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Re: Bear -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #900 on: August 17, 2014, 03:58:16 pm »
Helen's right. She's done a most excellent job as First Lieutenant on the Pioneer - the only way it could be better would be if she gave up editing and devoted 100% of her OW time to transcribing, like me  ;D.

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Re: Bear -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #901 on: August 17, 2014, 04:50:37 pm »
Thank you for your kind words, Cap'n.  But I'm not going to be lured away from my editing .... I enjoy the variety too much.

I am getting towards the end of Hibernia - but I know that as soon as I send her in I'll be begging for another file.

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Re: Bear -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #902 on: September 02, 2014, 08:00:09 am »
I have an envelope mailed on board the USS Bear on 10 September 1942.  I can send or post a scan if anyone is interested.  I would very much like to know where the ship was in September 1942.  Is a log available?  Thank you.

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Re: Bear -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #903 on: September 02, 2014, 08:22:03 am »
We'd love to see a scan, if you have it.  At the moment we only have the first half of Bear's logs, going from 1884 to 1912.  Her total history is summarized on our history site, http://naval-history.net/OW-US/Bear/USRC_Bear.htm

A sealer launched in 1874, she went to Greenland for the Navy in 1884, and was then transferred to the Revenue Cutter Service (now the Coast Guard), then decommissioned from the Coast Guard in 1929, and given to Oakland, CA, as a museum ship.  Purchased by Admiral Richard Byrd, USN, in the 1930s, she went to the Antarctic with him (as a privately owned ship) for both the 1933-34 and 1939-41 expeditions.  In WW2 the Navy recommissioned her and put her on Greenland patrol.  A very long-lived interesting ship.

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Re: Bear -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #904 on: September 27, 2014, 05:26:37 am »
Sorry for the delay in posting the scan as I was away from home on holidays.  In any event, here it is.  Does a log exist for 1942?  Is it possible to get a scan of the ship's movements in September 1942?  Thanks.

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Re: Bear -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #905 on: September 27, 2014, 07:03:49 am »
Does a log exist for 1942? 
There is a log for at least part of 1942

Is it possible to get a scan of the ship's movements in September 1942?
Keep checking the forum.
You should be able to get access to the ship's log pages.

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Re: Bear -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #906 on: December 11, 2014, 12:41:04 am »
Yelloknife1 I have sent you a PM with a link to the Sept. 1942 logs for the USS Bear.

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Re: Bear -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #907 on: December 11, 2014, 06:27:30 am »
Many thanks for kindly looking up this log book and posting the pages.  The envelope that I scanned and posted was mailed when the Bear was at Coral Harbour on Southampton Island, Northwest Territories, Canada.  This was the site of a US air base that was used as part of the Crimson Project to ferry aircraft and troops to Europe via a northern air route. 

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Re: Bear -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #908 on: July 09, 2015, 02:08:00 am »
Concord said, "Hi!" when we met you in Dutch Harbor on 01 and 02 August, 1903.



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Re: Bear -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #911 on: September 07, 2017, 02:25:42 am »

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Re: Bear -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #912 on: September 11, 2017, 09:52:07 pm »
Ran across a mention of the 'submarine sentry' in the Bear 1914 log while editing ice obs. It is a kite that swims below the ship at a given guard depth (12 ftms in this case) that will sound a gong if it hits the bottom, hence warning of shoal water. I've never heard of this device before. Described in detail in this 1891 text from Science magazine (page down): https://archive.org/stream/jstor-1765472/1765472_djvu.txt


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Re: Bear -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #913 on: September 11, 2017, 10:06:26 pm »
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Thanks, Kevin!