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JNapoli

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Received on board one pair what?
« on: October 12, 2015, 07:37:48 pm »
I've been trying to make out this word, but I just can't get it. Under the 4 to 8 PM entry It looks like it says "Received on board one pair boat (something)". Can anyone make out that last word? http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/Albatross/vol019of055/vol019of055_164_1.jpg
Thanks for any help.

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Re: Received on board one pair what?
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2015, 07:38:36 pm »
davits

davit
Any of various types of small cranes that project over the side of a ship and are used to hoist boats, anchors, and cargo. - http://www.thefreedictionary.com/davit
AND
A spar formerly used on board of ships, as a crane to hoist the flukes of the anchor to the top of the bow, without injuring the sides of the ship; - called also the fish davit.- http://www.webster-dictionary.net/definition/davit [Randi]


http://www.history.navy.mil/research/library/online-reading-room/title-list-alphabetically/s/shiploading-picture-dictionary.html
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Re: Received on board one pair what?
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2015, 07:43:19 pm »
JNapoli, Welcome to the forum.  It is nice to have you working with us.  :)

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Re: Received on board one pair what?
« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2015, 08:09:10 pm »
That explains why I couldn't make out that word. I've never heard that term before. If anyone feels like helping, I have another log with a number of words I can't make out. http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/Albatross/vol019of055/vol019of055_174_1.jpg
First, under the 4 to 8 AM entry it says Set course ESE 5/8 E Whistling Buoy off (~~) bearing abeam. It looks like the first word is something like Waaddah, but I can't find any references to that. The next sentence looks like it says "Set square sail," but I am not sure about square. The next section I am not sure about are the last 2 sentences under Meridian to 4 PM. It looks like it says "Condemed and threw overboard by order of a sway. 8 bbls of flour. Received one bale of trawl webbing and Basnett sounder." Does anyone agree with my transcription? Finally, under 6 to 8 PM I can't make out the Bay name. It looks like it starts with a D and ends in an ish. Thanks for your help.

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Re: Received on board one pair what?
« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2015, 08:11:36 pm »
JNapoli, Welcome to the forum.  It is nice to have you working with us.  :)
Thanks for the welcome. I might be spending a bit of time here in the handwriting section, because I try to completely transcribe all the Miscellaneous Events pages, no matter how boring they are.

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Re: Received on board one pair what?
« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2015, 08:24:12 pm »
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/Albatross/vol019of055/vol019of055_174_1.jpg

First, under the 4 to 8 AM entry it says Set course ESE 5/8 E Whistling Buoy off (~~) bearing abeam.
It looks like the first word is something like Waaddah, but I can't find any references to that.
It is indeed written Waaddah Isld
The correct/modern spelling is Waadah Island. See: http://forum.oldweather.org/index.php?topic=3653.msg101813#msg101813

The next sentence looks like it says "Set square sail," but I am not sure about square.
square is correct. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Square_rig



The next section I am not sure about are the last 2 sentences under Meridian to 4 PM. It looks like it says "Condemed and threw overboard by order of a survey. 8 bbls of flour. Received one bale of trawl webbing and Basnett sounder."
Basnett is right! See: https://archive.org/stream/wrinklesinpracti00leckrich#page/170/mode/2up/search/basnett


Finally, under 6 to 8 PM I can't make out the Bay name. It looks like it starts with a D and ends in an ish. Thanks for your help.
I think it says Dwamish Bay.
See Duwamish Bay - http://forum.oldweather.org/index.php?topic=3653.msg75645#msg75645

Good work!!!
« Last Edit: October 12, 2015, 08:50:04 pm by Randi »

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Re: Received on board one pair what?
« Reply #6 on: October 12, 2015, 08:49:46 pm »
Thanks for all the help. It's a lot harder to make these transcriptions when I can't find references. Hopefully this will be all I need help with for a while.

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Re: Received on board one pair what?
« Reply #7 on: October 12, 2015, 08:57:38 pm »
Hello JNapoli - and welcome!  :D

I've got to confess that, when working on a ship called the Acacia, things got soooooooooooooo boring in Gibraltar (sun, sun ,sun, a bit of sea, and back to port for more sun) that the entry was '6am breakfast; Noon, dinner.' Well - there wasn't anything else except swabbing the decks...  ::) ::) ;D

I hope you really enjoy the log books and their fascinating stories  :D
« Last Edit: October 12, 2015, 08:59:14 pm by AvastMH »

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Re: Received on board one pair what?
« Reply #8 on: October 12, 2015, 09:24:02 pm »
I do enjoy transcribing these logs. It's fascinating to get a glimpse of history from the 1880s. I ran into another log that I am having a few issues with. I can't really make out the names in the last line of this log. Looks like I'll have to go to the crew lists and see if I can match them up. http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/Albatross/vol020of055/vol020of055_006_1.jpg

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Re: Received on board one pair what?
« Reply #9 on: October 12, 2015, 10:10:13 pm »
Hi JNapoli, I can't really make them out either! Something like G. Mizumma and M. Escova (Landsmen).

It gets easier as you get used to the hand-writing on a particular ship and become more familiar with the weird naval terminology. But the names can still be a bit baffling (sometimes I think the log keepers are scrawling more than normal to cover the fact that they don't really know how to spell their shipmates names!)

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« Reply #10 on: October 12, 2015, 10:40:33 pm »
I'll back up everything jil says!  :D our jolly tars didn't spend their loves practising for spelling 'b's  ;) ;) :D

Your idea to check the crew lists is excellent JNapoli. Good luck!  :D

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Re: Received on board one pair what?
« Reply #11 on: October 12, 2015, 11:34:50 pm »
I posted over on the ship discussion page, and someone seemed fairly confident in their deciphering. I decided to go with Y. Mezumura and M. Enova.

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Re: Received on board one pair what?
« Reply #12 on: October 13, 2015, 08:46:41 am »
(sometimes I think the log keepers are scrawling more than normal to cover the fact that they don't really know how to spell their shipmates names!)
Definitely so!! ;D ;D



Welcome aboard OW JNapoli! :) :)
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Re: Received on board one pair what?
« Reply #13 on: October 13, 2015, 12:20:05 pm »
Or they write it clearly in multiple places but spell it differently ::) ;D