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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #826 on: October 12, 2017, 03:02:51 pm »
Kevin's granddad? ;)

29-10-1917 - At anchor San Francisco.

Meridian to 4 P.M.:
1:35 Wood, F.J. (Y1c) reported on board from Receiving Ship at San Francisco, California for duty; papers by mail.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol02of04/vol02of04_382_1.jpg

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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #827 on: October 13, 2017, 02:09:40 am »
Nope.

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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #828 on: October 13, 2017, 07:58:02 am »
Great-granddad?  ;)

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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #829 on: October 15, 2017, 02:53:09 pm »
Blimey, at the end of it he must have been out of breath. ;) :P

19-11-1917 - At anchor, San Diego.

8 A.M. to Meridian:
11:30 Commanding Officer held mast and assigned the following punishments:- ...
Senor, W.W. (Bug) improperly sounding morning colors - 16 hours extra duty (bugling); ...

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol02of04/vol02of04_415_1.jpg

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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #832 on: November 08, 2017, 08:40:39 am »
19-05-1908 - At anchor off Monterey, California.

Meridian to 4 P.M.:
In lowering 2nd cutter, when boat was about 15 feet above the water, the gooseneck studs on the ends of the strongback carried away dropping the strongback and 2nd cutter into water with such rapidity that the two men in the boat, L. Brown, Sea., and C. Carroll, Sea., were seriously injured, their injuries as follows: (memo.).

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol030of040/vol030of040_179_1.jpg

The memo:

Injuries to men caused by dropping of 2nd cutter:

Brown, F. Ptr.3c., sternman, sustained a supra condyloid fracture of left femur and an abrasion over the patella, apparently due to direct violence.

Carroll C.F., Sea., Bowman, was apparently struck in the middle of the back and forcibly thrown against some sharp ledge.
The upper lip was cut, the bones of the nose broken and a transverse fracture sustained through all bones of the face, rendering the superior maxillary freely movable from side to side.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol030of040/vol030of040_177_1.jpg

Bad for the men, and rather embarrassing in general, because the Commander-in-Chief was performing the semi-annual inspection of the ship at the time.

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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #833 on: November 08, 2017, 12:50:35 pm »
...rendering the superior maxillary freely movable from side to side.

That must have been a horribly painful injury.

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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #834 on: November 17, 2017, 02:44:52 pm »
YES!
Who would have thought, having transcribed decades of logs in the past 5 years or so, without ever seeing ice? :)

At sea, making passage from Unalaska to Pribiloff Islands.

3 July 1908 - Meridian to 4 P.M.:
At 1.12 sighted large ice floe on stbd. bow, at 1.24 c.c. to N57?E p.l. reading 94.2.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol030of040/vol030of040_250_1.jpg

4 July 1908 - 8 A.M. to Meridian:
At 10.25 passed group of icebergs (4) distant on port beam 5 mi.
At 10.45 passed another group of ice-bergs (17) on stbd. beam dist. 7 mi.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol030of040/vol030of040_251_1.jpg

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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #835 on: November 17, 2017, 05:27:02 pm »
Nice find!  8)