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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #660 on: May 04, 2016, 08:50:38 pm »
No matter what, the paperwork must go on.

Taku, China. 27 August, 1900.

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Rec'd following signals:- F to Y "Did you only use seven hundred and four tons the quarter ending June 30th? Ans. "Coal expended for quarter ending June 30" 719 tons, for month ending June 30", 256 tons" F to Y "Direct Assistant Paymaster Knowles to return reports of August 21st." F. to Y. "What is the amount of coal expended for the fiscal year ending June 30"? Y. to F. "Coal expended for fiscal year ending June 30" for consumption on this vessel 3221.2 tons., for consumption on U.S.S. Albay 64.5 tons".

F being the Flagship USS Brooklyn.
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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #661 on: May 05, 2016, 08:24:50 am »
14-07-1901 - At anchor off Kurihama, Japan

8 A.M. to Meridian:
At 11:05 the Captain and five officers left the ship to attend the unveiling of the Commodore Perry monument at Kurihama.

Meridian to 4 P.M.:
At 12:10 the U.S.F.S. New York fired a salute of 21 guns Japanese Ensign at main and the Hatutse fired 21 guns with U.S. Ensign at main.
Marine guards of all ships were paraded and faced towards the Perry Monument on shore during the unveiling.

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Ships present: U.S.F.S. New York, U.S.S. New Orleans, U.S.S. Yorktown.
Also present a Japanese squadron, fully dressed, with the Hatutse flying a Vice-Admiral's flag, and the Shikishima.

Some pictures of the monument.

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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #662 on: May 09, 2016, 03:22:00 pm »
I suppose more western than a western wind? ;)

27-07-1901 - 8 A.M.
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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #663 on: May 09, 2016, 04:13:04 pm »
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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #665 on: May 15, 2016, 09:06:49 am »
Sometimes used for intermittent although I would have thought that the p already meant intermittent rain.

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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #666 on: May 15, 2016, 02:24:43 pm »
A change in command.

11-08-1901 - San Luis d'Apra harbor, Guam, Ladrone Islands.

Meridian to 4 P.M.:
At 2:00 "All hands to muster", and Commander Wm. Swift, U.S.N., left after reading his orders; was relieved of Command by Lieut-Commander Wm. R.A. Rooney, U.S.N.
3:55 Commander Wm. Swift left the ship in obedience to orders detaching him for duty temporarily as Governor of Guam.

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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #667 on: May 17, 2016, 08:15:04 pm »
October 8th 1907
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U.S.S. Maryland and Pennsylvania left harbor.  U.S.S. Yorktown arrived from the South and fired salute of 13 guns; flagship returned 7-gun salute.

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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #668 on: May 17, 2016, 09:48:30 pm »
I can't pretend to understand the whole numbers of gun salute system, but I wondered if the local birds got used to being deafened every time a big ship came into port?  ;)

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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #669 on: May 18, 2016, 10:10:01 am »
I can't pretend to understand the whole numbers of gun salute system, but I wondered if the local birds got used to being deafened every time a big ship came into port?  ;)

Local birds avoid naval yards, even now, largely because of this. The birds that would have been subjected to the noise of the salutes would get scared and fly off in a panic. We still use cannons and explosives to scare off birds to this day.

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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #670 on: May 25, 2016, 03:08:26 pm »
29-08-1901 - In dry dock, Uraga, Japan.

4 to 8 P.M.:
At 6:55 felt quite a severe earthquake.
Examined the ship and dock and shores, immediately afterwards, and found all in good shape.

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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #671 on: May 28, 2016, 02:44:30 pm »
No respect for a fresh coat of paint. ;)
She only left the dry dock 2 days ago.

03-09-1901 - On passage from Yokohama, Japan, to Cavite, Philippines

Meridian to 4 P.M.:
At 1:58 ran aground in shoal water off Futsu Saki Pt. between two forts; soft sandy bottom.
Stopped and reversed both engines full speed, and worked engines to bells until 2:48 when ship cleared bottom and backed off shoal.

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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #672 on: May 28, 2016, 03:00:42 pm »
Just testing... ;)

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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #673 on: May 28, 2016, 04:34:42 pm »
No respect for a fresh coat of paint. ;)
She only left the dry dock 2 days ago.

03-09-1901 - On passage from Yokohama, Japan, to Cavite, Philippines

Meridian to 4 P.M.:
At 1:58 ran aground in shoal water off Futsu Saki Pt. between two forts; soft sandy bottom.
Stopped and reversed both engines full speed, and worked engines to bells until 2:48 when ship cleared bottom and backed off shoal.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol024of040/vol024of040_124_1.jpg

It was the thickness of the paint they forgot to allow for.

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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #674 on: May 28, 2016, 04:52:22 pm »
 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D