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Dockside Cafe / Re: Chat - 2017
« on: December 15, 2017, 06:14:47 pm »
The following pages are quite interesting. They discharged 910 tons of oil, with other discharges mentioned. They also tried several times to use TNT to free the tow wire from the ice. They had to patch a hole in her hull etc. I had to quit transcribing last night before finding out if they got her free.

Help / Re: Re: Chat
« on: December 15, 2017, 06:11:29 pm »
OK boss.  ;)

Then what?
Do I look at the pages and put 'X' in events, or Moored in comments or just the date or what?

I'm not an expert on the trackers, but I think just DLC for Date, Location (8 AM, Noon and 8 PM), and C for distance and course. I don't know that anything needs to go in the comments.

Dockside Cafe / Re: Chat - 2017
« on: December 15, 2017, 01:18:59 am »
USCGC Northwind, 20 August 1955

70 26.8N   147 42.8W

1543 USNS Gammon commenced discharging fuel oil (Navy Special) into the sea to lighten ship.

Those were the days when you could dump stuff in the ocean and get away with it.  ;D ;D ;D

Help / Re: Re: Chat
« on: December 15, 2017, 01:09:21 am »
Stream 3 or stream 4 Tracker

Ah so.

Kevin would like the courses and distances until she reaches a port in the continental US or in Honolulu.

Help / Re: Re: Chat
« on: December 14, 2017, 11:14:20 pm »
Thanks for previous info.
When only Ice hunting is it worth continuing recording anything at all in S3 or S4 when below 54N?

What is S3 and S4?

Dockside Cafe / Re: Dockside Gallery
« on: December 09, 2017, 09:53:41 pm »
Brilliant, Hanibal!!!

Dockside Cafe / Re: Chat - 2017
« on: December 09, 2017, 09:52:02 pm »
Hi all,

Joan and I would like to do another round of Shipopoly, but we need at least one more person.
Any volunteers?

I would like too, but I am swamped with getting this ice thing going as well as trying to get Northwind finished for Kevin. He has deadlines...

Also, does anyone know what this could be referring to?
1251 Changed course to 030 (T), 004 (PSC) to stand clear of suspicious looking water.

If you mean the (T) and (PSC), his course is 030 True, or 004 Per Standard Compass. (Magnetic). The magnetic declination for Point Lay in 1947 was about 22 degrees. He was measuring about 26 degrees, however their gyro compasses were sometimes off by one or two degrees or even more. Sometimes you will see something like: 030(T) 028(PGC) 004 (PSC)

Dockside Cafe / Re: Dockside Gallery
« on: December 07, 2017, 07:06:24 pm »
 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D too.

Dockside Cafe / Re: Chat - 2017
« on: December 06, 2017, 05:01:24 pm »
100 years ago today the world's largest non-nuclear explosion occurred when the S. S. Mont Blanc, a Belgian ammunition ship, blew up in Halifax harbour. 2,000 people died and 9,000 were injured.

The Dockyard / Re: Albatross (1900) -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« on: December 05, 2017, 03:31:24 pm »
Bravo everyone!!!

Dockside Cafe / Re: Chat - 2017
« on: December 03, 2017, 11:48:59 pm »
That's quite a landmark to reach.  I'm so glad you found OW seven years ago and decided to stick around; it's been good to have you here, to see you grow and change and achieve and contribute. 
Whatever you do next, I hope you'll drop in here and do the things only you can do.
Hi Hanibal,

Forgive the slow replay but I have been away for the weekend, visiting sisters.

Well done!!!

Seven years, wow, and millions of WRs transcribed. You have been a most valuable contributor to the OW project, and you have become a good friend, too. We are all better for coming to know you, and I'm glad you'll still be around on the forum.

Dockside Cafe / Re: Chat - 2017
« on: December 02, 2017, 01:46:35 am »
If you need something light to make you smile or even laugh, I suggest this short audio clip. Last year CBC had a program called Adults reading things they wrote as kids. This is one lady reading her short story called Cats which she wrote in Grade 1.

The Dockyard / Re: Albatross (1900) -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« on: December 01, 2017, 08:21:18 pm »
WOW!!! You guys are amazing!

Break out your cold weather gear and your spreadsheet skills. The great ice hunt on USCGC Burton Island awaits. I need the company.  ;)

The ice and snow will be appropriate for this time of year, except for you people living on the southern side of the equator...

Enough new projects.
We have not finishing our own yet.   ???

Don't worry, Stuart. Randi, Bob, Kevin and I have a good one for you when you're done with Albatross.  ;D

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