard Watch from 4P.M. to 7AM.

1.55pm: Captain returned on board.

2.00pm: Hands cleaning ship.

9.00pm: S.S. Paroo left harbour.

10.45pm: Drew fires in first steam cutter.


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17 July 1913

Broome to Koolan Cove

Lat -18.0, Long 122.2

[Showing the position as that estimated for the Broome anchorage. No midday position is given in the log. The Fantome has only been moving for 25 minutes and it seems likely that she has been moving slowly until 11.50am when the revolutions are increased to around cruising speed.]

4.30am: Lit fires in first steam cutter.

5.00am: Hands cleaning ship.

6.30am: Lieutenant Wilson landed for surveying duties.

7.30am: Lit fires in Number 1 and 4 boilers.

8.30am: Hands employed painting ship.

11.20am: Drew fires and hoisted first steam cutters. [sic]

11.35am: Weighed and proceeded. Course and speed as requisite for leaving Roebuck Bay.

11.50am: 130 revolutions.

12.20pm: Gantheaume Point N54E 11/2 miles.

12.20pm: Course N30oW, streamed patent log showing zero.

12.43pm: Altered course N13W.

1.30pm: Hands employed painting ship.

3.35pm: Altered course N7E.

4.25pm: Altered course N9E.

4.44pm: Altered course N12E.

5.18pm: Altered course N9E.

5.43pm: Altered course N4E.

6.30pm: Altered course North.

7.03pm: Stopped. Let go Starboard anchor in 13 fathoms veered to 3 shackles.

10.30pm: Put clocks on 15 minutes.


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18 July 1913

Broome to Koolan Cove

Lat -16.5, Long 122.8

[The name of the point referred to in the 8:39 and 10:04 entries is almost illegible. However, after searching the gazetteer on www.ga.gov.au it seems that this it is Emeriau Point, around 25km North of Beagle Bay.]

6.30am: Weighed and proceeded course North East. 130 revolutions.

6.39am: Streamed patent log showing zero.

7.50am: Altered course N35E.

8.39am: Sighted Emeriau Point N66E.

9.00am: Altered course N42E.

10.04am: Emeriau Point abeam 5.4 miles.

11.28am: Sighted Cape Leveque light house N54E.

10.30am: Hands employed painting ship and reeving sounding gear.

11.30am: Read Articles-of-War.

12noon: Distance run through the water 103.2 miles.

12.20pm: Altered course N35E.

1.00pm: Altered course N38E.

1.15pm: Cape Leveque abeam 4.5 miles.

1.43pm: Altered course N50E.

2.25pm: Altered course N65E.

2.30pm: Hands make and mend clothes.

4.35pm: Altered course N47E.

4.50pm: Altered course N55E.

5.00pm: Evening Quarters.

5.10pm: Altered course N80E.

8.25pm: Hauled in patent log showing 121.6

8.38pm: Stopped. Let go Port anchor in 20 fathoms, veered to 4 shackles.

10.00pm: Let fires die out in Number 3 and 4 boilers.


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19 July 1913

Koolan Cove

Lat -16.1, Long 123.8

3.50am: Lit fires in first steam cutter.

6.00am: Lieutenant Wilson left ship on surveying duties.

7.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.30am: Exercised fire stations.

8.30am: Hands employed cleaning and painting ship.

9.30am: Let fires die out in Number 1 boiler.

11.00am: Lieutenant Viney returned in second steam cutter from surveying duties. Drew fires in second steam cutter.

12noon: Distance run through the water 75 miles.

1.30pm: Cleaned and inspected rifles. Hands employed as in forenoon.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters. Read Warrant Number 5.

4.30pm: Lieutenant Wilson in first steam cutter returned from surveying duties. Drew fires.


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20 July 1913

Koolan Cove

Lat -16.1, Long 123.8

10.00am: Hands mustered by the ledger.

10.45am: Performed Divine Service.

4.45pm: [Evening] Quarters.


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21 July 1913

Surveying Ground

Lat -15.8, Long 123.9

3.00am: Lit fires in Numbers 3 and 4 boilers.

4.30am: Lit fires in first and second steam cutters.

6.00am: Lieutenant Rice in first steam cutter and Lieutenant Wilson in second steam cutter left ship on surveying duties. – Shortened in.

6.10am: Weighed.

6.17am: Course and speed as requisite.

9.30am: Employed sounding, refitting lead lines and rigging beacons.

1.30pm: Employed as in forenoon.

6.10pm: Stopped.

6.15pm: Came to with Port anchor 5 shackles in 29 fathoms.

6.20pm: Lieutenant Rice in first steam cutter, and Lieutenant Wilson in second steam cutter returned. Drew fires.

9.00pm: Let fires die out in Number 4 boiler.


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22 July 1913

Surveying ground

Lat -16.0, Long 123.9

3.00am: Lit fires in Number 1 boiler.

5.00am: Lit fires in first and second steam cutters.

7.00am: Lieutenant Rice in first steam cutter and Lieutenant Wilson in second steam cutter left ship on surveying duties. Shortened in.

7.10am: Weighed. Proceeded course as requisite for sounding.

8.15am: Stopped. Dropped beacon.

8.35am: Proceeded course as requisite.

9.25am: Stopped. Dropped beacon.

9.50am: Proceeded. Course as requisite for sounding.

10.30am: Employed sounding, refitting and painting. Marines at small arm drill.

2.00pm: Employed as in forenoon.

6.00pm: Stopped. Came to with Port anchor 5 shackles in 31 fathoms.

6.25pm: Lieutenant Rice in first steam cutter. Lieutenant Wilson in second steam cutter returned from surveying duties. Drew fires.

9.30pm: Dismounted and examined both Maxim guns.


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23 July 1913

Surveying Ground

Lat -15.9, Long 123.9

4.20am: Lit fires in first and second steam cutters.

6.55am: Shortened in.

7.00am: Lieutenant Viney in second steam cutter, Lieutenant Buckland in first steam cutter left ship on surveying duties.

7.05am: Proceeded. Course as requisite for sounding.

9.30am: Employed sounding, refitting and painting. Marines at gun drill.

10.30am: Dismounted and examined Port 3 pounder quick fire gun.

1.30pm: Worked and oiled all steel hawsers.

2.30pm: Employed oiling wire hawsers, sounding and as requisite.

5.40pm: Stopped.

5.44pm: Came to with Port anchor 5 shackles in 24 fathoms.

6.40pm: Lieutenant Buckland in first steam cutter returned from surveying duties. Drew fires.

7.30pm: Lieutenant Viney in second steam cutter returned from surveying duties. Drew fires.


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24 July 1913

Surveying Ground

Lat -15.9, Long 124.0

4.50am: Lit fires in first and second steam cutters.

6.55am: Shortened in.

7.00am: Lieutenant Viney in second steam cutter, Lieutenant Buckland in first steam cutter left ship on surveying duties. Lieutenants Rice and Wilson left ship on surveying duties.

7.05am: Weighed and proceeded. Course as requisite for sounding.

9.30am: Employed sounding, refitting and painting.

1.30pm: Employed as in forenoon.

6.10pm: Stopped.

6.15pm: Came to with Port anchor 5 shackles in 25 fathoms. Lieutenant Viney in second steam cutter and Lieutenant Buckland in first steam cutter, Lieutenants Rice and Wilson returned from surveying duties. Drew fires.


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25 July 1913

Surveying Duties

Lat -16.0, Long 123.9

4.40am: Lit fires in first and second steam cutters.

6.55am: Shortened in.

7.00am: Lieutenant Viney in second steam cutter and Lieutenant Wilson in first steam cutter left ship on surveying duties.

7.35am: Weighed and proceeded. Course and speed as requisite for sounding.

8.30am: Lit fires in Number 4 boiler.

9.30am: Employed sounding, refitting and cleaning ship.

2.00pm: Making and mending clothes and sounding.

4.00pm: Finished sounding. Proceeded course and speed as requisite.

7.35pm: Stopped.

7.40pm: Came to with Port anchor 4 shackles in 17 fathoms. Lieutenant Viney in second steam cutter and Lieutenant Wilson in first steam cutter returned from surveying duties. Drew fires.

9.00pm: Let fires die out in Number 1 and 4 boilers.


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26 July 1913

Koolan Cove

Lat -16.1, Long 123.8

5.30am: Employed cleaning ship.

8.30am: Let fires die out in Number 2 boiler.

9.30am: Employed cleaning ship and shipping gear from tide camp.

11.00am: Tested life buoy and found correct.

2.00pm: Employed cleaning ship and scrubbing boats.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters.


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27 July 1913

Koolan Cove

Lat -16.1, Long 123.8

10.00am: Divisions.

10.45am: Performed Divine Service.

5.00pm: Evening Quarters.


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28 July 1913

Surveying Ground

Lat -15.8, Long 123.9

3.30am: Lit fires in Number 1 and 2 boilers.

4.30am: Lit fires in second steam cutter.

5.00am: Lit fires in first steam cutter.

6.00am: Lieutenant Viney in second steam cutter left ship on surveying duties.

6.10am: Weighed and proceeded Course and speed as requisite.

7.00am: Seamen aired bedding.

8.15am: Stopped. Lowered first steam cutter.

8.25am: Lieutenant Wilson in first steam cutter left ship on surveying duties.

8.30am: Proceeded. Course and speed as requisite for sounding.

11.00am: Employed sounding, marking lead lines, refitting barricoes and as requisite.

1.30pm: Employed as in forenoon.

5.55pm: Finished sounding. Course and speed as requisite for anchoring.

6.20pm: Stopped. Came to with Starboard anchor 5 shackles in 27 fathoms. Lieutenant Wilson in first steam cutter returned from surveying duties. Drew fires.

6.55pm: Lieutenant Viney in second steam cutter returned from surveying duties. Drew fires.


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29 July 1913

Surveying Ground

Lat -15.9, Long 123.9

5.00am: Lit fires in first and second steam cutters.

6.30am: Engine Room ratings aired bedding.

7.00am: Shortened in. Lieutenant Viney in second steam cutter, Lieutenant Wilson in first steam cutter left ship on surveying duties.

7.12am: Weighed and proceeded. Course and speed as requisite for sounding.

9.30am: Employed sounding, refitting and as requisite, marines at small arm drill.

2.00pm: Employed as in forenoon.

5.55pm: Finished sounding. Course and speed as requisite for anchoring.

6.15pm: Stopped. Came to with Starboard anchor, 5 shackles in 24 fathoms.

6.25pm: Lieutenant Viney in first steam cutter, Lieutenant Wilson in second steam cutter returned from surveying duties. Drew fires.


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30 July 1913

Surveying Ground

Lat -15.9, Long 124.0

[Anchorage bearings are given on this log page.]

4.15am: Lit fires in first and second steam cutters.

5.30am: Marines and Daymen aired bedding.

6.55am: Shortened in.

7.00am: Lieutenant Rice in second steam cutter, Lieutenant Buckland in first steam cutter left ship on surveying duties.

7.10am: Weighed and proceeded. Course and speed as requisite for sounding.

9.00am: Employed sounding, cleaning boats and as requisite.

2.00pm: Employed as in forenoon.

5.50pm: Finished sounding. Stopped.

5.53pm: Came to with Starboard anchor, 5 shackles in 25 fathoms.

6.15pm: Lieutenant Rice in second steam cutter returned from surveying duties. Drew fires.

6.40pm: Lieutenant Buckland in first steam cutter returned from surveying duties. Drew fires.


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31 July 1913

Surveying Ground

Lat -15.9, Long 123.9

4.15am: Lit fires in first and second steam cutters.

6.55am: Shortened in.

7.00am: Lieutenant Rice in second steam cutter and Lieutenant Buckland in first steam cutter left ship on surveying duties.

7.05am: Weighed and proceeded Course and speed as requisite for sounding.

9.20am: Stopped. Dropped beacon.

9.28am: Proceeded. Course and speed as requisite for sounding.

10.30am: Employed sounding, refitting and cleaning ship. Marines at gun drill.

1.30pm: Employed as in forenoon.

5.35pm: Finished sounding.

5.58pm: Stopped. Came to with Starboard anchor 4 shackles in 22 fathoms. Lieutenant Rice in second steam cutter, Lieutenant Buckland in first steam cutter returned from surveying duties. Drew fires.



LOGS FOR AUGUST 1913


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1 August 1913

Surveying Ground

Lat -16.0, Long 123.9

4.40am: Lit fires in both steam cutters.

7.00am: Shortened in. Lieutenant Nicolle in second steam cutter, Lieutenant Wilson in first steam cutter left ship on surveying duties.

7.12am: Weighed and proceeded. Course and speed as requisite for sounding.

9.30am: Employed sounding, remarking lead lines, cleaning ship and as requisite

1.00pm: Lit fires in Number 3 boiler.

1.10pm: Paid monthly advance to ship's company.

2.00pm: Employed sounding, scrubbing small gear and as requisite.

3.45pm: Finished sounding. Stopped.

5.00pm: Lieutenant Nicolle in second steam cutter, Lieutenant Wilson in first steam cutter returned from surveying duties. Drew fires in and hoisted both boats.

5.18pm: Proceeded. Course and speed as requisite

5.43pm: Sun set by compass N73'4W. Deviation Nil. Ship's Head N11W.

5.55pm: Streamed patent log [set at] zero.

8.00pm: Stopped. Hauled in patent log [showing] 19.0

8.05pm: Came to with Starboard anchor 4 shackles in 19 fathoms.

10.00pm: Let fires die out in Number 3 boiler.


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2 August 1913

Hall Point

Lat -15.7, Long 124.4

6.10am: Weighed and proceeded. Course and speed as requisite for making anchorage.

7.15am: Stopped. Came to with Starboard anchor 2 shackles in 51/2 fathoms.

7.30am: Exercised fire quarters.

8.30am: Let fires die out in Numbers 1 and 2 boilers.

9.30am: Employed cleaning ship.

10.30am: Tested life buoy and found correct.

1.30pm: Making and mending clothes.

5.00pm: Evening Quarters.


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3 August 1913

Hall Point

Lat -15.7, Long 124.4

10.00am: Divisions.

10.30am: Preformed Divine Service.

5.00pm: Lowered both steam cutters.


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4 August 1913

Hall Point

Lat -15.7, Long 124.4

4.15am: Lit fires in second steam cutter.

6.10am: Lieutenants Viney and Nicolle landed on surveying duties.

6.15am: Lit fires in first steam cutter.

7.00am: Lieutenant Wilson in second steam cutter left ship on surveying duties.

7.30am: Employed landing coal and water for camp.

8.30am: Lieutenants Viney and Nicolle returned.

9.30am: Lieutenant Viney in first steam cutter left ship on surveying duties.

10.30am: Employed landing, coal, water and provisions for camp.

12.30pm: Lit fires in Numbers 3 and 4 boilers.

1.00pm: Employed as in forenoon.

1.30pm: Landed tide watching party in camp.

4.00pm: Lieutenant Viney in first steam cutter returned from surveying duties. Drew fires.

4.35pm: Lieutenant Wilson in second steam cutter returned from surveying duties. Drew fires and hoisted both boats.

4.50pm: Weighed.

4.53pm: Proceeded. Course and speed as requisite.

5.43pm: Sun set by compass N75W. Deviation Nil. Ship's Head S75W.

8.03pm: Stopped. Came to with Starboard anchor 4 shackles in 17 fathoms.


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5 August 1913

Surveying Ground

Lat -15.8, Long 123.8

Lost through sinking of floating beacon

   Anchor boats (A) 100 lbs Number 1

   Chain Rigging 1/4 inch 30 fathoms

4.25am: Lit fires in both steam cutters.

6.15am: Weighed and proceeded. Course and speed as requisite.

7.50am: Stopped. Lowered both steam cutters.

8.00am: Lieutenant Rice in second steam cutter, Lieutenant Nicolle in first steam cutter left ship on surveying duties.

8.10am: Proceeded. Course and speed as requisite for sounding.

10.30am: Employed sounding, cleaning boats and as requisite. Marines at small arm drill.

0.15pm: Stopped. Dropped 'beacon'.

0.25pm: Proceeded. Course as requisite.

1.00pm: Employed sounding, remarking lead lines and as requisite.

6.05pm: Finished sounding. Stopped.

6.07pm: Came to with Port anchor 5 shackles in 24 fathoms. Lieutenant Nicolle in first steam cutter returned from surveying duties. Drew fires.

6.55pm: Lieutenant Rice in second steam cutter returned from surveying duties. Drew fires.


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6 August 1913

Surveying Ground

Lat -15.7, Long 124.0

4.45am: Lit fires in both steam cutters.

6.55am: Shortened in.

7.00am: Lieutenant Rice in second steam cutter, Lieutenant Nicolle in first steam cutter left ship on surveying duties.

7.05am: Weighed and proceeded Course and speed as requisite for sounding.

9.00am: Employed sounding, remarking lead lines and preparing beacon for dropping.

1.20pm: Stopped. Dropped beacon.

1.30pm: Proceeded. Course and speed as requisite for sounding.

2.30pm: Employed scrubbing canvass gear and as requisite.

5.57pm: Finished sounding. Stopped.

6.00pm: Came to with Port anchor 5 shackles in 26 fathoms.

6.20pm: Lieutenant Rice in second steam cutter, Lieutenant Nicolle in first steam cutter returned from surveying duties. Drew fires.


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7 August 1913

Surveying Ground

Lat -15.7, Long 123.9

4.20am: Lit fires in both steam cutters.

6.55am: Shortened in.

7.00am: Lieutenant Buckland in second steam cutter, Lieutenant Wilson in first steam cutter left ship on surveying duties.

7.10am: Weighed and proceeded. Course and speed as requisite for sounding.

9.30am: Employed sounding, remarking lead lines, scrubbing canvas gear and as requisite Marines at gun drill.

1.00pm: Employed sounding, refitting and as requisite.

5.55pm: Finished sounding.

6.05pm: Stopped. Came to with Port anchor 5 shackles in 21 fathoms.

6.20pm: Lieutenant Buckland in first steam cutter, Lieutenant Wilson in second steam cutter returned from surveying duties. Drew fires.


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8 August 1913

Surveying Ground and Koolan Cove

Lat -15.7, Long 124.0

4.30am: Lit fires in both steam cutters.

7.10am: Shortened in.

7.15am: Lieutenants Rice and Buckland in first steam cutter and first whaler left ship on surveying duties and for camping. Lieutenant Wilson in second steam cutter left ship on surveying duties.

7.20am: Weighed and proceeded. Course and speed as requisite for sounding.

9.30am: Employed sounding, scrubbing small gear and remarking lead lines.

11.30am: Lit fires in Number 1 boiler.

1.00pm: Employed sounding, making and mending clothes.

3.20pm: Finished sounding.

3.50pm: Stopped. Picked up beacon.

4.37pm: Proceeded. Course as requisite 130 revolutions.

5.46pm: Sun set by compass N76W. Ship's [Heading?] SW. Deviation 1/2oE.

6.53pm: Stopped.

6.56pm: Came to with Port anchor, 4 shackles in 21 fathoms.

7.10pm: Lieutenant Wilson in second steam cutter returned from surveying duties. Drew fires.

8.00pm: Let fires die out in Number 1 boiler.


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9 August 1913

Koolan Cove to Broome

Lat -16.0, Long 123.5

5.00am: Employed hoisting second 0steam cutter and cleaning ship.

6.30am: Tide camp party returned on board.

7.05am: Shortened in.

7.15am: Weighed and proceeded. Course and speed as requisite.

8.50am: Stopped.

8.55am: Came to with Port anchor 21/2 shackles in 11 fathoms. Lit fires in Number 1 boiler.

9.30am: Employed landing provisions for tide camp and cleaning ship.

10.30am: Landed tide party on Cockatoo Island.

11.10am: Weighed. Course as requisite. 135 revolutions.

12noon: Streamed patent log [set at] zero.

2.00pm: [Western extremity of?] Caffarelli Island abeam 3 cables.

2.30pm: Employed cleaning paint work and as requisite.

3.10pm: Sighted Cape Leveque Light House S40W.

5.20pm: Shaped course SW.

5.30pm: Cape Leveque Light House abeam (S50E) distance 4 miles.

5.49pm: Sun set by compass N76'4W. Deviation 1oE.

9.44pm: Hauled in patent log showing 94.5

9.47pm: Stopped. Came to with Port anchor 3 shackles in 13 fathoms.

11.00pm: Put clocks back 15 minutes.


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10 August 1913

Koolan Cove to Broomee

Lat -17.6, Long 122.1

6.00am: Weighed and proceeded. 135 revolutions. Courses as requisite for passing through Lacepede Channel. Streamed patent log [set at] zero.

8.23am: Cape Baskerville S66E 9.5 miles. Shaped course S7W patent log 19.2

10.00am: Divisions.

10.30am: Performed Divine Service.

10.53am: James Price Point East 6.1 miles, altered course S10E patent log 42.7

12noon: Altered course South.

12noon: Distance run through the water 147.6

0.46pm: Sighted Gantheaume Point Light House S29E.

1.00pm: Altered course S25W.

1.45pm: Station Hill N85E 4.5 miles. Courses as requisite for entering harbour. Patent log 69.8

2.40pm: Hauled in patent log shewing 78.0

2.50pm: Slow speed.

2.56pm: Stopped. Came to with Starboard anchor, 4 shackles in 31/2 fathoms.

4.30pm: Special leave to the Port watch from 4.30pm to 7am.

5.00pm: Evening Quarters.

5.30pm: Let fires die out in Numbers 3 and 4 boilers.

11.00pm: Let fires die out in Number 1 boiler.


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11 August 1913

Broome

Lat -18.0, Long 122.2

4.20am: Lit fires in second steam cutter.

5.30am: Employed cleaning holds and preparing for provisioning ship.

7.30am: Lieutenants Viney and Nicolle landed on surveying duties.

9.00am: Employed landing provisions ashore and reeving wheel ropes.

11.30am: One cooper re-joined ship from Royal Navy Hospital Sydney.

12noon: Distance run through the water 27 miles.

1.30pm: Employed provisioning ship.

4.25pm: Lieutenants Viney and Nicolle returned.

4.30pm: Captain landed on surveying duties.

5.30pm: Captain returned aboard.

6.00pm: Special leave to the Port watch till 7.00am.

10.30pm: Drew fires in second steam cutter.


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12 August 1913

Broome

Lat -18.0, Long 122.2

Lost overboard by accident "Coppering punch steel", one in number.

4.15am: Lit fires in second steam cutter.

5.30am: Employed striking down provisions and cleaning ship.

6.20am: Captain landed on surveying duties.

7.40am: Captain returned on board.

8.30am: Lieutenant Wilson landed on surveying duties.

9.30am: Employed rigging diving boat, preparing ship for coaling and chipping chartroom.

10.30am: Exercised diver at monthly dip.

11.30am: Lieutenant Wilson returned.

1.00pm: Employed rigging coaling whips and chipping paintwork.

4.30pm: Special leave to the Starboard watch till 7am.

10.30pm: Drew fires in second steam cutter.


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13 August 1913

Broome

Lat -18.0, Long 122.2

4.30am: Lit fires in second steam cutter.

6.00am: Employed cleaning ship.

9.00am: Employed drawing flour from shore and chipping paintwork.

1.30pm: Employed chipping paintwork.

4.30pm: Special leave to the Starboard watch till 7am.

10.30pm: Drew fires in second steam cutter.


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14 August 1913

Broome

Lat -18.0, Long 122.2

4.30am: Lit fires in the second steam cutter.

5.30am: Lit fires in Number 3 boiler.

6.00am: Employed cleaning ship.

9.00am: Employed chipping paintwork and as requisite.

1.30pm: Making and mending clothes.

11.15pm: Drew fires in second steam cutter.


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15 August 1913

Broome

Lat -18.0, Long 122.2

Draught of Water

                  ft   in

   Forward 10   0

   Aft          10   2

6.00am: Lit fires in second steam cutter.

7.00am: Employed preparing ship for coaling.

8.25am: S.S. ‘Minderoo’ secured alongside.

8.35am: Commenced coaling.

10.00am: Employed coaling ship.

1.30pm: Employed coaling ship.

3.35pm: Finished coaling received 165 tons.

Draught of Water

                  ft   in

   Forward 11    2

   Aft          11    0

5.00pm: Employed cleaning ship.

9.30pm: SS ‘Minderoo’ cast off.

10.35pm: Drew fires in second steam cutter.


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16 August 1913

Broome

Lat -18.0, Long 122.2

4.15am: Lit fires in second steam cutter.

6.00am: Employed loading and transporting stores from shore.

9.00am: Tested life buoy and found correct.

10.00am: Employed loading and transporting stores from shore.

2.00pm: Employed as in forenoon.

5.30pm: Employed as in forenoon.

8.15pm: Burnt searchlight.

10.35pm: Drew fires in second steam cutter.


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17 August 1913

Broome

Lat -18.0, Long 122.2

6.00am: Lit fires in second steam cutter.

9.00am: Lit fires in Numbers 1 and 4 boilers.

10.25am: Divisions. Read prayers.

0.20pm: Discharged Mr[?] E. Bock – carpenter – to shore for passage to England.

0.45pm: Hoisted and drew fires in second steam cutter.

1.10pm: Weighed and proceeded. Course as requisite for leaving harbour. 135 revolutions.

2.00pm: Gantheaume Point Light House S77E 1.8 miles Shaped course N15W. Streamed patent log [set at] zero.

3.45pm: Altered course North. Patent log 14.8

5.00pm: Evening Quarters.

5.37pm: Sun set by compass N77’4W. Deviation 1/2oW.

7.50pm: Hauled in patent log showing 52.0.

7.53pm: Stopped. Came to with Starboard anchor 3 shackles in 101/2 fathoms.


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18 August 1913

Broome to Surveying Ground

Lat -16.5, Long 122.7

2.00am: Put clocks on 15 minutes.

6.00am: Shortened in.

6.10am: Weighed and proceeded North.

6.14am: Streamed patent log [set at] zero.

6.43am: Altered course N45E patent log 4.3

7.10am: Altered course N51E patent log 9.3

8.10am: Altered course N42E patent log 17.2

8.50am: Read Articles of War, Read Warrants Numbers 6, 7, 8 and 9.

9.40am: Altered course N37E. Patent log 32.0

10.30am: Employed cleaning ship and scrubbing canvass gear.

11.10am: Altered course N32E patent log 45.5.

11.45am: Sighted Cape Leveque Light House N58E.

12noon: Altered course N38E.

12noon: Distance run through the water 112 miles.

1.17pm: Cape Leveque Light House abeam 5 miles.

2.06pm: Altered course N57E. Patent log 72.8

2.30pm: Employed cleaning ship and reeving ship’s sounding gear.

4.45pm: Altered course N57E. Patent log 97.8

5.30pm: Altered course N70E patent log 104.2

5.51pm: Sun set by compass N79W Deviation Nil.

6.05pm: Altered course N65E patent log 109.7

6.35pm: Altered course N40E patent log 113.5

7.00pm: Hauled in patent log [showing] 119.2

7.12pm: Stopped. Came to with Starboard anchor 5 shackles in 32 fathoms.


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19 August 1913

Surveying ground

Lat -15.7, Long 124.3

6.00am: Shortened in.

6.00am: Weighed and proceeded. Course as requisite 135 revolutions.

9.00am: Employed cleaning ship’s

10.30am: Marines at small arm drill and signal exercise.

12noon: Distance run through the water To 7pm 66 miles

0.50pm: Stopped. Came to with Starboard anchor 2 shackles in 9 fathoms. Lieutenants Rice and Buckland in first steam cutter returned from camping and surveying duties.

2.30pm: Employed landing water for tide party and transporting camping gear.

3.00pm: Lieutenant Nicolle in first steam cutter left ship.

3.50pm: Weighed and proceeded. Course as requisite. 120 revolutions.

6.10pm: Stopped.

6.13pm: Came to with Starboard anchor 4 shackles in 18 fathoms.

6.30pm: Lieutenant Nicolle in first steam cutter returned. Drew fines.

11.30pm: Let fires die out in Number 1 boiler.


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20 August 1913

Surveying Ground

Lat -15.7, Long 124.1

5.00am: Lit fires in both steam cutters.

5.30am: Employed preparing ship’s sounding gear and cleaning ship.

6.40am: Lieutenant Comber in second whaler left ship on surveying duties.

7.10am: Lieutenant Viney in first steam cutter, Lieutenant Wilson in second steam cutter left ship on surveying duties.

8.40am: Lieutenant Comber in second whaler returned.

9.10am: Weighed and proceeded, course and speed as requisite for sounding.

10.30am: Employed sounding, rigging beacon and cleaning ship.

1.45pm: Stopped. Dropped beacon.

2.10pm: Proceeded course and speed as requisite for sounding.

2.30pm: employed sounding, reeving new steam cutters falls and cleaning ship’s side.

6.04pm: Finished sounding.

6.20pm: Stopped. Came to with Starboard anchor 5 shackles in 191/2 fathoms.

7.00pm: Lieutenant Viney in first steam cutter, Lieutenant Wilson in second steam cutter returned from surveying duties.

8.00pm: Drew fires.


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21 August 1913

Surveying Ground

Lat -15.7, Long 124.0

4.45am: Lit fires in both steam cutters.

7.00am: Lieutenant Viney in first steam cutter, Lieutenant Wilson in second steam cutter left ship on surveying duties.

7.08am: Weighed and proceeded. Course and speed as requisite for sounding.

9.30am: Employed sounding, reeving new steam cutter’s falls, refitting fenders and cleaning out fresh water tanks.

11.00am: Marines at quarterly inspection.

1.30pm: Employed sounding and as requisite.

4.45pm: Finished sounding.

4.50pm: Stopped. Came to with Starboard anchor 2 shackles in 53/4 fathoms.

5.00pm: Captain and Lieutenant Buckland landed on surveying duties.

6.00pm: Captain and Lieutenant Buckland returned.

6.15pm: Lieutenant Viney in first steam cutter returned. Drew fires.

6.40pm: Lieutenant Wilson in second steam cutter returned. Drew fires.


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22 August 1913

Surveying Ground

Lat -15.9, Long 124.2

4.15am: Lit fires in both steam cutters.

6.15am: Captain landed on surveying duties.

6.30am: Lieutenant Rice in second steam cutter left ship on surveying duties.

6.50am: Lieutenants Comber and Viney landed on surveying duties.

7.00pm: Lieutenant Nicolle in first steam cutter left ship on surveying duties.

8.00am: Captain returned onboard.

9.10am: Lieutenants Comber and Viney returned.

9.50am: Weighed and proceeded. Course and speed as requisite for sounding.

10.30am: Employed sounding, remarking lead lines, cleaning ship and as requisite.

1.30pm: Lit fires in Number 1 boiler.

2.00pm: Employed sounding and as requisite.

3.05pm: Finished sounding.

3.10pm: Lieutenant Rice in second steam cutter returned. Hoisted same and drew fires.

3.40pm: Lieutenant Nicolle in first steam cutter returned. Hoisted same and drew fires.

3.50pm: Proceeded. Course and speed as requisite.

5.00pm: Employed painting ship’s side.

5.50pm: Sun set by compass N803/4W. Deviation 1’4 East. Ship’s [Heading?] S29W.

6.00pm: Streamed patent log [at] zero.

7.50pm: Hauled in patent log [showing] 18.8

8.23pm: Stopped. Came to with Port anchor. 3 shackles in 12 fathoms.

8.30pm: Let fires die out in Number 1 boiler.


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23 August 1913

Cockatoo Island

Lat -16.1, Long 123.6

[Position estimated on basis of overnight anchorage bearings. As the Fantome is moving for under an hour before anchoring up again, these co-ordinates will be close to her actual midday position.]

6.10am: Weighed and proceeded. Course and speed as requisite.

7.05am: Stopped. Came to with Port anchor. 3 shackles in 12 fathoms.

7.30am: Exercised ‘Fire Stations’.

9.00am: Let fires die out in Numbers 3 and 4 boilers.

9.30am: Employed cleaning ship and painting ship’s side.

10.00am: Tested life buoy and found correct.

10.30am: Tide watching party returned from camping.

1.00pm: Making and mending clothes.

5.00pm: Evening quarters.


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24 August 1913

Cockatoo Island

Lat -16.1, Long 123.6

10.00am: Divisions.

10.30am: Performed Divine Service.

5.00pm: Evening Quarters.


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25 August 1913

Surveying ground

Lat -15.7, Long 123.9

2.30am: Lit fires in Numbers 1, 2 and 4 boilers.

5.45am: Shortened in.

5.50am: Weighed and proceeded. Course and speed as requisite.

6.00am: Lit fires in both steam cutters.

9.40am: Stopped. Lowered steam cutters. Lieutenant Rice in second steam cutter, Lieutenant Nicolle in first steam cutter left ship on surveying duties.

10.00am: Weighed and hoisted in beacon.

10.20am: Proceeded. Course and speed as requisite for sounding.

11.30am: Employed sounding and as requisite.

1.00pm: Let fires die out in Number 4 boiler.

1.30pm: Sounding party employed sounding.

4.30pm: Employed painting ship’s side.

6.00pm: Stopped. Dropped beacon.

6.10pm: Proceeded as requisite.

6.15pm: Stopped. Came to with Port anchor 4 shackles in 19 fathoms.

6.20pm: Lieutenant Rice in second steam cutter returned. Drew fires.

7.00pm: Lieutenant Nicolle in first steam cutter returned. Drew fires.


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26 August 1913

Surveying ground

Lat -15.8, Long 124.1

[The Surveying Ground appears to be the area of the Cockell Reefs to the North of the Montgomery Islands. This page was originally transcribed by the editor on 26 August 2013 – exactly 100 years after it was written. These were unmarked at the date of the original transcription on Google Maps. The Fantome’s log records its midday position relative to Cockell Island (N78W 4.5 miles distant). Google Maps refers only to Cockell Reef and the corresponding satellite images shows no land. However, when checking this transcript in October 2016 the editor noted that the satellite image of the Cockell Reefs now shows two small islands, the largest being about 500m.]

4.30am: Lit fires in both steam cutters.

7.05am: Lieutenant Rice in second steam cutter, Lieutenant Nicolle in first steam cutter left ship on surveying duties.

7.10am: Weighed and proceeded. Course and speed as requisite for sounding.

9.00am: Employed sounding, remarking lead lines and as requisite.

10.00am: Marines at rifle drill.

1.00pm: Sounding party employed sounding.

4.30pm: Employed painting ship’s side.

6.05pm: Finished sounding.

6.23pm: Came to with Port anchor 4 shackles in 22 fathoms. Lieutenant Rice in second steam cutter, Lieutenant Nicolle in first steam cutter returned from surveying duties. Drew fires [in both steam cutters].


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27 August 1913

Surveying Ground

Lat -15.8, Long 124.2

5.00am: Lit fires in both steam cutters.

7.00am: Lieutenant Buckland in first steam cutter, Lieutenant Wilson in second steam cutter left ship on surveying duties.

7.15am: Weighed and proceeded. Course and speed as requisite for sounding.

9.00am: Employed sounding, remarking lead lines, painting boat’s davits and as requisite. Ordinary Seamen at wire splicing instruction.

11.00am: Burnt searchlight.

1.30pm: Employed as in forenoon.

6.00pm: Finished sounding.

6.25pm: Stopped. Came to with Port anchor 4 shackles in 20 fathoms. Lieutenant Buckland in first steam cutter, Lieutenant Wilson in second steam cutter returned from surveying duties. Drew fires [in both steam cutters].


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28 August 1913

Surveying Ground

Lat -15.8, Long 124.2

4.30am: Lit fires in both steam cutters.

6.57am: Shortened in.

7.00am: Lieutenant Viney in second steam cutter, Lieutenant Buckland in first steam cutter left ship on surveying duties.

7.04am: Weighed and proceeded. Course and speed as requisite for sounding.

9.00am: Employed sounding, remarking lead lines, scrubbing canvas gear and as requisite.

10.00am: Marines at gun drill.

1.30pm: Employed sounding, cleaning boats and as requisite.

6.10pm: Finished sounding.

6.14pm: Stopped. Came to with Port anchor 3 shackles in 9 fathoms.

6.20pm: Lieutenant Viney in second steam cutter, Lieutenant Buckland in first steam cutter returned from surveying duties. Drew fires [in both steam cutters].


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29 August 1913

Surveying Ground

Lat -15.8, Long 124.2

4.30am: Lit fires in both steam cutters.

7.00am: Lieutenant Viney in second steam cutter, Lieutenant Rice in first steam cutter left ship on surveying duties.

7.10am: Weighed and proceeded. Course and speed as requisite for sounding.

9.30am: Employed sounding and cleaning ship.

1.30pm: Employed as in forenoon.

5.35pm: Finished sounding.

6.25pm: Stopped. Lieutenant Rice in first steam cutter returned. Hoisted same and drew fires.

6.55pm: Lieutenant Viney in second steam cutter returned. Hoisted same and drew fires.

7.07pm: Proceeded. Course and speed as requisite.

8.33pm: Stopped.

8.35pm: Came to with Port anchor 31/2 shackles in 15 fathoms.


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30 August 1913

Surveying Ground

Lat -15.7, Long 124.4

[Position estimated from anchorage bearings are given on this page.]

Lost overboard by accident: - Bucket hand galvanised. Pattern Number 5A. One in number; mat, woollen Pattern Number 851, one in number.

5.50am: Weighed and proceeded. Course and speed as requisite.

7.07am: Stopped. Came to with Port anchor 21/4 shackles in 61/4 fathoms.

8.30am: Let fires die out in Number 1 and 2 boilers.

9.00am: Employed cleaning ship and landing water for tide camp.

10.30am: Tested life buoy and found correct.

1.30pm: Making and mending clothes.

4.30pm: Captain landed on surveying duties.

5.00pm: Evening quarters. Read warrant Number 10.

6.00pm: Captain returned onboard.


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31 August 1913

Hall Point

Lat -15.7, Long 124.4

6.15am: Captain landed on surveying duties.

7.35am: Captain returned.

10.00am: Hands mustered by the ledger. Paid monthly advance to ship's company.

10.20am: Divisions.

10.30am: Performed Divine service.

5.00pm: Evening quarters.



LOGS FOR SEPTEMBER 1913


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1 September 1913

Surveying ground

Lat -15.8, Long 124.2

2.30am: Lit fires in Numbers 1, 3 and 4 boilers.

5.30am: Lit fires in both steam cutters.

5.40am: Shortened in.

5.45am: Weighed and proceeded. Course and speed as requisite.

8.25am: Commenced sounding.

9.00am: Let fires die out in Number 1 boiler. Employed sounding, remarking lead lines and as requisite. Ordinary Seamen passing for higher rating.

11.20am: Stopped. Lowered both steam cutters. Lieutenant Nicolle in first steam cutter, Lieutenant Wilson in second steam cutter left ship on surveying duties.

11.50am: Proceeded as requisite.

1.30pm: Employed as in forenoon.

5.00pm: Finished sounding.

5.30pm: Stopped. Came to with Port anchor 3 shackles in 11 fathoms.

6.00pm: Read Warrant Number 11.

6.10pm: Lieutenant Wilson in second steam cutter returned, Drew fires.

7.00pm: Lieutenant Nicolle in first steam cutter returned. Drew fires.


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2 September 1913

Surveying Ground

Lat -15.8, Long 124.2

4.30am: Lit fires in both steam cutters.

7.00am: Shortened in. Lieutenant Nicolle in first steam cutter, Lieutenant Wilson in second steam cutter left ship on surveying duties.

7.07am: Weighed and proceeded. Course and speed as requisite for sounding.

9.00am: Employed sounding, refitting dressing lines and as requisite.

10.00am: Marines at small arm drill and signal exercise.

1.00pm: Employed as in forenoon.

4.30pm: Finished sounding.

5.20pm: Stopped. Came to with Port anchor 4 shackles in 19 fathoms.

5.30pm: Lieutenant Comber left ship on surveying duties.

5.45pm: Lieutenant Wilson in second steam cutter returned. Drew fires.

6.20pm: Lieutenant Comber returned.

7.10pm: Lieutenant Nicolle in first steam cutter returned. Drew fires.


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3 September 1913

Surveying Ground

Lat -15.8, Long 124.3

4.15am: Lit fires in both steam cutters.

6.10am: Lieutenant Comber left ship on surveying duties.

6.28am: Shortened in.

6.40am: Lieutenant Rice in first steam cutter, Lieutenant Buckland in second steam cutter left ship on surveying duties.

6.45am: Weighed and proceeded. Course and speed as requisite.

7.10am: Stopped. Weighed moorings and hoisted in beacon.

7.40am: Lieutenant Comber returned.

7.45am: Proceeded. Course and speed as requisite for sounding.

9.00am: Employed sounding, remarking lead lines and as requisite.

1.00pm: Employed refitting and as requisite.

1.47pm: Finished sounding.

2.30pm: Stopped. Weighed moorings and hoisted in beacon.

3.00pm: Proceeded. Course and speed as requisite.

5.05pm: Stopped. Came to with Port anchor, 2 shackles in 6 fathoms.

5.35pm: Lieutenant Viney landed on surveying duties.

5.45pm: Lieutenant Rice in first steam cutter, Lieutenant Buckland in second steam cutter returned. Drew fires.

7.00pm: Let fires die out in Number 4 boiler.


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4 September 1913

Hall Point

Lat -15.7, Long 124.4

5.00am: Lit fires in both steam cutters.

5.40am: Lieutenant Viney returned.

5.50am: Employed providing coal, water, and provisions for camp.

7.00am: Lieutenant Nicolle in first steam cutter, Lieutenant Buckland in second steam cutter left ship on surveying duties. Lieutenant Rice landed on surveying duties.

9.00am: Employed landing coal, water and provisions for camp.

10.00am: Marines at gun drill.

12noon: Lieutenant Rice returned.

1.00pm: Employed as in forenoon.

4.30pm: Lieutenant[s] Rice and Wilson landed on surveying duties.

4.445pm: Captain and Lieutenant Comber landed on surveying duties.

6.05pm: Lieutenants Rice and Wilson returned.

6.15pm: Lieutenant Nicolle in first steam cutter, Lieutenant Buckland in second steam cutter returned. Drew fires.


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5 September 1913

Hall Point

Lat -15.7, Long 124.4

3.40am: Captain and Lieutenant Comber returned.

4.45am: Lit fires in both steam cutters.

6.05am: Lieutenants Rice and Wilson landed on surveying duties.

7.00am: Lieutenant Nicolle in first steam cutter, Lieutenant Buckland in second steam cutter left ship on surveying duties.

8.05am: Lieutenants Rice and Wilson returned.

9.30am: Employed blackening down aloft, cleaning ship’s sides and as requisite.

12noon: Lieutenant Buckland in second steam cutter returned.

1.00pm: Lieutenant Wilson in second steam cutter left ship on surveying duties.

2.00pm: Employed scrubbing small gear and as requisite.

3.50pm: Lieutenant Buckland landed on surveying duties.

5.15pm: Lieutenant Buckland returned.

5.20pm: Lieutenants Viney and Rice landed on surveying duties.

6.10pm: Lieutenant Wilson in second steam cutter returned. Drew fires.

6.25pm: Lieutenant Nicolle in first steam cutter returned. Drew fires.


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6 September 1913

Hall Point

Lat -15.7, Long 124.4

3.45am: Lieutenants Viney and Rice returned.

6.00am: Lieutenant Buckland landed on surveying duties.

7.40am: Lieutenant Buckland returned.

7.45am: Exercised ‘Fire Stations’.

9.00am: Employed cleaning ship and landing provisions for camp.

10.30am: Tested life buoy and found correct.

1.30pm: Making and mending clothes.

4.30pm: Lieutenant Comber landed on surveying duties.

5.00pm: [Evening] Quarters. Second steam cutter and first whaler’s crews landed in camp for surveying duties.


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7 September 1913

Hall Point

Lat -15.7, Long 124.4

3.50am: Lieutenant Comber returned.

7.00am: Captain, Lieutenants Viney, Rice and Buckland landed on surveying duties.

10.00am: Divisions, Read prayers.

10.15am: Captain, Lieutenants Viney, Rice and Buckland returned.

1.00pm: Captain, Lieutenants Viney, Rice and Buckland landed on surveying duties.

1.30pm: Lit fires in Numbers 1 and 2 boilers.

2.00pm: Lieutenants Wilson and Nicolle landed in camp for surveying duties.

3.40pm: Captain and Lieutenant Buckland returned.

4.15pm: Lieutenants Viney and Rice returned.

4.30pm: Shortened in.

4.35pm: Weighed and proceeded. Course as requisite. 135 revolutions.

5.52pm: Sun set by compass N86’4W. Ship’s Heading S72W. Deviation 1oE.

6.00pm: Streamed patent log [set at] zero.

8.55pm: Hauled in patent log showing 26.0.

8.58pm: Stopped. Came to with Port anchor 5 shackles in 27 fathoms.


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8 September 1913

Hall Point to Broome

Lat -16.2, Long 123.0

[The 10.00am: reference to ‘cleaning and stowing booms’ most likely refers to the booms used to manage the lead lines used by the Kelvin Sounding machines. Reading the description of the operation of the Kelvin machine it seems that booms were used to suspend the lead at the surface of the water. This action enabled the machine to be zeroed prior to taking a sounding so giving the maximum accuracy in the measurement obtained.]

5.45am: Shortened in.

5.57am: Weighed and proceeded. Course as requisite. 135 revolutions.

9.00am: Divisions.

10.00am: Employed cleaning and re-stowing booms, cleaning ship’s side and as requisite.

11.45am: Sighted Cape Leveque Light House S41W.

12noon: Distance run through the water 98 miles

1.13pm: Cape Leveque Light House abeam 3'8. Shaped course S47W.

2.00pm: Employed painting boats, scrubbing canvass gear and as requisite.

3.22pm: Altered coursS42W.

4.30pm: [Evening] Quarters.

5.57pm: Sun set by compass N863/4W. Deviation 3/4o E.

7.30pm: Stopped.

7.34pm: Came to with Starboard anchor 21/2 shackles in 9 fathoms.


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9 September 1913

Hall Point to Broome

Lat -17.8, Long 122.1

6.00am: Weighed and proceeded. Course as requisite for proceeding through Lacepede Channel. 135 revolutions.

6.15am: Put clocks back 17 minutes.

7.00am: Cape Baskerville triangulation point[?] S58E 9.8 miles Shaped course S6W.

8.35am: Altered course S4W.

8.40am: Ran into fog bank.

9.00am: Divisions.

9.25am: Fog lifted.

9.30am: Employed cleaning and painting boats, fitting man ropes and as requisite. Marines at small arm drill.

10.00am: Altered course S10E.

11.00am: Lit fires in first steam cutter.

11.50am: Sighted Gantheaume Point Light House S27E.

12noon: Distance run through the water 120 miles

12.24pm: Altered course S25E.

12.50pm: Gantheaume Point Light House S53E 4 miles.

1.00pm: Course as requisite for entering harbour.

1.58pm: Stopped.

2.00pm: Came to with Starboard anchor 4 shackles in 71/2 fathoms.

2.30pm: Employed as in forenoon.

3.00pm: Let fires die out in Numbers 1 and 4 boilers.

4.30pm: Special leave to the Port watch till 7.15am.

11.00pm: Drew fires in first steam cutter.

11.30pm: Let fires die out in Number 2 boiler.


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10 September 1913

Broome

Lat -18.0, Long 122.2

4.45am: Lit fires in first steam cutter.

7.00am: Captain, Lieutenants Viney, Rice and Buckland landed on surveying duties.

9.00am: Employed scrubbing copper on ship’s bottom, drawing flour from shore and as requisite. Exercised diver at monthly dip.

10.40am: Captain, Lieutenants Viney, Rice and Buckland returned.

12noon: Distance run through the water 17 miles

1.00pm: Captain, Lieutenants Viney, Rice and Buckland landed on surveying duties.

2.00pm: Employed cleaning ship’s side and as requisite.

4.15pm: Gave special leave to the Starboard watch till 7am.

4.45pm: Captain, Lieutenants Viney, Rice and Buckland returned.

11.35pm: Drew fires in first steam cutter.


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11 September 1913

Broome

Lat -18.0, Long 122.2

4.45am: Lit fires in first steam cutter.

9.00am: Divisions. Read prayers.

9.30am: Employed refitting guys to boat’s davits, overhauling coaling strops, repairing lower boom rear.

11.00am: Marines at gun drill.

1.30pm: Gave special leave to the Port watch till 7am.

2.30pm: Making and mending clothes.

10.30pm: Drew fires in first steam cutter.


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12 September 1913

Broome

Lat -18.0, Long 122.2

4.45am: Lit fires in first steam cutter.

5.30am: Lit fires in Number 3 boiler.

9.00am: Divisions. Read prayers.

10.00am: Employed repairing seine, cleaning ship and as requisite.

1.00pm: Employed preparing ship for coaling.

2:05pm: Read Warrants Numbers 12, 13 and 14.

2.15pm: Discharged three 'offenders' to Broome Civil Prison.

4.00pm: [Evening] Quarters.

4.15pm: Gave special leave to the Starboard watch till 7am.

10.20pm: Drew fires in first steam cutter.


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13 September 1913

Broome

Lat -18.0, Long 122.2

Lost overboard by accident Lantern, hand Storeroom Pattern Number 275. One in number.

4.45am: Lit fires in first steam cutter.

5.30am: Employed preparing ship for coaling.

7.30am: Captain, Lieutenants Viney, Rice and Buckland landed on surveying duties.

9.00am: Employed preparing ship for coaling.

10.45am: Captain, Lieutenants Viney, Rice and Buckland returned.

11.15am: S.S. ‘Paroo’ secured alongside.

11.25am: Commenced coaling.

1.00pm: Captain, Lieutenants Viney, Rice and Buckland landed on surveying duties.

2.30pm: Employed coaling ship.

4.25pm: Captain, Lieutenants Viney, Rice and Buckland returned.

6.45pm: Finished coaling. Received 160 tons.

Draught of water

                   ft   in

   Forward  11   9

   Aft           11   6

9.00pm: S.S. ‘Paroo’ cast off.

10.40pm: Drew fires in first steam cutter.

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14 September 1913

Broome to Hall Point

Lat -17.6, Long 122.0

4.30am: Lit fires in Numbers 1, 2 and 4 boilers.

5.00am: Employed turning out boat’s davits, hoisting and securing steam cutter.

7.40am: Shortened in.

7.45am: Weighed and proceeded. Course as requisite for leaving harbour 135 revolutions. Let fires die out in Number 3 boiler.

8.56am: Gantheaume Point light house N62E 1.2 miles

9.00am: Entered fog bank. Streamed patent log [set at] zero.

9.10am: Shaped course N14E.

9.51am: Altered course N19W patent log 7.0

10.00am: Employed cleaning ship.

10.30am: Divisions. Read prayers.

10.35am: Fog lifted.

12noon: Altered course N6E.

12noon: Distance run through the water 27 miles.

1.35pm: Altered course N10E patent log 41.0

3.18pm: Cape Baskerville triangulation point[?] S67E 11 miles. Courses as requisite for proceeding through Lacepede Channel.

5.15pm: Evening Quarters.

5.42pm: Sun set by compass N89W. Ship’s Head N40E. Deviation 1oE.

6.00pm: Sandy Point S63E 7.2 miles shaped course N37E.

10.05pm: Cape Leveque Lieutenant abeam 4.2 miles

10.15pm: Hauled in patent log showing 21.0

10.25pm: Stopped. Came to with Starboard anchor 5 shackles in 19 fathoms.


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15 September 1913

Broome to Hall Point

Lat -15.8, Long 123.6

2.00am: Put clocks on 17 minutes.

6.00am: Shortened in.

6.14am: Weighed and proceeded. Course as requisite 135 revolutions.

9.00am: Divisions. Read Articles of War and Court martial returns.

10.30am: Employed cleaning ship’s side and painting Mess Deck.

12noon: Distance run through the water 143 miles

1.30pm: Making and mending clothes.

5.00pm: [Evening] Quarters.

5.14pm: Stopped.

5.16pm: Came to with Starboard anchor 2 shackles in 5 fathoms.

6.30pm: Let fires die out in Numbers 1 and 2 boilers.

11.30pm: Let fires die out in Number 4 boiler.


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16 September 1913

Hall Point

Lat -15.7, Long 124.4

7.30am: Captain, Lieutenants Viney, Rice and Buckland landed on surveying duties.

9.00am: Employed landing water and provisions for camp, rigging beacons, and painting Mess Deck. Marines at rifle drill.

10.15am: Captain, Lieutenants Viney, Rice and Buckland returned.

1.10pm: Captain, Lieutenants Viney, Rice and Buckland landed on surveying duties.

1.30pm: Lit fires in Numbers 1, 2 and 3 boilers.

2.00pm: Employed as in forenoon.

4.10pm: Captain, Lieutenants Viney, Rice and Buckland returned.

4.20pm: Shortened in.

4.25pm: Weighed and proceeded. Course and speed as requisite.

9.00pm: Stopped. Came to with Starboard anchor 6 shackles in 30 fathoms.

11.00pm: Let fires die out in Number 3 boiler.


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17 September 1913

Surveying ground

Lat -15.8, Long 123.4

5.00am: Lit fires in first steam cutter.

5.30am: Sun rose by compass N85E. Deviation 3/4oE

6.00am: Shortened in.

6.10am: Weighed and proceeded. Course and speed as requisite.

7.30am: Stopped. Lowered first steam cutter. Lieutenant Rice in first steam cutter left ship on surveying duties.

7.45am: Proceeded as requisite.

9.00am: Employed cleaning ship's side, refitting coaling whips and preparing beacons.

9.50am: Stopped. Dropped beacon.

10.00am: Proceeded.

11.15am: Stopped. Dropped beacon.

11.25am: Proceeded.

1.25pm: Stopped. Came to with Starboard anchor 5 shackles in 23 fathoms.

2.30pm: Employed preparing beacons, rigging ship's sounding gear and as requisite.

4.30pm: Lieutenant Comber left ship on surveying duties.

5.00pm: Lieutenant Rice in first steam cutter returned. Drew fires.

7.00pm: Lieutenant Comber returned.


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18 September 1913

Surveying ground

Lat -15.8, Long 123.5

Lost overboard by accident 'Coir Fender' small. Pattern Number 309, one in number.

5.40am: Lit fires in first steam cutter.

7.55am: Lieutenant Rice in first steam cutter left ship on surveying duties and for camping.

8.05am: Shortened in.

8.10am: Weighed and proceeded. Course and speed as requisite.

9.15am: Stopped. Dropped ‘beacon’.

9.25am: Proceeded as requisite.

10.00am: Employed fitting beacon and as requisite. Marines at gun drill.

11.05am: Stopped. Dropped ‘beacon’.

11.20am: Proceeded.

1.00pm: Employed refitting fenders and winding gear.

3.15pm: Stopped. Lowered first whaler. Lieutenant Buckland landed on surveying duties and for camping.

4.25pm: Hoisted first whaler. Proceeded. Course and speed as requisite.

5.40pm: Stopped. Came to with Starboard anchor 6 shackles in 34 fathoms.


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19 September 1913

Surveying ground

Lat -15.8, Long 123.4

6.50am: Shortened in.

6.55am: Weighed and proceeded. Course and speed as requisite.

9.00am: Employed rigging beacon, cleaning ship and as requisite.

2.00pm: Stopped. Hoisted beacon and weighed moorings.

2.45pm: Dropped 'beacon'.

3.00pm: Proceeded as requisite

3.30pm: Employed working about beacon and as requisite.

5.35pm: Stopped. Lowered first whaler.

6.00pm: Lieutenant Buckland returned. Hoisted first whaler.

6.30pm: Proceeded course and speed as requisite.

7.45pm: Stopped. Came to with Starboard anchor 5 shackles in 33 fathoms.


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20 September 1913

Cockatoo Island.

Lat -16.1, Long 123.6

6.00am: Weighed and proceeded. Course and speed as requisite.

6.35am: Stopped. Came to with Starboard anchor 5 shackles in 24 fathoms.

7.00am: Let fires die out in Numbers 1 and 2 boilers.

7.30am: Exercised “Fire Stations”

9.10am: Lieutenant Rice in first steam cutter returned from surveying duties. Drew fires.

10.00am: Employed cleaning ship throughout.

11.00am: Tested and dropped life buoy. Found correct.

1.30pm: Making and mending clothes.

5.00pm: Evening Quarters.


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21 September 1913

Cockatoo Island.

Lat -16.1, Long 123.6

10.00am: Divisions.

10.30am: Performed Divine Service.

5.00pm: Evening Quarters.


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22 September 1913

Surveying Ground

Lat -15.8, Long 123.4

3.00am: Lit fires in Numbers 3 and 4 boilers.

3.40am: Lit fires in first steam cutter.

6.00am: Shortened in. Lieutenant Buckland in first steam cutter left ship on surveying duties.

6.12am: Weighed and proceeded. Course and speed as requisite.

8.47am: Commenced sounding.

10.00am: Employed painting Mess Deck, sounding and as requisite.

1.30pm: Employed sounding, painting Mess Deck and rigging beacon.

6.00pm: Finished sounding.

6.02pm: Stopped. Came to with Port anchor 6 shackles in 41 fathoms.

6.20pm: Lieutenant Buckland in first steam cutter returned. Drew fires.

10.30pm: Lost overboard by accident "Boatswain's pipe" Pattern Number 4, one in number


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23 September 1913

Surveying Ground

Lat -15.8, Long 123.5

4.10am: Lit fires in first steam cutter.

6.00am: Shortened in.

6.12am: Lieutenant Buckland in first steam cutter left ship for Hall Point Camp and for surveying duties.

6.20am: Weighed and proceeded. Course and speed as requisite for sounding.

9.30am: Employed sounding, painting Mess Deck and chipping paint work on Upper Deck.

2.00pm: Employed as in forenoon.

6.10pm: Finished sounding.

6.12pm: Stopped. Came to with Port anchor 6 shackles in 42 fathoms.


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24 September 1913

Surveying Ground

Lat -15.7, Long 123.4

[The nautical term ‘flat’, or ‘platform’, refers to a flat, non-structural, horizontal surface above or between two decks. The significant difference between a flat and a deck is that all decks are part of the structure of the vessel. Consequently, if a flat is removed that action will have no effect on the structural integrity, and hence seaworthiness, of the vessel.]

6.00am: Shortened in.

6.10am: Weighed and proceeded. Course and speed as requisite for sounding.

6.30am: Employed ranging 6 shackles of Port cable.

7.00am: Surveyed six shackles of Port cable.

9.00am: Employed sounding, re-marking lead lines, painting steerage flat and fitting beacon.

1.30pm: Employed as in forenoon.

6.00pm: Finished sounding. Stopped.

6.04pm: Came to with Port anchor 6 shackles in 43 fathoms.


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25 September 1913

Surveying Ground

Lat -15.6, Long 123.5

6.00am: Shortened in.

6.12am: Weighed and proceeded. Course and speed as requisite for sounding.

9.00am: Employed sounding, scrubbing canvass gear, painting steerage flat and as requisite.

10.00am: Marines at gun drill.

11.53am: Stopped. Dropped beacon.

0.14pm: Proceeded. Course and speed as requisite for sounding.

1.30pm: Employed as in forenoon.

6.14pm: Finished sounding. Stopped.

6.17pm: Came to with Port anchor 6 shackles in 30 fathoms.


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26 September 1913

Surveying Ground

Lat -15.7, Long 123.4

6.00am: Shortened in.

6.15am: Weighed and proceeded. Course and speed as requisite for sounding.

9.00am: Employed sounding, painting steerage flat and cleaning ship.

1.00pm: Sounding party sounding.

2.00pm: Making and mending clothes.

3.15pm: Finished sounding. Course and speed as requisite for Hall Point anchorage.

5.56pm: Sun set by compass S86W. Deviation 1’4oE Ship’s Head N82E.

9.10pm: Stopped.

9.15pm: Came to with Port anchor 21/2 shackles in 6 fathoms.

10.00pm: Let fires die out in Number 3 boiler.


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27 September 1913

Hall Point

Lat -15.7, Long 124.4

5.30am: Employed cleaning ship.

7.30am: Exercised ‘Fire Quarters’.

8.00am: Let fires die out in Number 4 boiler.

9.30am: Lieutenants Nicolle, Buckland and Wilson in second steam cutter returned from camping and surveying duties.

10.30am: Tested life buoy and found correct.

11.00am: Employed cleaning ship.

1.30pm: Employed landing water for camp and cleaning ship.


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28 September 1913

Hall Point

Lat -15.7, Long 124.4

10.00am: Divisions.

10.40am: Read prayers.

5.00pm: Evening quarters.


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29 September 1913

Surveying Ground

Lat -15.7, Long 124.3

6.00am: Surveyed 6 out board shackles of starboard cable.

6.30am: Exercised fire quarters.

8.30am: Lit fires in Numbers 2 and 4 boilers.

9.00am: Employed landing water and provisions for camp.

11.00am: Lieutenant Rice left ship for camp and for surveying duties.

11.18am: Shortened in.

11.24am: Weighed.

11.30am: Proceeded. Course and speed as requisite.

1.00pm: Employed painting boats and cleaning surveying storeroom.

3.11pm: Stopped. Hoisted 'beacon' and weighed moorings.

3.23pm: Proceeded. Course and speed as requisite.

4.05pm: Stopped. Hoisted 'beacon' and weighed moorings.

4.16pm: Proceeded. Course and speed as requisite.

7.17pm: Stopped. Came to with Port anchor 6 shackles in 35 fathoms.


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30 September 1913

Surveying Ground

Lat -15.6, Long 123.3

5.00am: Lit fires in second steam cutter.

600am: Shortened in.

6.16am: Weighed and proceeded. Course and speed as requisite for sounding.

9.00am: Employed sounding, preparing beacon and cleaning surveying storeroom.

10.00am: Marines at small arm drill.

11.27am: Stopped. Dropped beacon.

11.40am: Proceeded. Course and speed as requisite.

0.23pm: Stopped. Dropped 'beacon'.

0.27pm: Lowered second steam cutter. Lieutenant Buckland in second steam cutter left ship on surveying duties.

0.35pm: Proceeded. Course and speed as requisite for sounding.

3.00pm: Employed as in forenoon.

4.19pm: Finished sounding. Stopped. Came to with Port anchor 31/2 shackles in 16 fathoms.

4.30pm: Captain, Lieutenants Comber, Nicole and Wilson left ship in sailing cutter on surveying duties.

6.15pm: Lieutenant Buckland in second steam cutter returned. Drew fires.

7.00pm: Captain, Lieutenants Comber, Nicole and Wilson returned.



LOGS FOR OCTOBER 1913


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1 October 1913

Surveying Ground

Lat -15.7, Long 123.5

5.15am: Lit fires in second steam cutter.

5.30am: Lieutenant Comber left ship on surveying duties.

7.00am: Lieutenant Buckland in second steam cutter left ship on surveying duties.

7.10am: Lieutenant Comber returned.

7.20am: Weighed and proceeded. Course and speed as requisite for sounding.

9.00am: Employed sounding, re-marking lead lines, mustering surveying stores and as requisite.

1.10pm: Paid quarterly settlement to ship’s company.

2.30pm: Employed as in forenoon.

6.10pm: Finished sounding.

6.12pm: Came to with Port anchor 5 shackles in 32 fathoms.


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2 October 1913

Surveying Ground

Lat -15.7, Long 123.6

5.10am: Lit fires in second steam cutter.

6.55am: Shortened in.

7.00am: Lieutenant Nicole in second steam cutter left ship on surveying duties.

7.05am: Weighed and proceeded. Course and speed as requisite.

9.00am: Employed sounding, re-storing Surveying Store Room, refitting and as requisite.

10.00am: Marines at gun drill.

1.00pm: Employed sounding, refitting fore topmast rigging, cleaning ship and as requisite.

3.00pm: Lit fires in Number 3 boiler.

4.30pm: Let fires die in Number 2 boiler.

6.15pm: Finished sounding. Stopped. Came to with Port anchor 6 shackles in 40 fathoms.

7.00pm: Lieutenant Nicole in second steam cutter returned. Drew fires.


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3 October 1913

Surveying ground

Lat -15.6, Long 123.5

5.00am: Lit fires in second steam cutter.

6.57am: Shortened in.

7.00am: Lieutenant Nicole in second steam cutter left ship on surveying duties.

7.05am: Weighed and proceeded. Course and speed as requisite for sounding.

8.25am: Stopped. Hoisted in ‘beacon’. Lost through parting of beacon’s moorings. Anchor boats 100 pounds (A) one in number. 1/4 inch chain, 80 fathoms.

9.00am: Proceeded. Course and speed as requisite for sounding.

11.00am: Employed sounding, preparing beacon, scrubbing small gear and as requisite.

1.30pm: Employed as in forenoon.

5.45pm: Stopped.

5.48pm: Came to with Port anchor 5 shackles in 23 fathoms.

6.00pm: Lieutenant Nicole in second steam cutter returned. Drew fires.

7.00pm: Let fires die out in Number 4 boiler.

11.30pm: Let fires die out in Number 3 boiler.


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4 October 1913

Surveying Ground

Lat -15.6, Long 123.3

[Position estimated from yesterday’s anchorage bearing. This location makes sense as it is close to the previous day’s noon position given as a bearing on Conway Island.]

7.00am: Lieutenants Comber and Wilson left ship on surveying duties.

9.50am: Lieutenants Comber and Wilson returned.

10.00am: Employed cleaning ship.

11.00am: Tested life buoy and found correct.

1.30pm: Making and mending clothes.

5.00pm: Evening quarters.


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5 October 1913

Surveying Ground

Lat -15.6, Long 123.5

7.30am: Captain and Lieutenant Comber left ship on surveying duties.

9.30am: Captain and Lieutenant Comber returned.

10.00am: Divisions.

10.30am: Performed divine service.

5.00pm: Evening quarters.


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6 October 1913

Surveying Ground

Lat -15.7, Long 123.4

3.30am: Lit fires in Numbers 1 and 2 boilers.

5.00am: Lit fires in second steam cutter.

6.55am: Shortened in.

7.00am: Lieutenant Wilson in second steam cutter left ship on surveying duties.

7.10am: Weighed and proceeded. Course and speed as requisite for sounding.

9.00am: Employed sounding, re-marking lead lines, clearing Sail Room and Canteen Store, preparing beacon for dropping.

1.00pm: Employed as in forenoon.

2,05pm: Stopped. Dropped beacon. Beacon capsized.

2.15pm: Weighed beacon. Lost through parting of moorings Boat anchors, 60 pounds, 2 in number. 40 fathoms of 1/4 inch chain.

2.25pm: Dropped beacon.

2.30pm: Proceeded. Course and speed as requisite for sounding.

6.00pm: Finished sounding.

6.10pm: Stopped. Came to with Starboard anchor 6 shackles in 35 fathoms

6.15pm: Lieutenant Wilson in second steam cutter returned. Drew fires.


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7 October 1913

Surveying Ground

Lat -15.8, Long 123.3

4.15am: Lit fires in second steam cutter.

6.00am: Shortened in. Lieutenant Buckland in second steam cutter left ship for Hall Point Camp, and for surveying duties.

6.10am: Weighed and proceeded. Course and speed as requisite for sounding.

8.30am: Employed sounding, cleaning canteen store, re-stowing sail room, painting after mess deck and as requisite. Marines at rifle drill.

10.40am: Stopped. Weighed moorings and hoisted beacon.

10.57am: Proceeded. Course and speed as requisite.

11.50am: Stopped Weighed moorings and hoisted beacon.

0.12pm: Proceeded, course and speed as requisite.

1.30pm: Employed as in forenoon.

2.45pm: Stopped. Dropped beacon.

3.05pm: Proceeded course and speed as requisite.

6.10pm: Finished sounding. Stopped. Came to with Starboard anchor 6 shackles, in 34 fathoms.


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8 October 1913

Surveying Ground

Lat -15.6, Long 123.5

6.00am: Shortened in.

6.10am: Weighed and proceeded. Course and speed as requisite for sounding.

9.00am: Employed sounding, remarking lead lines, chipping sheet anchor and as requisite.

1.30pm: Sounding, re-stowing canteen gear, painting second whaler and chipping sheet anchor.

6.10pm: Finished sounding.

6.25pm: Stopped. Came to with Starboard anchor 6 shackles in 34 fathoms.


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9 October 1913

Surveying Ground

Lat -15.8, Long 123.6

6.00am: Shortened in.

6.14am: Weighed and proceeded. Course and speed as requisite for sounding.

9.00am: Employed sounding, re-marking lead lines, re-stowing canteen gear and as requisite.

10.00am: Marines at gun drill.

1.30pm: Employed as in forenoon.

6.12pm: Finished sounding. Stopped. Came to with Starboard anchor 6 shackles in 35 fathoms.


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10 October 1913

Surveying Ground

Lat -15.8, Long 123.6

6.00am: Shortened in.

6.10am: Weighed and proceeded. Course and speed as requisite for sounding.

9.30am: Employed sounding, scrubbing small gear and as requisite.

1.00pm: Sounding party sounding.

2.00pm: Making and mending clothes.

5.20pm: Finished sounding. Stopped. Dropped ‘beacon’.

5.30pm: Proceeded. Course and speed as requisite for making Hall Point anchorage.

5.57pm: Sun set by compass S801/2E. Deviation 1oE. Ship’s Heading N80E.

10.27pm: Stopped.

10.30pm: Came to with Port anchor 21/2 shackles in 61/2 fathoms.

11.00pm: Let fires die out in Numbers 1 and 2 boilers.


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11 October 1913

Hall point

Lat -15.7, Long 124.4

Lost by accident from first steam cutter. Anchor boats 50 pounds 1 in number, boats grapnel chain galvanised 5/16 inch 40 fathoms.

Lost by accident from first skiff: Anchor boats 20 pounds 1 in number, 4 fathoms of 5/16 inch chain rigging.

7.05am: Lieutenants Viney and Wilson landed on surveying duties.

7.30am: Exercised “Fire Quarters”.

9.00am: Employed cleaning ship throughout.

10.00am: Tested life buoy and found correct.

1.30pm: Employed landing water for camp and as requisite.

4.20pm: Lieutenants Viney and Wilson returned.

5.00pm: Evening quarters.


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12 October 1913

Hall Point

Lat -15.7, Long 124.4

10.00am: Hands mustered by the ledger.

10.30am: Performed Divine service.

5.00pm: Evening quarters.


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13 October 1913

Surveying Ground

Lat -15.6, Long 124.2

5.30am: Employed cleaning ship and landing water for camp.

7.45am: Lit fires in Numbers 3 and 4 boilers.

8.30am: Second steam cutter returned from camp. Hoisted same. Second whaler left ship for camp.

9.45am: Let go sheet anchor.

9.55am: Weighed sheet anchor.

10.00am: Employed landing water for camp, hoisting boats and as requisite.

10.15am: Shortened in.

10.28am: Weighed and proceeded. Course and speed as requisite.

1.30pm: Employed cleaning ship’s side and chipping sheet anchor.

5.45pm: Stopped. Came to with Port anchor 5 shackles in 27 fathoms.


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14 October 1913

Surveying Ground

Lat -15.7, Long 123.6

4.30am: Lit fires in second steam cutter.

6.00am: Shortened in. Lowered second steam cutter.

6.15am: Lieutenant Wilson in second steam cutter left ship on surveying duties.

6.20am: Weighed and proceeded. Course speed as requisite for sounding.

9.00am: Employed sounding, refitting awning lacings, cleaning paintwork and as requisite.

10.00am: Marines at small arm drill.

1.00pm: Employed as in forenoon.

4.15pm: Finished sounding. Proceeded course and speed as requisite

5.20pm: stopped. Weighed moorings and hoisted beacon.

5.45pm: Proceeded as requisite.

6.15pm: stopped. Came to with port anchor 5 shackles in 32 fathoms.

6.40pm: Lieutenant Wilson in second steam cutter returned. Drew fires and hoisted same.


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15 October 1913

Surveying Ground to Broome

Lat -16.2, Long 123.1

5.00am: Lit fires in Number 2 boiler.

6.05am: Weighed and proceeded.

6.15am: Stopped. Weighed moorings and hoisted 'beacon'.

6.45am: Proceeded S31W 130 revolutions.

10.05am: Caffarelli Island abeam 3 cables. Altered course S60W.

11.00am: Employed cleaning ship and boats, scrubbing collision mat and as requisite.

11.16am: Streamed patent log [set at] zero.

12noon: Sighted Cape Leveque Light House S31W.

12noon: Distance run through the water 40 miles.

0.30pm: Altered course S50W patent log 10.3

1.20pm: Altered course S40W patent log 17.0

2.00pm: Cape Leveque Light House abeam 4.5 miles.

2.30pm: Employed cleaning ship, painting boats and as requisite.

4.30pm: Evening quarters.

6.06pm: Sun set by compass S781/2W. Deviation 3/4oE.

6.14pm: Altered course S35W patent log 57.4

7.00pm: Hauled in patent log shewing 63.3

7.05pm: Stopped. Came to with Port anchor 21/2 shackles in 8 fathoms.


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16 October 1913

Surveying Ground to Broome

Lat -17.6, Long 122.1

6.05am: Weighed and proceeded. S46W 130 revolutions.

6.11am: Streamed patent log [set at] zero.

7.00am: Altered course S53W.

8.07am: Altered course S6W patent log 16.1

8.18am: Put clocks back 17 minutes.

9.00am: Altered course S17W.

9.10am: Divisions. Read prayers.

10.00am: Employed cleaning boats, refitting awning laces and as requisite.

11.00am: Altered course S14E.

12noon: Distance run through the water 107.9 miles

1.10pm: Sighted Gantheaume Point Light House S21W.

1.40pm: Altered course S20W patent log 65.1

2.30pm: Lit fires in second steam cutter.

2.30pm: Making and mending clothes.

2.43pm: Station Hill N88E 4.2 miles. Courses as requisite for entering harbour.

3.20pm: Hauled in patent log 79.1

4.20pm: Stopped. Came to with Starboard anchor 4 shackles in 71/2 fathoms.

5.30pm: General leave to the Starboard watch till 7am.

6.00pm: Let fires die out Numbers 3 and 4 boilers.

10.25pm: Drew fires in second steam cutter.


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17 October 1913

Broome

Lat -18.0, Long 122.2

[The Fantome has almost exhausted her fuel. Today’s log page shows that she has just 2.5 tons in her bunkers and that her consumption in the previous 24 hours was 1.6 tons.]

4.30am: Lit fires in second steam cutter.

6.30am: Employed cleaning ship.

9.00am: Exercised diver at monthly dip.

10.00am: Employed cleaning ship and refitting skiff's falls.

12noon: Distance run through the water 30 miles

1.30pm: Employed landing 'ba[~~]ings' and cleaning ship's side.

11.00pm: Drew fires in second steam cutter.


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18 October 1913

Broome

Lat -18.0, Long 122.2

[The Fantome’s fuel situation is looking to be critical. Her bunkers now hold less fuel than was consumed while sitting at anchor on the previous day.]

4.40am: Lit fires in second steam cutter.

6.00am: Employed cleaning ship

9.00am: Employed preparing ship for coaling and cleaning ship.

10.30am: Tested life buoy and found correct.

0.45pm: Two Able Seamen and one Ordinary Seaman re-joined ship from Broome Civil Prison.

2.00pm: Employed as requisite.

11.00pm: Drew fires in second steam cutter.


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19 October 1913

Broome

Lat -18.0, Long 122.2

4.45am: Lit fires in second steam cutter.

Draught of water

                  ft   in

   Forward  9  10

   Aft         10    2

6.00am: Employed preparing ship for coaling.

9.15am: S.S. ‘Minderoo’ secured alongside.

9.25am: Commenced coaling.

10.30am: Employed coaling ship.

2.00pm: Employed coaling ship.

4.20pm: Finished coaling ship. Received 180 tons.

Draught of water

                  ft   in

   Forward 10   8

   Aft          11   0

7.30pm: S.S. ‘Minderoo’ cast off.

10.40pm: Drew fires in second steam cutter.


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20 October 1913

Broome to Surveying Ground

Lat -18.0, Long 122.2

4.45am: Lit fires in second steam cutter.

6.00am: Employed turning out boat's davits and re-placing coaling gear.

9.00am: Lit fires in Numbers 1, 3 and 4 boilers.

9.30am: Employed loading and transporting stores from shore, and cleaning ship.

11.45am: Drew fires in and hoisted second steam cutter.

11.55am: Weighed and proceeded. Course as requisite 135 revolutions.

12.15pm: Let fires die out in Number 2 boiler.

1.00pm: Gantheaume Point Light House S85E 1.7 miles. Shaped course N12W. Streamed patent log [set to] zero.

2.10pm: Altered course N17W patent log 9.3

3.00pm: Making and mending clothes.

4.35pm: Altered course N70W to turn in second steam cutter. Patent log 29.7

4.50pm: Altered course N37E patent log 31.3

5.40pm: Altered course N9E patent log 39.0

5.48pm: Sun set by compass S771/2W. Deviation. Nil.

6.00pm: Altered course North.

7.25pm: Hauled in patent log 54.2.

7.32pm: Stopped. Came to with Starboard anchor 3 shackles in 10 fathoms.


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21 October 1913

Broome to Surveying Ground

Lat -16.0, Long 122.7

6.00am: Weighed and proceeded N12E 135 revolutions. Streamed patent log [set to] zero.

6.47am: Altered course N75E patent log 4.5

7.00am: Employed cleaning ship.

7.30am: Altered course N55E patent log 11.7

8.30am: Altered course N35E patent log 22.8

9.30am: Employed scrubbing deck cloths, cleaning ship and as requisite.

12 noon Sighted Cape Leveque Light House N65E.

12 noon Distance run through the water 110.

1.20pm: Cape Leveque Light abeam 5.4 miles. Altered course N49E patent log 65.3

2.30pm: Employed preparing ship’s sounding gear, rigging beacon and cleaning ship.

3.00pm: Altered course N40E.

4.00pm: [Evening] Quarters. Read Warrant Number 15.

4.30pm: Caffarelli Island abeam 5 cables. Courses as requisite. Patent log 94.0

7.25pm: Hauled in patent log showing 122.1

7.45pm: Stopped. Came to with Starboard anchor 6 shackles in 31 fathoms.

11.00pm: Let fires die out in Number 1 boiler.


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22 October 1913

Surveying Ground

Lat -15.8, Long 123.5

2.00am: Put clocks on by 17 minutes.

4.15am: Lit fires in second steam cutter.

6.00am: Lowered second steam cutter.

6.30am: Shortened in. Lieutenant Wilson in second steam cutter left ship for Hall Point camp and for surveying duties.

6.40am: Weighed and proceeded. Course and speed as requisite for sounding.

8.05am: Stopped. Dropped beacon.

8.20am: Proceeded as requisite for sounding.

10.00am: Employed sounding, re-marking lead lines and overhauling coaling gear.

11.30am: Oiled over and worked all steel hawsers

1.00pm: Employed sounding, re-fitting boats falls and as requisite.

2.30pm: Lost by accident ’Mallet Heaving’, LV greenhead handle Pattern 1996, one in number.

6.07pm: Finished sounding. Stopped. Came to with Starboard anchor 4 shackles in 22 fathoms.

7.00pm: Distance run through the water 69


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23 October 1913

Surveying Ground

Lat -15.8, Long 123.5

Lost owing to sinking of beacon, Anchor’s boats 100 pounds one in number, 5/16 ths chain 60 fathoms.

6.05am: Shortened in.

6.15am: Weighed and proceeded, course and speed as requisite for sounding.

9.25am: Stopped. Dropped beacon.

9.35am: Proceeded.

10.00am: Employed sounding, re-marking lead lines, fitting beacon and as requisite.

11.00am: Marines at small arm drill.

11.50am: Stopped. Dropped beacon.

11.57am: Proceeded.

1.00pm: Sounding party employed sounding.

2.00pm: making and mending clothes.

6.12pm: Finished sounding. Stopped. Came to with Starboard anchor 4 shackles in 22 fathoms.

6.20pm: Read Warrants Number 16 and 17.


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24 October 1913

Surveying Ground

Lat -15.7, Long 123.6

[The anchorage bearings recorded for this day are particularly ephemeral as they use two bushes as landmarks.]

6.00am: Shortened in.

6.10am: Weighed and proceeded. Course and speed as requisite for sounding.

9.00am: Employed sounding, re-marking lead lines, chipping freeing ports and as requisite.

1.00pm: Employed sounding, scrubbing small gear, chipping freeing ports and as requisite.

1.40pm: Finished sounding. Proceeded as requisite.

4.15pm: Slow speed. Swung ship for ‘Variation’.

5.25pm: Proceeded. Course as requisite for Hall Point anchorage.

6.42pm: Stopped. Came to with Starboard anchor, 21/2 shackles in 6 fathoms.

7.30pm: Let fires die out in Number 3 boiler.

11.30pm: Let fires die out in Number 4 boiler.


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[This page is the "Record of Observations for Deviation” It is a complex document so no attempt has been made to transcribe all the detail. There are two sets of observations recorded. Those written in black ink are described as “Swinging to Starboard” and those written in red as “Swinging to Port”.

Key information gained from this document is:

   1 - This form was last revised in June 1894.

   2 - The Captain and Navigating Officer are confirmed as F.A. Reyne and R. Viney respectively.

   3 - Confirmation that the Fantome is a twin screw sloop, that she displaces 1070 tons and has 1,400 horsepower engines. Her armament consists of 2 off three pounder, quick fire guns and 2 off .303 maxims.

   4 - The location at which she was swung was Lat 15o 38’4S, Long 124o 13’E]

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[This is the reverse side of the deviation form. The crew have made no attempt to complete any section of this side of the form.]


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25 October 1913

Hall Point

Lat -15.7, Long 124.4

6.00am: Employed cleaning ship.

7.30am: Exercised 'Fire Stations'.

9.00am: Lieutenants Rice and Buckland in first steam cutter and second whaler returned from camp. Drew fires.

11.00am: Employed cleaning ship.

11.30am: Tested life buoy and found correct.

1.00pm: Employed landing water for camp and cleaning ship.

4.30pm: [Evening] Quarters.


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26 October 1913

Hall Point

Lat -15.7, Long 124.4

5.30am: Employed cleaning ship.

10.00am: Divisions.

10.30am: Performed Divine Service.

5.00pm: [Evening] Quarters.


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27 October 1913

Surveying Ground

Lat -15.7, Long 124.4

[The noon position for this day has been estimated as the midpoint between the noon positions from the prior day and the next day. This has done this because there are issues in identifying the places that the 10.27am anchorage bearings use.]

3.30am: Lit fires in Numbers 1 and 2 boilers.

5.30am: Employed hoisting first steam cutter.

6.40am: Weighed and proceeded, course and speed as requisite.

7.55am: Lit fires in first steam cutter.

9.00am: Divisions. Read prayers.

9.30am: Employed chipping “freeing ports", repairing fenders, cleaning down aloft and as requisite.

10.27am: Stopped. Came to with Port anchor, 3 shackles in 19 fathoms.

10.55am: Lowered first steam cutter. Lieutenant Nicolle in first steam cutter left ship on surveying duties.

1.30pm: Employed as in forenoon.

2.30pm: Worked and overhauled all rigging screws.

4.30pm: [Evening] Quarters.

6.12pm: Lieutenant Nicolle in first steam cutter returned. Drew fires and hoisted same.


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28 October 1913

Surveying Ground.

Lat -15.7, Long 123.7

6.00am: Weighed and proceeded. Course and speed as requisite for sounding.

9.40am: Stopped. Weighed moorings and hoisted 'beacon'.

10.05am: Proceeded.

10.30am: Employed sounding, chipping and red leading "freeing ports" and as requisite. Marines at small arm drill.

11.00am: Stopped. Weighed moorings and hoisted beacon.

11.20am: Proceeded.

1.00pm: Employed sounding, chipping and red leading "freeing ports", refitting boats gear and as requisite.

2.25pm: Stopped. Dropped 'beacon'.

2.40pm: Proceeded.

6.12pm: Finished sounding. Stopped. Came to with Port anchor 6 shackles in 28 fathoms.

7.00pm: Let fires die out in Number 2 boiler.


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29 October 1913

Surveying Ground.

Lat -15.7, Long 123.7

Lost through sinking of ‘beacon’. Anchor 100 pounds one in number; 5/16 inch chain, forty fathoms.

4.30am: Lit fires in Number 3 boiler.

7.00am: Weighed and proceeded. Course and speed as requisite for sounding.

8.35am: Stopped. Dropped 'beacon'.

8.45am: Proceeded course and speed as requisite.

10.00am: Employed sounding, chipping paintwork on upper deck and as requisite.

1.30pm: Employed sounding, chipping and red leading paintwork.

6.07pm. Finished sounding. Stopped. Came to with Port anchor 5 shackles in 23 fathoms.


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30 October 1913

Surveying Ground

Lat -15.6, Long 123.8

Lost through sinking of beacon. Anchor 100 pounds one in number; 5/16 inch chain, 46 fathoms.

7.00am: Weighed and proceeded. Course and speed as requisite for sounding.

9.30am: Employed sounding, rigging beacon. Chipping and red-leading paintwork.

10.30am: Marines at gun drill.

11.40am: Stopped. Dropped 'beacon'.

11.55am: Proceeded as requisite.

1.30pm: Employed sounding, chipping and red leading paintwork.

6.10pm: Finished sounding. Stopped. Came to with Port anchor 5 shackles in 28 fathoms.


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31 October 1913

Surveying ground

Lat -15.8, Long 123.7

[It is looking as if the Fantome has finished sounding the survey area as she spends much of the day retrieving the beacons she has placed before proceeding to the Hall Point anchorage.]

7.00am: Weighed and proceeded. Course and speed as requisite for sounding.

8.30am: Lit fires in Number 2 boiler.

9.00am: Employed sounding, chipping and red leading paintwork and as requisite.

10.50am: Finished sounding. Proceeded as requisite.

11.15am: Stopped. Weighed moorings and hoisted beacon.

11.35am: Proceeded as requisite.

1.10pm: Stopped. Weighed moorings and hoisted beacon.

1.30pm: Proceeded as requisite.

2.00pm: Employed hoisting in and striking 'beacons', scrubbing small gear and as requisite

2.15pm: Stopped. Weighed moorings and hoisted beacon.

2.35pm: Proceeded as requisite.

3.35pm: Stopped. Weighed and hoisted beacon.

3.55pm: Proceeded as requisite.

4.40pm: Stopped. Weighed mooring and hoisted ‘beacon’.

5.00pm: Proceeded as requisite.

5.35pm: Stopped. Weighed moorings and hoisted 'beacon'.

5.50pm: Proceeded course and speed as requisite for Hall Point Anchorage.

9.00pm: Stopped. Came to with Port anchor 4 shackles in 23 fathoms.

10.00pm: Let fires die out in Number 3 boiler.



LOGS FOR NOVEMBER 1913


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1 November 1913

Hall Point

Lat -15.8, Long 123.7

6.00am: Shortened in.

6.05am: Weighed and proceeded. Course and speed as requisite for making Hall Point anchorage.

7.45am: Stopped.

7.50am: Came to with Port anchor 21/2 shackles in 41/2 fathoms. Let fires die out in Number 1 boiler.

9.00am: Employed cleaning ship.

10.00am: Tested life buoy and correct.

11.35am: Paid monthly advance to ship's company.

1.30pm: Making and mending clothes.

5.00pm: Evening quarters.


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2 November 1913

Hall Point

Lat -15.7, Long 124.4

10.00am: Divisions.

10.45am: Performed Divine Service.

5.00pm: Evening Quarters. Second steam cutter returned from camp.


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3 November 1913

Hall Point

Lat -15.7, Long 124.4

4.15 Lit fires in second steam cutter.

5.30am: Employed ranging starboard cable for survey and stowing booms.

7.00am: Lieutenant Rice landed on surveying duties.

7.40am: Lieutenant Nicolle in second steam cutter left ship on surveying duties.

8.30am: Employed cleaning and re-stowing booms. Cleaning chain locker, transporting gear from camp, cleaning down main mast.

9.50am: Lieutenant Rice returned.

1.00pm: Employed as in forenoon, and cleaning steam chain locker.

2.30pm: Lieutenant Nicolle in second steam cutter returned. Drew fires.

4.30pm: Evening quarters.


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4 November 1913

Slate Islands

Lat -15.5, Long 124.4

5.15am: Lit fires in second steam cutter.

5.30am: Lit fires in Number 3 boiler.

7.30am: Shortened in. Lieutenant Buckland in second steam cutter left ship on surveying duties.

7.35am: Weighed and proceeded. Course and speed as requisite.

9.00am: Employed chipping and red leading paint work, cleaning chain lockers, stowing booms and cleaning boats.

11.15am: Stopped. Came to with Port anchor 3 shackles in 15 fathoms. Let fires die out in Number 2 boiler.

0.25pm: Lieutenant Buckland in second steam cutter returned.

1.40pm: Lieutenant Rice in second steam cutter left ship on surveying duties.

2.00pm: Employed chipping and red leading chain lockers, cleaning boats and painting down aloft.

3.45pm: Lieutenant Rice in second steam cutter returned.

4.30pm: Captain in second steam cutter left ship on surveying duties.

7.25pm: Captain in second steam cutter returned. Drew fires.


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5 November 1913

Slate Islands

Lat -15.5, Long 124.4

5.40am: Lit fires in second steam cutter.

6.00am: Employed striking down starboard cable, turning out and lowering first steam cutter.

8.10am: Captain, Lieutenants Nicolle, Buckland and Wilson in second steam cutter left ship on surveying duties.

10.00am: Employed painting boats, painting down aloft, chipping paintwork and as requisite.

11.00am: Received one native in custody for passage to civil police Broome.

1.30pm: Employed as in forenoon.

5.15 Captain, Lieutenants Nicolle, Buckland and Wilson returned in second steam cutter. Drew fires.


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6 November 1913

Surveying Ground

Lat -15.6, Long 124.3

4.45am: Lit fires in Number 4 boiler.

5.30am: Employed cleaning ship.

7.35am: Weighed and proceeded. Course and speed as requisite.

9.00am: Divisions. Read prayers.

9.15am: Stopped. Came to with Port anchor 2 shackles in 6 fathoms.

9.30am: Employed painting boats. Chipping and red leading on upper deck, transporting gear from shore.

10.30am: Tide party returned onboard.

10.55am: Weighed and proceeded. Course as requisite 110 revolutions.

1.30pm: Employed painting boats. Chipping and red leading paintwork on upper deck.

4.05pm: Slow speed. Swung ship to correct Quarter Deck steering compass.

4.35pm: Proceeded as requisite 110 revolutions.

5.55pm: Stopped. Came to with Port anchor 4 shackles in 19 fathoms. Let fires die out in Number 3 boiler.


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7 November 1913

Surveying Ground to Broome

Lat -16.0, Long 123.3

4.30am: Lit fires in Numbers 1 and 2 boilers.

5.00am: Lit fires in second steam cutter.

5.30am: Employed scrubbing canvass gear.

7.00am: Lieutenant Nicolle in second steam cutter left ship on surveying duties.

8.22am: Weighed and proceeded. Course and speed as requisite.

8.50am: Divisions. Read prayers.

9.00am: Stopped. Lieutenant Nicolle in second steam cutter returned. Drew fires in and hoisted same.

9.25am: Proceeded. Course as requisite 135 revolutions.

11.00am: Employed scrubbing canvass gear and cleaning the ship.

12noon: Streamed patent log [set to] zero.

12noon: Distance run through the water 24 miles.

0.10pm: Western extreme of[?] Caffarelli Island abeam 3 cables. Shaped course S50W.

1.45pm: Sighted Cape Leveque Light House S29E.

2.16pm: Altered course S48W patent log 20.6

2.30pm: Employed chipping and red leading paintwork on upper deck, cleaning ship and boats.

3.15pm: Cape Leveque Light House abeam 4.5 miles Altered course S46W patent log 30.8

4.00pm: [Evening] Quarters.

4.05pm: Altered course S50W patent log 37.3

5.00pm: Altered course SW.

7.37pm: Hauled in patent log shewing 67.1

7.45pm: Stopped. Came to with Starboard anchor 3 shackles in 13 fathoms.


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8 November 1913

Surveying Ground to Broome

Lat -17.5, Long 122.0

6.05am: Weighed and proceeded. S35W 135 revolutions.

7.00am: Altered course S40W. Streamed patent log [set at] zero.

7.30am: Exercised “Fire Stations”.

8.00am: Altered course S47W

8.17am: Put clocks back 17 minutes.

8.30am: Altered course S80W patent log 15.7

9.00am: Altered course S9W.

10.00am: Employed cleaning ship and as requisite.

10.15am: Tested life buoy and found correct.

10.26am: Altered course South patent log 32.1

11.00am: Altered course S8W.

12noon: Distance run through the water 118 miles.

0.20pm: Altered course S14E patent log 49.5

2.15pm: Lit fires in second steam cutter.

2.25pm: Sighted Gantheaume Point Light House S24E patent log 68.3

3.00pm: Making and Mending clothes.

3.25pm: Station Hill N79E 4.1 miles. Courses as requisite for entering harbour.

4.00pm: Hauled in patent log [showing] 82.0

4.33pm: Slow speed.

4.37pm: Stopped. Came to with Starboard anchor 4 shackles in 6 fathoms. Let fires die out in Numbers 1 and 4 boilers.

5.15pm: [Evening] Quarters. General leave to the Port watch till 7am.

5.45pm: Discharged one native prisoner to civil police.

10.15pm: Drew fires in second steam cutter.


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9 November 1913

Broome

Lat -18.0, Long 122.2

[This log page was originally dated “Monday, 10th November” and subsequently corrected to “Sunday, 9th November”. There have been several instances of either the day or date being corrected on previous log pages but it is very unusual for both to have needed correction.]

5.40am: Lit fires in second steam cutter.

6.30am: Employed cleaning ship.

9.30am: Hands mustered by the ‘ledger’.

10.30am: Performed Divine Service.

12noon: Distance run through the water 40 miles.

1.10pm: Gave General Leave to the Starboard watch till 7am.

5.00pm: Evening Quarters.

10.55pm: Drew fires in second steam cutter.


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10 November 1913

Broome

Lat -18.0, Long 122.2

4.45 Lit fires in second steam cutter.

6.00am: Employed cleaning ship.

9.00am: Employed preparing ship for coaling, landing surveying water tanks and as requisite.

1.00pm: Employed chipping and red leading ship's side, cleaning boats and as requisite.

10.25pm: Drew fires in second steam cutter.


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11 November 1913

Broome

Lat -18.0, Long 122.2

Draught of water

                   ft   in

   Forward 10    4

   Aft:         11    4

5.25am: Lit fires in second steam cutter.

6.30am: Employed preparing ship for coaling.

10.15am: S.S. ‘Paroo’ secured alongside.

10.30am: Commenced coaling.

11.00am: Employed coaling ship.

1.30pm: Employed coaling ship.

5.10pm: Finished coaling. Received 140 tons.

5.40pm: S.S. ‘Paroo’ cast off.

Draught of water

                   ft   in

   Forward 11    6

   Aft          11    9

10.30 Drew fires in second steam cutter.


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12 November 1913

Broome to Fremantle

Lat -18.2, Long 121.6

3.00am: Lit fires in Numbers 1, 3 and 4 boilers. Let fires die out in Number 2 boiler.

5.00am: Employed hoisting and turning in second steam cutter.

6.40am: Weighed.

6.45am: Proceeded. Courses as requisite. 130 revolutions.

7.00am: Employed cleaning ship.

8.00am: Streamed patent log [set at] zero.

8.23am: Gantheaume Point Light House N89E 4.4 miles. Shaped course S621/2W patent log 3.0.

9.00am: Altered course S65W.

10.30am: Employed cleaning paintwork and as requisite.

12noon: Re-set patent log [to] zero.

12noon: Distance run through the water 42 miles.

1.30pm: Watch employed scrapping [sic] and painting and cleaning ship.

4.00pm: [Evening] Quarters.

6.06pm: Sun set by compass S691/4W. Deviation 1oE.

8.47pm: Altered course S57W patent log 74.8

10.30pm: Exercised Watch close water tight doors and sea boat's crew.


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13 November 1913

Broome to Fremantle

Lat -19.7, Long 118.7

1.30am: Exercised watch close water tight doors and sea boat’s crew.

5.15am: Sun rose by compass S73'4E Deviation 11/2oE.

6.00am: Watch employed cleaning ship.

8.15am: Sighted Bedout Island Light House S9E.

8.38am: Hauled in patent log 172.2 Streamed new patent log [set to] zero.

9.0oam Divisions. Read prayers.

10.00am: Employed cleaning boats, chipping and painting, refitting awning lacings.

11.00am: Marines at small arm drill.

12noon: Reset patent log [to] zero.

12 noon Distance run through the water 200 miles.

1.03pm: Altered course S63W patent log 8.8

2.00pm: Making and mending clothes.

4.00pm: [Evening][ Quarters. Exercised collision stations.

6.24pm: Sun set by compass S693/4W. Deviation 1/2oE.

7.00pm: Sounding every 10 minutes with Kelvin [sounding machine].

8.09pm: Altered course S20E patent log 66.0

9.07pm: Depuch Island summit S14E. Altered course S15E patent log 74.6

9.24pm: Courses as requisite patent log 77.1

9.57pm: Hauled in patent log 81 8

10.05pm: Stopped.

10.07pm: Came to with Starboard anchor 3 shackles in 11 fathoms. Let fires die out in Number 1 boiler.


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14 November 1913

Broome to Fremantle

Lat -20.4, Long 117.6

[There are no midday position co-ordinates recorded in this day’s log. The position is estimated from the anchorage bearing on the summit of Depuch Island at the start of the day. This looks to be a reasonable indication of the Fantome’s position as she was only under way for around 30 minutes in the morning and the last patent log reading, taken together with the midday distance travelled figure, suggest the Fantome moved less than two miles in that time.]

4.30am: Lit fires in second steam cutter.

5.30am: Employed turning out and lowering second steam cutter.

6.29am: Weighed and proceeded. Course and speed as requisite.

6.52am: Stopped. Came to with Starboard anchor 21/2 shackles in 8 fathoms.

6.55am: Lieutenant Wilson in second steam cutter left ship on surveying duties.

9.00am: Employed cleaning and painting ship and as requisite.

11.00am: Lieutenant Wilson in second steam cuter returned. Drew Fires.

12noon: Distance run through the water 83 miles.

1.00pm: Lit fires in Number 2 boiler.

1.30pm: Employed hoisting second steam cutter, painting ship's side and as requisite.

3.06pm: Weighed.

3.10pm: Proceeded. Course as requisite 130 revolutions.

3.13pm: Streamed patent log [set to] zero.

3.28pm: Depuch Island summit S27E 12 miles. Shaped course N69W patent log 2.1

4.00pm: [Evening] Quarters.

6.26pm: Sun set by compass S71W. Deviation Nil.

9.40pm: Altered course S58W patent log 54.5

10.30pm: Exercised watch close water tight doors and sea boats crew.


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15 November 1913

Broome to Fremantle

Lat -21.3, Long 115.3

[The correction to the 7.45am: patent log reading is inferred from the two surrounding readings, both of which exceed 100 units. Bressiers Island is the modern name for Anchor Island referred to in the 3pm and 4.07pm: log entries.]

1.30am: Exercised watch close water tight doors and sea boats crew.

4.56am: Altered course S24W patent log 114.3

5.10am: Sun rose by compass S711/2E. Deviation 11/2E.

5.30am: Watch employed striking down coal.

6.00am: Altered course S30W. Patent log 123.1

6.30am: Employed cleaning ship.

7.45am: Sighted North Sandy Island S8W. Altered course S10W patent log [1]37.9

8.44am: Altered course S31W patent log 145.6

9.23am: Altered course S58W patent log 150.9

9.30am: Tested life buoy and found correct.

10.00am: Employed cleaning ship.

11.12am: Altered course S50W patent log 166.2

12noon: Re-set patent log [to] zero.

12noon: Distance run through the water 173 miles.

0.30pm: Altered course West. Patent log 4.2

1.00pm: Airlie Island Light abeam 2.2 miles.

2.25pm: Altered course S68W patent log 20.2

2.30pm: Watch employed cleaning ship.

3.00pm: Sighted Anchor [Bessieres] Island Light House S32W.

4.07pm: Anchor [Bessieres] Island Light House abeam 5.7 miles

6.00pm: Hauled in and cleaned patent log.

6.07pm: Streamed patent log [reading] 45.5

6.10pm: Sighted Vlaming Head Light S43W. Altered course S75W patent log 45.5

7.09pm: Altered course S80W patent log 53.6

9.07pm: Vlaming Head Light abeam 12.5 miles

10.22pm: Altered course S33W patent log 80.0

11.00pm: Exercised sea boat's crew and watch close water tight doors.


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16 November 1913

Broome to Fremantle

Lat -23.3, Long 113.4

1.30am: Exercised sea boats crew and watch close water tight doors.

3.58am: Altered course S8W patent log 126.5

5.35am: Sighted Port Cloates Light House S28E.

7.31am: Port Cloates Light abeam 12 miles.

9.27am: Hauled in and cleared patent log.

9.33am: Streamed [patent log] shewing 173.1

9.30am: Divisions.

10.15am: Read prayers.

12noon: Re-set patent log [to] zero.

12noon: Distance run through the water 196 miles.

5.00pm: Evening Quarters.

5.35pm: Altered course S21W. Patent log 44.9

6.51pm: Altered course S24W. Patent log 55.5

10.00pm: Exercised watch close water tight doors and sea boat’s crew.


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17 November 1913

Broome to Fremantle

Lat -26.2, Long 112.8

2.00am: Altered course S12W.

2.30am: Exercised watch close water tight doors and sea boat's crew.

5.33am: Altered course South patent log 140.5

6.00am: Watch employed un-shackling and ranging Port cable for survey.

9.00am: Employed ranging Port cable for survey, shifting derrick to after side of foremast, scraping and re-fitting.

10.10am: Altered course S23E patent log 177.5

12noon: Re-set patent log [to] zero.

12noon: Distance run through the water 192 miles.

1.00pm: Watch employed painting port cable locker, surveying port cable.

4.00pm: [Evening] Quarters.

10.00pm: Exercised watch close water tight doors and sea boat's crew.


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18 November 1913

Broome to Fremantle

Lat -29.0, Long 114.4

[Note that the survey team have been using a two patent logs while surveying in the afternoon and that the two logs do not have the same reading. This is not an unexpected result – the number of revolutions of a trailing screw is always going to be subject to error so a difference of around 1 in 20 between the results from the two logs is a respectable outcome.]

2.00am: Exercised watch close water tight doors and sea boat's crew.

5.30am: Employed cleaning ship.

9.00am: Marines at quarterly inspection.

9.30am: Employed surveying Port cable, painting skiff and as requisite.

10.55am: Sighted Moore Point Light House S76E patent log 135.3

12noon: Moore Point Light abeam 10.6 miles. Re-set patent log [to] zero.

12noon: Distance run through the water194 miles.

1.05pm: Altered course S10E patent log 8.8

2.00pm: Watch employed scraping and red leading Port chain locker.

4.00pm: [Evening] Quarters

6.41pm: Stopped. Sounded 31 fathoms.

6.44pm: Proceeded S10E, sounding every 5 miles stopping as requisite.

6.35pm: Hauled in Cherub log 54.1 (Massey log 56.8).

9.00pm: Altered course S11E.

9.30pm: Sounding every 5 miles stopping as requisite.

10.30pm: Exercised watch close water tight doors and sea boat's crew.


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19 November 1913

Broome to Fremantle

Lat -31.7, Long 115.5

1.30am: Sounding every 5 miles stopping as requisite.

2.30am: Exercised watch close water tight doors and sea boat's crew.

5.00am: Watch employed cleaning ship.

6.00am: Sounding every 5 miles stopping as requisite.

7.28am: Altered course S21E patent log 164.0.

8.30am: Sounding every 5 miles stopping as requisite.

9.00am: Employed furling awnings, rigging deep sea sounding gear and painting skiffs.

10.20am: Finished sounding.

11.00am: Increased to 140 revolutions.

12noon: Re-set patent log [to] zero.

12noon: Distance travelled through the water 195 miles.

0.10pm: Sighted Rottnest Island Light House South.

1.33pm: Rottnest Island Light House S52W 6.7 miles. Courses as requisite.

2.00pm: Hauled in patent log [showing] 21.9

2.40pm: Stopped. Pilot came aboard.

2.45pm: Proceeded as requisite.

3.15pm: Secured alongside Grain Wharf. Employed securing ship and as requisite.

3.30pm: Let fires die out in Number 2 and 4 boilers.


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20 November 1913

Freemantle

Lat -32.0, Long 115.8

Draught of water.

                   ft   in

   Forward 10    6

   Aft          11    3

5.30am: Employed preparing ship for coaling.

8.45am: Coal lighter secured alongside.

9.00am: Commenced coaling.

10.30am: Employed coaling ship.

12noon: Distance run through the water 26 miles.

1.05pm: Finished coaling. Received 87 tons.

Draught of water.

                   ft   in

   Forward 11    6

   Aft          11    8

2.00pm: Employed cleaning ship.

4.30pm: Special leave to the Port watch till 7am.

5.00pm: Let fires die out in Number 1 boiler.


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21 November 1913

Fremantle

Lat -32.0, Long 115.8

5.30am: Employed cleaning ship's side.

9.00am: Employed cleaning and painting ship's sides.

1.30pm: Employed as in forenoon.

4.30pm: Special leave to the Starboard watch till 7am.


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22 November 1913

Fremantle

Lat -32.0, Long 115.8

5.30am: Employed preparing ship for sea.

8.30am: Lit fires in Numbers 3 and 4 boilers.

9.00am: Employed cleaning ship.

10.00am: Tested life buoy and found correct.

1.30pm: Making and mending clothes.

4.55pm: Cast off from Grain Wharf. Proceeded to Number 1 buoy.

5.15pm: Secured to Number 1 buoy.

5.50pm: Evening Quarters.


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23 November 1913

Fremantle to Albany

Lat -32.2, Long 115.5

[The patent log reading recorded when the ship changed course at 10.08pm must be incorrect – see the previous reading – there is insufficient information to be sure of what has happened but it is possible that the 100s reading from the log has been missed making the true reading at this time to be 102.2 – see also total distance recorded as being run the next day.]

6.00am: Employed cleaning ship.

9.47am: Slipped from buoy. Proceeded. Course and speed as requisite for leaving harbour.

10.05am: 130 revolutions.

10.10am: Divisions. Read prayers.

11.12am: Streamed patent log [set to] zero.

11.20am: Rottnest Island Light House N30W 4.6 miles Shaped course S36W patent log 1.2

12noon: Re-set patent log to zero.

12noon: Distance run through the water 17 miles.

5.00pm: Evening Quarters.

7.28pm: Sighted Cape Naturaliste Light S10E patent log 64.6

10.03pm: Cape Naturaliste Light abeam 23 miles.

10.08pm: Altered course S1W patent log 2.2

11.00pm: Exercised sea boat's crew and watch close water tight doors.


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24 November 1913

Fremantle to Albany

Lat -34.9, Long 115.6

[The ship’s course changes at 0.35pm and 3.18pm have been changed. In both cases the original course was recorded as West of South but the ‘W’ has been overwritten with an ‘E’ in a more upright hand.]

2.00am: Exercised sea boat’s crew and watch close water tight doors.

4.10am: Sighted Cape Leeuwin Light S62E.

5.08am: Sun rose by compass S591/2E. Deviation 1/4oE.

5.22am: Cape Leeuwin abeam 20 miles patent log 49.0

5.27am: Altered course S51E patent log 49.6.

6.30am: Employed cleaning ship.

7.10am: Cape Leeuwin Light House abeam 13.5 miles patent log 65.3

9.00am: Divisions. Read prayers.

10.00am: Employed cleaning paintwork and as requisite.

12noon: Re-set patent log [to] zero.

12noon: Distance run through the water 207 miles.

0.35pm: Altered course S69E [patent log reads] 4.5

1.30pm: Employed refitting awning jackstays and painting forecastle.

3.18pm: Altered course S72E. White topped rocks abeam 1.8 miles patent log 27.1

4.30pm: Evening quarters. Read Warrants Numbers 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24 and 25. Altered course S65E.

4.57pm: Hauled in patent log [at] 41.1

5.00pm: Course and speed as requisite for swinging ship.

5.54pm: Finished swinging. Shaped course S65E 130 revolutions. Streamed patent log [reading] 41.1

7.03pm: Sun set by compass S71'4W. Deviation 1oW.

8.12pm: Altered course S71E patent log 61.8

10.00pm: Exercised sea boat's crew and watch close water tight doors.


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25 November 1913

Fremantle to Albany / Albany to Hobart

Lat -35.0, Long 118.0

2.15am: Sighted Breaksea [Island] Light N40E patent log 110.7

3.18am: Breaksea [Island] Light abeam 22 miles.

3.45am: Altered course N10E patent log 123.1

4.00am: Exercised watch close water tight doors and sea boat’s crew.

5.00am: Watch employed cleaning ship.

6.18am: Courses as requisite for entering harbour.

6.30am: Breaksea [Island] light house N8W 1.9 miles patent log 145.1

7.00am: Hauled in patent log [reading] 151.5

7.30am: Stopped. Came to with Starboard anchor 11/2 shackles in 3 fathoms.

9.00am: Employed painting ship.

11.30am: Weighed and proceeded. Course and speed as requisite.

11.45am: 130 revolutions.

12noon: Distance travelled through the water 155 miles.

0.46pm: Breaksea Island Light House N25W 1.7 miles. Shaped course S65E. Streamed patent log [set to] zero.

2.00pm: Watch employed rigging deep sea sounding gear and painting ship.

4.00pm: [Evening] Quarters.

10.00pm: Exercised sea boat's crew and watch close water tight doors.


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26 November 1913

Albany to Hobart

Lat -36.1, Long 121.4

[Here we can see why the Fantome used Kelvin sounding machines. The10am sounding of 2928 fathoms corresponds to around 31/3 miles. That is a very long length of steel wire so the Fantome was probably equipped with at least one motorised sounding machine.

Another factor that must be significant in making such a deep sounding is the weather. The period required for this sounding appears to have been around 21/2 hours as the Fantome stopped her engines at 10am, drifts while the work is completed, before proceeding at 12:25pm. During this period, she would have remained still in the water allowing the lead to fall in as near a vertical line as possible to place minimal lateral forces on the wire. Her log shows that at this time the sea was calm, there was slight wind from WSW so this must have felt like a rather pleasant day, chilly but not cold. These were probably near ideal conditions for this task.]

1.30am: Exercised watch close water tight doors and sea boat’s crew.

3.05am: Put clocks on 19 minutes.

6.00am: Watch employed cleaning ship.

9.00am: Divisions. Read prayers.

10.00am: Stopped. Hauled in patent log [showing] 180.0. Sounded 2928 fathoms.

10.30am: employed sounding, refitting boat’s gear and painting inboard.

12noon: Distance run through the water 187 miles.

0.25pm: Proceeded S66E 130 revolutions. Streamed patent log [set to] zero.

1.30pm: Watch employed about sounding machine, painting, and refitting boat's gear and as requisite.

4.30pm: [Evening] Quarters.

5.00pm: Watch employed transferring wire from sounding machine.

10.00pm: Exercised watch close water tight doors and sea boat's crew.


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27 November 1913

Albany to Hobart

Lat -37.3, Long 125.3

[Another day when the weather conditions were well suited to taking another deep sounding. Not quite as deep as the previous day but still around 3 miles.]

1.30am: Exercised watch close water tight doors and sea boat's crew.

2.00am: Put clocks on 13 minutes.

6.00am: Watch employed cleaning ship.

9.55am: Hauled in patent log 91.0

10.00am: Stopped. Sounded 2840 fathoms.

10.30am: Employed painting boat's davits and sounding. Marines at small arm drill.

11.20am: Proceeded S66E 130 revs. Streamed patent log 91.7

12noon: Re-set patent log [to] zero.

12noon: Distance travelled through the water 197 miles.

0.35pm: Altered course S68E patent log 5.4

2.00pm: Watch employed painting, refitting sounding gear, painting inside of sailing cutter.

4.00pm: [Evening] Quarters. Exercised “fire stations”.

4.50pm: Entered fog bank.

5.17pm: Cleared fog bank.

6.20pm: Entered fog bank.

6.55pm: Cleared fog bank.

9.30pm: Exercised watch close water tight doors and sea boat's crew.


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28 November 1913

Albany to Hobart

Lat -38.5, Long 129.3

[The deepest sounding yet – 3101 fathoms that’s 31/2 miles – and it only takes an hour to make the sounding. Are the crew becoming more expert at taking these deep measurements? The wind is a little higher today, around force 3 all morning and the Fantome sets one of her sails. This is something that the crew does not do very often. Could these activities be what would be described today as ‘continuing professional development’ for the crew?]

1.30am: Exercised watch close water tight doors and sea boat's crew.

3.30am: Put clocks on 17 minutes.

5.30am: Watch employed cleaning ship.

7.10am: Set fore stay sail.

9.00am: Divisions. Read prayers.

9.45am: Furled fore stay sail.

9.55am: Hauled in patent log 193.8

10.00am: Stopped. Sounded 3101 fathoms.

10.30am: Employed sounding, refitting and painting.

11.07am: Proceeded S68E [at] 130 revolutions. Streamed patent log 194.0

11.15am: Set fore staysail.

12noon: Re-set patent log [to] zero.

12noon: Distance travelled through the water 201 miles.

0.50pm: Altered course S71E patent log 7.7

1.30pm: Watch employed painting ship and refitting.

4.30pm: [Evening] Quarters.

8.10pm: Took in fore staysail.

10.30pm: Exercised watch close water tight doors and sea boat's crew.


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29 November 1913

Albany to Hobart

Lat -39.5, Long 133.2

1.30am: Exercised sea boat's crew and watch close water tight doors.

3.20am: Put clocks on 16 minutes.

5.50am: Set fore staysail.

6.30am: Watch employed cleaning ship.

9.00am: Employed cleaning ship.

10.00am: Tested life buoy and found correct.

12noon: Re-set patent log [to] zero.

12noon: Distance travelled through the water 207 miles.

1.12pm: Altered course S75E patent log 10.3

2.00pm: Altered course S71E.

2.40pm: Took in fore staysail.

3.00pm: Making and mending clothes.

5.00pm: Evening Quarters.

10.00pm: Exercised watch close water tight doors and sea boat's crew.


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30 November 1913

Albany to Hobart

Lat -40.7, Long 137.0

1.30am: Exercised watch close water tight doors and sea boat's crew.

3.05am: Put clocks on 15 minutes.

5.30am: Watch employed cleaning ship.

9.30am: Divisions.

9.45am: Read prayers.

10.25am: Hauled in patent log 191.8.

10.30am: Stopped. Sounded 2807 fathoms.

12noon: Distance run through the water 192 miles.

1.13pm: Proceeded S72E [at] 130 revolutions. Streamed patent log [set to] zero.

5.00pm: Evening quarters.

9.30pm: Exercised watch close water tight doors and sea boat's crew.



LOGS FOR DECEMBER 1913


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1 December 1913

Fremantle to Hobart

Lat -42.0, Long 140.9

1.10am: Set fore staysail.

1.30am: Exercised watch close water tight doors and sea boat’s crew.

2.00am: Put clocks on 15 minutes.

6.00am: Watch employed cleaning ship.

9.30am: Employed painting boats, unrigging sounding gear and re-fitting.

12noon: Reset patent log [to] zero.

12noon: Distance run through the water 195 miles.

0.30pm: Lit fires in Number 2 Boiler.

0.40pm: Increased to 140 revolutions.

0.47pm: Altered course S75E patent log 6.7

1.20pm: Increased to 145 revolutions.

1.30pm: Paid monthly advance to ship's company.

2.00pm: Watch employed cleaning ship, painting and as requisite.

4.00pm: [Evening] Quarters. Mustered at Abandon ship stations.

5.20pm: Took in fore staysail.

7.00pm: Increased to 150 revolutions.

9.30pm: Exercised watch close water tight doors and sea boat's crew.


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2 December 1913

Fremantle to Hobart

Lat -43.3, Long 145.1

[Maatsuyker Island light house is the most southerly of Australia’s light houses. The light house is set at the top of a high cliff resulting in the lantern being higher above sea level than is usual, thereby extending the distance over which it can be seen.]

1.30am: Exercised watch close water tight doors and sea boat’s crew.

3.10am: Put clocks on 16 minutes.

5.30am: Watch employed cleaning ship.

8.45am: Set fore staysail.

9.00am: Divisions. Read Prayers.

9.30am: Read Articles of War and Court martial returns.

10.30am: Employed refitting, painting and as requisite.

11.00am Marines at signal exercise.

12noon: Re-set patent log [to] zero.

12noon: Distance travelled through the water 220 miles.

0.25pm: Sighted land N60E.

1.10pm: Took in fore staysail.

3.00pm: Altered course S69E.

3.25pm: Altered course S62E patent log 34.9

3.30pm: Sighted Maatsuyker Island Light House S77E. Employed painting and refitting.

4.00pm: [Evening] Quarters. Altered course S71E.

5.10pm: Maatsuyker [Island] Light House abeam 2 miles. Altered course N80E patent log 52.7

5.30pm: Let fires die out in Number 1 boiler.

6.00pm: Reduced to 130 revolutions.

7.47pm: Sighted Cape Bruny Light N41E.

7.56pm: Altered course N69E patent log 77.2

9.50pm: Cape Bruny Light abeam 12.9 miles.

10.00pm: Exercised sea boat’s crew and watch close water tight doors.

11.09pm: Altered course N10E patent log 104.7

11.45pm: Altered course N5W patent log 110.5

12midnight Reduced to 100 revolutions.


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3 December 1913

Hobart

Lat -42.9, Long 147.3

0.30am: Sighted Tasman Light N47E.

2.00am: Sighted Iron Pot [Island] Light N32W.

2.12am: Altered course N40W patent log 127.6

2.30am: Exercised watch close water tight doors and sea boat's crew.

3.20am: Put clocks on 9 minutes.

3.40am: Altered course N50W patent log 136.2

3.50am: Increased to 130 revolutions.

4.20am: Iron Pot [Island] Light N27E 0.9 miles. Courses as requisite for entering harbour. Hauled in patent log [reading] 141.8

5.43am: Let go Port anchor.

5.45am: Let go Starboard anchor. Moored ship 3 on each in 91/2 fathoms.

6.00am: Found in harbour H.M.A.S. ‘Melbourne’. Let fires die out in Numbers 3 and 4 boilers.

7.30am: Employed unrigging sea boats and cleaning ship.

9.00am: Employed replacing steam boat's boilers and cleaning ship.

11.45am: H.M.A.S. ‘Melbourne’ proceeded.

12noon: Distance run through the water 147 miles.

1.30pm: Employed shifting fore derrick, cleaning paintwork and as requisite.

4.00pm: [Evening] Quarters.

4.30pm: Gave leave to the Starboard watch till 6.45 am.


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4 December 1913

Hobart

Lat -42.9, Long 147.3

9.30am: Employed cleaning down aloft, painting and hauling up boats on slip.

1.00pm: Employed cleaning down aloft, and "end for ending" first whaler's falls.

4.00pm: [Evening] Quarters.

4.30pm: Gave leave to the Port watch till 6.45 am


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5 December 1913

Hobart

Lat -42.9, Long 147.3

9.00am: Employed cleaning down aloft, scrubbing small gear and as requisite.

1.00pm: Employed painting down aloft and cleaning ship.

4.00pm: [Evening] Quarters.

4.30pm: Gave leave to the Starboard watch till 10pm.


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6 December 1913

Hobart

Lat -42.9, Long 147.3

9.00am: Employed cleaning ship throughout.

0.30pm: Gave leave to the Port Watch till 6.45am Monday.

2.00pm: Make and mend clothes.

5.00pm: Evening Quarters.


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7 December 1913

Hobart

Lat -42.9, Long 147.3

9.30am: Divisions.

10.30am: Landed Church of England church party.

0.10pm: Church party returned.


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8 December 1913

Hobart

Lat -42.9, Long 147.3

9.00am: Employed painting ship’s side.

1.00pm: Employed painting, scraping down aloft and scrubbing canvass gear.

4.00pm: [Evening] Quarters.

4.30pm: Gave leave to the Starboard watch from 4.30pm to 6.45 am.


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9 December 1913

Hobart

Lat -42.9, Long 147.3

9.00am: Employed painting down ship aloft and ship’s side.

1.00pm: Employed painting ship’s side.

4.30pm: Gave leave to the Port Watch till 6.45am.


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10 December 1913

Hobart

Lat -42.9, Long 147.3

9.00am: Employed painting ship’s side.

1.00pm: Employed cleaning fore hold and painting steam cutters.

4.00pm: [Evening] Quarters.

4.30pm: Leave to the starboard watch till 6.45 am.


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11 December 1913

Hobart

Lat -42.9, Long 147.3

6.00am: Employed clearing holds and cleaning ship.

9.00am: Employed provisioning ship and painting on upper deck.

1.00pm: Employed as in forenoon.

4.00pm: Gave leave to the Port Watch from 4.30pm: to 6.45 am.

5.00pm: Watch employed stowing holds.


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12 December 1913

Hobart

Lat -42.9, Long 147.3

[This page was originally dated “12th day of November” then corrected, in another hand, to read December.]

9.00am: Employed painting on Upper Deck and painting steam cutters.

1.00pm: Employed as in forenoon.

4.00pm: [Evening] Quarters.

4.30pm: Gave leave to the Port Watch till 10pm.


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13 December 1913

Hobart

Lat -42.9, Long 147.3

7.30am: Exercised “Fire stations”.

9.00am: Employed cleaning ship throughout.

10.00am: Tested life buoy and found correct.

0.30pm: Gave leave to the Starboard watch till 6.45 am on the 17th.

2.00pm: Making and mending clothes.

5.00pm: [Evening] Quarters.


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14 December 1913

Hobart

Lat -42.9, Long 147.3

9.30am: Divisions.

10.00am: Read prayers.

5.00pm: [Evening] Quarters.


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15 December 1913

Hobart

Lat -42.9, Long 147.3

6.00am: Employed scrubbing quarter deck awning.

9.00am: Employed painting, refitting and as requisite.

1.00pm: Employed as in forenoon.


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16 December 1913

Hobart

Lat -42.9, Long 147.3

9.30am: Employed painting and as requisite.

1.00pm: Employed as in forenoon.

2.00pm: Discharged one Able Bodied Seaman, one Stoker, and one Officer's Steward second class to hospital.


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17 December 1913

Hobart

Lat -42.9, Long 147.3

9.00am: Employed transporting stores from shore, painting and as requisite.

1.00pm: Employed striking down stores and as requisite.

4.30pm: Special leave to the Starboard watch till 6.45 am.


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18 December 1913

Hobart

Lat -42.9, Long 147.3

9.00am: Read Warrant Number 26. Discharged one Able Bodied Seaman to Civil Prison Hobart.

9.30am: Employed cleaning ship, painting, landing surveying instruments and as requisite.

10.30am: H.M.A.S. 'Melbourne' arrived.

0.30pm: Gave leave to the Port watch from 1.30pm: to 6.45am: on 22nd.

2.00pm: Employed painting and as requisite.


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19 December 1913

Hobart

Lat -42.9, Long 147.3

9.00am: Employed painting, scraping masts and as requisite.

1.00pm: Employed as in forenoon.


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20 December 1913

Hobart

Lat -42.9, Long 147.3

[The group of Australian warships that assembled in Hobart on this day were involved in Royal Australian Navy (RAN) operations in support of the British war efforts in 1914. H.M.A.S. Australia suffered an unhappy end to her career as the flagship of the RAN after her crew mutinied in 1919. This was effectively concurrent with the mutiny aboard the British gunboat HMS Cicala in Northern Russia. HMS Sealark is of interest because she is another Royal Navy schooner conducting survey work around Australia at this time. This link will take you to the Sealark’s 1914 log.]

9.00am: Employed cleaning ship and cleaning dressing clothes.

10.00am: Tested life buoy and found correct.

10.05am: H.M.A.S. 'Melbourne' proceeded.

1.00pm: Making and mending clothes.

3.20pm: H.M.A. Ships Australia (flag), Melbourne, Sydney, Parramatta and Warrego arrived.

8.10pm: H.M.S. 'Sealark' arrived.


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21 December 1913

Hobart

Lat -42.9, Long 147.3

8.45am: Landed Roman Catholic church party.

9.30am: Divisions.

10.30am: Landed Church of England church party.

11.30am: Church parties returned.


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22 December 1913

Hobart

Lat -42.9, Long 147.3

9.00am: Employed painting and as requisite.

1.00pm: Employed painting and cleaning ship's side.

4.30pm: Gave leave to the Starboard watch till 6.45am.


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23 December 1913

Hobart

Lat -42.9, Long 147.3

9.30am: Employed painting, scraping pilot house and cleaning ship's side.

1.30pm: Employed as in forenoon.

4.00pm: Gave leave to the Port watch till 6.45am.

4.30pm: One Officer's Steward second class re-joined ship from hospital.


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24 December 1913

Hobart

Lat -42.9, Long 147.3

9.00am: Employed painting, scraping pilot house and as requisite.

10.20am: Discharged one Able Bodied Seaman to hospital.

1.00pm: Making and mending clothes.

2.00pm: One stoker re-joined ship from hospital.

4.30pm: Gave leave to the Starboard watch till 6.45am.


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25 December 1913

Hobart

Lat -42.9, Long 147.3

[It is Christmas Day but a skeleton crew have to remain on duty in the afternoon.]

8.45am: Landed Roman Catholic Church party.

10.50am: Read prayers.

11.00am: Roman Catholic Church party returned.

0.30pm: Gave leave to the Port watch till 6.45am: Saturday. Leave to part of the Starboard watch till 6.45am.


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26 December 1913

Hobart

Lat -42.9, Long 147.3

9.00am: Divisions. Read prayers.

9.30am: Employed scraping pilot house, painting on upper deck and as requisite.

1.00pm: Making and mending clothes.

5.00pm: Evening quarters.


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27 December 1913

Hobart

Lat -42.9, Long 147.3

9.00am: Employed cleaning ship throughout.

10.00am: Tested life buoy and found correct.

0.30pm: Gave leave to the Starboard watch till 6.45am: Monday.

2.00pm: Making and mending clothes.


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28 December 1913

Hobart

Lat -42.9, Long 147.3

8.45am: Landed Roman Catholic church party.

10.00am: Divisions.

10.30am: Landed Church of England church party.

11.00am: Discharged Lieutenant T. G. Comber to shore for passage to England.

12noon: Church parties returned.


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29 December 1913

Hobart

Lat -42.9, Long 147.3

9.00am: Employed scraping pilot house, chipping band round foremast and as requisite.

1.00pm: Employed as in forenoon.

2.30pm: H.M.A. ships 'Parramatta' and 'Warrego' sailed.

4.30pm: Gave leave to the Port watch till 6.45am.

5.00pm: Evening quarters.


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30 December 1913

Hobart

Lat -42.9, Long 147.3

7.00am: Two Able Bodied Seamen re-joined ship from hospital.

9.00am: Divisions. Read prayers.

9.30am: Employed scraping pilot house, masts, galley and as requisite.

1.00pm: Employed as in forenoon.

4.30pm: Gave leave to the Starboard watch till 6.45am.


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31 December 1913

Hobart

Lat -42.9, Long 147.3

9.00am: Employed scraping pilot house, cleaning on upper deck and as requisite.

1.00pm: Employed receiving dressing lines and preparing for dressing ship, scraping and cleaning waterways and as requisite.

4.30pm: Gave leave to the Port watch till 6.45am.



LOGS FOR JANUARY 1914


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1 January 1914

Hobart

Lat -42.9, Long 147.3

8.00am: Dressed ship overall rainbow fashion.

9.00am: Employed painting Captain's galley, scraping and red leading waterways and as requisite.

11.00am: H.M.A.S. ‘Encounter’ arrived.

0.30pm: Gave leave to the Starboard watch till 6.45am Saturday.

1.30pm: Paid quarterly settlement to ship’s company.

2.30pm: Making and mending clothes.

5.00pm: Evening quarters.

7.45pm: Undressed ship.


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2 January 1914

Hobart

Lat -42.9, Long 147.3

9.00am: Employed painting Captain's galley, chipping and red leading waterways and as requisite.

1.00pm: Employed as in forenoon.

4.45pm: H.M.A.S. 'Warrego' and 'Parramatta' arrived.


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3 January 1914

Hobart

Lat -42.9, Long 147.3

7.30am: Exercised fire quarters.

9.00am: Employed cleaning ship throughout.

10.00am: Tested life buoy and found correct.

0.30pm: Gave leave to the Port watch till 6.45am on Monday.

2.00pm: Making and mending clothes.


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4 January 1914

Hobart

Lat -42.9, Long 147.3

8.45am: Landed Roman Catholic church party.

9.30am: Divisions.

10.30am: Landed Church of England church party.

12noon: Church parties returned.

5.00pm: Evening quarters.

5.40pm: Discharged one Lance Corporal Royal Marine Light Infantry to H.M.A.S. ‘Melbourne’.


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5 January 1914

Hobart

Lat -42.9, Long 147.3

7.40am: H.M.A. Ships ‘Australia’ (flag), 'Melbourne', 'Sydney', 'Warrego', and 'Parramatta' sailed.

9.00am: Employed scrubbing coaling screens, scraping pilot house and as requisite.

1.00pm: Employed chipping and red leading waterways, painting Captain's galley and as requisite.

4.30pm: Gave leave to the Starboard watch till 6.45am.

4.50pm: H.M.A.S. ‘Warrego’ arrived.


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6 January 1914

Hobart

Lat -42.9, Long 147.3

8.20am: H.M.A.S. 'Warrego' sailed.

9.30am: Employed fitting new second whalers falls, cleaning pilot house, varnishing hand wheel and as requisite.

1.00pm: Employed fitting new first whalers falls and as in forenoon.

4.30pm: Gave leave to the Port watch till 6.45am.


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7 January 1914

Hobart

Lat -42.9, Long 147.3

4.30am: Lit fires in first steam cutter.

6.00am: Employed turning out and lowering first steam cutter.

9.00am: H.M.A.S. 'Parramatta' arrived.

9.30am: Employed painting boat's falls, oiling over boat's jackstays, varnishing wheel and as requisite

1.00pm: Employed as in forenoon.

3.00pm: H.M.A.S. 'Parramatta' sailed.

4.30pm: Gave leave to the Starboard watch till 6.45am.

8.40pm: Drew fires in first steam cutter


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8 January 1914

Hobart

Lat -42.9, Long 147.3

4.45am: Lit fires in first steam cutter.

9.00am: Employed painting galley, cleaning out sailing cutter and as requisite.

1.00pm: Employed painting galley, cleaning paintwork on upper deck and as requisite.

3.10pm: H.M.A.S. 'Parramatta' arrived.

4.00pm: Gave leave to Port watch till 6.45am.

4.15pm: HMA Ships Australia (flag), Melbourne, Sydney and Warrego arrived.

6.50pm: Sub-Lieutenant J. P. Carey joined ship.


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9 January 1914

Hobart

Lat -42.9, Long 147.3

0.30am: Drew fires in first steam cutter.

4.45am: Lit fires in first steam cutter.

9.00am: Employed cleaning out boats, scrubbing canvass gear and as requisite.

1.30pm: Employed as in forenoon.

4.30pm: Gave leave to the Port watch till 6.45am.

10.25pm: Drew fires in first steam cutter.


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10 January 1914

Hobart

Lat -42.9, Long 147.3

4.45am: Lit fires in first steam cutter.

7.15am: Exercised ‘Fire quarters’.

9.00am: Employed cleaning ship throughout.

10.00am: Tested life buoy and found correct.

1.00pm: Gave leave to Starboard watch till 6.45am.

2.00pm: Making and mending clothes.

6.00pm: Drew fires in first steam cutter.


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11 January 1914

Hobart

Lat -42.9, Long 147.3

4.45am: Lit fires in first steam cutter.

8.45am: Landed Roman Catholic church party.

10.00am: Divisions.

10.30am: Landed Church of England church party.

11.55am: Church parties returned.

4.30pm: Sent first steam cutter to HMS 'Sealark' for surveying duties.


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12 January 1914

Hobart

Lat -42.9, Long 147.3

Lost overboard by accident: -

   Clutch boat's gunmetal Pattern Number 736 one in number

   Painter's brush size 4/0 Pattern Number 4 one in number

   Pattern 104 socket for lantern Pattern Number 56 one in number

   Pattern 117 Tube candle complete for lantern one in number.

7.00am: Landed Range party.

9.10am: H.M.A.S. 'Parramatta' sailed.

10.15am: H.M.A. ships Australia(flag), Melbourne, Sydney and Encounter sailed.

11.25am: H.M.A.S. 'Warrego' sailed.

1.00pm: Employed cleaning paintwork on upper deck and painting first skiff.

4.00pm: Gave leave to the Port watch till 6.45am.

4.50pm: Range party returned.


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13 January 1914

Hobart

Lat -42.9, Long 147.3

7.00am Landed range party.

9.00am: Employed cleaning out sailing cutter and as requisite.

1.30pm: Employed as in forenoon.

3.30pm: Range party returned.

4.00pm: Gave leave to the Starboard watch till 6.45am.


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14 January 1914

Hobart

Lat -42.9, Long 147.3

7.00am: Landed Range party.

8.35am: One Able Bodied Seaman re-joined ship from Hobart Civil Prison.

9.30am: Employed painting second skiff and cleaning magazine.

11.20am: H.M.A.S. 'Parramatta' arrived.

1.00pm: Employed cleaning paintwork and as requisite.

2.30pm: H.M.A.S. 'Parramatta' proceeded.

4.00pm: Gave leave to the Port watch till 6.45am.

4.30 Range party returned.


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15 January 1914

Hobart

Lat -42.9, Long 147.3

7.00am: Landed Range party.

9.00am: Employed fitting new guys to cat davits and fitting boat ropes.

1.00pm: Employed as in forenoon.

1.30pm: Took over steam whaler lent from HMS 'Sealark'.

3.50pm: Range party returned.

4.00pm: Gave leave to the Starboard watch till 6.45am.

4.30pm: H.M.A.S. ‘Sydney’ arrived.

6.15pm: Drew fires in steam whaler.


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16 January 1914

Hobart

Lat -42.9, Long 147.3

4.15am: Lit fires in steam whaler.

7.00am: Landed range party.

9.45am: H.M.A.S. ‘Sydney’ proceeded.

10.00am: Employed scrubbing small gear, cleaning ship and as requisite.

1.00pm: Employed as in forenoon.

2.55pm: Range party returned.

4.00pm: Gave leave to the Starboard watch till 10pm.

10.30pm: Drew fires in steam whaler.


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17 January 1914

Hobart

Lat -42.9, Long 147.3

4.15am: Lit fires in steam whaler.

9.00am: Employed cleaning ship throughout.

10.00am: Tested life buoy and found correct.

11.30am: Drew fires in steam whaler.

0.55pm: H.M.A.S. ‘Parramatta’ arrived.

1.00pm: Gave leave to the Port watch till 6.45am Monday.

2.30pm: Making and mending clothes.


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18 January 1914

Hobart

Lat -42.9, Long 147.3

8.45am: Landed Roman Catholic church party.

9.30am: Divisions.

9.50am: Discharged Frederick Hendy, ship's corporal to hospital.

10.20am: Landed Church of England church party.

12noon: Church parties returned.

1.55pm: First steam cutter returned from HMS ‘Sealark’. Drew fires.

4.15pm: H.M.A.S. ‘Parramatta’ sailed.


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19 January 1914

Hobart

Lat -42.9, Long 147.3

4.45am: Lit fires in first steam cutter.

9.10am: Returned steam whaler to HMS ‘Sealark’.

9.30am: Employed cleaning paintwork, painting ropes and as requisite.

1.00pm: Employed cleaning boats and as requisite.

4.30pm: Gave leave to the Starboard watch till 6.45am.


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20 January 1914

Hobart

Lat -42.9, Long 147.3

0.30am: Drew fires in first steam cutter.

Lost overboard by accident: Brushes paint size 4/0 Pattern Number 4, 2 in number; Kettle paint Pattern Number 18, one in number.

4.45am: Lit fires in first steam cutter.

9.00am: Employed cleaning boats and as requisite.

10.40am: H.M.A.S. Sydney arrived.

1.00pm: Employed cleaning paintwork on upper deck and as requisite.

3.40pm: Read Warrant Number 27.

4.00pm: Gave leave to the Port watch till 6.45am.

4.45pm: H.M.A. Ships ‘Australia’ (flag), ‘Melbourne’, ‘Encounter’, ‘Parramatta’ and ‘Warrego’ arrived.

9.30pm: Drew fires in first steam cutter.


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21 January 1914

Hobart

Lat -42.9, Long 147.3

4.45am: Lit fires in first steam cutter.

9.00am: Employed scrubbing griping spars, small gear on upper deck and as requisite.

0.30pm: Gave leave to the Starboard watch till 6.45am.

2.00pm: Making and mending clothes.

9.20pm: Drew fires in first steam cutter.


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22 January 1914

Hobart

Lat -42.9, Long 147.3

4.30 Lit fires in first steam cutter

9.00am: Employed preparing ship for coaling and as requisite.

10.30am: H.M.A.S. ‘Warrego’ sailed.

11.50am: Lit fires in Number 2 boiler.

1.00pm: Employed as in forenoon.

4.00pm: Gave leave to the Port watch till 10.30pm.

8.20pm: H.M.A.S. ‘Yarra’ arrived.


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23 January 1914

Hobart

Lat -42.9, Long 147.3

0.50am: Drew fires in first steam cutter.

4.30am: Lit fires in first steam cutter.

Draught of water.

                  ft    in

   Forward   9    8

   Aft          10    0

7.00am: Coal lighter secured alongside.

7.25am: Commenced coaling.

9.00am: Employed coaling ship.

11.50am: H.M.A.S. ’Warrego’ arrived.

1.00pm: Employed coaling ship.

5.00pm: Employed coaling ship.

8.00pm: Finished coaling. Received 155 tons.

8.10pm: Coal lighter cast off.

Draught of water.

                  ft    in

   Forward 10    6

   Aft          11    6

9.30pm: Gave leave to the Port watch till 6.45am.

9.50pm: Drew fires in first steam cutter.


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24 January 1914

Hobart

Lat -42.9, Long 147.3

4.50am: Lit fires in first steam cutter.

8.45am: Exercised ‘Fire Quarters’.

9.30am: Employed cleaning ship throughout.

10.00am: Let fires die out in Number 2 boiler. Tested life buoy and found correct.

10.15am: Discharged ship's steward to hospital.

0.30pm: Gave leave to the Starboard watch till 6.45am: Monday.

1.00pm: Discharged one Private, Royal Marine Light Infantry to hospital.

2.30pm: Making and mending clothes.

8.10pm: Drew fires in first steam cutter.


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25 January 1914

Hobart

Lat -42.9, Long 147.3

4.45am: Lit fires in first steam cutter.

8.45am: Landed Roman Catholic Church party.

10.00am: Divisions.

10.30am: Landed Church of England church party.

12noon: Church parties returned.

7.35pm: Drew fires in first steam cutter.


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26 January 1914

Hobart

Lat -42.9, Long 147.3

4.45am: Lit fires in first steam cutter.

8.00am: Dressed ship overall.

9.00am: Employed cleaning ship's sides, transporting surveying instruments and target gear from shore.

11.40am: Ship's corporal re-joined ship from hospital.

1.00pm: Employed cleaning ship's side and as requisite.

4.00pm: Gave leave to the Port watch till 6.45am.

7.45pm: Undressed ship.

8.30pm: Drew fires in first steam cutter.


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27 January 1914

Hobart

Lat -42.9, Long 147.3

4.45am: Lit fires in first steam cutter.

8.00am: Dressed ship overall.

9.00am: Employed preparing ship for sea and as requisite.

0.40pm: One private Royal Marine Light Infantry re-joined ship from hospital.

1.30pm: Gave leave to the Starboard watch till 6.45am.

2.30pm: Making and mending clothes.

7.45pm: Undressed ship.

8.40pm: Drew fires in first steam cutter.


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28 January 1914

Hobart

Lat -42.9, Long 147.3

4.45am: Lit fires in first steam cutter.

9.30am: Lit fires in Numbers 1, 2 and 3 boilers. Employed hoisting boats and preparing ship for sea.

0.40pm: Unmoored ship, weighed Starboard anchor.

1.45pm: Hoisted and drew fires in first steam cutter.

2.10pm: Weighed Port anchor. Proceeded course as requisite for leaving harbour 130 revolutions.

3.35pm: Streamed patent log [set to] zero.

3.46pm: Iron Pot [Island] Light N5W 1.3 miles shaped course S55E patent log 1.3. Employed as requisite.

4.00pm: [Evening] Quarters.

6.25pm: Altered course S82E patent log 23.8

7.30pm: Altered course N57E patent log 32.1

8.28pm: Altered course N12E patent log 40.7

10.30pm: Exercised watch close water tight doors and sea boat's crew.


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29 January 1914

Hobart to Forth River

Lat -41.3, Long 148.7

1.30am: Exercised sea boat’s crew and watch close water tight doors.

4.52am: Altered course N17W patent log 101.3

6.30am: Employed cleaning ship.

9.00am: Divisions. Read Prayers.

9.30am: Employed re-sewing ridge ropes, cleaning paint work and over hauling boat's gear.

12noon: Re-set patent log [to] zero.

12noon: Distance run through the water 167’.

1.13pm: Sighted Eddystone Light House N75W.

2.00pm: Employed cleaning paintwork and as requisite.

4.07pm: Altered course N80W patent log 29.8

4.25pm: Reduced to 110 revolutions.

5.14pm: Altered course N20W patent log 34.1

5.21pm: Altered course S85W patent log 34.7

5.30pm: Sounding every 1/4 hour with Kelvin [sounding machine].

7.00pm: Sounding every 1/4 hour with Kelvin [sounding machine].

9.05pm: Sighted Swan Island Light S60 W patent log 45.2

9.42pm: Swan Island Light abeam 2.8 miles.

9.54pm: Altered course N80W patent log [reading] 52.7

10.30pm: Sounding every 1/4 hour with Kelvin [sounding machine].

11.30pm: Exercised watch close water tight doors and sea boat's crew.


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30 January 1914

Hobart to Forth River

Lat -41.0, Long 146.7

0.05am: Sighted Goose Island Light N20W.

1.30am: Sounding every 1/4 hour with Kelvin [sounding machine].

2.30am: Exercised watch close water tight doors and sea boat’s crew.

3.00am: [Altered course] S55W.

6.15am: Sighted land S10W.

6.23am: Altered course S29W patent log 89.4

6.30am: Employed scrubbing canvass gear and cleaning ship.

9.00am: Divisions. Read prayers.

9.32am: Altered course S58W patent log 110.5. Sighted Low Head Light House S31W.

10.00am: Employed refitting and cleaning ship.

11.25am: Increased to 130 revolutions.

11.34am: Low Head Light House abeam 6 miles.

12noon: Reset patent log [to] zero.

12noon: Distance run through the water 128 miles.

0.30pm: Lit fires in first steam cutter.

1.23pm: Altered course S45W patent log 10.6

2.20pm: Hauled in patent log shewing 17.9 [Sighted] Mersey River Light House S67E 2 miles. Courses as requisite.

2.23pm: Eased to 100 revolutions.

2.43pm: Slow speed.

2.47pm: Stopped. Came to with Port anchor 3 shackles in 12 fathoms.

3.10pm: Lowered first steam cutter. Lieutenant Wilson left ship on surveying duties.

4.00pm: [Evening] Quarters. Read warrants Numbers 28 and 29.

4.15pm: Lieutenant Wilson returned.

4.30pm: Lieutenant Buckland in first steam cutter left ship on surveying duties.

6.30pm: Lieutenant Buckland returned. Drew fires in and hoisted first steam cutter.


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31 January 1914

Forth River

Lat -41.1, Long 146.2

[The position estimated from the anchorage bearings from previous day.]

4.20am: Lit fires in first steam cutter.

5.05am: Lit fires in second steam cutter.

5.30am: Employed turning out and lowering steam cutters.

6.15am: Lieutenant Buckland in first steam cutter left ship on surveying duties.

7.00am: Lieutenant Viney in second steam cutter left ship for Devonport.

8.00am: Lieutenant Buckland returned.

8.20am: Lieutenant Nicole in first steam cutter left ship on surveying duties. Tested life buoy and found correct. Employed cleaning ship.

11.10am: Lieutenant Viney in second steam cutter returned. Drew fires in and hoisted same.

11.15am: Lieutenant Nicolle returned. Lieutenant Viney in first steam cutter left ship on surveying duties.

11.45am: Paid monthly advance to ships company.

1.20pm: Lieutenant Viney returned. Lieutenant Rice in first steam cutter left ship on surveying duties.

1.30pm: Making and mending clothes.

2.40pm: Weighed and proceeded. Course and speed as requisite for hoisting steam cutter.

2.50pm: Proceeded slow speed. Drew fires in first steam cutter.

3.00pm: Shaped course N17E.

3.10pm: Increased to 130 revolutions.

3.24pm: Streamed patent log [set to] zero.

4.00pm: [Evening] Quarters.

10.00pm: Exercised watch close water tight doors and sea boat’s crew.



LOGS FOR FEBRUARY 1914


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1 February 1914

Forth River to Sydney

Lat -38.7, Long 148.6

1.00am: Altered course N10E.

1.28am: Sighted Deal Island Light N12E.

2.00am: Exercised sea boat’s crew and watch close water tight doors.

2.50am: Altered course N35E. patent log 95.7

3.47pm: Deal Island Light abeam 3 miles.

3.55am: Altered course N40E. patent log 104.3

5.30am: Employed cleaning ship.

9.30am: Divisions. Read prayers.

11.10am: Hauled in and cleaned patent log.

12noon: Re-set patent log [to] zero.

12noon: Distance run through the water 179 miles.

5.00pm: [Evening] Quarters.

8.30pm: Sighted Galo Island Light N12E. Patent log 70.3

10.32pm: Galo Island Light abeam 8.5 miles.

10.36pm: Altered course N3E patent log 87.9

11.00pm: Exercised sea boat’s crew and watch close water tight doors.

11.17pm: Sighted Green Cape Light N12W.


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2 February 1914

Forth River to Sydney

Lat -35.8, Long 150.6

[NB ‘Perpendicular Point Light House’ is now listed as ‘Point Perpendicular light house’ although it was replaced in 1993 by a modern lattice-style mast. See the New South Wales index of www.Lighthouses.org.au and follow the link from there for more information on the interesting history of this light house.]

1.10am: Green Cape Light abeam 4.6 miles

2.00am: Exercised watch close water tight doors and sea boat’s crew.

5.30am: Employed cleaning ship.

6.50am: Sighted Montague Island Light House N34W patent log 158.7

8.12am: Montague Island Light House abeam 8.2 miles.

8.15am: Altered course N12E patent log 170.8

9.00am: Divisions. Read prayers. Read Articles of War and Court martial returns.

9.20am: Exercised Fire Stations.

11.00am: Employed scrubbing and spreading awnings and cleaning out boats.

12noon: Re-set patent log [to] zero.

12noon: Distance run through the water203 miles.

0.30pm: Watch employed cleaning and painting and as requisite.

2.20pm: Sighted Perpendicular Point Light House N13W.

3.17pm: Altered course N10W to communicate with Perpendicular Point signal station. Exercised collision stations.

4.22pm: Altered course N12E patent log 37.6

10.00pm: Exercised sea boat’s crew and watch close water tight doors.

11.20pm: Sighted Outer South Head Light [Hornby Lighthouse] N[~]W patent log 98.9


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3 February 1914

Sydney

Lat -33.86, Long 151.23

[Today the Fantome completes her anti-clockwise circumnavigation of Australia with her return to Sydney.]

1.16am: Altered course North patent log 115.7

1.40am: Altered course N10W patent log 119.0

2.20am: Altered course N30W patent log 125.3

2.40am: Courses as requisite for entering harbour patent log 128.5

3.08am: Hauled in patent log 132.0

3.35am: Reduced to 100 revolutions.

3.45am: Speed as requisite.

4.00am: Stopped. Secured to Number 3 buoy.

4.10am: Lit fires in first steam cutter.

5.30am: Employed preparing ship to secure alongside jetty.

Draught of water.

                   ft    in

   Forward  10    8

   Aft           11    0

7.05am: Slipped and proceeded. Course and speed as requisite.

7.25am: Secured alongside coal jetty Garden Island.

9.00am: Let fires die out in Numbers 1, 2 and 3 boilers.

9.30am: Employed stowing sea gear, cleaning down main mast and as requisite.

12noon: Distance travelled through the water 137 miles.

1.00pm: Employed cleaning down aloft and cleaning ship.

2.00pm: One officer’s steward second class joined ship.

2.30pm: Discharged one Able Bodied Seaman to Garden Island sick quarters.

4.00pm: Gave leave to the Port watch till 6.45am.

11.35pm: Drew fires in first steam cutter.


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4 February 1914

Sydney

Lat -33.86, Long 151.23

[The 9.00am entry confirms that at least one of the Kelvin sounding machines is motorised as had been suspected from the Fantome’s ability to sound to over 3 miles deep.]

4.45am: Lit fires in first steam cutter.

9.00am: Employed hoisting out sounding motor, cleaning and painting ship’s side.

1.00pm: Employed cleaning paintwork and as requisite.

4.00pm: Gave leave to the Starboard watch till 6.45am.

11.45pm: Drew fires in first steam cutter.


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5 February 1914

Sydney

Lat -33.86, Long 151.23

4.45am: Lit fires in first steam cutter.

9.00am: Employed cleaning paint work, refitting and as requisite.

1.00pm: Employed preparing ammunition for landing and as requisite.

4.00pm: H.M.A.S. ‘Pioneer’ arrived.

430pm: Gave leave to the Port watch till 6.45am.

11.40pm: Drew fires in first steam cutter.


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6 February 1914

Sydney

Lat -33.86, Long 151.23

4.45am: Lit fires in first steam cutter

9.00am: Employed cleaning ship's side, refitting and as requisite.

1.00pm: Employed scraping seams, and as in the forenoon.

3.40pm: One private Royal Marine Light Infantry joined ship from H.M.S. ‘Pyramus’.

4.00pm: Gave leave to the Port watch till 6.45am.

5.30pm: H.M.A.S. ‘Pioneer’ proceeded.

11.40pm: Drew fires in first steam cutter.


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7 February 1914

Sydney

Lat -33.86, Long 151.23

4.45am: Lit fires in first steam cutter.

9.00am: Employed cleaning ship and scraping upper deck.

10.00am: Tested life buoy and found correct.

0.30pm: Gave leave to the Starboard watch till 6.45am: Monday.

2.00pm: Making and mending clothes.

11.45pm: Drew fires in first steam cutter.


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8 February 1914

Sydney

Lat -33.86, Long 151.23

[The title of the assistant paymaster is difficult to read. The Navy Lists for the second half of 1913 show Cunningham Prior as the ‘Assistant Paymaster in Charge’ and assigned to the Fantome. The Dreadnought project web pages (http://www.dreadnoughtproject.org) describe the rank of Assistant Paymaster with seniority (Prior attained this rank in November 1902) as being roughly equivalent to that of lieutenant. For this reason, the editor has chosen to transcribe the unclear text as ‘Mr’.]

5.25am: Lit fires in first steam cutter.

8.45am: Discharged Mr Prior - assistant paymaster to hospital.

9.30am: Divisions.

9.50am: Landed Church of England church party.

11.10am: Church of England party returned.

6.55pm: H.M.A.S. ‘Pioneer’ arrived.

11.40pm: Drew fires in first steam cutter.


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9 February 1914

Sydney

Lat -33.86, Long 151.23

[‘Empties’ is naval slang for the brass shell casings that are ejected from a gun after a shell is fired. These casings would be collected and returned for refilling and re-use.]

4.45am: Lit fires in first steam cutter.

9.00am: Employed hoisting ammunition on deck for returning, scraping upper deck and refitting.

1.00pm: Employed hoisting 'empties' on deck for returning, scraping upper deck and refitting.

4.00pm: Gave leave to the Port watch till 6.45am.

11.45pm: Drew fires in first steam cutter.


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10 February 1914

Sydney

Lat -33.86, Long 151.23

4.45am: Lit fires in first steam cutter.

9.00am: Employed returning stores, hauling up boats in dockyard for repair, and refitting.

1.00pm: Employed unreeving boat's falls, returning and drawing stores from dockyard.

4.00pm: Gave leave to Starboard watch till 6.45am.

11.40pm: Drew fires in first steam cutter.


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11 February 1914

Sydney

Lat -33.86, Long 151.23

4.45am: Lit fires in first steam cutter.

9.00am: Employed returning and drawing stores from dockyard, cleaning ship, refitting and as requisite.

1.00pm: Employed as in forenoon.

4.00pm: Gave leave to the Port watch till 6.45am.

5.00pm: One Able Bodied Seaman re-joined ship from Royal Australian Navy Detention barracks.

11.45pm: Drew fires in first steam cutter.


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12 February 1914

Sydney

Lat -33.86, Long 151.23

4.45am: Lit fires in first steam cutter.

9.00am: Employed hoisting out Thrust blocks and sounding engine, drawing stores from dockyard and refitting.

10.00am: Discharged one Leading Seaman to Garden Island sick quarters.

10.30am: Captain in first steam cutter left ship on surveying duties.

11.50am: Captain returned.

1.00pm: Employed hoisting 3 pounder ammunition on deck for returning and as in forenoon.

1.30pm: Captain left ship on surveying duties in first steam cutter.

2.35pm: One Able Bodied Seaman re-joined ship from Garden Island sick quarters.

3.10pm: Captain returned.

4.00pm: Gave leave to the Starboard watch till 6.45am.

11.45pm: Drew fires in first steam cutter.


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13 February 1914

Sydney

Lat -33.86, Long 151.23

4.45am: Lit fires in first steam cutter.

9.00am: Employed drawing and returning stores in dockyard, stropping blocks and refitting.

9.30am: Captain and Sub-Lieutenant Cary left ship on surveying duties in first steam cutter.

0.15pm: Captain returned.

1.25pm: Captain left ship in first steam cutter on surveying duties.

1.30pm: Cast off from Coaling Jetty warped to Number 7 buoy.

1.50pm: Secured to Number 7 buoy.

2.30pm: Employed warping ship, turning out second steam cutter and drawing stores in the dockyard.

4.00pm: Captain returned.

4.30pm: Gave leave to the Starboard watch till 6.45am.

6.10pm: H.M.A.S. ‘Pioneer’ sailed.

11.45pm: Drew fires in first steam cutter.


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14 February 1914

Sydney

Lat -33.86, Long 151.23

4.15am: Lit fires in first steam cutter.

6.25am: Slipped from buoy. Warped alongside coal hulk.

6.45am: Secured alongside Coaling Jetty outside coal hulk.

9.00am: Employed preparing ship for coaling and drawing stores. Lowered and sent second steam cutter to dockyard for making good defects.

10.30am: Tested life buoy and found correct.

12.30pm: Gave leave to the Port watch till 10.15pm Sunday.

2.00pm: Making and mending clothes.

11.45pm: Drew fires in first steam cutter.


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15 February 1914

Sydney

Lat -33.86, Long 151.23

5.45am: Lit fires in first steam cutter.

9.30am: Divisions.

9.45am: Landed church party.

11.00am: Church party returned.

11.40pm: Drew fires in first steam cutter.


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16 February 1914

Sydney

Lat -33.86, Long 151.23

4.45am: Lit fires in first steam cutter.

6.30am: Commenced coaling.

9.30am: Captain in first steam cutter left ship on surveying duties.

10.00am: Employed coaling ship.

11.40am: Captain returned.

1.25pm: Finished coaling. Received 117 tons.

Draught of water.

                   ft   in

   Forward  11   0

   Aft           11   5

3.10pm: Cast off from coal hulk, warped outside H.M.A.S. ‘Torch’, alongside Garden Island.

4.00pm: Gave leave to the Starboard watch till 6.45am.

6.50pm: H.M.S. ‘Sealark’ arrived.

11.50pm: Drew fires in first steam cutter.


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17 February 1914

Sydney

Lat -33.86, Long 151.23

Lost overboard by accident. Lamp trimming scissors Pattern Number 50, one in number.

4.45am: Lit fires in first steam cutter.

9.00am: Employed cleaning ship, drawing stores and as requisite.

1.00pm: Employed as in forenoon.

4.00pm: Gave leave to the Port watch till 6.45am.

11.50pm: Drew fires in first steam cutter.


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18 February 1914

Sydney

Lat -33.86, Long 151.23

[‘Gripe’ is a piece of nautical jargon. The best description the editor has found is that it is a rope-work sling that goes over a boat to secure it firmly to the deck. The gripe itself is secured to ring bolts in the deck using lanyards.]

4.45am: Lit fires in first steam cutter.

8.00am: Lieutenants Buckland and Wilson in first steam cutter left ship on surveying duties.

10.00am: Employed refitting boat’s falls and gripes and as requisite.

1.00pm: Employed end for ending boat’s falls, renewing gripes and as requisite.

4.20pm: Lieutenants Buckland and Wilson in first steam cutter returned.

5.30pm: Gave leave to the Starboard watch till 6.45am.

11.45pm: Drew fires in first steam cutter.


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19 February 1914

Sydney

Lat -33.86, Long 151.23

[The title given to the assistant paymaster in the 7.30pm entry has again been transcribed as ‘Mr’. See the note for the 8th February 1914 for the explanation of the editor’s choice.]

4.45am: Lit fires in first steam cutter.

8.00am: Lieutenant Buckland and Sub-Lieutenant Cary left ship in first steam cutter on surveying duties.

10.00am: Employed drawing stores, refitting boats gripes and repairing coaling whips.

1.00pm: Employed as in forenoon.

2.00pm: Took over steam boat Number 313 from dockyard.

4.00pm: Gave leave to the Port watch till 6.45am.

4.35pm: Lieutenant Buckland and Sub-Lieutenant Cary returned.

7.30pm: Mr Prior, assistant paymaster, rejoined ship from hospital.

11.55pm: Drew fires in first steam cutter.


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20 February 1914

Sydney

Lat -33.86, Long 151.23

4.45am: Lit fires in first steam cutter.

6.15am: Lit fires in steam boat Number 313.

8.00am: Lieutenant Wilson and Sub-Lieutenant Cary in first steam cutter left ship on surveying duties.

8.45am: Captain in steam boat Number 313 left ship on surveying duties.

9.00am: Cast off with ‘Torch’ from Factory jetty, warped alongside coaling jetty.

9.30am: Secured alongside coaling jetty outside HMS ‘Torch’. Employed drawing stores, refitting and as requisite.

1.00pm: Employed refitting and as requisite.

4.20pm: Captain returned.

4.25pm: Lieutenant Wilson and Sub-Lieutenant Cary in first steam cutter returned. Drew fires.

6.00pm: Gave leave to the Port watch till 6.45am.

11.55pm: Drew fires in steam boat Number 313.


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21 February 1914

Sydney

Lat -33.86, Long 151.23

4.45am: Lit fires in first steam cutter.

7.30am: Exercised fire stations.

9.00am: Employed cleaning ship throughout.

10.00am: Tested life buoy and found correct.

0.30pm: Gave leave to the Starboard watch till 6.45am Monday.

2.00pm: Making and mending clothes.

11.45pm: Drew fires in first steam cutter.


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22 February 1914

Sydney

Lat -33.86, Long 151.23

5.45am: Lit fires in first steam cutter.

8.50am: Landed Roman Catholic church party.

9.30am: Divisions.

9.40am: Landed Church of England church party.

10.05am: Discharged one Private Royal Marine Light Infantry to Garden Island sick quarters.

11.00am: Church parties returned.

4.55pm: H.M.A.S. ‘Pioneer’ arrived.

11.50pm: Drew fires in first steam cutter.


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23 February 1914

Sydney

Lat -33.86, Long 151.23

4.45am: Lit fires in first steam cutter.

6.00am: Lit fires in steam boat Number 313.

8.00am: Lieutenant Buckland and Sub-Lieutenant Cary left ship in first steam cutter on surveying duties.

8.45am: Captain in steam boat Number 313 left ship on surveying duties.

10.30am: Employed preparing cordage for returning, refitting fore rigging and as requisite.

1.00pm: Employed as in forenoon.

1.30pm: Ship's steward re-joined ship from Hobart hospital.

3.00pm: Captain in steam boat Number 313 returned.

4:00pm: Gave leave to the Port watch till 6.45am.

4.20pm: Lieutenant Buckland and Sub-Lieutenant Carey returned.

5.00pm: Drew fires in steam boat Number 313.

7.45pm: H.M.A.S. ‘Pioneer’ sailed.

11.40pm: Drew fires in first steam cutter.


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24 February 1914

Sydney

Lat -33.86, Long 151.23

[The 9.25am entry appears to read ‘periscoping duties’. This word gave the editor some difficulty. It may not be correct but it is not impossible that some form of underwater inspection was carried out using a periscope.]

4.45am: Lit fires in first steam cutter.

6.00am: Lit fires in steam boat Number 313.

6.30am: Employed ranging Port cable on deck for survey.

8.15am: Lieutenant Rice in steam boat Number 313 left ship on surveying duties.

9.25am: Lieutenant Wilson and Sub-Lieutenant Cary in first steam cutter left ship on periscoping[?] duties.

11.00am: Employed returning stores to dockyard and refitting.

0.15pm: Lieutenant Rice returned.

1.00pm: Employed as in forenoon.

2.10pm: Lieutenant Wilson and Sub-Lieutenant Cary returned.

3.25pm: Drew fires in first steam cutter.

4.00pm: Gave leave to the Starboard watch till 6.45am.

11.40pm: Drew fires in steam boat Number 313.


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25 February 1914

Sydney

Lat -33.86, Long 151.23

4.45am: Lit fires in first steam cutter.

6.30am: Lit fires in steam boat Number 313.

9.00am: Discharged one Ordinary Seaman to R.M.S. ‘Otranto’ for passage to England.

9.15am: Captain in steam boat Number 313 left ship on surveying duties.

9.45am: Discharged two Able Bodied Seamen and two stokers to hospital.

11.00am: Employed refitting and as requisite.

1.00pm: Employed refitting, scraping Captain’s cabin and as requisite.

3.00pm: Captain in steam boat Number 313 returned.

4.00pm: Gave leave to the Port watch till 6.45am.

4.55pm: Drew fires in steam boat Number 313.

11.45pm: Drew fires in first steam cutter.


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26 February 1914

Sydney

Lat -33.86, Long 151.23

4.45am: Lit fires in first steam cutter.

5.45am: Lit fires in steam boat Number 313.

6.30am: Employed ranging Starboard cable on deck for survey.

9.00am: Captain and Lieutenant Wilson in steamboat Number 313, Lieutenants Nicolle and Buckland in first steam cutter left ship on surveying duties.

10.30am: Employed ranging Starboard cable on deck and striking down Port cable.

1.10pm: Cast off from HMS ‘Torch’, warped alongside ‘Sheer leg jetty’.

3.20pm: Secured alongside ‘Sheer leg jetty'.

3.30pm: Employed warping ship and reeling up hawsers.

4.00pm: Gave leave to the Starboard watch till 6.45am.

4.45pm: Captain and Lieutenant Wilson in steam boat Number 313, Lieutenants Nicole and Buckland in first steam cutter returned. Two Able Bodied Seamen and two Stokers rejoined ship from hospital.

5.15pm: Drew fires in steam boat Number 313.

11.45pm: Drew fires in first steam cutter.


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27 February 1914

Sydney

Lat -33.86, Long 151.23

4.45am: Lit fires in first steam cutter.

6.30am: Lit fires in steam boat Number 313.

7.00am: Employed ranging sheet cable on deck for survey.

8.30am: Lieutenant Nicolle and Sub-Lieutenant Cary in first steam cutter left ship on surveying duties.

10.15am: Captain and Lieutenant Wilson in steam boat Number 313 left ship on surveying duties.

10.30am: Employed cleaning sheet chain locker, refitting boat ropes and as requisite.

0.45pm: Captain and Lieutenant Wilson in steam boat Number 313 returned.

2.00pm: Employed striking down starboard bow cable and sheet cable.

3.00pm: Lieutenant Nicolle and Sub-Lieutenant Cary in first steam cutter returned.

4.00pm: Gave leave to the Starboard watch till 6.45am.

4.15pm: Drew fires in first steam cutter.

11.50pm: Drew fires in steam boat Number 313.


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28 February 1914

Sydney

Lat -33.86, Long 151.23

4.45am: Lit fires in first steam cutter.

6.00am: Lit fires in steam boat Number 313.

8.10am: Lieutenant Nicolle and Sub-Lieutenant Cary in first steam cutter left ship on surveying duties.

8.30am: Paid monthly advance to ship's company.

10.30am: Employed cleaning ship throughout.

11.00am: Tested life buoy and found correct.

11.40am: Lieutenant Nicolle and Sub-Lieutenant Cary returned.

0.40pm: Drew fires in first steam cutter.

1.10pm: One Private Royal Marine Lieutenant Infantry re-joined ship from Garden Island sick quarters.

2.00pm: Gave leave to Port watch till 6.45am: Monday.

3.00pm: Making and mending clothes.

5.00pm: [Evening] Quarters.



LOGS FOR MARCH 1914


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1 March 1914

Sydney

Lat -33.86, Long 151.23

[The 11.40pm entry should probably refer to ‘Boat Number 313’ as this is the only steam boat to have had its fires lit during the course of the day.]

5.30am: Lit fires in steam Boat Number 313.

8.55am: Landed Roman Catholic church party.

9.30am: Divisions.

9.35am: Landed Church of England church party.

11.00am: Church parties returned.

11.40pm: Drew fires in first steam cutter.


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2 March 1914

Sydney

Lat -33.8, Long 151.2

4.45am: Lit fires in first steam cutter.

5.30am: Lit fires in steam boat Number 313.

7.00am: Discharged ship's Steward and Sailmaker to Garden Island sick quarters. [in another hand] and Naval Depot

8.40am: Tugs took ship in tow.

8.45am: Cast off from Jetty. Proceeded in tow of tugs to Cockatoo Island.

9.40am: Lieutenant Nicolle and Sub-Lieutenant Carey [sic] in first steam cutter left ship on surveying duties.

10.20am: Slipped from tugs, entered Dry Dock.

11.00am: Employed working hawsers and as requisite.

0.10pm: Lieutenant Nicolle and Sub-Lieutenant Cary returned.

1.45pm: Drew fires in first steam cutter.

2.00pm: Employed scraping ship’s bottom.

4.15pm: Ship took the blocks. Employed scraping ship's bottom.

5.40pm: Exercised Fire Stations.

6.00pm: Gave leave to the Starboard watch till 7 am.

6.30pm: Drew fires in steam boat Number 313.


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3 March 1914

Sydney

Lat -33.8, Long 151.2

5.30am: Lit fires in steam boat Number 313.

5.50am: Lit fires in first steam cutter.

7.00am: Employed cleaning ship’s bottom.

8.00am: Lieutenants Rice and Buckland in first steam cutter left ship on surveying duties.

10.00am: Employed cleaning ship’s bottom.

1.00pm: Employed as in forenoon.

3.15pm: Lieutenants Rice and Buckland in first steam cutter returned.

4.00pm: Gave leave to the Port watch till 7 am.

5.00pm: Drew fires in first steam cutter. Exercised Fire Stations.

6.00pm: Drew fires in steam boat Number 313.


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4 March 1914

Sydney

Lat -33.8, Long 151.2

5.45am: Lit fires in first steam cutter and steam boat Number 313.

8.00am: Lieutenant Buckland and Sub-Lieutenant Cary left ship in first steam cutter on surveying duties.

9.30am: Lieutenant Wilson in steam boat Number 313 left ship on surveying duties.

10.00am: Employed cleaning ship's bottom.

10.25am: Lieutenant Wilson returned.

1.00pm: Employed as in forenoon.

4.00pm: Exercised Fire Stations.

4.30pm: Lieutenant Buckland and Sub-Lieutenant Cary in first steam cutter returned. Drew fires.

6.00pm: Drew fires in steam boat Number 313.


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5 March 1914

Sydney

Lat -33.8, Long 151.2

5.40am: Lit fires in first steam cutter and steam boat Number 313.

8.00am: Lieutenant Buckland and Sub-Lieutenant Cary left ship in first steam cutter on surveying duties.

9.30am: Employed cleaning ship's bottom.

10.00am: Captain in steam boat Number 313 left ship on surveying duties.

10.25am: Lieutenant Buckland and Sub-Lieutenant Cary returned.

10.30am: Lieutenant[s] Nicolle and Wilson in first steam cutter left ship on surveying duties.

11.20am: Captain returned.

0.40pm: Captain in steam boat Number 313 left ship on surveying duties.

2.00pm: Employed cleaning ship’s bottom.

4.00pm: Exercised fire stations.

4.20pm: Captain returned.

4.20pm: Lieutenants Nicolle and Wilson in first steam cutter returned. Drew fires.

4.30pm: Gave leave to the Port watch till 7am.

6.30pm: Drew fires in steam boat Number 313.


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6 March 1914

Sydney

Lat -33.8, Long 151.2

5.40am: Lit fires in first steam cutter and steamboat Number 313.

8.00am: Lieutenants Buckland and Wilson in first steam cutter left ship on surveying duties.

10.00am: Employed cleaning ship's bottom.

1.00pm: Employed refitting steam cutter's falls and cleaning spirit room.

4.10pm: Lieutenants Buckland and Wilson in first steam cutter returned. Drew fires. Exercised fire stations.

5.30pm: Gave leave to the Port watch till 7am.

6.00pm: Drew fires in steam boat No 313.


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7 March 1914

Sydney

Lat -33.8, Long 151.2

9.30am: Employed cleaning ship throughout.

0.30pm: Gave leave to the Starboard watch till 7am Monday.

2.00pm: Making and mending clothes.

3.30pm: H.M.A. ships ‘Australia’ (flag) and ‘Sydney’ arrived.

4.00pm: Exercised fire stations.


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8 March 1914

Sydney

Lat -33.8, Long 151.2

4.00pm: [Evening] Quarters. Exercised Fire Stations.


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9 March 1914

Sydney

Lat -33.86, Long 151.23

4.40pm: Lit fires in steam boat Number 313.

5.40am: Lit fires in first steam cutter.

8.05am: Ship floated.

8.10am: Lieutenant Nicolle and Sub-Lieutenant Cary left ship in first steam cutter on surveying duties.

9.30am: Warped out of dock.

9.50am: Tugs took ship in tow.

10.40am: Secured alongside Coaling Jetty Garden Island.

10.55am: HMS ‘Sealark’ secured alongside.

11.00am: Employed reeving new boat’s falls and as requisite.

0.45pm: Sailmaker re-joined ship from Garden Island Naval Depot.

1.00pm: Employed scraping upper deck, painting out spirit room and as requisite.

1.30pm: Discharged two Privates, Royal Marine Light Infantry to hospital.

4.00pm: Gave leave to the Port watch till 6.45am.

4.50pm: Lieutenant Nicolle and Sub-Lieutenant Cary in first steam cutter returned. Drew fires.

11.50pm: Drew fires in steam boat Number 313.


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10 March 1914

Sydney

Lat -33.8, Long 151.2

5.00am: Lit fires in steam boat Number 313.

8.00am: Lieutenant Nicolle and Sub-Lieutenant Cary in steam boat Number 313 left ship on surveying duties.

9.00am: Employed scraping upper deck, re-stowing Spirit Room, fitting boat’s life lines and as requisite.

1.00pm: Employed as in forenoon.

4.00pm: Gave leave to the Starboard watch till 6.45am.

4.50pm: Lieutenant Nicolle and Sub-Lieutenant Cary in steam boat Number 313 returned.

11.45pm: Drew fires in steam boat Number 313.


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11 March 1914

Sydney

Lat -33.8, Long 151.2

5.00am: Lit fires in steam boat Number 313.

8.10am: Lieutenants Nicolle and Wilson in steam boat Number 313 left ship on surveying duties.

9.00am: Employed reeving new boat’s falls and as requisite.

9.50am: Discharged two Able Bodied Seamen and one stoker to hospital.

1.00pm: Employed reeving and fitting new falls and life lines.

4.00pm: Gave leave to the Port watch till 6.45am.

4.55pm: Lieutenants Nicolle and Wilson in steam boat Number 313 returned.

11.45pm: Drew fires in steam boat Number 313.


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12 March 1914

Sydney

Lat -33.86, Long 151.23

5.00am: Lit fires in steam boat Number 313.

8.00am: Lieutenants Buckland and Wilson in steam boat Number 313 left ship on surveying duties.

10.00am: Employed cleaning storerooms, blacking down aloft and as requisite.

1.00pm: Employed as in forenoon.

4.00pm: Gave leave to the Starboard watch till 6.45am.

4.45pm: Lieutenants Buckland and Wilson in steamboat Number 313 returned.

11.45pm: Drew fires in steam boat Number 313.


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13 March 1914

Sydney

Lat -33.86, Long 151.23

4.50am: Lit fires in steam boat Number 313.

8.00am: Lieutenant Buckland and Sub-Lieutenant Casey in steam boat Number 313 left ship on surveying duties.

9.00am: HMS ‘Torch’ sailed.

10.00am: Employed painting boat’s gripes, fitting fore derrick guys and as requisite.

2.05pm: HMS ‘Torch’ arrived.

2.30pm: Employed as in forenoon.

3.50pm: HMS ‘Torch’ proceeded.

4.00pm: Gave leave to the Starboard watch till 6.45am.

4.45pm: Lieutenant Buckland and Sub-Lieutenant Cary in steamboat No 313 returned.

11.45pm: Drew fires in steam boat Number 313.


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14 March 1914

Sydney

Lat -33.86, Long 151.23

5.00am: Lit fires in steam boat Number 313.

7.00am: Exercised Fire stations.

8.30am: Lieutenants Buckland and Wilson in steam boat Number 313 left ship on surveying duties.

9.00am: Discharged one Able Bodied Seaman to hospital.

9.30am: Employed cleaning ship and drawing davit head blocks from dockyard.

10.30am: Test life buoy and found correct.

10.40am: Lieutenants Wilson and Buckland returned.

0.30pm: Gave leave to the Port watch till 6.45am Monday.

2.00pm: Making and mending clothes.

11.40pm: Drew fires in steam boat Number 313.


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15 March 1914

Sydney

Lat -33.86, Long 151.23

5.55am: Lit fires in steam boat Number 313.

7.35am: H.M.A.S. ‘Warrego’ arrived.

8.30am: Landed Roman Catholic church party.

9.15am: Hands mustered by the ledger.

9.45am: Landed Church of England church party.

11.00am: Church parties returned.

11.45pm: Drew fires in steam boat Number 313.


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16 March 1914

Sydney

Lat -33.86, Long 151.23

5.00am: Lit fires in steam boat Number 313.

8.00am: Lieutenant Rice left ship on surveying duties.

8.25am: Lieutenants Buckland and Wilson in steam boat Number 313 left ship on surveying duties.

10.30am: Employed scraping poop, drawing stores and as requisite.

1.00pm: Employed as in forenoon.

3.55pm: Lieutenant Rice returned. Lieutenants Buckland and Wilson in steam boat Number 313 returned.

4.00pm: Gave leave to the Starboard watch till 6.45am.

11.50pm: Drew fires in steam boat Number 313.


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17 March 1914

Sydney

Lat -33.86, Long 151.23

4.30am: Lit fires in steam boat Number 313.

9.05am: Lieutenants Nicolle and Buckland in steam boat Number 313 left ship on surveying duties.

11.00am: Employed scraping pitch on poop, drawing stores, refitting and as requisite.

0.55pm: Lieutenants Nicolle and Buckland returned.

1.00pm: Employed scraping poop, cleaning boats and as requisite.

4.00pm: Gave leave to the Port watch till 6.45am.

11.40pm: Drew fires in steam boat Number 313.


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18 March 1914

Sydney

Lat -33.86, Long 151.23

[The 10.30am log entry proves that the misuse of the apostrophe has been going on for at least a century. As this is the possessive of a plural noun the correct form is “boats’ gripes”.]

4.45am: Lit fires in steam boat Number 313.

9.05am: Captain and Lieutenant Buckland in steamboat Number 313 on surveying duties.

10.30am: Employed painting boat’s [sic] gripes and canvass covers.

1.00pm: Employed as in forenoon.

4.00pm: Gave leave to the Starboard Watch till 6.45am.

4.40pm: Captain and Lieutenant Buckland in steam boat Number 313 returned.

11.45pm: Drew fires in steam boat Number 313.


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19 March 1914

Sydney

Lat -33.86, Long 151.23

4.45am: Lit fires in steam boat Number 313.

8.30am: Captain and Lieutenant Buckland in steam boat Number 313 left ship on surveying duties.

10.00am: Employed fitting guys to boat’s [sic] davits, drawing stores and as requisite.

1.30pm: Employed as in forenoon.

4.00pm: Gave leave to the Port watch till 6.45am.

4.30pm: Captain and Lieutenant Buckland in steam boat Number 313 returned.

11.45pm: Drew fires in steam boat Number 313.


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20 March 1914

Sydney

Lat -33.86, Long 151.23

The log’s author has managed to dodge the possessive apostrophe issue today!

4.45am: Lit fires in steam boat Number 313.

9.00am: Employed drawing stores fitting davit guys and as requisite.

1.30pm: Employed as in forenoon.

4.00pm: Gave leave to the Port watch till 6.45am.

11.50pm: Drew fires in steam boat Number 313


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21 March 1914

Sydney

Lat -33.86, Long 151.23

4.45am: Lit fires in steam boat Number 313.

7.45am: Captain, Lieutenants Rice and Buckland in steam boat Number 313 left ship on surveying duties.

9.00am: Employed drawing stores, refitting and cleaning ship.

10.00am: Tested life buoy and found correct.

0.55pm: Captain, Lieutenants Rice and Buckland in steam boat Number 313 returned.

1.30pm: Gave leave to the Starboard watch till 6.45am.

2.30pm: Making and mending clothes.

11.45pm: Drew fires in steam boat Number 313.


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22 March 1914

Sydney

Lat -33.86, Long 151.23

5.30am: Lit fires in steam boat Number 313.

7.00am: H.M.A.S. ‘Pioneer’ arrived.

8.45am: Landed Roman Catholic church party.

9.30am: Divisions.

11.00am: Roman Catholic church party returned.

11.45pm: Drew fires in steam boat Number 313.


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23 March 1914

Sydney

Lat -33.86, Long 151.23

4.45am: Lit fires in steam boat Number 313.

9.00am: Employed fitting guys in boat’s davits, refitting and as requisite.

10.55am: Ship’s Steward re-joined ship from Garden Island sick quarters.

1.00pm: Employed as in forenoon and returning stores.

4.00pm: Gave leave to the Port watch till 6.45am.

11.45pm: Drew fires in steam boat Number 313.


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24 March 1914

Sydney

Lat -33.86, Long 151.23

4.45am: Lit fires in steam boat Number 313.

9.00am: Employed cleaning canteen store, painting canvass covers, refitting and as requisite.

1.00pm: Employed as in forenoon.

4.00pm: Gave leave to the Starboard watch till 6.45am.

11.45am: Drew fires in steam boat Number 313.


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25 March 1914

Sydney

Lat -33.86, Long 151.23

4.45am: Lit fires in steam boat Number 313.

9.00am: Employed scraping ship’s side, refitting and as requisite.

10.15am: H.M.A.S. ‘Sydney’ sailed.

11.15am: Warped ship with HMS Sealark alongside Shear Leg Jetty.

0.45pm: Secured alongside Shear Leg Jetty.

0.47pm: Lieutenants Nicolle and Buckland in steam boat Number313 left ship on surveying duties.

2.30pm: Employed securing ship and as requisite.

4.00pm: Gave leave to the Port watch till 6.45am.

4.20pm: Lieutenants Nicolle and Buckland in steam boat Number 313 returned.

11.48pm: Drew fires in steam boat Number 313.


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26 March 1914

Sydney

Lat -33.86, Long 151.23

4.45am: Lit fires in steam boat Number 313.

8.00am: Captain, Lieutenants Nicolle, and Buckland in steam boat Number 313 left ship on surveying duties.

9.30am: Warped ship with HMS Sealark alongside Coaling Jetty.

10.30am: Secured alongside coaling jetty.

11.00am: Employed warping ship and refitting and as requisite.

1.00pm: Employed reeling up hawsers, chipping ship’s side and as requisite.

4.00pm: Gave leave to the Starboard watch till 6.45am.

4.30pm: Captain, Lieutenants Nicolle and Buckland in steam boat Number 313 returned.

11.45pm: Drew fires in steam boat Number 313.


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27 March 1914

Sydney

Lat -33.86, Long 151.23

4.45am: Lit fires in steam boat Number 313.

8.00am: Captain, Lieutenants Nicolle, Wilson and Sub-Lieutenant Cary in steam boat Number 313 left ship on surveying duties.

10.00am: Employed drawing stores, clearing tiller flat and as requisite.

1.00pm: Lit fires in second steam cutter.

1.30pm: Employed drawing stores, scraping ship’s side and as requisite.

3.15pm: Drew fires in second steam cutter.

4.00pm: Gave leave to the Starboard watch till 6.45am.

4.40pm: Captain, Lieutenants Nicolle, Wilson and Sub-Lieutenant Cary in steam boat Number 313 returned.

5.00pm: H.M.A.S. ‘Pioneer’ sailed.

11.45pm: Drew fires in steam boat Number 313.


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28 March 1914

Sydney

Lat -33.86, Long 151.23

Lost overboard by accident:- Crutch boat’s gunmetal Pattern Number 73c, one in number.

4.45am: Lit fires in steam boat Number 313.

7.30am: Exercised ‘fire quarters’.

9.00am: Employed cleaning ship throughout.

10.00am: Test life buoy and found correct.

0.30pm: Gave leave to the Port watch till 6.45am. Monday.

2.00pm: Making and mending clothes.

11.45pm: Drew fires in steam boat Number 313.


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29 March 1914

Sydney

Lat -33.86, Long 151.23

5.30am: Lit fires in steam boat Number 313.

9.00am: Landed Roman Catholic church party.

9.30am: Divisions.

9.40am: Landed Church of England church party.

11.00am: Church parties returned.

7.10pm: 10 Able Bodied Seamen and 4 Stokers joined ship from HMS ‘Pyramus’.

11.45pm: Drew fires in steam boat Number 313.


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30 March 1914

Sydney

Lat -33.86, Long 151.23

[The event has not been recorded in the log but it is clear from today’s log that the second steam cutter has returned from the dockyard.]

4.45am: Lit fires in steam boat Number 313.

6.30am: Lit fires in second steam cutter.

8.00am: Lieutenants Viney, Nicolle and Sub-Lieutenant Cary in steam boat Number 313 left ship on surveying duties.

10.00am: Employed refitting, painting boom gear and cleaning down topmast.

1.00pm: Employed as in forenoon and storing canteen store.

3.30pm: Drew fires in second steam cutter.

4.00pm: Gave leave to the Starboard watch till 6.45am.

4.45pm: Lieutenants Viney, Nicolle and Sub-Lieutenant Cary in steam boat Number 313 returned.

11.45pm: Drew fires in steam boat Number 313.


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31 March 1914

Sydney

Lat -33.86, Long 151.23

4.45am: Lit fires in steam boat Number 313.

6.05am: Lit fires in second steam cutter.

8.00am: Lieutenants Viney, Nicolle and Sub-Lieutenant Cary in steam boat Number 313, Lieutenants Buckland and Wilson in second steam cutter left ship on surveying duties.

10.30am: Employed drawing boatswain’s stores, cleaning down aloft, chipping ship’s side and as requisite.

1.00pm: Employed painting down aloft and boat’s davits, drawing medical stores and as requisite.

4.00pm: Gave leave to the Port watch till 6.45am.

4.20pm: Lieutenants Viney, Nicolle and Sub-Lieutenant Cary in steam boat Number 313, Lieutenants Buckland and Wilson in second steam cutter returned.

6.45pm: Drew fires in second steam cutter.

11.45pm: Drew fires in steam boat Number 313.



LOGS FOR APRIL 1914


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1 April 1914

Sydney

Lat -33.86, Long 151.23

4.45am: Lit fires in steam boat Number 313 and second steam cutter.

8.00am: Lieutenant Nicolle and Sub-Lieutenant Cary in steam boat Number 313 left ship on surveying duties.

9.00am: Lieutenants Rice and Buckland in second steam cutter left ship on surveying duties.

9.50am: Cast off from Jetty towed to Number 3 buoy.

10.10am: Secured to Number 3 buoy.

11.00am: Employed reeling up hawsers, turning out boat’s davits and cleaning cutter.

1.10pm: Paid quarterly settlement to ship's company.

2.00pm: Employed cleaning booms and cleaning sailing cutter.

4.00pm: Gave leave to the Starboard watch till 6.45am. Lieutenants Rice and Buckland in second steam cutter returned. Drew fires.

4.20pm: Lieutenants Nicolle and Sub-Lieutenant Cary in steam boat Number 313 returned.

11.45pm: Drew fires in steam boat Number 313.


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2 April 1914

Sydney

Lat -33.86, Long 151.23

4.50am: Lit fires in steam boat Number 313.

5.40am: Lit fires in second steam cutter.

8.00am: Lieutenant Viney and Sub-Lieutenant Cary in steam boat Number 313, Lieutenant Wilson in second steam cutter left ship on surveying duties.

10.30am: Employed cleaning and re stowing booms, painting sailing cutter and hoisting in ammunition.

1.00pm: employed hoisting in and striking down provisions and ammunition, painting and as requisite.

4.00pm: Gave leave to the Port watch till 6.45am.

4.20pm: Lieutenant Viney and Sub-Lieutenant Cary in steam boat Number 313 returned. Lieutenant Wilson in second steam cutter returned. Drew fires [in second steam cutter].

11.50pm: Drew fires in steam boat Number 313.


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3 April 1914

Sydney

Lat -33.86, Long 151.23

4.45am: Lit fires in steam boat Number 313.

6.00am: Lit fires in second steam cutter.

8.00am: Captain, Lieutenants Viney and Buckland in steam boat Number 313, Lieutenant Nicolle in second steam cutter left ship on surveying duties.

10.30am: Employed painting ship.

1.00pm: Employed painting ship.

4.00pm: Gave leave to the Port watch till 6.45am.

4.15pm: Captain, Lieutenants Viney and Buckland in steam-boat Number313 returned. Drew fires.

4.25pm: Lieutenant Nicolle in second steam cutter returned.

11.45pm: Drew fires in second steam cutter.


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4 April 1914

Sydney

Lat -33.86, Long 151.23

4.50am: Lit fires in second steam cutter.

9.15am: Read Warrant Number 30.

10.00am: Employed cleaning ship throughout.

11.00am: Tested life buoy and found correct.

0.30pm: Gave leave to the Starboard watch till 6.45 am Monday.

2.00pm: Making and mending clothes.

11.45pm: Drew fires in second steam cutter.


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5 April 1914

Sydney

Lat -33.86, Long 151.23

5.45am: Lit fires in second steam cutter.

9.30am: Divisions. Landed Church of England church party.

10.00am: Sent Roman Catholic church party to flagship.

11.15am: Church parties returned.

4.40pm: One Able Bodied Seaman and one Private Royal Marine Light Infantry re-joined ship from hospital.

11.45pm: Drew fires in second steam cutter.


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6 April 1914

Sydney

Lat -33.86, Long 151.23

4.30am: Lit fires in steam boat Number 313.

4.45am: Lit fires in second steam cutter.

8.00am: Lieutenant Nicolle in second steam cutter left ship on surveying duties.

8.25am: Lieutenant Buckland in steam boat Number 313 left ship on surveying duties.

8.30am: Lit fires in all boilers.

10.30am: Employed painting ship.

0.30pm: Let fires die out in Numbers 1, 2 and 3 boilers.

0.40pm: Lieutenants Nicolle and Buckland 4 [sic] returned.

1.30pm: Employed as in forenoon.

4.00pm: Gave leave to the Port watch till 6.45 am.

5.00pm: Drew fires in steam boat Number 313.

11.40pm: Drew fires in second steam cutter.


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7 April 1914

Sydney

Lat -33.86, Long 151.23

4.15am: Lit fires in second steam cutter.

9.00am: Employed preparing ship for sea, painting boats and as requisite.

1.30pm: Employed as in forenoon.

4.00pm: Gave leave to the Starboard watch till 6.45am.

4.30pm: Discharged one Able Bodied Seaman and one Private, Royal Marines Light Infantry to HMS ‘Sealark’ for passage to England. One stoker joined ship from Detention Quarters.

5.25pm: Returned steam boat Number 313 to dockyard.

11.50pm: Drew fires in second steam cutter.


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8 April 1914

Sydney

Lat -33.86, Long 151.23

4.45am: Lit fires in second steam cutter.

6.00am: Employed hoisting first steam cutter and cleaning ship.

7.00am: Lit fires in Numbers 1, 2 and 3 boilers.

9.30am: Employed preparing ship for sea.

1.00pm: Drew fires in and hoisted second steam cutter.

1.20pm: Slipped [from Number 3 buoy]. Course and speed as requisite for leaving harbour.

1.35pm: 130 revolutions

2.04pm: Hornby Light House S80W 1 mile shaped course S24E. Streamed patent log [set to] zero.

2.30pm: Employed securing small gear, scrubbing canvass gear and as requisite.

3.07pm: Altered course S5W patent log 9.1

4.00pm: [Evening] Quarters.

4.30pm: Read Warrant Number 31. Exercised Fire Stations.

8.20pm: Sighted Perpendicular Point Light S40W. Patent log 58.7

9.54pm: Perpendicular Point Light abeam 10 miles. Altered course S14W patent log 72.0

11.30pm: Exercised boat’s crew and watch close water tight doors.


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9 April 1914

Sydney to Stanley Tasmania

Lat -37.3, Long 150.2

1.30am: Exercised watch close water tight doors and sea boat’s crew.

3.00am: Sighted Montague Island Light S43W.

5.00am: Montague Island Light abeam 9.4 miles altered course South.

6.00am: Sun rose by compass N701/2E. Deviation 1/2E.

9.00am: Divisions. Read prayers.

9.48am: Sighted Green Cape Light House S26W.

10.30am: Employed painting boats, marking current line and as requisite.

11.30am: Green Cape Light House abeam 8 miles. Altered course S16W. Patent log 200.9

12noon: Re-set patent log [to] zero.

12noon: Distance travelled through the water 212 miles

1.20pm: Altered course S51W patent log 13.7 to communicate with Gabo Island Light House.

1.47pm: Altered course S42W patent log 17.5

2.04pm: Gabo Island Light House abeam 2.4 miles patent log 30.5

2.30pm: Watch employed as requisite.

3.40pm: Sighted Cape Everard [Point Hicks] Light House S71W.

4.00pm: [Evening] Quarters.

10.30pm: Exercised watch close water tight doors and sea boat’s crew.


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10 April 1914

Sydney to Stanley Tasmania

Lat -39.5, Long 147.0

[Good Friday. The Fantome is hit by high winds at around 7.30am forcing the ship to slow its speed and the crew to furl the ship’s awnings as well as securing any loose objects on the forecastle. These winds persist for the rest of the day. Weather conditions are recorded hourly. The readings show that the Fantome is in a low pressure area but the air pressure does start to rise in the late afternoon. The island mentioned in the 10.25am entry is part of the Curtis Island group.]

2.00am: Exercised watch close water tight doors and sea boat’s crew.

7.25am: Eased to 105 revolutions.

7.28am: Eased to 100 revolutions.

8.50am: Eased to 70 revolutions. Secured gear on forecastle and furled awnings.

9.05am: Increased to 105 revolutions.

9.10am: Divisions. Read prayers.

10.25am: South West Isle abeam 2.7 miles. Altered course S66W patent log 201.0

11.30am: Sighted Curtis Island S83W.

12noon: Distance run through the water 204 miles.

2.55pm: Patent log carried away.

3.15pm: Altered course East.

3.30pm: Altered course S66W.


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11 April 1914

Sydney to Stanley Tasmania

Lat -40.2, Long 146.0

[Another day of high winds and heavy seas resulting in much reduced progress on the journey to Stanley. The Fantome’s crew continue to record hourly weather readings. The barometer rises slightly in the morning but falls away again in the afternoon. Conditions look to be pretty unpleasant; low temperatures, high winds and persistent rain until the wind falls away just before midnight. The ‘Circular Head lighthouse’ referred to in this day’s log has now been replaced by the ‘Highfield Bluff (new) light’. The old light structure still exists but it has been moved into the town of Stanley itself. Photographs of the old light can be seen at http://www.seasidelights.com.au/au/tas/HighfieldBluff.asp?fState=TAS]

1.25am: Eased to 100 revolutions.

5.05am: Altered course S45W.

8.05am: Altered course S5W.

10.00am: Employed cleaning ship and as requisite.

12noon: Distance run through the water 67 miles

1.00pm: Making and mending clothes.

3.20pm: Reduced to 80 revolutions.

3.30pm: Sounding every 1/2 hour with Kelvin [sounding machine].

6.00pm: Eased to 70 revolutions.

7.00pm: Sounding every 1/2 hour with Kelvin [sounding machine].

7.20pm: Sighted Table Cape Light.

10.25pm: Altered course West. Increased to 100 revolutions.

10.35pm: 110 revolutions.

10.41pm: Streamed patent log [set to] zero.

10.55pm: 120 revolutions.

11.00pm: Exercised watch close water tight doors and sea boat’s crew.

11.52pm: Sighted Circular Head Light West by South.


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12 April 1914

Stanley

Lat -40.7, Long 145.3

[Easter Sunday. The loss of the ‘Rotators’ , that is the spinning element of the log trailed behind the vessel, for the Walker’s Log is probably the direct result of the crew failing to remember to haul in the patent log before coming to.]

0.20am: Altered course S50W.

0.25am: [Altered course] S58W.

0.45am: Courses as requisite [for entering harbour].

0.55am: Stopped.

1.05am: Came to with Starboard anchor 3 shackles in 6 fathoms.

4.00am: Lost by accident through propeller cutting logline Rotators for Walker’s Log Pattern Number 315 two in number.

10.00am: Divisions.

10.20am: Performed Divine Service.

12noon: Distance travelled through the water 55 miles.


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13 April 1914

Stanley

Lat -40.7, Long 145.3

Easter Monday.

5.45am: Lit fires in second steam cutter.

7.40am: Lit fires in first steam cutter.

8.45am: Captain, Lieutenants Rice, Nicolle, Buckland, Wilson and Sub-Lieutenant Cary left ship in second steam cutter and whalers on surveying duties.

10.30am: Employed fitting strops for awnings. And span for ship’s sounding gear.

1.00pm: Employed as in forenoon.

4.20pm: Lieutenant Rice returned.

5.25pm: Captain, Lieutenants Wilson and Sub-Lieutenant Cary returned.

6.00pm: Lieutenant Nicolle returned.

6.20pm: Lieutenant Buckland in second steam cutter returned. Drew fires.

6.45pm: Drew fires in first steam cutter.


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14 April 1914

Stanley

Lat -40.7, Long 145.3

4.45am: Lit fires in first steam cutter.

7.30am: Lieutenants Rice, Buckland, Wilson and Sub-Lieutenant Cary landed on surveying duties.

8.30am: Lieutenant Nicolle landed on surveying duties.

9.20am: Captain landed on surveying duties.

10.00am: Employed refitting boat’s falls, painting and as requisite.

11.10am: Lieutenants Rice and Buckland returned.

0.55pm: Lieutenant Wilson returned.

1.00pm: Captain returned.

1.30pm: Employed fitting new sounding strop, painting and as requisite.

2.10pm: Sub-Lieutenant Cary returned.

2.55pm: Lieutenant Nicolle returned

5.00pm: Drew fires in first steam cutter.

5.15pm: Weighed and proceeded.

5.35pm: Circular Head Light S82W 1.5 miles. Shaped course N35W 105 revolutions. Streamed patent log [set at] zero.

5.55pm: Altered course N62W patent log 2.9

8.00pm: Altered course N69W.

8.15pm: Altered course N88W patent log 20.5

8.34pm: Altered course S84W patent log 23.0

9.17pm: Hauled in patent log [showing] 28.0

9.27pm: Stopped.

9.30pm: Came to with Starboard anchor 3 shackles in 9[?] fathoms.


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15 April 1914

Stanley to King Island

Lat -40.2, Long 144.2

[Today’s loss of equipment from a capsized whaler gives some idea of the fairly basic nature of the kit that the Fantome’s crew are using in the course of their surveying work.]

Lost due to capsizing of whaler.

   Anchor boats 30 pounds one in number.

   Marling Spike 9 inch one in number.

   Blocks wood single 4 inch metal sheaves four in number.

   Bottles water one in number: Carrier for one in number.

   Haversacks two in number.

   Hammer flagging Pattern 1378 one in number.

   Hammer claw Pattern 286 one in number.

   Brushes fibre Pattern 60 two in number.

   Crutches gunmetal Pattern 73 five in number.

   Crutch iron one in number.

   Oars fir 16 foot 4.

   Oars fir 15 foot 2.

   Yoke[?] boat gun metal Pattern 1374 one in number.

   Hand lamp Pattern 56 one in number.

   Hand lamp Pattern 330 one in number.

   Robinsons disengaging gear one set.

6.10am: Weighed and proceeded.

6.15am: Shaped Course N7W 135 revolutions

6.49am: Altered course West. Streamed patent log [set to] zero.

7.10am: Altered course N70W.

7.32am: Altered course S65W.

8.25am: Altered course S80W.

8.55am: Courses as requisite.

9.00am: Divisions. Read prayers.

10.00am: Employed making surveying flags, cleaning and painting boats and as requisite.

11.00am: Hauled in patent log.

11.10am: Stopped. Lowered whaler Lieutenant Rice left ship on surveying duties.

12noon: Distance run through the water 70 [miles.]

0.30pm: Lieutenant Rice returned. Hoisted whaler. Proceeded as requisite 135 revolutions.

1.55pm: Stopped. Came to with Starboard anchor 2 shackles in 10 fathoms in Seal Bay. Lieutenant Buckland landed on surveying duties.

2.45pm: Weighed and proceeded as requisite 135 revolutions.

3.30pm: Employed fitting beacon and as requisite.

4.15pm: Stopped. Lowered second whaler. Lieutenant Wilson left ship.

4.30pm: Whaler capsized whilst landing surveying party, boat hauled up on beach, impossible to recover on account of weather.

4.55pm: Came to with Starboard anchor 2 shackles in 11 fathoms. Burned searchlight.

6.55pm: Weighed and proceeded as requisite.

7.15pm: Stopped. Catted anchor.

7.25pm: Proceeded. N85E 80 revolutions. Streamed patent log [set to] zero.

10.00pm: Exercised watch close water tight doors and sea boat’s crew.


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16 April 1914

King Island

Lat -40.1, Long 143.9

2.00am: Exercised sea boat’s crew and watch close water tight doors.

3.00am: Altered course West.

5.32am: Altered course N66E patent log 48.2

6.00am: Altered course West.

6.35am: Increased to 105 revolutions.

7.20am: Bold Head N55W 3 miles. Courses as requisite.

8.30am: Speed as requisite.

9.00am: Hauled in patent log shewing 66.3.

10.00am: Employed marking lead lines, painting, scraping and as requisite.

11.08am: Stopped. Came to with Starboard anchor 4 shackles in 8 fathoms in Seal Bay.

12noon: Distance run through the water 78 miles.

1.45pm: Weighed and proceeded. Course and speed as requisite.

2.00pm: Employed as in forenoon.

5.05pm: Stopped. Came to with Starboard anchor 4 shackles in 10 fathoms in Fitzmaurice Bay.


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17 April 1914

Fitzmaurice Bay, King Island

Lat -40.1, Long 143.9

9.00am: Employed scraping pitch on upper deck, re-marking lead lines and as requisite.

10.00am: Marines at signal exercise.

12noon: Distance run through the water 24 miles

1.00pm: Employed as in forenoon.

6.40pm: Lieutenants Buckland and Wilson and whaler's crew returned from surveying duties.


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18 April 1914

Fitzmaurice Bay, King Island

Lat -40.1, Long 143.9

7.30am: Exercised Fire Stations.

9.30am: Employed cleaning ship throughout.

10.00am: Tested life buoy and found correct.

0.35pm: Weighed and proceeded. Course and speed as requisite.

0.40pm: 130 revolutions.

1.30pm: Making and mending clothes.

2.52pm: Bold Point S86W 1 mile Shaped Course S80E. Streamed patent log [set at] zero.

5.00pm: [Evening] Quarters.

5.10pm: Altered course S63E patent log 20.9

8.48pm: Altered course S31E patent log 55.5

9.38pm: Sighted Circular Head Light S20E patent log 63.8

11.00pm: Circular Head Light abeam 2.3 miles

11.10pm: Altered course S14W patent log 77.2

11.18pm: Courses as requisite. Hauled in patent log shewing 78.0

11.27pm: Stopped.

11.30pm: Came to with Port anchor 21/2 shackles in 51/2 fathoms.


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19 April 1914

Stanley

Lat -40.7, Long 145.3

0.30am: Let fires die out in Number 2 boiler.

4.45am: Lit fires in first steam cutter.

7.10am: Weighed and proceeded as requisite for shifting berth.

7.15am: Came to with Port anchor 21/2 shackles in 51/2 fathoms.

9.30am: Divisions.

10.15am: Performed Divine Service.

12noon: Distance run through the water 102 miles

0.30pm: Gave leave to the Starboard watch till 10pm.

5.00pm: Turned out and lowered second steam cutter.

10.20pm: Drew fires in first steam cutter.


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20 April 1914

Stanley

Lat -40.7, Long 145.3

5.00am: Lit fires in both steam cutters.

7.30am: Captain, Lieutenants Rice, Buckland, Wilson – Sub-Lieutenant Cary landed. Lieutenant Viney in first steam cutter, Lieutenant Nicolle in second steam cutter left ship, all on surveying duties.

8.30am: Lit fires in Number 4 boiler.

9.30am: Employed fitting new hammock cloths, bridge screens and as requisite.

10.00am: Let fires die out in Number 1 boiler.

0.30pm: Employed fitting and painting bridge screens.

5.40pm: Lieutenant Wilson and Lieutenant Nicolle in second steam cutter returned.

6.00pm: Lieutenant Viney in first steam cutter returned.

6.15pm: Captain, Lieutenant Rice and Sub-Lieutenant Cary returned.

6.20pm: Drew fires in and hoisted both steam cutters.

7.15pm: Lieutenant Buckland returned.

10.45pm: Weighed and proceeded. Course as requisite for Perkins Bay.

11.00pm: Streamed patent log [set to] zero. 105 revolutions.


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21 April 1914

Perkins Bay [Tasmania]

Lat -40.8, Long 145.2

[The Fantome appears to have taken shelter in Perkins Bay, which is close to Stanley, due to high winds between midnight and noon that will have been striking her side on if she attempted to hold a course for Melbourne. Her crew’s concern about the weather is demonstrated by their monitoring the air pressure on an hourly basis between 6am and noon. In the early afternoon the Fantome sets out on a dash for Stanley but for an hour between 3.15pm and 4.15pm she is having to keep her head to wind rather than remain on course for her chosen destination.]

1.35am: Hauled in patent log shewing 18.2

1.38am: Stopped. Came to with Port anchor 4 shackles in 41/2 fathoms in Perkins Bay.

2.30am: Set anchor watch.

9.30am: Watch employed securing gear and as requisite.

12noon: Distance run through the water 18 miles

1.25pm: Weighed and proceeded. Course as requisite for Stanley 105 revolutions.

1.30pm: Watch employed as requisite.

3.15pm: Eased to slow speed. Course as requisite for keeping ship head to wind.

3.25pm: [ Left extremity?] Circular Head: S59W 2 miles. Shaped course N6W 105 revolutions. Streamed patent log [set at] zero.

4.00pm: [Evening] Quarters.

4.15pm: Altered course N22W patent log 3.6. Lit fires in Number 2 boiler.

5.30pm: Increased to 130 revolutions.

8.20pm: Reduced to 120 revolutions.

9.40pm: Reduced to 110 revolutions.

10.30pm: Exercised watch close water tight doors and sea boat’s crew.


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22 April 1914

Stanley to Melbourne

Lat -39.4, Long 145.1

[The winds remain high during the morning then fall away during the afternoon. The crew continue to monitor the air pressure on an hourly basis although a full set meteorological readings are only being recorded at watch changes (every four hours apart from a split watch with a handover at 6pm). The Fantome burnt around one half of the coal in her bunkers in the 48 hours ending at noon today leaving her with just 141/2 tons to complete her crossing of the Bass Strait to the Australian mainland.]

2.00am: Exercised watch close water tight doors and sea boats crew.

7.30am: Reduced to 100 revolutions.

9.00am: Watch employed refitting jiggers, fenders and as requisite.

11.05am: Set fore staysail.

12noon: Reset patent log [to] zero.

12noon: Distance run through the water 94 miles

0.42pm: Altered course N30W patent log 3.3.

1.30pm: Watch employed refitting and as requisite.

4.00pm: [Evening] Quarters.

5.30pm: Sighted land ahead.

6.25pm: Sighted Cape Schanck Light N40W. Altered course N57W patent log 34.7

7.30pm: Took in fore staysail.

8.00pm: Increased to 130 revolutions.

8.19pm: Altered course N61W patent log 46.3

9.34pm: Cape Schanck Light abeam 3.8 miles. Patent log 57.4

9.53pm: Sighted Point Lonsdale Light N43W Patent log 60.2

10.54pm: Altered course N38W patent log 69.2

11.20pm: Courses as requisite for entering Port Philip.


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23 April 1914

Melbourne

Lat -37.9, Long 144.9

0.30am: Courses as requisite for passing through West Channel.

0.44am: West Channel Pile Light S80W 0.7 miles. Shaped course N13E patent log 87.2

1.45am: Sighted Gellibrand Light N9E patent log 96.5

2.00am: Exercised watch close water tight doors and sea boat’s crew.

2.30am: Altered course N8E patent log 103.2

2.45am: Courses as requisite 150 revolutions.

3.00am: Hauled in patent log 106.9.

3.05am: Stopped. Came to with Port anchor 21/2 shackles in 4 fathoms.

4.00am: Let fires die out in Number 2 boiler.

4.30am: Found in harbour H.M.A. Ships ‘Melbourne’ and ‘Parramatta’.

5.30am: Employed preparing ship for coaling.

7.05am: Weighed and proceeded. Course and speed as requisite.

7.32am: Stopped. Came to with Port anchor 2 shackles in 31/2 fathoms.

8.00am: Lit fires in first steam cutter.

9.00am: Employed preparing ship for coaling and as requisite.

10.30am: H.M.A.S. ‘Parramatta’ proceeded.

12noon: Distance run through the water 107 miles.

Draught of water.

                   ft  in

   Forward 10   0

   Aft          10   6

1.45pm: Coal lighter secured alongside. Veered to 3 shackles.

2.15pm: Commenced coaling.

2.30pm: Employed coaling ship.

6.00pm: Finished coaling. Received 73 tons.

6.20pm: Coal lighter cast off.

11.45pm: Drew fires in first steam launch.


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24 April 1914

Melbourne to Sydney

Lat -38.6, Long 144.9

4.30am: Lit fires in Numbers 1 and 2 boilers.

6.45am: Weighed and proceeded. Courses and speed as requisite.

7.00am: Gellibrand Light House S59W 3 cables. Shaped course S13W 140 revolutions.

8.43am: Altered course S20W.

9.05am: West Channel Pile Light S49W. Courses as requisite for passing through West Channel and Port Philip heads.

10.10am: Beacon Rock N52E 0.5 miles. Shaped course S36E. Streamed patent log [set to] zero.

10.15am: Set fore staysail.

10.30am: Employed cleaning ship. Lit fires in Number 3 boiler.

11.30am: Increasing to 165 revolutions.

11.42am: Cape Schanck Light House abeam 4.7 miles patent log 15.5 altered course S68E.

11.55am: Hauled in and cleaned patent log shewing 18.6.

12noon: Re-set and streamed patent log.

12noon: Distance run through the water 50 miles

1.00pm: Employed painting hammock cloths, steam boats and as requisite.

4.00pm: [Evening] Quarters.

4.15pm: Cape Liptrap Light House abeam 4 miles.

4.24pm: Altered course S56E patent log 50.7

5.11pm: Sighted Citadel Island Light East.

5.18pm: Altered course S70E patent log 62.0

5.54pm: Citadel Island Light abeam 3.2 miles

6.00pm: Altered course N78E.

6.05pm: Took in fore staysail.

6.27pm: Altered course N65E patent log 74.3

6.48pm: Sighted Cliffy Island Light N40E.

6.57pm: Altered course N54E patent log 78.9

7.00pm: Easing to 90 revolutions.

8.15pm: Set fore staysail.

9.10pm: Cliffy Island Light abeam 5.5 miles patent log 96.9

9.15pm: Increasing to 165 revolutions.

10.30pm: Exercised watch close water tight doors and sea boat’s crew.


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25 April 1914

Melbourne to Sydney

Lat -37.5, Long 150.1

2.00am: Exercised watch close water tight doors and sea boat's crew.

6.30am: Sun rose by compass N64E. Deviation 1oW.

9.05am: Altered course N32E patent log 257.9

9.30am: Employed cleaning ship and painting steam boats.

10.00am: Tested life buoy and found correct.

10.18am: Sighted Gabo Island Light House N9E.

11.25am: Gabo Island Light House abeam 5.8 miles Altered course N1E patent log 265.0

12noon: Re-set patent log [to] zero.

12noon: Distance run through the water 271 miles

0.03pm: Sighted Green Cape Light House N15W.

1.15pm: Green Cape Light House abeam 5 miles Altered course N2W patent log 14.3

2.30pm: Making and mending clothes.

4.37pm: Sighted Montague Island Light House N19W patent log 54.1

4.46pm: Took in fore staysail.

5.00pm: Evening Quarters.

6.09pm: Montague Island Light abeam 6 miles. Altered course N13E patent log 72.0

9.30pm: Exercised watch close water tight doors and sea boat’s crew.

11.04pm: Sighted Perpendicular Head Light N7W.


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26 April 1914

Sydney

Lat -33.86, Long 151.23

1.03am: Perpendicular Head Light abeam 6.8 miles patent log 149.7

1.30am: Exercised watch close water tight doors and sea boat’s crew.

2.25am: Altered course N4E patent log 163.5

3.15am: Kiama Light abeam 11 miles.

5.20am: Sighted Outer South Head Light N5W.

6.00am: Lit fires in first steam cutter.

7.25am: Altered course N34E patent log 22.0

7.40am: Hornby Light N85W 0.8 miles

7.45am: Courses as requisite for entering harbour.

7.55am: Hauled in patent log shewing 226.8

8.05am: Reduced to 120 revolutions.

8.20am: Stopped. Secured to Number 5 buoy Farm Cove. Found in harbour H.M.A. Ships Australia (flag), Encounter, Yarra and Parramatta.

9.55am: Divisions.

10.00am: Let fires die out in all boilers.

10.10am: Sent Church of England party and Roman Catholics to H.M.A.S. Australia.

11.30am: Church parties returned.

12noon: Distance travelled through the water 232 miles

0.30pm: Gave leave to the Port watch till 6.45 am.

5.00pm: Evening Quarters.

11.45pm: Drew fires in first steam cutter.


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27 April 1914

Sydney

Lat -33.86, Long 151.23

5.00am: Lit fires in first steam cutter.

6.00am: Employed turning out and lowering second steam cutter.

9.00am: Discharged one Able Bodied Seaman to St Vincent’s hospital.

10.30am: Employed cleaning down aloft, painting boats, and as requisite.

1.00pm: Employed hoisting out sailing cutter’s after davit and preparing ship for coaling.

4.00pm: Gave leave to the Starboard watch till 6.30 am.

4.35pm: Coal lighter secured alongside.

11.45pm: Drew fires in first steam cutter.


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28 April 1914

Sydney

Lat -33.86, Long 151.23

3.30am: Lit fires in Number 4 boiler.

4.45am: Lit fires in first steam cutter.

6.00am: Lit fires in second steam cutter.

7.30am: Commenced coaling.

8.00am: Lieutenants Nicolle and Buckland in second steam cutter left ship on surveying duties.

10.00am: Employed coaling ship.

1.00pm: Employed coaling ship.

3.25pm: Finished coaling. Received 151 tons.

4.00pm: Lieutenants Nicolle and Buckland in second steam cutter returned. Drew fires. Coal Lighter cast off. Let fires die out in Number 4 boiler.

5.00pm: Employed cleaning ship.

5.30pm: Gave leave to the Port watch till 6.45 am.

11.40pm: Drew fires in first steam cutter.


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29 April 1914

Sydney

Lat -33.86, Long 151.23

4.45am: Lit fires in first steam cutter.

6.00am: Lit fires in second steam cutter.

8.00am: Lieutenants Nicolle and Buckland in second steam cutter left ship on surveying duties.

10.00am: Employed cleaning ship throughout.

10.30am: Marines at small arm drill.

1.00pm: Paid monthly advance to Ship’s Company. Gave leave to the Starboard watch till 7am Saturday.

2.00pm: Employed cleaning paintwork, returning stores and as requisite.

2.40pm: Lieutenants Nicolle and Buckland in second steam cutter returned. Drew fires [in second steam cutter].

10.30pm: Drew fires in first steam cutter.


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30 April 1914

Sydney

Lat -33.86, Long 151.23

4.45am: Lit fires in first steam cutter.

6.15am: Lit fires in second steam cutter.

8.00am: Lieutenant Wilson and Sub-Lieutenant Cary in second steam cutter left ship on surveying duties.

10.00am: Employed drawing awnings and stores.

11.45am: Lieutenant Wilson and Sub-Lieutenant Cary returned in second steam cutter. Drew fires [in second steam cutter].

0.30pm: Employed drawing Boatswain’s and Engineer’s stores, fitting new Quarter Deck awning and as requisite.

10.30pm: Drew fires in first steam cutter.


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LOGS FOR MAY 1914


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[This copy log is in a different hand to the original log.

The copy is missing the initials of the officers of the watch who checked the original log and the evidence of any corrections that the Captain and officers of the watch may have made to log entries.]



H.M.S. Fantome

COPY OF LOG

Month of May 1914

Certified as a true copy of the original log by R Viney, Navigating Officer.


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Table of fuel consumption data as determined by experiment between 1st and 30th June 1903

[Details omitted as not part of the ongoing operations of the Fantome.]


Note of ‘Ordinary speed or consumption exceeded’. One instance:

Date: 25 May;

Number of hours exceeded: 91/2

Distance run per hour/average/knots: 10

Coal expended for all purposes per hour/average/knots: 0.83

Distance run per ton of coal/average/knots: 14.7

Reasons for exceeding: Desired to arrive at Hannibal Islands before dark in order to assist refloating of Waipari

Report submitted to: Senior Naval Officer, New Zealand Division.

Report signed off by: F.A. Reyne, Lieutenant Commander 1st June 1914


Attached ‘Remarks of Engineer Commander’ Dated 4 July. “No remarks” signed Lieutenant Wilson.


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1 May 1914

Sydney

Lat -33.86, Long 151.23

4.45am: Lit fires in first steam cutter.

8.30am: One Chief Shipwright and one Officers Steward Third Class joined ship from England.

10.00am: Employed painting ship and as requisite.

1.00pm: Employed as in forenoon.

6.20pm: One Leading Seaman re-joined ship from Hospital.

10.30pm: Drew fires in first steam cutter.


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2 May 1914

Sydney

Lat -33.86, Long 151.23

4.45am: Lit fires in first steam cutter.

9.00am: Employed painting and cleaning ship.

10.30am: Test Life Buoy and found correct.

0.30pm: Gave leave to Port watch till 6.45 AM Tuesday.

2.00pm: Making and mending clothes.

10.30pm: Drew fires in first steam cutter.


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3 May 1914

Sydney

Lat -33.86, Long 151.23

5.30am: Lit fires in first steam cutter.

9.30am: Divisions.

10.00am: Sent Church of England and Roman Catholic church parties to Flagship.

11.00am: Church parties returned.

10.30pm: Drew fires in first steam cutter.


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4 May 1914

Sydney

Lat -33.86, Long 151.23

5.00am: Lit fires in first steam cutter.

7.30am: Exercised Fire Stations.

8.45am: Read Warrant Number 32

10.00am: Employed cleaning holds and replacing sailing cutter’s davits.

1.30pm: Employed cleaning holds.

10.20pm: Drew fires in first steam cutter.


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5 May 1914

Sydney

Lat -33.86, Long 151.23

4.45am: Lit fires in first steam cutter.

9.00am: Employed drawing stores from Dockyard, painting boats davits and refitting dressing lines.

1.00pm: Employed re-stowing holds, striking down canteen gear and drawing stores.

4.00pm: Gave leave to Starboard watch till 6.45 AM.

10.30pm: Drew fires in first steam cutter.


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6 May 1914

Sydney

Lat -33.86, Long 151.23

4.45am: Lit fires in first steam cutter.

6.00am: Lit fires in second steam cutter.

7.15am: Landed Port watch in Victualling Yard to draw provisions.

8.00am: Dressed ship overall. Lieutenant[s] Buckland and Wilson left ship in second steam cutter on surveying duties.

10.30am: Employed provisioning ship.

1.00pm: Employed as in forenoon.

2.35pm: Lieutenants Buckland and Wilson in second steam cutter returned. Drew fires [in second steam cutter].

5.00pm: Gave leave to Port watch till 6.45 AM.

5.10pm: Undressed ship.

6.45pm: Watch employed striking down provisions.

10.30pm: Drew fires in first steam cutter.


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7 May 1914

Sydney

Lat -33.86, Long 151.23

4.45am: Lit fires in first steam cutter.

9.00am: Employed securing boats, painting second whaler, striking down canteen stores, and as requisite.

0.30pm: Two Able Bodied Seamen and Three Stokers joined ship from Civil Prison.

2.00pm: Employed fitting awning lacings and preparing ship for sea.

5.00pm: Read Warrant Number 33.

5.10pm: Discharged Ships Steward’s Assistant to H.M.A.S. Penguin for passage to ‘Pyramus’.

10.30pm: Drew fires in first steam cutter.


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8 May 1914

Sydney to Townsville

Lat -33.7, Long 151.5

4.30am: Lit fires in Number 1 boiler.

5.00am: Lit fires in first steam cutter.

6.00am: Employed preparing ship for sea.

6.30am: Lit fires in Number 2 and 3 boilers.

9.15am: Discharged 1 Officers Steward Second Class to shore. Hoisted and drew fires in first steam cutter.

9.45am: Slipped and proceeded. Course as requisite for leaving harbour.

9.56am: 130 revolutions.

10.25am: Hornby Light House S76E 2 miles Shaped course N31E. Streamed patent log [set to] zero.

11.00am: Employed securing small gear and as requisite. Barranjoey Light House abeam 9.4 miles

12noon: Re-set patent log [to] zero.

12noon: Distance travelled through the water 19 miles

1.10pm: Sighted Norah Head Light House N16W.

1.30pm: Watch Employed cleaning boats and as requisite.

2.21pm: Norah Head Light House abeam 10.1 miles

3.44pm: Sighted Nobby[s] Head Light House N25W.

4.00pm: [Evening] Quarters. Exercised fire stations.

5.50pm: Sighted Stephen Point Light [Point Stephens lighthouse] North.

7.25pm: Stephens Point Light [Point Stephens lighthouse] abeam 6.8 miles.

7.34pm: Altered course N38E patent log 65.0

7.51pm: Sighted Sugarloaf Light N15E

10.23pm: Sugarloaf Light abeam 10.8 miles Altered course N9E patent log 88.1

11.00pm: Exercised watch close water tight doors and sea boats crew


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9 May 1914

Sydney to Townsville

Lat -31.0, Long 153.2

[The South Head Light referred to in the 11.45pm entry has now been replaced by the Clarence River lighthouse but the original building can still be seen in the Google Maps satellite photograph of its location.]

1.50am: Sighted Crowdy Head Light N18W.

2.30am: Exercised watch close water tight doors and sea boats crew.

4.07am: Crowdy Head Light abeam 9.2 miles

5.30am: Sighted Tacking Point Light N13W

7.25am: Tacking Point Light abeam 6.2 miles

7.30am: Altered course N4E patent log 167.0

9.00am: Employed cleaning ship throughout.

10.00am: Test life buoy and found correct.

12noon: Reset patent log [to] zero.

12noon: Distance travelled through the water 209 miles

0.08pm: Smoky Point Light House [Smoky Cape lighthouse] abeam 4.8 miles

1.30pm: Making and mending clothes.

3.50pm: Sighted South Solitary Island Light House N10W

5.00pm: Evening Quarters.

5.45pm: South Solitary Island Light abeam 3.4 miles

5.55pm: Altered course N17E patent log 53.3

6.40pm: Sighted North Solitary Island

8.00pm: North Solitary Island abeam 4.5 miles Altered course N5E

9.15pm: Hauled in and cleaned patent log

9.21pm: Streamed patent log shewing 81.4

10.30pm: Exercised watch close water tight doors and sea boats crew.

11.35pm: Sighted South Head Light [Yamba lighthouse] N80W.


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10 May 1914

Sydney to Townsville

Lat -27.9, Long 153.8

1.30am: Exercised watch close water tight doors and sea boats crew

3.00am: Sighted Cape Byron Light N13W

3.40am: Sighted North Head Light NW

4.28am: Altered course N10E patent log 45.3

5.20am: Set fore staysail

6.09am: Cape Byron Light abeam 9.4 miles

6.18am: Altered course North patent log 160.8

9.30am: Divisions.

9.57am: Altered course N9W patent log 196.6

10.15am: Performed Divine Service

12noon: Re-set patent log [to] zero.

12noon: Distance run through the water 216 miles

4.24pm: Sighted Cape Moreton Light House N62W

4.28pm: Altered course N17W patent log 40.9

5.00pm: Evening Quarters.

6.21pm: Cape Moreton Light abeam 15.5 miles (patent log [reads] 58.7)

10.00pm: Exercised close water tight doors and sea boats crew


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11 May 1914

Sydney to Townsville

Lat -24.6, Long 153.4

1.22am: Sighted Double Island [Point] Light N81W

2.35am: Double Island [Point] Light abeam 21 miles

2.40am: Altered course N14W patent log 134.4

3.00am: Exercised sea boats crew and watch close water tight doors.

7.00am: Sighted Indian Head N31W

9.00am: Sighted Sandy Cape Light House N44W Altered course N11W Divisions

10.00am: Employed refitting coaling whips, cleaning boats and as requisite.

11.00am: Able Bodied Seamen at small arm drill

11.25am: Sandy Cape Light House abeam 12 miles

12noon: Re-set patent log [to] zero.

12noon: Distance run through the water 221 miles

1.00pm: Altered course N31W

3.00pm: Altered course West

3.30pm: Employed refitting whips and cleaning boats.

4.00pm: [Evening] Quarters

4.30pm: Exercised Collision Stations and Stations for Abandon Ship.

4.55pm: Sighted Lady Elliot Island Light S85W Altered course S75W patent log 44.6

6.00pm: Altered course N80W

6.05pm: Took in fore staysail.

6.12pm: Hauled in patent log shewing 54.2

6.21pm: Streamed patent log shewing 55.0

9.00pm: Sighted Cape Bustard [Bustard Head] Light S84W

10.30pm: Exercised watch close water tight doors and sea boats crew

11.29pm: Cape Bustard [Bustard Head] Light abeam 6.2 miles Altered course N75W patent log 103.0


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12 May 1914

Sydney to Townsville

Lat -22.8, Long 150.8

0.25am: Sighted Gatcombe Point Light.

1.40am: Altered course N28W patent log 124.2

1.45am: Sighted Cape Capricorn Light

2.30am: Exercised watch close water tight doors and sea boats crew.

4.08am: Cape Capricorn Light abeam 6.9 miles

4.18am: Altered course N42W patent log 149.9

6.26am: Altered course N32W patent log 169.9

6.35am: Barren Island abeam 3 miles

9.00am: Altered course N24W Divisions Read prayers

9.47am: Cape Manifold abeam 2.5 miles

10.30am: Employed scraping and painting, remarking lead lines and cleaning fresh water tanks.

12noon: Altered course N48W. Re-set patent log [to] zero.

12noon: Distance run through the water 223 miles

2.25pm: Altered course N56W patent log 23.1

2.42pm: Steep Island abeam 2.5 miles

3.00pm: Watch employed as in forenoon

4.00pm: Sighted Pine Island [Pine Islet] Light House N41W

5.00pm: Evening Quarters

5.38pm: Altered course N35W patent log 54.4

5.50pm: Pine Island [Pine Islet] Light abeam 3 miles

6.33pm: Altered course N56W patent log 62.9

8.30pm: Altered course N50W patent log 81.1

10.42pm: Sighted Flat Topped Island [Flat Top Island] Light S83W

11.00pm: Exercised watch close water tight doors and sea boats crew.

11.37pm: Altered course NW patent log 110.7

12Midnight: Flat Topped [Flat Top] Island Light abeam 13 miles


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13 May 1914

Sydney to Townsville

Lat -19.8, Long 148.4

0.20am: Altered course N40W patent log 117.3

0.45am: Reduced to 80 revolutions

0.48am: Altered course N62W patent log 121.9

2.00am: Exercised watch close water tight doors and sea boats crew

4.20am: Altered course N24W patent log 143.0 Hauled in and cleaned patent log.

4.25am: Streamed patent log 143.6

4.55am: Sighted Dent Island Light N21W

6.00am: Increased to 130 revolutions

6.35am: Altered course N32W patent log 159.0

6.55am: Dent Island Light House abeam 7 cables

8.15am: Altered course N50W patent log 176.0

9.00am: Divisions. Read prayers.

9.54am: Altered course N63W patent log 191.7

10.30am: Employed marking lead lines, refitting boats gear, fitting windsails[?] and as requisite

11.30am: 8 Seamen at Rifle drill.

12noon: Distance travelled through the water 212 miles

1.00pm: Watch employed painting and marking lead lines

3.00pm: Cape Upstart abeam 13.3 miles

5.13pm: Sighted Cape Bowling Green Light House N83W

5.16pm: Altered course N58W patent log 51.5

6.20pm: Cape Bowling Green Light abeam 41/2 Altered course N74W patent log 61.8

7.09pm: Sighted Cape Cleveland Light S88W

8.00pm: Altered course S85W.

9.15pm: Cape Cleveland Light abeam 2 miles Courses as requisite for making anchorage. Patent log 89.6

10.00pm: Hauled in patent log 97.6

10.30pm: Stopped. Came to with starboard anchor 11/2 shackles in 41/2 fathoms

11.30pm: Let fires die out in Number 1 boiler.


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14 May 1914

Townsville to Thursday Island

Lat -19.2, Long 146.8

[The North Barnard Light referred to in entries at the end of the day appears to have been removed at some point in the 20th Century. However, the website of the Queensland Maritime Museum does refer to a light pedestal in its collection believed to have been part of this light.]

Draught of water.

                  ft    in

   Forward 10   9

   Aft          11   6

4.45am: Lit fires in first steam cutter

6.00am: Employed turning out and lowering first steam cutter

7.00am: Lit fires in Number 4 boiler

9.00am: Employed cleaning ship and as requisite

11.20am: Weighed and proceeded as requisite

11.27am: Stopped Drew fires in and hoisted first steam cutter

11.37am: Courses as requisite for "fixing" buoy etc

12noon: Distance run through the water 100 miles

0.10pm: Proceeded. Courses as requisite 130 revolutions

0.30pm: Bremner Point N35W 1mile Shaped Course N50E Streamed patent log [set at] zero

0.53pm: Altered course N27W patent log 3.4

1.30pm: Employed painting inboard and refitting ship’s sounding gear

3.25pm: Altered course N38W patent log 28.0

4.00pm: [Evening] Quarters.

6.14pm: Altered course N36W patent log 54.1

8.00pm: Altered course N21W patent log 71.3

8.51pm: Sighted North Barnard Light N26W patent log 79.2

10.37pm: Altered course N15W patent log 96.2

11.03pm: North Barnard Light abeam 1.7 miles patent log 100.3

11.30pm: Exercised watch close water tight doors and sea boat’s crew


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15 May 1914

Townsville to Thursday Island

Lat -15.7, Long 145.4

[There is an error in the noon position recorded for this day. Longitude 144.4 is well inland so it is an impossible position for the Fantome. Consequently, the longitude recorded above has been modified to 145.4 as this places the Fantome between the coast and Great Barrier Reef while being consistent with the 0.30pm observation of the Archer Point Lighthouse. The Cairns Light referred to in the 4.25am entry is a mystery. The editor has been unable to find any reference to a light with this name.]

1.51am: Russell Island abeam 2 miles

2.00am: Altered course N25W

2.30am: Exercised watch close water tight doors and sea boats crew.

3.55am: North extreme of Fitzroy Island abeam 1.3 miles Altered course N58W patent log 148.3

4.25am: Sighted Cairns Light S89W

4.30am: Altered course S85W patent log 154.1

5.00am: Altered course N35W

6.00am: Increased to 140 revolutions

6.40am: Sun rose by compass N65.4E Deviation 1/4' East

7.10am: Sighted Low Island Light N46W

8.15am: Low Island Light House abeam 2 miles Altered course N20W patent log 190.9

9.00am: Divisions. Read prayers.

9.10am: Increased to 150 revolutions.

10.30am: Lit fires in Number 1 boiler. Employed swaying aloft and securing bamboo topmast to mainmast. Able Seamen at rifle drill.

10.50am: Altered course N31W patent log 219.8

11.48am: Altered course N7W patent log 230.9

12noon: Altered course N4W. Increased to 160 revolutions Re-set patent log [to] zero.

12noon: Distance run through the water 236 miles

0.30pm: Archer Point light house abeam 2.8 miles

2.10pm: Cape Bedford abeam 2.5 miles Altered course North patent log 25.7

2.48pm: Altered course N16W patent log 32.9 Low Wooded Island abeam 9 cables

3.00pm: Watch employed working about boats, spreading awnings and as requisite

3.30pm: Altered course N45W patent log 40.1

4.00pm: [Evening] Quarters

4.12pm: Altered course N56W patent log 48.6

5.13pm: Altered course N51W patent log 60.3

6.25pm: Altered course N67W patent log 74.0 Reduced to 130 revolutions.

7.30pm: Hauled in patent log shewing 87.0

7.35pm: Stopped [engines]

7.40pm: Came to with Starboard anchor 3 shackles in 9 fathoms


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16 May 1914

Townsville to Thursday Island

Lat -13.2, Long 143.6

[The Claremont Light Vessel that the Fantome went to communicate with has an interesting history. The local newspapers from Brisbane and Townsville on 22 January 1908 reported that a passing vessel had discovered that there were no crew aboard and that a whale boat was missing. A relief crew was rushed out in a fast sailing vessel from Cooktown while the fate of the missing crewmen was investigated. (See the full story on trove.nla.gov.au).]

0.55am: Weighed and proceeded.

1.07am: Shaped course M67W 130 revolutions. Streamed patent log [set to] zero.

1.15am: Altered course N33W patent log 1.8

1.52am: Barrow Island abeam 1.4 miles

2.05am: Sighted Pipon Island Light [Wharton Reef lighthouse] N50W.

2.40am: Altered course N45W patent log 15.2

2.57am: Altered course N62W patent log 18.2

3.25am: Pipon Island Light [Wharton Reef light house] abeam 0.5 miles Altered course S81W patent log 23.7

3.30am: Exercised watch close water tight doors and sea boats crew.

4.35am: Increased to 160 revolutions.

4.45am: Altered course N43W patent log 35.9

5.00am: Altered course S85W

6.18am: Dhee Reef Beacon abeam 1.4 miles

7.00am: Eff Reef Beacon abeam 2 miles Altered course N44W.

8.00am: Altered course N28W

8.27am: Altered course N4W patent log 78.1

9.25am: Sighted Claremont Light Vessel N16W Altered course N16W patent log 91.6

10.25am: Course and speed as requisite for communicating with Claremont Light Vessel. Patent log 103.4.

10.46am: Claremont Light Vessel abeam two cables Course N7W 160 revolutions. Patent log 104.4. Employed replacing bamboo topmast to mainmast and cleaning ship. Tested life buoy and found correct.

11.45am: Altered course N33W patent log 115.2

12noon: Reset patent log [to] zero.

12noon: Distance run through the water 205 miles

0.23pm: Altered course N3W patent log 5.4 miles

1.00pm: Altered course N12W.

2.00pm: Cape Direction abeam 2.5 miles

2.10pm: Altered course N32W patent log 25

2.30pm: Making and mending clothes.

3.10pm: Restoration Rock abeam 0.6 miles

5.00pm: [Evening] Quarters. Altered course N27W

5.15pm: Piper Light Vessel abeam 3 cables Altered course N12W patent log 63.7

6.00pm: Emn Reef[?] Beacon N50E 1.3 miles

6.39pm: Altered course North patent log 78.3 Clerke Island abeam 7 cables

6.45pm: Nob Island abeam 2.1 miles Altered course N48W patent log 79.6

7.00pm: Reduced to 130 revolutions.

9.13pm: Hauled in patent log 104.0

9.15pm: Stopped.

9.17pm: Came to with Starboard anchor 4 shackles in 141/2 fathoms.


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17 May 1914

Townsville to Thursday Island

Lat -10.7, Long 142.6

[There has to be something wrong with the patent log reading for 9.09am. It simply does not fit the series!]

6.10am: Weighed and proceeded.

6.20am: Shaped course N42W. Streamed patent log [set to] zero.

6.30am: Increased to 160 revolutions

6.45am: Altered course N5W patent log 4.8

7.39am: Altered course N39W patent log 14.6

7.50am: Altered course N21W patent log 16.6

9.09am: Altered course N32W patent log 3.1

9.30am: Divisions

10.30am: Performed Divine Service.

10.55am: Altered course N60W patent log 48.0

11.12am: Altered course N27W patent log 50.6

11.30am: Mai Island [Marker?] N23W 3.3 miles Courses as requisite for passing through Albany Passage patent log 52.2

12noon: Re-set patent log [to] zero.

12noon: Distance run through the water 162 miles

0.16pm: York Island summit N77W 2.7 miles Shaped course N67W patent log 2.5

1.20pm: Sighted Goode Island Light House S89W.

1.32pm: Number IV Tuesday Islet N59W 2.7 miles Courses as requisite for passing through Flinders passage and Normanby Sound. Patent log 15.8

3.31pm: Stopped.

3.32pm: Came to at Thursday Island anchorage with Port anchor 2 shackles in 31/2 fathoms.

4.30pm: Let fires die out in Numbers 1, 2 and 4 boilers

5.00pm: Evening quarters

5.30pm: Gave leave to Starboard watch till 10pm

Draught of water.

                  ft    in

   Forward 10   5

   Aft          11   0


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18 May 1914

Thursday Island

Lat -10.6, Long 142.2

4.30am: Lit fires in both steam cutters

7.15am: Lieutenant Buckland and Sub-Lieutenant Cary in first steam cutter and Lieutenant Wilson in second steam cutter left ship on surveying duties

10.00am: Employed cleaning paintwork and brightwork and fitting forecastle awning

12noon: Distance run through the water 35 miles

1.00pm: Employed fitting sweep and preparing ship for coaling.

5.40pm: Lieutenant Buckland and Sub-Lieutenant Cary in first steam cutter returned. Drew fires.

6.00pm: Lieutenant Wilson in second steam cutter returned. Drew fires.


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19 May 1914

Thursday Island

Lat -10.6, Long 142.2

4.45am: Lit fires in both steam cutters Lit fires in Number 4 boiler

6.45am: Weighed and proceeded Course and speed as requisite for proceeding alongside pier

7.15am: Secured alongside pier.

7.20am: Lieutenant Buckland and Sub-Lieutenant Cary in second steam cutter left ship on surveying duties

8.15am: Lieutenant Wilson in first steam cutter left ship on surveying duties.

8.30am: Commenced coaling

10.25am: Stopped coaling

10.30am: Cast off from pier Course and speed as requisite for anchoring

10.37am: Stopped. Came to with Port anchor 11/2 shackles in 41/2 fathoms

1.05pm: Weighed and proceeded. Course and speed for proceeding alongside pier

2.10pm: Secured alongside pier.

2.20pm: Recommenced coaling

3.25pm: Lieutenant Buckland and Sub-Lieutenant Cary returned in second steam cutter. Lieutenant Wilson returned in first steam cutter Drew fires [in first steam cutter]

6.00pm: Employed coaling ship

9.30pm: Drew fires in second steam cutter

11.10pm: Finished coaling. Received 163 tons

Draught of water.

                  ft   in

   Forward 11   9

   Aft          11   6


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20 May 1914

Thursday Island

Lat -10.6, Long 142.2

[The destination given on this page details the surveying ground as being “14’ East of Booby Island”.]

5.15am: Lit fires in second steam cutter

7.00am: Cast off from pier Course and speed as requisite for anchoring.

7.20am: Stopped. Came to with Port anchor 11/2 shackles in 3 fathoms

9.00am: Employed cleaning ship.

11.20am: Lieutenant Buckland in second steam cutter left ship on surveying duties.

11.50am: Weighed and proceeded. Course and speed as requisite for leaving harbour

0.20pm: Stopped. Lieutenant Buckland in second steam cutter returned. Hoisted same.

0.35pm: Proceeded 110 revolutions Course as requisite

0.58pm: Goode Island Light House N73E 2.3 miles Shaped course N85W

1.35pm: Altered course S73W

2.43pm: Stopped. Lowered second steam cutter. Lieutenant Wilson landed at Booby Island Light House on surveying duties.

3.46pm: Weighed and proceeded. Course as requisite 110 revolutions

5.40pm: Stopped. Dropped beacon

5.50pm: Came to with Port anchor 11/2 shackles in 81/2 fathoms Hoisted and drew fires in second steam cutter


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21 May 1914

Surveying Ground

Lat -10.6, Long 141.7

4.45am: Lit fires in both steam cutters.

7.00am: Lieutenant Buckland in second steam cutter left ship on surveying duties.

7.10am: Shortened in to 11/2 shackles.

7.40am: Weighed and proceeded. Course and speed as requisite.

9.05am: Stopped. Dropped beacon.

9.10am: Proceeded.

9.20am: Stopped. Lowered first steam cutter. Lieutenant Nicolle left ship on surveying duties

10.00am: Stopped. Dropped beacon.

10.10am: Proceeded Course and speed as requisite

11.00am: Employed rigging and hoisting out beacons and as requisite.

2.30pm: Lieutenant Nicolle returned in second steam cutter

3.00pm: Employed cleaning ship, rigging “sweeping” gear and as requisite

3.30pm: Courses and speed as requisite for surveying

6.10pm: Stopped. Came to with Port anchor 2 shackles in 81/2 fathoms.

6.15pm: Lieutenant Buckland in second steam cutter returned. Drew fires in and hoisted both steam cutters


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22 May 1914

Surveying Ground

Lat -10.6, Long 141.7
4.45am: Lit fires in both steam cutters

7.00am: Lieutenant Nicolle in first steam cutter, Lieutenant Buckland in second steam cutter left ship on surveying duties.

7.05am: Weighed and proceeded. Course and speed as requisite.

8.45am: Put over “sweep” commenced sounding

10.00am: Employed sounding, scrubbing canvas gear and as requisite.

1.00pm: Employed sounding and scrubbing small gear

6.30pm: Finished sounding. Hoisted in "sweep"

6.32pm: Came to with Port anchor 2 shackles in 9 fathoms Lieutenant Nicolle in first steam cutter and Lieutenant Buckland in second steam cutter returned. Drew fires in and hoisted both boats


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23 May 1914

Surveying Ground to Thursday Island

Lat -10.6, Long 141.7

4.45am: Lit fires in both steam cutters

6.55am: Lieutenant Buckland in second steam cutter left ship on surveying duties. Sub-Lieutenant Cary in first steam cutter left ship for Thursday Island

7.00am: Weighed and proceeded. Course and speed as requisite for sweeping.

7.25am: Put over sweep. Commenced sounding

9.30am: Employed cleaning ship

10.00am: Test life buoy and found correct

11.30am: Finished sounding. Hoisted in sweep. Lieutenant Buckland in second steam cutter returned Drew fires and hoisted same

0.05pm: Proceeded with diving lugger in tow Course as requisite for Thursday Island 110 revolutions.

2.00pm: Making and mending clothes

2.21pm: Booby Island Light House abeam (S5E) 1.7 miles

4.50pm: Stopped. Cast off tow.

5.00pm: Came to with Port anchor 11/2 shackles in 4 fathoms. Lieutenant Wilson and Sub-Lieutenant Cary returned in first steam cutter

5.10pm: Gave leave to Starboard watch till 6.45am Let fires die out in Numbers 3 and 4 boilers

10.30pm: Drew fires in first steam cutter


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24 May 1914

Thursday Island

Lat -10.6, Long 142.2

4.30am: Lit fires in first steam cutter

9.30am: Divisions

10.40am: Performed Divine Service

0.30pm: Gave leave to Port watch till 6.45am

5.00pm: Evening quarters

10.45pm: Drew fires in first steam cutter


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25 May 1914

Thursday Island to Hannibal Islands

Lat -10.5, Long 142.4

[The grounding of the SS Waipara is reported in the local papers from Queensland. You can find more by searching the Trove site for ‘Waipara May 1914’. It seems that she was carrying around 320 immigrants to Queensland. While she was not reported as being in immediate danger, this log page suggests that someone in authority saw it as important to get the Waipara re-floated promptly. This is also the day when the Fantome exceeded her usual operating engine speeds. This incident may also be the reason for the source document that is used here being a ‘Copy Log’. If there had been an enquiry into the grounding and the events surrounding the subsequent re-floating of the Waipara then it is possible that the original log was submitted to the enquiry and never returned to the Royal Navy.

The newspaper reports give the Waipara’s position as ‘the Annibal Island Reef’ – an interesting difference in spelling.

Readers who are not familiar with the conventions of rope work are reminded that ropes and wires are specified by their circumference and not their diameter. This means that a 31/2-inch wire is approximately 2.5cm in diameter, which is nothing like as massive as you might think.]

4.45am: Lit fires in first steam cutter

6.00am: Lit fires in Numbers 1, 2, 3 and 4 boilers.

9.20am: Weighed and proceeded. Course as requisite for leaving harbour and Normanby Sound 160 revolutions

10.10am: Streamed patent log [set to] zero.

10.30am: Employed rigging towing span and preparing ship for towing

11.47am: Ince Point S83W 2.2 miles Shaped course S65E patent log 18.7

12noon: Re-set patent log [to] zero

12noon: Distance run through the water 23 miles

1.25pm: Sextant Rock S61W 0.7 miles. Courses as requisite for proceeding through Albany Passage patent log 5.0

2.10pm: Ariel Bank N70W 2 miles Shaped course S29E patent log 24.8

2.20pm: Altered course S43E patent log 28.0

3.00pm: Lit fires in second steam cutter.

3.05pm: Altered course S32E patent log 35.7.

3.23pm: Altered course S27E patent log 39.3.

3.30pm: Making and mending clothes

4.00pm: [Evening] Quarters

4.30pm: Furled Forecastle awning

4.45pm: Altered course S8E patent log 55.4

5.53pm: Sighted SS Waipara stranded on Hannibal Islands reef. S17E Altered course S17E patent log 68.2

6.30pm: Courses as requisite.

6.45pm: Hauled in patent log 77.3

6.50pm: Stopped. Came to with Port anchor 3 shackles in 11 fathoms.

7.45pm: Weighed and proceeded as requisite for taking up position for towing.

8.15pm: Let go Starboard anchor veered to 11 shackles

8.35pm: Let go Port anchor in 11 fathoms veered to 4 shackles. Shortened in to 6 shackles on Starboard cable. 9.00pm: Employed passing 31/2-inch wire to Waipara and securing same to towing span. Burned searchlight.

9.20pm: Drew fires in first steam cutter.

10.30pm: Drew fires in second steam cutter.

10.45pm: Finished washing hawsers, piped down.


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26 May 1914

Hannibal Islands

Lat -11.6, Long 142.9

[The Fantome and the SS Cyrena work together to attempt to tow the Waipara off the Hannibal Islets Reef. Two unsuccessful attempts are recorded around 12 hours apart – suggesting that the attempts were both made at around the time of high tide. The 8.45am entry is interesting in that it tells us that the Fantome is adjusting its position by pulling on her anchor cables.]

4.45am: Lit fires in both steam cutters

5.30am: Employed preparing ship for towing

6.55am: Weighed Port anchor.

7.05am: Weighed Starboard anchor

7.10am: Proceeded as requisite for taking up position for towing.

7.20am: Let go Port anchor veered to 8 shackles

7.25am: Let go Starboard anchor veered to shackles shortened in to 7 on Port. Employed 31/2 inch wire to Waipara.

8.45am: Worked cables as necessary for placing ship for towing.

9.15am: Slow ahead with Waipara in tow.

9.20am: 120 revolutions commenced towing in company with S.S. Cyrena

10.15am: Stopped. Attempt to float Waipara unsuccessful. Eased towing hawsers. Veered to 41/2 shackles on Port cable and 11/2 on Starboard

10.30am: Employed cleaning ship and restowing booms.

12noon: Distance run through the water 78 miles

2.00pm: Making and mending clothes

5.00pm: Evening quarters

5.30pm: Employed securing Waipara’s 5 inch hawser to towing span

9.00pm: Commenced towing Waipara in company with SS Cyrena 130 revolutions

9.40pm: 140 revolutions

10.15pm: Stopped. Attempt unsuccessful. Eased towing hawsers

11.10pm: Drew fires in both steam cutters

11.30pm: Finished washing down hawsers Piped down


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27 May 1914

Hannibal Islands

Lat -11.6, Long 142.9

[The decision has been made to lighten the Waipara and it looks as if there must have been a lot of it as the Fantome’s crew need around 12 hours to complete the work. This action pretty much guarantees that there will be some form of enquiry as there will be a resulting insurance claim. The logs of all the ships involved in the incident will be vital evidence at that enquiry hence – as speculated in the editor’s note for the 25 May log page – we find only a copy log in the Navy record.]

Lost overboard by accident whilst ‘salving’ S.S. ‘Waipara’

   Blocks wood double S.S metal sheaves 2 in number

   Blocks wood single S.S metal sheaves 2 in number

4.45am: Lit fires in both steam cutters

5.15am: SS Cyrena proceeded. Burned searchlight

9.00am: Captain, Lieutenant Buckland and Wilson with 29 Petty Officers and men left ship to jettison cargo on board “Waipara”

0.30pm: Lieutenant Rice, Nicolle, and Sub-Lieutenant Cary with 27 Petty Officers and men left ship to jettison cargo on board Waipara.

4.00pm: Lieutenant Viney, Buckland, and Wilson, 29 Petty Officers and men left ship for Waipara.

7.00pm: Lieutenant Viney, Nicolle, and Sub-Lieutenant Cary with 27 Petty officers and men left ship for Waipara.

9.30pm: Working part form Waipara returned Commenced towing 130 revolutions.

9.39pm: Waipara floated.

9.48pm: Waipara slipped towing hawsers. Working engines and cables as necessary for clearing Waipara. Let fires die out in Number 3 and 4 boilers.

10.00pm: Hove in to 41/2 shackles on Starboard anchor and 41/2 on Port. Employed unshackling and heaving in wire hawsers.


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28 May 1914

Hannibal Islands

Lat -11.6, Long 142.9

0.30am: Finished heaving in hawsers. Piped down

4.45am: Lit fires in both steam cutters

6.00am: Employed preparing ship for coaling and reeling up hawsers

Draught of water.

                  ft    in

   Forward 11    0

   Aft          10  10

8.55am: Weighed Starboard anchor

9.10am: Weighed Port anchor

9.20am: Proceeded. Course and speed as requisite for proceeding alongside ‘Waipara’

9.40am: Let go Starboard anchor shackles in 11 fathoms. Secured alongside Waipara.

10.20am: Commenced coaling

10.30am: Returned 5 inch wire hawser to ‘Waipara’

1.00pm: Employed coaling ship

6.00pm: Finished coaling. Received 72 tons

6.15pm: Cast off from Waipara. Weighed Starboard anchor. Proceeded. Course and speed as requisite for anchoring.

6.22pm: Stopped. Came to with Starboard anchor 3 shackles in 10 fathoms

7.30pm: SS ‘Waipara’ sailed

8.20pm: Hoisted and [drew] fires in both steam cutters


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29 May 1914

Hannibal Islands to Thursday Island

Lat -10.8, Long 142.7

4.00am: Lit fires in Number 4 boiler

6.30am: Weighed and proceeded. Course and speed as requisite.

6.45am: Shaped course N10W

6.55am: Streamed patent log [set to] zero

7.00am: 130 revolutions

7.30am: Employed cleaning ship

9.30am: Altered course N32W patent log 23.4

10.00am: Employed cleaning ship throughout

11.00am: Altered course N41W

12noon: Re-set patent log [to] zero.

12noon: Distance run through the water 48 miles

0.06pm: Altered course N25W patent log 0.7

0.25pm: Ulfa Rock N76W 1.7 miles. Courses as requisite for passing through Albany Passage patent log 3.4

1.11pm: York Island Summit N83W 2.4 miles Shaped course N65W patent log 10.7

2.40pm: Tuesday Islet Number IV N51W 0.7 miles Courses as requisite for Flinders Passage and Normanby Sound patent log 25.6. Employed cleaning ship.

3.00pm: Lit fires in second steam cutter.

4.00pm: [Evening] Quarters.

4.27pm: Hauled in patent log 41.3

5.00pm: Stopped. Working engines as necessary for keeping ship head to current

6.07pm: Came to with Starboard anchor 2 shackles in 4 fathoms.

6.30pm: Gave leave to Starboard watch till 10pm. Let fires die out in Numbers 2 and 4 boilers.

10.15pm: Drew fires in second steam cutter.


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30 May 1914

Thursday Island

Lat -10.6, Long 142.2

5.50am: Lit fires in second steam cutter

6.00pm: Employed striking down coal and cleaning ship

7.30am: Exercised Fire quarters

9.00am: Employed cleaning ship and ship’s side

10.00am: Let fires die out in Number 1 boiler

10.30am: Tested life buoy and found correct

12noon: Distance travelled through the water 43 miles

1.00pm: Gave leave to Port watch till 6.45a.m.

2.30pm: Making and mending clothes

5.00pm: Evening quarters

11.20pm: Drew fires in second steam cutter


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31 May 1914

Thursday Island

Lat -10.6, Long 142.2

5.55am: Lit fires in second steam cutter

9.30am: Divisions

10.20am: Performed Divine Service

0.30pm: Gave leave to Port watch till 6.45a.m.

5.00pm: Evening quarters

10.40pm: Drew fires in second steam cutter


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LOGS FOR JUNE 1914


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[This copy log is in a different hand to the original log.

The copy is missing the initials of the officers of the watch who checked the original log and the evidence of any corrections that the Captain and officers of the watch may have made to log entries.]



H.M.S. Fantome

COPY OF LOG

Month of June 1914

Certified as a true copy of the original log by R Viney, Navigating Officer.


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Table of fuel consumption data as determined by experiment between 1st and 30th June 1903


Note of ‘Ordinary speed or consumption exceeded’.

Nil report marked “Surveying Service”


Report submitted to: Captain H. J. T. Marshall R.N., Senior Naval Officer, Ships and Vessels, New Zealand Division.

Report signed off by: F.A. Reyne, Lieutenant Commander 1st July 1914


Report countersigned: HMS “Psyche”, 1st November 1914 [signature] C.M.[~~~] Engineer Lieutenant Commander.


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1 June 1914

Thursday Island to Surveying Ground

Lat -10.6, Long 141.7

4.45am: Lit fires in first steam cutter. Lit fires in Numbers 3 and 4 boilers

Draught of water.

                  ft    in

   Forward 11    3

   Aft          11    8

7.45am: Weighed and proceeded. Course as requisite for leaving harbour

7.55am: 110 revolutions

9.00am: Divisions.

10.00am: Stopped. Lowered first steam cutter Lieutenant Nicolle left ship to communicate with Booby Island Tide Party and on surveying duties.

10.20am: Proceeded as requisite. 110 revolutions. Employed cleaning boats, paintwork and as requisite.

10.30am: Lit fires in second steam cutter

0.20pm: Stopped. Lowered second steam cutter.

0.35pm: Came to with Starboard anchor 3 shackles in 8 fathoms

1.00pm: Sub-Lieutenant Cary in second steam cutter left ship on surveying duties.

1.30pm: Paid monthly advance to ship’s company Employed reeving new steam cutters falls, and refitting fenders.

1.50pm: Sub-Lieutenant Cary returned. Drew fires in and hoisted second cutter.

2.45pm: Weighed and proceeded as requisite for hoisting first steam cutter.

2.55pm: Lieutenant Nicolle returned. Drew fires in and hoisted first steam cutter.

3.05pm: Came to with Starboard anchor 3 shackles in 8 fathoms.

4.00pm: Evening quarters

8.00pm: Veered to 4 shackles.

Lost owing to moorings of beacons parting

Anchor, ships. Admiralty Pattern, 2 hundredweight Kedge 1 [in] number; Anchor, boats, 120 pounds 1 [in] number.


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2 June 1914

Surveying Ground

Lat -10.6, Long 141.9

5.10am: Lit fires in first and second steam cutters

9.30am: Divisions. Employed rigging beacons and as requisite

10.00am: Marines at rifle drill

2.15pm: Weighed and proceeded. Course and speed as requisite for sweeping

2.30pm: Employed rigging beacons, cleaning paint work and as requisite

3.20pm: Drew fires in both steam cutters.

3.25pm: Stopped. Dropped beacon

3.40pm: Proceeded. Course and speed as requisite

4.24pm: Stopped. Dropped beacon.

4.35pm: Proceeded as requisite

6.15pm: Stopped.

6.17pm: Came to with Starboard anchor 4 shackles in 71/2 fathoms


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3 June 1914

Surveying Ground

Lat -10.6, Long 141.7

5.10am: Lit fires in both steam cutters

6.47am: Weighed and proceeded. Course and speed as requisite for surveying

7.53am: Stopped. Lowered sea boat, communicated with Pilot cutter from Thursday Island

8.30am: Hoisted sea boat. Proceeded. Course and speed as requisite

9.30am: Drew fires in both steam cutters

10.00am: Employed sounding, rigging "sweep" and as requisite

10.42am: Put over sweep. Commenced sounding

1.00pm: Employed sounding, working “sweep” and as requisite

4.00pm: [Evening] Quarters. Read Warrant Number 34.

6.00pm: Stopped. Finished sounding. Hoisted in "sweep".

6.05pm: Came to with Starboard anchor 4 shackles in 8 fathoms.


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4 June 1914

Surveying Ground

Lat -10.6, Long 141.7

7.00am: Weighed and proceeded. Course and speed as requisite.

7.10am: Put over 'sweep', commenced sounding.

9.30am: Employed sounding, washing sweep and painting on upper deck

2.00pm: Employed as in forenoon

6.05pm: Finished sounding. Hoisted in sweep

6.15pm: Stopped. Came to with Port anchor 4 shackles in 9 fathoms.


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5 June 1914

Survey Ground to Thursday Island

Lat -10.6, Long 141.7

7.10am: Weighed and proceeded. Course and speed as requisite.

7.20am: Put over ‘sweep’ Commenced sounding.

9.30am: Employed sounding, stiching [sic] bamboo topmast to mainmast and as requisite

11.00am: Lit fires in the Number 2 boiler

1.00pm: Finished sounding. Hoisted in ‘sweep’

1.05pm: Course as requisite 130 revolutions.

1.50pm: Stopped. Hoisted beacon.

2.05pm: Proceeded as requisite

2.45pm: Stopped weighed moorings and hoisted beacon.

3.05pm: Proceeded as requisite

3.40pm: Stopped. Weighed moorings and hoisted beacon.

3.54pm: Proceeded course as requisite for Booby Island. Employed hoisting and unrigging beacons.

5.15pm: Stopped. Came to with Port anchor 2 shackles in 8 fathoms. Lowered whaler.

5.45pm: Whaler returned with Booby Island tide party

5.50pm: Weighed and proceeded. Course as requisite 130 revolutions

7.45pm: Eased to 100 revolutions

8.00pm: Increased 130 revolutions

8.30pm: Stopped. Came to with Starboard anchor 2 shackles in 4 fathoms


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6 June 1914

Thursday Island to Broome

Lat -10.6, Long 141.9

[Around 6pm the Fantome is recorded as setting “submarine sentry to 10 fathoms”. The submarine sentry is a two-part device, one part being a float, used to alert the vessel deploying it to the presence of reefs. The body of the device is towed at a fixed depth. If it hits a solid object, such as reef, the float is released. The appearance of the float at the surface warns the crew of the vessel that a reef lies below the hull.]

Draught of water

                  ft    in

   Forward 11    6

   Aft          11    3

6.00am: Employed cleaning ship

8.00am: Test life buoy and found correct

9.50am: Weighed and proceeded. Course and speed as requisite for leaving harbour.

10.20am: 130 revolutions

10.23am: Streamed patent log [set to] zero.

10.30am: Goode Island light house N48E 1.3 miles. Shaped course N88W patent log 1.0

11.10am: Altered course S81W patent log 7.3

11.45am: Booby Island Light House abeam 1.9 miles Altered course S85W patent log 12.9. Employed cleaning ship throughout.

12noon: Re-set patent log [to] zero.

12noon: Distance run through the water 17 miles

1.20pm: Altered course S80W patent log 12.0

1.22pm: Put clocks back 16 minutes.

1.30pm: Making and mending clothes

3.45pm: Altered course S85W patent log 37.0

4.56pm: Hauled in patent log shewing 47.7

5.00pm: [Evening] Quarters. Course and speed as requisite for swinging ship.

5.53pm: Shaped course S85W

5.55pm: Streamed patent log 47.7 Set submarine sentry to 10 fathoms. Put clocks back 16 minutes

9.30pm: Exercised watch close water tight doors and sea boats crew


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7 June 1914

Thursday Island to Broome

Lat -10.5, Long 138.2

2.00am: Exercised sea boats’ crew and watch close water tight doors

6.00am: Employed cleaning ship

8.15am: Put clocks back 13 minutes

9.30am: Hands mustered by the ledger

10.15am: Performed Divine Service

12noon: Re-set patent log [to] zero.

12noon: Distance travelled through the water 220 miles.

5.00pm: Evening Quarters.

8.00pm: Altered course S86W.

8.10pm: Commenced sounding. Stopping as requisite every 5 miles

10.30pm: Exercised watch close water tight doors and sea boats crew


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8 June 1914

Thursday Island to Broome

Lat -10.6, Long 134.9

1.00am: Stopping as requisite for sounding every 5 miles

2.30am: Exercised watch close water tight doors and sea boats crew

5.00am: Stopping as requisite for sounding every 5 miles

6.25am: Sun rose by compass N63E. Deviation. Nil

7.30am: Employed cleaning ship

8.15am: Put clocks back 14 minutes

9.00am: Divisions. Read Articles of War and Court Martial returns

10.00am: Employed refitting boats falls, painting and as requisite.

11.00am: Stopping as requisite for sounding every 5 miles

12noon: Re-set patent log [to] zero

12noon: Distance travelled through the water 204 miles

0.27pm: Altered course S88W patent log 3.6

1.30pm: Stopping as requisite for sounding every 5 miles

3.00pm: Watch employed painting bridge screens, boats davits and as requisite.

4.00pm: [Evening] Quarters. Exercised Fire Stations.

5.00pm: Stopping as requisite for sounding every 5 miles

7.00pm: Stopping as requisite for sounding every 5 miles

9.00pm: Stopping as requisite for sounding every 5 miles

10.00pm: Exercised watch close Watertight doors and sea boats’ crew.

11.15pm: Altered course S82W patent log 92.5


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9 June 1914

Thursday Island to Broome

Lat -10.7, Long 131.6

[The Fantome has now crossed the Gulf of Carpentaria and the bulk of the Aratura Sea and is about to enter the Timor Sea. Despite stopping for sounding every 5 miles, the Fantome is still covering around 200 miles a day.]

1.30am: Stopping as requisite for sounding every 5 miles

2.30am: Exercised watch close water tight doors and sea boats crew

5.00am: Employed cleaning ship

6.00am: Stopping as requisite for sounding every 5 miles

8.20am: Put clocks back 13 minutes

9.00am: Divisions. Read prayers

10.00am: Employed scraping and painting, end-for-ending galleys and first whalers falls

11.30am: Stopping as requisite for sounding every 5 miles

12noon: Distance run through the water 200 miles

0.06pm: Re-set patent log [to] zero showing 200.6

1.30pm: Watch employed cleaning boats and painting boats davits

3.00pm: Stopping as requisite for sounding every 5 miles

4.00pm: [Evening] Quarters

5.00pm: Stopping as requisite for sounding every 5 miles

7.35pm: Altered course S76W patent log 59.9. Stopping as requisite for sounding every 5 miles

8.04pm: Altered course S80W patent log 64.5

9.30pm: Stopping as requisite for sounding every 5 miles

11.00pm: Exercised watch close water tight doors and sea boat’s crew


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10 June 1914

Thursday Island to Broome

Lat -11.3, Long 128.5

[It appears that the decision has been made not reset at noon today. This results in the very high log readings that are being recorded during the afternoon watches. The log pages do give a clue to the reason for this. The Fantome’s course, engine speed (revolutions per minute) and log readings are being recorded every hour. This is the usual practice while she is surveying but surveying sessions usually last for a just few hours in the morning and afternoon. It appears that the Fantome is actively surveying the route that is taking to Broome and that the log is not being reset so as to make it simpler to associate positions with the sounding readings that she is taking as she progresses.]

1.30am: Stopping as requisite for sounding

2.30am: Exercised watch close water tight doors and sea boat’s crew

5.30am: Employed cleaning ship

7.00am: Stopping as requisite for sounding

8.00am: Lit fires in Number 1 boiler

8.05am: Altered course S47W patent log 161.9.

8.15am: Put clocks back 13 minutes

9.00am: Divisions. Read prayers

10.00am: Employed painting inboard, cleaning boats and as requisite

10.30am: Stopping as requisite for sounding

11.00am: Let fires die out in Number 4 boiler

12noon: Distance run through the water 194 miles

1.00pm: Watch employed scraping and painting and clearing provision room

2.00pm: Stopping as requisite for sounding

4.00pm: [Evening] Quarters

4.30pm: Exercised Collision Stations

5.00pm: Stopping as requisite for sounding

7.00pm: Stopping as requisite for sounding

9.37pm: Altered course S66W patent log 270.0

10.00pm: Stopping as requisite for sounding

11.00pm: Exercised watch close water tight doors and sea boats crew


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11 June 1914

Thursday Island to Broome

Lat -12.8, Long 125.8

1.30am: Stopping as requisite for sounding

2.30am: Exercised watch close water tight doors and sea boats crew

5.30am: Employed cleaning ship

6.30am: Stopping as requisite for sounding

8.15am: Put clocks back 11 minutes

9.00am: Divisions - Read prayers

10.00am: Employed painting boats, refitting and as requisite

11.00am: Stopping as requisite for sounding

12noon: Distance run through the water 195 miles

1.00pm: Watch employed painting and cleaning boats, scraping and as requisite.

2.00pm: Stopped as requisite for sounding

4.00pm: [Evening] Quarters

4.27pm: Altered course S30W patent log 424.9

5.00pm: Stopping as requisite for sounding

7.00pm: Stopping as requisite for sounding

9.00pm: Stopping as requisite for sounding

10.00pm: Exercised watch close Water tight doors and sea boats crew


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12 June 1914

Thursday Island to Broome

Lat -15.2, Long 124.0

1.30am: Stopping as requisite for sounding

2.30am: Exercised watch close water tight doors and sea boats crew

5.30am: Stopping as requisite for sounding

7.00am: Watch employed cleaning ship

8.10am: Altered course S19W patent log 550.0 Put clocks back 8 minutes

9.00am: Divisions

10.00am: Employed painting boats, refitting and as requisite

11.00am: Stopping as requisite for sounding

12noon: Distance run through the water 193 miles

0.17pm: Altered course S46E patent log 585.0

0.30pm: Finished sounding

0.35pm: Sighted Degerando Island S80E patent log 587.0

1.40pm: Altered course S75E patent log 597.0

2.00pm: Employed painting boats, ships side and as requisite

3.45pm: Courses as requisite for anchoring

3.53pm: Hauled in patent log shewing 619.5

3.55pm: Stopped. Came to with Starboard anchor 21/2 shackles in 12 fathoms

5.30pm: Weighed and proceeded. Course as requisite 130 revolutions

6.00pm: Shaped course S62W.

6.30pm: Streamed patent log [set to] zero

9.57pm: Altered course S66W patent log 38.0

10.24am: Altered course S71W patent log 42.9

10.00pm: Exercised watch close water tight doors and sea boats crew

11.00pm: Altered course S81W

11.20pm: Altered course S70W patent log 51.0


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13 June 1914

Thursday Island to Broome

Lat -17.2, Long 122.1

0.30am: Exercised watch close water tight doors and sea boats crew

1.40am: Caffarelli Island Summit S27W 3.7 miles. Courses as requisite for rounding Caffarelli Island patent log 73.2.

2.00am: Caffarelli Island abeam 4 cables

2.15am: Caffarelli Island Summit N47E 2.5 miles Shaped course S60W patent log 78.2

3.15am: Sighted Cape Leveque Light S35W

3.55am: Altered course S45W patent log 93.0

5.00am: Altered course S40W patent log 104.5

5.24am: Cape Leveque Light abeam 4.7 miles patent log 107.9

6.30am: Employed cleaning ship

8.00am: Altered course S36W Increased speed to 145 revolutions.

8.15am: Put clocks back 16 minutes

9.57am: Altered course S48W patent log 155.0

10.30am: Employed cleaning ship throughout. Tested life buoy and found correct.

10.53am: Altered course S27W patent log 164.9

11.15am: Altered course S39W patent log 168.8

11.37am: Altered course S17W patent log 172.7

12noon: Distance travelled through the water 212 miles

1.13pm: Altered course S9E patent log 188.2

2.00pm: Making and mending clothes

3.00pm: Lit fires in first steam cutter

3.55pm: Sighted Gantheaume Point Light House S22E

4.22pm: Altered course S22E patent log 220.3

5.00pm: Evening Quarters

5.10pm: Station Hill N70E 4.4 miles Courses as requisite for entering harbour. Hauled in patent log 227.3

6.15pm: Slow speed.

6.20pm: Stopped. Came to with Starboard anchor 3 shackles in 10 fathoms. Let fires die out in Numbers 1 and 2 boilers. Gave leave to Port watch till 6.45 am.

Draught of water

                   ft    in

   Forward 10   10

   Aft          10     6

10.40pm: Drew fires in first steam cutter


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14 June 1914

Broome

Lat -18.0, Long 122.2

4.20am: Lit fires in first steam cutter

9.30am: Divisions

10.15am: Performed Divine Service

12noon: Distance travelled through the water 59 miles

0.30pm: Gave leave to Starboard watch till 6.45AM

5.00pm: Evening Quarters

11.10pm: Drew fires in first steam cutter


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15 June 1914

Broome

Lat -18.0, Long 122.2

4.45am: Lit fires in second steam cutter

5.20am: Lit fires in first steam cutter

6.00am: Employed turning out and lowering second steam cutter

8.00am: Captain and Lieutenant Buckland landed on surveying duties. Lieutenant Wilson in second steam cutter left ship on surveying duties

10.00am: Employed scraping and painting ship sides and transporting surveying gear from shore

1.00pm: Employed scraping and painting ships side and launching new surveying whaler from shore.

5.25pm: Lieutenant Wilson in second steam cutter returned Drew fires

5.45pm: Captain and Lieutenant Buckland returned

10.40pm: Drew fires in first steam cutter


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16 June 1914

Broome

Lat -18.0, Long 122.2

4.55am: Lit fires in both steam cutters

7.00am: Lieutenant Buckland and Wilson and Sub-Lieutenant Cary landed on surveying duties

7.45am: Lit fires in Number 1 boiler

8.30am: Lieutenant Nicolle in second steam cutter left ship on surveying duties. Landed tide watching party in camp.

10.30am: Employed painting ships side

11.45am: Lieutenants Buckland and Wilson and Sub-Lieutenant Cary returned

1.30pm: Lieutenant Buckland in first steam cutter left ship on surveying duties.

1.40pm: Weighed and proceeded. Course as requisite for leaving harbour 110 revolutions

2.45pm: Gantheaume Point Light N73E 11/4 miles Courses as requisite for anchoring.

3.17pm: Stopped. Came to with Starboard anchor 21/2 shackles in 11 fathoms

3.30pm: Employed painting ships side

4.20pm: Lieutenant Nicolle in second steam cutter returned. Drew fires

4.40pm: Lieutenant Buckland in first steam cutter returned. Drew fires


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17 June 1914

Surveying Ground

Lat -17.9, Long 122.2

[This entry shows that lieutenant Viney has been promoted to Lieutenant Commander. The actual date of his promotion given in the Navy List is 15 April 1914. However, this is the first time that we see him referred to by his new rank in the Fantome’s log.]

4.45am: Lit fires in both steam cutters

7.00am: Lieutenant Nicolle and Buckland in first steam cutter left ship on surveying duties

7.05am: Weighed and proceeded. Course and speed as requisite

8.30am: Stopped. Lieutenant Rice and Sub-Lieutenant Cary landed on surveying duties

8.40am: Proceeded as requisite

9.35am: Stopped. Lieutenant Commander Viney and Lieutenant Wilson in second steam cutter left ship on surveying duties

9.45am: Proceeded as requisite

10.30am: Employed painting ships side and as requisite

11.30am: Stopped. Came to with Starboard anchor 2 shackles in 91/2 fathoms.

0.40pm: Weighed and proceeded as requisite.

1.55pm: Stopped. Came to with Starboard anchor 2 shackles in 9 fathoms

2.50pm: Weighed and proceeded as requisite

3.00pm: employed as in forenoon

4.15pm: Stopped. Came to with Starboard anchor 2 shackles in 61/2 fathoms.

5.00pm: Lieutenant Rice and Sub-Lieutenant Cary returned

5.55pm: Lieutenant Nicolle and Buckland in first steam cutter returned. Drew fires

6.10pm: Lieutenant Commander Viney and Lieutenant Wilson in second steam cutter returned. Drew fires


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18 June 1914

Surveying Ground

Lat -17.6, Long 122.1

4.45am: Lit fires in both steam cutters

7.00am: Lieutenant Wilson in first steam cutter left ship on surveying duties. Weighed and proceeded. Course and speed as requisite

8.40am: Stopped. Lieutenant Rice landed on surveying duties

8.48am: Proceeded as requisite

9.30am: Employed chipping, painting and as requisite.

10.15am: Stopped. Came to with Starboard anchor 11/2 shackles in 51/2 fathoms. Captain and Lieutenant Buckland in second steam cutter left ship on surveying duties.

11.00am: Captain returned. Weighed and proceeded as requisite.

11.55am: Stopped. Came to with Starboard anchor 11/2 shackles in 5 fathoms. Lieutenant Commander Vines landed on surveying duties

0.30pm: Weighed and proceeded as requisite.

1.50pm: Stopped. Came to with Starboard anchor 21/2 shackles in 121/2 fathoms

2.25pm: Weighed and proceeded as requisite

3.00pm: Employed as in forenoon

3.35pm: Stopped. Came to with Starboard anchor 2 shackles in 41/2 fathoms

4.00pm: [Evening] Quarters

4.15pm: Lieutenant Rice returned

6.20pm: Lieutenant Commander Viney and Lieutenant Buckland in second steam cutter returned. Drew fires

6.40pm: Lieutenant Wilson in first steam cutter returned


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19 June 1914

Surveying Ground

Lat -17.5, Long 122.0

4.45am: Lit fires in both steam cutters.

6.55am: Lieutenant Rice landed on surveying duties

7.00am: Weighed and proceeded. Course and speed as requisite

8.25am: Stopped. Lieutenant Buckland and Sub-Lieutenant Cary in second steam cutter left ship on surveying duties

8.35am: Proceeded.

9.40am: Stopped. Lieutenant Wilson in first steam cutter left ship on surveying duties

10.30am: Employed preparing ship for coaling, refitting and as requisite.

10.55am: stopped Came to with Starboard anchor 21/2 shackles in 12 fathoms.

11.30am: Weighed and proceeded as requisite

1.30pm: Lieutenant Rice returned

2.00pm: Employed chipping and red leading

3.30pm: Lieutenant Buckland and Sub-Lieutenant Cary in second steam cutter returned. Drew fires in and hoisted same

4.15pm: Lieutenant Wilson in first steam cutter returned Drew fires in and hoisted same.

4.30pm: Course as requisite for Broome. 110 revolutions

6.30pm: Sighted Gantheaume Light S12E

8.16pm: Gantheaume Light N88E 1.3 miles Courses as requisite for entering harbour

9.15pm: Stopped. Came to with starboard anchor 4 shackles in 11 fathoms

11.00pm: Let fires die out in Number 3 boiler


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20 June 1914

Broome

Lat -18.0, Long 122.2

4.45am: Lit fires in first steam cutter

6.00am: Employed lowering steam cutters

7.00pam Lieutenant Nicolle and Sub-Lieutenant Cary landed on surveying duties

9.00am: Employed preparing for coaling and cleaning ship

10.40am: Lieutenant Nicolle and Sub-Lieutenant Cary returned

11.00am: Tested life buoy and found correct

0.30pm: Gave leave to Starboard watch till 6.45AM

1.30pm: Making and mending clothes

5.00pm: [Evening] Quarters

11.25pm: Drew fires in first steam cutter


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21 June 1914

Broome

Lat -18.0, Long 122.2

[The SS Gorgon is plying the coastal trade between Fremantle and Singapore. She is a part of the Blue Funnel line and will eventually spend 3 years in the Mediterranean on war service before returning to Western Australia in February 1920 (see Perth’s ‘Daily News’ dated 2 February 1920 available on www.trove.nla.gov.au ).]

4.45am: Lit fires in first steam cutter

9.20am: Divisions – Read prayers

5.50pm: S.S. “Gorgon” arrived

Draught of water

                   ft    in

   Forward 10     3

   Aft          10     0

6.30pm: S.S. Gorgon secured alongside

7.35pm: Commenced coaling

9.00pm: Employed coaling ship

10.35pm: Drew fires in first steam cutter

12midnight: Ceased coaling


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22 June 1914

Broome

Lat -18.0, Long 122.2

4.45am: Lit fires in both steam cutters

6.00am: Re-commenced coaling

7.30am: Lieutenant Wilson in second steam cutter left ship on surveying duties

8.00am: Dressed ship with masthead flags

9.25am: Finished coaling. Received 190 tons

Draught of water

                  ft    in

   Forward 11    4

   Aft          11    6

9.45am: S.S. Gorgon cast off

10.30am: Employed cleaning ship

1.15pm: Lieutenant Wilson returned

2.30pm: Discharged 1 Able Bodied Seaman to Broome Hospital Making and mending clothes.

2.45pm: Lieutenant Nicolle in second steam cutter left ship on surveying duties

4.40pm: Weighed and proceeded. Course and speed as requisite

5.25pm: Undressed ship

5.47pm: Stopped. Came to with Starboard anchor 2 shackles in 5 fathoms

6.30pm: Drew fires in first steam cutter

6.50pm: Lieutenant Nicolle in second steam cutter returned Drew fires.


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23 June 1914

Surveying Ground

Lat -18.1, Long 122.0

4.45am: Lit fires in both steam cutters

7.10am: Lieutenant Wilson in first steam cutter left ship on surveying duties.

7.15am: Weighed and proceeded. Course and speed as requisite

9.35am: Stopped Came to with Starboard anchor 2 shackles in 7 fathoms

10.30am: Employed cleaning ship throughout

11.15am: Captain and Lieutenant Buckland in second steam cutter left ship on surveying duties

1.00pm: Employed cleaning ship

3.45pm: Captain and Lieutenant Buckland returned Drew fires in and hoisted second steam cutter

5.35pm: Lieutenant Wilson in first steam cutter returned. Drew fires


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24 June 1914

Surveying Ground

Lat -18.1, Long 122.2

4.20am: Lit fires in first steam cutter

6.10am: Lieutenant Rice landed on surveying duties Lit fires in second steam cutter

6.15am: Weighed and proceeded. Course and speed as requisite. Lieutenant Wilson in first steam cutter left ship on surveying duties

8.35am: Lieutenant Commander Viney, Lieutenant Buckland and Sub-Lieutenant Cary in second steam cutter left ship on surveying duties

9.50am: Stopped. Came to with Starboard anchor 2 shackles in 71/3 fathoms

10.00am: Employed cleaning ships side

10.30am: Weighed and proceeded. Course and speed as requisite

11.30am: Stopped. Lieutenant Rice returned. Hoisted whaler.

11.40am: Proceeded

2.45pm: Stopped. Came to with Starboard anchor 11/2 shackles in 41/2 fathoms

3.10pm: Weighed and proceeded. Course and speed as requisite

3.30pm: Employed cleaning ships side and fitting whalers sails

4.10pm: Stopped. Came to with Starboard anchor 3 shackles in 51/2 fathoms

5.20pm: Lieutenant Commander Viney, Lieutenant Buckland and Sub-Lieutenant Cary in second steam cutter returned. Drew fires.

6.20pm: Lieutenant Wilson in first steam cutter returned Drew fires


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25 June 1914

Surveying Ground

Lat -17.8, Long 122.2

[Something strange happens this afternoon. The officers who leave the ship on surveying duties are recorded as having exchanged steam cutters at some point according to this log page.]

4.00am: Lit fires in second steam cutter

5.00am: Lit fires in first steam cutter

5.50am: Lieutenant Nicolle landed on surveying duties

8.00am: Lieutenant Nicolle returned

9.30am: Hoisted both steam cutters

10.00am: Weighed and proceeded. Course as requisite for Roebuck Reef.

10.50am: Gantheaume Point Light House S89W 0.9 miles Course as requisite for surveying

11.00am: Employed re-stowing and cleaning booms

1.00pm: Stopped. Lieutenant Wilson in second steam cutter left ship on surveying duties.

1.10pm: Proceeded

1.30pm: Stopped. Came to with Starboard. anchor 3 shackles in 8 fathoms

1.35pm: Lieutenant Buckland and Sub-Lieutenant Cary in first steam cutter left ship on surveying duties

3.30pm: Employed as in forenoon

4.30pm: [Evening] Quarters

5.30pm: Lieutenant Buckland and Sub-Lieutenant Cary in second steam cutter returned. Drew fires

6.05pm: Lieutenant Wilson in first steam cutter returned Drew fires


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26 June 1914

Surveying Ground, Broome

Lat -17.6, Long 122.1

4.45am: Lit fires in both steam cutters

7.00am: Lieutenant Nicolle in first steam cutter. Lieutenant Buckland and Wilson in second steam cutter left ship on surveying duties

9.00am: Employed rigging ship sounding gear and scrubbing small gear

10.30am: Marines at rifle drill

1.10pm: Weighed and proceeded. Course as requisite

2.00pm: Stopped. Came to with Starboard anchor 2 shackles in 12 fathoms.

2.20pm: Weighed and proceeded Course as requisite

2.30pm: Employed working sounding gear and as requisite

3.00pm: Stopped Came to with Starboard anchor 2 shackles in 11 fathoms

3.15pm: Weighed and proceeded as requisite

3.50pm: Stopped Lieutenants Buckland and Wilson returned. Hoisted whalers

4.05pm: Proceeded. Course S6E 110 revolutions

5.45pm: Sighted Gantheaume Point Light S10E Altered course S3E

7.32pm: Gantheaume Point Light S85W 1.6 miles Courses as requisite for entering harbour

8.23pm: Stopped. Came to with Starboard anchor 3 shackles in 101/2 fathoms. Lieutenant Nicolle in first steam cutter returned. Drew fires

8.45pm: Drew fires in second steam cutter

9.30pm: Let fires die out in Number 2 boiler

11.00pm: Let fires die out in Number 4 boiler


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27 June 1914

Broome

Lat -18.0, Long 122.2

4.45am: Lit fires in second steam cutter

7.30am: Exercised Fire Stations

10.00am: Employed cleaning ship throughout

11.00am: Tested life buoy and found correct

0.45pm: Lit fires in first steam cutter

1.00pm: Gave leave to Port watch till 6.45a.m.

2.30pm: Making and mending clothes

5.00pm: Evening quarters

5.30pm: Drew fires in first steam cutter


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28 June 1914

Broome

Lat -18.0, Long 122.2

1.00am: Drew fires in second steam cutter

5.10am: Lit fires in second steam cutter

9.30am: Divisions

10.20am: Performed Divine Service

11.45am: One Able Bodied Seaman re-joined ship from Civil Hospital Broome

0.30pm: Gave leave to Starboard watch till 10PM

5.00pm: Evening quarters

11.55pm: Drew fires in second steam cutter


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29 June 1914

Surveying Ground

Lat -17.5, Long 122.1

3.00am: Lit fires in Numbers 1, 2 and 3 boilers

5.45am: Hoisted both steam cutters

6.25am: Weighed and proceeded Course and speed as requisite for leaving harbour

7.00am: Gantheaume Point Light House N30E 1 mile. Courses as requisite for surveying. Lit fires in both steam cutters

7.10am: Put clocks on 9 minutes

9.10am: Stopped. Lowered steam cutters. Lieutenant Rice and Sub-Lieutenant Cary in whaler. Lieutenant Buckland in first steam cutter. Lieutenant Nicolle in second steam cutter left ship on surveying duties. Landed tide watching party.

9.35am: Proceeded. Let fires die out in Number 3 boiler

10.10am: Commenced sounding. Employed sounding, re-marking lead lines, chipping and as requisite

1.00pm: Employed sounding and re-fitting cleats on boats davits

5.40pm: Finished sounding

6.00pm: Stopped. Came to with Port anchor 3 shackles in 12 fathoms

6.10pm: Lieutenant Buckland in first steam cutter returned Drew fires.

6.50pm: Lieutenant Rice and Sub-Lieutenant Cary returned Lieutenant Nicolle in second steam cutter returned Drew fires.


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30 June 1914

Surveying Ground

Lat -17.5, Long 122.1

4.45am: Lit fires in both steam cutters

7.00am: Lieutenant Nicolle in second steam cutter. Lieutenant Buckland in first steam cutter Lieutenant Wilson and Sub-Lieutenant Cary in whalers left ship on surveying duties

7.10am: Weighed and proceeded.

7.15am: Commenced sounding

9.00am: Employed sounding, refitting cleats on boats davits

10.30am: Marines at small arm drill

1.30pm: Employed sounding and as requisite

4.45pm: Read Warrants No 35, 36, and 37

5.30pm: Finished sounding

6.15pm: Stopped. Came to with Port anchor 31/2 shackles in 10 fathoms.

6.30pm: Lieutenant Nicolle in second steam cutter Lieutenant Buckland in first steam cutter returned. Drew fires Lieutenant Wilson and Sub-Lieutenant Cary returned



JULY 1914 to JUNE 1920 not included


[The records show that the Fantome was assigned to the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) for this period of six years. The story from the RAN website is that the Fantome was commissioned into the RAN on 27 November 1914. She then went to New Guinea before returning to Sydney in January 1915. She was then armed and recommissioned on 27 July 1915 for service in the Persian Gulf. See www.navy.gov.au/hmas-fantome for more details. This page also has a photograph of the Fantome dressed, with her sun awnings erected to shade her decks, that shows how the various cutters, whalers and other small boats hung about her when not in use.]