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Vicksburg -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« on: October 21, 2012, 09:45:27 pm »
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Re: Vicksburg -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2012, 04:26:44 pm »
Here is her first log. :)

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LOG BOOK OF THE U.S.S. VICKSBURG,   
3rd Rate, of Main battery - 6  Secondary battery - 6 Guns,   
COMMANDED BY A.B. H. Lillie, Commander, U.S.Navy,
Commencing October 23rd, 1897,   
at Portsmouth, N.H.   
and ending April 20th, 1898,   
at Norfolk, Virginia

List of Officers: http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Vicksburg/vol003of023_jpg_clean/vol003of023_003_0.jpg


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Re: Vicksburg -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2012, 01:15:31 am »
Why didn't I start this an hour and a quarter ago - the 25th October 1897 is a mere 3 years before my father was born and is also the Feast of SS Crispin Crispianus and the anniversary of the Battle of Agincourt!  I WILL persevere with the boxes and get neater.

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Re: Vicksburg -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2012, 01:39:58 am »
It's still the 25th here in N.A. , sbpj. I can do a page in your name if you want  ;D

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Re: Vicksburg -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2012, 02:22:46 am »
Thanks Gastcra (where is N.A. can't get New Amsterdam out of my head - very very old b/w movie about NY before it was NY) but I am doomed to labour on with these rectangles till I get them right!  Good night!   Just dawned on me it's probably North America?????  It's late - I'll read your reply tomorrow.

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Re: Vicksburg -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #5 on: October 26, 2012, 02:57:57 am »
I should have said Canada, but I was thinking that Janet was still on too and she's in the US. I was too lazy to type North America.  :D

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Re: Vicksburg -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #6 on: October 26, 2012, 03:09:01 am »
We've still got almost 3 hours to go in 10/25 - so think you are typing while US and Canadian clocks are marking your anniversary. :)

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Re: Vicksburg -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #7 on: October 26, 2012, 08:12:25 am »
Why didn't I start this an hour and a quarter ago - the 25th October 1897 is a mere 3 years before my father was born and is also the Feast of SS Crispin Crispianus and the anniversary of the Battle of Agincourt!  I WILL persevere with the boxes and get neater.

Once more unto the breach, dear friend, once more....whether you get those boxes perfect or not you're still helping to save the planet!
Joan ;D

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Re: Vicksburg -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #8 on: October 27, 2012, 02:47:25 pm »
Another script oddity:
the letter o becomes rather strange in some of the weather codes:
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Vicksburg/vol003of023_jpg_clean/vol003of023_044_0.jpg

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Re: Vicksburg -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #9 on: October 27, 2012, 03:32:43 pm »
Looks more like a diagram of a knot of some kind .....

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Re: Vicksburg -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #10 on: October 27, 2012, 04:16:54 pm »
Actually, that's the way I was taught to write an o (as opposed to printing an o)

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Re: Vicksburg -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #11 on: October 28, 2012, 12:45:32 pm »
1) So it's really a knotty problem  ;D
2) That's interesting randi - my 'o' is similar, but does not have that lead-in stroke from the line...it starts at the top of the letter. ;D

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Re: Vicksburg -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #12 on: October 28, 2012, 02:33:16 pm »
my script 'o' has that little loop at the top, this log keeper just writes his single letter as if it is following a 't' instead of a 'v'.

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Re: Vicksburg -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #13 on: October 30, 2012, 05:00:03 am »
So odd, started typing yesterday (on the 30th) the Vicksburg 's log of the 30th October, my son's birthday,  where she was moored in clear calm weather at Portsmouth, N.H., and in front of me were the TV pictures of the Eastern Seaboard of the USA and most particularly for me who lived there in the '70s, New York City practically blacked out and with water flooding everywhere.  Will someone be writing about the Bounty in 115 years? Going to bed 5 a.m. has just rung.

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Re: Vicksburg -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #14 on: December 05, 2012, 10:45:50 am »
I found this log oddity: a cicle around the figure in "proportion of clear sky" at 7 and 8 pm:

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Vicksburg/vol004of023_jpg_clean/vol004of23_149_0.jpg