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

1-STAR:  Easy log ‒ excellent for new transcribers
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2-STARS:  Intermediate log ‒ good for all transcribers
2 (66.7%)
3-STARS:  Challenging log ‒ suitable for experienced transcribers or new transcribers willing to take on a challenge
1 (33.3%)
4-STARS:  Very challenging log ‒ suitable only for experienced transcribers because of highly variable formats
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Author Topic: Unalga I -- Discussion: Questions and Comments  (Read 73578 times)

AvastMH

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Unalga I -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« on: October 21, 2012, 09:21:12 pm »
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For Unalga II (1946-1947) see: Unalga II -- Discussion: Questions and Comments



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Re: USRC Unalga -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2012, 04:23:15 pm »
Here is her first log book to work on. :)

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SHIP'S LOG   
U.S. COAST GUARD CUTTER UNALGA   
Month of January, 1942
(that scan run goes through June, 1942
 
List of officers attached: http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USRC%20Unalga/b0139_cr2_to_jpg/b0139_003_0.jpg

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Re: USRC Unalga -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2012, 09:57:15 pm »
I've logged onto the database all the names and next of kin at the start of the log book.

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Re: USRC Unalga -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2012, 10:10:36 pm »
Kathy's?

In your comment
I've logged onto the database all the names and next of kin at the start of the log book.
are you referring to Kathy's database (sodadb)?
« Last Edit: October 24, 2012, 11:58:32 pm by randi_2 »

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Re: USRC Unalga -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2012, 11:06:58 pm »
Que?

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Re: USRC Unalga -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #5 on: October 25, 2012, 06:18:29 pm »
Every time i read those ice-cream gallons stored on ship from Puig Abraham & Co., i'm so tempted to record them as "refuelling/other"  ;D ;D

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Re: USRC Unalga -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #6 on: October 25, 2012, 06:24:49 pm »
Kathy's?

In your comment
I've logged onto the database all the names and next of kin at the start of the log book.
are you referring to Kathy's database (sodadb)?

Doh! "Planet to Joan - Planet to Joan - come in Joan"
- Kathy's this evening, history in OW yesterday.  Tell you what - with the ton of details we're getting from these logs Kathy's d/base will look like a fine fat hamster soon..bless!

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Re: Unalga -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #7 on: October 25, 2012, 09:52:44 pm »
our database, our database -  :P

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Re: Unalga -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #8 on: October 25, 2012, 10:20:22 pm »
Our database - created by Kathy :-*

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Re: Unalga -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #9 on: October 25, 2012, 11:05:17 pm »
Well done - you are both  correct - 'our database' is the answer, take top marks and collect a gold star  ;)

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Re: Unalga -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #10 on: October 26, 2012, 07:27:24 pm »
The following two pages contains Full Unalga Ship Roster for the month of January 1942:

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USRC%20Unalga/b0139_cr2_to_jpg/b0139_042_1.jpg
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USRC%20Unalga/b0139_cr2_to_jpg/b0139_043_1.jpg

The full crew is enlisted with Second and First name in 1st column.
2nd column records their badge number (it's always specified in every mention across these 1942 logs)
3rd column is their occupation (1/c, 2/c, 3/c should stand for 1st class, 2nd class, 3rd class)
Then 31 following columns should be their presence (or absence) on some of the morning calls of the month (6.30 a.m. almost every day). H should stand for hospital, while i'm not sure about C.
Last number is probably just Logkeeper counting (just till 71, as AvastMh noticed :D).
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Re: Unalga -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #11 on: October 26, 2012, 07:48:46 pm »
well first you could help the log keeper to count past 70  ;D

My goodness! What a lot of detail - interested to see what the answer is to this one.
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Re: Unalga -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #12 on: October 26, 2012, 08:15:49 pm »
Definitely a list-group event!!  I can't figure out what it is they are checking/coding, but that would be of interest to historians, maybe. 

Also definitely transcriber's choice.

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Re: Unalga -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #13 on: October 26, 2012, 08:48:47 pm »
Ok, just ended January 1942... and i'm actually transcribing everything i can read (pounds of cabbages included), but what would you do with these two pages?

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USRC%20Unalga/b0139_cr2_to_jpg/b0139_042_1.jpg
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USRC%20Unalga/b0139_cr2_to_jpg/b0139_043_1.jpg

I was wondering wether to record every single name as a mention, just one big "event" with all names, or nothing at all... several of the crewmen were addressed during the month, but here we have the full January ship roster on hand.

Even if you do not transcribe it, your post is very helpful because it tells us where the information is available.
You might modify your post to say, briefly, what is on these 2 pages. ;)

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Re: Unalga -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #14 on: October 26, 2012, 09:10:41 pm »
I don't mind doing the whole list  8)