kin47, on 24 April 2012 - 09:40 PM, said:
This is a bit prewar, but I ran across HMS GIBRALTAR leaving Queenstown on 12 March 1914 and almost immediately returned to land three injured crewmen.
HMS Gibraltar's Log for 12th March 1914 only states :-
12 March 1914
Lat 51.5, Long -8.0
Other: To sea with Royal Arthur & Hawke
Other: 8.45 Altered course for N21 W for entering Harbour, Royal Arthur and Hawke parted company, landed 3 cases for hospital
Other: To sea again
Place: Visited: 1.00 lit fire in No.4 boiler
Place: Visited: 7.30 Weighed and proceeded out of harbour speed 10 knots Royal Arthur & Hawk in company
Place: Visited: 4.25 Coningbeg Lt abeam 3-3 miles
Place: Visited: 5.56 Tuskar Lt. abeam 2.5 mile
No other details are entered in the Log regarding " landed 3 cases for hospital ", I am sure anything serious would have been recorded in the Ship's Log. As they are referred to as " cases " it sounds like a general illness or sickness.
Here are some details on HMS Gibralter and a good photograph of her.
Edgar-class, old 1st class Cruiser
Class of eight ships, Gibraltar built by Napier, Glasgow, launched 27 April 1892, completed November 1894, 7,700 tons, 387ft long, armed with 1-9.2in/12-6in/4-18in torpedo tubes, 20 knots, 544 crew.
In reserve at Portsmouth from 1905 to 1908 and then joined the Home Fleet at Devonport until 1912. In 1908 she carried drafts of troops to Australia and in 1910-11 escorted the new Australian destroyers, Parramatta and Yarra out to Australia. Commissioned for Queenstown Training Squadron in February 1913 and in August 1914 joined 10th Cruiser Squadron. Early in 1915 disarmed and converted to depot ship for the Northern Patrol at Swarback Minns in the Shetlands (arrived June 1915). Later formed put of the anti-submarine school at Portland, and served as a destroyer depot ship in 1919-22. Sold September 1923 to Cashmore for breaking-up.