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HMS Southampton
« on: February 28, 2012, 08:16:34 pm »
I came across this on the NEW release of log pages

https://s3.amazonaws.com/oldweather/ADM53-85369/0003_1.jpg

It gives a lot of detail about the ship which may be of interest to some of you.

This one lists the weather instruments, guns and boats

https://s3.amazonaws.com/oldweather/ADM53-85369/0004_1.jpg
 :) :)
« Last Edit: February 28, 2012, 08:21:26 pm by studentforever »

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Re: HMS Southampton
« Reply #1 on: February 29, 2012, 01:15:20 am »
I came across this on the NEW release of log pages

https://s3.amazonaws.com/oldweather/ADM53-85369/0003_1.jpg

It gives a lot of detail about the ship which may be of interest to some of you.

This one lists the weather instruments, guns and boats

https://s3.amazonaws.com/oldweather/ADM53-85369/0004_1.jpg
 :) :)

I love these pages, and so do the historians.  They only happen in the original log books that stay with the ship of the whole voyage, not in the monthly copies mailed back home.  And they are usually filled out in detail only at the start of an official voyage.  So they are very rare. 

This is a good thread to post this in, but I'm also going to copy your post in "If you find letters or other..." to be sure it gets found.

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« Reply #2 on: February 29, 2012, 08:29:33 am »
Thanks for posting - I can now resume my captaincy of Southampton! I note that the handwriting hasn't improved since my first stint on board  :(

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« Reply #3 on: February 29, 2012, 01:24:12 pm »
You said it about the handwriting.  By the way I decided that something which looked like alpha A was actually LA or light airs.  He also used C for calm.  They are definitely into saluting each other, we must have spent a fortune on suitable rounds, I wonder what HM ships (especially subs) do these days.

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« Reply #4 on: February 29, 2012, 01:37:19 pm »
Texting a 21-gun salute just wouldn't be the same ::)

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« Reply #5 on: February 29, 2012, 03:53:19 pm »
Texting a 21-gun salute just wouldn't be the same ::)

 :D :D :D


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« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2012, 09:35:50 pm »
There's a lot of military ceremonial going on post war and this is just one involving the Leinster Regiment.

https://s3.amazonaws.com/oldweather/ADM53-85371/0019_1.jpg

I do wonder what they did with the guns during the service though.

More information about the regiment can be found here

http://www.leinster-regiment-association.org.uk/

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« Reply #7 on: March 20, 2012, 11:44:04 pm »
I came across this on the NEW release of log pages

https://s3.amazonaws.com/oldweather/ADM53-85369/0003_1.jpg

It gives a lot of detail about the ship which may be of interest to some of you.

This one lists the weather instruments, guns and boats

https://s3.amazonaws.com/oldweather/ADM53-85369/0004_1.jpg
 :) :)


I love these pages, and so do the historians.  They only happen in the original log books that stay with the ship of the whole voyage, not in the monthly copies mailed back home.  And they are usually filled out in detail only at the start of an official voyage.  So they are very rare. 

This is a good thread to post this in, but I'm also going to copy your post in "If you find letters or other..." to be sure it gets found.

I 'found' some of these in Dalhousie and Hood early on when I was a REAL newbie - I didn't realise they were 'special!!'  :'( I DID log the data as 'EVENT - OTHER but NOW wish I had 'pulled them.  I'll see if I can retrace my steps from a long time ago and get them to here. :-[

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« Reply #8 on: March 20, 2012, 11:56:53 pm »
There's a lot of military ceremonial going on post war and this is just one involving the Leinster Regiment.

https://s3.amazonaws.com/oldweather/ADM53-85371/0019_1.jpg

I do wonder what they did with the guns during the service though.

More information about the regiment can be found here

http://www.leinster-regiment-association.org.uk/
My guess is that it would not be a particularly long affair and that the party would stand at ease or attention by the colours. It seems odd that a naval or marine detachment should be involved in a ceremonial with infantry colours. Perhaps just taking them home after the regiment's departure?
I mention this as an opportunity to draw attention to this remarkable use of the apostrophe:
"Regimental History of the Prince of Wale's Leinster Regiment (Royal Canadians) published in 1924."
from this link.
« Last Edit: March 20, 2012, 11:58:42 pm by Bunting Tosser »

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« Reply #9 on: March 21, 2012, 08:15:04 am »
That's a new one. I did once see 'Wooster's' in a shop window over a display of apples.

Do you think OW makes us pedantic or does OW attract pedants?

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« Reply #10 on: March 21, 2012, 10:45:01 am »
If ya'll haven't read it already, I highly recommend the book "Eats, Shoots & Leaves"

Perfect for us  ;D

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« Reply #11 on: March 21, 2012, 05:57:46 pm »
Very entertaining book.
At school we had First Aid in English which included such gems as 'If your baby does not like cold milk, boil it', as well as collective nouns for the most amazing groups - I always liked 'an exaltation of larks'.

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« Reply #12 on: March 21, 2012, 07:27:56 pm »
I'm fond of a Murder of Crows

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Re: HMS Southampton
« Reply #13 on: March 21, 2012, 08:34:14 pm »
Very entertaining book.
At school we had First Aid in English which included such gems as 'If your baby does not like cold milk, boil it', as well as collective nouns for the most amazing groups - I always liked 'an exaltation of larks'.

As befits the turn this thread has taken  ::) I have to protest.
Although th'internet returns many "exaltations of larks" it/they are wrong. As I have known for more than half a century (that sounds classy, eh?) it is " an exultation of larks". Any user of Hymns Ancient & Modern, Book of Common Prayer, not to mention the Bible, will tell you:
"exalt" means to raise, or be raised or achieve a higher rank or authority, whereas 
"exult" means to rejoice or praise.
Unfortunately, as the words seem similar, many people think they are interchangeable.
If you have enjoyed this presentation please let me know; I can provide a similar service for "alternate"and "alternative".  ;)

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Re: HMS Southampton
« Reply #14 on: March 21, 2012, 08:40:57 pm »
Do you do "continual" and "continuous" as well?