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Bucephalus
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Hi Everyone,

Does anyone know anything about the memorial web site for the Battle of Coronel?

http://www.coronel.org.uk/

Apparently it is out of action, but I have no idea how long it has been this way.

Any info?

Thanks,

Bucephalus

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It was working in November/December as far as I remember, but I think it's been down at least a couple of months, I may be wrong.

Cheers,

Carole.

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It wasn't working in December.

Remember it going off line as I have a HMS Monmouth man on my memorial web site and the Coronel site had a good account of the last voyage of the Monmouth. An account I unfortunatley didn't transcribe before the site went down.

Lesson learnt, I now transcribe all information at the earliest opportunity & don't trust it to be there at a later date.

Any other navy men/women here have an account of the last voyage of the Monmouth? If so I would be glad of a copy.

Andy

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That is unfortunate. Does anyone know who used to host it or why it went down? If any of those files are stored elsewhere, I'd certainly like to get a look at them.

Thanks,

Bucephalus

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I'd be glad of a copy of that account too, as I also have an HMS Monmouth man. I don't recall seeing the site in question, or I'm sure I'd have taken some notes from it.

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That is unfortunate. Does anyone know who used to host it or why it went down? If any of those files are stored elsewhere, I'd certainly like to get a look at them.

That's the way the net goes, nothing guaranteed to be permanent in the digital age. If you look on www.archive.org, some of the site is archived there and there is a snail mail postal address. Usual contact was via a web form - no email given. I've emailed via this in the past but don't have details now.The owner may be a forum member?

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.....Email to the last known address of the site owner just bounced back undelivered.

The domain name under which it was hosted still seems to be registered until August.

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Thanks for the tip about the archive, Geoff. I've managed to find some of the content from this page, though only a few of the links still work.

Andy - if the account of the voyage you mention was from the William Wileman Hart letters, you can still get to them. See link "Plymouth to Coronel".

Here's the log:

HMS Monmouth, Protective Cruiser, 4th Squadron.

4.30 pm 6th August 14 left Plymouth

13th Arrived at St Vincent (Verde Islands)

14th Left St Vincent

20th Arrived and left Pernambuco (Brazil)

22nd HMS Glasgow joined us

23rd Arrived at Abrohlos Rock (Brazil)

24th Left Abrohlos

1st September Armed Liner Otranto joined us

1st Arrived Abrohlos

2nd Left Abrohlos

Up to present have been 648 hours under way

96 hours at Anchor

Travelled 8000 miles

September 6th Arrived Lobas Island (off River Plate)

Sept 7th Left Lobas Island

8th Arrived at Monte Video (Uruguay)

10th Sailed for Bahia Blanco

11th Turned back for Santa Catherina Island

14th Arrived St Catherina Sailed for River Plate

17th Anchored off English Bank Island

22nd Sailed for Punto Arenas (Straits of Magellan)

29th Sailed for Orange Bay (Cape Horn)

30th Arrived Orange Bay

30th Sailed for Port Edgar (Falkland Islands)

Oct 1st Arrived Port Edgar

3rd Sailed for the Magellan Straits

5th Arrived at Port Gallant

6th en route for Orange Bay (Cape Horn)

Total hours under way 1151

at Anchor 318

Total Miles 13 758

(10th October 1914)

14th October en route for Valparaiso (Chile)

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Greyhound

Thanks so much for posting that.

It's the bit I was missing!!!

Must learn to copy EVERYTHING of use as soon as I see it & not assume it will be there when I go back :glare:

Andy

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Guest geoff501
Does anyone know anything about the memorial web site for the Battle of Coronel?

http://www.coronel.org.uk/

Apparently it is out of action, but I have no idea how long it has been this way.

The excellent Coronel website is now back on line !

May be some parts still missing.

A message from the site owner reads: DUE TO A BROKEN HAND ANY REPLY MAY TAKE A WHILE

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