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Dockside Cafe / Re: Word game: Anagrammatic variations - 2017
« Last post by leelaht on Today at 02:59:02 am »
I think some background music is needed to help with cogitation.  Maybe someone playing a (+c)

Dockside Cafe / Re: Word game: Last letters link - 2017
« Last post by Hanibal94 on November 17, 2017, 07:15:47 pm »
Or perhaps a

The Dockyard / Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Last post by Bob on November 17, 2017, 05:27:02 pm »
Nice find!  8)
Dockside Cafe / Re: Word game: Anagrammatic variations - 2017
« Last post by Helen J on November 17, 2017, 03:31:18 pm »
perhaps some (-n, +r)


will make all of this clearer?
The Dockyard / Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Last post by Maikel on November 17, 2017, 02:44:52 pm »
Who would have thought, having transcribed decades of logs in the past 5 years or so, without ever seeing ice? :)

At sea, making passage from Unalaska to Pribiloff Islands.

3 July 1908 - Meridian to 4 P.M.:
At 1.12 sighted large ice floe on stbd. bow, at 1.24 c.c. to N57?E p.l. reading 94.2.

4 July 1908 - 8 A.M. to Meridian:
At 10.25 passed group of icebergs (4) distant on port beam 5 mi.
At 10.45 passed another group of ice-bergs (17) on stbd. beam dist. 7 mi.
The Dockyard / Re: Albatross (1900) -- Crew Lists
« Last post by Randi on November 17, 2017, 01:45:37 pm »
Old Weather Magazine / Re: World War I centenary update
« Last post by jil on November 17, 2017, 09:34:50 am »
17 November 1917 - Action off Heligoland Bight/Second Battle of Heligoland Bight (depending on the source)

Remembering the men of the Royal Navy lost - From Casualty Lists

Caledon, light cruiser, damaged
 CARLESS, John H, Ordinary Seaman, J 43703 (Po) - awarded posthumous Victoria Cross
 FERRIS, Harry C, Able Seaman, J 14486 (Po), DOW
 GWINNETT, Benjamin J, Boy 1c, J 54679
 MCKENZIE, William, Signal Boy, J 41221
 TURNER, Herbert, Signalman, J 30224 (Po)
Calypso, light cruiser, damaged
 BAILEY, Walter A R, Boy 1c, J 49272
 BOND, Alfred W G, Ordinary Seaman, J 32015 (Ch)
 CURRIE, Alexander J, Ordinary Seaman, J 68652 (Ch)
 EDWARDS, Herbert L, Captain
 MOODY, Frederick, Signalman, RNVR, London Z 933
 SCOTT, Herbert H W, Able Seaman, J 18562 (Ch)
 SHRUBSOLE, John A, Boy 1c, J 55424
 SKILLETT, Gerald, Ordinary Signalman, J 36420 (Ch)
 SMISSEN, William J, Leading Signalman, 228472 (Ch), DOW
 TROUSDALE, Jacob, Able Seaman, J 30308 (Ch)
Cardiff, light cruiser, damaged
 BEDDOW, William J, Signalman, RNVR, Bristol Z 3772, DOW
 COLE, William J, Leading Signalman, 238009 (Po)
 COLLIS, Cecil H S, Signalman, J 45908 (Po), DOW
 DAVIES, John P, Signalman, RNVR, Wales Z 2297
 LITTLE, Ernest, Signalman, J 32405 (Po)
 MUNRO, William A, Able Seaman, J 40107 (Po)
 TIMMINS, Charles E, Bugler, RMLI, 19601 (Po)

From the log of HMS Galatea for the morning

5.30am: Light ship bearing S17?E 3 miles. [Probably Doggersbank Noord]
6.35am: Spread Recognition Sails.
6.40am: SCH 286 Dutch Ketch.
6.41am: HMS Lion SW 4 miles.
6.55am: 24 knots.
7.00am: HMS Cardiff bears 040.
7.02am: Lion S52W 5 miles.
7.10am: 26 knots.
7.10am: Form divisions line ahead.
7.15am: HMS Courageous S70E 7 miles.
7.16am: Smoke reported on Port Bow.
7.30am: 24 knots.
7.32am: 25 knots.
7.40am: 28 knots.
7.40am: Courageous and Cardiff opened fire on enemy Cruisers.
7.41am: Enemy Cruiser bearing 122.
7.42am: Single line ahead.
7.50am: HMS Caledon opened fire.
7.54am: German 3 funnel Cruiser, and Destroyer SE.
7.55am: Galatea opened fire.
8.10am: Enemy Light Cruisers S55E.
8.25am: Enemy Light Cruiser Red 42, right of our destroyers. [From Wikipedia bearings Red ? Port; Green ? Starboard]
8.25am: Galatea S4E.
8.30am: Destroyer sighted 54[?] Green[?]
8.50am: Enemy Light Cruiser Green 30.
9.00am: Enemy Light Cruiser Red 37.
9.01am: Galatea firing at Enemy Light Cruiser Bearing Red 25.
9.10am: Range of Enemy Light Cruiser 16400 (Approx.).
9.15am: Enemy Cruiser bearing Red 30.
9.29am: Track of Torpedo across Bow.
9.31am: Torpedo passed ahead of HMS Inconstant.
9.33am: Track of Torpedo Port Bow (Galatea).
9.40am: Caledon altered course to starboard.
9.47am: Galatea ceased firing.
9.50am: Sighted Mine.
9.54am: Cardiff turned 16 points.
9.54am: Torpedo passed astern of Galatea.
9.55am: Submarine reported SSE 2 miles.
9.59am: Enemy Battleships reported bearing S30E 2 in number.
10.00am: Enemy Battleships opened fire.
10.05am: Caledon altered course to Port.
10.05am: Form Single line ahead.
10.50am: Caledon altered course to Port.
10.59am: 25 knots.
am: Course made good from 7.0 to noon E(mag) 26 miles.
11.25am: Passed Lion[?] mine.
11.45am: Course 331. Cardiff bearing S70E 5 miles. - typed insert for part of 17 November - main log page

Several of 'our' ships were involved but the logs we have don't cover this time.
From 1st BCS - New Zealand & Repulse
From 1st LCS - Inconstant
From 6th LCS - Cardiff, Ceres, Calypso & Caradoc

For a summary of the Battle/Action see Wikipedia . For lots more details See Vol V Chapter 4 of Naval Operation by Henry Newbolt
The Dockyard / Re: Albatross (1900) -- Crew Lists
« Last post by Hurlock on November 17, 2017, 07:46:45 am »
2nd March 1915

delivered G.C. medal dated Dec. 20 1913 to Schutz (F1c.)

Better late than never.
Dockside Cafe / Re: Word game: Anagrammatic variations - 2017
« Last post by Randi on November 17, 2017, 02:22:05 am »
too have (-s +b)


or not to have been, that is the anagrammatic variation
Dockside Cafe / Re: Word game: Anagrammatic variations - 2017
« Last post by Pommy Stuart on November 17, 2017, 02:09:51 am »
I haven't (-p)


that one before, does that make me am not?
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