Personal war diary of Nathaniel John Wakeham, item 11

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Dec 16th  Divers examined propellers, reported not bad enough to dock so prepared for sea.  Report from GHQ Damage done during week by Turks at Yami Selc 2 killed 3 wounded 2 tents destroyed and 3 horses killed not bad for the amount of ammunition they fired about 300 rounds of 11 inch.

Dec 17th  Left Moudros [Limnos] at 10am embarked Wing Captain and mails took them to Keplolo then to patrol  arriving 6pm. Took up position on right flank of French Army. Turkish batteries were very active during the night. 

Dec 18th  Patrolling between Sedd el Bahr and Jemi Skekr Turks bombarding Sedd el Bahr all day doing by all accounts plenty of damage plenty of their rounds falling short and giving us a good time.  A 6pm took up patrol of KumKale but nothing happened during the night except the usual greetings about every four hours.  At 7pm Hostile submarine in Sula Bay but he got clear.  

Dec 19th   Left patrol at 8am for Limnos.  Trawler reported submarine off Cape Irene (Cape just outside Limnos) had a look for him but no see we arrived at Limnos 12:30pm.  

Dec 20th   Left Modrous 11:30am to return on patrol arrived 3:30pm and took up station on Right flank  Turks opened fire on one of our troop ships disembarking troops we covered them, shells dropping like rain and almost hitting but trooper finished her job and we advanced again. into our position At Sula Bay --?--  Anzac our troops were withdrawn only casualties being three men wounded. 

Dec 21st    Very heavy sea and SE gales nothing doing during the day. At 6pm took up patrol on Asiatic side a very heavy artillery duel going on ashore we opened fire at Kum Kale but got no reply from shore. At 9pm a dozen motor lighters broke adrift so us and Fury were detailed to look for them but it was pitch dark and could see nothing.  

Dec 22nd   Still searching for lighters one lighter found crew safe  except one stoker missing. Arrived back on patrol at 11:30am.  Took up patrol on Asiatic side opened fire at intervals but no reply from Batteries. 

Dec 23rd   At 2:30pm submarine E11 returned from up the Dardenelles being away a month we escorted her to Limnos arriving at 4pm.

Dec 24th   Nothing doing commenced five days boiler cleaning.

Dec 28th   Dry day but made the best of it.

Dec 27th   Hostile aircraft overhead but driven off. 

Dec 28th   Boiler cleaning completed. Prepare for sea.


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Dec 16th  Divers examined propellers, reported not bad enough to dock so prepared for sea.  Report from GHQ Damage done during week by Turks at Yami Selc 2 killed 3 wounded 2 tents destroyed and 3 horses killed not bad for the amount of ammunition they fired about 300 rounds of 11 inch.

Dec 17th  Left Moudros [Limnos] at 10am embarked Wing Captain and mails took them to Keplolo then to patrol  arriving 6pm. Took up position on right flank of French Army. Turkish batteries were very active during the night. 

Dec 18th  Patrolling between Sedd el Bahr and Jemi Skekr Turks bombarding Sedd el Bahr all day doing by all accounts plenty of damage plenty of their rounds falling short and giving us a good time.  A 6pm took up patrol of KumKale but nothing happened during the night except the usual greetings about every four hours.  At 7pm Hostile submarine in Sula Bay but he got clear.  

Dec 19th   Left patrol at 8am for Limnos.  Trawler reported submarine off Cape Irene (Cape just outside Limnos) had a look for him but no see we arrived at Limnos 12:30pm.  

Dec 20th   Left Modrous 11:30am to return on patrol arrived 3:30pm and took up station on Right flank  Turks opened fire on one of our troop ships disembarking troops we covered them, shells dropping like rain and almost hitting but trooper finished her job and we advanced again. into our position At Sula Bay --?--  Anzac our troops were withdrawn only casualties being three men wounded. 

Dec 21st    Very heavy sea and SE gales nothing doing during the day. At 6pm took up patrol on Asiatic side a very heavy artillery duel going on ashore we opened fire at Kum Kale but got no reply from shore. At 9pm a dozen motor lighters broke adrift so us and Fury were detailed to look for them but it was pitch dark and could see nothing.  

Dec 22nd   Still searching for lighters one lighter found crew safe  except one stoker missing. Arrived back on patrol at 11:30am.  Took up patrol on Asiatic side opened fire at intervals but no reply from Batteries. 

Dec 23rd   At 2:30pm submarine E11 returned from up the Dardenelles being away a month we escorted her to Limnos arriving at 4pm.

Dec 24th   Nothing doing commenced five days boiler cleaning.

Dec 28th   Dry day but made the best of it.

Dec 27th   Hostile aircraft overhead but driven off. 

Dec 28th   Boiler cleaning completed. Prepare for sea.



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  • February 5, 2018 16:00:29 Robert Morgan

    Dec 16th  Divers examined propellers, reported not bad enough to dock so prepared for sea.  Report from GHQ Damage done during week by Turks at Yami Selc 2 killed 3 wounded 2 tents destroyed and 3 horses killed not bad for the amount of ammunition they fired about 300 rounds of 11 inch.

    Dec 17th  Left Moudros [Limnos] at 10am embarked Wing Captain and mails took them to Keplolo then to patrol  arriving 6pm. Took up position on right flank of French Army. Turkish batteries were very active during the night. 

    Dec 18th  Patrolling between Sedd el Bahr and Jemi Skekr Turks bombarding Sedd el Bahr all day doing by all accounts plenty of damage plenty of their rounds falling short and giving us a good time.  A 6pm took up patrol of KumKale but nothing happened during the night except the usual greetings about every four hours.  At 7pm Hostile submarine in Sula Bay but he got clear.  

    Dec 19th   Left patrol at 8am for Limnos.  Trawler reported submarine off Cape Irene (Cape just outside Limnos) had a look for him but no see we arrived at Limnos 12:30pm.  

    Dec 20th   Left Modrous 11:30am to return on patrol arrived 3:30pm and took up station on Right flank  Turks opened fire on one of our troop ships disembarking troops we covered them, shells dropping like rain and almost hitting but trooper finished her job and we advanced again. into our position At Sula Bay --?--  Anzac our troops were withdrawn only casualties being three men wounded. 

    Dec 21st    Very heavy sea and SE gales nothing doing during the day. At 6pm took up patrol on Asiatic side a very heavy artillery duel going on ashore we opened fire at Kum Kale but got no reply from shore. At 9pm a dozen motor lighters broke adrift so us and Fury were detailed to look for them but it was pitch dark and could see nothing.  

    Dec 22nd   Still searching for lighters one lighter found crew safe  except one stoker missing. Arrived back on patrol at 11:30am.  Took up patrol on Asiatic side opened fire at intervals but no reply from Batteries. 

    Dec 23rd   At 2:30pm submarine E11 returned from up the Dardenelles being away a month we escorted her to Limnos arriving at 4pm.

    Dec 24th   Nothing doing commenced five days boiler cleaning.

    Dec 28th   Dry day but made the best of it.

    Dec 27th   Hostile aircraft overhead but driven off. 

    Dec 28th   Boiler cleaning completed. Prepare for sea.


  • January 25, 2018 20:01:24 Robert Morgan

    Dec 16th  Divers examined propellers, reported not bad enough to dock so prepared for sea.  Report from GHQ Damage done during week by Turks at Yami Selc 2 killed 3 wounded 2 tents destroyed and 3 horses killed not bad for the amount of ammunition they fired about 300 rounds of 11 inch.

    Dec 17th  Left Moudros [Limnos] at 10am embarked Wing Captain and mails took them to Keplolo then to patrol  arriving 6pm. Took up position on right flank of French Army. Turkish batteries were very active during the night. 

    Dec 18th  Patrolling between Sedd el Bahr and Jemi Skekr Turks bombarding Sedd el Bahr all day doing by all accounts plenty of damage plenty of their rounds falling short and giving us a good time.  A 6pm took up patrol of KumKale but nothing happened during the night except the usual greetings about every four hours.  At 7pm Hostile submarine in Sula Bay but he got clear.  

    Dec 19th   Left patrol at 8am for Limnos.  Trawler reported submarine off Cape Irene (Cape just outside Limnos) had a look for him but no see we arrived at Limnos 12:30pm.  

    Dec 20th   Left Modrous 11:30am to return on patrol arrived 3:30pm and took up station on Right flank  Turks opened fire on one of our troop ships disembarking troops we covered them, shells dropping like rain and almost hitting but trooper finished her job and we advanced again. into our position At Sula Bay --?--  Anzac our troops were withdrawn only casualties being three men wounded. 

    Dec 21st    Very heavy sea and SE gales nothing doing during the day. At 6pm took up patrol on Asiatic side a very heavy artillery duel going on ashore we opened fire at Kum Kale but got no reply from shore. At 9pm a dozen motor lighters broke adrift so us and Fury were detailed to look for them but it was pitch dark and could see nothing.  

    Dec 22nd   Still searching for lighters one lighter found crew safe  except one stoker missing. Arrived back on patrol at 11:30am.  Took up patrol on Asiatic side opened fire at intervals but no reply from Batteries. 

    Dec 23rd   At 2:30pm submarine E11 returned from up the Dardenelles being away a month we escorted her to Limnos arriving at 4pm.

    Dec 24th   Nothing doing commenced five days boiler cleaning.

    Dec 28th   --?-- day but made the best of it.

    Dec 27th   Hostile aircraft overhead but driven off. 

    Dec 28th   Boiler cleaning completed. Prepare for sea.



  • January 25, 2018 19:40:34 Robert Morgan

    Dec 16th  Divers examined propellers, reported not bad enough to dock so prepared for sea.  Report from GHQ Damage done during week by Turks at Yami Selc 2 killed 3 wounded 2 tents destroyed and 3 horses killed not bad for the amount of ammunition they fired about 300 rounds of 11 inch.

    Dec 17th  Left Limnos at 10am embarked Wing Captain and mails took them to Keplolo then to patrol  arriving 6pm. Took up position on right flank of French Army. Turkish batteries were very active during the night. 

    Dec 18th  Patrolling between Sedd el Bahr and Jemi Skekr Turks bombarding Sedd el Bahr all day doing by all accounts plenty of damage plenty of their rounds falling short and giving us a good time.  A 6pm took up patrol of KumKale but nothing happened during the night except the usual greetings about every four hours.  At 7pm Hostile submarine in Sula Bay but he got clear.  

    Dec 19th   Left patrol at 8am for Limnos.  Trawler reported submarine off Cape Irene (Cape just outside Limnos) had a look for him but no see we arrived at Limnos 12:30pm.  

    Dec 20th   Left Limnos 11:30am to return on patrol arrived 3:30pm and took up station on Right flank  Turks opened fire on one of our troop ships disembarking troops we covered them, shells dropping like rain and almost hitting but trooper finished her job and we advanced again. into our position At Sula Bay --?--  Anzac our troops were withdrawn only casualties being three men wounded. 

    Dec 21st    Very heavy sea and SE gales nothing doing during the day. At 6pm took up patrol on Asiatic side a very heavy artillery duel going on ashore we opened fire at Kum Kale but got no reply from shore. At 9pm a dozen motor lighters broke adrift so us and Fury were detailed to look for them but it was pitch dark and could see nothing.  

    Dec 22nd   Still searching for lighters one lighter found crew safe  except one stoker missing. Arrived back on patrol at 11:30am.  Took up patrol on Asiatic side opened fire at intervals but no reply from Batteries. 

    Dec 23rd   At 2:30pm submarine E11 returned from up the Dardenelles being away a month we escorted her to Limnos arriving at 4pm.

    Dec 24th   Nothing doing commenced five days boiler cleaning.

    Dec 28th   --?-- day but made the best of it.

    Dec 27th   Hostile aircraft overhead but driven off. 

    Dec 28th   Boiler cleaning completed. Prepare for sea.



  • January 25, 2018 19:40:23 Robert Morgan

    Dec 16th  Divers examined propellers, reported not bad enough to dock so prepared for sea.  Report from GHQ Damage done during week by Turks at Yami Selc 2 killed 3 wounded 2 tents destroyed and 3 horses killed not bad for the amount of ammunition they fired about 300 rounds of 11 inch.

    Dec 17th  Left Limnos at 10am embarked Wing Captain and mails took them to Keplolo then to patrol  arriving 6pm. Took up position on right flank of French Army. Turkish batteries were very active during the night. 

    Dec 18th  Patrolling between Sedd el Bahr and Jemi Skekr Turks bombarding Sedd el Bahr all day doing by all accounts plenty of damage plenty of their rounds falling short and giving us a good time.  A 6pm took up patrol of KumKale but nothing happened during the night except the usual greetings about every four hours.  At 7pm Hostile submarine in Sula Bay but he got clear.  

    Dec 19th   Left patrol at 8am for Limnos.  Trawler reported submarine off Cape Irene (Cape just outside Limnos) had a look for him but no see we arrived at Limnos 12:30pm.  

    Dec 20th   Left Limnos 11:30am to return on patrol arrived 3:30pm and took up station on Right flank  Turks opened fire on one of our troop ships disembarking troops we covered them, shells dropping like rain and almost hitting but trooper finished her job and we advanced again. into our position At Sula Bay --?--  Anzac our troops were withdrawn only casualties being three men wounded. 

    Dec 21st    Very heavy sea and SE gales nothing doing during the day. At 6pm took up patrol on Asiatic side a very heavy artillary duel going on ashore we opened fire at Kum Kale but got no reply from shore. At 9pm a dozen motor lighters broke adrift so us and Fury were detailed to look for them but it was pitch dark and could see nothing.  

    Dec 22nd   Still searching for lighters one lighter found crew safe  except one stoker missing. Arrived back on patrol at 11:30am.  Took up patrol on Asiatic side opened fire at intervals but no reply from Batteries. 

    Dec 23rd   At 2:30pm submarine E11 returned from up the Dardenelles being away a month we escorted her to Limnos arriving at 4pm.

    Dec 24th   Nothing doing commenced five days boiler cleaning.

    Dec 28th   --?-- day but made the best of it.

    Dec 27th   Hostile aircraft overhead but driven off. 

    Dec 28th   Boiler cleaning completed. Prepare for sea.



  • January 25, 2018 19:16:44 Robert Morgan

    Dec 16th  Divers examined propellers, reported not bad enough to dock so prepared for sea.  Report from GHQ Damage done during week by Turks at Yami Selc 2 killed 3 wounded 2 tents destroyed and 3 horses killed not bad for the amount of ammunition they fired about 300 rounds of 11 inch.

    Dec 17th  Left Limnos at 10am embarked Wing Captain and mails took them to Keplolo then to patrol  arriving 6pm. Took up position on right flank of French Army. Turkish batteries were very active during the night. 

    Dec 18th  Patrolling between Sedd el Bahr and Jemi Skekr Turks bombarding Sedd el Bahr all day doing by all accounts plenty of damage plenty of their rounds falling short and giving us a good time.  A 6pm took up patrol of KumKale but nothing happened during the night except the usual greetings about every four hours.  At 7pm Hostile submarine in Sula Bay but he got clear.  

    Dec 19th   Left patrol at 8am for Limnos.  Trawler reported submarine off Cape Irene (Cape just outside Limnos) had a look for him but no see we arrived at Limnos 12:30pm.  

    Dec 20th   Left Limnos 11:30am to return on patrol arrived 3:30pm and took up station on Right flank  Turks opened fire on one of our troop ships disembarking troops we covered them, shells dropping like rain and almost hitting but trooper finished her job and we advanced again. into our position At Sula Bay --?--  Anzac our troops were withdrawn only casualties being three men wounded. 

    Dec 21st    


  • January 25, 2018 19:14:08 Robert Morgan

    Dec 16th  Divers examined propellers, reported not bad enough to dock so prepared for sea.  Report from GHQ Damage done during week by Turks at Yami Selc 2 killed 3 wounded 2 tents destroyed and 3 horses killed not bad for the amount of ammunition they fired about 300 rounds of 11 inch.

    Dec 17th  Left Limnos at 10am embarked Wing Captain and mails took them to Keplolo then to patrol  arriving 6pm. Took up position on right flank of French Army. Turkish batteries were very active during the night. 

    Dec 18th  Patrolling between Sedd el Bahr and Jemi Skekr Turks bombarding Sedd el Bahr all day doing by all accounts plenty of damage plenty of their rounds falling short and giving us a good time.  A 6pm took up patrol of KumKale but nothing happened during the night except the usual greetings about every four hours.  At 7pm Hostile submarine in Sevla Bay but he got clear.  

    Dec 19th   Left patrol at 8am for Limnos.  Trawler reported submarine off Cape Irene (Cape just outside Limnos) had a look for him but no see we arrived at Limnos 12:30pm.  

    Dec 20th   Left Limnos 11:30am to return on patrol arrived 3:30pm and took up station on Right flank  Turks opened fire on one of our troop ships disembarking troops we covered them, shells dropping like rain and almost hitting but trooper finished her job and we advanced again. into our position At Suvla Bay --?--  Anzac our troops were withdrawn only casualties being three men wounded. 

    Dec 21st    


  • January 25, 2018 19:06:47 Robert Morgan

    Dec 16th  Divers examined propellers, reported not bad enough to dock so prepared for sea.  Report from GHQ Damage done during week by Turks at Yami Selc 2 killed 3 wounded 2 tents destroyed and 3 horses killed not bad for the amount of ammunition they fired about 300 rounds of 11 inch.

    Dec 17th  Left Limnos at 10am embarked Wing Captain and mails took them to Keplolo then to patrol  arriving 6pm. Took up position on right flank of French Army. Turkish batteries were very active during the night. 

    Dec 18th  Patrolling between Sedd el Bahr and Jemi Skekr Turks bombarding Sedd el Bahr all day doing by all accounts plenty of damage plenty of their rounds falling short and giving us a good time.  A 6pm took up patrol of KumKale but nothing happened during the night except the usual greetings about every four hours.  At 7pm Hostile submarine in Sevla Bay but he got clear.  

    Dec 19th   Left patrol at 8am for Limnos.  Trawler reported submarine off Cape Irene (Cape just outside Limnos) had a look for him but no see we arrived at Limnos 12:30pm.  

    Dec 20th   


  • January 25, 2018 18:50:23 Robert Morgan

    Dec 16th  Divers examined propellers, reported not bad enough to dock so prepared for sea.  Report from GHQ Damage done during week by Turks at Yami Selc 2 killed 3 wounded 2 tents destroyed and 3 horses killed not bad for the amount of ammunition they fired about 300 rounds of 11 inch.

    Dec 17th  Left Limnos at 10am embarked Wing Captain and mails took them to Keplolo then to patrol  arriving 6pm. Took up position on right flank of French Army. Turkish batteries were very active during the night. 

    Dec 18th  Patrolling between Seddul Baki and Jemi Skekr Turks bombarding Seddul Bake all day doing by all accounts plenty oof damage plenty of their rounds falling short and giving us a good time.  A 6pm took up patrol of Kumu Kale but nothing happened during the night except the usual greetings about every four hours.  At 7pm Hostile submarine in Sevla Bay but he got clear.  

    Dec 19th   



  • January 25, 2018 17:27:59 Robert Morgan

    Dec 16th  Divers examined propellers, reported not bad enough to dock so prepared for sea.  Report from GHQ Damage done during week by Turks at Yami Selc 2 killed 3 wounded 2 tents destroyed and 3 horses killed not bad for the amount of ammunition they fired about 300 rounds of 11 inch.

    Dec 17th  Left Limnos at 10am embarked Wing Captain and mails took them to Keplolo then to patrol  arriving 6pm. Took up position on right flank of French Army. Turkish batteries were very active during the night. 

    Dec 18th  Patrolling between Seddul Baki and Jemi Skekr Turks bombarding Seddul Bake all day doing by all accounts plenty oof damage plenty of their rounds falling short and giving us a good time.  



  • January 25, 2018 17:22:51 Robert Morgan

    Dec 16th  Divers examined propellers, reported not bad enough to dock so prepared for sea.  Report from GHQ Damage done during week by Turks at Yami Selc 2 killed 3 wounded 2 tents destroyed and 3 horses killed not bad for the amount of ammunition they fired about 300 rounds of 11 inch.

    Dec 17th  



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  • 40.0481634||26.3013267||

    Dardenelles

  • 39.9198413||25.141484||

    Moudros

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  • Document location Dardenelles
  • Additional document location Moudros


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17047 / 199480
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John Wakeham
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December 16, 1915 – December 28, 1915
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  • Naval Warfare




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