Thursday, 2 January 2014

Family Picture William Cocks Royal Marine and Family

My apologies for lack of posts recently.  A few things have taken up my time.  I plan to visit the Royal Marines Museum in Portsmouth early on in 2014.  

In the meantime here is a picture of William Cocks, his wife Eliza Ann Cocks (nee Dickson).
With their four Children:
Elsie Cocks (Smith)
Irene (Rene) Cocks (Smith)
Wiliam George Edward Cocks
Clarence Bernard Cocks

Thursday, 8 August 2013

Monday 12th September 1898 Court of Enquiry 38 New Plates 2500 pound Repair

8am Starboard Watch returned off leave
Court of Enquiry assemble on board to enquir einto
the case of us Grounding at Tucopia, no blame
attached to anyone as correct bearing taken, during the
time we laid there our Navigating Officer proper
ly surveyed the place and took true bearing
Gave long leave to Port Watch found out that we had
sustained severe damage to our bottom which
would take at least eight weeks to repair, had to
have 38 plates taken out and new ones replaced
both bilge Heels replaced,on the 16th floated
ship out of the Sutherland Dock into the ????yray
Dock Masts' Ship Building Contractor started the
repairs for 2500 pounds.

This is the last entry in the diary.

Sunday 11th September 1898 HMS Mohawk Parson from Balmain

Usual Sunday Routine, A parson from
Balmain came on board and held divine service on
Quarter Deck Starboard watch on leave

Saturday 10th September 1898 HMS Mohawk Starboard Watch on Leave

Usual routine Starboard Watch on

Friday 9th September 1898 HMS Mohawk Jack the Wallaby makes his last jump

Scraping and cleaning Ships Bottom gave
long leave to starboard Watch, Jack the Wallaby
jumped off the poop to the bottom of the dock
broke one of his hind legs had to destroy him, did
not miss him much, as it was one of the silliest
animals breathing he would jump and never
know or look where he was going too he would
jump over the combsing of the Hatchways and
would look rather surprised when he found
himself on the next deck.

Thursday 8th September 1898 HMS Mohawk Proceeded to Sutherland Dock

Proceeded to Sutherland Dock

Wednesday 7th September 1898 HMS Mohawk Admiral H Pearson Major Cottar

Admiral H. Pearson inspected the
ship marines inspected by Major Cottar in afternoon