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Karijn

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Is this relevant barometer information?
« on: July 04, 2012, 03:07:35 pm »
And if it is, can somebody make sure it ends up with the right people?

http://s3.amazonaws.com/oldweather/ADM53-44877/ADM%2053-44877-010_1.jpg
(see noon)

Not that I know what it means, mind you. I can see that there are occasions on whick one would stow the barometer away, and I've seen them taking it up and down and up again on some occasions. But what does it have to do with...the Gunner? I am pretty sure it says Gunner...
Or would it be part of 'all charts and chronometers' that are taken away an hour or so later?

And last entry...whose office now???
« Last Edit: July 04, 2012, 03:12:11 pm by Karijn »

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Re: Is this relevant barometer information?
« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2012, 03:43:03 pm »
We have seen that from time to time. I usually just record it with an Event/Other. The lack of data tells the story.
You are just about at the end of your voyage (http://s3.amazonaws.com/oldweather/ADM53-44877/ADM%2053-44877-012_0.jpg)

Yes, I think it is Gunner. I don't know why.

The place they are taken to could be Sheerness:
http://www.geographic.org/geographic_names/name.php?uni=-3585159&fid=6465&c=united_kingdom
It is a town near Chatham.

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Re: Is this relevant barometer information?
« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2012, 03:55:32 pm »
It was Sheerness after all. I think you're right, but I didn't get the double-s at the end, and now I am too many blank pages gone ('twas indeed almost the end) to change it.  :-[
Let's just hope one of the other transcribers was smarter than me.
I recorded all as an event/other, so it should turn out right in the end.

Now I get april 1917. Aren't these logs usually for a year? Or just for twelve months and not necissarily a calendar year? /noob


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Re: Is this relevant barometer information?
« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2012, 04:12:18 pm »
Hope this helps ;D

From Janet's OldWeather Encyclopedia of Answers

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Original Logs
"Original Logs" are the books filled out by various lieutenants who were working the different watches, recording the events of the day.  These books are usually contain 2 or more months of data per volume, and all of them remain onboard the ship for the length of that voyage.  Individual volumes may start at random dates in the middle of the month.  Voyages go from when a crew is commissioned to sail the ship on a specific mission to when they are all paid off, usually a year or more later.  These books have multiple handwritings on each page and have errors scratched out and corrected and are frequently harder to read - especially if the weather is rough.  At the end of the voyage they are turned over to the Admiralty as a set.  Some of the original logs have wonderful inventories of their ships, listing all the armament and all the boats as well as a detailed statement of the kinds of engines.  Both times I found one of these, it was fun to transcribe.

See also "Copy Logs".

The large majority of our logs are Copies.  Some of them are Originals.  Sometimes when a both kinds are used for a ship, there is an overlap where some dates - or weeks - get transcribed twice.  This is much liked by the climatologists and historians, because it gives them a chance to check what errors were written by the various log-keepers.

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Copy Logs
"Copy Logs" are volumes containing a single month's information, copied over by a "writer" or lieutenant who hopefully has good handwriting (though smaller ships may not carry a specialist).  They start the first of every month, and each month the previous month's copy gets sent back to the Admiralty soonest possible.  Since they can do it when the ship is NOT being tossed by heavy waves, and since there is one consistant handwriting all the way through, they are usually easier to read.  And they are always neater, since the writer knows at the beginning of each day how many notes he will have to write.  If the writer has gotten into the groove and not paying attention to time, they may overrun into the next month until the writer runs out of paper.  These copies are why we have a detailed record from ships that were sunk and lost.

See also "Original Logs".

The large majority of our logs are Copies.  Some of them are Originals.  Sometimes when a both kinds are used for a ship, there is an overlap where some dates - or weeks - get transcribed twice.  This is much liked by the climatologists and historians, because it gives them a chance to check what errors were written by the various log-keepers.

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Re: Is this relevant barometer information?
« Reply #4 on: July 04, 2012, 05:30:01 pm »
Or would it be part of 'all charts and chronometers' that are taken away an hour or so later?
And last entry...whose office now???

"Navigating Officer transferred all charts & Chronometers to Sheerness"

"5.50 Returned Confidential Books to C. in C.'s Office"
C. in C. is Commander in Chief, presumably for the whole Sheerness harbor.

Clearly both an end to the voyage, and plans to do serious repairs or retirement for the ship herself.

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Re: Is this relevant barometer information?
« Reply #5 on: July 04, 2012, 08:00:41 pm »
The Commander in Chief thing I already transcribed properly, then.
Thanks for pointing out the editing options, I have to admit I hadn't found that one yet.

It's oddly fascinating to see then sending all the thermometers and chronometers and logs to Sheerness and really preparing for leaving the ship, last entry being about paying off the men, and then it stops.
And up until the very last morning the men are scrubbing and painting as if it's any other morning...

I'm off to edit some Sheerness :D

Thanks again, both of you, you guys really are a very lovely and supportive community!

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Re: Is this relevant barometer information?
« Reply #6 on: July 04, 2012, 08:18:56 pm »
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Re: Is this relevant barometer information?
« Reply #7 on: July 05, 2012, 12:40:08 am »
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Re: Is this relevant barometer information?
« Reply #8 on: July 05, 2012, 08:08:29 am »
And what are you 50 pounds?
And where are you going?
And who are you going?
And when you come back?
Do you have to go there?
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after an hour.
And what are you 50 pounds?
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Re: Is this relevant barometer information?
« Reply #9 on: July 05, 2012, 10:53:00 am »
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Re: Is this relevant barometer information?
« Reply #10 on: July 05, 2012, 08:00:31 pm »
I'm a little further into April with Intrepid.

She appears to have got the barometer and thermometers back but is not recording a chartroom temperature even though I think she has a mercurial barometer.

Hopefully someone will put the midshipman who's probably taking the readings right soon