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Maikel

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Re: Holidays in the U.S. Log Books
« Reply #30 on: February 04, 2015, 03:01:58 pm »
U.S.S. Yorktown - At anchor Shanghai, China.

25-12-1896 - 8 a.m. to meridian:
Christmas calls were received from H.I.G.M.S. "Cormoran" and from the Russian ship.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol016of040_jpg_clean/vol016of040_191_1.jpg

The Russian ship in question is the "Otrazny".

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Re: Holidays in the U.S. Log Books
« Reply #31 on: February 06, 2015, 09:17:06 pm »
How to celebrate and how not to celebrate...
From USS Concord Thursday, 12 April 1900

Flagship made general Ardois signal " The Commander-in-Chief has been informed by the French Admiral that the "D'Entrecasteaux will half mast her colors and cock bill her yards and perhaps fire hourly guns tomorrow in celebration of good Friday: Her colors will be half masted until ten o'clock Saturday. we shall not follow her motions.  (My emphasis)

USS Baltimore was the Flagship.

A bit of history of the French flagship d'Entrecasteaux (1899-1922)
Croiseur cuirass?. Se trouve en Asie de juin ? ao?t 1900, il met ? terre une compagnie de d?barquement qui prot?ge les L?gations de P?kin assaillies par les Boxeurs. En 1914 il est ? Otrante. Le 3 f?vrier 1915 il participe aux combats des Lacs Amers. Le 27 mars 1915 il bombarde Gaza. De 1915 ? 1916 il participe ? la d?fense du canal de Suez. Le 4 octobre 1916 il est envoy? ? Djibouti en raison de troubles en Abyssinie. En 1917 il participe aux escortes entre Tarente et Ith

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Re: Holidays in the U.S. Log Books
« Reply #32 on: February 07, 2015, 07:47:20 am »
COCK-BILL. The situation of the anchor when suspended from the cat-head ready for letting go. Also said of a cable when it hangs right up and down. To put the yards a-cockbill is to top them up by one lift to an angle with the deck. The symbol of mourning.

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TOP A YARD OR BOOM, To. To raise up one end of it by hoisting on the lift, as the spanker-boom is lifted before setting the sail.

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LIFTS. Ropes which reach from each mast-head to their respective yard-arms to steady and suspend the ends. Their use is to keep the yard in equilibrium, or to raise one of its extremities higher than the other if[444] necessary, but particularly to support the weight when a number of men are employed on it, furling or reefing the sail. The yards are said to be squared by the lifts when they hang at right angles with the masts.?Topping-lifts. (See Topping-lifts.)
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Re: Holidays in the U.S. Log Books
« Reply #33 on: February 07, 2015, 04:51:39 pm »
Nice, Randi! The things we learn...  (I was too busy (i.e. lazy) to bother looking up a definition of cockbill.  ;)

I'm sorry the French characters didn't display properly. Here's the link

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Re: Holidays in the U.S. Log Books
« Reply #34 on: February 11, 2015, 07:52:50 pm »
USFC Albatross, 04/07/1904

Dressed ship rainbow fashion in celebration of the declaration of independence.

At sunset undressed ship.

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Re: Holidays in the U.S. Log Books
« Reply #35 on: February 14, 2015, 09:48:48 pm »
Just to inform folks, I'm listing holiday references in Perry logs and will post them when the logs are finished (unless asked otherwise). I'm recording date, transcribed entry and page .jpg URL. I started from Dec 1907, when I came across this thread.

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Re: Holidays in the U.S. Log Books
« Reply #36 on: February 14, 2015, 10:39:50 pm »
This topic was started just because it was fun.  Enter stuff here - or just links to Perry posts if you wish - or not as it suits.  We want it to stay fun.  :)

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Re: Holidays in the U.S. Log Books
« Reply #37 on: February 15, 2015, 04:52:07 pm »
ok, JJ  :) ;)
There hasn't been anything of great note anyway, so I'll just post entries here if they're interesting.
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Re: Holidays in the U.S. Log Books
« Reply #38 on: February 25, 2015, 12:07:18 am »
USS Concord 04 July 1900 At anchor off Libukandako Island.

At 8:00 dressed ship.

8 A.M. to Meridian
Crew given a holiday and time given up to boat races and various events.

4 to 8 P.M.
At sundown took down dressing flags.

In typical Concord fashion in rendering Filipino names, this is either:
  • Canahauan Dacu Island: 11.83N 124.70E; or,
  • Libucan Island:   11.91N 124.62E
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Re: Holidays in the U.S. Log Books
« Reply #39 on: February 27, 2015, 10:28:44 pm »

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Re: Holidays in the U.S. Log Books
« Reply #40 on: March 11, 2015, 12:50:04 am »
USS Jamestown
February 22, 1869

8 to Merid:
At 12 fired a salute of 21 guns in honor of the anniversary of Washington's birth day.

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Re: Holidays in the U.S. Log Books
« Reply #41 on: March 12, 2015, 08:04:33 pm »
USS Jamestown
4 July 1848

At Meridian in Celebration of the Day, a salute of 21 Guns was fired_

at 4 called all hands, and spliced the Main brace_
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Re: Holidays in the U.S. Log Books
« Reply #42 on: March 15, 2015, 12:25:50 am »
USS Vicksburg
July 4, 1902

At 8:00 [am] full dressed ship in honor of the day.

Fired national salute at noon.

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Re: Holidays in the U.S. Log Books
« Reply #43 on: March 16, 2015, 12:01:21 am »
Concord Monday, 03 September 1900

Showing solidatirty with the workers of the world;

At 9:30 had quarters for muster: no drills. Labor Day.

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Re: Holidays in the U.S. Log Books
« Reply #44 on: March 18, 2015, 11:18:56 am »
At anchor Yokohama, Japan.

30-05-1897 - 8 a.m. to meridian:
At 9.30 parties were landed from this ship and the "Petrel" to decorate the graves of officers and men of the Navy who are buried at Yokohama.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol017of040_jpg_clean/vol017of040_174_1.jpg

That would be a holiday also - the US Decoration Day, now called Memorial Day, honoring our war dead.