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DZM

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Re: Could use some Daily Zooniverse suggestions...
« Reply #15 on: January 09, 2015, 02:39:22 pm »
Fantastic stuff, everyone. I should have ideas to keep me going for a while now.

Please continue to post anything that you find really cool, though!

Thank you all!!  ;D ;D ;D

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Re: Could use some Daily Zooniverse suggestions...
« Reply #16 on: January 09, 2015, 08:36:23 pm »
Hi DZM,

Just to add some events from Unalga (I):
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Re: Could use some Daily Zooniverse suggestions...
« Reply #17 on: January 11, 2015, 04:58:57 pm »
The Albatross also had some fun with escapees from 04/04/1904-07/04/1904: http://forum.oldweather.org/index.php?topic=3966.msg98602#msg98602

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Re: Could use some Daily Zooniverse suggestions...
« Reply #19 on: January 21, 2015, 05:59:32 pm »

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Re: Could use some Daily Zooniverse suggestions...
« Reply #20 on: January 21, 2015, 06:04:47 pm »
Three cheers for Patterson!   :D

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Re: Could use some Daily Zooniverse suggestions...
« Reply #21 on: January 21, 2015, 06:08:33 pm »
Thanks, Darren.  I keep wondering what the captain had to say to all his lieutenants and mechanics that evening. ;)

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« Reply #22 on: January 21, 2015, 08:07:19 pm »
Nice one Darren!  ;D

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Re: Could use some Daily Zooniverse suggestions...
« Reply #23 on: January 21, 2015, 08:58:52 pm »
Thanks Darren. Good work. :)

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Re: Could use some Daily Zooniverse suggestions...
« Reply #24 on: January 21, 2015, 09:41:20 pm »
Thanks, everyone! And thanks for your help in finding it (and many other suggestions) for me!

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Re: Could use some Daily Zooniverse suggestions...
« Reply #25 on: January 21, 2015, 11:10:33 pm »
You are welcome.  :)

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Re: Could use some Daily Zooniverse suggestions...
« Reply #27 on: January 24, 2015, 11:10:33 am »
Here's a short amusing one I found again by chance:

28th May 1923:

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/Unalga//Volumes/Seagate%20Backup%20Plus%20Drive/Arfon-JPEGS/RG26/UNALGA//b2575/b2575_126_0.jpg

"Unable to read barometer and thermometer on account of fresh paint."

Now how did THAT happen?! :o ;D

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« Reply #28 on: January 31, 2015, 02:09:23 pm »
A fishy tale from the Albatross:

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Also, our research into marine life is being disrupted by... marine life!

A whale again interfered with the sounding wire, carrying off 67 turns of the same from the Sigsbee Machine; also a 35# lead attached.

The scientific logs report "Whale fouled sounding wire and parted it at an intermediate station" on station Dr 4525 on 26/05/1904, and the previous occurrence (not mentioned in the ship's log) was at station Dr 4455 on 12/05/1904, noting "Whale fouled sounding gear, carrying it afoul of propeller and parting wire."

Another animal-related incident was recorded at station Dr 4516 on 24/05/1904 as the dredging net was brought up: "Some bottom fish floated up out of net; dusky albatross devoured some; few recovered by lowering boat".

For context, the Albatross spent the early part of 1904 on loan to staff from the University of California, undertaking dredging of the sea floor to bring up samples of sea life, and did an intensive survey of Monterey Bay in May 1904. It wasn't irregular for parts of the dredging/sounding equipment to get lost or be damaged, especially when the nets got caught on rough parts of the sea bed - however, this is the first time I've seen sea life blamed for the damage!

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« Reply #29 on: February 18, 2015, 02:00:32 am »
Got a couple more prime stories about "lost overboard" boats, of all things. 

Not exactly lost overboard ....

4:30 Dinghy missed painter still at boom.  8:20 - 11:00 Gasoline launch made round of bay but failed to find dinghy.
3:25 Boat from U.S.S. Chattanooga came alongside with ships dinghy in tow.

Red faces all round?

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USCS%20Patterson/Book%2012/IMG_6167_1.jpg

On the next day there are consequences:

Q.M. R. C. Lawton was this day called to the mast by the Commanding Officer for negligence of duty in allowing the dinghy to escape, and disrated to seaman @ 40.00 for 1 week.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USCS%20Patterson/Book%2012/IMG_6168_1.jpg
I do hope the dinghy enjoyed its day off! ;D


And there is a much more seriously viewed problem - for your purposes, the funny one might be better.
Another boat lost overboard!

4 to 8am
At 4.40 steam launch "Bear" carried away her bow line while riding at port boom and sank immediately, hanging stern uppermost by stern line at port gangplank & about 8 1/2 fathoms beneath the surface, bow on the bottom.  Attempted to secure her in this position by slipping the bight of a chain underneath but the ship swinging carried away the stern line & allowed the launch to sink to the bottom.  Occupied during the remainder of the watch in the attempt to grapple launch.

8am to merid
Crew engaged in grappling for sunken steam launch.

Merid to 4pm
The USS "Pinta's" launch and this ship's launch dragging for sunken launch.

4 to 8pm
At 4.30 stopped dragging for launch and sent "Pinta's" steam launch back to her.



Thetis 26 Oct 1889
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Thetis/vol009of024/vol009_095_1.jpg

As the sunken launch is not mentioned in the following days' logs, I think they gave her up as lost.