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Hired yacht as MLADA (ex-SEMIRAMIS). Built 1900, 1792grt/1797TM. In service from 18.9.18, purchased 3.19, renamed ALACRITY 7.19. Served on China Station. Sold 1926. Served as ALACRITY in WW2. (British Warships 1914-1919)

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Notes:

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

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

Editor’s notes:

The task of editing this log has been greatly facilitated by the efforts of the volunteers who maintain websites packed with information on ships and personnel. https://www.wikipedia.org/ is of course invaluable, particularly strong on US Navy ships. http://www.clydesite.co.uk/ and http://www.tynebuiltships.co.uk/index.html have informed me on many vessels at a time when British shipyards provided most of the world’s shipping. http://historicalrfa.org has all we need to know about fleet auxiliaries, http://www.theshipslist.com is invaluable for passenger and cargo steamers and http://navypedia.org/ is the place to go for obscure warships of one hundred years ago. http://www.photoship.co.uk is a delight, http://www.dreadnoughtproject.org is the place for potted biographies of senior officers and http://www.geographic.org is the first port of call to find out where those ports are. Finally, where would we be without lighthouses and http://www.trinityhouse.co.uk, http://wlol.arlhs.com/ and https://www.unc.edu/~rowlett/lighthouse/index.htm are endlessly informative on this fascinating topic. To those responsible for these wonderful resources, heartfelt thanks and appreciation. All who are fascinated by vessels that no longer leave a wake on the ocean and sailors who have downed their last tot, are greatly in your debt.

The entry for each day is a precis of the actual log page, but occasionally a full day’s entry is recorded to convey the flavour of a quiet day in port. Those who wish to know when the libertymen were landed and what the weather was like on a particular day can of course refer to the actual page by clicking on the link above the date. The second line of each day’s entry is the position at noon in decimal format, either taken from the log or the known co-ordinates of a port. When neither of these is available, I have deduced feasible positions from other information with the help of Journey Plotter and these are marked (approx).

THE VOYAGES OF HMS ALACRITY 1921-1922
(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 BOOKJULY 9th 1921 TO JUNE 28th 1922


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Cover of original log book, July 9th 1921 to June 28th 1922.

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Above three pages blank.


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Title Page.


HMS ALACRITY

Commander Percy R Stevens, DSO, RN.

Tonnage (displacement) 3,000.

Length 341’ 3.

Breadth 36’ 3.


Engines by Scott and Co., Greenock.

IHP, 3,000 natural draft, 3,500 forced draft.

Vertical triple expansion four cylinder, placed in ship 1900.


Main boilers by Scotts, cylindrical doubled ended return tube.

Aux. boilers by Richardson, Westgarth and Co, Blakes patent type.

All installed 1900.


Propellers by Scotts, twin screw 3 bladed, CI boss, bronze blades, condition good.


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Printed page of instructions for logkeepers.

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Specification page.

Complement: 8 officers, 40 seamen, 10 marines, 42 engine room, 16 others, total 116.

Mercurial barometer MOA 649, 24’ asl.

Air thermometers: Negretti and Zambra, Nos 25827 and 25792.

Sea thermometer: Negretti and Zambra, No 25828.


Armament: four Hotchkiss 3 pdrs.


Boats: One 16’ skiff, one 27’ whaler, one 30’ gig, one 32’ cutter and three motor boats, one 30’, one 25’ and one 20’.


Draught fully loaded, 17’ 6” for’d, 18’ 6” aft.

Other miscellaneous information on bunkerage, compass deviation etc.

Signed Lt FE Chevallier RN, Navigating Officer.


THE VOYAGES OF HMS ALACRITY
China Station Operations

JP map Alacrity China

LOGS FOR JULY 1921

(Wei-hai-wei)


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9 July 1921

Wei-hai-wei.

Lat 37.48, Long 122.18

6.0am: Hands scrub upper deck.

6.15am: Target party left ship.

8.0am: 5th LCS (Light Cruiser Squadron) proceeded.

9.0am: HMS Marazion and submarine flotilla proceeded.

12 noon: Marazion and submarines returned.

1.0pm: Cruiser squadron returned.

Hands to make and mend.


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10 July 1921

Wei-hai-wei.

Lat 37.48, Long 122.18

Sunday routine. Church parties landed.


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11 July 1921

Wei-hai-wei.

Lat 37.48, Long 122.18

9.0am: Competitors and working party for fleet sports landed.

11.45am: Working party returned.

5.30pm: Submarine L33 arrived from Hong Kong.


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12 July 1921

Wei-hai-wei.

Lat 37.48, Long 122.18

1.15pm: Landed patrol and sports competitors.


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13 July 1921

Wei-hai-wei.

Lat 37.48, Long 122.18

6.0am: HMS Cairo left.

9.0am: OD (ordinary seaman) training class to HMS Hawkins.


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14 July 1921

Wei-hai-wei.

Lat 37.48, Long 122.18

8.20am: HMS Marazion with submarines L2, L3, and L9 proceeded.

Training class to HMS Hawkins.

1.35pm: Marazion and submarines returned.


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15 July 1921

Wei-hai-wei.

Lat 37.48, Long 122.18

8.45am: Submarines L1, L2 and L19 proceeded

11.15am: Submarines returned.

1.30pm: OD training class to HMS Hawkins.

4.40pm: Foremost fall of whaler carried away. Hands employed refloating whaler.


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16 July 1921

Wei-hai-wei.

Lat 37.48, Long 122.18

11.0am: One LS (leading seaman) discharged to hospital.

Hands refitting whaler’s falls.


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17 July 1921

Wei-hai-wei.

Lat 37.48, Long 122.18

Sunday routine. RC church party landed, C of E party to HMS Hawkins.


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18 July 1921

Wei-hai-wei.

Lat 37.48, Long 122.18

Range party landed, training classes to HMS Hawkins.


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19 July 1921

Wei-hai-wei.

Lat 37.48, Long 122.18

Range party landed.

OS (also ordinary seaman) training class to HMS Hawkins.

9.35am: HMS Magnolia left.

Submarines L1, L9 and L33 proceeded.

HMS Marazion proceeded.

In pm: Marazion and submarines returned.


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20 July 1921

Wei-hai-wei.

Lat 37.48, Long 122.18

9.0am: HMS Marazion with submarines L1 and L3 proceeded.

Training class to HMS Hawkins, remainder of hands clearing sail room.

12 noon: Marazion and submarines returned.

2.0pm: Marazion left.

9.20pm: Marazion returned.


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21 July 1921

Wei-hai-wei.

Lat 37.48, Long 122.18

6.30am: HMS Marazion left.

7.40am: Marazion returned.

12 noon: Flag of C-in-C (VA Duff) transfered from HMS Hawkins to Alacrity. Cdr Halifax, Pay Lt Elliott, one Writer and two Signalmen joined temporarily during the absence of HMS Hawkins (presumably the C-in-C’s staff).

6.0pm: Hawkins sailed.


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22 July 1921

Wei-hai-wei.

Lat 37.48, Long 122.18


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23 July 1921

Wei-hai-wei.

Lat 37.48, Long 122.18


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24 July 1921

Wei-hai-wei.

Lat 37.48, Long 122.18

Sunday routine.

10:15am: C of E party to HMS Curlew.


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25 July 1921

Wei-hai-wei.

Lat 37.48, Long 122.18

7.0am: RFA Francol arrived and went alongside RFA Ruthenia.


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26 July 1921

Wei-hai-wei.

Lat 37.48, Long 122.18

In am: Coaled ship from lighters alongside.

Spread all awnings.


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27 July 1921

Wei-hai-wei.

Lat 37.48, Long 122.18


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28 July 1921

Wei-hai-wei.

Lat 37.48, Long 122.18


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29 July 1921

Wei-hai-wei.

Lat 37.48, Long 122.18

10.0am: Submarines L2, L3, L7 and L19 proceeded.

1.0pm: Submarine L20 arrived from Hong Kong.

4.15pm: Submarines returned.

4.30pm: HMS Titania arrived from Hong Kong.


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30 July 1921

Wei-hai-wei.

Lat 37.48, Long 122.18

1.15pm: HMS Carlisle arrived from Hong Kong.

5.0pm: One prisoner for cell punishment came aboard from Carlisle for medical examination


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31 July 1921

Wei-hai-wei.

Lat 37.48, Long 122.18

9.15am: RC's and non-conformist parties landed.

10.10am: C of E party to HMS Curlew.



LOGS FOR AUGUST 1921

(Wei-hai-wei, Chefoo, Peitaiho, Shan-hai-kaan and Wei-hai-wei)


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1 August 1921

Wei-hai-wei.

Lat 37.48, Long 122.18

6.0am: Hands scrub upper deck.

7.50am: Range party landed.

Hands employed scrubbing boats’ gear and as requisite.

11.15am: One LS and one Private RMLI (Royal Marine Light Infantry) returned from hospital.

12.45pm: Paid monthly settlement.

Hands cleaning paintwork etc.

4.0pm: Range party returned.

Leave to port watch, 4.30pm to 9.30pm.

Hands to bathe.

7.45pm: Moored up barge.


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2 August 1921

Wei-hai-wei.

Lat 37.48, Long 122.18

10.30am: PO Horne, Painter, discharged to hospital. (Like other tradesmen, painters come under the heading of Carpenter’s Crew)

6.10pm: Submarines L2, L3 and L19 sailed for Japan.


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3 August 1921

Wei-hai-wei.

Lat 37.48, Long 122.18

9.05am: HMS Ambrose left.

8.0pm: Furled foc’sle awning and set anchor watch. Port anchor ready to let go.

10.45pm: Furled QD (quarterdeck) awning.


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4 August 1921

Wei-hai-wei.

Lat 37.48, Long 122.18

Lt Addington DSC joined from HMS Curlew temporarily for navigational duties.

12 noon: HMS Ambrose and L9 returned to harbour.


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5 August 1921

Wei-hai-wei to Chefoo.

Lat 37.55, Long 121.4

4.20am: Weighed and proceeded.

9.25am: Anchored in Chefoo (now Yantai) harbour. Fired 17 gun salute to the American Admiral. USS Huron fired 17 gun salute to the C-in-C.

11.30am: Saluted British consul with seven guns on leaving ship.


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6 August 1921

Chefoo and at sea towards Peitaiho.

Lat 37.55, Long 121.4

12 noon: Weighed and proceeded.

3.32pm: Ta Chu Shan bg S74W.


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7 August 1921

At sea to Peitaiho.

Lat 39.8, Long 119.45

6.30am: Anchored, Peitaiho


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8 August 1921

Peitaiho to Shan-hai-kaan.

Lat 39.94, Long 119.75 (approx)

10:40am: Weighed and proceeded.

12:55pm: Anchored off Shan-hai-kaan (now Shanhaiguan).

7.45pm: Weighed and proceeded.

8.45pm: Anchored and set anchor watch.

Wind squalls force 6-8 from the SW.


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9 August 1921

Shan-hai-kaan and at sea towards Wei-hai-wei.

Lat 39.4, Long 120.3

7.35am: Weighed and proceeded, course S29E.

8.0am: Pos. 39 55N, 119 52E.

1.35pm: Sighted Lian Ti Shan promontory on port bow.

8.0pm: Pos. 38 30N, 121 12E.


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10 August 1921

At sea to Wei-Hai-Wei.

Lat 37.48, Long 122.18

6.45am: Anchored in A berth, Wei-hai-wei.

3.35pm: HMS Hawkins arrived from Japan.

5.30pm: Cdr Halifax. Pay Lt Elliott, one Writer and two Signalmen discharged to Hawkins.


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11 August 1921

Wei-hai-wei.

Lat 37.48, Long 122.18

11.0am: HMS Marazion arrived.

8.30pm: Watch rig cinema on QD.

9.0pm: Held cinema performance.


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12 August 1921

Wei-hai-wei.

Lat 37.48, Long 122.18

8.0am: HMS Colombo arrived from Japan.

Hands employed cleaning boats and refitting awning lacing.


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13 August 1921

Wei-hai-wei.

Lat 37.48, Long 122.18


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14 August 1921

Wei-hai-wei.

Lat 37.48, Long 122.18

Sunday routine.


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15 August 1921

Wei-hai-wei.

Lat 37.48, Long 122.18

Ord. Seaman training class to HMS Hawkins.


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16 August 1921

Wei-hai-wei.

Lat 37.48, Long 122.18

Ord. Seaman training class to HMS Hawkins.

Hands refitting cutter’s falls and awning lanyards.


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17 August 1921

Wei-hai-wei.

Lat 37.48, Long 122.18

7.45am: Air bedding.

9.0am: HMS’ Carlisle and Curlew proceeded.

OD training class to HMS Hawkins.


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18 August 1921

Wei-hai-wei.

Lat 37.48, Long 122.18

3.0pm: HMS’ Carlisle and Curlew returned to harbour.


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19 August 1921

Wei-hai-wei.

Lat 37.48, Long 122.18

9.0am: HMS’ Carlisle and Curlew proceeded.

10.30am: USS Huron arrived.

12 noon: Carlisle returned.


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20 August 1921

Wei-hai-wei.

Lat 37.48, Long 122.18

9.15am: USS Huron sailed.


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21 August 1921

Wei-hai-wei.

Lat 37.48, Long 122.18

RCs and non-conformists landed.

C of E party to HMS Hawkins.


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22 August 1921

Wei-hai-wei.

Lat 37.48, Long 122.18

8.45am: HMS’ Carlisle and Curlew left for exercises.

Training class to HMS Hawkins.


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23 August 1921

Wei-hai-wei.

Lat 37.48, Long 122.18

Training class to HMS Hawkins.

11.0am: HMS’ Carlisle and Curlew entered harbour.

Hands provisioning ship from lighters.

5.0pm: HMS Ambrose and submarines arrived.


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24 August 1921

Wei-hai-wei.

Lat 37.48, Long 122.18

Marines landed for drill.


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25 August 1921

Wei-hai-wei.

Lat 37.48, Long 122.18

Coaling from lighters.

8.0am: 5th LCS and HMS Marazion proceeded for excercises.

3.15pm: LCS and Marazion returned to harbour.


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26 August 1921

Wei-hai-wei.

Lat 37.48, Long 122.18


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27 August 1921

Wei-hai-wei.

Lat 37.48, Long 122.18


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28 August 1921

Wei-hai-wei.

Lat 37.48, Long 122.18

Sunday routine.

C of E party to HMS Hawkins.


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29 August 1921

Wei-hai-wei.

Lat 37.48, Long 122.18


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30 August 1921

Wei-hai-wei.

Lat 37.48, Long 122.18

10.0am: Let go kedge anchor (presumably to keep the ship in a position to watch the regatta).

Fleet pulling regatta.


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31 August 1921

Wei-hai-wei.

Lat 37.48, Long 122.18

Fleet pulling regatta.

10.0pm: HMS Curlew proceeded.



LOGS FOR SEPTEMBER 1921

(Wei-hai-wei)


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1 September 1921

Wei-hai-wei.

Lat 37.48, Long 122.18

6.15am: Hands unrigged kedge and scrubbed upper deck.

11.10am: HMS Ambrose and submarines L2, L3, L9 and L15 proceeded.


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2 September 1921

Wei-hai-wei.

Lat 37.48, Long 122.18

10.15am: HMS Hollyhock entered harbour.


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3 September 1921

Wei-hai-wei.

Lat 37.48, Long 122.18

10.15am: One Stoker discharged to hospital.


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4 September 1921

Wei-hai-wei.

Lat 37.48, Long 122.18

Sunday routine.


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5 September 1921

Wei-hai-wei.

Lat 37.48, Long 122.18


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6 September 1921

Wei-hai-wei.

Lat 37.48, Long 122.18

Hands employed holystoning upper deck.


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7 September 1921

Wei-hai-wei.

Lat 37.48, Long 122.18


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8 September 1921

Wei-hai-wei.

Lat 37.48, Long 122.18

9.0am: Submarines L1, L19, L20 and L33 proceeded for exercise.

2.30pm: Submarines returned.


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9 September 1921

Wei-hai-wei.

Lat 37.5, Long 122.2 (approx)

8.45am: Weighed and turned. Hoisted flag of C-in-C. Proceeded out of Western entrance to watch submarine firings.

2.25pm: Returned to harbour and anchored. Transferred flag to HMS Hawkins.


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10 September 1921

Wei-hai-wei.

Lat 37.48, Long 122.18

7.30pm: HMS Bluebell entered harbour.

Lt FE Chevallier DSC joined ship

Navigating officer superceded.


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11 September 1921

Wei-hai-wei.

Lat 37.48, Long 122.18

One Stoker rejoined from sick quarters.

Compass deviation table attached.


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12 September 1921

Wei-hai-wei.

Lat 37.48, Long 122.18

Landed range and dental parties.

Swung ship for compass adjustment.


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13 September 1921

Wei-hai-wei.

Lat 37.48, Long 122.18

9.05am: HMS’ Hawkins and Colombo proceeded.

2.0pm: HMS Hollyhock left. Colombo returned.

Read warrant No 1.


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14 September 1921

Wei-hai-wei.

Lat 37.48, Long 122.18

9.0am: L19 and L20 proceeded.

9.50am: HMS Marazion proceeded.

2.50pm: Marazion returned.

3.30pm: Submarines returned.

Read warrant No 2.

Lt/Cdr Curry DSC left ship.


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15 September 1921

Wei-hai-wei.

Lat 37.48, Long 122.18

7.30am: HMS Bluebell left.

C-in-C transferred Flag to Alacrity.

8.45am: HMS Colombo, L1 and L3 left.

9.0am: HMS Hawkins left.

10.0am: HMS Marazion left. Bluebell returned.

Discharged one rating to HMS Hollyhock.

12 noon: HMS Hawkins returned. C-in-C transfered flags to Hawkins.

2.20pm: Colombo returned.

6.0pm: HMS Marazion and submarines returned.


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16 September 1921

Wei-hai-wei.

Lat 37.48, Long 122.18

9.0am: HMS Marazion proceeded.

One stoker rating discharged to hospital.

1.30pm: Two Stoker ratings discharged to RN Sick Quarters for duty.

Marazion returned.

4.10pm: HMS Carlisle shifted berth.

5.0pm: Colours half mast (for the funeral of PO Charles Heather, late of HMS Colombo).


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17 September 1921

Wei-hai-wei.

Lat 37.48, Long 122.18

6.30pm: Furled foc’sle and QD awning.

10.45pm: Set anchor watch. Port anchor ready for letting go. Steam on main engines. Easterly winds f5-6, veering Southerly.


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18 September 1921

Wei-hai-wei.

Lat 37.48, Long 122.18

Strong NE’ly winds all day, rising to gale force 8 in pm.

10.0am: Furled saloon deck awning.


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19 September 1921

Wei-hai-wei.

Lat 37.48, Long 122.18

Wind backed to North.

Cutter and whaler crews away sailing in pm, NW’ly 4-5 (so some entertaining sailing in open boats with no keel!).


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20 September 1921

Wei-hai-wei.

Lat 37.48, Long 122.18

5.30pm: HMS Marazion left.

6.30pm: Marazion returned.

Cutter and whaler crews away sailing

One SPO (Stoker Petty Officer) discharged to HMS Colombo.


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21 September 1921

Wei-hai-wei.

Lat 37.48, Long 122.18

5.15am: HMS Marazion left.

6.0am: Respread awnings.

7.15am: Marazion returned.

In pm: Held fleet sailing regatta.


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22 September 1921

Wei-hai-wei.

Lat 37.48, Long 122.18

5.0am: HMS Marazion left.

8.0am: HMS’ Hawkins and Carlisle proceded. C-in-C transfered Flag to Alacrity.

9.15am: C-in-C transferred flag to HMS Colombo. Colombo proceeded.

3.45pm: Hawkins and Colombo returned to harbour.

4.10pm: Carlisle returned to harbor

5.0pm: Marazion returned.

6.0pm: HMS Hollyhock and Bluebell returned.


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23 September 1921

Wei-hai-wei.

Lat 37.48, Long 122.18

8.0am: One LS joined ship from HMS Hawkins.

9.0am: HMS Bluebell left.

10.0pm: HMS Carlisle left.


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24 September 1921

Wei-hai-wei.

Lat 37.48, Long 122.18

In am: Held fleet sailing obstacle race for cutters and whalers.

11.0am: Four Stokers rejoined ship.

Held sailing race for C-in-C's cup.


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25 September 1921

Wei-hai-wei.

Lat 37.48, Long 122.18

Sunday routine.

3.15pm: Furled foc’sle awning.


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26 September 1921

Wei-hai-wei.

Lat 37.48, Long 122.18

4.0am: Set anchor watch. Raised steam for slow speed.

4.0pm: Reverted to usual notice for steam.


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27 September 1921

Wei-hai-wei.

Lat 37.48, Long 122.18


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28 September 1921

Wei-hai-wei.

Lat 37.48, Long 122.18


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29 September 1921

Wei-hai-wei.

Lat 37.48, Long 122.18

Blacksmith from HMS Hawkins came onboard to work about cable.


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30 September 1921

Wei-hai-wei.

Lat 37.48, Long 122.18



LOGS FOR OCTOBER 1921

(Wei-hai-wei, Kobe, Wei-hai-wei and Yangtze River)


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1 October 1921

Wei-hai-wei.

Lat 37.48, Long 122.18

6.0am: Hands scrub upper deck.

7.30am: HMS Bluebell entered harbour.

Hands wash upper deck.

Paid quarterly settlement.

Leave to starboard watch until 9.30pm.


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2 October 1921

Wei-hai-wei.

Lat 37.48, Long 122.18

9.30am: One AB joined ship.

One LS discharged to HMS Hawkins.

2.0pm: C-in-C left ship for Hawkins. One Stoker rating rejoined ship from Hawkins from cells.

4.0pm: HMS’ Colombo and Hawkins left.

5.0pm: Discharged one rating to HMS Titania.


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3 October 1921

Wei-hai-wei.

Lat 37.48, Long 122.18

Coaled ship from lighters, received 247 tons in total.

8.15am: Submarines L1, L19, L20 and L33 left.

10.0am: One AB discharged to sick quarters.

11.30am: HMS Titania left.


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4 October 1921

Wei-hai-wei and at sea.

Lat 37.48, Long 122.18

Hands employed preparing for sea.

Draught after completing, 17’ 6” for’d, 18’ 9” aft.

8.0pm: Weighed and proceeded out of Western entrance. Courses as requisite.

11.51pm: NE promontory Lt abeam to starboard, 3.5 miles.


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5 October 1921

At sea.

Lat 35.85, Long 124.1

8.0am: Pos. 36 19.5N, 123 41W.

8.0pm: Pos. 35 12N, 124 59.5E.


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6 October 1921

At sea.

Lat 33.95, Long 126.8

8.0am: Pos. 34 08.75N, 126 08.5E.

9.20am: Whale I. abeam to starboard, 4.3 miles.

4.27pm: Castle I. abeam to port, 5.5 miles.

8.0pm: Pos. 33 55.5N, 128 09E.

ENE winds rising during the pm up to gale force 8.


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7 October 1921

At sea.

Lat 33.95, Long 130.1

Note that in Japanese waters the log references numerous lighthouses, but as the spelling of these is not always clear and it is very difficult to cross-reference them to modern lights, I have omitted most of them here. Keen students of early 20th century Japanes lights will have to search the originals. Todai or toudai, is a lighthouse, shima (also sima and jima) means island, saki and misaki are cape and headland, wan is a bay and ko a harbour. Good luck! Ed.

7.56am: Iki I. abeam to starboard 1.9 miles.

8.0am: Pos. 34 54N, 129 42E.

5.0pm: Course and speed to pass through Shimonoseki Kaikyo.

8.0pm: Pos. 33 51N, 131 21E.


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8 October 1921

At sea to Kobe.

Lat 34.4, Long 134.0

6.0am: Course and speed for passing through Kurushima Kaikyo.

5.56pm: Entered Kobe harbour.

6.30pm: Shackled to No 1 buoy.


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9 October 1921

Kobe.

Lat 34.67, Long 135.2

10.0am: Lt H Dixon DSC joined ship.

3.0pm: One Stoker rating discharged to Sick Quarters.

General leave to starboard watch until noon on the 13th.


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10 October 1921

Kobe.

Lat 34.67, Long 135.2

Turned cutter’s falls end for end and cleaned paintwork.


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11 October 1921

Kobe.

Lat 34.67, Long 135.2

Painting ship’s side.


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12 October 1921

Kobe.

Lat 34.67, Long 135.2

Painting.

Make and mend in pm.


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13 October 1921

Kobe.

Lat 34.67, Long 135.2

Refitting motor boat falls.

Starboard watch returned from leave. General leave to port watch until 1.30pm on the 17th.


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14 October 1921

Kobe.

Lat 34.67, Long 135.2


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15 October 1921

Kobe.

Lat 34.67, Long 135.2


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16 October 1921

Kobe.

Lat 34.67, Long 135.2


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17 October 1921

Kobe.

Lat 34.67, Long 135.2

Port watch returned from leave.


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18 October 1921

Kobe.

Lat 34.67, Long 135.2


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19 October 1921

Kobe and at sea.

Lat 34.4, Long 134.2

10.0am: Eng. Lt/Cdr Hastie-Smith RN left ship.

2.0pm: Slipped and proceeded out of harbour. Courses as requisite for leaving Kobe Bay.

7.36pm: Passing through Shiaku Seto.

8.0pm: Pos. 34 24.5N, 134 12E.

11.02pm: Mu Shima abeam to starboard 0.8 miles.


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20 October 1921

At sea.

Lat 33.95, Long 131.05

2.0am: Passing through Kurushima Kaikyo.

8.0am: Pos. 33 44.5N, 131 50E.

12.05pm: Passing through Shimonoseki Kaikyo.

7.31pm: Iki I. Lt abeam to Port 9.3 miles.

8.0pm: Pos. 33 58N, 129 33.5E.


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21 October 1921

At sea.

Lat 34.1, Long 126.4

8.0am: Pos. 33 56N, 127 17.5E.

8.0pm: Pos. 35 19N, 125 09E.


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22 October 1921

At sea to Wei-hai-wei.

Lat 36.35, Long 122.7

8.0am: Pos. 36 54N, 123 18E.

12.04pm: NE promontory abeam 1 mile.

3.0pm: Anchored, Wei-hai-wei.


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23 October 1921

Wei-hai-wei.

Lat 37.48, Long 122.18

Sunday routine.


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24 October 1921

Wei-hai-wei.

Lat 37.48, Long 122.18

Coaled from lighters, received 270 tons.


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25 October 1921

Wei-hai-wei.

Lat 37.48, Long 122.18

5.0pm: One rating joined from HMS Bluebell for HMS Hawkins.

9.0pm: Bluebell left.


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26 October 1921

Wei-hai-wei.

Lat 37.48, Long 122.18

7.30am: HMS Hawkins arrived and anchored.

2.0pm: Three orderlies joined ship.

4.0pm: One Stoker rating discharged to Hawkins and one Private RMLI lent to ship from same.


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27 October 1921

Wei-hai-wei.

Lat 37.48, Long 122.18

One Stoker rating discharged to sick quarters.

3.0pm: One Writer (2nd class) and one Telegraphist lent to ship from HMS Hawkins.


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28 October 1921

Wei-hai-wei.

Lat 37.48, Long 122.18

6.30am: HMS Hawkins transferred flag to Alacrity and proceeded out of harbour.


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29 October 1921

Wei-hai-wei and at sea.

Lat 37.48, Long 122.18

2.45pm: Weighed and proceeded out of Western entrance.

6.52pm: NE Promontory Lt abeam to starboard, 3.4 miles.

8.0pm: Pos. 37 12.5N, 122 44.5E.

9.39pm: SE Promontory Lt abeam to starboard, 10.7 miles.


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30 October 1921

At sea.

Lat 34.35, Long 122.6

8.0am: Pos. 35 03.5N, 122 36E.

8.0pm: Pos. 32 58N, 122 14.5E.


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31 October 1921

At sea and up Yangtze River.

Lat 31.37, Long 121.5

4.46am: Shaweishan I. Lt abeam to starboard, 10.8 miles.

7.50am: Fairway Bell Buoy abeam 4 cables. (A cable as a measure of distance in the RN is 200 yds.)

11.48am: Stopped off Wusung and picked up Admiralty pilot.

Wusung

2.05pm: Weighed and proceeded up river.

5.30pm: Anchored off Plover Pt beacon.



LOGS FOR NOVEMBER 1921

(Nanking, various moorings in the Yangtze, Shanghai)


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1 November 1921

Yangtze River.

Lat 32.0, Long 120.4 (approx)

5.45am: Weighed and proceeded.

8.20am: Vine Pt abeam to starboard.

11.20am: LV (Light Vessel) at Eastern entrance to Demodocus Channel: abeam to starboard.

6.30pm: Anchored off Rose I.


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2 November 1921

Up river to Nankin.

Lat 32.19, Long 119.3 (approx)

5.45am. Weighed and proceeded.

6.45am: Anchored off Custom House.

8.40am: Weighed and proceeded.

11.42am: Bethune Pt abeam.

4.07pm: Anchored, Nankin (now Nanjing). Fired 21 gun salute to Chinese flag.


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3 November 1921

Nankin to Hea San Shan.

Lat 32.14, Long 118.8

3.35pm: Weighed and proceeded.

5.21pm: Anchored off Hea San Shan.


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4 November 1921

Hea San Shan.

Lat 31.68, Long 118.44

11.0am: HMS Magnolia passed.


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5 November 1921

Hea San Shan to Buckminister I.

Lat 31.3, Long 118.3 (approx)

5.45am: Weighed and proceeded.

9.50am: Passed HMS Gnat proceeding down river.

11.0 am: Passed Wuhu. Returned salute of Chinese Gunboat with 17 guns. HMS Cricket in Wuhu harbour.

5.50pm: Anchored off Buckminster I.


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6 November 1921

Buckminster Passage.

Lat 30.98, Long 117.74

5.0pm: HMS Bluebell passed.

6.45am: Weighed and proceeded.

7.45am: Anchored in Buckminster Passage.


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7 November 1921

Buckminster Passage.

Lat 30.98, Long 117.74


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8 November 1921

Buckminster Passage.

Lat 30.98, Long 117.74


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9 November 1921

Buckminister Passage to Rocky Pt.

Lat 31.6, Long 118.4 (approx)

6.20am: Weighed and proceeded (downstream).

9.50am: Haines Pt Beacon abeam.

1.29pm: Anchored off Rocky Pt.


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10 November 1921

Rocky Pt, West of Hea San Shan (possibly now Ma’anshan).

Lat 31.69, Long 118.42 (approx)


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11 November 1921

Rocky Pt to Chinkiang.

Lat 32.26, Long 119.45

7.05am: Weighed and proceeded.

8.05am: Stopped for ten minutes off Nankin, proceeded. Passed HMS Gnat.

11.0am: Two minutes silence, Armistice Day.

11.41am: Anchored. Chui Kiang Fu. (Chinkiang now Zhenjiang)

1.45pm: Saluted British Consul with seven guns.

3.30pm: HMS Bee entered harbour. Returned salute of RA Yangtze (RA Crawford Maclachlan) with seven guns (probably a typo, as Bee fired a 17 gun salute to the C-in-C, which must be returned in full).


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12 November 1921

Chinkiang to Wusung.

Lat 32.0, Long 120.3 (approx)

3.0am: Thick fog.

6.0am: Weighed and proceeded.

6.45am: Anchored.

8.50am: Weighed and proceeded.

1.0pm: Entered Demodocus channel.

7.04pm: Anchored, Wusung.


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13 November 1921

Shanghai.

Lat 31.33, Long 121.56

7.0am: Weighed and proceeded up Whampoo (now Huangpu) River.

10.0am: Made fast head and stern to French and British buoys. Transferred C-in-C's flag to HMS Hawkins.

One AB joined ship from Hawkins from hospital.


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14 November 1921

Shanghai.

Lat 31.33, Long 121.56


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15 November 1921

Shanghai.

Lat 31.33, Long 121.56


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16 November 1921

Shanghai.

Lat 31.33, Long 121.56

Coaled ship.


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17 November 1921

Shanghai.

Lat 31.33, Long 121.56

One Writer (3rd Class) lent to ship from HMS Hawkins.

10.30am: HMS Hawkins proceeded. Transferred flag to Alacrity.

Slipped from French buoy and shackled to SNO’s buoy.


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18 November 1921

Shanghai.

Lat 31.33, Long 121.56


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19 November 1921

Shanghai.

Lat 31.33, Long 121.56


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20 November 1921

Shanghai.

Lat 31.33, Long 121.56

6.20am: HMS Mantis proceeded.


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21 November 1921

Shanghai.

Lat 31.33, Long 121.56

Cdr PR Stevens RN discharged to hospital.

Watch employed hoisting in ammunition.


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22 November 1921

Shanghai.

Lat 31.33, Long 121.56

Hands employed turning in 2nd motorboat, turning 1st motorboat’s falls end for end, hoisting out ammunition and blacking down aloft.


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23 November 1921

Shanghai.

Lat 31.33, Long 121.56

Hands painting canteen flat and pointing motor boats’ falls.


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24 November 1921

Shanghai.

Lat 31.33, Long 121.56


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25 November 1921

Shanghai.

Lat 31.33, Long 121.56

Cdr Stevens RN returned from hospital.


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26 November 1921

Shanghai.

Lat 31.33, Long 121.56


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27 November 1921

Shanghai.

Lat 31.33, Long 121.56

2.35pm: HMS Gnat arrived and secured to French Naval Buoy.


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28 November 1921

Shanghai and at sea for Hong Kong.

Lat 31.4, Long 121.55

9.50am: Slipped and proceeded down Whampoo and Yangtze rivers.

2.43pm: Fairway buoy abeam.

8.0pm: Pos. 30 00N, 122 36.5E.


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29 November 1921

At sea.

Lat 27.0, Long 121.05

1.52am: Heishan I. Lt abeam 7.8 miles.

8.0am: Pos. 27 48N, 121 42E.

8.0pm: Pos. 25 34N, 120 06E.

8.45pm: Turnabout Lt abeam 2.8 miles.


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30 November 1921

At sea.

Lat 23.2, Long 117.35

3.53am: Dodd I. Lt abeam 13.5 miles.

5.21am: Chapel I. Lt. abeam 11.3 miles.

8.0am: Pos. 23 40N, 117 58.5E.

12 noon: High Lamock I. Lt bg N46W 3.3 miles.

3.48pm: Breaker Pt Lt bg N21.5W 8.7 miles.

8.0pm: Pos. 22 32.5N, 115 36.5E.

8.01pm: Chilang Lt abeam 6.9 miles.



LOGS FOR DECEMBER 1921

(Hong Kong)


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1 December 1921

At sea to Hong Kong.

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

12.15am: Waglan Lt bg S75W.

2.45am: C Collinson abeam to port 1.5 cables.

3.0am: Anchored.

8.40am: Weighed and proceeded.

9.35am: Secured to West wall, HK harbour. Dressed ship overall.

12 noon: Fleet fired 21 gun salute for Queen Alexandra's birthday.

8.0pm: Discharged one 3rd Writer to HMS Tamar.


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2 December 1921

Hong Kong.

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

Paid monthly payment.

7.15pm: USS Long arrived in harbour.


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3 December 1921

Hong Kong.

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

8.0am: Landing party left ship.

12 noon: Landing party returned.


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4 December 1921

Hong Kong.

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

Sunday routine.


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5 December 1921

Hong Kong.

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

4.0pm: HMS’ Cairo and Curlew proceeded.


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6 December 1921

Hong Kong.

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

7.40am: HMS Cairo entered harbour.

8.0am: HM Tug and one submarine undocked. HMS Cicala, L33, L15 and L7 went into dock.

2.0pm: HMS Colombo left harbour flying Paying Off pendant. (Colombo is leaving to join the East Indies station.)


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7 December 1921

Hong Kong.

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

Shifted berth to East wall.


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8 December 1921

Hong Kong.

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

3.30pm: Six ratings discharged to hospital..


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9 December 1921

Hong Kong.

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

10.0am: Two ABs and one Private RMLI discharged to hospital.


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10 December 1921

Hong Kong.

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

4.0pm: One rating discharged to RN hospital.


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11 December 1921

Hong Kong.

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

Sunday routine.


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12 December 1921

Hong Kong.

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

OS training class to instruction in HMS Hawkins.

One Private RMLI discharged to hospital.

Hands dismounting guns.


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13 December 1921

Hong Kong.

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

OS training class to instruction in HMS Hawkins.

Hands dismounting guns, painting and drawing stores..


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14 December 1921

Hong Kong.

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

8.0am: Marines landing party left ship.

12 noon: Marines landing party returned.

OS training class to HMS Hawkins for instruction.

In pm: One Private RMLI returned from hospital.


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15 December 1921

Hong Kong.

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

1.0pm: HM Trawler Moonshine* arrived.

4.0pm: Six ratings discharged to RN hospital (Not necessarily sick, these are more likely taking a turn at orderly duties, see 8th December). One Private RMLI joined ship from HMS Tamar.

* Moonshine, Admiralty steel drifter No 3923. Launched 4.9.18, Lewis. 94 grt, Armament: 1-6pdr. She arrived at HK in December 1919 in company with RFA Pearleaf (vide link). Sold 1924.


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16 December 1921

Hong Kong.

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

1.0pm: HMS Titania arrived.


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17 December 1921

Hong Kong.

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2


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18 December 1921

Hong Kong.

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

Sunday routine.


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19 December 1921

Hong Kong.

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

9.0am: HMS Carlisle left.

2.0pm: One AB joined ship from hospital.

5.0pm: One LS discharged to HMS Tamar.


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20 December 1921

Hong Kong.

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

8.0am: Marine detachment landed for drill.

OS training class to instruction in HMS Hawkins.

5.0pm: HMS Moorhen arrived.


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21 December 1921

Hong Kong.

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

One OS discharged to hospital.


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22 December 1921

Hong Kong.

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

9.0am: HMS Bluebell and USS Long arrived.

11.0am: HMS Robin entered harbour.

4.0pm: Colours half-masted until 5.0pm. (Probably for the funeral of Commissioned Boatswain JT Williams of the Dockyard, Hong Kong, died after illness 21st December)

5.0pm: Six ratings discharged to hospital.


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23 December 1921

Hong Kong.

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

11.0am: HMS Hollyhock arrived.


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24 December 1921

Hong Kong.

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

Two after 3 pdrs dismounted and sent to ordnance depot.

Six ratings returned from hospital.


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25 December 1921

Hong Kong.

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

Church parties landed.


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26 December 1921

Hong Kong.

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2


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27 December 1921

Hong Kong.

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

8.0am: USS Long proceeded out of harbour.

One rating discharged to hospital.

Court of Enquiry held onboard.

Hands lowered port anchor into lighter.

One OS discharged to HMS Hawkins.

4.0pm: USS Pampanga (Pam Panger in log) entered harbour.


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28 December 1921

Hong Kong.

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

One AB discharged to RN hospital.


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29 December 1921

Hong Kong.

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2


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30 December 1921

Hong Kong.

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

8.0am: HMS Tarantula secured alongside HMS Foxglove.

4.0pm: Six ratings discharged to hospital.


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31 December 1921

Hong Kong.

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2



LOGS FOR JANUARY 1922

(Hong Kong)


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1 January 1922

Hong Kong.

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

9.0am: Hands mustered by the open list. Served out service certificates. (Each rating has a service certificate, known as his parchment because until the 20th century parchment was used for it. This records his service and remarks by his CO and they are produced at intervals for the man to see what is written about him.)

One Private RMLI discharged to HMS Cairo and one joined from same. (These exchanges are very common, sometimes for service reasons so that a rating can gain experience in a different vessel, sometimes requested so that a man can join friends or leave an uncongenial mess.)


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2 January 1922

Hong Kong.

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

9.0am: HMS Cairo proceeded.

4.0pm: One Signalman discharged to HMS Hawkins and one joined from same.


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3 January 1922

Hong Kong.

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

Marine detachment landed for drill.


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4 January 1922

Hong Kong.

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

10.0am: HMS Robin proceeded. HMS Durban arrived in harbour.

Hands employed refitting blocks.


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5 January 1922

Hong Kong.

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

11.0am: SS Achilles arrived with naval ratings.


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6 January 1922

Hong Kong.

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

9.0am: HMS Marazion and submarine L4 left.

In pm: HMS Cairo arrived. Marazion and L4 returned.

Six ratings discharged to hospital.

HMS’ Hollyhock, Foxglove and Bluebell arrived.


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7 January 1922

Hong Kong.

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

One Private RMLI returned from hospital.


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8 January 1922

Hong Kong.

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

8.0am: Six ratings returned from hospital.

Sunday routine.


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9 January 1922

Hong Kong.

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

8.0am: HMS’ Bluebell and Hollyhock proceeded.

Hands refitting boats’ falls and turning out blocks.

(A constant task in those days. All boats were hoisted in and out by hand, with the falls (the ropes) running through multiple pullies (the blocks) to give the necessary mechanical advantage. A rope breaking or a block sticking during hoisting or lowering can be fatal to boat and crew.)


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10 January 1922

Hong Kong.

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

9.0am: HM Submarines L19 and L20 proceeded.

One AB discharged to hospital.

10.30am: HMS Hawkins proceeded to buoy.

11.0am: Shifted berth to West wall.

7.0pm: HMS’ Hollyhock and Bluebell arrived.


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11 January 1922

Hong Kong.

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

7.0am: Two 3 pdr guns returned to ship from ordnance depot. Hands employed mounting same.

10.0am: HM Submarines L5 and L20 left.

11.20am: L20 returned.

In pm: One Stoker rating joined ship from HMS Tamar.

2.0pm: HMS Marazion returned to harbour.

4.0pm: One Stoker rating discharged to hospital.

HMS Marazion returned to harbour.

5.0pm: HMS Moth arrived.


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12 January 1922


Hong Kong.

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

8.0am: C-in-C's flag transferred to Alacrity. Submarine L4 left harbour.

10.0am: HMS Hawkins, L30 and HMS Marazion proceeded out of harbour.

2.0pm: Marazion, L4, L19 and L20 arrived in harbour.

3.0pm: Hawkins arrived in harbour and secured alongside. C-in-C's flag transferred to Hawkins.


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13 January 1922

Hong Kong.

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

One rating returned from hospital and six ratings discharged to same.


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14 January 1922

Hong Kong.

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

8.0am: HMS Tarantula proceeded.

10.15am: Shifted berth from West Wall and secured alongside HMS Hawkins.


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15 January 1922

Hong Kong.

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

Sunday routine.

Six ratings returned from hospital.


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16 January 1922

Hong Kong.

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

Hands employed rigging quarter deck for C-in-C's dance.

9.0pm: Commander-in-Chief's dance held in HMS Hawkins (due to overcast and drizzly weather).


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17 January 1922

Hong Kong.

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

Hands refitting guys on boats’ davits.


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18 January 1922

Hong Kong.

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

9.0am: Shifted berth to West wall.

10.0am: HM Submarines L1, L2, L3, L4 and L5 proceeded. HMS Titania proceeded.

4.0pm: One Stoker discharged to hospital.


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19 January 1922

Hong Kong.

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2


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20 January 1922

Hong Kong.

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

Hands refitting falls.

One OS joined ship from HMS Hawkins.


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21 January 1922

Hong Kong.

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2


4caf8d2dcadfd34197039ceb: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-70130/ADM53-70130-103_1.jpg)


22 January 1922

Hong Kong.

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2


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23 January 1922

Hong Kong.

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2


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24 January 1922

Hong Kong.

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

Landed provision party.

2.0pm: Five Privates RMLI discharged to HMS Hawkins.

5.0pm: USS Roper entered harbour.

9.0pm: HMS Moth entered harbour.


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25 January 1922

Hong Kong.

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

8.0am: HMS Hawkins proceeded.

11.0am: HMS Durban secured alongside East wall.

4.0pm: One Pte RMLI discharged to Tamar and one joined from same.


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26 January 1922

Hong Kong.

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

Four coaling lighters secured alongside. Received 300 tons of coal.


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27 January 1922

Hong Kong.

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

7.0am: RFA Francol secured alongside.

1.0pm: Francol cast off.

4.0pm: HMS Cairo proceeded out of harbour.


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28 January 1922

Hong Kong.

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

7.0am: HMS Moth proceeded.


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29 January 1922

Hong Kong.

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2


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30 January 1922

Hong Kong.

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

9.0am: HMS’ Carlisle and Curlew proceeded.

One PO and two Stokers discharged to hospital.


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31 January 1922

Hong Kong.

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

11.40am: Proceeded into dock.

Hands employed scraping ship's bottom.



LOGS FOR FEBRUARY 1922

(Hong Kong, Port Subic, Manila and HK)


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1 February 1922

Hong Kong.

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

11.0am: Japanese cruiser Tone entered harbour.

One Stoker discharged to hospital.


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2 February 1922

Hong Kong.

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

9.0am: HMS’ Curlew and Carlisle entered harbour.


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3 February 1922

Hong Kong.

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2


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4 February 1922

Hong Kong.

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

Hands employed on anchors and cables. (The usual practice in dry dock is to lower the anchors and all the cable onto the floor of the dock. This eases the weight on the forefoot of the boat and allows the chain to be ranged on the floor for survey and maintenance. The empty chain lockers are cleaned and painted, a horrid job often done by “native labour”.)

One rating discharged to hospital.


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5 February 1922

Hong Kong.

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

Sunday routine.


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6 February 1922

Hong Kong.

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

11.45am: Read Warrant No 4.

1.40pm: Commenced flooding dock.

3.20pm: Undocked ship and secured alongside West wall of dockyard.

4.0pm: HMS Marazion undocked.

One Stoker rating discharged to hospital.

5.0pm: HMS’ Foxglove and Bluebell proceeded into dry dock.


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7 February 1922

Hong Kong.

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

Hands rigged stages and commenced to paint the sides.

Marines landed for drill.

One rating joined ship from hospital.


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(duplicate scan)


8 February 1922

Hong Kong and at sea for the Phillipines.

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

9.30am: Cast off and secured to No 6 buoy.

Swung ship for compass adjustment (table attached).

1.35pm: Slipped and proceeded out of harbour by the Western entrance.

2.05pm: Green I. Lt abeam 2 cables.

4.53pm: Gap Rock Lt abeam 0.5 miles.

8.0pm: Pos. 21 24N, 114 15E.


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(duplicate scan)


9 February 1922

At sea.

Lat 19.3, Long 116.2

Course S40E all day.

8.0am: Pos. 19 50.5N, 115 40E.

8.0pm: Pos. 18 06N, 117 17E.


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10 February 1922

At sea to Port Subic.

Lat 15.45, Long 119.6

8.0am: Pos. 16 12N, 119 01E.

9.40am: Sighted land.

11.19am: High Peak (6,683’) S81E, 34.5 miles. (Possibly Mount Pinatubo.)

5.15pm: Anchored, Port Subic.


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11 February 1922

Port Subic.

Lat 14.75, Long 120.22


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12 February 1922

Port Subic to Manila.

Lat 14.6, Long 120.94

1.36am: Weighed and proceeded.

6.55am: Secured to buoy, Manila.


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13 February 1922

Manila.

Lat 14.6, Long 120.94

8.0am: HMS Hawkins saluted country with 21 guns. (Hawkins arrived at the same time as Alacrity on the previous day from Jesselton, now Kota Kinabalu, East Malaysia, vide log of Hawkins.)

8.20am: Hawkins saluted American Admiral.

10.10am: Hawkins saluted GOC Troops

12.25pm: Hawkins saluted Governor General with 15 guns.


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14 February 1922

Manila.

Lat 14.6, Long 120.94

One rating discharged to HMS Hawkins.


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15 February 1922

Manila.

Lat 14.6, Long 120.94

9.15am: HMS Hollyhock arrived in harbour. Saluted with 17 guns.


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16 February 1922

Manila.

Lat 14.6, Long 120.94

Four Privates joined ship from HMS Hawkins.


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17 February 1922

Manila and at sea.

Lat 14.6, Long 120.94

12 noon: Slipped, turned and proceeded out of harbour.

6.15pm: Kapones Lt abeam 5.2 miles.

8.0pm: Pos. 15 13N, 119 48.5E.


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18 February 1922

At sea to Santo Tomas, San Fernando and towards HK.

Lat 16.45, Long 120.25 (approx)

7.45am: Anchored, Santo Tomas.

10.10am: Weighed and proceeded.

1.55pm: Anchored, San Fernando.

5.57pm: Weighed and proceeded, course N45W.

8.0pm: Pos. 16 54.5N, 120 01E.


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19 February 1922

At sea.

Lat 19.45, Long 117.5

NW’ly courses all day.


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20 February 1922

At sea to Hong Kong.

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

6.10am: Gap Rock Lt N54W.

10.0am: Green I. Lt N5E 5 cables.

10.30am: Secured alongside West wall of dockyard, Hong Kong.


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21 February 1922

Hong Kong.

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2


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22 February 1922

Hong Kong.

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

8.0am: Dressed ship over all. (George Washington’s birthday.)

One Private joined ship from HMS Hawkins.

1.30pm: USS Wilmington entered harbour. Saluted country with 21 guns.


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23 February 1922

Hong Kong.

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

4.0pm: HMS Bluebell proceeded.

One private RMLI discharged to HMS Hawkins and one joined ship from same.


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24 February 1922

Hong Kong.

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2


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25 February 1922

Hong Kong.

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2


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26 February 1922

Hong Kong.

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2


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27 February 1922

Hong Kong.

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

5.0pm: HMS Curlew proceeded.


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28 February 1922

Hong Kong.

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

8.0am: Dressed ship over all, for the wedding day of HRH Princess Mary.

RFA Pearleaf proceeded out of dock. HMS Robin proceeded into basin out of dock.

One private RMLI discharged to HMS Tamar.



LOGS FOR MARCH 1922

(Hong Kong)


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1 March 1922

Hong Kong.

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

6.0am: Hands clean ship.

8.0am: Marines landed for drill.

Hands painting ammunition trunk and refitting main rigging.

11.0am: HMS Carlisle entered harbour.

Paid monthly payment.

4.0pm: Leave to port watch until 7.0am:


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2 March 1922

Hong Kong.

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

8.0am: HMS Moth entered harbour.

5.0pm: Two Stoker ratings discharged to hospital for strike duties.


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3 March 1922

Hong Kong.

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

7.45am: HMS Carlisle proceeded.

Cutter’s crew away sailing.

2.45pm: Range party returned from Stonecutters I.


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4 March 1922

Hong Kong.

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2


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5 March 1922

Hong Kong.

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

8.10am: HMS Foxglove proceeded.


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6 March 1922

Hong Kong.

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

Nine stokers and one ERA (Engine Room Artificer) discharged for shore duty.

3.15am: HMS Moth proceeded.


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7 March 1922

Hong Kong.

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2


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8 March 1922

Hong Kong.

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

7.25am: HMS Cairo entered harbour.


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9 March 1922

Hong Kong.

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

One AB joined ship from hospital.

Two Stoker ratings joined ship from Matilda hospital.

3.25pm: HMS Moth entered harbour.


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10 March 1922

Hong Kong.

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2


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11 March 1922

Hong Kong.

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2


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12 March 1922

Hong Kong.

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

9.0am: HMS Robin proceeded.

One Stoker PO discharged to hospital.


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13 March 1922

Hong Kong.

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

6.15am: Chinese junk No 3046 carried away Ensign staff.

9.15am: HMS Durban proceeded.

Hands employed returning ordnance stores and scraping ventillators.


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14 March 1922

Hong Kong.

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

5.50pm: USS Wilmington proceeded.


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15 March 1922

Hong Kong.

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

S/Lt Parry RN joined ship.


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16 March 1922

Hong Kong.

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

One Stoker rating discharged to hospital.

5.20pm: HMS Moorhen arrived.


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17 March 1922

Hong Kong.

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

5.05pm: HMS Marazion arrived.

7.15pm: One AB joined ship from HMS Tamar.


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18 March 1922

Hong Kong.

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

6.30am: HMS Titania with submarines L1, L2, L3, L4 and L5 arrived.

7.0am: USS Wilmington arrived.

9.20am: USS Albany fired salute for American Consul.

10.50am: HMS Ambrose undocked and secured alongside wall.

2.30pm: HMS Robin arrived.

4.0pm: HMS Durban proceeded.


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19 March 1922

Hong Kong.

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

8.0am: USS Albany proceeded.

9.0am: HMS Moth proceeded.

3.50pm: HMS Foxglove arrived.


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20 March 1922

Hong Kong.

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

9.05am: HMS Moorhen proceeded.


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21 March 1922

Hong Kong.

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

Landing party to drill.


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22 March 1922

Hong Kong.

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

7.0am: HMS Robin proceeded.


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23 March 1922

Hong Kong.

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

Coaled ship from junks alongside, received 320 tons.

One AB rejoined ship from hospital.

4.15pm: Colours half-masted (for the funeral of Leading Telegraphist Joseph Dixon, J 22450, late of HMS Curlew).

5.15pm: Colours rehoisted.


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24 March 1922

Hong Kong.

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

9.0am: HMS Cairo proceeded to No 8 buoy.

One rating discharged to hospital.

HMS Merlin undocked.

Submarines L3, L4 and L5 proceeded into dock.

4.15pm: Colours half-masted (for the funeral of Leading Stoker Harry Morgan, K 17310, late of HMS Titania).

5.15pm: Hoisted Colours.


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25 March 1922

Hong Kong.

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

One rating joined ship.


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26 March 1922

Hong Kong.

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

Sunday routine.


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27 March 1922

Hong Kong.

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

1 on sick list.


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28 March 1922

Hong Kong.

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

Hands provisioning ship from lighter alongside.

One rating discharged to hospital.

Carried out basin trials (raising steam to test engines and steering while tied up alongside).


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29 March 1922

Hong Kong.

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2


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30 March 1922

Hong Kong.

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2


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31 March 1922

Hong Kong.

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

Paid quarterly settlement.



LOGS FOR APRIL 1922

(Hong Kong, Singapore and Colombo)


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1 April 1922

Hong Kong.

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

6.0am: Hands clean ship.

8.0am: Wash down upper deck.

In pm: Make and mend. Leave to starboard watch until 7.0am.

One rating discharged to HMS Hawkins and one joined from same.


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2 April 1922

Hong Kong.

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2


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3 April 1922

Hong Kong.

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

Five Seamen, six Stokers and three Marines landed for drill.

2.0pm: HMS Cairo proceeded to buoy.


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4 April 1922

Hong Kong.

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

8.0am: Exercised manning ship (where the crew line the yards and rails to salute a passing ship, usually to salute royalty or a head of state and on rare occasions, as a particular honour to another navy vessel or a popular retiring senior officer).

9.0am: Japanese Light Cruiser Squadron entered harbour and saluted country with 21 guns. Fort returned salute with 21 guns.

Japanese Flagship saluted with 17 guns. HMS Hawkins returned salute.


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5 April 1922

Hong Kong.

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

1.0pm: Portuguese gunboat Patria arrived and saluted country with 21 guns. Blackhead Fort returned salute.

HMS Hawkins saluted Patria with 17 guns and Patria returned salute.

5.0pm: HMS Foxglove proceeded.


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6 April 1922

Hong Kong.

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

7.0am: Dressed ship over all.

9.0am: Guard of Honour party landed.

9.15am: HMS’ Renown and Durban arrived. Fleet fired Royal salute and manned and cheered ship for HRH the Prince of Wales.

11.15am: Fleet fired Royal salute when HRH landed. Manned ship.

8.0pm: All ships illuminated.

11.59pm: Switched off illuminations.


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7 April 1922

Hong Kong.

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

8.0am: Dressed ship over all.

1.0pm: HRH Prince of Wales came onboard to lunch.

2.0pm: HRH left ship.


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8 April 1922

Hong Kong.

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

8.0am: Dressed ship over all.

9.0am: HMS Renown with HRH the Prince of Wales onboard sailed, escorted by HMS Durban and Japanese LCS.

Fleet fired Royal salute of 21 guns, manned and cheered ship.

Portuguese sloop saluted with 17 guns. HMS Hawkins returned salute.

Three Stokers joined ship from HMS Tamar and three Stokers discharged to same.

One Stoker PO and one AB rejoined ship from hospital.

One rating discharged to HMS Curlew, five to HMS Hawkins, three to HMS Tamar. One Stoker joined ship from Curlew and six Stokers joined ship from Hawkins.


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9 April 1922

Hong Kong.

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

8.15am: French cruiser Montcalm (Mont Calm in log) arrived and saluted C-in-C with 17 guns. HMS Curlew returned salute.

One LS discharged to HMS Marazion.

S/Lt Parry left ship.


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10 April 1922

Hong Kong.

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

10.10am: Cast off from West wall and proceeded alongside HMS Hawkins.

One PO, one LS, one Stoker PO and eight ABs joined ship.

One Ldg Stoker and one LS discharged to Hawkins.


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11 April 1922

Hong Kong.

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

S/Lt Humphries RN joined ship for passage.

1.30pm: HMS Carlisle entered harbour.

Ten Marines, ten Stokers, one CPO and one ERA joined ship and five ratings joined from HMS Tamar. One rating retunred from hospital.

Discharged four Marines and two Signalmen to HMS Hawkins. Discharged one Marine to Tamar. Five Seaman ratings joined ship.

Alacrity is going home and in the days before transcontinental flights, every opportunity was taken to get men soon to be diischarged, back to Blighty.


THE VOYAGES OF HMS ALACRITY
Journey from China to UK

JP map Alacrity China-UK

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12 April 1922

Hong Kong and at sea towards Singapore.

Lat 22.3, Long 114.1

11.30am: Slipped and proceeded out of harbour by the Western entrance.

7.15am: Cast off from HMS Hawkins and secured to No 7 buoy.

Swung ship for adjustments of compasses.

12 noon: Green I. abeam 0,25 miles.

2.50pm: Gap Rock abeam 0.8 miles.

8.0pm: Pos. 20 56N, 113 47.5E.


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13 April 1922

At sea.

Lat 18.3, Long 113.55

Course S5.5W.

8.0am: Pos. 18 59N, 113 32.5E.

8.0pm: Pos. 16 57N, 113 21.5E.


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14 April 1922

At sea.

Lat 14.5, Long 112.4

Course S26W all day.

8.0am: Pos. 15 05.5N, 112 44E.

8.0pm: Pos. 13 12N, 14 37.5E.


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15 April 1922

At sea.

Lat 10.65, Long 110.2

Course S26W all day.

8.0am: Pos. 11 08N, 110 35.5E.

8.0pm: Pos. 9 29N, 109 38E.


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16 April 1922

At sea.

Lat 7.25, Long 108.25

SW’ly courses all day.

8.0am: Pos. 7 44N, 108 14E.

8.0pm: Pos. 6 04N, 107 28E.


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17 April 1922

At sea.

Lat 3.6, Long 105.65

SW’ly courses all day.

8.0am: Pos. 4 09N, 106 06E.

9.23am: Anambas Is bg S26E.

4.40pm: Pulo Domar abeam 1.5 miles.

8.0pm: Pos. 2 13N, 105 35E.


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18 April 1922

At sea to Singapore.

Lat 1.26, Long 103.85

2.30am: Horsburgh Lt abeam 0.6 miles.

6.15am: Proceeding through Singapore Road.

8.05am: Entered Keppel harbour and secured alongside No 11 wharf. Commenced coaling.

1.0pm: Finished coaling.


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19 April 1922

Singapore.

Lat 1.26, Long 103.85


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20 April 1922

Singapore and at sea towards Colombo.

Lat 1.26, Long 103.85

11.0am: Hauled off wharf and proceeded.

12.54pm: Sultan Shoal Lt abeam 0.3 miles.

8.0pm: Pos. 1 46.5N, 102 36.5E.

9.38pm: Malacca Lt N20W.


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21 April 1922

At sea.

Lat 3.4, Long 100.3

Courses NW’ly all day.

5.57am: One Fathom Bank Lt N42.5W.

8.0am: Pos. 2 56.5N, 100 50.5E.

8.0pm: Pos. 4 17N, 98 11E.


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22 April 1922

At sea.

Lat 5.35, Long 97.1

Courses Westerly all day.

8.0am: Pos. 5 28N, 97 46.5E.

8.0pm: Pos. 5 42N, 95 40E.


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23 April 1922

At sea.

Lat 6.2, Long 93.05

Westerly courses all day.

8.0am: Pos. 6 05N, 93 44E.

8.0pm: Pos. 6 10N, 91 51E.


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24 April 1922

At sea.

Lat 6.0, Long 89.45

Course S88W all day.

8.0am: Pos. 6 06N, 90 04E.

8.0pm: Pos. 5 52N, 88 04E.


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25 April 1922

At sea.

Lat 5.9, Long 85.55

Course S88W.

8.0am: Pos. 5 52N, 86 08E.

8.0pm: Pos. 5 54N, 84 11E.


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26 April 1922

At sea.

Lat 5.85, Long 81.7

Westerly courses.

8.0am: Pos. 5 58N, 82 19E.

5.50pm: Dondra Head Lt abeam 2.9 miles.

8.0pm: Pos. 5 54N, 80 14E.

8.09pm: Point de Galle Lt abeam 7.25 miles.

11.0pm: Barberyn Lt bg N15E.


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27 April 1922

At sea to Colombo.

Lat 6.95, Long 79.85

5.30am: Colombo Lt abeam 14.5 miles.

7.38am: Anchored in No 13 berth, Colombo.

One AB and one Stoker discharged to Colombo military hospital.


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28 April 1922

Colombo.

Lat 6.95, Long 79.85

Coaled ship, received 325 tons.


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29 April 1922

Colombo.

Lat 6.95, Long 79.85


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30 April 1922

Colombo.

Lat 6.95, Long 79.85



LOGS FOR MAY 1922

(Colombo, Aden, Port Said and Malta)


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1 May 1922

Colombo.

Lat 6.95, Long 79.85

10.0am: HMS Crocus arrived in harbour.


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2 May 1922

Colombo and at sea towards Aden.

Lat 6.95, Long 79.85

11.20am: Weighed, slipped and proceeded.

8.0pm: Pos. 7 16N, 78 27.5E.


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3 May 1922

At sea.

Lat 7.55, Long 76.15

Westerly courses all day.

8.0am: Pos. 7 28.5N, 76 44E.

8.0pm: Pos. 7 37N, 74 59.5E.


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4 May 1922

At sea.

Lat 7.8, Long 72.2

Westerly courses at 10 knots.

8.0am: Pos. 7 43N. 72 49.5E.

8.0pm: Pos. 8 00N, 70 46.5E.


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5 May 1922

At sea.

Lat 8.45, Long 68.25

Courses North of West, 10 knots.

8.0am: Pos. 8 19N, 68 52E.

8.0pm: Pos. 8 44N, 66 53.5E.


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6 May 1922

At sea.

Lat 9.2, Long 64.15

Course N78.5W all day.

8.0am: Pos. 9 05N, 64 55E.

8.0pm: Pos. 9 25.5N, 62 39E.


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7 May 1922

At sea.

Lat 10.1, Long 59.95

Course N78.5W all day.

8.0am: Pos. 9 53N, 60 35.5E.

8.0pm: Pos. 10 23.5N, 58 30.5E.


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8 May 1922

At sea.

Lat 11.0, Long 55.65

Courses North of West.

8.0am: Pos. 10 48.5N, 55 22.5E.

8.0pm: Pos. 11 20N, 53 58E.


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9 May 1922

At sea.

Lat 12.2, Long 51.15

Courses North of West.

8.0am: Pos. 12 00.5N.

8.0pm: Pos. 12 20.5N, 49 37E.


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10 May 1922

Aden.

Lat 12.65, Long 46.4

8.0am: Pos. 12 38.5N, 47 12.5E.

6.45pm: Elephant Pt Lt (aka Elephant’s Back) bg N25W 2 miles.

7.56pm: Anchored, Aden inner harbour.

9.20pm: Shifted to No 2 buoy.


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11 May 1922

Aden.

Lat 12.83, Long 45.0

Coaled ship, received 220 tons.

Hands working with divers and refitting wires.


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12 May 1922

Aden.

Lat 12.83, Long 45.0


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13 May 1922

Aden.

Lat 12.83, Long 45.0

2.0pm: HMS Cornflower entered harbour.


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14 May 1922

Aden and at sea towards Suez.

Lat 12.83, Long 45.0

4.15pm: Weighed and proceeded.

8.0pm: Pos. 12 35N, 44 28.5E.


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15 May 1922

At sea.

Lat 14.1, Long 42.8

12.20am: Perim I. High Lt N59W.

1.30am: Passed HMS Lychnis. (Note that Lychnis was transferred to the Royal India Marine in 1921 and renamed Cornwallis by all accounts that I have seen. Perhaps she retained the same identification number.)

8.0am: Pos. 13 28N, 43 02.5E.

11.55am: Abu Ail Lt abeam 0.7 miles.

8.0pm: Pos. 15 13N, 41 59E.

9.40pm: Jebel Teir Lt N7.5W.

10.03pm: Same abeam 1.8 miles.


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16 May 1922

At sea.

Lat 17.4, Long 40.3

8.0pm: Pos. 18 36.5N, 39 30E.


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17 May 1922

At sea.

Lat 20.95, Long 38.0

8.0am: Pos. 20 23.5N, 38 26.5E.

11.32 am: Jebel Tariba (a mountain in Sudan) bg S86.5W.

8.0pm: Pos. 22 10N, 37 30.5E.


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18 May 1922

At sea.

Lat 24.6, Long 36.05

8.0am: Pos. 24 04N, 36 24.5E.

5.20am: St John's I. bg S88.5W.

1.0pm: Daedalus Rocks Lt bg N12W.

8.0pm: Pos. 25 50.5N, 35 17E.

9.35pm: Brothers Lt (aka Akhaween) bg N42W.

11.52pm: Same abeam 6 miles.


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19 May 1922

At sea.

Lat 27.9, Long 33.65

8.0am: Pos. 27 27.5N, 34 07.5E.

11.22am: Ashrafi Lt abeam 1.7 miles.

3.0pm: Ras Gharib Lt abeam 2,7 miles.

7.55pm: Zafarana Lt (Zafarnia in log) bg N30W,

8.0pm: Pos. 28 47.5N, 32 55E.

11.05pm: Same abeam 5.3 miles.


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20 May 1922

At sea to Port Said.

Lat 30.22, Long 32.55

3.27am: Newport Rock Lt bg N7E.

5.05am: Same abeam 1 cable.

5.20am: Anchored off canal entrance. One Ldg Tel. joined for passage.

10.0am: Weighed, picked up pilot and entered canal.

12 noon: Entered Little Bitter Lake.

12.50pm: Entered Great Bitter Lake

2.45pm: Picked up pilot from Ismailia.

8.0pm: Stopped and secured stern to shore in Ismail Basin. HMS Seraph in harbour. One Ldg Tel. joined for passage.


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21 May 1922

Port Said.

Lat 31.28, Long 32.31

Coaled ship, received 225 tons.


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22 May 1922

Port Said.

Lat 31.28, Long 32.31


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23 May 1922

Port Said and at sea towards Malta.

Lat 31.28, Long 32.31

9.40am: HMS Seraph proceeded.

10.35am: Shortened and weighed both anchors. Cast off stern wires.

11.45am: Dropped pilot and proceeded.

1.55pm: Damietta Lt bg N86W.

3.0pm: Same abeam 10 miles.


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24 May 1922

At sea.

Lat 32.7, Long 28.25

8.0am: Pos. 32 33N, 28 57E.

8.0pm: Pos. 33 08N, 26 31E.


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25 May 1922

At sea.

Lat 33.75, Long 23.5

8.0am: Pos. 33 37N, 24 15E.

8.0pm: Pos. 34 02N, 21 56E.


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26 May 1922

At sea.

Lat 34.7, Long 18.9

8.0am: Pos. 34 29N, 19 45E.

8.0pm: Pos. 35 06N, 17 04E.


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27 May 1922

At sea to Malta.

Lat 35.9, Long 14.52

8.0am: Pos. 35 42N, 15 08E.

11.0am: St Elmo Pt Lt bg N73W 4.2 miles.

11.35am: Passed breakwater.

12.05pm: Secured head and stern in Dockyard Creek, Grand Harbour.


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28 May 1922

Grand Harbour, Malta.

Lat 35.9, Long 14.52


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29 May 1922

Grand Harbour, Malta.

Lat 35.9, Long 14.52

9.05am: HMS Caradoc arrived.

9.10am: HMS Pegasus proceeded to sea.

9.30am: HMS Clematis entered harbour.

11.30am: HMS Tribune* entered harbour.

12 noon: HMS’ Cardiff and Calypso entered harbour.

3.0pm: HMS Marlborough proceeded out of harbour.

* An S class destroyer, launched 1918, scrapped 1931.


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30 May 1922

Grand Harbour, Malta.

Lat 35.9, Long 14.52


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31 May 1922

Grand Harbour, Malta.

Lat 35.9, Long 14.52



LOGS FOR JUNE 1922

(Malta, Gibraltar and Devonport)


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1 June 1922

Grand Harbour, Malta.

Lat 35.9, Long 14.52


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2 June 1922

Malta and at sea towards Gibraltar.

Lat 35.9, Long 14.52

S/Lt Fruse (?) joined ship to take passage.

11.30am: Slipped and proceeded out of harbour.

8.0pm: Pos. 36 33.5N, 13 07E.

11.45pm: Pantelleria I. Lt (Pantallaria in log) bg N89W.


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3 June 1922

At sea.

Lat 37.45, Long 9.75

1.21am: Pantelleria Lt abeam to port 10 miles.

4.55am: C Bon bg S76W.

6.02am: Same abeam 7.9 miles.

8.0am: Pos. 37 17N, 10 40.5E.

2.16pm: Galite Is S85W.

8.0pm: Pos. 37 33N, 7 58.5E.


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4 June 1922

At sea.

Lat 37.15, Long 4.5

8.0am: Pos. 37 15N, 5 18E.

6.02pm: C Matifu Lt abeam 7.6 miles.

8.0pm: Pos. 36 53N, 3 51E.


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5 June 1922

At sea.

Lat 36.8, Long -0.5

2.0am: C Tenez Lt bg S42W.

3.25am: Same abeam 20 miles.

8.0am: Pos. 36 48.5N, 0 20E.

6.20pm: Cabo de Gata Lt bg N72W.

7.15pm: Same abeam. 2.5 mile.

8.0pm: Pos. 36 39N, 2 20W.


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6 June 1922

At sea to Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

8.0am: Pos. 36 13N, 4 51W.

10.12am: Europa Pt Lt abeam 0.7 miles.

11.15am: Secured to South Mole, Gibraltar.

S/Lt Fruse left ship for HMS Splendid.


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7 June 1922

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

Coaled ship, received 200 tons.


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8 June 1922

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

Hands taking in fresh provisions.


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9 June 1922

Gibraltar and at sea towards Devonport.

Lat 36.1, Long -6.15

Chaplain of the Forces joined ship to take passage.

7.30am: Cast off and proceeded.

11.46am: C Trafalgar Lt abeam 6.6 miles.

8.0pm: Pos. 36 31N, 7 42W.


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10 June 1922

At sea.

Lat 38.5, Long -9.45

3.04am: Cape St Vincent Lt 2.7 miles.

8.0am: Pos. 37 48N, 9 14.5W.

1.43pm: Cabo da Roca Lt abeam 1.5 miles.

5.20pm: Berling I. Lt (Ilhas de Berlengas) abeam 1.2 miles.

8.0pm: Pos. 39 52.5N, 9 18W.


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11 June 1922

At sea.

Lat 42.75, Long -9.45

8.0am: Pos. 41 57N, 9 23W.

12 noon: C Finisterre Lt bg N61.5E.

8.0pm: Pos. 44 11N, 8 49W.


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12 June 1922

At sea.

Lat 46.8, Long -6.9

8.0am: Pos. 46 00N, 7 23W.

8.0pm: Pos. 48 10N, 5 42W.

8.35pm: Ushant Lt bg N76.5E.


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13 June 1922

At sea to Devonport.

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

7.30am: Heard explosive fog signal of Eddystone LH.

9.0am: Same abeam 5 cables.

10.20am: Stopped both in Plymouth Sound. Saluted flag of Commander-in-Chief.

11.32am: Secured to No 5A buoy, Hamoaze.

One Marine RMLI and one Stoker PO discharged to RN Hospital.


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14 June 1922

Devonport.

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

2.0pm: HMS’ Campbell, Wolverine and Veteran proceeded


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15 June 1922

Devonport.

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2


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16 June 1922

Devonport.

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

9.0am: Towed into No 3 basin by tugs and secured alongside South wall.

41 ratings discharged.


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17 June 1922

Devonport.

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2


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18 June 1922

Devonport.

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2


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19 June 1922

Devonport.

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

Hands employed disembarking ammunition and returning Gunner's stores.

Two Privates RMLI discharged to HQ.


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20 June 1922

Devonport.

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

10.0am: Colours half-masted.

10.50am: Colours hoisted.

In pm: Paid 2nd instalment of prize money. Hands employed returning stores.

4.0pm: Dressed ship with masthead flags.

9.0pm: Manned and cheered ship on the arrival of HMS Renown with HRH The Prince of Wales.


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21 June 1922

Devonport.

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

8.0am: Dressed ship with masthead flags.

3.15pm: HMS Renown proceeded.


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22 June 1922

Devonport.

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

8.0am: Dressed ship with masthead flags.

Hands employed returning charts and stores.

4.0pm: HMS Hood proceeded.


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23 June 1922

Devonport.

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

Hands returning stores.


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24 June 1922

Devonport.

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

One Private RMLI discharged to barracks.


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25 June 1922

Devonport.

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

Sunday routine.


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26 June 1922

Devonport.

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

Hands employed returning stores

8.0am: Colours half-masted.


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27 June 1922

Devonport.

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2


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28 June 1922

Devonport.

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2


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