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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #810 on: August 25, 2017, 03:17:52 pm »
11-01-1917 - At anchor Corinto, Nicaragua

4 to 6 P.M.:
5:20 Ship's Rifle Team composed of the following men: Morrison, C. (Y1c), Greenwell, D. (CQM), Jordan, A.C. (Sea) Fitzwilliam, M.S. (E2cG), Pugh, J.E. (F1c), Castellano, J. (Pvt USMC), Mergenere, A. (Pvt USMC) and Lt. (jg) R.E. Kerr, U.S.N. returned on board from Managua, having held a ship's team competition with Legation Guard at Managua; Score - USS YORKTOWN 2507; Legation Guard 2352.

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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #811 on: August 25, 2017, 03:25:44 pm »
Good work, Yorktown!

We'll show those landlubbers not to mess with OW the Navy ;D

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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #812 on: August 27, 2017, 03:18:21 pm »
Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear.
Court martial him for neglect of duty? ;)

30-01-1917 - At anchor off San Diego.

Meridian to 4 P.M.:
At 12:37 the USS SAN DIEGO got underway and stood out.
The Commander-in-Chief of the US Pacific Fleet, with his staff, remained in harbor on the USS HUNTINGTON, but did not haul down his flag on the USS SAN DIEGO.

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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #814 on: September 05, 2017, 07:58:29 am »
04-03-1917 - At sea, making passage from San Diego to Mare Island, California.

8 A.M. to Meridian:
Mustered all hands aft and awarded prize money amounting to $1280.00 for proficiency in Gunnery Exercises.

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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #815 on: September 05, 2017, 02:01:53 pm »
That sounds like a serious motivator!

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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #817 on: September 13, 2017, 03:25:24 pm »
Sometimes you wish the log-keeper had added a bit more detail. :)

09-04-1917 - At Mare Island, California.

Commences and until 4 A.M.:
At 3:15 4 pistol shots were fired at shore boat by sentry at No. 1 dock.

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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #818 on: September 13, 2017, 03:53:46 pm »
 :o

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« Reply #819 on: September 18, 2017, 02:53:30 pm »
29-04-1917 - At anchor San Diego.

8 P.M. to Midnight:
At 9:05 the motor dory suddenly caught fire while at the port gangway and blazed up over the entire boat.
The coxswain, C.W. O'Bear (F3c) was burned to 1st degree on face and 3d degree on right hand.
Nolan, E. (F2c) had his left hand contused and Field, H.D. (F3c) had his hands burnt to 2nd degree.
The motor dory was set adrift at once and the officer-of-the-deck in steamer with the assistance of a steamer from the USS PITTSBURGH put out the fire with pyrenne.
The motor dory was then brought back to the ship badly burned inside.
The Surgeon and Flag Lieutenant from USS PITTSBURGH called to render any assistance possible.

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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #821 on: September 27, 2017, 03:00:53 pm »
30-06-1917 - At anchor San Diego.

Meridian to 4 P.M.:
At 12:50 Ship's Rifle team in charge of Lieut. G.A. Beall, Jr., U.S.N. left the ship for North Island to fire in a Ship's team competition with USS SAN DIEGO, USS MARBLEHEAD and USS VICKSBURG.

4 to 8 P.M.:
At 6:20 Ship's Rifle Team, Morrison, C. (CY), Davis, E.J. (F3c), Fitzwilliam, M.S. (E1cG), Bowman, H.W. (QM3c), Hart, C.E. (BM1c), Castellano, J. (Pvt), Mergener, A.J. (Pvt) and Greenwell, D. (CQM), returned on board from North Island Rifle Range having won a Ship's team competition between the USS SAN DIEGO, USS YORKTOWN, USS MARBLEHEAD and USS VICKSBURG.
Scores as follows: - YORKTOWN 2295; SAN DIEGO 2108; VICKSBURG 2087 and MARBLEHEAD 1957.

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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #823 on: September 30, 2017, 02:55:55 pm »
18-07-1917 - Lying to off Clipperton Island

4 P.M. to 6 P.M.:
At 5:05 the gig and landing party returned from Clipperton Island with the following refugees who requested to be taken from the island, viz:- Senora Alicia R. de Arnaud, age 29 years, Ramon Arnaud, 8 years, Alicia Arnaud, 6 ears, Lydia Olga Arnaud, 4 years, Angel Arnaud, 2 years; Senora Tirsa Randon, 22 years, Altagracia Quiroz, 22 years, Rosalia Nava, 15 years, Francisco Irra, 12 years, Antonio Irra, 6 years and Guadalupe Cardona, 2-1/2 yrs.
The above are the only survivors of a colony of 30 persons established 12 years ago by Pac.Phospahte Co. Ltd of S.F. Cal.
No supply ship had visited them in 3 years, the others of the colony had died of scurvy or in other ways, and these women and children had been living on the flesh and eggs of birds.
After considering their condition the Commanding Officer decided to give them passage to Salina Cruz, Mexico.

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Wikipedia has an article on Clipperton Island, which includes a photograph of the survivors on board Yorktown.



A more in depth read can be found here: https://www.damninteresting.com/the-tyrant-clipperton-island/
It doesn't make for a pretty story, though.

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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #824 on: September 30, 2017, 03:38:40 pm »
Definitely not pretty. However, I was touched by the fact that the officers kept some of the details secret to protect the survivors, and that the crewmen took up a collection for them.