Personal war diary of Nathaniel John Wakeham, item 5

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Oct 17th  Left missing of Ushant at 6:30am returning

to Devonport but Tipperary ordered us and Skeldrake

to Q square (Q about 50 miles wets of Ireland)

Met Transport Frankmore and escorted her to Portsmouth. 

Oct 18th  At sea .

Oct 19th  Arrived in Portsmouth at 8:15am. Oiled left

Portsmouth 4pm.  Submarine reported off Nab Rock

and sank trawler. 

Oct 20th  Arrived Devonport 12:30am proceeded up harbour at 7am made fast to test condensers.  

Oct 23rd  Slipped at 12:15pm with Hope to escort

Kinform Castle. 

Oct 24th  Left Kinform Castle at 12:30pm off Ushant.

Carpathia reported 2 steamers sinking 10 miles SW

of Tusau. proceeded to Q square.

Oct 25th   Met Metagama at 2:30am escorted her

to Devonport arriving 3:30pm very heavy sea running. 

Oct 26th   Proceeded at 6:15am with Hope escorting

Qusonia Easterly gale blowing.  At 2:15am obidged

to leave her on account of weather arrived Devonport

7pm. 

Oct 27th  Proceeded at 6:30am in company with Tipperary

and Hope to search for Mountian Grange who had

lost her propeller but with no result.  At 9:30am

left Tipperary & proceeded to Q. met Transport

Egori at 5pm. 

Oct 28th  Arrived Devonport 6am.  

Oct 30th  Placed in Dockyard hands for boiler cleaning

gave leave. 

Nov 5th  Received news of ship going abroad missing

Staunch, Fury and Redpole gave leave.

Nov 8th  Gave 6Q Louis leave.

Nov 11th  Commander  Pritchard sick onshore command taken

over by Lieut Comdr. Pridham Whipple from

Minstral. 

Nov 13th  Left Devonport  9pm with Staunch,

Fury and Redpole. 

Nov 16th  Arrived Gibraltar at 2am.

Nov 17th   Left Gibraltar at 7am. 

Nov 20th  Arrived Malta at 8:30am.  Comet & Fury

placed under orders fo Rear Admiral Hibernia. 

Nov 21st  Proceeded at 6am with Hibernia, missing

Russell & Fury.  Comet & Fury acted as submarine

screen for battleships. At 4pm we formed up astern

on account of weather. Battleships left us to make the

best of weather on our own.  

Nov 22nd   Easterly gale & very heavy sea ship making

on average half a mile  an hour .   At 5pm weather worse

turned to make Malta but Fury's helm jammed

so resumed course to keep her company. 




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Oct 17th  Left missing of Ushant at 6:30am returning

to Devonport but Tipperary ordered us and Skeldrake

to Q square (Q about 50 miles wets of Ireland)

Met Transport Frankmore and escorted her to Portsmouth. 

Oct 18th  At sea .

Oct 19th  Arrived in Portsmouth at 8:15am. Oiled left

Portsmouth 4pm.  Submarine reported off Nab Rock

and sank trawler. 

Oct 20th  Arrived Devonport 12:30am proceeded up harbour at 7am made fast to test condensers.  

Oct 23rd  Slipped at 12:15pm with Hope to escort

Kinform Castle. 

Oct 24th  Left Kinform Castle at 12:30pm off Ushant.

Carpathia reported 2 steamers sinking 10 miles SW

of Tusau. proceeded to Q square.

Oct 25th   Met Metagama at 2:30am escorted her

to Devonport arriving 3:30pm very heavy sea running. 

Oct 26th   Proceeded at 6:15am with Hope escorting

Qusonia Easterly gale blowing.  At 2:15am obidged

to leave her on account of weather arrived Devonport

7pm. 

Oct 27th  Proceeded at 6:30am in company with Tipperary

and Hope to search for Mountian Grange who had

lost her propeller but with no result.  At 9:30am

left Tipperary & proceeded to Q. met Transport

Egori at 5pm. 

Oct 28th  Arrived Devonport 6am.  

Oct 30th  Placed in Dockyard hands for boiler cleaning

gave leave. 

Nov 5th  Received news of ship going abroad missing

Staunch, Fury and Redpole gave leave.

Nov 8th  Gave 6Q Louis leave.

Nov 11th  Commander  Pritchard sick onshore command taken

over by Lieut Comdr. Pridham Whipple from

Minstral. 

Nov 13th  Left Devonport  9pm with Staunch,

Fury and Redpole. 

Nov 16th  Arrived Gibraltar at 2am.

Nov 17th   Left Gibraltar at 7am. 

Nov 20th  Arrived Malta at 8:30am.  Comet & Fury

placed under orders fo Rear Admiral Hibernia. 

Nov 21st  Proceeded at 6am with Hibernia, missing

Russell & Fury.  Comet & Fury acted as submarine

screen for battleships. At 4pm we formed up astern

on account of weather. Battleships left us to make the

best of weather on our own.  

Nov 22nd   Easterly gale & very heavy sea ship making

on average half a mile  an hour .   At 5pm weather worse

turned to make Malta but Fury's helm jammed

so resumed course to keep her company. 





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  • January 25, 2018 14:09:20 Thomas A. Lingner

    Oct 17th  Left missing of Ushant at 6:30am returning

    to Devonport but Tipperary ordered us and Skeldrake

    to Q square (Q about 50 miles wets of Ireland)

    Met Transport Frankmore and escorted her to Portsmouth. 

    Oct 18th  At sea .

    Oct 19th  Arrived in Portsmouth at 8:15am. Oiled left

    Portsmouth 4pm.  Submarine reported off Nab Rock

    and sank trawler. 

    Oct 20th  Arrived Devonport 12:30am proceeded up harbour at 7am made fast to test condensers.  

    Oct 23rd  Slipped at 12:15pm with Hope to escort

    Kinform Castle. 

    Oct 24th  Left Kinform Castle at 12:30pm off Ushant.

    Carpathia reported 2 steamers sinking 10 miles SW

    of Tusau. proceeded to Q square.

    Oct 25th   Met Metagama at 2:30am escorted her

    to Devonport arriving 3:30pm very heavy sea running. 

    Oct 26th   Proceeded at 6:15am with Hope escorting

    Qusonia Easterly gale blowing.  At 2:15am obidged

    to leave her on account of weather arrived Devonport

    7pm. 

    Oct 27th  Proceeded at 6:30am in company with Tipperary

    and Hope to search for Mountian Grange who had

    lost her propeller but with no result.  At 9:30am

    left Tipperary & proceeded to Q. met Transport

    Egori at 5pm. 

    Oct 28th  Arrived Devonport 6am.  

    Oct 30th  Placed in Dockyard hands for boiler cleaning

    gave leave. 

    Nov 5th  Received news of ship going abroad missing

    Staunch, Fury and Redpole gave leave.

    Nov 8th  Gave 6Q Louis leave.

    Nov 11th  Commander  Pritchard sick onshore command taken

    over by Lieut Comdr. Pridham Whipple from

    Minstral. 

    Nov 13th  Left Devonport  9pm with Staunch,

    Fury and Redpole. 

    Nov 16th  Arrived Gibraltar at 2am.

    Nov 17th   Left Gibraltar at 7am. 

    Nov 20th  Arrived Malta at 8:30am.  Comet & Fury

    placed under orders fo Rear Admiral Hibernia. 

    Nov 21st  Proceeded at 6am with Hibernia, missing

    Russell & Fury.  Comet & Fury acted as submarine

    screen for battleships. At 4pm we formed up astern

    on account of weather. Battleships left us to make the

    best of weather on our own.  

    Nov 22nd   Easterly gale & very heavy sea ship making

    on average half a mile  an hour .   At 5pm weather worse

    turned to make Malta but Fury's helm jammed

    so resumed course to keep her company. 




  • January 23, 2018 13:38:56 Robert Morgan

    Oct 17th  Left --?-- of Ushant at 6:30am returning to Devonport but Tipperary ordered us and Skeldrake to Q square (Q about 50 miles wets of Ireland) Met Transport Frankmore and escorted her to Portsmouth. 

    Oct 18th  At sea .

    Oct 19th  Arrived in Portsmouth at 8:15am. Oiled left Portsmouth 4pm.  Submarine reported off Nab Rock and sank trawler. 

    Oct 20th  Arrived Devonport 12:30am proceeded up harbour at 7am made fast to test condensers.  

    Oct 23rd  Slipped at 12:15pm with Hope to escort Kinform Castle. 

    Oct 24th  Left Kinform Castle at 12:30pm off Ushant. Carpathia reported 2 steamers sinking 10 miles SW of Tusau. proceeded to Q square.

    Oct 25th   Met Metagama at 2:30am escorted her to Devonport arriving 3:30pm very heavy seas running. 

    Oct 26th   Proceeded at 6:15am with Hope escorting Qusonia Easterly galle blowing.  At 2:15am obidged to leave her on account of weather arrived Devonport 7pm. 

    Oct 27th  Proceeded at 6:30am in company with Tipperary and Hope to search for Mountian Grange who had lost her propeller but with no result.  At 9:30am left Tipperary and proceeded to Q met Transport Egori at 5pm. 

    Oct 28th  Arrived Devonport 6am.  

    Oct 30th  Placed in Dockyard hands for boiler cleaning gave leave. 

    Nov 5th  Received news of ship going abroad  --?-- Staunch, Fury and Redpole gave --?-- .

    Nov 8th  --?--

    Nov 11th  Commander  Pritchard sick--?-- command taken over by Lieut Commander Pridham Whipple from Mainstral. 

    Nov 13th  Left Devonport  9pm with Staunch, Fury and Redpole. 

    Nov 16th  Arrived Gibraltar at 2am.

    Nov 17th   Left Gibraltar at 7am. 

    Nov 20th  Arrived Malta at 8:30am.  Comet and Fury placed under orders fo Rear Admiral Hibernia. 

    Nov 21st  Proceeded at 6am with Hibernia, --?-- , Russell and Fury.  Comet and Fury acted as submarine screed for battleships. At 4pm we formed up astern on account of weather. Battleships left us to make the best of weather on our own.  

    Nov 22nd   Easterly gale and very heavy sea ship making on average half a mile an hour.   At 5pm weather worsened turned to make Malta but Fury's helm jammed so resumed course to keep her company. 





  • January 23, 2018 12:56:10 Robert Morgan

    Oct 17th  Left --?-- of Ushant at 6:30am returning to Devonport but Tipperary ordered us and Skeldrake to Q square (Q about 50 miles wets of Ireland) Met Transport Frankmore and escorted her to Portsmouth. 

    Oct 18th  At sea .

    Oct 19th  Arrived in Portsmouth at 8:15am. Oiled left Portsmouth 4pm.  Submarine reported off Nab Rock and sank trawler. 

    Oct 20th  Arrived Devonport 12:30am proceeded up harbour at 7am made fast to test condensers.  

    Oct 23rd  Slipped at 12:15pm with Hope to escort Kinform Castle. 

    Oct 24th  Left Kinform Castle at 12:30pm off Ushant. Carpathia reported 2 steamers sinking 10 miles SW of Tusau. proceeded to Q square.

    Oct 25th  


  • January 23, 2018 12:54:53 Robert Morgan

    Oct 17th  Left --?-- of Ushant at 6:30am returning to Devonport but Tipperary ordered us and Skeldrake to Q square (Q about 50 miles wets of Ireleand) Met Transport Frankmore and escported her to Portsmouth. 

    Oct 18th  At sea .

    Oct 19th  Arrived in Portsmouth at 8:15am. Oiled left Portsmouth 4pm.  Submarine reported off Nab Rock and sank trawler. 

    Oct 20th  Arrived Devonport 12:30am proceeded up harbour at 7am made fast to test condensers.  

    Oct 23rd  Slipped at 12:15pm with Hope to escort Kinform Castle. 

    Oct 24th  Left Kinform Castle at 12:30pm off Ushant. Carpathia reported 2 steamers sinking 10 miles SW of Tusau. proceeded to Q square.

    Oct 25th  


  • January 23, 2018 12:47:44 Robert Morgan

    Oct 17th  Left --?-- of Ushant at 6:30am returning to Devonport but Tipperary ordered us and Skeldrake to Q square (Q about 50 miles wets of Ireleand) Met Transport Frankmore and escported her to Portsmouth. 

    Oct 18th  At sea .

    Oct 19th  Arrived in Portsmouth at 8:1


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  • 50.37815846460346||-4.183765000585936||

    Devonport

  • 53.48367747224933||-13.470862193750008||

    Ireland, 50 miles west of

  • 50.8197675||-1.0879769||

    Portsmouth

  • 50.695587728461376||-0.9215858066406781||

    Nab Rock

  • 48.4613624||-5.0913948||

    Ushant

  • 35.937496||14.375416||

    Malta

  • 36.148521921437016||-5.3518628828124974||

    Gibraltar

Location(s)
  • Document location Devonport
  • Additional document location Ireland, 50 miles west of
  • Additional document location Portsmouth
  • Additional document location Nab Rock
  • Additional document location Ushant
  • Additional document location Malta
  • Additional document location Gibraltar


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17047 / 199474
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Contributor
John Wakeham
License
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October 17, 1915 – November 22, 1915
  • English

  • Naval Warfare




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