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DJ_59

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Riveting Log Entries
« on: October 20, 2010, 07:01:11 pm »

Hi, everyone.

We're all seeing a lot of extremely interesting log entries.  We might have to wade through a pile of same ol' before we see one, but we get them.  Orrery66 told me about her ship chasing down an American ship, firing across the bow, boarding and leaving with two German prisoners.  Someone else posted about a ship that lost a man overboard, and it was logged with a touch of personalization and implied emotion.  Funerals have been mentioned, sailors playing like children on the deck, families seeing the ships off.  All kinds of things that stand out.  I saw one where a mechanical failure was described in slightly salty terms.  That was fun.  If you have any of those, please post them here for everyone to see.  Thanks.

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Re: Riveting Log Entries
« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2010, 07:09:24 pm »

I'm copying this from a message in "The Human Aspect".  They're similar topics, but they both have their own place here.  That one is for the things specifically about people, while this one could include anything out of the ordinary that makes for exciting or, as the topic says, riveting reading and gets the imagination going.  Paints a picture, let's say.


:) Well I found a non-letter symbol. I have seen others but this one was very interestingNow tell me if I am seeing this wrong but I see a  drawing of a balloon with the word God printed inside it and strings on the bottom to indicate upward flight  I have come to this conclusion after reading the script.
Aug 4, 1919
HMS Nairana

According to the log they have sent out a search party evreyday for the last five days,

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Re: Riveting Log Entries
« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2010, 07:57:36 pm »
Here's one from the Welland from 24 Feb 1918. This was stapled to the front of the page for that day. Apparently the ship ran into a gale and suffered a loss of some material.

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Re: Riveting Log Entries
« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2010, 06:31:21 am »
Amazing what you can lose in a good gale  ;)  Excellent for balancing your accounts!

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Re: Riveting Log Entries
« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2010, 08:15:38 pm »
Earlier today I found this: a sighting of a comet, off the coast of Brasil:



I posted this in the forum of Galaxy Zoo, and soon Zookeeper Chris let us know this would have been Comet Mellish - thanks!
http://www.galaxyzooforum.org/index.php?topic=278414.0



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Re: Riveting Log Entries
« Reply #5 on: October 22, 2010, 08:34:26 pm »
 :D Awesome Tsering  well spotted!

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Re: Riveting Log Entries
« Reply #6 on: October 23, 2010, 12:40:21 am »

That's really something!  Not what you expect to read in these logs at all.  But then I'm starting to figure out that anything might show up.


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Re: Riveting Log Entries
« Reply #7 on: October 23, 2010, 09:34:51 pm »

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« Reply #8 on: October 24, 2010, 03:53:56 am »

ALSO unexpected! 

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« Reply #9 on: October 24, 2010, 02:26:11 pm »
The evening activities on the HMS Crocus are very interesting !  :D

12th October 1921
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM%2053-74526/ADM%2053-74526-137_0.jpg

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Re: Riveting Log Entries
« Reply #10 on: October 25, 2010, 07:25:01 pm »
That's wonderful  ;D

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« Reply #11 on: October 27, 2010, 11:50:33 pm »
Hi everyone,
I posted this over in a different thread, but it was suggested that this qualifies as a Riveting Entry.
The Ernest Shackleton came aboard my ship and I thought that was pretty neat!

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-34544/ADM%2053-34544-003_1.jpg

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Re: Riveting Log Entries
« Reply #12 on: October 29, 2010, 10:50:49 am »
Most interesting thing I've had happen so far is that one of my crew was reprimanded for falling asleep on watch. Thing is, both he and someone else (the captain possibly?) have signed the log entry, presumably to verify its accuracy.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-46282/ADM53-46282-067_0.jpg

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« Reply #13 on: October 29, 2010, 06:27:17 pm »
The Curlew has been spending several days in San Pedro (Los Angeles, California).  Every afternoon the ship is open to visitors.  On 22 June 1923 they dressed the ship in honour of  the Anniversary of the Coronation of His Majesty King George V.  They fired a 21 gun salute.

Not riveting, maybe, but certainly interesting.

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« Reply #14 on: October 29, 2010, 09:14:39 pm »
who nicked my tatties! log entry from HMS Amethyst off the coast of Uruguay: "8.0 80lbs potatoes stolen during night"

That is serious midnight munchies  ;D