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Re: Lost overboard by an idiot... (...or any other reason!)
« Reply #975 on: December 12, 2016, 07:45:39 am »
Albatross 1st August 1908 Naval Station Cavite
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The medical officer condemned and ordered thrown overboard 1 box mustard.

A lot of the stuff recently condemned had only just been received on board.  I wonder what the fish made of this offering.

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Re: Lost overboard by an idiot... (...or any other reason!)
« Reply #976 on: December 12, 2016, 09:34:34 pm »
No idea at all Hurlock because if you've eaten hot mustard you have a long cold drink of water...would that still work for fish?  ::) ;D

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Re: Lost overboard by an idiot... (...or any other reason!)
« Reply #977 on: January 22, 2017, 11:03:06 pm »
The start of another long list of dredging equipment by Albatross on the seabed of the Philippines.
Nov 5 1908
At 5:00 stopped and sounded, 340 fms. Sounding wire carried away at machine; lost 340 fms. wire, thermometer, water-bottle, sounding cup.  Put over 12' Tanner trawl and towed 7 minutes.  Net caught and bridle stops carried away.

Nov 6 1908
Sounding wire carried away at machine; lost 689 fms. of wire and all the sounding gear.
Soon after..
Sounded. Found 1498 fms. Lost 698 fms. wire.
consequently
run off 355 fms. of bad sounding wire and expended it.  Replaced new stray line

Nov 9th 1908
Trawl fouled on bottom. Started to heave in at 4:10, up at 4:58, and found had lost trawl and net with all equipment.

4th March 1909
Frame up at 9:05; net lost.

Frame up at 11:34; net carried away.

net carried away with frame and double-cone weight.
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Re: Lost overboard by an idiot... (...or any other reason!)
« Reply #978 on: January 23, 2017, 02:16:58 pm »
Albatross November 8th 1908
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Medical Officer surveyed and condemned 240 lbs. sourkraut and ordered it thrown overboard.

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Re: Lost overboard by an idiot... (...or any other reason!)
« Reply #979 on: January 23, 2017, 06:35:34 pm »
Very sour sourkraut?

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Re: Lost overboard by an idiot... (...or any other reason!)
« Reply #980 on: January 23, 2017, 08:55:27 pm »
I wonder if a lot of local fish ended up with acid tummy aches?  :o

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Re: Lost overboard by an idiot... (...or any other reason!)
« Reply #981 on: September 22, 2017, 08:25:48 pm »
HMS Grafton 29 January 1916:

Lost overboard by accident: Oars, ash, 8 in No; Belts, Life, Patt 301, 8 in No; Sailing Tiller, 1 in No; Fenders, 8 in No; Hand scrubbers, 2 in No; Barricoe, 1 in No; Oilskin Suit, 1 in No

Can't help wondering how this happened?  ???  (The previous day's log has an entry "Boys away boat pulling" ...)

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Re: Lost overboard by an idiot... (...or any other reason!)
« Reply #982 on: September 22, 2017, 11:02:41 pm »
Boys will be boys?
Though if that was the case, I suspect they did some rapid growing up :-X



It's been quiet here....

Don't your whalers make some contributions, Joan? ;D
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Re: Lost overboard by an idiot... (...or any other reason!)
« Reply #983 on: Today at 12:43:40 pm »
Well you would think they could lose quite a lot with some of those heavy seas. I'll keep an eye out for things lost though it's mostly a whaling iron lost with a whale...or a ship that's dumped itself overboard by dint of quarreling with an unmapped piece of rock or sandspit (get a move on please Geodetic Survey Vessels! :D::)  I guess that they don't have to send in a docket to an official about loses so, perhaps, they don't record them.   :)