CHRONOLOGY OF NAVAL AND RELATED EVENTS (excluding freshwater flotillas) The selection of items to include was necessarily problematic. As a rule of thumb, events on Southern (land) fronts have been included where they had an influence on naval events, for example, the flight of the Serbian Army. Events on other land fronts have generally been excluded. German surface vessels have been included when operations took place in the Mediterranean or when otherwise operating from an Adriatic base (they operated thus as far afield as the Canaries); Black Sea operations have normally been excluded. German U-Boot activities have been included as a) they were operating out of Austro-Hungarian ports and b) initially they were operating under Austro-Hungarian flags. Events in other theatres have normally been excluded, with the specific exception of the capture of Tsingtau and the scuttling of Kaiserin Elisabeth.
  1. Entries at the beginning of a month which do not have a date specified refer either to events that took place throughout the month or to events that took place on unspecified dates within the particular month. Events which can only be related to a year in terms of accuracy of occurrence are not recorded in the chronolgy.
  2. The use of Austro-Hungarian designations by German U-Boots in the U series can cause confusion. ‘German U60’, for example, indicates German U-Boot operating as Austro-Hungarian submarine U60 (in fact, in this example, really disguising UC20). ‘U5’, on the other hand, indicates an Austro-Hungarian submarine.
  3. UB and UC designations were never used by Austro-Hungarian submarines.
  4. Central Powers: Austria-Hungary, Germany, Turkey and later Bulgaria
  5. Triple Alliance: Austria-Hungary, Germany and Italy
  6. Allies: France, Russia, Serbia and United Kingdom, plus Italy from May 1915; also Albania, Australia, China, Greece, Japan, Montenegro, Portugal and Romania and the United States of America

Dramatis Personae

Lieutenant Commander Ackermann Head of German U-Boot station at Cattaro
Gabriele d’Annunzio Italian patriot and poet
Count Armand French go-between in secret 1917 peace negotiations
Count Arz von Straussenburg Austro-Hungarian Chief-of-Staff from March 1917
A J Balfour British First Lord of the Admiralty (1915-16) and Foreign Secretary (1916-19)
Gottfried Banfield Austro-Hungarian naval air ace; known as ‘The Eagle of Triest’
Theobold von Bethmann(-Hollweg) German Chancellor until July 1917
Rear-Admiral Bullard United States representative in Adriatic
Prince Burham-ed-din Head of state in Albania in September / October 1914
Count Burian Austro-Hungarian Foreign Minister from April to October 1918
King Carol King of Romania until his death in October 1914
Georges Clemenceau French Prime Minister (1917-20)
Franz Conrad, Count von Hötzendorf Austro-Hungarian Chief-of-Staff until March 1917
King Constantine King of Greece
Count Czernin Austro-Hungarian Foreign Minister to April 1918
Essad Pasha Head of state in Albania from October 1914
Archduke Eugen Austro-Hungarian Field Marshal on Balkan and Italian fronts until 1918
Archduke Franz Ferdinand Heir to Austro-Hungarian throne, assassinated at Sarajevo 28 July 1914
Kaiser Franz Josef Austro-Hungarian Kaiser until his death in November 1916
Grand Admiral Haus Head of Austro-Hungarian Navy until his death in February 1917
Paul von Hindenburg German general appointed Chief of Staff in August 1916; President of inter-war German Republic
Vice Admiral Franz Holub Head of Naval Section of Austro-Hungarian War Ministry from March 1918
Admiral Henning von Holtzendorff German Chief of Naval Staff until August 1918
Rear Admiral Miklós Horthy Captain of the Novara until appointed Austro-Hungarian Fleet Commander in March 1918; Regent of Hungary from 1920 to 1944
Kaiser Karl Austro-Hungarian Kaiser following death of his great-uncle Franz Josef in November 1916
Alexander Kerensky Russian Prime Minister from March until October 1917
Lieutenant Waldemar Kophamel Head of German U-Boot Station at Pola (previously U-Boot captain)
Robert Lansing US Secretary of State
David Lloyd George British Minister of Munitions (1915), Secretary for War (1916) and Prime Minister of Coalition Government (1916-22)
Erich von Ludendorff German general; von Hindenburg’s deputy from August 1916; active in inter-war politics
August von Mackensen German Field Marshal
Tomas Masaryk Czecho-Slovak politician. Spent the War lobbying the Allies for a free Czechoslovak state. First President of Czechoslovakia from 1918
Count Mendorff-Pouilly Kaiser Karl’s representative in secret peace talks with the British
Dr Georg Michaelis German Chancellor from July 1917
Admiral Enrico Milo Italian Governor of Occupied Dalmatia
Captain Nelson United States officer in charge of submarine-chasers at Corfu
Vice Admiral Maximilian Njegovan Head of Austro-Hungarian Navy from February 1917 to March 1918
Rear-Admiral Notarbartolo Italian admiral in charge of occupation of Dalmatia
Paul Painlevé French Minister of War (1917) under Ribot and Prime Minister (September to November 1917)
King Peter King of Serbia
Raymond Poincaré President of France (1913-20)
Gavrilo Princip Assassin of Archduke Franz Ferdinand
Count Revertera Austro-Hungarian go-between in secret 1917 peace negotiations
Alexandre Ribot French politician: Prime Minister (1914 and 1917), Minister of Foreign Affairs (1917) and Minister of Finance (1914-17)
Captano di Fregata Luigo Rizzo Italian MAS commander responsible for sinking Wien and Szent Istvan
Admiral Reinhard von Scheer German Chief of Naval Staff from Aug 1918
Dr Ernst von Seidler Austrian Prime Minister until July 1918
Prince Sixtus von Bourbon-Parma Kaiser Karl’s brother-in-law (brother of Empress Zita); chief Austro-Hungarian go-between in 1917 secret peace negotiations; officer in Belgian army
Jan Smuts South African politician who acted on behalf of the British government in secret peace negotiations
Rear Admiral Wilhelm Souchon Commander of German Battle Cruiser Goeben
Count Stefan Tisza Premier of Hungary (1913-17)
Rear Admiral Ernest Troubridge Commander of British cruiser Gloucester; court marshalled for his failure to engage German Battle Cruiser Goeben but found not guilty; subsequently head of British Naval Mission in Serbia until 1916
Elephterios Venizelos Greek Prime Minister
Baron Wiesner Author of official Austro-Hungarian report on Sarajevo assassination
Kaiser Wilhelm II German Kaiser
Prince Wilhelm zuWied Head of state in Albania from 07 March 1914 to 05 Sep 1914
Woodrow Wilson President of USA (1913-21)
  Four improved Tegetthoff class battleships (24,500t) and three 4800t cruisers approved (but work never begun).
30 Monarch returned to Pola following abbreviated cruise with Virivus Unitis, Tegetthoff and Zrinyi.
07 Virivus Unitis, Tegetthoff and Zrinyi returned to Pola following cruise to Egypt, Malta and Albania.
19 Szigetvár withdrawn from Durazzo station.
24 Ulan from Pola to Kumbor.
25 Wildfang on Cattaro station.
26 Kaiser Karl VI left Fiume for to Corfu, Valencia, Barcelona and Marseilles. 
Tb 74T joined fleet (second commissioning, following serious mechanical problems); first 250t torpedo boat to enter service.
28 Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sophie assassinated in Sarajevo by Gavrilo Princip, Bosnian Serb, together with Nedeljko Cabrinovic and other accomplices; they were members of the Black Hand and obtained their weapons in Belgrade.
  Dalmat brought the bodies of Franz Ferdinand and his wife from Metkovic out into estuary of river Narenta, where they were transferred to Viribus Unitis for voyage to Triest.
  Tb 5 and Tb 6 at Lussin.
01 Weds Viribus Unitis arrived at Triest.
07  French submarine Calypso (351t) sunk following collision with sister ship Circé off Toulon.
11 Tb 75T joined fleet.
13 Baron Wiesner’s official report for Austro-Hungarian government found no evidence to implicate Serbian government in assassinations.
17 Prinz Eugen joined fleet.
  Meteor under repair at Pola until 12 Sep.
19 Szigetvar onto Valona station. Tb 70F in the Bocche for Montenegrin blockade.
20 Tb 76T joined fleet.
21 Kaiserin Elisabeth arrived at Tsingtau from Tschifu for unscheduled maintenance (Kaiserin Elisabeth had departed Pola on 19 Aug 1913).
22 Blitz onto Teodo station.
23 Austro-Hungarian ultimatum handed to Serbian government.
Trabant at Budua until 02 Aug.
24 Streiter transferred from Pola to Kumbor. Uskoke transferred to Kumbor for Montenegrin blockade duties; Tb 68F to Cattaro for Montenegrin blockade duties. Tb 66F in the Bocche.
25 Serbian agreement to nine of ten Austro-Hungarian demands, but not to giving permission for Austro-Hungarian officials to investigate assassination in Serbia. Serbian army mobilised.
26 Austro-Hungarian army began mobilisation; Montenegrin army mobilised.
27 Kaiser Karl VI returned to Fiume following cruise to Corfu, Valencia, Barcelona and Marseilles. First requisitioning of merchant ships.
  Zara established as guard ship at Gjenovic. Tb 15 on patrol off Punta d’Ostra.
  Major requisitioning of over twenty ships from Austro-Hungarian merchant navy.
  101 Austrian steamers caught outside the Adriatic began to seek refuge in neutral ports.
29 Russia begins to mobilise; Bulgaria declares neutrality.
  First shots of World War I fired at Belgrade (S) by Austro-Hungarian monitors.
  German battle cruiser Goeben (22,640t) to Triest from Pola.
30 Mb Delfino requisitioned. Tug Tergeste requisitioned for use at Triest.
Donau monitors fire first Kriegsmarine shots of World War I at Belgrade.
31 Austria-Hungary and Russia announced general mobilisation.
  Szigetvar withdrawn from Valona station. Tug Belvedere A requisitioned for use at Triest.
AUGUST 1914  
  Monarch, Budapest and Wien transferred from Pola to Cattaro. Taurus arrived back from Constantinople. Tb 2 transferred to Pola.
Further large-scale requisitioning of merchant ships. SS Buon Padre requistioned for one voyage. 
Crew of SS Gróf Khuen Héderváry tried unsuccessfully to defect to Venice. 
German, French and Belgian armies mobilised. 
Saida joined fleet. Lung Tuan bought from STT and towed from Triest to Pola. Balaton returned to service. SS Jason requisitioned as coal transport on Arsa-Pola route. Mb S.T.T. requisitioned and attached to Adria. 
German battle cruiser Goeben and light cruiser Breslau (4550t) rendezvoused at Brindisi. British Mediterranean Fleet concentrated at Malta.
British government commandeered Sultan Osman I and Reshadieh from builders. (Former would have sailed to join German High Seas Fleet) 
02 Start of hostilities in Poland. Turkish secret military alliance with Germany and Austria. Italian declaration of neutrality on grounds that Triple Alliance was a defensive pact and that Austria-Hungary was acting aggressively. 
Dinara returned to service. Trabant departed Budua. SS Arsa requisitioned as transport. 
Troubridge ordered to shadow German battle cruiser Goeben and light cruiser Breslau, which got 2000t of German coal at Messina.
03 GERMAN DECLARATION OF WAR AGAINST FRANCE. General mobilisation ordered in UK. In Romania, Crown Council rejected King Carol’s demand to join Central Powers - armed neutrality instead. Turkish declaration of armed neutrality. 
Huszar from Cattaro to Pola. Kaiserin Elisabeth moored at coaling jetty in Tsingtau together with German light cruiser Cormoran (1835t) and four gunboats - Iltis, Jaguar, Luchs and Tiger. Mb Lozier I requisitioned; Mb Minore requisitioned for use at Pola Harbour, attached to Lussin. 
French Mediterranean Fleet sailed from Toulon for Algeria to convoy troop transports back to France.
Trabant at Pola. Csepel into service. MbKelvin requisitioned for use at Cattaro Flying Station; MbLilly requisitioned for use in the Bocche; Motor Yacht Möwe requisitioned for use by Pola Arsenal Command. 
German battle cruiser Goeben and light cruiser Breslau bombarded Philippeville (today Skikda), Algeria; evaded British battle cruisers Indomitable (17,373t) and Indefatigable (18,470t) to make for Messina in order to recoal before declaration of war between United Kingdom and Germany.
Scharfschütze and Velebit returned to service. 
Souchon unsuccessfully requested Austro-Hungarian help to escape British blockade of Messina.
06 SERBIAN DECLARATION OF WAR AGAINST GERMANY. CHINESE DECLARATION OF NEUTRALITY. Austro-Hungarian offensive against Russia launched at Krakau. 
Wildfang at Pola. Tatra put to sea to meet Goeben and Breslau. Mb Mathilde requisitioned for use at Pola Harbour. 
German battle cruiser Goeben and light cruiser Breslau left Messina for Constantinople, shadowed by British cruiser Gloucester (4800t).
07 Turkey began mobilisation.
Austro-Hungarian Fleet (6 battleships, 2 cruisers, 19 destroyers and torpedo boats) from Pola to escort Goeben and Breslau through Austro-Hungarian territorial waters; returned to port following day without contact. Goeben and Breslau briefly engaged by Gloucester - chase abandoned by Troubridge. Ulan clearing mines in order to pilot Goeben. Tatra broke off and returned to Pola. Csikós returned to service. Tug Pescatore requisitioned for use at Pola Arsenal and Harbour.
08 MONTENEGRIN BREACH OF RELATIONS WITH GERMANY. Initial success against Montenegrin Army. 
Lika (I) joined fleet and set sail from Pola to Sebenico. Triglav (I) joined fleet. Taurus at Brindisi in-bound from Constantinople. SS Quarnero requisitioned for pilot duties at Pola. SS Ritter von Bilinski hired briefly for duties at Triest. Steam launch Valdarche requisitioned. Tug/tender Klotild requisitioned for use at Pola Arsenal and Harbour. Mb Medvea requisitioned for use at Pola U-boot Station. 
German battle cruiser Goeben and light cruiser Breslau coaled east of Naxos.
Szigetvar to Antivari, Montenegro, to hand over blockade terms; accompanied by Streiter. Steam yacht Käthy requisitioned and attached to Mars for duties at Pola Arsenal. SS Sofia Hohenberg requisitioned for use as frozen meat depot ship at Castelnuovo. Mb Kitty requisitioned and attached to SS Gastein. 
German battle cruiser Goeben and light cruiser Breslau arrival in Dardanelles.
10/13  Trabant laying minefield off Pola.
11 Scharfschütze transferred to the Bocche. Orjen and Tb 77T joined fleet. Mb Pegghi requisitioned.
12 UNITED KINGDOM DECLARATION OF WAR AGAINST AUSTRIA. MONTEGRIN DECLARATION OF WAR AGAINST GERMANY. Austria-Hungary began invasion of Serbia; offensive lasted until 24 Aug. 
SS Sirena hired as coal depot ship for 19 Corps at Cattaro. Air raid on Mount Lovcen.
13 Monarch shelled Mount Lovcen. Dampfer XVI / Baron Gautsch mined accidentally (by Austro-Hungarian mine) off Brioni while still flying merchant service flag; 147 lost, 159 survived. Velebit, Balaton and Csepel engaged in search for survivors. Tb 15 shelled by Montenegrin positions. Motor Yacht Marlou requisitioned for use at Pola. 
French fleet assembled at Malta.
14 British and French began raising Austro-Hungarian blockade of Montenegro. 
Satellit on minelaying sortie. Pandur entered service. SS Izvor arrived at Pola from Cardiff unaware that war had broken out.
15 Flying boat E18 bombed Montenegrin positions.
16 Japan ordered Germany to evacuate Tsingtau. 
Zenta, escorted by torpedo boats, sunk by French dreadnought Courbet (22,189t) off Antivari, Montenegro (British cruisers and destroyers also in action); Ulan, which was accompanying, escaped to the Bocche without being struck. Some survivors from Zenta swam nine kilometres to Montenegrin shore, only returning in 1916 following fall of Montenegro. Pandur, Tb 75T and Tb 76T at Sebenico. Tb 16 restored to active duty following attachment to engineering school at Pola. SS Elektra requisitioned as Spitalschiff I; SS Metkovich requisitioned as Spitalschiff II; SS Tirol requisitioned as Spitalschiff III. 
German battle cruiser Goeben and light cruiser Breslau ‘sold’ to Turkey and operated mainly on Black Sea; belated arrival of 2 British battle cruisers in Aegean; Turks fired blank shells at British cruiser Weymouth (5250t).
17 Tb 19 mined. SS Bosnia at Pola.
18 Austro-Hungarian troops occupied Plevlje.
19 Tide turned against Austria-Hungary in fighting against Serbia. 
Tb 45 transferred to Army as Obostnik for service as tender to forts in Cattaro Bay. Mb Emmy returned to her owners.
20 Cattaro and Bileca shelled by Montenegrin artillery. 
SS Izvor replaced SS Nippon as Dampfer II. SS Gorita requisitioned as munitions depot ship.
21 U12 joined fleet. Tug/tender Oltra requisitioned for use at Pola Arsenal and Harbour.
22 522 German Navy officers and technicians despatched from Berlin to Constantinople.
Tatra searching for survivors of Tb 26, which had been mined near Pola with loss of 11. Tb 78T joined fleet. German Rear Admiral Souchon placed in charge of Turkish Fleet
24  Austro-Hungarian army withdrawn from Serbia. 
Monarch and Wien shelled Mount Lovcen. Szigetvar shelled Zupa; cover by Uskoke. KaiserinElisabeth received order to fight with German troops against Japan. Cattaro bombarded; lighthouses destroyed.
Dampfer IX returned to her owners. Dampfer IV requisitioned as torpedo depot ship at Pola.
27 Start of Japanese blockade of Tsingtau by Japanese and British troops - eight 15 cm guns from Kaiserin Elisabeth used in defence. 
SS Krka returned to her owners. Dampfer I requisitioned for use as collier.
Ulan, Streiter, Scharfschütze and Uskoke shelled Montenegrin positions. Dalmat at Zelenika.  LungTuan renamed Warasdiner.
29 Helgoland joined fleet. Dampfer IX, Dampfer XIII (a), SS Brioni, SS Daniel Erno, SS Sarajevo and SS Urano returned to their owners. 
31  Turul from Cattaro to Pola for repair and docking until 18 Sep.
SEPTEMBER 1914 SS Atlantico requistioned for use as 19 Corps depot ship in the Bocche.
01 Tues French battleships (four armed cruisers including Ernest Rénan and twelve others) shelled Cattaro forts. Tb 15 and Tb 17 shelled by French vessels between Punta d’Ostro and Mamula.
03 Montenegrin army beaten back at Bileca. 
Planet on sea trials. Scharfschütze shelled Lastua Monastery.
04 Prince Wilhelm zu Wied’s departure from Albania; International Commission of Control assumed power in Durazzo.
05 Treaty of London signed by United Kingdom, France and Russia.
06 Serbians launched counter-offensive. 
Japanese air raid on Tsingtau by Farman seaplane; bombs fell near Kaiserin Elisabeth
Tb 13 and Tb 15 pursued enemy submarine off Punta d’Ostro.
07 Start of second Austro-Hungarian offensive against Serbia.
09 Start of new Montenegrin offensive against Austria. 
Monarch shelled French radio station at Budua. Panther shelled Mount Lovcen. SS Carolina requisitioned as meat depot for Pola Fortress.
10 Warasdiner put into service with the Kriegsmarine.
11 Serbian and Montenegrin troops push towards Sarajevo.
12 Meteor returned to service at Pola. Mb Regina returned to her owners.
13 Italian troops landed on Saseno Island, Albania. 
Dampfer XX / SS Fram requisitioned.
14 Tb 78T at Sebenico.
16 Csikós, Reka, Velebit, Dinara, Triglav (I) and Orjen on Sebenico station. Tb 68F and Tb 70F put down landing party near San Giovanni di Medua. Mb Rina requisitioned for use at Sebenico Radio Station.
Japanese aircraft damaged German minelayer at Tsingtau.
17 Monarch shelled Montenegrin radio station with Ulan, Streiter and Scharfschütze in support; moved south to position off Antivari. 
18 Ulan and Streiter in action against Antivari where French were landing 140 men and 6 guns. Turul returned to service. Dampfer XVIII / SS Maria returned to her owners following damage. 
Unopposed landing of Japanese troops 30m east of Tsingtau. 
Retreating Austro-Hungarian troops allowed Russian Third Army to surround Przemysl - siege maintained until 10 Oct.
19 Monarch shelled radio station at Volovica Point. Wien shelled Sveti Vara from Cattaro. Wildfang and Huszar on defence duties in Gulf of Triest for three days. Warasdiner on reconnaissance in Gulf of Triest. Turul on coastal watch duties. French squadron shelled Punta d’Ostro.
22 Warasdiner at Cattaro.
23 Sarajevo briefly under threat from Montenegrin and Serbian troops. 
British troops arrived from Tientsin to support Japanese troops attacking Tsingtau. 
SS Lovcen requisitioned for use within the Bocche.
24 Satellit laid minefield at Salvore. SS Dolfin requisitioned as armed transport on Pelagosa-Lagosta route.
25 Trabant laid minefield at Bay of Seldon. 
26  Satellit to Cattaro towing U4; Trabant to Cattaro towing U3. 
27 Prince Burham-ed-din, son of deposed Turkish Sultan, proclaimed head of government by Albanian Senate. Start of second offensive by Central Powers in Galicia and Russian Poland. 
Outer defences of Tsingtau stormed by Japanese; 3 German gunboats scuttled. Guns from Kaiserin Elisabeth and German gunboat Jaguar (900t) and destroyer S90 (310t) in use on left flank of defending forces.
Satellit cast off tow near Porto Rose. Trabant at Porto Rose. Turul at Cattaro. 
28  Satellit to Pola.
29 Trabant at Pola.
30 Huszar to Cattaro. Tb 79T joined fleet. Mb Soko requisitioned for local use at Castelnuovo.
OCTOBER 1914  
  Komet mineseeking off Spalato and Lissa during Oct/Nov 1914.
01 Thurs Italian protest about Austro-Hungarian minelaying. Secret agreement between Romania and Russia - Romania to gain territory in return for benevolent neutrality.
03 Mb San Marco returned to her owners.
04 Essad Pasha elected President by Albanian Senate. Montenegrin troops pushed back towards Foca.
05 Serbian government withdrew from Belgrade to Skopje. 
Attack by Allies on Tsingtau repelled.
Turul and Huszar in attack at Gulf of Drin. 
07 Dinara on reconnaissance from Pelagosa to Bari.
09 French ships shelled Fort Mamula.
10 First Siege of Przemysl broken. King Carol of Romania died; succeeded by Ferdinand I.
11 Turul at Pola. Warasdiner in dock at Pola until 19 Oct. Tb 66F mineseeking between Metkovich and Cattaro. Mb Lilly attached to the Bocche U-boot Station.
12 Start of trial of Gavrilo Princip and 24 others in Sarajevo on charges relating to assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and wife. Balaton on reconnaissance from Pelagosa to Bari.
13 Tatra had new machine-gun fitted; mineseeking in Quarnero. SS Primo requisitioned for use at Lussinpiccolo by Blockade Command.
15 French guns in position on Mount Lovcen.
16 Allied fleets bombarded Cattaro.
17 Scharfschütze shelled warehouses and railway installations in Antivari. French squadron attacked Cattaro. Uskoke and Tb 13 shelled by French armoured cruiser Waldeck-Rousseau (13,995t) off Punta d’Ostro. U3 and U4 also in action. Reka on reconnaissance off Pelagosa. Velebit on reconnaissance from Pelagosa to Bari. Csepel on reconnaissance from Pelagosa to Punta d’Ostro. Tb 74T and Tb 75T on reconnaissance off Italian coast. Tb 76T on reconnaissance between Bari and Pelagosa and off Tremiti. Lika (I) on Sebenico station.
18 Reka, Velebit and Dinara at Pola.
19 Warasdiner returned to service. Cattaro shelled by French guns on Mount Lovcen (see 18 Sep).
20 Csepel at Pola for installation of machine-gun until 25 Oct.
21 Satellit to Cattaro with U5. Radetzky to Cattaro with E34 to destroy French batteries on Mount Lovcen.
22 Squadron of forty French and British ships shelled coast near Cattaro. German U17 stopped, searched and scuttled SS Glitra off Stavanger - first such action.
23  Satellit back in Pola.
24 Radetzky, Kaisr Karl VI and Wien in action against Mount Lovcen. Trabant at Pola for boiler repairs until 16 Dec.
25 Italian announcement of blockade of Albanian coast. Csepel returned to service.
26 Italian marines landed at Valona. 
Sarajevo assassination trial: 15 guilty (all had pleaded guilty except Princip); up to 20 years for those aged under 20, including Princip (Cabrinovic received life imprisonment); 5 death sentences; 10 acquittals.
28 Csepel onto Sebenico station.
30 Tb 67F to Cattaro. Italians occupied Saseno Island, off Valona.
Italian confrontation of Greece along Albanian border. 
First restrictions on composition of bread annouced by Austro-Hungarian government; to take effect 01 Dec.
NOVEMBER 1914 SS Vragnizza hired for use by Metkovic Base Command.
01 Sun Last ammunition fired by guns of Kaiserin Elisabeth at Tsingtau.
02 Kaiserin Elisabeth dynamited by her own crew in deep water at Tsingtau. Csikós in action against enemy submarine near Lissa. Tatra at Sebenico. Reka, Velebit, Balaton, Lika (I), Triglav (I), Orjen and Tb 69F on reconnaissance off Lissa watching for French vessels. Tb 67F at Lissa. Helgoland and Kaiserin und Königin Maria Theresia also put to sea. Flying boat L5 bombed French cruisers.
03 Heavy allied ships retired to Otranto Strait, leaving escort of convoys to Montenegro to destroyers.
04 Csikós at Cattaro.
05 French cruiser Victor Hugo (13,108t) unsuccessfully torpedoed by U5.
Start of third Austro-Hungarian offensive against Serbia in Sabac sector. 
Tb 72F in dock for boiler change. Tb 77T and Tb 79T at Lagosta.
07 Scharfschütze in dock at Pola. 
Fall of Tsingtau. 
Start of Second Siege of Przemysl - until Austro-Hungarian surrender on 22 Mar 1915.
08 Tb 80T joined fleet.
09 Triglav (I) in dock for modifications until 12 Dec.
13 Dinara undergoing boiler change until 12 Dec.
14 Tb 73F at Sebenico.
15 Uskoke minelaying off Antivari. Tb 16 shelled by Montenegrin batteries south west of Volovica. Spitalschiff I returned to her owners.
17 SS Josephine struck mine while heading out from Pola and sank; 7 lost.
18 Uskoke in action against battery at Volovica.
19 French submarine Cugnot (398t) entered Gulf of Cattaro; sighted and chased off.
21 Velebit in dock at Pola for repair until 11 Dec. Tatra in dock for propulsion modifications until 09 Dec.
22 Serbia unsuccessfully offered Southern Albania to Greece in return for aid. Since 06 Nov, 130,000 Serbians had been taken PoW. Wildfang at Sebenico.
23 Unsuccessful bid by Przemysl garrison to break out. Tb 81T at sea for acceptance trials.
24 Turul and Warasdiner to Sebenico station. Dampfer XX armed.
25 Withdrawal of French Naval Mission from Montenegro, leaving remaining guns. Steam launch Valdarche returned to her owners.
26 Satellit undertook engine trials.
27 Csepel at Pola for work on torpedo equipment until 11 Dec.
28 German seizure of five submarines (scheduled to be U7 to U11)under construction in Kiel for Austria. U5 captured Albanian or Montenegrin sailing ship Fiore Del Mare.
29 Serb evacuation of Belgrade. Blitz and Tb57T searching for French submarine in Gulf of Cattaro.
DECEMBER 1914 SS Magyar returned to her owners.
01 Tues Tb 81T joined fleet.
02 Austro-Hungarian troops occupied Belgrade. Huszar at Sebenico.
03 Counter-offensive by Serbian Army. Italian troops occupied Valona.
04 Komet at Lesina.
05 Motorboot 12 requisitioned for use at Sebenico.
06 Satellit to the Bocche towing U12. Wildfang, Turul and Huszar covering action south west of Lissa. 
08  Satellit from Gjenovic to Isle of Olipa to take U13 in tow. 
09 Austro-Hungarian general retreat ordered in Serbia. 
Orjen in dock at Pola for modifications until 24 Dec. Tatra returned to service.
10 Satellit in Pola. 
11 Wildfang in dock at Pola until 11 Jan 1915. Turul and Huszar at Pola. Velebit returned to service and assigned to Sebenico station; Csepel returned to service.
12 Helgoland on reconnaissance with Tatra. Triglav (I) and Dinara returned to service.
13 Csepel onto Sebenico station. British submarine B11 torpedoed Turkish battleship Messudieh (9120t) in Dardenelles (first ship torpedoed by submarine in Mediterranean theatre).
14 Cyklop at Pola.
15 Belgrade reoccupied by Serbians, ending third Austro-Hungarian offensive.
16 Tb 66F at Pola. Tb 80T at Sebenico. French submarine Curie (397t) towed from base at Plateali to latitude of Pelagosa by armoured cruiser Jules Michelet (13,105t).
18 Tb 71F in the Bocche.
19 Curie entered Pola harbour by following Austro-Hungarian torpedo boat.
20  Satellit detected Curie after she had fouled net protecting entrance to inner harbour. Turul involved in her capture. U12 started patrol from the Bocche.
21 Scharfschütze at Sebenico. Tb 66F at Cattaro. French battleship (and flagship) Jean Bart (23,400t) damaged by U12 (a hit in her wine store!) off Albanian coast; blockade of Strait of Otranto continued by French destroyers - French battleships withdrawn to Cephalonia in Ionian Islands; Jean Bart to Malta for repairs. Mb Dolphin requisitioned for use at Pola Naval Arsenal.
22 Balaton on reconnaissance off Pelagosa; unsuccessfully torpedoed by enemy submarine.
24  Tatra in dock until 31 Dec. Orjen returned to service. Tb 77T at Sebenico. SS Tirol returned to her owners.
25 Italian occupation of Durazzo due to revolt against Essad Pasha.
27  Ulan escorted Emma and U12 to Makarska. Pandur submarine-searching; unsuccessfully torpedoed by enemy submarine. Tb 73F unsuccessfully torpedoed by submarine while searching for her off Zlarin. SS Ellenia returned to her owners.
27/28  Satellit towed U6 from Sebenico to Pola.
28 Tug Pluto requisitioned for use at Sebenico then Gravosa.
31 Public dancing as entertainment forbidden. 
Italians occupied Valona. 
Tatra returned to service. Tb 54T searching for submarines off Sebenico.