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Re: The Letters, Humor, and Art of Old Weather Logbooks
« Reply #60 on: August 30, 2015, 10:20:44 pm »
I can see how the calligrapher has inferred the full letter in all these circumstances - it's a case of art over simple writing, surely? Knocks Times New Roman into a cocked hat eh? ;) ;D

Ah - the dreaming poets that sailed the Rogers...I miss them a lot  :-*

Strangely just looked up another thread entry about the Albatross on Thanksgiving day. The page shown is:
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/Albatross/vol040of055/vol040of055_030_1.jpg

and it looks like the example of the letter 'u' given in the thread above might just be a case of too little ink on the pen...  :-\
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Re: The Letters, Humor, and Art of Old Weather Logbooks
« Reply #62 on: January 01, 2016, 07:10:01 pm »
Like.  :)

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Re: The Letters, Humor, and Art of Old Weather Logbooks
« Reply #64 on: February 23, 2016, 07:28:41 pm »
Thanks, Randi. I had a feeling I hadn't posted that in quite the right place  ::)

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Re: The Letters, Humor, and Art of Old Weather Logbooks
« Reply #65 on: February 23, 2016, 07:31:02 pm »
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Re: The Letters, Humor, and Art of Old Weather Logbooks
« Reply #66 on: September 13, 2016, 02:23:36 am »
Thetis (and Manning) in Dutch Harbor, Alaska, Sept 5, 1903...

Crew preparing gig for race with USS Manning at 10:00 suct(?) gig in tow of steam launch to starting point of race. USS Manning's gig won race.

Huzzah USS Manning

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Re: The Letters, Humor, and Art of Old Weather Logbooks
« Reply #67 on: June 19, 2017, 03:24:12 pm »
The crew of USS Atka don't seem to have been enjoying their stay in Boston, MA on 1 Jan 1953:

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Once again it comes to pass
This lass of ours in mass
is made fast to South Jetty
Shipyard Annex, Boston, Mass.

With standard mooring lanes from one to six
And if we weren't it'd be an awful fix.
A regulation watch we're standing too
All dressed up in snow covered Navy Blue.

The services we're getting from the dock
Won't come as any great shock:
Phone, power, water, and stuff they call steam,
The later so wet it's more like cream.

COMDRUDIV4 & SOPA are one and the same,
RADM H.B. JARRETT they call him by name,
In the U.S.S. Warchester (CL 114)
You call this poetry? God, but it's poor!

But what's more part of the U.S. Lant Fleet
Is tied up here real trim and neat.
Not to mention those vessels of smaller draft
Sometimes referred to as yard and district craft.

No use griping but still a hell of a way
To Welcome in the year, wet as a fish and cold as the day.
But into every life some rain must fall
Nothing else to report, so that's all.

R.E. DRAMER, LT., USN

https://catalog.archives.gov/OpaAPI/media/8003422/content/arcmedia/dc-metro/594258-navy-deck-logs/00001/atka-agb-3-1953-01/atka-agb-3-1953-01-0005.jpg

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Re: The Letters, Humor, and Art of Old Weather Logbooks
« Reply #68 on: June 22, 2017, 10:00:42 pm »
Another one from Atka: 1952-01-01
Here we lie in seven fathoms of water,
Moored to the North Jetty pier,
Which is in South Boston Annex
At Boston Naval Shipyard here.

On the port side are six cables
Lines one and six are made of wire.
The other lines are six-inch fiber,
All six are doubled for weather dire.

To the starboard is our sister,
Soon to head for ice and snow.
As is known by everybody,
She is the good ship Edisto.

We are receiving from the dock
Most every service known to man.
Steam and water, 'lectric power,
And telephone are in the plan.

Num'rous other ships are present
Members of the Atlantic Fleet.
Yard and District Craft are here, too;
Those are all that you will meet.

The SOPA is a Captain:
F. B. Warder, U.S.N.
He commands the ship Columbus,
CA seven four, again.

Nothing's happened yet this morning,
For last night was New Years Eve,
So ends this mid report:
The morning watch did us relieve.

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Re: The Letters, Humor, and Art of Old Weather Logbooks
« Reply #69 on: June 22, 2017, 11:59:36 pm »
That's so neat!  :D :D :D
And our poet mentions the Edisto, one of our Cold War ships  :D