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jennfurr

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« Reply #30 on: November 06, 2010, 01:56:01 pm »
On 3 Feb 1916 en route from Jamaica to Bermuda, the HMS Leviathan saw a solar eclipse!!

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM_53-46568/ADM%2053-46568-004_1.jpg

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« Reply #31 on: November 06, 2010, 02:05:08 pm »
Wow !

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« Reply #32 on: November 06, 2010, 02:24:50 pm »
Hurricane!



All sorts of things blown away. Can't imagine being on a ship in force 12 winds! Can't imagine being anywhere in force 12 winds!

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« Reply #33 on: November 06, 2010, 07:22:39 pm »

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« Reply #34 on: November 06, 2010, 07:27:38 pm »
Amazing. No wonder there were bits falling off the poor old Laurentic left right and centre!

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« Reply #35 on: November 06, 2010, 09:24:32 pm »
Wow, really nasty weather - blurgh   :P

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« Reply #36 on: November 07, 2010, 11:33:03 pm »

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« Reply #37 on: November 08, 2010, 08:42:53 am »
On 3 Feb 1916 en route from Jamaica to Bermuda, the HMS Leviathan saw a solar eclipse!!

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM_53-46568/ADM%2053-46568-004_1.jpg
8) 8)

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« Reply #38 on: November 10, 2010, 02:01:57 pm »
It was just one of those days on the Argonaut, October 1914 .....



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« Reply #39 on: November 11, 2010, 11:29:02 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

If the middy keeping the log on HMS Amethyst had an eye for astronomy, his counterpart on HMS Phaeton seems to be more concerned with greengrocery: "1 bag of potatoes 112 lbs lost overboard by accdent" ::) Although I suppose, to be fair, he was probably told this dreadful accident needed to be recorded :D.

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« Reply #40 on: November 12, 2010, 09:43:33 pm »
HMS Phaeton docked at Birkenhead, 1 June 1915: "Leave to boys until 9.45 pm to attend picture palace" :).

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« Reply #41 on: November 12, 2010, 09:44:58 pm »
Aww ! I just wonder which 'movie' they were going to see !  :D

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« Reply #42 on: November 13, 2010, 12:05:01 pm »
Nice to know they thought about some light relief for the boys, even during the war!

From HMS New Zealand's log, 26 August 1919, while in port at Wellington (ahem, New Zealand) -

am and early pm:  "Hands employed as requisite..." (so far, so standard) "... and decorating ship"  (Oh, that's different)

early evening:     "Ship's Company held Ball"
                                   "1200 visitors"

Not sure if the 1200 visitors were all at the ball - they'be been recording lots of visitors (16,000+ on the first Saturday after they arrived, and 21,000+ on the Sunday), but they're shown as xxx Ship Visitors.

Anyway, did a WW1 battle cruiser have acres of open deck available for the holding of balls (I can remember at least two before this), like the sailing ships had?

And I wonder what the Ship's Company did for partners?

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« Reply #43 on: November 13, 2010, 12:09:35 pm »
I'm sure there would have been plenty of local girls who would have been more than willing to dance with a dashing sailor at a ball!  ;D

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« Reply #44 on: November 13, 2010, 05:32:55 pm »
Well, I don't think I'd call this actually "riveting", but it was something that I hadn't considered. On Feb 25th, 1921, after removing all their bags and hammocks, the entire of the crew of the Endeavour left the ship for the HMS Egmont except for 5 ratings so the ship could be fumigated.  Feel kind of sorry for the 5 who had to stay behind!