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Maikel

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One for the bounty hunters
« on: February 22, 2013, 09:34:42 am »
U.S.S. Yorktown

28-02-1890 Meridian to 4 p.m.: By order of Comdg. Officer offered a reward of 100 francs, for the apprehension and delivery on board this vessel within 3 months of E.J. Pearson (2.C.F.)

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol003of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol003of040_069_1.jpg

The U.S.S. Yorktown was moored for almost two weeks in Villefrance, France and set sail the next afternoon for Spezia, Italy.

E.J. Pearson was found AWOL between 8 a.m. and noon, but no other reason has been given why the bounty was found necessary.

He must have done something severe, because the day before G.W. Farley (1.C.A.) was declared a deserter for being AWOL for ten days, and no bounty was set on his head.

I found that the bounty of 100 French francs in those days amounts to about $20.

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Re: One for the bounty hunters
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2013, 07:41:39 pm »
On 11-03-1890 between 8 a.m. and meridian:

By order of Commanding Officer offered through the U.S. Consul a reward of 50 francs for the apprehension and delivery on board of W. Gerhart (Private).

He was brought on board by the local police (Livorno/Leghorn, Italy) between noon and 4 p.m.
No mention whether the police was paid the reward of about $10.

Edit:
Forgot to add the page link: http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol003of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol003of040_080_1.jpg
« Last Edit: February 26, 2013, 08:12:42 am by Maikel »

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Re: One for the bounty hunters
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2013, 10:43:28 pm »
Since Commander asked assistance through US Vice-Consul (Emilio Masi) we'll probably never know the answer ;)

I've found however a little article on an Italian 1890 newspaper (available from here: http://emerotecavirtualetoscana.siav.it/consulta_testata_calendario.asp?TestataRootNode=28551 - but the site has a terrible interface) about the arrival of Yorktown in Livorno (11 March, page 2, 3rd column):

Italian     English (rough translation)
Livorno, 9. - (Visite officiali). -Leghorn, 9. (Official visits). -
Sabato scorso il comandante la nave da guerra americana Yorktown, accompagnatoLast saturday the commander of american warship Yorktown, accompained
dal vice-console degli Stati Uniti signor Masi, si reco', fra le altre autorita', a far visita al Sindaco.by United States vice-consul Mr. Masi, went, with other authorities, to pay visit to the City Major.
Nella mattinata di ieri il comm. Costella restituiva la visita a bordo della nave suddetta,Yesterday morning comm. Costella returned the visit on board the said ship,
dove ebbe onori ed accoglienze cortesissime.where he had honours and the most courteous welcome.
« Last Edit: February 26, 2013, 12:01:04 pm by propriome »

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Re: One for the bounty hunters
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2013, 12:12:42 am »
I'm glad the bigwigs stayed properly polite through is all.

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Re: One for the bounty hunters
« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2013, 08:15:59 am »

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Re: One for the bounty hunters
« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2013, 08:46:05 am »
Whilst moored in Castellamare, Italy, the by now infamous private W. Gerhart did a runner.

18-03-1890 4 to 8 a.m.:
Found catamaran missing after daylight and W. Gerhart (Pvt) absent from the ship without leave.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol003of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol003of040_087_1.jpg

The catamaran was returned to the ship later that day.

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Re: One for the bounty hunters
« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2013, 01:41:01 pm »
He really didn't want to be there, did he?  I wonder what the end of the story was ....

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Re: One for the bounty hunters
« Reply #7 on: March 17, 2013, 10:37:02 am »
Stumbled upon another reward whilst the U.S.S. Yorktown was at anchor in Gibraltar.

On 24-05-1890 between 8 a.m. and meridian 14 men were found absent without leave.
A reward of 2 pounds (sterling) was offered for their return.

In the afternoon 10 men, 4 between meridian and 4 p.m. and 6 between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m., were returned by the police, who were paid the promised reward.

The next day one man was returned at 11:30 by the police, who again received the 2 pounds reward.

You'll have to view both 24-05-1890 pages to see all mentioned.
The page was obscured by a list, and scanned twice.

24-05-1890 pages:
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol003of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol003of040_155_1.jpg
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol003of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol003of040_156_1.jpg
25-05-1890 page:
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol003of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol003of040_157_1.jpg

It's becoming a costly business these foreign trips. ;)

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Re: One for the bounty hunters
« Reply #8 on: April 10, 2013, 10:55:50 am »
Well, today it seems that being in the USA is costly, too.

15-08-1890 U.S.S. Yorktown at anchor Boston Massachusetts.

8 a.m. to mer.: Rewards were offered as follows; 20 dollars for apprehension and delivery on board of J. Hennesy (Boil.M.): and 20 dollars for the apprehension and delivery on board of J.L. Carlson (sea) within 3 months.

4 to 8 p.m.:
By order of the Comdg. Officer offered rewards for absentees as follows, 10 dollars reward each for the apprehension and delivery on board this vessel within three months the following named men: Rogers J. (Lds) Kane D. (sea) Winestock C.J. (S.A.2.C.) Doherty B (1.C.F.), Sweeny L. (1.C.F.) Jennings Robt. (1.C.F.) Mooran J. (C.H.) Leaby P. (2.C.F.) Condon M (1.C.F.) Flood G.N. (Priv. U.S.M.C.) Thomas W.P. (Priv. U.S.M.C.) and Cassidy Thm. (J.o.d.).
The following named men were brought on board by the Police authorities and a reward of ten (10) dollars paid pursuant to the above mentioned rewards, C.J. Winestock (S.A.2.C.) 11 1/2 hour overtime, L. Sweeney (1.C.F.) 11 1/2 hours overtime Thm. Cassidy (J.o.d.) 57 1/2 hours overtime.
Twenty ($20.00) dollars, paid for J.L. Carlson (sea) in accordance with the above reward offer. Placed the latter in double irons for 10 days for leaving the ship without persmission, by order of the Comdg. Offcier.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol004of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol004of040_061_1.jpg

Edit: Next day between 4 and 8 a.m. G.N. Flood, W.P. Thomas and F.W. Warren were brought on board by the police, who received the offered rewards.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol004of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol004of040_062_1.jpg
« Last Edit: April 10, 2013, 07:15:05 pm by Maikel »

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Re: One for the bounty hunters
« Reply #9 on: April 10, 2013, 04:10:48 pm »
WHO'S running your boat Maikel? The captain must be a complete nightmare.  :o ;D ;D

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Re: One for the bounty hunters
« Reply #10 on: April 10, 2013, 07:25:46 pm »
Well, the captain is a F.E. Chadwick.
I don't know if he's such a hard man, or that it was just the spirit of the time, but every port that the U.S.S. Yorktown has visited, has seen AWOL ratings and quite a few deserters as well.

The list is starting to get endless.
If you take a look at the crew lists I compile for each month, you'll see many ratings without extra information (such as transfers).
All these have been mentioned because they were AWOL or received punishment for other inappropriate behaviour.

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Re: One for the bounty hunters
« Reply #11 on: April 11, 2013, 01:02:30 pm »
French Ensor Chadwick Wikipedia:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_Ensor_Chadwick

Article dealing with Monroe doctrine by F E Cadwick:

www.bdigital.unal.edu.co/6807/22/11_Cap09.pdf



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Re: One for the bounty hunters
« Reply #12 on: April 11, 2013, 02:21:08 pm »
Now that is a very interesting man.  I note that having that much talent and intelligence (genius?) does not make a good manager of crew.  That skill comes from a different facet of personality.

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Re: One for the bounty hunters
« Reply #13 on: April 11, 2013, 02:30:26 pm »
Yes, he seems to be a very reasonable man.
Maybe to reasonable to run a ship?

Or is it not his fault as one or more of the lieutenants have to keep the ship disciplined?

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Re: One for the bounty hunters
« Reply #14 on: April 11, 2013, 02:33:09 pm »
That last question needs to be answered by someone not a landlubber.  :)