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Re: World War I centenary update
« Reply #150 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
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Re: World War I centenary update
« Reply #151 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

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Re: World War I centenary update
« Reply #152 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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Re: World War I centenary update
« Reply #153 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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Re: World War I centenary update
« Reply #154 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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Re: World War I centenary update
« Reply #155 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

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Re: World War I centenary update
« Reply #156 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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Re: World War I centenary update
« Reply #157 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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Re: World War I centenary update
« Reply #158 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

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Re: World War I centenary update
« Reply #159 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
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Re: World War I centenary update
« Reply #160 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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Re: World War I centenary update
« Reply #161 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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Re: World War I centenary update
« Reply #162 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

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Re: World War I centenary update
« Reply #163 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

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Re: World War I centenary update
« Reply #164 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
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