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How difficult to transcribe are the currently available log pages of the Thetis, relative to other ships?

1-STAR:  Easy log ‒ excellent for new transcribers
1 (50%)
2-STARS:  Intermediate log ‒ good for all transcribers
0 (0%)
3-STARS:  Challenging log ‒ suitable for experienced transcribers or new transcribers willing to take on a challenge
0 (0%)
4-STARS:  Very challenging log ‒ suitable only for experienced transcribers because of highly variable formats
0 (0%)
Sometimes one level, sometimes very much another; please explain this in a reply to this topic
1 (50%)

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Randi

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Re: Thetis -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #30 on: August 29, 2013, 12:29:24 pm »
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Re: Thetis -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #31 on: August 29, 2013, 02:17:53 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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They used the logbook to whack a mosquito!!!
One down, 10 million to go.   ;D

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Re: Thetis -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #32 on: August 30, 2013, 11:11:57 am »
Perfect specimen!  :D :D :D

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Re: Thetis -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #33 on: September 09, 2013, 07:46:02 pm »
Ahoy Thetsians  (is that correct?) ???

The Crew of the Patterson greets you from far in the future (November 17, 1913 to be exact).  And brings you a shoe for your gig that the Commanding Officer of the Bering Sea fleet wanted you to have.

Keep an eye out for us in your logs

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Re: Thetis -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #34 on: November 17, 2013, 03:18:38 pm »
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Re: Thetis -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #35 on: December 29, 2013, 03:04:31 pm »
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Re: Thetis -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #36 on: January 22, 2014, 08:51:57 pm »
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Re: Thetis -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #37 on: February 15, 2014, 12:47:14 pm »
Hello from Bear!
After thinking that it would be great to see a photo of them hoisting the reindeer on board, a bit of searching led to 'The arctic adventures of Thetis' which actually mentions Bear quite a lot as well. And does indeed include a photo of a dangling reindeer (page 9) - it's not a great photo but still.

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Re: Thetis -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #38 on: February 15, 2014, 01:00:49 pm »
Thanks jil!

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« Last Edit: February 19, 2014, 07:11:25 pm by Randi »

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Re: Thetis -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #40 on: February 19, 2014, 07:00:15 pm »
Off to Montevideo...
Merid. to 4 P.M.     Clear + pleasant. calm to light airs from NE. Barometer steady. At 1.15 spread fires. At 1.45 made Gen. Sig. 4890, Flagship answered 904.At 1.50 hove up port anchor. At 2.00 let go starboard anchor, engine not turning over on account of hot condenser. At 2.50 hove up starboard anchor + got under way. Stood out of harbor Navigator in charge. At 3.00 Flagship signalled International Code B.Q.R. answered R.S.J. Unbent starboard chain + got both anchors on the bow. U.S. Consul visited the ship. Swinging ship for compass deviation. Ship's draft 13.6 forward 15.6 aft.

http://www.davidrumsey.com/luna/servlet/detail/RUMSEY~8~1~3689~340031:General-chart-of-the-coasts-of-Bras?sort=Pub_List_No_InitialSort%2CPub_Date%2CPub_List_No%2CSeries_No&qvq=q:monte%2Bvideo;sort:Pub_List_No_InitialSort%2CPub_Date%2CPub_List_No%2CSeries_No;lc:RUMSEY~8~1&mi=1&trs=2
Note that main map is rotated so that north is, roughly, to the right.
« Last Edit: February 19, 2014, 07:12:38 pm by Randi »

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Re: Thetis -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #41 on: February 19, 2014, 10:46:24 pm »
M. Scanlan (Sea) was confined in double irons by order of Commanding Officer to await trial by Court Martial. M. Scanlan (Sea) + James M. Cunningham (Sea) were furnished with copies of specifications against them.

The following Officers detailed by the Commanding Officer met at 10 A.M. for the trial by Summary Court Martial of James M. Cunningham (Sea) + Michael Scanlan (Sea) :- R. F. Lopez, Ensign, USN, Senior Member, Ensigns M. C. Gorgas + T. G. Dewey, Members + Asst Paymaster J. Q. Lovell, Recorder  At 11.55 the Court adjourned till 1 P.M.

At 9.30 inspected crew at quarters + called "all hands to muster." Read sentence of Summary Court Martial in the case of James M. Cunningham (Sea) + M. Scanlan (Sea) which convened on board this vessel on the 1'st inst. Sentence in the case of J. Cunningham  :- To be confined in double irons for 30 days on bread + water except full rations every fifth day, + , subject to the approval of the Honorable Secretary of the Navy, to lose all pay that may become due him during this time amounting to $25 dollars. Sentence in the case of M. Scanlan (Sea) :- To be confined in double irons for 30 days. Placed James M. Cunningham (Sea) + M. Scanlan (Sea) in confinement in double irons in obedience to sentence of Summary Court Martial.



Double Irons
Summary Court-Martial
1'st inst = first of the present month (in this case 1 July)
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Re: Thetis -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #42 on: February 21, 2014, 08:56:49 am »
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Thetis/vol004of024/vol004_177_1.jpg

Quote from: 8 A.M. to Merid
Vessel pitching deeply to rough head sea.

Quote from: Merid to 4 P.M.
Vessel pitching deeply at times. The Dinghy was somewhat damaged by being knocked by the sea, as the stern of the ship dipped.

Quote from: 8 P.M. to Mid
At 11.00 - 20 inches in well. Pumped her out.

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Re: Thetis -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #43 on: February 21, 2014, 12:08:22 pm »
At 5.30 released prisoners for 45 minutes for exercise on deck.

First ship I have seen this on, but here they seem to do it several times a week.
I don't know what kind of prisoners these are.

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Released prisoners for half an hour to scrub clothes.
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Re: Thetis -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #44 on: February 22, 2014, 03:49:49 pm »
The current log keeper/copier has a "p" that sometimes looks very much like a b :P

See http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Thetis/vol004of024/vol004_181_1.jpg
8 A.M. to Merid. - Cloudy but pleasant