The diary of Royal Marine William Cocks, my Great Grandad, serving as a Royal Marine on-board HMS Mohawk in 1898 during her cruise of the Solomon Islands and Santa Cruz.
Tuesday, 6 August 2013
Tuesday 16th August 1898 HMS Mohawk Divers report on lost anchor
Divers went away diving in 23 1/2 fathoms clearing
the anchor of steel hawsers, ready for another try, divers
returned and reported everything clear excepting the
hawser which was round the fluke which they would
have to blow up