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Re: American Burials at sea and other recorded deaths...
« Reply #180 on: January 20, 2016, 03:05:14 pm »
May all aboard her then rest in peace.

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Re: American Burials at sea and other recorded deaths...
« Reply #181 on: January 23, 2016, 08:14:13 pm »
Whaler Beluga
February 4, 1898
The Arctic, Winter Quarters

Mr. Flanders dropped dead at 10.23
last night. While undressing. Had finish
ed a game of Whist about 10 minutes before,
Had not been feeling well for some time
before, but had not been off duty. Remarked
to me the day before, "that he had not
felt so well for a long time" He gasped
twice after I got into the room.


Rest in peace, Mr. Flanders...

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For more, see the thread here: https://www.zooniverse.org/projects/zooniverse/old-weather/talk/157/11848?comment=70776

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Re: American Burials at sea and other recorded deaths...
« Reply #182 on: February 03, 2016, 12:24:41 pm »
USS Jamestown
October 9, 1856
Off Porto Praya

From 4 to 6

At 5. Peter Warman (Krooman) departed this life. At 5.40 Called all hands to bury the dead, hauled up the Mainsail + braced aback the Main Topsail The Chaplain performed the burial service and the deceased was launched into the deep.


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Re: American Burials at sea and other recorded deaths...
« Reply #183 on: February 28, 2016, 03:38:11 pm »
U.S.S. Yorktown - At anchor off San Fernando, Philippines.

17-01-1901

Meridian to 4 P.M.:
Sent 1st Div ashore in charge of Ensign MacArthur for target practice at 1:00.

4 to 8 P.M.:
At 5:30 Ensign MacArthur returned in gig with Rudolph King (Seaman) U.S.N., a member of the 1st Div firing party, who was seriously wounded in the head by a rifle ball, he having been accidently shot while acting as marker at the rifle butts.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol023of040/vol023of040_042_1.jpg

18-01-1901

8 A.M. to Meridian.
Sent Marines ashore for small arm target practice.
At 8:19 Rudolph King (Seaman) serving on board this ship died from the effects of a gun shot wound of the head.
Recalled Marines before any shooting was done.

Meridian to 4 P.M.
At 3:50 called all hands bury the dead.
The Executive officer read the funeral service over the body of Rudolph L. King (Seaman).

4 to 8 P.M.:
4:10 the body of Rudolph King (Sea) was placed in the 1st. whaler and accompanied by escort and funeral party was taken ashore and there met by the 48th U.S. Vol. Regimental band and 2 companies of that regiment and 2 troops of 3rd U.S. Cavalry and army officers of the post who accompanied the body to the grave where it was interred with the usual military honors.
Half masted colors during funeral ceremonies on board this ship and until body was landed on the beach.
The funeral party and escort returned at 5:15.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol023of040/vol023of040_043_1.jpg

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Re: American Burials at sea and other recorded deaths...
« Reply #184 on: February 28, 2016, 08:30:08 pm »
At 5:30 Ensign MacArthur returned in gig with Rudolph King (Seaman) U.S.N., a member of the 1st Div firing party, who was seriously wounded in the head by a rifle ball, he having been accidently shot while acting as marker at the rifle butts.

Oh my! What a tragic accident...what a terrible thing to have happen. I wonder if the lad that shot him ever recovered from the experience?

RIP Rudolph King (Seaman, U.S.N.)

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Re: American Burials at sea and other recorded deaths...
« Reply #185 on: April 11, 2016, 09:34:02 am »
Thetis April 25th 1895 - San Diego
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Sent a party of 19 men to attend the funeral of John Johnson (Cox.) accidentally killed yesterday on the Olympia

From Wikipedia he was killed during gunnery practice on April 20th (which doesn't match the log entry). An article from San Francisco Call dated April 24th confirms the date of his death was 24th. (Also includes come interesting details about desertions from the Olympia)

Rest in peace John Johnson
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Re: American Burials at sea and other recorded deaths...
« Reply #186 on: April 11, 2016, 01:18:20 pm »
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Re: American Burials at sea and other recorded deaths...
« Reply #187 on: April 17, 2016, 01:28:32 pm »
USS Jamestown
November 24, 1858
At sea, off Nicaragua

At 2o'cA.M. David Powers (Sea) departed this life.

At 9 shortened sail + hove to on stb'd tack, Main Topsail to the mast. Called "All hands bury the Dead", + committed to the deep, the body of David Powers (deceased)



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Re: American Burials at sea and other recorded deaths...
« Reply #188 on: April 17, 2016, 01:51:35 pm »
RIP David Powers

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Re: American Burials at sea and other recorded deaths...
« Reply #189 on: April 20, 2016, 09:13:01 pm »
USS Jamestown
December 21, 1858
At sea, off Nicaragua

From Meridian to 4
At 3 J.F. Lockwood (Sea) departed this life.

From 4 to 6
At 5.45 Called "All hands bury the Dead" + committed to the deep the body of J.F. Lockwood (Sea)(deceased).



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Re: American Burials at sea and other recorded deaths...
« Reply #190 on: May 26, 2016, 06:18:38 pm »
Albatross October 28th 1907 Honolulu
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At 8:20 a steam valve blew out in engine room while H.J.Mackey, MM1c., and Jas. Collarey, F2c., were working on it, killing James Collarey, F2c.  His body was taken to the undertakers for preparation for burial.

Commandant of Naval Station appointed a board to investigate the cause of the accident which caused the death of James Collarey, F2c.  The Board consists of the following officers: Lieut. Barthalow, U.S.N., Asst. Paymaster Brooks, U.S.N., Act. Asst. Surgeon Hart, U.S.N.  Court met at 9:30.

At 3:30 sent burial party ashore to attend the burial of James Collarey, F2c., who was accidentally killed on this vessel.  Halfmasted colors with the naval station, mastheading them again at 4:30.  A funeral party from U.S.S. Iroquois and firing party of marines from the naval station also attended the funeral.  The Board of Inquest adjourned at 11:30 to await the action of the convening authority.

31st October 1907
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By order of Commanding Officer the effects of J.Collarey, F2c, deceased, were sold at auction.
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Re: American Burials at sea and other recorded deaths...
« Reply #191 on: June 10, 2016, 08:41:34 pm »
Jamestown 19 April 1852 Brazil
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At 6. I~~~~ Crawford (Lds) fell overboard from the Mizzen chains, and was drowned

I can't figure out the first name other than that it starts with an 'I' or a 'J'.

CHAINS, properly Chain-wales, or Channels. Broad and thick planks projecting horizontally from the ship's outside, to which they are fayed and bolted, abreast of and somewhat behind the masts. They are formed to project the chain-plate, and give the lower rigging greater out-rig or spread, free from the top-sides of the ship, thus affording greater security and support to the masts, as well as to prevent the shrouds from damaging the gunwale, or being hurt by rubbing against it. Of course they are respectively designated fore, main, and mizen. They are now discontinued in many ships, the eyes being secured to the timber-heads, and frequently within the gunwale to the stringers or lower shelf-pieces above the water-way.-- In the chains, applies to the leadsman who stands on the channels between two shrouds to heave the hand-lead.



I am fairly sure the second letter is a 'v'.
Iviany ?
Iving ?
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Re: American Burials at sea and other recorded deaths...
« Reply #192 on: June 10, 2016, 11:34:17 pm »
The last three or four letters sure seem to match with those in 'bearing' on the line above, but nothing renders a recognizable name to me.  :(

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Re: American Burials at sea and other recorded deaths...
« Reply #193 on: June 19, 2016, 01:18:01 pm »
Thetis December 30th 1895 - San Diego
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At 2.00 PAS G.A. Lung accompanied by M. Jacobson BlkSm left the ship in charge of T.A. Walker OS transferred to US Naval Hospital Mare Island, Cal by order of the Bureau of Navigation.
December 31st 1895
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M. Jacobson (Blksmith) returned on board from city with the bag and hammock of T.A. Walker (OS). PA Surgeon G.A. Lung USN returned on board and reported that Thos. A. Walker (OS) committed suicide at Los Angeles Dec 30, 1895 and was buried in Evergreen Cemetery Los Angeles Dec 31, 1895 after an inquest by the Coroner.

Rest in peace Thomas Walker

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Re: American Burials at sea and other recorded deaths...
« Reply #194 on: June 21, 2016, 01:14:15 am »
USS Jamestown
January 31, 1860
100 miles east of Jacksonville, Florida

From 4 to 8
Alfred Williams, Lands. transferred from "Roanoke" to this Ship for passage to UStates departed this life at 6 oclock.

From Meridian to 4
At 1.30 hove to + committed to the deep, the body of the late Alfred Williams (Lds) an Invalid Passenger from the "Roanoke".



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