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Kathy

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Re: Vicksburg -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #30 on: January 12, 2013, 07:45:03 pm »
thanks! 

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Re: Vicksburg -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #31 on: January 12, 2013, 08:11:41 pm »
"observed" but not "Observed"?

We've had a few where a lat/long position is labeled as being determined by observation of a landmark.  These, and all other labels giving various methods of observation, go in the "Observed" category of lat/long locations.

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Re: Vicksburg -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #32 on: March 04, 2013, 02:04:52 pm »
Hi to all.

I just transcribed my first few pages and now I have my first question. Sometimes there are two values for the force of the wind separated by a point like 4.5 or 0.1. I guess this means a wind force in between of 4 and 5 (or 0 and 1). But how should I best enter this in the transcriptions ? I choose to TWYS and did 4.5 and 0.1. But is that the right way or should I transcribe this differently ?

Thanks!

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Re: Vicksburg -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #33 on: March 04, 2013, 03:02:06 pm »
Welcome to Old Weather, Putzibram.

I am not familiar with the Viksburg but the period in this case is likely a decimal point rather than an indication of a range. I have seem some log keepers us a hyphen for a range.

In any case, you have done well by entering it as you see it.

It would be helpful in the future to post a link to the page you are enquiring about. Here is a description of how to do this.

http://forum.oldweather.org/index.php?topic=1073.0

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Re: Vicksburg -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #34 on: March 04, 2013, 07:12:52 pm »
We are not allowed to make additions or corrections, but there is some latitude in interpreting what was written.
It is sometimes hard to determine if something is a decimal point or a very short dash.
Sometimes context will help. I suspect that you are right about them being ranges of wind speed since 0.1 seems an unlikely speed. What were the corresponding wind directions and weather codes?
As Craig said, TWYS is always correct.

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Re: Vicksburg -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #35 on: March 05, 2013, 05:51:44 pm »
Hi to all.

I just transcribed my first few pages and now I have my first question. Sometimes there are two values for the force of the wind separated by a point like 4.5 or 0.1. I guess this means a wind force in between of 4 and 5 (or 0 and 1). But how should I best enter this in the transcriptions ? I choose to TWYS and did 4.5 and 0.1. But is that the right way or should I transcribe this differently ?

Thanks!

I'm working on the Vicksburg too. ;D  I've interpreted those numbers as ranges: 4-5, 0-1.  Occassionally they'll even show up as 3-1.
Are you blockading Cuba?  My logs have me back at Rhode Island, Virginia etc.  Taking on stores and new apprentices.

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Re: Vicksburg -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #36 on: March 05, 2013, 06:59:12 pm »
I've been transcribing actual miles per hour rather than codes for such a long time on the Jeannette that a decimal sounded reasonable to me. I agree that it probably denotes a range in your case.

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Re: Vicksburg -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #37 on: June 24, 2013, 02:49:57 pm »
ok, here is something I have not seen before:

At 7:00, Annapolis signaled uniform same as yesterday. Under scandalized foretopsail only.


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Re: Vicksburg -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #39 on: June 24, 2013, 07:27:18 pm »
 ;D
I saw that after I posted the log snippet -  :P

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Re: Vicksburg -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #40 on: October 11, 2013, 10:02:16 am »
February 1904, Vicksburg is in Chemulpho Bay.

On February 9th, 1904, the Battle of Chemulpho took place.

Attached to Vicksburg's log book, February 9th 1904, there is a copy of the letter signed S Uriu, Rear Admiral commanding a Squadron of the Imperial Japanese Navy, dated Febraury 8th, informing that because of the hostilities between the Japanese Empire and the Russian Empire they will attach the man-of war of the Russian Navy present in Chemulpho.

They respectfully request the Senior American Naval Officer to keep away from the scene of action the ships under his command and any other merchant ships or transports of the same nationality.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Vicksburg/vol013of023_jpg_clean/vol013of023_197_1.jpg

Battle of Chemulpho:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Chemulpo_Bay

Vicksbug log book pages February 9th, 1904:

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Vicksburg/vol013of023_jpg_clean/vol013of023_198_1.jpg

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Vicksburg/vol013of023_jpg_clean/vol013of023_196_1.jpg



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Re: Vicksburg -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #41 on: October 11, 2013, 10:15:37 am »
Very interesting. I was nice of the Vicksburg to pick up the Russians who had abandoned ship.

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Re: Vicksburg -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
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