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Re: World War I centenary update
« Reply #1470 on: November 08, 2017, 07:45:24 am »
8 November 1917

HMS Carrigan Head, convoy escort approaching Ireland, 1.40pm: [Escort] destroyers hove in sight, 7 in number (American)
http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-09-HMS_Carrigan_Head.htm

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Re: World War I centenary update
« Reply #1471 on: November 09, 2017, 07:27:57 am »
9 November 1917

HMS Carrigan Head, Celtic Sea: High following sea; ship pitching & rolling very heavily [wind 8, sea 7 at 1pm]
http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-09-HMS_Carrigan_Head.htm

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Re: World War I centenary update
« Reply #1472 on: November 10, 2017, 07:49:14 am »
10 November 1917

HMS Challenger, Kilindini,11am: Prepared for sea; received 40 cases aircraft bombs and 11 bags mail for passage
http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Challenger.htm

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Re: World War I centenary update
« Reply #1473 on: November 11, 2017, 07:46:07 am »
11 November 1917

HMS Carrigan Head, near Lizard UK, daylight: All ships of convoy in sight; now 19 vessels
http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-09-HMS_Carrigan_Head.htm

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Re: World War I centenary update
« Reply #1474 on: November 12, 2017, 07:41:44 am »
12 November 1917

HMS Astraea, Simon's Town to Luderitz Bucht, 6.10pm: Sighted 3 whales ahead
http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Astraea.htm

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Re: World War I centenary update
« Reply #1475 on: November 13, 2017, 07:36:04 am »
13 November 1917

HMS Coronado, UK-US, 5.25pm: Derelict oil barge [abeam]; commenced firing 4" common shell into it
http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-09-HMS_Coronado.htm

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Re: World War I centenary update
« Reply #1476 on: November 14, 2017, 07:44:53 am »
14 November 1917

HMS Almanzora, Dakar, 9.30am: 12 ratings left ship to join vessels of convoy as signalmen
http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Almanzora.htm

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Re: World War I centenary update
« Reply #1477 on: November 15, 2017, 07:43:14 am »
15 November 1917

HMS Juno, Trincomalee, 8.30am: HMS Venus towing target; carried out 3-pdr sub-calibre firing stbd guns
http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Juno.htm 

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Re: World War I centenary update
« Reply #1478 on: November 16, 2017, 07:41:39 am »
16 November 1917

HMS Roxburgh, Lough Swilly to Bermuda, pm: Lost overboard by accident: 1 sword bayonet, 1 scabbard
http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Roxburgh.htm 

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Re: World War I centenary update
« Reply #1479 on: Today at 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 Naval-history.net 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.

https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-42346/0067_1.jpg - typed insert for part of 17 November
https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-42346/0068_1.jpg - 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