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

1-STAR:  Easy log ‒ excellent for new transcribers
1 (50%)
2-STARS:  Intermediate log ‒ good for all transcribers
1 (50%)
3-STARS:  Challenging log ‒ suitable for experienced transcribers or new transcribers willing to take on a challenge
0 (0%)
4-STARS:  Very challenging log ‒ suitable only for experienced transcribers because of highly variable formats
0 (0%)
Sometimes one level, sometimes very much another; please explain this in a reply to this topic
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leelaht

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Re: Vicksburg -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #120 on: January 23, 2015, 01:10:39 am »
What's for dinner in Kung Tung Tao, China (same supplier as Chefoo China)
July 23: cabbage, fresh beef, bread
July 24: fresh pork, bread, fresh vegetables
July 25: fresh beef, bread, eggs
July 26: fresh beef bread, soup greens
July 27: cabbage, fresh beef, bread, hamburger steak
July 28: Fresh pork, bread, stew beef
July 29: fresh beef, fresh bread, soup greens, ice
July 30: bread cabbage
July 31: fresh beef, fresh bread, sugar
Aug 1: fresh meat fresh bread, pepper
Aug 2: bread, soup greens
Aug 3: potatoes, bread, cabbage
Aug 4: sugar, fresh meat, fresh bread, eggs
Aug 5: bread, beef
Aug 6: bread, potatoes, ham
Aug 7: eggs, bacon
Aug 8: sugar, potatoes, eggs, fresh meat potatoes
Aug 9: fresh meat
Aug 10: smoked ham, potatoes, eggs, cabbage, sugar, pepper
Aug 11: fresh beef, soup greens
Aug 12: stew beef bread, baking powder

Looks like we're moving back to Chefoo next


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Re: Vicksburg -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #121 on: January 23, 2015, 11:10:07 am »
At least they are doing a bit better on the veggies!

(lunch here is Cantonese rice with steamed cabbage ;D)

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Re: Vicksburg -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #122 on: January 23, 2015, 10:53:12 pm »
I wonder about the 'meat.'  Did they not know what they were getting, or was it a mixture of meats, or just got tired of writing beef all the time?

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Re: Vicksburg -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #123 on: January 24, 2015, 01:54:33 am »
I think Chinese traditionally also eat dog meat - and the sailors may be wanting to ignore that.

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Re: Vicksburg -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #124 on: January 25, 2015, 10:43:46 pm »
What's for dinner in Chefoo, China (with quantities)

Aug 13: 72 lbs bacon, 400 eggs
Aug 14: 114 1/4 lbs fresh meat, 100 lbs onions, 500 lbs potatoes
Aug 15: 80 lbs hamburger steak, 300 lbs butter (Danish), 150 lbs smoked ham, 300 lbs can'd vegs, 300 lbs milk (cond), 300 lbs tomatoes, 125 lbs cabbage
Aug 16: 120 lbs fresh beef
Aug 17: 500 eggs, 300 lbs potatoes
Aug 18: 120 lbs fresh beef
Aug 19: 300 lbs potatoes, 149 1/2 lbs cabbages
Aug 20: 400 eggs, 120 lbs fresh meat
Aug 21: 500 lbs potatoes, 120 lbs fresh meat, 60 lbs fresh meat
Aug 22: 150 lbs sugar
Aug 23: 70 lbs hamburger steak, 50 lbs onions, 113 lb fresh meat
Aug 24: 56 1/2 lbs fresh meat
Aug 25: 100 lbs tomatoes, 300 lbs potatoes, 500 eggs
Aug 26: 500 eggs, 130 lbs veal
Aug 27: 300 lbs potatoes, 150 lbs sugar, 130 lbs roast beef
Aug 28: 300 lbs potatoes, 69 lbs hamburger steak, 100 lbs American ham (smoked), 120 lbs cabbage
Aug 30: 500 eggs, 130 lbs veal, 50 lbs onions 50 lbs salt
Aug 31: 120 lbs beef for roast

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Re: Vicksburg -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #125 on: January 26, 2015, 07:49:40 am »
Aug 13 sounds more like breakfast ;)

I love those fractions that creep in: 114 1/4 lbs fresh meat ::)

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Re: Vicksburg -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #126 on: January 26, 2015, 05:21:37 pm »
Aug 19 cabbages was originally 150 lbs, and was corrected to 149 1/2.   :o
I wonder if they weighed everything or if this was a spot check.

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Re: Vicksburg -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #127 on: January 27, 2015, 04:34:25 pm »
Aug 22: 150 lbs sugar

Healthy dinner?  ;)

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Re: Vicksburg -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #128 on: January 27, 2015, 04:42:27 pm »
 ;D

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Re: Vicksburg -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #129 on: January 28, 2015, 04:32:37 pm »
Maxntopeka passes the 8000 mark!

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Re: Vicksburg -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #130 on: January 30, 2015, 02:40:50 am »
What's cooking in Chefoo China:

Sep 1: 150 lbs sugar, 300 lbs potatoes, 125 1/2 lbs fresh beef
Sep 2: 200 lbs cheese, 8 lbs pepper, 560 lbs ham, 560 lbs bacon, 70 lbs beef for roast, 60 lbs stew beef, 600 eggs
Sep 4: 600 eggs, 119 lbs veal, 100 lbs potatoes, 200 lbs potatoes, 50 lbs butter
Sep 5: 143 lbs fresh beef, 100 lbs butter, 10 lbs currie powder
Sep 6: 130 lbs fresh pork, 200 lbs potatoes, 50 lbs onions
Sep 7: 3 cases butter, 40 lbs bacon, 150 lbs cabbage
Sep 8: 300 lbs potatoes, 130 lbs fresh beef, 9 boxes cuticura soap, 1/2 box tar soap, 1 box silicon, 1 box peacock cigs, 12 tins potted meat, 600 eggs
Sep 9: 300 lbs potatoes, 130 lbs veal, 600 eggs
Sep 10: 100 pkgs butterscotch, 1 doz looking glasses, 280 pkgs peanut candy
Sep 11: 300 lbs potatoes, 577 eggs
Sep 12: 130 lbs fresh beef, 60 lbs hamburger steak
Sep 13: 65 lbs fresh beef, 50 lbs onions
Sep 14: 85 lbs beef roast, 300 lbs potatoes, 100 lbs white beans
Sep 15: 130 lbs veal, 591 eggs

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Re: Vicksburg -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #131 on: January 30, 2015, 04:27:04 am »
How many in the crew of Vicksburg?  That is a LOT of meat.


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Re: Vicksburg -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #132 on: January 30, 2015, 05:06:18 am »
143 crew - all of our ships have the full dimensions/armament/crew spelled out in http://naval-history.net/OW-US/USAShipsIndex.htm along with a terse summary of her history.

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http://naval-history.net/OW-US/Vicksburg/USS_Vicksburg.htm
(Vicksburg, city in Mississippi, site of Union victory in Civil War)

Type and Characteristics - Patrol gunboat, Gunboat No.11, later PG-11, Annapolis-class, built by Bath Iron Works, Bath, ME, laid down March 1896, launched 5 December 1896, commissioned at Portsmouth Navy Yard, NH, 23 October 1897, 1,010 tons, 204ft long x 36ft beam x 12ft 9in beam, 12kts, armed with 6-4in, 4-6pdr rifled, 2-1pdr rifled guns and 1 Colt machine gun 143 crew. First commanded by Cdr A B H Lillie.


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Re: Vicksburg -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #133 on: January 30, 2015, 07:27:27 am »
100 lbs white beans

Maybe:
The navy bean, haricot or pearl haricot bean,[citation needed] white pea bean,[1] or pea bean,[2] is a class of the common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris). It is particularly popular in the United Kingdom and the United States. It is small, dry white bean which is smaller than many other types of white beans, and has an oval, slightly flattened shape. It features in such dishes as baked beans and even pies, as well as in various soups such as Senate bean soup.[3] Unlike canned vegetables, which lose much of their nutritive value in the canning process, navy beans maintain their nutritive value when canned.[4]

The plants that produce navy beans may be either of the bush type or vining type, depending on which cultivar they are.[5]

Consumption of baked beans has been shown to lower total cholesterol levels and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol.[6][7] This might be at least partly explained by high saponin content of navy bean. Saponins also exhibit antibacterial and anti-fungal activity, and have been found to inhibit cancer cell growth.[8] Furthermore, navy bean is the richest source of ferulic acid and p-coumaric acid among the common bean varieties.[9] It is commonly known as the "Navy Bean" due to its use as a staple of United States Navy rations in the 19th century.


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Re: Vicksburg -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #134 on: January 31, 2015, 01:00:18 am »
I'd like to know who counted the eggs...

and were they short because they were missing, or because they were broken.