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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #195 on: May 09, 2014, 08:20:40 pm »
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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #196 on: May 11, 2014, 09:27:06 am »
18-08-1894

Yorktown left Dutch Harbor, Unalaska, for Sitka with Adams in tow.
No reason for the tow has been given, and Adams is under steam and sail.

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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #197 on: May 11, 2014, 08:04:04 pm »
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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #198 on: May 19, 2014, 03:34:55 pm »
19-09-1894.
All pressures in the morning are written as 20 instead of 30.

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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #199 on: May 19, 2014, 10:04:19 pm »
Interesting record-breaking weather that must be producing!!!

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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #200 on: May 24, 2014, 03:56:07 pm »
Super clear skies at Mare Island, California.
Clearest I've ever encountered, at noon: 18. ::) :D

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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #201 on: May 24, 2014, 08:52:48 pm »
They must have been able to see all the way into outer space! ;D

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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #202 on: May 24, 2014, 08:58:03 pm »
Well, they could have if they hadn't had fog ::)

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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #203 on: May 26, 2014, 08:03:46 am »
You might have thought the US Navy would know who they employed on board their ships. ???

14-10-1894 - At Mare Island, California

8 a.m. to meridian:
At 9.30 a.m. mustered at quarters, then called all hands to muster and ascertained the number of crew who were American citizens, - the number who had taken out naturalization papers, - and the number who did or did not desire to make declaration to become American citizens.

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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #204 on: May 26, 2014, 11:47:15 am »
Requiring proof of citizenship in job interviews is very new indeed - they changed the law, penalizing the companies who knowingly hires illegal aliens.  Which means they had to put teeth into requiring applicants to provide legal proof.  I began to need my birth certificate at any job interview sometime around 1990.

Before then, the company didn't really need to know.

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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #205 on: May 27, 2014, 03:11:42 pm »
No pets on board, if you please. :)

17-10-1894 - At Mare Island, California

Meridian to 4 p.m.:
Transferred to the U.S.R.S. Independence, W.H. Nicholson (Armr) and C.B. Spiney (Sea. Gr.) by order of the Comd'g Officer, these men occupying supernumary [spelling mistake, supernumerary] rats on board.

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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #206 on: May 27, 2014, 03:28:09 pm »
I seem to see an e in your 'rats' ;)

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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #207 on: May 27, 2014, 06:41:26 pm »
It's clearly an "a". ;)

On closer inspection you might be right, though you have to admit my reading is much funnier. :D
Move the post to the mondegreen section? :-[

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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #208 on: May 27, 2014, 06:44:15 pm »
On closer inspection you might be right, though you have to admit my reading is much funnier. :D
Move the post to the mondegreen section? :-[

Rats is indeed much funnier than rates, but yes, the mondegreen section may be more appropriate ;D

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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #209 on: May 31, 2014, 11:19:56 pm »
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