Personal war diary of Nathaniel John Wakeham, item 3

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Rough Log Aug 4th 1914 to July 5 1919 

Aug 4 On board TB10 on patrol off North Foreland with --- defence flotilla. Remained in TB10 until June 10th 1915.  On morning of June 10th we left Harwich at 3am and proceeded to patrol off --?-- Lightship at 3:55 am TB12 was struck by torpedo in bows.  We were told off to take her in tow and try and beach her.  At 4 - 5am we were struck by torpedo amidships sinking in a few seconds. Survivors from TB10  4 officers, and 9 men. After returning from leave recovering from wounds end of July joined depot but left 24 hours afterwards to stand by HMS Marmion building at Wallsend slipway Tyne.

Sept 3rd  Ship commissioned 

Sept 4th  Sailed for Scapa Flow to join 2nd flotilla.

Sept 5th  Arrived Scapa Flow.

Sept 6th  Ships company of Marmion turned over to HMS Comet Captain. Commander Pritchard. 

Sept 8th  Weighed at 6am proceeded to Flow for aiming rifle practice returning at 11am. Regatta for 2nd flotilla.  

Sept 10th  Proceeded to sea in company with Morning Star for battle practice returning at 6pm.

Sept 12th  Received orders to leave for Devonport sailed at 6am.

Sept 14th  Arrived Devonport at 6pm. 

Sept 16th  Slipped at 12:30pm proceeded to sea with Foyle in company met transport Esmeralda off --?-- escorting her to Devonport arrived 6:30pm. 

Sept 18th  Prepared to Dock, emptied oil tanks and got out ammunition. 

Sept 21st  Place under dockyard hands. Gave leave. 

Oct 6th  Proceeded with steam oiler and secured to buoy. 

Oct 8th  Proceeded in company with Redpole escorting transport --?-- 

Oct 9th  Arrived off --?-- at 4pm left transport returned to Devonport. 

Oct 10th  Arrived Devonport at 11:30am. 

Oct 11th  At 5:30pm proceeded with transport Carmania. 

Oct 12th At 2am oblidged to leave Carmania on account of weather being unable to keep up with her. Returned to Devonport. 

Oct 13th  Arrived Devonport 9am. 

Oct 14th  At 6am proceeded with Skeldrake escorting Transport Nile leaving her at 7pm. 

Oct 15th  Arrived Devonport 7:30am.

Oct 16th  At 5:30pm proceeded with Skeldrake escorting Huntsgreen. 


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Rough Log Aug 4th 1914 to July 5 1919 

Aug 4 On board TB10 on patrol off North Foreland with --- defence flotilla. Remained in TB10 until June 10th 1915.  On morning of June 10th we left Harwich at 3am and proceeded to patrol off --?-- Lightship at 3:55 am TB12 was struck by torpedo in bows.  We were told off to take her in tow and try and beach her.  At 4 - 5am we were struck by torpedo amidships sinking in a few seconds. Survivors from TB10  4 officers, and 9 men. After returning from leave recovering from wounds end of July joined depot but left 24 hours afterwards to stand by HMS Marmion building at Wallsend slipway Tyne.

Sept 3rd  Ship commissioned 

Sept 4th  Sailed for Scapa Flow to join 2nd flotilla.

Sept 5th  Arrived Scapa Flow.

Sept 6th  Ships company of Marmion turned over to HMS Comet Captain. Commander Pritchard. 

Sept 8th  Weighed at 6am proceeded to Flow for aiming rifle practice returning at 11am. Regatta for 2nd flotilla.  

Sept 10th  Proceeded to sea in company with Morning Star for battle practice returning at 6pm.

Sept 12th  Received orders to leave for Devonport sailed at 6am.

Sept 14th  Arrived Devonport at 6pm. 

Sept 16th  Slipped at 12:30pm proceeded to sea with Foyle in company met transport Esmeralda off --?-- escorting her to Devonport arrived 6:30pm. 

Sept 18th  Prepared to Dock, emptied oil tanks and got out ammunition. 

Sept 21st  Place under dockyard hands. Gave leave. 

Oct 6th  Proceeded with steam oiler and secured to buoy. 

Oct 8th  Proceeded in company with Redpole escorting transport --?-- 

Oct 9th  Arrived off --?-- at 4pm left transport returned to Devonport. 

Oct 10th  Arrived Devonport at 11:30am. 

Oct 11th  At 5:30pm proceeded with transport Carmania. 

Oct 12th At 2am oblidged to leave Carmania on account of weather being unable to keep up with her. Returned to Devonport. 

Oct 13th  Arrived Devonport 9am. 

Oct 14th  At 6am proceeded with Skeldrake escorting Transport Nile leaving her at 7pm. 

Oct 15th  Arrived Devonport 7:30am.

Oct 16th  At 5:30pm proceeded with Skeldrake escorting Huntsgreen. 



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  • January 29, 2018 01:20:35 Robert Morgan

    Rough Log Aug 4th 1914 to July 5 1919 

    Aug 4 On board TB10 on patrol off North Foreland with --- defence flotilla. Remained in TB10 until June 10th 1915.  On morning of June 10th we left Harwich at 3am and proceeded to patrol off --?-- Lightship at 3:55 am TB12 was struck by torpedo in bows.  We were told off to take her in tow and try and beach her.  At 4 - 5am we were struck by torpedo amidships sinking in a few seconds. Survivors from TB10  4 officers, and 9 men. After returning from leave recovering from wounds end of July joined depot but left 24 hours afterwards to stand by HMS Marmion building at Wallsend slipway Tyne.

    Sept 3rd  Ship commissioned 

    Sept 4th  Sailed for Scapa Flow to join 2nd flotilla.

    Sept 5th  Arrived Scapa Flow.

    Sept 6th  Ships company of Marmion turned over to HMS Comet Captain. Commander Pritchard. 

    Sept 8th  Weighed at 6am proceeded to Flow for aiming rifle practice returning at 11am. Regatta for 2nd flotilla.  

    Sept 10th  Proceeded to sea in company with Morning Star for battle practice returning at 6pm.

    Sept 12th  Received orders to leave for Devonport sailed at 6am.

    Sept 14th  Arrived Devonport at 6pm. 

    Sept 16th  Slipped at 12:30pm proceeded to sea with Foyle in company met transport Esmeralda off --?-- escorting her to Devonport arrived 6:30pm. 

    Sept 18th  Prepared to Dock, emptied oil tanks and got out ammunition. 

    Sept 21st  Place under dockyard hands. Gave leave. 

    Oct 6th  Proceeded with steam oiler and secured to buoy. 

    Oct 8th  Proceeded in company with Redpole escorting transport --?-- 

    Oct 9th  Arrived off --?-- at 4pm left transport returned to Devonport. 

    Oct 10th  Arrived Devonport at 11:30am. 

    Oct 11th  At 5:30pm proceeded with transport Carmania. 

    Oct 12th At 2am oblidged to leave Carmania on account of weather being unable to keep up with her. Returned to Devonport. 

    Oct 13th  Arrived Devonport 9am. 

    Oct 14th  At 6am proceeded with Skeldrake escorting Transport Nile leaving her at 7pm. 

    Oct 15th  Arrived Devonport 7:30am.

    Oct 16th  At 5:30pm proceeded with Skeldrake escorting Huntsgreen. 


  • January 23, 2018 12:37:14 Robert Morgan

    Rough Log Aug 4th 1914 to July 5 1919 

    Aug 4 On board TB10 on patrol off North Foreland with --- defence flotilla. Remained in TB10 until June 10th 1915.  On morning of June 10th we left Harwich at 3am and proceeded to patrol off --?-- Lighthship at 3:55 am TB12 was struck by torpedo in bows.  We were told off to take her in tow and try and beach her.  At 4 - 5am we were struck by torpedo amidships sinking in a few seconds. Survivors from TB10  4 officers, and 9 men. After returning from leave recovering from wounds end of July joined depot but left 24 hours afterwards to stand by HMS Marmion building at Wallsend slipway Tyne.

    Sept 3rd  Ship commissioned 

    Sept 4th  Sailed for Scapa Flow to join 2nd flotilla.

    Sept 5th  Arrived Scapa Flow.

    Sept 6th  Ships company of Marmion turned over to HMS Comet Captain. Commander Pritchard. 

    Sept 8th  Weighed at 6am proceeded to Flow for aiming rifle practice returning at 11am. Regatta for 2nd flotilla.  

    Sept 10th  Proceeded to sea in company with Morning Star for battle practice returning at 6pm.

    Sept 12th  Received orders to leave for Devonport sailed at 6am.

    Sept 14th  Arrived Devonport at 6pm. 

    Sept 16th  Slipped at 12:30pm proceeded to sea with Foyle in company met transport Esmeralda off --?-- escorting her to Devonport arrived 6:30pm. 

    Sept 18th  Prepared to Dock, emptied oil tanks and got out ammunition. 

    Sept 21st  Place under dockyard hands. Gave leave. 

    Oct 6th  Proceeded with steam oiler and secured to buoy. 

    Oct 8th  Proceeded in company with Redpole escorting transport --?-- 

    Oct 9th  Arrived off --?-- at 4pm left transport returned to Devonport. 

    Oct 10th  Arrived Devonport at 11:30am. 

    Oct 11th  At 5:30pm proceeded with transport Carmania. 

    Oct 12th At 2am oblidged to leave Carmania on account of weather being unable to keep up with her. Returned to Devonport. 

    Oct 13th  Arrived Devonport 9am. 

    Oct 14th  At 6am proceeded with Skeldrake escorting Transport Nile leaving her at 7pm. 

    Oct 15th  Arrived Devonport 7:30am.

    Oct 16th  At 5:30pm proceeded with Skeldrake escorting Huntsgreen. 



  • January 23, 2018 12:35:47 Robert Morgan

    Rough Log Aug 4th 1914 to July 5 1919 

    Aug 4 On board TB10 on patrol off North Foreland with --- defence flotilla. Remained in TB10 until June 10th 1915.  On morning of June 10th we left Harwich at 3am and proceeded to patrol off --?-- Lighthship at 3:55 am TB12 was struck by torpedo in bows.  We were told off to take her in tow and try and beach her.  At 4 - 5am we were struck by torpedo amidships sinking in a few seconds. Survivors from TB10  4 officers, and 9 men. After returning from leave recovering from wounds end of July joined depot but left 24 hours afterwards to stand by HMS Marmion building at Wallsend slipway Tyne.

    Sept 3rd  Ship commissioned 

    Sept 4th  Sailed for Scapa Flow to join 2nd flotilla.

    Sept 5th  Arrived Scapa Flow.

    Sept 6th  Ships company of Marmion turned over to HMS Comet Captain. Commander Pritchard. 

    Sept 8th  Weighed at 6am proceeded to Flow for aiming rifle practice returning at 11am. Regatta for 2nd flotilla.  

    Sept 10th  Proceeded to sea in company with Morning Star for battle practice returning at 6pm.

    Sept 12th  Received orders to leave for Devonport sailed at 6am.

    Sept 14th  Arrived Devonport at 6pm. 

    Sept 16th  Slipped at 12:30pm proceeded to sea with Foyle in company met transport Esmeralda off ---- escorting her to Devonport arrived 6:30pm. 

    Sept 18th  Prepared to Dock, emptied oil tanks and got out ammunition. 

    Sept 21st  Place under dockyard hands. Gave leave. 

    Oct 6th  Proceeded with steam oiler and secured to buoy. 

    Oct 8th  Proceeded in company with Redpole escorting transport --?-- 

    Oct 9th  Arrived off --?-- at 4pm left transport returned to Devonport. 

    Oct 10th  Arrived Devonport at 11:30am. 

    Oct 11th  At 5:30pm pproceeded with transport Carmania. 

    Oct 12th At 2am oblidged to leave Carmania on account of weather being unable to keep up with her. Rteurend to Devonport. 

    Oct 13th  Arrived Devonport 9am. 

    Oct 14th  At 6am proceeded with Skeldrake escorting Transport Nile leaving her at 7pm. 

    Oct 15th  Arrived devonport 7:30am.

    Oct 16th  At 5:30pm proceeded with Skeldrake escorting Huntsgreen. 



  • January 23, 2018 12:13:21 Robert Morgan

    Rough Log Aug 4th 1914 to July 5 1919 

    Aug 4 On board TB10 on patrol off North Foreland with --- defence flotilla. Remained in TB10 until June 10th 1915.  On morning of June 10th we left Harwich at 3am and proceeded to patrol off ---- Lighthship at 3:55 am TB12 was struck by torpedo in bows.  We were told off to take her in tow and try and beach her.  At 4 - 5am we were struck by torpedo amidships sinking in a few seconds. Survivors from TB10  4 officers, and 9 men. After returning from leave recovering from wounds and of July joined depot but left 24 hours afterwards to stand by HMS Marmion building at Wallsend slipway Tyne.

    Sept 3rd  Ship commissioned 

    Sept 4th Sailed for Scapa Flow to join 2nd flotilla.

    Sept 5th Arrived Scapa Flow.

    Sept 6th Ships company of Marmion turned over to HMS Comet Captain. Commander Pritchard. 

    Sept 8th  Weighed at 6am proceeded to Flow for aiming rifle practice returning at 11am. Regatta for 2nd flotilla.  



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  • 51.374981639235095||1.4450985979614188||

    North Foreland

  • 51.94748282597371||1.255576312133826||

    Harwich

  • 54.9864891163866||-1.5310916137694903||

    Wallsend

  • 58.9||-3.05||

    Scapa Flow

  • 50.37895965795937||-4.183511907714774||

    Devonport

Location(s)
  • Document location North Foreland
  • Additional document location Harwich
  • Additional document location Wallsend
  • Additional document location Scapa Flow
  • Additional document location Devonport


ID
17047 / 199472
Source
http://europeana1914-1918.eu/...
Contributor
John Wakeham
License
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/


August 4, 1914 – October 16, 1915
  • English

  • Naval Warfare




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