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The log of HMS Condor

 
HMS "Condor" Tuesday 11th day of July 1882
From At the bombardment of the Forts and Batteries of Alexandria or At
Hours Knots Tenths Standard
Compass
Courses
Leeway Pts Wind Weather Deviation of Stand[ard] Comp[ass] Height of Temperature of the Sea. REMARKS.
Direction Force Bar[o-meter] Ther[m-ometer]
1 At WNW? 1 b.c.[]         A.M.
4. Up steam. Prepared tops, &c for action. 4.45 Weighed. Engines moving as req[uesi]te to pick up station with the Fleet. Arr[ived] HMS "Hecla." 6.30 Proceeded towards the Boghaz Channel, to assist HMS "Temeraire" off shore. Took ditto in tow. Engines moving as reqte 7. HMS "Alexandra" fired a shell at battery. 7.5 Fleet commenced action with Forts and batteries on shore. 7.50 HMS "Temeraire" floated off. Cast off ditto and proceeded to W[est]S[outh]W[estwar]d under steam. 8.15 Commenced action with Fort Marabout. Steaming as reqte to bring guns to bear; Fort replying. Distances off Fort varying from 1,200 to 2,000 y[ar]ds. Silenced 3 of the enemy's guns. 10 Commander-in-chief made signal, 'Well done "Condor"'. 10.30 HMS "Beacon", "Bittern", "Cygnet" and "Decoy" came to assist in action with Fort. 11.5 Proceeded to E[ast]N[orth]E[ast] to close on Flagship in compliance with signal. Ceased action with Fort. 11.30 Passed over the shoal to the west[war]d of El-Fara Beacon & entered roads. 11.40 Commenced action with the Fort Tabia-el-Mux. Noon Ceased firing. Closed on "Invincible" (flagship).
2   "   "        
3 Single Fin? "   "        
4 outer roads,Alexandria "   "   29.89
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5 Moving as req[uesi]te
Assisting HMS"Temeraire," offshore, engagingFort Marabout, [
"   "        
6 "   b.c.        
7 "   "        
8   NW?   "   29.90
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9 Ditto "   "        
10 Ditto "   "        
11   "   "        
Noon As reqte to rejoin Flagship off Mux Fort "   "   29.91
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Course Distance Latitude Longitude Variation Allowed

5½ W[est]
Water remaining
7¾ tons
Daily Expenditure
2¼ [tons]
Distilled since yesterday
[] [tons]
True bearing and Distance of No. on Sick List
made
good
through
the
water
D.R. In Alexandria Roads Obs. off Mux Fort Fort Tabia-el-}
Mux
East
 600 yards
Current miles
3
miles
3
1
1 Engines moving
as requisite
[] 2 b.c.         P.M.
1.45 Closed on Fort Tabia-el-Mux and opened fire on d[itt]o to protect landing party from Flagship, proceeding to spike and destroy the guns. 2.30 Ceased firing. Closed on Flagship. Captain repaired on board. 3.10 Ditto returned. 3.15 Up boat and proceeded out of H[arbou]r thro[ugh] the Boghaz Pass to N[orth]E[astwar]d under steam. 4.15 Stopped astern of HMS "Hecla". Came into contact with stern of ditto, thereby damaging port boats & cutters foremost davit. Emp[loye]d drawing ammunition from "Hecla". Engines moving as reqte. 6.15 Proceeded to NEd for Telegraph ship. 6.35 Stopped off ditto, and communicated. 7.30 Proceeded to S[outh]W[estwar]d for anchorage. 8.25 Stopped and anchored off the Fleet, with B.B. & veered to 2½ shackles on St[arboar]d cable, in 14 f[atho]ms water. Banked fires.Arrived HMS "Humber".[]} L[igh]t Houses, east and S[outh] S[outh][]} E[ast] ¼ [] Fort Ada 8° N[orth] ¾ []Midt Fires banked.
2     " "          
3 4 5
1 5
Ditto
Proceeding to
the NEd out
of Hr
" " "        
4 " " "   29.93
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5 Stopped off
"Hecla"
             
6 " " b.c.m.        
7 3 NE ½ N
StoppedSW[by?]S
2 As reqte for [] At Single fin[?] outer roads,
" " "        
8 3 5 " 2 "   29.88
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9 2     "        
10 " to
3
b.m.        
11              
Mid
[nigh]t
Alexandria " " "   29.85
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Signals, &c.} Coals expended during the 24 hours. { For engines
{ For Ship
{ For Distilling [Cwts.]
Tons
[Tons]
[Tons]
[Cwts.]
[Cwts.]
[Cwts.]
H.M. Ships present at the attack on the Forts and Batteries :
"Invincible," (Flag), "Monarch," "Penelope," "Inflexible," "Superb," "Alexandra," "Sultan," "Temeraire," "Beacon," "Bittern," "Condor," "Hecla" "Cygnet," "Decoy" and "Helicon".
 
 
 
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