Concord 28 Dec 1893. Shanghai, China.http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Concord/vol016of040/vol016of040_110_1.jpg
Received on board for transfer to USS "Lancaster" one box containing the remains of Lieut Commander Marthon USN., the case was not properly sealed up.
Made visual signals to USS "Monocoey" as follows "The case addressed to Captain McCormick is leaking, send on shore the packer to come on board to stop the leak." "Send a boat at one oclock for a case addressed to Captain McCormick.
Sent box containing the remains of Lieut Commander Marthon on shore to be properly sealed.
The box was sent alongside the Concord and again rejected as not being sealed properly.
Mate, 20 May, 1863. Acting Ensign, 26 October, 1863. Acting Master, recommendation of Commanding Officer, 5 August, 1864. Honorably discharged 31 December, 1865. Acting Master, 19 April, 1866. Ensign, 12 March, 1868. Master, 18 December, 1868. Lieutenant, 21 March, 1870. Lieutenant Commander, 1 July, 1882. Died 19 November, 1891.Where were the remains kept till Dec 1893 when the Concord transported them?
Why would they leak after 2 years?
Could the date of death be wrong?