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Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« on: October 21, 2012, 09:46:52 pm »
« Last Edit: October 30, 2013, 06:38:14 pm by Randi »

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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2012, 04:41:20 pm »
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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2012, 02:12:21 am »
There is a new book out called "The Devils causeway" by mathew Westfall. It deals with Yorktown. During the Phillipine Insurection 1899-1916 a landing party from this ship was ambushed and taken prisoner by the insurgents. They were later rescued by the US military. I have glanced throughit and based on this and the book reviews it looks like a good book.

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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2013, 09:29:28 am »
On 2 November 1889 Frank Torsch (seaman) was transferred to the Naval Hospital, where he died on the 4th.
Two days later, 6 November 1889, 7 hands have been digging a grave for him in the morning.
Frank Torsch was buried in the afternoon.

Edit:
His name might be Frank Torch.
On 02-11-1889 his name is spelled as Torch, whilst on 06-11-1889 it's spelled as Torsch.
« Last Edit: January 13, 2013, 09:05:50 am by Maikel »

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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2013, 11:25:24 pm »
Rest in peace Frank Torch

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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2013, 12:12:00 am »
Maikel, if this is the page involved...
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol002of040_jpg_clean/vol002of040_149_1.jpg
...I think he is F. Torsch. 

I'm noting this in the American Burials page.  Thanks.

On 2 November 1889 Frank Torch (seaman) was transferred to the Naval Hospital, where he died on the 4th.
Two days later, 6 November 1889, 7 hands have been digging a grave for him in the morning.
Frank Torch was buried in the afternoon.


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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2013, 08:46:06 am »
Yeap, you're right.
Spelling checker overruled?  ;)

Edit:
Although, when I went to check what I typed during transcribing, on 02-11-1889 he is clearly called Frank Torch.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol002of040_jpg_clean/vol002of040_143_1.jpg
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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #7 on: February 02, 2013, 09:08:34 am »

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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #8 on: February 25, 2013, 10:54:56 pm »
Since Commander asked assitance through US Vice-Consul (Emilio Masi) we'll probably never know the answer ;)

I've found however a little article on an Italian 1890 newspaper (available from here: http://emerotecavirtualetoscana.siav.it/consulta_testata_calendario.asp?TestataRootNode=28551 - but the site has a terrible interface) about the arrival of Yorktown in Livorno:

Italian     English (rough translation)
Livorno, 9. - (Visite officiali). -Leghorn, 9. (Official visits). -
Sabato scorso il comandante la nave da guerra americana Yorktown, accompagnatoLast saturday the commander of american warship Yorktown, accompained
dal vice-console degli Stati Uniti signor Masi, si reco', fra le altre autorita', a far visita al Sindaco.by United States vice-consul Mr. Masi, went, with other authorities, to pay visit to the City Major.
Nella mattinata di ieri il comm. Costella restituiva la visita a bordo della nave suddetta,Yesterday morning comm. Costella returned the visit on board the said ship,
dove ebbe onori ed accoglienze cortesissime.where he had honours and the most courteous welcome.

The visit mentioned in your newspaper article has been recorded: http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol003of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol003of040_078_1.jpg
« Last Edit: February 27, 2013, 09:07:10 am by Randi »

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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #9 on: March 16, 2013, 09:08:41 am »
The U.S.S. Yorktown, whilst anchored in Gibraltar, has received a list of publications and charts:

23-05-1890 Meridian to 4 p.m.
Received in Navagation the following publications and charts: South America Pilot Part I, 1885; West India pilot vol. 2, fourth edition, 1807; Admiraltity light list of Eastern coast of North and Central America, including Bermuda and West India Isd.; Admirality light list of South America Western coast of North America, Pacific Ids, ec; Hydrographic notices (No 2, 1887) third edition, 1885; Hydrographic Notices (West India Pilot vol. 2) Admiriality Charts Nos. 969, 535, 506, 54, 19, 544, 2544, 2001, 2526, 528, 529, 530, 2522.
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol003of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol003of040_154_1.jpg

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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #10 on: March 16, 2013, 02:27:42 pm »
The Admiralty was very generous.

The first of that list can be read at Google Books
South America Pilot Part I, 1885

The second of that list is available only in different edition
The West India pilot Vol.II: The Caribbean Sea, from Barbados to Cuba 1876

Unfortunately the list of lights and the charts and notices seen to never have reached cyber-space.

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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #11 on: March 17, 2013, 12:10:06 am »
You should see the pages of charts that Jamestown 1844 has...if ONLY we had them now!
It's the 6 pages leading to this one:
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Jamestown/vol001of067/vol001of067_013_1.jpg

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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #12 on: March 17, 2013, 01:46:47 am »
I have total respect for and fear of any person who takes on this list, outside of the instruments at the very end.

But the books at the end are interesting. 

Bowditch is available in the 1918 and the 1802 versions, plus a great many later 20th century editions.

The Coast Pilots are still ongoing, covering the very long US coastliines in detail.  The modern versions are updated weekly.  They also have some historical editions online. 

We have the 1843 edition of Maury's Navigations

Horsburgh's India Directory 1874

Sumner's Latitudes 1851 is also online.

I don't intend to read this stuff, but it is interesting to look at the books that actually sailed on our ships.

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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #13 on: March 23, 2013, 08:34:22 am »
14-06-1890 12 to 4 p.m.

At 3.30 threw overboard a bottle containing HO[?]. Ocean current rep~~t.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol003of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol003of040_179_1.jpg

Any idea what that bottle contained and what was going on with the ocean current?

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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #14 on: March 23, 2013, 08:42:47 am »
Hi Maikel,

Maybe  the bottle was containing just H2O from Ocean?
No clues about current rep~, but it seems there's a point (or a comma?) after Ocean and so it could be a different period....