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« Reply #15 on: October 29, 2010, 09:35:10 pm »
Veero,

You can find more about CURLEW at this time in http://www.naval-history.net/WW1z08America-Curlew.htm . The San Pedro visit is confirmed in the left hand column - taken from Times Archives.

Not too many weeks after the San Pedro visit, the US Navy suffered probably it's worst peacetime disaster not too far away at Point Honda, California - http://www.naval-history.net/WW1z07Americas.htm

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« Reply #16 on: October 29, 2010, 10:04:59 pm »
Another reprimand aboard the Laurentic, this time for speaking in an improper manner. I want to know what he said!  :o


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« Reply #17 on: October 29, 2010, 11:26:01 pm »
The last of Barrett's privateers:

Reminds me of the Caine Mutiney and the Strawberrys ;D
I can see Humphrey Bogart rolling the steel balls in his hand as he is grilled by the defence attorney. (Jose Ferrer?)

Great movie

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« Reply #18 on: October 30, 2010, 01:13:38 am »

Kenny:

Oh yeah!  Near the top of the list of Bogie's best, and that's saying a whole lot.  Bogie's my favorite actor.  I could watch that movie a hundred times.  Oh wait... I think I have.


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« Reply #19 on: October 30, 2010, 11:46:29 am »
Paint Overboard!  ;D


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« Reply #20 on: October 31, 2010, 12:25:11 pm »
HMS Crocus 28/07/1922
Need some cash ?  :D

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« Reply #21 on: November 01, 2010, 12:12:06 am »
As a former submariner I was delighted to spot a log entry from another age for HMS CHRISTOPHER in the South West Channel - a/c SW and increased speed. Airship C61 reported submarine.  Now that's not something you'll get to read that often.

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« Reply #22 on: November 01, 2010, 11:34:27 am »
HMS Crocus 17th September 1922

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« Reply #23 on: November 01, 2010, 02:07:12 pm »
HMS Crocus 28/07/1922
Need some cash ?  :D


I would love to know what all that was about!

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« Reply #24 on: November 03, 2010, 10:10:21 pm »
Still following HMS Amethyst, which having patrolled the eastern seaboard of South America for quite a while has headed over to Sierra Leone where she met HMS Britannia and from her came a nice cargo of bullion (I presume gold, I don't think you get chocolate bullion) to the value of ?1,000,000  [little finger held to mouth a la Dr Evil)

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« Reply #25 on: November 03, 2010, 11:00:54 pm »
Chocolate bullion would be nice though!  ;D

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« Reply #26 on: November 04, 2010, 12:11:08 pm »
HMS New Zealand on her post WW1 round-the-world tour with Admiral of the Fleet Viscount Jellicoe (and, apparently, his missus) in Melbourne in June 1919, while coaling ship -

Lost overboard by accident. Shovels 2 in no
56 bags coal 2 cwt

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-52665/ADM53-52665-069_0.jpg

Although it looks like the same handwriting it's written in with much blacker ink, as though later, or by someone else.  Was there a standard RN handwriting?

(So each bag of coal was a quarter of a ton?  56 bags all at once?  Did they have pallets?  Oh for a time machine...

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« Reply #27 on: November 04, 2010, 02:46:03 pm »
Coaling ship:

google images for "coaling ship"
see how "simple" it is http://www.gwpda.org/naval/wff01.htm
trying to clean up ship afterwards in image alongside HMS Goliath in http://www.naval-history.net/Oxon01-ShipList.htm

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« Reply #28 on: November 05, 2010, 09:27:43 am »
Wow!  Thank you, that's wonderful.

My mother remembers her father talking about hating coaling ship, when everyone had to get stuck in and get covered head to foot in coal dust.  He was really grateful when he got promoted (to some kind of petty officer, which isn't quite whati it says on the link...) and didn't have to do it any more.

On the photograph, it's marvellous how white the jolly matelots' tunics are.

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« Reply #29 on: November 05, 2010, 01:13:15 pm »
Hello

My ship had a Lieutenant Commander written up for exceeding the limit on his wine bill and drinking more glasses of spirits than allowed.

All best

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