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Craig

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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #780 on: February 19, 2017, 08:37:58 pm »
Presumably an indirect reference in the log to the official end of WW 1. Perhaps the Yorktown was unaware of the event at that time or it was not newsworthy to the logkeeper. The armistice agreement was signed by Germany at 5 AM in Compi?gne, France, which was about 1 AM in Halifax.

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8 AM to Meridian. Factory and vessels whistles and sirens began blowing.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol03of04/vol03of04_395_1.jpg  11/11/1918

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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #781 on: February 20, 2017, 12:53:17 am »
There is a mention of the Allied Victory Celebration. If memory serves, which it mostly doesn't these days, I think the date of 11 Nov. was settled several days before the actual date, so people knew when the Armistice was coming.

I recall, when I was transcribing HMS Grafton, that there was also just a bare mention of the end of the war. Similarly for accounts from soldiers at the end of WW 2.  The civilians celebrated like crazy, but troops in the field acted as if, "Fine. It's over. Let's get a beer and have a rest."

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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #782 on: February 25, 2017, 12:07:45 pm »
I mentioned the following elsewhere:

I was doing 06/02/1919 on the Yorktown and I got the Sorry message when I saved the WR page. Naval History says the ship arrived in San Diego on 15/02/1919 and it was decommissioned in June at Mare Island. We were on the way to Acapulco when I got this message. I didn't even get to the end of the February log book. It seems I have finished the ship, although it's a strange place to end. I am able to get log pages on other ships.

I am now finished doing OW Classic.


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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #783 on: March 16, 2017, 03:05:58 pm »
Three cheers for yeoman Dockstader. :D

19-01-1907 - Performing practice runs at target range Magdalena Bay, Mexico.

8 A.M. to Meridian:
G.A. Dockstader, (Yeo. 2c) fired at No. 1 - 3 pdr. semi-automatic at the rate of 30 shots per min. and 20 hits per min. which is the worlds record.

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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #784 on: March 17, 2017, 09:25:01 am »
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« Reply #785 on: March 17, 2017, 02:41:03 pm »
Anchored in Magdalena Bay, Mexico.

20-01-1907 - 4 to 8 P.M.:
At 6.55 Midshipman I.W. Hayne, U.S.N. died on board U.S.F.S. Charleston.

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21-01-1907 - Meridian to 4 P.M.:
The Flagship held funeral services in honor of late Midshipman I.W. Hayne, U.S. Navy, after which his remains were transferred to this ship for transportation to San Diego, Cal.
An escort of Officers and men accompanied the body.
Midshipman O.I. Cox, U.S. Navy, reported on board in obedience to orders of the Commander-in-Chief to escort the remains of the late Midshipman Hayne.
After the remains were received on board a sentry was placed on duty to guard them.

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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #786 on: March 17, 2017, 11:38:19 pm »
That is a lot more attention than I have ever seen.

Mentions Hayne and Yorktown, but no explanation:
Annual Reports of the Navy Department for the Fiscal Year 1907

Midshipman Hayne Dead on the Charleston

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« Reply #787 on: March 19, 2017, 08:47:09 am »
24-01-1907 - At anchor in San Diego harbor.

Meridian to 4 P.M.:
The remains of late Midshipman I.W. Hayne, U.S. Navy, were escorted ashore by an escort of officers + men.
The colors were half-masted throughout the ceremony.
The Commanding Officer left the ship with the escort above mentioned.

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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #788 on: March 20, 2017, 02:15:37 pm »
28-01-1907 - At Mare Island, California.

Meridian to 4 P.M.:
At about 3.00 Capt. G.B. Harbor attempted to come aboard and the fireman of the Independence launch, in trying to regain his watch cap which he had dropped, fell overboard and was drowned.
Sent out two boats with grappling irons to find the body, but without success.

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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #789 on: April 14, 2017, 03:40:16 pm »
This may have been mentioned already, but I don't remember - some of the pages in 1902 have extra barometer readings.
I assume this because they have a mercurial and an aneroid barometer and are taking measurements with both.
Example page: http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol026of040/vol026of040_031_0.jpg

I am transcribing these extra readings as well, in WRs containing just the hour and the reading.

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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #790 on: April 14, 2017, 03:52:53 pm »
Sounds good.

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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #791 on: April 18, 2017, 08:39:41 am »
27-03-1907 - At anchor in Magdalena Bay, Mexico.

4 to 8 P.M.:
The band from the Flagship came on board at 6.40 and held a concert on the poop.

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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #792 on: April 23, 2017, 12:50:49 pm »

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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #793 on: April 23, 2017, 02:12:52 pm »
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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #794 on: April 28, 2017, 02:59:02 am »
Hi Shipmates.
Thought I would join you till some decision is made on the Albatross.

Any hints on the entries, they look straight forward on my first page?