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Maikel

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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #690 on: July 03, 2016, 09:36:46 am »
Navy to the rescue of the Army. :)

26-11-1901 - At anchor in Buad Channel, Isle of Samar, Philippines.

Commences and until 4 A.M.:
At 12:05 Transport Wright's launch came alongside with Major Davis, U.S.A. and reported "Wright" having grounded about twenty miles to Southward.

4 A.M. to 8 A.M.:
At 5:30 sent armed party in whaleboat and steam launch, Ensign Constien in charge, to proceed to location of A.T. Wright reported aground.

8 A.M. to Meridian:
At 10:00 sent Ensign Taussig, U.S.N., with steam launch and three cutters in tow of Frolic to aid the saving of stores from Army Transport Wright ashore to the Northward.
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At 10.17 got underway and steamed closer to the Wright.
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At 11:00 Com'd'g Officer went over to the Wright.
At 11:45 Com'd'g Officer and all boats returned to ship.

Meridian to 4 P.M.:
Continued the forenoon work, getting stores out of the U.S. Transport Wright, using five boats and boat's crews.
At 1:40 Steamer Borongan anchored near "Y"; boarded same.
At 2:25 Borongan went alongside U.S. Transport Wright to receive cargo from that vessel.
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Army launch Florida came in and anchored near the Wright.
Army Launch Minneapolis with a schooner and Army Tug Antonio with a schooner anchored near Wright.
All engaged in receiving cargo.

4 P.M. to 8 P.M.:
Continued discharging stores from Transport Wright till 5:30 when all boats and crews returned.

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27-11-1901

8 A.M. to Meridian:
Sent working party to U.S.A.T. Wright.

Meridian to 4 P.M.:
At 2:05 got underway and stood through Buad Channel.

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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #691 on: July 03, 2016, 02:53:34 pm »
They were showing they had the Wright stuff.  :D

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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #692 on: July 03, 2016, 03:11:31 pm »
 :P

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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #693 on: July 03, 2016, 03:37:51 pm »
Boo!  ;D

They were showing they had the Wright stuff.  :D

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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #694 on: July 04, 2016, 10:58:06 am »
The current log-keeper has taken inserts to the next level. :)
Every day of November 1901 has one or more inserts, 46 in all for the month.

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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #695 on: July 08, 2016, 08:26:42 am »
Category Oops, Sorry. :)

06-12-1901 - At anchor off Catbologan, Samar Island, Philippines

4 P.M. to 8 P.M.
At 7:30 the U.S.S. Nanshan fired three shots, 1 pdr., at lights bearing about South and which proved to be the U.S. Gunboat Gardoqui at anchor.

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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #696 on: July 08, 2016, 08:51:59 am »
Perhaps a Category Oops, Sorry. topic in Dockside Cafe?

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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #697 on: July 08, 2016, 03:15:16 pm »
Lets hope it's just an one-off and no special topic is required. ;)

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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #698 on: July 08, 2016, 04:01:09 pm »
Lets hope it's just an one-off and no special topic is required. ;)

Concord had a couple of similar experiences whereby they were shooting at the wrong target or someone was mistakenly shooting at them. They also lost a crewman when a French (I think) warship was firing on the target range and some of their bullets went astray and were striking the Concord.  Concord also had a bad habit of ramming colliers.  ;D

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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #699 on: July 13, 2016, 09:40:27 am »
Lets hope it's just an one-off and no special topic is required. ;)

Concord had a couple of similar experiences whereby they were shooting at the wrong target or someone was mistakenly shooting at them. They also lost a crewman when a French (I think) warship was firing on the target range and some of their bullets went astray and were striking the Concord.  Concord also had a bad habit of ramming colliers.  ;D

I remember that incident, Concord witnessed it, but it happened on the bridge of USS Chattanooga. The crew of the French ship De Petit Thours were drilling and firing small arms from their deck at the target range off Chefoo (now Yantai) when Chattanooga crossed their line of fire inadvertently. Lieutenant Clarence England was the navigator aboard Chattanooga when bullets from the French volley strike her side. The crew of Chattanooga attempted to signal to the French to cease fire, but it was too late, and Lieutenant England had already been struck by a ricocheting bullet in the base of the spine. He died six hours later. Concord carried out the investigation of the incident, which was ruled an accident, and led to an official apology by the French.

During the same watch, the crew of Concord had to send an envoy aboard the French cruiser Decidee to warn them that they were firing too close to Concord, which may have prevented a similar incident from happening aboard her.

The whole incident had some pretty serious fallout, much in the same way as Admiral Farragut's famous "Dutch Salute". For those unfamiliar with that story, the short version is that Farragut ordered a salute to be fired for a passing Dutch man-o-war, and one of the gunners forgot to remove the cast iron tampion from the muzzle of his gun, and when it was fired, the tampion acted like a twenty pound cannonball, sailing just above the rail of the deck, and removing the heads of two Dutch sailors. Accidents happen on warships, but things of this nature are, thankfully, pretty rare.

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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #700 on: July 13, 2016, 10:20:45 am »

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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #701 on: July 21, 2016, 03:41:45 pm »

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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #702 on: July 22, 2016, 03:08:58 pm »

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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #703 on: July 22, 2016, 04:23:38 pm »
I think that Yorktown was done well before Gina got involved ;)

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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #704 on: July 22, 2016, 06:44:03 pm »
Don't miss the opportunity to digitize her digits, whomever she may be.  ;D