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Tegwen

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Re: What does this say?
« Reply #30 on: March 23, 2012, 01:25:27 pm »
HMS Moorhen:

Can someone help me with this https://s3.amazonaws.com/oldweather/ADM53-80944/017_0.jpg ? There is a reference at 14:00 to something that could be a place or a ship. It looks to me like "Tamar" but could it be "Taiwan"? There's no dot so it's probably not the latter.

Undoubtedly Tamar.

You can see a postcard of  her here http://forum.oldweather.org/index.php?topic=2615.msg38310#msg38310 and there is also lots more information on her. I am sure Caro would love to have you on board as a member of her crew.

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Re: What does this say?
« Reply #31 on: March 23, 2012, 07:14:12 pm »
What an interesting photograph!  Thanks for posting.

C.

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Re: What does this say?
« Reply #32 on: March 29, 2012, 07:59:10 pm »
Is this "Sightsetters + telephone numbers at drill." ?
and what do telephone numbers do? ::)

https://s3.amazonaws.com/oldweather/ADM53-82271/0011_0.jpg

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Re: What does this say?
« Reply #33 on: March 29, 2012, 08:13:50 pm »
He must have meant "operators" - one of the funnier mistakes! ;D

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Re: What does this say?
« Reply #34 on: March 29, 2012, 09:29:11 pm »
Thanks Janet, that makes sense ;D

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Re: What does this say?
« Reply #35 on: March 31, 2012, 10:32:33 pm »
Does anyone know what the missing word is and what it means?

Squadron spread on ~ 106o 5 miles apart.

https://s3.amazonaws.com/oldweather/ADM53-82271/0026_0.jpg

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Re: What does this say?
« Reply #36 on: March 31, 2012, 10:56:35 pm »
It looks like "line" to me, but then 106 degrees doesn't make sense.  Unless they are talking about the angle they see the ship just ahead of them at.

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Re: What does this say?
« Reply #37 on: March 31, 2012, 11:34:07 pm »
I wondered about line too...

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Re: What does this say?
« Reply #38 on: April 01, 2012, 02:42:06 am »
I agree with "line".
Two possibilities occur to me. At least one is a red herring.

HMS Raleigh shows that she is sailing on a course of 016o. If the other ships of the squadron are "dead abeam" to starboard they would be at an angle of 90o  to HMS Raleigh. 90 + 16 = 106, so a line drawn across their bows would be at 106o (from North). Two days before the course was 012o and HMS Constance "proceeded to take station 6 miles 102o from Flag." That's 90 + the course, again. (The next day the course was 008o and took station 98o.)
OR
They are in a line (in the first instance)16o on the starboard quarter (16o behind abeam) and in the second instance - 12o.

The former is a very tempting conclusion, but I don't actually know.
« Last Edit: April 01, 2012, 02:53:36 am by Bunting Tosser »

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Re: What does this say?
« Reply #39 on: April 01, 2012, 07:17:19 am »
Thanks Janet + Bunts!
(At first I read it as line, but then the more I looked the less sure I was ::))

Kathy

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Re: What does this say?
« Reply #40 on: April 01, 2012, 03:29:40 pm »
Is the name of the port Gunada - I simply cannot read this name  ;D

https://s3.amazonaws.com/oldweather/ADM53-88501/009_0.jpg

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Re: What does this say?
« Reply #41 on: April 01, 2012, 03:55:45 pm »
Is the name of the port Gunada - I simply cannot read this name  ;D

https://s3.amazonaws.com/oldweather/ADM53-88501/009_0.jpg

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I've no idea what part of the world you're in, but it looks to me more like Grenada - does this make any sense?

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Re: What does this say?
« Reply #42 on: April 01, 2012, 05:14:59 pm »
Thanks - I think Grenada fits - I just couldn't tell for sure!  ;D

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Re: What does this say?
« Reply #43 on: April 05, 2012, 05:02:07 am »
Can someone please tell me -

1) where is the ship?

2) what was lost overboard?

https://s3.amazonaws.com/oldweather/ADM53-70660/0041_1.jpg
 ???  :P

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Re: What does this say?
« Reply #44 on: April 05, 2012, 05:11:18 am »
Hi Kathy,
The lost overboard is '1 three inch steel rule'.

The place? Any clues about the general location?

Cheers, Steeleye