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What Does THAT Mean? / Re: No 3 dress?
« on: January 30, 2011, 07:46:56 pm »
Love this comment from Wiki (even if it is a different time period)

Uniform for ratings was first established by the Admiralty in 1857. Prior to this, most seamen wore "slops", or ready-made clothing sold to the ship's crew by a contractor; many captains established general standards of appearance for the seamen on their vessel, but there was little or no uniformity between ships. On one occasion in 1853, the commanding officer of HMS Harlequin paid for his boat crews to dress as harlequins, an incident which may have contributed to the Admiralty's decision to adopt a standard uniform.

10802
This is pure speculation on my part but...

In the New OED one of the definitions for Allowance is: A limited quantity or sum, esp. of money or food, granted to cover expenses or other requirements.

I wonder if because of the climate there is extra water or special food or extra rest???

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The Voyages, The Work, The People: Everyday Life at Sea / Re: bed
« on: January 28, 2011, 07:14:40 pm »
And me :). And feel free to add to the note if you see anything else. My only rule was that the correct version had to make sense.

As it stands at the moment "Boarded butch ship with Bed Slut by idiot. Abandon Sky".
 
This translates as "Boarded Dutch ship with Bed Sheet by accident. Abandon Ship" Makes sense to me anyway  ;D. (oops - missed the Bed Sheet - now corrected)

Maybe we should start a new thread to take it away from the serious comments - next time I find one I shall look.


Hi Captain Pliget
You can add suffer somewhere - it was misread for supper. See under Newbies Check In Here
1'st Lt. Randi

P.S. We've FINALLY left Liverpool!

P.P.S. I'm working on the Birmingham tonight and my log keeper makes his r's look like e's so that what looks to be eating is actually rating. Here are examples at 10:00 and 14:00.
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-35452/0125_1.jpg

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The Logs and FAQ / Re: Why do ships zig zag?
« on: January 28, 2011, 01:31:40 pm »
On the Avoca, we're just starting across the Atlantic from Liverpool and we're zig-zagging too. We zig-zag according to various Schemes ("A", "F", "H"), and we change Schemes frim time to time. At night we darken ship and stop zig-zagging. There is no mention of other ships with us, so it isn't to avoid friendly collisions. Last night we spoted a Tramp steamer steaming NE without lights.

10805
...
I have since discovered that Old Weatherers (what do we call ourselves?) ...
Gordon

Old Foggies? (note 2 g's rather than 1!) ;D

10806
The Logs and FAQ / Re: Anchor "veered" in 6 shackles?
« on: January 23, 2011, 12:44:14 pm »
Thanks for the explanation.  I've seen this sort of thing a number of times and always wondered about it. These little details facinate me.

If I understand right, they have let out almost 6 times as much cable as they would need to go straight down?

10807
The Voyages, The Work, The People: Everyday Life at Sea / Re: bed
« on: January 23, 2011, 08:30:21 am »
Maybe we should start a new thread to take it away from the serious comments - next time I find one I shall look.

I think we NEED a bit of humor mixed in with our hard work!

Although, I admit, I have considered starting a humorous / sarcastic thread along the lines of "Admiralty Instructions to Log Keepers":
- Don't put the dot over the 'i', put it a letter or two further along ? preferably over an 'e' or a 'u' (or an 'n' as long as you make it look like a 'u').

10808
According to my 1928 Websters, Memel was administered by the League of Nations from 1919 to 1924.

10809
They did say they were interested in discipline.  Do you have a .jpg link for that page?
Not quite sure if this is what you want, but...

H.M.S. Birmingham - 20 Jan 1920 7:30 AM

Cautioned Mr. Joseph Fraser, Gunner (T) for improper performance of his duty as warrant officer landed with Fire Party on Jan 18th 1920. [signed] J. Fraser [and] A.G. Crawford

(There were brush fires near Simonstown (Union of South Africa) that threatened the RN Hospital and Sanatorium. Two fire control crews, a fire demolition crew, and finally a fire guard crew were sent.)

Here you are Janet http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-35452/0119_1.jpg

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The Voyages, The Work, The People: Everyday Life at Sea / Re: bed
« on: January 20, 2011, 03:15:12 pm »
Thanks for the humor - throughout the forum.  Every time something is lost overboard 'by accident',  you know I'm thinking 'by idiot'!

Me too!

10811
Not quite sure if this is what you want, but...

H.M.S. Birmingham - 20 Jan 1920 7:30 AM

Cautioned Mr. Joseph Fraser, Gunner (T) for improper performance of his duty as warrant officer landed with Fire Party on Jan 18th 1920. [signed] J. Fraser [and] A.G. Crawford

(There were brush fires near Simonstown (Union of South Africa) that threatened the RN Hospital and Sanatorium. Two fire control crews, a fire demolition crew, and finally a fire guard crew were sent.)

10812
Technical Support / Re: HMS Endeavour and others...
« on: January 15, 2011, 08:41:30 pm »
Yeah, I've been doing it like dorbel, because that's the way the tutorial video shows.


Me too.

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How about putting in a request to the tech team that "sick list " be added to the default settings?I know that some of us are already plugging in the numbers-[see "Numbers on sick list" thread started by KennyMac825] I suppose we're too far into the project to make it a required field.Those numbers are so religiously logged-what a treasure trove of data for any one interested in patterns of disease migration!         

Excellent idea. I never though about it since it wasn't in the tutorial, but I will start doing it now. Do you use Events / Other? We might as well use the same format.



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Old Weather and Zooniverse News / Re: Old Weather In The News
« on: January 05, 2011, 08:28:58 pm »
There is an article in Science News about the Old Weather project. In fact, I first learned about Galaxy Zoo in Science News.

http://www.sciencenews.org/view/generic/id/65267/title/Mining_the_maritime_past_for_clues_to_climates_future

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