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Albatross (1900) -- Crew Lists
« on: September 11, 2013, 07:14:36 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 (1900) -- Crew Lists
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2013, 07:55:40 pm »
List of Officers (on board between 1 March 1900 and 31 August 1900)

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





Officers:

Hepburn, Arthur Japy.     Ensign
Naval Cadet, 22 September, 1893. Ensign, 1 July, 1899.
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Arthur Japy Hepburn (October 15, 1877 ? May 31, 1964) was an admiral in the United States Navy, whose active-duty career included service in the Spanish?American War, World War I, and World War II.[1] He held a number of high posts in the years between the World Wars, including Director of Naval Intelligence (Office of Naval Intelligence), a U.S. representative to arms control conferences, and Commander-in-Chief of the United States Fleet.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthur_Japy_Hepburn

Kempff, Clarence Selby.     Ensign
Naval Cadet, 19 May, 1893. Ensign, 1 July, 1899.
http://digital.lib.uh.edu/contentdm/file/get/p15195coll22/565/566.pdf

McMorris, Boling K.     Lieutenant, Junior Grade
Naval Cadet, 15 September, 1890. Assistant Engineer, 1 July, 1896. Rank changed to Ensign, 3 March, 1899. Lieutenant, Junior Grade, 1 July, 1899.

Miller, Cyrus R.     Ensign
Naval Cadet, 6 September, 1893. Ensign, 1 July, 1899.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Officers_aboard_USS_Von_Steuben_March_1919.jpg

Moser, Jefferson F.     *** Commander ***
Midshipman, 29 September, 1864. Graduated June, 1868. Master, 12 July, 1870. Lieutenant, 19 August, 1872. Lieutenant Commander, 27 June, 1893. Commander, 3 March, 1899.
http://spo.nmfs.noaa.gov/mfr663/mfr6633.pdf

Pryor, James C.     Assistant Surgeon
Assistant Surgeon, 27 February, 1897. Passed Assistant Surgeon, 27 February, 1900.
http://archive.org/stream/militarymedicine42asso/militarymedicine42asso_djvu.txt

Rodman, Hugh.     Lieutenant
Cadet Midshipman, 18 September, 1875. Graduated 22 June, 1882. Ensign, Junior Grade, 3 March, 1883. Ensign, 26 June, 1884. Lieutenant, Junior Grade, 1 October, 1893. Lieutenant, 13 July, 1897.
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Admiral Hugh Rodman KCB (6 January 1859 ? 7 June 1940) was an officer in the United States Navy who served during the Spanish?American War and World War I, later serving as the Commander-in-Chief, U.S. Pacific Fleet from 1919 to 1921.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hugh_Rodman

Skipwith, Grey.     Assistant Paymaster
Assistant Paymaster, 13 April, 1899.
http://www.sfgenealogy.com/sf/1905b/sfb05a03.htm



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

« Last Edit: September 17, 2013, 08:21:24 pm by Randi »

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Re: Albatross (1900) -- Crew Lists
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2013, 07:42:50 pm »
March 13th, 1900:

"The liberty party returned, A. Herr (Sea.), A. Bereman (Sea) 1st overtime."

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/Albatross/vol036of055/vol036of055_018_1.jpg

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Re: Albatross (1900) -- Crew Lists
« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2013, 02:33:57 pm »
I thought I'd just stop by and say 'Hello' Punx!  Welcome to the Forum!
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Re: Albatross (1900) -- Crew Lists
« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2013, 03:26:59 pm »
Thanks AvastMH!  ;D

March 16th, 1900, Yokohama:

"The following were transferred to U.S. Naval Hospital, Yokohama, for treatment: E.J. Walsh (B'm'kr) and Lee Sam Chung (Med Att)."

Not sure what the underlined word is... any ideas?  ??? (last line of the log)

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/Albatross/vol036of055/vol036of055_021_1.jpg

Edit:  fixed both here an in the page with the help of Randi and Janet, Thanks! :D
« Last Edit: October 17, 2013, 07:13:27 pm by Punx »

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Re: Albatross (1900) -- Crew Lists
« Reply #5 on: October 17, 2013, 05:17:33 pm »
It might be B'm'kr for Boilermaker :-\

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Re: Albatross (1900) -- Crew Lists
« Reply #6 on: October 17, 2013, 05:27:25 pm »
That would explain the tick marks!  I wonder what happened for them to need treatment though...

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Re: Albatross (1900) -- Crew Lists
« Reply #7 on: October 17, 2013, 05:42:24 pm »
Complement of Petty Officers, Seamen, Ordinary Seamen, Landsmen, Boys, and Marines
This shows that they did have a boilermaker on board...

I looked around a little bit, but I didn't find anything (I might have missed it).

You might find How to look at log pages before and after the one you are working on useful ;)



Here he is again - but no explanation: http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/Albatross/vol036of055/vol036of055_049_1.jpg
« Last Edit: October 17, 2013, 05:46:29 pm by Randi »

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Re: Albatross (1900) -- Crew Lists
« Reply #8 on: December 22, 2013, 08:00:52 pm »
I noticed that these two guys had been absent without leave for a while, starting April 5 and 6
April 5, 1900: Absent without leave F. Vollstadt (sea)
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/Albatross/vol036of055/vol036of055_041_1.jpg
April 6, 1900: F Vollstadt (Sea) and L. Leon (M Att) absent without leave.
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/Albatross/vol036of055/vol036of055_042_1.jpg

And then, looking a bit ahead, I found
April 15, 1900: By order of the Commanding Officer F. Vollstadt (Sea) was declared a deserter from this ship and from the U.S. Naval Service
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/Albatross/vol036of055/vol036of055_051_1.jpg
April 16, 1900: By order of the Commanding Officer, L. Leon (Mess Att) was declared a deserter from this ship and the U.S. Naval Service.
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/Albatross/vol036of055/vol036of055_052_1.jpg

Looks like after 10 days they give up on you coming back

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Re: Albatross (1900) -- Crew Lists
« Reply #9 on: December 22, 2013, 08:22:53 pm »
I'm glad you posted that!
I had found a rank that looked vaguely like M.a.H. Now I can see that it is obviously M.att :-[
(http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Vicksburg/vol007of023_jpg_clean/vol007of23_024_1.jpg)

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Re: Albatross (1900) -- Crew Lists
« Reply #10 on: January 03, 2014, 11:48:09 am »
Anyone know of a Lieutenant Moore? On April 10th, I have what looks like Ltn K J Moore being ordered back to the US

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Re: Albatross (1900) -- Crew Lists
« Reply #11 on: January 03, 2014, 12:11:20 pm »
I think that is Dr. Moore
Also, looking at the T in Tuesday, that might be a T rather than a J :-\
http://www.history.navy.mil/books/callahan/reg-usn-m.htm - lots of Moore's, but no K. J.

http://www.history.navy.mil/books/index.html
and
http://www.ibiblio.org/hyperwar/AMH/USN/Naval_Registers/
are very useful.
The first is a subset of the second but with the data collected.




Also, looking at the F in J.F. Moser, that might be an F rather than a J ;)
and H in German flagship Hertha (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/Albatross/vol036of055/vol036of055_043_1.jpg) ;)
Maybe H. F. Moore: https://archive.org/stream/bulletinuniteds04commgoog#page/n10/mode/2up/search/moore ?
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Re: Albatross (1900) -- Crew Lists
« Reply #12 on: January 05, 2014, 01:02:53 am »
I just got to that same page (April 10, 1900) and it looks like "Dr. H.F. Moore" to me too.
"Dr.H.F.Moore received orders from the Commissioner of Fish and Fisheries detaching him from the Albatross before that vessel sails for Alaska and ordering him to return to the United States on July 1, 1900."

In that Bulletin of the US Fish Commission that Randi linked, an H.F. Moore is listed as having published a report in 1901 (page XIV), so it seems reasonable to supposed they're the same person.

Also on that same page:
"Dr.J.C.Pryor, USN left the ship as a member of a Board of Survey at the Naval Hospital"
(He's on the first crew list post, but what the heck, additional note).

Edit: forgot to link the page, oops.
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/Albatross/vol036of055/vol036of055_046_1.jpg

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Re: Albatross (1900) -- Crew Lists
« Reply #13 on: January 20, 2014, 05:37:53 am »
I've been doing logs for the USS Albatross (1900) and was having a hard time sorting out the signature of one of the crew who has made frequent entries.  Then, in one log notation it was noted that Rear Admiral Kempff came aboard to pay respects to the captain, and several crew received promotions to Ensign, including C.S. Kempff.

That was the key I needed to figure out the mystery crew member's last name - the log entry writer was C.S. Kempff, son of Rear Admiral Kempff.  With a little internet surfing, I was able to determine that the senior Kempff was a Civil War naval veteran, and that the son had already served as a cadet on the Battleship USS Oregon during the Spanish-American War before being reassigned to the Albatross.

A little more sleuthing and I found out that Clarence S. Kempff had a long and interesting career in naval service.  In addition to serving on the Oregon and Albatross, he commanded the Jupiter, the first ship to travel the Panama Canal from west to east, and while doing so tested a new electric drive system and authored a report on the results of the new configuration.

Kempff went on to command a troop ship in World War 1, an Oceanographic Research vessel (couldn't find the name), and later became commander of the First Battleship Division of the Battle Fleet, and was the commandant of the Portsmouth and Mare Island Naval Yards, finally retiring in 1938 as a Vice Admiral.

So the log of the Albatross catches some of the service early in the career of this future Vice Admiral, and even notes the event where he received his official promotion to Ensign, with his father, Rear Admiral Kempff, in attendance (or perhaps even presenting the promotions personally, the log does not say).

And all I originally wanted was to figure out how the heck to spell his name. Impressive where a little internet wandering will take you sometimes.  ;D


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Re: Albatross (1900) -- Crew Lists
« Reply #14 on: January 20, 2014, 06:30:00 am »
Exactly why I enjoy this project - always things to learn.  :)