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Worse things happen at sea
« on: April 04, 2011, 03:39:41 pm »
I realise that I have cluttered the Riveting Logs Entries with trivia (and I refrained from submitting some). So here is an option for curious_or_possibly_interesting_but_less_than_rivetting items.
I open with one from HMS Cricket:

8.30 two galvanised fire buckets accidentally lost overboard while exercising general fire stations (Patt No. 31)
« Last Edit: April 05, 2011, 03:29:01 am by Janet Jaguar »

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Re: Worse things happen at sea
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2011, 03:52:10 pm »
On the Patia, they've started charging people random amounts of money for items which were deemed to have been lost overboard by 'neglect' rather than an idiot. These include:
(One Car Broom lost overboard by neglect & charged 7.0 for it.) and (One Wooden Bucket lost overboard by neglect & charged for 5/-.).

Still puzzling over the 'car broom'. ???

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Re: Worse things happen at sea
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2011, 07:12:17 pm »

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Re: Worse things happen at sea
« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2011, 07:58:49 pm »
Et 2 log keeper?

yours -

Kathy W.

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Re: Worse things happen at sea
« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2011, 09:12:29 pm »
I didn't think things could get any funnier !
I was wrong !

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« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2011, 09:58:07 pm »
(same page http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM%2053-58287/ADM%2053-58287-005_0.jpg)

That's what happens when a man tries multi-tasking, even if it's as simple as having a wash:
 "Hand employed cleaning s(tarbord) hip".
« Last Edit: April 04, 2011, 10:00:52 pm by Bunting Tosser »

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Re: Worse things happen at sea
« Reply #6 on: April 05, 2011, 01:31:27 am »
HMS Cricket, again,

Try as I might, I cannot see this as anything other than oRd.
Seems an odd combination to me, unless they were sequential; immediately after writing R.
Any comments?

For information: recently, "Wind Force" has been entered as " .01???

He always uses upper case, so I don't think it's a huge "g", but I'll look for one.
« Last Edit: April 05, 2011, 01:37:11 am by Bunting Tosser »

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« Reply #7 on: April 05, 2011, 02:18:06 am »
I agree with your interpretation - it must have been sequential.  "Q" might have been a better description, but perhaps only from the comfy perspective of sitting in a cozy room 100+ years later.

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Re: Worse things happen at sea
« Reply #8 on: April 05, 2011, 02:36:56 am »
Farrelly,
Thanks for the help of your much younger eyes and the reminder about context: it was 0800 on a Monday morning. Not the best time for me, either.




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Re: Worse things happen at sea
« Reply #9 on: April 05, 2011, 03:29:56 am »
I've stickied this, so it gathers the same amount of fun.  Good idea! ;D

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Re: Worse things happen at sea
« Reply #10 on: April 05, 2011, 08:40:39 am »

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« Reply #11 on: April 05, 2011, 09:38:22 am »
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM_53-54580/ADM%2053-54580-007_0.jpg
The Patia is commemorating its former chief gunner (see 1.40pm entry), which is a nice touch - except that the man's name was Chetworth, not 'Cheetwood', as it says in the log. :-\

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« Reply #12 on: April 05, 2011, 10:09:17 am »
Somebody thought it was Friday the 13th, but then it turned out that it wasn't. ;D
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« Reply #13 on: April 05, 2011, 11:21:23 am »
Somebody thought it was Friday the 13th, but then it turned out that it wasn't.

Luckily he realised it was Weanesday - It is he, once more

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« Reply #14 on: April 05, 2011, 12:39:16 pm »
Somebody thought it was Friday the 13th, but then it turned out that it wasn't.

Luckily he realised it was Weanesday - It is he, once more
Indeed. I like to imagine that he had a name containing lots of d's (like 'Eawara') and that people constantly made fun of him. It's a very comforting thought while you're struggling with those sloppy d's... :-\