Personal war diary of Nathaniel John Wakeham, item 47

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we sailed at 6pm escorting Implacable.

Feb 20th   At 3am Implacable reported ship keeping station with her so she turned 16 points and sent us to investigate, but could not see no ship. "Must be all  in lost onbard her"  Turned again at 6:25am and arrived Moudros 10:50am.  Left again at 9:30pm escorting Lord Nelson.  

Feb 21st   Arrived Salonika boom left Lord Nelson at 10:15am to rejoin VA at Stavros at full speed ran with a heavy sea and had to ease down.   Subs reported off Stratis Island arrived  Stavros 4am.  HMS Princess Alberta bring Triads mails to Stevcos was mined or torpedoed of Stratis Is.  

Feb 22nd   At Stavros Raglan Edgar missing carried out a Great Strafe on enemies positions on River Struma finishing at 5pm.  [ River Struma flows into northern Aegean ] 

Feb 23rd   At Stavros.  Edgar bombarded up Struma. 

Feb 24th   At Stavros.  Raglan bombarded.  No a bad job this being VA's yacht, only heavy swell on all the time cocking gunwhales under. 

Feb 25th   Embarked VA Thursby and his staff and left Stavros at 11am. for Haso arriving 1pm .  Left Haso 3pm. trawler reported hostile seaplane attacking  He sent live planes up from Haso.  Trawler reported enemy's seaplane brought down on land.  We made towards Kavola and the right down coast to for VA to inspect carryings on ashore.   Bulgars must be having half a holiday no good afternoon greetings from them  arriving at Stavros 5:0pm. 

Feb 26th   At Stavros.  Raglan bombarded.   Gave leave to have a look round the trenches. 

Feb 27th   At Stavros.  Edgar bombarded.  

Feb 28th   At Stavros.  Heavy bombardment going on all night with land batteries and small monitors.

March 1st 2nd   At Stavros.  

March 3rd   Left Stavros 6am escorting Triad arrived Salonika 6:15pm.  

March 4th   Taken in hand for boiler cleaning by Lord Nelson.  at 8:10am aboout 10 hostile aeroplanes overhead they dropped bombs on our camps hitting hospital on the Monistic coast and killed about 30 wounded.  Three of them were brought down by gunfire.  

March 5th   At 2:30pm Hostile plane over head but was driven off. 

March 6th 7th 8th   At Salonika boiler cleaning.  

March  9th 10th 11th   Nothing doing. 

March 12th   At 4:30pm Hostile aeroplane overhead.  Left Salonika 10:30pm escorting Lord Nelson.  



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we sailed at 6pm escorting Implacable.

Feb 20th   At 3am Implacable reported ship keeping station with her so she turned 16 points and sent us to investigate, but could not see no ship. "Must be all  in lost onbard her"  Turned again at 6:25am and arrived Moudros 10:50am.  Left again at 9:30pm escorting Lord Nelson.  

Feb 21st   Arrived Salonika boom left Lord Nelson at 10:15am to rejoin VA at Stavros at full speed ran with a heavy sea and had to ease down.   Subs reported off Stratis Island arrived  Stavros 4am.  HMS Princess Alberta bring Triads mails to Stevcos was mined or torpedoed of Stratis Is.  

Feb 22nd   At Stavros Raglan Edgar missing carried out a Great Strafe on enemies positions on River Struma finishing at 5pm.  [ River Struma flows into northern Aegean ] 

Feb 23rd   At Stavros.  Edgar bombarded up Struma. 

Feb 24th   At Stavros.  Raglan bombarded.  No a bad job this being VA's yacht, only heavy swell on all the time cocking gunwhales under. 

Feb 25th   Embarked VA Thursby and his staff and left Stavros at 11am. for Haso arriving 1pm .  Left Haso 3pm. trawler reported hostile seaplane attacking  He sent live planes up from Haso.  Trawler reported enemy's seaplane brought down on land.  We made towards Kavola and the right down coast to for VA to inspect carryings on ashore.   Bulgars must be having half a holiday no good afternoon greetings from them  arriving at Stavros 5:0pm. 

Feb 26th   At Stavros.  Raglan bombarded.   Gave leave to have a look round the trenches. 

Feb 27th   At Stavros.  Edgar bombarded.  

Feb 28th   At Stavros.  Heavy bombardment going on all night with land batteries and small monitors.

March 1st 2nd   At Stavros.  

March 3rd   Left Stavros 6am escorting Triad arrived Salonika 6:15pm.  

March 4th   Taken in hand for boiler cleaning by Lord Nelson.  at 8:10am aboout 10 hostile aeroplanes overhead they dropped bombs on our camps hitting hospital on the Monistic coast and killed about 30 wounded.  Three of them were brought down by gunfire.  

March 5th   At 2:30pm Hostile plane over head but was driven off. 

March 6th 7th 8th   At Salonika boiler cleaning.  

March  9th 10th 11th   Nothing doing. 

March 12th   At 4:30pm Hostile aeroplane overhead.  Left Salonika 10:30pm escorting Lord Nelson.  




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  • February 3, 2018 00:03:44 Robert Morgan

    we sailed at 6pm escorting Implacable.

    Feb 20th   At 3am Implacable reported ship keeping station with her so she turned 16 points and sent us to investigate, but could not see no ship. "Must be all  in lost onbard her"  Turned again at 6:25am and arrived Moudros 10:50am.  Left again at 9:30pm escorting Lord Nelson.  

    Feb 21st   Arrived Salonika boom left Lord Nelson at 10:15am to rejoin VA at Stavros at full speed ran with a heavy sea and had to ease down.   Subs reported off Stratis Island arrived  Stavros 4am.  HMS Princess Alberta bring Triads mails to Stevcos was mined or torpedoed of Stratis Is.  

    Feb 22nd   At Stavros Raglan Edgar missing carried out a Great Strafe on enemies positions on River Struma finishing at 5pm.  [ River Struma flows into northern Aegean ] 

    Feb 23rd   At Stavros.  Edgar bombarded up Struma. 

    Feb 24th   At Stavros.  Raglan bombarded.  No a bad job this being VA's yacht, only heavy swell on all the time cocking gunwhales under. 

    Feb 25th   Embarked VA Thursby and his staff and left Stavros at 11am. for Haso arriving 1pm .  Left Haso 3pm. trawler reported hostile seaplane attacking  He sent live planes up from Haso.  Trawler reported enemy's seaplane brought down on land.  We made towards Kavola and the right down coast to for VA to inspect carryings on ashore.   Bulgars must be having half a holiday no good afternoon greetings from them  arriving at Stavros 5:0pm. 

    Feb 26th   At Stavros.  Raglan bombarded.   Gave leave to have a look round the trenches. 

    Feb 27th   At Stavros.  Edgar bombarded.  

    Feb 28th   At Stavros.  Heavy bombardment going on all night with land batteries and small monitors.

    March 1st 2nd   At Stavros.  

    March 3rd   Left Stavros 6am escorting Triad arrived Salonika 6:15pm.  

    March 4th   Taken in hand for boiler cleaning by Lord Nelson.  at 8:10am aboout 10 hostile aeroplanes overhead they dropped bombs on our camps hitting hospital on the Monistic coast and killed about 30 wounded.  Three of them were brought down by gunfire.  

    March 5th   At 2:30pm Hostile plane over head but was driven off. 

    March 6th 7th 8th   At Salonika boiler cleaning.  

    March  9th 10th 11th   Nothing doing. 

    March 12th   At 4:30pm Hostile aeroplane overhead.  Left Salonika 10:30pm escorting Lord Nelson.  




  • February 2, 2018 23:38:42 Robert Morgan

    we sailed at 6pm escorting Implacable.

    Feb 20th   At 3am Implacable reported ship keeping station with her so she turned 16 points and sent us to investigate, but could not see no ship. "Must be all  in lost onbard her"  Turned again at 6:25am and arrived Moudros 10:50am.  Left again at 9:30pm escorting Lord Nelson.  

    Feb 21st   Arrived Salonika boom left Lord Nelson at 10:15am to rejoin VA at Stavros at full speed ran with a heavy sea and had to ease down.   Subs reported off Stratis Island arrived  Stavros 4am.  HMS Princess Alberta bring Triads mails to Stevcos was mined or torpedoed of Stratis Is.  

    Feb 22nd   At Stavros Raglan Edgar missing carried out a Great Strafe on enemies positions on River Struma finishing at 5pm.  [ River Struma flows into northern Aegean ] 

    Feb 23rd   


  • February 2, 2018 23:31:02 Robert Morgan

    we sailed at 6pm escorting Implacable.

    Feb 20th   At 3am Implacable reported ship keeping station with her so she turned 16 points and sent us to investigate, but could not see no ship. "Must be all  in lost onbard her"  Turned again at 6:25am and arrived Moudros 10:50am.  Left again at 9:30pm escorting Lord Nelson.  

    Feb 21stt   Arrived Salonika boom left Lord Nelson at 10:15am to rejoin VA at Stevcos at full speed ran with a heavy sea and had to ease down.   Subs reported off Strati Island arrived  Stevcos 4am.  HMS Princess Alberta bring Triads mails to Stevcos was mined or torpedoed of Strati Is.  

    Feb 22nd   At Stavcos Raglan Edgar missing carried out a Great Strafe on enemies positions on River Struma finishing at 5pm.  

    Feb 23rd   


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    salonika

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    limnos

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John Wakeham
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February 20, 1917 – March 12, 1917
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  • Naval Warfare




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