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HMS Curlew
« on: March 10, 2011, 11:40:30 pm »
I'm starting this thread for HMS Curlew. It's now cruising the west coast of the US in 1923 and I believe it has some interesting times ahead.

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Fourth of July - 1923
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2011, 11:44:13 pm »
Curlew visited Portland, Oregon for their 4th of July celebration in 1923. President Warren G. Harding & his wife were guests of honor for Portland's 4th of July Parade.


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Re: HMS Curlew
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2011, 12:51:05 am »
How neat!  That is the first 4th of July salute I've heard of in this project.   8)

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HMS Curlew - Court Martial gun ???
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2011, 04:33:38 pm »
A strange log entry. The Curlew is in Esquimalt Harbor (Victoria, BC) with nothing much going on and then on July 13th there is this entry:

0800: Fired court martial gun.

There is no further information in the log relating to this. What is the "court martial gun" I wonder. Months ago when the Curlew was in Bermuda they convened two court martial's each day on two different days and there was no mention of a "court martial gun" and there does not seem to be a court martial connected to this "firing." Practice perhaps?? ;D   Most peculiar.

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Re: HMS Curlew
« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2011, 05:54:49 pm »
How neat!  That is the first 4th of July salute I've heard of in this project.   8)

The Virago was dressed for Independence Day while in Hong Kong
in either 1915 or 1917 (can't remember which).  :D

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Re: HMS Curlew
« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2011, 06:16:22 pm »

From the Web:

"COURT-MARTIAL GUN
The Court-Martial gun (known unofficially as the "Rogue's Salute" or a "One-
gun salute") is the signal gun fired at `Colours' on the morning of the day
on which a naval court-martial has been ordered to assemble. A Union flag is
flown from the peak halliards (at the yard arm in a single-masted ship) while
the Court is sitting."

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Re: HMS Curlew
« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2011, 07:19:15 pm »

From the Web:

"COURT-MARTIAL GUN
The Court-Martial gun (known unofficially as the "Rogue's Salute" or a "One-
gun salute") is the signal gun fired at `Colours' on the morning of the day
on which a naval court-martial has been ordered to assemble. A Union flag is
flown from the peak halliards (at the yard arm in a single-masted ship) while
the Court is sitting."

Thanks for the explanation. Funny that there was no mention of disciplinary action or anything else. Maybe it was for another ship in the harbour.

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Re: HMS Curlew
« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2011, 04:50:36 am »

That's a good thought.  Or there was no decision yet, but I doubt that.  These things tended to be rather speedy. 


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Re: HMS Curlew & President Harding
« Reply #8 on: March 13, 2011, 10:12:22 pm »
HMS Curlew once again crosses paths with President Warren G. Harding. They were both in Vancouver, B.C. on 7/26/1923 - just a week before he died!

http://www.vancouverhistory.ca/archives_harding.htm



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Re: HMS Curlew - "Plan of Platform Deck"
« Reply #9 on: March 24, 2011, 02:03:57 am »
I found these pages with plans of the ship and cross sections as well as a list of boats, armament, etc. in what I believe to be the first log book (in 1920).

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Re: HMS Curlew
« Reply #10 on: March 24, 2011, 03:46:58 am »
I love the rare log books that have these pages completely filled in.  I'm copying this post to the "If you find letters or other misc in the logbooks... " thread, for the historians.

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Re: HMS Curlew
« Reply #11 on: March 24, 2011, 02:48:05 pm »
These are really cool! :o

I don't believe I've ever seen this page actually filled in, before this.

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Re: HMS Curlew
« Reply #12 on: March 24, 2011, 04:11:05 pm »
I love the rare log books that have these pages completely filled in.  I'm copying this post to the "If you find letters or other misc in the logbooks... " thread, for the historians.

Do you actually transcribe these pages?  And if so, how?  I was poking around on the Magnolia (which Merlin often mentions in her logs, as being on the same patrols, etc.), and stumbled across this page (again, something I'd never seen "filled in" before).  It's a page showing the amount of coal consumed at various speeds, including an explanation for "exceeding" the expected consumption (in this case, the Magnolia was towing the Cicala [Cicada?])

3 July 1920:

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM_53-47853/ADM%2053-47853-002_1.jpg

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Re: HMS Curlew
« Reply #13 on: March 24, 2011, 06:57:16 pm »
When it comes to copying posts to other boards, I CHEAT. 8)

  • If it is just links, and it is my own post, I open "Modify" then Ctrl-A Ctrl-C copy; then go to the new board, open a new post, and Ctrl-V paste.
  • If it is just links, and it is your post, I open "Quote" and Ctrl-A Ctrl-C copy; then go to the new board, open a new post, and Ctrl-V paste.
  • If it has attachments, I click the subject line of the desired reply and select/Ctrl-C the resulting URL; then go to the new board, open a new post, and Ctrl-V paste that link with a short intro message.  (See an example below, which is also an example of how Option 2 looks. ;) )

Wonderful drawings of the ship's decks and full ship's inventory for HMS Curlew at
 http://forum.oldweather.org/index.php?topic=1344.msg14595#msg14595

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Re: HMS Curlew
« Reply #14 on: April 02, 2011, 05:30:24 pm »
Good to see this mention of Pres Harding. If you look at http://www.naval-history.net/WW1z08America-Curlew.htm, you'll find some photos of him when CURLEW was present.

Best wishes,

Gordon