Dennis, Walter, Ship's Log, 3-4 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: 
3-4 May 1915
Place: Dardanelles
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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: 
00001363-8
Language: 
eng
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image
Format: 
jpg
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May 3rd cont – the “Prince George” was struck, she dropped astern & finally withdrew. During the remainder of the day we rested. At 5 o/c in company with the “Agamemnon” & “Goliath”, we opened fire on Keir Hardie, who had recommenced harassing our troops landing at Seddul Bahr after Keir Hardie had ceased firing we anchored at 7.40 pm. Shortly after nightfall a terrific artillery duel commenced ashore and went on till long after midnight.
May 4th – [photograph] – Our Fore Turret which did such good shooting to-day.
At 4 o/c am we weighed and at 5.20 opened fire on enemy’s troops on the European side with damaging effect. At 5.30 some shrapnel burst close to our fore control without, however, doing any harm. A Taube was also sighted about 7 o/c the altitude at which it was flying making it impossible to be hit, later, however, it was brought down by Australian troops operating on the left flank. Aunt Sally & Kaiser Bill also opened about now, on “Agamemnon” & French cruiser, no damage done. At 8 o/c our Fore Turret opened fire on a gun in a bomb proof shelter, a little to the South of the Saundere River, whilst one of the airmen spotted, the 1st shot went 100 yds over, the 2nd hit some barracks just in the rear of the gun, the 3rd hit the gun, as did the remaining 3, by which time the airman reported gun out of action. It is believed that this is the gun that gave the “Prince George” a smack yesterday. At 10.30 it was observed, by the airmen that the enemy were transporting troops across the Narrows from Chanak to Kalid Bahr