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Re: Terms found in US log books
« Reply #30 on: July 10, 2016, 07:31:36 pm »
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catting starboard anchor

Seems to mean hoist anchor to cathead.

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Re: Terms found in US log books
« Reply #31 on: July 10, 2016, 08:05:33 pm »
Thanks!

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Re: Terms found in US log books
« Reply #32 on: July 11, 2016, 12:46:29 pm »
Plaque on my bulkhead:

Green to Green
Red to Red
All is well. Go ahead.

When in danger or in doubt
Run in circles, scream and shout.


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Re: Terms found in US log books
« Reply #33 on: July 11, 2016, 01:52:47 pm »
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Re: Terms found in US log books
« Reply #34 on: November 22, 2016, 07:27:59 am »
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left the ship with hack chronometer for comparison.

The hack chronometer seems to be a kind of stopwatch or portable clock set from the ships chronometer and used for taking navigational readings.

This is from wikipaedia

A hack watch is a watch that offers a mechanism for setting the watch to a specific time, stopping the watch, then restarting the watch the instant the time setting matches the time displayed by a reference timepiece.[1]

Hack watches are used on ships for astronomical sights for navigation and to synchronize the actions of personnel who may not be in direct communication (for example, personnel engaged in a military mission).

For navigational purposes, the hack watch is synchronized with the ship's marine chronometer. The use of a hack watch makes it easier to take sights, as the chronometer is normally in a fixed position in a ship ? below decks and in gimbals to keep it level and protect it from the elements, while the hack watch is portable and can be carried on deck. Though not as accurate as the chronometer, the hack watch is accurate enough to be satisfactory over the relatively short time period between setting it from the chronometer and taking the sight.

For mission synchronization, several hack watches can be set alike, then set going at the same moment.

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Re: Terms found in US log books
« Reply #35 on: November 22, 2016, 12:34:28 pm »
Interesting. I'm guessing that this is the source for the term 'time hack' that's still used a lot in engineering (in the military, too, I think), as in 'Did you get a time hack for the start of that signal?'.

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Re: Terms found in US log books
« Reply #36 on: November 22, 2016, 04:43:07 pm »
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Re: Terms found in US log books
« Reply #37 on: November 25, 2016, 08:41:38 am »
Albatross 8th July 1908 Cavite Naval Station
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Received for Engineers' Department from Naval Station 1 sheet iron 48"x96", 4 screwdrivers, 24 attachment plugs, 30 electric lamps, 4 switch boxes, 6 Gonda batteries complete, 6 fuse plugs.

Gonda Battery
An early wet cell version version of the zinc carbon battery (Leclanche cell).

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Re: Terms found in US log books
« Reply #38 on: December 03, 2016, 03:04:19 pm »
Jews' harp - Shackle connecting anchor to its chain.

Albatross July 16th 1908 Tilig
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Found Jews' harp of starboard anchor broken; landed anchor in on forecastle.

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« Reply #39 on: December 03, 2016, 03:33:13 pm »
Thanks!

(Someday I will manage to merge this into the OWpedia... ::))

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Re: Terms found in US log books
« Reply #40 on: February 13, 2017, 05:57:44 am »
Navy Beef - Raw beef preserved in brine.

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Re: Terms found in US log books
« Reply #41 on: February 13, 2017, 01:40:43 pm »
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