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Official Logbook Instructions (various)
« on: November 16, 2012, 02:42:36 am »
US Navy 1879
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Jeannette/vol001of004/vol001_003_1.jpg
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Jeannette/vol001of004/vol001_004_0.jpg
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Jeannette/vol001of004/vol001_004_1.jpg


US Navy 1895
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Concord/vol020of040/vol020of040_004_0.jpg
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Concord/vol020of040/vol020of040_004_1.jpg


US Coast Guard 1916
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/Unalga//Volumes/Seagate%20Backup%20Plus%20Drive/Arfon-JPEGS/RG26/UNALGA//b2568/b2568_183_1.jpg

US Coast and Geodetic Survey Ship Logs 1922:
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USCS%20Pioneer/Book%202%20-%20July-October,%201922/IMG_7868_0.jpg
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USCS%20Pioneer/Book%202%20-%20July-October,%201922/IMG_7868_1.jpg
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USCS%20Pioneer/Book%202%20-%20July-October,%201922/IMG_7869_0.jpg
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USCS%20Pioneer/Book%202%20-%20July-October,%201922/IMG_7869_1.jpg


US Coast Guard 1942
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USRC%20Unalga/b0139_cr2_to_jpg/b0139_003_1.jpg

US Navy 1947
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USRC%20Unalga/b0148_cr2_to_jpg/b0148_107_1.jpg
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USRC%20Unalga/b0148_cr2_to_jpg/b0148_108_0.jpg
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USRC%20Unalga/b0148_cr2_to_jpg/b0148_108_1.jpg


US Navy 1994
PREPARING, MAINTAINING AND SUBMITTING THE SHIP'S DECK LOG - this is the comment page of our logs only; the Navy has chosen to keep weather in a separate logbook at this point.  Samples start at page 35 of the pdf.


Royal Navy logbook instructions from WW1 era:
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-39848/ADM%2053-39848-005_0.jpg



I particularly like the 1895 list of "Modes of Expression":



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Re: Official Logbook Instructions (various)
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2012, 07:13:20 am »
SUPER!!!

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Re: Official Logbook Instructions (various)
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2012, 06:35:58 pm »
Brilliant idea - we're just so much more organised this time around!

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Re: Official Logbook Instructions (various)
« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2012, 08:15:48 pm »
There's years of experience behind the organization this time!!  Phase 1 was REALLY Phase 1 - we didn't even know for sure what exactly the log keepers put in there, let alone what the transcribers would need. 8)

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Re: Official Logbook Instructions (various)
« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2013, 06:20:54 am »
I agree, brilliant idea. Now we can read what the officers keeping the log read.

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Re: Official Logbook Instructions (various)
« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2013, 10:47:23 am »
Beside the normal "instruction for keeping ship's log", present at the start of each month (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USRC%20Unalga/b0148_cr2_to_jpg/b0148_107_1.jpg), from April on there are a couple of additional pages on each month start, comprising instructions on
  • Visibility
  • Cloud Definitions
  • Sea Conditions
  • Astronomical Signs
  • What to enter in the log (on the second page of April, the infos are covered with a sticker - but hopefully i should be able to post a clean one from next month)
  • Common terms to use in the log

Here are the two pages at the start of April:
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USRC%20Unalga/b0148_cr2_to_jpg/b0148_108_0.jpg
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USRC%20Unalga/b0148_cr2_to_jpg/b0148_108_1.jpg

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Re: Official Logbook Instructions (various)
« Reply #6 on: May 09, 2013, 07:21:10 pm »
Not actually instructions, but it should help for deciphering ratings.

Complement of Petty Officers, Seamen, Ordinary Seamen, Landsmen, Boys, and Marines



If there is a better place for this, feel free to move it.

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Re: Official Logbook Instructions (various)
« Reply #7 on: May 09, 2013, 07:44:35 pm »
It counts.  I'm embedding it so it can be seen for its helpfulness.  Click to enlarget.


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« Reply #8 on: May 09, 2013, 10:33:23 pm »
Very nice!

I noted that on the Right Hand side of:

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USRC%20Unalga/b0148_cr2_to_jpg/b0148_108_0.jpg

there are additional numbers for events that should be logged, but the events themselves can't be seen. It would be very nice to see these, too.

What would also be handy is to know just which of these events the historians would really like to see entered by your humble transcriber, and which events can routinely be ignored.

Michael

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« Reply #9 on: May 09, 2013, 10:44:31 pm »
Hi mapurves,

The second page is covered by their bridge game score ;D

No other similar additional pages are present in the whole 1946 and 1947 periods. Each month i was hoping to find a readable second page, but there is just the one mentioned, at the start of April 1947.
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Re: Official Logbook Instructions (various)
« Reply #10 on: May 10, 2013, 12:02:15 am »
Randi,

Here is a transcribed list of the occupations on the ship:

Chief Boatswain's Mate,
Boatswain's Mate,
Seamen Gunners,
Chief Gunner's Mate,
Gunner's Mates,
Chief Quartermaster,
Quartermasters,
Coxswains,
Captains of Forecastle,
Captains of Tops,
Captains of Afterguard,
Quarter-Gunners,
Carpenter?s Mates,
Sailmaker?s Mates,
Armorer,
Captains of Hold,
Ship's Cook,
Ship's Corporals,
Lamp-lighter,
Carpenters and Calkers.,
Baymen,
Master-at-Arms,
Apothecary,
Ship's Yeoman,
Paymaster's Yeoman,
Engineer?s Yeoman,
Schoolmaster,
Ship's Writer,
Ship?s Tailor,
Ship's Barber,
Painter,
Bugler,
Jack of the Dust,
Blacksmith,
Cabin Steward,
Cabin Cook,
Ward-room Steward,
Ward-room Cook,
Steerage Stewards,
Steerage Cooks,
Warrant Officer?s Steward
Warrant Officer's Cook,
Seamen,
Ordinary Seamen,
Landsman,
Apprentices,
Machinists,
Boiler Makers
Water Tenders,
Oilers,
First-class Firemen,
Second-class Firemen,
Coal Heavers,

ADDITIONAL FOR FLAGSHIP
Master of the Band,
Chief Musician,
First-class Musicians,
Second-class Musicians,
Printer,
Steward to Commander-in-Chief,
Cook to ?
Coxswain to ?
Seamen to ?
Ordinary Seamen to ?
Landsmen to ?

I found a site that does free Optical Character Recognition (OCR). It did about 80% of the image properly. In order to make it easier, I cut out the columns of interest and saved that portion as a smaller image. You might find it helps with the 61 Events that should go in the Miscellaneous Entry portion of the log.

http://www.onlineocr.net/default.aspx

There were several sites that offered free OCR; I tried two, the first was hopeless.

Seeing Stuart's posting for the Concord, we could add Coal Passers. Anyway, I have to get back to entering weather or the captain of the Concord will put me in double irons with bread and water. He's a slave driver, and not one with whom to be trifled!

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Michael

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« Reply #11 on: May 10, 2013, 12:18:22 am »
Very nice!

I noted that on the Right Hand side of:

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USRC%20Unalga/b0148_cr2_to_jpg/b0148_108_0.jpg

there are additional numbers for events that should be logged, but the events themselves can't be seen. It would be very nice to see these, too.

What would also be handy is to know just which of these events the historians would really like to see entered by your humble transcriber, and which events can routinely be ignored.

Michael

Michael, those are the printed instructions and are never transcribed.  I put  a link to them in the first post of this thread to inform transcribers what their various log keepers were supposed to be writing, it makes deciphering the scribbles easier.

If anyone finds those pages in a post-WW2 logbook that is NOT covered by a bridge score sheet, please send me that link and I'll use it to replace the compromised set now in use.  :)

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« Reply #12 on: May 10, 2013, 12:20:52 pm »
I was hoping to see some numeric wind speed codes beside the expressions. This would permit the translation of the text descriptions in the logs for the earlier Yukon voyages. Perhaps they exist somewhere.

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