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How difficult to transcribe are the currently available log pages of the Yorktown, relative to other ships?

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Hanibal94

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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #795 on: April 28, 2017, 05:31:32 pm »
Please be aware of this, and do what I am doing:

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.

What page are you on, Stuart? I get October 19th 1902 when I ask for one

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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #796 on: April 28, 2017, 09:27:09 pm »
This morning started with 19 Oct 1902. (20:00 GMT)

Not much done today, spent much of the day watching MenTest running.
Still cannot find why my PC keeps getting 'Not Responding' errors and the USB ports keep dropping out.
Ran SFC as well.


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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #797 on: May 02, 2017, 05:43:38 am »
OMG the drunks and absentees are following me from ship to ship.   ???
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol026of040/vol026of040_206_1.jpg

I do like the one near the bottom.
Hughes J. Preventing shipmates from going ashore in a desirable port.   :o  :(
I have not seen any mention of anybody stopping them going ashore in an undesirable port.  :D

and wait 4 days later there is more.
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol026of040/vol026of040_210_1.jpg
« Last Edit: May 02, 2017, 06:32:18 am by Pommy Stuart »


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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #799 on: May 14, 2017, 08:59:49 am »
The things you do when you haven't been allowed liberty for a long while. :)

At anchor off La Union, Salvador.

09-06-1907 - 8 P.M. to Midnight.
At about 10.55, four men were discovered in the water attempting to leave the ship.
The 2nd cutter was lowered and recovered J.S.W. Carr, (.S.) and F.R. Sicklesteel, (O.S.).
All hands were mustered and C.H. O'Hara (Bkr. 2c), and J.C. Stewart, (O.S.), were found missing with life preservers.
Search was continued for them without avail until 12.10.
By order of the Commanding Officer J.S.W. Carr, (O.S.) and F.R. Sicklesteel, (O.S.) were confined in double irons to await further action.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol029of040/vol029of040_023_1.jpg

10-06-1907 - 4 to 8 A.M.:
By order of the Commanding officer, C.H. O'Hara, (Bkr. 2c) + J.C. Stewart, (O.S.) were declared deserters from this ship + from the Naval Service, they having left the ship without authority at about 10:50 pm, June 9, 1907.

8 A.M. to Meridian:
A notice of a reward of $20.00 each was sent to the police authority of La Union for the return of J.C. Stewart, O.S. and G.H. O'Hara, Bkr. 2c who deserted June 9.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol029of040/vol029of040_026_1.jpg

11-06-1907 - 8 A.M. to Meridian:
A notice of a reward of $10.00 was sent to the police authorites of La Union for the return of C.J. Casserie, (O.S.) who was overleave. At 10.30, C.J. Casserie, (O.S.) returned from liberty 16 hours overtime.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol029of040/vol029of040_029_1.jpg

The next day Yorktown sailed for Acajutla, Salvador.

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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #800 on: May 17, 2017, 08:07:09 am »
19-06-1907 - At anchor off Acajutla, Salvador

Meridian to 4 P.M.:
O'Hara, C.H., (Bkr. 2c), + Stewart, J.C. (O.S.) were brought on board from the steamer Newport by Midshipman Durr, the boarding officer.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol029of040/vol029of040_045_1.jpg

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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #801 on: May 27, 2017, 02:56:41 pm »
07-07-1907 - At anchor off Acajutla, Salvador.

Commences and until 4 A.M.:
At 1.15 the alcohol chest on the stb'd side of the Quarter deck was found to have been bored into.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol029of040/vol029of040_087_1.jpg

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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #802 on: May 27, 2017, 03:07:42 pm »
:o

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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #803 on: May 27, 2017, 03:29:36 pm »
Commences and until 4 A.M.:
At 1.15 the alcohol chest on the stb'd side of the Quarter deck was found to have been bored into.

Confiscate anything that looks like a drinking straw!

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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #804 on: June 07, 2017, 03:03:42 pm »
05-08-1907 - At anchor off Acajutla, Salvador.

8 A.M. to Meridian:
All hands were then called aft and Comd'r. R.T. Mulligan read his orders detaching him from the command of this ship and ordering him to report to Chief of Bureau of Navigation in Washington for duty in that Department.
He then at 10.58 turned over the command of the ship to Comd'r. J.H. Glennon, who then read his orders relieving him from duty in the Bureau of Ordnance + ordering him to take command of this vessel.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol029of040/vol029of040_144_1.jpg

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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #805 on: July 19, 2017, 03:11:38 pm »
29-10-1907 - Mare Island, California.

8 A.M. to Meridian:
Halfmasted colors from noon till sunset.
A salute of 13 one minute guns was fired by the U.S.S. "Independence" at 12:00 in honor of the memory of the late Rear Admiral J.G. Walker U.S.N. (Retired).

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol029of040/vol029of040_331_1.jpg

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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #806 on: August 04, 2017, 02:51:30 pm »
At Mare Island, California.

10-12-1907 - Meridian to 4 P.M.:
Mustered at quarters at 1:05 and turned in clothing from all hands for fumigation, on account of measles on board.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol029of040/vol029of040_395_1.jpg

11-12-1907 - 4 to 8 A.M.:
Made preparations for fumigating ship.

8 A.M. to Meridian:
The Medical Officer fumigated the ship and inspected Officers and crew for measles suspects.

4 P.M. to 8 P.M.:
Fumigated hammocks, bags and ditty boxes were returned to the crew.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol029of040/vol029of040_396_1.jpg

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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #807 on: August 04, 2017, 03:34:18 pm »
The idea of measles spreading through the fleet must have given the Mare Island commander nightmares.

I hope it wasn't a case of the cure being worse than the kill :-\

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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #808 on: August 11, 2017, 02:44:50 pm »
The hardships of U.S. Navy life in the early 20th century. ;)

01-01-1908 - 8 A.M. to Meridian:
Received in General Mess 50 pies, 40 cakes, 4 gals. oysters.

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