I’ve just been given a bundle of papers from my Grandfather who was acting Captain of HMS Violet for six weeks in 41 out of Freetown.
these sheets are beige, S.1320.C Naval message sheets, numbered 1 – 15 and filled in in faded pencil so I can’t scan them, thet’ll need to be manually transposed….
anyway, no dates written on them, but I’ll give a few lines to give the gist of what they are:
1813 A/S Action Stations
1814 150 revs
1814/15 steer 3 degrees to Port
1815/25 rails depth setting “E”
1815/37 Coures s70w Target moving
1815/55 steer 5 degrees starboard
1816/10 steer 20 degrees starboard
1816/35 steer 10 degrees port
1817/50 fire (Pattern)
1818 course s85w
1819 regained contact n85w
this is HALF of the first page…….of 14…. page 15 is a summary of the times the 5 attacks took place (2 pattern, 1 rails only, fire 1, fire 2.)
if I transpose all of this, is there anyone who could ease it into civilian speak?