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Title: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on July 29, 2014, 07:17:02 am
29 July 1914

HMS CAESAR, serving with Channel Fleet, coaling at No 7 Buoy, Devonport: http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-01-HMS_Caesar.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary daily update
Post by: navalhistory on July 29, 2014, 04:30:20 pm
ROAD TO WAR, Franco-Prussian War to Sarajevo 1871 to 1914, and the July/August 1914 declarations of war - http://www.naval-history.net/WW1NavalStartPolitical.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: navalhistory on July 30, 2014, 06:39:51 pm
Royal Navy MEDAL INDEX by name. Letters "I"-"L" are now formatted e.g. Admirals Jellicoe and Keyes, Lt-Col Lumsden (RND) VC, CB, DSO**. At http://www.naval-history.net/WW1NavyBritishLG-Royal_Navy_Medals-Index2.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: navalhistory on July 30, 2014, 06:43:34 pm
Note on Expansion and Organisation of the IMPERIAL GERMAN NAVY 1897-1918 - http://www.naval-history.net/WW1NavyGermanyOrganisation.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on July 30, 2014, 08:11:55 pm
July 30 1914

HMS Astraea, Mauritius to Zanzibar, 6.30am: Cleared ship for action, hands preparing ship for war. http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05Astraea1.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on July 31, 2014, 09:03:16 am
July 31 1914

HMS Topaze, Spithead, 2.10pm: Stationed as repeating ship on port beam of V Battle Squadron: http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Topaze.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: navalhistory on July 31, 2014, 02:33:29 pm
Royal Navy PREPARATION FOR WAR, 23 July to 4 August 1914, Chapter 1 of Official History by Corbett - http://www.naval-history.net/WW1Book-RN1a.htm#1
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on August 01, 2014, 08:32:16 am
August 1 1914

HMS Crescent, Portsmouth, 3.30pm: Received orders to mobilise http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Crescent.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: navalhistory on August 01, 2014, 04:46:49 pm
RISE OF THE DREADNOUGHT BATTLESHIP 1906-1914, a note, at www.naval-history.net/WW1NavalDreadnoughts.htm. With links to WW1 summaries of the Austro-Hungarian, French, Royal Hellenic, Imperial Japanese, Ottoman, and United States Navies.
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on August 02, 2014, 08:49:36 am
August 2 1914

HMS Duke of Edinburgh, Malta, 2.45pm: Recalled all officers & men from leave http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Duke_of_Edinburgh.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: navalhistory on August 02, 2014, 07:31:53 pm
Opening moves in the MEDITERRANEAN, including Hunt for German battlecruiser GOEBEN, vol 1, ch 3 of Naval Operations at http://www.naval-history.net/WW1Book-RN1a.htm#3
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on August 03, 2014, 08:24:03 am
August 3 1914

HM TB36, Queensferry, 9.00am: Hands preparing for war; up ammunition http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-10-HM_TB_36.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: navalhistory on August 03, 2014, 07:34:45 pm
HI Caro, Great TB logbook entry - all so real.

3 August 1914 - British tanker SAN WILFRIDO mined and sunk near Cuxhaven;  German cruisers at sea and British merchant ships shortly detained in German waters - http://www.naval-history.net/WW1NavyBritishBVLSMN1408.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on August 04, 2014, 08:54:50 am
August 4 1914

HMS Lancaster, Bermuda, 1.30pm: Hands employed striking main yards and preparing ship for war http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Lancaster.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: navalhistory on August 04, 2014, 11:03:57 pm
August 1914 - Men of the ROYAL NAVY & ROYAL MARINES killed and died during the first month of war, at http://www.naval-history.net/xDKCas1914-08Aug.htm. RIP
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on August 05, 2014, 08:54:22 am
August 5 1914

HMS Odin, Muscat, 1pm: ... discharging all unnecessary gear ashore; preparing for war http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-18-HMS_Odin.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: navalhistory on August 05, 2014, 08:49:07 pm
5 August 1914 (Wed) - German minelayer KOENIGEN LUISE laid minefield in North Sea; shortly sunk after destroyer HMS LANCE "fired first naval shots of World War 1" at http://www.naval-history.net/WW1NavyBritishBVLSaRN1408.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on August 06, 2014, 02:33:01 pm
August 6 1914

HMS Algerine, en voyage Mazatlan to Esquimalt, 7.00pm: Darkened ship; war routine http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-18-HMS_Algerine.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: navalhistory on August 06, 2014, 04:59:21 pm
6 August 1914 (Thurs) - British scout cruiser AMPHION sunk in German Koenigen Luise minefield in southern North Sea with loss of 149 crew, at http://www.naval-history.net/WW1NavyBritishBVLSaRN1408.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on August 07, 2014, 08:54:14 am
August 7 1914

HMS Amphitrite, Bay of Biscay, 4.00am: Passed SS Schlesien of Bremen with prize crew on board http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Amphitrite.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: navalhistory on August 07, 2014, 09:26:42 pm
7 August 1914 (Fri) - First units of BRITISH EXPEDITIONARY FORCE land in France. Completed on 16th with four Infantry and one Cavalry Divisions. Vol 1, Ch 4 of official history - http://www.naval-history.net/WW1Book-RN1a.htm#4
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on August 08, 2014, 08:56:14 am
8 August 1914

HMS Astraea, 7.12am: Dar es Salaam hoisted white flags at all flagstaffs. Ceased firing http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05Astraea1.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: navalhistory on August 08, 2014, 11:02:05 am
8 August 1914 (Sat) - Opening moves in the MERCHANT SHIPPING WAR, Vol 1, Ch III of Official MN History at http://www.naval-history.net/WW1Book-MN1a-Merchant_Navy_in_WW1_Hurd.htm#III
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on August 09, 2014, 08:12:08 am
August 9 1914

HMS Torch, South Pacific, 10.00am: Guns crew at loader. Preparing ship for battle http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-18-HMS_Torch.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: navalhistory on August 09, 2014, 07:07:06 pm
9 August 1914 (Sun) - First U-BOAT SUNK,  U.15 rammed by HMS Birmingham in the North Sea - http://www.naval-history.net/WW1NavyBritishBVLSaRN1408.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on August 10, 2014, 07:50:53 am
August 10 1914

HMS Topaze, English Channel, 1pm: Sighted airship to ENE 1.10pm: Lost sight of airship http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Topaze.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: navalhistory on August 10, 2014, 07:13:03 pm
10 August 1914 (Mon) - German battlecruiser GOEBEN and light cruiser BRESLAU enter the Dardanelles helping to bring Turkey into the war. Story in Vol 1, Ch 3, of Official Navy History at http://www.naval-history.net/WW1Book-RN1a.htm#3
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on August 11, 2014, 09:28:56 am
August 11 1914

HMS Implacable, English Channel, 6.30am: Passed transport Sea Hound with Highland Regiment on board http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-01-HMS_Implacable.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: navalhistory on August 11, 2014, 10:50:50 am
11 August 1914 (Tues) - GERMAN NAVAL CODE BOOKS for signals between German Admiralty and merchant ships and within High Seas Fleet captured in seized merchant ship Hobart off Melbourne, Australia. First of three major German code book captures in 1914. Listed at http://www.naval-history.net/WW1NavyBritishBVLSaRN1408.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: navalhistory on August 12, 2014, 12:32:45 pm
12 August 1914 (Wed) - GERMAN PACIFIC ISLANDS, armoured cruiser Minotaur and light cruiser Newcastle bombarded German wireless installation on Yap island, western Caroline Islands. Covered in Vol 1, Ch 10 of Official Naval History at http://www.naval-history.net/WW1Book-RN1a.htm#10
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on August 13, 2014, 07:36:46 am
August 12 1914

HMS Newcastle, Yap Island, 9.30am: HMS Minotaur shelled and destroyed Yap WT Station http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-06-HMS_Newcastle.htm


August 13 1914

HMS Algerine, Teahwhit Head, 10.00am: Hands employed throwing all woodwork overboard and painting ship grey http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-18-HMS_Algerine.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: navalhistory on August 13, 2014, 08:53:03 am
13 August 1914 (Thurs) - HMS ALBION, flagship, 8th Battle Squadron, Channel Fleet enters Portland to coal and water. Logbook entry at http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-01-HMS_Albion.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on August 14, 2014, 08:33:27 am
August 14 1914

HMS Proserpine, Portland, 5.40am: Ships in harbour 7th Battle Squadron & HMS Sapphire http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Proserpine.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: navalhistory on August 14, 2014, 01:35:23 pm
14 August 1914 (Fri) - Dreadnought battleships and battle cruisers of the GRAND FLEET, based at Scapa Flow, carrying out target practice. Noon position of flagship IRON DUKE, 59.11N, 4.27W. Followed next day by sweep in North Sea. For opening moves of Grand Fleet, see Vol 1, Ch II of Official Naval History at http://www.naval-history.net/WW1Book-RN1a.htm#2
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on August 15, 2014, 07:54:47 am
August 15 1914

HMS Crescent, North Sea, 6.15am: Sighted Grand Fleet under Sir John Jellicoe http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Crescent.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: navalhistory on August 15, 2014, 02:18:44 pm
15 August 1914 (Sat) - GERMAN CRUISERS start to sink Allied merchant ships in Atlantic, starting with SS Hyades by Dresden off Brazil. Listed at http://www.naval-history.net/WW1NavyBritishBVLSMN1408.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: navalhistory on August 16, 2014, 04:11:17 pm
16 August 1914 (Sun) - FRENCH FLEET sinks Austro-Hungarian (NOT Italian - sorry) cruiser ZENTA in S Adriatic. See http://www.naval-history.net/WW1AreaMed1914-18.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: navalhistory on August 20, 2014, 07:41:13 am
20 August 1914 (Thurs) - British battleship HMS JUPITER, 7th Battle Squadron, Channel Fleet at Prince of Wales Basin, Devonport. Dockyard artificers making good defects. Log books at http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-01-HMS_Jupiter.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: navalhistory on August 21, 2014, 08:47:49 am
21 August 1914 (Fri) - GERMAN CRUISER RAID off English East Coast night of 21st/22nd. Eight British trawlers captured. See  http://www.naval-history.net/WW1NavyBritishBVLSMN1408.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: navalhistory on August 22, 2014, 08:32:26 am
22 August 1914 (Sat) - TRIBUTE to BRITISH SHIPBUILDING and REPAIR INDUSTRIES 1914-18, including Royal Naval Dockyards and Research Establishments. http://www.naval-history.net/WW1NavyBritish-Shipbuild01.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: navalhistory on August 23, 2014, 08:27:42 am
23 August 1914 (Sun) - JAPANESE SIEGE OF TSINGTAU. HMS Kennet in action with German destroyer in Yellow Sea, four killed. Listed in http://www.naval-history.net/WW1NavyBritishBVLSaRN1408.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: navalhistory on August 24, 2014, 07:52:18 pm
24 August 1914 (Mon) - ROYAL NAVY BATTLE HONOURS and SINGLE SHIP ACTIONS, 1914-18. A summary of the next four years at http://www.naval-history.net/WW1NavyBritish-Royal_Navy_Battle_Honours.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: navalhistory on August 25, 2014, 09:20:50 am
25 August 1914 (Tues) - GERMAN MINELAYING RAID on ENGLISH EAST COAST off Tyne and Humber. 16 British trawlers captured. See http://www.naval-history.net/WW1NavyBritishBVLSMN1408.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on August 25, 2014, 09:30:56 am
August 25 1914

HMS Duke of Edinburgh, Al Mukalla, 12.17pm: Lieutenant Dowding and interpreter landed to obtain news http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Duke_of_Edinburgh.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on August 26, 2014, 09:32:32 am
26 August 1914

HMS Glory, New York, 1pm: Investigating shipping off Ambrose Light Vessel and Waveside http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-01-HMS_Glory.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: navalhistory on August 27, 2014, 12:50:56 pm
26 August 1914 (Wed) - GERMAN RAIDER KAISER WILHELM DER GROSSE sunk by cruiser HMS Highflyer off Rio de Oro. Chapter 9 of Official Naval History at http://www.naval-history.net/WW1Book-RN1a.htm#9
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: navalhistory on August 27, 2014, 12:55:28 pm
27 August 1914 (Thu) - BRITISH MARINES landed at OSTEND. Chapter 6 of Official Naval History at http://www.naval-history.net/WW1Book-RN1a.htm#6
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on August 27, 2014, 02:20:59 pm
27 August 1914

HMS Crescent, Scapa Flow, 7am: Found here HMS Iron Duke & Battle Squadron & destroyers http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Crescent.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on August 28, 2014, 07:47:20 am
28 August 1914

HMS Lancaster, Sydney, Nova Scotia, 7.50pm: Armed patrol left ship in picket boat http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Lancaster.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: navalhistory on August 28, 2014, 02:02:50 pm
28 August 1914 (Fri) - BATTLE OF HELIGOLAND BIGHT, German light cruisers Koln, Mainz and Ariadne sunk by British squadron. Battle summary, British Despatch, Casualties, Medals awarded at http://www.naval-history.net/WW1Battle-Battle_of_Heligoland_Bight_1914.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on August 29, 2014, 09:24:45 am
29 August 1914

HMS Proserpine, Ostend, 12.30pm: Heard firing to North? Poop & fxle guns manned http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Proserpine.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: navalhistory on August 29, 2014, 07:34:47 pm
29 August 1914 (Sat) - Summary of FRENCH NAVY operations and major warships at http://www.naval-history.net/WW1Navy-French_Navy_WW1.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on August 30, 2014, 08:17:10 am
30 August 1914

HMS Pyramus, Apia, Samoa, 8am: HMS Psyche proceeded into harbour flying flag of truce http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Pyramus1.htm



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Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: navalhistory on August 31, 2014, 12:25:56 pm
30 August 1914 (Sun) - GERMAN SAMOA occupied by NEW ZEALAND EXPEDITIONARY FORCE. Chapter 10 of Official Naval History at http://www.naval-history.net/WW1Book-RN1a.htm#10.

Like the photo       
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: navalhistory on August 31, 2014, 12:35:36 pm
31 August 1914 (Mon) - GERMAN AUXILIARY CRUISER CAP TRAFALGAR (shortly sunk) commissioned in South Atlantic with guns from gunboat Eber sailing from German South West Africa. Listed at http://www.naval-history.net/WW1NavyBritishBVLSaRN1408.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on August 31, 2014, 01:59:30 pm
31 August 1914

HMS Macedonia, Cape Verde Islands, 9.30am: German prisoners mustered on boat deck http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Macedonia.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on September 01, 2014, 11:42:55 am
1 September 1914

HMS Defence, Dardanelles, 5.35 pm: Weighed & proceeded 3 cables astern of Flag [Indefatigable] http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Defence.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: navalhistory on September 01, 2014, 04:18:35 pm
1 Sept 1914 (Tue) - ROYAL NAVY CASUALTIES, SEPTEMBER 1914, including RM, RND etc, from original MOD documents, at http://www.naval-history.net/xDKCas1914-09Sept.htm. Includes loss of Pathfinder, AE.1, Pegasus, Aboukir, Hogue, Cressy, A heavy month, RIP.
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on September 02, 2014, 08:08:27 am
2 September 1914

HMS Leviathan, St Helena, 1pm: Proceeded in company with 6 transports and HMS Hyacinth http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Leviathan1.htm
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Post by: navalhistory on September 02, 2014, 09:13:49 am
2 Sept 1914 (Wed) - JAPANESE FORCES land in Shantung, China to attack German Tsingtau. For Army despatches on British Army and Royal Navy later involvement, see http://www.naval-history.net/WW1NavyBritishLGDispatchesArmy1914-16.htm#29601
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on September 03, 2014, 09:15:55 am
3 September 1914

HMS Carnarvon, Canary Islands, 11.19am: Capt Grant HMS Canopus, Capt Buller HMS Highflyer & Capt Sommerville HMS Victorian came on board http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Carnarvon.htm

Abbreviated for Twitter!
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Post by: navalhistory on September 03, 2014, 07:46:15 pm
3 Sept 1914 (Thu) - HMS LINDSELL and SPEEDY, both minesweepers, mined and sunk in North Sea off the Humber in field laid by SMS Nautilus - http://www.naval-history.net/WW1NavyBritishBVLSaRN1408.htm
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Post by: navalhistory on September 04, 2014, 09:16:09 am
4 Sept 1914 (Fri) - SS SOUTHPORT CAPTURED in PACIFIC, but escaped in real tale of seamanship. Story at end of chapter4 of official MN history - http://www.naval-history.net/WW1Book-MN1a-Merchant_Navy_in_WW1_Hurd.htm#IV
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on September 04, 2014, 09:23:33 am
4 September 1914

HMS Dwarf, Cameroon, noon: Anchored off Victoria; Captain landed with flag of truce http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-19-HMS_Dwarf.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on September 05, 2014, 09:25:14 am
5 September 1914

HMS Caronia, Berehaven, Ireland, 4pm: Hoisted flag of Rear Admiral Phipps Hornby
http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Caronia.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: navalhistory on September 05, 2014, 08:38:15 pm
5 Sept 1914 (Sat) - Scout cruiser HMS PATHFINDER sunk by submarine in the North Sea (first British warship destroyed by U-boat). See http://www.naval-history.net/WW1NavyBritishBVLSaRN1408.htm
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Post by: Caro on September 06, 2014, 08:28:16 am
6 September 1914

HMS Kinfauns Castle,  Port Nolloth, 7.40pm: Manned and armed ship. Lookout posted at each gun
http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Kinfauns_Castle.htm
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Post by: navalhistory on September 06, 2014, 09:49:08 pm
6 Sept 1914 (Sun) - BRITISH FISHING TRAWLER IMPERIALIST lost in Tyne minefield. Two crew died. Listed in http://www.naval-history.net/WW1NavyBritishBVLSMN1408.htm
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Post by: navalhistory on September 06, 2014, 10:10:18 pm
7 Sept 1914 (Mon) - CAMEROONS CAMPAIGN, Naval operations off Duala, German Cameroons begin in preparation for attack by Allied military forces. For naval campaign summary, related Army despatch, naval casualties and medals, chapters of Official Naval History and log books of HMS Astraea, Challenger and Dwarf, see http://www.naval-history.net/WW1Battle-German_Cameroons_Campaign_1914.htm
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Post by: Caro on September 07, 2014, 09:16:04 am
7 September 1914

HMS Argonaut, near Vigo, 3.00pm: Transferred flag of Rear Admiral J de Robeck to HMS Amphitrite http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Argonaut.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on September 08, 2014, 08:30:28 am
8 September 1914

HMS Duke of Edinburgh, Suez: In harbour: Turkish gunboats Iakis, Aidenreas, Boroc Rais http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Duke_of_Edinburgh.htm
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Post by: navalhistory on September 08, 2014, 09:48:15 am
8 Sept 1914 (Tue) - First loss of armed merchant cruiser - HMS OCEANIC. Listed in http://www.naval-history.net/WW1NavyBritishBVLSaRN1408.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on September 09, 2014, 07:02:18 am
9 September 1914

Old Sloop HMS Odin, Rishahr, Iran, 9.30am: Hands protecting after bridge with sails http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-18-HMS_Odin.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on September 10, 2014, 08:24:54 am
10 September 1914

HMS Berwick, Guyana, 3.37pm: Made prize of SS Lorenzo of NY chartered by Hamburg-American Co http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Berwick.htm
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Post by: navalhistory on September 10, 2014, 06:56:44 pm
9 Sept 1914 (Wed) - First units of INDIAN EXPEDITIONARY FORCE "A" arrive at Suez. Listed in http://www.naval-history.net/WW1Book-World_War_1_Timeline_or_Chronology_1914-1915.htm

10 Sept 1914 (Thu) - German light cruiser EMDEN makes her first capture in the Indian Ocean, Greek collier "Pontoporos". Chapter 4 of official MN history "The Exploits of the Emden" at http://www.naval-history.net/WW1Book-MN1a-Merchant_Navy_in_WW1_Hurd.htm#IV

Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on September 11, 2014, 07:51:47 am
11 September 1914

HMS Dwarf, Cameroon, 1.15pm: Shore battery from Jess Point opened fire; engaged http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-19-HMS_Dwarf.htm
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Post by: navalhistory on September 11, 2014, 04:45:14 pm
11 Sept 1914 (Fri) - AUSTRALIAN EXPEDITIONARY FORCE lands on the BISMARCK ARCHIPELAGO, German New Guinea. Story starts with Ch 10 of official Naval History at http://www.naval-history.net/WW1Book-RN1a.htm#10
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Post by: Caro on September 12, 2014, 09:14:59 am
12 September 1914

HMS Cornwall, Recife, 5.40am: HMS Carmania reported she was chasing a darkened ship to NEly http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Cornwall.htm
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Post by: navalhistory on September 12, 2014, 05:09:53 pm
12 Sept 1914 (Sat) - British steamship KABINGA captured by SMS EMDEN in Indian Ocean. Chapter 4 official MN history at http://www.naval-history.net/WW1Book-MN1a-Merchant_Navy_in_WW1_Hurd.htm#IV
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Post by: Caro on September 13, 2014, 08:52:10 am
13 September 1914

HMS Macedonia, Abrolhos Rocks: Bags flour being stowed alongside engine casing to protect boilers from shell fire http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Macedonia.htm
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Post by: Caro on September 14, 2014, 08:36:30 am
14 September 1914

HMS Carmania, Trinidad: [Cap Trafalgar] capsized to stbd & went down bows first with colours flying http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Carmania.htm
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Post by: navalhistory on September 14, 2014, 10:15:42 pm
13 Sept 1914 (Sun) - Submarine E.9 (Lt-Cdr Max Horton of WW2 Battle of the Atlantic fame) sank German old light cruiser HELA off Heligoland - the first British submarine success. Ch 11 of official history at http://www.naval-history.net/WW1Book-RN1a.htm#11

and Snap Caro,

14 Sept 1914 (Mon) - Armed merchant cruiser CARMANIA sank German raider CAP TRAFALGAR in S Atlantic. Links to action summary, RN casualties, medals, and prize money announcements, personal account by Carmania's wireless operator, and the logbooks of Carmania, including the action, see http://www.naval-history.net/WW1Battle-HMS_Carmania_v_SMS_Cap_Trafalgar_1914.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on September 15, 2014, 07:40:42 am
15 September 1914

HMS Dwarf, Cameroon River, 1.35pm: Towed infernal machine into shallow water and sank it http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-19-HMS_Dwarf.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: navalhistory on September 15, 2014, 08:06:43 pm
and some more about the fascinating career of DWARF - 15 Sept 1914 (Tue) - CAMEROONS CAMPAIGN and shades of "Africa Queen". Gunboat HMS DWARF spotted attack by German launch armed with bow torpedo in Duala estuary, opened fire, man in charge lashed wheel in the wrong position, crashed into bank and exploded. See Ch 20 of history at http://www.naval-history.net/WW1Book-RN1b.htm#20
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Post by: navalhistory on September 16, 2014, 07:45:31 am
16 Sept 1914 (Wed) - RETREAT TO THE MARNE. Taking part in the Allied evacuation of the Channel areas, the last British store-ships reached La Rochelle and Bordeaux. See Shifting the Army Base at http://www.naval-history.net/WW1Book-RN1a.htm#8
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on September 16, 2014, 07:48:04 am
16 September 1914

HMS Dwarf, Cameroon R, 8.52pm: German gunboat Nachtigal rammed ship abreast of foremast port side http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-19-HMS_Dwarf.htm

Dwarf continued ....
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on September 17, 2014, 08:47:32 am
17 September 1914

HMS Fox, Bombay: Hands employed stowing ammunition and digging latrines http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Fox.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: navalhistory on September 17, 2014, 03:53:47 pm
17 Sept 1914 (Thu) - Admiral Souchon, Imperial German Navy, assumed control of the TURKISH NAVY. See summary of the Navy's operations and warships at http://www.naval-history.net/WW1Navy-Turkish_Navy_WW1.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on September 18, 2014, 07:39:17 am
18 September 1914

HMS Caronia, Halifax NS: Hands placing armour plates & cleaning up decks & hatches http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Caronia.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: navalhistory on September 18, 2014, 08:54:40 am
18 Sept 1914 (Fri) - Summary of AUSTRO-HUNGARIAN NAVY operations and warships - http://www.naval-history.net/WW1Navy-Austrian_Navy_WW1.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on September 19, 2014, 08:33:26 am
19 September 1914

HMS Lancaster, Devonport, 5.30pm: Joined ship 1 musician http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Lancaster.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: navalhistory on September 19, 2014, 09:47:37 pm
World War 1 Centenary - THE CRISIS OF THE NAVAL WAR (1917), an interesting and contemporary account by the First Sea Lord, Admiral Jellicoe - http://www.naval-history.net/WW1Book-Jellicoe-Crisis_of_%20the_%20Naval_%20War.html
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on September 20, 2014, 08:16:00 am
20 September 1914

HMS Endymion, Cromarty, 6am: HMS Bonaventure & 4 submarines in & anchored http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Endymion.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: navalhistory on September 20, 2014, 07:32:33 pm
20 Sept 1914 (Sun) - old cruiser HMS PEGASUS sunk by German light cruiser KONIGSBERG at Zanzibar. Vol 1, Ch 22 of official history at http://www.naval-history.net/WW1Book-RN1b.htm#22
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on September 21, 2014, 08:26:46 am
21 September 1914

HMS Widgeon, Chongqing: Heavy rifle fire in city during the afternoon http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-11-HMS_Widgeon.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on September 22, 2014, 07:17:43 am
22 September 1914

HMS Macedonia, to Sierra Leone: HMS Macedonia subscribed 61 pounds for relatives of those who fell [on HMS Carmania] http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Macedonia.htm
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Post by: navalhistory on September 22, 2014, 04:45:46 pm
22 Sept 1914 (Tue) - HM Cruisers ABOUKIR, HOGUE, CRESSY all sunk by German U.9. in North Sea - http://www.naval-history.net/WW1NavyBritishBVLSaRN1408.htm. Full casualty and survivor lists at http://www.naval-history.net/xDKCas1914-09Sept.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on September 23, 2014, 07:19:42 am
23 September 1914

HMS Torch, Auckland, 6pm: Cheered out transports http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-18-HMS_Torch.htm

HMS Dwarf, Cameroon River, 8am: Yacht Ivy and launches Alligator and Crocodile arrived http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-19-HMS_Dwarf.htm

Two for the price of one today!
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Post by: navalhistory on September 23, 2014, 04:38:07 pm
23 Sept 1914 (Wed), World War 1 Centenary - HM Cruiser ASTRAEA on patrol off Luderitz Bay, GERMAN SOUTH WEST AFRICA (Namibia). Log books at http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Astraea.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on September 24, 2014, 07:10:44 am
24 September 1914

HMS Invincible, Scapa Flow, 7.15am: 1st, 2nd and 4th Battle Squadrons arrived http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-02-HMS_Invincible.htm

HMS Kinfauns Castle, Swakopmund, 11.11am: Ceased fire. Observed Flag of Truce ashore http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Kinfauns_Castle.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on September 25, 2014, 07:22:15 am
25 September 1914

HMS Isis, off Queenstown, 9.20am: Embarked HMS Juno's prize crew http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Isis.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: navalhistory on September 25, 2014, 11:08:39 pm
25 Sept 1914 (Fri), World War 1 Centenary - old patrol destroyer HMS STAG off Isle of May, Firth of Forth. Two torpedoes fired at her as U-boats reach further into the North Sea. Listed at http://www.naval-history.net/WW1NavyBritishBVLSaRN1408.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on September 26, 2014, 07:35:28 am
26 September 1914

HMS Falmouth, Scapa Flow, 5am: 1st Light Cruiser Squadron proceeded out of harbour http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-06-HMS_Falmouth.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on September 27, 2014, 08:12:43 am
27 September 1914

HMS Challenger, Cameroon R, 9pm: Duala occupied by Royal Marine detachment from Challenger http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Challenger.htm

HMS Teutonic, Norway, 7.20am: Rounded ship to, heavy sea, vessel rolling & labouring heavily http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Teutonic.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on September 28, 2014, 10:18:38 am
28 September 1914

HMS Dwarf, Bonaberi, 11.05am: Boarded German merchant ships and hoisted British flag http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-19-HMS_Dwarf.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on September 29, 2014, 08:06:01 am
29 September 1914

HMS Crescent, Cromarty Firth, 7.45am: Found here 2nd Cruiser Squadron, HMS Endymion and defence flotillas http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Crescent.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on September 30, 2014, 08:12:13 am
30 September 1914

HMS Challenger, Cameroon River: Commander Mitford and party away examining prizes http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Challenger.htm
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Post by: navalhistory on September 30, 2014, 11:22:28 pm
30 Sept 1914 (Wed), World War 1 Centenary - ROYAL NAVY CASUALTIES, OCTOBER 1914 including cruisers HAWKE and HERMES, at http://www.naval-history.net/xDKCas1914-10Oct.htm. R.I.P.
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Post by: Caro on October 01, 2014, 10:15:03 am
1 October 1914

HMS Dwarf, Duala, noon: Captain & Navigating Officer left ship in launch to reconnoitre creeks http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-19-HMS_Dwarf.htm
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Post by: navalhistory on October 02, 2014, 12:20:56 am
1 Oct 1914 (Thurs), World War 1 Centenary - for ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS LOST, DAMAGED and ATTACKED, month of OCTOBER 1914, see http://www.naval-history.net/WW1NavyBritishBVLSaRN1408.htm

2 Oct 1914 (Fri), World War 1 Centenary - for BRITISH MERCHANT and FISHING VESSELS LOST and DAMAGED month of OCTOBER 1914, see http://www.naval-history.net/WW1NavyBritishBVLSMN1408.htm

Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on October 02, 2014, 07:48:42 am
2 October 1914

HMS Alsatian, Northern Patrol, 11am: Boarded Danish RMS Fredrick VIII; 6 German stowaways on board arrested as prisoners of war http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Alsatian.htm
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Post by: navalhistory on October 02, 2014, 11:47:36 am
World War 1 Centenary - THE GRAND FLEET 1914-1916, its Creation, Development and Work by Admiral Jellicoe. An impressive enterprise. The account of Jutland before the smoke of battle has cleared emphasises the terrible risks such men had to take - at http://www.naval-history.net/WW1Book-Adm_Jellicoe-Grand_Fleet.html
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on October 03, 2014, 07:39:17 am
3 October 1914

HMS Cadmus, Philippines, 10am: Course as required for navigating through islands of Tapul Group http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-18-HMS_Cadmus.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: navalhistory on October 03, 2014, 10:58:09 pm
3 Oct 1914 (Sat), World War 1 Centenary - First contingents of CANADIAN AND NEWFOUNDLAND  EXPEDITIONARY FORCES sail for Britain under Royal Navy escort. See Ch 14 of official history at http://www.naval-history.net/WW1Book-RN1a.htm#14
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on October 04, 2014, 08:30:41 am
4 October 1914

HMS Defence, Dardanelles, 1pm: Submarine No 20 alongside charging accumulators http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Defence.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on October 05, 2014, 07:47:20 am
5 October 1914

HMS Glory, Halifax NS to Queenstown, 2pm: Stationed on starboard beam of convoy, 7 miles http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-01-HMS_Glory.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: navalhistory on October 05, 2014, 10:20:38 am
4 Oct 1914 (Sun), World War 1 Centenary - British GRAND FLEET at sea in force, partly to cover the passage of the CANADIAN TROOP CONVOY (see HMS GLORY above) - see http://www.naval-history.net/WW1Book-Adm_Jellicoe-Grand_Fleet.html#1014 and accompanying chart

5 Oct 1914 (Mon), World War 1 Centenary - British minesweeping trawlers DRUMOAK and PRINCESS BEATRICE disappear off Belgian coast with all hands - see http://www.naval-history.net/WW1NavyBritishBVLSaRN1408.htm#1014
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Post by: navalhistory on October 05, 2014, 09:36:42 pm
6 Oct 1914 (Tue), World War 1 Centenary - German cruiser KARLSRUHE continues operations in the central Atlantic, sinking SS NICETO DE LARRINGA, bound Buenos Aires for London with 8,000 tons of cattle fodder, maize and oats. See http://www.naval-history.net/WW1NavyBritishBVLSMN1408.htm#1014
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on October 06, 2014, 07:36:22 am
6 October 1914

HMS Hampshire, Maldives, 5.30pm: ... leaving Male Harbour; saluted flag of Sultan with 17 guns http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Hampshire.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on October 07, 2014, 09:11:33 am
7 October 1914

HMS Odin, Shatt al Arab, 2pm: Hands getting down yards and main gaffs and preparing for battle http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-18-HMS_Odin.htm
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Post by: navalhistory on October 07, 2014, 10:26:04 pm
7 Oct 1914 (Wed), World War 1 Centenary - JAPANESE NAVAL FORCES occupy the
Pacific island of YAP in the German Carolines. See Ch 24 of official history at http://www.naval-history.net/WW1Book-RN1b.htm#24 for role and eventual occupation of Yap.
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on October 08, 2014, 09:13:01 am
8 October 1914

HMS Caronia, off New York, 6.10pm: Received on board 3 German prisoners from SS United States http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Caronia.htm
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Post by: navalhistory on October 08, 2014, 08:58:35 pm
8 Oct 1914 (Thu), World War 1 Centenary - of over 60 commissioned British ARMED MERCHANT CRUISERS, log books of 48 of them covering most of their service career are linked from http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-LogBooksWW1.htm.  These cover the majority of 10th Cruiser Squadron operations of the Northern Patrol as well as the rest of the world.
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on October 09, 2014, 07:46:21 am
9 October 1914

HMS Dartmouth, 5.30am: Closing Caldeira Island to search for German cruiser Konigsberg http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-06-HMS_Dartmouth.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on October 10, 2014, 07:52:34 am
10 October 1914

HMS Challenger, Duala, 8.30 pm: Jubassi expeditionary party returned http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Challenger.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: navalhistory on October 10, 2014, 10:22:02 pm
10 Oct 1914 (Sat), World War 1 Centenary - WORLD WAR 1 FILMS/DOCUMENTARIES, both naval and military - see http://www.naval-history.net/WW1NavalFilms.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on October 11, 2014, 08:30:35 am
11 October 1914

HMS Duke of Edinburgh, Karachi, am: Captain proceeded ashore to confer with British Political Agent http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Duke_of_Edinburgh.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on October 12, 2014, 08:51:18 am
12 October 1914

HMS Challenger, Duala, 4.25am: Jubassi expeditionary force left under command of Cdr Mitford RN http://naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Challenger.htm

HMS Yarmouth, Sumatra, 12.30pm: Opened fire on [unmanned] Markomannia with fx 6"; fired 4 rounds Lyddite http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-06-HMS_Yarmouth.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: navalhistory on October 12, 2014, 12:10:05 pm
12 Oct 1914 (Mon), World War 1 Centenary - BRITISH GRAND FLEET, 1st Battle Cruiser Squadron, with 1st Light Cruiser Squadron and two divisions of destroyers, left Scapa at 5.30 p.m. on the 12th, to carry out a sweep of the southern part of the North Sea. See http://www.naval-history.net/WW1Book-Adm_Jellicoe-Grand_Fleet.html#5
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Post by: navalhistory on October 12, 2014, 10:03:49 pm
13 Oct 1914 (Tues), World War 1 Centenary - Monitors HMS HUMBER and SEVERN of Dover Patrol, ordered to escort transports back from OSTEND.  See http://www.naval-history.net/WW1NavyBritishBVLSaRN1408.htm#1410. For this phase of Belgian coast operations - see http://www.naval-history.net/WW1Book-RN1a.htm#13

Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on October 13, 2014, 08:57:36 am
13 October 1914

HMS Isis, Celtic Sea, 6am: Obsd Glory, Charybdis, Minerva & transports ahead steaming E http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Isis.htm
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Post by: navalhistory on October 13, 2014, 09:33:37 pm
14 Oct 1914 (Wed), World War 1 Centenary - Auxiliary cruiser minelayer SMS BERLIN sailed from Germany for operations around British Isles. Her mines shortly sank dreadnought HMS AUDACIOUS. Official RN history at http://www.naval-history.net/WW1Book-RN1b.htm#17
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: navalhistory on October 13, 2014, 09:34:44 pm
Caro, we seem to have a nice bit of centenary ping-pong going. Glad you're more reliable than me. Gordon
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on October 14, 2014, 07:46:24 am
14 October 1914

HMS Dartmouth, Port Kilindini 10.30am: 4 German officers & 5 seamen of tug Adjutant, prisoners, entrained for Nairobi http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-06-HMS_Dartmouth.htm

Ping!
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on October 15, 2014, 07:28:34 am
15 October 1914

HMS Sapphire, Dover, 2pm: Rear Admiral Hood visited ship on taking command of Dover Straits patrol http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Sapphire.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on October 16, 2014, 07:33:06 am
16 October 1914

HMS Invincible, Scapa Flow, 6am: 1st & 4th Battle Squadrons and HMS Blonde weighed & proceeded http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-02-HMS_Invincible.htm
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Post by: navalhistory on October 16, 2014, 09:55:41 am
15 Oct 1914 (Thu), World War 1 Centenary -Cruiser  HMS HAWKE sunk by U-boat in North Sea. Heavy casualties. RIP.
http://www.naval-history.net/WW1NavyBritishBVLSaRN1408.htm#1014
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Post by: navalhistory on October 16, 2014, 10:05:56 am
16 Oct 1914 (Fri), World War 1 Centenary -    EMPIRE TROOP MOVEMENTS. At this time, forces from Australia, Canada, India, Newfoundland and New Zealand are sailing to or landing in East Africa, England, France, Persian Gulf. http://www.naval-history.net/WW1Book-World_War_1_Timeline_or_Chronology_1914-1915.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Danny252 on October 16, 2014, 05:41:59 pm
Caro, we seem to have a nice bit of centenary ping-pong going.

And a very educational game of ping-pong it is!
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: navalhistory on October 16, 2014, 11:19:24 pm
17 Oct 1914 (Sat), World War 1 Centenary - BALTIC SUBMARINE OPERATIONS, First British submarines, E.-1  (Horton of WW2 Battle of the Atlantic fame) and E.-9 (Nasmith, later VC) enter the Baltic. http://www.naval-history.net/WW1Book-RN1b.htm#17

Thanks Danny252. It's interesting adding these links in "real-time". In a book, one event can follow another on the next page. When you have to wait days or weeks to do the same with dates in any given location, it highlights the reality that even war can be long periods of boredom with nothing happening. Then it's the 2 percent or whatever of action.
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Post by: Caro on October 17, 2014, 07:38:10 am
17 October 1914

HMS Duke of Edinburgh, Karachi, 7am: Proceeded for Suez with convoy ... of 12 ships & HMS Hardinge http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Duke_of_Edinburgh.htm

HMS Albion, Cape Verde Is to Ascension Is, 5.45pm: Neptune came aboard http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-01-HMS_Albion.htm



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Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: navalhistory on October 17, 2014, 08:41:43 am
World War 1 Centenary - THE DOVER PATROL, Volume 1 by Admiral Sir Reginald Bacon, with all illustrations and diagrams. http://www.naval-history.net/WW1Book-Adm_Bacon-Dover_Patrol.html. An excellent and fascinating book, a  treasure trove.

Excuse the long introduction, but it's some book:

INTRODUCTION

The ups and down of command between early 1915 and late 1917 in the Dover Patrol, only second to the Grand Fleet in it's importance to the maritime defence of Britain and her allies.

Admiral Bacon (in Volume 1 to date) covers all this with humour, even fun, in sometimes great technical detail - engineering types will enjoy - but which all readers can appreciate from the fascinating photos and sketches. Also, dare one say, with a certain amount of immodesty. He did not suffer fools gladly, and that included the Admiralty, and he was obviously deeply hurt by his abrupt dismissal just before the Zeebrugge Raid of 1918.

He highlights the critical importance of the Belgian coast throughout the war, and the navy's role in holding the seaward end of the Western Front and preventing the Germans from turning it. As part of this he describes the landing of big naval guns earlier in the war and the preparations subsequently made for landing in German-occupied Belgian. The problems he encountered - landing pontoons, tidal predictions, getting tanks ashore, deception plans etc. and the solutions found, keep reminding the reader of the preparations made for the 1944 Normandy landings. He was an accomplished technologist and tactician. Admiral Fisher considered him the cleverest officer in the Navy.

An excellent and fascinating book, and I believe an important one in opening up so much of the role of the Belgian coast in World War 1. Not surprisingly, the 1918 Zeebrugge Raid, about which this books provides interesting background, tends to overshadow all the previous four years of war along this vital coastline.

A treasure trove.
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on October 18, 2014, 08:23:32 am
18 October 1914

HMS Fox, Mombasa, 5pm: British prize crew ratings from late German tug Adjutant joined ship http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Fox.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on October 19, 2014, 08:57:23 am
19 October 1914

HMS Sapphire, Dover, 5:30am: Proceeded in company with TBDs Goshawk, Phoenix, Afridi & Gurkha http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Sapphire.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: navalhistory on October 19, 2014, 10:13:11 pm
18 Oct 1914 (Sun), World War 1 Centenary - BELGIAN COAST NAVAL OPERATIONS, Royal Navy warships of the Dover Patrol start operations by bombarding German positions along the River Yser at the North Sea end of the Western Front. For naval campaign in outline, London Gazette despatches, naval casualties and medals, and relevant chapters from the official naval histories, see http://www.naval-history.net/WW1Battle-Belgian_Coast_Naval_Battles_1914_1918.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: navalhistory on October 19, 2014, 10:28:38 pm
19 Oct 1914 (Mon), World War 1 Centenary - GERMAN CRUISER OPERATIONS continue. SMS EMDEN captures British collier Exford in Indian Ocean, retained as collier, later released with POWs. Vol 1 of official history - http://www.naval-history.net/WW1Book-RN1b.htm#24
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on October 20, 2014, 08:01:51 am
20 October 1914

HMS Macedonia, Abrolhos Rocks, 2.05pm: Sent assistance to sailing gig of HMS Edinburgh Castle ... capsized; Lt Cdr drowned http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Macedonia.htm

Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: navalhistory on October 21, 2014, 07:07:40 am
20 Oct 1914 (Tues), World War 1 Centenary -FIRST MERCHANT VESSEL SUNK BY GERMAN U-BOAT, British SS GLITRA in North Sea - see http://www.naval-history.net/WW1NavyBritishBVLSMN1408.htm and http://www.naval-history.net/WW1Book-MN1b-Merchant_Navy_in_WW1_Hurd.htm#VII
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on October 21, 2014, 07:19:48 am
21 October 1914

HMS Duke of Edinburgh, Arabian Sea, 1am: In company with Swiftsure, Minerva & convoy of 38 ships http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Duke_of_Edinburgh.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: navalhistory on October 21, 2014, 07:20:22 am
21 Oct 1914 (Wed), World War 1 Centenary - SUMMARY OF ROYAL NAVY GROWTH 1914-18, including ordnance and other equipment production. From RN Estimates 1919-20. Fascinating. For example: "Rough estimate of Minesweeping Rope expended:? 8,825,500 fathoms. (52,953,000 feet or 8,715 nautical miles)".  http://www.naval-history.net/WW1NavyBritishAdmiraltyEstimates1919.htm#III
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on October 22, 2014, 07:45:02 am
22 October 1914

HMS Gibraltar, Busta Voe, am: Third Cruiser Squadron arrived http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Gibraltar.htm

HMS Pyramus, Hobart, 3 pm: Convoy and transports proceeded http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Pyramus.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on October 23, 2014, 07:39:11 am
23 October 1914

HMS Odin, Shatt al Arab, 2.30pm: Proceeded to Bas light buoy & extinguished fixed light http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-18-HMS_Odin.htm

HMS Philomel, Hobart to Albany, 12.20am: Course as req for taking station astern of convoy http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Philomel.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on October 24, 2014, 07:34:00 am
24 October 1914

HMS Duke of Edinburgh, Aden, 4am: SS Ballarat (transport) arrived & landed Maharajah of Patiala http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Duke_of_Edinburgh.htm
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Post by: navalhistory on October 25, 2014, 07:40:39 am
23 Oct 1914 (Fri), World War 1 Centenary - MESOPOTAMIAN (IRAQ) CAMPAIGN. Because of increasing Turkish hostility, British/Indian forces were dispatched to protect British oil interests in the Persian Gulf area, and arrived off Bahrein ready to land. Including British despatches, RN casualties and medals, see http://www.naval-history.net/WW1Battle1408Mesopotamia.htm

Haven't we been there since??
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Post by: navalhistory on October 25, 2014, 08:00:17 am
25 Oct 1914 (Sun), World War 1 Centenary - NAVAL AVIATION. Only 11 years after the Wright brother's first successful powered flight, the Royal Navy attempted to attack Zeppelin sheds at Cuxhaven using "aircraft carriers", but the seaplanes were unable to take off from the water. Seaplane carriers Engadine and Riviera took part escorted by Harwich Force. See http://www.naval-history.net/WW1NavyBritishBVLSaRN1408.htm#1014
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Post by: Caro on October 25, 2014, 10:02:16 am
25 October 1914

HMS Glory, mid Atlantic, 2.23pm: Altered course N to intercept strange vessel; apparently SS Lusitania http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-01-HMS_Glory.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on October 26, 2014, 08:37:23 am
26 October 1914

HMS Fox, Mombasa, 11am: Lt Col Mackay (Adjutant of Indian Volunteers of W African Frontier Force) joined ship
http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Fox.htm

HMS Minotaur, Hobart to Albany, 3.40pm: Convoy stopped engines for burial of Corporal Gilchrist, NZ contingent
http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Minotaur.htm
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Post by: navalhistory on October 26, 2014, 04:37:30 pm
World War 1 Centenary - THE BRITISH ADMIRALTY, Part 1 Board of Admiralty and Related Bodies, 1913-18. A start at looking into the supporting organisation of the Royal Navy in World War 1 - http://www.naval-history.net/WW1NavyBritishAdmiraltyPart01.html
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Post by: navalhistory on October 26, 2014, 04:38:58 pm
26 Oct 1914 (Mon), World War 1 Centenary - U-BOAT WARFARE. First U-boat attack without warning. French liner Amiral Ganteaume carrying Belgian refugees mistaken for troopship and torpedoed by U.24 off Cape Gris-Nez, reached port. End of chapter VIII for background - http://www.naval-history.net/WW1Book-RN2a.htm#VIII
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on October 27, 2014, 07:31:30 am
27 October 1914

HMS Thistle II, Portsmouth: Dockyard men working on gun platforms, Marconi house & shifting bridge ladder http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-33-HMS_Thistle.htm

HMS Otranto, Vallenar Roads, 9.45am: HMS Good Hope arrived http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Otranto.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: navalhistory on October 27, 2014, 09:12:48 pm
Admiral Bacon of WW1 Dover Patrol was asked why he had not instituted a defence measure in the Dover Straits earlier. He quotes 'The answer proposed by Lord Fisher to the parliamentary question asking, "If the new scheme of naval education was a success, and, if so, why it had not been instituted before," applied to this case. His answer was: "The reply to the first part is in the affirmative. With reference to the second part, the same question might be addressed to the Deity as regards the Creation.'" Oh for such a turn of phrase.
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Post by: Janet Jaguar on October 27, 2014, 09:55:12 pm
I loved this one - admirals do have a sense of humor when dealing with politicians.  :)
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Post by: navalhistory on October 27, 2014, 10:00:24 pm
27 Oct 1914 (Tues), World War 1 Centenary - Dreadnought battleship HMS AUDACIOUS mined and sunk off northern Ireland in field laid by German auxiliary minelayer SMS BERLIN. http://www.naval-history.net/WW1NavyBritishBVLSaRN1408.htm#1014
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on October 28, 2014, 07:30:27 am
28 October 1914

HMS Glasgow, Vallenar Roads to Coronel, 9.10am: Prepared for action; hands to action stations http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-06-HMS_Glasgow.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: navalhistory on October 28, 2014, 06:39:02 pm
World War 1 Centenary - DISPOSITION OF ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS and AUXILIARY PATROL VESSELS, 1914-18. An ongoing project starting with Dittmar & Colledge's invaluable "Fleet Distribution" and "Auxiliary Patrol" lists - http://www.naval-history.net/WW1NavyBritishShips-DittmarDispositions.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on October 29, 2014, 07:59:33 am
29 October 1914

HMS Defence, Abrolhos Rocks, noon: HMS Carnarvon flying flag of Rear Admiral Archibald Stoddart arrived http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Defence.htm

HMS Pyramus, Fremantle, 4:50 pm: Proceeded; course and speed as requisite for entering harbour http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Pyramus.htm
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Post by: navalhistory on October 29, 2014, 08:59:56 am
28 Oct 1914 (Tues), World War 1 Centenary - German cruiser EMDEN raids Penang Roads (Malaysia) and sinks Russian cruiser Zhemchug. Official history at http://www.naval-history.net/WW1Book-RN1b.htm#24

29 Oct 1914 (Wed), World War 1 Centenary -  TURKISH warships, including the recently arrived German battlecruiser GOEBEN and light cruiser BRESLAU bombard Russian ports of Odessa, Sevastopol, and Theodosia. Official history at http://www.naval-history.net/WW1Book-RN1b.htm#26
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on October 30, 2014, 07:48:22 am
30 October 1914

HMS Minotaur, Albany, 11am: GOC Australian Expeditionary Force visited ship http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Minotaur.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: navalhistory on October 30, 2014, 09:46:47 am
30 Oct 1914 (Thu), World War 1 Centenary - British Admiralty hospital ship ROHILLA wrecked in North Sea off Whitby, 90 lives lost. http://www.naval-history.net/WW1NavyBritishBVLSaRN1408.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: navalhistory on October 31, 2014, 12:30:05 am
31 Oct 1914 (Fri), World War 1 Centenary - German light cruiser KONIGSBERG located in Rufiji River, German East Africa (Tanzania). Official history at http://www.naval-history.net/WW1Book-RN1b.htm#24
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on October 31, 2014, 07:43:28 am
31 October 1914

HMS Swiftsure, Bombay, 11am: Arrived Russian cruiser Askold and 5 transports http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-01-HMS_Swiftsure.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on November 01, 2014, 08:42:55 am
1 November 1914

HMS Glasgow, Coronel, 4.40pm: Sighted enemy; full speed to join flag in company with Monmouth & Otranto http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-06-HMS_Glasgow.htm

HMS Glasgow, Coronel, 5.47pm: Formed single line ahead Otranto standing away to Wd. Proceeded into action http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-06-HMS_Glasgow.htm

HMS Otranto, Coronel, 7.12pm: Enemy opened fire and other ships replied http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Otranto.htm

HMS Glasgow, Coronel, 7.50pm: HMS Good Hope who was badly on fire blew up http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-06-HMS_Glasgow.htm

HMS Glasgow, Coronel, 9.25pm: Observed enemy using searchlights firing presumably at Monmouth http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-06-HMS_Glasgow.htm

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-29857302



HMS Minotaur, Albany, 9.15am: All convoy (36) & warships out of harbour
http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Minotaur.htm

HMS Minotaur, 10.33am: Convoy in 3 lines astern of HMAS Sydney port beam, HMAS Melbourne starboard beam http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Minotaur.htm


HMS Odin, Shatt al Arab, 4.30am: Gunfire in direction of river. War declared on Turkey http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-18-HMS_Odin.htm 
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: navalhistory on November 01, 2014, 10:32:55 pm
Caro - Snap!!

1 Nov 1914 (Sun), World War 1 Centenary - BATTLE OF CORONEL in the eastern Pacific off Chile. Cruisers HMS Good Hope and Monmouth sunk with all hands by Admiral von Spee's German Squadron. Battle summary and casualty lists at http://www.naval-history.net/WW1Battle-Battle_of_Coronel_1914.htm. Includes links to log book of HMS Glasgow and official history account.
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on November 02, 2014, 08:34:10 am
2 November 1914

HMS Glasgow, Chile: Damage to ship, 4 shots in hull & 1 in funnel casing ... http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-06-HMS_Glasgow.htm

HMS Fox, Tanga, 3pm: Proceeded into harbour with Jeddah, Pentakota, Karmala http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Fox.htm

HMS Minerva, Akaba, 6am: Landed flag of truce & demanded surrender of Akaba http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Minerva.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: navalhistory on November 02, 2014, 05:20:21 pm
2 Nov 1914 (Mon), World War 1 Centenary - British Admiralty declares the NORTH SEA a military zone in reaction to German minelaying. End of chapter - http://www.naval-history.net/WW1Book-RN1b.htm#17
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: navalhistory on November 02, 2014, 06:24:34 pm
World War 1 - from Admiral Bacon of the Dover Patrol, talking about the Royal Naval Air Service and the lack of availability of bombs in 1915 - "So scarce were they, and the demand for them was so keen, that pilots generally took their allowance to bed with them the night preceding a raid, to prevent other keen competitors from stealing them during the dark hours!"
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on November 03, 2014, 07:47:54 am
3 November 1914

HMS Minotaur, Albany to Singapore, 3.30pm: HIJMS Ibuki, Pioneer & 2 transports joined convoy http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Minotaur.htm

(http://static.awm.gov.au/images/collection/items/ACCNUM_SCREEN/ART13569.JPG)
HIJMS Ibuki and HMAS Melbourne escorting the first ANZAC convoy
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Post by: navalhistory on November 03, 2014, 07:18:53 pm
PS Like the painting

3 Nov 1914 (Tue), World War 1 Centenary - First GERMAN NAVAL RAID on British NORTH SEA coast near Gorleston and Yarmouth. http://www.naval-history.net/WW1Book-RN1b.htm#18

Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on November 04, 2014, 07:58:11 am
Thanks Gordon.

4 November 1914

HMS Duke of Edinburgh, Red Sea to Karachi, 6am: Sighted smoke of Bombay convoy http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Duke_of_Edinburgh.htm

HMS Odin, Shatt al Arab, 11.50am: Received 299 rounds lyddite [from HMS Ocean]. Hands fuze lyddite http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-18-HMS_Odin.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: navalhistory on November 04, 2014, 10:44:34 pm
4 Nov 1914 (Wed), World War 1 Centenary - German light cruiser KARLSRUHE sunk in the Atlantic off Brazil by internal explosion. Official RN History at http://www.naval-history.net/WW1Book-RN1b.htm#26.

Of the German cruisers/raiders at sea in early August 1914, battlecruiser GOEBEN and light cruiser BRESLAU entered Turkish waters on 10 August, auxiliary KAISER WILHELM DER GROSSE sunk by HMS Highflyer off NW Africa on 26 August, and now KARSLRUHE is lost.

The fates of the remainder are as follows: light cruiser Koenigsberg located and trapped 31 October 1914, sunk July 1915; gunboat Geier interned in Hawaii 7/8 November 1914; light cruiser Emden sunk 9 November 1914; armoured cruisers Scharnhorst, Gneisenau, light cruisers Leipzig, Nurnberg sunk 8 December 1914; light cruiser Dresden founds and sunk March 1915; auxiliary cruisers Prinz Eitel Friedrich interned in USA March 1915, Kronprinz Wilhelm interned in USA April 1915.
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on November 05, 2014, 07:45:44 am
5 November 1914

HMS Invincible, Cromarty, 6.55pm: Weighed & proceeded as req for leaving harbour
[for South Atlantic] http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-02-HMS_Invincible.htm

HMS Inflexible, Cromarty, 7.00pm: Weighed & proceeded ... as req for leaving harbour [for South Atlantic] http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-02-HMS_Inflexible.htm

HMS Fox, Tanga, 5am: Enemy opened fire at SS Lai Sang 5.15am: [Fox] fired 2 rounds starboard 4.7? http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Fox.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: navalhistory on November 05, 2014, 11:04:37 pm
5 Nov 1914 (Thu), World War 1 Centenary - Great Britain and France formally declare war on TURKEY (a week after Turkish/German warships bombarded Russian Black Sea ports). For naval operations at this time, see http://www.naval-history.net/WW1Book-RN1b.htm#26

World War 1 Centenary - A fascinating source of WW1 Naval information, see http://www.gwpda.org/naval/n0000000.htm. No longer updated but full of useful information.
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on November 06, 2014, 07:28:11 am
6 November 1914

HMS Odin, Fao, 10.07am: Turkish guns opened fire on HMS Odin; 10.10am: Opened fire; 11.20am: Ceased fire. Anchored with stern anchor and shelled fort; 1pm: Escorted transports & covered landing of troops http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-18-HMS_Odin.htm

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Post by: Caro on November 07, 2014, 07:33:45 am
7 November 1914

HMS Duke of Edinburgh, Karachi to Suez, 8am: Proceeded ahead of convoy; communicated with Swiftsure http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Duke_of_Edinburgh.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: navalhistory on November 08, 2014, 08:42:31 am
8 Nov 1914 (Sun), World War 1 Centenary - Dover Patrol ships support Allied armies in preventing German forces pushing along Belgian coast to to take Dunkirk, so anchoring the seaward end of the Western Front. http://www.naval-history.net/WW1Book-RN1b.htm#18
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on November 08, 2014, 08:44:40 am
8 November 1914

HMS Odin, Abadan, 5.30am: General Delamaine & staff embarked. Troops demolished Turkish Custom House http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-18-HMS_Odin.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: navalhistory on November 08, 2014, 11:02:17 pm
7/8 Nov 1914 (Sat), World War 1 Centenary - German gunboat Geier  interned in Honolulu. See Vol 1, Ch 26 of official history - http://www.naval-history.net/WW1Book-RN1b.htm#26

Of the German cruisers/raiders at sea in early August 1914, battlecruiser GOEBEN and light cruiser BRESLAU entered Turkish waters on 10 August, auxiliary KAISER WILHELM DER GROSSE sunk by HMS Highflyer off NW Africa on 26 August, light cruiser KARSLRUHE  lost off Brazil on 4 November. Now GEIER is interned.

The fates of the remainder are as follows: light cruiser Emden sunk 9 November 1914; armoured cruisers Scharnhorst, Gneisenau, light cruisers Leipzig, Nurnberg sunk 8 December 1914; light cruiser Dresden found and sunk March 1915; auxiliary cruisers Prinz Eitel Friedrich interned in USA March 1915, Kronprinz Wilhelm interned in USA April 1915; light cruiser Koenigsberg located and trapped 31 October 1914, sunk July 1915
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Post by: navalhistory on November 08, 2014, 11:11:40 pm
9 Nov 1914 (Mon), World War 1 Centenary - German cruiser EMDEN wrecked in action with HMAS Sydney at the Cocos Islands. For British despatch, casualties and honours, chapters from official history, see http://www.naval-history.net/WW1Battle-HMAS_Sydney_v_SMS_Emden_1914-Battle_of_Cocos_Island.htm
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Post by: Caro on November 09, 2014, 09:02:51 am
9 November 1914

HMS Pyramus, Fremantle to Singapore, 5:16am: Sighted Christmas Island S79W http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Pyramus.htm

Lest we forget
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Post by: navalhistory on November 09, 2014, 12:24:40 pm
WW1 Centenary, Remembrance Sunday, 9 November 2014. The thousands of Royal Navy and Royal Marines killed and missing can be found in full at http://www.naval-history.net/xDKCas1003-Intro.htm. Only a few days before, on 1 November 1914, cruisers Good Hope and Monmouth were sunk at the battle of Coronel with the loss of their entire crews. Even on the 9 November 1914, one man drowned in the Cameroons, two died of illness in the UK, and four Australians in the sinking of German cruiser Emden by HMAS Sydney in the Indian Ocean. May they all rest in peace.
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on November 10, 2014, 07:36:50 am
10 November 1914

HMS Defence, English Bank, 9pm: Rear Admiral Stoddart, staff & 20 ratings joined from Carnarvon http://www.navalhistory.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Defence.htm

HMS Duke of Edinburgh, Sheikh Syed, 6am: Commenced bombardment of Turkish defensive works at Turba http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Duke_of_Edinburgh.htm
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Post by: navalhistory on November 10, 2014, 08:34:15 pm
Caro - snap

10 Nov 1914 (Tue), World War 1 Centenary - British force, including HMS DUKE OF EDINBURGH, bombard and storm Sheikh Said, Southern Arabia, and destroy the defences. See logbooks of Duke of Edinburgh at http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Duke_of_Edinburgh.htm.
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Post by: Caro on November 11, 2014, 07:40:48 am
11 November 1914

 HMS Orama, Abrolhos Rocks, 5.15pm: German fleet auxiliary Navarra badly on fire; took crew on board http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Orama.htm

(http://www.clipartbest.com/cliparts/nTX/x4g/nTXx4gMTB.jpeg)
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Post by: Caro on November 12, 2014, 07:30:51 am
12 November 1914

HMS Inflexible, Bay of Biscay, 3.16am: [Took] station on starboard beam of HMS Invincible, 3 miles http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-02-HMS_Inflexible.htm
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Post by: Caro on November 13, 2014, 07:53:49 am
13 November 1914

HMS Dryad, Busta Voe, pm: Hands employed clearing away snow http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-22-HMS_Dryad.htm

HMS Hampshire, Singapore-Colombo: Communicating with HIJMS Ibuki & taking station ahead of convoy http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Hampshire.htm
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Post by: navalhistory on November 13, 2014, 09:17:04 am
13 Nov 1914, World War 1 Centenary - The British GRAND FLEET in November 1914 - the weather as usual mostly appalling. See Adm Jellicoe's account at http://www.naval-history.net/WW1Book-Adm_Jellicoe-Grand_Fleet.html#6
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Post by: Caro on November 14, 2014, 07:59:29 am
14 November 1914

HMS Odin, Seihan, 8.55pm: Rifle firing at Customs House http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-18-HMS_Odin.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on November 15, 2014, 08:30:48 am
15 November 1914

HMS Hampshire, Colombo: Sydney & Empress of Russia arrived; Ibuki arrived, Melbourne sailed http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Hampshire.htm
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Post by: navalhistory on November 15, 2014, 06:37:37 pm
15 Nov 1914, World War 1 Centenary - For a contemporary account of what the Royal Navy was doing at this time, 100 years ago in the CAMEROONS and GERMAN WEST AFRICA see http://www.naval-history.net/WW1Book-NavyEverywhere00.htm. A good read.
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Post by: Caro on November 16, 2014, 08:59:19 am
16 November 1914

HMS Glasgow, Rio de Janeiro, 10am: Saluted country with 21 guns & Rear Admiral with 13 guns http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-06-HMS_Glasgow.htm
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Post by: Caro on November 17, 2014, 07:28:58 am
17 November 1914

HMS Defence, 5.15 pm: Anchored off Abrolhos Island; found here Kent, Orama, Edinburgh Castle http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Defence.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: navalhistory on November 17, 2014, 09:47:04 pm
World War 1 Centenary - THE DOVER PATROL, Volume 2 by Admiral Sir Reginald Bacon is now online at http://www.naval-history.net/WW1Book-Adm_Bacon-Dover_Patrol2.html. Volume II concentrates on mainly Dover Straits operations, 1915 to late 1917. A good read and valuable background to the war.
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Post by: Caro on November 18, 2014, 07:23:04 am
18 November 1914

HMS Odin, Abadan Channel, 7.25am: Heard report of pom-poms and field musketry above police station http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-18-HMS_Odin.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on November 19, 2014, 07:39:00 am
19 November 1914

HMS Dwarf, Cameroon, 6am: Captain & party went on board paddle tug Porpoise & proceeded to Mokundange http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-19-HMS_Dwarf.htm
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Post by: navalhistory on November 19, 2014, 10:29:42 pm
World War 1 Centenary - Awards of the ALBERT MEDAL to men of the Royal and Merchant Navies, see http://www.naval-history.net/WW1NavyBritishLGDecorationszzAlbertMedal.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on November 20, 2014, 07:48:46 am
20 November 1914

HMS Canopus, Port Stanley, Falkland Islands, 9am: Marines landed at wireless telegraph point http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-01-HMS_Canopus.htm
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Post by: Caro on November 21, 2014, 07:29:00 am
21 November 1914

HMS Invincible, Atlantic, 10am: HM King Neptune held his court. Carried out customary rites for a ship crossing the line http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-02-HMS_Invincible.htm
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Post by: Caro on November 22, 2014, 08:53:17 am
22 November 1914

HMS Dryad, Long Hope: HMS Active & destroyer flotilla left harbour; minesweeping gunboats arrived http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-22-HMS_Dryad.htm
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Post by: Caro on November 23, 2014, 08:33:43 am
23 November 1914

HMS Odin, Al Qurnah, 8.10am: Anchored off German Railway Terminus. Landed troops http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-18-HMS_Odin.htm
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Post by: navalhistory on November 23, 2014, 06:40:31 pm
World War 1 Centenary - THE VICTORY AT SEA, United States Navy at War, 1917-18 by Rear-Admiral William Sowden Sims, U.S. Navy at http://www.naval-history.net/WW1Book-Adm_Sims-Victory_at_Sea.html Highly recommended. Well-written with impressively analytical approach.
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Post by: Caro on November 24, 2014, 08:04:31 am
24 November 1914

HMS Dryad, North Sea, 10.14am: Sighted periscope of submarine; altered course to endeavour to ram her http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-22-HMS_Dryad.htm
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Post by: navalhistory on November 24, 2014, 10:37:24 pm
World War 1 Centenary - FRENCH NAVY played an important part in the war at sea. For one of her seaman, see FIREMAN LOUIS BECHENNEC at http://www.naval-history.net/WW1Memoir-Bechennec.htm. With thanks to his grandson Daniel Bechennec
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Post by: Caro on November 25, 2014, 08:26:50 am
25 November 1914

HMS Defence, Abrolhos anchorage, 2.45 pm: Rear Admiral Stoddart transferred to HMS Carnarvon http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Defence.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: navalhistory on November 25, 2014, 09:19:10 pm
World War 1 Centenary - For contemporary accounts of World War 1 at sea, see THE NAVY RECORDS SOCIETY and THE NAVAL REVIEW at http://www.naval-history.net/WW1Books-Sources-Navy_Records-Naval%20Review.htm. The Naval Review section lists 640 articles - very readable and highly recommended.
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on November 26, 2014, 08:34:18 am
26 November 1914

HMS Topaze, Sheerness, 7.55am: Explosion towards Kethole Reach near 17 buoy [HMS Bulwark explodes] http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Topaze.htm

HMS Hampshire, Aden to Port Said, 1pm: New Zealand convoy took station 5 miles ahead http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Hampshire.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on November 27, 2014, 08:24:52 am
27 November 1914

HMS Glasgow, Abrolhos Rocks, 8.29am: Weighed & proceeded as requisite to meet HMS Cornwall http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-06-HMS_Glasgow.htm
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Post by: Caro on November 28, 2014, 09:14:04 am
28 November 1914

HMS Cornwall, Abrolhos Rocks: Proceeded with Invincible, Inflexible, Carnarvon, Kent, Glasgow http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Cornwall.htm

HMS Fox, Dar-es-Salaam, pm: Rifle fire opened from both ferry points on steam cutter; Goliath and Duplex opened fire; Helmuth came out under heavy fire http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Fox.htm

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Post by: navalhistory on November 28, 2014, 08:45:35 pm
26 November 1914, World War 1 Centenary - battleship HMS BULWARK destroyed by internal explosion in Sheerness harbour. There were 16 survivors, but seven died of injuries. For casualty list, see http://www.naval-history.net/xDKCas1914-11Nov.htm. This is one of several such disasters - internal explosions - suffered by the Navies of the Great War. R.I.P.
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Post by: navalhistory on November 28, 2014, 09:08:16 pm
27 November 1914, World War 1 Centenary - British steamship KHARTOUM, 3,020/1893, Anglo-Bretagne Shipping, London-reg, 23 crew, Mr C Wilson, Tyne for Oran with 4,000t coal. Mined in the North Sea at 1140, possibly the Humber field (laid by SMS Nautilus), started to sink, finally abandoned at 1225, sank 20min later 20 miles ESE of Spurn Head; survivors picked up at 1445 by trawler Onward, landed at Grimsby. See http://www.naval-history.net/WW1NavyBritishBVLSMN1408.htm
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Post by: navalhistory on November 28, 2014, 09:15:26 pm
28 November 1914, World War 1 Centenary - GERMAN EAST AFRICA CAMPAIGN and FIRST ROYAL NAVY V.C. German shipping and harbour installations destroyed at Dar-es-Salaam; battleship Goliath, light cruiser Fox, gunboat Duplex, ex-German tug Helmuth took part, bombardment continued on the 30th. For his part in the operations at Dar-es-Salaam, Cdr HENRY PEEL RITCHIE of HMS Goliath was awarded the Victoria Cross, the first naval one of World War 1. See http://www.naval-history.net/WW1MedalsBr-VC.htm for London Gazette citation
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Post by: Caro on November 29, 2014, 08:48:41 am
29 November 1914

HMS Orama, Abrolhos Rocks to Falkland Islands: [Escorting] 9 colliers in convoy http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Orama.htm

HMS Glory, off New York: Foreign man-of-war abeam to starboard [Argentine battleship Rivadavia] http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-01-HMS_Glory.htm
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Post by: Caro on November 30, 2014, 08:41:57 am
30 November 1914

HMS Fox, 2.35pm: Carried out indirect bombardment of Dar es Salaam town with all guns http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Fox.htm
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Post by: navalhistory on November 30, 2014, 07:12:08 pm
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Naval-History.Net is working with the Zooniverse Old Weather (citizen science) project transcribing and editing the log books of both British and United States vessels. The British work - over 300 Royal Navy ships of the World War 1-era - may be of interest to US researchers because a lot of the ships served in and around North America and in the North Atlantic, and will include US ships in their logs. For example, the yacht HMS Warrior at Washington DC during the flu epidemic; armed merchant cruiser HMS Motagua and her collision with the USS Manley. The logs can be found at http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-LogBooksWW1.htm.

The United States work, which is now getting underway in cooperation with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, covers the 1850's to 1950's i.e. Civil War, Spanish-American, the two world wars, but with an emphasis on polar exploration. See http://www.naval-history.net/OW-US/USAShipsIndex.htm. Please contact the project at http://www.oldweather.org/ if you would like to get involved or know others who would.
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Post by: navalhistory on November 30, 2014, 09:50:49 pm
1 December 1914, World War 1 Centenary - EMPIRE TROOP MOVEMENTS. First units of Australian and New Zealand Expeditionary Forces arrive at Suez. The movement of the ANZAC forces can be followed in Volume 1 of the official naval history from Chapter 21 - www.naval-history.net/WW1Book-RN1b.htm#21
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Post by: Caro on December 01, 2014, 07:40:20 am
1 December 1914

HMS Hampshire, Suez Canal, 2.30pm: Proceeded, course & speed as requisite for entering channel http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Hampshire.htm
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Post by: Caro on December 02, 2014, 07:58:20 am
2 December 1914

HMS Thistle II, Granton patrol, 4pm: Glass falling, wind & sea rising rapidly, ship rolling violently http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-33-HMS_Thistle.htm

HMS Defence, 7.52am: Anchored in Jamestown anchorage, St Helena http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Defence.htm

HMS Odin, Basra, 9.50am: RIMS Patrick Stewart arrived & anchored http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-18-HMS_Odin.htm
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Post by: Caro on December 03, 2014, 08:02:45 am
3 December 1914

HMS Bristol, Rio de Janeiro to Falklands, 10.10pm: [took] station 8 miles on starboard beam of Macedonia http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-06-HMS_Bristol2.htm

HMS Hampshire, 6.40 am: Proceeded as requisite for leaving Port Said [for Gibraltar] http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Hampshire.htm
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Post by: navalhistory on December 03, 2014, 09:42:33 am
December 1914, World War 1 Centenary the DECEMBER 1914 CASUALTY LISTS of the ROYAL NAVY, and the Dominion and Indian Navies can be found at http://www.naval-history.net/xDKCas1914-12Dec.htm. R.I.P.
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Post by: Caro on December 04, 2014, 08:09:45 am
4 December 1914

HMS Odin, 6.40am: Anchored off Kumash Shalb creek. Opened fire on enemy positions http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-18-HMS_Odin.htm
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Post by: Caro on December 05, 2014, 08:35:54 am
5 December 1914

HMS Caesar, Gibraltar, 5pm: Made secret signal to Windmill Hill & received permission to enter http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-01-HMS_Caesar.htm
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Post by: Caro on December 06, 2014, 09:20:35 am
6 December 1914

HMS Hampshire, Malta, 10.10am: Course & speed as requisite for entering Grand Harbour http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Hampshire.htm

HMS Duke of Edinburgh, Queenstown to Scapa Flow, 3.45 pm: Storm & high sea http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Duke_of_Edinburgh.htm
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Post by: Caro on December 07, 2014, 08:52:01 am
7 December 1914

HMS Canopus, Port Stanley, 10.45am: Bristol anchored; 11.45am: Glasgow anchored http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-01-HMS_Canopus.htm

HMS Canopus, 11.50am: Invincible, Inflexible, Carnarvon, Kent & Cornwall anchored in Port William http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-01-HMS_Canopus.htm

HMS Macedonia, Port William, 11.50am: Anchored 60 fathoms cable in 12 fathoms http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Macedonia.htm


HMS Odin, Kumash Elb Creek, 4.20pm: Shaitan struck badly on bridge; Lieutenant Commander Elkes killed by shell http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-18-HMS_Odin.htm
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Post by: navalhistory on December 07, 2014, 06:17:44 pm
7 December 1914, World War 1 centenary -  MESPOTAMIAN CAMPAIGN, BRITISH ARMED LAUNCH SHAITAN, 1-3pdr, taken up 11/14, Lt-Cdr Elkes RNR, continuing operations to take Kurnah. Disabled by heavy fire; commander killed and 1 rating DOW, both on HMS Ocean's books. Her career can be followed at ww.naval-history.net/WW1Battle1408Mesopotamia.htm which includes British despatches
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Post by: navalhistory on December 07, 2014, 11:36:59 pm
World War Centenary - IMPERIAL GERMAN NAVY, its expansion and (confusing) organisation in summary at http://www.naval-history.net/WW1NavyGermanyOrganisation.htm
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Post by: Caro on December 08, 2014, 07:44:28 am
8 December 1914

The Battle of the Falklands: http://blog.oldweather.org/2014/12/08/a-centennial-the-battle-of-the-falkland-islands/
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Post by: Caro on December 09, 2014, 07:56:44 am
9 December 1914

HMS Canopus, Port Stanley, 12.40pm: 7 German officers & 50 men came aboard, saved from Baden & Santa Isabel http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-01-HMS_Canopus.htm

HMS Odin, Kurnah, 2am: Kurnah unconditionally surrendered to British; 900 prisoners and Wali of Basra http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-18-HMS_Odin.htm

HMS Ark Royal, Blyth, 9am: Ark Royal commissioned for service as a seaplane carrier http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-04-HMS_Ark_Royal.htm
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Post by: navalhistory on December 09, 2014, 10:00:41 pm
10th December 1914, World War 1 Centenary - BLACK SEA, Batum, Georgia is bombarded by German/Turkish battlecruiser GOEBEN and light cruiser BRESLAU. For an introduction to operations in the Mediterranean including the Black Sea, see http://www.naval-history.net/WW1AreaMed1914-18.htm
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Post by: Caro on December 10, 2014, 07:13:01 am
10 December 1914

HMS Argonaut, Gibraltar, 5pm: HMS Melbourne sailed http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Argonaut.htm

HMS Cornwall, Port Stanley: Listed ship 15 degrees to starboard to effect waterline repairs to port side http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Cornwall.htm
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Post by: Caro on December 11, 2014, 07:28:58 am
11 December 1914

HMS Marmora, Sierra Leone, 1am: Tornado with squalls of heavy rain & vivid lightning http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Marmora.htm
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Post by: navalhistory on December 11, 2014, 07:07:20 pm
11 December 1914, World War 1 Centenary - NORTHERN BRITISH WATERS, destroyer HMS COCKATRICE, 4th DF, Grand Fleet, on patrol in "very bad" weather. Unable to maintain station, with other destroyers forced to run for shelter, damaged. The usual awful weather in these latitudes. See "The Grand Fleet" chapter 6 at http://www.naval-history.net/WW1Book-Adm_Jellicoe-Grand_Fleet.htm#6
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Post by: Caro on December 12, 2014, 07:32:42 am
12 December 1914

HMS Duke of Edinburgh, Scapa Flow: 1st Battle Squadron, Black Prince and Warrior arrived http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Duke_of_Edinburgh.htm

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Post by: navalhistory on December 12, 2014, 01:13:04 pm
World War 1 Centenary - EASTERN FRONT and the BALTIC 1914-18, BOLSHEVIK WATERS, 1919 in summary at http://www.naval-history.net/WW1AreaBaltic1914-19.htm
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Post by: Caro on December 13, 2014, 09:05:21 am
13 December 1914

HMS Canopus, Port Stanley, 9am: Discharged 97 prisoners of war to Crown of Galacia http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-01-HMS_Canopus.htm
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Post by: navalhistory on December 13, 2014, 09:27:44 pm
13 December 1914 - World War 1 centenary, DARDANELLES, guardship/old Turkish battleship MESSOUDIEH sunk by British submarine B.11. Co Lt Holbrook awarded Victoria Cross. See http://www.naval-history.net/WW1Navy-Turkish_Navy_WW1.htm
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Post by: Caro on December 14, 2014, 08:55:11 am
14 December 1914

HMS Ark Royal, Blyth, 8.15am: Flight Lieutenants & Air Service ratings left for import dock to erect seaplanes http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-04-HMS_Ark_Royal.htm
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Post by: Caro on December 15, 2014, 07:36:38 am
15 December 1914

HMS Orama, Port William to Punta Arenas, 10.20am: Proceeded, HMS Kent & collier Trevanion in company http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Orama.htm

[Searching for Dresden]
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Post by: Caro on December 16, 2014, 07:32:50 am
16 December 1914

HMS Glasgow, Rio Frio Pass, 1.10pm: Stopped; spoke canoe with Patagonian natives on board http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-06-HMS_Glasgow.htm
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Post by: navalhistory on December 16, 2014, 07:30:19 pm
16 Dec 1914, World War 1 Centenary - BRITISH COASTAL RAID, Scarborough and Hartlepool, East coast of England, bombarded by German battle cruiser squadron. Link to British despatch, awards and casualties, including subsequent minesweeping operations -  http://www.naval-history.net/WW1Battle-German_Raid_English_East_Coast_1914.htm
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Post by: Caro on December 17, 2014, 08:24:04 am
17 December 1914

HMS Bristol, 4pm: Course as requisite along Baker Channel and leaving Tarn Bay [Chile] http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-06-HMS_Bristol2.htm
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Post by: navalhistory on December 17, 2014, 09:26:50 pm
17 December 1914, World War 1 Centenary - ORKNEY ISLANDS, Admiralty trawler LORENZO, built 1906, 173 gross tons, owned by Hellyers Steam Fishing, Hull-registered H865, hired 9/14 as auxiliary patrol vessel, armed with 1 x 6pdr, Admiralty No.603. Wrecked on Kirk rocks in Hoy Sound, W entrance to Scapa Flow between Mainland & Hoy islands; no lives lost
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Post by: Caro on December 18, 2014, 07:55:26 am
18 December 1914

HMS Minerva, Suez, 2.40pm: Hoisted out hydro-aeroplane which then left for Port Said http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Minerva.htm 
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Post by: navalhistory on December 18, 2014, 11:26:11 pm
World War 1 Centenary - GERMANY'S HIGH SEA FLEET IN THE WORLD WAR by Admiral Scheer, annotated with modern ship and U-boat loss data. More than the High Seas Fleet - a primer on U-boats, Zeppelins and mine warfare - at http://www.naval-history.net/WW1Book-Adm_Scheer-Germanys_High_Sea_Fleet.htm. What would have been the outcome of the Great War if unrestricted U-boat warfare had started one or two years earlier?
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Post by: Caro on December 19, 2014, 07:26:15 am
19 December 1914

HMS Swiftsure, Port Said, noon: Fired royal salute in honour of Sultan of Egypt http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-01-HMS_Swiftsure.htm 
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Post by: Caro on December 20, 2014, 07:51:25 am
20 December 1914

HMS Cornwall, 8am: Courses as requisite for examining harbours of Staten Island http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Cornwall.htm
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Post by: navalhistory on December 20, 2014, 07:56:39 pm
20 December 1914, World War 1 centenary - DOVER STRAITS, Admiralty blockship purchased for scuttling in the gap between Admiralty Pier and Southern Breakwater at Dover: MONTROSE, passenger-cargo liner, 7,207grt, built 1897, 443ft. Famous for carrying murderer Dr. Crippen and his mistress across the Atlantic in 1910 only for them to be arrested after the captain had sent a wireless message ahead, owned by Canadian Pacific Railway, London-reg, purchased 28 October. Fitted with large gantries for hanging anti-torpedo nets, filled with cement and ready for scuttling. Broke loose from moorings within the harbour during a gale, drifted through the entrance and on towards Goodwin Sands, grounded near East Goodwin LV on South Sand Head  and broke in two. Wreck still lies in very shallow water. SS Spanish Prince was bought as replacement and scuttled in March 1915. See http://www.naval-history.net/WW1NavyBritishBVLSaRN1408.htm
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Post by: Caro on December 21, 2014, 08:54:16 am
21 December 1914

HMS Hildebrand, Liverpool patrol: 1.17pm: SS Luga of Liverpool  warned of mines off N coast of Ireland http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Hildebrand.htm
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Post by: Caro on December 22, 2014, 07:49:07 am
22 December 1914

HM TB.037, Hong Kong, 6am: Spread fire in No 1 boiler and proceeded to search islands http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-10-HM_TB_037.htm
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Post by: Caro on December 23, 2014, 07:49:52 am
23 December 1914

HMS Orama, Vallenar Roads, 7am: Landed observation party on Anchilu Island http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Orama.htm
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Post by: navalhistory on December 23, 2014, 02:56:01 pm
World War 1 centenary - just discovered that of the old Harbour Service ships used as accommodation ships, hulks etc in 1914-18, five have since been restored and can be seen in British ports -  HMS Gannet (Chatham), HMS Trincomalee (Hartlepool), HMS Unicorn (Dundee), HMS Victory (Portsmouth), HMS Warrior (Portsmouth). There is also the hulk of HMAS Cerberus in NSW, Australia.
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Post by: navalhistory on December 23, 2014, 03:03:23 pm
World War 1 Centenary - Ships of the Royal Navy, LOCATION/ACTION DATA LISTS. Part 3, BATTLE HONOURS and SINGLE-SHIP ACTIONS now online at http://www.naval-history.net/WW1NavyBritishShips-Locations3BH.htm
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Post by: JamesAPrattIII on December 23, 2014, 09:51:52 pm
navalhistory posted a reply on an account of the naval war in the Baltic here are some books on this subject:
The Russian Fleet 1914-1917
Expendable Glory
Battle of the Baltic islands
Operation Albion
Baltic Assignment
Baltic Episode
Cowans War
Operation kronstadt

Also note the wrecks of the submarines U26, Akula and E18 have been found all were sunk by mines.

I hope this is of some interest
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Post by: Caro on December 24, 2014, 07:21:08 am
24 December 1914

HMS Minerva, Akabah, 3am: Enemy opened fire with shrapnel from apparently 12 pounder http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Minerva.htm

HMS Changuinola, Avonmouth: Ship commissioned by Commander Brocklebank RN http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Changuinola.htm
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Post by: Caro on December 25, 2014, 08:41:35 am
25 December 1914

HMS Alsatian, Scapa Flow, 10.45am: Issued the King & Queen's Christmas cards to ship's company http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Alsatian.htm



(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B5p3i1ZCAAAUPT6.jpg:medium)

On this day, 1914: HMAS Yarra Christmas Glee Party. Sepik River Patrol
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Post by: Caro on December 26, 2014, 08:39:14 am
26 December 1914

HMS Vindictive, Ascension Island, 12.30 pm: Lost by neglect, telescope, patt 332, No 1 http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Vindictive.htm
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Post by: Caro on December 27, 2014, 09:08:09 am
27 December 1914

HMS Patuca, Northern patrol, 2.30am: Vessel rolling & pitching heavily; squalls of hurricane force http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Patuca.htm
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Post by: Caro on December 28, 2014, 08:52:18 am
28 December 1914

HMS Ark Royal, Blyth, 8:40am: Hoisted out Seaplane 807 for flight in charge of [Victor] Mahl http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-04-HMS_Ark_Royal.htm
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Post by: Caro on December 29, 2014, 07:30:15 am
29 December 1914

HMS Macedonia, F.I. to St Vincent: Committed body of German prisoner Fritz Lange to the deep http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Macedonia.htm
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Post by: navalhistory on December 29, 2014, 07:08:38 pm
a little late - 27 December 1914, World War 1 centenary- GRAND FLEET, Monarch and Conqueror, dreadnoughts, Orion-class, 25,870t, 1911, 2nd BS, returning to Scapa Flow with the Fleet, entering narrow entrance of the Pentland Firth in the dark and a whole gale. Monarch stopped to avoid a patrol trawler, and Conqueror rammed her. Monarch's stern stove in, reached Scapa, left on 29th for repairs at Devonport, returned 20 February 1915; no lives lost. Conqueror fractured stempiece and badly damaged starboard forepart, extensive underwater injuries, brought into Scapa, special salvage plant sent up from Liverpool, patched up by around 18 January, arrived Invergordon 24th for further work, headed south for full repairs, not back in action for a considerable time; no lives lost. With the loss of Audacious, 2nd BS Grand Fleet was down from 8 to 5 ships.
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Post by: navalhistory on December 29, 2014, 07:14:19 pm
World War 1 centenary - CASUALTY LISTS of the Royal, Dominion and Indian Navies , JANUARY 1915, can be found at http://www.naval-history.net/xDKCas1915-01Jan.htm. R.I.P.
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Post by: Caro on December 30, 2014, 07:43:57 am
30 December 1914

HMS Bristol, 5.50pm: Course as requisite passing down Magdalena Sound & entering Sholl Bay http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-06-HMS_Bristol.htm
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Post by: Caro on December 31, 2014, 07:56:51 am
31 December 1914

HMS Minerva, Akabah
9.45am: Hoisted out seaplane for reconnaissance
9.50am: Capt Snepp RMLI & escort landed to examine beach; [enemy] opened fire
8pm: Seaplane wrecked, pilot left 15 miles [away] unable to walk
http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Minerva.htm
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Post by: navalhistory on December 31, 2014, 11:52:53 pm
1 January 1915, World War 1 Centenary - battleship HMS FORMIDABLE torpedoed and sunk by U.24 in English Channel with the loss of 547 men. R.I.P. Fuller account at http://www.naval-history.net/WW1NavyBritishBVLSaRN1501.htm
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Post by: Caro on January 01, 2015, 10:15:27 am
1 January 1915

HMS Minerva, Akabah, 8am: Landed armed party to search for missing pilot; no sign http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Minerva.htm
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Post by: Caro on January 02, 2015, 08:13:25 am
2 January 1915

HMS Minerva, Akabah, 12.30am: Returned to head of gulf; found pilot on beach
uninjured but exhausted http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Minerva.htm
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Post by: Caro on January 03, 2015, 08:50:17 am
3 January 1915

HMS Donegal, Scapa Flow: 16 on sick list; 10.30pm: Ship placed in quarantine http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Donegal.htm
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Post by: Caro on January 04, 2015, 08:43:35 am
4 January 1915

HMS Patuca, Northern patrol, 1.30am: Communicated with Cable Ship Colonia, London to Peterhead http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Patuca.htm
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Post by: Caro on January 05, 2015, 08:00:17 am
5 January 1915

HMS Laurentic, Cameroon, 5pm: 78 prisoners embarked: German males 46, alien males 5, German females 24, alien females 3 http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Laurentic.htm

HMS Virago, Hong Kong, 2pm: HMS Rosario, Submarines C36, C37 and C38 arrived in camber http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-10-HMS_Virago.htm
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Post by: Caro on January 06, 2015, 08:18:22 am
6 January 1915

HMS Minotaur, Portsmouth, 5.30am: Aircraft alarm sounded; darkened ship http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Minotaur.htm
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Post by: Caro on January 07, 2015, 08:13:37 am
7 January 1915

HMS Eskimo, Peterhead, 10.20pm: Destroyers Achates, Ambuscade, Ardent & Fortune anchored in harbour http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Eskimo.htm

HMS Bristol, to Port Tamar, 4am: Proceeding up Crooked &  English, & Long Reaches http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-06-HMS_Bristol.htm
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Post by: Caro on January 08, 2015, 08:03:20 am
8 January 1915

HMS Hildebrand, 9.35am: Stopped to leeward of St Kilda to transfer prize crews to Clan MacNaughton & Patuca http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Hildebrand.htm
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Post by: Caro on January 09, 2015, 07:53:18 am
9 January 1915

HMS Fox, 1.30pm: Proceeded for Chole Island, South Mafia Channel http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Fox.htm
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Post by: Caro on January 10, 2015, 08:56:41 am
10 January 1915

HMS Kinfauns Castle, Ras Kisimani, 6.33am: Opened fire on the shore; HMS Fox also firing http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Kinfauns_Castle.htm
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Post by: Caro on January 11, 2015, 08:42:23 am
11 January 1915

HMS Changuinola, Northern patrol, 6pm: Observed searchlights of battle squadron bearing SE http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Changuinola.htm
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Post by: navalhistory on January 11, 2015, 04:37:12 pm
World War 1 Centenary - the 1915 DARDANELLES/GALLIPOLI CAMPAIGNS started with a Russian request in January to take Turkish pressure off their forces in the Caucasus. The year long campaigns start here http://www.naval-history.net/WW1Battle1503Dardanelles1.htm, and include British Military and Naval Despatches.
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Post by: Caro on January 12, 2015, 07:56:34 am
12 January 1915

HMS Jupiter, North Shields, 10.30am: Arrived submarines C7 and C13 http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-01-HMS_Jupiter.htm
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Post by: navalhistory on January 12, 2015, 12:27:08 pm
World War 1 Centenary - Location/Action Data for SHIPS OF THE ROYAL NAVY.   Part 1. Log book lists are rearranged by Ship Name, Ship Type and Log Book Starting Year, at http://www.naval-history.net/WW1NavyBritishShips-Locations1LB.htm

HI Caro, thanks for not running out of WW1-centenary puff!! Gordon
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Post by: navalhistory on January 12, 2015, 01:09:06 pm
World War 1 - HMS LIBERTY, destroyer, 19 June 1915, with Harwich Force on patrol for Zeppelins, stopped to pick up a dog that had fallen overboard, bombed and nearly hit by a German seaplane. Wonder what happened to the captain?!
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Post by: Danny252 on January 12, 2015, 01:58:14 pm
stopped to pick up a dog that had fallen overboard, bombed and nearly hit by a German seaplane.

For a second, I was amazed that the RN had dogs that were capable of bombing the enemy whilst in the water and avoiding attacks by seaplanes!
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Post by: Helen J on January 12, 2015, 04:13:53 pm
stopped to pick up a dog that had fallen overboard, bombed and nearly hit by a German seaplane.

For a second, I was amazed that the RN had dogs that were capable of bombing the enemy whilst in the water and avoiding attacks by seaplanes!

Oh, I'm glad it wasn't just me!
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Post by: Caro on January 13, 2015, 07:49:28 am
13 January 1915

HMS Proserpine, Alexandretta, 10.15am: Opened fire on enemy's trenches behind the town  http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Proserpine.htm
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Post by: navalhistory on January 13, 2015, 11:49:17 pm
Regarding LIBERTY and dog, it must have been me. Any cartoons anyone? Gordon

World War 1 Centenary - Location/Action Data for SHIPS OF THE ROYAL NAVY.   Part 2, ADMIRALTY "PINK LISTS" identifying warship locations on 1/11/14 and 1/1/16 are at http://www.naval-history.net/WW1NavyBritishShips-Locations2PL.htm.
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Post by: Caro on January 14, 2015, 07:40:18 am
14 January 1915

HMS Edinburgh Castle, Gibraltar, 7.30am: Large ball of fire passed over ship & fell into sea 1 mile distant http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Edinburgh_Castle.htm
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Post by: Janet Jaguar on January 14, 2015, 11:52:15 am
Goodness, gracious, great balls of fire -  :o
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Post by: Caro on January 15, 2015, 07:45:41 am
15 January 1915

HMS Princess Royal, Rosyth, 8am: Third Battle Squadron came into harbour http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-02-HMS_Princess_Royal.htm
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Post by: navalhistory on January 15, 2015, 08:00:51 pm
World War 1 Centenary - Location/Action Data for SHIPS OF THE ROYAL NAVY.   Part 3. BATTLE HONOURS AND SINGLE-SHIP ACTIONS at http://www.naval-history.net/WW1NavyBritishShips-Locations3BH.htm
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Post by: navalhistory on January 15, 2015, 08:15:29 pm
Sorry it's a day late - 14 Jan 1915, World War 1 Centenary - WILFRID M, 3-masted schooner, St Johns (NF)/Halifax (NS) for Bahia with dried fish. Captured 625 miles of Pernambuco, rammed four times  by raider Kronprinz Wilhelm to save her ammunition, but only succeeded in cutting her in two, remained afloat, wreck drifted ashore at Grenada on 28 April. See http://www.naval-history.net/WW1NavyBritishBVLSMN1501.htm for photos and links to Diary of a POW British officer present at the time.
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Post by: JamesAPrattIII on January 15, 2015, 11:46:55 pm
I believe the HMS Canopus spoted the wreck of the Wilfred. On 31 Dec 1914, 1 and 2 Jan 1915 HMS Minerva the seaplane was a Neiuport 6H of the French navy's Port Said Squadron the pilot was QM Herve Grall and the observer was a Cpt Shepard of the British army. The plane was forced to land do to engine trouble 30km inland on a recon mission to Akaba while walking back to the coast Grall asked to be left behind and told the Cpt to go on with the recon information. A landing party found the Cpt and later found Grall who was somewhat thirsty to put it mildly on 2 jan after missing him on the first because he thought the search party were Arabs and hid from them. Grall received the French Military Medal for this mission. He flew quite a few recon and bombing missions during the Dec 1914 to Apr 1916 period with this Squadron for which he also was promoted to Petty officer, the Croix de Guerre and the british Distingushed Naval Service medal. This is from an article in Over the Front 11-4.
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Post by: Caro on January 16, 2015, 08:11:40 am
16 January 1915

HMS Glory, 12.30pm: Course & speeds as requisite for cruising off Chesapeake entrance http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-01-HMS_Glory.htm



Selected entries from the logs of HMS Minerva regarding the rescue of Herve Grall were reported here on December 31, January 1 and 2.
The full story: http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Minerva.htm
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Post by: navalhistory on January 16, 2015, 05:56:20 pm
James - thanks for info. Gordon

16 Jan 1915, World War 1 Centenary - CHAR, Admiralty tug, hired as armed boarding steamer. Failed to answer radio signals in Dover Straits. Run down ?in very rough conditions? between Deal and Goodwin Sands, wreck found with masts above water. No survivors, all 18 crew lost. RIP - at http://www.naval-history.net/WW1NavyBritishBVLSaRN1501.htm
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Post by: Caro on January 17, 2015, 08:30:28 am
17 January 1915

HMS Goliath, Simonstown, 9am: Hands mustered for Christmas cards http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-01-HMS_Goliath.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: navalhistory on January 17, 2015, 09:20:57 pm
BATTLE OF THE FALKLANDS 1914 - Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher's fascinating summary of the results if German Admiral von Spee's fleet had escaped destruction (Fisher sent down the two battlecruisers that caught von Spee);
1. We should have had no munitions - our nitrate came from Chili.
2. We should have lost the Pacific - the Falkland Islands would have been another Heligoland and a submarine base.
3. Von Spee had German reservists, picked up on the Pacific Coast, on board, to man the fortifications to be erected on the Falkland Islands.
4. He would have proceeded to the Cape of Good Hope and massacred our Squadron there, as he had massacred Cradock and his Squadron.
5. General Botha and his vast fleet of transports proceeding to the conquest of German South-West Africa would have been destroyed.
6. Africa under Hertzog would have become German.
7. Von Spee, distributing his Squadron on every Ocean, would have exterminated British Trade.
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Post by: Janet Jaguar on January 17, 2015, 09:24:13 pm
Wow!!  That lays out exactly why it was not "just" another battle!!

I added a quote of Gordon's post to the first page of the battle's logs topic:
http://forum.oldweather.org/index.php?topic=119.0
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Post by: navalhistory on January 17, 2015, 10:08:42 pm
Janet - I agree. G

World War 1 Centenary - Location/Action Data for SHIPS OF THE ROYAL NAVY.   Part 4. HISTORY OF THE GREAT WAR - NAVAL OPERATIONS by Corbett and Newbolt at http://www.naval-history.net/WW1NavyBritishShips-Locations4Ops.htm
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Post by: Caro on January 18, 2015, 08:43:13 am
18 January 1915

HMS Laurentic, Sierra Leone, 3pm: Embarked 371 prisoners, 369 males,1 female & 1 child http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Laurentic.htm
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Post by: navalhistory on January 18, 2015, 09:55:50 pm
World War 1 Centenary - latest in contemporary accounts, MEMORIES by Admiral of the Fleet LORD FISHER. What a fascinating man and revolutionary leader. An interesting introduction at http://www.naval-history.net/WW1Book-Adm_Fisher-Memories.htm. Even at 21 he looks a formidable opponent.
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Post by: Caro on January 19, 2015, 08:00:00 am
19 January 1915

HMS Ark Royal, Harwich, 1:30pm: Hoisted out Seaplane 172; Lieutenant Commander Seddon proceeded for flight http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-04-HMS_Ark_Royal.htm
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Post by: navalhistory on January 19, 2015, 08:32:25 pm
World War 1 Centenary - Location/Action Data for SHIPS OF THE ROYAL NAVY.   Part 5. MAINLY CONTEMPORARY BOOKS at http://www.naval-history.net/WW1NavyBritishShips-Locations5Contemp.htm - includes link to excellent Great War site
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Post by: Caro on January 20, 2015, 07:36:39 am
20 January 1915

HMS Proserpine, Alexandretta, 10.30am: Opened fire on railway bridge and destroyed it http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Proserpine.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on January 21, 2015, 07:34:35 am
21 January 1915

HMS Inflexible, Gulf of Tunis, 3pm: Maximum roll: 28 degrees starboard, 24 degrees port http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-02-HMS_Inflexible.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: navalhistory on January 21, 2015, 05:46:01 pm
21 Jan 1915, World War 1 centenary - SS DURWARD, 1,300grt, built in 1895, sailing Leith for Rotterdam with general cargo. Stopped by U.19, bombs placed against ship's side, ship went down off Hook of Holland. U-boat towed the crew to within 1 mile of Maas LV - http://www.naval-history.net/WW1NavyBritishBVLSMN1501.htm
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Post by: navalhistory on January 21, 2015, 05:59:50 pm
World War 1 centenary - renowned American naval historian Arthur Marder, discussing Admiral Lord Fisher: "we have here further illustrations of how much personality affects history, yet how little the historian can assess the effect it has on shaping history". ("From Dreadnought to Scapa Flow", Volume 1, p91)
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Post by: Caro on January 22, 2015, 07:42:57 am
22 January 1915

HMS Pyramus, Rufiji River, 7.10am: Fired 18 rounds of 4" at dhow on beach of Kwale Island http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Pyramus.htm
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Post by: navalhistory on January 22, 2015, 10:36:30 pm
World War 1 Centenary - Location/Action Data for SHIPS OF THE ROYAL NAVY.   Part 6. SHIP DISTRIBUTION LISTS, 1914-1918 including Dittmar and Colledge at http://www.naval-history.net/WW1NavyBritishShips-Locations6Dist.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on January 23, 2015, 07:48:50 am
23 January 1915

HMS Princess Royal, Rosyth, 6.25pm: Proceeded out of harbour, courses & speeds as requisite http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-02-HMS_Princess_Royal.htm
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Post by: navalhistory on January 23, 2015, 11:00:45 pm
24 Jan 1915, World War 1 Centenary -  BATTLE OF THE DOGGER BANK between British and German battlecruisers in the North Sea. German armoured cruiser Blucher sunk - see http://www.naval-history.net/WW1Battle1501DoggerBank.htm for battle outline, official history account, British despatches, casualties and gallantry awards
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Post by: navalhistory on January 23, 2015, 11:11:15 pm
24 Jan 1915, World War 1 Centenary - BATTLE OF THE DOGGER BANK. My grandfather, Leading Signalman George Smith (later Yeoman of Signals, DSM) was serving on destroyer HMS Forester in the battle. His naval story starts in 1904 at http://www.naval-history.net/RecordRN190428SmithGW.htm



changed 4 Jan to 24 Jan.    JJ
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Post by: Caro on January 24, 2015, 09:14:28 am
24 January 1915

HMS Princess Royal, Battle of Dogger Bank, 8.55am: Lion opened fire on Blucher. Full log at http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-02-HMS_Princess_Royal.htm

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/a4/Willy_Stoewer_HMS_Lion_Doggerbank.jpg)

Flagship HMS Lion at Dogger Bank, Willy Stower, 1915
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Post by: Caro on January 25, 2015, 08:23:38 am
25 January 1915

HMS Columbella, off Shetland, pm: Passed considerable wreckage & fishing buoys http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Columbella.htm
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Post by: Caro on January 26, 2015, 07:29:56 am
26 January 1915

HMS Philomel, Malta, 9.55am: French TBD Temeraire & TBs 328 & 332 sailed http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Philomel.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: navalhistory on January 27, 2015, 01:04:23 am
World War 1 Centenary - Location/Action Data for SHIPS OF THE ROYAL NAVY.   Part 7. summaries of WW1 ship careers from "CONWAY'S ALL THE WORLD'S FIGHTING SHIPS, 1906-1921" in preparation at http://www.naval-history.net/WW1NavyBritishShips-Locations7Conway.htm

PS Caro - thank you for painting
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Post by: Caro on January 27, 2015, 07:39:56 am
27 January 1915

HMS Patuca, 8pm: Vessel patrolling from St Kilda to Monach Islands http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Patuca.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: navalhistory on January 27, 2015, 01:59:37 pm
World War 1 centenary - A recent retweet on the WW2 Battle of the Barents Sea reminded me that more British merchant ships were lost on the Russian route in WW1 than the Arctic convoys of WW2. See http://www.naval-history.net/Cr03-20-00WW1-NREF2.htm. That of course excludes the US and Allied losses 1941-45.
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Post by: Caro on January 28, 2015, 08:00:14 am
28 January 1915

HMS Duke of Edinburgh, North Sea, am: Cruisers spread on port beam & destroyers on starboard beam 2 miles apart http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Duke_of_Edinburgh.htm
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Post by: navalhistory on January 28, 2015, 09:15:51 pm
27 January 1915, World War 1 Centenary - United States sailing vessel WILLIAM P FRYE, a neutral,  captured by German armed merchant cruiser Prinz Eitel Friedrich and sunk on the 30th, an event which "excited American public opinion". See http://www.naval-history.net/WW1Book-MN1a-Merchant_Navy_in_WW1_Hurd.htm#III
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Post by: Caro on January 29, 2015, 07:46:08 am
29 January 1915

HMS Cadmus, 8.45pm: Stopped off wreck of Emden on North Keeling Island; sent working party on board http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-18-HMS_Cadmus2.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on January 30, 2015, 07:33:47 am
30 January 1915

HMS Jed, 9pm: Courses & speeds as requisite for patrolling off entrance to Dardanelles http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-10-HMS_Jed2.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: navalhistory on January 30, 2015, 05:51:23 pm
World War 1 Centenary - anticipating the growth and eventual size of the Royal Navy, and it's post-war adjustments, "ROYAL NAVY ESTIMATES 1919-1920, Summary of Naval Activities since the Armistice and Statistical Tables relating to the War" is a particularly interesting report. e.g. "Rough estimate of Minesweeping Rope expended:? 8,825,500 fathoms. (52,953,000 feet or 8,715 nautical miles)". http://www.naval-history.net/WW1NavyBritishAdmiraltyEstimates1919.htm#III
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Post by: navalhistory on January 31, 2015, 12:12:11 am
February 1915, World War 1 centenary - ROYAL, DOMINION & INDIAN NAVY CASUALTIES, FEBRUARY 1915 can be found at http://www.naval-history.net/xDKCas1915-02Feb.htm. R.I.P. A major loss was armed merchant cruiser CLAN MACNAUGHTON with 277 lives, no survivors.
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Post by: Caro on January 31, 2015, 08:26:22 am
31 January 1915

HMS Defence, Scapa Flow, am: Hoisted flag of Rear Admiral Sir Robert K Arbuthnot Bart MVO http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Defence.htm
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Post by: Caro on February 01, 2015, 08:51:16 am
1 February 1915

HMS Hyacinth, Rufiji River Delta, 3.10pm: HMS Pyramus opened fire at flagstaff at Kavinga http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Hyacinth.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on February 02, 2015, 07:48:10 am
2 February 1915

HMS Gloucester, Scapa Flow: Departed this life, lost overboard, Herbert C Stanbury, Boy 1st class http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-06-HMS_Gloucester.htm

@Caro601 
Old Weather has just commemorated Boy 1st class Herbert Caunter Stanbury http://www.everymanremembered.org/profiles/soldier/3042890/  #WWI
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Post by: Caro on February 03, 2015, 07:37:23 am
3 February 1915

HMS Juno, W of Ireland, 11am: Sheet anchor securing chains adrift. Hands lashing sheet anchor http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Juno.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: navalhistory on February 03, 2015, 09:37:23 pm
3/4 February 1915, World War 1 Centenary - TURKISH ATTACK ON SUEZ CANAL, British, French and Indian ships supported a successful counter-attack by British-Indian troops. http://www.naval-history.net/WW1Battle1502SuezCanal.htm includes British Army Despatches
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Post by: Caro on February 04, 2015, 07:42:21 am
4 February 1915

HMS Empress of Japan, Colombo, 10pm: Fumigating crew's quarters http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Empress_of_Japan.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: navalhistory on February 04, 2015, 11:25:19 pm
World War 1 Centenary - Location/Action Data for SHIPS OF THE ROYAL NAVY.   Part 8. PRIZE MONEY AWARDS TO WARSHIPS AND AUXILIARIES at  http://www.naval-history.net/WW1NavyBritishShips-Locations8Prize.htm. Includes tugs, trawlers, drifters, lighters. Some tug skippers must have become quite well-off.
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Post by: navalhistory on February 04, 2015, 11:56:09 pm
World War 1 centenary - a moving newsreel about the British Unknown Warrior. Includes HMS Verdun carrying the coffin from France to Britain - at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C9O0U-g2VSk

Other countries subsequently commemorated their war dead in the same way. In the case of the British, the American Medal of Honor was awarded the Unknown Warrior. Britain then awarded the Victoria Cross to the American.
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Post by: Caro on February 05, 2015, 07:28:27 am
5 February 1915

HMS Intrepid, off Sheerness, 9am: Proceeded as requisite to lay mines under Admiralty orders http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Intrepid.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: navalhistory on February 05, 2015, 05:09:46 pm
World War 1 Centenary - as Naval-History.Net continues to commemorate the centenary, I realise how much whatever success we have is due to the contribution of others. In rough terms, 20 percent of the site is each due to Don Kindell, the late Lt-Cdr Geoff Mason, the Zooniverse Old Weather Team, and finally quite a number of individual men and women. I would like to acknowledge them in more detail over the next few days.
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Post by: navalhistory on February 05, 2015, 07:20:48 pm
World War 1 Centenary -  Location/Action Data for SHIPS OF THE ROYAL NAVY. A total of TWELVE OFFICIAL ADMIRALTY "PINK LISTS" covering warship locations approximately every 6 months, 1914-1919 are online at http://naval-history.net/WW1NavyBritishShips-Locations2PL.htm. Individual ship lists in alphabetical order still have to be compiled
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Post by: Caro on February 06, 2015, 07:24:15 am
6 February 1915

HMS Crescent, Hoy Sound, 4.15am: Received distress signals by wireless from ship & position unknown http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Crescent.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on February 07, 2015, 08:41:30 am
7 February 1915

HMS Hyacinth, Rufiji River Delta, 6.25am: Pyramus proceeding towards Simba Uranga mouth to examine wreck of Adjutant http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Hyacinth.htm


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Post by: Caro on February 08, 2015, 08:54:33 am
8 February 1915

HMS Inflexible, Port Trebuki, 9.45am: Vice Admiral JM de Robeck & staff came on board http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-02-HMS_Inflexible.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: navalhistory on February 08, 2015, 07:35:54 pm
Just a reminder that we already six months into the centenary of World War 1 - the war to end all wars!

World War 1 Centenary   - ADMIRALTY PINK LIST of warship dispositions for 18 JULY 1914, listing pre-war First, Second and Third Home Fleets now complete at http://www.naval-history.net/WW1NavyBritishShips-Locations2PL1407.htm. Includes ship list in name order.
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Post by: Caro on February 09, 2015, 07:45:41 am
9 February 1915

HMS Glasgow, Punta Arenas: Chilean vessels in harbour destroyer Condell and gunboat Tome  http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-06-HMS_Glasgow.htm
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Post by: navalhistory on February 09, 2015, 08:25:52 pm
World War 1 Centenary   - ADMIRALTY PINK LIST of warship dispositions for 5 AUGUST 1914 as the Home Fleets become the Grand Fleet, now complete at http://www.naval-history.net/WW1NavyBritishShips-Locations2PL1408.htm Includes ship list in name order.
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on February 10, 2015, 07:39:12 am
10 February 1915

HMS Virago, Hong Kong, 5am: Charged torpedoes; tested guns & torpedo circuits; burned searchlights http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-10-HMS_Virago.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on February 11, 2015, 07:46:40 am
11 February 1915

HMS Astraea, Swakopmund, 11.20am: General Botha landed from tug Sir John http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Astraea.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: navalhistory on February 11, 2015, 11:45:30 am
World War 1 Centenary   - ADMIRALTY PINK LIST of warship dispositions for 30 JUNE 1915, halfway through Dardanelles campaign, now complete at http://www.naval-history.net/WW1NavyBritishShips-Locations2PL1408.htm Includes ship list in name order.

Caro - that Astraea post is so historically interesting
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Post by: Caro on February 12, 2015, 07:41:40 am
12 February 1915

HMS Minerva, Tor, Gulf of Suez, 5pm: Embarked 104 prisoners of war http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Minerva.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on February 13, 2015, 07:46:25 am
13 February 1915

HMS Europa, English Channel, 9.50pm: Observed steamer firing rockets apparently in distress http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Europa.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: navalhistory on February 13, 2015, 01:24:16 pm
World War 1 Centenary   - ADMIRALTY PINK LIST of warship dispositions for 1 OCTOBER 1916 - after Jutland - now complete at http://www.naval-history.net/WW1NavyBritishShips-Locations2PL1610.htm. Includes ship list in name order.
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Post by: navalhistory on February 14, 2015, 12:41:16 am
World War 1 Centenary - SUPPORT VESSELS of the Royal Navy now includes X and Y-type landing craft, water tank vessels and miscellaneous special service vessels at http://www.naval-history.net/WW1NavyBritishShips-Dittmar5Support.htm. Alphabetical listing of all RN ships starts at http://www.naval-history.net/WW1NavyBritishShips-Dittmar1.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on February 14, 2015, 08:48:44 am
14 February 1915

HMS Cedric, Northern Patrol, 4.15am: [Danish] Oscar II proceeded to Kirkwall under prize crew http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Cedric.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on February 15, 2015, 08:38:26 am
15 February 1915

HMS Cadmus, Singapore, 4.30pm: Landed every available man to suppress mutiny of 5th Native Light Infantry http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-18-HMS_Cadmus2.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: navalhistory on February 15, 2015, 06:09:02 pm
World War 1 Centenary   - ADMIRALTY PINK LIST of warship dispositions for JANUARY 1917 - as Adm Jellicoe takes over as First Sea Lord - now complete at http://www.naval-history.net/WW1NavyBritishShips-Locations2PL1701.htm. Includes ship list in name order.
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on February 16, 2015, 07:35:44 am
16 February 1915

HMS Odin, Muscat to Kurnah, 1.50pm: Fao abeam; hands rigging defence plating http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-18-HMS_Odin.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on February 17, 2015, 07:52:22 am
17 February 1915

HMS Ark Royal, 8:10am: Came to with port bower off Mela Point - Tenedos Island http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-04-HMS_Ark_Royal.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: navalhistory on February 17, 2015, 10:59:27 am
World War 1 Centenary  - SHIPS OF THE ROYAL NAVY now includes destroyer and submarine depot ships, and repair ships at http://www.naval-history.net/WW1NavyBritishShips-Dittmar5Support.htm#38
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on February 18, 2015, 07:29:31 am
18 February 1915

HMS Inflexible, Port Trebuki, 6.12pm: Leaving harbour through Marmora Channel http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-02-HMS_Inflexible.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on February 19, 2015, 07:34:04 am
19 February 1915

HMS Vengeance, Gallipoli, 4.45pm: Cape Helles fort opened fire on Vengeance; 4.49pm: All guns firing at fort http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-01-HMS_Vengeance.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on February 20, 2015, 07:39:51 am
20 February 1915

HMS Duke of Edinburgh, North Sea, 4.25 pm: Sank by gunfire one black spherical horned mine http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Duke_of_Edinburgh.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: navalhistory on February 20, 2015, 02:16:22 pm
World War 1 Centenary   - ADMIRALTY PINK LIST of warship dispositions for JUNE 1917,  the year of crisis, as unrestricted U-boat warfare bites - now complete at http://www.naval-history.net/WW1NavyBritishShips-Locations2PL1706.htm. Includes ship list in name order.
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: navalhistory on February 20, 2015, 02:25:55 pm
World War 1 Centenary  - SHIPS OF THE ROYAL NAVY DATABASE, Part 7 CONWAY'S All the World's Fighting Ships 1906-21. Summaries of warship careers are now complete at http://www.naval-history.net/WW1NavyBritishShips-Locations7Conway.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: navalhistory on February 20, 2015, 02:33:49 pm
19 February 1915, World War 1 Centenary - Start of the DARDANELLES/GALLIPOLI CAMPAIGN, First Bombardment of Outer Dardanelles forts. See http://www.naval-history.net/WW1Battle1503Dardanelles1.htm for campaign summary and British despatches
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: navalhistory on February 20, 2015, 08:35:46 pm
World War 1 Centenary  - SHIPS OF THE ROYAL NAVY, RFA OILERS now added at http://www.naval-history.net/WW1NavyBritishShips-Dittmar1.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on February 21, 2015, 08:52:04 am
21 February 1915

HMS Minerva, Abu Zenima: Gave football leave to red & blue watches from 3.30pm to 5pm http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Minerva.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on February 22, 2015, 08:25:16 am
22 February 1915

HMS Dartmouth, Malta, am: Rear Admiral Wemyss & staff & Commander Douglas joined ship for passage http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-06-HMS_Dartmouth.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on February 23, 2015, 07:58:08 am
23 February 1915

HMS Odin, Qurmat Ali, 5.30pm: Blosse Lynch passed up river with troops & 3 bullock guns http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-18-HMS_Odin.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on February 24, 2015, 07:43:44 am
24 February 1915

HMS Hyacinth, Rufiji Delta: Seaplane 921 fell abt 1 1/2 miles to seaward; Kinfauns Castle picked it up http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Hyacinth.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: navalhistory on February 24, 2015, 01:56:07 pm
World War 1 Centenary   - ADMIRALTY PINK LIST of warship dispositions for JANUARY 1918,  last year of the war as the U-boat threat slowly comes under control - now complete at http://www.naval-history.net/WW1NavyBritishShips-Locations2PL1706.htm. Includes ship list in name order.
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: navalhistory on February 24, 2015, 02:03:47 pm
25 February 1915 World War 1 centenary - Allied naval attack on the DARDANELLES forts continues. For official history account and charts, see http://www.naval-history.net/WW1Book-RN2a.htm#X
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on February 25, 2015, 07:37:00 am
25 February 1915

HMS Albion, Dardanelles, 7.19am: Took station astern of Vengeance; 10.15am: Ships opened fire on forts http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-01-HMS_Albion.htm

HMS Vengeance, Dardanelles 12.54pm: Opened fire on Nos 1 & 4 forts; 12.59pm: No 3 fort opened fire on Vengeance http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-01-HMS_Vengeance.htm




Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: navalhistory on February 25, 2015, 05:44:49 pm
World War 1 centenary - examples of ROYAL NAVY WARSHIP CREW NUMBERS and TYPES based on casualty lists. From Q-ship sailing smacks (7 crew) and motor launches (10) to armoured cruiser (858) and battlecruisers (1268) - http://www.naval-history.net/WW1NavyBritish-RNShipCrews.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on February 26, 2015, 08:48:55 am
26 February 1915

HMS Albion, Dardanelles, 3.45pm: Opened fire with 6" guns at howitzers. Turned ship to avoid shells http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-01-HMS_Albion.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on February 27, 2015, 07:32:48 am
27 February 1915

HMS Patuca, Northern Patrol, 1pm: With SS Navahoe awaiting orders as she signalled 'Refuse to follow you' http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Patuca.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: navalhistory on February 27, 2015, 05:54:00 pm
World War 1 Centenary   - ADMIRALTY PINK LIST of warship dispositions for JUNE 1918,  six months to armistice, war at sea under control, crisis on the Western Front - now complete at http://www.naval-history.net/WW1NavyBritishShips-Locations2PL1806.htm. Includes ship list in name order.
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: navalhistory on February 27, 2015, 06:07:49 pm
World War 1 centenary - a comment elsewhere in the W Forum today reminded me that the ex-merchant ships of 10th Cruiser Squadron, Northern Patrol faced some real challenges in the Atlantic, north and north west of the British Isles, 1915-17. Some of the worst weather in the world, ships refusing to follow instruction, boarding parties - often Newfoundland RNVR having to row to ships in the most appalling seas, teenage midshipmen taking charge of sailing ships and taking them into port, often after adverse winds have driven them off for days. Oh yes, and U-boat torpedoes, mines and raiders.

The logbooks of most of the vessels are at http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-LogBooksWW1.htm, middle column towards the end.
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on February 28, 2015, 08:27:21 am
28 February 1915

HMS Ark Royal, Rabbit Island (Canakkale), 9am: Squalls of great violence, wind rising in gusts to force 12 http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-04-HMS_Ark_Royal.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on March 01, 2015, 08:28:50 am
1 March 1915

HMS Amethyst, Dardanelles, 11.15pm: Field guns ashore opened fire on destroyers & minesweepers. Destroyers replied. http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Amethyst.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: navalhistory on March 01, 2015, 04:18:40 pm
World War 1 Centenary   - ADMIRALTY PINK LIST of warship dispositions on 11 NOVEMBER 1918, THE ROYAL NAVY at its peak in WW1 - now complete at http://www.naval-history.net/WW1NavyBritishShips-Locations2PL1811.htm. Includes ship list in name order. Now what to do with this vast fleet and its sailors?
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on March 02, 2015, 07:34:33 am
2 March 1915

HMS Minerva, Tenedos, 9.30am: HMS Wear, Ribble, Wolverine, Reward, Grampus & Scorpion proceeded http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Minerva.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on March 03, 2015, 07:26:21 am
3 March 1915

HMS Jed, Dardanelles patrol, pm: Proceeded to Base and closed Swiftsure and AE 2 http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-10-HMS_Jed2.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on March 04, 2015, 07:39:36 am
4 March 1915

HMS Amethyst, Tenedos 4.45pm: Bombarded N slope of Yeni-Shebr to cover retirement of landing party http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Amethyst.htm

HMS Parramatta [trawler], English Channel, 10am: Signalled Jay - to communicate with shore go to patrol drifter Retriever who has pigeons on board  http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-31-HMS_Parramatta.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: navalhistory on March 04, 2015, 07:02:32 pm
World War 1 Centenary   - ADMIRALTY PINK LIST of warship dispositions on NOVEMBER 1919, THE ROYAL NAVY, one year after the Armistice - now complete at http://www.naval-history.net/WW1NavyBritishShips-Locations2PL1911.htm. Includes ship list in name order.  So many ships paid off or in reserve or already sold for scrap
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on March 05, 2015, 07:27:02 am
5 March 1915

HMS Inflexible, Gallipoli, 1.37pm: Proceeded off Gaba Tepe & engaged shore battery with 4" guns http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-02-HMS_Inflexible.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on March 06, 2015, 07:33:34 am
6 March 1915

HMS Mantua, Northern Patrol, 10.47am: SS Ottawa diverged from course; fired 6-pounder to enforce signals http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Mantua.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on March 07, 2015, 08:36:15 am
7 March 1915

HMS Amethyst, 8.50pm: Proceeded up Dardanelles [for] mine destroying operations with 6 destroyers http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Amethyst.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on March 08, 2015, 08:06:50 am
8 March 1915

HMS Kent, South Pacific, off Chile: Chased HM German Cruiser Dresden from 3.20pm to 8.20pm http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Kent.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on March 09, 2015, 07:39:14 am
9 March 1915

HMS Amethyst, Tenedos, 4.50am: Field guns on Eski Hissarlik opened fire. Ship hit. No casualties http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Amethyst.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on March 10, 2015, 07:34:00 am
10 March 1915

HMS Inflexible, Tenedos, 11pm: Sent picket boat & cutter to assist submarine AE2 aground at E entrance http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-02-HMS_Inflexible.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on March 11, 2015, 07:36:38 am
11 March 1915

HMS Amethyst, Dardanelles
am: Carried out war routine; mine-sweeper No 339 sunk by mine-explosion. Crew saved. Fired 12 rounds 4" common shell at 3 searchlights
3am: Ships under very heavy fire from numerous shore batteries while retiring
http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Amethyst.htm

HMS Ambrose, near Islay
1.20pm: Attacked by submarine; torpedo missed bows by 20 yards; opened fire at periscope astern
2.05pm: Attacked by another submarine; torpedo passed astern; opened fire on port quarter
2.22pm: Attacked by another submarine on port quarter; opened fire; suspected to have sunk her
http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Ambrose.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on March 12, 2015, 07:42:30 am
12 March 1915

HMS Parramatta [minesweeper], English Channel, 1.30pm: Had the following message sent by carrier pigeon: Advise senior naval officer Yarmouth suspicious steamer namely Lindenfels asking direction Cross Sand Light Vessel steering SW from Hearty Knoll, manoeuvres suspicious http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-31-HMS_Parramatta.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on March 13, 2015, 07:40:35 am
13 March 1915

HMS Odin, Kurnah, 11.30pm: Sniping from both banks. Military replied. HMS Miner replied with maxim http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-18-HMS_Odin.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on March 14, 2015, 08:18:26 am
14 March 1915

HMS Kent, Battle of Mas a Tierra
9.15am: Sighted HMS Glasgow & Orama to N of island; 9.30am: Sighted German Light Cruiser Dresden in Cumberland Bay; 9.51am: Glasgow opened fire; 9.52am: Kent opened fire; 9.54am: Ceased firing; Dresden hoisted white flag and hauled down German ensign; 11am: Explosion on board SMS Dresden; Dresden sinking; fore magazine blown up by Dresden's crew; 11am: All Dresden's crew seen ashore & a party returning to blow up the ship after having landed; 12.15pm: Dresden sank
Of the Dresden crew: 37 killed or missing, 14 seriously wounded; 30 wounded, not serious; remainder landed on Island; the 14 serious cases taken on board Orama; 8.45pm: Orama proceeded to Valparaiso
http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Kent.htm

See also:
HMS Glasgow http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-06-HMS_Glasgow.htm
HMS Orama http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Orama.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: navalhistory on March 14, 2015, 08:30:21 pm
and my contribution after Caro:

14 March 1915, WW1 Centenary - Light cruiser "Dresden" the last German cruiser left at sea, was sunk by British warships in Chilean waters off Juan Fernandez. The long search for her, including maps, is at http://www.naval-history.net/WW1Book-RN2b.htm#XIV
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on March 15, 2015, 08:12:01 am
15 March 1915

HMS Europa, Canary Islands, 6.05am: Cutter returned [from SS Zaire] with 10 German & 1 Austrian prisoners http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Europa.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: navalhistory on March 15, 2015, 05:55:58 pm
15 March 1915, World War 1 Centenary - SS BLONDE was the first merchant ship attacked by aircraft. See section on "merchant ships attacked by aeroplanes" at  http://www.naval-history.net/WW1Book-MN1b-Merchant_Navy_in_WW1_Hurd.htm#VII
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on March 16, 2015, 07:07:17 am
16 March 1915

HMS Orama, Valparaiso, 10am: Doctors arrived with ambulances; commenced to disembark German wounded [from Dresden] http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Orama.htm #WWI
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on March 17, 2015, 07:24:03 am
17 March 1915

HMS Hyacinth, Songa Songa Is, 6.05am: Landed armed party to recover enemy's rifles and ammunition http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Hyacinth.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: navalhistory on March 17, 2015, 09:05:19 pm
18 March 1915, World War 1 Centenary - Allied Naval attack on the DARDANELLES Forts repulsed. French battleship "Bouvet" and British "Irresistible" and "Ocean" sunk. See http://www.naval-history.net/WW1Battle1503Dardanelles1.htm - includes British official despatches
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on March 18, 2015, 07:27:52 am
18 March 1915

HMS Albion, Dardanelles
1.25pm: Entered Dardanelles. Worked engines to keep station; 1.54pm: Bouvet turned over and sank travelling at high speed; 2.40pm: Opened fire 12"; 2.43pm: Fore turret out of action; 2.52pm: Opened fire with after turret and 6" on howitzers; 3.03pm: Right gun forward turret ready; 3.34pm: Extended distance from enemy; 3.55pm: Left gun after turret hung up; 3.58pm: Continued firing; 4.07pm: Irresistible listed to starboard; 4.22pm: Turned to fire after turret; 4.30pm: Opened rapid fire on shore to keep fire off Irresistible; 5.15pm: Ocean proceeded to take Irresistible in tow, boat came alongside with men and officers from Irresistible; 6.00pm: Fore turret quite out of action; 6.20pm: Ocean listed to starboard, destroyers closed her and took off her men; 6.23pm: All ships recalled
http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-01-HMS_Albion.htm

See also HMS Dartmouth: http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-06-HMS_Dartmouth.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Randi on March 19, 2015, 07:22:17 am
19 March 1915

HMS Amethyst, Tenedos, 2.15 pm: Kennet proceeded to sea to bury those killed in action 18 March http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Amethyst.htm

(for Caro)
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Randi on March 20, 2015, 08:29:59 am
20 March 1915

HMS Odin, Kurnah, 10.40pm: Soldiers burnt searchlight and opened fire on enemy's bellum http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-18-HMS_Odin.htm

(for Caro)
P.S. for those as confused as I was: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bellum

Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: JamesAPrattIII on March 20, 2015, 08:24:01 pm
I have some errata
The Zeppelin that showed up on the 25 December 1914 Cuxhaven raid and at the battle of Dogger bank 24 Jan 15 was the L5 .

there is a site iancartlezeppelin.co.uk. that deals with all the air raids on England by both aircraft and airships.

The failed 18 mar 15 Naval attack on the Dardenelless only cost the Turks 26 killed and 53 wounded and they still had plenty on ammunition left so continuing the attack was not a good idea even if had been attempted. This data is from the book "Gallipoli the Ottoman Campaign".

E Keble Chatterton has a book "The Dardennalles Dilema" on these attacks as well

the aircraft that attacked the SS Blonde on 16 Mar 1915 were most like seaplanes from one of the german seaplane bases in Belguim
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on March 20, 2015, 09:10:15 pm
21 March 1915

HMS Digby, Northern Patrol, 2pm: Spoke SS Vard of Kristiania, general cargo - 2 German stowaways http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Digby.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on March 21, 2015, 10:26:35 pm
22 March 1915

HMS Juno, Queenstown [Cobh], 2.45am: Ship came into collision with hulk owing to Bar RR light buoy being unlit http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Juno.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: navalhistory on March 22, 2015, 06:20:20 pm
World War 1 Centenary - SHIPS OF THE ROYAL NAVY, identified chartered red-ensign COLLIERS and OILERS now added at http://www.naval-history.net/WW1NavyBritishShips-Dittmar1.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: navalhistory on March 22, 2015, 07:18:41 pm
World War 1 Centenary - BRITISH NAVAL VESSELS LOST and DAMAGED, an update of the 1919 HMSO edition of "British Vessels Lost at Sea 1914-18", has been extended to partially include the period 1916-19 - http://www.naval-history.net/WW1NavyBritishShips-Locations10Attacked.htm#2
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on March 22, 2015, 07:58:29 pm
23 March 1915

HMS Kinfauns Castle, Mombasa, noon: German prisoner (Warrant Officer) & native servant received from Goliath http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Kinfauns_Castle.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on March 23, 2015, 08:50:41 pm
24 March 1915

HMS Patuca, Liverpool, 5.30pm: Electric dynamo out; distributed oil lamps http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Patuca.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Randi on March 24, 2015, 07:11:37 am
25 March 1915

HMS Amethyst, Tenedos, 6pm: Mosquito with men killed by mine explosion in Inflexible proceeded to sea to carry out burial service  http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Amethyst.htm #WWI
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Randi on March 25, 2015, 09:04:05 am
26 March 1915

HMS Odin, Kurnah, 12.50pm: HMS Miner upriver - opened fire on enemy; enemy replying from Barham towers http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-18-HMS_Odin.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: navalhistory on March 25, 2015, 06:40:52 pm
World War 1 Centenary - Quick reference guide to BRITISH WARSHIP LOCATIONS, 1914-19, at around 6-monthly intervals, compiled from Admiralty "Pink Lists". A long held aim!! See http://www.naval-history.net/WW1NavyBritishShips-Locations2PLAll.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Randi on March 26, 2015, 07:54:22 am
27 March 1915

HMS Laurentic, Sierra Leone, 7.30am: Mr Jockney, Midshipman RNR, reprimanded for being asleep on watch http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Laurentic.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on March 27, 2015, 08:30:04 pm
28 March 1915

HMS Parramatta, English Channel, 6.15 pm: Received signal by Morse code: Anchor in N end of Roads, keep good lookout for enemy submarines http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-31-HMS_Parramatta.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: navalhistory on March 27, 2015, 09:28:38 pm
World War 1 Centenary - British Support Vessels now includes all identified MERCANTILE FLEET AUXILIARIES: supply ships, flotilla depots, armament carriers, colliers, fleet messengers, frozen meat ship, mine carriers, oilers, water carriers, store carriers, squadron supply ships, hospital ships, mostly with Y Pendant Numbers at http://www.naval-history.net/WW1NavyBritishShips-Dittmar5Support.htm#MFA
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on March 29, 2015, 07:03:02 am
29 March 1915

HMS Minerva, Lemnos, 4.20pm: Colours half masted. HMS Ribble left for funeral of killed http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Minerva.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on March 29, 2015, 10:38:01 pm
30 March 1915

HMS Implacable, Dardanelles, 2.55pm: Course as requisite for bombarding Gallipoli west coast http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-01-HMS_Implacable.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on March 31, 2015, 05:14:38 am
31 March 1915

HMS Dartmouth, 4.20pm: Course as requisite for proceeding up Gulf of Smyrna to Chustan Island http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-06-HMS_Dartmouth.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on April 01, 2015, 08:17:06 am
1 April 1915

HMS Odin, Kurnah to Chubaish, 10am: General Dobbey and staff boarded. Weighed & proceeded up Euphrates http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-18-HMS_Odin.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on April 02, 2015, 09:33:23 am
2 April 1915

HMS Albion, Dardanelles, 8.25am: Aeroplane dropped 2 bombs near ship http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-01-HMS_Albion.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on April 02, 2015, 11:27:15 pm
3 April 1915

HMS Odin, Basra, 9.30am: HMS Espiegle up river shelling enemy guns. She was struck twice below the bridge. 3 men wounded http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-18-HMS_Odin.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on April 04, 2015, 12:01:36 am
4 April 1915

HMS Patuca, Northern Patrol, 2.30pm: Vessel hove to; shipping heavy water & rolling & pitching heavily http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Patuca.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on April 04, 2015, 11:41:57 pm
5 April 1915

HMS Glory, Chesapeake Bay, 5.50am: 5 American destroyers passed bound N http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-01-HMS_Glory.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on April 05, 2015, 11:33:03 pm
6 April 1915

HMS Ben-My-Chree, off Calshot, 9.20am: McGinty fell overboard, saved by Chief Petty Officer Bertram http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-04-HMS_Ben-my-Chree.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on April 07, 2015, 12:04:18 am
7 April 1915

HMS Mantua, Northern Patrol, 10.30am: Mustered by open list; issue of swimming jackets, belts & Princess Mary's pencils http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Mantua.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on April 08, 2015, 05:48:50 am
8 April 1915

HMS Dwarf, Libreville, 9.30am: Governor of the Gabon came on board http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-19-HMS_Dwarf.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on April 09, 2015, 08:56:16 am
9 April 1915

HMS Minerva, 9am: Flight Lieutenant Sholto Douglas joined from HMS Ark Royal http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Minerva.htm
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Post by: Caro on April 09, 2015, 11:27:36 pm
10 April 1915

HMS Amethyst, Tenedos, pm: Pincher, Bulldog, Rattlesnake and Scourge arrived from Home waters http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Amethyst.htm
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Post by: Caro on April 11, 2015, 08:44:27 am
11 April 1915

HMS Odin, Kurnah, 1.15am: Rifle shots off port quarter on Euphrates right bank http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-18-HMS_Odin.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on April 12, 2015, 08:05:58 am
12 April 1915

HMS Dartmouth, Gulf of Xeros, 2pm: destroyed 2 boats, boat house & watch tower NNW of Yeni Kiri village http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-06-HMS_Dartmouth.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on April 13, 2015, 08:45:10 am
13 April 1915

HMS Dartmouth, from Port Sigri to Tenedos, 1.05pm: Put tell-tales to full speed http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-06-HMS_Dartmouth.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on April 14, 2015, 11:29:44 am
14 April 1915

HMS Hyacinth, Mansa Bay, 5:05am: Sighted smoke on port bow which proved to be enemy's supply ship http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Hyacinth.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on April 15, 2015, 12:19:17 am
15 April 1915

HMS Bristol, Punta Arenas, 2pm: Captain of Chilean cruiser Tome paid official visit http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-06-HMS_Bristol.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on April 16, 2015, 07:21:19 am
16 April 1915

HMS Chatham, Bombay, 8am: Picked up one corpse (male) and handed over to police http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-06-HMS_Chatham.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on April 17, 2015, 03:27:48 am
17 April 1915

HMS Patuca, Belfast, 3.48pm: received permission to enter harbour from war signal station at Orlock Point http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Patuca.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on April 18, 2015, 12:03:05 am
18 April 1915

HMS Vengeance, 8.30am: Enemy aeroplanes over Tenedos http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-01-HMS_Vengeance.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on April 19, 2015, 01:12:42 am
19 April 1915

HMS Vengeance, 10pm: Search lights burning in Dardanelles http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-01-HMS_Vengeance.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: navalhistory on April 19, 2015, 02:42:09 pm

19 April 1915, World War 1 Commemoration -  Allies prepare for GALLIPOLI LANDINGS on the 25 April 1915.  See ORGANISATION OF THE ATTACK, Vol 2., Royal Navy Operations, http://www.naval-history.net/WW1Book-RN2b.htm#XVI

Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on April 19, 2015, 11:53:53 pm
20 April 1915

HMS Chatham, Bombay, 9pm: Battery on middle ground fired on dhow entering harbour http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-06-HMS_Chatham.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Randi on April 21, 2015, 11:24:36 am
21 April 1915

HMS Minerva, Gulf of Smyrna, 5pm: Seaplane commenced flight, flew over Smyrna & returned 5.55pm http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Minerva.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Randi on April 22, 2015, 01:41:54 pm
22 April 1915

HMS Odin, Kurnah, 6.40am: SS Bahrein up Euphrates laying telegraph wires http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-18-HMS_Odin.htm



23 April 1915

HMS Goliath, Tenedos Channel, 12.20pm sighted HMS Prince George, Albion, Majestic and Swiftsure http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-01-HMS_Goliath.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: navalhistory on April 24, 2015, 07:02:17 pm

25 April 1915, World War 1 Commemoration -  Allies land at GALLIPOLI.  See "THE LANDING" Vol 2., Royal Navy Operations, http://www.naval-history.net/WW1Book-RN2b.htm#XVII
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Janet Jaguar on April 24, 2015, 08:11:48 pm
24 April 1915

HMS Albion, Dardanelles, 10.33am: Opened fire on North shore assisted by aeroplane http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-01-HMS_Albion.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on April 25, 2015, 06:31:04 am
25 April 1915
Gallipoli Peninsula, Dardanelles

HMS Goliath, 12.55am: Sent landing party in cutter to Sapphire http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-01-HMS_Goliath.htm
HMS Sapphire, 1am: Stopped at rendezvous; transhipped troops to trawlers http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Sapphire.htm
HMS Amethyst, 2.30am: Disembarked all troops into two attendant trawlers http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Amethyst.htm
HMS Ark Royal, 4am: Destroyers commenced landing expeditionary force http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-04-HMS_Ark_Royal.htm
HMS Usk, 4.30am: Commenced landing troops at Gabe Tepe, http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-10-HMS_Usk.htm
HMS Minerva, 4.30am: Ship in appointed station; disembarkation of troops began, heavy rifle fire from shore http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Minerva.htm
HMS Colne, 4.30am: Commenced disembarking troops http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-10-HMS_Colne.htm
HMS Vengeance, 5am: Commenced bombarding; English troops landed on Gallipoli peninsula http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-01-HMS_Vengeance.htm
HMS Albion, 6am: Troops landed on various beaches http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-01-HMS_Albion.htm
HMS Ribble, 8.05am: Landed troops under heavy rifle fire (military casualties 2 wounded) http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-10-HMS_Ribble.htm
HMS Implacable, am: Opened fire on cliffs near beach with 12", 6" & 12pdr guns; 4 tows of boats stationed on quarters; stopped; boats proceeded to land troops http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-01-HMS_Implacable.htm

Anzac Day 2015  Lest we forget
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on April 26, 2015, 05:22:31 am
26 April 1915

HMS Jed, 8.20pm: Proceeded on patrol at upper end of Gulf of Xeros on wireless guard for AE2 http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-10-HMS_Jed2.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on April 27, 2015, 06:05:22 am
27 April 1915

HMS Minerva, Dardanelles, 2.45pm: Proceeded as requisite north of Gaba Tepe to cover troops http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Minerva.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on April 28, 2015, 05:40:14 am
28 April 1915

HMS Albion, Dardanelles, 6.45pm: Destroyers ordered to retire; shells falling round ship http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-01-HMS_Albion.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on April 29, 2015, 07:59:47 am
29 April 1915

HMS Dartmouth, Gulf of Xeros, 5.15pm: Enemy opened fire from shore with common & shrapnel shell http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-06-HMS_Dartmouth.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on April 30, 2015, 07:55:34 am
30 April 1915

HMS Jed, Gulf of Xeros, 11.15am: Shore battery opened fire ...  about 30 rounds; ship not touched http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-10-HMS_Jed2.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on May 01, 2015, 07:58:27 am
1 May 1915

HMS Sapphire, Gallipoli, 10am: Opened fire as requested by military authorities http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Sapphire.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on May 02, 2015, 08:41:55 am
2 May 1915

HMS Dartmouth, Gaba Tepe, 7pm: All ships opened fire as ordered by signal to cover advance of troops http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-06-HMS_Dartmouth.htm 
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on May 03, 2015, 08:19:28 am
3 May 1915

HMS Amethyst, Dardanelles, 11am: Large calibre enemy's shells commenced falling in proximity of British ships anchored off Z beach http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Amethyst.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on May 04, 2015, 07:52:22 am
4 May 1915

HMS Dartmouth, 4.30am: Landed 200 Australian troops on Gaba Tepe; destroyers shelling slopes http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-06-HMS_Dartmouth.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on May 05, 2015, 07:39:07 am
5 May 1915

HMS Odin, Kurnah, 9.20am: Anchored opposite tomb on Euphrates' left bank; whaler & bellum assisting troops; Sheikh of Medina superintending with his army http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-18-HMS_Odin.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on May 06, 2015, 07:42:18 am
6 May 1915

HMS Clio, Basra, pm: Took on board more steel plates from Messrs Lynch for rifle fire protection http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-18-HMS_Clio.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on May 07, 2015, 07:24:25 am
7 May 1915

HMS Albion, Dardanelles, 11.30pm: Rifle fire going on continuously astern http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-01-HMS_Albion.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on May 08, 2015, 07:46:55 am
8 May 1915

HMS Venus, Queenstown, 2am: Landed working party of 1 officer and 20 men to help with Lusitania survivors http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Venus.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on May 09, 2015, 07:25:28 am
9 May 1915

HMS Arlanza, Birkenhead
Copy of telegram received from Admiralty: HMS Maori was sunk yesterday in 51/2 fathoms off Zeebrugge. It is almost certain that Germans will obtain her confidential books. Until Admiralty instructions are issued to provide against this contingency, Wireless Telegraph must be used with great caution.
http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Arlanza.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: navalhistory on May 09, 2015, 08:20:24 pm
7 May 1915, World War 1 Centenary - SS LUSITANIA  sunk by German submarine "U.-20" off Queenstown, S Ireland. Two days later, US President Wilson, in a speech, defined United States policy in regard to the "Lusitania" outrage. See official Merchant Navy history account at http://www.naval-history.net/WW1Book-MN1b-Merchant_Navy_in_WW1_Hurd.htm#X
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: JamesAPrattIII on May 09, 2015, 11:24:44 pm
I have some comments of the Lusitania:
One of the ships we did the logs of the HMS Caronia sighted the Lusitania on 4 April 1915 and on 1 may 1915 at the start of her final voyage. It is believed that a member of this ships crew took the last two pictures of the Lusitania.

See also:
Lusitania.net
RMSLusitania.info
youtube has film footage of the ship taken before she sailed on her just before her final voyage
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: JamesAPrattIII on May 09, 2015, 11:45:35 pm
weather info according to the book "Dead Wake"
7 may 1915 South of Ireland Foggy in the morning clears ass the day goes on, sunny, warm a very beautiful day, calm seas, water temperature 55' according to the Lusitania, U-20, and HMS Juno
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on May 10, 2015, 08:21:02 am
10 May 1915

HMS Sapphire, Gallipoli, 10am: Closed Swiftsure & embarked General Fuller & Commander Douglas for observation of enemy's trenches http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Sapphire.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on May 11, 2015, 07:25:43 am
11 May 1915

HMS Parramatta, North Sea, 8.30am: Trawler Ely reported sighting submarine with large conning tower & 2 masts http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-31-HMS_Parramatta.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on May 12, 2015, 07:35:57 am
12 May 1915

HMS Usk, Dardanelles, 2.15pm: Weighed & proceeded to Gaba Tepe to locate battery; 2.40pm: Opened fire http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-10-HMS_Usk.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: navalhistory on May 12, 2015, 10:49:11 pm
13 May 1915,  World War 1 Centenary - British battleship HMS GOLIATH sunk by  German-commanded, Turkish torpedo boat in the Dardanelles, the first of three battleships lost in May 1915 in the area. See  http://www.naval-history.net/WW1Battle1503Dardanelles1.htm for ship's loss, and casualty & survivor list at http://www.naval-history.net/WW1Battle1503Dardanelles3.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on May 13, 2015, 07:38:40 am
13 May 1915

HMS Albion, Dardanelles, 4.55pm: Asiatic shore batteries firing on River Clyde; Cornwallis replied http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-01-HMS_Albion.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on May 14, 2015, 08:12:09 am
14 May 1915

HMS Albion, Dardanelles, 6.50pm: Hit starboard side, shell penetrated mess deck http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-01-HMS_Albion.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: navalhistory on May 14, 2015, 08:08:54 pm
15 May 1915 - ADMIRAL OF THE FLEET LORD FISHER, Royal Navy's First Sea Lord, resigns over the Gallipoli campaign. See his account of the Dardanelles in his Memoirs at http://www.naval-history.net/WW1Book-Adm_Fisher-Memories.htm#c5
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on May 15, 2015, 07:42:29 am
15 May 1915

HMS Cadmus, Kelantan, 6.45am: Embarked expeditionary force & took 3 lighters in tow http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-18-HMS_Cadmus2.htm
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Post by: Caro on May 16, 2015, 07:49:54 am
16 May 1915

HMS Minerva, Gaba Tepe, 10.40am: Ship in 183R; opened fire on enemy's trenches; fired 34 rounds http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Minerva.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on May 17, 2015, 08:31:42 am
17 May 1915

HMS Bristol, en route Gibraltar, 12.45pm: Served HRH Princess Mary's Xmas presents & issued life saving belts http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-06-HMS_Bristol.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on May 18, 2015, 07:39:23 am
18 May 1915

HMS Amethyst, Axia Bay, 6.45am: Ship hit by 2 shells; 1 killed & 4 wounded http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Amethyst.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on May 19, 2015, 07:35:58 am
19 May 1915

RIMS Northbrook, Port Sudan, am: Disembarked 8 German prisoners to [French man-of-war] Montcalm http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-75-RIMS_Northbrook.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on May 20, 2015, 07:30:00 am
20 May 1915

HMS Andes, Birkenhead, 9.30pm: Discharged 39 firemen under armed escort to Mauretania http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Andes.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on May 21, 2015, 07:53:08 am
21 May 1915

HMS Usk, Gaba Tepe, 2.50pm: Proceeded alongside Transport A25 & embarked troops http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-10-HMS_Usk.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on May 22, 2015, 07:24:55 am
22 May 1915

HMS Albion, Dardanelles, 11.25am: Destroyer observed flying signal 'submarine in sight'; battleships zigzagged http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-01-HMS_Albion.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on May 23, 2015, 07:44:17 am
23 May 1915

HMS Clio, Basra: Court of enquiry assembled on board to investigate drowning of HMS Espiegle's armourer http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-18-HMS_Clio.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on May 24, 2015, 08:24:23 am
24 May 1915

HMS Princess Royal, Rosyth, 1.20am: Boy Dobson fell overboard; picked up by HMS Lion http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-02-HMS_Princess_Royal.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on May 25, 2015, 08:19:10 am
25 May 1915

HMS Ribble, Gabe Tepe, 12.05pm: Canopus flying submarine signal ENE; 12.30pm: Received orders to close Triumph; 12.26pm: Triumph sank; 12.50pm: Stopped & assisted search for survivors; 1.45pm: Proceeded with Grampus on search for submarine
http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-10-HMS_Ribble.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on May 26, 2015, 07:16:49 am
26 May 1915

HMS Welland, Smyrna patrol, 6.45pm: Fired at by field battery http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-10-HMS_Welland.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on May 26, 2015, 02:38:03 pm
World War 1 centenary - ROYAL NAVY CAPTAINS COMMANDING MAJOR WARSHIPS, 1914 to c1923, by ship and by captain - http://www.naval-history.net/WW1NavyBritishAdmiraltyCaptains.htm

Posted on behalf of Gordon.
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on May 27, 2015, 07:33:44 am
27 May 1915

HMS Ribble, Kephalo, 6.30am: HMS Majestic struck by torpedo from hostile submarine off Cape Helles & sank http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-10-HMS_Ribble.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on May 28, 2015, 07:25:49 am
28 May 1915

HMS Minerva, leaving Port Mudros, 9.15am: HMS Harpy & Savage joined as escort for submarine defence http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Minerva.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on May 29, 2015, 07:30:33 am
29 May 1915

HMS Ben-My-Chree, Harwich, 5.40pm: General recall. All officers & men repaired on board immediately http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-04-HMS_Ben-my-Chree.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on May 30, 2015, 08:31:23 am
30 May 1915

HMS Digby, Faroe Islands, 10.30am: Published banns of marriage of W Evans Seaman RNVR (first reading) http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Digby.htm

HMS Welland, 6.35pm: Fired on by enemy submarine (Turkish); chasing same at full speed; engaged submarine http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-10-HMS_Welland.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on May 31, 2015, 08:32:58 am
31 May 1915

HMS Odin, Kurnah, 5am: Opened fire on Turkish position at Tower Hill; military advancing on One Tree and Norfolk Hill http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-18-HMS_Odin.htm

HMS Chatham, Port Mudros, 9.10am: Enemy bi-plane dropped two bombs on French camps ashore http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-06-HMS_Chatham.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: navalhistory on May 31, 2015, 05:56:12 pm
World War 1 centenary - MY MEMOIRS, Vol II by GRAND ADMIRAL VON TIRPITZ with appendix on U-boat development, at http://www.naval-history.net/WW1Book-Adm_Tirpitz-Memoirs.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on June 01, 2015, 07:40:15 am
1 June 1915

HMS Odin, Kurnah, 5.45am: Opened fire on Bahram guns; river boats with troops moved up http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-18-HMS_Odin.htm

HMS Glory, Bermuda, 7.45am: Signalled Italian barque Santa Maria; informed her state of war existed between Italy & Austria
http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-01-HMS_Glory.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on June 02, 2015, 07:34:59 am
2 June 1915

HMS Amethyst, Southern Adriatic, 4:50pm: In 40 50N 18 25E Spahi sighted hostile submarine and gave chase; both submarine and Spahi discharged one torpedo each; Spahi also opened fire; submarine completely submerged and escaped
http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Amethyst.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on June 03, 2015, 07:25:57 am
3 June 1915

HMS Odin, Ezra's Tomb, 4.40pm: Blosse Lynch & Mejidiah proceeded up river with troops on board http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-18-HMS_Odin.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on June 04, 2015, 07:19:17 am
4 June 1915,

HMS Welland, Smyrna patrol, 7.30am: Searching for survivors of [French minelayer] Casabianca http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-10-HMS_Welland.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on June 05, 2015, 08:08:57 am
5 June 1915

HMS Andes, Iceland, 9.40am: Observed Axar Fjord full of field ice & stretching along N coast to W http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Andes.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: navalhistory on June 05, 2015, 07:16:19 pm
World War 1 centenary -  BRITISH ADMIRALTY, Part 1, FUNCTIONS AND ESTABLISHMENTS, August 1914, a Three-Step Introduction from "The Navy Lists" and "The Naval Review" at http://www.naval-history.net/WW1NavyBritishAdmiraltyOrg1914.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: navalhistory on June 05, 2015, 11:11:59 pm
World War 1 centenary -  ROYAL NAVY CAPTAINS COMMANDING MAJOR WARSHIPS, 1914 to c1923 now has links to the log books of many of the ships listed. See http://www.naval-history.net/WW1NavyBritishAdmiraltyCaptains.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on June 06, 2015, 07:05:02 am
6 June 1915

HMS Acacia, North Sea, 4.10am: Took on board crew of 9 of trawler Japonica of Aberdeen sunk by submarine http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-18-HMS_Acacia.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on June 07, 2015, 08:07:08 am
7 June 1915

HMS Argonaut, Madeira patrol, 6pm: Increased to full speed & opened fire on supposed submarine http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Argonaut.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on June 08, 2015, 07:40:09 am
8 June 1915

HMS Minerva, 5.20pm: Observed fire & signals from small bay E of Cape Kleosi; sent cutter to investigate http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Minerva.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on June 09, 2015, 07:23:14 am
9 June 1915

HMS Sapphire, Brindisi patrol, 10am: Ships in company, 2 French & 2 Italian TBDs & City of Palermo http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Sapphire.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on June 10, 2015, 07:18:19 am
10 June 1915

HMS Empress of Japan, Kamaran, 6.35pm: 8 prisoners arrived from Minto, 7 Turkish officials & 1 man http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Empress_of_Japan.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on June 11, 2015, 07:25:00 am
11 June 1915

HMS Andes, Iceland, 3pm: Observed large floe field extending to NW & SW past Grimsey Island http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Andes.htm

HMS Highflyer, St Vincent, 4.30pm: Sent escort to SS Newholm to quell disturbance http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Highflyer.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on June 12, 2015, 07:14:35 am
12 June 1915

HMS Macedonia, River Plate, 5.30pm: Let go port anchor; cable parted owing to cable shackle pin dropping out abaft the naval-pipe http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Macedonia.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on June 13, 2015, 08:13:22 am
13 June 1915

HMS Glory, Bermuda to Gibraltar, pm: Anti submarine guns manned (AI & II, BI & II & 2 foremost 12-pounders) http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-01-HMS_Glory.htm 
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on June 14, 2015, 08:17:46 am
14 June 1915

HMS Patuca, Northern Patrol, 10am: Closed HMS Caesarea & received armed guards for 10th Cruiser Squadron http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Patuca.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on June 15, 2015, 07:36:07 am
15 June 1915

HMS Minerva, 6.05pm: Sent boat to Prasouda Lighthouse to arrange code of signals if submarine sighted http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Minerva.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on June 16, 2015, 07:35:59 am
16 June 1915

HMS Odin, Basra, 10am: Received on board 200 Lyddite & 200 shrapnel 4.7" shells; fused all Lyddite http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-18-HMS_Odin.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on June 17, 2015, 07:36:08 am
17 June 1915

HMS Endymion, Devonport, pm: 140 boys from Impregnable, 90 boys from Powerful, 70 youths from RN barracks joined ship for passage
http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Endymion2.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on June 18, 2015, 07:39:01 am
18 June 1915

HMS Ark Royal, Kephalo Bay
Lost by accident from Seaplane 922 while making forced landing on seaway:
2 pistols - Webley Scott, magazine for ammunition small arms ball .455 108 rounds, 1 holster, 1 belt & pouch, 1 pistol - Very - signal, 3 lights - Very - red, 3 lights - Very - white
http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-04-HMS_Ark_Royal.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: navalhistory on June 18, 2015, 11:40:59 pm
World War 1 centenary -  ROYAL NAVY CAPTAINS COMMANDING MAJOR WARSHIPS, now includes ARMED MERCHANT CRUISERS, 1914/early 1915, but all with complete log books. See http://www.naval-history.net/WW1NavyBritishAdmiraltyCaptains.htm

I have long wanted to pull together all the information on the armed merchant cruisers- such an integral part of Old Weather. This is a start.

Also congratulations on the MOTH logs. They got a lot of likes on Facebook.

Gordon
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on June 19, 2015, 07:20:22 am
19 June 1915

HMS Amethyst, Brindisi, 4pm: Repelled hostile aircraft; 1 bomb dropped close to Marsala http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Amethyst.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: JamesAPrattIII on June 19, 2015, 06:32:41 pm
I have some information on the  battle of Dogger bank 24 January 1915 from Warship 2013 article "the battle Cruisers Lion and Tiger at Dogger bank The View of the Ships Medical officers". Deals with the damage and casualties suffered by these ships at this battle. it also explains why the crew of the Tiger did so badly in this battle. It was not because the crew lacked training and contained a large numbers of recovered deserters, miscreants and malcontents. The problem was health of the ships crew that was poor do to three months of "overcrowding , overwork, ,damp, dirt, and poor ventilation". Which caused a epidemic of tonsillitis which was in full swing during the battle of Dogger bank. The last quarter of 1914 saw 334 of the crew on the sick list and many of the rest of the crew being "below par" during the battle. After the ship was cleaned disinfected, repainted and aired later on in 1915 the health of the crew got better.
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: JamesAPrattIII on June 19, 2015, 07:30:21 pm
18 june 1915 807 type tractor biplane seaplane # 922 seems to have spent a lot of time under repair:
28 Jan 15 delivered Ark Royal
19 Feb 15 First flight Dardanelles
5 mar 15 hit by rifle fire F/L N Shoto Douglas WIA
20 Apr 15 repair
24 Apr 14 HMS Doris badly damaged gunfire from ship returned to Ark Royal for repairs
12 May 15 damaged on landing
18 Jun 15 engine failure forced landing undercarriage collapse towed in by trawler F/L Shoto Douglas & CPO Brady
18 Aug 15 Engine failure on take off F/Cdr CH Collet DSO DOI & CPO Mech Lacey Injured
Aug 15 deleated
Note Shoto Douglas went on to high rank in the RAF in WW II
DOI died of Injuries

Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: studentforever on June 19, 2015, 07:44:14 pm
If I remember rightly, Shoto Douglas was actually called 'Sholto'

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sholto_Douglas,_1st_Baron_Douglas_of_Kirtleside

although the Wiki article doesn't mention any interaction with the Navy.
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on June 20, 2015, 08:06:39 am
20 June 1915

HMS Mersey, Mafia Island, 3.18pm: Duplex came alongside & discharged 3,000 empty kerosene tins http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-03-HMS_Mersey.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: navalhistory on June 20, 2015, 11:32:06 pm
World War 1 centenary -  BRITISH NAVAL VESSELS LOST AT SEA, 1914-1919, latest batch of updated and enlarged accounts of ships lost in 1917 now added. Also ships damaged and attacked - see http://www.naval-history.net/WW1NavyBritishShips-Locations10Attacked.htm. Includes Halifax explosion disaster.

Interesting details about the crew of HMS Tiger at Dogger Bank. Trying to imagine the conditions in which the officers and men lived and fought is a real challenge
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on June 21, 2015, 07:51:24 am
21 June 1915

HMS Mersey, Mafia Island, 8.0pm: Pumped overboard 51/4 tons of paraffin & 3 tons of fuel oil, necessitated by leaky tanks http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-03-HMS_Mersey.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on June 22, 2015, 07:31:15 am
22 June 1915

HMS Lord Minto, Dungeness patrol, 5.05pm: While communicating collided with Princess Mary & received slight damage to bulwark http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-31-HMS_Lord_Minto.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on June 23, 2015, 07:28:55 am
23 June 1915

HMS Odin, 8.15am: Anchored Kurnah; hands transferring 4.7" ammunition to horse boat http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-18-HMS_Odin.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on June 24, 2015, 07:05:04 am
24 June 1915

HMS India, Glasgow, 2.30am: Ship aground and taking a list to port http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_India.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: JamesAPrattIII on June 24, 2015, 04:18:56 pm
19 June 1915 Brindisi was bombed by the Austrian seaplanes L45 and L43

20 June 1915 the empty kerosene tins loaded on the Mersey were to help give the ship extra bouency in its upcoming attack on the Konigsberg.

It looks like I got the wrong Shoto Douglas
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on June 25, 2015, 07:42:10 am
25 June 1915

HMS Tenby Castle, North Sea, 4am: Fresh gale & high sea; shipping heavy water fore & aft; deck leaking badly http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-31-HMS_Tenby_Castle.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on June 26, 2015, 08:42:07 am
26 June 1915

HMS Chatham, Port Mudros, 9am: Hector balloon ship  proceeded for test flight http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-06-HMS_Chatham.htm

(http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/arts/yourpaintings/images/paintings/iwm/large/iwm_iwm_2453_large.jpg)

The Balloon Ship Hector with Kite Balloon Spotting off the Left Flank, Dardanelles Operations, 1915
by Norman Wilkinson
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on June 27, 2015, 08:52:37 am
27 June 1915

HMS Digby, Northern Patrol, 2.20pm: Stopped & destroyed by gunfire what resembled dummy torpedo head containing calcium light http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Digby.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on June 28, 2015, 08:03:25 am
28 June 1915

HMS Amethyst, 12:30 pm: Course & speed as requisite for patrolling Otranto Straits, in conjunction with 3 French TBDs http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Amethyst.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on June 29, 2015, 07:42:59 am
29 June 1915

HMS Hyacinth, Tirene, 7:18am: Came to with port bower anchor in 8 fathoms; Mersey and Severn carrying out indirect firing http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Hyacinth.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on June 30, 2015, 07:41:13 am
30 June 1915

HMS Tenby Castle, Norwegian Sea patrol

11.35am: Observed steamer coming S; no colours
11.45am: Closed and found him to be Pallas of Flensberg
11.48am: Signalled to him to stop, then ordered him to come with me; he refused and on my ordering him to follow me, refused and steered towards the shore; I then disabled him by firing at his steering chains; then HMS Victorian came and later the gunboat Froya and as she found Pallas in territorial waters let proceed
http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-31-HMS_Tenby_Castle.htm
See also: Captain of Froya http://www.frammuseum.no/Polar-Heroes/Crew-Heroes/Christian-Doxrud.aspx
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on July 01, 2015, 07:24:42 am
1 July 1915

HMS Ben-My-Chree, Iero Bay, 5.30pm: Ship's company paid & issued soap & tobacco on board http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-04-HMS_Ben-my-Chree.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on July 02, 2015, 07:47:08 am
2 July 1915

HMS Chatham, Yeni Kioi, 5am: Observation balloon ascended; Venerable opened fire on Gallipoli http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-06-HMS_Chatham.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on July 03, 2015, 07:55:22 am
3 July 1915

HMS Hyacinth, Tirene, 7am: Ships present: Laconia, Laurentic, Trent, Severn, Mersey http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Hyacinth.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: JamesAPrattIII on July 03, 2015, 09:51:28 pm
I have some WW I related stuff:
You tube: Jon Guttman lecture on the First air war over Africa and other lectures
on the Great war forum HMS Echo is searching for the wrecks of the ships sunk at the battle of Jutland for a documentary that is coming out next year.
I also found on the Gallipoli section of the Great war forum a terrific diorama anzacdiorama.blogspot.com.au of the Chunk bair battle
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on July 04, 2015, 08:07:00 am
4 July 1915

HMS Mersey, Tirene Bay, 7.15pm: Working party on Duplex discharging tins into Blackcock for Severn & Mersey http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-03-HMS_Mersey.htm



This one is a bit early but it was still July 4 in the US ...

5 July 1915, HMS Virago, Hong Kong, 8am: Dressed ship in celebration of American Independence Day

 :)
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on July 05, 2015, 08:11:09 am
5 July 1915

HMS Severn, Mafia Island, am: Hands stowing petrol tins, transferring spare gear to HMFM Trent & placing plates, hammocks & awnings for protection http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-03-HMS_Severn.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on July 06, 2015, 07:38:39 am
July 6 1915

HMS Mersey, Rufiji River, 7am: Koningsberg opened fire with 5 guns & fired salvoes; 7.40am: Hit by 4.1 shell on fore 6" gun shield, killed four, wounded five http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-03-HMS_Mersey.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on July 07, 2015, 07:39:41 am
7 July 1915

HMS Orama, Sechura Bay to Easter Island, 4.15pm: Tested life saving collars in tank http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Orama.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on July 08, 2015, 07:47:57 am
8 July 1915

HMS Tenby Castle, Norwegian Sea patrol
12.20am: Sighted steamer to NNE and steered towards same
12.52am: On taking no notice of signals to stop, fired shot across bow
  1.00am: Closed and found him to be German SS Friedrich Arp, Hamburg; ordered him to come with me; I then gave him 5 minutes to decide whether he would come with me or be sunk; he refused and put engines ahead and steered towards the land
  1.20am: Commenced firing and fired 16 rounds into starboard quarter
  1.50am: She sank Lat 67 47 N, Long 14 15 E; took crew of 13 hands aboard and proceeded towards HMS India's position SWxW
http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-31-HMS_Tenby_Castle.htm



Long Tweet today. Don't mess with the captain (http://www.newfoundlandshipwrecks.com/Im%20Alone/captain_jack.htm) of Tenby Castle!  :)
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on July 09, 2015, 08:09:38 am
9 July 1915

HMS Proserpine, Port Said, 10am: Despatched 1 Maxim & mounting & 4 boxes of filled belts to Ismailia http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Proserpine.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on July 10, 2015, 07:18:09 am
10 July 1915

HMS Ebro, Northern patrol, 8.15am: Immediate action stations; all watertight doors closed; all guns in half cock position http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Ebro.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on July 11, 2015, 07:08:48 am
11 July 1915

HMS Mersey, Rufiji River
11.35am: Enemy opened fire & scored 2 hits aft wounding three men
11.50pm. Entered Kikunja mouth & opened fire on enemy's positions on banks; Severn firing on boat crossing river
12.15pm: Opened fire on SMS Konigsberg from position near inlet; keeping under weigh, Konigsberg's salvoes passing over
12.23pm: Severn moored & opened fire & shortly scored hits; Konigsberg's shells falling very close to Severn
12.50pm: Received message from aeroplane, 'we are hit, send boat'
12.52pm: Aeroplane down & sent boat, rescued pilot & observer
12.54pm: Enormous explosion on Konigsberg
1.00pm: Konigsberg ceased fire
1.16pm-1.30pm: Huge explosions on board Konigsberg at intervals & dense smoke rising
Proceeded to position 7,200 yards from Konigsberg
1.50pm: Severn to flag: 'Konigsberg has ceased firing. Am convinced she is total wreck, five enormous explosions, she is burning hard now'
2.08pm: Opened fire scoring hits after 2nd round
2.30pm: Orders received to retire
2.35pm: Weighed & proceeded to rejoin Severn
3.45pm: Passed out of river & rejoined flag & proceeded to Tirene
http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-03-HMS_Mersey.htm

See also
HMS Severn: http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-03-HMS_Severn.htm
HMS Hyacinth: http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Hyacinth.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on July 12, 2015, 09:25:36 am
12 July 1915

HMS Highflyer, St Vincent, 8.30am: Sent party for funeral of Portuguese seaman lost from 'Tho' http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Highflyer.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on July 13, 2015, 07:56:17 am
13 July 1915

HMS Highflyer, St Vincent: Death of Albert Tooze, Act Ch Sto, caused by shock following amputation http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Highflyer.htm

Every Man Remembered (http://www.everymanremembered.org/profiles/soldier/418502/)
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: navalhistory on July 13, 2015, 08:08:55 pm
World War 1 Centenary - SECRET BOARDING PARTY PAPERS - A TRIBUTE TO THE TENTH CRUISER SQUADRON, NORTHERN PATROL OF THE GRAND FLEET, 1914-1917 at http://www.naval-history.net/WW1Memoir-10CSNPatrol.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on July 14, 2015, 07:39:29 am
14 July 1915

HMS Hyacinth, 4:30pm: Discharged Staff Surgeon Barford to shore for duty at Zanzibar Hospital http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Hyacinth.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on July 15, 2015, 08:03:28 am
15 July 1915

HMS Minerva, Lemnos, 9.50am: Submarine attack; 9.53am: Opened fire on periscope on starboard http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Minerva.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on July 16, 2015, 07:52:46 am
16 July 1915

HMS Orcoma, Northern patrol, 6.45am: Signalled Russian SS General Radetzky [torpedoed & sunk the following day] http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Orcoma.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on July 17, 2015, 09:04:01 am
17 July 1915

HMS Ben-My-Chree, Iero Bay, 10.45am: Out seaplane 1445; 2nd motor boat returned with torpedo from HMS Gazelle http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-04-HMS_Ben-my-Chree.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on July 18, 2015, 07:48:54 am
18 July 1915

HMS Ark Royal, Kephalo Bay, 6.30am: Enemy aircraft dropped 3 bombs, 1 ashore, 2 in harbour; no damage done http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-04-HMS_Ark_Royal.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on July 19, 2015, 08:58:33 am
19 July 1915

HMS Sapphire, Brindisi, 5.45 pm: Landed funeral party to attend funeral of men killed in RM Giuseppe Garibaldi http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Sapphire.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on July 20, 2015, 07:32:45 am
20 July 1915

HMS Astraea, Duala, 9am: Hands employed cleaning cutlasses & as requisite http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Astraea.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: JamesAPrattIII on July 20, 2015, 11:38:51 pm
From Royal navy Shipboard aircraft Developments 1912-1931" the plane that was shot down on 11 july 1915 was henry Farman SA/9/HF the crew continued to send shot corrections as she went down crew FLt J.T. Cull and FSLt H.J.  Arnold.

the 15 july celebration lunch:
Hors D'oeures cape Station
Soup a la Rufiji
Fried Fresh Flying Fish- Flux Sauce
Chicken en Fuselage
Siezed Turkey- cranberry Soldier
Blued ham
Jacketed Potatoes
Air cooled Spinach
Asperges en Essense
Ceufs nau mal atterissage
Dessert de Keonigsberg
Caf? Kikunje
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on July 21, 2015, 08:03:51 am
21 July 1915

HMS Ben-My-Chree, Iero Bay, 12.50pm: Motor boats & cutters manned & proceeded to fire on HMS River Gunboat Dorothea http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-04-HMS_Ben-my-Chree.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on July 22, 2015, 07:19:51 am
22 July 1915

HMS Cumberland, Halifax NS, 6.25am: Sailed HMS Carnarvon with 2 colliers & 6 submarines in convoy http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Cumberland2.htm

Specifically, as Su has pointed out:

HMS Carnarvon, Halifax, 6.23am: Course as req'd with SS Midland & Prophet & Submarines H5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Carnarvon.htm

 :)
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: navalhistory on July 22, 2015, 11:50:31 am
World War 1 - BRITISH ADMIRALTY, 1913-1920 now includes charts showing development of the War Staff as well as Admiralty Staff lists, 1916-1918 - http://www.naval-history.net/WW1NavyBritishAdmiraltyPart01.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on July 23, 2015, 07:46:29 am
23 July 1915

HMS Orcoma, off Maidens Lighthouse, 5.43pm: Object sighted, apparently periscope & small portion of conning tower http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Orcoma.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on July 24, 2015, 08:03:50 am
24 July 1915

HMS Raven II, Tripoli, 7.44pm Captured schooner (Turkish) loaded with about 12 tons old barley, wheat & rye mixed http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-04-HMS_Raven_II.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on July 25, 2015, 08:10:00 am
25 July 1915

HMS Sapphire, 5pm: Steaming off Taranto awaiting opening of boom; submarine and floating mines reported http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Sapphire.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: navalhistory on July 25, 2015, 08:41:12 pm
World War 1 - BRITISH ADMIRALTY, SHORE ESTABLISHMENTS, FLEETS & STATIONS, 1914 to 1918, an ongoing project. Admiralty and Shore Establishments 1914-16 at http://www.naval-history.net/WW1NavyBritishAdmiraltyPart03.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on July 26, 2015, 09:05:57 am
26 July 1915

HMS Ophir, Funchal, 8pm: Started to heave up; hydraulic engine broke down http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Ophir.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on July 27, 2015, 07:21:24 am
27 July 1915

HMS Endymion, Kephalo, 2pm: Fired 1 round from B1; Turkish battery opened fire on ship http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Endymion2.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: JamesAPrattIII on July 27, 2015, 10:17:06 pm
more errata:
17 july Sopwith Schneider 1445 while landing hits obstruction damaged, while running up the engine it catches fire but it is soon put out after taking off and landing the plane hits another obstruction and is damaged. The plane was wrecked while landing on 3 August 1915. The pilot of this plane was FSL J.T. Bankes-Price who was not injured in any of these accidents. he continued to operate off this ship until 17 September 1916 when he was shot down and killed flying Sopwith Baby 8135 off El Arish

18 july The air attack mentioned was most likely done by aircraft from Flieger Abteiling (Flying Unit) 1/ 1 nci Tayyare Balut (aviation Company) which had a mixture of German and Turkish aircrew hence the two names. It operated 3 or 4 aircraft a mixture of Rumpler Bi and Albatros BI during this period. It was the only Central powers air unit operating in this area at this time. There were 2 or 3 German seaplanes that did arrive in this area in July but they did not start flying operations until August.

The above is from various issues of Over the Front magazine.

19 july the loss of the RM Giuseppe Garbaldi the ship set sail with the rest of the Italian 5th Crusier division on the evening of 17 July to shell the Ragusa to Cattero railroad. This force was spotted by an Austrian aircraft. Instead of aborting the operation the Commander continued on and the Garboldi was torpedod and sunk by the Austrian submarine U4. Earlier this month the Italian Armored Cruiser Amalfi was torpedoed and sunk by the German submarine UB14. So this was a really bad month for the RM (Royal Italian Navy)
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on July 28, 2015, 07:47:26 am
28 July 1915

HMS Endymion, Cape Helles, 10.30pm: Opened fire with 12-pounders on left flank trenches http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Endymion2.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on July 29, 2015, 07:29:06 am
29 July 1915

HMS Patuca, Northern Patrol, 2.20pm: Intercepted trawlers Arley & Mafeking under white ensign on special duty http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Patuca.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on July 30, 2015, 07:35:28 am
30 July 1915

HMS Ebro, Glasgow, am: Vessel heavily aground at low water; depth of water 16 feet http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Ebro.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on July 31, 2015, 07:43:40 am
31 July 1915

HMS Odin, to Basra, 8am: Eased to slow for Kurnah bar; least water 9 feet, ship's bottom touching mud http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-18-HMS_Odin2.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on August 01, 2015, 08:09:37 am
1 August 1915

HMS Acacia, Scapa Flow to Bear Island, 11.30am: Press wireless news received from HMS Columbella http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-18-HMS_Acacia.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on August 02, 2015, 08:38:43 am
2 August 1915

HMS Orama, Easter Island to Sydney [21 days]; 10.45am: Secured at anchorage, Farm Cove http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Orama.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on August 03, 2015, 07:04:26 am
3 August 1915

HMS Endymion, from Kephalo, 4.15pm: Opened fire on batteries; 5pm: Enemy returned fire with shrapnel http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Endymion2.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on August 04, 2015, 07:45:49 am
4 August 1915

HMS Acacia, Bear Island to Spitzbergen, 4am: Steaming through large ice http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-18-HMS_Acacia.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on August 05, 2015, 07:44:34 am
5 August 1915

HMS Juno, Muskat to Bushire; number on sick list 60 [down from 70 on 3 August] http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Juno.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on August 06, 2015, 07:33:12 am
6 August 1915

HMS Minerva, 11.10pm: Disembarked troops in ship's boats 3 miles west of Xeros Islands http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Minerva.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on August 07, 2015, 07:49:36 am
7 August 1915

HMS Chatham, Suvla Bay, 4pm: Engaged enemy's shore guns & bombarded Anafarta http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-06-HMS_Chatham.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Randi on August 08, 2015, 07:37:09 am
8 August 1915

HMS Chatham, Suvla Bay, 8.10am: Opened fire on Turkish positions on Abdel Rahman Bair http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-06-HMS_Chatham.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: navalhistory on August 08, 2015, 11:55:52 pm
World War 1 Centenary - The Royal Navy pre-War, ORGANISATION AND SHIP DEPLOYMENTS 1900-1915 by Dr Graham Watson. A valuable contribution to understanding naval events leading up to August 1914 - http://www.naval-history.net/xGW-RNOrganisation1900-14.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Randi on August 09, 2015, 08:16:15 am
9 August 1915

HMS Topaze, Brindisi to sea, 8.10am: Zigzagging 2 points each side every 15 minutes; 2 French TBDs in company http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Topaze.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Randi on August 10, 2015, 01:46:44 pm
10 August 1915

HMS Ben-My-Chree, Xeros Bay, 10.25am: Shore battery fired 2 shots at ship; Seaplane 841 left water http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-04-HMS_Ben-my-Chree.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Randi on August 11, 2015, 06:57:53 am
11 August 1915

HMS Odin, Basra, 8.10pm: Cinematograph entertainment to ship's company http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-18-HMS_Odin2.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Randi on August 12, 2015, 07:02:16 am
12 August 1915

HMS Ben-My-Chree, Xeros Bay, 4.37am: Out Seaplanes 842 & 184 carrying out torpedo raid http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-04-HMS_Ben-my-Chree.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Randi on August 13, 2015, 07:58:47 am
13 August 1915

HMS Juno, Dilwar, 11.15am: Starboard battery opened fire to cover landing operations http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Juno.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Randi on August 14, 2015, 11:05:20 am
14 August 1915

HMS Juno, Dilwar, 7.15am: Killed in action this day TC Blomefield, Commander RN http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Juno.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: navalhistory on August 14, 2015, 07:14:38 pm
World War 1 centenary - Pre-war British SUBMARINE CASUALTIES now include general losses and those in depot ships, 1902-1914. Thanks to Barrie Downer, Barrow in furness Submariners Association - http://www.naval-history.net/xDKCas1913subs.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Randi on August 15, 2015, 07:41:50 am
15 August 1915

HMS Pyramus, from Dilwar, 5.27 pm: Opened fire on Bashi; 6pm: Ceased firing; returned to bombarding position http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Pyramus.htm #WWI
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: navalhistory on August 15, 2015, 09:34:17 am
World War 1 Centenary - RN Organisation and Ship Deployments 1900-1914. DESTROYERS 1909-1912 tables have been changed to help make the complex reorganisation at that time easier to understand. http://www.naval-history.net/xGW-RNOrganisation1900-14.htm#10
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on August 16, 2015, 08:07:59 am
16 August 1915

HMS Pyramus, Dilwar, 3.25pm: Half-masted ensign; HMS Juno hauled out of line to conduct burial service http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Pyramus.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: navalhistory on August 16, 2015, 08:40:26 pm
World War 1 Centenary, An Addendum: SELECTED ROYAL NAVY SHIPS, WOUNDED and SURVIVORS, 1914-1918. http://www.naval-history.net/xDKCas1914-07WW1Wounded.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on August 17, 2015, 07:26:01 am
17 August 1915

HMS Ben-My-Chree, Xeros Bay, 4.32am: [Seaplane] 842 left water; 4.38am: 184 left water, both carrying torpedoes http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-04-HMS_Ben-my-Chree.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: navalhistory on August 17, 2015, 06:30:36 pm
pre-World War 1 - ROYAL NAVY SHIP DEPLOYMENTS 1897, the Year of the Diamond Jubilee Review by Dr Graham Watson at http://www.naval-history.net/xGW-RNOrganisation1897.htm. The start of a new section "Pax Britannica"
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on August 18, 2015, 07:35:43 am
18 August 1915

HMS Sapphire, Brindisi patrol, 2.30 pm: Patrolled to S of Pelagosa Island while re-embarkation of forces took place http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Sapphire.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on August 19, 2015, 08:18:26 am
19 August 1915

HMS Amethyst, Taranto, 3.30pm: Hands mustered by ledger to issue quinine http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Amethyst.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on August 20, 2015, 08:01:27 am
20 June 1915

HMS Juno, Bushire, 5pm: Landed guard with maxim guns crew for Russian consulate http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Juno.htm

HMS Atalanta, Celtic Sea
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-69pfbvzFfwM/VdV61JM4NiI/AAAAAAAARA0/nnoOQSLFuu0/s304-Ic42/a%252520tweet.JPG?gl=GB)
[The log-keeper most probably drew the outline of a ship with two masts and two funnels]
http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-33-HMS_Atalanta.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on August 21, 2015, 07:28:32 am
21 August 1915

HMS Endymion, Suvla Bay, 2.30pm: Opened fire at 2 of enemy's batteries preparatory to infantry attack http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Endymion2.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on August 22, 2015, 07:47:07 am
22 August 1915

HMS Edinburgh Castle, English Bank, am: Sent 2 bags mail to HMS Glasgow also 939 lbs beef & 2000 lbs potatoes http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Edinburgh_Castle.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Randi on August 23, 2015, 08:10:59 am
23 August 1915

HMS Tenby Castle, Norwegian Sea, 4pm: Sea increasing; ship plunging & labouring & shipping water fore and aft http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-31-HMS_Tenby_Castle.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Randi on August 24, 2015, 08:03:40 am
24 August 1915

HMS Odin, Muscat to Bombay, 9am: Ship rolling heavily 25o http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-18-HMS_Odin2.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Randi on August 25, 2015, 07:31:31 am
25 August 1915

HMS Endymion, 1.30pm: Opened fire at gun in tunnel on Abdel Rahman Bair http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Endymion2.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Randi on August 26, 2015, 07:48:34 am
26 August 1915

HMS Juno, Bushire, 6pm: Issued tropical clothing to boats crews & landing party http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Juno.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on August 26, 2015, 06:08:08 pm
27 August 1915

HMS Pyramus, Bushire, 11.45 am: Captain had occasion to caution Lt Comdr TSL Dorman for sending cutter away to pull 8 miles without an awning thereby rendering crew liable to heatstroke http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Pyramus.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on August 27, 2015, 10:12:29 pm
28 August 1915

HMS Glory, Port Mudros, 11.10am: Commenced embarking 14 torpedoes from lighter http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-01-HMS_Glory.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: JamesAPrattIII on August 28, 2015, 12:57:01 am
19 August 1915 on HMS Amethest in giving the crew quinine. Malaria was a big problem in Italy during this period hence giving the sailors quinine.
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: navalhistory on August 28, 2015, 05:43:13 pm
Graham Watson's compilation of RN Organisation and Ship Deployments 1900-1914 has been retitled using his original heading FROM IMPERIAL POLICEMAN TO NORTH SEA BATTLE FLEET: THE EVOLUTION OF BRITISH NAVAL DEPLOYMENT 1900-1914. This is far more descriptive and a real aid to understanding the changes Admiral Lord Fisher made leading up to WW1 - http://www.naval-history.net/xGW-RNOrganisation1900-14.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on August 28, 2015, 10:26:48 pm
29 August 1915

HMS Endymion, Gallipoli, 9.18am: Commenced firing on crossroads to prevent counter attack on Kaiajik Aghala http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Endymion2.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on August 29, 2015, 09:56:11 pm
30 August 1915

HMS Kinfauns Castle, Devonport, am: Dockyard shipwrights filling in & covering holes in decks http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Kinfauns_Castle.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on August 30, 2015, 10:35:04 pm
31 August 1915

HMS Juno, Bushire, 7am: Fired 3 rounds from port battery http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Juno.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on August 31, 2015, 10:40:39 pm
1 September 1915

HMS Pyramus, Dilwar, 8am: Landing party left ship to destroy dhows http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Pyramus.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on September 02, 2015, 06:56:08 am
2 September 1915

HMS Ben-My-Chree, Xeros Islands
  9.50am: Received SOS signal from Troopship Southland
10.08am: Full ahead all, passed boom
     Noon: All boats swung out & manned and all ladders, gangways &c; baggage ports hoisted & opened; rubbing strake manned; ropes over side; petrol cans, floats, lifebuoys & rafts thrown overboard
12.15pm: Lowered 2nd Motor Boat, Flight Commander Edmunds in charge
12.20pm: Lowered 3rd Motor Boat, Lieutenant Stern in charge. Both Motor Boats proceeded to assistance of rafts and boats which were crowded & sinking. Empty boats were towed alongside rafts and part of occupants transferred. Boats and rafts were towed alongside and were taken on board. 21 boats and rafts were picked up in which were (approx) 694 Australian & New Zealand troops (6th Imperial Brigade AIF), 121 crew. Total 815 including 27 Officers. Many requiring medical treatment.

http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-04-HMS_Ben-my-Chree.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on September 02, 2015, 10:10:49 pm
3 September 1915

HMS Endymion, Gallipoli, 5.35am: Fired 5 rounds at Chunuk Bair http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Endymion.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on September 03, 2015, 10:40:11 pm
4 September 1915

HMS Endymion, Gallipoli, 6pm: Recommenced firing at earthworks on Nek http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Endymion2.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on September 04, 2015, 10:26:15 pm
5 September 1915

HMS Grafton, Gallipoli, 6.52pm: Commenced firing on Chunuk Bair http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Grafton.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on September 06, 2015, 01:43:47 am
6 September 1915

HMS Carnarvon, 1am: Relieved HMAS Sydney on New York patrol

http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Carnarvon.htm


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Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: navalhistory on September 06, 2015, 06:39:07 pm
Introducing, with appreciation the valuable contributions of Dr Graham Watson, retired from History Dept, Cardiff University:

1. Year of the Diamond Jubilee Naval Review: Royal Navy Ship Deployments 1897 at http://www.naval-history.net/xGW-RNOrganisation1897.htm

2. From Imperial Policeman to North Sea Battle Fleet: the Evolution of British Naval Deployment, 1900-1914 at http://www.naval-history.net/xGW-RNOrganisation1900-14.htm

3. Quick Reference Guide to British Warship Locations 1914-1918 (contributed the Admiralty Pink Lists) at http://www.naval-history.net/WW1NavyBritishShips-Locations2?

4. Between the Wars: Royal Navy Organisation and Ship Deployments 1919-1939 at http://www.naval-history.net/xGW-RNOrganisation1919-39.htm

5. Post-War: Organisation and Ship Deployments 1947-2013 at http://www.naval-history.net/xGW-RNOrganisation1947-2013.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on September 06, 2015, 10:49:23 pm
7 September 1915

HMS Colne, Anzac Cove, 12.30am: Engaged enemy's position http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-10-HMS_Colne.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: navalhistory on September 07, 2015, 10:12:34 pm
pre-World War 1 - FIFTY YEARS IN THE ROYAL NAVY by Admiral Sir Percy Scott, "father of gunnery". Fascinating insight into the late Victorian era Navy and the development of gunnery by a highly inventive officer at http://www.naval-history.net/WW0Book-Adm_Scott-50YearsinRN.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on September 07, 2015, 10:44:38 pm
8 September 1915

HMS Tenby Castle, Norwegian Sea patrol, 6pm: Norwegian torpedo boat came out & informed us that we were inside territorial waters & requested us to get outside http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-31-HMS_Tenby_Castle.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on September 09, 2015, 12:09:50 am
9 September 1915

HMS Albion, Port Mudros, 6.10pm: Mauretania sailed; Aquitania arrived; Latona sailed; Cornwall sailed http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-01-HMS_Albion.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on September 11, 2015, 05:03:35 am
10 September 1915

HMS Endymion, Gallipoli, 1.15pm: Commenced firing at guns in tunnel on Abdel Rahman Bair http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Endymion2.htm


11 September 1915

HMS Mersey, Kisiti Island to Chaki Chaki, Pemba Island,  1.40pm: Proceeded in tow of Trent http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-03-HMS_Mersey.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on September 11, 2015, 09:09:43 pm
12 September 1915

HMS Bramble, Hong Kong, 9am: Crew disembarked from SS Nankin at Admiralty Pier and commissioned HMS Bramble http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-19-HMS_Bramble.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on September 12, 2015, 10:04:29 pm
13 September 1915

HMS Pyramus, Dashtestan coast, 2pm: Fired 28 rounds of 4" at dhows on beach http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Pyramus.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: JamesAPrattIII on September 12, 2015, 10:24:08 pm
I have some errata for 12 August 1915:
The first aircraft launched torpedo attack in history was against the Turkish transport Mahmet Sevket Pasa on 8 August the ship had been beached after being torpedoed by the submarine E14 then damaged again when it was shelled by the submarines E14 and E11. The torpedo attack by Short 842 on the 12th according to the Turks the torpedo hit but failed to explode. British WW I torpedos had a high dud rate. This ship was later salvaged and put back into service.

As for the 17 August 1915 air torpedo attack some accounts have it sinking a barge. The book "The Ottoman Steam navy 1828-1923" doesn't mention it sinking anything.
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: JamesAPrattIII on September 12, 2015, 11:01:21 pm
Since this is the centenary of WW I on youtube there is the Great War Channel were it gives you WWI week by week. Having watched a good part of it I can say it is partly informative, partly funny, partly juvenile, and partly in need of some better historical research. Naval wise it looks like a lot of the film footage of ships is post WWI. It also has a tendency of showing the same film clips and stills over and over again.

Major naval gaff: part 41 has 6000 Turkish troops die when their transport was sunk by a British submarine. This was mentioned in some historys of the Gallipoli campaign until the 1950s or 1960s. Reality according to the Turks the ship the Gulcemal was damaged not sunk and there were few casualties. The Turks also point out their largest loss at sea during WW I was 250 killed when the transport  bandurma 474grt was sunk on 28 may 1915 by the British submarine E11.
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on September 14, 2015, 05:34:47 am
14 September 1915

HMS Lord Minto, English Channel, 8am: TBD flying signal 'Beware of mines' ... mine 2.25 miles N30W of Calais http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-31-HMS_Lord_Minto.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on September 14, 2015, 10:19:54 pm
15 September 1915

HMS Topaze, Brindisi patrol, 6.25am: Observed large hostile submarine bearing SE by E http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Topaze.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on September 15, 2015, 10:09:52 pm
16 September 1915

HMS Endymion, Anzac left flank, 10.15pm: Rapid fire broke out from Anzac centre to extreme right flank http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Endymion2.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on September 16, 2015, 10:27:29 pm
17 September 1915

 HMS Severn, 11.15am: Stopped 3 miles off Simba Uranga entrance; fired 6 x 4.7" at left bank http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-03-HMS_Severn.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: navalhistory on September 17, 2015, 10:30:21 am
pre-World War 1 - for those who want to start following the development of British ships after the introduction of HMS WARRIOR, Graham Watson has compiled AT THE ADVENT OF THE IRONCLAD; THE STRENGTH AND DISTRIBUTION OF THE ROYAL NAVY 1861 at http://www.naval-history.net/xGW-RNOrganisation1861.htm, Sorry if any of the ship images are wrong, but the Victorian Navy is a new world for me
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on September 17, 2015, 09:38:10 pm
18 September 1915

HMS Endymion, Kephalo, 7.45pm: Hostile aeroplane dropped 3 bombs in harbour http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Endymion2.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on September 18, 2015, 09:42:30 pm
19 September 1915

HMS Ben-My-Chree, Kephalo, 9.30pm: Anti-aircraft stations; hostile aircraft dropped 2 bombs on air station http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-04-HMS_Ben-my-Chree.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Randi on September 20, 2015, 09:26:47 am
20 September 1915

HMS Philomel, Aden, 9.40am: Gunners party restowing & examining cordite http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Philomel.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on September 20, 2015, 09:29:56 pm
21 September 1915

HMS Endymion, Anzac left flank, 7.10pm: Fired 6 rounds at Chunuk Bair http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Endymion2.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Randi on September 22, 2015, 07:34:28 am
22 September 1915

HMS Bramble, Tourane Bay to Singapore, 10.30pm: Passed 2 submerged masts in 11 55N, 109 27E http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-19-HMS_Bramble.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Randi on September 23, 2015, 08:17:08 am
23 September 1915

HMS Hannibal, Plymouth
1.30am: 72 officers & men of 6th Lancs, 64 officers & men of Royal Engineers, 62 officers & men of 5th Dorsets embarked
7am: 154 officers & men of 1st Border Regiment embarked
8.30am: 104 officers & men of 2nd Royal Fusiliers, 31 officers & men of 7th Gloucesters embarked
10-11am: 16 officers & 684 men embarked
1.20pm: 300 officers & men embarked
http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-01-HMS_Hannibal.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on September 24, 2015, 08:08:43 am
24 September 1915

HMS Colne, Anzac, 8pm: Opened fire on Baby 700 http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-10-HMS_Colne.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on September 25, 2015, 07:43:38 am
25 September 1915

HMS Philomel, Aden, pm: G Phillips CPO, GR Talmay LS, BS Beagley AB, lost their lives in action; cause of death, heat stroke http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Philomel.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on September 26, 2015, 11:31:57 am
26 September 1915

HMS Usk, Malta, 8.30am: TBDs Laforey, Louis, Lawford & Lydiard arrived http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-10-HMS_Usk.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: JamesAPrattIII on September 26, 2015, 03:09:11 pm
errata 20 September 1915 the reason cordite was restacked and examined was because cordite gets unstable when it gets old. So periodically it was examined and if the lot numbers were on a list to be discarded they were removed from the ship.
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on September 27, 2015, 10:11:12 am
27 September 1915

HMS Topaze, Brindisi, 8.04am: Heavy explosion in Outer Harbour on board Benedetto Brin http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Topaze.htm

HMS Ben-My-Chree, Mudros, 8.38am: Hostile aeroplane approached ship from SW & fired a machine gun at ship & seaplanes. Anti-aircraft guns opened fire http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-04-HMS_Ben-my-Chree.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: navalhistory on September 27, 2015, 08:03:16 pm
INTRODUCTION TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF WARSHIP ARMOUR, interesting and non-technical excerpt from the USN "Naval Ordnance and Gunnery" Manual of 1937 - http://www.naval-history.net/WW0Book-USN-Armour1937.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on September 28, 2015, 07:43:02 am
28 September 1915

HMS Ark Royal, Kephalo Bay, 10.20am: Hostile aircraft; fired 7 rounds with starboard 12-pounder http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-04-HMS_Ark_Royal.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on September 29, 2015, 07:28:33 am
29 September 1915

HMS Endymion, Anzac left flank, 5.45pm: Opened fire at Nek; enemy opened fire on ship http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Endymion2.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on September 30, 2015, 07:26:07 am
30 September 1915

HMS Endymion, Anzac left bank, 5.55pm: Shell burst outside Y1 casemate; 2 men seriously wounded http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Endymion2.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on October 01, 2015, 07:55:13 am
1 October 1915

HM TB.35, Rosyth patrol, 1am: Night patrol in company with TB.36 between Eli and May Island http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-10-HM_TB_35.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on October 02, 2015, 07:18:24 am
2 October 1915

HMS Jed, Kum Kale patrol, 5am: Rattlesnake in collision with French transport off Cape Helles http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-10-HMS_Jed2.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on October 03, 2015, 08:59:19 am
3 October 1915


HMS Ben-My-Chree, Mudros 6.40am: No 842 left for HMS Euryalus with Lieutenant Wright & 4 air mechanics, 50 small bombs 10 large, 50 detonators, 20 fuses, 450 gallons petrol, 8 drums oil, 1 paraffin & 2 spare propellers http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-04-HMS_Ben-my-Chree.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: navalhistory on October 03, 2015, 03:21:50 pm
Introduction to the DEVELOPMENT OF WARSHIP STEAM ENGINES AND BOILERS in the 19th CENTURY, excerpts from "The Steam Engine" by Richard Sennett, Engineer-in-Chief of the Navy, revised edition 1899 at http://www.naval-history.net/WW0Book-Sennett-MarineSteamEngine.htm. Hopefully a useful starting point for anyone interested in the development of naval technology.
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on October 04, 2015, 09:01:17 am
4 October 1915

HMS Jed, Dardanelles entrance, 5.15am: Harpy & Laforey firing on enemy's flank http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-10-HMS_Jed2.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on October 05, 2015, 07:52:42 am
5 October 1915

HMS Endymion, Anzac, 1.30pm: ... course & speed as requisite to support Monitor 19 while firing http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Endymion2.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on October 06, 2015, 07:31:54 am
6 October 1915

HMS Jed, Port Iero, 9.05am: Enemy aeroplane dropped a bomb in harbour from a very great height http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-10-HMS_Jed2.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on October 07, 2015, 07:47:08 am
7 October 1915

HMS Lord Minto, with drifters, French coast, 7.30am: Sank mine conical shape 51 0N,1 37E http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-31-HMS_Lord_Minto.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on October 08, 2015, 07:44:33 am
8 October 1915

HMS Hannibal, Mudros, 10am: Disembarked 150 men of Essex Regiment http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-01-HMS_Hannibal.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on October 09, 2015, 07:58:27 am
9 October 1915

HMS Carnarvon, Halifax NS, 7am: HMAS Melbourne arrived & anchored http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Carnarvon.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on October 10, 2015, 08:34:48 am
10 October 1915

HMS Hannibal, Mudros, 1.15pm: SS Sarnia left with 142 Border Regt, 62 Dorset Regt & 88 Lancaster Regt http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-01-HMS_Hannibal.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on October 11, 2015, 08:05:28 am
11 October 1915

HMS Challenger, from Pungutiayu Island, patrolling to Kisiti Island, patrolling to Chaki Chaki http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Challenger.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on October 12, 2015, 07:40:58 am
12 October 1915

HMS Hannibal, Mudros, 11am: Disembarked 237 Essex Regt, 397 Royal Fusiliers & 6 officers http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-01-HMS_Hannibal.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on October 13, 2015, 07:49:55 am
13 October 1915

HMS Jessamine, Walker-on-Tyne, 8am: Commissioned ship ... for service in 1st Sloop Flotilla http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-18-HMS_Jessamine.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on October 14, 2015, 07:25:53 am
14 October 1915

HMS Bramble, Singapore to Colombo, 11.41am: ... taken in tow by HMS Britomart due to shortage of coal http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-19-HMS_Bramble.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: navalhistory on October 14, 2015, 08:07:09 pm
Many of the characteristics of the Royal Navy in the two world wars and beyond can be traced to the Victorian period. Wanting a contemporary account of that time, I discovered the marvellous volumes of  THE ROYAL NAVY: A HISTORY by Sir Wm. CLOWES and have started with Vol VII and his account of organisation, warships, weapons and personnnel at http://www.naval-history.net/WW0Book-ClowesVII-TheRoyalNavy.htm . Great book. His "assistants" included Adm Mahan and President Theodore Roosevelt!
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on October 15, 2015, 07:50:23 am
15 October 1915

HMS Ebro, from Busta Voe, 9.15pm: Returning to Swarbacks Minn to land Midshipman Allen accidentally shot http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Ebro.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on October 16, 2015, 08:02:26 am
16 October 1915

HMS Lama, Kamaran, 9.10pm: Steam cutter & whaler left ship; dhow opened fire on crews http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-09-HMS_Lama.htm

CORLETT, John J, Able Seaman, Hong Kong Special Reserve, VJ42859, Lama, 16 October 1915, action in Red Sea. RIP
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on October 17, 2015, 08:49:20 am
17 October 1915

HMS Lama, Khaukha, noon: In accordance with ultimatum to local sheik opened fire & destroyed 8 dhows http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-09-HMS_Lama.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on October 18, 2015, 08:30:50 am
18 October 1915

HMS Lord Minto, Beachy Head patrol, 11.15am: Highlander came flying westwards with red burgee at fore masthead http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-31-HMS_Lord_Minto.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on October 19, 2015, 07:35:39 am
19 October 1915

HMS Glory, Suvla Bay, 11.55am: Enemy shells falling close to ship; replied with A1 6" http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-01-HMS_Glory.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: navalhistory on October 19, 2015, 09:40:08 pm
The new section, "Pax Britannica" 1815-1914, which will trace the development of the Royal Navy from the Napoleonic Wars to World War 1 now has its own homepage at http://www.naval-history.net/Index0-1815.htm

This section will shortly include a page on RN polar exploration in the 19th century.
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on October 20, 2015, 07:22:02 am
20 October 1915

HMS Severn, Boydu Island to Okusa Island, 8.15am: Stopped, lowered skiff to rescue cat http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-03-HMS_Severn.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on October 21, 2015, 08:19:17 am
21 October 1915

HMS Challenger, Zanzibar, 10am: Captain & officers landed to attend Sultan's levee http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Challenger.htm

[Please read 'levee' in the French way, with an accent over the first e. This entry won't make much sense otherwise!]
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on October 22, 2015, 07:19:30 am
22 October 1915

HMS Glory, Suvla Bay, 6.30am: Enemy shells falling close to ship; sounded extend; shortened in cable http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-01-HMS_Glory.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: JamesAPrattIII on October 22, 2015, 09:07:58 pm
From the Great war forum in 2016 the RN will be commemorating the battle of Jutland. Some battle flags flown by ships in this action will be on display.
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on October 23, 2015, 07:24:40 am
23 October 1915

HMS Usk, patrol from Cape Helles, 12.10pm: Sank mine in 39 51N 25 51E http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-10-HMS_Usk.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on October 24, 2015, 07:54:52 am
24 October 1915

HMS Atalanta, Irish Sea, 6.38am: Received news of sinking ship & proceeded to spot indicated http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-33-HMS_Atalanta.htm

[see http://www.wrecksite.eu/wreck.aspx?69545]
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on October 25, 2015, 07:59:31 am
25 October 1915

HMS Endymion, off Anzac, 11.15am: Opened fire on earthworks to southward of Chunuk Bair http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Endymion2.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on October 26, 2015, 07:36:41 am
26 October 1915

HMS Endymion, Dedeagac, 8am: [supported] monitors & Ben-My-Chree while firing at Badoma railway junction http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Endymion2.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on October 27, 2015, 07:23:34 am
27 October 1915

HMS Grafton, Anzac, 2pm: Olive Grove guns fired 2 rounds close to ship; proceeded full speed http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Grafton.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on October 28, 2015, 08:49:16 am
28 October 1915

HMS Atalanta, Celtic Sea, 4am: Strong wind, high E swell, vessel rolling & lurching http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-33-HMS_Atalanta.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on October 29, 2015, 07:48:25 am
29 October 1915

HMS Patuca, Northern Patrol, 6.30pm: Thrown overboard condemned meat, 1452 lb http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Patuca.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on October 30, 2015, 09:18:06 am
30 October 1915

HMS Endymion, Anzac Cove, 6.10pm: Whaler proceeded ashore with Captain for General Birdwood http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Endymion2.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on October 31, 2015, 08:37:04 am
31 October 1915

HMS Ben-My-Chree, Kephalo, 4.02pm: Cleared lower deck to cheer Submarine H1 http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-04-HMS_Ben-my-Chree.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on November 01, 2015, 08:27:21 am
1 November 1915

HMS Trent, Durban, 8.15pm: T Paddock FM arrested by police for threatening to kill Chief Engineer http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-09-HMS_Trent.htm

Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on November 02, 2015, 07:54:59 am
2 November 1915

HMS Hannibal, Toulon to London, 11.45am: Proceeded in company with Terrible, Mars & Magnificent http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-01-HMS_Hannibal.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on November 03, 2015, 07:56:36 am
3 November 1915

HMS Armadale Castle, Possession Island, 3pm: Embarked passengers & baggage ex SS British Prince [aground] http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_ArmadaleCastle.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on November 04, 2015, 07:40:59 am
4 November 1915

HMS Teutonic, Northern Patrol, 6pm: Position by stars 58 46N, 17 02W, observed Aurora Borealis http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Teutonic.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on November 05, 2015, 07:37:12 am
5 November 1915

HMS Grafton, Chemen Tepe, 10.30am: Commenced firing on camp 38 P; aeroplane spotting http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Grafton.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on November 06, 2015, 07:34:52 am
6 November 1915

HMS Orama, New Zealand to Falklands, 12.10am: Observed ice in all directions; courses various to avoid same http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Orama.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on November 07, 2015, 08:50:55 am
7 November 1915

HMS Endymion, Anzac, 1.30pm: Prepared to bombard camp 69A9; postponed, weather unfavourable to aeroplane http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Endymion2.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: jil on November 07, 2015, 09:54:52 am
Remembering the men of HMS Albemarle (http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-01-HMS_Albemarle.htm) who died on 7th November 1915

2.27am: Ship struck by two heavy seas in quick succession wrecking fore bridge & chart house & shifting roof of conning tower; large quantities of water entered fore turret, mess decks & flats. Commander George Russell Nixon, Royal Navy, Able Seaman George Edward Bracey Stroud Off No. 221919 were lost overboard; Chief Petty Officer William James Aiken, Off No. 161866, was killed & three officers and sixteen men seriously injured by wreckage.

Also listed in the casualty lists but not mentioned in the log: Ordinary Seaman Arthur E. Arnold and Able Seaman David A. Naylor.

May they all rest in peace.
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on November 08, 2015, 09:06:47 am
8 November 1915

HMS Virginian, Liverpool
http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Virginian.htm
#WWI #RemembranceSunday
Lest we forget

9.22pm: Body reported in dock alongside;
              telephoned police & commenced grappling
9.45pm: Body found to be Gunner J Broome RMA;
              artificial respiration tried until 11.15pm: life extinct

[as tweeted]



Every Man Remembered (http://www.everymanremembered.org/profiles/soldier/395953/) (http://www.clker.com/cliparts/O/v/X/e/X/V/poppy-flower-md.png)
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on November 09, 2015, 07:45:29 am
9 November 1915

HMS Grafton, Anzac, 1.07pm: Firing at camp 69A9; aeroplane spotting http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Grafton.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on November 10, 2015, 08:11:38 am
10 November 1915

HMS Patuca, Northern Patrol, 11am: Cask rum number 97 4 pints short http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Patuca.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on November 11, 2015, 07:52:23 am
11 November 1915 (http://www.clker.com/cliparts/O/v/X/e/X/V/poppy-flower-md.png)

HMS Atalanta, off Bay of Biscay, 4pm: Strong gale, heavy head sea & swell, shipping water fore & aft http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-33-HMS_Atalanta.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on November 12, 2015, 07:52:35 am
12 November 1915

HMS Endymion, Anzac, 2.25pm: Opened fire on Bird Trenches, 25 rounds http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Endymion2.htm

HMS Atalanta, off Bay of Biscay, 5pm: Extreme roll: 50o port, 39o starboard http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-33-HMS_Atalanta.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on November 13, 2015, 07:40:01 am
13 November 1915

HMS Tenby Castle, Aberdeen to Longhope, 1.30am: Wind increased to gale with heavy sea; rolling heavily & shipping huge seas fore & aft http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-31-HMS_Tenby_Castle.htm

HMS Endymion, Anzac, 6pm: Opened fire on Battleship Hill trenches, 19 rounds http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Endymion2.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on November 14, 2015, 08:59:56 am
14 November 1915

HMS Ribble, Dardanelles, 9.50pm: Beagle & Basilisk arrived on patrol; proceeded for Kephalo http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-10-HMS_Ribble.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on November 15, 2015, 11:09:05 am
15 November 1915

HMS Arlanza, Yukanski, 5.30am: SS Polbain made flashing signal "Am ashore & making water" http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Arlanza.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on November 16, 2015, 08:06:35 am
16 November 1915

HMS Tenby Castle, from Longhope, 8am: Gale & heavy head sea; engineer reported stokehold bilges choked http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-31-HMS_Tenby_Castle.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on November 17, 2015, 07:59:51 am
17 November 1915

HMS Vindictive, Abrolhos Rocks, 5am: Brazilian training ship Benjamin Constant arrived http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Vindictive.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on November 18, 2015, 08:01:12 am
18 November 1915

HMS Hannibal, from Alexandria, 9.30pm: Passed suspicious vessel, stopped, lights off http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-01-HMS_Hannibal.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on November 19, 2015, 07:41:33 am
19 November 1915

HMS Endymion, Anzac, 4.45pm: Opened fire on Battleship Hill http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Endymion2.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on November 20, 2015, 07:59:20 am
20 November 1915

HMS Changuinola, Northern Patrol, 7am: Vessel pitching heavily & shipping seas forward http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Changuinola.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on November 21, 2015, 08:20:47 am
21 November 1915

HMS Usk, Kumkale, 3.20am: Fired four rounds at Kumkale forts http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-10-HMS_Usk.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on November 22, 2015, 08:37:56 am
22 November 1915

HMS Grafton, Gaba Tepe, 9.58am: Firing as requisite on Olive Grove batteries http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Grafton.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on November 23, 2015, 07:34:37 am
23 November 1915

HMS Tenby Castle, Norwegian Sea, Noon: Whole gale with fierce squalls of hurricane force, high cross seas; ship labouring heavily & shipping heavy seas fore & aft http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-31-HMS_Tenby_Castle.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: navalhistory on November 23, 2015, 12:27:05 pm
Caro,
Once again my thanks for continuing the WW1 updates.
Gordon

PRINCIPAL EVENTS, 1914-1918, HMSO, completely rearranged to provide military and political background to the war at sea. Revised at http://www.naval-history.net/WW1Book-World_War_1_Timeline_or_Chronology_1914-1915.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: navalhistory on November 23, 2015, 12:35:59 pm
HISTORY OF THE GREAT WAR, NAVAL OPERATIONS, 5 volumes by Corbett and Newbolt, with all in-volume maps, plus two map cases (rest in progress). Also added images. Now revised at http://www.naval-history.net/WW1Book-RN1a.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on November 24, 2015, 07:48:57 am
24 November 1915

HMS Usk, 6.30pm: Patrolling mid-way between Cape Helles & Yeni Shehr; 7.40pm: Fired 4 rounds at Kumkale http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-10-HMS_Usk.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: navalhistory on November 24, 2015, 11:31:34 am
HISTORY OF THE GREAT WAR, THE MERCHANT NAVY, 3 volumes by Sir Archibald Hurd, now revised at http://www.naval-history.net/WW1Book-MN1a-Merchant_Navy_in_WW1_Hurd.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on November 25, 2015, 08:16:23 am
25 November 1915

HMS Endymion, Anzac, 2pm: Opened fire on 56Q4 & 56W1; enemy returned fire http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Endymion2.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on November 26, 2015, 08:40:09 am
26 November 1915

HMS Hannibal, Mudros: Embarked 46 officers & 1111 men of various yeomanry, Worcester, Bucks, Berks, Dorset, Westminster etc http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-01-HMS_Hannibal.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on November 27, 2015, 07:52:40 am
27 November 1915

HMS Jupiter, Sheikh Abdullah, 11am: Sultan of Fadthli Tribes came on board http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-01-HMS_Jupiter.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: navalhistory on November 27, 2015, 09:46:05 am
LEADERSHIP AND ORGANISATION OF THE IMPERIAL GERMAN NAVY  1914-1918 at http://www.naval-history.net/XGW-GermanNavy1914-1918.htm. Includes all major commands, ship lists and the post-war disposal of the Fleet. Another valuable contribution by Dr Graham Watson, for which my thanks.
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: navalhistory on November 27, 2015, 10:27:57 am
NAVAL STAFF MONOGRAPHS, The 36 Official Admiralty Publications covering 1914 to c1917. A three part index plus links to the Official Histories and London Gazette Despatches is at http://www.naval-history.net/WW1NavyBritishAdmiraltyStaffMonographs.htm. My thanks to the Royal Australian Navy for making this valuable resource available
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: navalhistory on November 27, 2015, 08:37:34 pm
ROYAL & DOMINION NAVY CASUALTIES, 1914-c2008. The homepage has been redesigned to hopefully simplify navigation - at http://www.naval-history.net/xDKCas1003-Intro.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on November 28, 2015, 08:08:25 am
28 November 1915

HMS Endymion, Kephalo, pm: Ship became unmanageable due to inlet of port condenser being choked http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Endymion2.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on November 29, 2015, 09:35:03 am
29 November 1915

HMS Jessamine, Celtic Sea, 9.45pm: Spoke SS Etonian who had sent out SOS, having mistaken HMS Jessamine for enemy submarine http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-18-HMS_Jessamine.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on November 30, 2015, 07:32:21 am
30 November 1915

HMS Grafton, Gaba Tepe, 1.10pm: HMS Lord Nelson firing on Kilid Bahr; opened fire on Chemen Tepe guns http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Grafton.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on December 01, 2015, 07:47:59 am
1 December 1915

HMS Jed, Karaburun Peninsula, 9.25am: Refugees for Mitylene came aboard http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-10-HMS_Jed2.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on December 02, 2015, 07:38:32 am
2 December 1915

HMS Hyacinth, 6.30am: Hoisted white flag; 7.50am: Hove to off Dar es Salaam & communicated with enemy http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Hyacinth.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on December 03, 2015, 07:56:01 am
3 December 1915

HMS Carmania, Canary Islands, 4.30pm: Swung ship; inserted Flinders bar & adjusted compass http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Carmania.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on December 04, 2015, 07:47:13 am
4 December 1915

HMAS Una, Sandakan, 3.15 pm: HMAS Parramatta and HMAS Yarra arrived http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-18-HMAS_Una.htm

HMS Atalanta, Gibraltar, 11am: Hands employed varnishing deck house http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-33-HMS_Atalanta.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on December 05, 2015, 08:25:15 am
5 December 1915

HMS Grafton, Anzac, 4.30pm: Firing on Chunuk Bair & Battleship Hill http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Grafton.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on December 06, 2015, 08:28:45 am
6 December 1915

HMS Laurentic, Saugor Roads patrol, 9.55am: Took in tow Sampan MD2811 from Barisal for Sundabans, 30 days out, short of food http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Laurentic.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on December 07, 2015, 07:43:16 am
7 December 1915

HMS Grafton, Anzac, 3.50pm: Enemy guns firing on ship; proceeded to northward http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Grafton.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on December 08, 2015, 07:35:39 am
8 December 1915

HMS Orbita, mid North Atlantic, 9.10am: Funeral held for missing seaman Thomas Kiely RNR presumed drowned http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Orbita.htm

Every Man Remembered (http://www.everymanremembered.org/profiles/soldier/3042491/)
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on December 09, 2015, 07:52:28 am
9 December 1915

HMS Colne, Anzac, 10.35pm: Engaged enemy position; patrolling off left flank http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-10-HMS_Colne.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on December 10, 2015, 07:35:52 am
10 December 1915

HMS Arlanza, Yukanski, 9.30am: Russian divers cutting off ragged plating on bow by means of explosive http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Arlanza.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: navalhistory on December 10, 2015, 10:15:15 pm
ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS OF WORLD WAR 1 lists over 10,000 warships, auxiliary patrol vessels, and harbour and service vessels, grouped by name, by class, and by pendant numbers etc. I found the 15 online pages a bit difficult to navigate myself and the headings needed improving. I hope the data is now easier to explore, starting at http://www.naval-history.net/WW1NavyBritishShips-Dittmar1.htm. Most of the information is from "British Warships 1914-1919", published by Ian Allan in 1972. I would like to take this opportunity to express my admiration for all the research carried out by the two authors, F J Dittmar and J J Colledge.
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on December 11, 2015, 07:55:36 am
11 December 1915

HMS Teutonic, Norwegian Sea, 10pm: Observed aurora borealis http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Teutonic.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on December 12, 2015, 08:50:33 am
12 December 1915

HMS Lord Minto, English Channel, 7am: Took up sweep with Jaboo II to sweep  transport track & spiral sweep around Varne LV http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-31-HMS_Lord_Minto.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on December 13, 2015, 08:28:36 am
13 December 1915

HMS Tenby Castle, Norwegian Sea, 4pm: Thick snow squalls, heavy northerly swell & rough confused sea http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-31-HMS_Tenby_Castle.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on December 14, 2015, 07:51:44 am
14 December 1915

HMS Colne, Anzac patrol, 7.30pm: Engaged enemy's positions on Right Flank http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-10-HMS_Colne.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on December 15, 2015, 07:56:35 am
15 December 1915

HMS Odin, [Shatt al Arab] Light Vessel, 10am: Sheep gave birth to lamb http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-18-HMS_Odin.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: navalhistory on December 15, 2015, 08:22:37 pm
SHIPS OF THE ROYAL NAVY - LOCATION/ACTIVITY DATA 1914-1918. The ten part section has been revised with hopefully improved navigation and links design - at http://www.naval-history.net/WW1NavyBritishShips-Locations1LB.htm Includes a quick reference guide to British warship locations at approximately 6-monthly intervals
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on December 16, 2015, 07:44:30 am
16 December 1915

HMS Trent, Durban, 8.30am: Indian Bearer Company arrived alongside & embarked 117 men & 1 officer http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-09-HMS_Trent.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: navalhistory on December 16, 2015, 02:26:53 pm
Sinking of HMS Formidable - I have just come across a very gratifying internet comment - "Casualty and survivor lists courtesy of the incomparable naval-history.net?, to which many people have contributed, especially Don Kindell of  Ohio - he of the RN casualty lists, 1914-2008 and much more. The comment was in a most interesting site entitled Royal Navy Films at https://navalmatters.wordpress.com/2014/01/10/royal-navy-films-youtube-channel/ - a largish collection of videos and posts. Skimming through some of the archives, I came across the comment, There are still times when you wonder what you're doing, and it?s always good to get feedback like that.
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on December 17, 2015, 07:48:10 am
17 December 1915

HMS Grafton, Anzac, 2.55pm: Opened fire on Chemen Tepe guns to cover HMS Raglan http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Grafton.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on December 18, 2015, 07:26:57 am
18 December 1915

HMS Colne, Kephalo, 4.05pm: Weighed & proceeded, searching for enemy submarine http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-10-HMS_Colne.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on December 19, 2015, 08:24:20 am
19 December 1915

HMS Euryalus, Kephalo, 8.30pm: Heavy firing from direction of Gallipoli peninsula http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Euryalus.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on December 20, 2015, 09:02:25 am
20 December 1915

HMS Grafton, Anzac, 3.25am: Evacuation Anzac & Suvla completed http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Grafton.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on December 21, 2015, 07:44:37 am
21 December 1915

HMS Caronia, from Halifax NS, pm: Cautioned Mr A Tindall Asst Engr RNR for conduct on shore unbecoming to an officer & gentleman  http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Caronia.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on December 22, 2015, 07:42:30 am
22 December 1915

HMS Euryalus, Kephalo, 12.20pm: Received from HMS Welland 15 survivors from motor lighters [K36 & 44] http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Euryalus.htm

[HMS Welland: http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM%2053-68372/ADM%2053-68372-029_0.jpg]
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on December 23, 2015, 07:45:04 am
23 December 1915

HMS Colne, 1pm: Patrolling entrance to Dardanelles http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-10-HMS_Colne.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on December 24, 2015, 07:44:00 am
24 December 1915

HMS Carmania, Canary Islands, 8pm: Dispatched cutter with 1st Lieutenant to see if ship properly darkened http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Carmania.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on December 25, 2015, 07:53:31 am
25 December 1915

HMS Macedonia, Simon's Town, 9.15am: His Majesty's message read to ship's company http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Macedonia.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on December 26, 2015, 09:21:22 am
26 December 1915

HMS Jed, 2pm: Courses as requisite patrolling Gulf of Smyrna; in wireless touch with Mary Rose http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-10-HMS_Jed2.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on December 27, 2015, 08:21:30 am
27 December 1915

HMS Jessamine, Queenstown patrol, 8am: Fierce gale & high head sea; frequent squalls of hurricane force http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-18-HMS_Jessamine.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on December 28, 2015, 09:06:27 am
28 December 1915

HMS Usk, Mudros to Salonika, 3.15pm: Proceeded in company with HMS Ribble, HMS Hussar & and 4 troop carriers http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-10-HMS_Usk.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on December 29, 2015, 07:52:10 am
29 December 1915

HMS Arlanza, Yukanski, 9.30am: Whole weight of ship bearing on broadside of collier Sunningdale http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Arlanza.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on December 30, 2015, 07:45:19 am
30 December 1915

HMS Sapphire, Spezia, 1pm: Issued Trinidad, Grenada & St Lucia gift chocolate to ship's company http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Sapphire.htm

Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on December 31, 2015, 07:32:46 am
31 December 1915

HMS Arlanza, Yukanski, 1pm: Ice around ship remains solid http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Arlanza.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on January 01, 2016, 09:45:29 am
1 January 1916

HMS Minerva, Port Said, 6.15am: Hands employed scrubbing decks with sand http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Minerva.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on January 02, 2016, 09:00:14 am
2 January 1916

HMS Grafton, Cape Helles, 3.15pm: Firing as requisite at shore batteries http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Grafton.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: navalhistory on January 02, 2016, 08:59:39 pm
The centenary of World War 1 is in its third year - 1916 -  Jutland, Verdun, the Somme have yet to be fought. Jutland will lead to unrestricted U-boat warfare, and bring America into the war to contribute to Allied victory. Some of the great accomplishments of the Royal and Dominion Navies are covered by Naval-History.Net. In contrast the role of the US Navy is little known. Existing coverage of the USN in WW1 is now listed  on the homepage at www.naval-history.net
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on January 03, 2016, 09:44:21 am
3 January 1916

HMS Grafton, Cape Helles, 11.15am: Commander George Gipps RN, nationality English, killed in action http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Grafton.htm

Every Man Remembered (http://www.everymanremembered.org/profiles/soldier/3036276/)
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: navalhistory on January 03, 2016, 06:47:47 pm
US Navy in World War 1  - the USN in outline at http://www.naval-history.net/WW1Navy-US_Navy_WW1.htm has been expanded to include major warship classes and names, class images to show how the appearance of ship types developed. and links to casualty lists for those lost, including submarines. There are also links to ship deployments.
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on January 04, 2016, 07:29:30 am
4 January 1916

HMS Orotava, Northern Patrol, 2pm: Ship rolling 35 degrees port & starboard http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Orotava.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on January 05, 2016, 07:39:55 am
5 January 1916

HMS Raven II, Syrian coast, midnight: Strong wind, rough sea, overcast, rain squalls & lightning http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-04-HMS_Raven_II.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on January 06, 2016, 07:42:01 am
6 January 1916

HMS Grafton, Cape Helles, 4.15pm: Firing as requisite covering HMS Edgar http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Grafton.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on January 07, 2016, 07:52:38 am
7 January 1916

HMS Ark Royal, Salonika, 11.10am: Hostile aircraft sighted; guns crews stations http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-04-HMS_Ark_Royal.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on January 08, 2016, 08:58:45 am
8 January 1916

HMS Hibernia, from Kephalo, 1.10pm: Bombarded H & G areas with 9.2" and 6"; 4pm: Ceased fire http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-01-HMS_Hibernia.htm

HMS Usk, 4.02pm: Proceeded as required screening HMS Hibernia http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-10-HMS_Usk.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on January 09, 2016, 08:25:19 am
9 January 1916

HMS Odin, Basra, 9.30am: Captain presented Persian Gulf medals http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-18-HMS_Odin.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on January 10, 2016, 08:46:51 am
10 January 1916

HMS Arlanza, Yukanski, 12.20pm: Vasili Veliki brought 3 survivors of steamer Sappho, caught in ice http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Arlanza.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on January 11, 2016, 07:50:01 am
11 January 1916

HMS Usk, Cape Helles, 1.30am: Fired 11 rounds at W beach; 3.10am: HMS Kennet fired at V beach http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-10-HMS_Usk.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on January 12, 2016, 07:45:30 am
12 January 1916

HMS Grafton, Cape Helles, 11.16am: Firing as requisite on beaches; 11.55am: Opened fire on aerodrome http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Grafton.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on January 13, 2016, 07:43:02 am
13 January 1916

HMS Tenby Castle, Lerwick: Full gale from N with heavy squalls; vessel dragging with both anchors down http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-31-HMS_Tenby_Castle.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on January 14, 2016, 08:14:31 am
14 January 1916

HMS Jupiter, Suez Canal, am/pm: Worked hawsers & engines as requisite for passing ships http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-01-HMS_Jupiter.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on January 15, 2016, 07:49:45 am
15 January 1916

HMS Patuca, Northern Patrol, 2am: Heavy gale, hard squalls, heavy breaking sea http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Patuca.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on January 16, 2016, 08:34:16 am
16 January 1916

HMS Grafton, 8.35pm: Firing as requisite on Cape Helles http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Grafton.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on January 17, 2016, 08:43:52 am
17 January 1916

HMS Trent, Durban, 2.30pm: Troops embarking from 'Saxon'. Receiving stores and baggage http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-09-HMS_Trent.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: navalhistory on January 17, 2016, 10:01:04 pm
FRENCH NAVY IN WORLD WAR 1 - the existing outline is being expanded and two more added as an introduction to the role of the Marine Nationale. The latest is FRENCH ADMIRALS, 1914-1918 at http://www.naval-history.net/xGW-FrenchNavyWW1Admirals.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on January 18, 2016, 07:38:57 am
18 January 1916

HMS Carmania, Portsmouth, 10am: Embarked 368 ratings for passage to HMSs Glasgow, Marmora & Highflyer http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Carmania.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on January 19, 2016, 08:05:03 am
19 January 1916

HMS Tenby Castle, Lerwick, 2am: Armed guard for HMS Tenby Castle joined ship http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-31-HMS_Tenby_Castle.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on January 20, 2016, 07:46:23 am
20 January 1916

HMS Welland, Algiers, 9.30am: Fired at object like periscope; turned out to be broken boat of Yaku Maru http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-10-HMS_Welland.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on January 21, 2016, 07:44:15 am
21 January 1916

HMS Almanzora, Northern Patrol, 4pm: CPO's smoke room ports smashed in by seas http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Almanzora.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on January 22, 2016, 07:37:08 am
22 January 1916

HMS Grafton, Chai Aghizi, 1.58pm - 3.20pm: Firing as requisite on enemy positions http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Grafton.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on January 23, 2016, 09:11:19 am
23 January 1916

HMS Tenby Castle, Shetland, 4pm: Blowing full gale; very high sea; let go anchor in Cliff Sound http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-31-HMS_Tenby_Castle.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on January 24, 2016, 09:06:49 am
24 January 1916

HMS Albemarle, Yukanski to White Sea, 11.30am: Demolition party exploded charge ahead of ship http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-01-HMS_Albemarle.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on January 25, 2016, 07:26:18 am
25 January 1916

HMS Lama, Kamaran, 6.30pm: Launch Kamaran assisting in embarkation of 105th Carnatic Regiment http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-09-HMS_Lama.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: navalhistory on January 25, 2016, 04:00:49 pm
US Navy in WW1 - An illustrated summary of the official account of the BUREAU OF YARDS AND DOCKS, 1917-1918 - docks, camps, gun, ammo and armour production, building yards, sub bases etc. A tremendous undertaking in such a short time. I'd like to find a Royal Navy equivalent. See http://www.naval-history.net/xGW-UnitedStatesNavyWW1BuYdDk.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on January 26, 2016, 07:51:45 am
26 January 1916

HMS Raven II, Port Said, 4am: Whole gale, continuous heavy rain squalls, overcast http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-04-HMS_Raven_II.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on January 27, 2016, 07:30:33 am
27 January 1916

HMS Grafton, Dardanelles entrance, 4.05pm: Firing on enemy plane dropping bombs near ship http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Grafton.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on January 28, 2016, 07:47:53 am
28 January 1916

HMS Pyramus, Hengam Island, 7:55 am: Tug Elephanta with paddle steamer Hooker in tow anchored http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Pyramus.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on January 29, 2016, 07:46:56 am
29 January 1916

HMS Grafton, from Dardanelles entrance, 7.10am Firing on camp near Dawkins Point http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Grafton.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on January 30, 2016, 08:41:17 am
30 January 1916

HMS Arlanza, Yukanski, 1.30pm: Ice breaking on northwest edge of field http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Arlanza.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: navalhistory on January 30, 2016, 10:27:44 pm
World War 1 - FRENCH NAVY and MAJOR SHIPS LISTS in outline. This page has been revised and class images added to commemorate the contribution of the French Navy and the losses suffered, especially in the Dardanelles and the Mediterranean - at http://www.naval-history.net/WW1Navy-French_Navy_WW1.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on January 31, 2016, 10:06:53 am
31 January 1916

HMS Arlanza, Yukanski, 7.40am: Ice broke away from ship; ship swung head to wind
2pm: Ice bore heavily on cables; ice 18 inches to 2 feet thick http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Arlanza.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on February 01, 2016, 07:21:29 am
1 February 1916

HMS Endymion, Stavros, 10.20am: HMS Earl of Peterborough's firing postponed; too much wind for seaplane http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Endymion2.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on February 02, 2016, 08:00:46 am
2 February 1916

HMS Hannibal, Alexandria, 9.30am: Salome alongside with 29 survivors of  SS Belle of France http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-01-HMS_Hannibal.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on February 03, 2016, 08:01:04 am
3 February 1916

HMS Grafton, 2.20pm - 2.30pm: Firing on Cape Helles http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Grafton.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on February 04, 2016, 07:40:34 am
4 February 1916

HMS Welland, Haulbowline, 1.35pm: Shifted ship under sheer-legs http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-10-HMS_Welland.htm

http://www.mcjazz.f2s.com/HarbourSheerlegs.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on February 05, 2016, 07:36:40 am
5 February 1916

HMS St George, Mudros, 9.15am: 250 lbs fresh beef lost overboard off the harbour launch by accident http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_St_George.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: JamesAPrattIII on February 06, 2016, 02:52:37 am
I have some errata:

30 Jan 16 on the French Navy
Danton the wreck of the ship has been found some years ago.

Suffren: was torpedoed and sunk at 0856 position 39'10N 10'48W log of the U-52. Sea state wind NW force 5,with a heavy swell and partially overcast sky. This is about 50nm NW of Lisbon. other accounts list the sinking  position as 39'30N, 11'00W. The ship blew up and sank with no survivors. This is from an article in Warship 2010 on this ship.

2 feb 16: The ship SS Belle of France was sunk by the U21

Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on February 06, 2016, 08:33:41 am
6 February 1916

HMS Tenby Castle, noon: Full SWly gale & very heavy sea; ship labouring heavily http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-31-HMS_Tenby_Castle.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on February 07, 2016, 09:48:03 am
7 February 1916

HMS Usk, Khios Strait, 2.15pm: Fired 6 rounds 12-pounder 12 cwt at Cesme defences http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-10-HMS_Usk.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: navalhistory on February 07, 2016, 09:42:53 pm
"French Navy, Honneur, Patrie, Valeur, Discipline 1900-1922". A valuable introduction to the commanders, fleets and ships by Dr Graham Watson as part of a section dedicated to the French Navy's little known contribution at sea in the Great War - http://www.naval-history.net/xGW-FrenchNavy1914-1918.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on February 08, 2016, 07:43:56 am
8 February 1916

HMS Mersey, Zanzibar to Kisite, 2.40am: Heavy rain & considerable sea rising, weather becoming dirty http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-03-HMS_Mersey.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on February 09, 2016, 07:29:02 am
9 February 1916

HMS Severn, Wasin Island to Vanga, towards Tanga, 12.30pm: Anchored off Fungu Nyama http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-03-HMS_Severn.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on February 10, 2016, 07:33:36 am
10 February 1916

HMS Otranto, Sydney, 7am: Half of ship's company left ship for Katoomba http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Otranto.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on February 11, 2016, 08:11:52 am
11 February 1916

HMS Antrim, Scapa Flow, 4.35am: Weighed & proceeded out of harbour; 3rd Cruiser Squadron line ahead http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Antrim.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on February 12, 2016, 07:26:19 am
12 February 1916

HMS Mantua, Northern Patrol, 7pm: Ship pitching & rolling to high SW sea & swell, shipping water http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Mantua.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on February 13, 2016, 08:32:15 am
13 February 1916

HMS Columbella, Northern Patrol, 8.25am: Man overboard; departed this life AH Eaton, 59 38N 7 48W http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Columbella.htm

Every Man Remembered (http://www.everymanremembered.org/profiles/soldier/2865843/)
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on February 14, 2016, 08:36:33 am
14 February 1916

HMS Carnarvon, Bermuda, 10.30am: Hoisted flag of C-in-C Vice-Admiral Sir George Patey http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Carnarvon2.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on February 15, 2016, 07:30:48 am
15 February 1916

HMS Orcoma, Northern Patrol, 3.20pm: Received armed guard from HMS Hilary; supplied Hilary with 14 bags flour http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Orcoma.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on February 16, 2016, 07:47:44 am
16 February 1916

HMS Jessamine, Celtic Sea, 1am: Heavy sea struck vessel; forward gun broke adrift  http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-18-HMS_Jessamine.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on February 17, 2016, 07:42:06 am
17 February 1916

HMS Armadale Castle, Kilindini, 2pm: All troops [Cape Corps] disembarked http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_ArmadaleCastle.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on February 18, 2016, 07:37:21 am
18 February 1916

HMS Grafton, 4.50pm: As requisite to firing position; 5.00 - 5.15pm: Firing on Cape Helles http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Grafton.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on February 19, 2016, 07:46:47 am
19 February 1916

HMS Carnarvon, from Bermuda, 2.15pm: Repairing windows in bridge steering position broken by sea http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Carnarvon2.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on February 20, 2016, 08:34:25 am
20 February 1916

HMS Endymion, Stavros, 1.30pm: Diving party searching for HMS M.33 anchor http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Endymion2.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on February 21, 2016, 08:17:45 am
21 February 1916

HMS Fox, Jeddah to Hassani Is, 9.20am: Hoisted Russian ensign at main & fired 21 gun salute http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Fox2.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on February 22, 2016, 07:18:31 am
22 February 1916

HMS Sutlej, Santa Cruz, 5.15 pm: Observed cargo SS hoist German naval ensign; weighed & proceeded http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Sutlej.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on February 23, 2016, 07:33:28 am
23 February 1916

HMS Sutlej, Santa Cruz, 4.43pm: SS Westburn observed to sink at anchorage [scuttled by German prize crew] http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Sutlej.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on February 24, 2016, 07:22:10 am
24 February 1916

HMS Manica, Birkenhead, 5pm: Kite Balloon Section joined ship from Roehampton http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-04-HMS_Manica.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: navalhistory on February 24, 2016, 07:44:18 pm
Royal Navy in World War 1,  MEDALS, HONOURS and AWARDS by NAME with listed links to London Gazette editions now revised starting at http://www.naval-history.net/WW1NavyBritishLG-Royal_Navy_Medals-Index1.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on February 25, 2016, 09:03:37 am
25 February 1916

HMS Severn, Moa Bay, 10.38am: Opened fire with 4.7", 3 pdrs & all machine guns on fortified position on Ras Kilifi http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-03-HMS_Severn.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on February 26, 2016, 07:47:30 am
26 February 1916

HMS Andes, vicinity Horsvaer, Norway, 10.20pm: Brilliant Northern Lights http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Andes.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on February 27, 2016, 08:23:38 am
27 February 1916

HMS Lord Minto, Dover, 11am: Received orders to proceed to sea at once to try & save life from P&O liner http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-31-HMS_Lord_Minto.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: navalhistory on February 27, 2016, 11:10:08 pm
World War 1 - FROM TSAR TO COMMISSAR: RUSSIAN NAVAL ORGANISATION AND WARSHIPS 1914-1922 by Dr Graham Watson, excellent summary, images to be added - at http://www.naval-history.net/xGW-RussianNavy1914-1918.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on February 28, 2016, 09:00:35 am
28 February 1916

HMS Lord Minto, from Dover, 2.30pm: Took up sweep with Angelus; 5.15pm: Angelus struck mine http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-31-HMS_Lord_Minto.htm

http://www.everymanremembered.org/profiles/soldier/380471/
http://www.everymanremembered.org/profiles/soldier/2740520/
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on February 29, 2016, 07:41:29 am
29 February 1916

HMS Andes, Norwegian Sea, 10.26am: Enemy opened fire on Alcantara; 10.27am: Engaged with SMS Greif http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Andes.htm

Alcantara losses: 74
Greif losses: 280
RIP
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on March 01, 2016, 07:33:20 am
1 March 1916

HMS Wonganella, London, 8am: All cargo on board, hatches secured & crew preparing for sea http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-40-HMS_Wonganella.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on March 02, 2016, 08:04:44 am
2 February 1916

HMS Usk, St Nikolo Bay, 12.25pm: Embarked four refugees & proceeded as required to East Bay http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-10-HMS_Usk.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on March 03, 2016, 07:54:38 am
3 March 1916

HMS Endymion, Stavros, 11.15am: Opened fire on hostile aeroplane http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Endymion2.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on March 04, 2016, 07:43:10 am
4 March 1916

HMS Lord Minto, Folkestone Gate: 11.45am: Received orders to stop all traffic going through http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-31-HMS_Lord_Minto.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on March 05, 2016, 08:01:45 am
5 March 1916

HMS Wonganella, off Bay of Biscay 4am: Strong gale, high sea, ship continually flooded fore & aft http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-40-HMS_Wonganella.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on March 06, 2016, 08:33:32 am
6 March 1916

HMS Aphis, Port Said, 10.30am: Starboard watch 2nd inoculation for typhoid http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-11-HMS_Aphis.htm ?
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on March 07, 2016, 07:13:04 am
7 March 1916

HMS Mantis, Wadi, 10.30am: Registered on Turkish trenches with fore 6"; upper deck large ventilator blown overboard by gun blast; unable to recover, ship being exposed to shell fire and in action http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-11-HMS_Mantis.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on March 08, 2016, 07:26:26 am
8 March 1916

HMS Mantis, Wadi, 3.30pm: Received news, attack on Dujailah redoubt failed http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-11-HMS_Mantis.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: navalhistory on March 08, 2016, 10:43:44 am
Royal Navy technical developments, BATTLESHIPS, WARRIOR TO DREADNOUGHT, 1860-1905, an illustrated summary emphasising propulsion, armour and armament - at http://www.naval-history.net/WW0Navy-BritishShips-Development.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on March 09, 2016, 07:42:51 am
9 March 1916

HMS Lama, from Gizan, 11.09am: Received SOS signal from SS Orissa; proceeded at full speed http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-09-HMS_Lama.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on March 10, 2016, 08:48:52 am
10 March 1916

HMS Virginian, Birkenhead, 8am: Reprimanded Blackburn RNVR for conduct prejudicial to good order & naval discipline http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Virginian.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on March 11, 2016, 07:43:26 am
11 March 1916

HMS Manica, Celtic Sea, 1.25pm: Passed French ship, name unknown, received signal "Have you fear of submarines"; answer, "Give Scilly Islands wide berth" http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-04
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on March 12, 2016, 08:25:12 am
12 March 1916

HMS Lord Minto, Dover, 3pm: Took secret charts ashore; exchanged & received sailing orders
http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-31-HMS_Lord_Minto.htm 
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on March 13, 2016, 07:56:08 am
13 March 1916

HMS Manica, off Porto, 8am: Strong Westerly gale, heavy wind & rain squall, rough & confused sea
http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-04-HMS_Manica.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on March 14, 2016, 07:14:01 am
14 March 1916

HMS Manica, Portugal, midnight: Strong gale, violent squalls, high heavy seas; vessel pitching & rolling heavily
http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-04-HMS_Manica.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on March 15, 2016, 07:57:55 am
15 March 1916

HMS Ben-my-Chree, Suez, 3pm: Transferred 9 gallons, 6 pints rum to SS Trifles [probably Trifels] http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-04-HMS_Ben-my-Chree.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on March 16, 2016, 07:27:06 am
16 March 1916

HMS Northbrook (RIM), Aden, 8.14pm: Sultan of Lower Aulaki & escort disembarked http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-75-RIMS_Northbrook.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on March 17, 2016, 07:29:46 am
17 March 1916

HMS Wonganella, Gibraltar: St Patrick's day commences clear & cloudy; moorings carefully attended http://hwww.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-40-HMS_Wonganella.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on March 18, 2016, 08:02:57 am
18 March 1916

HMAS Una, Thursday Island to Sydney, 10.26am: Cape Bowling Green Lighthouse abeam; 1.01pm: Cape Upstart abeam
http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-18-HMAS_Una.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on March 19, 2016, 09:02:44 am
19 March 1916

HMS Severn, Mwambani Harbour, 8.55am: Observed firing from enemy on mainland on boats & landing party http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-03-HMS_Severn.htm

HMS Sapphire, Valona, 11.30pm: Hostile aeroplane passed overhead dropping bombs; manned aerial guns http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Sapphire.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on March 20, 2016, 09:24:11 am
20 March 1916

HMS Odin, Basra, 8.30am: Purnea passed down, collided with Salimi, smashed in port paddle box http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-18-HMS_Odin.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on March 21, 2016, 07:30:01 am
21 March 1916

HMS Albermarle, Kola Inlet, Murmansk, 11am: Secured stern to ice by boats anchors http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-01-HMS_Albemarle.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on March 22, 2016, 07:23:22 am
22 March 1916

HMS Hyacinth, Tanga, 5.30am: HMS Severn attacked & captured Ulengi Is, HMS Thistle covering the attack http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Hyacinth.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: JamesAPrattIII on March 22, 2016, 11:42:04 pm
19 March 1916 over Valona could be the Austrian Navy seaplanes L89 and L60 out on a bombing mission.
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on March 23, 2016, 07:50:17 am
23 March 1916

HMS Hyacinth, Dar es Salaam, 5.14pm: Hyacinth & Pioneer opened fire on Tabora ... Vengeance opened fire
http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Hyacinth.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on March 24, 2016, 08:09:22 am
24 March 1916

HMS Endymion, Stavros, 11.15am: Opened fire on hostile aircraft, 4 rounds http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Endymion2.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on March 25, 2016, 08:36:20 am
25 March 1916

HMS Gloucestershire, Northern Patrol, 1pm: Blowing hard gale with heavy short dangerous sea, fierce squalls http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Gloucestershire.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on March 26, 2016, 08:26:30 am
26 March 1916

HMS Lord Minto, Folkestone boom, 4pm: Destroyer reported enemy submarine in the vicinity http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-31-HMS_Lord_Minto.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on March 27, 2016, 08:51:10 am
27 March 1916

HMS Mantis, Wadi, 7am: Turkish aeroplane passed over & dropped 3 bombs; Maxims opened fire http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-11-HMS_Mantis.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on March 28, 2016, 09:08:30 am
28 March 1916

HMS Orama, Abrolhos Rocks, 8.15pm: Caulking on E deck near refrigerating room found to be smouldering http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Orama.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on March 29, 2016, 07:37:50 am
29 March 1916

HMS Arlanza, Yukanski, 1.30pm: Heavy NWly swell cracking ice; 6.45pm: Ice broke & ship swung to ebb tide
http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Arlanza.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on March 30, 2016, 07:58:46 am
30 March 1916

HMS Tenby Castle, Shetland, 6.15pm: Anchored in Levenwick Sound for stress of weather http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-31-HMS_Tenby_Castle.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on March 31, 2016, 07:58:07 am
31 March 1916

HMS Intrepid, Norwegian Sea, 2pm: Steered N6E at 9 knots to facilitate astronomical observations for position http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Intrepid.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on April 01, 2016, 08:10:06 am
1 April 1916

HMS Aphis, Port Said, 7.30am: Tarantula getting under weigh smashed side ladder & motor boat cradle http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-11-HMS_Aphis.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on April 02, 2016, 09:05:54 am
2 April 1916

HMS City of London, The Nore, 2.35pm: Alexandria alongside with chief gunner, postman, mails & books  http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_City_of_London.htm

HMS Orvieto, Sheerness: Heavy explosions heard from direction of Faversham at 1.25, 1.30, 1.45 & 2.00pm http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Orvieto.htm
See: http://www.roll-of-honour.com/Kent/FavershamExplosion.html
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on April 03, 2016, 08:15:18 am
3 April 1916

HMS Gloucestershire, Northern Patrol, 8pm: Moderate gale,  heavy short sea; ship straining heavily http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Gloucestershire.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on April 04, 2016, 07:52:17 am
4 April 1916

HMS Sapphire, Valona, 11.30am: Hostile aircraft sighted; manned anti-aircraft guns http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Sapphire.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on April 05, 2016, 07:58:54 am
5 April 1916

HMS Mantis, Wadi, 5.20am: Opened fire to co-operate with land batteries [Um el Hannah position] http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-11-HMS_Mantis.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on April 06, 2016, 07:56:38 am
6 April 1916

 HMS Severn, 11.45am: Observed flag of truce & signals flying from Dar-es-salaam signal station http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-03-HMS_Severn.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on April 07, 2016, 08:00:44 am
7 April 1916

HMS Mantis, Falahiya, 7am: Sammaiyat position attacked by Army; hands at gun quarters http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-11-HMS_Mantis.htm

HMS Gloucestershire, Northern Patrol 6.02pm: Seaman lost ... proceeding aloft when he fell overboard http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Gloucestershire.htm
Every Man Remembered (http://www.everymanremembered.org/profiles/soldier/2865528/)
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on April 08, 2016, 07:52:28 am
8 April 1916

HMS Mantis, Falahiyah, 8am: Shelled by enemy's battery; returned fire with force http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-11-HMS_Mantis.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on April 09, 2016, 08:46:11 am
9 April 1916

HMS Mantis, 7.40am: Anchored in Falahiyah bend & proceeded to locate & fire upon enemy's batteries http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-11-HMS_Mantis.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on April 10, 2016, 08:40:25 am
10 April 1916

HMS Donegal, Norway patrol, 9.53am: Duke of Albany sank 2 mines 60 58N 2 44E http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Donegal.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on April 11, 2016, 08:06:01 am
11 April 1916

HMS Hyacinth, Mgau Mwania 10.20am: Echo alongside; received dead & wounded http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Hyacinth.htm

Admiralty whaler Echo
http://www.everymanremembered.org/profiles/soldier/2866170/
http://www.everymanremembered.org/profiles/soldier/2867175/
http://www.everymanremembered.org/profiles/soldier/3039164/
HMS Hyacinth
http://www.everymanremembered.org/profiles/soldier/3038933/
http://www.everymanremembered.org/profiles/soldier/3039152/
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on April 12, 2016, 07:34:32 am
12 April 1916

HMS Grafton, near Kephalo, 4.35pm: Enemy gun opened fire on ship; 4.40pm: Shell hit ship http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Grafton.htm


http://www.everymanremembered.org/profiles/soldier/599865/
http://www.everymanremembered.org/profiles/soldier/600359/
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on April 13, 2016, 07:19:30 am
13 April 1916

HMS Amethyst, Gibraltar, 10pm: Ships, dockyard & town darkened for night mobilization http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Amethyst.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on April 14, 2016, 08:03:35 am
14 April 1916

HMS Lama, 11.37am: Ship grounded - N Hamar Island S72W http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-09-HMS_Lama.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on April 15, 2016, 07:44:30 am
15 April 1916

HMS Hyacinth, Mgau Mwania, 7.38am: Opened fire on Sudi; squadron [bombarded] shore positions http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Hyacinth.htm

HMS Lord Minto, Dover, 3.00pm: Smashed Highlander's small boat - men had plenty of warning in the boat http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-31-HMS_Lord_Minto.htm

Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on April 16, 2016, 08:20:59 am
16 April 1916

HMS Manica, Zanzibar, 3.30pm: Balloon party testing & practising working balloon http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-04-HMS_Manica.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on April 17, 2016, 09:15:28 am
17 April 1916

HMS Mantis, Falahiyah, 6.45am: Observed flash of enemy's battery & opened fire with fore 12 pounder http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-11-HMS_Mantis.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on April 18, 2016, 07:28:06 am
18 April 1916

HMS Arlanza, Kola Inlet, 2pm: Salvage party using explosives to cut damaged plates http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Arlanza.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on April 19, 2016, 07:57:41 am
19 April 1916

HMAS Una, Sydney, 9am: Painters went out on strike till 11am; 12.20pm: Painters went on strike again
http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-18-HMAS_Una.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on April 20, 2016, 01:51:26 pm
20 April 1916

HMS Usk, Long Island, Turkey, 8.15pm: Fired 28 rounds at Turkish defences at Mentessi http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-10-HMS_Usk.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on April 21, 2016, 08:08:06 am
21 April 1916

HMS Motagua, patrol from Swarbacks Minn, a.m.: Being Good Friday, Sunday routine http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Motagua.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on April 22, 2016, 07:39:06 am
22 April 1916

HMS Mantis, Falahiyah, 7am: Army attacked on left bank & took 3 lines of trenches http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-11-HMS_Mantis.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on April 23, 2016, 08:13:14 am
23 April 1916

HMS Tenby Castle, Busta Voe to Longhope, 12.45pm: Old Man of Hoy abeam http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-31-HMS_Tenby_Castle.htm


and for the forum only (ie not tweeted):

HMS St George, Saloniki, 7.30pm: Darkened ship; steam pinnace drew fires https://s3.amazonaws.com/oldweather/ADM53-61168/0013_1.jpg

St George needs an editor!
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on April 24, 2016, 09:24:33 am
24 April 1916

HMS Mantis, Falahiyah, 7.20pm: SS Julnar sailed for Kut [attempting to run blockade]
http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-11-HMS_Mantis.htm

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CgyxUl5VEAA4Lia.jpg:large)

@ThisDayInWWI

Apr 24 1916 Failed supply run involving British ship Julnar, loaded with 240 tns of supplies http://today-in-wwi.tumblr.com/post/143294807567/tigris-supply-ship-to-kut-fails
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on April 25, 2016, 07:49:58 am
25 April 1916

HMS Aphis, Port Said, 1.10pm: Hostile aircraft overhead, guns manned http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-11-HMS_Aphis.htm


Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on April 26, 2016, 07:36:51 am
26 April 1916

HMS Mantis, Falahiyeh, 6pm: British seaplane reported brought down, observer killed, pilot wounded http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-11-HMS_Mantis.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on April 27, 2016, 07:51:39 am
27 April 1916

HMS Mantis, Falahiyah, 6am: British aeroplane brought down ... crashed in British lines, observer wounded http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-11-HMS_Mantis.htm



A message from Gordon, regarding the Mantis post above:

What a great log - one of many. So proud of all that work and the results.
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on April 28, 2016, 07:46:55 am
28 April 1916

HMS Arlanza, Kola Inlet, 5.30pm: Supplied 3 small bbls lime juice to HMS Iphigenia http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Arlanza.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on April 29, 2016, 07:33:01 am
29 April 1916

HMS Carmania, St Vincent, 2pm: Received invalids & prisoners for transport to Gibraltar http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Carmania.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on April 30, 2016, 08:19:01 am
30 April 1916

HMS Mantis, Falahiyah, 2pm: Tug Shuab with 2 lighters of medical stores left for Kut http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-11-HMS_Mantis.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on May 01, 2016, 09:24:09 am
1 May 1916

HMS Grafton, Kephalo, 5.45am: Hostile airplane came over, dropped bombs in the sea; opened fire http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Grafton.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on May 02, 2016, 08:12:19 am
2 May 1916

HMS Severn, Kilwa Kivinje, 9.46am: Slow off Kilwa; opened fire at 4000 yards on Government House http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-03-HMS_Severn.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: JamesAPrattIII on May 02, 2016, 10:29:15 pm
HMS Mantis on 26 and 27 April 16 reports British aircraft being downed. This is from the book "The Sky Their Battlefield both were downed on 26 April:

Short 184 8044 2Lt CB Gasson WIA/POW & 2Lt AC Thoules KIA

Be2c 2Lt DAL Davidson WIA lands inside British lines

both aircraft were trying to supply the  cut off garrison of Kut when they were downed by Hpt (Cpt) Hans Schuz who became the top scorer on either side over "Mespot" in WW I
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on May 03, 2016, 07:54:27 am
3 May 1916

HMS King Alfred, Porto Grande, noon: Dressed ship; Portuguese ensign at the main http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_King_Alfred.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on May 04, 2016, 07:35:51 am
4 May 1916

HMS Liverpool, Brindisi, 3.25pm: Hostile aircraft (5) overhead; 3.27pm: Opened fire http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-06-HMS_Liverpool.htm

[See also HMS Sapphire (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM%2053-69731/ADM%2053-69731-005_0.jpg)]
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on May 05, 2016, 07:29:45 am
5 May 1916

HMS Exmouth, Mudros, 11.20pm: Observed gun fire WNW, apparently on shore http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-01-HMS_Exmouth.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on May 06, 2016, 07:13:33 am
6 May 1916

RFA Bacchus, approaching Malta, 1.30pm-3.30pm: Passing large quantities of wreckage http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-75-RFA_Bacchus.htm 
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Randi on May 07, 2016, 09:03:20 pm
7 May 1916

HMS Endymion, Mudros to Malta, noon: Submarine reported ahead by HMS Cyclamen; Cyclamen opened fire http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Endymion2.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Randi on May 08, 2016, 08:13:56 am
8 May 1916

HMS Ben-My-Chree, Port Said, 7.35am: Hostile aeroplane in sight; Lewis gun & rifle fire directed [at] it  http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-04-HMS_Ben-my-Chree.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Randi on May 09, 2016, 07:22:32 am
9 May 1916

HMS Philomel, Bombay, 6.30am: Ammunition lighters secured alongside; hands hoisting out torpedoes http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Philomel.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: JamesAPrattIII on May 10, 2016, 03:14:58 am
6 may 1916 the wreckage might be from the merchant ship City of Lucknow sunk by the U21 60 miles east of Malta on 30 April 1916.

8 may 1916 the aircraft shot at by the Ben-My-Chree is a Rumpler CI from FA 300. FA Flieger Abtelung Flying Unit. This unit did have a few run ins with the BMC.
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Randi on May 10, 2016, 07:13:02 am
10 May 1916

HMS Sapphire, Brindisi, 9.50am: Explosion onboard RN Brin; sent medical assistance http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Sapphire.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Randi on May 11, 2016, 02:09:12 pm
11 May 1916

HMS Astraea, Victoria, 9.45am: Fired a salute of 17 guns for governor of Nigeria http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Astraea.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Randi on May 12, 2016, 07:24:02 am
12 May 1916

HMS City of London, Simonstown to Port Louis, 8.45am: Man jumped overboard; picked up by seaboat http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_City_of_London.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Randi on May 13, 2016, 05:48:19 pm
13 May 1916

HMS Grafton, Kephalo, 12.20am: Hostile aircraft ... dropped bombs in sea; closed up AA guns crews http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Grafton.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Randi on May 14, 2016, 07:45:25 am
14 May 1916

HMS Northbrook (RIM), Bandar Las Khorai, 8.40am: Sultan of Las Khorai boarded http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-75-RIMS_Northbrook.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on May 15, 2016, 08:14:23 am
15 May 1916

HMS Manica, Zanzibar, 4pm: Seaplane hoisted out for trial flight; light breeze, fine & clear http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-04-HMS_Manica.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on May 16, 2016, 07:39:03 am
16 May 1916

HMS Mantis, from Amarah, noon: Temperature in boiler room reached 155oF http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-11-HMS_Mantis.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on May 17, 2016, 07:53:09 am
17 May 1916

HMS King Alfred, Porto Grande, a.m.: Held medical survey for squadron on board http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_King_Alfred.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on May 18, 2016, 07:26:40 am
18 May 1916

HMS Severn, Rukyira Bay, 12.30pm: Whalers & sea plane examining Kilwa Kisiwani & ports Pactolus & Nisus http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-03-HMS_Severn.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on May 19, 2016, 07:43:34 am
19 May 1916

HMS Grafton, Kephalo, 1.35am: Hostile airplane dropped bombs over Kephalo http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Grafton.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on May 20, 2016, 07:30:19 am
20 May 1916

HMS Manica, [Tanzania] 5.35am: Vessel aground; all hands ordered to double from one side of ship to other http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-04-HMS_Manica.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on May 21, 2016, 08:45:05 am
21 May 1916

HMS Tenby Castle, 2am: Dodging outside Swarbacks Minn in fog & rain, awaiting daylight & weather to clear http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-31-HMS_Tenby_Castle.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on May 22, 2016, 08:45:46 am
22 May 1916

HMS Grafton, Kephalo, 2.25am: Hostile airplane dropped bombs over Kephalo http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Grafton.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on May 23, 2016, 07:40:57 am
23 May 1916

HMS Ben-my-Chree, Jaffa to Port Said, 4.37am: Seaplane capsized; seaplane total loss; pilot & observer unhurt http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-04-HMS_Ben-my-Chree.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on May 24, 2016, 07:27:24 am
24 May 1916

HMS Laconia, Mombasa, 8.30am: Discharging troop baggage & ammunition; pm: Disembarked troops http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Laconia.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on May 25, 2016, 06:48:52 am
25 May 1916

HMS Orvieto, London, 11am: Paid off ship's company [ship to be converted from minelayer to AMC]  http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Orvieto.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on May 26, 2016, 07:37:01 am
26 May 1916

HMS Tenby Castle, from Busta Voe, 7pm: Vessel shipped heavy sea over fiddley, washing away hose & box http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-31


HMS Columbella, 8.30pm: Submarine attack Lat 60 52.5 N Long 2 21 W; expended HE, common & 3pdr shells http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Columbella.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on May 27, 2016, 07:37:31 am
27 May 1916

HMS Sirius, Simonstown, 9.15am: Fore-topmast & lower masthead broken by dockyard crane taking charge http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Sirius.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: navalhistory on May 27, 2016, 04:08:41 pm
With the centenary of the BATTLE OF JUTLAND only a few days away, you can find the official history account and all 30+ maps of the actions at http://www.naval-history.net/WW1Book-RN3b.htm. Best wishes, Gordon
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on May 28, 2016, 08:29:58 am
28 May 1916

HMS Armadale Castle, Kilindini, 8.30am: Discharging troops' baggage & stores; troops disembarking http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_ArmadaleCastle.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on May 29, 2016, 07:49:09 am
29 May 1916

HMS Thistle, [Tanzania], 7pm: Fired 3 rounds from B4 at light on shore;  8.40pm: Fired 1 round 12 pdr http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-19-HMS_Thistle.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on May 30, 2016, 09:12:12 am
30 May 1916

HMS Grafton, Port Iero, 9.15am: Heavy squall struck from SE --  hail, thunder, lightning continuing all forenoon http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Grafton.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on May 31, 2016, 07:37:50 am
31 May 1916

HMS Fearless, Battle of Jutland

12.05am: Took station ahead of 5th Battle Squadron
  2.14pm: 1st Light Cruiser Squadron reported 'enemy in sight'
  3.48pm: Battle Cruisers & 5th Battle Squadron opened fire [approximate BST]
  7.00pm: Battle Cruiser Squadron & 5th Battle Squadron joined Grand Fleet; Grand Fleet in action

http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-06-HMS_Fearless.htm

8,648 lives lost May 31/June 1. Lest we forget.
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on June 01, 2016, 07:56:46 am
1 June 1916

HMS Fearless, Battle of Jutland

 Midnight: Observed heavy firing on starboard beam & quarter at intervals from 12 to 2am.
  3.45am: Proceeded alongside Marlborough & embarked VA Sir C Burney and staff
  4.10am: Proceeded alongside Revenge; VA & staff disembarked
  4.40am: Parted company from 1st Battle Squadron [Fearless escorting damaged Marlborough to Queensferry]
  5.05am: Sighted Zeppelin & opened fire; rejoined Marlborough; Marlborough opened fire; Zeppelin withdrew
  5.27am: Zigzagged ahead of Marlborough at 14 kts
11.00am: Altered course as requisite to avoid submarine sighted
  3.00pm: Eight TBDs joined & took station as submarine screen on Marlborough; took station astern

http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-06-HMS_Fearless.htm



HMS Avoca, Port William, 10.40 am: Sir E Shackleton and Captain came aboard http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Avoca.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on June 02, 2016, 08:05:43 am
2 June 1916

HMS Grafton, Skala Nova, 4.52am-5.15am: Firing on Skala Nova barracks and Kusadasi fortifications http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Grafton.htm

HMS Empress, from Samos, 11.55am: Stopped; fired on by shore batteries http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-04-HMS_Empress.htm

Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on June 03, 2016, 08:10:07 am
3 June 1916

HMS Grafton, Bay of Eritra, 7.45am: M18 opened fire on [shore] batteries http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Grafton.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on June 04, 2016, 08:51:12 am
4 June 1916

HMS Talbot, off Mchinga Bay, 5.10pm: Rendezvous with HMS Thistle; received oranges from same http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Talbot.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on June 05, 2016, 09:04:35 am
5 June 1916

HMS Juno, 5pm: Bombarded and destroyed the towers of Karri village http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Juno.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on June 06, 2016, 07:59:02 am
6 June 1916

HMS Astraea, Sierra Leone, 6.22pm: Came to starboard anchor; found Sierra Leone in quarantine http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Astraea.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on June 07, 2016, 07:41:41 am
7 June 1916

HMS Devonshire, Sheerness to Scapa Flow, 12.25pm: Course & speed as req for proceeding N in war channel http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Devonshire.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on June 08, 2016, 07:11:12 am
8 June 1916

HMS Avoca, Punta Arenas to Vallenar Roads, 11pm: Ship rolling violently to heavy beam sea http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Avoca.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on June 09, 2016, 07:28:01 am
9 June 1916

HMAS Una, Thursday Island, 2pm: Mr Heath, passenger on SS Mataram, detained on suspicion of being a spy http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-18-HMAS_Una.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on June 10, 2016, 07:34:40 am
10 June 1916

HMS Severn, Okuza Island, 1.15pm: Supplied fresh water to lighthouse keepers http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-03-HMS_Severn.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on June 11, 2016, 08:43:34 am
11 June 1916

HMS Grafton, Thasos, 7.35pm: Hostile airplanes came over; opened fire http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Grafton.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on June 12, 2016, 10:14:19 am
12 June 1916

HMS Jed, Gulf of Smyrna, 2.40pm: M32 opened fire on Merminji battery http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-10-HMS_Jed3.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on June 13, 2016, 07:35:53 am
13 June 1916

HMS Northbrook, 5.50am: ... with HMS Ben-My-Chree; bomb attack carried out by seaplanes against enemy positions at Sheikh Syed http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-75-RIMS_Northbrook.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on June 14, 2016, 07:51:30 am
14 June 1916

HMS Devonshire, Scapa Flow, 6.30pm: HM The King reviewed fleet passing through lines in HMS Oak http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Devonshire.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on June 15, 2016, 08:00:20 am
15 June 1916

HMS Endymion, Malta, 10pm: Temp of cells 90o; prisoners transferred to casemate under sentry's charge http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Endymion2.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on June 16, 2016, 07:14:39 am
16 June 1916

HMS Hyacinth, 11am: Observed smoke still rising from Mgau Mwania [bombarded June 15] http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Hyacinth.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on June 17, 2016, 08:23:07 am
17 June 1916

HMS Trent, Tirene, 10.15am: Diver [cleared] condenser inlet, found choked with weed, shell & barnacles http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-09-HMS_Trent.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on June 18, 2016, 08:44:05 am
18 June 1916

HMS Welland, Sahib Island, 1.30pm: Fired 9 rounds at group of enemy horsemen http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-10-HMS_Welland.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on June 19, 2016, 09:56:04 am
19 June 1916

HMS Talbot, Tanga ship channel, 7.35am: Received native spy and boat [from HMW Echo] http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Talbot.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on June 20, 2016, 07:32:33 am
20 June 1916

HMS Proserpine, Mohammerah
12.55am: A Newson stoker departed this life from the effects of heat stroke
4.33pm: John McMillan leading stoker departed this life from the effects of heat stroke
http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Proserpine.htm

http://www.everymanremembered.org/profiles/soldier/631188/
http://www.everymanremembered.org/profiles/soldier/631035/
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on June 21, 2016, 09:14:17 am
21 June 1916

HMS Welland, 3pm: Courses as requisite searching Gulf of Khios for missing aeroplane http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-10-HMS_Welland.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on June 22, 2016, 08:10:50 am
22 June 1916

 HMS Laconia, ex Cape Town, 9am: Heavy SW swell, ship rolling max 15o; commenced filling anti-roll tank http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Laconia.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on June 23, 2016, 07:32:24 am
23 June 1916

HMS Juno, 3.10pm: Guns crews manned S3, S4 & S5; bombarded Aslu; destroyed fort & towers http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Juno.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on June 24, 2016, 07:30:04 am
24 June 1916

HMS Hyacinth, Shuka, 1.21am: Fired round of lyddite at light onshore; light extinguished http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Hyacinth.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: JamesAPrattIII on June 24, 2016, 06:53:41 pm
In Cross and Cockade magazine 46/2 there is an article on RN balloon ships including HMS Manica it has a few photos and artists drawing of the ship. It also points out the ship was not carrying a cargo of manure before she was converted to a balloon ship.

The US NHHC naval historical and heritage command has put its photo archives online at historynavy.mil

1 June 1916 the battleship Marlborough fired her main 13.5 inch guns and 3 inch AA guns at the German airship LZ 11. This airship was also shot at by the battleship Neptune and battlecruiser Indomitable the latter fired her 12 inch main battery at her. The 3rd Light Cruiser squadron and other ships also fired at the LZ 11 and all missed.
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on June 25, 2016, 08:06:29 am
25 June 1916

HMS Proserpine, Mohammerah: Number on sick list = 79 [115oF at 4pm] http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM%2053-56030/ADM%2053-56030-016_0.jpg
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on June 26, 2016, 08:43:46 am
26 June 1916

HMS Northbrook (RIM), Gizan, 6.15pm: Sent boats ashore to land Sayed Mustapha of the Idrissi http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-75-RIMS_Northbrook.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on June 27, 2016, 07:40:52 am
27 June 1916

HMS Talbot, Ulenge Island, 8.10am: Opened fire on trenches at Amboni; enemy snipers opened fire on ship http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Talbot.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: JamesAPrattIII on June 27, 2016, 05:57:45 pm
The Airship was the L11 not LZ11

5 June 1916 HMS Hampshire was in a force 9 gale when she hit a mine and sank. There were only 12 survivors.
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on June 28, 2016, 07:24:57 am
28 June 1916

HMS Proserpine, Mohammerah, 1.35pm: Edward James Dray, stoker, departed this life, heat stroke http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Proserpine.htm

http://www.everymanremembered.org/profiles/soldier/509755/
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on June 29, 2016, 07:51:06 am
29 June 1916

HMS Patuca, north of Iceland, 5.05pm: Avoiding ice in dense fog http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Patuca.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on June 30, 2016, 07:37:51 am
30 June 1916

HMS Proserpine, Mohammerah, 9.06pm: H West, Ordinary Seaman, departed this life, heat stroke http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Proserpine.htm

http://www.everymanremembered.org/profiles/soldier/631790/
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on July 01, 2016, 07:52:36 am
1 July 1916

HMS Hyacinth, Zanzibar to Kilindini, 6.45pm: Saw flashes & heard reports apparently of gun fire to S http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Hyacinth.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: navalhistory on July 01, 2016, 06:47:56 pm
Centenary of WW1 - An old project to correct and update the original BRITISH VESSELS LOST AT SEA, 1914-1918 has been revived. British merchant ships and fishing vessels, lost and damaged 1914-1916 can be found at http://www.naval-history.net/WW1NavyBritishShips-Locations10AttackedMNDate.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on July 02, 2016, 08:52:26 am
2 July 1916

HMS Sapphire, Brindisi, 11am: Issued quinine to ship's company http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Sapphire.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on July 03, 2016, 08:41:24 am
3 July 1916

HMS Patuca, Iceland, 11.28am: Boarded Danish schooner Apollo & supplied her with provisions http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Patuca.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on July 04, 2016, 07:38:43 am
4 July 1916

HMS Jed, Gulf of Smyrna, 10pm: M33 commenced shelling Long Island searchlight http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-10-HMS_Jed3.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on July 05, 2016, 07:54:04 am
5 July 1916

HMS Trent, Durban, 3pm: Embarking at intervals 19 officers, 622 details, 2nd & 3rd SAI & SAH http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-09-HMS_Trent.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on July 06, 2016, 07:50:39 am
6 July 1916

HMS Juno, Persian Gulf, 12.22pm: Reanchored; bombarded town of Shiwu http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Juno.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on July 07, 2016, 07:16:06 am
7 July 1916

HMS Ben-My-Chree, Port Said to Ruad Island, 4.40pm: Hands to anti aircraft stations; working seaplanes http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-04-HMS_Ben-my-Chree.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: navalhistory on July 07, 2016, 06:18:46 pm
Centenary of WW1 - Corrected and updated BRITISH VESSELS LOST AT SEA, 1914-1918  continues with 1917, the year unrestricted U-boat warfare began, bringing the USA into the war - http://www.naval-history.net/WW1NavyBritishShips-Locations10AttackedMNDate1917.htm - Gordon
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on July 08, 2016, 07:46:37 am
8 July 1916

HMS Talbot, Tanga, 3pm: Landed marines, small arms parties & maxims http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Talbot.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on July 09, 2016, 08:17:26 am
9 July 1916

HMS Manica, Zanzibar to Tanga, 8.28am: Balloon up; 9.50am: Balloon hauled down & housed http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-04-HMS_Manica.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on July 10, 2016, 09:02:33 am
10 July 1916

HMS Jed, Gulf of Smyrna, 7pm: Dava Burnu opened fire; ship 2 miles N30W of Iersis Island http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-10-HMS_Jed3.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on July 11, 2016, 07:42:22 am
11 July 1916

HMS Avoca, Fonseca Bay, 2am: Tanks opened to receive rain water http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Avoca.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on July 12, 2016, 07:28:54 am
12 July 1916

HMS Fox, Kunfida, 10.30pm: Fired 1 round of shrapnel 4.7" over town http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Fox2.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on July 13, 2016, 07:36:16 am
13 July 1916

HMS Manica, [Karange Island] 3.30pm: HMS Severn closed; opened fire on shore objects http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-04-HMS_Manica.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on July 14, 2016, 07:45:30 am
14 July 1916

HMS Jed, Gulf of Smyrna patrol, 10.10am: Steamed towards Mityleni to meet aeroplane reconnaissance http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-10-HMS_Jed3.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on July 15, 2016, 08:25:37 am
15 July 1916

HMS Virginian, Liverpool, 6.45am: 10 electricians, 50 boilermakers, 20 boys & 9 labourers on board from Harland & Wolff http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Virginian.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on July 16, 2016, 08:56:36 am
16 July 1916

HMS Severn, 7.35am: Anchored in Kwale Bay; hands erecting lighthouse on Ulenge Island http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-03-HMS_Severn.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on July 17, 2016, 08:19:18 am
17 July 1916

HMS Thistle, Kisimayu to Zanzibar, pm: Ship labouring heavily in high confused swell throughout http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-19-HMS_Thistle.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on July 18, 2016, 07:44:00 am
18 July 1916

HMS Devonshire, Norwegian Sea, 6pm: Position in line of lookouts spread N & S ahead of Battle Fleet http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Devonshire.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on July 19, 2016, 07:52:31 am
19 July 1916

HMS Ark Royal, Port Mudros, 4.50pm: Pilot & observer left in Seaplane 163 for submarine patrol http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-04-HMS_Ark_Royal.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on July 20, 2016, 07:46:48 am
20 July 1916

HMS Grafton, Stavros, 7.30am: Hostile airplane came over; opened fire with AA guns http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Grafton.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on July 21, 2016, 07:53:04 am
21 July 1916

HMS Mersey, 9.15am: Opened fire on steamer Feldmarschall at head of Dar-es-salaam Bay http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-03-HMS_Mersey.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on July 22, 2016, 07:36:01 am
22 July 1916

HMS Manica, Zanzibar, 3.56am: Water playing on fire [on tiller flat]; parties shifting petrol & ammunition http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-04-HMS_Manica.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on July 23, 2016, 08:09:41 am
23 July 1916

HMS Laurentic, Cape Town, 12.30am: Started to take in bullion http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Laurentic.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on July 24, 2016, 09:48:53 am
24 July 1916

HMS Ben-My-Chree, near Port Said, 10.28am: Attacked by hostile aircraft, 2 bombs dropped http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-04-HMS_Ben-my-Chree.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on July 25, 2016, 07:35:19 am
25 July 1916

HMS Orvieto, The Nore [Thames Estuary], 11pm: Heavy firing heard in north easterly direction http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Orvieto.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on July 26, 2016, 07:42:42 am
26 July 1916

HMS Suva, Kunfida, 11.43pm: HMS Lunka showed search light on town & fired 1 round over town http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-09-HMS_Suva.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on July 27, 2016, 07:41:30 am
27 July 1916

HMS Mersey, off Zanzibar, 8am: Aeroplane reports troops in village who fired on her http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-03-HMS_Mersey.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on July 28, 2016, 07:52:18 am
28 July 1916

HMS Suva, Kunfida, 8.30pm: Steam cutter proceeded to shore for Sheikh & guard http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-09-HMS_Suva.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on July 29, 2016, 07:45:52 am
29 July 1916

HMS Talbot, 7.10am: Anchored & opened fire on Bagamoyo http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Talbot.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: JamesAPrattIII on July 29, 2016, 08:25:54 pm
24 July 1916 the Ben My Chree was most likely bombed and missed by an aircraft of FA (Fleiger Abtelung)  300

naval-history.net in their update in BVLAS doesn't have anything new on the ships attack by aircraft here is some info:

1915

23 March Teal missed by seaplane 407 out of Zeebrugge

30 October Avocet missed by 3 seaplanes from Zeebrugge

1916
20 February Glenfoyle missed seaplane from Zeebrugge

3 August Galaway Castle possibly missed by the airship L31 which got lost and dropped its bombs in the sea.

1917
14 February Millicent Knight missed SF5 seaplane from Zeebrugge

1 May Gena sunk HB GW No 701 torpedo TorpedoStaffel II GW no 703 downed crew captured

14 June Kankatee sunk  Gotha WDII No 991 and Canto missed aircraft torpedo TorpedoStaffel II

9 July Ajarix, Haslingden,Battersea, Hartley all missed by TorpedoStaffel II aircraft, i aircraft of this unit downed another aircraft landed to pick up the survivors could not take off again and both crews were captured

19 September Storm sunk Gotha WDII No1213 TorpedoStaffel II

Note Torpedostaffel IIs operations ended do to unreliable aircraft and losses.

24 August (in Baltic) Penelope sunk Gleitboot 1 (Motor Torpedo Boat)

24/24 September Stockneal Damaged London KG (Kampfgeswader) 3

11 July Grovenor missed Dunkirk KG 1

I hope this is of some use or interest to naval-history.net. I may have more one day.

Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on July 30, 2016, 08:28:28 am
30 July 1916

HMAS Una, Arafura Sea, 8pm: Ship pitching to considerable head sea & taking water forward http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-18-HMAS_Una.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: JamesAPrattIII on July 30, 2016, 07:37:50 pm
some more for BVLAS

21 mar 15 Effland and Lestria attacked by aircraft FF29s nos 209 and 407 from Zeebrugge attacked a merchant ship this day. It could be they attacked different ships

14 Feb 1917 the Millicent Knight missed by Rumpler 6B1 No 890 and Sablatnig SF 5 No 968 from Zeebrugge

The seaplane unit was designated See I
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on July 31, 2016, 09:32:35 am
31 July 1916

HMS Suva, Kunfida, 1am: Searchlight shown on town & surroundings for 10 minutes every half hour throughout watch
http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-09-HMS_Suva.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on August 01, 2016, 08:26:29 am
1 August 1916

HMS Pelorus, Souda, 2.20 pm: Ordinary Seaman Heaton while painting on ship fell into the sea & drowned http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Pelorus.htm

http://www.everymanremembered.org/profiles/soldier/2866180/
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on August 02, 2016, 07:51:49 am
2 August 1916

HMS Suva, Kunfida, 3.30pm: Steam cutter & whaler left with 2 Maxim parties to take station close to shore http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-09-HMS_Suva.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on August 03, 2016, 07:51:03 am
3 August 1916

HMS Manica, Sadaani, 5.30pm: Hove up & approached shore firing continuously http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-04-HMS_Manica.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on August 04, 2016, 07:22:53 am
4 August 1916

HMS Mersey, Pangani, 5.45am: Embarked Captain Dickson, 5 officers, 75 scouts & 120 porters with baggage http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-03-HMS_Mersey.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on August 05, 2016, 07:53:27 am
5 August 1916

HMS Talbot, 9.30am: White flag at Dar-es-salaam; 10.15am: German boat came alongside to deliver letters http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Talbot.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on August 06, 2016, 08:44:27 am
6 August 1916

HMS Challenger, Dar es Salaam
http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Challenger.htm

6.50am: Seaplane ascended
7.10am: Talbot commenced firing
7.36am: Ditto ceased firing
7.38am: Challenger opened fire
8.03am: Ditto ceased firing
              Challenger firing from position N53E 8 cables from outer Makatumbe Light House
8.15am: Himalaya opened fire; all ships fired at railway station
8.51am: Enemy opened fire on Himalaya; all ships returned fire
9.11am to 9.15am: Challenger shelling East Ferry Point; Talbot shelling West Ferry Point
9.50am: All ships proceeded to seaward and closed Himalaya
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on August 07, 2016, 09:28:12 am
7 August 1916

HMS Topaze, Brindisi, 7am: Hands employed getting up ammunition, unshackling & preparing for sea http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Topaze.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on August 08, 2016, 08:15:32 am
8 August 1916

HMS Hannibal, Alexandria, 10.05am: Commander-in-Chief Egypt & E Indies station came aboard http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-01-HMS_Hannibal.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on August 09, 2016, 08:12:38 am
9 August 1916

HMS Almanzora, North Sea, 9.21pm - 10.30pm: Engaged in transferring 7 armed guards from Flagship http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Almanzora.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on August 10, 2016, 08:02:43 am
10 August 1916

HMS Northbrook (RIM), Gizan, 2pm: Held deck sports for ship's company http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-75-RIMS_Northbrook.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on August 11, 2016, 07:45:05 am
11 August 1916

HMS Suva, Kunfida, 11am: Steam cutter fitted with Maxim & with armed crew proceeded to Khor el Birk http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-09-HMS_Suva.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on August 12, 2016, 07:49:41 am
12 August 1916

HMS Ophir, Dakar, 9.30pm: Found ship had taken the ground aft http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Ophir.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on August 13, 2016, 08:01:41 am
13 August 1916

HMS Mersey, Zanzibar, 8.30am: Lt Ward RNVR (intelligence officer) joined ship with 6 native spies http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-03-HMS_Mersey.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on August 14, 2016, 08:28:41 am
14 August 1916

HMS Vengeance, Zanzibar, 5pm: Course as required for South Pass, HMSs Challenger & Manica in company http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-01-HMS_Vengeance.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on August 15, 2016, 08:04:12 am
15 August 1916

HMS Mersey, Bagamoyo
http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-03-HMS_Mersey.htm

  1.00am: HMS Severn proceeded in execution of previous orders
  3.30am: Weighed & proceeded to close shore; HMSs Vengeance, Challenger & Manica passed & anchored
  5.00am: Boats from ships with landing parties assembled alongside
  5.30am: Boats left for shore; weighed
  5.45am: Opened fire; enemy replied with 4.1 gun, pom-pom, Maxims & rifles
  5.55am: HMSs Vengeance & Challenger opened fire
  6.50am: Balloon & aeroplane went up
  7.15am: Landing party occupied Fort and Government House; reported capture of 11 prisoners and 4.1 Konigsberg gun; boats from fleet bringing off wounded & 5 German prisoners
11.00am: HMS Vengeance proceeded to sea to bury remains of Captain Thomas RMLI, killed in action

http://www.everymanremembered.org/profiles/soldier/2867418/

Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on August 16, 2016, 07:41:06 am
16 August 1916

HMS Manica, near Bagamoyo, 10am: Commenced haul down balloon; 10.50am: Enemy opened fire on Manica http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-04-HMS_Manica.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on August 17, 2016, 07:50:34 am
17 August 1916

HMS Endymion, Salonika, 5.28am: Lost blade from starboard propellor due to striking submerged object http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Endymion2.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on August 18, 2016, 07:39:08 am
18 August 1916

HMS Severn, Bagamoyo, 1.30pm: HMS Thistle arrived with part of the West Indian Regiment http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-03-HMS_Severn.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on August 19, 2016, 07:43:25 am
19 August 1916

HM TB.36, at sea from Leith, 4.45am: Proceeded to 10 mile line in company with TBs 32 & 27 http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-10-HM_TB_36.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on August 20, 2016, 09:01:51 am
20 August 1916

HMS Trent, Bagamoyo, 4.40pm: Received 130 ZAR troops & 2 two officers with baggage for passage http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-09-HMS_Trent.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on August 21, 2016, 09:41:48 am
21 August 1916

HMS Northbrook (RIM), Khor al Birk, 5.30pm: Held conference on board between Sheikh Hamoud, Sheikh Barsai, envoys of Sayed Idrissi, & Sheikh Arifan, envoy of Sharif of Mecca http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-75-RIMS_Northbrook.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on August 22, 2016, 07:53:49 am
22 August 1916

HMS Jed, Gulf of Smyrna, with M29, 5.05 pm: Monitor commenced firing ashore, by Dava Burnu http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-10-HMS_Jed3.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on August 23, 2016, 07:41:15 am
23 August 1916

HMS Challenger, Dar es Salaam, 3.36pm: Shelled gun position on Ras Rongoni http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Challenger.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on August 24, 2016, 07:51:00 am
24 August 1916

HMS Himalaya, off Lindi Bay, 7.35am: Urgent signals from seaplane; proceeded in seaplane's direction http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Himalaya.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on August 25, 2016, 07:48:44 am
25 August 1916

HMS Grafton, 10.17am: Opened fire on fort E of Kavala http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Grafton.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on August 26, 2016, 07:53:06 am
26 August 1916

HMS Talbot, Mikindani Harbour, 11.30am: Opened fire on Custom House; 11.55am: Ceased fire http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Talbot.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on August 27, 2016, 08:42:43 am
27 August 1916

HMS Challenger, Bagamoyo, 5pm: Received 32 marines from Vengeance (belonging to Talbot) http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Challenger.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on August 29, 2016, 08:45:08 am
29 August 1916

HMS Trent, Zanzibar, 7.15pm: Embarked 1 officer and 47 men RMA ex HMS Vengeance http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-09-HMS_Trent.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on August 30, 2016, 07:46:11 am
30 August 1916

HMS Hyacinth, Dar es Salaam, 11.05am: Opened fire on Upanga Creek & Ras Kankadya; no reply http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Hyacinth.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on August 31, 2016, 08:02:26 am
31 August 1916

HMS Vengeance, 7.40am: Opened fire on gun position near Kurasini; kite balloon & seaplane spotting http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-01-HMS_Vengeance.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on September 01, 2016, 07:33:47 am
1 September 1916

HMS Hyacinth, Dar es Salaam, 7.03am: Opened fire on Koenig which was blocking the harbour entrance http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Hyacinth.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on September 02, 2016, 07:48:08 am
2 September 1916

HMS Mersey, Konduchi, 9.10am: Communication from shore: "Occupied hill 600 & established wireless station" http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-03-HMS_Mersey.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on September 03, 2016, 08:42:28 am
3 September 1916

HMS Severn, 6.40am: Opened fire on enemy's defences in Msasani Bay; offshore squadron bombarding from Das es Salaam Bay http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-03-HMS_Severn.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on September 04, 2016, 08:09:42 am
4 September 1916

HMS Manica, Dar es Salaam, 4pm: Transports entered & anchored; colours hoisted ashore http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-04-HMS_Manica.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on September 05, 2016, 07:44:57 am
5 September 1916

HMS Isis, off Virginia, 7.30am: US battle squadron & destroyer flotilla proceeded out of harbour http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Isis.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on September 06, 2016, 07:49:56 am
6 September 1916

HMS Avoca, Sechura Bay, 10pm: Code index & cypher moved to decoding room http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Avoca.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on September 07, 2016, 07:45:28 am
7 September 1916

HMS Trent, 9.28am: Anchored off Kilwa Kivinje, lowered all boats; white flag hoisted on shore http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-09-HMS_Trent.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on September 08, 2016, 07:51:34 am
8 September 1916

HMS Manica, Rufiji River, 9am: Balloon up; 11.05am: Manica & Rinaldo opened fire on camp http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-04-HMS_Manica.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on September 09, 2016, 07:40:38 am
9 September 1916

HMS Trent, Kilwa Kivinje, pm: Embarked ZARs & MARs at intervals & 27 natives for court martial http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-09-HMS_Trent.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on September 10, 2016, 09:36:16 am
10 September 1916

HMS Albemarle, SW of Ireland, 1.55am: Observed submerging submarine on port bow ... endeavoured to ram http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-01-HMS_Albemarle.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on September 11, 2016, 08:59:15 am
11 September 1916

HMS Hyacinth, Dar es Salaam, 6am: Embarked 22 officers, 407 men of Loyal North Lancashire Regiment http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Hyacinth.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on September 12, 2016, 08:02:38 am
12 September 1916

HMS Mersey, Kilwa Kivinje, 3.30pm: HMSs Vengeance, Hyacinth, Talbot, Himalaya, Trent & SS Barjora left http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-03-HMS_Mersey.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on September 13, 2016, 07:54:18 am
13 September 1916

HMS Hyacinth, Mikindani

  7.10am: Himalaya launched seaplane; fleet anchored in bay
  7.30am: Manica sent up balloon
  7.50am: Lowered boats & disembarkation of troops commenced
11.00am: Union Jack hoisted on Residency flag staff

http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Hyacinth.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on September 14, 2016, 07:36:21 am
14 September 1916

HMS Amethyst, Abrolhos Rocks, 3pm: Boxing match on board HMS Macedonia http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Amethyst.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on September 15, 2016, 07:42:38 am
15 September 1916

HMS Antrim, off Rhode Island, 6.30pm: In 48 31N, 68 42W sighted on port beam an apparent submarine http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Antrim.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on September 16, 2016, 07:43:26 am
16 September 1916

HMS Hyacinth, Lindi, 9.43am: Boats came out with white flag; reported town evacuated 16 days previous http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Hyacinth.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: JamesAPrattIII on September 17, 2016, 03:01:24 am
errata for 11 Sept 16 on the Great war forum  the section sub-Saharan Africa they have a long post dealing with the Loyal North Lancashire regiment during the East Africa campaign. With more than a few pictures then and now.
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on September 17, 2016, 08:52:51 am
17 September 1916

HMS Cornwall, Singapore, 5pm: Recovered remains of Private Goddard RMLI [lost overboard] http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Cornwall.htm

http://www.everymanremembered.org/profiles/soldier/426828/
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on September 18, 2016, 08:51:15 am
18 September 1916

HMS Orotava, NW of Ireland, 7am: Maximum roll 35 degrees port and starboard http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Orotava.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on September 19, 2016, 07:47:24 am
19 September 1916

HMS Talbot, Lindi, pm: All boats away mine-sweeping in Lindi harbour http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Talbot.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on September 20, 2016, 07:37:43 am
20 September 1916

HMS Mersey, Rufiji Delta, 9.25am: Armed motor boats with Flag Cdr and NO left to examine Konigsberg http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-03-HMS_Mersey.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on September 21, 2016, 07:52:02 am
21 September 1916

HMS Grafton, Chai Aghizi, 5.20pm - 5.55pm: Firing as requisite on enemy positions http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Grafton.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on September 22, 2016, 07:45:40 am
22 September 1916

HMS Hyacinth, Zanzibar, 9.30am: Court of inquiry ... into the death of OS McDougall [lost overboard] http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Hyacinth.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on September 23, 2016, 07:45:06 am
23 September 1916

HMS Euryalus, Suez Canal, 2pm: Dressed mastheads with flags in honour of the Holy Carpet http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Euryalus.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on September 24, 2016, 08:52:32 am
24 September 1916

HMS Drake, Greenock (to Halifax NS), 9.30am: Tug Samson came alongside with bullion http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Drake.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on September 25, 2016, 08:50:43 am
25 September 1916

HMS Amazon, Portsmouth, 11.50pm: Zeppelin raid
http://www.portsmouth.co.uk/nostalgia/zeppelin-attack-1-4297697   
http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-10-HMS_Amazon.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on September 26, 2016, 07:42:16 am
26 September 1916

HMS Welland, from Moudros, 10am: Passed sweep wire to HMS Wear & proceeded to sweep http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-10-HMS_Welland.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on September 27, 2016, 07:41:34 am
27 September 1916

HMS Leviathan, Halifax NS to St John's NF, 2pm: Sounding to pick up edge of St Pierre Bank http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Leviathan.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on September 28, 2016, 07:58:12 am
28 September 1916

HMS Euryalus, Jeddah, 6.30am: Fired salute of 19 guns in honour of Holy Carpet, landed from Hardinge http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Euryalus.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on September 29, 2016, 08:12:54 am
29 September 1916

HMS Severn, Kilwa Kivinje, pm: Boats disembarking troops from HMAT Beltana, embarking sick & wounded & prisoners http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-03-HMS_Severn.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on September 30, 2016, 08:02:57 am
30 September 1916

HMS Grafton, Chai Aghizi, 3.20pm-4.35pm: Firing as requisite on enemy positions http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Grafton.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on October 01, 2016, 08:36:27 am
1 October 1916

HMS Amethyst, Abrolhos Rocks, 6.40pm: Proceeded to assistance of Uruguayan SS Neuquen standing into danger http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Amethyst.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on October 02, 2016, 09:26:00 am
2 October 1916

HMS Proserpine, Colombo, 8.30am: Ship's company rejoined from RN Camp, Diyatalawa, and Echelon Barracks http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Proserpine.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on October 03, 2016, 07:43:39 am
3 October 1916

HMS Grafton, Chai Aghizi, 4.30pm-5.20pm: Firing as requisite on enemy positions http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Grafton.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Maikel on October 04, 2016, 07:50:02 am
4 October 1916

HMS Isis, Bermuda, 8.30pm: Made preparations for landing armed party & machine guns to deal with possible rioting by the garrison regiment http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Isis.htm (http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Isis.htm)
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Maikel on October 05, 2016, 07:35:49 am
5 October 1916

HMS Grafton, Dedeagatch, 10.50am: Opened fire on hostile airplane; bombs dropped near ship http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Grafton.htm (http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Grafton.htm)
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Maikel on October 06, 2016, 08:00:35 am
6 October 1916

HMS Euryalus, Ismailia, 6am: Dutch submarine K1 sailed in tow of tug http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Euryalus.htm (http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Euryalus.htm)
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Maikel on October 07, 2016, 08:46:33 am
7 October 1916

HMS Hyacinth, Kilwa Kisiwani, 4.15pm: Marines and Maxim guns crews re-embarked from Mpara Hill http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Hyacinth.htm (http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Hyacinth.htm)
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Maikel on October 08, 2016, 07:31:36 am
8 October 1916

HMS Newcastle, Esquimalt, 8am: Whalers & steam cutter sent to search for missing torpedo [lost during practice] http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-06-HMS_Newcastle.htm (http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-06-HMS_Newcastle.htm)
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Maikel on October 09, 2016, 08:50:35 am
9 October 1916

HMS Mantis, Mohammerah, 1.30pm: Ship's company were inoculated for para typhoid  http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-11-HMS_Mantis.htm (http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-11-HMS_Mantis.htm)
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Maikel on October 10, 2016, 08:19:35 am
10 October 1916

HMS Una, Rabaul, 11.30am: Officers on board with ballot papers; ballot taken on compulsory service http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-18-HMAS_Una.htm (http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-18-HMAS_Una.htm)
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Maikel on October 11, 2016, 07:57:10 am
11 October 1916

HMAS Una, Rabaul to New Hebrides, 5pm: Hands scrub & wash clothes & dye them for landing party http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-18-HMAS_Una.htm (http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-18-HMAS_Una.htm)
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Maikel on October 12, 2016, 08:29:02 am
12 October 1916

HMS Laurentic, Halifax NS, 3pm: Wind & sea steadily increasing [force 10-12 from 4.30pm onwards] http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Laurentic.htm (http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Laurentic.htm)
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Maikel on October 13, 2016, 07:44:42 am
13 October 1916

HMS Leviathan, Halifax NS, am: Duke of Connaught, retiring Gov General of Canada, embarked 'Calgarian' http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Leviathan.htm (http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Leviathan.htm)
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Maikel on October 14, 2016, 07:58:44 am
14 October 1916

HMAS Una, Rabaul to New Hebrides, 5pm: Placed sentry on fresh water pump http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-18-HMAS_Una.htm (http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-18-HMAS_Una.htm)
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Maikel on October 15, 2016, 08:13:37 am
15 October 1916

HMS Odin, Basra, 5.55am: W Morrison, AB, age 19, fell from cutter's davits; body recovered 2 days later http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-18-HMS_Odin.htm (http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-18-HMS_Odin.htm)
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Maikel on October 16, 2016, 07:58:08 am
16 October 1916

HMS Northbrook (RIM), Rabigh, 2pm: Party making floating stage with 2 life boats lashed together http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-75-RIMS_Northbrook.htm (http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-75-RIMS_Northbrook.htm)
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Maikel on October 17, 2016, 08:07:55 am
17 October 1916

HMS Manica, Tirene, midnight: Mzee Bin Simbe reported dead; cause typho-malaria [committed to the deep] http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-04-HMS_Manica.htm (http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-04-HMS_Manica.htm)
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Maikel on October 18, 2016, 08:09:27 am
18 October 1916

HMS Grafton, Chai Aghizi, 3.15pm: Opened fire on enemy positions http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Grafton.htm (http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Grafton.htm)
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Maikel on October 19, 2016, 08:30:08 am
19 October 1916

HMS Northbrook (RIM), Rabigh, 8.22am: Ali Bey & staff embarked http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-75-RIMS_Northbrook.htm (http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-75-RIMS_Northbrook.htm)
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Maikel on October 20, 2016, 07:49:19 am
20 October 1916

HMS Fearless, Port Romanoff (Murmansk), 11pm:  Aurora Borealis very pronounced http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-06-HMS_Fearless.htm (http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-06-HMS_Fearless.htm)
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Maikel on October 21, 2016, 08:34:45 am
21 October 1916

HMS Patuca, Glasgow, 4.10am: Fire in port X bunker, hoses & men employed in subduing same http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Patuca.htm (http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Patuca.htm)
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Maikel on October 22, 2016, 08:06:57 am
22 October 1916

HMAS Una, Vila Harbour, 3.05 pm: Kersaint (French warship) arrived http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-18-HMAS_Una.htm (http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-18-HMAS_Una.htm)
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Maikel on October 23, 2016, 07:52:56 am
23 October 1916

HMS Avoca, from Mejillones, 3.30pm: Committed body of PO Greenham [cancer] to the deep 23 5.5S, 70 42W http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Avoca.htm (http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Avoca.htm)
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Maikel on October 24, 2016, 08:00:08 am
24 October 1916

HMS Vengeance, Bombay, 5pm: Condemned 3700 lbs beef owing to refrigerator breaking down http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-01-HMS_Vengeance.htm (http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-01-HMS_Vengeance.htm)
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Maikel on October 25, 2016, 08:00:25 am
25 October 1916

HMS Carnarvon, Montreal, 8.30am: 27 stoker ratings left to join Russian ice breaker on trials http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Carnarvon.htm (http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Carnarvon.htm)
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Maikel on October 26, 2016, 08:08:57 am
26 October 1916

HMS Grafton, from Chai Aghizi, 5.18pm: Opened fire on enemy transport http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Grafton.htm (http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Grafton.htm)
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Maikel on October 27, 2016, 07:55:38 am
27 October 1916

HMS Trent, Kilindini, 2.10 - 4pm: Embarking troops, 500 unfits, officers & ratings for passage http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-09-HMS_Trent.htm (http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-09-HMS_Trent.htm)
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Maikel on October 28, 2016, 08:07:42 am
28 October 1916

HMS Avenger, NW of Iceland, 10.38am: Periscope of submarine sighted about 2 miles; action stations http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Avenger.htm (http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Avenger.htm)
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Maikel on October 29, 2016, 07:51:38 am
29 October 1916

HMS Grafton, Chai Aghizi, 4.17pm: Opened fire on enemy positions, Picton, M18, 28, 32 also firing http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Grafton.htm (http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Grafton.htm)
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Maikel on October 30, 2016, 07:45:45 am
30 October 1916

HMS Dalhousie (RIM), noon: Drew 2500 rupees from Field Chest Treasury, Basrah http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-75-RIMS_Dalhousie.htm (http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-75-RIMS_Dalhousie.htm)
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Maikel on October 31, 2016, 07:41:27 am
31 October 1916

HMS Andes, W of Iceland, 7.40am: Ship rolling heavily; crockery & furniture broken http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Andes.htm (http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Andes.htm)
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Maikel on November 01, 2016, 07:39:31 am
1 November 1916

HMS Himalaya, Lindi, 6.30am: Supplied HMS Princess with margarine & small cheeses http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Himalaya.htm (http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Himalaya.htm)
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on November 03, 2016, 08:03:13 am
2 November 1916

HMS TB.36, Leith, 11am: Mustered rum & found correct http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-10-HM_TB_36.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on November 03, 2016, 08:04:36 am
3 November 1916

HMS Trent, Mozambique Channel 1.05pm: A Walters CT accused E Innes FM of striking him with a shovel http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-09-HMS_Trent.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on November 04, 2016, 07:43:23 am
4 November 1916

HMS Ebro, N Atlantic, 8.55am: Heavy sea struck vessel on starboard bow; damage to bow plates & scuttles http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Ebro.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on November 05, 2016, 10:01:18 am
5 November 1916

HMAS Una, Wala Island, 2.30pm: Expedition returned to beach; embarked same
http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/45393840# 
http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-18-HMAS_Una.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on November 06, 2016, 08:09:47 am
6 November 1916

HMS Himalaya, Zanzibar, 5.15pm: Received 30 cases bombs & 1 aeroplane propeller for Dar es Salaam http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Himalaya.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on November 07, 2016, 07:55:06 am
7 November 1916

HMS Orvieto, W of Scotland, 11pm: Vessel labouring & straining heavily [sea state 8] http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Orvieto.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on November 08, 2016, 07:44:46 am
8 November 1916

HMAS Una, 8am: Manoeuvred with Kersaint around Atchin Island; 8.05am: Kersaint bombarded http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-18-HMAS_Una.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on November 09, 2016, 08:30:50 am
9 November 1916

HMS Grafton, Chai Aghizi, 2pm: Opened fire on enemy positions http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Grafton.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on November 10, 2016, 07:44:39 am
10 November 1916

HMS Usk, 3.15pm: Proceeded out of Mudros to search for submarines off Strati http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-10-HMS_Usk.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on November 11, 2016, 08:01:35 am
11 November 1916

HMS Liverpool, Brindisi, 8am: Dressed ship in honour of HM the King of Italy's birthday http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-06-HMS_Liverpool.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on November 12, 2016, 08:22:47 am
12 November 1916

HMS Welland, Port Iero, 9.25am: Air raid by enemy aeroplane; dropped 2 bombs without success http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-10-HMS_Welland.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on November 13, 2016, 08:32:05 am
13 November 1916

HMS Trent, Simonstown, 9pm: E Cushion FM put in irons for night [under influence of drink] http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-09-HMS_Trent.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on November 14, 2016, 07:43:55 am
14 November 1916

HMS Laurentic, Halifax NS, 2pm: Hands employed sweeping & shovelling snow on board http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Laurentic.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on November 15, 2016, 07:58:19 am
15 November 1916

HMS Himalaya, Lindi, 2.30pm: Received from [HMS Rinaldo] onions & oranges; supplied her with meat http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Himalaya.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on November 16, 2016, 07:42:26 am
16 November 1916

HMS Intrepid, Yukanski, 10.38am: Russian SS Kursk entered, disabled, assisted by HM minesweeping trawlers http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Intrepid.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on November 17, 2016, 07:58:14 am
17 November 1916

HMS Jed, Mudros patrol, 9.45pm: Gun flashes observed towards Gadaro Light http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-10-HMS_Jed3.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: JamesAPrattIII on November 18, 2016, 12:22:17 am
16 nov 16 the SS Kursk was damaged by a mine laid by the U76 on 15 Nov 16.
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on November 18, 2016, 07:53:39 am
18 November 1916

HMS Grafton, Stavros, 7.13am: Hostile airplane came over; opened fire with AA guns http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Grafton.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on November 19, 2016, 08:58:12 am
19 November 1916

HMS Otway, NW of Outer Hebrides
pm: [Following attempted sinking of Norwegian SS Older previous day by German prize crew]
Placed on board SS Older master & crew, also 25 crew of Italian SS Lela [sunk], 8 crew of British ST Hatsuse [sunk]
1.13pm: SS Older proceeded to Stornaway with Armed Guard Sub Lieutenant Carter in charge
http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Otway.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on November 20, 2016, 09:46:59 am
20 November 1916

HMS Manica, Zanzibar
12.45am: Water boat alongside; 2.45am: Water boat left; 4.20am: Water boat alongside; 6am: Water boat left; 7.30am: Water boat alongside; 7.40am: Water boat alongside; 9am: Water boats left
http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-04-HMS_Manica.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on November 21, 2016, 07:55:32 am
21 November 1916

HMS Welland, 11.15am: Enemy battery on S shore of Sandarli Gulf fired 6-7 rounds at Welland: 1 over, remainder short http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-10-HMS_Welland.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on November 22, 2016, 08:07:13 am
22 November 1916

HMS Achilles, Olna Firth, 4pm: Hoisted flag of Rear Admiral [Heath] commanding 2nd Cruiser Squadron http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Achilles.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on November 23, 2016, 07:43:32 am
23 November 1916

HMS Amethyst, Vicosa Reef, 10.20am: Commander The Earl of Glasgow joined to take command of ship http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Amethyst.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on November 24, 2016, 07:47:37 am
24 November 1916

HMS Mersey, Kwale & Hatambura Islands

2.19pm: Opened fire on Kissidyu Village at maximum range, village being burnt by enemy who attacked post with strong force, causing garrison to retire to Kwale I.
2.30pm: Opened fire with all guns port side
3.14pm: Ceased fire
3.20pm: Anchored 1 mile off Kwale I
5.00pm: Seaplane went up to spot on enemy camp
5.30pm: Opened fire at 9,000 yds with after 6"
5.55pm: Ceased fire. Sea plane returned to HMS Manica
6.10pm: Weighed and proceeded
7.00pm: Anchored close to Manica off Hatambura I

http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-03-HMS_Mersey.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on November 25, 2016, 07:59:48 am
25 November 1916

HMS Otranto, Victoria BC Quarantine Station, 7am: Hands placed all clothes in fumigation trolleys http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Otranto.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: JamesAPrattIII on November 26, 2016, 02:53:04 am
19 Nov 16 Otway:
Italian Lela sunk 13 Nov 16 and ST (Steam Trawler) Hatuse sun 14 Nov 16 both by the U50. The SS Older was sunk on 2 Jan 17 by the U79
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: JamesAPrattIII on November 26, 2016, 02:54:56 am
27 oct 16 HMS Trent 500 unfit the British and South African troops in East Africa had a high sickness rate hence the transport of them to South Africa to recover.
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on November 26, 2016, 08:57:04 am
26 November 1916

HMS Welland, 2.30pm: Observed enemy aeroplane under monitors' fire flying from Scio towards Karaburun Peninsula http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-10-HMS_Welland.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on November 27, 2016, 10:07:46 am
27 November 1916

HMS Welland, Gulf of Smyrna, 8-9pm: 12 rounds fired from battery; shrapnel observed bursting N of Sahib Is http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-10-HMS_Welland.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on November 28, 2016, 07:51:32 am
28 November 1916

HMS Gloucestershire, Iceland, 1am: Strong wind, frequent heavy snow squalls, high sea & heavy swell http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Gloucestershire.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on November 29, 2016, 07:44:02 am
29 November 1916

HMS Pelorus, Suda, 11pm: Received 42 military officers on board from HMT Minnewaska [hit mine] http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Pelorus.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on November 30, 2016, 07:28:35 am
30 November 1916

HMS Himalaya, Kilindini, 1.10pm: Finished embarking troops; 1,429 troops aboard http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Himalaya.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on December 01, 2016, 07:59:53 am
1 December 1916

HMS Laurentic, Halifax - Liverpool, 9.30am: Commander John Mathias seriously injured by dislodged beam http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Laurentic.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on December 02, 2016, 08:16:06 am
2 December 1916

HMS Otranto, off Vancouver Island, 10.55pm: In violent squall ship swung into trough of sea http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Otranto.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on December 03, 2016, 09:20:28 am
3 December 1916

HMS Hannibal, Alexandria, 3.20am: HMS Asphodel entered harbour bringing in shipwrecked crew http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-01-HMS_Hannibal.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on December 04, 2016, 08:32:42 am
4 December 1916

HMS Mantis, Tigris River near Kut, 8.25am: Banked in firing position; 8.45am: Engaged enemy aircraft http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-11-HMS_Mantis.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on December 05, 2016, 08:01:56 am
5 December 1916

HMS Clio, Gizan, 8.10am: 1 sheikh, 3 servants & 9 soldiers arrived on board for passage to Aden http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-18-HMS_Clio.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on December 06, 2016, 07:53:48 am
6 December 1916

HMS Andes, Busta Voe patrol, 10.21am: Full ahead; supposed submarine astern http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Andes.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on December 07, 2016, 07:57:58 am
7 December 1916

HMS Vengeance, Malta to Port Said, 9.10am: Detached HMS Chelmer to [assist] SS Tanfield torpedoed 70o to NE http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-01-HMS_Vengeance.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on December 08, 2016, 08:01:42 am
8 December 1916

HMS Himalaya, Zanzibar, 7.45pm: Received 27 crates of mineral water for passage to HMS Talbot http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Himalaya.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on December 09, 2016, 08:19:59 am
9 December 1916

HMS Juno, Bushire, 2pm: Hockey & football teams landed http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Juno.htm


Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on December 10, 2016, 09:22:27 am
10 December 1916

HMS Himalaya, Mikindani, 7.19am: Entered channel; 7.25am: Ran aground sounding 3.5 fms http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Himalaya.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on December 11, 2016, 08:34:16 am
11 December 1916

HMS Endymion, Vromeri Skala, 1pm: Commenced landing troops; 7pm: All troops disembarked http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Endymion2.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on December 12, 2016, 08:05:10 am
12 December 1916

HMS Wonganella, near Pantelleria, 10.50am: Stopped to pick up life rafts etc 36 26N, 12 38E http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-40-HMS_Wonganella.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on December 13, 2016, 07:52:25 am
13 December 1916

HMS Mantis, Tigris River near Kut, 9am: Opened fire on enemy positions [intermittently until 4.45pm] http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-11-HMS_Mantis.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on December 14, 2016, 08:13:26 am
14 December 1916

HMS Victorian, Liverpool, 10.30am: 2 cases measles sent to hospital [15 cases in 3 days] http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Victorian.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on December 15, 2016, 07:55:14 am
15 December 1916

HMS Thistle, Durban, pm: Received from EK Green & Co, 4 cases whisky, 3 cases gin, 1 case Bass ale http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-19-HMS_Thistle.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on December 16, 2016, 08:06:09 am
16 December 1916

HMS Grafton, Chai Aghizi, 11.17am to 11.45am: Firing as requisite http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Grafton.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on December 17, 2016, 08:49:15 am
17 December 1916

HMS Endymion, Salonika, 1pm: Enemy aeroplane overhead; opened fire http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Endymion2.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on December 18, 2016, 08:25:34 am
18 December 1916

HMS Mantis, Tigris River, 9.25am: Cast off from bank & proceeded up river to engage enemy http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-11-HMS_Mantis.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on December 19, 2016, 07:40:46 am
19 December 1916

HMS Orvieto, NW of Outer Hebrides, 2.15 am: Intercepted Telefunken message strength 6 http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Orvieto.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on December 20, 2016, 07:58:45 am
20 December 1916

HMS Grafton, Chai Aghizi, 11.52am: Opened fire on enemy batteries http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Grafton.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on December 21, 2016, 07:53:57 am
21 December 1916

HMS Berwick, Florida Strait: Continuous torrential rain with heavy thunder & vivid lightning 8-12pm http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Berwick.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on December 22, 2016, 07:46:15 am
22 December 1916

HMS Mantis, Tigris River, 9.05am: Proceeded to bend of river to register on site of enemy 5.9" gun  http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-11-HMS_Mantis.htm



HMS Suva, Sherm Rabegh, 1.30am: Captain [TE] Lawrence left ship http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-09-HMS_Suva.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on December 23, 2016, 07:32:53 am
23 December 1916

HMS Endymion, Salonika, 2.45pm: HMS Adamant escorting submarine E12 arrived http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Endymion2.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on December 24, 2016, 09:33:25 am
24 December 1916

HMS Lama, Suez, 1.30pm: 130 Egyptian troops with baggage joined for passage to Rabegh http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-09-HMS_Lama.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on December 25, 2016, 09:18:44 am
25 December 1916

HMS Patuca, Glasgow, 8pm: LS Parish fell overboard while shifting gangway... apparently alright http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Patuca.htm

Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on December 26, 2016, 10:25:26 am
26 December 1916

HMS Lord Minto, Beachy Head, 11am: Got mine in sweep; slipped sweep; 12.10pm: Sank mine by gunfire http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-31-HMS_Lord_Minto.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on December 27, 2016, 09:14:21 am
27 December 1916

HMS Arlanza, 20 26N, 41 24W, 7.30am: Stopped & committed to the sea the body of the late PO 1/c Arthur Towner http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Arlanza.htm

Every Man Remembered (http://www.everymanremembered.org/profiles/soldier/3038845/)
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on December 28, 2016, 08:05:10 am
28 December 1916

HMS Laurentic, Liverpool, 2.06pm: Passed Bar Light Vessel [on her last voyage; sank 25 January] http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Laurentic.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on December 29, 2016, 07:58:23 am
29 December 1916

HMS Ribble, Barrow, 1.10am: Ship struck dock wall forward with stern [probably stem]; stern struck steam barge aft http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-10-HMS_Ribble.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on December 30, 2016, 08:01:39 am
30 December 1916

HMS Suva, Rabegh, 2.25pm: 3-pounder gun ... 80 rounds ammunition sent on shore to military http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-09-HMS_Suva.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on December 31, 2016, 09:12:17 am
31 December 1916

HMS Trent, Zanzibar, 3.55pm: HMS Severn came alongside, damaging port after gangway & her boat davits http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-09-HMS_Trent.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on January 01, 2017, 11:01:39 am
1 January 1917

HMS Lord Minto, English Channel, 3pm: Swept mine up 8 miles E of Owers LV; Macaw sank mine by gunfire http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-31-HMS_Lord_Minto.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on January 02, 2017, 09:28:24 am
2 January 1917

HMS Orama, 4.50pm: Private James Parker RMLI died as result of fall down hold, 2 27S, 28 38W http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Orama.htm

http://www.everymanremembered.org/profiles/soldier/3053381/
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on January 03, 2017, 08:10:31 am
3 January 1917

HMS Northbrook (RIM), Bombay [Mumbai], 5.14pm: HE the Governor of Bombay & staff embarked http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-75-RIMS_Northbrook.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on January 04, 2017, 07:50:38 am
4 January 1917

HMS Pelorus, Souda, 11.15am: Received 5 military officers & 6 mercantile ratings, survivors from Huntsend http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Pelorus.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on January 05, 2017, 07:48:16 am
5 January 1917

HMS Lama, Red Sea, 1.05pm: Anchored at Khor Kumh in 12 fathoms & sent away cutter to water troops http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-09-HMS_Lama.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on January 06, 2017, 08:18:41 am
6 January 1917

HMS Himalaya, Niororo Island, 7.10am: Seaplane left. Lt Moon pilot, Cdr Bridgeman observer [failed to return] http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Himalaya.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: JamesAPrattIII on January 07, 2017, 12:51:02 am
6 jan 17

HMS Himalaya, Niororo Island, 7.10am: Seaplane left. Lt Moon pilot, Cdr Bridgeman observer [failed to return] Fate: the seaplane was forced down do to engine trouble while trying to evade Cdr Bridgeman drowned and Lt Moon was taken prisoner. I believe this incident is mentioned in the book "Konigsberg Adventure.
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on January 07, 2017, 09:32:32 am
True, James. Kay also gives a detailed account in her edit of Himalaya's logs, above.


7 January 1917

HMS Odin, Basra, 11.20am: Proceeded down river. Hands cheer ship passing HMSs Proserpine & Dalhousie http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-18-HMS_Odin.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on January 08, 2017, 09:47:13 am
8 January 1917

HMS Trent, Zanzibar: HMS Severn bumping alongside (port), started rivets on her stbd side aft, causing leakage http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-09-HMS_Trent.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on January 09, 2017, 07:49:39 am
9 January 1917

HMS Mantis, Tigris River, Lat 32.6, Long 46.1: River rose 4ft 9" in 24 hours http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-11-HMS_Mantis.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on January 10, 2017, 07:43:36 am
10 January 1917

HMS Ribble, Bay of Biscay: Port waist gun platform, bandolier & 30 percussion tubes washed overboard during night http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-10-HMS_Ribble.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on January 11, 2017, 08:09:20 am
11 January 1917

HMS Juno, Chabahar, 11am: Received 31 rifles from military for repair; 2pm: Landed football party http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Juno.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on January 12, 2017, 07:44:19 am
12 January 1917

HMS Himalaya, Kilwa Kisiwani, 5pm: Supplied 4 cheeses to HMS Princess & embarked 2 ratings for Zanzibar http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Himalaya.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: JamesAPrattIII on January 13, 2017, 01:58:08 am
IN some of these posts they have aircraft and balloons spotting naval gunfire; for all those who want to know how it was done go to the great war forum http://1914-1918.invisionzone.com/forums/index.php (http://1914-1918.invisionzone.com/forums/index.php); go to the war in the air section and there is a post deciphering ranging in artillery report 2 squadron.
If you go to theaerodrome.com (http://theaerodrome.com) there is a section other WW I aviation were they have posts of daily RFC communiques from 100 years ago where the RFC is usually spotting for a siege battery equipped with 12, 9.2 or 8 inch guns. The communiques also mention if the weather is too bad for flying.

ww1ha.org (http://ww1ha.org) has a presentation Naval and Aviation aspects of the Gallipoli Campaign that helps show you why the Allies failed.

Add to this the site http://navyingallipoli.com/ (http://navyingallipoli.com/) some aspects from the Turkish side etc.


Links fixed.
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: JamesAPrattIII on January 13, 2017, 02:05:03 am
I would like to add why balloons and balloon ships were needed. A balloon observer had a field telephone and could talk and receive. A airplane could only send in morse code. A balloon could stay up all day and on a few cases all night. A airplane had to go back to base every 2 or 3 hours. Early seaplanes often could not take off if the weather was too rough or too calm. not a problem with a balloon. Add  to this a balloon observer could spend days looking at the same area and would notice any movement or if something had changed.
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Randi on January 13, 2017, 02:20:51 am
Interesting. Thank you.
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on January 13, 2017, 07:59:31 am
13 January 1917

HMS Welland, Dardanelles, 5.30pm: Sighted mine floating; fired 3 rounds common shell from foremost gun; mine disappeared http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-10-HMS_Welland2.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on January 14, 2017, 09:11:10 am
14 January 1917

HMS Fearless, Gutter Sound, Scapa Flow, 10.30am: Arthur Ledgard OS fell overboard & was drowned http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-06

http://www.everymanremembered.org/profiles/soldier/3041207/
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on January 15, 2017, 10:24:20 am
15 January 1917

HMS Amethyst, Bahia, Brazil, 4.26pm: Saluted country with  21 guns; Fort do Mar returned salute  http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Amethyst.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on January 16, 2017, 07:55:59 am
16 January 1917

HMS Dalhousie, Basrah, 7am: Held inventory of Royal Indian Marine crew?s rations & clothing; correct http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-75-RIMS_Dalhousie.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: JamesAPrattIII on January 17, 2017, 02:02:04 am
Glad to be of help Randi. The RFC also spotted for the RMA Royal marine Artillery that manned some 15 in howitzers in France. Common terms OK target ranged MOK mostly target ranged, Y 10 yards Z 25 yards. having a large caliber shell land this close or on you could ruin your day.
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on January 17, 2017, 07:49:29 am
17 January 1917

HMS Fearless, Scapa Flow, 8.37am: Weighed & proceeded as requisite for wireless experiments in Flow http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-06-HMS_Fearless.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on January 18, 2017, 07:53:38 am
18 January 1917

HMS Lord Minto, English Channel, noon: Mine in sweep exploded; 1.15pm: Mine in Highlander's sweep exploded http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-31-HMS_Lord_Minto.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on January 19, 2017, 08:33:14 am
19 January 1917

HMS Colne, Smyrna patrol, 7pm: Sighted enemy searchlight on Long Island http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-10-HMS_Colne.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on January 20, 2017, 09:53:26 am
20 January 1917

HMS Kent, Devonport, 9pm: Hoisted refrigerating machinery on board http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Kent.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on January 21, 2017, 09:04:24 am
21 January 1917

HMS Proserpine, Basra, 1.05am: Landed fire engine to assist in putting out fire at Al Ashar http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Proserpine.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on January 22, 2017, 10:19:14 am
22 January 1917

HMS Enterprise, Rabigh [grounded on shoal 21 Jan], 4.18pm: Towed off by HMS Dufferin (RIM) http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-18-HMS_Enterprise.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on January 23, 2017, 08:11:12 am
23 January 1917

HMS Suva, Sherm Za'am, 8.30am: Dispatched boats to HMS Hardinge to land Arabs http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-09-HMS_Suva.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on January 24, 2017, 07:57:44 am
24 January 1917

HMS Suva, Sharm Za'am, 3pm: Received signal that Turks had surrendered town of Sherm Wej http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-09-HMS_Suva.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on January 25, 2017, 08:09:52 am
25 January 1917

HMS Patuca, vicinity of Rockall, 11am: Maximum roll 35o [sea state 8] http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Patuca.htm



Remembering on this day HMS Laurentic, mined off Lough Swilly, Donegal, with the loss of 350+ lives http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Laurentic.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on January 26, 2017, 07:32:58 am
26 January 1917

HMAS Una, Cockatoo Island, Sydney: Anniversary Day public holiday http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-18-HMAS_Una.htm 
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on January 27, 2017, 07:47:59 am
27 January 1917

HMS Trent, Durban, 9am: Cdr Jones RN conducted an enquiry into the crew's grievances http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-09-HMS_Trent.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on January 28, 2017, 09:10:53 am
28 January 1917

HMS Mantis, Tigris River, 10.55am: Ceased fire [opened 9.45am]; flash plate blown overboard by blast of gun http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-11-HMS_Mantis.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on January 29, 2017, 09:12:22 am
29 January 1917

HMS Motagua, near Eshaness, 7.30am: Attacked by submarine; torpedo missed passing 30-50 yards to port http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Motagua.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on January 30, 2017, 08:10:21 am
30 January 1917

HMS Thistle, Tirene, 6.50am: Steering gear jammed at entrance to Barakuni Passage http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-19-HMS_Thistle.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on January 31, 2017, 08:38:44 am
31 January 1917

HMS Carnarvon, Bermuda, 9.30am: Breech-loading competition being carried on http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Carnarvon.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on February 01, 2017, 08:00:33 am
1 February 1917

HMS Duke of Edinburgh, Swarbacks Minn: Received 1270lb beef, 3360lb potatoes, 600lb onions, 321lb carrots http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Duke_of_Edinburgh2.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on February 02, 2017, 08:00:40 am
2 February 1917

HMS Mantis, Tigris River, 11.05am: Opened fire on enemy with 6"; 11.47am: Ceased fire http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-11-HMS_Mantis.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on February 03, 2017, 07:56:02 am
3 February 1917

HMS Northbrook, Jeddah, 12.30pm: Embarked 46 Turkish officers & civilians, 136 troops & 36 women & children http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-75-RIMS_Northbrook.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on February 04, 2017, 08:46:48 am
4 February 1917

HMS Changuinola, NW of Faroes, 5.55am: Shipped heavy sea forward; carried away port & starboard boarding boats http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Changuinola.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on February 05, 2017, 08:14:07 am
5 February 1917

HMS Odin, Berbera, 7.55am: Commissioner of Somaliland with wife & staff & 7 sheikhs taking passage http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-18-HMS_Odin.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on February 06, 2017, 07:52:59 am
6 February 1917

HMS Orotava, Freetown, 9am: 6" shell fired across bow from signal station; stopped & exchanged signals http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Orotava.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on February 07, 2017, 07:52:00 am
7 February 1917

HMS Amethyst, 8.30am: Course between Coroa Vermelha & Sebastiao Gomes Reef to run lines of soundings http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Amethyst.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on February 08, 2017, 07:46:13 am
8 February 1917

HMS Patuca, NE of Rockall, 3.28pm: Slowed down to secure projectiles on forecastle http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Patuca.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on February 09, 2017, 08:02:46 am
9 February 1917

HMS Perth, Perim, 9.45am: Lowered whaler to land; surgeon to give medical assistance http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-09-HMS_Perth.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on February 10, 2017, 08:32:24 am
10 February 1917

HMS Hilary, SW of St Kilda, noon: Observed spots near centre of sun [see Sunspots ahoy (https://blog.solarstormwatch.com/2012/06/13/sunspots-ahoy/)]
http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Hilary.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on February 11, 2017, 08:42:57 am
11 February 1917

HMS City of London, Colombo, 1pm: No work done on board this day being Sunday http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_City_of_London.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on February 12, 2017, 09:45:59 am
12 February 1917

RFA Bacchus, Water Carrier, Sharm Rabigh, 2.30am: Heavy rain squalls; pipe-line carried away http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-75-RFA_Bacchus.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on February 13, 2017, 07:43:25 am
13 February 1917

HMS Patia, Glasgow, 4.55pm: 1 railway wagon loaded with coal dropped from crane on boat deck http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Patia.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on February 14, 2017, 07:59:34 am
14 February 1917

HMS Roxburgh, Kingston, Jamaica, am: Landed swimming party; exercised bomb throwing from ship http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Roxburgh.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on February 15, 2017, 07:27:19 am
15 February 1917

HMS Lord Minto, 6.30am: Left Dover with paddle minesweeper Snowdon; swept to Calais & back http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-31-HMS_Lord_Minto.htm

(http://media.iwm.org.uk/ciim5/16/41/large_000000.jpg)

Paddle minesweepers Snowdon and Bourne
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on February 16, 2017, 07:56:00 am
16 February 1917

HMS Mersey, Rufiji Delta, 6.30am: Weighed & proceeded up river followed by Echo, Prattler & Bajune http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-03-HMS_Mersey.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on February 17, 2017, 07:59:16 am
17 February 1917

HMS City of London, Colombo, 1pm: Received signal to assist SS Worcestershire [Worcestershire sank 3.55pm] http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_City_of_London.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on February 18, 2017, 08:37:37 am
18 February 1917

HMS Changuinola, Glasgow, 10am: Gas reported in starboard side bunker; hatches opened for ventilation http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Changuinola.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on February 19, 2017, 08:08:08 am
19 February 1917

HMS Mantis, Tigris River near Kut, 10.50am: Opened fire on hostile aircraft http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-11-HMS_Mantis.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on February 20, 2017, 07:46:42 am
20 February 1917

HMAS Una, Moreton Bay to Samarai, 11pm: Cape Bowling Green Lighthouse abeam http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-18-HMAS_Una.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on February 21, 2017, 07:40:35 am
21 February 1917

HMS Gloucestershire, nr Cape Verde Is, 11.20am: Boarded Italian SS Wardha, Gibraltar to Buenos Aires, with marble http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Gloucestershire.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on February 22, 2017, 07:37:23 am
22 February 1917

HMS Achilles, Liverpool, 4pm: Read warrants 244, 245, 246, 247, 248, 249, 250, 251, 252, 253 & 254 http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Achilles.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on February 23, 2017, 07:36:33 am
23 February 1917

HMS Northbrook (RIM), 6.05pm: Opened fire with 4" at dhows off Saleef http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-75-RIMS_Northbrook.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on February 24, 2017, 07:46:23 am
24 February 1917

HMS Mantis, 9.25pm: Anchored at Kut al Amara; 10.45pm: Party landed to hoist Union Jack http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-11-HMS_Mantis.htm

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C5Yp0hnUoAAvcym.jpg:small)

Indian soldiers pose after the seizure of the city of Kut from the Ottomans #OnThisDay Feb 24 1917
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Tegwen on February 24, 2017, 01:47:24 pm
24 February 1917

HMS Mantis, 9.25pm: Anchored at Kut al Amara; 10.45pm: Party landed to hoist Union Jack http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-11-HMS_Mantis.htm

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C5Yp0hnUoAAvcym.jpg:small)

Indian soldiers pose after the seizure of the city of Kut from the Ottomans #OnThisDay Feb 24 1917

This was the retaking of Kut, almost a year after the humiliating surrender of the town to the Ottomans, by General Townshend & 13000 British & Indian troops. Unilke that surrender, the Turks managed an organised withdrawl from the town & surrounding defenses. The navy, including Mantis & a small cavalry force turned that withdrawal into a rout, which lead directly to the fall of Baghdad. HMS Mantis was in the forefront of that advance so her logs are interesting for the next few weeks.
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on February 25, 2017, 08:01:31 am
25 February 1917

HMS Mantis, Kut al Amara, 1.55pm: Fired 5 rounds at enemy retreating in open http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-11-HMS_Mantis.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on February 26, 2017, 08:22:27 am
26 February 1917

HMS Ark Royal, Port Mudros, from 3pm: Seaplane 8360 made 9 reconnaissance flights http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-04-HMS_Ark_Royal2.htm
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Post by: Caro on February 27, 2017, 08:06:17 am
27 February 1917

HMS Mantis, Aziziyah, 7.15am: Alongside Turkish steamer Basra; took off British & wounded Indian troops http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-11-HMS_Mantis.htm


See entries for 26 February: http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM_53-48255/ADM%2053-48255-155_1.jpg
http://www.everymanremembered.org/profiles/soldier/1659180/
http://www.everymanremembered.org/profiles/soldier/864151/
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on February 28, 2017, 08:05:54 am
28 February 1917

HMS Isis, Halifax NS, 3.35pm: Employed discharging cargo of gold http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Isis2.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on March 01, 2017, 07:54:30 am
1 March 1917

HMS Suva, Colombo, 5.30am: Officers & men for mine sweeping operations left ship http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-09-HMS_Suva.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: JamesAPrattIII on March 01, 2017, 08:47:02 pm
Some data to go with HMS Mantis from the book In the Clouds above Baghdad where this ship is mentioned

1 Feb 17 A German fighter flown by Gefr (PFC/ L/Cpl) Trifun Mileff was shot down and the pilot killed by a BE 2 crew Lt J Burns and Lt  L Beevor-Pott

18 Feb 17 A german fighter flown by Uffz (Cpl) Ernst Jopp was shot down and pilot killed by a Martinsyde G102 flown by Cpt H De Havilland
 both planes were from 30 Sqn RFC
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Post by: Caro on March 02, 2017, 07:56:18 am
2 March 1917

HMS Enterprise, Jinnabayat Is, 8am: Proceeded to investigate old channel W of Askar bank; conditions bad; no channel found http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-18-HMS_Enterprise.htm
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Post by: Caro on March 03, 2017, 08:00:37 am
3 March 1917

HMS Alsatian, nr Faroes, 12.30pm: [Vessel sighted] proved to be HM special service vessel King Lear http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Alsatian.htm
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Post by: Caro on March 04, 2017, 08:29:13 am
4 March 1917

HMS Perth, 2.50pm: Opened fire on loaded dhows off Ibn Abbas with port & after 47 guns http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-09-HMS_Perth.htm
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Post by: Caro on March 05, 2017, 08:34:00 am
5 March 1917

HMS Mantis, 11.10am: Anchored at head of Dawar ail Sharqi reach [Tigris River], abreast of advance cavalry http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-11-HMS_Mantis.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on March 06, 2017, 07:44:46 am
6 March 1917

HMS Ebro, SW of Faroe Islands, 4am: Weather moderating [wind force 8, state of the sea 7] http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Ebro.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on March 07, 2017, 07:16:08 am
7 March 1917

HMS Odin, Aden patrol, 5.45pm: Mine exploded in swept channel by sweepers http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-18-HMS_Odin.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on March 08, 2017, 07:49:43 am
8 March 1917

HMS Theseus, Suda Bay, 6.30pm: Transferring survivors from HMS Foresight to naval hospital & SS Huntsend http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Theseus.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on March 09, 2017, 07:41:51 am
9 March 1917

HMS Mantis, above Bawi, Tigris River: Heavy firing in direction of Dialah (http://1914-1918.invisionzone.com/forums/index.php?/topic/4019-dialah-river/) [River] during night watch http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-11-HMS_Mantis.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on March 10, 2017, 07:46:56 am
10 March 1917

HMS Hildebrand, NW of Ireland, 9.10am: Stopped; rescued survivors of SS Newstead [torpedoed Mar 3] http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Hildebrand.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on March 11, 2017, 08:30:30 am
11 March 1917

HMS Mantis, Baghdad, 3.50pm: SNO & armed party landed to hoist Union Jack at Citadel http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-11-HMS_Mantis.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: JamesAPrattIII on March 12, 2017, 03:35:40 am
According to the Official history of the great war The Campaign in Mesopotamia Volume III Page 241 it has the 1/5 Buffs (East Kent Regiment) first into Baghdad and hoists flag over the Citadel. This flag is in the Canterbury Cathedral. Looks like there was a dispute as to who got there first. This book does have the Mantis and the other gunboats helping to turn the Turks retreat into a rout. This book is online at hathitrust.org with the other 3 volumes on this campaign.

I believe I read somewhere after the British and Indian troops  captured Baghdad many of them sat down and ate local oranges. A real treat for them.
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on March 12, 2017, 08:12:59 am
Ah well, James. The log doesn't say that the SNO hoisted the flag. He landed with the intention.  :)



12 March 1917

HMS Lord Minto, Folkestone: Sabreur reported Dinas & Drusilla fired at a mine 50 55N, 1 19E at 2pm http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-31-HMS_Lord_Minto.htm 
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on March 13, 2017, 07:50:26 am
13 March 1917

HMS Wonganella, Gibraltar, 8pm: Wounded transferred to hospital boat [submarine attack 11 March] http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-40-HMS_Wonganella.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on March 14, 2017, 07:51:45 am
14 March 1917

HMS Amethyst, Rio de Janeiro, 9.50am: Saluted country 21 guns & Brazilian RA 13 guns; salutes returned gun for gun http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Amethyst.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on March 15, 2017, 08:17:37 am
15 March 1917

HMS Trent, Beira, 9.45am: HMS Manica alongside with troops; embarked 450 men & 2 officers http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-09-HMS_Trent.htm 
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on March 16, 2017, 07:26:18 am
16 March 1917

HMS Achilles, NE of Faroe Islands, 3.48pm: Engaged raider [SMS Leopard]; 4.33pm: Sank raider http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Achilles.htm

[Report: http://www.naval-history.net/WW1Battle1703Leopard.htm]
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on March 17, 2017, 07:49:53 am
17 March 1917

HMS Trent, Beira to Dar es Salaam, pm: Native recruit reported suffering from small pox, case isolated & disinfecting precautions taken http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-09-HMS_Trent.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on March 18, 2017, 08:15:26 am
18 March 1917

HMS Motagua, Busta Voe, am: Diving party surveying underwater damage to hull [struck mine 16 March] http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Motagua.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: JamesAPrattIII on March 18, 2017, 10:44:27 pm
the mine was laid by the U80 form u-boat.net
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on March 19, 2017, 08:28:26 am
19 March 1917

HMS Orcoma, W of Canary Islands, 5pm: 4 x 6" BL charges thrown overboard, wet, damaged case http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Orcoma.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on March 20, 2017, 07:41:47 am
20 March 1917

HMS Sapper, Caen Roads to St Helen's, Isle of Wight, 11am: Heavy snow squall http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-31-HMS_Sapper.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on March 21, 2017, 08:11:16 am
21 March 1917

HMS Trent, Dar es Salaam: Senior Medical Officer inspected suspected smallpox case & granted pratique http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-09-HMS_Trent.htm



Remembering on this day, four armed guards from HMS Ebro, killed in the sinking off Fair Isle of Norwegian barque, Najade.
http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Ebro.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on March 22, 2017, 07:24:05 am
22 March 1917

HMS Motagua, Busta Voe, 3am: Work on bulkheads & ballast continued throughout [struck mine 16 Mar] http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Motagua.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on March 23, 2017, 08:34:18 am
23 March 1917

HMS Patia, River Clyde, 9.20pm: Steward fell overboard between ship & dock wall; conveyed to sick bay http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Patia.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on March 24, 2017, 07:59:43 am
24 March 1917

HMS Northbrook (RIM), Rabigh, 3pm: Hands employed rigging 2 lifeboats as platform for horses http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-75-RIMS_Northbrook.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on March 25, 2017, 08:03:08 am
25 March 1917

HMS Lord Minto, Beachy Head
3pm: Barle and Loroone swept up a moored mine 2 miles S from Beachy Head;
fired 5 rounds out of 12-pounder at mine & sank it
Steamed to Royal Sovereign Light Vessel & connected up with War Wing
Swept up 3 moored mines; fired 9 rounds at them, sank 2; Barle sank the other
http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-31-HMS_Lord_Minto.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on March 26, 2017, 08:39:37 am
26 March 1917

HMS Odin, Aden patrol
10.30am: Proceeded round Aden peninsula in search of escaped German prisoners
12.45pm: Stopped. Picked up two Germans: one Petty Officer, one Leading Seaman, in small white dinghy
http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-18-HMS_Odin.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on March 27, 2017, 09:32:15 am
27 March 1917

HMS Liverpool, Brindisi to Port Said, 1.05pm: Proceeded with escorting destroyers Schiaffino & Animoso http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-06
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on March 28, 2017, 09:00:50 am
28 March 1917

HMS Iphigenia, Norwegian Sea, 6.45am: Passed submerged derelict, 2 masts showing, 70 50N 12 42E http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Iphigenia.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on March 29, 2017, 08:33:13 am
29 March 1917

HMS Himalaya, Beira, 11am: [Embarked] 633 troops, 44 officers & 11 civilians http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Himalaya.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on March 30, 2017, 08:50:35 am
30 March 1917

HMS Sapper, English Channel
12.30am: Observed three rounds fired from steamship.
Approached distressed vessel and found her to be collier Somme of 2nd group.
She had been attacked & was sinking & had lost all her boats.
Lowered boat & rescued master & 15 of crew, five missing.
Searched vicinity without success.
http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-31-HMS_Sapper.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on March 31, 2017, 08:54:44 am
31 March 1917

HMS Avoca, Prince Rupert, 5.40pm: Telephone installed in ship http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Avoca.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on April 01, 2017, 08:21:36 am
1 April 1917

HMS Gloucestershire, Icelandic waters
The BANNS OF MARRIAGE were published for the third time at Morning Service
today the 1st of April 1917, between Alfred William Bartlett, Batchelor [sic],
of HMS Gloucestershire and Florence May Clarey, Spinster, of the Parish of
St. John's Woolwich.
NS Stanley, Acting Captain
http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Gloucestershire.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on April 02, 2017, 09:35:10 am
2 April 1917

HMS Northbrook (RIM), off Aden, 12.30pm: Observed ship standing into danger; hoisted signal & fired guns http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-75-RIMS_Northbrook.htm

Meanwhile, in Burmuda ...
HMS Roxburgh, 7.15pm: Small fire due to cinema film catching fire extinguished by watch, slight damage to ship property http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Roxburgh.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on April 03, 2017, 07:59:09 am
3 April 1917

HMS Gloucestershire, 8.45am: Abandoned ice investigation [E of North Cape, Iceland] owing to snow http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Gloucestershire.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on April 04, 2017, 08:42:45 am
4 April 1917

HMS Lama, Jeddah, noon: Discharged Arab passengers, Indian troops & specie to shore http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-09-HMS_Lama.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on April 05, 2017, 08:18:31 am
5 April 1917

HMS Virginian, Liverpool, 8.30pm: Steward Lyode apprehended for smuggling http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Virginian.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on April 06, 2017, 07:46:59 am
6 April 1917

HMS Exmouth, Mumbai to Colombo, 8pm: Man overboard. Stopped engines; man saved http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-01-HMS_Exmouth.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on April 07, 2017, 07:51:58 am
7 April 1917

HMS Ebro, NW Iceland, 1.20pm: Securing ammunition etc; wind & sea rising rapidly [later sea state 9, wind force 10] http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Ebro.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on April 08, 2017, 08:27:30 am
8 April 1917

HMS Gloucestershire, S of Iceland, 1pm: Fall of thick black snow apparently due to volcanic dust http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Gloucestershire.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on April 09, 2017, 09:39:08 am
9 April 1917

HMS Odin, Aden, 3.15pm: Envoy of Sharif of Mecca came on board with retinue for passage to Perim http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-18-HMS_Odin.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on April 10, 2017, 07:56:14 am
10 April 1917

HMS Avoca, Prince Rupert to Esquimalt, 1am: Frequent rain & hail squalls of hurricane force http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Avoca.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on April 11, 2017, 08:16:38 am
11 April 1917

HMS Calgarian, Liverpool, 10am: 15 casks of rum placed in spirit room & key returned http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Calgarian.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on April 12, 2017, 08:05:31 am
12 April 1917

HMS Antrim, Halifax to Liverpool, 1.15am: SS Carpathia collided with & sank schooner Doris V Myra [crew rescued] http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Antrim.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on April 13, 2017, 08:01:40 am
13 April 1917

HMS Clio, Aden, 11.50am: Sent 19 shipwrecked Somalis to shore http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-18-HMS_Clio.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on April 14, 2017, 07:59:32 am
14 April 1917

HMS Lord Minto, English Channel: 50 42N, 0 28E, swept up moored enemy mine; sank by gunfire http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-31-HMS_Lord_Minto.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on April 15, 2017, 08:36:36 am
15 April 1917

HMS Severn: Ship's company on passage from Durban to Zanzibar in HMFM Trent [Severn in tow]  http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-03-HMS_Severn.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on April 16, 2017, 09:42:19 am
16 April 1917

HMS Odin, Perim patrol, 10pm: Bright light observed ... big fire on mainland (French Somaliland)  http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-18-HMS_Odin.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on April 17, 2017, 09:43:42 am
17 April 1917

HMS Duke of Edinburgh, near Tory Island, 3.19am: Observed track of torpedo pass ahead of ship starboard to port http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Duke_of_Edinburgh2.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on April 18, 2017, 07:48:55 am
18 April 1917

HMS Amethyst, Abrolhos Rocks, am: Observed comet  [presumably Mellish] in sky to eastward http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Amethyst.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on April 19, 2017, 08:33:46 am
19 April 1917

HMS Lama, Aqaba, 4.10pm: SNO joined from HMS Northbrook also landing party & Egyptian troops http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-09-HMS_Lama.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on April 20, 2017, 07:49:02 am
20 April 1917

HMS Trent, towing HMS Severn Durban to Zanzibar, am: Strong wind, rough sea, ship labouring & towing heavily http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-09-HMS_Trent.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on April 21, 2017, 07:54:17 am
21 April 1917

HMS Empress, Port Said, 1pm: SS Minnetonka getting into berth drifted down on top of us causing damages http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-04-HMS_Empress.htm

Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on April 22, 2017, 07:54:43 am
22 April 1917

HMS Enterprise, Jalajil Point, 3pm: HMS Imogene sent over cask of cement & sheep http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-18-HMS_Enterprise.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on April 23, 2017, 10:06:56 am
23 April 1917

HMS Endymion, Stavros, 10.45am: SS Asteria alongside with 2 railway engines to be hoisted out by main derrick http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Endymion.htm

HMS St George, Salonika, 9pm: Rounds made, all well  http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_St_George2.htm #StGeorgesDay ⚓️
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on April 24, 2017, 07:57:45 am
24 April 1917

HMS Lunka, Kiswere, 1.32am: Opened fire on shore (spotting from fort); 2.05am: Ceased fire http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-09-HMS_Lunka.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on April 25, 2017, 07:54:16 am
25 April 1917

HMAS Una, from Kavieng, 1.35am: Courses & engines as requisite for Rabaul Harbour http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-18-HMAS_Una.htm #AnzacDay
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on April 26, 2017, 08:09:56 am
26 April 1917

HMS Amethyst, Abrolhos Rocks, 5:55am: Sighted comet S70E http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Amethyst.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on April 27, 2017, 07:53:04 am
27 April 1917

HMS Mantis, Tigris River, Samara to Rashidiyah, 9.30am: Ship grounded in reach, 2 miles above Kaiserin http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-11-HMS_Mantis.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on April 28, 2017, 07:48:43 am
28 April 1917

HMS Gloucestershire, Glasgow to patrol, 6.45pm: Passed through quantity of wreckage; course N37W http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Gloucestershire.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on April 29, 2017, 09:20:18 am
29 April 1917

HMS Sapper, escorting colliers from St Helen's to Caen Roads
5.30pm: Hove up anchor and proceeded to escort colliers: Channel Trader, Nanna, Argo, Ville De Canne, Butetown, Elg, Tormod, Telegraaf, Colbourne, Navigator, Lord Stewart, Enigheden, Northford, Ulven, Stokesley and Silsden towards Caen Roads assisted by Armed Trawlers Puffin, Lucknow and Merlin.
11.05pm: Loud explosion heard, but no sign of any distressed vessel. Steamer passing reported a ship had been sunk, but no trace could be found of any vessel. Convoy all safe.
http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-31-HMS_Sapper.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on April 30, 2017, 09:52:13 am
30 April 1917

HMS Enterprise, nr Jalajil, 2.25pm: Ceased sounding owing to bad weather, strong winds & invisibility of marks http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-18-HMS_Enterprise.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on May 01, 2017, 08:12:55 am
1 May 1917

HMS Attack, 8.15pm: Lizard Lighthouse N10E; HMS Lapwing opened fire on dark object ahead http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-10-HMS_Attack.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on May 02, 2017, 08:25:32 am
2 May 1917

HMS Ark Royal, Gaba Tepe vicinity, 4.55am: Sub Lieutenant Dunning started for flight in 136 but chassis collapsed while attempting to leave the water.
http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-04-HMS_Ark_Royal.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on May 03, 2017, 07:57:02 am
3 May 1917

HMS City of London, Singapore, 7.20am: Men employed getting in 6 months' stores http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_City_of_London.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on May 04, 2017, 08:16:31 am
4 May 1917

HMS Sutlej, Devonport, 9am: Sutlej paid off [became accommodation ship] http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Sutlej.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on May 05, 2017, 08:00:03 am
5 May 1917

HMS Lord Minto, sweeping from Dover with War Wing, 8am: Mine exploded in our sweep http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-31-HMS_Lord_Minto.htm

HMS Raven II, Colombo, pm: Flt Cmdr Clemson & 4 mechanics discharged to HMAS Brisbane [with Sopwith 2014] http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-04-HMS_Raven_II2.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on May 06, 2017, 07:59:41 am
6 May 1917

HMS Raven II, Colombo, pm: Flt Lt Smith & Lt Mead RNVR reported lost [21 April] returned from Maldives  http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-04-HMS_Raven_II2.htm

Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on May 07, 2017, 09:10:01 am
7 May 1917

HMS Otranto, Cape Horn, 5.30pm: S ends of both standard & steering compass needles repelled temporarily 3 points owing to electric connection of cruiser arc light fusing http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Otranto.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on May 08, 2017, 08:21:57 am
8 May 1917

HMS Proserpine, Basra, 9.25pm: Stoker PO Joyes fell overboard; body not recovered http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Proserpine.htm

Every Man Remembered  (http://www.everymanremembered.org/profiles/soldier/3053004/)
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on May 09, 2017, 07:55:17 am
9 May 1917

HMS Sapper, English Channel
4.30pm: Mine in sweep; slipped & mine came to surface; 7 rounds of live shell & 20 of rifle at mine
6pm: Mine sank without exploding; buoyancy chamber apparently pierced; position 50 36N 00 36W
http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-31-HMS_Sapper.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on May 10, 2017, 08:10:59 am
10 May 1917

HMS Wonganella, off Nova Scotia, 2.15am: Rolling & pitching heavily; engines eased; ship headed to sea http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-40-HMS_Wonganella.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on May 11, 2017, 08:12:16 am
11 May 1917

HMS Grafton, Imbros, 3.40pm: Enemy shelling Kephalo harbour; shifted berth as requisite http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Grafton2.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on May 12, 2017, 08:15:59 am
12 May 1917

HMS Sapper, Owers, English Channel, 3.50pm: Sweep wire & lizard parted; 1 shackle & lizard lost overboard http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-31-HMS_Sapper.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on May 13, 2017, 08:25:20 am
13 May 1917

HMS Moldavia, W of Scotland, 5pm: Sighted enemy submarine ... submerged immediately after breaking surface http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Moldavia.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on May 14, 2017, 08:20:44 am
14 May 1917

HMS Avoca, Galapagos Is, 11.15 am: Small knoll N of Cape Hammond, Narborough Is [Fernandina] in eruption http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Avoca.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on May 15, 2017, 08:01:42 am
15 May 1917

HMS Usk, patrol from Mudros, 6.25am: Sighted mine on port bow; 6.45am: Sank mine by gunfire http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-10-HMS_Usk.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on May 16, 2017, 08:01:26 am
16 May 1917

HMS Liverpool, Brindisi, 3.30am: HMS Dartmouth towed in [torpedoed, Battle of Otranto Straits] http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-06-HMS_Liverpool.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on May 17, 2017, 08:21:09 am
17 May 1917

HMS Orcoma, SE Iceland, 2.50pm: Boarded Dutch SS Rijndam, NY - Rotterdam; on board German & Austrian ambassadors from China & Cuba http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Orcoma.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on May 18, 2017, 07:49:32 am
18 May 1917

HMS Alsatian, Liverpool, am: Small fire in coal hold ... extinguished; several coal heavers slightly gassed http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Alsatian.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on May 19, 2017, 08:14:06 am
19 May 1917


HMS Hyacinth, Lindi, Tanzania, 5am: HMS Thistle proceeded up river to support attack on Schafer?s Farm http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Hyacinth.htm

HMS Thistle, Lindi, 5am: Proceeded up river; 6.30am: Opened fire; 7am: Turned ship; enemy opened fire http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-19


Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on May 20, 2017, 08:33:03 am
20 May 1917

HMS Northbrook (RIM), Jeddah, 10.05am: Fired salute of 21 guns & dressed ship in honour of the King of Hedjar http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-75-RIMS_Northbrook.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on May 21, 2017, 09:42:32 am
21 May 1917

HMS Iphigenia, Murmansk, 7.45pm: Concert party sent to HMS Intrepid http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Iphigenia.htm

Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on May 22, 2017, 07:50:46 am
22 May 1917

HMS Endymion, Stavros, 7.10am: Galley sunk being broken by force of seas against the pier [other boats adrift] http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Endymion.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on May 23, 2017, 07:58:58 am
23 May 1917

HMS Highflyer, Plymouth to Sierra Leone, 5.58pm: Proceeded, convoying HMS Durham Castle & Ayrshire http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Highflyer2.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on May 24, 2017, 07:25:13 am
24 May 1917

HMS Grafton, Kephalo, 11am: Opened fire on hostile aircraft; 11.03am: Ceased fire http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Grafton2.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on May 25, 2017, 07:35:34 am
25 May 1917

HMS Endymion, Stavros, 3pm: Lifted bows of PL 265 by main derrick to allow petrol to drain aft http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Endymion.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on May 26, 2017, 08:03:10 am
26 May 1917

HMS Ebro, NW of Islay
  9.32am: Periscope observed 200-300 yards on port beam. Helm hard aport.
Immediately afterward track of torpedo observed to pass 20 to 30 yards astern.
One 6 inch common shell fired at periscope.
11.15am: Observed two ship's boats full of people ahead.
11.23am: Stopped and took on board crew of British SV Saint Mirren sunk by submarine at 6am
http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Ebro.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on May 27, 2017, 08:09:15 am
27 May 1917

HMS Roxburgh, US-UK, North Atlantic, 6.10pm: Passed wreckage, deal plank, pieces of wood & cork http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Roxburgh.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on May 28, 2017, 08:25:01 am
28 May 1917

HMS Exmouth, Bombay to Aden, 9.55am: Felt severe shock; 10.20am: Felt second shock, apparently earthquake; position 14 53N, 55 23E http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-01-HMS_Exmouth.htm

[Also reported by HMS Raven II: http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM%2053-57314/ADM%2053-57314-075_1.jp]
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on May 29, 2017, 08:12:37 am
29 May 1917

HMS Hyacinth, Tunghi Bay, 11am: Court of Inquiry into death of Leading Seaman Roe [apparent suicide] http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Hyacinth.htm

http://www.everymanremembered.org/profiles/soldier/3041570/
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on May 30, 2017, 08:53:41 am
30 May 1917

HMS Orbita, Valparaiso: Engineer Lieutenant Francis Drake returned in uniform at 1.35pm, drunk http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Orbita.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on May 31, 2017, 07:38:49 am
31 May 1917

HMS Orcoma, Liverpool, 3pm: Received news of capture of armed guard from Swedish schooner Ines by German submarine[U69] http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Orcoma.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on June 01, 2017, 08:05:15 am
1 June 1917

HMS Andes, W of Hebrides, 6.02am: Sighted submarine coming to surface, ENE, 6 miles; action stations http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Andes.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on June 02, 2017, 07:33:15 am
2 June 1917

HMS Grafton, Kephalo, Imbros, 9am: Hostile airplane over harbour; opened fire AA guns http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Grafton2.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on June 03, 2017, 08:09:11 am
3 June 1917

HMS Wonganella, Halifax NS, 1pm: Continuous heavy rain, battened down; ceased work for the day http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-40-HMS_Wonganella.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on June 04, 2017, 08:08:01 am
4 June 1917

HMS Patuca, W of Outer Hebrides, 3.02pm: Sighted submarine NxE1/2E; 3.15pm: Opened fire http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Patuca.htm 
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on June 05, 2017, 07:48:02 am
5 June 1917

HMS Lama, Yenbo, 4.30pm: Discharged 14 cases specie, disembarked Arab passengers http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-09-HMS_Lama.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on June 06, 2017, 07:40:22 am
6 June 1917

HMS Avoca, Callao to Iquique, 11am: Hands employed locating potatoes on deck & washing paintwork http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Avoca.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on June 07, 2017, 07:50:57 am
7 June 1917

HMS Endymion, Stavros, 40.67, 23.7, 7am: Opened fire with 2-pounder pom-pom on hostile aircraft http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Endymion.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on June 08, 2017, 07:48:16 am
8 June 1917

HMS Gloucestershire, W of Faroes, 8.20pm: Received 43 officers & men, crew of torpedoed SS Southland http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Gloucestershire.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on June 09, 2017, 08:09:30 am
9 June 1917

HMS Patia, W of Hebrides, 9.10am: Cutter returned with crew of torpedoed SS Southland from HMS Gloucestershire http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Patia.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on June 10, 2017, 08:15:19 am
10 June 1917

HMS Severn, Lindi River, 9.45pm: Owing to miscalculation in dark, ship grounded on mud with falling tide http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-03-HMS_Severn.htm

[She was carrying 650 extra men at the time.]
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on June 11, 2017, 09:37:52 am
11 June 1917

HMS Jed, Salonika to Cerigo Channel, 4pm: Escorting Japanese destroyer Sakaki towed by HMS Ribble http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-10-HMS_Jed.htm

[Sakaki had been torpedoed by U27]
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on June 12, 2017, 07:43:05 am
12 June 1917

HMS King Alfred, Sierra Leone, 6.10pm: Tornado with heavy rain; 6.25pm: Wind dropped http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_King_Alfred.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: JamesAPrattIII on June 12, 2017, 03:07:09 pm
On 11 June 1917 HMS Severn log mentions being fired upon by a 4.1 inch gun. This was one salvaged from the German crusier Konigsberg kaiserscross.com has a new article "A New Battalion in the Filed" which deals with the 3rd Battalion 2nd KAR which deals with the action the Severn was involved with. HMS Hyacinth was also there.
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: JamesAPrattIII on June 12, 2017, 03:12:03 pm
Also on 11 June 1917 the IJN Destroyer Sakaki was damaged by the KUK U 27 (Austrian) not the German U 27.
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: AvastMH on June 12, 2017, 08:37:29 pm
It still amazes me that Austria had ships/submarines...what ports did they use - presumable German ports?  :-\
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Randi on June 12, 2017, 09:59:50 pm
I think Austria extended further south then :-\

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Istria#History
http://www.davidrumsey.com/luna/servlet/detail/RUMSEY~8~1~37652~1210642:Austria-&-Hungary--western-sheet--?
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: AvastMH on June 12, 2017, 11:12:21 pm
I think Austria extended further south then :-\

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Istria#History
http://www.davidrumsey.com/luna/servlet/detail/RUMSEY~8~1~37652~1210642:Austria-&-Hungary--western-sheet--?

Aha! Silly me - of course they would refer to the Med - didn't realize how much coastline they had - interesting - thanks Randi :)
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on June 13, 2017, 07:45:39 am
13 June 1917

HMS Lunka, Dar es Salaam to Bombay, 11.25am: Vessel rolling to port & starboard 30o http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-09-HMS_Lunka.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on June 14, 2017, 08:04:56 am
14 June 1917

HMS Roxburgh, off Lizard, 1.40am: [TBD] Brisk reported passing close to submarine on surface; unable to ram http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Roxburgh.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on June 15, 2017, 08:03:21 am
15 June 1917

RFA Bacchus, Suda Bay, 5.30pm: Water polo team to HMS Theseus http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-75-RFA_Bacchus.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on June 16, 2017, 07:52:05 am
16 June 1917

HMS Orama, Cape Town, 1.40am: Completed intake of 553 boxes of specie http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Orama.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: JamesAPrattIII on June 16, 2017, 02:02:58 pm
AvastMH I am surprised that have never heard of the KUK Kaiserlich Und Koniglich Kriegsmarine Imperial and Royal Navy? Here are some books you should read that deal with it:
The Imperial and Royal Austro-hungarian navy Anthony Sokol
The Naval War in the Mediterranean 1914-1918 Paul G Halpern
The Battle of the Otranto Straits                            "
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Randi on June 16, 2017, 03:22:11 pm
I'd never heard of it either - but then I am not interested in military history.
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on June 17, 2017, 07:04:16 am
17 June 1917

HMS Endymion, Stavros, 1.10pm: Fired at hostile aeroplane http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Endymion.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on June 18, 2017, 08:23:14 am
18 June 1917

HMS Wonganella, W of Ireland
5.05pm: Torpedo passed under ship
5.20pm: Submarine sighted on horizon 
10.15pm: Stopped. Picked up 30 survivors from SS Elele (http://www.wrecksite.eu/wreck.aspx?13572)
http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-40-HMS_Wonganella.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on June 19, 2017, 07:35:05 am
19 June 1917

HMS Wonganella, W of Ireland, 7.23pm-8.10pm: Ship under fire from enemy submarine (no damage done) http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-40-HMS_Wonganella.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on June 20, 2017, 07:36:40 am
20 June 1917

HMS Newcastle, Brindisi, 8am-noon watch: Enemy aircraft reported in vicinity; noon: Alarm over http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-06-HMS_Newcastle.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on June 21, 2017, 07:55:31 am
21 June 1917

HMS Fearless, Gutter Sound, Scapa Flow, 5.20pm: HM King [George V] passed in HMS Castor http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-06-HMS_Fearless.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: JamesAPrattIII on June 21, 2017, 08:10:55 pm
18 june 1917 SS Elele sunk by the U-24.

on the forumaxishistory.com on its World war I section there is a post on WW I weather ww1waetherreports.wikifoundry looking at the month of August 1914 they are pretty basic: hot , rainy ect from diaries, unit histories ect
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on June 22, 2017, 08:12:59 am
22 June 1917

HMS Endymion, Thessaloniki, 7.10am: Three hostile aeroplanes dropping bombs on Stavros http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Endymion.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: JamesAPrattIII on June 22, 2017, 08:42:54 pm
20 june 1917 the aircraft that put HMS Newcastle on alert were most likely 3 Austro-Hungarian aircraft K177, K178 and A21 who  flew a recon and attack mission where they dropped 4 bombs of Otranto this day.
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on June 23, 2017, 08:28:12 am
23 June 1917

HMS Tamar, Hong Kong, 7.30pm: Lt/Cdr Echlin (retd) under arrest for improper & insubordinate signal to Commodore http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-80-HMS_Tamar.htm

[Reply on Twitter suggests signal was made to 'men', rather than 'me' and signed by Commodore. Possible. ;)]
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on June 24, 2017, 08:33:52 am
24 June 1917

RFA Bacchus, Suda Bay, 2.30pm: Cricket team landed; 6.10pm: Cricket team returned http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-75-RFA_Bacchus.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on June 25, 2017, 08:46:52 am
25 June 1917

HMS Fearless, Gutter Sound, Scapa Flow, 9.45am: Gave 3 cheers for His Majesty King George V passing in HMS Castor http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-06-HMS_Fearless.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on June 26, 2017, 07:52:02 am
26 June 1917

HMS Lunka, Bombay, 7.20am: Ice arrived for ship?s steward; 10am: Hands loading beer http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-09-HMS_Lunka.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on June 27, 2017, 08:26:17 am
27 June 1917

HMS Attack, outside Falmouth, 3.20pm: 4" BL charge [wet when gun was unloaded] thrown overboard http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-10-HMS_Attack.htm #WWI
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on June 28, 2017, 07:41:47 am
28 June 1917

HMS Orvieto, N of Isle of Lewis, 8.18 am: Sighted submarine on surface S 10 miles, 59 20N, 8 38W; full ahead http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Orvieto.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on June 29, 2017, 07:35:05 am
29 June 1917

HMS Euryalus, Hodeidah, 7.25am: Squadron commenced to bombard northern part of town & barracks http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Euryalus.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on June 30, 2017, 07:47:31 am
30 June 1917

HMS Ribble, Aliki, 5.03pm: Enemy shell pitched near grey hut at Kephalo
http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-10-HMS_Ribble.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Maikel on July 01, 2017, 07:43:27 am
1 July 1917

HMS Topaze, Hodeidah, 6.40pm: 2 enemy guns about 3" opened fire on ship, 2 shots falling about 30 yards short
http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Topaze.htm (http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Topaze.htm)
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Maikel on July 02, 2017, 08:03:26 am
2 July 1917

HMS Donegal, Montreal, 10am: Landed 300 seamen and marines for inspection by Lieutenant Governor
http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Donegal.htm (http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Donegal.htm)
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Maikel on July 03, 2017, 07:59:15 am
3 July 1917

HMS Empress, Port Said, 9.15am: Anti air craft stations; enemy machine flew over dropping 4 bombs
http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-04-HMS_Empress.htm (http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-04-HMS_Empress.htm)
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Maikel on July 04, 2017, 07:36:40 am
4 July 1917

HMS Ribble, sweeping from Mudros, 5.30pm: Sighted 9 British aeroplanes steering E; heavy firing from enemy shore from 4-6.30
http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-10-HMS_Ribble.htm (http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-10-HMS_Ribble.htm)
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Maikel on July 05, 2017, 07:45:33 am
5 July 1917

HMS Topaze, Hodeidah, 4.30pm: As requisite for closing town & bombarding dhows & enemy positions N & S of town
http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Topaze.htm (http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Topaze.htm)
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Maikel on July 06, 2017, 07:32:41 am
6 July 1917

HMS Northbrook (RIM), Hodeidah, 11.10am: Enemy opened fire on boats; Northbrook & Topaze replied
http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-75-RIMS_Northbrook.htm (http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-75-RIMS_Northbrook.htm)
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Maikel on July 07, 2017, 07:50:26 am
7 July 1917

HMS Ribble, 2-3am: Tenedos Island being shelled by batteries on Yuyeri & Bashika
http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-10-HMS_Ribble.htm (http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-10-HMS_Ribble.htm)
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on July 08, 2017, 09:29:40 am
8 July 1917

HMS Roxburgh, N Atlantic, 7.40am: Passed spar apparently attached to submerged wreckage; 40 17N, 49 55W http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Roxburgh.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: JamesAPrattIII on July 08, 2017, 08:42:51 pm
22 june 1917 Stavros raid killed 1 and wounded 8 men D Squadron of the RNAS had one Sopwith 1 1/2 strutter take off after the 3 german aircraft but couldn't catch them.

3 July 1917 Port said was bombed by FA (Flieger Abtelung Aviation unit) 300
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on July 09, 2017, 08:43:02 am
9 July 1917

HMS Lord Minto, 10am: Took up patrol duties W of South Goodwin Light Vessel; lance bombs charged
http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-31-HMS_Lord_Minto.htm



Also remembering on this day 843 men who died at Scapa Flow when HMS Vanguard sank following magazine explosions
http://www.naval-history.net/xDKCas1917-07Jul.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on July 10, 2017, 07:58:44 am
10 July 1917

HMS Perth, Laskhorai to Damo, noon: Sent whaler to SS Ville d'Alger flying distress signals [ashore at Damo] http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-09-HMS_Perth.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on July 11, 2017, 07:58:48 am
11 July 1917

HMS Fearless, Gutter Sound, Scapa Flow: HMS Melampus & submarines K5, K10 & K14 arrived at noon
http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-06-HMS_Fearless.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on July 12, 2017, 07:36:17 am
12 July 1917

HMS Britomart, Basra, 4.30pm: Sent to HMS Proserpine for drinking water [temperature 116oF]
http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-19-HMS_Britomart.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on July 13, 2017, 08:25:57 am
13 July 1917

HMS Mersey, Kilwa Kisiwani, 7.30am. Provisioned observation post on Mpara Hill, 1 officer, 8 men for 7 days
http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-03-HMS_Mersey.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on July 14, 2017, 08:11:01 am
14 July 1917

HMS Macedonia, off Bahia, Brazil, 10.55am: Observed white object, apparently piece of lava, floating
http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Macedonia.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on July 15, 2017, 08:46:52 am
15 July 1917

HMS Patuca, S of Iceland, 9.30pm: Passed raft of 6 barrels & planks
http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Patuca.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on July 16, 2017, 08:55:55 am
16 July 1917

HMS Endymion, Stavros, 4am: Anti-aircraft guns manned; 6.40am: Hostile aircraft dropped bombs
http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Endymion.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on July 17, 2017, 08:02:14 am
17 July 1917

HMS Patuca, S of Iceland, 9.43am: Boarded US SS Ida, New York to Archangel, munitions; allowed to proceed
http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Patuca.htm

Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on July 18, 2017, 08:10:59 am
18 July 1917

HMS Avoca, Bahia Aguacate, 1.20 pm: Ordered collier to make sketch of broken feed pump & send it over
http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Avoca.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on July 19, 2017, 07:52:24 am
19 July 1917

HMS Mantua, Plymouth, 11am: Hands discharging bullion; 12.25pm: All bullion discharged
http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Mantua.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on July 20, 2017, 07:44:57 am
20 July 1917

HMS Avoca, Pearl Islands, Panama, 9.15am: Opened numbers 4 & 7 tanks to catch rain
http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Avoca.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on July 21, 2017, 08:15:29 am
21 July 1917

HMS Himalaya, Simonstown, 1.05pm: Stopped & sank suspicious floating object by rifle fire, 80 rounds
http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Himalaya.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on July 22, 2017, 08:52:42 am
22 July 1917

HMS Lama, Khor Ghuleifaka, 7.30am: Opened fire on dhows inside Khor
http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-09-HMS_Lama.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on July 23, 2017, 08:24:17 am
23 July 1917

HMS Isis, Virginia - Liverpool convoy, 11.55am: Clan MacIntyre hauled out of line to pick up man overboard
http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Isis2.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on July 24, 2017, 07:42:23 am
24 July 1917

HMS Juno, Kuwait: 116 on sick list [lime juice issued next day]
http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Juno.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on July 25, 2017, 08:01:52 am
25 July 1917

HMS Newcastle, Vallona, 9.03am: Proceeded [to Brindisi], 2 Italian destroyers for escort
http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-06-HMS_Newcastle.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on July 26, 2017, 08:29:23 am
26 July 1917

HMS Ark Royal, Port Mudros, 11.10pm: Anti-aircraft quarters; on alarm rocket being fired
http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-04-HMS_Ark_Royal2.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on July 27, 2017, 07:42:41 am
27 July 1917

HMS Attack, vicinity Lizard UK, 10.45am: Picked up 20 survivors of SS Carmela (http://www.wrecksite.eu/wreck.aspx?173693) (US barque)
http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-10-HMS_Attack.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on July 28, 2017, 07:36:45 am
28 July 1917

HMS Endymion, from Stavros, 11.05am: Opened fire, 35 rounds; 11.55am: Enemy fired 6 rounds at ship
http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Endymion.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on July 29, 2017, 08:46:25 am
29 July 1917

HMS Northbrook (RIM), Hodeida, 4.33pm: Opened fire on shore defenses with starboard battery
http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-75-RIMS_Northbrook.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on July 30, 2017, 09:21:01 am
30 July 1917

HMS Roxburgh, Devonport to Halifax NS, 8.32pm: Destroyers Hydra & Badger took up screening stations
http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Roxburgh.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on July 31, 2017, 07:49:50 am
31 July 1917

HMS Virginian, convoy Nova Scotia to Liverpool, 7.05pm: Rang general alarm; 7.10pm: Opened fire at object
http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Virginian.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on August 01, 2017, 08:26:31 am
1 August 1917

HMS Isis, convoy Hampton Roads - Liverpool, 8am: Course & speed for locating & directing stragglers
http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Isis2.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: JamesAPrattIII on August 01, 2017, 10:56:05 pm
For more of those german aircraft that are giving the HMS Endymion  problems the great war forum 1914-1918invasionzone.com Salonika and the Balkens section a posting 100 years ago this day in the Balkans. 16 july 17 has 2 aircraft dropping 8 bombs 5 on shore 3 in the sea 1 Greek patient in British hospital killed

The aircraft is from either TFA 6 (Turkish Flieger Abrelung Flying unit) or SFA 3 (See Fliger Abtelung) most likely the latter

Also on the Sub sarahran Africa section there is a post on QF 12 Pdr 8 cwt which has just been recovered and may have been from HMS Hyacinth
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on August 02, 2017, 08:00:22 am
2 August 1917

HMS Endymion, Stavros, 4.35am: Boat came alongside with survivors from HMFM Ermine [mined, 24 dead]
http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Endymion.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on August 03, 2017, 07:55:44 am
3 August 1917

HMS Severn, Lukeledi River, 3.20pm: Moored off pier; 4.20pm: Fired 2 rounds of 6" at Tandamuti Hill
http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-03-HMS_Severn.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on August 04, 2017, 07:34:03 am
4 August 1917

HMS Severn, Lukeledi River, 4pm: Listed ship to port by flooding compartments; 4.30pm: Opened fire on enemy
http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-03-HMS_Severn.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on August 05, 2017, 08:26:32 am
5 August 1917

HMS Calgarian, Halifax NS: Marriage banns, John Williamson of this ship & Mary Ingram, Renfrewshire, Scotland
http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Calgarian.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on August 06, 2017, 08:06:27 am
6 August 1917

HMS Orcoma, S of Iceland, 8.30pm: Boarded Norwegian SS Kalfarli (Belgian Relief), NY - Rotterdam, grain
http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Orcoma.htm

HMS Changuinola, W of Outer Hebrides, 4.12am: Observed 2 ship's boats [containing] shipwrecked crew [SS Chagford (http://www.wrecksite.eu/wreck.aspx?155932)]
http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Changuinola.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on August 07, 2017, 07:33:56 am
7 August 1917

HMS Changuinola, River Clyde, 3.40am: Ran aground, engines full speed astern; 5.12pm: Ship afloat
http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Changuinola.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on August 08, 2017, 07:25:12 am
8 August 1917

HMS Sapper, English Channel: 8.40am: Took over Irish Monarch who had lost escort in fog
http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-31-HMS_Sapper.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on August 09, 2017, 07:29:42 am
9 August 1917

HMS Artois, W of Scotland, 6.20am: 2 torpedoes fired at ship, 1 passing ahead & the other astern
http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Artois.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on August 10, 2017, 07:39:23 am
10 August 1917

HMAS Una, from Madang, New Guinea, conducting search for SS Matunga (http://www.wrecksite.eu/wreck.aspx?37126) reported overdue
http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-18-HMAS_Una.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on August 11, 2017, 06:44:32 am
11 August 1917

HMS Attentive, Dunkirk patrol, 6.30pm: Enemy destroyers in sight; opened fire with 6" gun
http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-06-HMS_Attentive.htm

HMS Lord Minto, Beachy Head patrol, 10.15am: Swept up 1 British mine; 2 exploded in sweep
http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-31-HMS_Lord_Minto.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Maikel on August 12, 2017, 07:59:07 am
12 August 1917

HMS Attentive, Dunkirk patrol, 11.15am: Attacked by hostile aircraft with bombs; high angle guns in action
http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-06-HMS_Attentive.htm (http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-06-HMS_Attentive.htm)
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Maikel on August 13, 2017, 07:49:40 am
13 August 1917

HMS Sapper, sweeping near Isle of Wight, 12.30 pm: Sweep caught submerged object parting wire
http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-31-HMS_Sapper.htm (http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-31-HMS_Sapper.htm)
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on August 14, 2017, 07:39:04 am
14 August 1917

HMS Attack, W of Scotland, 5.35am: HMS Badger negatives submarine signal; vertical spar in water
http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-10-HMS_Attack.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on August 15, 2017, 07:58:35 am
15 August 1917

HMS Fearless, North Sea, 4pm: Course as requisite while submarines dive
http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-06-HMS_Fearless.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on August 16, 2017, 07:38:11 am
16 August 1917

HMS Ribble, Mudros patrol, 9.10am: Seaplane capsized on surface; 9.15am: Seaplane sank
http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-10-HMS_Ribble.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on August 17, 2017, 08:00:57 am
17 August 1917

HMS Macedonia, Simon's Town, am: Hauled down commission pendant; ship paying off; ship recommissioning
http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Macedonia.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on August 18, 2017, 07:49:52 am
18 August 1917

HMS Northbrook (RIM), Abu Ail: 1.54pm: Sent assistant surgeon to give medical assistance to lighthouse tenders
http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-75-RIMS_Northbrook.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on August 19, 2017, 08:39:10 am
19 August 1917

HMS Mantua, Bay of Biscay, 10.15am: Submarine sighted by escorting destroyers; speed increased to 75 revs
http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Mantua.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on August 20, 2017, 08:20:12 am
20 August 1917

HMS Galatea, North Sea, 2.05pm: Sighted enemy submarine; 2.25pm: Dropped depth charges (10)
http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-06-HMS_Galatea.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on August 21, 2017, 07:43:48 am
21 August 1917

HMS Changuinola, nr Tory Island, 11.48am: 2 vessels of convoy torpedoed, Devonian & Roscommon
2pm: Observed conning tower of submarine bearing N27E; altered course to attack
http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Changuinola.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on August 22, 2017, 07:47:12 am
22 August 1917

HMS Attentive, Dunkirk, 8.50am: High-angle guns crews closed up; hostile aircraft bombing Dunkirk
http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-06-HMS_Attentive.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on August 23, 2017, 07:46:54 am
23 August 1917

HMS Attentive, near Dunkirk, 8.50am: HMS Broke reported enemy in sight; destroyers opened fire
http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-06-HMS_Attentive.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on August 24, 2017, 07:58:25 am
24 August 1917

HMS Endymion, near Deuthero Cove, 6.16am: Attacked by 2 hostile seaplanes; 6 bombs dropped
http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Endymion.htm

HMS Artois, SE of Iceland, 7.50am: Ship pitching heavily to high head sea [wind force 9, sea state 9]
http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Artois.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on August 25, 2017, 07:57:39 am
25 August 1917

HMS Roxburgh, convoy Hampton to UK, E of Nova Scotia, 8.30pm: Northern Lights very brilliant
http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Roxburgh.htm

Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on August 26, 2017, 08:53:18 am
26 August 1917

HMS Galatea, Rosyth, 3.30pm: Mining party left ship for instruction course at Immingham
http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-06-HMS_Galatea.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: JamesAPrattIII on August 26, 2017, 08:22:27 pm
21 Aug Devoian and Roscommon both sunk by the U53

22 Aug Dunkirk raid could be either  KampGeswader renamed Bombengeswader 1 or 4 who  flew a number of raids on Dunkirk in the late July early August 1917 period. or one of the german seaplane units based in Belgium
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on August 27, 2017, 09:04:23 am
27 August 1917

HMS Roxburgh, Hampton to UK, 4.45pm: Engine room reported fire in D stokehold, under control
http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Roxburgh.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on August 28, 2017, 08:22:17 am
28 August 1917

HMS Lunka, Cape Kilwa, 2.07pm: [Transport] SS Mafia on fire; full speed to her assistance
http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-09-HMS_Lunka.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on August 29, 2017, 07:48:06 am
29 August 1917

HMS Lord Minto, Beachy Head, 5.45pm: Jaboo II reported German moored mine awash; position buoyed
http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-31-HMS_Lord_Minto.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on August 30, 2017, 07:51:36 am
30 August 1917

HMS Lord Minto, Beachy Head, 9.30am: Swept up German moored mine; 10.30am: Mine sunk by gunfire
http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-31-HMS_Lord_Minto.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on August 31, 2017, 07:55:07 am
31 August 1917

HMS Bacchante, Dakar, 4pm: 2 ratings, RM, joined ship with kettledrums
http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Bacchante.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on September 01, 2017, 08:02:24 am
1 September 1917

HMS Highflyer, US to UK with convoy of 20 ships, 11pm: Helm jammed; courses various
http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Highflyer.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on September 02, 2017, 08:49:01 am
2 September 1917

HMS Attentive, Dover, 11pm: Patrol returned; enemy aircraft dropped bombs on town of Dover
http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-06-HMS_Attentive.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on September 03, 2017, 08:41:11 am
3 September 1917

HMS Endymion, Stavros, 9.30am: Hostile aeroplane dropped bomb near ship
http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Endymion.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on September 04, 2017, 07:29:17 am
4 September 1917

HMS Sapper, English Channel, 8.30am: Floating mine sunk by HMT Sweeper 1 mile off St Catherine's
http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-31-HMS_Sapper.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: JamesAPrattIII on September 04, 2017, 07:54:02 pm
2 Sep 17 the plane that bombed Dover most likely was a AEG G type twin engined bomber from Bombengeswader 4. The crew instead of bombing targets in France decided to cross the channel and bomb Dover this night. result 1 killed and 10 wounded.
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on September 05, 2017, 07:44:52 am
5 September 1917

HMS Roxburgh, Celtic Sea, convoy US-UK, 6.45pm: San Dunstano struck by torpedo; 6.48pm: Echunga struck; sinking rapidly
http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Roxburgh.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on September 06, 2017, 07:40:45 am
6 September 1917

HMS Attentive, Dunkirk patrol, 7.30am: Monitor M23 attacked by explosive motor boat which she sank by gunfire
http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-06-HMS_Attentive.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on September 07, 2017, 07:53:54 am
7 September 1917

HMS Endymion, Stavros, 7.15pm: T.1778 arrived with 12 survivors from T.253, sunk
http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Endymion.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on September 08, 2017, 08:41:54 am
8 September 1917

HMS Christopher, Plymouth, 2.45am: HMS Lyra & 4 destroyers proceeded out of harbour
http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-10-HMS_Christopher.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on September 09, 2017, 08:46:54 am
9 September 1917

HMS Jessamine, off Portland, 10.30am: Acting as screen while HMS Bluebell picked up survivors from HMS Myosotis, torpedoed
http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-18-HMS_Jessamine2.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: JamesAPrattIII on September 09, 2017, 09:46:38 pm
9 Sept 17 was also the first recorded used of OMG in history in a letter by retired Admiral Jackie Fisher to Winston Churchill. It was in reference to a new list of knightly honors that came out earlier that year. this is from the Wall Street journal.

More on HMS Attentive:
27 Sep 1914 was missed by the german submarine U18
7 Sep 15 damaged by bomb hit 2 killed 7 wounded
5 Sep 17 mentions firing at a Gotha bomber. 11 gotha Bombers of Bombengeswader 3 did attack England this night
6 Sep 17 the Monitor M23 sank the explosive motor boat FL.B
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on September 10, 2017, 08:47:37 am
10 September 1917

HMS Attentive, Dunkirk patrol, 4pm: Observed our aircraft bring down hostile seaplane; 7.45pm: Hostile aircraft raiding Dunkirk
http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-06-HMS_Attentive.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on September 11, 2017, 08:24:09 am
11 September 1917

HMS Knight Templar, UK-US, 8am: Pitching & rolling heavily [wind force 8, sea state 6]
http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-09-HMS_Knight_Templar.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: JamesAPrattIII on September 11, 2017, 10:13:34 pm
7 Sep 17 T 253 is the trawler By George in a log book entry the day by HMS Endymion it mention T696 this is the trawler Heligan both trawlers were sunk by mines laid by the German submarine UC 23. This is from the Great war forum and U-boat.net

10 Sep 17 HMS Attentive mentions a hostile seaplane brought down. The RCAS communiques have FCDR Fisher of 3 Sqn RNAS shooting down a enemy seaplane spotting for shore batteries which crashed in the sea and the crew being killed I have found no records of any German naval casualties this day so it looks like the crew survived.
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on September 12, 2017, 08:05:33 am
12 September 1917

HMS Princess, Durban to Kilwa, pm: Troops paraded with lifebelts at boat stations
http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Princess.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on September 13, 2017, 08:21:44 am
13 September 1917

HMS Roxburgh, Devonport to Bermuda, 8.20am: Passed through circular oil patch approx 2 miles in diameter
http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Roxburgh.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on September 14, 2017, 08:16:48 am
14 September 1917

HMS Proserpine, Basra, 10.45pm: Large fire observed in Ashar; landed fire engine & extinguished same
http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Proserpine.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on September 15, 2017, 08:18:42 am
15 September 1917

HMS Carnarvon, Bermuda to Halifax NS, 1pm: Took over transports from USS Charleston
http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Carnarvon.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on September 16, 2017, 07:58:27 am
16 September 1917

HMS Juno, Bushire, 4.25am: Received signal of distress from HMS Britomart; 10.05am: Commenced towing
http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Juno.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on September 17, 2017, 08:46:52 am
17 September 1917

HMS Attentive, Dunkirk patrol, 8am: HMS Marshal Soult & HMS Nugent hoisting in remains of 2 seaplanes
http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-06-HMS_Attentive.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on September 18, 2017, 07:50:52 am
18 September 1917

HMS Attentive, Dunkirk patrol, 5.25am: Observed HMS Broke & destroyers firing at enemy destroyers to SE
http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-06-HMS_Attentive.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on September 19, 2017, 09:16:42 am
19 September 1917

HMS Suva, Suez, 1.30pm: Received on board troops for Aqaba, two officers & 200 men
http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-09-HMS_Suva.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on September 20, 2017, 07:42:05 am
20 September 1917

HMS Knight Templar, UK-US, 9.30am: Anchored off Statue of Liberty
http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-09-HMS_Knight_Templar.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on September 21, 2017, 08:06:17 am
21 September 1917

HMS Patuca, S of Iceland, 1pm: Boarded SS Otta, NY to Rotterdam, cargo wheat, Belgian Relief
http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Patuca.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on September 22, 2017, 07:31:52 am
22 September 1917

HMS Attentive, 2am: Supporting HMS Meteor laying a line of mines off Zeebrugge
http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-06-HMS_Attentive.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on September 23, 2017, 09:00:05 am
23 September 1917

HMS Dalhousie (RIM), Basra, 1am: Ship connected with Depot exchange by telephone
http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-75-RIMS_Dalhousie.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on September 24, 2017, 08:13:16 am
24 September 1917

HMS Northbrook (RIM), Kuwait, 4.20pm: Sheikh of Kuwait arrived on board
http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-75-RIMS_Northbrook.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on September 25, 2017, 08:29:42 am
25 September 1917

HMS Attentive, 3pm: Took station to monitor bombarding of Ostend; 3.34pm: HMS Terror opened fire
http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-06-HMS_Attentive.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on September 26, 2017, 08:07:15 am
26 September 1917

HMS Mantua, Devonport, 10am: Landed ammunition for half yearly heat test
http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Mantua.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on September 27, 2017, 08:02:18 am
27 September 1917

HMS Newcastle, Brindisi, 8pm: Opened fire on hostile aircraft; 10.03pm: Aircraft reported driven off
http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-06-HMS_Newcastle.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on September 28, 2017, 07:41:05 am
28 September 1917

HMS Carrigan Head, UK-US, 9pm: Ship pitching heavily; high beam sea [wind force 7, sea state 6]
http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-09-HMS_Carrigan_Head.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on September 29, 2017, 08:30:32 am
29 September 1917

HMS Tamar, Hong Kong, 8am: Japanese destroyers Shiguri, Harukaze, Hatsuharu and Hatsuyuki [probably] in
http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-80-HMS_Tamar.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on September 30, 2017, 08:35:55 am
30 September 1917

HMS Saxon, Swansea to Ilfracombe, 2am: Anchored off Mumbles awaiting orders
http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-31-HMS_Saxon.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on October 01, 2017, 08:47:43 am
1 October 1917

HMS Knight Templar, Virginia-UK, 4am: Rolling & shipping heavy water fore & aft [wind 7, sea 6/7]
http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-09-HMS_Knight_Templar.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on October 02, 2017, 08:07:43 am
2 October 1917

HMS Antrim, convoy Canada-UK, 1.05pm: HMS Garland sighted submarine & dropped 3 depth charges
http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Antrim.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on October 03, 2017, 07:54:58 am
3 October 1917

HMS Knight Templar, US-UK, 5pm: Dismissed 10 ships of convoy; ordered to proceed, Sydney, Cape Breton
http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-09-HMS_Knight_Templar.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on October 04, 2017, 08:13:43 am
4 October 1917

HMS Saxon, Ilfracombe, 2.50pm: Increasing wind & sea; started engines to ease strain on cable; 3.15pm: Cable parted
http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-31-HMS_Saxon.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on October 05, 2017, 07:50:18 am
5 October 1917

HMS Changuinola, S of Iceland, 1pm: Working party employed sorting out potatoes in No 4 hold
http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Changuinola.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on October 06, 2017, 08:00:18 am
6 October 1917

HMS Mantua, Bay of Biscay, 11.55am: Sailing vessel sunk [mistaken for enemy raider]
http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Mantua.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: JamesAPrattIII on October 06, 2017, 07:29:52 pm
27 Sept 17 raid was done by the following KUK marine seaplanes: K203, K307, K193, K205, K231, K206, and k231. The K307 was forced down do to engine failure and captured with its 2 man crew.  As for the K193 the bodies of both crewmen were recovered along with some wreckage from the aircraft. The K223 went missing. It is believed the K223 and K193 may have collided. Damage done by the raid. One anti-aircraft gun hit no damage to it  2 KIA 2 WIA. House hit 13 WIA, Steamboat along side the Armored crusier Pisa sunk 1 KIA 1 WIA, The Pisa was also damaged 1 KIA 1WIA. Also a floating dry dock was lightly damaged.
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on October 07, 2017, 08:45:49 am
7 October 1917

HMS Artois, S of Iceland, 10.30am: Passed airtight compartment of lifeboat, half filled with water
http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Artois.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on October 08, 2017, 09:19:16 am
8 October 1917

HMS Suffolk, Colombo to Nicobar Is, 9.40pm: Remarkable phosphorescence ahead - resembling breakers
http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Suffolk.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on October 09, 2017, 07:39:33 am
9 October 1917

HMS Carrigan Head, Delaware Bay, 4am: Dodging off Cape Henlopen; weather too wild to anchor
http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-09-HMS_Carrigan_Head.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on October 10, 2017, 07:49:47 am
10 October 1917

HMS Endymion, Stavros, 10.30am: Anti-aircraft guns manned; hostile aeroplane overhead
http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Endymion.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on October 11, 2017, 08:04:56 am
11 October 1917

HMS Empress, nr Mersin: Flt Cdr Clemson & 2nd Lt Newton in [seaplane] 8021 failed to return; reason unknown
http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-04-HMS_Empress.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on October 12, 2017, 07:50:08 am
12 October 1917

HMS Knight Templar, US-UK, noon: Labouring heavily; shipping heavy water fore & aft [wind force 9, sea state 8]
http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-09-HMS_Knight_Templar.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on October 13, 2017, 07:55:27 am
13 October 1917

HMS Saxon, Mumbles Roads, 10pm: Shifted berth to get out of way of torpedoed steamer being towed in
http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-31-HMS_Saxon.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on October 14, 2017, 08:55:11 am
14 October 1917

HMS Attentive, Dunkirk patrol, 4.30pm: Sighted 7 enemy destroyers; 5pm: HMS Erebus fired at long range
http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-06-HMS_Attentive.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on October 15, 2017, 08:56:50 am
15 October 1917

HMS Arlanza, US-UK, 4.20pm: Destroyer escort sighted bearing S; 5.50pm: 8 destroyers joined convoy
http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Arlanza.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on October 16, 2017, 07:51:18 am
16 October 1917

HMS Jed, Mudros patrol, 9.40am: Sank 2 drifting British mines by rifle fire
http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-10-HMS_Jed.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on October 17, 2017, 07:48:07 am
17 October 1917

HMS Knight Templar, convoy US-UK, 2pm: Escort arrived; 4 destroyers, 2 sloops, 1 special SV
http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-09-HMS_Knight_Templar.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on October 18, 2017, 07:38:40 am
18 October 1917

HMS Highflyer, convoy Canada-UK, 8:45am: SS Madura torpedoed approx 49 36N 6 50W [3 lives lost]
http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Highflyer.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on October 19, 2017, 07:19:57 am
19 October 1917

HMS Orama, approaching Isles of Scilly
  5:55pm: Ship torpedoed in number 3 hold
  6:30pm: Cleared boats and lowered to water edge; number 3 hold up to B deck, number 2 up to G deck
  8.00pm: Hands abandon ship in boats
  9.00pm: Ship sinking by head; number 2 and 3 full and number 1 filling
  9.50pm: Navigator and Captain left ship
  9.55pm: Ship sunk
http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Orama.htm


HMS Attentive, Dunkirk, 12.30am: Enemy destroyers attacked town; HMS Terror torpedoed off Malo
http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-06-HMS_Attentive.htm
Title: Re: World War I centenary update
Post by: Caro on October 20, 2017, 07:50:46 am
20 October 1917

HMS Attentive, 2.30pm: Stations to monitor bombarding Ostend; HMS Marshal Soult fired 2 rounds
http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-06-HMS_Attentive.htm