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Re: American Burials at sea and other recorded deaths...
« Reply #30 on: June 04, 2013, 09:45:05 pm »
Wow! That sounds rather drastic.

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Re: American Burials at sea and other recorded deaths...
« Reply #31 on: June 04, 2013, 10:28:08 pm »
We've been fumigating the berth decks, burning some of the crew's effects, and crew and officers have been prevented
from going on shore or boarding ships that arrive in harbor, although people are being transferred on and off the ship.
Stuart said that there was an outbreak of Varioloid, a mild form of smallpox, reported. However, it hasn't stopped the
Courts Martial or people from doing bad things. :-X

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Re: American Burials at sea and other recorded deaths...
« Reply #32 on: June 04, 2013, 10:43:49 pm »
More from the second page for 20 Jan 1894:

Signalled to the U.S.F.S.  "Baltimore" routine signal - "10 sick," at 9:30 and by visual signal at 8:30 a.m. -
"Permission is asked to send one man to small-pox Hospital ashore in same way as in previous case".
Reply at 8:40 - "Yes and send Hospital Ticket to Admiral at once".

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Re: American Burials at sea and other recorded deaths...
« Reply #33 on: June 05, 2013, 12:35:57 am »
Concord, 21 January 1894

Received official notification of the death at hospital on shore of J. Hendrickson (Lds) at 8:50 A.M. January 19th,
and Carlton Graham (C. M. 3rd Class) at 3:30 A.M. January 21st.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Concord/vol016of040/vol016of040_138_1.jpg

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Re: American Burials at sea and other recorded deaths...
« Reply #34 on: June 05, 2013, 12:58:57 am »
Rest in peace, J. Hendrickson and Carlton Graham. 

They are a long way from home.

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Re: American Burials at sea and other recorded deaths...
« Reply #35 on: June 15, 2013, 08:47:23 am »
Concord 28 Feb 1894.
Phillips  J.J., 1st class Fireman,  Rated to Oiler from 1 July 1893.  Died in Shanghai general Hospital from exhaustion 28 Feb 1894.

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Re: American Burials at sea and other recorded deaths...
« Reply #36 on: June 15, 2013, 08:52:55 am »
Rest in Peace, J.J. Phillips

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« Reply #37 on: June 15, 2013, 02:09:03 pm »
Concord 28 Feb 1894.
Phillips  J.J., 1st class Fireman,  Rated to Oiler from 1 July 1893.  Died in Shanghai general Hospital from exhaustion 28 Feb 1894.

What had that boat been up to for a man to die of exhaustion - or is this a euphemism for something else?

Rest in Peace JJ Phillips

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Re: American Burials at sea and other recorded deaths...
« Reply #38 on: June 15, 2013, 04:41:02 pm »
I don't think they could afford to work everyone to death-by-exhaustion unless they wanted to get stranded in the middle of the Pacific.  Even if they didn't care for the crew's comfort.  But I can imagine a number of medical conditions that would not themselves be seen as dangerous or lethal, but would combine with the working conditions to result in complete system collapse.  If the hospital doesn't know what all is going wrong inside, it could look like exhaustion.

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« Reply #39 on: June 16, 2013, 04:10:22 am »
They had just been through a dose of Small Pox, but the symptoms are sum what different.

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« Reply #40 on: July 31, 2013, 06:55:59 am »
Concord 9/08/1894. At anchor off St Paul, Island Pribilov Island
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James Heath (GM 1st class) Died at 02:00 of pyaemia.
RIP James.
At 3:00 PM called 'all hands to bury the dead' and at 3:00 sent the body of James Heath (GM1c) ashore with escort. Halfmast ensign and Jack until escort landed.
Funeral party returned at 5.30.

10 Aug 1894.
8AM to Meridian. Sent party ashore in charge of Lieut Merriam to remove the body of James Heath to another burial place.
The body of the late James Heath was re-interned on the summit of Hutchinson Hill. Seven feet east from the cross and fifty feet south from the stone lookout.

(Pyaemia (or pyemia) is a type of septicaemia that leads to widespread abscesses of a metastatic nature. It is usually caused by the staphylococcus bacteria by pus-forming organisms in the blood.)
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Re: American Burials at sea and other recorded deaths...
« Reply #41 on: July 31, 2013, 05:12:28 pm »
That sounds like a very painful death.  Rest in Peace, James Heath.

NOAA online archives have a drawing of the view from the final burial site, and someone later made a video (not yet digitized) of his grave.

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NOAA Pribilof Islands HD Video Shot Log                                                            
Name   Reel   Location   Date   Tracks   Log Note   Frame Rate   Aud Rate   Aud Format                                    
James Heath grave on Hutchinson Hill   Mist Islands 003   St. Paul Island   Jan-99   1V, 2A         48.0 KHz   16-bit Integer                                    

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Re: American Burials at sea and other recorded deaths...
« Reply #42 on: August 19, 2013, 06:29:41 am »
Concord 26 Dec 1894.  Wuhu, Yangtse River, China.

Lathrop,    Wilton Arthur,    Coal Passer,    Transferred from USS "Ranger" 17 Aug 1894. Transferred to Hospital on shore (Wuhu, China) 12 Dec 1894. Died of Typhoid fever at 3AM this day (26 Dec 1894), at the American Methodist Episcopal Mission Hospital.
Buried in the English Cemetery  27 Dec 1894.
RIP Wilton.

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« Reply #43 on: August 19, 2013, 07:13:26 am »
Rest in Peace, Wilton Lathrop

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Re: American Burials at sea and other recorded deaths...
« Reply #44 on: September 05, 2013, 04:33:52 am »
Concord 27 March 1895.
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Concord/vol018of040/vol018of040_203_1.jpg
Edmond Kelly C.P. Fell overboard and is supposed to have drowned as a thorough search which was made for him was unsuccessful.

Later reported on that day as being 'Absent without permission'.
This posting may be a bit premature here


Further to this, http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Concord/vol018of040/vol018of040_207_1.jpg
and
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Concord/vol018of040/vol018of040_208_1.jpg
and
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Concord/vol018of040/vol018of040_209_1.jpg

By finding of Board of Inquiry a verdict of Death by Drowning was declared.

RIP Edmond Kelly.