Item 02: Voyage on H.M.A.T. Berrima to German New Guinea, 1914 - Page 105

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Log of the S.S. "Meklong"

from Rabaul Towards Kavieng

Wednesday 29th October 1914

Light S E wind & fine weather. Vessel at Rabaul wharf loading cargo. 7 pm finished loading. Embarked Troops and passengers for Kavieng 8.20 pm left Rabaul.  

11 pm Man  Island North end abeam 2 miles off A/c N W for Gazelle Channell.

Thursday 29th October

at 4pm entered Albatross channel  

5.30 pm at Kavieng. Landed garrison troops received two German prisoners and left at 8.15 pm for Namatanai. 9 pm passed North Cape New Ireland 1 mile off.

Friday 30th  October 1914

Light winds fine day & hazy weather. 6 pm anchored at [indecipherable] about 1 ¼ miles Namatanai. Landed officers & men who proceeded about 8 miles along  this coast to capture some Germans who was reported to have assaulted a British subject.

Saturday 31st October

3 am Aux Sch. Delphine with shore party came alongside with four German prisoners 7.30 am Captain Thorold and party landed at Namatanai. Took possession hoisted the British flag landed a small garrison force. 1 pm wind sat in

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