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Maikel

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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #600 on: January 24, 2016, 02:49:08 pm »
04-10-1900 - 8 P.M. to midnight

There seems to be a discrepancy in the reading of the barometer at 8 o'clock as the reading at 9 o'clock is correct.

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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #601 on: January 24, 2016, 05:03:13 pm »
Here's another one: bocqpsl at 8 AM

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Webster's dictionary says bocqpsl describes a urinary tract obstruction. I'll have to remember these for Scrabble  ;D

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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #602 on: January 28, 2016, 02:49:24 pm »
Awkward moments for the U.S. army transport Garonne, having on board brigadier general Hall, commander Taussig of the Yorktown, and the presidente of Polillo, Philippines.

12-10-1900 - Off Polillo Island, Philippines

8 A.M. to Meridian:
Ens. Washington returned at 11 o'clock, bringing the presidente of Polillo with him.
The Commanding Officer called upon General Hall on the U.S.A.T. Garonne, taking the presidente with him.
At 11:10 received signal from U.S.A.T. Garonne, "We are aground."

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It took many attempts, but during the 6 to 8 P.M. watch the U.S.A.T. Garonne was afloat again.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol022of040/vol022of040_179_1.jpg

Not that the Garonne learned from the experience, because shortly after noon the next day, whilst leaving Polillo, she ran aground again.
They managed to get her afloat at around 9 P.M., but this time the hawser fouled her propeller.

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http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol022of040/vol022of040_181_1.jpg

It took two days to clear the propeller.

The University of Washington has some nice pictures of the U.S.A.T. Garonne, taken only months earlier.


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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #603 on: February 06, 2016, 03:08:59 pm »
06-11-1900 - At anchor off Cavite, Philippines

The following punishments were awarded:- Parry, H.A. - Cox - Tying "Overboard tag" on Corporal of Guard's back; two days bread and water, 4th class.

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It seems the brass is lacking a sense of humour. ;)

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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #604 on: February 06, 2016, 09:24:54 pm »
Dreadful lack of humour!  ::)

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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #605 on: February 08, 2016, 09:01:53 am »
08-11-1900 - At anchor off Sual, Philippines.

4 to 6 P.M.:
Heard news of election of Wm. McKinley as President of the U.S.

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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #606 on: February 11, 2016, 08:35:42 am »
17-11-1900 - At anchor off Aparri, Luzon, Philippines.

8 A.M. to Meridian:
16th Inf. Band came on board and gave a band concert from 10:00 to 11:00.

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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #607 on: February 13, 2016, 10:23:05 am »
How loved we are by the army. ;)

26-11-1900 - At anchor off San Fernando, Philippines.

6 to 8 P.M.:
Band of the 48 U.S. Vol. came on board at 7:30 to give a band concert.

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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #609 on: February 21, 2016, 10:08:17 am »
September 24th 1894 - San Francisco Bay. Ahoy to the Yorktown  :)
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At 6.20 U.S.S. Yorktown entered harbor and exchanged numbers. At 6.45 Yorktown anchored to southward of this vessel
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Sent an officer on board the Yorktown with offers of the usual courtesies. An officer of the Yorktown called upon this ship about 10:00. About 11:45 the Yorktown got underway and left the harbor, heading up the bay towards the Navy Yard

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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #610 on: February 22, 2016, 11:38:04 pm »
06 September, 1899. At anchor at Sulu, P.I.   (which is Jolo Harbour)

4 to 8 P.M.
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At 6:35 o'clock sent Gig to pick up a soldier who was calling for help between ship and shore, he had attempted to swim to the ship, sent him ashore.

Yay us!

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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #611 on: February 23, 2016, 07:12:18 am »
 ;D

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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #612 on: February 23, 2016, 08:16:21 pm »
11 September 1899 - At anchor off Sulu, P.I. and on Passage to Tawi Tawi.

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The Commanding Officer awarded the following punishments:- Riordan. D. (1st Sergt.) Giving men permission to get beer when sent ashore for drill. Warned and fact noted on enlistment record.

My kind of sergeant!  ;D

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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #613 on: February 24, 2016, 12:36:09 am »
16 September 1899 - At anchor of Sulu, P.I.

No shoes, no shirt, no service.   ;D

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The Commanding Officer awarded the following punishments: - Peterson, J.H. (F.2.C.) in gangway during supper hour without jumper or shoes; 1 day extra duty.

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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #614 on: February 24, 2016, 12:52:02 am »
Maybe better choice than the water?  ;)

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The Commanding Officer awarded the following punishments:- Riordan. D. (1st Sergt.) Giving men permission to get beer when sent ashore for drill. Warned and fact noted on enlistment record.

My kind of sergeant!  ;D