Norman Maybrick Ellison HMS Cornwall WW1
3 July 2011
Dear Mr Gregory,
My Grandfather told me a story that has always puzzled me and I would like to find the facts of the matter.
You are a skilled person in research matters and so I thought that you might be able to help.
He said that the ship was in the South China Sea and that a creature was observed swimming along side it as it travelled to their next port of call.
It was the same length as the ship.(HMS Cornwall)
Everyone was summoned on deck to witness it.A drawing was made of it in the ships log.All on board signed their name to it.
My Grandfather drew it for me.Small head.Long neck.Long tail.Broad in the middle.
What was this?
It was WW1. His name was Norman.Maybrick.Ellison.The
Captains name was that
Where do I begin to find out?
As you can see, Cornwall was on the China Station from January 1916 to March of 1917.
Here are the ship logs at the National Archives KEW, and I would expect Cornwall’s logs for 1916 and 1917 would unlock the Monster mystery. The logs cannot be viewed online.