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Re: Concord -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #270 on: August 10, 2013, 02:59:24 am »
I'm glad they don't tolerate bullying.  But it doesn't surprise me that the ship underneath them that supports them all is considered more important than the officers. 

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Re: Concord -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #271 on: August 10, 2013, 04:21:34 am »
So true - as an example, please see The Trouble With Tribbles  :D

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« Reply #272 on: August 10, 2013, 09:21:02 am »
So true - as an example, please see The Trouble With Tribbles  :D
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Re: Concord -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #273 on: August 10, 2013, 10:55:12 am »
As far as I know/understand there is nothing wrong with a Ballahoo:
A fast-sailing schooner, used in the Bermudas and West Indies.
HMS Ballahoo (1804)
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Re: Concord -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #274 on: August 12, 2013, 04:00:17 am »
28 Oct 1894.
The Commander read to the assembled officers and crew a letter from the Hon. Sec'y of the Treasury to the Hon Sec'y of the Navy thanking and commending the Officers and Crew of this ship for their exertions in searching for and their rescue of a seaman of the USRC "Corwin" lost on Adakh Id, Alaska last summer from a hunting party.

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Re: Concord -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #275 on: August 16, 2013, 12:41:22 am »
I just joined OW after reading the article in Discover magazine.

It's interesting!

And while the weather reports are rather boring as the ship sits in port in Korea, I did record a thunderstorm!

I'm learning some history as well. The crew of the Concord is keeping especially close eye on the Japanese navy - recording ships as they come and go and whether or not they are carrying troops or armaments. They don't do the same thing with the Royal Navy or the Spanish navy.

I noticed some racism as the watch describes the "small Korean boys" that came onboard to help with the scraping and painting.   

The crew seems to like Korea. The captain went ashore to Seoul and two of the crew went AWOL for a few days.

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Re: Concord -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #276 on: August 16, 2013, 01:17:37 am »
Welcome Jay,

   I find the history bits very interesting, too. I find I end up checking Mr. Wiki about the various wars, battles and other engagements. I had no idea about the Japanese Army in Korea in 1894, and the effect it had on the Chinese, their defeat being a catalyst for a series of revolutions and political changes led by Sun Yat-Sen and others. Just wait, though, because in January 1898, Concord returns to the Asiatic Station, and joins Admiral George Dewey's fleet for 1 May 1898 Battle of Manila Bay, a decisive American victory over the Spanish Fleet in the Spanish?American War. After the battle, Concord supports United States Army operations in the Philippines in the Philippine?American War.

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Re: Concord -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #277 on: August 16, 2013, 01:53:51 am »
Hi Jay.
Glad to have you on board.
The 'Small Korean boys' were probably used to clean the tighter areas of the ship that the regular fat sailors could not get to.
Make the most of it Jay we get De-commissioned on 04 Nov 1909.

Map of the Voyage of the Concord. Jan 1892 on.
Only places are marked not the route. (it leaves to many line marks in the place list)
http://goo.gl/maps/4783v

If you would like your town (not address) placed on our 'People' map them please let me know. http://goo.gl/maps/Z2IsJ

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Re: Concord -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #278 on: August 16, 2013, 02:41:10 am »
I read the Wikipedia article about the Concord to learn more about her. Knowing what's going to happen to her as we transcribe the logs is like peeking at the last page of a mystery. 

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Re: Concord -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #279 on: August 16, 2013, 08:09:01 am »
Hi Jay, I see that you are in good hands! ;D

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Re: Concord -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #280 on: August 18, 2013, 02:45:06 am »
From the Concord moored off the French Concession in Shanghai, China, 3 November 1894:

A signal on shore said wind would be from N.E. for following 24 hrs.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Concord/vol018of040/vol018of040_030_1.jpg

The winds from 8 A.M. to midnight were generally WNW, or NW. Light in the morning, force 5 in the early afternoon diminishing to Force three by midnight, becoming West force 2 by 8 A.M. the next morning.

Out 90 degrees in direction with a force 5. We would have issued an amendment!  ;D

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Re: Concord -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #281 on: August 18, 2013, 03:29:38 am »
So Chicagoans aren't the first to complain the weather forecasters don't get it right? :o ::)

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Re: Concord -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #282 on: August 18, 2013, 04:01:34 am »
As someone who was a weather forecaster for 40 years, I never met anyone who didn't complain about the forecasts! (Even, sometimes, if they were right!!)   :'(

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Re: Concord -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #283 on: August 18, 2013, 02:50:58 pm »
Blame it on the weather, Michael.  It's the one thing everyone can complain about without offending anyone.  (Even the forecasters don't make it.) :P

To be fair to Chicago forecasters, they are usually excellent on the first 24 hours, good 48 hours out, and are usually very vague on purpose 72 hours out; it's the fault of Lake Michigan.  It is constantly generating its own lake-effect weather that fights with every system moving in from the plains.  The outcome changes everything, in unpredictable ways.

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Re: Concord -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #284 on: August 19, 2013, 05:44:27 am »
24 Dec 1894.
Hello, Hello what's going on here.
Merry Christmas present?

Comdr J.E. Craig in obedience to the Departments orders of Oct. 31, 1894, relieved Comdr C.F. Goodrich, U.S.N. as Commanding Officer of this vessel. By order of Comdr Goodrich all persons previously rated by him were this day disrated and were again rated by order of Comdr Craig.

What's with the rating / disrating bit?