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Re: Lost overboard by an idiot... (...or any other reason!)
« Reply #30 on: November 02, 2011, 11:33:03 pm »
On board HMS Virago in August 1918 in Hong Kong and a stoker has returned drunk from shore leave. He was sent to "Jamal" under escort - can't work out his name.
See the 5:40 entry.

Also a "Hand Lead (14 lbs)" was lost overboard. Anyone know what this is?

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM%2053-67700/ADM%2053-67700-030_0.jpg


That name is Quinn.

The hand lead is for manual sounding. (More in a jiffy.)

"By the Mark Twain!" (You know that tale, of course.)

An excellent explanation of more than you need to know about depth sounding, if you follow the links in the first three posts.

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Re: Lost overboard by an idiot... (...or any other reason!)
« Reply #31 on: November 02, 2011, 11:33:43 pm »
Juno's log, 30 January 1916:  http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM_53-45466/ADM%2053-45466-018_0.jpg

Duty hand taking in stores.  One 100 lb. Cask of Pork lost overboard whilst hoisting on board.

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Re: Lost overboard by an idiot... (...or any other reason!)
« Reply #32 on: November 02, 2011, 11:34:51 pm »
HMS Armadale Castle 5th June 1917 Birkenhead

"Lost overboard by accident one barrel of pork
2nd gig badly damaged by coal barge"

Oh, it's good to be back.

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Re: Lost overboard by an idiot... (...or any other reason!)
« Reply #33 on: November 02, 2011, 11:35:25 pm »
Juno's log, 8 January 1916:  http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM_53-45466/ADM%2053-45466-007_0.jpg

7.00 One Deck Clock Patt. No 306 lost overboard by accident.

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Re: Lost overboard by an idiot... (...or any other reason!)
« Reply #34 on: November 02, 2011, 11:38:25 pm »

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« Reply #35 on: November 02, 2011, 11:44:24 pm »
This list of "Gear Lost Overboard During Passage From Plymouth to Bermuda" was inserted in the Curlew's log and scanned with the page for Dec 21st, 1922. Interesting!

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« Reply #36 on: November 02, 2011, 11:47:21 pm »
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-37095/ADM-53-37095-207_1.jpg

The Carnarvon's been through some very strong winds this morning, and not surprisingly some stuff has been lost overboard by accident, listed at 10am.

Is that second item really "Mat Cocoa door, 1"?  ???

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« Reply #37 on: November 02, 2011, 11:48:34 pm »
It's never seemed more apt - every single time HMS Carnarvon takes on coal, at least one coal bag is lost overboard by accident. Every single time. I've never seen such consistant 'accidents'...

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Re: Lost overboard by an idiot... (...or any other reason!)
« Reply #38 on: November 02, 2011, 11:52:31 pm »
from HMS Patuca, 2 Dec 15

Can anyone assist with the entry at the beginning of the afternoon? - there are various things lost overboard - I think I can make out '2 swivels' as the second thing, and '2 brass ~' as the third, but nothing else. 
The log keeper also seems to have lost the ability to write legibly, and his pen, as I'm sure this is written in (blunt) pencil.

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Re: Lost overboard by an idiot... (...or any other reason!)
« Reply #39 on: November 02, 2011, 11:55:38 pm »
December 1918 on Rinaldo - Lost overboard by neglect crutches boat gun metal - value 3.10.1/2.  What on earth is a crutches boat?  Or have I misread it?

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM%2053-57918/ADM%2053-57918-012_1.jpg

for an explanation of boats' crutches see the rest of the same thread

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Re: Lost overboard by an idiot... (...or any other reason!)
« Reply #40 on: November 03, 2011, 12:00:44 am »


Why can't they just go to the bottom of the dry dock and pick it up?!  ;D

...Lost by accident, lantern, storeroom, patt 275.  patt 275 would refer to model or type.

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Re: Lost overboard by an idiot... (...or any other reason!)
« Reply #41 on: November 03, 2011, 12:02:58 am »
Another odd name of something lost overboard - what is a gauges crusher, or possibly a crusher of gauges?

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM%2053-57919/ADM%2053-57919-013_1.jpg

I guess that reads: Gauges, Crusher, 1 in No, lost overboard.
A crusher gauge is an instrument for measuring the explosive force of gunpowder.

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Re: Lost overboard by an idiot... (...or any other reason!)
« Reply #42 on: November 03, 2011, 12:04:30 am »
Clio's log, 17 October 1917: http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-38071/ADM%2053-38071-011_1.jpg

...note at 2:30 pm or so:  "Bottle of Slip lost overboard by accident."  "slip"?  what does that mean?

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Re: Lost overboard by an idiot... (...or any other reason!)
« Reply #43 on: November 03, 2011, 12:08:00 am »
Anyone have any idea what a Piasaba (best reading) brush is?  Lots of mention of brushes on the forum but not that  :-\

Lost at 1130:

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM_53-53574/ADM%2053-53574-017_1.jpg

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Re: Lost overboard by an idiot... (...or any other reason!)
« Reply #44 on: November 03, 2011, 12:10:19 am »
Hi Everybody

I have some problems transcribing an event aboard the RMS Sutlej, 6th Feb 1917, at 1 pm.
I can make out the text: "Lost overboard by accident..."

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-61861/ADM 53-61861-006_0.jpg

Cheers,
Teddy

PS: If some one can tell me what it sais at 5pm. Something with "Read ??? No 87 & 88"

5pm is 'Read warrants No 87 & 88'

Looks to me like the other one says 'lost overboard by accident lanterns torpedo'. Can't read the next line.