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Re: USRC Bear -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #15 on: September 18, 2012, 07:37:55 am »
Thanks for your prompt reply.
I can close the page now without having to edit it later.
I got the cloud formations ocq,  but q2 thats one to store for later.
I guess it is like underscore or double underscore.

You both deserve another coffee for that.

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Re: USRC Bear -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #16 on: September 18, 2012, 07:40:38 am »
Perhaps this should simply be appended to the existing Bear thread to have all Bear issues in 1 thread?
(In the case of Grafton (The Ships, The Battles & The People / MOVED: HMS Grafton support desk ...), there was only that thread)

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Re: USRC Bear -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #17 on: September 18, 2012, 07:42:11 am »
You and Janet sort that one out. ;)

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Re: USRC Bear -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #18 on: September 18, 2012, 08:47:49 am »
I merged the topics. I hope this is what you wanted!  :D

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Re: USRC Bear -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #19 on: September 18, 2012, 09:15:50 am »
That's how they were before I split them!

Truthfully, I was following what Stuart seemed to want, and don't care that much.  Stuart, do you want them split or merged?  If you care, we'll do that.  If you don't, majority rules on this among the mods and I'll leave them as one. 8)

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Re: USRC Bear -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #20 on: September 18, 2012, 10:07:30 am »
I did not realize that I had made a choice.
Personally, I think all Bear stuff should be under the Bear heading.
Having said that, I am not going to complain (honest) if they are split.
I will leave it up to the powers to be.

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Re: USRC Bear -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #21 on: September 18, 2012, 10:55:49 am »
I think this is correct ;)
I will put a note about the q2 in Handwriting Help.
I have never seen that before (except for fog - and that is not quite the same), but it may be more common on US ships.

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Re: USRC Bear -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #22 on: September 20, 2012, 08:07:21 am »
Can someone who is further on than me (16 may 1884) tell me why the log reads 'Called all hands to abandon ship' etc and they are still taking readings the next day?

It did not indicate it was a drill.
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/USS%20Bear/BEAR_001_jpgs/b001of002_0066_1.jpg

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Re: USRC Bear -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #23 on: September 20, 2012, 10:14:53 am »
There's no mention of it over the next week, so I guess it must have been a drill...does seem odd though. Especially as it does not mention re-stowing all the gear.  :-\

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Re: USRC Bear -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #24 on: September 20, 2012, 10:18:16 am »
Looks like they didn't put the two month's provisions into the boats, which they surely would have if it hadn't been a drill. The log keeper must have thought that the continuation of the log was sufficient indication of a drill.

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Re: USRC Bear -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #25 on: September 20, 2012, 08:48:20 pm »
It did say 'Fitted all boats with two months provisions and all their equipment...............and stored two months provisions on deck........"
No mention of raising the boats back on board.

We will see.
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Re: USRC Bear -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #26 on: September 21, 2012, 01:04:54 am »
If you are trying sailing to Disko Island, the port is Godhavn, it looks like Godham in earlier pages.

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Re: USRC Bear -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #27 on: September 21, 2012, 01:24:28 am »
Just goes to prove, Greenland was owned by and settled by Scandihoovians.  I'm using what you found to teach me what kind of spelling to expect.  (Not so far off some of what I've been in, I'm an Ole from St. Olaf college.  They tell everyone who comes that they'll be Scandihoovian when they leave.  ;D )

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Re: USRC Bear -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #28 on: September 21, 2012, 02:28:26 am »
I enjoyed my 3 weeks in Scandihoovian land last Feb.
I am not an Ole just an ofe.  :D

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Re: USRC Bear -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #29 on: September 21, 2012, 03:08:59 am »
 ;D