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exim202

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Japanese sealers
« on: December 20, 2014, 03:40:16 pm »
Can I have some help deciphering here?  ??? Difficult words marked in red. Thanks!
And I've included extracts because it is just an interesting episode!  8)
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/Commodore%20perry//Volumes/Seagate%20Backup%20Plus%20Drive/Arfon-JPEGS/RG26/COMMODORE%20PERRY//vol184/vol184_169_1.jpg
8am - Merid.
Sighted schooner bearing SW 1/2 S also small boats in vicinity of Otter Island
Hailed four small boats alongside, took them in tow, took aboard 12 Japanese from boats.
Stopped, hailed alongside and took in tow one small boat, took aboard 3 Japanese. Hoisted aboard the fura(fur & ?) boats; all boats equipped with shotguns, ammunition and knives
Merid. - 4pm
Came up to schooner.
Boarded Japanese schooner Miye Maru, Toba Noumiya Taiyo, Sealing, and found that the captured boats belonged to her. Seized the schooner on account of her boats sealing within the three mile limit of the Pribilof Islands. 2 17 underway, schooner in tow.
Secured all arms and knives belonging to Japanese prisoners.
8pm - Mid.
Sent communication to Commanding Officer, U.S.S. "Manning" concerning seizure of Japanese vessel and notifying him that this vessel was on her way to Unalaska with schooner in tow.

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Re: Japanese sealers
« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2014, 03:57:31 pm »
Could the first one be 'five boats'?

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Re: Japanese sealers
« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2014, 04:00:12 pm »
I agree it is probably "fur & boats".

Miye Maru was wrecked, ran aground, in 1911 at Hioki, Kii - Hioki-Saki  is a city in Japan, but the Wrecksite doesn't have a more definite location.
http://www.wrecksite.eu/wreck.aspx?217459

Back in a minute with the other.  :)

Google came up totally blank on Toba Noumiya Taiyo - not even some bad guesses.  I might be the owning company or else her home port?
« Last Edit: December 20, 2014, 04:04:21 pm by Janet Jaguar »

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Re: Japanese sealers
« Reply #3 on: December 20, 2014, 04:01:19 pm »
Hi exim!

I'd say just "fur boats", with no additional letter, for the first word.

For the second one, that should be the "standard" way to record boarded ship (ship name, home port, captain name, type of activity) and i can read "Miye Maru, Toba, Nomura Kaiyo, Sealing" there.

Edit: Whoops, Replied after Janet and jil had already posted... and agree with jil... "five boats" seems good to me.
« Last Edit: December 20, 2014, 04:04:43 pm by propriome »

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Re: Japanese sealers
« Reply #4 on: December 20, 2014, 06:38:36 pm »
Thank you folks for the help!  :)

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Re: Japanese sealers
« Reply #5 on: December 20, 2014, 06:41:17 pm »
That's what the forum is for ;)