Dennis, Walter, Ship's Log, 9-14 May 1915

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Description: 
HMS Vengeance log

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Case Study: 
British Forces in the Middle East
Creator: 
Dennis, Walter
Source: 
Ship's Log
Date: 
9-14 May 1915
Place: Gaba Tepe; Mudros
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Contributer: 
McMaster University Libraries
Rights: 
Copyright, public domain: McMaster University owns the rights to the archival copy of the digital image in TIFF format.

Identifier: 
00001363-11
Language: 
eng
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image
Format: 
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Transcript: 

May 9th cont.– the first Sunday for 5 weeks that it has been possible to hold a Church service etc. Shortly before 4 o/c pm our B group of 6” guns opened fire on enemy, who had been spotted from our observation balloon which is carried by the SS “Maniga”.
April 11th left Malta preparing for sea etc during forenoon
April 18th Coaled ship
April 25th In Action
May 2nd ditto and ammunitioning ship
May 14th – Distance from Gaba Tepe to Mudros 63 miles
Distance steamed since leaving Sheerness 18,219 miles
May 10th, 11th, 12th – These 3 days were passed rather quietly at Gaba Tepe, occasionally firing a few rounds ashore, in front of the Colonials. On the evening of the 12th a terrible amount of heavy gun fire could be plainly heard Dardanelles way and as night came on, could be plainly seen.
May 13th – At 4.30 am we shifted berths seawards, and at 7 o/c the oil tank steamer “Sunik” secured alongside with water for boilers & drinking purposes. At 9.30 the “Sunik” cast off and we immediately weighed & returned to Baba Tepe.
At Baba Tepe. At 8.45 orders were received for “Vengeance” to proceed to Mudros to coal, ammunition & provision, and to make good minor defects. At 9.45 the “London” relieved “Vengeance” at Gaba Tepe we immediately weighed, and, in company with “Prince of Wales” and 4 transports shaped a course for Mudros. Arrived at Mudros, Isle of Lemnos, at 3.30 pm and anchored in BI berth. Shortly after our arrival the “Queen Elizabeth”, having transferred the flag of Vice Admiral J M de Roebeck, sailed, apparently homeward bound their band playing “Auld Lang Syne” and “Merrie England”. At 5 o/c pm the “Lord Nelson” flying the flag of the C in C