Signal log of SMS Emden, 1914

Unit HMAS Sydney
Place Oceans: Indian Ocean, Cocos Keeling Islands
Accession Number RCDIG0001067
Collection number 1DRL/0658
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type File
Item count 1
Object type Log book
Physical description 91 Image/s captured
Maker SMS Emden (1908-1914)
Place made At sea, Indian Ocean
Date made 1914
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
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Description

Signal log relating to the First World War service of Vice Admiral John Collings Taswell Glossop. This is the original rough signal log taken from SMS Emden following her destruction on North Keeling Island on 9 November 1914. The signal log, written in German, documents the period from 16 October 1914 to 8 November 1914, the period in which Emden stalked the shipping routes across the Indian Ocean. Included are details on the numerous ships Emden sunk or captured during this time, as well as notes on supplies, course headings and speed.