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Re: American Burials at sea and other recorded deaths...
« Reply #16 on: January 23, 2013, 02:34:02 pm »
Sorry for posting it on the wrong thread... I've just removed and posted it here, with an additional note of Gillis burial at sea on 31 May:

CGC Unalga (II), May 1947

29 May 1947 (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USRC%20Unalga/b0148_cr2_to_jpg/b0148_174_1.jpg):
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16.55: LCVP #5 departed with Doctor Severson James and five (5) men to get a sick man from the Schooner C.A. THAYER.
17.45: BOAT returned with all men and sick man. A. C. GILLIS of Seattle Washington for transportation to Dutch Harbor.

30 May 1947 (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USRC%20Unalga/b0148_cr2_to_jpg/b0148_175_1.jpg):
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06.50: Patient A. C. GILLIS who was taken aboard, for medical treatment from Schooner C. A. THAYER, Died.

31 May 1947 (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USRC%20Unalga/b0148_cr2_to_jpg/b0148_176_1.jpg):
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07.05: Held burial service at sea for A. C. GILLIS, who died on board as noted in log of 30 May 1947, at 54o 42' N, 163o-56' W
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Re: American Burials at sea and other recorded deaths...
« Reply #17 on: January 23, 2013, 02:38:56 pm »
(I did the same thing with LCVP ;D)

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Re: American Burials at sea and other recorded deaths...
« Reply #18 on: January 23, 2013, 04:58:31 pm »
Not a problem, Propriome.  I deleted my copy here, your entry is more complete.  Organizing the forum is the moderators problem, the members shouldn't have to worry about that. :)

Rest in Peace, A.C. Gillis.

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Re: American Burials at sea and other recorded deaths...
« Reply #19 on: January 23, 2013, 05:25:04 pm »
The C.A. Thayer has recently been restored and is at the San Francisco Maritime Museum.

http://www.nps.gov/safr/historyculture/c-a-thayer.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C.A._Thayer_(1895)
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Re: American Burials at sea and other recorded deaths...
« Reply #20 on: January 23, 2013, 05:56:42 pm »

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Re: American Burials at sea and other recorded deaths...
« Reply #21 on: February 03, 2013, 06:14:02 am »
A death from Concord, at the Brooklyn Naval Yard Hospital:
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Concord/vol012of040/vol012of040_042_1.jpg  Meridian to 4 pm, 5th line.

From Ancestry.com
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Name:   August T Bumann
Service Info.:   LDS US NAVY
Death Date:   24 Sep 1891
Cemetery:   Cypress Hills National Cemetery
Cemetery Address:   625 Jamaica Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11208
Buried At:   Section 6 Site 12339

Rest in Peace, August T Bumann.

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Re: American Burials at sea and other recorded deaths...
« Reply #22 on: February 13, 2013, 08:23:05 pm »
On 2 February 1890 at 2.30am 1st Sergeant Arthur S. Crane U.S.M.C. died on U.S.S. Yorktown, whilst in the port of Mahon, Menorca, Spain.

Later that day he has been buried on the American Cemetery at Mahon.
Immediately after the Yorktown set sail for Toulon, France.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol003of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol003of040_040_1.jpg

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Re: American Burials at sea and other recorded deaths...
« Reply #23 on: February 13, 2013, 08:28:41 pm »
RIP  1st Sergeant Arthur S. Crane

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Re: American Burials at sea and other recorded deaths...
« Reply #24 on: February 13, 2013, 11:49:07 pm »
Records in Ancestry.com indicate he was a 23 year veteran, and senior non-com in charge of Yorktown's marine guard.  He had been ill for about 3 weeks.  They had the Marine muster rolls online.

Rest in Peace, Arthur Crane.


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Re: American Burials at sea and other recorded deaths...
« Reply #25 on: April 18, 2013, 09:16:41 am »
Unalga (II)

5 December 1946 at Adak Island
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20.01 Corpse of George L. COSTA, SC2/C (339-457) USCG, brought aboard for transportation to Seattle, Wn.

RIP George L. Costa

Edit: The corpse of Costa reached Seattle on 26 December 1946:
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13.15 Corpse of COSTA, George L. transferred to custody of Butterworth Mortuary, Seattle, Wn.
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Re: American Burials at sea and other recorded deaths...
« Reply #26 on: April 18, 2013, 11:37:08 am »
Rest in Peace, George Louis Costa

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Re: American Burials at sea and other recorded deaths...
« Reply #27 on: May 30, 2013, 10:36:35 pm »
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.

Dec 29th.
The box was sent alongside the Concord and again rejected as not being sealed properly.

From "http://www.history.navy.mil/books/callahan/reg-usn-m.htm"
Marthon, Joseph.
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?


RIP Joseph.
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Re: American Burials at sea and other recorded deaths...
« Reply #28 on: May 30, 2013, 11:02:15 pm »
Concord 29 Dec 1893. Shanghai.
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Concord/vol016of040/vol016of040_111_1.jpg

Notice was received from the English General Hospital of the death at 8:00 am of Henry w. Clark (2cF), transfered from this ship December 25th.

Cause of death was a complication of dysentery, peritonitis and ulcerated intestines disease contracted in line of duty.
 
RIP Henry.
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Re: American Burials at sea and other recorded deaths...
« Reply #29 on: June 04, 2013, 08:36:13 pm »
Another death for the Concord:

A Board of which Surgeon W. A. McClurg U.S.N. was Senior Member burned the effects of C. Graham (3rd C. C. M.)
W. Horst (C. P.) and J. Hendrickson (Lds) who had been transferred to the U. S. Naval Hospital. Learned of the death
of J. Hendrickson (Lds) who was transferred to the U. S. Naval Hospital.

This was 19/01/1894 in Yokohama, Japan.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Concord/vol016of040/vol016of040_134_1.jpg

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