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HMS TORCH (1) - March to November 1914, South Pacific

Edited by Janet Bein, Old Weather Forum, Global Moderator (Chicago)

HMS Torch (Australian War Memorial, click to enlarge)

 

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Alert-class Sloop

 

Class of two ships, Torch built by Sheerness Dockyard, launched 28 December 1894, completed October 1895, 960 tons, 180ft long, armed with 6-4in/4-3pdr/2-.45in Maxim guns, 13 knots, 106 crew.  

 

She sailed to join the Australian Station in February 1897. In 1898 and 1899, served in New Zealand waters. In 1901 she formed part of the naval escort during the visit of the Duke and Duchess of York to Australia and New Zealand. In 1910-1911, after many years of patrol work around the Pacific Islands, she was refitted in Sydney and it is probable there were some changes to her rigging and armament. By the time the First Australian Fleet Unit arrived in Sydney in 1913 she was paid off. Served in Pacific 1914-17. In 1917 she was handed over to the New Zealand government and renamed Firebrand in August 1917 to release name for a new destroyer (Torch (2)) . Sold locally July 1920 and fitted out with refrigeration for the Chatham Island fishing trade and renamed Rama. On 17 November 1924 she was holed by an uncharted rock approaching the harbour of the Chatham Islands, beached and abandoned.

 

(Australian War Memorial site/British Warships 1914-1919/Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860-1905 and 1906-21/Jane's Fighting Ships)

 

 

Report on the Condition of HMS Torch in 1911

There is a section of Parliamentary minutes, recording the discussion between Major Archer-Shee and the First Lord of the Admiralty, Mr Winston Churchill regarding HMS Torch and her preparations for service. See  http://hansard.millbanksystems.com/commons/1913/jan/08/hms-torch-and-prometheus#S5CV0046P0_19130108_HOC_73

 

 

Ship's Specifications

 

These are the initial pages of the year-long original log of the last voyage of HMS Torch for the Royal Navy.  They never appear in the log copies sent back to the Admiralty monthly, and fully describe the ship, its boats,  armaments and crew.

 

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    (cover) SHIP'S LOG H.M.Ship "Torch";  Commencing  23rd April 1914, Ending 23rd November 1914 

 

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LOG of H.M.S. "Torch" Commanded by Commander J. R. L. H. Ward

For the Period Commencing 23rd April of 1914, Ending 23rd November of 1914.

 

Tonnage (Displacement)...960.

Extreme Length...204'-6".

Extreme Breadth...32'-6".

 

Engines: Manufacturer...Sheerness Dockyard.

     I.H.P. ...Natural Draught 1100 Forced Draught 1400.

     Description...vertical-triple expansion - Surface condensing.

     When fixed on board...1895.

 

Boilers: Manufacturer...Sheerness Dockyard.

     Description...Cylindrical-direct tube.

     When made...1894.

     When put in Vessel...1895

 

Paddle Wheels or Screw Propeller: Manufacturer...Garden I. Sydney N.S.W.

     Description...Single-two bladed.

     General state of Repair...Good.

 

 (signed) C.W.A. Baldwin Lieut.Commander

 

 

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Establishment of Ship's Company:

     Officers...8;

     Seamen...39;

     Boys...5;

     Marines...11;

     Engine-room establishment...27;

     Other non-executive ratings...18;

  Total...108

 

BAROMETER. mercurial; Adie No.251;

     Height of cistern above sea: 7 ft.

Thermometers for Air Temperature. Abaft Chart House;

     In screen Yes; N&Z. 9723, N&Z. 9722

Thermometer for Sea Temperature. Hicks 320

 

Position of Standard Compass. Above chart house on poop.

Deviation of Compass:  blank

 

Armament: Forecastle...2 4" guns;

     Poop...2 4" guns;

     Waist... 4 3Pdr. Guns.

     Torpedo Armament. Nil

 

BOATS.

     1-Steam Cutter 23ft.

     1-Cutter 26ft.

     2-Whaler 27ft.

     1-Skiff-dinghy 16ft.

     1- Balo~ raft.

 

Miscellaneous Information

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

     Forward 11ft.0in.      Aft. 13ft. 6in.

Number of Tons of Coal Carried (43 cubic feet per ton)

      At load draught.  -

     With Bunkers full.  148

     In places other than Bunkers:  20 (on upper deck)

Quantity of Water carried

     (a) for Boilers 10 tons.

     (b) for Drinking 10 tons.

 

 (signed) C.W.A. Baldwin (Captain)    S.C.S. Mackenzie Lieutenant (Navigating officer)

 
 

 

 

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Gibraltar, Malta, Aden, Colombo, Singapore, Hong Kong

 

 

If a full account of any day is needed, just click on the link above that day. Groups of links refer to log book covers and introductory information; some may be blank

 

  

LOG BOOK – MARCH 1914

 

(In these log books, all Lat.Long. readings are taken at noon.)

 

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1 March 1914

Sydney

Lat -33.9, Long 151.2

Sick List 1

9.0am Landed church parties

10.0am Ship's company attended dockyard church

 

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2 March 1914

Sydney

Lat -33.9, Long 151.2

Sick List 1

 

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3 March 1914

Sydney

Lat -33.9, Long 151.2

Sick List 1

Refitting, etc

 

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4 March 1914

Sydney

Lat -33.9, Long 151.2

Sick List 1

Refitting, etc

 

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5 March 1914

Sydney

Lat -33.9, Long 151.2

Sick List 0

Cleaning ship, painting boats, drawing stores.

 

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6 March 1914

Sydney

Lat -33.9, Long 151.2

Sick List 0

Painting ship.

Bending sails.

 

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7 March 1914

Sydney

Lat -33.9, Long 151.2

Sick List 0

Cleaning ship, painting, drawing stores.

3.15pm Ships arrived HMS 'Australia' & 'Sydney'

 

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8 March 1914

Sydney

Lat -33.9, Long 151.2

Sick List 0

10.0am Ship's company attended dockyard church

 

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9 March 1914

Sydney

Lat -33.9, Long 151.2

Sick List 0

6.30am Worked to No.3 buoy

10.0am Embarked provisions.

 

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10 March 1914

Sydney

Lat -33.9, Long 151.2

Sick List 0

8.0am Crossed Top Gallant Yard.

10.0am Swung ship for adjustment of compasses.

11.0am Marines at small arms drill.

 

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11 March 1914

Sydney

Lat -33.9, Long 151.2

Sick List 1

Cleaning ship, drawing stores, painting, etc.

 

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12 March 1914

Sydney

Lat -33.9, Long 151.2

Sick List 1

Cleaning boats, refitting, etc.

1.30pm Securing for sea, drawing stores, etc. 

 

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13 March 1914

at Sydney and from Sydney to Wellington

Lat -34.0, Long 151.2

Sick List 2

9.33am Slipped - Course as requisite for leaving Port Jackson

10.0am Speed as required for trial.

Noon True Bearing and Distance:  Cape Solander  N9W  3 miles

2.00pm Stop. Secured to No.3 Buoy.

3.48pm Slipped.

3.51pm Course as requisite 115 revs.

4.28pm Shaped course S74E.

6.00pm Set fore & aft sail

10.15pm Furled fore & aft sail.

 

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14 March 1914

from Sydney to Wellington

Lat -35.1, Long 153.8

Sick List 2

5.30am Set fore stays'l

7.30am Set jib, ~ Stays'l, ~ Stays'l, main ~~s'l.

Noon True Bearing and Distance:  Sydney: N61W 146 miles

3.30pm Set Spanker

4.0pm Read warrants No's 12 & 13

10.0pm Clocks on 14 minutes

 

 

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15 March 1914

from Sydney to Wellington

Lat -36.2, Long 158.2

Sick List 2

2,0am Clocks on 14 mins

6.30am Took in ~~ stays'l

7.30am Set fores'l

10.0am Set ~ reefed topsails

Noon True Bearing and Distance:  Sydney N68W 377 miles

1.30pm Took in Spanker.

6.0pm Reset sail - braced up.

10.0pm Clock on 10 mins

11.3pm Took in fores'l, foretops'l, jib

 

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16 March 1914

from Sydney to Wellington

Lat -37.1, Long 161.8

Sick List 2

2.0am Clocks on 10 mins

Cleaning ship

Noon True Bearing and Distance:  Sydney  N69.5W 559 miles

Pointing ropes etc

10.0pm Clocks on 6 mins

 

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17 March 1914

from Sydney to Wellington

Lat -38.1, Long 165.2

Sick List 2

2.0am Clocks on 6 mins

Cleaning ship

Noon True Bearing and Distance:  Cape Farewell Light House S68E 390 miles

Refitting, etc

10.0pm Clocks on 8 mins

 

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18 March 1914

from Sydney to Wellington

Lat -38.1, Long 165.2

Sick List 2

2.0am Clocks on 8 mins

Cleaning ship

Noon True Bearing and Distance:  Cape Farewell Light House S65E 209 miles

Refitting, etc

10.0pm Clocks on 6 mins

 

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19 March 1914

from Sydney to Wellington

Lat -40.3, Long 172.6

Sick List 3

2.0am Clocks on 7 mins

Cleaning ship

Noon True Bearing and Distance: Stephens Island S54E 56 miles

4,45pm Sighted land on starboard bow

8.22pm Sighted Boulder Light

9.0pm Sighted Cape Jackson Light

 

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20 March 1914

from Sydney to Wellington and at Wellington

Lat -41.3, Long 174.8

Sick List 3

2.24am Sighted Pencarrow Head Light

7.05am Stop. Secured to west wharf - west side.

9.0am Fires out in both boilers. Cleaning down aloft. Stowing sea gear.

 

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21 March 1914

Wellington

Lat -41.3, Long 174.8

Sick List 1

Cleaning ship.

 

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22 March 1914

Wellington

Lat -41.3, Long 174.8

Sick List 1

8,30am Landed Church Parties

11.0am Ship's company attended Divine Service in "Psyche"

Cleaning ship.

 

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23 March 1914

Wellington

Lat -41.3, Long 174.8

Sick List 1

Cleaning ship

Painting etc

 

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24 March 1914

Wellington

Lat -41.3, Long 174.8

Sick list 1

Cleaning ship

 

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25 March 1914

Wellington

Lat -41.3, Long 174.8

Sick list 2

9.30am Senior Naval officer inspected ship. Exercised "General Quarters", Collision and Fire Stations.

11.10am Arrived HMS Pyramus:

1.30pm Transferring provisions.

 

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26 March 1914

Wellington

Lat -41.3, Long 174.8

Sick list 2

9.30am Senior Naval Officer inspected Marines Detachment.

10.30am Seamen at Small Arms drill.

11.0am Scrubbing canvas gear

stoning timbers, etc

 

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27 March 1914

Wellington

Lat -41.3, Long 174.8

Sick list 2

6.30am Preparing for coaling

8.00am Commenced coaling

10.15 finished coaling received 94 tons

11.0am Cleaning ship

 

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28 March 1914

Wellington

Lat -41.3, Long 174.8

Sick List 1

Cleaning ship

1.0pm Make & mend clothes

 

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29 March 1914

Wellington

Lat -41.3, Long 174.8

Sick list 0

Cleaning ship

10.0am Ships company attended Divine Services in 'Psyche'

 

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30 March 1914

at Wellington and from Wellington to Suva

Lat -41.3, Long 174.6

Sick List 0

6.30am Preparing for sea.

7.30am Dated lifebuoy.

9.30am Cast off.

9.37am Proceeded course various 115 rev.

11.30am Reefing up courses etc.

Noon True Bearing and Distance:  Cape Palliser Light House S67E 16.5 miles

Pointing ropes, etc

4.0pm Read warrant No.17

11.20pm Sighted Castle Point Light abeam 11.5 miles

 

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31 March 1914

from Wellington to Suva

Lat -39.4, Long -171.5

Sick list 0

10:30am clocks on 2 minutes

Noon True Bearing and Distance:  Portland Island Light S9E 25.5 miles

3.20pm Sighted Portland Island Light House abeam 9 miles

8.30pm pointed yard to wind

10.30pm Clocks on 12 minutes.

  

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LOG BOOK – APRIL 1914

 

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Ordinary speed or consumption exceeded.

Date: 17th-27th April
Number of hours exceeded: 192. (40 minutes allowed)

Distance run per hour: 8.85 knots per hour average

Coal expended for all purposes - average .518 tons per hour

Distance run per ton of coal: 17.05 knots average

Reasons for exceeding: To keep programme dates.

 

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1 April 1914

from Wellington to Suva

Lat -36.9, Long 178.8

Sick list 0

2.00am Clock on 12 minutes.

6.26am Sighted East Island abeam 6 miles

Refitting, pointing rope, painting

Noon True Bearing and Distance:  East Island S10W 46 miles

 

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2 April 1914

from Wellington to Suva

Lat -33.6, Long 178.7

sick list 0

7.0am Set ??? sails

9.30am Drilled Small Arms Company

11.0am Took in ????sail

Noon True Bearing and Distance: East Island S1W 242 miles

2.0pm Make & mend clothing

4.0pm Made plain sail. Reefed tops

 

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3 April 1914

from Wellington to Suva

Lat -30.3, Long 178.7

sick list 0

7.0am shook out reef in tops'l

Cleaning ship

Noon True Bearing and Distance: N. Astrolabe Reef: N0-1/2W 704 miles

4.0pm Furled sails

 

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4 April 1914

from Wellington to Suva

Lat -27.2, Long 178.7

sick list 0

1.0am Set and took in jib

Noon True Bearing and Distance: N Astrolabe Point  N0.5W 509 miles

cleaning ship etc

 

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5 April 1914

from Wellington to Suva

Lat -23.7, Long 178.7

sick list 0

7.0am made plain sail. Took in topfores'l

9.30am Took in jib

10.0am Held Divine Service

Noon True Bearing and Distance: N. Astrolabe Point: N1W 306 miles

Cleaning ship

6.0pm Took in square sail

 

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6 April 1914

from Wellington to Suva

Lat -20.2, Long 178.6

sick list 0

Cleaning ship

Noon True Bearing and Distance: Reef: N2W 93 miles

9.58pm Sighted Solo Light

11.39pm Sighted Solo Light: abeam

 

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7 April 1914

from Wellington to Suva and at Suva, Fiji

Lat -18.1, Long 178.4

Sick List 0

0.05am Took in head sails

1.21am Sighted Suva Light: N28W

3.45am Stop.

3.55am Let go Port anchor - 10.5 fathoms. 3 Shackles.

7.0am Covered sails.

8.0am Spread awnings.

Cleaning boats etc

 

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8 April 1914

Suva, Fiji

Lat -18.1, Long 178.4

Sick List 0

Cleaning ship sides etc

 

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9 April 1914

Suva, Fiji

Lat -18.1, Long 178.4

Sick List 0

Cleaning ship

Made & mend clothes

 

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10 April 1914

Suva, Fiji

Lat -18.1, Long 178.4

Sick List 0

9.0am Landed Church parties

10.30am Held Divine Services

    (This is Good Friday.)

 

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11 April 1914

Suva, Fiji

Lat -18.1, Long 178.4

Sick List 0

Cleaning ship

10.30am Tested life buoy

 

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12 April 1914

Suva, Fiji

Lat -18.1, Long 178.4

Sick List 0

10.30am Held Divine Services

    (This is Easter Sunday.)

 

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13 April 1914

Suva, Fiji

Lat -18.1, Long 178.4

Sick List 0

Cleaning ship

1.0pm Make and mend clothes

 

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14 April 1914

Suva, Fiji

Lat -18.1, Long 178.4

Sick List 0

Cleaning ship

 

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15 April 1914

Suva, Fiji

Lat -18.1, Long 178.4

Sick List 0

9.30am Restowing magazines

2.0pm Preparing for coaling

3.0pm Coal hull secured alongside

 

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16 April 1914

Suva, Fiji

Lat -18.1, Long 178.4

Sick list 1

6.0am Commenced Coaling

10.0am Coaling ship rec'd 110 tons

2.10 Finished coaling 110 tons.

3.10 Weighed and proceeded alongside wharf.

3.45 Secured.

5.0pm Cleaning ship

Draught F 11.5 A 13.7

 

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17 April 1914

at Suva, Fiji and from Suva to Tokelau Islands

Lat -18.1, Long 178.4

Sick List 1

9.0am Preparing for sea. tested life buoys

10.0am tested life buoys

10.30am Embarked Midshipman Indrenam and Lt. Kirkwood - passengers

11:50am Warped astern

11:55am Cast off

Cleaning ship

10:00pm Clocks on 5 minutes

 

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18 April 1914

from Suva to Tokelau Islands

Lat -16.3, Long -178.6

Sick list 1

2:00am Clocks on 5 minutes

Noon True Bearing and Distance: Wallis Island N40E 242 miles

1.0pm Make and mend clothes

4.0pm Set Fore & Aft sails less spanker

10.0pm Clocks on 6 minutes.

 

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19 April 1914

from Suva to Tokelau Islands

Lat -13.8, Long -176.5

Sick list 0

2:00am Clocks on 6 minutes

7.0am Crossed TopGallant Yard. Made plain sail. Stowed forestays'l

Cleaning ship

10.0am Reset sail

11.30am Shortened & furled sail

Noon True Bearing and Distance: Wallis Island N52E 35 miles

1.30pm Sighted Wallis Island N20E

10.0pm Clocks on 4 minutes

11.0pm Exercised Seaboat's Crew

 

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20 April 1914

from Suva to Tokelau Islands

Lat -12.2, Long -174.1

Sick list 0

2.0am Clocks on 4 minutes

Cleaning ship

8.0am Wind shifted to ENE. Heavy rain

9.30am Furled awnings. Down top gallant Yard

10.30am Bent mizzen tops'l

Noon True Bearing and Distance: Fakaofu on estimation N43E 251 miles

4.0pm Quarters, squared yards

10.0 Clocks on 5 minutes

 

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21 April 1914

from Suva to Tokelau Islands and at Fakaofu

Lat -9.7, Long -171.6

Sick list 0

2.0am Clocks on 5 min

2.30am Exercised Seaboat's crew

Refitting etc

Noon True Bearing and Distance: Fakaofu N51E 26 miles

1:45pm Sighted land to NE-ward

4.0pm Pointed yards to wind

5.30pm Housed jib boom

10.0pm Exercised Seaboat's Crew

 

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22 April 1914

from Fakaofu to Atafu and off Atafu

Lat -8.2, Long -172.2

Sick list 0

3.30am Exercised Seaboat's Crew

10.0am Clocks back 4 min.

Noon True Bearing and Distance: Atafu S45W 26.5 miles

1.30pm Atafu Island ahead

3.57pm Stopped off village

4.30pm Course Various to South end of atoll.

6.30pm disembarked Mr. Indrenam passenger

 

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     (Cover of the original log that stayed with the ship for the whole voyage.)

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     (See transcription at the ship's bio at the start of this history.)

 

(The logs from the 23rd April to 30th April 1914 were scanned twice for the following accounting, once from the original log newly begun, and once from the overlapping monthly copy made for sending home that began 1st April 1914.)

 

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23 April 1914

off Atafu Atoll, Tokelau Islands, and from Atafu to Suva

Lat -8.6 Long -172.5

Sick list 0

6.0am Course west 80 revs to close island.

8.30am Stopped off South end of Atafu Atoll

Cleaning ship.

1.0pm Make and mend clothes

4.0pm Hoisted in skiff

7.55pm Shaped Course S5E 130 revs.

8.20pm Streamed Log.

9.45pm Reset Log – streamed new rotator

 

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24 April 1914

from Atafu to Suva

Lat -10.9, Long -172.5

Sick list 0

7.0am Made plain sail. Set fore & aft sail. Less foretopsail & spanker

10.45am Shortened & furled sail

Lost overboard by accident mushroom top for ventilator Pattern no. 100F

Noon True Bearing and Distance: Wailaugi Lala Island S48W 520 miles (Small Fijian island NE of Suva)

4.30pm Set fore & aft sail less spanker

5.30pm Lost overboard by accident ~~broom ~ for ventilator Pattern. no. 100F

 

 

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25 April 1914

Place

from Atafu to Suva

Lat -13.1, Long -174.3

Sick list 0

5.30am At daylight Savai'i Island, Samoa, in sight

6.30am Made plain sail less fore stays'l

10.45am Clocks back 9 minutes

Noon True Bearing and Distance: Wailaugi Lala Island S57W 325 miles

12.45pm Clocks back 9 minutes

4.30pm Shifted top gallant s'l – took in top gallant s'l

 

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26 April 1914

from Atafu to Suva

Lat -16.0, Long -178.0

Sick list 0

6.45am Set topgallant sail

10.45 Clocks back 9 minutes

Noon True Bearing and Distance: Wailaugi Lala Island S54W 76 miles

12.45 Clocks back 9 minutes

2.30pm Make and mend clothes

6.26pm Sighted Wailaugi Lala Light abeam 4.2 miles

 

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27 April 1914

from Atafu to Suva and at Suva, Fiji

Lat -18.2, Long -178.6

Sick list 0

2.0am Took in gaff mains'l

5.0am Set gaff mains'l

10.0am Took in gaff mainsail & jib

11.30am Shortened & furled sail

Noon True Bearing and Distance: Wailaugi Lala Island: N77W 5 miles

1.54 Stop - Engines as req. for going alongside wharf. Secured to wharf

1.54 Stop - Engine as req. for going alongside wharf. Secured to wharf.

5.30pm Disembarked Mr. Kirkwood passenger

 

 

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28 April 1914

Suva, Fiji

Lat -18.1, Long 178.4

Sick list 0

10.30am Lost overboard by accident Tube candle Pattern No. 117 Socket & reflector for ditto 105

 Painting ship's sides, etc.

 

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29 April 1914

Suva, Fiji

Lat -18.1, Long 178.4

Sick list 0

2.0pm Refitting, etc 

 

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30 April 1914

Suva, Fiji

Lat -18.1, Long 178.4

Sick list 0

10.0am Refitting and cleaning ship

 

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LOG BOOK – MAY 1914

 

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1 May 1914

Suva, Fiji

Lat -18.1, Long 178.4

Sick list 0

landed Small arm company for drill

spreading poop awning and cleaning ship

 

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2 May 1914

Suva, Fiji

Lat -18.1, Long 178.4

Sick list 0

cleaning ship

 

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3 May 1914

Suva, Fiji

Lat -18.1, Long 178.4

Sick list 0

9.0am Landed church parties

10.0am Held Divine Service

 

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4 May 1914

At Suva, Fiji, and from Suva to Vila, Vanuatu

Lat -18.1, Long 178.4

Sick List 1

6.15am Cast off from wharf. Proceeded alongside coal hulk.

6.45am Secured.

8.0am Commenced coaling.

3.10pm Finished coaling. ___tons

3.55pm Cast off.

4.30pm Shaped Course S15W

10.42pm Sighted Cape Washington Light, Kadavu Island, Fiji, S45E

 

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5 May 1914

from Suva to Vila

Lat -18.1, Long 178.4

sick list = 1

10.45am Clocks back 8 minutes

Noon True Bearing and Distance: Narupo Point, Efate Island N85W 424 miles

12.45pm Clocks back 10 minutes

 

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6 May 1914

from Suva to Vila

Lat -18.2, Long 171.0

sick list = 1

10.45am Clock back 10 minutes

Noon True Bearing and Distance: Narupo Pt. Efate Island: N81W 199 miles

12.40pm Clock back 13 minutes

Pointing rope, etc.

 

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7 May 1914

from Suva to Vila and at Vila, Vanuatu

Lat -17.7, Long 168.3

Sick List 1

6.40am Sighted land on Starboard bow.

9.15am Shortened & furled sails

10.25am Stop - Engines worked as required

11.30am Secured alongside berth.

1.0pm Water completed. Preparing for coaling.

 

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8 May 1914

Vila, Vanuatu

Lat -17.7, Long 168.3

Sick List 1

6.30am Commenced Coaling

9.44am Finished coaling 40 tons

10.25am Cast off from hulk. Course & speed various.

10.45am Let got P. anchor in 17 fathoms. 3.5 Shackles.

   Anchorage Bearings:

       Front Island Br.: N61E

       Timiki ~: S10E

       Coffee Stove: N2E

 

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9 May 1914

Vila, Vanuatu

Lat -17.7, Long 168.3

Sick List 1

9.30 Saluted British Resident Commissioner - 11 guns

10.15 Saluted French Resident Commissioner - 11 guns.

2.0pm Make and mend clothes

   (The British and French ran a combined "condominium" government of the archipelago Vanuatu)

 

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10 May 1914

Vila, Vanuatu

Lat -17.7, Long 168.3

Sick list 1

9.0am Landed church parties

10.0am Held Divine Service

 

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11 May 1914

At Vila and from Vila to Ambryn Island

Lat -17.7, Long 168.3

sick list 1

10.30am Preparing for sea, etc.

6.10pm Weighed.

6.30pm Proceeded.

9.0pm Set sails

 

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12 May 1914

from Vila to Ambryn Island and off Ambryn Island

from Ambryn to Wala Island and at Wala Island

     (Wala and Rano are small islets on the northeast coast of Malekula Island, Vanuatu.)

Lat -16.0, Long 167.4

Sick List 1

4.30am Sighted land on Port bow

7.32am alter course into Craig Cove – course various for rounding Dip Point.

8.50am Stopped off Dip Point anchorage. Communicated with HMS "Sealark"

10.01am Course N10W - 130 revs.

Noon True Bearing and Distance: Wala Island N70W 17.5 miles

1.51pm Course as required for rounding Pinaturu Point and passing inside Rano and Wala Islands.

2.03pm Stop. 2.45 Let go Port anchor in 20 fathoms. 5 shackles

 

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13 May 1914

at Wala Island, from Wala Island. to South West Bay, Malekula Island,

 and at South West Bay, Malekula Island, Vanuatu

Lat -16.1, Long 167.2

Sick List 1

6.25am Weighed.

6.43am Proceeded

Noon True Bearing and Distance: West Point South West Bay S33E 17 miles

2.17pm Stop.

2.22pm Let go Port anchor in 7 fathoms. 2.5 shackles

 

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14 May 1914

at South West Bay, Malakula Island and from South West Bay, Malakula to Vila, Vanuatu

Lat -16.5, Long 167.4

Sick list 0

2.0pm Make and mend clothes

5.55pm Weighed.

6.05pm Proceeded.

 

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15 May 1914

from South West Bay to Vila and at Vila, Vanuatu

Lat -17.7, Long 168.3

Sick List 0

9.38am Stopped.

9.45am Secured alongside Coal hulk "Titus". Preparing for coaling.

1.05pm HMY "Euphrosyne" arrived

 

 (His Majesty's Steam Yacht Euphrosyne was the private-use government transportation provided for the British Resident Commissioner.  From 'Stewart's Handbook of the Pacific Islands' c.1919  http://www.archive.org/stream/stewartshandbook00alle/stewartshandbook00alle_djvu.txt)

 

 

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16 May 1914

at Vila, Vanuatu, and from Vila to Suva, Fiji

Lat -17.7, Long 168.3

Sick List 2

6.15am Commenced coaling.

9.25am Finished coaling. __ tons.

1.0pm Preparing for sea

2.08pm Cast off.

2.10pm Proceeded

8.0pm Set sail.

10.30pm Clocks on 5 minutes

10.40pm Stopped.

10.50pm Proceeded

 

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17 May 1914

from Vila to Suva

Lat -18.1, Long 171.2

Sick List 2

2.0am Clocks on 5 minutes

Noon True Bearing and Distance: Naruko Pt., Efate Island N86W 165 miles

10.0pm Clocks on 5 minutes

 

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18 May 1914

from Vila to Suva

Lat -18.37, Long 174.7

Sick List 1

3.45am Clocks on 6 minutes

Noon True Bearing and Distance: Vatu Lailai Island North Point S88E 170 miles

10.0pm Clocks on 10 minutes

 

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19 May 1914

from Vila to Suva and at Suva, Fiji

Lat -18.2, Long 178.1

Sick List 0

2.0am Clocks on 9 minutes

Noon True Bearing and Distance: Suva Harbour Breakwater N50E 13 miles

1.32pm Stop.

1.55pm Secured alongside wharf. Spread awnings.

 

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20 May 1914

Suva, Fiji

Lat -18.1, Long 178.4

Sick List 1

6.0am Landed every available man for practice march.

 

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21 May 1914

Suva, Fiji

Lat -18.1, Long 178.4

Sick List 1

Cleaning ship.

Embarking provisions.

 

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22 May 1914

Suva, Fiji

Lat -18.1, Long 178.4

Sick List 1

Cleaning ship.

2.0pm Make and mend clothes.

 

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23 May 1914

Suva, Fiji

Lat -18.1, Long 178.4

Sick List 1

6.30 Cleaning ship.

8.0am Dressed ship overall.

10.0am Cleaning ship.

1.30pm Landed small arms company for General inspection.

5.33pm Undressed ship.

 

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24 May 1914

Suva, Fiji

Lat -18.1, Long 178.4

Sick List 1

10.0am Landed ship's company for church.

 

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25 May 1914

Suva, Fiji

Lat -18.1, Long 178.4

Sick List 1

6.0am Landed every available man for route march.

Cleaning ship's side

 

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26 May 1914

Suva, Fiji

Lat -18.1, Long 178.4

Sick List 1

Cleaning ship.

8.0am Dressed ship overall.

Painting ship.

Noon Fired Royal Salute of 21 guns in honour of H.M. the Queen.

 

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27 May 1914

Suva, Fiji

Lat -18.1, Long 178.4

Sick List 1

Painting ship.

 

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28 May 1914

Suva, Fiji

Lat -18.1, Long 178.4

sick list 1

6.0am Landed every available man for route march.

2.0pm Make and mend clothes

 

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29 May 1914

Suva, Fiji

Lat -18.1, Long 178.4

sick list 1

6.0am Landed every available man for route march.

2.0pm Make and mend clothes.

 

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30 May 1914

Suva, Fiji

Lat -18.1, Long 178.4

sick list 1

Cleaning Ship

 

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31 May 1914

Suva, Fiji

Lat -18.1, Long 178.4

sick list 1

Cleaning Ship

10.0am Landed Church parties

10.30am Ships company landed for Church

 

 

 

LOG BOOK – JUNE 1914

 

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1 June 1914

Suva, Fiji

Lat -18.1, Long 178.4

Sick List 2

5.0am Draught: Fore 10'8' Aft 13'5'

6.0am Cast off from wharf and worked engines as necessary to secure alongside in Southern billet. Coal hulk secured alongside.

8.50am Commenced coaling.

11.40am Finished coaling 46 tons

Noon

1.0pm Draught: Fore 11'5' Aft 13'7'

Cleaning Ship

4.0pm Paid monthly advances

 

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2 June 1914

Suva, Fiji

Lat -18.1, Long 178.4

Sick List 2

Cleaning Ship

9.0am Divisions. Prayers.

Painting guns, cleaning boats, refitting, etc.

Mended furl of sail

Noon

Refitting, etc.

4.0pm Quarters

 

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3 June 1914

Suva, Fiji

Suva

Lat -18.1, Long 178.4

Sick List 3

Cleaning Ship

8.0am Dressed ship overall.

11.45am Manned Yards.

Noon. Fired Royal salute of 21 guns in honour of H.M. the King. Cheered ship.

2.0pm Make and mend clothes

 

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4 June 1914

at Suva, Fiji, and from Suva to Matuku

Lat -18.1, Long 178.4

Sick List 2

10.0am Cleaning Ship and preparing for sea.

2.0pm Make and mend clothes

3.30pm Furled awnings.

4.0pm Cast off from wharf and proceeded to secure to warping buoy.

6.30pm Embarked HE the Governor of Fiji, the Native Commissioner, Mr. Maxwell, the Roko Tui Lau (title of head administrator of the Fijian district of Lau) and two Fijians.

9.08. Slipped and proceeded.

11.0pm Clocks on 5 minutes Pointed yards to wind.

 

 

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5 June 1914

from Suva to Matuku and at Matuku Island, Fiji

Lat -19.0, Long 179.4

Sick List 1

3.0am Sighted Solo Light S56W

11.05am Sighted land: on Port bow

Noon True Bearing and Distance: Matuku Island S52E 10 miles

1.36pm Course & speed various for entering Matuku Island Harbour.

1.56pm Let go Port anchor 3.5 shackles 17 fathoms.

2.0pm Saluted H.E. the Governor of Fiji on landing - 17 guns

5.0pm Disembarked the Native Commissioner, the Roko Tui Lau and three Fijians

 

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6 June 1914

at Matuku Island and from Matuku to Nuku'alofa Island, Tonga

Lat -19.3, Long 179.8

Sick List 1

9.50am Weighed. Course & speed as requisite out of Matuku Island Harbour

Noon True Bearing and Distance: Oatoa Island S72E 113 miles

10.0pm Clocks on 5 minutes

 

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7 June 1914

from Matuku to Nuku'alofa

Lat -20.4, Long -177.8

Sick List 1

2.0am Clocks on 5 minutes

Noon True Bearing and Distance: Atata Island, Tongatabu S74E 150 miles

10.0pm Clocks on 5 minutes

 

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8 June 1914

from Matuku to Nuku'alofa and at Nuku'alofa, Tongatabu Island

Lat -21.1, Long -175.2

Sick List 1

2.0am Clocks on 5 minutes

10.38am Course various for Egeria Channel.

11.30am Secured to Eastern Buoy Nuku'alofa

12.10pm Saluted British Consul 7 guns.

12.20pm Saluted H.E. the Governor 17 guns.

Spread awnings. Painting.

3.40pm Read Warrant No.21

4.0pm Disembarked H.E. the Governor and Mr. Maxwell

 

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9 June 1914

Nuku'alofa, Tongatabu Island

Lat -21.1, Long -175.2

Sick List 1

11.30 Crossed Top Gallant Yard, loosed sails for drying

 

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10 June 1914

Nuku'alofa, Tongatabu Island

Lat -21.1, Long -175.2

Sick List 1

8.0am Saluted Tongan Flag 21 guns.

Banding sails. Painting

2.0pm Make and mend clothes

 

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11 June 1914

at Nuku'alofa and from Nuku'alofa to Suva

Lat -21.1, Long -175.2

Sick list 1

9.30am Slipped from buoy and anchored off wharf. Starboard anchor 12 fathoms 2.5 shackles

Preparing for sea.

3.30pm Embarked H.E. the Governor and Mr. Maxwell

3.45pm Saluted H.E. the Governor 17 guns

4.20pm Weighed.

4.38pm Proceeded

5.08pm Course various for Egeria Channel.

6.00pm Made plain sail.

 

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12 June 1914

from Nuku'alofa to Suva

Lat -20.1, Long -178.1

Sick list 1

10.45am Clocks back 10 minutes

Refitting etc. Trimmed sails.

Noon True Bearing and Distance: Ouata Oatoa: N43W 17 miles

12.45pm Clocks back 10 minutes

Refitting etc

4.0pm Quarters. Exercised collision and abandon ship stations.

 

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13 June 1914

from Nuku'alofa to Suva and off Matuku Island and at Suva

Lat -18.4, Long 178.6

Sick list 1

12.10am Took in fore &aft sail

2.30am Sighted land.

3.16am Course N60W. Exercised Seaboat's crew.

5.53am Stopped off entrance to Matuku Harbour.

6.0am Embarked the Native Commissioner, the Roko Tui Lau and 2 Fijians.

6.11am Proceeded.

Noon True Bearing and Distance: Solo Light House: S89W 24 miles

1.10pm Clocks back 5 minutes

Preparing hawsers, etc

4.38pm Stop. Engines as requisite

4.55pm Secured alongside wharf.

5.0pm Disembarked H.E. the Governor, Native Commissioner, Mr. Maxwell, the Roko Tui Lau, and 2 Fijians

 

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14 June 1914

Suva, Fiji

Lat -18.1, Long 178.4

Sick list 1

6.0am Spread Awnings

10.0am Landed Church parties.

10.30am Ships company landed for Church

 

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15 June 1914

Suva, Fiji

Lat -18.1, Long 178.4

Sick List 3

Painting mess desks, refitting cutter's falls. Ordinary seamen at instructions.

4.0pm Read Warrant No. 22

 

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16 June 1914

Suva, Fiji

Lat -18.1, Long 178.4

Sick list 2

Cleaning Ship

8.0am Divisions. Prayers.

Painting the mess deck and refitting. ordinaries at instruction.

Noon

Painting mess deck, refitting.

4.0pm Quarters

 

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17 June 1914

Suva, Fiji

Lat -18.1, Long 178.4

Sick list 1

Painting the mess deck, etc.

Noon

Painting mess deck, rigging stances, refitting, etc.

3.0pm Warped ship ahead.

 

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18 June 1914

Suva, Fiji

Lat -18.1, Long 178.4

Sick list 1

Cleaning Ship

Painting ships side

2.0pm Make and mend clothes

 

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19 June 1914

Suva, Fiji

Lat -18.1, Long 178.4

9.0am Divisions. Prayers.

Physical drill. General Quarters.

10.0am Arrived HMS "Philomel"

Noon

Painting on upper deck and scrubbing canvass gear.

5.0pm Sailed - HMS "Philomel"

 

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20 June 1914

Suva, Fiji

Lat -18.1, Long 178.4

Sick list 2

Cleaning Ship

6.30am Aired night clothing

11.0am Tested Life buoy

Noon

4.0pm Quarters

 

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21 June 1914

Suva, Fiji

Lat -18.1, Long 178.4

Sick list 2

Cleaning Ship

9.0am Landed Church parties

9.30am. Ship's Company landed for Church

Noon

4.0pm Quarters

5.0pm Furled awnings

 

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22 June 1914

at Suva, Fiji and from Suva to Vila

Lat -18.1, Long 178.4

Sick list 2

5.0am Draught Fore 10-1 Aft 13-3

6.30am Cast off from wharf. Proceeded alongside collier "Rakanoa".

6.45am Secured.

8.00am Commenced coaling.

Noon. Finished coaling. Received 86 tons.

1.0pm Draught Fore 11-5 Aft 13-7

2.0pm Warped ship outside hulk.

Cleaning ship. Tested Life buoy

Preparing for sea.

5.05pm Cast off.

5.10pm Proceeded

8.15pm Course S 47"W. Set fore & aft sail less spanker

10.0pm Exercised Seaboat's crew

 

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23 June 1914

from Suva to Vila

Lat -18.3, Long 175.4

Sick List 1

1.30am Securing gear on upper deck (winds at force 4-5)

3.30am Exercised Seaboat's crew

6.40 Set fores'l and single reef topsail. Took in jib & fore tops'l

9.00 Took in main topmast stays'l. Furled poop awning. Set mizzen topsail

Cleaning paintwork, chipping bulkheads, etc.

10.45am Clocks back 10 minutes

Noon True Bearing and Distance: Narupo Point, Efate Island: N84W 420 miles

12.45pm Clocks back 10 minutes

Refitting, etc.

2.45pm Took in main gaffs.

4.0pm Quarters

 

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24 June 1914

from Suva to Vila

Lat -18.1, Long 171.5

Sick List 1

Refitting etc. First aid class at instruction

10.45am Clocks back 10 minutes

Noon True Bearing and Distance: Narupo Pt. Efate Island: N81W 180 miles

12.45pm Clocks back 11 minutes

Pointing ropes, & cleaning out hammock nettings

4.0pm Quarters. Single reefed topsail

 

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25 June 1914

from Suva to Vila and at Vila, Vanuatu

Lat -17.7, Long 168.3

Sick List 1

4.45am TO 5.40am Sounding continuously.

6.00am Land discernible. Preparing hawsers.

7.35am Pango Point at 0.75 miles Course 10.5"W

8.45am Stop. Secured alongside hulk "Titus".

9.40am Commenced coaling.

Draught Fore 10-10 Aft 13-3

Noon

12.20pm Finished coaling - 31 tons.

2.15pm Cast off & proceeded to anchorage.

2.30pm Let go Starboard anchor in 20 fathoms 3.5 shackles

4.0pm Read warrants 23, 24, 25

Draught F 11-3 A 13-6

 

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26 June 1914

Vila, Vanuatu

Lat -17.7, Long 168.3

Sick List 1

Cleaning Ship

9.0am French ship "Kersaint" arrived

9.20am Saluted French Resident Commissioner 11 guns.

Noon

Spread awnings. Embarking stores.

2.30pm Shifted sheet anchor.

8.50pm French ship "Kersaint" sailed

 

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27 June 1914

Vila, Vanuatu

Lat -17.7, Long 168.3

Sick list 1

Cleaning ship

Noon

2.0pm make and mend clothes

 

 

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28 June 1914

Vila, Vanuatu

Lat -17.7, Long 168.3

Sick list 2

Cleaning Ship

9.0am Landed church parties.

10.0am Held Divine Service

Noon

4.0pm Quarters

 

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29 June 1914

Vila, Vanuatu

Lat -17.7, Long 168.3

Sick list 2

Cleaning ship, refitting, etc.

Rove new wheel ropes.

Noon

Refitting and preparing for sea.

Furled awnings.

Quarters

 

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30 June 1914

at Vila and from Vila to Port Sandwich and at Port Sandwich

Lat -17.0, Long 167.6

Sick list 2

3.30am Draught Fore 11.5 Aft 13.6

4.40am Sailed HMY "Euphrosyne".  Tested Life buoy

5.0am Embarked Mr. Johnston and 21 Native Police

6.10am Weighed.

6.17am Proceeded.

7.13am Course various for rounding Devil Point. Made plain sail.

8.05am N East Sarradaka Island abeam

9.45am Braced up.

Noon True Bearing and Distance: Kai'ou(?) N14W 31 miles

2.0pm make and mend clothes

3.57pm Shortened & furled sail.

4.40pm Course for entering Port Sandwich.

4.58pm Stop.

5.02pm Let go Starboard anchor in 9.5 fathoms 2.5 shackles

Found here HMY Euphrosyne

 

 

LOG BOOK – JULY 1914

 

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1 July 1914

Port Sandwich

Lat -16.4, Long 167.8

Sick list 0

6.30am Discharged Lieut. Baldwin and 3 Petty Officers and 13 men to "Euphrosyne" for passage to the Islands of Atchin, Wala and Rano as temporary garrison.

7.05am sailed - H.M.Y. "Euphrosyne"

10.0am Inspected landing party and gear.

2.0pm make and mend clothes

 

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2 July 1914

from Port Sandwich to Wala Island via Atchin Island and at Wala Island.

Lat -15.9, Long 167.3

Sick list 0

6.20am Weighed.

11.04am Stopped off north coast of Atchin Island. Found ~  HMY "Euphrosyne"

12.04pm Proceeded.  

12.25pm Stopped.

12.31pm Let go Starboard anchor in 19 fathoms 4 shackles off Wala Island.

1.30pm French cruiser "Kersaint" arrived. Turning out and lowering boats.

4.0pm Quarters. Read warrant No.26

4.30pm Embarked 2 Native Guides and 10 Native bearers from Rano Island.

 

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3 July 1914

Wala Island

Lat -16.0, Long 167.4

Sick list 0

5.30am Combined British and French punitive expedition from "Torch" and "Kersaint" landed.

11.30 Temporary Islands garrisons returned.

Cleaning ship, etc.

 

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4 July 1914

Wala Island

Lat -16.0, Long 167.4

Sick list 0

Cleaning ship

2.0pm make and mend clothes

6.0pm combined expedition returned.  Embarked 1 native prisoner

8.0pm discharged 10 native bearers to Rano Island

8.50pm Sailed. French cruiser "Kersaint"

 

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5 July 1914

Wala Island

Lat -16.0, Long 167.4

Sick list 0

9.27am Death of Constable Warteviosh, British New Hebrides Constabulary, of wounds received in action with Bushmen in Walakula.

10.30am Disembarked 7 native police for protection of Fradar's property

Noon Held Divine Service

5.0pm The Funeral took place on Wala Island with full Naval honours of Constable Warteviosh of the British New Hebrides Constabulary.

 

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6 July 1914

at Wala Island and from Wala Island to Vila via Port Sandwich

 

Preparing for sea. Housed jib boom. Sent down top gallant Yard.

8.0am Sailed HMY "Euphrosyne".

9.30am Weighed.

9.42am Proceeded 130 revs. Course various for passing inside Rano Island.

10.07am Pinalum Point abeam 0.5'. Pointed yards to wind. Cleaning ship.

Noon True Bearing and Distance:  Bougnaui(?) Point S42E 10 miles

2.44pm Course various for entering Port Sandwich.

3.04pm Stopped off Planter Point - communicated with shore.

3.22pm Proceeded

Exercised Seaboat's crew

 

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7 July 1914

from Wala Island to Vila and at Vila, Vanuatu

Lat -16.1, Long 167.3

Sick list 1

12.55am Stopped in Undine Bay

2.03am Proceeded

4.20am Course various for rounding Tuk's tuki and Devil's Point.

6.27am Stopped.

6.30am Let go Starboard anchor in 16 fathoms 3 shackles Found French cruiser "Kersaint"

9.0am Disembarked Mr. Johnson, 12 Native Police and 1 Prisoner

Spread awnings. Crossed top gallant yard. Ran out jib boom.

Cleaning paintwork.

2.15pm Arrived HMY Euphrosyne

4.0pm Quarters. Read warrants 27, 28

 

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8 July 1914

Vila, Vanuatu

Lat -17.7, Long 168.3

Sick list 3

8.30am Party attended memorial service for the French New Hebrides Constabulary killed in the continued expedition on 4th July.

10.30am Meeting of joint Naval Commission was held on board

Cleaning ship.

Painting mess deck. scraping, etc.

4.0pm Quarters

 


 

Newspaper articles about this police action in The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW):

    May 9th, 1914 (prequel): http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/28115196?searchTerm=kersaint 

    July 13th, 1914: http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/15522350?searchTerm=kersaint 

    July 14th, 1914: http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/45288535?searchTerm=kersaint 

    July 24th, 1914: http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/15525116?searchTerm=kersaint 

 

An interview with a sailor from Torch in Barrier Miner (Broken Hill, NSW):

    August 29th, 1914: http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/45296179?searchTerm=kersaint%20torch&searchLimits=l-category=Article

 

Government changes between the British and French,

 and HMS Torch cricket team in The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW):

    August 29th, 1914: http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/15338541?searchTerm=kersaint%20torch&searchLimits=l-category=Article

 


 

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9 July 1914

Vila, Vanuatu

Lat -17.7, Long 168.3

Sick list 2

Painting mess deck, refitting, etc.

2.0pm Make and mend clothes

5.05 Sailed French cruiser "Kersaint"

 

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10 July 1914

Vila, Vanuatu

Lat -17.7, Long 168.3

Sick list 2

Cleaning Ship

Painting mess deck and assembling small gear.

 

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11 July 1914

Vila, Vanuatu

Lat -17.7, Long 168.3

Sick list 2

Cleaning Ship

9.0am Aired night clothing

Cleaning Ship

 

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12 July 1914

Vila, Vanuatu

Lat -17.7, Long 168.3

Sick list 2

Cleaning Ship

9.00am Landed Church parties. Divisions.

10.0am Held Divine Service

 

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13 July 1914

Vila, Vanuatu

Lat -17.7, Long 168.3

Sick list 2

Cleaning Ship

Reeving dressing lines, making gaskets, painting etc.

Embarked stores from "Marsina(?)"

 

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14 July 1914

Vila, Vanuatu

Lat -17.7, Long 168.3

Sick list 2

8.0am Dressed ship overall.

9.0am Read warrant no. 29. Discharge one prisoner to "Markauko(?)" for passage to Sydney

Noon.  Fired Salute of 21 guns in honour of French Republic.

2.0pm Make and mend clothes

 

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15 July 1914

Vila, Vanuatu

Lat -17.7, Long 168.3

Sick list 2

7.00 weighed, proceeded to coal hulk

6.0am Draught F. 10-6 A. 13-3

6.30am Preparing for coaling.

7.00am Weighed. Proceeded to coal hulk.

7.40am Secured alongside "Titus".

8.55am Commenced coaling.

1.46 Finished coaling. Received tons.

Cleaning Ship

4.0pm Draught F.11-4 A.13-6

 

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16 July 1914

at Vila and from Vila to Pau Uma and at Pau Uma Mission

Lat -17.1, Long 168.1

Sick list 1

6.26am cast off from 'Titus'

7.27am Course various for rounding Devil Point and Tuk's tuki.

8.30am Tested life buoy.

Noon True Bearing and Distance: the Foreland Epi Island: North 26 miles

5.57pm Stop.

6.05pm Let go Starboard anchor in 30 fathoms 5 shackles.

 

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17 July 1914

at Pau Uma Mission and from Pau Uma to Wala Island and at Wala Island.

 Lat -16.1, Long 167.4

Sick list 1

7.00am Weighed.

7.35am Proceeded

9.02am Stopped while passing thru flotsam.

Noon True Bearing and Distance: East Coast Wala Island: N52W 21 miles

2.26pm Stop.

2.30pm Let go Starboard anchor in17.5 fathoms 3.5 shackles off Wala Island

Spread awning, painting, etc. Quarters.

 

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18 July 1914

at Wala Island and from Wala Island to Atchin Island via Vao Island and at Atchin Island

Lat -15.9, Long 167.3

Sick list 1

9.12am Weighed

9.26am Proceeded

10.24am Vidil Point Vao Island

11.32am Proceeded course various

12.03pm Stopped.

12.09pm Let go starboard anchor in 15.5 fathoms 3.5 shackles

Cleaning Ship

 

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19 July 1914

at Atchin Island and from Atchin to Vila Island

Lat -15.9, Long 167.3

Sick list 1

Cleaning Ship

10.0am Held Divine Service.

4.37pm Weighed.

4.40pm Proceeded.

 

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20 July 1914

from Atchin Island to Vila and at Vila, Vanuatu

Lat -17.7, Long 168.3

Sick list 1

9.55am Stop.

9.56am Let go Starboard anchor in 19 fathoms 3.5 shackles

11.0am Ranging(?) cable for survey.

3.0pm Cleaning chain locker. Stowing cable.

 

 

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21 July 1914

Vila, Vanuatu

Lat -17.7, Long 168.3

Sick list 1

6.30am Ranging cable for survey

8.0am Cleaning cable locker

Noon

Cleaning Ship

 

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22 July 1914

Vila, Vanuatu

Lat -17.7, Long 168.3

Sick list 0

Cleaning ship's sides, refitting, etc

Noon

Painting ship side etc

 

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23 July 1914

Vila, Vanuatu

Lat -17.7, Long 168.3

Sick list 0

Refitting boats' gear, etc.

Noon

2.0pm Make and mend clothes

 

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24 July 1914

Vila, Vanuatu

Lat -17.7, Long 168.3

Sick list 1

Painting

Refitting boats' gear

 

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25 July 1914

Vila, Vanuatu

Lat -17.7, Long 168.3

Sick list 1

3.10am Sailed HMY "Euphrosyne"

9.0am aired night clothing.

Cleaning ship.

4.10 pm Arrived HMY "Euphrosyne'

 

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26 July 1914

Vila, Vanuatu

Lat -17.7, Long 168.3

Sick list 1

8.30am Landed Church parties.

10.0am Held Divine Service

 

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27 July 1914

Vila, Vanuatu

Lat -17.7, Long 168.3

Sick list 1

6.30am Weighed.

7.00am Secured alongside hulk "Titus"

8.15am Commenced coaling.

10.55am Finished coaling. Received __ tons.

Cleaning ship.

 

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28 July 1914

at Vila and from Vila to Erromango Island and at Dillian Bay

Lat -18.1, Long 168.5

Sick list 0

7.47am Cast off. Proceeded.

8.0am Course S39W. "Euphrosyne" in company.

8.30am Pango Point abeam.

Noon True Bearing and Distance: Christina Point, Erromango Island S36E 44 miles

6.47pm Stop.

7.02pm Let go Starboard anchor in 12 fathoms 3 shackles in Dillian Bay

 

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29 July 1914

Dillion Bay, Erromango Island

Lat -18.8, Long 169.0

Sick list 0

7.0am Aired bedding.  Loosed sail for drying.

8.30am Sailed HMY "Euphrosyne"

Cleaning hammock netting, etc.  Inspected bedding.

5.15pm Arrived HMY "Euphrosyne"

 

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30 July 1914

at Dillian Bay and from Dillian Bay to Whitesands and at Whitesands, Tanna

Lat -19.2, Long 169.1

Sick list 1

Ship: Sighted "Euphrosyne": in company

8.35am Weighed.

8.44am Proceeded Course S34W

Noon True Bearing and Distance: Mt. Niekoloa(?), Tanna: S58E 12 miles

6.33pm Stop.

6.41pm Let go Starboard anchor in 16 fathoms 4.5 shackles off Whitesands.

 

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31 July 1914

Place left blank (Whitesands, Tanna Island)

Lat -19.5, Long 169.5

Sick list 1

Physical drill.

General Quarters.

Cleaning, paint stove, refitting davit guys, etc.

Noon.

 

 

LOG BOOK – AUGUST 1914

 

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1 August 1914

at Whitesands,Tanna Island, and from Whitesands to Lenakel,

   and at Lenakel, Tanna Island, and from Lenakel to Aneghowhat, Anietyum Island

Lat -19.5, Long 169.5

Sick list 1

6.15am Sailed HMY 'Euphrosyne'

Aired night clothing.

11.45am Weighed.

1.05pm Proceeded 130 revs Course various round South Point of Tanna and up west coast.

4.45pm Stop.

4.47pm Let go Starboard anchor in 12 fathoms. 4.5 shackles off Lenakel.

5.25pm Weighed.

5.30pm Proceeded.

 

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2 August 1914

from Lenakel to Aneghowhat and at Aneghowhat, Aneityum Island

Lat -20.2, Long 169.8

Sick list 1

6.51am Course various for entering Aneghowhat.

7.15am Stop.

7.17am Let go Port anchor in 7.5 fathoms. 2.5 shackles.

10.0am Held Divine Service

8.35pm arrived HMY "Euphrosyne"

 

 

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3 August 1914

Aneghowhat, Aneityum Island

Lat -20.2, Long 169.8

Sick list 1

Ranging cable for survey, cleaning boats, etc

10.00am Sailed HMY "Euphrosyne"

Preparing for sea, etc

3.40pm arrived HMY "Euphrosyne"

 

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4 August 1914

at Aneghowhat and from Aneghowhat to Dillion Bay, and at Dillion Bay, Erromango Island

Lat -19.32, Long 169.13

Sick list 1

5.40am Weighed.

5.45am Proceeded

7.0am Made plain sail

Noon True Bearing and Distance:  Lenakel ~ East 2 miles

5.13pm Stop.

5.17pm Let go Port anchor in 12 fathoms. in Dillion Bay 3.5 Shackles

 

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5 August 1914

from Dillion Bay to Vila and at Vila, Vanuatu

Lat -18.811, Long 169.002

Sick list 2

7.5am sailed HMY "Euphrosyne'

Noon Weighed.

12.09pm Proceeded

2.06pm Course N79E 130revs

4.0pm Winds = SE 5-6 State of the Sea = 5

(RN Log Instruction page: Wind 5-6 = approx. 25mph

 State of Sea 5 to 6 = Rough to very rough, waves 5 to 10 feet.)

6.30 Headed Sea SE 80 revs

('Headed Sea' = headed prow first into the waves and wind to avoid being swamped by waves hitting the sides or stern of the ship.  This takes them off course.)

 

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6 August 1914

from Dillion Bay to Vila and at Vila, Vanuatu

Lat -17.7, Long 168.3

Sick list 2

12.55am Course N67W 110 revs.

1.00am Set fores'l and fore topsail.

9.0am Preparing for war.

Noon True Bearing and Distance: Devil's Point NE 1 mile

1.50pm Course various for entering Vila Harbour.

2.04pm Stop.

2.10pm Secured alongside "Titus".

4.0pm Preparing for coaling and painting ship.

 

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7 August 1914

at Vila, Vanuatu and from Vila to Suva, Fiji

Lat -17.5, Long 168.2

sick list  2

5.0am Commenced coaling.

8.30am Embarked Midshipman Orr as Wireless Telegraphist

10.05am Finished coaling. 60 tons.

Cleaning ship. Preparing for sea.

10.59am Cast off.

11.00am Proceeded.

Noon True Bearing and Distance: Pango Point North 3/4 miles

2.30pm Preparing for war.

8.0pm manned and armed ship.

10.0pm Clocks on 5 minutes

 

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8 August 1914

from Vila to Suva

Lat -18.1, Long 171.2

sick list = 2

6.30am Clocks on 5 minutes

10.30am Preparing for war.

Noon True Bearing and Distance: Narupo Pt. Efate: N86W 170 miles

2.0pm Piped down.

6.30pm manned and armed ship.

10.0pm Clocks on 5 minutes

 

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9 August 1914

from Vila to Suva(crossed out) New Zealand

Lat -19.1, Long 173.2

sick list = 1

2.0am Clocks on 5 minutes

3.55am Course S15E for New Zealand

9.0am Adjusted clocks to time of 173.15' E Long.

10.0am Exercised General Quarters and Control drill. Guns crew at loader. Preparing ship for battle.

Noon True Bearing and Distance: Hunter Island: S18W 192 miles

2.0pm Piped down.

6.0pm manned and armed ship.

 

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10 August 1914

from Vila to New Zealand

Lat -22.3, Long 173.2

sick list = 1

10.10am Exercised Fire Control. Exercised watch man and arm ship. Exercised Ammunition supply parties.

Noon True Bearing and Distance: Hunter Island: N82W 73 miles

2.0pm Piped down.

5.30pm Manned and armed ship.

 

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11 August 1914

from Vila to New Zealand

Lat -26.1, Long -173.5

sick list = 1

10.10am Exercised General Quarters. Fire Control. Gun crews drilled at Loaders. Sightsetters drilled.

Noon True Distance and Bearing: Cape Brett: S4E 543 miles

2.0pm Piped down.

6.30pm Manned and armed ship.

 

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12 August 1914

from Vila to New Zealand

Lat 29.5, Long -174.0

sick list = 1

10.0am Exercised Fire Control. Guns' crews at Loaders. Drilled sightsetters.

Noon True Bearing and Distance: Cape Brett: S1E 317 miles

2.0pm Piped down.

6.0pm Clocks adjusted to NZ M.T. Manned and armed ship.

 

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13 August 1914

from Vila to New Zealand

Lat -33.3, Long -174.0

sick list = 1

Cleaning paintwork etc

Noon True Bearing and Distance: Cape Brett: S3.5E 105 miles

2.0pm Piped down.

6.0pm Manned and armed ship.

9.05pm Sighted Cape Brett Light

 

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14 August 1914

from Vila, Vanuatu, to New Zealand and at Auckland

sick list = 1

Lat -36.8 Long 174.8

2.55am Sighted N. Entrance Poor Knights Island: abeam 3 miles

10.0am Cleaning up decks

Noon True Bearing and Distance: approaching Rangitoto Channel

1.30pm Stop. Secured alongside Queen's wharf Auckland East side. Disembarking ammunition.

3.0pm Disembarking ammunition

Ships found here: "Psyche", "Pyramus", "Philomel"

Discharged Commander J.R.L. Ward to "Psyche"

Discharged Lieut. C.W.A. Baldwin to "Philomel"

Discharged Lieut. A.H.T. Gla~~~ to "Pyramus"

Discharged Large proportion of ship's company.

Embarked Lieut. Comdr. A. P. P~th

Embarked Sub-Lieut. Page RNR

 

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15 August 1914

Auckland

Lat -36.9, Long 174.8

sick list = 2

10.0am Transferring gear.

2.0pm Replacing gear.

5.0pm Sailed "Psyche", "Pyramus", "Philomel"

6.0pm Warped ship to ferry wharf.

 

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16 August 1914

Auckland

Lat -36.9, Long 174.8

sick list = 0

10.30am Landed church parties

 

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17 August 1914

Auckland

Lat -36.9, Long 174.8

sick list = 0

10.0am Training class at instruction

11.0am Replaced main and spanker gaffs.

 2.0pm Replacing gear. Replaced spanker boom.

 

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18 August 1914

Auckland

Lat -36.9, Long 174.8

sick list = 0

9.0am cleaning down aloft – sponging out guns.

10.0am Training class at instruction

10.30am Commenced engaging volunteers for temporary service.

2.0pm Cleaning ship and refitting.

 

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19 August 1914

Auckland

Lat -36.9, Long 174.8

sick list = 0

cleaning ship

9.0am Painting aloft

10.0am Training class at instruction

2.0pm Painting aloft

3.0pm Training class at instruction

 

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20 August 1914

Auckland

Lat -36.9, Long 174.8

sick list = 0

10.0am Training class at instruction

10.30am Loosed sails for drying.

2.0pm Furled sail.

3.0pm Training class at instruction

 

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21 August 1914

Auckland

Lat -36.9, Long 174.8

sick list = 0

10.0am Training class at instruction

Painting

3.0pm Training class at instruction

 

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22 August 1914

Auckland

Lat -36.9, Long 174.8

Sick List = 0

Cleaning ship

2.0pm Make and mend clothes

 

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23 August 1914

Auckland

Lat -36.9, Long 174.8

Sick List = 1

11.0am Landed Church parties

 

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24 August 1914

Auckland

Lat -36.9, Long 174.8

Sick List = 1

10.0am Painting, volunteers at drill

11.0am Crossed Top Gallant Yard.  Ran out jib boom.

2.0pm Painting, rigging lead gear

 

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25 August 1914

Auckland

Lat -36.9, Long 174.8

Sick List = 1

9.30am Landed escort and mourners for funeral of G Bain Leading Stoker

2.0pm Preparing for coaling.

3.30pm Coal hulk secured alongside.

(From Naval-History.net: died of illness Sunday, 23rd August 1914.)

 (From CWGC: http://www.cwgc.org/search-for-war-dead/casualty/643042/BAIN,%20GEORGE )

 

 

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26 August 1914

Auckland

Lat -36.9, Long 174.8

Sick List = 1

5.55am Commenced coaling.

9.54am Finished coaling 112 tons

Cleaning ship

 

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27 August 1914

Auckland

Lat -36.9, Long 174.8

Sick List = 1

9.30am Loosed sail.

10.0am General quarters

10.30am Bent fore and aft sail.

11.0am Training class at instruction

1.0pm Furled sail.

1.30pm Bending fore & aft sail.

2.0pm Training class at instruction

 

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28 August 1914

Auckland

Lat -36.9, Long 174.8

Sick List = 0

9.30am Sent down Top Gallant Yard.

10.0am Crossed Top Gallant Yard.

10.30am Training classes at instruction.

1.30pm Refitting, etc.

2.0pm Training classes at instruction.

 

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29 August 1914

Auckland

Lat -36.9, Long 174.8

Sick List = 0

Cleaning ship.

2.0pm Make & mend clothes

 

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30 August 1914

Auckland

Lat -36.9, Long 174.8

Sick List = 0

11.0am Landed church parties

 

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31 August 1914

Auckland

Lat -36.9, Long 174.8

Sick List = 0

9.0am Divisions. Read Articles of War.

10.0am Volunteers mustered by ledger.

10.30am Cleaning out mag. and shell rooms and small arms. Volunteers at 4" gun drill.

 

(The Articles of War were, by law, read monthly on all RN ships.  The 1887 version heard by our sailors does not seem to be digitized, but the 1866 version can be found at http://www.pdavis.nl/NDA1866.htm)

 

('Mustered by Ledger' was an accounting of the whole crew, checking that there was indeed a warm body standing on the deck in alphabetical order for every name in the ledger and the purser was not collecting pay and supplies for fictional sailors.)

 

 

 

LOG BOOK – SEPTEMBER 1914

 

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1 September 1914

Auckland

Lat -36.9, Long 174.8

sick list = 0

3.0pm Training classes for drill and boat pulling.

 

 

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2 September 1914

Auckland

Lat -36.9, Long 174.8

sick list = 0

10.30am Training classes at instructions

 

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3 September 1914

Auckland

Lat -36.9, Long 174.8

sick list = 0

2.30pm Provisioning ship.

 

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4 September 1914

Auckland

Lat -36.9, Long 174.8

sick list = 0

9.0am Unloading stores for HMS Psyche

 

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5 September 1914

Auckland

Lat -36.9, Long 174.8

sick list = 0

2.30pm Make and mend clothes

 

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6 September 1914

Auckland

Lat -36.9, Long 174.8

sick list = 0

10.30am Landed church parties

 

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7 September 1914

Auckland

Lat -36.9, Long 174.8

sick list = 0

1.0am Party discharging ammunition from SS "Mahano"

8.0am Cleaning ammunition hulk. Painting and scraping.

2.0pm Taking in ammunition

 

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8 September 1914

Auckland

Lat -36.9, Long 174.8

sick list = 0

6.30am HMS "Psyche" alongside

2.30pm  HMS "Psyche" left

 

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9 September 1914

Auckland

Lat -36.9, Long 174.8

sick list = 0

9.30am Loosed sails for drying.

Cleaning boats, refitting, etc.

2.0pm Getting in Stores

2.30pm Training class boat pulling

 

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10 September 1914

Auckland

Lat -36.9, Long 174.8

sick list = 0

9.30am Taking in stores, painting guns, volunteers at small arms drill

4.0pm Read Warrant No. 31

4.30pm HMS "Pyramus" arrived

 

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11 September 1914

Auckland

Lat -36.9, Long 174.8

sick list = 0

9.30am Exercised General Quarters

10.0am Exercised Make Plain Sail

11.0am Covering Sails

11.30am Storing ammunition

 

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12 September 1914

Auckland

Lat -36.9, Long 174.8

sick list = 0

10.0am Aired night clothing

10.30am HMS "Philomel" arrived

12.30pm Hands make & mend clothes

 

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13 September 1914

Auckland

Lat -36.9, Long 174.8

Sick List = 1

10.0am Landed Church Parties

 

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14 September 1914

Auckland

Lat -36.9, Long 174.8

Sick List = 1

9.0am Drawing ammunition and wireless gear

10.0am stowing away ammunition.

4.0pm Discharged 4 Stokers to Philomel.

4.30pm 2 Stokers joined ship from Philomel.

5.0pm Stowing away ammunition.

 

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15 September 1914

Auckland

Lat -36.9, Long 174.8

Sick List = 1

Cleaning Ship

7.30am 8 hands to Devonport dock about ammunition

8.30am Exercise Down top gallant Yard

Painting ship etc

2.0pm  Stowing away provisions.

 

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16 September 1914

Auckland

Lat -36.9, Long 174.8

sick list = 3

8.0am Exercise Down top gallant Yard.

8.30am Exercise General Sail drill

11.30am Furled Sails.

1.30pm Painting ship.

2.0pm 4 hands at Devonport Dock about ammunition

4.0pm discharged 1 boy to Pyrenees

 

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17 September 1914

Auckland

Lat -36.9, Long 174.8

sick list = 3

9.0am Painting and cleaning ship

12.30pm Landed Funeral Party to attend funeral of seaman of "Philomel"

2.0pm Gauging projectiles and repairing ammunition.

Cleaning Ship

 

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18 September 1914

Auckland

Lat -36.9, Long 174.8

sick list = 3

0.30 course and speeds various for target practice

9.0am Preparing for sea.

10.25am Cast off. Proceeded. Course & speed various out of harbour.

11.44am Stopped.

12.30pm Course and speeds various for target practice.

        Firing .45 and 1 inch aiming rifle.

        Firing 3 pounder & 4 inch guns

3.07pm Course various for entering harbour.

4.10pm Secured alongside Calliope dock wharf

5.0pm Discharged 3 ratings to Pyramus.

          2 ratings to Philomel.

          2 stokers joined ship from Philomel.

 

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19 September 1914

Auckland

Lat -36.9, Long 174.8

sick list = 1

Cleaning Ship

7.50am Lit fires in steam cutter

9.0am Aired night clothing.

Cleaning ship

12.30pm Make and mend clothes

8.0pm Drew fires in steam cutter

 

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19 September 1914

Auckland

Lat -36.9, Long 174.8

sick list = 1

landed church parties

Cleaning Ship.

6.0am Lit fires in steam cutter

10.30am Landed Church Parties.

 

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21 September 1914

Auckland

Lat -36.9, Long 174.8

sick list = 1

10.0am Scrubbing canvas gear, cleaning boats, etc.

 

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22 September 1914

Auckland

Lat -36.9, Long 174.8

sick list = 1

8.30am HMS "Pyramus" left

10.0am Reeving Boats' falls

        B. guns crew run out gun and examine cylinders, refitting, etc.

1.0pm Refitting boats' falls. Pointing ropes. B 4' gun crew working about gun, refitting, etc.

 

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23 September 1914

Auckland

Lat -36.9, Long 174.8

sick list = 1

9.0 Cast off & proceeded.

9.25 Secured alongside No.2 Jetty Queens St. Wharf.

10.0am Secured boats for sea. Hoisted in skiff.

11.30am Discharged 1 Stoker Petty Officer to Hospital.

1.30pm Bent gaff topsails

2.0pm B 4: gun crew working about gun, refitting, etc.

6.0pm Cheered out transports.

 

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24 September 1914

Auckland

Lat -36.9, Long 174.8

sick list = 1

8.50am HMS "Philomel" left

9.0am Uncovered fore & aft sails

9.30am hoisted in Captain's skiff.

10.0am Securing for sea.

2.0pm refitting & securing for sea.

4.00pm Cast off and proceeded.

4.08pm Course and Sp. various out of harbour.

4.44pm Kaipan Shoal Buoy abeam.

7.0pm Exercise boats crew.

9.52pm Channel Island abeam distance 1 Log 39 miles

10.0pm Set fore and aft sails

 

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25 September 1914

from Auckland NZ to Wellington NZ

sick list = 2

12.25am Cuvier Island abeam

2.30am Took in main trysail

3.30am Took in fore & aft sails

Noon location: Lat -37.1, Long 177.4

Noon True Bearing and Distance: Cape Runaway: S32E 31 miles

3.12pm Cape Runaway abeam

4.0pm Set fore topsail and top gallants'l

6.15pm Set fores'l and fore & aft sail and gaff tops'ls

8.29pm Sighted East Island N36W

8.33pm Squared yards. Took in main trysail.

 

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26 September 1914

from Auckland to Wellington, NZ

Lat -40 0, Long 177 24E

sick list = 1

2.45am Portland Island Light Bearing: S35W

4.20 to 4.50am Steering SbyE to furl sail

4.30am Shortened and furled sails

6.10am Portland Island Lighthouse abeam

Noon True Bearing and Distance: Black Head: S65W 28 miles

1.0pm Hands make and mend clothes

2.0pm Unbent Main & Mizzen gaff topsails

4.00pm Took in fore & aft sails

10.20pm Castle Point. Light abeam distance 5.5 miles

 

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27 September 1914

from Auckland to Wellington

sick list = 1

1.30am Wind commencing to blow strong. (approx. 16 mph)

1.50am Eased course & veering to Westward. Sky clearing.

3.30am Wind backing to westward & increasing, sky overcast. Rain squall. (approx. 20 mph winds)

3.40am Exercised sea boats crew.

     (6.0am Gale force winds, approx. 42 mph)

7.0am Battened down fore and aft. Secured all loose gear.

8.15am Set reefed fore staysail & main storm sail. Ship turned & put before wind and sea.

     (Storm force winds from the south, approx. 59 mph; waves now 11 to 35 feet high.

        The ship had been traveling south, it is now going back north.)

9.25am Heavy squalls accompanied by hail and rain.

10.30 Hail and rain ceased. Sky clearing.

     (Gale force winds from the south, approx. 42 mph; waves still 11 to 35 feet high.)

Noon location and True Bearing and Distance: Running before Southerly Storm

     (1.0pm Strong to Gale force winds, approx. 39 mph; waves still 11 to 35 feet high.)

3.00pm Found patent log line carried away reading 573.6 (nautical miles covered this trip)

3.26pm Port rudder chains carried away. Engines stopped while securing.

3.47pm Streamed patent log.

     (5.0pm Moderate to Strong force winds, approx. 25 mph; waves 11 to 15 feet high.)

     (8.0pm Moderate breeze, approx. 18 mph; waves between 5 and 10 feet high.)

9.30pm Furled fore & aft sails

11.0pm Exercised sea boats crew.

      (Midnight Moderate breeze, approx. 18 mph; waves 3 to 8 feet high.)

 

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28 September 1914

from Auckland to Napier and at Napier, NZ

Lat -39.5, Long 176.9

sick list = 0 (This counts only sick aboard, not those sent to hospital.)

1.30am Wind decreasing & going to Northward. Sea calming gradually.

3.45am Wind WNW4 & freshing slight swell

7.00am Courses Various

7.15am Stop. Proceeded alongside Glasgow wharf  East side.

8.30am Cast off from Jetty and proceeded to anchorage

9.0am Turned out boats, reeling up hawsers etc. Loosed sails for drying

11.30am Discharged Lieut. Commander VRN Porter to hospital

5.0pm Secured boats for sea

 

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29 September 1914

from Napier to Wellington and at Napier

Lat -39.5, Long 176.9

sick list = 0

5.40am Weighed.

5.55am Proceeded

7.17am Rounding Cape Kidnappers

7.48am  Cape Kidnappers abeam distance 3 miles

9.13am  Moto Kura Island abeam. Altered course.

10.30am Replaced main gaff, refitting, etc.

11.10am Wind shifted to SW.

Noon  Black Head abeam

Noon True Bearing and Distance:  Black Head: West 4.5 miles

3.04pm  Cape Turnagain: abeam dist. 5.5 miles

7.55pm  Castle Point Light abeam

10.21pm Castle Pt. Light bearing N19W

 

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30 September 1914

from Napier to Wellington and at Wellington

Lat -41.3, Long 174.8

sick list = 0

3.0am Very heavy sea swell

3.20am observed Cape Palliser light bearing S65W

9.00am Taurakirae Head abeam

10.20am Stop.

10.30am Proceeded to anchorage.

10.40am Dropped Port anchor.

Anchorage bearings:

     Somes Island Lighthouse N59 E distance 9 cables

     Pencarrow Lighthouse S18 E

     Halswells Point Beacon S18 W

     Jemingham Point Buoy S40 W

Noon

Refitting, etc.

4.40pm Lit fires in steam cutter. 7 ratings joined ship from "Psyche"

9.0pm manned and armed ship, 2 guns manned

 

 

LOG BOOK – OCTOBER 1914

 

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1 October 1914

Wellington

Lat -41.3, Long 174.8

sick list = 0

1am 2 guns manned

Cleaning ships side. Painting guns etc. One fire bucket lost overboard

Noon

painting and scraping, reeving anchor gear

5.20pm weighed.

5.38pm let go port anchor

10.0pm night defense stations 2 guns manned

 

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2 October 1914

Wellington

Lat -41.3, Long 174.8

sick list = 1

4.50am Secured (from night defense stations)

Stowing away stores.

Noon

Painting and cleaning ship

5.30pm Cast off.

5.50pm Let go Port anchor

6.40 Weighed 7.00 Secured alongside Queens Wharf

10.0pm night defense stations. 2 guns manned.

Midnight

 

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3 October 1914

Wellington

Lat -41.3, Long 174.8

sick list = 1

4.50am Secured

Cleaning Ship & preparing to go alongside

6.45am Weighed

7.10am Secured alongside Queens Wharf

painting guns and cleaning ship

1.0pm make and mend clothes

3.30pm cast off.

4.15pm let go port anchor

10.0pm night defense stations 2 guns manned

 

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4 October 1914

Wellington

Lat -41.3, Long 174.8

sick list = 0

4.50 secured

10.0pm night defense stations 2 guns manned

 

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5 October 1914

Wellington

Lat -41.3, Long 174.8

sick list = 0

4.50am secured

Preparing to go alongside

6.55am weighed

7.30am made fast to buoy

scraping hatches, painting refitting etc

5.0pm Lieut.Commander Baldwin joined ship

Night defense stations 2 guns manned

 

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6 October 1914

Wellington

Lat -41.3, Long 174.8

sick list = 0

4.50am Secured

1.05am Set anchor watch

    (mostly blue sky wind storm, winds from 27 to 55 mph all day)

4.50am secured

9.0am read warrants No 32 No 33

8.0pm Set anchor  watch

9.0pm Night defense stations 2 guns manned

 

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7 October 1914

Wellington

Lat -41.3, Long 174.8

sick list = 0

  (Winds dropped to 15 to 25 mph by 4am.)

4.50am secured

cleaning ships side, painting and scraping

2.0pm read warrant no 34. discharged 1 prisoner to civil prison

9.0pm night defense stations 2 guns manned

10.45 drew fires in steam cutter

 

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8 October 1914

Wellington

Lat -41.3, Long 174.8

sick list = 0

4.50am secured

9.0pm night defense stations 2 guns manned

 

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9 October 1914

Wellington

Lat -41.3, Long 174.8

sick list = 0

4.50am secured

2.0pm Read Warrant No.35. discharge 1 prisoner to civil prison

9.0pm night defense stations 2 guns manned

 

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10 October 1914

Wellington

Lat -41.3, Long 174.8

sick list = 0

4.50am secured

1.0pm Read Warrant No. 36 discharged 1 prisoner to civil prison.

Make & mend clothes

9.0pm night defense stations 2 guns manned

 

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11 October 1914

Wellington

Lat -41.3, Long 174.8

sick list = 0

4.50am secured

10.0am Divisions.  Prayers. Landed Church Parties.

9.0pm night defense stations 2 guns manned

 

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12 October 1914

Wellington

Lat -41.3, Long 174.8

sick list = 1

4.50am secured

Rattling down fore & main rigging.  Scraping, painting, etc.

4.0pm Slipped.

5.0pm Let go Port anchor.

5.15pm Weighed.

6.0pm Made fast to Buoy

9.0pm night defense stations 2 guns manned

 

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13 October 1914

Wellington

Lat -41.3, Long 174.8

sick list = 1

4.50am secured

Rattling down fore & main rigging.  Scraping, painting, etc.

2.0pm Slipped & proceeded.

2.20pm Secured alongside No.1 Pipitea wharf.

4.40pm HMS "Minotaur" and Japanese Cruiser "Ibuki" arrived

9.0pm night defense stations 2 guns manned

 

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14 October 1914

Wellington

Lat -41.3, Long 174.8

sick list = 1

7.0am HMS "Philomel" & transports No.8 No.12 arrived

Cleaning ship's side, rattling down rigging, chipping guns, etc.

 

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15 October 1914

Wellington

Lat -41.3, Long 174.8

sick list = 0

 

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16 October 1914

Wellington

Lat -41.3, Long 174.8

sick list = 0

6.05am  HMS "Minotaur", "Psyche", "Philomel", Japanese cruiser "Ibuki", and transports left

10.0am Spread Quarter Deck awning.

 

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17 October 1914:

Wellington

Lat -41.3, Long 174.8

sick list = 0

1.0pm Make & mend clothes

 

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18 October 1914

Wellington

Lat -41.3, Long 174.8

sick list = 0

 

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19 October 1914

Wellington

Lat -41.3, Long 174.8

sick list = 0

5.45am Coaling Ship

8.30am Finished coaling. 114 tons

 

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20 October 1914

Wellington

Lat -41.3, Long 174.8

sick list = 1

Unbending sails, painting, etc.

 

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21 October 1914

Wellington

Lat -41.3, Long 174.8

sick list = 0

5.0pm Discharged ashore New Zealand Volunteers.

 

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22 October 1914

Wellington

Lat -41.3, Long 174.8

sick list = 0

Blacking down, cleaning ship, etc.

2.15pm  Assist. Paymaster Fennell joined ship

 

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23 October 1914

Wellington

Lat -41.3, Long 174.8

sick list = 0

11.0am Discharged Assist. Paymaster Fennell

 

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24 October 1914

Wellington

Lat -41.3, Long 174.8

sick list = 0

11.0am Read Warrant No. 37

1.0pm Make & mend clothes

 

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25 October 1914

Wellington

Lat -41.3, Long 174.8

sick list = 0

10.30am Landed Church Parties

 

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26 October 1914

Wellington

Lat -41.3, Long 174.8

sick list = 0

 

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27 October 1914

Wellington

Lat -41.3, Long 174.8

sick list = 0

 

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28 October 1914

Wellington

Lat -41.3, Long 174.8

sick list = 0

 

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29 October 1914

Wellington

Lat -41.3, Long 174.8

sick list = 0

 

 

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30 October 1914

Wellington

Lat -41.3, Long 174.8

sick list = 0

 

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31 October 1914

Wellington

Lat -41.3, Long 174.8

sick list = 0

1.0pm Make & mend clothes

 

 

LOG BOOK - NOVEMBER 1914

 

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1 November 1914

Wellington

Lat -41.3, Long 174.8

sick list = 0

6.0am arrived HMS "Psyche"

10.0am Landed Church Parties.

 

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2 November 1914

Wellington

Lat -41.3, Long 174.8

sick list = 0

1.0pm Unreeving running rigging.

 

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3 November 1914

Wellington

Lat -41.3, Long 174.8

sick list = 0

Unreeving running rigging, cleaning mess deck, etc.

 

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4 November 1914

Wellington

Lat -41.3, Long 174.8

sick list = 0

9.0am Shifting Stores etc

1.0pm Shifting Captains Stores

 

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5 November 1914

Wellington

Lat -41.3, Long 174.8

sick list = 0

9.0am Stowing away sails, etc.

1.0pm Shifting Stores, covering boats, etc.

 

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6 November 1914

Wellington

Lat -41.3, Long 174.8

sick list = 0

 

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7 November 1914

Wellington

Lat -41.3, Long 174.8

sick list = 0

1.0pm Make & mend clothes

 

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8 November 1914

Wellington

Lat -41.3, Long 174.8

sick list = 0

10.0am Landed Church parties

 

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9 November 1914

Wellington

Lat -41.3, Long 174.8

sick list = 0

 

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10 November 1914

Wellington

Lat -41.3, Long 174.8

sick list = 0

Cleaning ship.

 

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11 November 1914

Wellington

Lat -41.3, Long 174.8

sick list = 0

10.15am Ship inspected by Senior Naval Officer. Hands mustered by ledger.

1.0pm Hands at Signal instructions.

 

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12 November 1914

Wellington

Lat -41.3, Long 174.8

sick list = 0

Restowing rope and stores, etc.

 

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13 November 1914

Wellington

Lat -41.3, Long 174.8

sick list = 0

10.0am Working party from "Psyche" pumping out boilers.

1.0pm Cleaning ship, taking stores to Psyche.

     Working party from "Psyche" pumping out boilers.

 

 

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14 November 1914

Wellington

Lat -41.3, Long 174.8

sick list = 0

9.30am Aired Night Clothing.  Cleaning ship.

     Working party from "Psyche" pumping out boilers

1.0pm Make and mend clothes.

 

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15 November 1914

Wellington

Lat -41.3, Long 174.8

sick list = 0

10.0am Landed Church Parties.

 

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16 November 1914

Wellington

Lat -41.3, Long 174.8

sick list = 0

Clearing out nettings, stowing rope, etc.

 

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17 November 1914

Wellington

Lat -41.3, Long 174.8

sick list = 0

10.0am Working party from "Psyche" pumping out boilers.

1.0pm Taking luggage to SS "Rotorua"

     Working party from "Psyche" pumping out boilers

 

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18 November 1914

Wellington

Lat -41.3, Long 174.8

sick list = 0

9.0am Stoker Working Party from Psyche working about boilers.

1.0pm Cleaning ship, stowing away canvas etc.

 

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19 November 1914

Wellington

Lat -41.3, Long 174.8

sick list = 0

10.0am Discharged 7 ratings to SS Rotorua for passage to England. Discharged Dr. Hou to SS Rotorua

 

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20 November 1914

Wellington

Lat -41.3, Long 174.8

sick list = 0

 

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21 November 1914

Wellington

Lat -41.3, Long 174.8

sick list = 0

1.0pm Make & mend clothes

 

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22 November 1914

Wellington

Lat -41.3, Long 174.8

sick list = 0

1.0.am Landed Church Parties

2.30pm Landed party to attend memorial service to Lord Roberts

 

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23 November 1914

Wellington

Lat -41.3, Long 174.8

9.0am Ship paid off to charge of care and maintenance party.

    Lieut.Commander. Baldwin discharged to HMNZT

    Lieut. Mackenzie discharged to HMNZT

    Lieut. Page RNR discharged to shore

    Chief Asst. Engineer Baker to passage home

    Gunner Gims(?) to passage home

 (page signed) S.C.S. Mackenzie Lieutenant (Navigating Officer)

 

(All remaining log pages in this logbook are blank.)

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