Personal war diary of Nathaniel John Wakeham, item 19

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At 8pm Grafton and Bulldog commenced bombardment at W and V beaches.  Turks returned the fire. At about 9pm  we were recalled to Moudros. Nearly time we are being shaken to pieces by broken propeller.

Jan 17th   Arrive Moudros 7am.

Jan 18th to Feb 7th boiler cleaning and waiting orders to go to dock. during this time landing almost every morning for route marches full marching order and everything thats good. 

Feb 8th   Completed with stores and raise steam for Malta and we are not sorry.

Feb 9th   Left Moudros at noon Rotten weather.

Feb 10th   At sea still calling. 

Feb 11th   Arrived Malta noon.  Gave 4 days general leave plenty doing.  taken in hand by Dockyard on propellers being got off. all blades were damaged. 

Feb 24th   Undocked new blades not yet arrived.

March 20th    propellers arrived from England Docked. 

March 24th   Undocked

March 25th  Steam trial report satisfactory.

March 26th   Proceeded to sea escorting Oiler Winamac

March 27th   At sea.

March 28th   Left Winamac at Trilo at 8 am and proceeded to Moudros arriving at 6:45pm. 

March 29th   At Moudros. 

March 30th   Left at 1am for Dardenelles and patrol.

March 31st   On patrol.  Turks opened fire at our aeroplanes flying over Hellos.

April 1st   On patrol. During night Augora laid mines.

April 2nd   Left patrol 11am arrived Moudros 1:30pm.

April 3rd   At Moudros.

April 4th   Left for patrol 10am.  Rotten weather.

April 5th   On patrol. 

April 6th  Left patrol for Keplolo and anchored. Left again at 5:30pm Q aeroplane made a signal to say one of our machines in sea off Gaba Tekel we proceeded full speed to Gaba Tekel. Turks opened up fire but he got no hits.  Airman picked up by Savage.  Left here at 7:15pm and glad of it getting rather warm.  Took up night patrol.  Augora laid mines during the night. 

Aptil 7th   Left pathos and arrived Moudros 1:30pm.  

April 8th   Moudros.

April 9th   Left for patrol. nothing doing.  Augora laid mines.

April 10th  11th   On patrol,.

April 12th    Turks opened fire at daybreak with about 11 inch guns. At 11am smoke seen up straits. At 12:30 Turks again opened fire we engaged them at 


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At 8pm Grafton and Bulldog commenced bombardment at W and V beaches.  Turks returned the fire. At about 9pm  we were recalled to Moudros. Nearly time we are being shaken to pieces by broken propeller.

Jan 17th   Arrive Moudros 7am.

Jan 18th to Feb 7th boiler cleaning and waiting orders to go to dock. during this time landing almost every morning for route marches full marching order and everything thats good. 

Feb 8th   Completed with stores and raise steam for Malta and we are not sorry.

Feb 9th   Left Moudros at noon Rotten weather.

Feb 10th   At sea still calling. 

Feb 11th   Arrived Malta noon.  Gave 4 days general leave plenty doing.  taken in hand by Dockyard on propellers being got off. all blades were damaged. 

Feb 24th   Undocked new blades not yet arrived.

March 20th    propellers arrived from England Docked. 

March 24th   Undocked

March 25th  Steam trial report satisfactory.

March 26th   Proceeded to sea escorting Oiler Winamac

March 27th   At sea.

March 28th   Left Winamac at Trilo at 8 am and proceeded to Moudros arriving at 6:45pm. 

March 29th   At Moudros. 

March 30th   Left at 1am for Dardenelles and patrol.

March 31st   On patrol.  Turks opened fire at our aeroplanes flying over Hellos.

April 1st   On patrol. During night Augora laid mines.

April 2nd   Left patrol 11am arrived Moudros 1:30pm.

April 3rd   At Moudros.

April 4th   Left for patrol 10am.  Rotten weather.

April 5th   On patrol. 

April 6th  Left patrol for Keplolo and anchored. Left again at 5:30pm Q aeroplane made a signal to say one of our machines in sea off Gaba Tekel we proceeded full speed to Gaba Tekel. Turks opened up fire but he got no hits.  Airman picked up by Savage.  Left here at 7:15pm and glad of it getting rather warm.  Took up night patrol.  Augora laid mines during the night. 

Aptil 7th   Left pathos and arrived Moudros 1:30pm.  

April 8th   Moudros.

April 9th   Left for patrol. nothing doing.  Augora laid mines.

April 10th  11th   On patrol,.

April 12th    Turks opened fire at daybreak with about 11 inch guns. At 11am smoke seen up straits. At 12:30 Turks again opened fire we engaged them at 



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  • January 28, 2018 16:23:46 Robert Morgan

    At 8pm Grafton and Bulldog commenced bombardment at W and V beaches.  Turks returned the fire. At about 9pm  we were recalled to Moudros. Nearly time we are being shaken to pieces by broken propeller.

    Jan 17th   Arrive Moudros 7am.

    Jan 18th to Feb 7th boiler cleaning and waiting orders to go to dock. during this time landing almost every morning for route marches full marching order and everything thats good. 

    Feb 8th   Completed with stores and raise steam for Malta and we are not sorry.

    Feb 9th   Left Moudros at noon Rotten weather.

    Feb 10th   At sea still calling. 

    Feb 11th   Arrived Malta noon.  Gave 4 days general leave plenty doing.  taken in hand by Dockyard on propellers being got off. all blades were damaged. 

    Feb 24th   Undocked new blades not yet arrived.

    March 20th    propellers arrived from England Docked. 

    March 24th   Undocked

    March 25th  Steam trial report satisfactory.

    March 26th   Proceeded to sea escorting Oiler Winamac

    March 27th   At sea.

    March 28th   Left Winamac at Trilo at 8 am and proceeded to Moudros arriving at 6:45pm. 

    March 29th   At Moudros. 

    March 30th   Left at 1am for Dardenelles and patrol.

    March 31st   On patrol.  Turks opened fire at our aeroplanes flying over Hellos.

    April 1st   On patrol. During night Augora laid mines.

    April 2nd   Left patrol 11am arrived Moudros 1:30pm.

    April 3rd   At Moudros.

    April 4th   Left for patrol 10am.  Rotten weather.

    April 5th   On patrol. 

    April 6th  Left patrol for Keplolo and anchored. Left again at 5:30pm Q aeroplane made a signal to say one of our machines in sea off Gaba Tekel we proceeded full speed to Gaba Tekel. Turks opened up fire but he got no hits.  Airman picked up by Savage.  Left here at 7:15pm and glad of it getting rather warm.  Took up night patrol.  Augora laid mines during the night. 

    Aptil 7th   Left pathos and arrived Moudros 1:30pm.  

    April 8th   Moudros.

    April 9th   Left for patrol. nothing doing.  Augora laid mines.

    April 10th  11th   On patrol,.

    April 12th    Turks opened fire at daybreak with about 11 inch guns. At 11am smoke seen up straits. At 12:30 Turks again opened fire we engaged them at 


  • January 28, 2018 16:16:25 Robert Morgan

    At 8pm Grafton and Bulldog commenced bombardment at W and V beaches.  Turks returned the fire. At about 9pm  we were recalled to Moudros. Nearly time we are being shaken to pieces by broken propeller.

    Jan 17th   Arrive Moudros 7am.

    Jan 18th to Feb 7th boiler cleaning and waiting orders to go to dock. during this time landing almost every morning for route marches full marching order and everything thats good. 

    Feb 8th   Completed with stores and raise steam for Malta and we are not sorry.

    Feb 9th   Left Moudros at noon Rotten weather.

    Feb 10th   At sea still calling. 

    Feb 11th   Arrived Malta noon.  Gave 4 days general leave plenty doing.  taken in hand by Dockyard on propellers being got off. all blades were damaged. 

    Feb 24th   Undocked new blades not yet arrived.

    March 20th    propellers arrived from England Docked. 

    March 24th   Undocked

    March 25th  Steam trial report satisfactory.

    March 26th   Proceeded to sea escorting Oiler Winamac

    March 27th   At sea.

    March 28th   Left Winamac at Trilo at 8 am and proceeded to Moudros arriving at 6:45pm. 

    March 29th   At Moudros. 

    March 30th   Left at 1am for Dardenelles and patrol.

    March 31st   On patrol.  Turks opened fire at our aeroplanes flying over Hellos.

    April 1st   On patrol. During night Augora laid mines.

    April 2nd   Left patrol 11am arrived Moudros 1:30pm.

    April 3rd   At Moudros.

    April 4th   Left for patrol 10am.  Rorren weather.

    April 5th   On patrol. 

    April 6th  Left patrol for Keplolo and anchored. Left again at 5:30pm Q aeroplane made a signal to say one of our machines in sea off Gaba Tekel we proceeded full speed to Gaba Tekel. Turks opened up fire but he got no hits.  Airman picked up by Savage.  Left here at 7:15pm and glad of it getting rather warm.  Took up night patrol.  Augora laid mines during the night. 

    Aptil 7th   Left pathos and arrived Moudros 1:30pm.  

    April 8th   Moudros.

    April 9th   Left for patrol. nothing doing.  Augora laid mines.

    April 10th  11th   On patrol,.

    April 12th    Turks opened fire at daybreak with about 11 inch guns. At 11am smoke seen up straits. At 12:30 Turks again opened fire we engaged them at 



  • January 26, 2018 14:38:17 Robert Morgan

    At 8pm Grafton and Bulldog commenced bombardment at W and V beaches.  Turks returned the fire. At about 9pm  we were recalled to Moudros. Nearly time we are being shaken to pieces by broken propeller.

    Jan 17th   Arrive Moudros 7am.

    Jan 18th to Feb 7th boiler cleaning and waiting orders to go to dock. during this time landing almost every morning for route marches full marching order and everything thats good. 

    Feb 8th   Completed with stores and raise steam for Malta and we are not sorry.

    Feb 9th   Left Moudros at noon Rotten weather.

    Feb 10th   At sea still calling. 

    Feb 11th   Arrived Malta noon.  Gave 4 days general leave plenty doing.  taken in hand by Dockyard on propellers being got off. all blades were damaged. 

    Feb 24th   Undocked new blades not yet arrived.

    March 20th    propellers arrived from England Docked. 

    March 24th   Undocked

    March 25th  Steam trial report satisfactory.

    March 26th   Proceeded to sea escorting Oiler Winamac

    March 27th   At sea.

    March 28th   Left Winamac at Trilo at 8 am and proceeded to Moudros arriving at 6:45pm. 

    March 29th   At Moudros. 



  • January 26, 2018 14:27:46 Robert Morgan

    At 8pm Grafton and Bulldog commenced bombardment at W and V beaches.  Turks returned the fire. At about 9pm  we were recalled to Moudros. Nearly time we are being shaken to pieces by broken propeller.

    Jan 17th   Arrive Moudros 7am.

    Jaan 18th to Feb 7th boiler cleaning and waiting orders to go to dock. during this time landing almost every morning for 


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    Malta

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    Dardenelles

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John Wakeham
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January 17, 1916 – April 12, 1916
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  • Naval Warfare




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