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Albatross (1890) -- Crew Lists
« on: September 11, 2013, 07:13:53 am »
If you find crew lists, please post links to the pages here.
It isn't necessary to transcribe the names, but if you are willing to do so, we would appreciate it.

Entries in this topic are strictly optional.
Information collected here will help other transcribers, historians and genealogists.

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Re: Albatross (1890) -- Crew Lists
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2013, 09:38:03 pm »
List of Officers (on board between 1 January 1890 and 30 June 1890)

List of Officers (joining or leaving between 1 January 1890 and 30 June 1890)


Complement of Petty Officers, Seamen, Ordinary Seamen, Landsmen, Boys, and Marines (no names)





Officers:

Calkins, Carlos G.     Lieutenant
Midshipman, 24 June, 1867. Graduated 6 June, 1871. Ensign, 14 July, 1872. Master, 1 July, 1875. Lieutenant, 17 November, 1882. Lieutenant Commander, 3 March, 1899.

Eberle, Edward W.     Ensign
Cadet Midshipman, 28 September, 1881. Ensign, 8 August, 1887. Lieutenant, Junior Grade, 12 June, 1896. Lieutenant, 3 March, 1899.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Walter_Eberle

Gardner, James E.     Passed Assistant Surgeon
Assistant Surgeon, 3 July, 1876. Passed Assistant Surgeon, 7 August, 1880. Surgeon, 15 August, 1893.
http://www.nejm.org/doi/pdf/10.1056/NEJM190905201602018

Gilmer, William W.     Ensign
Cadet Midshipman, 16 June, 1880. Ensign, 1 July, 1887. Lieutenant, Junior Grade, 4 September, 1896. Lieutenant, 3 March, 1899.
Probably: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Gilmer

Johnston, Marbury.     Ensign
Cadet Midshipman, 30 September, 1878. Ensign, 1 July, 1884. Lieutenant, Junior Grade, 22 June, 1894. Lieutenant, 7 November, 1897. Rear Admiral in WW1.
http://projects.militarytimes.com/citations-medals-awards/recipient.php?recipientid=9618

McCormick, Charles M.     Ensign
Cadet Engineer, 1 October, 1881. Ensign, 1 July, 1887. Lieutenant, Junior Grade, 21 June, 1896. Lieutenant, 3 March, 1899.
http://www.spanamwar.com/concordcrew.html

Parmenter, Henry Earl.     Ensign
Cadet Engineer, 1 October, 1880. Ensign, 1 July, 1886. Lieutenant, Junior Grade, 12 October, 1895. Lieutenant, 10 August, 1898.

Rolker, C. R.     Passed Assistant Engineer
Probably: Roelker, Charles R.
Third Assistant Engineer, 8 December, 1862. Second Assistant Engineer, 8 April, 1864. First Assistant Engineer, 1 January, 1868. Chief Engineer, 10 November, 1890. Rank changed to Commander, 3 March, 1899.
http://cdnc.ucr.edu/cgi-bin/cdnc?a=d&d=LAH19100930.2.83.7

Tanner, Zera Luther.     *** Lieut. Commander ***
Acting Ensign, 18 August, 1862. Acting Master, 29 September, 1864. Ensign, 12 March, 1868. Master, 18 December, 1868. Lieutenant, 21 March, 1870. Lieutenant Commander, 22 February, 1883. Commander, 7 February, 1893. Retired List, 5 December, 1897.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zera_Luther_Tanner



Very useful: Officers of the Continental and US Navy and Marine Corps: 1775-1900



Passed
Having passed an examination for promotion, and awaiting a vacancy in the senior grade: as, a passed assistant surgeon in the United States navy; a passed assistant engineer - http://www.wordnik.com/words/passed
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Re: Albatross (1890) -- Crew Lists
« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2013, 06:21:37 am »
Here is a list of the people that I have encountered so far in the Albatross 1894 logs.  Sorry for not providing links but I assembled this list after the fact.  I included changes in rank - oldest to newest.


I noticed that after discharge, a crew member usually reenlisted at a lower rank and then he was rated back up to his original rank the next day.   Is there any reason why that is happening?


OFFICERS:
Bogert, E. S. - P. A. Surgeon
Eldredge, Houston - Ensign
Fahs, C. M. - Ensign
Fechteler, A. F - Lieut.
Tanner, Z. L. - Commander
Williams, P. - Ensign

CREW:
Andersen, Oluf - F2Cl, F1Cl
Atwood, Charles M. - Sea, discharged
Berg, B. - Oiler, discharged, F1Cl, Oiler
Brennan, Michael - Ordinary Seaman
Christensen, Martin - Sea, discharged
Dougherty, W'm John - Seaman
Flowers, Louis M. - CP, discharged
Fulham, Thomas - CP, discharged
Hansen, Oscar - Seaman
Healy, M. - Cox
Hunt, Frederick K. - Pay Yeo, discharged, Writer 3rd Class, Pay Yeoman
Jakobsen, A. A. - Cox
Johnson, Andrew V. - Seaman
Kane, Charles - WT
Kobayashi, Frank - OS, discharged, OS
Lane, James R. - Oiler, discharged, F1Cl, Oiler
Lavelius, Emilio - CP, discharged, Coal Passer
Martin, Sanford - OS, Seaman
McCarthy, C. - F1Cl
Miller, Mr. N. B. - no rank, in charge of seining parties
Moran, John T. - CP, F2Cl
Nyman, Charles - Sea, discharged
O'Brien, Joseph - Sea, discharged, Coal Passer
Renquist, F. - Sea
Rhodes, Thomas D. - Sea, discharged, Seaman
Samuels, Samuel R. - Eq Yeo, discharged, Ships Writer 3rd Class, Equipment Yeoman
Seales, Alexander - CM1Cl, discharged, Shipwright, CM1Cl
Stuart, Alexander - OS, Sea
Telson, John W. - Coal Passer

OTHER:
Jenkins - stowaway boy discovered 3-27-1894, dropped him off at Santa Barbara Wharf 3-28

Let me know if you think I misspelled any of the names.   :)

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Re: Albatross (1890) -- Crew Lists
« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2013, 07:13:01 am »
We have seen this on a number of ships. Here is Kevin's explanation:
It could be that there is a standard billet list for the ship - in today's merchant marine it is the official manning document that is part of the certificate of inspection. So a ship has to have, say, one master, three mates, 4 ABs and 8 ordinary seamen...  So you hire the only guy you have to fill the OS billet and then promote him to his usual rating and pay. In fact, now that I think about it I sailed on more than one occasion in a billet two levels below grade but was paid my usual rate as chief officer or whatever it was. This was because the person who was supposed to sail as 3rd was not able to make it and I was asked to make a 'pier-head leap' as its called.

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Re: Albatross (1890) -- Crew Lists
« Reply #4 on: December 14, 2013, 04:58:25 pm »
That makes sense.  Thanks for the info.

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Re: Albatross (1890) -- Crew Lists
« Reply #5 on: December 22, 2013, 09:39:07 pm »
We have seen this on a number of ships. Here is Kevin's explanation:
It could be that there is a standard billet list for the ship - in today's merchant marine it is the official manning document that is part of the certificate of inspection. So a ship has to have, say, one master, three mates, 4 ABs and 8 ordinary seamen... there was a link that explained this. So you hire the only guy you have to fill the OS billet and then promote him to his usual rating and pay. In fact, now that I think about it I sailed on more than one occasion in a billet two levels below grade but was paid my usual rate as chief officer or whatever it was. This was because the person who was supposed to sail as 3rd was not able to make it and I was asked to make a 'pier-head leap' as its called.

Very informative.  Thanks so much, clears up some things for me. 
« Last Edit: December 31, 2013, 09:36:57 pm by Kelly22 »

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Re: Albatross (1890) -- Crew Lists
« Reply #6 on: December 22, 2013, 09:46:08 pm »
Thank YOU for letting Kevin and me know that it was useful ;)

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Re: Albatross (1890) -- Crew Lists
« Reply #7 on: December 22, 2013, 10:23:15 pm »
And welcome to the forum, Kelly.  :)

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Re: Albatross (1890) -- Crew Lists
« Reply #8 on: January 06, 2014, 11:25:11 pm »
Here is an updated list of the Albatross crew and other Mentions appearing in the logs for the period Jan 1, 1894 thru May 1, 1894.  The additions and changes are noted in bold.  The most noteworthy change was the change in Commanders on May 1st.

OFFICERS:
Bogert, E. S. - P. A. Surgeon
Drake, F. J. (Franklin J.) - Lieut. Commander, took over command of the Albatross on May 1, 1894
Eldredge, Houston - Ensign
Fahs, C. M. - Ensign
Fechteler, A. F - Lieut.
Shoemaker, W. R. (probably William) - Ensign, reported for duty on April 29, 1894
Tanner, Z. L. - Commander - relieved of command on May 1, 1894
Williams, P. - Ensign

CREW:
Absjornsen, A. - Sea
Andersen, Oluf - F2Cl, F1Cl
Atwood, Charles M. - Sea, discharged
Backlund, J. E. - Sea, Cox
Berg, B. - Oiler, discharged, F1Cl, Oiler
Blundell, William Henry - F2C, discharged, F2C
Brennan, Michael - Ordinary Seaman, Sea
Christensen, Martin - Sea, discharged
Dolan, Patrick - Mach, discharged, Mach
Dougherty, W'm John - Seaman
Flowers, Louis M. - CP, discharged
Frey, N. C. - Sea, Cox
Fulham, Thomas - CP, discharged
Hamilton, Oscar - Sea
Hansen, Oscar - Seaman
Healy, M. - Cox
Henriksen, Peter - Seaman
Hunt, Frederick K. - Pay Yeo, discharged, Writer 3rd Class, Pay Yeoman
Isberg, N. G. E. - Sea
Jakobsen, Anton A. - Cox, BM2C
Johnson, Andrew V. - Seaman
Kane, Charles - WT
Kobayashi, Frank - OS, discharged, OS
Kristiansen, K. H. - Sea
Lane, James R. - Oiler, discharged, F1Cl, Oiler
Lavelius, Emilio - CP, discharged, Coal Passer
Martin, Sanford - OS, Seaman
McCarthy, C. - F1Cl
Melody, H. J. - F1C
Miller, Mr. N. B. - no rank, in charge of seining parties
Moran, John T. - CP, F2Cl
Ney, M. F. - F1C
Nyman, Charles - Sea, discharged
O'Brien, Joseph - Sea, discharged, Coal Passer
Renquist, F. - Sea
Rhodes, Thomas D. - Sea, discharged, Seaman, Cox
Samuels, Samuel R. - Eq Yeo, discharged, Ships Writer 3rd Class, Equipment Yeoman
Seales, Alexander - CM1Cl, discharged, Shipwright, CM1Cl
Stuart, Alexander - OS, Sea
Telson, John W. - Coal Passer

OTHER:
Jenkins - stowaway boy discovered 3-27-1894, dropped him off at Santa Barbara Wharf 3-28
Lennon, James E. - Seal Hunter - on April 20, 1894 at Port Townsend, Wash, reported on board for duty
Lynch, Bernard J. - Private Marine - on April 14, 1894 at Mare Island, received on board for passage to Yorktown
On May 1, 1894 at Port Townsend, Wash, received on board the following men for passage to the 'Concord':
   Devine, T. D. - Sea
   Dunphy, J. - Blacksmith
   Martin, J. H. - Boilermaker
   Martin, W. J. - Sea
   McElroy, G. W. - Passed Assistant Engineer, USN
   Perry, H. A. - App 2'C
   Poor, E. H. - App 3'C
   Reed, A. F. - C.P.
   Roadhouse, H. S. - F1'C
   Rogers, H. - Sea 
   Stoltenberg, A. V. - Sea
   Wiggins, W. - F2'C
 

The change in Command and the list of men for passage to the 'Concord' are from the following page:
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/Albatross/vol023of055/vol023of055_126_1.jpg

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Re: Albatross (1890) -- Crew Lists
« Reply #9 on: January 07, 2014, 07:35:09 am »
Probably Shoemaker, William Rawle:

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Shoemaker, William R.
Cadet Midshipman, 14 June, 1880. Ensign, 1 July, 1886. Lieutenant, Junior Grade, 29 October, 1895. Lieutenant, 6 October, 1898.
http://www.history.navy.mil/books/callahan/reg-usn-s.htm

http://projects.militarytimes.com/citations-medals-awards/recipient.php?recipientid=10063
http://www.newspapers.com/clip/47089/death_of_william_rawle_shoemaker/
http://www.history.navy.mil/danfs/a10/arayat-i.htm

There are at least two people named Shoemaker, William R. :P

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« Reply #10 on: June 11, 2015, 10:49:53 am »
For May 1895, news reports place these people on board for the forthcoming cruise

San Francisco Call 19th May 1895
Fish Commission officials who will go out on the Albatross are Professor Charles H. Townsend, Major A. B. Alexander and R.B. Miller.
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Lieutenant B. O. Scott, late ordnance officer of the Benninxton, fills the position of executive officer. The same official formerly served on a cruise of the Albatross, and his return to the vessel appeared to meet with general satisfaction.
Ensigns Leigh and Hughes were also ordered to the vessel and went out as watch officers. Engineer Theiss, who was discharged from the Marine Hospital a few days ago, filled the position of chief engineer. Theiss, it will be remembered, is the man who was so badly scalded on the Monterey about a month ago, when one of the pipes broke and flooded the engineroom. The bravery shown by Theiss does not appear to have been forgotten. He deserved the consideration shown at the hand of the Navy Department officials. As the Albatross slowly passed down the bay it was saluted by all of the vessels in the stream.


29 May 1895
Aboard the Albatross are Professors True and Prentiss, representatives of the Smithsonian Institution, who are going north to study the habits of seals while breeding and collect some of the curious mammals which abound in that country.

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Re: Albatross (1890) -- Crew Lists
« Reply #11 on: June 11, 2015, 11:29:04 am »
May 13th 1895
P.A. Engi Emil Theiss USN reported on board for duty
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/Albatross/vol025of055/vol025of055_139_1.jpg

Here is a poem I found about his deeds.

THEISS OF THE MONTEREY

When the battle bugles play, And the battle-flags are flying, Mid mad music of the fray, 'Tis not hard for soldiers " dying.

But when none is there to tell Who would crave to dare or die? Who would face the fires of hell " Asking not " nor caring " why?

It was but the other day One there was who knew not fear. On the war-ship, "Monterey," Theiss, the gallant engineer.

His the best and bravest daring; When the war-ship's boiler burst. Not for gain or glory caring. He was in the death-cloud first.

With the bravest volunteer Who has gone his hero's way, Rank him " Theiss, the engineer Of the war-ship, "Monterey.

With his comrades of the crew. Strong of heart and firm of lip. While the death blast round them blew, There they stayed to save the ship.

Of such stuff are heroes made; With a will they worked away; Life was duty, death their trade; But they saved the "Monterey."
   Nail our banner to the mast; Of such spirits brave and bold, He was neither first nor last; " We've the metal and the mold !



The USS Monterey was a monitor warship .  From the first trials the boilers were known to be faulty and the shipbuilders took a $30000 reduction to their fees rather than refit the boilers.
He was a respected engineer and eventually rose to the rank of captain working in Mare Island and other shipyards.

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Re: Albatross (1890) -- Crew Lists
« Reply #12 on: September 14, 2015, 08:45:33 pm »
September 7th 1895
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/Albatross/vol026of055/vol026of055_075_1.jpg

Corneils McCarthy enlisted this day as Fireman 1st class, for one year.

While checking the unusual first name spelling I found that this man was awarded the Manila Bay medal a few years later while aboard the USS Concord as a water tender.  He is re enlisting on this date and gets rated as Water Tender the next day.
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« Reply #13 on: September 14, 2015, 08:58:45 pm »
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« Reply #14 on: October 14, 2015, 09:37:11 am »
27th September 1895
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/Albatross/vol026of055/vol026of055_095_1.jpg
The ship is now on show at the New Whatcom Fair.  A bit of a temptation for many after a season patrolling the Bering Sea.

The Comd'g Officer awarded punishments as follows:- J.E.McCombe (CP.), Not clearing up mess gear before leaving ship on liberty.  Returning on board drunk and incapacitated for duty.  Using abusive language to Master-at-Arms: To be quarantined for 8 weeks, and confined 3 days on bread and water.  K.W.Mathiassen. (Sea) Overstaying leave 111 hours: to be quarantined for 12 weeks and to have extra duty for 12 weeks:  A.Stuart (Sea) overstaying leave 87 hours: to be quarantined for 12 weeks, and to have extra duty for 6 weeks.  J.Raney. (O.S.) Familiar with and insolent to an Officer: to be confined for 2 days on bread and water.

Sent ashore and offered a reward of ten (10) dollars for G.Miller (SC2cl) absent overtime: and at 4.00 he was brought on board by the police , and the reward paid

K.W.Mathiassen, (Sea) jumped the dinghy while on the 10.30 trip.