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Maikel

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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #765 on: December 22, 2016, 11:37:15 am »
24-01-1903 - At anchor off Cavite, Philippines.

8 A.M. to Meridian:
The U.S.S. General Alava went out of commission.

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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #766 on: December 27, 2016, 03:09:47 pm »
I'll bet you don't often hear sailors mention falling from a tree whilst on duty. ;)

At anchor in Dumankilas Bay, Philippines.

Meridian to 4 P.M.
G.M. Scothan (sea) was brought back to the ship, injured by a fall from a tree while in the performance of his duty.

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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #767 on: January 10, 2017, 02:57:44 pm »
Change in command.

08-04-1903 - At anchor of Zamboanga, Philippines.

8 A.M. to Meridian:
Commander A. Ward, U.S.N., left ship at 9:20 to assume command of the Don Juan de Austria, returning at 10:15 with Comdr. D.D.V. Stuart.
...
Comdr Ward and his relief inspected crew and ship.
Then marched divisions aft and Comdr Ward read the order reliving him from Command of this vessel.
Comdr. Stuart read the Commander-in-Chief's order authorizing him to assume command of this vessel.

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Hooray!  :D 8)

10-04-1903 - At anchor of Zamboanga, Philippines.

4 to 8 A.M.:
Broke homeward bound pennant at 8:00.

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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #768 on: January 17, 2017, 03:16:40 pm »
Don't drink and sail... :(

04-05-1903 - On passage from Yokohama to Honolulu.

4 to 6 P.M.:
Mansen, J. (Blksmith) was reported absent from the ship at 5:00, and after a thorough search of the ship could not be found. He was last seen about 8 o'clock this morning.

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05-05-1903

4 to 8 A.M.:
Continued search for Mansen L. (Blacksmith) searching boats and spar deck.

8 A.M. to Meridian:
At 9:30 mustered at quarters and made another search of ship for Mansen, J. (Blksmth) without finding him.

Meridian to 4 P.M.:
At 1:00, the court to investigate the disappearance of Mansen, J. (Blksmith) convened.
At 3:55, the court adjourned.

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U. S. S. YORKTOWN,
At Sea, Lat. 34? 48' N.,
Long. 150? 30' E.,
May 5, 1903.

S i r:-

In obedience to your order of May 5, 1903, we have this day met and investigated the absence from this vessel of L. Mansen, Blacksmith, U.S. Navy, and have to report as follows:

1. L. Mansen,Blacksmith,U.S.N.,went on liberty from this vessel at Yokohama, Japan, May 2, 1903, and returned from liberty about 2:45 A.M. Sunday, May 3, 1903. His return is establish by the statements of F.R. Windsor,Q.M.3rd cl., who woke him up in a sampan alongside about that hour. He got up and came on board, and in reply to inquiry from Quartermaster Windsor said that he was Mansen, Blacksmith. Windsor did not know him personally, but a man on board passing at the time said that it was Mansen, Blacksmith. He was drunk, and staggered forward.

2. This vessel sailed from Yokohama, Japan, For Honolulu, about noon May 3, 1903. His presence on board on May 3rd, 1903, after the ship sailed, is established by the statements of the following named reliable men:-
(a) D. Warrelman,Chief Boatswain's Mate, saw him between four and five o'clock P.M., lying drunk on port side of forecastle with one leg hanging over the rail. He moved him inboard and told him to look out and not fall overboard. Mansen inquired whether or not the ship had left Yokohama yet.
(b) McCauley,J.F.,B.M.2c., saw him on the forecastle near the conning tower, about 5 0'clock P.M. He appeared shaky and dazed, like a man getting over a drunk.
(c) Sirbeck,E.,G.M.3c., saw him about 6:00 P.M., lying on deck and reading and smoking. Mansen gave him a light from his cigar. He appeared cleaned up and sober.
(d) Weickhardt,C.E.,App.1st class, saw him about 8 o'clock P.M., drunk under the forecastle. He had in keeping $10.00 of Mansen's money, which Mansen had given him about 11:00 A.M. that day.
(e) Dalkin,R.T.,G.M.2c., saw him at 10 o'clock P.M., and thought him sober.
(f) Schreiber,B.,CH.M.a.A., saw him sitting on chest forward at 10:00 P.M.; considered him drunk, and had seen him at intervals all day long, and considered him drunk all day.
(g) Loughman,P.,Blacksmith, saw him and talked with him at 10 o'clock P.M. Mansen appeared to be recovering from a drunk.
(h) Noble,W.W.,B.M.1c., saw him about ten o'clock P.M.,and Mansen gave him a cigar; at about 11:45 P.M. he again saw Mansen lying asleep on starboard side of forecastle.

3. His presence on board on Monday, May 4th, 1903,- the day after the ship sailed, is established by statements of the following name reliable men:-
(a) Blaeser,J.W.,Seaman, saw him at about 7 o'clock A.M. lying asleep on berth deck near chief petty officer's table.
(b) Roberts,W.,Oiler, saw him in port alleyway about 7:50 A.M. Mansen shook hands with him and conversed with him. He appeared shaky and dazed from drink.
(c) Smith,C.A., C.P., saw him about 7:45 A.M. lying down near firemen's washroom; talked with him; he appeared dopy from drink.
(d) Hanafin,A.T., W.T., saw him about 8:00 A.M.; he spoke to and grabbed hold of Hanafin; appeared to have been drinking hard.
(e) Rathbone,J.W., Oiler, saw him about 8:00 A.M. in port alleyway; talked with him concerning duty: he appeared to be dopy from drink.
(f) Nevaril,E.,Yeo.2c., saw him near galley about 8:30 A.M. Mansen spoke to him and shook hands. Nevaril thought he was sober.
(g) Wilson, E.F.,Seaman, saw him about 9:00 A.M.; talked and joked with him. Mansen said he wished he had his Japanese money changed to American money. He appeared to be dopy from drink, but able to take care of himself.
(h) Pezold,H.O.,Bugler, saw him about 11:00 o'clock A.M. on main deck. Mansen spoke to him and went to scuttle-butt. He looked as if he had just woke up.
(i) Hill,A.H.,Seaman, saw him about 11:00 A.M. coming up from berth deck. He appeared to be drunk: saw him walking about main deck; he acted like a drunken man.

4. Beyond this time, 11:00 o'clock A.M. of Monday, May 4th, the second day at sea, the Board is unable to establish the presence of Mansen on board. In the muster list at quarters at 9:30 A.M. Monday, May 4th, Mansen's name was accidentally omitted. On Monday afternoon men about decks spoke of not seeing him around. At evening quarters, 5:00 P.M. Monday, May 4th, he was not present and was officially reported absent. A search of the ship was made without discovering him. The Chief Master-at-Arms, with assistants, continued the search until 8:00 P.M. without finding him. During the morning watch of May 5th, by orders of the Executive Officer, boats, booms, stow holds, etc., were searched; at quarters the Executive Officer, accompanied by storeroom keepers, made a thorough search of the ship; the Engineer Officer searched the limits of his department. He was not found. This establishes the absence of Mansen from this vessel.

5. The opinion of the Board, based on the above facts, is that L. Mansen,Blacksmith,U.S.Navy, either fell or jumped overboard from this vessel, at sea, between the hours of 11 o'clock A.M. and 5o'clock P.M., on Monday, May 4th, 1903, his condition from the effects of drink being such as to render him liable to either fall or jump overboard.

6. The weather during the day of May 4th was good. The Officers of the Deck, Ensign Abernathy from 8:00 A.M. to 12:30 P.M., and Lieutenant Olmsted from 12:30 P.M. to 4:00 P.M., both state that they were keeping careful lookout, and that there was no outcry or splash or other indication of a man's going overboard. The gangways were partially obstructed with a deck load of coal, which would have made it easier for a man to jump overboard unobserved than if gangways were clear. The marines who were stationed at the life buoys from 8:00 A.M. to 4.00 P.M. state that they kept a careful lookout; that they were where they could see every object floating past; that they saw nothing nor heard any outcry or splash or other indication of a man's being overboard. The masthead lookouts during the same period state that they kept a careful lookout, mainly ahead, and neither saw nor heard anything that would indicate a man's going overboard.

Very respectfully,
[signed by] C.B. Brittain, Lieut., U.S.N.
[signed by] P.N. Olmsted, Lieut., U.S.N.
[signed by] Karl Ohnesorg,Asst.Surg.,U.S.N.

The Commanding Officer.

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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #769 on: January 17, 2017, 07:15:07 pm »
I hear what you say Maikel, and after this story - trust me I never will drink and sail!  :o

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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #770 on: January 18, 2017, 12:10:26 am »
Log records of crew confined for safekeeping when intoxicated seem more reasonable now.

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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #771 on: January 18, 2017, 12:26:39 am »
Log records of crew confined for safekeeping when intoxicated seem more reasonable now.
Yes indeed.

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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #772 on: January 21, 2017, 02:54:39 pm »
18-05-1903 - At Honolulu.

4 to 8 P.M.:
While the prisoners were being policed at 7:30 two of them, C.G.G. Hayunder, (A1C) and H.L. Ross, (F2C), escaped through air port in head, leaving their irons in the head.
A reward of ten dollars $10.00 (gold) a piece was immediately offered for their arrest.

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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #773 on: January 21, 2017, 03:09:54 pm »
A couple of Houdinis, huh?  :o

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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #774 on: January 22, 2017, 03:00:27 pm »
20-05-1903 - At Honolulu.

4 to 8 A.M.:
At sunrise, hoisted the colors, half mast, in honor of the late Rear Admiral Belknap.

8 A.M. to Meridian:
C.G.G. Hayunger, (A1C) and H.L. Ross, (F2C), the escaped G.C.M. prisoners were brought back by the city police and rewards paid for their delivery on board.

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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #775 on: January 29, 2017, 08:25:13 am »
12-06-1903 - Moored alongside dock Mare Island, California.

4 to 8 A.M.:
At 10:54, the U.S.S. Princeton went out of commission.

Meridian to 4 P.M.:
Sent the bags and hammocks of the crew of this Vessel to the Independence.

4 to 8 P.M.:
Transferred the crew of this Vessel to the Independence.

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15-06-1903 - Moored alongside dock Mare Island, California.

Meridian to 4 P.M.:
At 3:30 the "Concord" went [out of] commission.

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17-06-1903 - Moored alongside dock Mare Island, California.

8 A.M. to Meridian:
At 9:50, the Captain of the Yard inspected the ship.
At 10:12, all hands were called to quarters, the Captain read his orders, the pennant was hauled down and the ship placed out of Commission and turned over to the Captain of the Yard.

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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #776 on: January 29, 2017, 03:00:31 pm »
01-10-1906 - Moored alongside sea wall, Mare Island, California.

The officers and crew for this vessel were assembled on the quarter-deck and the Navy Yard band on the poop.
At 10.20 a.m. by direction of Captain, A. McCraden, U.S.N., Captain of the Yard, and representing the Commandant of the navy yard, the colors and commission pennant, were hoisted with proper ceremonies, and he turned the ship over to Commander R.T. Mulligan, U.S.N., who received the ship and published his orders from the Navy Department, directing him to assume command of this vessel.
The watch was then set.

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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #777 on: February 02, 2017, 03:18:24 pm »
11-10-1906 - Moored alongside sea wall, Mare Island, California.

4 to 8 A.M.:
At 5.30 o'clock a capsized grain schooner floated past this ship and lodged on a bar further up stream.

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Written like this, no further action mentioned, it's as if it's common practice. :)

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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #778 on: February 04, 2017, 08:30:32 am »
13-10-1906 - Moored to sea wall, Mare Island, California.

4 to 8 A.M.:
About 9.30 a man fell overboard from the Charleston.
The body was recovered later by means of a grapnel.

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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #779 on: February 10, 2017, 03:21:52 pm »
It looks like 2 November 1906 is missing.
Offered scanned pages are numbered in sequence, though.

1 November 1906
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3 November 1906
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