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Maikel

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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #555 on: December 06, 2015, 02:58:00 pm »
To me this is clearly a TWYS, but ...
That m is only typed half-hearted. :)

Not that it really matters, at the moment he's third transcriber and his input will be ignored against two valid inputs anyway.
And if I'm wrong, it's mine that's ignored. ;)

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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #556 on: December 06, 2015, 04:28:36 pm »
Actually, I am gonna follow TWYS because I want everything to be correct.
But I'm only doing 5 dates (weather + events) every other day - the Vicksburg is my current primary target.

Are there any more oddities on this ship other than the flipped scans you mentioned in the Faulty Scan topic, Maikel?

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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #557 on: December 07, 2015, 07:46:25 am »
Oh yes, don't be fooled by those typed pages, Yorktown has it's share of difficulties. :)

You'll find many of those typed sheets are cut off, one or even two columns are on the remarks page.
When you've finished them, you'll be presented with overexposed scans, and a log-keeper who is afraid to apply pressure to his pen, or has been using tainted water instead of ink.

So, keep your image editor at the ready to glue together two pages, or change the brightness and contrast of pages in order to read them properly.

And of course there is your share of barely readable handwriting.

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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #558 on: December 08, 2015, 07:35:16 am »
You'll find many of those typed sheets are cut off, one or even two columns are on the remarks page.

Yes, I've noticed - the amount of cloud is often on the Events page, so I have to keep that one open in another tab. Problem is, sometimes the page is scanned in a way that makes some of the values impossible to read. What a pity.

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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #559 on: December 08, 2015, 07:40:09 am »

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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #560 on: December 12, 2015, 08:53:36 am »
08-02-1900 - At anchor off Ilo Ilo, Philippines.

4 to 8 P.M.:
Dry bulb rose 8o due to thermometer box being in the sun.
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol021of040/vol021of040_080_1.jpg

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« Reply #561 on: December 12, 2015, 08:54:04 am »
09-02-1900 - On passage from Ilo Ilo to Dapitan, Philippines.

4 to 8 A.M.:
At 7:07 F.A. Childs (App. 2.Cl.) fell overboard from strb'd quarter.
Called away port life boat and pick up man and life buoy.
Had man on board at 7:17.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol021of040/vol021of040_081_1.jpg

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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #562 on: December 12, 2015, 12:06:58 pm »
Good work, Captain!

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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #563 on: December 15, 2015, 08:42:26 am »


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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #565 on: December 20, 2015, 09:54:30 am »
On their way to Taku, China, this must have been a sight to be seen...

19-06-1900

4 to 8 A.M.:
At 6.25 sighted the smoke of a large number of ships on Port Bow.
At 6:30 made out the allied fleet consisting of about 60 warships and transports.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol022of040/vol022of040_016_1.jpg

When they later anchored off Taku it became expensive on powder too. :D

8 A.M. to Meridian:
At 8:00 saluted U.S. Rear Admiral with 13 guns.
Russian Vice Admiral with 17 guns. Russian Ensign at fore.
German Vice Admiral with 15 guns. German Ensign at fore.
French Rear Admiral with 13 guns. French Ensign at fore.
British Rear Admiral with 13 guns. British Ensign at fore.
The U.S.S. Newark returned with 7 guns + H.I.R.M.S. Rossia, S.M.P. Hertha, the French Cruiser Chataurenault + H.B.M.S. Barfleur returned gun for gun, U.S. Ensign at fore.
The U.S.S. Newark + this ship each saluted the Japanese Rear Admiral with 13 guns which salute the Japanese flag Returned with 13 guns U.S. Ensign a fore.

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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #566 on: December 20, 2015, 10:06:11 am »
Eh! What did you say?

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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #567 on: December 20, 2015, 03:30:05 pm »
I think Concord's report from 22 April 1893 had this beat. They were in Hampton Roads, part of the celebrations of the 400th anniversary of Christopher Columbus.

The summary is here, at least 703 guns.  The previous days were also noisy, with a couple of hundred salutes each day as various flagships arrived.

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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #568 on: December 20, 2015, 03:37:09 pm »
Old news, Yorktown was part of it. ;)
Great International Naval Review 1893: http://forum.oldweather.org/index.php?topic=3345.msg80151;topicseen#msg80151

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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #569 on: December 20, 2015, 03:49:46 pm »
WHAT ?