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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #30 on: April 20, 2013, 07:07:17 pm »
That's impressive...perhaps he'd drunk so much that he didn't recall it at all. :-\ :D

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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #31 on: April 21, 2013, 08:12:16 am »
Or perhaps it was his punishment, having to go and work off his dip experience and hangover. ;D

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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #32 on: May 06, 2013, 03:16:05 pm »
07-11-1890 8 p.m. to midnight - Fire on board U.S.R.S. Minnesota

At 11.40 an alarm of fire was heard passed by Sentry in Navy Yard, shortly after it appeared that the fire was on board the U.S.R.S. Minnesota, at 11:15 went to fire quarters on board this ship and started steam in steam cutter. At 11:15 belayed secured and sounded retreat in consequence of fire appearing to have been extinguished.

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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #33 on: May 06, 2013, 03:18:00 pm »
Mum rules! ;)

08-11-1890 meridian to 4 p.m.

Discharged this day from the U.S.S. Yorktown and from the Naval Service by reason of Order Bureau of Navigation and at his mother's request, Sylvester Nugent (Sea. App. 2nd C.).

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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #34 on: May 06, 2013, 03:40:10 pm »
Oh, my.  Makes you wonder what was happening at home to require this attention to his mama.

I found a Civil War sketch of the Minnesota.  After 1865, she was commissioned solely as a receiving and training ship, confined to harbors.  I'm glad they extinguished the fire quickly.


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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #35 on: May 10, 2013, 09:18:57 am »
18-11-1890 - Launch of the armoured cruiser Maine

At 12:49 the "Maine" glided down the ways into the water, her colors were hoisted and received a salute of 21 guns from the battery on Cobb Dock.
The Asst. Sec'y of the Navy, Professor J.R. Soley, and Ex. Sec'y of the Navy W.E. Whitney visited the ship and were in turn received with the appropriate honors.

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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #36 on: May 10, 2013, 05:32:34 pm »
Cool!!

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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #37 on: May 12, 2013, 04:02:01 pm »
26-11-1890 - Welcome of Brazilian Squadron

Read about the welcome of the Brazilian Squadron received in the morning when arriving at New York.

Garrisons were paraded and salutes were fired by Fort Hamilton, Fort Wadsworth and Castle William and by U.S.S. Philadelphia, anchored off 28th Street.
The Brazilian vessels Aquidaban and Guanabara manned the yard and the salutes were returned.
The Aquidaban was visited by rear admirals Braine and Walker.

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For outsiders it must have been a mini-war, as literally hundreds of salute shots have been fired. :D

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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #38 on: May 15, 2013, 03:03:54 pm »
No dancing please, we're in the serious business of running a ship. :P

05-12-1890 - 8 a.m. to merd.:
By order of Comdg. Officer the following punishments were awarded, viz: ...  Peters W. (Bay.) Dancing while at drill, 2 hrs. extra duty, ...

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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #39 on: May 15, 2013, 03:56:52 pm »
So Anchors Away isn't a realistic depiction of Navy life?  :(

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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #40 on: May 21, 2013, 09:48:51 am »
28-12-1890

The barometer heights in the morning are all written to be 22 instead of 29 inches.

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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #41 on: May 21, 2013, 03:32:10 pm »
Well, for sure that error will stick out and be easily caught. :o ::)

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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #42 on: May 21, 2013, 04:14:07 pm »
That would be a world record by some distance - the lowest recorded sea-level pressure I know of is 870hPa - about 25.7 inches. I think we can safely say that a storm with a central pressure down to 22 inches would have sunk the ship. Less rum for that log-keeper please.

28-12-1890

The barometer heights in the morning are all written to be 22 instead of 29 inches.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol004of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol004of040_217_0.jpg

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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #43 on: May 22, 2013, 08:09:00 am »
With such a low pressure, wouldn't the ship be pushed upward by the water?
It might even get sucked out of the water.  ;)

Yep, I'll try everything to make it the flying Dutchman. ;D

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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #44 on: May 22, 2013, 08:23:06 am »
 ;D  ;D  ;D