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Bunting Tosser

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Re: Worse things happen at sea
« Reply #30 on: April 06, 2011, 02:15:50 pm »
mutabilitie,

We've just lost '9 7/8 Pints Rum',

HMS Cricket:
10.45 received on board 39 cases victualling stores per Lavers & Clark (one jar of rum damaged & empty)

On the face of it, we didn't sign for it so we didn't lose it.

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Re: Worse things happen at sea
« Reply #31 on: April 06, 2011, 02:19:49 pm »
mutabilitie,

We've just lost '9 7/8 Pints Rum',

HMS Cricket:
10.45 received on board 39 cases victualling stores per Lavers & Clark (one jar of rum damaged & empty)

On the face of it, we didn't sign for it so we didn't lose it.
But they still 'received' the jar, even though it was damaged & empty?

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Re: Worse things happen at sea
« Reply #32 on: April 06, 2011, 02:28:07 pm »
JJ

Reciprocal arrangement?
8.00 Dressed ship with American ensigns


Further evidence: (14th July)
"8.01 Dressed ship with French ensign "

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Re: Worse things happen at sea
« Reply #33 on: April 06, 2011, 02:39:50 pm »
An example of naval cross-dressing, you mean? ;)

Bunting Tosser

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Re: Worse things happen at sea
« Reply #34 on: April 06, 2011, 03:03:29 pm »
Or a summer salad: Cricket with French dressing.

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Re: Worse things happen at sea
« Reply #35 on: April 06, 2011, 03:49:19 pm »
12.45 Received on board "360 American gallons" paraffin from APC Shanghai

Necessary precision, not an indication of the origin of the product.
It is one of the few American things that is smaller than other people's.
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Re: Worse things happen at sea
« Reply #36 on: April 06, 2011, 04:32:11 pm »
Shanghai, July, temperatures 80+,
Previous weather code - oc.
Subsequent weather code - oc.

Can anyone construe the attached code differently from what seems, to me, the obvious reading?


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Re: Worse things happen at sea
« Reply #37 on: April 06, 2011, 04:47:28 pm »
If I really stare until my eyes dry up,  it kind of looks like "s".  If I squint, it looks like "s".  If I take off my glasses, leave the room & stand on my head, it still looks like "s".  Drugs might help, but the other people who transcribe this page would have have the same medication. 

Snow in Shanghai at 86 degrees!  Weather used to be so unpredictable!    :o


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Re: Worse things happen at sea
« Reply #38 on: April 06, 2011, 04:51:57 pm »
Thanks for all your efforts, hope it didn't spoil your hair-do.

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Re: Worse things happen at sea
« Reply #39 on: April 06, 2011, 04:56:46 pm »
Well, it kind of did, but it was well worth it. thank you for noticing.

 ??? (I'm borrowing this emoticon to signify "messed up hair" from headstand in attempt to visualize the letter "s" into something it isn't.)
« Last Edit: April 07, 2011, 01:22:04 am by farrelly »

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Re: Worse things happen at sea
« Reply #40 on: April 06, 2011, 05:17:04 pm »
I always quite liked Gary Dourdan's (as Warrick Brown) moderate afro.
You could start a revival.

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Re: Worse things happen at sea
« Reply #41 on: April 06, 2011, 06:04:11 pm »
Shanghai 11th August, anticipating "The Glorious Twelfth":

4.40 Typhoon warning gun fired & signal hoisted on shore station

In harbour, so probably protected from the worst; highest wind force 9 but continued for two days.


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Re: Worse things happen at sea
« Reply #42 on: April 06, 2011, 06:10:16 pm »
We have typhoon warnings all the time on the Rosario - never seen anything very windy.

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Re: Worse things happen at sea
« Reply #43 on: April 06, 2011, 06:25:29 pm »
never seen anything very windy.

How windy is "very windy"?
Answer would be acceptable as a wind force or on trash can scale.  ;D


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Re: Worse things happen at sea
« Reply #44 on: April 06, 2011, 08:27:06 pm »
I've come across something similar before on the Manica. It appears to be some log-keeper's way of distinguishing heavy and light rain. So s in this context probably means something along the lines of 'light showers'.