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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #675 on: May 28, 2016, 05:41:29 pm »
  ;D

Not always a small number on Navy vessels?  ;)

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

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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #676 on: June 02, 2016, 08:52:13 am »
14-09-1901 - At anchor off Cavite, Philippines

8 P.M. to Midnight:
At 11:30 received signal from Flagship the the President died at 3:15 A.M. this morning, with instruction to carry out Art 181 U.S. Navy Regulations.

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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #678 on: June 02, 2016, 12:35:31 pm »
15-09-1901

4 to 8 A.M.:
At 5:48 hoisted colors and Jack at half mast and commenced firing salute of 1 gun every half hour on account of death of the President in accordance with Art. 181, U.S. Navy Regulations.

8 A.M. to Meridian:
Firing 30 minute guns with the Flagship.

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16-09-1901

Meridian to 4 P.M.:
At 1:20 Flagship met telegraphic signal to fleet: "All officers will immediately provide themselves with official mourning badges for sleeves, sword belts."

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17-09-1901

8 A.M. to Meridian:
At 10:45 half masted colors as signaled by Flagship.

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18-09-1901

8 A.M. to Meridian:
Following signals were made and received: ... "Saluting vessels which remain at this anchorage tomorrow will fire 21 minute guns at noon".

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19-09-1901

8 A.M. to Meridian:
At 9:30 Landing Party left the ship in Steam Launch "Sur" to take part in funeral services ashore in memory of the late President Wm. McKinley.
Landing Parties from the U.S.F.S. Brooklyn and U.S.F.S. New York, and a color guard from the U.S.S. Manila, also, landed.

Meridian to 4 P.M.:
At 12:00 U.S.F.S. Brooklyn, U.S.F.S. New York, U.S.S. Manila and this ship fired 21 minute-guns, and immediately after fired a salute of 21 guns.
At 1:35 landing parties returned to their ships.

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Edit: corrected date mistake.
« Last Edit: June 04, 2016, 08:18:08 am by Maikel »

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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #679 on: June 07, 2016, 04:56:04 am »
The third stream of the Yorktown has crossed into the Twentieth Century:)

Only about 15 more years to go....    :-\

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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #680 on: June 07, 2016, 11:33:02 am »
 8)

Only two more years of transcribing at one log-week per day!  ;D

The third stream of the Yorktown has crossed into the Twentieth Century:)

Only about 15 more years to go....    :-\

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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #681 on: June 07, 2016, 03:15:15 pm »
Times 1.65 or so, copious numbers of inserts. :)
E.g. September 1901 had 24 inserts.

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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #682 on: June 07, 2016, 04:49:51 pm »
With all these different estimates on how long it's going to take, it's hard for me to calculate my total earnings.  ;D

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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #683 on: June 08, 2016, 07:50:33 am »
No, it's not.
It's the same for everyone, you'll earn the grand total of nothing at all. ;) ;D

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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #684 on: June 09, 2016, 03:00:19 pm »
Crystal clear atmosphere. 8)

05-10-1901 - Making passage from Cavite, Philippines, to Yokohama, Japan.

4 P.M. to 6 P.M.:
At 4:05 sighted Fuji-Yama bearing N35oE, distant about 100 miles.

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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #685 on: June 09, 2016, 03:47:12 pm »
 8)  Love those October skies...

Crystal clear atmosphere. 8)

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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #686 on: June 19, 2016, 09:27:28 am »
Today news travels the world in a blink of an eye.
Not so more than a century ago. :)

01-11-1901 - Approaching Guam, Ladrone Islands.

6 P.M. to 8 P.M.:
At 7:00 turned on searchlight and wigwagged the following message in direction of Agana, Guam I: "Captain Schroeder and family on board; all well. President McKinley dead."

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President McKinley had died weeks before, on 14 September 1901.
See http://forum.oldweather.org/index.php?topic=3345.msg129596#msg129596.

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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #687 on: June 19, 2016, 03:13:33 pm »
After having been relieved as temporary governor of Guam by Commander Seaton Schroeder, U.S.N., Yorktown has her old commander back.

02-11-1901 - Santa Cruz d'Apra, Guam.

4 to 8 P.M.:
Commander W. Swift, U.S.N., came on board at 4:40.
At 5:10 mustered divisions at quarters and Commander Wm. Swift, U.S.N., resumed command after the reading of his orders.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol024of040/vol024of040_215_1.jpg

See also http://forum.oldweather.org/index.php?topic=3345.msg128962#msg128962.

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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #688 on: June 22, 2016, 04:22:52 am »
On April 3 1901 Yorktown reported overcast as having Sky 0, and Clear as having Sky 10. Then, on April 4, 1901, they reversed, so now Overcast is sky 10 and Clear is sky 0. I remember reporting this for Concord, but I don't remember the exact date they switched from reporting the amount not covered by cloud to the amount covered by cloud. People with more time or interest could look it up in the Concord thread. If they change back, I'll add another post. As a matter of note, the latter way, Clear is 0 and Overcast is 10 (tenths or 8 octas), is the "modern" way.

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