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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #225 on: June 24, 2014, 11:52:46 am »
... or maybe they were needed :-\

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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #226 on: June 24, 2014, 04:50:01 pm »
He probably thought the threat of that lasting longer would be enough to prevent full boat crew mutinies.  Don't know if it will work on any individual sneaking off.  :)

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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #227 on: June 25, 2014, 02:18:06 pm »
21-01-1895 - At anchor Teng chau fu, China

There is an additional list of passengers covering the events page.
These American residents were brought of Teng chau fu for passage to Chefoo, China.

Rev. J.B. Hartwell (sick) and wife and four children,
Mrs. C.W. Mills and 3 children,
Mrs. W.M. Hayes and 2 children,
A child of Dr. Mateer,
Rev. J.P. Irwin and wife,
One Chinese female servant.

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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #228 on: June 30, 2014, 03:13:46 pm »
For the last couple of days or so Yorktown has been observing activities off Wei-Hai-Wei (Weihai), China.
The Chinese and Japanese are involved in the First Sino-Japanese War.

On her return to Chefoo (Zhifu) she made the following report to flagship U.S.S. Baltimore.

06-02-1895 - 4 to 8 p.m.:

Made Ardois signal to Flagship as follows: "Situation unchanged. Hill forts in Japanese possession firing on island fort. No firing by Japanese fleet. Think they intend to starve island and ships out".

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Yorktown isn't the only foreign ship in the area.
Other mentioned ships around this date:
English: Aeolus, Alacrity, Edgar, Gibraltar, Porpoise, Spartan
French: Beautemps Beaupre, Forfait, Isly
German: Alexandria, Arcona, Marie
Italian: Umbria
Japan: Akitsushima, Naniwa (or Takachiho)
USA: Baltimore, Charleston

Edit: added some more mentioned ships
« Last Edit: July 01, 2014, 08:24:59 am by Maikel »

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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #230 on: June 30, 2014, 11:38:02 pm »
That's an interesting detail.  :)

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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #231 on: July 04, 2014, 03:19:32 pm »
After having searched in several places for the last few days...

19-02-1895 - At anchor Kian Chan Bay, Shantung, China.

Meridian to 4 p.m.

Steam launch and whale boat returned at 2.45 with the following named missionaries who were taken aboard for passage to Chefoo; Viz: Mrs. M.M. Crossette, Miss R.T. Miller, Mrs. F.H. Chalfaut and two children, Miss T.E. Wright, Mrs W.R. Davies and two children, and Mr. and Mrs. J.G. Fitch and two children.

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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #232 on: July 04, 2014, 09:16:11 pm »
I googled this:  Annual Report of the Board of Foreign Missions of the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A., Volumes 59-62

East Shantung Mission at Tungchow, Foreign Missions of the Presbyterian Church in the USA
Miss R.T. Miller, (Miss Rebecca Y. Miller)

West Shantung Mission at Weh Hien, Foreign Missions of the Presbyterian Church in the USA
Mrs. F.H. Chalfont and two children, (family of Rev. F. H. Chalfont)

West Shantung Mission at Chinanfu, Foreign Missions of the Presbyterian Church in the USA
Mrs W.R. Davies and two children, (family of Rev. L. J. Davies)
Mr. and Mrs. J.G. Fitch and two children
Miss T.E. Wright, (Miss Fannie E. Wight)
Mrs. M.M. Crossette, (Mary MERRILL Crossette, widow of Jonathan Fisher Crossette)

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« Reply #233 on: July 18, 2014, 08:27:40 am »
A personal milestone: 5000 full-text transcribed pages.  8)

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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #234 on: July 18, 2014, 12:39:42 pm »

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« Reply #235 on: July 18, 2014, 03:26:25 pm »
A personal milestone: 5000 full-text transcribed pages.  8)

Congratulations!!!
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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #236 on: July 18, 2014, 03:38:55 pm »
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« Reply #237 on: July 20, 2014, 08:31:53 am »
Three cheers and a dram of rum for Messrs. Carlsen and Mullen. :)

19-04-1895 - Moored to Buoy off Hong Kew, Shanghai, China.

4 p.m. to 8 p.m.:
At 4.45 Thos. Keegan (B.M.2C.) fell overboard from buoy while placing a chafing mat, and was rescued by C.A. Carlsen (C.M.3C.) and P. Mullen (Cox.)

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« Reply #238 on: July 22, 2014, 08:10:59 am »
27-04-1895 - Moored to Buoy off Hongkew, Shanghai, China.

8 a.m. to Meridian:
Received official visit from an officer of the Spanish cruiser "Ulloa" who announced the death of her Commanding officer, Senor Don Jose Jimenez Commander of the Spanish Royal Navy.
Sent an officer to offer condolence.

Meridian to 4 p.m.:
Half masted colors in company with foreign men-of-war as a mark respect to the late Commanding officer of the Spanish cruiser.
Received a call from a Spanish officer to announce that the funeral of their late Commanding officer would take place at 5.00 P.M. Sunday.

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28-04-1895

4 a.m. to 8 a.m.:
At 8.05 half masted colors and jack in honor of the late Commander of the "Ulloa".

Meridian to 4 p.m.:
The Commanding officer with three officers and Lieut. Robinson in charge of a company 36 files left the ship to attend the funeral of the late Commander Jimenez Royal Spanish Navy, Commanding the Cruiser "Ulloa".

4 p.m. to 8 p.m.:
At 5.30 Spanish man-of-war fired a salute of 7 guns and mastheaded colors, followed her motions.
Funeral party returned on board at 7.45.

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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #239 on: July 31, 2014, 07:13:29 pm »
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