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lollia paolina

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Re: Thetis -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #15 on: April 07, 2013, 12:51:46 pm »
I just came across this:

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Thetis/vol004of024/vol004_116_1.jpg

Somebody on Thetis cut away one page from the log book. No data went lost and everything is in perfect chronological order.
Possibly something went wrong while recording events and the Navigating Officer preferred to cut the page away and re-write a nice clear record :)

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Re: Thetis -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #16 on: April 07, 2013, 12:56:15 pm »
That's a first.  We've had plenty of crossed out page, but never before cut out.  I suppose it makes sense in a 2-page logbook, if it's the second page of the day; you don't have to rewrite all the weather data.

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Re: Thetis -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #17 on: April 07, 2013, 10:12:08 pm »
Cutting a page would be illegal nowadays - some logs even have an included string that would supposedly show if that happened. Maybe that's the page that described the alien encounter we've been covering up for so long?

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Re: Thetis -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #18 on: April 07, 2013, 10:26:43 pm »
Ahh, the sea-borne Roswell Event.   ;D




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Re: Thetis -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #19 on: April 07, 2013, 10:43:50 pm »
 ;D ;D

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Re: Thetis -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #20 on: April 07, 2013, 11:37:34 pm »
 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

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Re: Thetis -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #21 on: April 08, 2013, 02:21:36 pm »
 ;D :P

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Re: Thetis -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #23 on: April 14, 2013, 03:19:37 pm »
Complement of Petty Officers, Seamen, Ordinary Seamen, Landsmen, Boys, and Marines
[Rates and number of people - should help for deciphering ratings.]

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Thetis/vol004of024/vol004_006_0.jpg

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Re: Thetis -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #24 on: April 14, 2013, 11:10:46 pm »
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Received on board the following articles for cabin  1 set (complete No 22) china, glass and plated ware. 2 mattresses, 2 pillows. 2 toilet sets. 1 set cooking utensils, 1 set linen (table and bed.)

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Re: Thetis -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #25 on: April 15, 2013, 10:38:11 pm »
2 beds, but one set linen for table and one for bed? Hmmmmm...weird! ::)

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Re: Thetis -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #26 on: April 15, 2013, 10:47:08 pm »
I wondered about that too ;D

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Re: Thetis -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #27 on: April 16, 2013, 03:24:08 am »
I would imagine that a full set of linen would include sheets, etc.,  for both beds.  ;)

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Re: Thetis -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #28 on: April 20, 2013, 10:28:34 pm »
I have been looking up a lot of things. I have added some to OWpedia and Sail and Wind Powered Sailing Terms, but some seemed either too specialized or not important enough so I created Terms found in US log books and put them there. Feel free to add your own finds, from log books for Thetis or other ships, to the topic.

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Re: Thetis -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #29 on: August 29, 2013, 12:19:39 pm »
USRS Thetis is providing not only weather reports, but something that might interest an etomologist as well:

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Thetis/vol005of024/vol005_132_0.jpg

Thetis, November 26th, 1887. She at anchor in Departure Bay, Vancouver Island.
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