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Kathy

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Re: HMS Merlin
« Reply #75 on: March 31, 2011, 07:43:33 pm »
now I see the word kedge - it is easy to read when you know what it is  ;D

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Re: HMS Merlin
« Reply #76 on: March 31, 2011, 07:46:29 pm »
Beat me to it Raindi 2

I think that 9 emoticon is "2 cwt Kedge" ie a Kedge anchor that weighs 2 hundredweight

It could be 9 cwt kedge, but it looks more like a 2 to me.

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I also thought it was a 2, but looking at the weather data I agree with CHommel that it is probably a 9.

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Re: HMS Merlin
« Reply #77 on: March 31, 2011, 08:22:35 pm »
Having checked the weather numbers I can see why it might well be a 9.
Sorry,
K

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Re: HMS Merlin
« Reply #78 on: April 01, 2011, 08:44:20 pm »
Merlin's log, 7 December 1918; note comment:

2.56  Observed British S.S. "Lok Sang" ashore 7 miles west of Lamko Pt Proceeded to her assistance...
4.26  Stopped and anchored in 8 fms veered to 2 symbol? GRW
         Sent away cutter with diving gear to "Lok Sang" also working party

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM_53-49090/ADM%2053-49090-007_1.jpg

The saga continues on 8 December 1918:
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM_53-49090/ADM%2053-49090-008_0.jpg

6.30 am Cutter returned to ship for 9 ???? proceeded with it to SS LokSang 

6.30 pm Cutter with diving gear & working party returned from "LokSang"

I found a picture of "Lok Sang I"; I wonder if it is the same ship:

http://www.photoship.co.uk/JAlbum%20Ships/Old%20Ships%20L/slides/Loksang-01.html

PS, if anyone wants to hazard one or more guesses as to what 9 ???? items the cutter obtained from the Merlin, I'd love to entertain them...

Merlin's log, 9 December 1918; more on the refloating of the LokSang:
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM_53-49090/ADM%2053-49090-008_1.jpg

Lost in refloating S.S. Lok Sang: - Anchors Kedge 9 cwt ---- 1 in No.  Buoy & buoy rope

4.45  S.S. LokSang hove off reef & anchored off ship.
5.00 Sent cutter to Lok Sang who reported well able to proceed unescorted. 
7.40 LokSang weighed & proceeded 
7.50  Hoisted cutter 
8.10  Weighed
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Re: HMS Merlin
« Reply #79 on: April 01, 2011, 10:05:08 pm »
If you are transcribing the logs of the Merlin and find two sets of barometer readings, take a look at this (link) thread.

http://forum.oldweather.org/index.php?topic=1439.msg15238#msg15238


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Re: HMS Merlin
« Reply #80 on: April 04, 2011, 05:08:00 pm »
Merlin's log, 24 December 1918:

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM_53-49090/ADM%2053-49090-016_0.jpg

8.00 Burned searchlight for 20 min. ev 1 1/2 hrs throughout night, Searching for S.S. Kumchow reported missing in Bay of Bengal

CHommel

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Re: HMS Merlin
« Reply #81 on: April 06, 2011, 11:13:28 pm »
If you are transcribing the logs of the Merlin and find two sets of barometer readings, take a look at this (link) thread.

http://forum.oldweather.org/index.php?topic=1439.msg15238#msg15238

Here's another example of the double barometer readings.

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Re: HMS Merlin
« Reply #82 on: April 06, 2011, 11:35:01 pm »
Just do as Philip said, and make that 2 weather readings per time slot.  At least it will boost your ratings. :)

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Re: HMS Merlin
« Reply #83 on: April 07, 2011, 01:07:01 pm »
Hi, Janet, yes, I was planning to enter the two readings and boost my ratings.  ;D

I didn't know if the science folks needed to know the various pages on which this occurs, or now that they're aware it happens "sometimes," that a posting of the specific pages is no longer necessary.   :-\

C.

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Re: HMS Merlin
« Reply #84 on: April 07, 2011, 09:20:44 pm »
Now that they've been forewarned, seeing the double entry is very sufficient.  Thanks.

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Re: HMS Merlin
« Reply #85 on: April 09, 2011, 01:19:08 am »
Merlin's log, 25 December 1918:

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM_53-49090/ADM%2053-49090-016_1.jpg

Note last entry:

7.00 Po turned on searchlight every 1.5 hrs for 20 min throughout night; searching for S.S. Kumchow.

What would Po stand for?  Or am I misreading it?

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Re: HMS Merlin
« Reply #86 on: April 09, 2011, 01:38:59 am »
Or am I misreading it?

You've got the principle right but read the writing only nearly right.

It's "Burned searchlight" i.e operated rather than destroyed by fire.  ;)

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Re: HMS Merlin
« Reply #87 on: April 09, 2011, 05:33:01 pm »
Keen eye, Bunting tosser!  Thanks!

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Re: HMS Merlin
« Reply #88 on: April 12, 2011, 02:59:58 pm »
Merlin's log, 16 January 1919:

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM_53-49091/ADM%2053-49091-011_0.jpg

Merlin met the SS Stulej, which was traveling south; here's a Wikipedia entry about the Sutlej:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SS_Sutlej 

This caught my eye:

"Like other Nourse Line ships, she was primarily used for the transportation of Indian indentured labourers to the colonies."

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Re: HMS Merlin
« Reply #89 on: April 12, 2011, 05:08:15 pm »
Merlin's log, 22 January 1919

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM_53-49091/ADM%2053-49091-014_0.jpg


4.30 Eng Lt. Rogers RJM joined ship under open arrest.

Wonder what "open arrest" means?