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Lancsgreybeard

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Philomel in Skirmish
« on: April 20, 2011, 10:35:01 am »
Philomel, March 1916 in the vicinity of Chahbar

26th

21:30  Landed armed party consisting of 1 Lieut: 60 men, 12 maxims to assist military

27th

05:50  Military and landing party surrounded enemy.

07:45  Fired 2 rounds of common shell to hasten enemies surrender

09:00  Enemy surrendered

11:15  Landing party returned to ship

14:15  Remdr: of landing party returned with captured arms and ammunition

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Re: Philomel in Gun Boat Diplomacy
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2011, 02:29:03 pm »
From log of Philomel 29 March, 1916 - Sharjah

09:45    H.M.S. "Clio" sailed with Captain of H.M.S. "Philomel" on board to arrange peace terms between the Sheiks fighting ashore

17:15   H.M.S. "Clio" arrived and anchored, Captain of H.M.S. "Philomel" having arranged peace terms

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Re: Philomel in Skirmish
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2011, 02:35:14 pm »
I love the 7:45 entry - precisely what happened - I would have been babbling  ;D

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Re: Philomel in Gun Boat Diplomacy
« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2011, 02:40:50 pm »
From log of Philomel 29 March, 1916 - Sharjah

09:45    H.M.S. "Clio" sailed with Captain of H.M.S. "Philomel" on board to arrange peace terms between the Sheiks fighting ashore

17:15   H.M.S. "Clio" arrived and anchored, Captain of H.M.S. "Philomel" having arranged peace terms

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I was going to add that I thought Clio had been involved in that little fracas too, but I couldnt have been sure, without rooting back into her logs.

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Re: Philomel in More Gunboat Diplomacy
« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2011, 02:42:56 pm »
5 April, 1916

09.20   Landing party returning arms and equipment, seedies returning shells & cordite

14:55   Sheikdulla & 7 prisoners arrived on board and were placed under sentries charge

Typically I skipped pages for 1-4 April so I have no idea what happened

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