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Re: Albatross (1900) -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #810 on: July 01, 2017, 06:13:44 am »
I have noticed several references to dredging using orange peel.  I thought this was a misreading on my part but there is an actual orange peel bucket used as a grab to obtain bottom samples.

Jan 27th 1913
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/Albatross/vol050of055/vol050of055_0034_1.jpg
taking two bottom samples using orange peel bucket.

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Re: Albatross (1900) -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #811 on: July 01, 2017, 09:44:35 am »
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Definition of orange-peel bucket:
a bucket having three or more crescent-shaped jaws resembling segments of orange peel hinged to a single support at the top

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Re: Albatross (1900) -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #812 on: July 01, 2017, 01:41:18 pm »
Interesting, I'd never heard them called that before.  8)

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Re: Albatross (1900) -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #813 on: July 01, 2017, 02:51:47 pm »
Good work Hanibal!

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Re: Albatross (1900) -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #814 on: July 02, 2017, 07:15:22 am »
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Definition of orange-peel bucket:
a bucket having three or more crescent-shaped jaws resembling segments of orange peel hinged to a single support at the top



Ouch, that would hurt if it took a sample from you.
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Re: Albatross (1900) -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #815 on: July 14, 2017, 12:16:58 pm »
22nd March 1913 Sausalito
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/Albatross/vol050of055/vol050of055_0103_1.jpg
Motorboat carried away inboard stringer of port gangway ladder, same unshipped for repairs.

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Re: Albatross (1900) -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #816 on: July 16, 2017, 02:30:57 am »
Disregard the Part page after March 31 1913 as it is actually the start of April 1 which is a few pages on.

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Re: Albatross (1900) -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #817 on: July 16, 2017, 03:50:21 am »
April Fool?

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Re: Albatross (1900) -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #818 on: July 16, 2017, 07:24:53 am »
April 2nd 1913 Sausalito
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/Albatross/vol050of055/vol050of055_0121_1.jpg
At 1.10 Pm a Small sail boat capsized, the u.s.s. Hopkins & this ship sent assistance & picked up boat.

April 5th 1913 Sausalito
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/Albatross/vol050of055/vol050of055_0124_1.jpg
Picked up drifting Motorlaunch Marylyn at 5.30. a.m.
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Re: Albatross (1900) -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #819 on: July 18, 2017, 07:24:24 am »
April Fool?

 :o  Missed that one  :-[ 

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Re: Albatross (1900) -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #820 on: August 03, 2017, 07:21:55 am »
June 2 1913 Sausalito
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/Albatross/vol050of055/vol050of055_0194_1.jpg
At 2.45 p.m. put fire & rescue party ashore in answer to alarm in town.

At 7.10 pm. sent fire & rescue party ashore in answer to town fire alarm.

June 11 1913 Sausalito
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/Albatross/vol050of055/vol050of055_0203_1.jpg
At 3.40 pm sent fire and rescue party ashore in answer to town fire alarm.  Party returned at 4.30 pm having assisted in extinguishing a brush fire.


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Re: Albatross (1900) -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #821 on: August 05, 2017, 04:31:39 am »
June 25th 1913,
Looks like we may get something fixed soon. 3 quotes asked for.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/Albatross/vol050of055/vol050of055_0217_1.jpg

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Re: Albatross (1900) -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #822 on: August 05, 2017, 06:20:24 am »
According to Wikipaedia

 "Late in this period, during the fiscal year 1913, Albatross underwent a major refit at Mare Island that altered her rigging from brigantine to schooner and enlarged her deckhouse, as the pilot house was extended to provide two offices and a new stateroom for the executive officer. In addition, a radio "shack" was built forward of the mainmast."

She was regarded as unseaworthy since her return from her last expedition which is why she has only been used for local surveys in San Francisco Bay.

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Re: Albatross (1900) -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #823 on: August 05, 2017, 10:59:49 am »
This is something that's gone through my mind a lot - what a vast upheaval it must be to change rigging systems - or gradually put steam into a ship, and then change from a little donkey boiler to something bigger.  And after that you've lost a section of your storage space.  :-\

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Re: Albatross (1900) -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #824 on: August 05, 2017, 11:31:05 am »
Thanks for the info.