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Maikel

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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #645 on: April 02, 2016, 02:56:39 pm »
Many times referred to, but never before included in Yorktown's log-books, an appended specification against a seaman, to be tried by a general court martial.

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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #646 on: April 02, 2016, 04:28:32 pm »
Interesting - they keep referring to them on Thetis but I've never seen one either.

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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #647 on: April 02, 2016, 05:30:13 pm »
The placement (22 April) seems to be a bit random :-\
If I understand correctly, the offense took place on 27 May (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol023of040/vol023of040_229_1.jpg) and the specification was delivered on the 31 May.

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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #648 on: April 04, 2016, 08:44:34 am »
25-04-1901 - At Cavite, Philippines

8 A.M. to Meridian:
No quarters on account of funeral ceremonies of the Late Comdr Allibone U.S.N.
Half masted colors at 10:00 and fired seven minute guns during the transfer of the body of the late Comdr Allibone, U.S.N. to the U.S. Collier Brutus.
Seven minute guns were fired and colors half masted by all the vessels in harbor at 10:00.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol023of040/vol023of040_187_1.jpg

Reported earlier when Yorktown arrived at Cavite:
The following vessels are in port: U.S.F.S. Kentucky, U.S.S. Wilmington, Manila, Iris, Frolic, Wompatuck, Piscataqua, Annapolis, Castine, Celtic and Petrel.

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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #649 on: April 04, 2016, 01:07:54 pm »
Couldn't resist looking up the Frolic ;)

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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #650 on: April 04, 2016, 02:55:46 pm »
Never mind U.S.S. Frolic, we are in dire straits! :P
The situation on board must have become really desperate. ;)

26-04-1901 - At Cavite, P.I.

8 A.M. to Meridian:
Made signal "Will you please send boat for wine stores".

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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #651 on: April 05, 2016, 09:16:08 am »
 ;D

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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #652 on: April 05, 2016, 07:18:48 pm »
 ;D ;D ;D

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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #653 on: April 09, 2016, 08:23:54 am »
10-05-1901 - 8 to Meridian:
Barometer unshipped.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol023of040/vol023of040_208_1.jpg

Presumably the barometer was unshipped because of firing practices.
The weather report page shows the barometer was restored around noon.

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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #654 on: April 21, 2016, 08:08:42 am »
Change in command.

12-06-1901 - At Cavite, Philippines.

Commander William Swift, U.S.N., reported aboard at 1:00 P.M., as the relief of Commander E.D. Taussig, U.S.N., as Commanding Officer.
At 2:00 P.M. sounded to quarters; mustered and had ship and divisional inspection by Commanding Officer, followed by General Quarters and publishing of order detaching Commander E.D. Taussig, U.S.N., from command of the vessel.
Commander Wm. Swift, U.S.N., assumed command at 3:30 P.M.

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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #655 on: April 21, 2016, 02:45:01 pm »
Like father, like son, like grandson, like great-grandson. :)

Commander Edward David Taussig left the Yorktown 13 June 1901 (8 A.M. to Meridian).
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol023of040/vol023of040_255_1.jpg

His son Joseph Kneffler Taussig reported for duty as naval cadet 16 June 1901 (Meridian to 4 P.M.).
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol023of040/vol023of040_258_0.jpg

According to Wikipedia his grandson and great-grandson, all named Joseph K. Taussig, also joined the U.S. Navy.

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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #656 on: April 22, 2016, 12:09:06 am »
 :D Well you might as well use the family knowledge banks


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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #658 on: May 02, 2016, 03:35:43 pm »
Best not get sick on board, you might die of starvation. ???

09-07-1901 - At anchor off Yokohama, Japan.

Awarded punishment:
Mulvey, J.P. (H.A.) Neglect of duty, not bringing food to a sick man, 2 days extra duty.

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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #659 on: May 02, 2016, 07:11:15 pm »
I just hope that extra duty doesn't include bringing food to a sick man!