Chased steamer but failed to overtake her (bound east) as soon as she was out of sight we hauled round & steamed back to Maldives & sent seaplane in with message to "Hitachi" Then steamed away to W.S.W. until Friday 12th hauled to S.S.E. & on 13th met Hitachi & steamed in company to S.E. until evening of 14th. Then Hitachi steamed away to Southard. Seaplane dismantled for repairs.