Personal war diary of Nathaniel John Wakeham, item 17

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200 rounds of extra shrapnel also landing stage some sport in store.

Jan 7th   Left Moudros at 7am. Very heavy seas running. At 2pm a submarine sighted just astern of us. Staunch being astern endevaoured to come her burals sank put a depth charge on top of her no oil was seen or anything else of submarine.  We continued patrol during the night.  

Jan 8th   Left patrol at 11 am met Hibernia at noon and escorted her to Cape Hellos.  On arrival we were relieved and ordered to Aliki there we received secret orders from Captain D.  Left for Keplolo leaving there at 9:30pm. on way out a motor lighter can  ... us hitting us on the Starboard quarter making a hole 4 feet square.  We plugged the hole with hammocks and proceeded opened orders, Peninsula to be evacuated proceeded to Moto Bay arriving at 11:20pm evacuation commenced at 11:30pm there being 19,500 troops to take off. Everything going lovely. 

Jan 9th   Enemy opened fire about 4am most of the troops were off everything exploding and in flames. Turks must have smelt a rat shrapnel poured down.  Our friend Asiatic Liz only fired a few rounds and out he went by a monitor.  All troops reported off at about 5-10am.  We left Morto Bay at 5:30am.   The strait was properly lit up by the explosions and fires.  Signal made from Vice Admiral to all ships taking part:- VA congratulates all officers and men of the fleet on the successful completion of the evacuation of the Army at Cape Hellos.  The only casualty being one mad wounded.  It was especially creditable during the latter part owing to the South Westerly wind freshening.   VA thanks Captain Stanley and the beach parties for their admirable work also the crews of the various vessels that took troops from the beaches -:.   We arrived at Keplolo at 8:30am.

Jan 10th   Left Keplolo for Moudros arriving at 6:30pm.  

Jan 11th   Take in hand by Blenheim for repairs.

Jan 14th   Repairs completed.  Received telegram from the KIng also from the C in C Grand Fleet on the splendid work of the Navy in the evacuation of the peninsular.  At 10:30am Hostile aeroplane over Moudros but driven off. Patrol now being 5 miles off Cale Hellos. Very heavy sea. 

Jan 16th   On patrol.  Shore batteries at Cape Hellos opened fire on us shots very close but no damage done. 


Jan 15th   Left Moudros for the Dardenelles.

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200 rounds of extra shrapnel also landing stage some sport in store.

Jan 7th   Left Moudros at 7am. Very heavy seas running. At 2pm a submarine sighted just astern of us. Staunch being astern endevaoured to come her burals sank put a depth charge on top of her no oil was seen or anything else of submarine.  We continued patrol during the night.  

Jan 8th   Left patrol at 11 am met Hibernia at noon and escorted her to Cape Hellos.  On arrival we were relieved and ordered to Aliki there we received secret orders from Captain D.  Left for Keplolo leaving there at 9:30pm. on way out a motor lighter can  ... us hitting us on the Starboard quarter making a hole 4 feet square.  We plugged the hole with hammocks and proceeded opened orders, Peninsula to be evacuated proceeded to Moto Bay arriving at 11:20pm evacuation commenced at 11:30pm there being 19,500 troops to take off. Everything going lovely. 

Jan 9th   Enemy opened fire about 4am most of the troops were off everything exploding and in flames. Turks must have smelt a rat shrapnel poured down.  Our friend Asiatic Liz only fired a few rounds and out he went by a monitor.  All troops reported off at about 5-10am.  We left Morto Bay at 5:30am.   The strait was properly lit up by the explosions and fires.  Signal made from Vice Admiral to all ships taking part:- VA congratulates all officers and men of the fleet on the successful completion of the evacuation of the Army at Cape Hellos.  The only casualty being one mad wounded.  It was especially creditable during the latter part owing to the South Westerly wind freshening.   VA thanks Captain Stanley and the beach parties for their admirable work also the crews of the various vessels that took troops from the beaches -:.   We arrived at Keplolo at 8:30am.

Jan 10th   Left Keplolo for Moudros arriving at 6:30pm.  

Jan 11th   Take in hand by Blenheim for repairs.

Jan 14th   Repairs completed.  Received telegram from the KIng also from the C in C Grand Fleet on the splendid work of the Navy in the evacuation of the peninsular.  At 10:30am Hostile aeroplane over Moudros but driven off. Patrol now being 5 miles off Cale Hellos. Very heavy sea. 

Jan 16th   On patrol.  Shore batteries at Cape Hellos opened fire on us shots very close but no damage done. 


Jan 15th   Left Moudros for the Dardenelles.


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  • January 26, 2018 14:12:39 Robert Morgan

    200 rounds of extra shrapnel also landing stage some sport in store.

    Jan 7th   Left Moudros at 7am. Very heavy seas running. At 2pm a submarine sighted just astern of us. Staunch being astern endevaoured to come her burals sank put a depth charge on top of her no oil was seen or anything else of submarine.  We continued patrol during the night.  

    Jan 8th   Left patrol at 11 am met Hibernia at noon and escorted her to Cape Hellos.  On arrival we were relieved and ordered to Aliki there we received secret orders from Captain D.  Left for Keplolo leaving there at 9:30pm. on way out a motor lighter can  ... us hitting us on the Starboard quarter making a hole 4 feet square.  We plugged the hole with hammocks and proceeded opened orders, Peninsula to be evacuated proceeded to Moto Bay arriving at 11:20pm evacuation commenced at 11:30pm there being 19,500 troops to take off. Everything going lovely. 

    Jan 9th   Enemy opened fire about 4am most of the troops were off everything exploding and in flames. Turks must have smelt a rat shrapnel poured down.  Our friend Asiatic Liz only fired a few rounds and out he went by a monitor.  All troops reported off at about 5-10am.  We left Morto Bay at 5:30am.   The strait was properly lit up by the explosions and fires.  Signal made from Vice Admiral to all ships taking part:- VA congratulates all officers and men of the fleet on the successful completion of the evacuation of the Army at Cape Hellos.  The only casualty being one mad wounded.  It was especially creditable during the latter part owing to the South Westerly wind freshening.   VA thanks Captain Stanley and the beach parties for their admirable work also the crews of the various vessels that took troops from the beaches -:.   We arrived at Keplolo at 8:30am.

    Jan 10th   Left Keplolo for Moudros arriving at 6:30pm.  

    Jan 11th   Take in hand by Blenheim for repairs.

    Jan 14th   Repairs completed.  Received telegram from the KIng also from the C in C Grand Fleet on the splendid work of the Navy in the evacuation of the peninsular.  At 10:30am Hostile aeroplane over Moudros but driven off. Patrol now being 5 miles off Cale Hellos. Very heavy sea. 

    Jan 16th   On patrol.  Shore batteries at Cape Hellos opened fire on us shots very close but no damage done. 


    Jan 15th   Left Moudros for the Dardenelles.

  • January 26, 2018 14:04:18 Robert Morgan

    200 rounds of extra shrapnel also landing stage some sport in store.

    Jan 7th   Left Moudros at 7am. Very heavy seas running. At 2pm a submarine sighted just astern of us. Staunch being astern endevaoured to come her burals sank put a depth charge on top of her no oil was seen or anything else of submarine.  We continued patrol during the night.  

    Jan 8th   Left patrol at 11 am met Hibernia at noon and escorted her to Cape Hellos.  On arrival we were relieved and ordered to Aliki there we received secret orders from Captain D.  Left for Keplolo leaving there at 9:30pm. on way out a motor lighter can  ... us hitting us on the Starboard quarter making a hole 4 feet square.  We plugged the hole with hammocks and proceeded opened orders, Peninsula to be evacuated proceeded to Moto Bay arriving at 11:20pm evacuation commenced at 11:30pm there being 19,500 troops to take off. Everything going lovely. 

    Jan 9th   Enemy opened fire about 4am most of the troops were off everything exploding and in flames. Turks must have smelt a rat shrapnel poured down.  Our friend Asiatic Liz only fired a few rounds and out he went by a monitor.  All troops reported off at about 5-10am.  We left Morto Bay at 5:30am.   The strait was properly lit up by the explosions and fires.  Signal made from Vice Admiral to all ships taking part:- VA congratulates all officers and men of the fleet on the successful completion of the evacuation of the Army at Cape Hellos.  The only casualty being one mad wounded.  It was especially creditable during the latter part owing to the South Westerly wind freshening.   VA thanks Captain Stanley and the beach parties for their admirable work also the crews of the various vessels that took troops from the beaches -:.   We arrived at Keplolo at 8:30am.

    Jan 10th   Left Keplolo for Moudros arriving at 6:30pm.  


  • January 26, 2018 13:48:03 Robert Morgan

    200 rounds of extra shrapnel also landing stage some sport in store.

    Jan 7th   Left Moudros at 7am. Very heavy seas running. At 2pm a submarine sighted just astern of us. Staunch being astern endevoured to come her burals sank put a depth charge on top of her no oil was seen or anything else of submarine.  We continued patrol during the night.  

    Jan 8th   Left patrol at 11 am met Hibernia at noon and escorted her to Cape Hellos.  On arrival we were relieved and ordered to Aliki there we received secret orders from Captain D.  Left for Keplolo leaving there at 9:30pm. on way out a motor lighter can  ... us hitting us on the Starboard quarter making a hole 4 feet square.  We plugged the hole with hammocks and proceeded opened orders, Peninsula to be evacuated proceeded to Moto Bay arriving at 11:20pm evacuation commenced at 11:30pm there being 19,500 troops to take off. Everything going lovely. 

    Jan 9th   


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  • 40.0481634||26.3013267||

    dardenelles

  • 39.9198413||25.141484||

    Moudros

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  • Additional document location Moudros


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John Wakeham
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January 8, 1916 – January 16, 1916
  • English

  • Naval Warfare




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