Dennis, Walter, Ship's Log, 4-6 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: 
4-6 May 1915
Place: Seddul Bahr
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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: 
00001363-9
Language: 
eng
Type: 
image
Format: 
jpg
Transcript: 

May 4th cont – by gunboat & steamers. Allied ships at once opened fire on the Narrows putting a stop to this manoeuver & sinking a steamer. Our airmen being constantly fired at during today’s operations. The “Vengeance” remained in action all night backing up & co-operating
May 5th – with the troops ashore and at 5 o/c am returned to Seddul Bahr & anchored. The remainder of the day was passed resting. 1 Group of 6” guns & 1 Turret’s crew remaining closed up, loaded, & ready for immediate action. During the day Aunt Sally fired occasional shots at the troops landing at Seddul Bahr. The work of stores and munitions, however, went on without interruption, evidently our fellows getting used to this particular gun & its ineffective fire.
May 6th – At 4.45 we again weighed & proceeded to a position abreast De Totts Point in readiness for to-day’s operations and at 11 o/c, in company with “Lord Nelson” & “Agamemnon”, opened a heavy fire, with 6” & 12 pdr guns, firing shrapnel on the enemy in front of our troops. At 11.30 our troops could be plainly observed advancing towards Krithia. About now we came under fire from guns placed to the North of Chanak, but apparently we are just out of range as all their shots were falling about 200 yards ahead of us. At 1.20 orders were issued for “Majestic” to relieve “Vengeance” in firing position, accordingly we withdrew & anchored again off Seddul Bahr at 2.15. Our seamen, who left the ship on April 24th to assist in the landing of troops