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Old 1st class Gunboat, Bramble-class

Pendant No. P.8C. Launched 15.11.98 London and Glasgow. 710 tons, 187(oa), 180(pp)x33 x8ft. TE 1300ihp, 13.5kts. Armament: 2-4in, 4-12pdr. Served in West and East Africa. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Cameroons 1914. Sold 13.7.26 Ward, Pembroke Dock. (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.

Dwarf and her sister ships (Bramble, Thistle and Britomart) were the first all-steel gunboats and also the last true gunboats. Built for river and coastal work, 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 wherever they served. Dwarf served on the West coast of Africa in all these logs, taking part in the actions to defeat the German resistance in Cameroon in 1914. Welcome aboard!

The second line of each day’s entry is the noon position in decimal format. Where known exactly, it was either recorded in the log or is the position of a known port. Where marked “(approx)” it has been deduced by me from other information. Other positions, notably at 8.0am and 8.0pm are given in degrees and minutes.

THE VOYAGES OF HMS DWARF 1914-1923
(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 – JULY 1ST 1914 TO JUNE 21ST 1915


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Cover, Adm. 53/40444.

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HMS DWARF

Commander FEK Strong, RN, in command.

1st July 1914 to 21st June 1915.


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Printed page of instructions for logkeepers.

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Vessel information page, no entries.



LOGS FOR JULY 1914


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1 July 1914

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

6.0am: Cleaning ship.

9.0am: Ship commisioned by Cdr FEK (Frederick Edward Ketelby) Strong, RN.

9.30am: Exercised “general quarters”.

Paid monthly money.

In pm: Leave to watch until 7.0am:


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2 July 1914

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

9.05am: Read Articles of War.

Hands employed painting and as requisite.


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3 July 1914

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

11.40am: Greek cruiser Helle arrived


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4 July 1914

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

Saturday routine.

In pm: Hands to make and mend.

2.45pm: HMS Pelorus arrived


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5 July 1914

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

Sunday routine.

9.0am: Divisions. Mustered by the open list.


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6 July 1914

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

1.45pm: Greek cruiser Helle sailed.


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7 July 1914

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

6.0am: HMS Pelorus sailed.

Discharged one stoker to hospital.

7.0pm: American battleship Illinois arrived.


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8 July 1914

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

9.0am: USS’ Missouri and Idaho arrived. (Idaho is en route to be sold to the Greek navy, with USS Mississippi.)

Discharged one seaman and one stoker to hospital.

4.0pm: Discharged one prisoner to detention.


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9 July 1914

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

Hands mustered bags (for inspection).


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10 July 1914

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

Issued soap and tobacco.


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11 July 1914

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

12.45pm: Danish cruiser arrived.


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12 July 1914

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

Sunday routine.


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13 July 1914

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

In am: One AB discharged to hospital.


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14 July 1914

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

Surgeon rejoined ship and three ratings returned from hospital.


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15 July 1914

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

Refitting, painting, drawing stores.


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16 July 1914

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

Discharged one RMLI to hospital. (Royal Marine Light Infantry, the forerunner of the Royal Marines.)


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17 July 1914

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37


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18 July 1914

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

In pm: Exercised “fire stations”.


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19 July 1914

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37


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20 July 1914

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

10.10am: Vice Admiral FE Brock inspected ship. Exercised “fire stations” and “abandon ship”.

In pm: Shifted ship to Gun Wharf.


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21 July 1914

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

All day: Ammunitioning ship.

One AB returned from hospital.


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22 July 1914

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

Drawing stores.

Exercised “out diving gear”.


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23 July 1914

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

Carried out basin trials. (Raised steam, ran engines, tested rudder etc, while moored.)

Two ratings returned from hospital.


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24 July 1914

Gibraltar and at sea towards Las Palmas.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

9.0am: Slipped and proceeded for full power trials.

12.10pm: Secured to No 9 buoy.

12.45pm: Swung ship to adjust compasses.

2.40pm: Slipped and proceeded.

5.50pm: Tarifa abeam 4.5 miles.

9.07pm: Cape Spartel Lt abeam, a/c S62W. (Officially leaving the Med. once past Cap Spartel.)


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25 July 1914

At sea.

Lat 34.9, Long -8.6 (approx)


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26 July 1914

At sea.

Lat 32.7, Long -11.1 (approx)

12.30pm: Set staysail.

5.10pm: Set fore and main trysails.

(Dwarf has three part masts like a sailing ship and can carry a full suit of sails. The fore and aft sails are particularly useful to provide stability in a sea and reduce rolling when wind and sea are on the beam.)


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27 July 1914

At sea.

Lat 30.8, Long -13.1 (approx)

4.40pm: Exercised “collision stations”.


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28 July 1914

At sea to Las Palmas.

Lat 28.13, Long -15.42

4.0am: Isleta Lt S80W.

7.30am: Anchored in Las Palmas harbour and secured stern to buoy.

Completed with coal and water from lighters.


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29 July 1914

Las Palmas.

Lat 28.13, Long -15.42

10.10am: Captain of Port visited ship.


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30 July 1914

Las Palmas and at sea towards Dakar.

Lat 27.2, Long -16.0 (approx)

5.0am: Weighed and proceeded.

Hands preparing ship for war.

9.0pm: General quarters. Hands to night defence stations.


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31 July 1914

At sea towards Dakar.

Lat 24.3, Long -17.3 (approx)



THE VOYAGES OF HMS DWARF
Operations in the Gulf of Guinea

JP map Dwarf 1914

LOGS FOR AUGUST 1914


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1 August 1914

At sea.

Lat 21.5, Long -18.5 (approx)

2.0am: Exercised “night defence stations”.

6.0am: Cleaning ship.

9.0am: A/c S17W. Aired night clothing. (Not pyjamas, but the old jumper and trousers that the crew wear off watch in the evening.)

In pm: Hands mustered for payment.

Preparing ship for war.

4.0pm: Evening quarters. Exercised “general quarters”.

9.0pm: General quarters. Exercised “night defence stations”.


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2 August 1914

At sea.

Lat 18.8, Long -18.1 (approx)


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3 August 1914

At sea to Dakar and at sea towards Sierra Leone.

Lat 15.0, Long -17.8 (approx)

1.15pm: Fired 21 gun salute.

1.25pm: Anchored, Dakar (then French West Africa).

Received 40 tons of coal from lighters.

6.25pm: Weighed and proceeded, course S22W.


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4 August 1914

At sea.

Lat 12.8, Long -17.9 (approx)

In am: Guns’ crews at loader drill.


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5 August 1914

At sea.

Lat 10.7, Long -17.4 (approx)

Preparing for war.


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6 August 1914

At sea.

Lat 9.2, Long -15.2 (approx)

6.0am: Hands painting ship grey.


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7 August 1914

At sea to Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

3.15am: Stopped and communicated with British steamer Ebani*, from Sierra Leone to Monrovia. Proceeded.

7.10am: Anchored, Freetown Sierra Leone.

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


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8 August 1914

Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Guns crews at 1" aiming rifle. (A tube mounted on or in the gun barrels firing a 1” projectile for aiming practice. Cheaper and saves wear and tear on the gun barrels, a problem with cordite charges.)


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9 August 1914

Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2


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10 August 1914

Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Hands employed getting out stores, rattling down rigging and as required. (Rattling down, adjusting the shrouds and fitting the ratlines, horizontal ropes that are the footholds when climbing the rigging.)


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11 August 1914

Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Hands getting out stores, preparing for war and as required.


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12 August 1914

Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

In am: Guns crews at .303 target practice and gun drill.

3.0pm: Lighter left ship with stores and landed same at King Tom. (The King Tom dockyard, named after the chief who sold the original Freetown settlers the land. Now workshops and a cemetery with a number of graves from both world wars.)


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13 August 1914

Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Exercised “action stations” and “collision stations”.

Hands at .303 firing and guns drill.


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14 August 1914

Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

In pm: Exercised “away all boats’ crews”.


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15 August 1914

Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2


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16 August 1914

Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2


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17 August 1914

Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

8.45am: Weighed and proceeded for 1" aiming rifle and service practice.

12.50pm: Returned to harbour.

2.30pm: Anchored.


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18 August 1914

Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Coal lighter alongside.


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19 August 1914

Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Hands employed painting ship and as required. Guns’ crews at .303 rifle practice.

In pm: Exercised “out kedge anchor”. (A kedge, which comes in various sizes, is designed to be carried out from the ship and dropped where required, to anchor the stern, or haul the stern round, or on occasion to haul the ship off the mud.)


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20 August 1914

Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

In pm. Exercised “man and arm boats”. (An important exercise for gunboats, as one of their main functions is to put landing parties ashore to quell “disturbances”.)


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21 August 1914

Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

3.15pm: HMS Cumberland arrived.


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22 August 1914

Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2


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23 August 1914

Sierra Leone and at sea towards Lome.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

4.30pm: Weighed and proceeded alongside Cumberland.

5.15pm: Taken in tow and proceeded. (Dwarf isn’t disabled, but the tow will enable her to keep up with Cumberland and also conserve fuel. She will still use her own engines while under tow, to relieve the strain on the towrope and improve her steering.).


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24 August 1914

At sea.

Lat 5.4, Long -11.4 (approx)


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25 August 1914

At sea.

Lat 4.0, Long -7.7 (approx)


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26 August 1914

At sea.

Lat 3.7, Long -3.8 (approx)


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27 August 1914

At sea.

Lat 4.8, Long -0.5 (approx)

In am: Fidded topmasts. (The fid is a massive bolt of iron or wood that connects the topmast to the head of the mainmast. It is possible that Dwarf housed her topmasts while under tow for some reason and has now sent them up again.)

5.20pm: Cast off tow and proceeded, N83E.


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28 August 1914

At sea to Lomé (now Togo, then Togoland, a German colony) and at sea towards Lagos.

Lat 6.1, Long 1.2

10.40am: Anchored off Lomé pier.

Hands employed getting in ammunition from surf boats.

7.55pm: Weighed and proceeded.


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29 August 1914

At sea to Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4 (approx)

1.15am: A/c as required to communicate with SS Falaba*.

12.55pm: Anchored off Lagos Bar.

5.30pm: Shifted anchorage.

8.30pm: HMS Cumberland proceeded.

*(Falaba, the first of two Elder-Dempster ships of that name, 1906, 4,806 tons, torpedoed and sunk off St Anne’s Head in 1915, with the loss of 102 lives.)


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30 August 1914

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4

8.30am: Weighed and proceeded into harbour and anchored off Government House, Lagos.


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31 August 1914

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4

Completed with coal.



LOGS FOR SEPTEMBER 1914

(Lagos, Ambas Bay, in action in Cameroon River estuary and at Duala)


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1 September 1914

Lagos and at sea towards the Cameroons.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4

1.40pm: Weighed and proceeded out of harbour, course S31E


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2 September 1914

At sea.

Lat 4.9, Long 4.9 (approx)

Hands to rifle drill, gunnery drill and cutlass drill.

3.55pm: A/c S81E.


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3 September 1914

At sea to Fernando Po and at sea.

Lat 4.0, Long 7.5 (approx)

6.45pm: Anchored, Fernando Po.

10.30pm: Weighed and proceeded.


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4 September 1914

At sea to Ambas Bay.

Lat 4.0, Long 9.2

5.30am: Anchored in Ambas Bay (Cameroon, then the German colony Kamerun).

Landed marines to examine Ambas Island and Pirate Island.

HMS Cumberland’s PB's sweeping the channel. Party from Cumberland examining Mandoleh (Mondola) Island.

11.0am: Weighed and proceeded flying flag of truce.

Noon: Anchored off Victoria (now Limbé).

Captain landed with flag of truce.

2.0pm: Shifted berth.

5.05pm: Captain landed with armed guard.

6.30pm: Party returned.

9.0pm: Landed Cumberland's marines.


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5 September 1914

Ambas Bay.

Lat 4.0, Long 9.2

6.40am: Landing party left ship.

8.40am: All parties returned.

9.0am: HMS Cumberland anchored off Bota and sent flag of truce ashore.

10.30am: Flag of truce returned.

10.50am: Cumberland opened fire on store houses.

3.45pm: Proceeded to anchor off Ambas Island.

7.55pm: Shifted to anchorage off Cumberland.

10.15pm: Shifted to anchorage 2 miles NE of Cumberland.

Night defence stations, watch at the guns.


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6 September 1914

Ambas Bay.

Lat 4.0, Long 9.2

11.0am: Yacht Ivy* and small craft arrived.

1.30pm: Shifted berth to anchor off Ivy.

6.0pm: Weighed and closed HMS Cumberland.

9.45pm: Proceeded for Victoria harbour.

11.59pm: Anchored off Victoria.

* (Ivy, ex-Nigerian Government yacht. Built 1895, 1131grt. Armed with 1 12pdr and 2 6pdrs.)


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7 September 1914

Ambas Bay.

Lat 4.0, Long 9.2

12.01am: Sent cutter manned and armed with surfboats Vampire* and Walrus* to cut out four lighters.

2.20am: Boats returned with lighters.

3.40am:Weighed and proceeded for HMS Cumberland with two lighters in tow.

5.45am: Arrived at rendezvous.

11.50am: Moored lighters 5 cables from Cumberland.

2.25pm: Anchored 2 miles NE of Cumberland.

* (Vampire, ex-Nigerian Government 80 ft steam launch. Armed with 1 3pdr.)

** (Walrus, ex-German tug captured 9.14 at Duala. Armed with 1 3pdr.)


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8 September 1914

Off Cameroon River (now Wouri estuary).

Lat 3.9, Long 9.6 (approx)

9.0am: Weighed and proceeded to moor lighter and to cover sweeping operations.

11.12am: Stopped and fired at drifting boat.

12.56pm: Moored lighter.

5.40pm: Sighted enemy NE. Exercised action stations.

6.50pm: Anchored ½ mile W of HMS Cumberland.


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9 September 1914

Off Cameroon River.

Lat 3.9, Long 9.6

5.45am: Weighed and closed HMS Cumberland. Cumberland's marines came onboard. Proceeded to Suellaba Point. Lat 2.4, Long 9.8

8.0am: Stopped, sent away surfboat, cutter (manned and armed) and steamboat with landing party. General quarters.

8.15am: Cumberland opened fire on Cape Cameroon.

9.0am: Opened fire on Sanatorium. Landed marines.

10.05am: Anchored.

2.05pm: Landing party returned with four prisoners having destroyed enemy signal station and examined Suellaba Point.

2.20pm: Weighed and closed Cumberland.

4.0pm: Proceeded to reconnoitre Manoka Bay.

5.15pm: Engaged guardship Herzogin Elizabeth.

5.40pm: Enemy retired, having apparently been hit once.

Proceeded to anchor off Cumberland.

7.20pm: Anchored ½ mile W of Cumberland.


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10 September 1914

Cameroon River.

Lat 3.9, Long 9.6 (approx)

5.30am: Weighed and closed HMS Cumberland.

6.0am: Proceeded up river to sweep and sound channel to Duala.

5.0pm: Anchored SW of sunken ships.


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11 September 1914

Cameroon River.

Lat 3.9, Long 9.6 (approx)

10.05am: Weighed and proceeded as required for sweeping and sounding the channel.

1.10pm: Sighted lighter and steamboat ahead and opened fire.

1.15pm: Shore battery from Jess Point opened fire. Engaged shore battery and ordered sweeping boats to take cover on starboad side. Retired having been hit once under the bridge.

2.30pm: Anchored in 3.5 fms South of the sunken ships (The Germans sank several vessels in the channel as blockships).

Discharged PO Coomber, who had been seriously wounded in the action, to HMS Cumberland.

(Petty Officer Frederick H COOMBER, 19441 (Ch), died of his wounds later that day.)


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12 September 1914

Cameroon River.

Lat 3.9, Long 9.6 (approx)

5.30am: Yacht Ivy arrived.

6.0am: Weighed and proceeded to base.

7.45am: Made fast alongside collier.

10.0am: Landed funeral party for burial of PO Coomber.

In pm: Coaling.


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13 September 1914

Cameroon River.

Lat 3.9, Long 9.6 (approx)

5.30am: Slipped and proceeeded to sunken ships.

7.10am: Anchored.

10.35am. Weighed and proceeded to assist PB.

11.0am: Picket boat returned.

11.45am: Anchored South of sunken ships.


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14 September 1914

Cameroon River.

Lat 3.9, Long 9.6 (approx)

5.0pm: Put up fighting tops and something.

11.30pm: Sighted several small steamboats round the ship. Opened fire on two of them.


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15 September 1914

Cameroon River.

Lat 3.9, Long 9.6 (approx)

4.50am: Sighted launch and opened fire. Sent Vigilant* to investigate.

6.0am: Vigilant returned with launch filled with infernal machine.

6.30am: Captured one German from “Lome” (probably Lomé, Togo).

1.35pm: Towed infernal machine into shallow water and sank it.

6.40pm: Weighed and shifted billet.

* (Vigilant, ex-Nigerian Government 80 ft steam launch. Armed with 1 3pdr.)


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16 September 1914

Cameroon River.

Lat 3.9, Long 9.6 (approx)

10.40am: Weighed and proceeded as required for searching creeks for Tiko (a place).

3.20pm: Stopped, opened fire on steam launch off Klippen Point.

3.35pm: Proceeded for Tiko.

5.0pm: Anchored.

8.52pm: Sighted light on port bow. Opened fire on ship coming up river. German gunboat Nachtigal rammed ship abreast of foremast port side. Slipped cable and beached ship on left bank of river and placed collision mat. Nachtigal on fire. Picked up four white men and eight black. Secured ship to river bank.

(There is a newspaper report of the prize court proceedings relating to this action.)


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17 September 1914

Cameroon River.

Lat 3.9, Long 9.6 (approx)

1.45am: Cleared 4" magazine and store room. Layed out kedge anchor from stern.

6.0am: Rescued two (?) natives from left bank.

7.55am: Weighed kedge anchor and proceeded as required for Cameroon River.

8.30am: HMS Cumberland's picket boat arrived.

2.30pm: Anchored ¾ miles SE of Cumberland. Divers employed on ships side.


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18 September 1914

Cameroon River.

Lat 3.9, Long 9.6 (approx)

5.15am: Divers and HMS Cumberland’s working party on ship’s side.


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19 September 1914

Cameroon River.

Lat 3.9, Long 9.6

5.0am: Divers and working party on ship’s side.

9.0am: Steamboat captured three natives with surf boat and dinghy.

12.30pm: Landed party to Investigate Manoka Pt.

Landing party returned with natives and two white men who were sent to HMS Cumberland.

6.0pm: Party and prisoners returned from Cumberland.


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20 September 1914

Cameroon River.

Lat 3.9, Long 9.6

Hands employed on ship side.

9.0am: Steam launch left with prisoners from Manoka Point.

1.20pm: Steam launch returned from Manoka Point.

4.15pm: Weighed, closed HMS Cumberland and anchored WSW of same.


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21 September 1914

Cameroon River.

Lat 3.9, Long 9.6 (approx)

7.10am: Collier Sterndale arrived from Lagos.

9.40am: Steam launch, manned and armed, left ship to investigate Lungasi Creek.

1.0pm: Launch returned.


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22 September 1914

Cameroon River.

Lat 3.9, Long 9.6 (approx)

Hands employed fitting maxim belts, painting and as required.


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23 September 1914

Cameroon River.

Lat 3.9, Long 9.6 (approx)

5.50am: Weighed and proceeded to sunken ships.

8.0am: Yacht Ivy and launches Alligator* and Crocodile* arrived

9.30am: Commenced sweeping channel.

Read warrant No 3.

10.28am: Anchored 2 miles above sunken ships.

HMS Challenger and five transports arrived and anchored at the base.

3.14pm: Weighed and proceeded to the Eastward.

3.30pm: Opened fire on shore battery.

3.55pm: Returned to anchorage.

4.12pm: Anchored 2 miles NE of sunken ships.

7.15pm: Shifted billet.

* (Alligator and Crocodile, ex Nigerian Government 100ft motor launches, each armed with one machine gun.)


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24 September 1914

Cameroon River.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67

6.0am: Yacht Ivy arrived and anchored.

10.15am: Weighed and proceeded Eastward to cover sweeping operations, Ivy surveying astern.

12.15pm: Anchored.

6.20pm: Weighed and shifted billet.


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25 September 1914

Cameroon River

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67

9.15am: HMS Challenger arrived and anchored. (This is quite brave stuff. Challenger draws about 22’ and Dwarf anchored in 3.5 fms, 21’, on the previous afternoon.)

10.05am: Weighed and proceeded with sweeping boats.

French cruiser Bruix and five transports arrived and anchored at base.

11.30am: Contact mine came to the surface and was sunk by Maxim.

2.0pm: Picket boat went into Duala with a flag of truce.

2.10pm: Sighted floating mine and exploded it with rifle fire.

5.0pm: Sweepers brought up a bunch of mines.

6.05pm: Anchored off Challenger.


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26 September 1914

Cameroon River.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67

6.0am: HMS Challenger opened fire on town of Duala.

2.15pm: Sweepers exploded a mine.

3.15pm: Opened fire on suspicious object with 12 pdr, also on shore battery.


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27 September 1914

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67

7.0am: Yacht Ivy arrived with Senior Naval Officer and British and French General staffs.

8.30am: Weighed.

9.40am: Duala wireless mast fell. Observed and reported white flags flying at Duala.

10.0am: Two large explosions in the direction of W/T mast.

10.30am: Duala surrendered unconditionally.

11.25am: Anchored.

2.15pm: HMS Challenger landed marines.

3.30pm: Weighed and proceeded.

3.50pm: Tug Remus* took seamen’s landing party from Challenger.

4.0pm: Anchored 2 miles from Duala.

6.20pm: Troopships anchored off Joos (or Jess?) Pt.

Lost overboard during sweeping operations from captured german launch, one maxim gun complete.

* (Remus, ex-Nigerian paddle tug. Built 1913, 203grt. Armed with 3 12pdrs.)


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28 September 1914

Duala to Bonaberi and return.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67

8.35am: Weighed and proceeded up river.

11.05am: Anchored above Bonaberi. Boarded German merchant ships and hoisted British flag in something.

Ships boarded: Soden*, Arafried, Jeanette Woermann**, Max Brock***, Henriette Woermann.****

12.05pm: Stern wheeler Soden came alongside. Commisioned Soden.

1.0pm: Sent Soden to board German ships further up river.

5.10pm: Weighed and proceeded.

6.0pm: Anchored off Duala.

Boarded Ships: Kicka, Fullah, Hausa and Adreana.

7.0pm: Soden, launch, cutter and surboat left for General Dodds, aground landing troops.

9.45pm: Boats returned.

* (Julius von Soden was the first governor of Kamerun)

** (Jeanette Woermann, 1893, 2,286 tons, to Cunard, renamed Pollentia, sank in 1916.)

*** (Max Brock, Woermann Line, 1907, 4,579 tons, renamed Policastria, several other owners and names until scrapped in 1933.)

**** (Henriette Woermann, 1903, 2,426 tons, to Cunard, renamed Polymnia, torpedoed and sunk 1917.)


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29 September 1914

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67

12.01pm: Weighed and proceeded to base.

3.05pm: Secured alongside SS Bintang for provisions and stores for Bosun, Gunner, Carpenter and Navigating Officer.

4.30pm: Slipped and proceeded.

6.55pm: Anchored off Duala.


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30 September 1914

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67



LOGS FOR OCTOBER 1914

(Duala, Nyong and Sanaga river mouths, Duala)


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1 October 1914

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67

12.01pm: Captain and Navigating Officer left ship in launch to reconnoitre creeks.

3.35pm: Ivy arrived.

4.0pm: Two cot cases and two sick sent on board Ivy for passage to SS APPAM*.

9.40pm: Captain and party returned.

* (Appam, Elder-Dempster Line, 1912, 7,781 tons, scrapped in 1936. In 1916 she was captured by the German commerce raider Moewe and taken into an American port as a prize. The photo shows her flying the German flag at anchor in Hampton Roads.)


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2 October 1914

Duala and up river.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67

2.45pm: Weighed and proceeded up Duala River.

4.35pm: Ship grounded twice, before anchoring at 5.40pm.

Extra lookouts placed.


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3 October 1914

Wari River, Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67 (approx)

9.0am: Fullah* (Fuller in log) proceeded up river with Captain and marines.

In pm: Kroomen painting ship’s side.

8.05pm: Fullah and party returned.

* (Fullah, a captured German vessel.)


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4 October 1914

Wari River, Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67

6.05am: Weighed and proceeded down river. Fullah left ship with Captain and reconnoitring party.

7.55am: Anchored off Duala.

9.0pm: Fullah and party returned.


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5 October 1914

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67

9.0am: Fullah proceeded up river with Captain and reconnoitring party.

9.0pm: Fullah and party returned.


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6 October 1914

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67

6.0am: Yacht Ivy arrived.

11.30am: Ivy proceeded.


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7 October 1914

Duala and up Wari River.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67

5.30am: Expedition left for Jabassi.

10.40am: Weighed and proceeded up river.

10.50am: Stopped as steam cutter sank while being towed. Crew secured.

11.15am: Proceeded.

12.40pm: Ship grounded. Anchored.

4.0pm: Ship afloat.

4.15pm: Weighed and proceeded.

Ship grounded and floated off twice more before anchoring at 6.10pm.


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8 October 1914

Wari River.

Lat 4.11, Long 9.75 (approx)

2.10am: Ship grounded.

7.0am: Laid out kedge anchor.

9.50am: Myrtle called alongside.

In pm: Hands trying to refloat ship.


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9 October 1914

Wari River.

Lat 4.11, Long 9.75 (approx)

5.45am: Clear lower deck (an order for every man to muster on the upper deck, engine room watch excepted). Tried to refloat ship (probably involving sending men away in boats, to lighten ship as well as to try and tow off and also running from side to side in a body and/or jumping in unison, both very effective in freeing a ship from the suction of mud).

7.05am: In kedge anchor.

10.0am: Launch Alligator passed bound for Duala.

4.0pm: Ran out wire to shore and tried to heave ship off.

6.45pm: Tug Walrus anchored below Dwarf.

6.50pm: Alligator returned and anchored.


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10 October 1914

Wari River.

Lat 4.11, Long 9.75 (approx)

5.30am: Tug Walrus took ship in tow.

7.45am: Ship afloat.

7.50am: Anchored in 2.5fms.

4.0pm: Weighed. Laid out stern hawser.

4.15pm: Topmast carried away alongside bank.

4.15pm: Ship aground. Laid out bower anchor on port bow.

Jabassi expedition returned.


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11 October 1914

Wari River.

Lat 4.11, Long 9.75 (approx)

7.10am: Tug Walrus arrived.

Other: Hands employed trying to refloat ship

9.45am: Weighed and proceeded.

10.10am: Ship grounded

11.0am: Ship afloat, proceeded.

11.45am: Ship grounded, Walrus returned to Duala.

In pm: Hands trying to refloat ship.


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12 October 1914

(Incorrectly dated Monday, 11th October)

Wari River.

Lat 4.11, Long 9.75 (approx)


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13 October 1914

Wari River.

Lat 4.11, Long 9.75 (approx)

7.0am: Tug Porpoise arrived.*

10.0am: Mole** arrived. Took ship in tow.

11.05am: Ship afloat.

11.10am: Ship aground. Hands employed trying to refloat ship.

1.40pm: Abandoned efforts to refloat ship. Mole anchored ahead. (Presumably the river is still tidal here and they are waiting for the next high tide.)

11.0pm: Ship afloat.

11.40pm: Secured alongside bank.

* (Porpoise, ex-Nigerian paddle tug. Armed with 2 12pdr and 1 3pdr.)

** (Mole, ex-Nigerian Government dredger. Armed with 1 6in, vide Dittmar and Colledge, but more probably a 6 pdr)


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14 October 1914

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67

10.40am: Mole secured alongside.

12.01pm: Slipped and proceeded as required for Duala.

1.20pm: Anchored off Duala.

1.50pm: Store lighter alongside. Hands provisioning ship.


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15 October 1914

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67

In am: Divers examining underwater fittings.

2.15pm: Ammunition lighter left ship. Landed ammunition.


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16 October 1914

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67

In am: Boats away sweeping for sunken steamboat.

In pm: Divers diving for steam cutter.


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17 October 1914

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67

6.0am: Boats away sweeping.

9.0am: Divisions. Aired night clothing

In pm: Diving party away.


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18 October 1914

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67

In am: Diving boat away.

6.0pm: Hands employed trying to raise steam cutter.


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19 October 1914

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67

In am: Divers and party raising steam cutter.

In pm: Fidded new topmast.

6.0pm: Weighed kedge anchor.


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20 October 1914

Duala, estuary and at sea.

Lat 3.9, Long 9.6 (approx)

5.30pm: Weighed and proceeded as required for the base.

7.0am: Made fast alongside SS Bintang. Coaling.

2.20pm: Slipped and proceeded out of harbour, lighter in tow.

6.50pm: Anchored off A buoy

8.30pm: HMS Cumberland and transports passed. Weighed and proceeded South with the fleet.


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21 October 1914

At sea.

Lat 3.4, Long 9.8 (approx)

7.20am: Arrived off Nyong River.

8.0am: Moored lighter.

8.40am: Weighed and proceeded in search of French gunboat Surprise, Haussa and lighter.

9.45am: Sighted lighter.

11.15am: Took missing lighter in tow, proceeded back to Nyong River.

3.50pm: Anchored off Nyong River.

6.0pm: Walrus took lighter.


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22 October 1914

Nyong river to Sanaga river.

Lat 3.6, Long 9.6

7.15am: Weighed and proceeded, course N35W.

10.0am: Anchored off Sannaga River.


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23 October 1914

Sanaga River to Duala.

Lat 3.8, Long 9.5 (approx)

3.10am: Sir Frederick arrived alongside with orders.

5.30am: Weighed and proceeded.

6.55am: Took Dreadnought (lighter) in tow.

7.20am: Proceeded as required to Duala.

1.15pm: Stopped, shortened in tow.

4.50pm: Slipped lighter and anchored off Duala.


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24 October 1914

Duala and in estuary.

Lat 3.9, Long 9.6 (approx)

5.55am: Weighed and proceeded for base.

6.20am: Embarked 40 coolies.

8.20am: Secured alongside SS Bintang. Coaling.

4.50pm: Completed with coal.

4.55pm: Slipped and proceeded for Duala.

6.40pm: Anchored off Duala.


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25 October 1914

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67


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26 October 1914

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67


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27 October 1914

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67


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28 October 1914

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67


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29 October 1914

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67

Hands employed about wireless gear.


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30 October 1914

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67

10.0am: Mosquito fleet returned.

2.0pm: SS Transmitter (a cable ship) sailed.

6.0pm: Yacht Herzogin Elizabeth arrived.


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31 October 1914

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67



LOGS FOR NOVEMBER 1914

(Duala, Cameroon coast and Victoria)


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1 November 1914

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67

7.0am: News received that England has declared war against Turkey.

11.30am: French gunboat Surprise arrived.


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2 November 1914

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67


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3 November 1914

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67


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4 November 1914

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67

6.0am: Diving party left ship.

Hands employed diving for steam cutter.

1.10pm: Diving party returned. Trojan came alongside with steamboat.

1.45pm: Trojan left ship


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5 November 1914

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67

In am: Diving party left ship.

In pm: Stoker Green died in the SS Appam. (Stoker 1c Benjamin Green, K1021.)


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6 November 1914

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67

11.0am: Bearer party left in Vampire to bring body of Stoker Green to Duala.

3.30pm: Vampire returned.

5.0pm: Sir Frederick left with funeral party.


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7 November 1914

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67

3.0pm: Lighter alongside.

3.40pm: Weighed and proceeded

4.25pm: Secured alongside SS Baron Ardrossan. Hands prcvisioning ship.


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8 November 1914

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67

In am: Provisioning ship.

1.55pm: Slipped from SS Baron Ardrossan and proceeded to anchorage.

2.15pm: Anchored off Government Pier, Duala.


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9 November 1914

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67

8.0am: Aired bedding.

Hands refitting boats’ falls and preparing ship for sea.

6.30pm: Diving party returned. Two divers left behind.


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10 November 1914

Duala to Debunja.

Lat 4.0, Long 9.0 (approx)

5.30am: Weighed and proceeded to base.

7.55am: Arrived off base. Stopped off SS Appam.

8.30am: Proceeded.

10.15am: Fairway Buoy abeam. Course N72W, 170 revs.

3.15pm: Anchored off Debunja. (Various spellings of this cape, in log and today, so I have used this modern one throughout to avoid confusion, Ed.)

4.30pm: Captain and party landed.

6.10pm: Party returned.

9.0pm: Darkened ship and placed extra lookouts.


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11 November 1914

Debunja to Isongo and Bibundi.

Lat 4.12, Long 8.98

8.0am: Weighed and proceeded towards Isongo.

9.20am: Anchored off Isongo. Captain and party landed.

1.0pm: Landing party returned with two prisoners and stores.

1.30pm: Weighed and proceeded towards Bibundi.

3.20pm: Anchored off Bibundi.

4.15pm: Captain and party landed.

6.0pm: Landing party returned.


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12 November 1914

Bibundi, at sea and return.

Lat 4.2, Long 8.99

8.0am: Party landed at Bibundi.

10.0am: Party returned.

1.0pm: Weighed and proceeded.

4.30pm: Stopped. SS Boma took station astern. Proceeded.

8.0pm: Anchored off Bibundi.


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13 November 1914

Bibundi.

Lat 4.2, Long 8.99

Sent boats to SS Boma.

Party landed at Bibundi.

3.20pm: Weighed and shifted billet.

8.30pm: Boma weighed and proceeded.


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14 November 1914

Bibundi to Rio-del-rey.

Lat 4.5, Long 8.8

5.0am: Weighed and proceeded. Co N88W.

11.10am: Anchored off Rio-del-rey. Landed parties on either side of the river.

1.30pm: Surf boat and party returned.

2.0pm: Whaler and party returned.


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15 November 1914

Rio-del-rey to Mokundange and Isongo.

Lat 4.0, Long 8.9 (approx)

6.0am: Weighed and proceeded.

9.45am: Fairway Buoy abeam, course S41E.

11.42am: Debunja LH abeam 3.5 miles.

1.20pm: Anchored off Mokundange.

2.10pm: Captain and party landed

3.50pm: Captain and party returned.

5.0pm: Weighed and proceeded towards Isongo.

6.40pm: Anchored (presumably off Isongo).


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16 November 1914

Isongo to Debunja.

Lat 4.12, Long 8.98

10.05am: Captain and landing party ashore.

12.30pm: Weighed and proceeded towards Debunja.

1.53pm: Anchored off Debunja.


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17 November 1914

Debunja to Batoki and Isongo.

Lat 4.0, Long 9.1

5.30am: Weighed and proceeded for Victoria.

8.0am: Stopped off Victoria to transfer prisoners to Nuineu (?).

10.10am: Proceeded for Batoki.

11.12am: Anchored off Batoki. Captain and party landed.

12.30pm: Weighed and proceeded for Isongo

1.25pm: Anchored off Isongo. Captain and party landed.


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18 November 1914

Isongo to Victoria.

Lat 4.0, Long 9.2

6.0am: Weighed and proceeded for Victoria.

8.34am: Anchored off Victoria.

3.10pm: Yacht Ivy weighed and proceeded.

6.0pm: SS Lagos sailed.


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19 November 1914

Victoria (now Limbé).

Lat 4.0, Long 9.2

6.0am: Captain and party went onboard paddle tug Porpoise and proceeded to Mokundange.

10.05am: Porpoise party returned with three prisoners

10.40am: Porpoise with Captain and party proceeded to Baubia.

3.0pm: Porpoise and party returned.


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20 November 1914

Victoria.

Lat 4.0, Long 9.2

In pm: Hands employed transporting troops to Haussa (a vessel).

3.0pm: SS Lagos arrived.


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21 November 1914

Victoria.

Lat 4.0, Long 9.2

6.0am: Boats away embarking troops.

1.0pm: Porpoise left for Duala.

4.0pm: SS Lagos left for Duala.


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22 November 1914

Victoria.

Lat 4.0, Long 9.2

2.40pm: Nuineu (?) weighed and proceeded


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23 November 1914

Victoria.

Lat 4.0, Long 9.2

5.05pm: Nuineu arrived.


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24 November 1914

Victoria.

Lat 4.0, Long 9.2

In am: Embarking prisoners in Nuineu.

1.55pm: Nuineu sailed for Duala.


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25 November 1914

Victoria.

Lat 4.0, Long 9.2

2.35am: Haussa arrived from Duala.


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26 November 1914

Victoria.

Lat 4.0, Long 9.2

In am: Captain and party left in Haussa.

Cutter and surf boat mooring coal lighter at Bota.

1.30pm: Captain and party returned in Haussa.

9.50pm: SS Lagos arrived.

10.35pm: Ivy arrived with Gov. General of Nigeria (Sir Frederick Lugard), General Dobell and staff and SNO onboard.


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27 November 1914

Victoria.

Lat 4.0, Long 9.2

In am: Embarking soldiers etc in SS Lagos.

Captain landed to receive the governor.

Governor landed at Bota.

10.20pm: SS Lagos left for Duala

10.45pm: Yacht Ivy left for Lagos.


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28 November 1914

Victoria.

Lat 4.0, Long 9.2

Reprimanded Mr Elliot, Gunner, for drinking while on shore on duty.


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29 November 1914

Victoria.

Lat 4.0, Long 9.2

6.0pm: Tug Porpoise arrived.


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30 November 1914

Victoria.

Lat 4.0, Long 9.2

6.10am: Tug Porpoise left with Navigator and party to visit Bibundi.



LOGS FOR DECEMBER 1914

(Victoria, Duala, Fernado Po, Kribi and in action against coastal targets)


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1 December 1914

Victoria to Debunja and Isongo and return.

Lat 4.0, Long 9.2

12.20am: Haussa arrived.

6.0am: Weighed and proceeded for Debunja.

8.36am: Anchored off Debunja.

9.40am: Weighed and proceeded for Isongo.

10.15am: Stopped off Isongo.

10.45am: Boats returned with prisoners. Proceeded.

12.30pm: Anchored off Victoria. Fired 21 gun salute.

2.30pm: Haussa sailed for Duala.


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2 December 1914

Victoria.

Lat 4.0, Long 9.2


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3 December 1914

Victoria to Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67

5.40am: Weighed and proceeded, S11W.

11.0am: Secured alongside collier Portsea.

1.30pm: SS Appam left for England.

6.05pm: Finished coaling, slipped and proceeded to anchor ENE from HMS Cumberland.


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4 December 1914

Duala to Victoria.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67

1.0pm: Weighed and proceeded to wrecks for fresh water.

2.20pm: Let go port anchor at wrecks.

3.20pm: Weighed and proceeded to base.

4.40pm: Anchored.

6.0pm: HMS Cumberland left for England.

6.10pm: Weighed and proceeded.

10.50pm: Anchored off Victoria.


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5 December 1914

Victoria.

Lat 4.0, Long 9.2

7.0am: Ivy sailed.


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6 December 1914

Victoria.

Lat 4.0, Long 9.2


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7 December 1914

Victoria to Isongo and return.

Lat 4.12, Long 8.98

5.40am: Weighed and proceeded for Isongo.

7.50am: Let go port anchor off Isongo. Captain and party landed.

1.40pm: Captain and party returned.

2.0pm: Weighed and proceeded for Victoria.

3.45pm: Anchored off Victoria.

11.0pm: SS Fullah arrived.


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8 December 1914

Victoria to Fernado Po and Cameroon River and at sea towards Victoria.

Lat 3.77, Long 8.8

Embarked missionaries.

7.40am: Weighed and proceeded to Fernando Po (now Bioko or Bioco).

11.55am: Anchored, Santa Isabel (now Malabo). Disembarked missionaries.

2.15pm: Weighed and proceeded.

7.10pm: Anchored off Cameroon River

9.30pm: Weighed and proceeded.


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9 December 1914

Victoria to Duala.

Lat 3.8, Long 9.5 (approx)

1.40am: Anchored off Victoria.

8.15am: Weighed and proceeded

3.0pm: Secured alongside Lagos at pier, Duala.

3.25pm: Slipped and anchored.


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10 December 1914

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67

Dwarf does not have steam up, burning only 4 cwt of coal a day until the 18th.


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11 December 1914

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67

In am: French gunboat Surprise sailed.


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12 December 1914

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67


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13 December 1914

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67


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14 December 1914

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67


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15 December 1914

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67


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16 December 1914

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67

In am: Steam cutter left ship on an expedition to Lanugo Creek.


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17 December 1914

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67


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18 December 1914

Duala to Kribi.

Lat 3.4, Long 9.8 (approx)

5.45am: Weighed and proceeded.

8.0am: C Cameroon N69W 4 miles.

9.13am: Fairway Buoy abeam.

Exercised “general quarters” and “alternative steering positions”.

4.15pm: Anchored off Kribi.


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19 December 1914

Kribi.

Lat 2.94, Long 9.9

8.15am: Shifted anchorage.

1.0pm: SS Nuineu left for Duala.


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20 December 1914

Kribi and at sea.

Lat 2.94, Long 9.9

9.35pm: Weighed and proceeded, co N30W.


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21 December 1914

At sea to Nyong river and return to Kribi.

Lat 2.94, Long 9.9

5.55am: Arrived off Nyong River. Stopped and communicated with paddle tug Remus.

Exercised “hands prepare for battle”.

9.17am: Proceeded, courses Southerly.

11.45am: Anchored off Kribi.


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22 December 1914

Kribi.

Lat 2.94, Long 9.9


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23 December 1914

Kribi.

Lat 2.94, Long 9.9

10.0am: French cruiser Pothuau arrived


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24 December 1914

Kribi and at sea.

Lat 3.1, Long 9.9 (approx)

7.0am: SS Saint Simon sailed

9.30am. Weighed and proceeded Northerly.

10.50am: Anchored off Plantation. Captain and party landed.

12 noon: Bombarded Plantation.

3.0pm: Captain and party returned.

3.20pm: Weighed and proceeded N86W

4.15pm: Anchored off Kribi.

10.0pm: SS Lagos arrived and proceeded to Duala.


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25 December 1914

Kribi, at sea and return.

Lat 2.94, Long 9.9

6.20am: French cruiser Pothuau left for Duala.

12.55pm: Weighed and proceeded N5W.

2.20pm: Stopped. (Probably taking a look at the plantation bombarded yesterday.)

3.0pm: Proceeded.

4.15pm: Anchored off Kribi.


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26 December 1914

Kribi.

Lat 2.94, Long 9.9

11.0am: Departed this life, Small Joe*, officer steward second class.

3.45pm: Weighed and proceeded to sea.

4.10pm: Committed to the sea the body of the late Officer Steward Small Joe.

4.45pm: Anchored off Kribi.

* (His name is typical of those given to Kroomen by the purser when they signed up)


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27 December 1914

Kribi.

Lat 2.94, Long 9.9


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28 December 1914

Kribi.

Lat 2.94, Long 9.9

9.0pm: SS Boma arrived.


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29 December 1914

Kribi.

Lat 2.94, Long 9.9

1.0pm: SS Boma left.


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30 December 1914

Kribi, at sea twice to bombard coastal targets and return.

Lat 2.94, Long 9.9

3.30am: Weighed and proceeded towards Longi.

5.30am: Stopped

6.0am: Bombarded Longi.

6.30am: Anchored. Captain and party landed.

10.30am: Landing party returned. Weighed and proceeded to Kribi.

12.05pm: Anchored off Kribi.

4.30pm: Weighed and proceeded to Buambi.

5.10pm: Bombarded. Captain and party landed.

7.40pm: Landing party returned having burnt down houses and destroyed telephones. Proceeded.

8.45pm: Let go port anchor off Kribi.


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31 December 1914

Kribi.

Lat 2.94, Long 9.9

7.0am: SS Boma arrived.

9.0am: Boma sailed for Duala.



THE VOYAGES OF HMS DWARF 1915-1916

JP map Dwarf 1915-16

LOGS FOR JANUARY 1915

(Kribi, in action at Great Batanga, in two actions at Plantation, Duala and Kribi)


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1 January 1915

Kribi.

Lat 2.94, Long 9.9

In am: Exercised small arms companies.

5.30pm: French Commandant and 50 Senagalese troops arrived onboard.


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2 January 1915

Kribi to Great Botanga and return.

Lat 2.94, Long 9.9

3.15am: Weighed and proceeded towards Great Botanga.

5.20am: Arrived and bombarded Great Botanga.

6.0am: Landed French troops, Captain and party of seamen and marines. Steam cutter, manned and armed, covered landing.

9.0am: Proceeded to Buambe.

10.45am: Embarked Captain, seamen and marines.

10.55am: Proceeded towards Kribi.

11.35am: Let go port anchor off Kribi.


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3 January 1915

Kribi.

Lat 2.94, Long 9.9

4.0pm: SS Saint Simon passed enroute for Libreville.


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4 January 1915

Kribi.

Lat 2.94, Long 9.9

4.0am: Steam cutter manned and armed left for Plantation.

7.0am: Cutter returned.


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5 January 1915

Kribi.

Lat 2.94, Long 9.9

9.0am: Paddle tug Remus arrived.

In am: .303 aiming rifle practice at towed target.

11.0am: Remus left for Campo.


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6 January 1915

Kribi.

Lat 2.94, Long 9.9

In am: Landed small arm company for drill.


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7 January 1915

Kribi.

Lat 2.94, Long 9.9

6.45pm: SS Boma arrived with provisions.


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8 January 1915

Kribi.

Lat 2.94, Long 9.9

3.0am: SS Boma left for Campo.

9.0am: Steam cutter left for American mission.

11.0am: Cutter returned.


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9 January 1915

Kribi.

Lat 2.94, Long 9.9

5.45am: Weighed and proceeded to Eike Hike (?) Mission.

6.10am: Boma arrived at Kribi.

6.45am: Arrived at mission.

8.35am: Embarked one Swiss missionary and returned to Kribi.

9.30am: Secured alongside Boma and commenced coaling.

3.30pm: Slipped and proceeded to Eike Hike.

4.32pm: Anchored at Eike Hike. Party landed and returned.


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10 January 1915

Eike Hike.

Lat 2.94, Long 9.9 (approx)

8.0am: Steam cutter with Maxim left for Kribi.

6.20pm: Lagos and Remus arrived.


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11 January 1915

Eike Hike to Kribi

Lat 2.94, Long 9.9

1.0am: Steam boat left for Kribi.

6.0am: Captain and bodyguard landed to bring off missionaries to Remus.

7.05am: Steam boat returned.

8.25am: Remus sailed for Bata.

10.15am: Captain and party returned. Weighed and proceeded for Kribi.

11.25am: Anchored off Kribi.


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12 January 1915

Kribi, at sea and return.

Lat 2.94, Long 9.9

9.0am: Weighed and proceeded for Longi.

10.30am: Stopped to communicate with launch Crocodile. Returned to Kribi.

11.40am: Anchored off Kribi.

In pm: Steam boat away patrolling.


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13 January 1915

Kribi, at sea and return.

Lat 2.8, Long 9.8 (approx)

7.0am: Weighed and proceeded for Lolabe.

9.35am: Closed Remus and stopped.

10.35am: Returned to to Kribi.

1.02pm: Let go port anchor off Kribi.

2.30pm: French cruiser Pothuau arrived.

4.50pm: Weighed and proceeded for Plantation.

6.0pm: Bombarded Plantation.

6.55pm: Proceeded to Kribi.

7.50pm: Let go port anchor off Kribi.


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14 January 1915

Kribi to Plantation and return.

Lat 2.94, Long 9.9

7.30am: Steam cutter, manned and armed, left for Elabi.

10.45am: Cutter returned.

3.15pm: Weighed and proceeded to Plantation.

4.0pm: Bombarded Plantation.

4.10pm: Landed seamen and marines.

4.40pm: Opened fire on Plantation.

7.0pm: Landing party returned , proceeded to Kribi.

8.0pm: Let go port anchor off Kribi.


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15 January 1915

Kribi.

Lat 2.94, Long 9.9


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16 January 1915

Kribi to Cameroon river estuary.

Lat 3.1, Long 9.7 (approx)

10.10am: French gunboat Surprise arrived.

10.30am: Weighed and proceeded N 170 revs.

1.40pm: Stopped off Nyong River.

2.15pm: Proceeded N66W 170 revs.

7.10pm: Let go port anchor off Cameroon River Fairway buoy.


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17 January 1915

Up river to Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67

6.0am: Weighed and proceeded up river.

7.0am: Stopped off Inner Bay buoy, Lt Jones boarded SS Jonathan Holt. Proceeded.

11.30am: Let go port anchor off Duala.


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18 January 1915

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67


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19 January 1915

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67

7.0am: Weighed and proceeded alongside SS Portsea.

Coaling, 154.5 tons.

4.30pm: Slipped and anchored off Duala.


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20 January 1915

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67


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21 January 1915

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67


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22 January 1915

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67


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23 January 1915

Duala and at sea towards Kribi.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67

1.50pm: Weighed and proceeded out of harbour, starboard engine only in use.

4.40pm: Stopped at Suellaba Pt, HMS Cumberland with Pothuau.

6.30pm: Inner bar buoy abeam.

7.10pm: Outer buoy abeam. A/c S20E.


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24 January 1915

At sea to Kribi.

Lat 2.94, Long 9.9

3.30am: Started port engine.

4.10am: Passed SS Boma.

5.35am: Anchored off Kribi.

7.0am: SS’ Le Gabon and Boma arrived.

In am: Disembarking troops (presumably from Duala).


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25 January 1915

Kribi.

Lat 2.94, Long 9.9


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26 January 1915

Kribi to Plantation.

Lat 2.94, Long 9.9

9.0am: SS Le Gabon left for Duala.

11.45am: Weighed and proceeded to Plantation.

12.45pm: Let go port anchor off Plantation. Troops arrived. Captain and Surgeon landed.

4.0pm: Received onboard one wounded officer and one native soldier.

5.30pm: Enemy made attack on Plantation. Opened fire with 4” guns.


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27 January 1915

Plantation to Kribi.

Lat 2.94, Long 9.9

5.40am: Weighed and proceeded to Kribi.

7.15am: Let go port anchor off Kribi.

8.0am: SS Portsea arrived.

1.50pm: Ivy arrived.

2.0pm: Shifted alongside Portsea and took on coal to 157 tons.

In pm: Discharged wounded officer and man to Ivy. One Yeoman of signals joined ship.

5.50pm: Slipped from collier to anchor.


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28 January 1915

Kribi.

Lat 2.94, Long 9.9

5.0am: SS Portsea left for Duala.

7.0am: French cruiser Pothuau left.

4.0pm: SS Boma left for Duala.


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29 January 1915

Kribi.

Lat 2.94, Long 9.9

10.10am: French gunboat Surprise sailed.

2.0pm: Ivy arrived.


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30 January 1915

Kribi.

Lat 2.94, Long 9.9

3.30am: Ivy left for Duala.

10.0am: Tug Remus arrived.

1.0pm: Remus left for Campo.


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31 January 1915

Kribi.

Lat 2.94, Long 9.9

In am: Marines landed from SS Lagos and same sailed for Duala.



LOGS FOR FEBRUARY 1915

(Kribi and on patrol off Bata)


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1 February 1915

Kribi.

Lat 2.94, Long 9.9

6.0am: Hands cleaning ship.

9.0am: Divisions. Prayers. Drill.

In am: Hands employed as requisite.

4.0pm: Evening quarters.

7.0pm: Darkened ship. Placed extra lookouts.


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2 February 1915

Kribi.

Lat 2.94, Long 9.9

In am: Carried out .303 firing at towed target.


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3 February 1915

Kribi.

Lat 2.94, Long 9.9

6.0am: Seamen, stokers and marines landed for drill.


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4 February 1915

Kribi.

Lat 2.94, Long 9.9

11.0am: Tug Remus arrived.

6.0pm: Ivy arrived.


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5 February 1915

Kribi.

Lat 2.94, Long 9.9

1.0am: Ivy sailed for Campo.


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6 February 1915

Kribi.

Lat 2.94, Long 9.9

7.0am: SS Boma arrived.


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7 February 1915

Kribi.

Lat 2.94, Long 9.9


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8 February 1915

Kribi.

Lat 2.94, Long 9.9


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9 February 1915

Kribi.

Lat 2.94, Long 9.9


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10 February 1915

Kribi to Campo river and return.

Lat 2.4, Long 9.8 (approx)

4.30am: Weighed and proceeded Southwards.

9.50am: Stopped at Campo river. Communicated with Sir Frederick.

1.0pm: Proceeded Northwards.

5.30pm: Let go port anchor off Kribi.


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11 February 1915

Kribi.

Lat 2.94, Long 9.9


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12 February 1915

Kribi.

Lat 2.94, Long 9.9

In am: Divers examining underwater fittings.

1.0pm: Ivy arrived then sailed again.


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13 February 1915

Kribi.

Lat 2.94, Long 9.9

7.0am: SS Boma arrived.

11.0am: Proceeded alongside Boma and commenced coaling.

5.0pm: Completed with coal and slipped from Boma to anchor.


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14 February 1915

Kribi to Campo and at sea.

Lat 2.94, Long 9.9

1.0pm: Remus arrived.

1.30pm: Weighed and proceeded Southwards.

6.35pm: Arrived at Campo and closed Ivy.

9.05pm: Proceeded to sea with Ivy, various courses.


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15 February 1915

At sea off Bata (Equatorial Guinea).

Lat 1.9, Long 9.7 (approx)

1.40am: Stopped off Bata, then proceeded to rendezvous.

2.30am: Commenced patrolling N33E and S33W, altering course every hour.

7.0am: Stopped at rendezvous.

8.30pm: Recommenced patrolling.


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16 February 1915

Patrolling off Bata.

Lat 1.9, Long 9.7 (approx)

12.01am to 6.45 am. Patrolling.

6.45am: Arrived at Rendesvouz A

9.09am: Proceeded N62E and stopped at 9.35am.

5.30pm: Sighted smoke to SW.

Proceeded SW to intercept steamer.

6.55pm: Stopped SS Boras (?), Libreville to Duala. Proceeded.

11.10pm: Arrived at rendezvous, recommenced patrolling.


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17 February 1915

Patrolling off Bata.

Lat 1.9, Long 9.7 (approx)

12.30am: Chased suspicious vessel N15W.

2.10am: Vessel apparently small steamer towing lighter.

7.30am: Stopped at rendezvous.

7.45am: Sighted Ivy N45E.

9.0pm: Resumed patrol.


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18 February 1915

Patrolling off Bata.

Lat 1.9, Long 9.7 (approx)

(This page and those following contain many changes of course and periods stopped while on patrol off Bata. I haven’t recorded them here for brevity, confining myself to meetings with other ships etc)


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19 February 1915

Patrolling off Bata.

Lat 1.9, Long 9.7 (approx)


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20 February 1915

Patrolling off Bata.

Lat 1.9, Long 9.7 (approx)


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21 February 1915

Patrolling off Bata.

Lat 1.9, Long 9.7 (approx)


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22 February 1915

Patrolling off Bata.

Lat 1.9, Long 9.7 (approx)

9.0am: Sighted Ivy.


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23 February 1915

Patrolling off Bata.

Lat 1.9, Long 9.7 (approx)


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24 February 1915

Patrolling off Bata.

Lat 1.9, Long 9.7 (approx)

Exercised small arms companies.


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25 February 1915

Patrolling off Bata.

Lat 1.9, Long 9.7 (approx)


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26 February 1915

Patrolling off Bata.

Lat 1.9, Long 9.7 (approx)

7.0am: Stopped. Proceeded alongside SS Lagos. Coaling.

3.15pm: Slipped from Lagos and proceeded on patrol.

5.45pm: Stopped. Communicated with Ivy.


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27 February 1915

Patrolling off Bata.

Lat 1.9, Long 9.7 (approx)

9.0am: Divisons in night clothing. (Saturday routine and a relaxation for a ship that has been watch and watch for some time.)


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28 February 1915

Patrolling off Bata.

Lat 1.9, Long 9.7 (approx)



LOGS FOR MARCH 1915

(Patrolling off Bata and at Duala)

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1 March 1915

Patrolling off Bata.

Lat 1.9, Long 9.7 (approx)

8.15am: Sighted ship at sea. Launch Vigilant came alongside.

8.35am: Proceeded full speed to SW.

10.15am: Sighted yacht Ivy S16E.

10.15am: Captain and Lt Carlton RNR visited and searched Spanish ship Antonico, in Lat 2 01N, Long 9 29E, bound from Fernando Po to Bata

12.15pm: Sighted French gunboat Surprise NE.

2.05pm: Ivy and Surprise closed with letters and mails and then proceeded.

2.45pm: Proceeded with Antonico to Lat 1 55N, Long 9 41E and removed 43 cases of provisions from her.

5.45pm: Allowed Antonico to proceed.


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2 March 1915

Patrolling off Bata.

Lat 1.9, Long 9.7 (approx)

8.05am: Stopped at Campo.

9.30am: Proceeded S80W.

12.25pm: Stopped off Karuma. Disembarked stores taken from Karuma. (A confused entry. Karuma is a collier and Dwarf must have offloaded to her the stores seized from Antonico.)

2.0pm: Karuma sailed for Kribi.

8.35pm: Stopped off Bata.


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3 March 1915

Patrolling off Bata.

Lat 1.9, Long 9.7 (approx)

10.50am: Closed Surprise. Captain went onboard same.

11.50am: Proceeded S11E.

7.50pm: Stopped off Bata.


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4 March 1915

Patrolling off Bata.

Lat 1.9, Long 9.7 (approx)

5.35am: Sighted Antonico steaming to Bata.

6.10am: Sighted yacht Ivy NW.

6.40am: Stopped to communicate with Ivy.

3.0pm: Sighted Antonico from Bata and set course to intercept her.

4.30pm: Stopped Antonico. Boarded and found all correct.

5.23pm: Antonico proceeded.

Stopped off Bata for the night.


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5 March 1915

Patrolling off Bata.

Lat 1.9, Long 9.7 (approx)

7.25am: Secured alongside collier Lagos. Coaling.

10.0am: Lost overboard two coal bags and two hazelwood fenders.

6.25pm: Slipped and proceeded.


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6 March 1915

Patrolling off Bata.

Lat 1.9, Long 9.7 (approx)


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7 March 1915

Patrolling off Bata.

Lat 1.9, Long 9.7 (approx)


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8 March 1915

Patrolling off Bata.

Lat 1.9, Long 9.7 (approx)

11.0pm: Tornado.


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9 March 1915

Patrolling off Bata.

Lat 1.9, Long 9.7 (approx)

1.0am: Tornado.

3.12pm: Stopped off Campo.

7.35pm: Stopped off Bata for the night.


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10 March 1915

Patrolling off Bata.

Lat 1.9, Long 9.7 (approx)

In pm: Read warrant No 6.

7.45pm: Stopped off Bata.


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11 March 1915

Patrolling off Bata.

Lat 1.9, Long 9.7 (approx)

4.0pm: Exercised “abandon ship”.

7.40pm: Struck by tornado.


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12 March 1915

Patrolling off Bata.

Lat 1.9, Long 9.7 (approx)

3.40pm: Stopped off Campo.

4.0pm: Yacht Ivy arrived.

11.50pm: Challenged M Elizabeth at Nyong. (Referred to in log of HMS Challenger as HMS Margaret Elizabeth, this is the captured German yacht Herzogin Elizabeth.)


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13 March 1915

At sea to Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67

12.15am: Stopped to communicate with M Elizabeth. Proceeded, N65W.

5.45am: A/c ENE, slow, violent storm.

6.15am: Proceeded N10W 170revs. Sighted Suellaba Point NE.

7.20am: Inner Bar buoy abeam.

9.45am: Passed wrecks.

11.10am: Secured alongside Karuma. Coaling.

Four ratings joined ship.

5.20pm: Completed with coal. Slipped and proceeded to anchor.


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14 March 1915

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67

(Not recorded here, but Dwarf’s divers are searching for a maxim gun lost overboard from another vessel, vide log of HMS Challenger)


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15 March 1915

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67

In am: Landed funeral party (for funeral of CPO Holmes, HMS Laurentic, vide log of HMS Challenger).


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16 March 1915

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67


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17 March 1915

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67

(Dwarf does not have steam up from this date to 3rd April, saving 3 or 4 tons of coal a day and affording the ERAs an opportunity to clean the boilers and pipework.)


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18 March 1915

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67

Divers employed alongside Challenger


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19 March 1915

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67

Read warrants Nos 7 and 8.


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20 March 1915

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67

3.40pm: Margaret Elizabeth arrived.


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21 March 1915

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67

In am: Divers down alongside HMS Challenger.


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22 March 1915

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67

11.35am: Margaret Elizabeth sailed.


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23 March 1915

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67


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24 March 1915

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67


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25 March 1915

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67


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26 March 1915

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67

(Dwarf’s diving party finally give up the search for the maxim, vide log of HMS Challenger)


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27 March 1915

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67

7.0am: Lt Jones, Lt Hales and boarding party left ship for base.

3.0pm: Yacht Ivy sailed.

5.0pm: Margaret Elizabeth arrived.


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28 March 1915

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67


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29 March 1915

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67


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30 March 1915

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67

In pm: Lt Jones, Lt Hales and boarding party returned.


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31 March 1915

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67



LOGS FOR APRIL 1915

(Duala, Fernando Po, Nyong river, Campo, Libreville, Elobey island, Mitimele river, San Benito river, Duala, Tiko, Fernando Po, Nyong and Likunji rivers)


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1 April 1915

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67


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2 April 1915

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67

8.10am: Margaret Elizabeth sailed.


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3 April 1915

Duala to Fernando Po.

Lat 3.8, Long 9.4 (approx)

7.10am: French gunboat Suprise sailed.

8.20am: Weighed and proceeded.

11.45am: Course N70W.

4.55pm: Anchored, Santa Isabel.


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4 April 1915

Fernando Po to Nyong river.

Lat 3.77, Long 8.8

In am: Captain landed to see the Governor (Sr Angel Barrero y Luyando).

12.40pm: Weighed and proceeded out of harbour.

11.0pm: Challenged Margaret Elizabeth.

11.55pm: Let go port anchor off Nyong River.


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5 April 1915

Nyong River to Campo.

Lat 3.3, Long 9.7

1.45pm: Weighed and proceeded S70W 179 revs.

10.05pm: Let go port anchor off Campo.


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6 April 1915

Campo and at sea towards Libreville.

Lat 3.2, Long 9.6 (approx)

10.10am: Yacht Ivy arrived. Discharged one RNR Lt to same.

10.50am: Weighed and proceeded S38W.


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7 April 1915

At sea to Libreville.

Lat 0.4, Long 9.4

8.50am: Proceeding up Gaboon (sic) River.

11.15am: Let go port anchor off Libreville.


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8 April 1915

Libreville.

Lat 0.4, Long 9.4

9.30am: Governor of the Gabon came onboard. (At this time, Gabon was part of French Equatorial Africa, so this is probably M. Joseph Guyon.)

9.45am: Governor left ship. Fired 17 gun salute.


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9 April 1915

Libreville to Elobey Island.

Lat 0.7, Long 9.2 (approx)

6.35am: Weighed and proceeded to leave harbour.

9.35am: Exercised “general quarters” and “collision stations”.

4.03pm: Let go port anchor off Elobey Island (probably Elobey Grande).


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10 April 1915

Elobey Island and up Mitemele river.

Lat 1.0, Long 9.5

9.0am: Captain landed and returned.

10.35am: Shifted anchorage to Coco beach. Captain landed.

2.0pm: Weighed and proceeded up Illegible (but must be what is now Mitemele River).

3.35pm: Let go port anchor 1.25 miles SW by W from Gaude Island.


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11 April 1915

Gaude Island.

Lat 1.02, Long 9.6 (approx)


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12 April 1915

Mitemele river to San Benito river.

Lat 1.3, Long 9.3 (approx)

5.40am: Weighed and proceeded out of river

6.45am: Stopped off Coco Beach and landed pilot. Proceeded.

4.05pm: Anchored off San Benito river.

Evening quarters. Read warrants Nos 9, 10 and 11.


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13 April 1915

San Benito and at sea towards Duala.

Lat 1.4, Long 9.4 (approx)

11.15am: Weighed and proceeded Northwards.

6.0pm: Arrived Campo. Stopped to communicate with yacht Ivy. Received one native prisoner and letters for passage to Duala. Proceeded.


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14 April 1915

At sea to Cameroon estuary.

Lat 3.9, Long 9.6 (approx)

5.20am: Cape Cameroon N30E.

6.10am: Fairway buoy abeam.

8.35am: Secured alongside collier SS Diadem.

Completed with coal.


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15 April 1915

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67

5.40am: Slipped and proceeded up river.

8.05am: Let go port anchor off Duala.

3.0pm: Margaret Elizabeth arrived.


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16 April 1915

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67

2.50pm: SS Karuma left with Lt Jones.


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17 April 1915

Duala to creek below Tiko.

Lat 4.1, Long 9.6 (approx)

6.0am: Weighed and proceeded with a steam launch in tow for base.

8.10am: Stopped off French cruiser Pothuau. Lt Jones returned onboard.

8.30am: Proceeded through creeks towards Tiko.

12.20pm: Let go port anchor below Tiko.

2.0pm: Divers away diving for anchor (presumably one lost by somebody else). Steamboats away sweeping.

5.50pm: Diving party and boats returned.


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18 April 1915

Below Tiko.

Lat 4.1, Long 9.6

6.0am: Diving party away. Captain and party proceeded up creeks to Missalilly.

2.0pm: Captain and party returned.

10.0pm: Captain and party visited Tiko.


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19 April 1915

Near Tiko.

Lat 4.1, Long 9.6 (approx)

5.50am: Weighed and proceeded up creek.

6.45am: Let go port anchor in 5 fms alongside wreck of Nachtigal. Secured stern to both banks.

Divers and party employed on wreck getting up her gun.


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20 April 1915

Near Tiko.

Lat 4.1, Long 9.6 (approx)

8.0am: Divers employed on Nachtigal.

9.45am: Hauled ship alongside Nachtigal and secured.

11.45pm: Gun clear. Hoisted on cat davit (a foredeck davit used to hoist the anchor when it was clear of the water and bring it to a cathead for stowage, as was then the practice).


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21 April 1915

Tiko to Duala and at sea.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67

6.30am: Weighed and proceeded through creeks to base.

9.10am: Arrived at base and proceeded to Duala.

11.10am: Let go port anchor off Duala.

2.15pm: Weighed and proceeded to base (presumably having divested themselves of Nachtigal’s gun).

4.20pm: Secured alongsde SS Diadem and commenced coaling.

7.15pm: Finished coaling.

10.10pm: Slipped and proceeded to sea co NW 170 revs.


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22 April 1915

At sea to Fernando Po and at sea.

Lat 3.77, Long 8.8

6.43am: Let go port anchor at Santa Isabel.

11.0am: Captain visited Governor.

12.15pm: Weighed and proceeded, courses Southerly.


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23 April 1915

At sea to Nyong river.

Lat 2.9, Long 9.8

5.13am: Campo Pt S8E.

6.30am: Stopped off Campo and communicated with French gunboat Surprise.

7.12am: Proceeded, courses Northerly.

12 noon: Kribi LH abeam.

2.32pm: Let go port anchor off Nyong River.


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24 April 1915

Nyong River..

Lat 3.3, Long 9.7


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25 April 1915

Nyong River.

Lat 3.3, Long 9.7


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26 April 1915

Nyong River.

Lat 3.3, Long 9.7

5.40am: Weighed and communicated with Fullah.

6.35am: Proceeded for Longi and Kribi.

10.30am: Turned and went back to Nyong river.

1.46pm: Stopped at Nyong river, communicated with Fullah. Proceeded to Lokunji.

2.30pm: Anchored off Lokunji river.


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27 April 1915

Lokunji river.

Lat 3.2, Long 9.7

6.0am: Steamboat and Wari (?) away sweeping.

9.0am: SS Lagos arrived.

10.30am: Lagos left.

11.0am: Divers and party away.

In pm: Divers and sweeping boats away.


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28 April 1915

Lokunji river.

Lat 3.2, Long 9.7

Divers away diving.


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29 April 1915

Lokunji river to Nyong river.

Lat 3.3, Long 9.7

6.25am: Fullah sailed.

6.55am: Weighed and proceeded for Nyong.

7.50am: Anchored off Nyong river.

10.0am: Tug Remus arrived with one wounded native.

11.0am: Remus left.


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30 April 1915

Nyong River.

Lat 3.3, Long 9.7

2.0pm: Flotilla proceeded up Lokunji river.

3.0pm: French cruiser Surprise arrived.

4.0pm: Surprise sailed for Kribi etc.

Exercised “away all boats’ crews” for pulling exercise.



LOGS FOR MAY 1915

(Nyong river, Kribi, Campo and Duala)


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1 May 1915

Nyong River.

Lat 3.3, Long 9.7

6.0pm: Flotilla returned from Lokunji and tug Remus arrived.


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2 May 1915

Nyong River.

Lat 3.3, Long 9.7

4.30am: Tug Remus arrived.

6.0pm: M. Elizabeth arrived.

8.30pm: Yacht Ivy arrived.


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3 May 1915

Nyong river to Kribi.

Lat 2.94, Long 9.9

4.0am: Yacht Ivy sailed for Campo.

7.20am: Weighed and proceeded for Kribi.

12.45pm: Anchored off Kribi.

2.15pm: French cruiser Surprise arrived and left.


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4 May 1915

Kribi to Campo.

Lat 2.5, Long 9.8 (approx)

7.30am: Weighed and proceeded for Campo.

1.05pm: Stopped off yacht Ivy at Campo.

1.45pm: Anchored.


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5 May 1915

Campo.

Lat 2.4, Long 9.8

6.15am: Tug Remus arrived.

7.30am: French gunboat Surprise arrived and anchored.

8.0am: Remus left for Duala.


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6 May 1915

Campo.

Lat 2.4, Long 9.8

8.0am: One Yeoman of signals joined from yacht Ivy. Ivy sailed.

4.15pm: HMS Challenger arrived.

5.10pm: Challenger sailed.

10.0pm: French cruiser Surprise sailed.


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7 May 1915

Campo.

Lat 2.4, Long 9.8

Exercised “general quarters”. Stokers at rifle drill.

1.0pm: Yacht Ivy arrived.


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8 May 1915

Campo.

Lat 2.4, Long 9.8

8.30am: Weighed and shifted berth Southward.

4.0pm: SS Lagos arrived and achored.


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9 May 1915

Campo to Nyong River

Lat 2.4, Long 9.6 (approx)

7.0am: SS Lagos and yacht Ivy shifted berths.

9.0am: Weighed and communicated with Ivy and launch Vigilant.

9.45am: Anchored.

11.20am: Took Vigilant in tow.

11.35am: Weighed and proceeded WNW 170 revs.

7.12pm: Slipped Vigilant.

7.28pm: Let go port anchor off Nyong.


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10 May 1915

Nyong River to Suellaba Pt.

Lat 2.6, Long 9.5 (approx)

10.20am: Weighed and took Vigilant in tow. Proceeded N31W.

7.35pm: Slipped Vigilant and anchored off Suellaba Pt.


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11 May 1915

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67

7.0am: Weighed and proceeded up river.

8.0am: Secured alongside SS Diadem for coaling.

2.30pm: Slipped to anchor off Duala.


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12 May 1915

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67

(Dwarf lets the fires go out in her boilers from this date until 10th August)


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13 May 1915

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67

Hands provisioning ship.


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14 May 1915

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67


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15 May 1915

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67


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16 May 1915

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67

11.10am: Weighed and proceeded with tugs to floating dock.

Hands docking ship.

5.45pm: Chocks on bottom of dock gave way. Refloated ship. Closed WT doors.

6.10pm: Ship refloated

6.30pm: Opened WT doors.

Lost overboard on skiff capsizing, crutches, metal patt73C, four in number (rowlocks).


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17 May 1915

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67

8.0am: Shifted ship to Dolphins (piles driven into the bed of the harbour to provide berths, but not connected to shore).

Divers diving about rudder.


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18 May 1915

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67

2.0pm: Paddle tug Remus arrived.


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19 May 1915

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67

10.0am: Tug Remus sailed.


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20 May 1915

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67


4caf8663cadfd341970159e5: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-40444/ADM53-40444-176_0.jpg)


21 May 1915

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67


4caf8663cadfd341970159e6: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-40444/ADM53-40444-176_1.jpg)


22 May 1915

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67


4caf8663cadfd341970159e7: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-40444/ADM53-40444-177_0.jpg)


23 May 1915

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67


4caf8663cadfd341970159e8: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-40444/ADM53-40444-177_1.jpg)


24 May 1915

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67

9.0am: Lt Carlton left ship.


4caf8663cadfd341970159e9: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-40444/ADM53-40444-178_0.jpg)


25 May 1915

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67


4caf8663cadfd341970159ea: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-40444/ADM53-40444-178_1.jpg)


26 May 1915

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67


4caf8663cadfd341970159eb: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-40444/ADM53-40444-179_0.jpg)


27 May 1915

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67

11.0am: Commander Raxton joined ship.


4caf8663cadfd341970159ec: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-40444/ADM53-40444-179_1.jpg)


28 May 1915

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67


4caf8663cadfd341970159ed: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-40444/ADM53-40444-180_0.jpg)


29 May 1915

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67


4caf8663cadfd341970159ee: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-40444/ADM53-40444-180_1.jpg)


30 May 1915

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67


4caf8663cadfd341970159ef: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-40444/ADM53-40444-181_0.jpg)


31 May 1915

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67



LOGS FOR JUNE 1915

(Duala)


4caf8663cadfd341970159f0: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-40444/ADM53-40444-181_1.jpg)


1 June 1915

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67

6.0am: Hands cleaning ship.

9.0am: Divisions. Physical drill.

Hands employed as requisite.

11.0am: French auxiliary ship Vauban arrived.

In pm: Leave to watch 4.0pm to 6.0pm.

4.0pm: Evening quarters.


4caf8663cadfd341970159f1: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-40444/ADM53-40444-182_0.jpg)


2 June 1915

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67

In am: Divers working on sunken lighter.


4caf8663cadfd341970159f2: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-40444/ADM53-40444-182_1.jpg)


3 June 1915

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67

Cdr Strong left ship.


4caf8663cadfd341970159f3: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-40444/ADM53-40444-183_0.jpg)


4 June 1915

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67


4caf8663cadfd341970159f4: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-40444/ADM53-40444-183_1.jpg)


5 June 1915

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67


4caf8663cadfd341970159f5: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-40444/ADM53-40444-184_0.jpg)


6 June 1915

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67

Captain left ship for duties ashore.

3.15pm: HMS Rinaldo arrived.


4caf8663cadfd341970159f6: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-40444/ADM53-40444-184_1.jpg)


7 June 1915

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67


4caf8663cadfd341970159f7: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-40444/ADM53-40444-185_0.jpg)


8 June 1915

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67


4caf8663cadfd341970159f8: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-40444/ADM53-40444-185_1.jpg)


9 June 1915

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67


4caf8663cadfd341970159f9: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-40444/ADM53-40444-186_0.jpg)


10 June 1915

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67


4caf8663cadfd341970159fa: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-40444/ADM53-40444-186_1.jpg)


11 June 1915

Duala

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67


4caf8663cadfd341970159fb: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-40444/ADM53-40444-187_0.jpg)


12 June 1915

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67

6.0pm: HMS Sirius (a minelayer) arrived.


4caf8663cadfd341970159fc: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-40444/ADM53-40444-187_1.jpg)


13 June 1915

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67


4caf8663cadfd341970159fd: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-40444/ADM53-40444-188_0.jpg)


14 June 1915

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67


4caf8663cadfd341970159fe: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-40444/ADM53-40444-188_1.jpg)


15 June 1915

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67


4caf8663cadfd341970159ff: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-40444/ADM53-40444-189_0.jpg)


16 June 1915

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67


4caf8663cadfd34197015a00: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-40444/ADM53-40444-189_1.jpg)


17 June 1915

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67


4caf8663cadfd34197015a01: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-40444/ADM53-40444-190_0.jpg)


18 June 1915

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67


4caf8663cadfd34197015a02: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-40444/ADM53-40444-190_1.jpg)


19 June 1915

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67

Captain returned on board from duty ashore.


4caf8664cadfd34197015a03: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-40444/ADM53-40444-191_0.jpg)


20 June 1915

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67


4caf8664cadfd34197015a04: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-40444/ADM53-40444-191_1.jpg)


21 June 1915

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67


4caf8664cadfd34197015a05: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-40444/ADM53-40444-192_0.jpg)

4caf8664cadfd34197015a06: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-40444/ADM53-40444-192_1.jpg)

4caf8664cadfd34197015a07: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-40444/ADM53-40444-193_0.jpg)

4caf8664cadfd34197015a08: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-40444/ADM53-40444-193_1.jpg)



LOG BOOK –JUNE 22ND 1915 TO FEBRUARY 29TH 1916


4caf8664cadfd34197015a0d: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-69681/ADM53-69681-002_0.jpg)

4caf8664cadfd34197015a0e: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-69681/ADM53-69681-002_1.jpg)

Log front cover, Adm. 53/69681. 22nd June 1915 to 29th February 1916.

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4caf8664cadfd34197015a13: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-69681/ADM53-69681-005_0.jpg)

4caf8664cadfd34197015a14: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-69681/ADM53-69681-005_1.jpg)

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Instruction page for weather reports.

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4caf8664cadfd34197015a19: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-69681/ADM53-69681-008_0.jpg)


22 June 1915

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67


4caf8664cadfd34197015a1a: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-69681/ADM53-69681-008_1.jpg)


23 June 1915

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67


4caf8664cadfd34197015a1b: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-69681/ADM53-69681-010_0.jpg)


24 June 1915

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67


4caf8664cadfd34197015a1c: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-69681/ADM53-69681-010_1.jpg)


25 June 1915

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67

Two carpenter ratings lent to ship from HMS Sirius.

3.0pm: HMS Sirius sailed.


4caf8664cadfd34197015a1d: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-69681/ADM53-69681-011_0.jpg)


26 June 1915

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67


4caf8664cadfd34197015a1e: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-69681/ADM53-69681-011_1.jpg)


27 June 1915

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67


4caf8664cadfd34197015a1f: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-69681/ADM53-69681-012_0.jpg)


28 June 1915

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67


4caf8664cadfd34197015a20: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-69681/ADM53-69681-012_1.jpg)


29 June 1915

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67


4caf8664cadfd34197015a21: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-69681/ADM53-69681-013_0.jpg)


30 June 1915

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67



LOGS FOR JULY 1915

(Duala)


4caf8664cadfd34197015a22: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-69681/ADM53-69681-013_1.jpg)


1 July 1915

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67


4caf8664cadfd34197015a23: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-69681/ADM53-69681-014_0.jpg)


2 July 1915

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67


4caf8664cadfd34197015a24: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-69681/ADM53-69681-014_1.jpg)


3 July 1915

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67


4caf8664cadfd34197015a25: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-69681/ADM53-69681-015_0.jpg)


4 July 1915

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67


4caf8664cadfd34197015a26: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-69681/ADM53-69681-015_1.jpg)


5 July 1915

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67


4caf8664cadfd34197015a27: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-69681/ADM53-69681-016_0.jpg)


6 July 1915

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67


4caf8664cadfd34197015a28: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-69681/ADM53-69681-016_1.jpg)


7 July 1915

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67


4caf8664cadfd34197015a29: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-69681/ADM53-69681-017_0.jpg)


8 July 1915

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67


4caf8664cadfd34197015a2a: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-69681/ADM53-69681-017_1.jpg)


9 July 1915

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67

10.0am: Slipped and proceeded with tugs into dry dock.

11.0am: Secured in dry dock.


4caf8664cadfd34197015a2b: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-69681/ADM53-69681-018_0.jpg)


10 July 1915

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67


4caf8664cadfd34197015a2c: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-69681/ADM53-69681-018_1.jpg)


11 July 1915

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67


4caf8664cadfd34197015a2d: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-69681/ADM53-69681-019_0.jpg)


12 July 1915

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67

In am: Divers away examining French gunboat Surprise.


4caf8664cadfd34197015a2e: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-69681/ADM53-69681-019_1.jpg)


13 July 1915

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67

4.30am: S/Lt McIntyre RNR left ship.


4caf8664cadfd34197015a2f: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-69681/ADM53-69681-020_0.jpg)


14 July 1915

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67


4caf8664cadfd34197015a30: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-69681/ADM53-69681-020_1.jpg)


15 July 1915

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67


4caf8664cadfd34197015a31: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-69681/ADM53-69681-021_0.jpg)


16 July 1915

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67

Divers employed salving lighter.


4caf8664cadfd34197015a32: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-69681/ADM53-69681-021_1.jpg)


17 July 1915

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67

Divers employed salving lighter.


4caf8664cadfd34197015a33: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-69681/ADM53-69681-022_0.jpg)


18 July 1915

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67


4caf8664cadfd34197015a34: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-69681/ADM53-69681-022_1.jpg)


19 July 1915

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67


4caf8664cadfd34197015a35: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-69681/ADM53-69681-023_0.jpg)


20 July 1915

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67


4caf8664cadfd34197015a36: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-69681/ADM53-69681-023_1.jpg)


21 July 1915

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67


4caf8664cadfd34197015a37: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-69681/ADM53-69681-024_0.jpg)


22 July 1915

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67

In pm: Discharged three ratings to SS Elmina* for passage home.

*(Elmina, the third of three Elder-Dempster Line ships of this name, 1906, 4,798 tons, purchased in 1910 as Albertville and renamed.)


4caf8664cadfd34197015a38: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-69681/ADM53-69681-024_1.jpg)


23 July 1915

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67


4caf8664cadfd34197015a39: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-69681/ADM53-69681-026_0.jpg)


24 July 1915

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67


4caf8664cadfd34197015a3a: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-69681/ADM53-69681-026_1.jpg)


25 July 1915

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67


4caf8664cadfd34197015a3b: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-69681/ADM53-69681-027_0.jpg)


26 July 1915

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67

Diving party away examining the French gunboat Surprise.


4caf8664cadfd34197015a3c: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-69681/ADM53-69681-027_1.jpg)


27 July 1915

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67


4caf8664cadfd34197015a3d: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-69681/ADM53-69681-028_0.jpg)


28 July 1915

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67


4caf8664cadfd34197015a3e: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-69681/ADM53-69681-028_1.jpg)


29 July 1915

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67


4caf8664cadfd34197015a3f: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-69681/ADM53-69681-029_0.jpg)


30 July 1915

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67


4caf8664cadfd34197015a40: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-69681/ADM53-69681-029_1.jpg)


31 July 1915

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67

10.0am: Captain left ship in Sokoto (ex German gunboat Soden, captured in September).



LOGS FOR AUGUST 1915

(Duala, Akwayafe River, Bibundi, Victoria, Duala, Nyong River, Campo and on patrol South of Fernado Po)


4caf8664cadfd34197015a41: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-69681/ADM53-69681-030_0.jpg)


1 August 1915

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67


4caf8664cadfd34197015a42: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-69681/ADM53-69681-030_1.jpg)


2 August 1915

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67


4caf8664cadfd34197015a43: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-69681/ADM53-69681-031_0.jpg)


3 August 1915

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67


4caf8664cadfd34197015a44: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-69681/ADM53-69681-031_1.jpg)


4 August 1915

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67


4caf8664cadfd34197015a45: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-69681/ADM53-69681-032_0.jpg)


5 August 1915

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67


4caf8664cadfd34197015a46: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-69681/ADM53-69681-032_1.jpg)


6 August 1915

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67


4caf8664cadfd34197015a47: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-69681/ADM53-69681-033_0.jpg)


7 August 1915

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67


4caf8664cadfd34197015a48: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-69681/ADM53-69681-033_1.jpg)


8 August 1915

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67


4caf8664cadfd34197015a49: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-69681/ADM53-69681-034_0.jpg)


9 August 1915

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67


4caf8664cadfd34197015a4a: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-69681/ADM53-69681-034_1.jpg)


10 August 1915

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67


4caf8664cadfd34197015a4b: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-69681/ADM53-69681-035_0.jpg)


11 August 1915

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67

10.0am: Flooded dock and refloated ship. Left dry dock.

12.15am: Secured alongside Government Wharf and carried out engine trials.

Hands drawing stores and provisions.


4caf8664cadfd34197015a4c: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-69681/ADM53-69681-035_1.jpg)


12 August 1915

Duala and at sea.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67

6.10am: Slipped and proceeded alongside collier SS Parkgate. Completed with coal.

12 noon: Slipped and proceeded to sea, courses NW’ly after leaving river.


4caf8664cadfd34197015a4d: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-69681/ADM53-69681-036_0.jpg)


13 August 1915

At sea to Akwayafe River (Cameroon).

Lat 4.5, Long 8.5 (approx)

10.0am: Courses to proceed up the Akwayafe River.

12.55pm: Grounded on the bar.

1.05pm: Refloated ship.

1.10pm: Grounded.

2.55pm: Refloated.

4.40pm: Grounded 1 mile below (illegible). Anchored.

6.20pm: Refloated, weighed and proceeded down river.

6.37pm: Anchored.


4caf8664cadfd34197015a4e: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-69681/ADM53-69681-036_1.jpg)


14 August 1915

Akwayafe River.

Lat 4.67, Long 8.5 (approx)


4caf8664cadfd34197015a4f: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-69681/ADM53-69681-037_0.jpg)


15 August 1915

Akwayafe River.

Lat 4.67, Long 8.5 (approx)


4caf8664cadfd34197015a50: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-69681/ADM53-69681-037_1.jpg)


16 August 1915

Akwayafe River to Bibundi.

Lat 4.67, Long 8.5 (approx)

8.0am: Weighed and proceeded out of harbour (possibly meant river)

12.50pm: Fairway buoy abeam.

5.15pm: Anchored off Bibundi.


4caf8664cadfd34197015a51: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-69681/ADM53-69681-038_0.jpg)


17 August 1915

Bibundi.

Lat 4.2, Long 8.9

7.0am: Tug Remus sailed.


4caf8664cadfd34197015a52: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-69681/ADM53-69681-038_1.jpg)


18 August 1915

Bibundi to Debunja.

Lat 4.12, Long 8.98

11.0am: Weighed and proceeded SW by W 170 revs

11.55am: Let go starboard anchor off Debunja.


4caf8664cadfd34197015a53: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-69681/ADM53-69681-039_0.jpg)


19 August 1915

Debunja to Victoria.

Lat 4.0, Long 9.2

7.0am: Weighed and proceeded for Victoria.

9.25am: Let go starboard anchor off Victoria.


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20 August 1915

Victoria.

Lat 4.0, Long 9.2


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21 August 1915


Victoria.

Lat 4.0, Long 9.2


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22 August 1915

Victoria to Duala.

Lat 3.9, Long 9.3 (approx)

8.0am : Weighed and proceeded.

10.0am : Outer Bar buoy abeam.

11.15am: Stopped and received dispatches from Spanish launch.

1.50pm: Proceeded alongside SS Parkgate.

2.25pm: Proceeded to anchor off Government Pier.


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23 August 1915

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67

In am: Coaling, received 52 tons.

3.0pm: Slipped and proceeded to base.

5.10pm: Anchored at base.


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24 August 1915

Duala.

Lat 3.9, Long 9.6 (approx)

11.20am: French cruiser Friant* and HMS Sirius arrived.

11.35am: Weighed and lay to off Friant.

1.0pm: Embarked the Governor General of French Equatorial Africa (Martial Henri Merlin) and proceeded to Duala. (Perhaps Friant, drawing about 21 ft, was too deep draughted to go up to Duala)

3.0pm: Secured to Government Pier and disembarked Governor General.

3.45pm: Slipped to anchor.

6.0pm: Sirius arrived.

*(Friant, built 1893, scrapped 1920)


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25 August 1915

Duala to Nyong River.

Lat 3.9, Long 9.5 (approx)

8.0am: Weighed and proceeded.

10.30am: Arrived at base. Communicated with Friant.

10.45am: Proceeded, SW’ly.

1.25pm: Fairway buoy abeam.

5.55pm: Anchored off Nyong River.


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26 August 1915

Nyong River to Campo.

Lat 2.6, Long 9.7 (approx)

7.0am: Weighed and proceeded.

10.15am: Gt Batanga abeam.

2.15pm: Anchored off Campo.


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27 August 1915

Campo.

Lat 2.4, Long 9.8

6.0pm: Sir Hugh sailed.


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28 August 1915

Campo.

Lat 2.4, Long 9.8

7.0am: Vauban sailed.


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29 August 1915

Campo and at sea.

Lat 2.4, Long 9.8

5.0pm: Weighed and proceeded to sea.


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30 August 1915

At sea.

Lat 3.0, Long 8.2 (very approx)

6.0am: Sighted Cape Santiago (the Southernmost tip of Fernando Po), a/c N22W.

10.50am: Sighted SS Antonico.

11.45am: A/c SW.

3.30pm: A/c WNW.

4.50pm: A/c SW.

5.15pm: A/c South. Slow engines.

5.50pm: A/c SE.

7.25pm: A/c NE.

8.30pm: A/c South.

9.0pm: Stopped starboard engine. Proceeded slow on port engine.


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31 August 1915

At sea patrolling South of Fernando Po.

Lat 3.0, Long 8.0 (very approx)

In am: Various courses South then North in overcast and rainy weather.

1.30pm: A/c NE to intercept steamer.

2.10pm: Communicated with SS Badagri of Liverpool.

2.20pm: Proceeded, N77W.

4.0pm: Evening quarters. Exercised “away seaboats”.



LOGS FOR SEPTEMBER 1915

(Campo, patrols, Duala, Fernando Po and Campo)


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1 September 1915

At sea to Campo.

Lat 3.0, Long 9.6 (very approx)

4.30pm: Stopped to communicate with Vauban.

5.50pm: Let go port anchor off Campo.


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2 September 1915

Campo, on patrol and return.

Lat 2.5, Long 9.3 (very approx)

5.30am: Weighed and proceeded N16W 110 revs

In am: Stokers at small arms drill. Speed 4 knots all day.

10.20am: A/c E by N.

Noon: A/c WSW.

2.30pm: A/c SE.

5.40pm: A/c N35E.

6.30pm: Stopped, let go starboard anchor off Campo.


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3 September 1915

Campo, on patrol and return.

Lat 2.5, Long 9.3 (very approx)

5.30pm: Weighed and proceeded NNW.

6.50am: Sighted SS Anna Woermann.

8.0am: Stopped to communicate with launch Crocodile.

8.10am: Proceeded NNW.

8.45am: Stopped to communicate with Anna Woermann. Proceeded, W by S.

12.30pm: Stopped to communicate with Vauban. Proceeded NE by E.

3.40pm: Stopped off Campo.

4.15pm: Let go starboard anchor off Campo.

9.05pm: HMS Rinaldo arrived.


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4 September 1915

Campo, on patrol and to Bata Pt.

Lat 2.2, Long 9.6 (approx)

5.30am: Weighed anchor. Communicated with HMS Rinaldo.

6.35am: Proceeded SW.

11.45am: A/c NE.

2.20pm: A/c SW.

3.05pm: A/c N70E.

6.05pm: Let go starboard anchor 4 miles NW of Bata Point.


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5 September 1915

Bata Pt, on patrol and return.

Lat 2.1, Long 9.6 (approx)

5.45am: Weighed and proceeded W 110 revs.

Various courses at 4 knots throughout the day.

6.25pm: Let go starboard anchor 3 miles NW of Bata Pt.


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6 September 1915

Bata Pt, at sea and to Campo.

Lat 2.5, Long 9.7 (approx)

5.45am: Weighed and proceeded W 110 revs.

10.10am: Sighted HMS Rinaldo and SS Antonico.

11.30am: Stopped. Communicated with Antonico.

12.30pm: Proceeded ESE.

1.20pm: Let go starboard anchor off Campo.

2.05pm: Antonico sailed.

3.0pm: Rinaldo sailed.

6.20pm: French aux. Vauban arrived.


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7 September 1915

Campo.

Lat 2.4, Long 9.8

4.15pm: SS Lagos arrived.

5.0pm: French aux. Vauban left for Duala.


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8 September 1915

Campo.

Lat 2.4, Long 9.8

Exercised seaman at “small arms companies”.

Exercised “cutter away sailing”.


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9 September 1915

Campo to Bata.

Lat 2.1, Long 9.6 (approx)

9.0am: Weighed and proceeded W by S 170 revs.

1.45pm: Sighted SS Antonico.

2.43pm: Let go port anchor off Bata.

2.55pm: Antonico arrived.

7.45pm: Antonico sailed.


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10 September 1915

Bata to Campo.

Lat 2.2, Long 9.7 (approx)

8.10am: Governor of Bata came onboard.

8.50am: Governor of Bata left ship. Fired 15 gun salute.

9.30am: Weighed and proceeded N7W 170 revs.

11.30am: Bata Pt abeam 4.5 miles.

1.45pm: Let go port anchor off Campo.

Launch Vigilant came alongside.


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11 September 1915

Campo.

Lat 2.4, Long 9.8

7.0am: SS Lagos came out from Campo River.

7.45am: Anna Woermann arrived.

11.0am: SS Lagos proceeded to Nyong.

5.30pm: Anna Woerman left for Duala.


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12 September 1915

Campo.

Lat 2.4, Long 9.8

3.30am: SS Lagos arrived.

6.30am: Lagos proceeded up river.

8.0am: Launch Crocodile came alongside.

4.45pm: HMS Sirius arrived and anchored.


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13 September 1915

Campo.

Lat 2.4, Long 9.8

6.0am: Launch Vigilant alongside.

9.0am: HMS Sirius sailed.


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14 September 1915

Campo.

Lat 2.4, Long 9.8

5.0pm: Launch Vigilant came out.

5.15pm: HMS Sirius arrived.

6.40pm: SS Lagos left for Duala.

6.50pm: Vigilant returned to Campo.


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15 September 1915

Campo and at sea towards Duala.

Lat 2.4, Long 9.8

11.0am: Weighed and communicated with HMS Sirius.

11.50am: Proceeded NNW.

5.55pm: Sighted HMS Rinaldo.

6.15pm: Stopped and communicated with Rinaldo.

6.35pm: Proceeded, N24W.


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16 September 1915

At sea to Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67

7.07am: Fairway buoy abeam.

8.25am: Stopped to communcate with French cruiser Friant.

10.30am: Arrived Duala. Secured alongside collier SS Keyingham.

12 noon: Coaling, completed in pm.


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17 September 1915

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67

8.30am: Slipped and proceeded to anchor.

(Allowed fires to die out in main boilers.)


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18 September 1915

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67


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19 September 1915

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67


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20 September 1915

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67

In am: Discharged two seaman ratings and one marine private to SS Appam for passage.


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21 September 1915

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67


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22 September 1915

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67

6.0pm: French auxiliary Amerique arrived.


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23 September 1915

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67

Hands provisioning ship.


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24 September 1915

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67


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25 September 1915

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67


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26 September 1915

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67


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27 September 1915

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67

(Fires lit in main boilers)


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28 September 1915

Duala to Fernando Po and at sea towards Nyong and Campo.

Lat 3.8, Long 9.0 (approx)

6.25am: Weighed. Embarked Lt Law RN and two native prisoners.

6.35pm: Proceeded.

8.25am: Communicated with French cruiser Friant.

2.50pm: Let go starboard anchor off Santa Isabel.

9.0pm: Weighed and proceeded.


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29 September 1915

At sea to Campo via Nyong.

Lat 2.8, Long 9.6 (approx)

6.50am: Stopped off Nyong and communicated with launch Alligator.

7.35am: Proceeded SW.

9.0am: Marines mustered in marching order.

2.30pm: Let go starboard anchor off Campo. Communicated with SS Antonico.

6.0pm: Launch Crocodile alongside.


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30 September 1915

Campo.

Lat 2.4, Long 9.8

3.0am: SS Antonico sailed.

2.0pm: Launch Crocodile alongside.

4.0pm: Landed temporary set of W/T apparatus for use at Campo.

7.25pm: French aux. Vauban sailed.



LOGS FOR OCTOBER 1915

(Campo, Bata, Kribi, Libreville, San Benito, Suellaba and Duala)


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1 October 1915

Campo.

Lat 2.4, Long 9.8

9.0am: HMS Sirius sailed.

2.0pm: Launch Crocodile alongside.


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2 October 1915

Campo.

Lat 2.4, Long 9.8

Exercised ordinary seamen at boat pulling.

In pm: Launch Crocodile alongside.


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3 October 1915

Campo to Bata.

Lat 1.88, Long 9.77

5.40am: Weighed and proceeded West 160 revs.

11.40am: Let go starboard anchor off Bata.

In pm: SS Antonico arrived and anchored.


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4 October 1915

Bata to Campo.

Lat 2.1, Long 9.7 (approx)

Discharged 5 tons of coal to SS Antonico.

10.20am: Weighed and proceeded N6W 170 revs.

2.30pm: Let go starboard anchor off Campo.

Launch Crocodile alongside.


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5 October 1915

Campo.

Lat 2.4, Long 9.8


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6 October 1915

Campo.

Lat 2.4, Long 9.8

2.0pm: HMS Sirius arrived.


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7 October 1915

Campo.

Lat 2.4, Long 9.8

In am: Launch Crocodile alongside. Wireless operator ashore on duty.

2.0pm: SS Lagos proceeded up river.


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8 October 1915

Campo to Kribi.

Lat 2.4, Long 9.8

In am: Exercised “general quarters”.

Noon: Launch Crocodile alongside. W/T operator returned.

12.50pm: Weighed and proceeded, courses as required for Batanga and Kribi.

5.30pm: Let go starboard anchor off Kribi.


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9 October 1915

Kribi to Campo via Nyong.

Lat 3.0, Long 9.6 (approx)

5.40am: Weighed and proceeded, N2W.

8.20am: Stopped off Nyong, launch Alligator alongside. Divers and diving gear returned.

9.20am: Proceeded SW.

4.30pm: Anchored off Campo.


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10 October 1915

Campo and at sea towards Libreville.

Lat 2.4, Long 9.8

9.0am: HMS Sirius sailed.

12.01pm: Weighed and proceeded SW by W, 170 revs.

12.30pm: A/c S to close sailing boat.

1.0pm: Stopped for four minutes, proceeded.


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11 October 1915

At sea to Libreville.

Lat 0.7, Long 9.3 (approx)

3.25pm: Let go starboard anchor off Libreville.


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12 October 1915

Libreville.

Lat 0.4, Long 9.4

8.50am: SS Amiral Fourichon* arrived.

10.10am: Govenor of Libreville visited ship.

10.25am: Govenor of Libreville left ship. Fired 17 gun salute.

*(Compagnie de Chargeurs Reunis, 1901, 5,045 tons, scrapped 1928)


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13 October 1915

Libreville and at sea towards Campo.

Lat 0.4, Long 9.4

11.0am: SS Amiral Fourichon left.

12.01pm: Weighed and proceeded, courses Northerly.


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14 October 1915

At sea to Campo.

Lat 2.1, Long 9.7 (approx)

5.10am: Sighted HMS Sirius.

3.15pm: Sighted HMS Sirius steering S53E.

4.30pm: Anchored off Campo (where Sirius is anchored, vide log of same).


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15 October 1915

Campo.

Lat 2.4, Long 9.8

In am: One Ldg Seaman joined.

4.0pm: HMS Rinaldo sailed.

Read warrant No 12. One prisoner discharged to HMS Sirius (for cell punishment).


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16 October 1915

Campo to San Benito.

Lat 1.7, Long 9.5 (approx)

5.40am: Weighed and proceeded S21W.

12.40pm: Anchored off San Benito.


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17 October 1915

San Benito to Campo.

Lat 2.0, Long 9.7 (approx)

5.40am: Weighed and proceeded N36W.

2.15pm: Sighted HMS Sirius with SS’ Antonico and Lagos.

3.30pm: Stopped off Sirius.

4.30pm: Anchored off Campo.


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18 October 1915

Campo.

Lat 2.4, Long 9.8

In am: Exercised “action”, “collision” and “abandon ship” stations.

SS Lagos left for Duala.


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19 October 1915

Campo.

Lat 2.4, Long 9.8

6.0am: HMS Rinaldo arrived.

Exercised seamen and marines at rifle drill.

One seaman rating returned from hospital.

3.0pm: Rinaldo sailed.


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20 October 1915

Campo to Suellaba.

Lat 3.1, Long 9.8 (approx)

5.40am: Weighed and proceeded for Baje and Lolabe.

9.50am: A/c for Batanga.

2.0pm: Sighted SS Amerique.

5.0pm: Fairway buoy abeam.

6.55pm: Let go port anchor at Suellaba.


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21 October 1915

Suellaba to Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67

5.40am: Weighed and proceeded for Duala.

8.20am: Secured alongside SS Keyingham. Commenced coaling.

3.10pm: Finished coaling, 133 tons.

3.30pm: Slipped from collier, and anchored off Duala.


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22 October 1915

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67


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23 October 1915

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67

Cleaning, painting and refitting. Kroomen drawing stores.


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24 October 1915

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67


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25 October 1915

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67

Cleaning, painting and refitting.

In pm: Discharged Navigating Officer to hospital.


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26 October 1915

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67

Cleaning, painting and refitting. Kroomen drawing stores.


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27 October 1915

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67

Cleaning, painting and refitting. Kroomen drawing stores.


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28 October 1915

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67


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29 October 1915

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67

Two seaman ratings discharged for passage to England.


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30 October 1915

Duala to Base.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67

3.30pm: Weighed and proceeded to take SS Gabon in tow,

4.45pm: Secured Gabon alongside and proceeded for base.

8.0pm: Slipped Gabon and anchored at base.

Embarked 15 marines and equipment from French cruiser Friant for passage to Campo.


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31 October 1915

Base (Cameroon River) to Campo.

Lat 3.1, Long 9.8 (approx)

5.40am: Weighed and proceeded.

7.0am: Passed Amiral Fourichon entering.

9.15am: A/c for Nyong.

11.59am: Stopped to communicate with launch Alligator.

12.15pm: Proceeded.

6.45pm: Stopped to communicate with HMS Sirius and anchored off Campo.

8.0pm: Launch Vigilant alongside.



LOGS FOR NOVEMBER 1915

(Campo, Lolabe, patrol off Bata Pt, Campo and Duala)


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1 November 1915

Campo.

Lat 2.4, Long 9.8

7.0am: Disembarked marines and equipment to launch Vigilant.

7.30pm: Sighted ship rounding Campo Pt and investigated. Closed her and boarded, ship proved to be Antonico. At time of boarding she bore S50W.


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2 November 1915

Campo.

Lat 2.4, Long 9.8

7.0am: Yacht Ivy arrived.

8.15am: Antonico sailed.

10.20am: Amerique arrived.

10.30am: HMS Sirius sailed.

11.0am: Launch Vigilant alongside.


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3 November 1915

Campo.

Lat 2.4, Long 9.8

2.0pm: Vigilant alongside.

4.0pm: Embarked five native partisans from Campo.

4.50pm: HMS Sirius arrived.

5.45pm: Amerique sailed for Duala.


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4 November 1915

Campo to Lolabe.

Lat 2.5, Long 9.8 (approx)

5.40am: Weighed and proceeded.

6.30am: Stopped and communicated with Vauban. Proceeded.

7.30am: Stopped and picked up canoe. Proceeded.

9.0am: Exercised landing party, seamen and marines.

12.0pm: A/c to intercept M Elizabeth.

1.15pm: Stopped and communicated with same. Proceeded.

4.50pm: Let go starboard anchor off Lolabe. Landed five partisans.


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5 November 1915

Lolabe.

Lat 2.7, Long 9.8

7.0am: Landed seamen and marines in full marching order.

6.0pm: Landing party returned.


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6 November 1915

Lolabe to Campo.

Lat 2.4, Long 9.8

9.0am: Weighed and proceeded.

11.10am: Sighted HMS Sirius off Campo.

11.50am: Let go starboard anchor off Campo.

1.48pm: Sirius sailed for Duala.


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7 November 1915

Campo to Bata.

Lat 1.88, Long 9.77

5.40am: Weighed and proceeded.

11.0am: Let go starboard anchor off Bata.

Captain boarded SS Balurose (?).

6.0pm: SS Balurose sailed.


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8 November 1915

Bata to Lolabe.

Lat 2.6, Long 9.8 (approx)

5.45am: Weighed and proceeded, courses NE’ly.

1.0pm: Anchored off Lolabe.


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9 November 1915

Lolabe to Campo.

Lat 2.6, Long 9.8 (approx)

9.45am: Partisans returned on board. Weighed and proceeded.

11.15am: Stopped to communicate with HMS Rinaldo, proceeded.

3.50pm: Anchored off Campo.

6.0pm: French cruiser Vauban arrived.


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10 November 1915

Campo to Bata.

Lat 2.1, Long 9.7 (approx)

5.40am: Weighed and proceeded.

6.10am: Stopped off yacht Ivy. SS Lagos arrived.

7.50am: Proceeded.

11.0am: Various courses patrolling off Bata.

6.40pm: Anchored 8 miles NNW of Bata Lt.


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11 November 1915

On patrol off Bata Point.

Lat 2.1, Long 9.7 (approx)

5.45am: Weighed and proceeded on patrol.

12.45pm: Stopped to communicate with French cruiser Vauban.

7.0pm: Anchored NNW of Bata Lt.


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12 November 1915

On patrol off Bata Point.

Lat 2.1, Long 9.7 (approx)

5.40am: Weighed and proceeded on patrol.

11.05am: Stopped to communicate with yacht Ivy. Lt Jones returned onboard.

11.50am: Proceeded.

3.15pm: Stopped to communicate with Vauban.

4.35pm: Proceeded.

7.0pm: Anchored NNW of Bata Lt.


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13 November 1915

On patrol off Bata Point.

Lat 2.1, Long 9.7 (approx)

5.45am: Weighed and proceeded on patrol.

10.15am: Stopped to communicate with yacht Ivy. Proceeded.

6.35pm: Anchored NNW from Bata Light.


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14 November 1915

On patrol off Bata Point.

Lat 2.1, Long 9.7 (approx)

5.45am: Weighed and proceeded on patrol.

11.0am: Stopped to communicate with Vauban. Proceeded.

3.50am: Stopped to communicate with Ivy.

5.0pm: Proceeded.

6.40pm: Anchored NNW from Bata Light.


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15 November 1915

On patrol off Bata Point.

Lat 2.1, Long 9.7 (approx)

5.40am: Weighed and proceeded on patrol.

9.0am: Ord. seamen at 12 pdr drill.

11.50am: Stopped to communicate with Vauban. Proceeded.

4.0pm: Exercised “close WT doors” and “away sea boat’s crew”.

6.15pm: Anchored NNW from Bata Light.


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16 November 1915

On patrol off Bata Point.

Lat 2.1, Long 9.7 (approx)

5.40am: Weighed and proceeded on patrol.

6.20pm: Anchored NNW from Bata Light.


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17 November 1915

On patrol off Bata Point and to Campo.

Lat 2.4, Long 9.8

5.40am: Weighed and proceeded on patrol.

11.0am: A/c for Campo.

12.20pm: Came to with starboard anchor off Campo.

Captain boarded Antonico.

4.40pm: Antonico sailed.


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18 November 1915

Campo.

Lat 2.4, Long 9.8

8.0am: French cruiser Vauban sailed.

Ord. seamen to Maxim drill.

6.15pm: Yacht Ivy sailed.


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19 November 1915

Campo.

Lat 2.4, Long 9.8

5.40am: Weighed, shifted billet.

7.0am: Let go starboard anchor.

11.0am: Vauban arrived.

1.0pm: Launch Vigilant alongside.

2.35pm: Sir Hugh (a tug?) proceeded upriver.


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20 November 1915

Campo.

Lat 2.4, Long 9.8

4.30am: Vauban sailed.

5.20pm: Sir Hugh sailed for Duala.


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21 November 1915

Campo.

Lat 2.4, Long 9.8

Ship’s company mustered by open list.

10.10am: SS Amerique arrived.


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22 November 1915

Campo.

Lat 2.4, Long 9.8

Exercised “abandon ship” stations.

12 pdr guns’ crews at 4" gun drill.

6.0pm: Launches Crocodile and Vigilant alongside.


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23 November 1915

Campo.

Lat 2.4, Long 9.8

6.35am: Ivy arrived with Manatee (an ex-Nigerian armed motor launch) in tow.


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24 November 1915

Campo.

Lat 2.4, Long 9.8

11.0am: Vigilant alongside.


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25 November 1915

Campo to Base.

Lat 3.1, Long 9.8 (approx)

5.40am: Weighed and proceeded North, 180 revs.

Exercised “general quarters”.

6.0pm: Secured alongside SS Knutsford, collier.


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26 November 1915

Base to Duala

Lat 3.9, Long 9.6 (approx)

In am: Completed with coal (with a delay for a tornado and heavy rain)

12.25pm: Slipped and proceeded for Duala.

2.40pm: Anchored, Duala.


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27 November 1915

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67

Fires out in main boilers.


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28 November 1915

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67

Sunday routine.


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29 November 1915

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67

Painting, drawing stores and provisions.


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30 November 1915

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67



LOGS FOR DECEMBER 1915

(Duala, Campo and patrols)


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1 December 1915

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67

12.50pm: Hands mustered for payment.

Waterboat alongside.


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2 December 1915

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67

Cleaning, provisioning.


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3 December 1915

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67

Kroomen painting side.


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4 December 1915

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67


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5 December 1915

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67

Sunday routine.


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6 December 1915

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67


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7 December 1915

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67

Raised steam.


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8 December 1915

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67

12.45pm: Two Seamen and one Stoker joined ship.

3.30pm: Weighed and proceeded.

6.0pm: Stopped off SS Appam.

7.25pm: Proceeded S80W.

8.35pm: Let go anchor in 8 fms.


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9 December 1915

Base to Campo Pt.

Lat 3.3, Long 9.7 (approx)

5.40am: Weighed and proceeded.

6.45am. Stopped to communicate with Ivy.

7.10am: Proceeded S23E.

10.50am: A/c ESE for Nyong.

11.50am: Stopped and communicated with HMS’ Rinaldo and Margaret Elizabeth.

12.35pm: Proceeded SW by S.

2.40pm: Kribi abeam 6 miles.

6.55pm: Anchored due North of Campo Pt, leading lights E by S.

7.30pm: Discharged mails and stores to launch Vigilant and HMS Sirius.


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10 December 1915

Campo and on patrol to Bata.

Lat 2.1, Long 9.7 (approx)

9.0am: Weighed and proceeded to close Campo.

10.0am: Proceeded on patrol.

2.15pm: Course as required to meet boat under sail.

5.20pm: Let go anchor off Bata.


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11 December 1915

Bata to San Benito.

Lat 1.7, Long 9.6 (approx)

7.50am: French cruiser Vauban arrived.

9.0am: Weighed and proceeded for San Benito.

1.50pm: Anchored at San Benito.


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12 December 1915

Rio San Benito.

Lat 1.6, Long 9.6


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13 December 1915

San Benito to Campo.

Lat 1.9, Long 9.6 (approx)

8.45am: Weighed and proceeded.

Ordinary seamen to rifle firing. Carried out aiminig rifle practice.

4.35pm: Evening quarters. Read quarterly Court Martial returns to ship’s company. Physical drill.

6.0pm: Stopped to communicate with French cruiser Vauban and HMS Sirius.

7.0pm: Let go starboard anchor off Campo.


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14 December 1915

Campo.

Lat 2.4, Long 9.8

5.30am: Vauban left

8.45am: Amerique arrived.

8.50am: Anna Woermann left.

10.0am: Vigilant proceeded into Campo.


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15 December 1915

Campo.

Lat 2.4, Long 9.8

9.0pm: Vigilant arrived alongside, embarked two French soldiers and medical stores for Duala hospital.


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16 December 1915

Campo and at sea.

Lat 1.8, Long 9.6 (approx)

5.40am: Weighed and proceeded. Course S27W.

12.01pm: Let go starboard anchor in 3 fms.

3.55pm: Up anchor and proceeded towards Campo.

5.45pm: A/c as required to intercept Amerique.

6.45pm: A/c North.

7.05pm: A/c NNE.

9.50pm: Communicated with HMS Sirius. Proceeded N4W.


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17 December 1915

At sea to Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67

7.45am: Fairway buoy abeam.

9.25am: Stopped and communicated with French cruiser Friant. Proceeded towards Duala.

11.20am: Made fast alongside Gov. Pier and discharged general cargo.


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18 December 1915

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67

In am: Received 120 cases of motor spirit for Campo.


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19 December 1915

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67

5.40am: Cast off from pier to anchor.

Sunday routine.


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20 December 1915

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67


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21 December 1915

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67

5.40am. Weighed and proceeded alongside SS Knutsford.

Completed with coal (164.9 tons).

1.05pm: Cast off collier and secured alongside pier.

2.0pm: Dinner and bath.


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22 December 1915

Duala to Nyong.

Lat 3.4, Long 9.6 (approx)

7.0am: Embarked ratings and cargo for Nyong and Campo.

8.0am: Cast off and proceeded.

9.50am: Stopped and received general cargo from Friant.

10.30am: Proceeded.

1.0pm: Stopped and communicated with HMS Sirius. Received one W/T rating. Proceeded.

2.30pm: Bungo river abeam 3 miles.

5.25pm: Anchored and discharged stores for Nyong.


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23 December 1915

Nyong to Campo.

Lat 2.5, Long 9.7 (approx)

5.40am: Weighed and proceeded, course SW by S.

1.0pm: Stopped and communicated with Ivy. Proceeded.

1.30pm: Anchored off Campo.

3.0pm: Launch Manatee arrived from river.

Disembarked general cargo and ratings for Campo.

3.40pm: Launch Vigilant alongside.


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24 December 1915

Campo.

Lat 2.1, Long 9.5 (approx)

8.45am: Weighed and proceeded, courses SW’ly.

11.45am: Stopped and sent staff away to sound in vicinity of fishing ground.

1.55pm: Stopped and communicated with Amerique.

5.10pm: Anchored.


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25 December 1915

At sea to Bata Bay.

Lat 2.0, Long 9.2 (approx)

5.40am: Weighed and proceeded.

5.45pm: Anchored off Coco Beach.


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26 December 1915

Coco Beach to Elobey and at sea.

Lat 1.0, Long 9.5

5.40am: Weighed and proceeded.

6.40am: Anchored off Eloeby (Elobey Island).

12.10pm: Weighed and proceeded 120 revs, courses West then Northerly.


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27 December 1915

At sea to Campo.

Lat 2.4, Long 9.8

6.05am: Sighted Ivy, a/c for Campo Bay.

7.30am: Stopped and communicated with Ivy.

7.55am: Proceeded to Campo.

9.15am: Anchored at Campo.

10.30am: SS Amerique arrived with mails.

3.15pm: Amerique left.

5.0pm: French cruiser Vauban arrived.

6.10pm: French transport SS Loiret arrived.

6.25pm: Launch Manatee arrived.

8.10pm: Vauban left.


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28 December 1915

Campo.

Lat 2.4, Long 9.8

7.0am: Manatee and Vigilant landing carriers from SS Loiret.

7.10am: Sighted Antonico, Ivy proceeded to intercept.

9.15am: Antonico and Ivy anchored.

9.30am: Captain boarded Antonico.

12.45pm: Amerique arrived.

2.20pm: Antonico left.

6.40pm: Loiret left Campo.


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29 December 1915

Campo.

Lat 2.4, Long 9.8

In am: Ord. Seamen to rifle exercise.


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30 December 1915

Campo.

Lat 2.4, Long 9.8

In am: Forward 12 pdr guns crews to Maxim drill and firing.

11.55am: Amerique left.

In pm: Exercised “physical drill” and “collision stations astern”.


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31 December 1915

Campo.

Lat 2.4, Long 9.8

In am: Hands scraping and painting on QD.

Marine detachment inspected by Captain Fortell RMLI.

11.0am: Launch Manatee arrived from river.

1.0pm: Ivy left for Duala.

2.30pm: Manatee left for river.

In pm: Lecture to POs and LS on pumping, flooding and draining.

11.30pm: Amerique arrived.



LOGS FOR JANUARY 1916

(Campo, in action at Wasserfels, Bombingue, Campo, Bata, Boji, Botanga and Duala)


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1 January 1916

Campo.

Lat 2.4, Long 9.8

5.0pm: French cruiser Vauban arrived and anchored.


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2 January 1916

Campo

Lat 2.4, Long 9.8

10.50am: Launch Manatee arrived from Campo.

2.35pm: Launch Vigilant arrived from river.

6.30pm: Vigilant anchored.

9.0pm: Amerique left.

10.30pm: Vigilant proceeded into Campo.


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3 January 1916

Campo and in action at Wasserfels (?).

Lat 2.6, Long 9.6

8.0am: Vauban weighed and proceeded.

9.0am: Weighed and proceeded.

9.15am: Clear ship for action. Courses NE’ly, full speed.

1.55pm: Opened fire with 4" and 12 pdr in vicinity of Waterfall.

2.20pm: Ceased fire and anchored.

2.45pm: Marines landed.

3.0pm: Opened fire with 12 pdr.

3.10pm: Ceased fire.

3.30pm: Captain landed with guard and guides.

4.30pm: Landing party returned to ship.


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4 January 1916

Wasserfels to Bombingue.

Lat 2.7, Long 9.8

7.45am: HMS Rinaldo arrived.

8.55am: Weighed and proceeded, Rinaldo astern.

11.30am: Anchored with Rinaldo.


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5 January 1916

Bombingue.

Lat 2.7, Long 9.8

1.20pm: HMS Rinaldo left.

(The log records that they are at Mbode, but that is a place some way South of here (Lat 1.6, Long 9.6) and I have relied on Rinaldo’s log which identifies this location as Bombingue)


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6 January 1916

Bombingue (Mbode in log, see above) to Campo.

Lat 2.7, Long 9.8

1.20pm: Ivy arrived with Manatee in tow with stores and mails.

10.45am: Fullah sighted.

12.01pm: Fullah alongside with stores, mails and fresh water.

1.20pm: Ivy arrived with Manatee in tow with stores and mails.

1.55pm: Manatee left.

3.30pm: Fullah cast off.

3.50pm: Weighed and proceeded, course S65W.

4.25pm: A/c S27W, Wolf Rock abeam 8 miles.

7.45pm: Anchored off Campo.


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7 January 1916

Campo.

Lat 2.4, Long 9.8

4.30am: French cruiser Vauban left.


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8 January 1916

Campo.

Lat 2.4, Long 9.8


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9 January 1916

Campo.

Lat 2.4, Long 9.8

6.45am: SS’ Loiret (Loirett in log) and Akabo* arrived and anchored.

Vigilant and Manatee employed disembarking passengers and stores from same.

Fullah sighted.

1.30pm: Vigilant, Manatee and Crocodile disembarking troops from Akabo and Loiret (Lorette in log).

6.30pm: Disembarkation complete, Fullah proceeded into Campo.

7.10pm: Loiret (Lorette) sailed.

8.05pm: Vauban arrived.

*(Elder-Dempster Line, 1902, 3,814 tons, sold in 1926 and renamed Baltonia.)


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10 January 1916

Campo.

Lat 2.4, Long 9.8

8.20am: Vigilant arrived from Campo river.

9.05am: Marines at 4" gun drill.

3.50pm: Ivy sailed.

4.55pm: Vauban sailed.

8.30pm: Fallah left Campo.


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11 January 1916

Campo.

Lat 2.4, Long 9.8

10.55am: Vauban arrived with Campo surf boat in tow.

Launch Manatee arrived.

3.0pm: Cutter’s crew rig diving boat.

4.0pm: Diving boat crew taken into Campo by Manatee.

Lost overboard from Manatee by accident, in Campo river, one W/T accumulator complete, Pattern 1552.

7.45pm: Diving boat and crew returned.

11.0pm: Manatee returned to Campo.


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12 January 1916

Campo.

Lat 2.4, Long 9.8

9.10am: After 12 pdr guns’ crews at Maxim drill.


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13 January 1916

Campo.

Lat 2.4, Long 9.8

5.40am: Anchor aweigh, proceeded to communicate with Vauban and Antonico.

7.10am: Anchored in 3.5fms.

8.0am: Search party proceeded on board Antonico.

11.05am: Ivy arrived.

12.50pm: Antonico sailed. Search party returned to ship.

4.20pm: Anchor aweigh, proceeded to Campo Bar and anchored.

5.0pm: Vauban closed and anchored.


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14 January 1916

Campo.

Lat 2.4, Long 9.8

1.55pm: Launch Vigilant arrived.

3.30pm: Launches Manatee and Crocodile arrived.

4.0pm: Lecture on pumping arrangements of ship to POs and Leading Hands.

6.0pm: Manatee made fast astern of Vauban.

6.30pm: Vigilant proceeded over bar.

8.20pm: Vauban left for Duala with Manatee in tow.


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15 January 1916

Campo to Bata Bay.

Lat 2.1, Long 9.6 (approx)

8.30am: Anchor aweigh, communicated with Campo and proceeded as required, courses SW’ly.

9.0am: Rounded Campo Pt.

4.25pm: Anchored in Bata Bay.

6.10pm: Antonico sailed.


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16 January 1916

Bata Bay to Campo.

Lat 2.4, Long 9.8

5.40am: Weighed and proceeded towards Campo, N13W.

9.15am: Campo Point abeam.

11.0am: Came to starboard anchor off Campo.

4.15pm: Launch Vigilant arrived.

4.40pm: Vigilant returned to Campo.

7.0pm: Yacht Ivy sailed.


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17 January 1916

Campo.

Lat 2.4, Long 9.8

12.35pm: Vigilant arrived.

2.15pm: Vigilant returned to Campo.


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18 January 1916

Campo to Boji.

Lat 2.4, Long 9.8

8.10am: Amerique arrived.

9.10am: SS Forcados* arrived

Launches Vigilant and Crocodile proceeded to disembark troops.

12.45pm: Weighed and proceeded for Boji.

3.10pm: Came to starboard anchor off Boji.

4.05pm: Landed party of marines and seamen.

6.30pm: Landing party returned to ship.

*(Forcados, the second of four African Steamship Co vessels of this name, 1907, 397 tons, scuttled off Lagos in 1925)


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19 January 1916

Boji to Batanga (now Grand Batanga).

Lat 2.8, Long 9.8

6.55am: Sent surf boat to bring in canoe.

8.45am: Weighed and proceeded.

9.35am: Guns’ crew (fore) to Maxim gun drill.

9.40am: Wolf Rock abeam.

12.15pm: Came to starboard anchor off Batanga in 4 fms.


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20 January 1916

Batanga to Campo.

Lat 2.8, Long 9.8

5.0am: Party of seamen and marines landed.

11.0am: Landing party returned.

12.01pm: Communicated with HMS Rinaldo.

1.15pm: Weighed and proceeded towards Campo.

3.57pm: Wolf Rock abeam 2.5 miles.

7.20pm: Came to starboard anchor in 4 fms off Campo.


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21 January 1916

Campo to Bata and return.

Lat 1.88, Long 9.77

5.40am: Weighed and proceeded.

6.40am: Rounded Campo Pt, a/cS27W.

11.25am: Came to starboard anchor off Bata in 3 fms.

1.30pm: Weighed and proceeded towards Campo.

2.0pm: Communicated with Ivy.

5.20pm: Birch Rock abeam.

8.05pm: Came to starboard anchor in 3.5 fms off Campo.

11.30pm: Ivy anchored.


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22 January 1916

Campo.

Lat 2.4, Long 9.8

7.20am: Launch Crocodile arrived.

7.30am: SS Antonico arrived (sailed in log).

8.12am: SS Antonico closed Campo, anchored and proceeded to disembark soldiers.

8.15am: SS Amerique closed and anchored.

12.10pm: Antonico and Amerique sailed.

2.40pm: SS Forcados anchored.

2.45pm: Yacht Ivy sailed.

Embarked 19 ratings from Forcados.

6.30pm: Crocodile arrived.

8.0pm: Crocodile returned to Campo.


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23 January 1916

Campo.

Lat 2.4, Long 9.8

9.10am: SS Forcados sailed.

10.0am: Launch Crocodile arrived from river.

10.30am: Crocodile returned to river.

2.25pm: SS Amerique anchored.


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24 January 1916

Campo.

Lat 2.4, Long 9.8

5.45am: Vauban arrived.

9.0am: Ord. Seamen to pistol drill.

Seamen who joined last Saturday to muster bags.

4.0pm: Ord. Seamen to boat pulling in cutter.


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25 January 1916

Campo.

Lat 2.4, Long 9.8

6.0am: Amerique sailed.

7.20am: Vigilant proceeded to Campo.

9.0am: Ord. Seamen new entries to rifle drill. Stokers to muster bags.

6.55pm: Crocodile arrived from Campo with sick.


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26 January 1916

Campo.

Lat 2.4, Long 9.8

2.55am: Vauban shifted further out.

10.0am: Crocodile from Campo arrived alongside.

10.10am: Crocodile left for Campo.

12.35pm: SS Amerique arrived.

4.05pm: Crocodile arrived from Campo.

5.40pm: Crocodile proceeded into Campo.

6.25pm: Weighed and proceeded to outer anchorage.

7.30pm: Anchored in 7 fms.

11.0pm: Ivy arrived at Campo and communicated with Dwarf.


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27 January 1916

Campo.

Lat 2.4, Long 9.8

New entries to 12 pdr drill.


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28 January 1916

Campo.

Lat 2.4, Long 9.8

7.30am: Vigilant arrived.

8.0am: Vigilant proceeded into Campo.

11.20pm: Vauban arrived.


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29 January 1916

Campo to Base.

Lat 3.0, Long 9.7 (approx)

4.0am: Vauban left.

7.0am: Stopped Antonico off Campo.

7.35am: Weighed and proceeded to Duala with Antonico.

7.15pm: Anchored at Base with Antonico.


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30 January 1916

Base to Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67

6.0am: Weighed and proceeded.

8.25am: Stopped off French cruiser Friant.

9.45am: Passed through wreck barrage.

10.25am: Stopped in pool, Antonico anchored.

12.25pm: Arrived alongside Gov. Pier and disembarked sick.

5.53pm: Signal from SNO to release Antonico.


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31 January 1916

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67

5.45am: Cast off from pier and went alongside collier Relentless.

6.0am: Antonico left.

9.15am: Two ratings joined ship (One OS and one Telegraphist from HMS Astrea, vide log of same).

Completed with coal (149.5 tons)

1.0pm: Fullah left, Sir Hugh arrived.

1.35pm: SS Abinsi* (probably) left.

3.0pm: Cast off and anchored off Railway Pier.

5.15pm: SS Forcados arrived.

6.10pm: Four ratings joined ship.

10.35pm: Swinging to flood ship lightly took the ground. Hove in and floated clear.

*(Abinsi, 1910, 6,365 tons, ex-Leopoldville, transferred from Cie Belge Maritime du Congo, scrapped 1933)



LOGS FOR FEBRUARY 1916

(Duala, Kribi, Campo, Bata Pt, Boje, Campo and Duala)


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1 February 1916

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67

Fires out in main boilers.

6.20am: Funeral party landed.

12.01pm: Margaret Elizabeth left.

1.45pm: SS Relentless left.

3.20pm: HMS Sirius sailed.

5.25pm: SS Europa (?) anchored off Gov. Pier.


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2 February 1916

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67

11.40am: Alligator arrived.

4.0pm: SS Forcados left.

6.0pm: Europa left and grounded near the pool.


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3 February 1916

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67

9.20am: Tug Porpoise left.

9.40am: HMS Rinaldo arrived and anchored.

12.01pm: Fullah left Gov. Pier.

12.40pm: Hove up and changed anchorage.


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4 February 1916

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67

11.55am: HMS Rinaldo left for base.

4.0pm: Collier Relentless arrived.


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5 February 1916

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67


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6 February 1916

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67


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7 February 1916

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67

7.50am: SS Forcados arrived.

7.55am: SS Akabo left.

In pm: West Indian band entertained ship’s company.


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8 February 1916

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67

10.30am: SS Anna Woermann arrived.

4.0pm: Collier Relentless left HMS Astraea.


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9 February 1916

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67

6.15am: HMS Rinaldo proceeded alongside collier.

11.30am: Rinaldo left collier and anchored.

SS Jonathan Holt arrived. (Johnathan Hall in the log)


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10 February 1916

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67

7.0am: SS Forcados left pier and anchored.

5.0pm: S/Lt Cooper discharged to hospital.


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11 February 1916

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67

8.0am: HMS Rinaldo sailed.


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12 February 1916

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67

1.30pm: Kroomen clearing lighter of stores.

3.15pm: Porpoise arrived.


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13 February 1916

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67

11.0am: SS Anna Woermann left.

2.0pm: French troop ship Amiral Duperre arrived.


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14 February 1916

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67

9.30am: Ivy arrived.

1.0pm: Fullah arrived.


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15 February 1916

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67

5.0pm: Porpoise sailed.

5.10pm: Ratings left ship for HMS Lome*.

*(I can’t find any references to this ship, possibly a local vessel captured when Togo was occupied.)


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16 February 1916

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67

5.45am: Fullah sailed.

5.0pm: RMS Mendi* arrived.

Two ratings left ship for HMS Astraea.

Surgeon Thomson came on board for passage to HMS Sirius.

*(Mendi, 1905, 4,320 tons, sunk in 1917 after a collision with SS Darro off the Isle of Wight, while carrying African troops, with the disgraceful loss of 656 lives.)


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17 February 1916

Duala to Base.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67

Fires lit in main boilers.

9.0am: Anna Woermann arrived.

2.30pm: One officer and one NCO of RAMC joined for passage to Campo.

2.45pm: Two staff officers joined for passage to Kribi.

3.0pm: Weighed anchor and proceeded towards Base.

5.30pm: Came to starboard anchor at Base in 8 fms.

Manatee arrived, embarked work party and proceeded to Suellaba Pt.

7.30pm: Manatee returned and anchored.


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18 February 1916

Base to Kribi.

Lat 3.4, Long 9.8 (approx)

6.0am: Weighed anchor and took Manatee in tow.

7.30am: Fairway buoy abeam.

9.55am: Sanago river abeam 5 miles.

3.45pm: Anchored in 7 fms off Kribi.

4.0pm: Manatee anchored close to.

4.30pm: Disembarked stores and mails.


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19 February 1916

Kribi to Campo.

Lat 2.6, Long 9.7 (approx)

6.0am: Anchor aweigh and proceeded, Manatee in tow.

6.50am: Stopped off Elike Hike.

7.45am: Proceeded, W by S.

8.30am: A/c SSE to close boat under sail.

9.05am: Stopped.

10.10am: Proceeded.

11.20am: Stopped to communicate with Amerique, proceeded.

11.30am: Wolf Rock abeam 2 miles.

1.0pm: A/c to close HMS Sirius at Campo.

2.35pm: Came to starboard anchor in 5.75 fms off Campo.

3.0pm: Disembarked stores and mails to Sirius and shore.

3.55pm: HMS Rinaldo arrived.

5.10pm: Amerique arrived.


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20 February 1916

Campo.

Lat 2.4, Long 9.8

2.20pm: SS Antonico sighted. HMS Rinaldo weighed and intercepted.

Manatee arrived from Campo.

3.50pm: Rinaldo anchored and Antonico proceeded.

5.50pm: Manatee proceeded over bar.


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21 February 1916

Campo to Bata Pt.

Lat 2.1, Long 9.7

6.0am: Anchor aweigh and proceeded SW by S 140 revs.

9.10am: Stopped to communicate with Vauban.

10.35am: Proceeded.

11.0am: Anchored in 9.5 fms off Bata Pt.

8.0pm: Vauban arrived and anchored.


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22 February 1916

Bata Pt to Bata and return.

Lat 1.88, Long 9.77

6.45am: Weighed and proceeded towards Bata.

8.30am: Came to starboard anchor at Bata in 3.75 fms.

9.0am: SS Antonico sailed.

4.45pm: French cruiser Vauban sailed.

5.15pm: Weighed and proceeded.

6.35pm: Came to starboard anchor off Bata Pt in 7.5 fms.


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23 February 1916

Bata Pt to Boje.

Lat 2.5, Long 9.7 (approx)

5.40am: Weighed and proceeded N 140 revs.

8.15am: Bird Rock abeam 2.5 miles.

10.15am: Stopped to communicate with HMS Sirius. Proceeded.

12.01pm: Stopped to communicate with SS Forcados. Proceeded.

1.25pm: Came to with starboard anchor in 4 fms.

1.40pm: SS Amerique arrived and anchored.


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24 February 1916

Boje.

Lat 2.6, Long 9.7 (approx)

9.30pm: SS Forcados arrived.

10.0pm: SS Forcados sailed.


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25 February 1916

Boje to Campo and at sea.

Lat 2.6, Long 9.7 (approx)

6.05am: SS Amerique sailed.

3.06pm: Weighed and proceeded for Campo.

5.0pm: Came to starboard anchor off Campo in 6.5 fms.

7.0pm: Anchor aweigh and proceeded N4W.


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26 February 1916

At sea to Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67

6.30am: Fairway buoy abeam.

9.35am: Came to starboard anchor in 5.5 fms at Duala.

9.45am: Captain left ship for hospital.

11.05am: Weighed and proceeded alongside collier.

3.0pm: Finished coaling and left collier.

4.0pm: Collided with SS Relentless. No17 bulkhead slightly bent. Top strake outer plating broken and bent. Stringer plate and angle iron off foc’sle deck broken. Covering board smashed. No visible damage to Relentless. Stock of port anchor slightly bent

5.0pm: Midshipman McKay joined ship.


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27 February 1916

Duala and at sea.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67

9.15am: Read warrant No 13.

11.10am: One Stoker RNR discharged to HMS Astraea for imprisonment.

11.50am: HMS Lome arrived.

12.45pm: Three ratings (one LS and two ABs from Astraea, vide log of same) joined for passage to HMS Sirius.

2.45pm: Anchor aweigh and proceeded.

6.17pm: Fairway buoy abeam. Set course S1W.


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28 February 1916

At sea to Campo and Bata.

Lat 2.1, Long 9.7

7.10am: Came to starboard anchor off Campo in 6 fms.

Disembarked stores to Manatee.

11.0am: Weighed and proceeded SW.

11.22am: Campo Pt abeam.

11.25am: Pajaros Rocks abeam 3.5 miles.

1.50pm: Stopped to communicate with SS Amerique.

4.50pm: Anchored off Bata in 5.75 fms.


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29 February 1916

Bata to Campo.

Lat 2.4, Long 9.8

7.45am: Anchor aweigh and proceeded North.

10.16am: Sighted HMS Sirius at anchor in Campo Roads.

12.40pm: Anchored in 6 fms.

7.50pm: SS Forcados arrived.


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1 March 1916

END


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No logs for 2 March 1916 to 23 October 1917



THE VOYAGES OF HMS DWARF 1917

JP map Dwarf 1917

LOGS FOR OCTOBER 1917

(Commissioned at Gibraltar)


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Front cover, Adm. 53/40456. Signed Lt DS Macleod, RNR.

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Signed Lt/Cdr C Douglas, i/c 3rd December 1917.


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Mercurial barometer 3’ asl.

Wet thermometer Hicks 121805.

Dry thermometer Hicks 121806.

Sea thermometer Caldera of London.


See http://www.wartimememoriesproject.com/imagegallery/displayimage.php?album=1andpos=46 for a super detailed photo of Dwarf in Gibraltar at this time, thanks to Jacqueline Nash for this.


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24 October 1917

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

9.0am: Broke pennant. Ship recommissioned. Ship's company mustered. Cdr D. inspected ship.

Hands drawing stores.


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25 October 1917

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

Hands drawing stores.


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26 October 1917

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

Hands employed as required.


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27 October 1917

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

Hands cleaning ship.


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28 October 1917

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

Sunday routine. Church parties landed.


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29 October 1917

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

Hands employed as required.


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30 October 1917

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

In am: One stoker PO discharged to hospital.


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31 October 1917

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

Hands painting and drawing stores.


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LOGS FOR NOVEMBER 1917

(Gibraltar and Dakar)


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Front cover, Adm. 53/40457, signed Lt DS Mcleod, RNR.

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Instruments, see Oct. 1917


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1 November 1917

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

Ship’s company paid.


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2 November 1917

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

Tested magazine floods.

Received 7 tons of fresh water.

Lost overboard by acident, two paint brushes


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3 November 1917

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

Drawing stores, painting, cleaning.


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4 November 1917

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

Landed church parties.


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5 November 1917

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

Hands employed as requisite.


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6 November 1917

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

Hands employed as requisite.


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7 November 1917

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

In am: LS Stickles discharged to hospital.


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8 November 1917

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

10.0am: Secured ship for basin trial.


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9 November 1917

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

11.30am: Lt/Cdr C Douglas* and S/Lt Mitford joined ship.

*Although a substantive Lt/Cdr, he will be known as Captain Douglas by courtesy and as “the owner” by the crew.


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10 November 1917

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

Hands employed as requisite.


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11 November 1917

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

Landed church parties.


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12 November 1917

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

9.0am until noon, coaling. (Full bunkers, 147.5 tons. Dwarf does not have fires lit at this time.)

9.25pm: Surgeon Barton joined ship.


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13 November 1917

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

Received 5 tons of boiler and 7 tons of fresh water.

4.50pm: Exercised “general quarters”.


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14 November 1917

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

AB Wooding and OS McCarthy discharged to hospital.

5.30pm: Exercised “abandon ship stations”.


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15 November 1917

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

7.0am to 3.30pm: Hands employed taking amunition on board.


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16 November 1917

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

9.0am: Tug Bustler* alongside.

9.10am: Left harbour and proceeded to carry out steam trials.

1.15pm: Finished steam trials.

1.45pm: Arrived back in harbour and secured alongside wall.

* Bustler, iron dockyard paddle tug, 1890, 346 tons. Ex- Conqueror, purchased 1896. Sold in 1921.


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17 November 1917

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

Lt DS Macleod and S/Lt FC Jackson joined ship.

5.0pm: Landed patrol of one officer and 10 men.


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18 November 1917

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

Sunday routine.


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19 November 1917

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

4.30pm: Read out first collision stations.

7.15pm: One seaman, one stoker and one Krooman joined ship.


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20 November 1917

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

6.0am: Hands employed preparing ship for sea.

11.45am: One rating joined ship and one discharged to HMS Cellandine.

12.30pm: Slipped moorings and proceeded outside harbour to swing ship.

2.30pm: Finished swinging ship. Cdr Frewin left ship in ML (motor launch).

2.45pm: Carnero Pt abeam 1.5 miles.

5.0pm: A/c S85W.

5.30pm: Half armament manned.

7.15pm: A/c S45W.

8.0pm: Pos. 35 37N, 6 09W.


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21 November 1917

At sea.

Lat 34.0, Long -7.1

8.0am: Pos. 34 08N, 6 59W.

8.0pm: Pos. 33 11N, 8 43W.

9.30am: Passed ship’s life boat half full of water.

10.30am: A/c S80W.

3.0pm: Came on thick fog, took soundings.

8.0pm: Pos. 33 11N, 8 43W.

10.0pm: Thick fog.


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22 November 1917

At sea.

Lat 31.4, Long -10.0

7.30am: Log line parted. Lost governor and rotator.

8.0am: Pos. 31 54N, 9 45W.

8.20am: Streamed patent log.

8.0pm: 30 24N, 10 34W.


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23 November 1917

At sea.

Lat 28.5, Long -11.4

8.0am: 29 02N, 10 50W.

9.15am: Cape Nun (Morocco, now known as Cape Chaunar) abeam 3 miles, a/c S61W.

10.40am: Sighted French patrol vessel.

2.30pm: Met French patrol boat Fan***.

8.0pm: 28 36N, 12 36W.

11.0pm: Rounded Cape Juby 5 miles.


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24 November 1917

At sea.

Lat 26.6, Long -14.15

8.0am: Pos. 27 00N, 13 58W.

8.0pm: Pos. 25 45N, 15 56W.


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25 November 1917

At sea.

Lat 23.7, Long -16.1

8.0am: Pos. 24 10N, 15 49W.

8.0pm: Pos. 22 40N, 16 41W.


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26 November 1917

At sea.

Lat 20.5, Long -17.2

8.0am: Pos. 21 03N, 19 20W.

9.55am: Cape Blanco abeam 9 miles.

3.30pm: Met SS General Dodds (French) bound North.

8.0pm: Pos. 19 20N, 17 03W .


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27 November 1917

At sea.

Lat 17.15, Long -16.6

8.0am: Pos. 17 42N, 16 42W.

8.0pm: Pos. 16 12N, 16 51W.


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28 November 1917

At sea to Dakar.

Lat 14.7, Long -17.4

4.20am: Cape Verde (now Cap-Vert) Lt bg S35W.

5.25am: A/c NE to await daylight.

6.0am: A/c WSW. Heavy ground swell vessel, rolling heavily

8.35am: Stopped off Cap Manuel.

8.40am: Got orders from exam vessel to proceed.

8.45am: Passed through boom defence. Picked up pilot.

9.15am: Anchored, Dakar.


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29 November 1917

Dakar.

Lat 14.7, Long -17.4

7.30am: Commenced coaling ship with native labour.

12.30pm: Finished coaling, received 105 tons.


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30 November 1917

Dakar and at sea towards Sierra Leone.

Lat 14.32, Long -17.38

9.20am: Weighed and proceeded.

9.50am: Passed boom defence, a/c S14W.

8.0pm: Pos. 13 19N, 17 13W.


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LOGS FOR DECEMBER 1917

(Sierra Leone)


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Front cover, Adm. 53/40458, signed Lt DS Macleod RNR.

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Stamp of the HMS Astraea 6 Jan 1918.

Signed by Cosmo AO Taylor, Lt/Cdr in command, dated 31st December 1917.

Also signed by Captain Valentine M Miller, SNO West Africa.

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Instruments, no changes.


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1 December 1917

At sea.

Lat 11.47, Long -17.12

8.0am: Pos. 11 44N, 17 20W.

12 noon: Quinine issued.

5.0pm: Confused swell, vessel rolling heavily.

8.0pm: Pos. 10 38N, 16 54W.


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2 December 1917

At sea.

Lat 9.7, Long -15.5

8.0am: Pos, 9 56N, 14 45W.

8.0pm: Pos 9 10N, 14 02W.

Fine and clear weather, Course S40E all day.


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3 December 1917

At sea to Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.50, Long -13.20

7.50am: Passed Sierra Leone LH.

7.55am: Passed through boom defences.

8.30am: Anchored.

9.30am to 2.0pm: Completed with coal.

Hands employed washing down decks. Received 2000 gallons of washing water.

Paid ship’s company monthly wages.


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4 December 1917

Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Hands employed as required and painting ship.

2.30pm: Liberty men landed


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5 December 1917

Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2


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6 December 1917

Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

8.0am: HMS Sirius arrived.


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7 December 1917

Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

4.20am: Furled GD awning. Tornado passed East of Sierra Leone.

Hands employed as required and painting ship.


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8 December 1917

Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

9.0am: Exercised “action”, “fire” and “collision” stations. Read warrant No 1.


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9 December 1917

Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

10.0am: Church party of 20 men and two officers attended divine service on board HMS Bacchante.


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10 December 1917

Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Hands employed as required and painting ship.

In pm: Discharged AB Harper to hospital.


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11 December 1917

Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

10.15am: HMS Newcastle arrived and anchored.

AB Dilger RFR and AB Burns RNVR joined ship from HMS Bacchante.


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12 December 1917

Sierra Leone and at sea.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

4.0pm: Weighed and proceeded escorting cable ship Transmitter.

4.50pm: Passed Fairway buouy, a/c S60W.

5.0pm: Exchanged signals with convoy.

8.0pm: Pos. 8 14N, 14 24W.


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13 December 1917

At sea.

Lat 6.93, Long -12.32

8.0am: Pos. 7 12N, 12 47W.

Keeping station with CS Transmitter throughout the day, SE’ly courses.

8.0pm: Pos. 6 24N, 11 27W.

9.0pm: Confused swell, ship rolling heavily at times.


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14 December 1917

At sea.

Lat 5.08, Long -9.65

At sea escorting Cable Ship Transmitter, course SE.

8.0am: Pos. 5 30N, 10.00W.

8.0pm: Pos. 4 35N, 8 34W.


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15 December 1917

At sea.

Lat 4.32, Long -6.45

Escorting Cable Ship Transmitter, Easterly courses.

8.0am: Pos. 4 19N, 7 00W.

8.0pm: Pos. 4 42N, 5 34W.


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16 December 1917

At sea.

Lat 4.75, Long -3.37

6.0am: Parted company with CS Transmitter.

8.0am: Pos. 4 06N, 3 46W.

5.25pm: Axim LH bg E.

6.30pm: Same abeam 7 miles.

6.40pm: Sighted Cape Three Points LH.

8.0pm: Same abeam 5 miles.

8.0pm: Pos. 4 38N, 2 05W.

9.25pm: Sekondi LH bg N25E.

11.0pm: Same abeam 7 miles.


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17 December 1917

At sea.

Lat 5.13, Long 0.13

8.0am: Pos. 5 14N, 0 10W.

6.0pm: Cape St Paul abeam 5 miles.

8.0pm: Pos. 5 49N, 1 18E.


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18 December 1917

At sea to Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4

8.0am: Pos. 6 12N, 3 00W.

10.30am: Lagos LH bg N80E.

11.55am: Arrived off Lagos bar and awaited pilot.

12.20pm: Pilot Kenelley boarded, proceeded.

1.30pm: Anchored off Goverment House, Lagos.


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19 December 1917

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4

Ash boat came alongside.


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20 December 1917

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4

1.0 to 7.0pm: Coaling from lighters.


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21 December 1917

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4


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22 December 1917

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4


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23 December 1917

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4

Sunday routine.


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24 December 1917

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4


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25 December 1917

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4

2.0pm: Lt Macleod RNR (N) placed under arrest by Captain's orders.


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26 December 1917

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4

3.20pm: Lt Macleod RNR taken on board HMS Astraea under open arrest.

Lt Beavers RNR joined ship from Astraea.


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27 December 1917

Lagos and at sea.

Lat 6.08, Long 3.73

7.35pm: Pilot Kenelley boarded.

8.07am: Anchor aweigh (foul). Proceeded.

8.40am: Stopped for 35 minutes to clear anchor.

9.15am: Anchor clear and secure, pilot left.

8.0pm: Pos. 5 18N, 4 35E.


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28 December 1917

At sea.

Lat 4.17, Long 6.03

9.0am: Sighted HMS Astraea astern.

9.20 to 9.50am: Slowed down and a/c SE to meet expected storm.

10.0am: Resumed course, S60E.

11.0am: Cape Nun abeam 7' miles.

11.50am: Astraea passed to Eastward.

8.0pm: Pos. 4 06N, 7 08E.


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29 December 1917

At sea to Ambas Bay.

Lat 4.0, Long 9.2

4.20am: Sounding boom foul, stopped engines and reversed to clear. (Dwarf has a sounding machine which lowers a weight on a wire from a boom. The wire is caught around the prop.)

10.0am: Cape Debunja bg N60E (Debundga on log).

Passed south of Pirate Rocks

12.25pm: Anchored in Ambas Bay.

5.15pm: Hove up and proceeded to inner anchorage in company with HMS Astraea. Anchored, (presumably off Victoria, the present day Limbé).


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30 December 1917

Ambas Bay.

Lat 4.0, Long 9.2

11.45am: Act. S/Lt Milford RN attended by Fleet Surgeon from HMS Astraea.

In pm: Act. S/Lt Milford left ship for Astraea.

6.15pm: Ch. Boatswain Green joined from Astraea.


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31 December 1917

Ambas Bay to Tiko and return.

Lat 4.05, Long 9.37

5.40am: Weighed and proceeded up river.

6.10am: Nachtigal Lt abm

6.42am: Passed Nicol Is.

8.15am: Anchored off Tiko Wharf.

8.40am: Made fast to wharf and started coaling from wharf and lighter.

4.0pm: Finished coaling. Left wharf and proceeded down river.

6.52pm: Anchored in Ambas Bay.


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No logs for 1 January 1918 to 31 August 1920



THE VOYAGES OF HMS DWARF 1920-1923

JP map Dwarf 1920-23

THE VOYAGES OF HMS DWARF
Operations in the Gulf of Guinea

JP map Dwarf Gulf of Guinea

LOG BOOK – SEPTEMBER 1ST 1920 TO JULY 2ND 1921


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Front cover, Adm. 53/76506.

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Title Page

Lt/Cdr Francis Cuthbert Platt DSO, RN in command.

Specification.

Displacement 710 tons.

Length 180 ft.

Breadth 33 ft.

Manufacturer London & Glasgow Shipbuilding Co.

IHP 900 normal draught, 1300 forced draught.

Engines vertical triple expansion, 1898.

Boilers. Manufacturer Hawthorn, Leslie & Co. 1917.

Yarrow type.

Propellor Admiralty pattern bronze in good condition.


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Printed page of instructions for logkeepers.


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Details of ship.

Complement.

6 officers.

35 seamen,

5 kroomen.

9 marines.

24 engine room.

13 others.

Total 92.


Barometer. Mercurial No A387 and after 14th Sep. 1920 A 278.

Air thermometers. Sited port battery aft, in screen.

Parkyn and Son & Co. Nos 5326 and 5325 and after 14th Sep 1920, 5346 and 5345.

Sea thermometer JA Reynolds & Co,


Guns.

Two 4” Mk IV semi-auto.

Four two pdr pom-poms, Mk II.

Four 3 pdr Hotchkiss Mk I.

Two .303 Maxims.

Nine Lewis guns.


Boats.

One steam cutter, 23 ft.

One sailing cutter, 26 ft.

One Montagu whaler, 27 ft.

One surf boat.

One skiff dinghy, 16 ft.


Loaded draught 11’ 1” for’d, 10’ 1” aft.


Signed by S/Lt RG Mackay, Navigating officer.



THE VOYAGES OF HMS DWARF 1920

JP map Dwarf 1920

LOGS FOR SEPTEMBER 1920

(Gibraltar, Las Palmas and Freetown)


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1 September 1920

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

Ship commissioned.

Discharged four ratings to HMS Monarch.

New crew arrived on board.

(See a very detailed photo of HMS Dwarf, taken in Gibraltar in 1917, thank you to Jacqueline Nash.)

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2 September 1920

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

9.0am: HMS Monarch sailed for Malta.

11.45am: Italian cruiser Varese sailed.


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3 September 1920

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

6.0am: Hands to bathe.

8.45am: Medical inspection of ship’s company.

2.30pm: Discharged one marine to HMS CORMORANT.


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4 September 1920

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

In am: Hands employed rigging capstan, cleaning ship and employed about anchors and cables.

In pm: Hands to make and mend.


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5 September 1920

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

Sunday routine.

In am: Hands getting in cable.


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6 September 1920

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37


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7 September 1920

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

6.45am: Two American destroyers arrived.


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8 September 1920

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

5.30pm: Completed provisioning.


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9 September 1920

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

9.10am: Mahroussa, Egyptian royal yacht arrived.


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10 September 1920

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

6.0am: Hands employed rigging coaling screens and holystoning upper deck.

8.0am: Secured coal lighter alongside.

11.30am: Finished coaling, 40 tons.


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11 September 1920

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

In am: Carried out basin trials (i.e. running the engines astern and ahead and testing the steering gear while tied up alongside the quay).


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12 September 1920

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

9.30am: HMS Ceres arrived.


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13 September 1920

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

7.50am: Slipped from wall.

8.0am: French sloop Hamelin arrived.

8.15am: Secured to No 9 buoy.

9.0am: Hands employed ammunitioning ship.

5.15pm: Cast off ammunition lighter.

6.30pm: Cast off oil lighter.


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14 September 1920

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

10.08am: Slipped from buoy.

10.15am: Proceeded to sea for full power and gun trials.

11.0am: Commenced gun trials.

12.30pm: Completed gun trials.

2.20pm: Fired P1 pompoms.

3.20pm: Secured to No 9 Buoy.

Barometer and thermometers broken by the effect of gunfire.


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15 September 1920

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

In am: Completed with coal (152 tons) from lighters.

In pm: Discharged one AB to HMS Calypso and one AB joined from same.


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16 September 1920

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

7.30am: Hoisted whaler and surf boat.

9.15am: Landed ship’s company during inclining trials. (Dwarf has certainly had some changes, notably in the engine room and she is now deeper draughted than before, so this test is required.)

11.15am: Ship’s company returned on board.


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17 September 1920

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

8.10am: HMS Sportive secured to No 7 buoy.

In pm: Three stokers joined for passage to HMS Thistle.


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Details of the positions of compass correctors.


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18 September 1920

Gibraltar and at sea towards Las Palmas.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

12.15pm: Slipped and proceeded.

2.56pm: Tarifa Pt abeam.

5.31pm: Cape Spartel abeam.


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19 September 1920

At sea towards Las Palmas.

Lat 34.0, Long -9.0 (approx)

11.18pm: Cape Kantin Lt abeam.


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20 September 1920

At sea towards Las Palmas.

Lat 31.4, Long -11.3

12.15am: Cape Kantin Lt S55½ E.


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21 September 1920

At sea towards Las Palmas.

Lat 29.3, Long -14.2 (approx)

8.30pm: Gandia Point (possibly Punta de Gando on Gran Canaria?) bg S28W.

11.10pm: Gandia Point abeam.


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22 September 1920

At sea to Las Palmas.

Lat 28.13, Long -15.42

2.0am: Isleta Lt ahead.

8.0am: Pilot boarded, fired salute to Spain.

8.30am: Anchored in inner harbour, secured stern to buouy, coal lighter alongside.

Completed with coal.


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23 September 1920

Las Palmas and at sea towards Freetown.

Lat 28.13, Long -15.42

5.30pm: Weighed and proceeded.

9.15pm: Maspalomas Lt abeam.


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24 September 1920

At sea towards Freetown.

Lat 25.7, Long -16.0

In am: Hands rigging foresails.


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25 September 1920

At sea towards Freetown.

Lat 22.5, Long -17.1

10.40pm: Cape Blanco bg S18E.


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26 September 1920

At sea towards Freetown.

Lat 19.0, Long -17.4

12.33am: Cape Blanco Lt abeam, 8 miles.

4.30pm: Port watch pumping out rudder compartment.


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27 September 1920

At sea towards Freetown.

Lat 17.0, Long -17.7 (approx)

6.45pm: Cape Verde Lt bg S13W.

10.0pm: Cape Verde Lt bg N54E,


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28 September 1920

At sea towards Freetown.

Lat 13.2, Long -18.0 (approx)


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29 September 1920

At sea towards Freetown.

Lat 9.9, Long -16.3 (approx)


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30 September 1920

At sea to Freetown.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.3 (approx)

12.55pm: Anchored off Freetown.

2.30pm: Cassiopée*, French sloop, arrived.

*( Cassiopée, built by Barclay Curle of Glasgow, launched 10 February 1917. Deleted 1933)



LOGS FOR OCTOBER 1920

(At anchor, Freetown.)


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1 October 1920

Freetown, Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

10.45am: Discharged one krooman to shore.


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2 October 1920

Freetown, Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

6.0am: Cassiopée sailed.


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3 October 1920

Freetown, Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2


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4 October 1920

Freetown, Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

HMS Thistle sailed for Las Palmas. (Thistle has been in Freetown since June, so no doubt in some danger of going aground on her own bully beef tins.)


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5 October 1920

Freetown, Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

6.05am: Shifted billet.

In am: Completed with coal from lighters.

in pm: Shifted billet and let go both anchors.


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6 October 1920

Freetown, Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2


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7 October 1920

Freetown, Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2


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8 October 1920

Freetown, Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2


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9 October 1920

Freetown, Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2


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10 October 1920

Freetown, Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2


4caf8668cadfd34197015b59: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76506/ADM 53-76506-0027_0.jpg)


11 October 1920

Freetown, Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2


4caf8668cadfd34197015b5a: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76506/ADM 53-76506-0027_1.jpg)


12 October 1920

Freetown, Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

In pm: Discharged two kroomen to shore.


4caf8668cadfd34197015b5b: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76506/ADM 53-76506-0028_0.jpg)


13 October 1920

Freetown, Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

A good example of a typical day in a tropical port, warm with a light breeze.

5.30am: Hands cleaning ship.

6.0am: Lit fires in steam cutter.

6.30am: Quarters. Clean guns.

7.0am: Watch below clean messdecks.

8.45am: Hands employed cleaning and painting.

In pm: Leave to starboard watch and first part of port watch, 1330 to 1800.

6.30pm: Drew fires in steam cutter.


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14 October 1920

Freetown, Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Water boat alongside.


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15 October 1920

Freetown, Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2


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16 October 1920

Freetown, Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2


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17 October 1920

Freetown, Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2


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18 October 1920

Freetown, Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

9.0am: Hoisted boiler out of steam cutter and refitting.


4caf8668cadfd34197015b61: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76506/ADM 53-76506-0031_0.jpg)


19 October 1920

Freetown, Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

7.50am: Diving party left ship.

10.40am: Diving party returned.


4caf8668cadfd34197015b62: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76506/ADM 53-76506-0031_1.jpg)


20 October 1920

Freetown, Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2


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21 October 1920

Freetown, Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

7.50am: Water boat alongside.

(Dwarf is using 2 to 3 tons of water a day and here takes on 13.5 tons.)


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22 October 1920

Freetown, Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2


4caf8668cadfd34197015b65: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76506/ADM 53-76506-0033_0.jpg)


23 October 1920

Freetown, Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2


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24 October 1920

Freetown, Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2


4caf8668cadfd34197015b67: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76506/ADM 53-76506-0034_0.jpg)


25 October 1920

Freetown, Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2


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26 October 1920

Freetown, Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Discharged one AB to hospital and one krooman to shore.


4caf8668cadfd34197015b69: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76506/ADM 53-76506-0035_0.jpg)


27 October 1920

Freetown, Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

11.0am: Exercised landing party.

Mr Arthur C Green, Commissioned Engineer, reprimanded for sleeping out of the ship without permission and remaining absent from his place of duty twelve hours.


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28 October 1920

Freetown, Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Waterboat alongside.


4caf8668cadfd34197015b6b: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76506/ADM 53-76506-0036_0.jpg)


29 October 1920

Freetown, Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2


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30 October 1920

Freetown, Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2


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31 October 1920

Freetown, Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2



LOGS FOR NOVEMBER 1920

(Freetown, Lagos, Duala, Calabar and Victoria)


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1 November 1920

Freetown, Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

4.30am: Lit fires in steam cutter.

5.30am: Scrub upper deck.

6.30am: Quarters. Clean guns.

7.0am: Watch on deck, brightwork stations. Watch below, messdecks.

9.0am: Divisions.

9.10am: Hands to scrubbing ship’s side and stripping 3 pdrs.

1.30pm to 6.0pm: Leave to port watch and first part of starboard.

6.30pm: Drew fires in steam cutter.


4caf8668cadfd34197015b6f: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76506/ADM 53-76506-0038_0.jpg)


2 November 1920

Freetown, Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

8.0am: Discharged one PO to hospital.


4caf8668cadfd34197015b70: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76506/ADM 53-76506-0038_1.jpg)


3 November 1920

Freetown, Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2


4caf8668cadfd34197015b71: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76506/ADM 53-76506-0039_0.jpg)


4 November 1920

Freetown, Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2


4caf8668cadfd34197015b72: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76506/ADM 53-76506-0039_1.jpg)


5 November 1920

Freetown, Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

12.15am: Chief Stoker Charles Tonner, 302413 (Ch), accidentally drowned.


4caf8668cadfd34197015b73: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76506/ADM 53-76506-0040_0.jpg)


6 November 1920

Freetown, Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2


4caf8668cadfd34197015b74: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76506/ADM 53-76506-0040_1.jpg)


7 November 1920

Freetown, Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2


4caf8668cadfd34197015b75: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76506/ADM 53-76506-0041_0.jpg)


8 November 1920

Freetown and at sea towards Lagos.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

In am: Coal and water lighters alongside.

8.20am: Discharged one AB to hospital.

11.51am: Weighed and proceeded to sea, Southerly courses.

9.45pm: Passed SS Elmina bound for Freetown.


4caf8668cadfd34197015b76: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76506/ADM 53-76506-0041_1.jpg)


9 November 1920

At sea.

Lat 6.5, Long -12.2 (approx)

Courses SE’ly all day.


4caf8668cadfd34197015b77: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76506/ADM 53-76506-0042_0.jpg)


10 November 1920

At sea.

Lat 5.2, Long -10.1 (approx)

Courses SE’ly all day.

10.0pm: Passed SS Poona steering N.


4caf8668cadfd34197015b78: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76506/ADM 53-76506-0042_1.jpg)


11 November 1920

At sea.

Lat 4.1, Long -7.3

Courses SE’ly all day.


4caf8668cadfd34197015b79: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76506/ADM 53-76506-0043_0.jpg)


12 November 1920

At sea.

Lat 4.8, Long -4.1

Courses SE’ly all day.


4caf8668cadfd34197015b7a: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76506/ADM 53-76506-0043_1.jpg)


13 November 1920

At sea.

Lat 4.5, Long -0.8

Easterly courses.


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14 November 1920

At sea.

Lat 5.5, Long 1.8

Easterly courses.

8.45pm: Passed SS Minai (?) steering W.


4caf8668cadfd34197015b7c: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76506/ADM 53-76506-0044_1.jpg)


15 November 1920

At sea to Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4

1.15am: Sighted Lagos Lt.

9.0am: Picked up pilot off Lagos harbour entrance.

10.17am: Came to port anchor in 3 fms.

1.30pm: Secured water boat alongside.

5.0pm: Discharged two ratings to hospital.


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16 November 1920

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4

In am: Completed with coal from lighters.

10.15am: Discharged one rating to hospital.


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17 November 1920

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4

8.45am: Hands refitting steam cutter falls.


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18 November 1920

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4

In am: Ash lighter alongside (coal fired ships of course generate a lot of ash and in harbour it is discharged into lighters and sold ashore, for making building blocks and the like).


4caf8668cadfd34197015b80: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76506/ADM 53-76506-0046_1.jpg)


19 November 1920

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4

9.0am: Medical inspection.


4caf8668cadfd34197015b81: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76506/ADM 53-76506-0047_0.jpg)


20 November 1920

Lagos and at sea towards Duala.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4

In am: Water boat alongside.

10.0am: Weighed and proceeded.

11.40am: Passed outer breakwater and dropped pilot at fairway buoy.

Course S30E


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21 November 1920

At sea.

Lat 4.0, Long 5.7

SE’ly courses all day.


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22 November 1920

At sea to Duala.

Lat 3.8, Long 9.2

1.30pm: Passed Fairway buoy and proceeded up Cameroon river.

3.0pm: Picked up pilot.

4.35pm: Saluted French flag, 21 guns.

4.40pm: Anchored at Duala.


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23 November 1920

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67

In pm: Ash and water lighters alongside.


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24 November 1920

Duala and at sea towards Calabar.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67

3.0pm: Weighed and proceeded down river.

5.30pm: Dropped pilot.

11.58pm: Debunja Lt abeam.


4caf8668cadfd34197015b86: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76506/ADM 53-76506-0049_1.jpg)


25 November 1920

At sea to Calabar.

Lat 4.7, Long 8.4 (approx)

8.0am: Carried out aiming rifle practice at floating targets.

9.30am: Passed Fairway buoy and proceeded up Calabar river.

3.15pm: Anchored off Calabar.


4caf8668cadfd34197015b87: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76506/ADM 53-76506-0050_0.jpg)


26 November 1920

Calabar.

Lat 4.95, Long 8.3

In am: Shifted berth.


4caf8668cadfd34197015b88: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76506/ADM 53-76506-0050_1.jpg)


27 November 1920

Calabar.

Lat 4.95, Long 8.3


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28 November 1920

Calabar.

Lat 4.95, Long 8.3


4caf8668cadfd34197015b8a: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76506/ADM 53-76506-0051_1.jpg)


29 November 1920

Calabar.

Lat 4.95, Long 8.3

8.0am: Weighed and secured alongside jetty.


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30 November 1920

Calabar and at sea to Victoria (now Limbé, Cameroon)

Lat 4.4, Long 8.5

6.10am: Slipped and proceeded down river.

11.25am: Fairway buoy abeam.

5.35pm: Anchored, Victoria.



LOGS FOR DECEMBER 1920

(Victoria and Lagos)


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1 December 1920

Victoria.

Lat 4.0, Long 9.2

6.0am: Scrub and wash upper deck.

7.0am: WD brightwork stations, WB messdecks. (WD, watch on deck, WB, watch below)

8.0am: Dressed ship.

9.0am: Hands employed painting and refitting.

Noon: Fired 21 gun salute (for the birthday of HM Queen Alexandra).

1.30pm to 6.0pm: Leave to starboard watch and second part of port watch.


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2 December 1920

Victoria.

Lat 4.0, Long 9.2

In am: Landed landing party.


4caf8668cadfd34197015b8e: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76506/ADM 53-76506-0053_1.jpg)


3 December 1920

Victoria.

Lat 4.0, Long 9.2

In am: Hands employed painting ship’s side.


4caf8668cadfd34197015b8f: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76506/ADM 53-76506-0054_0.jpg)


4 December 1920

Victoria.

Lat 4.0, Long 9.2

In am: Landed second landing party.

Water boat alongside.


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5 December 1920

Victoria.

Lat 4.0, Long 9.2


4caf8668cadfd34197015b91: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76506/ADM 53-76506-0055_0.jpg)


6 December 1920

Victoria.

Lat 4.0, Long 9.2

In am: Water lighter alongside.

In pm: Landing party returned.


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7 December 1920

Victoria and at sea towards Lagos.

Lat 4.0, Long 9.0

10.25am: Weighed and proceeded to sea.

8.0pm: Position: 3 59.5N, 7 58.5E.


4caf8668cadfd34197015b93: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76506/ADM 53-76506-0056_0.jpg)


8 December 1920

At sea.

Lat 4.3, Long 5.8

8.0am: Position: 4 03N, 6 14E


4caf8668cadfd34197015b94: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76506/ADM 53-76506-0056_1.jpg)


9 December 1920

At sea to Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4

10.45am: Picked up pilot.

11.50am: Secured to No 1 buoy, Lagos harbour.


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10 December 1920

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4

Fires out in main boilers.

In am: Water lighter alongside.

In pm: Two ratings rejoined from hospital.


4caf8668cadfd34197015b96: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76506/ADM 53-76506-0057_1.jpg)


11 December 1920

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4

In am: Ash boat alongside.

Laid out stern anchor downstream.


4caf8668cadfd34197015b97: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76506/ADM 53-76506-0058_0.jpg)


12 December 1920

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4


4caf8668cadfd34197015b98: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76506/ADM 53-76506-0058_1.jpg)


13 December 1920

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4

Coaling from lighters, received 110 tons.


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14 December 1920

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4


4caf8668cadfd34197015b9a: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76506/ADM 53-76506-0059_1.jpg)


15 December 1920

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4

Water boat alongside.


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16 December 1920

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4


4caf8668cadfd34197015b9c: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76506/ADM 53-76506-0060_1.jpg)


17 December 1920

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4

In pm: Kroomen drawing stores from SS Sapele*

*(Sapele, the second of four Elder Dempster vessels with this name, formerly Abonema, 1907, 2,952 tons, sold in 1929 and renamed San George)


4caf8668cadfd34197015b9d: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76506/ADM 53-76506-0061_0.jpg)


18 December 1920

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4

4.30am: Secured drifting lighter alongside.

Water boat alongside.


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19 December 1920

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4


4caf8668cadfd34197015b9f: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76506/ADM 53-76506-0062_0.jpg)


20 December 1920

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4


4caf8668cadfd34197015ba0: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76506/ADM 53-76506-0062_1.jpg)


21 December 1920

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4

Water boat alongside.

One rating rejoined ship from hospital.


4caf8668cadfd34197015ba1: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76506/ADM 53-76506-0063_0.jpg)


22 December 1920

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4


4caf8668cadfd34197015ba2: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76506/ADM 53-76506-0063_1.jpg)


23 December 1920

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4

In pm: Three ratings rejoined from hospital.


4caf8668cadfd34197015ba3: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76506/ADM 53-76506-0064_0.jpg)


24 December 1920

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4


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25 December 1920

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4

Water boat alongside.


4caf8668cadfd34197015ba5: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76506/ADM 53-76506-0065_0.jpg)


26 December 1920

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4

Fires lit in main boilers.

11.30am: Muster by the open list.


4caf8668cadfd34197015ba6: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76506/ADM 53-76506-0065_1.jpg)


27 December 1920

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4


4caf8668cadfd34197015ba7: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76506/ADM 53-76506-0066_0.jpg)


28 December 1920

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4

10.0am: HMS BIRMINGHAM entered harbour.


4caf8668cadfd34197015ba8: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76506/ADM 53-76506-0066_1.jpg)


29 December 1920

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4

9.30am: Ship inspected by C-in-C Africa station (Vice-Admiral Sir William Goodenough).

In pm: Water boat alongside.


4caf8668cadfd34197015ba9: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76506/ADM 53-76506-0067_0.jpg)


30 December 1920

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4


4caf8668cadfd34197015baa: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76506/ADM 53-76506-0067_1.jpg)


31 December 1920

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4

Fires out in main boilers.



THE VOYAGES OF HMS DWARF 1921

JP map Dwarf 1921

LOGS FOR JANUARY 1921

(Lagos, Victoria and Lagos)


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1 January 1921

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4

6.0am: Scrub and wash upper deck. Lit fires in steam cutter.

7.30am: Quarters. Clean guns.

8.45am: WD, wash down. WB, mess decks.

11.15am: Quarters. Clean guns.

11.40am: Secure.

2.0pm: Leave to port watch and first part of starboard.

9.20pm: Drew fires in steam cutter.


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2 January 1921

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4

Fires lit in main boilers.

10.15am: HMS Birmingham sailed for Lobito Bay.


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3 January 1921

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4


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4 January 1921

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4

Fires out in main boilers.


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5 January 1921

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4

Water boat alongside.


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6 January 1921

Lagos and at sea.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4

Fires lit in main boilers.

12.25pm: Weighed and proceeded to sea.

1.0pm: Passed outer breakwater and dropped pilot at Fairway buoy.

Course S30E.


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7 January 1921

At sea towards Victoria.

Lat 4.3, Long 5.4

8.0am: Position: 4 34.5N, 5 09E.

8.0pm: Position: 3 59N, 6 22.5E.

SE’ly courses all day.


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8 January 1921

At sea to Victoria

Lat 3.8, Long 8.3

8.0am: Position: 3 59N, 8 03E.

7.30pm: Anchored in Victoria harbour.


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9 January 1921

Victoria.

Lat 4.0, Long 9.2

6.30am: Weighed and shifted to anchorage off Morton (?) Pt.

Drew fires in main boilers.


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10 January 1921

Victoria.

Lat 4.0, Long 9.2


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11 January 1921

Victoria.

Lat 4.0, Long 9.2

Water lighter alongside.


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12 January 1921

Victoria.

Lat 4.0, Long 9.2

7.30am: Landed party for Buea (formerly the German colonial capital).


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13 January 1921

Victoria.

Lat 4.0, Long 9.2


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14 January 1921

Victoria.

Lat 4.0, Long 9.2

Water lighter alongside.


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15 January 1921

Victoria.

Lat 4.0, Long 9.2


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16 January 1921

Victoria.

Lat 4.0, Long 9.2


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17 January 1921

Victoria.

Lat 4.0, Long 9.2

Water lighter alongside.


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18 January 1921

Victoria.

Lat 4.0, Long 9.2

Water lighter alongside.

Hands refitting boats’ falls.


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19 January 1921

Victoria and at sea towards Lagos.

Lat 4.0, Long 8.9

Fires lit in main boilers.

9.28am: Weighed and proceeded to sea.

8.0pm: Position: 4 01N, 7 51E.


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20 January 1921

At sea.

Lat 4.1, Long 5.9

8.0am: Position: 4 01N, 6 15.5E.

8.0pm: Position: 4 45N, 5 11E.


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21 January 1921

At sea to Lagos.

Lat 6.2, Long 3.8 (approx)

8.0am: Position: 5 50N, 4 09E.

5.40pm: Anchored in Lagos harbour.


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22 January 1921

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4

Fires out in main boilers

Waterboat alongside.


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23 January 1921

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4

10.15am: Muster by open list.


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24 January 1921

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4

Hands employed painting waterline and refitting boats’ falls.


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25 January 1921

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4

8.15 Hands refitting whaler.

Coaling from lighters alongside.


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26 January 1921

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4

9.0am: Landed party for route march.

11.30am: Party returned onboard.

4.30pm: Cast off coal lighter, coal complete, 153.6 tons.


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27 January 1921

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4

3.40pm: Two ratings joined ship per SS Appam


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28 January 1921

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4

Water boat alongside.


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29 January 1921

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4


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30 January 1921

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4

9.45am: Stokers muster by open list.


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31 January 1921

Lagos and at sea towards Accra.

Lat 6.4, Long 3.4

Fires lit in main boilers.

7.50am: Water boat alongside.

10.59am: Weighed and proceeded out of harbour.

11.45am: Passed outer breakwater.

Westerly courses.



LOGS FOR FEBRUARY 1921

(Accra and Sierra Leone)

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1 February 1921

At sea to Accra.

Lat 5.6, Long 0.4

8.0am: Position: 5 40N, 0 54E

6.30pm: Anchored, Accra.


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2 February 1921

Accra.

Lat 5.53, Long -0.2


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3 February 1921

Accra.

Lat 5.53, Long -0.2


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4 February 1921

Accra and at sea towards Sierra Leone.

Lat 5.4, Long -0.3

10.20am: Weighed and proceeded out of harbour.

8.0pm: Position: 4 56N, 1 11W


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5 February 1921

At sea.

Lat 4.5, Long -2.7

8.0am: Position: 4 31N, 2 15W

8.0pm: Position: 4 23N, 3 31W


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6 February 1921

At sea.

Lat 4.2, Long -5.2

8.0am: Position: 4 15N, 4 48W

8.0pm: Position: 4 08N, 6 07W


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7 February 1921

At sea.

Lat 4.3, Long -7.6

8.0am: Position: 4 01N, 7 28W

1.30pm: C Palomas abeam 2.5 miles.

3.0pm: Passed Dutch Steamer steering East.

8.0pm: Position: 4 24N, 8 27W


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8 February 1921

At sea.

Lat 5.1, Long -10.0

2.45am: Passed SS Akabo steering South.

8.0am: Position: 5 00N, 9 35W

8.0pm: Position: 5 36N, 10 44W


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9 February 1921

At sea.

Lat 6.6, Long -12.3

8.0am: Position: 6 16N, 11 48W

8.0pm: Position: 7 02N, 13 14W

11.50pm: Passed SS *** steering East.


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10 February 1921

At sea to Freetown, Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

12.03pm: C Sierra Leone LH abeam.

12.37pm: Anchored, Freetown.


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11 February 1921

Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Fires out in main boilers.


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12 February 1921

Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2


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13 February 1921

Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2


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14 February 1921

Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Completed with coal (151 tons) from lighters and landed oil drums.


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15 February 1921

Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2


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16 February 1921

Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Water boat alongside, received 12 tons. Kroomen scrubbing coaling screens.


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17 February 1921

Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2


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18 February 1921

Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2


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19 February 1921

Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2


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20 February 1921

Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2


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21 February 1921

Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Water boat alongside, received 13 tons.


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22 February 1921

Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Hands stowing carpenter’s stores and painting whaler.

Discharged one krooman to shore.


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23 February 1921

Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Water boat alongside, received 4.5 tons.


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24 February 1921

Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Lit fires in main boilers.

Hands provisioning ship.


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25 February 1921

Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2


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26 February 1921

Sierra Leone and at sea towards Bathurst.

Lat 8.6, Long -13.5

9.24am: Weighed and proceeded out of harbour.

9.45am: Passed SS BENUE entering harbour.

NW’ly courses.

8.0pm: Position: 9 05N, 14 28 W.


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27 February 1921

At sea.

Lat 10.2, Long -16.1

8.0am: Position: 9 50N, 15 37W.

8.0pm: Position: 10 38.5N, 15 16W.


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28 February 1921

At sea.

Lat 12.0, Long -17.3

12.40am: SS Kenilworth Castle* passed steering North.

8.0am: Position: 11 43N, 17 13.5W.

8.0pm: Position: 12 49N, 17 16W.

*Kenilworth Castle, Union Castle Line, 1904, 12,975 tons, scrapped in 1936.



LOGS FOR MARCH 1921

(Bathurst, in Gambia River, Bathurst and Sierra Leone)


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1 March 1921

At sea to Bathurst, BWA (now Banjul, Gambia).

Lat 13.6, Long -16.7

7.0am: Manouevring off entrance to river.

11.05am: Fairway buoy.

11.40am: Middle buoy.

12.40pm: Black buoy.

1.45pm: Anchored off Government pier, Bathurst.

5.0pm: Discharged two ratings to W/T station, two ratings joined from same.


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2 March 1921

Bathurst.

Lat 13.5, Long -16.6

Fires out in main boilers.

Hands refitting Bosun’s stores.


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3 March 1921

Bathurst.

Lat 13.5, Long -16.6

Fires lit in main boilers.

Hands refitting Bosun’s stores.


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4 March 1921

Bathurst.

Lat 13.5, Long -16.6

9.45am: Shifted berth alongside jetty.


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5 March 1921

Bathurst and up River Gambia.

Lat 13.44, Long -16.15

Position above is at Muta Point from 11.05–11.35am.

6.45am: Slipped and proceeded up river.

8.58am: Fort James abeam.

11.05am: Anchored off Muta Pt.

11.35am: Weighed and proceeded up river.

6.07pm: Anchored off Balingo Town.


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6 March 1921

River Gambia.

Lat 13.66, Long -15.36

Position is taken from Balangar at 11.30am.

5.40am: Weighed and proceeded up river.

11.30am: Passed Balangar.

5.20pm: Passed SS Slav heading down river.

7.42pm: Anchored off MacCarthy's Island.


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7 March 1921

MacCarthy's Island (now Janjanbureh island), River Gambia.

Lat 13.546, Long -14.77

Fires out in main boilers.

9.0am: Fired a salute of 17 guns to HE the Governor of the Gambia (at this time Sir Cecil Hamilton Armitage).

9.05am: Hands employed sponging out guns and refitting boat gear. (Cordite is highly corrosive, hence the sponging out)


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8 March 1921

MacCarthy's Island.

Lat 13.546, Long -14.77

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9 March 1921

MacCarthy's Island.

Lat 13.546, Long -14.77

Fires lit in main boilers.

Hands blacking down rigging (applying a graphite paste that dries to a nice black sheen. Very smart and an effective rust preventer for steel wire rope.).


4caf8669cadfd34197015bef: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76506/ADM 53-76506-0102_0.jpg)


10 March 1921

MacCarthy's Island.

Lat 13.546, Long -14.77


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11 March 1921

MacCarthy's Island and down river.

Lat 13.7, Long -14.9

Position is at Kuntaur at 12.37pm.

9.38am: Weighed and proceeded down river.

12.37pm: Anchored off Kuntaur.

2.58pm: Weighed and proceeded down river.


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12 March 1921

Gambia River.

Lat 13.3, Long -16.4

5.30am: Weighed and proceeded down river.

11.44am: Anchored off James Fort.

1.02pm: Weighed and proceeded down river.

3.13pm: Anchored off Bathurst.


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13 March 1921

Bathurst.

Lat 13.5, Long -16.6

Fires out in main boilers.


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14 March 1921

Bathurst.

Lat 13.5, Long -16.6


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15 March 1921

Bathurst and at sea towards Sierra Leone.

Lat 13.5, Long -16.6

Fires lit in main boilers

12.25pm: Weighed and proceeded out of harbour.

1.25pm: White channel buoy.

1.52pm: Black buoy.

2.52pm: Middle buoy.

3.08pm: Cape St Mary abeam.

SW’ly courses.

8.0pm: Position: 13 05N, 17 06W


4caf8669cadfd34197015bf5: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76506/ADM 53-76506-0105_0.jpg)


16 March 1921

At sea.

Lat 10.8, Long -17.1

8.0am: Position: 11 0.5N, 17 08W.

8.0pm: Position: 10 18N, 16 14W.

9.50pm: Passed SS Rabymere steering NW.


4caf8669cadfd34197015bf6: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76506/ADM 53-76506-0105_1.jpg)


17 March 1921

At sea to Sierra Leone.

Lat 9.0, Long -14.5

8.0am: Position: 9 23N, 14 48W.

6.40pm: Cape Sierra Leone Lt, bg 109.

9.10pm: Cape Sierra Leone Lt abeam.

9.40pm: Anchored off Freetown.


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18 March 1921

Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

6.30am: Shifted berth, water lighter alongside.


4caf8669cadfd34197015bf8: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76506/ADM 53-76506-0106_1.jpg)


19 March 1921

Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Fires out in main boilers.

Mr Read, Gunner RN, joined ship from SS Appam.


4caf8669cadfd34197015bf9: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76506/ADM 53-76506-0107_0.jpg)


20 March 1921

Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2


4caf8669cadfd34197015bfa: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76506/ADM 53-76506-0107_1.jpg)


21 March 1921

Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

In am: Coaling from lighters both sides, completed with 152.1 tons.

In pm: Discharged two ratings to hospital.

Store lighter alongside.


4caf8669cadfd34197015bfb: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76506/ADM 53-76506-0108_0.jpg)


22 March 1921

Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Water lighter alongside, received 6 tons.


4caf8669cadfd34197015bfc: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76506/ADM 53-76506-0108_1.jpg)


23 March 1921

Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2


4caf8669cadfd34197015bfd: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76506/ADM 53-76506-0109_0.jpg)


24 March 1921

Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2


4caf8669cadfd34197015bfe: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76506/ADM 53-76506-0109_1.jpg)


25 March 1921

Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2


4caf8669cadfd34197015bff: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76506/ADM 53-76506-0110_0.jpg)


26 March 1921

Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

In am: Secured water lighter alongside, received 13 tons.

1.45pm: One rating rejoined ship from hospital.

3.0pm: Mr Bowden, Gunner RN, left ship for SS Zaria.


4caf8669cadfd34197015c00: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76506/ADM 53-76506-0110_1.jpg)


27 March 1921

Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2


4caf8669cadfd34197015c01: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76506/ADM 53-76506-0111_0.jpg)


28 March 1921

Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2


4caf8669cadfd34197015c02: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76506/ADM 53-76506-0111_1.jpg)


29 March 1921

Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

6.50pm: Two ratings rejoined ship from hospital.


4caf8669cadfd34197015c03: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76506/ADM 53-76506-0112_0.jpg)


30 March 1921

Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2


4caf8669cadfd34197015c04: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76506/ADM 53-76506-0112_1.jpg)


31 March 1921

Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

In pm: Secured water lighter alongside.



LOGS FOR APRIL 1921

(Sierra Leone, Bathurst, Sierra Leone)


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1 April 1921

Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

6.0am: Scrub and wash upper deck. Lit fires in steam cutter.

7.0am: WD, brightwork stations. WB, messdecks.

9.0am: Hands employed painting ship.

In pm: Leave to port watch and second part of starboard watch, 1.30pm to 6.0pm.

1.30pm: Paid hands.

2.0pm: Kroomen painting ship.

9.0pm: Drew fires in steam cutter.


4caf8669cadfd34197015c06: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76506/ADM 53-76506-0113_1.jpg)


2 April 1921

Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

10.26am: Secured water lighter alongside, received 8 tons.


4caf8669cadfd34197015c07: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76506/ADM 53-76506-0114_0.jpg)


3 April 1921

Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2


4caf8669cadfd34197015c08: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76506/ADM 53-76506-0114_1.jpg)


4 April 1921

Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2


4caf8669cadfd34197015c09: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76506/ADM 53-76506-0115_0.jpg)


5 April 1921

Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

In am: Moored water lighter alongside, received 10 tons.


4caf8669cadfd34197015c0a: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76506/ADM 53-76506-0115_1.jpg)


6 April 1921

Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2


4caf8669cadfd34197015c0b: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76506/ADM 53-76506-0116_0.jpg)


7 April 1921

Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2


4caf8669cadfd34197015c0c: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76506/ADM 53-76506-0116_1.jpg)


8 April 1921

Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

9.30am: Hands employed painting ship and drawing stores.


4caf8669cadfd34197015c0d: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76506/ADM 53-76506-0117_0.jpg)


9 April 1921

Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

In am: Moored water lighter alongside, received 10.5 tons.


4caf8669cadfd34197015c0e: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76506/ADM 53-76506-0117_1.jpg)


10 April 1921

Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Fires lit in main boilers.


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11 April 1921

Sierra Leone and at sea towards Bathurst.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

2.05pm: Weighed and proceeded to sea.

2.37pm: C Sierra Leone LH abeam. Course N37W

8.0pm: Position: 8 52N, 13 51W.

8.40pm: SS Egori passed steaming NW.


4caf8669cadfd34197015c10: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76506/ADM 53-76506-0118_1.jpg)


12 April 1921

At sea.

Lat 10.0, Long -15.4

8.0am: Position: 9 41N, 15 07W.

8.0pm: Position: 10 35N, 15 16W.


4caf8669cadfd34197015c11: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76506/ADM 53-76506-0119_0.jpg)


13 April 1921

Place

Lat 11.9, Long -17.2

8.0am: Position: 11 28N, 17 12W.

9.0am: Passed French SS H*** steering S.

1.30pm: Passed unknown steamer steering S.

8.0pm: Position: 12 46N, 17 20W.


4caf8669cadfd34197015c12: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76506/ADM 53-76506-0119_1.jpg)


14 April 1921

At sea to Bathurst.

Lat 13.5, Long -16.6

9.50am: Came to starboard anchor off Bathurst.

10.0am: Hands employed refitting awnings and fenders.


4caf8669cadfd34197015c13: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76506/ADM 53-76506-0120_0.jpg)


15 April 1921

Bathurst.

Lat 13.5, Long -16.6

Fires out in main boilers.

9.30am: Hands employed painting waterline and about boats.


4caf8669cadfd34197015c14: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76506/ADM 53-76506-0120_1.jpg)


16 April 1921

Bathurst.

Lat 13.5, Long -16.6


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17 April 1921

Bathurst.

Lat 13.5, Long -16.6


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18 April 1921

Bathurst.

Lat 13.5, Long -16.6

Fires lit in main boilers.


4caf8669cadfd34197015c17: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76506/ADM 53-76506-0122_0.jpg)


19 April 1921

Bathurst.

Lat 13.5, Long -16.6


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20 April 1921

Bathurst.

Lat 13.5, Long -16.6


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21 April 1921

Bathurst and at sea towards Sierra Leone.

Lat 13.5, Long -16.6

6.45am: Weighed and proceeded alongside Government Wharf.

5.07pm: Slipped and proceeded to sea.

8.0pm: Position: 13 35N, 16 41W.


4caf8669cadfd34197015c1a: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76506/ADM 53-76506-0123_1.jpg)


22 April 1921

At sea.

Lat 11.7, Long -17.3

7.0am: Passed French steamer steering N.

8.0am: Position: 12 16N, 17 21W.

8.0pm: Position: 10 54N, 16 56W.


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23 April 1921

At sea.

Lat 9.8, Long -15.2 (approx)

8.0am: Passed SS Bereby* steering NW

6.45pm: Slow both. Swung ship for deviation.

*(Bereby, 1919, 5,248 tons, Elder Dempster Line, ex War Raven, wrecked on Irish coast, 1941.)


4caf8669cadfd34197015c1c: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76506/ADM 53-76506-0124_1.jpg)


24 April 1921

At sea to Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

2.45am: Sighted C Sierra Leone Lt S69E.

5.35am: Came to starboard anchor off Freetown.


4caf8669cadfd34197015c1d: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76506/ADM 53-76506-0125_0.jpg)


25 April 1921

Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Fires out in main boilers.

9.30am: Hands employed painting and holystoning.


4caf8669cadfd34197015c1e: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76506/ADM 53-76506-0125_1.jpg)


26 April 1921

Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Completed with coal (155 tons) from lighters.

Received 10 tons of water.

Note that this loading increases Dwarf’s draught, both fore and aft, by 1’ 3”.


4caf8669cadfd34197015c1f: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76506/ADM 53-76506-0126_0.jpg)


27 April 1921

Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2


4caf8669cadfd34197015c20: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76506/ADM 53-76506-0126_1.jpg)


28 April 1921

Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

9.10am: HMS Thistle arrived.

4caf8669cadfd34197015c21: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76506/ADM 53-76506-0127_0.jpg)


29 April 1921

Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

9.15am: Armed guard proceeded to SS Blue Triangle.

11.30am: Guard returned aboard.


4caf8669cadfd34197015c22: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76506/ADM 53-76506-0127_1.jpg)


30 April 1921

Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Received 12 tons of water from water lighter.



LOGS FOR MAY 1921

(Sierra Leone, Monrovia, Sierra Leone, Dakar and Tenerife)


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1 May 1921

Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

6.0am: Wash and scrub upper deck.

7.0am: Quarters. Clean guns.

8.45am: WD, brightwork stations. WB, messdecks.

9.30am: Divisions.

10.30am: Divine service.

In pm: Leave to port watch and 1st part of starboard, 1.30 to 6.0pm.

7.0pm: Drew fires in steam cutter.


4caf8669cadfd34197015c24: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76506/ADM 53-76506-0128_1.jpg)


2 May 1921

Sierra Leone and at sea towards Monrovia.

Lat 8.3, Long -13.5

9.07am: Weighed and proceeded.

9.29am: C Sierra Leone LH abeam.

9.50am: Course S60W 180 revs.

7.35pm: Passed SS Boutry steering NW.

8.0pm: Position 7 28N, 13 23W.

8.20pm: Passed SS Roumariner (?) steering NW.

9.30pm: SS Albertville* passed steering SE.

*(Albertville, the fourth of six Cie Maritime Belge ships of that name, 1912, 7,745 tons, sold in 1923 and renamed Angola.)


4caf8669cadfd34197015c25: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76506/ADM 53-76506-0129_0.jpg)


3 May 1921

At sea to Monrovia.

Lat 6.6, Long -11.6

8.0am: Position: 6 50N, 11 55W.

10.20am: Sighted Cape Mount (Cap de Mount, Liberia) S80E.

1.01pm: Cape Mount abeam.

6.50pm: Anchored off Monrovia.


4caf8669cadfd34197015c26: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76506/ADM 53-76506-0129_1.jpg)


4 May 1921

Monrovia.

Lat 6.35, Long -10.82

7.45am: Shifted berth 5 cables N.

8.0am: Fired a salute of 21 guns for the Republic of Liberia.

9.30am: Hands employed sponging out 3 pounders.

5.0pm: French sloop Cassiopée arrived.


4caf8669cadfd34197015c27: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76506/ADM 53-76506-0130_0.jpg)


5 May 1921

Monrovia.

Lat 6.35, Long -10.82

5.0pm: French sloop Cassiopée sailed.


4caf8669cadfd34197015c28: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76506/ADM 53-76506-0130_1.jpg)


6 May 1921

Monrovia and at sea.

Lat 6.7, Long -11.6

5.30am: Weighed and proceeded.

5.42am: Shaped course N49W 180revs.

8.0am: Position: 6 28N, 11 05W.

8.0am: Dressed ship with masthead flags, for the anniversary of the ascension to the throne of HM the King.

10.34am: Cape Mount abeam.

8.0pm: Position: 7 04N, 12 36W.


4caf8669cadfd34197015c29: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76506/ADM 53-76506-0131_0.jpg)


7 May 1921

At sea to Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.4

1.45pm: C Sierra Leone LH abeam.

2.45pm: Anchored off Freetown.

3.30pm: Water lighter alongside, received 12 tons.


4caf8669cadfd34197015c2a: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76506/ADM 53-76506-0131_1.jpg)


8 May 1921

Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2


4caf8669cadfd34197015c2b: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76506/ADM 53-76506-0132_0.jpg)


9 May 1921

Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Fires out in main boilers.


4caf8669cadfd34197015c2c: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76506/ADM 53-76506-0132_1.jpg)


10 May 1921

Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2


4caf8669cadfd34197015c2d: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76506/ADM 53-76506-0133_0.jpg)


11 May 1921

Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

In pm: Kroomen holystoning upper deck. Store lighter alongside.


4caf8669cadfd34197015c2e: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76506/ADM 53-76506-0133_1.jpg)


12 May 1921

Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

In am: Water lighter alongside.


4caf8669cadfd34197015c2f: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76506/ADM 53-76506-0134_0.jpg)


13 May 1921

Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2


4caf8669cadfd34197015c30: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76506/ADM 53-76506-0134_1.jpg)


14 May 1921

Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2


4caf8669cadfd34197015c31: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76506/ADM 53-76506-0135_0.jpg)


15 May 1921

Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

5.15am: HMS Birmingham arrived from Simonstown.

10.0am: Church party to Birmingham.

Birmingham´s log notes that HMS Thistle is also at anchor here.


4caf8669cadfd34197015c32: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76506/ADM 53-76506-0135_1.jpg)


16 May 1921

Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2


4caf8669cadfd34197015c33: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76506/ADM 53-76506-0136_0.jpg)


17 May 1921

Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

10.30am: HMS Birmingham sailed for Portsmouth.


4caf8669cadfd34197015c34: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76506/ADM 53-76506-0136_1.jpg)


18 May 1921

Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Fires lit in main boilers.

9.50am: Shifted berth to eastward. Completed with coal from lighters (149 tons).


4caf8669cadfd34197015c35: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76506/ADM 53-76506-0137_0.jpg)


19 May 1921

Sierra Leone and at sea towards Dakar.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

6.30pm: Discharged five Kroomen to shore.

6.52pm: Weighed and proceeded to sea.

7.30pm: C Sierra Leone LH abeam, course N37W.

8.0pm: Position: 8 32N, 13 21W.


4caf8669cadfd34197015c36: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76506/ADM 53-76506-0137_1.jpg)


20 May 1921

At sea.

Lat 9.7, Long -15.1

2.05pm: Passed unknown steamer steering SE.

8.0am: Position: 9 23N, 14 38W.


4caf8669cadfd34197015c37: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76506/ADM 53-76506-0138_0.jpg)


21 May 1921

At sea.

Lat 11.6, Long -17.3

8.0am: Position: 11 06N, 17 14W.

8.0pm: Position: 12 29N, 17 16W.


4caf866acadfd34197015c38: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76506/ADM 53-76506-0138_1.jpg)


22 May 1921

At sea to Dakar.

Lat 14.3, Long -17.3

8.0am: Position: 13 54N, 17 18W.

4.07pm: Anchored off Dakar harbour. Saluted French flag with 21 guns.

4.37pm: Weighed and proceeded into harbour and secured to buoy.


Place: Visited: 4.56 4caf866acadfd34197015c39: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76506/ADM 53-76506-0139_0.jpg)


23 May 1921

Dakar (then French West Africa, now Senegal).

Lat 14.7, Long -17.4

Fires out in main boilers.

Completed with coal from lighters (149.9 tons)


4caf866acadfd34197015c3a: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76506/ADM 53-76506-0139_1.jpg)


24 May 1921

Dakar.

Lat 14.7, Long -17.4


4caf866acadfd34197015c3b: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76506/ADM 53-76506-0140_0.jpg)


25 May 1921

Dakar.

Lat 14.7, Long -17.4

2.30pm: Saluted HBM Consul-General, Dakar with 11 Guns.

Received 16 tons of water from lighter.


4caf866acadfd34197015c3c: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76506/ADM 53-76506-0140_1.jpg)


26 May 1921

Dakar and at sea towards Tenerife.

Lat 15.1, Long -17.5

Fires lit in main boilers.

7.15am: Slipped and proceeded to sea.

8.0am: Position: 14 38N, 17 28W.

8.43am: C Verde LH abeam.

8.0pm: Position: 16 01N, 17 30W.


4caf866acadfd34197015c3d: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76506/ADM 53-76506-0141_0.jpg)


27 May 1921

At sea.

Lat 17.9, Long -17.4

8.0am: Position: 17 24N, 17 27W.

4.30pm: Passed French SS Orea (?) steering S.

8.0pm: Position: 18 49N, 17 23W.


4caf866acadfd34197015c3e: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76506/ADM 53-76506-0141_1.jpg)


28 May 1921

At sea.

Lat 20.3, Long -17.3

8.0am: Position: 19 53N, 17 19W.


4caf866acadfd34197015c3f: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76506/ADM 53-76506-0142_0.jpg)


29 May 1921

At sea.

Lat 23.0, Long -17.0 (approx)

10.39am: A/c to avoid SS Carina steering SSW.

1.03pm: Passed SS Esto (?) steering SSW.

6.45pm: Passed SS Chama and an unknown steamer steering to southward.

9.30pm: Passed SS Matadi steering S.


4caf866acadfd34197015c40: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76506/ADM 53-76506-0142_1.jpg)


30 May 1921

At sea.

Lat 25.5, Long -16.7 (approx)

9.0am: Three Dutch ships passing, steering to NEward.

8.0pm: Position: 26 08N, 16 52W.


4caf866acadfd34197015c41: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76506/ADM 53-76506-0143_0.jpg)


31 May 1921

At sea to Tenerife.

Lat 27.7, Long -16.5 (approx)

7.0am: Sighted peak of Tenerife bg N9E.

2.55pm: Passed SS Roume altering to northbound.

5.25pm: Saluted Spanish flag with 21 guns.

5.40pm: Secured head and stern to buoy, Santa Cruz harbour.



LOGS FOR JUNE 1921

(Tenerife and Gibraltar for drydock)


4caf866acadfd34197015c42: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76506/ADM 53-76506-0143_1.jpg)


1 June 1921

Santa Cruz, Tenerife.

Lat 28.47, Long -16.24

Fires out in main boilers.

Coaling, up to 135.7 tons.


4caf866acadfd34197015c43: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76506/ADM 53-76506-0144_0.jpg)


2 June 1921

Santa Cruz, Tenerife.

Lat 28.47, Long -16.24

Fires lit in main boilers.

Noon: Fired a salute of 19 guns to HE the Civil Governor, Canaries (at this time Sr Ernesto Garcia de Velasco).


4caf866acadfd34197015c44: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76506/ADM 53-76506-0144_1.jpg)


3 June 1921

Santa Cruz, Tenerife.

Lat 28.47, Long -16.24

Fires out in main boilers.

Dressed ship in honour of the King’s birthday.

12 noon: Fired Royal 21 gun salute.


4caf866acadfd34197015c45: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76506/ADM 53-76506-0145_0.jpg)


4 June 1921

Santa Cruz, Tenerife.

Lat 28.47, Long -16.24

5.15am: Spanish gunboat Infanta Isabel arrived.

In am: Water lighter alongside.


4caf866acadfd34197015c46: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76506/ADM 53-76506-0145_1.jpg)


5 June 1921

Santa Cruz, Tenerife.

Lat 28.47, Long -16.24


4caf866acadfd34197015c47: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76506/ADM 53-76506-0146_0.jpg)


6 June 1921

Santa Cruz, Tenerife.

Lat 28.47, Long -16.24


4caf866acadfd34197015c48: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76506/ADM 53-76506-0146_1.jpg)


7 June 1921

Santa Cruz, Tenerife.

Lat 28.47, Long -16.24


4caf866acadfd34197015c49: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76506/ADM 53-76506-0147_0.jpg)


8 June 1921

Santa Cruz, Tenerife

Lat 28.47, Long -16.24

7.30am: Infanta Isabel left for Gomera (a small Canary island).


4caf866acadfd34197015c4a: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76506/ADM 53-76506-0147_1.jpg)


9 June 1921

Santa Cruz, Tenerife.

Lat 28.47, Long -16.24


4caf866acadfd34197015c4b: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76506/ADM 53-76506-0148_0.jpg)


10 June 1921

Santa Cruz, Tenerife and at sea towards Gibraltar.

Lat 28.47, Long -16.24

Fires lit in main boilers.

8.30am: Secured water lighter alongside, received 14 tons.

6.29pm: Slipped from buoys. Weighed and proceeded to sea, course N65E.

8.0pm: Position: 28 32N, Long 16 07W.


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11 June 1921

At sea.

Lat 29.6, Long -14.6

8.0am: Position: 29 20N, Long 15 00W.

8.0pm: Position: 30 09N, Long 13 53W.


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12 June 1921

At sea.

Lat 31.1, Long -12.0

8.0am: Position: 30 56N, Long 12 45W.

8.0pm: Position: 31 35N, Long 11 10W.


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13 June 1921

At sea.

Lat 33.0, Long -9.3

8.0am: Position: 32 21N, Long 9 56W.

8.0pm: Position: 33 42N, Long 8 23W.


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14 June 1921

At sea to Gibraltar.

Lat 35.3, Long -6.6

8.0am: Position: 34 49N, Long 7 09W.

1.45pm: Passed sailing ship steering to northward.

9.08pm: Secured to No 17 buoy, Gibraltar.


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15 June 1921

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

Fires out in main boilers.

9.30am: Hands employed preparing for dockyard.

1.30pm: Hands employed getting up ammunition. (Always a prelude to docking for a refit)


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16 June 1921

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

In am: Hands employed striking out ammunition into lighter alongside.

2.30pm: Slipped No 17 buoy and proceeded alongside wall in charge of tug.


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17 June 1921

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

Meteorological instruments returned to store.

8.50am: Hands employed striking out provisions.


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18 June 1921

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

6.0am: Hands employed getting out stores into lighter alongside.


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19 June 1921

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37


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20 June 1921

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

6.0am: Hands employed returning carpenter’s stores.

8.48am: Hands employed ranging cable for survey. (Getting up the anchor chains and laying them out on the deck or more probably here on the quayside for survey, very hard and dirty work)


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21 June 1921

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

10.0am: Discharged two ratings to hospital.


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22 June 1921

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

Hands employed returning stores and chipping paintwork.


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23 June 1921

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

1.35pm: Discharged one W/T rating to North Front W/T station.


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24 June 1921

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37


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25 June 1921

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

8.45am: Hands employed returning canvas and chipping paintwork.


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26 June 1921

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

Sunday routine.


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27 June 1921

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37


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28 June 1921

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37


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29 June 1921

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37


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30 June 1921

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

2.50pm: Slipped from wall and proceeded into No 1 dock in charge of tug. Docked in company with HMS`Rowena, Restless and tug Crocodile.



LOGS FOR JULY 1921

(Gibraltar in dock and ship paid off)


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1 July 1921

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

In pm: Paid hands. Hands proceeded to HMS Cormorant (the receiving ship at Gibraltar).


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2 July 1921

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

9.0am: Ship paid off. Discharged ship's company to HMS Cormorant.


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3 July to 25 August 1921 not included



LOG BOOK – AUGUST 26TH 1921 TO SEPTEMBER 9TH 1922


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Front cover, Adm. 53/76507.

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Title Page

HMS DWARF

Lt/Cdr Francis C Platt, RN.

Commencing 26th August 1921


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Printed page of instructions for logkeepers.

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Ship’s establishment.

6 officers.

29 seamen.

8 marines.

25 engine room.

12 other ratings.

19 kroomen.

Also has details of armament, boats, instruments, bunkers etc.



LOGS FOR AUGUST 1921


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26 August 1921

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

9.0am: Ship commisioned by Lt/Cdr FC Platt DSO, RN.

9.45-11.20am: Carried out basin trial.


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27 August 1921

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

Hands employed stowing stores and painting masts.


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28 August 1921

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

Fires out in main boilers.

Hands painting ship.


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29 August 1921

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37


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30 August 1921

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

7.0am: Slipped from quay and secured to No 9 buoy with tug.

Hands ammunitioning ship from lighter.

In pm: Surgeon Lt A Esmonde RN joined ship from SS Kashgar (passage).


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31 August 1921

Gibraltar and at sea for trials.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

Fires lit in main boilers.

10.05am: Slipped and proceeded to sea for full power trials.

3.0pm: Finished full power trial and returned to harbour.

4.10pm: Secured to No 9 buoy.



LOGS FOR SEPTEMBER 1921

(Gibraltar, Tenerife, Bathurst and Sierra Leone)


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Pages with notes of compass deviations, somewhat muddled.


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1 September 1921

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

Fires out in main boilers.

In am: Swung ship for compass correction.

Proceeded with tug to dockyard wall opposite Dockyard Tower.

In pm: Marines inspected by Lt Scott RMLI of HMS Calypso.


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2 September 1921

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

In am: Ship inspected by Captain Peck, DSO, RN, Gibraltar CSO.


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3 September 1921

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37


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4 September 1921

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

Fires lit in main boilers.

4.0pm: Slipped and proceeded to sea.

6.30pm: C Tarifa Lt abeam (S) 4 miles.

8.0pm: C Spartel Lt bg S71E.


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5 September 1921

At sea.

Lat 34.5, Long -7.9

Course S65W all day.

1.16am: Passed steamer steering North ¾ miles (S).


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6 September 1921

At sea.

Lat 32.4, Long -11.1

Course S65W all day.


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7 September 1921

At sea.

Lat 30.2, Long -14.2

SW’ly courses all day.


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8 September 1921

At sea to Tenerife (Santa Cruz).

Lat 28.47, Long -16.24

2.53am: Sighted C St Rogue Lt S75W.

9.30am: Fired 21 guns salute to Spanish flag. Pilot boarded.

10.15am: Anchored and moored head and stern to buoys in Tenerife harbour.

Discharged pilot and commenced coaling with shore labour.

12.15pm: Completed with coal, received 88 tons.

Received 14 tons of water.


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9 September 1921

Santa Cruz.

Lat 28.47, Long -16.24

In am: Exercised divers at monthly dip.

11.15am: Fired salute for British Consul, 9 guns.


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10 September 1921

Santa Cruz.

Lat 28.47, Long -16.24

Saturday routine: Hands to make and mend in pm.


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11 September 1921

Santa Cruz.

Lat 28.47, Long -16.24

Sunday routine.


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12 September 1921

Santa Cruz.

Lat 28.47, Long -16.24

5.0pm: Weighed anchor. Cable parted close to anchor swivel. Secured to buoys. Divers searching for anchor.

8.30pm: Divers returned to ship.


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13 September 1921

Santa Cruz and at sea towards Bathurst.

Lat 28.47, Long -16.24

6.0am: Restarted diving operation.

6.10pm: Ceased diving. Failed to find anchor.

7.30pm: Slipped and proceeded to sea, course S28W.

9.35pm: Abona Lt S73W.


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14 September 1921

At sea.

Lat 26.2, Long -16.8 (approx)

Courses SSW’ly all day.

5.0pm: Passed steamer steering North 2 Miles (S).


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15 September 1921

At sea.

Lat 23.0, Long -17.5 (approx)

Course S25W all day.


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16 September 1921

At sea.

Lat 19.4, Long -18.1

Courses West of South all day.

8.0pm: Position: 18 12N, 17 51.5W


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17 September 1921

At sea.

Lat 15.8, Long -17.8

Courses Southerly all day.

6.35pm: Sighted C Verde Lt S48E.

11.30pm: Passed tug with two lighters in tow steering S10W.


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18 September 1921

At sea to Bathurst.

Lat 13.5, Long -16.6

6.38am: Sighted Fairway Buoy N32E.

8.55am: Anchored in Bathurst harbour.

1.30pm: Weighed and proceeded alongside Government Pier.


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19 September 1921

Bathurst.

Lat 13.5, Long -16.6


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20 September 1921

Bathurst.

Lat 13.5, Long -16.6

12.30am: Tornado.


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21 September 1921

Bathurst.

Lat 13.5, Long -16.6

Fires out in main boilers.

7.0am: Slipped and proceeded alongside French Wharf.


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22 September 1921

Bathurst.

Lat 13.5, Long -16.6


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23 September 1921

Bathurst.

Lat 13.5, Long -16.6


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24 September 1921

Bathurst and at sea towards Sierra Leone.

Lat 13.5, Long -16.7 (approx)

Fires lit in main boilers.

6.30am: Discharged one Krooman to shore.

7.15am: Slipped and proceeded.

Stopped at each to fix African Knoll Buoy, Middle Buoy and Fairway Buoy. (By this I take them to mean stopping by each and taking precise bearings to fix their positions for their chart, Ed.)

In pm: SW’ly courses.


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25 September 1921

At sea.

Lat 10.6, Long -16.5

3.20am: Tornado passed over.

3.0am to 5.0am: Heavy electrical storm with chain, fork and sheet lightning and thunderbolts.

8.0pm: Position: 9 54.5N, 15 27.5W


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26 September 1921

At sea.

Lat 8.7, Long -13.4 (approx)

3.30pm: Anchored in Sierra Leone Bay.

Discharged one marine to hospital.


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27 September 1921

Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Fires out in main boilers.


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28 September 1921

Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Coaled ship with shore labour, received 140 tons.


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29 September 1921

Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

In pm: Nine Kroomen joined ship.


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30 September 1921

Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

11.55pm: Tornado passed over.



LOGS FOR OCTOBER 1921

(Sierra Leone and at sea towards Lagos)


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1 October 1921

Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2


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2 October 1921

Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2


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3 October 1921

Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2


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4 October 1921

Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2


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5 October 1921

Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2


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6 October 1921

Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2


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7 October 1921

Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2


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8 October 1921

Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2


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9 October 1921

Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2


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10 October 1921

Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

10.0am: Shifted berth. New bearings, Cathedral Tower S2E 475 yds,

King Tom store, S85W. Hands employd as required clearing starboard anchor (foul).


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11 October 1921

Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2


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12 October 1921

Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2


4caf866acadfd34197015cab: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76507/ADM 53-76507-0034_0.jpg)


13 October 1921

Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2


4caf866acadfd34197015cac: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76507/ADM 53-76507-0034_1.jpg)


14 October 1921

Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2


4caf866bcadfd34197015cad: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76507/ADM 53-76507-0035_0.jpg)


15 October 1921

Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2


4caf866bcadfd34197015cae: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76507/ADM 53-76507-0035_1.jpg)


16 October 1921

Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2


4caf866bcadfd34197015caf: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76507/ADM 53-76507-0036_0.jpg)


17 October 1921

Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2


4caf866bcadfd34197015cb0: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76507/ADM 53-76507-0036_1.jpg)


18 October 1921

Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2


4caf866bcadfd34197015cb1: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76507/ADM 53-76507-0037_0.jpg)


19 October 1921

Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

9.0am: Ship inspected by Captain Elder RN, HMS Dublin.


4caf866bcadfd34197015cb2: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76507/ADM 53-76507-0037_1.jpg)


20 October 1921

Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2


4caf866bcadfd34197015cb3: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76507/ADM 53-76507-0038_0.jpg)


21 October 1921

Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

In pm: Read warrants Nos 1 and 2.


4caf866bcadfd34197015cb4: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76507/ADM 53-76507-0038_1.jpg)


22 October 1921

Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

In pm: One stoker joined from hospital.


4caf866bcadfd34197015cb5: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76507/ADM 53-76507-0039_0.jpg)


23 October 1921

Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

6.0am: HMS Dublin sailed for Monrovia.

9.0am: HMS Wallflower sailed for Lagos.


4caf866bcadfd34197015cb6: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76507/ADM 53-76507-0039_1.jpg)


24 October 1921

Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2


4caf866bcadfd34197015cb7: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76507/ADM 53-76507-0040_0.jpg)


25 October 1921

Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2


4caf866bcadfd34197015cb8: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76507/ADM 53-76507-0040_1.jpg)


26 October 1921

Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

In am: Coaled ship with native labour.


4caf866bcadfd34197015cb9: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76507/ADM 53-76507-0041_0.jpg)


27 October 1921

Sierra Leone and at sea towards Lagos.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.3 (approx)

9.15am: Slipped and proceeded out of harbour after clearing fouled port anchor. Southerly courses.

8.0pm: Position: 7 39N, 13 38W.

10.50pm: Strong tornado from NE.


4caf866bcadfd34197015cba: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76507/ADM 53-76507-0041_1.jpg)


28 October 1921

At sea

Lat 6.6, Long -12.0 (approx)

8.0am: Position: 6 50N, 12 20W.

3.06pm: Sighted C Mount N85E.

5.08pm: Stopped starboard engine for 10 mins.

5.16pm: Tornado passed over.

8.0pm: Position: 6 09N, 11 25W.


4caf866bcadfd34197015cbb: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76507/ADM 53-76507-0042_0.jpg)


29 October 1921

At sea.

Lat 5.2, Long -9.9

Course S38E all day

8.0am: Position: 5 28N, 10 17W.

8.0pm: Position: 4 44N, 9 38W.


4caf866bcadfd34197015cbc: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76507/ADM 53-76507-0042_1.jpg)


30 October 1921

At sea.

Lat 4.2, Long -7.2

Courses South of East.

8.0am: Position: 4 09N, 7 44W.

8.0pm: Position: 4 12N, 6 12W.


4caf866bcadfd34197015cbd: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76507/ADM 53-76507-0043_0.jpg)


31 October 1921

At sea.

Lat 4.4, Long -4.7

Course S76E all day*.

8.0am: Position: 4 24N, 5 09W.

8.0pm: Position: 4 26N, 3 39W.

Very interesting to note that although Dwarf’s heading is South of East, she has been slowly creeping North for the last two days, due to the action of Southerly winds and currents.



LOGS FOR NOVEMBER 1921

(Lagos, Calabar and Victoria)


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1 November 1921

At sea.

Lat 4.7, Long -2.1 (approx)

5.10am: Sighted Three Points Light N79E.

5.20am: Axim Lt N19E.

8.0pm: Position: 5 07N, 0 16W.

10.15pm: Tornado passed over.


4caf866bcadfd34197015cbf: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76507/ADM 53-76507-0044_0.jpg)


2 November 1921

At sea.

Lat 5.5, Long 0.5 (approx)

8.0pm: Position: 5 54N, 2 35E.


4caf866bcadfd34197015cc0: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76507/ADM 53-76507-0044_1.jpg)


3 November 1921

At sea to Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4

3.15am: Sighted Lagos Lt N46E.

6.10am: Proceeded with pilot into harbour.

7.15am: Secured stern to buoys off M*** Wharf and anchored.


4caf866bcadfd34197015cc1: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76507/ADM 53-76507-0045_0.jpg)


4 November 1921

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4


4caf866bcadfd34197015cc2: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76507/ADM 53-76507-0045_1.jpg)


5 November 1921

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4

Fires out in main boilers.


4caf866bcadfd34197015cc3: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76507/ADM 53-76507-0046_0.jpg)


6 November 1921

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4


4caf866bcadfd34197015cc4: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76507/ADM 53-76507-0046_1.jpg)


7 November 1921

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4

In am: Landed party for route march.

Coaling ship by shore labour, 118 tons received.


4caf866bcadfd34197015cc5: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76507/ADM 53-76507-0047_0.jpg)


8 November 1921

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4


4caf866bcadfd34197015cc6: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76507/ADM 53-76507-0047_1.jpg)


9 November 1921

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4

Diving party away for monthly dip.


4caf866bcadfd34197015cc7: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76507/ADM 53-76507-0048_0.jpg)


10 November 1921

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4


4caf866bcadfd34197015cc8: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76507/ADM 53-76507-0048_1.jpg)


11 November 1921

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4

In am: Fired two gun salute, fired one gun salute, then two minutes silence from 11.0am to 11.02am in accordance with the wishes of HM the King and C-in-C telegram.


4caf866bcadfd34197015cc9: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76507/ADM 53-76507-0049_0.jpg)


12 November 1921

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4


4caf866bcadfd34197015cca: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76507/ADM 53-76507-0049_1.jpg)


13 November 1921

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4


4caf866bcadfd34197015ccb: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76507/ADM 53-76507-0050_0.jpg)


14 November 1921

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4

Lit fires in main boilers.


4caf866bcadfd34197015ccc: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76507/ADM 53-76507-0050_1.jpg)


15 November 1921

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4


4caf866bcadfd34197015ccd: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76507/ADM 53-76507-0051_0.jpg)


16 November 1921

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4


4caf866bcadfd34197015ccf: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76507/ADM 53-76507-0052_0.jpg)


17 November 1921

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4


4caf866bcadfd34197015cd0: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76507/ADM 53-76507-0052_1.jpg)


18 November 1921

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4

Received 16 tons of coal.


4caf866bcadfd34197015cd1: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76507/ADM 53-76507-0053_0.jpg)


19 November 1921

Lagos and at sea towards Calabar.

Lat 6.3, Long 3.6 (approx)

7.45am: Took on board pilot.

8.0am: Heavy tornado.

8.10am: Slipped buoy, weighed and proceeded.

9.35am. Dropped pilot, course S32E.


4caf866bcadfd34197015cd2: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76507/ADM 53-76507-0053_1.jpg)


20 November 1921

At sea.

Lat 4.3, Long 5.6 (approx)

11.45am: A/c to avoid merchant SS St Pierre (F).

2.46pm: Formosa Pt Lt bg N44E.

6.0pm: Small tornado passed over.

8.55pm: A/c to avoid merchant ship stopped.


4caf866bcadfd34197015cd3: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76507/ADM 53-76507-0054_0.jpg)


21 November 1921

At sea to Calabar.

Lat 4.95, Long 8.3

7.15am: A/c to avoid Fairway buoy.

Proceeded into Calabar River.

12.50pm: Anchored off Calabar.


4caf866bcadfd34197015cd4: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76507/ADM 53-76507-0054_1.jpg)


22 November 1921

Calabar.

Lat 4.95, Long 8.3

Fires out in main boilers.


4caf866bcadfd34197015cd5: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76507/ADM 53-76507-0055_0.jpg)


23 November 1921

Calabar.

Lat 4.95, Long 8.3


4caf866bcadfd34197015cd6: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76507/ADM 53-76507-0055_1.jpg)


24 November 1921

Calabar.

Lat 4.95, Long 8.3


4caf866bcadfd34197015cd7: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76507/ADM 53-76507-0056_0.jpg)


25 November 1921

Calabar.

Lat 4.95, Long 8.3


4caf866bcadfd34197015cd8: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76507/ADM 53-76507-0056_1.jpg)


26 November 1921

Calabar.

Lat 4.95, Long 8.3

Fires lit in main boilers.


4caf866bcadfd34197015cd9: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76507/ADM 53-76507-0057_0.jpg)


27 November 1921

Calabar to Victoria.

Lat 4.5, Long 8.4 (approx)

5.35am: Weighed and proceeded down river, 180 revs.

10.19am: Passed Fairway buoy, a/c S44E.

12.15pm: Sighted Fernando Po S27E.

3.05pm: Debunja Pt LH abeam (P).

5.32pm: Anchored off Victoria (now Limbé, Cameroon).


4caf866bcadfd34197015cda: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76507/ADM 53-76507-0057_1.jpg)


28 November 1921

Victoria.

Lat 4.0, Long 9.2

9.0am: Shifted billet 2 cables seaward.


4caf866bcadfd34197015cdb: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76507/ADM 53-76507-0058_0.jpg)


29 November 1921

Victoria.

Lat 4.0, Long 9.2

Paid monthly payment.


4caf866bcadfd34197015cdc: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76507/ADM 53-76507-0058_1.jpg)


30 November 1921

Victoria.

Lat 4.0, Long 9.2

7.0am: Ship’s company left for Buea except for kroomen and C & M (care and maintenance) party. (Buea is in the foothills, so this appears to be a jolly for some rest and recreation)



LOGS FOR DECEMBER 1921

(Victoria, Santa Isabel and Lagos)


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1 December 1921

Victoria.

Lat 4.0, Long 9.2

8.0am: Dressed ship overall for Queen Alexandra's birthday.

12 noon: Fired 21 gun salute.

7.0pm: Undressed ship.


4caf866bcadfd34197015cde: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76507/ADM 53-76507-0059_1.jpg)


2 December 1921

Victoria.

Lat 4.0, Long 9.2


4caf866bcadfd34197015cdf: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76507/ADM 53-76507-0060_0.jpg)


3 December 1921

Victoria.

Lat 4.0, Long 9.2


4caf866bcadfd34197015ce0: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76507/ADM 53-76507-0060_1.jpg)


4 December 1921

Victoria.

Lat 4.0, Long 9.2

Sunday routine.


4caf866bcadfd34197015ce1: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76507/ADM 53-76507-0061_0.jpg)


5 December 1921

Victoria.

Lat 4.0, Long 9.2


4caf866bcadfd34197015ce2: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76507/ADM 53-76507-0061_1.jpg)


6 December 1921

Victoria.

Lat 4.0, Long 9.2


4caf866bcadfd34197015ce3: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76507/ADM 53-76507-0062_0.jpg)


7 December 1921

Victoria.

Lat 4.0, Long 9.2

In pm: Buea party returned onboard.


4caf866bcadfd34197015ce4: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76507/ADM 53-76507-0062_1.jpg)


8 December 1921

Victoria.

Lat 4.0, Long 9.2


4caf866bcadfd34197015ce5: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76507/ADM 53-76507-0063_0.jpg)


9 December 1921

Victoria.

Lat 4.0, Long 9.2


4caf866bcadfd34197015ce6: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76507/ADM 53-76507-0063_1.jpg)


10 December 1921

Victoria.

Lat 4.0, Long 9.2


4caf866bcadfd34197015ce7: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76507/ADM 53-76507-0064_0.jpg)


11 December 1921

Victoria.

Lat 4.0, Long 9.2

Sunday routine.


4caf866bcadfd34197015ce8: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76507/ADM 53-76507-0064_1.jpg)


12 December 1921

Victoria.

Lat 4.0, Long 9.2

Lit fires in main boilers.


4caf866bcadfd34197015ce9: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76507/ADM 53-76507-0065_0.jpg)


13 December 1921

Victoria to Santa Isabel, Fernado Po (now Malabo, Bioko).

Lat 3.77, Long 8.8

5.30am: Weighed and proceeded.

9.15am: Fired 21 gun salute.

9.30am: Anchored, Santa Isabel harbour.

10.55am: Shifted billet ½ cable South.


4caf866bcadfd34197015cea: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76507/ADM 53-76507-0065_1.jpg)


14 December 1921

Santa Isabel.

Lat 3.77, Long 8.8

8.55am: Spanish Governor (Sr Angel Barrera y Luyando) came on board.

10.15am: Spanish Governor left ship. Fired 11 gun salute.


4caf866bcadfd34197015ceb: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76507/ADM 53-76507-0066_0.jpg)


15 December 1921

Santa Isabel.

Lat 3.77, Long 8.8


4caf866bcadfd34197015cec: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76507/ADM 53-76507-0066_1.jpg)


16 December 1921

Santa Isabel and at sea towards Lagos.

Lat 4.0, Long 7.6 (approx)

6.45am: Weighed and proceeded, courses North of West.


4caf866bcadfd34197015ced: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76507/ADM 53-76507-0067_0.jpg)


17 December 1921

At sea.

Lat 4.9, Long 5.0 (approx)

Courses NW’ly.


4caf866bcadfd34197015cee: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76507/ADM 53-76507-0067_1.jpg)


18 December 1921

At sea to Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4

11.20am: Secured stern to buoy and anchored in Lagos harbour.


4caf866bcadfd34197015cef: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76507/ADM 53-76507-0068_0.jpg)


19 December 1921

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4

In pm: One Chief Writer and one Ldg Victualling Steward joined ship from Chatham Barracks.


4caf866bcadfd34197015cf0: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76507/ADM 53-76507-0068_1.jpg)


20 December 1921

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4

In pm: HMS Crozier arrived.


4caf866bcadfd34197015cf1: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76507/ADM 53-76507-0069_0.jpg)


21 December 1921

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4

Coaling by shore labour.


4caf866bcadfd34197015cf2: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76507/ADM 53-76507-0069_1.jpg)


22 December 1921

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4

Completed with coal, 128 tons received.


4caf866bcadfd34197015cf3: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76507/ADM 53-76507-0070_0.jpg)


23 December 1921

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4


4caf866bcadfd34197015cf4: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76507/ADM 53-76507-0070_1.jpg)


24 December 1921

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4

In pm: HMS Crozier sailed.


4caf866bcadfd34197015cf5: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76507/ADM 53-76507-0071_0.jpg)


25 December 1921

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4

Sunday routine.


4caf866bcadfd34197015cf6: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76507/ADM 53-76507-0071_1.jpg)


26 December 1921

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4


4caf866bcadfd34197015cf7: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76507/ADM 53-76507-0072_0.jpg)


27 December 1921

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4


4caf866bcadfd34197015cf8: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76507/ADM 53-76507-0072_1.jpg)


28 December 1921

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4


4caf866bcadfd34197015cf9: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76507/ADM 53-76507-0073_0.jpg)


29 December 1921

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4


4caf866bcadfd34197015cfa: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76507/ADM 53-76507-0073_1.jpg)


30 December 1921

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4


4caf866bcadfd34197015cfb: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76507/ADM 53-76507-0074_0.jpg)


31 December 1921

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4



THE VOYAGES OF HMS DWARF 1922

JP map Dwarf 1922

LOGS FOR JANUARY 1922

(Lagos and at sea toward St Paul de Loanda)


4caf866bcadfd34197015cfc: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76507/ADM 53-76507-0074_1.jpg)


1 January 1922

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4

Sunday routine.


4caf866bcadfd34197015cfd: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76507/ADM 53-76507-0075_0.jpg)


2 January 1922

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4


4caf866bcadfd34197015cfe: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76507/ADM 53-76507-0075_1.jpg)


3 January 1922

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4


4caf866bcadfd34197015cff: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76507/ADM 53-76507-0076_0.jpg)


4 January 1922

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4


4caf866bcadfd34197015d00: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76507/ADM 53-76507-0076_1.jpg)


5 January 1922

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4

Fires out in main boilers.

Discharged two ratings to hospital.


4caf866bcadfd34197015d01: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76507/ADM 53-76507-0077_0.jpg)


6 January 1922

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4

Two ratings rejoined from hospital.


4caf866bcadfd34197015d02: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76507/ADM 53-76507-0077_1.jpg)


7 January 1922

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4


4caf866bcadfd34197015d03: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76507/ADM 53-76507-0078_0.jpg)


8 January 1922

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4

Fires lit in main boilers.

Sunday routine.


4caf866bcadfd34197015d04: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76507/ADM 53-76507-0078_1.jpg)


9 January 1922

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4

7.0pm: Discharged Lt Friend (?) to hospital.


4caf866bcadfd34197015d05: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76507/ADM 53-76507-0079_0.jpg)


10 January 1922

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4


4caf866bcadfd34197015d06: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76507/ADM 53-76507-0079_1.jpg)


11 January 1922

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4


4caf866bcadfd34197015d07: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76507/ADM 53-76507-0080_0.jpg)


12 January 1922

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4


4caf866bcadfd34197015d08: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76507/ADM 53-76507-0080_1.jpg)


13 January 1922

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4


4caf866bcadfd34197015d09: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76507/ADM 53-76507-0081_0.jpg)


14 January 1922

Lagos

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4


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15 January 1922

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4

Sunday routine.


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16 January 1922

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4


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17 January 1922

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4


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18 January 1922

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4


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19 January 1922

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4


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20 January 1922

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4


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21 January 1922

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4


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22 January 1922

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4

Sunday routine.


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23 January 1922

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4

In am: Held Court of Inquiry on loss of government stores.


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24 January 1922

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4

Fires out in main boilers.


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25 January 1922

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4

In am: Discharged Lt Fr***d to Gov. Hospital.


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26 January 1922

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4

Fires lit in main boilers.

In am: Completed with coal with shore labour.


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27 January 1922

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4

In pm: 1st Lt returned from hospital.


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28 January 1922

Lagos and at sea towards St Paul de Loanda.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4

3.15pm: Weighed and proceeded with pilot onboard.

4.10pm: Dropped pilot, course S21E.


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29 January 1922

At sea.

Lat 4.1, Long 4.7 (approx)

Course S21E all day.


4caf866bcadfd34197015d19: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76507/ADM 53-76507-0089_0.jpg)


30 January 1922

At sea.

Lat 1.6, Long 6.2 (approx)

Courses East of South all day.


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31 January 1922

At sea.

Lat -0.5, Long 8.0 (approx)

Courses East of South all day.

3.10am: Sighted I des Cabras Lt S8W.



LOGS FOR FEBRUARY 1922

(St Paul de Loanda, Walvis Bay, Lüderitz Bay and Simon’s Town)


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1 February 1922

At sea.

Lat -2.6, Long 9.1 (approx)

Course S23E all day.


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2 February 1922

At sea.

Lat -5.0, Long 10.4 (approx)

Courses SSE’ly all day.


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3 February 1922

At sea.

Lat -7.3, Long 12.2 (approx)

Course S21E all day.


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4 February 1922

At sea to St Paul de Loanda (now Luanda).

Lat -8.83, Long 13.2

8.10am: Saluted Portuguese flag, 21 guns.

8.20am: Anchored, St Paul de Loanda.

In pm: Hands completed ship with coal.

3.30pm: Saluted Portuguese Governor, 19 guns.

Portuguese sloop sailed for Boma.


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5 February 1922

St Paul de Loanda.

Lat -8.83, Long 13.2


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6 February 1922

St Paul de Loanda and at sea towards Walvis Bay.

Lat -8.83, Long 13.2

6.30pm: Weighed and proceeded courses SW’ly.


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7 February 1922

At sea.

Lat -10.8, Long 12.6 (approx)

Course S30W all day.


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8 February 1922

At sea.

Lat -13.0, Long 12.2 (approx)

Course S30W all day.


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9 February 1922

At sea.

Lat -15.6, Long 11.6 (approx)

Courses SSW’ly all day.

4caf866ccadfd34197015d24: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76507/ADM 53-76507-0094_1.jpg)


10 February 1922

At sea.

Lat -18.2, Long 11.7 (approx)

Courses Southerly all day.


4caf866ccadfd34197015d25: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76507/ADM 53-76507-0095_0.jpg)


11 February 1922

At sea.

Lat -20.6, Long 13.1 (approx)

Courses SSE’ly all day.


4caf866ccadfd34197015d26: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76507/ADM 53-76507-0095_1.jpg)


12 February 1922

At sea to Walvis Bay.

Lat -22.8, Long 14.4 (approx)

1.20pm: Anchored 2 cables east of HMS Thistle in Walvis Bay.


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13 February 1922

Walvis Bay.

Lat -22.9, Long 14.5

Coaled ship with ship’s company labour.


4caf866ccadfd34197015d28: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76507/ADM 53-76507-0096_1.jpg)


14 February 1922

Walvis Bay.

Lat -22.9, Long 14.5


4caf866ccadfd34197015d29: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76507/ADM 53-76507-0097_0.jpg)


15 February 1922

Walvis Bay.

Lat -22.9, Long 14.5


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16 February 1922

Walvis Bay.

Lat -22.9, Long 14.5


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17 February 1922

Walvis Bay.

Lat -22.9, Long 14.5

Regatta held between Dwarf and HMS Thistle.

Thistle’s log records that on this day she took over the duties of SNO West Africa from Dwarf.


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18 February 1922

Walvis Bay.

Lat -22.9, Long 14.5

In am: HMS Thistle sailed for St Paul de Loanda.

9.0am: Cleared lower deck, read Articles of War. Read warrant No 3.


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19 February 1922

Walvis Bay.

Lat -22.9, Long 14.5

8.50pm: Tug Garth brought off libertymen and reported loss of Private Reginald Rowbotham, RMLI, drowned by accidently falling overboard whilst returning from leave.


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20 February 1922

Walvis Bay.

Lat -22.9, Long 14.5

In am: Hands coaled ship.

In pm: Held Court of Inquiry into death of Private R Rowbotham, 17804 (Ch), RMLI.


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21 February 1922

Walvis Bay and at sea towards Lüderitz Bay.

Lat -23.6, Long 14.3 (approx)

6.30am: Weighed and proceeded.

7.20am: Pelican Lt abeam.

8.0am: Walvis No 1 buoy abeam.

Courses SSW’ly.


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22 February 1922

At sea to Lüderitz Bay.

Lat -25.8, Long 14.7 (approx)

10.45pm: Anchored in Lüderitz Bay.


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23 February 1922

Lüderitz Bay (now in Namibia).

Lat -26.64, Long 15.14


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24 February 1922

Lüderitz Bay and at sea towards Simon's Town.

Lat -27.7, Long 15.3 (approx)

6.30am: Weighed and proceeded, Southerly courses.


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25 February 1922

At sea.

Lat -29.8, Long 16.1 (approx)

Southerly courses all day.


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26 February 1922

At sea.

Lat -32.0, Long 17.1 (approx)

Southerly courses all day.


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27 February 1922

At sea to Simon’s Town.

Lat -33.8, Long 18.0 (approx)

3.0am: Passed SS Briton steering SE.

2.50pm: Cape Pt Lt N35W 3 miles.

4.50pm: Anchored and secured alongside SE Mole.

6.30pm: Discharged one prisoner to HMS Lowestoft (probably from warrant No 3, 18th March, presumably a sentence requiring cell punishment).

Ships in harbour, HMS’ Lowestoft (Flag), Dublin, Wallflower, Crozier (SAN).


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28 February 1922

Simon's Town.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

HMS Dwarf now remains in Simon’s Town refitting until 26th April.



LOGS FOR MARCH 1922

(Simon’s Town for refit)


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1 March 1922

Simon's Town.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

Fires out in main boilers.

Hands employed cleaning ship and refitting.


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2 March 1922

Simon's Town.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

Hands employed cleaning ship and refitting.

In pm: Hands to make and mend.


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3 March 1922

Simon's Town.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

Discharged one rating to hospital.


4caf866ccadfd34197015d3a: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76507/ADM 53-76507-0105_1.jpg)


4 March 1922

Simon's Town.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44


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5 March 1922

Simon's Town.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

Sunday routine.


4caf866ccadfd34197015d3c: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76507/ADM 53-76507-0106_1.jpg)


6 March 1922

Simon's Town.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

11.0am: C-in-C Vice Admiral Sir William Goodenough visited the ship.


4caf866ccadfd34197015d3d: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76507/ADM 53-76507-0107_0.jpg)


7 March 1922

Simon's Town.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44


4caf866ccadfd34197015d3e: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76507/ADM 53-76507-0107_1.jpg)


8 March 1922

Simon's Town.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44


4caf866ccadfd34197015d3f: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76507/ADM 53-76507-0108_0.jpg)


9 March 1922

Simon's Town.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

In am: Hands painting ship.

In pm: Hands to make and mend.


4caf866ccadfd34197015d40: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76507/ADM 53-76507-0108_1.jpg)


10 March 1922

Simon's Town.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

In am: Hands painting ship.

4.0pm: Leave to starboard watch until 8.0am 15th March.


4caf866ccadfd34197015d41: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76507/ADM 53-76507-0109_0.jpg)


11 March 1922

Simon's Town.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44


4caf866ccadfd34197015d42: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76507/ADM 53-76507-0109_1.jpg)


12 March 1922

Simon's Town.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

Sunday routine


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13 March 1922

Simon's Town.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

Refitting.


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14 March 1922

Simon's Town.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44


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15 March 1922

Simon's Town.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

In am: Discharged one SPO (probably Stoker PO) to hospital.


4caf866ccadfd34197015d46: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76507/ADM 53-76507-0111_1.jpg)


16 March 1922

Simon's Town.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

In pm: General leave to port watch from 4.0pm till 8.0am Tuesday 21st March.


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17 March 1922

Simon's Town.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

In am: Discharged two marines and one stoker to Chatham barracks per SS Briton.

Court Martial assembled for trial of Vict. CPO Hutley ON 340720 (possibly related to the the Court of Inquiry of 22nd January in Lagos).

2.30pm: Court Martial finished.


4caf866ccadfd34197015d48: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76507/ADM 53-76507-0112_1.jpg)


18 March 1922

Simon's Town.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

In am: HMS Wallflower left basin.


4caf866ccadfd34197015d49: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76507/ADM 53-76507-0113_0.jpg)


19 March 1922

Simon's Town.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

In am: HMS Wallflower proceeded to Port Elizabeth.


4caf866ccadfd34197015d4a: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76507/ADM 53-76507-0113_1.jpg)


20 March 1922

Simon's Town.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

7.0am: HMS’ Dublin and Lowestoft left for Port Elizabeth.

10.0am: Discharged one Marine by mail boat for RNB Chatham.


4caf866ccadfd34197015d4b: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76507/ADM 53-76507-0114_0.jpg)


21 March 1922

Simon's Town.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44


4caf866ccadfd34197015d4c: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76507/ADM 53-76507-0114_1.jpg)


22 March 1922

Simon's Town.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44


4caf866ccadfd34197015d4d: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76507/ADM 53-76507-0115_0.jpg)


23 March 1922

Simon's Town.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44


4caf866ccadfd34197015d4e: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76507/ADM 53-76507-0115_1.jpg)


24 March 1922

Simon's Town.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44


4caf866ccadfd34197015d4f: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76507/ADM 53-76507-0116_0.jpg)


25 March 1922

Simon's Town.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

Weekend leave to starboard watch, until 8.0am Monday.


4caf866ccadfd34197015d50: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76507/ADM 53-76507-0116_1.jpg)


26 March 1922

Simon's Town.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44


4caf866ccadfd34197015d51: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76507/ADM 53-76507-0117_0.jpg)


27 March 1922

Simon's Town.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

8.0am: HMS’ Lowestoft and Dublin entered basin.

Discharged one stoker to hospital.


4caf866ccadfd34197015d52: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76507/ADM 53-76507-0117_1.jpg)


28 March 1922

Simon's Town.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44


4caf866ccadfd34197015d53: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76507/ADM 53-76507-0118_0.jpg)


29 March 1922

Simon's Town.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

In am: Sent ammunition stores and equipment to sanatorium.

In pm: Sent range party to sanatorium.


4caf866ccadfd34197015d54: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76507/ADM 53-76507-0118_1.jpg)


30 March 1922

Simon's Town.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

10.0am: Hands addressed by C-in-C on parade ground (negative Kroomen).


4caf866ccadfd34197015d55: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76507/ADM 53-76507-0119_0.jpg)


31 March 1922

Simon's Town.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44



LOGS FOR APRIL 1922

(Simon’s Town refitting and Lüderitz Bay)


4caf866ccadfd34197015d56: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76507/ADM 53-76507-0119_1.jpg)


1 April 1922

Simon's Town.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

Paid quarterly settlement

In pm: Hands to make and mend.

Leave to starboard watch until 8.0am Monday.


4caf866ccadfd34197015d57: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76507/ADM 53-76507-0120_0.jpg)


2 April 1922

Simon's Town.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

Sunday routine.


4caf866ccadfd34197015d58: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76507/ADM 53-76507-0120_1.jpg)


3 April 1922

Simon's Town.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44


4caf866ccadfd34197015d59: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76507/ADM 53-76507-0121_0.jpg)


4 April 1922

Simon's Town.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

Hands restowing provision holds.


4caf866ccadfd34197015d5a: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76507/ADM 53-76507-0121_1.jpg)


5 April 1922

Simon's Town.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44


4caf866ccadfd34197015d5b: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76507/ADM 53-76507-0122_0.jpg)


6 April 1922

Simon's Town.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

In am: Range party left ship.

In pm: Range party returned.


4caf866ccadfd34197015d5c: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76507/ADM 53-76507-0122_1.jpg)


7 April 1922

Simon's Town

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

In pm: One stoker returned from hospital.


4caf866ccadfd34197015d5d: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76507/ADM 53-76507-0123_0.jpg)


8 April 1922

Simon's Town.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

Leave to starboard watch until 7.0am Monday.


4caf866ccadfd34197015d5e: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76507/ADM 53-76507-0123_1.jpg)


9 April 1922

Simon's Town.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

Discharged one Krooman to hospital.


4caf866ccadfd34197015d5f: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76507/ADM 53-76507-0124_0.jpg)


10 April 1922

Simon's Town.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

4.0pm: Read warrant No 4. Discharged one Stoker to detention quarters.


4caf866ccadfd34197015d60: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76507/ADM 53-76507-0124_1.jpg)


11 April 1922

Simon's Town.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44


4caf866ccadfd34197015d61: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76507/ADM 53-76507-0125_0.jpg)


12 April 1922

Simon's Town.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44


4caf866ccadfd34197015d62: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76507/ADM 53-76507-0125_1.jpg)


13 April 1922

Simon's Town.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

In pm: One Stoker and one Cook discharged to hospital.

Paid fortnightly payment


4caf866ccadfd34197015d63: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76507/ADM 53-76507-0126_0.jpg)


14 April 1922

Simon's Town.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

Sunday routine.


4caf866ccadfd34197015d64: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76507/ADM 53-76507-0126_1.jpg)


15 April 1922

Simon's Town.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

Weekend leave to port watch.


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16 April 1922

Simon's Town.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

Sunday routine (Divisions, rounds, church parties landed, pipe down at noon).


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17 April 1922

Simon's Town.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

Hands at general drill and general quarters.


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18 April 1922

Simon's Town.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

8.50am: HMS Lowestoft arrived in basin.

10.0am: Hands at divisions and drill. Ship inspected by Captain N O’Neill, Chief of Staff.


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19 April 1922

Simon's Town.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

In pm: Hands ammunition ship.


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20 April 1922

Simon's Town.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

In am: RM detachment at drill.

Hands storing ship.


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21 April 1922

Simon's Town.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

In am: Coaling ship, received 120 tons.

In pm: Six privates joined ship from Chatham barracks.


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22 April 1922

Simon's Town.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

In am: HMS Dublin proceeded to Elephant Bay.

HMS Lowestoft shifted to west wall.


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23 April 1922

Simon's Town.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

Diving party away on hull fittings.


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24 April 1922

Simon's Town.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

Hands provisioning ship.


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25 April 1922

Simon's Town.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

9.30am: RMLI detachment inspected by Captain Miles RMLI, FRMO.

In pm: One cook returned from hospital.

One krooman joined from HMS Wallflower for passage to Sierra Leone.


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26 April 1922

Simon’s Town and at sea towards Lüderitz bay.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

Fires lit in main boilers.

2.0pm: Slipped and proceeded.

Swung ship for compass correction.

3.10 pm: Proceeded.

6.35pm: Cape Pt Lt S52E.


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Pages with notes on compass corrections.


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27 April 1922

At sea.

Lat -32.2, Long 17.2 (approx)

Course East of North.

1.55am: Dassen (island) Lt abeam 14 miles.

3.54am: Same bg S43E.


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28 April 1922

At sea.

Lat -29.5, Long 15.9 (approx)

Northerly courses.


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29 April 1922

At sea to Lüderitz Bay.

Lat -26.64, Long 15.14

1.15pm: Anchored in Robert harbour, Lüderitz Bay.


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30 April 1922

Lüderitz Bay.

Lat -26.64, Long 15.14

Sunday routine.



LOGS FOR MAY 1922

(Lüderitz Bay, Walvis Bay, Lobito and St Paul de Loanda)


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1 May 1922

Lüderitz Bay.

Lat -26.64, Long 15.14

In am: Hands employed as required. Paid monthly payment.

In pm: Leave to watch and part to attend a concert and dance till midnight.


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2 May 1922

Lüderitz Bay.

Lat -26.64, Long 15.14

In pm: Leave to watch and part till midnight for concert.


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3 May 1922

Lüderitz Bay and at sea towards Walvis Bay.

Lat -26.0, Long 14.7 (approx)

In early am: Strong, dry squally wind from desert. Marked difference in temperature (+19ºF in four hours).

7.0am: Weighed and proceeded, Northerly courses.


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4 May 1922

At sea to Walvis Bay.

Lat -23.1, Long 14.3 (approx)

In am: Carried out 1" aiming rifle practice. Exercised 4" guns crews and control parties

12.50pm: Sighted Walvis No 2 buoy.

2.10pm: Anchored in Walvis Bay harbour.

HMS Dublin in harbour.


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5 May 1922

Walvis Bay.

Lat -22.9, Long 14.5


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6 May 1922

Walvis Bay.

Lat -22.9, Long 14.5

8.0am: Dressed ship overall for Accession Day.

12 noon: Fired 21 gun salute.


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7 May 1922

Walvis Bay.

Lat -22.9, Long 14.5

In am: Hands rigging target.


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8 May 1922

Walvis Bay.

Lat -22.9, Long 14.5

8.0am: Party rigged target on spit.

11.0am: Weighed and proceeded as required for carrying out firing and gunlayers’ test.

Lost overboard by accident during firing, 24 4" brass cylinders, 20 2pdr brass cylinders and one rubber lifebuoy. (Hard to visualise quite what went wrong here!)

12.20pm: Anchored.


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9 May 1922

Walvis Bay.

Lat -22.9, Long 14.5

4.0am: HMS Dublin left for Saldanha (a bay in Western Cape, South Africa).


4caf866ccadfd34197015d83: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76507/ADM 53-76507-0142_0.jpg)


10 May 1922

Walvis Bay.

Lat -22.9, Long 14.5

In am: Coaled ship. Took in 128 tons.

(This brings her total coal to 173.5 tons, so about 25-30 tons in bags on deck)


4caf866ccadfd34197015d84: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76507/ADM 53-76507-0142_1.jpg)


11 May 1922

Walvis Bay.

Lat -22.9, Long 14.5


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12 May 1922

Walvis Bay and at sea towards Lobito.

Lat -22.9, Long 14.5

1.05pm: German SS Sultan* (Woermann Line) anchored.

3.30pm: Received one case of marine clothing from the above.

3.40pm: Weighed and proceeded, course N9W.

* (Sultan. 1902, 5,528 tons, the second Woermann Line ship of this name, she was formerly Louisiana, then Erna Woermann, then Huntscastle after being captured during the war. Scrapped in 1933.)


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13 May 1922

At sea.

Lat -20.1, Long 12.8 (approx)

Course N9W all day.


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14 May 1922

At sea.

Lat -17.2, Long 11.4 (approx)

Northerly courses all day.


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15 May 1922

At sea.

Lat -14.0, Long 12.0 (approx)

NE’ly courses all day.


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16 May 1922

At sea to Lobito.

Lat -12.34, Long 13.56

10.30am: Anchored in the harbour, Lobito.

12.15pm: Fired 9 gun salute for Vice-Consul.


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17 May 1922

Lobito.

Lat -12.34, Long 13.56

7.0am: Hands bathing ashore on spit opposite ship.


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18 May 1922

Lobito.

Lat -12.34, Long 13.56


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19 May 1922

Lobito.

Lat -12.34, Long 13.56

9.0am: SS Asareus (?) (German Woermann) arrived. ( I can’t trace this one in fleet lists, Ed.)


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20 May 1922

Lobito.

Lat -12.34, Long 13.56


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21 May 1922

Lobito.

Lat -12.34, Long 13.56

Sunday routine.


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22 May 1922

Lobito.

Lat -12.34, Long 13.56


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23 May 1922

Lobito.

Lat -12.34, Long 13.56

1.0pm: H E the Portuguese Governor (Benguela*) came on board.

3.50pm: Fired 17 gun salute for above Governor.

*Benguela is a large town about 30 kms from Lobito and also the name of the province, so perhaps this is the provincial governor, not the colonial governor-general).


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24 May 1922

Lobito.

Lat -12.34, Long 13.56

In pm: Weighed and proceeded alongside SS Garda (?) (Portuguese) alongside jetty to water.


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25 May 1922

Lobito and at sea towards St Paul de Loanda.

Lat -12.34, Long 13.56

1.25pm: Received two bags of Portuguese mail for St Paul de Loanda.

1.45pm: Slipped from SS Garda and proceeded, course N5E.


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26 May 1922

At sea to St Paul de Loanda.

Lat -10.0, Long 12.8 (approx)

8.0am: Dressed ship masthead flags for Queen Mary’s birthday (the log is in error here, as it says Queen Alexandra, the King’s mother, whose birthday is December 1st.)

6.40pm: Anchored, St Paul de Loanda.


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27 May 1922

St Paul de Loanda.

Lat -8.83, Long 13.2

In am: Fired 21 gun salute to Portuguese Flag.

Saluted Consul General, 11 guns.


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28 May 1922

St Paul de Loanda.

Lat -8.83, Long 13.2

Sunday routine.


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29 May 1922

St Paul de Loanda.

Lat -8.83, Long 13.2

Completed with coal, native labour.


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30 May 1922

St Paul de Loanda and at sea towards Port Gentil.

Lat -8.83, Long 13.2

6.0pm: Weighed and proceeded to sea.

6.45pm: Spit LV abeam (P) 2 cables, course N17W.


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31 May 1922

At sea.

Lat -6.2, Long 11.2 (approx)

Course N17W all day.



LOGS FOR JUNE 1922

(Port Gentil, Sangatanga and Lagos)


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1 June 1922

At sea.

Lat -3.5, Long 9.4 (approx)

Courses West of North all day.


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2 June 1922

At sea to Port Gentil (French Equatorial Africa, now Gabon)

Lat -0.5, Long 8.5

11.40am: Sighted C Lopez S60E.

3.0pm: Anchored in Port Gentil harbour.

Ships in harbour SS Prosper and SS Ambroise.


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3 June 1922

Port Gentil.

Lat -0.7, Long 8.8

8.0am: Dressed ship overall for King's birthday.

10.0am: Fired 15 gun salute for French Governor who came on board.

12 noon: Fired 21 gun salute.


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4 June 1922

Port Gentil.

Lat -0.7, Long 8.8

Sunday routine.


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5 June 1922

Port Gentil to Sanga Tanga.

Lat 0.47, Long 9.2 (approx)

7.15am: Weighed and proceeded.

1.0pm: Anchored in approx. 0 28S, 9 12E.


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6 June 1922

Sanga Tanga and at sea towards Lagos.

Lat 1.4, Long 8.3 (approx)

7.15am: Weighed and proceeded course N24W.


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7 June 1922

At sea.

Lat 2.9, Long 6.7 (approx)

Courses N24W and N27W.


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8 June 1922

At sea.

Lat 4.6, Long 5.0 (approx)

Course N27W until sighted land at 10.30pm, then Westerly.


4caf866dcadfd34197015da1: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76507/ADM 53-76507-0157_0.jpg)


9 June 1922

At sea to Lagos.

Lat 6.3, Long 3.5 (approx)

12.20am: Sighted Lagos Lt N69W.

2.15am: Anchored in 9 fms.

6.30am: Pilot came on board.

6.45am: Weighed and proceeded up harbour.

7.30am: Anchored opposite E.D. Director House.

HMS Thistle in harbour.


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10 June 1922

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4

In am: Sent one case of marine clothing to HMS Thistle.


4caf866dcadfd34197015da3: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76507/ADM 53-76507-0158_0.jpg)


11 June 1922

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4

Sunday routine.


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12 June 1922

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4

Fires out in main boilers.

1.0pm: Dwarf dragged her anchor to opposite W/T Station. Veered to three shackles.

4.0pm: HMS Thistle sailed (for San Thomé, vide log of Thistle).


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13 June 1922

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4

8.0am: Shifted billet, towed by tug. Moored and anchored off Marine Wharf, stern to buoy.


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14 June 1922

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4

In am: Diving party away on monthly dip.


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15 June 1922

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4


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16 June 1922

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4


4caf866dcadfd34197015da9: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76507/ADM 53-76507-0161_0.jpg)


17 June 1922

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4


4caf866dcadfd34197015daa: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76507/ADM 53-76507-0161_1.jpg)


18 June 1922

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4

Sunday routine.


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19 June 1922

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4

Fires lit in main boilers.


4caf866dcadfd34197015dac: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76507/ADM 53-76507-0162_1.jpg)


20 June 1922

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4


4caf866dcadfd34197015dad: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76507/ADM 53-76507-0163_0.jpg)


21 June 1922

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4


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22 June 1922

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4

8.0am: Dressed ship overall for Coronation day.

12 noon: Fired 21 gun salute.


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23 June 1922

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4


4caf866dcadfd34197015db0: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76507/ADM 53-76507-0164_1.jpg)


24 June 1922

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4

In am: Discharged one Stoker to SS Abinsi for Portsmouth Barracks.


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25 June 1922

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4

Sunday routine.


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26 June 1922

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4

11.30am: Half masted colours for the late First Sea Lord Sir A Wilson by Admiralty Orders.

1.30pm: Hoisted colours.


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27 June 1922

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4


4caf866dcadfd34197015db4: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76507/ADM 53-76507-0166_1.jpg)


28 June 1922

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4


4caf866dcadfd34197015db5: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76507/ADM 53-76507-0167_0.jpg)


29 June 1922

Lagos and at sea towards Accra.

Lat 6.4, Long 3.3 (approx)

9.30am: Weighed and proceeded, pilot on board.

10.30am: Pilot left ship.

10.40am: Fairway buoy abeam to port, 5 cables. Course S87W.

(Note; this page incorrectly dated 28th June.)


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30 June 1922

At sea.

Lat 5.8, Long 1.2 (approx)

12.25pm: C St Paul bg North.

5.0pm: Volta River abeam to starboard.

(Note; this page incorrectly dated 29th June.)



LOGS FOR JULY 1922

(Accra, Sekondi and Monrovia)


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1 July 1922

At sea to Accra.

Lat 5.53, Long -0.2

6.50am: Anchored in Accra Bay.

Put clocks back one hour.

Payed quarterly settlement.


4caf866dcadfd34197015db8: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-76507/ADM 53-76507-0168_1.jpg)


2 July 1922

Accra.

Lat 5.53, Long -0.2

Sunday routine.


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3 July 1922

Accra.

Lat 5.53, Long -0.2


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4 July 1922

Accra and at sea towards Sekondi.

Lat 5.53, Long -0.2

7.0pm: Weighed and proceeded, course S61W.


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5 July 1922

At sea to Sekondi.

Lat 4.9, Long -1.7

11.34am: Anchored in Accra Roads, Sekondi.

1.30pm: Coal lighter alongside, coaled ship with ship’s company labour.

2.0pm: SS Akabo arrived with mails.

9.15pm: Akabo left.


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6 July 1922

Sekondi and at sea towards Sierra Leone.

Lat 4.7, Long -3.1 (approx)

6.25am: Weighed and proceeded. Westerly courses all day.

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7 July 1922

At sea.

Lat 4.3, Long -5.4 (approx)

Westerly courses all day.

3.0am: Passed Cable SS Transmitter (Eastern Telegraph Co) steering East.


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8 July 1922

At sea.

Lat 4.2, Long -7.9 (approx)

Westerly courses all day.

In am: Set three staysails. (Dwarf is shallow draughted and prone to rolling, so in the prevailing SW winds and swell these fore-and-aft sails will help to keep her on a more even keel and the dinner plates on the table.)


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9 July 1922

At sea.

Lat 5.5, Long -10.0 (approx)

Westerly courses all day.

11.30pm: SS Aba passed to port.


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10 July 1922

At sea.

Lat 6.7, Long -12.0 (approx)

Courses NW’ly all day.

2.20am: HMS Verbena passed to port.


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11 July 1922

At sea to Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

6.20am: Hit submerged wreckage in 79 50N, 13 39.5W approx.

12.10pm: Moored and anchored ship, Sierra Leone.


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12 July 1922

Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

In am: Coaled ship with shore labour.

Discharged one AB to hospital.


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13 July 1922

Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2


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14 July 1922

Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2


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15 July 1922

Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2


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16 July 1922

Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Sunday routine.


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17 July 1922

Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

In am: Surveying cables.


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18 July 1922

Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2


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19 July 1922

Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

In am: Stored ship from lighter. 80 cases flour, 12 cases tobacco.


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20 July 1922

Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2


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21 July 1922

Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2


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22 July 1922

Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

9.0am: SS Appam arrived.

2.0pm: Appam left.


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23 July 1922

Sierra Leone and at sea towards Monrovia.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

10.0am: Church. Bishop of Sierra Leone on board.

3.40pm: Weighed and proceeded, courses SW’ly.

6.0pm: Set jib.


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24 July 1922

At sea.

Lat 7.3, Long -13.1 (approx)

SW’ly courses all day.

11.45am: Furled jib.


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25 July 1922

At sea to Monrovia.

Lat 6.35, Long -10.82

4.40am: Sighted Monrovia Mt N50E approx 9 miles.

6.15am: Anchored, Monrovia.

8.0am: Fired 21 gun salute for country.


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26 July 1922

Monrovia.

Lat 6.35, Long -10.82

8.0am: Dressed ship. Independence Day of Liberian Republic.

12 noon: Fired 21 gun salute.

1.20pm: Shifted billet one mile to seaward. Let go starboard anchor in 6 fms. Heavy swell.

10.0pm: Veered to 10 shackles. (A shackle at this time was a measure of anchor chain of 12 ½ fathoms, or 75 feet and was the length of chain between joining shackles. Dwarf has veered out 750 feet of chain, more than four times the length of the ship)


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27 July 1922

Monrovia and at sea towards Sierra Leone.

Lat 6.35, Long -10.82

4.0pm: Received one bag of mails for Sierra Leone.

6.15pm: Weighed and proceeded, course N47W.


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28 July 1922

At sea.

Lat 7.0, Long -13.1 (approx)

Northerly courses all day.

9.55am: Land bearing N38E.


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29 July 1922

At sea to Sierra Leone and at sea towards Bathurst.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

2.0am: Anchored off EG Pier S75E.

1.30pm: Weighed and proceeded. Course N41W.

The log omits to mention it, but Dwarf must have coaled during the morning as the log shows 133 tons in the bunkers.


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30 July 1922

At sea.

Lat 9.7, Long -15.1 (approx)

Courses NNW’ly all day.


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31 July 1922

At sea.

Lat 11.5, Long -16.6 (approx)

Courses Northerly all day.



LOGS FOR AUGUST 1922

(Bathurst, Dakar, St Vincent, Funchal and Gibraltar)


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1 August 1922

At sea to Bathurst.

Lat 13.5, Long -16.6

6.15am: Sighted land to starboard.

6.30am: Sighted W/T mast E by S.

11.0am: Anchored in Bathurst Roads.


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2 August 1922

Bathurst.

Lat 13.5, Long -16.6


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3 August 1922

Bathurst.

Lat 13.5, Long -16.6

Fires out in main boilers.


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4 August 1922

Bathurst.

Lat 13.5, Long -16.6


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5 August 1922

Bathurst.

Lat 13.5, Long -16.6


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6 August 1922

Bathurst.

Lat 13.5, Long -16.6

Sunday routine.


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7 August 1922

Bathurst.

Lat 13.5, Long -16.6

Fires lit in main boilers.


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8 August 1922

Bathurst and at sea towards Dakar.

Lat 13.5, Long -16.6

9.0am: Weighed and proceeded alongside customs wharf.

6.15pm: Slipped and proceeded.

7.15pm: Africa Knoll buoy abeam.

9.40pm: Outer Fairway buoy abeam.


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9 August 1922

At sea to Dakar.

Lat 14.7, Long -17.4

8.25am: Stopped to pick up Pilot.

8.30am: Saluted country 21 guns.

9.0am: Secured to buoy close to Arsenal.

Coaled ship with shore labour.


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10 August 1922

Dakar.

Lat 14.7, Long -17.4

9.0am: French sloop Antares secured to adjacent buoy.

10.15am: Saluted British Consul, 11 guns.


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11 August 1922

Dakar.

Lat 14.7, Long -17.4


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12 August 1922

Dakar and at sea to St Vincent, Cape Verde.

Lat 15.6, Long -19.0 (approx)

6.40am: Slipped and proceeded, course N52W.


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13 August 1922

At sea.

Lat 16.2, Long -21.5 (approx)

Course N52W all day.

Sunday routine.


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14 August 1922

At sea to St Vincent.

Lat 16.8, Long -23.8 (approx)

4.10am: Lat by Polaris, 16 32.5N

6.45am: Sighted land (St Nicholas I.) bg 260º.

5.0pm: Anchored in Rio Grande.

Saluted Portugese Flag, 21 guns.


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15 August 1922

St Vincent (Sao Vicente).

Lat 16.9, Long -25.0

10.0am: Saluted British Consul with 7 guns.


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16 August 1922

St Vincent.

Lat 16.9, Long -25.0

In am: Diving party away examining pier.

Coaled ship with shore labour.


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17 August 1922

St Vincent and at sea towards Madeira.

Lat 18.2, Long -24.6 (approx)

7.0am: Weighed and proceeded, course N44E.


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18 August 1922

At sea.

Lat 20.2, Long -23.5 (approx)

Course N44E all day.


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19 August 1922

At sea.

Lat 22.3, Long -22.4 (approx)

Course N44E all day.


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20 August 1922

At sea.

Lat 24.4, Long -21.3 (approx)

NE’ly courses all day.

2.15pm: Port engine stopped for repairs.

8.0pm: Restarted port angine.


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21 August 1922

At sea.

Lat 26.5, Long -20.2 (approx)

NE’ly courses all day.


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22 August 1922

At sea.

Lat 28.6, Long -19.1 (approx)

Course N40E all day.


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23 August 1922

At sea.

Lat 30.7, Long -18.0 (approx)

NE’ly courses all day.


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24 August 1922

At sea to Funchal, Madeira.

Lat 32.64, Long -16.9

2.0am: Sighted Lt Gp FL (3), Not marked on chart but thought to be Fora I. N9E

7.15am: Stopped starboard engine for repairs.

8.05am: Anchored, Funchal harbour. Saluted Portugese Flag, 21 guns salute.

Coaled ship with shore labour.

11.0am: SS Armadale Castle sailed.


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25 August 1922

Funchal.

Lat 32.64, Long -16.9

11.55am: Fired 7 gun salute to British Consul. Fired 15 gun salute to Civil Governor. Fired 15 gun salute to Military Governor.


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26 August 1922

Funchal.

Lat 32.64, Long -16.9

In am: Hands cleaning and painting ship’s side.

In pm: Make and mend.


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27 August 1922

Funchal.

Lat 32.64, Long -16.9

Sunday routine.


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28 August 1922

Funchal and at sea towards Gibraltar.

Lat 32.9, Long -16.2 (approx)

7.0am: SS Almanzora* (RMSP) arrived.

9.45am: Weighed and proceeded, course N87E.

*(Almanzora, 1915, 16,034 tons, an armed merchant cruiser in WW1, a troopship in WW2 and finally scrapped in 1948. See HMS Almanzora for her WW1 log.)


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29 August 1922

At sea.

Lat 33.9, Long -12.8 (approx)

Easterly courses all day.


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30 August 1922

At sea.

Lat 35.1, Long -8.7 (approx)

Courses North of East all day.


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31 August 1922

At sea to Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

6.20am: Sighted C Spartel S87E.

11.25am: Secured to No 9 buoy, Gibraltar.

Lost overboard by accident while on passage, one box of percussion primers.

In pm: Hands employed to de-ammunition ship.

3.30pm: Shifted by tug to dockyard wall.



LOGS FOR SEPTEMBER 1922

(Gibraltar for refit and new crew)


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1 September 1922

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

Commenced refit.

Paid monthly payment.


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2 September 1922

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

In am: Spanish Governor of Algeciras visited in a gunboat. Paraded guard

8.45pm: HMS Ceres entered harbour.


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3 September 1922

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

7.0am: HMS Curlew arrived.

9.0am: Discharged five ratings to HMS Ceres for passage home.

10.40am: HMS Vindictive sailed.


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4 September 1922

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

Carried out monthly diving dip.


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5 September 1922

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

Sent cutter, surf boat and whaler to boat shed.


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6 September 1922

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

Barometer returned to stores.

Hands employed swinging cables onto jetty.


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7 September 1922

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

Removing stores to lay apart store.


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8 September 1922

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

10.0am: HMS Rigorous left for trials.


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9 September 1922

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

5.0am: HMS Calypso arrived.

12.25pm: All ratings left ship for HMS Cormorant.

Ship prepared for fumigation. All ratings victualled at Cormorant and WO's.

Two men onboard as ship keepers.


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Sept 9th - Sept 20th

All hands victualled and accomodated in HMS Cormorant.

Hands employed refitting and as requisite.


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20 September 1922

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

1.30pm: Paid off. Crew transferred to HMS Vindictive.


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LOG BOOK – SEPTEMBER 21ST 1922 TO OCTOBER 1ST 1923


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Front cover, Adm/53.76508, 21ST September 1922 to October 1ST 1923.

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LOG

HMS DWARF

Commanded by Lt/Cdr S Phillimore.

For the period commencing Sept. 21st 1922


Tonnage 710. Length 180’. Breadth 33’.

Engines by London & Glasgow Shipbuilding & Engineering Co.

IHP: Natural draught 900, forced draught 1300.

Vertical triple expansion 3 cylinder. Fixed in vessel 1898.


Boilers: Hawthorn Leslie & Co. Yarrow small tube, 1917.


Propellor: London & Glasgow Shipbuilding & Engineering Co. Three blade bronze, condition very good.


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Printed page of instructions for logkeepers.

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Details of ship.

Complement.

6 officers.

34 seamen,

14 kroomen.

9 marines.

24 engine room.

14 others.

Total 101


Barometer. Mercurial and Aneroid A 278.

Air thermometers. Sited port waist, in screen. AG Cossar & Son from 24th October 1922.

Sea thermometer. AG Cossar & Son from 24th October 1922.


Guns.

Two 4” Mk IV semi-auto.

Four two pdr pom-poms, Mk II.

Four 3 pdr Hotchkiss Mk I.


Boats.

One steam cutter, 23 ft.

One service cutter, 28 ft. LOGS FOR

One Montagu whaler, 27 ft.

One surf boat, 25 ft.

One skiff dinghy, 16 ft.


Loaded draught 11’ 5” for’d, 10’ 1” aft.


Signed by the captain and the navigating officer.


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21 September 1922

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

HMS Dwarf recommissioned with a Chatham crew. Ship in dock yard hands for yearly refit.


From 21st Sept to 11th Oct ship's company were accommodated in HMS Cormorant.

Oct 3rd 1922. Read warrant No 1.



LOGS FOR OCTOBER 1922


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11 October 1922

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

In am: Ship’s company left HMS Cormorant to live in HMS Dwarf.

Hands cleaning messdecks.

3.25pm: Italian Cruiser Francesco Ferruccio arrived with escorting TBD. HRH Prince of Piedmont on board.


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12 October 1922

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

Hands employed drawing stores.


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13 October 1922

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

Hands employed on stores and cleaning messdecks.


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14 October 1922

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

3.0pm: Italian Cruiser Francesco Ferruccio left.

4.0pm: 12 American destroyers arrived.


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15 October 1922

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

Sunday routine. Read the Articles of War.


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16 October 1922

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

In am: Hands painting magazines and shell rooms.

In pm: Landed football party.

5.15pm: 12 US destroyers left harbour.


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17 October 1922

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

Hands scraping ship’s side and employed on ship’s stores.

One AB rejoined ship from RN Hospital.


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18 October 1922

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

8.0am: HMS Diomede arrived.

Hands drawing medical stores and red-leading ship’s side.

In pm: Hands drawing bosun’s stores.


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19 October 1922

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

7.0am: HMS Diomede sailed.

9.0am: HMS Thunderer arrived.

2.0pm: USS Pittsburgh (Pittsberg in log) arrived.


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20 October 1922

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

Hands painting ship.


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21 October 1922

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

In am: Store parties landed.

In pm: Hands make and mend clothes

2.0pm: Duty part of watch secured SS Hecuba* alongside main wharf.

5.0pm: Hecuba sailed.

*(Hecuba, the second of two Blue Funnel Line ships of this name. 1901, 7,540 tons, ex Brandenburg, sold and scrapped in 1924)


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22 October 1922

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

Sunday routine.


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23 October 1922

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

In am: Hands drawing provisions for four months from victualling yard.

11.0am:: USS Pittsburgh fired salute on hoisting flag of V A Long, transferred from USS Utah.

1.30pm: Utah sailed for USA.

2.0pm: HMS Sportive shifted berth to a buoy.

5.45pm: Finished stowing provisions.


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24 October 1922

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

In am: Bosun’s party refitting boat falls.

8.0am: Dress ship with mast head flags on occasion of HM the Queen of Spain's birthday. ( A sign of happier times between Gibraltar and Spain!)

Store parties landed.

10.0am: HMS Thunderer shifted berth to detached mole.

12 noon: Salute of 21 guns fired.

1.0pm: HMS Sportive sailed.

2.40pm: Sportive returned and secured to buoy.

3.40pm: Sportive left for Malta.

4.0pm: Hoisted steam cutter.

4.20pm: HMS Vindictive arrived.


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25 October 1922

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

Hands painting aloft and upperworks. Store parties drawing stores.

10.0am: HMS Vindictive sailed.

One Ldg Seaman discharged to hospital.


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26 October 1922

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

Hands refitting boat’s falls and painting.

7.0am: HMS Endeavour arrived.

In pm: One Ldg Cook and one Corporal of marines joined ship.

One Stoker discharged to hospital.


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27 October 1922

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

In am: Shifted ship under 50 ton crane.

10.0am: Royal Marine detachment inspected.

Shifted ship to No 1 billet.


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28 October 1922

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

In am: Raised steam in both boilers for basin trials.

In pm: Let fires die out.


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29 October 1922

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

Sunday routine.


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30 October 1922

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

8.0am: Shifted to coal jetty with tug.

12 noon: HMS Endeavour sailed for Sierra Leone.

In pm: Hands drawing boats.


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Records of compass deviations.


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Positions of compass correction bars.


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31 October 1922

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

In am: Raised steam in both boilers. Hoisted boats.

9.38am: Cast off and proceeded for steam trial.

11.50am: Completed trial. Secured to No 7 buoy.

Swung ship for compass correction, tug assisting. Let fires die out.



LOGS FOR NOVEMBER 1922

(Gibraltar, Tenerife, Dakar, Bathurst and Freetown)


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1 November 1922

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

8.0am: Ammunition lighter alongside. Embarked ammunition.

One Ldg Seaman and one Stoker joined from hospital.

One Ldg Signalman and one AB discharged to HMS Cormorant.

Hands mustered for payment.


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2 November 1922

Gibraltar and at sea towards Tenerife.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

Raised steam in both boilers. Hoisted boats.

10.0am: Inspection by CSO for VA Gibraltar.

10.30am: Exercised action stations.

10.55am: CSO left ship.

11.30am: Slipped and proceeded, Westerly courses.

5.25pm: Passed SS Santorus of Catania bound west.

5.54pm: Cape Spartel LH S (mag) 2.75 miles.

8.27pm: Steering gear jammed. Stopped engines.

8.40pm: Proceeded.


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3 November 1922

At sea.

Lat 34.2, Long -8.2

8.0am: Pos. 35 40N, 6 11W.

5.15pm: Sighted HMS’ Hood and Repulse hull down to eastward.

7.25pm: Helm defective. Stopped engines.

8.0pm: Pos. 33 31.5N, 9 04W.

8.07pm: Proceeded.


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4 November 1922

At sea.

Lat 32.2, Long -11.0

8.0am: Pos. 32 33N, 10 30.5W.

4.0pm: Exercised “collision” and “abandon ship” stations.

8.0pm: Pos. 30 28N, 11 57W.


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5 November 1922

At sea.

Lat 30.0, Long -14.2

8.0am: Pos. 30 21N, 13 32W.


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6 November 1922

At sea to Santa Cruz.

Lat 28.47, Long -16.24

1.0am: Sighted Anaga Lt S71W(mag).

5.02am: Anaga Lt abeam 5 miles.

7.0am: Spanish pilot boarded. Fired 21 guns salute.

7.38am: Anchored and secured to buoys fore and aft, in Santa Cruz harbour.

British Vice-Consul visited.

Let fires die out.

Coaling, received 75 tons.

11.0pm: Libertymen returned, two absentees.


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7 November 1922

Santa Cruz de Tenerife.

Lat 28.47, Long -16.24

2.0pm: Two absentees returned.


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8 November 1922

Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Lat 28.47, Long -16.24


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9 November 1922

Santa Cruz de Tenerife and at sea towards Dakar.

Lat 28.47, Long -16.24

Raised steam on both boilers.

11.25am: Weighed and proceeded out of harbour. Course S27W

4.15pm: Set fore staysail.

8.0pm: Pos. 27 20N, 16 31W.


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10 November 1922

At sea.

Lat 25.0, Long -17.0

8.0am: Pos. 25 33N, 16 52W.

9.45am: Set main staysail.

5.35pm: Lowered fore staysail.

6.15pm: Reset fore staysail.

8.0pm: Pos. 23 53.5N, 17 18W.


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11 November 1922

At sea.

Lat 21.7, Long -17.8

8.0am: Pos. 22 14N, 17 40W.

11.0am: Stopped engines. Two minutes silence.

12.25pm: Lowered fore and main staysails.

8.0pm: Pos. 20 35N, 17 53W.


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12 November 1922

At sea.

Lat 18.2, Long -17.8

8.0am: Pos. 18 45N, 17 48.5W.

1.35am: Set fore and main staysails.

2.20pm: Lowered staysails.

8.0pm: Pos. 16 58.7N, 17 47W.


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13 November 1922

At sea to Dakar.

Lat 14.8, Long -17.7

8.0am: Pos. 15 22N, 17 43.5W.

9.0am: Sighted Almadi Point S19W.

11.15am: Exercised Lewis gun firing.

3.20pm: Stopped and took pilot onboard. Fired 21 gun salute.

4.0pm: Secured to buoy. Coaling lighter alongside port side. Drew fires in one boiler.


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14 November 1922

Dakar.

Lat 14.7, Long -17.4

Coaling both sides, received 70 tons.


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15 November 1922

Dakar.

Lat 14.7, Long -17.4

11.0am: Britsh Consul General visited ship. Fired 11 gun salute.


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16 November 1922

Dakar and at sea towards Bathurst.

Lat 14.7, Long -17.4

1.35am: French sloop Regulus left.

3.0pm: Raised steam in both boilers.

7.30pm: Slipped and proceeded out of harbour. Course S10E.


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17 November 1922

At sea to Bathurst.

Lat 13.5, Long -16.6

4.15am: Sighted Fairway buoy, Gambia River.

8.05am: Fairway buoy abeam.

9.42am: Anchored off Bathurst in 10 fms.

Drew fires in one boiler.


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18 November 1922

Bathurst.

Lat 13.5, Long -16.6


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19 November 1922

Bathurst.

Lat 13.5, Long -16.6

In am: Landed RC church party. C of E party sent to HMS Thistle.


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20 November 1922

Bathurst.

Lat 13.5, Long -16.6


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21 November 1922

Bathurst.

Lat 13.5, Long -16.6


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22 November 1922

Bathurst.

Lat 13.5, Long -16.6

In am: Landed RM detachment for drill.


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23 November 1922

Bathurst and at sea towards Freetown.

Lat 13.5, Long -16.9

3.0am: Raised steam in both boilers.

7.30am: Weighed and proceeded out of river.

10.02am: Fairway buoy abeam.

1.35pm: Set fore and main staysails.

8.0pm: Pos. 12 20N, 17 29W.


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24 November 1922

At sea.

Lat 10.7, Long -16.8

8.0am: Pos. 10 55.5N, 17 16.3W.

12.40pm: Lowered staysails.

8.0pm: Pos. 10 06.5N, 15 48.5W.


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25 November 1922

At sea to Freetown.

Lat 8.8, Long -13.8

8.0am: Pos. 9 09N, 14 17W.

1.0pm: Sighted Cape Sierra Leone right ahead.

4.20pm: Anchored off Freetown.

HMS Endeavour in harbour.

Drew fires in one boiler.


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26 November 1922

Freetown.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

In am: Landed RC church party. C of E party sent to HMS Endeavour.


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27 November 1922

Freetown.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

9.0am: HMS Endeavour sailed.

In am: Coaling from lighters. Received 105 tons.


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28 November 1922

Freetown.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2


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29 November 1922

Freetown.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

in am: Marine detachment landed for drill.


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30 November 1922

Freetown.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

In am: Hands landed to prepare boom defence gear for removal.



LOGS FOR DECEMBER 1922

(Freetown and at sea locally to assist HMS Endeavour with survey)


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1 December 1922

Freetown.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

8.0am: Dressed ship overall in honour of birthday of HM Queen Alexandra.

12 noon: Fired salute of 21 guns.


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2 December 1922

Freetown.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

8.0am: HMS Endeavour arrived.


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3 December 1922

Freetown.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Sunday routine.


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4 December 1922

Freetown.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

In am: Working party landed to prepare boom defence for evacuation.

9.0am: HMS Endeavour sailed.


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5 December 1922

Freetown.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

In am: Landed boom defence party.


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6 December 1922

Freetown.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

In am: Marine detachment landed for drill.


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7 December 1922

Freetown.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2


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8 December 1922

Freetown.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

6.0pm: HMS Endeavour arrived.


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9 December 1922

Freetown.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

3.0pm: Half masted colours on death of Bishop of Sierra Leone.


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10 December 1922

Freetown.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

8.0am: Half masted colours for funeral of Bishop of Sierra Leone.

11.0am: Rehoisted colours.


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11 December 1922

Freetown.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

In am: Landed boom defence working party.

In pm: One PO and one AB joined ship from HMS Endeavour. (PO Richardson and AB Forrest, to assist in surveying duties, vide log of Endeavour)

Endeavour sailed.

4.0pm: Two Marines discharged to military hospital.


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12 December 1922

Freetown.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

In am: Boom party landed.

RM detachment landed for drill.


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13 December 1922

Freetown and at sea off Cape Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.3 (approx)

12.01am: Raised steam in both boilers.

6.0am: Starboard anchor weighed foul. Let go port anchor.

8.27am: Weighed and proceeded.

9.10am: Wreck off Sierra Leone Cape bore S2E 7 cables.

9.50am: Anchored in position 7 miles 248º from Aberdeen Hill.

3.10pm: Weighed and proceeded, course S70E.

4.22pm: Anchored. HMS Endeavour anchored 2.5 cables to seaward.

(Dwarf is assisting Endeavour with a survey.)


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14 December 1922

At sea off Cape Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.3 (approx)

6.0am: Weighed and proceeded.

7.07am: Anchored.

Angles taken to assist HMS Endeavour.

4.40pm: Weighed and proceeded.

5.45pm: Anchored. HMS Endeavour anchored 2 cables to seaward.


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15 December 1922

At sea off Banana Peak, Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.1, Long -13.2 (approx)

5.45am: Weighed and proceeded.

8.35am: Anchored. 7.5m 276º from Banana Pk.

Angles taken to assist HMS Endeavour.

2.34pm: Weighed and proceeded.

3.15pm: Stopped. Returned one PO and one AB to HMS Endeavour.

6.35pm: Anchored off False Cape.


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16 December 1922

False Cape to Freetown.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

5.40am: Weighed and proceeded, Course N 8 knots.

7.50am: Anchored off Freetown. Drew fires in one boiler.

10.50am: HMS Endeavour arrived.


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17 December 1922

Freetown.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Sunday routine, landed RC party. C of E party to HMS Endeavour.

In pm: One Blacksmith and one AB joined ship from Endeavour.


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18 December 1922

Freetown.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

6.10am: Weighed and proceeded to Pirate Bay in Sierra Leone River.

6.40am: Secured to buoy in Pirate Bay.

Cutter with diving party away sinking old boom defence buoys.


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19 December 1922

Sierra Leone River.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

In am: Hands cleaning ship and party away sinking buoys.

8.0am: HMS Endeavour passed to seaward.

4.45pm: Weighed and proceeded up river.

5.14pm: Anchored in Kru Bay.

5.40pm: Shifted berth and reanchored.


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20 December 1922

Freetown.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

8.0am: Diving party salving anchor off Government Pier.

One Private RMLI rejoined ship from military hospital.

2.35pm: Shifted berth and reanchored.


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21 December 1922

Freetown.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

In am: Divers examining underwater fittings.

Marine detachment landed for drill.


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22 December 1922

Freetown.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

In pm: HMS Endeavour arrived. Discharged one Blacksmith and one AB to same.


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23 December 1922

Freetown.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

In pm: One Ldg Signalman joined from depot.


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24 December 1922

Freetown.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Sunday routine.


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25 December 1922

Freetown.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2


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26 December 1922

Freetown.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Hands cleaning ship and preparing bridge to go alongside.


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27 December 1922

Freetown.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

7.0am: Weighed and proceeded to secure alongside HMS Endeavour (this is for some seasonal ship visiting. Endeavour puts on an officer’s dance and a ship’s company dance on successive nights, after their concert on the 26th. There was also a whist drive! Vide log of Endeavour).

Landed swimming party.


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28 December 1922

Freetown.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

In am: Marines landed for drill.


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29 December 1922

Freetown.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2


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30 December 1922

Freetown.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

8.55am: Cast off from HMS Endeavour to anchor.


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31 December 1922

Freetown.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Landed RC church party. C of E party to service in HMS Endeavour.



THE VOYAGES OF HMS DWARF 1923

JP map Dwarf 1923

LOGS FOR JANUARY 1923

(Freetown, Accra and Lagos)


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1 January 1923

Freetown.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

7.0am: Marine detachment landed for drilll.

9.0am: Divisions. Prayers. Non swimming party landed.

In am: Hands returning empties to store and reeling up and oiling wires.

12 noon: Leave to port watch, 1.30pm to 6.30pm.

1.30pm: Landed libertymen.

4.0pm: Evening quarters.

6.30pm: Libertymen returned.

8.0pm: Drew fires in steam cutter.

9.0pm: Rounds correct.


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2 January 1923

Freetown.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

In am: Hands refitting tackles and cleaning ship.

HMS Endeavour left.


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3 January 1923

Freetown.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

In am: Non swimming party landed.

Hands refitting coaling screens (the screens that cover all hatchways, doors and ventilators to keep coal dust out while coaling. Refitting them in this case means inspecting and renovating as required).


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4 January 1923

Freetown.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

In am: Hands refitting coaling gear (the barrows, shovels, derricks, whips, slings and hooks that bring the coal aboard in bags from the lighters or colliers).

3.30pm: HMS Endeavour arrived.


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5 January 1923

Freetown.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

In am: Completed with coal from lighters, received 151 tons.

Hands refitting boom gear and holystoning upper deck.


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6 January 1923

Freetown.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

One Marine rejoined ship from military hospital.


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7 January 1923

Freetown and at sea towards Accra.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.4

4.0am: Raised steam in both boilers.

8.30am: Weighed foul anchor.

Three RM Privates joined ship.

10.50am: Proceeded.

8.0pm: Pos. 7 35N, 13 35.5W.


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8 January 1923

At sea.

Lat 6.5, Long -12.0

8.0am: Pos. 6 42N, 12 23.5W.

8.0pm: Pos. 6 03N, 10 59.4W.


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9 January 1923

At sea.

Lat 4.9, Long -9.1

8.0am: Pos. 5 09N, 9 36W.

8.0pm: Pos. 4 16.8N, 8 14.1W.


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10 January 1923

At sea.

Lat 4.3, Long -6.2

8.0am: Pos. 4 15.5N, 6 46W.

4.0pm: Exercised “close WT doors” and “streaming fog buoy” (a bouy towed behind the ship in poor visibility to give advance warning to ships coming up from astern. Useful for Dwarf as most commercial steamers are considerably faster than her).

8.0pm: Pos. 4 23.5N, 8 05W.


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11 January 1923

At sea.

Lat 4.6, Long -2.5

8.0am: Pos. 4 29.4N, 3 07.5W

4.0pm: Exercised “sea boats crew picking up life buoy” and “cleared foc’sle for action. Exercised control party.

8.0pm: Pos. 4 46.5N, 1 37W.

8.05pm: Sekondi Lt bg N15W, 11 miles.

11.30pm: Sighted Cape Coast Castle Lt abeam, 14 miles.


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12 January 1923

At sea to Accra.

Lat 5.53, Long -0.2

12.04am: Cape Coast Castle N4.5E 10 miles.

3.04am: Stopped. Port circulating pump broken down.

3.11am: Proceeded.

6.0am: Hands clearing QD for action.

7.0am: Exercised “general quarters”. Carried out 1" aiming rifle practice.

8.0am: Pos. 5 12.5N, 0 30W

12.09pm: Anchored off Accra.

Drew fires in one boiler.


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13 January 1923

Accra.

Lat 5.53, Long -0.2

In am: One Krooman discharged to hospital.


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14 January 1923

Accra.

Lat 5.53, Long -0.2


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15 January 1923

Accra.

Lat 5.6, Long 0.1

4.0am: Raised steam in both boilers.

9.04am: Weighed and proceeded.

10.45am: Set main stay sail.

12.15pm: Set fore staysail.

4.30pm: Exercised “abandon ship” stations.

5.25pm: Furled fore staysail.

6.30pm: Reset fore staysail. Cape St Paul Lt N14W(m) 4.1 miles.

8.0pm: Pos. 5 49N, 1 11E.

9.0pm: Lowered fore staysail.


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16 January 1923

At sea to Lagos.

Lat 6.3, Long 3.2

8.0am: Pos. 6 11N, 2 41.5E.

In am: Marines exercised at 4" gun drill.

12.50pm: Lagos LH N80E(m).

1.45pm: A/c N47E for Fairway buoy.

3.22pm: Anchored, Lagos harbour.

5.40pm: Secured stern to buoy in Lagos River.

8.0pm: Hands shortened in both cables to 3 shackles. Sounded 3.5 fathoms, for’d, 3 fathoms aft.

Let fires die out.


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17 January 1923

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4

In am: Hands preparing holds for provisioning.

In pm: Provisions lighter secured alongside.

Hands stowing rum in spirit room (a procedure invariably closely supervised by the Master-at-Arms).


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18 January 1923

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4

Completed with provisions.


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19 January 1923

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4

In am: Hands refitting boom gear and holystoning upper deck (the booms are rigged from the side of the ship in harbour to provide moorings for the boats).


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20 January 1923

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4

In am: RM detachment landed for drill.


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21 January 1923

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4

Sunday routine. RC party landed. Church on board.

Hands mustered by the ledger


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22 January 1923

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4

Completed with coal from lighters, received 100 tons.


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23 January 1923

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4

Hands painting down aloft and cleaning ship’s side.


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24 January 1923

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4

Hands painting ship.


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25 January 1923

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4

In am: Marines landed for drill.

Hands employed scraping and painting boats.


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26 January 1923

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4

In am: One krooman rejoined ship from hospital, Accra.

Hands turning boats falls and painting waterline (the falls, the ropes used to hoist and lower the boats, are regularly turned end for end to even out the wear on them where they run through the blocks).


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27 January 1923

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4

In pm: Starboard after provision hold and formost 4" shell room discovered flooded due to burst in Downton (a type of pump) supply pipe. Hands employed cleaning flooded compartments.


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28 January 1923

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4

Sunday routine.


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29 January 1923

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4

In am: Coaling from lighters, received 13 tons.

In pm: Watch employed striking down ammunition (sending ammunition below, no doubt shells brought up from the flooded magazine to dry out) and preparing ship for sea.


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30 January 1923

Lagos and at sea towards Calabar.

Lat 6.4, Long 3.5 (approx)

4.0am: Raised steam in both boilers.

11.05am: Weighed and proceeded out of harbour.

11.34am: Passed breakwater, dropped pilot.

8.0pm: Pos. 5 37N, 4 05E.


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31 January 1923

At sea.

Lat 4.5, Long 5.4

8.0am: Pos. 4 46N, 5 03E.

11.15am: Land on port bow.

8.0pm: Pos. 4 01.5N, 6 11.5E.

12.35pm: Set main staysail.

2.10pm: Steering gear defective. Stopped engines.

2.19pm: Proceeded.

2.47pm: Set fore staysail.

4.0pm: Lowered fore staysail. Sighted Cape Formosa (on Fernado Po) bg ESE.

6.0pm: Cape Formosa Lt abeam 10.5 miles.



LOGS FOR FEBRUARY 1923

(Calabar, Victoria and Duala)


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1 February 1923

At sea to Calabar.

Lat 4.3, Long 8.0

7.0am: Set staysails.

8.0am: Pos. 4 07.5N, 7 34E.

1.50pm: Furled staysails.

2.15pm: Sighted Calabar Fairway buoy right ahead.

3.25pm: At Fairway buoy.

7.15pm: Anchored off Calabar.


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2 February 1923

Calabar (Nigeria).

Lat 4.95, Long 8.3

7.55am: Weighed and proceeded into Calabar anchorage.

9.45am: Anchored.

Let fires die out.


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3 February 1923

Calabar.

Lat 4.95, Long 8.3


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4 February 1923

Calabar.

Lat 4.95, Long 8.3

Sunday routine.


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5 February 1923

Calabar.

Lat 4.95, Long 8.3

In am: Hands spreading new awning on boat deck.


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6 February 1923

Calabar.

Lat 4.95, Long 8.3

In am: Hands painting cutter and repairing awnings.


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7 February 1923

Calabar.

Lat 4.95, Long 8.3

In am: Hands painting cutter and washing down paintwork.


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8 February 1923

Calabar and at sea towards Victoria.

Lat 4.8, Long 8.32 (approx)

12.01am: Raised steam in both boilers.

7.30am: Weighed and proceeded down river.

2.15pm: Fairway buoy N12E(m), 2 cables. Anchored.

9.19pm: Weighed and proceeded, course S10.5W.


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9 February 1923

At sea to Victoria.

Lat 4.0, Long 9.2

3.55am: Debunja Lt N39E.

6.30am: Ambas I. right ahead.

8.05am: Anchored in Victoria harbour.


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10 February 1923

Victoria.

Lat 4.0, Long 9.2

8.30am: Starboard watch left ship for Buea for recuperation.


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11 February 1923

Victoria.

Lat 4.0, Long 9.2


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12 February 1923

Victoria.

Lat 4.0, Long 9.2

Hands painting messdeck and boats.


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13 February 1923

Victoria.

Lat 4.0, Long 9.2

Hands painting messdeck.


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14 February 1923

Victoria.

Lat 4.0, Long 9.2

Hands painting messdeck.


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15 February 1923

Victoria.

Lat 4.0, Long 9.2

Kroomen drawing water from shore in surfboat.


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16 February 1923

Victoria.

Lat 4.0, Long 9.2

1.30pm: Starboard watch returned from Buea.


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17 February 1923

Victoria.

Lat 4.0, Long 9.2

8.0am: Landed port watch for recuperation at Buea.

Hands cleaning ship and drawing water in surfboat.


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18 February 1923

Victoria.

Lat 4.0, Long 9.2

Sunday routine.


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19 February 1923

Victoria.

Lat 4.0, Long 9.2

Hands painting messdecks and drawing water in surfboat.


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20 February 1923

Victoria.

Lat 4.0, Long 9.2

Hands painting messdecks and drawing water in surfboat.


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21 February 1923

Victoria.

Lat 4.0, Long 9.2

Hands painting messdecks and drawing water in surfboat.


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22 February 1923

Victoria.

Lat 4.0, Long 9.2

Hands painting messdecks.


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23 February 1923

Victoria.

Lat 4.0, Long 9.2

12.30am: Sloped all awnings (heavy rain).

In pm: Watch weighing and stowing potatoes.


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Records of compass deviations and positions of correctors.


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24 February 1923

Victoria to Duala.

Lat 3.8, Long 9.5 (approx)

6.0am: Weighed and proceeded.

Swung ship for compass deviation.

9.40am: At A bouy, Cameroon River.

11.25am: Picked up pilot at Base buoy.

2.05pm: Anchored off Government Wharf, Duala.

Let fires die out.


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25 February 1923

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67

Sunday routine.


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26 February 1923

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67

Hands scraping waterline and mustering bags (a kit inspection, the men keep all their clothes in tubular canvas bags).


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27 February 1923

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67

In am: Hands painting port battery and refitting boom gear.

In pm: Port watch exercised in signals.


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28 February 1923

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67

In pm: Starboard watch exercised in signals.



LOGS FOR MARCH 1923

(Duala and Lagos)


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1 March 1923

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67

6.0am: Landing party to small arms drill. Remainder cleaning ship.

9.15am: Divisions, prayers, physical drill. Marines to small arms drill.

Hands painting and chipping upper deck.

12 noon: Leave to starboard watch, 1.30pm to 7.0pm.

Monthly payment of ships company. Mmedical inspection.

4.0pm: Quarters.

7.0pm: Libertymen return.

9.0pm: Rounds correct.


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2 March 1923

Duala.

Lat 4.03, Long 9.67

In am: Hands canvassing voice pipes and refitting whaler’s gripes (the lashings that secure boats when at sea).

3 pdr and pom-pom gun's crews to drill.


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3 March 1923


Duala to Ambas Bay and at sea.

Lat 4.0, Long 9.2

12.01am: Raised steam in both boilers. Sloped all awnings (heavy thunderstorm).

6.0am: Pilot came onboard. Weighed and proceeded.

8.05am: Dropped pilot at Base buoy.

Men under 21 to physical drill.

Marines mustering kit and bedding.

9.35am: At A buoy, a/c N43W.

11.18am: Entered Ambas Bay.

12.22pm: Anchored in same.

5.25pm: Weighed and proceeded.

8.0pm: Pos. 3 59.5N, 9 01E.

8.20pm: Debunja Lt abeam 6.8 miles.


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4 March 1923

At sea.

Lat 4.0, Long 7.2

8.0am: Pos. 4 02.5N, 8 36.5E.

8.0pm: Pos. 4 05.5N, 6 07.5E.

8.07pm: Formosa Lt abeam 11 miles.


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5 March 1923

At sea.

Lat 5.0, Long 4.8

8.0am: Pos. 4 42.5N, 5 01E.

In am: Kroomen mustering bags and hamocks. Marines in full marching order.

11.10am: Exercised control parties.

4.0pm: Cleared ship for action stations. Stopped, dropped target for 1” aiming practice.

6.10pm: Stopped. Picked up target and proceeded.

8.0pm: Pos. 5 32.5N, 4 29.5E.

8.45pm: Stopped. Dropped target for 1" night firing practice.

9.57pm: Picked up target and proceeded.


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6 March 1923

At sea to Lagos.

Lat 6.3, Long 3.6

8.0am: Pos. 6 11.5N, 3 55.5E.

12.30pm: Sighted Lagos LH N59W.

2.0pm: At Lagos Bar buoy.

2.40pm: Sent sea boat to Boma for pilot.

2.45pm: Proceeded up river.

3.40pm: Anchored off Marine wharf, Lagos.

4.45pm: Shifted billet and anchored with stern to buoy in Lagos River.

Let fires die out.


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7 March 1923

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4

In am: Store lighter alongside. Hands storing ship.


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8 March 1923

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4

Coaling from lighters alongside. Received 125 tons

Hands refitting sailing cutter gear.


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9 March 1923

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4


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10 March 1923

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4


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11 March 1923

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4

Sunday routine. Read Articles of War.


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12 March 1923

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4

Painting and refitting.


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13 March 1923

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4

In pm: Port watch exercised at rigging diving boat and manning and arming whaler.

8.0pm: Hands employed sloping awnings and hoisting boats (heavy rain, force 7 NE’ly, thunder and lightning).


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14 March 1923

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4

9.0am: Exercised landing party in full equipment.

Hands employed preparing sheet anchor (a very large anchor, usually only used in exceptionally heavy weather) for letting go.

In pm: Starboard watch exercised at rigging diving boat and manning and arming whaler.

Watch employed on kedge anchor (a very small anchor that can be put into a boat and carried out away from the ship, so that it can be laid when the ship is stationary).


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15 March 1923

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4

7.0am: Exercised “away all boats' crews”, “tow aft” and “out kedge anchor”.

Hands employed reeling up and oiling wires.

In pm: Exercised port watch “away one wire hawser” and “away fire engine”.


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16 March 1923

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4

7.0am: Exercised landing armed parties.

In pm: One marine discharged to hospital.

Exercised starboard watch “away one wire hawser” and “away fire engine”.


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17 March 1923

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4


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18 March 1923

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4

Sunday routine.


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19 March 1923

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4

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


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20 March 1923

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4

In am: Hands chipping and painting on boat deck and making stockings for rigging bottle screws (the screws that adjust the tension of standing rigging, heavily greased and once adjusted, encased in a smart canvas stocking).


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21 March 1923

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4


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22 March 1923

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4


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23 March 1923

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4

In am: Exercised “general quarters”.

Hands painting on boat deck and refitting steam cutter.

In pm: Painting funnels and cowls.


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24 March 1923

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4

Raised steam on one boiler.


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25 March 1923

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4

Sunday routine. Muster by open list.


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26 March 1923

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4

Painting.


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27 March 1923

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4


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28 March 1923

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4

10.0am: HMS Lowestoft arrived, flying flag of C-in-C African Station. Fired salute of 13 guns. (An expected visit one feels, given the weeks of exercising and painting)


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29 March 1923

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4

4.0pm: HE the Govenor of Nigeria (Sir Hugh Clifford) embarked in SS Abinsi.


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30 March 1923

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4

Good Friday. C of E party to church in HMS Lowestoft.

2.0pm: HE the Govenor of Nigeria left Lagos for England in SS Abinsi.


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31 March 1923

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4



LOGS FOR APRIL 1923

(Lagos, St Paul de Loanda, Lobito, Elephant Bay, Lobito, St Paul de Loanda and at sea towards Cape Frio)


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1 April 1923

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4

Sunday routine: C of Es to church in HMS Lowestoft.


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2 April 1923

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4


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3 April 1923

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4

In am: RM detachment inspected by FRMO (Fleet Royal Marine Officer).

In pm: One Krooman rejoined ship from hospital.


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4 April 1923

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4

9.0am: Divisions. C-in-C Africa Station arrived onboard.

Hands mustered by open list. Exercised “general quarters”, “collision” and “fire” stations, “flooding magazines”.

11.0am:: C-in-C left ship.

In pm: Fleet gunnery officer inspected all guns.


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5 April 1923

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4

In am: Exercised “man and arm boats”.

Sent armed boats to flagship.

Exercised control parties.

Discharged one AB to HMS Lowestoft, one AB joined from same.

Raised steam in both boilers.

5.0pm: Weighed and slipped.

6.14pm: At single anchor in the pool.


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6 April 1923

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4

10.0am: Rake party and target arrived from HMS Lowestoft.

11.15am: Lowestoft left harbour.

1.10pm: Weighed and preoceeded out of harbour.

1.54pm: At Fairway buoy. Course and speed as required to carry out two runs, towing target for Lowestoft.

4.0pm: Closed Lowestoft to transfer target. Towing wire foul of port propellor. Sent down diver.

6.15pm: Wire clear. Lt Governor of S Nigeria boarded from Lowestoft. Dwarf’s firing programme abandoned. Returned to harbour.

7.30pm: Anchored in pool.


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7 April 1923

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4

Coaling. Received 65 tons.

Hands fitting new boats’ falls.


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8 April 1923

Lagos and at sea towards St Paul de Loanda.

Lat 6.1, Long 3.6

2.0am: Raised steam in both boilers.

7.0am: Pilot arrived onboard. Proceeded out of harbour.

9.04am: At Fairway buoy. Pilot left ship. Co S21'E(M). 7.3 knots.

8.0pm: Pos. 5 16N, 4 10E.


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9 April 1923

At sea.

Lat 3.6, Long 5.2

8.0am: Pos. 4 01N, 4 59E.

12.30pm: Tornado. Wind backed to SE

8.0pm: Pos. 2 50N, 5 45E.


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10 April 1923

At sea.

Lat 1.6, Long 6.9

7.30am: Sighted Principe I S52E.

8.0am: Pos. 2 00N, 6 31E.

Hands employed striking down coal (even with full bunkers, Dwarf can only steam for seven days, so she carries coal on deck for any long voyage and the hands are sending it below).

5.25pm: Sighted San Thome I. WSW.

8.0pm: Pos. 0 35N, 7 27E.


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11 April 1923

At sea.

Lat -1.1, Long 8.2

2.15am: Rudder chain carried away. Slowed, a/c W.

4.32am: Steering gear repaired, a/c S6E(m) 185 revs.

8.0am: Set staysails.

8.0am: Pos. 0 37S, 7 55.5E.

8.0pm: Pos. 2 12S, 9 09E.


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12 April 1923

At sea.

Lat -3.4, Long 9.3

8.0am: Pos. 3 36S, 9 18E.

9.30am: Starboard engine stopped.

Thermometer on marine barometer broken by accident.

12.10pm: Stopped starboard engine.

12.52pm: Ran on both engines.

8.0pm: Pos. 4 15S, 10 00E.


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13 April 1923

At sea.

Lat -5.9, Long 11.3

8.0am: Pos. 5 30S, 11 04E.

Hands employed pointing (a fancy whipping that brings the rope to a neat point) boats’ falls, fitting fenders and painting dinghy.

8.0pm: Pos. 6 47.3S, 11 52E.


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14 April 1923

At sea to St Paul de Loanda.

Lat -8.4, Long 13.2

8.0am: Pos. 7 59S, 12 45.5E.

2.25pm: Passed Dantas LV and entered harbour.

3.0pm: Anchored. Fired salute of 21 guns to Portuguese flag. Salute returned from Fort San Miguel.

4.0pm: Consul General called on ship.

Drew fires in one boiler.


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15 April 1923

St. Paul de Loanda.

Lat -8.83, Long 13.2

Sunday routine.


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16 April 1923

St. Paul de Loanda.

Lat -8.83, Long 13.2

Hands refitting pudding fenders on griping spars (pads under the spars that hold the ship’s boats down when at sea).

Completed with coal. Received 90 tons.


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17 April 1923

St. Paul de Loanda and at sea towards Lobito.

Lat -9.0, Long 12.9

3.0am: Raised steam in both boilers.

6.55am: Weighed and proceeded out of harbour.

7.47am: Dantas LV abeam.

8.0am: Pos. 8 42.5S, 13 14.7E.

6.18pm: Cape Ledo abeam 14.4 miles.

8.0pm: Pos. 10 2.7S, 13 06E.


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18 April 1923

At sea to Lobito Bay and at sea towards Elephant Bay.

Lat -12.1, Long 13.6

8.0am: Pos. 11 43S, 13 28.5E.

2.05pm: Anchored in Lobito Bay. British Vice Consul visited ship.

Landed swimming party on sand spit.

6.40pm: Weighed and proceeded.

7.17pm: Lobito Lt S28E(m) 2.2 miles.

8.0pm: Pos. 12 18S, 13 31E.

10.0pm: Sighted St Phillip’s Bonnet Lt bg S.


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19 April 1923

Elephant Bay.

Lat -13.22, Long 12.73

8.0am: Pos. 13 05S, 12 31.5E.

10.04am: Anchored in Elephant Bay.

In pm: Landed swimming party.


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20 April 1923

Elephant Bay.

Lat -13.22, Long 12.73

In am: Hands ranging port anchor cable on foc’sle for survey.

In pm: Swimming party landed.


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21 April 1923

Elephant Bay.

Lat -13.22, Long 12.73

In am: Hands employed cleaning ship and drying out port cable locker.

In pm: Swimming party landed.


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22 April 1923

Elephant Bay.

Lat -13.22, Long 12.73

Swimming party landed.


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23 April 1923

Elephant Bay and at sea towards Lobito.

Lat -13.22, Long 12.73

In am: Hands striking down port cable.

Carried out firing practice with 3 pdr and pom-pom guns.

12 noon: Raised steam in both boilers.

7.06pm: Weighed and proceeded.

8.0pm: Pos. 13 06.3S, 12 45E.


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24 April 1923

At sea to Lobito.

Lat -12.34, Long 13.56

8.0am: Pos. 12 18S, 13 36E.

5.16am: St Phillip’s Bonnet S7W, Lobito Lt: S72E (both m).

9.0am: Anchored, Lobito.

Drew fires in one boiler.

In pm: Landed swimming party.


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25 April 1923

Lobito and at sea towards St Paul de Loanda.

Lat -11.7, Long 13.5

2.0am: Raised steam in both boilers.

6.45am: Weighed and proceeded.

9.0am: Exercised “general quarters”. 2 pdr guns’ crews at drill.

8.0pm: Pos. 10 43S, 13 11E.


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26 April 1923

At sea to St Paul de Loanda.

Lat -8.8, Long 13.1

8.0am: Pos. 9 20S, 12 51E.

2.0pm: Passed Dantas LV abeam 7.5 cables.

2.35pm: Anchored, St Paul de Loanda. Fired salute of 21 guns. Salute replied to by Fort San Miguel.

Drew fires in one boiler.

Commenced coaling from lighters.


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27 April 1923

St Paul de Loanda.

Lat -8.83, Long 13.2

Finished coaling. Received 160 tons.


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28 April 1923

St Paul de Loanda and at sea towards Cape Frio (Namibia).

Lat -8.83, Long 13.2

In am: Hands embarking sand and washing ship’s side.

12 noon: Raised steam in both boilers.

7.05pm: Weighed and proceeded to sea in search of survivors of SS Mossamedes, wrecked off Cape Frio at 3.0am, 24.4.23.

7.42pm: Dantas LV abeam 7 cables.

8.0pm: Pos. 8 44S, 13 16E.

10.25pm: Cape Lombo Lt S28E(m).


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29 April 1923

At sea.

Lat -10.2, Long 12.6

8.0am: Pos. 9 46S, 12 44E.

1.10am: Cape Lombo Lt abeam 4.5 miles.

8.0pm: Pos. 11 03S, 12 26.5E.

(Note that although this is an emergency, Dwarf is steaming at only 6.1 knots, presumably to conserve coal and prolong the time that she can remain at sea.)


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30 April 1923

At sea.

Lat -13.0, Long 12.2

8.0am: Pos. 12 19.5S, 12 09.5E.

Kroomen striking down coal from upper deck.

Hands employed making upper bridge awning and refitting whaler’s sailing gear.

8.0pm: Pos. 13 51.5S, 11 56E.



LOGS FOR MAY 1923

(Walvis Bay, Lobito and St Paul de Loanda)


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1 May 1923

At sea.

Lat -15.6, Long 11.4

8.0am: Pos. 15 04S, 11 32E.

7.23 am: A/c to investigate piece of wreckage. Stopped.

7.44am: Proceeded.

8.0pm: Pos. 16 23S, 11 25E.


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2 May 1923

At sea.

Lat -17.5, Long 11.3

8.0am: Pos. 17 16.5S, 11 22E.

8.0pm: Pos. 18 12.5S, 11 33.5E.


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3 May 1923

At sea.

Lat -19.7, Long 12.3

8.0am: Pos. 19 17S, 12 06E.

8.0pm: Pos. 20 17.8S, 12 42.8E.


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4 May 1923

At sea.

Lat -21.8, Long 13.6

8.0am: Pos. 21 10S, 13 16E.

8.0pm: Pos. 21 56S, 13 49E.


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5 May 1923

At sea to Walvis Bay.

Lat -22.8, Long 14.5

8.0am: Pos. 22 36.7S, 14 14.5E.

1.35pm: Anchored in Walvis Bay.

Drew fires in both boilers.

Paid monthly allowance.


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6 May 1923

Walvis Bay.

Lat -22.9, Long 14.5

Sunday routine.

8.0am: Dressed ship on anniversary of accession of HM The King.

5.0pm: Undressed ship.


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7 May 1923

Walvis Bay.

Lat -22.9, Long 14.5

8.0am: Raised steam in one boiler.

Completed with coal.

12 noon: Fired salute of 21 guns on anniversary of accession of HM The King (presumably it isn’t done to fire this salute on a Sunday).


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8 May 1923

Walvis Bay and at sea towards Lobito.

Lat -22.9, Long 14.5

In am: One AB discharged to Colonial Hospital, Swakopmund.

12 noon: Raised steam on both boilers.

6.13pm: Weighed, cleared foul anchor and proceeded.

8.0pm: Pos. 22 45.5S, 14 23.5E.


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9 May 1923

At sea.

Lat -21.2, Long 13.2

1.0am: Sounded, 60 fms. Set main staysail.

7.0am: Sounded, 70 fms. Hoisted fore staysail.

8.0am: Pos. 21 37S, 13 27.5E.

8.0pm: Pos. 20 09.5S, 12 32E.


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10 May 1923

At sea.

Lat -18.5, Long 11.3

8.0am: Pos. 18 50.5S, 11 45.5E.

8.0pm: Pos. 17 25.5S, 11 17E.


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11 May 1923

At sea.

Lat -15.2, Long 11.4

8.0am: Pos. 15 47S, 11 23E.

In am: Exercised “general quarters”. 2 pdr guns to drill.

8.0pm: Pos. 14 13S, 11 48E.


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12 May 1923

At sea to Lobito.

Lat -12.5, Long 13.0

8.0am: Pos. 12 51.5S, 12 34E.

5.0pm: Rounded Lobito spit.

5.30pm: Secured alongside pier.

Drew fire in one boiler.


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13 May 1923

Lobito.

Lat -12.34, Long 13.56

7.30am: Cast off from jetty to anchor.

Let fires die out.

In pm: Swimming party landed.


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14 May 1923

Lobito.

Lat -12.34, Long 13.56

In am: Hands hauling up and ranging starboard cable for survey.

HE the Governor of Benguela visited.

Fired salute of 15 guns on departure of same.


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15 May 1923

Lobito.

Lat -12.34, Long 13.56

In am: Hands employed washing down aloft, repairing awnings and cleaning out chain locker.


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16 May 1923

Lobito.

Lat -12.34, Long 13.56

In am: Hands washing down aloft and repairing awnings.

In pm: Hands painting whaler.


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17 May 1923

Lobito.

Lat -12.34, Long 13.56

In am: Hands repairing awnings, painting whaler, surveying cable and oiling wires.


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18 May 1923

Lobito.

Lat -12.34, Long 13.56

Hands employed striking down starboard cable, painting and fetching water from shore.


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19 May 1923

Lobito.

Lat -12.34, Long 13.56


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20 May 1923

Lobito.

Lat -12.34, Long 13.56


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21 May 1923

Lobito.

Lat -12.34, Long 13.56

Hands fetching water from shore. (Dwarf needs 3 - 4 tons a day, so quite a lot of work ferrying it in barrels.)


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22 May 1923

Lobito.

Lat -12.34, Long 13.56

Hands painting gun covers, refitting cutter's falls and drawing water from shore.


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23 May 1923

Lobito.

Lat -12.34, Long 13.56

Hands surveying canvas gear, restowing the canvas room and cleaning the fresh water tanks.

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24 May 1923

Lobito.

Lat -12.34, Long 13.56

Dressed ship in celebration of Empire Day.

Raised steam in one boiler.

Hands employed ferrying water in cutter.


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25 May 1923

Lobito.

Lat -12.34, Long 13.56

4.0pm: Weighed and proceeded alongside SS Clan MacInnes* at Lobito jetty for water.

* (Clan MacInnes, the second of three Clan Line ships of this name, 1920, 4,672 tons, sold in 1947 and renamed San George.)


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26 May 1923

Lobito and at sea towards St Paul de Loanda.

Lat -11.7, Long 13.3

1.0am: Raised steam in both boilers.

6.15am: Cast off SS Clan MacInnes and proceeded out of harbour.

Dressed ship with mast head flags on occasion of the birthday of HM The Queen.

8.0am: Pos. 12 10S, 13 35E.

8.0pm: Pos. 10 47S, 13 06E.


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27 May 1923

At sea to St Paul de Loanda.

Lat -8.83, Long 13.2

8.0am: Pos. 9 10S, 12 49.5E.

8.30am: Cape Lombo LH S84E (m).

1.50pm: Anchored, St Paul de Loanda.

Drew fires in one boiler.

Coal lighter secured alongside.


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28 May 1923

St Paul de Loanda.

Lat -8.83, Long 13.2

Coaling. Received 110 tons.


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29 May 1923

St Paul de Loanda and at sea towards Lagos.

Lat -8.83, Long 13.2

Hands cleaning boats and painting canvas gear.

8.45pm: Weighed and proceeded out of harbour.

9.30pm: Dantas LV S31W(m) 1.8m.


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30 May 1923

At sea.

Lat -7.2, Long 12.3

8.0am: Pos. 7 38S, 12 32.5E.

8.0pm: Pos. 6 22S, 11 42E.


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31 May 1923

At sea.

Lat -4.7, Long 10.4

8.0am: Pos. 5 06S, 10 52E.

8.0pm: Pos. 3 47S, 9 50.5E.



LOGS FOR JUNE 1923

(At sea to and at Lagos)

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1 June 1923

At sea.

Lat -2.4, Long 8.7

8.0am: Pos. 2 28S, 8 59E.

In am: Dropped target for aiming rifle, 3 pdr and pom-pom practice.

8.0pm: Pos. 1 23S, 8 08E.


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2 June 1923

At sea.

Lat 0.4, Long 7.2

8.0am: Pos. 0 06N, 7 26E.

8.0am: Dressed ship with mast head flags on the occasion of the birthday of HM the King.

1.0pm: Sighted San Thome I. WSW.

8.0pm: Pos. 1 24N, 6 31E.


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3 June 1923

At sea.

Lat 3.0, Long 5.4

7.55am: Stopped for 20 minutes to adjust steering chains.

8.0am: Pos. 2 26N, 5 40E.

8.0pm: Pos. 3 56N, 4 52E.


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4 June 1923

At sea to Lagos.

Lat 5.7, Long 3.9

8.0am: Pos. 5 21N, 4 6.5E.

Marines’ guns’ crew to 4" gun drill (by tradition, the marines work the after gun turret).

2.20pm: Commenced steam trial 250 revs.

4.20pm: Steam trial completed.

5.40pm: Stoped at Fairway buoy to pick up pilot.

6.0pm: Passed breakwater.

6.30pm: Anchored in No 1 anchorage in the Pool.

HMS Thistle in harbour.

One AB (QO) joined ship (a quarter officer, i.e. trained to control the firing of one or more guns).


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5 June 1923

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4

8.0am: Hands preparing for towing target. Target alongside. Cleared for action.

9.00am: Weighed and proceeded out of harbour, HMS Thistle in company.

Veered target to 300 fms. Co and speed as req for OOQ (officer of quarters) firing by HMS Thistle and for battle practice.

11.34am: Stopped and transferred target to HMS Thistle.

Course and speed as required for one run of battle practice and one run OOQ control.

2.15pm: Opened fire.

2.22pm: Ceased fire, BP run.

2.43pm: Opened fire.

2.51pm: Ceased fire, OOQ control run.

4.0pm: Passed breakwater.

4.45pm: Anchored off Marine Wharf.

7.0pm: Shifted billet, secured stern to buoy and let go both anchors.


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6 June 1923

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4

In am: Hands spreading foc’sle and quarter deck awnings and taughtening cables.

11.30am: HMS Thistle secured alongside.


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7 June 1923

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4

Let fires die out.

Hands cleaning provision holds.


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8 June 1923

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4

In am: One Armourer’s crew left ship for passage to England.

In pm: Regatta between HMS’ Thistle and Dwarf. (Usually pulling boats rather than sailing, but an opportunity to vie for bragging rights, some discreet gambling and a great deal of fun. Crack crews were assembled for the larger boats, but all hands were expected to take part and the cooks pulling the dinghy and the efforts of the “jollies” as the marines are called, were always a highlight.)


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9 June 1923

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4

In am: Hands turning out and lowering boats.

Regatta between HMS’ Dwarf and Thistle.


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10 June 1923

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4

Sunday routine.

3.0pm: French sloop Cassiopée arrived.


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11 June 1923

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4

7.0am: SS Lagos secured alongside with stores. Hands provisioning and storing ship.

2.0pm: SS Lagos cast off. Hands striking down stores.


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12 June 1923

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4

Hands striking down stores.


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13 June 1923

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4

Hands employed on pattern VII target.


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14 June 1923

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4

In pm: Water lighter asecured alongside.

French sloop Cassiopée left.


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15 June 1923

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4

10.45am: HMS Thistle left for Libreville.


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16 June 1923

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4

In am: Seaman exercised at rifle drill.

12 noon: French sloop "Cassiopée" arrived after explosion on board and with two compartments flooded. Anchored in pool with three seamen killed. Half masted colours.

4.0pm: Landed firing party and mourners for funeral of three French seamen.


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17 June 1923

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4

In pm: Landed firing party and mourners for funeral of fourth French seaman.


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18 June 1923

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4

1.0pm: Hands sloping awnings and passing frapping lines (in very heavy rain and a force 5 wind. Frapping lines go over the awnings to prevent them from being blown away).

In pm: Completed with coal. Received 146 tons.


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19 June 1923

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4

in am: Hands cleaning paintwork and pumping out cable lockers.


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20 June 1923

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4


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21 June 1923

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4


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22 June 1923

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4

8.0am: Dressed ship on anniversary of the Coronation of HM the King.

12 noon: Fired salute of 21 guns.

5.0pm: Undressed ship.


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23 June 1923

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4


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24 June 1923

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4

Sunday routine.


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25 June 1923

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4

7.0am: Let fires die out.

8.0am: Party for Ibadan left ship with three days leave.

Kroomen provisioning ship from lighter.


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26 June 1923

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4

Hands making and repairing awnings and painting in batteries.


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27 June 1923

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4


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28 June 1923

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4

5.0pm: Party from Ibadan returned.

6.0pm: Hands frapping awnings (force 6 and heavy rain).


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29 June 1923

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4


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30 June 1923

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4

4.0pm: Raised steam in one boiler.



LOGS FOR JULY 1923

(Lagos, Port Harcourt, Lagos and at sea)


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1 July 1923

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4

6.30am: Hands cleaning ship. Raised steam in steam cutter.

9.0am: RC church party landed, divisions, prayers.

Leave to starboard watch, 1.30pm to 8.0pm.

1.30pm: Landed libertymen.

4.0pm: Evening quarters.

8.0pm: Libertymen returned (landed in log).

Drew fires in steam boat.

9.0pm: Rounds correct.

(Typical Sunday routine in port).


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2 July 1923

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4

In am: Hands fitting new whaler's falls and refitting bridge screens.

In pm: Hands paid quarterly settlement.


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3 July 1923

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4

Hands painting funnel and on QD.


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4 July 1923

Lagos and at sea towards Port Harcourt.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4

12 noon: Raised steam in both boilers.

6.0pm: Weighed and let go stern wires. Proceeded out of harbour.

6.48pm: At Fairway buoy.

8.0pm: 6 15.5N, 3 28.5E.


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5 July 1923

At sea.

Lat 5.1, Long 4.6

1.05am: Stopped port engine. Air pump broken down.

2.21am: Proceeded.

8.0am: Pos. 5 14N, 4 21E.

In am: Hands refitting lower boom guys and painting steam cutter.

4.0pm: Read warrant No 2.

8.0pm: Pos. 4 34N, 5 17.3E


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6 July 1923

At sea to Port Harcourt (Nigeria).

Lat 4.4, Long 7.1 (approx)

1.0am: Sighted Formosa Lt ENE.

8.0am: Pos. 4 06N, 6 34E.

11.35am: At Fairway buoy, Bonny river. Course and speed as required to cross bar and proceed up river to Port Harcourt.

1.25pm: Slowed off Bonny to communicate with signal station.

1.30pm: Proceeded up river.

3.40pm: Stopped off Dawes I. Picked up pilot.

5.15pm: Anchored off Port Harcourt.

Let fires die out in one boiler.


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7 July 1923

Port Harcourt.

Lat 4.73, Long 7.1


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8 July 1923

Port Harcourt.

Lat 4.73, Long 7.1


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9 July 1923

Port Harcourt.

Lat 4.73, Long 7.1

Hands employed fuzing shell, refitting fenders and painting.


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10 July 1923

Port Harcourt.

Lat 4.73, Long 7.1

Hands employed fuzing shell, refitting fenders and painting.


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11 July 1923

Port Harcourt.

Lat 4.73, Long 7.1

Hands refitting fenders and painting funnel.


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12 July 1923

Port Harcourt and at sea towards Lagos.

Lat 4.7, Long 7.1

4.0am: Raised steam in both boilers.

10.0am: Pilot arrived on board.

10.10am: Weighed and proceeded down Bonny River.

11.40am: Pilot disembarked off Dawes I.

2.20pm: Off Bonny Town, stopped for telegram.

2.25pm: Proceeded, course and speed as required for crossing Bonny Bar.

4.07pm: At Bonny Bar buoy, C S47W(m).

8.0pm: Pos. 4 04.7N, 6 43.5E.

10.30pm: Formosa Lt N40W.


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13 July 1923

At sea.

Lat 4.7, Long 5.2

8.0am: Pos. 4 21N, 5 34E.

8.0pm: Pos. 5 30N, 4 30E.

4.20pm: Started steam trial 260 revs (achieving a speed of 9.8 knots).

6.20pm: Completed steam trial 180 revs.


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14 July 1923

At sea to Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4

5.25am: Sighted Lagos Lt N35W.

7.17am: Passed breakwater.

8.0am: Anchored in Lagos harbour.

One AB and one Marine joined ship.

3.0pm: Secured stern to buoy and let go starboard anchor. Tug towing stern round.

Drew fires in one boiler.


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15 July 1923

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4

Sunday routine.


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16 July 1923

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4

Hands fitting awning curtains and red leading steering chains.


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17 July 1923

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4

In am: Exercised “general quarters”.


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18 July 1923

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4

Coaling from lighters. Received 135 tons.


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19 July 1923

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4


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20 July 1923

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4

In am: Hands supplying rifles and equipment. Landed every available man for drill.


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21 July 1923

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4


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22 July 1923

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4

Sunday routine. Read Articles of War.


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23 July 1923

Lagos.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4

Coaling from lighters. Received 60 tons.


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24 July 1923

Lagos and at sea towards Sierra Leone.

Lat 6.44, Long 3.4

In am: Discharged one AB to Colonial hospital.

One Krooman discharged to shore.

12 noon: Raised steam in both boilers.

2.45pm: Weighed and proceeded.

3.45pm: At Fairway buoy, course S83W(m).

8.0pm: Pos. 6 11.5N, 2 58.2E.


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25 July 1923

At sea.

Lat 5.7, Long 1.2

8.0am: Pos. 5 44.7N, 1 40E.

In am. Hands cleaning ship and striking down coal.

Hands fitting new catting pendant (a tackle that brings the anchor to a cathead as was then the practice) and washing down quarter deck.

1.43pm: Sighted Cape St Paul LH N4W(m).

8.0pm: Pos. 5 27.2N, 0 24.5E.


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26 July 1923

At sea.

Lat 4.7, Long -1.3

8.0am: Pos. 5 02.7N, 0 46.5W.

Hands refitting catting pendant, painting gun covers and striking down coal.

3.40pm: Sighted Cape Three Points N77W.

8.0pm: Pos. 4 40.5N, 2 10.5W.


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27 July 1923

At sea.

Lat 4.4, Long -3.5

8.0am: Pos. 4 33N, 3 16W.

In am: Exercised “general quarters”.

In pm: Exercised “ abandon ship” stations.

8.0pm: Pos. 4 19N, 4 14W.


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28 July 1923

At sea.

Lat 4.2, Long -5.7

8.0am: Pos. 4 14N, 5 19W.

8.0pm: Pos. 4 13.5N, 6 28.5W


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29 July 1923

At sea.

Lat 4.3, Long -7.9

8.0am: Pos. 4 16N, 7 30W.

9.0am: Cape Palmas bearing NNW.

10.30am: Cape Palmas abeam 5.8 miles.

8.0pm: Pos. 4 32N, 8 44W


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30 July 1923

At sea.

Lat 5.5, Long -10.3

8.0am: Pos. 5 11N, 9 56W.

In pm: Cleared ship for action, exercised “general quarters”. Darkened ship

8.0pm: Pos. 6 01N, 11 10W.


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31 July 1923

At sea.

Lat 7.4, Long -13.1

8.0am: Pos. 6 48N, 12 20W.

8.0pm: Pos. 7 47N, 13 58.5W.



LOGS FOR AUGUST 1923

(Freetown, Konakri, Bathurst, Dakar and at sea towards Las Palmas)


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1 August 1923

At sea to Freetown.

Lat 8.6, Long -13.3 (approx)

8.0am: Visibility ¾ mile. Anchored in 10 fms.

11.57am: Weighed.

12.18pm: Proceeded.

2.30pm: Passed Sierra Leone LH.

3.20pm: Anchored off Freetown.

Let fires die out.


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2 August 1923

Freetown

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Completed with coal from lighters, received 125 tons.

One Krooman and one Krooman OS2 discharged to shore.


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3 August 1923

Freetown.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

12.30pm: Hands paid monthly advance.

Discharged one AB to hospital.


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4 August 1923

Freetown.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2


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5 August 1923

Freetown.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Sunday routine.


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6 August 1923

Freetown.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

In am: Landed swimming party. Hands refitting dinghy falls and cleaning out cutter.


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7 August 1923

Freetown.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2


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8 August 1923

Freetown.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

In am: Landed non-swimmers party.

One AB rejoined ship from Colonial Hospital.

Lewis guns’ crews to drill.


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9 August 1923

Freetown.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

In am: Landed Lewis guns’ crews for exercise on the range.

Landed non-swimming party.

Hands holystoning boat deck and repairing awnings.


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10 August 1923

Freetown.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

In am: Landed non-swimming party and diving party.

Hands securing ship for sea.

Raised steam in one boiler.

Discharged nine Kroomen to shore.


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11 August 1923

Freetown to Konakri.

Lat 9.0, Long -13.8

1.0am: Raised steam in both boilers.

6.20am: Weighed and proceeded. Course N54W(m).

8.0am: Pos. 8 36.5N, 13 23W.

3.25pm: Stopped off Konakri LH.

3.33pm: Proceeded.

3.45pm: Anchored.

Drew fires in one boiler.


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12 August 1923

Konakri (French Guinea, then part of French West Africa).

Lat 9.5, Long -13.7

Sunday routine.


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13 August 1923

Konakri.

Lat 9.5, Long -13.7

11.0am: Lt Governor of French Guinea visited. Fired 15 gun salute.


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14 August 1923

Konakri.

Lat 9.5, Long -13.7

Hands rigging target and chipping paintwork.


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15 August 1923

Konakri and at sea towards Bathurst.

Lat 9.5, Long -13.7

In am: Hands securing for sea, clearing foc’sle for action and placing searchlight on fore bridge.

Raised steam in both boilers

2.50pm: Weighed, cleared foul anchor and proceeded out of harbour.

4.0pm: Cleared quarterdeck for action.

6.35pm: Stopped, dropped target and carried out 1" aiming rifle practice for 4" guns.

8.0pm: Pos. 9 32.2N, 14 02W.


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16 August 1923

At sea.

Lat 10.1, Long -15.8

8.0am: Pos. 9 57.5N, 15 22W.

8.0pm: Pos. 10 21.5N, 16 36.5W.


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17 August 1923

At sea.

Lat 11.6, Long -17.6

8.0am: Pos. 11 12N, 17 35W.

4.40pm: Passed SS Kenilworth Castle bound south.

8.0pm: Pos. 12 44.5N, 17 32.5W.


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18 August 1923

At sea to Bathurst.

Lat 13.5, Long -16.6

8.0am: Pos. 13 35N, 16 52W.

8.17am: At Fairway buoy, entered Gambia River.

11.05am: Anchored, Bathurst.


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19 August 1923

Bathurst.

Lat 13.5, Long -16.6

Sunday routine.


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20 August 1923

Bathurst.

Lat 13.5, Long -16.6


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21 August 1923

Bathurst.

Lat 13.5, Long -16.6


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22 August 1923

Bathurst.

Lat 13.5, Long -16.6


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23 August 1923

Bathurst.

Lat 13.5, Long -16.6

In am: Raised steam for slow speed.

Hands chipping funnel and refitting jiggers (light tackles consisting of a double and single block used for many small purposes onboard).


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24 August 1923

Bathurst.

Lat 13.5, Long -16.6


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25 August 1923

Bathurst and at sea towards Dakar.

Lat 13.5, Long -16.6

In am: Hands preparing for sea.

Raised steam in both boilers.

2.35pm: Weighed and proceeded down river.

5.0pm: At Fairway buoy. Course N71W(m) 180 revs.

6.35pm: Stopped and dropped target. General quarters. Carried out 3 runs of full calibre with 4", 3 pdr and 2 pdr guns.

7.55pm: Picked up target. Proceeded N70W.


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26 August 1923

At sea to Dakar.

Lat 14.7, Long -17.4

3.23am: Cape Verde Lt N6E(m).

3.49am: Cape Manuel Lt N16E(m).

8.45am: Entered Dakar harbour, fired salute of 21 guns and secured to buoy.

4.0pm: British Consul General visited, fired salute of 11 guns.


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27 August 1923

Dakar.

Lat 14.7, Long -17.4

Hands employed embarking sand and repairing awnings.

Coaling from lighters. Received 115 tons.


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28 August 1923

Dakar.

Lat 14.7, Long -17.4

Raised steam in one boiler.


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29 August 1923

Dakar and at sea towards Las Palmas.

Lat 14.8, Long -17.7

4.0am: Raised steam in both boilers.

9.0am: Slipped and proceeded out of harbour.

8.0pm: Pos. 15 39.5N, 17 43W.


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30 August 1923

At sea.

Lat 17.6, Long -17.7

7.0am: Passed SS Abinsi bound south.

8.0am: Pos. 17 09N, 17 50.5W.

Hands repairing whaler’s sail and washing paintwork.

8.0pm: Pos. 18 30N, 17 41W.


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31 August 1923

At sea.

Lat 20.6, Long -17.9

8.0am: Pos. 20 02.3N, 17 53W.

4.0pm: Passed SS Ceramic bound south.

8.0pm: Pos. 21 27N, 17 45.5W.



LOGS FOR SEPTEMBER 1923

(At sea to Las Palmas and Gibraltar for paying off)


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1 September 1923

At sea.

Lat 22.6, Long -17.4

8.0am: Pos. 22 20N, 17 24W.

8.0pm: Pos. 23 05N, 17 18W.


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2 September 1923

At sea.

Lat 24.0, Long -17.1

8.0am: Pos. 23 49.5N, 17 02W.

8.0pm: Pos. 24 26N, 16 53W.


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3 September 1923

At sea.

Lat 25.2, Long -16.5

8.0am: Pos. 25 04N, 16 36.5W.

8.0pm: Pos. 25 43.5N, 16 14W.


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4 September 1923

At sea.

Lat 26.8, Long -16.0

8.0am: Pos. 26 29N, 16 13.5W.

8.0pm: Pos. 27 17N, 15 41W.

9.40pm: Las Palomas Lt N20E.


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5 September 1923

At sea to Las Palmas.

Lat 28.13, Long -15.42

7.40am: Sighted Las Palmas NNW 4 miles.

8.30am: Fired national salute of 21 guns.

Pilot boarded.

8.45am: Anchored.

9.0am: Secured stern to buoy.

Coaling, received 130 tons.


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6 September 1923

Las Palmas.

Lat 28.13, Long -15.42

Let fires die out.


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7 September 1923

Las Palmas.

Lat 28.13, Long -15.42


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8 September 1923

Las Palmas.

Lat 28.13, Long -15.42


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9 September 1923

Las Palmas.

Lat 28.13, Long -15.42

Sunday routine.

Hands mustered by open list.


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10 September 1923

Las Palmas.

Lat 28.13, Long -15.42

Hands employed provisioning ship.


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11 September 1923

Las Palmas.

Lat 28.13, Long -15.42


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12 September 1923

Las Palmas.

Lat 28.13, Long -15.42


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13 September 1923

Las Palmas.

Lat 28.13, Long -15.42

Hands unfuzing shell and chipping paintwork. Marines mustering bags.


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14 September 1923

Las Palmas.

Lat 28.13, Long -15.42

Raised steam in one boiler.


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15 September 1923

Las Palmas and at sea towards Gibraltar.

Lat 28.3, Long -15.2

9.30am: Weighed and proceeded.

8.0pm: 28 57N, 14 24W.


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16 September 1923

At sea.

Lat 30.4, Long -12.8

8.0am: Pos. 30 03N, 12 11W.

8.0pm: Pos. 31 00N, 12 03W.


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17 September 1923

At sea.

Lat 32.3, Long -10.5

8.0am: Pos. 31 57N, 10 58W.

8.0pm: Pos. 33 03.5N, 9 32W.

11.59pm: Mazagan Lt S61E(m) 30 miles.


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18 September 1923

At sea.

Lat 34.4, Long -7.8

8.0am: Pos. 34 02N, 8 16.5W.

8.0pm: Pos. 35 10N, 6 50.5W.

4.07 am: Mazagan Lt S(m) 28 miles.


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19 September 1923

At sea to Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

12.48am: Cap Spartel Lt N75E(m).

3.40am: Malabata Lt S79E(m).

10.05am: Secured to North side Gun wharf, Gibraltar. Hands disembarking ammunition.

Let fires die out.

4.0pm: Finished disembarking ammunition. Cast off from Gun wharf with tug and secured to coaling wharf.


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20 September 1923

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

Hands employed un-coaling ship, 74 tons.


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21 September 1923

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

Cast off from coaling wharf in tow of tug. Secured alongside Main wharf.

Hands employed taking all boats to boat shed.


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22 September 1923

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

One Ldg Seaman discharged to hospital.

Landed swimming party


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23 September 1923

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

Sunday. Church parties landed.

Landed swimming party.


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24 September 1923

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

Hands employed disembarking stores.

Landed swimming party.


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25 September 1923

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

Hands employed returning paymaster's stores.


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26 September 1923

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

Hands employed disembarking ordnance stores and canvas gear.


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27 September 1923

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

Hands returning boatswain's stores.

Dutch submarine depot ship Pellican and three submarines arrived.


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28 September 1923

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

In am: Hands employed furling and returning awnings.

12 noon: Ship's company medically inspected.

In pm: Hands transporting victualling stores and mess gear to dock quarters.

4.0pm: Ship's company left for HMS Cormorant. Hands re-commissioning left for dock quarters.

HMS Dwarf being sealed for fumigation.


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29 September 1923

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

8.0am: HMS Dwarf paid off.


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