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Title: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: AvastMH on October 21, 2012, 09:46:52 pm
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Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Randi on November 21, 2012, 04:41:20 pm
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Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: JamesAPrattIII on December 18, 2012, 02:12:21 am
There is a new book out called "The Devils causeway" by mathew Westfall. It deals with Yorktown. During the Phillipine Insurection 1899-1916 a landing party from this ship was ambushed and taken prisoner by the insurgents. They were later rescued by the US military. I have glanced throughit and based on this and the book reviews it looks like a good book.
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on January 12, 2013, 09:29:28 am
On 2 November 1889 Frank Torsch (seaman) was transferred to the Naval Hospital, where he died on the 4th.
Two days later, 6 November 1889, 7 hands have been digging a grave for him in the morning.
Frank Torsch was buried in the afternoon.

Edit:
His name might be Frank Torch.
On 02-11-1889 (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol002of040_jpg_clean/vol002of040_149_1.jpg) his name is spelled as Torch, whilst on 06-11-1889 (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol002of040_jpg_clean/vol002of040_143_1.jpg) it's spelled as Torsch.
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: AvastMH on January 12, 2013, 11:25:24 pm
Rest in peace Frank Torch
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Janet Jaguar on January 13, 2013, 12:12:00 am
Maikel, if this is the page involved...
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol002of040_jpg_clean/vol002of040_149_1.jpg
...I think he is F. Torsch. 

I'm noting this in the American Burials page.  Thanks.

On 2 November 1889 Frank Torch (seaman) was transferred to the Naval Hospital, where he died on the 4th.
Two days later, 6 November 1889, 7 hands have been digging a grave for him in the morning.
Frank Torch was buried in the afternoon.

Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on January 13, 2013, 08:46:06 am
Yeap, you're right.
Spelling checker overruled?  ;)

Edit:
Although, when I went to check what I typed during transcribing, on 02-11-1889 he is clearly called Frank Torch.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol002of040_jpg_clean/vol002of040_143_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol002of040_jpg_clean/vol002of040_143_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on February 02, 2013, 09:08:34 am
List of armament from the log-book starting 01-01-1890:

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol003of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol003of040_006_0.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol003of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol003of040_006_0.jpg)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Randi on February 25, 2013, 10:54:56 pm
Since Commander asked assitance through US Vice-Consul (Emilio Masi (http://politicalgraveyard.com/bio/marwood-masloff.html#819.09.03)) we'll probably never know the answer ;)

I've found however a little article on an Italian 1890 newspaper (available from here: http://emerotecavirtualetoscana.siav.it/consulta_testata_calendario.asp?TestataRootNode=28551 - but the site has a terrible interface) about the arrival of Yorktown in Livorno:

Italian     English (rough translation)
Livorno, 9. - (Visite officiali). -Leghorn, 9. (Official visits). -
Sabato scorso il comandante la nave da guerra americana Yorktown, accompagnatoLast saturday the commander of american warship Yorktown, accompained
dal vice-console degli Stati Uniti signor Masi, si reco', fra le altre autorita', a far visita al Sindaco.by United States vice-consul Mr. Masi, went, with other authorities, to pay visit to the City Major.
Nella mattinata di ieri il comm. Costella restituiva la visita a bordo della nave suddetta,Yesterday morning comm. Costella returned the visit on board the said ship,
dove ebbe onori ed accoglienze cortesissime.where he had honours and the most courteous welcome.

The visit mentioned in your newspaper article has been recorded: http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol003of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol003of040_078_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol003of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol003of040_078_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on March 16, 2013, 09:08:41 am
The U.S.S. Yorktown, whilst anchored in Gibraltar, has received a list of publications and charts:

23-05-1890 Meridian to 4 p.m.
Received in Navagation the following publications and charts: South America Pilot Part I, 1885; West India pilot vol. 2, fourth edition, 1807; Admiraltity light list of Eastern coast of North and Central America, including Bermuda and West India Isd.; Admirality light list of South America Western coast of North America, Pacific Ids, ec; Hydrographic notices (No 2, 1887) third edition, 1885; Hydrographic Notices (West India Pilot vol. 2) Admiriality Charts Nos. 969, 535, 506, 54, 19, 544, 2544, 2001, 2526, 528, 529, 530, 2522.
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol003of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol003of040_154_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol003of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol003of040_154_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Janet Jaguar on March 16, 2013, 02:27:42 pm
The Admiralty was very generous.

The first of that list can be read at Google Books
South America Pilot Part I, 1885 (http://books.google.com/books?id=yjEBAAAAQAAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=South+America+Pilot+Part+I,+1885&hl=en&sa=X&ei=hHpEUfqaBIaw2QXqjIHICg&ved=0CEkQ6AEwBA#v=onepage&q&f=false)

The second of that list is available only in different edition
The West India pilot Vol.II: The Caribbean Sea, from Barbados to Cuba 1876 (http://books.google.com/books?id=0jEBAAAAQAAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=editions:U4JiqKDGNb4C&hl=en&sa=X&ei=CIBEUeioNYjm2QWSpIH4BA&ved=0CC0Q6AEwAA#v=onepage&q&f=false)

Unfortunately the list of lights and the charts and notices seen to never have reached cyber-space.
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: AvastMH on March 17, 2013, 12:10:06 am
You should see the pages of charts that Jamestown 1844 has...if ONLY we had them now!
It's the 6 pages leading to this one:
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Jamestown/vol001of067/vol001of067_013_1.jpg
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Janet Jaguar on March 17, 2013, 01:46:47 am
I have total respect for and fear of any person who takes on this list, outside of the instruments at the very end.

But the books at the end are interesting. 

Bowditch (http://books.google.com/books?id=9A-ANAEACAAJ&dq=editions:SBt2bqlschwC&hl=en&sa=X&ei=hxtFUezmN4Pj2QW9wICwBw&ved=0CDcQ6AEwAjgK) is available in the 1918 and the 1802 versions, plus a great many later 20th century editions.

The Coast Pilots (http://www.nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/nsd/cpdownload.htm) are still ongoing, covering the very long US coastliines in detail.  The modern versions are updated weekly.  They also have some historical editions (http://www.nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/nsd/hcp.htm) online. 

We have the 1843 edition of Maury's Navigations (https://www.google.com/search?q=bowditches+navigation&btnG=Search+Books&tbm=bks&tbo=1#hl=en&tbm=bks&q=editions:9eGWb8_B98oC&sa=X&ei=Jx5FUenPCsqI2gWe5oHABg&ved=0CDEQmBYwAA&bav=on.2,or.r_cp.r_qf.&fp=1950a1c7eca171f8&biw=1137&bih=558)

Horsburgh's India Directory 1874 (http://books.google.com/books?id=qPkGAAAAQAAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=Horsburghs+directory&hl=en&sa=X&ei=DR9FUYi-GofV2QX10YGQBA&ved=0CDUQ6AEwAQ)

Sumner's Latitudes 1851 (http://books.google.com/books?id=oGZRviwiZegC&printsec=frontcover&dq=sumners+latitude&hl=en&sa=X&ei=sB9FUb3wDqe-2wXmloCYCw&ved=0CDMQ6AEwAQ#v=onepage&q=sumners%20latitude&f=false) is also online.

I don't intend to read this stuff, but it is interesting to look at the books that actually sailed on our ships.
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on March 23, 2013, 08:34:22 am
14-06-1890 12 to 4 p.m.

At 3.30 threw overboard a bottle containing HO[?]. Ocean current rep~~t.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol003of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol003of040_179_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol003of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol003of040_179_1.jpg)

Any idea what that bottle contained and what was going on with the ocean current?
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: propriome on March 23, 2013, 08:42:47 am
Hi Maikel,

Maybe  the bottle was containing just H2O from Ocean?
No clues about current rep~, but it seems there's a point (or a comma?) after Ocean and so it could be a different period....
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Randi on March 23, 2013, 11:01:35 am
Just a WILD guess.
Hydrographic Office
Perhaps they released a bottle containing the lat and long specified to track the current. If someone finds the bottle they can say where it was found.

http://www.theamericansurveyor.com/PDF/TheAmericanSurveyor_Penry-MessageInABottle_March2007.pdf
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on March 23, 2013, 03:51:07 pm
Perhaps the sentence reads:
At 3.30 threw overboard a bottle containing HO oceans current report. Lat. 30 50N. Long. 58 22W.

About the punctuation, I can tell you the log-keeper isn't shy in throwing .,-:;'s around in places you normally would not expect them.
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Janet Jaguar on March 23, 2013, 06:46:20 pm
Just a WILD guess.
Hydrographic Office
Perhaps they released a bottle containing the lat and long specified to track the current. If someone finds the bottle they can say where it was found.

http://www.theamericansurveyor.com/PDF/TheAmericanSurveyor_Penry-MessageInABottle_March2007.pdf

Using drifters is still the official way to track ocean currents, only now USGS puts GPS transmitters on them.  It's good to know this was being done fairly early in our history. 

P.S. we can all become Drifter Trackers   ;)
http://www.drifters.doe.gov/track-a-yoto/track-a-drifter.html
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on March 27, 2013, 09:30:13 am
From the log-book starting 01-07-1890

Armament:
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol004of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol004of040_007_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol004of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol004of040_007_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Kevin on March 27, 2013, 02:09:16 pm
Map of drifter array now: http://www.argo.ucsd.edu/About_Argo.html. And by the way, the same technique was used in the Arctic way back using reinforced barrels. Those launched from Barrow region were picked up later in Greenland (where Jeannette debris was also found).
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Randi on April 10, 2013, 03:53:38 pm
Keep an eye out for Patterson ;D

May 7, 1912

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USCS%20Patterson/Book%207/IMG_5585_1.jpg

2:45 The Com'd'g Officer left ship in the launch for the USS Yorktown.

Doesn't look like the Yorktown is up to logs from 1912 yet so who knows if they'll note the event or not
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Kevin on April 10, 2013, 07:33:41 pm
Hummm...about those JEANNETTE relics?
http://ku-prism.org/polarscientist/Jeannette/feb181896NY.html
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Janet Jaguar on April 10, 2013, 07:51:41 pm
Hummm...about those JEANNETTE relics?
http://ku-prism.org/polarscientist/Jeannette/feb181896NY.html

It looks like those drifter fragments took 12 years to cross Canada.
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Randi on April 10, 2013, 07:55:51 pm
" The floe drifted off and the officers did not find the relics, which fell into the hands of the Esquimaux the following year and thence into the hands of the Danish government."

Not sure - maybe it was 12 years till the hoax was publicized?
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on April 12, 2013, 07:00:42 pm
23-08-1890

8 a.m. to meridian:
At meridian half masted colors with flagship in honor of obsequies of the late John Ericceson.

From noon to 4 p.m.:
U.S.S. Baltimore flying despatch flag + carrying the body of the late John Erriccson passed down the Bay + went to sea. on passing was saluted with 21 guns. Swedish flag at fore guard of blue Jackets parading.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol004of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol004of040_070_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol004of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol004of040_070_1.jpg)

The spelling of the log-keeper isn't always correct (e.g. he manages to spell breeses and breezes on the same page).

Described here is most probably the repatriation ceremony of John Ericsson (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Ericsson (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Ericsson))

Edit: Corrected date from 21 to 23-08-1890
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Janet Jaguar on April 12, 2013, 08:52:17 pm
That is the right month for that repatriation, according to the Naval History and Heritage Command.

Quote
http://www.history.navy.mil/photos/pers-us/uspers-e/j-ericsn.htm
John Ericsson, one of the 19th Century's most creative engineers and inventors, ...
He remained active until his death in New York City on 8 March 1889. In August 1890, following a memorial service at New York, his body was placed on board the cruiser Baltimore, which carried him across the Atlantic to his native Sweden for burial.
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on April 13, 2013, 08:23:51 am
It's also mentioned on Yorktown's Wikipedia page (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Yorktown_%28PG-1%29), including a painting of the White Squadron saluting the Baltimore.
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on April 19, 2013, 07:43:25 pm
13-09-1890 - 4 to 8 p.m.

J.H. Cummings (C.H.) fell overboard from the t. gallant for'castle. Lowered whale boat, let go life-buoy + turned star. search light. Succeeded in rescuing man some distance astern. On being brought on board he was found to be under the influence of liquor.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol004of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol004of040_095_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol004of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol004of040_095_1.jpg)

Bit embarrassing to have to rescue a drunken man, as earlier that day the Assistant Secretary of the Navy came on board.
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: AvastMH on April 19, 2013, 11:37:31 pm
oh my! - that's a fair old drop into the ocean. Perhaps that's how he survived it?! :o
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on April 20, 2013, 09:48:53 am
Well, he didn't fell in the Ocean, but in the North River, New York, where the Yorktown was anchored.
Still very cold, I would imagine.

The good news, for him at least, is the he was restored to duty the next day. :)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: AvastMH on April 20, 2013, 07:07:17 pm
That's impressive...perhaps he'd drunk so much that he didn't recall it at all. :-\ :D
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on April 21, 2013, 08:12:16 am
Or perhaps it was his punishment, having to go and work off his dip experience and hangover. ;D
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on May 06, 2013, 03:16:05 pm
07-11-1890 8 p.m. to midnight - Fire on board U.S.R.S. Minnesota

At 11.40 an alarm of fire was heard passed by Sentry in Navy Yard, shortly after it appeared that the fire was on board the U.S.R.S. Minnesota, at 11:15 went to fire quarters on board this ship and started steam in steam cutter. At 11:15 belayed secured and sounded retreat in consequence of fire appearing to have been extinguished.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol004of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol004of040_159_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol004of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol004of040_159_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on May 06, 2013, 03:18:00 pm
Mum rules! ;)

08-11-1890 meridian to 4 p.m.

Discharged this day from the U.S.S. Yorktown and from the Naval Service by reason of Order Bureau of Navigation and at his mother's request, Sylvester Nugent (Sea. App. 2nd C.).

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol004of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol004of040_160_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol004of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol004of040_160_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Janet Jaguar on May 06, 2013, 03:40:10 pm
Oh, my.  Makes you wonder what was happening at home to require this attention to his mama.

I found a Civil War sketch of the Minnesota.  After 1865, she was commissioned solely as a receiving and training ship, confined to harbors.  I'm glad they extinguished the fire quickly.

(http://lcweb2.loc.gov/service/pnp/ppmsca/20900/20969r.jpg)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on May 10, 2013, 09:18:57 am
18-11-1890 - Launch of the armoured cruiser Maine

At 12:49 the "Maine" glided down the ways into the water, her colors were hoisted and received a salute of 21 guns from the battery on Cobb Dock.
The Asst. Sec'y of the Navy, Professor J.R. Soley, and Ex. Sec'y of the Navy W.E. Whitney visited the ship and were in turn received with the appropriate honors.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol004of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol004of040_174_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol004of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol004of040_174_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Janet Jaguar on May 10, 2013, 05:32:34 pm
Cool!!
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on May 12, 2013, 04:02:01 pm
26-11-1890 - Welcome of Brazilian Squadron

Read about the welcome of the Brazilian Squadron received in the morning when arriving at New York.

Garrisons were paraded and salutes were fired by Fort Hamilton, Fort Wadsworth and Castle William and by U.S.S. Philadelphia, anchored off 28th Street.
The Brazilian vessels Aquidaban and Guanabara manned the yard and the salutes were returned.
The Aquidaban was visited by rear admirals Braine and Walker.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol004of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol004of040_183_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol004of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol004of040_183_1.jpg)

For outsiders it must have been a mini-war, as literally hundreds of salute shots have been fired. :D
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on May 15, 2013, 03:03:54 pm
No dancing please, we're in the serious business of running a ship. :P

05-12-1890 - 8 a.m. to merd.:
By order of Comdg. Officer the following punishments were awarded, viz: ...  Peters W. (Bay.) Dancing while at drill, 2 hrs. extra duty, ...

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol004of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol004of040_193_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol004of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol004of040_193_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: asterix135 on May 15, 2013, 03:56:52 pm
So Anchors Away isn't a realistic depiction of Navy life?  :(
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on May 21, 2013, 09:48:51 am
28-12-1890

The barometer heights in the morning are all written to be 22 instead of 29 inches.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol004of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol004of040_217_0.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol004of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol004of040_217_0.jpg)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Janet Jaguar on May 21, 2013, 03:32:10 pm
Well, for sure that error will stick out and be easily caught. :o ::)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: philip.brohan on May 21, 2013, 04:14:07 pm
That would be a world record by some distance - the lowest recorded sea-level pressure I know of is 870hPa - about 25.7 inches. I think we can safely say that a storm with a central pressure down to 22 inches would have sunk the ship. Less rum for that log-keeper please.

28-12-1890

The barometer heights in the morning are all written to be 22 instead of 29 inches.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol004of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol004of040_217_0.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol004of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol004of040_217_0.jpg)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on May 22, 2013, 08:09:00 am
With such a low pressure, wouldn't the ship be pushed upward by the water?
It might even get sucked out of the water.  ;)

Yep, I'll try everything to make it the flying Dutchman. ;D
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: jil on May 22, 2013, 08:23:06 am
 ;D  ;D  ;D
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Craig on May 22, 2013, 10:17:53 am
You're ignoring the gravity of the situation, Maikel. :D
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on May 23, 2013, 08:49:09 am
From the log-book starting 01-01-1891

Instruments:
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol005of040_jpg_clean/vol005of040_005_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol005of040_jpg_clean/vol005of040_005_1.jpg)

Armament:
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol005of040_jpg_clean/vol005of040_006_0.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol005of040_jpg_clean/vol005of040_006_0.jpg)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on May 23, 2013, 03:32:54 pm
After receiving articles in Equipment Department, I'm wondering what sort of ice we will be seeing. 8)

03-01-1891

Rec'd in Equipt. Dept. 1 U.S. Ensign #5, 1 U.S. Ensign #8, 2 Narrow Pennants #4, 2 Narrow Pennants #6, 34 yds. flax Ravens, 1 Ensign Costa Rican, 1 Ensign Hondurian, 1 Ensign Guatamalian, 1 Ensign Haytien, 1 Ensign Mexican, 1 Ensign Nicaraguan, 1 Ensign U.S. Columbian, 1 Ensign Venezuelan, 1 Ensign San Domingon. Jan. 3d/91. (8 a.m. to Merd.)

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol005of040_jpg_clean/vol005of040_009_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol005of040_jpg_clean/vol005of040_009_1.jpg)

Also note a mondegreen as the log-keeper writes birth deck, instead of berth deck, two times. :)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Randi on May 23, 2013, 03:36:00 pm
cubes?
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on May 24, 2013, 08:06:40 am
I was sort of hoping on vanilla. :P
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Randi on May 24, 2013, 08:40:30 am
 ;D
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on May 26, 2013, 10:12:24 am
05-01-1891

A list of medical stores received on board.

Rec'd in Medical Dept.
Tr. Opii Camph 1000 cc
Pil Quin. Sulph. 0.3 200
Liq. Sodae Chlor 2000 cc
Pil Quin. Sulph 0.15 600
Pulv. Acacie gms 400
Quinia Sulph gms 75
Acid Sulph Arom gms 100
Emp. Sinapis boxes 2
Copabia gms 1000
Spts. Nitre cc 800
Potass Brom. gms 200
Cocaine gms 16
Jan 5/91 (8 to Merd.)

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With the help of someone with a medical background, a more readable (only just ;)) version has been created.

Received in Medical Department:
Tinctura Opii Camphorata 1000 cc
Pilula Quininas Sulphatis 0.3 200
Liquor Soadae Chlorinate 2000 cc
Pilula Quininas Sulphatis 0.15 600
Pulvis Acaciae 400 grams
Quininas Sulphas 75 grams
Acidum Sulphuricum Aromaticum 100 grams
Emplastrum Sinapis 2 boxes
Copaiba 1000 grams (was most probably misspelled by the log-keeper)
Spiritus Nitre 800 cc
Potassii Bromidum 200 grams
Cocaine 16 grams
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on June 26, 2013, 09:12:56 am
Not important, just funny as the U.S.S. Yorktown has arrived at Yorktown, Virginia. :)

02-05-1891 - 4 to 8 p.m.

Standing up York river changing course frequently. At 5.30 anchored off the village of Yorktown in 13 fms. water with port anchor and veered to 45 fms. chain, muddy bottom.

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Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on July 11, 2013, 07:21:53 am
From the log-book starting 01-07-1891

Instruments:
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol006of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol006of040_005_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol006of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol006of040_005_1.jpg)

Armament:
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol006of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol006of040_006_0.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol006of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol006of040_006_0.jpg)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on July 25, 2013, 08:13:25 am
You're a senator and want to follow a yacht sailing race.
So what do you do?

17-08-1891. At anchor off Newport R.I.

8 a.m to meridian.

The following persons with a small party of ladies and gentlemen came on board, Senators Cameron, Butler and Macpherson and Ex. Secretary of the Navy Whitney.
The Comdr. in chief Rear Admiral J.G. Walker came on board at 10.40 and at 10.45 called all hands up anchor.
Hove up stb'd anchor and stood out of bay, stopping at Brenton's Reef light ship.

Meridian to 4 p.m.

On various headings conned by Commander and following yachts over triangular course of race of Corinthean Yacht Club.
At end of watch standing for Brenton's Reef Light distant about 6 miles.

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Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Janet Jaguar on July 25, 2013, 12:51:54 pm
Congressional perks are very old and well established.  ::)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on August 14, 2013, 03:48:23 pm
Weather-wise a lot can happen in 4 hours time.

At sea making passage from Bahia, Brazil, to Monte Video, Uruguay.
Position at 8 p.m.: -25.77, -44.00

03-11-1891 - 8 p.m. to midnight

At 8 changed course to SW. Watch commenced with frequent flashes of lightning from SSW to WNW the sky being heavy with a star showing occasionally, quantities of soft clouds flying over, the wind light from NW force of three. At 8.05 took in the sails and at 3.40 set fore staysail, fore and main trysails and spanker. From 9 to 10 the lightning became incessant illuminating the sky from South to NW in quick pulsations with frequent long jagged electric discharges the wind holding steady. After 10 an increasing area of the heavens to the S'd and W'd was in constant illumination. At 10 heard distant thunder and at intervals thereafter. Barometer 29.76 and falling slowly. At 10.30 half of the heavens was in constant illumination with heavy tiers of Nimbus clouds to windward, the wind being NW. At 10.35 observed thro' the nimbus clouds an arc of light 10 degrees broad oval shaped and perfectly illuminated. Took all canvas off the ship and shut down the spar deck circuits of the dynamos. At 10.40 when the sails were in but with out their furling lines a squall accompanied by heavy rain struck the ship from NW with hurricane force, the wind holding steady in direction, the sea smooth, the sky brilliant by incessant lightning and frequent and heavy thunder overhead. The squalls seemed to be rotary and the ship entering it with the wind NW and leaving it with the wind at SW. The ship heeled but brought her head and kept her there, full speed kept up on the engines the same being slowed by wind and helm from 105 to 60 turns. The furling lines not having been put on the sails, the fore and main trysails and spanker blew out and being whipped out were cut away, most of the canvas being recovered. At 11 brought the ship on her course SW the squall having passed. The remainder of watch thunder and vivid lightning from NW via North to SE and clearing to the W'd.

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Edit:
Changed the degree symbol that had changed into a ? to the word.
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Craig on August 14, 2013, 04:07:51 pm
Exciting! That warranted an "rcptlq". I would have thrown in a few caps and underscores for emphasis.
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Randi on August 14, 2013, 04:09:20 pm
WOW!
I was a bit startled to see blue sky when I looked out the window ;D
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on August 19, 2013, 08:49:31 am
The Yorktown left Punta Arenas earlier in the morning and is making passage through the Strait of Magellan.
Finally, after more than 2.5 years worth of log-books, the first ice has been spotted. :)

It wasn't sea ice though.

22-11-1891 - 8 a.m. to meridian:
Passed several glaciers and all mountain tops were covered with snow. Passed a canoe with five natives.

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Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on August 27, 2013, 08:38:57 am
24-12-1891
Whilst at anchor in Valparaiso, Chile, a report was added on a discrepancy on the amount of coal on board.

The Comdg. Officer.
U.S.S. Yorktown.

Sir:
The undersigned respectfully report that we estimate the amount of coal in the bunkers to be 397 tons.
The drawing show the capacity of the bunkers to be 400 tons.
Referring to the Log books we find the heaviest anthracite coal which has been received on board during the cruise weighed 100 lbs. per bucket; that now in the bunkers weigh 103 lbs. per bucket. Taking these proportions the amount would be 412 tons. The grate bars occupy a space equal to 15 tons subtracting this leaving 397 tons, the actual amount on board.

Respectfully,
(sign) Alfred Adamson, Chief Engineer U.S.N.
(sign) C.E. Rommel, Asst. Engineer U.S.N.
(sign) C.H. Hayes, Asst. Engineer U.S.N.
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on August 28, 2013, 03:41:39 pm
At anchor, Valparaiso, Chile

27-12-1891

Meridian to 4 p.m.
An officer from the Cochrane came on board to invite the comdr. to take part in funeral ceremonies to-morrow in honor of obsequies of officers fallen in late civil war whose remains were to day brought to this port by the Esmeralda.

4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
At 4 funeral party started from Esmeralda, the Almirante Cochrane firing guns at intervals of about four minutes, the band playing funeral tunes.
An officer from the Almirante Cochrane came on board to give notification of change of time of ceremonies to-morrow morning.

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28-12-1891

4 a.m. to 8 a.m.
At 7.50 the Captain left the ship with gig and two cutters to attend funeral ceremonies afloat occurring on board Chilian ship Esmeralda.

8 a.m. to meridian.
At 8.43 Cochrane fired first minute gun, procession of funeral boats formed and stood for landing.
Rec'd official visit of Comdr. of Esmeralda.

Meridian to 4 p.m.
An officer from Cochrane called to return thanks for participating in the funeral ceremonies of this morning.

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Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on August 30, 2013, 07:59:35 am
01-01-1892 At anchor Valparaiso, Chile

Mid. to 4 a.m. Clear, calm and pleasant. From midnight until 12.30 the New Year was celebrated by the ringing of bells, the firing of guns and rockets and the burning of lights from the town, the forts and Chilian war vessels in harbor.

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Happy New Year :)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on September 01, 2013, 08:57:40 am
Sticks and stones...

08-01-1892 At anchor Valparaiso, Chile

4 to 8 p.m. (Addenda) While the gig was laying at the landing waiting for the Comdg. officer, some person or persons threw stones or other missiles at the crew. The Comdg. Officer went on board the "Almirante Cochrane" to represent the matter to Captain Vial, the Senior Military and Naval Officer, there being no Intendente of the City.

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09-01-1892
Meridian to 4 p.m. The Captain of the Almirante Cochrane who is also the senior Chilian Naval Officer afloat paid an official visit on board and expressed to the Captain his deep regret at the occurrence of yesterday and announced that in future complete protection would be afforded our boats crews at the landing and that the authorities are determined to discover the persons who committed the outrage.

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Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on September 02, 2013, 08:23:38 am
13-01-1892 At anchor Valparaiso, Chile

4 to 8 a.m.
Received on board the following Chilian refugees accompanied by the U.S. Spanish and Italian ministers to Chile, viz: Jose Francisco Gana, ex-minister of war and ex-commander-in-chief of the army; Adolfo Ibanez, ex-minister of Interior and ex-senator; employee Santos; Ricardo Vicuna, ex-commissary general; Acario Cotapos, ex-deputy; Memorino Cotapos, ex army contractor; Gregorio Cerda i Ossa, ex intendente of Santiago; Baldomero Triaz Collas, ex deputy; the two last named from the Spanish legation, all the others from the U.S. legation, also separately came on board as refugee Enrique Aichele, attendant of Juan Mackenna.

Meridian to 4 p.m.
The Italian Minister left the ship positively declining a salute. At 3.30 the Spanish Minister left the ship. Saluted with 15 guns Spanish flag at fore.
Employee Santos left the ship.

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16-01-1892
Meridian to 4 p.m. Nemorino Cotapos voluntaraily left the ship to take passage in the John Elder for Buenos Aires., she left at 3.40.

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Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Randi on September 15, 2013, 10:16:05 am
If you find yourself in the New York Navy Yard, here are a couple of maps that might be useful:

http://mapcarta.com/29218634
http://historicalcharts.noaa.gov/historicals/preview/image/369%284%29-1-1887
http://www.satelliteviews.net/cgi-bin/g.cgi?fid=949228&state=NY&ftype=channel
http://historicalcharts.noaa.gov/historicals/preview/image/NYCV
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Randi on September 15, 2013, 10:17:16 am
 :o
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol002of040_jpg_clean/vol002of040_104_1.jpg
Quote
... returned from leave clean and sober

It it standard procedure to record this, or is it an exceptional event?
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on September 15, 2013, 10:23:09 am
On average, it's an exceptional event. ;D
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on September 28, 2013, 08:27:01 am
26-04-1892
Moored to stone wharf, Mare Island, California.

The U.S.S. Ranger went into commission at 11.40.
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Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on October 01, 2013, 09:04:08 am
07-05-1892
At anchor Port Townsend, Washington.

8 a.m. to meridian:
At 8.00 dress ship rainbow fashion and fired a salute of 21 guns in honor of the Centennial of the discovery of Puget Sound by Captain Vancouver.
Landed the marines to have them join in the procession on shore.

Meridian to 4 p.m.:
Sent boats ashore to participate in boat races.
At noon fired salute of 21 guns.
A number of visitors came on board to see the ship.

4 p.m. to 8 p.m.:
All boats except whaleboat attending race.
At sunset fired a salute of 21 guns.

8 p.m. to midnight:
Sent Sailing Launch ashore to take part in display of illuminated boats.

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Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on October 11, 2013, 08:15:03 am
18-06-1892, at anchor Lazy Bay, Kadiak Island

4 to 8 a.m.:
At 7. observed the schooner Rose Sparks had started her anchor and was drifting on the beach, she hoisted her Ensign Union down.
Sent an officer with two cutters, a heavy kedge and a line.
At end of watch she was riding safely to our anchor.

8 a.m. to meridian:
Bent two hawsers together and sent end down to schooner Rose Sparks astern: she hauled ahead by this line until close under our stern, then set sale, cast to starboard and stood into a small cove to the S'd where she anchored.

Meridian to 4 p.m.:
Turned over by order of Comd'g Officer to schr. Pearl, Capt. Littlejohn, one anchor pennant (wire) $37.03 invoice price from the Equipt. dept. of this vessel.

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Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Randi on October 13, 2013, 01:41:22 pm
* Lieutenant krw777 *
welcome to the top 12 !
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on October 14, 2013, 03:48:14 pm
U.S.S. Yorktown
From the log-book starting 01-07-1892

Instruments:
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol008of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol008of040_005_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol008of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol008of040_005_1.jpg)

Please note that the aneroid barometer used from October 25 1892 has an error of .06 high.

Armament:
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol008of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol008of040_006_0.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol008of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol008of040_006_0.jpg)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on October 19, 2013, 03:27:35 pm
(Copy.)
U.S.S. Yorktown, 3rd. Rate,
At Sea; July 21st. 1892. Lieut.

T.R.D.W. Veeder, U.S.N., U.S.S. Yorktown,

Sir:
You will land with ten men and the Pay Clerk from this vessel, and establish a camp at the Bering Sea entrance to the False Pass, and remain there until the return of the Yorktown, or such other vessel as I may send for your.
You will be furnished with rations for twelve days, and have under your command the sailing launch of this vessel armed and equipted for service.
The details of your camp and the care of the men are left to your judgement.
The object of the expedition is to guard the False Pass and capture any sealing vessel going into or out of the Bering Sea; you will, therefore, so locate your camp, that while commanding a view both of the Pass and the Bering Sea, you will yourself, be concealed.
You will keep a strict and vigilant lookout, day and night, and avoid any intercourse with the natives and in every way use your best endeavers to carry out the object of the expedition.
In case you capture any vessel, moor her in some safe place where you can guard her; remove all arms and ammunition from her, unbend and take on shore her sails, haul up her boats, take possession of her papers, and confine her officers and crew strictly to the vessel.
Make such notes as will enable you to report to me fully in writing on your return.
Use such force as may be necessary to capture promptly and held until my return any sealing vessel you may find.
When you make out the Yorktown approaching the straights, break camp at once and return on board.

Very respectfully,

(Signed) R.D. Evans, Commander U.S. Navy, Commanding U.S. Naval Force in Bering Sea.

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Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Randi on October 19, 2013, 03:55:12 pm
 :o
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Janet Jaguar on October 19, 2013, 05:45:12 pm
All the initials belonging to the officer receiving these orders interested me, so I looked him up on http://www.history.navy.mil/books/callahan/reg-usn-v.htm

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Veeder, Ten Eyck DeWitt
Midshipman, 25 September, 1868. Graduated 31 May, 1873. Ensign, 16 July, 1874. Master, 1 January, 1881. Lieutenant, Junior Grade, 3 March, 1883. Lieutenant, 7 October, 1886. Lieutenant Commander, 3 March, 1899.

Clearly descended from the New York Dutch.  :)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Randi on October 20, 2013, 09:10:52 pm
Lekiam (Maikel) passes the 30,000 mark!
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on October 25, 2013, 09:04:43 am
In August of 1892 the log-keeper has made some date mistakes.
From 7 August 1892 he goes to 9 August and 11 August is mentioned twice.

7 August 1892 (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol008of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol008of040_045_1.jpg)
9 August 1892 (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol008of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol008of040_046_1.jpg)
10 August 1892 (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol008of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol008of040_047_1.jpg)
11 August 1892 (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol008of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol008of040_048_1.jpg)
11 August 1892 (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol008of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol008of040_049_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on October 31, 2013, 03:39:41 pm
04-09-1892 - Meridian to 4 p.m.

Spoke British schooner "Henrietta" of Victoria B.C.
Attempted to give her a line but her Master would not take it as his vessel would not stand being towed.
Sent Lieut. T.E.D.W. Veeder U.S.N. in charge of a party of six men consisting of A. Nickerson (Qr. Mr.), B. Nugent (G.M.), A. McNicholl (C.T.), G. Geihl (sea), J. Sulivan (sea) and C. Griffin (sea), armed with revolvers and provided with revolver ammunition to take charge of the schooner and sail her into Unalaska.
Received on board from the schooner "Henrietta" the following men: Julian Thorsen, mate, W. Ebeneizer, Henry Jacobson, George V. Malenby, C. Dowing C. Doring and J.C. West.

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Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Janet Jaguar on October 31, 2013, 05:24:24 pm
I found a follow-up on this incident - the Henrietta seems in general to be up to no good.  And I added this Vancouver newspaper index (http://www.victoriasvictoria.ca/) to the Helpful Links to Outside Information (http://forum.oldweather.org/index.php?topic=1054.msg56565#msg56565) Newspaper section.  (In your transcription, C. Dowing appears to be C. Doring.)

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http://www.victoriasvictoria.ca/ search "Henrietta" Apr 1, 1892 to Dec 31, 1892

C Doring, ex-mate of Schooner Kate, and one of the crew of Henrietta on her unfortunate cruise this summer, reached home by City of Kingston on Mon evening, having worked his passage down on City of Topeka from AK, where 4 of his companions - John Towson (mate), Harry Jacobsen, Thomas Hampton (cook) and Fred Epmyer - and 4 of the Indian hunters, all Kyuquots, are now facing what, if not actual starvation, is near akin.

When released from prison a couple of months ago, they were turned out on to the beach, and work being hard to get and competitors for every chance job numerous, hunger has with them been the rule rather than the exception. The steamers coming down carried little or no freight, and so it was impossible to secure passage as "additional hands." It was only by a stroke of rare good luck that Doring managed to reach home in this way.

One of his first calls yesterday was upon the Superintendent of Indian affairs, to whom he represented the unfortunate condition of the Siwash hunters, receiving the promise that whatever could be done for them would be done, and without delay. He will today see the shipping master and the friends of the distressed whites and endeavor to arrange for their being brought back to Victoria.

The United States authorities in Alaska as represented by the district attorney say that they are powerless to act in the matter, intimating that the most they can do will be to watch whatever interest the sailors and hunters may have in the 420 skins detained with the Schooner.

When Coquitlam returned to Victoria the men thought they saw a chance to get home, and Captain McClellan was interviewed by all hands. He promised a passage, so Doring says, but afterwards decided that he could not give it, although the men expressed their willingness to live on crackers, which they would provide, under battened hatches.

No date had been set for the hearing of the Coquitlam case when doring left AK, and the trial of Captain Hansen, the "Flying Dutchman', had been put back for 9 months. In the meantime the Captain and 2 of him men remain in the Sitka jail, although there is some talk of putting up the $500 bonds, which will give him his liberty. [Colonist, 1892-12-07]


http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn90059522/1893-11-27/ed-1/seq-5/#date1=1892&index=11&rows=20&words=Henrietta+schooner&searchType=basic&sequence=0&state=&date2=1894&proxtext=schooner+Henrietta&y=13&x=14&dateFilterType=yearRange&page=1
St. Paul Daily Globe, November 27, 1893, Page 5, Image 5
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/Qqzk44kw2chpulM8YW8ccXV6-aKPG9p4XeJITCGrA-o=w173-h207-p-no)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on November 01, 2013, 07:26:43 am
In your transcription, C. Dowing appears to be C. Doring.

Consider it corrected. :)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on November 01, 2013, 08:10:42 am
08-09-1892 - 4 a.m. to 8 a.m.

Transferred to Revenu Cutter Corwin for transportation to Sitka the 6 men and 14 guns which had been received on board this ship from the schooner Henrietta.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol008of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol008of040_077_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol008of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol008of040_077_1.jpg)

09-09-1892 - 4 a.m. to 8 a.m.

At 4.15 Corwin took schooner Henrietta in tow and went to sea.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol008of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol008of040_078_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol008of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol008of040_078_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on November 06, 2013, 02:49:54 pm
30-09-1892 - 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
At anchor, Dutch Harbor, Unalaska

Rec'd on board three impecunious miners for passage to San Francisco, Richard Harms, Charles Godert and Thomas O. Mitchell, also Mrs. M.A. Healy, Mr. P.B. Weare and Mr. Weare.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol008of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol008of040_099_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol008of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol008of040_099_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Randi on November 06, 2013, 03:25:03 pm
What a way to be immortalized ::)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Janet Jaguar on November 06, 2013, 06:56:26 pm
30-09-1892 - 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
At anchor, Dutch Harbor, Unalaska

Rec'd on board three impecunious miners for passage to San Francisco, Richard Harms, Charles Godert and Thomas O. Mitchell, also Mrs. M.A. Healy, Mr. P.B. Weare and Mr. Weare.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol008of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol008of040_099_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol008of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol008of040_099_1.jpg)

Would that be Mrs. Michael A. Healy, wife to then-captain of the Bear?
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on November 07, 2013, 08:28:37 am
Instrument problems.

02-10-1892
There is a remark on the weather report page stating that the mercurial barometer has been used after 11 p.m.
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol008of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol008of040_101_0.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol008of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol008of040_101_0.jpg)

The remarks pages notes the faith of the aneroid barometer in the 8 p.m. to midnight block:
Aneroid fell from hook during a roll and was wrecked, reading at 11. and after by mercurial.
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol008of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol008of040_101_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol008of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol008of040_101_1.jpg)

03-10-1892
Another remark on the weather report page:
Using aneroid barometer after 4 p.m. Thermometer attached broken.
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol008of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol008of040_102_0.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol008of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol008of040_102_0.jpg)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on November 07, 2013, 03:16:25 pm
Would that be Mrs. Michael A. Healy, wife to then-captain of the Bear?

Bear did call on Dutch Harbor a couple of days earlier, so it's quite possible. :)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on November 09, 2013, 03:37:23 pm
12-10-1892
There is a remark on the weather report page stating that the mercurial barometer had been read after 1.00 p.m.
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol008of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol008of040_111_0.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol008of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol008of040_111_0.jpg)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on November 10, 2013, 03:33:09 pm
17-10-1892 - In dry dock, Mare Island, California

An eventful day:
- 26 absentees (better than the 31 of the day before  :-\)
- 3 drunks placed under sentry's charge, released later in the day when sober
- 3 men transferred to hospital
- 3 cases handled by Summary Court Martial
- received in Paymaster Department $25,000 in U.S. coin :o
- 2 of the above drunks again put under sentry's charge, again under the influence of liquor ::)

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol008of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol008of040_116_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol008of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol008of040_116_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Randi on November 10, 2013, 03:37:04 pm
I see that although the ship was dry, the same could not be said for the crew ::)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on November 11, 2013, 07:29:24 pm
21-10-1892

At 8 dressed ship mastheads with Italian and Spanish flags at the main.
At noon fired a salute of 21 guns in honor of 400th Anniversary of Discovery of America.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol008of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol008of040_120_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol008of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol008of040_120_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on November 13, 2013, 08:58:55 am
24-10-1892

Change of command.
Commander Frank Wildes relieved commander R.D. Evans.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol008of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol008of040_123_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol008of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol008of040_123_1.jpg)

On his last day commander Evans disrated about 60 men. :(
According to a remark on the weather report page, the same day commander Wildes re-rated the same men to their respective rates. :)

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol008of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol008of040_123_0.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol008of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol008of040_123_0.jpg)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Janet Jaguar on November 13, 2013, 10:51:19 am
It could be that there is a standard billet list for the ship - in today's merchant marine it is the official manning document that is part of the certificate of inspection. So a ship has to have, say, one master, three mates, 4 ABs and 8 ordinary seamen...  So you hire the only guy you have to fill the OS billet and then promote him to his usual rating and pay. In fact, now that I think about it I sailed on more than one occasion in a billet two levels below grade but was paid my usual rate as chief officer or whatever it was. This was because the person who was supposed to sail as 3rd was not able to make it and I was asked to make a 'pier-head leap' as its called.

 :)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Randi on November 13, 2013, 11:46:24 am
This happened earlier on Concord:

24 Dec 1894.
Hello, Hello what's going on here.
Merry Christmas present?

Comdr J.E. Craig in obedience to the Departments orders of Oct. 31, 1894, relieved Comdr C.F. Goodrich, U.S.N. as Commanding Officer of this vessel. By order of Comdr Goodrich all persons previously rated by him were this day disrated and were again rated by order of Comdr Craig.

What's with the rating / disrating bit?

In this case I wonder under what orders the commanding officer was relieved > routine or for cause? If the latter the bureaucracy may have considered his actions somehow less than valid and therefore required his ratings to be reviewed and redone by the new commander. Sort of like when the Chief Justice of the US flubbed his lines at a certain ceremony a few years ago.
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on November 13, 2013, 03:31:55 pm
There is a remark on the weather report page of 28-10-1892.

Commenced taking readings of aneroid, which by comparison with standard at Naval Obs. read too high by .06".

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol008of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol008of040_127_0.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol008of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol008of040_127_0.jpg)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on November 18, 2013, 03:24:43 pm
16-11-1892 - Meridian to 4 p.m.

At 1.40 stopped and backed engines until ship was dead in water and observed effect of sails alone in propelling ship.
No effect was discernible at the end of then minutes.
Went ahead again on engines.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol008of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol008of040_146_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol008of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol008of040_146_1.jpg)

Makes you wonder why they had sails in the first place, there was a force 4 wind at that moment. ::)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Craig on November 18, 2013, 03:43:01 pm
They needed the sails to keep the sailors occupied. Their union insisted upon it.  ;D

Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on November 22, 2013, 08:47:38 am
01-12-1892 - At anchor Callao, Peru

Meridian to 4 p.m.
The Comd'g. officer accompanied by Ensign Reid left the ship to make an official visit with the Comd'r. in Chief on the President of Peru.
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol008of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol008of040_161_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol008of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol008of040_161_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on November 22, 2013, 08:48:14 am
02-12-1892 - At anchor Callao, Peru

4 to 8 p.m.
At 7.20 Flagship made general signal (Ardois) "The Admiral will wear plain clothes to breakfast to-morrow."
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol008of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol008of040_162_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol008of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol008of040_162_1.jpg)

Must be a very important message to let the fleet know that. :D
The admiral in question was Bancroft Gherardi on board U.S.S. Baltimore.
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on November 23, 2013, 08:38:59 am
05-12-1892 - At anchor Callao, Peru

Merid. to 4 p.m.
The Comd'g. Officer of this ship and two other officers went on board the Flagship in special Full Dress to attend the reception on board to the President of Peru.
At 2.15 the President of Peru left the Mole to visit the Flagship and was saluted by H.M.S. Garnet and Champion with salutes of 21 guns and the manning of yards and on passing the ships of the U.S. fleet by salutes of 21 guns and manning the rail.
While the President of Peru was on board the flagship an 8" shell was fired out to seaward by that vessel.

4 to 8 p.m.
At 4.10 the President of Peru left the Baltimore for shore.
All the ships of the squadron manned the rail, paraded the Marine Guard and fired salutes of 21 guns.
The fort fired a salute of 21 guns.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol008of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol008of040_165_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol008of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol008of040_165_1.jpg)

If the President of Peru wasn't deaf before, he must have been after this visit. :)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on November 23, 2013, 03:07:38 pm
07-12-1892 - At anchor Callao, Peru

8 a.m. to meridian:
By order of Comd'g. Off. F.S. Kirk (S.A.2.C.) was reduced to 4th. class, no monthly money for 3 months and no beer allowed at Valparaiso or Monte Video for insolence to officer of deck.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol008of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol008of040_167_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol008of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol008of040_167_1.jpg)

Makes you wonder what Mr. Kirk said. :)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Randi on November 23, 2013, 03:14:39 pm
 :o
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Randi on November 24, 2013, 08:58:10 am
Gill
welcome to the top 12 !
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on November 24, 2013, 09:18:29 am
Hardship at the high seas. :D

10-12-1892 - At anchor Callao, Peru

4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Executive officers of this vessel left in Full Dress Uniform to attend a banquet at the palace of the President of Peru.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol008of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol008of040_170_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol008of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol008of040_170_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Janet Jaguar on November 24, 2013, 09:29:07 am
I wonder, did they have to sit at attention while they feasted?  :)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on November 24, 2013, 12:42:25 pm
The logbook doesn't day, but the banquet must have been a blast.
Just after midnight they returned and the squadron immediately hove up and left for Valparaiso, Chile.

The squadron consists of Flagship Baltimore, Charleston, San Francisco and of course Yorktown.
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Janet Jaguar on November 24, 2013, 03:14:35 pm
Sounds like the feast including a briefing and new orders. :o
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Randi on November 24, 2013, 11:07:41 pm
lollia paolina passes the 25,000 mark!
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on November 25, 2013, 09:03:33 am
First Order of Cruising

12-12-1892 - 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

At 7.5 flagship made general signal "Charleston take position on starboard quarter at distance, Yorktown same on port quarters, San Francisco take double distance directly astern. This will be known as first order of cruising".

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol008of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol008of040_172_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol008of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol008of040_172_1.jpg)

The term will be used frequently by Yorktown in the following days.
The flagship in question is Baltimore.
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on November 28, 2013, 09:06:27 am
Yorktown's Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Yorktown_(PG-1)) page has a chapter about testing telescopic gunsight (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Yorktown_(PG-1)#Telescopic_gunsight) by lieutenant Fiske, complete with a picture of the gentleman.

Here is a mention of testing in the log-books.

26-12-1892 - At sea making passage to Smyth's Straits.

Meridian to 4 p.m.:
By permission of the Commanding Officer Lieut. Fiske fired three rounds (common shell) with port 6 pdr. Hotchkiss, experimenting with his telescopic sight.
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol008of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol008of040_186_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol008of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol008of040_186_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on November 29, 2013, 09:08:23 am
30-12-1892 - At anchor Port Eden, Chile

6 p.m. to 8 p.m.:
A boat was sent ashore and a board bearing the vessels name was nailed to a tree on the North End of Charles Id.
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol008of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol008of040_190_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol008of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol008of040_190_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on November 29, 2013, 03:28:22 pm
U.S.S. Yorktown
From the log-book starting 01-01-1893

Instruments:
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol009of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol009of040_005_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol009of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol009of040_005_1.jpg)

Please note that the aneroid barometer has an error of .06 high.

Armament:
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol009of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol009of040_006_0.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol009of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol009of040_006_0.jpg)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on December 01, 2013, 01:14:10 pm
On 9 January 1893 the log-keeper had so much to write down, he took two pages for it.
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol009of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol009of040_015_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol009of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol009of040_015_1.jpg)
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol009of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol009of040_016_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol009of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol009of040_016_1.jpg)

The weather report page in between has been left empty.
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on December 08, 2013, 08:47:37 am
03-02-1892 - At sea, making passage from Monte Video to Barbadoes.

Meridian to 4 p.m.:
D.O. Whipp (C.H.) declared himself a deserter from the U.S. Naval Service; he shipped on the U.S.S. Michigan at Chicago Ill. as an apprentice under the name of H.O. Stone, was transferred to the U.S.R.S. Independence Mare Id. Cal. rate S.A.2.C. and deserted on August 1892; reshipped on the U.S.R.S. Independence as a coal heaver 7th. Oct. 1892 under the name D.O. Whipp and was transferred to the U.S.S. Yorktown at Mare Id. 26th. October 1892.
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol009of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol009of040_041_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol009of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol009of040_041_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Janet Jaguar on December 08, 2013, 12:33:07 pm
What a strange man.  What was he running from, and why did he desert ship when there was no land to go to?
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Kevin on December 08, 2013, 03:57:01 pm
Hummm, that doesn't make sense...

http://www.uscg.mil/history/webcutters/Independence_1848.pdf
http://www.uscg.mil/history/webcutters/Independence_1810.pdf
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Janet Jaguar on December 08, 2013, 04:21:00 pm
I took Kevin's leads and checked a little further - the Independence was not in service in 1892, according the list of all active commissioned officers.   http://www.semperparatus.com/usrcs_officers_1892.html   (use browser search for ship names)

This particular coal heaver is really telling lies all over the place.  An interesting problem. :o
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on December 09, 2013, 07:54:48 am
I didn't check those links, but the I can tell you Yorktown transferred many crew members to and from the U.S.R.S. Independence in April and October 1892.
Check the crew members thread for more details. :)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Kevin on December 10, 2013, 02:08:15 pm
USRS = US Receiving Ship. The INDEPENDENCE in this case was originally launched in 1814 and was the first 'ship-of-the-line' commissioned in the US Navy. This ship was at Mare Island at the time in question. See: http://www.history.navy.mil/danfs/i1/independence-ii.htm
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Randi on December 10, 2013, 02:26:48 pm
So, when do we get the log?
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on December 22, 2013, 09:36:58 am
On 30 March 1893 the log-keeper had so much to write, he took two pages for it.
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol009of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol009of040_097_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol009of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol009of040_097_1.jpg)
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol009of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol009of040_098_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol009of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol009of040_098_1.jpg)

The weather report page has been left empty.
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Craig on December 22, 2013, 10:06:36 am
This happens every two or three days on the Jamestown 1879.
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on December 22, 2013, 10:26:18 am
But this is Yorktown, where it happened only for the second time in almost 4 years worth of log-books. :)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Craig on December 22, 2013, 11:39:40 am
Good thing, if you are transcribing all the remarks  :D
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on December 28, 2013, 09:09:03 am
Does anyone dare to have a guess at the Argentinian name (if that's what it is) at the end of the 8 p.m. to midnight watch?

Argentine "F~~~tle" of July left Newcastle April 2nd.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol009of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol009of040_126_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol009of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol009of040_126_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Craig on December 28, 2013, 10:57:55 am
It seems unlikely but could it be "Fourth of July" ?
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Janet Jaguar on December 28, 2013, 12:33:29 pm
ShipIndex:
Quote
Fourth of July (South American raider)
Citations for this ship are available with a subscription to premium data. Subscribe here

And I like this - I think they were on their way thru the Great Lakes to the Chicago World's Fair!!!  The headline itself seems to be talking about the actual Argentine independence day, July 9th.  But it makes sense of the ShipIndex notation. ;D


The herald [microform]., July 17, 1893, Page 4, Image 4
The herald [microform]. (Los Angeles [Calif.]) 1893-1900

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-665BVCF6rbU/Ur7B0z3CpaI/AAAAAAAACxs/Swh5W9X6LRk/w458-h451-no/Argentine+steamship+-+Yorktown+1.GIF)
...
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-S_NfRqPzrsk/Ur7B1OVwsSI/AAAAAAAACxw/mG3UurATswE/w460-h474-no/Argentine+steamship+-+Yorktown+2.GIF)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Randi on December 28, 2013, 12:52:11 pm
This may be the privateer, but it is too early and not Argentinian.

A Different Kind of Maritime Predation - South American Privateering from Baltimore, 1816-1820: http://www.ijnhonline.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Head.pdf
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Janet Jaguar on December 28, 2013, 12:54:47 pm
That's even more interesting than mine.  Thanks - it still leaves the ship name open. :(
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Randi on December 28, 2013, 01:17:49 pm
Not this one either http://archive.is/yaXAR ;)



Perhaps related to this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Argentine%E2%80%93Chilean_naval_arms_race
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on December 28, 2013, 03:40:28 pm
Thank you all!

It is the Nueve de Julio (http://www.navypedia.org/ships/argentina/arg_bb_nueve_de_julio.htm), i.e. Ninth of July in English. :D

Seeing Janet's mention of Argentina's Independence Day made me realise the first character is a N, not a F.
Check the weather report page (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol009of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol009of040_126_0.jpg) to see how the N is often written.
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Janet Jaguar on December 28, 2013, 03:57:57 pm
Even totally wrong guesses are worth something.  ;D
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Randi on December 31, 2013, 08:57:15 am
DavidErskine
welcome to the top 12 !
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on January 01, 2014, 12:53:41 pm
Great International Naval Review 1893

Halfway April 1893 Yorktown was anchored at Hampton Roads, Virginia.
Many ships from many nations were gathering for attending the Great International Naval Review of 1893.

Ships mentioned in Yorktown's log-book:
American: Atlanta, Bancroft, Bennington, Charleston, Chicago, Concord, Cushing, Detroit, Dolphin, Newark, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Vesuvius, Yorktown
Argentinian: Ninth of July [Nueve de Julio]
Brazilian: Aquidaban, Republica, Tiradentes
Columbian: Nina, Pinta, Santa Maria
Dutch: Van Speijk
English: Australia, Blake, Magicienne, Partridge, Tartar
French: Arethuse, Hussard, Jean Bart
German: Kaiserin Augusta, Seeadler
Italian: Etna, Giovanni Bausan
Russian: Dimitri Donskoi, General Admiral, Ryuda
Spanish: Infanta Isabel, Nueva Espana, Reina Regenta

Named American Rear Admirals: Benham, Gherardi and Walker.

All ships have been extremely busy firing hundreds upon hundreds of salutes in honour of nations and high ranked officers.

An example of 20 April when the Italian flagship arrived.
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The following salutes were fired, - at 10.30 the van Speijk, 13 guns, the Italian flag at fore; at 10.35 Kaiserin Augusta, 13 guns, Italian flag at fore; at 10.40 French Flagship Arethuse, 15 guns, English flag at fore; at 10.45 Italian Flagship "Etna" 21 guns, U.S. flag at main, this salute returned by Fort; At 10.50 the "Etna" 13 guns, U.S. flag at fore, returned by Philadelphia; At 10.55 the Etna 15 guns, English flag at fore, returned by Blake; At 10.05 the Etna 13 guns, French flag at fore, returned by Arethuse; At 11.10 General Admiral 13 guns, Italian flag at fore, returned by the Etna, At 11.15 the Etna 13 guns Dutch flag at fore; At 11.20 the Etna 13 guns German flag at fore; At 11.25 the Etna, 13 guns, Russian flag at fore.

On 22 April all the flagships saluted in honour of the 25th marriage of the Italian King.

Also, many officer's dinners and wardroom entertaining have taken place on the various ships.

On 24 April all the ships sailed together for New York.
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The Ships of the U.S. fleet forming the port column in the following order, viz: Philadelphia, Newark, Atlanta, San Francisco, Bancroft, Bennington, Baltimore, Chicago, Yorktown, Charlestown, Vesuvius and Concord, steamed to the Westward in Hampton Roads to a point nearly opposite Newport News, where the Dolphin with the Hon. Secretary of the Navy on board had taken position and then countermarched and stood out of the Roads, the Dutch man-of war Van Speijk and German men-of-war Kaiserin Augusta and Seeadler falling in as a part of the port column and in the order named.
The starboard column led by H.B.M.S. Blake was formed in the following order: Blake, Australia, Magicienne, Tartar, General Admiral, Ryuda, Arethuse, Hussard, Jean Bart, Etna, Bausan, Aquidaban, Republica and Tiradentes.

On 26 April the ships went up the Hudson and anchored in the North River.

On 27 April a presidential visit to the fleet.
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At 1.33 the first gun was fired from the Miantonomah and the Dolphin bearing the flags of the Secretary of the Navy and the President of Untied States, steamed slowly up the River between the columns.
She was saluted by each vessel with 21 guns, yards and rail manned, guard paraded, and officers in special full dress. At 2.30 she reached head of columns and the Flag and Commanding officers made an official call on the President.

At 4.45 the President left the Dolphin and his flag was hauled down, each ship manning yards and firing a salute of 21 guns.
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on January 01, 2014, 12:54:11 pm
At anchor North River, New York.

30-04-1893 - Midnight to 4 a.m.

A large fire on the Jersey shore about 2 miles down the river.
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol009of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol009of040_150_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol009of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol009of040_150_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Randi on January 01, 2014, 01:02:40 pm
Jersey saluting the ships? ::)
or a result of
the saluting ships? ::)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on January 04, 2014, 03:28:21 pm
11-05-1893 - Meridian to 4 p.m.
Moored at Navy Yard, New York.

Sent a cutter with racing crew and whaleboat with spectators from the crew to the squadron lying in North River in tow of "Nina", for the Herald races to take place this afternoon.
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol009of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol009of040_162_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol009of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol009of040_162_1.jpg)

Both boats returned in the afternoon, but no result was listed. :(
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on January 08, 2014, 08:59:19 am
25-03-1893 - 8 a.m. to meridian:

At 9. the Saluting Battery on Cob-dock fired a salute of 11 guns in honor of Capt. Sampson Chief of Bureau of Ordnance.
Delivered to Elished Packard (Oiler) one bronze Ericson Medal presented by the King of Sweden to the crew of the Baltimore at the time the Baltimore took Ericson's remains to Sweden.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol009of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol009of040_176_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol009of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol009of040_176_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Janet Jaguar on January 08, 2014, 11:12:15 am
That would be the remains of this John Ericsson.  http://johnericsson.org/history.htm  Interesting things I learn here, I'd never heard of Ericsson before.
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on January 08, 2014, 11:36:10 am
Sorry to see your memory going. ;)
http://forum.oldweather.org/index.php?topic=3345.msg65271#msg65271 (http://forum.oldweather.org/index.php?topic=3345.msg65271#msg65271)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Janet Jaguar on January 08, 2014, 02:32:22 pm
natural absent-mindedness combined with age I guess.  ;)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on January 11, 2014, 09:19:50 am
02-06-1893 - 8 a.m. to meridian.
Moored to Cob-dock Navy Yard, New York.

At 11.45 the Dolphin with the Princess Eulalie on board passed to Ed.
The ships at the yard manned yards and rail, displayed Spanish Ensign at the main, the Baltimore, San Francisco and Vermont firing a national salute.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol009of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol009of040_186_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol009of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol009of040_186_1.jpg)

Her visit to the U.S.A. is mentioned: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Infanta_Eulalia_of_Spain (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Infanta_Eulalia_of_Spain)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Randi on January 13, 2014, 07:07:02 pm
phf
welcome to the top 12 !
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Randi on January 16, 2014, 09:57:41 pm
lollia paolina passes the 30,000 mark!
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on January 20, 2014, 08:47:21 am
U.S.S. Yorktown
From the log-book starting 01-07-1893

Instruments:
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol010of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol010of040_005_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol010of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol010of040_005_1.jpg)

Please note that the aneroid barometer has an error of .06 high.

Armament:
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol010of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol010of040_006_0.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol010of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol010of040_006_0.jpg)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Randi on January 20, 2014, 10:01:48 am
This isn't the steamer Taboga I was looking for, but Yorktown is mentioned. 25 May 1911
http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archive-free/pdf?res=F00816FF355A17738DDDAF0A94DD405B818DF1D3
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on January 20, 2014, 02:49:17 pm
01-07-1893 - 8 a.m. to meridian.
Moored to Cob dock, Navy Yard, New York.

Sent the apprentices of this vessel on board the U.S.S. Monongahela to witness the presentation of the "Bailey Medal" to apprentice Whitehead of the U.S.T.S. Monongahela.
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol010of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol010of040_007_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol010of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol010of040_007_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on January 20, 2014, 02:49:45 pm
02-07-1893 - Meridian to 4 p.m.
Moored to Cob dock, Navy Yard, New York.

The "Falcon" with Arctic Expedition passed up the River.
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol010of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol010of040_008_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol010of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol010of040_008_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on January 25, 2014, 09:17:21 am
This time a change in command without the usual long list of changes in rates. :)

17-07-1893 - Meridian to 4 p.m.
Navy Yard, New York

Cmdr. Frank Wildes read the Dept's order detaching him from this vessel, and Cmdr P.F. Harrington read the Depts order ordering him to relieve Cmdr Wildes, and therewith assumed command of the vessel.
The usual disratings and rerating of all rated men were made by the retiring and new commanding officers.
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol010of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol010of040_027_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol010of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol010of040_027_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Randi on January 28, 2014, 09:05:00 pm
Lekiam (Maikel) passes the 40,000 mark!
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on February 10, 2014, 09:15:28 am
At anchor Sandy Point, Magellan Straits, Chilli

10-09-1893 - 8 p.m. to meridian.

At 8.35 the body of Louis N. Badene (Chief B.M.) [Chief Boatswain's Mate] was braught aboard by boat from Chilian cruiser "Magellanes".
The petty officer in charge reported that the body had been recovered from the water at wharf. Body was examined at once by surgeon of this ship, who reported that death had apparently occured some hours before, and the probable cause drowning.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol010of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol010of040_096_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol010of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol010of040_096_1.jpg)

11-09-1893 - 6 to 8 p.m.

Received on board 1 coffin for the body of L.N. Baden late Ch.B.Mte. [Chief Boatswain's Mate]

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol010of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol010of040_097_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol010of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol010of040_097_1.jpg)

12-09-1893 - 8 a.m. to meridian.

At 9.00 the crew and officers of the ship assembled on quarter deck, and the Commanding Officer read the Funeral service over the remains of Louis N. Badene (Ch. B.Mte.)  [Chief Boatswain's Mate].
At 9.30 the funeral party left the ship with body, Lt. Fickbohm in charge.
An Escort from Chilian cruiser "Magellanes" joined that from this ship.
The remains were interred in Protestant cemetery on shore.
A salute was fired over grave.
Party returned at 10.50.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol010of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol010of040_098_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol010of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol010of040_098_1.jpg)

Edit: Corrected, accidentally type Louise instead of Louis.
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Randi on February 10, 2014, 09:50:03 am
I think that should be Louis not Louise ;)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on February 10, 2014, 09:56:03 am
Oops. :D
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on February 13, 2014, 08:26:05 am
22-09-1893 - Meridian to 4 p.m.

Auctioned the effects of L.N. Badene late Ch. B.Mte. realizing $49.70.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol010of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol010of040_111_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol010of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol010of040_111_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on February 27, 2014, 03:05:30 pm
U.S.S. Yorktown - At Callao, Peru

18-11-1893

Midnight to 4 a.m.: The sulphurous smell of "Callao, Painter" quite marked.
4 to 8 a.m.: Paintwork badly effected by Callao painter.
8 p.m. to Midnight.: Strong smell of the "Callao Painter".

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol010of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol010of040_170_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol010of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol010of040_170_1.jpg)

Callao Painter, a.k.a. Aguaje and El Pintor, from http://archive.org/stream/jstor-196596/196596_djvu.txt (http://archive.org/stream/jstor-196596/196596_djvu.txt):
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This phenomenon is observed at Callao during the summer months, from December to April.
It consists of emanations of sulphuretted hydrogen gas, accompanied by changes in the color of the sea-water.
The English names, and the Spanish El Pintor, arose from the effect produced by the gas upon white paint, which becomes blackish, like the tint of oxidized silver.
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Randi on February 27, 2014, 05:17:21 pm
 8)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on March 11, 2014, 08:56:32 am
From the log-book starting 01-01-1894

Instruments:
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol011of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol011of040_004_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol011of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol011of040_004_1.jpg)

Please note that the aneroid barometer has an error of .06 high.

Armament:
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol011of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol011of040_005_0.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol011of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol011of040_005_0.jpg)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on March 22, 2014, 08:27:50 am
At anchor Panama Bay.
14-02-1894 - 4 to 8am.

By authority of the Comd'g officer transferred 200 lbs of tobacco to Paymaster J.A. Ring for the survivors of the U.S.S. Kearsarge at Colon.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol011of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol011of040_051_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol011of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol011of040_051_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Kevin on March 23, 2014, 02:58:09 pm
Picture of the wreck at the bottom:
http://www.history.navy.mil/photos/sh-usn/usnsh-k/kearsarg.htm
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Randi on March 23, 2014, 03:33:24 pm
I hadn't realized that part of the American Civil War played out in European waters :-[
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on March 27, 2014, 04:16:46 pm
Perils of the high seas, or ...

At San Francisco
05-03-1893 - 8 a.m. to meridian.

Sent surgeon Harmon to hospital on shore to bring off Hugh Boyd (sea) who had been injured by cable cars.
At 10.30 H. Boyd sea was braught on board on a stretcher, with a fractured knee.
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol011of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol011of040_072_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol011of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol011of040_072_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Randi on March 27, 2014, 05:00:19 pm
OUCH :'(
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on March 31, 2014, 03:16:03 pm
U.S.S. Yorktown, at Mare Island, California
17-03-1894 - 8 a.m. to meridian.

Hugh Boyd (sea) died to day from the effects of lockjaw at the Naval Hospital Mare Id.
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol011of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol011of040_084_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol011of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol011of040_084_1.jpg)

Lockjaw is most possibly another name for tetanus, an infectious disease of the central nervous system.

19-03-1984 - Meridian to 4 p.m.
At 1.30 funeral party left ship in charge of Lieut Boush.
At 2.00 half masted colors during funeral ceremony of the late Hugh Boyd (sea).
Full masted colors at 3.00.
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol011of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol011of040_086_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol011of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol011of040_086_1.jpg)

22-03-1894 - 8 a.m. to meridian.
An Inventory off the effects of Hugh Boyd (sea) deceased was this day made by Lieut Boush.
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol011of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol011of040_089_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol011of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol011of040_089_1.jpg)

23-03-1894 - 8 a.m. to meridian.
Held auction to dispose of the effects of Hugh Boyd (sea) deceased. The amount realized was $12.35.
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol011of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol011of040_091_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol011of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol011of040_091_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on April 02, 2014, 03:27:19 pm
At Mare Island, California
28-03-1894 - Meridian to 4 p.m.

The ships Aneroid barometer was compared with Observatory standard and found to be .08 too high. It was accordingly corrected.
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol011of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol011of040_096_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol011of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol011of040_096_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on April 02, 2014, 03:28:11 pm
A lot of men returned on board drunk and were placed under sentry's charge.
But what do you do when you run out of confinement space? :D

30-03-1894 - 8 p.m. to midnight.

Th. Dalton (2.C.F.) being drunk noisy and ungovernable was placed in the cell and G. Lane sea being drunk and noisy was confined in the crew's bath-room by order of the Cmd'g Officer for safe keeping.
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol011of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol011of040_098_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol011of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol011of040_098_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Randi on April 02, 2014, 03:37:13 pm
 :o ::) :P :P :P

I bet HE doesn't have to use the crew's bath-room!
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on April 09, 2014, 03:32:38 pm
Oops. ???

At Seattle, Washington
24-04-1894 - 8 p.m. to midnight.

At 9.30 Lieut. A.B. Speyers shot himself in the left leg with a Colts Navy Revolver.
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol011of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol011of040_129_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol011of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol011of040_129_1.jpg)

25-04-1894

8 a.m. to meridian:
A medical Board of which Surgeon D.O. Lewis was senior member met on board to survey Lieut A.B. Speyers, U.S. Navy.

Meridian to 4 p.m.:
Lieut A.B. Speyers was transferred to care of Marine Hospital surgeon, Providence Hospital Seattle Washington upon the recommendation of Board of Survey which met on board this ship this morning.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol011of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol011of040_130_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol011of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol011of040_130_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Janet Jaguar on April 09, 2014, 05:10:48 pm
How many months did it take for him to live down that "mistake"?
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on April 12, 2014, 03:00:22 pm
05-05-1894 - At Port Townsend, Washington

8 a.m. to meridian.
P.A. Paymaster E.B. Webster was placed under suspension by order of Comd'g officer, for being absent without leave at General Muster.

Meridian to 4 p.m.
At the request of the Captain, a Board of Officers of which Lieut H.F. Fickbohm is senior member, ordered by the Senior Officer Present, met on board this vessel, in compliance with Art. 1042 U.S. Navy regulations + The keys of Paymasters storerooms were delivered to the Senior member of the above Board and a sentry was posted over such others of the Paymasters storerooms as were without lock and key.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol011of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol011of040_141_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol011of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol011of040_141_1.jpg)

Edit: corrected date
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Randi on April 12, 2014, 06:27:29 pm
 :o Someone is really in trouble!
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on April 14, 2014, 03:10:52 pm
14 May 1894 is spread out over four pages.

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AM weather observations only

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Events midnight till meridian.

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PM weather observations only

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Events meridian till midnight.
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on April 15, 2014, 07:02:45 pm
Perhaps the paymaster isn't in trouble after all.

15-05-1894 - At Port Townsend, Washington

8 a.m. to meridian.
P.A. Paymaster E.B. Webster was released from suspension by the Comd'g officer.
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Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Randi on April 15, 2014, 07:06:24 pm
 :-\
Perhaps the captain just didn't want anyone else trying to fill the role unofficially! ;D
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Janet Jaguar on April 15, 2014, 10:43:04 pm
Maybe he'd had a previously clean record, and had been taught the errors of disappearing like that.

I do like that method of inventorying new stores - much neater than an insert.  :)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on April 16, 2014, 07:42:14 am
The two days after his disappearance they did a complete inventory of the stores and checked the money.
Perhaps nothing had gone missing and had the paymaster just been sampling the stores at the local tavern? :)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Janet Jaguar on April 16, 2014, 09:36:10 am
Sounds likely.  :)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Randi on April 16, 2014, 12:04:55 pm
 ;D
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on April 18, 2014, 08:35:26 am
This isn't paymaster Webster's journey. ???

25-05-1894 - At anchor Humboldt Harbor, Popof Island, Alaska

4 to 8 p.m.
Officers hunting party returned at 5 p.m. with exception of Paymaster Webster for whom two cutters crews were sent in search.
At 7.50 2nd cutter returned having found no trace of Paymaster Webster.

8 p.m. to midnight.
At 9.30 the 1st Cutter with the volunteer searching party returned on board, not having seen anything of Paymaster Webster.

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26-05-1894

8 a.m. to meridian.
Between 8.00 and 8.30 the sailing launch, 1st and 2nd cutters and whaleboat left the ship with about 100 officers and men in charge of Lieut. Stevens to search for Paymaster Webster.
At 10.30 signal from shore announced the success of the expedition and at 11.00 Paymaster Webster was brought off in steam cutter.

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No further mentions on the incident in the following days (yet?).
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Randi on April 18, 2014, 06:40:54 pm
DavidErskine passes the 250 mark!
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on April 24, 2014, 08:44:24 am
If your captain sees land, you'll see it too. :)

16-06-1894

8 a.m. to meridian:
At 9.40 pat log reading 53.4 the Comd'g Officer and Qr. Mr. saw land, bearing N69?W (p.s.c.).
Signed indication of the Comd'g officer the land above mentioned was not seen by officer of watch.

Meridian to 4 p.m.:
By order of Comd'g officer Ensign H.A. Field was placed under suspension till further orders, for declining to obey Comd'g officers orders in regard to an entry in the log.

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Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Craig on April 24, 2014, 11:46:57 am
That was not a good career move.  ;D
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Randi on April 24, 2014, 09:35:27 pm
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Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on April 27, 2014, 08:42:19 am
29-06-1894, at Sitka, Alaska.

4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The following men were brought on board by ships police A. Olsen (Cox), H. Rasmussen (sea) and J.H. O'Connor (S.C.1.C.) and were placed under charge of sentry to await investigation.
A deposit of $13.25 each was made with the U.S. Commissioner ($3.25 being cost and $10.00 fine) they being defendants in a case pending before the commissioner for being drunk and disorderly upon the streets of Sitka on June 28, 1894.

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Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on April 28, 2014, 02:44:48 pm
From the log-book starting 01-07-1894

Instruments:
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Armament:
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Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on April 28, 2014, 03:14:08 pm
03-07-1894 - At Alitak Bay, Alaska

Meridian to 4 p.m.
Lowered steam launch and sent it in to bring off boat from "Concords" camping party ashore.

4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Camping party left by Concord consisting of C. Wells Naval Cadet (in charge) L. Swift (Ch. Q.M.) Winter F. (M-a-A 3C.) W.J. Bow (sea) J. Eberwine (sea) H. Hansen (sea) B.H. Shepler (A.2.C.) with camp outfit came on board.

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Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Pommy Stuart on May 01, 2014, 09:19:13 am
U.S.S. Yorktown
11-07-1894 - At Dutch Harbor, Unalaska

4 a.m. to 8 a.m.
Naval Cadet Wells with party of men from the "Concord" who were brought from Alitak Bay returned to Concord taking with them all camping outfit.

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And from the Concords point of view.
 8am to Merid (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Concord/vol017of040/vol017of040_110_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Randi on May 01, 2014, 11:39:44 am
lollia paolina passes the 40,000 mark!
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on May 06, 2014, 06:38:10 pm
3 August 1894 is spread out over four pages.

The events describe how just after midnight Yorktown found Adams aground and tried to haul her off.
Around noon Concord and Petrel arrived and assisted.
At 7.55 p.m. Petrel actually succeeded in pulling Adams off the rocks.

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Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Janet Jaguar on May 06, 2014, 07:16:01 pm
Now that crowd of witnesses must have embarrassed the Adams' crew.
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on May 07, 2014, 07:14:54 am
Yorktown found Adams because she heard gun shots fired and went to sea to investigate.
In an age before radio communication, I'm wondering how both Concord and Petrel found them half a day later.

Pure coincidence?
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on May 07, 2014, 08:04:44 am
It must have been a convention. :)
The ship arriving the previous night, but unrecognisable because of the fog, was the Corwin.
And the next morning the Rush arrived.

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Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Randi on May 07, 2014, 12:44:37 pm
Concord - 3 August 1894
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Concord/vol017of040/vol017of040_139_1.jpg
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Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on May 09, 2014, 03:36:12 pm
I guess the orders were pretty simple, how difficult can it be to check an island for wrecked whalers? ;)

08-08-1894 - Off St. Matthew Island, Bering Sea

8 a.m. to meridian:
The Comd'g officer and a party of Ward room officers landed on the island, bearing of landing from the ship was S1/2E.

Meridian to 4 p.m.:
At 3.08 fired a signal, for ships party ashore, from port for'd 6" gun; expending 1 reduced charge, 1 common shell and 1 percussion primer for 6" B.L.R.
The Comd'g officer went ashore on the Island of St. Matthew and searched for wrecked whalers, as directed by the Comd'g officer of the Bering sea fleet, but found none.

4 to 8 p.m.:
Sent whaleboat on shore to wait until 9.00 p.m. for Lieut Gill and P.A. Paymaster Webster.

8 p.m. to midnight:
Operating search lights and signals to guide ships party from shore.
At 9.50 the whaleboat returned, the crew not having seen anything of Lieut Gill and P.A. Paymaster Webster.

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09-08-1894

8 a.m. to meridian:
At 8.50 sent a search party in charge of Lieut Cutler on shore in whaleboat to search for Lieut. Gill and P.A. Paymaster Webster; the boat last seen near the beach bearing SEbyS.

Meridian to 4 p.m.:
At 12.05 Ensign Jackson with a party of men went ashore to join in the search for Lieut Gill and P.A. Paymaster Webster.

4 to 8 p.m.:
Sent boat for search party at 7.00 P.M.

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10-08-1894

Midnight to 4 a.m.:
Kept glasses bearing on breach and hill in search of missing officers.

4 to 8 a.m.:
At 6.00 lowered all boats excepting gig and dinghy. At 7.00 a party of 5 officers 51 men and 15 Marines left the ship to search for Lieut Gill and Paymaster Webster.
At 5.00 the whale boats crew was sent ashore to see if any one had visited the hut during the night, the crew returned at 6.10 reporting that they could see no change since last night.

8 a.m. to meridian:
Steam launch with sailing launch and two cutters in tow returned to the ship at 11.45. Coaled and watered launch preparatory to making a trip to the Wd in search of missing officers.

Meridian to 4 p.m.:
At 12.25 p.m. the steam cutter left the ship to obey they supplementary instructions as follows: to steam to a point bearing West from the ship and return along the beach, search, when the ship bears from launch NNE to return to the ship. If overtaken by fog on the way to the West point to steer WbyS until near the land and then return along the beach until reaching the old landing used yesterday and day before when head north for ship, blowing whistle frequently, which will be answered by the ship until the latter is made out. At 2.00 signals were made from shore indicating news of the lost officers, and hoisted steam cutters recall. At 2.10 signaled to whaleboat to come alongside, she at that time proceeding to continue search. She came alongside landed supernumeraries, and proceeded to the usual landing place. At 2.40 signal was made from the shore "All well and found". At 2.50 began firing signal guns from for'd 6" guns at 5m intervals starboard and port alternately. Expended 10 common shell and 10 reduced charges and 10 percussion primers for 6" B.L.R. At 3.30 steam cutter returned and also the whale boat with P.A. Paymaster E.B. Webster and Lieut W.A. Gill U.S.N. who had been missing for two days. Sent sailing launch 1st and 2nd cutter and whaleboat to the landing to bring off search party. At end of watch members of the Party still seen coming down to the beach.

4 to 8 p.m.:
At 4.30 first and 2nd cutter returned with part of search party. At 5.00 received wig wag signal from landing "Is Sellers on board". Answered "No". At 5.00 commenced firing 10 rounds from ford 6" B.L.R. at 5 minutes intervals Expended 10 - 6" B.L.R. charges, 10 common shell and 10 primers. The whaleboat pulled to the Eastward for about 1 mile along the shore and then returned to the usual landing.

8 p.m. to midnight:
At 9.10 began firing signal guns from port 6 pdr R.F.G. at 5 minute intervals, fired 4 - 6 pdr Common shell; at same time began playing search lights along the beach and signalled with search lights (wigwag) "C - Leave rifle and provisions and return. Later on repeated at intervals wigwag signal "C - Return". At 10.50 the balance of search party excepting W.H. Sellers (Sh.W.), J.E. Cooke (A.2.C.) and F.H. Kinnier (A.2.C.) returned on board.

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11-08-1894

4 to 8 a.m.:
A search party consisting of Lieuts Cutler and Gill, Ensign Jackson and P.A. Paymaster Webster, 14 Marines and 34 of the ships crew left the ship at 6.10 in steam launch, sailing launch, 1st and 2nd cutters and whale boat for east side of the Island, there to land and search to the Wd for the missing men Kinnier, Cooke and Sellers. The Comd'g Officers instructions to Lieut Cutler were as follows: The whale boat to go in to hut and return at once. Breakfast at 6.00. At 6.30 Lieuts Cutler and Gill, Ensign Jackson and P.A. Paymaster Webster will take charge of the 60 men who will land at the usual point and search the ground covered to day. They will take 50 muskets and 2 shot guns with 25 rounds for each piece. They will use the strictest measure that no man strays out of signal distance of another or his won party. They will inform the ship the earliest moment by signal flag or gun volley that the lost men are found. They will use the greatest expedition in returning to the beach after the lost men are found. The boats will be towed ashore by the steam launch and all except the whale boat which will remain with a full crew will be towed back to the ship by the steam launch. - During watch kept glasses directed on hills and shore line for missing men. At 5.00 whale boat was sent to examine hut on beach and reported no evidence of missing men.

8 a.m. to meridian:
At 9.30 W.H. Sellers (Sh.W.), J.E. Cooke (A.2.C.) and F.H. Kinnier (A.2.C.) appeared on beach abreast of ship and later were brought on board. At 9.58 and 11.01 began firing a series of signal guns in 5m intervals. 3 shots in a group, from port for'd 6" B.L.R. Expended 6 - 6" common shell, 6 reduced charges and 6 percussion primers for 6" B.L.R. At 10.35 and 11.30 began firing a series of signal guns in 5m intervals. 3 shots in a group from stbd. 6 pdr R.F.H. expended 6 - 6 pdr common shell. At 11.15 hoisted cornet at fore.

Meridian to 4 p.m.:
At 12.20 sent steam cutter to the beach with instructions to Lieut Cutler to send off such men as had assembled and were no longer needed. She returned at 12.50 having in tow the 1st and 2nd cutters bringing off the 14 Marines of the search party and the section of the same in charge of Lieut Gill. Sent steam cutter back for remainder of search party, who were now seen coming over the hills in obedience to signal guns. At 2.00 the steam cutter returned having the sailing launch and whale boat in tow, with the remaining officers and men of the search party. Went to quarters at once for muster. No absentees.

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12-08-1894

8 a.m. to meridian:
At 10.05 called "all hands" to muster and Comd'g officer briefly expressed his appreciation of the zeal and obedience of "all hands" in the search for the missing officers and men.

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Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Randi on May 09, 2014, 05:56:28 pm
I rather suspect that the commanding officer had some private discussions with said missing officers and men. ::)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Janet Jaguar on May 09, 2014, 06:41:27 pm
What is there for them to do on a deserted arctic island?  They really do need a better explanation than"we chased the dog that ate our homework."
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Randi on May 09, 2014, 08:20:40 pm
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Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on May 11, 2014, 09:27:06 am
18-08-1894

Yorktown left Dutch Harbor, Unalaska, for Sitka with Adams in tow.
No reason for the tow has been given, and Adams is under steam and sail.

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Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Randi on May 11, 2014, 08:04:04 pm
Lekiam (Maikel) passes the 50,000 mark!
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on May 19, 2014, 03:34:55 pm
19-09-1894.
All pressures in the morning are written as 20 instead of 30.

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Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Janet Jaguar on May 19, 2014, 10:04:19 pm
Interesting record-breaking weather that must be producing!!!
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on May 24, 2014, 03:56:07 pm
Super clear skies at Mare Island, California.
Clearest I've ever encountered, at noon: 18. ::) :D

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Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Janet Jaguar on May 24, 2014, 08:52:48 pm
They must have been able to see all the way into outer space! ;D
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Randi on May 24, 2014, 08:58:03 pm
Well, they could have if they hadn't had fog ::)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on May 26, 2014, 08:03:46 am
You might have thought the US Navy would know who they employed on board their ships. ???

14-10-1894 - At Mare Island, California

8 a.m. to meridian:
At 9.30 a.m. mustered at quarters, then called all hands to muster and ascertained the number of crew who were American citizens, - the number who had taken out naturalization papers, - and the number who did or did not desire to make declaration to become American citizens.

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Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Janet Jaguar on May 26, 2014, 11:47:15 am
Requiring proof of citizenship in job interviews is very new indeed - they changed the law, penalizing the companies who knowingly hires illegal aliens.  Which means they had to put teeth into requiring applicants to provide legal proof.  I began to need my birth certificate at any job interview sometime around 1990.

Before then, the company didn't really need to know.
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on May 27, 2014, 03:11:42 pm
No pets on board, if you please. :)

17-10-1894 - At Mare Island, California

Meridian to 4 p.m.:
Transferred to the U.S.R.S. Independence, W.H. Nicholson (Armr) and C.B. Spiney (Sea. Gr.) by order of the Comd'g Officer, these men occupying supernumary [spelling mistake, supernumerary] rats on board.

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Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Randi on May 27, 2014, 03:28:09 pm
I seem to see an e in your 'rats' ;)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on May 27, 2014, 06:41:26 pm
It's clearly an "a". ;)

On closer inspection you might be right, though you have to admit my reading is much funnier. :D
Move the post to the mondegreen section? :-[
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Randi on May 27, 2014, 06:44:15 pm
On closer inspection you might be right, though you have to admit my reading is much funnier. :D
Move the post to the mondegreen section? :-[

Rats is indeed much funnier than rates, but yes, the mondegreen section may be more appropriate ;D
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Randi on May 31, 2014, 11:19:56 pm
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Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on June 05, 2014, 08:22:13 am
08-11-1894

The good life of the commanding officer in the US Navy.

Two lists of articles brought on board for the commanding officer.
Seeing all that China, cutlery and glass ware, I guess he must have been running a 3 star Michelin restaurant on board. :D

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol012of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol012of040_161_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol012of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol012of040_161_1.jpg)
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol012of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol012of040_162_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol012of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol012of040_162_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on June 06, 2014, 09:03:59 am
08-11-1894 - At Mare Island, California

The good life of the commanding officer in the US Navy.

Two lists of articles brought on board for the commanding officer.
Seeing all that China, cutlery and glass ware I guess he must have been running a 3 star Michelin restaurant on board. :D

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol012of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol012of040_161_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol012of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol012of040_161_1.jpg)
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol012of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol012of040_162_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol012of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol012of040_162_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on June 06, 2014, 09:04:49 am
09-11-1894 - At Mare Island, California

Meridian to 4 p.m.:
Steam launch picked up the dead body of an enlisted man identified as belonging to U.S.S. Philadelphia and turned it over to that vessel.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol012of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol012of040_169_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol012of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol012of040_169_1.jpg)

No name is mentioned.
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Janet Jaguar on June 06, 2014, 02:55:47 pm
Rest in peace, sailor.

I'm guessing we just saw why sailor's uniforms always have a patch identifying their ship.
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on June 09, 2014, 03:09:12 pm
22-11-1894 - At Honolulu, Hawaii.

8 a.m. to meridian:
President Dole accompanied by staff, visited ship and were received with customary courtesies, national salute fired on arrival and departure.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol012of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol012of040_186_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol012of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol012of040_186_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Janet Jaguar on June 09, 2014, 08:11:47 pm
Very arrogant position for the owner of a fruit canning company.  I think I don't like him.
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Randi on June 09, 2014, 08:22:46 pm
Quote from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sanford_B._Dole
Sanford Ballard Dole (April 23, 1844 ? June 9, 1926) was a lawyer and jurist in the Hawaiian Islands as a kingdom, protectorate, republic and territory. Serving as an enemy of the Hawaiian royalty and friend of the elite immigrant community, Dole advocated the westernization of Hawaiian government and culture.
...
Dole would serve as the first and only president from 1894 to 1898.
...
Sanford Dole was the cousin once removed of James Dole who came to Hawaii in 1899 and founded the Hawaiian Pineapple Company on Oahu, which later became the Dole Food Company.

I don't think I like him either.
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on June 11, 2014, 08:00:55 am
27-11-1894 - At sea making passage from Honolulu H.I. to Yokohama, Japan.

Passed from West Longitude to East Longitude and omitted Wednesday November 28th 1894.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol012of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol012of040_191_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol012of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol012of040_191_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on June 19, 2014, 02:45:05 pm
25-12-1894. Making passage from Nagasaki, Japan, to Chefoo, China

Meridian to 4 p.m.:

Crew engaged at Christmas sports.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol012of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol012of040_223_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol012of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol012of040_223_1.jpg)

Fastest Christmas tree decorator?
Reindeer rodeo?
Who can through a candy cane furthest?
It wasn't snowing, so best snowman, or fast sleighing was out of the question.
 ;)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Randi on June 19, 2014, 06:34:57 pm
Christmas pudding eating?
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on June 20, 2014, 02:09:25 pm
From the log-book starting 01-01-1895

Instruments:
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol013of040_jpg_clean/vol013of040_005_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol013of040_jpg_clean/vol013of040_005_1.jpg)

Armament:
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol013of040_jpg_clean/vol013of040_006_0.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol013of040_jpg_clean/vol013of040_006_0.jpg)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on June 23, 2014, 03:00:22 pm
13-01-1895 - At anchor Ta Lien Whan, China.

Meridian to 4 p.m.:
By order of the Commanding officer placed R. Shay cox. 1st cutter in double irons for seven days and the following named members of 1st. cutters crew, viz: A.S. Pearson A.1.C.; F.V. Pearson A.2.C.; A. Young A.3.C.; J. Davis A.2.C.; H.W. Schafer A.2.C.; J.T. Bush A.2.C.; and J. Shelson (A.2.C.) in double irons for five days, all for being drunk on duty.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol013of040_jpg_clean/vol013of040_019_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol013of040_jpg_clean/vol013of040_019_1.jpg)

Party boat? :D :P
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Janet Jaguar on June 23, 2014, 04:48:10 pm
Sure looks like a BIG party.  ;D
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Randi on June 23, 2014, 06:37:45 pm
 :o
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on June 24, 2014, 08:18:16 am
Luckily for them the commander could apparently see the funny side of things.
Or would the commander have done something similar in the past? :D

14-01-1895 - Making passage from Ta Lien Whan to Chefoo, China.

4 to 8 a.m.:

A.S. Pearson (A.1.C.), F.V. Pearson (A.2.C.), A. Young (A.3.C.), J. Davis (A.2.C.), H.W. Schafer (A.2.C.), J.T. Bush (A.2.C.), J. Shelson (A.2.C.) and R. Shay (cox) were released from confinement with a warning.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol013of040_jpg_clean/vol013of040_020_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol013of040_jpg_clean/vol013of040_020_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Randi on June 24, 2014, 11:52:46 am
... or maybe they were needed :-\
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Janet Jaguar on June 24, 2014, 04:50:01 pm
He probably thought the threat of that lasting longer would be enough to prevent full boat crew mutinies.  Don't know if it will work on any individual sneaking off.  :)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on June 25, 2014, 02:18:06 pm
21-01-1895 - At anchor Teng chau fu, China

There is an additional list of passengers covering the events page.
These American residents were brought of Teng chau fu for passage to Chefoo, China.

Rev. J.B. Hartwell (sick) and wife and four children,
Mrs. C.W. Mills and 3 children,
Mrs. W.M. Hayes and 2 children,
A child of Dr. Mateer,
Rev. J.P. Irwin and wife,
One Chinese female servant.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol013of040_jpg_clean/vol013of040_027_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol013of040_jpg_clean/vol013of040_027_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on June 30, 2014, 03:13:46 pm
For the last couple of days or so Yorktown has been observing activities off Wei-Hai-Wei (Weihai), China.
The Chinese and Japanese are involved in the First Sino-Japanese War (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Sino-Japanese_War).

On her return to Chefoo (Zhifu) she made the following report to flagship U.S.S. Baltimore.

06-02-1895 - 4 to 8 p.m.:

Made Ardois signal to Flagship as follows: "Situation unchanged. Hill forts in Japanese possession firing on island fort. No firing by Japanese fleet. Think they intend to starve island and ships out".

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol013of040_jpg_clean/vol013of040_045_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol013of040_jpg_clean/vol013of040_045_1.jpg)

Yorktown isn't the only foreign ship in the area.
Other mentioned ships around this date:
English: Aeolus, Alacrity, Edgar, Gibraltar, Porpoise, Spartan
French: Beautemps Beaupre, Forfait, Isly
German: Alexandria, Arcona, Marie
Italian: Umbria
Japan: Akitsushima, Naniwa (or Takachiho)
USA: Baltimore, Charleston

Edit: added some more mentioned ships
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Randi on June 30, 2014, 06:24:54 pm
 8)

Ardois Light - Military Communications: From Ancient Times to the 21st Century (http://books.google.fr/books?id=RBC2nY1rp5MC&pg=PA27&lpg=PA27&dq=Ardois+signal&source=bl&ots=9D-byVY8Re&sig=_oQ331FCMzJpNcIleh9j3J6ZTJk&hl=en&sa=X&ei=Sp-xU-WBNYua1AXxhoDQAQ&ved=0CD0Q6AEwBg#v=onepage&q=Ardois%20signal&f=false)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Janet Jaguar on June 30, 2014, 11:38:02 pm
That's an interesting detail.  :)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on July 04, 2014, 03:19:32 pm
After having searched in several places for the last few days...

19-02-1895 - At anchor Kian Chan Bay, Shantung, China.

Meridian to 4 p.m.

Steam launch and whale boat returned at 2.45 with the following named missionaries who were taken aboard for passage to Chefoo; Viz: Mrs. M.M. Crossette, Miss R.T. Miller, Mrs. F.H. Chalfaut and two children, Miss T.E. Wright, Mrs W.R. Davies and two children, and Mr. and Mrs. J.G. Fitch and two children.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol013of040_jpg_clean/vol013of040_059_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol013of040_jpg_clean/vol013of040_059_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Janet Jaguar on July 04, 2014, 09:16:11 pm
I googled this:  Annual Report of the Board of Foreign Missions of the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A., Volumes 59-62 (http://books.google.com/books?id=sYAzAQAAMAAJ&pg=PA436&dq=missionary+china+Crossette,+1895&hl=en&sa=X&ei=6Qa3U_GtLsOmyAT9sIGQDg&ved=0CEUQ6AEwBw#v=onepage&q=missionary%20china%20%2C%201895&f=false)

East Shantung Mission at Tungchow, Foreign Missions of the Presbyterian Church in the USA
Miss R.T. Miller, (Miss Rebecca Y. Miller)

West Shantung Mission at Weh Hien, Foreign Missions of the Presbyterian Church in the USA
Mrs. F.H. Chalfont and two children, (family of Rev. F. H. Chalfont)

West Shantung Mission at Chinanfu, Foreign Missions of the Presbyterian Church in the USA
Mrs W.R. Davies and two children, (family of Rev. L. J. Davies)
Mr. and Mrs. J.G. Fitch and two children
Miss T.E. Wright, (Miss Fannie E. Wight)
Mrs. M.M. Crossette, (Mary MERRILL Crossette, widow of Jonathan Fisher Crossette (http://www.thebigdeacon.com/tngfiles812/getperson.php?personID=I2128&tree=crossett2))
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on July 18, 2014, 08:27:40 am
A personal milestone: 5000 full-text transcribed pages.  8)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Randi on July 18, 2014, 12:39:42 pm
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Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: lollia paolina on July 18, 2014, 03:26:25 pm
A personal milestone: 5000 full-text transcribed pages.  8)

Congratulations!!!
:) :) :)

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Post by: Janet Jaguar on July 18, 2014, 03:38:55 pm
Fabulous!!!
:) :) :)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on July 20, 2014, 08:31:53 am
Three cheers and a dram of rum for Messrs. Carlsen and Mullen. :)

19-04-1895 - Moored to Buoy off Hong Kew, Shanghai, China.

4 p.m. to 8 p.m.:
At 4.45 Thos. Keegan (B.M.2C.) fell overboard from buoy while placing a chafing mat, and was rescued by C.A. Carlsen (C.M.3C.) and P. Mullen (Cox.)

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol013of040_jpg_clean/vol013of040_123_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol013of040_jpg_clean/vol013of040_123_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on July 22, 2014, 08:10:59 am
27-04-1895 - Moored to Buoy off Hongkew, Shanghai, China.

8 a.m. to Meridian:
Received official visit from an officer of the Spanish cruiser "Ulloa" who announced the death of her Commanding officer, Senor Don Jose Jimenez Commander of the Spanish Royal Navy.
Sent an officer to offer condolence.

Meridian to 4 p.m.:
Half masted colors in company with foreign men-of-war as a mark respect to the late Commanding officer of the Spanish cruiser.
Received a call from a Spanish officer to announce that the funeral of their late Commanding officer would take place at 5.00 P.M. Sunday.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol013of040_jpg_clean/vol013of040_132_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol013of040_jpg_clean/vol013of040_132_1.jpg)

28-04-1895

4 a.m. to 8 a.m.:
At 8.05 half masted colors and jack in honor of the late Commander of the "Ulloa".

Meridian to 4 p.m.:
The Commanding officer with three officers and Lieut. Robinson in charge of a company 36 files left the ship to attend the funeral of the late Commander Jimenez Royal Spanish Navy, Commanding the Cruiser "Ulloa".

4 p.m. to 8 p.m.:
At 5.30 Spanish man-of-war fired a salute of 7 guns and mastheaded colors, followed her motions.
Funeral party returned on board at 7.45.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol013of040_jpg_clean/vol013of040_133_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol013of040_jpg_clean/vol013of040_133_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Randi on July 31, 2014, 07:13:29 pm
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Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on August 03, 2014, 08:30:07 am
A first time for everything, for me anyway.
Wind force using halves.

At 8 P.M.: Wind force 1/2 - 0 Beaufort.

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Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Randi on August 03, 2014, 08:31:43 am
 :o
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
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Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on August 05, 2014, 08:09:50 am
Oh dear...

22-06-1895 - At anchor Nagasaki, Japan.

8 a.m. to meridian.
J.T. Bush (app. 2Cl.) absent, in jail on shore, being tried for homicide by consular court.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol013of040_jpg_clean/vol013of040_191_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol013of040_jpg_clean/vol013of040_191_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on August 05, 2014, 03:13:57 pm
Do you think they meant the wind was all over the place except North? ;)

At 1 a.m. wind direction ESW.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol013of040_jpg_clean/vol013of040_193_0.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol013of040_jpg_clean/vol013of040_193_0.jpg)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Randi on August 05, 2014, 03:19:29 pm
 :o :o :o

Too much sake?
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on August 07, 2014, 03:28:50 pm
From the log-book starting 01-07-1895

Instruments:
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol014of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol014of040_005_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol014of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol014of040_005_1.jpg)

Armament:
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol014of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol014of040_006_0.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol014of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol014of040_006_0.jpg)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
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Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on September 28, 2014, 03:45:29 pm
Old Weather Royal Navy and US projects meet. :)
Circumstances could be better though.

12-08-1895 - At anchor Shanghai.

4 to 8 p.m.:
Sent a squad of seventeen men under command of an officer, to join a funeral escort from H.M.S. "Daphne". Half masted colors and hoisted them again with the "Daphne", other men-of-war followed later.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol014of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol014of040_049_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol014of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol014of040_049_1.jpg)

13-08-1895

8 a.m. to meridian:
An officer from H.M.S. "Daphne" came on board to return thanks for our participation in the funeral services yesterday of one of their men.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol014of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol014of040_050_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol014of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol014of040_050_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
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Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Janet Jaguar on October 05, 2014, 10:33:54 pm
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Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on October 11, 2014, 08:09:30 am
02-10-1895 - At anchor Chemulpho, Korea.

4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
By order of Commander, all men on lower classes were advanced one conduct grade on account of exceptionally good behaviour during quarantine in Shanghai and Chefoo.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol014of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol014of040_101_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol014of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol014of040_101_1.jpg)

Makes a nice difference after all those awarded punishments I had to transcribe in the past. ;D
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Randi on October 11, 2014, 12:15:43 pm
VERY nice!
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Post by: Maikel on October 11, 2014, 12:30:05 pm
Yeah, but did they learn? ::)

At anchor Chemulpho, Korea.

04-10-1895 - 8 a.m. to meridian:
The following punishments were awarded by the Commanding officer, Viz: A. Lemkan (C.P.) five days solitary confinement on bread and water for striking another person in the Navy; Ah Ling (M.Att.) and Ah Hee (M. Att.) three month's quarantine, and two hours on seam for four days, for being in Mess Room before 7 A.M. and Ah Choo (W.R. Std.) three month's quarantine for allowing boys in Mess Room before 7 A.M.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol014of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol014of040_103_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol014of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol014of040_103_1.jpg)

06-10-1895 - Midnight to 4 a.m.:
J. Schlicht (F.1.C.) returned on board 7 hours overtime.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol014of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol014of040_105_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol014of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol014of040_105_1.jpg)

07-10-1895 - 8 a.m. to meridian:
Absentees: O. Miller (sea), A. Garren (cox) and F. Bruning (Lds.).

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Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on October 18, 2014, 10:30:09 am
03-11-1895 - At anchor Chemulpho, Korea

8 p.m. to midnight:
Surgeon G.P. Lumsden U.S.N. reported the death at 11.30 in the sick bay of this vessel, of Choo Ching Wing (Mess att.)

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol014of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol014of040_133_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol014of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol014of040_133_1.jpg)

04-11-1895 - Meridian to 4 p.m.:
At 2.20 called all hands to muster, and sent the remains of Chin Choo Wing (m. att.) ashore, to be buried in accordance with customary Chinese ceremonies.
Half masted the colors, till the body was landed. The Russian men-of-war in port also half masted colors.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol014of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol014of040_134_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol014of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol014of040_134_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Randi on October 18, 2014, 12:15:51 pm
It is sad to know that he died, but it is nice to know that he received the respect due to a crew member.
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on October 21, 2014, 03:12:26 pm
13-11-1895 - At anchor Chemulpho, Korea

Meridian to 4 p.m.:
At 12.50 the [H.M.S.] "Edgar's" sailing launch standing from the Northern part of Khemu Wohui to the ship, was seen to have capsized.
Sent a boat to render assistance.
Boats were also sent by the English, French and Russian ships.
Steam launch returned about 3:00 having been unable to find a trace of either the sunken boat or its crew.
At 1:45 [French cruiser] "Alger" signalled int. "Edgar, we have nine on board of which a Lieutenant".
"Edgar" replied "Thank you very much, will you have the kindness to take care of them until fine weather".
At 2.20 Alger signalled "One sick, Bruen (?) on board, want clothes."
Edgar replied "Will be sent when moderate weather."
At 3.30 H.M.S. "Edgar" half masted colors.
This and all other vessels in harbor followed suit.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol014of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol014of040_143_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol014of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol014of040_143_1.jpg)

14-11-1895

4 a.m. to 8 a.m.:
Half masted colors with the "Edgar".

8 a.m. to meridian:
Sent two boats to assist in search for bodies of English seamen drowned in yesterday's accident.

Meridian to 4 p.m.:
Searching party returned at 1.30 having found nothing.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol014of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol014of040_144_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol014of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol014of040_144_1.jpg)

15-11-1895

Meridian to 4 p.m.:
A funeral party left H.M.S. "Edgar" in tow of steam launch at 1.30 and steamed ashore.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol014of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol014of040_146_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol014of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol014of040_146_1.jpg)

4 p.m. to 8 p.m.:
Captain Henderson of the "Edgar" came on board to return thanks for services offered and rendered since the late accident by this ship.

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Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Randi on October 21, 2014, 03:37:07 pm
Quote
Boats were also sent by the English, French and Russian ships.
Good to see everyone working together!
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on October 22, 2014, 08:24:01 am
17-11-1895

8 a.m. to meridian:
A ceremonial funeral service was held on board H.B.M.S. "Edgar" for the men lost in the disaster of the 13th instant, and was attended by the Commanding officer, other officers, and parties of men from this and all other men-of-war in port.
The colors of all ships were halfmasted during the service, following the "Edgar".

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol014of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol014of040_148_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol014of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol014of040_148_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on October 26, 2014, 07:57:54 am
02-12-1895 - At anchor Chemulpho, Korea

Meridian to 4 p.m.:
At 12.15 half-masted colors following H.B.M.S. "Rainbow". Received a call from a boarding officer from "Rainbow" with a message from her Commanding officer that he had half-masted his colors on account of the death of the Queen of Korea and would keep them so for three days.

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Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Danny252 on October 26, 2014, 10:59:53 pm
Curiously timed - the Queen died (or rather, was assassinated) two months earlier, on the 8th of October. Sounds as if the political situation was rather interesting at the time...
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Randi on October 31, 2014, 01:13:12 pm
Jo Clarke
Welcome to the top 12 !
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on November 03, 2014, 03:09:12 pm
From the log-book starting 01-01-1896

Instruments:
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol015of040_jpg_clean/vol015of040_005_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol015of040_jpg_clean/vol015of040_005_1.jpg)

Armament:
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol015of040_jpg_clean/vol015of040_006_0.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol015of040_jpg_clean/vol015of040_006_0.jpg)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Randi on November 06, 2014, 08:40:46 pm
Jo Clarke passes the 250 mark!
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Randi on November 11, 2014, 09:22:46 pm
bluemuffin78
Welcome to the top 12 !




Thank you Danny252 ;)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Randi on November 11, 2014, 09:23:18 pm
bluemuffin78 passes the 250 mark!
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: bluemuffin78 on November 13, 2014, 09:07:45 pm
Hi, I've noticed that for the weather records made in the afternoon of 3rd Feb 1891, it seems that the 'Clear Sky' code has been written in the 'State of the Sea' column. I've entered these as normal in the weather records

Here's a link to the page:
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol005of040_jpg_clean/vol005of040_052_0.jpg
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Randi on November 13, 2014, 10:14:25 pm
Hi, bluemuffin78

That is correct. It is one of the very few exceptions to our TWYS (Type What You See) rule.

Type What You See - Yes, but ...   Exceptions (http://forum.oldweather.org/index.php?topic=3191.msg51628#msg51628)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on November 14, 2014, 12:15:30 pm
09-02-1896 - At anchor Nagasaki, Japan.

4 a.m. to 8 a.m.:
Flagship made time and uniform signals at 7.00, officers service dress, crew and marines undress.
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol015of040_jpg_clean/vol015of040_051_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol015of040_jpg_clean/vol015of040_051_1.jpg)

Undress? ???
Brrr, it was only 50oF (10oC) at 7 a.m. :D
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Randi on November 16, 2014, 11:10:41 am
bluemuffin78 passes the 500 mark!
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on November 17, 2014, 08:30:36 am
20-02-1896 - At anchor Nagasaki, Japan.

4 to 8 a.m.:
At 9.00 A.M. charges and specifications preferred by Rear Admiral F.V. McNair U.S.N., Commanding U.S. Naval Force on Asiatic Station, were delivered to P.A. Paymaster E.B. Webster, U.S.N.; he was placed under arrest by order of the Commander-in-Chief, and was ordered to appear and report for trial before a General Court Martial, to convene on board the U.S.S. "Charleston" at 10:00 A.M. on Friday, the 21st instant.
A seal was placed upon the Paymaster's safe and the keys of the storerooms delivered to the Commanding Officer.
Orders from the Commander-in-Chief were received providing for an inventory of all stores and money in the possession of the paymaster to be taken by a board of which Lieut. H.F. Fickbohm, U.S.N., is senior member, and that Ensign R.R. Balknap, U.S.N., after said inventory, at which both he and Paymaster Webster are to be present, is to take charge of the above mentioned money and stores, and assume the duties of Paymaster.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol015of040_jpg_clean/vol015of040_062_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol015of040_jpg_clean/vol015of040_062_1.jpg)

Second time Mr. Webster has been suspected, see http://forum.oldweather.org/index.php?topic=3345.msg86670;topicseen#msg86670 (http://forum.oldweather.org/index.php?topic=3345.msg86670;topicseen#msg86670)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Janet Jaguar on November 17, 2014, 10:29:54 am
The first time, it was because he was AWOL.  I'm wondering if didn't start a on-going audit to discover if he'd gone absent to sell things on the black market.
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Danny252 on November 17, 2014, 10:41:04 am
A very long audit if it was - almost 2 years. Seems a long time to keep a suspected thief in their role as paymaster!
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on November 17, 2014, 03:16:03 pm
The previous week Yorktown, and other U.S. ships in Nagasaki, had a Board of Inquiry checking the ship for a couple of days.
Perhaps something came to light by this board.
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Kookaburra on November 17, 2014, 03:34:33 pm
I would imagine that a thieving paymaster is not easily forgiven, even by his peers.  Maybe he got away with something slight the first time and became bolder from the success. 
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on November 18, 2014, 08:56:41 am
23-02-1896 - At anchor Nagasaki, Japan.

Meridian to 4 p.m.:
"Yokohama Maru" swung into this vessel while at her buoy, veered chain and went clear.
Hove in and secured chain.
"Tokio Maru" shifted to N.Y.K. buoy upon the departure of the "Yokohama Maru".
"Tokio Maru" also swung into this vessel, veered to 37 1/2 fms at water's edge.
No damage done to either this or the other vessels.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol015of040_jpg_clean/vol015of040_065_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol015of040_jpg_clean/vol015of040_065_1.jpg)

You would have thought they had learned from the first experience. :D
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on November 18, 2014, 03:12:06 pm
Here's the conclusion of the Mr. Webster saga.
Again only a suspicion I guess.

21-02-1896 - 8 a.m. to meridian:
P.A. Paymaster E.B. Webster left ship to appear before a General Court Martial.
At 10.08 a General Court Martial met on board the "Charleston".
Signals: C[harleston] to Y[orktown] - "Ensign Belknap report on board as witness before general court marital immediately".

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol015of040_jpg_clean/vol015of040_063_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol015of040_jpg_clean/vol015of040_063_1.jpg)

22-02-1896 - 8 a.m. to meridian:
P.A. Paymaster Webster and officers from this ship attached to General Court Martial went on board the "Charleston" where the Court met at 10.00.
Court adjourned and officers returned at 11.00.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol015of040_jpg_clean/vol015of040_064_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol015of040_jpg_clean/vol015of040_064_1.jpg)

25-02-1896 - 8 a.m. to meridian:
In accordance with the orders of the Commander-in-Chief P.A. Paymaster Webster was released from arrest and restored to duty.
Ensign R.R. Belknap was relieved from duty in charge of the Paymaster's department of this vessel and directed to return to the custody of P.A. Paymaster Webster all the papers, money and stores of the Pay department of this ship.
A board of which Lieut. Fickbohm is senior member was directed to take an inventory of all papers, stores and money in the Pay Department.
A seal was placed on the safes of the Paymaster's Department until such inventory was taken.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol015of040_jpg_clean/vol015of040_067_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol015of040_jpg_clean/vol015of040_067_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Kookaburra on November 18, 2014, 03:55:48 pm
That is really interesting!   I wonder how many of these serious court martial cases result in a return to duty.

I have an open case where an Ensign was removed from the ship and sent ahead to San Francisco for court martial.  Janet Jaguar found a newspaper article months later where the Ensign was found not guilty and returned to duty.  Thetis's commander requested he be relieved of command because he did not feel he could command the ship while the Ensign was on board - the request was granted.

Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Randi on November 18, 2014, 04:06:22 pm
A very awkward situation indeed.
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Kevin on November 19, 2014, 04:33:29 am
Ensign R.R. Belknap: http://www.arlingtoncemetery.net/rrbelknap.htm
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on November 19, 2014, 07:55:49 am
There's one going up the ranks. :D
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Randi on November 23, 2014, 02:45:15 pm
bluemuffin78 passes the 750 and 1000 marks!


Here's another one going up the ranks ;)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on November 24, 2014, 08:10:59 am
The by now infamous paymaster didn't last long...

At anchor Amoy, China.

18-03-1896 - 8 a.m. to meridian:
Ensign R.R. Belknap U.S.N. assumed charge of Pay Department relieving P.A. Paymaster E.B. Webster, U.S.N.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol015of040_jpg_clean/vol015of040_089_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol015of040_jpg_clean/vol015of040_089_1.jpg)

19-03-1896 - 8 a.m. to meridian:
P.A. Paymaster E.B. Webster, U.S.N. and Pay Clerk F.E. Shute were this day detached from the ship.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol015of040_jpg_clean/vol015of040_090_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol015of040_jpg_clean/vol015of040_090_1.jpg)

20-03-1896 - 8 a.m. to meridian:
P.A. Paymaster E.B. Webster and Pay Clerk F.E. Shute left the ship to take passage on the Canadian Pacific steamship; to join the U.S.S. "Concord" in Yokohama, Japan.

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Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Randi on November 24, 2014, 05:00:12 pm
Look out Stuart!
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on November 29, 2014, 08:53:55 am
What punishment do you give a thief?
You give him police duties. ;)
Oh, and you give him a fine and discharge him, of course.

08-04-1896 - At anchor Amoy, China.

8 a.m. to meridian:
At 11.30 called all hands to muster and read proceedings and sentence of Summary Court Martial in the case of Forie R. Wilson (app 2C.) tried for stealing from a store on shore, sentenced to three month's extra police duties, loss of one month's pay and to be dishonorably discharged from the service.

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Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Hanibal94 on November 29, 2014, 10:23:46 am
Well, they do say it takes one to know one...
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Janet Jaguar on November 29, 2014, 08:29:25 pm
Set a thief?  Actually sounds appropriate.  :)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maxntopeka on November 30, 2014, 07:03:07 am
Or it could mean he has a month's worth of 'policing duties'...cleaning, picking up trash, tidying the ship, etc.  I seem to remember we had to 'police the barracks' before inspections. 
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Randi on November 30, 2014, 08:16:41 am
That sounds more likely.

Yup!
Quote from: http://www.thefreedictionary.com/police
6.
a. The cleaning of a military base or other military area: Police of the barracks must be completed before inspection.
b. The soldiers assigned to a specified maintenance duty.
Good work!
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on November 30, 2014, 02:55:46 pm
14-04-1896 - At anchor Amoy, China.

Meridian to 4 p.m.:
At the personal request of J.T. Bush (app 2C.) a prisoner in the U.S. Consular jail at Yokohama, Japan, held an auction of his effects, the proceeds of which amounted to $15.05.

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Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on December 04, 2014, 03:42:30 pm
30-04-1896 - At anchor Woosung, China.

Midnight to 4 a.m.:
At 3.17 Flagship signaled "Lower boats".
Sent away two cutters, whaleboat and sailing launch.
Searched for survivors from the wreck of the "An Ho" a steamer sunk after collision near the Femia Channel Lightship with the steamer Newchwang.
At 3.20 Flagship signaled to squadron, "How many live saved" and later repeated this signal to the "Yorktown".
At 4 answered, "Four lives saved: two boats still away" and "No more lives saved".
The boats from this ship searched along both banks of the river and passed near the wreck.
It was ascertained by our boat the the other steamer, the "Newchwang", was not in need of assistance.
The wreck lies off the customs station, near mid-river.

4 a.m. to 8 a.m.:
Gangs of coolies looking for bodies of persons washed ashore from wrecked steamer.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol015of040_jpg_clean/vol015of040_135_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol015of040_jpg_clean/vol015of040_135_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on December 06, 2014, 08:44:51 am
28-04-1896 - At anchor Woosung, China.

8 a.m. to meridian:
At 10. a General Court Martial, Captain Frank Wilders, U.S. Navy, President, met on board for the trial of Lieutenant Commander E.W. Sturdy, U.S. Navy.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol015of040_jpg_clean/vol015of040_133_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol015of040_jpg_clean/vol015of040_133_1.jpg)

The mentioned persons were not part of the Yorktown crew.
The court reconvened every day until 1 May and dissolved 2 May.
No outcome has been mentioned in Yorktown's logs.
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Randi on December 06, 2014, 09:10:34 am
CDR Edward W Sturdy
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=25306470
Quote
He is also listed as a midshipman at the US Naval Academy 1862-1866 (Note: he had difficulty maintaining a clean student disciplinary record)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Janet Jaguar on December 06, 2014, 10:42:00 am
Found this in the Library of Congress.

Evening star., Washington, DC, June 15, 1896, Image 1 [page 1 bottom]
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-M7TSr8q_2Nw/VILc9VWbcVI/AAAAAAAABpI/Fh_k5hIpO58/w747-h362-no/Edward%2BSturdy%2BEvening%2Bstar.%2C%2BWashington%2C%2BDC%2C%2BJune%2B15%2C%2B1896%2C.JPG)

The San Francisco call., May 05, 1896, Page 7, Image 7
About The San Francisco call. (San Francisco [Calif.]) 1895-1913
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Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Randi on December 06, 2014, 10:57:51 am
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Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on December 08, 2014, 03:15:49 pm
Japanese annexation of Korea?
Yorktown has arrived at Chemulpho, Korea, the day before, most probably as the relief of U.S.S. Charleston.

12-05-1896 - At anchor Chemulpho, Korea.

4 a.m. to 8 a.m.:
Landed marine guard under command of Ensign Belknap U.S.N. for duty at U.S. Legation Seoul.

8 a.m. to meridian:
Japanese steamer "Omi Maru" came in and landed 500 (estimated) Japanese troops.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol015of040_jpg_clean/vol015of040_149_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol015of040_jpg_clean/vol015of040_149_1.jpg)

13-05-1896 - 4 a.m. to 8 a.m.:
Russian cruiser "Dimitri Douskoi" sent about 100 men under arms with one field piece ashore.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol015of040_jpg_clean/vol015of040_150_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol015of040_jpg_clean/vol015of040_150_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on December 12, 2014, 09:15:30 am
25-05-1896 - At anchor at Chemulpho, Korea

8 a.m. to meridian:
An officer from the Russian Cruiser "Dimitri Douskoi" called to inform the Commanding officer that to-morrow, in honor of the coronation of the Czar, they would dress ship at 8 A.M. and fire a salute of 31 guns at noon.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol015of040_jpg_clean/vol015of040_163_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol015of040_jpg_clean/vol015of040_163_1.jpg)

26-05-1896 - 4 a.m. to 8 a.m.:
At 8.00 dressed ship rainbow with Russian ensign at main following the motions of the "Dimitri Douskoi" as did all other men-of-war in harbor.

8 a.m. to meridian:
At 12 fired a salute of 21 guns in honor of the coronation of the Czar and Tzarina of Russian and then hauled down all dress flags except those at mast heads with the Russian Senior ship.

4 p.m. to 8 p.m.:
The Russian ships dressed after dark with lights; the "Dimitri Douskoi" authining [?] outlining the entire ship with Incandesent lights.

8 p.m. to midnight:
Russian Vessels extinguished Incandesent dressing lights, at 10.30.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol015of040_jpg_clean/vol015of040_164_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol015of040_jpg_clean/vol015of040_164_1.jpg)

27-05-1896 - 8 a.m. to meridian:
A Russian officer called to return thanks for having dressed ship.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol015of040_jpg_clean/vol015of040_165_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol015of040_jpg_clean/vol015of040_165_1.jpg)

This is the coronation of Nicholas II, the last ever Russian coronation.
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Randi on December 12, 2014, 12:01:20 pm
outlining ?
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on December 12, 2014, 02:51:14 pm
Thanks Randi, outlining it is. :D
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on December 13, 2014, 08:53:30 am
30-05-1896 - At anchor at Chemulpho, Korea

8 a.m. to meridian:
At 9.30 a party went on shore to decorate graves returning at 11.45.

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Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Randi on December 14, 2014, 07:09:42 pm
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Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Randi on December 17, 2014, 06:22:35 pm
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Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on December 18, 2014, 08:34:47 am
20-06-1896 - At anchor Chemulpho, Korea.

4 to 8 p.m.:
Ensign C.M. Knepper U.S.N. reported the receipt of commission as Lieutenant (J.G.) dating from April 28, 1895.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol015of040_jpg_clean/vol015of040_189_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol015of040_jpg_clean/vol015of040_189_1.jpg)

That took it's time. ???
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Janet Jaguar on December 18, 2014, 02:59:40 pm
It should get him a nice amount of back pay.   ;D
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on December 18, 2014, 03:08:52 pm
I'm sure the small print will says he will be paid for the commission from the moment he receives the letter. ;)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on December 21, 2014, 09:12:28 am
From the log-book starting 01-07-1896

Instruments:
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol016of040_jpg_clean/vol016of040_004_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol016of040_jpg_clean/vol016of040_004_1.jpg)

Armament:
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol016of040_jpg_clean/vol016of040_005_0.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol016of040_jpg_clean/vol016of040_005_0.jpg)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Randi on December 27, 2014, 07:57:21 am
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Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: mapurves on December 28, 2014, 09:04:13 pm
While on the good ship Concord, I saw the USS Yorktown, steaming into Lingayen Gulf and coming to anchor near us. The date was 02 Mar 1899, and the time was around noon. Here's what was noted by the two ships:

USS Concord: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Concord/vol025of040/vol025of040_068_1.jpg)
At 11.10 U.S.S. Yorktown came in and anchored at 11.55. Got underway and stood out on course N. by W 1/2W (P.C.) under all boilers. Yorktown made gen. signal Int. 1211 Concord answered with 132. At noon Yorktown made Num. 331 and num. 19

USS Yorktown: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol019of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol019of040_119_1.jpg)
At 10:08 sighted the U.S.S. Concord, at anchor near head of Gulf. Changed course to head for Concord. At 11.05 came to anchor in 9 3/4 fms. water, veering to 45 fms starboard chain. ... Signals:- At 10:40 exchange numbers with Concord. At 10.50 (G.S.) Y to C: Int. 1211. At 11.00 C. to Y. 132. 11.45 C. to Y. (wig wag) "Send mail for Manila and send it at once". At noon made coal report to Concord. ... The Concord left harbor at 12.00.

Even more interesting, to me at least, is the noon weather report made by the two ships:


              Wind      Barometer     Dry  Wet                    Prop.        Rel
Ship       Dir  Force  Height Att'd  Bulb  Bulb Weather  Cloud  Clear Sky      Hum
Yorktown (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol019of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol019of040_118_0.jpg)    NW      2   30.02    78    82    76      bc    Cum          7      76%
Concord (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Concord/vol025of040/vol025of040_068_0.jpg)   Calm      0   30.09    78    80    79      bc    Str          8      95%


PS: I calculated the relative humidity given the dry and wet bulb readings, and I have always been suspicious of the Concord's wet bulb readings which seem too high. I suspect they're taking them near a hatchway and getting air from the inside of the ship.
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Kevin on January 02, 2015, 03:10:09 pm
19-N-6862A: Squadron of the Evolution. USS Chicago, USS Newwark, USS Atlanta, USS Concord, and USS Yorktown, possibly 1889. (12/09/2014).

https://www.flickr.com/photos/127906254@N06/15816772590/
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Kevin on January 02, 2015, 03:13:25 pm
https://www.flickr.com/photos/127906254@N06/15818254267/
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Janet Jaguar on January 02, 2015, 07:32:23 pm
Nice pics.  ;D
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: mapurves on January 04, 2015, 02:11:59 am
Just a head's up from the Concord, watching you guys in action, and helping out when necessary. 07 August 1899

At 9:30 entered Port San Fernando, the Yorktown leading, the gunboats "Callas" and "Pampanga" taking their positions on the right and left flanks respectively. At 9.40 the Yorktown opened fire upon the town with her secondary battery, the fire being returned from shore. At 9.35 the Yorktown made gen. signal 180 and at 9.45 1. Opened fire upon the town at 9.46 ceased firing in obedience to signal from Yorktown at 10.06. Commenced firing again at 10.09 ceased firing at 10.17. Opened fire again at 10.27 and ceased firing at 10.46.  The Yorktown made general signal 1357 and cornet 152. The Captain reported on board the Yorktown. At 11.10 Yorktown made general signal 533 and 132. Anchored at 11.17 in 14 1/2 fathoms of water, 45 fathoms of chain. At 11.15 Yorktown signalled "send mail aboard for Manila at 1 P.M." In obedience to signal from Yorktown secured at 11.50 keeping one charge on deck for each pair of 6" guns. Expended the following ammunition, 48 - 6" Red. Charges, 1-6" Full Charge, - 47 - 6" Common Shell. 2-6" Steel Shell. 32-3 pdr. Common Shell 23 - 6 prd. Steel Shell, 52- Percussion Prmers and 12-37 m/m Common Shells.
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: mapurves on January 04, 2015, 02:41:06 am
The battle seen from the bridge of the Yorktown...


4 to 8 A.M.
The U.S.S. Concord got underway and followed this vessel in squadron.

8 A.m. to Meridian
Steaming out of Lingayen Gulf. Navigator conning ship. U.S.S. Concord following in squadron. Steam on boilers A.B.C.&D. Sounded call to general quarters at 9:28. Entered San Fernando harbor and started firing at San Fernando at 9:46. Stopped firing at 10.46 Started firing at 10:10. Stopped at 10:17. Started firing at 10:30. Stopped firing at 10:46. Anchored at 10.33 in 14 fms. water, veering to 30 fms port chain. The following ammunition was fired:- 75 - 6" charges, 63 - 6" common Shell. 12-6" Shrapnel, 66 - 6 pdr. A. P. Shell.5 - 3 pdr. Common Shell. 299 - 1 prd. A. P. Shell, 400 rounds 6 m/m Colts gun ammunition. The U.S.S. Concord, U.S.S. Callas and U.S.S. Pampanga engaged in bombarding San Fernando.

(Then follow a list of various messages...)

Before the squadron opened fire a shot was fired from a field piece on shore, the shot falling short. This was followed by one or two others, and by musketry from trenches near the beach. Before the end of the bombardment the shore fire had ceased. A French flag flying from a house on Eastern side of harbor was respected, no shots being fired in that direction. After fire had ceased two Companies of troops were seen to march from that locality. The battery and ammunition in general worked satisfactorily. Three miss-fires occurred with 3 pdr. gun and the port 6" gun of the 1st Div failed to return to battery twice, but afterwards acted well. The shrapnel always burst before the time set by the fuze. The firing was at ranges varying from 1300 to 2300 yards. The port battery only was used.

Finally... At 1:15 got underway and stood out of San Fernando.
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Janet Jaguar on January 04, 2015, 03:40:47 am
It's fascinating watching you relate the battle from 2 ships, Michael.  If there are many more ships there, we will have to put together a compendium like we did for the 9 ships at WW1 Battle of the Falkland Islands.
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: mapurves on January 04, 2015, 04:09:58 am
Janet,

   I'm trying to send two images: JPGs, sizes 37K and and 44K but I keep getting this message. Any idea why?

Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: mapurves on January 04, 2015, 04:24:42 am
It's fascinating watching you relate the battle from 2 ships, Michael.  If there are many more ships there, we will have to put together a compendium like we did for the 9 ships at WW1 Battle of the Falkland Islands.

It is interesting, I agree. The Concord and Yorktown are the only two ships in this phase in the Philippines at this time, though. I did find the Yorktown pages hard to read, but I came up with a trick. I copy the image, paste it into irfanview (any viewer would work) and save the file. I open it with Picasa, and do "I fell lucky" which enhances the image. I save the image, re-open it in irfanview, and enlarge it to my heart's content. Here is a sample of the before and after images for 07 August 1899:

Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: mapurves on January 04, 2015, 04:25:59 am
Janet,

   I'm trying to send two images: JPGs, sizes 37K and and 44K but I keep getting this message. Any idea why?

There seemed to be some sort of sharing violation with the files. I had to open them, convert them to a PDF and convert back to JPG with different names. That seems to have worked! A lot of struggle though. Time for a relaxing glass of wine..
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Janet Jaguar on January 04, 2015, 01:48:29 pm
Michael, I'm the wrong person to ask that as I am a total non-geek.  The forum has always been fussy about images but since these "rehabbed" pics came thru that function hasn't crashed again.

Good work making the Yorktown readable.  :)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Randi on January 08, 2015, 09:26:24 pm
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Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Randi on January 08, 2015, 09:29:37 pm
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Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on January 11, 2015, 09:16:50 am
Not a thorn out page like Thetis, but still, a corrected, or repaired page.
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol016of040_jpg_clean/vol016of040_093_0.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol016of040_jpg_clean/vol016of040_093_0.jpg)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Kookaburra on January 11, 2015, 03:29:45 pm
Oh, what nice legible writing your log keeper has! 

And what an odd little pasted in bit.
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on January 11, 2015, 03:56:08 pm
This scribe isn't bad at all, but over the seven year period I've transcribed, there have been some pretty difficult handwritings. :)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on January 13, 2015, 03:05:19 pm
Drag party on board Royal Navy ships?  ;D :P

28-09-1896 - At anchor Nagasaki, Japan

8 a.m. to meridian:
Commanding officer left ship in dress to pay official visit to H.B.M.S. "Alacrity" and "Swift".

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol016of040_jpg_clean/vol016of040_101_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol016of040_jpg_clean/vol016of040_101_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Helen J on January 13, 2015, 04:59:58 pm
That produces a wonderful mental picture, Maikel!  Although at that time of day it would of course have to be something quite low key ...
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on January 15, 2015, 03:20:20 pm
More than a bar brawl?

04-10-1896 - At anchor Nagasaki, Japan

Midnight to 4 a.m.:
F. Lynch (O.S.) came on board with a pistol wound in right hand received on shore.

4 a.m. to 8 a.m.:
Marshal of U.S. Consular Court brought off W.W. Barnes (2C. G.M.) as a prisoner, he having been shot by a civilian on shore, the wound being in the left hip, also contused head.

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Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: AvastMH on January 15, 2015, 08:56:28 pm
Ouch! Hope they both repaired well! 
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on January 18, 2015, 09:14:32 am
Well, no word on their injuries, but it didn't end well for them. :-\

At anchor Nagasaki, Japan

13-10-1896 - 8 a.m. to meridian:
W.W. Barnes (G.M.2C.) was taken on shore by the U.S. Marshal for trial before the U.S. Consular Court.

4 p.m. to 8 p.m.:
At 4. W.W. Barnes (G.M.2C.) was returned by the U.S. Marshal and made a prisoner at large.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol016of040_jpg_clean/vol016of040_116_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol016of040_jpg_clean/vol016of040_116_1.jpg)

14-10-1896 - 8 a.m. to meridian:
W.W. Barnes (G.M.2C.) was taken on shore by marshal of U.S. Consular Court to appear before consul for trial.

Meridian to 4 p.m.:
F. Lynch (O.S.) left the ship in charge of the U.S. Marshal for trial before the U.S. Consular Court.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol016of040_jpg_clean/vol016of040_117_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol016of040_jpg_clean/vol016of040_117_1.jpg)

15-10-1896 - 8 a.m. to meridian:
U.S. Consul informed the Commanding Officer that W.W. Barnes (G.M.2C.) had been convicted in the U.S. Consular Court of "aggravated assault + battery" and was sentenced six months imprisonment + costs and that F. Lynch (O. Sea) had been convicted of "forcible entry and abetting an assault + battery" and sentenced to 30 days imprisonment + costs.

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Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Randi on January 18, 2015, 08:04:19 pm
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Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Janet Jaguar on January 18, 2015, 09:20:35 pm
WOW!!! 8)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Hanibal94 on January 19, 2015, 07:02:20 am
Great work, Maikel! I am impressed by how you've managed to keep with this ship for so long - and not just any ship, but the biggest one of all, with over 600.000 WR total.
Me, I would have gotten bored and wandered off a long time ago.
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on January 19, 2015, 08:00:54 am
Thanks. :)

It's easy to stay with the ship, because I transcribe it in full.
Not just boring numbers, great history. :D
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Randi on January 20, 2015, 12:20:07 pm
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Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Randi on February 01, 2015, 07:02:33 pm
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Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on February 04, 2015, 03:00:37 pm
Did you know what you wanted to be right from the start? :)

10-12-1896 - 8 a.m. to meridian:
W. Taylor (F 2cl) was rated Fireman 1 class by order of Commanding Officer.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol016of040_jpg_clean/vol016of040_176_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol016of040_jpg_clean/vol016of040_176_1.jpg)

14-12-1896 - 4 to 8 p.m.:
W. Taylor (F.1.C.) was this day given an Acting Appointment as oiler for 6 months.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol016of040_jpg_clean/vol016of040_180_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol016of040_jpg_clean/vol016of040_180_1.jpg)

24-12-1896 - 8 a.m. to meridian:
By order of the Commanding Officer W. Taylor (oiler) was rated coppersmith and given an acting appointment for three months as coppersmith.

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Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Janet Jaguar on February 04, 2015, 03:15:12 pm
Either a very good young man that is not to be wasted on unskilled jobs, or a very untried young man who has no idea what his skills are.  :)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Randi on February 04, 2015, 06:24:57 pm
Hum...
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on February 04, 2015, 06:48:19 pm
In Dutch we have a proverb "12 ambachten, 13 ongelukken", which might apply to Mr. Taylor.
Literally it says "12 professions, 13 accidents", but I guess it's better covered by the English proverb "Jack-off-all-trades and master of none".
:D
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Janet Jaguar on February 04, 2015, 06:54:28 pm
Probably a very precise analysis.  :)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Danny252 on February 05, 2015, 09:37:35 am
Well, F2C/F1C/Oil is a fairly normal progression from what I've seen, as all are related to the boiler. Coppersmith also makes some sense, as many parts of boilers and the associated pipework tended to be copper.
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on February 06, 2015, 09:01:46 am
31-12-1896 - At anchor Shanghai, China

4 to 8 a.m.:
About 4.45 the quartermaster on watch J.A. Anderson, accidentally stepped overboard through the port gangway.
The port life buoy was dropped, and the dinghy lowered.
In the meanwhile, G.S. Jones (o. sea.) got overboard, and the starboard life buoy was let go.
Anderson was picked up, off the life buoy, by the dinghy, but Jones sank within a few feet of a line that had been thrown to him.
The whale boat remained afloat for 3/4 of an hour, but found no trace of him. The primers of both life buoys failed to work.
P. Anthony (P.M.) displayed excellent judgement in dropping the life buoys and C. Ambler (Bugler); J.P.D. Breen (O.S.) and B. Lipman (A.2.C.) were very prompt in manning the dinghy.

8 a.m. to meridian:
Commanding Officer offered a reward for the recovery of the body of G.S. Jones (o. sea.).
By order of the Commanding Officer so much of the sentence by Summary Court Martial of Private Anthony which involves then days solitary confinement on bread and water in double-irons is remitted on account of the promptness and efficiency of Private Anthony in giving alarm and assisting in saving life.

Meridian to 4 p.m.:
Chinese sampans engaged dragging for body of G.S. Jones (o. sea.).

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Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Janet Jaguar on February 06, 2015, 03:57:39 pm
A very difficult day.  And the wind was calm or light airs. 
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on February 07, 2015, 08:49:19 am
01-01-1897 - At anchor Shanghai, China.

8 a.m. to meridian:
By order of the Commanding Officer, G.F. Reeves (app. 1C.); B. Lipman (app. 2C.) were advanced to special class conduct grade and J.P.D. Breen (o. sea.) to first class for quickly manning boat, when man was overboard.

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Mr. Breen has been celebrating the fact ...

02-01-1897 - 8 p.m. to midnight:
J.P.D. Breen (O.S.) returned from liberty drunk and disorderly. Placed him in confinement for safe keeping.

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He was released the next day.
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Randi on February 08, 2015, 07:13:04 pm
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Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on February 11, 2015, 08:35:53 am
Conformation of the death of G.S. Jones, who fell overboard 31-12-1896.

15-01-1897 - 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.:
Sold at auction the effects of G.S. Jones late o. seaman of this ship for 44 20/100 dollars.

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Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on February 15, 2015, 03:54:22 pm
01-02-1897 - At anchor Shanghai, China

Meridian to 4 p.m.:
An officer from the Japanese cruiser "Takao" came on board to inform the Commanding Officer that they would half-mast colors on the 2nd instant, the date of the departure of the funeral procession of her late Majesty the Empress Dowager of Japan, from Tokio, and on the 7th and 8th inst. the dates of the funeral ceremonies at Kioto.

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02-02-1897 - 4 to 8 a.m.:
Hoisted colors at half-mast with Japanese cruiser "Takao".

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Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on February 15, 2015, 03:55:18 pm
03-02-1897 - At anchor Shanghai, China

8 a.m. to meridian:
Sent an officer to the "Kiang-Foo" to request that the American ensign be removed from her dressing line, which was promptly done.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol017of040_jpg_clean/vol017of040_046_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol017of040_jpg_clean/vol017of040_046_1.jpg)

Remove because?
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Danny252 on February 15, 2015, 07:17:47 pm
Presumably because she's not an American ship! I can well imagine sailors of any country being a bit miffed to see their own flag being used as decoration on a foreign ship.
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on February 16, 2015, 07:53:51 am
Pfff, spoilsports. ;)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on February 24, 2015, 09:03:07 am
06-03-1897 - At anchor Shanghai, China

4 a.m. to 8 a.m.
Noticed fire on M.S. Co's steamer "Oceanien".
Sent a boat to see if it had been seen on board and found it had.
Assistance not necessary.

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M.S. Co. is later spelled as M.M. Co., which is Compagnie des Messageries Maritimes.
The Oceanien left Shanghai 9 March.
Some history, in French, with photos: http://www.messageries-maritimes.org/oceanien.htm (http://www.messageries-maritimes.org/oceanien.htm)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on March 04, 2015, 08:29:55 am
06-04-1897 - At anchor Hankow, China.

8 a.m. to meridian:
Fifty one children and teachers of the Boone School visited the ship.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol017of040_jpg_clean/vol017of040_119_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol017of040_jpg_clean/vol017of040_119_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Randi on March 04, 2015, 11:54:17 am
That must have been a neat visit!
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on March 17, 2015, 04:12:57 pm
At anchor Yokohama, Japan.

29-05-1897 - Meridian to 4 p.m.:
The new system for classifying clouds was put in effect at meridian in compliance with special order No. 60 of April 7, 1897.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol017of040_jpg_clean/vol017of040_173_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol017of040_jpg_clean/vol017of040_173_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Janet Jaguar on March 17, 2015, 04:47:32 pm
Did they bother to include a copy of special order No. 60 so we know what those changes are? ???
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Bob on March 17, 2015, 05:34:26 pm
This one looks promising:

http://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=hvd.hn63du;view=1up;seq=1 (http://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=hvd.hn63du;view=1up;seq=1)

The date is about right.

Did they bother to include a copy of special order No. 60 so we know what those changes are? ???
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Janet Jaguar on March 17, 2015, 05:40:05 pm
That is fabulous - and yes, it has to be the new definitions for that year.  I noticed no real changes in the abbreviations used, just very specific definitions.  This one goes in the OW reference post on clouds.  Thanks for the good find.  :)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on March 18, 2015, 08:10:52 am
Did they bother to include a copy of special order No. 60 so we know what those changes are? ???

Of course order No. 60 isn't included.
This is the log-book, not the map for special orders. :D :P

The log-keeper has started using new cloud cover abbreviations though.
Up till now cir, cum, nimb and str have been used, now a, ci, cu, fr, n, and s are being used.
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on March 18, 2015, 08:12:00 am
At anchor Yokohama, Japan.

30-05-1897 - 8 a.m. to meridian:
At 9.30 parties were landed from this ship and the "Petrel" to decorate the graves of officers and men of the Navy who are buried at Yokohama.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol017of040_jpg_clean/vol017of040_174_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol017of040_jpg_clean/vol017of040_174_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Janet Jaguar on March 18, 2015, 10:06:10 am
That would be a holiday also - the US Decoration Day, now called Memorial Day, honoring our war dead.
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on March 24, 2015, 08:41:36 am
22-06-1897 - At anchor Yokohama, Japan

4 to 8 a.m.:
A 8 O'clock dressed ship rain bow with English flag at the main in honor of the sixtieth anniversary of the accession to the throne of Victoria Queen of England.

8 a.m. to meridian:
Commanding Officer paid congratulatory visit on British Admiral on accession of the Diamond Jubilee and returning visit of Captain of Japanese cruiser Yaeyama.
At noon fired a salute of 60 guns in honor of 60th year of reign of British Queen in company with Flagship H.B.M.S. Grafton and Japanese Yaeyame.

8 p.m. to midnight:
Fire works and extensive lantern display's on shore and in the harbor in honor of the day.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol017of040_jpg_clean/vol017of040_200_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol017of040_jpg_clean/vol017of040_200_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on March 26, 2015, 10:44:57 am
From the log-book starting 01-01-1897

Armament:
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol018of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol018of040_009_0.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol018of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol018of040_009_0.jpg)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on April 05, 2015, 08:16:37 am
Mail takes it's time. :)

09-08-1897 - At anchor Nagasaki, Japan.

8 a.m. to meridian:
Lieut H. Winslow U.S.N. received a commission as a Lieutenant Commander dated April 6th 1897.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol018of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol018of040_051_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol018of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol018of040_051_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on April 07, 2015, 09:34:52 am
Ouch. :(

17-08-1897 - At anchor Nagasaki, Japan.

Meridian to 4 p.m.:
T. Keegan (B.M. 2nd C.) had end of left forefinger cut off below first joint by training pinion shaft while working at Stb'd for'd six in. B.L.R.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol018of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol018of040_060_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol018of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol018of040_060_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on April 09, 2015, 08:05:37 am
In case you don't keep track of my score, and why should you, check out what I reached yesterday. :D
https://twitter.com/JourneyPlotter/status/585765286336401408 (https://twitter.com/JourneyPlotter/status/585765286336401408)

Edit: Don't know why, but the following has been inserted by Janet, it wasn't part of my original message. :)

Because they enhance the poetry of shape and function that is inherent in using numbers to do math?  :)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Randi on April 09, 2015, 01:27:21 pm
 ;D
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on April 11, 2015, 09:04:36 am
02-09-1897 - At anchor Nagasaki, Japan.

4 to 8 a.m.:
At 6:00 discovered that W. Montgomery (Lds) was absent from the ship with out permission.

8 a.m. to meridian:
Offered through U.S. Consul a reward of 40.00 yen for the delivery on board ship of W. Montgomery (Lds).

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol018of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol018of040_076_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol018of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol018of040_076_1.jpg)

03-09-1897 - 8 a.m. to Meridian:
Upon request of Japanese police, sent ashore and identified a dead body found in the water as that of W. Montgomery (Lds).
The body showed evidence of violence.
The Comd'g Officer, the senior officer present, ordered a board of inquest to investigate the death, which proceeded ashore and held an inquest in accordance with par. 1714 Naval Regulation.

Meridian to 4 p.m.:
A Board of Inquest of which Lieut. S. Morgan U.S.N. is senior member met to investigate the circumstances of the death of Wm. Montgomery (Lds.).

4 p.m. to 8 p.m.:
The remains of W. Montgomery (Lds) were buried at Urakami Cemetery with usual honors.

[The above is a combination of the events page and an inserted note.]
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol018of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol018of040_078_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol018of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol018of040_078_1.jpg)
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol018of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol018of040_077_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol018of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol018of040_077_1.jpg)

I guess the discovery of the body might explain why there are no weather reports from 8 a.m. until noon.
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on April 13, 2015, 08:46:10 am
Poor sod.

11-09-1897 - 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.:
J.T. Semple (Lds.) having shown signs of dementia, was placed under sentry's charge by order of the Comd'g. officer, for safe keeping.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol018of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol018of040_086_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol018of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol018of040_086_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Randi on April 26, 2015, 10:37:27 am
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Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on April 29, 2015, 08:08:31 am
The log-keeper has written some incorrect months on the event pages.
Both 4 and 5 November 1897 are written as October.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol018of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol018of040_146_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol018of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol018of040_146_1.jpg)
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol018of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol018of040_147_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol018of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol018of040_147_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Randi on May 03, 2015, 08:01:57 pm
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Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Randi on May 03, 2015, 08:04:18 pm
gastcra (Craig)
Welcome to the top 12 !
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Craig on May 04, 2015, 01:23:14 am
That's a lot of bounty hunting  8) 8) 8)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on May 06, 2015, 03:06:13 pm
At Navy Yard, Mare Island, California

07-12-1897 - 4 to 8 p.m.:
At 5:30 transferred the crew to the Receiving Ship "Independence".

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol018of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol018of040_180_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol018of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol018of040_180_1.jpg)

08-12-1897 - Meridian to end:
At 1:55 put ship out of commission, hauled down flag + pennant and turned ship over to Commandant, Mare Island, Navy Yard.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol018of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol018of040_181_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol018of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol018of040_181_1.jpg)

Next log-book starts at 17 November 1898.
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Randi on May 06, 2015, 04:28:16 pm
I hope you enjoyed your break ;D
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on May 07, 2015, 07:54:08 am
What break? ???
Wait till you'll see the next crew message I'll do in a couple of days. :)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on May 07, 2015, 08:53:22 am
17-11-1898 - At Mare Island, California

At 3.25 P.M. the vessel was placed in commission by Captain C.S. Cotton U.S.N. the Captain of the yard with the usual ceremonies, the officers and crew on the quarter deck and Lieutenant Chauncey Thomas U.S. Navy read his orders dated October 13th 1898, ordering him as executive officer of this vessel.
The following officers were present and reported for duty Lieut Henry Minett, Lieut. G.R. Clark. - Ensignes W.H. Standley, David W. Wurtzbaugh and D.W. Knox. - Chief Engineer H.T. Cleaver, Assi't Engineer J.F. Snow, and Assistant Paymaster F.K. Perkins.
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol019of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol019of040_008_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol019of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol019of040_008_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on May 14, 2015, 03:54:27 pm
13-12-1898 - At Navy Yard, Mare Island, California

8 a.m. to meridian:
At 11.00 o'clock at request of the Captain of the Yard, sent the Bugler over to assist in putting the Iroquois in Commission.
She went into commission at 11.07.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol019of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol019of040_038_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol019of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol019of040_038_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on May 16, 2015, 12:27:00 pm
At Navy Yard, Mare Island, California

20-12-1898 - 8 a.m. to meridian:
Transferred the barometers of this vessel to the observatory for comparison.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol019of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol019of040_045_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol019of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol019of040_045_1.jpg)

23-12-1898 - Meridian to 4 p.m.:
The barometers were brought on board from the observatory and placed in position.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol019of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol019of040_048_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol019of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol019of040_048_1.jpg)

24-12-1898 - 8 a.m. to meridian:
Found the Aneroid barometer out of order and began the use of Mercurial at 10.00.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol019of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol019of040_049_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol019of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol019of040_049_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on May 19, 2015, 03:25:48 pm
At Mare Island, California

03-01-1899 - Bottom of page, in red ink:
Many of the barometer readings of the first half of this day are obviously wrong. C.S. Sperry. [Commanding Officer]

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol019of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol019of040_059_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol019of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol019of040_059_1.jpg)

Weather reports:
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol019of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol019of040_059_0.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol019of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol019of040_059_0.jpg)

04-01-1899 - Bottom of page, in red ink:
It appears that the drop in barometer between Noon + 1 P.M. requires explanation. C.S.S.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol019of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol019of040_060_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol019of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol019of040_060_1.jpg)

Weather reports:
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol019of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol019of040_060_0.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol019of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol019of040_060_0.jpg)


Well Philip, here's your chance to shine.  :D ;)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on May 22, 2015, 03:48:50 pm
16-01-1899 - On passage from San Francisco to Honolulu.

Meridian to 4 p.m.:
General quarters followed by target practice, ...
Mercurial barometer broken by firing.
...
Casing about binnacle of after compass shattered by firing.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol019of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol019of040_072_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol019of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol019of040_072_1.jpg)

Target being Yorktown? ;)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Janet Jaguar on May 22, 2015, 05:17:04 pm
Very poor cushion/spring system under glass instruments!   :o
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Bob on May 22, 2015, 05:56:10 pm
The Navy eventually got around to testing for such events.   ;)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MIL-S-901
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Randi on May 22, 2015, 06:00:18 pm
 ;D
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on May 25, 2015, 09:22:26 am
24-01-1899 - At Honolulu, Hawaii

Meridian to 4 p.m.:
Navigator took Aneroid barometer ashore for comparison.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol019of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol019of040_080_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol019of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol019of040_080_1.jpg)

26-01-1899
Aneroid went in commission at 10.15. [On weather reports page]

8 a.m. to meridian:
Brought off to ship the aneroid barometer having compared it with barometer in Surveyor's Office and found the correction of aneroid to be +.042.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol019of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol019of040_082_0.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol019of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol019of040_082_0.jpg)
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol019of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol019of040_082_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol019of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol019of040_082_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on May 25, 2015, 09:23:30 am
26-01-1899 - At Honolulu, Hawaii

8 a.m. to meridian:
Asst. Engineer H.E. Middleton, U.S.N., came on board for medical treatment, his left collar bone having been broken by a fall on the deck of the O + O S.S. Coptic, on which steamer he was on route home from the Asiatic Station.
On the recommendation of the Medical Officer of this vessel (P.A. Surgeon R.M. Kennedy U.S.N.) Assistant Engineer Middleton was transferred to Queens Hospital, Honolulu, H.I. by direction of Commander C.S. Sperry, U.S.N. Senior Officer present.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol019of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol019of040_082_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol019of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol019of040_082_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Randi on May 31, 2015, 10:32:30 am
gastcra (Craig) passes the 500 mark!
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on June 02, 2015, 03:11:35 pm
Log page XXL. :D

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol019of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol019of040_117_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol019of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol019of040_117_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on June 04, 2015, 08:17:03 am
And another XXL page.

This time Yorktown grounded herself on her first patrol of Luzon, Philippines.
It didn't stop her from performing her duty though. :)

Meridian to 4 p.m.:
Standing in for suspicious looking steamer lying in Port St. Thomas, Lingayen Gulf, the Commanding Officer Conning.
Grounded at 4.40, the engines having been stopped at 4:35, she was moving slowly and grounded easily, immediately reversed engines but she failed to move.
Continued efforts to get clear until end without effect, tide falling, took soundings all around the vessel as follows.
Under fore foot 1 5/6 fathoms.
Abreast bridge both sides 2 1/2 fathoms.
Aft 5 fathoms.
Sent Officer in armed boat to board and take possession of steamer lying in Port St. Thomas, which proved to be str. San Joaquin.
An attempt had evidently been made to disguise said steamer by thatching with palms.

6 to 8 p.m.:
Aground for'd.
At 6.30 turned on both search lights, putting port light on the steamer ahead and sweeping shore with strb'd light.
Fired port 3 pdr. at a moving light on shore.
At 7.30 tide began running flood, started both engines astern full speed under forced draft.
Sent 2nd Cutter with Lt. Minett in charge to do picket duty near the steamer San Joaquin.

8 p.m. to Midnight:
Aground going astern full speed, both engines under A, C + D boilers with forced draft in all fire rooms.
...
At 9:30 sent armed cutter in charge of Officer to guard steamer.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol019of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol019of040_121_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol019of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol019of040_121_1.jpg)

Commences and until 4 a.m.:
Backing engines under forced draft all the watch.
No change in position of ship.

4 to 8 a.m.:
Backing engines under forced draft until 5.30 when stopped forced draft, at 5.45 stopped engines.
Transferring shell from forward aft and making preparations for carrying out an anchor on the starboard quarters.
At 7.00 Ensign D.W. Wurtsbaugh U.S.N. left the ship in charge of a working party to attempt to float and haul out the abandoned steamer San Joaquin.
At end of watch ship still aground.

8 a.m. to Meridian.:
Sent out stream anchor in 1st Cutter with wire hawser and laid it out on strb'd quarter, took hawser to capstan and hove around, at same time started both engines astern, ship came off at 9.15 A.M., hove stream anchor up astern and mode it fast to 1st Cutter, unshackled wire hawser, sent 1st Cutter with stream anchor and 5" manila hawser to steamer San Joaquin in charge of Lt. Thomas.
...
Sent 3rd cutter with crew to assist party in hauling off San Joaquin.
Transported shells forward and restowed magazine. Spread quarter deck awning. Working party in 3rd cutter in tow of steam launch returned at 11.45.

Meridian to 4 p.m.:
Fired five 6 pdr. shots at suspicious bodies of men ashore.
At 3.50 cutting out expidition left the San Joaquin and took possession of two boats near the beach.
...
Peterson A. (App. 2.C.) injured his little finger on duty by having it jambed by a hawser.

4 to 6 p.m.:
"Cutting out" party returned with two boats from the beach, evidently part of equipment of the San Joaquin.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol019of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol019of040_122_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol019of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol019of040_122_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Bob on June 04, 2015, 11:36:19 am
 8)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on June 04, 2015, 02:55:19 pm
Meridian to 4 p.m.:
Barometer fell rapidly, possibly due to gun firing.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol019of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol019of040_125_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol019of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol019of040_125_1.jpg)

She has been firing on insurgent troops and a storehouse used by them.

Edit: corrected typo.
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on June 08, 2015, 08:30:31 am
The log-book pages keep growing and growing. :D
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol019of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol019of040_139_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol019of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol019of040_139_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Randi on June 08, 2015, 11:20:54 am
See printed notice at the bottom of this page: http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/Albatross/vol039of055/vol039of055_132_1.jpg
 ;)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on June 08, 2015, 12:45:51 pm
Later date, they must have learned from Yorktown's log-book. ;)
The date of the above mentioned page is 19 March 1899.

Since no such message is at the bottom of Yorktown's log-book, she continued her practice of extending pages. :)
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol019of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol019of040_142_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol019of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol019of040_142_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on June 12, 2015, 08:45:25 am
01-04-1899 - At anchor of Cavite, Manila, Philippines.
A list of books and signals received on board.

8 a.m. to Meridian.
Received on board in Ordnance Dep't,
2 short 6" metallic cases for testing primers,
1 set Firing attachment for 6" Sub. Cal. practice,

and in Equip't (A.S.) Department
1 Luce's Seamanship,
1 Nepolean Bonaparte's 1st Campaign, [of course that should read Napoleon]
1 Hand Book Naval Gunnery,
1 Range Table Naval Guns, 1893,
1 Memories of A Rear Admiral,
1 Campaign of Merengo,
1 The Day's Work (Kipling),
1 Six Months in Sandwich Isds,
1 Islds of the Southern Seas,
1 Joining the Navy or abroad with uncle Sam,
2 Stanford's Compendium of Geography (Australasia) 2 vols.
1 Notes on the year's Naval Progress 1896,
3 vols. Seal + Salmon Fisheries of Alaska,
1 U.S. Law's relating to Navy and Marine corps,
1 Hawaii, our new Possessions,
1 Society of Naval Architects + marine Engineers,
2 Proceedings of the U.S. Naval Institute, June + Sept. 98,
1 Notes on Naval Progress, Jany. 1898,
3 Journal of American Society of Naval Engineers,
1 Notes on Naval Progress, April 1898

and 26 boat signals as follows,
2 Hospital,      2 Negative,
2 Company,    2 Danger,
2 Guard,         2 Dispatch,
2 Recall,          2 Affirmative,
2 Quarantine, 2 Annuling,
2 Telegraph,   2 Position,
2 Convoy.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol019of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol019of040_154_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol019of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol019of040_154_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on June 15, 2015, 09:22:59 am
12-04-1899 - At anchor off Baler Bay, Philippines

The crew of the second cutter has been captured by insurgents.

C. Thomas (Lieutenant)
E.J. Nygard (Gunner's Mate third class)
W. Walton (Chief Quartermaster)
J. Ellsworth (Coxswain)
P. Vaudoit (Sailmaker's Mate)
W.H. Rynders (Seaman)
O.W. Woodbury (Seaman)
S. Brisolese (Ordinary Seaman)
O.B. McDonald (Ordinary Seaman)
F. Anderson (Landsman)
J. Dillon (Landsman)
L.P. Edwards (Landsman)
C.A. Morrisey (Landsman)
D.G.A. Venville (Apprentice first class)
A. Peterson (Apprentice second class)

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol019of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol019of040_166_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol019of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol019of040_166_1.jpg)
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol019of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol019of040_167_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol019of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol019of040_167_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Hanibal94 on June 15, 2015, 09:59:38 am
Quote from: Wikipedia
During the Philippine?American War, Yorktown stood in to Baler Bay, on the west coast of Luzon, on 11 April 1899, on a mission to relieve a Spanish garrison that had been under siege by Filipino troops for nine months. Lt. James C. Gillmore and a party of sailors in the ship's whaleboat provided a decoy, ostensibly taking soundings of a nearby river. Meanwhile, Standley and an enlisted man landed farther up the coast to reconnoiter. The next day, Gillmore and his boat crew drifted into a trap, running aground too far from the river's mouth and out of sight of Yorktown. Filipino troops, hidden in the jungle-covered banks, raked the boat with rifle fire. Two American sailors were killed; two were mortally wounded; and the remainder, including Gillmore, were slightly wounded. The survivors were taken prisoner until freed by U.S. Army troops. Standley completed his mission and, together with the enlisted signalman, made it back to the ship.

Strange - as far as I can tell, the logs don't mention a Lt. Gillmore.
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on June 15, 2015, 11:42:47 am
That's odd, as soon as you turn 21, it seems you can't read any more. ;) :P :D

Lieutenant Gillmore is mentioned several times, including both pages I included in my previous message.
He reported on board for duty as the relief of lieutenant Minett on 4 April 1899.
So, granted, he wasn't on board for a long time. :)

In case you're wondering, lieutenant Minett was detached and ordered home for 3 months sick leave on recommendation of Medical Board of Survey a day earlier.

Both were the navigator of the Yorktown.
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Hanibal94 on June 15, 2015, 11:58:45 am
That's odd, as soon as you turn 21, it seems you can't read any more. ;) :P :D

No, I meant the specific pages referring to the ambush on the cutter.
OK, I admit I didn't read those carefully because I'm lazy.
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on June 15, 2015, 03:11:08 pm
For two days Yorktown has picketed the beach and mouth of the river, and tried to contact the insurgents under a flag of truce, but without success.
At 10pm on 14 April 1899 she left Baler Bay, on course for Ilo-Ilo, Philippines.
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on June 20, 2015, 09:03:13 am
Poor fellow.

02-05-1899 - At anchor of Ilo-Ilo, Philippines.

8 p.m. to midnight:
At 8:30 W.J. Wirts (C.P.) was placed in double irons under sentry's charge for safe keeping, he having attempted to get hold of a bayonet with evident criminal intent (Insane C.S.S.).

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol019of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol019of040_189_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol019of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol019of040_189_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on June 26, 2015, 03:30:37 pm
Odd jump in the Yorktown's time line.
Last transcribed date 27 May 1899, next up the log-book starting 30 November 1915.
Where I expected log-book number 20 of 40, I'm presented with log-book 1 of 4.

Last transcribed:
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol019of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol019of040_215_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol019of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol019of040_215_1.jpg)
Next presented:
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol01of04/vol01of04_001_0.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol01of04/vol01of04_001_0.jpg)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Janet Jaguar on June 26, 2015, 03:43:41 pm
Very strange.  I'm guessing the 1915 logs got taken off the shelves separately and scanned separate from the rest.  Why they appear in the middle defeats me.
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: JamesAPrattIII on June 26, 2015, 09:29:36 pm
I just finished reading the Book "The Devils Causeway" by Mathew Westfall that I got by ILL. Here is some errata and information:
Lt James C Gillmore was in command of the landing party
the Coxswain's name was Ellsworth Pinkham
This is what happened on 11 April 1899 they arrived off Baler and spotted what they thought was a white flag ashore. They sent a landing party in under a flag of truce but the talks went no where. The Captain decided to land Ensign W.H. Standley and Quartermaster John Lysaght during the night so they could climb a hill and recon the area. This was done by Lt Gillmore and 14 other men in a cutter. Gillmore was supposed to do soundings of the river mouth and pick up the Standley and Lysaght  when they finished or got into trouble and had to run for it. Gillmore disobeyed orders and went up the river which was about 20 yards wide where he was ambushed 2 men were killed 2 died of wounds and 3 were wounded before Gillmore surrendered without firing one shot in return! The dead Morrissey and Dillion and dying Nygard and McDonald were buried by the Filipinos. Note McDonald was still alive when he was buried. The three wounded were left behind while Gillmore and the others were marched off through the jungle. When they were fit to travel two of the wounded Rynders and Woodbury were marched off and were liberated on 28 November 1899 with other US and Spanish POWs by the 4th US Cavalry. The other wounded manVenville was killed by Ilongot tribesmen on 28 February 1900. In December 1899 Edwards escaped and managed to find the US army unit trying to save them and guided them to the others.
 Gillmore was spun into a hero ect when his stupidity got his men killed or captured and forced the US military to send a rescue force after them which prolonged the Phillipine insurrection by one or two years.
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: JamesAPrattIII on June 26, 2015, 10:35:16 pm
You can read a little of what happen from this book by going to Amazon.com and looking inside.
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Janet Jaguar on June 26, 2015, 10:44:29 pm
I just did that, it looks to be a very interesting book.  :)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on June 27, 2015, 07:53:09 am
Thanks for the info.
Since Yorktown arrived at Ilo-Ilo, the missing men haven't been mentioned again in the log-books till 27 May 1899.
Up till then they were mentioned at every quarters as being absent.
With the sudden jump in the time line I'm now experiencing, I don't know if they'll be mentioned at a later time
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on June 28, 2015, 10:25:24 am
From the log-book starting 30-11-1915

Tables of Deviations and Instruments:
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol01of04/vol01of04_004_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol01of04/vol01of04_004_1.jpg)

Armament:
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol01of04/vol01of04_006_0.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol01of04/vol01of04_006_0.jpg)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Randi on June 28, 2015, 10:53:41 am
gastcra (Craig) passes the 1000 mark!
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Craig on June 28, 2015, 06:51:52 pm
I was getting tired of being at Mare Island on the Patterson. It left Alaska before the end of September and it was late going up too. So now, after a couple of days of transcribing the Yorktown at Unalaska, it's in dry-dock in San Francisco. . ::) ::) ::) You can't win. (At least I don't have to do mental gymnastics to keep the data in the right order).
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Randi on June 28, 2015, 06:54:01 pm
 ;D
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Craig on June 29, 2015, 12:49:19 pm
Not so bad, after all - we're off to Acapulco. That's much too exotic for the Patterson  :)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: JamesAPrattIII on July 01, 2015, 10:50:14 pm
Yes JJ the book is interesting. Of course you sometimes wonder why Gillmore was thrown out of the navy for bad behavior a number of times.

reply 300 mentions the Russian Cruiser Dimtri Donski while preparing to sail to the Far East in 1904 the Captain of this ship made a request:
Captain: We are going to the tropics and we need a refrigerator.
Admiral: Refrigerator! you will find yourself on the bottom of the sea anyway and won't need it there.

The Dimtri Donski sailed with Russian Baltic fleet on it's epic but sometime nightmarish voyage to the Far East where it was destroyed by the Japanese Navy in the Battle of Tsushima. On the way there the ship was damaged by it's own side in the 1905 battle of Dogger bank and was nicknamed the "Cabbie" by the Russian Fleet Commanders Admiral Rozhestvensky because the ship was so slow. The Dimitri Donski was also sunk in this battle.
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: JamesAPrattIII on July 02, 2015, 10:00:36 pm
Some errata Coxswain Pinkham it seems his real name was John Ellsworth but he had been dishonorably discharged from the Navy in September 1897 after a series of convictions for drunkeness while on duty, fighting and "using profane and abusive language to the sentry on brig post.' He walked off the USS Boston at Chefoo China and reenlisted under this assumed name during the Spanish American War.
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Janet Jaguar on July 02, 2015, 11:13:06 pm
They needed to invent internet background checks a century earlier, apparently.   ;)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Craig on July 03, 2015, 09:19:32 pm
Sure takes a lot a work to squeeze out a percentage point on this ship  ;D  Only 70 to go.
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on July 04, 2015, 08:27:12 am
Ah, the hardship of solitary confinement on bread and water. :D

27-12-1915 - At Navy Yard, Mare Island, California.

Inspected brig in which Noorda, C. (Bkr2c) was confined and found the following articles: About 3/4 of a cake, 1 pie, 2 partly used cigarettes papers, match box containing a few matches, partly filled tobacco bag, 3-1/2 boxes of candy, about 2 pounds of assorted nuts, about 8 pounds of apples and oranges, mixed, number of letter and miscellaneous papers.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol01of04/vol01of04_034_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol01of04/vol01of04_034_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Randi on July 04, 2015, 08:41:05 am
That gives a whole new perspective on naval punishments...
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Randi on July 05, 2015, 02:38:18 pm
gastcra (Craig) passes the 2000, 3000, 4000, and 5000 marks!
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Randi on July 05, 2015, 02:40:38 pm
bluemuffin78
Welcome back !



We missed you ;)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on July 05, 2015, 03:33:12 pm
From the log-book starting 01-01-1916

Tables of Deviations and Instruments:
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol01of04/vol01of04_041_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol01of04/vol01of04_041_1.jpg)

Armament:
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol01of04/vol01of04_043_0.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol01of04/vol01of04_043_0.jpg)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on July 05, 2015, 03:34:22 pm
A word of warning.

For some time the cloud cover column has slowly been shifting to the right.
From 1 January 1916 onwards, it's completely off the page.
I'm still transcribing the column by doing a sneak preview of the events page though.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol01of04/vol01of04_044_0.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol01of04/vol01of04_044_0.jpg)
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol01of04/vol01of04_044_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol01of04/vol01of04_044_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Randi on July 05, 2015, 03:42:21 pm
That is probably the best way to handle it :(

You may not need it here, but don't forget about Matteo's page-joining tool: http://forum.oldweather.org/index.php?topic=3489.msg62862#msg62862 ;)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Craig on July 05, 2015, 03:46:20 pm
Good argument for showing both pages simultaneously in the new interface, zooming out and in when necessary.
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Randi on July 12, 2015, 09:38:36 am
gastcra (Craig) passes the 6000 and 7000 marks!
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on July 12, 2015, 03:08:16 pm
Another word of warning.

As of 11 January 1916, Yorktown has been entering the cloud amount column.
This column is more often than not (partly) cut off, and appears on the events page.

The cloud amount is the reversed number of the clear sky value, which has always been used in the older log-books.
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Randi on July 12, 2015, 06:57:52 pm
Yes, some logbooks have cloud amount and some have clear sky.
As usual, TWYS ;)

I suspect that the weather code will usually tell Philip which is which.
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on July 13, 2015, 03:21:33 pm
The dangers of coaling a ship.

03-02-1916 - At Navy Yard, Mare Island, California.

8 A.M. to Meirdian:
Ensign Hindrelet was injured while coaling ship by falling through coaling trunk, severely bruised about the right hip.
Weiner, A. Cprl. USMC, was severely bruised about the lower part of the spine and left side by falling into an open scuttle while coaling ship.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol01of04/vol01of04_082_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol01of04/vol01of04_082_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Janet Jaguar on July 13, 2015, 03:30:08 pm
Moving heavy stuff that shifts on a gently rocking ship can never be safe.
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on July 17, 2015, 03:14:12 pm
Two pages for 19-02-1916 are skipped.
They seem to be missing from the database.

Weather reports should be:
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol01of04/vol01of04_100_0.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol01of04/vol01of04_100_0.jpg)
Additional events page should be:
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol01of04/vol01of04_100_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol01of04/vol01of04_100_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Randi on July 17, 2015, 03:28:52 pm
 ::)
They seem to be missing from the log book too? ? ? :-\
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on July 17, 2015, 03:37:28 pm
Nope, I don't think so.
I've taken http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol01of04/vol01of04_101_0.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol01of04/vol01of04_101_0.jpg), mirrored and enhanced it a bit.
You can see the date 19 February 1916 quite clearly, which seems to be the back of this page.

Edit: corrected link.
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Randi on July 17, 2015, 04:17:04 pm
That link doesn't work for me.

I didn't look too closely, but the typed page numbers seem to be consecutive - although given a page 162 A, that is hard to tell :-\
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Craig on July 17, 2015, 04:20:52 pm
The links didn't work for me either.
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Janet Jaguar on July 17, 2015, 05:12:36 pm
Very complex - first, the scanner did them out of order.  Second whoever adapted the scans for the interface messed up 2 of them.  This is how I read what the logbook itself looks like.  We can rearrange to put the pages back in order when we edit, but who do we talk to about doing the 2 missing pages re-uploaded?  The scans should be there, or they wouldn't be numbered.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol01of04/vol01of04_097_0.jpg
 Page 159   Thursday, February 17  (weather page)

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol01of04/vol01of04_097_1.jpg
 Page 160   Remarks (no date)

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol01of04/vol01of04_098_0.jpg
 Page 161   Friday, February 18  (weather page)

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol01of04/vol01of04_099_1.jpg
 Page 162   Remarks (no date)

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol01of04/vol01of04_099_0.jpg
 Page ___   blank page

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol01of04/vol01of04_098_1.jpg
 Page 162A   Additional Sheet - Remarks (no date)

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol01of04/vol01of04_100_0.jpg
This XML file does not appear to have any style information associated with it.
</Error>
Should be Page 163 Saturday, February 19  (weather page)

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol01of04/vol01of04_101_1.jpg
 Page 164   Remarks (no date)

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol01of04/vol01of04_101_0.jpg
 Page ___   blank page

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol01of04/vol01of04_100_1.jpg
This XML file does not appear to have any style information associated with it.
</Error>
Should be Page 164A   Additional Sheet - Remarks (no date)

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol01of04/vol01of04_102_0.jpg
 Page 165   Sunday, February 20 (weather page)

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol01of04/vol01of04_102_1.jpg
  Page 166   Remarks (no date)

Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on July 17, 2015, 07:36:29 pm
@Randi:
Sorry, my mistake.
The correct link for the page I used to create the clip: http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol01of04/vol01of04_101_0.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol01of04/vol01of04_101_0.jpg)

@Janet:
The order is correct, it's how these logs are bound.
In case the events exceed the standard Remarks page, which happens frequently, an Additional page is used.
This is inserted between the weather reports and the Remarks page, and has a blank reverse side.
Would the Additional page be inserted after the Remarks page, you would see the weather reports of the next day on the left hand side of the log-book.
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Randi on July 17, 2015, 08:05:17 pm
I see what you mean.
 :o :o :o
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Janet Jaguar on July 18, 2015, 12:27:10 am
Well, that makes sense out of it.  The xxxA page would have to come first. 

Doesn't stop the frustration of figuring out where pages 163 and 164A went to.
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Randi on July 19, 2015, 09:35:32 am
gastcra (Craig) passes the 10,000 mark!
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Randi on July 19, 2015, 09:36:06 am
bluemuffin78 passes the 5000 mark!
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: AvastMH on July 19, 2015, 01:20:05 pm
wow bluemuffin78 & gastcra! you're in with some amazing numbers today.   :D :D :D
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on July 19, 2015, 03:09:42 pm
From the log-book starting 01-03-1916

Tables of Deviations and Instruments:
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol01of04/vol01of04_115_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol01of04/vol01of04_115_1.jpg)

Armament:
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol01of04/vol01of04_117_0.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol01of04/vol01of04_117_0.jpg)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on July 19, 2015, 03:15:07 pm
The confusion of leap years. ::)

The log-keeper has typed the events of 29 February 1916 again on the events page of 1 March 1916.
The weather reports of the two days are different.
The following weather reports page has a note stating the events are the events of 29 February.

Then, after the monthly intro pages, again a 1 March 1916, same page number, (almost) same weather reports, new events.

None of the above are duplicate scans, they all appear to be really typed out by the log-keeper.

Pages involved:
29 February 1916.
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol01of04/vol01of04_111_0.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol01of04/vol01of04_111_0.jpg)
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol01of04/vol01of04_111_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol01of04/vol01of04_111_1.jpg)
1 March 1916.
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol01of04/vol01of04_112_0.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol01of04/vol01of04_112_0.jpg)
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol01of04/vol01of04_112_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol01of04/vol01of04_112_1.jpg)
Additional note 29 February 1916.
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol01of04/vol01of04_113_0.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol01of04/vol01of04_113_0.jpg)
Next pages, start of new month.
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol01of04/vol01of04_113_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol01of04/vol01of04_113_1.jpg) up to, and including, http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol01of04/vol01of04_117_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol01of04/vol01of04_117_1.jpg)
Again 1 March 1916.
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol01of04/vol01of04_118_0.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol01of04/vol01of04_118_0.jpg)
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol01of04/vol01of04_118_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol01of04/vol01of04_118_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Randi on July 19, 2015, 03:42:45 pm
 ::) ::) ::)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on July 27, 2015, 03:00:47 pm
From the log-book starting 01-04-1916

Tables of Deviations and Instruments:
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol01of04/vol01of04_152_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol01of04/vol01of04_152_1.jpg)

Armament:
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol01of04/vol01of04_154_0.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol01of04/vol01of04_154_0.jpg)

From the log-book starting 01-05-1916

Tables of Deviations and Instruments:
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol01of04/vol01of04_189_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol01of04/vol01of04_189_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Randi on August 09, 2015, 10:04:23 am
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Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Randi on August 09, 2015, 10:05:16 am
gastcra (Craig) passes the 20,000 mark!
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Hanibal94 on August 09, 2015, 10:41:09 am
Great job, both of you! The Yorktown sure is a giant.
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on August 11, 2015, 03:21:19 pm
From the log-book starting 01-06-1916

Tables of Deviations and Instruments:
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol01of04/vol01of04_226_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol01of04/vol01of04_226_1.jpg)

Armament:
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol01of04/vol01of04_226_0.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol01of04/vol01of04_226_0.jpg)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on August 16, 2015, 09:02:06 am
Things are heating up in Mexico.

18-06-1916 - At anchor Topolobampo, Mexico.

8 A.M. to Meridian.
American Consular Agent Lewis and Lt. (jg) Kerr went on shore and were informed that communications were reestablished.
Commanding Officer accompanied by Lt. (jg) Kerr went ashore for conference with Colonel Ortega at Los Mochis.

Meridian to 4 P.M.
Commanding Officer advised all resident Americans to bring women and children to Topolobampo.

4 to 8 P.M.
Commanding Officer and Lt. (jg) Kerr returned on board from conference at Los Mochis, with Colonel Ortega, at which agreement was made by Colonel Ortega to assist the departure of all American citizens and to give at least 24 hours after any breach of relations between the two countries in which to effect this departure.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol01of04/vol01of04_245_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol01of04/vol01of04_245_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Randi on August 16, 2015, 09:44:22 am
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Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on August 16, 2015, 03:35:50 pm
22-06-1916 - At anchor Topolobampo, Mexico

8 A.M. to Meridian.
Received on board 122 refugees with baggage from Topolobampo and vicinity. (see add. Sheet).

Meridian to 4 P.M.
Transferred 122 refugees and baggage to the USS BUFFALO for further passage to the United States.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol01of04/vol01of04_250_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol01of04/vol01of04_250_1.jpg)

The following is a list of refugees taken out of Topolobampo, Mexico, and vicinity by this ship and transferred to the USS BUFFALO for further transportation to the United States:-

Men over 21 years.Men under 21 years.Women over 21 years.
AgeAgeAge
Joseph McConnel36Tom Jardan14Mrs. V.H. Doyle28
~.C. Bernard, jr.33J.I. Jordan18Mrs. A.C. Berhard33
~.D. McCarthy31Irving Newton17Mrs. J. McConnel23
~. Drewein, Sr.38Hubert Mulkey19Mrs. W. Drewein36
~.E. Howell33Clyde Robertson10Mrs. R.C. Howell38
~.L. Langdon34Emmet King13Mrs. A.L. Langdon29
~.?. Edmunds32Clemente Tays14Mrs. John Jordan24
~.W. Jordan26Mrs. J. Jordan49
~.W. Jordan53Boys under 10 years.Mrs. H.C. Kirk28
~.H. Newton55AgeMamie Jordan22
~.B. Mulkey42Allen Bernard7Clemmie Jordan23
~~ago Mulkey42Joseph McConnel, jr.4Mrs. C.F. Edmunds27
Grant H. Burr50Wm. Bernard3Lilia Newton24
~. Drake38Wm. Drewein, jr.3Mrs. J.H. Newton45
~.S. King63F.J. McCarthy2Mrs. H.P. Meaker27
~. King39Arthur Langdon5Mrs. Irene Mulkey42
~~ll N. Powel39H.C. Kirk, jr.5Mrs. M. Wilcox40
Ralph Harris27Wm. Kirk2Mabel Burr24
~.T. Scally47Henry Mulkey7Mrs. Bessie Robertson40
~.L. Clay38Gordan Meaker4Mary Drake28
~.J. Cox49Wm. Robertson8Mrs. W. Drake36
Frank Enochs36Fred King8Mrs. Bowman53
Fred Sattler43Arthur King4Mrs. B. King27
Charles Jones36Roy King1Mrs. H.L. Clay30
Robert J. Jones55Arthur King3Mrs. Bertha Cox30
~.A.H. Tays55Robert King1Mrs. Annie Sattler40
~.S. Johnson27Walter Cox3Sylvana Zuzueta24
~. Sneva55Jean Cox1
~.B. Boland34Charles Jones, jr.5Women under 21 years.
~.L. Brennan70Harry Drewein6Age
~.?. Anthony28Walter Doyle5Gertrude Burr17
~~rris Free53Aileen Bernard10
~.T. Hovelman42Girls under 10 years.Maggie Jordan16
~.S. Sheldon68AgeOlive Burr15
Johnson Anderson23Mabel McConnel3Elizabeth Wilcox17
~.A. Lindley50Helen McConnel2Thekla Robertson14
~.M. Hale37Jean Bernard2Francisco Escanada17
James. A. Maurin36Anna McConnel4Reyna King10
~. Bunker36Harriet Bernard4Elinda Apodaco16
~. Lacrom50Iola Langdon2Ora Jordan20
Wallace Montgomery27Vera Jordan2
~.G. Gluyas47Elizabeth Meaker1Girls under 10 years.
Ina Roberston1Age
Mayville Drake7Rose Cox5
Flora King6Ella King3
--------------------
Mrs. T.D. McCarthy30

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol01of04/vol01of04_249_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol01of04/vol01of04_249_1.jpg)

Unfortunately, due to the curve of the page at the left-hand side, and the shadow being cast, some of the initials of the first column of names are obscured.
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on August 17, 2015, 02:57:03 pm
26-06-1916 - At anchor Topolobampo, Mexico

8 A.M. to Meridian.
9:35 refugees came aboard for transfer to the USS BUFFALO.

Meridian to 4 P.M.
12:45 transferred the following American refugees to the USS BUFFALO for passage to the United States:- J. Elliot, J.H. McMichael, E.A. Butler, M.A. Milward, E.G. Calderon, J.A. Baskell, G. Allen, F.H. Noble, W.E. Radenour, J.L. Cadogan, M. Berg, W.H. McCord, E.A. Wright, W. Haskell.
...
4 bars of gold bullion weighing about 62 pounds and estimated to be worth between $14,000 and $16,000 brought on board and left for safe keeping by Mr. McMichael, manager for the Protrero Mining Company, was sent on board the USS BUFFALO.
No charges for freight or safe keeping were collected on this vessel (R1510).

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol01of04/vol01of04_254_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol01of04/vol01of04_254_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on August 18, 2015, 08:55:14 am
At anchor Topolobampo, Mexico

27-06-1916 - 4 to 8 P.M.
G.A. Wetherspoon, an American employee of the United Sugar Companies of Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico, was brought on board by the Medical Officer and placed in the sick bay for treatment.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol01of04/vol01of04_255_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol01of04/vol01of04_255_1.jpg)

28-06-1916 - 8 A.M. to Meridian.
Received the following named refugees on board for further transportation in the USS GLACIER:- V.H. Richardson, 25 M; Mrs. V.H. Richardson, 24 F; Louise Richardson, 17 F; Edward Richardson, 10 mos. M; E.B. Hasford, 56 M; M.C. Alvarez, 28 M; J.Y. Shedden, 60 M; B.R. Peyton, 38 M; C.M. MacDonald, 23 M; A.E. Hutchison, 28 M; Mrs. W. Holton, 21 F; P.E. Butterworth, 32 M; W.A. Holton, 23 M; Earnest Wing, 31 M; H.C. Todd, 40 M.

Meridian to 4 P.M.
The following refugees were transferred to the USS GLACIER with baggage for further transportation to the United States:- V.H. Richardson, 25 M; Mrs. V.H. Richardson, 24 F; Louise Richardson, 17 F; Edward Richardson, 10 mos. M; B.R. Peyton, 38 M; C.M. Macdonald, 23 M; A.E. Hutchison, 28 M; G.A. Wetherspoon, 46 M; Mrs. W.A. Holton, 21 F; W.A. Holton, 23 M; P.E. Butterworth, 32 M; Earnest Wing, 31 M.
...
The following were granted permission to return to Topolobampo:- H.C. Todd; M.C. Alvarez; J.Y. Shedden; and E.B. Hasford.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol01of04/vol01of04_257_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol01of04/vol01of04_257_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on August 18, 2015, 02:54:37 pm
From the log-book starting 01-07-1916

Tables of Deviations and Instruments:
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol01of04/vol01of04_263_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol01of04/vol01of04_263_1.jpg)

Armament:
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol01of04/vol01of04_263_0.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol01of04/vol01of04_263_0.jpg)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on August 18, 2015, 02:55:59 pm
The weather reports of 1 July 1916 seem to be missing.

Tables of deviations and instruments:
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol01of04/vol01of04_263_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol01of04/vol01of04_263_1.jpg)
Empty page:
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol01of04/vol01of04_264_0.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol01of04/vol01of04_264_0.jpg)
Remarks page of 1 July 1916
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol01of04/vol01of04_264_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol01of04/vol01of04_264_1.jpg)
Weather reports of 2 July 1916
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol01of04/vol01of04_265_0.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol01of04/vol01of04_265_0.jpg)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on August 19, 2015, 08:06:12 am
Never mind, found 1 July 1916, it came after 2 July. :)

It does mean the remarks pages for 1 and 2 July are out of sequence though.
Correct sequence should be:

Weather records for 1 July:
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol01of04/vol01of04_266_0.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol01of04/vol01of04_266_0.jpg)
Remarks for 1 July:
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol01of04/vol01of04_264_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol01of04/vol01of04_264_1.jpg)

Weather records for 2 July:
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol01of04/vol01of04_265_0.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol01of04/vol01of04_265_0.jpg)
Remarks for 2 July:
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol01of04/vol01of04_266_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol01of04/vol01of04_266_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Randi on August 19, 2015, 12:43:57 pm
Naturally...
Good thing they are not in the calendar-making business ;D
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Craig on August 19, 2015, 01:35:30 pm
What do you make of the name of the French ship at 4 to 8 PM?  "Beautemps Beaufeu" perhaps? He seemed to have written "Beaufue"

Beaufeu would be appropriate for a gunboat  ;D

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol014of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol014of040_018_1.jpg

Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Randi on August 19, 2015, 01:39:07 pm
Beautemps Beaupre ?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_ship_Beautemps-Beaupr%C3%A9
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Janet Jaguar on August 19, 2015, 01:48:11 pm
I've informed Philip to give his analysts a heads up.  :)

Never mind, found 1 July 1916, it came after 2 July. :)

It does mean the remarks pages for 1 and 2 July are out of sequence though.
Correct sequence should be:

Weather records for 1 July:
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol01of04/vol01of04_266_0.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol01of04/vol01of04_266_0.jpg)
Remarks for 1 July:
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol01of04/vol01of04_264_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol01of04/vol01of04_264_1.jpg)

Weather records for 2 July:
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol01of04/vol01of04_265_0.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol01of04/vol01of04_265_0.jpg)
Remarks for 2 July:
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol01of04/vol01of04_266_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol01of04/vol01of04_266_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Craig on August 19, 2015, 01:55:27 pm
Beautemps Beaupre ?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_ship_Beautemps-Beaupr%C3%A9

that's it Randi. His p's often look like poorly formed f's.
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: HatterJack on August 19, 2015, 02:06:41 pm
I think I've got to agree with Randi as to what French ship it actually was, although it is pretty clearly written in the log as "Beautemps Beaufeu".

FUNFACT TIME: The first Beautemps Beaupre began its build on 10 October, 1867 at the Brest Arsenal. She was launched on 4 July, 1872, but did not receive her commission until 1 March 1875 (that's a lot of shakedown runs). She was decommissioned a year after this log entry, on 11 December 1896, and was last listed as a transport ship out of Corsica. My google-fu is strong, but not strong enough to determine her final fate.
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on August 19, 2015, 02:18:10 pm
It is the Beautemps Beaupre, Yorktown meets her many times.

At some point you'll find one of the log-keepers can be very creative with ship names. :)
Ships mentioned three times on a page, and spelled differently three times.
Though he manages the same with crew names.
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Randi on August 19, 2015, 02:18:54 pm
Look at the p in pilot conning 4 lines up ;)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Craig on August 19, 2015, 03:42:19 pm
I know for sure it's a p because it shows up in the weather codes all the time and at first I took it as an f until I cross checked with the weather description on the remarks page. But that didn't stop me from misinterpreting it in the ship's name  :-[
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on August 22, 2015, 09:10:40 am
13-07-1916 - At anchor off Topolobampo, Mexico.

8 A.M. to Meridian.
Received the following refugees aboard for passage to the U.S.
T.J. Couvillon (Male); Carl Zetterman (Male); J. Eckhardt (Male); J.Y. Shedden (M); Chas. Hays (Male).

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol01of04/vol01of04_278_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol01of04/vol01of04_278_1.jpg)

14-07-1916 - At anchor off Guaymas, Mexico.

4 P.M. to 8 P.M.
Transferred to USS CHATTANOOGA the following refugees: T.J. Couvillon (male); Carl Zetterman (male); J. Eckhardt (male); J.Y. Shedden (male); Chas. Hays (male).

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol01of04/vol01of04_279_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol01of04/vol01of04_279_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: HatterJack on August 22, 2015, 10:25:11 am
Americans in Mexico fleeing to avoid the whole Poncho Villa thing that Pershing decided was a good idea (it wasn't) and that was completely victorious (also wasn't) perhaps?
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on August 26, 2015, 09:19:51 am
31-07-1916 - At anchor Guaymas, Mexico.

8 A.M. to Meridian.
Received 30 moving picture films from USS Milwaukee via the USS GLACIER.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol01of04/vol01of04_296_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol01of04/vol01of04_296_1.jpg)

 :D 8)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on August 26, 2015, 03:27:07 pm
From the log-book starting 01-08-1916

Tables of Deviations and Instruments:
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol01of04/vol01of04_300_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol01of04/vol01of04_300_1.jpg)

Armament:
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol01of04/vol01of04_300_0.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol01of04/vol01of04_300_0.jpg)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on August 30, 2015, 08:50:31 am
The log-keeper has mistakenly marked Monday 7 August 1916 as Monday 6 August 1916.
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol01of04/vol01of04_308_0.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol01of04/vol01of04_308_0.jpg)

The real 6 August 1916:
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol01of04/vol01of04_307_0.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol01of04/vol01of04_307_0.jpg)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on August 31, 2015, 08:43:55 am
19-08-1916 - At anchor La Paz, Mexico.

8 A.M. to Meridian.
Received on board from the USS SAN DIEGO the Small Arms Trophy of the Pacific Fleet.
11:30 held quarters for muster.
Mustered crew aft and published letter of presentation regarding Small Arms Trophy from the Commander-in-Chief.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol01of04/vol01of04_321_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol01of04/vol01of04_321_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: jil on August 31, 2015, 10:51:53 am
 8) Congrats to Yorktown!
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Randi on August 31, 2015, 11:10:53 am
Good work Maikel! ;D
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on August 31, 2015, 03:13:37 pm
I didn't even know Yorktown had entered a competition. :D
There has been no mention of it.

On far, far, better news... :)

4 to 8 A.M.
At 7:35 and, in accordance with Commander-in-Chief's order #1 of August 19, 1916 -"to proceed to San Diego for liberty and make reconnaissance important points along coast of Lower California"- got underway and stood out, making all speed possible with boilers in use up to 90 RPM and, steered various courses headed toward San Lorenzo Channel.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol01of04/vol01of04_322_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol01of04/vol01of04_322_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Janet Jaguar on August 31, 2015, 03:16:25 pm
Now that is motivations to seriously practice small arms.  Bet the crew on every competing ship improved some.  ;)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on September 03, 2015, 03:00:15 pm
From the log-book starting 01-09-1916

Tables of Deviations and Instruments:
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol01of04/vol01of04_338_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol01of04/vol01of04_338_1.jpg)

Armament:
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol01of04/vol01of04_338_0.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol01of04/vol01of04_338_0.jpg)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on September 04, 2015, 03:11:03 pm
Nice diving exercise. :)
No mention whether the diving party was allowed to keep the contents.

05-09-1916 - At anchor San Diego.

8 A.M. to meridian:
Diving party was sent to Santa Fe dock and recovered purse dropped overboard containing $51.00.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol01of04/vol01of04_344_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol01of04/vol01of04_344_1.jpg)

Edit: corrected typo.
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Randi on September 04, 2015, 03:16:40 pm
Distinct lack of interest about what else was in the purse - a hint? ;D
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on September 05, 2015, 07:30:30 am
Um, a lot of water? ;)
Nothing in the log though.
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: HatterJack on September 05, 2015, 08:53:16 am
So... I just figured out that the $51.00 in the purse, when you adjust for inflation, comes out to the equivalent of $1,162.29. Knowing that, I probably would have gone diving for it too.
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on September 06, 2015, 09:35:32 am
10-09-1916 - At anchor San Diego.

8 A.M. to meridian:
Received from the Progressive Motion Picture Company, San Francisco, Calif., films consisting of 45 reels.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol01of04/vol01of04_350_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol01of04/vol01of04_350_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on September 06, 2015, 09:35:51 am
First time I've come across a more detailed order in the logs.

12-09-1916 - At anchor San Diego.

8 A.M. to meridian:
10:57 got underway in accordance with Commander-in-Chief's movement order #1 of August 19, 1916 as modified by Commander-in-Chief's signal of Sept.4, 1916, authorizing to delay sailing for Mexican waters until Sept. 11, 1916, and Flag's radiogram #09410 directing delay in sailing until completion of G.C.M., which directs that, upon completion of recreation period at San Diego, Calif., the USS YORKTOWN proceed to Topolobampo, Mexico, and relive the USS ANNAPOLIS, touching enroute at La Paz, Mexico, to coal from collier.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol01of04/vol01of04_352_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol01of04/vol01of04_352_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Randi on September 06, 2015, 07:05:35 pm
gastcra (Craig) passes the 30,000 mark!
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Randi on September 06, 2015, 07:06:13 pm
eikwar passes the 1000 mark!
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on September 07, 2015, 08:55:42 am
16 minutes to save a man's life and sail along as if nothing happened. :)

15-09-1916 - En route from San Diego to La Paz, Mexico

8 A.M. to meridian:
At 9:22 A.C. Jordan, Sea, fell over starboard side.
At 9:22 stopped both engines, gave full right rudder and dropped patent life buoy.
At 9:23 hauled in patent log, reading 29.2.
A.C. Jordan still retained hold of stage line and was taken aboard.
Lowered life boat and picked up life buoy.
At 9:38 put over patent log, reading 29.2.
At 9:38 went ahead standard speed and at 9:40 steadied on course 112 (psc).

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol01of04/vol01of04_356_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol01of04/vol01of04_356_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Randi on September 07, 2015, 12:41:55 pm
Two mentions for A.C. Jordan.
Two mentions for the patent log.
 :-X
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Janet Jaguar on September 07, 2015, 06:54:12 pm
I say the patent log deserves the notice - as does A.C. Jordan for hanging on so tightly to the patent log stage line, it and the p.l. saved his life.  :)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Randi on September 07, 2015, 07:02:04 pm
Rigging Stages, Bosun's Chair, and Rope Ladders (http://maritimeaviation.sydneyinstitute.wikispaces.net/file/view/Nautical+Knoweldge_5_Ladders+%26+Stages.pdf)

http://www.oas.org/ddse/fundacersso/presentaciones/Martes%2016/16.%20Dr.%20Patabendi%20k%20abeytunga/documents/31_Suspended%20access.pdf
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: HatterJack on September 09, 2015, 10:43:10 am
I dunno that I'd go so far as to say that they saved his life... that part of the Pacific is pretty safe as far as being in the water goes, even in September. The water is incredibly warm (as far as ocean temperatures go, 19.2 C / 66.6 F average is pretty warm) and there's not much in the way of aggressively dangerous wildlife either. Shark attacks happen from time to time, but they're pretty uncommon. Rip currents are the primary danger for a man overboard, but I doubt that an experienced sailor would have much of a problem with just kind of floating along until the boat can swing into position to pick them back up again. There *are* some potential jellyfish dangers, but that's usually a bit earlier in the year, at the height of summer.

Still, pretty quick thinking using the patent log as a lifeline. I suppose they figured they may as well use the opportunity to record its data when they hauled Seaman Jordan in, and save a short haul later on in the watch.
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Randi on September 09, 2015, 02:00:33 pm
I had thought they hauled the patent log in because they didn't want to record any travel the ship made while trying to pick up Jordan. They say he was holding the stage line rather than the patent log line :-\
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on September 09, 2015, 02:59:18 pm
Same here, though I do think they didn't want to sail over their own log line and get it caught in the propellers.

Also, every now and then the logs mention swimming instructions being given, so I would never just assume someone would be able to keep himself afloat.
Most noticeably, swimming instruction were given at the end of this part of the journey. :)

And even if you can swim, there's always the possibility of panic getting the best of you.
You're in the middle of the ocean, and at first the ship is moving away from you.
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on September 10, 2015, 03:28:59 pm
From the log-book starting 01-10-1916

Tables of Deviations and Instruments:
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol01of04/vol01of04_377_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol01of04/vol01of04_377_1.jpg)

Armament:
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol01of04/vol01of04_377_0.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol01of04/vol01of04_377_0.jpg)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on September 11, 2015, 08:39:37 am
Commander detached, no replacement.

01-10-1916 - At anchor Topolobampo, Mexico.

Meridian to 4 P.M.:
2:40 Commander William H. Standley, U.S.N. this day detached from command this vessel to duty Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland via USS GLACIER to the United States, in accordance with Commander-in-Chief's #2252 radio of September 23, 1916.
2:40 Lieutenant Grafton A. Beall, jr., U.S.N. assumed command of this vessel in accordance with Art. 2001 (par 1) N.R. 1913.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol01of04/vol01of04_379_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol01of04/vol01of04_379_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on September 16, 2015, 09:20:13 am
22-10-1916 - At anchor off mouth of Fuerte River, Mexico

4 to 8 A.M.:
At 7:21, while lowering steam launch, the after fall, attended by Nottingham, W.B. (Sea), slipped on the winch drum and permitted the stern of the boat to fall to the water from the davit head; the boat hung by the forward fall.
On investigation, no apparent injury to the boat resulted.
Deskin, E.(OS) was caught in coil of the after fall as it was rendering and suffered the following injuries: compound fracture of the left lower leg, burns from line about left foot and ankle and right foot, ankle and knee, lacerations on forehead and left shoulder.
These injuries he received in the line of duty.
He was given prompt medical attendance.

Later that morning Mr. Deskin was transferred to the U.S.S. Raleigh for transportation to the naval hospital at Mare Island, California.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol01of04/vol01of04_401_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol01of04/vol01of04_401_1.jpg)

Isn't it heartwarming to see the state of the steam launch seems more important than Mr. Deskin. ;)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Randi on September 16, 2015, 01:18:28 pm
touching...
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on September 18, 2015, 03:02:35 pm
From the log-book starting 01-11-1916

Tables of Deviations and Instruments:
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol01of04/vol01of04_414_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol01of04/vol01of04_414_1.jpg)

Armament:
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol01of04/vol01of04_414_0.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol01of04/vol01of04_414_0.jpg)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on September 21, 2015, 08:47:24 am
11-11-1916 - At anchor La Paz, Mexico.

After having been without a commander since 1 October 1916, Yorktown has a commander again.

Meridian to 4 P.M.:
1:42 Lieut-Commander H.P. Perrill, U.S.N., assumed command of the USS YORKTOWN in accordance with orders N31/c ~355-112 of September 15, 1916.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol01of04/vol01of04_426_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol01of04/vol01of04_426_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: HatterJack on September 23, 2015, 09:57:40 am
Well, I did a little digging into Commander Perrill, and I'm rather impressed at something I found.

This (http://www.damninteresting.com/the-tyrant-clipperton-island/) isn't really *about* Perrill, or Yorktown, but ship and crew were definitely involved, and it's *absolutely* worth a read. It's rather dark, as much of history tends to be, but I shudder to think of how much worse it could have been had Perrill not been ordered to search the area for German u-boats.
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Randi on September 23, 2015, 12:12:21 pm
Grim story, but Yorktown and her crew did a great job!
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Janet Jaguar on September 23, 2015, 12:37:27 pm
Amazing what people can do - and good for Perrill and the Yorktown.
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: HatterJack on September 23, 2015, 12:38:42 pm
And they got a party thrown by the locals in their honor for it. Wasn't able to find much in the way of how Perrill treated the crew, but hopefully things are looking up for Yorktown's sailors.
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on September 24, 2015, 09:01:36 am
23-11-1916 - At anchor Corinto, Nicaragua.
A freak low pressure area passed over Yorktown between 6 and 7 P.M. ;)

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol01of04/vol01of04_439_0.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol01of04/vol01of04_439_0.jpg)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on September 26, 2015, 09:08:10 am
From the log-book starting 01-12-1916

Complement of Petty Officers, Seamen, Ordinary Seamen, Landsmen, Boys, and Marines:
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol01of04/vol01of04_448_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol01of04/vol01of04_448_1.jpg)

Tables of Deviations and Instruments:
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol01of04/vol01of04_449_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol01of04/vol01of04_449_1.jpg)

Armament:
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol01of04/vol01of04_449_0.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol01of04/vol01of04_449_0.jpg)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on September 26, 2015, 09:08:36 am
Does this have to be transcribed as sea ice? ;) 8)

01-12-1916 - At anchor Corinto, Nicaragua.

8 A.M. to Meridian:
Received for the canteen 180 bricks of ice cream from F.A. Sweetser of Leon.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol01of04/vol01of04_451_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol01of04/vol01of04_451_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Randi on September 26, 2015, 01:11:53 pm
Only if the ice cream was made with sea water.
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on September 27, 2015, 03:24:40 pm
The perils of the rifle range on Cardon Island.

07-12-1916 - At anchor off Corinto, Nicaragua.

4 to 8 P.M.
J.R. Patchin, (Cox) returned on board from rifle range unconscious and poisoned from bites of red ants.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol01of04/vol01of04_457_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol01of04/vol01of04_457_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Bob on September 27, 2015, 03:51:43 pm
Yikes. Either a lot of ants or an allergic reaction, or both.  :o
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on October 03, 2015, 03:55:20 pm
Travelling back in time.
After 31 December 1916, the next log-book starts at 28 May 1899.
It's where I was left before the 13 month 1915/16 single log-book came between.

Back from typewritten pages to scribbled pages using a very faint pencil. :-\
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on October 04, 2015, 02:49:56 pm
From the log-book starting 28-05-1899

Instruments:
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol020of040_jpg_clean/vol020of040_005_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol020of040_jpg_clean/vol020of040_005_1.jpg)

Armament:
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol020of040_jpg_clean/vol020of040_006_0.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol020of040_jpg_clean/vol020of040_006_0.jpg)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on October 04, 2015, 02:50:17 pm
30-05-1916 - At sea of the town of Tuburan, Philippines

4 to 8 A.M.:
The town proved to be Tuburan, about four (4) miles North of Calatrava, on the East coast of Negros.
Stopped engines and sent an Officer Lt Clark with armed boats crew, flying flag of truce, to communicate with the people on shore.
When the boat was about 200 yds from the beach, still flying the flag of truce, a heavy fire was opened upon it by people hidden behind bushes and ~~~ on shore.
The boat immediately pulled clear of the ship's line of fire, and returned to the ship, which opened fire with port battery, first the secondary and than the main, range from 2500 to 1500 yds.
The fire upon the boat kept up until checked by the ship's fire, which began about 7:14 and ended at 8:00.
Expended in Ordnance Dep't. 20 - 6 in. common shell, 3, 6 in. shrapnel, 64, 6 pdr. A.P. Shell, 49, 3 pdr. Common shell, 144 1 pdr A.P. Shell.
Found several miss- and hung-fires in the 3 pdr. ammunition.
The cause of which was thought to be defective primers.
Battery and other ammunition worked well.
The shock of discharge shattered the dinghy, 20 glass panes (Wardroom daylight and Pilot house).
One Aneroid barometer (Cabin), 1 Ceiling for ~~~ 2/1, 1 steam light Globe, 3 - 16 c.p. lamps.
Lost from Dingy - 2 boat hooks, 1 pennant staff, 6 swivel row-locks, 1 set stretchers, 1 Tiller, 1 Anchor.
At end of watch getting wreck of dinghy on board and hoisting whale boat.

8 A.M. to meridian:
At 5:20 Loa Tines Chinese merchant of Iloilo came on board as refuge.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol020of040_jpg_clean/vol020of040_009_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol020of040_jpg_clean/vol020of040_009_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on October 06, 2015, 12:41:51 pm
Can't we all related to this? ;)
There you are, having a great time, only to find you haven't got enough money on you to pay the bill.

An exchange between U.S.S. Yorktown and U.S.S. Helena.

07-06-1899 - At anchor off Ilo-Ilo, Philippines.

Meridian to 4 P.M.:
Signals, 1:20 Y. to H. "How much money can you spare."
H. to Y. "Two Thousand Mexican dollars, will you send for it please."
2:45 Y. to H. "Will send for money, please excuse return call, sig. Sperry."
...
Received in Dept S. + A. 2000 Mexican dollars from U.S.S. Helena.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol020of040_jpg_clean/vol020of040_017_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol020of040_jpg_clean/vol020of040_017_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Hanibal94 on October 06, 2015, 12:52:20 pm
Sounds like the Helena wanted the Yorktown to take the money?

Oh, and in the same paragraph it says they threw 100 lbs rice overboard!
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Randi on October 06, 2015, 12:57:14 pm
I sure wish they had specified what signals I should use ;)



Quote
bushes and ~~~ on
trees ?

Quote
1 Ceiling for ~~~ 2/1, 1 steam light Globe
1 Ceiling fan with 1 steam light Globe ? --- this is a wild guess ::)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Hurlock on October 06, 2015, 05:01:24 pm
1 Ceiling Fixture 2/1?
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Randi on October 06, 2015, 05:33:33 pm
"Fixture"
Yes!
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on October 06, 2015, 07:46:13 pm
Thanks for solving those missing words. :D
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Craig on October 08, 2015, 02:36:18 pm
Travelling back in time.
After 31 December 1916, the next log-book starts at 28 May 1899.
It's where I was left before the 13 month 1915/16 single log-book came between.

Back from typewritten pages to scribbled pages using a very faint pencil. :-\

I'm now doing the early part of May 1899. It's mostly guesswork. I vaguely remember someone mentioning a tool to improve the contrast.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol019of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol019of040_196_0.jpg
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Randi on October 08, 2015, 04:10:17 pm
Try http://forum.oldweather.org/index.php?topic=4325.0 (http://forum.oldweather.org/index.php?topic=4325.0)
There are quite a few posts here and there if you search on contrast.
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Randi on October 12, 2015, 07:19:32 am
gastcra (Craig) passes the 50,000 mark!
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on October 14, 2015, 08:57:38 am
05-07-1899 - At anchor off Cavite, Philippines.

Weather reports page:
Set barometer ahead .15 between 2 and 3, it being .15 too low as compared with obs. bar.
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol020of040_jpg_clean/vol020of040_047_0.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol020of040_jpg_clean/vol020of040_047_0.jpg)

Meridian to 4 P.M.:
Between 2 and 3 o'clock set barometer up .15, it being too low as compared with standard barometer on shore.
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol020of040_jpg_clean/vol020of040_047_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol020of040_jpg_clean/vol020of040_047_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on October 15, 2015, 09:26:02 am
07-07-1899 - At anchor off Cavite, Philippines.

8 A.M. to Meridian:
Sent effects of Lieut. J.C. Gillmore and men captured by Insurgents at Bater to Navy Yard.

4 to 8 P.M.
The accounts of Lieut J.C. Gillmore, U.S.N. and the accounts and papers of the 14 men captured at Bater, Luzon, April 12th 1899, were transferred to the U.S.S. Monterey and their effects were placed in the custody of the General Storekeeper at Navy Yard Cavite.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol020of040_jpg_clean/vol020of040_051_0.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol020of040_jpg_clean/vol020of040_051_0.jpg)
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol020of040_jpg_clean/vol020of040_051_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol020of040_jpg_clean/vol020of040_051_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on October 19, 2015, 01:46:44 pm
I'm wondering if everything is OK with the instruments on board.
For the last couple of days the wet bulb temperatures are often, but not always, higher than the dry bulb temperatures.

Some examples:
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol020of040_jpg_clean/vol020of040_069_0.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol020of040_jpg_clean/vol020of040_069_0.jpg)
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol020of040_jpg_clean/vol020of040_071_0.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol020of040_jpg_clean/vol020of040_071_0.jpg)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on October 21, 2015, 09:00:07 am
Found the following regarding temperature readings.

28-07-1899
# Sudden change in reading due to irregular exposure to sun through hole in awning.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol020of040_jpg_clean/vol020of040_078_0.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol020of040_jpg_clean/vol020of040_078_0.jpg)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: HatterJack on October 21, 2015, 09:39:49 am
I'm wondering if everything is OK with the instruments on board.
For the last couple of days the wet bulb temperatures are often, but not always, higher than the dry bulb temperatures.

Some examples:
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol020of040_jpg_clean/vol020of040_069_0.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol020of040_jpg_clean/vol020of040_069_0.jpg)
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol020of040_jpg_clean/vol020of040_071_0.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol020of040_jpg_clean/vol020of040_071_0.jpg)

When that's been happening it's been foggy. Fog is what happens when humidity rises above 100%, which can be seen through the wet/dry bulb readings. I didn't look too hard, but it seems that the instances on those two pages at least have been during rolls through fog, so it's not too surprising for the wet bulb reading to be higher than the dry bulb.

Fun fact, similar conditions in areas devoid of impurities in the air (like dust for example) happen incredibly frequently, and are one of the reasons why we can see jet contrails. The impurities in the jet exhaust create conditions suitable for spontaneous creation of cirrus cloud formations as the supersaturated (as it's called when humidity rises above 100%) air then has something for moisture to cling to.
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on October 21, 2015, 09:49:03 am
Except, though it has been raining and showers have been passing, no mention of any fog in the logs. :)

Also, the higher wet bulb temperatures seem to have stopped when another log-keeper took over.
Misreading of the thermometers, incorrect copying of values, sun shining on the wet bulb thermometer?
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: HatterJack on October 21, 2015, 09:51:40 am
Apparently I don't work on the Yorktown enough... that "p" looks a lot like an "f" to me in several places
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on October 21, 2015, 03:10:57 pm
Happens to the best of us. :D
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on October 24, 2015, 09:01:59 am
07-08-1899 - Off San Fernando, Philippines

8 A.M. to Meridian.

Sounded call to general quarters at 9:20.
Entered San Fernando harbor and started firing at San Fernando at 9:46.
Stopped firing at 10:08.
Started firing at 10:10.
Stopped at 10:17.
Started firing at 10:30.
Stopped firing at 10:46.
Anchored at 10:55 in 1/4 fms water, veering to 30 fms. port chain.
The following ammunition was fired:- 75 - 6" charges, 63 - 6" common shell, 12 - 6" shrapnel, 66 - 6 pdr. A.P. shell, ~5 - 3 pdr. common shell, 299 - 1 pdr. A.P. shell, 400 rounds 6 m/m Colts gun ammunition.
The U.S.S. Concord, U.S.S. Callao and U.S.S. Pampango engaged in bombarding San Fernando.
The following signals were made:- At 10:40 E. to Y. "They are firing volleys at us between wharf and steamer."
...
Released from confinement during bombardment, H. Humphrey, O.S.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol020of040_jpg_clean/vol020of040_092_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol020of040_jpg_clean/vol020of040_092_1.jpg)

Appended note:

8 A.M. to Meridian.
Before the squadron opened fire a shot was fired from a field piece on shore, the shot falling short.
This was followed by one or two others, and by musketry from trenches near the beach.
Before the end of the bombardment the shore fire had ceased.
A French flag flying from the home on Eastern side of harbor was respected, no shots being fired in that direction.
After fire had ceased two Companies of troops were seen to march from that locality.
The battery and ammunition in general worked satisfactory.
Three miss-fires occurred with 3 pdr. am., and the port 6" gun of 1st Div. failed to return to battery twice, but afterwards acted well.
The shrapnel charge burst before the time set by the fuze.
The firing was at ranges varying from 1300 to 2300 yards.
The port battery only was used.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol020of040_jpg_clean/vol020of040_091_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol020of040_jpg_clean/vol020of040_091_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on November 09, 2015, 08:06:05 am
Relaxing times at anchor off Victoria, Labuan, Borneo

05-10-1899 - Meridian to 4 P.M.
A party of 28 men attended a garden party at H.B.M. Consuls at 3:30 o'clock.
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol020of040_jpg_clean/vol020of040_154_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol020of040_jpg_clean/vol020of040_154_1.jpg)

06-10-1899 - 4 to 8 P.M.
Entertained the Governor and English residents of Labuan on board.
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol020of040_jpg_clean/vol020of040_155_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol020of040_jpg_clean/vol020of040_155_1.jpg)

07-10-1899 - 8 P.M. to midnight.
Sent party of men ashore to serenade the British Consul.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol020of040_jpg_clean/vol020of040_156_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol020of040_jpg_clean/vol020of040_156_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: jil on November 09, 2015, 09:39:35 am
 ;D - love the idea of seranading the British Consul
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on November 10, 2015, 01:22:07 pm
Astonishing drop, and rise, in pressure between 5 P.M. and 8 P.M. ;)

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol020of040_jpg_clean/vol020of040_159_0.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol020of040_jpg_clean/vol020of040_159_0.jpg)

And again between 1 P.M. and 5 P.M.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol020of040_jpg_clean/vol020of040_164_0.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol020of040_jpg_clean/vol020of040_164_0.jpg)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on November 10, 2015, 01:22:31 pm
14-10-1899 - At anchor off Cagayan Sulu.

8 A.M. to Meridian:
At 9:30 as directed in the telegram of the Commander-in-Chief dated 3rd of October, 1899, the United States flag was hoisted on the North side of the Island of Cagayan-Jolo, by Lt. Comdr. B.A. Fiske, U.S. Navy, and saluted with 21 guns by the Yorktown.
Mariano de Leon y Legaspi was given a written appointment as United Stated representative in charge of the Island of Cagayan-Jolo, by Commander Sperry, Commanding the Yorktown and the flag was hoisted in front of his house.
Mariano de Leon and several native Datos called on the Commanding Officer.
...
Sent one #8 U.S. Ensign to Mariano de Leon.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol020of040_jpg_clean/vol020of040_164_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol020of040_jpg_clean/vol020of040_164_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on November 20, 2015, 09:06:22 am
19-11-1899 - On passage from Clarendon Bay to Port Royalist (Philippines).

9 A.M. - Barometer unshipped in anticipation of firing.
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol020of040_jpg_clean/vol020of040_203_0.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol020of040_jpg_clean/vol020of040_203_0.jpg)

No shots were fired.
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Randi on November 20, 2015, 12:07:59 pm
When I take an umbrella it usually doesn't start raining...
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Hanibal94 on November 20, 2015, 12:42:49 pm
When I take an umbrella it usually doesn't start raining...

But then on the one day you don't take it... *SPLASH*
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Randi on November 20, 2015, 01:06:18 pm
Exactly :(
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on November 20, 2015, 02:47:31 pm
20-11-1899 - At anchor off St. John Point to N'd of Rocky Bay (Philippines).

Meridian to 4 P.M.
Sent whaleboats crew in charge of the medical officer to receive and butcher cow presented to the Commanding Officer by Dato Batarasa.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol020of040_jpg_clean/vol020of040_206_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol020of040_jpg_clean/vol020of040_206_1.jpg)

Some confusion on the name of the Dato (Sultan).
The 4 to 8 A.M. block shows it corrected to Batarasak.
At the end of the page it's shown as Batarazak.

I don't think it will have influenced the taste of the cow all too much. ;)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: HatterJack on November 21, 2015, 09:49:52 am
Dato is more akin to a knighthood honorific than a sultan, as it isn't a hereditary title, but can only be conferred on people by a hereditary royal ruler of a Malay state (which was the case prior to the Philippine-American War.

Batarasa/Batarasak/Batarazak is almost certainly a reference to the municipality of Bataraza on the southern end of the island province of Palawan, or rather, the man for which it was named, Datu Bataraza Narrazid, who was a highly influential Muslim chieftain, but would have still been beholden to the Spanish governors at Puerto Princesa and Principe Alfonso, as the Sultanate of Brunei had handed over southern Palwan to Spain over a hundred years earlier.

I'm going to go out on a limb and suppose that the medical officer was asked to assist with the slaughter and butchering of the cow because of a surprising number of reasons (well, surprising to those unfamiliar with Islam and the process of Dhabihah). I, for one, would have taken it as quite an honor to be requested to assist, as the requirements to do so, according to Islamic law, are incredibly specific (being sane, being a devout member of one of the three Abrahamic religions, understanding the anatomy of the animal being slaughtered enough to actually perform the ritual correctly, knowing geography well enough to perform the ritual correctly, knowing *when* to say "bismillah", and not forgetting to say it). If nothing else, it would be a good political move.

On a side note, some of you may recognize that word, "bismillah", from a rather famous Queen song. People forget sometimes that Freddie Mercury was an ethnic Parsi (named Farrokh Balsara), that grew up in the Sultanate of Zanzibar, so he would have been exposed to Arabic quite a bit from a very young age. It translates to "in the name of Allah", which makes me wonder if the song was written as a reflection on his experiences in 1964, during the Zanzibar Revolution (a hypothesis supported by other members of the band stating that Mercury began working on the song several years before forming Queen, in 1970). Nothing really relating to the project, so I'ma shut my face, just thought it was an interesting aside.
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on November 23, 2015, 03:29:48 pm
From the log-book starting 02-12-1899

Instruments:
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol021of040/vol021of040_005_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol021of040/vol021of040_005_1.jpg)

Armament:
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol021of040/vol021of040_006_0.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol021of040/vol021of040_006_0.jpg)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on November 30, 2015, 08:56:40 am
Christmas celebrations gone wrong. :-\

27-12-1899 - At anchor of Samboanga, Philippines.

8 A.M. to meridian:
The following men were brought off by the Master-at-Arms, 42 hours overtime, having been convicted of horse stealing, their fine of $20.00 U.S. currency being paid by the Paymaster:- C. Emold (Sea.) F. Howard (Oiler) and F.K. Harsnett (O.S.).

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol021of040/vol021of040_032_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol021of040/vol021of040_032_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: jil on November 30, 2015, 11:48:15 am
 :o
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on November 30, 2015, 12:20:53 pm
The next day the three men were punished by the commander, too.

28-12-1899 - 8 A.M. to meridian:
Howard, T. (Oiler) Emold, C. (Sea.) and Harsnett, F.K. (O.S.) Tried by Provost Court at Samboanga, for stealing a horse and saddle from a citizen of Tatuan, convicted and fined $20.00, put on restricted list for three months, lose 1 days pay.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol021of040/vol021of040_033_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol021of040/vol021of040_033_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on December 01, 2015, 12:43:01 pm
Happy new century. :D

01-01-1900 - At anchor off Samboanga, Philippines.

Commences and until 8 A.M.:
Naval Cadet Morrison came on board at 1:15 and reported the U.S.S. Iris aground near Caldera Bay.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol021of040/vol021of040_038_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol021of040/vol021of040_038_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on December 05, 2015, 02:59:23 pm
Here's your MacGyver's guide to repairing faulty steering gear of your ocean going vessel. :)

Detailed description of Repairs to Steering gear.
The quadrant was drawn into place by turn-buckles, and then supported by a 7/16" plate.
Three-quarter (3/4") wire lashings were passed around the false rudder head, and the after part of the quadrant, also around the after part of the two arms and around the cross bar.
Two (2) hard oak blanks (2 x 12) were secured between the arms of quadrant forward (atwartships), and 5 x 5 shares butted against lugs on arms of quadrant (both sides, outboard), and against cross bar, flush with forward ends of connecting rods, and wire lashings were then passed around planks and around cross bar inside of connecting rods.
Wire lashings were also passed around arms of quadrant aft to hold them together.
These were set up with a turn-buckle.
Wedges were used to take up any give in lashings, when strain was put on.
The starboard connecting rod was reversed to bring bend inboard.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol021of040/vol021of040_052_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol021of040/vol021of040_052_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Randi on December 05, 2015, 03:10:25 pm
No wonder you have a crew member trying to steal a horse and saddle...
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: jil on December 05, 2015, 04:45:15 pm
 ;D
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Hanibal94 on December 06, 2015, 08:02:25 am
On this page, the first barometer reading has an m next to it.
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol01of04/vol01of04_197_0.jpg

Dunno what this means (mercurial would be my guess), but I transcribed it anyway.
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on December 06, 2015, 08:59:23 am
You'll find it's simply a typing mistake.
The letter M and the space bar are very close to each other. :)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Hanibal94 on December 06, 2015, 11:06:38 am
Ah yes - that explains it, and another one I saw with a N. Thanks!
From now on, I'll just ignore these. Will do TWYS at Janet's request.
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Janet Jaguar on December 06, 2015, 01:17:15 pm
TWYS Hanibal, you've just given Philip the warning that these are coming.  :)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Randi on December 06, 2015, 02:25:01 pm
As someone who tends to end up with m's in place of commas, I enjoyed seeing that log ;D
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on December 06, 2015, 02:58:00 pm
To me this is clearly a TWYS, but ...
That m is only typed half-hearted. :)

Not that it really matters, at the moment he's third transcriber and his input will be ignored against two valid inputs anyway.
And if I'm wrong, it's mine that's ignored. ;)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Hanibal94 on December 06, 2015, 04:28:36 pm
Actually, I am gonna follow TWYS because I want everything to be correct.
But I'm only doing 5 dates (weather + events) every other day - the Vicksburg is my current primary target.

Are there any more oddities on this ship other than the flipped scans you mentioned in the Faulty Scan topic, Maikel?
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on December 07, 2015, 07:46:25 am
Oh yes, don't be fooled by those typed pages, Yorktown has it's share of difficulties. :)

You'll find many of those typed sheets are cut off, one or even two columns are on the remarks page.
When you've finished them, you'll be presented with overexposed scans, and a log-keeper who is afraid to apply pressure to his pen, or has been using tainted water instead of ink.

So, keep your image editor at the ready to glue together two pages, or change the brightness and contrast of pages in order to read them properly.

And of course there is your share of barely readable handwriting.
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Hanibal94 on December 08, 2015, 07:35:16 am
You'll find many of those typed sheets are cut off, one or even two columns are on the remarks page.

Yes, I've noticed - the amount of cloud is often on the Events page, so I have to keep that one open in another tab. Problem is, sometimes the page is scanned in a way that makes some of the values impossible to read. What a pity.
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Randi on December 08, 2015, 07:40:09 am
This can be helpful when pages are cut off: Page joining tool - for when the text you are trying to read is split over two pages (http://forum.oldweather.org/index.php?topic=3489.msg62862#msg62862)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on December 12, 2015, 08:53:36 am
08-02-1900 - At anchor off Ilo Ilo, Philippines.

4 to 8 P.M.:
Dry bulb rose 8o due to thermometer box being in the sun.
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol021of040/vol021of040_080_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol021of040/vol021of040_080_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on December 12, 2015, 08:54:04 am
09-02-1900 - On passage from Ilo Ilo to Dapitan, Philippines.

4 to 8 A.M.:
At 7:07 F.A. Childs (App. 2.Cl.) fell overboard from strb'd quarter.
Called away port life boat and pick up man and life buoy.
Had man on board at 7:17.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol021of040/vol021of040_081_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol021of040/vol021of040_081_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Randi on December 12, 2015, 12:06:58 pm
Good work, Captain!
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on December 15, 2015, 08:42:26 am
Quite a jump forward in time.
After having transcribed 19 February 1900 I was presented with 5 June 1900.
The pages appear to be missing from the database, or at least, some random checks didn't produce pages.

19 February 1900
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol021of040/vol021of040_093_0.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol021of040/vol021of040_093_0.jpg)
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol021of040/vol021of040_093_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol021of040/vol021of040_093_1.jpg)

5 June 1900
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol021of040/vol021of040_220_0.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol021of040/vol021of040_220_0.jpg)
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol021of040/vol021of040_220_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol021of040/vol021of040_220_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on December 17, 2015, 03:13:13 pm
From the log-book starting 14-06-1900

Instruments:
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol022of040/vol022of040_005_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol022of040/vol022of040_005_1.jpg)

Armament:
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol022of040/vol022of040_006_0.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol022of040/vol022of040_006_0.jpg)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on December 20, 2015, 09:54:30 am
On their way to Taku, China, this must have been a sight to be seen...

19-06-1900

4 to 8 A.M.:
At 6.25 sighted the smoke of a large number of ships on Port Bow.
At 6:30 made out the allied fleet consisting of about 60 warships and transports.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol022of040/vol022of040_016_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol022of040/vol022of040_016_1.jpg)

When they later anchored off Taku it became expensive on powder too. :D

8 A.M. to Meridian:
At 8:00 saluted U.S. Rear Admiral with 13 guns.
Russian Vice Admiral with 17 guns. Russian Ensign at fore.
German Vice Admiral with 15 guns. German Ensign at fore.
French Rear Admiral with 13 guns. French Ensign at fore.
British Rear Admiral with 13 guns. British Ensign at fore.
The U.S.S. Newark returned with 7 guns + H.I.R.M.S. Rossia, S.M.P. Hertha, the French Cruiser Chataurenault + H.B.M.S. Barfleur returned gun for gun, U.S. Ensign at fore.
The U.S.S. Newark + this ship each saluted the Japanese Rear Admiral with 13 guns which salute the Japanese flag Returned with 13 guns U.S. Ensign a fore.
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Randi on December 20, 2015, 10:06:11 am
Eh! What did you say?
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: mapurves on December 20, 2015, 03:30:05 pm
I think Concord's report from 22 April 1893 (http://forum.oldweather.org/index.php?topic=3337.msg65700;topicseen#msg65700) had this beat. They were in Hampton Roads, part of the celebrations of the 400th anniversary of Christopher Columbus.

The summary is here (http://forum.oldweather.org/index.php?topic=3337.msg65700;topicseen#msg65700), at least 703 guns.  The previous days were also noisy, with a couple of hundred salutes each day as various flagships arrived.
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on December 20, 2015, 03:37:09 pm
Old news, Yorktown was part of it. ;)
Great International Naval Review 1893: http://forum.oldweather.org/index.php?topic=3345.msg80151;topicseen#msg80151 (http://forum.oldweather.org/index.php?topic=3345.msg80151;topicseen#msg80151)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Randi on December 20, 2015, 03:49:46 pm
WHAT ?
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Janet Jaguar on December 20, 2015, 06:21:12 pm
(https://pps-west.com/images/kurzreview.jpg)


Click to enlarge

(http://bostonraremaps.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/BRM2397-Hampton-Roads-Rendezvous_lowres.jpg)

Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Bob on December 20, 2015, 06:56:09 pm
 :o 8)

Wow, sorry I wasn't there for that one!
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on December 21, 2015, 09:09:45 am
24-06-1900 - At anchor off Chefoo, China.

Meridian to 4 P.M.:
At 3:30 the colors over the Foreign and U.S. Consulates were half-masted, notice having been received of the death of the Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs at St. Petersburg.
Half masted the colors of this vessel.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol022of040/vol022of040_021_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol022of040/vol022of040_021_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on December 26, 2015, 03:35:33 pm
04-07-1900 - At anchor in Mian Tau channel.
Mrs. L. Moon a missionary from Tung Chan Fu came on board with her baggage.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol022of040/vol022of040_036_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol022of040/vol022of040_036_1.jpg)

05-07-1900 - At Tung Chan, China.
The following missionares came on board as passengers to Chefoo - Rev. W.M. Hayes, wife and child, and J.C. Owen.

Meridian to 4 P.M. - At Chefoo, China:
The following refugee missionares left the ship Mrs L. Moon, Rev. W.M. Hayes, wife + child and J.C. Owen.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol022of040/vol022of040_040_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol022of040/vol022of040_040_1.jpg)

06-07-1900 - At anchor off Taku, China.

4 to 8 P.M.:
Rec'd on board with their baggage the following American refugees from Tien Tsien, R.R. Gailey, wife and child, J.H. Hayner, wife and 3 children, Mrs. G.D. Lowry, and 3 children, Mrs C.D. Tuney and 3 children, Mrs. J.H. Pike and 3 children, Miss M. Croucher and servant, Miss F. Wilson, Miss Dr. I. Stevenson Miss M. Shockley, Miss L. Jones, Miss F. Patterson, Miss S. Fabris and servant, Miss E. Glover, Mrs W. Emens and two children, Mr. C. MacIntosh, Mr. O.C. Clifford, Mr. A.B. Clifford, Mr. R.E. Difenderfer, Mr. N. McLee.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol022of040/vol022of040_042_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol022of040/vol022of040_042_1.jpg)

07-07-1900 - At anchor off Taku, China.
8 A.M. to Meridian:
American refugees and their baggage were transferred to the U.S.A.T. Logan.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol022of040/vol022of040_043_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol022of040/vol022of040_043_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Hanibal94 on December 26, 2015, 04:28:47 pm
I wonder if that has to do with the Boxer Rebellion? The Wiki says Yorktown provided assistance in operations off the coast of North China.
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Janet Jaguar on December 26, 2015, 04:48:19 pm
I wonder if that has to do with the Boxer Rebellion? The Wiki says Yorktown provided assistance in operations off the coast of North China.

Yes.
China Martyrs of 1900 (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/China_Martyrs_of_1900)
Quote
The China Inland Mission, which lost 58 adult missionaries and 21 children in 1900, had the highest losses of any missionary agency that year. ...
The Christian and Missionary Alliance lost 36 people in its North China missions in 1900, including 21 missionaries, 12 children and three Chinese Christian assistants. ...
The British legation in Beijing protected many Methodists, who had just concluded their North China Missionary Conference in that city on June 20, 1900 when an Imperial edict was issued authorizing the slaughter of "all foreigners in the Empire." ...
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinese_Martyrs
The Eastern Orthodox Church recognizes 222 Orthodox Christians who died during the Boxer Rebellion as "Holy Martyrs of China". ...
The Roman Catholic Church recognizes ... 86 died during the Boxer Rebellion in 1900. ...
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on December 27, 2015, 03:08:46 pm
A civilian doctor employed by U.S.S. Yorktown.

09-07-1900 - At anchor off Chefoo, China.

8 A.M. to Meridian:
At 10:05 Y to Consul "Would like to see Dr Lewis on board at once".
At 10:10 Consul to Y "Who is Dr. Lewis".
At 10:15 Y to consul "He is a civilian Dr. We wish to employ him"
...
At 11:15 consul to Y "How do you spell that doctors name?".
At 11:20 Y to consul "As far as we know - Lewis".

8 P.M. to Midnight:
Dr. Charles Lewis reported on board for duty during absence for P.S. Surg R.M. Kennedy, U.S.N.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol022of040/vol022of040_048_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol022of040/vol022of040_048_1.jpg)
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol022of040/vol022of040_047_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol022of040/vol022of040_047_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Randi on December 27, 2015, 03:21:11 pm
Quote
At 10:10 Consul to Y "Who is Dr. Lewis".
At 11:15 consul to Y "How do you spell that doctors name?".

I can only hope that it is not the consul himself - nor anyone he relies on - making that brilliant response... ::)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on December 31, 2015, 12:23:52 pm
Ancestor of one of our scientists? ;)

25-07-1900 - At Chefoo, China.

4 to 8 A.M.:
Cap't Wood U.S.A. from transport Port Albert came on board.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol022of040/vol022of040_065_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol022of040/vol022of040_065_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Randi on December 31, 2015, 01:22:30 pm
Maybe, but I wonder if U.S.A. is U.S. Army :-\
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on December 31, 2015, 01:50:16 pm
It certainly is. :)
Yorktown meets quite a few U.S. Army Transports bringing in troops and stores, especially when she was stationed in the Philippines.
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on January 01, 2016, 09:36:55 am
In case you want to investigate further, it turns out the Port Albert was a chartered British ship.

26-07-1900 - At Chefoo, China.

Commenced and until 8 A.M.:
At 5:00 the U.S. Army chartered transport Port Albert (Br) sailed with two lighters in tow for Taku.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol022of040/vol022of040_066_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol022of040/vol022of040_066_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on January 02, 2016, 02:59:48 pm
Civilian doctor Charles Lewis is relieved by assistant surgeon Edwin Davis, U.S.N.

31-07-1900 - At Chefoo, China.

Meridian to 4 P.M.:
Ass't Surgeon Edwin Davis, U.S.N. by order 1846-8, dated July 26, 1900 of the Commander-in-Chief U.S. Naval Forces Asiatic Station reported on board this vessel for duty.
...
Mr. Charles Lewis M.D. left the ship at 3:00.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol022of040/vol022of040_072_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol022of040/vol022of040_072_1.jpg)

On the same page the cost of sending cablegrams (Z = U.S.S. Zafiro).

At 1:10 Z to Y (wigwag) (What amount of money is required fore cablegrams to date).
At 1:20 Y to Z (wigwag) (About two thousand seven hundred dollars).

No wonder they carried so much money on board. :)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on January 04, 2016, 08:45:25 am
05-08-1900 - At anchor off Chefoo, China.

8 A.M. to meridian:
A boarding officer from the Japanese gunboat Tatsuta came on board to inform the Commanding Officer that his ship would sail at 3:00 P.M. and to thank him for the assistance given one of their boats by the Yorktown's steam launch when the crew was being stoned by the Chinese.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol022of040/vol022of040_079_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol022of040/vol022of040_079_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on January 08, 2016, 08:59:03 am
At anchor off Taku, China.

15-08-1900 - 4 to 8 A.M.:
At 6:15 Japanese flagship signaled:- "Reported that allied forces will attack Peking to-day."

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol022of040/vol022of040_094_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol022of040/vol022of040_094_1.jpg)

16-08-1900 - 4 to 8 P.M.:

At 5:15 halfmasted colors following Austrian cruiser Maria Theresa.
...
At 5:30 Austrian cruiser Maria Theresa to fleet (CQDP - CRLP - CFB - CGFM - WTP - CFNJ - BLRC - HDN - HCQ - CGFM - WTP - GFNJ - DRPW - GRW - BLQS - BRF) (Officially confirmed deaths - Commandant - Ze-n-ta - Peking - 9th - July - Ze-n-ta - will sail - 8 P.M. - Cape Chefoo - Letters or dispatches).

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol022of040/vol022of040_095_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol022of040/vol022of040_095_1.jpg)

17-08-1900 - Commences and until 4 A.M.:
At 12.45 the steam launch of the U.S.S. Monocacy brought the information that Peking had been taken.

4 to 8 A.M.:
Signals during watch: Barfleur to fleet (BLRC - NVS - CDMJ - CBRM - CDHG - WVB - QMS) (Peking - has been seized - Le-gat-ion-s - safe).

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol022of040/vol022of040_096_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol022of040/vol022of040_096_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on January 08, 2016, 10:53:15 am
18-08-1900 - Meridian to 4 P.M.:
Ah Sou, W.R. St. this day received a Dewey Medal awarded by "Act of Congress to officer and men who participated in engagement with Spanish Fleet in Manila Bay, May 1, 1898.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol022of040/vol022of040_097_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol022of040/vol022of040_097_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Randi on January 08, 2016, 11:17:44 am
Good to see that he got recognition.
He might not have participated in the fighting, but he still shared the risks.
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on January 10, 2016, 08:57:18 am
22-08-1900 - 8 A.M. to Meridian:
At 11:00 a Chinese Revenue Cutter (Sir Robert Hart's yacht) came in from Ed and went in towards Taku.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol022of040/vol022of040_101_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol022of040/vol022of040_101_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on January 11, 2016, 09:14:47 am
27-08-1900 - At anchor off Taku, China.

8 A.M. to Meridian:
At 9:00 o'clock the Commanding officer paid an official visit to the Austrian cruiser "Zenta".
At 9:35 Half masted colors with flagship on account of funeral service on the Austrian cruiser Zenta, for her former Captain who was killed at Peking.
At 10 o'clock the Austrian cruiser Zenta fired nine "minute guns".
Mast headed colors with flagship at 10:05 o'clock.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol022of040/vol022of040_106_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol022of040/vol022of040_106_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on January 20, 2016, 03:24:57 pm
25-09-1900 - Anchored in Batangas Bay.

The officers of 38 Vol. Infantry U.S.N.
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol022of040/vol022of040_149_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol022of040/vol022of040_149_1.jpg)

The men of Company B.38" Infantry U.S.N.
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol022of040/vol022of040_150_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol022of040/vol022of040_150_1.jpg)

The men of Company D.38" Infantry U.S.N.
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol022of040/vol022of040_151_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol022of040/vol022of040_151_1.jpg)

D Company must have been a musical company, both Chopin and Wagner are members. ;)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on January 22, 2016, 02:54:19 pm
I thought I'd previously made a lame joke, but then I had to transcribe the following. :P

At anchor of Batangas, P.I.

30-09-1900 - 6 to 8 P.M.
U.S. 38" Inf. band came on board at 6:45 to give a band concert.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol022of040/vol022of040_160_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol022of040/vol022of040_160_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Janet Jaguar on January 22, 2016, 04:20:07 pm
 ;D
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Hanibal94 on January 23, 2016, 02:08:34 pm
Found a super rare 7-letter weather code!
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol01of04/vol01of04_437_0.jpg

8 pm: oclgduz

Let's see... that makes overcast, clouds, lightning, gale gloomy, drizzle, ugly sky and haze. Woah!
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on January 23, 2016, 02:48:54 pm
A force 3 gale?
I think you meant to type gloomy. ;)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Randi on January 23, 2016, 03:01:41 pm
https://zooniverse-static.s3.amazonaws.com/old-weather-2015/The_Arctic_Frontier/Coast_Guard/Bear/Bear-1913-split/Bear-1913-0191-0.JPG

gloomy here
(in more ways than one ::))
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Hanibal94 on January 23, 2016, 03:09:33 pm
I see - g can be gloomy or gale. Guess in this case, it is gloomy.

Anybody ever seen an eight-letter code?
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on January 24, 2016, 08:00:46 am
Only gloomy.
Gale denominates a wind force (8-9), not a weather state.
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Hanibal94 on January 24, 2016, 08:27:04 am
According to our very own forum reference, g can also mean gale - check the Miscellaneous section.
http://forum.oldweather.org/index.php?topic=161.0
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Hurlock on January 24, 2016, 08:35:12 am
The reply I had to the same issue was that g in place of a wind speed number means gale.  In the weather codes means gloomy.
They could have easily gone for an extra letter with t
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: AvastMH on January 24, 2016, 11:49:04 am
Found a super rare 7-letter weather code!
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol01of04/vol01of04_437_0.jpg

8 pm: oclgduz

Let's see... that makes overcast, clouds, lightning, gale gloomy, drizzle, ugly sky and haze. Woah!
I missed these - impressive codes, very impressive - one for the record books   :D
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on January 24, 2016, 02:49:08 pm
04-10-1900 - 8 P.M. to midnight

There seems to be a discrepancy in the reading of the barometer at 8 o'clock as the reading at 9 o'clock is correct.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol022of040/vol022of040_166_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol022of040/vol022of040_166_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Craig on January 24, 2016, 05:03:13 pm
Here's another one: bocqpsl at 8 AM

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Jamestown/vol046of067/vol046of067_075_0.jpg

Webster's dictionary says bocqpsl describes a urinary tract obstruction. I'll have to remember these for Scrabble  ;D
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on January 28, 2016, 02:49:24 pm
Awkward moments for the U.S. army transport Garonne, having on board brigadier general Hall, commander Taussig of the Yorktown, and the presidente of Polillo, Philippines.

12-10-1900 - Off Polillo Island, Philippines

8 A.M. to Meridian:
Ens. Washington returned at 11 o'clock, bringing the presidente of Polillo with him.
The Commanding Officer called upon General Hall on the U.S.A.T. Garonne, taking the presidente with him.
At 11:10 received signal from U.S.A.T. Garonne, "We are aground."

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol022of040/vol022of040_180_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol022of040/vol022of040_180_1.jpg)

It took many attempts, but during the 6 to 8 P.M. watch the U.S.A.T. Garonne was afloat again.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol022of040/vol022of040_179_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol022of040/vol022of040_179_1.jpg)

Not that the Garonne learned from the experience, because shortly after noon the next day, whilst leaving Polillo, she ran aground again.
They managed to get her afloat at around 9 P.M., but this time the hawser fouled her propeller.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol022of040/vol022of040_182_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol022of040/vol022of040_182_1.jpg)
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol022of040/vol022of040_181_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol022of040/vol022of040_181_1.jpg)

It took two days to clear the propeller.

The University of Washington has some nice pictures of the U.S.A.T. Garonne (http://digitalcollections.lib.washington.edu/cdm/search/collection/peiser/field/subjea/searchterm/Garonne%20%28Transport%20ship%29/mode/exact), taken only months earlier.

Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on February 06, 2016, 03:08:59 pm
06-11-1900 - At anchor off Cavite, Philippines

The following punishments were awarded:- Parry, H.A. - Cox - Tying "Overboard tag" on Corporal of Guard's back; two days bread and water, 4th class.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol022of040/vol022of040_220_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol022of040/vol022of040_220_1.jpg)

It seems the brass is lacking a sense of humour. ;)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: AvastMH on February 06, 2016, 09:24:54 pm
Dreadful lack of humour!  ::)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on February 08, 2016, 09:01:53 am
08-11-1900 - At anchor off Sual, Philippines.

4 to 6 P.M.:
Heard news of election of Wm. McKinley as President of the U.S.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol022of040/vol022of040_226_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol022of040/vol022of040_226_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on February 11, 2016, 08:35:42 am
17-11-1900 - At anchor off Aparri, Luzon, Philippines.

8 A.M. to Meridian:
16th Inf. Band came on board and gave a band concert from 10:00 to 11:00.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol022of040/vol022of040_240_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol022of040/vol022of040_240_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on February 13, 2016, 10:23:05 am
How loved we are by the army. ;)

26-11-1900 - At anchor off San Fernando, Philippines.

6 to 8 P.M.:
Band of the 48 U.S. Vol. came on board at 7:30 to give a band concert.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol022of040/vol022of040_250_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol022of040/vol022of040_250_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on February 19, 2016, 02:50:47 pm
From the log-book starting 18-12-1900

Instruments:
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol023of040/vol023of040_004_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol023of040/vol023of040_004_1.jpg)

Armament:
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol023of040/vol023of040_005_0.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol023of040/vol023of040_005_0.jpg)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: jil on February 21, 2016, 10:08:17 am
September 24th 1894 (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Thetis/vol018of024/vol018_195_1.jpg) - San Francisco Bay. Ahoy to the Yorktown  :)
Quote
At 6.20 U.S.S. Yorktown entered harbor and exchanged numbers. At 6.45 Yorktown anchored to southward of this vessel
Quote
Sent an officer on board the Yorktown with offers of the usual courtesies. An officer of the Yorktown called upon this ship about 10:00. About 11:45 the Yorktown got underway and left the harbor, heading up the bay towards the Navy Yard
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: mapurves on February 22, 2016, 11:38:04 pm
06 September, 1899 (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol020of040_jpg_clean/vol020of040_124_1.jpg). At anchor at Sulu, P.I.   (which is Jolo Harbour)

4 to 8 P.M.
Quote
At 6:35 o'clock sent Gig to pick up a soldier who was calling for help between ship and shore, he had attempted to swim to the ship, sent him ashore.

Yay us!
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Randi on February 23, 2016, 07:12:18 am
 ;D
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: mapurves on February 23, 2016, 08:16:21 pm
11 September 1899 (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol020of040_jpg_clean/vol020of040_129_1.jpg) - At anchor off Sulu, P.I. and on Passage to Tawi Tawi.

Quote
The Commanding Officer awarded the following punishments:- Riordan. D. (1st Sergt.) Giving men permission to get beer when sent ashore for drill. Warned and fact noted on enlistment record.

My kind of sergeant!  ;D
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: mapurves on February 24, 2016, 12:36:09 am
16 September 1899 (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol020of040_jpg_clean/vol020of040_135_1.jpg) - At anchor of Sulu, P.I.

No shoes, no shirt, no service.   ;D

Quote
The Commanding Officer awarded the following punishments: - Peterson, J.H. (F.2.C.) in gangway during supper hour without jumper or shoes; 1 day extra duty.
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Bob on February 24, 2016, 12:52:02 am
Maybe better choice than the water?  ;)

Quote
The Commanding Officer awarded the following punishments:- Riordan. D. (1st Sergt.) Giving men permission to get beer when sent ashore for drill. Warned and fact noted on enlistment record.

My kind of sergeant!  ;D
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: mapurves on February 24, 2016, 02:55:07 am
I think beer is always a better choice than water. I'm sure that Stuart, if no-one else, would agree with me...  ;D
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: HatterJack on February 24, 2016, 01:38:57 pm
I think beer is always a better choice than water. I'm sure that Stuart, if no-one else, would agree with me...  ;D

Considering that beer is typically made with filtered water, which is then brewed to delicious hoppy perfection, and the water situation in the Philippines has been less than stellar (and getting worse with each passing year), I'm inclined to agree. There are certainly worse places to get water, that goes without saying, but they do have seawater blending into several of their "potable" water sources, which are already fairly limited, since only something like a third of their freshwater supply is potable to any extent.
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on February 24, 2016, 02:52:01 pm
Happy New Year. :)

01-01-1901 -  At anchor off San Fernando, Philippines.

Meridian to 4 P.M.:
The Band of the 48th U.S. Vols came on board to give a band concert.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol023of040/vol023of040_023_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol023of040/vol023of040_023_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on February 24, 2016, 02:52:34 pm
03-01-1901 -  At anchor off Kabalitian Island, Philippines.

4 to 8 A.M.:
Lieut Comdr Scott went ashore at 5:00 with carpenters gang to fix up grave of an apprentice who was buried on Kabalitian Id by the U.S.S. Concord.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol023of040/vol023of040_026_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol023of040/vol023of040_026_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: mapurves on February 24, 2016, 04:02:23 pm
03-01-1901 -  At anchor off Kabalitian Island, Philippines.

4 to 8 A.M.:
Lieut Comdr Scott went ashore at 5:00 with carpenters gang to fix up grave of an apprentice who was buried on Kabalitian Id by the U.S.S. Concord.

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Details of the death of Magnus M. Nelsson can be found here (http://forum.oldweather.org/index.php?topic=3377.msg101090#msg101090).
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on February 28, 2016, 03:37:22 pm
17-01-1901 - At anchor off San Fernando, Philippines.

Meridian to 4 P.M.:
Sent 1st Div ashore in charge of Ensign MacArthur for target practice at 1:00.

4 to 8 P.M.:
At 5:30 Ensign MacArthur returned in gig with Rudolph King (Seaman) U.S.N., a member of the 1st Div firing party, who was seriously wounded in the head by a rifle ball, he having been accidently shot while acting as marker at the rifle butts.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol023of040/vol023of040_042_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol023of040/vol023of040_042_1.jpg)

18-01-1901

8 A.M. to Meridian.
Sent Marines ashore for small arm target practice.
At 8:19 Rudolph King (Seaman) serving on board this ship died from the effects of a gun shot wound of the head.
Recalled Marines before any shooting was done.

Meridian to 4 P.M.
At 3:50 called all hands bury the dead.
The Executive officer read the funeral service over the body of Rudolph L. King (Seaman).

4 to 8 P.M.:
4:10 the body of Rudolph King (Sea) was placed in the 1st. whaler and accompanied by escort and funeral party was taken ashore and there met by the 48th U.S. Vol. Regimental band and 2 companies of that regiment and 2 troops of 3rd U.S. Cavalry and army officers of the post who accompanied the body to the grave where it was interred with the usual military honors.
Half masted colors during funeral ceremonies on board this ship and until body was landed on the beach.
The funeral party and escort returned at 5:15.

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Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on February 29, 2016, 03:06:45 pm
19-01-1901 - At anchor off San Fernando, Philippines.

8 A.M. to Meridian:
At 8:00 a Board to investigate the circumstances attending the shooting of Rudolph King (Sea) and of which Lieut-Comd'r B.O. Scott, U.S.N. is senior member met.

Meridian to 4 P.M.:
Barometer readings omitted on account of Board meeting.

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Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on March 01, 2016, 03:08:38 pm
21-01-1901 - At anchor off San Fernando, Philippines.

4 to 8 P.M.:
Band of 48 U.S. Vols Infantry on board playing.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol023of040/vol023of040_050_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol023of040/vol023of040_050_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: mapurves on March 05, 2016, 07:46:36 pm
14 November 1899 (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol020of040_jpg_clean/vol020of040_197_1.jpg) Sandakan, Borneo

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Delivered Ah Bood, released from slavery at Bongao, by order of the General Commanding Military District of Mindanao & Jolo, to the Captain of the port.

 :)

He was brought from Bongao to Jolo, and then from Jolo to Sandakan.

Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on March 07, 2016, 03:02:36 pm
Hotel Yorktown, crash whenever you want. :)

12-02-1901 - At anchor of Cavite, Philippines

8 P.M. to midnight:
At 11:15 a boat from the "Indiaville" an English collier drifted foul of our hawse and was finally secured astern.
8 men came on board for the night.

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Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Randi on March 07, 2016, 03:16:02 pm
I'll come visit when the Band of 48 U.S. Vols Infantry is playing ;)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: mapurves on March 07, 2016, 04:15:27 pm
There's always lots of room, a good proportion of the crew are usually AWOL.  ;)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on March 09, 2016, 03:06:09 pm
16-02-1901 - At anchor off Cavite, Philippines.

8 P.M. to Midnight:
At 10:00 Bertsche, Joseph (Plumber) jumped overboard from port rail and was picked up by steamer after Lieut. Standley had jumped overboard and passed a line around him; he was declared mentally unsound by the Surgeon and placed under surveillance.

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Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Randi on March 09, 2016, 03:11:53 pm
That was brave of Lieut. Standley!
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on March 11, 2016, 03:07:43 pm
The occasion wasn't mentioned, but I think it's best to cover your ears. ;)

22-02-1901 - At anchor off Honk Kong.

Midnight to 8 A.M.:
Dressed ship rainbow.

8 A.M. to Meridian:
At noon fired and the following ship fired salutes of 21 guns, U.S.S. Brooklyn, U.S.S. Kentucky, U.S.S. Oregon, H.B.M.S. Centurion, H.B.M.S. Terrible, H.B.M.S. Argonaut, H.B.M.S. Goliath, H.B.M.S. Humber, H.B.M.S. Brisk, French cruiser Descartes and S.M.S. Hansa and a shore battery.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol023of040/vol023of040_093_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol023of040/vol023of040_093_1.jpg)

In the morning and afternoon many more salutes were fired when U.S.S. Oregon and U.S.S. Concord respectively arrived at Hong Kong.

Personally I like meeting H.M.S. Endymion, her captain visited in the morning, I'm editing her for Naval History at the moment. :)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: mapurves on March 11, 2016, 03:20:04 pm
Yes, it was the funeral of Queen Victoria!
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on March 11, 2016, 03:27:36 pm
A whole month after she died? ???
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Randi on March 11, 2016, 03:32:07 pm
Queen Victoria

Died    22 January 1901 (aged 81)
Osborne House, Isle of Wight

Burial    4 February 1901
Frogmore, Windsor

News traveled slowly back then...
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: mapurves on March 11, 2016, 04:10:56 pm
Hmmm.  This is what Wiki said (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/February_1901#February_2.2C_1901_.28Saturday.29):

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February 2, 1901 (Saturday)

    Funeral of Queen Victoria at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle.
 

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Her funeral was held on Saturday, 2 February, in St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, and after two days of lying-in-state, she was interred beside Prince Albert in Frogmore Mausoleum at Windsor Great Park.
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: HatterJack on March 12, 2016, 03:27:13 am
The funeral was indeed on 2nd February, but the funeral and the burial weren't on the same day. Her coffin was placed under guard on the day of the funeral service, in St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle. Two days later, she was carried by way of gun carriage to Frogmore Mausoleum, where she was then entombed beside her beloved Albert.
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Hurlock on March 12, 2016, 07:24:46 am
Feb 22nd is celebrated as George Washingtons Birthday or presidents day.  Now celebrated on the 3rd Monday in February.
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: jil on March 12, 2016, 09:11:10 pm
Personally I like meeting H.M.S. Endymion, her captain visited in the morning, I'm editing her for Naval History at the moment. :)
8) 8) 8)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Randi on March 13, 2016, 12:11:33 pm
Quote from: https://zooniverse-static.s3.amazonaws.com/old-weather-2015/The_Arctic_Frontier/Coast_Guard/Bear/Bear-1913-split/Bear-1913-0057-1.JPG
February 22, 1913
...
At noon fired a national salute in honor of Washington's Birthday, (paragraph 908 Regulations); expended 21 saluting charges.
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on March 14, 2016, 08:33:05 am
02-03-1901 - At anchor off Kowloon, China.

4 P.M. to 8 P.M.:
At 5:00 the Tug Hesper was launched by the dockyard authorities.

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Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on March 22, 2016, 10:25:16 am
My spring has started well, I've reached 10,000 fully transcribed USS Yorktown log-book pages. :D 8)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Hanibal94 on March 22, 2016, 02:18:12 pm
Congratulations!   8)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: mapurves on March 22, 2016, 06:57:10 pm
My spring has started well, I've reached 10,000 fully transcribed USS Yorktown log-book pages. :D 8)

You'll have to slow down if you want me to catch up. I have about 9,600 to go.  ;)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: lollia paolina on March 23, 2016, 09:50:59 am
My spring has started well, I've reached 10,000 fully transcribed USS Yorktown log-book pages. :D 8)

Congratulations on the 10,000 pages milestone!! :)

And you reached the Super Genius level, too :)

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Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on March 24, 2016, 02:51:53 pm
Ouch. :o

30-03-1901 - At Kownloon, China.

Commences and until 8 A.M.:
The ash bucket fell down from top of hoist and cut J. Sullivan (F1c) and T. Shea (C.P.) on the head.

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Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Randi on March 24, 2016, 05:34:34 pm
OUCH !
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on April 02, 2016, 02:56:39 pm
Many times referred to, but never before included in Yorktown's log-books, an appended specification against a seaman, to be tried by a general court martial.

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Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: jil on April 02, 2016, 04:28:32 pm
Interesting - they keep referring to them on Thetis but I've never seen one either.
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Randi on April 02, 2016, 05:30:13 pm
The placement (22 April) seems to be a bit random :-\
If I understand correctly, the offense took place on 27 May (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol023of040/vol023of040_229_1.jpg) and the specification was delivered on the 31 May.
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on April 04, 2016, 08:44:34 am
25-04-1901 - At Cavite, Philippines

8 A.M. to Meridian:
No quarters on account of funeral ceremonies of the Late Comdr Allibone U.S.N.
Half masted colors at 10:00 and fired seven minute guns during the transfer of the body of the late Comdr Allibone, U.S.N. to the U.S. Collier Brutus.
Seven minute guns were fired and colors half masted by all the vessels in harbor at 10:00.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol023of040/vol023of040_187_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol023of040/vol023of040_187_1.jpg)

Reported earlier when Yorktown arrived at Cavite:
The following vessels are in port: U.S.F.S. Kentucky, U.S.S. Wilmington, Manila, Iris, Frolic, Wompatuck, Piscataqua, Annapolis, Castine, Celtic and Petrel.
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Randi on April 04, 2016, 01:07:54 pm
Couldn't resist looking up the Frolic (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Frolic_%281892%29) ;)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on April 04, 2016, 02:55:46 pm
Never mind U.S.S. Frolic, we are in dire straits! :P
The situation on board must have become really desperate. ;)

26-04-1901 - At Cavite, P.I.

8 A.M. to Meridian:
Made signal "Will you please send boat for wine stores".

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Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: jil on April 05, 2016, 09:16:08 am
 ;D
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: AvastMH on April 05, 2016, 07:18:48 pm
 ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on April 09, 2016, 08:23:54 am
10-05-1901 - 8 to Meridian:
Barometer unshipped.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol023of040/vol023of040_208_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol023of040/vol023of040_208_1.jpg)

Presumably the barometer was unshipped because of firing practices.
The weather report page shows the barometer was restored around noon.

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Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on April 21, 2016, 08:08:42 am
Change in command.

12-06-1901 - At Cavite, Philippines.

Commander William Swift, U.S.N., reported aboard at 1:00 P.M., as the relief of Commander E.D. Taussig, U.S.N., as Commanding Officer.
At 2:00 P.M. sounded to quarters; mustered and had ship and divisional inspection by Commanding Officer, followed by General Quarters and publishing of order detaching Commander E.D. Taussig, U.S.N., from command of the vessel.
Commander Wm. Swift, U.S.N., assumed command at 3:30 P.M.

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Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on April 21, 2016, 02:45:01 pm
Like father, like son, like grandson, like great-grandson. :)

Commander Edward David Taussig (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_D._Taussig) left the Yorktown 13 June 1901 (8 A.M. to Meridian).
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol023of040/vol023of040_255_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol023of040/vol023of040_255_1.jpg)

His son Joseph Kneffler Taussig (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Taussig) reported for duty as naval cadet 16 June 1901 (Meridian to 4 P.M.).
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol023of040/vol023of040_258_0.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol023of040/vol023of040_258_0.jpg)

According to Wikipedia his grandson and great-grandson, all named Joseph K. Taussig, also joined the U.S. Navy.
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: AvastMH on April 22, 2016, 12:09:06 am
 :D Well you might as well use the family knowledge banks
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on April 27, 2016, 03:09:27 pm
From the log-book starting 29-06-1901.

Instruments:
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol024of040/vol024of040_005_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol024of040/vol024of040_005_1.jpg)

Armament:
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol024of040/vol024of040_006_0.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol024of040/vol024of040_006_0.jpg)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on May 02, 2016, 03:35:43 pm
Best not get sick on board, you might die of starvation. ???

09-07-1901 - At anchor off Yokohama, Japan.

Awarded punishment:
Mulvey, J.P. (H.A.) Neglect of duty, not bringing food to a sick man, 2 days extra duty.

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Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Randi on May 02, 2016, 07:11:15 pm
I just hope that extra duty doesn't include bringing food to a sick man!
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: mapurves on May 04, 2016, 08:50:38 pm
No matter what, the paperwork must go on.

Taku, China. 27 August, 1900 (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol022of040/vol022of040_106_1.jpg).

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Rec'd following signals:- F to Y "Did you only use seven hundred and four tons the quarter ending June 30th? Ans. "Coal expended for quarter ending June 30" 719 tons, for month ending June 30", 256 tons" F to Y "Direct Assistant Paymaster Knowles to return reports of August 21st." F. to Y. "What is the amount of coal expended for the fiscal year ending June 30"? Y. to F. "Coal expended for fiscal year ending June 30" for consumption on this vessel 3221.2 tons., for consumption on U.S.S. Albay 64.5 tons".

F being the Flagship USS Brooklyn.
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on May 05, 2016, 08:24:50 am
14-07-1901 - At anchor off Kurihama, Japan

8 A.M. to Meridian:
At 11:05 the Captain and five officers left the ship to attend the unveiling of the Commodore Perry monument at Kurihama.

Meridian to 4 P.M.:
At 12:10 the U.S.F.S. New York fired a salute of 21 guns Japanese Ensign at main and the Hatutse fired 21 guns with U.S. Ensign at main.
Marine guards of all ships were paraded and faced towards the Perry Monument on shore during the unveiling.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol024of040/vol024of040_036_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol024of040/vol024of040_036_1.jpg)

Ships present: U.S.F.S. New York, U.S.S. New Orleans, U.S.S. Yorktown.
Also present a Japanese squadron, fully dressed, with the Hatutse flying a Vice-Admiral's flag, and the Shikishima.

Some pictures of the monument (https://www.flickr.com/photos/70837693@N07/galleries/72157628169817217/).
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on May 09, 2016, 03:22:00 pm
I suppose more western than a western wind? ;)

27-07-1901 - 8 A.M.
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol024of040/vol024of040_054_0.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol024of040/vol024of040_054_0.jpg)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Randi on May 09, 2016, 04:13:04 pm
 ::)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on May 15, 2016, 08:17:51 am
At 8 P.M., weather code i? :-\

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Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Hurlock on May 15, 2016, 09:06:49 am
Sometimes used for intermittent although I would have thought that the p already meant intermittent rain.
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on May 15, 2016, 02:24:43 pm
A change in command.

11-08-1901 - San Luis d'Apra harbor, Guam, Ladrone Islands.

Meridian to 4 P.M.:
At 2:00 "All hands to muster", and Commander Wm. Swift, U.S.N., left after reading his orders; was relieved of Command by Lieut-Commander Wm. R.A. Rooney, U.S.N.
3:55 Commander Wm. Swift left the ship in obedience to orders detaching him for duty temporarily as Governor of Guam.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol024of040/vol024of040_078_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol024of040/vol024of040_078_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Hurlock on May 17, 2016, 08:15:04 pm
October 8th 1907
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/Albatross/vol041of055/vol041of055_0127_1.jpg
U.S.S. Maryland and Pennsylvania left harbor.  U.S.S. Yorktown arrived from the South and fired salute of 13 guns; flagship returned 7-gun salute.
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: AvastMH on May 17, 2016, 09:48:30 pm
I can't pretend to understand the whole numbers of gun salute system, but I wondered if the local birds got used to being deafened every time a big ship came into port?  ;)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: HatterJack on May 18, 2016, 10:10:01 am
I can't pretend to understand the whole numbers of gun salute system, but I wondered if the local birds got used to being deafened every time a big ship came into port?  ;)

Local birds avoid naval yards, even now, largely because of this. The birds that would have been subjected to the noise of the salutes would get scared and fly off in a panic. We still use cannons and explosives to scare off birds to this day.
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on May 25, 2016, 03:08:26 pm
29-08-1901 - In dry dock, Uraga, Japan.

4 to 8 P.M.:
At 6:55 felt quite a severe earthquake.
Examined the ship and dock and shores, immediately afterwards, and found all in good shape.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol024of040/vol024of040_109_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol024of040/vol024of040_109_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on May 28, 2016, 02:44:30 pm
No respect for a fresh coat of paint. ;)
She only left the dry dock 2 days ago.

03-09-1901 - On passage from Yokohama, Japan, to Cavite, Philippines

Meridian to 4 P.M.:
At 1:58 ran aground in shoal water off Futsu Saki Pt. between two forts; soft sandy bottom.
Stopped and reversed both engines full speed, and worked engines to bells until 2:48 when ship cleared bottom and backed off shoal.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol024of040/vol024of040_124_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol024of040/vol024of040_124_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Randi on May 28, 2016, 03:00:42 pm
Just testing... ;)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Hurlock on May 28, 2016, 04:34:42 pm
No respect for a fresh coat of paint. ;)
She only left the dry dock 2 days ago.

03-09-1901 - On passage from Yokohama, Japan, to Cavite, Philippines

Meridian to 4 P.M.:
At 1:58 ran aground in shoal water off Futsu Saki Pt. between two forts; soft sandy bottom.
Stopped and reversed both engines full speed, and worked engines to bells until 2:48 when ship cleared bottom and backed off shoal.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol024of040/vol024of040_124_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol024of040/vol024of040_124_1.jpg)

It was the thickness of the paint they forgot to allow for.
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Randi on May 28, 2016, 04:52:22 pm
 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Bob on May 28, 2016, 05:41:29 pm
  ;D

Not always a small number on Navy vessels?  ;)

It was the thickness of the paint they forgot to allow for.
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on June 02, 2016, 08:52:13 am
14-09-1901 - At anchor off Cavite, Philippines

8 P.M. to Midnight:
At 11:30 received signal from Flagship the the President died at 3:15 A.M. this morning, with instruction to carry out Art 181 U.S. Navy Regulations.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol024of040/vol024of040_143_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol024of040/vol024of040_143_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Randi on June 02, 2016, 11:53:22 am
This is modern, but see http://www.marines.mil/Portals/59/Publications/United%20States%20Navy%20Regulations.pdf page 180 :-\
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on June 02, 2016, 12:35:31 pm
15-09-1901

4 to 8 A.M.:
At 5:48 hoisted colors and Jack at half mast and commenced firing salute of 1 gun every half hour on account of death of the President in accordance with Art. 181, U.S. Navy Regulations.

8 A.M. to Meridian:
Firing 30 minute guns with the Flagship.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol024of040/vol024of040_144_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol024of040/vol024of040_144_1.jpg)

16-09-1901

Meridian to 4 P.M.:
At 1:20 Flagship met telegraphic signal to fleet: "All officers will immediately provide themselves with official mourning badges for sleeves, sword belts."

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol024of040/vol024of040_145_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol024of040/vol024of040_145_1.jpg)

17-09-1901

8 A.M. to Meridian:
At 10:45 half masted colors as signaled by Flagship.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol024of040/vol024of040_146_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol024of040/vol024of040_146_1.jpg)

18-09-1901

8 A.M. to Meridian:
Following signals were made and received: ... "Saluting vessels which remain at this anchorage tomorrow will fire 21 minute guns at noon".

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol024of040/vol024of040_149_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol024of040/vol024of040_149_1.jpg)

19-09-1901

8 A.M. to Meridian:
At 9:30 Landing Party left the ship in Steam Launch "Sur" to take part in funeral services ashore in memory of the late President Wm. McKinley.
Landing Parties from the U.S.F.S. Brooklyn and U.S.F.S. New York, and a color guard from the U.S.S. Manila, also, landed.

Meridian to 4 P.M.:
At 12:00 U.S.F.S. Brooklyn, U.S.F.S. New York, U.S.S. Manila and this ship fired 21 minute-guns, and immediately after fired a salute of 21 guns.
At 1:35 landing parties returned to their ships.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol024of040/vol024of040_151_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol024of040/vol024of040_151_1.jpg)

Edit: corrected date mistake.
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: mapurves on June 07, 2016, 04:56:04 am
The third stream of the Yorktown has crossed into the Twentieth Century (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol023of040/vol023of040_023_1.jpg)!  :)

Only about 15 more years to go....    :-\
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Bob on June 07, 2016, 11:33:02 am
 8)

Only two more years of transcribing at one log-week per day!  ;D

The third stream of the Yorktown has crossed into the Twentieth Century (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol023of040/vol023of040_023_1.jpg)!  :)

Only about 15 more years to go....    :-\
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on June 07, 2016, 03:15:15 pm
Times 1.65 or so, copious numbers of inserts. :)
E.g. September 1901 had 24 inserts.
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: mapurves on June 07, 2016, 04:49:51 pm
With all these different estimates on how long it's going to take, it's hard for me to calculate my total earnings.  ;D
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on June 08, 2016, 07:50:33 am
No, it's not.
It's the same for everyone, you'll earn the grand total of nothing at all. ;) ;D
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on June 09, 2016, 03:00:19 pm
Crystal clear atmosphere. 8)

05-10-1901 - Making passage from Cavite, Philippines, to Yokohama, Japan.

4 P.M. to 6 P.M.:
At 4:05 sighted Fuji-Yama bearing N35oE, distant about 100 miles.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol024of040/vol024of040_174_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol024of040/vol024of040_174_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Bob on June 09, 2016, 03:47:12 pm
 8)  Love those October skies...

Crystal clear atmosphere. 8)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on June 19, 2016, 09:27:28 am
Today news travels the world in a blink of an eye.
Not so more than a century ago. :)

01-11-1901 - Approaching Guam, Ladrone Islands.

6 P.M. to 8 P.M.:
At 7:00 turned on searchlight and wigwagged the following message in direction of Agana, Guam I: "Captain Schroeder and family on board; all well. President McKinley dead."

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol024of040/vol024of040_211_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol024of040/vol024of040_211_1.jpg)

President McKinley had died weeks before, on 14 September 1901.
See http://forum.oldweather.org/index.php?topic=3345.msg129596#msg129596 (http://forum.oldweather.org/index.php?topic=3345.msg129596#msg129596).
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on June 19, 2016, 03:13:33 pm
After having been relieved as temporary governor of Guam by Commander Seaton Schroeder, U.S.N., Yorktown has her old commander back.

02-11-1901 - Santa Cruz d'Apra, Guam.

4 to 8 P.M.:
Commander W. Swift, U.S.N., came on board at 4:40.
At 5:10 mustered divisions at quarters and Commander Wm. Swift, U.S.N., resumed command after the reading of his orders.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol024of040/vol024of040_215_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol024of040/vol024of040_215_1.jpg)

See also http://forum.oldweather.org/index.php?topic=3345.msg128962#msg128962 (http://forum.oldweather.org/index.php?topic=3345.msg128962#msg128962).
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: mapurves on June 22, 2016, 04:22:52 am
On April 3 1901 Yorktown reported overcast as having Sky 0, and Clear as having Sky 10. Then, on April 4, 1901, they reversed, so now Overcast is sky 10 and Clear is sky 0. I remember reporting this for Concord, but I don't remember the exact date they switched from reporting the amount not covered by cloud to the amount covered by cloud. People with more time or interest could look it up in the Concord thread. If they change back, I'll add another post. As a matter of note, the latter way, Clear is 0 and Overcast is 10 (tenths or 8 octas), is the "modern" way.
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on June 22, 2016, 07:55:25 am
See also http://forum.oldweather.org/index.php?topic=3345.msg111999;topicseen#msg111999 (http://forum.oldweather.org/index.php?topic=3345.msg111999;topicseen#msg111999).
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on July 03, 2016, 09:36:46 am
Navy to the rescue of the Army. :)

26-11-1901 - At anchor in Buad Channel, Isle of Samar, Philippines.

Commences and until 4 A.M.:
At 12:05 Transport Wright's launch came alongside with Major Davis, U.S.A. and reported "Wright" having grounded about twenty miles to Southward.

4 A.M. to 8 A.M.:
At 5:30 sent armed party in whaleboat and steam launch, Ensign Constien in charge, to proceed to location of A.T. Wright reported aground.

8 A.M. to Meridian:
At 10:00 sent Ensign Taussig, U.S.N., with steam launch and three cutters in tow of Frolic to aid the saving of stores from Army Transport Wright ashore to the Northward.
...
At 10.17 got underway and steamed closer to the Wright.
...
At 11:00 Com'd'g Officer went over to the Wright.
At 11:45 Com'd'g Officer and all boats returned to ship.

Meridian to 4 P.M.:
Continued the forenoon work, getting stores out of the U.S. Transport Wright, using five boats and boat's crews.
At 1:40 Steamer Borongan anchored near "Y"; boarded same.
At 2:25 Borongan went alongside U.S. Transport Wright to receive cargo from that vessel.
...
Army launch Florida came in and anchored near the Wright.
Army Launch Minneapolis with a schooner and Army Tug Antonio with a schooner anchored near Wright.
All engaged in receiving cargo.

4 P.M. to 8 P.M.:
Continued discharging stores from Transport Wright till 5:30 when all boats and crews returned.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol024of040/vol024of040_277_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol024of040/vol024of040_277_1.jpg)

27-11-1901

8 A.M. to Meridian:
Sent working party to U.S.A.T. Wright.

Meridian to 4 P.M.:
At 2:05 got underway and stood through Buad Channel.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol024of040/vol024of040_279_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol024of040/vol024of040_279_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Hurlock on July 03, 2016, 02:53:34 pm
They were showing they had the Wright stuff.  :D
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Randi on July 03, 2016, 03:11:31 pm
 :P
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Bob on July 03, 2016, 03:37:51 pm
Boo!  ;D

They were showing they had the Wright stuff.  :D
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on July 04, 2016, 10:58:06 am
The current log-keeper has taken inserts to the next level. :)
Every day of November 1901 has one or more inserts, 46 in all for the month.
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on July 08, 2016, 08:26:42 am
Category Oops, Sorry. :)

06-12-1901 - At anchor off Catbologan, Samar Island, Philippines

4 P.M. to 8 P.M.
At 7:30 the U.S.S. Nanshan fired three shots, 1 pdr., at lights bearing about South and which proved to be the U.S. Gunboat Gardoqui at anchor.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol024of040/vol024of040_298_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol024of040/vol024of040_298_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Randi on July 08, 2016, 08:51:59 am
Perhaps a Category Oops, Sorry. topic in Dockside Cafe?
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on July 08, 2016, 03:15:16 pm
Lets hope it's just an one-off and no special topic is required. ;)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: mapurves on July 08, 2016, 04:01:09 pm
Lets hope it's just an one-off and no special topic is required. ;)

Concord had a couple of similar experiences whereby they were shooting at the wrong target or someone was mistakenly shooting at them. They also lost a crewman when a French (I think) warship was firing on the target range and some of their bullets went astray and were striking the Concord.  Concord also had a bad habit of ramming colliers.  ;D
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: HatterJack on July 13, 2016, 09:40:27 am
Lets hope it's just an one-off and no special topic is required. ;)

Concord had a couple of similar experiences whereby they were shooting at the wrong target or someone was mistakenly shooting at them. They also lost a crewman when a French (I think) warship was firing on the target range and some of their bullets went astray and were striking the Concord.  Concord also had a bad habit of ramming colliers.  ;D

I remember that incident, Concord witnessed it, but it happened on the bridge of USS Chattanooga. The crew of the French ship De Petit Thours were drilling and firing small arms from their deck at the target range off Chefoo (now Yantai) when Chattanooga crossed their line of fire inadvertently. Lieutenant Clarence England was the navigator aboard Chattanooga when bullets from the French volley strike her side. The crew of Chattanooga attempted to signal to the French to cease fire, but it was too late, and Lieutenant England had already been struck by a ricocheting bullet in the base of the spine. He died six hours later. Concord carried out the investigation of the incident, which was ruled an accident, and led to an official apology by the French.

During the same watch, the crew of Concord had to send an envoy aboard the French cruiser Decidee to warn them that they were firing too close to Concord, which may have prevented a similar incident from happening aboard her.

The whole incident had some pretty serious fallout, much in the same way as Admiral Farragut's famous "Dutch Salute". For those unfamiliar with that story, the short version is that Farragut ordered a salute to be fired for a passing Dutch man-o-war, and one of the gunners forgot to remove the cast iron tampion from the muzzle of his gun, and when it was fired, the tampion acted like a twenty pound cannonball, sailing just above the rail of the deck, and removing the heads of two Dutch sailors. Accidents happen on warships, but things of this nature are, thankfully, pretty rare.
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Randi on July 13, 2016, 10:20:45 am
Earlier discussion about this in American Burials at sea and other recorded deaths... (http://forum.oldweather.org/index.php?topic=3377.msg119531#msg119531)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on July 21, 2016, 03:41:45 pm
From the log-book starting 01-01-1902.

Instruments:
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol025of040/vol025of040_005_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol025of040/vol025of040_005_1.jpg)

Notice: States Mercurial barometer is unreliable after June 6th.

Armament:
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol025of040/vol025of040_006_0.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol025of040/vol025of040_006_0.jpg)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on July 22, 2016, 03:08:58 pm
Should I transcribe (presumably) Gina's fingers too? ;)

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol025of040/vol025of040_011_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol025of040/vol025of040_011_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Randi on July 22, 2016, 04:23:38 pm
I think that Yorktown was done well before Gina got involved ;)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Craig on July 22, 2016, 06:44:03 pm
Don't miss the opportunity to digitize her digits, whomever she may be.  ;D
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on July 25, 2016, 07:53:03 am
05-01-1902 - At anchor of Gandara River, Samar Island, Philippines.

8 A.M. to Meridian:
At 10:00 mustered at quarters followed by General Muster and reading of letters of commendation to E.G. Buchmann, (G.M. 3C), from the Secretary of the Navy for coolness and bravery while under fire in a boat expedition up the Lao River, near Ormoc, Leite, Feb. 27, 1901.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol025of040/vol025of040_017_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol025of040/vol025of040_017_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Randi on July 25, 2016, 12:16:22 pm
Nice change from all the condemnations (of crew's behavior and of supplies)! ;D
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on August 01, 2016, 03:15:25 pm
Feeling a bit light-headed?
Must be because the pressure dropped one inch in only one hour between 8 and 9 P.M. ;)

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol025of040/vol025of040_053_0.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol025of040/vol025of040_053_0.jpg)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on August 16, 2016, 03:04:01 pm
George Washington must have arrived by ship at Catbalogan, Philippines. ;)

Washington's Berthday.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol025of040/vol025of040_118_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol025of040/vol025of040_118_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Bob on August 16, 2016, 03:34:19 pm
Took me a couple of minutes to find it on the page...   ::) ;D

Washington's Berthday.
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on August 20, 2016, 08:43:22 am
01-03-1902 - At anchor off Cavite, Philippines

8 A.M. to Meridian:
At 8:00 Brooklyn broke homeward-bound pennant.
At 9:42 New York fired salute of 13 guns answered by 13 from Brooklyn.
At 10:00 Brooklyn got underway and stood out.
Manned rigging and gave three cheers for Brooklyn.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol025of040/vol025of040_133_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol025of040/vol025of040_133_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on September 04, 2016, 03:24:14 pm
Which one to believe? ???

31-03-1902 - At anchor off Naval Station, Cavite, Philippines.

8 A.M. to Meridian:
Aneroid Barometer rose first part then steady and fell last hour.
Mercurial barometer varying slightly.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol025of040/vol025of040_195_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol025of040/vol025of040_195_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on September 10, 2016, 03:26:37 pm
A change in command.

02-04-1902 - At anchor off Naval Station, Cavite, Phillipines.

8 A.M. to Meridian:
At 9.15 Commander Aaron Ward, U.S.N., came on board preparatory to relieving Commander Wm Swift U.S.N., in Command.
All hands mustered aft and Commander William Swift U.S.N. read orders detaching him, upon the reporting of his relief, Commander Aaron Ward U.S.N. and ordering him home to await orders.
Commander Aaron Ward, U.S.N. read orders directing him to report as the relief of Commander William Swift, U.S.N., in command, U.S.S. Yorktown, and assumed command at 10.56.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol025of040/vol025of040_199_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol025of040/vol025of040_199_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on September 10, 2016, 03:27:10 pm
03-04-1902 - At anchor off Naval Station, Cavite, Phillipines.

8 A.M. to Meridian:
The dinghy from U.S.S. General Alava capsized near this ship.
Sent Dinghy to pick up men in water.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol025of040/vol025of040_201_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol025of040/vol025of040_201_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on September 15, 2016, 08:11:21 am
Sea firing practise is shaky business. :)

15-04-1902 - At sea off Luzon, Philippines.

8 A.M. to Meridian:
Glass in both wardroom skylight broken by concussion from Gun Fire, and Cabin book shelves loosened from bulkhead.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol025of040/vol025of040_227_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol025of040/vol025of040_227_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on September 21, 2016, 08:23:56 am
27-04-1902 - At anchor off Yokohama, Japan.

Meridian to 4 P.M.:
At 3.00 the gauge glass of the steam-launch boiler blew out and Wisniewski W. (M.2.C.) was forced overboard to escape being scalded.
Meagher, J.S. (O.S.) jumped after Wisniewski who was drowning and Quick Jas. (Cox) towed them a life buoy thrown from the ship.
Ensign J.K. Taussig, U.S.N., and Bassett J.E. (OS) jumped overboard from deck and towed a second life buoy to the assistance of the others.
Green, C.R. (C.P.) also jumped overboard to assist.
Lowered 2nd cutter and dinghy and picked up the men in the water.
Wisniewski was brought on board unconcious and placed under the doctor's care.
The U.S.F.S. New York sent two steam launches to assist and Ass't Sur'g F. Asserson, U.S.N. came over with offers of assistance.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol025of040/vol025of040_251_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol025of040/vol025of040_251_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: AvastMH on September 21, 2016, 11:23:48 am
Wonderful story Maikel. Sounds like every one survived the perils of early steam machinery  :)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on September 21, 2016, 02:48:45 pm
I'm not so sure Mr. Wisniewski would agree with your idea of wonderful. ;)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: AvastMH on September 21, 2016, 06:42:32 pm
I'm not so sure Mr. Wisniewski would agree with your idea of wonderful. ;)

I think you are quite right Maikel. He certainly must have had better days  ;)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Craig on September 25, 2016, 01:14:35 pm
I have been recording the numbers under the heading of Heal and Leeway as additional pressure readings. They have been occurring repeatedly for several log books at 8AM, 12 PM and 8 PM. Initially, there was a pressure under Heal and an attached temperature under Leeway and there was a fairly constant difference between the regular pressure and the additional one, the added one always lower than the regular one. But now we only see the additional pressure reading split between Heal and Leeway and the difference between it and the regular value is not as consistent as you can see in the following http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol026of040/vol026of040_223_0.jpg

The additional numbers still look like pressure readings to me and I will continue to record them as such unless told otherwise.
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Bob on September 25, 2016, 02:42:00 pm
Sounds good to me, I don't think the science team would turn down additional data. Curious, though, what time you're assigning to the additional entries?

I have been recording the numbers under the heading of Heal and Leeway as additional pressure readings. They have been occurring repeatedly for several log books at 8AM, 12 PM and 8 PM. Initially, there was a pressure under Heal and an attached temperature under Leeway and there was a fairly constant difference between the regular pressure and the additional one, the added one always lower than the regular one. But now we only see the additional pressure reading split between Heal and Leeway and the difference between it and the regular value is not as consistent as you can see in the following http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol026of040/vol026of040_223_0.jpg

The additional numbers still look like pressure readings to me and I will continue to record them as such unless told otherwise.
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Craig on September 25, 2016, 02:56:00 pm
I enter the same time for the regular and additional rows. I think this is standard procedure when there are extra weather observations in the same hour.

I would be interested in what Philip will do with the extra pressure readings, if anything.
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Bob on September 25, 2016, 03:04:35 pm
I'll send him a note and ask...  ;)

I would be interested in what Philip will do with the extra pressure readings, if anything.
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: elizabeth on October 03, 2016, 11:18:45 pm
 :-\   These have been coming up   http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol025of040/vol025of040_265_1.jpg
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Bob on October 03, 2016, 11:52:43 pm
I guess the first few lines of the first watch entries will be 'lost'.  :(

The dates are recoverable from the unrolled images.

:-\   These have been coming up   http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol025of040/vol025of040_265_1.jpg
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: elizabeth on October 04, 2016, 12:26:48 am
 ::) ::) Also come these http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol025of040/vol025of040_266_1.jpg
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Craig on October 04, 2016, 01:45:03 am
This is frequent, Elizabeth. You have to keep skipping until you get to the page where the notes are rolled up. I keep track of the amount of coal remaining so that I don't transcribe the same weather page twice.
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: elizabeth on October 04, 2016, 06:17:03 am
 :) thanks for the info
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on October 04, 2016, 07:48:45 am
Skip?
Transcribe!
Don't want to (accidentally) cheat the project out of valuable data. :)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Craig on October 04, 2016, 12:03:10 pm
I don't mind depriving the project of grocery lists, Maikel.  But I hope for those who do that you still have the opportunity to transcribe them.  :)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: AvastMH on October 04, 2016, 08:14:24 pm
I remember the stock list of the Jeannette before she set sale....so much fun! Pages and pages of lists of stuff  :D
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: elizabeth on October 04, 2016, 08:56:25 pm
 ::) This must be some kind of secret code    http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol025of040/vol025of040_274_1.jpg
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on October 05, 2016, 02:56:27 pm
25-05-1902 - In Dry Dock, Unaga, Japan.

Very hot air (wet bulb) temperature at 8 A.M.
How did they ever survive 562oF? ;) ::)

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol025of040/vol025of040_307_0.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol025of040/vol025of040_307_0.jpg)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Hanibal94 on October 05, 2016, 05:34:09 pm
Looks like a load of hot air to me  ;)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on October 07, 2016, 08:47:43 am
26-05-1902 - At anchor Uraga, Japan.

8 A.M. to Meridian:
A.T. Don (Priv) broke one handgrenade while training gun at drill.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol025of040/vol025of040_317_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol025of040/vol025of040_317_1.jpg)

I guess it's safe to assume it didn't say boom. ;)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: jil on October 07, 2016, 08:12:02 pm
 :o  ;D
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: AvastMH on October 07, 2016, 08:56:58 pm
 ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on October 23, 2016, 03:17:27 pm
From the log-book starting 01-07-1902.

Instruments:
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol026of040/vol026of040_005_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol026of040/vol026of040_005_1.jpg)

Armament:
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol026of040/vol026of040_006_0.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol026of040/vol026of040_006_0.jpg)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Craig on October 29, 2016, 05:57:00 pm
Type what you don't see? On this page you see cloud cover column is only partly visible. Where you see 1's would probably be 10's if you saw the whole column (which is not visible from the Remarks page). So if you TWYS you would only put in a 1 but this is probably wrong. So do you type 10 even though you can't see the 0?

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol02of04/vol02of04_172_0.jpg

 
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Hanibal94 on October 29, 2016, 06:26:49 pm
I would say yes in this case, because if you use Matteo's page joiner tool on this pair of pages, you can see traces of the zeroes.
http://owtools.scienceontheweb.net/owtools/OWCoupler.html
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Bob on October 29, 2016, 06:52:43 pm
I agree about the '10's. The single digit values in the AM block are less certain, though.

I would say yes in this case, because if you use Matteo's page joiner tool on this pair of pages, you can see traces of the zeroes.
http://owtools.scienceontheweb.net/owtools/OWCoupler.html
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Craig on October 29, 2016, 07:51:33 pm
I agree with you, Bob. The PM are obviously 10s but Matteos coupler doesn't add anything, Hanibal, because the fold hides letters that are not visible from either side.

One can imagine there are zeros in the AM if the spacing of the cloud percentages is consistent between AM and PM, which is quite likely. Philip says if writing is not clear then guess enthusiastically. But is this stretching it too far? Should we type what we can't see?
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Hanibal94 on October 29, 2016, 07:59:31 pm
No - I meant that if you use the coupler and look at the AM values, you can see traces of the zeroes of the 10s in the AM block.
The single digit values are still unreadable, true, but at least you can transcribe the 10s.
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Bob on October 29, 2016, 08:00:38 pm
I'd say the AM 10's are certainly guessable with enthusiasm.  ;)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on October 30, 2016, 07:42:55 am
The previous log-book of this style had the same problem.
It will probably get worse, I recall whole columns moving to the other page.

I went for the extra mile and made sure the weather data was entered correctly.
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on November 03, 2016, 01:58:51 pm
If you didn't know better, you would have thought Yorktown had arrived at some US port. :)

04-08-1902 - At anchor off Cavite, Philippines.

Meridian to 4 P.M.:
Vessels in port, U.S.F.S. New York, U.S.F.S. Rainbow U.S.S. Annapolis, U.S.S. Princeton, U.S.S. Isla de Luzon, U.S.S. Buffalo, U.S.S. Celtic, U.S.S. Piscataqua, U.S.S. Villalobos, U.S.S. Arayat, U.S.S. Panay, U.S.S. Paragua, U.S.S. Gen'l Alava, U.S.S. Basco, U.S.S. Frolic, U.S.S. Arethusa, U.S.S. Zafiro, U.S.S. Iris, U.S.S. Samar.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol026of040/vol026of040_052_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol026of040/vol026of040_052_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on November 03, 2016, 01:59:12 pm
Congratulations lieutenant-commander Rooney. :)

06-08-1902 - At anchor off Cavite, Philippines.

Meridian to 4 P.M.:
At 3.30 Lieut. Comdr W.R.A. Rooney U.S. Navy was detached from duty as executive officer and ordered to command the U.S.S. Frolic.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol026of040/vol026of040_054_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol026of040/vol026of040_054_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on November 04, 2016, 02:51:35 pm
07-08-1902 - At anchor off Cavite, Philippines.

Meridian to 4 P.M.:
The U.S.S. Calamianes went out of commission, hauling down her flag, Jack and pennant at 2.40 p.m., and the U.S.S. Panay at 3.15 p.m.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol026of040/vol026of040_056_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol026of040/vol026of040_056_1.jpg)


09-08-1902 [Incorrectly marked by log-keeper as 12 August] - At anchor off Cavite, Philippines.

4 to 8 A.M.:
At 8.00 full dressed ship, British Ensign at main.

8 A.M. to Meridian:
The U.S.S. Paragua and U.S.S. Arayat went out of commission.
...
At 12:00 m fired a salute of 21 guns in honor of coronation of King Edward VII of England.

4 to 8 P.M.:
At 4.40 p.m. the U.S.S. Arayat was hauled out to a buoy at 5.30 p.m. the U.S.S. Buffalo got underway and stood out of the harbor flying a homeward bound pennant.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol026of040/vol026of040_058_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol026of040/vol026of040_058_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on November 05, 2016, 02:48:21 pm
10-08-1902 - At anchor off Cavite, Philippines.

8 P.M. to Midnight:
About 9.15 fire was discovered in whaleboat, caused by lighted cigar stump, sails burned and spars charred.
Fire extinguished immediately as soon as discovered.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol026of040/vol026of040_059_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol026of040/vol026of040_059_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: AvastMH on November 05, 2016, 06:16:49 pm
Impressive effort to investigate the cause of the fire!  :)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on November 09, 2016, 08:58:13 am
Russian friendliness, after arriving there the day before. :)

At anchor off Vladivostock, Siberia.

24-08-1902 - Meridian to 4 P.M.:
Flag-Lieutenant to Vice Admiral Skrydloff called to extend invation on behalf of the Admiral to circus in Vladivostock on the 24th instant.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol026of040/vol026of040_075_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol026of040/vol026of040_075_1.jpg)

25-08-1902 - Meridian to 4 P.M.:
Com'd'g Officer left ship at 2.10 with part of crew to visit Russian circus.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol026of040/vol026of040_076_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol026of040/vol026of040_076_1.jpg)

On the same page, evidence of a naughty doctor, too. :)

6 to 8 P.M.:
By order of Com'd'g Officer Passed Assistant Surgeon J.A. Guthrie, U.S. Navy, placed under arrest for five days for being absent from ship without leave after his leave had expired.
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Craig on November 17, 2016, 03:35:57 pm
14/07/1908

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol030of040/vol030of040_262_0.jpg out of focus
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol030of040/vol030of040_263_0.jpg better

I skipped 262 and did 263.
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on November 19, 2016, 02:46:52 pm
01-10-1902 - At anchor off Woosung, China.

4 to 8 P.M.:
R. Parsons (Sea) accidentally shot in right arm during practice with Morris Tube.

[A Morris Tube (http://www.rifleman.org.uk/index-3.html) is a calibre adapter used for training.]

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol026of040/vol026of040_118_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol026of040/vol026of040_118_1.jpg)

Was the culprit punished at the mast the next day at 9 A.M.?

Quick Jos. (Cox) Extreme carelessness shooting at gun, Reduced to 3th class.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol026of040/vol026of040_119_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol026of040/vol026of040_119_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: AvastMH on November 19, 2016, 03:35:55 pm
And the rest!  Read both pages - what a bunch of trouble makers! If the crew behaved there would be a lot less ink on those pages  :o
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on November 23, 2016, 03:01:13 pm
Are you well seated?
It might hurt when reading the following. ;) :P

16-10-1902 - At anchor off Chefoo, China.

8 A.M. to Meridian:
O. Missel (Sea) was severely bruised on buttock by falling from boom when getting into whaleboat.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol026of040/vol026of040_133_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol026of040/vol026of040_133_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Bob on November 23, 2016, 03:48:36 pm
Ow,ow,ow,ow.  :'(

I hope they gave him a flat bed to sleep on until he recovered. Face down in a hammock wouldn't be any joy.
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on December 12, 2016, 08:40:27 am
20-12-1902 - At anchor off Cavite, Philippines.

4 to 8 A.M.:
Made colors at 6:16 following motion of Flagship, then lowered to half mast as mark of respect in memory of Rear Admirals Selfridge, and Jouett.

8 A.M. to Meridian:
At noon the U.S.F.S. Kentucky and the U.S.F.S. Rainbow fired a salute of 13 minute guns.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol026of040/vol026of040_214_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol026of040/vol026of040_214_1.jpg)

Wikipedia:
Thomas Oliver Selfridge (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Oliver_Selfridge)
James Edward Jouett (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Edward_Jouett)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on December 13, 2016, 03:00:11 pm
Merry Chrismas. ;)

25-12-1902 - At anchor off Manila, Philippines.

8 A.M. to Meridian:
By order of the Commanding Officer Lieut. W.H. Allderdice, USN, and P.A. Surgeon J.A. Guthrie were placed under suspension for one day, for being late, fifteen minutes, for quarters after being sent for.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol026of040/vol026of040_220_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol026of040/vol026of040_220_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Randi on December 13, 2016, 03:07:10 pm
 ;D

Aside from the irony of the timing, I think that that is the first time I have seen officers punished (more or less) like ordinary sailors.
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on December 13, 2016, 03:17:55 pm
Well, in that case, a few days earlier... ;)

23-12-1902 - At anchor off Cavite, Philippines.

4 to 8 P.M.:
Midshipman G.P. Nightingale was placed under suspension for three (3) days, for failing to notice signals after being specially instructed to look out for them, by order of the Commanding Officer.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol026of040/vol026of040_218_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol026of040/vol026of040_218_1.jpg)

Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Randi on December 13, 2016, 03:22:05 pm
 ;D
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on December 16, 2016, 02:56:46 pm
Supplies running scarce in the Philippines?

04-01-1903 - At anchor off Olongapo, Philippines.

4 to 8 P.M.:
By approved survey received on board, this date, the Commander-in-Chief authorizes the using of existing stock of obsolete articles of outer clothing now on board in Pay Dept. By order of the Commanding Officer these articles will be accepted as "uniform".

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol026of040/vol026of040_230_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol026of040/vol026of040_230_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on December 16, 2016, 02:57:03 pm
From the log-book starting 07-01-1903.

Instruments:
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol027of040/vol027of040_005_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol027of040/vol027of040_005_1.jpg)

Armament:
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol027of040/vol027of040_006_0.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol027of040/vol027of040_006_0.jpg)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Randi on December 16, 2016, 03:30:52 pm
Supplies running scarce in the Philippines?

04-01-1903 - At anchor off Olongapo, Philippines.

4 to 8 P.M.:
By approved survey received on board, this date, the Commander-in-Chief authorizes the using of existing stock of obsolete articles of outer clothing now on board in Pay Dept. By order of the Commanding Officer these articles will be accepted as "uniform".

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol026of040/vol026of040_230_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol026of040/vol026of040_230_1.jpg)

Very sensible!
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Hurlock on December 17, 2016, 07:27:54 am
Supplies running scarce in the Philippines?

04-01-1903 - At anchor off Olongapo, Philippines.

4 to 8 P.M.:
By approved survey received on board, this date, the Commander-in-Chief authorizes the using of existing stock of obsolete articles of outer clothing now on board in Pay Dept. By order of the Commanding Officer these articles will be accepted as "uniform".

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol026of040/vol026of040_230_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol026of040/vol026of040_230_1.jpg)

They are still wanting to wear their christmas jumpers!
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on December 22, 2016, 11:37:15 am
24-01-1903 - At anchor off Cavite, Philippines.

8 A.M. to Meridian:
The U.S.S. General Alava went out of commission.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol027of040/vol027of040_028_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol027of040/vol027of040_028_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on December 27, 2016, 03:09:47 pm
I'll bet you don't often hear sailors mention falling from a tree whilst on duty. ;)

At anchor in Dumankilas Bay, Philippines.

Meridian to 4 P.M.
G.M. Scothan (sea) was brought back to the ship, injured by a fall from a tree while in the performance of his duty.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol027of040/vol027of040_050_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol027of040/vol027of040_050_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on January 10, 2017, 02:57:44 pm
Change in command.

08-04-1903 - At anchor of Zamboanga, Philippines.

8 A.M. to Meridian:
Commander A. Ward, U.S.N., left ship at 9:20 to assume command of the Don Juan de Austria, returning at 10:15 with Comdr. D.D.V. Stuart.
...
Comdr Ward and his relief inspected crew and ship.
Then marched divisions aft and Comdr Ward read the order reliving him from Command of this vessel.
Comdr. Stuart read the Commander-in-Chief's order authorizing him to assume command of this vessel.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol027of040/vol027of040_104_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol027of040/vol027of040_104_1.jpg)


Hooray!  :D 8)

10-04-1903 - At anchor of Zamboanga, Philippines.

4 to 8 A.M.:
Broke homeward bound pennant at 8:00.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol027of040/vol027of040_106_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol027of040/vol027of040_106_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on January 17, 2017, 03:16:40 pm
Don't drink and sail... :(

04-05-1903 - On passage from Yokohama to Honolulu.

4 to 6 P.M.:
Mansen, J. (Blksmith) was reported absent from the ship at 5:00, and after a thorough search of the ship could not be found. He was last seen about 8 o'clock this morning.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol027of040/vol027of040_131_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol027of040/vol027of040_131_1.jpg)

05-05-1903

4 to 8 A.M.:
Continued search for Mansen L. (Blacksmith) searching boats and spar deck.

8 A.M. to Meridian:
At 9:30 mustered at quarters and made another search of ship for Mansen, J. (Blksmth) without finding him.

Meridian to 4 P.M.:
At 1:00, the court to investigate the disappearance of Mansen, J. (Blksmith) convened.
At 3:55, the court adjourned.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol027of040/vol027of040_135_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol027of040/vol027of040_135_1.jpg)


U. S. S. YORKTOWN,
At Sea, Lat. 34? 48' N.,
Long. 150? 30' E.,
May 5, 1903.

S i r:-

In obedience to your order of May 5, 1903, we have this day met and investigated the absence from this vessel of L. Mansen, Blacksmith, U.S. Navy, and have to report as follows:

1. L. Mansen,Blacksmith,U.S.N.,went on liberty from this vessel at Yokohama, Japan, May 2, 1903, and returned from liberty about 2:45 A.M. Sunday, May 3, 1903. His return is establish by the statements of F.R. Windsor,Q.M.3rd cl., who woke him up in a sampan alongside about that hour. He got up and came on board, and in reply to inquiry from Quartermaster Windsor said that he was Mansen, Blacksmith. Windsor did not know him personally, but a man on board passing at the time said that it was Mansen, Blacksmith. He was drunk, and staggered forward.

2. This vessel sailed from Yokohama, Japan, For Honolulu, about noon May 3, 1903. His presence on board on May 3rd, 1903, after the ship sailed, is established by the statements of the following named reliable men:-
(a) D. Warrelman,Chief Boatswain's Mate, saw him between four and five o'clock P.M., lying drunk on port side of forecastle with one leg hanging over the rail. He moved him inboard and told him to look out and not fall overboard. Mansen inquired whether or not the ship had left Yokohama yet.
(b) McCauley,J.F.,B.M.2c., saw him on the forecastle near the conning tower, about 5 0'clock P.M. He appeared shaky and dazed, like a man getting over a drunk.
(c) Sirbeck,E.,G.M.3c., saw him about 6:00 P.M., lying on deck and reading and smoking. Mansen gave him a light from his cigar. He appeared cleaned up and sober.
(d) Weickhardt,C.E.,App.1st class, saw him about 8 o'clock P.M., drunk under the forecastle. He had in keeping $10.00 of Mansen's money, which Mansen had given him about 11:00 A.M. that day.
(e) Dalkin,R.T.,G.M.2c., saw him at 10 o'clock P.M., and thought him sober.
(f) Schreiber,B.,CH.M.a.A., saw him sitting on chest forward at 10:00 P.M.; considered him drunk, and had seen him at intervals all day long, and considered him drunk all day.
(g) Loughman,P.,Blacksmith, saw him and talked with him at 10 o'clock P.M. Mansen appeared to be recovering from a drunk.
(h) Noble,W.W.,B.M.1c., saw him about ten o'clock P.M.,and Mansen gave him a cigar; at about 11:45 P.M. he again saw Mansen lying asleep on starboard side of forecastle.

3. His presence on board on Monday, May 4th, 1903,- the day after the ship sailed, is established by statements of the following name reliable men:-
(a) Blaeser,J.W.,Seaman, saw him at about 7 o'clock A.M. lying asleep on berth deck near chief petty officer's table.
(b) Roberts,W.,Oiler, saw him in port alleyway about 7:50 A.M. Mansen shook hands with him and conversed with him. He appeared shaky and dazed from drink.
(c) Smith,C.A., C.P., saw him about 7:45 A.M. lying down near firemen's washroom; talked with him; he appeared dopy from drink.
(d) Hanafin,A.T., W.T., saw him about 8:00 A.M.; he spoke to and grabbed hold of Hanafin; appeared to have been drinking hard.
(e) Rathbone,J.W., Oiler, saw him about 8:00 A.M. in port alleyway; talked with him concerning duty: he appeared to be dopy from drink.
(f) Nevaril,E.,Yeo.2c., saw him near galley about 8:30 A.M. Mansen spoke to him and shook hands. Nevaril thought he was sober.
(g) Wilson, E.F.,Seaman, saw him about 9:00 A.M.; talked and joked with him. Mansen said he wished he had his Japanese money changed to American money. He appeared to be dopy from drink, but able to take care of himself.
(h) Pezold,H.O.,Bugler, saw him about 11:00 o'clock A.M. on main deck. Mansen spoke to him and went to scuttle-butt. He looked as if he had just woke up.
(i) Hill,A.H.,Seaman, saw him about 11:00 A.M. coming up from berth deck. He appeared to be drunk: saw him walking about main deck; he acted like a drunken man.

4. Beyond this time, 11:00 o'clock A.M. of Monday, May 4th, the second day at sea, the Board is unable to establish the presence of Mansen on board. In the muster list at quarters at 9:30 A.M. Monday, May 4th, Mansen's name was accidentally omitted. On Monday afternoon men about decks spoke of not seeing him around. At evening quarters, 5:00 P.M. Monday, May 4th, he was not present and was officially reported absent. A search of the ship was made without discovering him. The Chief Master-at-Arms, with assistants, continued the search until 8:00 P.M. without finding him. During the morning watch of May 5th, by orders of the Executive Officer, boats, booms, stow holds, etc., were searched; at quarters the Executive Officer, accompanied by storeroom keepers, made a thorough search of the ship; the Engineer Officer searched the limits of his department. He was not found. This establishes the absence of Mansen from this vessel.

5. The opinion of the Board, based on the above facts, is that L. Mansen,Blacksmith,U.S.Navy, either fell or jumped overboard from this vessel, at sea, between the hours of 11 o'clock A.M. and 5o'clock P.M., on Monday, May 4th, 1903, his condition from the effects of drink being such as to render him liable to either fall or jump overboard.

6. The weather during the day of May 4th was good. The Officers of the Deck, Ensign Abernathy from 8:00 A.M. to 12:30 P.M., and Lieutenant Olmsted from 12:30 P.M. to 4:00 P.M., both state that they were keeping careful lookout, and that there was no outcry or splash or other indication of a man's going overboard. The gangways were partially obstructed with a deck load of coal, which would have made it easier for a man to jump overboard unobserved than if gangways were clear. The marines who were stationed at the life buoys from 8:00 A.M. to 4.00 P.M. state that they kept a careful lookout; that they were where they could see every object floating past; that they saw nothing nor heard any outcry or splash or other indication of a man's being overboard. The masthead lookouts during the same period state that they kept a careful lookout, mainly ahead, and neither saw nor heard anything that would indicate a man's going overboard.

Very respectfully,
[signed by] C.B. Brittain, Lieut., U.S.N.
[signed by] P.N. Olmsted, Lieut., U.S.N.
[signed by] Karl Ohnesorg,Asst.Surg.,U.S.N.

The Commanding Officer.

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Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: AvastMH on January 17, 2017, 07:15:07 pm
I hear what you say Maikel, and after this story - trust me I never will drink and sail!  :o
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Hurlock on January 18, 2017, 12:10:26 am
Log records of crew confined for safekeeping when intoxicated seem more reasonable now.
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Randi on January 18, 2017, 12:26:39 am
Log records of crew confined for safekeeping when intoxicated seem more reasonable now.
Yes indeed.
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on January 21, 2017, 02:54:39 pm
18-05-1903 - At Honolulu.

4 to 8 P.M.:
While the prisoners were being policed at 7:30 two of them, C.G.G. Hayunder, (A1C) and H.L. Ross, (F2C), escaped through air port in head, leaving their irons in the head.
A reward of ten dollars $10.00 (gold) a piece was immediately offered for their arrest.

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Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Bob on January 21, 2017, 03:09:54 pm
A couple of Houdinis, huh?  :o
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on January 22, 2017, 03:00:27 pm
20-05-1903 - At Honolulu.

4 to 8 A.M.:
At sunrise, hoisted the colors, half mast, in honor of the late Rear Admiral Belknap.

8 A.M. to Meridian:
C.G.G. Hayunger, (A1C) and H.L. Ross, (F2C), the escaped G.C.M. prisoners were brought back by the city police and rewards paid for their delivery on board.

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Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on January 29, 2017, 08:25:13 am
12-06-1903 - Moored alongside dock Mare Island, California.

4 to 8 A.M.:
At 10:54, the U.S.S. Princeton went out of commission.

Meridian to 4 P.M.:
Sent the bags and hammocks of the crew of this Vessel to the Independence.

4 to 8 P.M.:
Transferred the crew of this Vessel to the Independence.

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15-06-1903 - Moored alongside dock Mare Island, California.

Meridian to 4 P.M.:
At 3:30 the "Concord" went [out of] commission.

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17-06-1903 - Moored alongside dock Mare Island, California.

8 A.M. to Meridian:
At 9:50, the Captain of the Yard inspected the ship.
At 10:12, all hands were called to quarters, the Captain read his orders, the pennant was hauled down and the ship placed out of Commission and turned over to the Captain of the Yard.

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Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on January 29, 2017, 03:00:31 pm
01-10-1906 - Moored alongside sea wall, Mare Island, California.

The officers and crew for this vessel were assembled on the quarter-deck and the Navy Yard band on the poop.
At 10.20 a.m. by direction of Captain, A. McCraden, U.S.N., Captain of the Yard, and representing the Commandant of the navy yard, the colors and commission pennant, were hoisted with proper ceremonies, and he turned the ship over to Commander R.T. Mulligan, U.S.N., who received the ship and published his orders from the Navy Department, directing him to assume command of this vessel.
The watch was then set.

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Instruments:
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol028of040/vol028of040_004_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol028of040/vol028of040_004_1.jpg)

Armament:
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Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on February 02, 2017, 03:18:24 pm
11-10-1906 - Moored alongside sea wall, Mare Island, California.

4 to 8 A.M.:
At 5.30 o'clock a capsized grain schooner floated past this ship and lodged on a bar further up stream.

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Written like this, no further action mentioned, it's as if it's common practice. :)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on February 04, 2017, 08:30:32 am
13-10-1906 - Moored to sea wall, Mare Island, California.

4 to 8 A.M.:
About 9.30 a man fell overboard from the Charleston.
The body was recovered later by means of a grapnel.

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Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on February 10, 2017, 03:21:52 pm
It looks like 2 November 1906 is missing.
Offered scanned pages are numbered in sequence, though.

1 November 1906
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3 November 1906
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Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Craig on February 19, 2017, 08:37:58 pm
Presumably an indirect reference in the log to the official end of WW 1. Perhaps the Yorktown was unaware of the event at that time or it was not newsworthy to the logkeeper. The armistice agreement was signed by Germany at 5 AM in Compi?gne, France, which was about 1 AM in Halifax.

Quote
8 AM to Meridian. Factory and vessels whistles and sirens began blowing.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol03of04/vol03of04_395_1.jpg  11/11/1918
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: mapurves on February 20, 2017, 12:53:17 am
There is a mention of the Allied Victory Celebration. If memory serves, which it mostly doesn't these days, I think the date of 11 Nov. was settled several days before the actual date, so people knew when the Armistice was coming.

I recall, when I was transcribing HMS Grafton, that there was also just a bare mention of the end of the war. Similarly for accounts from soldiers at the end of WW 2.  The civilians celebrated like crazy, but troops in the field acted as if, "Fine. It's over. Let's get a beer and have a rest."
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Craig on February 25, 2017, 12:07:45 pm
I mentioned the following elsewhere:

I was doing 06/02/1919 on the Yorktown and I got the Sorry message when I saved the WR page. Naval History says the ship arrived in San Diego on 15/02/1919 and it was decommissioned in June at Mare Island. We were on the way to Acapulco when I got this message. I didn't even get to the end of the February log book. It seems I have finished the ship, although it's a strange place to end. I am able to get log pages on other ships.

I am now finished doing OW Classic.

Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on March 16, 2017, 03:05:58 pm
Three cheers for yeoman Dockstader. :D

19-01-1907 - Performing practice runs at target range Magdalena Bay, Mexico.

8 A.M. to Meridian:
G.A. Dockstader, (Yeo. 2c) fired at No. 1 - 3 pdr. semi-automatic at the rate of 30 shots per min. and 20 hits per min. which is the worlds record.

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Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: jil on March 17, 2017, 09:25:01 am
 8)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on March 17, 2017, 02:41:03 pm
Anchored in Magdalena Bay, Mexico.

20-01-1907 - 4 to 8 P.M.:
At 6.55 Midshipman I.W. Hayne, U.S.N. died on board U.S.F.S. Charleston.

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21-01-1907 - Meridian to 4 P.M.:
The Flagship held funeral services in honor of late Midshipman I.W. Hayne, U.S. Navy, after which his remains were transferred to this ship for transportation to San Diego, Cal.
An escort of Officers and men accompanied the body.
Midshipman O.I. Cox, U.S. Navy, reported on board in obedience to orders of the Commander-in-Chief to escort the remains of the late Midshipman Hayne.
After the remains were received on board a sentry was placed on duty to guard them.

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Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Randi on March 17, 2017, 11:38:19 pm
That is a lot more attention than I have ever seen.

Mentions Hayne and Yorktown, but no explanation:
Annual Reports of the Navy Department for the Fiscal Year 1907 (https://books.google.com/books?id=6CQwAQAAMAAJ&dq=harold+tonneson&q=midshipman+hayne#v=snippet&q=midshipman%20hayne&f=false)

Midshipman Hayne Dead on the Charleston (http://virginiachronicle.com/cgi-bin/virginia?a=d&d=TD19070123.1.5#)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on March 19, 2017, 08:47:09 am
24-01-1907 - At anchor in San Diego harbor.

Meridian to 4 P.M.:
The remains of late Midshipman I.W. Hayne, U.S. Navy, were escorted ashore by an escort of officers + men.
The colors were half-masted throughout the ceremony.
The Commanding Officer left the ship with the escort above mentioned.

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Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on March 20, 2017, 02:15:37 pm
28-01-1907 - At Mare Island, California.

Meridian to 4 P.M.:
At about 3.00 Capt. G.B. Harbor attempted to come aboard and the fireman of the Independence launch, in trying to regain his watch cap which he had dropped, fell overboard and was drowned.
Sent out two boats with grappling irons to find the body, but without success.

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Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Hanibal94 on April 14, 2017, 03:40:16 pm
This may have been mentioned already, but I don't remember - some of the pages in 1902 have extra barometer readings.
I assume this because they have a mercurial and an aneroid barometer and are taking measurements with both.
Example page: http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol026of040/vol026of040_031_0.jpg

I am transcribing these extra readings as well, in WRs containing just the hour and the reading.
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Randi on April 14, 2017, 03:52:53 pm
Sounds good.
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on April 18, 2017, 08:39:41 am
27-03-1907 - At anchor in Magdalena Bay, Mexico.

4 to 8 P.M.:
The band from the Flagship came on board at 6.40 and held a concert on the poop.

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Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on April 23, 2017, 12:50:49 pm
Blasted typewriters.
Where's that stupid i key?
Oh, never mind.

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Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Randi on April 23, 2017, 02:12:52 pm
 ;D
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Pommy Stuart on April 28, 2017, 02:59:02 am
Hi Shipmates.
Thought I would join you till some decision is made on the Albatross.

Any hints on the entries, they look straight forward on my first page?
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Hanibal94 on April 28, 2017, 05:31:32 pm
Please be aware of this, and do what I am doing:

This may have been mentioned already, but I don't remember - some of the pages in 1902 have extra barometer readings.
I assume this because they have a mercurial and an aneroid barometer and are taking measurements with both.
Example page: http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol026of040/vol026of040_031_0.jpg

I am transcribing these extra readings as well, in WRs containing just the hour and the reading.

What page are you on, Stuart? I get October 19th 1902 when I ask for one
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Pommy Stuart on April 28, 2017, 09:27:09 pm
This morning started with 19 Oct 1902. (20:00 GMT)

Not much done today, spent much of the day watching MenTest running.
Still cannot find why my PC keeps getting 'Not Responding' errors and the USB ports keep dropping out.
Ran SFC as well.


Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Pommy Stuart on May 02, 2017, 05:43:38 am
OMG the drunks and absentees are following me from ship to ship.   ???
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I do like the one near the bottom.
Hughes J. Preventing shipmates from going ashore in a desirable port.   :o  :(
I have not seen any mention of anybody stopping them going ashore in an undesirable port.  :D

and wait 4 days later there is more.
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Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on May 09, 2017, 08:23:53 am
From the log-book starting 01-06-1907.

Instruments:
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Armament:
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol029of040/vol029of040_005_0.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol029of040/vol029of040_005_0.jpg)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on May 14, 2017, 08:59:49 am
The things you do when you haven't been allowed liberty for a long while. :)

At anchor off La Union, Salvador.

09-06-1907 - 8 P.M. to Midnight.
At about 10.55, four men were discovered in the water attempting to leave the ship.
The 2nd cutter was lowered and recovered J.S.W. Carr, (.S.) and F.R. Sicklesteel, (O.S.).
All hands were mustered and C.H. O'Hara (Bkr. 2c), and J.C. Stewart, (O.S.), were found missing with life preservers.
Search was continued for them without avail until 12.10.
By order of the Commanding Officer J.S.W. Carr, (O.S.) and F.R. Sicklesteel, (O.S.) were confined in double irons to await further action.

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10-06-1907 - 4 to 8 A.M.:
By order of the Commanding officer, C.H. O'Hara, (Bkr. 2c) + J.C. Stewart, (O.S.) were declared deserters from this ship + from the Naval Service, they having left the ship without authority at about 10:50 pm, June 9, 1907.

8 A.M. to Meridian:
A notice of a reward of $20.00 each was sent to the police authority of La Union for the return of J.C. Stewart, O.S. and G.H. O'Hara, Bkr. 2c who deserted June 9.

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11-06-1907 - 8 A.M. to Meridian:
A notice of a reward of $10.00 was sent to the police authorites of La Union for the return of C.J. Casserie, (O.S.) who was overleave. At 10.30, C.J. Casserie, (O.S.) returned from liberty 16 hours overtime.

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The next day Yorktown sailed for Acajutla, Salvador.
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on May 17, 2017, 08:07:09 am
19-06-1907 - At anchor off Acajutla, Salvador

Meridian to 4 P.M.:
O'Hara, C.H., (Bkr. 2c), + Stewart, J.C. (O.S.) were brought on board from the steamer Newport by Midshipman Durr, the boarding officer.

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Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on May 27, 2017, 02:56:41 pm
07-07-1907 - At anchor off Acajutla, Salvador.

Commences and until 4 A.M.:
At 1.15 the alcohol chest on the stb'd side of the Quarter deck was found to have been bored into.

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Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Randi on May 27, 2017, 03:07:42 pm
:o
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Bob on May 27, 2017, 03:29:36 pm
Commences and until 4 A.M.:
At 1.15 the alcohol chest on the stb'd side of the Quarter deck was found to have been bored into.

Confiscate anything that looks like a drinking straw!
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on June 07, 2017, 03:03:42 pm
05-08-1907 - At anchor off Acajutla, Salvador.

8 A.M. to Meridian:
All hands were then called aft and Comd'r. R.T. Mulligan read his orders detaching him from the command of this ship and ordering him to report to Chief of Bureau of Navigation in Washington for duty in that Department.
He then at 10.58 turned over the command of the ship to Comd'r. J.H. Glennon, who then read his orders relieving him from duty in the Bureau of Ordnance + ordering him to take command of this vessel.

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Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on July 19, 2017, 03:11:38 pm
29-10-1907 - Mare Island, California.

8 A.M. to Meridian:
Halfmasted colors from noon till sunset.
A salute of 13 one minute guns was fired by the U.S.S. "Independence" at 12:00 in honor of the memory of the late Rear Admiral J.G. Walker U.S.N. (Retired).

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Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on August 04, 2017, 02:51:30 pm
At Mare Island, California.

10-12-1907 - Meridian to 4 P.M.:
Mustered at quarters at 1:05 and turned in clothing from all hands for fumigation, on account of measles on board.

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11-12-1907 - 4 to 8 A.M.:
Made preparations for fumigating ship.

8 A.M. to Meridian:
The Medical Officer fumigated the ship and inspected Officers and crew for measles suspects.

4 P.M. to 8 P.M.:
Fumigated hammocks, bags and ditty boxes were returned to the crew.

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Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Randi on August 04, 2017, 03:34:18 pm
The idea of measles spreading through the fleet must have given the Mare Island commander nightmares.

I hope it wasn't a case of the cure being worse than the kill :-\
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on August 11, 2017, 02:44:50 pm
The hardships of U.S. Navy life in the early 20th century. ;)

01-01-1908 - 8 A.M. to Meridian:
Received in General Mess 50 pies, 40 cakes, 4 gals. oysters.

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Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on August 19, 2017, 03:30:38 pm
From the log-book starting 01-01-1917.

Tables of Deviations and Instruments:
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol02of04/vol02of04_005_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol02of04/vol02of04_005_1.jpg)

Armament:
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol02of04/vol02of04_005_0.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol02of04/vol02of04_005_0.jpg)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on August 25, 2017, 03:17:52 pm
11-01-1917 - At anchor Corinto, Nicaragua

4 to 6 P.M.:
5:20 Ship's Rifle Team composed of the following men: Morrison, C. (Y1c), Greenwell, D. (CQM), Jordan, A.C. (Sea) Fitzwilliam, M.S. (E2cG), Pugh, J.E. (F1c), Castellano, J. (Pvt USMC), Mergenere, A. (Pvt USMC) and Lt. (jg) R.E. Kerr, U.S.N. returned on board from Managua, having held a ship's team competition with Legation Guard at Managua; Score - USS YORKTOWN 2507; Legation Guard 2352.

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Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Randi on August 25, 2017, 03:25:44 pm
Good work, Yorktown!

We'll show those landlubbers not to mess with OW the Navy ;D
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on August 27, 2017, 03:18:21 pm
Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear.
Court martial him for neglect of duty? ;)

30-01-1917 - At anchor off San Diego.

Meridian to 4 P.M.:
At 12:37 the USS SAN DIEGO got underway and stood out.
The Commander-in-Chief of the US Pacific Fleet, with his staff, remained in harbor on the USS HUNTINGTON, but did not haul down his flag on the USS SAN DIEGO.

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Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on August 28, 2017, 02:59:47 pm
From the log-book starting 01-02-1917.

Tables of Deviations and Instruments:
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol02of04/vol02of04_042_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol02of04/vol02of04_042_1.jpg)

Armament:
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol02of04/vol02of04_042_0.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol02of04/vol02of04_042_0.jpg)


From the log-book starting 01-03-1917.

Tables of Deviations and Instruments:
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol02of04/vol02of04_075_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol02of04/vol02of04_075_1.jpg)

Armament:
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol02of04/vol02of04_075_0.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol02of04/vol02of04_075_0.jpg)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on September 05, 2017, 07:58:29 am
04-03-1917 - At sea, making passage from San Diego to Mare Island, California.

8 A.M. to Meridian:
Mustered all hands aft and awarded prize money amounting to $1280.00 for proficiency in Gunnery Exercises.

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Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Randi on September 05, 2017, 02:01:53 pm
That sounds like a serious motivator!
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on September 11, 2017, 03:12:19 pm
From the log-book starting 01-04-1917.

Tables of Deviations and Instruments:
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol02of04/vol02of04_112_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol02of04/vol02of04_112_1.jpg)

Armament:
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol02of04/vol02of04_112_0.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol02of04/vol02of04_112_0.jpg)
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on September 13, 2017, 03:25:24 pm
Sometimes you wish the log-keeper had added a bit more detail. :)

09-04-1917 - At Mare Island, California.

Commences and until 4 A.M.:
At 3:15 4 pistol shots were fired at shore boat by sentry at No. 1 dock.

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Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Randi on September 13, 2017, 03:53:46 pm
 :o
Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on September 18, 2017, 02:53:30 pm
29-04-1917 - At anchor San Diego.

8 P.M. to Midnight:
At 9:05 the motor dory suddenly caught fire while at the port gangway and blazed up over the entire boat.
The coxswain, C.W. O'Bear (F3c) was burned to 1st degree on face and 3d degree on right hand.
Nolan, E. (F2c) had his left hand contused and Field, H.D. (F3c) had his hands burnt to 2nd degree.
The motor dory was set adrift at once and the officer-of-the-deck in steamer with the assistance of a steamer from the USS PITTSBURGH put out the fire with pyrenne.
The motor dory was then brought back to the ship badly burned inside.
The Surgeon and Flag Lieutenant from USS PITTSBURGH called to render any assistance possible.

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Title: Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
Post by: Maikel on September 19, 2017, 03:08:15 pm
From the log-book starting 01-05-1917.

Tables of Deviations and Instruments:
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol02of04/vol02of04_148_1.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol02of04/vol02of04_148_1.jpg)

Armament:
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol02of04/vol02of04_148_0.jpg (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol02of04/vol02of04_148_0.jpg)