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Re: World War I centenary update
« Reply #15 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

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« Reply #16 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

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Re: World War I centenary update
« Reply #17 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

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« Reply #18 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

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Re: World War I centenary update
« Reply #19 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

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Re: World War I centenary update
« Reply #20 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

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Re: World War I centenary update
« Reply #21 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

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Re: World War I centenary update
« Reply #22 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

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Re: World War I centenary update
« Reply #23 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

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Re: World War I centenary update
« Reply #24 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

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« Reply #25 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

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« Reply #26 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

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« Reply #27 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

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« Reply #28 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

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Re: World War I centenary update
« Reply #29 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