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Maikel

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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #705 on: July 25, 2016, 07:53:03 am »
05-01-1902 - At anchor of Gandara River, Samar Island, Philippines.

8 A.M. to Meridian:
At 10:00 mustered at quarters followed by General Muster and reading of letters of commendation to E.G. Buchmann, (G.M. 3C), from the Secretary of the Navy for coolness and bravery while under fire in a boat expedition up the Lao River, near Ormoc, Leite, Feb. 27, 1901.

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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #706 on: July 25, 2016, 12:16:22 pm »
Nice change from all the condemnations (of crew's behavior and of supplies)! ;D

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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #707 on: August 01, 2016, 03:15:25 pm »
Feeling a bit light-headed?
Must be because the pressure dropped one inch in only one hour between 8 and 9 P.M. ;)

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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #708 on: August 16, 2016, 03:04:01 pm »
George Washington must have arrived by ship at Catbalogan, Philippines. ;)

Washington's Berthday.

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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #709 on: August 16, 2016, 03:34:19 pm »
Took me a couple of minutes to find it on the page...   ::) ;D

Washington's Berthday.

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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #710 on: August 20, 2016, 08:43:22 am »
01-03-1902 - At anchor off Cavite, Philippines

8 A.M. to Meridian:
At 8:00 Brooklyn broke homeward-bound pennant.
At 9:42 New York fired salute of 13 guns answered by 13 from Brooklyn.
At 10:00 Brooklyn got underway and stood out.
Manned rigging and gave three cheers for Brooklyn.

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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #711 on: September 04, 2016, 03:24:14 pm »
Which one to believe? ???

31-03-1902 - At anchor off Naval Station, Cavite, Philippines.

8 A.M. to Meridian:
Aneroid Barometer rose first part then steady and fell last hour.
Mercurial barometer varying slightly.

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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #712 on: September 10, 2016, 03:26:37 pm »
A change in command.

02-04-1902 - At anchor off Naval Station, Cavite, Phillipines.

8 A.M. to Meridian:
At 9.15 Commander Aaron Ward, U.S.N., came on board preparatory to relieving Commander Wm Swift U.S.N., in Command.
All hands mustered aft and Commander William Swift U.S.N. read orders detaching him, upon the reporting of his relief, Commander Aaron Ward U.S.N. and ordering him home to await orders.
Commander Aaron Ward, U.S.N. read orders directing him to report as the relief of Commander William Swift, U.S.N., in command, U.S.S. Yorktown, and assumed command at 10.56.

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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #713 on: September 10, 2016, 03:27:10 pm »
03-04-1902 - At anchor off Naval Station, Cavite, Phillipines.

8 A.M. to Meridian:
The dinghy from U.S.S. General Alava capsized near this ship.
Sent Dinghy to pick up men in water.

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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #714 on: September 15, 2016, 08:11:21 am »
Sea firing practise is shaky business. :)

15-04-1902 - At sea off Luzon, Philippines.

8 A.M. to Meridian:
Glass in both wardroom skylight broken by concussion from Gun Fire, and Cabin book shelves loosened from bulkhead.

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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #715 on: September 21, 2016, 08:23:56 am »
27-04-1902 - At anchor off Yokohama, Japan.

Meridian to 4 P.M.:
At 3.00 the gauge glass of the steam-launch boiler blew out and Wisniewski W. (M.2.C.) was forced overboard to escape being scalded.
Meagher, J.S. (O.S.) jumped after Wisniewski who was drowning and Quick Jas. (Cox) towed them a life buoy thrown from the ship.
Ensign J.K. Taussig, U.S.N., and Bassett J.E. (OS) jumped overboard from deck and towed a second life buoy to the assistance of the others.
Green, C.R. (C.P.) also jumped overboard to assist.
Lowered 2nd cutter and dinghy and picked up the men in the water.
Wisniewski was brought on board unconcious and placed under the doctor's care.
The U.S.F.S. New York sent two steam launches to assist and Ass't Sur'g F. Asserson, U.S.N. came over with offers of assistance.

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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #716 on: September 21, 2016, 11:23:48 am »
Wonderful story Maikel. Sounds like every one survived the perils of early steam machinery  :)

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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #717 on: September 21, 2016, 02:48:45 pm »
I'm not so sure Mr. Wisniewski would agree with your idea of wonderful. ;)

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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #718 on: September 21, 2016, 06:42:32 pm »
I'm not so sure Mr. Wisniewski would agree with your idea of wonderful. ;)

I think you are quite right Maikel. He certainly must have had better days  ;)

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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #719 on: September 25, 2016, 01:14:35 pm »
I have been recording the numbers under the heading of Heal and Leeway as additional pressure readings. They have been occurring repeatedly for several log books at 8AM, 12 PM and 8 PM. Initially, there was a pressure under Heal and an attached temperature under Leeway and there was a fairly constant difference between the regular pressure and the additional one, the added one always lower than the regular one. But now we only see the additional pressure reading split between Heal and Leeway and the difference between it and the regular value is not as consistent as you can see in the following http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol026of040/vol026of040_223_0.jpg

The additional numbers still look like pressure readings to me and I will continue to record them as such unless told otherwise.
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