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Old 1st-class Gunboat, Bramble-class

Launched 26.11.98 Potter, Liverpool. 710 tons, 187(oa), 180(pp)x33 x8ft. TE 1300ihp, 13.5kts. Armament: 2-4in, 4-12pdr. Served in China and East Indies 1914-18. Sold 26.1.20 at Bombay. (British Warships 1914-1919)

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Notes:

1. Latitude/longitude, including for days in port, show representative decimal positions for each day, as calculated by the Old Weather project's analysis program. As such, they differ by varying amounts from the positions recorded, usually at noon, in the log pages. In addition, some latitudes/longitudes have been amended in edited logs for errors in the logs, for errors in identifying locations by the analysis program, or simply for greater accuracy. In all cases, refer to the log-page scans for the positions as originally recorded. Not all log pages contain this information and the ships' positions have therefore often been estimated.

2. Full account of any day is available by clicking on the link above that day. Groups of links refer to log book covers and introductory information; some may be blank.

Editor’s notes:

Many of the links in this document come from the invaluable http://www.clydesite.co.uk, to whom I am extremely grateful. Their contributors, Stuart Cameron, Bruce Allen, John Ward-McQuaid, George Robinson and others are to be congratulated and thanked.

Most of the ship pictures are from http://www.photoship.co.uk/, a great site for the enthusiast.

I am also indebted to www.wikipedia.org/ of course and the excellently researched www.wrecksite.eu/, sadly the last and only information that we have of so many ships. Many thanks to http://www.theshipslist.com/, a must for any researcher and http://navypedia.org/ has time and again provided information on long-forgotten warships from one hundred years ago.

Bramble and her sister ships (Thistle, Dwarf and Britomart) were the first all-steel gunboats and also the last gunboats. Built for river and coastal work in the China Sea, lightly armed and armoured and of course shallow-drafted, they were not very good for the open sea. Slow, prone to roll alarmingly and with bunkers hardly big enough for a week’s steaming, they nevertheless did their bit for the war effort. Bramble spent the war in the Persian Gulf, patrolling, occasionally shelling small coastal towns and generally assisting the Consuls and political agents of the area. With a gap between July 1914 and August 1915 (when she may have been out of comission), these logs cover March 1914 to September 1919 when she paid off for the last time. Welcome aboard!

The second line of each day’s entry is the noon position in decimal format. Other positions are given in degrees and minutes.

Paul Money, October 2013.

THE VOYAGES OF HMS BRAMBLE 1914-1919
(More detailed plots follow in the text)

JP map overview

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

LOG BOOK – 13TH MARCH 1914 TO 24TH JULY 1914

(China Station)


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Front cover, Adm. 53/35980, 13th March 1914 to 24th July 1914.

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Yangtse distance table pasted to inside of cover.

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Title Page. HMS Bramble.

Lt BE Prichard, Lieutenant in command until 28th March.

Lt VR Brandon, Lieutenant in command from 29th March.

(Note: at about this time the Navy introduced the rank of Lieutenant Commander for lieutenants commanding small vessels, so these are among the last officers described as Lieutenant in command.)

Displacement 710 tons.

Length 180 feet.

Breadth 33 feet.


Engines by Fawsett, Preston & Co.

IHP 900/1300, natural/forced draught.

Vertical triple expansion, surface condensing.

Installed 1899.


Boilers by Fawsett, Preston & Co.

2, Yarrow type.

Installed 1899.


Propellers by Fawsett, Preston & Co.

Admiralty pattern, Griffiths 3 bladed in good condition.


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Printed page of instructions for logkeepers.

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Specifications.

Ship’s complement.

88, viz: 6 officers.

35 seamen.

5 boys.

9 marines.

21 engine room.

12 other non-executive ratings.


Instruments.

Mercurial barometer, Negretti & Zambra, A86, 23’ above sea level.

Air thermometers. N & Z, dry 8652, wet 8654.

Sea thermometer, N & Z, 8650.


Armament.

2 x 4” QF Mk III.

4 x 12 pdr 8 cwt QF.

6 x 0.45” maxims.

Boats.

One 23’ steam cutter.

One 25’ cutter.

One 27’ whaler.

One 16’ skiff.


Loaded draught. 10’ 3” forward, 10’ 5” aft. (As specified, but in practice Bramble is always down by the head after coaling, by 6” or so.)

Bunkers, 143 tons.


THE VOYAGES OF HMS BRAMBLE
Operations in China

JP map Bramble China

THE VOYAGES OF HMS BRAMBLE 1914

JP map Bramble 1914

LOGS FOR MARCH 1914

(Nanking, Shanghai, Ningpo and Shanghai)


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13 March 1914

Nanking (now Nanjing).

Lat 32.1, Long 118.73

9.0am: Weighed and proceeded to go alongside HMS Doris.

Discharged old ship’s company to Doris, new company joined from same. Recomissioned ship.

11.40am: Slipped and proceeded.

11.55am: Anchored. Exercised fire and collision stations.


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14 March 1914

Nanking to North Tree Beacon.

Lat 32.3, Long 119.8

6.25am: Weighed and proceeded astern of HMS Doris.

6.18pm: Anchored off North Tree Beacon.


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15 March 1914

Nanking to Shanghai.

Lat 31.4, Long 121.6

5.15am: Weighed and proceeded astern of HMS Doris.

10.20am: Discharged one ERA to Doris.

12.45pm: Anchored, Shanghai.


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16 March 1914

Shanghai.

Lat 31.4, Long 121.6

6.0am: SMS’ Iltis and Luchs sailed.

Coaling.


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17 March 1914

Shanghai.

Lat 31.4, Long 121.6


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18 March 1914

Shanghai to Tinghai.

Lat 30.9, Long 122.2

7.05am: Weighed and proceeded.

6.43pm: Anchored off Tinghai.


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19 March 1914

Tinghai to Ningpo.

Lat 30.0, Long 122.1

12.22pm: Weighed and proceeded.

4.0pm: Anchored off Ningpo.


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20 March 1914

Ningpo.

Lat 30.0, Long 121.8


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21 March 1914

Ningpo.

Lat 30.0, Long 121.8

Hands preparing boat deck for a concert.


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22 March 1914

Ningpo.

Lat 30.0, Long 121.8

Sunday routine.


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23 March 1914

Ningpo to Tinghai and Yung River.

Lat 30.0, Long 122.1

7.35am: Weighed and proceeded.

11.14am: Stopped and anchored, thick fog.

11.35am: Weighed and proceeded.

12.05pm: Anchored off Ting Hai.

3.35pm: Weighed and proceeded for Ko channel.

5.50pm: Anchored, fog.

6.15pm: Weighed and proceeded for entrance to Yung River.

6.40pm: Anchored, thick fog.


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24 March 1914

At sea to Ningpo.

Lat 30.0, Long 121.8

6.0am: Weighed and proceeded.

7.33am: Anchored off Ningpo.

Marines to infantry drill. Boys and Ord. Seamen to rifle drill.

(Putting armed and well-drilled landing parties ashore is a regular part of a gunboat’s duties, so they practise with arms more than most seamen.)


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25 March 1914

Ningpo.

Lat 30.0, Long 121.8

11.53am: Weighed and proceeded.

12.32pm: Anchored.


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26 March 1914

Ningpo to Chui Hai.

Lat 30.0, Long 121.8 (approximate)

10.25am: Weighed and proceeded.

11.45am: Stopped to communicate with French cruiser D’Heurville. Attempted to tow her off mud bank.

1.30pm: Tow parted.

1.36pm: Anchored off Chui Hai.


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27 March 1914

At sea to Wusung.

Lat 30.2, Long 121.7

7.10am: French gunboat Decidée arrived.

10.37am: Weighed and proceeded.

10.07pm: Anchored off Wusung light boat.


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28 March 1914

Wusung to Shanghai.

Lat 31.4, Long 121.6

6.30am: Weighed and proceeded.

8.35am: Anchored, section 1, Shanghai.

Lt VR Brandon joined ship.


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29 March 1914

Shanghai.

Lat 31.4, Long 121.6

In am: Lt BE Prichard left ship.

Lt VR Brandon took command of HMS Bramble

(Lt Bernard Elliot Prichard may have been in temporary command, but may also have just relinquished it. His service record shows that he was reluctant to command due to nerves and he resigned from the Navy List at the end of the war.)


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30 March 1914

Shanghai.

Lat 31.4, Long 121.6


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31 March 1914

Shanghai.

Lat 31.4, Long 121.6



LOGS FOR APRIL 1914

(Shanghai, Ningpo, Amoy, Swatau and Hong Kong)


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1 April 1914

Shanghai.

Lat 31.4, Long 121.6

10.50am: French gunboat D’Heurville arrived.

SMS Jaguar arrived.


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2 April 1914

Shanghai.

Lat 31.4, Long 121.6

8.0am: Italian gunboat Sebastiano Caboto arrived.

2.0pm: Italian cruiser Marco Polo arrived.


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3 April 1914

Shanghai.

Lat 31.4, Long 121.6

Page initialled VB (with nice new Lieut. Commander stamp)


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4 April 1914

Shanghai.

Lat 31.4, Long 121.6


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5 April 1914

Shanghai.

Lat 31.4, Long 121.6


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6 April 1914

Shanghai.

Lat 31.4, Long 121.6

Coaling.

Received stores from HMS Cadmus for Hong Kong.


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7 April 1914

Shanghai to Chang Tau.

Lat 31.13, Long 122.0

6.55am: Weighed and proceeded.

5.04pm: Passing through Tai Shan channel.

6.26pm: Anchored off Chang Tau.


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8 April 1914

Changtau to Ningpo.

Lat 30.0, Long 121.8

Noon position not recorded. Position above is for Ningpo at 5.08pm.

7.18am: Weighed and proceeded.

9.32am: Dropped target for aiming rifle practice, all guns.

4.18pm: Picked up target and proceeded.

5.08pm: Anchored off Ningpo.


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9 April 1914

Ningpo.

Lat 30.0, Long 121.8


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10 April 1914

Ningpo.

Lat 30.0, Long 121.8

Landed church parties (Good Friday).


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11 April 1914

Ningpo.

Lat 30.0, Long 121.8


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12 April 1914

Ningpo.

Lat 30.0, Long 121.8

Sunday routine.

Hands mustered by the ledger.


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13 April 1914

Ningpo and at sea towards Sam Pa Inlet.

Lat 29.9, Long 122.5

Noon position not recorded. Above position is approximate and based on sighting of Ketau Point at 2.10pm.

9.45am: Weighed and proceeded.

12.01pm: Alligator Reef beacon abeam, ½ mile.


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14 April 1914

At sea to Sam Pa (?) Inlet.

Lat 26.8, Long 120.4

3.26pm: Spider Island LH abeam ½ mile.

6.23pm: Anchored off Santnao (?).


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15 April 1914

Santuao.

Lat 26.63, Long 119.67

6.50pm: Chinese cruiser Hai Yung (Hai Young in log) arrived.


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16 April 1914

Santuao to Amoy.

Lat 26.0, Long 119.9

Noon position not recorded. Above posiion is approximate and based on course and speed since weighing anchor at 6.02am.

6.02am: Weighed and proceeded.

In pm: Passing through Hai Tau strait to South Entrance.

6.08pm: Ocksen Lt abeam 2 ½ miles.


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17 April 1914

Amoy (Xiamen).

Lat 24.55, Long 118.18

7.0am: Secured to DL & Co bouy off Amoy.

11.0am: HIJMS Uji arrived. (Very gratifying for the Brambles, as she is built from the same plans.)


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18 April 1914

Amoy.

Lat 24.55, Long 118.18

5.0pm: HIJMS Uji sailed.


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19 April 1914

Amoy.

Lat 24.55, Long 118.18

Sunday routine.


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20 April 1914

Amoy to Swatau.

Lat 23.6, Long 117.6

5.45am: Slipped and proceeded.

5.35pm: Anchored off Kakchui (?) Promontory.


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21 April 1914

Swatau (now Shantou).

Lat 23.35, Long 116.7

11.45am: HMS Rosario arrived with C36 and C37.(A Condor class sloop, Rosario was converted to be a submarine depot ship. Like the others of her class, her sailing rig was removed and the photo seems to show her alongside for just that purpose. The sheerlegs in the background are for lifting out masts.)


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22 April 1914

Swatau.

Lat 23.35, Long 116.7

Exercised “man and arm boats” and boat pulling.


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23 April 1914

Swatau and at sea towards Hong Kong.

Lat 23.1, Long 116.7

9.25am: Weighed and proceeded.

10.45am: Good Hope Cape abeam ½ mile.

7.35pm: Stopped, Chilang Rock LH S53W 9.25 miles.

8.07pm: Watch man and arm ship. Darken ship.

8.20pm: Dropped target for 1” aiming rifle practice.

10.0pm: Picked up target and proceeded.


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24 April 1914

At sea to Hong Kong.

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

10.03am: Secured to buoy 5A, Hong Kong.

3.0pm: HMS Robin arrived. (A Heron class river gunboat, shipped out in sections and assembled in HK.)


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25 April 1914

Hong Kong.

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

7.30am: Slipped and proceeded to East Wall assisted by tug Cherub.


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26 April 1914

Hong Kong.

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

Sunday routine.

Landed church parties. C of Es to HMS Tamar.


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27 April 1914

Hong Kong.

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

Hands getting out anchors and cables.


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28 April 1914

Hong Kong.

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

7.0am: HMS Yarmouth arrived.

Hands striking topmast.


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29 April 1914

Hong Kong.

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

10.10am: Tug Cherub alongside and proceeded into dry dock.

Hands scrubbing ship’s bottom.


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30 April 1914

Hong Kong.

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

Refitting.

7.0am: French cruiser Dupleix sailed.



LOGS FOR MAY 1914

(Hong Kong for refit)


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1 May 1914

Hong Kong.

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2


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2 May 1914

Hong Kong.

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2


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3 May 1914

Hong Kong.

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

Sunday routine.

Landed church parties. C of Es to HMS Tamar.


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4 May 1914

Hong Kong.

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

Refitting rigging etc.

5.0pm: HMS Thistle arrived (but should read departed, as Thistle’s log records leaving HK at 5.0pm.)


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5 May 1914

Hong Kong.

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

Refitting rigging etc.


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6 May 1914

Hong Kong.

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

8.0am: Dressed ship with mast head flags in honour of the anniversary of the accession of King George V.


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7 May 1914

Hong Kong.

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2


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8 May 1914

Hong Kong.

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

Refitting rigging etc.


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9 May 1914

Hong Kong.

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2


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10 May 1914

Hong Kong.

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

Sunday routine.

Landed church parties. C of Es to HMS Tamar.


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11 May 1914:


Hong Kong.

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

10.05am: Left dock and secured to East Wall.


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12 May 1914

Hong Kong.

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

10.05am: HMS Thistle arrived.


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13 May 1914

Hong Kong.

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

5.0pm: HIJMS Uji arrived.


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14 May 1914

Hong Kong.

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2


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15 May 1914

Hong Kong.

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

8.0am: HIJMS Uji sailed.


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16 May 1914

Hong Kong.

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2


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17 May 1914

Hong Kong.

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

Sunday routine.

Landed church parties. C of Es to HMS Tamar.


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18 May 1914

Hong Kong.

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

9.0am: HMS’ Thistle and Fame sailed.

10.0am: HMS Tamar secured to West Wall.


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19 May 1914

Hong Kong.

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2


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20 May 1914

Hong Kong.

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

Provisioning and drawing carpenter’s stores.


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21 May 1914

Hong Kong.

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2


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22 May 1914

Hong Kong.

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

Coaling.


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23 May 1914

Hong Kong.

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

6.0pm: HMS Fame arrived.


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24 May 1914

Hong Kong.

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

Sunday routine.

Landed church parties. C of Es to HMS Tamar.


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25 May 1914

Hong Kong.

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2


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26 May 1914

Hong Kong.

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

8.0am: Dressed ship in masthead flags in honour of birthday of HM Queen Mary.

9.0am: Basin trial.

10.0am: Slipped and proceeded for engine trials.

11.25am: Secured to East Wall.


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27 May 1914

Hong Kong.

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

Embarking ammunition at NOD jetty.

5.25pm: HMS Thistle arrived.


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28 May 1914

Hong Kong.

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

Embarking ammunition.

6.0am: USS Wilmington and HMS Robin left.

6.0pm: One rating joined from HMS Triumph for passage.


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29 May 1914

Hong Kong.

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2I

Drawing carpenter’s stores.

In pm: Two ratings joined ship for passage.


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30 May 1914

Hong Kong and at sea towards Shanghai.

Lat 22.4, Long 114.6

Noon log position appears incorrect. Above position is approximate and based on course and speed since departin Hong Kong.

7.15am: Slipped and proceeded.

6.55pm: Chilang Rock Lt N65E.

8.30pm: Chilang Rock Lt abeam 2 miles.


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31 May 1914

At sea.

Lat 23.3, Long 117.2

Noon position not recorded. Above position based on sighting of Breaker Point Light at 4.30am and course and speed.

1.45am: Breaker Point Lt N53E.

4.30am: Breaker Point Lt abeam 3 miles.

10.05am: Clipper Pt abeam.

10.15am: Anchored.

4.30pm: Weighed and proceeded.

8.05pm: Bell I. abeam 2 miles.



LOGS FOR JUNE 1914

(Amoy, Shanghai, Nanking and Wei-hai-wei)


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1 June 1914

At sea to Amoy.

Lat 24.55, Long 118.18

4.0am: Chapel Lt abeam 1 mile.

7.0am: Secured to CSW buoy in Amoy inner harbour.


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2 June 1914

Amoy.

Lat 24.55, Long 118.18


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3 June 1914

Amoy.

Lat 24.55, Long 118.18

Dressed ship overall for the birthday of HM King George V.

Paid monthly money.


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4 June 1914

Amoy and at sea towards Shanghai.

Lat 24.6, Long 118.8

7.23am: Slipped and proceeded.

6.0pm: Passing through Hai Tan Strait.


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5 June 1914

At sea.

Lat 27.6, Long 120.8

7.57am: Stopped, sounded over “Alacrity” soundings. (HMS Alacrity was a despatch vessel and may also have been used for surveys.)

10.0pm: Hieshan Lt N2E.


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6 June 1914

At sea.

Lat 30.4, Long 121.9

8.43pm: Anchored off Wusung Lt boat and quarantine buoy.


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7 June 1914

At sea to Shanghai.

Lat 31.4, Long 121.6

7.53am: Weighed and proceeded.

9.38am: Secured to SNO buoy, Shanghai.

In pm: Discharged one rating to HMS Jed. Six ratings joined from same.


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8 June 1914

Shanghai.

Lat 31.4, Long 121.6

In am: Discharged one rating to HMS Jed.

In pm: Discharged ammunition for HMS Cadmus.


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9 June 1914

Shanghai.

Lat 31.4, Long 121.6

8.45am: French gunboat Decidée sailed.

Coaling.


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10 June 1914

Shanghai.

Lat 31.4, Long 121.6

One rating joined ship from hospital.


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11 June 1914

Shanghai.

Lat 31.4, Long 121.6


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12 June 1914

Shanghai to North Tree Beacon.

Lat 31.4, Long 121.6

In am: Discharged Lt HE Morse to hospital.

12.50pm: Slipped and proceeded up river.

2.36pm: Stopped off Wusung Lt boat, received pilot from HMS Clio. Discharged two ratings to same.

2.54pm: Proceeded.

7.33pm: Anchored off North Tree Beacon.


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13 June 1914

North Tree Beacon to Chui Kiang.

Lat 32.26, Long 119.45

Noon position not recorded. Position above based on reference to Cui Kiang (Chinkiang) at 3.00pm.

4.40am: Weighed and proceeded up river.

3.0pm: Anchored off Chui Kiang.


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14 June 1914

Chui Kiang to Nanking.

Lat 32.1, Long 118.73

6.16am: Weighed and proceeded up river.

12.27pm: Anchored off Nanking.

Discharged three ratings and stores to HMS Nightingale (a Heron class river gunboat). One rating joined ship from same.


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15 June 1914

Nanking.

Lat 32.1, Long 118.73


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16 June 1914

Nanking.

Lat 32.1, Long 118.73

In pm: Discharged one rating to HMS Nightingale.


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17 June 1914

Nanking to Chinkiang.

Lat 32.26, Long 119.45

7.40am: Weighed and proceeded down river.

11.40am: Anchored off Chui Kiang.


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18 June 1914

Chinkiang and at sea towards Wei-Hai-Wei.

Lat 31.4, Long 121.55

Noon position not recorded. Position is for Wusung at 1.10pm.

12.50am: Weighed and proceeded down river.

1.10pm: Anchored off Wusung.

Lt HE Morse joined ship from hospital and two ratings joined from HMS Clio.

2.15pm: Weighed and proceeded out of the river by North Channel.

4.38pm: Drinkwater Pt LV abeam, ¼ mile.


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19 June 1914

At sea.

Lat 35.2, Long 122.8

Noon position not recorded. Approximate position above is based on course and speed since leaving Wusung on the previous day.

Course N8E all day. (Bramble comfortably achieves 11.5 knots on this run.)


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20 June 1914

At sea to Wei-hai-wei.

Lat 37.5, Long 122.15

6.50am: Anchored, Wei-hai-wei.


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21 June 1914

Wei-hai-wei.

Lat 37.5, Long 122.15

Sunday routine.

Landed church parties. C of Es to HMS Newcastle.


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22 June 1914

Wei-hai-wei.

Lat 37.5, Long 122.15

7.0am: HMS’ Minotaur and Newcastle left harbour.

8.0am: Dressed ship overall, Coronation Day*.

10.0am: HMS Yarmouth proceeded for exercises.

11.0am: Newcastle returned.

2.0pm: Minotaur returned.

*The Royal Navy had a particular affection for King George V, as the service was his career until he became second in line to the throne following the death of his elder brother in 1891. He reached the rank of Commander in active service.


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23 June 1914

Wei-hai-wei.

Lat 37.5, Long 122.15

6.20am: Weighed and proceeded alongside pier for coaling.

10.20am: Slipped and returned to anchorage.

5.0pm: HMS Yarmouth anchored.

Discharged one court martial prisoner to HMS Minotaur.


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24 June 1914

Wei-hai-wei.

Lat 37.5, Long 122.15

in pm: Discharged two ratings to HMS Jed for passage to Hong Kong.


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25 June 1914

Wei-hai-wei.

Lat 37.5, Long 122.15


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26 June 1914

Wei-hai-wei.

Lat 37.5, Long 122.15


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27 June 1914

Wei-hai-wei.

Lat 37.5, Long 122.15

In pm: One rating joined ship from HMS Yarmouth.


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28 June 1914

Wei-hai-wei.

Lat 37.5, Long 122.15

Sunday routine.

Landed church parties. C of Es to HMS Newcastle.


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29 June 1914

Wei-hai-wei.

Lat 37.5, Long 122.15

7.20am: Weighed and proceeded out of harbour.

Dropped target for 1” aiming and .303 practice.

1.15pm: Picked up target and returned to harbour.

2.25pm: Secured to E buoy.


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30 June 1914

Wei-hai-wei.

Lat 37.5, Long 122.15

7.45am: Slipped and left harbour.

Carried out practice with service ammunition for 4” and 12 pdrs under GL (Gun Layer) test conditions.

1.0pm: .303 practice.

3.0pm: Picked up target. Exercised “out kedge” and “collision stations”. Returned to harbour.

4.20pm: Secured to E buoy.



LOGS FOR JULY 1914

(Wei-hai-wei and Shanghai)


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1 July 1914

Wei-hai-wei.

Lat 37.5, Long 122.15

5.30am: Weighed and proceeded to swing ship for compasses.

In am: .303 practice, all guns.

11.59am: Picked up target and returned to harbour.

12.30pm: Secured to E buoy.


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2 July 1914

Wei-hai-wei.

Lat 37.5, Long 122.15

7.30am: Slipped and left harbour.

8.35am: Anchored. (Fog)

9.30am: Weighed and proceeded for HMS Thistle’s GL test (as towing ship).

12.01pm: Transferred targets to Thistle.

3.30pm: Proceeded with GL test for 4” and 12 pdrs.

5.30pm: Completed GL test and returned to harbour.

6.20pm: Secured to E buoy.


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3 July 1914

Wei-hai-wei.

Lat 37.5, Long 122.15

In am: Diver down examining propellers and shafts.

Received two cases of ammunition from HMS Colne, one case from HMS Kennet and one case from HMS Ribble.


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4 July 1914

Wei-hai-wei.

Lat 37.5, Long 122.15

In pm: Discharged one rating to HMS Hampshire. One rating joined from same.

7.0pm: HMS Newcastle sailed.


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5 July 1914

Wei-hai-wei.

Lat 37.5, Long 122.15

Sunday routine.

In pm: One rating joined from HMS Ribble for passage to HMS Snipe.


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6 July 1914

Wei-hai-wei.

Lat 37.5, Long 122.15

6.0am: Landed every available man (probably as an exercise).

8.0am: Landing parties returned.

8.0am: Destroyer flotilla sailed.

10.30am: HMS’ Minotaur, Hampshire and Yarmouth sailed.

Exercised “man and arm boats” and “boats’ crews under sail”.

4.20pm: Slipped and proceeded to lay out target in Waterwitch Bay.

6.0pm: Anchored in Waterwitch Bay. (This bay is probably named after the survey vessel HMS Waterwitch.)

9.0pm: Weighed, darkened ship and proceeded for night firing exercise.

11.30pm: Picked up target and returned to Waterwitch Bay.


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7 July 1914

Wei-hai-wei.

Lat 37.5, Long 122.15

12.15am: Anchored in Waterwitch Bay.

8.0am: Weighed and proceeded for firing exercises with 1” aiming rifle and service ammunition.

Exercised “general quarters”, collision stations”, “fire stations”, “relieving tackle” and “hand steering” parties.

11.45am: Picked up target.

12.30pm: Secured to A buoy.

In pm: Hands “preparing for war”.


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8 July 1914

Wei-hai-wei.

Lat 37.5, Long 122.15

Hands “preparing for war”.


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9 July 1914

Wei-hai-wei.

Lat 37.5, Long 122.15

8.30am: Slipped and left harbour for battle practice.

11.0am: Secured to A buoy.

7.50pm: Slipped and left harbour for night firing exercise with service ammunition.

11.0pm: Secured to A buoy.


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10 July 1914

Wei-hai-wei.

Lat 37.5, Long 122.15

Replacing gear and preparing for sea.


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11 July 1914

Wei-hai-wei and at sea towards Shanghai.

Lat 36.2, Long 122.7

Noon position not recorded. Position above is approximate only, and based on course and speed between Wei-hai-wei and Shanghai.

4.0am: Slipped and proceeded, course Easterly.

6.45am: NE Promontory abeam, ¾ mile. A/C S7W.


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12 July 1914

At sea.

Lat 32.3, Long 122.7

9.40pm: Drinkwater LV abeam 1.1 mile.


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13 July 1914

At sea to Shanghai.

Lat 31.4, Long 121.6

12.53am: Anchored off Wusung.

8.45am: Weighed and proceeded.

9.30am: Anchored. Discharged one cout martial prisoner (and three ratings for passage, vide log of Clio) to HMS Clio.

11.20am: Weighed and proceeded.

1.0pm: Secured to P & O buoy, Shanghai.


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14 July 1914

Shanghai.

Lat 31.4, Long 121.6

In am: Landed range party.

Discharged one rating to HMS Woodlark. (River gunboat, sister to Woodcock, shipped and assembled in 1898. The picture may be either.)


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15 July 1914

Shanghai.

Lat 31.4, Long 121.6

In am: Landed range party.


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16 July 1914

Shanghai.

Lat 31.4, Long 121.6

Coaling.


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17 July 1914

Shanghai.

Lat 31.4, Long 121.6


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18 July 1914

Shanghai.

Lat 31.4, Long 121.6

11.45am: HMS Cadmus arrived.


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19 July 1914

Shanghai.

Lat 31.4, Long 121.6

Sunday routine.


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20 July 1914

Shanghai.

Lat 31.4, Long 121.6


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21 July 1914

Shanghai.

Lat 31.4, Long 121.6


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22 July 1914

Shanghai.

Lat 31.4, Long 121.6


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23 July 1914

Shanghai.

Lat 31.4, Long 121.6


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24 July 1914

Shanghai.

Lat 31.4, Long 121.6


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JULY 25TH 1914 TO SEPTEMBER 11TH 1915 NOT INCLUDED



THE VOYAGES OF HMS BRAMBLE 1915

JP map Bramble 1915

SEPTEMBER 1915

(Hong Kong, Tourane Bay, Kam Ranh Bay, Singapore)


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Front cover, Adm. 53/35981, signed by S/Lt (N) DH Williams, RNR.

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Dated 1st November 1915, signed by Lt/Cdr John EP Bickford.

(John Edmund Power Bickford, son of Admiral AK Bickford.)

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Instrument page.

Mercurial barometer. N & Z A86.

Air thermometers. N & Z 8652 and 8654.

Sea thermometer. N & Z 8650.


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12 September 1915

Hong Kong.

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

9.0am: Crew disembarked from SS Nankin at Admiralty pier and commissioned HMS Bramble.

Discharged to hospital J Kuhn, 2nd cook’s mate.

Hands provisioning and storing ship.


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13 September 1915

Hong Kong.

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

Embarking ammunition.


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14 September 1915

Hong Kong.

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

Struck and housed fore and main topgallant masts.

Hands provisioning and storing ship.

One Ldg Cook’s mate joined from HMS Rosario.


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15 September 1915

Hong Kong and at sea towards Singapore.

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

2.20pm: Left wharf and proceeded out of dock.

3.10pm: Returned to no 11 buoy, heavy knock on port engine.

7.05pm: Slipped and proceeded for steam trials.

8.20pm: Finished trials and passed Collinson Pt.

8.25pm: Proceeded through Lye Mun passage to discharge officials from HMS Tamar.

8.40pm: Proceeded.

10.0pm: Wag Lan (Waglan island) West 2 miles.

10.55pm: HMS Thistle and HMS Britomart joined


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16 September 1915

At sea.

Lat 20.8, Long 113.1

2.15am: Gap Rock abeam.

Course SW’ly all day.


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17 September 1915

At sea.

Lat 18.1, Long 111.4

6.0am: Stopped Starboard engine to repair defects.

6.35am: Proceeded.

8.40am: Stopped both engines.

9.57am: Proceeded.

6.10am: Received signal from HMS Thistle that feed pumps were defective. Thistle drew fire on main boilers.

6.20am: HMS Britomart took Thistle in tow.

Set course S61W for Tourane Bay (now Da Nang, Vietnam).


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18 September 1915

At sea.

Lat 17.6, Long 109.7

6.10am: Hainan I. N50W.

SW’ly courses all day.


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19 September 1915

At sea to Tourane Bay.

Lat 16.1, Long 108.2

4.50am: Tien Sha Lt S51W.

10.19am: Anchored, Tourane Bay.

Drew fires in main boilers.


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20 September 1915

Tourane Bay.

Lat 16.1, Long 108.2

Hands to bathe.


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21 September 1915

Tourane Bay and at sea towards Singapore.

Lat 16.1, Long 108.2

4.0pm: Weighed and proceeded.

5.52pm: Tien Sha Lt S64W 3 miles.

Course S55E.


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22 September 1915

At sea.

Lat 13.7, Long 109.6

10.30pm: Passed two submerged masts in 11 55N, 109 27E.


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23 September 1915

At sea.

Lat 10.6, Long 109.3

2.10am: Cape Padaran abeam 14 miles.

11.0am: HMS Thistle received engine trouble.

11.27am: Proceeded to take Thistle in tow.

1.10pm: Parted company with HMS Britomart and proceeded to Kam Ranh (now Camrahn) Bay. (Then a French naval base.)


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24 September 1915

At sea to Kam Ranh Bay.

Lat 11.9, Long 109.2

1.0am: Entered outer harbour.

3.20am: Entered inner harbour and anchored.


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25 September 1915

Kam Ranh Bay.

Lat 11.9, Long 109.2

Coaling from lighter.


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26 September 1915

Kam Ranh Bay and at sea towards Singapore.

Lat 11.9, Long 109.2

4.03pm: Weighed and proceeded, courses West of South.


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27 September 1915

At sea.

Lat 9.6, Long 108.7

11.55pm: Stopped and waited for HMS Thistle. (Although sister ships, Bramble and Thistle are from different yards with different engines and Bramble is clearly the faster ship, vide log of HMS Thistle to compare speeds.)

Courses West of South all day.


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28 September 1915

At sea.

Lat 7.1, Long 107.4

Course S28W all day (although there are two incorrect entries of S28E!)


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29 September 1915

At sea.

Lat 4.6, Long 106.2

Courses S28W and S31W after 10.0pm.

10.07pm: Pulo Manki abeam 5 miles. A/c, S31W.


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30 September 1915

At sea.

Lat 1.4, Long 104.5

4.15pm: Stopped off Singapore roads, picked up pilot.

4.50pm: Made fast in Lagoon dock.

Coaling (up to 163 tons, so about 20 tons on deck).


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THE VOYAGES OF HMS BRAMBLE
Operations in the Persian Gulf and Arabian Sea

JP map Bramble Persian Gulf and Arabian Sea

LOGS FOR OCTOBER 1915

(Singapore, Colombo and Bombay)


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Cover, Adm. 53/35982, signed by S/Lt Williams.

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Dated 12th November 1915, signed by Lt/Cdr Bickford.

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Instrument page. No changes.


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1 October 1915

Singapore.

Lat 1.47, Long 103.83

11.15am: Discharged Stoker WS Green to HMS Thistle.

11.45am: Left dock with two tugs.

12.25pm: Moored to Admiralty buoy.


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2 October 1915

Singapore.

Lat 1.47, Long 103.83


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3 October 1915

Singapore.

Lat 1.47, Long 103.83

Sunday routine.


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4 October 1915

Singapore.

Lat 1.47, Long 103.83


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5 October 1915

Singapore.

Lat 1.47, Long 103.83


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6 October 1915

Singapore and at sea towards Colombo.

Lat 1.2, Long 103.5

8.25am: Weighed and proceeded, passed through Keppel harbour and put to sea.

11.45pm: Malacca Lt abeam.


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7 October 1915

At sea.

Lat 3.1, Long 100.7

In am: Dropped target for 1” aiming rifle practice.


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8 October 1915

At sea.

Lat 5.3, Long 97.8

1.46pm: Diamond Pt Lt House abeam.


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9 October 1915

At sea.

Lat 6.1, Long 94.5

5.0am: Picked up with HMS Britomart.

6.45pm: Pulo Rondo I. abeam 2.5 miles.


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10 October 1915

At sea.

Lat 6.0, Long 91.4


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11 October 1915

At sea.

Lat 5.8, Long 88.2


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12 October 1915

At sea.

Lat 5.8, Long 85.0

4.0pm: Exercised “abandon ship”.


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13 October 1915

At sea.

Lat 5.8, Long 82.3

4.0pm: Exercised “collision stations”.


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14 October 1915

At sea.

Lat 6.3, Long 80.0

12.15am: Sighted Dondra Head Lt N82W.

3.10am: Dondra Head Lt abeam 5 miles.

5.15am: Pt de Galle N31W.

6.10am : Pt de Galle abeam 7 miles.

11.41am: Stopped both engines and taken in tow by HMS Britomart due to shortage of coal

1.27am: Slow ahead.

7.30pm: Britomart cast off.

7.48pm: Colombo clock tower abeam 1.5 miles.

8.35pm: Picked up pilot.

8.40pm: Anchored.


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15 October 1915

Colombo.

Lat 6.95, Long 79.85

Coaling, 145 tons.


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16 October 1915

Colombo.

Lat 6.95, Long 79.85


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17 October 1915

Colombo.

Lat 6.95, Long 79.85

Sunday routine.


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18 October 1915

Colombo.

Lat 6.95, Long 79.85

Hands employed painting ship.


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19 October 1915

Colombo.

Lat 6.95, Long 79.85

Hands employed getting out 12 pounder and ammunition and turning it over to HMS Espiegle. (Spelt Espeigle in the log, a Cadmus class sloop.)


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20 October 1915

Colombo.

Lat 6.95, Long 79.85

8.30am: HMS Thistle entered harbour.

Hands painting ship.

Skiff bringing off sand.


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21 October 1915

Colombo and at sea towards Bombay.

Lat 6.95, Long 79.85

His Excellency the Governor of Ceylon (Robert Chalmers) boarded. Ship's company and guard paraded.

3.50pm: Weighed and proceeded out of harbour, course N67W. (In company with HMS Britomart, vide log of HMS Thistle.)


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22 October 1915

At sea.

Lat 8.1, Long 77.2

Noon: Mutton Pt abeam 6 miles.

8.04pm: Quilon Pt Lt abeam 4 miles.


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23 October 1915

At sea.

Lat 10.9, Long 75.5

12.40am: Aleppo Light abeam.


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24 October 1915

At sea.

Lat 14.1, Long 74.0

Sunday routine.


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25 October 1915

At sea to Bombay (now Mumbai).

Lat 17.4, Long 72.9

9.15am: Target practice at towed target.

8.37pm: Anchored.


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26 October 1915

Bombay.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

4.30am: Weighed and proceeded up harbour.

7.10am: Secured to buoy.

Completed with coal.


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27 October 1915

Bombay.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

Hands drawing stores from dockyard.


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28 October 1915

Bombay.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

Received onboard four cases, one drum and two cases of medical stores, for SNO Persian Gulf.


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29 October 1915

Bombay and at sea towards Muscat.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

4.10pm: Slipped and proceeded, course N70W.


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30 October 1915

At sea.

Lat 19.9, Long 69.8


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31 October 1915

At sea.

Lat 21.1, Long 65.9

Sunday routine.


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THE VOYAGES OF HMS BRAMBLE
Operations in the Persian Gulf

JP map Bramble Persian Gulf

LOGS FOR NOVEMBER 1915

(Persian Gulf, Chahbar, Bandar Abbas, Lingeh, Henjam and Jashk)


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Cover, Adm. 53/35983, signed S/Lt DH Williams, RNR.

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Dated 9th December 1915, signed Lt/Cdr John EP Bickford.

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Instrument page.

Mercurial barometer. N & Z A86, 23’ asl.

Air thermometers. N & Z 8652 and 8654.

Sea thermometer. N & Z 8650.


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1 November 1915

At sea.

Lat 22.5, Long 62.0

2.0pm: Exercised “stations for landing every available man with field gun and maxim”.

4.0pm: Exercised “man and arm ship”.


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2 November 1915

At sea to Maskat (now Muscat, Oman. Spelt variously in the logs, so I have adopted Muscat henceforth, Ed.) and at sea towards Chahbar.

Lat 23.63, Long 58.57

5.05am: HMS Britomart reduced speed.

10.20am: Rounded Fisher’s Rock and entered Muscat harbour.

10.30am: Anchored and fired 21 gun salute.

1.0pm: British consul visited ship, fired 11 gun salute.

Coaling, received 84 tons.

3.25pm: Weighed and proceeded towards Chahbar, course N45E.


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3 November 1915

At sea to Chahbar (now Chabahar, Iran).

Lat 25.3, Long 60.6

7.0am: Passed Ras Kuhlab and entered bay.

7.45am: Anchored.

HMS Pyramus in harbour.

6.0pm: Placed marine sentry on Foc’sle.


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4 November 1915

Chahbar.

Lat 25.3, Long 60.6

Cutter with six hands employed bringing off sand for sand bags.


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5 November 1915

Chahbar.

Lat 25.3, Long 60.6

Hands swaying up topmasts and setting backstays.


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6 November 1915

Chahbar and at sea towards Bandar Abbas.

Lat 25.2, Long 60.2

6.15am: HMS Philomel anchored in bay and visited by Officer of Guard.

8.40am: Weighed and proceeded, Westerly courses.

3.40pm: Kuh Kalat abeam 13 miles.

6.10pm: Eased port engine to repair defects.

7.30pm: Proceeded, 230 revs.


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7 November 1915

At sea to Bandar Abbas and Henjam Island.

Lat 26.5, Long 56.7

3.25am: Jashk Light abeam.

6.48am: Sighted Kuh l Mubarak N49E 7.5 miles.

2.42pm: Conical peak of Jezirat Larak I. abeam 1.5 miles.

4.30pm: Entered to within 2 miles of Bandar Abbas and received orders from HMS Dalhousie to proceed to Henjam Island. Proceeded.

9.55pm: Anchored, Henjam (now Hengam) Island.

* (HMS Dalhousie, a Royal Indian Marine troopship, built 1886, 1,960 tons, armed with six 6pdrs.)


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8 November 1915

Henjam Island.

Lat 26.65, Long 55.85

11.10am: HMS Dalhousie entered harbour.

Coaling, received 63 tons.

5.07pm: Shifted to better anchorage.


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9 November 1915

Henjam Island.

Lat 26.65, Long 55.85

Gun crews to drill, boys and ordinary seamen to pulling instruction.

In pm: Leave given to starboard watch and to footballing party till 6.0pm.


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10 November 1915

Henjam Island.

Lat 26.65, Long 55.85

7.20am: HMS Dalhousie left.

6.10pm: HMS Britomart arrived.


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11 November 1915

Henjam Island.

Lat 26.65, Long 55.85

Hands scraping and painting masts and yards.

5.45pm: HMS Britomart left.


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12 November 1915

Henjam Island.

Lat 26.65, Long 55.85

Hands painting ship.


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13 November 1915

Henjam Island.

Lat 26.65, Long 55.85

Sunday routine.


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14 November 1915

Henjam Island.

Lat 26.65, Long 55.85

7.0am: Mail steamer SS Chakla* arrived, boarded by 1st Lt. Received four cases of fruit.

9.30am: Surgeon left on mail steamer for HMS Britomart at Linga (variously spelt and now Bandar-e Lengeh. Henceforth I have adopted Lingeh. Ed.).

6.45pm: Mail steamer for Bombay arrived.

*(SS Chakla, the first of two B.I.S.N Co. ships of that name, built 1914, 3,081 tons, bombed and sunk at Tobruk, 1941.)


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15 November 1915

Henjam Island to Lingeh and return.

Lat 26.4, Long 55.5

6.0am: Discharged packages and one drum to SS Bilbster for SNO Persian Gulf.

7.55am: Weighed and proceeded.

8.30am: Stopped engines for defects.

9.0am: Half speed on Port engine.

4.40pm: Stopped off Lingeh and gave mail to HMS Britomart. Turned and proceeded on both engines.

11.53pm: Anchored, Henjam harbour.


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16 November 1915

Henjam Island to Lingeh.

Lat 26.65, Long 55.85

11.30am: Collier Bilbster sailed.

2.50pm: Weighed and proceeded.

9.51pm: Anchored, Lingeh harbour.

11.30pm: HMS Britomart left.


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17 November 1915

Lingeh and at sea towards Jashk.

Lat 26.4, Long 55.7

6.45am: Weighed and proceeded, Easterly courses

5.30pm: Passed through Hak Al Asad strait.


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18 November 1915

At sea to Jashk (now Jask, Iran) and at sea towards Bandar Abbas.

Lat 25.7, Long 57.4

2.45am: Stopped, anchored in 4.5 fathoms in Jashk harbour, near HMS Pyramus.

6.15am: HMS Odin entered harbour. Received from same stores and mails for HMS Dalhousie and HMS Bramble.

7.30am: HMS Odin sailed.

9.15am: Weighed and proceeded.

7.10pm: Little Quoin I. Lt N60W, 21 miles.

10.0pm: Same abeam 9.6 miles.


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19 November 1915

At sea to Henjam and at sea.

Lat 26.65, Long 55.85

4.0am: Sent mails onboard HMS Dalhousie at Bandar Abbas.

4.45am: Proceeded.

Anchored, Henjam.

Coaling, 65 tons.

6.58pm: Weighed and proceeded, courses SW’ly.

10.10pm: Jezt Tanb Lt* S49W, 21 miles.

*(Now known as Greater Tunb island or Jazireh-ye Tonb-e Borzog)


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20 November 1915

At sea to Lingeh and to Bandar Abbas.

Lat 26.5, Long 55.1

5.35am: Anchored.

10.55am: Weighed and proceeded.

1.50pm: Jezt Tanb S29E 6 miles.

10.40pm: Stopped and received mail from HMS Dalhousie at Bandar Abbas.

10.53pm: Proceeded.


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21 November 1915

At sea.

Lat 25.7, Long 57.6

1.40am: Little Quoin Lt S15E.

3.30am: Same abeam 10 miles.

1.0pm: Arrived at Jashk and received mail from HMS Pyramus.

1.20pm: Proceeded, Easterly courses.


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22 November 1915

At sea to Chahbar.

Lat 25.3, Long 60.6

11.10am: Anchored in Chahbar Bay.

3.0pm: HMS Philomel left harbour.

4.12pm: Shifted berth.


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23 November 1915

Chahbar.

Lat 25.3, Long 60.6

Hands painting ship.


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24 November 1915

Chahbar.

Lat 25.3, Long 60.6

Exercised boys and OS at boat sailing.


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25 November 1915

Chahbar and at sea.

Lat 25.3, Long 60.6

9.45am: HMS Philomel arrived.

5.0pm: Weighed and proceeded, Westerly courses.


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26 November 1915

At sea to Jashk and at sea towards Bandar Abbas.

Lat 25.6, Long 57.8

11.33am: Anchored at Jashk, HMS Pyramus in port. Discharged stores to same.

1.45pm: Weighed and proceeded, courses NW’ly.

9.30pm: Little Quoins Lt N58W.


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27 November 1915

At sea to Bandar Abbas.

Lat 27.18, Long 56.3

5.05am: Anchored, Bandar Abbas.

6.45am: Sent stores to HMS Dalhousie.

11.50am: Dalhousie left.


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28 November 1915

Bandar Abbas.

Lat 27.18, Long 56.3

9.15am: British Consul visited ship.


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29 November 1915

Bandar Abbas.

Lat 27.18, Long 56.3

10.15am: Persian Governor, Russian Consul and suites visited ship.


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30 November 1915

Bandar Abbas to Henjam and at sea.

Lat 26.65, Long 55.85

2.0am: Mail steamer left.

8.15am: Weighed and proceeded.

12.37pm: Anchored, Henjam.

Coaling, 90 tons.

8.50pm: Weighed and proceeded, course S47W.


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LOGS FOR DECEMBER 1915

(Kuweit, Bushire and anchored off Rishahr Pt)


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Cover, Adm. 53/35984, signed S/Lt DH Williams, RNR.

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Dated 3rd January 1915, signed Lt/Cdr John EP Bickford.

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Instrument page.

Mercurial barometer. N & Z A86, 23’ asl.

Air thermometers. N & Z 8652 and 8654.

Sea thermometer. N & Z 8650.


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1 December 1915

At sea.

Lat 26.5, Long 53.5

1.40am: Jezt Tanb Lt abeam 6.3 miles.

Westerly courses all day.


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2 December 1915

At sea to Bushire and at sea towards Kuweit.

Lat 28.7, Long 50.8

1.15pm: Anchored. HMS Juno in harbour.

4.45pm: Weighed and proceeded, Westerly courses.


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3 December 1915

At sea.

Lat 29.2, Long 48.3

2.55pm: Anchored, Kuweit.


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4 December 1915

Kuweit.

Lat 29.4, Long 48.0


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5 December 1915

Kuweit.

Lat 29.4, Long 48.0


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6 December 1915

Kuweit.

Lat 29.4, Long 48.0

10.15am: Official visit of Shaihk (sic) of Kuweit* & British Political agent.

10.55am: Fired 12 gun salute on their departure.

*(Sheikh Jaber Il Al-Sabah, who had assumed the throne on 28th November.)


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7 December 1915

Kuweit.

Lat 29.4, Long 48.0


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8 December 1915

Kuweit.

Lat 29.4, Long 48.0


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9 December 1915

Kuweit.

Lat 29.4, Long 48.0

Hands employed staying fore topmast, chipping and painting.


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10 December 1915

Kuweit and at sea towards Bushire.

Lat 29.4, Long 48.1

3.15am: Fire in funnel casing, rapidly extinguished.

10.20am: Weighed and proceeded, Easterly courses.


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11 December 1915

At sea to Bushire.

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8

6.40am: Anchored in inner anchorage.

Read warrant No 1 for cell confinement and discharged prisoner to HMS Juno for same, vide log of Juno.

Received mail from HMS Juno

Coaling, received 85 tons.

AB B Matthew transferred to HMS Juno, sick.


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12 December 1915

Bushire.

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8


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13 December 1915

Bushire.

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8


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14 December 1915

Bushire to Halileh.

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8

1.50pm: Weighed and proceeded.

4.10pm: Anchored 1.5 miles Norh of Halileh.

4.50pm: Shifted to better anchorage.

Darkened ship, guns manned, searchlight burnt hourly.


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15 December 1915

Halileh (a small coastal village).

Lat 28.8, Long 50.9

Searchlight burnt at irregular intervals during hours of darkness.


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16 December 1915

Halileh and off Rishahr Pt.

Lat 28.9, Long 50.8

9.10am: Shifted anchorage.

Guns cleared away for night defence and searchlight burned during hours of darkness.


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17 December 1915

Rishahr Pt.

Lat 28.9, Long 50.8

Received from HMS Juno 39 cases of stores and fruit.

Night defence stations and searchlight during darkness.


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18 December 1915

Rishahr Pt.

Lat 28.9, Long 50.8

Saturday routine.


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19 December 1915

Rishahr Pt.

Lat 28.9, Long 50.8

Sunday routine.


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20 December 1915

Rishahr Pt.

Lat 28.9, Long 50.8

In am: Weigh starboard cable for survey, paint chain locker and restow cable.

9.40pm: HMS Britomart anchored.

11.20pm: Britomart sailed.


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21 December 1915

Rishahr Pt.

Lat 28.9, Long 50.8


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22 December 1915

Rishahr Pt.

Lat 28.9, Long 50.8


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23 December 1915

Rishahr Pt.

Lat 28.9, Long 50.8

2.0pm: BI* Steamer Sardar anchored.

2.0pm: BI Steamer Dumra** sailed.

7.0pm: Received mail and stores from HMS Juno.

*(Shown on wrecksite as Persian Gulf SS Co.)

**(The first of three B.I.S.N Co ships of this name, 1894, 1,695 tons, scrapped in 1920)


4caf847ecadfd34197007d07: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-35984/ADM 53-35984-015_0.jpg)


24 December 1915

Rishahr Pt.

Lat 28.9, Long 50.8

Saturday routine.


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25 December 1915

Rishahr Pt.

Lat 28.9, Long 50.8

Received eight Seedie boys from HMS Juno.

(Seedie boys, East African muslim seamen, signed on contracts and usually employed in more menial tasks and in the stokehold)


4caf847ecadfd34197007d09: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-35984/ADM 53-35984-016_0.jpg)


26 December 1915

Rishahr Pt.

Lat 28.9, Long 50.8

Received 16 cases of stores from HMS Juno.

One W/T Rating joined from same.


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27 December 1915

Rishahr Pt.

Lat 28.9, Long 50.8

Discharged AB Whiteman to HMS Juno, sick.

5.0pm: Shifted to better anchorage (commonplace, as the seabed off the coast of Iran is usually both rocky and shallow).


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28 December 1915

Rishahr Pt.

Lat 28.9, Long 50.8

Received three cases of stores from HMS Juno.


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29 December 1915

Rishahr Pt to Bushire and return.

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8

6.15am: Weighed and proceeded.

8.0am: Anchored, Bushire.

Coaling, 70 tons.

1.30pm: Weighed and proceeded.

2.55pm: Anchored off Rishahr Pt.


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30 December 1915

Rishahr Pt.

Lat 28.9, Long 50.8

3.30pm: HMS Lawrence* anchored.

4.45pm: Lawrence left.

*(Lawrence, a Royal Indian Marine paddle sloop, 1,154 tons, four 12 pdrs. This photo was taken at Muscat.)


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31 December 1915

Rishahr Pt.

Lat 28.9, Long 50.8

1.40pm: Shifted to better anchorage.


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THE VOYAGES OF HMS BRAMBLE 1916

JP map Bramble 1916

LOGS FOR JANUARY 1916

(Bushire and Rishahr Pt)


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Cover, Adm. 53/35983, signed Lt DH Williams, RNR.

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Dated 11th February 1915, signed Lt/Cdr John EP Bickford.

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Instrument page.

Mercurial barometer. N & Z A86, 23’ asl.

Air thermometers. N & Z 8652 and 8654.

Sea thermometer. N & Z 8650.


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1 January 1916

Rishahr Pt.

Lat 28.9, Long 50.8

Searchlights burnt at frequent intervals throughout the night.

5.50am: Secured from man and arm ship.

Hands to clean ship, Saturday routine.

In pm: Hands to make and mend.

4.0pm: Evening quarters.

5.30pm: Darken ship.

6.0pm: Man and arm ship for night defence.

Searchlight burnt at irregular frequent intervals.


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2 January 1916

Rishahr Pt.

Lat 28.9, Long 50.8

9.45am: Hands mustered by open list, characters read to ship's company.


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3 January 1916

Rishahr Pt.

Lat 28.9, Long 50.8

6.50am: Shifted anchorage.

In pm: Discharged one Ord. Tel. to HMS Juno, sick.

One telegraphist joined from Juno.


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4 January 1916

Rishahr Pt.

Lat 28.9, Long 50.8


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5 January 1916

Rishahr Pt.

Lat 28.9, Long 50.8

4.30am: Shifted anchorage.

4.10pm: Returned to previous anchorage.

6.50pm: SS Dumra arrived and anchored off Bushire.

10.30pm: Dumra sailed.


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6 January 1916

Rishahr Pt.

Lat 28.9, Long 50.8

5.0am: Shifted anchorage.

4.10pm: Returned to previous anchorage.


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7 January 1916

Rishahr Pt.

Lat 28.9, Long 50.8

4.30am: Shifted anchorage.

4.10pm: Returned to previous anchorage.


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8 January 1916

Rishahr Pt.

Lat 28.9, Long 50.8

4.30am: Shifted anchorage.

4.15pm: Returned to previous anchorage.


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9 January 1916

Rishahr Pt.

Lat 28.9, Long 50.8

4.30am: Shifted anchorage.

4.0pm: Weighed and proceeded abreast of HMS Juno, sent one stoker with injured foot in Juno's cutter to that ship for medical treatment and proceeded.

7.20pm: Anchored, Bushire.


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10 January 1916

Bushire.

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8


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11 January 1916

Bushire.

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8

In am: Coaling, 56 tons.

1.20pm: Weighed and proceeded.

2.30pm: Joined HMS Juno. One Ldg Tel. joined from same.

3.25pm: Proceeded.

3.50pm: Anchored off Rishahr Pt.


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12 January 1916

Rishahr Pt.

Lat 28.9, Long 50.8

4.30am: Shifted anchorage.

10.0am: Returned to previous anchorage.


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13 January 1916

Rishahr Pt.

Lat 28.9, Long 50.8

4.40am: Shifted anchorage.

10.15am: Returned to previous anchorage.


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14 January 1916

Rishahr Pt.

Lat 28.9, Long 50.8

5.0am: Shifted anchorage.

10.12am: Returned to previous anchorage.

11.40am: Discharged telegraphist to Juno.


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15 January 1916

Rishahr Pt.

Lat 28.9, Long 50.8

5.0am: Shifted anchorage.

10.12am: Returned to previous anchorage.

11.0am: HMS Lawrence arrived.


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16 January 1916

Rishahr Pt.

Lat 28.9, Long 50.8

5.0am: Shifted anchorage.

10.0am: Returned to previous anchorage.


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17 January 1916

Rishahr Pt.

Lat 28.9, Long 50.8

5.0am: Shifted to Halileh anchorage.

10.0am: Returned to anchorage off Residency.

In pm: Surgeon Perkins joined from SS Pundua.


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18 January 1916

Rishahr Pt.

Lat 28.9, Long 50.8

5.0am: Shifted to Halileh anchorage.

9.0am: Weighed and proceeded.

11.30am: Anchored, Bushire.


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19 January 1916

Bushire.

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8

In am: Received two boxes of 12 pdr ammunition from HMS Britomart for test.

Provisioned ship from dhow.

2.40pm: One Seedie joined from HMS Juno, one discharged to same.

Steam cutter on night harbour patrol.


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20 January 1916

Bushire.

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8

In am: Steam cutter and navigator away sounding.

In pm: Steam cutter on night harbour patrol.


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21 January 1916

Bushire.

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8


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22 January 1916

Bushire.

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8

1.30am: HMS Britomart arrived.

4.0pm: Britomart sailed.


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23 January 1916

Bushire.

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8

Sunday routine.


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24 January 1916

Bushire.

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8

9.10pm: HMS Britomart arrived.


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25 January 1916

Bushire.

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8


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26 January 1916

Bushire.

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8

8.50am: Weighed and proceeded to sea for gun practice.

1.40pm: Completed practice and returned to harbour.

3.15pm: Anchored.


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27 January 1916

Bushire.

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8


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28 January 1916

Bushire to Rishahr Pt.

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8

12.50pm: Weighed and proceeded.

2.40pm: Anchored abreast of HMS Juno.

Discharged one SBA to same.

3.15pm: Weighed and proceeded.

4.45pm: Anchored off Rishahr Pt.


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29 January 1916

Rishahr Pt to Bushire.

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8

1.20am: Weighed and proceeded to inner anchorage (Bushire).

7.55am: Weighed and proceeded.

9.05am: Stopped abreast of Juno then proceeded to inner anchorage.


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30 January 1916

Bushire.

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8


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31 January 1916

Bushire to Rishahr Pt.

Lat 28.9, Long 50.8

8.0am: Weighed and proceeded.

9.45am: Anchored off Rishahr Pt, firing practice.

11.30am: “Negative fire” from HMS Juno.


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LOGS FOR FEBRUARY 1916

(Rishahr Pt, Bushire and up Poodarr Creek)


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Cover, Adm.53/35986, signed Lt (N) David H Williams.

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Dated 5th March 1916, signed Lt/Cdr John EP Bickford.

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Instrument page.

Mercurial barometer. N & Z A86, 23’ asl.

Air thermometers. N & Z 8652 and 8654.

Sea thermometer. N & Z 8650.


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1 February 1916

Rishahr Pt.

Lat 28.9, Long 50.8

Searchlight burnt at intervals during the night.

6.0am: Secured from man and arm ship.

Hands to clean ship and turn out cutter.

9.10am: Divisions. OS and boys to PT.

Marines to drill.

Paid monthly money.

4.0pm: Quarters.

5.50pm: Darkened ship.

6.0pm: Watch man and arm ship for night defence.

9.0pm: Rounds correct.


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2 February 1916

Rishahr Pt and Halileh.

Lat 28.8, Long 50.9

4.55am: Shifted to Halileh anchorage.

11.45am: Commenced indirect firing at targets signalled by HMS Juno.

12.40pm: Cease fire.


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3 February 1916

Halileh to Rishahr Pt.

Lat 28.9, Long 50.8

One Maxim gun stand received from HMS Juno.


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4 February 1916

Rishahr Pt to Bushire.

Lat 28.9, Long 50.8

5.30am: Shifted to Halileh anchorage.

7.0am: Steamer arrived towing three lighters.

10.07am: Weighed and proceeded to anchor near to HMS Juno. Received six target buoys. SBA Mallett joined ship.

11.50am: Weighed and proceeded.

1.06pm: Anchored, Bushire.

Steam cutter and sailing cutter buoying channel.

3.30pm: Shifted to No 7 buoy.

5.22pm: Weighed and proceeded into channel and waited for high water.

7.0pm: Proceeded.

7.35pm: Anchored off Bushire Town.


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5 February 1916

Bushire.

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8

6.40am: Received mail from HMS Juno.

11.10am: Weighed and proceeded up Poodarr Creek. Stock of starboard anchor found to be broken.

11.52an: Anchored.

1.15pm: Shifted further up creek for better anchorage, laid out two kedges.

8.0pm: HM tender Edward Ross grounded.


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6 February 1916

Poodarr Creek.

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8

Hands employed re-floating Edward Ross.


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7 February 1916

Poodarr Creek.

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8

Hands employed re-floating Edward Ross.


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8 February 1916

Poodarr Creek.

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8

Weighed stern anchors and laid out port bower astern.

Hands employed on Edward Ross.


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9 February 1916

Poodarr Creek.

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8

11.50am: Edward Ross refloated.

Supplied Edward Ross with water and coal.


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10 February 1916

Poodarr Creek.

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8


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11 February 1916

Poodarr Creek.

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8

Three cases of ammunition and one gas cylinder returned to HMS Britomart.


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12 February 1916

Poodarr Creek.

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8

Saturday routine.

Landed football party.


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13 February 1916

Poodarr Creek.

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8

One marine joined from HMS Juno.


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14 February 1916

Poodarr Creek.

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8

Coaling, received 40 tons.

Received from HMS Juno wire nets and one range finder.

Discharged to same SBA A Mallet, three cases of ammunition and one armature.


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15 February 1916

Poodarr Creek.

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8


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16 February 1916

Poodarr Creek.

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8

10.35am: Firing practice in conjunction with military ashore.

11.05am: Secure.

In pm: Hands laying out net defence.


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17 February 1916

Poodarr Creek.

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8

Received one armature from HMS Juno.

In pm: 4” indirect firing practice with military ashore.


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18 February 1916

Poodarr Creek.

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8

Hands employed weighing anchor and shifting Khorassan from Bushire to Poodarr Creek.

Landed Ldg Signalman Chalk and Private Allsop for shore duty.

5.30pm: Anchored Khorassan off port quarter.

7.30pm: Edward Ross moored alongside.


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19 February 1916

Poodarr Creek.

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8

Saturday routine.

In pm: Landed football party

5.0pm: HMS Britomart left.


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20 February 1916

Poodarr Creek.

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8

10.15am: Proceeded to take Khorassan further up creek, steam cutter towing.

Noon: Anchored Khorassan.

5.0pm: 1st Lt and four hands on board Khorassan for night defence.


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21 February 1916

Poodarr Creek.

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8

10.15am: Proceeded to take Khorassan further up creek, steam cutter towing.

5.0pm: Gunner and five hands on board Khorassan for night defence.


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22 February 1916

Poodarr Creek.

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8

10.15am: Proceeded to take Khorassan further up creek, steam cutter towing.

3.0pm: Moored Khorassan.

First Lt and four hands to Khorassan for night defence.


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23 February 1916

Poodarr Creek.

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8

9.20am: Landing party, 12 seamen and three marines.

Sent provisions to Khorassan.

Hands employed on net defence.

First Lt and four hands to Khorassan for night defence.


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24 February 1916

Poodarr Creek.

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8

First Lt and four hands to Khorassan for night defence.


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25 February 1916

Poodarr Creek.

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8

Received mail from HMS Juno.

Hands employed dismounting 12 pdr.

First Lt and four hands to Khorassan for night defence.


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26 February 1916

Poodarr Creek.

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8

Water and provisions sent to Khorassan.

Gunner and four hands to same for night defence.


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27 February 1916

Poodarr Creek.

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8

Sunday routine.

Gunner and four hands to Khorassan for night defence.


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28 February 1916

Poodarr Creek.

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8

Coaling, 45 tons.

Transported 12 pdr to Khorassan and mounted same.

9.0pm: Signalling gun exercises with troops on shore.


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29 February 1916

Poodarr Creek.

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8

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LOGS FOR MARCH 1916

(Poodar Creek)


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Cover, Adm.53/35987, signed Lt (N) DH Williams.

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Dated 7th April 1916, signed Lt/Cdr John EP Bickford.

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Instrument page.

Mercurial barometer. N & Z A86, 23’ asl.

Air thermometers. N & Z 8652 and 8654.

Sea thermometer. N & Z 8650.


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1 March 1916

Poodarr Creek.

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8

Provisions and ammunition sent to Khorassan.

Navigator and four hands on same for night defence.


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2 March 1916

Poodarr Creek.

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8

3.45pm: Landing party returned,

Received mail and fruit from HMS Juno.

Navigator and four hands to Khorassan for night defence.


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3 March 1916

Poodarr Creek.

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8

9.30am: Relief crew sent to Khorassan.

11.30am: Signalman Please and Pte Allsopp rejoined.

3.0pm: Landing party away, 12 seamen and five marines.

First Lt and four hands to Khorassan for night defence.


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4 March 1916

Poodarr Creek and Bushire.

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8

3.35pm: Landing party returned.

3.50pm: Weighed and proceeded to Bushire.

4.20pm: Anchored.

First Lt and four hands to Khorassan for night defence.


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5 March 1916

Khor Sultani (Bushire).

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8

Discharged to Edward Ross for HMS Britomart; two maxim guns, 15 boxes of filled belts for same, nine boxes of .45 ammunition, one field stand, one belt filler and one box of spare parts.

First Lt and four hands to Khorassan for night defence.


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6 March 1916

Khor Sultani (Bushire).

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8

Hands unrigging net defence in Poodarr Creek.

5.05pm: Shifted anchorage further down creek.


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7 March 1916

Poodar Creek.

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8

1.0pm: Weighed and proceeded back to Poodarr Creek.


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8 March 1916

Poodarr Creek.

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8

7.30am: Landing party away, 12 seamen six marines, one signalman.

In pm: Navigator and four hands to Khorassan for night defence.


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9 March 1916

Poodarr Creek.

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8

Navigator and four hands to Khorassan for night defence.

8.30pm: Khorassan in action with maxim gun.


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10 March 1916

Poodarr Creek.

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8

Coaling, 20 tons.

Discharged one signal rating to HMS Juno (sick) and one signalman joined from same.

Navigator and four hands to Khorassan for night defence.


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11 March 1916

Poodarr Creek.

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8

Carried out signal practice with military on shore.

Gunner and four hands to Khorassan for night defence.


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12 March 1916

Poodarr Creek.

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8

Sunday routine.

Gunner and four hands to Khorassan for night defence.


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13 March 1916

Poodarr Creek.

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8

5.15pm: Eccentric strap received from HMS Juno.

Navigator and four hands to Khorassan for night defence.


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14 March 1916

Poodarr Creek.

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8

Gunner and four hands to Khorassan for night defence.


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15 March 1916

Poodarr Creek.

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8

Discharged AB Jones to HMS Juno.

Signal practice for indirect firing with military on shore.

1.55pm: Read warrant no 2.

One seaman rating joined ship from Juno.

4.05pm: Landing party returned.

Gunner and four hands to Khorassan for night defence.


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16 March 1916

Poodar Creek.

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8

2.15pm: Received parcel mail from HMS Juno.

Gunner and five hands to Khorassan for night defence.

11.30pm: Dhow arrived from Juno with 50 4” Lyddite.


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17 March 1916

Poodar Creek.

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8

Hands to physical drill and refitting boats’ falls.

Hands slung clean hammocks.

Gunner and five hands to Khorassan for night defence.


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18 March 1916

Poodar Creek.

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8

Returned one range finder to HMS Juno .

Coaling, 20 tons. (Bramble is only using one boiler while parked in the creek, but still gets through about three tons a day.)

First Lt and five hands to Khorassan for night defence.


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19 March 1916

Poodar Creek.

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8

Sunday routine.

First Lt and five hands to Khorassan for night defence.


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20 March 1916

Poodar Creek.

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8

Hands employed on net defence, refitting boats falls and cleaning the ship’s side.

First Lt and five hands to Khorassan for night defence.


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21 March 1916

Poodar Creek.

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8

10.45am: Weighed both anchors and shifted berth.

First Lt and five hands to Khorassan for night defence.


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22 March 1916

Poodar Creek.

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8

6.30am: Weighed anchor and shifted billet.

Received one case Torpedo Gunner’s stores from HMS Juno.

Navigator with five hands on Khorassan.


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23 March 1916

Poodar Creek.

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8

10.25am: Fired five rounds of 4” for indirect target practice.

Coaling.

Navigator with five hands on Khorassan.


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24 March 1916

Poodar Creek.

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8

Finished coaling, 18 tons.

Navigator with five hands on Khorassan.


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25 March 1916

Poodar Creek.

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8

Received mail from HMS Juno.

Shifted billet.

Navigator with five hands on Khorassan.


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26 March 1916

Poodar Creek.

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8

Sunday routine.

Gunner with five hands on Khorassan.


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27 March 1916

Poodar Creek.

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8

Gunner with five hands on Khorassan.


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28 March 1916

Poodar Creek.

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8

Marines at small arms drill.

Gunner with five hands on Khorassan.


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29 March 1916

Poodar Creek.

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8

Received 20 tons of coal.

Hands unrigging net defence.

Gunner with five hands on Khorassan.


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30 March 1916

Poodar Creek.

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8

Steam cutter laid up for boiler cleaning and painting.

English mail received from HMS Juno.

First Lt with five hands on Khorassan.


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31 March 1916

Poodar Creek.

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8

Weighed both anchors and shifted 800 yards up stream.

First Lt with five hands on Khorassan.


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LOGS FOR APRIL 1916

(Poodar Creek and Bushire)


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Cover, Adm.53/35988, signed Lt (N) DH Williams, RNR.

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Dated 1st May 1916, signed Lt/Cdr John EP Bickford.

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Instrument page.

Mercurial barometer. N & Z A86, 23’ asl.

Air thermometers. N & Z 8652 and 8654.

Sea thermometer. N & Z 8650.


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1 April 1916

Poodar Creek

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8

5.0am: Raised steam on steam cutter.

7.0am: Hands cleaning ship.

Saturday routine.

11.0am: Let go sheet anchor from starboard bow.

1.15pm: Hands to clear cutter of net defence.

2.0pm: Remoored ship.

3.0pm: Hands paid quarterly settlement.

4.0pm: Evening quarters. Steam cutter left with quarterly settlement for hands on Khorassan.

6.30pm: Man and arm ship for night defence.

7.0pm: Drew fires on steam cutter.

9.0pm: Rounds and signal books correct.

One main boiler in use.

First Lt with five hands on Khorassan.


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2 April 1916

Poodar Creek.

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8

2.0am: SE force 7 with heavy rain.

4.0am: Weather moderating.

Sunday routine.

First Lt with five hands on Khorassan.


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3 April 1916

Poodar Creek.

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8

Hands painting mess decks.

First Lt with five hands on Khorassan.


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4 April 1916

Poodar Creek.

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8

Carried out practice with indirect firing in conjunction with military.

10.0pm: Heavy thunderstorm with heavy squalls.

Navigator with five hands on Khorassan.


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5 April 1916

Poodar Creek.

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8

1.0am: Edward Ross towed dhow with stores alongside.

1.30am: Edward Ross left.

Hands unloading stores from dhow.

Lighter with 20 tons of coal alongside.

Navigator with five hands on Khorassan.


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6 April 1916

Poodar Creek.

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8

In am: Squally rainy weather.

Small arms drill.

Navigator with five hands on Khorassan.


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7 April 1916

Poodar Creek.

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8

Exercised General Quarters.

Gunner with five hands on Khorassan.


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8 April 1916

Poodar Creek.

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8

6.55am: Shifted ship further up stream.

Gunner with five hands on Khorassan.


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9 April 1916

Poodar Creek.

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8

Sunday routine.

Gunner with five hands on Khorassan.


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10 April 1916

Poodar Creek.

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8

In pm: Gunner returned to ship on sick list.

First Lt with five hands on Khorassan.


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11 April 1916

Poodar Creek.

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8

Coal dhow arrived, 20 tons.

Received six drums of oil from HMS Juno.

First Lt with five hands on Khorassan.


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12 April 1916

Poodar Creek.

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8

First Lt with five hands on Khorassan.


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13 April 1916

Poodar Creek.

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8

Indirect firing practice with military.

First Lt with five hands on Khorassan.


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14 April 1916

Poodar Creek.

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8

Hands to scrub and wash clothes and sling clean hammocks.

First Lt with five hands on Khorassan.


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15 April 1916

Poodar Creek.

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8

Navigator with five hands on Khorassan.


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16 April 1916

Poodar Creek.

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8

Sunday routine.

Navigator with five hands on Khorassan.


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17 April 1916

Poodar Creek.

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8

OS and boys at sailing instruction.

Navigator with five hands on Khorassan.


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18 April 1916

Poodar Creek.

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8

Coaling from dhow, 20 tons.

Navigator with five hands on Khorassan.


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19 April 1916

Poodar Creek.

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8

Hands airing bedding and cleaning out boats.

Read stations for “Clear ship for battle”.

Navigator with five hands on Khorassan.


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20 April 1916

Poodar Creek.

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8

Navigator with five hands on Khorassan.


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21 April 1916

Poodar Creek.

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8

Sunday routine.

Received English mail.

First Lt with five hands on Khorassan.


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22 April 1916

Poodar Creek.

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8

Steam cutter laid up for cleaning.

First Lt with five hands on Khorassan.


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23 April 1916

Poodar Creek.

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8

Sunday routine.

First Lt with five hands on Khorassan.


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24 April 1916

Poodar Creek.

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8

5.20am: HMS Clio arrived.

Received stores from HMS Clio and two seaman ratings.

Hands unrigging net defence gear.

One signalman and Pte Povey returned to ship.

Hands dismounting 12 pdr on Khorassan.

First Lt with five hands on Khorassan.


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25 April 1916

Poodar Creek to Bushire.

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8

5.35am: Unmoored and proceeded to Bushire.

6.25am: Anchored off Bushire in 16ft of water.

Coaling, received 5 tons.

Laid buoys in channel leading out of Bushire.

Hands employed reeling up wire hawsers and as requisite.

Picked up buoys in channel.

5.0pm: Navigator proceeded to bring Khorassan to Bushire.

Navigator with five hands on Khorassan.


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26 April 1916

Bushire.

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8

Coaling, 20 tons.

Navigator with five hands and steam cutter’s crew on Khorassan.


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27 April 1916

Bushire.

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8

8.0am: Khorassan arrived and anchored off Bushire.

Khorassan's crew returned to ship.

Received English mail.


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28 April 1916

Bushire.

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8

Aired and inspected all bedding.

Hands spread QD awning.


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29 April 1916

Bushire.

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8

Hoisted steam cutter.


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30 April 1916

Bushire.

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8

Sunday routine.


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LOGS FOR MAY 1916

(Bushire and patrolling Tangistan coast)


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Cover, Adm.53/35989, signed Lt (N) DH Williams, RNR.

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Dated 8th June 1916, signed Lt/Cdr John EP Bickford.

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Instrument page.

Mercurial barometer. N & Z A86, 23’ asl.

Air thermometers. N & Z 8652 and 8654.

Sea thermometer. N & Z 8650.


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1 May 1916

Bushire.

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8

4.15am: Raised fires in steam cutter.

7.15am: AB Whiteman rejoined.

Hands cleaning ship.

9.10am: Divisions and prayers.

Hands employed as requisite.

Paid monthly settlement.

4.0pm: Evening Quarters.

5.30pm: Drew fires in steam cutter and hoisted same. Hoisted sailing cutter.

One 8” spanner lost overboard by accident.

9.0pm: Rounds and signal books correct.

One boiler in use.


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2 May 1916

Bushire.

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8

6.0am: Buoyed channel for inner anchorage, weighed and proceeded through it. Sailing cutter picked up buoys.

2.0pm: Hoisted all boats.

One W/T rotary converter sent to HMS Euryalus (Euralus in log) for examination.


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3 May 1916

Bushire.

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8

Coaling, 138 tons.


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4 May 1916

Bushire.

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8

4.25pm: Weighed and proceeded to outer anchorage.

Received one Seedie boy from HMS Mozaffer*, sick.

Commenced taking English mail and stores from mail steamer. Mr Chick, British Vice Consul embarked.

10.50pm: Weighed and proceeded to anchor off HMS Euryalus.

*(Also known as Mozaffir, armed launch, ex-Persian stern-wheeler, one 4.7” gun.)


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5 May 1916

Bushire to Lawar.

Lat 28.6, Long 50.9

9.15am: Weighed and proceeded, course S34E.

3.35pm: Anchored off Lawar, Custom House bearing N66E 8 cables.


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6 May 1916

Lawar to Karri.

Lat 28.4, Long 51.1

9.40am: Weighed and proceeded N75W.

12.03pm: Anchored off Karri.

2.12pm: Weighed and proceeded to assistance of HMS Mozaffer, aground in 10ft of water off Salim Abadeh.

3.0pm: Anchored close to Mozaffer.

6.0pm: Proceeded to tow Mozaffer off, cast off towrope.

6.40pm: Anchored off Karri.


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7 May 1916

Karri to Lawar and return.

Lat 28.2, Long 51.25 (approx)

6.15am: Weighed and proceeded, course S35E.

8.28am: Anchored off Lawar.

Mr Chick landed.

1.0pm: Mr Chick returned. Shifted anchorage further out.

5.48pm: Weighed and proceeded N78W.

6.37pm: Stopped and inspected a dhow bound from Abu Dhabi to Basra.

7.55pm: Anchored off Karri.


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8 May 1916

Karri to Lawar and at sea towards Madamuri.

Lat 28.2, Long 51.25 (approx)

6.20am: Weighed and proceeded, course S35E.

8.17am: Anchored off Lawar.

Mr Chick landed.

2.0pm: Mr Chick returned to ship.

5.30pm: Khan Ahmad visited ship.

7.30pm: Khan Ahmad left.

9.20pm: Weighed and proceeded N79E.


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9 May 1916

Patrolling Tangistan coast.

Lat 28.2, Long 51.25 (approx)

2.20am: Stopped and sent engineering tools for Mozaffer.

4.50am: Karri abeam 2.5 miles.

6.30am: Anchored off Lawar.

12.47pm: Weighed and proceeded, course N65W.

3.45pm: Rustani abeam.

5.15pm: Anchored off Madumari.

Discharged Mr Chick to HMS Mozaffer.

Mozaffer proceeded to Bushire.


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10 May 1916

Patrolling Tangistan coast.

Lat 28.8, Long 51.0

8.35am: Weighed and proceeded.

8.58am: Boarded two dhows bound for Bushire.

4.0pm: Boarded dhow, Lawar to Bushire with sheep.

8.52pm: Anchored off Rustani.


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11 May 1916

Patrolling Tangistan coast.

Lat 28.5, Long 51.1

8.41am: Weighed and proceeded, course S20E.

9.59am: Anchored off Bulkhair.

1.15pm: Captain left for shore.

Persian customs visited ship.

4.55pm: HMS Mozaffer arrived.

6.30pm: Weighed and proceeded.

6.42pm: Boarded dhow in ballast.

9.40pm: Anchored off Madumari.


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12 May 1916

Madumari to Bushire.

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8

5.20am: Weighed and proceeded, N41W.

7.55am: Anchored (probably off Bushire)

Received 50 tons of coal.

5.23pm: Weighed and proceeded.

6.45pm: Anchored 2 cables from HMS Euryalus and received stores from same.


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13 May 1916

Off Rishahr Pt.

Lat 28.9, Long 50.8

6.28am: HMS Lawrence anchored.

9.30am: HMS Imogene* arrived with C-in-C.

1.30pm: PO Goldsmith discharged to steam launch Thilwa.

3.55pm: Ldg Tel. Valentine and Boy Telegraphist McCarthy discharged to HMS Lawrence.

* (An iron yacht, purchased in 1882, formerly the Jamacar. A team from HMS Imogene won the first ever Istanbul football league!)


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14 May 1916

Outer anchorage, Bushire.

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8

10.15am: Sent church party to HMS Euryalus.

Ldg Seaman Jones and three ABs left ship to man launch Edward Ross.

4.0pm: One Tindal (a Seedie petty officer) and one box of 4” ammunition discharged to Euryalus.


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15 May 1916

Bushire.

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8

9.30am: C-in-C visited ship.

Noon: HMS Euryalus sailed.

1.15pm: Shifted to inner anchorage.

3.32pm: HMS Lawrence anchored.


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16 May 1916

Tangistan patrol.

Lat 28.7, Long 51.0

7.49am: Weighed and proceeded.

12.20pm: Stopped and examined dhow.

2.50pm: Anchored off Bulkhair.

4.28pm: Weighed and proceeded, course N28W.

Stopped and examined two dhows.

10.30pm: Anchored off Bulkhair.


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17 May 1916

Tangistan patrol.

Lat 28.5, Long 51.0

6.28am: Weighed and proceeded.

In am: Stopped and examined four dhows.

In pm: Stopped and examined three dhows.

7.25pm: Anchored off Karri.


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18 May 1916

Tangistan patrol.

Lat 28.3, Long 50.9 (approx)

In am: Steam cutter and skiff used for surveying purposes.

10.45am: Mozaffer arrived.

11.40am: Mozaffer sailed.

2.18pm: Weighed and proceeded.

4.06pm: Anchored off Bulkhair.

5.45pm: Mozaffer anchored.

6.45pm: Weighed and proceeded.

Examined two dhows.

8.52pm: Anchored off Karri.


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19 May 1916

Karri to Bushire.

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8

6.43am: Weighed and proceeded.

11.32am: Anchored, inner harbour, Bushire.

Coaling, 45 tons.

5.30pm: Wireless Boy McCarthy returned from HMS Lawrence.


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20 May 1916

Bushire.

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8

8.15pm: HMS Mozaffer arrived.


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21 May 1916

Bushire.

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8

4.15pm: HMS Mozaffer left harbour.

7.15pm: Four ratings joined from HMS Lawrence.

8.0pm: Stoker PO Batten and Stoker Mellor left for duties on launch Edward Ross.


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22 May 1916

Bushire.

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8

10.05am: HMS Lawrence left.

8.10pm: Launch Thilwa alongside for water.

9.30pm: Thilwa cast off to anchor.


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23 May 1916

Bushire.

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8

12.15am: Launch Edward Ross in and tied up alongside.

12.30am: SS Dumbra sailed (probably Dumra).

Coaled and watered Edward Ross.

2.30pm: Launch Thilwa alongside for water.

11.59pm: Mozaffer arrived.


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24 May 1916

Bushire.

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8

7.15am: Coaled and watered Edward Ross.

8.15am: HMS Britomart arrived.

2.0pm: Britomart and HMS Mozaffer sailed.


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25 May 1916

Bushire.

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8

6.30am: Coaled and watered Edward Ross.

11.30am: HMS Lawrence arrived.

6.35pm: HMS Mozaffer arrived.


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26 May 1916

Bushire.

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8

Received English mail.


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27 May 1916

Bushire.

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8

4.10am: HMS Lawrence left.

8.0am: Launch Azerbaijan* carried out steam trials.

10.0am: Coaled and watered Edward Ross.

*(An armed launch, ex-Persian Customs river steamer.)


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28 May 1916

Bushire.

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8

6.0am: HMS Juno anchored. OOG visited.

Two W/T and one signal ratings returned to Juno.

In pm: Five hands rejoined from Edward Ross.


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29 May 1916

Bushire.

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8

Coaling, 35 tons.

9.15am: HMS Lawrence anchored near HMS Juno.


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30 May 1916

Bushire.

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8

5.0am: HMS Britomart anchored. Received six Seedie boys.

Received stores from Britomart for HMS’ Mozaffer, Philomel and Clio.

1.15pm: Britomart left.

Discharged three Seedie boys.


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31 May 1916

Bushire and at sea.

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8

7.45am: Shifted to outer anchorage near HMS Juno.

10.30am: Weighed and proceeded, course S20E.

2.57pm: Asses Ears abeam.


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LOGS FOR JUNE 1916

(Ras Tarkun, Lingeh, Bushire, Tangistan patrol and in action in Naband Bay and at Kangun)


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Cover, Adm.53/35990, signed Lt (N) DH Williams, RNR.

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Dated 3rd July 1916, signed Lt/Cdr John EP Bickford.

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Instrument page.

Mercurial barometer. N & Z A86, 23’ asl.

Air thermometers. N & Z 8652 and 8654.

Sea thermometer. N & Z 8650.


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1 June 1916

At sea.

Lat 26.8, Long 52.9

2.15am: Exercised sea boat’s crew.

7.0am: Hands cleaning ship.

8.0am: A/c S65E.

9.10am: Divisions, prayers.

OS and boys to rifle drill.

Hands ranging cable on upper deck (laying out anchor chain for inspection and cleaning).

Paid monthly wages.

4.0pm: Evening quarters.

7.0pm: A/c East.

9.0pm: Rounds correct.

9.10pm: Passed HS Sicilia*, bound for Basra.

10.50pm: Exercised sea boat’s crew.

*(Sicilia, a P & O liner, 1900, 6,696 tons, HS from 1914, scrapped 1926. Also used as a troopship, see photo.)


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2 June 1916

At sea to Ras Tarkun and at sea.

Lat 26.6, Long 55.6

4.40am: Jezt Tanb Lt S80E.

11.36am: Stopped.

11.47am: Proceeded to Ras Tarkun (Turkan in log).

12.42pm: Anchored off Ras Tarkún (now Ra’s-e Tarkun on Qeshm Island)

1.25pm: Captain landed.

6.15pm: Mr Howson, British Vice-Consul boarded for passage to Lingeh.

6.32pm: Weighed and proceeded.

10.15pm: Jezt Tanb Lt abeam 8.5 miles.


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3 June 1916

At sea to Lingeh.

Lat 26.55, Long 54.9

1.35am: Anchored off Lingeh.

7.0am: Discharged stores to HMS Mozaffer.

HM consul left ship.

6.50pm: Mozaffer left.


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4 June 1916

Lingeh to Kalat al Abeid.

Lat 26.5, Long 54.2

6.14am: Weighed and proceeded.

2.57pm: Anchored off Kalat.

6.50pm: Emissaries and staff came alongside.


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5 June 1916

Kalat al Abeid to Bundar Tibben and Tahiri.

Lat 27.0, Long 53.1

4.30am: Weighed and proceeded, S53W.

3.45pm: Stopped and discharged two men (agents) at Bundar Tibben.

4.30pm: Proceeded N60W.

9.21pm: Anchored ½ a mile off Tahiri.


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6 June 1916

Tahiri to Tumbak and at sea towards Bushire.

Lat 27.7, Long 52.2

8.57am: Weighed and proceeded.

11.33am: Anchored ¾ mile off Tumbak.

12.15pm: Emissary landed

4.32pm: Weighed and proceeded, S71W.

9.15pm: A/c N62W.


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7 June 1916

At sea to Bushire.

Lat 28.8, Long 50.8

1.15pm: Stopped near HMS Juno.

2.56pm: Anchored in inner harbour.

Discharged two ABs to HMS Lawrence.


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8 June 1916

Bushire.

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8

Coaling, 86 tons.

In pm: Discharged CPO Wellington to HMS Juno (to await passage, vide log of Juno).

Received English mail.


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9 June 1916

Bushire.

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8

6.30am: Discharged Chief Stoker Lowe to HMS Juno.


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10 June 1916

Bushire.

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8


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11 June 1916

Bushire.

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8

7.0am: One AB joined ship from HMS Juno. (AB Greaves, vide log of Juno)


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12 June 1916

Bushire.

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8

1.320pm: One 3rd class domestic joined ship.

6.25pm: HMS Lawrence sailed.


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13 June 1916

Bushire.

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8


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14 June 1916

Tangistan coast patrol.

Lat 28.7, Long 51.0

7.12am: Weighed and proceeded, S24E.

In pm: Stopped and examined dhow.

Exercised “man overboard” and “collision stations”.

Swung ship for azimuths.

6.40pm: Anchored off Karri.

Exercised “away all boats”.


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15 June 1916

Tangistan coast patrol.

Lat 28.4, Long 51.1

6.0am: Cleared ship for action.

8.45am: Weighed and proceeded.

In am: Boarded dhows and carried out 1” aiming practice.

3.35pm: Anchored ¾ mile off Lawar.

4.30pm: Persian customs officer visited ship.

7.12pm: Weighed and proceeded, N60W.

11.0pm: Anchored off Bashi in 5 fathoms.


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16 June 1916

Patrolling to Bushire.

Lat 28.8, Long 50.9

9.22am: Weighed and proceeded, N40W.

2.20pm: Anchored near HMS Juno.

3.30pm: Weighed and proceeded into inner harbour. Stopped, took on provisions.

4.30pm: Proceeded.

8.10pm: Anchored off Bashi.


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17 June 1916

Tangistan coast patrol.

Lat 28.6, Long 50.9

9.03am: Weighed and proceeded. Closed and boarded dhow.

10.25am: Proceeded.

5.20pm: Boarded dhow.

9.27pm: Anchored off Karri.


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18 June 1916

Tangistan coast patrol.

Lat 28.6, Long 50.9

9.16am: Weighed and proceeded to close two dhows.

11.40am: Boarded same.

1.15pm: Boarded dhow.

2.20pm: Anchored off Bulkhair.


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19 June 1916

Tangistan coast patrol to Bushire.

Lat 28.5, Long 50.9

9.12am: Weighed and proceeded.

10.0am: Boarded dhow.

1.0pm: Boarded dhow.

6.23pm: Stopped near HMS Juno.

8.02pm: Anchored, inner harbour.


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20 June 1916

Bushire.

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8

Coaling 70 tons.


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21 June 1916

Bushire to Lawar.

Lat 28.5, Long 51.0

5.30am: Special messenger for passage to Lawar joined ship.

7.18am: Weighed and proceeded.

3.10pm: Anchored off Lawar, discharged special messenger.

5.30pm: Cleared for action.


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22 June 1916

Lawar to Aslu (now Asaluyeh).

Lat 27.5, Long 52.0

12.38am: Weighed and proceeded.

3.40pm: Stopped and closed HMS Juno off Aslu.

4.15pm: Commodore* arrived onboard. Proceeded to close Persepolis off Naband.

4.45pm: Stopped off Naband.

6.10pm: Proceeded to Aslu.

6.57pm: Anchored 1 mile off Aslu.

10.30pm: HMS Clio arrived.

*(Captain Drury St Aubyn Wake, RN.)


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23 June 1916

Naband Bay.

Lat 27.5, Long 52.57

5.25am: Weighed and proceeded to HMS Juno, stopped, received Commodore.

Proceeded towards Naband and anchored one mile to the Eastward.

6.45am: Commenced bombarding two watch towers.

7.30am: Cease fire.

7.40am: Weighed and proceeded towards Aslu.

8.50am: Anchored near Juno.

2.30pm: Weighed and proceeded.

4.09pm: Anchored two miles to Eastward of Naband.

4.30pm: Commenced bombarding fort on SE corner of Naband Bay.

5.30pm: Cease fire.

6.08pm: Weighed and proceeded.

7.10pm: Anchored off Aslu.


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24 June 1916

Naband Bay.

Lat 27.5, Long 52.57

6.03am: Weighed and proceeded towards HMS Juno. Commodore joined ship. Proceeded towards Naband.

7.18am: Stopped off Persian gunboat Persepolis.

8.0am: Persian patrol joined for transferance to Aslu. Proceeded.

9.10am: Anchored off Aslu and landed Persian patrol in armed cutter.

10.0am: Commodore left for Juno.

4.30pm: HMS Clio sailed.


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25 June 1916

Naband Bay.

Lat 27.5, Long 52.57

9.25am: HMS Juno sailed.

9.30am: Juno saluted Persian Governor, 17 guns.

7.0am: Ldg Signalman Chalk left for duties on board Persian gunboat Persepolis.

9.43am: Weighed and proceeded.

10.50am: Anchored. Commenced bombarding two forts at Baid Khan.

12.10pm: Cease fire.

1.15pm: Weighed and proceeded towards Aslu.

2.21pm: Anchored off Aslu.


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26 June 1916

Naband Bay.

Lat 27.5, Long 52.57

11.0am: Weighed and proceeded.

11.45am: Anchored 1 mile South of Nakhl Takki.


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27 June 1916

Naband Bay.

Lat 27.5, Long 52.57


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28 June 1916

Nakhl Takki to Kangun and Tahiri.

Lat 27.5, Long 52.57

1.10pm: Weighed and proceeded, N62W.

6.58pm: Anchored off Kangun.

8.45pm: Weighed and proceeded South.

11.50pm: Anchored at Tahiri.


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29 June 1916

Tahiri to Kangun.

Lat 25.65, Long 57.76

2.25am: Persian gunboat Persepolis sailed for Kangun.

6.47am: Weighed and proceeded S75W.

7.20am: A/c N62W.

9.45am: Anchored off Kangun.

Noon: Fired 21 gun salute for the Shah's birthday.(Ahmad Shah Qajar, born 21/1/1898 according to Wikipedia)


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30 June 1916

Kangun and at sea.

Lat 25.65, Long 57.76

1.10pm: Weighed and commenced bombarding towers at Kangun and covering landing party from Persian gunboat Persepolis.

3.30pm: Secured and anchored.

9.55pm: Weighed and proceeded following Persepolis.


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LOGS FOR JULY 1916

(Maqam, Chiru, in action at Shiwu and Maqam, Bushire, Bahrein, Abadan and Tangistan patrol)


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Cover, Adm.53/35991, signed Lt (N) DH Williams, RNR.

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Dated 18th August 1916, signed Lt/Cdr John EP Bickford.

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Instrument page.

Mercurial barometer. N & Z A86, 23’ asl.

Air thermometers. N & Z 8652 and 8654.

Sea thermometer. N & Z 8650.


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1 July 1916

At sea to Maqam (now Bandar-e Maqam).

Lat 26.9, Long 53.3

2.55am: Exercised sea boat’s crew.

Various speeds and courses following Persepolis.

Hands cleaning ship.

Exercised fire stations.

1.0pm: Anchored, Maqam.

4.0pm: Evening quarters.

9.0pm: Rounds and signal books correct.

9.20pm: Burnt searchlight.


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2 July 1916

Maqam to Chiru (now Ras-e Chiru).

Lat 26.8, Long 53.5

9.50am: Weighed and proceeded, S2W.

2.35pm: Anchored off Chiru


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3 July 1916

Chiru to Maqam.

Lat 26.7, Long 53.6

10.03am: Weighed and proceeded towards Maqam following gunboat Persepolis.

3.05pm: Anchored off Maqam.


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4 July 1916

Maqam to Shiwu (now Bandar-e Shiu).

Lat 26.9, Long 53.4

11.17am: Weighed and proceeded, dhow in tow.

2.45pm: Anchored ½ mile off Shiwu.

3.20pm: Opened fire to cover landing party of natives, bullets striking ship.

3.25pm: AB Prest wounded.

3.40pm: Weighed and proceeded out of rifle range and bombarded village and various points on shore.

6.30pm: Secured and anchored.

8.30pm: Received from Persepolis three wounded men who stayed on board for treatment.


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5 July 1916

Shiwu.

Lat 27.075, Long 53.14

6.40pm: HMS Juno arrived. Transferred AB Prest (or Priest, vide log of Juno) to same.


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6 July 1916

Shiwu to Maqam

Lat 27.075, Long 53.14

9.50am: Weighed and moved inshore.

General quarters.

10.50am: Received Commodore on board.

11.12am: Anchored 200 yds from shore.

11.20am: HMS Juno opened fire.

12.50pm: Juno ceased fire.

1.20pm: Weighed and closed Juno. Commodore returned to Juno.

2.15pm: Proceeded toward Maqam with two dhows in tow.

5.47pm: Anchored off Maqam.

6.30pm: Discharged three wounded natives to shore.


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7 July 1916

Maqam and at sea towards Bushire

Lat 27.1, Long 52.6

5.53am: Weighed and proceeded N82W.


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8 July 1916

At sea to Bushire.

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8

9.10am: Stopped and anchored, inner anchorage, Bushire.

Received mails and stores from HMS Lawrence.

AB Matthew rejoined ship.

Coaling, 135 tons.

1.50pm: HMS Clio arrived.


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9 July 1916

Bushire.

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8

Sunday routine.

Landed RC church party.


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10 July 1916

Bushire.

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8

7.05pm: HMS Lawrence arrived.


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11 July 1916

Bushire.

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8

6.15pm: Stoker Newman joined from HMS Juno.


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12 July 1916

Bushire.

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8

Hands transferring ammunition from aft to for’d magazine.


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13 July 1916

At sea towards Bahrein.

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8

7.30pm: Received mail for Bahrein from Bushire PO.

8.35pm: Weighed and proceeded, stopped off HMS Juno to receive English mail.

10.56pm: Proceeded.


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14 July 1916

At sea.

Lat 27.6, Long 51.0


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15 July 1916

At sea to Bahrein

Lat 26.2, Long 50.65

8.13am: Anchored, Bahrein. Discharged 21 bags of mail.

Political agent visited ship

Received from shore 186 cases of tea for Bushire. (Questions had been asked in the House about the tea shortage in Bushire and the danger of mutiny.)


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16 July 1916

Bahrein and at sea towards Bushire.

Lat 26.2, Long 50.65

1.22pm: Weighed and proceeded.


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17 July 1916

At sea to Bushire.

Lat 28.8, Long 50.7

1.05pm: Stopped and anchored off HMS Juno.

3.30pm: Shifted to inner anchorage.

Discharged 186 cases of tea.

5.55pm: Weighed and proceeded, N69W.


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18 July 1916

At sea to Abadan.

Lat 29.97, Long 48.5

7.40am: Shatt-al-arab LV N70W.

11.35am: Passed Fao telegraph station.

2.26pm: Anchored, Abadan.


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19 July 1916

Abadan.

Lat 30.33, Long 48.28

6.30am: Received one ton of drinking water from HMS Alert.


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20 July 1916

Abadan.

Lat 30.33, Long 48.28

6.30am: Received one ton of drinking water from HMS Alert.


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21 July 1916

Abadan.

Lat 30.33, Long 48.28

6.30am: Received one ton of drinking water from HMS Alert.


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22 July 1916

Abadan.

Lat 30.33, Long 48.28

6.30am: Received one ton of drinking water from HMS Alert.

Received English mail and one box of 6 pdr ammunition for HMS Lawrence.


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23 July 1916

Abadan.

Lat 30.33, Long 48.28

6.30am: Received one ton of drinking water from HMS Alert.


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24 July 1916

Abadan and at sea towards Bushire.

Lat 30.33, Long 48.28

2.25pm: Weighed and proceeded.

7.56pm: Passed old outer bar buoy.


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25 July 1916

At sea to Bushire.

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8

11.0am: Stopped off HMS Juno.

1.11pm: Anchored, inner anchorage.


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26 July 1916

Bushire and Tangistan coast patrol.

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8

Coaling 100 tons.

6.06pm: Weighed and proceeded.


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27 July 1916

Tangistan coast patrol.

Lat 28.4, Long 51.1

12.25am: Anchored off Karri.

2.05pm: Weighed and proceeded.

3.57pm: Anchored off Bulkhair.


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28 July 1916

Tangistan coast patrol.

Lat 28.6, Long 51.0

9.12am: Weighed and proceeded.

9.07pm: Anchored off Rustani.


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29 July 1916

Tangistan coast patrol.

Lat 28.6, Long 51.06

Log position lies just onshore. Position here had been slightly altered to rectify this.

10.15am: Weighed and proceeded.

2.25pm: Stopped and anchored off Illegible.


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30 July 1916

Tangistan coast patrol to Bushire.

Lat 28.7, Long 50.9

8.09am: Weighed and proceeded.

9.15am: Took two enemy dhows in tow for Bushire.

4.22pm: Anchored, Bushire.


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31 July 1916

Bushire.

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8

In am: Received mail for Bahrein.

Coaling.

10.17am: Shifted to outer anchorage.

In pm: Three stoker ratings joined ship from HMS Juno.

Drew stores from store ship.

3.20pm: Weighed and proceeded, S20E.


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LOGS FOR AUGUST 1916

(Tangistan coast, Henjam, Bahrein, Bushire and Abadan)


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Cover, Adm.53/35992, signed Lt (N) DH Williams, RNR.

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Dated 6th September 1916, signed Lt/Cdr John EP Bickford.

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Instrument page.

Mercurial barometer. N & Z A86, 23’ asl.

Air thermometers. N & Z 8652 and 8654.

Sea thermometer. N & Z 8650.


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1 August 1916

Bushire to Maqam.

Lat 27.3, Long 52.4

2.30am: Exercised sea boat’s crew.

2.45am: A/c S71E.

7.0am: Saturday routine. Hands clean ship.

Paid monthly wages.

4.0pm: Quarters.

5.16pm: A/c, S81E.

7.10pm: Hauled in patent log.

8.25pm: Stopped and anchored off Maqam.

9.0pm: Rounds and SBC.

Two main boilers in use.


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2 August 1916

Maqam to Bustanu.

Lat 26.96, Long 53.47

9.35am: Shifted berth.

2.50pm: Weighed and proceeded, N89W.

6.45pm: Anchored 1 mile off Bustanu.


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3 August 1916

Bustanu.

Lat 27.4, Long 52.8


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4 August 1916

Bustanu towards Hindarabi.

Lat 27.4, Long 52.8

11.55am: Weighed and proceeded, S64E.

7.05pm: Anchored off.


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5 August 1916

Hindarabi to Chiri Kais Kalat.

Lat 26.7, Long 53.7

5.15am: Weighed and proceeded, S51E.

7.25am: Anchored off Hindarabi.

9.02am: Weighed and proceeded towards Chiru.

10.10am: Anchored, Chiru.

11.42am: Weighed and proceeded S67E towards Mashi.

2.23pm: Anchored off Mashi.

5.35pm: Weighed and proceeded, N41W.

7.30pm: Anchored, Kalat al Obeid.


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6 August 1916

Kalat al Obeid.

Lat 26.7, Long 53.9

6.0am: Hands bringing off water from shore in cutter.

5.30pm: Official visit from Sheihk of Kalat.


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7 August 1916

Kalat al Obeid to Henjam.

Lat 26.3, Long 54.6 (Log entry is for Lat 28 21N, inland)

4.50am: Weighed and proceeded, S54E.

10.0am: A/c East.

5.45pm: Jezt Tanb LH abeam 5 miles.

10.45pm: Anchored, Henjam.


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8 August 1916

Henjam.

Lat 26.65, Long 55.85

Coaling, 50 tons.

6.30pm: HMS Philomel arrived and anchored.


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9 August 1916

Henjam and at sea towards Bahrein.

Lat 26.65, Long 55.85

5.30am: SS Chakla arrived with English mail.

Sepoy Guard of 20 men joined from Chakla for passage to Bahrein.

Noon: Weighed and proceeded.

5.47pm: Stopped Port engine for defects.

11.59pm: Farur Island abeam 3.75 miles.


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10 August 1916

At sea.

Lat 26.4, Long 53.4


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11 August 1916

At sea to Bahrein.

Lat 26.3, Long 50.6

1.22pm: Anchored, Bahrein.

Discharged mail and Sepoy Guard.

Official visit from British Consul.

Taking on boiler water.


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12 August 1916

Bahrein.

Lat 26.2, Long 50.65

9.45am: 20 Sepoys joined for passage to Bushire.

Received 14 bags of mail for same.


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13 August 1916

Bahrein and at sea towards Bushire.

Lat 26.5, Long 50.5 (approx)

4.30am: Weighed and proceeded.

The Port engine is still giving trouble and can only make 140 revs.


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14 August 1916

At sea to Bushire.

Lat 28.8, Long 50.8

2.20pm: Stopped off HMS Juno.

4.12pm: Anchored, inner harbour.

Received stores.


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15 August 1916

Bushire and at sea towards Abadan.

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8

6.0am: Discharged three stoker ratings to HMS Juno.

Native guard discharged to mail ship.

Landed mail.

Coaling, 75 tons.

Received carpenter’s stores.

6.15pm: Weighed and proceeded. Stopped off Juno, then proceeded N69W.


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16 August 1916

At sea.

Lat 29.5, Long 49.4

12.02am: Reduced to 140 revs, boiler defect. (This is in addition to the continuing problem with the Port engine, so progress is now very slow.)

9.58pm: Anchored. Shatt-al-arab LV N42E 5 miles.


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17 August 1916

At sea to Abadan.

Lat 29.97, Long 48.5

5.20am: Weighed and proceeded.

5.15pm: Anchored off Abadan.


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18 August 1916

At anchor off Abadan.

Lat 30.33, Long 48.28


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19 August 1916

At anchor off Abadan.

Lat 30.33, Long 48.28

Main boilers not in use.


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20 August 1916

At anchor off Abadan.

Lat 30.33, Long 48.28

Main boilers not in use.

Received English mail.


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21 August 1916

At anchor off Abadan.

Lat 30.33, Long 48.28

Hands painting ship’s side.

OS Thompson fell off painting stage and disappeared into the water.

2.30pm: Court of enquiry held on board as to death by drowning of OS George E Thompson, J40898, Po.


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22 August 1916

At anchor off Abadan.

Lat 30.33, Long 48.28


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23 August 1916

At anchor off Abadan.

Lat 30.33, Long 48.28

In pm: Recovered the body of OS Thompson.


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24 August 1916

At anchor off Abadan.

Lat 30.33, Long 48.28

4.0am. Funeral party left ship for cemetery. OS Thompson interred at Mohammerah.

Half masted colours.

10.30am: Funeral party returned.


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25 August 1916

At anchor off Abadan.

Lat 30.33, Long 48.28


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26 August 1916

At anchor off Abadan.

Lat 30.33, Long 48.28

Received one ton of drinking water from HMS Alert.


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27 August 1916

At anchor off Abadan.

Lat 30.33, Long 48.28


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28 August 1916

At anchor off Abadan.

Lat 30.33, Long 48.28


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29 August 1916

At anchor off Abadan.

Lat 30.33, Long 48.28


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30 August 1916

At anchor off Abadan.

Lat 30.33, Long 48.28


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31 August 1916

At anchor off Abadan.

Lat 30.33, Long 48.28

12.17pm: Weighed and proceeded down river.

4.40pm: Anchored off Fao.

5.44pm: Weighed and proceeded.

8.25pm: Passed Light Ship, set course S69E.

(Not recorded in the log, but Bramble must have been at Abadan for work on engines and boilers.)


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LOGS FOR SEPTEMBER 1916

(Bushire, Muscat and Bombay for refit)


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Cover, Adm.53/35993, signed Lt (N) DH Williams, RNR.

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Dated 15th January 1917, signed Acting Commander John EP Bickford.


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1 September 1916

At sea to Bushire.

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8

1.15am: Passed SS Warturm*, exchanged signals.

12.14am: Anchored, Bushire.

Received stores and mails from HMS Britomart. One AB joined awaiting passage to HMS Juno.

3.25pm: Britomart left.

*(Warturm, the first of three Hansa Line ships of this name, 1908, 4,965 tons, seized by Britain in 1914, sold in 1922 and renamed Nethergate.)


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2 September 1916

Bushire.

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8

Coaling, received 65 tons.


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3 September 1916

Bushire and at sea towards Muscat.

Lat 28.6, Long 50.9

Discharged to HMS Lawrence for HMS Juno, one AB, mails and fruit.

7.15am: Weighed and proceeded.

12.48pm: Stopped for one hour for engineering purposes.


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4 September 1916

At sea.

Lat 26.9, Long 52.8

2.20am: Sighted steamer but could get no reply.

6.08am: Stopped Port engine for ten minutes.

9.10am to 10.34am: Stopped and started both engines for engineer’s purposes.

9.10pm: Started Port engine.


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5 September 1916

At sea.

Lat 26.4, Long 55.0

12.02am: A/c East.

12.50am: Passed Hospital Ship Oxfordshire*.

11.20am: Jezt Tanb S60E.

2.25pm: Jezt Tanb Island abeam 8.25 miles.

11.53pm: Little Quoin Lt abeam 4 miles.

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


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6 September 1916

At sea.

Lat 25.6, Long 57.2


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7 September 1916

At sea to Muscat.

Lat 23.63, Long 58.57

9.57am: Anchored, Muscat.

Noon: HMS Philomel fired 21 gun salute.

Coaling, received 50 tons.

2.30pm: Starboard watch employed pumping boiler water from lighter.


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8 September 1916

Muscat.

Lat 23.63, Long 58.57

Hands striking topgallant mast.


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9 September 1916

Muscat.

Lat 23.63, Long 58.57

6.0am: Weighed, shifted berth.

Received from HMS Philomel two boxes 4.7”, four boxes of 3 pdr ammunition and nine empty cases.


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10 September 1916

Muscat.

Lat 23.63, Long 58.57

5.08pm: HMS Juno arrived.


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11 September 1916

Muscat and at sea towards Bombay.

Lat 23.4, Long 59.2

6.0am: Weighed and proceeded, S72E all day.


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12 September 1916

At sea.

Lat 22.6, Long 62.1


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13 September 1916

At sea.

Lat 21.6, Long 65.1

In am: Aired and inspected bedding.

In pm: Watch pumping out engine room bilges.


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14 September 1916

At sea.

Lat 20.6, Long 68.2 (estimated, as Lat in log is 20 60N)

12.15pm: Eased Port engine for five minutes.

1.30pm: Starboard engine stopped for 30 minutes.


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15 September 1916

At sea to Bombay.

Lat 19.4, Long 71.3

10.45pm: Anchored, LV S83E 4.5 miles.


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16 September 1916

Bombay.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

5.28am: Proceeded into harbour.

7.20am: Shackled to no. 6 buoy.

9.05am: Hands getting out ammunition into lighter.


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17 September 1916

Bombay.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87


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18 September 1916

Bombay.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

7.30am: Sent all boats to dockyard for repairs.

3.15pm: Slipped and proceeded to East Wall Basin.

5.30pm: Ship’s company left ship for sailor's home.


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19 September 1916

Bombay.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

Now that they are in the hands of the dockyard, there is not much to note in the log. In this edit only out of the ordinary events are recorded here.


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20 September 1916

Bombay.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

4.30pm: OS Leavesley discharged to hospital.


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21 September 1916

Bombay.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

AB Mitchell RNR discharged to hospital.


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22 September 1916

Bombay.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87


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23 September 1916

Bombay.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87


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24 September 1916

Bombay.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

C-of-E church party attended divine service at cathedral.


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25 September 1916

Bombay.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87


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26 September 1916

Bombay.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87


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27 September 1916

Bombay.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87


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28 September 1916

Bombay.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

12.01pm: Ship entered dry dock.


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29 September 1916

Bombay in dry dock.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

AB Miller and Stoker Nixon discharged to hospital.


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30 September 1916

Bombay in dry dock.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

Paid quarterly settlement.


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LOGS FOR OCTOBER 1916

(Bombay dockyard)


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Cover, Adm.53/35994, signed Lt (N) DH Williams, RNR.

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Dated 12th November 1916, signed Lt/Cdr John EP Bickford.

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1 October 1916

Bombay in dry dock.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87


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2 October 1916

Bombay in dry dock.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87


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3 October 1916

Bombay in dry dock.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87


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4 October 1916

Bombay in dry dock.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87


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5 October 1916

Bombay in dry dock.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87


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6 October 1916

Bombay in dry dock.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87


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7 October 1916

Bombay in dry dock.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87


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8 October 1916

Bombay in dry dock.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

9.30am: HMS Vengeance arrived.


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9 October 1916

Bombay in dry dock.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87


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10 October 1916

Bombay in dry dock.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

11.45am: HMS Perth entered dock.

Read warrant for Stoker 1st class WJ Collins, HMS Pyramus.


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11 October 1916

Bombay in dry dock.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87


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12 October 1916

Bombay in dry dock.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87


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13 October 1916

Bombay in dry dock.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87


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14 October 1916

Bombay in dry dock.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87


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15 October 1916

Bombay in dry dock.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87


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16 October 1916

Bombay in dry dock.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

11.15am: Flooded dock and shifted ship into tidal basin.

Secured ship alongside East wall.


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17 October 1916

Bombay dockyard.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87


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18 October 1916

Bombay dockyard.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87


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19 October 1916

Bombay dockyard.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

English mail received onboard.


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20 October 1916

Bombay dockyard.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87


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21 October 1916

Bombay dockyard.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

8.0am: HMS Mozaffer arrived in dockyard.


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22 October 1916

Bombay dockyard.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87


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23 October 1916

Bombay dockyard.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

3.30pm: Shifted ship and secured alongside HMS Pyramus.


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24 October 1916

Bombay dockyard.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

5.15pm: Read warrant no. 4 for stoker WJ Collins, HMS Pyramus.


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25 October 1916

Bombay dockyard.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87


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26 October 1916

Bombay dockyard.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

5.15pm: Mails for HMS Fox received onboard, 10 bags.


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27 October 1916

Bombay dockyard.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

6.0am: Discharged mails to HMS Fox.


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28 October 1916

Bombay dockyard.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87


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29 October 1916

Bombay dockyard.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87


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30 October 1916

Bombay dockyard.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87


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31 October 1916

Bombay dockyard.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

10.30am: Shifted alongside HMS Perth.

Paid monthly money.

1.35pm: HMS Fox entered basin.

Read warrant No 5.


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LOGS FOR NOVEMBER 1916

(Bombay, Karachi and Henjam Island)


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Cover, Adm.53/35995, signed Lt (N) DH Williams, RNR.

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Dated 3rd December 1916, signed Cdr (act) John EP Bickford.

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Barometer, mercurial, Maker P Adie no 694.

23 feet asl, error nil.

Air thermometers, N & Z Nos 2814 and 8652.

Sea thermometer. N & Z A6119.


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1 November 1916

Bombay dockyard.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87


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2 November 1916

Bombay dockyard.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

8.30am: Hands stowing provisions.


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3 November 1916

Bombay dockyard.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

5.0pm: Shifted ship to west wall of basin.


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4 November 1916

Bombay dockyard.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87


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5 November 1916

Bombay dockyard.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87


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6 November 1916

Bombay dockyard.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87


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7 November 1916

Bombay dockyard.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87


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8 November 1916

Bombay dockyard.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

In am: Provisioning ship.

9.50am: HMS Perth left basin.


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9 November 1916

Bombay dockyard.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

11.0am: Carried out basin trials.

Two boilers steaming.


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10 November 1916

Bombay dockyard.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87


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11 November 1916

Bombay dockyard.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

7.45pm: Commenced basin steam trials, Port engine only working.

8.25pm: Starboard engine started.

8.55pm: Finished trials.


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12 November 1916

Bombay dockyard.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87


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13 November 1916

Bombay dockyard.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

8.10am: Hands returned to ship from sailor’s home.

Hands employed preparing ship for sea.

12.40pm: Proceeded to sea for steam trial.

4.0pm: Trial complete, secured to No 6 buoy.


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14 November 1916

Bombay.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

7.40am: Ammunition arrived alongside. Ammunitioning ship.

4.40pm: Hands employed clearing lighter of fruit.


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15 November 1916

Bombay.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

Coaling from lighters, 120 tons.

12.45pm: Discharged Tindal Smai Ahmed to RN Depot.

Received 10 casks of cement for political agent, Bahrein.


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16 November 1916

Bombay and at sea towards Karachi.

Lat 19.9, Long 72.6

5.30am: English mail steamer arrived and anchored. Received mail.

9.0am: Slipped and proceeded, courses NW’ly.


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17 November 1916

At sea.

Lat 21.1, Long 69.8

4.35pm: Hauled in patent log and swung ship for compass adjustments.

6.05pm: Proceeded, N43W.

11.37pm: Divarka Lt abeam.


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18 November 1916

At sea to Karachi.

Lat 23.4, Long 67.6

10.10pm: Pilot came onboard, reduced speed for entering harbour.

11.0pm: Secured to No 2 buoy.


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19 November 1916

Karachi.

Lat 24.8, Long 67.0

9.0am: Royal Indian Marine port officer boarded.

Landed 3 bags of mail


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20 November 1916

Karachi.

Lat 24.8, Long 67.0

7.30am: Discharged L Skinner, Boy first class, to station hospital.


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21 November 1916

Karachi and at sea towards Henjam Island.

Lat 24.8, Long 67.0

11.55am: Steam launch Dunnedaw brought alongside with native crew. Hands secured launch for towing.

2.40pm: Slipped and proceeded, course S88W.

7.14pm: Ras Muari Light abeam 3 miles.


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22 November 1916

At sea.

Lat 24.8, Long 65.0


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23 November 1916

At sea to Pasni.

Lat 24.8, Long 63.0

5.55am: Tow parted. Stopped both, lowered sea boat, took in hawser.

8.20am: Resumed tow.

5.20pm: Anchored, secured launch.


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24 November 1916

Pasni.

Lat 25.0, Long 63.0


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25 November 1916

Pasni and at sea towards Henjam.

Lat 25.0, Long 62.6

7.45am: Weighed and proceeded.

5.35pm: Anchored, Ras Nuh bg N60E 4 miles.

Hands employed pumping out steam launch Dunnedaw.


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26 November 1916

Ras Nul, Guadar.

Lat 25.0, Long 62.3

6.20am: Weighed and proceeded, into Guadar Bay. (Gwadar)

10.08am: Anchored. Hands pumping out launch.

In pm: Hands fitting towing gear to launch and pumping out.


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27 November 1916

Guadar Bay and at sea.

Lat 25.0, Long 61.7 (51 44E in log)

Various speed alterations throughout the day for towing purposes.


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28 November 1916

At sea.

Lat 25.2, Long 59.5


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29 November 1916

At sea.

Lat 26.2, Long 56.8


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30 November 1916

At sea to Henjam Island.

Lat 26.65, Long 55.85

7.15am: Anchored.

Discharged provisions, stores and ammunition to HMS Philomel. Three ABs joined from same.

Discharged fruit and one harmonium to Britomart.

Coaling, received 105 tons.

10.10pm: Philomel left.


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LOGS FOR DECEMBER 1916

(Henjam, Jashk, Chahbar, Muscat, Bushire, Mohammerah and Bushire)


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Dated 4th January 1917, signed Cdr (act) John EP Bickford.

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Barometer, mercurial, Maker P Adie no 694.

23 feet asl, error nil.

Air thermometers, N & Z Nos 2814 and 8652.

Sea thermometer. N & Z A6109.


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1 December 1916

Henjam Island.

Lat 26.65, Long 55.85

4.0am: Raised steam in steam cutter.

In am: Hands cleaning ship.

4.0pm: Evening quarters, made monthly payment.

5.30pm: HMS Britomart left.

7.0pm: Banked fires in steam cutter for steam at half hour’s notice.

9.0pm: Rounds and signal books correct.


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2 December 1916

Henjam Island.

Lat 26.65, Long 55.85

In am: Swayed up topgallant mast.

1.15pm: Hands transporting moorings into Dunnedaw.

3.15pm: Working party left ship in Dunnedaw to lay moorings. (Often spelt Dunneedaw in the log, possibly correctly. Either spelling is possible, it is a place near Rangoon.)


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3 December 1916

Henjam Island.

Lat 26.65, Long 55.85

In pm: Landed football party.


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4 December 1916

Henjam Island.

Lat 26.65, Long 55.85

In am: Provisions and water sent to Dunnedaw.

In pm: Landed football party.


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5 December 1916

Henjam Island.

Lat 26.65, Long 55.85

Landed football party


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6 December 1916

Henjam and at sea towards Jashk.

Lat 26.65, Long 55.85

1.0pm: Four bags of mails left ship in Dunnedaw for SS Chakla. Received three bags of mails from same.

Sent one bag of mails to SS Dwarka. Received eight bags of mails from same.

6.0pm: Weighed and proceeded, course SE’ly.


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7 December 1916

At sea to Jashk and at sea.

Lat 25.6, Long 57.8

8.55am: Anchored, Jashk.

5.16pm: Weighed and proceeded, S72E.


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8 December 1916

At sea to Chahbar.

Lat 25.3, Long 60.6

12.45pm: Anchored.

Dispatched one anchor spur and three empty oil casks to Bombay dockyard, per HMFM Rosaleen*.

1.45pm: One Tindal and nine Seedies joined ship.

6.30pm: Weighed and proceeded, S46W.

*(Rosaleen, A steel screwed schooner. Built in Dublin 1908; GRT 409 tons. Hired as a fleet messenger.)


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9 December 1916

At sea to Muscat.

Lat 23.63, Long 58.57

11.22am: Anchored.

L Skinner, Boy 1st class joined ship.


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10 December 1916

Muscat.

Lat 23.63, Long 58.57

10.0am: HMS Britomart left.


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11 December 1916

Muscat.

Lat 23.63, Long 58.57

Coaling from lighters, 65 tons.


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12 December 1916

Muscat.

Lat 23.63, Long 58.57

8.05am: Mail steamer arrived, Officer of Guard boarded.

1.05pm: British Consul visited.


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13 December 1916

Muscat.

Lat 23.63, Long 58.57

9.0am: Hands getting moorings onboard, two anchors, cables and buoys.


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14 December 1916

Muscat.

Lat 23.63, Long 58.57

7.05am: Mail steamer arrived, Officer of Guard boarded.

In pm: Landed football party.


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15 December 1916

Muscat.

Lat 23.63, Long 58.57


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16 December 1916

Muscat.

Lat 23.63, Long 58.57


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17 December 1916

Muscat.

Lat 23.63, Long 58.57

7.20am: SS Ledbury (London) arrived. OOG boarded, orders given to proceed to Bushire.

11.05am: SS Okara arrived, OOG boarded.


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18 December 1916

Muscat.

Lat 23.63, Long 58.57

12.20pm: HMS Mozaffer arrived with lighter in tow.

4.30pm: AB FE Evans discharged to hospital.

6.0pm: PO Telegraphist Valentine joined ship.

6.20pm: Received 13 cases of wardroom stores from HMS Juno.


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19 December 1916

Muscat and at sea.

Lat 23.63, Long 58.57

7.55am: Lighter taken in tow from HMS Mozaffer.

10.0am: Received four cases for Treasury officer, Bushire.

10.15am: Weighed and proceeded, N35W.


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20 December 1916

At sea.

Lat 25.7, Long 57.1

7.55pm: Quoin I. Lt N49W, 3.5 miles.


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21 December 1916

At sea to Hengam and at sea.

Lat 26.5, Long 55.6

6.57am: Anchored, Hengam. One AB joined for passage to HMS Juno.

8.10am: Received five cases of fruit and 10 bags of mails.

8.55am: Weighed and proceeded.

3.30pm: Jezt Tanb abeam.

4.0pm: Quarters, read warrant No 6.


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22 December 1916

At sea.

Lat 26.9, Long 52.8

Heavy westerly swells all day.


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23 December 1916

At sea to Bushire.

Lat 28.8, Long 50.8

1.50pm: Anchored near Juno.

2.05pm: Received 66 ½ cases of specie. Discharged two ratings (one PO Tel, one AB, vide log of Juno) and 17 cases of stores to Juno.

4.02pm: Anchored, inner anchorage.

Coaling from dhow, received 20 tons.

6.35pm: Weighed and proceeded, N69W.


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24 December 1916

At sea to Mohammerah.

Lat 29.9, Long 48.6

10.50am: Shatt-al-arab LV abeam.

6.10pm: Anchored.


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25 December 1916

Mohammerah.

Lat 30.43, Long 48.16

6.21am: Weighed and proceeded to new anchorage.

7.48am: Anchored.

Hands getting hawsers into tug and securing tug alongside.

1.0pm: Discharged specie to bank.

2.10pm: Discharged Mr Isacs, Gunner RN, to hospital.

2.15pm: Cast off tow.(Possibly should read tug)


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26 December 1916

Mohammerah.

Lat 30.43, Long 48.16


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27 December 1916

Mohammerah and at sea towards Bushire.

Lat 30.1, Long 48.4 (approximate noon position).

9.05am: Weighed and proceeded down river.

4.0pm: Passed outer buoy.

4.45pm: Shatt-al-arab LV abeam.


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28 December 1916

At sea to Bushire.

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8

6.55am: Anchored, Bushire.

Coaling, 105 tons.

12.25pm: BI steamer arrived, Officer of Guard boarded.

Received English mail and four boxes of fruit.


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29 December 1916

Bushire.

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8

3.20pm: Two ratings joined from HMS Juno.


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30 December 1916

Bushire.

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8

11.0am: Shifted to outer anchorage near HMS Juno.

12.45pm: Shifted to anchorage at Rishahr. Landed libertymen.

6.20pm: Shifted to anchorage near Juno. Discharged Ldg Sig. Chalk and AB BR Matthews to Juno.


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31 December 1916

Bushire.

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8

Received six packages from HMS Juno.

10.34am: Anchored in inner harbour.


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THE VOYAGES OF HMS BRAMBLE 1917

JP map Bramble 1917

LOGS FOR JANUARY 1917

(Bushire, Henjam and Bushire)


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Cover, Adm.53/35997, signed Lt (N) DH Williams, RNR.

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Dated 3rd February 1917, signed Cdr (act) John EP Bickford.

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Barometer, mercurial, Maker P Adie no 694.

23 feet asl, error nil.

Air thermometers, N & Z Nos 2814 and 8652.

Sea thermometer. N & Z A6109.


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1 January 1917

Bushire.

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8

6.15am: Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.10am: Division and prayers.

9.20am: Hands to physical drill.

Hands employed fitting anchor buoys, slings for accomodation ladder and as requisite.

11.30am: Paid quarterly settlement.

1.30am: Hands employed as requisite.

3.30pm: Shortened in cable.

3.45pm: Proceeded.

4.0pm: Passed inner buoy, evening quarters.

Hands to physical drill.

4.30pm: Anchored off HMS Juno.

5.30pm: Received one 5 cwt sinker and mark buoy from Juno.

9.0pm: Rounds correct.


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2 January 1917

Bushire and at sea towards Henjam Island.

Lat 28.6, Long 50.9

9.10am: Weighed and proceeded, S22E.


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3 January 1917

At sea.

Lat 26.5, Long 53.6

2.0am: Sighted SS’ Warturm and Barpeta*.

7.55pm: Jezt Tanb island S80E.

10.0pm: Sighted SS Subadar steaming West, towing two vessels.

11.35pm: Jezt Tanb Lt abeam 5.25 miles.

* (Barpeta, B.I.S.N. Co, 1914, 3,283 tons, scrapped 1950)


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4 January 1917

At sea to Henjam Island and at sea.

Lat 26.65, Long 55.85

4.40am: Anchored, Henjam.

7.0am: Received English mail.

9.30am: Steam launch Dunnedaw alongside for water.

Coaling, 20 tons.

4.10pm: Landed four bags of mail.

6.12pm: Weighed and proceeded.

10.30pm: Jezt Tanb Light abeam 3.75 miles.


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5 January 1917

At sea to Chiru, Hindarabi and Maqam.

Lat 26.7, Long 53.7

3.30am: Farur Island abeam 3 miles.

8.45am: Anchored off Chiru (Ras-e Chiru).

1.27pm: Weighed and proceeded.

2.16pm: Anchored, Hindarabi.

3.23pm: Weighed and proceeded.

6.31pm: Anchored off Maqam.


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6 January 1917

Maqam and at sea.

Lat 26.96, Long 53.47

Noon: Weighed and proceeded.

Stopped at rendezvous, Lat 26 52N, Long 55 06E.

4.0pm: Anchored off Sheikh Shuaib (Sheihla Shuab in log)Island, S34E 1.25 miles.

5.30pm: Weighed and proceeded to close HMS Juno. Received stores and mails. Three stoker ratings joined ship.

Discharged Mr Johnson, Gunner RN, to Juno.


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7 January 1917

At sea to Bushire.

Lat 27.9, Long 51.1

9.53pm: Anchored, Bushire.


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8 January 1917

Bushire.

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8


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9 January 1917

Bushire.

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8

Supplied water to launch Edward Ross.


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10 January 1917

Bushire.

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8

9.50am: Working party left ship to clean guns ashore.

Steam cutter employed towing dhows.


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11 January 1917

Bushire.

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8

Edward Ross alongside for water and employed with the steam cutter in towing dhows.


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12 January 1917

Bushire.

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8

11.0am: Mail steamer in.

One signal rating joined.

Coaling, 78 tons.


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13 January 1917

Bushire.

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8

Discharged one signal rating and two stokers to SS Urlana.

10.30am: Urlana sailed.


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14 January 1917

Bushire.

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8

Hands mustered by the ledger.


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15 January 1917

Bushire.

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8

In am and pm: Edward Ross towed target for gun crews to practise with 1” electric aiming.

10.25pm: Edward Ross left with OOG and RNR officer for passage to HMS Juno.

11.30pm: SS Dwarka* arrived.

*( Dwarka, the first of three B.I.S.N. Co ships of this name, 1894, 1.650 tons, scrapped in 1920)


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16 January 1917

Bushire.

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8

1.40am: Mr Isacs, Gunner RN, joined ship.

8.0am: SS Dwarka sailed.


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17 January 1917

Bushire.

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8

10.20am: SS Chakla arrived, OOG boarded.


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18 January 1917

Bushire.

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8

12.40pm: SS Chakla sailed.

2.15pm: SS Dumra arrived, OOG boarded.

8.50pm: Dumra sailed.


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19 January 1917

Bushire.

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8

2.0pm: SS Muttra* arrived. (Mutter in log)

8.30am: Navigational officer left ship for surveying.

*(Muttra, B.I.S.N. Co, 1891, ex Minna Craig, 4,644 tons, sold in 1921)

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20 January 1917

Bushire.

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8

6.40am: SS Barala arrived.

1.15pm: Barala sailed (for Dastak).

2.10pm: SS Muttra sailed.


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21 January 1917

Bushire.

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8

8.40am: SS Egra arrived.

5.40pm: Steam cutter left ship to tow off Edward Ross.

11.20pm: Egra sailed.


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22 January 1917

Bushire.

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8

9.12am: Weighed and proceeded to outer anchorage.

Received one stoker rating from Edward Ross, sick, one stoker rating lent to same.

8.05am: SS Dumra arrived.


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23 January 1917

Bushire.

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8

7.40am: SS Dumra sailed.

8.20am: Discharged one stoker rating to hospital.


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24 January 1917

Bushire.

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8

8.20am: SS Palamcotta arrived.

10.30am: Collier SS Scottier (Scottia in log) arrived off Rishahr.


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25 January 1917

Bushire.

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8

7.0am: Shifted anchorage.

10.55am: Shifted anchorage.

Noon: SS Begum arrived.

7.0pm: SS Begum sailed.


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26 January 1917

Bushire.

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8

7.20am: SS Dwarka arrived.

8.20am: SS Chanda arrived.

10.45am: Shifted to outer anchorage.


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27 January 1917

Bushire.

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8

8.15pm: SS Pallamcotta sailed.


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28 January 1917

Bushire.

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8

9.0am: Weighed and proceeded.

1.43pm: Anchored Mir Mahomed (Kharag Island).

3.20pm: Weighed and proceeded.

6.30pm: Anchored, Bushire.


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29 January 1917

Bushire.

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8

Discharged eight cases of stores to Edward Ross for HMS Juno.


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30 January 1917

Bushire.

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8

12.20am: SS Dwarka arrived.

5.0am: SS Umballa arrived.

8.20am: Dwarka sailed.

7.30pm: SS Chanda sailed.


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31 January 1917

Bushire.

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8


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LOGS FOR FEBRUARY 1917

(Bushire, Kuweit, Kharag Island, Bushire and patrolling South of Henjam Island.)


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Cover, Adm.53/35998, signed Lt (N) DH Williams, RNR and Cdr John EP Bickford.

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Barometer, mercurial, Maker P Adie no 694.

23 feet asl, error nil.

Air thermometers, N & Z Nos 2814 and 8652.

Sea thermometer. N & Z A6109.


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1 February 1917

Bushire.

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8

6.0am: Hands clean ship.

9.10am: Divisions, prayers. Hands to physical drill.

OS and boys to signal instruction.

Paid monthly money.

In pm: Hands to make and mend.

4.0pm: Evening quarters.

5.05pm: SS Dumra arrived.

9.0pm: Rounds correct.

9.50pm: SS Dumra sailed.


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2 February 1917

Bushire.

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8

12.30am: HS Vasova* arrived outer anchorage.

6.0am: Edward Ross left ship with cutter in tow for transferring sick to hospital ship.

10.20am: Vasova sailed.

5.0pm: SS Unkai Maru sailed.

*(This may be the B.I.S.N Co vessel Varsova, 1914, 4,691 tons, scrapped 1949, but I can’t find a record of her as a hospital ship, Ed.)


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3 February 1917

Bushire.

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8

2.45am: SS Elephanta arrived.

6.15pm: Elephanta sailed.


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4 February 1917

Bushire.

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8

3.20am: SS Lawoe arrived.

7.30am: RIMS Nearchus* arrived.

5.40pm: Nearchus sailed.

*( Nearchus, the tender for the lights in the Persian Gulf, 1914, 491 grt.)


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5 February 1917

Bushire and at sea towards Kuweit.

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8

Coaling, 50 tons.

11.12am: Weighed and proceeded, courses Westerly.


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6 February 1917

At sea to Kuweit.

Lat 29.4, Long 48.0

5.38am: Anchored, Kuweit.


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7 February 1917

Kuweit.

Lat 29.4, Long 48.0

10.15am: Saluted Sheikh, 12 guns.


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8 February 1917

Kuweit.

Lat 29.4, Long 48.0

10.35am: Political Agent visited.

2.05pm: Sheikh and Political Agent visited.

3.30pm: Sheikh left ship. Saluted with 12 guns.


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9 February 1917

Kuweit and at sea towards Kharag Island.

Lat 29.4, Long 48.0

11.40am: Weighed and proceeded.

11.0pm: Sighted Kharag Island N80E.


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10 February 1917

At sea to Kharag Island (now Kharg Island).

Lat 29.2, Long 50.3

1.45am: Anchored.

8.30am: SS Oporto arrived.

1.14pm: Shifted anchorage.


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11 February 1917

Kharag Island.

Lat 29.2, Long 50.3

1.15am: Azerbaijan arrived.

2.45am: Shifted berth.


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12 February 1917

Kharag Island to Bushire.

Lat 29.2, Long 50.4 (estimate)

10.55am: Weighed and proceeded.

Received from Edward Ross mails, one case for HMS Lawrence and one case for HMS Juno.

3.20pm: Anchored, Bushire.

11.40pm: SS Dwarka arrived.


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13 February 1917

Bushire.

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8

8.0am: SS Dwarka sailed.

Coaling, received 98 tons.

12.55pm: Discharged one Seedie to shore.


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14 February 1917

Bushire to Kharag Island.

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8

9.10am: HMS Lawrence arrived.

One First Writer joined ship from same.

1.30pm: Weighed and proceeded.

5.35pm: Anchored off Kharag Island.


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15 February 1917

Kharag Island.

Lat 29.2, Long 50.3

8.15am: Landed armed party.

11.15am: Landing party returned.


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16 February 1917

Kharag Island to Bushire.

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8

7.0am: Launch Azerbaijan left for Bushire.

9.0am: Weighed and proceeded.

1.14pm: Anchored, Bushire.


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17 February 1917

Bushire.

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8

6.50pm: Armed guard sent to SS Moora.

9.45pm: One prisoner and one wounded man received onboard from Moora.


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18 February 1917

Bushire.

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8

7.25am: RIMS Nearchus arrived.

10.15am: Prisoners from SS Moora sent onshore under escort.

11.40am: Moora sailed.

5.25pm: Nearchus sailed.


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19 February 1917

Bushire.

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8


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20 February 1917

Bushire.

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8

4.25am: SS Chakla arrived.

Discharged Mr Monckom, Warrant Writer, to mail steamer.

7.15am: SS Barala arrived.

8.30am: Chakla sailed,

Noon: Barala sailed.


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21 February 1917

Bushire.

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8


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22 February 1917

Bushire and at sea towards Muscat.

Lat 28.8, Long 50.8

10.18am: Weighed and proceeded.

1.58pm: Closed and boarded mail steamer SS Dumra.

2.13pm. Proceeded.

4.0pm: Cleared ship for action.


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23 February 1917

At sea.

Lat 26.4, Long 54.0

8.10am: Passed HMT Hartington steering N50W and towing a launch.

Passed SS Bamora (?)*

Passed HS Varela

1.0pm: Passed SS Sofara (?) (possibly Sofala**)

5.55pm: Jezt Tanb Light S76E 18 miles.

7.35pm: Jezt Tanb Light abeam 7.5 miles.

9.45pm: Sighted SS Banba, Bandar Abbas to Basra.

10.30pm: Passed HS Niwaru (later renamed Port Lyttleton and used as a troopship).

*(Bamora. If the name is correct,the writing is not very clear, it is the first of two B.I.S.N. Co ships of this name, 1914, 3,285 tons, scrapped in 1950)

**(Sofala, the first of two B.I.S.N. Co ships of this name, 1902, 5.381 tons, sold in 1923, renamed Ryuoh Maru)


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24 February 1917

Patrolling.

Lat 26.0, Long 56.8

2.40am: Quoin Island Lt abeam 1.25 miles.

6.15am: Closed HMS Juno, Captain repaired onboard.

7.15am: Proceeded West.

7.40am: Passed oiler Hyrcania steering North.

9.0am: Passed paddle steamer P. 60.

6.0pm: Closed SS Scotia, Karachi to Basra.

6.35pm: Passed SS Maryland, bound for Basra.


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25 February 1917

Patrolling.

Lat 26.0, Long 56.8

12.20am: Signalled steamer Korunna.

5.10pm: Passed SS Reliance, Cardiff to Bushire.

5.30pm: Passed HS Varsova.

11.30pm: Sighted HMS Juno.


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26 February 1917

Patrolling.

Lat 26.0, Long 56.8

Noon: Closed HMS Juno.

6.0pm: Closed Juno and received six bags of mails for transfer to mail steamer.

9.0pm: Passed SS Pundua, Bandar Abbas to Muscat.


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27 February 1917

Patrol to Henjam.

Lat 26.65, Long 55.85

6.0am: Anchored, Henjam Island.

Coaling, received 108 tons.

11.20am: Received public money onboard.

3.55pm: Landed football party and liberty men.

7.30pm: Football party and liberty men returned onboard. Three absentees.

8.50pm: Three absentees returned onboard. Stokers Orrick and Gee placed under arrest for being drunk.


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28 February 1917

Henjam and on Patrol.

Lat 26.65, Long 55.85

Discharged seven bags of mails to mail steamer.

Paid monthly money.

Received two W/T ratings for Juno from SS Dumra.

1.27pm: Weighed and proceeded.

4.0pm: Read warrant No 7.

7.0pm: Passed SS Urlana.

9.0pm: Passed SS Blue, Bombay to Basra.

11.0pm: Passed HMT Barpeta, Bombay to Bandar Abbas and Basra.


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LOGS FOR MARCH 1917

(Patrolling Straits of Hormuz, Henjam and Muscat)


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Cover, Adm.53/35999, signed Lt (N) DH Williams, RNR and Cdr John EP Bickford.

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Barometer, mercurial, Maker P Adie no 694.

23 feet asl, error nil.

Air thermometers, N & Z Nos 2814 and 8652.

Thermometer for sea temperature, Negretti & Zambra from 1st March to 21st March No. A 2813 No A/M2818 from 21st March on


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1 March 1917

Patrolling.

Lat 25.7, Long 57.2

12.01am: A/c to avoid HMS Juno.

2.45am: Passed mail steamer Dwarka.

6.05am: Passed SS August, Malta to Abadan.

8.05am: Passed HS Erinpura, Basra to Karachi.

9.30am: Stopped off HMS Juno. 4” Guns crews at loading drill.

10.30am: Proceeded S53E.

11.45am: HMT Elephanta, Bombay to Basra.

2.40pm: Closed HMS Mozaffer. Received stores and mails from same.

4.45pm: Passed SS Khosrow.

5.0pm: Passed SS Nichiren.

5.25pm: Passed SS Denbigh Hall.

5.40pm: Passed SS Damibian, Port Said to Shatt-al-Arab.

6.0pm: Passed SS Franz Ferdinand, Karachi to Basra,


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2 March 1917

Patrolling.

Lat 26.0, Long 56.9

2.0am: Passed SS Muttra for Karachi.

9.10am: Passed SS Umballa for Karachi.

3.0pm: Passed HS Madras, Bombay to Basra.

7.35pm: Communicated with SS Kara Dinig, Karachi to Basra.


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3 March 1917

Patrolling.

Lat 26.0, Long 56.8

2.30am: Passed SS Pasha, Basra to Karachi.

6.0am: Stopped to board SS Carpathian, Suez to Abadan.

9.26am: Closed SS’ Lady McCallum (McCullum in log), Bombay to Basra and Subadar, Karachi to Bandar Abbas and Basra.

3.30pm: Boarded SS’ Burmah and Orissa.

4.35pm: Passed SS Curlew of Calcutta.

5.47pm: Stopped to board SS Baroda.

Passed SS Lawoe.

9.30pm: Stopped and boarded SS Zira


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4 March 1917

Patrolling.

Lat 25.6, Long 57.3

12.35am: A/c to avoid paddler Punjaub.

2.0am: Passed SS Ivy, Basra to Aden.

6.40am: Passed HS Ellora bound for Karachi.

11.45am: Passed SS Maryland from Basra to Suez.

3.50pm: Closed HMS Juno.

4.55pm: Communicated with SS Begum.

9.34pm: Boarded HS Nevasa, Bombay to Basra.


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5 March 1917

Patrolling.

Lat 26.0, Long 57.0

1.30am: Passed SS Sofala.

4.0am: Passed SS Bamora for Bombay.

9.38am: Closed SS Toulla, Bombay to Basra.

3.30pm: Passed SS’ Ellenga and Rajput, Basra to Bombay.

Closed HMS Juno.


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6 March 1917

On patrol to Henjam.

Lat 26.6, Long 56.0

1.37pm: Anchored Henjam.

Coaling, received 59 tons.


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7 March 1917

Henjam.

Lat 26.65, Long 55.85

7.0am: HMS Mozaffer arrived.

7.45am: RIMS Investigator* arrived.

8.25am: Received four bags mails from Azerbaijan.

Received mails from Mozaffer.

Discharged one case of medical stores to shore.

12.40pm: SS Dwarka arrived.

Discharged 12 bags mails to mail steamer.

1.25pm: SS Dwarka sailed.

Received two bags mails for Commodore.

* (The third of four Indian survey ships of this name, built in 1906).


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8 March 1917

Henjam.

Lat 26.65, Long 55.85

7.0am: Mail steamer arrived.

Received English mail.

8.18am: Mail steamer sailed.

8.50am: Weighed and proceeded with lighter in tow.

1.40pm: Returned to harbour and anchored.

2.15pm: One ERA joined ship for passage to HMS Juno.

Coaling, received 20 tons.

7.30pm: Weighed and proceeded, course S70E.


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9 March 1917

Henjam to Rendezvous.

Lat 26.0, Long 57.0

4.03am: Sent sea boat to HMS Juno with ERA.

1.0pm: Closed Juno and paddler P61.

11.35pm: Challenged by Juno.


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10 March 1917

Patrolling.

Lat 26.0, Long 56.8

6.0am: SS Jeddah boarded by HMS Juno.

10.05am: Juno left for Henjam.

11.40am: Closed HMS Britomart. Five Ord. Seamen and six Stokers 2nd class joined ship.

4.0pm: Passed SS Shah Jehan*.

10.40pm: Boarded SS Mitra, oiler for Abadan.

*(Shah Jehan, the second of four Asiatic SN Co. ships of this name, 1905, 2,261 tons, scrapped 1934.)


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11 March 1917

Patrolling.

Lat 26.0, Long 57.0

1.20am: Boarded SS Kaparthala (probably Kapurthala), Bombay to Basra towing two lighters.

2.50am: Passed SS Nile, Basra to Bombay.

5.35am: Challenged HMS Britomart.

7.15am: Boarded SS Hindoo, Basra to Bombay.

12.15pm: Passed SS Bemi.

4.30pm: Passed HS Madras, Basra to Karachi.

10.0pm: Challenged Britomart.

11.45pm: Passed SS Chenab, Bombay to Basra.


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12 March 1917

Patrolling.

Lat 26.1, Long 56.9

1.0am: Passed HS SYRIA, Bombay to Basra.

1.40am: Boarded SS Shustar*, Basra to Bombay.

11.30pm: Challenged HMS Britomart.

7.50am: Passed SS Kohinur

9.0am: Passed SS Sir Harvey Adamson, Bombay to Basra.

10.30am: Passed SS Umballa, Karachi to Basra.

11.0am: Boarded SS Itaura, Basra to Karachi.

6.30pm: HS Varsova passed, Bombay to Basra.

7.30pm: Passed SS Baroda, Bandar Abbas to Karachi.

*(Shustar, Persian Gulf SN Co., 2,664 tons, formerly Sunstream, scrapped 1928)


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13 March 1917

Patrolling.

Lat 26.0, Long 57.0

3.45am: Passed SS Barpeta, Basra to Karachi.

8.40am: Closed HS Vita.

9.30am: Closed SS Korunna, Basra to Bombay.

1.45pm: Boarded SS Trocas, Suez to Abadan.

6.35pm: Passed PSS Kara Dinig, Basra to Bombay.

9.40pm: Passed HMS Juno and SS’ Khosrou and Ekma.


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14 March 1917

Patrolling.

Lat 26.0, Long 57.0

4.0am: Passed and boarded SS Torilla*, Basra to Bombay.

4.45am: Passed SS Moora, Karachi to Basra.

10.30am: Boarded SS Charles Tellier with frozen meat, Port Said to Basra.

3.0pm: SS Dumra passed.

3.30pm: Communicated with SS Varzin, Basra to Bombay.

5.40pm: Passed HS Varela, Bombay to Basra.

*(Torilla, B.I.S.N. Co., 1911, 6,679 tons.)


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15 March 1917

Patrol to Henjam.

Lat 26.4, Long 56.6

2.45am: Passed SS Dwarka, Muscat to Henjam.

7.50am: Passed SS Kingsgate, bound for Karachi.

1.0pm: Sighted HMS Lawrence.

6.15pm: Anchored.


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16 March 1917

Henjam.

Lat 26.65, Long 55.85

Coaling, received 70 tons.


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17 March 1917

Henjam.

Lat 26.65, Long 55.85

6.45pm: SS Muttra anchored.

Discharged six bags of mails onshore to await mail steamer.


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18 March 1917

Henjam and on patrol.

Lat 26.4, Long 57.0

6.35am: Weighed and proceeded.

5.20pm: HS Ellora passed, Bombay to Basra.


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19 March 1917

Patrolling.

Lat 26.0, Long 57.0

2.20am: Passed SS Ozarda*, Karachi to Basra via Chahbar.

2.45am: Passed RIMS Kaveri, Basra to Karachi.

8.15am: Passed HMS Pyramus with convoy of nine transports.

9.0am: Passed collier No 608, Muscat to Henjam.

9.50am: Passed Japanese Nichiren, Bombay to Bandar Abbas.

12.45pm: Passed SS Subadar, Basra to Karachi.

2.20pm: Passed SS Karpurthala**, Basra to Bombay.

6.35pm: Passed SS British Emperor, Abadan to Karachi.

*(Ozarda, the first of two B.I.S.N Co. ships of that name, 1913, 4,791 tons, scrapped 1933)

**(Karpurthala, B.I.S.N Co., 1887, 1,122 tons, scrapped in 1923.)


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20 March 1917

Patrolling.

Lat 25.9, Long 57.0

2.15am: Passed SS Silver Sand, Basra to Karachi.

8.0am: Passed SS Shah Jehan, Karachi to Basra.

9.45am: Passed SS Varsova, Basra to Karachi.

2.20pm: Passed SS Warturm, Bombay to Basra.

3.45pm: Passed SS Nevasa, Bombay to Basra.

6.30pm: Passed SS Okara, Karachi to Basra.

8.30pm: Passed HMFM Rosaleen, from Basra.


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21 March 1917

Patrolling.

Lat 26.0, Long 56.8

6.35pm: Passed SS Dwarka, Henjam to Muscat.

10.45pm: SS Dumra, Muscat to Henjam.


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22 March 1917

Patrolling.

Lat 26.0, Long 56.9

8.0am: HMS Britomart closed. Sent mail and cordite for passage.

11.25am: Britomart proceeded West.

1.15pm: Passed SS Baroda, Jashk to Bandar Abbas.

11.20pm: Passed HMS Pyramus with convoy, SS’ Bankura, Akbar* and Jeddah.

*(Akbar, the first of two Bombay & Persia SN Co. ships of this name, 1898, ex Moravian, 4,573 tons, scrapped 1923.)


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23 March 1917

Patrolling.

Lat 26.0, Long 57.0

3.45am: Passed SS Melunia, Abadan to Aden for orders.

11.50am: Passed HS Erinpura, Basra to Karachi and SS Sir Harvey Adamson, Bushire to Bombay.

3.45pm: Stopped off HMS Lawrence for stores.


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24 March 1917

Patrolling.

Lat 25.9, Long 56.6

2.53am: Boarded SS Katoa, Calcutta to Basra with two lighters.

3.30am: Challenged by HMS Lawrence.


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25 March 1917

Patrolling.

Lat 26.0, Long 56.7

3.20pm: HS Sicilia passed, Bombay to Basra.


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26 March 1917

Patrolling.

Lat 26.0, Long 56.7


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27 March 1917

Patrolling.

Lat 26.0, Long 57.0

6.05am: Stopped and sent mails to HMS Lawrence.

3.0pm: Sighted HMS Britomart.

4.25pm: HMS Juno and convoy of nine ships passed. Received five cases of fruit for Bramble, ditto for Britomart.

5.15pm: Passed SS Kanko (Japan), Basra to Bombay.

6.55pm: Juno sailed for Henjam.

11.30pm: Passed SS Umballa, Basra to Bombay.


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28 March 1917

Patrolling.

Lat 26.0, Long 57.0 (Log entry, Lat 28 59N, presumably clerical error)

6.30am: Passed HS Ellora.

9.50am: Communicated with HMS Britomart.

2.20pm: SS Dumra passed.

10.30pm: HS Takada passed, Bombay to Basra.

11.45pm: Passed SS Sofala, Basra to Bombay.

11.59pm: SS Dwarka passed.


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29 March 1917

Patrolling.

Lat 26.0, Long 57.0

1.10am: PSS Moora passed, Basra to Bombay.

1.45am: SS Ismailia* passed South, Basra to Chahbar.

3.30am: Passed SS Pundua, Bushire to Bombay.

10.10am: Passed oiler British Sun, Port Said to Abadan.

7.30pm: Passed SS Pentakota**, Basra to Karachi.

8.30pm: Passed HMS Juno and convoy.

8.40pm: Passed SS British Emperor, Karachi to Abadan.

10.15pm: Set course S37E, convoying SS Matra to Muscat.

*(Ismailia, the first of two British India SN Co. ships of this name, 1900, 5,265 tons, sold 1922, renamed Tomi Maru.)

**(Pentakota, the first of two British India SN Co ships of this name, 1890, 3,418 tons, scrapped 1921)


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30 March 1917

At sea to Muscat.

Lat 24.4, Long 58.0

8.30am: Engineer reported six tons of coal remaining.

9.40pm: Anchored, Muscat.


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31 March 1917

Muscat.

Lat 23.63, Long 58.57

Coaling, 143 tons.

Received public money onboard.


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LOGS FOR APRIL 1917

(Muscat, Jashk Bay, Henjam and patrolling)


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Cover, Adm.53/36000, signed Lt (N) DH Williams, RNR and Cdr John EP Bickford.

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Barometer, mercurial, Maker P Adie no 694.

23 feet asl, error nil.

Air thermometers, N & Z Nos 2814 and 8652.

Thermometer for sea temperature, Negretti & Zambra No A/M2818.


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1 April 1917

Muscat.

Lat 23.63, Long 58.57

6.15am: Cleaning ship.

9.30am: Divisions, prayers.

1.30pm: Leave to Starboard watch until 6.30pm.

4.0pm: Evening quarters.

5.30pm: Hands to bathe.

6.30pm: Libertymen returned.

9.0pm: Rounds correct.


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2 April 1917

Muscat and at sea towards Jashk.

Lat 23.63, Long 58.57

Received five cases, one bag and 26 bags of mails for Jashk.

1.30pm: Leave to Port watch until 5.30pm.

3.15pm: Interpreter and one baker discharged to shore

5.10pm: Discharged mails, three cases of wine and one drum of oil for HMS Mozaffer.

8.0pm: Weighed and proceeded.


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3 April 1917

Jashk Bay.

Lat 25.6, Long 57.8

Noon: Anchored, Jashk Bay.

Landed mails, received mails and one case.

1.35pm: Weighed and proceeded.

5.30pm: HS Varella passed North, Bombay to Basra.

7.53pm: Passed SS Domingo de Larrinaga (Louinager in the log), Henjam to Karachi.

8.0pm: Transferred Jashk mails to HMS Britomart.

8.18pm: Passed SS Torilla, Basra to Bombay.

9.30pm: Ord. Seaman Clegg jumped overboard. Picked up at Port gangway

10.30pm: SS Ozarda passed, Basra to Karachi.


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4 April 1917

Patrolling.

Lat 26.0, Long 56.9

1.45am: PSS Franz Ferdinand passed South, Basra to Karachi.

3.30pm: SS Dwarka passed South, Henjam to Muskat.

11.45pm: SS Dumra passed North, Muscat to Henjam.


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5 April 1917

Patrolling.

Lat 26.0, Long 57.0

1.40am: Closed HS Sicilia, discharged OS G Clegg to same.

8.30am: SS Begum passed with two lighters in tow, Karachi to Basra.

5.08pm: HS Erinpura passed, Bombay to Basra.

5.45pm: Closed HMS Lawrence.


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6 April 1917

Patrolling.

Lat 26.0, Long 56.7

7.30am: Received from HMS Lawrence, five cases of fruit for Bramble, six cases for HMS Britomart.


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7 April 1917

Patrolling.

Lat 26.0, Long 56.9

4.0am: SS Fook Sang* passed North, Calcutta to Basra towing.

4.45am: Stopped and boarded Fook Sang.

In pm: Sighted five ships steaming south and three steering north.

9.30pm: SS Kin Sang passed North, Bombay to Basra.

11.45pm: Challenged by HMS Lawrence.

*(Fook Sang, Jardine, Matheson, 1905, 3,100 tons, sold 1929, renamed Datzing)


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8 April 1917

Patrolling.

Lat 26.1, Long 56.7


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9 April 1917

Patrolling.

Lat 26.0, Long 56.9

3.40am: Passed SS British Emperor, Abadan to Port Said.

8.30am: HS Syria passed South, Basra to Karachi.

9.0am: Battle practice (1") with HMS Lawrence.

10.30am: SS Urlana passed.

7.0pm: HS Nevasa (Nevassa in log) passed North.

8.15pm: Passed SS Chanda, Bombay to Basra.


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10 April 1917

Patrolling.

Lat 26.0, Long 57.0

5.0am: Passed RIMS Kaveri.

6.20am: Stopped, sent mail to HMS Lawrence.

8.30am: SS Lady McCallum (McCullum in log) passed North, towing paddler Kabal.

12.45pm: SS Braunfels passed South, Basra to Bombay.

4.15pm: Sighted HMS Britomart.

6.25pm: Discharged fruit, two small boxes and mails (presumably to Britomart).

6.45pm: HS Varsova passed, Basra to Muscat.

11.30pm: SS Warturm passed South, Basra to Bombay.


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11 April 1917

Patrolling.

Lat 26.0, Long 56.9

2.10am: Passed SS Beucleuch, Muscat to Henjam.

8.30am: Passed SS Santa Margerita, Abadan to Aden.

9.45am: 1" aiming practice with HMS Britomart.

2.0pm: Passed SS Dumra, Henjam to Muscat and Karachi.

4.40pm: SS Sikh* passed, Basra to Bombay.

*(Sikh, Asiatic SN Co, 1914, 5,150 tons, scrapped 1934)


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12 April 1917

Patrolling.

Lat 26.0, Long 57.0

1.0am: SS Dwarka passed, Muscat to Henjam.

7.30am: SS Itinda passed South, Basra to Karachi.

12.30pm: SS Barala passed, Karachi to Basra.

1.15pm: SS Juba passed, Basra to Aden.

7.30pm: SS Chinkiang* passed, Karachi to Basra.

7.40pm: HS Vita passed, Bombay to Basra.

*(Chinkiang, China Navigation Co, 1898, 2,004 tons, scrapped 1930)


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13 April 1917

Patrol to Henjam.

Lat 26.6, Long 56.0

2.0am: HMS Juno and convoy passed North.

2.20am: RIMS Nearchus passed North, Muscat to Basra.

4.45am: SS Chekiang* passed North to Basra.

5.0am: SS Kohinui passed for Basra.

5.30am: SS Shustar (Shushtar in log) passed towing.

8.0am: SS Trafford Hall passed.

12.55pm: Anchored, Henjam. Received English mail.

1.40pm: Discharged OS E Wiggins to HMS Juno.

Discharged nine oil drums and one case for SNO Bombay.

4.0pm: Nearchus arrived.

4.10pm: HMS Lawrence sailed.

5.45pm: HMS Juno & convoy sailed.

*(Chekiang, the first of three China Navigation Co ships of that name, 1914, 2,172 tons, captured by the Japanese in WW2, renamed Sekko Maru, sunk in 1945)


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14 April 1917

Henjam.

Lat 26.65, Long 55.85

6.10am: RIMS Nearchus sailed.

9.10am: Discharged three cases of wine to shore.

9.20am: Collier Denby sailed.


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15 April 1917

Henjam.

Lat 26.65, Long 55.85

2.30pm: Leave given to cricket and football party till 5.45pm.


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16 April 1917

Henjam.

Lat 26.65, Long 55.85

8.45pm: Discharged to Azerbaijan four bags mails and one hammock for passage to HMS Alert.


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17 April 1917

Henjam to Patrol.

Lat 26.3, Long 56.6

5.55am: Weighed and proceeded.

10.20am: Signalled HMS Lawrence.

2.0pm: SS Ozarda passed North, Karachi to Basra.

3.10pm: Stopped, received 15 cases of stores from HMS Britomart.


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18 April 1917

Patrolling.

Lat 26.0, Long 57.0

1.40am: SS Lady McCallum (McCullum in log) passed North, Basra to Bombay.

3.30pm: SS Dwarka passed South, Henjam to Muscat.

6.30pm: HS Madras passed North, Bombay to Basra.

7.10pm: SS Kamuning (towing) passed North, Karachi to Bombay.

8.15pm: SS Kashing* passed North.

*(Kashing, China Navigation Co, 1895, 1,885 tons, scrapped 1927)


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19 April 1917

Patrolling.

Lat 26.0, Long 57.0

10.0am: HMS Britomart proceeded.

11.15pm: HS Erinpura passed South, Basra to Bombay.

6.0pm: SS Atlas passed South, Basra to Karachi.

8.0pm: RIMS Kaveri passed, Basra to Bombay.

10.55pm: SS Barala passed, Basra to Karachi.


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20 April 1917

Patrolling.

Lat 26.0, Long 57.0

5.0am: Challenged HMS Britomart.

9.0am: SS Katoa passed, Karachi to Basra.

7.30pm: SS Bamora passed, Basra to Bombay.

9.30pm: SS Muttra passed South, Basra to Bombay.

9.45am: Oiler Hyrcania (Hyroania in log) passed, Port Said to Abadan.


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21 April 1917

Patrolling.

Lat 25.6, Long 57.6

4.20am: Sighted HMS Lawrence.

6.35am: Seaman Miller RNR rejoined ship from hospital.

7.33am: SS Moora passed, Bombay to Basra.

12.55pm: Cape Jashk abeam.

4.30pm: HS Takada passed.


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22 April 1917

Patrol to Chahbar and at sea.

Lat 25.3, Long 60.6

8.06am: Anchored.

7.15pm: Weighed and proceeded.


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23 April 1917

Patrolling.

Lat 25.3, Long 58.3

1.30am: HS Loyalty passed East, Basra to Karachi.

7.0am: SS Begum passed, Basra to Bombay.

1.05pm: PSS Franz Ferdinand passed East, Basra to Karachi.

9.30pm: HMS Lawrence challenged.

10.50pm: SS Ismailia (Ishmailia in log) passed, Basra to Bombay.

11.15pm: SS Thessalia* passed (Thesalia in log), Karachi to Basra.

*(Note that this is not the Hamburg-America Line ship of that name, interned in Chile for the duration of the war.)


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24 April 1917

Patrolling.

Lat 26.0, Long 56.8

7.15am: Discharged five bags mails and one cask rum to HMS Lawrence

3.0pm: HP No 2 passed, North Glasgow to Basra, stopped and boarded.


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25 April 1917

Patrolling.

Lat 25.9, Long 56.9

3.20am: HS Syria passed, Bombay to Basra.

3.45am: Signalled HMS Lawrence.

5.45am: Stopped and boarded SS Kerman, Aden to Basra.

9.0pm: SS Isle of Mull (towing) passed, Bombay to Basra.


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26 April 1917

Patrolling.

Lat 26.0, Long 56.7

7.0am: Sighted HMS Lawrence ahead.

8.38pm: SS Chikiang passed South, Basra to Karachi.


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27 April 1917

At sea to Henjam.

Lat 26.65, Long 55.85

Coaling, received 118 tons.

3.55pm: RIMS Nearchus anchored.

4.40pm: Received one bag mails for HMS Lawrence.


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28 April 1917

Henjam.

Lat 26.65, Long 55.85

5.30am: Azerbaijan left with one bag of mails.

2.15pm: Cricket party landed.

6.0pm: Received one bag mails from Azerbaijan.


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29 April 1917

Henjam.

Lat 26.65, Long 55.85

6.0am: Navigating officer with three hands left ship to lay out mark buoys.

SS Ula* arrived.

7.30am: Ula sailed. RIMS Nearchus sailed.

8.30am. Weighed and proceeded to carry out target practice & test gun mountings & sights.

10.45am: Completed practice, returned to harbour and anchored.

9.20pm: Landed six bags mails.

*(Ula, British India SN Co., 1898, 5,310 tons, wrecked in 1927)


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30 April 1917

Henjam to patrol.

Lat 26.3, Long 56.7

6.13am: Weighed and proceeded.

11.30am: HMS Lawrence passed steering NW.

2.10pm: Stopped, received mails and confidential books from HMS Britomart.

3.20pm: Passed HS Varsova, Bombay to Basra.

5.10pm: SS Sikh passed, Bombay to Basra.

10.0pm: SS Koshing passedSouth, Basra to Karachi.


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LOGS FOR MAY 1917

(Patrolling, Muscat and Henjam)


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Barometer, mercurial, Maker P Adie no 694.

23 feet asl, error nil.

Air thermometers, N & Z Nos 2814 and 8652.

Thermometer for sea temperature, Negretti & Zambra No A/M2818.


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1 May 1917

Patrolling.

Lat 26.0, Long 57.0

3.30am: Sir Harvey Adamson passed, Bombay to Basra.

8.30am: SS Koranna* passed, Bombay to Basra.

10.0am: SS Takada passed, Basra to Karachi.

11.30am: SS Maryland passed, Basra to Aden.

Ship’s company paid monthly money.

6.45pm: SS Kaveri passed, Karachi to Basra.

10.10pm: Sent two bags mails to SS Barpeta.

*(Probably an Indian Army transport at this time)


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2 May 1917

Patrolling.

Lat 26.0, Long 57.0

1.0am: SS Hinsang passed South and ordered to Bombay.

3.15am: HS Delta passed North, Bombay to Basra.

6.35am: SS Chusan* passed North (towing), Karachi to Basra.

10.0am: SS Lady McCullum passed (towing).

12.50pm: SS Kamuning passed South, Basra to Karachi.

7.40pm: SS British Emperor passed, Mombassa to Abadan.

9.0pm: SS Samoset passed, Abadan to Aden.

11.0pm: SS Dumra passed North, Muscat to Henjam.

*(Chusan, China Navigation Co, 1914, 2,217 tons, wrecked off Wei-hai-wei, 1932)


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3 May 1917

Patrolling

Lat 26.3, Long 57.0

3.0pm: HP No. 3 passed North, Muscat to Basra.

5.40pm: SS Pundua passed Basra to Bombay.

7.0pm: Boarded Oiler Soyo, Suez to Abadan.


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4 May 1917

Patrolling

Lat 26.1, Long 56.8

3.45am: SS Ozarda passed, Basra to Karachi.

2.50pm: SS Hunnie* passed, Suez to Basra.

5.30pm: Received mails and stores from HMS Britomart.

7.30pm: SS Katoa passed, Basra to Bombay.

*(Hunnie, 1911, ex Steinturm of the Hansa Line, 5,247 tons, captured and renamed in 1914)


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5 May 1917

Patrolling.

Lat 26.0, Long 56.9

3.30am: Boarded SS Palitana, Karachi to Dibai.

2.0pm: SS Kivong Sang passed, Bombay to Bandar Abbas.

3.30pm: Dredger Campbell (towing) passed, Karachi to Basra.

4.15pm: Angar Main passed, Karachi to Bandar Abbas.

7.10pm: Passed HS Sicilia, Basra to Bombay, SS Denbigh Hall for Bombay and SS Urlana, Bandar Abbas to Karachi.

10.0pm: HMS Euryalus passed North with convoy, Karachi to Basra.

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6 May 1917

Patrolling.

Lat 26.0, Long 57.0

2.0am: SS Chingkiang passed, Karachi to Basra.

6.45am: Tug Harold passed, steering South.

8.15am: HS Syria passed.

11.50am: Dredger Lees passed (towing), Karachi to Basra.

2.30pm: HMFM 39 Rosaleen passed, Basra to Bombay.

3.30pm: SS Willesden (towing) passed, Bombay to Basra.

4.50pm: HS Varela passed, Bombay to Basra.


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7 May 1917

Patrolling.

Lat 26.0, Long 56.9

4.10am: Nichiren Maru passed, Mohammerah to Bombay.

9.30am: Carried out aiming rifle practice with HMS Britomart.

11.20am: SS Cheong Shing* passed, Karachi to Basra.

8.45am: HS Nevasa (Nevassa in log) passed, Bombay to Basra.

*(Cheong Shing, Jardine Matheson, 1,989 tons, scrapped 1932)


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8 May 1917

Patrolling.

Lat 26.2, Long 56.9

8.30am: Boarded SS Maithara, Port Said to Basra.

9.30am: SS Thessalia passed, Basra to Karachi and Oiler No 3 Lucigen, Abadan to Aden.

3.45pm: Received mails from HMS Britomart.

8.0pm: HMS Euryalus and convoy passed South.


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9 May 1917

Patrolling.

Lat 26.0, Long 56.9

4.55am: SS Moora passed for Bombay.

5.20am: SS August Belmont passed, Abadan to Barka.

10.25am: SS Huntspill* passed, Marseilles to Basra.

10.30am: SS Chakla passed, Bushire to Karachi.

11.0am: HMS Pyramus with convoy passed North.

12.30pm: SS Ichang** passed, Bombay to Basra.

2.0pm: Sent mails to SS Dumra.

2.30pm: Sent five cases of fruit to HMS Britomart.

7.20am: SS Yunnar passed, Basra to Karachi.

*(Huntspill, formally the Austrian Koerber, 5,440 tons, one of 22 captured vessels all amusingly renamed with names beginning Hun!)

**(Ichang, the second of two China Navigation Co ships of that name, 1898, 2,002 tons, blown ashore at Amoy in 1931 and scrapped)


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10 May 1917

Patrolling.

Lat 26.0, Long 57.0

3.20am: SS Dwarka passed, Muscat to Henjam.

2.30pm: SS Shustar (Shushstar in log) passed South for Bombay.

3.0pm: SS Phra Nang passed, Basra to Bombay.

4.0pm: SS Akbar* passed, Basra to Bombay.

7.15pm: HS Varsova passed, Basra to Bombay.

8.15pm: SS British Emperor passed, Abadan to Karachi.

*(Akbar, the first of two Bombay & Persia SN Co ships of this name, 1898, ex Moravian, 4,573 tons, scrapped 1923.)


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11 May 1917

Patrolling.

Lat 26.0, Long 56.9

6.0am: SS Fan Sang passed, Basra to Karachi.

8.40am: Received from HMS Lawrence, mails, sheep, fruit and potatoes.

12.0pm: SS Hanyang* passed, Karachi to Basra.

2.20pm: SS Beucleuch passed, Basra to Karachi.

3.30pm: Fired one blank cartridge 12 pdr to stop SS Lawoe. Stopped & boarded same, Bandar Abbas to Bombay.

11.45pm: SS Lady McCullum passed, Basra to Bombay.

*(Hanyang, the first of two China Navigation ships of that name, 1901, 1,956 tons, scrapped 1933)


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12 May 1917

Patrolling.

Lat 25.9, Long 57.0

1.0am: SS Kamuning passed, Karachi to Basra.

1.30am: SS Kashing passed, Karachi to Basra.

5.07am: Boarded SS Mogamin Maru, Bombay to Bushire.

10.30am: SS Carpathian passed, Aden to Basra.

2.30pm: RIMS Kaveri passed South.

9.30pm: HS Ellora passed, Bombay to Basra.


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13 May 1917

Patrolling.

Lat 26.0, Long 57.0

11.50am: Closed HMS Lawrence.

12.30pm: SS Auzo Maru passed, Bandar Abbas to Bombay.

2.50pm: Oiler Singu passed, Bombay to Shatt-al-arab.

4.30pm: SS Trafford Hall passed, Madras to Basra.

8.20pm: SS Ula passed, Basra to Bombay.


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14 May 1917

Patrol and towards Muscat.

Lat 25.8, Long 57.1

10.20am: Course S35E.

3.10pm: SS Kuweit passed, Bombay to Bushire.


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15 May 1917

At sea to Muscat.

Lat 23.63, Long 58.57

7.37am: Anchored.

Coaling, 138 tons received.

12.55pm: Abraham Arab placed under arrest in irons for striking. (Probably a “purser’s name” for one of the arabs loading the coal.)

1.45pm: SS Magwe arrived. SS Gascony (Gasconey in log) arrived.

2.0pm: SS Susetta* (Sussetta in log) arrived.

5.0pm: Abraham Arab released.

*A storeship.


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16 May 1917

Muscat.

Lat 23.63, Long 58.57

8.10am: SS Chakla arrived.

10.20am: Chakla sailed.

2.30pm: One Seedie discharged to shore.


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17 May 1917

Muscat.

Lat 23.63, Long 58.57

4.40am: SS Dwarka arrived.

5.35am: Dwarka sailed.

10.45am: SS Magwe sailed.

11.0am: Received public money onboard.

11.15am: SS Susetta sailed.

5.50pm: SS Gasconey (probably Gascony) sailed.


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18 May 1917

Muscat.

Lat 23.63, Long 58.57

Painting the side.


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19 May 1917

Muscat and at sea.

Lat 23.63, Long 58.57

12.15pm: HMS Pyramus with convoy passed, steering South. Vessels of convoy anchored in Matra Bay; Bamora, Elephanta, Ellenga, Muttlak, Baroda and Ekma.

6.12pm: Weighed and proceeded.


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20 May 1917

At sea to Patrol area.

Lat 25.6, Long 57.2

1.50am: HMS Fox passed South.

3.30pm: SS Katoria* passed (towing), Bombay to Basra.

4.15pm: Closed HMS Lawrence and received seven ratings and fruit.

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


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21 May 1917

Patrolling.

Lat 26.1, Long 56.7

9.0pm: SS Jeddah passed, Bombay to Basra.


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22 May 1917

Patrolling.

Lat 26.1, Long 56.7

8.15am: HS Sicilia passed North.


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23 May 1917

Patrolling.

Lat 26.0, Long 56.9

3.15am: Signalled HMS Lawrence.

7.30am: SS Phranang (towing) passed, Karachi to Bandar Abbas.

5.30pm: Exchanged mails with HMS Lawrence.

9.0pm: SS Cheong Shing passed, Basra to Karachi.

11.0pm: SS Sagama River passed, Swansea to Basra. Boarded same.


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24 May 1917

Patrolling.

Lat 26.1, Long 56.9

12.30am: SS Dumra passed.

5.30am: SS Aragon passed, Shatt-al-arab to Suez.

8.30am: SS Braunfels passed, Basra to Bombay.

10.45am: SS Kapurthala passed, Basra to Bombay.

12.40am: SS South Pacific passed South, Basra to Karachi.


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25 May 1917

Patrol and at Henjam.

Lat 26.1, Long 56.9

1.15am: SS Pakhoi* passed, Karachi to Basra.

1.50am: SS Magumi (Japanese) passed, Bushire to Bombay.

3.30am: SS Kerman passed, Basra to Bombay.

9.35am: RIMS Kaveri (towing) passed, Karachi to Basra.

11.0am: SS Katoria passed, Basra to Bombay.

11.30am: SS Chakdina** passed, Basra to Bombay.

6.15pm: Anchored.

Received mail from HMS Euryalus.

*(Pakhoi, the second of four China Navigation Co ships of this name, 1895, 2,023 tons, scrapped in 1927)

**(Chakdina, the first of two British India SN Co ships of that name, 1914, 3,033 tons, bombed and sunk in the Med, 1941)


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26 May 1917

Henjam.

Lat 26.65, Long 55.85

Coaling, received 78 tons.

Received 11 cases of fruit from HMS Euryalus.

Received target from shore.

Discharged five ratings to Euryalus.

7.40pm: Weighed and proceeded.

9.30pm: SS Awazi passed, Bombay to the Bar.

11.50pm: Challenged by HMS Lawrence.


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27 May 1917

Patrol.

Lat 26.0, Long 56.7

8.30am: SS Chanda passed towing, Bombay to Basra.

5.20pm: SS Royal George passed, Henjam to Bombay.

8.45pm: SS Franz Ferdinand passed, Henjam to Muscat.


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28 May 1917

Patrolling.

Lat 26.0, Long 56.9

1.0am: SS Kashing passed, Basra to Karachi.

8.30am: HS Madras passed, Basra to Karachi.

1.0pm: SS Hindus passed, Muscat to Basra.

1.45pm: SS Kamuning passed, Basra to Karachi.

3.0pm: SS Katoa passed towing, North.

3.15pm: HMS Euryalus passed South.


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29 May 1917

Patrolling.

Lat 26.4, Long 56.8

2.15am: HMS Britomart sighted.

2.05pm: SS Toulia passed South.


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30 May 1917

Patrolling.

Lat 26.0, Long 57.0

3.50am: Boarded SS Somman, Durban to Basra.

4.40am: SS Benefactor passed, Bombay to Basra.

2.45pm: SS Dumra passed South. Sent mails to same.

5.0pm: HMS Euryalus and convoy passed South.

5.30pm: SS Chinkiang passed, Karachi to Basra.

7.0pm: SS British Emperor passed North, Bombay to Abadan.

7.45pm: SS Eburna passed, Abadan to Port Said.

9.15pm: SS Shinah Maru passed, Bandar Abbas to Bombay.


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31 May 1917

Patrolling.

Lat 26.5, Long 56.4

4.0am: Closed SS Dwarka.

5.0am: SS Chusan passed, Karachi to Bushire.

11.30am: SS Ichang passed South for Bombay.

3.40pm: PSS Franz Ferdinand passed, Muscat to Basra.

4.50pm: Sighted HMS Britomart.

7.30pm: SS Hook Sang passed, Basra to Karachi.

10.30pm: HMS Pyramus and convoy passed North.


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LOGS FOR JUNE 1917

(Muscat, Chahbar, Rashidi, Mohammerah, Bushire, Bahrein and Henjam)


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Cover, Adm.53/36002, signed Lt (N) DH Williams, RNR and Cdr John EP Bickford.

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1 June 1917

Patrolling

Lat 26.2, Long 56.9

1.15am: HS Loyalty passed, Basra to Muscat.

9.40am: SS Kuweit passed, Bushire to Bombay.

1.0pm: HS Assaye passed from the Bar to Karachi.

1.15pm: Maithara passed South.

4.40pm: HMS Britomart closed.

6.05pm: SS Shah Jehan passed, Basra to Karachi.

7.40pm: SS Thansi passed, Bombay to Basra.

8.15pm: HS Varela passed, Bombay to Basra.

10.0pm: SS Ivy passed towing, Aden to Basra.


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2 June 1917

Patrolling.

Lat 26.5, Long 56.5

4.40pm: ST Mashona passed South.

5.40pm: HMS Fox and convoy passed North.

Received six cases of fruit from Fox.


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3 June 1917

At sea to Muscat.

Lat 24.4, Long 58.2

6.32pm: Anchored.


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4 June 1917

Muscat and at sea towards Chahbar.

Lat 23.63, Long 58.57

Coaling, 86 tons.

12.25pm: Weighed and proceeded, course NE.

Discharged mail to shore.

Received two packages for passage to Chahbar.


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5 June 1917

At sea to Chahbar and Rashidi.

Lat 25.3, Long 60.2

6.45am: Anchored, Chahbar.

9.20am: Weighed and proceeded.

12.27pm: Anchored, Rashidi.


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6 June 1917

Rashidi.

Lat 25.3, Long 60.2

Cutter left ship with Navigating Officer for surveying.


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7 June 1917

Rashidi.

Lat 25.3, Long 60.2

9.0am: Shifted berth.

All day: Hands employed salving dhow.


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8 June 1917

Rashidi.

Lat 25.3, Long 60.2

4.30pm: Salvage party left ship.

8.0pm: Salvage party returned.


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9 June 1917

Rashidi.

Lat 25.3, Long 60.2

7.45am: Salvage party left ship.

1.30pm: Salvage party returned onboard.

5.40pm: Sailing cutter left ship to weigh 5 cwt sinker.

6.0pm: 5 cwt sinker lost.


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10 June 1917

Rashidi and at sea towards Muscat via Chahbar.

Lat 25.2, Long 60.6

6.0am: Weighed and proceeded.

10.0am: Anchored Chahbar Bay.

11.22am: Weighed and proceeded, S47W.


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11 June 1917

At sea to Muscat and at sea.

Lat 23.63, Long 58.57

12.30am: PSS Rotenfels passed, Suez to Basra.

9.50am: Anchored, Muscat.

Coaling, 63 tons.

10.35am: Received seven bags mails from shore.

Received public money onboard.

Discharged four bags of mails to shore.

5.55pm: Weighed and proceeded, course N37W.


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12 June 1917

At sea towards Mohammerah.

Lat 25.5, Long 57.2

1.25pm: Closed and sent boat to HMS Pyramus.

10.55pm: SS Bandra passed, Bushire to Karachi and SS Cambera, Karachi to Abadan.


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13 June 1917

At sea.

Lat 26.4, Long 54.0

1.20am: SS Samoset passed, Abadan to Aden.

1.25am: Jezt Tanb Light bg S78W.

4.07am: Jezt Tanb I. abeam 3 miles.

5.0pm: SS Chakla passed South.

6.50am: SS Pentakota (Pentacota in log) passed South.

Hands ranging Starboard cable for survey and cleaning chain locker.


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14 June 1917

At sea.

Lat 27.2, Long 51.8

6.10am: SS Aronda passed North.

8.20am: SS Edavana passed North.

10.50pm: Steering gear broken down.

Courses NW’ly all day.


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15 June 1917

At sea.

Lat 28.1, Long 50.6

Courses NW’ly all day.


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16 June 1917

At sea to Mohammerah.

Lat 29.1, Long 49.2

Hands surveying Port cable.

5.45pm: Sighted Shatt-al-arab LV.

6.15pm: Entered river.

8.15pm: Anchored.


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17 June 1917

Shatt-al-arab waterway to Mohammerah.

Lat 30.43, Long 48.16

4.47am: Weighed and proceeded.

5.50am: Passed Fao.

11.04am: Anchored.


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18 June 1917

Mohammerah.

Lat 30.43, Long 48.16


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19 June 1917

Mohammerah.

Lat 30.43, Long 48.16

Painting ship. Received 16 cases of fruit and discharged mails to steamer.


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20 June 1917

Mohammerah.

Lat 30.43, Long 48.16

Painting ship.


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21 June 1917

Mohammerah.

Lat 30.43, Long 48.16

Painting ship.


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22 June 1917

Mohammerah.

Lat 30.43, Long 48.16

Painting ship.


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23 June 1917

Mohammerah.

Lat 30.43, Long 48.16


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24 June 1917

Mohammerah.

Lat 30.43, Long 48.16

3.55pm: Mail steamer in, received english mail.


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25 June 1917

Mohammerah and at sea towards Bushire.

Lat 29.9, Long 48.6

5.40am: Weighed and proceeded down river.

11.45am: Passed Outer Bar buoy.

12.45pm: Shatt-al-arab light ship abeam.

11.0pm: SS Pakhoi passed North for Basra.


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26 June 1917

At sea to Bushire.

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8

5.0am: Anchored, inner harbour, Bushire.

5.10am: Discharged fruit and mails to HMS Lawrence for HMS Britomart.

5.10pm: Received specie and mails for Bahrein.

10.30pm: SS Dwarka arrived.


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27 June 1917

Bushire and at sea towards Bahrein.

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8

Coaling, 120 tons.

11.58am: SS Rosaleen arrived. Received one case and one spar from same for passage to Bahrein.

3.15pm: Weighed and proceeded, course S10E.


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28 June 1917

At sea to Bahrein.

Lat 26.4, Long 50.8

3.30pm: Anchored, Bahrein.

Discharged specie, mails and one spar to Political Agent. Received four bags of mails.


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29 June 1917

Bahrein and at sea towards Henjam.

Lat 26.4, Long 50.8

9.10am: Weighed and proceeded.

11.0am: Outer buoy abeam ½ mile.

Easterly courses.


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30 June 1917

At sea to Henjam.

Lat 26.2, Long 54.4

6.30pm: SS’ Thessalia and Egra passed North.

8.15pm: SS Zaida* passed North, Karachi to Basra.

11.28pm: Anchored, Henjam.

*( Zaida, the second of three British India SN Co ships of this name, 1900, 2,027 tons, ex Paknam, sold in 1923, renamed Shunmei Maru)

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LOGS FOR JULY 1917

(Henjam, Muscat and Kuhistak)


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Cover, Adm.53/36003, signed Lt (N) DH Williams, RNR and Cdr John EP Bickford.

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1 July 1917

Henjam.

Lat 26.65, Long 55.85

5.40am: Hands to clean ship.

6.40am: Received one bag of mails.

7.30am: Ord. Seaman EW Wiggins rejoined from hospital.

9.30am: Divisions, prayers.

10.30am: Discharged Bahrein mails to shore.

11.50am: Received 16 cases of fruit.

3.0pm: Received 77 cases of stores.

4.0pm: Quarters.

5.30pm: Hands preparing for coaling.

9.0pm: Rounds.


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2 July 1917

Henjam.

Lat 26.65, Long 55.85

Coaling, 65 tons.

Received stores and public money.


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3 July 1917

Henjam.

Lat 26.65, Long 55.85

7.0am: Shifted anchorage.

3.15pm: RIMS Nearchus arrived.

4.30pm: HMS Mozaffer arrived.


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4 July 1917

Henjam.

Lat 26.65, Long 55.85

7.30am: SS Chakla passed to Henjam.

9.15am: Weighed and proceeded for target practice, steam cutter towing target.

12.50pm: RIMS Nearchus sailed.

2.33pm: Returned to harbour and anchored.


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5 July 1917

Henjam.

Lat 26.65, Long 55.85

5.30am: Weighed and proceeded to carry out gunlayers test.

3.15pm: Ceased fire and returned to harbour.

4.20pm: Anchored.


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6 July 1917

Henjam and at sea.

Lat 26.65, Long 55.85

8.50am: SS Dumra arrived, received three bags of mails.

9.50am: SS Chenab arrived.

10.20am: HMS Mozaffer sailed.

10.30am: Dumra sailed.

6.52pm: Weighed and proceeded.

11.25pm: Stopped. Little Quoin I. Lt N74E 4 miles.


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7 July 1917

Patrol and to Henjam.

Lat 26.5, Long 56.4

3.53pm: Anchored, Henjam.

4.30am: SS Barpeta (Barpetta in log) passed, Muscat to Bushire.

10.30am: HMS Fox passed South.

3.53pm: Anchored, Henjam.


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8 July 1917

Henjam.

Lat 26.65, Long 55.85

9.45am: SS Chenab sailed.

6.0pm: One Seedie left for HMS Pyramus, one joined from same.


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9 July 1917

Henjam.

Lat 26.65, Long 55.85

9.10am: HMS Pyramus sailed.


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10 July 1917

Henjam.

Lat 26.65, Long 55.85


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11 July 1917

Henjam.

Lat 26.65, Long 55.85

Coaling, 50 tons.

7.20am: SS Dumra arrived, discharged four bags of mails and left.


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12 July 1917

Henjam.

Lat 26.65, Long 55.85


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13 July 1917

Henjam.

Lat 26.65, Long 55.85

5.15am: SS Chakla arrived.

6.30am: Received mails and 21 cases of fruit.

7.15am: Chakla sailed.

11.0am: Carried out 4" & 12 pdr loading competition.


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14 July 1917

Henjam.

Lat 26.65, Long 55.85


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15 July 1917

Henjam.

Lat 26.65, Long 55.85

2.10pm: HS Erinpura arrived. Discharged Surgeon (sick).

2.40pm: Erinpura sailed.

4.55pm: SS Kamumimg arrived.


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16 July 1917

Henjam to Bandar Abbas.

Lat 27.0, Long 56.3

6.10am: SS Hinsing arrived.

7.10am: Weighed and proceeded.

7.15am: SS Scottier arrived.

1.15pm: Anchored, Bandar Abbas.

5.15pm: Football party landed.

6.25pm: SS Shustar arrived.


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17 July 1917

Bandar Abbas to Henjam.

Lat 27.18, Long 56.3

11.0am: SS Shah Jehan arrived.

12.55pm: Weighed and proceeded.

6.21pm: Anchored, Henjam.

9.55pm: SS Devonshire sailed.


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18 July 1917

Henjam.

Lat 26.65, Long 55.85

Coaling, 45 tons.

4.05pm: RIMS Nearchus arrived.


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19 July 1917

Henjam.

Lat 26.65, Long 55.85

6.0am: SS Shah Jehan arrived.

7.30am: SS Dwarka arrived, discharged mails.

8.05am: HMS Juno arrived.

8.30am: Dwarka left.

10.15am: SS Chakla arrived.

11.15am: Chakla left.

1.10pm: Shah Jehan left.

5.50pm: RIMS Nearchus arrived.


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20 July 1917

Henjam.

Lat 26.65, Long 55.85

11.25am: RIMS Nearchus sailed.


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21 July 1917

Henjam.

Lat 26.65, Long 55.85

6.15am: SS Honorious (possibly Honorius) arrived.

7.10am: HMS Juno sailed.


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22 July 1917

Henjam.

Lat 26.65, Long 55.85

6.30am: SS Rotenfels* arrived.

7.15am: SS Chinkiang arrived.

1.15pm: SS Honorious sailed.

7.55pm: SS Rosaleen arrived.

9.22pm: Chinkiang sailed.

*(Rotenfels, the first of three Hansa Line ships of this name, 1906, 5,584 tons, captured 1914, sold in 1925 and renamed Cape St Martin)


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23 July 1917

Henjam and at sea towards Muscat.

Lat 26.65, Long 55.85

4.02pm: Weighed and proceeded.

7.10pm: Little Quoin I. Light S86E.

9.15pm: SS Aronda* passed, Bombay to Basra.

10.0pm: SS Rotenfels passed, Henjam to Bombay.

*(Aronda, the first of two British India SN Co ships of this name, 1912, 4,062 tons, scrapped 1932)


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24 July 1917

At sea.

Lat 25.2, Long 57.6

5.20am: SS Egra passed South.

7.45am: SS Loyalty passed North.

10.0pm: Rigged sounding machine.


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25 July 1917

At sea to Muscat.

Lat 23.63, Long 58.57

5.48am: Anchored, Muscat.

7.35am: SS Dumra arrived. Received English mail.

11.45am: Dumra sailed.


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26 July 1917

Muscat.

Lat 23.63, Long 58.57

12.40pm: Received public money onboard.

5.45am: SS Chakla arrived.

7.20am: Chakla sailed.


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27 July 1917

Muscat.

Lat 23.63, Long 58.57

7.55am: SS Rosaleen arrived.

Coaling, 58 tons.


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28 July 1917

Muscat.

Lat 23.63, Long 58.57

5.45am: SS Susetta arrived.

Hands receiving and stowing stores and provisions.

8.30am: SS La Loire arrived.

4.30pm: La Loire sailed.

Received mails and packages for passage to Jashk.


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29 July 1917

Muscat and at sea towards Jashk.

Lat 23.9, Long 58.5

9.30am: Weighed and proceeded, course N25W.


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30 July 1917

At sea to Jashk.

Lat 25.7, Long 57.3

7.05am: Anchored.

8.55am: Weighed and proceeded, course West.

12.45pm: A/c N25W, Kuh-i-Mubarak N46E 7 miles.

8.48pm: Anchored off Kuhistak.


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31 July 1917

Kuhistak to Henjam.

Lat 26.8, Long 56.9

9.0am: Shifted berth.

11.30am: Weighed and proceeded, course S80W.

7.05pm: Anchored Henjam.

Received two ratings for passage to HMS Juno.


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LOGS FOR AUGUST 1917

(Henjam, Bandar Abbas, Muscat, Jashk and Henjam)


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1 August 1917

Henjam.

Lat 26.65, Long 55.85

5.30am: Hands to clean ship.

9.10am: Divisions. Hands employed as requisite.

10.50am: SS Dumra arrived, discharged and received mails and left.

11.30am: Paid monthly money.

4.0pm: Evening quarters.

5.30pm: Received six cases of fruit from shore.

9.0pm: Rounds and signal books correct.


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2 August 1917

Henjam.

Lat 26.65, Long 55.85


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3 August 1917

Henjam.

Lat 26.65, Long 55.85

Coaling, 70 tons.


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4 August 1917

Henjam to Bandar Abbas.

Lat 27.1, Long 56.3

7.05am: Weighed and proceeded.

12.33pm: Anchored, Bandar Abbas.


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5 August 1917

Bandar Abbas.

Lat 27.18, Long 56.3

9.0am: SS Shustar sailed.

Sunday routine.


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6 August 1917

Bandar Abbas to Henjam.

Lat 26.9, Long 56.3

8.10am: SS Zaida arrived.

10.0am: Weighed and proceeded.

3.35pm: Anchored, Henjam.

7.10pm: SS Choysang sailed.

10.15pm: SS Brighton arrived.


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7 August 1917

Henjam.

Lat 26.65, Long 55.85

5.40pm: SS Brighton left.


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8 August 1917

Henjam.

Lat 26.65, Long 55.85

6.15am: Steam cutter employed sweeping for dhows.

1.45pm: SS Shustar (Shushstar in log) arrived.

6.50pm: Eased in all awnings. Heavy sand squalls.


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9 August 1917

Henjam, on patrol and return.

Lat 26.4, Long 56.5

12.40am: SS Shustar sailed.

6.30am: RIMS Nearchus arrived.

7.0am: Weighed and proceeded.

9.0am: SS Pundua passed, Muscat to Henjam.

In pm: Patrolling off Quoin Island.

6.15pm: Boarded SS Dunvegan Castle.

11.20pm: Returned to harbour and anchored.


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10 August 1917

Henjam.

Lat 26.65, Long 55.85

9.0am: SS Jeddah arrived.

2.10pm: RIMS Nearchus left.


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11 August 1917

Henjam.

Lat 26.65, Long 55.85

Coaling, 52 tons.

7.30am: SS Thessalia arrived.

5.50pm: Jeddah left.


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12 August 1917

Henjam, on patrol and return.

Lat 26.5, Long 56.4

5.55am: Weighed and proceeded.

9.45am: HS Edavana passed East.

4.27pm: Anchored, Henjam.


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13 August 1917

Henjam to Ras Tarkin.

Lat 26.5, Long 55.8 (estimate)

9.20am: Weighed and proceeded, course S70W.

11.26am: Anchored ½ mile South of Ras Tarkin.


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14 August 1917

Henjam.

Lat 26.65, Long 55.85

5.50am: Weighed and proceeded.

6.0am: RIMS Nearchus passed South.

8.10am: Anchored, Henjam.

11.15am: SS Thessalia left.

5.50pm: SS Kumsang left.

6.0pm: HMS Mozaffer arrived.


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15 August 1917

Henjam and at sea towards Muscat.

Lat 26.65, Long 55.85

10.45am: Discharged mails to HMS Mozaffer.

11.35am: Weighed and proceeded.

4.40pm: SS Zagam passed for Bushire.

11.32pm: Quoin I. Lt abeam 12 miles, a/c S30E.


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16 August 1917

At sea.

Lat 25.4, Long 57.5

7.25am: SS Elephanta passed North.

8.15am: SS Chinkiang passed North.

2.50pm: Reduced speed on Starboard engine for repairs (17 mins).


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17 August 1917

At sea to Muscat.

Lat 23.63, Long 58.57

2.0am: Boiler tube gone.

9.50am: Anchored, Muscat.

9.55am: SS Pundua sailed.

10.0am: Received mails and fruit from HMS Pyramus.

Coaling, 70 tons.

Discharged one Seedie to shore.


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18 August 1917

Muscat.

Lat 23.63, Long 58.57

11.25am: Discharged four boxes of 4” cordite (for passage to Bombay for test) and eight oil drums to FM Rosaleen.


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19 August 1917

Muscat.

Lat 23.63, Long 58.57

7.30am: Sent mail to SS Rosaleen.

10.15am: C of Es to HMS Pyramus for service.

12.20pm: SS Susetta arrived. Received two jars of lime juice from same.

4.50pm: Rosaleen left.


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20 August 1917

Muscat.

Lat 23.63, Long 58.57

11.30am: Sent 12 packages to SS Susetta.


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21 August 1917

Muscat.

Lat 23.63, Long 58.57

10.15am: Four ratings joined for passage to HMS’ Juno and Britomart.

1.0pm: Discharged First Tindal to HMS Pyramus. (The Seedie boys had their own NCOs and First Tindal is the most senior of these, a CPO)

6.25pm: Pyramus proceeded.


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22 August 1917

Muscat.

Lat 23.63, Long 58.57

5.40am: SS Dwarka arrived. Received 18 cases of fruit.

12.50pm: Dwarka sailed.


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23 August 1917

Muscat.

Lat 23.63, Long 58.57

In pm: Held regatta.


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24 August 1917

Muscat.

Lat 23.63, Long 58.57

6.10am: SS Chakla arrived. Sent and received mails.

7.0am: Chakla left.


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25 August 1917

Muscat.

Lat 23.63, Long 58.57

9.10am: Working party left for work in cemetery.


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26 August 1917

Muscat.

Lat 23.63, Long 58.57

12.12pm: HMS Mozaffer in.

5.50pm: Received mails for passage to Jashk.


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27 August 1917

Muscat and at sea towards Jashk.

Lat 23.9, Long 58.5

6.45am: Received seven cases and four cases of wine for passage to Henjam and sent English mail to HMS Mozaffer.

9.25am: Weighed and proceeded, course N24W.

5.0pm: Stopped for 1” aiming rifle practice.


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28 August 1917

At sea to Jashk and Henjam.

Lat 25.9, Long 57.1

3.0am: HS Sicilia passed South, Basra to Karachi.

5.55am: Anchored off Jashk.

6.50am: Weighed and proceeded.

4.0pm: SS Nizam* passed South.

5.10pm: Closed Little Quoin I. Stopped, lowered skiff and swung ship for adjustment of compasses.

6.0pm: Proceeded.

10.30pm: Anchored, Henjam.

*(Nizam, the second of two Asiatic SN Co ships of this name, 1914, 5,322 tons, scrapped 1949)


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29 August 1917

Henjam.

Lat 26.65, Long 55.85

5.25am: SS Shah Jehan in.

6.0am: SS Dwarka in.

Discharged mails from Jashk and received mails from Dwarka.

11.40am: Shah Jehan left.

6.0pm: Discharged four cases of wine to shore.

6.15pm: Discharged to SS Cheon Shing four bags of confidential books with First Lieutenant and five ratings for passage to HMS Juno.

6.55pm: SS Cheon Shing sailed.


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30 August 1917

Henjam and at sea.

Lat 26.65, Long 55.85

Coaling, 78 tons.

6.30pm: Weighed and proceeded, course S70E.


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31 August 1917

At sea towards Rashidi.

Lat 25.5, Long 57.9

7.0am: Kuh-i-Mubarak N51E 7 miles.

11.0am: Cape Jashk N23E 4 miles.


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LOGS FOR SEPTEMBER 1917

(Henjam, Naband Bay, Dayir, Bushire and Henjam)


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1 September 1917

Henjam to Rashidi and at sea.

Lat 25.3, Long 60.2

5.45am: Anchored off Rashidi.

3.45pm: Weighed and proceeded, course West.

11.59pm: A/c N78W.


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2 September 1917

At sea.

Lat 25.6, Long 57.4

10.0am: A/c N72W, Cape Jashk N11E 4.25 miles.

2.0pm: SS Kashmir passed South.

3.30pm: HS Varela passed South for Karachi.

5.50pm: SS Zaida passed South, Bandar Abbas to Muscat.

8.40pm: Quoin I. Light N27W 3miles, a/c N69W.

SS Barpeta passed South, Basra to Bombay.

9.40pm: Stopped Starboard engine for 80 minutes.


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3 September 1917

At sea to Henjam.

Lat 26.65, Long 55.85

1.35am: Anchored, Henjam.

9.58am: SS Pundua in.

10.10am: SS Khosrou sailed.

Received frrom SS Pundua, four bags mail for HMS Juno and one bag for Admiral.

Seven ratings joined ship awaiting passage to Juno.

12.20pm: Pundua out.

4.0pm: SS Kiukiang* (Kuikiang in log) in.

4.30pm: SS Risaldar** left.

8.35pm: Kiukiang sailed.

*(Kiukiang, China Navigation Co, 1898, 2,002 tons, scrapped 1932)

**(Risaldar, the first of two Asiatic SN Co ships of that name, 1912, 4,919 tons, scrapped 1937)


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4 September 1917

Henjam.

Lat 26.65, Long 55.85

5.55am: SS’ Bhadra* and Palamcotta arrived.

Coaling, 65 tons.

Sent mails to Palamcotta.

5.10pm: Palamcotta sailed.

*(Bhadra, the first of two British India SN Co ships of that name, 1897, 599 tons, usually on the River Hooghly service, scrapped in 1919)


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5 September 1917

Henjam.

Lat 26.65, Long 55.85

10.10am: SS Phranang arrived, received mails and fruit.

6.15pm: SS Bhadra sailed.

6.30pm: Sent mails to Dunnedaw for HMS Juno on arrival.

8.30pm: HMS Juno arrived. Discharged seven ratings to same.

First Lieutenant rejoined ship from Juno.


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6 September 1917

Henjam.

Lat 26.65, Long 55.85

7.45am: Persian ship Persepolis arrived.

5.30am: Discharged nine sacks of potatoes to HMS Juno.


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7 September 1917

Henjam and at sea.

Lat 26.65, Long 55.85

1.25pm: Weighed and proceeded.

7.05pm: Stopped, sent skiff to Little Quoin I.

8.20pm: Proceeded.

9.12pm: Stopped, Great Quoin I. N9E 1.25 miles.

11.45pm: PSS Braunfels passed East, Basra to Karachi.


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8 September 1917

Patrol.

Lat 26.5, Long 56.5

1.45am: SS Fook Sang passed, Bombay to Basra.

3.0am: HS Erinpura passed North.

4.15am: Challenged HMS Northbrook

5.0am: HS Ellora passed South.

6.20am: SS Chakla passed, Muscat to Henjam.

9.0am: SS Choy Sang* passed, Karachi to Basra.

10.0am: SS Torila (probably Torilla) passed, Basra to Muscat.

2.49pm: Anchored, Henjam. Received mails from HMS Juno.

4.08pm: Juno proceeded.

Received on board six cases fruit.

*(Choy Sang, the second of two Jardine, Matheson ships of that name, 1902, 2,284 tons, wrecked in a typhoon 1922)


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9 September 1917

Henjam.

Lat 26.65, Long 55.85

Sunday routine.


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10 September 1917

Henjam.

Lat 26.65, Long 55.85

8.52am: HMS Mozaffer in.

Discharged three bags mails to same.


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11 September 1917

Henjam to Lingeh and at sea.

Lat 26.5, Long 55.6

5.30am: RIMS Nearchus arrived.

9.30am. Weighed and proceeded.

5.35pm: Anchored, Lingeh.

7.22pm: Weighed and proceeded.

9.0pm: SS Pundua passed, Basra to Henjam.

11.40pm: Farur I. abeam 2 miles.


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12 September 1917

At sea to Naband Bay.

Lat 26.9, Long 52.9

1.0am: SS Cheong Shing (Sing in log) passed, Bushire to Karachi.

8.45am: SS Saxon passed for Bombay.

5.48pm: Anchored, Naband Bay.


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13 September 1917

Naband Bay.

Lat 27.43, Long 52.6


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14 September 1917

Naband Bay to Nakhl Takki.

Lat 27.43, Long 52.6

1.55pm: Weighed and proceeded.

3.05pm: Anchored off Nakhl Takki.


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15 September 1917

Nakhl Takki, at sea and return.

Lat 27.6, Long 52.0

6.40am: Weighed and proceeded.

11.55am: Stopped and received Abdulla Khan and followers from HMS Britomart. Britomart proceeded.

5.30pm: Anchored, Nakhl Takki.

Discharged Abdulla Khan and followers.


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16 September 1917

Nakhl Takki.

Lat 27.5, Long 52.57

9.30am: Weighed and proceeded to anchorage off Baid Khan (in Naband Bay).


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17 September 1917

Naband Bay.

Lat 27.43, Long 52.6


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18 September 1917

Naband Bay.

Lat 27.43, Long 52.6

4.45pm: Weighed ship’s company.


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19 September 1917

Naband Bay.

Lat 27.43, Long 52.6

10.20am: Shifted berth.


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20 September 1917

Naband Bay to Dayir and at sea.

Lat 27.6, Long 52.3

7.54am: Weighed and proceeded.

3.40pm: Anchored ½ mile off Dayir (now Daiyir).

9.0pm: Weighed and proceeded.


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21 September 1917

At sea to Bushire.

Lat 28.2, Long 51.1

8.0pm: Anchored, Bushire.


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22 September 1917

Bushire and at sea.

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8

Coaling, 127 tons.

8.0am: SS Derwent arrived.

9.30am: HMS Lawrence arrived. Received mails from same.

1.30pm: Received six boxes of ammunition for Persian ship Persepolis.

Discharged to HMS Lawrence, four bags of mails, two cases of 4” and one case of 12 pdr cordite for heat test.

8.03pm: Weighed and proceeded.


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23 September 1917

At sea to Dayir.

Lat 27.82, Long 51.94

12.22pm: Anchored ½ mile off Dayir.

4.30pm: HE Darya Beggi visited.


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24 September 1917

Dayir.

Lat 27.82, Long 51.94


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25 September 1917

Dayir and at sea towards Henjam.

Lat 27.6, Long 52.2

5.30am: Discharged three boxes of .303 ammunition to Persepolis.

5.40am: Persepolis sailed.

9.05am: Weighed and proceeded.

10.0pm: Signalled Swedish steamer Lygun, Basra to New York.


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26 September 1917

At sea to Henjam.

Lat 26.4, Long 55.2

1.15am: SS Mutlak passed for Basra.

3.45am: SS Janus* passed, Basra to Bombay.

5.30am: SS Layani passed West.

4.0pm: Stopped off Ras Turkun.

5.0pm: Proceeded.

7.0pm: Anchored, Henjam Lt S42W 5 cables.

*(Janus, British India SN Co, 1902, 4.824 tons, destroyed by fire, 1932)


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27 September 1917

Henjam to Ras Tarkun and return.

Lat 26.6, Long 55.7

3.30am: Discharged mails to Azerbaijan

4.0am: Weighed and proceeded.

6.15am: Anchored off Ras Tarkun.

6.42am: HMS Northbrook anchored.

Received mails for HMS Juno and 41 cases of fruit for Bramble.

11.10am: Northbrook left.

11.35am: Weighed and proceeded.

2.0pm: Anchored, Henjam.


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28 September 1917

Henjam.

Lat 26.65, Long 55.85

Coaling, 70 tons.

11.40am: CPO Goldsmith sustained a compound fracture of the right ankle.

4.45pm: Inquiry held onboard as to accident to CPO Goldsmith.

7.15pm: SS Sant Tookaram* arrived and anchored.

*(Sant Tookaram, a UK passenger ship, sank 60 miles South of Bombay in 15/11/27 with the loss of 118 lives)


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29 September 1917

Henjam.

Lat 26.65, Long 55.85

8.45am: SS Sant Tookaram (Tookaran in log) sailed.

10.15am: FM Rosaleen arrived.

In pm: Taking in stores.

2.30pm: Discharged one bag books to Rosaleen for RA Basra No 438. Discharged two boxes of fruit to same.

Sent two bags of mails to Azerbaijan.

7.20pm: Rosaleen sailed.


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30 September 1917

Henjam.

Lat 26.65, Long 55.85

2.20pm: Discharged CPO Goldsmith and Ord. Seaman Donoghue to HS Sicilia on her arrival

3.20pm: Sicilia sailed.


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LOGS FOR OCTOBER 1917

(Henjam and Muscat)


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Cover, Adm. 53/36006, signed by Lt (N) DH Williams RNR and Act. Cdr JEP Bickford.


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1 October 1917

Henjam.

Lat 26.65, Long 55.85

6.10am: SS Chengtu* arrived. Sent three bags of mails to same.

10.15am: Chengtu left.

10.30am: AB Jarvis lent from Azerbaijan for medical treatment.

*(Chengtu, the first of four China Navigation Co ships of this name. 1914, 2,219 tons, scuttled HK 1941, salvaged and renamed Seito Maru, mined and sunk 1944)


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2 October 1917

Henjam.

Lat 26.65, Long 55.85

6.30am: SS Ramapoora* arrived.

3.0pm: Ramapoora sailed.

*(Ramapoora, British India SN Co, 1887, 857 tons, used on the Euphrates in 1914, scrapped 1919)


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3 October 1917

Henjam to Ras Tarkun and return.

Lat 26.6, Long 55.6

6.45am: HMS Lawrence arrived.

9.10am: Consul General boarded.

9.40am: Weighed and proceeded.

11.59am: Anchored 1,300 yds off Ras Tarkun. 12.25pm: Consul General landed.

5.12pm: Consul General returned.

5.15pm: Weighed and proceeded.

7.15pm: Anchored, Henjam.

10.15pm: Consul General left for HMS Lawrence.


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4 October 1917

Henjam to Lingeh.

Lat 26.4, Long 56.5

5.30am: HMS Lawrence sailed.

8.0am: Weighed and proceeded.

3.55pm: Anchored, Lingeh.


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5 October 1917

Lingeh and at sea.

Lat 26.55, Long 54.9

8.35am: Sultan of Muscat's Yacht Nour-el-Bahr arrived.

10.55pm: Weighed and proceeded, S64E.


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6 October 1917

Lingeh to Henjam.

Lat 26.65, Long 55.85

7.40am: Anchored, Henjam.

12.25pm: SS Palitana arrived. Received mails for HMS’ Lawrence, Juno and Bramble.

2.05pm: Palitana sailed.

2.15pm: Four ratings joined for passage to Juno.


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7 October 1917

Henjam.

Lat 26.65, Long 55.85

11.35am. Yacht Nour-el-Bahr arrived.

2.35pm: Nour-el-Bahr sailed.

3.30pm: SS San Francisco Xavier arrived.


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8 October 1917

Henjam.

Lat 26.65, Long 55.85

5.40am: SS Sant Tookaram arrived.

9.55am: SS San Francisco-Xavier sailed.

10.0am: AB Jarvis discharged to Azerbaijan.

1.50pm: Sant Tookaram left.

2.55pm: RIMS Nearchus arrived.

4.40pm: Weighed and proceeded.

6.25pm: Quoin I. light S75E.

9.30pm: SS Lady McCullum (towing) passed West.


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9 October 1917

At sea to Bungi and at sea.

Lat 26.0, Long 57.1

1.30am: SS Fooksang passed, Karachi to Basra.

2.0am: HS Varsova passed for Basra.

7.10am: Anchored, Bungi.

8.40am: HMS Lawrence arrived. Discharged to same three boxes of .303 ammunition, wire slings, mails and ten boxes of fruit.

10.0am: Weighed and proceeded, N46W.

4.05pm: A/c S34E.

7.30pm: Four paddle tugs passed North.


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10 October 1917

At sea to Muscat and at sea.

Lat 24.4, Long 58.2

12.50am: Transport Elephanta passed, Bombay to Basra.

6.30pm: Anchored, Muscat.

8.0pm: Five Seedies broke out of ship.

8.20pm: Discharged three Seedies to shore.

Landed mails.

9.45pm: Weighed and proceeded, N36W.


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11 October 1917

At sea.

Lat 25.1, Long 57.4

9.0pm: SS Bamora passed South.

10.0pm: Stopped and transferred four ratings and 17 bags of mails to SS Varzin for Bombay and HMS Juno.

11.30pm: Proceeded.


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12 October 1917

At sea towards Muscat.

Lat 25.1, Long 57.5

2.15am: SS Chakla passed North.

11.30am: Hospital Paddle ship No 11 passed North from Muscat.

11.59am: SS Scottier passed, Karachi to Basra.


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13 October 1917

At sea to Muscat.

Lat 23.63, Long 58.57

6.39am: Anchored, Muscat.

Coaling, 117 tons.

2.30pm: Absentee Seedies returned on board.

4.0pm: Five Seedies discharged to shore.

11.55am: Hospital boat No 11 sailed.

12.35pm: Hospital boat No 5 sailed.


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14 October 1917

Muscat.

Lat 23.63, Long 58.57

1.50am: Paddler S40 arrived.

10.25am: S40 sailed.

10.15pm: Sultan's yacht arrived and anchored.


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15 October 1917

Muscat.

Lat 23.63, Long 58.57

5.20pm: SS Susetta arrived.

9.0pm: Concert held onboard.


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16 October 1917

Muscat.

Lat 23.63, Long 58.57

10.20am: Received fruit and stores from SS Susetta.

5.25pm: SS Rosaleen arrived.


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17 October 1917

Muscat and at sea towards Jashk.

Lat 23.63, Long 58.57

7.55am: Received five cases of wine for Henjam.

11.20am: SS Susetta left.

Received mails, then sent mails to mail steamer on arrival.

6.27pm: Weighed and proceeded.


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18 October 1917

At sea to Jashk and at sea.

Lat 25.6, Long 57.8

4.0am: SS Sandakan passed, Bombay to Basra.

10.50am: Anchored, Jashk.

12.55pm: Weighed and proceeded.

4.50pm: Kuh-i-mubarak N25E, 6 miles. SS Hai Sang passed, Basra to Karachi.

7.30pm: Sir Harvey Adamson passed, Basra to Bombay.

10.0pm: SS Chusan passed, Basra to Bombay.

11.59pm: Little Quoin I. Lt North, 2.25 miles.


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19 October 1917

At sea to Ras Tarkun and on patrol.

Lat 26.6, Long 55.6

8.15am: Anchored off Ras Tarkun.

2.35pm: Weighed and proceeded, courses South of East.

7.0pm: Stopped.

7.15pm: SS Eastern passed, Henjam to Zanzibar.


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20 October 1917

On patrol and Henjam.

Lat 26.5, Long 56.3

5.30am: Franz Ferdinand passed from Bombay.

9.40am: Boarded SS Marathon. Transferred one bag of mails for C-in-C East Indies.

10.0am: Proceeded.

12.45pm: Anchored, Henjam. Received mails and fruit.

3.0pm: SS Ramapoora arrived.


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21 October 1917

Henjam.

Lat 26.65, Long 55.85

6.0am: SS Ramapoora sailed.


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22 October 1917

Henjam.

Lat 26.65, Long 55.85

12.30pm: SS Kepong arrived.


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23 October 1917

Henjam.

Lat 26.65, Long 55.85

6.15am: SS Sant Tookaram (SS Tookaran in log) arrived.

7.35am: ST No 7 arrived.

Coaling, 68 tons.

12.05pm: Sant Tookaram sailed.


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24 October 1917

Henjam.

Lat 26.65, Long 55.85

5.13am: SS San Francisco Xavier arrived with two lighters in tow.

10.0am: Azerbaijan with First Lt onboard left for Bandar Abbas.

11.20am: San Francisco Xavier sailed.


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25 October 1917

Henjam.

Lat 26.65, Long 55.85

4.45am: Azerbaijan arrived, received fruit and mails.

9.20am: Hands reeving topgallant mast ropes.

9.30am: SS Chakla arrived.

9.45am: SS Merannio arrived.

10.40am: Chakla left.

12.50pm: SS Kwong Sang* (Kwong-Sing in log) arrived.

1.27pm: Weighed and proceeded, S69W.

4.10pm: Anchored 950 yds from shore (off Ras Tarkun).

*(Kwong Sang, Jardine, Matheson, 1902, 2,283 tons, sunk 1931 in typhoon North of Foochow)


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26 October 1917

Ras Tarkun and at sea towards Muscat.

Lat 26.6, Long 55.6

10.15am: Hands reeving anchor gear.

1.0pm: Weighed and proceeded, S78E.

3.30pm: SS Hai Ching passed, Bandar Abbas to Basra.

4.0pm: SS Kwong Sang passed from Henjam.

10.30pm: SS Janus passed, Basra to Karachi.


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27 October 1917

At sea.

Lat 25.1, Long 57.5

Course S37E all day.


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28 October 1917

At sea to Muscat.

Lat 23.63, Long 58.57

4.0pm: Anchored, Muscat Cove.

Received mails from shore.


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29 October 1917

Muscat.

Lat 23.63, Long 58.57

Ord. Seamen to boat sailing instruction.


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30 October 1917

Muscat.

Lat 23.63, Long 58.57

Royal Marines to infantry drill.


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31 October 1917

Muscat.

Lat 23.63, Long 58.57

10.15pm: HS Loyalty passed bound for Malta.


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LOGS FOR NOVEMBER 1917

(Muscat and Bombay for refit)


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4caf8484cadfd34197008006: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36007/ADM 53-36007-001_1.jpg)

Front cover, Adm. 53/36007, signed by Lt (N) DH Williams RNR and Act. Cdr JEP Bickford.

4caf8484cadfd34197008007: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36007/ADM 53-36007-002_0.jpg)


4caf8484cadfd34197008008: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36007/ADM 53-36007-002_1.jpg)


1 November 1917

Muscat.

Lat 23.63, Long 58.57

6.25am: Commenced coaling.

7.30am: Hands to bathe. Tested Carley float.

8.50am: Hands employed as requisite.

9.40am: Finished coaling, received 55 tons.

Hands employed cleaning ship.

3.30pm: Secure. Leave to Starboard watch, 4.30 to 6.30pm.

5.20pm: Hands to bathe.

6.45pm: Libertymen returned.

9.0pm: Rounds and signal books correct.

One main boiler in use.


4caf8484cadfd34197008009: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36007/ADM 53-36007-003_0.jpg)


2 November 1917

Muscat.

Lat 23.63, Long 58.57

2.20pm: SS Susetta arrived. Received stores and mail.


4caf8484cadfd3419700800a: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36007/ADM 53-36007-003_1.jpg)


3 November 1917

Muscat.

Lat 23.63, Long 58.57

10.20am: HMS Dufferin* arrived. Recived one cask of rum from same.

*(Dufferin, An RIM troopship, 1904, 7,457 tons, sold 1955)


4caf8484cadfd3419700800b: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36007/ADM 53-36007-004_0.jpg)


4 November 1917

Muscat.

Lat 23.63, Long 58.57

7.55am: SS Chenab arrived.

9.55am: Chenab sailed.

7.35am: Received mail from HMS Dufferin for passage, same sailed.


4caf8484cadfd3419700800c: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36007/ADM 53-36007-004_1.jpg)


5 November 1917

Muscat.

Lat 23.63, Long 58.57

1.55pm: Discharged mails to SS Susetta.

2.0pm: Working party sent to cemetery.


4caf8484cadfd3419700800d: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36007/ADM 53-36007-005_0.jpg)


6 November 1917

Muscat and at sea towards Chahbar.

Lat 23.8, Long 58.8

7.0am: SS Bandra* and PT 14 arrived.

8.05am: One native officer and one trooper joined for passage to Jashk.

9.30am: HS 74 with FB1 (?) in tow arrived.

9.40am: Weighed and proceeded, course N44E.

12.05pm: SS Minnetonka (Minnitonka in log) passed, Marseilles to Basra.

6.45pm: SS Sofala passed, Basra to Bombay.

*(Bandra, British India Steam Navigation Co, 1910, 3,284 tons, scrapped 1951)


4caf8484cadfd3419700800e: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36007/ADM 53-36007-005_1.jpg)


7 November 1917

At sea to Chahbar and at sea towards Jashk.

Lat 25.3, Long 60.6

8.19am: Anchored, Chahbar. Discharged mails to shore.

12.40pm: Weighed and proceeded.

4.25pm: Anchored off Ras Rashid.

5.45pm: Weighed and proceeded, course S87W.


4caf8484cadfd3419700800f: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36007/ADM 53-36007-006_0.jpg)


8 November 1917

At sea to Jashk and at sea.

Lat 25.6, Long 57.8

1.45am: SS Dwarka (towing) passed, Bushire to Karachi.

11.15am: Anchored and discharged mails to shore (at Jashk). Received mails, one native officer and three natives.

1.30pm: Weighed and proceeded, course S23E.

3.15pm: SS Bankura passed, Karachi to Basra.

4.0pm: HS Varsova passed, Bombay to Basra.


4caf8484cadfd34197008010: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36007/ADM 53-36007-006_1.jpg)


9 November 1917

At sea to Muscat

Lat 23.63, Long 58.57

5.55am: Anchored, Muscat. Discharged to shore, one native officer and three troopers.

Coaling, 62 tons.

8.05am: SS Ivy left.

10.30am: SS Palitana arrived.

Received mails and fruit for HMS Dufferin.

1.45pm: Palitana sailed.

2.0pm: SS Innamincka arrived.

3.0pm: Hands housing topgallant masts.


4caf8484cadfd34197008011: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36007/ADM 53-36007-007_0.jpg)


10 November 1917

Muscat.

Lat 23.63, Long 58.57

Discharged mails for shore to Karachi.


4caf8484cadfd34197008012: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36007/ADM 53-36007-007_1.jpg)


11 November 1917

Muscat.

Lat 23.63, Long 58.57

10.15am: SS Ching Tu arrived.

6.10pm: Ching Tu sailed.


4caf8484cadfd34197008013: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36007/ADM 53-36007-008_0.jpg)


12 November 1917

Muscat and at sea towards Bombay.

Lat 23.6, Long 58.7 (Lat 73 36N in log)

5.55am: HMS Dufferin arrived. Discharged fruit to same.

Received mails from same for Bombay.

9.35am: Admiral visited ship for inspection.

11.03am: Weighed and proceeded, course S66E.


4caf8484cadfd34197008014: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36007/ADM 53-36007-008_1.jpg)


13 November 1917

At sea.

Lat 21.9, Long 62.4

1.15am: Watch pumping out ER bilges.


4caf8484cadfd34197008015: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36007/ADM 53-36007-009_0.jpg)


14 November 1917

At sea.

Lat 20.3, Long 66.0


4caf8484cadfd34197008016: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36007/ADM 53-36007-009_1.jpg)


15 November 1917

At sea.

Lat 18.6, Long 69.4

9.10am: Aired blue clothing.

4.30pm: Hygiene lecture.

10.30pm: SS Aronda passed, Bombay to Basra.


4caf8484cadfd34197008017: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36007/ADM 53-36007-010_0.jpg)


16 November 1917

At sea to Bombay.

Lat 18.7, Long 72.6

9.06am: Entered approach channel.

12.20pm: Entered swept channel.

2.55pm: Made fast to North Transport buoy, Bombay.


4caf8484cadfd34197008018: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36007/ADM 53-36007-010_1.jpg)


17 November 1917

Bombay.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

Hands getting out ammunition into lighter (always a preliminary to docking)


4caf8484cadfd34197008019: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36007/ADM 53-36007-011_0.jpg)


18 November 1917

Bombay.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

Sunday routine.


4caf8484cadfd3419700801a: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36007/ADM 53-36007-011_1.jpg)


19 November 1917

Bombay.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

8.0am: S/Lt Wright joined ship.

Lt Southwell left ship

Hands preparing for dockyard and returning boats to same.

12.45pm: Slipped and proceeded into basin.

Drew fires in main boilers.

Hands left ship for sailor's home.


4caf8484cadfd3419700801b: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36007/ADM 53-36007-012_0.jpg)


20 November 1917

Bombay dockyard.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

(For the next 10 weeks, Bramble is in the RIM dockyard, with her crew billeted ashore. There is no record in the log of the work that is carried out. Routine entries are the arrival and departure of the dockyard workers and the crew and the testing of fire appliances, omitted here.)


4caf8484cadfd3419700801c: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36007/ADM 53-36007-012_1.jpg)


21 November 1917

Bombay dockyard.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

Discharged seven Seedies to shore. Native labour employed in stokehold.


4caf8484cadfd3419700801d: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36007/ADM 53-36007-013_0.jpg)


22 November 1917

Bombay dockyard.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87


4caf8484cadfd3419700801e: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36007/ADM 53-36007-013_1.jpg)


23 November 1917

Bombay dockyard.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87


4caf8484cadfd3419700801f: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36007/ADM 53-36007-014_0.jpg)


24 November 1917

Bombay dockyard.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87


4caf8484cadfd34197008020: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36007/ADM 53-36007-014_1.jpg)


25 November 1917

Bombay dockyard.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87


4caf8484cadfd34197008021: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36007/ADM 53-36007-015_0.jpg)


26 November 1917

Bombay dockyard.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87


4caf8484cadfd34197008022: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36007/ADM 53-36007-015_1.jpg)


27 November 1917

Bombay dockyard.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87


4caf8484cadfd34197008023: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36007/ADM 53-36007-016_0.jpg)


28 November 1917

Bombay dockyard.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87


4caf8484cadfd34197008024: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36007/ADM 53-36007-016_1.jpg)


29 November 1917

Bombay dockyard.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87


4caf8484cadfd34197008025: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36007/ADM 53-36007-017_0.jpg)


30 November 1917

Bombay dockyard.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

9.0am: Ship paid off.


4caf8484cadfd34197008026: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36007/ADM 53-36007-017_1.jpg)

4caf8484cadfd34197008027: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36007/ADM 53-36007-018_0.jpg)

4caf8484cadfd34197008028: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36007/ADM 53-36007-018_1.jpg)



LOGS FOR DECEMBER 1917

(Bombay for refit)


4caf8484cadfd34197008029: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36008/ADM 53-36008-001_0.jpg)

4caf8484cadfd3419700802a: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36008/ADM 53-36008-001_1.jpg)

Cover, Adm. 53/36008, signed by Lt (N) DH Williams RNR and Act. Cdr JEP Bickford.

4caf8484cadfd3419700802b: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36008/ADM 53-36008-002_0.jpg)


4caf8484cadfd3419700802c: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36008/ADM 53-36008-002_1.jpg)


1 December 1917

Bombay dockyard.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

Recommissioned ship.


4caf8484cadfd3419700802d: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36008/ADM 53-36008-003_0.jpg)


2 December 1917

Bombay dockyard.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87


4caf8484cadfd3419700802e: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36008/ADM 53-36008-003_1.jpg)


3 December 1917

Bombay dockyard.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87


4caf8484cadfd3419700802f: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36008/ADM 53-36008-004_0.jpg)


4 December 1917

Bombay dockyard.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87


4caf8484cadfd34197008030: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36008/ADM 53-36008-004_1.jpg)


5 December 1917

Bombay dockyard.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87


4caf8484cadfd34197008031: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36008/ADM 53-36008-005_0.jpg)


6 December 1917

Bombay dockyard.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87


4caf8484cadfd34197008032: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36008/ADM 53-36008-005_1.jpg)


7 December 1917

Bombay dockyard.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87


4caf8484cadfd34197008033: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36008/ADM 53-36008-006_0.jpg)


8 December 1917

Bombay dockyard.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87


4caf8484cadfd34197008034: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36008/ADM 53-36008-006_1.jpg)


9 December 1917

Bombay dockyard.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87


4caf8484cadfd34197008035: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36008/ADM 53-36008-007_0.jpg)


10 December 1917

Bombay dockyard.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87


4caf8484cadfd34197008036: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36008/ADM 53-36008-007_1.jpg)


11 December 1917

Bombay dockyard.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87


4caf8484cadfd34197008037: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36008/ADM 53-36008-008_0.jpg)


12 December 1917

Bombay dockyard.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

General holiday at dockyard.


4caf8484cadfd34197008038: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36008/ADM 53-36008-008_1.jpg)


13 December 1917

Bombay dockyard.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87


4caf8484cadfd34197008039: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36008/ADM 53-36008-009_0.jpg)


14 December 1917

Bombay dockyard.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87


4caf8484cadfd3419700803a: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36008/ADM 53-36008-009_1.jpg)


15 December 1917

Bombay dockyard.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87


4caf8484cadfd3419700803b: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36008/ADM 53-36008-010_0.jpg)


16 December 1917

Bombay dockyard.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

Surgeon Clarke, Art. Eng. Green and 55 Ratings joined ship. Five CPOs joined ship.


4caf8485cadfd3419700803c: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36008/ADM 53-36008-010_1.jpg)


17 December 1917

Bombay dockyard.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

In pm: Hands given 48 hours leave,


4caf8485cadfd3419700803d: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36008/ADM 53-36008-011_0.jpg)


18 December 1917

Bombay dockyard.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

Ship moved into Duncan drydock.


4caf8485cadfd3419700803e: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36008/ADM 53-36008-011_1.jpg)


19 December 1917

Bombay dockyard.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87


4caf8485cadfd3419700803f: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36008/ADM 53-36008-012_0.jpg)


20 December 1917

Bombay dockyard.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87


4caf8485cadfd34197008040: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36008/ADM 53-36008-012_1.jpg)


21 December 1917

Bombay dockyard.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87


4caf8485cadfd34197008041: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36008/ADM 53-36008-013_0.jpg)


22 December 1917

Bombay dockyard.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87


4caf8485cadfd34197008042: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36008/ADM 53-36008-013_1.jpg)


23 December 1917

Bombay dockyard.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

Hands attend divine service at Cathedral.


4caf8485cadfd34197008043: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36008/ADM 53-36008-014_0.jpg)


24 December 1917

Bombay dockyard.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87


4caf8485cadfd34197008044: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36008/ADM 53-36008-014_1.jpg)


25 December 1917

Bombay dockyard.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

Hands attended Divine service at the Cathedral


4caf8485cadfd34197008045: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36008/ADM 53-36008-015_0.jpg)


26 December 1917

Bombay dockyard.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

Hands stowing cable.


4caf8485cadfd34197008046: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36008/ADM 53-36008-015_1.jpg)


27 December 1917

Bombay dockyard.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

9.15am: Dock flooded to allow steamer to pass out.


4caf8485cadfd34197008047: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36008/ADM 53-36008-016_0.jpg)


28 December 1917

Bombay dockyard.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87


4caf8485cadfd34197008048: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36008/ADM 53-36008-016_1.jpg)


29 December 1917

Bombay dockyard.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

Mail party left for mail ship.


4caf8485cadfd34197008049: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36008/ADM 53-36008-017_0.jpg)


30 December 1917

Bombay dockyard.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87


4caf8485cadfd3419700804a: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36008/ADM 53-36008-017_1.jpg)


31 December 1917

Bombay dockyard.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87


4caf8485cadfd3419700804b: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36008/ADM 53-36008-018_0.jpg)

4caf8485cadfd3419700804c: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36008/ADM 53-36008-018_1.jpg)


THE VOYAGES OF HMS BRAMBLE 1918

JP map Bramble 1918

LOGS FOR JANUARY 1918

(Bombay for refit)


4caf8485cadfd3419700804d: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36009/ADM 53-36009-001_0.jpg)

4caf8485cadfd3419700804e: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36009/ADM 53-36009-001_1.jpg)

Cover, Adm. 53/36009, signed by Lt (N) DH Williams RNR and Act. Cdr JEP Bickford.

4caf8485cadfd3419700804f: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36009/ADM 53-36009-002_0.jpg)


4caf8485cadfd34197008050: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36009/ADM 53-36009-002_1.jpg)


1 January 1918

Bombay dockyard.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

General holiday observed in the dockyard.


4caf8485cadfd34197008051: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36009/ADM 53-36009-003_0.jpg)


2 January 1918

Bombay dockyard.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

Hands paid quarterly wages.


4caf8485cadfd34197008052: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36009/ADM 53-36009-003_1.jpg)


3 January 1918

Bombay dockyard.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

Read warrant No 1.


4caf8485cadfd34197008053: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36009/ADM 53-36009-004_0.jpg)


4 January 1918

Bombay dockyard.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87


4caf8485cadfd34197008054: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36009/ADM 53-36009-004_1.jpg)


5 January 1918

Bombay dockyard.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87


4caf8485cadfd34197008055: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36009/ADM 53-36009-005_0.jpg)


6 January 1918

Bombay dockyard.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87


4caf8485cadfd34197008056: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36009/ADM 53-36009-005_1.jpg)


7 January 1918

Bombay dockyard.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87


4caf8485cadfd34197008057: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36009/ADM 53-36009-006_0.jpg)


8 January 1918

Bombay dockyard.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87


4caf8485cadfd34197008058: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36009/ADM 53-36009-006_1.jpg)


9 January 1918

Bombay dockyard.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87


4caf8485cadfd34197008059: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36009/ADM 53-36009-007_0.jpg)


10 January 1918

Bombay dockyard.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87


4caf8485cadfd3419700805a: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36009/ADM 53-36009-007_1.jpg)


11 January 1918

Bombay dockyard.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87


4caf8485cadfd3419700805b: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36009/ADM 53-36009-008_0.jpg)


12 January 1918

Bombay dockyard.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

In am: Left drydock and secured in basin.


4caf8485cadfd3419700805c: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36009/ADM 53-36009-008_1.jpg)


13 January 1918

Bombay dockyard.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87


4caf8485cadfd3419700805d: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36009/ADM 53-36009-009_0.jpg)


14 January 1918

Bombay dockyard.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87


4caf8485cadfd3419700805e: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36009/ADM 53-36009-009_1.jpg)


15 January 1918

Bombay dockyard.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

Hands storing ship.


4caf8485cadfd3419700805f: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36009/ADM 53-36009-010_0.jpg)


16 January 1918

Bombay dockyard.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87


4caf8485cadfd34197008060: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36009/ADM 53-36009-010_1.jpg)


17 January 1918

Bombay dockyard.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

Read warrants Nos 2, 3 and 4.


4caf8485cadfd34197008061: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36009/ADM 53-36009-011_0.jpg)


18 January 1918

Bombay dockyard.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

Hands storing ship and hoisting in all boats.


4caf8485cadfd34197008062: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36009/ADM 53-36009-011_1.jpg)


19 January 1918

Bombay dockyard.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87


4caf8485cadfd34197008063: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36009/ADM 53-36009-012_0.jpg)


20 January 1918

Bombay dockyard.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87


4caf8485cadfd34197008064: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36009/ADM 53-36009-012_1.jpg)


21 January 1918

Bombay dockyard.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87


4caf8485cadfd34197008065: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36009/ADM 53-36009-013_0.jpg)


22 January 1918

Bombay dockyard.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87


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23 January 1918

Bombay dockyard.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87


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24 January 1918

Bombay dockyard.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87


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25 January 1918

Bombay dockyard.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

In am: Raised steam on main boilers. Hands ammunitioning ship.

Noon: Commenced basin trial.

5.15pm Finished basin trial. Drew boiler fires.


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26 January 1918

Bombay dockyard.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87


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27 January 1918

Bombay dockyard.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87


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28 January 1918

Bombay.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

Raised steam on main boilers.

Proceeded to sea for full speed trials.

2.20pm: Returned and secured to no 1 buoy.


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29 January 1918

Bombay.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

Coaling. Exercised general quarters.

In pm: Football party and liberty men landed.


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30 January 1918

Bombay.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

SBA CW France joined ship.

In pm: Football party and liberty men landed.


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31 January 1918

Bombay and at sea towards Henjam.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

In am: Flag Captain inspected ship. Various evolutions carried out.

12.20pm: Slipped and proceeded.

6.0pm: Passed Bombay approach channel light ship. Courses West of North.


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LOGS FOR FEBRUARY 1918

(Henjam, Muscat, Lingeh, Bandar Abbas and Muscat)


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Cover, Adm. 53/36010, signed by Lt (N) DH Williams RNR and Cdr JEP Bickford.

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Mercurial barometer. Maker P. Adie No. A/M 694 Height of cistern above sea, 23Ft. Error nil.

Thermometers for air temperatures on boat deck, in screen: Wet A/M 2815, Dry A/M2814

Thermometer for sea temperature: A/M 10859


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1 February 1918

At sea.

Lat 20.4, Long 71.7

6.52am: Commenced searching for submerged dhow.

3.45pm: Stopped and boarded dhow.


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2 February 1918

At sea.

Lat 20.2, Long 71.4

7.40am: Stopped and boarded dhow.

11.50am: Steering gear broke down.

12.10pm: Stopped to repair steering gear (35 mins).


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3 February 1918

At sea.

Lat 21.5, Long 68.2


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4 February 1918

At sea.

Lat 22.8, Long 64.8


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5 February 1918

At sea.

Lat 24.0, Long 61.6


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6 February 1918

At sea.

Lat 25.6, Long 57.6

2.30am: HMS Dufferin passed West, Karachi to Shatt-al-arab.

11.10am: Cape Jashk abeam 7 miles.

11.05pm: Quoin I. light abeam 1.5 miles.


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7 February 1918

At sea to Henjam and at sea towards Muscat.

Lat 26.65, Long 55.85

6.40am: Anchored, Henjam.

Completed with coal.

4.10pm: Weighed and proceeded, courses SE’ly.

8.06pm: Quoin I. Light N3W 2 miles.


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8 February 1918

At sea to Muscat.

Lat 24.3, Long 58.1

4.0pm: Sighted HMS Sapphire proceeding into Muscat.

5.20pm: Anchored off Muscat.


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9 February 1918

Muscat.

Lat 23.63, Long 58.57

In am: Discharged one marine rating to hospital.

In pm: Held Naval Court on Master of SS Devon.


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10 February 1918

Muscat.

Lat 23.63, Long 58.57

Sunday routine.


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11 February 1918

Muscat.

Lat 23.63, Long 58.57

6.30am: Weighed and proceeded into harbour.

7.0am: Anchored.

2.0pm: HMS Dufferin arrived. Discharged one Ord. Seaman to same.

8.0pm: HMS Bee arrived. (Bee is on her way to the China station, via Bombay and Colombo. On this stage of her journey she appears to be accompanied by HMS Dufferin. These insect class gunboats were invariably shepherded by larger vessels on ocean voyages, due to their small bunkers and general unsuitability for the open sea. Later history here.)


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12 February 1918

Muscat.

Lat 23.63, Long 58.57

7.0pm: HMS’ Dufferin and Bee sailed.


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13 February 1918

Muscat and at sea towards Jashk.

Lat 23.63, Long 58.57

In am: Completed with coal.

11.0am: HMS Sapphire sailed.

5.0pm: Weighed and proceeded, course N23W.


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14 February 1918

At sea towards Henjam via Jashk.

Lat 25.6, Long 57.7

8.25am: Anchored off Jashk.

11.15am: Weighed and proceeded.

4.0pm: Kuh-i-Mubarak N24E 8 miles. Slowed for .303 aiming rifle practice.


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15 February 1918

At sea to Henjam.

Lat 26.65, Long 55.85

7.0am: Anchored, Henjam.


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16 February 1918

Henjam.

Lat 26.65, Long 55.85

2.30pm: Landed cricket party.


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17 February 1918

Henjam.

Lat 26.65, Long 55.85

Ship’s company mustered by open list. ( A muster where each crew member reports name, number, rank and duty aboard. Originally designed to counteract the practice of having non-existent men on the list, so that the purser could draw their pay and benefits. Possibly by this time a survival demanded by custom and standing orders. A nice account of it in 1940 here.)


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18 February 1918

Henjam.

Lat 26.65, Long 55.85


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19 February 1918

Henjam.

Lat 26.65, Long 55.85

Coaling, 57 tons.


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20 February 1918

Henjam.

Lat 26.65, Long 55.85

Exercised “out kedge anchor”.


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21 February 1918

Henjam to Lingeh.

Lat 26.5, Long 55.6

8.45am: Weighed and proceeded.

4.40am: Anchored, Lingeh.


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22 February 1918

Lingeh to Henjam sound.

Lat 26.6, Long 55.7

7.0am: Weighed and proceeded.

11.0am: Stopped and boarded SS Chakla. One stoker joined ship.

In pm: Exercised general quarters and carried out aiming rifle practice.

4.10pm: Anchored, Henjam sound.


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23 February 1918

Henjam.

Lat 26.65, Long 55.85


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24 February 1918

Henjam.

Lat 26.65, Long 55.85

Sunday routine.


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25 February 1918

Henjam to Bandar Abbas.

Lat 26.8, Long 56.3

9.05am: Weighed and proceeded.

3.45pm: Anchored, Bandar Abbas.


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26 February 1918

Bandar Abbas and at sea towards Muscat.

Lat 27.18, Long 56.3

2.10pm: Weighed and proceeded, launch Vishnu in tow.

8.47pm: Quoin I. light abeam 7 miles.


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27 February 1918

At sea.

Lat 25.1, Long 57.6

5.30pm: Stopped and examined Vishnu.


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28 February 1918

At sea to Muscat.

Lat 23.63, Long 58.57

6.20am: Anchored, Muscat Cove.

Coaling, 52 tons.

10.20am: HMS Sapphire sailed.

One Private RMLI rejoined ship from hospital.


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LOGS FOR MARCH 1918

(Muscat, Henjam, Kais I., Henjam, Bushire, Bulkhair, Karri, Dayir and Bushire)


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Cover, Adm. 53/36011, signed by Lt (N) DH Williams RNR and Act. Cdr JEP Bickford.

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Mercurial barometer. Maker P. Adie No. A/M 694 Height of cistern above sea, 23Ft. Error nil.

Thermometers for air temperatures on boat deck, in screen: Wet A/M 2815, Dry A/M 2814

Thermometer for sea temperature: A/M 10859


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1 March 1918

Muscat.

Lat 23.63, Long 58.57

6.0am: Hands clean ship.

9.10am: Divisions and prayers.

Received english mail and paid monthly wages.

Mr Randall, Gunner, joined ship.

4.0pm: Evening quarters. Landed liberty men.

6.30pm: Liberty men returned.

9.0pm: Rounds and signal books correct.

One boiler in use.


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2 March 1918

Muscat.

Lat 23.63, Long 58.57


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3 March 1918

Muscat.

Lat 23.63, Long 58.57

Sunday routine.


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4 March 1918

Muscat and at sea towards Henjam.

Lat 23.63, Long 58.57

In am: Hands painting ship.

6.30pm: Weighed and proceeded.


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5 March 1918

At sea to Henjam.

Lat 25.9, Long 56.9

4.0pm: Passed through Fakal Asad Strait.

7.35pm: Anchored, Henjam.


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6 March 1918

Henjam and at sea towards Kais Island.

Lat 26.65, Long 55.85

In pm: Medical lecture given by Surgeon Clarke to ship's company.

Mr Isaac, Gunner, discharged from ship.

6.30pm: Weighed and proceeded.

11.0pm: Tanb I. Lt abeam, 4.5 miles.


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7 March 1918

At sea to Kais Island.

Lat 26.55, Long 53.89

11.50am: Anchored off West Pt of Kais I., SS Kamuning aground there.

Hands employed preparing ship for towing purposes.


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8 March 1918

Kais I.

Lat 26.55, Long 53.89

9.0am: Shifted berth to 400 yds from SS Kamuning.

Hands securing hawsers to Kamuning.

9.30pm: Commenced trying to tow Kamuning off ground.

10.30pm: Secured.


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9 March 1918

Kais I. and at sea towards Henjam.

Lat 26.55, Long 53.89

7.0am: Commenced towing, engines working at 190 revs.

9.50am: SS Kamuning floated and anchored in deep water.

9.30pm: Weighed and proceeded.


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10 March 1918

At sea to Henjam Sound.

Lat 26.65, Long 55.85

4.30am: Sighted Tanb I. Lt, S82E.

11.50am: Anchored, Henjam Sound.


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11 March 1918

Henjam.

Lat 26.65, Long 55.85

Coaling, 55 tons.

2.40pm: Landed cricket party.


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12 March 1918

Henjam.

Lat 26.65, Long 55.85

8.0pm: 14 Seedie boys joined for duty.


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13 March 1918

Henjam.

Lat 26.65, Long 55.85

In am: Exercised landing party. Hands route marching.


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14 March 1918

Henjam.

Lat 26.65, Long 55.85


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15 March 1918

Henjam

Lat 26.65, Long 55.85

7.0am: RIMS Palinurus* and SS Fausang arrived.

10.0am: Working party provided for Fausang.

11.30am: HMS Northbrook arrived.

In pm: AB Varney rejoined from hospital.

*(Palinurus, Cammel Laird,1907, 444 tons, a survey vessel and still listed to RIMS in 1930.)


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16 March 1918

Henjam and at sea towards Bushire.

Lat 26.65, Long 55.85

6.05pm: Weighed and proceeded.

10.46pm: Tanb I. Lt abeam 5.5 miles.


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17 March 1918

At sea.

Lat 26.7, Long 53.5

2.15am: Farur I. bearing SW.

3.10am: Farur I. abeam 3 miles.

7.0am: Kais I. abeam 8 miles.

10.15am: A/c course to intercept ST 7.


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18 March 1918

At sea to Bushire.

Lat 28.8, Long 50.8

In am: Exercised general quarters.

In pm: Slowed for aiming rifle practice.

4.20pm: Anchored, inner anchorage, Bushire.


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19 March 1918

Bushire.

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8

5.0am: HMS Northbrook arrived and anchored off Rishahr Pt.

Completed with coal.


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20 March 1918

Bushire to Bulkhair.

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8

2.40pm: Weighed and proceeded.

7.10pm: Anchored, Bulkhair.


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21 March 1918

Bulkhair to Karri and at sea towards Dayir.

Lat 28.4, Long 51.1

7.0am: Weighed and proceeded.

8.40am: Anchored off Karri.

Hands cleared ship for action.

1.40pm: Weighed and proceeded.


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22 March 1918

At sea to Dayir.

Lat 27.82, Long 51.94

2.05am: Anchored off Dayir (now Dayyer, Iran).

3.30am: Persian gunboat Persepolis anchored.


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23 March 1918

Dayir.

Lat 27.82, Long 51.94


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24 March 1918

Dayir.

Lat 27.82, Long 51.94

Sunday routine.


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25 March 1918

Dayir.

Lat 27.82, Long 51.94


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26 March 1918

Dayir.

Lat 27.82, Long 51.94


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27 March 1918

Dayir and at sea towards Bushire.

Lat 27.82, Long 51.94

5.10pm: Weighed and proceeded.


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28 March 1918

At sea to Bushire.

Lat 28.6, Long 50.9

4.45pm: Anchored, Bushire.


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29 March 1918

Bushire.

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8

Coaling.


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30 March 1918

Bushire.

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8

In pm: Landed football party.


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31 March 1918

Bushire and at sea towards Henjam.

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8

2.0pm: Shifted to anchorage off Rishahr Pt.

4.10pm: Admiral Wake arrived on HMS Mozaffer.

6.45pm: Weighed and proceeded.


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LOGS FOR APRIL 1918

(Henjam, Kuweit and Basra)


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Cover, Adm. 53/36012, signed by Lt (N) DH Williams, Lt (N) John B Hurst and Lt/Cdr FG Charsley.

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Barometer, Mercurial.


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1 April 1918

At sea.

Lat 27.4, Long 51.9

1.0am: Exercised sea boat’s crew.

5.40am: A/c S65E.

Hands cleaning ship.

9.10am: Divisions, prayers, followed by physical drill.

Ord. Seamen at instruction.

Hands employed as requisite.

Paid monthly money.

4.0pm: Evening quarters.

5.15pm: A/c S56E.

6.15pm: A/c S50E.

9.0pm: Rounds correct.

11.0pm: Exercised close water tight doors.


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2 April 1918

At sea to Henjam.

Lat 26.4, Long 55.3

9.0am: Farur I. abeam 3 miles.

6.10pm: Anchored, Henjam.


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3 April 1918

Henjam.

Lat 26.65, Long 55.85

Completed with coal.


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4 April 1918

Henjam.

Lat 26.65, Long 55.85

2.30pm: HMS Lawrence arrived.


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5 April 1918

Henjam.

Lat 26.65, Long 55.85

7.0pm: HMS Lawrence sailed.


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6 April 1918

Henjam.

Lat 26.65, Long 55.85

In am: Ship's company mustered for medical inspection.


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7 April 1918

Henjam.

Lat 26.65, Long 55.85

In pm: Cricket party landed.


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8 April 1918

Henjam and at sea towards Kuweit.

Lat 26.4, Long 55.3

7.35am: Weighed and proceeded.

5.0pm: A/c West, Farur I. S38W 3 miles.


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9 April 1918

At sea.

Lat 27.4, Long 51.8

Course N59W all day.


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10 April 1918

At sea to Kuweit.

Lat 29.3, Long 48.2

10.0am: Kubbar Rock abeam 5 miles.

2.10pm: Anchored, Kuweit.


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11 April 1918

Kuweit.

Lat 29.4, Long 48.0

4.30pm: Shifted berth further inshore.

Four armed men landed at Mission House.

Search light continuously used throughout the night.

Hands at night defence stations.

Note at bottom of page. All foregoing entries by me. Log book turned over on relief to JB Hurst, Lt RNR. Signed, DH Williams Lt RNR.


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12 April 1918

Kuweit.

Lat 29.4, Long 48.0

10.45am: Lt/Cdr Charsley and Lt Hurst RNR joined ship from SS Palitana.

6.20pm: 10 sheep received onboard.

10.0pm: Cdr Bickford and Lt Williams RNR left ship.

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13 April 1918

Kuweit.

Lat 29.4, Long 48.0

2.45pm: 11 sheep received onboard.


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14 April 1918

Kuweit.

Lat 29.4, Long 48.0

9.45am: Landing party landed.

10.05am: Gun crews close up.

5.30pm: Landing parties returned.

6.0pm: Marine Maxim gun's crew landed.


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15 April 1918

Kuweit.

Lat 29.4, Long 48.0

4.50pm: Landed bathing party.


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16 April 1918

Kuweit.

Lat 29.4, Long 48.0

Painting ship.

Landed bathing party.


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17 April 1918

Kuweit.

Lat 29.4, Long 48.0

Painting ship.

Landed bathing party.


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18 April 1918

Kuweit.

Lat 29.4, Long 48.0

4.0pm: Wind increased to gale force.


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19 April 1918

Kuweit.

Lat 29.4, Long 48.0

9.20am: Shifted to outer anchorage.

6.15pm: Shifted to inner anchorage.


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20 April 1918

Kuweit.

Lat 29.4, Long 48.0


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21 April 1918

Kuweit.

Lat 29.4, Long 48.0


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22 April 1918

Kuweit.

Lat 29.4, Long 48.0

Painting ship.

Landed bathing party.


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23 April 1918

Kuweit.

Lat 29.4, Long 48.0

Noon: Wind increasing to gale force (6 in log) with much sand.

6.0pm. Gale decreasing.


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24 April 1918

Kuweit.

Lat 29.4, Long 48.0


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25 April 1918

Kuweit.

Lat 29.4, Long 48.0

4.0pm: Muster by the open list.

8.30pm: Maxim gun crews returned on board.


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26 April 1918

Kuweit and at sea towards Basra.

Lat 29.4, Long 48.0

Coaling from RIMS Lawrence.

4.0pm: Signalman returned on board from Residency.

4.55pm: Weighed and proceeded, course ESE.


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27 April 1918

At sea to Basra.

Lat 29.9, Long 48.6 (approx)

1.50am: Sighted Shatt-al-arab LV.

2.55am: Sighted Fairway buoy lt.

5.0am: Shatt-al-arab LV abeam ½ cable.

6.45am: Pilot boarded, proceeded.

7.30am: Fairway buoy abeam. Entered channel and crossed bar.

8.05am: Steering gear broke, anchored in channel.

11.25am: Weighed and proceeded.

4.10pm. Mohammerah (palace) abeam.

6.0pm: Anchored, Basra. Lt/Cdr Worsley joined ship. Received mail.


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28 April 1918

Basra.

Lat 30.5, Long 47.86

Coaling, 125 tons.


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29 April 1918

Basra.

Lat 30.5, Long 47.86

9.0am: Discharged Jama Hassan (Seedie) to 9th General Hospital (Indian).

6.0pm: Filled after trimming tank.


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30 April 1918

Basra and at sea towards Bushire.

Lat 30.33, Long 48.28

7.0am: Lt/Cdr Charsley left ship to join HMS Moth.

8.40am: Weighed and proceeded downriver with pilot.

11.40am: Ship unmanageable owing to steering gear becoming defective. Anchored 1 mile above Abadan.

1.30pm: Weighed and proceeded. Steering gear temporarily refitted.

6.55pm: Stopped off LV and dropped pilot.


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LOGS FOR MAY 1918

(Bushire, Basra, Kuweit and Basra)


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Cover, Adm. 53/36013, signed Lt (N) John B Hurst and Lt/Cdr HB Worsley, in command.

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Mercurial barometer. Maker P. Adie No. A/M 694 Height of cistern above sea, 18Ft. Error nil.

Thermometers for air temperatures fwd, stbd side of chart house. N & Z, Wet A/M 2815, Dry A/M 2814

Thermometer for sea temperature: N & Z, A/M 10859


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1 May 1918

At sea to Bushire and at sea towards Basra.

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8

5.35am: Kharag Island abeam 3.5 miles.

9.35am: Anchored off Bushire.

Hands preparing to take Dunnedaw in tow.

4.20pm: Dunnedaw brought alongside.

5.30pm: Weighed and proceeded towards Basra with Dunnedaw in tow.


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2 May 1918

At sea towards Basra.

Lat 29.9, Long 48.6 (approx)

1.25am: Reduced speed, Dunnedaw shipping water.

4.0am: Squally weather, Dunnedaw shipping water and yawing.

10.15am: Picked up pilot off LV.

1.45pm: Anchored off Fao.

2.55pm: Weighed and proceeded.

7.15pm: Anchored off Abadan.


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3 May 1918

Abadan to Basra.

Lat 30.5, Long 47.86

4.20am: Weighed and proceeded.

9.35am: Stopped, harbourmaster boarded.

10.35am: Moored.

10.55am. Dunnedaw cast off and taken to dockyard.

One hospital case discharged.

Coal lighter alongside.

Hands reeling up towing hawsers.


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4 May 1918

Basra and at sea towards Kuweit.

Lat 30.33, Long 48.28

9.0am: Weighed and proceeded.

12.20pm: Passed Abadan.

6.30pm: Dropped pilot off LV. Proceeded, course S26W.


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5 May 1918

At sea to Kuweit Bay.

Lat 29.4, Long 48.0

7.15am: Anchored, Kuweit bay.

In am: Corporal Wilson RE brought on board for surgical treatment.

4.0pm: Corporal Wilson transferred to RIMS Lawrence for passage to Basra.

5.15pm: Body of the late Corporal Wilson brought on board.


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6 May 1918

Kuweit.

Lat 29.4, Long 48.0

6.0am: Landed the body of the late Corporal Wilson RE and funeral party.

8.15am: Funeral party returned.

10.45pm: Veered to three shackles on starboard anchor and let go port anchor, wind freshening to force 7.


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7 May 1918

Kuweit.

Lat 29.4, Long 48.0

4.0am: Weather moderating.

10.20am: Weighed port anchor.


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8 May 1918

Kuweit.

Lat 29.4, Long 48.0

Hands working about awnings and washing ship’s side.


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9 May 1918

Kuweit.

Lat 29.4, Long 48.0


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10 May 1918

Kuweit.

Lat 29.4, Long 48.0


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11 May 1918

Kuweit.

Lat 29.4, Long 48.0

In am: Received five cases of fruit.

In pm: Landed bathing party.


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12 May 1918

Kuweit.

Lat 29.4, Long 48.0

Sunday routine.


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13 May 1918

Kuweit.

Lat 29.4, Long 48.0


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14 May 1918

Kuweit.

Lat 29.4, Long 48.0

Small arm and maxim drills.

Seedies stoning decks.


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15 May 1918

Kuweit.

Lat 29.4, Long 48.0

Field gun crews to exercise.

Gunlayers to rifle exercise..


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16 May 1918

Kuweit.

Lat 29.4, Long 48.0

Mustered seamen’s bags.

Hands at cleaning out cutter and loader exercises.

In pm: Received mails and fruit.


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17 May 1918

Kuweit.

Lat 29.4, Long 48.0

Exercised general quarters.

Seedies cleaning paintwork.


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18 May 1918

Kuweit.

Lat 29.4, Long 48.0

Exercised fire stations.


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19 May 1918

Kuweit.

Lat 29.4, Long 48.0

9.0am: Divisions. Mustered by the open list.

In pm: Water boat alongside.


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20 May 1918

Kuweit and at sea towards Basra.

Lat 29.4, Long 48.0

10.0am: RIMS Lawrence arrived.

5.0pm. Weighed and proceeded.


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21 May 1918

At sea to Basra.

Lat 30.33, Long 48.28 (approx)

2.0am: Shatt-al-arab LV N11E.

6.0am: Passed Shatt-al-arab LV and entered channel.

8.45am: Fao abeam.

12.45pm: Passed Abadan.

5.15pm: Moored at Basra.


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22 May 1918

Basra.

Lat 30.5, Long 47.86

Hands to field gun drill.

Seedies washing ship’s side.


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23 May 1918

Basra.

Lat 30.5, Long 47.86


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24 May 1918

Basra.

Lat 30.5, Long 47.86

4.0pm: One carpenter rating left to RIMS Minto (a troopship).


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25 May 1918

Basra.

Lat 30.5, Long 47.86

10.0am: Sto. PO Garder discharged to No 3 BGH (Basra General Hospital?)


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26 May 1918

Basra.

Lat 30.5, Long 47.86


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27 May 1918

Basra.

Lat 30.5, Long 47.86


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28 May 1918

Basra.

Lat 30.5, Long 47.86

Coaling.


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29 May 1918

Basra.

Lat 30.5, Long 47.86

12.50am: (from previous page) Fire on shore. Lit fires in steam cutter and stood by.

1.40am: Drew fires.

9.0am: Read warrant No 5.

Hands painting mess deck and scraping whaler.


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30 May 1918

Basra.

Lat 30.5, Long 47.86


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31 May 1918

Basra.

Lat 30.5, Long 47.86

In am: One CPO and two ABs left ship to join Dunnedaw.


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LOGS FOR JUNE 1918


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Cover, Adm. 53/36014, signed Lt (N) John B Hurst and Lt/Cdr HB Worsley, in command.

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Mercurial barometer. Maker P. Adie No. A/M 694 Height of cistern above sea, 20ft. Error nil.

Thermometers for air temperatures aft side of chart house. N & Z, Wet A/M 2815, Dry A/M 2814

Thermometer for sea temperature: N & Z, A/M 15862


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1 June 1918

Basra.

Lat 30.5, Long 47.86

In am: Hands stoning decks.

Exercised fire stations.

Tested lifebuoys.

Cleaning ship generally.

4.0pm: Evening quarters.

4.55pm: Discharged PO Garder & LS Piggott to hospital.

6.0pm: Landed liberty men.

9.0pm: Rounds and signal books correct.

10.0pm: Liberty men returned.


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2 June 1918

Basra.

Lat 30.5, Long 47.86


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3 June 1918

Basra and down river towards Mohammerah.

Lat 30.5, Long 47.86

10.0am: Discharged CPO Gates to RIMS Minto.

1.50pm: Weighed and proceeded.

2.35pm: Anchored off SS Palitana for stores.

4.20pm: Weighed and proceeded.

5.50pm: Entered Hafar (?) channel. Owing to strong cross tide, turned and anchored in Shatt-al-arab.


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4 June 1918

Mohammerah.

Lat 30.43, Long 48.16


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5 June 1918

Mohammerah.

Lat 30.43, Long 48.16

Painting mess decks.

Landed liberty men for exercise.


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6 June 1918

Mohammerah.

Lat 30.43, Long 48.16


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7 June 1918

Mohammerah.

Lat 30.43, Long 48.16


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8 June 1918

Mohammerah.

Lat 30.43, Long 48.16

In pm: Received eight cases of fruit, two broached and one bag of mails.

Landed cricket party.


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9 June 1918

Mohammerah.

Lat 30.43, Long 48.16

9.0am: Divisions. Read Articles of War & Courts Martial returns.


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10 June 1918

Mohammerah to Basra.

Lat 30.5, Long 47.86

4.45am. Weighed and proceeded towards Basra.

8.0am: Anchored off Ashar Creek.


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11 June 1918

Basra.

Lat 30.5, Long 47.86

In am: Port cable surveyed. One link before 8th shackle defective and several links in bad condition.


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12 June 1918

Basra.

Lat 30.5, Long 47.86

In am: Stoker PO Garder rejoined from hospital.


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13 June 1918

Basra.

Lat 30.5, Long 47.86

Coaling and refitting boat’s falls.

Cases of fruit for following ships opened on board and distributed to ship’s company; Lawrence, Staff, Minto, Mozaffer and the two launches. One coir fender lost overboard.


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14 June 1918

Basra.

Lat 30.5, Long 47.86


4caf8486cadfd3419700811a: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36014/ADM 53-36014-010_1.jpg)


15 June 1918

Basra.

Lat 30.5, Long 47.86


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16 June 1918

Basra.

Lat 30.5, Long 47.86


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17 June 1918

Basra.

Lat 30.5, Long 47.86

In am. Two cases of fruit for Mozaffer and Azerbaijan opened and issued to ship’s company.

Destroyed three cases of bad fruit.

Dunnedaw secured alongside.

Two W/T ratings from HMS Flycatcher* examined on board.

*(Flycatcher, an ex Turkish motor patrol boat, 1912, sunk by HMS Espiegle in the Shatt-al-arab, 1914. Salvaged and taken into the service.)


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18 June 1918

Basra and at sea towards Bushire.

Lat 30.33, Long 48.28 (approx)

8.35am: Weighed and proceeded with Duneedaw in tow alongside.

9.45am: Passed Mohammerah, one rating from RIMS Minto joined ship.

12.45pm: Passed Abadan.

3.45pm: Passed Fao.

5.0pm: Stopped at No 7 buoy in channel. Boarded SS Varela for one rating for ship.

6.40pm: Stopped off Fairway buoy and shifted Dunneedaw astern.

8.45pm: Passed SS Handu (?).


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19 June 1918

At sea to Bushire.

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8

8.0am: Ship steering badly due to Dunnedaw yawing.

8.20am: Kharag I. abeam 7 miles.

12.50pm: Anchored, Bushire.


4caf8486cadfd3419700811f: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36014/ADM 53-36014-013_0.jpg)


20 June 1918

Bushire and at sea towards Henjam.

Lat 28.2, Long 51.1

4.15am: Weighed and proceeded with Dunedaw in tow.

7.0am: SS Varela passed North.

10.0pm: SS Tean* passed North.

*(Tean, China Navigation Co., 1904, 2,193 tons, scrapped 1936)


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21 June 1918

At sea.

Lat 26.5, Long 53.4

10.0am: SS Shemalia (?) passed, bound North.

4.0pm: Kais I. abeam 6 miles.

9.0pm: Farur I. abeam 4 miles.

11.0pm: Jezt Tanb Lt ExS.


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22 June 1918

At sea to Henjam Bay.

Lat 26.65, Long 55.85

3.05am: Jezt Tanb I. Lt abeam.

8.15am: Anchored, Henjam Bay.

Cast off Dunnedaw

Discharged one AB to HMS Britomart.


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23 June 1918

Henjam.

Lat 26.65, Long 55.85


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24 June 1918

Henjam.

Lat 26.65, Long 55.85

Coaling.

Landed cricket party.


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25 June 1918

Henjam.

Lat 26.65, Long 55.85

Received seven cases of fruit.

In pm: Landed football party.


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26 June 1918

Henjam.

Lat 26.65, Long 55.85


4caf8486cadfd34197008126: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36014/ADM 53-36014-016_1.jpg)


27 June 1918

Henjam and at sea towards Bahrein.

Lat 26.65, Long 55.85

5.30pm: Weighed and proceeded, keeping station on HMS Britomart

10.45pm: Tanb I. Lt abeam 4 miles.


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28 June 1918

At sea.

Lat 26.3, Long 53.3

4.15pm: Slow both, Britomart reparing engine defect.


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29 June 1918

At sea to Bahrein.

Lat 26.2, Long 50.65

8.50am: Anchored, Bahrein inner anchorage.


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30 June 1918

Bahrein.

Lat 26.2, Long 50.65

Sunday routine.


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LOGS FOR JULY 1918

(Bahrein, Bushire, various patrols and Lingeh)


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Cover, Adm. 53/36015, signed Lt (N) John B Hurst and Lt/Cdr HB Worsley, in command.

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Mercurial barometer. Maker P. Adie No. A/M 694 Height of cistern above sea, 20ft. Error nil.

Thermometers for air temperatures aft side of chart house. N & Z, Wet A/M 2815, Dry A/M 2814

Thermometer for sea temperature: N & Z, A/M 15862


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1 July 1918

Bahrein.

Lat 26.2, Long 50.65

Hands overhauling Starboard cable.


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2 July 1918

Bahrein and at sea towards Bushire.

Lat 26.8, Long 51.4

5.0am: Weighed and proceeded out of harbour for fleet exercises.

10.50am: Finished exercises. Proceeded N24E, Flag orders. Various courses taking station.

4.0pm: General quarters for firing exercises.

7.0pm: Completed exercises, proceeded N16W.


4caf8486cadfd34197008134: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36015/ADM 53-36015-004_1.jpg)


3 July 1918

At sea to Bushire.

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8

6.40am: Took station 2.5 cables astern of Flag.

9.15am: Anchored. (Probably off Rishahr Pt.)


4caf8486cadfd34197008135: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36015/ADM 53-36015-005_0.jpg)


4 July 1918

Bushire.

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8


4caf8486cadfd34197008136: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36015/ADM 53-36015-005_1.jpg)


5 July 1918

Bushire.

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8

4.50am: Shifted to inner anchorage.


4caf8486cadfd34197008137: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36015/ADM 53-36015-006_0.jpg)


6 July 1918

Bushire.

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8

Coaling.


4caf8486cadfd34197008138: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36015/ADM 53-36015-006_1.jpg)


7 July 1918

Bushire.

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8


4caf8486cadfd34197008139: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36015/ADM 53-36015-007_0.jpg)


8 July 1918

Bushire.

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8

Exercised boat’s crews under sail.


4caf8486cadfd3419700813a: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36015/ADM 53-36015-007_1.jpg)


9 July 1918

Bushire.

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8

Hands taking in stores.


4caf8486cadfd3419700813b: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36015/ADM 53-36015-008_0.jpg)


10 July 1918

Bushire and at sea towards Bahrein.

Lat 28.8, Long 50.8

9.35am: Weighed and proceeded.

2.05pm: Asses Ears abeam 15.5 miles.

8.0pm: Ship rolling heavily.


4caf8486cadfd3419700813c: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36015/ADM 53-36015-008_1.jpg)


11 July 1918

At sea to Bahrein.

Lat 26.2, Long 50.65

8.05am: Fairway buoy S22W.

10.15am: Anchored, Bahrein.

Landed one signal rating.


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12 July 1918

Bahrein.

Lat 26.2, Long 50.65

Tested lifebuoys and flooding arrangements.

Landed cricket party.


4caf8486cadfd3419700813e: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36015/ADM 53-36015-009_1.jpg)


13 July 1918

Bahrein.

Lat 26.2, Long 50.65

Water boat alongside.


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14 July 1918

Bahrein.

Lat 26.2, Long 50.65

Sunday routine.


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15 July 1918

Bahrein.

Lat 26.2, Long 50.65

Exercised “general drill” and “out bower anchor”.

One Seedie boy left ship and one ditto joined.

Cricket party landed.


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16 July 1918

Bahrein.

Lat 26.2, Long 50.65

Received seven cases of fruit.


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17 July 1918

Bahrein.

Lat 26.2, Long 50.65

Hands washing paintwork and working about field gun.


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18 July 1918

Bahrein.

Lat 26.4, Long 50.7

9.30am: Weighed and proceeded to sea on patrol.

11.25am: Fairway buoy abeam, set course East.

2.0pm: Steering various courses to intercept dhow.

4.0pm: Dropped target for 1” aiming rifle practice.

5.45pm: Proceeded.


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19 July 1918

Sea Patrol.

Lat 26.6, Long 50.7

4.0am: Steering various courses to intercept dhow.

7.35am: Fairway buoy N85W 9 miles.

8.30am. Fairway buoy abeam 5 miles.

9.50am: Lowered sea boat and boarded two dhows.


4caf8487cadfd34197008145: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36015/ADM 53-36015-013_0.jpg)


20 July 1918

At sea to Bushire.

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8

3.45am: Fairway buoy NNW.

5.40am: Anchored, Bushire inner anchorage.

Two ratings discharged to hospital.

Coaling from lighters.


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21 July 1918

Bushire.

Lat 28.3, Long 51.2

5.40am: Weighed and proceeded on patrol.

7.0am: Rishahr Pt abeam 3 miles.


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22 July 1918

At sea, patrolling.

Lat 26.7, Long 50.8

1.10am: Lat by Pole Star 26 51N.

3.55am. Burnt searchlight on dhow.

6.30am: Dropped target for 1” aiming practice.

7.45am: Proceeded.

5.0pm: 1” aiming practice.

6.0pm: Proceeded.

10.10pm: Lat by Pole Star 26 26N.


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23 July 1918

At sea, patrolling.

Lat 26.8, Long 50.8

Examined various dhows.

Aiming rifle practice.

1.50pm: Anchored in Lat 26 37.5N, Long 50 48E.


4caf8487cadfd34197008149: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36015/ADM 53-36015-015_0.jpg)


24 July 1918

At sea to Bahrein.

Lat 26.2, Long 50.65

4.20am: Weighed and proceeded.

8.50am: Anchored, Bahrein.

One stoker rating joined ship.


4caf8487cadfd3419700814a: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36015/ADM 53-36015-015_1.jpg)


25 July 1918

Bahrein.

Lat 26.2, Long 50.65

Provisioning ship. Received 6 cases of fruit, two thrown overboard, bad.

One Seedie joined ship.


4caf8487cadfd3419700814b: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36015/ADM 53-36015-016_0.jpg)


26 July 1918

Bahrein.

Lat 26.2, Long 50.65


4caf8487cadfd3419700814c: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36015/ADM 53-36015-016_1.jpg)


27 July 1918

Bahrein.

Lat 26.2, Long 50.65


4caf8487cadfd3419700814d: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36015/ADM 53-36015-017_0.jpg)


28 July 1918

Bahrein.

Lat 26.2, Long 50.65


4caf8487cadfd3419700814e: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36015/ADM 53-36015-017_1.jpg)


29 July 1918

Bahrein and at sea towards Henjam.

Lat 26.2, Long 50.65

Discharged one w/t rating to Mozaffer

4.0pm: Weighed and proceeded.


4caf8487cadfd3419700814f: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36015/ADM 53-36015-018_0.jpg)


30 July 1918

At sea.

Lat 26.3, Long 53.1

5.15pm: Kais I. LV abeam 7.5 miles.

6.20pm: Boarded SS Chakla, received mails and fruit.

7.05pm: Boarded SS Varela, received mails.


4caf8487cadfd34197008150: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36015/ADM 53-36015-018_1.jpg)


31 July 1918

At sea to Lingeh.

Lat 26.55, Long 54.9

2.0am: Farur I. abeam 8 miles.

6.30am: Anchored off Lingeh.


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LOGS FOR AUGUST 1918

(Henjam, Lingeh, Jashk and Muscat)


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Cover, Adm. 53/36016, signed Lt (N) John B Hurst and Lt/Cdr HB Worsley, in command.

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4caf8487cadfd34197008157: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36016/ADM 53-36016-003_0.jpg)

Mercurial barometer. Maker P. Adie No. A/M 694 Height of cistern above sea, 24ft. Error nil.

Thermometers for air temperatures aft side of chart house. N & Z, Wet A/M 2815, Dry A/M 2814

Thermometer for sea temperature: N & Z, A/M 10862


4caf8487cadfd34197008158: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36016/ADM 53-36016-003_1.jpg)


1 August 1918

Lingeh to Henjam.

Lat 26.4, Long 55.2

9.25am: Weighed and proceeded.

6.45pm: Anchored, Henjam.


4caf8487cadfd34197008159: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36016/ADM 53-36016-004_0.jpg)


2 August 1918

Henjam.

Lat 26.65, Long 55.85

5.15am: Hands prepare for drill.

5.45am: Out large kedge.

8.0am: Replace gear.


4caf8487cadfd3419700815a: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36016/ADM 53-36016-004_1.jpg)


3 August 1918

Henjam.

Lat 26.65, Long 55.85


4caf8487cadfd3419700815b: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36016/ADM 53-36016-005_0.jpg)


4 August 1918

Henjam.

Lat 26.65, Long 55.85

12.14pm: Ali Mohamed, Seedie, DD (discharged dead). Acute haemorrhagic pancreatitis.

4.25pm: Body of Seedie Ali Mohamed left ship for burial on shore.


4caf8487cadfd3419700815c: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36016/ADM 53-36016-005_1.jpg)


5 August 1918

Henjam.

Lat 26.65, Long 55.85

9.30am: Weighed kedge anchor.

5.45pm: Weighed port anchor, let go starboard.

6.45pm: One AB joined from hospital.


4caf8487cadfd3419700815d: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36016/ADM 53-36016-006_0.jpg)


6 August 1918

Henjam.

Lat 26.65, Long 55.85

Coaling.

Oiling and reeling up towing wires.


4caf8487cadfd3419700815e: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36016/ADM 53-36016-006_1.jpg)


7 August 1918

Henjam.

Lat 26.65, Long 55.85


4caf8487cadfd3419700815f: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36016/ADM 53-36016-007_0.jpg)


8 August 1918

Henjam.

Lat 26.65, Long 55.85

Painting ship’s side.


4caf8487cadfd34197008160: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36016/ADM 53-36016-007_1.jpg)


9 August 1918

Henjam.

Lat 26.65, Long 55.85

General quarters. Exercised “place collision mat”. Exercised gun crews.


4caf8487cadfd34197008161: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36016/ADM 53-36016-008_0.jpg)


10 August 1918

Henjam.

Lat 26.65, Long 55.85


4caf8487cadfd34197008162: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36016/ADM 53-36016-008_1.jpg)


11 August 1918

Henjam.

Lat 26.65, Long 55.85

Ship’s company mustered by the ledger.


4caf8487cadfd34197008163: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36016/ADM 53-36016-009_0.jpg)


12 August 1918

Henjam.

Lat 26.65, Long 55.85

Landed cricket party.


4caf8487cadfd34197008164: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36016/ADM 53-36016-009_1.jpg)


13 August 1918

Henjam.

Lat 26.65, Long 55.85

Exercised gunlayers firing .303.


4caf8487cadfd34197008165: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36016/ADM 53-36016-010_0.jpg)


14 August 1918

Henjam.

Lat 26.65, Long 55.85

Hands taking in stores.


4caf8487cadfd34197008166: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36016/ADM 53-36016-010_1.jpg)


15 August 1918

Henjam.

Lat 26.65, Long 55.85

Hands overhauling boat gear.

Discharged one AB to Azerbaijan, one AB joined ship.


4caf8487cadfd34197008167: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36016/ADM 53-36016-011_0.jpg)


16 August 1918

Henjam to Ras Tarkun.

Lat 26.6, Long 55.6

5.30am: Weighed and proceeded.

8.05am: Anchored off Ras Tarkun.


4caf8487cadfd34197008168: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36016/ADM 53-36016-011_1.jpg)


17 August 1918

Ras Tarkun to Lingeh.

Lat 26.4, Long 55.5

9.10am: Weighed and proceeded.

12.25pm: Jezt Tanb LH abeam.

4.24pm: Anchored off Lingeh.


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18 August 1918

Lingeh.

Lat 26.55, Long 54.9

Sunday routine.

11.30am: Shifted berth.


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19 August 1918

Lingeh.

Lat 26.55, Long 54.9

5.30am: Exercised landing parties.

Hands repairing awnings and dismounting starboard 12 pdr guns.


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20 August 1918

Lingeh and at sea towards Henjam.

Lat 26.55, Long 54.9

9.0pm: Weighed and proceeded.


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21 August 1918

At sea to Henjam.

Lat 26.65, Long 55.85

1.02am: Jezt Tanb LH abeam 6 miles.

5.50am: Anchored off Henjam.

Coaling from lighter.


4caf8487cadfd3419700816d: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36016/ADM 53-36016-014_0.jpg)


22 August 1918

Henjam and at sea towards Jashk.

Lat 26.6, Long 56.4

7.10am: Weighed and proceeded.

2.0pm: Gt Quoin I. abeam 3.5 miles.

3.0pm: Little Quoin LH abeam 3 miles.

7.0pm: Slowed engines and proceeded to search for reported shoal.

9.30pm: Proceeded, shoal not found.


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23 August 1918

At sea to Jashk.

Lat 25.6, Long 57.8

7.50am: Anchored offJashk.


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24 August 1918

Jashk.

Lat 25.6, Long 57.8

Landed cricket party.


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25 August 1918

Jashk.

Lat 25.6, Long 57.8

Landed cricket party.


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26 August 1918

Jashk and at sea towards Henjam.

Lat 25.6, Long 57.8

In am: Gunlayers .303 practice.

9.05pm: Weighed and proceeded.


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27 August 1918

At sea to Henjam and at sea toward Muscat.

Lat 26.6, Long 56.3

2.15am: Passed SS Sofala bound South.

2.30am: Passed SS Bandra bound South.

10.0am: Little Quoin LH abeam 2 miles.

2.40pm: Anchored off Henjam.

Taking on stores from lighters.

Read warrant No 6.

9.0pm: Weighed and proceeded.


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28 August 1918

At sea.

Lat 25.6, Long 57.0

2.30am: Quoin Lt abeam.

8.0am: SS British Emperor, London, passed bound South.


4caf8487cadfd34197008174: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36016/ADM 53-36016-017_1.jpg)


29 August 1918

At sea to Muscat.

Lat 23.63, Long 58.57

12.20pm: Anchored and moored to shore, Muscat.


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30 August 1918

Muscat.

Lat 23.63, Long 58.57


4caf8487cadfd34197008176: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36016/ADM 53-36016-018_1.jpg)


31 August 1918

Muscat.

Lat 23.63, Long 58.57

One CPO joined ship.


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LOGS FOR SEPTEMBER 1918

(Muscat, Henjam and Muscat)


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Cover, Adm. 53/36017, signed Lt (N) John B Hurst and Lt/Cdr HB Worsley, in command.

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Mercurial barometer. Maker P. Adie No. A/M 694 Height of cistern above sea, 24ft. Error nil.

Thermometers for air temperatures aft side of chart house. N & Z, Wet A/M 2815, Dry A/M 2814

Thermometer for sea temperature: N & Z, A/M 10860


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1 September 1918

Muscat.

Lat 23.63, Long 58.57

Sunday routine.

8.0am: Hands to bathe.

10.0am: Divisions and prayers.

4.0pm: Evening quarters.

Landed liberty men.

7.0pm: Liberty men returned.

9.0pm: Rounds and SBC.


4caf8487cadfd3419700817f: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36017/ADM 53-36017-004_0.jpg)


2 September 1918

Muscat.

Lat 23.63, Long 58.57


4caf8487cadfd34197008180: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36017/ADM 53-36017-004_1.jpg)


3 September 1918

Muscat.

Lat 23.63, Long 58.57

Coaling.

Boat crews scrubbing out boats ashore.


4caf8487cadfd34197008181: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36017/ADM 53-36017-005_0.jpg)


4 September 1918

Muscat and at sea towards Henjam.

Lat 23.63, Long 58.57

8.0am: One ERA left for hospital ship.

5.0pm: Weighed and proceeded


4caf8487cadfd34197008182: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36017/ADM 53-36017-005_1.jpg)


5 September 1918

At sea.

Lat 25.3, Long 56.8

6.50pm: Little Quoin Lt N32W.


4caf8487cadfd34197008183: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36017/ADM 53-36017-006_0.jpg)


6 September 1918

At sea to Henjam.

Lat 26.65, Long 55.85

6.30am: Anchored, Henjam.


4caf8487cadfd34197008184: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36017/ADM 53-36017-006_1.jpg)


7 September 1918

Henjam.

Lat 26.65, Long 55.85


4caf8487cadfd34197008185: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36017/ADM 53-36017-007_0.jpg)


8 September 1918

Henjam.

Lat 26.65, Long 55.85

Sunday routine.


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9 September 1918

Henjam.

Lat 26.65, Long 55.85

5.0am: Weighed and proceeded to sea for firing exercise.

11.50am: Returned to harbour and anchored.


4caf8487cadfd34197008187: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36017/ADM 53-36017-008_0.jpg)


10 September 1918

Henjam.

Lat 26.65, Long 55.85


4caf8487cadfd34197008188: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36017/ADM 53-36017-008_1.jpg)


11 September 1918

Henjam.

Lat 26.65, Long 55.85

4.50am. Weighed and proceeded to sea for gunlayer test in company with Minto.

12.30pm: Firing test finished, returned to harbour.

2.50pm: Anchored.


4caf8487cadfd34197008189: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36017/ADM 53-36017-009_0.jpg)


12 September 1918

Henjam.

Lat 26.65, Long 55.85

Completed with coal.


4caf8487cadfd3419700818a: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36017/ADM 53-36017-009_1.jpg)


13 September 1918

Henjam and at sea towards Muscat.

Lat 26.65, Long 55.85

4.20pm: Captain McKenzie (army), joined for passage.

6.15pm: Weighed and proceeded.


4caf8487cadfd3419700818b: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36017/ADM 53-36017-010_0.jpg)


14 September 1918

At sea.

Lat 25.3, Long 57.0

8.0am: Slowed, swung ship for deviation.


4caf8487cadfd3419700818c: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36017/ADM 53-36017-010_1.jpg)


15 September 1918

At sea to Muscat.

Lat 23.63, Long 58.57

7.45am: Anchored, Muscat harbour.

Secured stern to shore.


4caf8487cadfd3419700818d: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36017/ADM 53-36017-011_0.jpg)


16 September 1918

Muscat.

Lat 23.63, Long 58.57


4caf8487cadfd3419700818e: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36017/ADM 53-36017-011_1.jpg)


17 September 1918

Muscat.

Lat 23.63, Long 58.57


4caf8487cadfd3419700818f: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36017/ADM 53-36017-012_0.jpg)


18 September 1918

Muscat.

Lat 23.63, Long 58.57


4caf8487cadfd34197008190: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36017/ADM 53-36017-012_1.jpg)


19 September 1918

Muscat.

Lat 23.63, Long 58.57


4caf8487cadfd34197008191: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36017/ADM 53-36017-013_0.jpg)


20 September 1918

Muscat.

Lat 23.63, Long 58.57

Landed football party.


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21 September 1918

Muscat.

Lat 23.63, Long 58.57


4caf8487cadfd34197008193: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36017/ADM 53-36017-014_0.jpg)


22 September 1918

Muscat.

Lat 23.63, Long 58.57


4caf8487cadfd34197008194: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36017/ADM 53-36017-014_1.jpg)


23 September 1918

Muscat.

Lat 23.63, Long 58.57

Lost overboard by accident, one paint brush, Patt. No 5.


4caf8487cadfd34197008195: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36017/ADM 53-36017-015_0.jpg)


24 September 1918

Muscat.

Lat 23.63, Long 58.57

Discharged one AB to hospital.

Landed funeral party for burial of French Consul.


4caf8487cadfd34197008196: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36017/ADM 53-36017-015_1.jpg)


25 September 1918

Muscat.

Lat 23.63, Long 58.57


4caf8487cadfd34197008197: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36017/ADM 53-36017-016_0.jpg)


26 September 1918

Muscat.

Lat 23.63, Long 58.57

Discharged one OS and one AB to hospital.


4caf8487cadfd34197008198: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36017/ADM 53-36017-016_1.jpg)


27 September 1918

Muscat.

Lat 23.63, Long 58.57


4caf8487cadfd34197008199: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36017/ADM 53-36017-017_0.jpg)


28 September 1918

Muscat.

Lat 23.63, Long 58.57

Coaling from lighter.

Fitted new thermometer for sea temperature, 10860 Negretti & Zambra.


4caf8487cadfd3419700819a: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36017/ADM 53-36017-017_1.jpg)


29 September 1918

Muscat.

Lat 23.63, Long 58.57

One stoker joined ship.


4caf8487cadfd3419700819b: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36017/ADM 53-36017-018_0.jpg)


30 September 1918

Muscat.

Lat 23.63, Long 58.57


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4caf8487cadfd3419700819d: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36017/ADM 53-36017-019_0.jpg)

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LOGS FOR OCTOBER 1918

(Muscat, Jashk, Chahbar, Bushire and Basra)


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4caf8487cadfd341970081a0: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36018/ADM 53-36018-002_1.jpg)

4caf8487cadfd341970081a1: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36018/ADM 53-36018-003_0.jpg)

Mercurial barometer. Maker P. Adie No. A/M 694 Height of cistern above sea, 20ft. Error nil.

Thermometers for air temperatures aft side of chart house. N & Z, Wet A/M 2815, Dry A/M 2814

Thermometer for sea temperature: N & Z, A/M 10860


4caf8487cadfd341970081a2: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36018/ADM 53-36018-003_1.jpg)


1 October 1918

Muscat.

Lat 23.63, Long 58.57

8.0am: Hands washing decks.

British Consul visited ship.

4.0pm: Hands mustered for monthly payment.

Landed liberty men.

8.0pm: Liberty men returned.

9.0pm: Rounds, SBC.


4caf8487cadfd341970081a3: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36018/ADM 53-36018-004_0.jpg)


2 October 1918

Muscat.

Lat 23.63, Long 58.57

One rating discharged to hospital.


4caf8487cadfd341970081a4: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36018/ADM 53-36018-004_1.jpg)


3 October 1918

Muscat.

Lat 23.63, Long 58.57

One W/T rating joined ship.


4caf8487cadfd341970081a5: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36018/ADM 53-36018-005_0.jpg)


4 October 1918

Muscat and at sea towards Jashk.

Lat 23.63, Long 58.57

Discharged one rating to Mozaffer (Mozaffir in log).

5.0pm: Weighed and proceeded.

5.45pm: Stopped and boarded Susetta (Suzetta in log) for mails.


4caf8487cadfd341970081a6: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36018/ADM 53-36018-005_1.jpg)


5 October 1918

At sea to Jashk.

Lat 25.6, Long 57.8 (approx)

12.50pm: Anchored off Jashk.


4caf8487cadfd341970081a7: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36018/ADM 53-36018-006_0.jpg)


6 October 1918

Jashk.

Lat 25.6, Long 57.8

In am: Mustered by ledger.

In pm: Landed cricket party.


4caf8487cadfd341970081a8: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36018/ADM 53-36018-006_1.jpg)


7 October 1918

Jashk.

Lat 25.6, Long 57.8

Landed party for rifle practice.


4caf8487cadfd341970081a9: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36018/ADM 53-36018-007_0.jpg)


8 October 1918

Jashk and at sea towards Chahbar.

Lat 25.6, Long 57.8

Landed party for rifle practice.

3.45pm: Weighed and proceeded.


4caf8487cadfd341970081aa: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36018/ADM 53-36018-007_1.jpg)


9 October 1918

At sea to Chahbar and to Muscat.

Lat 25.2, Long 60.2

11.45am: Ras Rashidi abeam.

1.45pm: Ras Kuhlab abeam 1.5 miles.

2.45pm: Anchored, Chahbar.

5.25pm: Weighed and proceeded.


4caf8487cadfd341970081ab: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36018/ADM 53-36018-008_0.jpg)


10 October 1918

At sea to Muscat.

Lat 23.63, Long 58.57 (approx)

12.55pm: Anchored, Muscat.

Coaling.

Two ratings rejoined from Mozaffer. One rating discharged to hospital.


4caf8487cadfd341970081ac: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36018/ADM 53-36018-008_1.jpg)


11 October 1918

Muscat and at sea towards Chahbar.

Lat 24.1, Long 59.1

6.15am: Weighed and proceeded.


4caf8487cadfd341970081ad: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36018/ADM 53-36018-009_0.jpg)


12 October 1918

At sea to Chahbar and Jashk.

Lat 25.3, Long 60.6

6.30am: Anchored, Chahbar.

5.15pm: Lt/Col. Gregson and Mr Hughes embarked with one native servant.

5.35pm: Weighed and proceeded.


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13 October 1918

At sea to Jashk.

Lat 25.4, Long 58.0

5.35pm: Anchored off Jashk.

Mr Hughes and servant disembarked.


4caf8487cadfd341970081af: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36018/ADM 53-36018-010_0.jpg)


14 October 1918

Jashk.

Lat 25.6, Long 57.8

5.20am: Landed rifle party.

4 on sick list.


4caf8487cadfd341970081b0: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36018/ADM 53-36018-010_1.jpg)


15 October 1918

Jashk and at sea towards Bushire.

Lat 25.7, Long 57.7

11.30am: Weighed and proceeded.

12 on sick list. (Almost certainly part of the second wave of the influenza pandemic.)


4caf8487cadfd341970081b1: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36018/ADM 53-36018-011_0.jpg)


16 October 1918

At sea.

Lat 26.3, Long 55.0

1.25am: Quoin Lt abeam.

10.20am: Jezt Tanb Lt abeam 2 miles.

4.10pm: Farur I. abeam 4 miles.

9.05pm: Sighted Kais I. LV.

17 on sick list


4caf8487cadfd341970081b2: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36018/ADM 53-36018-011_1.jpg)


17 October 1918

At sea.

Lat 26.9, Long 52.0

40 on sick list.


4caf8487cadfd341970081b3: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36018/ADM 53-36018-012_0.jpg)


18 October 1918

At sea to Bushire and at sea towards Basra.

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8

11.22am: Anchored.

Lt/Col. Gregson disembarked.

Ass. Surgeon LHF Michael embarked from HMS Dufferin.

4.50pm: Weighed and proceeded.

9.0pm: Kharag I. abeam.

48 on sick list.


4caf8487cadfd341970081b4: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36018/ADM 53-36018-012_1.jpg)


19 October 1918

Bushire to Abadan.

Lat 29.97, Long 48.5 (approx)

9.20am: Passed Shatt-al-arab LV.

4.05pm: Anchored 2 miles above Abadan.

65 on sick list.


4caf8487cadfd341970081b5: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36018/ADM 53-36018-013_0.jpg)


20 October 1918

Abadan to Basra.

Lat 30.5, Long 47.86

2.0am: Somali Jamma Hassen died.

5.45am: Weighed and proceeded.

10.45am: Anchored off Ashar Creek, Basra.

11.50am: Discharged 29 ratings to hospital.

12.40pm: Discharged five Seedies and two wardroom servants to hospital.

12.45pm: Discharged three officers to hospital.

12.50pm: Body of Jamma Hassen left ship for burial.

5.40pm: Discharged Captain to hospital.

60 on sick list.


4caf8487cadfd341970081b6: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36018/ADM 53-36018-013_1.jpg)


21 October 1918

Basra.

Lat 30.5, Long 47.86

In am: Discharged one rating to hospital.

Coaling in pm.

Sick list not recorded.


4caf8487cadfd341970081b7: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36018/ADM 53-36018-014_0.jpg)


22 October 1918

Basra.

Lat 30.5, Long 47.86

6.35am: Working party of 14 Lascars arrived from RIMS Dalhousie to assist mooring.

7.30am: Discharged three ratings to hospital.

In pm: Discharged three ratings to hospital.


4caf8487cadfd341970081b8: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36018/ADM 53-36018-014_1.jpg)


23 October 1918

Basra.

Lat 30.5, Long 47.86


4caf8487cadfd341970081b9: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36018/ADM 53-36018-015_0.jpg)


24 October 1918

Basra.

Lat 30.5, Long 47.86

Six Seedies returned from hospital and one Seedie discharged to same.


4caf8487cadfd341970081ba: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36018/ADM 53-36018-015_1.jpg)


25 October 1918

Basra.

Lat 30.5, Long 47.86


4caf8487cadfd341970081bb: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36018/ADM 53-36018-016_0.jpg)


26 October 1918

Basra.

Lat 30.5, Long 47.86

In am: Surgeon Clarke & Lt Halcross RNR rejoined from hospital

In pm: One rating discharged to hospital.


4caf8487cadfd341970081bc: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36018/ADM 53-36018-016_1.jpg)


27 October 1918

Basra.

Lat 30.5, Long 47.86

In am: S/Lt Wright rejoined from hospital.

3.15pm: Landed funeral party (for CPO William C Gates,187972, vide RN casualty list, naval-history.net).

5.25pm: Two ratings rejoined ship from hospital.


4caf8487cadfd341970081bd: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36018/ADM 53-36018-017_0.jpg)


28 October 1918

Basra.

Lat 30.5, Long 47.86

3.05pm: Landed funeral party (for Shipwright 1c Edwin G Jenkins, 345858, vide RN casualty list, naval-history.net).

4.40pm: Eight ratings joined ship from hospital.


4caf8487cadfd341970081be: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36018/ADM 53-36018-017_1.jpg)


29 October 1918

Basra.

Lat 30.5, Long 47.86

3.45pm: CPO Skinner joined ship.

4.30pm: Three ratings rejoined ship from hospital.


4caf8487cadfd341970081bf: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36018/ADM 53-36018-018_0.jpg)


30 October 1918

Basra.

Lat 30.5, Long 47.86

Two ratings rejoined ship from hospital.


4caf8487cadfd341970081c0: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36018/ADM 53-36018-018_1.jpg)


31 October 1918

Basra.

Lat 30.5, Long 47.86

14 ratings rejoined from hospital.


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LOGS FOR NOVEMBER 1918

(Basra,Muscat and Bombay)


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Cover, Adm. 53/36019, signed Lt (N) John B Hurst.

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Mercurial barometer. Maker P Adie No A/M 694 Height of cistern above sea, 20’. Error nil.

Thermometers for air temperatures aft side of chart house. N & Z, Wet A/M 2815, Dry A/M 2814

Thermometer for sea temperature: N & Z, A/M 10860


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1 November 1918

Basra.

Lat 30.5, Long 47.86

8.0am: Hands scrubbing decks.

Lt Halcross RNR discharged to barracks.

The Captain, three ratings and four Seedies returned from hospital.

4.30pm: Landed liberty men.

9.0pm: Liberty men returned.

Rounds and SBC.


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2 November 1918

Basra.

Lat 30.5, Long 47.86

Coaling from lighters.

Three ratings discharged to hospital and two ratings returned from same.


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3 November 1918

Basra.

Lat 30.5, Long 47.86

Three ratings discharged to hospital and one rating returned from same.


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4 November 1918

Basra.

Lat 30.5, Long 47.86

Two ratings discharged to hospital, three ratings and one Seedie returned from same.


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5 November 1918

Basra.

Lat 30.5, Long 47.86

One Seedie rejoined from hospital.


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6 November 1918

Basra.

Lat 30.5, Long 47.86

Hands mustered for vaccination.


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7 November 1918

Basra.

Lat 30.5, Long 47.86

Two ratings rejoined ship from hospital.


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8 November 1918

Basra.

Lat 30.5, Long 47.86

Discharged two ratings and one Seedie to hospital.


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9 November 1918

Basra.

Lat 30.5, Long 47.86

Two ratings rejoined ship from hospital.


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10 November 1918

Basra.

Lat 30.5, Long 47.86

Sunday routine.


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11 November 1918

Basra.

Lat 30.5, Long 47.86

Sale of dead men’s effects (the immemorial custom, the money raised sent to the dependents of the deceased. Bids tended to be generous for the kit of popular shipmates).

One wardroom servant rejoined ship from hospital.

One Seedie discharged to hospital.

Three ratings joined ship for passage.

Hands mustered for monthly payment.


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12 November 1918

Basra.

Lat 30.5, Long 47.86

Eight ratings rejoined from hospital.


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13 November 1918

Basra.

Lat 30.5, Long 47.86

Sale of dead men’s effects.

The wardroom cook returned from hospital.


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14 November 1918

Basra.

Lat 30.5, Long 47.86

Mustered seamen’s bags.

One rating joined for passage.


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15 November 1918

Basra.

Lat 30.5, Long 47.86

Coaling.

Three ratings and seven Lascars joined ship.


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16 November 1918

Basra and at sea towards Muscat.

Lat 30.33, Long 48.28 (approx)

7.20am: Weighed and proceeded.

10.30am: Stopped and received one rating from Mozaffir.

11.30am: Passed Abadan.

2.45pm: Fao abeam.

5.40pm: LV abeam.

6.05pm: SS’ British Emperor and Barala (Farala in log) overtaking.


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17 November 1918

At sea.

Lat 28.2, Long 50.5

1.15pm: SS Barala passed South.

2.30pm: SS Baroda passed North.

6.15pm: SS Ekma passed North.

11.45pm: SS Chusan passed North.


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18 November 1918

At sea.

Lat 26.6, Long 53.2

4.55pm: Rais I. LV S50E.

11.30pm: Farur I. abeam 3 miles.


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19 November 1918

At sea.

Lat 26.5, Long 56.1

2.30am: Tanb Lt S75E.

5.40am: Jezt Tanb Lt abeam 4 miles.

4.05pm: Great Quoin LH abeam.


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20 November 1918

At sea to Muscat.

Lat 24.0, Long 58.1

2.30pm: A/c NNW and stopped, orders from HMS Britomart. Discharged ratings to her and received one rating.

5.10pm: Anchored, Muscat harbour.


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21 November 1918

Muscat.

Lat 23.63, Long 58.57

Coaling.

Housing topgallant masts.


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22 November 1918

Muscat.

Lat 23.63, Long 58.57

Lost overboard by accident one boat hook, patt No 78.


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23 November 1918

Muscat and at sea towards Bombay.

Lat 23.4, Long 59.3

6.37am: Weighed and proceeded.


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24 November 1918

At sea.

Lat 22.0, Long 62.7

In am: Heavy confused swell.


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25 November 1918

At sea.

Lat 20.9, Long 65.8


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26 November 1918

At sea.

Lat 19.8, Long 68.6

Hands getting up canvas gear for return to dockyard.


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27 November 1918

At sea.

Lat 19.3, Long 71.2

Hands getting up ammunition and empties.


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28 November 1918

At sea to Bombay.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

8.05am: Secured to No 4 buoy, Bombay.

Hands shifting ammunition to lighter.

Four ratings rejoined ship from hospital.


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29 November 1918

Bombay.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

One Seedie rejoined ship from hospital.

One rating discharged to shore.


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30 November 1918

Bombay.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

Landed dental party.


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LOGS FOR DECEMBER 1918

(Bombay for refit)


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Cover, Adm. 53/36020, signed Lt (N) John B Hurst.

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1 December 1918

Bombay.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

7.0am: Hands washing down.

9.0am: Divisions and prayers.

4.0pm: Evening quarters. Landed liberty men.

9.0pm: Rounds. Signal books correct.


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2 December 1918

Bombay.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

Hands returning stores to dockyard.


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3 December 1918

Bombay.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

Muster for payment.

Unshipped all glasses (barometers and thermometers).


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4 December 1918

Bombay.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

Hands preparing ship for dockyard.


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5 December 1918

Bombay.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

Hands preparing ship for dockyard.


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6 December 1918

Bombay.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

In am: Returned all boats to dockyard. Unmoored and entered West basin.

4.05pm: Hands sent to Sailor’s Home

Half crew under orders for Deolali. (An army transit camp, although probably at this time a rest camp. The origin of the slang “doolally”, slightly mad, apparently caused by the boredom and heat of the place.)


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7 December 1918

Bombay dockyard.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87


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8 December 1918

Bombay dockyard.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87


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9 December 1918

Bombay dockyard.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87


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10 December 1918

Bombay dockyard.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87


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11 December 1918

Bombay dockyard.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87


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12 December 1918

Bombay dockyard.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87


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13 December 1918

Bombay dockyard.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87


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14 December 1918

Bombay dockyard.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87


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15 December 1918

Bombay dockyard.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87


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16 December 1918

Bombay dockyard.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87


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17 December 1918

Bombay dockyard.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87


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18 December 1918

Bombay dockyard.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87


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19 December 1918

Bombay dockyard.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87


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20 December 1918

Bombay dockyard.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87


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21 December 1918

Bombay dockyard.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87


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22 December 1918

Bombay dockyard.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87


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23 December 1918

Bombay dockyard.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87


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24 December 1918

Bombay dockyard.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87


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25 December 1918

Bombay dockyard.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87


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26 December 1918

Bombay dockyard.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87


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27 December 1918

Bombay dockyard.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87


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28 December 1918

Bombay dockyard.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87


4caf8488cadfd3419700820a: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36020/ADM 53-36020-016_1.jpg)


29 December 1918

Bombay dockyard.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87


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30 December 1918

Bombay dockyard.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87


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31 December 1918

Bombay dockyard.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87


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THE VOYAGES OF HMS BRAMBLE 1919

JP map Bramble 1919

LOGS FOR JANUARY 1919

(Bombay dockyard for refit)


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Cover, Adm.53/36021, signed by Lt (N) John B Hurst.

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1 January 1919

Bombay dockyard.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

One Seedie joined ship from hospital and one AB joined ship from HMS Venus.


4caf8488cadfd34197008217: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36021/ADM 53-36021-004_0.jpg)


2 January 1919

Bombay dockyard.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87


4caf8488cadfd34197008218: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36021/ADM 53-36021-004_1.jpg)


3 January 1919

Bombay dockyard.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87


4caf8488cadfd34197008219: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36021/ADM 53-36021-005_0.jpg)


4 January 1919

Bombay dockyard.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87


4caf8488cadfd3419700821a: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36021/ADM 53-36021-005_1.jpg)


5 January 1919

Bombay dockyard.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

One AB discharged to hospital.


4caf8488cadfd3419700821b: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36021/ADM 53-36021-006_0.jpg)


6 January 1919

Bombay dockyard.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

One Officer Steward discharged to shore.


4caf8488cadfd3419700821c: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36021/ADM 53-36021-006_1.jpg)


7 January 1919

Bombay dockyard.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

Lt/Cdr Worsley discharged to HMS Fox


4caf8488cadfd3419700821d: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36021/ADM 53-36021-007_0.jpg)


8 January 1919

Bombay dockyard.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87


4caf8488cadfd3419700821e: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36021/ADM 53-36021-007_1.jpg)


9 January 1919

Bombay dockyard.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87


4caf8488cadfd3419700821f: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36021/ADM 53-36021-008_0.jpg)


10 January 1919

Bombay dockyard.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

Lt/Cdr Rainier joined ship from RN Depot.

One Officer Steward joined ship.


4caf8488cadfd34197008220: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36021/ADM 53-36021-008_1.jpg)


11 January 1919

Bombay dockyard.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87


4caf8488cadfd34197008221: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36021/ADM 53-36021-009_0.jpg)


12 January 1919

Bombay dockyard.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87


4caf8488cadfd34197008222: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36021/ADM 53-36021-009_1.jpg)


13 January 1919

Bombay dockyard.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87


4caf8488cadfd34197008223: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36021/ADM 53-36021-010_0.jpg)


14 January 1919

Bombay dockyard.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87


4caf8488cadfd34197008224: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36021/ADM 53-36021-010_1.jpg)


15 January 1919

Bombay dockyard.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87


4caf8488cadfd34197008225: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36021/ADM 53-36021-011_0.jpg)


16 January 1919

Bombay dockyard.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87


4caf8488cadfd34197008226: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36021/ADM 53-36021-011_1.jpg)


17 January 1919

Bombay dockyard.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87


4caf8488cadfd34197008227: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36021/ADM 53-36021-012_0.jpg)


18 January 1919

Bombay dockyard.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87


4caf8488cadfd34197008228: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36021/ADM 53-36021-012_1.jpg)


19 January 1919

Bombay dockyard.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87


4caf8488cadfd34197008229: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36021/ADM 53-36021-013_0.jpg)


20 January 1919

Bombay dockyard.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87


4caf8488cadfd3419700822a: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36021/ADM 53-36021-013_1.jpg)


21 January 1919

Bombay dockyard

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

One stoker discharged to hospital.


4caf8488cadfd3419700822b: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36021/ADM 53-36021-014_0.jpg)


22 January 1919

Bombay dockyard.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

One Ord. Seaman discharged to RN depot.


4caf8488cadfd3419700822c: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36021/ADM 53-36021-014_1.jpg)


23 January 1919

Bombay dockyard.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

Eight Lascars joined ship from shore.


4caf8488cadfd3419700822d: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36021/ADM 53-36021-015_0.jpg)


24 January 1919

(23rd in log)

Bombay dockyard.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87


4caf8488cadfd3419700822e: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36021/ADM 53-36021-015_1.jpg)


25 January 1919

(24th in log)

Bombay dockyard.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

One AB joined ship and one AB discharged to RN depot.


4caf8488cadfd3419700822f: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36021/ADM 53-36021-016_0.jpg)


26 January 1919

(25th in log)

Bombay dockyard.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

One Private RMLI discharged to hospital.


4caf8488cadfd34197008230: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36021/ADM 53-36021-016_1.jpg)


27 January 1919

(26th in log)

Bombay dockyard.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87


4caf8488cadfd34197008231: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36021/ADM 53-36021-017_0.jpg)


28 January 1919

(27th in log)

Bombay dockyard

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

Hands returned from Deolali.


4caf8488cadfd34197008232: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36021/ADM 53-36021-017_1.jpg)


29 January 1919

(28th in log)

Bombay dockyard.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

One Seedie discharged to hospital.


4caf8488cadfd34197008233: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36021/ADM 53-36021-018_0.jpg)


30 January 1919

(29th in log)

Bombay dockyard.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

Two lascars joined ship from shore.


4caf8488cadfd34197008234: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36021/ADM 53-36021-018_1.jpg)


31 January 1919

(30th in log)

Bombay dockyard

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87


4caf8488cadfd34197008235: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36021/ADM 53-36021-019_0.jpg)

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4caf8488cadfd34197008237: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36021/ADM 53-36021-020_0.jpg)

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LOGS FOR FEBRUARY 1919

(Bombay dockyard for refit)


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4caf8488cadfd3419700823a: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36022/ADM 53-36022-001_1.jpg)

Cover, Adm.53/36022, signed by Lt (N) John B Hurst.

4caf8488cadfd3419700823b: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36022/ADM 53-36022-002_0.jpg)


4caf8488cadfd3419700823c: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36022/ADM 53-36022-002_1.jpg)


1 February 1919

Bombay dockyard.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

Discharged one Ldg Seaman and six Stokers to RN depot.


4caf8488cadfd3419700823d: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36022/ADM 53-36022-003_0.jpg)


2 February 1919

Bombay dockyard.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87


4caf8488cadfd3419700823e: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36022/ADM 53-36022-003_1.jpg)


3 February 1919

Bombay dockyard.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87


4caf8488cadfd3419700823f: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36022/ADM 53-36022-004_0.jpg)


4 February 1919

Bombay dockyard.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87


4caf8488cadfd34197008240: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36022/ADM 53-36022-004_1.jpg)


5 February 1919

Bombay dockyard.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87


4caf8488cadfd34197008241: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36022/ADM 53-36022-005_0.jpg)


6 February 1919

Bombay dockyard.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87


4caf8488cadfd34197008242: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36022/ADM 53-36022-005_1.jpg)


7 February 1919

Bombay dockyard.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87


4caf8488cadfd34197008243: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36022/ADM 53-36022-006_0.jpg)


8 February 1919

Bombay dockyard.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87


4caf8488cadfd34197008244: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36022/ADM 53-36022-006_1.jpg)


9 February 1919

Bombay dockyard.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87


4caf8488cadfd34197008245: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36022/ADM 53-36022-007_0.jpg)


10 February 1919

Bombay dockyard.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

2.0pm: Flooded dry dock.

2.30pm: Left dry dock & entered basin.


4caf8488cadfd34197008246: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36022/ADM 53-36022-007_1.jpg)


11 February 1919

Bombay.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87


4caf8488cadfd34197008247: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36022/ADM 53-36022-008_0.jpg)


12 February 1919

Bombay.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87


4caf8488cadfd34197008248: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36022/ADM 53-36022-008_1.jpg)


13 February 1919

Bombay.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

Coaling, 105 tons.


4caf8489cadfd34197008249: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36022/ADM 53-36022-009_0.jpg)


14 February 1919

Bombay.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

1.30pm: One Ord. Seaman and one Ldg Cook’s Mate discharged to hospital.


4caf8489cadfd3419700824a: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36022/ADM 53-36022-009_1.jpg)


15 February 1919

Bombay.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87


4caf8489cadfd3419700824b: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36022/ADM 53-36022-010_0.jpg)


16 February 1919

Bombay.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87


4caf8489cadfd3419700824c: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36022/ADM 53-36022-010_1.jpg)


17 February 1919

Bombay.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87


4caf8489cadfd3419700824d: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36022/ADM 53-36022-011_0.jpg)


18 February 1919

Bombay.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87


4caf8489cadfd3419700824e: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36022/ADM 53-36022-011_1.jpg)


19 February 1919

Bombay.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

Tested fire plant (no water).


4caf8489cadfd3419700824f: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36022/ADM 53-36022-012_0.jpg)


20 February 1919

Bombay.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87


4caf8489cadfd34197008250: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36022/ADM 53-36022-012_1.jpg)


21 February 1919

Bombay.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87


4caf8489cadfd34197008251: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36022/ADM 53-36022-013_0.jpg)


22 February 1919

Bombay.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87


4caf8489cadfd34197008252: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36022/ADM 53-36022-013_1.jpg)


23 February 1919

Bombay.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87


4caf8489cadfd34197008253: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36022/ADM 53-36022-014_0.jpg)


24 February 1919

Bombay.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

8.0am: Ship's company rejoined ship from Sailor’s Home.

Hands preparing ship for sea. Filled after trimming tank with fresh water.

4.25pm: Left basin & proceeded on trials.

6.30pm: Returned from trials and secured to No 6 buoy.


4caf8489cadfd34197008254: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36022/ADM 53-36022-014_1.jpg)


25 February 1919

Bombay and at sea towards Muscat.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

Hands taking ammunition on board from lighter.

5.15pm: Slipped and proceeded out of harbour.


4caf8489cadfd34197008255: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36022/ADM 53-36022-015_0.jpg)


26 February 1919

At sea.

Lat 19.6, Long 70.2


4caf8489cadfd34197008256: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36022/ADM 53-36022-015_1.jpg)


27 February 1919

At sea.

Lat 20.7, Long 67.4


4caf8489cadfd34197008257: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36022/ADM 53-36022-016_0.jpg)


28 February 1919

At sea.

Lat 21.9, Long 64.2


4caf8489cadfd34197008258: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36022/ADM 53-36022-016_1.jpg)

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4caf8489cadfd3419700825a: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36022/ADM 53-36022-017_1.jpg)

4caf8489cadfd3419700825b: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36022/ADM 53-36022-018_0.jpg)

4caf8489cadfd3419700825c: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36022/ADM 53-36022-018_1.jpg)



LOGS FOR MARCH 1919

(Muscat, Ras Tank, Muscat and Bandar Abbas.)


4caf8489cadfd3419700825d: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36023/ADM 53-36023-001_0.jpg)

4caf8489cadfd3419700825e: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36023/ADM 53-36023-001_1.jpg)

Cover, Adm.53/36023, signed by Lt (N) John B Hurst and Lt/Cdr Rainier, in command.

4caf8489cadfd3419700825f: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36023/ADM 53-36023-002_0.jpg)


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1 March 1919

At sea.

Lat 23.0, Long 61.3

4.0am. Westerly swell.

6.0am: Noted deviation 1º East.

8.0am: Moderate SW’ly swell.

10.0am: Put clock back 10 minutes.

Noon: A/c N79W.

Mustered for monthly payment.

4.45pm: Quarters.

5.50pm: Observed land 4 points on the Port bow.

9.0pm: Rounds and SBC.

Midnight: Vessel pitching heavily.


4caf8489cadfd34197008261: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36023/ADM 53-36023-003_0.jpg)


2 March 1919

At sea to Muscat.

Lat 23.63, Long 58.57

8.45am: Stopped and boarded HMS Britomart.

10.45am: Anchored, Muscat.


4caf8489cadfd34197008262: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36023/ADM 53-36023-003_1.jpg)


3 March 1919

Muscat.

Lat 23.63, Long 58.57

Completed with coal.


4caf8489cadfd34197008263: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36023/ADM 53-36023-004_0.jpg)


4 March 1919

Muscat and at sea towards Chahbar.

Lat 23.63, Long 58.57

3.30pm: Weighed and proceeded to sea. Swung ship for compass deviation.


4caf8489cadfd34197008264: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36023/ADM 53-36023-004_1.jpg)


5 March 1919

At sea to Chahbar and to Tank.

Lat 25.3, Long 60.6

8.45am: Anchored, Chahbar.

10.20am: Embarked Persian soldiers.

12.15pm: Weighed and proceeded.

4.30pm: Anchored off Tank (Ras) and disembarked Persian soldiers.


4caf8489cadfd34197008265: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36023/ADM 53-36023-005_0.jpg)


6 March 1919

Ras Tank.

Lat 25.3, Long 59.9


4caf8489cadfd34197008266: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36023/ADM 53-36023-005_1.jpg)


7 March 1919

Ras Tank.

Lat 25.3, Long 59.9


4caf8489cadfd34197008267: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36023/ADM 53-36023-006_0.jpg)


8 March 1919

Ras Tank and at sea towards Muscat.

Lat 25.3, Long 59.9

Noon: Weighed and proceeded.

7.30pm: Ship rolling and pitching violently. Steam cutter stove in. High swell. Wind WNW 7.

11.0pm: High swell and heavy sea, ship being washed down fore and aft.


4caf8489cadfd34197008268: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36023/ADM 53-36023-006_1.jpg)


9 March 1919

At sea to Muscat.

Lat 24.0, Long 58.7

4.0am: Heavy sea, decks flooded and ship labouring heavily, wind WNW 8.

8.0am: High sea and heavy swell, wind WbyN 8.

Noon: Weather moderating.

4.30pm: Anchored, Muscat cove.


4caf8489cadfd34197008269: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36023/ADM 53-36023-007_0.jpg)


10 March 1919

Muscat.

Lat 23.63, Long 58.57

10.55pm: Small fire in for'd paint room, quickly extinguished.


4caf8489cadfd3419700826a: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36023/ADM 53-36023-007_1.jpg)


11 March 1919

Muscat.

Lat 23.63, Long 58.57

Took in fresh water from dhow.


4caf8489cadfd3419700826b: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36023/ADM 53-36023-008_0.jpg)


12 March 1919

Muscat.

Lat 23.63, Long 58.57

In am: Discharged Stoker Riddell to hospital.

In pm: Exercised “out small kedge”.


4caf8489cadfd3419700826c: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36023/ADM 53-36023-008_1.jpg)


13 March 1919

Muscat.

Lat 23.63, Long 58.57

In am: Clean small arms and small arms drill.

In pm: Exercised “out kedge anchor”.


4caf8489cadfd3419700826d: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36023/ADM 53-36023-009_0.jpg)


14 March 1919

Muscat to Barka and return.

Lat 23.7, Long 58.3 (estimate)

10.15am: The British Consul (Major LBH Howarth) and his wife came on board.

10.30am: Weighed and proceeded.

3.0pm: Anchored off Barka. Consul and party landed.

5.15pm: Consul’s party returned. Weighed and proceeded.

9.50pm: Anchored, Muscat port and landed Consul’s party.


4caf8489cadfd3419700826e: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36023/ADM 53-36023-009_1.jpg)


15 March 1919

Muscat.

Lat 23.63, Long 58.57

Landed cricket party.


4caf8489cadfd3419700826f: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36023/ADM 53-36023-010_0.jpg)


16 March 1919

Muscat.

Lat 23.63, Long 58.57


4caf8489cadfd34197008270: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36023/ADM 53-36023-010_1.jpg)


17 March 1919

Muscat.

Lat 23.63, Long 58.57

Coaling from dhows.


4caf8489cadfd34197008271: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36023/ADM 53-36023-011_0.jpg)


18 March 1919

Muscat.

Lat 23.63, Long 58.57


4caf8489cadfd34197008272: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36023/ADM 53-36023-011_1.jpg)


19 March 1919

Muscat.

Lat 23.63, Long 58.57


4caf8489cadfd34197008273: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36023/ADM 53-36023-012_0.jpg)


20 March 1919

Muscat.

Lat 23.63, Long 58.57


4caf8489cadfd34197008274: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36023/ADM 53-36023-012_1.jpg)


21 March 1919

Muscat.

Lat 23.63, Long 58.57

In am: Discharged Ldg Sig. Hammond to hospital.


4caf8489cadfd34197008275: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36023/ADM 53-36023-013_0.jpg)


22 March 1919

Muscat.

Lat 23.63, Long 58.57


4caf8489cadfd34197008276: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36023/ADM 53-36023-013_1.jpg)


23 March 1919

Muscat.

Lat 23.63, Long 58.57

In pm: One stoker (probably Stoker Riddell) and one Lascar joined ship from hospital.


4caf8489cadfd34197008277: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36023/ADM 53-36023-014_0.jpg)


24 March 1919

Muscat and at sea towards Henjam.

Lat 24.1, Long 58.3

7.22am: Weighed and proceeded.

In pm: Exercised “prepare to tow forward”.


4caf8489cadfd34197008278: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36023/ADM 53-36023-014_1.jpg)


25 March 1919

At sea to Henjam.

Lat 26.7, Long 56.1

1.20pm: Anchored, Henjam.

Shore party landed to collect target.


4caf8489cadfd34197008279: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36023/ADM 53-36023-015_0.jpg)


26 March 1919

Henjam to Bundu Abbas (Bandar Abbas).

Lat 26.3, Long 56.2

9.30am: Weighed and proceeded. proc'd

2.20pm: Anchored, Bandar Abbas.


4caf8489cadfd3419700827a: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36023/ADM 53-36023-015_1.jpg)


27 March 1919

Bandar Abbas.

Lat 27.18, Long 56.3

Exercised “laying out bower anchor” and “away all boats’ crews”.


4caf8489cadfd3419700827b: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36023/ADM 53-36023-016_0.jpg)


28 March 1919

Bandar Abbas.

Lat 27.18, Long 56.3

1” aiming rifle practice at target.

Football party landed.


4caf8489cadfd3419700827c: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36023/ADM 53-36023-016_1.jpg)


29 March 1919

Bandar Abbas.

Lat 27.18, Long 56.3


4caf8489cadfd3419700827d: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36023/ADM 53-36023-017_0.jpg)


30 March 1919

Bandar Abbas.

Lat 27.18, Long 56.3

Sunday routine.

In am: Captain’s rounds.

In pm: Landed cricket party.


4caf8489cadfd3419700827e: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36023/ADM 53-36023-017_1.jpg)


31 March 1919

Bandar Abbas.

Lat 26.95, Long 55.7 (approx)

7.0am: Weighed and proceeded.

8.25am: Khor Tawala abeam 5 miles.

8.45am: Quoin Hill abeam 3 miles.

11.07am: Laft (Bandar-e Laft) abeam.

11.50pm: Anchored, Hairpin Bend, Clarence Straits. (This is the Khuran strait between Qeshm Island and mainland Iran. Clarence Strait on British maps, named for William IV, Duke of Clarence)

2.05pm: Weighed and proceeded.

5.55pm: Anchored off Basidu. (At one time there was a sanatorium here for the crews of British gunboats and at this time, possibly still a coaling station and a stores depot.)


4caf8489cadfd3419700827f: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36023/ADM 53-36023-018_0.jpg)

4caf8489cadfd34197008280: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36023/ADM 53-36023-018_1.jpg)

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LOGS FOR APRIL 1919

(Basidu, Henjam, Khasab, Lingeh, Chahbar and Muscat.)


4caf8489cadfd34197008283: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36024/ADM 53-36024-001_0.jpg)

4caf8489cadfd34197008284: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36024/ADM 53-36024-001_1.jpg)

Cover, Adm.53/36024, signed by Lt (N) John B Hurst and Lt/Cdr Rainier, in command.

4caf8489cadfd34197008285: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36024/ADM 53-36024-002_0.jpg)

4caf8489cadfd34197008286: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36024/ADM 53-36024-002_1.jpg)

4caf8489cadfd34197008287: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36024/ADM 53-36024-003_0.jpg)

Mercurial barometer, P Adie, 694, 20’ asl, error nil.

Dry thermometer, N & Z, 10020.

Wet thermometer, N & Z, 2815.

Sea thermometer, N & Z, 10860.


4caf8489cadfd34197008288: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36024/ADM 53-36024-003_1.jpg)


1 April 1919

Basidu.

Lat 26.66, Long 55.3

Hands scrubbing decks.

Muster for monthly payment.

In pm: Hands to paint quarterdeck.

4.0pm: Quarters.

9.0pm: Rounds, SBC.


4caf8489cadfd34197008289: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36024/ADM 53-36024-004_0.jpg)


2 April 1919

Basidu to Henjam.

Lat 26.5, Long 55.6

6.30am: Weighed and proceeded.

3.57pm: Anchored, Henjam. Coaling from lighters.


4caf8489cadfd3419700828a: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-36024/ADM 53-36024-004_1.jpg)


3 April 1919

Henjam.

Lat 26.65, Long 55.85

10.0am: Hove up anchor and proceeded to attempt to salve sunken water lighter in harbour.

10.45am: Left wreck until change of tide and cruised about harbour.

1.50pm: Steamed back to wreck.

2.40pm: Abandoned wreck and set course S39E towards Elphinstone Inlet. (The northern tip of Oman and the site of Telegraph Island, where there used to be a telegraph repeater station. It has been suggested, perhaps apocryphally, that this hot and lonely posting sent the telegraph operators “round the bend”, i.e. posted back to India to recuperate.)

6.50pm: Anchored off Khasab.


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4 April 1919

Khasab to Lingeh.

Lat 26.3, Long 55.9

6.30am: Weighed and proceeded to Elphinstone Inlet, steamed to the extreme end of the inlet, turned and proceeded out to sea.

3.10pm: Jezel Tanb LH abeam 8 miles.

5.48pm: Anchored off Lingeh.


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5 April 1919

Lingeh.

Lat 26.55, Long 54.9


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6 April 1919

Lingeh.

Lat 26.55, Long 54.9

Sunday routine.


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7 April 1919

Lingeh to Henjam.

Lat 26.4, Long 55.3

9.0am: Weighed and proceeded.

12.25pm: Jezt Tanb abeam 8 miles.

4.0pm: Anchored, Henjam.

Lost overboard by accident, one sun helmet ( Ord. Seaman Winsley).


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8 April 1919

Henjam and at sea towards Chahbar.

Lat 26.65, Long 55.85

12.01am: Called both watches, sloped awnings and hoisted skiff.

1.45pm: Weighed and proceeded.

5.55pm: Quoin LH abeam.


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9 April 1919

At sea to Chahbar.

Lat 25.3, Long 58.9

10.07pm: Anchored off Chahbar.


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10 April 1919

Chahbar.

Lat 25.3, Long 60.6


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11 April 1919

Chahbar.

Lat 25.3, Long 60.6

Gun crews at loader exercise.


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12 April 1919

Chahbar.

Lat 25.3, Long 60.6

Exercised “fire stations”.


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13 April 1919

Chahbar.

Lat 25.3, Long 60.6

Sunday routine.


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14 April 1919

Chahbar.

Lat 25.3, Long 60.6

4.0pm: Quarters. Articles of War read.


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15 April 1919

Chahbar.

Lat 25.3, Long 60.6

Painting ship.


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16 April 1919

Chahbar and at sea towards Muscat.

Lat 25.3, Long 60.6

1.50pm: Weighed and proceeded.

Exercised “abandon ship”.


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17 April 1919

At sea to Muscat.

Lat 23.63, Long 58.57

10.0am. Anchored, Muscat Cove. Coaling.


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18 April 1919

Muscat.

Lat 23.63, Long 58.57

Taking in water and stores from dhows.

In pm: One Ldg Signalman rejoined from hospital (probably Ldg Sig. Hammond).


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19 April 1919

Muscat.

Lat 23.63, Long 58.57

Exercised “fire stations and fire pumps”.


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20 April 1919

Muscat.

Lat 23.63, Long 58.57

Sunday routine.


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21 April 1919

Muscat.

Lat 23.63, Long 58.57

Loader practice, physical drill and exercised control parties.


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22 April 1919

Muscat.

Lat 23.63, Long 58.57

Loader practice, physical drill and exercised control parties.

Two hands employed ashore painting hospital.


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23 April 1919

Muscat.

Lat 23.63, Long 58.57

Landed working party for hospital.

Four ratings joined ship from Dumra. Received five boxes of fruit and one case of ammunition.


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24 April 1919

Muscat.

Lat 23.63, Long 58.57

6.45pm: Weighed and proceeded to sea to search for derelict. (In the days of wooden sailing ships, mastless hulks abandoned by their crews often refused to sink and could float for months or even years, a very real hazard to shipping. Naval captains welcomed the opportunity to search for them, either to exercise their gun crews and use up older ammunition, or to get in some towing practice and possibly earn some salvage money for the ship’s company. A welcome break from peacetime routine in any case.)


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25 April 1919

At sea.

Lat 24.8, Long 59.4

Various courses during the day.

6.30pm: Stopped engines and lay to for the night.


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26 April 1919

At sea.

Lat 24.8, Long 59.5

4.0am: Position 24 50N, 59 29 30E.

5.15am: Started engines.

Various courses during the day.

6.0pm: Stopped engines and lay to for the night.


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27 April 1919

At sea.

Lat 24.3, Long 59.0

8.55am: Set course for Muscat.

11.50am: Sighted derelict and altered course to close her.

12.25pm: Position of derelict, 24 18N, 58 53E.

Engines as requisite for getting hawser to derelict.

1.40pm: Proceeded course S20W, 200 revs, with dhow in tow.

6.0pm: Vessel steering badly, stopped and got dhow lashed alongside Starboard side.

9.15pm: Anchored, Muscat harbour.


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28 April 1919

Muscat.

Lat 23.63, Long 58.57

In am: Hands pumping on derelict.

11.30am: Dropped dhow astern and anchored her.


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29 April 1919

Muscat.

Lat 23.63, Long 58.57

8.50am: Hands went on board dhow and hove up anchor. Steam cutter towed dhow to Mahalla Cove and beached her.

Hands employed on dhow.

10.0pm: Hands returned from dhow leaving watchman.


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30 April 1919

Muscat.

Lat 23.63, Long 58.57

6.30am: Shifted berth.

Working party left ship for dhow.

Hands securing wire to rocks and hauling ship’s stern round.


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LOGS FOR MAY 1919

(Muscat, Jashk, Henjam, Lingeh and Ras Tarkun)


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Cover, Adm. 53/36025, signed by Lt (N) John B Hurst and Lt/Cdr Rainier, in command.

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Mercurial barometer, P Adie, 694, 20’ asl, error nil.

Dry thermometer, N & Z, 10020.

Wet thermometer, N & Z, 2815.

Sea thermometer, N & Z, 10860.


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1 May 1919

Muscat.

Lat 23.63, Long 58.57

Hands cleaning ship.

Tallying party left ship for dhow.

9.0am: Divisions. Prayers.

Small arms drill.

Spread foc’sle awning.

Noon: Muster for monthly payment.

4.0pm: Quarters. Landed liberty men.

8.0pm: Liberty men returned.

9.0pm: Rounds. Signal books correct.


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2 May 1919

Muscat.

Lat 23.63, Long 58.57

Tally party proceeded to dhow.

Lost by accident, one brass headed boat hook.


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3 May 1919

Muscat.

Lat 23.63, Long 58.57

Tally party proceeded to dhow.


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4 May 1919

Muscat.

Lat 23.63, Long 58.57

Sunday routine.

Tally party proceeded to dhow.


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5 May 1919

Muscat.

Lat 23.63, Long 58.57

Tally party proceeded to dhow.

Hands ashore painting hospital.

Preparing to dress ship.


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6 May 1919

Muscat.

Lat 23.63, Long 58.57

8.0am: Dressed ship.

Tally party proceeded to dhow.

Hands ashore painting hospital.

One rating joined ship from hospital.

Noon: Fired 31 gun salute. (The anniversary of the accession of George V to the throne).


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7 May 1919

Muscat.

Lat 23.63, Long 58.57

Tally party proceeded to dhow.

Hands ashore painting hospital.

Discharged one rating to hospital.


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8 May 1919

Muscat.

Lat 23.63, Long 58.57

Tally party proceeded to dhow.

Discharged one rating to SS Dumra for passage to Bombay.


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9 May 1919

Muscat.

Lat 23.63, Long 58.57

Coaling.

10.15am: One Pte RMLI discharged to hospital.


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10 May 1919

Muscat.

Lat 23.63, Long 58.57

Exercised fire stations and tested hand pumps.


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11 May 1919

Muscat.

Lat 23.63, Long 58.57

10.30am: Consul General (Sir Percy Cox) visited ship. Fired 13 gun salute.


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12 May 1919

Muscat.

Lat 23.63, Long 58.57

Tally party proceeded to dhow.

One Pte RMLI rejoined ship from hospital.

Read warrant No 7.


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13 May 1919

Muscat.

Lat 23.63, Long 58.57

Tally party to dhow.


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14 May 1919

Muscat.

Lat 23.63, Long 58.57

One AB discharged to hospital.


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15 May 1919

Muscat and at sea.

Lat 23.8, Long 58.3

5.15am: Tug alongside to tow target.

5.30am: Weighed and proceeded to sea.

5.45 to 7.30am: Firing practice at target.

Proceeded into Muscat Cove and put target ashore.

9.45am: Proceeded to sea.

7.0pm: Anchored.


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16 May 1919

At sea.

Lat 24.7, Long 57.2

6.0am: Weighed and proceeded.

8.20pm: Anchored in 25 45N, 57 25E.


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17 May 1919

At sea to Jashk.

Lat 25.6, Long 57.8

6.20am: Weighed and proceeded towards Jashk.

8.15am: Anchored off Jashk.


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18 May 1919

Jashk to Henjam.

Lat 25.9, Long 57.0

6.15am: Weighed and proceeded.

4.30pm: Quoin LH abeam.

9.30pm: Anchored, Henjam.


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19 May 1919

Henjam.

Lat 26.65, Long 55.85

Completed with coal and shifted berth.


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20 May 1919

Henjam.

Lat 26.65, Long 55.85

In pm: Landed cricket party.


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21 May 1919

Henjam.

Lat 26.65, Long 55.85

In am: Exercised “out large kedge”.


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22 May 1919

Henjam and at sea.

Lat 26.65, Long 55.85

9.50pm: Tanb Lt S68W.


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23 May 1919

At sea.

Lat 25.6, Long 55.4

1.35am: Tanb Lt abeam 11 miles.

In pm: Exercised “collision stations”.


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24 May 1919

At sea to Henjam and to Lingeh.

Lat 26.65, Long 55.85

2.0am: Aku Mura I. abeam 9 miles.

3.20am: Jezt Tanb Lt N2W

Strong W’ly swell, vessel rolling heavily.

10.40am: Anchored off Henjam.

Noon: Weighed and proceeded.

7.05pm: Anchored, Lingeh.


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25 May 1919

Lingeh.

Lat 26.55, Long 54.9

Sunday routine. Pumped out aft peak tank.


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26 May 1919

Lingeh.

Lat 26.55, Long 54.9

Refitting boats’ falls.


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27 May 1919

Lingeh.

Lat 26.55, Long 54.9

7.40am: HMS Britomart arrived.

Received six cases of ammunition from same.


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28 May 1919

Lingeh.

Lat 26.55, Long 54.9

Painting.


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29 May 1919

Lingeh.

Lat 26.55, Long 54.9

Painting.


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30 May 1919

Lingeh.

Lat 26.55, Long 54.9

Painting.


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31 May 1919

Lingeh to Ras Tarkun.

Lat 26.6, Long 55.6

6.0am: Weighed and proceeded.

12.20pm: Anchored off Ras Tarkun.


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LOGS FOR JUNE 1919

(Ras Tarkun, Henjam, Muscat and Chahbar)


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Cover, Adm. 53/36026, signed by Lt (N) John B Hurst and Lt/Cdr Rainier, in command.

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1 June 1919

Ras Tarkun.

Lat 26.6, Long 55.6

Sunday routine.

7.0am: Hands washing down.

9.0am: Divisions. Muster by the open list.

Divine service.

4.0pm: Quarters.

9.0pm: Rounds. SBC.


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2 June 1919

Ras Tarkun to Henjam.

Lat 26.6, Long 55.6

3.50pm: Weighed and proceeded.

6.20pm: Anchored off Henjam.


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3 June 1919

Henjam.

Lat 26.65, Long 55.85

Dressed overall. (The King’s birthday.)


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4 June 1919

Henjam.

Lat 26.65, Long 55.85

Painting.


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5 June 1919

Henjam.

Lat 26.65, Long 55.85

In am: Completed with coal.

In pm: Landed cricket party.


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6 June 1919

Henjam.

Lat 26.65, Long 55.85

Cleaning small arms and SA drill.


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7 June 1919

Henjam.

Lat 26.65, Long 55.85


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8 June 1919

Henjam and at sea towards Muscat.

Lat 26.6, Long 56.1

10.38am. Weighed, cleared foul anchor and proceeded, courses SE’ly.


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9 June 1919

At sea.

Lat 24.1, Long 57.7

Estimate based on noon bearing and distance to Muscat. Lat given as 22 42N in log, unfeasible as both inland and South of Muscat.

Courses SE’ly all day.

7.0pm: Stopped engines and lay to for the night.


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10 June 1919

At sea to Muscat.

Lat 23.63, Long 58.57

4.0am: Proceeded.

6.20am: Anchored with large kedge, Muscat.

Two ratings joined from hospital.

Lighters alongside with water and stores.

Landed bathing party.


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11 June 1919

Muscat.

Lat 23.63, Long 58.57


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12 June 1919

Muscat to Yiti.

Lat 23.63, Long 58.57

In am: Aired bedding. Small arms inspection.

11.40am: Weighed and proceeded.

12.50pm: Anchored off Yiti.

Landed seining party (fishing with a large net that hangs in the water).

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13 June 1919

Yiti (now Tawiyan Yiti).

Lat 23.55, Long 58.68

8.0am: Steam cutter left for Muscat.

11.45am: Cutter returned.

In pm: Landed seining party.


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14 June 1919

Yiti to Bunder Jissa (now Bandar Jissah).

Lat 23.55, Long 58.655

8.0am: Steam cutter left for Muscat.

Exercised “fire stations” and tested hand pumps.

11.30am: Weighed and proceeded to Bunder Jissa.

Noon: Anchored.

Cutter returned.


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15 June 1919

Bandar Jissa.

Lat 23.55, Long 58.655

Sunday routine.

Steam cutter left for Muscat.


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16 June 1919

Bandar Jissa and Yiti, Muscat and at sea towards Chahbar.

Lat 23.55, Long 58.68

7.30am: Shifted anchorage back to Yiti.

4.55pm: Weighed and proceeded to Muscat and anchored.

6.50pm: Weighed and proceeded to sea.


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17 June 1919

At sea to Chahbar.

Lat 25.2, Long 60.4

8.0am: Ship rolling heavily in confused SE/SW swell.

In am: Exercised “land every available man” and provided gear. (An alert first lieutenant takes the opportunity to exercise his crew in a complex evolution in less than ideal weather.)

1.35pm: Anchored off Chahbar.


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18 June 1919

Chahbar and at sea towards Muscat.

Lat 25.2, Long 60.5

10.48am: Weighed and proceeded.

Noon: Ship rolling heavily and pitching violently to high SW swell.

4.0pm: Ship rolling heavily to S’ly swell.

8.0pm: Ship rolling heavily to high SSW swell.


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19 June 1919

At sea to Muscat and at sea towards Chahbar.

Lat 23.63, Long 58.57

6.30am: Anchored, Muscat.

Discharged one rating to hospital.

Completed with coal.

1.31pm: Weighed and proceeded.

11.59pm: High SE swell, ship rolling heavily.


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20 June 1919

At sea to Chahbar.

Lat 25.3, Long 60.6

4.0am: Ship rolling heavily to SE swell.

7.33am: Anchored, Chahbar.

Exercised “general quarters”.


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21 June 1919

Chahbar.

Lat 25.3, Long 60.6

In am: Exercised “fire stations” and tested hand pumps.

Fired X 12 pdr gun at target. (X. an aft mounted gun, by tradition manned by the marine contingent.)


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22 June 1919

Chahbar.

Lat 25.3, Long 60.6

Sunday routine.


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23 June 1919

Chahbar.

Lat 25.3, Long 60.6

In am: Small arms drill.

In pm: Party landed for range firing.


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24 June 1919

Chahbar.

Lat 25.3, Long 60.6

In am: Small arms drill.

In pm: Party landed for range firing.


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25 June 1919

Chahbar.

Lat 25.3, Long 60.6

In pm: Party landed for range firing.


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26 June 1919

Chahbar.

Lat 25.3, Long 60.6

Divisions with small arms and SA inspection.

In pm: Party landed for range firing.


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27 June 1919

Chahbar.

Lat 25.3, Long 60.6

Hands painting quarterdeck.


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28 June 1919

Chahbar.

Lat 25.3, Long 60.6

Exercised “fire stations”.


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29 June 1919

Chahbar.

Lat 25.3, Long 60.6

Sunday routine.

Seedies landed for leave.


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30 June 1919

Chahbar.

Lat 25.3, Long 60.6

Dressed ship overall. (Probably to mark peace celebrations. The Treaty of Versailles was signed on 28th June.)


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LOGS FOR JULY 1919

(Chahbar, Muscat, Henjam and Kashk)


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Cover, Adm. 53/36027, signed by Lt (N) John B Hurst and Lt/Cdr Rainier, in command.

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1 July 1919

Chahbar.

Lat 25.2, Long 60.5

10.45am: Weighed and proceeded.

10.50am: Stopped to await telegram.

11.10am: Proceeded.

Noon and 4.0pm: Ship rolling heavily to high SSW swell.

8.0pm: Ship rolling heavily to high confused swell.

11.59pm: Ship rolling heavily to high swell.


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2 July 1919

At sea to Muscat.

Lat 23.63, Long 58.57

7.0am: Anchored Muscat, water boat alongside.

12.40pm: Weighed and proceeded, course S58E towards Sur and Ras al Khabba to assist SS Charles Tellier (ashore).

7.0pm: Anchored off Ras al Shajar in 8.5 fms. (Without radar or GPS on an unlit and badly charted coast, very sensible.)


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3 July 1919

Ras al Sharjar to Sur and to Muscat.

Lat 22.7, Long 59.4 (approx)

4.34am: Weighed and proceeded.

7.35am: Anchored off Sur (now As Sur).

10.40am: Weighed and proceeded towards Muscat with the Captain of SS Charles Tellier taking passage.

8.50pm: Anchored, Muscat Cove.


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4 July 1919

Muscat.

Lat 23.63, Long 58.57

Discharged one rating to hospital.


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5 July 1919

Muscat.

Lat 23.63, Long 58.57

In am: Took on fresh water.

In pm: Read warrant No 8.


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6 July 1919

Muscat and at sea towards Henjam.

Lat 23.63, Long 58.57

Sunday routine.

Lost overboard, one sea thermometer No 10860 and guard. New thermometer in use No 2816.

6.30pm: S/Lt JE Brodie RN and one rating joined ship.

9.0pm: Weighed and proceeded.


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7 July 1919

At sea.

Lat 25.1, Long 57.7

In am: Exercised “general quarters”.

9.50pm: Quoin Lt N20W.


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8 July 1919

At sea to Henjam.

Lat 26.65, Long 55.85

6.10am: Anchored off Henjam.

Took on provisions and coal.


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9 July 1919

Henjam and at sea towards Chahbar.

Lat 26.5, Long 56.3

9.15am: Weighed and proceeded.


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10 July 1919

At sea.

Lat 25.3, Long 59.0

5.0pm: Ship rolling heavily to SE swell.

11.59pm: Rolling heavily, took in patent log.


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11 July 1919

At sea to Chahbar.

Lat 25.3, Long 60.6

12.40am: Anchored off Chahbar.

7.0am: Ship rolling heavily.


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12 July 1919

Chahbar.

Lat 25.3, Long 60.6

Exercised “fire stations” and tested hand pumps.


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13 July 1919

Chahbar.

Lat 25.3, Long 60.6

Hands taking in stores from SS Palamcotta.


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14 July 1919

Chahbar.

Lat 25.3, Long 60.6

Hands cleaning ship, painting the outside of the charthouse and refitting small gear.

Marines ashore with Maxim for firing exercise.

Lost overboard by accident, steamboat's port brass fairlead.


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15 July 1919

Chahbar.

Lat 25.3, Long 60.6

In am: Veered out cable to 2 ½ shackles. Ship rolling heavily.


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16 July 1919

Chahbar.

Lat 25.3, Long 60.6

Hands painting and refitting small gear.

In pm: Veered out to 3 shackles.


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17 July 1919

Chahbar and at sea towards Jashk.

Lat 25.3, Long 60.6

4.38pm: Weighed and proceeded.


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18 July 1919

At sea to Jashk.

Lat 25.6, Long 57.8

12.35pm: Anchored, Jashk.

Landed football party.


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19 July 1919

Jashk and at sea towards Henjam.

Lat 25.6, Long 57.8

8.0am: Dressed ship overall (apparently for official peace celebrations).

8.35pm: Weighed and proceeded.


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20 July 1919

At sea to Henjam.

Lat 26.65, Long 55.85

12.05pm: Anchored, Henjam.


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21 July 1919

Henjam and at sea towards Muscat.

Lat 26.65, Long 55.85

In am: Completed with coal.

One 8" double block lost overboard.

5.0pm: Weighed, cleared foul anchor and proceeded.

10.25pm: Quoin abeam, a/c S55E.


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22 July 1919

At sea.

Lat 25.1, Long 57.6

10.0pm: Stopped engines and laid to for the night. Ship rolling heavily.


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23 July 1919

At sea to Muscat.

Lat 23.63, Long 58.57

4.10am: Half ahead, set course S34E for Muscat.

11.20am: Anchored, Muscat Cove.

In pm: Discharged one PO and one Seedie to hospital.


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24 July 1919

Muscat.

Lat 23.63, Long 58.57

Streamed kedge and hauled the stern round.

In pm: One PO, one Ldg Seaman and three ABs joined from SS Palitana.


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25 July 1919

Muscat.

Lat 23.63, Long 58.57


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26 July 1919

Muscat.

Lat 23.63, Long 58.57

Exercised “fire stations”.

Discharged one Seedie to hospital.


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27 July 1919

Muscat.

Lat 23.63, Long 58.57

Sunday routine.


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28 July 1919

Muscat.

Lat 23.63, Long 58.57

In am: Exercised “away all boats”.

In pm: Read warrant No 9.


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29 July 1919

Muscat.

Lat 23.63, Long 58.57

In am: Coaling and watering.

Hands refitting and turning out blocks. (A regular practice in well run ships to even out wear.)

Four ratings left ship for passage to Bombay.


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30 July 1919

Muscat.

Lat 23.63, Long 58.57

Landed working party for cemetery.


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31 July 1919

Muscat.

Lat 23.63, Long 58.57

Discharged one Seedie to hospital.

Landed working party for cemetery.


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LOGS FOR AUGUST 1919

(Muscat, Henjam, Basra, Mohammerah, Fao, Sheik Shuaib, Henjam and Muscat)


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Cover, Adm. 53/36028, signed by Lt (N) John B Hurst and Lt/Cdr Rainier, in command.

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1 August 1919

Muscat and at sea towards Henjam

Lat 23.9, Long 58.4

Three POs and three ABs joined for passage to HMS Britomart.

9.25am: Weighed and proceeded.


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2 August 1919

At sea to Henjam and at sea towards Basra

Lat 26.6, Long 56.3

2.15pm: Anchored off Henjam.

Discharged six ratings for HMS Britomart.

(Sadly, one of these ratings, AB William G Vallis, J12116, died of heat stroke on 5th August. He was buried by the crew of HMS Britomart on the 6th August, vide log of HMS Britomart.)

3.0pm: Weighed and proceeded.


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3 August 1919

At sea.

Lat 26.6, Long 53.1

1.15am: Farur I. abeam.

4.50am: Kais I. LV abeam.


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4 August 1919

At sea.

Lat 28.6, Long 50.1

4.18pm: Position 28 55N, 49 48E


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5 August 1919

At sea to Basra.

Lat 30.33, Long 48.28 (approx)

1.30am. Observed Shatt-al-arab LV.

4.20am: Passed LV.

7.30am: Fao abeam.

3.0pm: Harbour Master boarded.

3.24pm: Anchored off Ashar creek and moored ship.

7.0pm: One Ldg Stoker, one Stoker and one AB joined from hospital for passage to HMS Britomart.


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6 August 1919

Basra.

Lat 30.5, Long 47.86

In am: Completed with coal.

In pm. One rating joined from hospital for passage to HMS Britomart.


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7 August 1919

Basra.

Lat 30.5, Long 47.86

Two ratings discharged to hospital.

Landed dental party.


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8 August 1919

Basra.

Lat 30.5, Long 47.86

Two ratings discharged to hospital.


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9 August 1919

Basra.

Lat 30.5, Long 47.86

Exercised “fire stations”.


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10 August 1919

Basra.

Lat 30.5, Long 47.86


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11 August 1919

Basra to Mohammerah.

Lat 30.5, Long 47.86

One rating joined from detention for passage to HMS Britomart.

5.20pm: Weighed and proceeded.

7.30pm: Anchored in the Karun River, off Anglo Persian Oil Co’s house.


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12 August 1919

Mohammerah.

Lat 30.43, Long 48.16


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13 August 1919

Mohammerah.

Lat 30.43, Long 48.16


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14 August 1919

Mohammerah to Fao

Lat 29.97, Long 48.5

5.10am: Weighed and proceeded down river.

8.50am: Anchored off Fao.


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15 August 1919

Fao.

Lat 29.97, Long 48.5

Exercised “general quarters”.


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16 August 1919

Fao and at sea.

Lat 29.9, Long 48.6

9.07am: Weighed and proceeded down river.

12.06pm: Shatt-al-arab LV abeam ½ mile. Set course S48E.


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17 August 1919

At sea to Sheik Shuaib (now Jezirat Sheikh-Shuaib)

Lat 27.5, Long 51.8

10.45pm: Anchored off Sheik Shuaib


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18 August 1919

Sheik Shuaib and at sea towards Henjam.

Lat Lat 26.79, Long 53.33

9.0am: Shifted berth to East end of island.

3.30pm: Discharged one AB, two Stokers and one Lascar to HMS Britomart.

6.0pm: Weighed and proceeded.

10.30pm: Kais I. LV abeam 4.5 miles.


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19 August 1919

At sea to Henjam.

Lat 26.65, Long 55.85

12.17pm: Anchored, Henjam.


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20 August 1919

Henjam and at sea towards Muscat.

Lat 26.65, Long 55.85

Completed with coal.

Steam cutter put ashore for NTO.

3.40pm: Weighed and proceeded.


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21 August 1919

At sea.

Lat 25.1, Long 57.7

In am: Firing exercise with for’d 4”.

7.20pm: Position: 24 22N, 58 06 15E


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22 August 1919

At sea to Muscat.

Lat 23.63, Long 58.57

3.04am. Anchored, Muscat.

Hands taking in water and provisions.


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23 August 1919

Muscat.

Lat 23.63, Long 58.57


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24 August 1919

Muscat.

Lat 23.63, Long 58.57

Sunday routine.


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25 August 1919

Muscat.

Lat 23.63, Long 58.57

8.0am: One rating joined ship from SS Barjora.

Hands overhauling Starboard cable.


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26 August 1919

Muscat.

Lat 23.63, Long 58.57

Hands overhauling Port cable.


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27 August 1919

Muscat.

Lat 23.63, Long 58.57

Hands working about boats and taking on fresh water.


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28 August 1919

Muscat.

Lat 23.63, Long 58.57

Hands painting ship’s side.

One Lascar discharged to hospital.


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29 August 1919

Muscat.

Lat 23.63, Long 58.57

Hands painting ship’s side.

Inspection of storerooms by Captain.


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30 August 1919

Muscat.

Lat 23.63, Long 58.57


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31 August 1919

Muscat.

Lat 23.63, Long 58.57

Sunday routine.

In pm: Weighed stern anchor.


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LOGS FOR SEPTEMBER 1919

(Karachi, Muscat, Jashk, Muscat and Bombay)


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Cover, Adm. 53/36029, signed by Lt (N) Ian E Brodie and Lt/Cdr Rainier, in command.

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1 September 1919

Muscat and at sea towards Karachi.

Lat 23.8, Long 59.6

5.10am: Weighed and proceeded.

Noon: Ship rolling heavily to SE’ly swell.

4.0pm: Ship rolling heavily to SE’ly swell.

6.0pm: Heavy sea and swell. Rolling violently.

8.0pm: Heavy sea and swell. Rolling heavily.

11.59pm: Ship rolling heavily to SE’ly swell.


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2 September 1919

At sea.

Lat 23.5, Long 62.6

3.0am: Ship rolling heavily to high SE swell.

5.0pm: Paid monthly money.


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3 September 1919

At sea to Karachi.

Lat 24.5, Long 66.2

6.15pm: Secured to No 5 buoy, Karachi.


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4 September 1919

Karachi.

Lat 24.8, Long 67.0

10.30am: Lt Hurst RNR left ship.


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5 September 1919

Karachi.

Lat 24.8, Long 67.0


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6 September 1919

Karachi.

Lat 24.8, Long 67.0


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7 September 1919

Karachi.

Lat 24.8, Long 67.0


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8 September 1919

Karachi.

Lat 24.8, Long 67.0

Noon: Landed Port watch, 48 hours leave.


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9 September 1919

Karachi.

Lat 24.8, Long 67.0


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10 September 1919

Karachi.

Lat 24.8, Long 67.0

In am: Completed with coal.


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11 September 1919

Karachi.

Lat 24.8, Long 67.0

8.30am: Starboard watch landed for 48 hours leave.

In pm: Discharged two bags of mails to SS Alasa.


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12 September 1919

Karachi.

Lat 24.8, Long 67.0

Discharged one bag of mails to SS Bangora.


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13 September 1919

Karachi and at sea towards Muscat.

Lat 24.7, Long 66.6 (Log records the Lat as 42 43 15N)

9.50am: Slipped and proceeded.


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14 September 1919

At sea.

Lat 24.0, Long 63.0


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15 September 1919

At sea.

Lat 23.7, Long 59.1

3.20pm: Fishers Rock abeam. Anchored.

4.0pm: Weighed and proceeded.

6.50pm: Anchored in 23 41N, 58 11 30E.


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16 September 1919

Sib (now As Sib).

Lat 23.7, Long 58.2


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17 September 1919

Sib to Muscat.

Lat 23.7, Long 58.2

10.45am: Embarked Consul.

Noon: Weighed and proceeded.

2.47pm: Anchored, Muscat harbour.

3.45pm: Two ratings for HMS Britomart joined ship.

Received seven cases of fruit and six cases of soap


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18 September 1919

Muscat.

Lat 23.63, Long 58.57


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19 September 1919

Muscat and at sea towards Jashk.

Lat 23.9, Long 58.5

9.20am: Weighed and proceeded, course N24W all day.


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20 September 1919

At sea to Jashk.

Lat 25.6, Long 57.8

6.25am: HMS Britomart sighted on Port bow.

8.50am: Anchored, Jashk.

Discharged two ratings to Britomart.


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21 September 1919

Jashk and at sea towards Muscat.

Lat 25.6, Long 57.8

10.0am: Received two cases of stores from SS Palamcotta.

4.15pm: Five native ratings joined ship for passage to Muscat.

4.40pm: Weighed and proceeded.


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22 September 1919

At sea to Muscat.

Lat 23.63, Long 58.57

9.40am: Anchored, Muscat.

Discharged five ratings to shore.


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23 September 1919

Muscat.

Lat 23.63, Long 58.57

Coaling, received 70 tons.


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24 September 1919

Muscat.

Lat 23.63, Long 58.57


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25 September 1919

Muscat and at sea towards Bombay.

Lat 23.4, Long 59.5

5.30am: Weighed and proceeded, course S76E all day.

In pm: Paid war gratuity money.


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26 September 1919

At sea.

Lat 22.6, Long 62.9


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27 September 1919

At sea.

Lat 21.5, Long 66.7


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28 September 1919

At sea.

Lat 20.2, Long 70.0

Lost overboard by accident one boat's duplex lantern.


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29 September 1919

At sea to Bombay.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

10.45am: Secured to NT buoy, Bombay harbour.

Two ratings rejoined from shore.

Hands getting out ammunition into lighter.


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30 September 1919

Bombay.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

Hands dismounting guns and getting out stores.


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LOGS FOR OCTOBER 1919

(Bombay)


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Cover, Adm. 53/36030, signed by Lt (N) Ian E Brodie and Lt/Cdr Rainier, in command.

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1 October 1919

Bombay.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

Thermometers, barometer and compasses unshipped.

Slipped buoy and entered basin.

Hands left ship for sailor's home.


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2 October 1919

Bombay.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

Hands returning stores.


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3 October 1919

Bombay.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

Hands returning stores.


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4 October 1919

Bombay.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

Hands returning stores.


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5 October 1919

Bombay.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

Ship paid off.


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HMS Bramble was sold, probably for scrap, in Bombay,January 1920.