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CHommel

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Iceman? or Jasmin?
« on: March 28, 2011, 05:50:16 pm »
Merlin left harbor with several other ships.  However, I'm not exactly sure what the last ship in the list might be:

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM_53-49088/ADM%2053-49088-014_1.jpg

Jasmin?  Iceman?

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Re: Iceman? or Jasmin?
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2011, 06:21:02 pm »
Merlin left harbor with several other ships.  However, I'm not exactly sure what the last ship in the list might be:

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM_53-49088/ADM%2053-49088-014_1.jpg

Jasmin?  Iceman?
It's definitely a J (see 'Jetty' above), so I'd say 'Jasmin' would be more plausible, but the a still looks a bit weird. :-\

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Re: Iceman? or Jasmin?
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2011, 06:54:49 pm »
If it's Iceman, I'd be on the look out for Maverick and Goose nearby...

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Re: Iceman? or Jasmin?
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2011, 07:05:16 pm »
There was a Royal Navy ship named the Jasmine in WWII that was named for a Flower Class ship in WWI - however, there seems to be no info on the net on the WWI ship - there seems to be no Iceman, however, there is an Inman and a Tasman.  Also, there seems to be no F~man, which I think covers all the possibilities for that initial letter.

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Kathy W.

What is wrong with us - what has this project done to us - or have we  always been this um, quirky in our humor?  ;D

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Re: Iceman? or Jasmin?
« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2011, 09:49:48 pm »
I suspect each and every one of us may be "quirky".   :D

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Re: Iceman? or Jasmin?
« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2011, 10:50:36 pm »
Definitely we are quirky - and that is NOT a bad thing! ;D

WWI had a sloop Flower Class, as opposed to the WWII corvette Flower Class.  But I can't find a "Jasmine" in there - and the name does not look as if it has that final 'e' in the name.  Could it be "Jarvis" or "Jamia"?  Though I can't find them, either.

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Re: Iceman? or Jasmin?
« Reply #6 on: March 28, 2011, 11:05:08 pm »
I agree that it doesn't look as though there's a final e - the last letter looks more like n to me. And there's something odd about that second letter. It looks too large and too open to be an a, because going by the rest of the page that writer usually writes fairly small a's. Could it be 'ee', perhaps? Although 'Jeernin', 'Jeermin' or 'Jeemin' still doesn't make any sense, I suppose.:(

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Re: Iceman? or Jasmin?
« Reply #7 on: March 28, 2011, 11:33:30 pm »
Spelling was not something this log keeper excelled at, anyway...

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Re: Iceman? or Jasmin?
« Reply #8 on: March 28, 2011, 11:54:24 pm »
Was that the only time that ship was mentioned in the Merlin's log, then? :(

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Re: Iceman? or Jasmin?
« Reply #9 on: March 29, 2011, 12:57:41 am »
Yes, I do not remember seeing that name among the various ships that have been accompanying the Merlin on this patrol duty.

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Re: Iceman? or Jasmin?
« Reply #10 on: March 29, 2011, 07:53:53 am »
Jarvis? There was a USS Jarvis patrolling the English and Irish coasts but not until 1917.  :-\

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Re: Iceman? or Jasmin?
« Reply #11 on: March 29, 2011, 02:56:35 pm »
Hi all -

I have looked into it  ;D (what a surprise!  ;D) and as it turns out, the sloop and corvette classes were virtually interchangeable - I asked on the site, World Naval Ships Forums, which, by the way, has a lot if info about individual ships, so, the Jasmine from WWII and the Jasmin(e?) from WWI could have been the same class.  (NOTE:  I asked about this because the Foxglove, the ship I'm working on, is in the Flower Class, and on this site, info about it appears in a thread about the Flower Class corvettes.)

Anyway, I'm just walking along the convoluted paths of knowledge and I'm happy to have some hiking buddies.  ;D

yours -

Kathy W.
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Re: Iceman? or Jasmin?
« Reply #12 on: March 29, 2011, 03:01:52 pm »
Maybe in addition to our "quirky" senses of humor, we all have an inordinate fascination with esoteric trivia... ;D

Thanks for making the effort.  I must say, I really love the helpfulness and curiosity of OW-ites.  Or should we be called OW-ers?  Given my increasing creakiness in the joints, OW-ers may be more appropriate for me, but I do not wish to brush young OW folks with the same brush.

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Re: Iceman? or Jasmin?
« Reply #13 on: March 29, 2011, 03:03:13 pm »
The bad puns here a just killing me, just killing me....

Kathy W.

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Re: Iceman? or Jasmin?
« Reply #14 on: March 29, 2011, 04:48:30 pm »

I watch Mythbusters, so I'm impervious to bad puns.  Bring 'em on.

I was going to try searching for all the other ships in a group and see if it led to our mystery J ship, but I can't make out the names of the others, either.  Except Everest.  And possibly Robin, though even that looks like it might be something else.  Does anyone have the other names figured out?